2017 | USA | 19 minutes
Director: Danielle Katvan
Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.
2017 | USA | 11 minutes
Directors: Mark Billeci, Eric Stern
In the future, human connection feels like something completely different – it’s full of unspoken texture. This short romantic comedy takes viewers on a journey into the world of wireless communication, circa 2085, where electronic devices are the exclusive source of communication in public spaces.
2017 | United Arab Emirates | 30 minutes
Director: Jim Savio
As Dr. Ibrahim nears retirement he finds himself haunted by the stories of his patients and a secret he never should have kept. He still mourns the death of his young son and is addicted to the news. In an unexpected altering of reality, he discovers that sometimes you have live without hope, but not without love.
2017 | USA | 13 minutes
Directors: Rob Hampton, John Morgan
Producers: Rob Hampton, John Morgan
1970’s teenagers Rob Hampton and John Morgan filmed Super 8 epics while growing up in New England. Decades later, these mini-blockbusters gained a whole new audience once they hit the Internet, attracting the attention of numerous major websites. In this delightfully nostalgic documentary the two men recount all the fun, ingenuity, and mischief of their childhood filmmaking adventures–a time when dinosaurs, aliens, and killer sharks ruled the backyard!
2017 | USA | 86 minutes
Directors: Talya Tibbon, Joshua Bennett
Producers: Talya Tibbon, Joshua Bennett, Maro Chermayeff, Jeff Dupre,
Cinematographer: Axel Baumann
Editors: Howard Sharp, Emma Morris, Oren Sarch
A compelling, ground-level immersion into the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time, Sky & Ground accompanies the Nabi clan, a large, extended Syrian-Kurdish family, who have been forced from their home in bombed-out Aleppo, Syria and into the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia. Together, they must painstakingly make their way to a place they can once again call “home”. Their goal is Berlin, where they will reunite with family members and seek asylum, but first they must make the arduous and dangerous journey, on foot, through Serbia, Hungary and Austria with only each other to rely on. This powerful examination of the refugee crisis will both thrill you and warm your heart as we see the lengths families will go to in order to stay together.
2017 | USA | 6 minutes
Director: Camila Rizzo
Neil Brennan is facing his dream job interview and he’s determined to knock it out of the park. However, things quickly turn when, immediately prior to the interview, Neil grows uncomfortable with a personal profile completed by a stranger. With it all on the line, Neil struggles with the surreal inquisition into his personal life. When he finally grasps the rules, Neil must decide — is playing the game worth it?
2017 | Canada | 15 minutes
Director: R.W. Gray
Screenwriter: Brittany Lauton
Producer: Jon Dewar
My Husband’s Jump is an adaptation of Newfoundland writer Jessica Grant’s stellar, Journey-Prize-winning short story. In it, the wife of an Olympic ski jumper (Bonnie Piesse, Star Wars Episodes 2 & 3) watches her husband jump, but, most peculiarly, this time he does not come down. What unfolds is a storm of people turning to her for answers, seeking to understand how such an impossible thing could happen.