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Fri, Apr 23, 2021: 7:30 – 9:30pm PT

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Available from April 10 – May 10, 2021 approximately


Between 12:00 – 6:00pm on Sat & Sun, Apr 24 & 25, 2021

2021 WINNERS CELEBRATION – Sun. Apr 25, 2021

7:30pm – Presentation of all 2021 Awards & Prizes


PURE - SHORT NARRATIVE - Years after the air outside became unbreathable - two lovers face the odds in what's left of their home. Kiriana Stanton; Erin Eldershaw; Adrian Walters; Phi Hunyh; Kiriana Stanton, writer; America Young, director. Adult themes. USA

INTERCESSORS - FEATURE NARRATIVE - Allegory meets reality, as three women fight to survive personal turmoil and spiritual assault. Danielle Crumble; Nicole Ochoa; Teri Lee Johnston; Monica McSwain; Kat Hughes; Natasha Neary; Marlon Jones, writer/director. Adult themes. USA


Block of Short Narrative Films

10 MINUTES FOR A POUND - Pressures of life, combined with a spilt coffee, causes all hell to break loose at the laundromat. Jadey Duffield; Linda Louise Duan; Alan Rodriguez; Jady Duffield, writer; Jadey Duffield, Linda Louise Duan, directors. Kung fu fight action, adult language. UK

KARA THE INVINCIBLE - In a world where superheroes and super villains are sponsored, illegal vigilantes are left with two choices: Stay obscure or double down on the illegal by making bootleg promotional tapes. Kara wants to stop them. Shannon Costello; Andrew Figueroa; Jerry Campisi; Michael Capodiferro; David Clayton Jackson; Zach Heintz; Ben Floss, writer/director. Adult themes, graphic violence, adult language. USA

HAVE IT ALL - A mostly true story about one meeting, one baby, and one big myth. Katie Locke O'Brien; Huse Madhavji; Blake Silver; Chris Gross; Dior Gipson; Julian Holstein; Katie Locke O'Brien, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

ALLY 3000 - A tech start up CEO is presented with a new product designed to alleviate white guilt. Giovannie Espiritu; Letitcia LaBelle; Michael Ehrenberg; Kevin Duffin; Christopher Dukes; Giovannie Espiritu, writer/director. USA

A WOMAN'S TOUCH - When an aspiring, small town actress lands the audition of a lifetime, she must choose between giving the director what he wants and what he needs. Yvonne Isabella Heinrich; Maeve Sparrow; Kieth Yap; Josie Stanger - Jones; Michael Davis; Kellie Jennar, writer; Gareth Tillson, Margaret Anderson, directors. Adult themes. Australia

NOW YOU SEE US - Two actresses "of a certain age" compete fiercely for a role in a TV commercial, but as their audition approaches, the lifelong rivals begin to discover that they are in the presence of a much larger threat: A society that finds them invisible! Barbara Miluski; Caroline Ryburn; Leema Mitchell; Rochelle Slovin; Romina Schwedler, writer/director. Based on Barbara Miluski's play. Adult language. USA

BOY EATS GIRL - Two zombies meet cute while fighting over a dead woman’s intestines. Their brains have died...but not their hearts. Alex Ryan; Annie Abrams; Brandon W. Jones; Sarah Gurfield, director. Gory comic zombie violence. USA

FELLOWSHIP - A group of female directors show up to a studio fellowship expecting a chance to direct the next big blockbuster, only to find out the fellowship is actually a fight to the death. Adrienne Rose White; Lauren Shaw; Devyn LaBella; Jennifer Hasty; Aliee Chan; Monica Lopez; Devon Balsamo - Gillis, writer; Emma A Kazarian, director. Gory violence; adult themes, adult language. USA


SEVEN: THE SHORT FILM COMBATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - SHORT NARRATIVE - Kay, Tara, and Ruby are three survivors who bond while seeking revenge and help others out of a life they once knew. April Sutton; TC Rose; Kiea Houseton; Preston Tate, Jr.; Greg Poljacik; Kai Young ; Kiea Houseton, Writer/Producer;  David Bradburn, Director/Producer; Christian Litke, Stunt Coordinator/Producer. Adult themes, domestic violence. USA

