Student Filmmaker Showcase
2021, NR, US, Romantic Comedy, 12 minutes
Director: Samiksha Thakur
Producers: Cesar Ovalles, Samiksha Thakur
Writers: Daisy Levine, Samiksha Thakur
Cast: Lucy Baron, Nyere Riley, Naima Idrissi, Ashely Mejia, Jovy Mariano
Jane lands a date with a boy — a typical high school romance. But come date night, Jane receives a mysterious handwritten note in a fortune cookie.
2020, NR, US, Animation, 2 minutes
Director and Writer: Jake Yun
Engaged in an epic battle that seems limitless, two determined competitors up the ante until we wonder where it will end.
Down Seafaring Way
2021, G, US, Drama, 8 minutes
French with English Subtitles
Directors: Roxy Morris, Sophia Lee, Shiva Kansagara, Meia Voss
Producer: Andrew Norbeck, Brad Kester
Writer: Roxy Morris
Cast: Tess Maretz, Sophie Maretz
On a cool evening, two sisters walk down an empty street when they realize everything is not as it seems.
2021, PG, US, Documentary, 4 minutes
Directors, Producers and Writers: Grace Shao, Shailee Sankhala
The story of how Laurie and Mary Ellen Park saved their beloved plant nursery during the 2020 Bond Fire in Southern California — and how the power of family held them together.
2019, PG-13, US, Drama, 10 minutes
Director: Joshua Bowen
Producer: Margaret Morale
Writer: Joshua Bowen
Cast: Abby Thomas, Rick Jansen, Joshua Bowen
In the wake of a recent accident, Selia must overcome her physical challenges in order to achieve mental serenity.
Stay on the Line for Further Assistance
2021, R, US, Dark Comedy, 5 minutes
Director: Ashlynn Judy
Producer: Nhan Le
Writer: Ashlynn Judy
Cast: Chambers Stevens, Alexander Pont, Ashlynn Judy
When a lazy telemarketer accidentally calls an active kidnapping case, confusion and chaos ensue as he tries his best to save the hostage.
2021, PG, US, Animation, 7 minutes
Chinese with English Subtitles
Directors, Producers and Writers: Hsiu Hsiu Lin, Minori Uemura
When a Chinese grandmother is introduced to her granddaughter’s Japanese fiancé, memories of trauma suffered at the hands of Japanese soldiers resurface, and she is forced to face her past.
2021, PG, US, Documentary, 8 minutes
Director: Hollis Rosenkranz
Producer: Hollis Rosenkranz
Writer: Hollis Rosenkranz
Cast: Dr. Alan Chambers, Stephanie Webb, Landon Watford
Vanilla may be the world’s favorite flavor, but its story is anything but plain.
Ruff and Buff
2021, NR, US, Comedy, 3 minutes
Director and Writer: Mee Huh
Harmony dreams of winning a dog show with her tiny dog, Thor. Unfortunately, Thor has something else in mind.
Gretel + Hansel: A New Musical
2020, NR, US, Musical, 9 minutes
Director: Alex Preston
Producers: Alex Preston, Dany Flores
Writers: Alex Preston, Brad Brass, Cari Joy
Cast: Sarah Charles Lewis, Joseph Mason, Sophie Decker
When Gretel is discovered stealing her witch stepmother’s spell book, she and her skeptical brother, Hansel, set out on a quest to find their mother — and to uncover the mysterious truth about their family.
Legend of the Claw
2021, G, US, Animation, 2 minutes
Director and Writer: Shailyn Farmer
After winning a plushie in an arcade game, a young girl comes face to face with a vengeful, monstrous claw machine, bent on reclaiming the toy. The girl must steel herself with courage if she is to save her plushie.
2021, NR, US, Drama, 22 minutes
North American Premiere
Hindi with English Subtitles
Director: Surya Ranganathan
Producers: Mrithula Chetlur, Navaneeth Balasubramanian
Writer: Surya Ranganathan
Cast: Anud Singh Dhaka, Nikhil Kedia, Nithin Ram, Nagarajan Lingam, PD Sathish Chandra, Akshay Yesodharan, Shravan Ramakrishnan
Imprisoned after uniting to protest against the British salt tax in India, several inmates are left to fight their internal struggles of class and caste.