August 21-23 • 3 Days • Online Only
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Still Wylde

Gertie and her on-and-off boyfriend, Sam, face a major life decision only to realize that even when they know what they want, life has other plans.

Running Time 12:00 min

Director: Ingrid Haas

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“Still Wylde” is writer & actor Ingrid Haas’ directorial debut. An Upright Citizens Brigade alum, Ingrid has written for NBC, Universal, Netflix, E!, CBC & Vice. Ingrid is a Canadian Comedy Award recipient for lead actress in a film & can be seen in national commercials as “mustard girl” &”burger babe”. She’s Canadian and lives in Los Angeles.

The devil’s harmony

A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.

Running Time: 14:22 min

Director: Dylan holmes williams

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Dylan is a Sundance award-winning and BIFA-nominated writer / director based in London. His short film The Devil’s Harmony (2019) won the Jury Prize for International Fiction at Sundance 2020 and was nominated for a 2019 BIFA for Best British Short Film. It won a Best Director Award at Fantastic Fest 2019, Best UK Short at the London Critics Circle 2020 and Best UK Short at Raindance 2019. It played in competition at multiple Oscar / Bafta-qualifying festivals.

Big Boy Pants

It’s 1987, Kyle has cold feet before his wedding and he’s about to stand up to his sister for the first time in his life.

Running Time: 15:34 min.

Director: Phillip Montgomery

Phillip Montgomery is a Los Angeles based filmmaker. He is a graduate of film studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Phillip’s directing work spans award-winning films, TV, music videos, along with numerous award-winning commercials for brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Guinness, Walmart, GE, IBM, and more. won Best FutureWave Feature (The Youth Jury Award) at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was released in over 12 cities theatrically in May of 2012.

Adaline, The Great

A woke boarding school student questions her commitment to activism when she finds herself with no friends, countless enemies, and facing some very serious accusations that threaten to get her expelled.

Running Time: 12:00 min

Director: Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

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Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican-American writer/director & actress seeking to normalize complex & authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film.  Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic and composed, described by Remezcla as “reclaiming a vision of storytelling often only associated with white creators”.

Official selections of her films include Palm Springs ShortsFest, SIFF, Cleveland IFF, LALIFF, Hamptons, Nashville, Indy Shorts, and over 70 film festivals internationally. Her debut short film, Pozole, took home the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film (Comedy) at Cinequest among other awards recognition. 

Selected as a director mentee in the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, she recently directed Adeline, The Great under the guidance of Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani. The film is distributed by DirecTV. Her first feature film Reforma delves into the colorful, complicated world of a young Latina woman in La Reforma (the Tucson, AZ projects) in the 1960’s. Reforma is currently in development. Jessica is represented by WME and Writ Large.

Malakout

Music was his passion… Love was his masterpiece…

A Piano player, try to give wife’s life back with trading his hands. But the new hands awakes devil’s forces inside him.

Running Time 5:45 min.

Director: Farnoosh Abedi

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Farnoosh Abedi was born in 1985 in Isfahan, Iran. He has made more than 20 short animated films and TV series and documentaries.

His films were presented and screened in more than 200 domestic and international film festivals.

The Jog

A man gets the news of a lifetime, then decides to go for a jog. 

Director: Joseph Lee Anderson / Running Time 6:44 min.

Director: Joseph Lee Anderson

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Joseph Lee Anderson is an actor, writer, director and Kansas City-transplant based in LA. He has appeared on Harriet, S.W.A.T., American Soul, Timeless, and much more. Joseph is also a filmmaker, most known for directing The Jog, a short film which screened at many film festivals including South by South West!

Place

Wanting a fresh start, Lauren moves into a house with her daughter and new boyfriend—but the spirits of the house have plans to turn them all against each other in very bizarre ways.

Running Time: 10:36 min

Director: Jason Gudasz

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Jason Gudasz is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has received positive reviews from Vulture and been featured on Amazon Prime. He has worked in features and TV for some time. His short film PLACE was an official selection for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, and was included in IndieWire’s “10 Must-See Short Films in Park City.” He lives in Echo Park, Los Angeles with no pets and a healthy relationship with anxiety.

Search Party (TBS) and Nobodies (The Paramount Network). He 
has received positive reviews from Vulture, Splitsider, Comedy Cake, and his shorts have twice been included on The Comedy Bureau’s “Top 100 Things We Witnessed in Comedy This Year”. He lives in Los Angeles with no pets and a healthy relationship with anxiety.

