2016 Films

#Selfie-O-Path (United States | 2015, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Helene Ellford

Written by: Helene Ellford

An ex-con gets released and goes out on the town to fulfill her dreams of taking selfies with her long lost love.

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3 Islands (Taiwan | 2015, 62 minutes)

Directed by: Lin Xinyi

Taiwan, Okinawa, and Jeju Island seemed to undertake their separate destinies after World War II, and yet the three islands carry an isomorphic historical texture.

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3000 (Australia/Greece | 2015, 20 min )

Directed by: Antonis Tsonis

When 22 year old Aristotle shares some tragic news about his battle with cancer, Leon is determined not to allow financial hardship to stand between his best friend's life or death. He takes a path that he never imagined for himself. Leon's actions to save his best friend have irreversible consequences.

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A Beautiful Now (United States | 2015, 1 hour 38 min)

Directed by: Daniela Amavia

Written by: Daniela Amavia

Cast: Abigail Spencer Cheyenne Jackson, Sonja Kinski Collette Wolfe, Patrick Heusinger Elena Satine, Hana Hayes Guy Burnet, John Patrick Amedori

A beautiful dancer (Abigail Spencer) balances on the razor’s edge between reality and fantasy, ultimately relying on her friends to help her figure out the passions that have shaped who they are and whom they thought they would become.

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A Broken One (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Yifu Zhou

Written by: Yifu Zhou

Mills, a widower, fulfills his last wish with the help of a broken creature.

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A Contramano (Australia | 2015, 5 min)

Directed by: Angelica Cristina Dio

Two men settle their differences in an unusual game of chess.

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A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky (France | 2016, 35 min)

Directed by: Quarxx

You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong... Contrary to appearances, he does not live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate. Convinced of having contacts with beings from elsewhere, Simon is getting lost one step at a time while border between reality and nightmare is progressively fading away.

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A Short Film About Arthur (United States | 2015, 7 min)

Directed by: Niels Alpert

Arthur Arbit is the grooviest tailor in Brooklyn. From the moment you enter his workshop in his old-school Williamsburg loft, it’s clear that someone special lives here.

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A Spring Arrangement (Canada | 2016, )

Written by: Tanya Carleton Lovrics

A married gay couple meets with a precocious pregnant teen to finalize adoption plans when both parties get cold feet.

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Directed by: Oldren Romero

Written by: Oldren Romero

Cast: Hector Medina, Dayron Moreno, Laura de la Uz

Christ is a lonely young man who has not overcome the loss of his mother and the memories of a violent childhood full of abuse. Jesus is a student who still lives with his parents, with an intolerant overprotective mother and very different to Christ's past. 


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Abstract Iterations II (United Kingdom | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Sabrina Schmid

This abstract animation created in the UK combines direct-on-film painting and collaging on 35mm film with computer imaging via digitally manipulating the film images further.

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Adrien (Le Garagiste) (Canada | 2015, 1 hour 27 min)

Directed by: Renée Beaulieu

Written by: Renée Beaulieu

Cast: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali

Airjunkie (United States | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Dylan Coburn


A renegade freedom fighter who lives his life on the edge, reveals his legacy, and explains his reasons to live.... and die.

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Alanna Royale- I Know (United States | 2016, 4 min)

Directed by: Justin Tandy

Music video for an upcoming single. Recoded live in Brave barbershop located in Nashville, TN.

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Alice's Misfortunes In Underland (United Kingdom | 2015, )

Written by: Nikki S. Colt

In the streets of London, a lonely and homeless girl named Alice realizes just how deep she can fall.

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Alma (Soul) (Chile | 2015, 97 min)

Directed by: Diego Rougier

American Wrestler: The Wizard (United States | 2015 , 1 hour 56 min )

Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo

Written by: Brian Rudnick

Cast: William Fichtner, Jon Voight, George Kosturos, Lia Marie Johnson, Ali Afshar, Gabriel Basso and Sasha Feldman

1979, 'The Wizard' is based on a true story of a teen who escapes during the Iranian revolution with only his life, immigrates to North California, faces racism, bullying and general American hostility due to the American hostage crisis in Iran. Against all odds, and surpassing the community's expectations, he succeeds in becoming a State Wrestling Champion. (Based on a true story)

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Anna (United States | 2015, 16 minutes)

Directed by: Eric Latek

'Anna' is an intimate portrait through the eyes of Anna who is a wife, mother, grandmother and Native American activist who endures the final stage of Alzheimer's. This film is only through her eyes.

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Antarctica (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Reuben Hernandez

Antarctica is a short documentary film that features one second a day during a more than two month long journey from NYC to The Great White Continent.

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Directed by: Ana Maria Gomes

Antonio, Dashing Antonio is a film about the director’s uncle who left Portugal for Brazil 50 years ago, at the age of 19 – never to return. Over the years, he has promised his mother that he would come back… but half a century later, she is still waiting. Why did he never return?

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Apparition (United States | 2014, 100 min)

Directed by: Quinn Saunders

Written by: Pete Cafaro

Cast: Katrina Law, Jody Quigley, Lili Bordan, Thomas Roy

Apparition is a supernatural thriller exploring the themes of love, death, and the fragility of the mind. When Doug's fiancee, Lori, is killed in a car accident, he retreats to their isolated farmhouse to deal with his loss. Left to grieve amid years of memories, Doug realizes he has not returned alone. As he learns the tragic history of the farmhouse, supernatural occurrences leave him fearing for his sanity, and reveal a secret Lori took with her to the grave. Struggling to determine whether what he is seeing is real, or all in his head, Doug finds solace in the company of Jamie, a local grad student. As their friendship deepens, Doug draws her with him into the horrifying events unfolding in the old farmhouse.

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Araf (Turkey | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Anne Murray

Araf is a video about the borderland between heaven and hell and represents contemporary shamanism in Turkey at the Babayan Culture House in Ibrahimpasa in the Cappadocia region.

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Astro Son
 (United States/Chile | 2014, 3 min)

Directed by: Michelle Cassis

Cast: Justice Winter, Nylda Ria Mark

Tharir, an 8-year-old kid, wants to become an astronaut to meet with his dad.

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At the End of the Line (United States | 2015, 5 mintues)

Directed by: Robert Kerr

Written by: Robert Kerr

Robert Kerr directs this music video/short film using archival footage from the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and a song by Vera Zero.

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Awakening
 (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Victor Rodriguez

A guy working on wall street realizes that life is much more of making money getting a new meaning for his life and embracing a new awakening.

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AXN (France | 2015, 21 min)

Directed by: Jean-Marie Villeneuve

The one who kills leads his dead toward the great beyond.

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Baby Doll (United States | 2015 , 4 minutes)

Directed by: John Valley

Written by: John Valley

Cast: John Valley

A flamboyant kidnapper performs the hit single 'Baby Doll' by Austin, TX's Pop-Rock super band Sweet Spirit. He gives an electric performance to his "captivated" fans!

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Bad Heads (Mauvaises Têtes) (United States | 2015, 14 min)

Directed by: Rebekah Fieschi

An odd woman loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover.

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Bad Mood (United States | 2016, )

Written by: Paul Barnaby

A dinner party turns upside down when the host suffers a manic episode.

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Baleful Sloth (Funestes Oisances) (Canada | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Dominik Pagacz

A word from the Marquis.

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Baltimore Black & White (United States | 2015, 24 min)

Directed by: Joe Rubino

When a city burns, everyone has a story to tell.

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Bandito (United States | 2015, 16 min)

Directed by: Evan Ari Kelman

A coming-of-age drama about Jamie, a young boy who stows himself away to join his older brother on a highway truck heist.

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Battery Life (United States | 2016, 11 min)

Directed by: Justin Nixon

Battery Life is a stop motion short film that tells a story of determination, self-sacrifice, and deceit. Set in a dystopian desert landscape, a robot family, through the test of tragedy, discovers a dark secret hidden behind the doctrine of a preacher.

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Be Yourself Cafe
 (United States | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Mark Kiefer

Two friends discover the pitfalls of dining at a new place that has 'something for everyone.'

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Bird on the Wire (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Adam Volerich

In this experimental film, a man haunts the streets of New York in a rage after committing an unknown crime.

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Birthday Suit (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Gabrielle Lenhard

Womanhood isn't always a party.

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Black Seaweed - MKO SUN (Australia | 2015, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Mia Forrest

Cast: Megan Hind

Stylistically inspired by the dramatic effects of film-noir, the video showcases serpentine choreography, haunting melodies, and a contagious hook, perfectly matching the subtle sensuality of the song.

