A Fistful of Rubbish

A Fistful of Rubbish

The Tabernas Desert is the backdrop for many famous Westerns. Although it is being trashed, a posse has been formed.Directed by David RegosProduced by David RegosCountry: Spain13 minutesUS PremiereSubtitled
Earache

Earache

A forbidden relationship: he’s hearing, she’s deaf. How far will they go to be together?Directed by Alara WorrickProduced by Olivia Bergman, Reidun-Margrethe SkaaheimWritten by Ethan MessecarStarring Emily Grigor, Joel Bullis, Rita Marchelya-NevilleCountry: USA25...
The Dumpling King

The Dumpling King

Wang, a Chinese fisherman and cook, fishes in Santa Barbara Harbor and owns a dumpling restaurant in Isla Vista.Directed by Zizheng LiuProduced by Zizheng LiuWritten by Zizheng LiuStarring Jinze LiCountry: USA7 minutesWorld Premiere
Debbie & Doug Drop Acid in the Desert

Debbie & Doug Drop Acid in the Desert

Debbie and Doug enlist the help of an alternative therapist to help them reignite the fire of their once passionate marriage.Directed by Scott BrownProduced by Jessica Goldstein, Dylan SachseWritten by Scott Brown, Zach GoldStarring Maria Bamford, Paul Scheer, Larry...
The Death Vendor

The Death Vendor

When a boy meets a vendor selling chicks, he believes that since the birds will die, the man is selling death itself.Directed by Jeon JinkyuProduced by Yamamura KojiWritten by Jeon JinkyuCountry: South Korea5 minutes
Dear Jane

Dear Jane

With her sister’s help, Jane, who is six months pregnant, flees the religious cult in which they were both raised.Directed by Noah KistlerProduced by Noah Kistler, Sara Lindsey, John WeselcouchWritten by Noah Kistler, Sara LindseyStarring Sara Lindsey, Annabel Steven,...
Dear Georgina

Dear Georgina

Separated from her parents at age 2, a Passamaquoddy elder tries to sharpen the blurry outlines of her identity.Directed by Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-CudlipProduced by Adam Mazo, Tracy Rector, N. Bruce DuthuCountry: USA14 minutes
Date Nite

Date Nite

In a world where love can lead to grotesque physical transformation, a lonely man risks his life for a chance at human connection.Directed by JJ ShpallWritten by JJ Shpall, Eric BrewsterStarring Josh Brener, Lauren Lapkus, Larry Hankin, Cleo KingCountry: USA15...
Cry of the Wild

Cry of the Wild

The capture of almost 100 whales destined for aquariums in China drew worldwide attention to a cruel industry.Directed by Harry RabinProduced by Harry RabinWritten by Harry RabinStarring Thatcher Cox, Amelia Dracht, Dash LilensteinCountry: USA3 minutesUS...
Cosmic Fling

Cosmic Fling

An intergalactic garbage man spots a fellow astronaut on a passing comet and resorts to extreme measures to be with her.Directed by Jonathan LangagerProduced by Christian Hall, Sam Koji HaleWritten by Jonathan Langager, Ali ScherStarring Josh Fadem, Caitlin...
Con Fuerza

Con Fuerza

A Venezuelan refugee living in Colombia faces the pain of leaving home with the help of some local folk characters.Directed by Andrés EduardoProduced by Alejandro M. SiegertWritten by Andrés Eduardo, Alejandro M. SiegertStarring Madeleine de Caires, Juan Manuel...
The Coin

The Coin

On a journey to a new country, a young woman loses the lucky Chinese New Year coins she has saved since her childhood.Directed by Siqi SongProduced by Diana Ward, Ashim Ahuja, Kimberly HanWritten by Siqi SongStarring Anna PanCountry: China6 minutesSubtitled
Coffee Shop Names

Coffee Shop Names

Three Indian people imagine their personas as the names they give baristas, because their real names are hard to pronounce.Directed by Deepak SethiProduced by Valerie SteinbergWritten by Deepak SethiStarring Danny Pudi, Karan Soni, Kausaur MohammedCountry: USA8...
Chicken

Chicken

All Barbara wants to do is watch The Simpsons, but her mother was just ripped off, and Barbara must sort it out—as usual.Directed by Alana HicksProduced by Sleena WilsonWritten by Alana HicksStarring Mariah Alone, Wendy P. Mocke, Mia Evans Rorris, Greta Lee...
Carrizo Plain: A Sense of Place

