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Sci-Fi / USA / 20 min.

A story of obsession, power, and discovery centering around a maverick neuroscientist, her doting pupil, and an alluring machine that could revolutionize brain science.

Director: Dustin Brown
Producer: Jason Smith
Writer: Dustin Brown
Cast: Christine Kellogg-Darrin, Sam Buchanan
Into the Stream

Drama / USA / 11 min.

Cats ride skateboards and people get struck by lightning, in a world of viral videos, memes, and 24-hour news cycles, as one man erodes the boundary between his digital distractions and real life

Director: Alexey Marfin
Producer: Alexey Marfin
Writer: Alexey Marfin
Cast: Brian Hanford, Sabine Crossen, Fiona
Red Lopez

Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min.

Rafael 'Red' Lopez, a Mexican-American outlaw on the run and subject of police brutality kills three deputies in cold blood, sparking Utah's greatest manhunt ever, and testing his ability to survive.

Director: Stephen Frandsen, Hadleigh Arnst
Producer: Stephen Frandsen, Hadleigh Arnst
Writer: Sally Faraday
Cast: Julien Cesario, Justin Campbell, Rose
The Purple Land

Action/Adventure / Uruguay / 15 min.

1868, Banda Oriental (Uruguay). Richard Lamb (26) arrives to our lady of the forsaken ranch, with a recommendation letter in search for work. The place is a vagabond's real refuge where Lamb will learn to kill or die.

Director: Carlos "Charly" Gutierrez"
Producer: Santiago Lopez
Writer: Carlos "Charly" Gutierrez, Ignacio "Nacho" Mendy
Cast: Roberto Suárez, Pedro Dalton, Nacho Mendy
The Others

Drama / USA / 19 min.

A once intimate group of Broadway actors reunite after the tragic death their friend. Amidst reminiscing, singing and attempts to get closure for unresolved matters, they come to terms that relationships are not what they once were. The Others is genuine and heartfelt, featuring a strong multiethnic cast.

Director: Amanda Brennan
Producer: Paul Martinez, Thomas Heiman
Writer: Ariel Felix
Cast: Ariel Felix, Tessa Kim, Olivia Tracey

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 9 min.

A couple have an old friend over for dinner, but when a game with a toy gun gets out of hand, their pent-up and unhealthy feelings toward each other are finally revealed.

Director: Ian Barling
Producer: Molly Gillis
Writer: Ian Barling
Cast: Caroline Craig, Sal Rendino, Kathleen Wise
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