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Twin Lotus

Drama / USA / 15 min.

The dramatic story of two twin sisters that were separated when they were 7 years old. Their parents took different paths in the 1930s pre-revolutionary China during the Japanese occupation of the 20th Century. They reunited 18 years later during the Chinese Civil war between the communist forces of Mao and the Chinese Nationalist. When they meet again, one of the sisters is the leader of the communist-party student movement and the other one is married to a Nationalist Party colonel.

Director: Yucheng Zhao, He Huang
Producer: Yucheng Zhao
Writer: Yucheng Zhao
Cast: Yucheng Zhao, Haotong Meng
Ivory Shadows

Horror / USA / 20 min.

A college professor must protect his son after learning his new house came with more than just an old piano.

Director: Murad Peret
Producer: Lisa Sadek, Ramazan Nanayev
Writer: Murad Peret
Cast: David Arkema, Aprella Barule
The Unforgiven

Drama / USA / 10 min.

Stuck in purgatory, a cynical angel is assigned to save the soul of a low level criminal. But when the devil intervenes, he is forced to confront his own skepticism.

Director: Jason Piccioni
Producer: Arnon Manor
Writer: Jason Piccioni
Cast: Niko Nicotera, Philippe Brenninkmeyer

Comedy / USA / 11 min.

A robot from the future travels back in time to 1984 in order to kill the young boy who will grow up to invent the Internet.

Director: Stephen Stanley
Producer: Stephen Stanley
Writer: Stephen Stanley
Cast: Cody Veith, Mort Burke
Taking the Plunge

Animation / USA / 7 min.

When a young man's ideal wedding proposal is put in jeopardy, he is forced to dive into unknown waters to salvage his plans.

Director: Nick Manfredi, Marie Raoult
Producer: Elizabeth Ku-Herrero, Thaddeus Andreades
Writer: Nick Manfredi, Elizabeth Ku-Herrero
It's Not Always Sunny

Comedy / USA / 9 min.

Sunny's attempts to talk to the girl of his dreams are interrupted when his parents inform him that his arranged wife is arriving in two days.

Director: Kimberly Hwang
Producer: Kimberly Hwang
Writer: Kimberly Hwang
Cast: Omi Vaidya, Jinhee Joung
Waiting for Daybreak

Drama / Germany / 9 min.

Waiting for Daybreak is a film about being trapped in our destiny. It is a metaphor for the powers our ethnic, cultural or religious background have over our lives.

Director: Aviv Kosloff
Producer: Moritz Wessendorff
Writer: Aviv Kosloff Aviv Kosloff
Cast: Genevieve Marentette, Joaquim Dos Santos
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