U.S. Shorts:

Ablution

Directed By: Omar Al Dakheel

Ablution

The Bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

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Runtime: 00:15:00

Screening: Wednesday, Sept 26th

Time: 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Theatre: Courtyard Marriott

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An Act of Terror

Directed By: Ashley Brim

An Act of Terror

The true story of Virginia Christian, a 16-year-old African American girl accused of murder in the Jim Crow South.

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Runtime: 00:16:07

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre: ACC THEATRE- CATALINA

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Angel of Anywhere

Directed By: James Kicklighter

Angel of Anywhere

An empathetic stripper plays therapist to the many damaged clientele and co-workers who frequent the popular Anywhere Bar.

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Runtime:  0:16:00

Screening: Wednesday September 26th

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Theatre: Courtyard Marriott- Downtown Long Beach

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Citizen

Directed By: Robert Bracker

Citizen

A female Border Patrol Agent’s 8-month pregnant sister gets deported and she must choose between her job and her family.

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Runtime: 00:15:00

Screening: Wednesday September 26th

Time: 4:00pm- 6:00pm

Theatre: Courtyard Marriott- Downtown Long Beach

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Day of Reckoning

Directed By: Jeff Wolfe

Day of Reckoning

A young woman seeking retribution for the murder of her sister uncovers a much more sinister operation. She makes it her mission to avenge her sister’s death and punish all those responsible for the criminal enterprise, but vengeance has a price.

Runtime: 00:25:30

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:30am- 1:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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Deep Dish Apocalypse

Directed By: David Codeglia

Deep Dish Apocalypse

As a zombie-riddled Los Angeles erupts in chaos, two co-workers bump into each other beneath the city on an abandoned subway platform. One of them makes a confession, the other makes a move, and both try to escape alive.

Runtime: 00:08:41

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Theatre: City Hall- Catalina

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Disorder

Directed By: Nicholas Davidoff

Disorder

In a world where millions of children a year are diagnosed with mental illnesses and carelessly prescribed dangerous psychiatric drugs, this is the story of one boy and how it all goes tragically wrong.

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Runtime: 00:20:40

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Theatre: CITY HALL- Catalina

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Diwa

Directed By: Aina Dumlao & Bru Muller

Diwa

An unflinching look at the plight of immigrants victimized by violent crimes and the obstacles they face – told thru the eyes of one victim.

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Runtime: 00:18:00

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:30am- 1:00pm

Theatre:  The Overlook- Catalina

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Fevah

Directed By: Randall Dottin

Fevah

A heartbroken single mom is about to plunge into a new relationship when her child’s missing father returns with a secret.

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Runtime: 00:12:30

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 1:30pm- 3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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FIVE MINUTES

Directed By: Justine Bateman

FIVE MINUTES

A progressive elementary school’s “parenting class” takes an unexpected dramatic turn.

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Runtime: 00:09:30

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

Theatre: City Hall- Catalina

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I Got This

Directed By: Erik Bork

I Got This

Doting dad Chris learns that the three-year-old girl he’s been helping to raise isn’t his — not only that, but her mother doesn’t want to marry him, and might move out of town with the child, feeling she has no better options. He convinces her to try to figure out who the real father is.

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Runtime: 00:22:28

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Theatre: City Hall- Catalina

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In The Field

Directed By: Tesia Walker

In The Field

In The Field follows an ambitious local reporter, John Landon, who witnesses a police-related shooting of a black girl outside a toy store on Christmas Eve. John is tasked with interviewing the girl’s family to get the scoop that will bring him national fame.

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Runtime: 00:14:22

Screening: Wednesday, September 26th

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Theatre: Courtyard Marriott- Downtown Long Beach

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Internet Gangsters

Directed By: Sam Friedlander

Internet Gangsters

Two New York hitmen sent to whack an informant hiding in Los Angeles discover technology is the Mob’s real enemy.

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Runtime: 00:06:00

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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KILL AL

Directed By: Walter Brandes & Renée Stork

KILL AL

In an environment where androids are met with hostility and outrage by human beings, “Kill Al” tells the story of Femtel 216 and Femtel 303, two female synthetic beings confined to work in a sub-basement of an auditing firm.

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Runtime: 00:21:51

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Theatre: City Hall- Catalina

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Laboratory Conditions

Directed By: Jocelyn Stamat & Joe Russell

Laboratory Conditions

A physician investigating a missing patient disrupts an illegal experiment.

Runtime: 00:16:48

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Theatre: Avalon Theatre

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Last Meal

Directed By: Lula Fotis

Last Meal

When a famous chef becomes obsessed with preparing the last meal for a notorious serial killer, both men discover the rock bottoms of their own egos.

