TUESDAY
JULY 26, 1:00PM 
PROGRAM 27

SHORTLIST
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Transience
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Jake Stark

Producer: Jake Stark

Cast: Juan Blasquez, John Henry Richardson

Two brothers from south of the border make their way into Texas, but as they cross onto a ranchers land, their world is turned upside down.

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Live Forever
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director: Tyler Posey

Writer: Jessica Pinfield

Producer: Jeff Androsky, Christine Blake

Cast: Jessica Pinfield, Elle Van Dorpe

After a failed suicide attempt, a distressed young woman seeks out an 8 year old girl to spend the afternoon with before her mom comes home.

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Bottom Of The Night
USA / Comedy / 15 minutes

Director/Writer: Joe Mitchell

Producer: Michael C. Waters, Joe Mitchell

Cast: Joe Mitchell, M. Dal Walton III, Shawn Stoner, Margot Kistler

Parents of a missing child find themselves on the wrong end of a sick prank.

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The Smartest Dumb Girl
USA / Comedy / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Angie Comer

Producer: Zainab Johnson, Jenny Zigrino, Michelle Clay

Cast: Jenny Zigrino, Zainab Johnsn, Preston Hillier

With a flood of mischief, a woman with an acute sense of entitlement is persistent in her goal to get a discount for a murder-for-hire scheme from a prickly and foul-mouth female assassin.

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Finding Vega
USA / Drama / 22 minutes

Director/Writer: Joey Xuetong Zhao

Producer: Jacqueline Wang

Cast: Harmonie He

A 12-year-old girl who lives in a Chinatown single-room-occupancy family with her vegetative state mother has a passionate love for the starry sky. While eagerly wanting to realize her self-worth, she experiences a collision of reality and realizes what is important.

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Wastoid
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Brigitte Tamar

Producer: Sarah Goshen

Cast: Brigitte Tamar, Sammie Ray

Zoe, a 17-year-old recovering addict, drives carefree through the desolate landscape. Homeless and alone, it relieves her to see Britt a recognizable face hitchhiking in the desert. She welcomes Britt into her car, but the drive quickly takes an ominous turn, as Zoe faces her reality of addiction and desperate actions required for survival.