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2022 Official Selections


MAYA

Film MAYA Directed by Austin Gil, Hanna Kuster, Sophie Harasha, Yezy Suh Maya, an adopted teenager, struggles to understand her cultural identity and relationship with her mother after discovering her…
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...
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

Pulp Friction

Film Pulp Friction Directed by Mark Atkinson, Tony Olmos The lives of two roommates and a mysterious man intertwine in a tale of conflict and clashing within…
THE QUEER LENS: LGBTQ+ SHORTS BLOCK

Rendezvous

Film Rendezvous Directed by Benjamin Howard A teenager's attempt at finding intimacy leaves him with more questions than answers.
AFTER DARK: HORROR & SCI-FI SHORTS BLOCK

Rocket science

Film Rocket science Directed by Kenny Gondales With the help of his friends, Nathan faces the toughest boss in an online video game world. However,…
THE QUEER LENS: LGBTQ+ SHORTS BLOCK

SDFA Parody

Film SDFA Parody Directed by Jonathan Hammond "San Diego Film Awards annual parody! This year, local creators tackle Some Like It Hot- giving it a…

SNAPP

Film SNAPP Directed by Ryan Kelly A whole new way to date online...and in the Multiverse!

Some of These Days

Film Some of These Days Directed by OSCAR PEREZ A young man reflects on a special time in his life.
THE QUEER LENS: LGBTQ+ SHORTS BLOCK

Stolen Glance

Film Stolen Glance Directed by Rosanna Sanchez During her hotel stay, Edith spends every evening reading a book while sitting in the lobby. And every…
THE QUEER LENS: LGBTQ+ SHORTS BLOCK

Sugarcoat

Film Sugarcoat Directed by Hau'oli Carr, Julia Borges Bertassoli At his daughter's third birthday party, a father is forced to confess a long-held secret.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

Sunken Holiday

Film Sunken Holiday Directed by Ryan Kelly Grace's holiday vacation with her long-time travel buddy (and love interest) doesn't go as planned.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

The Bank Robbery

Film The Bank Robbery Directed by John Marrs A gang of incompetent outlaws tries to rob a bank.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

The Count

Film The Count Directed by Sean George After a bitter outburst injures their kindhearted friend, two slow-witted ranch hands hatch a fanciful plan to remedy…
AFTER DARK: HORROR & SCI-FI SHORTS BLOCK

The Devil in Bitter Woods

Film The Devil in Bitter Woods Directed by Katherine Sainte-Marie In 1875, a slow-witted man meets the Devil in the woods and tries to bargain for his life.
COMIC RELIEF: COMEDY SHORTS BLOCK

The Dream

Film The Dream Directed by Ron Najor Daryl just graduated film school with an award-winning short and a mountain of student debt. He moves to…