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Film Listing

Film Info

HARMONY




United States
Animation, Experimental
00:02:01
Season:2016

Released:2013
Directed by
Margaret Orr

Two women navigate the trials and wonders of long-term friendship. This film follows them throughout an abstract dance of their lives.


I.F.A.




United States
Comedy
00:04:02
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Lauren Pope, Kimberly VanWinkle
Written by
Kelci Lauren Fuller
Produced by
Kelci Lauren Fuller, Colleen J. McShay

In this quirky comedy, a young woman describes her complicated relationship with her imaginary friend- a giraffe named Mel.


Join Up




United States
Drama
00:12:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Jessica Foss, Ari Figueroa
Written by
Jessica Foss
Produced by
Ari Figueroa, Serena Kouklis

A young girl learns the importance of not giving up through the process of taming a horse.


Junkie Heaven




United States
Drama, Horror, Thriller
00:18:00
Season:2016

Released:2015-07-12
Directed by
Steve Sage Goldberg
Written by
Lee Kolinsky

Doyle Burkett is an Iraqi war vet who is suffering from PTSD and he also happens to be a junkie willing to do anything to get his fix. After he wakes from a night of using, Doyle is greeted by Alexander, a spiritual being who gives Doyle the choice to turn the tide of an ancient war. Now Doyle must steal an ancient artifact that will tip the scales of good versus evil or walk with Alexander into the afterlife.


Lolly




United States
Animation
00:01:08
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Will Tebo

In a Victorian-era world of candy, a detective enters an abandoned house.


Love




Germany
Comedy
00:02:50
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Nicolai Tegeler
Written by
Wolfgang Bahro
Produced by
Alexander Kiersch, Nicolai Tegeler

There is a couple who apparently has arrived the end of their common life. He, the husband, is in the deathbed and leaves his common life Revue again. Both revel in the memories of the past. In this short film is a couple who apparently at the end of their common life has arrived. He, the husband, is in the deathbed and leaves the common life again Revue happen. Both revel in the memories of the past. At the end, the question arises whether the life is too short. Perhaps we ought to have more out of it ?! Laid out the story of a Jewish joke.


Loved and Lost




United States
Drama
00:16:41
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Matt Bates
Written by
Matt Bates
Produced by
Matt Bates, Nataly Bates

Chad and Ana Campbell grieve after the loss of their child.


Lunch




United States
Comedy
00:03:30
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Matt Vance
Written by
Matt Vance
Produced by
Matt Vance

A young man plans to relax in the park next to his office, but a zealous street performer has plans of his own.


Mayham




Canada
Comedy, Animation
00:02:20
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Samantha Tan

When Pierre the pig moves into the apartment suite across the hall from George the human, George must control his carnivorous urges so that he does not eat his new neighbour for dinner.


My Baba's Kitchen




Canada
Animation, Documentary
00:06:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Stephanie Turenko
Written by
Stephanie Turenko
Produced by
Stephanie Turenko, Matthew Zyla

This animated short tells the story of two young people who fell in love in an unknown country-Canada. Taking place in the past and present as a conversation between Grandmother and Granddaughter, the film explores the binding forces of culture, music and food.


Nightmare in the Library




United States
Comedy, Suspense
00:04:00
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Skylar Gabellas
Written by
Tyler Braito
Produced by
Alex Borjon

A student is taught the consequences of not following the rules in the library


Notorious Corn




France
Comedy, Animation
00:01:15
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Mallory Grolleau
Written by
Mallory Grolleau
Produced by
Mathieu Faure

It's the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory. He's going to succeed ... Unfortunately ...


Qualia




Netherlands
Drama
00:20:30
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Marnix Bloemberg
Written by
Steven van Roosmalen
Produced by
Marnix Bloemberg, Everd Rijzewijk

A quiet guy (Winston) needs to overcome his shortcomings when a new girl enters his quiet life.


Rough Ride




Finland
Comedy, Thriller
00:12:30
Season:2016

Released:2014
Directed by
Aleksi Puranen
Written by
Aleksi Puranen
Produced by
Aleksi Puranen, Mika Hietala, Michael Tötterman

Wannabe gangsters One and Two are anxious to go on their first real assignment. Under surveillance by their boss, they start hesitating and little by little all hell breaks loose as the two are working their magic.


Runs In The Family




United States
Comedy
00:03:09
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Faith Thayer
Produced by
Joy Thayer

A young girl finds discovers strong family ties while talking on her cell phone.


Second Skin




United Kingdom
Drama
00:20:00
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Charlie Manton
Written by
Charlie Manton
Produced by
Charlie Manton, Jamie Manton, Lia Hatzakis, Holly Smith

The Story Of A Girl In A Cardboard Box


Showgirl Style




United States
Documentary
00:31:41
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Heidi Moore
Produced by
Heidi Moore

When is a three-day retreat something entirely different? When it’s a burlesque retreat in the Central Sierra Nevadas.  On Sept. 5-7 of 2015, Anni Boelyn of the internationally performing burlesque troupe The Kountry Kittens hosted a retreat in Twain Harte, CA to empower women from all over northern California to feel comfortable with themselves. Come along and join the women of the burlesque Showgirl Style retreat as they relax and come to terms with a different side of themselves.


Silver Dogs




United States
Comedy
00:18:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Erin Drake-Prior
Written by
Erin Drake-Prior

A recently divorced stand-up comedian, homeless and living in his car, struggles after his ex-wife forces him to take their two senior Weimaraners.  Starring San Francisco stand up comedian Matt Lieb


SLOVEN




United States
Comedy, Thriller
00:06:40
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Marc Cartwright
Written by
Marc Cartwright
Produced by
Marc Cartwright

A man comes home to find his untidy roommate has left the house particularly messy.... Or has something unearthly created the disorder?


Testimony: Remembering Glen Canyon




United States
Documentary
00:09:03
Season:2016

Released:2016

More than fifty years after the construction of the Glen Canyon dam, the dam’s existence remains a sensitive subject especially to those fortunate enough to have seen the canyon before it was inundated. Today, pressures on the dwindling water supply in the Colorado River are encouraging renewed discussions about how water is being allocated, and whether storing it in Lake Powell still makes sense.


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