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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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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