2017 Official Selections

All screenings are held at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center at 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in Sanford, Florida

Opening Night
Friday, February 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

METUBE 2 – August Sings Carmina Burana

Directed by Daniel Moshel, Germany, 5m
Elfie and August venture onto the street to present the biggest, boldest, and sexiest operatic flash mob the internet has ever witnessed!

Directed by Chris King, United States, 12m
When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that their life ahead is going to be an overwhelming – yet amazing – journey.

Directed by Gabriel Souza, United States, 8m
Skimboarding has been around since the 1960’s, but the sport is growing drastically and developing intricacy that has yet to be highly recognized.

Directed by Chris Raiber, Austria, 16m
Nelly wants to go home. Separating her from her goal are three questions, two keys, a diving tower and a racing heart.

Sing For Your Supper

Directed by Mu Sun, United States, 15m
In a totalitarian world where one only eats as well as they can sing, a man must overcome his bout of laryngitis if he ever wants to eat again.

Domestic Policy
Directed by Alicia MacDonald, United Kingdom, 7m
Is today’s obsession with female appearance borne out of one official government meeting that took place just after WWI?

Directed by Keiichi Matsuda, United Kingdom, 6m
A provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future.

Illegal Move
Directed by Sana Srinivasan , Kyle Lopez, United States, 3m
In this world where rules are the law, what would happen if someone broke them?

“E” for Everyone
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

The Devil Goes Down
Directed by Nicholas Julius, United States, 10m
The Devil challenges a young man to a game of basketball. The stakes? What is in the Devil’s bag against the young man’s soul.

Isa and the Frog Prince

Directed by Yingxiang Huang, United States, 14m
After Isa tells her class that she believes her frog is magical and will turn into a prince, a bully and his gang challenge her to prove it.

Yes, We’re Open
Directed by Yousef Kazemi, United States, 14m
A story about an unlikely friendship between a convenience store owner and a shy, young girl.

The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star
Directed by Mark Simon, United States, 11m
From missing persons, to international smuggling rings, to haunted houses…Willow and her brilliant canine companion, Stinky, are on the case!

Directed by Robin Polak, Germany, 7m
A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words.

Little Princess Girl
Directed by Robert Lyons and Kevin Worth, United States, 4m
A father reflects on the life of his daughter, on her wedding day.

Age of Reason

Directed by Lisa Rose Snow, Canada, 10m
It’s Annie’s 8th birthday and her dad has thrown her a princess themed party. But when Dad’s assistant, and Annie’s first crush, shows up with his girlfriend, Annie’s dreams of happily ever after are shattered.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Cotton Country

Directed by Emily Harrold, United States, 14m
Cotton farming told through the experience of Lee Blackman of Elloree, South Carolina, and exploring the beauty and legacy behind a historically burdened plant.

Bunee: The Boy from Constanța
Directed by Bunee Tomlinson, United States, 14m
After spending the first six years of his life in the dreadful Romanian orphanage system of the 1980’s and 1990’s, a young boy searches for something to drive him in his new world and discovers that filmmaking could be the engine for his personal growth.

Love Unleashed

Directed by Kacey Klonsky, United States, 14m
Through a series of honest and poignant interviews we get a glimpse into the unique and powerful relationships that people share with their treasured companions as they reflect on what it means to love unconditionally.

Havasupai Cliff Jumping
Directed by Jeff Edwards, United States, 12m
An adventure travel film about cliff jumping in Supai, Arizona.

Land of our Father
Directed by Patrick Gillespie, United Kingdom, 10m
A look into the lives of a modern day Welsh dairy farming family and the struggles they face.

Ryan’s Story
Directed by Jasmine A. Gray, United States, 11m
A 14-year-old boy with one of the rarest vascular defects in the world struggles with self esteem in middle school after surviving an aneurysm, hemorrhaging and over 40 facial procedures.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Jack Corpening, United States, 2m
A tired, grumpy space garbage man happens upon a magnetic alien that changes his life forever.

