AUG 13-15, 2020
We Are Not Ourselves
(4m, U S A) dir. by Dominic Mercurio - film website
In this sinister narrative music video for the Oakland-based band Foxtails Brigade, Laura appears to be not-quite herself. She manically wraps a large gift and heads to a dinner party with her sweet-as-pie friend Shannon. As the night progresses, Laura's disturbing plans slowly unfold.
The End of Everything As You Knew It. A Guide.
(15m, United Kingdom) dir. by Christian Neuman - film website
Jade's guide is a poetic tale in eight chapters that questions predefined roles imposed by society. Young, beautiful and promising Jade flees from her posh London heritage background to explore her darkest fantasies and instincts in search for the newly proclaimed ultra-violence.
(11m, USA) dir. by Dillon Thomas
After a coked-up night of bar-hopping in New York City, two gay men find themselves on very different wavelengths.
Fight To The Death
(7m, USA) dir. by Zachary Scott
The four horseman of the apocalypse have left the earth in shambles. Two brothers have survived living in a broken down house in the woods. They decided they only thing left to to is fight to the death!
If We Are Apart
(7m, USA) dir. By Sean Ryan Jennings
Nick and his 4 year old brother, Sammy, hear the fights and see the unhappy times between their parents, but they don’t really know what it means or what is to come. This night in particular is the night that their parents will tell the boys they are getting a divorce. Without truly understanding what this means, and in a world of hurt, Nick takes it upon himself to do something that seems to be the only logical thing for himself and his family.
(15m, Canada) dir. By Kalen Artinian - film website
James, a disturbed high schooler retreats from a culture of prescription drugs, religion, and a near-constant stream of harassment into a comic-book fantasy world he’s created featuring a hero called The Indestructible. Increasing pressure from his mother, fellow students and his teachers eventually push him to the breaking point, and the lines between fantasy and reality, which were already beginning to blur, shatter entirely after a violent encounter with a school bully.
(11 min. USA) dir. By Carolyn Pender, Cameron Dingwall - film website
In the aftermath of a mysterious murder - and in a single, breathtaking shot - a winding trail of clues unravels a tale of tragedy, betrayal, and violence.
(4m, USA) dir. Cy Micah Hudson
When four friends are invited to a couple's house for a night of board games, they wind up in the crossfire of their over-competitive hosts.
(5m, USA) dir. by Tara Jones - film website
A young girl discovers how the infiltration of technology in her home manifests into an invasion of unspeakable measures.
By the Horns
(4m, U S A) dir. by Brenna Powers - film website
A lonely cow falls in love with a mechanical bull through the windows of a seedy bar, and must brave a hoard of drunk rednecks to rescue the object of her affection.