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Comedy / New Zealand / 11 min.

On her bed in a run-down rest home, Dotty is desperate to send a text message to her daughter. When her morning cup of tea arrives, Dotty manages to rope someone else into her long battle with technology.

Director: Mick Andrews, Brett O'Gorman
Producer: Jozsef Fityus
Writer: Mick Andrews
Cast: Joyce Irving, Alison Bruce
Time Capsule

Drama / USA / 11 min.

In the dead of winter, an old man journeys to uncover a time capsule to regain memory of his youth.

Director: Randall Stowell
Producer: Julia Gottlieb, Micah Gendron
Writer: Randall Stowell
Cast: Alfred Ferraris, Mason Stowell

Family / USA / 7 min.

During an afternoon at the beach, an elderly couple transports back to their childhood through the help of a playground pirate ship. When their adult children come to collect them, the cyclical nature of life is exposed.

Director: Renée Felice Smith
Producer: Renée Felice Smith
Writer: Renée Felice Smith
Cast: Alvin Epstein, Patricia Conolly
Halfway Somewhere Else

Drama / USA / 19 min.

50-something Fielding Bent is adrift, torn by colliding passions. In the course of a day, he is caught in the sphere of three women, each of whom has a different claim on his past and his future, his soul and imagination. A fateful decision hovers over them.

Director: Avery Rimer
Producer: Avery Rimer, Sam Ketay
Writer: Debbie Danielpour
Cast: Nicholas Guest, Pamela Guest

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

A middle aged widow, Libby, is trying to find love before she undergoes a leg operation that will render her unable to walk without a cane for the rest of her life.

Director: Jamison M. LoCascio
Producer: Jamison M. LoCascio, Louis J. Ambrosio
Writer: Jamison M. LoCascio
Cast: Colleen Zenk, Liam Mitchell
All That Remains

Drama / USA / 16 min.

When Stan Kucharski, a recluse with nothing to live for, learns about his estranged brother's death from Frank, a nephew he never knew he had, Stan must confront the conflict between a brother he thought had forgotten about him and a dying wish for Stan to write his brother's eulogy.

Director: Chun Pong (Eddie) Ng
Producer: Jeff Chanley, Dan Zhao
Writer: Chun Pong (Eddie) Ng
Cast: Bruce Gray, John Maraffi

Drama / USA / 10 min.

A blocked novelist reflects on a pivotal year in his life, when, as a precocious six-year-old, he struggled for the attention of his bickering parents.

Director: Jeremy Breslau
Producer: Gina Breslau
Writer: Jeremy Breslau
Cast: Jakob Wedel, Kerry Knuppe

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