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The German King

Set in 1914 at the start of World War I, The German King is the incredible true story of Rudolf Douala Manga Bell;...

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The Dress You Have On

A surprising find challenges a couple to question the foundation of their relationship.

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Ten Hours

Two strangers - a ride-share driver and his teenage passenger - form an unlikely friendship during the course of a...

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FOR HOPE

In the underbelly of Kentucky a young disabled girl’s world of structured harmony is kept afloat by her older brot...

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Caroline

In the middle of a Texas summer, plans for a babysitter fall through and six-year-old Caroline is left in charge o...

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Are You Volleyball?!

A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can't keep going. They con...

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10 Syllables [un-con-s...

With one action, he took away her choice. With one voice, she started a movement.

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MOTHER

Mother is about my 92-year-old grandfather, who lost his mother when he was only 3-year-old.

He now has Al...

Narrative short

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The Ghosting of Elise ...

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Trash Polka

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The Lost Weekend

After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic ...

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Treacle

TREACLE is the story of two friends, BELLE, and JESSIE, who go on a weekend away to help Jessie get over a recent ...

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"RADIO MOON"

Sibyl works as a radio host during the night. Though she knows how to appease her listeners' sufferings, her own p...

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The Boy Hero

A Narrative short film that raises awareness of childhood cancer. The Boy Hero tells the story of an unlikely frie...

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My Home, The Promised ...

In the foothills of Appalachia, a woman detaches from her home with the help of a one-way ticket to California.

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Marisol

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare....

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It Came Nameless in Sp...

Something bizarre has come to Los Angeles. Men are dying and women are disappearing. Vulnerable and unprepared, Ka...

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Ignore The Clock

IGNORE THE CLOCK is a short-film about a recovering ex-convict and a disgraced former detective who meet up for a ...

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Family

What appears to be a random act of helping is really a familial one.

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Deep Dive

In the near future, everyone sees the city through their own set of augmented reality contact lenses. Through thes...

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Champions

A Bronx High School Baseball Prodigy struggles with unrequited love as he prepares to leave home for the first tim...

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Almost Home

A homesick truck-driver and a dysfunctional family cross paths on a meaningful road trip.

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Aapke Aa Jane Se (Dadd...

An under-appreciated, slightly emasculated father of two is going through the general humdrum of middle class Indi...

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Compartmentalization

A skeptical woman checks out an extraordinary storage facility where customers can, quite literally, compartmental...

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You Don't Have to Save...

An adventurer searches an abandoned building for a mysterious artifact as danger closes in on him.

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Gloria

Four friends swear the solemn oath.

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Write Me

Write Me, a poetry film, follows an older woman who joins other survivors in reclaiming the histories tattooed on ...

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Coffee and a Donut

A story of a young immigrant who knows no English, and his trials in....ordering breakfast at the local diner.

Documentary short

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The Other Border

High school student Gerardo Hernandez - raised in the United States since six months of age - was one of over 100 ...

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To The Land

Olivia Nava works with Our Harvest to cultivate community through locally grown food. The family-owned cooperative...

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The Bearded Lady Proje...

The burly bearded male has dominated the professional landscape and the covers of National Geographic for far too ...

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The Derby

Following the haves and the have-nots during Kentucky Derby weekend via on-location interviews from varied perspec...

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Ma Phillie

A day in the life of local character, Phillie "Ma Phillie" Pagnini, as she makes her famous pizza and recounts her...

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Igniting Hope

Gallery owner, Rebekah Hagman, and area artists come together for an art exhibition to support UnBound, a global c...

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Censoring Nuremberg

Dr. Arnold Joseph, Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages, taught French at Denison University in Ohio from 1963-1...

Animation

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The Spirit Seam

The Spirit Seam is a short animated film about a little girl, Pollywog, and her Pap-Paw. Located in an Appalachain...

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You Are Here

Inspired by a postcard and by the many summers spent at a remote Northern Ontario lake in my youth, this short ani...

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Eztli

An Aztec sacrifice's sacred last moments.

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The Encounter

Nothing goes as planned when a rookie government agent goes off on his own to hunt down his first UFO and earn the...

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Blue Tomorrow

A man who lives alone on his island goes on an unknown journey caused by rising ocean. After witnessing a catastro...

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And She Rode Forth....

A Bard recounts the tale of the Archetypal Heroine, called forth by necessity to begin her journey and fulfill her...

Short Films

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The Outsider

The black sheep in her own family, a young woman excitedly hopes meeting her boyfriend’s family will fill her need...

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The Pickman Model

What's the secret behind Richard Pickman's unearthly art? Join Pickman as he walks you through his three-part mode...

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The Sun Shines at Night

When Ian finds himself disinterested in having sex with his girlfriend, Claire, after she's been away for work, te...

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The Turner Exhibit

Growing resentment between brothers Anthony and Alex Turner, one successful and the other struggling, leads to tra...

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The Crossing

Life takes its toll on a woman when confronted with losing everything. What happens after an unexpected exchange w...

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The Orchestra

A young woman is haunted by an undead orchestra when she finds herself alone in an empty theatre.

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TO US

When Roger Glass, a famous news anchor, is accused of sexual misconduct, his wife and daughter must come to terms ...

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Minor Key

"The moving story about a man locked in a Portuguese Fado"

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Tethered

Five students are stranded in a car in the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere while temperatures plummet...

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Sunrise

Kim and Brendan have just come home from a night out when things get a bit out of hand. Kim is left to pick the pi...