HE’S THE ONE

Girl meets guy falls head over heels, but a shocking discovery forces her to question everything. ‘He’s the One’ is a dark comedy about falling in love with the one person you’re supposed to hate.

Running Time 9:32 min

Director: Jessie Kahnweiler

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Jessie’s films have amassed millions of views and been featured everywhere from the New York Times to TMZ. Jessie wrote, directed, and starred in a dark comedy about bulimia, The Skinny, which was produced by Jill Soloway, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and won a Webby for best dramatic series. Jessie has developed series for Hulu, ABC, CW and wrote on SKAM AUSTIN for Facebook Watch. She lives in LA with her plants.

Plus

When Zaire’s life is upended by a sudden HIV diagnosis, he carries the burden alone.

Running Time (14:06)

Director: Andrew J. Rodriguez

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Andrew J Rodriguez is an Afro-Dominican filmmaker from The Bronx and alumni of SUNY Purchase Film Conservatory. In 2019, he was awarded the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Discovery award for his pilot PLUS. Andrew’s films have screened at festivals like Outfest, Lincoln Center, and the Official Latino Film Festival. He is also a Jacob Burns Film Fellow of 2020. He is currently in pre-production for his short film Fireflies. A film that follows two weary teenagers who cut school to buy groceries. Andrew aims to tell nuanced stories of people of color that transcend beyond their identity while simultaneously embracing it.

Legal Smuggling with Christine Choy

Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, Christine Choy, undergoes an adventure of wild proportions when she accidentally illegally smuggles cigarettes.

 Running Time: 4:00 min.

Director: Lewie and Noah Kloster

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Living and working out of Brooklyn, we, Lewie and Noah Kloster, are an animation duo retreating to how animation felt before the digital age claimed king over the medium. Cardboard, construction paper, cotton balls, and magic markers fill our studio to its brim. Accompanied by our dual perspectives, we are constantly digging for contemporary stories that fit within our frenzied tactile animated worlds.

Red Flags

Lauren and Nico weren’t expecting much from a Bumble date. That’s why, when they hit it off and there were seemingly no red flags in sight, it was almost too perfect. Of course, it was, in fact, too perfect. A darkly comic take on how the contemporary political climate trickles down into the world of millennial dating, Red Flags asks questions about the assumptions we make, the fantasies we create, and the social divides we experience.

Running Time 7:59 min.

Director: Tess Goldwyn

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Tess Goldwyn is a New York based director and actor. She received her Bachelors at Northwestern University in Theatre and is currently getting her Masters Degree in Acting in London at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. 

ANNA

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

Running Time: 14:59 min.

 

Director: DEKEL BERENSON

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Dekel Berenson is an award-winning Israeli filmmaker and storyteller currently based in London. After completing a mandatory three-year service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies and traveled the world as a human and environmental rights activist. Over the past three years, he has combined his two passions, making artistic films of high quality that bring light to real-world social and humanitarian issues. His 3rd film, Anna, will première in competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

A Night Off

Cassie challenges her friends to a night off the grid in order to be present with each other in the digital age.

Running Time 9:04 min

Director: Kiarra Goldberg

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Kiarra Goldberg is a Canadian-American actress, director, and filmmaker based in New York City and Vancouver, BC. “A Night Off” is her first film which she wrote, produced, and directed. She is also the director of the student ambassador circle for Project Broadway, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth educational experiences in the arts.

The Clam Kid

Self sufficient teenager, Clammy James struggles with a chaotic home life, as he finds solace in shellfishing the bays of the small seaside tourist village of Greenport Long Island, in hopes to provide food for his family.

Running Time 13:37 min.

Director: Jim Morrison

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Jim Morrison is a filmmaker based in Greenport, Long Island. Jim currently works at Showtime networks in on air operations for close to 20 years now. Jim’s ideas and films mostly focus on characters and life based right in his hometown. Greenport is a small seaside village, which has a rich history of bootleggers from the days of prohibition. It was once the largest whaling port on the east coast, but now is more of a tourist attraction. Mainstream film and TV production has picked up tremendously in Greenport. Jim feels there is plenty of his own stories that need to be told about life in this town. Jim directed a documentary called “Harry Hellfire”, which was selected by multiple film festivals across the country. His latest film is a short titled “The Clam Kid”. Which is based on characters from his screenplay “Clammy James”. Jim hopes to build a body of work with films using Greenport as the background.

Cadenza

Two soldiers share a brief respite while fleeing battle.

