United States / Drama / 9 mins
Director: EJ Gong
Writer: EJ Gong
Producer: EJ Gong
Cast: EJ Gong, Tyson Kaup
Trouble Is deals with the complexities of love and fidelity. This 9-minute short film follows the lives of a married couple, Claire and Wayne, and their friend, Stan, as the truth about their complicated relationships slowly unfolds.
Spain / Drama / 15 mins
Director: Alejandro San Martín
Writer: Alejandro San Martín
Producer: Alejandro San Martín
Cast: Sara Vidorreta, Paula de la Nieta
Valeria, a 17 year old girl, in the face of bullying and the lack of help from the school and family, faces the decision to continue or not.
Canada / Drama / 26 mins
Director: Maryan Haye, Carol Liu
Writer: Maryan Haye, Carol Liu
Producer: Amreen Kullar, Carol Liu
Cast: Chloe Nava, Terry He
At Aginview Secondary School, Sharon, Mo, and Lee are in their final year of high school. When Mo’s brother, Abdi, is hurt in what seems to be a xenophobic attack, the seniors team up to seek justice from the school administration, but quickly realize that getting justice in their community isn’t as easy as it seems.
When The Morning Dawns
Bosnia Herzegovina / Drama / 23 mins
Director: Karmen Obrdalj
Writer: Karmen Obrdalj
Producer: Karmen Obrdalj, Jana Vuković
Cast: Aleksandra Plahin,Milica Janevski
A lonely self-conscious girl spends her days drinking wine on the roof and waiting for her boyfriend to come home. She can sense that something is wrong - he suddenly got cold. Lack of sex and his friendship with another woman worsen her body image. We watch what happens to them that "one more day" that they stay together.
When This All Ends
United States / Drama / 15 mins
Director: Jordan Sommerlad
Writer: Cory Stonebrook
Producer: Jordan Sommerlad, Cory Stonebrook
Cast: Lizzy Miller,Tiffany Trainer
Two sisters pontificate on the lives they could have led while observing the current guest staying in their family's vacation home in upstate New York.
Canada / Drama / 28 mins
Director: Jen Araki
Writer: Chris Sebastian Joys
Producer: Chris Goldade, Jen Araki
Cast: Dylan Playfair, Aren Buchholz
Emma returns to her childhood home upon her father’s death. But what set out to be a simple funeral service becomes a journey down nostalgia lane, making her confront her bittersweet relationship with her father.
China / Drama / 14 mins
Director: Sunyin Zhang
Writer: Sunyin Zhang
Producer: Sunyin Zhang
Cast: Tian Xu
During the period of One-Child Policy, Peng, an illegally pregnant mother escapes from her home to avoid getting arrested by the family planning committee and being forced to have an abortion. After escaping, Peng begins her solitary journey to hide from the government’s ruthless members and survives along the vast wilderness in Guizhou Province.
United States / Drama / 18 mins
Director: Rebekah Pahl, Jill Karrenbrock
Writer: Rebekah Pahl, Jill Karrenbrock
Producer: Rebekah Pahl, Jill Karrenbrock
Cast: Jill Karrenbrock, Joyce Fidler
Frankie, a young writer struggling to jumpstart her career in Los Angeles, confronts her Aunt Margie after learning she's still romantically involved with a phone scammer. Women, Wanting is an exploration of desire and the singular, yet similar ways we go about getting what we want.