Shorts Program 1

Shorts Program 1

Program Details:

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband
Screening Section: Short Film Program
Screening Format: Short Film Program
Runtime: 98:14 mins

Program Includes:

A group of young Black and Latino guys come home to their worst nightmare: an unconscious White girl on the floor of their apartment. They have no idea who she is or where she came from. Now they must decide what's more dangerous: calling the cops or finding an alternative solution.

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Best friends, Lucy and Julie, agree to house sit Lucy’s grandma’s mobile home while she’s vacationing on a psychic-themed cruise. Their peaceful summer is interrupted by a mysterious albeit persistent neighbor. Lucy and Julie agree to avoid this stranger by never leaving the house, until Lucy runs out of her antidepressant, and the girls are finally forced to face him.

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After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. When they meet fellow conference attendees and pleasure seekers Beth and Dominique, it seems like a perfect match. Unfortunately sealing the deal is easier said than done.

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Found footage of Allen Anders famed 1987 performance at New York City's Comedy Castle offers a revealing window into the troubled comedian's psyche.

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A happy couple's relationship unravels during a game of "Mafia."

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After a few years absence, Evan unexpectedly returns one night to face his now-famous former bandmates. The surprise reunion is bittersweet, in this intimate depiction of the knotty complexities of relating to old friends after everything has changed.

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Jess is super excited to attend her step-sister’s wedding and truly become part of the family, but after only recently finding out about her existence, her stepfamily are less than delighted about her presence on the big day.

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The One Where No One's Ready

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