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Hey, I'm Dawn!

Los Angeles, California

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End of Summer

Los Angeles • Family, LGBTQ

En route to their daughter’s College Move-In Day, a family’s car ride takes an unexpected turn when the father is struck by a heart attack.


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A Dog's Story

Los Angeles • Comedy

It's hard to be a dog these days.


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Gaining & Losing

New York • Drama

On the road to eating disorder recovery, Nina’s past threatens her success. Will the pressure be too much?


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Deserters

New York • Drama

At an engagement celebration, an ex-nihilo woman confronts the boundaries of loyalty when her affluent in-laws' secrets come to light.


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Miles Underwater

San Antonio • Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.


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Shedding - a feature film

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A cat who longs to explore the outside world transforms into a human and helps heal a broken family.


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Deforming Stillness

Austin • Drama, Transmedia

Web series focused around people subjected to sexual harassment/assault and what forms in the silences.


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The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York • Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.


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Displaced

New York • Horror

A young black man in Brooklyn must prove his new white neighbors are emissaries from the Satanic cult they both survived as children.


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Maiden

New York • Horror, Thriller

While passing through a small town, a modern-day witch must fight her way through a cult of men to find a young woman who’s disappeared.


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Passive Aggressive Dads

Blue Hill • Comedy

Two dads try to spend a nice day at the park with their daughters and end up avenging their life's failures upon a group of obnoxious teens.


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Shield

New York • Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.


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Smoked

Los Angeles • Comedy

A Postmates courrier's world is turned upside when she has to deliver bagels and lox to her old high school.


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YAZIDI GENOCIDE FILM

Los Angeles • Drama, War

When ISIS turns a mountain into a massacre, who can you save?


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Dom na Marse

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

A bipolar woman must choose: follow her wife to an unfamiliar planet led by a cold-blooded regime, or endure alone on a deteriorating Earth.


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Multiverse

New York • Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Joanne gets a new perspective on a big life decision when she falls for Trudy, a vampire for whom all possible universes are reality.


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A Crazy Thought

Cottonwood • Documentary

A groundbreaking docuseries that reimagines youth mental health for the sake of our children and our world.


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Conversations in Apartment 3A

New York • Comedy

A comedic web series about two women in their late-20s facing the realities of living in New York City.


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SPIN - a short film

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

When a once-optimistic college color guard captain must work as a sign spinner to make ends meet, she's forced to reconsider her life plan.


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Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago • Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.


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"Bodies: Place Called Us" A Music Video about Gun Reform

Los Angeles • Drama, Experimental

A girl walks through a high school magically resurrecting those hurt by gunfire in a dance.


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Comedic Timing

Los Angeles • Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.


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Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York • Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.


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Pozole

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.


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Sirens

Los Angeles • Drama, Fantasy

A mermaid is asked to use her powers of hypnosis to help a woman forget her son who was killed by a police officer.


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Choke

Los Angeles • Drama, Action

A rising MMA star hides her refugee status from her small American town, and the world.


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2 WEEKS

New York • Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.


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LIFE AT ALL COSTS - A Documentary Series Going Beyond Pro Choice Vs. Pro Life

Los Angeles • Documentary, News

Follow Asha Dahya, a former conservative Christian on her attempt to find common ground between pro choice and pro life.


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Muscle Memory: a short film

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Romantic Comedy

A college freshman falls in love with close-up magic as an escape from her unrequited crush on her roommate and her undiagnosed OCD.


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Pretty Dudes - Season Two

Los Angeles • Comedy, LGBTQ

The "pretty boy curse" may be over, but is their luck changing for the better? The Dudes make new friends and face new challenges.


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Made Public

Los Angeles • Comedy, Shorts Program

A fast-paced, poignant comedy about a groom whose reservations about marriage go viral on the eve of his wedding. *2017 Emergence Winner*


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2BR02B

Philadelphia • Sci-Fi

Everything was perfectly swell...


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Silhouettes

Denton • Horror

A curious young girl discovers that the reserved boy down the street is not what he seems.


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Bad Ally

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

Mix, a white trans person, and Harriet, a black cis woman, navigate NYC as artists, allies, activists, and fierce, femmillenial friends.


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Dirt Pilot

Los Angeles • Crime, Drama

When a Native girl is found, another goes missing. While police are caught up in jurisdicition, it falls to her older sister to find her.


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Wise Gals

Boston • Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.


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Brujos

Chicago • Drama, LGBTQ

Brujos is a queer-of-color web series that follows four gay Latino grad students... who are also witches!


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Window Shopping - A Gay Lust Story

Jersey City • Romantic Comedy, LGBTQ

Window Shopping is about how we all crave to be seen, to be in intimate relationships, and how easily we can imagine them, even with strange


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The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul • Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.


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The Mother Lode

Hoboken • Comedy

A positive parenting mother faces the underbelly of motherhood with the help of her dead father, an old friend, and a TV producer.


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Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles • Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.


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Second Assault

Los Angeles • Documentary

Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.


