USA / Drama / 30 mins
Director/Writer: Rommel Villa Barriga
Producer: Andrea Porras, Damon Laguna
Cast: Jorge Adrian Espindola, Daniel Pinte
1951, Mexico City. After synthesizing the main component of the contraceptive pill, young scientist Luis Miramontes deals with the religious and personal consequences of his groundbreaking invention.
USA / Drama / 12 mins
Director/Writer: Creston W Whittington
Producer: Evan Holtzman, Mike Quinn
Cast: Shaun J. Brown, Carlson Young
An artist, upon selling his most valuable painting, must reckon with the fate of his work.
USA / Drama / 12 mins
Director/Producer: Santiago Calogero
Writer: Jennifer Levinson
Cast: Heston Horwin, Jennifer Levinson
Three estranged siblings attempt to reconcile over their mother’s suicide, torn between mourning and greed.
South Africa / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Talia Smith
Producer: Nora Zubizarreta
Cast: Connie Chiume, Malibongwe Mdwaba
The morning after having made a promise to celebrate her son's academic achievement, Domestic worker Sibongile wakes to find he is missing. Despite her worries about her missing son, Sibongile must care for the children of her employer in order to get home and keep her promise.
Korea / Drama / 27 mins
Director/Writer: seo jihwan
Producer: joe hyunseo
Cast: ha yun gyeong
In the midst of a tropical night, Jiyoung walks home after work. As it starts to rain, she hides in a phone booth that just happens to be by her ex-boyfriend’s house. She knocks on his door for an umbrella, and finds herself facing all the old memories.
Canada / Drama / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Zahra Golafshani
Producer: Daniel Leighton
Cast: Jennalyn Ponraj, Danielle Larracuente
Muslim teenager Leila’s beliefs, religion and culture gets tested when she conspires with her friend to change from her modest dress into a more typical “American” dress at her senior prom. Throughout the course of the night, she experiences who she thinks she wants to be, and what she might have to give up to become it.
USA / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Tiffany K. Guillen
Producer: Tiffany K. Guillen, Roy Arwas
Cast: Joselyn Gallardo, Marina Lalama Noboa
“WELCOME BACK” takes place in present day Venezuela, and is inspired by a compilation of true stories. The film centers around Rosa and her daughter, Sophie, who have been deported back to the extremely dangerous and communist Venezuela.
Israel / Drama / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Tomer Shushan
Producer: Shira Hochman, Kobi mizrahi
Cast: Daniel Gad, Dawit Tekelaeb
A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger.
In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.
USA / Drama / 6 mins
Director: Sergine Dumais
Writer/Producer: Bo Price
Cast: Maxim Roy, Jeremy Sisto
Sara is in bed with her lover when her husband calls. When he asks for something in his sock drawer, she runs home, stalling for time, asking endless questions about Wichita, Kansas.
USA / Fantasy / 20 mins
Director/Writer: Christina Diamantara
Producer: Gregory M. Schroeder
Cast: Madeleine Coghlan, Genevieve Kennedy
A young witch's dream of making the best potion in her class takes her to the mysterious world of human males, in search of a powerful ingredient: Big Dick Energy.
Mexico / Drama / 13 mins
Director: Santiago Arriaga, Mariana Arriaga
Writer: Guillermo Arriaga
Producer: Santiago Garcia Galvan,
Cast: Paulina Dávila, Juan Pablo Medina
A couple travels to Cuba for a romantic getaway. Leaving Havana for Varadero, Paula convinces Lorenzo to take a detour at the famous tobacco plantations in the Viñales region. On the way, their vehicle hits something. The accident will lead the couple into a moral conflict.
USA / Drama / 17 mins
Director/Writer: Britt Lower
Producer: Sam Fox, Desiree Staples
Cast: Britt Lower, Phil Smithey
Inspired by the woman her fiancé left her for, a grieving painter (Britt Lower) joins a one-ring circus to reclaim her forgotten wildness. Fusing animated body paint with live action, Circus Person brings healing and humor to the drama of heartbreak.