"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."
Xander is a witch whose abuse of black magic has led him to disaster after disaster. After trying to go clean of witchcraft, Xander befriends a young loner, helping Roland with bullies, girlfriends, and other teenage atrocities.
Dir. Joshua Land, Victor Fink 82 min.
At the End of the World
In an apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace in a still hopeful soldier during the very last World War. But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.
Dir. Fon Davis 13 min.
A Missing Piece
Ling, a former Peking Opera performer, tries to enlist her teenage son, David to deliver a mysterious package to her aging Opera master. During their visit at her master’s old folks home in Chinatown, something unexpected happens that leads Ling and David to find the “Missing Piece”.
How will we think of yesterday when it becomes our tomorrow?
Dir. Karis Campbell 7 min.
A young married mute girl undergoes domestic violence by her husband and mother every day. She makes a crucial decision to live with her loved ones.
Dir.Sreehari Purimetla and Adithya Joshi
Raven & Crow
After years of serving as lowly foot soldiers for the Corvidae Family, a powerful east coast crime syndicate, wise-guy Raven convinces his side-kick Crow to strike out on their own and get their hands on a piece of the action. The only problem is, stealing from the Avian Mafia is never a good idea.
Dir. Jotharn Porzio 13 min.
You Drive me Crazy
A dark comedy/thriller about a GPS who takes revenge on a cheating husband.
Dir. Vickie Rose Sampson 8 min.
In remembrance of her son's death, a woman embarks on a journey to the Mojave desert and gets bitten by a rattlesnake. She must come to a decision on whether to seek help from a park ranger.
Dir. Jaime Torres 26 min.
In the crime capital of the world, an LAPD officer was having just another bad day... or not.
Dir. T.J. Yoshizaki. 7 min.
Jason decides to experience smoking heroin to 'see why it's more important to Nikki than their relationship. And now he must meet her parents - on Christmas Eve.
A dad in search of redemption advises his daughter.
Dir. Matthew Charles Thompson 4 min.
Do Unto Others
A grieving father confronts his child’s killer on a live television and must decide if the revenge his family wants is worth his soul.
Dir. Matthew Muchka Dir. 13:30 min
The Coffee Run
Carol is sent on errands by her boss and comes to the edge of a nervous breakdown.
Dir. Gustavo Sampaio 4:30 min.
Sometimes the living must help the dead. In funeral homes throughout the United States and the UK, there are untold numbers of unidentified and unclaimed remains, 20% of these are Military Veterans.
Dir. Thomas Phillips 30 min.
One year ago, Callie Thornton emerged as the sole survivor of a brutal massacre at the hands of a masked madman. Haunted by vivid flashbacks of her friends’ murders, she seeks to quiet the grief and guilt that torment her. But while one nightmare may be coming to an end, a new one is just beginning.
Dir. Laura Russo 11 min.
It's our daily decisions that determine the future
Dir. Khrishna Grace 5 min.
Big Durian Big Apple
By juxtaposing footage from “the Big Apple” and poetic narration, Big Durian Big Apple is a visual love letter to my hometown of Jakarta, Indonesia (fondly called “the Big Durian” by its denizens).
Dir. Azalia Muchransyah 5 min.
High school students Ruby and Gus belong to different social circles, but on this particular Tuesday, their lives intersect and they begin to see beyond the high school stereotypes.
Dir. Margo E. Sawaya 15 min.
On April Fools' Day, just before her wedding, a bride pranks her fiancé by saying that she thinks that they've lost that spark and that they should call off the wedding and break up, only to discover that he feels the exact same way.
Dir. Jonathan Smith 81 min.
Smiley Death Face
Not all emoji's are cute.
Dir. Andrew Patrick Torrez 7 min.
Though she portrays herself as large and in charge, a #girlboss, one might more aptly call her a wannabe... In fact her company's success may be in spite of Chesire's best efforts to remain hip.
Dir. Frankie Wagner 6 min.
A young woman with a blood disorder must decide if her freedom is worth dying for.