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The Pick Up

Melanie, a teen resentful of her divorcing parents and craving independence, doesn’t like surprises. When Mom picks her up from swim practice and their trip gets derailed by a flat tire and a stranger, Melanie finds herself choosing a new road.

The Pharaohs

Based on the screenplay that won the 2017 DC Shorts Screenwriting competition, The Pharaohs is a fictional dark comedy about a woman in a senior living facility who is rejected by her former friends – a group of “mean girls” – because of her failing health.

The Peculiar Abilities Of Mr. Mahler (Die Besonderen Fahigkeiten Des Herrn Mahler)

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political.

The Overcoat

A lonely social outcast gets a glimpse of what life is like for someone popular, and cannot let it go, even in death.

The Mud

A self reflection on the relationship between race, heritage, and stereotype, “The Mud” tells the story of a clay figure who struggles against outside forces that seek to overtake and disfigure his very essence. Through dance and movement, he strives to understand and find himself.

The Likes And Dislikes Of Marj Bagley

In this innovative documentary, a family recreates itself using stop-motion animation. The film tells the lifelong struggle of Marj, the matriarch of the Bagley clan, to find happiness. Marj battles infidelity, broken noses, dysfunctional relationships, giant birds, and a fateful game of cards with her grandchildren. Through a combination of interviews and recreations, her family reflects on the legacy of a woman who they realize they may not understand.

The Lesson (La Leccion)

Javier is a prestigious executive with a life full of luxury and money. He takes decisions that contribute to poverty and exploitation of families that that seem numbers for him. Everything will change when Oscar appears and give him a lesson he will never forget.

The Last Great American Whale

John’s just lost his child. His marriage is falling apart. His career is being taken over by younger, faster, smarter people. So what is he to do? He flees his life for the freedom and adventure of the ocean and a dying American Dream, but a vicious circle always seems to bring him right back to where he started.

The Last Dance

In the not-too-distant future, an old man works alone in his garage – click-click-clicking the hours away on an old desktop computer. His name is Hugo, and he’s making something… Something great. Today, the not-too-distant future will become the not-too-distant past.

The Journey To Iceland (El Viaje A Islandia)

Maybe all this happened to me, the meaning of my life is to help all people coming from behind me to be able to do something as human as dying, but to die without suffering.

The Hobbyist

A short neo-noir thriller centered around a mysterious druggist visited by Sangstrom, a seemingly ordinary man in search of an undetectable poison. Yet, Sangstrom winds up getting more than he bargained for from the sagacious alchemist. Based on the 1961 short story by Fredric Brown.

The Edge Of Daybreak

It doesn’t take a seasoned musician, engineer, or producer to marvel at The Edge of Daybreak and their sole record, Eyes of Love. Though rightly acclaimed for soulful melodies and passionate vocals, said record is ultimately infamous for having been recorded in one take at the Powhatan Correctional Center’s recreational area by a six-inmate group, each member — then serving sentences ranging between six and 60 years — whisked back to their cells as soon as they’d hit the last note on the final track.

The Driver Is Red

Set in Argentina 1960, this true crime documentary follows the story of secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he hunted down one of the highest ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

The Avocado ( El Aguacate)

After several unsuccessful attempts, Raul finally gets the courage to ask his co-worker, Rosa, out on a date. To his surprise, she says yes, but when the anticipated day arrives, Raul is met with an unforeseen event that changes his life forever.

That Was Awesome!

When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of a lifetime.

Teeth

Every crooked lateral incisor or overzealous premolar tells a story, and Teeth is short film exploring the relationship we have with these dental companions and how they impact our lives. Based around the story of my own troublesome teeth, the film is about more than just my little enamel tormentors. It explores our need to conform and our obsession with appearance in this age of the selfie, and questions how far should we go to look normal?

Taniel

War permeates the country and mass arrests take place across the city whilst the poet’s home is broken, his name ticked off the list never to return again – a casualty of the Armenian Genocide. A historical drama focusing on the damages of war – both physical and emotional.

Sun Shine

When an African American teenager gets a seemingly depressed white guy to open up, she discovers he’s on his way to commit a horrible act.

State Of Emergency (Un Etat D’Urgence)

A movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappears.

Sparrow

When the truth behind a family myth is exposed, a young boy finds the strength to stand up for himself in an unusual way.