A Change In My City

A Change In My City

A Change In My City

Directed by Carlos Hernandez

Short Short | 2 min | USA

After the overwhelming frustration that has gone through my mind facing difficulties in the city i call home, I decided to explore the feelings and explain these emotions. With a camera in one hand and a pen in the other I created this to convey the sentiments of regret and regret that i've felt as we've watched these changes without doing anything. This isn't only an issue that affects my city, but rather one that is felt throughout the world as new developments occur. As communities it is our job to help our neighbors and it is now our time to act!

 

 

A day in the life

A Day in the Life

A day in the life

Directed by Joy Levy

Qwik Qlips | 1 min | USA

A mini summer adventure!

A Journey to from Love

A Journey to from Love

A Journey to from Love

Directed by Abdullah Al-mulla

International Short | 15 min | Drama, Spiritual | Doha

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A journey into the mind of someone suffering from loss. Not knowing what to do when Hajir leaves him, Ashiq keeps all his feelings inside, allowing the pain to fester within his mind, body, and soul. He goes through the five stages of grief – denial, anger, depression, bargaining and, finally, acceptance. At each stage, he delves deeper into his soul, until finally, within his heart of hearts, he finally sees reality as it truly is. His pain will be no more and he will be free, able to love again.

 

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words

Directed by Mara Bush

Jersey Short | 14 min | USA

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Christine, forced to live in a new and unwelcome reality, hopes a special set of polaroids will provide her with a tangible keepsake. As she looks back on the little moments captured in the photos, she doesn't quite find what she's looking for but instead finds just what she needs.

 

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Directed by Samantha Artese

Jersey Short | 6 min | Drama, Inspiration | USA

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Lily finds herself at a crossroads in life while in pursuit of her dream.



Ain’t Too Much To Ask

Ain't Too Much To Ask

Ain't Too Much To Ask

Directed by Jas boothe

Music Video | 4 min | USA

1 homeless veteran is 1 too many; prevention is the key. After returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, we then have to fight the war at home. For some veterans, American soil is the most hostile territory they have experienced. Homelessness was a mission they were never trained for.

All Aboard the Gravy Train

All Aboard the Gravy Train by Andrew Benedict

All Aboard the Gravy Train

Directed by Andrew Benedict

Short | 10 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery | USA

Kenny goes grocery shopping in the middle of the night to avoid interaction, but his whole life is challenged when he meets someone named Gary, who happens to be a giant, talking can of gravy.

 

All About Rita

All About Rita by Guy Chachkas

All About Rita

Directed by Guy Chachkas

Jersey Short Short | 4 min | Detective, Drama | USA

A worried husband goes to a private investigator to discover if his wife is cheating on him. The answers he gets lead to a decision that will affect the lives of all involved. Be careful what you wish for!

 

Art of Obsession

Art of Obsession by Ryan M. Andrews

Art of Obsession

Directed by Ryan M. Andrews

International Feature | 124 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller | Canada

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After losing his family in a car accident and seeing his latest work bomb, famous novelist, Kennedy Sait, becomes a recluse and turns to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain he feels. Struggling to make it through day to day, Kennedy's life is turned around after meeting his neighbor's new wife, Patricia. Infatuated with her, she becomes his "muse" and she not only inspires him to create again, but she also inspires him to live again. But his infatuation with her, becomes a dangerous obsession. And so he doesn't lose Patricia, he kidnaps her and keeps her prisoner in his attic. Police comb the neighborhood, hoping to find a trace of the missing woman, never knowing that she is right under their noses the whole time. Patricia tries keeping a level head and is always looking for a way to escape, though she fears she may never break free of her capture as Kennedy's grasp on reality continues on a frightening downward spiral.

 

Artificial World

Artificial World

Artificial World

Directed by Bas Jansen

International Short Short | 4 min | 3D Animation, Sci-Fi, Virtual Reality | UK

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In a world in which humans destroyed the planet and thereby killing almost all living organisms, the humans that are still left, decide to create an Artificial Intelligence computer to restore the balance on earth. The purpose of the computer is to create a new world. The computer gets more power and is acting like a creator. Do we want this? Is there still a place for humans? And do we trust the judgment of a machine? With my film, I want to make my audience aware of which way the world is going. Thereby comparing Science and religion, and Inquire if there is still a place for humans on this new world.

 

Asburied in Time A Greeting Through Asbury Park’s Unique History

Asburied in Time A Greeting Through Asbury Park's Unique History

Asburied in Time: A Greeting Through Asbury Park's Unique History

Directed by Bridget Machete

Feature  | 90 min | Documentary | USA

The film has been in production for a few years creating local interest in it. Our story features the history and how Asbury Park is now "a tale of two cities" in one- the east side is the cash cow completely revitalized while parts of the west side need help that aren't given focus. It features a local family of 2nd and 4th generation Italian Americans who immigrated to Asbury Park struggling with rising prices, rent prices on their family business, school district issues and overall safeness of raising a family in the affordable areas while still trying to keep strong roots in Asbury Park, the place where their family has called home since the 1800s. As we follow this family, we learn more how although the city is in the best shape it's been, many have been pushed out due to eminent domain, prices and the city fixating on only one part of the city and how this affects a local family and business owners.

This film is screening  during our Gala Opening Night

Bae

Bae

Bae

Directed by Ryan Cervasio

Short Short | 2 min | Comedy | USA

Enjoying a quiet night with bae

 

Big Booom

Big Booom

Big Booom

Directed by Marat Narimanov

International Short Short | 4 min | Action, Animation, Historical | Russia

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The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes. An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humor, action and tragedy.

Blacked Out

Blacked Out

Blacked Out

Directed by Highland Park African-American History Project

Jersey Short | 27 min | Documentary, History | USA

In the diverse and progressive small town of Highland Park, NJ, a disturbing piece of art is found in a primary school, and a group of student filmmakers try to solve the mystery of who created it and why it was allowed to be publicly displayed for

Brad

Brad by Stephen Hunt

Brad

Directed by Stephen Hunt

Documentary Short | 8 min | USA

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In this documentary short, Detroit based IBEW Electrician, Labor organizer and Artist, Brad Ballard gives a tour of his warehouse and studio where the art collective, Apetechnology produces electromechanical works of art. Ballard offers his perspective on the significance of the labor movement and examines the challenges facing the city of Detroit. in "Brad" the filmmaker attempts to capture the passion and spirit of this extraordinary man.

Bradley Beach: The Good Ole Days

Bradley Beach- The Good Ole Days

Bradley Beach: The Good Ole Days

Directed by Stevie Doueck

Documentary Feature | 70 min | USA

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This wildly entertaining documentary by filmmaker Stevie Doueck, takes us for a ride down memory lane with a group of summer vacationers along the Jersey Shore in the quaint town of Bradley Beach New Jersey during the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s.

Having settled during the summer months from the thirties through the seventies, this group managed to stay life-long friends for over a sixty-year period. Their friendship has stood the test of time, as they share in this documentary all those happy-go-lucky moments together, triggered by the simple acts they shared as a group. The ultimate question asked is: could those wonderful fun years be re-captured, and could their children, and grandchildren continue the tradition they experienced?

 

Broken Lullaby

Broken Lullaby by Bill McGarvey

Broken Lullaby

Directed by Bill McGarvey

Jersey Short Short | 3 min | Animation | USA

A musical note's journey to find harmony.

Bruber

Bruber by Vin Brue

Bruber

Directed by Vincent & Eve Brue

Jersey Short | 28 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

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After receiving a bittersweet memento in the mail, Uber Driver / Musician Vincent Brue attempts to keep his rock and roll dreams alive by booking a gig at a local bar and trying to convert his passengers into fans. Is rock stardom right around the corner, or is that just another dead end?

Burn This House Down

Burn This House Down by Jeremy Parsons

Burn This House Down

Directed by Jeremy Parsons and Three Hat Media

Music Video | 4 min | Country, Indie, Rock | USA

Music video from Nashville based singer-songwriter.