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The Pet Peeve Police

Los Angeles • Adventure, Comedy

Ridding the world of inconsiderate douches one pet peeve at a time.


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Aloha

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

Aloha follows one new mom's quest to find the perfect birth announcement after the delivery of her baby doesn't go quite as planned.


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Little Cousin

Los Angeles • Comedy, Family

Isaac, a young boy obsessed with superheroes and adventure, learns the important consequences and responsibility of being a role model.


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A Whole New World

Los Angeles • Music, Experimental

A music video for an inventive new arrangement of A Whole New World questions our use of technology.


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The Inner Edge

Old Bridge Township • Drama, Fantasy

A NJ cop struggling with changes in her life, has to save a suicidal stranger to unlock what powers lie within her.


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Lost Bayou

Lafayette • Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.


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Little Evil Bookshop

Seattle • Comedy, Satire

When the world's most powerful occult leader visits a modest mystic bookshop, its owner must impress him at all costs.


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The Atavist

Pittsfield • Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.


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Palace

Upland • Drama, Family

The family-fractured lives of a stubborn mechanic, a retired widower, and a repressed college student intertwine at a bar in rural Indiana.


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Xerxes

Jersey City • Sci-Fi, Thriller

While recovering at his estranged childhood home from cochlear implant surgery, Xerxes spirals down the rabbit hole and may never climb out.


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Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles • Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.


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Rainmaker

Missoula • Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.


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Rich Kids

Houston • Drama

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.


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Stunt Mom

New York • Comedy, Family

She's an ordinary mom that cooks and cleans but as a professional stunt woman she also flips, falls and fights!


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BROTHERS

New York • Drama, LGBTQ

A group of transgender male friends live, love and bind in Brooklyn.


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Her First Kill

New York • Drama, Thriller

A religious young mother abducts her best friend to find out the truth about her missing sister.


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Interference

New York • Drama, Thriller

A violent altercation between a police officer and a black man left one person dead. A couple passing by must decide what they believe.


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Blood Loss

Philadelphia • Comedy, Drama

A dark comedy about a crazed painter drifting through his existence on autopilot until he must choose which he values more: his life or his


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Seed of the Free

Baton Rouge • History

This is a story about Sojourner Truth's love for her son. A love that transcended racial and social boundaries.


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Jesse's Girl

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

At her bridal shower, a bride-to-be acknowledges her doubts, begs for help and takes action—with catastrophic consequences.


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Hutterite

Sioux Falls • Drama

Marigold, a young girl living in a Hutterite Colony must choose between her life in the commune and the freedom of the outside world.


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Self Portrait

New York • Drama, Experimental

A young woman reflects on the authenticity of her parents marriage in a staged dinner scene revealing three individual perspectives.


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Nonprofit Web Series

Portland • Comedy, Drama

A girl on a mission in America's whitest city.


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Lily 'N' Rose

Denver • Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.


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Me, My Mom & Sharmila - From Stage to Screenplay

Chicago • Comedy, Drama

An intergenerational story of three South Asian women, a daughter, her mother & a Bollywood icon, whose destinies collide.


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An Act of Terror

Charlotte • Drama, History

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.


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Pay to Stay

New York • Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.


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Butterflies

New York • Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.


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Exposure

Pepin • Romance, LGBTQ

Two women set off on separate journeys of self-reflection and contemplation. What happened between them? How did the relationship die?


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Solstice Ranch

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romance

Set in the late 90s at a whimsical retreat, this lighthearted short film tests the boundaries of friendships, relationships and family.


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Stardust & Moonbeams

Bloomington • History, Romantic Comedy

Swing on a Jazz Age star... Beth is behind the camera, Will is the object of HER gaze. Like us, Beth grabs the camera & changes the view.


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THOSE PEOPLE: A Love Story

Los Angeles • Drama, Romance

Taylor and Mehran meet, and fall in love despite their cultural differences, but their bliss is threatened when family tensions escalate.


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Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles • Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.


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Soiled Doves

Los Angeles • Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.


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UnCorked - A Web Series

Los Angeles • Comedy, Satire

Six women changing their lives one glass at a time...


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American Trial

New York • Documentary, Experimental

What if the NYPD was put on trial following the death of Eric Garner? Our Film tells the tale of the trial that never was.


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Abby and Tabby Alone in the Desert

Los Angeles • Comedy

A modern day Thelma and Louise... with aliens... and it's a comedy.


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Golden Sands

Los Angeles • Film-Noir, Music

Set in 1946, a young Mexican American musician, must establish herself in a male dominated world to earn equality and achieve her dreams.


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The Adventures of Penny Patterson

New York • Comedy, Teen

Penny faces growing obstacles to winning the science fair after her boyfriend becomes a superhero.


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Her-POW! New Adventures of Vintage Comic Book Heroines!

Los Angeles • Action, Other

All new live-action adventures from 3 heroines from the Golden Age of comic books: The Woman in Red, The Veiled Avenger, and Ghost Woman!


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To Life

Austin • Comedy, Fantasy

When grief and laughter meet, the worst advice may be the best.


