2023 Official Selection: Screenplay – Short Film

Charlie, a successful smart home inventor, dies after celebrating the opening night of her latest smart home creation called CANDY. Charlie’s spirit enters into the apple-shaped device and controls CANDY while her caretaker, Billie, helps her to find her murderer. The two discover an unexpected secret. But will Charlie and Billie find the murderer before it’s too late?

Writer(s): Diana Foronda

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Bad Trails

2023 Official Selection: Short Film – Horror

An exhausted new mother, at the end of her rope, is plagued by intrusive thoughts and feelings.

Director(s): Colin Garcia
Writer(s): Colin Garcia
Producer(s): Gary Leo Miller, Colin Garcia, Stuart McWhirter
Key Cast: Abi Van Andel, Tamara Dearing, Katherine Martin, Gracie Taylor, Dara Jade Tiller

Los Angeles Premiere!

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Robots Don’t Tell Jokes

2023 Official Selection: Short Film – Animation

Robot thinks he has a wonderful joke, so he keeps trying to tell it, but none of the other robots ever laugh. They tell him “robots don’t tell jokes…” Will Robot give up on his awesome joke or will he find his tribe?  Stop-motion using mainly wood scraps and metal pieces.

Director(s): Kelli Caldwell
Writer(s): Kelli Caldwell
Producer(s): Kelli Caldwelli


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