Friday, September 7th, 2018
Directed by - Radheya Jegatheva
Synopsis - A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.
Cast - Jay Jay Jegathesan
Directed by – Winnifred Jong
Synopsis - Vicki buys milk and finds telling her grandmother is the hardest part.
Cast - Annabelle Loi, Fay Jong
From a Distance:
Directed by -Víctor Audiffred Bazaldúa and Sara Cortijo Gordillo
Synopsis - René gives a very valuable gift to Adela.
Cast - Francisco Aguirre, Yolanda Martinez
With My Own Two Hands:
Directed by - Michaël Barocas
Synopsis - The life journey of a man through his hands and the ones around him.
Cast - Philippe Laudenbach, Nicole Gueden, Jean Charles Deval, Guillaume Monfraix
A Line Between All Things:
Directed by – Charles Marinaro
Synopsis – The old world is gone, the only remnants are the shadows that humanity had once been. Joel, a survivor, fights to stay alive in this post-apocalyptic existence as a parallel belief conflicts and blurs the lines of reality.
Cast - Charles Marinaro, Sara Harman, Sean Murray, Anthony Gagliardo
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
Directed by - Masoud Kazerouni
Synopsis - Two fishermen try to survive in the middle of the sea.
Cast - Mojtaba Eivazi, Rahman Faliuni, Navid Gharibzadeh
Ashley Imperato: Dancer-Teacher-Role Model:
Directed by - Brandon Worden
Synopsis - Documentary of Ashley Imperato and her journey with dance.
Directed by - David McCracken
Synopsis - Four friends reunite for a bachelor party in the Fall of 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on the Bluegrass Bourbon Trail, only to become ripped apart by greed, corruption, and murder.
Cast - Mike C. Nelson, Jenni Melear, David McCracken, Napoleon Ryan
Sgt. Stubby – An American Hero:
Directed by - Richard Lanni
Synopsis – The true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War.
Cast - Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu
Directed by - Barzan Rostami
Synopsis - Animated story of soldiers who are sacrificing their lives in order for people and future generations to live in peace.
Are You Volleyball?!:
Directed by - Mohammad Bakhshi
Synopsis - A group of Arabic asylum seekers conflict with border soldiers every day until a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between the two groups.
Cast - Mehdi Amiri, Esmaeil Alizadeh, Behnoud Yakhchali, Saeid Ahanj
Blows with the Wind:
Directed by - Hazhir As’adi
Synopsis - Animated tale of a scarecrow becoming alive.
Pokey Twig: Whisper a Dream:
Directed by - Eric Lindstrom
Synopsis - With breathtaking views of Mount Hood National Forest, this music video captures a love of Pacific Northwest landscapes and a quirky sense of discovery.
Cast - Emilee Rose
Directed by - Larry Rosen
Synopsis - Kevin doesn't have a care in the world, until his ex-girlfriends conspire together to teach him a lesson.
Cast - Mike Vezza, Ita Korenzecher, Christie Schwartzman, Gwenn Dara
All About Rita:
Directed by - Guy Chachkes
Synopsis - A husband who suspects his wife is cheating hires a private detective but he finds out more than he bargained for.
Cast - Alexandru Aldea, Gustavo Pace
Becca Stevens: Regina:
Directed by - Stella K.
Synopsis - Regina (Latin for queen) is a music video about the story of a person trying to regain the inner strength that they have lost.
Cast - Beccas Stevens
Warriors for Social Justice:
Directed by - Alan Trinca
Synopsis - A satirical social commentary about the unwillingness of individuals to engage in civil discourse and their mob-mentality's affinity toward slander and the destruction of those with opposing viewpoints.
Cast - Cory McCants, Kajuana Marie, Alexis Kelley, Alan Trinca
Directed by - Alaa Al Sehnawi
Synopsis – Terrorists are pillaging a Syrian village while a husband tries to hide and deliver his wife’s baby as she goes into labor.
Cast - Wafa Moselly, Jihad AlZogbi, Marwan Abu Shahin, Ahed Deeb
Directed by - Jennifer Plotzke
Synopsis – Comedy of a lift service gone wrong.
Cast - Brooke Hoover, Harinder Sood
Directed by - Katrina Lena and Weetus Cren
Synopsis - It’s about everything funny happening in our daily lives around the world, but all contexts will be reflected through conversations and situations in the family of Joseph who is living in New York.
Cast - Mike Butters, Sheila Houlahan, Philbrook, Jordan Williams
When it is Not Your Time:
Directed by - Alexandre Ottoveggio
Synopsis - A story about hope and friendship after destiny changes everything in the life of a hit man.
