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MICRO-SHORT FILMS-10 Min or Less

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AMARYLLIS
Directed by
DEWAYNE AUSTIN

Experimental

Crafted time lapse of birth and death of an amaryllis


NOMINEE: Best Experimental

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BEQUEATHED
Directed by
MICHAEL MCCALLUM

Horror, Sci-Fi

A man is given a package that his recently deceased father wanted him to have.

NOMINEE: Best Horror

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BREATHE
Directed by
AUSTIN SMITH


After the fall of society due to a viral toxin that has caused the air to become nearly unbreathable, one survivor goes to find his wife, while leaving evidence of his intentions.

NOMINEE: Best Student

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CAPTAIN TRAER SMILES AT THE STARS
Directed by DAMIAN LAHEY

Sci-fi

A fearless captain finds herself adrift in space.

NOMINEE:Best Sci-Fi

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CLOWN COLLEGE
Directed by WENDY KEELING

Horror, Dark Comedy

About a coed overcoming the memories of an overbearing father.

NOMINEE:Best Horror

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CLUB CITY
Directed by GINO TERRELL

Action, Comedy

A Detective is sent in to go undercover at a nightclub to take down Club City's owner ROC, who has been suspected of peddling drugs.

NOMINEE:Best Drama

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COMPARE AND CONTRAST
Directed by SIMON MATTHEWS

Animation


Aidan and Eva help Jasper the monkey find his mother at the zoo, all the while learning about the different animals that live there.

NOMINEE: Best Student

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DEAD EVOLUTION: Chapter 1
Directed by WESLEY JOHNSON

Zombie Horror

During the day, a team of 7 renegade expatriates must make a stand for the sake of humanity in a tired apocalyptic land.

NOMINEE: Best Horror

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DOWNTOWN
Directed by DEWAYNE AUSTIN

Experimental

Time Lapse of downtown San Francisco.

NOMINEE: Best Experimental

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FAR FROM EXCEPTIONAL
Directed by MARK DATUIN


Juliet and Brandon meet at an office for an important interview, but they quickly start to question who between them is actually interviewing who.

NOMINEE: Best Drama

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FARMER JOHN V THE WORLD: NO PAIN, NO JUSTICE
Directed by BRENT S. DUNCAN

Silent Pantomine Comedy

Farmer John searches for justice against the world of outdoor chores. However, without pain there can be no justice.

NOMINEE:Best Experimental

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FINAL STOP
Directed by CAMERON TUCKER


Homeless veteran discovers the abandoned train car he sleeps in is haunted by the spirit of a woman who passed away on her trip to a Japanese American WW2 interment camp.

NOMINEE:Best Drama

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FREAK
Directed by HENRY VANDER HILL

Drama

Tobi struggles to put his life together while haunted by a childhood trauma. He tries to get close to a woman he cares about, but his OCD gets in the way. His students ridicule him for his inability to show up to class on time. Tobi is forced to face his fear of opening up when his best friend, Noah, discovers what is wrong.

NOMINEE:Best Drama

G-I

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GAME NIGHT
Directed by RYAN GILMER


When a group of colleagues erroneously attend a game night instead of the planned cocktail party things take a turn for the worse.

NOMINEE:Best Comedy

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HELLO MOTHER: HELLO DAUGHTER
Directed by CHRIS CORL

Drama

An ordinary night spent watching television soon turns sour as a conversation between a mother with dementia and her daughter spirals out of control.

NOMINEE:Best Student

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HELPING HAND
Directed by AUSTIN SMITH

Romantic Comedy

A young man, with the help of a unique friend, just wants to ask out the barista that he sees everyday before work. Can he gain the confidence to do so, or will he let his fear be the best of him.

NOMINEE:Best Student Animation

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I AM HE WHO CREATED HIMSELF
Directed by EMMA PENAZ EISNER

Experimental Animation

Joining with his shadow, the first God creates himself, the progenitor of humanity.

NOMINEE:Best Experimental

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IN EVERYONE'S EYES
Directed by LLOYD FROST


Will life in Cuba every change? Filmed in Cuba__following the death of Fidel Castro.

NOMINEE: Best Music Video

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IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
Directed by CHRIS OZ MCINTOSH

Romance Drama

When a woman is given the worst news of her life, she is faced with a decision: tell her family, or spare them and carry the burden herself.

NOMINEE: Best Romance
NOMINEE: Best OK Soil

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IN SYNC
Directed by EDDIE SHIEH

Romance Drama

A young couple walk a fine line while thriving in an open marriage until they catch each other breaking their own rules.

NOMINEE:Best Romance

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IN THE BLOOD
Directed by REGINA BANALI

Western Comedy

In the old west, Sartana rides into town to score some cash, form a gang and settle a score.

NOMINEE: Best Western
NOMINEE: Best Comedy

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INCOMPARABLE
Directed by JERIEL YORDAN

Drama

Leah, a 13-year-old girl that loves to dance, but has very low self-esteem and is constantly comparing herself to girls until she meets Sarah, a 23-year-old vlogger who helps Leah discover her incomparable worth.

NOMINEE:Best Student

L-O

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LAST WORDS
Directed by ALAN CHRIEST

Drama

On his way to school on a snowy day, Billy is rehearsing his speech on rampage school shootings.

