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IMFF 2019 OPENING NIGHT FILM :

 

THE DOG DOC

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose.

 

 

 


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3 Days

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

3 Days – 12 minutes  (Short Block 6) Director: Julie Sharbutt When three women friends sense danger on a camping trip, they keep each other laughing until a horrible twist makes them feel more alone than ever.

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A Night at the Table

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

A Night at the Table – 11 minutes  (Short Block 6) Director: Tamara S. Hall A mother prepares food for a seemingly normal family night dinner, but as the conversation between her and her kids grow more peculiar, tension mounts between the three, unveiling a lurking threat at the table.          

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A Passion of Gold and Fire

10/12/2019 @ 3:15p - Documentary Short

A Passion of Gold and Fire – 6 minutes  (Short Block 4) Director: Pins Sébastien A beekeeper shares his worries about the future of his apiary school. A passion of gold and fire which definitely helps our environment to keep on living.            

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After

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

After  – 6 minutes  (Short Block 6) Director: Aaron Huisenfeldt, Joe Saldana , and  Yonash Breneman A disturbing conversation between two friends takes a turn for the worst. The discovery of a loved one’s death creates new paths when the horrific truth is revealed.  

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After So Many Days

10/12/2019 @ 12:45p - Documentary

After So Many Days – 86 minutes  Director: Jim Hanft, Samantha Yonack “You’ll want a front row seat to this intimate and endearing music documentary from singer-songwriter duo Jim and Sam. Recent newlyweds, Jim Hanft and Samantha Yonack, were feeling somewhat stuck in their musical career and wanted to do something bold to make one […]

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Alone

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short - Student

Alone – 10 minutes  Director: Hannah Sobieski Jessie travels to an isolated cabin to take his mind off a recent breakup. But will he find the solitude he desires?

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Appointment at 10

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short

Appointment at 10 – 9 minutes  (Short Block 2) (Foreign Language) Director:  Eitán Sandom A young psychologist and her first patient: a murderer. What can go wrong?

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Artik

10/12/2019 @ 8:30p - Narrative

Artik – 77 minutes  Director:  Tom Botchii A comic book obsessed serial killer’s sinister plan to train his son to be his replacement is interrupted when the young boy lures a well-meaning stranger, Holton, back to their secluded farm threatening to expose their families terrifying secret.

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Baba’s Next Chapter

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Documentary Short

Baba’s Next Chapter – 10 minutes  Director: Jamie C.X. Wang As her father’s retirement approaches, a student filmmaker living abroad attempts to bring a story the father wrote to life, to prevent him from abandoning his one last creative passion that’s fading away.          

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Balance

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Animation

Balance – 4 minutes  (Short Block 4) Director: Raymond Limantara Sutisna A boy and girl fight for painting space, both refusing to give in until the mess they create goes out of control.

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Barking Mad

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p

Barking Mad  – 3 minutes  (Short Block 2) Director: Kostiantyn Liakhov How much barking does it take to drive someone mad? For George, it’s two days, seven hours and three minutes. If George ever wants to nap in peace, he must pick a bone with his awfully optimistic neighbor and her peppy pooch.

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Be(lie)f

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p

Be(lie)f  – 18 minutes  (Short Block 2) Director: Meghan Modrovsky A newly promoted detective is put in charge of a murder case that involves the death of a young black man but he soon realizes his own personal beliefs may interfere with getting to the truth.         vimeo.com/331311066

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Below a Dark Wood

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short - Student

Below a Dark Wood  – 13 minutes  (Short Block 6) Director: Bill Slovick A missing woman. A troubled man. A dark wood full of mystery. What moves among the trees? What secrets lie buried? And what comes creeping in the dead of night?  

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Boxed

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

Boxed  – 6 minutes  (Short Block 5) Director: Wanjiru Njendu A fictionalized short film based on the true story of the terrifying daring escape of Henry “Box” Brown, who used creativity to escape from slavery in 1849 by mailing himself to freedom.

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Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Documentary

Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War  – 110 minutes  Director: Kerry David The sordid world of wildlife trafficking and poaching is orchestrated by ruthless crime syndicates. An unlikely group of heroes are rising up to do all they can to prevent and reverse these terrible offenses against the planet. Filmmaker, […]

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Burying Mitchell

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

Burying Mitchell  – 22 minutes  (Short Block 3) Director: Sam Williamson Having loved and lost the same man, two women meet at the funeral of their ex-husband for the first time to settle a $1M life insurance policy. Working together they put their past in the ground once and for all.

