A Feast With King Midas (Finland | 2013, 4 minutes )

Directed by: Timo Wright

Written by: Timo Wright

Cast: Cinematographer: Timo Wright, Editor: Timo Wright, Assistant: Nina Wilenius, Actor: Peter Kanerva, Food Stylist: Lilli Munck, Post-Production: Juha Mattila, Music Composition, Piano & Organ: Katri Onnela, Recording & Sound Mixing: Taneli Bruun, Graphic Design: Matti Tuominen

A Feast with King Midas is a experimental short film which deals with mortality, the overuse of our natural resources and the cockiness of the human psyche. It is also a current interpretation of the Vanitas-topic – the description of human mortality.

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A Done Deal (Canada | 2016, 10 minutes )

Directed by: Pierre-Marc Drouin & Simon Lamarre-Ledoux

Remy, a hitman for a small-time Montreal mobster, has to kill Fernand, an old associate who talks too much. The plan is simple: invite him for coffee, offer him a ride and shoot him in the alley. Easy! A done deal...

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A Hard World for Little Things (United States | 2016, 2 minutes )

Directed by: Sonja Bertucci

Inspired by Charles Laughton's 'The Night of the Hunter,' the film foregrounds the uncanny nature of toys, showing how the imagination can become saturated with violence in objects of childhood.

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Acceptance (United States | 2016, 10 minutes )

Directed by: Shelby Hougui

Following two years of drug use and a return from rehab, a young teenager is pained by her sister's memory loss as they attempt to rekindle any relationship they might have had.

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Apology (Iceland | 2016 , 2 minutes )

Directed by: Rúnar Ingi Einarsson

A day in the life of an elementary school hall monitor who fights to make things right in the only way he knows best.

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Artichoke (Artisjokk) (Norway | 2016 , 8 minutes )

Directed by: Lorentz Celo

Written by: Lorentz Celo

A lonely man is searching for a new life.

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BACKSTORY (Germany | 2016 , 8 minutes )

Directed by: Joschka Laukeninks

Written by: Joschka Laukeninks

Cast: Xenia Assenza, Jessica McIntyre, and Jan Stapelfeldt

BLIND SEAM (Iceland | 2016 , 8 minutes )

Directed by: Eric G. du Bellay

Two teenagers, Katrin and Alex, are in a lousy sofa. She asks him why he doesn't want to sleep with her... Cut ! We are in the middle of a student film shooting. Eva, 16, is directing...

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Bus Stop (New Zealand | 2015 , 2 minutes )

Directed by: Walter Lawry

Two millennials debate the finer points of linguistics while waiting for the bus.

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Cake (United States | 2016, 9 min)

Directed by: Anne Hu

Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share.

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CERNUNNOS (France | 2016, 10 min)

Directed by: Paul-Alexandre Forsans

Clean (USA | 2015, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Gabriel Wilson

A young man battles his compulsions on his way to school in New York City.

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Dolls (United States | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Keith Allott

They only move when the music stops.

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Empty Nesters (United States | 2016, 10 min)

Directed by: Jacqueline Dow

Jerry, a therapist, and his husband David have trouble coping with the fact that their son, Zack, is off to college.

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Four Minutes (United States | 2016, 6 min)

Directed by: Ipek Kahraman

Germaphobia (United States | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Brandon W. Dickson

Don't touch the door.

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Happy Here in New York (Felices Acá En New York) (United States | 2016, 13 min)

Directed by: Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres

Best friends reunite in New York City but their friendship will never be the same.

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Holly's Girl (United States | 2016, 9 min)

Directed by: Paulina Lagudi

Holly’s Girl is about breaking down the stereotypical image of an eating disorder and exposing the real story.

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I Love You, Dad (Te quiero, papá) (Spain | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Gabriel Lúgigo

A civil servant has some trouble balancing work and family life.

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Instafamous (United States | 2016, 6 min)

Directed by: Yunxin Hu, Dylan Perkinson, Mun Yi Cheng, Feifei Zhang

We construct our personalities with the tropes of social media. An archaeology of platforms like Instagram is an examination of ourselves. The only currency of the social media celebrity is popularity: social media influence is a $200 million industry.

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Katie Goes to College (United States | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Hannah Marks

Katie awaits her fate with the college of her dreams.

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Mister Popular (United States | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Charlie Mayforth

Not satisfied with simply stalking the coolest kid at school, outcast Ben devises a twisted plan to claim the position for himself.

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NEXT (2016, 7 min)

Directed by: Elena Brodach

Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.

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Pets (United States | 2016, 8 min)

Directed by: Jonathan Silver

A dark satire about our connection to guns - A listless man decides to brighten his life by adopting a gun, the only form of pet ownership. His world is changed, but after finding love, the real dangers of owning a gun are revealed.

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Phub (United States | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: David Moriya

A 21st Century Problem needs a 21st Century word. Phubbing: The act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention.

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Shy Guys (United States | 2016, 8 min)

Directed by: Fredric Lehne

Two strangers bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind - while standing at public urinals with their willies out.

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Soiree (United States | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Ben Rock

'When you're in, you're in. When you're not...' Married couple Derek and Amanda attempt to escape the existential limbo of being outside a cocktail party circle.

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SPEECHLESS (Director: Robin Polak) (Germany | 2016, 6 min)

Directed by: Robin Polak

A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.

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The boy by the sea (Netherlands | 2016, 7 min)

Directed by: Vasily Chuprina

The story of an unlikely friendship: A young boy deep in thought, filled with melancholy, watches where his stones fall as he throws them out across the water. An old lighthouse keeper approaches, filled with care and concern for the child. The two unite in their wonderment of what lies ahead - as they try to find a different truth beyond the waters.

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The Heist (United States | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Luke Harris

Two handsome master criminals are trying to pull off a big heist so they're putting together the most incredible heist team that has ever heist teamed before.

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The Hobbyist (United States | 2016, 9 min)

Directed by: George Vatistas

A short neo-noire thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist.

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The Owls (Greece | 2016, 10 min)

Directed by: Natalia Bougadellis

The eldest son of a working-class family will do everything to keep his family afloat.

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Time Warped (United States | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Julien Desroches

A young inventor's time traveling device malfunctions transporting him to different points in time. We follow his chaotic journey as he tries to get back home.

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