NOMINEE:Best Drama

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LEAVING TO LIVE
Directed by DAVID RODRIGUES

Family Drama



On Dec. 24 in the middle of the afternoon, Alexandria, 35 makes an important decision that will change her life. Leaving her marital home with her 7 year old daughter. She asks her to make a promise to say nothing to her father.

NOMINEE:Best Domestic Violence Awareness

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LOVE IS MAGIC
Directed by DANIEL ROSALES

Animation

"Mago" the magician is struggling to make ends meet. After an extremely disappointing evening, he comes home to find his assistant is not exactly faithful. What happens next is pure magic.

NOMINEE:Best Comedy

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LOW ROAD
Directed by
MICHAEL MCCALLUM

Road Trip Drama

A man seeks revenge for the murder of his wife and goes to great lengths to even the score.

NOMINEE:Best Drama

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MASON AND JAY SAVE THE WORLD
Directed by JOHN WOOSLEY


When two young brothers swipe their father's drone and take it for a joy ride, they make a surprising discovery.

NOMINEE:Best Comedy

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MURPHY'S AQUA VEHICLE
Directed by
MATTHEW BRINKLEY

Animation

Children's story.

NOMINEE:Best Student Animation

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NIGHTMARE IN PARADISE
Directed by ROBERT KIRK

Film about an emigre from Kansas named Willard Thaddeus Fillmore who has a nightmare about trying to run a business in California. Things go from bad to worse when a Wazeri Immigrant Transgender cross-dresser shows up for a job interview. Willard's nightmare is based on actual California law.

NOMINEE:Best Comedy

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NOBODY'S HOME
Directed by FRITZ ROBINSON

Romance Comedy

A couple leaves their home in the care if a twisted relative and they question their decision.

NOMINEE:Best Romance

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ONCE UPON A TIME
Directed by GEORGE WADA

Music Video

A look at coming to America and the hopes and dreams of the travelers. Still the land of opportunities.

NOMINEE:Best Music Video

P-S

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PLIGHT
Directed by ETHAN GRAY

Sci-Fi Drama

Captain Jones and Tess Maydalen have been in their spaceship for months. they are on a mission to find a new home for earth. Tension rises when Jones reveals a disturbing and violent truth about their mission.

NOMINEE:Best Sci-FI

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PROOF
Directed by DOUG PHILLIPS

Romance Crime Drama

A couple's life is turned upside down by a home invasion and kidnapping.

NOMINEE:Best Romance

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SAFELIGHT
Directed by JOE VANAUKEN

Comedy

Romania 1970, An unlikely pair are smuggling valuable contraband from the west, but after an accident in their secret lab, they're going to have to improvise.

NOMINEE:Best Comedy

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SUMMONED
Directed by RUSSELL WHALEY

Horror, Mystery

An ancient summoning ritual is being revived in order to cleanse the earth of the worst that dwell among us.

NOMINEE:Best Horror

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THE LOST MAN
Directed by AUSTIN SMITH

Western

After the death of his friends, a lone traveler is questioned by two men over the events that took place and his actions that followed.

NOMINEE: Best Student
NOMINEE: Best Western

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THE MONSTER WITHIN
Directed by RYAN GILMER

Romance Horror

Everybody has secrets hidden within when Henry Donovan first meets Aviana under the starts everything starts innocently enough.

NOMINEE: Best Horror

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THE (NON) INTERVIEW
Directed by RYAN GILMER

Guy Manly got his job back and is off the juice
However, the Koreans, big bugs and a ripped Asian guy are on the loose.

The sports desk is a mess and Entertainment reporting is lacking, yet a copy cat hacker is on the loose and Guy Manly might have to return to the sauce to survive the night.

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THE NOT SO GOOD PILOT
Directed by RUSS FRY


It is taking a greater collaborated effort from more and more financial backers and studios to produce a movie of epic proportions. Furthermore, in order to insure financial success, a movie needs to use the multi-talents of a super star, who can direct and write as well as act. The Not So Good Pilot is what is in store for movie goers if this trend continues.

NOMINEE: Best Experimental

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THE SEARCH FOR THE INNER GROVE HEIGHTS MOTHFOOT
Directed by
JENNIFER NEVERDAL

Horror

Examine the myth, the facts, the sexual innuendo that is Mothfoot.

NOMINEE: Best Horror

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THE UNTELLING
Directed by RUSSELL WHALEY


After news of his Grandfather's death, Henry must travel to Maryland and take care of family business. He soon discovers more to his past than he could ever forget.

NOMINEE:Best Family Drama

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WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?
Directed by RYAN GILMER

Experimental

Alan Smithee is just trying to make a film. Tom Ventura is just trying to document the process.

NOMINEE:Best Experimental

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE
Directed by JORDAN WILSON

Romance Drama

When a homeless man accosts Kelsey, Kent comes to her rescue. After a round of drinks as thanks, Kent and Kelsey find themselves in am alleyway. The two share a kiss but Kent tries to go further. When he becomes assaulter instead of rescuer, the homeless man steps in to rescue Kelsey.

NOMINEE: Best Student
NOMINEE: Best Domestic Violence Awareness
NOMINEE: Best OK Soil

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ZOE AND NED NINNIVINNY
Directed by SIMON MATTHEWS

Animation

Zoe does not like Ned Ninnivinny - not one bit. Can she learn to make peace with and even befriend her biggest enemy?

NOMINEE:Best Student Animation