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Blind Faith (United States | 2016 , 53 min)

Directed by: Isabel Hill

BLIND FAITH follows the stirring personal journey, both intimate and universal, of a man coming to terms with his disability and struggling with the roles of father, husband, and successful entrepreneur, breaking through the myths of blindness and broadening our understanding of the complex hidden realities facing the blind community.

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Businessmen Showdown (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Nicholas Thomas

Defend your honor during transportation.

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Cage (China | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Pengpeng Du

Written by: Pengpeng Du

Cast: Pengpeng Du

Life is liberty in a CAGE. CAGE represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences. On the other hand, CAGE tries to inspire them to recall their memory and consider what is the meaning of life to them individually.

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Cais Sodré Funk Connection - Offbeat (Portugal | 2015, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Richard F. Coelho

Written by: Richard F. Coelho

The Cais Sodré Funk Connection "Offbeat" Official Music Video shows us the band in a desolate industrial location while coexisting with various surreal Gaiman alike characters that personify theirs and ours features, fears, aspirations and more, in a fun and offbeat way.

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Carousel (United Kingdom | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: R.M. Moses

Waking up with no memory of yesterday, not knowing how and why, can be the ultimate punishment.

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Cat (United States | 2016, 10 min)

Directed by: Dave Crabtree

A girl and her grandfather are stranded in the mountain wilderness and have to connect with the unseen forces of nature in order to survive.

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Celling Your Soul (United States | 2015, 49 min )

Directed by: Joni Siani

Celling Your Soul is an honest and over due evaluation of how our devices are shaping us. It’s time to reexamine our use by asking the question: “just because we can, does it mean we should?” There’s no doubt we are swimming in cool technology, but is all this use making us happier? Media and Communications scholar Joni Siani inspires a group of students to challenge the new social norms of digital connectivity. The results: a heartwarming and eye opening understanding that people are more important than devices.

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Chance Encounter (United States | 2013, 5 min)

Directed by: Eric Richardson-Hagans

Written by: Paul Williams

Cast: Bryant Pearson, Paul Caruti

A cop comes across a dangerous criminal during what he thinks will be a routine stop.

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Chateau Sauvignon: terroir (United States | 2015, 13 min)

Directed by: David E. Munz-Maire

Written by: David E. Munz-Maire

Cast: Michael Lorz, Sean Weil, Anthony del, Nancy Nagrant, Pooya Mohensi

'Chateau Sauvignon: terroir' follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.

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Christmas of Nothing (United States | 2016, )

Written by: Joseph Verrico

Carlo's children are spoiled, bratty, and entitled. They've known only times of goodness and plenty. Carlo wants them to feel what it's like to have nothing. His gift for Christmas this year is nothing.

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Claude (United States | 2015, 17 min)

Directed by: Alan Mykitta

Written by: John Cooley

Cast: John Cooley, Rob Wuesthoff, David Hemphill, Jessee Foudray

A wise-cracking private eye gets caught between the cops and a killer with a dark secret.

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Come, The Light (Macau | 2015, 27 min)

Directed by: Chao Koi-Wang

Fighting for a lottery ticket, two star-crossed lovers and a big flock of greedy fools experience an eccentric night.

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Companion (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Sean O'Neill

A stray puppy suddenly appears to brighten up a lonely boy's world. The two enjoy a long-lasting companionship as they grow together.

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Concealed (Australia | 2015, 87 min)

Directed by: Shane Hall

Max, a struggling actor living in South Africa, has flown into Sydney, Australia for the audition of his life. As soon as he lands things start to go horribly wrong when his girlfriend Sallie disappears. Frustrated with the police's lack of of progress in finding her, Max embarks on a desperate search with the help of childhood friend Richard. The pair's search pushes them to both external and internal extremities in their desperate plight to find Sallie

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Counter Histories: Rock Hill (United States | 2015, 28 min)

Directed by: Frederick Taylor

Crowd Control (United States | 2016, 13 min )

Directed by: Daniel Sole

Written by: Daniel Sole

Cast: Reynaldo Piniella, Salahaldin Hussein, Freddy Virola, Nuri Hazzard, Erica Annalise, Chris Ferguson, Helen Barnes, Justis Selman, John Bermudez

A young, black aspiring comedian scours his Brooklyn neighborhood to recruit audience members for a show that evening. His encounter with an undercover detective turns ugly, proving that not everyone appreciates a good sense of humor.

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Cuba's Violin (United States | 2015, 18 min)

Directed by: Maya Albanese & Antoine Goldet

Cupid (Canada | 2015 , 14 min)

Directed by: Maria De Sanctis

The typical story of boy meets girl, except the boy is a magical figure sent from above and a complete f****** baby.

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Dad Rap (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Dylan Steinberg

Written by: Sam Reece, Becky Chicoine

Cast: Sam Reece, Becky Chicoine

Your favorite (definitely real) dads Roger and Jim are back in a hot new music video! This video was paid for with the money they made from their jobs. They're really really proud of this. 


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Daily (Germany | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Florian Genal


On an assembly line same work runs daily. Until one breaks out.

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Dear Santa
 (United States | 2013, 23 min)

Directed by: Maura Smith

Cast: Christian Mello, Kelley Curran, Samantha Eddy, Danielle Kellermann, Kerry Railey, Lila Stanton, Sharon Evans

When Ann Dunham asks Santa Clause to turn her into a boy for Christmas, her request throws her conservative mother into a tailspin.

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Directed by: Vital Philippot

Mathias and his pals go to his grandmother's old house to shoot Mathias' first shortfilm. But in the very first day of shooting, Denis, Mathias' childhood friend, join them.

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Dew Drop
 (United States | 2015, 15 min)

Directed by: Palmer Morse, Rachel Weinberg

The Dew Drop Inn, established in 1945, was once the most popular and significant heritage spot for R&B, jazz, and blues in New Orleans. Now it sits dormant, as third generation owner Kenneth Jackson struggles to reopen its doors to the public.

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Die Slow (Australia | 2015, 4 miuntes)

Directed by: Robert Crispe

A toxic dream of fish, octopi and carnivorous plants. This illustrated paper cut out stop motion music video follows a creature running form love in an amazon inspired toxic galax-sea.

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Dispersion (United States | 2016, 3 min)

Directed by: Adam Dargan

Dispersion captures the exact process of emulsion on 35mm film being dissolved in three dimensional space.

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Dissolved (Aufgelöst) (Austria | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Stefanie Weberhofer

A 16mm color film that documented chemical processes through a microscope has to experience these processes itself.

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DJ (Germany | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Diana Naecke

Cast: artist: Masha Qrella (DJ - taken from KEYS, MORR MUSIC, Berlin 2016)

So I bought myself a ticket to go / To a place I’ve never been before / All I did was to go back home / behind me I shut the door" DJ is a song about Berlin and the state you can find yourself in in this city.

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Dryland (United States | 2015, 22 min)

Directed by: Liv Prior Colliander

Written by: Liv Prior Colliander, Anne Metcalf

Cast: Charlie Kanter, Jacqueline Wright

Reeling in the aftermath of her mother’s suicide attempt, a young swimmer works through her trauma in the water while desperately trying to break the wall of silence at home.

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Echoes of Time (Slovenia | 2013, 91 min)

Directed by: Ema Kugler

The greatest human delusion is the illusion that man is free.

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Fade Away (United States | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Ben Kirschenbaum

Cast: Marcela Corbellini, Italy Morchi, Yasmin, Julian

A surreal and hypnotic tale that meditates the subjectivity of fate. Music by Eitan Reiter.

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Family Dancing (Bal de Famille) (France | 2015, 23 min)

Directed by: Stella di Tocco

Written by: Stella di Tocco & Annarita Zambrano

Cast: Pauline Etienne, Sophie Vaslot, Frédéric Pierrot, Mathias Melloul, Luna Lou

Today, Julie is strong, She is independent. She can go back home. Her family is waiting for her, they love her : her mother, her brother, her sister… and her father.

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Find Your Hope (United States | 2016, 1 min)

Directed by: Kimberly MacNeil

An under-appreciated accountant seeks to find a solution to his reoccurring self-doubt and anxiety caused by depression. 


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Frankie (Italian Roulette) (United States | 2015, 19 min)

Directed by: Francesco Mazza

Written by: Francesco Mazza, Amos Poe?

Cast: Olan Montgomery, Christina Toth

The struggle of the Italian immigrant Frankie Tramonto to live his American Dream in New York city.

