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The Sleeping Field

Suspense/Thriller / United Kingdom / 3 min.

A trailer to a feature film, which does not exist. Or does it...

Director: Sam Hurlock, Joe Beverley, That Jam
Producer: Anna Peftieva, Matt Hopper
Writer: Anna Peftieva
Cast: Lary Muller, Sam Harman

Comedy / USA / 16 min.

When lonely, homebody Jane dog sits for her high-strung boss, things go awry, and Jane's orderly life is upended in ways she could never have imagined.

Director: Stephane Dumonceau
Producer: Stephane Dumonceau, Robert Fernandez
Writer: Jesse Wann
Cast: Heather Lind, Aimee Mullins, Becky Ann

Drama / USA / 17 min.

"Marisol" is inspired by the true story of a little girl from East LA who dreams of the perfect Quinceañera dress until her life takes a drastic turn after an incident of domestic violence.

Director: Juan Escobedo
Producer: Alejandro Patino, Javier Ortiz, Juan Escobedo
Writer: Javier Ortiz, Juan Escobedo
Cast: Siennah Ortiz, Romualdo Martinez Jr., Alejandro Patino, Toni Torres

Drama / USA / 20 min.

Early 1800's: Isadora, an Indigenous Californian (Gabrielino/Tongva) woman, faces a battle to survive after being emancipated from the abusive Los Angeles mission where she was raised. She's helped by Domingo, a Franciscan friar, on the journey to bring her to a Native village where she can finally be safe.

Director: Douglas Cushnie
Producer: Shanshan Sun
Writer: Douglas Cushnie
Cast: Nitzia Chama, Andoni Gracia
Big Fish

Animation / South Korea / 8 min.

Stormy Sea, mother Yona is on a small boat looking for the 'Big fish' that swallowed her daughter, Mika.

Director: Jaebeom Park, Jeongseok Kim
Producer: Seokyoung Jeong, Takhoon Kim
Writer: Jaebeom Park

Comedy / USA / 21 min.

After accidentally freezing the family dog to death, Oscar attempts to make good with his soon-to-be stepson by driving the family pet's ashes across the country.

Director: Grant Moore
Producer: Peter Henckel
Writer: Grant Moore
Cast: Nat Topping, Zakary Risinger, Eva Augustina Sinotte

Comedy / USA / 13 min.

A young couple who met online has their first in-person date only to discover they've both been catfished.

Director: Jasmine Chiong
Producer: Nathalie Simone Touboul, Emily Calhoun
Writer: Nathalie Simone Touboul
Cast: Shiori Ideta, Quinn Armstrong, Lainnie Felan
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