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FEATURE

FIRES IN THE DARK (1hr 30min) (France/Germany) Munich, Germany (SC Premiere) 

Director: Dominique Lienhard

Synopsis: In a small 17th century village nestled between the sea and the mountains, fifteen year-old Alan is suddenly forced to begin supporting his mother and siblings after his father sells himself for two years of indentured servitude in an attempt to keep the family from starving. While stoking the village’s all-important fire during the night, he will learn what it takes to survive and discover the true purpose of the bonfire’s ritualistic guardianship.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6KRn7Y4K74&t=19s

RE-OPENING (1hr 33min) (USA) Burbank, CA (East Coast Premiere)

Director: Chris Guerra and Matthew John Koppin

Synopsis: A documentary crew follows the All Voice is Theater company and crew, led by their fearless director Roger Bastion (Chris Guerra), on their journey of ups and downs (mostly downs) as they attempt to re-open their theater in the middle of a global pandemic. It doesn’t go as well as they planned and they are forced to pivot. And pivot again. This heartwarming and hilarious film will leave you feeling like there is hope still left in this crazy world. A true film of the times and a Mockumentary for the ages.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unNvo7EchNQ&t=49s

 

SEVEN DAYS TILL MIDNIGHT (1hr 38min) (USA) Asheville, NC (World Premiere)

Director: James Suttles

Synopsis: A troubled man venturing into the wilderness to find himself stumbles across a place that offers him a chance to go back and fix the mistakes of his past, asking the age old question: "if you could go back and change something in your life, would you?"

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/531458011

DOCUMENTARY (Feature)

 

AMERICAN ROYALTY (1hr 4min) (USA) Lexington, SC (World Premiere)

Director: Daniel Fisher and Stephen Fisher

Synopsis: The American Royalty docuseries showcases an in-depth perspective of the Miss America Pageant. Experience the hundred year history, influence, controversy, and evolution of this iconic institution through the dogged resolve of the women and men who fight to retain its legacy and future. 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/_GSaSrBrso4 

 

LITTLE SATCHMO (1hr 1min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: John Alexander

Synopsis: To the world, Louis Armstrong is iconic — a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success, and unassailable character. To Sharon, he was simply Dad. Armstrong’s wholesome, non-threatening image preserved his singular career as a black performer with unfettered access to a white man's world. Yet he was more than a caricature; he had desires, he had longings, and in private, he held tightly to the things he loved. Perhaps closest to his heart was a child whom he hid from the world: a daughter sworn to a life of secrecy until now. 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/503522044

 

SONG FOR HOPE (THE RYAN ANTHONY STORY) (1hr 20min) (USA) Northridge, CA

(World Premiere)

Director: Chris Haigh 

Synopsis:  Ryan Anthony, regarded as one of the greatest trumpet virtuosos ever, was only 42 years old when he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and given just months to live. Faced with an uncertain future and an unending uphill battle full of hospital stays, chemotherapy treatments and blood transfusions, Ryan continued to share his talent with audiences around the world through solo performances, master classes and concerts. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJIf3x-Dl4c

 

THE BOOK KEEPERS (1hr 29min) (USA) Brooklyn, NY (SC Premiere)

Director: Phill Wall

Synopsis:  Determined to keep his late-wife’s dream alive, Dick Wall becomes the unlikely spokesperson for her debut memoir and embarks on an unexpected cross-country promotional tour. He's joined by his filmmaker son, who is torn between saving his mom's first book and his concern for how his dad is coping with their new reality. The journey challenges the pair to talk about loss, relationships and the healing power of sharing stories.

Trailer:  https://fb.watch/a9EXCG7na4/

 

THE LONG RIDER (1hr 35min) (CANADA) Ontario, Canada (World Premiere)

Director: Sean Cisterna

Synopsis:  When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from the Calgary Stampede to the Barretos Rodeo in Brazil, the largest in South America - and later beyond - entirely on horseback. Inspired by Aimé Tschiffley's 1925 equestrian journey, Filipe's 8 year odyssey of over 25,000 kms across 12 international borders, saw the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature's wrath and corrupt border guards on his long ride home. Culled from over 500 hours of never-before-seen-footage.

