Aaron, a young man, returns home after a failed suicide attempt. There he meets his family and eventually co-workers who show concern and ask questions regarding his absence. Nevertheless, Aaron continues on his original trajectory.
Director: Aviva Neuman
Writer: Aviva Neuman
Producer: Brittany Northcross
Starring: Eli Gelb and Chris Roberti
Finally, holidays! Jojo wants to go on tour with her boyfriend Toni and his crazy band all summer long.
Director: Paul Ploberger
Writer: Paul Ploberger
Producer: Catrin Freundlinger
Starring: Maresi Riegner, Roland Düringer, Xaver Stockinger
When, on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.
Director: Amanda Renee Knox
Writer: Joseph Sousa
Producer: Miriam Anwari,Phabillia Afflack-Borja
Starring: Marlyne Barrett, Rachael Holmes, Delaney Williams, Matthieu Jean-Pierre
Filmmakers in attendance
“Phototaxis” draws parallels between Mothman, a prophetic and demonized creature in West Virginia lore, and Narcotics Anonymous, the primary treatment program in West Virginia’s addiction epidemic. Rooted in nonfiction, this film contemplates synchronicity and the role of belief systems in perception; the tendency to assign supernatural meaning to tragedy and the unknowable; anonymous and apocryphal oral histories; and the moth to the flame. To visualize these narratives, natural materials and pastel-on-paper palimpsest animation are woven together using a multiplane and analog overhead projection.
Director: Melissa Ferrari
Amir and Judy have been recently orphaned, and are living in an abandoned warehouse in order to avoid being split up by Child Protective Services. As Amir struggles to provide for his younger sister on his own, he receives an unconventional gift from a stranger that may be able to change their lives forever.
Director: Mia Niebruegge
Writer: Mia Niebruegge and Christopher Greenslate
Producer: Joshua Valle
Starring: Mikelen Walker, Cassidey Fralin
Filmmakers in attendance
A documentary film, directed by an 8th grader, about the first leg of the Space Race, starting from its Nazi origins and culminating in the launch of the Sputnik satellite, all set to the backdrop of the Cold War.
Director: Summer Royal
Writer: Summer Royal
Producer: Summer Royal, Annamaria Miru
Starring: Summer Royal
A man experiences conflicting feelings on what should be the happiest day of his life.
Director: Mark McKinsey
Writer: Ariana Fletcher, Mckenna Morison, Mark McKinsey
Producer: Catherine Anderson