SCENIC FIGHTS PRESENTS: MY FIGHT TRESA MAN - SHORT DOCUMENTARY - Tresa Man, eldest daughter to the late Grandmaster Joseph Man of Jun Mo Wing Chun Martial Arts Association and 3rd Generation to Grandmaster Ip Man, recalls how she overcame criticism by continuing to spread her father's Wing Chun teachings after his death. Tresa Man; Nicholas deGrazia and Julio Perez, writers/directors. USA

THE SUICIDE OF LILLIAN SELLERS - SHORT NARRATIVE - After the unexpected suicide of his cousin, a man investigates the mysterious circumstances. Brian Maierhofer; Angela Nordeng; R.D. Womack II; Amber Gould; Radhika Womack; R.D. Womack II, writer/director. Adult themes, language and violence. USA

FAYETTENAM - SHORT DOCUMENTARY - Throughout her adrenalized journey to the world championships of Muay Thai, Gianna Smith endures the unimaginable as she pushes herself beyond the breaking point of most athletes and fighters, standing strong at just 105 lbs. Gianna Smith; Gerald Ding, director. Adult language, martial arts violence. USA

WHAT DIDN'T KILL ME - SHORT NARRATIVE - You're walking home and you see something you shouldn't have... what if that something sees you? Savira Windyani; Michael S. Garcia; Madison Sanaye; Jesse Howland; Savira Windyani & Michael S. Garcia, writers; Jason Coulter, director. Graphic violence. Adult themes. USA

HUNTED - SHORT NARRATIVE - On a routine hunting trip in the woods, a young huntress soon discovers she is the one being hunted. Jessica Demasi; Jessica Demasi, co-writer; Joey Katches, co-writer/director. Violence, adult themes. USA

YOU TOO - SHORT NARRATIVE - A woman is followed on campus, until events take an uncommon turn. Courtney Radtke, Rachel Mumford; Sean Whalen; Minsun Park, co-writer; Teddy Tenenbaum, co-writer/director. Adult themes, intense situations. USA

MOMENT - SHORT NARRATIVE - Brutally attacked by three masked men on Halloween night, a homeless girl faces her worst nightmare... until time stops... and she meets two mysterious strangers who can't save her, but might help her save herself. Emelia Hellman; Patrick Abellard; Dayane Ntibarikure; Geoffrey Uloth, writer/director. Adult themes, violence. Canada


FIREWOMAN - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - Follows the work of five firewomen as they devote themselves to a most untraditional pursuit, and showcase two stages in a firefighter’s trajectory: the challenges of newbies who try to get hired by the Montreal Fire Department and life on the force as full - time squad members. Nancy Cloutier; Mélanie Drainville; Justine Forget; Anik St-Pierre; Karine Van de Walle; Richard Blackburn. co-writer/producer; Louise Leroux, co-writer/director. Adult themes. Subtitles. Canada


ROSE & RAVEN - SHORT NARRATIVE - A young girl befriends her deaf classmate and learns how to be confident in herself as she pursues her dreams. Through their experiences with each other, they learn how to communicate, not only through their speech barrier but on an honest and personal level. Veronica Argentieri; Jared DeBusk; Nicolas Alayo, writer/director. Adult themes. USA

RESURFACING - SHORT NARRATIVE - In order to heal herself, a young single mother must overcome the grief of losing her son. Her physiotherapist oversteps while trying to help a reluctant Cara with her mental state. An encounter with a stranger forces Cara to choose between living or drowning. Lisa Chandler, Doron Bell, Ignacio Serricchio, Garry Chalk, Sarah Smyth. Adult themes. Canada

ONE MOMENT(S) - SHORT DOCUMENTARY - She is an endurance mountain bike racer, a licensed professional counselor and a survivor of childhood sexual assault. Heather Russell; Tracy Ross, writer; Tomas Zuccareno, director. Adult themes. USA

VIOLIN SCRATCHES - SHORT DOCUMENTARY - Gaelynn Lea is a performer and activist. She doesn't let a disability get in the way of playing violin, writing a book, and doing TED Talks. Get a glimpse into her life, as she shares a traditional instrumental from Finland. Gaelynn Lea, performer; Rochelle Smith, interviewer and director. USA

