2014 Official Selections

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OPENING NIGHT, Friday, February 14 at 7pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

Directed by Justin Malone, USA, 20m
Locked in a lonely routine, a homeless man is softened by a newfound friendship.

Directed by JS Mayank, USA, 10m
In a world where time flows backwards, an old man eagerly awaits meeting his wife for the first time as she comes to life, while his granddaughter contemplates her mortality…

OPN The-Hustle
The Hustle
Directed by Topher Field, Australia, 7m
Enter the world of the Pool Hustler, where the stakes are high and your wallet keeps the score.

OPN The-Boxer
The Boxer
Directed by Meredith Nolan, USA, 4m
Newsie gets involved in a 19 century bare knuckle boxing match and changes the outcome of the tournament.

OPN The-Egg-Trick
The Egg Trick
Directed by Stephen Kroto, UK, 8m
Do you know the joke about the broken egg?

OPN The-Blue-Dress
The Blue Dress
Directed by Lewis-Martin Soucy, France/Spain, 10m
When a morose supermarket cashier is inspired to go on a quest for a blue dress, we soon realize that more than the wardrobe doesn’t fit.

OPN Sunday-Sundaes
Sunday Sundaes
Directed by Shayna Cohen, USA, 10m
Marshall uses his imagination on his quest to find out who invented dessert while dealing with his parents’ divorce.

OPN Spy-vs-Guy
Spy Vs Guy
Directed by Seth Worley, USA, 17m
A retired Russian spy hunts down sensitive technology after it falls into unsuspecting hands.

OPN Euthanas-Inc.
Eutanas S.A.
Directed by Victor Nores, Spain, 10m
Euthanas Inc. For those who need or want to put a legitimately spectacular end to their lives.

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E FOR EVERYONE, Saturday, February 15 at 10:30am

EVR About-Candy
Over Snoep
Directed by Wisse Stolk, Netherlands, 13m
Pieter finds his Christmas drastically changed by the sudden hospitalization of his mother.

EVR Catch
Directed by Jennifer Sheridan, Matthew Markham, UK, 3m
A fisherman hooks something unexpected and proves there’s more than just fish in the ocean.

EVR Dotty
Directed by Ben Charles Edwards, UK, 10m
A lonely 9 year old boy stumbles across a modest caravan in the American Midwest.

EVR Star-Crossed
Directed by Katie Aldworth, USA, 9m
Paper planes crossing galaxies, animated amoebas, a girl on a distant planet, a boy on Earth, and an unstoppable love.

EVR Super-Date
Directed by Sasha Fox, USA, 4m
Two teens meet for the first time after months of dating via text, but  their first date is nearly thwarted by the allegiance to competing super heroes.

EVR The-Interviewer
The Interviewer
Directed by Genevieve  Clay, Robin Bryan, Australia, 12m
Thomas Howell gets more than he’s bargained for in a job interview at a prestigious law firm.

EVR The-Loudest-Minds
The Loudest Minds
Directed by John Grey, UK, 15m
Left alone after dance class, a shy little girl forms an unexpected bond with her boisterous new imaginary friend.

EVR The-Magic-Ferret
The Magic Ferret
Directed by Alison Parker, Canada, 12m
A young orphan named Sam yearns to find a forever home, so he and his pet ferret Booger conjure up a little magic.

EVR Prom
Directed by Hornet Productions, USA, 5m
A young man tries to ask the most popular girl to prom. But will she notice him?

EVR The-Trap
The Trap
Directed by Rio Fitch, Canada, 5m
A little girl sets a trap for an unsuspecting visitor.

FLA Robert
Directed by Jessica Keller, USA, 4m
A 1950’s period piece based on the true story of a girl who learns the importance of time through loss.

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DOCUMENTARY, Saturday, February 15 at 1pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

Disappear Here
Directed by Dean Mcdermitt, USA, 15m
An inside look at the art of COSPLAY.

DOC Fantasy-Land
Fantasy Land
Directed by Gabrielle Tillenburg, USA, 9m
A self reflective essay film that explores the identity of the filmmaker as she searches for a lost memory, hidden somewhere in the magical world of Disney.

