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I Love You I Love You I Love You
I Saved The World From Global Warming!
Iggy goes to Grad School
Iggy goes to Hollywood
Incredible Voyage to Another Dimension
Indiana Jones and the Relic of Gotham
Insanity du Jour
Invisible Master
Is There a Pong?
Kirksdale
Leave You In Me

Lethal Lens
Lord of Dreams
Lowenstein's a Terrorist
Lunch at the Beach
Max the Hero
Metal Gear Solid: Acquiescence
Once in a Lifetime: The Slow-Mo-Homo-Promo
Opportunity Knocks
Outsource
Over Da Rainbow

 

I Love You I Love You I Love You
Writer/Producer/Director: Mikey Reyes.
In a post apocalyptic world cities are controlled by a militant government. Mass exterminations are being carried out. Only the strong will survive. Every a rejected test subject, gets a second chance at life after being rescued by Clair, a street smart survivor. The two must find safety by avoiding the cameras and guards that are always watching.
Short-Short, USA, 4 min

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I Saved The World From Global Warming!
Writers/Directors: Nolan Wang, Kyle Dickinson; Producer: Mike Cersosimo.
Ten years ago, Kiefer Donovan solved Global Warming… but what has he done lately? He has just been denied tenure as a Chemistry 101 professor, and now must battle his own animated psyche, face his scientific nemesis, and most importantly, learn to stop living in the past.
Comedy, USA, 18 min

 

Iggy goes to Grad School
Writer/Producer/Director: Yfke van Berckelaer.
The world is a cruel place. Evil lurks around every corner, seducing the innocent and corrupting their minds. In this cautionary tales, a young girl (Iggy) tries to safely make it through the dangerous paths of Grad School. Will she be able to hold her own during these stressful times and withstand the call of sex, alcohol and drugs? Or will she waver from the righteous path and fall into the clutches of temptation?
Dark Comedy, USA, 2 min

 

Iggy goes to Hollywood
Writer/Producer/Director: Yfke van Berckelaer.
In the sequel to the critically acclaimed Iggy goes to Grad School, our young heroine (Iggy) tries to make it in the world’s most sinful place; Hollywood. Find out if she can stay true to her vision, or if this glamorous Babylon will cause genius to turn into madness.
Dark Comedy, USA, 3 min

 

Incredible Voyage to Another Dimension
Writer: Jay Stern; Producer: M. Sweeney Lawless; Directors: Jay Stern, M. Sweeney Lawless.
Meg brings Kevin on a voyage to the lamest of dimensions.
Short-Short, USA, 3 min

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Indiana Jones and the Relic of Gotham
Writers/Producers/Directors: Ryan Schile, Brian Finifter.
The year is 1939. Artist Bob Kane takes his girlfriend on a hike and stumbles upon an ancient artifact with extraordinary powers. Before long, he finds himself caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse between a winged demon and a laughing jackal. When Kane returns home without his girlfriend, the authorities bring him in for questioning. With no evidence and no one else to turn to, world renown archaeologist Indiana Jones is asked to investigate the mysterious artifact. Little does Dr. Jones know that government agents are hot on the trail, determined to keep the ancient power of the relic a secret.
Thriller, USA, 30 min

 

Insanity du Jour
Writer: Nancy Knight; Producer: Aimee Wise; Director: Deirdre Walsh.
Insanity du Jour is a story about choice. In a crumbling relationship given public exposure, the film quickly moves to the one moment where the stakes are high and a decision is needed. Dr. Masters has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his female patients. Hannah, his wife, has moved out. What is to be lost and gained is deftly portrayed by lead actress, Sheri Mann Stewart, as she carries the story on her soul’s journey into the belly of the whale and out again.
Drama, USA, 15 min

 

Invisible Master
Writer/Producer/Director: Mike Fisher.
Invisible Master is the story of an unusual man in an odd environment who must complete a mission with mind-blowing consequences! The animation is the work of creator Mike Fisher who has been creating cartoons for Starlog Magazine for over 15 years. Mike also produces cartoons for Animation Magazine featuring his character 3-D Pete!
Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction, USA, 4 min

 

Is There a Pong?
Writers: Norm Fassbender, Dave Clarke; Producer: Kate Holowach; Director: Norm Fassbender.
Is There a Pong? – Rantdog blathers on about Machinima, God and Pong and tries to smoke a pipe at the same time.
Animated Comedy, Canada, 3 min

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Kirksdale
Writers: Ryan Spindell, Bradford Douglas Hodgson; Producer: T. Justin Ross; Director: Ryan Spindell.
In the deep south of 1960’s Florida, down canopy roads, amongst blooming live oaks, rests a quiet place of healing. Kirksdale Hospital, a decaying mental asylum, provides patients with a calm environment to ease their inner turmoil. At least on the surface.