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But First…

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short

But First…  – 5 minutes  (Short Block 2) Director: Erin Brown Thomas Coffee literally changes the way I see, think, and interact with other people. BUT FIRST is my way of exploring this through two of my favorite mediums, film and dance.

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Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters – 20 minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Chris Roe Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Time is running out. Will justice […]

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Coffee – An Opera

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Narrative Short

Coffee – An Opera – 14 minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Edward Loupe Three musical stories intertwine over the course of an evening in a downtown coffee shop.  

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Craving

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short

Craving – 11 minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Lance Johnson On the surface, Beau and Lena have a seemingly perfect relationship, until Beau’s disturbing craving for something more in life begins to emerge.

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Curb Service

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

Curb Service – 13 minutes (Short Block 3) Director: Andrew Huggins, John R Sexton In the 1950’s and 1960’s curb service was all the rage at drive-in restaurants. In the late 1960’s a “NEW” type of curb service was born in the South. “CURB SERVICE” the film is one mans experience with this “NEW” version.

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Dead Ends

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short - Student

Dead Ends – 32 minutes (Short Block 4) Director: Bradley Coster After her untimely death, Melanie, a young professional, is sent to purgatory and must decide on whether to stay in the questionably mundane limbo or leave for the unknown… with the help of Z, the smooth-talking, involuntary guide to the newly departed.

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Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma

10/12/2019 @ 6:00p - Documentary

Dodging Bullets—Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma – 98 minutes Director: Sarah Edstrom, Kathey Broere, Jonathan Thunder, Bob Trench Native Americans have dodged bullets since first contact with Europeans. This film brings a cross-generational sampling of Indigenous people, researchers, and politicians to reveal stunning reasons for their disproportionately high incidences of health and social issues. […]

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Dormant

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative

Dormant – 1:36:00 Director: Julian Jay Burton Reports of kidnappings emerges from the quite neighborhood of former CIA agent, Arthur Huff. Detective Jordan Long is assigned as an undercover, hoping to find answers to the kidnappings but stumbles across something more sinister… Arthur Huff. The retired CIA agent seems all but normal and is revealed […]

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Fall of the Matador

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Narrative Short

Fall of the Matador – 9 minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Griffin Hart Davis A young matador struggles with his craft as bullfighting threatens not only his life but his emotional and spiritual existence.  

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Feline Paradox

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Animation - Narrative Short

Feline Paradox– 25 minutes (Short Block 3) Director: Ben Reicher Paul tries to change the past…. Perhaps at the cost of everyone’s future. What can he do to undo his failure?  ****WARNING: THERE ARE CATS INVOLVED****

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Fever Dreams

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative

Fever Dreams  – 80 minutes Director: Rob Underhill Four creepy tales guaranteed to give you Fever Dreams…

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Finding Bobbi: A Search for Self

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Documentary

Finding Bobbi: A Search for Self – 67 minutes Director: Scot Morison The poignant journey of a transgender actor unfolds as twenty-three years after last performing on stage as a man, she returns in the iconic role of Aunt Eller in an LGBTQ+ production of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! at the Oregon Shakespeare […]

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Finding Home

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short

Finding Home – 14 Minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Shea Butler When six-year-old Charlie is put into an induced coma after an accident, the only life-line he has leading him home is his mother reading his favorite book “Finding Home: The Adventures of Abo, The Wild African Puppy.” As Charlie’s mother, Lisa, reads about Abo’s […]

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Hear Me

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

Hear Me – 24 Minutes (Short Block 4) Director: Kevin M. Turner A girl struggling with selective mutism is given an opportunity to attend her dream college. However, in order to do so, she’s required to give an oral interview. Determined to keep her dream alive, she enlists the help from the most unlikely place.

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Homeless Ashes

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative

Homeless Ashes – 117 Minutes Director: Marc Zammit Frankie is a young boy who stands up to his fear and runs away from an abusive home only to grow-up trying to survive on the streets. After fleeing from his parents Stuart (Dean Maskell) and Abbie (Angela Dixon), he falls-in with junkies including Viv (Kirsty J. […]

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House Broken

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

House Broken – 13 Minutes (Short Block 3) Director – Cathy Yonek In an age where being homeless is illegal, a woman looking to adopt a dog gets more than she bargained for when the shelter she visits offers human adoptions as well as pets.

