THURSDAY 
JULY 21, 1:00PM 

PROGRAM 1

SHORTLIST
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Unlimited World
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director: Peter Falls

Writer: Caroline Falls

Producer: Carrie Finn, Daniel Jaffe, Peter Falls, Caroline Falls

Cast: Cailee Spaeny, Peter Falls, Esteban Carmona, Harper Cullen

A young woman in a codependent relationship is confronted with a difficult decision after moving into a new apartment.

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Glafira
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Eric Armando Ibarra

Producer: Alexandria E. Martin

Cast: Christian Ibarra, Elizabeth Lamboy - Wilson

Tony, (Chicano, 25) travels down to Ensenada, Mexico to reconnect with his grandmother through her swap meet endeavors forcing him to revisit his childhood memories of her.

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Mom
USA / Drama / 16 minutes

Director/Writer: Shannon Lucio

Producer: Shannon Lucio, Charlie Hofheimer, Berman Fenelus

Cast: Shannon Lucio, Spencer Harte

Elizabeth’s developmentally disabled sister Mary had a breakdown and ran away from home into a freezing Denver winter. She’s just been found and institutionalized, but their parents refuse to help. Elizabeth puts life in Los Angeles on hold, traveling home to see Mary.

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Hooky
USA / Drama / 18 minutes

Director: Steve Curley

Writer: Anne Carmack

Producer: Adee Zach

Cast: Tommi Rose, Ezekiel Ajeigbe, Colter Ford

On the first day back from the COVID lockdown, two high school students make a last minute decision to ditch class. But before leaving the school grounds they befriend a troubled classmate and unwittingly prevent a potential tragedy.

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Red Gaia
USA / Sci-Fi, Animation, Experimental / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Udesh Chetty

Producer: Udesh Chetty

Cast: Natasha Loring

Red Gaia is a tone-poem meditation on life, death and rebirth, destruction and creation and the cycles of existence, drawing inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita, Dante's Purgatorio, the Kabballah, the Tibetan Bardol Thodol as well as the legendary science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.

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Block-D
USA / Drama / 11 minutes

Director: Jason Farrand

Writer: Ryan Rowe

Producer: Joan Burney Keatings MBE, Sean Barney, Jennifer Hengst

Cast: Armani Barrett, Grace Edwards, Ali Alejandra

BLOCK-D tells the parallel stories of two teen students, Ramone and Annabelle, each fighting against their physical manifestations of depression. Ramone fights a dark and imposing “THING” that only he is aware of, while Annabelle struggles with a THING of her own – a girl, unseen by others, who mocks her constantly and won’t leave her alone.