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Drama / USA / 19 min.

A mysterious suicide in a crowded apartment building sets off a chain of seemingly random events and leads one young boy towards a dark discovery.

Director: Sean McWilliams
Producer: Anne Sawyier
Writer: Sean McWilliams
Cast: Peter Mark, David Alan Graf, Elliot James Thomas Moore

Romance / USA / 4 min.

A young woman questions her relationship with the man she just slept with.

Director: Giovanni Porta
Producer: Giovanni Porta
Writer: Giovanni Porta
Cast: Kyle Allen, Emily Mest, Danube
Daisy's Chain

Drama / USA / 13 min.

Having changed her name only 28 hours earlier, boutique hotel owner Saphire Daisy seems to be going through a rebirth of sorts - spurring a rather reflective stream of consciousness.

Director: Chris Mangano
Producer: Fleur Saville
Writer: Todd van der Ark
Cast: Susan Kohler, Sydney Brown, Jr., Joe Voltierra

Action/Adventure / USA / 5 min.

When a young woman moves from Czech Republic to Los Angeles with hopes of becoming an actress in 1996, her new life strays far from her and her brother's expectations.

Director: Clayton Vila
Producer: Clayton Vila, Mack Fisher
Writer: Clayton Vila
Cast: Sabina Formanek, Miroslav Kamis

Drama / USA / 19 min.

While working at his family's funeral home, Ronnie fantasizes falling in and out of love in the strangest of places. His moral grip on reality is soon lost when he falls madly in love with the beguiling Ophilia. Only he can decide if it's real and how it will end.

Director: Matteo Ribaudo
Producer: Matteo Ribaudo, Patricia Rae
Writer: Matteo Ribaudo
Cast: Jeff Staron, Michelle Page, Jake

Comedy / USA / 9 min.

A pushover with a jerk-boyfriend must overcome a home invader, a creepy neighbor, and a peeping government to take control of her life and become the woman she wants to be.

Director: Adam J. Hardy, Richmond Felton
Producer: Maira Alejandra, Adam J. Hardy
Writer: Adam J. Hardy, Kevin M. Horton
Cast: Kim Whalen, Kevin M. Horton, Vonzell Carter

Drama / Germany / 8 min.

As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.

Director: Joschka Laukeninks
Producer: Benjamin Horstkotte, Tobias Wichura
Writer: Joschka Laukeninks
Cast: Jan Stapelfeldt, Xenia Assenza, Jessica McIntyre
See Pap Love

Comedy / USA / 13 min.

Papine has a snoring problem. After her lover kicks her out of the house, she embarks on a quest to cure her condition, and just might find true love along the way, in explosive fashion.

Director: Greg Dephoure Goldman
Producer: Greg Dephoure Goldman, Anya Bay
Writer: Greg Dephoure Goldman
Cast: Alexandra Hellquist, Grégoire Thoby, David D'Amico
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