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I Hate That

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

Two couples get together for dinner and are surprised at what they find out they don't know about each other and about themselves.

Director: David Bemis
Producer: David Bemis
Writer: David Bemis
Cast: Laura Sisskin Fernández, Summer Bills, Devin Burnam, Adam Lowder
Red Lopez

Action/Adventure / USA / 15 min.

Rafael ‘Red’ Lopez—a Mexican-American outlaw on the run and subject of police brutality—kills three deputies in cold blood, sparking one of the West's greatest manhunts, and testing his ability to survive.

Director: Stephen Frandsen, Hadleigh Arnst
Producer: Stephen Frandsen, Hadleigh Arnst
Writer: Sally Faraday
Cast: Justin Campbell, Julien Cesario
The Cage

Drama / USA / 15 min.

Written and directed by Ricky Staub, The Cage is an honest picture of redemption in the face of overwhelming darkness. The film utilizes a cast of real people from the community of North Philadelphia, bringing raw authenticity to the story of a teenage basketball player's survival on Philly’s streets that entangle him with violence, anger, and death.

Director: Ricky Staub
Producer: Dan Walser
Writer: Ricky Staub
Cast: William Lee, Iesha Edwards

Experimental / USA / 8 min.

John Malkovich recites Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" while illustrations depicting human atrocities animate all around him.

Director: Sandro Miller
Producer: Heather Mitchell
Acting Up

Comedy / Canada / 7 min.

A disgruntled aging actress struggles to find work within a youth- obsessed industry, while trying to retain her dignity and sense-of self.

Director: Chris Ross
Producer: Vanessa Burns, Freya Ravensbergen
Writer: Vanessa Burns
Cast: Lynne Cormack, Kate Lynch, Marcia Johnson
The Tables

Documentary / USA / 15 min.

A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

Director: Jon Bunning
Producer: Jon Bunning
Writer: Jon Bunning
Those People

Comedy / USA / 15 min.

When Amanda finds out that she is unexpectedly pregnant, she admits to her partner Andrew that she's not sure she wants to have the baby. What follows is a night of intense discussion on the pros and cons of bringing a child into a world that is, increasingly, in the throes of decay and dystopia.

Director: Tasha Gordon-Solmon
Producer: Jennifer Taher
Writer: Jennifer Taher
Cast: Marco Formosa, Sarin Monae West
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