Clothesline (17:00)


An idle, Arab-American stoner discovers a portal to the memories of his mother's past while doing the laundry chore.
Director
Agazi Desta
Writer
Agazi Desta
Producer
Rose Chang, Anja Schwarz
Cinematographer
Sevag Chahinian
Production Designer
Vanessa Plaza Lazo
Editor
Martin Robertson
Sound
Ernesto M. Sandoval

First Snow (20:57)


Two strangers, amidst a cold, snowy day, find escape, liberation, and connection in a foreign land.
Director
Jialan Lin
Writer
Jialan Lin
Producer
Jinghe Cai, Jialan Lin
Cinematographer
Vanon Li
Production Designer
Xinyi Zhu
Editor
Yining Bei, Jialan Lin
Sound
CABBA Jiaxuan Cai

Hurricane (19:25)


As a young girl grapples with her mother's absence, a chance encounter with a woman coping with the loss of her son creates an unlikely friendship.
Director
Jeremy Lee MacKenzie
Writer
Mitchell Graham Colley
Producer
Mitchell Graham Colley, Shardé Miller
Cinematographer
Aron Meinhardt
Production Designer
Carey Eliot Ohlemeyer
Editor
Alexander Atienza
Sound
Brandyn Johnson, Christopher Garcia

Last Day (16:18)


Last Day is a surreal meditative short that observes an Eastern European woman as she moves between reality and dreams at the end of her life.
Director
Polina Osen
Writer
Anna Damaskova
Producer
Anna Damaskova
Cinematographer
Tanmay Chowdhary
Production Designer
Anthony Gaitros
Editor
Francis Jiaxi Lu
Sound
Jiashu Li, Ajeng Canyarasmi

Niño de Nadie (Nobody's Boy) (16:10)


Two boys survive on the street together until one believes he's discovered his missing father.
Director
Joe Perry
Writer
Joe Perry
Producer
Julian Bridges, Elizabeth Lorie
Cinematographer
Vanon Li
Production Designer
TJ Ryan
Editor
Joe Perry
Sound
Brandyn Johnson, CABBA Jiaxuan Cai
Composer
Julian Bridges

Numb (18:24)


An inner city tomboy celebrates her graduation, but when celebrations are marred by tragedy, she is drawn deeper into the violence of her surroundings.
Director
Christopher Beaton
Writer
Christopher Beaton
Producer
Ben Cunis , Kristen Laffey , Zoe Salnave
Cinematographer
Juan Sebastian Baron
Production Designer
Alexa Acuna
Editor
Jon Graham

Rainy Days (13:09)


After learning a popular high school senior plans to kill herself, a rebellious dropout spends the afternoon trying to understand and, along the way, discovers how alike they really are.
Director
Sofija Elena Alekna
Writer
Sophia Mazzella
Producer
Ryan Vargas
Cinematographer
Tre'len Johnston
Production Designer
Rita Konopasky
Editor
Alexa Maltese, Abby Boyle
Sound
Theo Haber

Snake Trail (17:19)


Urged to complete the traditional Chinese death ritual as her mother's only daughter, but without the legal documentation to prove her kinship to the woman who gave birth to her—a girl finds herself in an institutional conundrum.
Director
Shicong Zhu
Writer
Shicong Zhu
Producer
Cilin Deng, Yiyi Huang, Qiaochu Mei
Cinematographer
John Du
Production Designer
Yudi Zhang
Editor
Guangwei Du
Sound
CABBA Jiaxuan Cai

Soak (16:39)


A 16 year old tries to convince her runaway mother to return home.
Director
Hannah Bang
Writer
Hannah Bang
Producer
Jonghee Kim, Sharon Park
Cinematographer
Heyjin Jun
Production Designer
Sujung Han
Editor
Kelsey Lua
Sound
Lo Yao Huang, Dorthy Lee, Jiashu Li

Steam! (18:45)


The conductor of a tourist steam train deserts his boyfriend for a night with a dangerous outlaw.
Director
Jeffrey D. Simon
Writer
Jeffrey D. Simon
Producer
David Hemphill , Matthew Andrews
Cinematographer
Luke Sargent
Production Designer
Kseniia Maksimova
Editor
Ogechi Echebiri
Sound
Kyle J. Miller, Gavin McFarland

Straw Man (13:46)


At risk of losing the only family he′s ever known during the dustbowl of the 1930′s, a scarecrow must leave his post and journey into town in search of work. But facing the world proves challenging when your face is a burlap sack....
Director
Alex Casimir
Writer
John Laverman
Producer
Erik He, Aditya Vempaty
Cinematographer
John Laverman
Production Designer
Nicholas Pudjarminta, Lauren Collette
Editor
Isaac Sanchez
Sound
Benjamin Baraad

The Order (14:00)


1949. At the height of the Chinese Civil War, a young soldier is forced to wrestle with his morality when he is ordered to execute a child.
Director
Ryan Zhang
Writer
Erik He
Producer
Kevin Maxwell, Akshay Ravi
Cinematographer
Luke Konopasky
Production Designer
Marco Chiong
Editor
Yiwei Pu
Sound
David Arteta, Sebastian Sack

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