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Biophilia

Petaluma • Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.


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Seekers of the Lost Worlds

Wesley Chapel • Adventure, Fantasy

After receiving a mysterious ancient tablet, two unlikely adventurers are set on quest to find the lost continent of Atlantis.


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About a Donkey

New York • Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.


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Quality Problems

Burbank • Comedy

Poster Family To-Do-list: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering Grandpa and deal with cancer in the left boob.


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EN MACHINA

Los Angeles • Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two inventors, Steve and Steve, create the world's first true artificial intelligence in their garage.


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OR DIE TRYING

Los Angeles • Drama

Four ambitious women attempt to achieve their own definition of success while dealing with the struggles of being a millennial in Hollywood.


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The Benefits of Gusbandry

Portland • Comedy, LGBTQ

Love is so gay. One Woman, One Man, a lot of weed, a little crying and NO sexual attraction whatsoever. "Hilarious, irreverent.." - OUT.com


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Avowed

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

A young nun to be struggles to understand why her patient lacks sentience. A film about disability, feminism, and tested faith.


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HERE NOW

Los Angeles • Drama, Family

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.


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All Güt Things

Austin • Documentary

Texas German, once the primary language of over 100,000 Texans, is about to go extinct as a group of researchers attempt to preserve it.


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F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles • Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)


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Cleaner Daze

Santa Cruz • Drama, Transmedia

Jasmine, the new counselor at a Juvenile Drug Treatment Center, struggles to mentor a colorful crew of teenage drug addicts.


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Iron

Seattle • Drama, History

During the First World War, an unflinching young woman is determined to defy traditional roles by becoming a night watchman on the railroad.


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Vida

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Horror

A closeted musical prodigy turned baby vamp must stifle her cravings, risk having sex with her roommate or suck her small-town campus dry.


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Rich Kids

Houston • Drama, Teen

A group of Latino teens in a poor community break into Los Ricos, a local mansion, to forget their difficult lives and live a different one.


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ctrl alt delete

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

A scripted ensemble dramedy based on nine real abortion stories


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Devoti Tutti

Catania • Documentary

Saint Agatha of Catania was killed for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.


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Black Kungfu Chick

Los Angeles • Action, Drama

Just an ordinary girl from South LA learns kungfu from her premed teacher to protect her community from local menaces in more ways than one.


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Helen

Los Angeles • Action, Horror

An office all-nighter becomes a living nightmare as a FURY haunts Helen, until she faces her demons both within and without.


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Shelby's Vacation

Los Angeles • Romance, LGBTQ

Vacationer Shelby and mountain resort manager Carol go on a healing journey of learning why they cling to unrealistic romantic fantasies.


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Please Be Love

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Nelly, a washed up dancer, falls head over heels in love and gets caught in the middle of a sticky family feud and a national disaster.


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Acute Failure

Los Angeles • Drama

A young, sick Los Angeles actress visits her small hometown for a weekend to get evaluated for a kidney transplant.


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Ordinary

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Recently diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Janie, ventures to LA where she finds freedom inspired by a friendship with the fantastical Pixie.


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Break

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

Sometimes a door opens where you least expect it…


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About Strangers

Los Angeles • Experimental, Drama

An ethereal and meditative journey that follows three drifters seeking an escape from their cycles of dissatisfaction and apathy.


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The Ladies Almanack

Chicago • LGBTQ, Experimental

Hélène Cixous, Eileen Myles, Guinevere Turner, & more star in the epic tribute to women's writing.


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37 Problems

Los Angeles • Comedy, Romantic Comedy

A single 37 year-old screenwriter is totally focused on her career until she finds out she has one egg left.


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All Earthly Constraints

Los Angeles • Drama, Sci-Fi

Struggling screenwriter Emily writes a screenplay about struggling screenwriter Emma, who is secretly a superheroine named Emmageddon.


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The Stone & The Stars

Bloomington • Drama

The Stone & The Stars is a short film that explores friendship, fear, and how the people we love lead us home.


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Not Phillip And I

Los Angeles • Shorts Program

Dealing with loss, Sylvia returns home to her family to heal, instead she finds herself losing her grip, and embracing her eccentricities.


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Red Star

Santa Monica • Documentary

Fifty years ago, one man escaped Communist Czechoslovakia by swimming the river to freedom. RED STAR will retrace his journey.


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Girl Trip

Sacramento • Comedy, Horror

Best friends take a road trip that ends in bloodshed.


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Kinesthesia

Los Angeles • Drama, Shorts Program

Frustrated at her inability to accurately remember a particular time of happiness in her life, Minny sets out to find it again.


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Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica • Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.


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The wHOLE

Los Angeles • Drama

“The wHOLE” is a gritty drama illuminating solitary confinement made in collaboration with those closest to the issue.


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Wedlocked

Los Angeles • LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.


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Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles • Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.


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Headshots

Los Angeles • Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.


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The Grid: Zombie Outlet Maul

• Animation, Comedy

Electrical devices come to life after a nuclear plant explosion.


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