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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.

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Aniksha
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.

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Babatoura
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!

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Brother Troll
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.

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Cassandra
USA / Drama / 20 minutes 

Director/Writer: Lia Lenart

Producer: Bobbie Lucas

Cast: Mathia Vargas, Brian Fitzgerald, Hannah Fournier

When college freshman Cassandra inadvertently witnesses a drunken encounter between friends, she is compelled to investigate whether it was consensual.

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Corona Date
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.

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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.

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Eva
USA / Drama / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Ming Jue Hu

Producer: Ming Jue Hu, Fan He, Candy Hu

Jenny’s father is getting remarried this weekend. She has to make a decision if she want to be friend with her new stepsister.

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Heartland
USA / Drama / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Jahmil Eady

Producer: Selena Leoni

Cast: Haskell V Anderson III, Maxine Goynes

A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.

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Like Daughter, Like Mother
USA / Drama / 19 minutes

Director: Clyde Baldo

Writer: Devi Morgan

Producer: Randi Sloane

Cast: Devi Morgan, Jordan Gosnell

A mother and daughter navigate the world of online dating together.

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Love In Brooklyn
USA / Drama / 9 minutes

Director/Writer/Producer: Eric Yang

Cast: David Ginlet, Briana Cortesiano

A woman's affair with a married man is put to the test when she discovers that she's pregnant.

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Lulu
USA / Comedy / 11 minutes

Director/Writer: Chester Howie

Producer: Stephanie Furtun

Cast: Ashley Romans, Kelley Mack, Ryan Culver

Hiding out in the mountains after a successful heist, a young con artist relives a tumultuous day with her best friend and her boyfriend.

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Moon
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Paris-Montreal
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?

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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.

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See Through
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.

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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.

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Tell Her It's Over
USA / Drama / 10 minutes

Director/Writer: Joanna Leeds

Producer: Hal Schwartz, Jim Wareck, Joanna Leeds

Cast: Joanna Leeds, Andrew Friedman

A hapless therapist struggles to get through an awkward session with an opinionated young woman and her cheating fiancé.

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Tempest Desert
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.

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The Call
USA / Drama / 14 minutes

Director/Writer: Aisha Schliessler

Producer: Aisha Schliessler, Luke Arreguin

Cast: Juno Temple

A woman discovers a secret that changes everything.

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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?

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The Dependents
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?  

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The Imperfect Picture
USA / Drama / 13 minutes

Director/Writer: Coxy Chiara Rodoni

Producer: Tre’shonda Sheffey, Adam Hahn, 
Dan Punshon Smith

Cast: Elizabeth Henstridge, Simon Kassianides

In a world obsessed with perfection, an eclectic woman realizes that life is better imperfect.

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Unspoken
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.

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Volley
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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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