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Desert Noir

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

In a remote roadside bar, a man fantasizes to his doubtful friends about fame and fortune in Hollywood. However, when a gorgeous Marilyn Monroe look-a-like enters the bar with tales of misfortune and a killer on the loose, a different side of Hollywood threatens their simple world.

Director: Emily Needell
Producer: Amanda Glassman, Bridget Arnet
Writer: Emily Needell
Cast: Russ Kingston, Matthew Downs
Erbgut (Liquidation)

Drama / Germany / 17 min.

Max is on the road with his pregnant girlfriend Lina. He suddenly gets a call from his grandfather, who wants to meet him shortly before he will be taken away. At the grandfather's home he offers Max an inheritance that blasts apart any notion of "family."

Director: Matthias Zuder
Producer: Annika Steffens
Writer: Marie-Therese Thill
Cast: Horst Westphal, Christian Friedel

Drama / USA / 8 min.

In March 1964, 37 people silently witnessed the murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them could explain why they hadnít interfered, why they had just stood by, watching. "37" is the story of two of those bystanders.

Director: Puk Grasten
Producer: Isabella Wing-Davey
Writer: Puk Grasten
Cast: Lynn Cohen, George S. Irving

Drama / USA / 14 min.

An Iraqi man haunted by the death of his wife moves to Baghdad to start over but becomes obsessed with a suspicious neighbor.

Director: Michelle Steffes
Producer: Paul Luebbers, Joel VanderSpek
Writer: Rebekah Score
Cast: Steven Knight, Iyad Hajjaj
Kill Of The Night

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 7 min.

Posing as a kidnapper for hire, a mysterious woman takes a bored, suburban family man for a thrill ride down a desolate country road.

Director: Aya Tanimura
Producer: Tom Chadwick
Writer: Aya Tanimura
Cast: Tasya Van Ree, Randy Kerber
The Coin

Family / USA / 8 min.

A young boy gains solace from an unlikely source when a homeless man gives him a gift.

Director: Fabien Martorell
Producer: Fabien Martorell, Golan Ramras
Writer: Fabien Martorell, Golan Ramras
Cast: Christopher Lloyd, Kathryn Morris
Eine gute Geschichte (A Good Story)

Drama / Germany / 20 min.

This film is about an elder woman Helga Landowsky who wants to buy a jug in an antiques shop in Goerlitz but the shop assistant does not want to sell it for money. Jakub Lato would only sell the jug for a good story - her story.

Director: Martin-Christopher Bode
Producer: Alexandra Prochazka, Daniel Philipp
Writer: Michael Seidel
Cast: Petra Kelling, Michael Tregor

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