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  • The Trial

    A college student wakes up late and must stand trial as he heads to class. Joshua Gleiser directs “The Trial,” an absurdist snapshot coursing with lo-fi manic energy about a young man accused of being spoiled, undisciplined, egotistical and more. Upon waking up, he is reprimanded by an old-timey ...

  • Alex Kavutskiy's Guide to Filmmaking

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    Alex Kavutskiy, the L.A. filmmaker and self-proclaimed Channel 101* legend, walks us through a series of steps required to make quality films. “Alex Kavutskiy’s Guide to Filmmaking,” is a six-part comedy series characterized by endless layers of meta, hyperactive editing, and general irreverence ...

  • Jebivetar

    A therapy session digs deep as a couple pursue the impossible. Kathleen Winter directs “Jebivetar,” a playful, free-spirited mini-comedy on love, facing fears, and fucking the wind. During a revealing exchange, a young woman comes clean about her unusual desire. Her partner vows to accommodate he...

  • Sophie & Stephen

    Two AI assistants conspire to get their human counterparts to meet. In “Sophie & Stephen,” directed by Rob Perri, a love story between two people who have yet to meet, there are plenty of questions beyond the central connection: is this where we’re headed as a society? Is that a good thing? In a ...

  • Hoss
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    Hoss

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    [Online Premiere]. Hoss checks in on his friends' old house and finds a stranger inside. Ryan McGlade directs “Hoss,” a quietly bizarre glimpse at the comings and goings of a couple residents in a small town in rural Pennsylvania.

  • The Practice of Loneliness

    Brie adapts a new practice, a lifestyle of loneliness to achieve her highest self. Written and directed by Ester Song Kim, “The Practice of Loneliness,” is a stylish anti-rom-com about seeking happiness in solitude. Shot on nostalgia-soaked 8mm film, and featuring actors dubbed into French (thoug...

  • Home Movie

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    An experiment in romanticizing the everyday. “Home Movie,” directed by Simi Abe, is an exploration of framing, context, and mindset, a film that imbues a cinematic quality to a non-cinematic space (or a space that was previously viewed as non-cinematic). It’s a lovely snapshot narrated poetically...

  • Nudes
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    Nudes

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    [Online Premiere]. Desperate to be desired in her long-expired relationship, Jen becomes embroiled in a sextual encounter with her co-worker. “Nudes,” directed by Evan Daves, is a provocative relationship drama about a young couple experiencing doubts and trust issues, and possibly drifting into ...

  • The Oak Tree

    On her 80th birthday, a woman moves through time to meet younger versions of herself. “The Oak Tree,” directed by Yuliya Antonova, is a deep rumination on big, unanswerable questions that transports with dreamy visuals and an ethereal soundscape. A family gathers around a birthday cake to sing th...

  • Happy Ending

    *Online Premiere* A reclusive Zamboni driver grapples with his freedom when his work shift is suddenly cancelled. Mei Liu directs “Happy Ending,” an intimate, melancholic picture of a man who moves through the world uncomfortably, preferring the company of ice over people. After finding a discard...

  • Outer Space Love Story

    *Online Premiere* After an unspoken line is crossed, three women are forced to confront each other in this surreal and darkly funny piece directed by Iva Gocheva. “Outer Space Love Story” uses an avant-garde theater set-up -- complete with stage rain, prop space capsules, and 4th wall breaks -- t...

  • The Trial
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    The Trial

    2 videos

    A college student wakes up late for class and must stand trial as he makes his way to school.

  • Bobby Fish

    A surreal, scattershot story of fatherhood, the cycle of life, consumerism, and giving people what they ask for. “Bobby Fish,” directed by Peter Wagner, is a one-of-a-kind oddity bouncing between perspectives— from a father, to a son, to a fish, to an evil toy company — all held together with a u...

  • Dear Maslow

    After a break up, a young woman writes a rueful letter to her ex-partner. Elizabeth Godar writes and directs “Dear Maslow,” a vivid montage of post relationship blues filled with specificity and style. Wearing a Supercross jersey, the woman composes her thoughts while smoking cigarettes, eating c...

  • Sorry for the Inconvenience

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    In Los Angeles Chinatown, a lonely teenager tries to help her parents keep their seafood restaurant afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • La Roche

    A mysterious pile of rocks show up in a Montreal parking lot and a group of young people gravitate to the odd sight. “La Roche,” directed by Emma Cosgrove, is a mixed-media melange of documentary and experimental fiction, a poetic meditation on the natural world and the unique pathways of our liv...

  • Kitty Kitty

    [Online Premiere]. A scatterbrained cat-sitter and her roommate go in search of a lost cat. Ava Hase directs and stars in “Kitty Kitty,” a stressful but amusing vignette of pet-sitting gone wrong. Ava returns home with BLT, her boss’ cat, who wastes no time puking all over her floor. As Ava talks...

  • Alex and Taylor Come Up With Characters

    Two roommates try to come up with character ideas for a comedy show. Alex Ateah and Taylor Rivers direct and star in “Alex and Taylor Come Up With Characters,” a homemade video of rapid-fire silliness. Two friends follow each around the house ad-libbing absurd characters (an old lady who’s sudden...

  • Bliss

    The humble beginnings of the photograph used as the default background of Windows XP, one of the most seen images of all time, becomes a playful rumination on culture, aesthetics, and impermanence. “Bliss,” directed by Zachary Loren Jones, tells the story of a man named Charles, the photographer ...

  • Fake Jazz

    Two chefs drive through the desert discussing invasive thoughts. “Fake Jazz,” directed by Kevin Luna, is a darkly funny conversation about uncomfortable (even gruesome) patterns of the mind. Wearing tall chefs’ hats (Luna wanted the hats to be taller even, but they couldn’t fit in the car), two c...

  • For the Plasma

    PRESENTED BY FACTORY 25 // At a remote house on the coast of Maine, a young woman has found work as a forest-fire lookout responsible for monitoring the nearby woodland. But when her inquisitive and demanding friend Charlie arrives at the house, Helen finds herself challenged and unsettled by her...

  • Disforia

    Jack returns home to find his family has sold their house without his knowledge, perhaps because he’s no longer the Jane they all know. Lio Mehiel directs and stars in “Disforia” (Heidi Hartwig co-directs), a psychological horror about coming out as trans, a haunting vision of alienation and dist...

  • Mustache

    A meddling mother tries to help her 22-year-old son prepare for a job interview. Harris Gurny directs “Mustache,” a picture of suspended adolescence placed in a suburban bubble that’s awkwardly funny and lightly ominous (see flute score). At a strip mall store, Stuart tries on a suit but doesn’t ...

  • Clay

    Claywoman visits earth & thinks about not existing. Michael Cavadias writes and stars in “Clay,” a quiet existential portrait that’s softly funny and profound. Director Anthony Caronna keeps it simple in following the prehistoric Claywoman as she shuffles through her apartment aided by a cane rum...