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FEATURES

 

INTERSECTION    1 HR 19 min   USA

 

Tim French, Director

Los Angeles, CA

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Synopsis: Cobb Mills is a man tortured by the guilt he bears from his daughter’s death from car crash while he was at the wheel. Six years have passed. Cobb has lost his marriage, his job and any hope for happiness. But this year when he makes his annual visit to the small town where the fateful accident occurred, he meets a beautiful young woman and it appears as if his life may finally be taking a turn for the better. But do second chances come with a cost? 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERWOVEN   1 HR 28 min    USA

 

V. W. Scheich, Director

Beaufort, South Carolina

 

Synopsis: Starring Academy Award winner Mo'Nique, ‘Interwoven' is a drama interweaving thirteen true life stories to create one compelling tale of the fragile ties which connect us all. In the film, many of the talented ensemble cast members portray their own personal stories and share their experiences with homelessness, suicide, death, and addiction.

 

 

IN THE DARK  1 HR 22min   USA

 

David Spaltro, Director

New York, NY  

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Synopsis:Skeptical grad student, Veronica Carpenter (Lynn Justinger), interviews renowned paranormal specialist, Dr. Lois Kearne (Fiona Horrigan), for her thesis on the benefits of her supernatural research in regards to modern psychology, and joins her on a field study trip to a Brooklyn family home supposedly “besieged by evil spirits”.Self sabotage permeates the relationships of Tom, Charlie and Hannah as they drive across the country to rescue Lily from her own wedding. It's a love triangle turned emotional horror story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KEEP IN TOUCH 1HR 45min USA

 

Sam Kretchmar, Director

New York, NY

 

fSynopsis: After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling upon her younger sister online, a musician who bares a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity.

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

 

DAYLIGHT COME 1HR 18min  USA

 

Evan Vetter,  Director

Wilmington, NC

 

Synopsis:  While witnessing the devastation brought upon the Congolese by decades of war, each of the women in our film have one surprising thing in common, HOPE. I believe this unyielding hope will allow audiences to engage in these stories and see the Congolese people for who they truly are; strong in the face of suffering, faithful when it seems that all is lost and expectant for the future.

 

 

 

KEPULIHAN: When the Waters Recede  

21min   USA

 

David Barnhart, Director

Atlanta, GA

 

Synopsis: short documentary that captures the 2004 Tsunami aftermath and recovery told entirely through the eyes and experiences of 1 survivor over a 10-year period, as he struggles to forge a new life and rebuild his community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCKED IN A BOX: Immigration Detention  26min   USA

 

 

David Barnhart, Director

Atlanta, GA

 

Synopsis: “Locked in a Box” follows the stories of individuals held in the U.S. Immigration detention system and those who visit them. The film traces the lives of several individuals who fled their homelands in search of safety and freedom only to end up in U.S. prisons under a mandatory bed quota system run by Immigration Customs & Enforcement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECTIONS OF AMERICA  54min  USA

 

 

Peter Miller, Director

New York, NY

 

Synopsis: During the darkest hour of the WWII, a team of idealistic filmmakers hoped the power of the movies could reshape the world. Led by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Robert Riskin, the filmmakers created twenty-six short documentaries about American life shown to millions of people around the world.

 

 

 

 

 

OLD SOUTH  54min  USA

 

 

Danielle Beverly, Director

Brooklyn, NY

 

Synopsis: Hope is 30 years old and fighting to save her historic African American neighborhood from encroachment by an elite white fraternity, one known to fly a Confederate flag and hold an annual antebellum parade. In the aftermath of Ferguson, Baltimore, and now Charleston, everyone’s talking about race.

 

 

 

 

 

SINCE: The Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 

1Hr 25min  USA

 

 

Phil Furey, Director

Los Angeles, CA

 

Synopsis: Terrorism is one of biggest problems facing humanity today, but the families of the 270 victims of Pan Am Flight 103 have lived with it for decades. Bound together by tragedy when a bomb ripped the New York-bound 747 jumbo jet into pieces over Lockerbie, Scotland, just before Christmas in 1988, the Flight 103 families faced one traumatic injustice after another.

 

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER LOVE, 18min, UNITED KINGDOM  

 

 

Victor Perez, Director

London, UK

 

Synopsis: A pregnant married woman struggles to tell a much older man that their affair is over.

 

 

Shorts

 

 

 

A CHESS PLAYER, 23min, USA  

 

 

Shea Sizemore, Director

Charlotte, NC

 

Synopsis: A Chess Player is the story of Tony Summerall, the rise and fall of the world’s greatest Chess Master. From his relationship with his abusive sports obsessed father to the grave consequences of an expected checkmate.

 

 

 

 

 

A PRAYER FOR THE LONELY

12min  USA

 

Felix Martiz, Director

Los Angeles, CA

 

Synopsis:  Laura leads group prayers but is going trough a 'cold period', a moment in which she questions her faith in people and prayer. Her Priest and friend Father Daniel asks her to look after an orphan for a day, reluctantly she agrees. Blanca, the orphan, helps Laura realize the power of prayer and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY    13 Min               USA

 

Chris King, Director

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Synopsis: When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

 

 

 

MORNING SHIFT   5min    USA

 

 

Gary Weeks, Director

Roswell, SC 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Some people shouldn't rob some people.