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/666107885/85590c70b7

 

DOCUMENTARY (Short)

 

MELTDOWN IN DIXIE (40min) (USA) New York, NY 

Director: Emily Harrold

Synopsis: In the wake of the 2015 Charleston Massacre, a battle erupts in Orangeburg, SC between the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and an ice cream shop owner forced to fly the Confederate flag in his parking lot. In doing so, this film explores the broader role of Confederate symbolism in the 21st century and the lingering racial oppression which these symbols help maintain.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/499037384

 

SACRED WATERS: THE OKEFENOKEE IN PERIL (33min) (USA) Augusta, GA 

(World Premiere)

Director: Mark Albertin

Synopsis: Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril takes viewers into the heart of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, showcasing its mystical natural beauty, cultural importance, and incredible ecological value. But, as the title of the film sets forth, the sacred waters of the Okefenokee are in peril. The threat of a proposed mineral mine near the edge of the Okefenokee looms large, putting the natural integrity of the Swamp at risk. As Sacred Waters brings us deeper into the Okefenokee, we understand how great this threat truly is.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/609350529

 

STOREFRONT: STATESBORO BLUES (27min) (USA) Savannah, GA (SC Premiere)

Director: Jonathan Hunt

Synopsis: Retired ATF Agent Lou Valoze takes you behind the scenes of an undercover operation and the consequences that followed.

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/628435622

DUTY & HONOR

 

LAST PATROL ON OKINAWA (30min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director:  Nick Brokaw

Synopsis: Set on the fateful date; August 6th, 1945. Okinawa. Six weeks post-battle, a squad of U.S. Marines is assigned the unenviable and tedious job of clearing caves where fanatical Japanese soldiers hold out and forlorn Okinawan civilians seek refuge. 

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTVsFKTNCzs

 

THE DONUT DOLLIES (1hr 27min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director:  Norman Anderson

Synopsis: In 1968, two best friends joined an elite team and flew into a war zone wearing powder blue dresses. They were Red Cross Donut Dollies. These idealistic young women embraced their mission - to cheer up the GIs in Vietnam - with energy, creativity, compassion and resolve but had no idea what they were getting into. 47 years later, they reunite in Vietnam to retrace their steps; ask why they went; ask whether they made a difference; unlock buried memories and share their stories for the first time.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/5NwlE7h6VxQ 

 

VETERANS JOURNEY HOME: LEAVING IT ON THE LAND (1hr 40min) (USA) Oakland, CA

(SC Premiere)

Director: Frederick Marx

Synopsis: A cohort of 12 Military Veterans do an ancient, 12 day, wilderness Vision Fast ceremony in the desert in Washington that includes four days of solo fasting on the land using only water and minimal shelter.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/418292595

SHORT FILMS

 

:60 SECONDS (18min) (USA) Hermosa Beach, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: John “Quig” Quigley

Synopsis: :60 SECONDS” is a short film filled with suspense, and twists right until 

The final second. What if you had only minutes to pull off your next heist? DIXON and his crew – CALEB, the tech genius, and BENNY, the muscle – are about to find out when they target a remote desert casino. Dixon starts the plan in motion when he becomes romantically involved with a naive casino cashier. 

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/500698494

 

ALL THAT GLITTERS (24min) (UK) Ilford, Essex, UK (SC Premiere)

Director: Dan Bronzite

Synopsis: A desperate teenager snatches a rich woman's handbag but in a bizarre twist of fate discovers her life is not as rosy as it seems and that they have more in common than he realizes.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFXpmkYZ8AE

 

AMERICAN MORNING (25min) (USA) Scott Plains, NJ (SC Premiere)

Director: Robbie Bryan

Synopsis:  A former music teacher resorts to desperate measures to reconcile his guilt and affect change after the horrors and aftermath of a mass shooting in a suburban elementary school.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/yZK68zTJsr0 

 

ARE YOU MY MOMMY (15min) (USA) North Hollywood, CA (SC Premiere)?