DOC Jungle-Warfare-College
Jungle Warfare College
Directed by Jesse Veverka, USA, 10m
Chhattisgarh, India, a new state formed in 2000, is the center of a Maoist uprising that has continued since the 1960’s. This is a documentary short that shows a cross section of this conflict and Brigadier BK Ponwar who vows to fight it.

DOC Reporting-on-The-Times
Reporting On The Times: The New York Times And The Holocaust
Directed by Emily Harrold, USA, 18m
Inspired by Laurel Leff’s award winning book Buried by The Times, this film explores how The New York Times handled reports of The Holocaust during World War II.

DOC Lao-Tang
Lao Tang
Directed by Haitao Guo, USA, 11m
A portrait of an illegal Chinese immigrant’s life in the U.S.

DOC The-Committee
The Committee
Directed by Lisa Mills, Robert Cassanello, USA, 24m
A film about a little-known investigative committee of the Florida State Legislature from 1956-1964.

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ANIMATION, Saturday, February 15 at 3pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

ANM Blitz
Directed by Nancy Chung, USA, 5m
A girl goes through puberty…  in about 0.38 seconds

ANM Cravat
Directed by Trevor Wolfson, USA, 3m
A man wants something other than his simple black and white life. But he will quickly learn that everything is good in moderation.

ANM Dji.-Death-Fails
Dji. Death Fails
Directed by Dmitri Voloshin, Moldova, 4m
Dji is an unlucky reaper. All he has to do is collect the soul of a dying man, but many obstacles prevent him from completing this simple process.

Directed by Gabriel Garcia, Brazil, 14m
Meet Ed and his extraordinary life.

ANM Fortune-Faded
Fortune Faded
Directed by Alexander Heringer, Germany, 4m
Every moment leads to another one.

ANM Green-Acres
Green Acres
Directed by James Beck, USA, 7m
A parched tortoise wanders through a vast desert desperately in search of water.

ANM Light-Me-Up
Light Me Up
Directed by Ryan Walton, Derek Dolechek, USA, 9m
A story about a family of light bulbs.

ANM My-Art-is-Not-Dead
My Art Is Not Dead
Directed by Savannah  Steiner, USA, 11m
A poor artist accidentally discovers the use of blood to paint his works and now he’s on the search for the perfect color.

ANM Nell-the-Narcoleptic
Nell The Narcoleptic: Asleep On The Job
Directed by Belle Barber, Linden Kirkby, New Zealand, 5m
It is a normal morning in Nell’s apartment when she receives an overdue rent payment notice.

Directed by Carl Knickerbocker, USA, 3m
Status, consumption and class struggle.

ANM Stop-It
Stop It
Directed by Vatt Pictures, USA, 6m
An animation film about driving.

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COMEDY, Saturday, February 15 at 8pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

COM America-101
America 101
Directed by Richard Speight, Jr., USA, 10m
One man’s life becomes the lesson of the day when he takes a frenetic ride through his own twisted version of the American experience.

COM Bananas
Directed by Aaron Rosenbloom, USA, 7m
A meditation on fruit.

COM Grandma's-Not-A-Toaster
Grandma’s Not A Toaster
Directed by Andrew Napier, USA, 10m
Three siblings plot to steal their ailing Grandmothers fortune, without realizing Grandma has a plot of her own.

COM Kids
Directed by Sean  Osorio, USA, 5m
Three young adults attempt to recapture their childhoods by becoming super heroes.

COM Killing-Vivian
Killing Vivian
Directed by Mandy Fabian, USA, 12m
What do you do when your best friend becomes obsessed with killing your dog?

COM L'-Appuntamento
Directed by Gianpiero Alicchio, Italy, 10m
Two friends invite two girls out for dinner. At the end of the evening though, something goes wrong.

COM Loot
Directed by Greg Rom, South Africa, 11m
On a day seemingly like any other, a stranger strolls into a bustling bank and armed with little more than a plan, seeks to get away with the contents of the vault.

COM Shenanigans
Directed by Colin Foster, Peter Kimball, USA, 9m
Opening your son’s bedroom door is always a surprise.

COM Social-Media-Anonymous
Social Media Anonymous
Directed by Jason  Berger, USA, 7m
A support group for social media abusers.

COM The-Wound
The Wound
Directed by Jack Mcwilliams, USA, 13m
When a man’s wound comes to life, he develops an odd affection for it.

