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NARRATIVE SHORTS

NARRATIVE SHORTS

A SIMPLE F*CKING GESTURE

Film

A SIMPLE F*CKING GESTURE

CANADA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Jesse Shamata PRODS: Jesse Shamata, Suzan Mazur CAST: Christy Bruce, Paul Bates, Chuck Shamata...
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A STRANGE CALM

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A STRANGE CALM

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Austin Rourke PROD: Jai Marquel Pellerin CAST: Giovanna Bush, Jacob Sandler, Price Carson When 12-year-old...
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A WOMAN

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A WOMAN

AZERBAIJAN, 2019 WRITER/PROD/DIR: Tahmina Rafaella CAST: Tahmina Rafaella, Zaur Shafiyev, Saeed Mammadov A young, modern mother struggles to...
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ACCOMPLICE

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ACCOMPLICE

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Matthew Avery Berg PROD: Rocky Ramsey EXEC PROD: Matthew Avery Berg & Rocky Ramsey...
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ALL BOYS DIE

Film

ALL BOYS DIE

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Julio C. Vargas PROD: Yalan Hu CAST: Aris Mejias, Sage Mayer In the world...
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BASIC WITCH

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BASIC WITCH

USA, 2019 WRITER: Lauren Cannon DIR: Yoko Okumura PRODS: Laura Noxon, Josh Ferrazzano, David Shafei CAST: Olivia Castanho,...
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BECOMING EDDIE

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BECOMING EDDIE

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: Ed Lee DIR: Lilan Bowden PRODS: Joyce Liu-Countryman, Ed Lee CAST: Joziah Lagonoy, Amanda...
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BETTY JUNE GLOOM

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BETTY JUNE GLOOM

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Autumn Perrotta PRODS: Autumn Perrotta, Seth Wessel-Estes CAST: Kelly Stadum, Alix Isom Betty June has...
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BOY EATS GIRL: A ZOMBIE LOVE STORY

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BOY EATS GIRL: A ZOMBIE LOVE STORY

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin DIR: Sarah Gurfield PROD: Liz Vacovec CAST: Alex Ryan, Annie...
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BRANDI FINDS GOD

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BRANDI FINDS GOD

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Gonzalo Cordova PRODS: Rachel Kinnard, Suki-Rose Simakis, Jon Cohen, Jon Wolf, Adam Conover CAST:...
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BREAK IN

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BREAK IN

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Justin Gallaher, Samuel Roseme DIR: Anthony Nardolillo PRODS: Anthony Nardolillo, Justin Gallaher, Samuel Roseme CAST:...
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BUFFALO SCIENTISTS

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BUFFALO SCIENTISTS

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Nick Venuti PRODS: Andrew Reyna, Nick Venuti CAST: Preston Earnest, Jim Cash, Macpherson Gillies, Vikrant...
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BURNT TOAST

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BURNT TOAST

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Jacques Thelemaque PROD: Hyman Mankiewicz CAST: Maria Bata, Alex Feldman Everything you need to know about...
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CAGNOLINO

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CAGNOLINO

FRANCE, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Hugo Diego Garcia PRODS: Hugo Diego Garcia, Pietro Mercieca, Malo Garcia, Lorenzo Bentivoglio, Jordan...
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COSMO

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COSMO

USA, 2020 WRITERS: Thomas Thomas, Ryan Lis DIR: Thomas Thomas PRODS: Harrison Reynolds, Thomas Thomas, Thomas L. Thomas,...
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CREAT(e)URE

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CREAT(e)URE

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Zane Rubin PRODS: David J. Phillips, A.J. Trauth CAST: Rhian Rees, Leon Thomas III, Charlie...
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CRUTCH-TAP

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CRUTCH-TAP

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Michael Basha PRODS: Michael Basha, Carolyn Manetti, Paul Broucek, Abby Urban CAST: Chas Harvey...
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DEAD MAN INTERRUPTED

Film

DEAD MAN INTERRUPTED

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR/PROD: David Gielan CAST: Tara Erickson, Matthew Ellis, Eddie Paul Jr.Tara Erickson, Matthew Ellis, Eddie...
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DIABLA

Film

DIABLA

MEXICO/USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: Alonso Diaz-Rickards DIR: Ashley George PRODS: Maya Korn, Diana Mata CAST: Ruth Ramos After...
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DO YOU HAVE A…?

Film

DO YOU HAVE A…?

