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52 – A TALE OF LONELINESS, 4min., USA, Animation

Directed by Johnny DePalma

Read by Patton Oswalt

Far beneath the beautiful sea, a unique whale sings a song that is all his own. Inspired by the incredible true story of the 52 Hz whale, “52 A Tale of Loneliness,” invites viewers on an underwater journey that is certain to be as unique as 52 himself.

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GATCHA, 3min., USA, Animation

Directed by Susan Huang, Stacy Moon, Nadya Sugiarto

A timid gacha toy who is next in line for being sacrificed to the gods attempts to run away from his fate.

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SUPER GENERIC, 2min,. USA, Animation

Directed by Di Lu

A character model sheet tries to change himself after getting critique from an instructor saying that he was “super generic”.

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LUZ, 8min., France, Animation

Directed by John Banana

Problems can cloud your vision, but the key to Cloudia’s happiness may be right under her nose.

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JUSTIN AN THE WERLOOBEE, 11min., USA, Animation

Directed by Ken Yoffe & Ellen Weisberg, John Vo

Based on the published book, FRUIT OF THE VINE (Weisberg and Yoffe, Waldorf Publishing, 2018). In JUSTIN AND THE WERLOOBEE, we meet Justin, a sensitive, introspective boy whose physical features and personality make him a convenient target for many of his cruel peers. One night, he wakes to find himself on a mysterious island, which is inhabited by a horde of bizarre creatures.

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DROWNING, 6min., USA, Animation

Directed by Tawanda Gona, Nick Canton

What is Stand Up with no crowd?

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ELIJAH’S DANCE, 7min., USA, Animation

Directed by Cooper Wood

The circumstances of Life can be a tantalizing reflection of Death’s inevitability. Elijah, a soldier who encounters Death itself- will soon learn which he has a stake in, and which he does not.

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Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent), 11min., USA, Animation

Directed by Mark Chavez

Going beyond the limitations of classical logic this film uses images as poetry to represent the quantum world. Using cultural icons to create visual metaphors to explore, and discover; to communicate the counterintuitive, and contradictory beauty of quantum physics.

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SWEET POTATOES, 30min., Mexico., Drama/History

Directed by Rommel Villa Barriga

1951, Mexico City. After synthesizing the main component of the contraceptive pill, young scientist Luis Miramontes deals with the religious and personal consequences of his groundbreaking invention.

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AMEND, 15min., USA, Drama

Directed by John Patrick Hayden

Healing demands sacrifice.

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DARK CLOUD, 15min., UK, Documentary

Directed by Jake Mason & Felix Wilding

The story of a First Nation man who suffered deeply as a result of his abduction and indoctrination by the Canadian government during the sixties scoop.

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LU VON LOSER, 8min., Germany, Web Series

Directed by Alice Gruia

Lu (32) is cynical, passive, angry, silly, a tough nut with a chronically extended middle finger and, in her own eyes, a loser. When she finds out she’s pregnant, she has no choice but to move back to her mother’s place. A dark comedy series in eight, 4- to 10-minute episodes, about a failing mother-to-be.

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