DRAMA

Sorry For The Inconvenience
USA / Drama / 6 minutes 

Director/Writer: Jane Chow

Producer: Jane Chow, Peter Rafe

Cast: Caitlin Cheung, Alice Ko

In Los Angeles Chinatown, a lonely teenager tries to help her parents keep their seafood restaurant afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between chopping green beans and packing takeout orders, she attempts to hang on to a semblance of normalcy by studying for her driver’s permit and prepping for her high school Zoom theater debut in “The Tempest”.

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Soyka
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Anastasiya Sergienya

Producer: Kacey Montana

Cast: Lyanka Gryu, Marilynn Larkin

Anna, a young woman from Belarus, tries to survive in New York City while dreaming of a better life. This intimate portrait of an individual showcases the experience of the American immigrant: loneliness, fear, happiness, self-realization, and ultimately hope.

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Straw Man
USA /  Drama / 14 minutes

Director: Alexander Casimir

Writer: John Laverman

Producer: Aditya Vempaty, Erik He

Cast: John Alan Hulbert, Charity Rose

At risk of losing the only family he’s ever known during the dustbowl of the 1930’s, a scarecrow must leave his post and journey into town in search of work. But facing the world proves challenging when your face is a burlap sack…

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Telos
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Natalie LaValley

Producer: Natalie LaValley, Jason A. Raschen

Cast: Candice D'Meza, Devika Kornbacher

Danika designs a groundbreaking probe after an autoimmune disease prevents her from being an astronaut.

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The Goldfish
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Ashley Paige Brim

Producer: Diana Ward

Cast: Diarra Kilpatrick, Murisa Harba

An adopted woman is forced to confront her darkest fear about motherhood at her sister’s baby shower.

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The Hermit
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Ella Schaefer, Colleen Donovan
Producer: Stephanie Andrea Barron, Ella Schaefer, Colleen Donovan
Cast: Ella Schaefer, Colleen Donovan

A young woman begins to unravel when she rents out her storage space to a new tenant.

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The Hideaway
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Jane Stephens Rosenthal

Producer: Ross O'Shea, Katie Paczynska

Cast: Evee White, Scottie Thompson

Nika, a 14-year old tomboy, is just trying to figure out her place in the adolescent world. When she hears a rumor that her mother is a stripper, she at first doesn’t know what to do. Shocked, dismayed, and then curious, Nika decides to investigate. When she sneaks into the Hideaway, the strip club on the edge of town, she is ushered into adulthood, changing her relationship with her mother forever.

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The Lobbyists
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer/Producer: Thomas Pace

Cast: Jacki Hydock, Preston Mayes

In all the years Senate Majority Leader James Curtis has been in Washington, nothing could have prepared him for the visit from the lobbyists in his office today.

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The Reading
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director: Nora Jaenicke

Writer: Nora Jaenicke, Bobby Peretti

Producer: Ruya Koman, Nora Jaenicke

Cast: Ruya Koman, Devin Burnam

When on publicity tour for her best-selling memoir, a writer is forced to confront secrets from her past when an estranged childhood friend shows up unannounced.

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Things I Should Have Said
USA / Drama / 8 minutes 

Director/Writer: Lenny Lenox

Producer: Lenny Lenox, Gary Blake

Cast: Jeff Benninghofen, Charlie Hitt

A man struggling with substance abuse after losing his family in a car crash finds purpose in life again after befriending a boy who is being bullied at school.

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Uncle
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Jennifer Dehghan

Producer: Corrina Leatherwood

Cast: Armin Amiri, Mercedes Mason

Childhood memories rush back after a chance encounter with a stranger, overwhelming a woman's sense of place and time.

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Walk With Kings
Belgium / Drama / 14 minutes

Director: Guillaume Senez

Writer: Guillaume Senez, Franck Morand

Producer: Hélicotronc, Angie Productions

Cast: Lazare Gousseau, Lohen Van Houtte

A father, reconnecting with his son, is the victim of an incident that suddenly shakes up his fragile reconstruction.

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Washing Up
USA / Drama / 17 minutes

Director/Writer: Ross Warr

Producer: Tommy Zhao, Ross Warr

Cast: Willow Rodriguez, Amanda Camacho

Over the course of a night, Eva, a Mexican-American girl, attempts to connect with her older sister who was given up to the foster care system at an early age.

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We Do This Once
USA / Drama / 12 minutes 

Director/Writer: Michael Marantz

Producer: Michael Marantz, Zach MacDonald

Cast: Athena Reddy, Lance Daniels

A new mother who loses her family's home chooses a wildly brazen act in the hopes of giving her baby a better life.

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Wuhan Driver
USA / Drama / 14 minutes 

Director/Writer: Tiger Ji

Producer: Alena Svyatova, Jonathan Sanger

Cast: Wayne Chang

At the beginning of the pandemic, a Chinese driver in New York struggles to make ends meet as he picks up passengers on a long and dreary night.

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