Advanced Student Films:

Buckets

Directed By: Julia Jones

Buckets

A girl learns the brutal sacrifices it takes to satisfy her love.

Runtime: 0:13:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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Eat

Directed By: Austin Hughes

Eat

Allison, a troubled girl with an eating disorder, is held in involuntary confinement and must decide if she wants to continue being uncooperative with her psychologist, or put her urges behind her.

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Runtime: 0:6:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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Icarus

Directed By: Tom Teller

Icarus

When a Mars colony’s comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

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Runtime: 0:20:00

Screening: Friday, Sept. 29th

Time: 7:00PM

Theatre: Avalon Casino Theatre

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In a Quiet House

Directed By: Ian Surroz

In a Quiet House

After losing his ability to speak due to a recent stroke, a 74-year-old widower attempts to prove he can still care for himself and his dog. But in order to save their father and rebuild the family, his children may have to take away his only companion.

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Runtime: 0:13:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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Lockdown

Directed By: Max Sokoloff

Lockdown

When a high school misfit is taken hostage by a classmate with a gun, he must find common ground with the shooter in order to survive the perilous standoff.

Runtime: 0:15:00

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 30th

Time: 12:00PM

Theatre: Avalon City Hall

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Manners of Dying

Directed By: Bo-You Niou

Manners of Dying

Harry Parlington, the tired warden of a death row facility, convinces himself that every inmate he’s killed has died painlessly. This belief allows him to continue overseeing executions, a duty that takes a toll on his mind. Deep down, Parlington knows that he is lying to himself, which causes him to suffer emotionally beneath his cold facade.

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Runtime: 0:23:00

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 30th

Time: 12:00PM

Theatre: Avalon City Hall

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(Out)caste

Directed By: Shilpi Shikha Agrawal

(Out)caste

Dasi, a Dalit (“untouchable” caste) woman in a modern Indian desert village, dehydrates while manual scavenging, emptying dry non-flushing outdoor toilets for upper caste villagers. This leaves Amrita, her 11-year-old daughter, to finish this work and bring home the sustenance and water that they both need to keep surviving. Can Amrita do this without entering herself into this quietly violent cycle of abandonment?

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Runtime: 0:22:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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Somniloquy

Directed By: Darcy Conlan

Somniloquy

Over three nights, a paranoid sleep talker deprives himself of rest to avoid the accidental confession of his dark secrets to his loyal wife.

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Runtime: 0:20:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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St Elmo

Directed By: Emily Dynes

St Elmo

St Elmo is a drama set in a rural Australian town six months after a devastating bushfire. In the winter following the disaster, a father and teenage son struggle with the loss of their wife/mother.

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Runtime: 0:18:00

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 30th

Time: 12:00PM

Theatre: Avalon City Hall

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The Box

Directed By: Merve Cirisoglu Cotur

The Box

The happy life of a Syrian kid alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. The war changes not only lives, but also the role of his box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp full of dangers, and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.

Runtime: 0:07:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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THE TRANSFER

Directed By: Michael Grudsky

THE TRANSFER

Erez, an Israeli commissioned officer, and two other soldiers have been ordered to transfer a prisoner to Megiddo prison. Along the way, a conflict arises that forces the young officer to surpass himself in order to solve the situation.

Runtime: 0:22:00

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 30th

Time: 12:00PM

Theatre: Avalon City Hall

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Tick

Directed By: Elizabeth Archer

Tick

Wake up, go to work, repeat. One morning, a man wakes up on a beach to realize time has passed him by. He must make a decision: should he continue living his mundane, nine to five lifestyle…or break free from the clock?

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Runtime: 0:09:00

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 30th

Time: 12:00PM

Theatre: Avalon City Hall

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Trying to F**k: A Modern Day Romance

Directed By: Ashton Avila

Trying to F**k: A Modern Day Romance

A musical comedy about a quarter-aged white guy who sets out on a journey to sleep with as many women as possible via his dating app.

Runtime: 0:15:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept. 27th

Time: 6:00PM

Theatre: Lancer Auditorium

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