A Small Family Affair
USA / Drama/ 17 minutes
Director/Writer: Barbara Stepansky
Producer: Ben Scantlin, Sarah Ivy
Cast: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Timothy Granaderos
The hour before Jane's nuptials, an unexpected guest from her past arrives to reveal a well-kept family secret that threatens to derail her entire wedding and could tear the family apart.
Canada / Drama / 20 minutes
Director/Writer: Vincent Toi
Producer: Guillaume Collin, Vincent Toi
Cast: Neeshi Beeharry, Laurent Lucas
Aniksha, a young Mauritian woman, finds her first job at a call centre in the wake of her arranged marriage. As she discovers a new world of possibilities, she has to decide whether to stay in a familiar way of life or break with traditions.
Canada / Drama / 11 minutes
Director: Guillaume Colin
Writer: Tania Gagné
Producer: Katerine Lefrançois
Cast: David Strasbourg, Catherine Paquin-Béchard
Benoit and Catherine, a couple in their late twenties, go to his parents' house for dinner. It is with surprise and apprehension that they learn that the whole family is invited for supper and that the evening may not go as planned!
Faroe Islands / Drama / 30 minutes
Director: Gudmund Helmsdal,
Writer: Gudmund Helmsdal, Rakel Helmsdal, Torfinnur Jákupsson
Producer: Gudmund Helmsdal, Sólvá Svartafoss
Cast: Búi Dam, Nicolaj Falck
Once upon a time in the Faroe Islands, two lone brothers struggle to save their fragile relationship after the sudden loss of their older brother.
USA / Comedy / 17 minutes
Director: Simeon Hu
Writer: Stephen Law, Simeon Hu
Producer: Elliot Gong
Cast: Rinchen Drogha, Xiaoxiao Sun, Grace Chang
A sexually frustrated Chinese girl is stuck in New York City during the pandemic, longs to meet with her online date, while her paranoid mother in China wants to keep her safe.
Dancing With Shadows
USA / Drama / 14 minutes
Director: Deborah LaVine
Writer: Dale Griffiths Stamos
Producer: Nonetheless Productions, Venice Sky Productions
Cast: Barbara Bain, Carmen Argenziano
Roxanne, suffering from Alzheimers, is triggered by a radio tribute to a deceased jazz musician who had once been her lover, to blur the past and present. Her dedicated husband must decide how to lovingly handle her confusing him with that lover.
Canada / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Zoé Pelchat
Producer: Mélanie S. Dubois
Cast: Joanie Martel, Alexandre Lavigne
Babz Dubreuil, a lonely ex-convict, works as a cook in a brunch restaurant. Under the encouragements of a colleague, she finds the courage to ask an attractive customer on a date. It might be the beginning of redemption.
Mother Of Three
USA / Drama / 18 minutes
Director/Writer: Jun Hee Han
Producer: Jun Hee Han, Myra Aquino
Cast: Malea Tjandrawidjaja, Esther Moon
A mother who fails to be a mother, and a daughter who strives to be anything but a failed parent. It’s a story about motherhood, and how a daughter and mother have different understandings of what a mother ought to look like.
My Sister, Harper
USA / Drama / 6 minutes
Director: Lucinda Hirschfeld
Writer: Marisa Torelli Pedevska
Producer: Gerardo Garcia
Cast: Katie Boland, Tal Anderson
Harper, a recent high school graduate who also happens to be on the autistic spectrum, visits her older sister Charlotte for the weekend. What Harper doesn't know is that after this weekend her family will be moving her to an assisted living facility for young adults with disabilities. As a result, the two sisters discover a bond that cannot be broken.
My, What A Lovely Vase
USA / Comedy / 11 minutes
Director: Drew Saplin
Writer: Drew Saplin, Story by Blair Bomar, Olivia Applegate, Kelly Frye
Producer: Blair Bomar, Olivia Applegate, Kelly Frye
Cast: Blair Bomar, Kelly Frye, Olivia Applegate
Three sisters: a drug addict, a kleptomaniac, and a control freak -- must overcome their shared past, their own personal demons, and figure out how to escape a bathroom covered in their dead father's ashes.
Canada / Romance / 22 minutes
Director: Jimmy Larouche
Writer: Karl Farah, Jimmy Larouche
Producer: Jimmy Larouche
Cast: Karl Farah, Sandrine Quynh
After two years away, Marie comes back to Montreal for a last day with her former lover Eric. Would their strange sens of humor and unique chemistry be enough to give love a second chance?
