Documentary/Original Score: 2:58 USA Director: RJ Gordon Productions Producer: Rj Gordon Key Cast: HH DK Chetsang, Roberta Slowikowska, Dr. Raghunath Manet
Inspired by my deep connection to the great rivers, lakes oceans and all the inhabitants of
Indigenous cultures that need protecting. I wish to share the natural beauty and ancient sounds. Our hope is others will act now to express themselves to help the world.West meets East ...filmed in the Foothills of the Himalayas and on the Pacific Ocean Chant Master DKC sings for a Higher Love. Roberta Slowikowska, piano, Raghunath Manet Veena compose together to create a healing sound to accompany this ancient chant in Praise of Bodhicitta.--
The Highest form of Love. May this bring peace to the world and all who hear it.
Narrative: 2:00 USA Director/Writer: Alex Cvetkov Producers: Alex Cvetkov, Rok Cvetkov, Tjasa Perko Key Cast: Natasha Naneva
How a smartphone is a major distraction in our lives.
Narrative: 1:38 USA
Director: Jorge Parra, Jr. Producer: Meghan E. Truax Key Cast: “Scarlett” Christie Griffin “Driver” Jeffrey Nelson
A woman meets and greets with revenge.
Narrative: 2:45 USA Director, Writer, Producer: Emily Hollis Kali Strother Key Cast: “Soldier” Kali Strother “Prisoner” Luiggi Svagelj Music: Marianthe Bezzeridews Pyrotechnics: Jon Mark
A soldier runs from her past, only to discover she can never truly escape; and there is only one way to make things right.
A woman experience dancing in a fantasy realm; reality in black and white and images of color.
Narrative: 1:58 Germany Director: Patrick Steinmann Writers: Henrike Fehrs, Franciska Friede Key Cast: Franciska Friede,“Virginia Knight” Henrike Fehrs “Luise Keller”
Two women on different sides are working together to defeat the enemy.
Yet, can you still trust each other when it’s about your own family?
Student Film: The Movie
Narrative: 2:56 USA Director/Writer: Chris Mrmienti Key Cast: Michael Mancini, Michael C. Anderson, Max Minkowitz, Abigail Hunt, Derek Manson and Jayme Foremaster.
Black & White film that throws back to Hollywood, but not up. Fun Comedy.
Narrative: 1:00 USA Director/Writer: Kelly Murray Producers: Hillary Hanak, Kris Mendoza Key Cast: Robbie Jean, Diamond Simone
A horror film inspired by the phenomenon of sleep paralysis. A woman can’t wake up, and experiences a terrifying nightmare of a demon’s visit...or is it?
Narrative: 2:02 USA Director/Writer/Producer: Niko Baumbach Director/Producer: Beshoy Eskarous Key Cast: Cam Bick
A man is trapped in a mysterious room with a countdown, ticking clock. What will happen when it reaches zero? He doesn’t plan on finding out.
United Kingdom Director/Animator: Wanling Chang Composer: Andrew Canden Sound Designer: James Finderlater
A man who loses his dog and misses it dearly, goes on a journey of his grieving, following the emotional turmoil of his separation. From denial to anger, depression and to bargaining, and then finally, accepting.
Explores the story of Steven Collins, a Wapikoni Native,
and the first to becomea international Olympic ski jumper.
Archive footage and photos gives a genuine and indiginous point of view.
Experimental 3:00 USA Director/Writer/Producer: Claudia Esslinger Key Cast: Maitena Esslinger-Payet
This film explores two relationships, in which physical distance plays a part. It depicts imagery of Esslinger’s granddaughter, who started her life on an island in the Indian Ocean and then moved to California, near the Pacific Ocean. Shot over several years, she is on a “journey” in various locations. During the development of this piece my sister died unexpectedly and a wave of the Atlantic over-washed my camera while visiting her favorite spot. Thus, the two oceans become the geographic parameters of this story.
After The Reign: Confusion
Experimental/Dance 1:00 USA Director/Writer/Producer: Jennifer S Tarrazi-Scully Key Cast: Sharon Carelock Composer: Christopher Editor: Dustin Glasco
This interpretation in dance of a woman experiencing the confusing and schizophrenic nature of loss. Confronting many versions of herself and the beginning of healing process.
Penelope’s ride-share home becomes an odyssey, as she encounters a panoply of passengers along the way.“Odyssey” weaves this notion with the ever-present fabric of technology that permeates our modern life, allowing us to travel from destination to destination with an ease never before seen and now hardly acknowledged. Director says: “Odyssey” weaves this notion with the ever-present fabric of technology that permeates our modern life, allowing us to travel from destination to destination with an ease never before seen, but now hardly acknowledged.”