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From a Pimple to Nirvana (Thailand | 2013, 2 hours 10 minutes)

Directed by: Amorn Harinnitisuk

Cast: Atthama Chiwanitchaphan

In one room, one actress, Nuknik's pimple rescues her from committing suicide. Just because the beauty is more important than life, Nuknik's addicted to beauty surgery. The pimple takes her to find her own talking navel. A strange phenomenon happens, leaving a question that human body and soul are all fictional illusions.

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From Poplar With Love (United Kingdom | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Mat Sheldon

A short documentary about the people of Poplar, East London, who share what really matters.

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Fucking World (Italy | 2013, 2 min)

Directed by: William Mussini

Modern man lives his life (day) in just under a minute and thirty seconds. Lives frustration, joy and sense of incompleteness jumping from one emotion to another, from a knowledge gap to a lack filled by media messages. As a final gesture kills the world carrying the ransom that frees him from the daily derailment.

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Funbuddy (Australia | 2015, )

Written by: D.P. Swanson

An old man, alone after the death of his wife and longing for love starts to investigate modern dating methods with disastrous results.

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Directed by: Randy Valdes

In the 90's, during the most devastating crisis in Cuban history, a generation of extraordinary musicians had to sacrifice home to free their art, and survive.

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Getting There (Ireland | 2015, 15 min)

Directed by: Tim Hanan

Written by: Tim Hanan, Shane Larkin

Cast: Cal Kenealy, Carla McGlynn, Mark Schrier, Charleigh Bailey

Harry is a young man who has developed an obsession with a girl he has seen in college. Originally planning to strike up a conversation with her, he now simply shows up in the places he knows she will be. With the help of his psychiatrist, Dr Marlowe, he is trying to get over this infatuation, while at the same time, keeping it, and much of his life, a secret from his sister Alice, who is trying to help him open up while coping with problems of her own.

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Girl in the Chair (United States | 2015, 19 min)

Directed by: M. Louis Gordon

After years of confinement, a teenaged girl escapes her kidnapper and returns to the house of her long-lost family, but her homecoming is far from welcome.

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Guao
 (Dominican Republic | 2015, 34 min)

Directed by: Eduardo Velázquez

Written by: Eduardo Velázquez

Cast: Lia Briones, Matias Pellegrini, Eduardo Velázquez

Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guao tells the story of Luperon, a Caribbean immigrant, a naive and shy boy and his profound love for Catherine Deneuve. Luperon, who has lived protected by his sister Ana, an aspiring actress and waitress is a caregiver to Luperon due to a mysterious brain degenerative disease. Luperon decides to transition and become Catherine Deneuve and falls in love with Federico, a religious fanatic.

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Guns to Mics (Canada/Sierra Leone | 2015, 1 hour 11min)

Directed by: Jem Garrard, Greg Crompton

Sierra Leone is recovering from a decade-long civil war. A burgeoning music scene has allowed the youth, who once used guns to vent their frustration, to pick up microphones and make change in their country.

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Hard to Say (USA | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Ted Sharks

Written by: Ted Sharks

A small fight can cause big problems when pride is involved.

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Harlem on My Plate (United States | 2015, 26 min)

Directed by: Rochelle Brown-Johnson and Sonia Armstead-Pittman

Harlem On My Plate, explores the history of Harlem's food renaissance, it chronicles how food has remained at the center of the past, present, cultural, social and economic growth of Harlem.

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Hello Charles (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Hamish Grieve

30 year old George gets a visit from his imaginary childhood friend Charles at the lowest point in his life.

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Hooked (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Sofia Moreira

Captain C is a kind but lonely old man looking for a friend, there is only one problem, his pirate attributes are scaring people away. Saddened and defeated, Captain C finds companionship in a stray balloon, displaying his gentle nature towards others, and changing the perspectives of those who feared him.

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Hoops (United States, )

Written by: Thomas Archer

Three veiled gestures of kindness intertwine to create something morbid in this tale of adultery, murder, and suicide.

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Hotel Bleu (United States | 2016, 26 min)

Directed by: Bethany Jacobson

Written by: Bethany Jacobson

Cast: Julie Halston, Bob Ari, Steven Polito, Wayne Tucker Producer: Andrea Miller, Louise Beard

A down and out stand-up comedian finds refuge at Hotel Bleu, where she meets a charismatic trumpet player half her age and gets her mojo back.

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Hotel Soleil (2015, )

Written by: Rebekah Wilkinson

Hotel Soleil is a short drama about a woman trying to overcome her chronic shyness who becomes a 12 year old cleaner’s only hope of survival when civil war breaks out.

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Human Cannonball (USA | 2013, 7 min)

Directed by: Austin Elston

Hungry (United States | 2015, 22 minutes)

Written by: David Carlone

Cast: Kyle Becker, David Carlone, Nicole Desarno, Brian McCray

A young man tries to win back his materialistic ex-girlfriend from her new rich boyfriend by entering into a burrito eating competition to win prize money to buy her a gift.

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Hybris (Germany | 2016 , 10 min )

Directed by: Goekhan Sayim

I Am Congo (France | 2015, 26 min)

Directed by: David Mboussou

Through a hybrid format at the crossroads of documentary film and cinema, I am Congo aims to awaken
the attention of Congolese and international public on the unique natural and cultural heritage of this country.

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I Am Sorry (Je suis désolé) (France | 2016 , 3 min)

Directed by: Julie Blasenhauer

Because we can decide today for tomorrow and that a simple gesture can change many things...

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Three "hornies" fly from a hood near Paris to Los Angeles, in search of JIMMY, who is slowly wasting away in pursuit of his dreams of glory.

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I Love Museum (Ukraine | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Viktor Bulyga, Stas Lozovskyi


Written by: Viktor Bulyga

Two strangers paths intersect while at a museum and they find themselves transported into the historical time period of the museum hall they're both in.

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If I Had A Piano (I'd Play You The Blues) (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Stephanie Gardner

One couple. Two worlds. Caught between reality and fantasy.

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Immortal Dear
 (United States | 2015, 22 min)

Directed by: Dan Holodak

Five friends who were members of a band called Immortal Dear in college have spent the four years following their graduation apart, when they are all forced to return to their college town after their friend and drummer of the band commits suicide.

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It's A Rockabilly World (United States | 2015, 76 minutes)

Directed by: Brent Huff

Jacqueline (Israel | 2015, 10 min)

Directed by: Tomer Weinberg

Written by: Matan Portnoy

Cast: Alon Leshem, Efrat Arnon, Karin Ben-Ya'akov

Having trouble with his marriage, a drunk driver finds the path to solving his hopeless life via a developing relationship with his personal GPS. 


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Jessica California USA (| 2015 , 16 min )

Directed by: Rafael Moraes

Jewish Blind Date (Blind date à la Juive) (Switzerland | 2015, 16 min)

Directed by: Anaëlle Morf

Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.

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JIBi (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Gregory Chen

A simple-minded dog befriends a bizarre yet kind family after they save him from a crisis caused by deplorable actions of his previous owner.

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JIHAD: A Story of the Others (United Kingdom | 2015, 50 minutes)

Directed by: Deeyah Khan

Just Give It Away (United States, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Mike Ruiz

Katyusha (United Arab Emirates | 2015, 15 min)

Directed by: Karina Kiseleva

A dramatic portrayal of self discovery by Katyusha as her mother passes away, she aims to fix her relationship with her abusive father by taking up his favorite sport: boxing.

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Ken Jacobs (United States | 2015, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Jason Drakeford

This profile on Ken Jacobs explores this central figure in post-war experimental cinema and the American film avant-garde movement of the 1960s and '70s. From his first films of the late 1950s to his recent experiments with digital video, his investigations and innovations have influenced countless artists.

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Kinder: Tinder for Kids (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

Written by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

You wouldn't let your parents pick your nose, so why should they pick your playmate? Finally: Kinder, Tinder for Kids.  

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King's Highway: The Story of Malcolm Fairfield (United States | 2015, 25 min)

Directed by: Boris Tsessarsky

What happens when you realize your long-deceased brother is one of the most famous ghosts in New Jersey?

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Koots (United States | 2015, 13 min)

Directed by: Jake Roseman

An inspirational story detailing the trials and tribulations of a unique young man with an optimistic attitude towards life.

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Leaving (United States | 2015 , 10 min )

Directed by: Debra Markowitz

Left (Main de Gauche) (France | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Lionel Guerrini

A man in the middle of a field conflict with his left hand. She wants to go in one direction and he in another.

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LEGS: A Big Issue in a Small Town (United States | 2015, 76 min)

Directed by: Beatrice Alda, Jennifer Brooke

When a very large and controversial piece of art gets publicly displayed in a small town, opinions start flying and feisty people take legal action.

