2013 Official Selections

Please see below a list of the 2013 Selections. 

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Director: Kate Rock & Tricia Delp Ireland
Short Film
A Tour de Force of Stick Figure Love. Does she like- like him too?

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Director: Lukasz Konopa
Short Film
After is a film about contemporary life in Auschwitz. In an observation from dusk till dawn, it portrays the theat ...
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Director: Mikel Rueda
Short Film
Guille and Alex don’t know each other. Each of them leads their lives in their own way. They live according to how ...
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Director: Ethan Sigmon & Caleb Andrew Ward
Short Film
A frame-by-frame crowd-sourced meditation on environmental media pollution.

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Director: Mike Lawson
Short Film
A story about a group of childhood friends who get together after three years to reconnect. As the night progresse ...
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Director: Dustin Grella
Short Film
Animation Hotline is a series of micro-animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content.

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Director: Maryosha Eggleston
Short Film
Another Man’s Treasure is a documentary film about Dale Varnam, a man with a troublesome past that inspired him to ...
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Director: Philippe Gregoire
Short Film
The end of a relationship reveals the emptiness left in a woman's life by the one she loves.

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Director: Isabel Herguera
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Animated documentary which uses the voices and drawings of a group of children who live in a clinic in India. The ...
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Director: Jeremiah Cullen
Short Film
James is a young boy who has recently lost his caring mother and now lives alone with His emotionally distanced f ...
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Director: Deborah Kelly
Short Film
Beastliness invokes prancing, preening, dancing metaphors for the feminine, sutured with history, folklore, mythos ...
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Director: Katelyn Bianchini, Asia Lancaster, & Rena Cheng
Short Film
A fearful balloon must learn to put his fragile life in the hands of an unlikely friend.

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Director: Zach Boylston
Short Film
A short documentary following amateur home brewer Zach Boylston as he explores the craft beer movement locally in ...
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Director: Jen West
Short Film
A woman is disrupted from sleep to discover a large bubble floating outside. Upon entering a seemingly happy and w ...
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Director: Ryne Seals
Short Film
Building a Better Wilmington: Giving and Volunteering in the Port City was conceptualized and overseen by Dr. Jeff ...
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Director: Niels van Koevorden
Short Film
In this intimate and moving portrait, Marc, Ernest, and Bart reflect on their impending fatherhood. They share the ...
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Director: Mikel Muro
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When no wind blows a big ship can be a deadly trap.

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Director: Madden Meiners
Short Film
Cat Show is a short film about cats and their owners at a real-life cat show event. Filmed in Wilmington, N ...
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Director: Michael Reich
Short Film
A master groomer explains the sensual methods of canine care to his beautiful young apprentice.

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Director: Amy Hall & Jason Hatfield
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Check under your couch cushions or in an old jacket and you'll be sure to find some change laying around. This sho ...
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Director: Santiago Gil
Short Film
Six people, three generations. A lake in the forest.

A boy disappears.

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Director: Brendan Hughes
Short Film
78 have tried. 78 have failed. Chronicles Simpkins is the undisputed Queen of Tetherball at Woodlake Avenue Elemen ...
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Director: Mauricio Baiocchi
Short Film
Life as a cicada told as a fairytale: two days when insect royalty convene and dreams may come true.

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Director: Jarred Alterman & Paul Sturtz
Short Film
44 years ago, it seemed like a good idea to build a squat, concrete motel in downtown Columbia, Missouri. But with ...
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Director: Austin Taylor
Short Film
Two lonely souls, bored of their safe havens, venture into new worlds and share an encounter that will nurture a f ...
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Director: Autumn Mist Belk
Short Film
Part of the feature-length dance and film work fashion briefs, Destination by Michael Kors is a short film ...
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Director: Mick Andres & Brett O’Gorman
Short Film
A stubborn old lady struggles to send a text message to her daughter.

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Director: Chase Kliber
Short Film
Mitch Cotter is untouchable. A star bounty hunter with a flawless reputation, he is the prize tool of several less ...
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Director: Bill Plympton
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The adaptation from a poem by Walt Curtis about a cowboy town that torments the local drunk.

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Director: Daniel Sousa
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A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new ...
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Director: LJ Woodard & Sam Herrick
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What happens when a group of kids individually find a trillion dollar bill on the last day of school! Journey wit ...
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Director: Cody Blue Snider
Short Film
Fool’s Day is a dark comedy about a 3rd grade class that pull an innocent, April Fool’s prank on their teac ...
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Director: Philip Buiser
Short Film
Three brothers have to figure out what to do with their newly undead brother before their parents wake up. A touch ...
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Director: Ewan Stewart
Short Film
Another day unfolds in an anonymous woman’s life, as she cooks and cleans for her uncommunicative husband and sull ...
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Director: Andreas Henn
Short Film
On May 10th, 1942, all of Yugoslavia is occupied by Nazi-Germany. Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had m ...
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Director: Catya Plate
Short Film
In a distant, post-apocalyptic future, the human race has fallen to pieces. A new breed may put it all back togeth ...
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Director: Christene Hurley
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Trapped in the school library, two teens try to keep each other calm.

