Alternative Math

Short Film

Directed by: David Maddox                          
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.

 

Bella Donna

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Short Film

Directed by: Christopher Basile            
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

A beautiful, faithful wife plans the perfect dinner for her husband, whose idea of perfection is far from hers. 

 

BUCKY A Fuller Future

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Documentary

Directed by: Noel B. Murphy                
Friday, September 8th at 2:00pm

Buckminster Fuller was called the Leonardo da Vinci of our times. He invented the geodesic dome, coined the word synergy and ignited a generation of new designers.   Everyone from Jeff Bridges to Marianne Williamson help tell the story of the grandfather of green. 

 

Cold Call

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Short Film

Directed by: Philippe Bovet
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

Johnny is calling back the elderly lady that he scammed the week before but this time he speaks with the man of the house.

 

Delightful

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Music Video

Directed by: Anna Haas
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Singer/Songwriter Katie Garibaldi’s “Delightful” music video celebrates self-empowerment and independence, and considers that happiness is a choice.

 

God's Country

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Short Film

Directed by: Alex Kuciw
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

Living on acres of isolated farmland, a young housewife is pushed to the brink with no way out.

 

Jinx

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Short Film

Directed by: Jason Spencer
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm


Two friends hang out for a quick lunch only to come at odds as one challenges the other.

 

Laura Gets a Cat

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Feature Film

Directed by: Michael Ferrell
Friday, September 8th at 5:00pm

Laura, an unemployed writer in New York City, has a boyfriend who provides little excitement and two best friends who seem to have achieved all their hopes and dreams, if only to spite her. Good thing she lives mostly inside her head, daydreaming about all the wonderful things happening in her imaginary life. After she starts an affair with Ian, a performance artist-slash-coffee shop barista, real life proves too complicated. She packs up a suitcase and moves to a small beach town in North Carolina, only to find out that peace of mind is not necessarily found by chasing it.

 

Linea

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Short Film

Directed by: Will Cuddy
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

While his less-than-faithful girlfriend sleeps in the car, Theo watches two young lovers fondle each other in the parking lot of a gas station. As his tank fills, he is forced to reflect on a relationship gone wrong, and the unique position in which he now finds himself. He’s stuck, and it’s nobody’s fault but his own.

My Hero

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Short Film, Television, Other

Directed by: Loring Murtha
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

In The Battle of the Sexes, does anyone win? Todd and Patricia clash over gender roles and societal expectations after an embarrassing evening out. Belief systems are challenged, however when the night brings an unexpected guest.

 

Pity Party

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Short Film

Directed by: Allison Harting
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

A down-and-out vet fights with a doctor at a bar.

 

Robby

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Short Film

Directed by: Steven Dickson Jr.
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

A young homeless man casts aside his own troubles in order to help a friend battling addiction but at the cost of failing to realize his own struggles with his past.

 

So Much Yellow

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Short Film

Directed by: Erica Milsom
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

Set in Northern California in the late sixties, So Much Yellow is a short, dramatic film about a young girl and the family road trip that changed her life forever. Inspired by true stories, the film explores the impressionistic nature of memories about institutionalization and loss, particularly among siblings where one child had Down syndrome.

 

Split Ticket

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Short Film

Directed by: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision. A supernatural drama based on true events.

 

The Conservatory

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Short Film

Directed by: Jame J. Canty
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

A love story: a Victorian couple and their maid are caught between love, terror and The Conservatory. Sexually frustrated, each seek their past to find solace for their desires. When the moment breaks, the husband, the wife and the maid fall back together with The Conservatory.

 

The Dollhouse

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Documentary, Student

Directed by: Kyra Gardner
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

A filmmaker who grew up with the Chucky doll seeks out the other families surrounding the franchise to get their perspective on life with Chucky.

 

The Merciless Beauty

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Short Film

Directed by: Michael Groom
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

Johnny works as a farmhand in the splendour of the English Lake District: he leads a life of solace and introspection, until the strange appearance of a mysterious and beautiful woman on the fell sides one day. Unsure if she's a figment of his imagination or an actual physical being, Johnny succumbs to obsession nonetheless. A sensuous, timeless tale of love, infatuation, lust and the all- consuming bittersweet melancholy of suffering and heartache, based on the narrative poem La Belle Dame Sans Merci by John Keats.

 

The Year 2000 Problem

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Student Short Film

Directed by: Gus Gotschall
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

It's New Years' Eve 1999, and a reclusive Y2K survivalist is about to lock himself into a bunker and await the impending apocalypse. But when a persistent salesman arrives at his front door, he soon finds that he'll be ringing in the new year with some unexpected company...

 

Wand Over Matter

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Short Film, Web / New Media

Directed by: Eddie Vigil V
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

Bella (Hannah Davis) attempts to teach Hank (Brian Perry) magic. But is it for real??

Arrested (Again)

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Documentary, Short Film

Directed by: Dan Goldes                  
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Activist Karen Topakian has been arrested dozens of times for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest. What drives her to repeatedly put her body on the line? 

