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  • Shelly

    Shelly is a peculiar young woman making a movie about a seahorse named Imogen. She picks up footage at the local aquarium and in her Brooklyn apartment while pursuing a deep sea diving certificate, so she can record the seahorses in their natural environment. We don’t quite trust the intentions o...

  • How to Raise a Black Boy

    During a rocky but enlightened childhood, a group of kids disappear and find themselves on a fantastical journey to break the curses of black boyhood. Justice Jamal Jones directs “How To Raise a Black Boy,” an imaginative, free-spirited fairytale about love, secrets, and breaking away. After the ...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • There Were Four of Us

    In a room, there are four people. | Directed and Animated by
    Cassie Shao.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • jean-luc rabideau

    An avant-garde self portrait following a young woman through her daily life as her own muse. Jessie Rabideau directs and stars in “jean-luc rabideau” (co-directed by Leland Bankowski), which offers a rare combination of banality and free-spiritedness carried by Rabideau’s striking screen presence.

  • Once More, With Feeling

    A group of friends spend a lazy summer working odd jobs as field recordists. The new short from Tynan DeLong ("The Matrix", "Cornholios", "Beats") is his freakiest yet, a psychedelic comedy starring Steve Girard, Caroline Yost, and Jessy Morner-Ritt as audio tape bootleggers who get paid $30 a po...

  • An Independent Movie About A Young Artist

    A young artist struggles to make a movie about a young artist who struggles to make a movie. Zenzelé Soa-Clarke directs and stars in “An Independent Movie About a Young Artist,” a meta breakdown on the tropes of slice-of-life indie filmmaking (“mumblecore, character driven, all the shit”), and an...

  • And She Hisses

    Lessa and Cass are young lovers in a small town who dream of moving to Florida in this impressionistic portrait directed by Monica Lek. “And She Hisses” is a pulsating snapshot of the beauty and recklessness of young love, a fantasy that could last forever or be gone tomorrow. Cass gets a job at ...

  • The Valley of the Cats

    Two brothers steal a car in Lisbon, Portugal and head for a lighthouse. Directed by George Daniell, “The Valley of the Cats,” is an inventive lo-fi comedy adventure, shot on 8mm tape, part road movie, part descent into madness. Dead Eye and Square Hands, as the brothers are known, make their way ...