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Let Me Go (Mexico | 2015 , 10 min )

Directed by: Giuliana Tommasi

Written by: Giuliana Tommasi, Eduardo Rivera

Cast: Montserrat Simó, Juan Carlos Huguenin

Frida and Adrian live their present relationship longing for the past. While he goes through a deep depression phase, she desperately tries to save him, as well as their relationship. Frida encounters herself before situations that will provoke her mixed feelings, taking her to a critical turning point without any chance of going back.

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Life is a Bubble (Japan | 2014, 5 min )

Directed by: Shintaro Yanagida

Even if a season comes, it seems to be short-lived. The Sakura disappears in the rain and returns to soil. And it blooms again in spring.

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Life on Pause (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: James Cudahy

Journey deep into one's psyche as he deals with the fallout of a broken relationship.

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Lift (2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Trisha Zemp

Awoken in the night, a young girl discovers her key to adventure.

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Lil' Benny (United States | 2015, 11 min )

Directed by: Nathan Lee Bush, Che Walker

Written by: Che Walker

Cast: Sarah Ellen Stephens, Jon McCormick. Producer: Sarah Ellen Stephens

Benny is on the run, with a bullet lodged in his arm. He bangs on the door of the one person who hasn’t turned their back on him- his ex-girlfriend Sonia.

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Lion's Den (Dr. Lee) (Canada | 2015, )

Directed by: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Written by: Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi

Cast: Covy Holland, Renee Amber, Andrew Phung, Allan Stickal, North Darling

A short film from the sketch comedy show COWTOWN. Meet the Lion's with thousands of dollars to their names looking to invest in the next big idea.

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Little Pile of Things (France , 26 min)

Directed by: Virginie Balabaud

A 90 year-old lady explains the origin of her perception of possessions and the personal reasons which drive her to amass things, which have taken over her living space.

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Little Red Roses (Pakistan | 2016, 16 min)

Directed by: Asim Abbasi

A celebrity perceived to be living the life of her dreams, has a chance encounter with a young girl who dresses up as a boy to sell flowers on the streets of Karachi.

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Loneliness (Italy | 2015, )

Written by: Vincenzo Stigliano

Lord & Lidl (United Kingdom | 2015, 4 min)

A man heads to his local Lidl supermarket after God unexpectedly shows up at his door asking for a meal. A film entirely inspired by the God-fearing streets of Tottenham, its supermarkets and those who roam their aisles 


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Losers (Karatsi) (Bulgaria | 2015, 96 min)

Directed by: IVAYLO HRISTOV

Written by: IVAYLO HRISTOV

Cast: ELENA TELBIS, OVANES TOROSYAN

Elena, Koko , Patso and Gosho are high school students in a small provincial town. They are inseparable friends that share the belief that they are ''losers''. Koko is in love with Elena. The girl wants to be a singer. She is really excited about the visiting concert of a famous rock band. The event shakes up the whole town giving birth to new love affairs, disappointments and complicated relationships. ..

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Lucas Blalock's Digital Toolkit (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Wesley Miller, Rafael Salazar (RAVA Films), Ava Wiland (RAVA Films)

Cast: Lucas Blalock 


Match (Netherlands | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Fokke Baarssen

In the distant future, lovebirds David and Rachel test their love for each other by using gene cards. They prove to be a match, but eternal love and technology don’t necessarily have to go hand in hand.

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Me, You and an Occurrence of Obsolescence (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Delaney Del Vecchio

A young woman's reaction to the fatal degradation of her relationship.

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Mercury Rising (USA | 2016, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Colm Dillane

Mercury Rising, a claymation video, tells a serialist modern romance about two kids who escape their realities and meet in the stars.

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Mid Ayr - Letting You In (Australia | 2015, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Luke Constable

A puppet has a hard time dealing with a breakup. An exploration of shared spaces.

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Mid the Din (Canada | 2015 , 7 min )

Directed by: Lonnie Nadler

A gloomy descent into the geography of the human mind, Mid the Din is crafted from a partially improvised interview combined with landscape and city footage taken by the filmmaker in Alaska, Israel, New York, and Vancouver.

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Migrant Crossing (Viacrucis Migrante) (Germany | 2015, 62 min)

Directed by: Hauke Lorenz

A documentary about men, women and children fleeing the extremely dangerous conditions in their home countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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Mile End (United Kingdom | 2015, 101 min)

Directed by: Graham Higgins

Written by: Graham Higgins

Cast: Alex Humes, Mark Arnold, Heidi Agerholm Balle, Valmike Rampersad, Mary Jane Lowe

Paul meets John while he's out running. A sinister chain of events arouses his suspicions about his new friend. But by then it's too late - their lives are bound together by a shared fate.

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Minimum Wage (United States | 2015 , 14 min )

Directed by: Joey Ally

Moral Compass (United States | 2015, 15 min)

Directed by: Kylie Garcelon 


A loving wife faces the unthinkable when her husband, suffering with Alzheimer's, falls into a steep mental decline.

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Mr. Bluebird (USA | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Thomas Moore

The Dashboard Hula Girls create a haunting and captivating visuals to accompany the song Mr. Bluebird in a five story castle turned cabinet of curiosities.

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Mr. Sam (United States, )

Written by: John Kontoyannis

Muck (United States | 2015, 37 min)

Directed by: Rob Raffety

Mum Said (Australia | 2015 , 7 min)

Directed by: James Barrow

My Breasts (Seios Meus) (Brazil | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: David Murad

At the final moment, all that remains are our stories.

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My Journey: Nicky the Bull (United States | 2015, 10 min )

Directed by: Ryan Windess

Cast: Nicolas Vitone, Joe Zabry

Follow the journey of a young, New Jersey boxer, Nicky “The Bull” Vitone of Aces Boxing Club. A young amateur boxer aspiring to place his name amongst boxing’s greatest.

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Naked Eye (Olho Nu) (Brazil | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Hugo Moura

A boy fighting for social inclusion.

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Near the Edge (United States | 2014, )

Written by: Carrie Lee

Next To Me (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Marci Badman

Directed by: Brando De Sica

A very possessive father imposes to his son a life devoid of independence.

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Oh, Skinny Legs (United Kingdom | 2015, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Iain Gardner

Oh, Skinny Legs is taken from the new Looper album Offgrid:Offline and takes it's visual cue from the mythology of Sysiphus

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One Man's Trash (United States | 2015, 17 minutes)

Directed by: Kelly Adams

In an East Harlem garage sits the unusual museum: Treasures in the Trash. The museum is the life’s work of Nelson Molina, a 34-year veteran of the New York City Department of Sanitation and a collector of discarded ephemera of interest. The film follows Molina on his route as, with a keen eye and an open mind, he plucks gems from what others have thrown away and assigns new value to them.

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One Smart Fellow (United States | 2015, 44 min)

Directed by: Timothy Busfield and Tommy Lohmann

While on a weekend vacation at a beautiful beach house on the coast of North Carolina a not so smart fellow decides to turn his family's life upside down.

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One Thousand and One Teardrops (United Kingdom | 2014, 17 min)

Directed by: Fateme Ahmadi

Operation Route 66 (United States | 2015, 89 min)

Directed by: Kurt Gerber

Oscar (Mexico | 2015, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Oscar Martínez Heredia, Lorenzo Shapiro

Oscar. 7 years of self-portraits in 3 minutes. With hundreds of drawings it is a psychographic study of the artist. Original music by Oscar Martínez Heredia.

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Paranoid Girls (Chicas Paranoicas) (Spain | 2015, 89 minutes)

PARANOID GIRLS is an intense journey of three models through the superhighway of trends and the mounting pressures of temptations.

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Partners (United States | 2015 , 7 min )

Directed by: Joey Ally

Pay for Me (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Helene Ellford

Written by: Patrick Reidy

NYC Couples and singles alike struggle to maintain their various lifestyles while broke.  


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Peanut and Penelope (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Jalysa Leva

A girl living in a troubled home is swept away by a giant hamster and taken on an adventure she could only dream of.

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People of Nowhere (Israel | 2015 , 2 minutes)

I have heard and read different opinions about the wave of Syrian refugees who try to make their way in to EU. Then I went to Lesvos. 7 Days on the Greek Island gave me a healthier human perspective on the situation. Seeing in my own eyes the people behind the headlines and feeling their deep struggle, broke my heart. Is this the “threat” people talk about?

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People of the Delta (Ethiopia | 2015, 29 min)

Directed by: Joseph Lawrence

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.

The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.

