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Directed by Alphonso McAuley 11 minSci Fi & Fantasy, Thriller

In 2120, two young scientists travel to a foreign planet to acquire a rare plant needed to save their world from a global pandemic.

Directed by Robert Munic 9 minDrama

When an encounter with an aggressive police officer leads to a fatal incident, a teen is forced to relive the tragedy until he can find a way to break the vicious cycle.

Dance, Dance, Dance!
Directed by Alina Foley 5 minDrama

Set in the late 40s, in the middle of southwest nowhere, Susan and Rob's date night gets interrupted by a very persistent radio dance marathon.

Crooked Fairies
Directed by Austin Marques 5 minComedy

Our detective has been trying to get to the bottom of a recent drug outbreak in his town. What will he have to endure to finally bust the suppliers bringing in all this fairy dust!?

Directed by David Mahmoudieh 15 minDrama

Double standards play a major role in justice when sexual misconduct occurs at a high school.

Directed by Lara Kurdoglu 5 minDrama

Tea shines a light on how the tragic Chernobyl explosion affected not only the natural landscape of Artvin, a rural city in Turkey’s Black sea region, but also its local inhabitants, causing cancer to many.

System Failure
Directed by Robert Munic 10 minDrama, Thriller

While contemplating his future, a teenage boy is forced to address a painful secret.

Directed by David Mahmoudieh 14 minDrama

A school shooting is explored from the point of view of five different people.

Youth Showcase Filmmaker Q&A
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm

Live Q&A with the filmmakers of the Youth Showcase program moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.

All event times are Pacific Time.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all festival passholders and ticketholders an hour before the event!

Also screening

Shorts Program: Mortal Bodies Poster

This line-up of films that each interact with the idea of living in a physical, mortal body in a unique way. From a pair of cousins dealing with the consequences of a death in the family, to a boy with Cochlear implants navigating the pursuit of his love of dancing with his deaf mother’s lack of understanding to the story of a reaper and a dying teenage girl, to a champion bull rider in the aftermath of a career-ending injury.

InFocus: Indigenous Cinema Shorts Poster

A collection of short films from Indigenous filmmakers and about Indigenous communities that explore questions of identity, sexuality, cultural preservation and revival and more, playing with narrative throughout a mixture of genres and forms.

Blinders Poster

In the wake of a messy break-up, Andy Escobedo decides to start fresh, relocating from Austin to Los Angeles. Eager to make new connections, he befriends Roger, an unusual rideshare driver. But when Roger’s behavior gets too strange for comfort, Andy blows him off, choosing to focus on a budding relationship with Sam. This unhinges Roger, who begins to torment Andy, ensuring that his stay in L.A. is short-lived.



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