Cast - Thelonious Johnson, Varushka Franceschi, Tom Frost, Alexandre Ottoveggio
Directed by - Michael Villani
Synopsis - When Harrison has to give up the shirt that impressed the love of his life, he must go through a troubling journey in order to get the shirt back and keep the interest of the girl of his dreams.
Cast - Richard Lyons, Harry Seddon, Steve Ferrari, Alyssa Corea
Hamnava Ensemble: Shenidom Bahmeni:
Directed by - Ali Nikfar
Synopsis - A traditional music video from south of Iran in Bushehr.
Cast - Baran Mozafari
This is Chip:
Directed by - Marta Gac
Synopsis - A once “legendary” creative director must adapt to the new millennial culture of modern day Madison Ave.
Cast - Kent Koren, Julie Megan Smith, Regina Palian, Trevor Van Uden
Directed by - Justin Giddings
Synopsis - When the last citizen on the furthest outpost in space makes first contact with intelligent life, he's forced to not only protect humanity but that which makes him human: love.
Cast - Ryan Patrick Welsh, Ryann Turner
Directed by - Bruno Mazzocchi
Synopsis - The melancholic space odyssey of a daydreamer.
Cast - Gustavo Damasceno
Directed by - Sean Miller
Synopsis - On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President.
Cast - Mike McNamara, Cecilee Von Rhea, Kylan Conroy, Jeff Garretson
Directed by - Adam Crow
Synopsis - All hell breaks loose when a double-crossed agent left for dead by his friend and mentor agrees to meet him to find out why.
Cast - Corey Johnson, Julian Kostov, Craig Ricci Shaynak
Plike: Never Always:
Directed by - Natalie Bible’
Synopsis - A broken young woman must destroy the old version of herself to become anew.
Cast - Brieanna Steele
Shoot Me Nicely:
Directed by - Elias Plagianos
Synopsis - Photographer Sean Wheeler is searching for a lucrative celebrity photo to re-launch his career after his life has hit rock bottom. An opportunity presents itself for Sean to prove he has what it takes but will he succeed?
Cast - Linda Hamilton, William Sadler, John Behlmann, Tasie Lawrence
Roseann Sureda: It’s Called Love:
Directed by - Stephen William Tenner
Synopsis - The longings of one’s heart in the quest of pure love’s true embrace.
Cast - Roseann Sureda, Stephen William Tenner
Directed by - Mylissa Fitzsimmons
Synopsis - A sick woman and a young girl engage in a discussion about who decides when it's your time to die.
Cast - Jenny O'Hara, Addison Eckert, Leonora Pitts
Directed by - Usher Morgan
Synopsis - When a short-tempered mobster and his gang of thugs try to shake down a neighborhood bar, they're soon confronted with the wrath of its owner - a mysterious southern mother with a dangerous past.
Cast - Elyse Price, Joel Bernard, Emil Ferzola, Joe Trombino
The Shacks: Texas:
Directed by - Luke Lashley
Synopsis - Music video where Shannon, Max, and Evan embark on a search to thwart a mysterious, time-traveling duo holding their bandmate hostage.
Cast - Ben Borchers, Randall Oliver, Shannon Wise, Max Shrager
Sunday, September 9th, 2018
The Last Embrace:
Directed by - Saman Hosseinpuor
Synopsis – A young girl goes to her dying grandfather while the rest of the family remains distracted by their cell phones.
Cast - Zhona Sajadi, Fereiduon Aliramai
For What it’s Worth:
Directed by - Brendan Gilliam
Synopsis – Documentary where every car has a story in this front seat view of demolition derby drivers Bob “The Killer Bee” Bennison, Kyle Harrigan, and Kyle Cohen as they prepare for New Jersey’s annual Turkey Derby.
Directed by - Javad Daraei
Synopsis – Things may not be as they appear when someone in a quiet area asks for help from nearby people.
Cast - Davod Moeini Kiya, Karim Gholi Zade, Hakha Bazargan, Farhad Ghotbi
There’s a Long, Long Trail: A Short, Short Story:
Directed by - Samantha Misa
Synopsis - The story of widower Robert T. Cooper and his quest for heroism in the Great War.
Cast - Richard J. Lalosh III, Kevin R. Rung, Luke A. Biondi, Ryan Ossit
Directed by - Justin Adams
Synopsis - A man invites his ex on a hiking trip in the Catskill Mountains to heal old wounds and bury the hatchet. But are his true intentions really to heal? And is the hatchet all he wants to bury?
Cast - Justin Adams, Mairin Lee, Gustavo Pace, David Kenner
Down in the Dumps:
Directed by - Evan Elise Owens
Synopsis - Inspired by true events; a woman is kidnapped, raped, beaten, and left for dead in a dumpster. As he carries on with his life, she fights to keep hers.
