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1, 2, 3, All Eyes on Me
Directed by Emil Gallardo 15 minDrama

A loving teacher gets caught in a crisis that engulfs her campus, threatening the kids in her care.

A Living Sculpture
Directed by Diana Chire 8 minDrama, Experimental

Francesca, a horn player and music composition student is contemplating the pros and cons of continuing a relationship with Nick, an artist. A Living Sculpture explores and dissects the problematic idea of the female muse in the 21st century.

A Woman
Directed by Tahmina Rafaella 13 minDrama, Foreign

A young, modern mother struggles to find her place in Baku, Azerbaijan, a culture simultaneously Muslim and secular, progressive as it is traditional, and like her at a crossroads of seeming contradictions.

Adam (With An Eye)
Directed by Derrick Duan 6 minAnimation, Romance

Adam has embarked on an interstellar exploration, while his partner’s life continues on Earth. With the time and space between them, the lovers struggle to stay in touch, until one day she discovered something that Adam has secretly left behind.

Ashes to Ashes
Directed by Taylor Rees & Renan Ozturk 25 minHistory, Documentary

Winfred Rembert, a survivor of an attempted lynching in 1967, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with a woman who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. 

Black Boys Can't Cry
Directed by Victor Gabriel 5 minExperimental, Drama

A dutiful, loving father is haunted by a secret that he continues to bury in silence.  Only the prayerful hands of his grandmother can help channel his buried emotion from taking control.

Directed by Bridget Moloney 11 minComedy, Sci Fi & Fantasy

Blocks follows Ashleigh, who is consumed by parenthood to the point of sickness. When her illness manifests as vomiting plastic toy blocks, she has to find a way to set some boundaries.

Coffee Shop Names
Directed by Deepak Sethi 8 minComedy, Action & Adventure

Three Indian friends on their regular coffee break discuss what their "coffee shop names" are and their made-up personas behind them.

Directed by Rebecca Halfon 13 minComedy, Coming-of-Age

Drunk with power after getting her braces off, 13-year-old Esther tries to seduce her oblivious Hebrew tutor.

Freeride Skiing at Home
Directed by Philipp Klein Herrero 1 minExperimental

This is what happens when you force a Ski Bum to stay home when he should be skiing. (Created during quarantine)

Directed by Diego Escobar 5 minFamily

A mother does everything within her reach to try and make her daughter happy during quarantine, to avoid making her memories ghosts from the past. (Created during quarantine)

Hand in Hand
Directed by Ennio Ruschetti 4 minComedy, Horror

Only a formal handshake separates two politicians from a sealed contract. But as both stubbornly try to gain the upper hand within the gesture, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own.

Directed by Thessa Meijer 3 minComedy, Sci Fi & Fantasy

During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she is on thin ice.

La Historia de Mateo
Directed by Malona P. Badelt 23 minDocumentary, Family

"La Historia de Mateo" follows a family from Central America fleeing deadly gang violence with their two small children. When legally seeking asylum, one-year-old Mateo is torn from his father’s arms by U.S. immigration

Directed by Alan Hicks 39 minComing-of-Age, Documentary

Liv and her older sister Tess are inseparable siblings, who from a young age share a musical bond. But behind the music and happy images hides a terrifying secret. Liv rides the waves of hope and despair, older sister Tess desperately fights to save her.

Directed by Max Cianci, Anthony Peduzzi 5 minThriller

A man follows mysterious trails through a seemingly abandoned building. (Created during quarantine)

No Crying at the Dinner Table
Directed by Carol Nguyen 16 minDocumentary, Experimental

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her family to craft a portrait of love, grief and intergenerational trauma.

Postcards from the End of the World
Directed by Konstantinos Antonopoulos 23 minComedy, Drama

Trapped in their marriage, Dimitra and Dimitris try to endure their summer vacation with their two daughters on a remote island. Unexpectedly, human civilization collapses.

Running Out
Directed by Avi Kaye 9 minDrama, Family

Jake needs to leave now, or he'll miss his flight—but his laptop is missing, his girlfriend’s still packing, and his mom won’t stop calling. Just when he thinks things couldn’t get any worse…

Sixth of June
Directed by Henry Roosevelt 15 minHistory, Documentary

Sainte-Mère-Église was ground zero on D-Day. For 75 years, people of all countries, races and faiths have gathered to commemorate veterans whose sacrifice changed the world.  Sixth of June is the story of why we remember and what we lose if we forget.

Janina Gavankar, Russo Schelling 14 minHorror

An agoraphobic woman finds a suspicious, hollow wall in her house.

The 410 (pilot episode)
Directed by Renuka Jeyapalan 26 minCrime, Drama

Hard-boiled noir meets hipster chill in this tale of familial strife and vigilante justice. Desperate to bail her father out of jail, Suri (Indian, blonde & bougie) comes face-to-face with the criminal underworld operating inside her suburban community.

The Devil's Harmony
Directed by Dylan Holmes Williams 15 minComing-of-Age, Horror

A bullied teenage girl leads an a cappella club on a trail of destruction against her high school enemies.

The Speech
Directed by Haohao Yan 25 minComing-of-Age, History

Beijing, 2003 - While the SARS epidemic unravels social norms, three eight-year-old girls uncover personal truths during a school lockdown.

Directed by Paula Neudorf & Arianna LaPenne 34 minDocumentary

In “Unadopted,” YR Media's 22 year old producer Noel Anaya investigates why the foster care system never found him a “forever family” — and why he was taken from his biological parents in the first place. 

Un diable dans la poche
Directed by Antoine Bonnet & Mathilde Loubes 6 minCrime, Animation

A group of children witnesses a crime and is forced to remain silent. Auguste, the youngest, finds the burden too heavy and decides to reveal this secret. To punish this treason, the rest of the kids plan to get rid of him.

White Eye
Directed by Tomer Shushan 20 minDrama, Crime

A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger. In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.

Zorg II
Directed by Auden Lincoln-Vogel 22 minSci Fi & Fantasy, Experimental

An alien comes to earth in hopes of starring in a sci-fi blockbuster.

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Each of our shorts blocks is designed to take our audiences on a full-spectrum emotional journey. We sprinkle in a little of everything - drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, genre, and international flavor. What unites these films and makes them part of our lineup? We have found that they all have aftertaste. Curious to learn more? Check out pre-taped filmmaker Q&As. And don’t forget to vote in our audience survey!



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