8PM THURSDAY, August 3rd
A Friend Within
Young, overworked web programmer Mark starts hearing a voice in his head. Obviously he tries to get rid of him but this voice has different plans for him.
Aspiring actor Seth Coltan can never to say the right thing. Today is no different.
The desert can drive man a to madness.
One Bathtub – Three Brothers – Many Splashes! Three brothers try to dive back into their childhood through an old family picture in the bathtub.
What was supposed to be a fun evening of board games, turns into a revealing night of relationship struggles and desires.
A Right Fool
When a strange object lands east of the Potomac river, renowned translator Amy KellyAnne is called upon to decipher their strange messages.
“Smooth Talk” is a comedy short about how romance is a little different in real life than an R&B love song.
Last Will & Testament, Inc.
A father expresses himself from beyond the grave after he passes away. He hires an interesting company to handle the notification of his next of kin about which earthly possessions of his they’ll be getting now that he’s gone. Secrets are revealed as each member of the family learns more about each other than they may have wanted to know.
An acting student doubts the methods of his eccentric teacher.
Tilting at Skyscrapers
When a gamer is overcome by his obsession, his neighbor must shepherd him home.
The Old Men
Captain Justice and his team of great heroes were once the protectors of Cosmopolis and adored by all citizens. After having put in jail their sworn enemy, the Scarman, they décide to put masks and capes in the wardrobe to retire. Now 70 years old Captain Justice is leading a normal life. But this old hero intends to resume service proving to all that his age is not an obstacle!
8PM FRIDAY, August 4th
Due to the fairness in disabilities act, the Van Nuys P.D. is forced to hire four handicapped undercover detectives; and their training officer is the worst cop in L.A..
9:45 FRIDAY, August 4th
On a deserted road, driving an antique car, Stephane hurries to a wedding in which he is the best man. Terribly late, he realizes that he forgot the bride’s bouquet. Fortune favors him when he has the opportunity to take possession of a funeral bouquet tied on a tree. But fate takes it out on him when his GPS loses signal. Unable to get his bearings, he will have to take with him the only person who crosses his path, and who is able to help : Charlotte… who just placed her funeral bouquet on the tree.
Aspiring rapper/filmmaker, Sneezy G, needs to find a male lead for her music video but will her raps be good enough to win the heart of her casting choice?
Jimmy, a small-time con artist is forced to look after his neighbor’s little brother, Robbie. But when confronted with his past, Jimmy has to decide what he wants for his future.
The Short Short
In this parody of “The Big Short” – Mark Baum discovers the true story behind default IMDB credit swaps that leads to the collapse of the movie industry.
The biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!
A man is heading ruthlessly towards his goal and loses connection to what he once was: A child!
Our Crappy Town
In 1986, Andy London had a small, forgettable role in the Glen Cove High School production of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”. But what happened when the curtains closed…is the stuff of legend.
Shoot Me Nicely
Shoot Me Nicely starring John Behlmann, William Sadler, Linda Hamilton and Tasie Lawrence, is the story of a fashion photographer who loses his elite magazine job, plunging him into a downward spiral of odd jobs and celebrity chasing. A compromising photo of a politician quickly takes his life on a wild ride in his journey to return to the glitz and glam of the high-fashion world.
6PM SATURDAY, August 5th
Paige needs a little bit of a push towards her crush and her roommate isn’t afraid to do it.
Pink Velvet Valley
A man in Scotland is bravely fighting his addiction to Ray-ban sunglasses.
A woman’s biological clock is ticking waiting for ‘The Eggman’ to pass by in her kitchen. This is her chance to get pregnant but therefore she needs to seduce ‘The Eggman’. ‘The Eggman’ seems to have more interest in his chicken. Slowly she drives him to the back of his kitchen where things het out of hand.
Kill the Engine
Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.
Two close friends experience one nightmare of a road trip. As they travel by car to one of their sister’s weddings, they hit a literal “crossroad” but instead of working together, they argue and end up stranded.
Battle of the Brides
After a Bridezilla steals his wedding venue, a meek groom must win a one-of-a-kind wedding gown to appease his overbearing fiancée.
Philosurfers, Van & Milo, muse on the iconic Steve Harvey.
Celia and Shelli embark on an adventure called “finding real friendships in the real world” after being thrust into a new work partnership at their magazine company.
8PM SATURDAY, August 5th
David and Owen’s values are put to the test as they fight for their fruit.
Fernando and Perfecta are a married couple who have been married for 50 years. He is an amateur magician, who is a bit deaf and forgetful. He uses his magic to draw his wife’s attention. However, she only cares about her cats, because they disappear in strange circumstances. One day, Perfecta finds out that Fernando is the one who is responsible for the cats disappearance and the strange death of her beloved cats, so she takes revenge in their anniversary dinner.
The founder of a startup seeks help with relationship issues after it is revealed he stole the idea for his new venture, TROMP.
When her best friend lands a hot date despite her urging to settle, JoJo jumps at the chance to live out her part in the rom-com of life, but ends up in a different role than the one she believes she fits into.
Writing partners Nick and Trevor work on an idea that may not be completely original.
A SCI-FI / COMEDY / SATIRE THAT’S IRONICALLY HUMAN.
Due to the recent arrival of undocumented immigrants, the city of Simpletown holds a special session city council meeting to determine if the town should officially ban the newcomers.
Two strangers in the same bed The best way to start a new relationship begins with the breakfast.
When two cart pushers at the local Foodland fall for the same checkout girl there’s only one way to settle it…duel it out in an old fashioned cart push-off!
A conditioner bottle spawns what appears to be argument of the day for couple Frankie and Khi. Good Hair explores a millennial long-term relationship and the split ends along the way.
9:45 SATURDAY, August 5th
Lawrence Shaw is a run of the mill guy who just can’t get accepted for being who he is. He’s not straight enough for his job where he sells testosterone fueled ad campaigns to beer companies and he’s not stereotypically gay enough for his boyfriend. To make things worse, his father Elijah just died and his last dying wish was for Lawrence to go on a road trip with his extremely homophobic half-brother Kevin to bury his ashes. It’s a heroically dumb journey of brotherly love and acceptance that begs the age old question… Can you truly accept someone else when you can’t even accept yourself?
We are more than excited to screen these films in our festival. We hope to see you at as many screenings as possible!