Directors: Sarah Colt, Josh Gleason | USA / 2019 / 23 min
The story of Arkansas pastor Robb Ryerse, one of the only evangelical Christians who spoke out against Trump’s rhetoric of hate.
Director: Roy Power | USA / 2019 / 8 min
An optimistic video-store owner tries to keep the tradition alive amidst the rising popularity of streaming.
THE GUY: THE BRIAN DONAHUE STORY
Director: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher | USA / 2019 / 19 min
A journey through the checkered career of veteran stunt actor Brian Donahue.
AFTER THE FIRE
Directors: Spencer Seibert, Derek Knowles | USA / 2019 / 18 min
Sonoma Valley residents struggle to find their places in a community reshaped overnight by historic wildfires.
Directors: Erin Sanger, Taylor Hess | USA / 2019 / 25 min
Trans athlete Mack Beggs loves wrestling, but his identity poses challenges.
Writers/Directors: Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet | France / 2018 / 6 min
The two best ski rescue workers in the region are ready for their new mission, but it won’t go as planned.
Writer/Director: Julia Ocker | Germany / 2018 / 4 min
The sloth wants to buy ice cream, but unfortunately he is way too slow.
THE PIG ON THE HILL
Writers/Directors: Jamy Wheless, John Helms | France / 2018 / 6 min
Pig and Duck are next-door neighbors, but worlds apart. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan.
Writer/Director: Nils Hedinger | Switzerland / 2018 / 8 min
A late-bloomer tadpole misses out on becoming a frog and is left alone in the pond--but spring will bring new opportunity for growth.
ONE SMALL STEP
Writers/Directors: Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas | Writer: Shaofu Zhang | USA-China / 2018 / 8 min
Meet Luna, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
Writer/Director: Nölwenn Roberts | France / 2018 / 7 min
A small mouse decides to pursue his crazy dream: flying with swallows.
A TIGER WITH NO STRIPES
Writer/Director: Raùl Robin Morales Reyes | France-Switzerland / 2018 / 9 min
A little tiger decides to take a long journey in search of his missing stripes.
COLOR BIRDS (COUCOULEURS)
Writer/Director: Oana Lacroix | Switzerland / 2018 / 9 min
In a large forest of single-colored birds, what happens when a bird has two colors?
Writer/Director: Irène Iborra | Director: Eduard Puertas Anfruns | France-Belgium / 2018 / 7 min
Matilda plays with her bedside lamp until the bulb burns out, leaving her in the dark!
Writer/Director: Max Lang | Writer: Suzanne Lang | Director: Daniel Snaddon | UK / 2018 / 27 min
A keen but accident-prone dragon learns how to become a dragon at Dragon School. Narrated by Tracey Ullman and Kit Harington.
Writer/Director: Haley Finnegan | USA / 2019 / 16 min
Two Instagrammers fight to post daily after their close competitor’s following doubles overnight.
WHITE GUYS SOLVE SEXISM
Writer/Director: Christopher Guerrero | Writer: Eric T. Roth | USA / 2019 / 6 min
The Weinstein scandal causes two men to discover all of their favorite movies are now sexist.
Writer/Director: Amos Vernon | Writer: Allison Spence Brown | USA / 2019 / 13 min
Maddie is constantly followed by a gaggle of ex-boyfriends, but only she can see them.
Writer/Director: Nick Paonessa | Writer: Ryan Gaul | USA / 2019 / 8 min
A trip to the vet forces a blue-collar man to deal with his emotions and accept the fate of his cat the only way he knows how: through denial and baseball.
NORA EPHRON GOES TO JAIL
Writer: Suzy Evans | Director: Hannah Elless | USA / 2018 / 11 min
Two women from different worlds meet in unexpected circumstances, but an unlikely friendship blooms based on their common love of Nora Ephron.
Writer/Director: Nelson Torres | USA / 2018 / 7 min
A man kidnaps a boy who is much more than meets the eye.
PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE DADS
Writer/Director: Jim Picariello | USA / 2018 / 5 min
Two middle-aged dads want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. When a group of teens drive by too fast and too loud, it spurs them into a self-righteous act.
Writer/Director: Tim Wilkime | USA / 2019 / 11 min
A guy makes a bad first impression when he meets his girlfriend’s family as they gather at her grandfather’s deathbed.
Director: Aleksandra Maciejczyk | Poland / 2018 / 18 min
One day in the life of a 50-year-old couple. Blind Krzysztof goes skiing with Wiola, who is his wife and guide.
Director: Elivia Shaw | USA / 2018 / 16 min
Amidst a devastating opioid epidemic, a needle exchange and free clinic operates in the shadows of Fresno, California.
JACKSON POLLOCK: BLUE POLES
Director: Alison Chernick | USA / 2018 / 18 min
The true story behind the extraordinary price tag of Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles—now considered one of the most expensive paintings in the world, and one whose purchase almost brought down the Australian government.
LITTLE MISS SUMO
Director: Matt Kay | UK / 2018 / 18 min
Female sumo wrestling champion Hiyori confronts obstacles both inside and outside the ring in an attempt to change Japan's national sport forever.
THE LIKES AND DISLIKES OF MARJ BAGLEY
Director: Taylor Stanton | USA / 2018 / 14 min
A family is recreated using stop-motion animation to depict the lifelong struggles faced by its matriarch, Marj.
IN OTHER WORDS
Writer/Director: Lola Blanc | Writer: Kenny Lucas | USA / 2019 / 7 min
Exes get into a post-breakup argument as subtitles translate the emotional truth behind their fighting words.
