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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

The Clue




United States
Drama
00:09:57
Season:2016

Released:2016-03-31
Directed by
Judie Feenstra
Written by
Judie Feenstra
Produced by
Kendall Bryant, Judie Feenstra

A girl who lives a very ordinary life one day finds a mysterious note with an invitation to go on an adventure. She goes on a treasure hunt where she finds clues that lead her to different places, unraveling a mystery that turns out different than expected.


The Rat




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:07:59
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Vasily Chuprina
Written by
Bill Sarre
Produced by
Svetlana Bondareva, Vasily Chuprina

The Rat is a tense thriller, set in modern-day LA. This is a story of policemen seeking to catch a major drug dealer. It delivers an intense, claustrophobic punch that will make you guess, and guess again.


The Ride




United States
Comedy
00:14:58
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Waylon Bacon
Written by
Waylon Bacon
Produced by
Joel O'Neal

A young man accepts a ride from a traveling salesman that goes horribly, horribly wrong.


The Training of a Ninja




United States
Comedy
00:08:52
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
Luke Van Mol
Written by
Luke Van Mol
Produced by
Luke Van Mol

After finding a dojo hidden in the forest, Jori is caught by ninja guards and taken to their sensei and ultimately trained as a ninja.  He will then use his ninja skills to help defeat an old enemy of the ninjas.  A humorous rendition of a classic martial arts theme.


The Unconventional Gourmet




United States
Comedy, Horror
00:12:26
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Wendy Keeling
Written by
Keving Keeling & Wendy Keeling
Produced by
Wendy Keeling

A dark comedy about a woman stuck in the 50's searching for the perfect ingredients in an unusual family recipe. The film tells an age old tale with an added modern twist.


Transport




United States
Drama, SciFi
00:04:00
Season:2016

Released:2015
Directed by
J Hanna
Written by
J Hanna
Produced by
Kathy McCurdy

A Prison Transport Spaceship, while on a prisoner transfer, is attacked and left marooned in space. The only survivors are the pilot and the prisoner.


True copy




Russia
Drama
00:11:11
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Olga Belova
Written by
Anastasia Zaytseva
Produced by
Olga Belova, Anastasia Zaytseva, Nikita Belov

Igor's uncontrolled transformations into other people force him to turn to the only person able to stop this...


White Cane




United Kingdom
Drama
00:16:06
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Laith Sami
Written by
Laith Sami, Alexander
Produced by
Mary Albanese, Laith Sami, Richard Brock

Vanessa, a passionate would-be dancer, is blind. She meets Danielle who struggles to translate her love of dance into movement. As Vanessa learns to trust Danielle, she shares her rare gift of expression. This enriches her own world in ways she never expected, through the bonds of friendship.


YanYuan - Strange connection




United States
Drama
00:16:21
Season:2016

Released:2016
Directed by
Nueraili Maimaitimusha
Written by
Nueraili Maimaitimusha
Produced by
Rose Wang

ZHAO has been visiting Chinese brothels on the Lower East Side for many years, but one girl stands out to him in particular. We follow Zhao in his struggle to accept his love for her and ultimately help her escape prostitution, or return to the comfort of his old life.


YO SOY PEDRO




France
Comedy, SciFi
00:10:35
Season:2016

Released:2014
Directed by
jordan Inconstant
Written by
jordan Inconstant
Produced by
jordan Inconstant

1977 Mackenzie and Banks, two Americans cops encounter an alien that has just crash . The police take him for a film actor and decided to bring it back to Hollywood studios .


Rough Neighborhood




United States
Comedy
00:01:45
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Denise Churchill, Karen Aldridge
Produced by
Joy Thayer, Matthew Thayer
Edited by
Matthew Thayer

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner Judges Choice Brief


A zombie family's dinner is interrupted by a torch bearing mob.


Juice Box




United States
Comedy
00:01:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Ezra Nelson, Taven Olsson, Peyton Allen
Written by
Taven Olsson
Produced by
Ezra Nelson
Edited by
Ezra Nelson, Taven Olsson, Peyton Allen

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner Audience Choice Brief


When Peyton's juice box goes missing, it gets ugly.