Cast - Evan Elise Owens, Aaron Moore
Directed by - James Zeiss
Synopsis - An animal rescue volunteer and a mysterious traveler compete for the attention of a young woman.
Cast - Andrew Matthews, Mike Sutton, Isaiah Seward, Giselle Bradshaw
Directed by - Jeremiah Kipp
Synopsis - Edera is a woman whose perception is altered by schizophrenia. Her love for Chris is her only way to reality and truth. It's a lonely journey into love, betrayal, and courage.
Cast - Ilaria Malvezzi, Taylor August
Directed by – Nadia Talel
Synopsis – Mib and Janie are mother and daughter, struggling to get in step for a Wedding March.
Cast – Ginger Grace, Phoenix Gonzalez
Directed by - Isaac Ruiz Gastélum
Synopsis - Two children take refuge in the Sinaloa sierra.
Cast - Jacqueline Vizcarra, Bryan Ramírez
Directed by - Colin Gerrard
Synopsis - A terrorist attack raises uncomfortable questions about immigration, identity and morality. When a group of strangers encounter Eli, an elderly man, can the harrowing events from his past influence their future?
Cast - David Gant, Kathryn Hanke, Naima Stevenson, Rose Riley
Directed by - Matthew Bernard
Synopsis – Documentary about rumination on self and country.
K.O.: Stand Down:
Directed by – Dana Tynan and Kario Salem
Cast - Billy Bob Thornton, Willow Stromer
Synopsis - Music video starring Billy Bob Thornton as a haunted ex-soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder on a journey toward an ultimate confrontation with himself.
Directed by - Alex Ayala and Chris Karr
Synopsis - Gateway Drug and Surgical, a local pharmacy run by the ornery pharmacist Rich, must contend with unruly customers, a possible corporate takeover, his rebellious daughter, an arrogant technician, and a timid intern.
Cast - Sanjay Rao, Kathy Rose Center, Alexandria Ayala
Directed by - Marcellus Cox
Synopsis - An angel descends from heaven looking to bridge the gap by finding common ground between law enforcement and minorities.
Cast - Skyler James, Tim Farley, Mark Anthony Taylor, Stephen Cofield Jr.
Directed by - Chelsey Raegan Knapp
Synopsis - When disputes in a loveless marriage escalate, a young medical student prescribes a solution with questionable side effects in Detroit of 1928.
Cast - Jaclyn Wells, Shaun O'Malley, Sarah Manasseri, Eric Hoshaw
Thurman Comes Home:
Directed by - Bruce Gorman Jr.
Synopsis - A homeless man reflects upon his life when he is visited by an old mentor.
Cast - Richard Bird, Wesli Spence, LaVon Tart, Jr.
Directed by - Gerard Bianco Jr.
Synopsis - Nikki and Gerard, two struggling independent producers in New York City, are desperate for a hit series. After a promising meeting, they set off to make a reality show with Gerard's rich playboy cousin.
Cast - Gerard Bianco Jr, Nikki Gold, Lynne Koplitz, Jordan Carlos
Directed by - Emrhys Cooper
Synopsis - James, a sexy sought-after Instagram star and self-proclaimed ‘Trophy,’ is dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor. Now he must learn that the real world is not the facade he’s built for himself on social media.
Cast - Emrhys Cooper, Anthony Johnston, Donal Brophy, Gerald McCullough
Stav G: Silhouette:
Directed by - Yaniv Glaser
Synopsis - Silhouette is a dark, ethereal music video about a constant shadow following the protagonist.
Cast - Stav German
Directed by - Alden Peters
Synopsis – Comedy involving Carson who, after being shamed by an online hookup for being too “femme,” must confront his own notions of masculinity and gender roles within the LGBTQ community.
Cast - Corey Camperchioli, Stephanie Hsu, Derek Klena, Aja
Directed by - Aaron McPherson
Synopsis – A dark comedy that outlines the slow decay of the American Dream reflected in a rundown diner on New Year’s Eve.
Cast - Dolph Lundgren, Challen Cates, Shaun Sipos, Teri Reeves
Directed by - Rob Maloof
Synopsis - A predator becomes prey as the Red Light Slasher looks to claim his sixth victim in this music video thriller.
Cast - Ashley Bain, Alex Winston, Carly Chabot
SMACKED! Heroin Addiction & Recovery in Rural America:
Directed by - Jessica Vecchione
Synopsis - Documentary of how law enforcement and the community are coping with the heroin epidemic sweeping the rural western Catskill Mountains.