Chaos (a fish tale)

Chaos (A Fish Tale) by Alita Serra

Chaos (a fish tale)

Directed by Alita Serra

International Short Short | 3 min | Animation | UK

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When something shakes you up badly, all of your ideas, feelings, perceptions… all of the certainties you once stood for suddenly become mixed in a tide of randomness.

Chip McDougal: Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch by Chip McDougal

Chip McDougal: neighborhood watch

Directed by Vince Arrigo

Jersey Short | 12 min | Action, Comedy, Family | USA

Chip McDougal is the leader and sole member of the Neighborhood Watch. He's here to keep the neighborhood safe, happy and secure.. Even if no one wants him to.

Click

Click

Click

Directed by R.G. Rader

Jersey Short | 7 min | Drama | USA

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A war widow realizes that sometimes the smallest sound has the biggest impact

Cockadoodle Do or Cockadoodle Don’t

Cockadoodle Do or Cockadoodle Don't by Ariel Lefkowitz

Cockadoodle Do or Cockadoodle Don't

Directed by Ariel Lefkowitz

Short Animation | 3 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | Canada

A romantic comedy about a woman that knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to get it. She loves her men, but she loves food more.

Count Your Curses

Count Your Curses by Lorène Yavo

Count Your Curses

Directed by Lorène Yavo

Animation Short | 9 min | Fantasy, Horror, Humor | Belgium

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In a town where supernatural beings are part of everyday life, two roommates face a recurring problem: their house spirit was devoured by an unknown creature overnight. They go on their way to find a replacement spirit and a solution to their pest problem.

Death of an Umbrella Salesman

Death Of An Umbrella Salesman

Death of an Umbrella Salesman

Directed by Steve Herold

Jersey Short |15 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

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Stanley Grimp, a door-to-door umbrella salesman, struggles trying to make his first sale, avoid his ex-wife and reconcile with how his life turned out this way.

Deja vu

Déjà vu by Babylon Gate Films

Déjà vu

Directed by Babylon Gate Films

Music Video | 6 min | Dubai

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A story between two lovers and how they met for the first time

Distance

Distance

Distance

Directed by Craig Nisperos

Short | 12 min | Drama | USA

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A modern-day immigration story that focuses on a man's struggle with being away from his family and his home.

Divided

Divided by Lance J. Reha

Divided

Directed by Lance J. Reha

Short | 11 min | Drama | USA

A son attempts to reunite with his estranged father.

Dovere for Camden

Dovere for Camden

Dovere for Camden

Directed by Douglas Clayton

Jersey Short | 26 min| Documentary | USA

Dovere is an Italian word for responsibility, respect. Joe Papryzcki and Pepe Piperno felt a responsibility to deliver the respect that their beloved, broken city - Camden, New Jersey - deserved. Once a thriving city, Camden fell on hard times in the 1960s and 1970s. Drugs, crime, and corrupt politicians brought the city to its knees. Joe, Pepe, and a small group of fo

Draw

Draw

Draw

Directed by Christian Cordes

Jersey Short Short |2 min | Animation, Comedy, Western | USA

Draw is an animated comedy about two infamous gunslingers who meet in the middle of the desert for a showdown that takes a rather annoying yet comical twist.

Ender & Valentine “Wires”

Ender & Valentine Wires

Ender & Valentine "Wires"

Directed by David Lowry

Music Video | 4 min | USA

Music video for the Ender & Valentine song 'Wires'

Epic Jump

Epic Jump by Lorem Ipsum

Epic Jump (Feat. Coolest Mom)

Directed by Joy Levy

Jumping out of the sky

Qwik Qlip | 1 min | USA

 

Evol

Evol

Evol

Directed by Michael Perrone

Feature | 87 min | Drama, Romance | USA

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Evol is a reflection of a feeling, we have all felt; The moment love strikes you by surprise, and cripples you for the rest of eternity with its overwhelming and controlling emotional impedances.

That nostalgic feeling men and women of all ages know, but told through the eyes of a somewhat, angsty, prophetic 17 year old boy from Montauk New York. Through his struggles in his journey we see the brutalities of life and the realities of love, and become understanding of the constant struggle that connects all humans; The gift and the curse - love.

 

 

Exulansis

Exulansis by Lorem Ipsum

Exulansis

Directed by Melanie Weldon and Adrienne Johnson

Animation Short | 2 min | Experimental, Student | USA

Exulansis is a visual representation providing insight into the experience and symptoms of anxiety and borderline personality disorders. For those with these experiences, it can be difficult to translate the abstract and nuanced feelings into something relatable to others.

F.A.M.

F.A.M. by Kyle Romanek

F.A.M.

Directed by Kyle Romanek

Prime Time Pilot | 30 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

Inspired by a true story, F.A.M. is a half-hour drama about a black blended family trying to live a normal life in the all-white suburb of Roswell, GA. The story covers the life of Trey, who is trying to balance his relationship with three women: Traci - his ex and the mother of his child, Dara - his new wife, and Olivia - his 15-year-old daughter who is struggling with he

Fear

Fear by Lu Pulici & Josep Piris

Fear

Directed by Lu Pulici & Josep Piris

Music Video | 5 min | Animation | Italy

Music Video of the song FEAR by Jorge da Rocha.
Choreography by Zero en Conducta Teatre del Moviment
Directed by Lu Pulici & Josep Piris
Produced by 22S Productions

Foreign

Foreign by Timothy Ross

Foreign

Directed by Timothy Ross

Jersey Short Short | 4 min | Action, Crime | Switzerland

In a society that mistrusts foreigners, a Swiss lawyer with Arabic roots becomes a victim of prejudice due to his Middle-Eastern origins.

Free Me

Free Me by Peter Ncanywa, Matthew Salamone

Free Me

Directed by Peter Ncanywa, Matthew Salamone

Music Video | 5 min | Pop | USA

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"Free Me" is the official music video for the song by Peter Ngqibs. The video depicts how he has transformed and continues to as he moves through various stages in life seeking personal freedom.

Friends for Life

Friends for life by Philip Curcuru, Jim Ceribello, Lou DiNatale

Friends for Life

Directed by Philip Curcuru, Jim Ceribello, Lou DiNatale

Music Video | 7 min | USA

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Photo books, like so many other things today, seem to be disappearing, replaced by digital images viewed on tiny screens. But there's a unique magic to turning heavy pages filled with memories from the past. Imagine, if you would, a vehicle to physically travel back in time to those captured moments. In Friends For Life, the music video, we do just that.

GIRL AT RISK

Girl At Risk

GIRL AT RISK

Directed by Raaya Vardi

Narrative Short | 22 min | Israel

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19 year old Shira is doing her National Service at a high school. Annoyed that she has been given no serious responsibilities, she attempts to help a 14 year old student in crisis, and is forced to pay a price for her naivety.

 

 

Green Shoes

Green Shoes by Justin Giegerich

Green Shoes

Directed by Justin Giegerich

Jersey Short | 20 min | Drama | USA

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In 1960’s suburbia, a 14-year-old girl befriends a 47-year-old man to cope with the knowledge of her father’s affairs. The man, a WW2 veteran, has developed an obsession with innocence after experiencing the horrors of the war. After being coerced into making the relationship sexual, the girl mistakes her feelings for love, and becomes obsessed with the man-- who is no longer interested.

Gun

Gun by Edward William Wasser

Gun

Directed by Edward William Wasser

Shorts | 30 min | Action, Thriller | USA

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Unless people learn to accept one another for who they are, we'll always be caught up in a never-ending cycle of hate.

Heartless Angler

Heartless Angler

Heartless Angler

Directed by Takayuki Ogawa

International Short | 12 min | Comedy, Drama | Japan

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A man pretends to go to the office but instead, goes to the river to go fishing. Little does he know that this small lie will end in a fatal disaster.