When a tormented mental patient escapes the facility, Molly Walker a misunderstood teenage girl, and Darryl Pearl, a lecherous sheriff’s deputy, must face their inner demons in a fight for their sanity and their lives.
Suspense, USA, 22 min

 

Leave You In Me
Writer: Michael Darin Cohen; Producer: William Grant; Director: Dutch Doscher.
Leave You in Me opens with a devastating admission at a moment of great intimacy. After the initial anger softens into exhaustion, Steven and Fiona begin the fight after the fight. Still naked and in bed, they challenge one another's easy rationalizations and expose the false idealism at the heart of love (and betrayal). As night becomes a new morning, the couple faces an inevitable crossroads: to leave each other or to forgive. What happens next is so destructive it might just save them.
Drama, USA, 19 min

 

Lethal Lens
Writer/Producer/Director: Dan MacKenzie.
As an animator sits down to animate his clay creations, the camera he is using comes alive! It transforms into a robot and attacks the animator, knocking him out, and then attacking the clay puppets. A great fight begins between the evil camera and two clay creatures! 
Animated Fantasy & Science Fiction, USA, 4 min

 

Lord of Dreams
Writer/Director: Ashley F. Miller.
On the morning of teenager Ellen's first day of high school she discovers that her teddy bear has been stolen. In order to get him back she must travel to the magical song-and-dance world of her dreams. Once in this magical world she must confront the not-so-terrifying Lord Azazel, master of her dream world. Finally she must choose whether to stay in her childlike dream world, or surrender to growing up.  
Fantasy, USA, 9 min

 

Lowenstein's a Terrorist
Writer/Director: Eric Sieglstein. Producers: Eric Siegelstein, Tony Cohen.
Ted Lowenstein: on the surface, he seems like any other twenty-something living in the city. He has a job he doesn't like much. He has a tiny apartment, which he shares with a roommate. And his dating life is on a bit of a losing streak. But that all comes to a change when he meets Rachel Reeves, a beautiful young political protester, and her group, the New Jeffersonians. Ted would say anything to impress Rachel. So why has he been brought in for interrogation by Homeland Security? Has his tendency to crack wise finally taken him too far? Or could he actually be involved in a plot to overthrow the U.S. government?
Comedy, USA, 15 min

 

Lunch at the Beach
Writer/Director: Tim Devitt.
On a beautiful day, having lunch on the beach can be a really pleasant experience.  But not always.
Short-Short, USA, 5 min 

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Max the Hero
Writers: Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson, Mike Salva; Producer/Director: Mike Salva.
Animated comedy about a super hero who is kind of a jerk. Oh, and his roommate is also his arch-villain enemy. Written/performed by Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, & Michael J. Nelson (of TV's Mystery Science Theater 3000). Produced/directed by Mike Salva in Nashville. Music by John Mark Painter (score composer of "Hoodwinked") & singer/musician Corn Mo.
Animated Comedy, USA, 13 min 

 

Metal Gear Solid: Acquiescence
Writer/Director: Wes Eastin. Producers: Stephanie Busing.
Metal Gear Solid: Acquiescence is a short tribute to the many contributions to both video games and film made by the Metal Gear saga and Hideo Kojima.

The story is set in 1994 where we find our hero, Solid Snake, as he attempts his first mission for the secret organization known only as Foxhound. Snake must infiltrate a facility that is rumored to be under the control of a draconian, Russian nationalist, Nikita Doovaravich, holding hostage, a world renowned physicist. A former army soldier, Snake must now enter a world of espionage and cruelty where even the smallest amount of indecision can lead the world to cataclysm.
Thriller, USA, 31 min

 

Once in a Lifetime: The-Slow-Mo-Homo-Promo
Writers/Directors/Producers: Todd Lubitsch, Greg McDonald.
A
story about love and loss.
Short-Short, USA, 2 min

 

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Opportunity Knocks
Writers: Gaia Finer, Aaron Wells, Larry F. DeGeorge; Producers: Aaron Wells, Suzanne Niedland; Director: Aaron Wells.
Luci Borgia is a middle-aged woman at the end of her rope. Her husband left her for a younger woman, she’s been downsized from her job, and she’s been evicted. Deeply depressed, suicide seems like a perfectly logically solution. Until Death’s assistant, Mr. Morehead, arrives to process her death a few minutes early. Luci starts to have second thoughts as Mr. Morehead urges her to “get on with it” in attempt to avoid a lot of unnecessary paperwork… and Death’s wrath. 
Horror Comedy, USA, 15 min


 

Outsource
Writers: Dan Trezise, Aaron Sullivan; Producers: Brady Nasfell, Dan Trezise; Director: Dan Trezise.
Max is about to awaken his long dormant desire for human contact. In his tiny cell of pure function and wall-to-wall screens, he performs menial tasks for the bourgeoisie through a robotic pod. When he discovers a way to communicate with Alice in the neighboring cell, he'll stop at nothing to reach her. 
Science Fiction, USA, 12 min


 

Over Da Rainbow
Writers: Shawn Kittelsen; Producer/Director: Jay Lap.
Homophobic rap superstar Terrier (pronounced "teh-ree-AY") is tearing up the charts with the smash hit single "Kill Faggots" off his triple-platinum album hoMOFObic. Despite protests from groups like Homosexuals Organizing a Meaningfully Outed Society (H.O.M.O.S.), homophobia is America's hottest trend.

Now Terrier plans to reach a wider audience by releasing a single featuring a sample from the deceased king of 80's hair metal – Max Lightning's "Teri Why." But the rights belong to his eccentric homophobe widow, who demands Terrier reunite her with her estranged son, who happens to be the leader of H.O.M.O.S.
Comedy, USA, 20 min

 

 

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