Mark and Sophie plan to rob a post office but as things go awry, they each discover what they're really made of…
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.
In order to protect a dangerous secret, two uncompromising women hide the truth as a relentless Sheriff digs deeper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
USA / Drama / 21 mins
Director: Gary Marks
Writer: Blake Pontello, Nick Ricciardi
Producer: Blake Pontello
Cast: Blake Pontello, Nick Ricciardi
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.
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.
USA / Drama / 10 mins
Director: Shayan Ebrahim
Writer: Shayan Ebrahim, James Caress
Producer: Shayan Ebrahim
Cast: Kourosh Moghaddam,
An Iranian immigrant tries to play secret admirer to his high school crush by asking her out via email.