A Beautiful Nightmare
USA / Drama / 9 minutes
Director/Writer: Kevin Lee Maxwell
Producer: Madison Holbrook, Bishal Dutta
Cast: Antwone Barnes, Kelechi Okoro
Daniel, a highly accomplished dancer, comes home from college only to find himself entangled in a battle between himself and his concerned father.
USA / Drama / 18 minutes
Director/Writer: Olivia Hang Zhou
Producer: Blanca Balleste
Cast: Shavvon Lin, Leann Lei
A Chinese teenage girl travels with her mom to States as a translator, in order to find her abandoned sister under the One-child-policy. She’s faced with the decision when she secretly finds her sister——to tell her mom and risk their relationship or to forever keep it to herself.
Bella And Bernie
USA / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Rebecca McNamee
Producer: Rebecca McNamee, Amy Powell
Cast: Teagan Croft, Mary Tilden
Two 16 year old carefree confidants, Bella and Bernie, tentatively explore independence and sexuality while trying to dodge the ever watchful eye of Mrs. Judge, Bella’s mother. The evangelical Mrs. Judge has concerns over Bella’s friendship with the vibrant Bernie, wary of Bernie’s secret family history repeating itself in Bella.
Bernard Checks In
USA / Comedy / 18 minutes
Director/Writer: Michael Basta
Producer: Michael Basta, Carson Lund
Cast: Timothy Hornor, Conner Marx
Bernard checks himself into a motel for yet another one of his business trips. When he accidentally stumbles into the wrong motel room, he meets a couple with a mischievous proposition. What at first seems enticing soon becomes fraught with tension as simmering conflicts between the lovers flare up, leaving Bernard to play unwitting mediator to their messy drama.
Birds Fly Home
USA / Drama / 16 minutes
Director: Mithra B. Alavi
Writer: Mithra B. Alavi, Kathleen Peiris
Producer: Kathleen Peiris
Cast: Zein Khleif, Kate Butler
When a young Arab-American woman returns to the United States after a year of attending college in Amman, Jordan, her American mother is shocked to learn that she has converted to Islam. As they navigate their evolving relationship, they rediscover the unbreakable love between mother and daughter.
Bombs Bursting In Air
USA / Drama / 24 minutes
Director: Lidiya Korotko
Writer: Sydney Sainte
Producer: Lidiya Korotko, Brian P Clark
Cast: Sydney Sainte, Andrew Ramaglia
Amidst the Coney Island backdrop of fireworks on July 4th, 1949, Della, a battered, young black woman leaves her husband in pursuit of a brighter future. Her courageous journey leads her to find an unlikely ally named Mishka, on the white side of town. Though their paths cross in the darkest of times, through truth, they find a way to unearth the light in each other.
USA / Drama / 14 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Chung-Wei Huang
Cast: Nik Polyakov, Adrianne Knapp
When Noah’s irresponsible father, Dave, cancels on him at the last minute on his birthday, he and his mother head to his house for a surprise visit. Noah discovers that his half-sister, Megan, has acquired his dream gift – a puppy named Buck for her birthday. He requests a puppy for himself, but only to provoke a fight among the adults.
USA / Drama / 16 minutes
Director/Writer: Lin Que Ayoung
Producer: Lin Que Ayoung, The Spike Lee Production Fund
Cast: Tatum Marilyn Hall, Meliki Hurd
It's the end of the summer of 1985 in Queens, New York City. Toya, a feisty young girl, falls in love for the first time. After a series of disturbing events, Toya's affection for Poochy compels her to face her traumatic past.