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Runtime: 0:14:45

Screening: Wednesday, September 26th

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Theatre: Courtyard Marriott- Downtown Long Beach

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Miscreant

Directed By: Rocky Ramsey

Miscreant

Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

Runtime: 0:10:45

Screening: Friday, Sept. 28th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook

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Mixed Signals

Directed By: Tracie Laymon

Mixed Signals

A man and a woman misunderstand each other.

Runtime: 00:7:00

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theatre

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No Returns

Directed By: Youwen Ma

No Returns

An 18-year-old American adoptee travels to China to meet her birth mother for the first time, seeking an answer to her lifelong question: “Why did you give me up?”

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Runtime: 0:14:46

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC THEATRE- Catalina

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No Trace

Directed By: Miranda Sajdak

No Trace

An undercover cop robs a bank for the mob, only to find herself on the run from her own former partners.

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Runtime: 0:09:27

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook

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Ovum

Directed By: Luciano Blotta

Ovum

Far off in the recesses of a secluded coast, an isolated fisherman makes a discovery that will change his life forever

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Runtime: 0:17:08

Screening: Saturday, Sept. 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theatre

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Parts & Labor

Directed By: Benjamin Galland

Parts & Labor

Greg is a builder of vintage motorcycles. Clean and sober, he’s made a truce with the demons of his violent past. But now Tim, the son he abandoned long ago, is back from a prison term, bringing years of pain and resentment with him. Father a

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Runtime: 0:21:40

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Theatre: The Overlook

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Perfectly Natural

Directed By: Victor Alonso-Berbel

Perfectly Natural

For Wanda and Zach, Future Families is a lifetime opportunity: a virtual parenting system that gives their baby access to a better life. But they soon realize this technology may come at a higher cost.

Runtime: 0:13:44

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Theatre: City Hall- Catalina

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Planet

Directed By: Bill Sebastian

Planet

A husband buys his wife a planet for their anniversary. Five years later, they find the national space agency at their door.

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Runtime: 0:10:28

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theatre

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Rewind

Directed By: Luis Tovar

Rewind

An homage to the Chaplin and Keaton films of the 1920s, a lonesome man finds love in an unexpected place and must take a drastic measure to win her heart.

Runtime: 0:06:00

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theatre

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Rider

Directed By: Aaron Wasserteil

Rider

After an altercation between a rideshare driver and his passenger, the night quickly takes an unexpected turn.

Runtime: 0:08:03

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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Sac de Merde

Directed By: Greg Chwerchak

Sac de Merde

Based on a true story, “Sac de Merde” tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she spends the night with the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally.

Runtime: 0:13:27

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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SAM DID IT

Directed By: Dominic Burgess

SAM DID IT

Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol… the only problem is, Sam works in a hospital morgue… and his idol is dead

Runtime: 0:10:22

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:30am-1:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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Silence Please!

Directed By: Paola Trulin

Silence Please!

After a long and tiresome journey over treacherous roads, all our exhausted traveler desires is a good night sleep but it turns out that the elegant and peculiar house he is staying in has other plans for him.

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Runtime: 0:11:11

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC THEATER

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Son to Son

Directed By: Taron Lexton

Son to Son

A late-night meeting between a father and son reveals an insidious secret lurking beneath the surface. What began as an innocent habit has led to the most deadly—and unexpected—epidemic in modern history. One conversation could mean the difference between life or death.

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Runtime: 0:08:27

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook- Catalina

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Sound of Love

Directed By: Sean Geisterfer

Sound of Love

A young couple record a song for their unborn child.

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Runtime: 0:12:57

Screening: Friday, September 28th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theatre

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The Last Ten Seconds

Directed By: Michael Mike Canon

The Last Ten Seconds

A teenage girl crashes through the last ten seconds of her life, while her family remembers her last ten years, and tells us what really happened in the crash.

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Runtime: 0:12:59

Screening: Thursday, September 27th

Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Theatre: Art Theater- Downtown Long Beach

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This is Home

Directed By: Meko Winbush

This is Home

A coming-of-age story about a 10 year old boy realizing just how flawed his parents really are, as their drinking continues to be a constant distraction.

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Runtime: 0:17:53

Screening: Saturday, September 29th

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Theatre: ACC Theater – Catalina

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Wandering Eyes

Directed By: Makan Talayeh

Wandering Eyes

Betrayed victims of infidelity cross paths in an unexpected way.

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Runtime: 0:14:57

Screening: Friday, September 29th

Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Theatre: The Overlook

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