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2022 Official Selections


AFTER DARK: HORROR & SCI-FI SHORTS BLOCK

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Film 1×1 Directed by Jake Byrd Two friends try to help a women in trouble.

Sunday, November 20th: Feature Film: 5 South and Filmmaker Q&A

Film Sunday, November 20th: Feature Film: 5 South and Filmmaker Q&A Directed by Chris Boyd A young woman, back home in San Diego, pushes against the constraints of her existence.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

A Memory

Film A Memory Directed by Jonathan Hammond A friendship between two women transcends mortality.
TENSION RISING: DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK

Ang Motel

Film Ang Motel Directed by Jon Matthews A young woman shares her motel room with an elderly Filipina woman, when she is stranded in a…
A WOMAN'S PLACE: SHORTS BLOCK

Don’t Let Me Sink

Film Don’t Let Me Sink Directed by Vu Diep Mai Lily has just lost her husband and son, Marcos and Lucas, and is left behind with her two…
TENSION RISING: DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK

Estranged

Film Estranged Directed by Aiden Keltner Abigail’s disconnection from her peers is magnified as she relives a past trauma in the middle of her…
TENSION RISING: DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK

Eucalyptus

Film Eucalyptus Directed by Nate Riedel A woman isolated in quarantine ventures into the monotony of daily life in her apartment. She breaks free…
TENSION RISING: DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK

Eulogy

Film Eulogy Directed by Sergio Lopez A grieving brother tries to find the strength to write his twin's eulogy.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

Hit Me: Game Over

Film Hit Me: Game Over Directed by Fernando Jay Huerto A guy finds out that he can control a real person on his video game console.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

Jan, The Reality TV Star

Film Jan, The Reality TV Star Directed by Phil Wilson Aspiring actor Jan stumbles through the tropes of home makeover reality television.

Saturday, November 19th: Feature Film: Kung Fu Ghost and Filmmaker Q&A

Film Saturday, November 19th: Feature Film: Kung Fu Ghost and Filmmaker Q&A Directed by Jennifer N Linch When a charming but naïve young woman inherits her late grandfather's estate, she soon discovers the house’s ghostly…

Thursday, November 17th: Feature Film: Last Chance and Filmmaker Q&A

Film Thursday, November 17th: Feature Film: Last Chance and Filmmaker Q&A Directed by George Jac In a world that is consumed by fake news, Eddie Lowry is getting squeezed out of the mainstream…
A WOMAN'S PLACE: SHORTS BLOCK

Libertyville

Film Libertyville Directed by Devin Scott At an Orthodox cemetery in the Midwest, 11-year-old Suzana contends with her immigrant grandmother’s tyranny as the family…
A WOMAN'S PLACE: SHORTS BLOCK

Max

Film Max Directed by Anika Hemlata Sejpal, Isabelle Margetts, Joshua Bae, Ria Khehar A middle-aged married couple struggles to come to terms with the loss of their 8-year-old child. An Interaction…
AFTER DARK: HORROR & SCI-FI SHORTS BLOCK

Mirror

Film Mirror Directed by Carlo Baltazar Lily gets ready to go to bed until she starts hearing abnormal noises inside her house. She soon…
THE QUEER LENS: LGBTQ+ SHORTS BLOCK

Moving Out

Film Moving Out Directed by Rachel Earnest A young college student still lives at home with her parents in Oceanside, California. In love with her…
A WOMAN'S PLACE: SHORTS BLOCK

My Human Experience: Episode #1

Film My Human Experience: Episode #1 Directed by Sylvia Ray Logical and socially inadequate, alien explorer, Lex, is assigned to study the human race from a sociological perspective,…
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

Nana’s Potion

Film Nana’s Potion Directed by Ryan Kelly A woman tries to brew her Nana’s love potion, but has to make a small substitution before trying...
TENSION RISING: DRAMA SHORTS BLOCK

One Day

Film One Day Directed by Antonio Salinas A reflection of today’s society through the eyes of a man who hopes for change one day.

Open To It

Film Open To It Directed by Greg Wolf A loving gay couple experiments with becoming a hot gay throuple. But threesome sex and open relationships come...