Hero Inside

Hero Inside by Art Varga

Hero Inside

Directed by Art Varga

Music Video | 4 min |USA

This film is dedicated to all the children like Brian who fight debilitating illness everyday, and do so with an indomitable spirit that embodies what it means to be a "hero".

HOME MADE

Home Made

HOME MADE

Directed by Shira Meishar

Narrative Short | 13 min | Israel

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Just as Helena is about to end another dreary day in the restaurant where she works, and return home to celebrate her fiftieth birthday with her husband, a stranger enters and orders a meal... Something about him rekindles Helena's desire for human warmth and connection.

 

Honey Dear

Honey Dear by Chantelle Warda-Catalan

Honey Dear

Directed by Chantelle Warda-Catalan

Music Video | 4 min | Australia

Honey Dear, when I broke your heart - you know that I broke mine too.

Horizon

Horizon

Horizon

Directed by Theodore K. Nivison Jr.

Shorts | 10 min | Drama, Sci-Fi | USA

A CEO of a massive technology company has to investigate and resolve malfunctions with his android creations. If he fails, he could jeopardize his company's deal with the US government and his dreams of success.

Hula Girl

Hula Girl by Riess Hill

Hula Girl

Directed by Riess Hill

Short | 10 min | Documentary | USA

Hoops have been used for play since 500 BCE. Originally made out of rattan, grapevines and stiff grasses, they were clearly present as a form of entertainment but in the late 1950’s when a newly minted American mother of four saw a bamboo hoop being used by friends in her native country of Australia, a fad was born. Unfortunately, naiveté thwarted credit and monetary compe

I Can’t I Have Rehearsal

I Cant... I Have Rehearsal

I Can't... I Have Rehearsal

Directed by Maddie Orton

Documentary Feature | 60 min | USA

For a select few, the high school musical is sacred. Every year those students come together for the Tonys of New Jersey high school musical theatre: The Rising Star Awards. But first, they have to get their shows off the ground. This is the story of six very different high schools from across New Jersey as they rehearse, perform and compete with the very same supercalifragilistic show.

 

I Heart Yoga

I Heart Yoga

I Heart Yoga

Directed by Mathieu Abric

Jersey Short | 7 min | Comedy | USA

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A documentary team follows a yoga instructor to inform the public of the class routine. Unfortunately, the team arrives at the end of the class and the teacher is trying her best to keep calm.

Imagine

Imagine by Peter Meng

Imagine

Directed by Peter Meng

Short | 5 min | Fantasy | USA

Inspired by John Lennon's Imagine, this film evokes a vision and hope for a world without strife, war and conflict. All things Central Park are used in this visual narrative, including help from an Angel.

In The Field

In The Field

In The Field

Directed by Tesia Walker

Short | 14 min | Drama | USA

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In The Field follows an ambitious local reporter, John Landon, who witnesses a police-related shooting of a black girl outside a toy store on Christmas Eve. John is tasked with interviewing the girl’s family to get the scoop that will bring him national fame. However, he finds that getting the exclusive involves more than just being there first.

In the Trees

In the Trees by Will Nordstrom

In the Trees

Directed by Will Nordstrom

Short | 8 min | Horror, Thriller | USA

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Teenagers on a school field trip become lost in the woods and strange things start to happen.

On a school field trip to study trees, Mike and Scott wander off from the group and become lost in the woods. As they hike into the deep forest, they take photographs of different species of trees, and the images begin to make a dark impression. A stranger is watching them. IN THE TREES blurs the lines between paranoia and reality.

Jerusalem Voices

Jerusalem Voices by Marc Kornblatt

Jerusalem Voices

Directed by Marc Kornblatt

International Documentary Short | 28 min |Israel

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Marking the fiftieth anniversary of the June 1967 Six Day War, this documentary features Jewish and Arab Israelis, Palestinian Muslims, Armenian and Palestinian Christians, religious and secular, offering their impressions of living and working the City of Peace, and conflict.

Just Words

Just Words by Ilia Antonenko

Just Words

Directed by Ilia Antonenko

International Short | 24 min | Drama, Thriller | Russia

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A quiet domesticated policeman and his happy-go-lucky colleague are investigating a routine suicide. An unidentified girl jumped off a roof. Having found a cellphone among her possessions the main character realizes that the victim is his younger sister. Policemen find out that the cause of the suicide is a row with her boyfriend.  They break the law and their own moral principles in order to avenge her death.  Suddenly, sister’s cellphone rings and the policeman hears a familiar voice...

KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each

KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each Directed by Daniel Guillaro

KACHREWALA: Five Cents Each

Directed by Daniel Guillaro

Short | 7 min | Drama | USA

A successful Indian business man falls on hard times, and learns the skill of picking up recyclable cans and bottles in contemporary Manhattan. Amongst the backdrop of this NYC's subculture he ponders his place in the city, and the world.

Kitchen Sink Classic

Kitchen Sink Classic by Lauren Shein

Kitchen Sink Classic

Directed by Lauren Shein

Short Short | 3 min | Comedy | USA

Trying to get a man's attention can sometimes prove difficult however a smart woman knows the most effective way. He wants one thing... She wants another... Who has the sharpest tool?

Lil Detectives

Lil Detectives

Lil Detectives

Directed by Chad Repko

Short | 7 min | Comedy | USA

2 child detectives must solve a murder...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Directed by Robert Acocella

Short | 10 min | Drama | USA

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A man at the end of his rope finds hope in an unlikely savior.

Made a Movie, Lived to Tell

Made a Movie, Lived to Tell

Made a Movie, Lived to Tell 

Directed by Keith Reamer and William Murray

Jersey Documentary | 45 min | Sci-Fi | USA

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MADE A MOVIE, LIVED TO TELL is a documentary about the making of a quirky, obscure, definitively DIY shot-in-south-New Jersey science fiction/detective film called HELLFIRE, aka PRIMAL SCREAM. Filming began in 1983. The crew was young, magnificently inexperienced, hopeful. And the film's script - a futuristic film noir about a tough, dissolute private detective's mission to wrestle a dangerous, mined-in-space energy source out of the wrong hands was highly ambitious. And there was no money, of course. The stop and start production took over two years and was punished with an endless series of troubles; some wrenchingly serious, some seriously comic. It took a toll on all who were involved, there were fights, recriminations - but it also resulted in lifelong bonds among those involved. MADE A MOVIE, LIVED TO TELL is as much about the emotional residue of PRIMAL SCREAM’s making as it is about its actual production; a heartfelt story of people wrestling with the lingering, bittersweet afterlife of a long completed, yet highly imperfect, creative journey. The story is told through intimate interviews with the director, producer, DP, cast and other crew members, along with archival stills, video, and scenes excerpted from PRIMAL SCREAM.

Mannequin

Mannequin by Jiyan Erincik

Mannequin

Directed by Jiyan Erincik

Short Short | 2 min | Comedy, Mystery | Turkey

A good looking young man runs around in his neighbourhood. He comes across a beautiful woman, but he shows no interest other than a fake smile. After running a while, he stops to drink some water. Then, he sees a man making love with a mannequin. The man with a mannequin notices him, and the young man leaves the place. He goes to his apartment to take a shower while a mannequin lies in his bed.

Martini Bombini O’Feeney Moonay

Martini Bombini O'Feeney Moonay Directed by Gerry Mooney

Martini Bombini O'Feeney Moonay

Directed by Gerry Mooney

Short Animation | 6 min | Comedy, Family | USA

A hand drawn animation about an eight-year-old boy who builds his own hydrogen powered racecar to enter in the Big Race. When they find out he’s only eight, they don’t want to let him enter. He doesn’t like that and decides to enter anyway!

Matched

Matched

Matched

Directed by Brian Enciso

Jersey Short | 19 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | USA

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Jacob Hill, a man who was recently dumped by his girlfriend, receives a strange envelope telling him that Allie Benson, a woman he has never met, is his mathematical soul mate. This was the work of the mysterious hacker group E-ROS, who steals peoples' sensitive (yet public) information online and plays matchmaker to determine who their perfect matches are.