Carrizo Plain: A Sense of Place

Three artists explore the beauty of the Carrizo Plain National Monument, revealing the remarkable character of this hidden corner of California.Directed by Jeff McLoughlinProduced by Wildling Museum of Art & Nature, Stacey Otte-DemangateWritten by Jeff...
Calaveras Creek

Calaveras Creek

A young nurse in the 1850s is shocked to learn the true identity of the notorious gunfighter in her care.Directed by Jon ZuberProduced by Robert Rickard, Richard HoagWritten by Jon Zuber, Richard HoagStarring Anthony Miratti, Rich Hoag, Hunter HawkinsCountry: USA23...
Cabrillo Village

Cabrillo Village

Former braceros tell how they risked their lives and livelihoods to become the first farm co-op in the U.S.Directed by Chris Ward, Ben Leanos, Dyvianne Martinez, Eric Coronado, Ingrid BolioProduced by Dyvianne MartinezCountry: USA3 minutesWorld PremiereSubtitled
Blue Noise

Blue Noise

After a horrible realization, a successful university swimmer finds the courage to speak out against her abusive coach.Directed by Jonah MoshammerProduced by Jonah Moshammer, Suncé FranicevicWritten by Jonah MoshammerStarring Jazmin Monee’ Brehaut, Mariana Arôxa, Fred...
Birds of Los Baños

Birds of Los Baños

Some of Santa Barbara’s most extraordinary birds have nesting sites near the City’s Los Baños del Mar pool.Directed by Gail OsherenkoProduced by Gail OsherenkoWritten by Gail OsherenkoStarring Juliet Sophia Falk, Jim Hurnblad, Jim KnowltonCountry: USA14...
A Battle in Waterloo

A Battle in Waterloo

During the Battle of Waterloo, Ellen searches for her missing husband and resorts to desperate measures to survive.Directed by Emma MoffatProduced by Tilly Coulson, Anna HargreavesWritten by Emma MoffatStarring Jessie Buckley, Sophia Brown, Alistair Petrie, Samantha...
Basic

Basic

Exploring the dumb, insecure, lil’ ho in all of us, this dark comedy is about the worst thing you can be—basic.Directed by Chelsea DevantezProduced by Chelsea Devantez, Kevin Walsh, Yassir LesterWritten by Chelsea DevantezStarring Nelson Franklin, Georgia...
Bad Assistant

Bad Assistant

A Hollywood assistant is pushed to the limits when her manipulative boss seeks her help in moving a dead body.Directed by Kyle CoganProduced by Brendan Garrett, Paige KloneWritten by Rachel Forman, Paige KloneStarring Jason Schwartzman, Paige Klone, Cooper...
Backyard Chefs (Wansah Waza)

Backyard Chefs (Wansah Waza)

Whether it is for weddings or funerals, these backyard chefs cook one of the most elaborate cuisines in the world.Directed by Mehvish RatherProduced by Mohammad AltafWritten by Mehvish RatherCountry: India37 minutesUS PremiereSubtitled
Attorneys at Love

Attorneys at Love

Two young lovers are given a glimpse of their future relationship and must decide if they want to continue together in life.Directed by Daniel FindlayProduced by Daniel Findlay, Joshua KashWritten by Jake PalasStarring Peter Krause, Kenneth Choi, narrated by Angela...
After Class

After Class

Marginalized by the school registration system, a mother tries to send her daughter to school at all costs.Directed by Charles Xiuzhi DongProduced by Branton Choi, Charles Xiuzhi DongWritten by Charles Xiuzhi DongStarring Youfeng Zhang, Yiyi SunCountry: China15...
Affinity

Affinity

With a focus on the role of gender in our survival, this film explores possibility and hope through women’s common bonds.Directed by Margaret LazarusProduced by Margaret LazarusStarring Hip Brazil, World Dance for HumanityCountry: USA15 minutesWorld Premiere
Abe’s Story

Abe’s Story

Abe, an overworked Irish writer, draws inspiration from his day job in the theater to write a bloody brilliant novel.Directed by Adam H. StewartProduced by Eilish KentWritten by Adam H. Stewart, Garry WalshStarring Colin O’Donoghue, David Bamber, Owen Roe,...
10 Miles Out

10 Miles Out

In uplifting and inspiring journeys, backpackers of various skill and experience levels navigate the Los Padres National Forest.Directed by Preston MaagProduced by Nicholas Schoch, Vladen PonomarWritten by Preston Maag, Kira Finigan, Izzy CassioCountry: USA12...