From out of nowhere, the most beautiful girl in
the world sits at the table across from me at the
library. Is this a stroke of good luck or bad? Her
smile paralyzes me. I can't talk to her because I
don't know her, but I can't get to know her
because I won't talk to her.
Nadine, the first collaboration between filmmaker
Patrick Peris and the National Film Board of
Canada, is an ambitious work that blends live
action footage with various animation techniques.
Director: Patrick Peris
Producer: Marc Bertrand
Writer: Sylvain Charbonneau, Patrick Pèris
Drama / USA / 6 min.
Fighting to find the good in the bad, the color in her graying
life, a little girl turns her hospital room into her private
Cast: Kimberly Cashner, Piercey Dalton, David Austin Veal
Drama / USA / 11 min.
When a 9 year old girl's parents divorce and scuttle her
chances to compete in the dance championship finals, she
forms a life changing connection with an elderly neighbor
and in the process ends up changing both of their lives.
Director: Ada Gorn
Producer: Jacqui Biery
Writer: Ada Gorn
Cast: Levi Jung Ruivivar, Carole Balkan, Yvonne Jung
Family / USA / 13 min.
9-year-old Ethan (Taeho K) has trouble making friends at school. After NASA discovers JA-9, a distant planet that could potentially harbor life, Ethan finds an old radio and makes contact with a girl who calls herself JA-9. As their friendship deepens, Ethan begins to question his life on Earth.
Director: Kevin Wu
Producer: Angela Liu
Writer: Kevin Wu
Cast: Taeho K., Kaitlyn McCormick
Family / USA / 15 min.
A young test pilot finds himself in a mysterious desert region out of
contact with his airbase and with little hope of survival. But
childhood memories of his grandfather may provide the key to his
Director: Michael Fallavollita
Producer: Michael Fallavollita
Writer: Michael Fallavollita
Cast: John Schuck, Kevin DeSimone
Frolic 'N Mae
Family / USA / 12 min.
Outcast from her cousin's party, 10-year-old Mae creates
Frolic from ink and cardboard, then Frolic creates mayhem.
Director: Danny Madden
Producer: Matt Miller, Ben Wiessner
Writer: Danny Madden
Cast: Carmina Garary, Christian Isaiah, Dylan Conrique
Family / USA / 15 min.
When the three-time champion of the Pinewood Derby is challenged
by his best friend, the champion breaks his moral code to keep his