Director: Gavin Michael Booth 

Synopsis: While filming his latest blockbuster, Hero, a famous action star, is badly wounded. To the rescue comes Heroine, but Hero is confused by this utterly average, late-40s woman. As she does everything in her power to save him, Hero struggles to relate to this...person. With the Bad Guys still in pursuit, Heroine tries to shut down his running commentary on her age and weight, to no avail. As her patience runs out, their attackers close in, revealing that Heroine - and the movie - aren't quite what they seem to be.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/269281589

 

BROKEN (15MIN) (USA) Sherman Oaks, CA (SC Premiere) 

Director: Jillian Reeves

Synopsis: A powerful, heart-rending story about a family coping with the effects of a loved one’s untreated mental illness while losing faith in the system that continues to fail them.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/383883217

 

CHORDS (24min) (USA) Fort Collins, CO (SC Premiere)

Director: John Barnhardt

Synopsis: Aging rocker Danny Jones heads home to be by his ailing mother’s side but finds himself on old stomping grounds, steeped in bittersweet glory days, as he tries to cope with her sudden passing, his past, and an uncertain road ahead.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/490294936

 

 

CHRYSALIS (19MIN) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (World Premiere)

Director: Arturo Zuniga

Synopsis: CHRYSALIS is a dark psychological thriller. It tells the story of a married couple that goes on an isolated weekend getaway to rekindle their broken relationship. But everything changes when the wife, Lily, encounters a mysterious woman, Skylar, who seems to know her better than anyone else, including herself. She triggers Lily’s repressed darkness to resurface which unravels a series of unfortunate events.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/659965279

 

CONSIDER THE SPARROW (23min) (USA) New York, NY (World Premiere)

Director: Eliza Foss

Synopsis: Differences in faith can be hard enough in a marriage yet Tom and Lisa have made it work for twenty years. But when estranged friend Matt arrives presenting the opportunity of a lifetime and the only condition is a lie about God, well, what’s an American politician to do?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/526756548/e36bc36bce

GREGORY (7min) (USA) New York, NY (SC Premiere)

Director: Ben McHugh

Synopsis: Gregory - Searching For Forgiveness Never Dies

An old man’s eternal quest to make contact with his family.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/632505754

 

GUEST OF HONOR (12min) (USA) Austin, TX (SC Premiere)

Director: Lisa Belcher

Synopsis: Struck by tragedy, a married couple goes ahead with their anniversary party, when an unusual guest arrives.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Iu9FVqHur9g 

 

HELL IN A HANDBASKET (5min) (CANADA) Regina, Saskatchewan

Directed by: Lee Chambers

Synopsis: Dale, a lonely research scientist in the Arctic struggles to maintain his solitary existence. With the world failing from a global pandemic, all hopes fall on Dale's shoulders as he represents the last stand for humanity.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/ZemOLZj7NS4

 

HIS & HERS (4min) (United Kingdom) Edinburgh, UK (SC Premiere)

Director: Chris Sexton Fletcher

Synopsis: When a couple goes shopping in the week before their wedding, they must choose between being together forever or each getting what they want.

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IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH (21min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: Brian Scott Steele

Synopsis: Jeremy. Just. DIED. So, in the event of his death, he leaves behind a series of clever clues and witty video messages for his best friend and bandmate Sam, and his brash sister Mandy, which sends them on an adventure through their shared past. They get to experience one last day with Jeremy after he's gone, and in the end are compelled to mourn the best way they know how.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/549508180

 

GOOD MEN AND UNICORNS (22min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: Jake Ebright

Synopsis: Eli Sanders is a transplant living in Los Angeles. Having lost his mother when he was just a boy and with no real family left, he goes on aimlessly through life with just his passion for movies to keep him company--that is, until he meets Anne.

Anne Summers is an aging, former actress whose career was derailed before it's prime by the loss of her infant son. Having recently lost her husband, she too lives a lonely life devoid of purpose--that is, until she meets Eli.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/9v0XPirvJWQ

KEPLEY (20min) (USA) Toluca Lake, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: Michael Grant and Stephanie Katherine Grant

Synopsis: KEPLEY is a neo-noir thriller centered around veteran detective, Gillian Kepley. During Kepley's investigation of a troubling missing persons case, hidden truths from her past are uncovered. The case pushes her beyond her limits and forces her to confront mistakes from her burdened life, ultimately leading her to discover peace and redemption.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/638916381

 

