2014 Official Selections 

See below for our list of early selections. More films will be added all the way until the first week of October.  

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Director: Jens Dahl
Short Film
Two girls reunited after a traumatic near-death experience, which occurs in 10 central minutes of 24-year-old Juli ...
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Director: Wil Weldon
Short Film
In a small town in North Carolina, Allan Gurganus has built a lifestyle of writing and studying local subjects. Th ...
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Director: Oguzhan Kaya
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In a city far away from the nature, a man wakes up, has his breakfast and starts a perfect day. ...
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Director: Max Hattler
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This animated diorama maps out a very large increase in size, amount, or importance of something over a short peri ...
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Director: Frances Bodomo
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It’s July 16, 1969, and America is preparing to launch Apollo 11; thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academ ...
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Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
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A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he u ...
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Director: Signe Pierce & Alli Coates
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Director: Martin Rath
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A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by hardened locals and unforgiving terrain, ...
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Director: Alan Scott Neal
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After inheriting their parents’ property, Mary-Ann and Sue, decide to split a small acre of land making them neigh ...
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Director: Luca Fattore
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It´s a short film where the film cuts and the animation are in sink with a piece of classical music by Rimsky Kors ...
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Director: Marc Russo
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Technology moves faster than light. It affords us opportunities to experience life in a new way. But while it open ...
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Director: Hannah Cheesman
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Jamie knows nothing about cheese, but while on an errand she’s unwittingly drawn into a contest with the heady pat ...
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Director: David Redmon & Ashley Sabin
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Donkeys actively return the filmmaker’s gaze in “Choreography,” an experiential documentary that inverts a vérité ...
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Director: Borja Cobeaga
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The manager of a company proposes a daring plan for keeping the workers' morale high. ...
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Director: Simon Intihar
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A man, who caused a tragedy which hurt his and his family's lives, wants only one thing: That the people he cares ...
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Director: Cara Connolly & Martin Clark
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At a remote boarding school in the Scottish Highlands in the 1980s, Reg and her best friend Smith share their dorm ...
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Director: Ava Lowrey
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Set in Coosa County, Alabama, this film highlights this quintessential piece of the south as it slips on the verge ...
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Director: Lexi Lefkowitz
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Violet is an isolated, but spunky, 7-year-old trying to fit into a world she doesn't quite understand. ...
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Director: Ocean Demuth, Medina Dennie & Zaiyah Dennie
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Two turtles embark on a quest for friendship. They encounter a sea monster, a sasquatch, and magical fairies befor ...
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Director: Mitchell Rose
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Two seconds of dance from 50 filmmakers on all seven continents choreographed by Bebe Miller are sewn together int ...
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Director: Janicza Bravo
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A paraplegic man leaves home to be on his own. ...
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Director: Amanda Edwards
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This short film that asks the question: Do you feel safe in your community? Wilmington, North Carolina—like any Am ...
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Director: Peter Mackie Burns
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Lucy Licari is thirty years old today and is trying to unfuck her life, but she's not trying too hard. Why should ...
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Director: Jordan Ray Allen
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Director: Robert Hillyer Barnett
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A woman returns to a mountain town to pack up her recently deceased father's home. When she encounters a barefoot ...
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Director: Izibene OÑederra
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I told her I was a filmmaker... and nothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain ...
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Director: Leah Shore
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A young couple's mutual declarations of love escalate to increasingly absurd extremes. ...
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Director: Chris McKee
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An encounter between two strangers leads to a disturbing eventuality. ...
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Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
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A bewitching yet restless tale of two Londoners who find each other. ...
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Director: Christian Larrave
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Lesley the Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with h ...
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Director: François Jaros
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Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Mucus. Masturbation. Pop tart. Pigeons. Toothpaste. Hospit ...
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Director: Matt Nunn
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High school bully and his wallflower victim lock horns in a moving confrontation about the relativeness of oppress ...
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Director: Zachary Davenport
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Director: Alexandra Hulme & Celia Rowlson-Hall
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Big dreams, duck hunts, and balls to the wall whimsy. ...