The Repair Job
Narrative/Original Score: 2:09 United Kingdom Director/Writer/Producer: Inshra Russell Key Cast: Imogen Butler-Cole “Customer,” Oscar Reed “mender”
A woman is eager for a gentleman to help fix her soul,
two seemingly ethereal beings caught in an exchange. When reality filters in we see the soul in question of a fix.
Narrative: 1:20 Switzerland Director/Writer/Producers: Yannik Leibacher, René Müller Key Cast: Thomas Häusler
Desire, lust, guilt. Will you give in to your dark side?
Men and Kongzhu
Documentary: 2:48 USA Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Jingqiu Guan
Film shot in Zizhu Park in Beijing. highlights a popular lifestyle amongst the elders in public space in urban China.
It documents men's graceful movement when exercising with an object called "Kongzhu"
while other elders were playing traditional musical instruments.
Dance: 1:00 Slovakia Director: Jonas Karasek Writer: Peter Rajcak Producer: Effectivity, Protos Productions Key Cast: Romina Kolodziej Based on Tchaikovsky's ballet masterpiece,
this film is a reflection of eco-disasters happening in the world's lakes and seas.
Dance: 1:00 Canada Producer/Director/Key Cast: George Turnbull Bear Lake Productions Director: George Turnbull
Turnbull focuses on dance, animation, and cultural and social justice issues including:
Gwen and John find a box, and John becomes obsessed with opening it, although it looks dangerous.
Narrative: 2:59 USA
Director/Writer/Producer: Darya Khritankova Key Cast: Frank Provenzano, Sean Anglin, Cristina Castro, Nicholas Amalfitano, Jen Blazqez, Angel Vazquez.
A guy is excited to watch a film in a movie theater, yet, who knew such a simple task could become a challenge.
Documentary/Original Score: 3:00 USA
Director/ Writer/Producers: Sohini&Sujay Chattopadhyay Original Score: Shini & Sujay Chattopadhyay
The ‘covalent’ bond of a couple’s relationship.
Perturbed by ceaseless waves of issues. So much that they aim to drift apart. Tirelessly,
but in darkness. As they get back to senses, they find their knot unhurt.
Sand and Flower
Animation: 3:20 United Kingdom Director/Writer/Producer: Jiaqi Wang Key Cast/Voice: Zhiyi Liu
Sand and Flower is related to the poem A Grain of Sand by William Blake.This animation is based on Hemingway’s novel, The Snow of Kilimanjaro. If animals can soothe our hearts, can they also redeem us?
The animation is based on the footsteps of death in the snow of Kilimanjaro. It tells the story of the man to review
the African grasslands and his life before dying. The footsteps of death make people think about where
our lives will eventually go. In animation, death is represented by natural objects, from vultures to hyenas, to shadows.
At the end, the man dies, and the god of nature takes him to eternity.
Tales From Outer Space -- “The Destructor”
Animation 1:30 USA Director/Producer/Animator: Logan Fry Key Cast: CG Robot
This film is a revival of old, 1950s-era filmmaking. It raises the question: "Do humans inflict upon each other worse destruction than could be done by invading, extraterrestrial robots from outer space?"
Hand drawn animation captures the comical soul of an elevated commuter railway.
Animation: 3:00 USA Director/Writer: Tova Reyes
Baby Brother loves to “eat” and his big sister saves him in the end.
How To Ride a Bike
USA Director/Writer/Editor/Producer: Jacob Langsner Key Dast: Will Ogden
Film gives us the power to frame the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Langsner edited this short piece as an homage
to artistic possibility hiding even within the most mundane tasks—such as, riding a bike between class.
Experimental/Original Score: 2:31 USA Director/Writer/Producer: Jacob Langsner Original Score: Christian Giadolor Key Cast: Christian Giodolor, “Viewer,” Jacob Langsner, “Projection”
You’ve got sadness in you, I’ve got sadness in me –
and my works of art are places where the two sadnesses can meet,
and therefore both of us need to feel less sad. - Mark Rothko
The Meaning of Orange
Experimental: 3:00 USA Director/Writer/Producer: William Donaruma Writer/Producer: Robin Donaruma Key Cast: William R. Donaruma “Grandfather” Molly Donaruma “Granddaughter” Voice Over: William Donaruma
The film is dedicated to saving family traditions.
It was born out of a conversation about the digital age of youth, and having my parents home for the holidays.
Experimental: 1:24 USA Poet: Mary Freericks Producer: Matthew Toffolo Narration, Editing, Visual Design: Kierston Drier
Dream is a poem by Mary Freericks, put to a visual by Poetry Movies. She writes about what it might be like to sleep in her granddaughter’s bed. Mary is a longtime artist and poet in Santa Barbara.
Experimental: 0:34 Israel
Director/Producer: Hila Laiser Beja A woman waits for a peacock to cross the road; he voices his intent.