 

 

 

PARDON THE INTRUSION    20 Min   UK

 

Louise Caruna Galizia, Director

United Kingdom

 

Synopsis: The story of a housebound woman who forms an important relationship with a troubled teenage runaway.

 

 

 

SELLING ROSARIO   17 Min       USA

 

Iana Simeonov & Michael Winokur, Director

San Francisco, CA

 

 

Synopsis: A family of migrant workers send their 12-year-old daughter and her outlaw cousin into the night on the promise of a stranger. Selling Rosario tells the story of a young girl growing up in a migrant labor camp and her parents' risky plan to get her out of an unsafe, squalid environment.

 

 

 

SHOOTING AN ELEPHANT 13 Min    USA

 

Juan Paul Rothie, Director

Los Angeles, CA 

 

 

 

Synopsis: Adapted from George Orwell's short story - a young British imperial policeman in Burma is given the no-win mission of handling a rogue work elephant only to find the role he is destined to play is that of public executioner.

 

 

 

THE GUNFIGHTER   9 Min    USA

 

Eric Kissack, Director

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

Synopsis:  A weary gunfighter walks into a bar, looking for a drink. What he finds instead is a building full of raunchy people, and an audible, bloodthirsty narrator.

 

 

 

THE TUTOR     19 Min    USA

 

Grant Johnson, Director

Los Angeles, CA 

 

 

 

Synopsis:  A woman who lost her fiancee in a car accident struggles in her college courses. She is given a chance to keep her scholarship if she tutors a dyslexic student. 

 

 

 

THE VISITOR  5 Min   USA

 

Bennett Pennington, Director

Wilmington, NC

 

 

 

Synopsis:  Two men argue over the events of a murdered loved one in a prison psych ward.

 

Student Film

 

 

DANNY FREUD

13 Min   USA    UNCSA

 

Madliene Rae Painter, Director

Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

 

Synopsis:  Danny, a highly gifted 11-year old, attempts to treat his own anxiety through the teachings of his "uncle," the great Sigmund Freud.

 

 

 

 

DEEP PAN FURY

20 Min   UK  University of Creative Arts

 

Charlie Dennis, Director

Surrey, UK

 

 

 

Synopsis:  Deep Pan Fury is a martial arts film about Katashi Kimoto, a young Japanese street fighter trying to change his ways. After leaving his native Japan, for a small English town where his uncle Osamu runs a struggling pizza shop, Katashi soon encounters Oni, a ruthless chinpira of the notorious 9th Shade Clan.

 

 

DOUG

13 Min   UK   Univ. of Creative Arts

 

Tom Fordham, Director

London, UK

 

 

Synopsis: Story of friendship between a troubled little boy and his imaginary friend as they struggle to accept a new member into their family.

 

 

 

 

LIES BENEATH THE NIGHTSHADE

11 Min   USA   SCAD

 

Andrew Wecht, Director

Savannah, GA

 

 

 

Synopsis: In the throes of The Great Depression, Basilio is unable to upkeep his beloved tomato garden with his grandson Anthony serving life in prison–but Anthony has an endgame to help save the family tradition

 

 

 

PANFILO

20 Min   UK   University of London

 

Memed Aksoy, Director

London, UK

 

 

 

Synopsis: Panfilo is an apocalyptic fairy tale of three generations of men coming to terms with loss and death in rural Italy.

 

 

 

SCHOOLCRAFT

15 Min   USA   SCAD

 

Adam Nelson, Director

Savannah, GA

 

 

 

Synopsis: Based on the true story of Adrian Schoolcraft, a young NYPD beat cop secretly records audio files that expose a culture of corruption within his precinct.

 

 

 

SIN FRONTERA

28 Min   USA  Dodge College

 

Iz Gutierrez, Director

Orange, CA

 

 

 

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Monica (Brenda Romero) and Gabriel (Eduardo Enrikez) are a couple struggling to survive both a decaying relationship and a broken immigration system after a deportation tears them apart.

 

 

 

THE BREAK IN

9 Min   USA  New York University

 

Robbie Lemieux, Director

New York, NY

 

 

 

Synopsis:The Break In' is a short comedy about a mother who is spending the night at the family cottage with her kids, Cathy and William, while her husband is away on business. Margaret is terrified of everything from spiders and ghosts, to tsunamis and serial killers.

 

 

 

THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD

30 Min   USA  Dodge College

 

Matthew Szewczyk, Director

Orange, CA

 

 

 

Synopsis: After a student of Michelle Ainsley’s goes missing, she reaches out to her ex-husband, private security drone pilot Alexander Pike for help.

 

Animation

 

 

 

A GOTHIC TALE

6  Min   USA   UNCSA

 

Marceia Patterson, Director

Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

 

Synopsis: In a gloomy castle, a scientist, a vampire, and a giant fight over the possession of a beautiful flower.