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Michelle Gritzer PRODS: Michelle Gritzer, Daniel Urbain, Grayson Propst, Benjamin Spek CAST: Britt Baron, Mimi...
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DYING MESSAGE

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DYING MESSAGE

JAPAN, 2019 WRITER/DIRECTOR/PROD: Kurihara Yasuyuki CAST: Matsui Masato, Hashiyama Naoto This work is a work that compared scientifically...
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EGG

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EGG

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Michael J. Goldberg PROD: Kara Taylor Goldberg CAST: Alex Anfanger, Leah Henoch, Caitlin McGee,...
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ELIZIUM

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ELIZIUM

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Gia Kereselidze PRODS: Gia Kereselidze, Paul Lutov, Alexey Neymyshev CAST: Alexey Neymyshev, Anika Snagovskaya You...
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ENTWINED

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ENTWINED

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Dale Griffiths Stamos PROD: Dale Griffiths Stamos (Venice Sky Productions) CAST: Michael Dorn, Suzanne Ford,...
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EXKURSION

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EXKURSION

GERMANY, 2019 WRITERS: Moritz Brandes, Tanja Ackemann DIR: Moritz Brandes PRODS: Lena Westermann, Jörg Erber CAST: Franziska Lather,...
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EXTRA SAFE

Film

EXTRA SAFE

EGYPT, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Nouran Sherif, Wagih Sabry DIR: Nouran Sherif PROD: Safei Eldien Mahmoud CAST: Salwa Mohamed...
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FANTASY PONY

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FANTASY PONY

USA, 2020 WRITER: Caroline Newton DIR: Caitlin Carleton PRODS: Caitlin Carleton, Caroline Newton CAST: Caroline Newton, Bailey Stender,...
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FEAR

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FEAR

USA/JAMAICA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Yoram Savion DIR: Yoram Savion PRODS: Sozo Artists: Rika Iino, Melissa...
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GREEN COBRA

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GREEN COBRA

USA, 2019 WRITER: Chris Valdez with Patrick Tamisiea DIR: Sigurd Culhane PRODS: Chris Valdez, Sigurd Culhane CAST: Colleen...
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HAMMURABI

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HAMMURABI

USA, 2020 WRITER: Bethany Orr DIR: Patrick Kennelly PRODS: Leo Garcia, Dennis Garcia, Bethany Orr, Patrick Kennelly, Channing...
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HEADLOCK

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HEADLOCK

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Damon Laguna PROD: Vivian Ip CAST: Alejandro Akara, Eduardo Alexis Peña, Alberto Manquero, Sam...
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HOOKED

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HOOKED

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR/PROD: Sean Skelton CAST: Mary Elaine Ramsey, Michael Madden A young man and woman meet...
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HOUSE HUNTING

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HOUSE HUNTING

USA, 2019 WRITER: Luke Jones DIR: Jeremy Cloe PRODS: Luke Jones, Corey Perez, Jason Wurst CAST: Glenn Evans,...
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HOW CAN I FORGET

Film

HOW CAN I FORGET

UNITED KINGDOM, 2019 WRITERS: Natalia Andreadis, Richard F. Russell DIR: Natalia Andreadis PRODS: Jessica Benhamou, Clement Fernandes CAST:...
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HOW MUCH?

Film

HOW MUCH?

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: Heath Bernstein DIR: Sean Morris PRODS: Heath Bernstein, Tyler Kit Buschman, Sean Morris, Erik...
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I LOVE YOUR GUTS

Film

I LOVE YOUR GUTS

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: David Janove PROD: Beth Crudele CAST: Allie McCarthy, Danielle Kay, Scott Shilstone Two girls working...
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IN OTHER WORDS

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IN OTHER WORDS

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Lola Blanc, Kenny Lucas DIR: Lola Blanc PRODS: Kenny Lucas, Lola Blanc, Giselle Gilbert, Vanessa...
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LA RAFAGA (THE GUST)

Film

LA RAFAGA (THE GUST)

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Edgar García PRODS: Luisa Buitrago and Vanessa Tamayo from La Malicia Films, Miguel Muñoz...
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LA RUTA

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LA RUTA

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Roberto Saieh, Denisse Pfeiffer, Star Victoria DIR: Star Victoria PRODS: Samuel Skeen, Abigail Overstreet,...
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LIKE TURTLES

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LIKE TURTLES

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: David Mandell PRODS: Troian Bellisario, Monet Clayton, Loren Lourenco, Peter Vogel CAST: Troian Bellisario,...
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MAGIC KINGDOM

Film

MAGIC KINGDOM

USA/HONG KONG, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Nicholas Shay, Nelson Ng Chak-Hei DIR: Nelson Ng Chak-Hei PROD: Hillary Tzeng EXEC...
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MIGHTY

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MIGHTY

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Lola Glaudini PRODS: James Okumura, DeeDee Gordon, Helen Nwosu CAST: Liza Colon-Zayas, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Chris...
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MOM FIGHT