Quarter Past Two
Norway / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Emma Nordström
Producer: Johannes Merok
Cast: Hjördis Engberg Pramling, Jakob Söderman
Tora is an out lesbian who spends her time driving around the Swedish countryside with her male friend group. When her best friend Jakob tells her that he is leaving to go to university, Tora grapples with unexpected emotions and has to confront this disorienting part of herself, before it’s too late.
USA / Drama / 9 minutes
Director: Eyal Resh
Writer: Jacob Marx Rice
Producer: Kiera Bratton-Lewis
Cast: Lauren Ridloff, Douglas Ridloff
Jessie and Brian, a young Deaf couple, recently discovered they are about to become parents. Their neighborhood coffee shop thrums with everything left unsaid, while they unearth new ways to communicate.
Swim To Steven
USA / Drama / 15 minutes
Director/Writer: Amy French
Producer: Brenda Blair, Diana Gitelman
Cast: Diana Gitelman, Avi Rothman
When a middle-aged mother takes her young son to his first swim class, the handsome instructor jogs a memory from her adolescence and uncovers some unresolved issues in this hilariously awkward short that shows you never really grow up.
USA / Drama / 18 minutes
Director/Writer/Producer: Talita Maia
Cast: Talita Maia, Evan Williams, Idalia Valles
The feeling of not belonging and the struggle to stay real to yourself at a place of discomfort. Is criticism of the opportunist mentality prevalent in big cities and an exploration on how vulnerable people tend to get treated. It also touches on dealing with depression and anxiety. Despite delving into darker topics.
The Deliberate Death Of My Father
Canada / Drama / 13 minutes
Director/Writer: Rose Katché Duez
Producer: Rose Katché Duez, Arran Shearing, Joe Kitson
Cast: Raylene Harewood, Dean McKenzie
Zoey enters a hair salon to dye her hair for the first time. As she questions her decision she replays her recent graduation dinner where an explosive fight becomes a chance to settle an old score. Will changing her hair be a final defiance or the first act of something more meaningful?
USA / Drama / 12 minutes
Director: Jacqueline Christy
Writer: Lionel Leede, Lucia Dalla Valle
Producer: Kathleen Leede, Lionel Leede
Cast: Kathleen Leede, Lionel Leede
The story of a high-powered, New York City mom as she grapples with her two grown children’s struggle to achieve adulthood and coexist with her new female lover. Her youngest son returns home after two years of traveling with earth-shattering news. Will the nest ever empty?
USA / Drama / 22 minutes
Director: Richard Zelniker
Writer: Stephen Alkus
Producer: Richard Zelniker, Stephen Heleker
Cast: Michael Beach, Jamie McShane, Jeante Godlock
A couple engages a therapist in hopes of salvaging a problematic marriage, but things take an uncertain turn as the session unravels and past secrets emerge.
USA / Drama / 15 minutes
Director: Oliver DeFilippo
Writer: Oliver DeFilippo, Martin George Berishaj
Producer: Catie Bellinger, Martin George Berishaj
Cast: Martin George Berishaj, Camrus Johnson
A casual game of tennis between friends becomes and awakening to the relationships and the lives they take for granted.
We'll Always Have Paris
Denmark / Drama / 16 minutes
Director/Writer: Julie R. Ølgaard
Producer: Joel Hyrland, Julie R. Ølgaard
Cast: Mie Gren, Joel Hyrland
Louise is living in a happy relationship, however there is a rebelliousness within her. On a businesstrip to Paris, she is seduced by the mysterious and alluring Olivia - and it turns her life upside down.
You’re Dead Helen
France / Comedy / 24 minutes
Director/Writer: Michiel Blanchart
Producer: Lucile de Calan, Michiel Blanchart
Cast: Théophile Mo, Lucile Vignoles
Maxime, a young man in search of stability, is literally haunted by the ghost of his girlfriend Hélène, who died recently. Wishing to put an end to this unbearable situation, Maxime finally decides to break with her. But Hélène does not seem ready to accept this decision ...
Your One And Only
USA / Drama / 18 minutes
Director/Writer: Alice Biletska
Producer: Thomas Hartmann
Cast: Caitlin Gerard, Chloe Ray Warmoth
After receiving an abortion behind her husbands back in an attempt to save their marriage, Sophie comes home to find him in bed with another woman. In order to extract her revenge, she invites his young mistress, Marsha, to stay for lunch. But as the story unfolds, Sophie begins falling for Marsha, while her mind starts playing games with her. When she begins questioning her reality, she finally realizes the truth about her marriage and has to make a choice between her past and her future.