 

Boomtown

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Documentary

Directed by: Robert Bryant, J. David LeCompte
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm          

The Washington Post called Battle Mountain, Nevada the 'armpit of America.' What would inspire an attorney and an electrical engineer to abandon comfortable city lives for such a locale? Meet Steve and Earl Cassorla.

 

Burn the River Down

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Music Video

Directed by: Shawn Engler
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Music Video featuring Ellie Perry

 

Crack'd

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Animation, Short Film

Directed by: Sebastian Brown
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

CG3d Animated Short film about MeeGGo, who lives in a village of eggs, on a distant planet, who do nothing but lay around, never trying to discover what exists outside of their shells. This story is of MeeGGo's struggle to break free of his shell to reach the world beyond. The moral to never give up to become who you are and want to be. No dialogue just animated action.

Dragonfly

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Student Short Film

Directed by: Carl Carter Greene
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

Zac has suffered a traumatic event which has left him feeling lost and isolated from society. The attempts to help by those closest to him are met with little success. Ultimately it is Zac alone who must take drastic measures in order to emerge anew.

Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of Isis

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Documentary

Directed by: Sebastian Junger, Nick Quested
Saturday, September 9th at 11:30am

Chronicling Syria’s descent into unbridled chaos and the rise of ISIS, this gripping and insightful work captures the Syrian war’s harrowing carnage, political and social consequences, and, most importantly, its human toll. Academy Award nominated filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested untangle these complex issues to create an informative and compelling documentary, edited from almost 1,000 hours of footage.

Joy Ride

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Short Film

Directed by: Niav Conty
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

Emma doesn’t see her mom much. One visit goes awry when her mom’s dealer boyfriend takes her for a ride. Can Emma retain her innocence ?

 

Letters from Alcatraz

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Student Short Film

Directed by: Madeline Rozwat
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

It's Christmas Eve 1962 and like many 15-year-olds, Belle Baker wakes up in eager anticipation of the oliday. But things are different for Bell, who lives on Alcatraz Island with her prison-guard father and has been secretly trafficking letters for an inmate since her mother passed a year ago. Will this be the day she finally reconnects with her distant father? Or will her secret be revealed, compromising her relationship with the one person she feels connected to?

 

Mining the Mother Lode

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Experimental, Short Film

Directed by: H. Paul Moon
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

Combining cinematic western landscapes with intimate poetry recitation, "Mining the Mother Lode" is an agrarian dirge on wasted resources, our culture of consumption, and brokers who trade on our most precious resource: water.

 

Occam's Razor

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Short Film

Directed by: Makan Talayeh
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

On a winter night in 1986, three travelers are plagued by mysterious events at an isolated motel in Death Valley.

 

Private Stash

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Short Film

Directed by: Eric West
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

A guy in trouble calls home to get his roommate to dump a personal stash in his closet.

 

Rockabye

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Short Film

Directed by: David Bradburn
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

John’s wife is killed in a car accident. He is trying to hold his family together by the skin of his teeth in a society that does not appreciate single parents. He is a facet of each of us. Join us on a journey of love, loss, grief, and moving forward.

 

Something Carved And Real

Documentary, Student, Short Film

Directed by: King Yaw Soon
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

In this documentary about the perception of perfection and beauty, three people share the stories of how they got their scars.

 

 

Stuck In Time

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Animation, Experimental, Short Film

Directed by: Asher Glaser
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Henry lives alone in another time dimension. The world rushes around him at another time and pace. The moon and sun speed into each other before Henry has a chance to keep up. One day, he meets Mable, the only other person sharing his world.
 

The Curse of Don Scarducci

Short Film

Directed by: Chris Fondulas
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Life is good for Don, a rough and tumble mobster, until the day he discovers his intolerance to gluten, and can no longer enjoy the staples of his everyday mobster diet. As his food habits change, so do his demeanor and lifestyle, but it all goes south when his mob family discovers his new life.

The Father and the Bear

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Feature Film

Directed by: John Putch
Saturday, September 9th at 6pm

Byron Temple, a retired character actor (Wil Love) with diagnosed dementia, longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time. Against his daughter’s wishes (Dendrie Taylor), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (David Deluise) who is unaware of Byron's condition.

The Past We Live In

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Short Film

Directed by: Jerome Weber
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

Félix celebrates his 92nd birthday in the company of his family, as his past catches up with him. “The Past We Live In” is the story of a former forcibly recruited WWII soldier, who now suffers from dementia and relives an emotional friendship by confusing his 7-year old nephew with an old friend from the second world war.

