Desire Lines

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

A conflicted adult film actress attends a meditation group and mixes with an offbeat clientele and their troubled guru.

Director(s): Patrick Connolly
Writer(s): Patrick Connolly & Nigel Lysaght
Producer(s): Camille Raquel & Patrick Connolly
Starring: Camille Calvin, Nigel Lysaght, Dwight Huntsman, Jonathan Dylan King, Teagan Morin, Jamie Ohlsen

And your mind will wander…you will get lost…

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Kiko’s Saints

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

Kiko, a Japanese illustrator on assignment in France, gets suddenly overwhelmed by a strange inspiration, while she realizes she’s been spying on a gay couple on the beach next to the chapel where she’s working. Obsessed by such a vision, she will spy on those men and draw them secretly. This will slowly push her towards an encounter that will change her life and breaks her social rules.

Director(s): Marmier Manuel
Writer(s): Marmier Manuel
Producer(s): G.R.E.C.
Starring: Lika Minamoto, Kengo Saïto, François Burgun, Arthur Gillet, Riohey Tabura

Kiko drawing a lost church in the dunes

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His Mother

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

As an aspiring immigrant actress tells her story, it is soon unveiled what she herself is not aware of – that she was taken advantage of and lured into isolation from the bustling life of Los Angeles. Something disturbing and tenebrous is hidden under the layer of her seemingly normal life.

Director(s): Dawid Krepski
Writer(s): Dawid Krepski
Producer(s): Magdalena Gaca, Mieszko Lassota
Starring: Marta Ojrzynska

she is… HIS MOTHER

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Renchik

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

Ren is a young rhythmic gymnast vying for a spot on the National team. From her brash coach who demands perfection to an uncle who asks far too much of her, Ren’s life is both a performance and a test.

Director(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Writer(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Producer(s): Andrew Theodore Balasia
Starring: Tal Chatterjee, Masha Tkachenko, Zeljka Gortinski, John Henry Richardson, Adriana Cuentas

Sport is the last frontier.

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Stew

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Horror

On just a normal weekday evening of preparing a family dinner, a Suburban housewife’s life slowly falls apart as her worst nightmare for each member of her family comes to fruition.

Director(s): Tommy Hallal
Writer(s): Tommy Hallal
Producer(s): Dominic Arcelin, Jasmine Conkle
Starring: Mary Beth Synk

Food for Thought

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Nailed

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

A nostalgic painter struggles to hang the last remaining painting of his long lost love… until he is struct with inspiration that may finally reunite them.

Director(s): Nickolas Gilbert
Writer(s): Nickolas Gilbert
Producer(s): Nickolas Gilbert, Sydney Miller, Whitney Dunn
Starring: Steve Forbes, Ferelith Young

Nailed it!

 

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Torch

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

In the not-too-distant future where the word freedom is illegal, a divided father must choose between performing his government duty or saving his family.

Director(s): Heather Hillstrom
Writer(s): Angie Engelbert
Producer(s): Angie Engelbert
Starring: Anthony Sherritt, Sally Eidman, Ryan Day, and Lyla Booker

Assimilation is Justice.

 

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FLAT

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

Two jewel thieves, on the run from their old business partner, find themselves stuck on a deserted highway with a flat tire after stealing his take from a recent heist.

Director(s): Evan Ostrow
Writer(s): Evan Ostrow
Producer(s): Veronika Graves
Starring: Corinne Bachaud, Alise Armour, Gerardo Vitale

Long road to freedom

 

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Micky

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

In San Francisco where homelessness is rapidly growing, a young woman travels the streets in search of a home and independence, but discovers that comfort is not always a place.

Director(s): Aimee Hoffman
Writer(s): Aimee Hoffman
Producer(s): Daniel Toman & Andrea Hoffman
Starring: Mikhala Hoffman

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Sidepiece

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

Dating is hard. Especially when you’re married. Nothing is what appears to be in this short romantic-comedy about two people who find each other on a very special dating app.

Director(s): Teddy Tenenbaum
Writer(s): Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum
Producer(s): Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum
Starring: Michael Muhney, Jenness Rouse, Minsun Park

Dating is hard. Especially when you’re married.

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