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Perspectives (Perspektiven) (Germany | 2015, )

Directed by: Johannes Kizler

In a post-apocalyptic world a young man fights against fearsome mutants. But thats just his way of seeing things.

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Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
 (Austria | 2015, 20 min)

Directed by: Christoph Rainer

Lisa's heart desires only one thing: a fountain of blood in the shape of a man.

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Point Zero (France | 2014, 18 min)

Directed by: Arthur Cauras

PreFlexia (USA - 2015, 13 minutes)

Directed by: Shawn Leister-Frazier

Written by: Shawn Leister-Frazier

Cast: Smitty Chai - JAKE Alex Neumeier - DILLON Aliaa Schimmary - CROWD MEMBER # 1 Carlton Curtis - MR. JIMSON Carolyn Schaumburg - TRISH Luke Hellyer - OFFICER MILLER Paul Hikari - BILL FROM ACCOUNTING Rebecca Glantz - RONDA PHILLIPS Scott Chism - CROWD MEMBER # 3 Vinh Ngo - CROWD MEMBER # 2

Jake is offered and abuses a mental enhancing drug, 'PreFlexia' by his best friend Dillon. The side-effects cause Jake to reflect on everything.... literally.

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Psychoanalysis (Australia | 2015, 79 min)

Directed by: James Raue

Written by: James Raue

Cast: Benedict Wall, Ryan O'Kane, Michael Whalley, Jennie Lee, James Raue, Alan Flower, Jessica Craig-Piper, Simon London, Joanna Briant

When a psychologist loses five clients to suicide in a one week period he goes on a downward spiral becoming obsessed with the idea that they were murdered by a rival psych.

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Pyne Poynt (United States | 2015, 74 min)

Directed by: Steven Patrick Ercolani, Gabe Dinsmoor

This character driven film follows the life and death of players and coaches on one small, urban oasis where the chances of success aren't good, but where the phrase 'hitting it out of the park' takes on a whole new meaning.

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Queer City (United States | 2015, 84 min)

Directed by: Draper Shreeve

Cast: Producer: Henry Chalfant, Townes Coates, Libby Heimark

QUEER CITY explores the lives of a highly diverse group of LGBTQ New Yorkers in the rapidly-changing city that helped give birth to the modern gay movement. Cutting across lines of generation, ethnicity, community, and orientation, the film weaves together a selection of intimate stories told in the subjects' own words, offering a compelling portrait of queer Americans in a new age of marriage equality and transgender activism. Following both the assimilated and the marginalized, QUEER CITY shares hilarious and heartbreaking stories of people you will never forget.

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Rabbit Blood (2015, 5 min)

Directed by: Yagmur Altan

Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.

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Raise and Remember: A Father's Survival Story (United States | 2015, 21 min)

Directed by: Katie Leary

The film explores what survival means for this Staten Island father whose personal memories are part of U.S. History.

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Reach (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: Ahmed Elmatarawi

Reaching Out, Over & Over (Australia | 2013, 10 min)

Directed by: Margot Politis

Reaching Out, Over & Over is an experiment in illusion, movement, space and time.

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Reinventing the Reel (Canada | 2015, 20 minutes)

Directed by: Michael j Gorlick

"Reinventing the Reel" is a documentary short about contemporary independent film-makers' attempts to change the portrayal of LGBT characters in film.

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Return (Brazil | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Kayhan Ozmen, Vicente Tigre

A mysterious man wanders a mystical world where he encounters his own death and subsequent rebirth.

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Ring Around the Mulberry Bush (United States | 2015, 10 min)

Directed by: Nicholas D'Agostino

A night of sharing old wounds.

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Robinson (Czech Republic | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Simon Koudela

A variation on a familiar theme.

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Directed by: Angelo Orlando

Written by: Angelo Orlando, Isabella Perricone

Cast: Michele Venitucci, Marina Esteve, Fabio Ferri, David Gonzalez, Carla Lladó, Esther Cuspinera

It's a typical day like many others in the life of Bobo Benso. But this time, something breaks the routine: a stranger is installed in home... says his name is Rocco. Bobo slowly discovers has been overrun, excluded, evicted from his own life and is now in no man's land.

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Ruth's (United States | 2015, )

Written by: Chen Drachman

Margo and Dan take their college students kids, Jordan and Lizzy to visit their grandmother, Ruth, at Aurora, Marion County, Oregon for Passover. Later that night after the Seder when most everyone is asleep, Lizzy finds Ruth watching the midnight news where a story about Anne Frank’s death date is revealing that Anne Frank’s death wasn’t when it was believed to be for years. Lizzy then confesses to have known a related secret for years and Ruth is left with some explaining to do.

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S - The Musical Shuttle (2015, 40 min)

Directed by: Alina Abouelenin, Benjamin Bergmann

"S" captures the story of New York City's most lucrative subway for buskers, the S train.

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Save Me (Salvame) (Dominican Republic | 2016 , 94 min)

Directed by: Víctor Grullón

Cast: Rene Castillo, Hemky Madera, Enrique Enrique Cualey

Clemente, a young taxi driver, decides to transport a strange bag which puts him and his loved ones into danger and drives him to do things he never wanted. "Sálvame" is based on social issues that many ignore, but are happening on daily bases.

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Scaredy Bat
 (United States | 2015, 5 min)

Directed by: Greg Perkins

Written by: Greg Perkins

Cast: Greg Perkins

A tired frog is trying to sleep, but keeps being woken up by a crying bat who is scared of the dark.

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Scratch - A Hip-Opera (Canada | 2015, 93 min )

Directed by: Sébastien Godron

Cast: Christian Paul, Dominique Lague, Elzensky Gauthier, Fayolle Jean, Fayolle Jr Jean, Lovhard Dorvilliers, Marie-Aimee Cadet, Maryeva Metellus, Raphael Joseph Lafond

SCRATCH is a musical drama that follows Angelot, a young Haitian immigrant who, along with his parents and brother Frantz, arrives in Montreal during the ’90s. Frantz quickly got involved in gang-related crime while the father, Saurel, diligently drove a taxi and lived a life of dignity. Years later, Angelot is now the proud leader of the hip hop act Lights and Shadows. He’s taken over his brother’s enterprise while Frantz is in jail, using the illicit gains to finance the recording of their first studio album. One night, following a concert and what initially looks like a random barroom altercation, Angelot falls into a deep coma, during which occurs a flashback through time, detailing the roots of his derailment.

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See No Evil (Netherlands | 2014, 72 minutes)

SEE NO EVIL portrays the daily life of three famous elderly apes who spend their days in retirement homes; a movie-star, a scientist and a crippled. We have watched and taught them for many years, as they have watched us.

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SHALLOW WATERS: The Public Death of Raymond Zack (United States | 2015, 34 min)

Directed by: Jaime Longhi

Memorial Day, San Francisco Bay. A fully dressed man walks into the cold shallow waters off a public beach, and waits as the tide rises.

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Silent Disco (United States | 2015 , 4 min)

Directed by: John Haptas, Kris Samuelson, and Amy Seiwert

Silent Disco interprets an experience of isolated yet intertwined dancing to disparate music tracks on headphones.

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Silhouette Secrets (United Kingdom | 2015 , 65 min )

Directed by: Andi Reiss

Silhouette Secrets is a documentary in which a modern-day silhouette artist takes a journey back in time to explore the history of his shadowy art, asking the question “Where did it come from?”

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Simon (United States | 2015, 12 min)

Directed by: Camille de Galbert

A man prepares for his final entry onto the grand stage, only to be confronted by his inner self.

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Snow Falls in Brooklyn (United States, 3 min)

A heavy snowfall covers Brooklyn with a soft white blanket, turning the busy streets into a dazzling winter wonderland.

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Social Media Duel (United States | 2015, 2 minutes)

Directed by: Brendan Kelly

Written by: Brendan Kelly

Cast: Brendan Kelly - Gavin Ryan Pemberton - PHIL Scott Bowcher - Referee

When a gentleman has wronged or has been wronged, it is prudent to challenge and accept a duel to the social media death. Gavin and Phil find themselves in such a situation.

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Sojourn (Ireland | 2015, 41 min)

Directed by: Paddy Slattery

Aedh finds a new muse. Her name is Aislinn; a beautiful, playful and mischievous distraction from mundanity.

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Solar-Lunar Suite for Four Seasons (United States | 2015, 10 min)

Directed by: Tina Seligman

“Solar-Lunar Suite for Four Seasons” began with a study of sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset, and tidal patterns for each season of 2010.

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Solo Buildings (2016 , )

Directed by: Lunnara Luza Arraes

In every adult, there is a child waiting to be awaken.