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MOM FIGHT

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Mickey Finnegan PRODS: Jennifer Khoe, Sacha Smith, Ben Kang CAST: Jennifer Khoe, Michaela McAllister It...
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MUST LOVE PIE

Film

MUST LOVE PIE

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Patrick Clement PRODS: Patrick Clement, Alanna Goodman, Ridghaus CAST: Daniel Pewewardy, Meghan Welch A...
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NAHJUM

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NAHJUM

MEXICO, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Sebastian Torres Greene, Manuel Del Valle, Erik Hirschhorn DIR: Sebastian Torres Greene & Manuel...
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NEW HENRY

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NEW HENRY

USA, 2019 WRITER: Ryan Gaul DIR: Nick Paonessa PRODS: Nick Paonessa, Ryan Gaul, Jon Phillion CAST: Ryan Gaul,...
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NOVEL LOVE

Film

NOVEL LOVE

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Cameron Miller-DeSart PRODS: Stephanie Pavlik, Erinn Sullivan CAST: Jordan Wilson, Nicklaus von Nolde...
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NUMBER 2

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NUMBER 2

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Cal J.T. Moreno PRODS: Cal J.T. Moreno, Francisco Serna CAST: Jackson White, Sheridan Pierce,...
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OFF BEAT

Film

OFF BEAT

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Derin Kiyak PRODS: Songxin Xie, Eric Moots CAST: Joshua Michael Payne, Asel Otunchieva, Dwayne Mitchell,...
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PATCH

Film

PATCH

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Jamie Parslow, Christopher Geno DIR: Jamie Parslow PRODS: Christopher Geno, Oto Gomes, Joey Langella,...
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PHANTOM SPECTRE

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PHANTOM SPECTRE

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Paul J. Vogel PRODS: Annika Dawson, Sam Frickleton CAST: Diedrich Bader, Saba Homayoon, Rob Roy...
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PHILANTHROPY

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PHILANTHROPY

USA, 2020 WRITER: Lisa Linke DIR: Alison Turner PRODS: Lisa Linke, Sarah Siadat, Caity Ware CAST: Angel Parker,...
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POLYBIUS

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POLYBIUS

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Michael Tuite & Jimmy Kelly DIR: Jimmy Kelly PRODS: Jimmy Kelly & Michael Tuite CAST:...
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RECEIVER

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RECEIVER

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Jake Wilganowski PROD: Cine Automatic CAST: Tony Stiles A young boy discovers an artifact...
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RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT

Film

RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT

USA, 2019 WRITER: Patrick Allan Laffoon DIRS: Joseph I. Martinez, Will Martinez PROD: Vicky Ying CAST: Todd Denson,...
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REMEMBER WHEN

Film

REMEMBER WHEN

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Paola Ossa PRODS: Paola Ossa, Zeus Kontoyannis, Michael Cuomo CAST: Shakira Barrera, Aiden Medina,...
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SLOW DANCE

Film

SLOW DANCE

SWEDEN, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Christian Zetterberg PRODS: Liselotte Persson, Christian Zetterberg CAST: Philip Kuub Olse, Gustav Berghe, Joshua...
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SMILEY DEATH FACE

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SMILEY DEATH FACE

USA, 2019 WRITER: Chris Lewis Carter DIR: Andrew Patrick Torrez PROD: Joanna Fang CAST: Jordan Ovitt, Ann Noble,...
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SUPERHERO

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SUPERHERO

GERMANY, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Émile V. Schlesser PROD: Fabien Colas CAST: Nico Randel, Maria Dragus, Jannik Schuemann Max,...
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THE BAKER

Film

THE BAKER

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: Aubrey Reynolds DIR: Austin Everett PRODS: Aubrey Reynolds & Lizze Gordon CAST: Aubrey Reynolds, Adam...
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THE CHEST

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THE CHEST

USA, 2019 WRITER: Tony DeLesDernier DIR: Charles Elmore PRODS: Charles Elmore, Chelsea Polumbus, Jeremy Charles CAST: Daniel Evon...
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THE CLOTHING SWAP

Film

THE CLOTHING SWAP

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR/PROD: Sarah Stoecker CAST: Nina Concepción, April Mouton, Sarah Stoecker, Raiza Licea, Lyndsey Frank A clothing...
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THE DRONE OVER CORN FIELDS

Film

THE DRONE OVER CORN FIELDS

CHINA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITERS: Chuanfa Wan, Nan Jia DIR: Chuanfa Wan PRODS: Chuanfa Wan, Yiren Chen CAST: Xiaofeng...
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THE FOREIGNER

Film

THE FOREIGNER

UNITED KINGDOM, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Ben Allen PRODS: Charlotte Howley, Oscar Partridge CAST: Ben Allen, Özay Fecht, Aziz...
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THE FOURTH WALL

