USA / Horror / 12 minutes
Director/Writer: Elijah Anthony Feigner
Producer: Elijah Anthony
Cast: MaKenzie Slechta, Shannon Slechta, Sam Slechta, Ashlynn Slechta
A girl with paranormal sensibilities moves into an old house with a traumatic history.
USA / Drama / 3 minutes
Director/Writer: Payton Ray Daly
Producer: Payton Ray Daly
Cast: Ava Courville
"Girls" is an experimental short film inspired by the Emily Dickinson poem "After a Hundred Years." "Girls" addresses the struggles of young girls in the 1800s versus the present day. It depicts an 1800s girl, Mary, constrained by her corset, her society’s idea of perfection, and a present-day girl, Sophia, pressured to hide behind her makeup, today's idea of perfection.
USA / Animation / 5 minutes
Director: Cameron Staley, Shivnil Lal
Writer: Cameron Staley, Brandon Berrera
Producer: Heath Grant
Cast: Avery Grant, Jennifer Grant
After a young boys father passes away, his gift to his son comforts and looks after him in his fathers absence.
How to Survive Your First Date
USA / Horror / 9 minutes
Director/Writer: Reese Robers
Producer: Reese Robers
Cast: Sara Drewry, Charles Meidlinger
In this dark parody of 1950's instructional films, Dotty and her date Darryl try to survive against the voyeuristic narrator manipulating them.
USA / Comedy / 4 minutes
Director/Writer: Colette Samek
Producer: Sophie Weiss
A competitive, business-oriented young man meets his match in a six-year-old girl running a lemonade stand.
Kazakhstan / Drama / 6 minutes
Director/Writer: Amira Kopeyeva
Producer: Amira Kopeyeva
Cast: Alisher Abuov, Yana-Maria Dyagileva, Damir Seitzhanov
An independent short film about sweet youth, teenager's thoughts and feelings.
The Butterfly Effect
USA / Drama / 22 minutes
Director/Writer: Amy Moore
Producer: Amaya Rosales
Cast: Emma Fitzgerald, Tami Terrel, Megan Becker, Elizabeth Hayashi
This soon-to-be high school junior, 16-year-old, Willow, loses herself after being sexually assaulted at a party. Beginning in a therapy office, Willow explains why she is here by flashing back to the events that led up to this moment.
When Night Falls
USA / Horror / 9 minutes
Director: Luke McKinley, Cesar Renteria
Writer: Alejandra Acosta, Alyssa Ferrell, Luke McKinley, Donny Perez
Cast: Malori Koenig-Dela Cruz, Terrance Smith, June Aston, Reece Hamby
Halloween 2016—After a night of trick-or-treating, a group of teens cut through the woods on their way home but quickly discover they’re not alone.