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United States | Comedy | 10 min
Director: Jason Robinson, Chris Hooper
Writer: Jason Robinson
Producer: Jason Robinson, Chris Hooper
Cast: Paul Bartholomew
A once promising 90's pop star and his boy band reunite for his daughter's elementary school Career Day and go viral.
Australia | Drama | 13 min
Director/Writer: Bonnie Sveen
Producer: Bonnie Sveen
Cast: Bonnie Sveen, Willow Rose Farmer
Riley has a screen addiction... until a strange babysitter (Kat) appears, pushing Riley to face her compulsions. In a warped and chaotic evening, Kat wants to show Riley that beyond her fears, she holds the power of the universe.
A Mole In Time
United Kingdom | Animated | 24 min
Director: Leon Joosen
Writer: Leon Joosen, Tony Nottage
Producer: Tony Nottage
Cast: Warwick Davis, Jessica Henwick, Stanley Tucci
It’s the anniversary of Moley becoming the keeper of Manny, and Dotty, with a little help from her Uncle Mishmosh, goes back in time to see what she had missed before she came to MoleTown.
Canada | Drama | 27 min
Producer: Jen Araki, Yvonne Chapman, Henry Hayhurst-France
Cast: Yvonne Chapman, Azriel Dalman, Nicole Munoz
In a violent, dystopian future, a single mother attempts to grow a dragon fruit sprout so she can one day sell it for cash.
Canada | Drama | 12 min
Director/Writer: Dakota Daulby
Producer: Harrison Houde
Cast: Harrison Houde, Yssa Mei Panganiban
In a world where vampires coexist with society, "Vance" is a captivating love story that follows an ordinary vampire's transformative journey when he encounters a spirited human, sparking a profound exploration of life's true meaning.
Turkey | Drama | 15 min
Director/Writer: Merve Gezen
Producer: Defne Gezen
Cast: Adem Çeliktop, Cafer Varli, Baran Karadeli
An ordinary day in the life of 9 years old Adem who helps support his family by collecting from the garbage papers and plastics to sell.
United States | Animation | 5 min
Director: Kenzie Sutton
Strange birthday gifts hinder a woman’s ability to be present in her life
Egypt | Fantasy | 15 min
Director: Dibo Dibo
Writer: Dibo, Marawan Tarek Hafez. Sara Gaafar
Producer: Yara Mazen, Hatem Tag
Cast: Ola Roushdy, Omar El Kerm, Shahd El Shater
Amaal, in Arabic, means hopes. At a time far off in the future, in order for anyone to have a dream or a hope achieved, they have to go and apply at the Holding Company for Dreams Fulfillment. While this company was started in good faith and to support people to reach their goals, things have taken a different turn.
Belgium | Animation | 15 min
Director: Cedric Igodt, David Van de Weyer
Writer: Brigitte Minne
Producer: Cedric Igodt, Lachezar Velinov
Cast: Pixie De Winter, Maja Van Honsté, Kato Haes
Rosemary, a young fairy, leads a boring life at the fairytale castle. She’d rather be a witch so she can scream, fly on brooms and get really messy. Unfortunately her mother strongly disagrees, so Rosemary decides to run off to the mysterious witch forest.
United States | Drama | 7 min
Director: Karl Stelter
Writer: Hussain Pirani
Producer: Karl Stelter
Cast: Jessica Morris, Matthew Pohlkamp, Chase Mullins
When a mother’s AI-generated memories clash with reality, she must confront her past for the sake of her future
Canada | Horror | 13 min
Director: Jason Wan Lim, R. Trevor Griffiths
Writer: James Dashner
Producer: Jason Wan Lim, R. Trevor Griffiths, Amy Griffiths
A young couple on vacation rent a house in a small town only to receive repeated warnings from locals to leave before rainy season begins. When the couple ignores the vague warnings, they find out the precipitation has nothing to do with the weather.
Every Two Weeks
Egypt | Drama | 19 min
Director/Writer: Aya Elhussieny
Producer: Rania Zahra, Hadi Gafaar
Cast: Toqaa Emad
As she prepares for a date with a man she met on a dating app, Gamila, who doesn’t always find herself beautiful, is confronted with her society’s indirect policing of her looks.
Kazakhstan | Horror | 10 min
Director: Thomas Calvin Schultz
Writer: Thomas Calvin Schultz, Madina Baimakhanova
Producer: Thomas Calvin Schultz, Madina Baimakhanova
Cast: Mika Saruar, Erasyl Abdrazakov, Asya Baimakhanova
Sara, a struggling artist who discovers a unique pencil that can solve all her problems. But her dreams turn into a nightmare when a malevolent demonic creature from Kazakh legends gets unleashed.
Secrets Are For Best Friends Only
Sweden | Drama | 15 min
Director/Writer: Jonas Moberg
Producer: Jonas Moberg, Lars Erlandh
Cast: Ester Bertilsson, Hans Christian Thulin
Eleven-year-old Elsa would also like to start riding so that she could spend more time with her best friend Hedvig in the stable, but instead Elsa often is home alone as her father quite often has to works late evenings.
United States | Animation | 9 min
Director/Writer: Linda Wingerter
Producer: Linda Wingerter, Alex Griffin, Jessica Simon
A quiet bus ride home from the city library turns into an aural nightmare for a book-reading commuter. With every stop the bus fills with people and sounds, becoming a chaotic cacophony joyful to everyone but her.
United States | Documentary | 13 min
Director/Writer: Steven Ascher
Producer: Steven Ascher, Jeanne Jordan
Cast: Steven Ascher
LOOKING FORWARD, by Oscar-nominee Steven Ascher explores through AI imagery the experience of living in a dangerous world. It asks, Does how you feel about the future change how your life unfolds?
United States | Drama | 14 min
Director/Writer: Le Chau
Producer: Le Chau
Cast: Seth Allyn Austin, Ropbert Fleet, Diem Truong
In 1972, during a fight in the Vietnam War, Captain Hunter is badly wounded and found by a Viet Cong medic, Lan. The act of kindness from Lan saves Hunter, but it causes a great price. Hunter lives but drowns himself in grief and pain. The story shifts when his battle buddy's ghost visits him.
A Close Encounter
United States | Comedy | 15 min
Director: Adam Linkenhelt
Writer: Douglas Olsson
Producer: Douglas Olsson
Cast: Douglas Olsson, Rachel Alig, Rebecca Ritz