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NARRATIVE SHORTS

Showings – select to order tickets:
Apr 4th @ 3:00 pm
@ Hollywood Regal #6 (119 seats)

101 Years

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

Two women live in isolation on the same property...101 Years apart. But as they each fall deeper into their purgatories, they inevitably come closer to discovering the presence of one another through the time-bending power of shared experience.

  • Runtime:
    11:25 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Brett Dameron
  • Screenwriter:
    Brett Dameron
  • Cast:
    Kathleen Burke, Sarah Jes Austell

A Syrian Woman | Human Stories From Jordan

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Cinematic Poem

After nearly a decade of conflict, Syrian refugee women have become some of the most vulnerable amid the crisis. Thousands have lost their families and husbands, and now must provide for their children, alone in an unfamiliar country. Hearing firsthand accounts of the refugee crisis in Jordan, we reflect on what it means to be a Syrian woman. We follow their experiences of survival – from displacement, danger, child-marriage, and trauma, to their resilience and hope to rebuild a better future for their children.

  • Runtime:
    11:17 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Country:
    Jordan
  • Director:
    Louis Sayad DeCaprio, Khawla Al Hammouri

All Cats Are Grey In The Dark

Documentary Competition (Shorts)

He calls himself Catman. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he yearns to become a father, he has his beloved Marmelade fertilized by an exclusive tomcat abroad.

  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Country:
    Switzerland
  • Director:
    Lasse Linder
  • Screenwriter:
    Lasse Linder

Ava in the End

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Sci-FI Dark Comedy Drama

After tripping over her dog and dying, a young woman wakes up in a virtual purgatory and waits for her mind to be downloaded into a new body.

  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ursula Ellis
  • Screenwriter:
    Addison Heimann
  • Cast:
    Elsa Gay, Allie Gallerani

Extra Sauce

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Comedy

Hans, a mediocre heartbroken actor, is greeted by an Angel of Death after attempting suicide an hour before his play's premiere.

  • Runtime:
    13:40 minutes
  • Language:
    German
  • Country:
    Germany
  • Director:
    Alireza Ghasemi
  • Screenwriter:
    Alireza Ghasemi
  • Cast:
    Ben Janssen, Antonio Lallo

For Hemingway

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Science Fiction Drama

A lonely teenage girl learns that she can communicate with her recently deceased uncle through a series of audio cassette tapes. Together, they attempt to escape the oppressive grasp of her desperate mother.

  • Runtime:
    16:30 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Peter Zachwieja
  • Screenwriter:
    Peter Zachwieja
  • Cast:
    Elizabeth Cappuccino, Carolyn Slesinski, Robert McEvily, Queen Esther

i only miss you when i'm breathing

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Shorts Drama

A devastated wife and husband, stuck in the aftermath of a school shooting that killed their only son, are bombarded by friends and neighbors who want them to re-join the human race. Inspired by the real life story of Nashville country singer/songwriter Freddy Weller, and his wife Pippy. Starring Lori Fischer and country music star Phil Vassar.

  • Runtime:
    17:55 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ashley Wren Collins
  • Screenwriter:
    Lori Fischer
  • Cast:
    Lori Fischer, Phil Vassar

Las Vegas Bender

Documentary Competition (Shorts)

Las Vegas Bender is a short-form documentary that follows Las Vegas native and neon artist Leticia Maldonado on her journey from a young girl enamored by the glitzy neon lights of Las Vegas Blvd to her inspired work as a neon bender.

  • Runtime:
    21:55 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Danny Corey

Love Birds

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Adventure Drama

An American woman travels deep into to the Amazon jungle discouraged with her marriage & on a quest for adventure, nature and a new sense of belonging. She unexpectedly meets Noe, an amazonian painter who teaches what true belonging really means.

  • Runtime:
    7:45 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    Not Specified
  • Director:
    Ashley Mosher
  • Screenwriter:
    Ashley Mosher
  • Cast:
    Noe Huaraca, Ashley Mosher

No Traveler Returns

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

A young African immigrant's struggles to adjust to life in America push him towards an existential crisis.

  • Runtime:
    12:37 minutes
  • Language:
    English,French
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Ellie Foumbi
  • Screenwriter:
    Ellie Foumbi
  • Cast:
    Dawuda Jabbie, Souleymane Sy Savané, Fatouma Jabbie, Maba Ba

Signal Problems

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Shorts Comedy

Just under 2 million civilians ride the New York City Subway every year. What if the masterminds controlling this underground system were voice over actors? Signal Problems, a 2 minute comedy starring Joel Garland (Orange is The New Black) and Molly Leland (Ozark), explores the dystopian world in which the New York City MTA is unreliable.

  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Adam Volerich
  • Screenwriter:
    Molly Leland
  • Cast:
    Joel M Garland, Molly Leland

Stallions

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Narrative

A young Palestinian horse breeder named Abdel Naser Musleh and his family navigate the difficulties of raising champion Arabian horses in the West Bank—where access to vets and training facilities always seems to be a checkpoint away.

  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic,English,Hebrew
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Elise Coker

Still Happy

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Comedy Drama

A middle-aged baseball fan goes to Delray Beach seeking out George "Happy" Haliday, a modest man who once played second base for the 1962 New York Mets. The fan has brought a baseball with him that his father caught during a game that infamous season. The ball has been signed by every member of the ‘62 team, except one...

  • Runtime:
    22 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Fred Berner
  • Screenwriter:
    Alan Zweibel
  • Cast:
    Scott Adsit, Tom Wright

The Baker

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Florida Showcase 1 (Shorts) Action

A killer Baker (an assassin who literally kills with cupcakes) gets into a sticky situation when the man she falls for ends up being her next mark.

  • Runtime:
    13:03 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Austin Everett
  • Screenwriter:
    Aubrey Reynolds
  • Cast:
    Adam Tsekhman, Aubrey Reynolds, Nicola Posener

The Ball Method

Narrative 1 (Shorts) Drama

"Alice Ball, a 23 year-old African American Chemist living in 1915 Hawaii fights against racial and gender barriers to find an effective treatment for leprosy before Kalani, a 10-year-old patient is exiled into the leper colony of Molokai."

  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Dagmawi Abebe
  • Screenwriter:
    Dagmawi Abebe, Javier Carmona
  • Cast:
    Kiersey Clemons, Wallace Langham, Kyle Secor

The Reception

Narrative 1 (Shorts) LGBTQ Drama

Two men sit across each other in a bunker. Their sons were killed that day at their wedding. Gary believes they should be outside, fighting the militias that have laid siege to their town. Robert argues that there was never a good time to take up arms, and now it’s way too late. As mortars draw ever closer, the two bond over the memory of their sons and remember how they sweet they were in the moments before they died.

  • Runtime:
    12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Sean Peter Sakamoto
  • Screenwriter:
    Sean Sakamoto
  • Cast:
    Richard Kind, Skipp Sudduth

Wax Paul Now

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Mockumentary Comedy Female - Driven

Three New Yorkers will stop at nothing to get Paul Giamatti his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds.

  • Runtime:
    16:12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Sophie Mann
  • Screenwriter:
    Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, Sophie Mann
  • Cast:
    Sophie Mann, Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Trevor Van Uden, Richard Brevard, Paul Giamatti, Brian Haggard, Clark Hurlburt

Why Slugs Have No Legs

Animated Competition (Shorts) Drama

A big step in the evolution of animals, Slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious bees only see one solution.

  • Runtime:
    11:00 minutes
  • Language:
    None
  • Country:
    Switzerland
  • Director:
    Aline Hochli
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