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How to Be Alone

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

How to be Alone – 13 Minutes (Short Block 6) Director – Kate Trefry How To Be Alone follows LUCY, as she struggles to survive an increasing bizarre and horrifying night. When her husband JACK leaves for the hospital graveyard shift, Lucy is left alone in the company of a particularly menacing kitchen cabinet, which she […]

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In Perspective

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

In Perspective – 13 Minutes (Short Block 6) Director: Arshia Zeinali “In Perspective” is a psychological drama about human or human beings who take place in an inappropriate place and time and…

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In Time

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Narrative Short

In Time – 17 Minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Gabriel De Santiago On the last night before his brother leaves for war, circa 1944, a hopeless Deaf writer must learn to conquer his fears, if dancing with the girl of his dreams should ever become a reality.          

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Irony

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Animation

In Time – 17 Minutes (Short Block 3) Director: Radheya Jegatheva A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based […]

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Latteship

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Animation - Student

Latteship – 4 Minutes (Short Block 3) Director: Hsing-Fang Tsai, Daishi Takishima Latteship is a 3D animated short created by Flora Hsing-Fang Tsai and Daishi Takishima. The animation story follows Sigri and Kona, two otters who have opposite personalities. They must learn to accept each other to cooperate in order to run a small but […]

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LIFT

10/12/2019 @ 3:15p - Narrative

Lift – 100 Minutes Director: Alexander Kaminer What would you do when your own conscience that goes by the name of Jimmy the trickster makes you earn money using a miraculous app called LIFT that sets you on an ethereal journey where you’ll overcome your own ego, find true love and finally realize your dream? […]

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LUTAH A Passion for Architecture: A Life in Design

10/12/2019 @ 10:15 - Documentary

LUTAH A Passion for Architecture: A Life in Design – 65 Minutes Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought a […]

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Mother, Daughter, Sister

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Documentary Short

Mother, Daughter, Sister – 28 Minutes (Short Block 4) Director: Jeanne Marie Hallacy Amae, Thamee, Ama (Mother, Daughter, Sister) gives voice to Kachin and Rohingya women calling for an end to sexual violence  in conflict. The film revolves around the stories of four women: Shamima, a volunteer counselor working with survivors of military rape in […]

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My Father’s Brothers

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Documentary

My Father’s Brothers – 73 Minutes Director: Shawn Kelley Jack Kelley, a Citadel graduate, volunteered for Vietnam. As a Captain, he routinely led his company of 140 men on patrols in the jungles of Vietnam. The orders came down from higher command that on June 29, 1966 Capt. Jack Kelley, and the other company commanders, […]

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NSC

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

NSC – 6 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Akim Dolinsky In 2022, Virtual assistants such as Alexa and Siri are very popular among retired old people. They are used not only for all sorts of requests but for social needs and empathy. Keisuke Endo, an old retired man in Japan gets nostalgic about his days […]

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Olhouser

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

Olhouser – 39 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Matt Fletcher Fighting cancer, Adam is the last heir to OLHOUSER House. Dying to live, he uncovers a conspiracy to kill him, discovering who’s really pulling the strings.            

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Passive Aggressive Dads

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p

Passive Aggressive Dads – 5 minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Jim Picariello Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. But when an obnoxious group of teens drive by, too fast and too loud, it spurs these aging, disgruntled dads into a self-righteous act of passive-aggression.   […]

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Past Partum

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p - Narrative Short

Past Partum – 15 minutes (Short Block 6) Director: Wendy Keeling When a ten-year-old boy interviews his imprisoned great-grandmother for a school project, he discovers the real reason for his mother’s failing health: his baby sister.

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Portrait of a Woman at Dawn

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p

Portrait of a Woman at Dawn – 15 Minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Cullen Douglas A #MeToo inspired story. The put-upon wife of a charismatic art dealer in 1920’s Paris witnesses the empowering and intoxicating love of a gifted artist and his bewitching muse.       

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R&R

10/12/2019 @ 8:15p

R&R 13 Minutes (Short Block 6) Director: Nicholas Thurkettle A loving couple retreats to a cabin in the mountains, for some fresh air, quiet, and to work on private project they hope will make the whole world a better place.

