A Colourful Red
Florida Favorite Award
Accepting a job for a high-profile client, a young photographer travels to Indonesia and unwittingly becomes a victim of a scam affecting hundreds of freelance photographers
A mano (Now we’re even!)
After Carolina's mother receives an unfair payment from working on Don Tertuliano's farm, Carolina and her friends come up with a plan to settle accounts.
Age of Bryce
Smothered by an adoring, over-protective mom, 12-year-old Bryce Yancy Paul (Bip) is pushed to the brink of pubescent revolution. It’s time to ripen, bloom, and break the shackles of parental paranoia.
Ailin on the Moon
The routine that allowed an overwhelmed mother and her four-year-old son to drift apart must be broken for them to find each other again.
And The Brave Shall Rise
Audience Favorite Award
In the wake of the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida, concerned citizens travel by bus to the state capital to debate legislators about an urgent issue: gun reform.
As If The King
His palace of illusions, his turf of duality. A King enslaved by his present, a commoner enthroned by his reality.
Behind the Clouds There Lives A Sun
Waiting near the bus stop to take her son to a family gathering out of the town, a victim of domestic violence silently questions her way of life.
Second Runner Up - Audience Favorite Award
A brother and sister decide to sell their family farm, but things go awry when a bag of money shows up on the front doorstep.
Cuban Heel Shoes
Surrounded by a macho and homophobic environment, Paco and Jose must lead a double life – hiding the beginning of a love relationship and their passion for flamenco dance.
Every fish has 33 seconds to choose if it wants to die or be put back into the water. Almost every fish chooses to be put back into the water. But one day, a fish dies without a struggle.
Second Runner Up - Florida Favorite Award
A young woman navigates the complexities of her abusive relationship, juggling her growing fears with her lingering feelings of desire.
When young Lizzie learns that her older brother is moving out, she realizes she will be left alone with her monster of a mother. Armed with the lessons of her favorite TV show, Lizzie battles to save her mother from the dark forces that have transformed her.
Eat the Rainbow
A musical fable about an odd yet kind man named Bayani who moves into a conservative suburban neighborhood and disrupts the otherwise comfortable homogeny.
While on tour in New York, a Soviet ballerina learns of her brother's plan to defect.
After his childhood friend is violently killed in an altercation with a Castro sympathizer, 21-year-old Reinaldo realizes he must find a way out and regain his freedom at any cost.
EMBRACES & the touch of skin
An animated poem about the vital need for embraces and contact with other beings.
A reporter interviews a major league baseball manager in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.
A Victorian story about life, death and everything in between.
A musical love poem.
A woman living in New York City receives a telephone call from Eastern Europe. Her grandmother has died and the woman quickly returns to her homeland.
How to Say I Love You at Night
Second Runner Up - Tally Shorts Favorite Award
Dealing with notions of male-on-male intimacy, violence and socioeconomic differences, Benny and Paul navigate the expectations of a first date.
I Will Not Say His Name
First Runner Up - Audience Favorite Award
After committing a mass shooting, a young man anxiously waits to hear his name announced on the news, only to hear that he will be the first mass shooter to remain unnamed.
Helen, a lonely, isolated woman disconnected from human interactions, has the opportunity to connect with people in her past using a new augmented reality device. But soon, Helen questions the true emotional awareness of her virtual companion.
In Lieu of Honor
First Runner Up - Florida Favorite Award
Sometimes the battle is within ourselves.
In the name of the strawberry, the chocolate and the holy spirit
Living in an overly Christian Mediterranean village is Priest Petar, who is completely devoted to his profession. After Sunday Mass on a beautiful first day of spring the priest is willing to do anything to enjoy an ice cream... even if it costs him his faith.
When his love story with Sophia ends, Alessandro finds himself alone, face to face with reality.
Kama’āina (Child of the Land)
Tally Shorts Favorite Award
Ater suffering abuse from her stepfather, Mahina must navigate life on the streets, until she eventually finds refuge at the Pu’uhonua o Wai’anae––Hawaiʻi’s largest organized homeless encampment.
King of the House
A delusional man lives alone in a small dark house, believing that he is the king of the world and his supremacy is secure. However, his sovereignty is shaken by the arrival of a stranger.
Little Shoes, Big Frame
A ballroom dance autobiography of gender roles, size, and costuming told through music and dance.
A homeless woman finds a set of keys and tries to find the house they belong to.
Lolo is an openly gay 11-year-old boy trying to finally convince Max, his first love, to go public with their relationship at the school party.
LUGAR ALGUM – NO PLACE
When Nego discovers that the cacau farm he lives and works on is going to be sold, he must face not only the loss of his home and job, but also the daily contact he has with the land he cherishes so much.
Make Me Fly
A flight hostess meets a young and gentle man onboard her plane. She falls in love but encounters turbulence.