Mate

Mate by Tom Connolly

Mate

Directed by Tom Connolly

Short | 8 min | Comedy | UK

Two nihilistic colleagues hatch a plan in a cafe, paying no attention to the stranger at their table. Their good natured victim is left with a simple choice to make, upon which his future rests.

Mission To Mars

Mission to Mars by George Andrew Pasles

Mission to Mars

Directed by George Andrew Pasles

Music Video | 4 min | Historical Fiction, Sci-Fi | USA

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In 1969, NASA shelved the long-planned manned exploration of Mars in favor of the less expensive Space Shuttle program. But what if preparations had been made for a Mars expedition, just before the sinking economy of the 1970s doomed its extravagant goals? What if one astronaut's childhood dream is crushed, but not quite killed? 'Mission to Mars' shows the ill-fated 1977 journey that might have happened.

Moments

Moments

Moments

Directed by Maria Filippone

Short | 14 min | Drama | USA

An ill, sheltered young woman grasps at her last chance at happiness and connection. When she finds it, she's forced to grapple with which is more painful. Her illness or her love.

Morning Monsters

Morning Monsters

Morning Monsters

Directed by William Wilusz

Short Short | 2 min | Comedy | USA

A husband and wife hide from the monsters that stalk them in the morning.

Mumpsimus and Halcyon Discord

Mumpsimus & Halcyon Discord

Mumpsimus & Halcyon Discord

Directed by Rolf Klein

International Short Short | 3 min | Drama | UK

If you are a young person experiencing mental ill health and homelessness, life is far from a walk in the park.

This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.

Rolf Klein has experienced mental health issues and homelessness. He wants to use film to challenge our understanding of both. This is Rolf’s first solo film project.

My Best Pic Is

My Best Pic Is by Teddy Stern

My Best Pic Is

Directed by Teddy Stern

Jersey Short | 5 min | Comedy | USA

After signing up for a dating app, a woman tests her sanity trying to take the perfect selfie.

My Dad and Bob Todd

My Dad and Bob Todd by Mark Clauburg

My Dad and Bob Todd

Directed by Mark Clauburg

Jersey Short | 13 min | Comedy | USA

Rebecca is supposed to meet her father for a quiet dinner to catch up, but things take a turn when he brings a guest.

My Fear

My Fear by Manfred Lopez Grem 

My Fear

Directed by Manfred Lopez Grem 

International Documentary Short Short | 4 min | Drama | Mexico

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Born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a rare condition that severely limits his movement, 15-year-old actor Diego Dávalos Amezcua plays himself in this heart-touching, mind-lifting short work, and shows us his world in his native city of Uruapan, Mexico.

Neither peace nor quietness

Neither Peace Nor Quietness

Neither peace nor quietness

Directed by Michał Dawidowicz and Zbigniew Bodzek

Music Video | 5 min | Expressionism, Sci-Fi | Poland

The rich man suffers a road accident. Instantly, like a present Job, he loses his fortune, family and health. During the state of clinical death, his soul fights for the deliverance from suffering, for understanding. The film is an attempt to show the conflict between the soul and the human body, the clashing forces: the will of the human in opposite to the divine will. To surrender to fate is it the highest skill or fatalistic passivity? The film's inspiration is the motif of Job's experience of God, Alawite beliefs and Fazil Say's music "Alevi Dedeler rakı masasında" performed by LutosAir Quintet from National Forum of Music in Wroclaw.

Nightbirds

Nightbirds

NightBirds

Directed by Jonas Kalmbach

International Short | 6 min | Germany

Victoria Woodhull arrives in New York in 1868. She visits a brothel to collect useful information from the spying prostitutes in exchange for her self-made snake oil medicine. At the same time three of the most influential men in town are customers incognito. The rigid politician Anthony Comstock, the straying priest Henry Ward Beecher and the multi-billionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt want their visit to stay a secret.

Not Amused

Not Amused

NOT AMUSED

Directed by William Murray

Music Video | 4 min | USA

Singer/songwriter David Arn's lament about the unfair imbalance and irony of life in today's America. The cruelty and indifference is pervasive, however, we soldier on...

Notification

Notification

Notification

Directed by Joe DeVito III

Short | 7 min | Comedy | USA

Social media comes to life in this campy short comedy as an unwelcoming woman tries to go about her day.

Ocean City Surfing

Ocean City Surfing

Ocean City Surfing

Directed by Shawn Brennan

Jersey Short | 3 min | USA

This short showcases surfers enjoying their hometown break during sunrise. It was filmed entirely in Ocean City, New Jersey and represents a true adventure along the Jersey Shore.

Oh, fasho.

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Oh, fasho.

Directed by Caitlin Pitt

Music Video | 4 min | USA

Woman fantasizes about a guy she met outside of a laundromat while doing her laundry.

One Small Step

One Small Step by Bobby Pontillas

One Small Step

Directed by Bobby Pontillas

Short | 8 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | USA

Luna, a young Chinese American girl, dreams of becoming an astronaut. Supported by her humble father, Luna endeavors to make her dreams come true.

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Directed by Chris McDaniel

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Directed by Chris McDaniel

Feature | 83 min | Documentary | USA

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack celebrates the undeniable connection between music and film, and features some of the biggest names in movies and music, Kevin Bacon, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Cryer, Huey Lewis, Kenny Loggins, Corey Feldman and more.

 

Our Way to Fall

Our Way to Fall by Zoey Peck

Our Way to Fall

Directed by Zoey Peck

Short Short | 5 min | USA

A young girl on the playground is unsatisfied with her life until she encounters a girl who changes her perspective.

Outnumbered in Africa

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Outnumbered in Africa

Directed by Clare Fieseler and Gabby Salazar

Short | 11 min | Enviromental | Africa
Most people know the story of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion and how he was illegally shot by an American dentist in 2015. The world reacted by donating over $1 million, which money funded cutting-edge research to better protect Cecil’s pack and his extended lion family. Few people know that some of that research was done by Moreangels Mbizah, a young Zimbabwean woman, Oxford University Ph.D. candidate, and mother. Outnumbered in Africa follows Moreangels’ journey after Cecil’s death, revealing a deeper story of beauty and tragedy that receives far less attention in the world of African wildlife conservation.

Pat and Joe

Pat and Joe by Ethan Cappello

Pat and Joe

Directed by Ethan Cappello

Jersey Short | 6 min | Family, Romance | USA

A man misses his wife.

Peer Review

Peer Review

Peer Review

Directed by Courtney Ulrich

Short | 10 min | Comedy, Fiction | USA

At work, Lindsey is definitely sucking the lollipop of mediocrity. As the saying goes, lick it once and you just might suck forever. Her failures at the office party last night are certainly not improving the situation. Sooo...what will her boss and former friend have to say in Lindsey's first adult report card, aka "peer review"?

Perfection

Perfection

Perfection

Directed by Ricardo Di Gerlando

International Short Short | 3 min  |Italy

A young girl tries to draw a very difficult work ...

Perspective

Perspective by Allyssa Agro

Perspective

Directed by Allyssa Agro

Short Documentary | 6 min | USA

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83 year old John Arnao, uses his love and skills from a lifetime of woodworking to craft beautiful works of art while leaving his legacy behind.

PHOTOKILL

Photokill

PHOTOKILL

Directed by Lance J. Reha

Short | 20 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | USA

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A thief steals a camera that he later discovers contains photos of a hideous crime. Now he and his girlfriend fear they are the next target as the photographer seeks revenge.

Place Cards

Place Cards by Andrzej Święch

Place Cards

Directed by Andrzej Święch 

International Short Short | 5 min | Drama | Poland

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Two little sisters are preparing a party. As time goes by their doubt whether the guest will come grows.

