Program 7

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The Call

United States / Drama / 14 mins

Director: Aisha Schliessler

Writer: Aisha Schliessler

Producer: Aisha Schliessler, Luke Arreguin

Cast: Juno Temple

A woman discovers a secret that changes everything.

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The Caretaker

United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Patrick Elmore

Writer: Patrick Elmore

Producer: Patrick Elmore

Cast: Sal Rendino, Susan Slatin

An impatient man named Carl is waiting on an inheritance from an old relative.

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The Deed

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Raeshib Aggerwhil

Writers: Seirah Royin

Cast: Seirah Royin

Our story celebrates the myriad experiences within the Asian Pacific community by focusing on an Indian American woman who is thrust into the unknown world of Appalachian country. An orphan and an outsider all her life, she inherits a tract of land in the middle of the rural South by an aunt she never knew existed.

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The Deliberate Death Of My Father

Canada / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Rose Katché Duez 

Writer: Rose Katché Duez

Producer: Rose Katché Duez, Arran Shearing

Cast: Raylene Harewood, Dean McKenzie

Zoey enters a hair salon to dye her hair for the first time. As she questions her decision she replays her recent graduation dinner where an explosive fight becomes a chance to settle an old score. Will changing her hair be a final defiance or the first act of something more meaningful?

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The Gangbuster

United Kingdom / Comedy / 17 mins

Director: Mark Adderley

Writer: Mark Adderley

Producer: Nadia Sawalha

Cast: Oscar Clitheroe, Kush Laing

Meet OSCAR, an eleven year old boy (with asthma) on a mission to join a "gang".

The Mother Is Back

Iraq / Drama / 8 mins

Director: Rami Al-shatri

Writer: Rami Al-shatri

Producer: Maytham Jbara

Cast: Saja al Bayati, Mohammed Al-Badrawi

Kidnapped from her village in North Iraq by ISIS, just a few months after marrying Mohammed, a 25- year-old Yazidi woman named Ellan is released from captivity and returns home with a newborn child from the ISIS father.

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The Weight of Perfection

United States / Drama / 16 mins

Director: Anabelle D. Munro, Leanne Melissa Bishop

Writer: Anabelle D. Munro, Leanne Melissa Bishop

Producer: Anabelle D. Munro, Leanne Melissa Bishop

Cast: Leanne Melissa Bishop, Hayden Hishaw

A dangerous game of fire begins when an elite level gymnast and her coach become entangled in a web of psychological damage.

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Things I Never Told My Father

United Kingdom / Drama / 20 mins

Director: Ade O'Adesina, Dumas Haddad

Writer: Letitia Wright

Producer: Amara Rossell, Letitia Wright

Cast: Nicholas Pinnock, Malcolm Kamulete

A road trip. Father and Son. Unanswered questions and things left unsaid as they travel through a distorted reality.

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Think Lovely Thoughts

United States / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Stephen Snavely

Writer: Stephen Snavely

Producer: Amy Yerrington, Stephen Snavely

Cast: Roy Williams Jr., Dayana Rincon

Exploring the tormenting, and often disorienting experience of living with severe anxiety, depression, and panic, Think Lovely Thoughts is a film about the push/pull for one man's sanity while his subconscious tears at his grip on reality.


Jordan / Drama / 15 mins

Director: Mohammed Saffouri

Writer: Mohammed Saffouri

Producer: Tareq Baddar

Cast: Basil Askar, Hasan

In Haifa, Palestine 1948, Ahmed plays soccer in a local club in his town. He gets an offer to play for the Palestinian National Team after a wonderful performance in a friendly match.