A short tale on the face of masculinity, portrayed by young men who grow up in inner city environments. Where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression, it’s a matter of life and death.
Director/Writer: Abdou Cisse
Writer: Kieran Kenlock
Producer: Matthew Ellingham
Cast: Nico Jouvel, Andre Dwayne, Julien Wisdom
United Kingdom / Drama / 3 mins
Emily comes home to find her overbearing mother has thrown her a painfully awkward surprise party, complete with her ex boyfriend.
Director: Ryan Ederer
Writer: Stacy Kaney
Producer: Stacy Kaney
Cast: Stacy Kaney, Paul S. Tracey
United States / Drama / 10 mins
A 9-year-old girl gives the Philippines’ wealthiest widow a tour of a graveyard thousands of poor people call home, where she discovers what real riches are.
Director: Daniel Lir, Bayou Bennett
Writer: Fraser Scott
Producer: Bayou Bennett
Cast: Lourdes Duque Baron, Kendra Sison De Mesa
Philippines / Drama / 12 mins
A man returns to his country only to find a society where citizens police each other with their mobile phones and where there is more freedom inside prison rather than outside it. Desperate, but unable to escape, the brave act of one woman
gives him his freedom.
Director/Writer: Kosta Nikas
Producer: Aaron Bush, Rishi Shukla
Cast: Magdalena Stamos, Adam Hatzimanolis, Will Gabriel
Australia / Drama / 15 mins
Kate moves to a small coastal town for a bartending job, anticipating a summer of freedom. What she finds instead is less idyllic, and she comes to realize she’s much more vulnerable than she thought.
Kate in Oxnard
Director/Writer: Emily Tomson
Producer: Adrienne Childress, Jordan Michaud-Scorza
Cast: Audrey Corsa, Daniel Ahearn
United States / Drama / 19 mins
A stranger, and a little kismet, give a defeated woman the courage to face her fate.
Director: Shannon Van Metre
Writer: Paula Goldberg
Producer: Shannon Van Metre, Ryan Sage
Cast: Melora Walters, Olivia Taylor Cruz, Benjamin Barrett
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Known as “Sub” around her 1970’s suburban town, Sophia Brief begins to learn that her nickname and distant relationship with her alcoholic mother may be more intertwined than she ever thought.