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Drama / USA / 17 min.

In a story that confronts the American opioid epidemic head-on, one man recounts his tale of addiction, recovery, family and regret during a Narcotics Anonymous meeting that is anything but ordinary. Directorial debut of Emmy Award winner Heather Tom.

Director: Heather Tom
Producer: Victor Mazzone
Writer: Zach Bandler
Cast: Vince Nappo, Blake Clendenin
The Games We Play

Comedy / USA / 10 min.

An innocent game among friends forever alters the course of a relationship

Director: Rich Newey, Annika Marks
Producer: Annika Marks, Rich Newey
Writer: Annika Marks
Cast: Thomas Sadoski, Annika Marks, Missy Yager

Comedy / USA / 5 min.

Before meeting his fiancée's father for the first time, a man must finally overcome his inability to tie his shoe laces or risk losing his love forever.

Director: Kevin Broberg
Producer: John Bonenberger, Maxx Capps
Writer: Kevin Broberg
Cast: Connor Tillman, Molly Wilbanks

Drama / USA / 7 min.

A man lost in the present drifts through his past.

Director: Russ Lamoureux
Producer: Lauren Bratman, Russ Lamoureux
Writer: Russ Lamoureux, Richard Oesterheld
Cast: Ned Brower, Katie Aselton, Sarah Jane
Odd er et egg (Odd is an Egg)

Animation / Norway / 11 min.

Odd is terrified of his head, until one day he falls in love with Gunn who is both fearless and happy in life. Odd's life is turned upside down and he is freed from his worries in the most unexpected way.

Director: Kristin Ulseth
Producer: Kristin Ulseth, Fredrik Fottland
Writer: Maria Avramova, Kristin Ulseth

Drama / USA / 8 min.

Set in the cutthroat world of Wall Street, a young star investor is forced to confront hidden realities when he is framed for a crime he did not commit by his manipulative boss.

Director: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
Producer: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
Writer: Michael Grant, Stephanie Katherine Grant
Cast: Michael Grant, Robert Sisko, Howard

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 18 min.

"JC" is the daring new vision of William Shakespeare's political thriller "Julius Caesar". The film, centering around Portia and her husband Brutus, mixes documentary footage, with narrative photography and cutting-edge organic visual effects.

Director: Matt Boatright-Simon
Producer: David Waite, Jon Meier
Writer: William Shakespeare, Matt Boatright-Simon
Cast: Francesca Manzi, Charles Porter, Brad MacDonald
The Drone and the Kid

Foreign / USA / 13 min.

A lonely Pakistani boy finds the camera device from a crashed U.S. military drone and is able to finally get the attention he craves when he discovers it's still able to transmit to the American drone operator on the other side.

Director: Imran J. Khan
Producer: Fayyaz Adrees, Randa Serag
Writer: Imran J. Khan
Cast: Uzair Ali, Faisal Chaudhary
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