"This is one of the few festivals that actually likes filmmakers, unlike most that just screen your film and kick you out right after. I highly recommend this festival...had a lot of fun last year, great venue and organizers with a great host."
By 40 you'd think most men would have figured out a thing or two about life. But for four childhood friends navigating (mid)life in LA, turning 40 only proves that nobody has any f#cking clue what they're doing.
Dir. Bill Caco 15 min.
An unlikely sisterhood that forms in the beige-toned half-basement of a foster home for “problem” teenage girls in the year 2000.
Dir. Mara Joly 15 min.
A police forensic photographer known as the exhibit man discovers some town folk have been infected by an alien.
Dir. Trevor Mirosh 28 min.
Gordon does not want to freeze during his dinner date, but his secret is making him nervous. He has snakes for hair with a bad habit of turning people into stone. Will he find love or is this a date with disaster?
Dir. Carlos Mejia, Kevin Barwick 7 min.
BLOCK 21-A, Tues. Nov. 12th 2:30 pm
FREE EVENT FOR FILMMAKERS
Director/Producer David Jay Willis is a veteran TV writer and director of award-winning short films and plays, and the first person in the U.S. to successfully raise money through Equity Crowdfunding to make a feature-length film. He started with only $2,000 for the project, and six months later concluded his campaign with over $1 million raised — despite having no social media presence, no marketing experience, and never having done a crowdfunding campaign before. The movie that resulted, the delightful family comedy “I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas,” was released worldwide in December of 2018, and is available now on iTunes and Amazon. www.DavidJayWillis.com.
Unlike crowdfunding with Kickstarter or Indiegogo, Equity Crowdfunding campaigns do not focus on donations from friends and family, but on the hundreds of thousands of interested investors already on approved platforms. Because of this, the average Equity Crowdfunding campaign is almost twice as likely to be successful and raises more than ten times the average Kickstarter campaign.
Callie puts on her best poker face while she embarks on the run from Los Angeles through the desert, with nothing but her Toyota Solara and a pack of cigarettes.
Dir. Tracy Kleeman 12 min.
Ring of Fire
"If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" goes bad. Randy finds an app to solve his family's mobile technology distraction problem.
Dir. Eric Dyson 20 min.
After his pregnant wife's lymphoma medicine is canceled, an African-Australian boxer must illegally procure enough medication to carry their baby to term.
Dir. Nir Shelter 16 min.
Following a dramatic breakup, Evelyn Rose, an awkward 16-year-old, gets sent to her Grandma Carly's house for the summer to learn about love, friendship, and life after 60.
Dir. Becca Flinn-White 10:30 min.
I am Evelyn Rose
A group of teenagers clash with overzealous police as "The War on Drugs” expands into a middle-class suburban community.
Dir. Michael Cruz 29 min.
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.
Dir. Julie Sharbutt 12 min.
Vera is a young Romanian woman who has been deceived and forced into prostitution. Jon, after a terrible loss is looking to escape his current reality. When they meet they will be compelled to make decisions that will change them both forever.
A young couple go on a weekend getaway, to help fix their struggling relationship. Things soon go bad, when he discovers a videotape of a murder that occurred in the very same hotel room.
Dir. E.B. Hughes 96 min.
Samantha and Jordan have been friends since they were sixteen, Jordan is a jokester. One night when Samantha calls him for some advice, she feels he takes his joking too far. She is forced to deal with the unexpected as she struggles to accept a harsh reality.