Trial & Error
Directed by Antje Heyn, Germany, 5m
A film about a lost shirt button, perfectionist aunts, busy cats, startled parrots – and a long-lost friend.

Hummingbird’s Wings
Directed by Dustin Grella, United States, 2m
Experimental short bridging the gap between live action and animation, documentary and poetry.

Rabbit Blood
Directed by Yagmur Altan, United States, 4m
Just an ordinary day at an old mysterious Turkish country house where its residents have an extraordinary way of brewing tea.

The Wishgranter

Directed by Kal Athannassov, John McDonald, Echo Wu, United States, 5m
Set in a world where wishes are granted by mythical creatures that live under fountains, an apathetic Wishgranter is forced to go above ground to grant a wish of love.

Donkey Kong Classic
Directed by Banks, United States, 3m
The world of Donkey Kong classic comes to life!

The Sail
Directed by Anna Taberko, United States, 2m
A dream of falling.


Directed by Nico Gao, United States, 5m
Explores the idea that life is a series of meaningless routines.

The Key
Directed by Mark Simon, United States, 2m
An old man and his grandson battle over the family car for a hot night on the town.

The Secret Handshake
Directed by Susie Webb, Jackson Read, United States, 3m
A young apprentice must complete the final step of his initiation into an elite secret society.

The Moth Effect
Directed by Jacqueline Baldoquin, Haley Vallandingham, United States, 5m
A tidy young woman named Anh who believes everything has a place. One day, she meets her new roommate, a party-loving moth.

From the Dizziness of Freedom: The Philosophy Vessel
Directed by Melissa Ferrari, United States, 7m
A visualization of the strategies that people incorporate to find meaning in their lives inspired by the mythology and functions of mazes and labyrinths throughout history.

Directed by Arjan Brentjes, Netherlands, 1m
A man tries to relax on a bench in the park, but he’s constantly bothered by the latest innovations.

Directed by Georgia Kriss, Australia, 4m
Delve deep into the world of “Hound”, where you’ll witness the evolution of our canine companions from ravenous wolves and trusty guard dogs, to crippled corgis, mutated maltese shih tzu’s and giant, gasping for breath pugs.

Farmer Glorp
Directed by Bryan Colvin, Timothy Keebler, United States, 7m
A green, four-eyed alien tends his field of solar power sunflowers on the sun.

Oh, Possum!

Directed by Justin Hilden, United States, 4m
What really happens when possums play dead?

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

The Trial of Barnaby Finch
Directed by Sorrel Brae, Sam Stephens, United States, 2m
To swat or not to swat? That is the question posed to eager interviewee, Barnaby Finch.

Help! I’m Trapped in a Movie
Directed by Riley Madincea, United Kingdom, 9m
A man wakes up to find himself the star of a Hollywood blockbuster, but his dream soon becomes a nightmare when he discovers he can’t control the plot.

Fanny Pack

Directed by Uttera Singh, United States, 10m
A young Indian-American woman wants to follow her dreams, but her father hopes that she will follow his.

Coup de Grâce
Directed by Pascal Glatz, Switzerland, 8m
A man’s request for a coup de grâce escalates into an absurd clash.

The Bench Project: A Special Something
Directed by Dave Charpentier, United States, 6m
A couple with a stormy past reunite for an unwelcome surprise.

The Bouquet
Directed by Julien Segard, Romain Carciofo, France, 10m
On a deserted road, driving an antique car, Stephane hurries to a wedding where he is the best man. Terribly late, he realizes that he forgot the bride’s bouquet.

Her First Black Guy
Directed by Sam Auster, United States, 8m
Paul wants to meet a woman of substance and worldly experience. His blind date, Claire, is amazed by all the different people you see on a Los Angeles bus. That’s not quite what he had in mind.

Super Short Comics “Into the Pocket”

Directed by Keisuke Matsumoto, Japan, 5m
Did you notice jeans have a second little pocket above the main pocket? What is that for?

