A Night in Jail
USA / Drama / 21 mins
Director: Ethan Nahlinder
Writer: H.A. Swan
Producer: Ethan Nahlinder, H.A. Swan
Cast: Travers Tobis, Charlie Scola
After getting busted for drugs, college-bound Danny is forced to spend a night in jail with a mentally ill, homeless drug addict. Danny believes he has nothing in common with his cellmate, but as the night trudges on, he realizes he is horribly mistaken.
A Night in Jail is being used for drug prevention education in schools.
China / Drama / 13 mins
Director/Writer: Kehan Chen
Producer: Ning Feng
Cast: Yu Zhang, Zhida Zhou
Zihan’s boyfriend Kaichun had a mysterious identity: He needs to be “charged” and always carried power banks, like a cell phone. What worried Ziying is that he usually sneaked out their houses and never explains to her. But they got married eventually, and that’s when the truth emerged.
USA / Drama / 4 mins
Director/Writer: Riley Scott
Producer: Brad Kester, Andrew Norbeck
A man faces an internal dilemma when deciding whether or not to go into a restaurant.
USA / Drama / 9 mins
Director/Writer: Hazel Sepenuk
Producer: Hazel Sepenuk, Vivian Wolfson
Cast: Adrian Sparks, Allison Andreas
Dementia affects many families in different ways. This short film tells the story of a man who suffers from dementia, as he tries navigate the disease.
USA / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Nolan Hieu Trifunovic
Producer: Nolan Hieu Trifunovic, Maya Pacheco
Cast: Leila Perry, Joon Paul Kim
Three high school teens have gathered to write a script about a 70s cop show but the fictional characters they have created live in a digital world that requires them to act out the story. As the script takes an unexpected turn, one of the fictional characters begins to question his masters.
USA / Drama / 3 mins
Director/Writer: Chloe Campos
Producer: Chloe Campos, Alfonso Campos
Cast: Karina Rodriguez, Sofia Chicorelli-Serna
While attempting to migrate to the US, a mother, Esperanza, and her two children, are faced with a life altering decision.
USA / Drama / 11 mins
Director: Lauren Fisher
Writer: Benjamin Erhardt
Producer: Corey Lindabury
Cast: Kyle Hastings, Lindsey Mazelin
Everyone says it, but deep down inside... are they really?
USA / Animation / 8 mins
Director/Writer: Yinuo Wei
Producer: Yinuo Wei
This is a story about a robot who wants to have a companion of his kind, and he decides to build one himself. During a landfill scout of components, the main character met and start an unexpected relationship with a robot he met...
USA / Drama / 5 mins
Director/Writer: Charli Einhorn
Producer: Kyle Einhorn
Cast: Rachael Frost, Jennifer Sherer
When a close friend dies, a troubled young woman is forced to re-experience and re-exam parts of her past
USA / Drama/ 9 mins
Director/Writer: Pearl Amanda Dickson
Producer: Damian C. King
Cast: Pearl Amanda Dickson, Jayna Sweet
Marble Man is the story of a teenager who falls in love with a statue. Her love and delusion grow as she believes she can turn this statue back into a human being. After figuring out that she isn't the Pygmalion of her story (able to turn a statue into a person by simply wishing), she takes a darker turn into the readings of myths of young Greek and Roman women like herself.
USA / Comedy / 12 mins
Director/Writer: Kelsey Yuhan Cui
Producer: Yuan Wang
Cast: Michael C. Anderson, Alejandro Cowie
Sisyphus is the hero in a video game, but the Player outside keeps giving him a hard time. Could Sisyphus take the control back and win?
USA / Drama / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Maggie Budzyna
Producer: Maggie Budzyna
Cast: Charlotte Shovilin, Asher Shovilin
Seven-year-old Avery is left home alone to watch her younger siblings after childcare plans fall through.
USA / Drama / 8 mins
Director/Writer: Dusan Brown
Producer: Dusan Brown, Joyce Kelly-Brown
Cast: Maya Boyce, Jahred King
When a girl finds out the truth about her background, she goes on a search to discover the essence of her being.
USA / Documentary / 6 mins
Director: Nicholas Cornick, Riley Scott, James Wilkey, Gabriel Yung
A documentary covering a San Diego wheelchair basketball team and how the players are not held back by their disabilities.