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Program 27
OCTOBER 17, 10:00PM 

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Beyond Farewell

United States / Drama / 4 mins

Director: Jackie Shijie Xing

Writer: Jackie Shijie Xing, Jingzhi Hu

Producer: Zilong Wang, Yiwen Qian

Cast: Jingzhi Hu, Taylor Goodwyn

AI engineer Sam grieves her late girlfriend Joy by working nonstop. Experiencing paranormal activities, Sam finishes her AR goggles as guided by a mysterious line of code. To her gleeful surprise, Sam sees Joy through the goggles.


United States / Drama / 11 mins

Director: Claire Chubbuck

Writer: Simin Vaswani

Producer: Simin Vaswani

Cast: Harish Vaswani, Simin Vaswani

A woman with a traumatic past supported by her husband's deep love, discovers the depth of her resilience and finds her inner strength during a difficult moment. Inspired by real life events, Resilient is a transformational piece of art told through narrative and dance.

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Mal Amando (Bad Love)

United States / Music Video / 4 mins

Director/Writer: Pablo Raul

Producer: Pablo Raul

Cast: Adriana Olivares

Latin lovers in New York City

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Cruel Like You

United States / Musical / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Kendra Baude

Producer: Ryan Byrd, McKinnis Calderala

Cast: Racquel Williams, Holland Clement

In this musical short, Daisy relives her on-again-off-again relationship after receiving a call from her ex. With his sudden reappearance in her life, Daisy must decide if it's worth trying again.

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The Next Stop

United States / Dance / 15 mins

Director/Writer: Sultan Ali Jr.

Producer: Natalie Polanco

Cast: Emma Youte, Veronica Street

New York's famous hip-hop dance team is having it's annual auditions today! Tia (Emma Youte) is a passionate dancer who is ready for her shot but time is not on her side. She only has twenty minutes to make it on time! That is until she meets Benny Boombox (Veronica Street), an old-school hip-hop "oldhead" with a funky boombox. 


United States / Music Video / 3 mins

Director/Writer: Zishan Sun

Producer: Zishan Sun, Grey Smoley, Jonathan Sim

Cast: Deacon Phillippe, Anna Caltabiano, Jake Cooney

TALK (by Deacon Phillippe)'s music video follows Deacon's emotional trajectory when he encounters someone who seems perfect for him. The initial infatuation pulls him into a whirlwind of emotions, even before he fully opens up to love. 


United States / Music Video / 13 mins

Director: Heather Lang, Purdie Baumann

Writer: Richard Barrett

Producer: Heather Lang, Purdie Baumann

Cast: Ehizoje Azeke, Maira Barriga, Claire Camp

Simulation is about reclaiming the sacred love of dancing. Our body knows, if we listen, that there is a deeper call for community, ritual, and radical joy. The unfurling movement mirrors nature with its complex ecosystems and chaotic beauty.


United States / Music Video / 3 mins

Director: Jonathan Fine

The music video for "Diva" shows a day in the life of a quintessential diva (Ballroom legend Lolita Leopard), who with unapolegetic glamour and confidence turns the bustling streets of NYC into her own personal runway before stunning the audience at a Ball.

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Cici's Sonata

United States / Drama / 14 mins

Director: Brandon T. Bailey

Writer: Brandon T. Bailey, Liana Marie Zaino

Producer: Tim Philo, Emery Belle Bergmann, Stephanie Shambaugh Bailey

Cast: Liana Marie Zaino, Tatienne Hendricks-Tellefsen

A young pianist experiences psychosis as a childhood trauma resurfaces on the night of her big audition.

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