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A Film by Vera Vaughn || Featured Short Film

A Film by Vera Vaughn

Filmmaker Vera Vaughn’s world takes a frightening turn toward the surreal as life threatens to imitate art — or is it the other way around? Created as a proof of concept, ‘A Film by Vera Vaughn’ is a twisted suspense thriller that takes place in a confined environment with limited[…]

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Check Please || Featured Short Film

Check Please

In a fancy restaurant, Ben plans to propose to his long time girlfriend, Laura, only to find out that his ring was mistakenly sent to the wrong table. We’ve all heard about or seen films about proposals going wrong, in Daniel Sorochkin’s dinner proposal story we focus on the often[…]

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Kong's || Featured Short Film

Kong’s

A low level criminal makes a bad decision leading to serious consequences. Kong’s is a short film built on brute emotion by filmmaker Ian Schiller, who used his home town of Santa Cruz, California, as a backbone to his storyline. Santa Cruz is a town where the tech billions of[…]

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Downward Dog || Featured Short Film

Downward Dog

Martin, a stay at home dog, questions whether his life matters or not. Martin struggles with all the complexities of life that we humans do but through the eyes of a dog. Everyone has thought about it at least once, what’s going through your dog’s mind on a day-to-day basis,[…]

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Honor Student || Featured Short Film

Honor Student

A middle aged woman with nothing left to give meanders through her day just like any other, or so she thought. Honor Student is the type of film that needs little description, but introduces lots of talk – despite its lack of talk in the script. The story follows a[…]

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The Night Owl || Featured Short Film

The Night Owl

A story of miscommunication, conflict, and fear between two neighbors living in New York City. Neighbors can often be pains in the ass, especially in a crammed city like New York City. The Night Owl is a story about miscommunication and conflict between two neighbors living in New York City.[…]

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The Wolf and the Wayfarer || Featured Short Film

The Wolf and the Wayfarer

A wandering pilgrim encounters a stranger while searching for a fabled monastery. Maazin Kamal wanted to make a film that challenged viewers to interpret a story symbolically, in much the same way religious parables uses symbolism and purposeful ambiguity to map cosmic conundrums onto their human characters. The initial idea[…]

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The Discovery of Alan Hindley || Featured Short Film

The Discovery of Alan Hindley

A ham radio enthusiast discovers a mysterious object that might be a window into another world. One day, a mysterious object falls from the sky, crashing into Alan’s backyard. The object begins to manipulate Alan’s perception giving him a glimpse into a disturbing alternate version of his own reality. While[…]

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Hum || Featured Short Film

Hum

A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration. Box robots have become a[…]

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Black Swell || Featured Short Film

Black Swell

A man tries to kill himself in a motel room. As stories about suicide are a common theme among short films, director Jake Honig takes us on a rather unfamiliar path, with a brilliantly executed compact story. Blessed with the presence of a known and accomplished actor like Richard Kind[…]

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