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Caramel (14:18)


A teenager comes to terms with his place in the world when he learns of his mother’s immoral past on the day before his grandfather’s funeral.
Director
Shange Zhang
Writer
Sam Hobson
Producer
Vivian Ip, Queen Kim
Cinematographer
Hark Xu
Production Designer
Raeshon Morris, Yudi Zhang
Editor
An Shu, Dun Jin
Sound
Yining Bei, Lai Jiang
Composer
Jesper Ankarfeldt
Cast: Brendan Shannon as Eric, Andrea Taylor as Laura, Christian Weissmann as Greg, Sage Ryan as Chris, Vance Washington as Emil

Flour Baby (11:56)


In a world where a woman must prove that she is capable of caring for a child before she’s allowed to conceive, a hopeful mom recruits the help of her BFF to pass the state’s rigorous test: to take care of a bag of flour for an entire year.
Director
Caroline Iaffaldano
Writer
Nick Lopez
Producer
Talbot Hall, Hannah Reynolds
Cinematographer
Kiersten Friesen
Production Designer
Ryan Galliher, Elen Perez
Editor
Artur Andrade, Matt Hanisch
Sound
Sam Slater, Trisha Golec
Composer
Katya Richardson
Cast: Paige Elkington as Elaine, Juliette Labelle as Cybelle, Amy Rapp as Mother, Adam Stern-Rand as Doorman, Hadley Scheff as Daughter, and Tallulah Wrey as Flour Baby God.

Phantom Spectre (19:19)


Gene, a fading superhero unwilling to let go of his glorious past, struggles to latch onto his nocturnal alter-ego as his day-life plunges into a steep down-spiral.
Director
Paul Vogel
Producer
Annika Dawson, Sam Frickleton
Cinematographer
Emre Okten
Production Designer
Ryan Galliher
Editor
Tucker J. Hampson
Composer
Heikki Kareranta
Cast: Diedrich Bader as Phantom Spectre/Gene, Saba Homayoon as Mina, Rob Roy Cesar as Rick, Mateo Mpinduzi-Mott as Dwayne, Danny Gomez as Lucas, Kue Lawrence as AJ, Ann Benson as Margaret, and Jo Yuan as Brenda.

Piggy Bank Proposition (13:32)


A precocious little girl strikes up a friendship with the hitman she propositions to kill her stepfather.
Writer
Pimvenus Clark
Producer
Madi Maghdessian, Ericka De Alexander
Cinematographer
Max Retik
Production Designer
Rachael Garcia, Michael DePalma
Editor
Zachary Simms
Sound
Ricardo Pires, Alan Luke-Hamasaki
Composer
Ryan Gunderson, Brian Kelly, Alec Sievern
Cast: Charity Rose as Ella, Dan J. Evans as Tom, Nate Ward as Greg, Patrick McCarthy as John, Kaiti Liu as Pianist, Tracey Aivaz as Model, Elias Ginsberg as Security Guard, James McNeil as Valet, and Aman Adlakha as Bouncer.

Psycho Sally (17:55)


Inspired by an outrageous true story from director David Aguilar's Latinx family, Psycho Sally is a breakup comedy that follows Sally Garcia’s quest to get her man back by any means necessary... even if that means getting her ex's new lover deported!
Producer
Jamie Holt, Damon Laguna, Madi Maghdessian
Cinematographer
Jonathan Pope
Production Designer
Rachael Garcia
Sound
Alexander Bologna, Lars Struck, Ryan Vaughan
Composer
Harrison Lee, Lance Michael Trevino
Cast: Bernadette Perez as Sally, Jason Griffith as Manny, Josh Cruze as Papi, Angela Fornero as Gabriella, Albania Sagarra as Eva, Jeff Marlow as Ken, Omar Andrade as Gonzalo, Fernanda Moya as Andrea, Brandon Ceja as Mikey, Isaac Ordonez as Diego, Leah Contreras as Isabella, Christina Ogunade as Dr. Roberts, Eileen Contreras as Lola, Ottoniel Mejia as Priest, and Geoffrey Gould as Homeless Man.