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Solo Finale (Germany | 2015, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Ingo Putze

Solo Finale is a story of a relationship gone awry. Depicted through poetic, surreal pictures, where the physics of the world we know do not always apply, it is an allegory of the polarity of love.

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Someday You'll Be My Wife (United States | 2015, 9 min)

Directed by: Risa Pappas

Written by: Risa Pappas, Adam Carelli, Jay Gogel, Joe Stracquatanio, Kurt Althoff, Rory Burns

Cast: Adam Carelli, Jay Gogel, Joe Stracquatanio, Kurt Althoff, Rory Burns, Regina Stargazer, "Jeremy" Jeremy, Jenny Bergman, Peter Costa, James Huryk, Michael Mazza, Thomas Montano, Michael Anthopulos, Tiffany Loney, Michelle Legrand, Anthony Ordile, Michael Hoyt

A nonstop, nine minute joyride through the insane minds of Tigerman, New Jersey's silliest and spookiest jam band.

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Spiral Labyrinth (Laberinto en Espiral) (Mexico | 2015, 27 min )

Directed by: Cecilia Pego

An artist experiences a creative crisis that impedes him to paint or communicate with the outside world.

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Spiritchaser (United Kingdom | 2015, 15 minutes)

Spiritchaser follows a girl's journey of discovery, as she is led by whimsical supernatural beings through a series of fantastical Burmese encounters to unravel the essence of her identity. Fused with gentle narratives with fantastical dreamscapes she finds herself amongst the pagodas, old libraries, buddhist monks and spirit dancers, on a journey over the plains of mythical Bagan, surrounded by buddhas, golden lions and mystical eggs. A unique approach to art direction and filmmaking, fusing photography, hand drawn illustration and digital media to create a visual narrative, distinctive in its story telling and compelling in its atmosphere.

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Stations (United States | 2015, 10 min)

Directed by: Jane Terry

A transistor radio serves as a conduit for messages from beyond the grave. A kaleidoscope of recycled memories ensues.

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Still Lifes (United States | 2015, 44 min)

Directed by: Jac Rubenstein

Through a montage of images of commonplace spaces and a fugue of indistinct voices, natural sounds and music, Still Lifes looks at empty places where people once lived, laughed, and worked, that play out like dim memories, as though the places themselves have the memories.

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Susie Q (United States | 2015 , 73 min)

Directed by: Vilan Trub

Cast: Antonio Robles, Ausar English, Olga Elliot

In Forest Hills, Queens two loser brothers spend their days hatching poorly-thought-out schemes to rob a neighborhood bad girl in order to pay off a debt to a local bully. They simultaneously date her and quickly begin to fight for her attention all while refusing to get real jobs.

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Syncretic Noise (United States | 2015, 5 min)

Directed by: Stephen Bullen

A man dances secluded from a city at battle with itself.

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Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam (United States | 2014, 7 min)

Directed by: Boqing Tang

Three little mice struggle to get through the entrance exam of a Taoism martial art school.

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Take the High Line (United States | 2015 , 5 min)

Directed by: Peter Meng

The viewer is taken for a surreal ride on the High Line in Manhattan. It loosely incorporates elements of Alice in Wonderland, beginning with chasing a rabbit and ending with Alice transforming into a born again flower child.

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Tarot-Reading (Germany | 2015 , 6 min)

Directed by: Aneta Panek

A walk of a little girl through a creaky corridor in an old apartment, opening different doors and encountering strange characters and scenes behind each door.

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That Called Love (Eso Que Llaman Amor) (Argentina | 2015, 97 min)

"That called love" is a comedy-drama that deals with human relations and the big disasters that may occur in the name of love.

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The Art of Gesture (France | 2015 , 16 min)

Directed by: Radkine Ivan

Written by: Radkine Ivan

Cast: stephane debac, jean yves, philippe rigot

In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

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The Bench Project: Heavy Metal (United States | 2015, 10 min)

Directed by: J.X. Carrera

Written by: J.X. Carrera

Cast: Leon Morgan and Evan Johnson, Produced by Steven Bidwell

Interrupted during his workout, an emotional bodybuilder launches a vicious tirade against his lover. Words are exchanged and egos hurt as the fear of taking the next step together seizes the couple.

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The Brainwashing of My Dad (United States | 2015, 90 min)

Directed by: Jen Senko

A filmmaker examines the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her father, whose immersion in it radicalized him and rocked the foundation of their family.

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The Dynamic Double Standard (United States | 2015, 5 min)

Zoey, a twenty something woman with superhuman strength, is startled when world famous crime fighter Midnight Hawk (MH) emerges from the shadows and asks her to be his sidekick. Zoey immediately agrees but her first night as a superhero is nearly ruined when MH assigns her a sexy and impractical uniform.

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The Empty Street (United States | 2015 , 10 min )

Directed by: Snorri Sturluson

Written by: Kohl Sudduth

Cast: Kohl Sudduth, Babs Olusanmokun, Meredith Howard Producers: Snorri Sturluson, Kohl Sudduth, Dave Shelley

One fateful day Aden wakes up not knowing if his relationship with Maddie is still alive. In the end bigger questions surface in this drama about love and loss.

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The Farewell (Spain | 2013, 6 min)

Cast: Producer Kenneth Maclean

This is a live video recording of nine Original light classical songs recorded in Spain by the Vitoria Gasteiz Orchestra.

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The Fire Ceremony II: Metamorphosis (Canada | 2015, 8 min)

Directed by: Lisa MacLean

The Fire Ceremony II: Metamorphosis represents an unfolding metamorphosis of elements that are transmuted through fire and water, from ancient ruins to an unknown future.

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The Friend (L'amico
) (Italy | 2015 , 62 min)

Two elderly ex homeless friends decide to stage "Waiting for Godot" to become rich. They start looking for the actors and stage props, they find a theatre where they can rehearse and they start rehearsing. They won't succeed in their enterprise because of an accident. The film is set in Venice, Italy.

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The Ghost in Your Library (United States | 2015, 102 min)

Directed by: Thom Woodley, Julie Ann Emery

Written by: Thom Woodley

Cast: Thom Woodley, Vanessa Reseland

Albert (Thom Woodley) and Lisa (Vanessa Reseland) are two old friends from high school drama club. He lives in New York and writes video games, while Lisa has found herself in an entirely different reality. A chance meeting in Times Square leads them to spending a few hours of the afternoon together before she heads back to her real life. But during their walk downtown towards her car, both take the opportunity to reveal long-pent-up secrets they've hidden from the other. By the time they reach the end of Manhattan, neither of their lives will be the same.

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The Inventor of the Wheel (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Jorja Hudson

Ricky Wheeler worries he'll never think of any new inventions after his one hit wonder, the wheel itself.

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Written by: Jimmy Kelly

The Keys (Switzerland | 2015, 9 minutes)

The Last 200 Feet (United States | 2015, 3 min)

Directed by: George Jenne

The Last Storm (United States | 2014, 4 min)

Directed by: Jeanne Wilkinson

The Leaf (La Hoja) (Spain, 7 min)

Directed by: Alex Barrera

The leaf is essentially a small part of a whole, like human existence in the cosmos.

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The Lost Johnny (United States | 2016 , 2 min)

Two best friends, one alive and the other dead, are brought back together.

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The Luncheon on the Grass (South Korea | 2016, 34 min)

Directed by: Hyunyong Park

Four novice kidnappers hired a pro to dispose of a boy who is lying dead in the bloodstained living room of an apartment. As they clean up the scene with the guidance of the pro, the kidnappers say that the hostage killed himself, each one relating how they couldn't help committing the crime. As they reassure one another that it wasn't their fault, they have a phone call ringing.

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The Passing of Time (Le Passage du Temps) (United States | 2015, 8 min)

Directed by: Jen Guy Metcalf

A young woman and young man meet during the early morning on the beach.

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The Ripper (Austria | 2015 , 5 minutes)

Directed by: Thomas Binder, Daniel Hackmair

Written by: Daniel Hackmair

Cast: Hackmonocut, Ella

Song taken from the 2nd album "The Sum Of My Parts". The Ripper (gimme back my love) is a dark song about schizophrenia, unrequited love, and murder.

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The River Man (Netherlands | 2015, 17 minutes)

Connie Corcoran is one of Ireland’s great fishing guides. But, if the salmon stocks continue to decline at their current rate, he may be one of its last. He has dedicated his life to the mighty Blackwater river and, over the years, its currents have shaped him. The River Man is a portrait of Connie and the Blackwater. It is a love story between a man and his environment.