Poisoning Paradise

Poisoning Paradise

Poisoning Paradise

Directed by Keely Shaye Brosnan

Feature Documentary |77 min | USA

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Journey to the seemingly idyllic world of Native Hawaiians, whose communities are surrounded by experimental test sites for genetically engineered seed corn and pesticides sprayed upwind of their homes, schools, hospitals, and shorelines. Discover what’s at stake for Hawaii from local activists, scientific experts and healthcare professionals as they expose the effects of environmental injustice on a local population. Join the international debate about pesticides that is raging around the world, as well as the people’s movement to hold corporations and governments accountable for poisoning planet Earth.

 

Popp Over America

Popp Over America by Joe Popp

Popp Over America

Directed by Joe Popp

Short | 39 min | USA

Inspired by the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, NYC musician and motorcyclist Joe Popp ventures out on a non-stop tour of the 48 contiguous United States as a singer-songwriter on a motorcycle. Armed with action cameras and a digital recorder, Joe captures the essence of America. He conducts interviews, tours businesses, and visits places of interest, providing viewers with a unique view of the people that make up the USA . Popp also performs traditional and non-traditional concerts, and writes and records site-specific music as he travels. It’s a long fun ride!

Poured in Pennsylvania

Poured in Pennsylvania by Nate Kresge

Poured in Pennsylvania

Directed by Nate Kresge

Feature Documentary |90 min | USA

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Poured in Pennsylvania follows the Commonwealth’s storied beer past, delves into recent growth, and aims to capture the full tale of the beer industry in the Keystone State. This documentary features interviews with many industry pioneers like Dick Yuengling, Carol Stoudt, and Harris Family Brewers as they set out to be the first black-owned brewery in Pennsylvania. We also get to see how this industry has created opportunities for hop farmers, maltsters, and keg manufacturers to flourish in the state.

 

Ready for a Baby

Ready for a Baby

Ready for a Baby

Directed by Anastasia Dyakova

International Short Short | 5 min | Animation | Australia

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A young woman in her thirties feels very happy and excited – she has a partner, everything in her life is under control, so now is perfect time to have a baby. It should happen very easy, natural, with love and fun and definitely soon, isn’t it?

Reality Disorder

Reality Disorder

Reality Disorder

Directed by Gerard Bianco Jr.

Short | 30 min | Comedy | USA

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Nikki and Gerard, two struggling independent television producers in New York City, are desperate for a hit series. After a promising meeting with a network, they set off to make a reality show with Gerard's rich playboy cousin Mike.

Red Omen

Red Omen by Ed Roman

Red Omen

Directed by Ed Roman

Music Video | 4 min | Alternative, Animation, Rock | Canada

Award winning Canadian singer songwriter Ed Roman along with animator extraordinaire Nelson Diaz from There Be Dragons Creative Media in NYC have created an exquisite animation to the title track of Ed Roman’s latest album Red Omen. The message is for awareness of Dyslexia.

Reinventing Rosalee

Reinventing Rosalee

Reinventing Rosalee

Directed by Lillian Glass

Documentary Feature | 90 min | USA

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Rosalee Glass is a 101-year-old Holocaust survivor, taken prisoner to a Russian gulag in Siberia during WW2. After being taken to Kazakhstan and later to a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany, she made her way to America. She shares her story of survival and transforms her destiny by living her life to the fullest after a life-changing tragedy during her senior years, where she lost her will to live. But miraculously, she found the strength that would transform her life and enable her to live her dreams. In her late 80's, she started an acting career. At 94 won 'Miss Congeniality' in a Senior beauty pageant. She was seen by millions in a Super Bowl commercial at 97 and wrote a book sharing her secrets to a long life at 99. And at age 100 she dares to ride with Alaskan Sled Dogs showing us it is never too late to live your dream.
* Rosalee will be joining us with her daughter, Lillian Glass who is the director of the film,  for a Q & A on Friday August 10th.

Rewalk

Rewalk

Rewalk

Directed by Philip Shane & Michael Lesser

Documentary Short | 30 min | USA

Three US Veterans, paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for many years, learn to stand again, walk, and even race with assistance of a revolutionary technology. This film is a triumph of spirit and determination, and a glimpse of a brighter future for paralyzed people, and their families.

Rockaway

Rockaway by John J. Budion

Rockaway

Directed by John J. Budion

Feature | 85 min | Drama | USA

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ROCKAWAY is a coming of age drama, following two brothers, John and Anthony in the summer of '94. They have high hopes of a Knick's Championship and a new easier life away from their abusive father. They've always had just each other and their secrets until they meet a group of boys who show them the love and companionship only achieved through the laughs, sweat, and tears of sport and boyhood mischief.

Rough Day

Rough Day by Joseph LaGuidice

Rough Day

Directed by Joseph LaGuidice

Short | 23 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

A women, Lizette, asks for a divorce from her husband, Rob, the same day their son moves back home from college. Both Lizette and Rob, now going through a hard time, forget about their son moving back and all end up having a really Rough Day.

ROUND TRIP

Round Trip

ROUND TRIP

Directed by Loren Trabelsi

Narrative Short | 6 min | Israel

A young woman befriends an elderly man on a bus, with unexpected consequences.

 

 

Ruby and Her Uncle

Ruby and Her Uncle by Tom Ripperger

Ruby and Her Uncle

Directed by Erica Ripperger

Jersey Short | 15 min | Drama | USA

Two teenage girls venture to one's uncle's secluded countryside home for a long weekend where they soon become infatuated with the mysterious relative.

Say No to Drift Walking

Drift Walking by Michael Pizzano

Say No Drift Walking

Directed by Michael Pizzano

Short Short | 1 min | Experimental | USA

A PSA about a young man encountering a drift walker on the way to work.

Scandal

Scanal by Pablo Mengin-Lecreulx

Scandal

Directed by Pablo Mengin

Music Video | 4 min | Animation, Experimental | France

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"Scandal" is a reflection on The City versus Man, Pop Culture, Love, and Death. It shows the psychedelic story of a man who becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just as a bee trapped in a spider web.

Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film

Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film

Secrets: A Coming of Age Selfie Film 

Directed by Barbara Becker Holstein

Jersey Short | 10 min | Family, Romance | USA

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Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film is the story of a young teen who faces a number of challenges: moving, adapting to a new sibling, having body image issues, feeling lonely, worrying about family secrets, falling in love and then having to endure a truly embarrassing situation. Finally, she figures out a way to stay true to herself.

Seven Years Underground

Seven Years Underground

Seven Years Underground: A 60's Tale

Directed by Jason M. Solomon

Documentary Feature | 90 min | USA

In 1964, after spending a one year protracted legal battle, co-club owners, Howard and Elly Solomon were finally granted a 'unique' cabaret license and the Cafe Au Go Go opened its doors on February 7. Six weeks later, with mounting legal bills and depleting funds, the couple were quickly going out of business. With few options, Howard and Elly made a desperate, last minute attempt to keep the club open and reached out to popular comedian, Lenny Bruce. Two days into Lenny's performance he was arrested and booked for obscenity charges, along with Howard and Elly. That historic arrest, and the international press it garnered would put the Cafe Au Go Go on the entertainment world map.

 

Shellfish

Shellfish

Shellfish

Directed by JD Wilson

Short | 42 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller | USA

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SHELLFISH is a timely satire about millennials and their obsessive-compulsive attachment to their phones and other tech devices. After a global phenomenon known as “Cloudcrash” wipes out all access to the web, teenagers are forced to cope with the loss of their tech devices. Mirrors replace screens as the self-obsessed are sent to a remote rehabilitation facility where they are forced to learn how to get over themselves. We follow THE GIRL and THE BOY as they explore self actualization while being haunted and hunted by a 72-foot flying monster named TRUTH in this sci-fi thriller.

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Shrimp Cocktail

Directed by Aviv Shleyfman

International Short Short | 1 min | Experimental | Israel

The film describes a daily life of a young girl born into a family of cannibals from the upper wing of society.

