Cast: Ava Davila, Cheryl Umana Bonilla, Megan Lewicki, Michael Nason
LILI, is a 10 year old Cuban-American girl who should be doing her homework, but instead, decides to enjoy a leisurely afternoon, home alone, eating all her favorite foods, and listening to her favorite band, Air Supply. All's well, until her mother (NORMA) is fired from work for stealing toilet paper and selling Pop Tarts to guests. When Norma comes home unexpectedly early from work, Lili must hustle to con her mother into believing she'd been doing her homework the entire time.
Mother's Day Memories
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Director/Writer: Matthew Michael Ross
Writer: Bill Hoversten
Producer: Bill Hoversten, Matthew Michael Ross
Cast: Jody Jaress, Bill Hoversten, Conrad Bachmann, Kat Kramer
A mother struggles with Alzheimer's, her husband insists his homemade regimen will improve her memory. When their son angrily objects, his wife proves a stabilizing influence in the family drama. When memories disappear, can love remain?
When young Lizzie learns her older brother is moving out, she realizes she will be left at home alone with her monster of a mother. Armed with the lessons of her favorite TV show, 'Celeste Skygoode', Lizzie battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have transformed her.
United States / Animation / 8 mins
Director: Lizzy Hogenson
Having cancer isn't always the hard part. On top of managing your own fears and expectations, you feel obliged to wear a brave face for your loved ones. Delivering bad news with a mixture of dry science and irrational optimism becomes second nature... Dani brings such a conversation to life, as 30-year old Danielle Hernandez delivers her grim breast cancer prognosis to her mother Violeta. A story that's as unique and personal as it is disturbingly universal. Using stop-motion animation, Dani shows us how a simple phone call can be a study of human courage, faith, and love.
United States / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Annie Villalobos
Producer: Monish Prakash
Cast: Mia Sandrine, Marissa DuBois, Trevor Barker
A 10-year-old girl rebels against the rules of her futuristic society that girls can only interact with the color pink and boys with the color blue.
United States / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Omer Ben-Shachar
Writer: Sydney Meadow
Producer: Iris Yang
Cast: Lior Malka, Eva Du, Alex Gonzalez
After being cast as a background tree in his annual school play, an ambitious and imaginative immigrant boy leads a revolution on stage that his intolerant drama teacher will never forget.
United States / Drama / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Rosario Capozzolo
Writer: Ludovica Isidori
Cast: Sarah Carson, Thaine Allison Jr,
An intimate story about dementia, time travels and unconditional love.