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Boy Moms vs. Girl Moms




United States
Comedy
00:02:43
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Jay Diaz
Written by
Jamie Tompkins
Produced by
Jamie Tompkins

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The differences between raising boys and raising girls.


Tin Can




United States
Drama
00:20:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Pat Battistini
Written by
Pat Battistini
Produced by
Pat Battistini, Robert Francke, Carlos Ragas

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J.C. came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.


A Fine Cycle




United States
Drama
00:09:40
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Derek Willis
Written by
Derek Willis
Produced by
Derek Willis

A woman experiences an anxiety attack as her life flashes, floods, and swirls around her mind as she fights for control driving her to an extreme representation of the pain just under her skin. 


A Peaceful Morning




United States
Drama
00:14:20
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
JINHUI HUANG
Written by
Yushan Chen
Produced by
Weihao Feng

A boy is under his most depression period. His mother who abundant him when he was a baby, pretend a charity to save him.


Analogue




United States
Documentary
00:05:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Doug Fraser

In our ever-digital world, a film development studio in Norfolk, Virginia fights to keep the analogue processes alive.


ANNA




United States
Drama
00:18:10
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Petra Priborska
Written by
Petra Priborska
Produced by
Jiri Madl

Having spent her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, Anna, now an immigrant in New York City, struggles to pursue her dream of higher education in the U.S.


Broken Lullaby




United States
Music Video
00:02:55
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Bill McGarvey, Stella Rosen
Written by
Bill McGarvey, Stella Rosen
Produced by
Bill McGarvey

Music video.


CANTABRICO




Spain
Documentary
00:03:54
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Written by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Produced by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin

This is the first chapter of a trip along the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula that I started in Galicia, going through the western half of Asturias, and that I intend to finish in Hendaye, the eastern end of the Cantabrian Sea. Filmed for 11 days in September 2017, it responds to the dream of starting the filming of a film that shows the incredible beauty of these sites. An idea that haunted me long ago by the head. Here is the beginning ...


Coffee?




Israel
Comedy
00:07:50
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Sharon Ben-Tovim
Written by
Sharon Ben-Tovim
Produced by
Sharon Ben-Tovim, Nir Bergman

Two friends wake up after a night of heavy drinking to realize that they're not only extremely late for their best friend's wedding, but also trapped inside an apartment with no way out. As much as they try to pull themselves together, a missing key and a dead body raise a lot of questions about what really happened last night.


Decades - Floating An Inch Off The Ground




United States
Animation, Music Video
00:02:56
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
David Samuel Adams Pack
Written by
David Samuel Adams Pack, Ben Ruttenburg, Samantha Francis
Produced by
Ben Ruttenburg, Samantha Francis
Edited by
David Samuel Adams Pack

Music video for the Decades song "Floating an inch off the ground"


EL UNIVERSO DE LA PALMA 2.0




Spain
Documentary
00:05:30
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Written by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Produced by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin

This is the result of the challenge of completing a timelapse, which means a before and after, completing a film of more than five minutes in just 11 days on the island of La Palma. From here comes the second part, a timelapse that I wanted to complete, and from which has come a short 51 scenes where I get more in the soul of the island. It includes nocturnal scenes within the Astrophysical Institute of the Canary Islands.


Glass of Water




United States
Comedy
00:01:29
Season:2018
Directed by
Matt Clarkson

Hero Complex




Family, Comedy
00:07:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Mohamad AlYamani
Written by
Mohamad AlYamani
Produced by
Douglas Spain, Mohamad Yamani

Marlow is the new kid in school and finds it hard to be recognized, especially with popular bullies around! As we all know, the only one way to beat a villain is to become a superhero!


How The West Was Lost




United States
Comedy
00:06:15
Season:2018

Released:1957
Directed by
Darrell Jensen

During the annals of the wild west in Glenn County there was no more dangerous mob than the "Tainters" gang. One of their most daring heists took place in February 1957 when they stole the sum of 39 cents (in cash) from the Canal Bank of Willows. The following film historically documents that famous event. Return with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear "when the west was lost".


Je Suis Humain




United States
Drama
00:10:28
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Adam Gorny
Written by
Adam Gorny
Produced by
Dakoda Smith, Adam Gorny

Living




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:13:35
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Marcellus Cox
Written by
Marcellus Cox
Produced by
Marcellus Cox

A n Award Winning Drama about an Angel's descent from Heaven to Brooklyn looking too clear the air, bridging a Gap fining common ground addressing an important key of life between Law Enforcement and Minorities...


Mariposas




United States
Drama
00:03:00
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Adrian Carey
Written by
Samanta Schweblin
Produced by
David Eli Munz Maire

Set in a universe of magical realism, a boastful father prattles on superficially about his daughter to another parent in the school pick up line, but is unable to perceive her when it matters most. 


Ready or Not




United States
Drama, Comedy
00:17:42
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
John Sinclair
Written by
Joel P. Berry
Produced by
Joel P. Berry, Michael Coogan, Richard Doyle

Clete Wilson suddenly finds himself unemployed with time to do something he has always wanted to do. When he surprises his dad with a mystery road trip, they both discover how unprepared they are for the journey: ready or not.  


Red Tale




France
Horror, Romance, Musical
00:05:00
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Natacha Thomas
Written by
Natacha Thomas
Produced by
Natacha Thomas

RED TALE is a dark fairy tale which opposed RED RIDING HOOD and BLUEBEARD in a dangerous tango of lights


"Curiosity, in spite of its appeal, often leads to deep regret....it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all"Charles Perrault


Sarah's Dream




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:06:41
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Wendy Keeling
Written by
Wynn Reichert
Produced by
Wendy Keeling

This dark comedy is a short story about a troubled and rebellious teenager who is haunted by the same recurring dream night after night. The people in her life who are supposed to protect and guide her seem to be almost as bad as the nightmare itself. Sarah’s is seemingly caught in the dream cycle and it becomes difficult to tell the difference between the dream and reality. The situation becomes desperate when the voice of her dead ex-boyfriend joins the dream and won’t “let go”. As time goes on, the fear factor of the dream seems to only escalate.


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