SATURDAY 
JULY 23, 7:45PM 
PROGRAM 13

SHORTLIST
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Break Bug
USA / Animation / 3 minutes

Director/Writer: Michael Ralla

Producer: Michael Ralla

A humanoid finds a severed, big mechanical hand in the desert, during a period of time that robot junkyards have become roadside attractions.

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Casual Vignettes of Gilded Vulgarity
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Paul Kaiser

Producer: Joanna Fang, John Charter

Cast: Carrie Bernans, Granville Ames, Dominic Hoffman

Casual Vignettes of Gilded Vulgarity is an allegorical account told through a series of vignettes that connect the origin of American systemic and structural racism to its contemporary manifestations. 

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1992
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Kuan Cao

Producer: Zhiyuan Zou, Jinyang Zhang

Cast: Greena Ell Park, Kennedy Porter, Yun Jeong

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Albacore
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Nick Everhart

Producer: Nick Everhart, Laura J. Hill, Leah Pipes

Cast: Leah Pipes, Brooks Wheelan, Macy Friday, Chase Bernstein

Iris Madison is a woman who has it all: a Hollywood house, a handsome husband, a thriving acting career. But she feels empty, lost, and longing for meaning. Something deeper is calling to her...

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Earth to Zippy!
USA / Comedy / 11 minutes

Director: Mickey Bloom

Producer: Catherine Regio

Cast: Bambi Bottoms, Joy Regullano, Dave Child

In an irreverent ode to the silent films of yesteryear, a martian lands on Earth to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming an actor in Hollywood, but finding success is more difficult than he imagined.

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L.U.N.A.
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director: Blake Vaz

Writer: Roman Arabia, Mike Bane

Producer: Xavier Charles, Roman Arabia, Blake Vaz

Cast: Fernanda Romero, Truly Magyar, Lauren Bair, Lauren Deshane

Field technician, Lillian Romero, is sent out to diagnose an error from her company's home assistant device L.U.N.A. When she arrives she discovers this is no ordinary error...or home. Inside she meets Jaime and Sarah Campbell, who are having an issue with their home assistant device, L.U.N.A. Only this visit is not like the rest as the device beckons her deeper into the house to reveal the home's true secret.

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Bumblebees
USA / Drama / 9 minutes

Director: Sebastian Sdaigui

Writer: Carol Garlick

Producer: Sebastian Sdaigui, Mariah Morgenstern

Cast: Jackie Cruz, Milicent Simmonds, Beau Knapp, Isabella di Rienzo

When an escaped hostage is turned loose, Billie struggles against the clock to prove her loyalty and become a full-fledge member of the Bumblebees.

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Lotus Land
USA / Thriller / 12 minutes

Director/Writer: Andy Cohen, Grover Ellisor

Producer: Andy Cohen, Grover Ellisor

Cast: Andy Cohen, Grover Ellisor, Bun B, Hans Christopher, Anastasia Antonia

After being robbed blind, Noah and Damian turn to their only hope for salvation—a peculiar Uncle who happens to be a spiritual guru. He helps them get back on their feet... but at what cost?