A bittersweet comedy about cooking and grief.
Dysfunctional British siblings have an awkward Christmas
with the corpse of their dead mum.
Director: Nick Frew
Producer: Vicky Petela, Martin Roe
Writer: Nick Frew
Cast: Tituss Burgess, Catherine Tate, Jonathan Cake
Comedy / USA / 15 min.
A little boy feels betrayed when his mother has
another son and decides to give her a taste of her
own medicine by summoning another mother.
Director: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer
Producer: Natalie Metzger
Writer: Dawn Luebbe, Jocelyn DeBoer
Cast: Elias Harger, Michael McMillian, Jocelyn DeBoer
Sci-Fi / Canada / 17 min.
A lone astronaut testing the first faster-than-light spacecraft travels
farther than he imagined possible.
Director: Adam Stern
Producer: Todd Giroux, Sara Irvine-Erickson
Writer: Adam Stern
Cast: Ty Olsson, Aliyah O'Brien, Karin
Don't Be Afraid of the Light
Horror / USA / 15 min.
A mysterious supernatural force helps a young girl find the
strength to fight back against a group of vicious bullies and a
dark creature that haunts her at night.
Director: Jason Rostovsky
Producer: Lydia Cartwright, Jason Rostovsky, Rachel Walker
Writer: Jason Rostovsky
Cast: Charlotte White, Torran Kitts, Raam Weinfeld
Sci-Fi / USA / 12 min.
In turn-of-the-century Japan, a young girl
sacrifices her freedom in order to save her ailing
father by becoming a factory worker. Surrounded
by fear and foes, she is soon entangled in an
unexpected metamorphosis as she transforms into a
silkworm. "Unbound" is based on the short story
Reeling for the Empire from a New York Times
Bestseller by Karen Russell.
Mermaid Anya, held captive in an aquarium, falls out of love with
her caretaker, Jack, when he fails to follow through with his
promise to break her free. Broken-hearted and alone, she must
find a way to escape before they move her further away from
Director: Bola Ogun
Producer: Bola Ogun, Blair Skinner
Writer: Bola Ogun