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Do Not Resuscitate

Hana Dahl | United States | 2016 | 6:00 English Two eccentric octogenarians develop a wild romance over a shared death wish. Their motto: live each day like it’s your last. USC Student Film Cast Shelly Kurtz Susan Fisher Producer Travis Reinders


Christopher Oliva | United States | 2016 | 18:43 A young man with big aspirations sets out on a very curious and unique path to realize his dream of becoming an astronaut. Unemployed and living with his single mother, Rupert Madurski must find a nice balance in a world without spacemen. Cast Scott Nelson Angela… Read more »

Girl, Wavering

Noriko Yuasa | Japan | 2015 | 20:00 Japanese with English Subtitles A heart that is shaken by empty reality. I draw a figure of a girl who desperately pursues something. Schoolgirl Mizuho who continues part-time work of dating site cherry. One day, I receive a message asking a man named Kenzo to help with… Read more »

What Is Your Brown Number?

Vinnie Ann Bose | India | 2016 | 4:31 The film talks about how in India everyone wants to be light-skinned, and how there is a sense of idealism and beauty associated with fair skin, whereas it is negativity and repulsion that is associated with dark skin. Producer Nilima Eriyat

The Orange Crayon

2017 | 3:08 Late at night on a table, a box of crayons spills over and the crayons come to life. Each one represents a different emotion an artist might feel and are personified through the stroke that each produces. The story zooms in on a confident cyan crayon, and an orange crayon afraid to… Read more »

Cut Bait

Robert Walkine | 2017 | 3:10 Proverb “You must fish, cut bait, or get out of the boat!” To put food on the table a father and son duo must venture out to sea to catch some fish. Cut Bait is an animated short that examines an estranged father-son relationship with the comedic aspect of… Read more »

This Modern Man Is Beat

Alex Merkin | United States | 2015 | 17:12 In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife. Cast Jordi Vilasuso Brad Greenquist Producer David J Schroeder

The Chicago Mixtape

Paola Piers-Torres | United States | 2016 | 27:49 Facebook Systemic violence has resulted in 784 homicides in Chicago in 2016. Violence has become the norm for many residents, leaving a bleak future. This film explores how arts programs provide an alternative. Through the story of 13-year-old Jalen, we enter into the world of spoken… Read more »

The Art Of Aping

Ananya Anil | India | 2017 | 4:49 Colonization, imperialization,  and globalization have left a deep Western imprint on us, Indians. While undermining our age-old methods, we have developed the mentality of following the West without thinking. The film talks about how Indians, today, are blindly copying from the West, aspiring to dissolve all the… Read more »


Robyn Killian | United States | 2017 | 6:02 On the verge of relapsing on heroin, after hearing his best friend died from an overdose, Devin Walters, a recovering addict struggles to find meaning in his life. He receives an unexpected visit that changes everything. Cast William Joseph Hill Christine Lenz Sam Rod