JULY 25

JULY 26, 6:00 PM

Symptoms of Growth

DRAMA SHORT | USA | 4 MINUTES 

The story picks up not too long after Peter loses someone he loves. Peter’s currently wrestling with the stages
of grief and tries to cope with those feelings by revisiting things
they used to do together.

DIRECTOR Patrick Le

PRODUCER Omar Elgohary, Patrick Le

WRITER Patrick Le

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Nate

DRAMA SHORT | USA | 19 MINUTES 

“NATE” is a story both about Nate and utterly not about him at all. The titular character is the husband of Archelle and the reason she and her former best friend, Cassandra, are bitterly estranged. When Nate is out of the picture, the two women reconnect and can’t help but fall back into old rhythms. For better or for worse... NATE explores the depths of a female friendship that skirts the line between love and toxic codependency.

DIRECTOR Earl Bolden Jr

PRODUCER Earl Bolden Jr, Maritza Murillo Meadows, Taja V. Simpson

WRITER Andrea Thornton Bolden

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Ember

DRAMA SHORT | USA | 20 MINUTES 

EMBER is a drama that follows a traumatized young woman returning home a decade after being kidnapped. While some members of her family accept her without hesitation, others have their doubts that this mysterious stranger is who she says she is.

DIRECTOR Manuel Del Valle

PRODUCER Sebastian Torres Greene

WRITER Manuel Del Valle, Alexandra Segel

The Multi

DRAMA SHORT  | USA | 18 MINUTES 

An isolated Black Deaf woman has constructed a world of order to keep a childhood trauma buried deep in her psyche. Then an unexpected turn of events forces her to confront her demons from the past who threaten to destroy everything she has built. She tries to keep control of her life before it's too late.

DIRECTOR Natasha Ofili, Storm Smith

PRODUCER Natasha Ofili, Mikail Chowdhury, DJ Kurs

WRITER Natasha Ofili

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Honeymoon Missouri

DRAMA SHORT | USA | 19 MINUTES 

A traveler's night at a remote hotel veers into the uncanny when she's given a suite reserved by another customer.

DIRECTOR Joe Eckstein

PRODUCER Willis McCord, Joe Eckstein

WRITER Joe Eckstein

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High Horse

COMEDY SHORT | USA | 14 MINUTES 

A bizarre duo surviving the apocalypse faces its hardest challenge. Each other.

Writers, directors, and stars Addie Doyle and Lee Hurst create a deadpan slapstick paradise of the apocalypse with disorienting angles and whiplash pacing where a deranged self-appointed leader sets off on a rampage of unwarranted penance on the only other survivor after she accidentally kills one of the last living creatures on earth.

DIRECTOR Addie Doyle, Lee Hurst