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A Cowboy's Boys

United States / Drama / 17 mins

Director: Sarah B Downey

Writer: KC Deane

Producer: KC Deane

Cast: KC Deane

In this family drama, two brothers, Ty and Merle Woods reunite on the ranch where they were raised after 3 years of not speaking post their fathers funeral. The oldest brother Ty, returns from his city life for one last chance to bring together what's left of his family and reconnect with his younger brother. Based on true events from the life of KC Deane.

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A Godless Country

Australia / Drama / 20 mins

Director: Jesse Richardson

Writer: Jesse Richardson

Producer: Jesse Richardson, Dave Redman

Cast: Samantha McClurg, Jesse Richardson

Moreton Bay Penal Settlement. 1832. Finn and Mary O'shea, two Irish convicts, labour under the evils of colonial Australia - a place liberty does not yet exist. But when fate takes their beloved daughter, Annie, they abscond to the bush in a desperate attempt to find a way back to Ireland - to return 'home'

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A Good Deed

Ireland / Drama / 18 mins

Director: Kevin Scott

Writers: Kevin Scott

Producer: Kevin Scott, Jo Heffernan

Cast: Jack Galvin, Jo White

A boy's moral compass is shaken after a decision to help a stranger in need.

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Absolution

United Kingdom / Drama / 14 mins

Director: Duncan Christie 

Writer: Duncan Christie

Producer: Al Eales, Elizabeth Bouckley

Cast: Elizabeth Bouckley, Raphael Zari

Norfolk. England. Eve, a young nun, leaves her convent for the day to collect Luca from prison. They attempt to re-piece their relationship following a traumatic incident in their past that still haunts both of them.

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Attest

United States / Drama / 7 mins

Director: Andi Behring

Writer: Andi Behring

Producer: Andi Behring

Cast: Elaine Hendrix, Alexandra Ficken

Two sisters are under harsh investigation as they get their story straight about a fateful encounter at a party the night before.

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Back In Five

United Kingdom / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Stephen Pierce

Writer: Stephen Pierce

Producer: Michael O'Neill, Jude Sharvin

Cast: Stephen Mullan, Bronagh Taggart

‘Back in Five’ is a dark comedy centred around Dave, who is trapped in a bar after hours. It’s a strange location, stocked with memories and people from his past. There’s only 1 door out and it’s locked. Between attempts to open it, all he can do is interact with people that he sort of knows and deal with a variety of weirdness as it presents itself.

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Basurero

Philippines / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Eileen Cabiling

Writer: Eileen Cabiling

Producer: Eileen Cabiling, Darlene Malimas

Cast: Jericho Rosales

Desperate for cash, a Filipino Fisherman dumps bodies into the ocean for the drug war’s faceless vigilantes. Tension rises when the killings’ hit close to home after he discovers his neighbor has been murdered for selling shabu (crystal meth).

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Beat Lingo

United States / Drama / 16 mins

Director: Jose Navas

Writer: Jose Navas

Producer: Maribel Cabrera

Cast: Corvonte Davis

After years of homeschooling, he faces his biggest challenge yet - real school. Suffering from mutism has kept this reserved teenager quiet his entire life. But Marcus holds a special gift that he's been hiding from the world.

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Bella and Bernie

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Rebecca McNamee

Writer: Rebecca McNamee

Producer: Rebecca McNamee, Amy Powell

Cast: Teagan Croft, Mary Tilden

Two 16 year old carefree confidants, Bella and Bernie, tentatively explore independence and sexuality while trying to dodge the ever watchful eye of Mrs. Judge, Bella’s mother. The evangelical Mrs. Judge has concerns over Bella’s friendship with the vibrant Bernie, wary of Bernie’s secret family history repeating itself in Bella.

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Boys

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Luke Benward

Writer: David Mandell

Producer: Aaron Benward, Ariel Winter

Cast: Cameron Crovetti, August Maturo

Two boys let their imagination run wild in a barren desert, but the fun and games come to a shocking halt.