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SCI-FI/HORROR, Saturday, February 15 at 10pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

COM Capture
Directed by Jennifer Gerber, USA, 4m
A young man discovers a whole new world through an abandoned camera that he finds on the Brooklyn Bridge.

COM In-Vain
In Vain
Directed by Charles Frisby, USA, 16m
Popular internet blogger Alexis suffers from a mental breakdown as mysterious visions in her mirrors haunt her every waking moment.

COM Killer-Kart
Killer Kart
Directed by James Feeney, USA, 15m
Four wheels, one basket, and tonight, for the closing crew of a small-town grocery store, a blood-splattered aluminum nightmare.

COM Oculus
Directed by Gianni Carella, Belgium, 14m
Mieke makes a discovery, a very dark one. Something that will turn her life upside down.

COM One-More-For-The-Road
One More For The Road
Directed by Navin  Ramaswaran, Canada, 18m
A couple go on a road trip to rekindle their marriage.

COM Only-Fair
Only Fair
Directed by Peter Rautek, Austria, 11m
Travel through the history of mankind.

COM The-Body
The Body
Directed by Paul Davis, UK, 17m
A killer uses the cover of Halloween to dispose of his latest victim.

COM The-Cadaver's-Swan-Song
The Cadaver’s Swan Song
Directed by Robert Mai, USA, 9m
In the aftermath of a gruesome epidemic  two friends will have to deal with a surreal hospital staff and their own dissolving friendship in order to acquire medical help.

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DRAMA, Sunday, February 16 at 1pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

DRA Deadbook
Directed by Richard Scobie, Ireland, 15m
Gordon and Michael, two graduates who come up with an innovative business idea . They pitch their project to a group of investors.

Directed by Moritz Krämer, Germany, 7m
Back in the changing room Helen makes a surprising discovery. Everything around her is edible – the chair, the TV, the walls…

DRA Internet-Story
Internet Story
Directed by Adam Butcher, UK, 10m
A series of shocking events unfolds when a young man creates a public treasure hunt for his own amusement and a video blogger decides to pursue the riddles across country.

DRA Lonaconing
Directed by M. Keegan Uhl, USA, 11m
Almost fully recovered from an accident, a man struggles to communicate that his emotional wounds are still fresh.

DRA Monotony
Directed by Joanne Postlewaite, UK, 3m
In a dystopian future a strange encounter breaks up the monotony of a man’s working day.

DRA Red-Snow
Red Snow
Directed by Luka Popadic, Serbia/Montenegro, 23m
Is it moral to kill to prevent more killings?

DRA The-Artist's-Assistant
The Artist’s Assistant
Directed by Jack Kendrick, USA, 21m
A young art school graduate gets a dream job working for a renowned New York City artist.

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FLORIDA FLAVOR, Sunday, February 16 at 3pm

WARNING: Some films may contain adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

FLA A-Hawk-Once-Told-Me
A Hawk Once Told Me
Directed by Michael Ruiz-Unger, USA, 13m
A young boy becomes obsessed with the idea of flying when his mother passes away. His only salvation comes from a mystical hawk he befriends.

FLA Check-Out
Check Out
Directed by Bobby Marinelli, USA, 11m
Kelly, a bagger who has Downs Syndrome requests some time to talk to Allison, her manager, about a promotion.

FLA Chloe
Directed by John Wikstrom, USA, 10m
Through the eyes of Chloe, a curious retriever, peek into the moments that aren’t supposed to have an audience.

FLA I'd-Rather-Be-Crazy-Than-Boring
I’d Rather Be Crazy Than Boring
Directed by Maritza De Quesada, USA, 9m
A mentally ill young woman struggles to get better without losing her magical world.

FLA Nozomi
Directed by Dale Metz, USA, 13m
A leisurely trail ride takes an unexpected turn.

FLA Reverse
Directed by Kevin J. O’Neill, USA, 9m
Evan Wilder is preparing  for his Colonoscopy and runs into a situation that becomes dangerous.

FLA Tech-Squad
Directed by TL Westgate, USA, 9m
An elite, high-tech task force confronts a dicey situation with time running out.

FLA The-Grind
The Grind
Directed by Job Jaime, USA, 14m
A Cuban baker must do whatever is necessary to protect his father’s legacy from a violent neighborhood kingpin.

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