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Fig
Directed by Ryan Coogler ( Fruitvale Station, Black Panther ), FIG is a this sympathetic look at the life of a working class mother, a prostitute named Candice wants nothing more than to provide a good life for her daughter…
Pop Rox
Jesse decides to profess her love to her best friend Roxanne with a grand gesture. What could possibly go wrong? Official Selection at the Berlin International Film Festival , Frameline Festival and Outfest .
Electronic Labyrinth - THX 1138 4EB
Directed by Oscar nominee and film legend George Lucas ( American Graffiti, Star Wars ) ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH shows us a world that is run by electronics and people are categorized by number and assigned mates for life. One man, numbered…
Drone
Two military Air Force soldiers are sitting in a missile firing bunker tracking a wanted terrorist. one is a veteran and the other a rookie. The rookie becomes more and more obsessed with the subject they are tracking and wants…
Josephine and the Roach
A surreal, offbeat short film about a cockroach who falls in love with the woman whose apartment he infests. Roach shares Josephine's appreciation for early 20th century French classical music, and as she practices her accordion, he accompanies her on…
Bean Cake
The year is 1933 and a young boy in Tokyo named Uchido has recently moved from the country and attends his first day of school. The class is run in a traditional and strict manner that is designed to teach…
The Lift
In this short student film by Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump), a man goes through his daily routine until he meets unexpected stress when an elevator won't obey his commands.
Once Upon a Line
A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. His world turns upside down after he meets a red-haired woman who manages to break his established routine. What follows is a short portrait of a difficult…
South Arcadia St.
A day at school turns volatile when a traumatized student and a new inner-city teacher inadvertently go head to head. Nominated for Best Short at the San Francisco Black Film Festival and the HollyShorts Film Festival .
HomeGirls - Recovering Addicts Seek Redemption
Homeboy Industries, the world's largest gang intervention and re-entry organization, offers an unparalleled 18-month job-training program for recovering drug addicts and ex-gang members. The short documentary HOMEGIRLS intimately follows the lives of two of the programs' female participants, Maria and…
Jihad in Hollywood - An Arab Hollywood Story
Once a successful Syrian actor, Jihad Abdo has now arrived in Hollywood as a refugee and struggles to reinvent his life and renew his career. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at the Kuwait Int'l Film…