Good Cop, Good Cop
Directed by Keagan Karnes, United States, 5m
Officer Lane, a dedicated but not so bright police officer just can’t seem to understand the concept of good cop bad cop.

Wanna Get Out Of Here?
Directed by Kyle McQueen, Joshua Butt, United States, 5m
A silent, black-and-white comedy about a man who learns the downside of cat-calling.

Directed by Benoit Mannequin, United States, 2m
A man is trying to get home after a long day at work.

The D in David
Directed by Michelle Yi, Yaron Farkash, United States, 2m
A self-conscious statue who’s nude body is made fun of by the other museum artworks leaves his podium to find clothing.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 p.m.


Directed by Kevan Tucker, United States, 12m
A model on a photo shoot is asked to cut off parts of her body by a demanding photographer.

Directed by Tony Morales, Spain, 9m
Tonight Hada comes to visit Daniel because her last child tooth as fallen out.

Directed by David Holechek, Jake Hart, United States, 11m
A man risks his body and mind to right a terrible wrong.

The Cleansing Hour
Directed by Damien LeVeck, United States, 18m
Lance and Drew have found success running the only webcast that streams LIVE exorcisms.

True Copy
Directed by Olga Belova, Russia, 11m
Igor’s uncontrolled transformations into other people force him to turn to the only person able to stop this…

The Flesh of My Lovers
Directed by Joshua Giuliano, United States, 16m
A sociopath prone to ultra-violent fantasies attempts to transform his reclusive lifestyle when the woman of his dreams moves-in next door.

Directed by Brian Lonano, United States, 3m
A husband gets more than he bargains for when he discovers a mysterious totem on the ground, much to his wife’s chagrin.


Directed by Tim Egan, Australia, 10m
Clinging to a smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss, a girl tries to cover the few feet back to safety without losing purchase and falling to her death.

Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.


Directed by Ramez Silyan, United States, 10m
A man wakes up trapped in a white room with a machine that gives him everything it thinks he needs to survive, but is that enough?

Directed by Nick Dixon, United States, 12m
A shepherd in the war-torn Gaza Strip searches for his sheep after they were scattered by wolves.

Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
Directed by Christoph Rainer, Austria, 22m
Lisa takes desperate measures to win her former lover back.

My Life is Cinema

Directed by Bogdan Toma, Fernando Cayo, Spain, 20m
A funny and bitter trip over a job and a passion: Filmmaking.

Directed by Jennifer Silver, United States, 6m
The lines between life and a stage play begin to blur.

The Bus Stop
Directed by Justin Malone, United States, 18m
Two young boys come to blows due to religious stereotypes they learned from their parents.

Florida Flavor
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Directed by David Pace, United States, 5m
A mysterious vagabond must make a choice about the struggles he witnesses once he finds out he cannot return home.

Broken Sacrament

Directed by Charles Frisby, United States, 4m
A pimp confesses his sins to a priest, and a nun has her say.

Directed by Todd Thompson, United States, 19m
A true story based on a trite but important event in the life of Amerigo Costanzo Storace.

Zero Hour
Directed by Karl Huber, United States, 16m
A young, artistic, alien fanatic believes that an extra terrestrial she met 20 years ago is coming back to take her to another planet.

Shadows in the Dark
Directed by TL Westgate, United States, 6m
What happens when a small town theater troupe decides to make their own film?


Directed by Kevin James ONeill, United States, 18m
Roy collects road kill, and like the vultures that prey on the weak…the townspeople prey on him.

Directed by Justin Burt, United States, 7m
In 1962, Jose Pujals Mederos was sentenced to death by Fidel Castro’s communist regime for his political opposition to the newly established totalitarian government. Fifty-three years later, Jose shares his powerful story .

Directed by Harrison Carr, Liam Malone, United States, 5m
Two salesmen attempt to pawn their virtual reality headset off on a strange woman, but something seems a little off…