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Sunday, June 2, 4:55pm Program 7

Embraced

France / Animation / 9mins

Director: Justine Vuylsteker

Producer: Rafael Andrea Soatto, Julie Roy 

Writer: Justine Vuylsteker

Standing before an open window, a woman gazes at black clouds darkening the horizon. She loves two men—the one who shares her present, and the one who marked her past. Frozen, she struggles against surging memories evoked by objects, the sky—everything. In the clouds, a passionately intertwined couple appears.

Reach

USA / Drama / 20mins

Director: Mina Park, Mike Wierzenski

Producer: Mina Park, Kevin Kauffman, Allison Krissberg

Writer: Mina Park, Mike Wierzenski

Cast: Ryan Lee, Lauren Bray

When a young woman struggling with body image issues posts a photo of herself online, we follow the spectrum of reactions that occur in every corner of the internet.

Cosmic Bang

Canada / Drama / 10mins

Director: Amy Force

Producer: Amy Force, Kevin Eade

Writer: Amy Force

Cast: Haley Garnett, Kevin Eade, Caitee McIntyre

An absurd comedy with surrealist aspects about a young woman trying to buy a record and the store clerk who refuses to acknowledge her existence.

Lemon

USA / Drama / 15mins

Director: Patrick Flahrty

Producer: Brendan Garrett

Writer: Jamie Owen

Cast: Breanne Hill, Darren Pettie, Jamie Owen

A theatre company purchases a female Latin-American Assistant/Robot. The company's Director, however, feels entitled to have the Assistant perform anything that is asked of her. The trouble begins with the Director's sexual advances leaving the Assistant with no choice but to fight for herself. Will she succeed?

Final Act 

Portugal  / Drama / 18mins

Director: Maria Hespanhol

Producer: Ricardo Almeida, Alibi Films

Writer: Maria Hespanhol

Cast: Maria João Bastos, Pedro Inês, João Lagarto

Penelope departs the dance world by interpreting “Vicky” the main character of “The Red Shoes”. The departure process takes on a feel of nostalgia and doubt over the choice to embark on this new phase in her life or to remain at the dance company as prima ballerina.

The Good Will

Sweden / Drama / 8mins

Director: Christel Elsayah

Producer: Christel Elsayah, Staffan Hildebrand

Writer: Christel Elsayah

Cast: Christel Elsayah, Stefan Gödicke

Janina finds out that she got chlamydia and decides to medicate her boyfriend behind his back because she does not want him to find out that she was cheating and even giving him chlamydia. (If he got even got it). She wants to be on the safe side. However universe and life decides to go the honest way and consequences arise.

God is in the Breath

Panama / Drama / 18mins

Director: Marcela Heilbron

Producer: Marcela Heilbron, Emily Kalish

Writer: Marcela Heilbron

Cast: Juliette Roy, Leonela Leal, Jaime Ortega

Roxana, a young mother and frustrated musician, diligently prepares herself to sing the Ave Maria at a high society wedding. She can’t get anything done without the help of her nanny who faithfully attends to her and her son, Sebastian. The nanny accompanies Roxana to a beach retreat so that she can prepare for the performance and she also manages to take care of Sebastian’s every need. Everything seems to eerily work until one day something happens to Sebastian’s eye.