Student Filmmaker Showcase
A Collection of Short Films
I Don’t Know
2018, NR, USA, Drama, English, 4 minutes
Filmmakers in Attendance
Director: Molly E. Smith
Producer: Elizabeth Buzbee
Writer: Molly E. Smith
Cast: Samuel Isaiah Hunter, Sheryl Carbonell, Christian Patrick
Micah has graduated from high school and does not want to become just another statistic like his father. He examines his past choices and issues with the law through spoken word poetry. Micah decides that even though he doesn't have the answers to everything, he can determine his own future.
2017, NR, USA, Drama, English/Arabic/French, 18 minutes
English/Arabic/French with English Subtitles
Director: Dan Bronfeld
Producer: Elena Aksenova
Writers: Dan Bronfeld, Matthew Pancer
Cast: Karim Saleh and Gustavo Quiroz
An orphan boy has his humanity tested when his film director encourages him to give a violent performance that will blur the lines between fiction and reality.
2017, PG-13, USA, Documentary, English, 13 minutes
Directors: Nicholas Markart, Tyler Knutt
Producers: Nicholas Markart, Tyler Knutt
Cast: Lewis Grassrope, Judith Leblanc, Ray Taken Alive, Margaret Landin
In an examination of the Dakota Access Pipeline's effects on Native Americans in North and South Dakota, Native Americans from Standing Rock speak out on the pipeline, the repetition of history and their roles as protectors in an ongoing struggle for modern sovereignty.
2018, NR, USA, Drama, Spanish/English, 17 minutes
Spanish with English Subtitles
Director: Noah Canavan
Producers: Logan D. Cox, Yasmin Rahman, Noah Canavan
Writer: Noah Canavan
Cast: Danny Royce, Krystal Millie Valdes, George Capacete
The night after defecting from Cuba, a baseball player and his girlfriend are held up in a Mexican hotel room. Tensions rise as the two become claustrophobic in a frightening situation.
2018, G, USA, Animation, English, 8 minutes
Directors: Yamiset Trujillo, Jane Suarez
Writer: Kevin Diatezua
Cast: Carolyna Marin, Mary Sumner, Magdalena Munyon, Ryan Wiley, Royelle Williams, Kristen Petrakis, Yanet Rodriguez, Catherine Ha, Griselle Oliva, Jonathan de la Uz, Emily Edwards, Omar Alvarez
Fin, a wide-eyed, newly hatched sea turtle, finds himself on the illuminated beaches of Miami. It's a perilous time for a hatchling, with hazardous artificial light and debris at every turn. With the help of a caring celestial guide, Fin makes the daring trek from his nest to open seas.