Shut Up and Dance

Shut Up and Dance by Heather Whitney

Shut Up and Dance

Directed by Heather Whitney

Music Video | 3 min | USA

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Music video from Texas singer-songwriter Heather Whitney

Silk City Artists and Musicians

Silk City Artists and Musicians by Vincent N. Parrillo

Silk City Artists and Musicians

Directed by Vincent N. Parrillo

Jersey Feature | 55 min

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This documentary portrays the thriving arts community in the city of Paterson. Bucky Pizzarelli, legendary guitarist, and Federico Castelluccio, a visual artist and actor best known for his role as Furio on The Sopranos, are among the artists and musicians who discuss the influence of Paterson on their work.

Paterson’s Essex and Phoenix Mills, buildings that are designated for 70 percent artist and musician housing, and the Art Factory, a 22-building factory complex serving as the city’s creative arts center, are featured in the film. Former Paterson Mayors Lawrence “Pat” Kramer and Congressman William Pascrell, Jr., who were instrumental in securing these artistically dedicated facilities, comment on the role of artists and arts for Paterson.

 

 

So It Goes

So It Goes by Andy Brosnak

So It Goes

Directed by Andy Bosnak

Short | 13 min | Drama | USA

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Something isn't right at the Dallin farm where sickly teenage Oren has been in foster care for 4 years. Book smart, but a social pariah, Oren is mourning his boyfriend, Tomaj, who died from kidney failure 6 months ago. Oren keeps to himself when Benji arrives to fill Tomaj's empty bunk. When Oren sees what foster mother Ma Dallin has been up to, he must decide what to do next.

Someone Good Will Find You

Someone Good Will Find You by Leelila Strogov

Someone Good Will Find You

Directed by Leelila Strogov

Short | 9 min | USA

A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to “make it” in America. When David becomes enamored by a Superman costume in a store window, his father sees an opportunity to impart to him the importance of hard work, thrift, and delayed gratification. But when the time comes for David to reap the rewards of his efforts, it turns out that the lessons he’s learned transcend those his father intended. Revealing the human capacity for connection, compassion, and sacrifice, Someone Good Will Find You is a story about the lessons parents try to teach their children, and the unintended ones children learn on their own

Someone You Know

Someone You Know

Someone You Know

Directed by Bryan Erwin

Short | 14 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller | USA

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An overly-competitive couple's innocent game takes an unexpected turn when one of them bends the rules.

St. Joseph

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St. Joseph

Directed by Kathrina Miccio

Short | 24 min | Comedy | USA

St. Joseph is a zany short comedy set in the suburbs of New Jersey involving two very different Italian families that live across the street from each other. Donna’s house is immaculately kept inside and out. Elaine and Doug are more interested in going camping then caring about the appearance of their house. Donna obsesses on the hopes they would move out. Then her mother-in-law Virginia gives her an idea that turns into a happy chaos in the neighborhood

Stay

Stay by John Mason

Stay

Directed by John Mason

Short | 9 min | Drama | USA

After spending three years apart, a couple's reunion is cut short by circumstances beyond their control.

Stowaway

Stowaway by Kenneth Anderson

Stowaway

Directed by Kenneth Anderson

Short Short | 5 min | Comedy | USA

A woman secretly embarks on a voyage at sea.

Stuck

Stuck

Stuck

Directed by Vin Nucatola

Short Short | 3 min | Thriller | USA

Mary really wishes she took her contacts out last night.

Swear by Apollo

Swear by Apollo Directed by Daniel Bethencourt

Swear by Apollo

Directed by Daniel Bethencourt

Short | 15 min | Action, Drama | USA

Swear by Apollo, is a short film that delves into present day ethnic tensions and shines a light on the dark corners of our individual and collective psyche. As seen through the eyes of a Latina doctor, who has suffered a devastating personal loss an

Sweetheart

Sweetheart by Jérémie Seguin

Sweetheart

Directed by Jérémie Seguin

International Short | 17 min | Drama | France

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Caught up by his childhood memories, a teenager finds the emotional gap between him and his mother. He always feared her and held her responsible for the stormy climate within his family. Because of this, he was always closer with his father. He will gradually realize that his parents are not quite those he imagined.

Tailing Pond

Tailing Pond by Saurav Vishnu

Tailing Pond

Directed by Saurav Vishnu

Documentary Short | 24 min | Thriller | USA

Tailing Pond investigates India’s uranium program’s human cost to Jadugora, India’s tribal people, and the government’s complicity in violating their health and human rights over decades.

Tapferkeit

Tapferkeit

Tapferkeit

Directed by Joseph Quinn

Movie Trailer | 2 min | Action | USA

During the WWII North African campaign, a German sniper of the Afrika Korps and a U.S. Combat engineer find themselves the sole survivors of a battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a marauding band of desert nomads and the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During their odyssey, the German relates the destruction of his country due to following their corrupt politicians. He regrets not stopping them before it was too late. It's a specter from the past that sadly parallels many aspects of our society today. The German soon realizes his own government is the real enemy of his people and struggles to find the courage (Tapferkeit) to stop them.

Team Huh?!

Team Huh?! by Jonah Safer

Team Huh?!

Directed by Jonah Safer

Animated Short | 3 min | Comedy | USA

Boy genius Zak Huh?! and his team of animal scientists help solve crimes for a secret government agency while Zak also tries to solve the pitfalls of adolescence.

Tender Vow

Tender Vow

Tender Vow

Directed by Ashton Kristopher Bracciodieta

Short | 18 min | Drama, Romance | USA

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When the everyday work life starts to take over their marriage. Robert must figure out a way to repair the rift between him and his wife Janice. But fate will deal them a tragic blow and Robert will left wishing for one last chance to complete a promise. A promise that only heaven can fulfill with a little help from an angel.

Tenure

Tenure by Timothy Busfield

Tenure

Directed by Timothy Busfield

Prime Time Pilot | 25 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

Why does a woman need to choose between a career and love?! Dr. Tilly Masters is a theatre professor at Midwest Central University. Now she is stepping outside her comfort zone to start a new chapter as Provost of the university. Her husband and friends are affected because her new role changes the dynamics for everybody. Can you be a friend and lover and still be the boss?

The Boss’s Pants

The Boss's Pants by Zack Kron

The Boss's Pants

Directed by Zack Kron

Qwik Qlip | 1 min | Drama | USA

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Rocco's on an errand for The Boss, picking up a pair of pants from a clumsy tailor and the clock is ticking.

The Crown Heights Riots

The Crown Heights Riots: From Rage to Reconciliation by Alexander Fezza

The Crown Heights Riots: From Rage to Reconciliation

Directed by Alexander Fezza

Documentary Short | 10 min | USA

This documentary details the days of intense rioting following the death of the young Guyanese-American child Gavin Cato. It shows how the African-Americans and West Indians felt under served and mistreated by the police and the Jewish community before the riots, and how black and Jewish groups were able to reconcile after the riots. Watch this 10 minute film, featuring interviews with major activists like Reverend Al Sharpton and Rabbi Shea Hecht, to learn about the riots that would "gain national attention, end lives, end political careers and rock New York City to its core."

The Cure

The Cure by Hadrien Gass

The Cure

Directed by Hadrien Gass

Short | 19 min | Drama, Sci-Fi | USA

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In 2020, the law condemns LGBT in the USA. The President decided to create places to heal this "disease", simply called the Cure. In New York City, James Bloom, one of the chief doctors tries with his new serum and some therapy to save as many patients as he can. But one of them, Samantha, keeps fighting back.

THE GRAVEDIGGER’S DAUGHTER

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

THE GRAVEDIGGER'S DAUGHTER

Directed by Shira Gabay

Narrative Short | 17 min | Israel

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Over the objections of her family and community, Esther, an only daughter from an Orthodox Jewish home, fights for the right to take on her late father's occupation. A prickly, feminist film with more than a sprinkling of graveyard humor. 

