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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American SciFi

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

Three teens must protect the local fun park when an alien spacecraft lands in the parking lot. American SciFi was made with a micro-budget of $1,500 and seeks to inspire no-budget filmmakers to go out and make their movie.

Director(s): Chris McElroy
Writer(s): Chris McElroy & Corey Schmalzle
Producer(s): Chris McElroy & Corey Schmalzle
Starring: Hannah Swayze, Robert Joseph Hoffman, Nathanael MacIntire, Tucker Shull, Chris McElroy

Mini-Golf, Go Carts, and… Aliens?

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How To Save A Marriage

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

A “Cosmo Quiz” becomes a painful walk down memory lane. Honesty is the hallmark of a good relationship…just not that kind of honesty.

Director(s): Eric Foss
Writer(s): Eric Foss
Producer(s): Eric Foss
Starring: Chris Mollica, Catherine Mersereau

Honesty is the hallmark of a good relationship…just not that kind of honesty.

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Village of the Gramned

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Horror

Getting that Insta-worthy selfie can turn into a real nightmare! Ever notice how everyone on Instagram starts to look alike? How we’ve all become zombies drawn to the glow of our phone obsessed over likes, tags, followers, that it’s depressing and borderline dangerous, but also… freakin’ funny?!

Director(s): JP Leigh & Joanna DeLane
Writer(s): Joanna DeLane
Producer(s): Joanna DeLane, Jonathan Fisher, Gloria Ortega
Starring: Alexis Martino, Troy Hatt

Social Media Kills

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Sofa Queen

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Comedy

When a power outage threatens Landry Family Furniture’s final “Going Out of Business” sale, Martha, the matriarch, attempts to reconnect the power and her fractured family.

Director(s): Jenny Kleiman
Writer(s): Jenny Kleiman
Producer(s): Jason Leiva, Sinclair Rankin, Jenny Kleiman, Isabella Olaguera
Starring: Nikki James / Co-starring: Tait Ruppert, Ben Paul Williams, Paris Peterson, and Gabrielle Arles

When life comes to a grand finale, can you start over?

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The Hostess

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film – Drama

After and uncomfortable sexual encounter with a customer over the phone, restaurant hostess Margot tries to unload on to her friend Charlotte. But it’s the dinner rush and Charlotte couldn’t be less interested.

Director(s): Rosalie Alspach
Writer(s): Rosalie Alspach
Producer(s): Rosalie Alspach, Cameron A. Mitchell, in association with Heart On Fire Productions
Cast: Rosalie Alspach, Bri Oglu, and Tristyn Lau

There’s no time for crying during the dinner rush.

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Three Roads

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

Three childhood friends navigate life’s griefs and hurdles. Together. Or not… A touching dramedy about love, loss, and friendship.

Director(s): Kip Calendine
Writer(s): Kip Calendine, Vanessa Donley, Sarah Beth Goer, Amanda Ives
Producer(s): Sarah Beth Goer, Amanda Ives
Cast: Vanessa Donley, Sarah Beth Goer, Amanda Ives

They grew up together…but where will they end?

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Lupe

2020 Official Selection: Narrative Feature Film

A neighborhood girl goes missing and 3 friends go out in search of finding her before it’s too late.

Director(s): Fady Haddad
Writer(s): Fady Haddad
Producer(s): Fady Haddad
Cast: Angel “CHI-ILL” Pedraza, Mario Canon, Duane Deering, Rebecca Escobedo, Myriam Raymond, Ruben Ramirez, Eduardo Iglesias, Jennifer Bravo

She’s missing in a place she couldn’t escape. To the hood, she mattered.

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