2017 Official Selections

Model Citizen

When a young woman wakes to find herself held captive, she gives the man responsible more than he bargained for.

Moonshot

In the near future, a homeless woman named Nova has grown tired of her brutal life on the street. Answering an ad from a company sending supply missions to a lunar colony, she volunteers for a unique travel opportunity: a one-way ticket to the Moon. But Alan, the wise-cracking engineer who placed the ad, has been working on his own risky plan. After several failed missions, his last hope for success may lie with Nova.

Nativity Unscene

A couple of the verge of a breakup decides to attend one final eye-opening Christmas getaway.

Oak Bones

A woman, carved from wood and brought to life by a possessive artist, unwittingly falls in love with a scarred street performer and the turbulent world he inhabits right outside her window. IMdB LINK: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5629600/

Pebbles

On her 50th Wedding Anniversary a woman returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged Husband return to honor a promise?

Pine Tree

An obsessive carpenter is forced to reevaluate his life and his relationship when his latest creation, a beautifully crafted table, begins to speak to him.

Scott Road

Before the Lunar New Year in 1949, Shanghai, China, a 15-year-old teenager boy has a crush on his new substitute teacher, who’s also his elder brother’s ex-girlfriend. Both of the brothers have to say farewell to their same love through different ways as their family are about to leave for Taiwan during the unstable time.

Sunflower

An elderly man struggles to protect his memories and preserve his identity as he faces death.

TEST OF COURAGE

During WWII, a bunch of children, with 11-year old Anton and his younger brother Rudi in the middle, meet up at a wall at the cementery. They regulary have tests of courage. As it is Rudi´s turn, he makes his way, armed with a knife, to the grave of a child murderer, where the night ends in terror.

The Archivist

In a time when memories are put on 16mm film reels, all cataloged in a library, The Archivist who preserves the memories must pursue the Bandit who has stolen his, before they are destroyed.

The Beach Boy

A story of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Vietnam. Baeed on a traditional folk tale and adapted for animation in a style inspired by local Asian art styles.

The Chicken Farmer

The Chicken Farmer is a short film about Stan, an introverted high school student growing up in the late 1950’s with his best friends, Rita, a chicken farmer, and Brian, an athlete. Stan begins his senior year of high school by anonymously admitting his love for Rita by graffiting the words, “Chicken Farmer I love you” across from her house. As their senior year continues however, Rita and Brian fall in love, sending Stan on a journey of heartache and self-discovery. Stan’s future after high school takes him far from Rita and Brian, but their hearts and friendship allows for them to come together again. The story follows Stan, Rita, and Brian throughout their lives, becoming victims of time, and where they learn the importance of friendship and taking action for the right reasons.

The Condo.

A comedy about best friends and roommates, Steven and Rahul, who open their condo into an underground casino in order to raise money to pay off a debt owed to the Chinese gambling syndicate.

The Double Cross

The Double Cross is a silent black and white comedy short set in the 1920s, where our hero is a young waiter for hire who gets caught up in a murder plot during a party and eventually rescues the damsel in distress.

THE FATHER AND THE BEAR

Byron Temple, a retired character actor (Wil Love) with diagnosed dementia, longs to perform at his beloved summer theater one last time. Against his daughter’s wishes (Dendrie Taylor), he accepts a role from the newly installed artistic director (David Deluise) who is unaware of Byron’s condition.

The Forever Woods

An unexpected story about the interior life of a young girl after a mysterious world-wide occurrence.

THE FRUIT OF DESIRE

A woman suffering from depression visits her therapist for the usual session. The psychologist guides her through a meditation meant to make her feel better. But a melon and a woodcutter who happen to be near by, lead the patient into her thrilling inconscious world, changing her for ever.

The Gift of the Magpie

It’s carpe diem for a couple of small time grifters on Christmas Eve 1934. Starring Helen Slayton-Hughes (“Ethel Beavers” from Parks and Recreation,) Milton Severe, Adam Osterhaus and Pamela Forrest.

The Girl in the Pink Motel

When a broken man, seeking redemption, investigates a horrific human trafficking ring, he is blindsided by its unexpected personal consequences.