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My Kingdom




United States
Comedy, Animation
00:04:04
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Debra Solomon
Written by
Debra Solomon
Produced by
Debra Solomon
Edited by
Debra Solomon

Shortz! Award WinnerCategory Winner, Best Animation


An animated, musical, not-so-meditative meditation on the nature of personal space...


Dennis Is Dead




United States
Drama, Suspense, Thriller
00:12:52
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Tomasz Wysocki
Written by
Tomasz Wysocki
Produced by
Tomasz Wysocki, Andrew Pemberton-Fowler
Edited by
Tomasz Wysocki

Shortz! Award WinnerCategory Winner, Best Action


Dennis, an aging hitman, contemplates whether or not he can do a job for a power hungry client.


Mr.Dentonn




Spain
Drama, Suspense, Thriller
00:09:00
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Ivan Villamel Sanchez
Written by
Ivan Villamel Sanchez
Produced by
Ivan Villamel Sanchez, Ignacio Aguilar, Alberto Diaz
Edited by
Ivan Villamel Sanchez

Shortz! Award Winner2nd Place Judges Choice & Category Winner, Best Horror


On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura's body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.


#hugme




United States
Comedy
00:02:15
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Tania ROmero
Written by
Tania Romero
Produced by
Tania Romero
Edited by
Tania ROmero

A break-up over text. If only they knew how to hug.


A Short Story On Life




United States
00:11:09
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Megan Thayer
Written by
Madison Royal
Produced by
Madison Royal, Jessica Skantze, Trevor Parks
Edited by
Megan Thayer

A documentary style film filled with interviews of six very different people from separate walks of life. We asked them basic questions and let them answer in whatever way they see fit. There was no wrong answer. This process created a one of a kind film.


Aria




United Kingdom
Drama, Thriller
00:21:12
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Marvin J Willis
Written by
Marvin J Willis
Produced by
Sarah Hussain
Edited by
Marvin J Willis

Aria gives up her life to become a lethal instrument for a self righteous agency called 'The Order'. Her intentions are only revenge for a sister lost through suicide. Now she tracks the man responsible. In defiance of her handler Emerson, Aria's actions may cost her more than she's ready for.


AT A STOP




Switzerland
Drama
00:05:06
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
FLORIAN POUPELIN
Written by
FLORIAN POUPELIN
Produced by
FLORIAN POUPELIN
Edited by
FLORIAN POUPELIN

She’s tired and she must wait in the cold of the night for the first tramcar. And the argument this couple is having right next to her isn’t making things easier. So, she’s going to interrupt them, at her own risks…


Awakenings




India
Drama, Suspense
00:13:19
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Bhargav Saikia
Written by
Bhargav Saikia
Produced by
Bhargav Saikia
Edited by
Bhargav Saikia

The line between dreams and reality is blurred when a young woman in charge of two children is haunted by mysterious entities.


Beauty Shot




Brazil
Drama
00:07:00
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Leticia De Bortoli
Written by
Leticia De Bortoli
Produced by
Leticia De Bortoli
Edited by
Leticia De Bortoli

A young woman tries to find peace with her self image using a controversial and disturbing product.


Below The Surface




United States
Drama
00:03:53
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Neema Sadeghi, Rona Ahdout
Written by
Rona Ahdout
Produced by
Neema Sadeghi
Edited by
Neema Sadeghi, Rona Ahdout

A girl reflects on the precious moments she had with her sister as she slowly comes to terms with her guilt and reaches her absolution.


Choke




United States
00:02:40
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Cory De Silva
Written by
Cory De Silva
Produced by
Cory De Silva
Edited by
Cory De Silva

Choke is a Hitchcockian film noir that portrays a mysterious protagonist who, for unknown reasons, crosses moral lines to achieve his goals.


Contagious




Finland
Comedy
00:08:44
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Antti Jänkälä
Written by
Antti Jänkälä
Produced by
Aleksi Puranen, Antti Jänkälä
Edited by
Antti Jänkälä

A man is being monitored in his own home by a cold-blooded bureaucrat with dramatic consequenses.


Deadfall




Canada
Drama
00:07:45
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Louise Mackintosh
Written by
Louise Mackintosh
Produced by
Rosalie Mackintosh, Louise Mackintosh
Edited by
Louise Mackintosh

A walk on the escarpment does not end as planned.


Deal?




Drama
00:00:00
Season:2015

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

A public defender tries to convince his client to take a reduced sentence plea deal.


Ding Dong




United States
Comedy
00:12:34
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Darren Coyle
Written by
Darren Coyle
Produced by
Darren Coyle, Ted Tuel
Edited by
Darren Coyle

Two men are in a house - and neither of them is supposed to be there.


Directors on Directing




00:00:00
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Damien Patrik
Written by
Damien Patrik
Produced by
Damien Patrik
Edited by
Damien Patrik

Pompous film directors, dancing nuns, nudity and gore. Who could ask for anything more? 3 successful film makers explain the REAL secrets to success.


Drought




United States
Comedy
00:03:22
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Colleen J. McShay
Written by
Colleen J. McShay, Cory De Silva, Kelci Fuller
Produced by
Colleen J. McShay, Cory De Silva, Kelci Fuller
Edited by
Colleen J. McShay

In this quirky comedy, a narrator instructs a young man how to conserve water.


Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile (Flamenco: la tierra está viva) - trailer




United States
Documentary
00:05:04
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena
Written by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena
Produced by
Eve A. Ma
Edited by
Eve A. Ma and Antonio de la Malena

This is a trailer for our feature-length documentary-in-progress. Traditional flamenco is in danger of disappearing, and most of what you see today that is called "flamenco" is, in fact, flamenco fusion. Traditional flamenco is closely tied to a way of life (in southern Spain), and to the gitano (Spanish Gypsy) community that preserves it.


George




United States
Drama
00:10:44
Season:2015

Released:2014
Directed by
Harrison Martin
Written by
Harrison Martin
Produced by
Harrison Martin, Daniel Ott
Edited by
Harrison Martin

Despondent in the wake of a long relationship ending, George comes home drunk only to find a burglar in his apartment.


Glass - Trailer




Canada
Suspense, Thriller
00:01:17
Season:2015

Released:2015
Directed by
Vince D'Amato
Written by
Vince D'Amato
Produced by
Rob Carpenter
Edited by
Vince D'Amato

OFFICIAL ORIGINAL TRAILER (1min/33seconds) ie- **Mash-up 'crazy' teaser (1min/12seconds) to the right** “Horror is at its best when its about something else...” ~Sandy King, film producer. Sex, conspiracy and violence explode in GLASS, the second installment of Vince D'Amato's neo-giallo series. Tirra Dent plays Zarana, a woman consumed by paranoia and rabid nightmares after she witnesses her neighbor's murder. Soon, she finds herself relentlessly stalked by the enigmatic killer. Set in the "glass jungle" of Vancouver's gentrified neighborhoods, Glass is a scathing critique of social media and the society of middle and lower classes.


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