Moth




Netherlands
Drama, Thriller
00:17:42
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Tess Löwenhardt
Written by
Frederik Nelck, Tess Löwenhardt, Nynke de Jong
Produced by
Muriël Horst, Jurriaan Strous, Oscar Paling
Edited by
Tess Löwenhardt

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner 3rd Place Judges Choice


Moth is a dark comedy about Elmer, who doesn't feel at ease in modern society; he lives secluded from other people in a remote house. When everyone goes to sleep, Elmer wakes up and goes to his job: cleaning in the hospital. He prefers to avoid his colleagues. One night, he discovers a terminally ill female drug addict. Judging from her bone structure it is clear that she once was beautiful, now however, due to the scarring and the pallor, she makes a sad appearance. When she is dead, Elmer decides to bring deepest fantasie to reality. This however, comes at a price.


Pretty Boy




United States
Drama
00:32:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Cameron Thrower
Written by
Cameron Thrower
Produced by
Rebekah Tripp, Cameron Thrower
Edited by
Cameron Thrower

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner 3rd Place Audience Choice


Sean is taken to a motel and is given a prostitute for his 18th birthday by his father. He must sleep with her to "fix" his questionable homosexuality. Aside from acceptance, "Pretty Boy" is about confidence, finding an inner strength, and being who you are meant to be.


In the Bag




Canada
Comedy
00:11:30
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Cole Northey
Written by
Cole Northey
Produced by
Cole Northey
Edited by
Cole Northey

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner 2nd Place Audience Choice


"In the Bag" is a fast paced comedy about Dan, a likeable and well intentioned guy, who gets caught up in a whirlwind of panic and deceit after an accidental murder. Flight always wins over fight as Dan tears through the night hiding evidence from the victim's wife, Julie. Julie meanwhile, has other intentions for her night as she seeks sensual comfort from the hysterical Dan.


Karma




Macedonia
Drama, Action, Suspense
00:17:39
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Vladimir Mitrevski
Written by
Vladimir Mitrevski
Produced by
Dejan Krajcevski
Edited by
Vladimir Mitrevski

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner 1st Place Judges Choice


Several people with different needs and values are chained together in a series of events. The central figure is Bobby, a father who`s child is terminally ill. He has to find a way to pay for his child`s surgery, because the time is running out.


A Kings Betrayal




United States
Comedy
00:08:27
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
David A Bornstein
Written by
Ari Grabb
Produced by
Andres Avalos, Lily Nguyen, Ahmed El-Mawas
Edited by
David A Bornstein

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner 1st Place Audience Choice


The final 24 hours in the life of a Piñata, as told from the Piñata's perspective.


Spit




United States
Drama
00:16:10
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Mtume Gant
Written by
Mtume Gant
Produced by
Malcolm Goodwin
Edited by
Mtume Gant

Shortz! Award WinnerCategory Winner, Best Drama


Spit is the story of Jeremiah Monk One Sinclair. A NYC Hip Hop artist who has reached a cross roads of trying to understand what is success and is edging to towards the end of his rope. A POV styled film, we enter the body of Monk One, travel in his world, seeing through his eyes the loss of passion, love for the music, life and city he once knew.


The Adventure of Ned Hawkins




United States
Documentary
00:07:31
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Stephen&Chelsey Diaz
Edited by
Stephen&Chelsey Diaz

Shortz! Award WinnerCategory Winner, Best Documentary


In the final months of his life, Ned recounts his World War II Silver Star worthy experience.


Duped




United States
Comedy
00:06:05
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Matthew Thayer
Written by
Faith Thayer, Matthew Thayer
Produced by
Joy Thayer, Matthew Thayer, Pietro Avolio
Edited by
Matthew Thayer

Shortz! Award WinnerCategory Winner, Best Comedy


In an effort to avoid doing their chores, three sisters decide to duplicate themselves.


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