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Lemonade Mafia

Comedy / USA / 9 min.

Kira's organic lemonade dynasty becomes in jeopardy, when new comer Shantel Osgood moves in on her territory with her high fructose corn sugar version of Lemonade. It's an all out neighborhood war in a good natured battle of wills between competing kid entrepreneurs in this comedy for all ages.

Director: Anya Adams
Producer: Redelia Shaw, CJ Pyles
Writer: Keith Edie
Cast: Marsai Martin, Ava Acres, Yvette Nicole
Night Light

Family / USA / 15 min.

A Mother and Son fantasy-adventure about imagination, growing up and stopping at nothing tomake sure the sun is always up.

Director: Ryan Oksenberg
Producer: Ryan Oksenberg, Harmony Smith, Ari Schneider
Writer: Ryan Oksenberg
Cast: Elliott Smith, Harmony Smith, Brandon Calvillo
Taking Flight

Animation / USA / 6 min.

Taking Flight is a short film inspired by Antonio Pasin, inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon. In this fictional tribute to Pasin's legacy, what begins as a small boy's boring day with Grandpa turns into a larger-than-life journey, narrowly escaping wild monkeys and battling aliens to save the universe.

Director: Brandon Oldenburg
Producer: Robert Pasin, Lampton Enochs
Writer: Brandon Oldenburg
Cast: Ray Wise, Asher Blinkoff, Kevin Rahm
The Boy Who Learned To Fly

Animation / USA / 8 min.

From humble beginnings in a Jamaican schoolyard to his ascendance on the world stage, sprinter Usain Bolt finds a way to fly past the pressure. By keeping it light and overcoming the weight of fame he finds the joy of running, fulfilling his destiny as the fastest man alive.

Director: Limbert Fabian, Jake Wyatt
Producer: Usain Bolt, Wendell Riley
Writer: Renato Fernandez, Mark Peters
Cast: Kevoy Burton, Camille Davis, Sekai Smart-MacAulay
Static Stephen

Family / United Kingdom / 2 min.

Tired of his big brother's bullying ways, eight year old Stephen uses his wild imagination and polka dot socks to teach him an electrifying lesson!

Director: Luke Bellis
Producer: Charlie Morrell
Writer: Luke Bellis
Cast: Reuben Bainbridge, Ryan Turner
Fox and the Whale

Animation / Canada / 12 min.

The tale of a curious fox who goes in search of an elusive whale. a journey of longing and discovery.

Director: Robin Joseph
Producer: Robin Joseph
Writer: Robin Joseph
Albedo Absolute

Family / USA / 15 min.

Albedo Absolute is a fairy tale adventure of Violet and Savannah, two sisters who disobey their parent's warning by venturing into a brooding forest. There, they discover a large plug wedged into the forest floor. What lurks beneath the plug? The girls cannot resist finding out. Their curiosity sends them down a kaleidoscopic drain pipe and into a strange and startling journey of no return.

Director: Vlad Marsavin
Producer: Elena Baranova
Writer: William Brookfield
Cast: Hannah McCloud, Lyliana Wray, Boti Bliss, Gabriel Olds

Family / India / 15 min.

11-year old Melvin Fernandes stays as far as possible from water. That, is an almost impossible task, considering he lives in a quaint little coastal town in Goa. Water is a recurring motif in his world. The arrival of Debby Baretto, a new girl in school, forces him to face his fears head on. A mysterious drawing book, a water-controlling superhero and an unlikely pet accompany him on a little journey of courage.

Director: Pia Shah
Producer: Varun Shah
Writer: Pia Shah
Cast: Viraj Khemani, Gracy Singh, Pravishi Das
Green Light

Animation / South Korea / 17 min.

The world after the nuclear war. The ecosystem of the earth is completely destroyed. Mari, the survivor of the polluted land, stumbles upon a robot soldier M626 at an abandoned city and becomes friends.

Director: Seongmin Kim
Producer: Haejung Suk
Writer: Seongmin Kim, Woojin Chang
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