NARRATIVE SHORTS OVER 10 MINUTES

 
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GOLDEN AGE

A pair of former kid superheroes contemplate their roles and responsibilities in a messed up world.

5:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block III

3 p.m. March 24 - Coming of Age Block

2 p.m. March 24 - SciFi Block II

Runtime - 10:20

Not rated

TELL MY FAMILY I LOVE THEM

Tell My Family I Love Them shows the fleeting moments of a 4th of July weekend when high school athlete Thomas Higgins loses his older brother in a multi-fatal car accident. As Thomas processes the immediate grief of tragedy, he must come to terms with the strained relationships he has created as a result of his egocentric tendencies. Tell My Family I Love Them explores the often exploited and exaggerated topic of grief in an authentic way that shows things will be alright; even if they're never the same again.

7 p.m. March 22 - Soiree Local Block

4 p.m. March 23 - Love and Loss Block

9:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block V

Runtime - 11:11

Not rated

BOB AND EDGAR

Bob and his dog Edgar go fishing, go for walks, and hang out, until a pair of surprise visitors reveal more about Bob’s identity.

3 p.m. March 23 - Family Block

4 p.m. March 23 - Love and Loss Block

2 p.m. March 24 - Loose Ends Block

Runtime - 11:54

Not rated

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BRANCHING OUT

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E.N.T.E.R.

An aging character actor goes on his first audition in more than twenty-five years.

2 p.m. March 23 - Comedy Block

2 p.m. March 24 - Loose Ends Block

Runtime - 12:35

Not Rated

THE POET IN THE ATTIC

A poet in the 19th century finds a magic quill that brings whatever is written to life. With it he attempts to bring back his dead lover.

5:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block III

9 p.m. March 23 - Horror/Psychological Block

Runtime - 12:40

Not rated

 
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POPS

A young man is raised by his grandparents and has to break the news to them that he wants to leave the farm to live out his dream.

1:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block I

4 p.m. March 23 - Love and Loss Block

3 p.m. March 24 - Coming of Age Block

Runtime -13:03

Not rated

BUMMER

During a mother and daughter's move to a life of paradise in Florida after earning a great promotion, news breaks of an imminent collision with an Earth-destroying asteroid.

12 p.m. March 24 - SciFi Block I

5 p.m. March 24 - Message in Film Block

Runtime - 13:09

Not rated

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BEAUTIFUL ENDING

Mother-daughter relationships can be complicated and this is especially true at the end of life.Rosie struggles on how to understand her mom during the final weeks of her mother’s life. In the end, Love is what matters.

7 p.m. March 22 - Soiree Local Block

3 p.m. March 23 - Family Block

3:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block II

Runtime - 13:39

Not rated

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WATCHMAKER

A watchmaker, a village with memories and a little boy with a solution.

12:30 P.m. March 23 - International Block II

3 p.m. March 23 - Family Block

Runtime - 15:00

English Subtitles

Not rated

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LIMBO

A former Iraqi sniper, took refuge in Iran and began to tattoo the names of all the soldiers he had killed in the conflicts and wars in Iraq. The last name is tattooed on him by a young Iranian, who is asked for an strange favor.

12:30 P.m. March 23 - International Block II

5 p.m. March 24 - Message in Film Block

Runtime - 15:00

English Subtitles

Not rated (includes language, adult themes, violence)

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ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?!

A group of Arabic-speaking asylum-seekers arrive to an English-speaking country border and can't keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday until a deaf-mute child becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.

11 a.m. March 23 - International Block I

5 p.m. March 24 - Message in Film Block

Runtime 15:00

English Subtitles

Not rated

MOUTH OF TRUTH

Stefani has asymmetrical breasts, which becomes a difficult secret to conceal when her high school goes on a trip to a spa hotel with a swimming pool. Stefani navigates her sexual anxiety amid increasing pressures from her friends and the boy she likes, but when someone discovers the padding in her bra, Stefani takes drastic action to subdue the growing rumors about her.