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Sun Aug 5th 5pm - Film Salon

 

The Kids Menu

The Kids Menu

THE KIDS MENU

Directed by Paul Borghese

Short | 10 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

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THE KIDS MENU Starring VINCENT PASTORE (The Sopranos), and NYLE LYNN (Comedy Central), with Mario Macaluso (Boardwalk Empire), takes a comedic look at the serious issue of hyper-gentrification that is closing so many beloved ‘mom & pop’ shops all over New York City.

The Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand

The Lemonade Stand

Directed by Ijaaz Noohu

Short Short | 5 min | Drama | Ireland

A spitfire kid that wants to keep her family afloat, Grace is a resourceful young girl who thinks on her feet and usually figures out a way to get what she wants. Although she's tough and confident, the news that her parents are losing her house - the only home she's really known - shakes her to a core and she's determined to find a way to save her family.

The Little Dictator

The Little Dictator

The Little Dictator

Directed by Nurith Cohn

International Short | 28 min | Israel

Yossi Kleinmann is a non-charismatic history professor lecturing on political leaders in totalitarian regimes. Neither his students nor his domineering wife Sarah show him any respect. In order to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sarah's grandmother Oma Gerda, a Berlin-born Holocaust survivor, the family is spending the Sabbath at a hotel. Due to an unfortunate shaving-misha

The Middle of Nowhere

The Middle of Nowhere by Henry Ronan Daniel

The Middle of Nowhere

Directed by Henry Ronan-Daniells

Short Animation | 20 min | Comedy | USA

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The Middle of Nowhere is an animated short film about Roger, a downtrodden nerd, and Danny, his huge goofball friend. From his prison of nerdiness, Roger pines away for Rebecca, a snide older woman. In a bid for the riches he needs to win Rebecca's love, Roger and Danny become entangled with a local murderer, and havoc and hilarity ensue. Will Rebecca escape from the murderer's evil clutches? Can Roger win Rebecca's love at last? Only those who reach the middle of nowhere will know for sure.

The Misbegotten

The Misbegotten by Skye Dennis

The Misbegotten

Directed by Skye Dennis

Short | 17 min | Drama | USA

"The Misbegotten" is a short film that explores the social complexities and relationship of a single black mother and her teenage son living in the inner city.

The Old Woman and The Sea

The Old Woman and the Sea

The Old Woman and the Sea

Directed by Wolfgang Purkhauser, Paul Vollet, Franziska Trast

International Short Short | 4 min | Animation, Comedy | Germany

Every single day an old fisherwoman takes her little fishing boat out to the ocean. One day she forgets to take along enough bait. So she tries to use a small fish she already caught to catch a bigger one. It’s working. The fisherwoman catches fish after fish, one bigger than the last until her greed gets out of control.

The Pickle Jar

The Pickle Jar

The Pickle Jar

Directed by Imeh Esen

Short | 7 min | Drama | USA

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A loving single mother, Alma, has had to make lots of sacrifices and give up her dreams. Now she has to face a teenage daughter who has lost the motivation to finish school, and who believes she is destined to very little because of her environment. Alma must make her daughter Gabriela believe in herself again.

The Pilot

The Pilot

The Pilot

Directed by Igor Shmelev

Music video | 6 min | USA

The pilot's plane crashes so he lands in a desert. An unknown boy finds him though the pilot can not figure out if the boy and everything he sees around is real or just his hallucination...

The Prime

The Prime

THE PRIME

Directed by Jessica Green

Short | 18 min | Drama, Sci-Fi | USA

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The Prime imagines a world where a ten year plague has diminished mankind to a fraction of itself in population. In order to save mankind from full extinction, the powers that be created a singular doctrine that eliminates all politics, religion, and concepts of spirit. The doctrine cites that the here and now is all there is, and it is the duty of all citizens to serve THE PRIME

The Rainy Season

The Rainy Season

The Rainy Season

Directed by Carlos Hernandez

International Short | 15 min | USA

People sometimes face different realities depending on others’ understanding and purpose.
Maternal instinct, which is the greatest and the most beautiful love in the world.
By experiencing the reality of distorted maternal love by others’ greed and through the ironic story of saving her own son, we wanted to raise a question that ‘We are probably looking at a distorted reality like a rainy landscape while seeing and listening to the stories of greed created by others every day’.

The Samaritans

The Samaritans

The Samaritans

Directed by Doug Bollinger

Feature Film | 78 min | Thriller | USA

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Four co-workers get together to finish a project at their manager's home. They haven't actually met face to face and they discover they have more in common than the new App they are perfecting. As they piece together their histories, they realize that each of them has a deadly secret that could reveal a way out or seal their fates. Their pasts have provoked a vengeful force to show them the errors in their ways. The home they have been summoned to becomes their court and their prison. Can they prove that history doesn't repeat itself? Can they redeem themselves before time runs out? Will they figure out their fateful bond before revenge has its way with them?

 

 

The sleeper by the river

The Sleeper by the River

The Sleeper by the River

Directed by Manuel Sanchez

International Feature | 110 min | Comedy |France

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A dark comedy based on the award-winning book “Les Bottes Rouges” (“The Red Boots”) by Franz Bartelt. A story of love, sex, madness, homemade beer and the Zen of making French fries. A touchingly heartbreaking “dramedy” featuring Dominique Pinon, Marina Tomé, Delphine Depardieu and Pascal Turmo set in the bucolic French Ardennes. Directed by Manuel Sanchez (Les Arcandiers).

 

The Small

The Small by Stephanie Little

The Small

Directed by Stephanie Little

Prime Time Pilot | 20 min | Comedy | USA

Based on the popular expression of loss, "If Only I Had Five More Minutes With...", Sarabeth Hanley discovers she can access those five minutes for people in her apartment closet. This new found gift helps Sarabeth quell her introverted ways by connecting with people in life through the bonds of death.

The Switch

The Switch

The Switch

Directed by Michael Corbiserie

Music Video | 6 min | USA

Imagine being faced with heart wrenching, suffocating circumstances; do you flip a switch and accept thee reality with hope? Or do you lose sight of the light at the end and cave in to your unbearable thought? This tear jerking yet hopeful video exposes the struggle that 68% of the U.S. population endures, through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Casey. Casey loses the only t

The Tiny Visit

The Tiny Visit

The Tiny Visit

Directed by Tyson Animation

Short Short | 3 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi | USA

A scared little boy discovers friendship and love with some magical creatures in the night and overcomes his fears. A production by Cicely Tyson High School senior animation class done in 3D animation in the Blender interface.

The Veteran WoodTurner

The Veteran WoodTurner by Debbie Higgins

The Veteran WoodTurner

Directed by Debbie Higgins

Documentary Short | 6 min | USA

A short documentary about a Vietnam vet suffering from PTSD and finding woodturning as his way to cope.

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room by Debra Markowitz

The Waiting Room

Directed by Debra Markowitz

Short | 12 min | Drama | USA

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Janet (Jennifer Jiles) waits for her husband, Tim (Ciarán Sheehan), to arrive in heaven. When he shows up, he has with his second wife, Ann (Heather Brittain O'Scanlon), with him. Mediated by angel Kieran (Justin L. Wilson) and sidekick Angelique (Noelle Yatauro), the three try to find peace with what true love really means.

The Warsaw Robin

The Warsaw Robin by Mackenzie Bates

The Warsaw Robin

Directed by Mackenzie Bates

Short Animation | 7 min | Fantasy, History | USA

It's late winter of 1945 in Warsaw, Poland. After the uprising, the city is in ruins. A young girl who hides in the rubble of the destroyed city meets a mysterious old woman and learns about the importance of storytelling and hope in the darkest of times.

