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A Date in 2025

Sci-Fi / USA / 14 min.

In the year 2025, a young man's superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face certain suicide from loneliness.

Director: Ryan Turner
Producer: Allison Vanore, Matthew Hart
Writer: Matthew Hart, Ryan Turner
Cast: Sasha Feldman, Corrin Evans, Amy
The Zim

Drama / USA / 17 min.

A farmer struggles to protect his home and loved ones amidst the violent turmoil of the Zimbabwean land seizures. Inspired by true events.

Director: Alexander Bedria
Producer: Alexander Bedria, William Barfield
Writer: Alexander Bedria
Cast: Alexander Bedria, Tongayi Chirisa, Shaun
Life Boat

Drama / USA / 18 min.

"Life Boat", revolves around six teenagers who are led into an intriguing game of survival by their guidance counselor. Based on true events.

Director: Lorraine Nicholson
Producer: Elizabeth Gilpin, Ross Levine
Writer: Lorraine Nicholson
Cast: Stephen Dorff, Elizabeth Gilpin, Chloe
The Clapper

Horror / USA / 4 min.

A young woman with a broken leg installs clappers in her apartment. When she claps she hears a noise, is it an echo? Or is there someone else clapping?

Director: Neil Stevens
Producer: Venezia Zavala
Writer: Neil Stevens
Cast: Aubree Bowe, Neil Stevens, Lindsay
First Strike Butcher Knife

Suspense/Thriller / USA / 13 min.

A solider struggles to make a life or death decision.

Director: Michael Easton
Producer: Sherri Saum, Kamar De Los Reyes
Writer: Michael Easton
Cast: Sherri Saum, Kamar De Los Reyes, Trevor
Bill's Leaving

Drama / USA / 13 min.

On the eve of his going away party, disgraced executive Bill goes into the men's room to kill him self, but before he can do the deed, a stream of his subordinates file in exchanging stories about Bill, each worse than the next.

Director: Brian Phares
Producer: Kelsey Bergfelder, Mayank Bhatter
Writer: Brian Phares
Cast: John Ennis, Marco Dapper, Kelly
Small Talk

Musical / USA / 11 min.

A musical short about what happens when you run into an ex.

Director: Becca Gleason
Producer: Alexander Greer, Laura Schwartz
Writer: Becca Gleason
Cast: Nicholas Braun, Leah Bobbey, Georgie
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