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Directed by: Jean-Charles Massera

One day, in a middle of a lake, a young woman who is going boating starts to think about the representation of women in general and in the arts and culture in particular...

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The Saver (Canada | 2015, 88 min )

Directed by: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Written by: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Cast: Imajyn Cardinal, Pascale Bussières, Brandon Oakes, Hamidou Savadogo, Paul Spence, Alexandre Landry, Michelle Thrush & Monia Chokri

THE SAVER tells the story of Fern, a teenaged girl who finds herself orphaned in the middle of a harsh Montreal winter. Determined to avoid her mother’s tragic fate, Fern sets out to build a new life for herself. When Youth Protection comes looking, she bolts. At one of her mother’s cleaning jobs, she finds the book 50 Ways to become a Millionaire. ‘All you need to do is save,’ it promises. Fern decides to do just that, replacing her grief with the quest to become a millionaire. 


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The Silence (Canada | 2015, 14 minutes)

Directed by: Cleo Tellier

Ann, Leslie, Isabelle and Jerome were four out of the two million children who live in foster care all around the world. Before their life in foster care, they were forgotten, abused, unseen and unloved. Today, they decide to break the silence surrounding child abuse, and share their story to the world in a heartbreaking way.

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The Soul of Vinyl; Abbey Road Side 2 (United States | 2015, 7 min)

Directed by: Jim Lively

The exploration of the premise that an original vinyl album does indeed possess a soul.

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The TokeBuddy (United States | 2014 , 3 min)

Directed by: Miles Dahl, Brian Smight

Written by: Brian Smight, Miles Dahl

In the days of yore, staying blazed all day was a fool's errand. But no more! Introducing the TokeBuddy!

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The Tomb (Mexico | 2015, 27 min )

Directed by: Maru Moron Iglesias

Based on a true story, The Tomb tells the story of Ricardo, Luis and Mateo, 3 student leaders imprisoned for political reasons in Venezuela.

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The Trivialist (Australia | 2015, 71 min)

Directed by: Ronen Becker

A dropout and a misfit, Neven Solian is also blessed with a photographic memory. His gift makes him a
trivia champion, but as he searches for a sense of belonging, Neven’s obsessive streak drives him
further into isolation.
The Trivialist is a character study that holds an uncomfortably bright light to a remarkable, remarkably
flawed, mind.

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The Turkish Wrestler (United States | 2015, 5 min )

Directed by: Richard Phibbs

Turkish Oil Wrestling began as military training for soldiers of the Ottoman Empire. Today it is Turkey’s national sport, drawing boys and men of all ages to the annual competition in Erdine. The Turkish wrestler is everyman. His story is brutal and engaging, sensitive and raw, a timeless and uplifting testimony to human aspiration.

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The Universe of Scotch and Haagen-Dazs (United States | 2015, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Jonathan Todd Ross

When Dan Levy goes to get his snoring, pregnant wife a glass of water, he meets an alternate version of himself who has an offer this Dan might not be able to refuse.

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Directed by: Diego Fiori, Olga Pohankova

According to medieval philosophers, being in a subject is an insubstantial way of being that does not exist in itself, this one is in something else. In this short film, the nature of the images is questioned, particularly the one of the reflected corpses in the mirror.

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Time (United States | 2015, 1 min)

Directed by: Floria Sigismondi

A stunning visual exploration of the transcendental nature of time and its idyllic constructs.

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Time Zone Inn (Italy | 2015 , 73 min )

Directed by: Andrea Di Iorio

Written by: Andrea Di Iorio

Cast: Marco Cassini, Lucrezia Guidone, Giovanni Anzaldo, Giulia Rupi, Elena Arvigo, Paolo Perinelli

There is a B&B where every room is a city of the world. You can choose the room-city you want to go to and you'll live in its time zone. It's a training course for long distance relationships.

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Tom (Israel | 2015 , 3 min)

Directed by: Dikla Sachs

Traceroute (2016, 120 min)

Directed by: Johannes Grenzfurthner

'A Personal Journey Into The Uncharted Depths Of Nerd Culture, A Realm Full Of Dangers, Creatures And More Or Less Precarious Working Conditions.'

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Trivia Night (United States | 2015 , 87 min)

Directed by: Robert Gregson

Written by: Addison Anderson, Michael Molina, and Colin Drummond

Cast: Addison Anderson, Colin Drummond, Michael Molina

TRIVIA NIGHT is a dark comedy set in the gritty underbelly of New York’s trivia-nerd subculture, exploring themes of friendship, betrayal, perseverance, and the ethics of performance-enhancing brain stimulators. It is the story of Scott Nadler, whose destiny and ambition are both literally trivial.

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Ultimate Satiation (USA | 2016 , 10 min )

Directed by: Christine Edwards

A woman enlists the help of an alien service to satisfy her darkest desire.

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Unfinished Business (United States | 2015 , 9 min)

Directed by: Yudelka Heyer and Victor Diaz

Written by: Gabrielle Sarrubbo, Matthew Stannah and Yudelka Heyer

Cast: Gabrielle Sarrubbo, Matthew Stannah and Yudelka Heyer

Tensions are high at the burial of the Charandelli family patriarch. Deep Scars, injustices, and accusations fly until dead silence for the moment they’ve been anticipating the reading of his will.

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UnSlut: A Documentary Film (United States | 2015, 38 min)

Directed by: Emily Lindin

Urutau (Brazil | 2015 , 70 min)

Directed by: Bernardo Cancella Nabuco

Written by: Bernardo Cancella Nabuco, Leandro Bacellar

Cast: Nicolas Sambraz as “Fernando” / Gerson Delliano as “Josias"

Fernando, a young lonely teenager, lives in a small house with Josias, the man who has sexually abused him since childhood. One morning, Josias suffers a heart attack and dies. Stunned, Fernando does not know how to react in view of his unexpected freedom. Exposing the complexity of human behavior in extreme situations, the film aims to discuss pedophilia issues.  

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Utopic Dystopia (United Kingdom | 2015 , 11 min )

Directed by: Teodora Berglund

Written by: Teodora Berglund & Vanessa Ford

Cast: Producer: Vanessa Ford

Valse Triste (United States | 2016, )

Directed by: Tim Whalen

Waiting (United States | 2015, 77 min)

Directed by: Cristian Piazza

Cast: Floriano Pagliara, Paolo Buffagni, Paolo Inferrera Voice Over by John Turturro

Three Italian Immigrants aim for a second chance in life in New York City.

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Wake Up (United States | 2014, 8 min)

Directed by: Erin Babbin, Michael Sullivan

Walls (USA | 2016, 6 min)

Directed by: Min Reid

Cast: Lead Singer / Song Writer: JR Richards Producer: Min Reid Director of Photography: Marco Schott Music: JR Richards Warehouse Production Manager: Joni DeLuccio Warehouse Production Assistant: Heather Noel Aldridge

Inspired by the loss of his father, JR Richards (original frontman Singer / Songwriter for the #1 American Alternative Rock band ‘Dishwalla’) wrote WALLS drawing from life’s lessons and memories of conversations with his dad.

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Wandering Eye (United States | 2016 , 1 min)

Directed by: Edwin Chavez

Web 2.0 (United States | 2014 , 7 min)

Directed by: Payson R. Stevens

A meditation, in three parts, on digital technology using symbolist imagery.

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Wednesday Blues (BLAUE STUNDE SEHNSUCHT) (Germany | 2015, 19 minutes)

Directed by: Sophia Bösch

Written by: Sophia Bösch

Of pride, prejudice and aqua gymnastics. Six elderly ladies at their weekly aqua gym class, trainer Andy being a highlight in the retirement home's monotony. But this time during their favorite song, an incident occurs that gets everyone off beat and into distress.

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West Lake Dream (United States | 2015, 1 min)

Directed by: Wenwen Hou

A little girl gets inspiration for her painting when she dreams about her goldfish.

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We’ll See If We Drown (France | 2015 , 20 min)

Directed by: Becker Hugo

Cast: Balsan Constantin, Baslet Antoine, Nisse Pierre, Sidney Fanny, Soualem Zinedine, Ugeux Jean Benoit, Van Den Plaas Margaux, Zanasni Elyas

Mickey, Voltaire, and K.O are twenty-five. Mickey works at the butcher's shop. Voltaire's a con man in training. K.O fancies himself a boxer. All three have decided to stop eating pasta and skip town. But that's where things get complicated: when you want something, you got to go get it.

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When Thoughts Stick To Your Mind (United States | 2014, 6 min)

Directed by: Fella Cederbaum

Written by: Fella Cederbaum

Cast: Original Music by Fella Cederbaum

MahnoDahno, a fictional character ponders the trials and tribulations of the human experience and explores the complexity of thoughts, feelings and their consequences, while traversing a dreamlike sky.