Writer/Director: Cecilia Albertini | Writer: Andrea Brusa | Italy / 2019 / 13 min
A surrogate mother faces a harrowing dilemma.
Writer/Director: Damon Davis | Ghana-USA / 2019 / 16 min
A stranger falls from the sky in search of a castle and a queen shown to him in a dream.
Writer/Director: Robert Machoian | USA / 2019 / 10 min
A slice-of-life film about a grandfather and his grandsons, the future and the past.
THE MOON AND THE NIGHT
Writer/Director: Erin Lau | Writer: Justin Omori | USA / 2018 / 19 min
A teenage girl in rural Hawai’i must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.
Writer/Director: Ron Eyal | Writer: Eleanor Burke | UK / 2018 / 15 min
An unstable therapist is haunted by his own issues while struggling with a challenging patient.
PALM TREES AND POWER LINES
Writer/Director: Jamie Dack | USA / 2018 / 15 min
Sixteen-year-old Charlotte is ambling through a listless summer day when she's followed home by Tommy, an older guy.
Writer/Director: Kristian Mercado | USA / 2018 / 15 min
An estranged family in Puerto Rico tries to reconnect in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
Writers/Directors: Emilie McDonald, Bruce Smolanoff | USA / 2019 / 13 min
Jo-Jo, a 15 year-old Mexican-American boy, breakdances with his crew and dreams of being “the illest” b-boy in the world.
Writer/Director: Brittany Snow | USA / 2019 / 16 min
Natalie only wants her mother's approval. Her mother wants a big and different future for them both.
NO TRAVELER RETURNS
Writer/Director: Ellie Foumbi | USA-Ivory Coast / 2019 / 13 min
A young African immigrant's struggles to adjust to life in America push him toward an existential crisis.
NAAN & BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
Writer/Director: Urvashi Pathania | USA / 2018 / 5 min
A story about love, loss, and wondering about what might have been.
Writer/Director: Matthew Bonifacio | Writer: Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio | USA / 2019 / 22 min
A strange acting student seeks help from a guru (Lorraine Bracco). Co-starring Brian Dennehy and Kenan Thompson.
12 SECONDS OF GUNFIRE: THE TRUE STORY OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING
Project Creators: Suzette Moyer, Seth Blanchard | Key Collaborators: The Washington Post, John Woodrow Cox, Wesley Allsbrook | USA / 2019 / 7 min / Animated
After a gunman shoots her best friend on the playground, a first-grade girl confronts a journey of trauma and loss after the Townville, South Carolina, school shooting.
Project Creators: Brad Lichtenstein | Key Collaborators: Beth Hubbard, Rex Miller, Jeff Fitzsimmons | USA / 2019 / 8 min / Documentary
Arthur Ashe emerged as an elite athlete who parlayed his fame as the first black man to win the US Open tennis championship into a lifetime devoted to fighting injustice.
THE ATOMIC TREE
Screenwriter: David Haskell | Project Creators: Adam Loften, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee | Narrated by: Peter Coyote | USA / 2019 / 10 min / Documentary
A journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world—a 400-year-old Japanese white pine bonsai that witnessed, and survived, the atomic blast in Hiroshima.
Screenwriter/Project Creator: Haodan Su | Key Collaborators: Zhiyuan Ma | China / 2019 / 16 min / Animated
A sweet story about loneliness and friendship. When people expect friendship or love, proactively pursuing rather than passively waiting may lead to a surprising outcome.
Director: Sadah Espii Proctor | Key Collaborators: Skye Von, Espii Studios, little GIANT Wolf, Oculus VR For Good, Malala Fund, Milaan Foundation | USA / 2019 / 8 min / Documentary
Rani is determined to finish school and go to college. As we follow her, she gives us an intimate glimpse of her hopes, frustrations, and dreams.
Directors: Chris Lavis, Maciek Szczerbowski | Project Creator: Clyde Henry Productions | Key Collaborators: The National Film Board of Canada, Felix & Paul Studios | Canada / 2019 / 6 min / Narrative
Step into a dream, where the ghostly ephemera of a lost childhood await you.
Director/Screenwriter: Wiebe van den Ende | Netherlands / 2019 / 10 min / Narrative
Sara returns from working abroad to boyfriend Luis. When she reveals that she has to leave again, Luis gets a big confession off his chest... with a very peculiar motive.
TRAVELING WHILE BLACK
Director: Roger Ross Williams; Co-Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Ayesha Nadarajah | Key Collaborators: Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, Stéphane Rituit, Ryan Horrigan, Jihan Robinson | USA / 2018 / 20 min / Documentary
The Green Book was a survival guide that African American travelers relied on to avoid brutal discrimination. Experience the reality of race and restricted movement in America, and afterward connect in an intimate booth at Ben’s Chili Bowl, which entered The Green Book in 1958.
Project Creators: Lilian Mehrel, Mary Evangelista | Key Collaborator: Ting Liu | USA / 2019 / 18 min / Narrative
A blue-hearted rom-com about people who are going to lose someone they love. Nobody knows what to say, so they bicker, laugh/cry, and get married. It's a romantic comedy, after all.
MISSION STATEMENT: TO PROMOTE THE CULTURAL AWARENESS AND APPRECIATION OF THE ART OF SCREENWRITING IN THE WORLD OF CINEMA.
To promote the cultural awareness and appreciation of the art of screenwriting and storytelling.
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