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Suncatcher

For months Kira has been living out of her car in Venice, California. Facing a constant struggle to keep her head ...

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Shelter

Inspired by years of watching the reality TV show ’Survivor’, this group of friends have created their own annual ...

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Seven: The Short Film ...

“Seven” is based on the writers journey to become a domestic violence survivor – this is an awareness piece about ...

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Saigone

A girl wakes up caged in the woods. She is not alone.

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Receding

A balding actor who is down on his luck takes his life back to score a dream role on a hit cop TV show.

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Twice at Once

A dysfunctional married couple begins to explore unorthodox methods of intimacy with unusual results.

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WEIGHTLIFTER

At first sight, this is a story of a true price of a victory. 

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Pickup

PICKUP is a compelling film that allows the audience to take a deeper look into the psyche of a woman who appears ...

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My Day

A 9-year-old boy shares the events of a day in his life to prove that, contrary to adults’ belief, a kid's life is...

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Mid 30s Martyr

During her big art show, a woman in her mid-30's receives a life-changing letter, overwhelmed, she dramatically sh...

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Ladybug

Sebastian does his best to celebrate Mother's Day when his mother stays out partying with her friends.

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Labor Day

A pair of mysterious water goggles appear during a couples holiday cookout.

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KARMA

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Joan Le-Femme's VACATION

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Irish Goodbye

The story of Nizar, a young closeted-gay, conflicted but devout Muslim refugee from Syria and his night out with a...

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IRIS

Emma couldn't imagine a world without her trusty in-home A.I. system, IRIS. For six years, IRIS has been an integr...

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Incredibly Smart, Sexy...

A day in the life of an actress...who's not so lucky.

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Fridge To Table

Samantha has a passion for the culinary arts and has the opportunity of a lifetime to prove her worth in the kitch...

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Degüello

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Deer Lights

Charlie ignores the mounting consequences of his opiate addiction while his wife and kids find their own ways to c...

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COMPLACENCY

Follow the reactions to the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and the silencing effect of ...

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Christmas Crisis

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Boo

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth. ...

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Clyde

As a kid wonders into a mysterious arcade for some late night gaming, it soon becomes apparent he's not alone in t...

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Yours are Mine

Evin takes on a new high school student to tutor, Ally, and they quickly develop a close, sisterly relationship. A...

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Mouse in the House

Based on a true story, three college students discover a mouse has crawled into a bag of chips and scheme on how t...

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White Guys Solve Sexism

Because of the Harvey Weinstein scandal two men realize that all of their favorite movies are now sexist, leading ...

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When You Know You Know...

When Dan, Anna's boyfriend of 5 years, comes home late with glitter on his face, an explosive argument erupts betw...

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Knee High

Set against the Iowa farmlands, KNEE HIGH follows Calvin Melbourne as he struggles to keep hold of the reins to th...

Experimental

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Sing To Me

Experimental dance film meets music video to create an image driven and sound sensitive atmosphere for the origina...

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Day Thirty Three

A mysterious story about a missing person. Where did they go? Where do we look? All footage was filmed using a dro...

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45 1/2

A meditation on middle age, 45 1/2 is an experimental documentary shot spontaneously on an iPhone during a silent ...

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Just Kill It

A gamer encounters his worse nightmare while spending his day on the couch, ignoring his responsibilities at home....

Music Video

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Nuke Smugglaz - "True ...

"True School" is a parody rap music video that explores the funny side of Trap Music and the culture associated wi...

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Far Shores - Love Someone

A man and woman encounter each other in the forest and there's a brutal tension between them. Clearly there's a hi...

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Leading Me Straight

In a dystopian and colorless universe nobody dreams, and nobody wins. Emotions are useless, as are abundant though...

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Gia Margaret - 'Birthday'

The official music video for Gia Margaret's 'Birthday.'

A curiously heartwarming and sweet visual expres...

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Espressivo: A Love Son...

Three rats and a robot lovingly spoof an aria from JS Bach's "Coffee Cantata".

Student film

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The Pickle Aisle

Heather, an awkward high school senior, finally finds the courage to hit on her crush...in the pickle aisle.

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THE PARTY

A teenager struggles with his anxiety when he is forced to make a big decision.

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RUN

Basil begins to have second thoughts when she discovers that her new friend group may have Satanic leanings. A mes...

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unHEARD

An elderly man wrestles with the past in unHEARD, a silent 16mm film written and directed by 8th grader Kian Dough...

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PARKING LOT

After a boring day at school, an awkward student searches for his limited edition Star Trek pen so that he can fin...

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MUÑE

I know how to fix things! 

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Glimpses

Two strangers have been sharing glimpses of each other. They have a conversation about life, love, and the concept...

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Dirty Words

Megan stumbles through feelings of anxiety and invalidation as her fruitless attempts to retell an incident of sex...

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Memories

The arrival of a mysterious box triggers a poignant and emotional journey for a young man. 

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Anatomy

When their professor reveals they don’t have the cadavers to complete their final lab, an eclectic, fast-mouthed g...

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A BROKEN STAR

This is a story of a broken star and a boy desperate for his dream. A broken star that features in the form of mos...

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Desperate Measures

A man dealing with the loss of his wife and daughter gets convinced to go on a robbery to avenge his family, but g...

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How to Make a Movie

How hard can making a movie be?

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Horse Girl

After she is betrayed by the creature she worships, a ten-year-old struggles to forget her past persona and overco...