2020 Films: A
A Girl From a Box (United States, 29:57)
Directed by: Alxis Ratkevich, Chloe Taylor
Written by: Alxis Ratkevich & Chloe Taylor
Cast: Jacqueline Jandrell, Josh Odsess-Rubin, Wayne Wilderson, Danielle Kennedy, Selene Luna, Tom Fitzpatrick, Chris Aquilino, Clarissa Thibeaux
Charlie is a dispirited bachelor on a losing streak whose only friends are his overbearing Catholic mother, Wendy the webcam girl, and Bill his pet fish. After countless rejections in the dating world, he stumbles upon a website selling companion robots. Intrigued by the idea of finally finding his perfect mate, Charlie designs his companion to meet all his specifications. Initially, the technologically advanced “April” fulfills all of Charlie's desires, but the honeymoon fades quickly when April's artificial intelligence allows her to evolve into a real woman
A Stone's Throw (Australia, 10:34)
Directed by: Luke Wissell
Written by: Luke Wissell, Ben Crisp
Cast: Anna Steen, Patrick Graham, Lily Pearl
With their comatose daughter suspected of manslaughter, and police on their way to the hospital, two troubled parents must decide whether to lie to protect her.
ALEITA (United States, 12:52)
Directed by: Seungwon Gio Park
Written by: Natasha Soto-Albors, Seungwon Gio Park
Cast: Nataly Santiago, NaNa Ponceleon, Maria del Mar Fernandez Gonzalez, Deshawn da Prince
With the most crucial audition of her career hanging in the balance, a young Latina dancer grapples between familial duty and artistic dedication.
All My Sons presents "Flowers" (United States, 04:10)
Directed by: Jared Hada Smith
Written by: Jared Hada Smith
Shot on location at The Flower Shop in NYC, "Flowers" is a humorous take on bar culture and different generational views of dating. Just as the single evokes 70's soft-rock and funk music, the video modernizes 70's film imagery with its costume design, production design and cinematography. Broken into three brief narratives, we witness Nolan (lead vocals, guitar), Danny (drums) and Zack (lead guitar) respectively squander romantic opportunities due to toxic behavior.
Anacronte (Argentina, 14:58)
Directed by: Raúl Koler, Emiliano Sette
Written by: Raúl Koler, Sabrina Pace
Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity's happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.
Andean Condor (Brazil, 15:00)
Directed by: WILLIAM MAZZOLA
Written by: Carol Saraiva
Cast: VIKA MORA, SEBASTIAN LIBERCHUK
Maril is a lonely woman who recently suffered a great loss. To recover, she decides to do to the end of the world. Along the way, she meets Mano. An extrovert and optimistic guy who will help her through her journey.
anpu - ZOEA (Tiawan, )
Directed by: POWEI SU
Mitten crabs have long been viewed as an environmental index for assessing the ecological state of rivers and streams in taiwan. the species has a unique spawning migration pattern, the species has seen a gradual decline in population over the past few decades, mainly attributed to overharvesting and pollution. as a result, their existence has also faded away in the popular consciousness. the narrative for the video comes from the director's childhood memories.
Astronata - Pain (Ukraine, 04:07)
Directed by: Asya Nikolaeva
Cast: Vladislav Kozlov, Kendra McPhee
He is escaping from somebody he doesn't know, she is chasing someone she never met. Their paths will cross at the intersection.
Avenue WTF (United States, 4:49)
Directed by: Christine Driscoll
Written by: Jamie Benson
Cast: Veronica Cruz, Jamie Benson
Glenn, an uptight puppeteer is fighting with his sexually free significant other, Larry, who is a puppet. Their no-nonsense psychologist, Shonda, acts a mediator for them after a disastrous audition together. During this couples counseling session, Glenn and Larry realize they want different things from life. Shonda, after suggesting co-dependency issues, recommends they spend some time apart. Drama ensues.