Think Twice

Short Film

Directed by: Eliaz Rodriguez
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

Tess runs into a building to find her boyfriend Tony grappling with another man for a gun. Will Tess' "double vision" be the end of Tony or will he save the day by proving his identity? Winner "Best Director" Portland Comedy Film Festival Winner "Best Short Film" Middle Coast Film Festival Winner "Best Short Film" Houston Comedy Film Festival Winner "Best International Comedy Film" Cardiff Mini Film Fest Winner "Best Domestic Film" Another Independent Intl. Film Festival Winner "Best Afterlaugh Comedy Film" Grenada Afterglow Film Festival Winner "Best Actress" Blue Whale Comedy Festival Winner "Best Concept" Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival Winner "Best Director" Big Easy Comedy Film Festival

Wind-Up

Animation

Directed by: Stephen Moverley
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

Late at night in a toy shop, an older, prize-winning robot toy fears being replaced by his maker’s latest invention, a mechanical squirrel. As the older toy rallies an army of fellow robots with the intention of vanquishing what he perceives as a threat to his security, a shocking realization sets him on a different path.

Anybody's Game

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Short Film

Directed by: Travis Calvert              
Saturday, September 9th at 4:00pm

A smooth talking shyster with a chip on his shoulder seeks to outwit an old rival when they meet for a game of pool.

 

Breathe

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Student Short Film

Directed by: Jérôme Roumagne
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

Antoine is fond of running but he suffers from cystic fibrosis. At the hospital, he meets Juliette, a cantankerous old lady. At this moment they did not yet know how they are going to need one another.

 

Cinderella

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Music Video, Short Film

Directed By: Sophia Banks
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

Our Cinderella steps into a beautiful world where her fashion dreams come true.

 

Dear George

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Short Film

Directed by: Emily Skyle
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

When his high school sweetheart sends him an epic break-up letter and moves out of state for a job, a heartbroken gamer decides to face his fears to get her back. He sets off on a cross country trip filled with a TSA shakedown, Acapella group, bad decisions and a "borrowed" chicken costume - all for love!

 

Gloriana

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Short Film

Directed by: Stefany Butler
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

The US Army's first female Ranger platoon leader is unfairly tried for a failed combat mission.

House Haunting

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Short Film

Directed by: Patrick Andrew Higgins
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

Hunters sneak inside our homes to steal our most private moments and anonymously post the video for all the world to see.

 

Kessler Syndrome

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Short Film

Directed by: Scott Dion Brown
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

Astronaut Jack Harrison attempts to navigate a dense debris field that stands between him and survival, while also starting to put together the horrifying truth of what his future holds. The film explores the idea of what it means to be human in a world reliant on technology and automation, and whether human emotions of love and loneliness can transcend time and space.

Limbo

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Short Film

Directed by: Jean-Luc Julien
Saturday, September 9th at 2:00pm

A grieving father struggling to accept the death of his teenage daughter comes face to face with her living doppelganger.

Missing Piece

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Documentary, Short Film

Directed by: Tim Guthrie
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

Simultaneously a portrait and a self-portrait. My journey to pay homage to my wife, who died a year ago; the missing piece in my life.

 

Paper Walls

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Short Film

Directed by: Vincent Moran
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

Haunted by a past of domestic abuse, one man reflects on the memories triggered by the sounds he hears from within the paper-thin walls of an apartment building—that is until he reveals his true intent of revenge on an ex-friend, who fed into the maltreatment of his sister.

Retribution

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Student Short Film

Directed by: Christopher Claxton
Sunday, September 10th at 10:00am

In the Wild West of the late 1800s, a trusting man gets a taste of the lawless life when he follows the path of the wicked.

Ryker

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Short Film

Directed by: Alexandre Pulido
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

Ryker, a simple peasant in a viking village, wakes from a prophetic dream to find his beloved abducted and dragged off into the dark and mysterious forest by a creature out of nightmare. When the chieftain and his warriors refuse to lend him aid, Ryker resolves to go after her himself, setting in motion a series of events that will forge him into the warrior he was destined to become.

Splinter

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Short Film

Directed by:Curtis Matzke
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

A centuries-old vampire contemplates the meaning of immortality in a hospital bed while a small piece of wood embedded in his chest slowly stakes him.

The Accomplice

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Short Film

Directed by: Jon Hoeg, John F. Beach
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

Arriving home from a long business trip, Jerry discovers a number of urgent messages on his answering machine from his impulsive and inept friend, Randy. Much to his surprise, Jerry is now an unwilling participant in one of Randy's boneheaded schemes.

 

The Dark Hunger

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Short Film

Directed by: Anthony Williams
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

They took away his memory and his life, but gave him something worse in death. Now he must embrace the monster he’s become to regain his humanity.

 

The Love Suckers

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Music Video, Short Film

Directed by: Jim Politano
Sunday, September 10th at 12:00pm

Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi from "Seinfeld") stars as a marriage therapist who gives some strange advice to a troubled couple. (Eddie Deezen, Caryn Richman) Winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2017 New York City International Film Festival.
 

The Telemarketer

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Short Film

Directed by: Jeremy Decker
Friday, September 8th at 9:00pm

A young telemarketer can't handle his job anymore and takes the extreme way out.

 

This Isn't Me

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Short Film

Directed by: Manfred López
Friday, September 8th at 7:00pm

We love our Cellphones. But we never think they will kill us. This short film explores the grim consequences of what we swear will never happen to us.