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Director: Efren Hernandez
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Veronica and Efren take a trip with an implied permanent vacation. ...
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Director: Jon Kasbe
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MIPSO is a young bluegrass band, well loved in their home state of North Carolina. But their first tour was in Jap ...
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Director: Louis Paxton
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Love musicals? Hate musicals? Then this charming comedy is for you! A tale of magic and optimism...and childhood t ...
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Director: Matthew VanDyke
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A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 2 ...
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Director: Brian Bolster
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Told almost entirely through voice-mail messages, “One Year Lease” documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Ca ...
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Director: Ken Lam
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Todd and Tamara’s perfect life begins to crumble once they sense that someone’s watching. ...
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Director: Jamal Joseph Jr
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Lexington Wynters is a recently out-on-the-street postal carrier from rural New York. She’s led a hard life full o ...
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Director: Jonathan Landau
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Five co-workers on their way to a company function face adversity and discover some unexpected truths along the wa ...
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Director: Evan Mann
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Forged from a discombobulated process without regards to plot, this narrative unfurls revealing a video organism, ...
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Director: Chip Hackler
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This music video was a class project of the 3rd grade AIG film academy at Bradley Creek Elementary School in Wilm ...
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Director: Annie Silverstein
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Raised by a single mother on an isolated subdivision in rural Texas, fourteen-year-old Leila's deepest connection ...
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Director: Kate Tsang
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An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his best friend/creator starts to grow up. ...
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Director: Sarah Kinlaw
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An experiment in fantasy and social bravery, "Black Room Blues" by director and SoftSpot member Sarah Kinlaw docum ...
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Director: Moon Molson
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Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at the Harlem projects to deliver Sayeeda Porter news regarding he ...
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Director: Sophie-Clémentine Dubois
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The Dandelion, or How to save a restaurant with a hedgehog, a singing fish and a little bit of imagination... ...
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Director: John R. Dilworth
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In this animated horror comedy, a cowardly dog named Courage must rescue his lovely owner, Muriel from a vengeful ...
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Director: Tony Wash
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Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her ey ...
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Director: Neil Christopher
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This gorgeous animation tells the tale of a compassionate polar bear who adopts a young boy and teaches him the sk ...
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Director: Mars Incrucio
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A camera crew follows special investigations cop, Dan Fromme, as he delves into a sordid underworld of meaningless ...
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Director: Maryna Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko
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Ukrainian policeman gets into the sarcastic situation, which metaphorically reflects heavy Ukrainian present. ...
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Director: Paul Allen Tillery IV
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This is the story of Thundercluck, the Viking chicken with the power of thunder. Half mortal. Half god. All natura ...
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Director: Evan Vetter
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Exhausted and on the run from a desperate bank robbery, a mangy gang finds shelter at a small farmhouse of a frail ...
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Director: Stephanie Laing
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No man is an island--but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle. A once promising food scientist, his career ...
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Director: Ben Joyner
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When the law shows up looking for a retired schoolteacher's grandson, things take a turn for the worst. In this br ...
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Director: Jaime Snyder
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Florence rescues a stray cat from a gang of teenagers. After taking the feline to an isolated building, her true i ...
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Director: Charlie Anderson
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Sue wants to have a baby, but first she needs her husband to quit smoking. Bob has been trying and failing for mon ...
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Director: Lena Greene
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An island of bikini-clad, saggy ladies spend their lives drinking martinis and living on the beach, until one day ...
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Director: Kira Bursky
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A fantasy drama about teen depression and sexuality. Delilah has decided to kill herself on her 18 birthday, but h ...
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Director: Daniel Robin
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After being withheld by the TSA, this filmmaker examines the authenticity of culture through home movies, archival ...
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Director: Michelle Witten
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Ian and Anita escape unseen pursuers and arrive at a cabin in the desert. They seek a few days of solace together, ...
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Director: Noam Sharon
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A little girl asks her mom a simple question, and gets a weird answer... ...
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