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Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

10/12/2019 @ 5:45p - Documentary

Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook – 80 Minutes Director: Michael Kasino What would happen if some political operatives tried to subvert the sacred American principle of “one person, one vote?” What if they hatched and pursued that plan for years before anyone noticed what they were doing? That is the frightening tale told in this […]

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Saved – Escape From Kim´s Regime

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Documentary Short

Saved – Escape From Kim´s Regime – 20 Minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Thea Elisabeth Haavet Andy and his mother tries to flee from North Korea, but the escape plan goes desperately wrong. After crossing the border safely, their guide does not show up as agreed, and they are stuck in the hillsides in China […]

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Scopophilia

10/12/2019 @ 8:30p

Scopophilia – 70 Minutes Director: Natalia Lampropoulou, Ilektra Aggeletopoulou Through the voyeuristic nature of the internet, Alexis unintentionally witness a murder through his computer. Will he be able to uncover the murderer or he will be caught into his trap?        

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Signature

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short - Student

Signature – 10 Minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Cory Gilchrist “Ink May be Permanent, But You Can’t Change The Color of Blood”  Handwriting expert Fitz Acadian struggles to stay relevant as an analog player in a digital world while trying to solve a crime where the only evidence left behind is a single signature.

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Simmer

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

Simmer – 15 Minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Owen Schwartzbard While incarcerated, Cyrus Bishop found solace in the prison kitchen, befriending the prison chef and discovering a passion for cooking. Now that his sentence is up, he must decide whether to return home to Tremé, New Orleans, or pursue his newfound passion by enrolling in […]

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Summer Run

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Adult Themes - Narrative Short

Summer Run – 12 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Cecilia Brianza A man, who loves running, is fascinated by a desperate girl who lives in isolation in a house in the Umbrian countryside. The encounter will leave a mark on both their lives.       —

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The Bartender

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p

The Bartender – 11 Minutes (Short Block 4) Director: Travis Newsad Carly, the skillful bartender at a swanky hotel lounge, is thrown off her game by the arrival of Alan, a powerful investor. As Alan and his leadership team celebrate with round after round of drinks, Carly is haunted by a dark secret about him, […]

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The Doctor’s Case

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative

The Doctor’s Case – 68 Minutes Director: James Douglas The Master of Horror meets the Master Detective. When a diabolical English lord is murdered, Sherlock Holmes and Watson must unexpectedly exchange roles in order to solve ‘the perfect locked room mystery.’ Based on the short story by Stephen King. LISTED ON SCREEN RANT AS THE […]

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The Family Album

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Narrative Short

The Family Album – 19 Minutes (Screening with Finding Bobbi: A Search for Self) Director:  Anthony Chapman A teenage home health care worker in the deep south forms a special bond with her first client, a trans man in the final months of his life.

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The Mentor

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Documentary Short

The Mentor – 12 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Daniel Holz, Paul Lebel Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor’s final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, […]

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The Ropes

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

The Ropes  – 10 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: John Benneche Jr. A single father pursuing a career in boxing is faced with an opponent that no amount of training can match. His goal of becoming a prize-winning fighter transitions as the realization his best prize is to show his son the importance to face […]

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The Stop

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

The Stop – 5 minutes (Short Block 4) Director: Komrakova Liudmila A girl has a fight with a respectable man in a car and leaves him. At the bus stop, she meets a handsome young man and they immediately fall in love. The man in the car returns and finds them together.        

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The Tattooed Heart

10/12/2019 @ 12:30p - Narrative Short

The Tattooed Heart – 9 Minutes (Short Block 2) Director: Sheldon Wong Schwartz A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, “Once Upon a Time”) at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, “I Kill Giants”) yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.     […]

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The World in My Dreams

10/12/2019 @ 5:30p - Narrative Short

The World in My Dreams – 5 Minutes (Short Block 5) Director: Anusha Srinivasan Iyer The short is about the journey of a mute boy Raju. The mute child who works in a teastall as a helper boy. Raju refuses tips and once gets rewarded with Rs 500. He has dreams… Big dreams for a […]

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This, Which I Have

10/12/2019 @ 3:00p - Narrative Short

This, Which I Have – 16 Minutes (Short Block 3) Director: Marek Stoklosa Enclosed space. A feeling arises between Artur and Julia. Love, despite many limitations, wants to escape beyond the walls. The battle begins from the very first moment. Their victory seems inevitable. Can something stop them?

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Traitor

10/12/2019 @ 10:00AM - Narrative Short

Traitor – 17 Minutes (Short Block 1) Director: Rit Saraswat As Islamophobia tightens its grip on 2025 Los Angeles, a struggling detective is presented with a tempting offer that could change his life forever. All he has to do is be a good American.      

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