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Family / USA / 10 min.

Scarlett-Angelina is a little girl who knows how to take care of herself, much to the dismay of the small-time crook who kidnaps her.

Director: Lorette Bayle
Producer: Nic Emiliani, Stephanie Nilles
Writer: Jackie Ogburn
Cast: Madison Calderon, Leif Gantvoort, Anthony Jensen

Commercial / USA / 4 min.

A young girl chases her dreams, close to her heart and far away.

Director: Lauren Hoekstra, Doug Turner
Producer: Lauren Hoekstra, Doug Turner
Writer: Lauren Hoekstra
Cast: Sarah Hoffmeister, Adora Bricher

Animation / Canada / 4 min.

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 playground.

Director: Nina Borghi
Producer: Nina Borghi, Chandler Kravitz
Writer: Nina Borghi
Cast: Kimberly Cashner, Piercey Dalton, David Austin Veal
Girl Power

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
Due North

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 ultimate destiny.

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
The Derby

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 title.

Director: Cosmo Carlson
Producer: Cosmo Carlson, Greg Loftus
Writer: Cosmo Carlson
Cast: Marco Porras, Simon MacLean, Zeph
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