 Running Time: 4:30 min

Director: Evan Ari Kelman

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Evan Ari Kelman is a New York City filmmaker with a passion for creating emotionally powerful experiences for audiences. His New York University thesis narrative, BANDITO, held its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in 2015 and was awarded with the 2015 Wasserman Award for Best Directing from NYU.

Kelman returned to Tribeca in 2016 with ONE GOOD PITCH, which he co-wrote and produced. In the summer of 2016, Kelman produced the narrative short, HOMING IN, which screened at the British Film Institute. Kelman’s first feature film script, WITH THESE EYES, was awarded a 2016 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Writing Award. His latest short film WHERE THERE’S SMOKE held its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival 2017, marking a third consecutive return as a writer/producer, and second as a director. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE won the Grand Jury Award for Best Short Film (Live Action) at the Edmonton International Film Festival, and qualified for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Reeling Isaac

John’s father, Isaac, is a mountain-dwelling recluse who abandoned him at birth. Now, years later, John comes back seeking answers.

 Running Time: 18:24 min.

Director: Justin Etheredge

Justin Etheredge is an African American/Irish American director, actor and writer born in Los Angeles, California. His exposure to the entertainment industry began at a young age when he would accompany his older sibling to work at ABC Studios. Etheredge, would often disappear on the lot and could usually be found on set fixated on who he referred to as, “The man in the moving chair”. He later discovered that man was the Director. This made an indelible impression on Etheredge, who in that moment vowed to one day himself be a Director.

Etheredge was the recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America Award (2016), the Jim Morrison Film Award (2017), and the Mind the Gap Award for Excellence in Filmmaking (2018) while he received his MFA in Film & Television Directing at UCLA.

ALL INCLUSIVE

For all his life, Kalervo has been bad at standing up for himself, until Annukka — a woman who loves him — gives Kalervo a gift that changes everything. As many of Nikki’s previous works, All Inclusive may be interpreted in many ways, but ultimately it is about power, love and change. If you could change the little grievances of your life, how far would you be willing to go?

Running Time: 14:58 min.

Director: Teemu Nikki

Teemu Nikki, born in 1975, is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker and son of a pig- farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His latest feature film, Euthanizer, has been a festival success and was Finland’s official Oscar entry film for 2019 The Academy Awards. Nikki has also directed numerous short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world and popular tv-series. Nikki’s style is best described as a good-willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.

The Freak

The story of a freak with a face only a mother could love.

 Running Time: 1:35 min.

Director: Grant Kolton

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Grant Kolton is a writer, director, animator living in Los Angeles. His films have played around the world at various festivals and screenings picking up some awards and online notariety along the way. To date he has received four staff picks on vimeo. You can see most of his animation work on his website www.grantkolton.com and his newest short film Blackhole Apartment on FX and Hulu as a part of CAKE. 

The Obituary of Jasper James

Join Jasper at the cemetery. His home in the city has been lost and a mausoleum in the graveyard will be his new apartment. His book of poetry is on sale and Tatyana is coming for a visit.

Running Time: 22:00 min.

Director: Ryan Fenson-Hood

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With his 2009 win at the Zurich Film Festival, Ryan co-founded the New York based production company, Cinomadic. His work as a writer, director, and editor can be seen on Netflix, Amazon Prime, network TV and at www.cinomadic.com.

Pozole

When Maia, a mixed-race Latina woman, sets out to reconnect with her traditional Mexican roots on her Nana’s 100th birthday, things go terribly wrong. A dark comedy about what it means to be the ‘other’ in the family.

 Running Time: 10:06 min

Director: Jessica Mendez Siqueiros

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Jessica Mendez Siqueiros is a Mexican-American writer/director & actress seeking to normalize complex & authentic narratives about the Southwest Mexican-American community through film.  Her filmmaking style is highly cinematic and composed, described by Remezcla as “reclaiming a vision of storytelling often only associated with white creators”.

Official selections of her films include Palm Springs ShortsFest, SIFF, Cleveland IFF, LALIFF, Hamptons, Nashville, Indy Shorts, and over 70 film festivals internationally. Her debut short film, Pozole, took home the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film (Comedy) at Cinequest among other awards recognition. 

Selected as a director mentee in the AT&T Hello Lab Mentorship Program, she recently directed Adeline, The Great under the guidance of Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani. The film is distributed by DirecTV. Her first feature film Reforma delves into the colorful, complicated world of a young Latina woman in La Reforma (the Tucson, AZ projects) in the 1960’s. Reforma is currently in development. Jessica is represented by WME and Writ Large.