11 a.m. March 23 - International Block I

3 p.m. March 24 - Coming of Age Block

Runtime - 18:00

English Subtitles

Not rated (includes adult themes, sexuality)

 
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LONG NIGHT

The date is November of 1944, just a few months before the end of WWII.

The location is somewhere deep in the Hurtgen forest, between the front lines of the two opposing armies, just inside of Nazi Germany.

An American corporal who has been manning a forward observation post is ordered to find his way back to his main line in the middle of the night in order to deliver extremely important intelligence information to his commander. While attempting to return to the main body of his unit, he stumbles across a couple of other (wounded) soldiers. He stops and discusses their shared dilemma for a few minutes, then continues on his mission. What happens next is somewhat of a mystery, but has definitely turned the situation into what can only be described as a VERY "Long Night."

7:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block IV

4 p.m. March 24 - Choices Block

Runtime - 18:02

Not rated

BELIEVE

The story explores the effects of isolation and imposed restraint on the relationship of the most powerful men in the world - and sets in motion a transformation that has the potential to either damn or redeem the human race.

5:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block III

2 p.m. March 24 - SciFi Block II

4 p.m. March 24 - Choices Block

Runtime - 18:33

Not rated

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GHOSTWRITER

A popular children's mystery writer discovers a ghost in her home with a haunting desire to change the course of her most recent book.

7 p.m. March 22 - Soiree Local Block

3 p.m. March 23 - Family Block

3:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block II

Runtime - 19:00

Not rated

THE FRIENDS OF CARTER

Carter struggles to find his way through post-highschool life, relationships, and too much advice from well-meaning friends.

9:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block V

3 p.m. March 24 - Coming of Age Block

Runtime - 19:24

Not rated

WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED

A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. Based on a story by Raymond Carver (Birdman), WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED is a multi-award winning short psychological drama starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up).

11 a.m. March 23 - International Block I

4 p.m. March 24 - Choices Block

Runtime - 20:00

Not rated (includes some language and adult themes)

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RED AND BLUE

Two soldiers fighting on opposing sides end up stuck together in a hostage situation. Throughout their time together, they each come to surprising realizations about the other as they discuss family, war, and what it means to be an enemy.

9:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block V

5 p.m. March 24 - Message in Film Block

Runtime - 22:33

Not rated

BURYING MITCHELL

Two women meet at the funeral of their ex-husband. In order to collect a $1 million life insurance policy, they must bury him by hand.

1 p.m. March 23 - Local Block I

4 p.m. March 23 - Love and Loss Block

2 p.m. March 24 - Loose Ends

Runtime - 22:37

Not rated

DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE

On a cold Ozark night, a roadside Waitress thinks her last customer of the night is the Devil.

7:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block IV

9 p.m. March 23 - Horror/Psychological Block

4 p.m. March 24 - Choices Block

Runtime - 23:00

Not rated (adult themes, violence, suspense)

SUB ROSA

Sub Rosa - Everybody has a secret.

A mystery-thriller/drama following Claire (Sadie Westbrock), her boyfriend Jeremy (Baylor Barnes), and their friends Matt (Dejuan Monte) and Sarah (Ellie Maji) as they spend their last spring break at the lake. The vacation takes a dark turn when one of them is found dead, leading to Detective Price (Jonna Volz) investigating the unusual circumstances surrounding the crime, and revealing secrets that challenge the relationships between the three remaining friends. As Claire discovers more about the people she thought she knew, she realizes that sometimes you can't even trust the ones you love.

5:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block III

3 p.m. March 24 - Coming of Age Block

Runtime - 25:36

Not rated (includes adult themes)

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sTUPERNATURAL

A paranormal comedy from MICROBUDGETPROJECT.

3:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block II

2 p.m. March 23 - Comedy Block

2 p.m. March 24 - SciFi Block II

Runtime - 27:00

Not rated

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NIGHT

In the span of one night, a group of teenagers are faced with a plethora of conflicts including break-ups, first dates, and supernatural lights whose origin and motives are mysterious.

1:30 p.m. March 23 - Local Block I

12 p.m. March 24 - SciFi Block I

Runtime - 33:00

Not rated