Sad Orangutans Rob a Bank (13:07)


Walden and his friends are hopelessly depressed living the carefree life of an affluent orangutan in Los Angeles until he decides to do something about it - they're going to rob a bank.
Director
Grant Raun
Producer
Sam Frickleton, Stephanie Furtun, Alanna Hoffman
Cinematographer
Jake Harbour
Production Designer
TJ Ryan
Editor
Shaina Ghuraya
Sound
Scott Lau
Composer
Sara Barone
Cast: David Towne as Walden, Nicholas Waters as Drummond, Stephanie Randall as Helen, Stephen Knight as Drew, and Julie Schmid as Dr. Bellows.

The Academy (21:42)


The Academy is about two philosophers who go out for drinks and wind up accusing each other of rape.
Director
Jordan Litt
Producer
Jordan Litt, Sikandar Sidhu, Ana Pierucci
Cinematographer
Feixue Tang , Brandon Harris
Production Designer
Krzysztof Satola , Agnieszka Satola
Editor
Jordan Litt, Vishnu Satya
Sound
Lauren Kleeman
Composer
Erik Meier, Samuel R. Saffrey
Cast: Jordan Litt as Thurman Rey, Kristin Carey as Sophia Stern, Samantha Lee as Wilma Power, Michael Faulkner as Archibald Allen, Aneesha Madhok as The Waitress, Donna Callaway as Officer Haley, Martin Dorsla as Sgt. Jeffries, Rich Cooper as Abraham Aishowitz, Anthony M. Bertram as Judge Holmes, Mike Daze as The Bailiff, Clare Salstrom as The Prosecution/DA, Andrew Boyle as The Jury Foreman, Collin St. Dic as Reporter 1, and Kathleen Meyer as Reporter 2.

The Bee (13:35)


Fed up with the violence and bullying in her city, Sydney dresses up like a bee to fight crime, but to reach her full potential she must first overcome a tragic event from her past.
Director
Sam Rocco
Writer
Michael J. Karr
Producer
Khari Johnson, Matt Michienzie
Cinematographer
Ashley Agren
Production Designer
Song Yi Park , Renato Miguel Ruiz
Editor
Jake Hansen, Tyler Ten Haken
Sound
Jalise Beamon, Clifford Ward
Composer
PHAR (Raphael Dargent)
Cast: Katie Mae Peters as Sydney/The Bee, Aaron D. Alexander as Ruffian Z, Jeremy Marinas as Ruffian X, Athena Perample as Ruffian Y, Michael Perl as The Bee, Roy Vongtama as Scott, William Warren as Thomas, Christine Sloan as Betty, Hallie Newcomer as Alice, Francesca Depaul as Little Bee, David Errigo Jr. as Paperboy, Billy Poston as Officer Jeans, Derek Loughran as Master Mime, Matt Michienzie as Sheep-Lion, and Khari Johnson as Jackson Boy.

UnSchooled (33:00)


Teachers at a local underfunded public school are faced with a sudden question: to strike or not to strike.
Director
Devin Glass, David Hemphill, Anurag Kumar, Alysha Menakaya
Writers
Jordan Guingao, Kylie Harrington, Michel Lichand, Gillian Lyons, Steve Macario
Producer
Kara Fein, Kittsie Klaes
Cinematographer
Yiran Yu
Production Designer
Noor Euceph, Jake Schaer
Composer
Nathan Engleman
Editor
Paolo Antypas, Yining Bei, Emma Cataldo, Karina E. Gomez, Janette L. Gomez, Kelsey C. Lua, Christopher Ma, Nathaniel Pope
Sound
Jiaxuan (Cabba) Cai
Showrunners
Anabel Iñigo, Erica Sutherlin
Cast: LaNora Terrae Hayden as Eliza, Alexandra Ryan as Sherri, Bobby Reed as Alfred, Marnina Schon as Kate, Paul Walling as Byron, Abhimanyu Katyal as Herbert, Amy Lersten as Yvonne, Michael Laurie as Chuck, Deb Marcano as Janine, Natasha Elias as Mrs. Robertson, Gabby Baldacchino as Tiffany, Harrison Newton as Harrison, Will Hunt as Steve, and Ross Crain as Mr. Twissleman.

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