Dream Of Aces
USA / Drama / 21 minutes
Director/Producer: Emir Kumova
Writer: Norberto Jansenson, Emir Kumova
Cast: Norberto Jansenson, Carolina Vargas
Based on a true story; A successful illusionist and his connection to an impossible and a sentimental card trick that will unravel the meaning of real magic in people's daily lives.
USA / Drama / 26 minutes
Director/Writer: Cole Bacani
Producer: Norrie Palmer, Lily Norris
Cast: Ryan Gatus, Sari Arambulo
As the summer after high school graduation winds down, Gabe's cousins have one last chance to tie him down in Illinois, forcing Gabe to decide what’s more important: his family or his future?
USA / Drama / 12 minutes
Director: Moses Lawi
Writer: Moses Lawi, Halla Nelson
Producer: Bethany Henthorne, Faith Rolon
Cast: Ian Harris, Raushad Williams
A young boy (Mercy) lives in a poor neighborhood with his ill mom who can not afford the medical attention she needs. Mercy comes up with a creative way to raise money for his mom.
USA / Drama / 20 minutes
Director/Writer: Kevin W. Koehler
Producer: Jonathan Craven, Jeff Kopchia
Cast: Emily Goss
After leaving her religious order, a young nun moves into a seedy residential hotel on the edge of LA’s skid row. While waiting for a mysterious visitor to arrive, her life unravels, and she begins to wonder if she’s made a huge and irreparable mistake.
Hello From Taiwan
USA / Drama / 16 minutes
Director/Writer: Tiffany Frances
Producer: Marina Viscun, Guo Guo Jiayi
Cast: Brandilyn Cheah, Janet Hsieh
After a year of separation, a young Taiwanese American girl and her mom struggle to reconnect with her dad and two older sisters across familial and cultural divides.
I Am Normal
USA / Drama / 20 minutes
Director: Olia Oparina
Writer: Anya Bay
Producer: Anya Bay, Olia Oparina
A sane woman fakes the symptoms of a mentally unstable patient in order to be admitted into a mental institution for a secret psychiatric experiment. Inspired by the Rosenhan Experiment of 1973.
I'm Not Special
USA / Drama / 40 minutes
Director/Writer: Larry Ulrich
Producer: Sandra Evers-Manly, Edward Morrison
Cast: Julius Jordan, Larry Ulrich
An 11 year-old with Down Syndrome has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate as an athlete in the Special Games. As his drug-dependent father battles through his struggle, he threatens to jeopardize and derail more than just his son's athletic future.
USA / Drama / 8 minutes
Director/Writer: Sebastien Tobler
Cast: Ronin Tobler, Tara Kocourek
A three year-old boy obsessed with cars wakes up wanting to ride in his father's vintage sportscar which has been passed down from generation to generation. It's packing day, the family is leaving Los Angeles. The little boy and his father give the classic car a polish but the little boy doesn't realize they're doing this in preparation of selling the car.
USA / Drama / 17 minutes
Director: Scott Aharoni, Dennis Latos
Writer: Mustafa Kaymak
Producer: Scott Aharoni, Dennis Latos
As New York City deals with the ravishing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, YUSUF, a immigrant gravedigger in Queens, struggles to make ends meet and care for RENK, his eleven-year-old daughter. Unable to face the sudden demise of his hospitalized, COVID-19 stricken wife, and consumed with guilt over her death, Yusuf withholds the truth from his daughter. Several days pass and the weight of the truth, no longer containable, forces an unavoidable reckoning between Yusuf and Renk.