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Director: Kenneth Price
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A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpen ...
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Director: John Palmer
Short Film
A soulless writer looks at his life, then decides to leave everything behind in search of his feelings and creativ ...
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Director: Michael Fitzgerald
Short Film
When Mitch and Izzy learn of their best friend's engagement, they become the last unmarried couple. Out of spite a ...
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Director: SI & AD
Short Film
An eleven year old boy, unable to fly his kite alone, befriends a peculiar girl who can not leave her caravan. read more

Director: Dwayne Martin
Short Film
Infinite is a short story of a ball's attempt to fit into a world that doesn't seem to have a place for it. ...
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Director: Maurice Martinez
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This documentary is a true story of an African American woman from rural Pender County, North Carolina, who - in s ...
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Director: Chloe Domont
Short Film
Joyful Girl follows an angsty young couple, as their relationship turns resentful and cold. Unable to conf ...
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Director: Nathan Honnold & Alex Zhuravlov
Short Film
An organic tampon saleswoman gives personal advice and insight into business and beauty.

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Director: Cameron Macgowan
Short Film
A love triangle between a man, a maiden and a monster.

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Director: Todd Looby
Short Film
Edwin G Kollie - a 15 year old Liberian war orphan and honor student - always wanted to make a Nollywood movie. So ...
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Director: Charlotte Rabate
Short Film
Lucille loses her memory in a tragic car accident. As Lucille struggles to pick up the pieces, her boyfriend and h ...
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Director: Dana Turken
Short Film
Two wolves and a dancing lamb try to decide on what to have for lunch.

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Director: Kyle Armstrong
Short Film
The Canadian Arctic is the terrestrial and extraterrestrial setting for a meditative survey of transience, from ge ...
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Director: Dwayne Martin
Short Film
Maiden Flight is a story about the strength it takes to let go of what you love most by showing how far a ...
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Director: Tom Schroeder
Short Film
Greek tragedy enacted by Belgian roosters.

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Director: Troy Carlton
Short Film
In present day New Orleans, Narco Detective Connor McDuffy prowls the streets for crime and battles the hot new st ...
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Director: Daniel Moshel
Short Film
MeTube, a hommage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promotor ...
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Director: Max Hattler
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A very brief encounter with the world of the stars.

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Director: Ruth Paxton
Short Film
Nevada is a psychological portrait of two lovers who have grown to fucking hate one another; who are well b ...
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Director: Josh Gibson
Short Film
Economic in style and subject, Nile Perch is an austere, contemplative observation of Lake Victoria fisherm ...
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Director: Patrick Cederberg & Walter Woodman
Short Film
In a story that plays out entirely on a teenager's computer screen, Noah follows its eponymous protagonist ...
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Director: Boudewijn Koole
Short Film
A light grey room. A slender woman of 50 and a 12-year-old boy. Joined together like the links of a chain. Changin ...
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Director: Leah Shore
Short Film
For more than 20 years Charles Manson has refused to communicate directly with the outside world. Until Now. These ...
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Director: Jennifer Malmqvist
Short Film
This dialogue-free film about an execution describes what happens when the system becomes more important than huma ...
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Director: Robert Cummins
Short Film
Four high school students invent a new way to capture Green Energy. With help from their 4th grade science teacher ...
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Director: Andrew Nackman
Short Film
Paulie is a 9 year old in the 7th grade. Used to being the smartest kid in the room, Paulie aces every test, wins ...
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Director: Michael Rosander
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When the Crutchfield twins disappear during summer school, it's up to a pair of courageous young students to solve ...
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Director: Jordan Ray Allen & Babette Siobhan Johnson
Short Film
Over 50,0000 adults in Wilmington, North Carolina are functionally illiterate - meaning they do not have the adequ ...
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Director: Lauren Cook
Short Film
Using century old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analogue process. It was animated directly ...
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Director: Jordan Ray Allen
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In this anachronistic homage to the classic film noir genre, vintage mobsters roam the modern day streets with tom ...
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Director: Jean-François Asselin
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Mathieu seeks all ways to attract attention to himself.

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Director: Andreas Guzman
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An unmotivated 23 year old expatriate living in NC, Remy spends his days playing soccer and goofing around with hi ...
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Director: Matt Gossett
Short Film
Video circuit-bending helps us see how combining multiple indeterminate elements can create a new rhythm of its ow ...
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Director: Caleb Johnson
Short Film
Hannah is caught between her husband and a new lover. What began as an impulsive tryst has grown into something en ...
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Director: Emily Carmichael
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Two video game characters forge an unlikely romance.

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Director: Clay Liford
Short Film
Sam loves Harry Potter so much, he writes his own fan fiction. Only it's highly erotic...and he's 13.