A young boy follows a black balloon around his neighborhood on the day his father passes away.
First Runner Up - Tally Shorts Favorite Award
An estranged daughter finds new answers about her relationship with her terminally ill mother. For the first time, the two finally meet halfway.
Mommy’s Little Monster
A mother and son on the run escape to an isolated mountain cabin where their fears catch up with them.
A story about the prejudices and violence of the rising ultra-right movement in Europe.
My Daughter Yoshiko
With her daughter Yoshiko diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and her husband overseas serving in the military, Saki Omura is finding it harder and harder to cope. Saki faces the now-daunting task of giving her daughter the best life possible.
NEVER GIVE UP
In 2014 Mekon had to flee Nigeria after his parents were murdered.
Using the perspectives of two female officers in the Tallahassee Police Department, “On Duty” tells the stories of women in the police force.
Every year highly skilled doctors and medical volunteers from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions deliver groundbreaking healthcare to patients in third world countries
The same light, the same heat. A summer just like those I remember... Yet, another territory has now appeared on the landscape of my childhood.
In Nazi occupied Paris a shadow wanders around searching for the remains of a memory in which reality and fiction collide.
After the suicide of his father, Matéo, a Métis teenager, loses his bearings and will do anything to deny his native origins.
A forest, a bicycle, a man. Where did they come from? Where do they go? And in what order? A film in the true surrealist tradition
Ready To Work
At a local high school, three seniors attend a job fair through a career-readiness program.
When Megan receives a surprise social invitation from a higher-up at her company, she's worried her nerves — and her apathetic husband — will sink her.
Clara, a successful young businesswoman, does a pregnancy test after a passionate weekend with a working colleague. The positive result confuses her a lot.
Dating is hard. Especially these days. Especially when you're married. Nothing is what appears to be in this short romantic comedy about two people who find each other on an a very special dating app.
In the beginning, words lead to hate, hate to war and war to destruction. Words were outlawed and soon forgotten, giving birth to the language of sound. Distant tribes have gathered in the hopes that an outcast can heal the world through the power of unity.
A modern Western about unsettled men.
Swear By Apollo
A Latina doctor sufferes a devastating personal loss during a high school shooting. Thrust into an unfathomable situation, she must choose between succumbing to overwhelming rage or staying faithful to the Hippocratic oath.
According to the Unofficial Etiquette Book for Blacks, everything but homosexuality and interracial dating is open for consideration. Kevin unwittingly learns this difficult lesson when he introduces his significant other to childhood best friends.
In a lawless world of finite resources, a wearied survivor makes her way to a stranger's camp, intending to negotiate a safe place at any cost.
The 11th Order
The true story of two U.S. Marines who, in a span of six seconds, must stand their ground to stop a suicide truck bomb and protect the lives of the Marines and Iraqi police behind them.
The lives of two career criminals comes to a halt when an arms deal goes horribly wrong.
The Death of Mr. Tamimi’s Foot
Abdul Nasser tells us his story by acting out significant moments in his life where he was determined to get over his past and move on with his life.
A young morgue attendant encounters an unwelcome visitor.
Martin goes for an STI screening as a "romantic gesture" for his fiancé, but a little probing reveals there is nothing routine about this check up.
The Georgia Honeys – Short Film/Music Video
Husband and wife musicians have gradually found a large hole in their relationship stemming from the loss of music in their lives. What was once their biggest connection must be rediscovered again.
The Happy Pill
The story of one woman's struggle with depression and the terrible lens it puts on life.
The Silence of God
An avant-garde film about birth, life, and death.
The Window Muse
A painter who lacks inspiration, Moussa cannot understand his neighbor from across the street. In the day she appears to him veiled, and in the night she reveals herself completely. But she may well be his new muse.
Tommy: The Portrait of a Sculptor
Sculptor John Mills marks the anniversary of the end of WWI and the impact of war by bringing to life "Tommy", a portrait of a British soldier who survived and returns home.
A young boy builds a time machine in his parent's basement with the hope of rescuing his sister.
An insistent whistleblower meets a stubborn system.
Under The Blade
Shooting a rape scene, a female director exposes the social and religious red lines no actress is willing to cross because they fear getting in trouble with the law.
Marjan is brutally attacked just before her young son's birthday celebration. At the party, she tries to hide what has happened, but the trauma is still fresh.
Wolf Sheep Cabbage
Mark is a young boy who spends his free time on the bus, circling the city and trying to solve the seemingly impossible riddle that his favorite bus driver has given him.
ZITATE FÜRS LEBEN – QUOTES FOR LIFE
Moritz tells us why his last relationship ended and how it did.
Naive Ronnie gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer - he receives a fully customized invitation from his OS in return.
…so it goes
Surreal times call for surreal imagery and storyline: A dictator with an orange for a face comes to life...