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These amazing films were created by filmmakers from around the globe who's passion and dedication to the art of short film truly shows in their work.
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Award Winning Films

Film Info

Commonplace




United States
Comedy
00:12:45
Season:2013

Released:2013
Directed by
Colleen J. McShay
Written by
Colleen J. McShay & Kimberly Van Winkle
Produced by
Colleen J. McShay, Daniel Chawla, & Francesca Brown-Haysom
Edited by
Matthew Thayer & Kimberly Van Winkle
Other
Cinematographer: Amar Jonathan Chawla

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 3nd Place Judges Choice


A quirky dramady that finds Alice and other well know fairy tale characters living in a mundane world where dreams and imagination are outlawed.


Anti-Hero




United States
Comedy, Action, Suspense
00:08:00
Season:2013

Released:2012
Directed by
Bo! Campbell
Written by
Bo! Campbell
Produced by
Bo! Campbell, Ray Hom
Edited by
Bo! Campbell, Matthew Devapiriam Emmanuel
Other
Alexius Franklin, Adrian Nava, Brandon Zee, Lance Gegner

Shortz! Award Winner2013 Winner - 3rd Place Audience Choice


Calvin Rhodes pulls up to the local ‘Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery.’ On the radio is a news report about increasing crime rates, as well as a recent string of kidnappings. Calvin’s son, Angelo (nicknamed ‘Tig’, short for tiger), calls. Tig wants milk for his cereal, but Calvin doesn’t have the cash to get anything extra. After a hostile exchange with Tig’s mom, Calvin resolves to find a way to get his son some milk. Searching for money, he comes up short. Calvin spots Tig’s toy gun, and gets a bad idea. He colors the orange tip black. He tears holes in his cap, making a mask. A few practice threats in the mirror, and Calvin is halfway to a new life as a criminal. A few steps shy of armed robbery, Calvin hears a lady in distress. Some would-be kidnappers try to force her into a van! Calvin’s conscience takes control, and before he knows it he’s waving a plastic gun at a violent kidnapper. After some choice words, the driver notices Calvin’s gun is fake, and all hell breaks loose! By sheer luck and fast reflexes, Calvin prevails, killing the kidnappers and saving the day. Unfortunately, all the woman sees is a scary guy in a mask, so she tries to shoot Calvin with her taser! Her shot is ironically deflected by the milk that Calvin is graciously returning, and that’s the final straw. Calvin decides to collect payment for his services in the form of the lady’s taser and purse, and “Anti-Hero” Enterprises has its first, satisfied customer. News reports go on to detail more adventures of “Anti-Hero."


Lady in the Kitchen




United States
Comedy
00:02:00
Season:2012

Released:2012
Directed by
Bo! Campbell, Gino Oddone
Written by
Bo! Campbell
Produced by
Ray Hom
Edited by
Gino Oddone
Other
Victoria Gauthier

Shortz! Award WinnerBrief Winner - 1st Place Audience, 3rd place Judges


A lady confronts her own inter-dimensional sink goblin.


Wurms-Trailer




United States
Comedy, Horror
00:01:40
Season:2012

Released:2012
Directed by
Heidi Moore
Written by
Heidi Moore
Produced by
Max Infeld
Edited by
Wyatt Smith

Shortz! Award WinnerBrief Winner - 1st Place Judges


When high maintenance city girls Quinn and Char decide to rough it in the mountains, they get more than they bargained for. Creepy mutant parasites and crazy mountain men were not part of the plan. That's just gross dude. Fake tans and lip gloss can't help them now. What's a girl to do?


A Midsummer Nightmare: The Betrayal




United States
Drama, Horror, Thriller
00:14:47
Season:2012

Released:2011
Directed by
Joshua Seigel
Written by
Joshua Seigel
Produced by
Steve Everson and L. Jeffrey Moore
Edited by
MIke Wilhelm

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Judges and Audience Choice


England, 1596. The Brotherhood of St. George uses William Shakespeare to trap the Faerie Court within an enchanted book, sparking a secret war with the pagan Feyists. 250 years later the book is opened and the magical beings are freed in a California forest.


The Quickie




United States
Comedy, Romance
00:03:20
Season:2012

Released:2012
Directed by
Scott Brown
Written by
J. Rhoads-Peterson, Peter Langman, Scott Brown
Produced by
Scott Brown
Edited by
Paul Hildebrandt

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Judges Choice


Sheila and Mike take some time for something special on their way to a dinner party.


Buster Jones: The Movie




United States
Comedy
00:05:12
Season:2011

Released:2010
Directed by
Dylan Hobor
Written by
Dylan Hobor
Produced by
Flax Glor, Dylan Hobor, Terry Hopkins, Robert Parham
Edited by
Flax Glor

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice


"Buster Jones: The Movie" details the adventures of an African-American minor league basketball star that is also trained in the martial arts. After his cousin Bootsy is murdered by weapons dealers from Asia, Buster finds himself thrown into a turbulent battle with an organized terrorist ring. These pursuits lead Buster to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles where he finds himself plunged into the ultimate fight to save the fate of the free world.


Bad Neighbor




United States
Comedy
00:01:58
Season:2011

Released:2011
Directed by
Abel Mora
Written by
Nathan Brick
Produced by
Michael Dobson
Edited by
Mario Johnson

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Brief


Everyone has that one neighbor. That neighbor that is always borrowing something and never bringing it back. This neighbor takes it to a whole new level.


Dinner for Four




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:06:21
Season:2011

Released:2010
Directed by
Nathan Carter
Written by
Christopher Madrigal
Produced by
Christopher Madrigal
Edited by
Andrew Lin

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Audience Choice


A pleasant dinner leads to a budding friendship between new neighbors.


Splitsville




United States
Comedy
00:15:02
Season:2011

Released:2006
Directed by
J. Bretton Truett
Written by
J. Bretton Truett and Craig Belanger
Produced by
Bess Wiley
Edited by
J. Bretton Truett

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Audience Choice


An exceptionally shitty day for one very pissed off guy.


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