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Where Flowers Once Grew (United States | 2015, 4 min)

Directed by: Gabrielle Ray

Where Flowers Once Grew follows Edith, an old woman living alone in the plains of Texas. When it becomes clear that her life holds no more meaning for her, she must make a monumental choice: to stay in her stagnant source of comfort, or leave into uncertainty.

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Where You Go (United States | 2016 , 20 min )

Directed by: Paul Urcioli

Written by: DeWanda Wise

Cast: Lauren Hines, Frank De Julio, Frank Harts, Eboni Hogan, Producer: Lauren Hines Gill, DP/Cinematographer: Ben Stamper

A day in the life of a man with Parkinson's Disease and his pregnant wife. When they made their vows, neither could predict just how soon 'worse' would come. Where You Go is a film about dealing with the hand you're dealt, and our subsequent coping mechanisms. It's about the nature of relationship when life does not present us with the rosy future we envision when we say, 'I do.'

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White Island (South Korea | 2016, 5 min)

Directed by: Doorim Kim

A man dreaming of the open sea and blue sky.

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White Mushroom, Black Earth (China | 2015, 11 min)

Directed by: Mengxi Rao

Cast: produced at Temple University

Asuka is coming back to New York and Nate is going to make her mushroom soup. Where to find the best mushroom in New York City?

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Why? (Canada | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Sonia Suvagau

Cast: Composer: Sebastian Hugeneck Poetry/Performer: Joachim Waibel

"WHY?” is a thought provoking short film created collaboratively by In the Trench Productions as a co-venture between an artist, poet, filmmaker and composer who each share a compelling interrogative response to our inherited history.

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Wife, Interrupted (Norway | 2015, 10 min )

Directed by: Severin Roald

The story of an elderly woman's daring attempts to win back her husband's sexual attention.

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WOMEN ARE THE ANSWER (Australia | 2015, 91 minutes)

Directed by: FIONA COCHRANE

Written by: FIONA COCHRANE

Population growth has been left out of the climate debate because it is seen as controversial, yet it is one of the most important factors. The global population has passed the 7 billion mark and India is overtaking China as the most populous nation in the world, but one state in southern India has found the solution.

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Wrath (Spain | 2015, 95 min)

Directed by: Jota Aronak

Written by: Jota Aronak

Cast: Urko Olazabal, Nacho Marraco,

IKER VELEZ is a journalist filming his 1st documentary when he meets CESAR MAYO, witness of the absolution of the murderer of his son. Cesar proposes that Iker film the preparation and execution of a revenge killing. Iker accepts with the goal of filming the preparation, but of stopping the crime before it actually takes place.

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Wren: Alive (Australia | 2015, 5 min)

Directed by: Clare Conway

Through dance, the two main characters, and like a domino effect, the onlookers, begin to come alive and are "taken to another place."

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You Try Living Here (United States | 2015 , 14 min )

Directed by: Karen Dee Carpenter

Written by: Karen Dee Carpenter

Cast: Rachel: Lucia Brizzi Terry: Chic Daniel Amy: Calida Jones Producer: Randy Kulina Director of Photography: Johanna Coelho

Zodiac Run (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Gabriel Silva

A small mouse races against eleven other, much bigger, animals in this musical adventure.

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2016 Winners

Best Director

Joey Lawrence, People of the Delta

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

$1,000 cash prize, provided by Cieri Media

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

People of the Delta (Ethiopia | 2015, 29 min)

Directed by: Joseph Lawrence

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.

The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.

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Best Cinematography

Sean Stiegemeir, People of the Delta

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

People of the Delta (Ethiopia | 2015, 29 min)

Directed by: Joseph Lawrence

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.

The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.

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Best Short Screenplay

MR. SAM, by John "Zeus" Kontoyannis

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Final Draft 9 digital screenwriting software (250.00 USD value)

$1,000 cash prize, provided by Cieri Media

Script listings on InkTip

Mr. Sam (United States, )

Written by: John Kontoyannis

Best Narrative Feature

Mile End, by Graham Higgins

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Mile End (United Kingdom | 2015, 101 min)

Directed by: Graham Higgins

Written by: Graham Higgins

Cast: Alex Humes, Mark Arnold, Heidi Agerholm Balle, Valmike Rampersad, Mary Jane Lowe

Paul meets John while he's out running. A sinister chain of events arouses his suspicions about his new friend. But by then it's too late - their lives are bound together by a shared fate.

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Best Documentary

Waiting, by Cristian Piazza

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Waiting (United States | 2015, 77 min)

Directed by: Cristian Piazza

Cast: Floriano Pagliara, Paolo Buffagni, Paolo Inferrera Voice Over by John Turturro

Three Italian Immigrants aim for a second chance in life in New York City.

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Best Animation

Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam, by Boqung Tang

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Taichi Mice: Entrance Exam (United States | 2014, 7 min)

Directed by: Boqing Tang

Three little mice struggle to get through the entrance exam of a Taoism martial art school.

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Best Short Documetnary

Jihad: A Story of the Others, by Deeyah Khan

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

JIHAD: A Story of the Others (United Kingdom | 2015, 50 minutes)

Directed by: Deeyah Khan

Best Short Film

People of the Delta, by Joey Lawrence

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

People of the Delta (Ethiopia | 2015, 29 min)

Directed by: Joseph Lawrence

For centuries, Ethiopia’s Lower Omo Valley has been a crossroads for many distinct tribes. During times of drought, natural resources become scarce, escalating clashes between groups. In an ever-changing landscape, young men and women come of age in an unfamiliar time.

The story is narrated from two unique perspectives. Uri- a young boy from the Hamar tribe who becomes a man during his rite of passage ceremony, and Segelgwo- an elder chief of the Daasanach, who reflects on his community’s uncertain future.

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Best Super Short Film

Hello Charles, by Hamish Grieve

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Hello Charles (United States | 2015, 6 min)

Directed by: Hamish Grieve

30 year old George gets a visit from his imaginary childhood friend Charles at the lowest point in his life.

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Best Music Video

Human Cannonball, by Austin Elston

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Human Cannonball (USA | 2013, 7 min)

Directed by: Austin Elston

Best Actor

Esteban, from Denis and the Zombies

Won a Unlimited Annual Subscription for full access to iActing Studios online classes (799.00 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Denis and the Zombies (Denis et les Zombies) (France | 2015, 23 min)

Directed by: Vital Philippot

Mathias and his pals go to his grandmother's old house to shoot Mathias' first shortfilm. But in the very first day of shooting, Denis, Mathias' childhood friend, join them.

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Best Actress

Jen Tullock, from Partners

Won a Unlimited Annual Subscription for full access to iActing Studios online classes (799.00 USD value)

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Partners (United States | 2015 , 7 min )

Directed by: Joey Ally

Best Art/Experimental Film

Time, by Floria Sigismondi

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Time (United States | 2015, 1 min)

Directed by: Floria Sigismondi

A stunning visual exploration of the transcendental nature of time and its idyllic constructs.

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Best Short Comedy Sketch

Kinder: Tinder for Kids, by: Jeff Ayars

Won Sony Vegas Pro 13 (599.95 USD value)

Free online class of choice on GetFilming.com

Kinder: Tinder for Kids (United States | 2015, 2 min)

Directed by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

Written by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

You wouldn't let your parents pick your nose, so why should they pick your playmate? Finally: Kinder, Tinder for Kids.  

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2016 Interviews

Antonio, Dashing Antonio (Antonio, Lindo Antonio)

Directed by: Ana Maria Gomes

Araf

Directed by: Anne Murray

Celling Your Soul

Directed by: Joni Siani

Guao

Directed by: Eduardo Velázquez

Written by: Eduardo Velázquez

Cast: Lia Briones, Matias Pellegrini, Eduardo Velázquez

Kinder: Tinder For Kids

Directed by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

Written by: Jeff Ayars, Dan Rosen

King's Highway: The Story of Malcolm Fairfield

Directed by: Boris Tsessarsky

Lil' Benny

Directed by: Nathan Lee Bush, Che Walker

Written by: Che Walker

Cast: Sarah Ellen Stephens, Jon McCormick. Producer: Sarah Ellen Stephens

Moral Compass

Directed by: Kylie Garcelon 


Ruth's

Written by: Chen Drachman

Ruth's by Chen Drachman

Written by: Chen Drachman

Take The High Line

Directed by: Peter Meng

The Joans' Killer

Written by: Jimmy Kelly

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