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Saturday Night Shorts
2023, NR, U.S., Dramedy, 17 minutes
Director: Lloyd Lee Choi
Producer: Jon Hsu
Writer: Lloyd Lee Choi
Cast: Milinka Winata
Queenie, a precocious 7-year-old, brims with confidence and swagger. She fearlessly scours the subways and streets of New York City searching for ways to make a dollar. From basketball charity schemes to peddling roses, Queenie is relentless and unstoppable. But as we follow a day in her life, we ultimately wonder what Queenie's true intentions, are and why this little girl is working so hard on a school day.
They Grow Up So Fast
2022, PG-13, U.S., Comedy, 10 minutes
Director: John F. Beach
Producer: Martin Spanjers
Writer: John F. Beach
Cast: John F. Beach, Emily Althaus, Martin Spanjers, Madelynn Deason
When Brian meets Amy after a night out on the town, things move a little faster than he'd anticipated.
2022, NR, U.S., Comedy, 18 minutes
Director: Milana Vayntrub
Producer: Lisa Zambri
Writer: Marina Shifrin
Cast: Marina Shifrin, Rene Gube, Dimiter Marinov
A day after moving into her tiny dream house, Irina slips on a moving dolly, shattering her hip and breaking her arm. With her husband gone for a work trip, Irina’s cynical, Soviet father comes to save the day. But instead of wheeling her around when she needs it, he uses the opportunity to fix everything in the house—except their relationship.
2023, NR, U.S., Drama, 32 minutes
East Coast Premiere
Filmmakers in Attendance
Director: Danny Mooney
Producers: Dani Savka, Cameron Auble-Branigan, Danny Mooney
Writer: Cameron Auble-Branigan
Cast: Cameron Auble-Branigan, Pamela Guest, David Ury, Isabella Ward, Oscar Best, Jon Fiore, Eric Pierce
Based on the true story of former professional ballet dancer Cameron Auble-Branigan, Sandpaper is the story of an ambitious young dancer who suffers a devastating injury just after getting accepted into a prestigious ballet academy. With his identity hanging in the balance, he must impress the school’s director to earn back his spot — or say goodbye to his dream.