SUNDAY 
JULY 24, 7:45PM 
PROGRAM 18

SHORTLIST
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The Family Meeting
USA / Comedy / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Rebecca Usoro

Producer: Uzo Aduba, Susanna Fogel, Margaret Riley, Ogechi Echebiri, Leo Blumberg-Woll

Cast: Rebecca Usoro, Georgina Elizabeth Okon, Chet Anekwe, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Okieriete Onaodowan

A Christmas family meeting in a Nigerian household forces a grandmother and granddaughter to face their fears about growing old and growing up.

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Murder in Monte Nido
USA / Drama / 8 minutes

Director/Writer: Bonnie Foster

Producer: Michael Valinsky

Cast: Lotus Bech, David Lee Smith

There's a killer targeting sex-traffickers on the loose, and the murderer is closer than this Malibu couple thinks.

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What Wilderness Permits
USA / Comedy / 16 minutes

Director: Joel Marsh

Writer: Mike Leavitt

Producer: Mike Leavitt

Cast: Galen Howard, Claire Glassford, Brendan Sargent, Ted Le Plat

After losing his dream job as a Park Ranger to government funding cuts, Russ McCoy slips into madness when he meets a city slicking couple backpacking for the first time.

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Morning Into Night
USA / Drama / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Joanna Gleason

Producer: Sean Akers, Tim Kirkman, Todd Shotz, Kelly Woyan, Chris Sarandon

Cast: Anne Keefe, Aleta Mitchell, Patricia Kalember, Brennan Brown

A family gathers as their mother is dying and tries to convince their father that it is time to say goodbye.

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S.Q.A.G. Short Quiet Asian Girl
USA / Comedy / 8 minutes

Director/Writer: Benedict Chiu

Producer: Grant Singer, Emily Kim

Cast: Tricia Fukuhara, Kristian Flores

A SQAG (short quiet asian girl), in a desperate effort to upend her anonymity, disguises as another student to take a test in her place.

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Güicho
USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Hugo Arvizu

Producer: Hugo Arvizu, Marcos Pugliese, Ana Sierra

Cast: Juan Benítez, Armando Heredia, Lydiana Guzmán

As a consequence of his actions, Güicho finds himself in the middle of a drug war he can’t run away from.

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Chimera
USA / Horror / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Justin Hughes

Producer: Matthew Koss

Cast: Elizabeth Arends, Hudson Hilsman, Darian Michael Garey

A stressed single mother enlists a psychiatrist to help with her troubled teenage son's behavioral issues, but she soon discovers a deeper, darker secret lurking inside him.

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A Future In Question
USA / Drama / 12 minutes

Director: Chris Wilson Orr

Writer: Shaun Graham

Producer: Chris Orr

Cast: Angus Benfield, Christie Nicholls, Melody Peng, Christopher Callen, Acacia Fisher

A man questions his partners future on a romantic first date but soon realizes his future is the one in question.