IF I RISE - SHORT NARRATIVE - June is down, but not out. She’s just hit the mat, knocked down in her first Muay Thai bout. Gasping for breath, with the referee’s count echoing in her ears, she’s faced with a seemingly impossible challenge: Get back up. Francesca Ling; Lanny Joon; Roxy Vivien; Justin Schwan; Mark Nelson; Haley Leitman; Charles "Valhalla" Bisset; Ian Stoker - Long, writer/director. Adult themes, violence, adult language. USA

BLESSING - SHORT NARRATIVE - An expectant mother. Two intruders. And a boxing gym. Camelia Dee; Shamar Phillipe; Chris Cortez; Chris Rodway; Jenifer Yeuroukis, writer/director. Adult themes, violence, language. USA

RU - SHORT NARRATIVE - A mother-to-be driving through the night must find strength in adversity. Miriama McDowell; Richard Te Are; Sebastian Hurrell, writer; Awanui Simich-Pene, co-writer/director. Adult themes, violence and language. New Zealand

BAGHEERA - SHORT NARRATIVE - Bagheera, the determined leader of an Indian Girl Scout troop, is abducted by a brutal assailant and is more of a challenge than her abductor thought. Preeti Choudhury; Rajesh Balwani; Christopher R. Watson, writer/director. Adult themes, violence and language. Subtitles. India


Block of Short Narrative Films

THERESE - It is 1888 and Therese, a Bavarian botanist, undertakes a four month long expedition to Brazil. Anna Maria Sturm; Plinio Soares; Katharina Leonore Goebel; Raphael Dwinger; Fabiana Serpa, writer/director.  Adult themes.  Subtitles.  Germany

GLASS DARKLY - In 1941 Holland, two Dutch sisters must resort to prostitution to deal with the turmoil of their Nazi-occupied town. Heavenly Reyna; Tori Griffith; Benjamin Schnau; Dillon Ford; Brian Bentz; Dave Penner & Eli Chance, writers/directors. Adult themes, graphic violence. Subtitles. USA

EMBLEM - When a genetically enhanced Latina soldier is dispatched on a mission to retrieve a package, she discovers that she's been misled. Feeling betrayed she must decide between completing the assignment or following a new path. Katalina Viteri; Cruz Gonzalez - Cadel; Peter Armendáriz; Breck Robinson; Felipe Camacho; Luz M. Letamendi, co-writer; Eduardo Letamendi, co-writer/director. Adult themes; violence and language. USA

A BLOSSOM IN THE NIGHT - When a young woman is on the run from a dystopian government that is selling low-income citizens into slavery, she has to decide whether she has the strength to fight when her brother is kidnapped. Brittany Giles, Junior Nyong'o'; Leonard A. Thomas; Richard Gretsky, writer; Tayo Amos, "story by" and director. Adult themes. USA

RUEFUL WARRIOR - Alien soldier Yalalia finds herself caught up in a conflict of moral and physical standings with a group of soldiers from Earth. Her integrity is tested to the limit as she desperately attempts to maintain peace at all costs. Michelle Fahrenheim; Oliver Park; Claire Cartwright; James Ballanger; Christina Forrest; Simon Pengelly; Mark Owen, writer/director. Adult themes, intense fight action violence. UK


THE FASTEST WOMAN OF ALL TIME - SHORT DOCUMENTARY - This story touches on the life and death of Florence Griffith Joyner, the fastest woman of all time. Setting both the 100 meter and the 200 meter world record, she was an absolute force. Florence Griffith Joyner; Al Joyner; Jeanette Bolden; Alice Brown; Bob Kersee; Edward Vasquez, writer/director. USA

BEYOND DRIVEN - FEATURE DOCUMENTARY - An exhilarating and heart - pumping exploration of formula one pioneer, Lella Lombardi, the first female driver to win world championship points, and the burning legacy she has left behind. Tatiana Calderon; Carmen Jorda; Vicky Piria; Beitske Visser; Alice Powell; Amna Al Qubaisi; Giovanna Amat; Riyaana Hartley, Vincent Tran, writers/directors. USA

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