 

 

 

ANOTHER EVEREST

7 Min   USA   UNCSA

 

Aleksandre Kosinski, Director

Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

 

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CHIAROSCURO

8  Min   BRAZIL

 

Daniel Drummond, Director

Sao Luis, Brazil

 

 

 

ISynopsis: In  a desolate place, a discovery by a mysterious entity sets in motion a chase through abstract space.

 

 

 

 

REALITY CHECK

9  Min   USA   CHAPMAN/DODGE

 

Alexander Woody, Director

Orange, CA 

 

 

 

Synopsis:  A young man realizes his destiny in a meeting with his guidance counselor.

 

 

 

SWITCH MAN 

4  Min   TAIWAN   

 

Hsun-Chun Chuang,  Directors

Taiwan

 

 

Synopsis: In a normal quiet Sunday, Dr. Evil Mantis attacted K-City unexpectedly with his gigantic claw, the entire city in panic and in danger.

Screenplays

 

 

ATTIC ASHES         USA

 

Lorraine Portman, Writer

St. Augustine, FL

 

Synopsis: Attic Ashes: A closed space thriller. Cleaning out her deceased father’s farmhouse, Piper discovers a meth lab and is forced to defend her life against a terrifying onslaught of attacks from sadistic meth cookers hell bent on protecting their secrets, while she uncovers the truth about a father she never knew.

 

 

 

 

COLLAPSE        USA

 

N. T. Bullock, Writer

New Orleans, LA

 

Synopsis:  When a band of marauders takes her surrogate mother prisoner, River heads out on a rescue mission across a near-future wasteland in search of vengeance.

 

 

 

 

 

COASTLINE        USA

 

Ned Farr, Writer

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

Synopsis:  The life of a brilliant quantum physicist unravels when he becomes convinced that if he stops walking up the California coast, the love of his life will die.

 

 

 

 

CONTROLLING             USA

 

Margaret Ford Rogers, Co-Writer

Robert Seckler, Co-Writer

Charleston, SC

 

Synopsis:  Two old roommates and ex-air traffic controllers meet after twenty years. On the surface both mens lives look enviable. Rob is a pilot with a major airline and Earl is the COO for the worlds largest

packages delivery company. But nothing is as it seems and both men are facing desperate futures. 

 

 

 

 

eDISHARMONY       USA

 

Lorraine Portman, Writer

St. Augustine, FL

 

Synopsis: Single, socially awkward Molly, 44, who is trying to meet men on line, invites all the men she is chatting with to evacuate to her home on high ground when a hurricane threatens. SIX men show up and all must survive what turns into a deadly storm.

 

 

 

 

IN SPITE OF IT ALL            USA

 

Rebecca Boyd, Writer

Columbia, SC

 

Synopsis: 

Two Irish potato famine immigrants find love in an American Civil War hospital. Inspired by actual events.

 

 

 

 

SOULBREAK               USA

 

Marie Bailey, Co-Writer

Richard Levine, Co-Writer

Jacksonville, FL

 

 Synopsis: A respected prison psychologist who is unhappy in her marriage gets caught up in an escape plot at the Federal Supermax Penitentiary.

 

 

 

 

SWITCHED AT GIRTH             USA

 

Kevin Williams, Writer

Los Angeles, CA

 

Synopsis: Switched at Girth is the twisted cousin of Freaky Friday; but instead of switching bodies, a football player and a pushover switch penises. It's feature length, testosterone fueled, and leaves you asking for more.

 

 

 

 

 

THE GERIATRIC TOUR        USA

 

Marcia Chandler Rhea, Writer

Charleston, SC

 

Synopsis: An eclectic group of American travelers embarks on a trip to the United Kingdom, which turns into the vacation from Hell. Despite their ill-fated adventures, the tourists learn the meaning of comradery on the 50th anniversary of the D-Day celebration .

 

 

 

 

 

THE KEY FOR HOPE       USA

 

Frederico Ferrero, Co-Writer

Chance Miller, Co-Writer

Tampa, FL

 

Synopsis: 

 

 

 

 

TURNING AUGUST            USA

 

Shelia Watson, Co-Writer

Tony Watson, Co-Writer

Johns Island, SC

 

Synopsis:  A professor of linguistics, recruited by the SS to gather intel, discovers the truth of Nazi atrocities and turns the tables on Hitler's henchmen to regain his honor.

 

 

Best Actor

Ryan Patrick Bachand  (Keep in Touch)

Eduardo Enrikez (Sin Frontera)

Cullen Moss (The Visitor)  

Hoyt Richards  (Intersection)

Anthony Reynolds (The Visitor)

Best Actress

Maritza Brikisak (Prayer for the Lonely)

Grace Folsom (In the Dark)

Gabbi McPhee (Keep In Touch)

 

Fiona Horrigan (In the Dark)

Mo'Nique  ( Interwoven)

Best Director

Tim French (Intersection)

 

Sam Kretchmar  (Keep In Touch)

Victor Perez  (Another Love)

Juan Pablo Rothie (Shooting an Elephant)

V W Scheich (Interwoven)

David Spaltro  (In the Dark)

Best Comedy

Danny Freud

Deep Pan Fury

Keep In Touch

Morning Shift        

The Break In

The Gunfighter