FURLOUGH follows a day in the life of two sisters, 16 and 17, who embark on an adventure tiptoeing the line between freedom and responsibility. What appears to be a dangerous game of living on the edge is really about making the most of the fleeting, precious moments we have here on this earth.
USA / Drama / 19 mins
Director: Kyung Sok Kim
Writer/Producer: Rex Reyes II
Cast: Amanda Christine, Tucker Chandler
In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole community will be forced to evacuate, as a result of the MTBE water contamination. For Jessie, this means facing an unwanted change and learning to say goodbye to that which tethers her to her little pink trailer.
Girl and A Gun
USA / Drama / 13 mins
Director/Writer: Kiki Allgeier
Producer: Kiki Allgeier, Justin Hogan
Cast: Sydney Skidmore, Kent Isaacs
Girl and A Gun is a short film about a young artist, Birdie, who finds herself in a life changing moment when her older mentor of a year, Roger, crosses a boundary and kisses her. Not romantically interested in Roger, Birdie leaves the situation shocked and literally speechless. This is not a story about a violent assault but rather a more subtle aggression that will stay with Birdie for years to come.
USA / Drama / 13 mins
Director: Aaron David DeFazio
Writer: Eric Mallory Morgan,
Aaron David DeFazio
Producer: Eric Mallory Morgan,
Cast: Chanel Marriott, Brendan Miller
A princess for hire survives birthday to birthday while sleeping in her car.
USA / Drama / 10 mins
Director: Joah Colby
Writer: Stephen Kent
Producer: Joah Colby, Stephen Kent
Cast: Nicole Goeden, Taylor Payton
A young, ambitious woman has to return home to bury her estranged father, and in the process, face an adversary that’s buried much deeper.
I Love You, Too
Hungary / Drama / 7 mins
Director/Writer/Producer: Balazs Juszt
Cast: Ana Ularu, Kata Dobo
Two couples couples split up the very same night in the very same bar. Adam leaves Cornelia, the woman of his life, while Eve leaves Benny, the man of her life and they both sight the same reasons. Word for word... only for the story to pick up eight years later in the time of the Corona Pandemic, when Adam decides to make amends with Cornelia and Benny breaks up with his new love, Amelia, but once again, citing the same exact things: word for word.
I'm Alright If You're Alright
USA / Drama / 15 mins
Director: Ben York Jones
Writer: Ben York Jones, Arthur Bradford
Producer: Max Knies, Ruthie Wyatt
Cast: Dre Babinski, Eric Edelstein
It's hard to make a friend in a new place. Harder yet to know if someone has your back. A short that dares to suggest that when a man and a woman appear on screen, they needn't alway be working toward a kiss. Based on the short story by Arthur Bradford.
Viet Nam / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Phạm Gia Quý
Producer: Nguyễn Văn Duy Linh,
Phạm Gia Quý
Cast: Hoàng Quang Sơn, Lê Quang Đáng
When a man falls out of a window from a Chinese restaurant in Saigon, the stories unfold through different perspectives by different people on what has happened and how it affects these interwoven lives through its surreal connections.
In The Basement There's Some Money
USA / Drama / 17 mins
Director: Gianluca Randazzo
Writer: Jake Wells
Cast: Joseph Cordaro, Lauren Hines
Three cousins of varying socioeconomic status struggle to divvy up the money their grandfather left for them.
USA / Drama / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Clayton Combe
Producer: Clayton Combe, Kelsey Combe
Cast: Samantha Scaffidi, Suly Sky Vining
A 1950s housewife struggles to accept her place in the world, while hiding herself and her young son from an aggressive door-to-door salesman.
USA / Drama / 18 mins
Director/Writer: Fernando Viso
Producer: J. Whiting, Zack Gold
Cast: Ricardo Molina, Zack Gold
Irritable Heart is a high-octane dark character drama, dealing with a group of disheartened veterans returning to civilian life in the American Southwest; looking to reclaim their battle rush and overcome the nightmares of war through the thrill of robbing banks.
Is this Love?
USA / Music Video / 4 mins
Director/Writer: Adrien Boublil
Producer: Atkin Korkis
Cast: Maxime Boublil
Max's infatuation for his childhood crush never stops growing. Is this what love is?