Tom and Grant

Tom and Grant

Tom and Grant

Directed by Tom Cavanagh

International Short | 24 min | Comedy | Canada

From the deep comedy well of 'dumb guys who think they're smart' we bring you Tom and Grant. Small time crooks, poster children for the disenfranchised, they've been swept to the periphery of the American Dream and left to pick up it's crumbs. They p

Problem is, they're idiots.

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

Directed by Mathias Foster

Documentary Short Short | 3 min | USA

The total solar eclipse in Madras, Oregon is captured by drone, camera, and phone. The beauty of nature leaves everyone awestruck.

Traffic Opera

Traffic Opera

Traffic Opera

Directed by Andrew Pochan

Short | 19 min | Comedy, Musical | USA

Drivers in a traffic jam must band together to overcome a gunman with a bad case of road rage, all while staying on key.

Tuesday Crowd

Tuesday Crowd

Tuesday Crowd

Directed by William Kioultzopoulos

Short | 19 min | Comedy | USA

Cole is a fry-cook at a greasy burger joint. When his graveyard shift replacement doesn’t show up, he finds himself stuck at work late into the night, missing his anniversary dinner with his girlfriend. Across town, Jim (an upstanding owner of his own party-starting business) and his employee Billy finish wrapping up an under-the-table gig when their van is hijacked by a masked robber. As they careen through the city at gunpoint, they come to a crashing halt in the parking lot of the lonely burger joint that Cole is presently staffing. While Jim is distracted and dealing with Cole, the masked robber takes Jim’s earnings for the evening and hides in the restaurant. When Jim sees the cash is missing, he storms into the restaurant, on a mission to find the thief and recover his money.

Una Locura

Una Locura by Raul Simao

Una Locura

Directed by Raul Simao

Music Video | 5 min | USA

All I remember is that we were madness.

Up to Snuff

Up to Snuff

Up to Snuff

Directed by Mark Maxey

Documentary Feature | 80 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

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Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. Friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll and addiction to become one of the most beloved composers in television history. Featuring Snuffy’s music throughout, UP TO SNUFF includes scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, Sports Night and thirtysomething, and insights from Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Lawrence O'Donnell, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Eric Burdon and Snuffy Walden.

Vials

Vials

Vials

Directed by Alex & Ayala Chris Karr

Pime Time Pilot | 26 min | Comedy | USA

Gateway Drug and Surgical, a local pharmacy run by the ornery pharmacist Rich must contend with unruly customers, a possible corporate takeover, his rebellious daughter Lisa, the arrogant technician Joe, and Doug, the timid intern.

 

Waves Over Sand

waves over sand by Mark Nugent

Waves Over Sand

Directed by Mark Nugent

International Short | 15 min | Drama | UK

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A heartbroken photographer named Rachel is alone and feeling the loss of her relationship. Fighting back loneliness, Rachel tries to reconnect with her estranged sister, as well as her father, who suffers from advanced dementia and sees Rachel as a stranger.

We Are Friends

We Are Friends by Charles Mandracchia

We Are Friends

Directed by Charles Mandracchia

Animated Short | 9 min | USA

The Dooples are lovable writing tools that experience life-learning lessons in the land of Doo. Mr. Dooba Dee Doo, the wisest Doople of all, inspires the Dooples to connect to the power of friendship. In We Are Friends, it all begins and ends with communication.

When

When by Deanna Crisbacher

When

Directed by Deanna Crisbacher

International Short | 8 min | Sci-Fi | UK

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When explores the filmmaker's experience of anorexia nervosa, anxiety, and depression. A challenging and confrontational animation dealing with mature themes and the complexities of mental illness.

When The Witches Came To Town

When The Witches Came To Town by David Fresina

When The Witches Came To Town

Directed by David Fresina

Documentary Feature | 52 min | USA

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It’s a tale of two Eastwick’s. During the summer of 1986, a contentious and divisive mood in the town of Little Compton, RI, drove Warner Bros. to film their tale of the devil and three witches in Cohasset, MA. They transformed this tiny, seaside town into “Eastwick”, the fictional town in their hit film The Witches Of Eastwick which stars Cher and Jack Nicholson.

 

Signs were changed, extra’s cast, local businesses rented out their stores, trucks and trailers pulled up, movie stars arrived, and for nearly two months, Cohasset became a giant set piece and a backdrop for one of the last, great on-location film shoots in movie history.

Whiskey

Whiskey by Igor Shmelev

Whiskey

Directed by Igor Shmelev

Music Video | 6 min | Russia

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The protagonists are two smugglers who travel into remote Russian villages and sell moonshine to the people. One day they arrive to a very strange and creepy village and somehow decide to stay there for a night. At midnight all the villagers turn into vampires and there is no chance for the smugglers to survive in this nightmare.

Who Sank Your Ships

Who Sank Your Ships? by Ella Kohn

Who Sank Your Ships?

Directed by Ella Kohn

International Short | 25 min | Drama, Romance | Israel

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Yuli, a petite military photographer, is in love with Michael. Michael has a girlfriend. One night, Yuli witnesses a fight between them and decides to follow Michael. Through Yuli's dreamy eyes, a dreary military night becomes magical.

Why Is The Bluebird Blue

Why Is The Bluebird Blue

Why Is The Bluebird Blue

Directed by Pj Schenkel

Music Video | 3 min | USA

The Music Video for “Why Is The Bluebird Blue” is the story of a person seeking a connection with anything. Luckily for that person there is always nature. They spot a Bluebird outside and start trying to empathize with it and wonder if it could possibly be feeling the same way. Sometimes we just need something or someone to understand what we’re going through.

You Are Here

You Are Here by Deb Ethier

You Are Here

Directed by Deb Ethier

Qwik Qlip | 1 min | Animation | USA

Inspired by a postcard and by the many summers spent at a remote Northern Ontario lake in my youth, this short one-minute animation is a dusk-to-dawn meditation on the crossroads between the seen and the unseen.

Young Grasshopper

Young Grasshopper

Young Grasshopper

Directed by Sam Haft

Short | 29 min | Action, Comedy, Drama | USA

Our story follows Tommy Kang, a third-generation martial artist and son of a Tae Kwon Do Grandmaster who works at his father’s dojo. When his father passes away from cancer, slacker Tommy is forced to carry on the legacy of his father’s school and teachings. Accompanied by his childhood best friends, Biff and Millz, Tommy struggles with the burden of his family legacy whil

While trying to balance his own ambitions and heritage, Tommy takes the easy way out and looks to sell the dojo and its trappings to his asshole uncle, Tek. Tek is a calculating businessman and Grandmaster in his own right, but is a sellout who runs a franchise of several “McDojos,” and lords his success over his burnout nephew. Meanwhile, Biff is forever a loyal employee and looks to improve the dojo in order to ensure its survival. Tommy, feeling guilty, leaves Biff in the dark about his desire to cash out and sell the school. As the prospect of selling looms, it becomes the impetus for Tommy to finally improve the school, though his friends don’t know that he’s doing so with dubious reasons.

 

Your Letter

Your Letter Directed by Jake Armstrong

Your Letter

Directed by Jake Armstrong

Music Video | 3 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

A fully hand animated music video for Paul Cherry's song 'Your Letter' (animated on film, paper, clay, wood, and digital animations)

Yuna’s Lunch

Yuna’s Lunch

Yuna’s Lunch

Directed by Myeongjin Park

Short | 16 min | Drama | USA

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Yuna delivers prepared lunch box meals and then eats these with her customers. Her most customers are lonely and share a feeling that there is something lacking in their life. One day, she meets Anthony, a customer stranger than most, and is forced to face her own troubling memories of the past.

Zoe and Ari

Zoe + Ari Directed by Rachael Meyers

Zoe + Ari

Directed by Rachael Meyers

Short | 10 min | Comedy, Drama | USA

Zoe and Ari, a couple of two years, pack their suitcases to fly to Zoe's sister's wedding in Portland. As they decide what to bring, Ari learns a devastating truth about what Zoe's family knows.