LAST LAUGH (32min) (USA) New York, NY (World Premiere)

Director: Paul Anderson

Synopsis: As if things weren't going badly enough for Trevor, his crumby new apartment comes with an unexpected occupant: the ghost of Maury Zuckerman, a legendarily bad stand up comic.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/613001644

 

LITTLE GAMES (14min) (UNITED KINGDOM) Wheathampstead, UK (SC Premiere)

Director: Stefane Houssier

Synopsis: Escaping from a violent lover, Natasha is drawn into a child’s sinister plot. But is it true, or a cruel game with Natasha the plaything? 
Escaping from a violent lover to a country manor hotel, Natasha becomes the unwilling confidant of Amelia, a young child, in a family secret. Could Amelia's secret be true, or is it a cruel game and Natasha her plaything.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/521005786

 

ON MY MIND (18min) (DENMARK) Bronshoj, Denmark (SC Premiere)

Director: Martin Strange-Hansen

Synopsis: Henrik wants to sing a song for his wife. It has to be today, it has to be now. It's a question of life, death and karaoke.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/521983186

 

OVER MY DEAD BODY (25min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: Meital Cohen Navarro

Synopsis: The film explores an internal conflict surrounding a family of Jewish immigrants (played by Muslim actors) from Iran now living in present-day Los Angeles. I offer a window into the taboo subjects of religious intolerance and intermarriage outside of one’s culture. The choice that the heroine makes may seem controversial to some, but I believe it is a heart-wrenching and powerful decision that is becoming a new reality.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/430927199

 

PAP’S MANIFESTO (26min) (USA) Maplewood, NJ  (SC Premiere)

Director: Chris Danuser and Casey Clark

Synopsis: A grief-stricken Gold Star father's commitment to avenge his son’s death takes a series of shocking turns when he schemes to truck bomb a mosque.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/581658437

 

STUCK (14min) (USA) Newburyport, MA (SC Premiere)

Director: Steve Blackwood

Synopsis: George and Helen Simon are a NY advertising couple who buy a sex machine to spice up their lives but it comes with a crazed delivery boy who gets stuck in it on the night of their dinner with George's clients"

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/391616470

 

THAT FEELING (30min) (USA) Conway, SC  (World Premiere)

Director: Paul Inman

Synopsis: A woman on her belated honeymoon deals with the transgressions of her past - and, ultimately, the consequences of her choices - as she struggles with deja vu at 16,000 ft. 

Stephen King helps independent and student filmmakers with his "Dollar Baby" program which gives them the chance to hone their skills by adapting one of his unsold stories.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/HMc7U4gd7kg 

 

THE DELLA MORTE SISTERS (18min) (USA) New York, NY (SC Premiere)

Director: Bill Sorvino

Synopsis: A recent death in the family brings three sisters together where they discover a shared dark past that changes everything they thought they knew about each other and their family.

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THE DINNER GUEST (14min) (USA) Santa Barbara, CA (SC Premiere)

Directed by: Dale Griffiths Stamos

Synopsis: Margaret invites her husband's colleague to dinner, but this is anything but a normal party!

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/236841206

 

THE FLIPSIDE (17min) (USA) Charleston, SC  (World Premiere)

Directed by: Eliza Dennis, Rebecca Pryce, Mark Bradley

Synopsis: Something extraordinary happens to David Whitten, an ordinary guy. Was this astonishing moment meant to change his life – or change someone else’s? Will David ever know? This story is based on true events.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx0GTQIXqaA

THE KILLER ACROSS THE STREET (19min) (USA) Englishtown, NJ (SC Premiere)

Director: Adam Seccafico

Synopsis: A paranoid, stay-at-home husband grows suspicious of his next door neighbor

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/480997948

 

TURNING BLUE (15min)  (USA) Willoughby Hills, OH  (SC Premiere)

Director: Dana White and Christopher Knoblock

Synopsis:  Turning Blue is a film about the final hours of the life of 75-year-old Clara. Her nurse, Val must break the news to her daughter Violet that Clara's feet are turning blue, a sign that she is transitioning towards death.  Based on a true story.  Trailer

 

WESTERN EXIT (13min) (USA) Portland, OR  (East Coast Premiere)

Telephone: 360-510-1601

Synopsis: Three estranged sisters reluctantly reunite over a hopeful inheritance. 

