Hot young plumber Toomas disrupts the harmonious life of Manivald and his retired mother.
A GENTLE NIGHT
Writer/Director: Yang Qiu China / 2017 / 15 min / Narrative
In a nameless Chinese city, a mother whose daughter is missing refuses to go gentle into this good night.
Writers/Directors: Logan George, Celine Held | USA / 2018 / 12 min / Narrative
When plans fall through, a 6-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.
THE DRIVER IS RED
Writer/Director: Randall Christopher | USA / 2017 / 15 min / Animated
Set in Argentina in 1960, this true crime documentary follows secret agent Zvi Aharoni as he searches for a mysterious man named Ricardo Klement.
Writer/Director: Domee Shi | USA / 2018 / 8 min / Animated
In this Disney*Pixar film, an aging mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly boy.
Screening before Incredibles 2.
BOY BOY GIRL GIRL
Writer/Director: Ross Kauffman | Writer: Addie Morfoot | USA / 2018 / 11 min / Narrative
A gay couple try to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman (Katie Holmes) and her abusive, criminal girlfriend.
Screening before 10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up.
Directors: Dan Fipphen, Elyse Kelly | USA-Colombia-Israel / 2017 / 3 min / Animated
The origin of Obama’s famed “Fired up, ready to go!” chant.
Screening before Our New President.
Writers/Directors: Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata | France / 2017 / 6 min / Animated
A nostalgic look at a traveling businessman father and his complicated relationship with the son he often leaves behind.
Screening before Eighth Grade.
Director: Elivia Shaw | USA / 2017 / 9 min / Documentary
A slice-of-life look at shift workers at a 911 call center in San Francisco.
Screening before Roll Red Roll.
Writer/Director: Emily Shesh | USA / 2018 / 12 min / Narrative
Months before their first day of high school, best girlfriends embark on a game of truth or dare that threatens their bond.
Screening before Unlovable.
THIS NEW SEA
Director: Jamie Drew | UK / 2017 / 3 min / Documentary
NASA archival footage reveals space travel as an inherent part of human nature.
Screening before Above and Beyond.
Project Creators: Angel Manuel Soto, Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler | Key Collaborators: Rachel Skidmore, Bryn Mooser, Erik Donley | USA / 2018 / 13 min / Narrative
A thriller adaptation of a UFO abduction story recounted by husband and wife Barney and Betty Hill to friends and authorities.
THE DREAM COLLECTOR
Project Creator: Li Mi | China / 2017 / 11 min / Animated
An old man and an optimistic dog live in a garbage dump, picking up abandoned garbage day after day, year after year.
Project Creators: Vassiliki Khonsari, Navid Khonsari, Andres Perez-Duarte, Sam Butin | Key Collaborators: Lulu LaMer, Maria Essig | USA / 2018 / 20 min / Narrative
When the clock strikes eight, a suspenseful drama begins to unfold in real time. Peer into the private lives of eight disenfranchised tenants entangled in a murder.
Writers/Directors: Catherine Upin, Nonny de la Peña Writers: Julia Cort, Caitlin Saks, Carla Borras | USA / 2017 / 13 min / Documentary
Experience being in Greenland—standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface.
INTO THE NOW
Project Creator: Michael Muller | Key Collaborators: Michael Smith, Morne Hardenberg | USA / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary
Aunique look at our oceans and the creatures that reside in them.
Writer/Director: Charlotte Mikkelborg | USA-Germany / 2018 / 10 min / Documentary
In Ethiopia, 3-year-old Aminai is trying to find enough food and water to survive the worst drought in 30 years; 10-year-old Changkouth in South Sudan is trying to get an education and avoid being recruited as a child soldier; and 18-year-old Mani in Chad is ostracized by her community because she is living with HIV, but determined to change minds.
Project Creators: Clement Léotard, Philippe Collin | France / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the cinema? Immerse yourself in the masterpieces of the seventh art.
Project Creators: Conservation International, Passion Planet, Vision3 | Key Collaborator: The Tiffany & Co. Foundation | USA-UK / 2018 / 9 min / Documentary
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, My Africa transports viewers to an elephant sanctuary in Kenya.
Project Creator: Stevo Chang | Cast: Kally Khourshid, Holly Rone, Natalie Erickson, Steve Froehlich, Jon Maxwell | USA / 2018 / 15-30 min / Narrative
In a not-too-distant American dystopian future, the president revokes the green cards of all Iranian-born U.S. permanent residents. Jane Manesh must flee or face deportation.
TAKE EVERY WAVE: LAIRD IN VR
Writer: Tarik Benbrahim | Director: Elijah Allan-Blitz | USA / 2018 / 4 min / Documentary
Join Laird Hamilton and friends as they chase perfection in the form of eight- to ten-foot waves stretching over a mile long, where rides up to six minutes become normal atop an innovatively designed hydrofoil surfboard.
Writer/Director: Ryan Lynch | Project Creator/Director: Nathalie Mathe | Project Creator: Justin Chin | USA / 2017 / 10 min / Narrative
What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that’s deep in an identity crisis?
WE'RE STILL HERE
Writer/Director: Jesse Ayala | Writer: Connor Lonning | USA / 2018 / 3 min / Documentary
Aiden ShortCloud, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve and revive his heritage in a race against time.