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USA / Drama / 21 minutes

Director/Writer: Marlonino Banut

Producer: Urvashi Bhasin, Francisco Simplico

Cast: Evan Francis Mao, Rebecca Gomberg, Michael Hirano Culross

Francis, the lead trumpet of a college jazz band, is paired with his ex-girlfriend, Lani, to perform a duet at the upcoming jazz festival.

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Venus of Tomatoes
USA / Drama / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Piper Samuels

Producer: Sofia D'Annunzio, Lukas Lane

Cast: LouLou Brazill, Marco Bizio

Penny, a feisty young feminist, is trying to purchase a tomato for her mother. Jude, the smartass store clerk, is too busy sketching his "magnum opus" to bother. 

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Instant Noodle
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Michelle Sastraatmadja

Producer: Jiayun Li, Nidhi Kulikarni

Cast: Bree Mignano, Jenny Januszewski, Jeff Lawless

Having just lost her Indonesian mother less than a year ago, MARIANNA, a biracial Indonesian woman, comes home to Pasadena for her, Caucasian, DAD's birthday. 

USA / Comedy / 11 minutes

Director: Emily Lerer

Writer: Emily Nash

Producer: Emily Nash, Sheri Effres, Nicole Friedberg, Sara Appelbaum

Cast: Emily Nash, John Noble Barrack, Jonathan Fishman, Sheri Effres, Stephanie Sherry, Olivia Nielsen, Ruari Marie, Tessa Michaelis

While at her wedding cake tasting, Judy, a self-proclaimed "Jew-ish" woman, tastes a piece of Jewish apple cake and is catapulted back in time to just before her dreaded bat mitzvah in a reverse 13 Going on 30 Jewish nightmare

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Mother's Tongue
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director/Writer: D. Wilmos Paul

Producer: Austin Oggletree, Edward Johnson

Cast: Abdoul Lamine, Vivia Armstrong

Junior, an African teenager, ashamed of his accent, enrolls in a creative writing club thinking he can make it through the semester without speaking… until he’s faced with his worst fear.

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How to Deal With Fame
USA / Drama / 21 minutes

Director/Writer: Tiffany Ike

Producer: Noura Alavi, Matthew Morris, Rebecca Murga

Cast: Alexis Peters, Nicole Danielle Watts, Jaquai Wade

A masculine-presenting actress has been given the role of a lifetime as the star in a Broadway-bound production, where she plays a character that dresses and presents quite the opposite of her.

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