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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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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.


Save The Date!




United States
Animation, Romance, Music Video
00:04:21
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Ren Lathbury, Mari Carlson

Tonight Bunny will finally propose to her girlfriend at the end of the pier - but wait, oh no! She's late!


Snow in Love




United States
Animation, Romance
00:02:38
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Trey Solberg
Written by
Wendy Solberg
Produced by
Trey Solberg, Wendy Solberg

A frozen couple struggles to extend their temporary existence and hold on to love as long as possible.


Some Kind of Daydream




United States
Drama
00:12:18
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Tony Alfaro
Written by
Tony Alfaro
Produced by
Connie Jo Sechrist, Tony Alfaro

Two lovers have a heart to heart about their future as a couple. The only thing standing between them is reality.


Stop At 60




United Kingdom
Documentary, Thriller
00:12:50
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Joseph Harrington

The film follows the family of Lesley Doughty, a man who killed a 24-year old girl drink driving. Lesley was my grandfather and dying when I was 5 meant that I never really got a chance to know him. Exploring the issues of mental health and alcoholism my family try to understand the events leading up to the crash, within this they examine their own feelings of guilt and regret for not doing more.


Table for Two




United States
00:01:49
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Breanne Brennan
Written by
Breanne Brennan, James Baker, Jr.
Produced by
Brett Blake, Brenton Thom, JP Russell, Breanne Brennan

The evening is intimate and magical. A couple shares a special date.


Tapferkeit




United States
Action
00:19:17
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Joseph Quinn
Written by
T.M. Armstrong
Produced by
T.M. Armstrong

During the WWII North African campaign, a German sniper of the AfrikaKorps and a U.S. Combat engineer find themselves the sole survivors of a battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a marauding band of desert nomads and the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During their odyssey, the German relates the destruction of his country due to following their corrupt politicians. He regrets not stopping them before it was too late. It's a specter from the past that sadly parallels many aspects of our society today. The German soon realizes his own government is the real enemy of his people and struggles to find the courage (Tapferkeit) to stop them.


The Brick Story




Comedy
00:02:43
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
David Wittkower
Written by
David Wittkower
Produced by
David Wittkower, Greg Martin

Based on a joke, The Brick Story tells the story of a Brick Layer's unfortunate turn of events as he tries to rid some extra bricks left over from a job.


The Countdown




Russia
Drama
00:03:17
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Ekaterina Merkulova
Written by
Ekaterina Gubanova, Ekaterina Merkulova
Produced by
Ekaterina Merkulova, Tatyana Zhuravel

Unlucky insurance service manager has to sale 100 medical insurances in a week, which are of no need for people, in order to safe his job. In the moment of extreme despair, he obtains the new ability to see the term of life of each person. The sequence of good deals is broken by the last customer who changes everything.


The Dig




United States
Drama
00:09:16
Season:2018

Released:2015
Directed by
Danielle Bárcena
Written by
Danielle Bárcena
Produced by
Mike Alfieri, Danielle Bárcena

When strange noises start to haunt Fido after he digs up an old bone, he must determine whether they are part of life in his newly adopted home, or something else. 


Toast




United States
Comedy
00:01:38
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Josh Anton, Greg McAvoy
Written by
Max Patrick Schlienger

A drug dealer gets burnt


Tutu Grande




United States
Drama
00:13:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Derek Sitter
Written by
Derek Sitter
Produced by
Derek Sitter

Pain is Temporary. Trauma Is Forever.

The tables are turned on a torturer. 


Wallbangers




Comedy
00:09:38
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Adele Franck
Written by
Nat Alder
Produced by
David Janakiev

Two middle aged dads’ friendship and manhood is at stake when a young Stud comes in and interrupts their weekly game of racquetball.


Western Jubilee




United States
Documentary
00:10:00
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Donna W, Guthrie, Colin W. Guthrie
Produced by
Donna Guthrie

Western Jubilee is a documentary film about a private music venue and recording studio in Colorado Springs, CO devoted to traditional cowboy music.  The film features avid collector Scott O'Malley, the owner of Western Jubilee, and Grammy-nominated cowboy singer Don Edwards. These two men share a friendship, an obsession, and a true love for all things cowboy.


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