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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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Film Listing

Film Info

Rope Trick




United States
Drama
00:11:37
Season:2017

Released:2016
Directed by
Kirk Ryde
Written by
Kirk Ryde, Jackson Ridd
Produced by
Kirk Ryde

A magician who performs rope tricks encounters a mysterious young woman with a trick of her own.


Shades of Scarlet




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:13:56
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Wendy Keeling
Written by
Wynn Reichert
Produced by
Wendy Keeling

Shades of Scarlet is a powerful story about the paths people choose and how events can turn in a moments notice. The film follows a convicted rapist just released on a technicality. Frustrated with the public reaction to his release, he tries to take a momentary refuge in a dive bar. This becomes difficult when a ball busting nurse hits on him.


Shaken Identity




United States
Comedy, Action, Suspense
00:12:11
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Evan Zissimopulos
Written by
JEFF ZAMPINO
Produced by
John Jones, Jeff Zampino, Evan Zissimopulos

When two lovable loners on the internet agree to go a blind date, they become entangled in a web of intrigue and deadly peril.


Swamp Affair




Finland
Comedy
00:09:06
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Aleksi Puranen
Written by
Aleksi Puranen
Produced by
Aleksi Puranen

While on a berry-picking trip a woman gets stuck in a swamp, but she soon realizes it's not only the swamp she's stuck in.


The Beautifully Drowned




Canada
Drama
00:23:55
Season:2017

Released:2016
Directed by
Jon Dewar
Written by
Jon Dewar
Produced by
Jon Dewar, Robert W. Gray, Matt Rogers

A maritime fairy tale about a woman who longs for the day her husband will drown at sea.


The future is so bright (i gotta wear shades)




France
Drama, Suspense
00:24:55
Season:2017

Released:2016
Directed by
Julien Eon
Written by
Julien Eon, Marc Cosnard des Closets
Produced by
Sylvain Bresson

Rocker Dick Traverse is a tour manager based in France. Washed out by a sterile existence, Dick is about to call it quits. During his next tour with an obscure norwegian pagan-metal band he meets some mysterious and lunatic people. Will he listen to them and be able to re-enchant is life ?


The Last Doll Lady




United States
Documentary
00:21:13
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Taryn Hough
Written by
Taryn Hough
Produced by
Taryn Hough

In the 1950s a program called Dolls for Democracy was started. Women known as "doll ladies" would travel to local schools and teach children, through the use of hand carved wooden character dolls, about why racism and intolerance is wrong. Over the decades the program has faded into obscurity, but one woman has made it her life's mission to reignite a nations passion for the programs hopeful message. Selma Bukstein was one of the original doll ladies, now 60 years later and at the age of 91, she's the last doll lady.


The Last Doll Lady follows Selma's efforts to revitalize the program and pass on its legacy to a new generation.


 


The Madame in Black




Sweden
Horror, Suspense
00:23:50
Season:2017
Directed by
Jarno Lee Vinsencius
Written by
Jarno Lee Vinsencius
Produced by
Jarno Lee Vinsencius

After playing the infamous urban legend game "Madame in Black", Alex and his sister, Emma, experience the wrath of the evil witch Madame in Black.


THE OLD-MEN




France
Comedy, Action
00:17:44
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Jordan Inconstant
Written by
Jordan Inconstant

Captain Justice and his team of great heroes were once the protectors of Cosmopolis and adored by all citizens. After having put in jail their sworn enemy, the Scarman, they décide to put masks and capes in the wardrobe to retire. Now 70 years old Captain Justice is leading a normal life. But this old hero intends to resume service proving to all that his age is not an obstacle!


The Rage




United States
Drama
00:05:45
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Alrik Bursell
Written by
L. Jeffrey Moore, Alrik Bursell
Produced by
L. Jeffrey Moore, Alrik Bursell

During an evening of drinking his troubles away Oscar masks his inner demons by a chance encounter.


Tracks




Sweden
Documentary
00:14:20
Season:2017

Released:2016
Directed by
Gunnar Bergdahl, Annica Carlsson Bergdahl
Written by
Gunnar Bergdahl
Produced by
Fredrik Lange

Every year about 80 people kill themselves in Sweden by standing on a rail track and wait for a train. Every single tragedy thus also take place in the train cab. How do drivers handle the experience of having death ever present at every shift, and behind every curve? Through a journey along the tracks that runs through the Swedish reality we get switched into a series of such reflective testimony, stories that is forming a chorus of voices while we travel along the inexorable tracks.


Trial 47




United States
Comedy, SciFi
00:21:00
Season:2017

Released:2016
Directed by
Luke Van Mol
Written by
Luke Van Mol
Produced by
Luke Van Mol
Edited by
Luke Van Mol

A scientist in the field of teleportation is captured by terrorists. He must fight to ensure humanity is saved from his discoveries falling into evil hands.


Tucker Noir




United States
Documentary
00:12:15
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Heidi Moore
Produced by
Heidi Moore

Take a brief look into the life of Northern California's drag king sweetheart, Tucker Noir. Watch as he hosts Chico California's 2016 gay pride weekend and gives us a little insight on what performing drag is all about.


Why People Don't Text Back




United States
Comedy
00:01:44
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
Luke Van Mol
Written by
Luke Van Mol
Produced by
Luke Van Mol

Maybe they weren't just ignoring your text...


Wish You Were Here




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:15:28
Season:2017

Released:2017
Directed by
DC Evans, Andrew Number
Written by
DC Evans
Produced by
Andrew Numbers, DC Evans, Lindsay Baker

Teleportation has replaced all other forms of travel in the U.S. For most everyone, it has been a welcome innovation. However, a rare condition limits Bennett’s ability to teleport.

Feeling isolated and alone, he starts a long-distance relationship with the one who got away.


Diggin' On




United States
Animation, Music Video
00:02:26
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Josh Funk

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Judges Choice Brief


A bird creature travels to the desert in his wagon to bury his heart.


In Memory




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:14:34
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Robert Kirbyson
Written by
E.R. Wolmelsduff, Robert Kirbyson
Produced by
Ron Allchin

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best SciFi


In a seemingly utopian future, an elderly woman struggles to accept that it seems like it's her turn to die. 


KITCHEN




France
Drama, Thriller
00:16:40
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
STEVE DUCHESNE
Written by
STEVE DUCHESNE
Produced by
OLIVIER LAMY

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Horror


In a house in the middle of nowhere, Jason made the discovery of a cookbook hidden in his attic. Later, when he decided to prepare a delicious meal for his wife Marie, things do not go as planned ... A ghost took possession.


I've just had a dream




Spain
Drama
00:07:25
Season:2016

Released:2014
Directed by
JAVI NAVARRO
Written by
JAVI NAVARRO, PEDRO HERRERO
Produced by
JAVI NAVARRO

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Drama & 1st Place Judges Choice


Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.


Nine Days in Norcal




United States
Documentary
00:33:19
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Jeff Edwards
Written by
Jeff Edwards
Produced by
Jeff Edwards

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Documentary


Travel film about exploring swimming holes and cliff jumping spots in Northern California.


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