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/639614923

WHEN THE RAIN SETS IN (17min) UNITED KINGDOM, London, UK (SC Premiere)

Director: James Hughes

Synopsis:  Kenzie and Treyden, a couple who’ve been swept up in a whirlwind six-month romance, find themselves confronting a painful question: Has their love story come to an end?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/567583062

STUDENT FILM

 

LAVENDER (12min) (USA) Fayetteville, GA (University of Georgia) (World Premiere)

Director: Eli Saliba

Synopsis:  After a tragic event takes her family, a grieving young woman must decide how to look at the world during a seemingly routine therapy session.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/662168537

LIFE, AGAIN (19min) (USA) Orange, CA (Dodge College) (SC Premiere) 

Director: Anna Maite Kaplan and Orion Huang

Synopsis: This film paints an intimate portrait of Wes Burleson, a man recently released from prison after 23 years, while he navigates his journey to freedom, rehabilitation, and redemption. In documenting his decades long struggle to not be defined by his past, we examine the conditions that allow his creativity to thrive.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSKYk_b7Y6E

SOLITUDE (14min) (CANADA) Oakville, Ontario (Sheridan College) (US Premiere)

Director: Henry Daemen

Synopsis: Gordon meets with Curtis for one of their weekly walks at their favourite forest trail when Curtis informs Gordon that he and his family have to relocate a few hours away for work. Gordon is opposed to this being confronted with the idea of being truly alone, however Curtis reassures him that he will still find time to come down to visit to have their weekly walks. 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/642443896

 

THE POMEGRANATE TREE (18min) (USA) Orange, CA  (Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Director: Kanika Vora

Synopsis: After losing her father, a sixteen year old Muslim girl must convince her Hindu neighbors to provide her refuge for one violent night during the Partition of India.

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WINTER OF ’79 (21min) (USA) Orange, CA (Dodge College) (SC Premiere)

Director: Julia Elihu

Synopsis: At the onset of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, a Persian-Jewish mother is forced to question her faith to her country.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/605151243

ANIMATION

 

ABOUT LOVE (2min) (USA) Savannah, GA (SC Premiere)

Director: Hanke Wang

Synopsis: When the man comes home from work, loosening tie seems to relieve his fatigue like a deflating balloon. The dusk light is shining beautiful but unreal, a familiar silhouette emerges in the backlight. It was a woman carrying food to the table, her mouth still nagging about the life trivia that men usually don't care about. The man is in a trance and at a loss. 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/kVx1SvnFAlY

A CHANGE OF SONG (6min) (USA) New Sharon, ME (SC Premiere)

Director: Gordon David LePage

Synopsis: A resourceful raccoon helps a fellow creature out of a bad groove.

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JOHN HENRY (2min) (USA) Anderson, SC (World Premiere) 

Director: David Donar

Synopsis: John Henry is most recognized as an African American Man who worked on driving spikes into the rails or building the rail tunnels in West Virginia during the late 1800’s.

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THE GHOSTLY LOVERS OF FRIPP ISLAND (4min) (USA) Beaufort, SC (World Premiere)

Director: Jim Sidletsky

Synopsis: The tale of the lovers of Fripp Island- a ghost story from the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/586485173

 

THERE YOU ARE (6min) (USA) Los Angeles, CA (SC Premiere)

Director: Rui Huang

Synopsis: After the death of her mom several years ago, Su feels estranged from her father. In honoring their traditional family camping trip on his birthday, she hopes to reconnect with him. But when her father cancels it in deference to his new girlfriend, Su is forced to deal with her unresolved grief.

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SCREENPLAYS

 

CONCRETE WINGS (USA) Myrtle Beach, SC

Written by: Bev Gandara

Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, Julian, an abused teen, knew there was little chance for personal growth and independent thought in Castro’s Communist Cuba. Sent out of Havana to retrieve smuggled family jewels, he comes of age in New York City at the height of the sexual revolution and earns his political freedom. By a twist of fate, he begins to lose his liberty when his oppressive parents arrive and refuse to assimilate into American Society. 