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THE FOURTH WALL

FRANCE, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Kelsey Bollig PRODS: Victoria Lacoste, Simon Brooke CAST: Lizzie Brocheré, Roby Schinasi, Victoria Lacoste, Jacqueline...
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THE GIFT

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THE GIFT

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Jacintha Charles, Emma Scully & Kendra Goff DIR: Jacintha Charles PRODS: Lisa Yadao, Miikka Skaffari,...
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THE HENCHMAN OF NOTRE DAME

Film

THE HENCHMAN OF NOTRE DAME

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR/PROD: Timothy Naylor CAST: Kevin Mambo, LeRoy McClain Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, longs...
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THE OTHER WAYNE

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THE OTHER WAYNE

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: John-Paul Nickel PRODS: Aubrey Duclos, Ashleigh Nichols, Jennifer May Nickel, John-Paul Nickel CAST: Mar Sudac,...
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THE REMNANT

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THE REMNANT

CANADA, 2019 WRITERS: Jeff Gross and Jonathan Williams DIR: Navin Ramaswaran PRODS: Jeff Gross and Michael James Regan...
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THE RUG

Film

THE RUG

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: LJ Johnson DIRS: LJ Johnson / Eric Weiher PRODS: Eric Weiher, LJ Johnson, Scott...
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THE SPEED OF TIME

Film

THE SPEED OF TIME

USA, 2020 WRITERS: Russ Nickel & William J. Stribling DIR: William J. Stribling PRODS: John Hennigan, Brent Madison,...
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THE WAY THAT I TAKE

Film

THE WAY THAT I TAKE

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Chris Hartwell PRODS: Joshua Sikora, Natalie LaValley, Chris Hartwell CAST: Jason Burkey, Jade Fusco,...
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THIN WALLS

Film

THIN WALLS

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Nick Canellakis PRODS: Tristan Cook, Zac James Nicholson, Nick Canellakis, Ella Rae Peck CAST: Ella...
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THROW LIKE A GIRL

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THROW LIKE A GIRL

USA, 2019 WRITER: Gregory Shelby DIR: Seri DeYoung PRODS: Gregory Shelby, Flannery Maney, Nicole Jones-Dion, Suzette Higgenbotham CAST:...
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TO AND FROM: CRAZY IN LOVE… OR JUST CRAZY?

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TO AND FROM: CRAZY IN LOVE… OR JUST CRAZY?

USA, 2020 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER: Lilly Cornell Warriner DIR: Jerry J. White III PRODS: Kate Bailey, Chris Parr, Harris...
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$TRIP

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$TRIP

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Craig Ouellette PRODS: Max Solomon, Craig Ouellette CAST: Yuwi Kim, Jenna Macari, Robert Vestal It’s...
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TRUE BLUE

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TRUE BLUE

AUSTRALIA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Bronwyn Bernardin PRODS: Derek Griffiths, Bronwyn Bernardin CAST: Penny Moloney, Rowan Howard, David Hill...
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UNDER THE LIGHTS

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UNDER THE LIGHTS

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Miles Levin PRODS: Nicole Jordan – Webber, Ceylan Carhoglu, Spencer Howson CAST: Pearce Joza ,...
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WASHED

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WASHED

USA, 2019 WRITERS: Michael Bartolomeo & Stephen West-Rogers DIR: Michael Bartolomeo PRODS: Stephen West-Rogers, Megan Kortvelesy CAST: Stephen...
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WHAT’S TO COME – CHRISTMAS TRADITION

Film

WHAT’S TO COME – CHRISTMAS TRADITION

USA, 2019 WRITER/DIR: Roth Rind PRODS: Roth Rind, Sean O’Hare, Dave Moutray CAST: Alexandra Cuadra, Kevin Kemp When...
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XOXO, DARLA

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XOXO, DARLA

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Emman Sadorra PRODS: Elijah D. Reynolds, Liv Johnson, Emman Sadorra, Andrew Neel, Kelvin Martinez...
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YARNE

Film

YARNE

USA, 2019 – COMPETITION SHORT WRITER/DIR: Andrew Krakower PROD: Andrew Krakower, COPROD: Michael Eisenbach CAST: Dawa Dorjee, Konchok Rangdol The...
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YOUR MONSTER

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YOUR MONSTER

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Caroline Lindy PRODS: Amanda Mortimer, Alexis Loya CAST: Kimiko Glenn, Tommy Dewey, Scott Michael Foster...
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YOUR WELCOME

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YOUR WELCOME

USA, 2020 WRITER/DIR: Naftali Beane Rutter PROD: Marina Fernandez Ferri CAST: Naftali Beane Rutter, Renee Xie, Miguel Medina...