DRAMA

Break Us
Ireland / Drama / 9 mins

Director/Writer: Rioghnach Ní Ghrioghair

Producer: Claire Mc Cabe

Cast: Danielle Galligan, Gavin Drea

Mark and Sophie plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they're really made of…

Broken Bird
USA / Drama / 10 mins

Director/Writer: Rachel Harrison Gordon

Producer: Rachel Harrison Gordon, Alon Gur

Cast: Indigo Hubbard-Salk, Chad L. Coleman

Birdie, a biracial girl raised by her Jewish mom, spends a rare day with her father while preparing for her Bat Mitzvah. She overcomes her doubts, and decides to risk inviting him back into her life. Birdie confronts what independence means as she steps into adulthood on her own terms.

Bury Me Not
USA /  Drama / 13 mins

Director: Charlene Bagcal

Writer: Jul Kohler, Ellie Araiza

Producer: Jul Kohler, Ellie Araiza

Cast:​ Ellie Araiza, Jul Kohler, Eric Feliciano,

Caden Andrews, Desean Terry,

Jesaun Sanders Jr.

PW: bmn

In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless Sheriff digs deeper.

Caravan
UK / Drama / 14 mins

Director/Writer: William Michael Anderson

Producer: Neil Clements, William Anderson

Cast: Joerg Stadler, Madeleine Dunbar

The film centers on an outcast in a rural English community who draws the attention of a vengeful mother after a chance encounter with her two young boys.

Catching Up
USA / Drama / 18 mins

Director/Writer: Fowzi Abdelsamad

Producer: Fowzi Abdelsamad,

Thomas Q. Jones

Cast: Thomas Q. Jones, Deji LaRay

A surprise visit from an old friend, digs up the past and reveals an incident that separated them ten years ago.

Clarity
USA / Drama / 20 mins

Director/Writer: Roy Arwas

Producer: Roy Arwas, Tiffany Kontoyiannis

Cast: Chris Browning, Brett Zimmerman

After serving in the Marines for ten years, Tom returns home to retrieve his half of his inheritance. However, upon his return he finds out that his estranged abusive father, Richard, has Alzheimer's and does not remember him. Instead he thinks that Tom is his own brother, Jack, who passed away in Vietnam War.

Colibri
France / Drama / 22 mins

Director/Writer: Steven Darty

Producer: Hector Ulloque

Cast: Nataly Rojas Conde,

Isabella Vargas Franco

Luz, twelve years old, just moved to Paris with her mother. She wishes they could spend more time together, but her illegal immigrant status forces her to work night shifts.

Da Yie (Available October 8 - 9)
Belgium / Drama / 21 mins

Director: Anthony Nti

Writer: Anthony Nti, Chingiz Karibekov

Producer: Anthony Nti, Chingiz Karibekov

Cast: Prince Agortey, Matilda Enchill

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.

Daddy's Home
USA / Drama / 21 mins

Director: Gary Marks

Writer: Blake Pontello, Nick Ricciardi

Producer: Blake Pontello

Cast: Blake Pontello, Nick Ricciardi

PW: DaddysH32!

When two estranged brothers reunite for the reading of their mother's will, they discover that she left them something beyond their wildest nightmares

Día de Las Carpas
USA / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Joao Dall 'Stella

Writer: Marika Kato Hoag

Producer: Jervis Li

Cast: Hector Atreyu Ruiz

A little girl escapes deportation by becoming a mermaid. After an immigration raid in their apartment building, a group of boys help an undocumented girl get to the beach to reunite with her family, unaware that their new friend has a magical secret that will change their lives forever.

Fly High
USA / Drama / 11 mins

Director/Writer: Natasha Abdul

After the death of his wife, Marcel, tries to commit suicide until Stella, his neighbor, interrupts him.

For Your Consideration
USA / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Poppy Gordon

Writer: Aldo Arias, Poppy Gordon

Producer: Lysette Urus

Cast: Samantha Robinson, Juliette Goglia

Determined to party at Sundance, three entitled young women meet up at an LA member's only club to make a selection-worthy short film. In an unholy fusion of wokeness and cluelessness, they build a narrative from atop the high perch of their privilege. And piece-by-piece, they almost, almost, almost give a voice to the voiceless — just without ever having any idea what they're talking about. But they are perfectly positioned to make it happen.

Foreign
USA / Drama / 10 mins

Director: Shayan Ebrahim

Writer: Shayan Ebrahim, James Caress

Producer: Shayan Ebrahim

Cast: Kourosh Moghaddam,

Niousha Jafarian

An Iranian immigrant tries to play secret admirer to his high school crush by asking her out via email.

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