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Directed by Georgi M. Unkovski 19 minComedy, Drama

After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

I Never Picked Cotton
Directed by Hanna Adams, Cole Bacani, Max Edmeier , Dariel Filomeno, Alexandra Gottlieb , NamQuyen “Q” Le, Yolanda Morgan, Victoria Perez, Benjamin Ragasa , Josie Stocks, John Stover, Jinghan Tian 4 minAnimation, Family

Yolanda Morgan recalls her experiences with racism and the impact it has had on her. Produced in USC's CTAN 470 Documentary Animation Production class by 12 student directors.

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…

Directed by Koya Kamura 25 minDrama, Romance

Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Murai braves danger and wanders through the no-go zone in order to spend time with Jun, his eight-year-old son.

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.

Hot Dog
Patrick Muhlberger 10 minComedy

Captured in a single, uninterrupted shot, a new manager's life unravels when his employees discover a dog trapped in a hot car. Will they put down their iced coffees and save this pup's life?

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. 

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