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  • Dom

    Two old friends reunite on the hottest day of summer in NYC. “Dom" isa sensuous mood piece following Beth through a complicated day spending time with a close friend she hasn’t seen in awhile. Directed by Meryl Jones Williams. Co-written by Jane Stiles, Meryl Jones Williams. Starring Jane Stiles,...

  • One Eye Small

    On a winter afternoon in New York City, two strangers meet and decide to keep each other company for the night.“One Eye Small” is an endearing portrait of relationship blues, and a love letter to Big Apple spontaneity. Written and Directed by Jane Stiles. Starring Jane Stiles and Hani Avital.

  • The Cancellation

    A flustered man with persistent foot pain wants to cancel an upcoming appointment with his longtime podiatrist because he's not seeing the progress he had hoped for. Director: Alex Fabry. Cast: Anthony Duva, Liz Mitts, Regina Melady, Omkar Shinde, Alex Fabry.

  • The Singer: In the Key of Love (Natalie's Song)

    After the tragic death of his father, all Terry wants to do is to have a low-key karaoke night with his friends; Natalie, however, has other plans in motion. Directed by Alex Swift. Cast: Veronika Slowikowska, Hanif Jetha, Ben Stager, Sam Hancock, Emma Simpson.

  • The Natural Museum of History

    A story of America's favorite pastime and the way we pass the time. Directed by The Video Kideo.

  • 6FT.

    A surreal fever-dream about the isolation and suffocation of the quarantine experience. Directed by Francesca Pazniokas. Performer: Rae Boyadjis.

  • Blackwood

    In this tender comedy-drama exploring the African Australian experience in small town Australia, a mom prepares for a TV interview while her son heads to a soccer tryout. | Directed by Kalu Oji.

  • Mirror

    A Korean woman with a severely scarred face visits a black market hospital in Queens to seek plastic surgery. | Writer & Director: Christina Yoon. Cast: Theresa Bome Kim, Taeho Kwak, MeeWha Alana Lee.

  • You Don't Have to Thank Me

    Two queer exes reunite at a party. | Director: Ella May Sahlman
    Story by: Lio Mehiel, Keren Abreu, Sara Parker Faxon, Ella May Sahlman.

  • End Zoom

    Another day, another university writing workshop on Zoom. When a frustrated student gets some unwanted feedback from his classmates, he decides to give a little feedback of his own. | Directed by Pepi Ginsberg. Cast: Amir Mosallaie, Melanie Akoka, Cary J Mason, John Miller, Joseph Longo, Clara Du...

  • Rumspringa

    Two Amish teens embark on a rite of passage as they discuss sex, self-discovery, and the taste of cigarettes. | Directed by Kristina Arjona. Produced by, written and performed by Hannah Alline, Sailor Larocque.

  • A Remark You Made

    A young couple experience a defining moment in their relationship when she asks him to play the lead role in her short film about racism. | Directed by Hanna van Niekerk. Cast: Tarikh Janssen, Lonneke Bakker, Helen Martina, Max van Kreij, Hiske Bongaarts.

  • Dérive

    In this slice of life docu-fiction, transmasculine sex worker and poet Jacky Indigo navigates their online job in the midst of mysterious recurring dreams. Directed by Anahita Amirshahi. Starring Jacky Indigo.

  • Amuse Bouche

    A peculiar relationship develops between a mukbang youtuber and her editor. | Directed by Jacob Klemmer. Starring Laura Brennan and Camilla Luna Blanco Purdy.

  • Wait

    A young woman checks out of a clinic after her procedure. | Directed by Johanna Block.

  • Voices of God

    The trajectories of two teenage boys on opposite sides of a death in their town and the outlets they look to for emotional stability in the aftermath. | Directed by Cole Borgstadt.

  • Earth FM

    Three scientists search for an elusive signal...their transmissions cross inside the earth, resulting in a mysterious and cathartic discovery. | Directed by Philip Rabalais.

  • Starshine Mountain

    A story of a young woman and the guilt that she feels after destroying her home planet. | Directed by Corrinne James.

  • Waterfall

    A young, fantasy-prone writer dances between the parallels of her reality and a fictional world she has created. | Directed by Johanna Block. Starring: Zora Casabere. Co-Starring: Delia Cunningham & Samantha Goldman.

  • Birthday Smash

    Three women’s excitement for their 50th birthday quickly turns sour as they open up presents from family and friends. | Directed by Jasmine De Silva. Producer and Writer: Samantha Shirazi.

  • Markings

    With the ghosts of his father and brother haunting his household, Reza gets pressured into getting a tattoo, a rite of passage to the only community that allowed him to seek refuge from his home. | Directed by Yasir Masood.

  • Are You Ok? Cause I'm Ok.

    A mother and daughter trip on Mushrooms together on the Jersey Shore. Part documentary - part scripted - part improv - this film is an exploration of what it means to be a mother and daughter and how we cope with love and death. | Directed by Rivka Rivera. Cast: Amy Berkman, Rivka Rivera.

  • Happy New Year

    A person with a broken elbow writes holiday cards at the start of 2021. | Directed by Jasia Ka.

  • Partners in Crime

    Two best friends rob a house to get fast cash for an abortion. | Writer and Director: Kerry LeVielle. Cast, Phoebe Amirault, Cassidy Stanley, Kristine Gallo.