 

GENEVA (USA) Fort Mill, SC 

Written by: Genevieve McDevitt

Synopsis:  In the midst of the 1940's, an aristocratic woman's mysterious life takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself entangled between love, imprisonment, and war. Inspired by true events.

 

IMMIGRANTS (USA) Los Angeles, CA

Written by: David Weissman and David Diamond

Synopsis: It’s 1939, the five amazing Brach children, ages 16-25, have made their way from their gracious life in Hamburg to the hard reality of immigrant life in New York City. They share a tenement flat and try to establish new lives in America, all while they plot desperately to help their parents escape from Nazi Germany.

 

STEALING THE MOON (USA) Richmond, VA

Written by: Eric Carlson

Synopsis:  Stealing the Moon – inspired by true events - is a late 1950s Cold War suspense thriller that pits CIA agent Susan Radley and her team against the Soviets and Polish Secret Police in Warsaw, deep behind the communist “Iron Curtain”. Their mission: steal a displayed Soviet moon rocket long enough for a rocket expert to examine it, then return it before the Soviets discover it’s missing.

 

VALLEY OF SPIRITS (USA) Las Vegas, NV

Written by:  Warren R. Hull and K. D. Clemmens

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Synopsis: An elderly Nez Perce man with mysterious powers and an ad-hoc band of unlikely warriors fight to cleanse Elk Valley from the evil ambitions of a corrupt, big game poaching sheriff.

 

 

BEST COMEDY NOMINATIONS

 

ARE YOU MY MOMMY (Short Film)

 

HELL IN A HANDBASKET (Short Film) 

 

HIS & HERS (Short Film)

 

IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH (Short Film)

 

LAST LAUGH (Short Film)

 

RE-OPENING (Feature Film)

 

STUCK (Short Film)

 

THE KILLER ACROSS THE STREET (Short Film)

 

WESTERN EXIT (Short Film)

 

BEST DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS

 

GAVIN MICHAEL BOOTH (Are You My Mommy, Short Film)

 

CHRIS HAIGH (Song for Hope, Documentary)

 

MEITEL COHEN NAVARRO (Over My Dead Body, Short Film)

 

BILL SORVINO (The Della Morte Sisters, Short Film)

 

MARTIN STRANGE-HANSEN (On My Mind, Short Film)

 

 

BEST ACTOR NOMINATIONS

 

STEPHEN DEXTER (American Morning, Short Film)

 

RASMUS HAMMERICH (On My Mind, Short Film)

 

R. KEITH HARRIS (7 Days Till Midnight, Feature Film)

 

LUKAS HASSEL (Guest of Honor, Short Film)

 

DAVID TRIACCA (Pap’s Manifesto, Short Film)

 

BEST ACTRESS NOMINATIONS

 

LISA BELCHER (Guest of Honor, Short Film)

 

ANA GIRADOT (Fires In the Dark, Feature Film)

 

MOLLY LELAND (Dinner Guest, Short Film)

 

SOPHIA MYLES (All That Glitters, Short Film)

 

JILLIAN REEVES ((Broken, Short Film)

 

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST NOMINATIONS

 

CONSIDER THE SPARROW (Short Film)

 

LAST LAUGH (Short Film)

 

ON MY MIND (Short Film)

 

OVER MY DEAD BODY (Short Film)

 

THE DELLA  MORTE SISTERS (Short Film)

 

THE DINNER GUEST (Short Film) 

 

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

 

DONUT DOLLIES (Documentary Feature)

Music By: Jim Gardner          

 

CHORDS (Short Film)

Music By: Daniel Jones/ Christine Alice / Armchair Martian

 

LAST PATROL ON OKINAWA (Short Film)

Music By:  Jon Monroe

 

SONG FOR HOPE (Documentary Feature)

Music By:  Anthony Di Lorenzo

 

THE DELLA MORTE SISTERS (Short Film)

Music by: Michael Vignola

 

THE FLIPSIDE (Short Film)

Music by: Mark Bryan 

 

WHEN THE RAIN SETS IN (Short Film)

Music By: Jean-Pascal Beintus 

 

WINTER OF ’79 (Short Film)

Music By:  Raphael Dargent (PHAR)