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Official Selection: Intersection

A man is robbed – then offers to take his attacker to lunch.

Director Jason Honeycutt was born and raised in rural Michigan. He worked three jobs to pay for film school and moved to Los Angeles. This film is based on a true story.

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Official Selection: The Platinum Plan

An incident. A policy. A strange, seductive option…

The Platinum Plan is a unique dark comedy short film from writer, director, and producer Chris Pickenpaugh.

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Official Selection: The Elephant is Contagious

The Elephant is Contagious is a short film based on an original poem by Eabha Rose, an Irish poet. It tells the tale of a territorial battle between two romantic rivals at a polite and outwardly formal gathering.

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Official Selection: Flightophobia

Afraid of flying, Yoram must make it to London in 24 hours or else his inheritance will go to his aunt’s favorite charity.

Flightophobia is a quirky dramedy made as the graduation project of students from IMPRO acting school in Israel. This film was directed by Alon Newman who was born in Tel Aviv and served in the Air Force.

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Music Video for “The Beauty of Being Alone” by RayRay RunRun

This music video was directed by Wan-Lin Chuang, a music video director from Tainan City, Taiwan. She explained the video explores the desire to hold onto something one cannot, choosing to be alone versus watching someone live unhappily, until that final moment when realizing the only true happiness is being together.

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Official Selection: Absence

A ghost hunter travels deep into the rural Midwest to investigate an abandoned farm house. With the rest of his team unable to attend he must perform the investigation on his own. Things quickly take a turn for the worst, and the ghost hunter must face the consequences of finding what he’s been hunting for…

From the up and coming local Rochester film group, Shattered Prism Studios, comes their first short film, “Absence”, a chilling supernatural thriller that will leave you questioning if you should ever be alone in the dark.

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Official Selection: The Sonatina

While working a dead end job at a thrift store, a young man rediscovers his passion for music.

This film was directed by Kate Balsley. The Sonatina was filmed on location in Hainesville, Illinois. The cast and crew were entirely Milwaukee and Chicago based.

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Official Selection: The Brightest Star

A young girl gives her dying mother one last gift.

Another entry from the UK, this time by writer and producer Lee O’Connor.
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Music Video for “Margaret” by Madeline Silberman

We’re pleased to announce the new music video for Madeline Silberman’s song “Margaret” is an official selection for our festival this summer!

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Official Selection: Theatre

A new hairdresser styles an old client

This adorable short film with a twist ending was directed by Iván Ruiz Flores of Madrid, Spain.