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Director: Lindsay Lindenbaum
Short Film
Home movies and family photographs rarely tell the whole story of someone's life. Instead, they tell a story that ...
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Director: Joey Shanks
Short Film
Sci-Fly is a space adventure short film that follows the tiny vessel 'Spud' trying to elude the death of th ...
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Director: Caleb Andrew Ward
Short Film
Utilizing only close-ups from home videos shot between 2007-2013 Sedatephobia explores what goes on when we ...
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Director: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
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Behind the scenes of a hit reality TV show, a jaded producer and a spurned beauty queen face off in mental mortal ...
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Director: Steven Briand
Short Film
What if we could escape our daily routine for a moment ? A step, just one, that could move us miles away from here ...
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Director: Jordana Spiro
Short Film
SKIN is the story of a child taxidermist who is an outsider in his small town. He is entranced by a girl wh ...
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Director: Julia Anna Tasker
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Set in depression era Mississippi, Skinny Jo must make a day's long journey to meet up with the Choctaw med ...
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Director: Sam Firth
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Sam filmed herself every day on the shore of a sea loch at exactly the same time with camera locked in exactly the ...
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Director: Lance Johnson
Short Film
A lone nature photographer hiking the Appalachian Trail makes a life-threatening discovery, when he finds out he’s ...
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Director: Tess Martin
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Sometimes life models don't stay as still as you'd like, and drastic measures are necessary.

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Director: Annie Berman
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Created entirely within Google, Street Views is a somnambulist tour defying natural laws of perspective, ti ...
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Director: Nicole Triche
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Dennis Harris and Wendy Christensen have built lives around a vocation many people never even consider: taxidermy. ...
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Director: Sean Kirkpatrick
Short Film
The Addiction No One Talks About is a short comedy film about one woman's obsession with bacon. As her fam ...
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Director: Joe Ahern
Short Film
When Clark discovers that the beloved painting he inherited from his grandfather is missing, he immediately suspec ...
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Director: Celia Rowlson-Hall
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A woman goes great lengths for the role of "Clipboard Woman".

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Director: Nash Edgerton & Spencer Susser
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A man wakes up with a hangover, only to discover the consequences of his actions.

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Director: Jacob Mertens
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An experimental documentary about how we relate to death.

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Director: Nate Daniel
Short Film
When a local redneck finds a gentleman laying in the middle of a deserted road, he quickly finds that no good deed ...
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Director: Hillary Pierce, Peter Carolla & Nick Gooler
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The One Who Builds is a 37 minute documentary film about the life and work of Dr. Omer Omer, once a Sudanes ...
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Director: Brian McGinn
Short Film
Ashrita Furman holds the official record for the most Guinness World Records by one individual, including marks fo ...
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Director: Sam Handel
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The River is a comedic journey to the river with a pregnant Maria (Lauren Ambrose) on a sweltering hot day. ...
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Director: Ryan Spindell
Short Film
In the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood ...
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Director: Jason B. Kohl
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A pig farmer tests his unemployed son's resolve to join the family business.

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Director: Johnny Gray
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Since the United States Surgeon General is having so much success making You Tube videos, he's documenting the war ...
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Director: Andy Rakich
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Jake, a virgin, learns the perils of sex and jealous girlfriends.

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Director: Jonny Look
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A lonesome drifter stumbles upon a strange but familiar site, and becomes the perfect prey for two outlaws looking ...
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Director: Col Spector
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Ruth Negga (12 Years A Slave, World War Z) and Al Weaver (Marie Antoinette, Me & Orson Welles) star in a comedy ab ...
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Director: Gabrielle Despaigne
Short Film
Throwing a party can be fun!
Other times...not so much. Between planning, inviting people, and making sure ...
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Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
Short Film :: Works-in-Progress
Tommy is a sixty year-old man autistic man with the life-long dream of singing with a Big Band. Against all odds, ...
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Director: Deborah Haywood
Short Film
When Sophie and Megan play Mummies and Daddies... we learn rather a lot about Mummy, and Daddy.

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Director: Max Hattler
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Do you need more proof? Sensational crystal-clear footage of shape-shifting UFOs recorded under the influence in F ...
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Director: Levi Vasquez
Short Film
The ever attentive ear of the government is fixed on the surveillance of the people. Every conversation is heard, ...
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Director: Oliver Mellan
Short Film


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Director: Martin Rosete
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I-won’t-tell-you-whose voice over guides us through three extreme situations which are actually the same. Will you ...
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Director: Brad Land & Alan Scott Neal
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After a friend offers a down-on-his-luck young man called Orange a chance to escape his meager existence as a home ...
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Director: Dustin Bowser & Brie Larson
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She wants to go. He wants her to stay. Neither gets quite what they want.

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Director: Emma Cook
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In documentary an array of people are asked the same questions on controversial topics, then they are then asked w ...
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Director: Amy Seimetz
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With a hurricane threatening to destroy her way of life, When We Lived in Miami is a hypnotic short about t ...
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Director: Jacob Niedzwiecki
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Director: Daniel Koehler and Liv Dubendorf
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In this inspiring story from the struggle for marriage equality, a photographer takes up his camera to fight a pr ...
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Director: Wolfgang Hastert
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Story of a man with a toy camera who brings joy and happiness to the folks in his neighborhood in Durham, North Ca ...
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