2019 Official Selections

 

BAIT (1st)

 

By Sophie Gilmour 6:38

A girl is stuck working for a predatory boss at a pet shop to help pay for her mother’s growing credit card debt.

 

COLORS (3rd)

 

By Ashley Neece, Lane Ford 2:53

Colors is a narrative music video set to "indie Killed the Pop Star's hit song "Colors".

 

THE PANDEMIC (HM)

 

By Linley Munson 6:34

The only surviving girl on the planet goes through the motions of an average day after a pandemic has killed off the human race.

 

UKULELE OF DEATH (Innovation Award)

By Kate Kahle 8:45

A short film about what it takes to achieve your dreams.

 

THE WOLF AND THE RABBIT (2nd)

By Morgan McGrath 1:20

A friendly shadow wolf wants to befriend a small rabbit, but the rabbit is afraid.

RANKED (HM)

 

By Ashlee Reed 9:47

A harrowing tale, “Ranked” portrays the daily stressors that class ranks impose upon students and how seemingly healthy competition can turn into a violent entity

 

MEMORIAS (HM)

 

By Jeni Rojas 2:27

A mom tells her daughter about her favorite memory. The next day, the mother's dad (the girl's grandfather) tells her the same memory, but not everything in the memory is what it seems to be.

 

ALIEN HOMIE (Audience Choice Award)

 

By Sam Blumberg 4:46

“An Alien who can skate? Yeah, okay. This space bro is everyone’s new bff: but at what cost?”

A CRIME STORY

By John Bayonne 8:26

Jacob Schmidt and David Garcia are at the close of another case when new information will lead the young Detectives wondering who they can trust.

 

BLOODY HELL

By Donovan Graves 3:54

Jack (Harrison Siegel), a young teen, confronts Barry (Beto Beveridge) about the loss of a close friend after a freak accident.

 

I NEED SPACE

 

By Phoebe Knag 2:26

"i need space" follows young Liam, a hopeless romantic, who will do anything for Alexis, his girlfriend who just needs a little space.

 

ROUND AND ROUND

By Adriann Wrice, Soliel Singh, Alex Travell, Aaliyah White 4:57 A film made to highlight bullying in modern times and how one act of kindness can change everything.

THE POST

By Alexa Derryberry, Helena Shan 2:06

A girl discovers the damaging effects of social media.

DOCUMENTARY

 

LUKE CHACKO: THE LITTLE BOY WITH A BIG VOICE (1st)

By Victoria Chikaoneka 6:58

12-year-old singer-songwriter Luke Chacko became a viral internet sensation and was invited to the Ellen Show following his impromptu performance of "Let it Go"

 

COMFORT FOOD (2nd)

By Anoushka Singhania 4:22

An exploration of how immigration, assimilation, and food are all connected.

 

MEET METAL: BANGOVER (3rd)

By Sari Wyssbrod 4:00

Metal artists speak out about why they headbang, how they headbang, and how they take care of their necks after a crazy show to avoid that dreaded bangover.

 

IT'S MY LIFE

By Bernadette Kalala 3:00

This documentary short highlights the perils of social media.

 

JUST A HIT

By Isabella Poscente 4:00

A short documentary educating the mass of teens addicted to vaping.

EXPERIMENTAL

 

WATER BIRTH (1st)

By Jaclyn Goldstein, Sam Bovard, Jessica Herlitz, Alyssa Miller 4:09

A pregnant woman's support system falls away when faced with a difficult milestone.

 

SIT STILL (2nd)

By Jazmin Villegas 1:12

This film was produced to simultaneously evoke a sense of distress and peace, causing conflicting feelings.

 

O SOLITUDE

By Grace Boyd 1:29

A girl finds solace in the wilderness as she escapes an anxious life of technology.

 

GALENE

By Emily Ma 3:00

Another mailbox full of college letters throws a teenage girl into a state of anxiety. After she fails to achieve a peaceful state, she looks beyond her mundane life into the bigger world that is full of wonder.

 

WHO'S THERE

By Oscar Robles 6:48

Who's There is a satire film that centers around a young woman who danced with death.

 

BOYS WILL BE BOYS (1st)

By Angelina Velis 1:45

In response to recent media coverage regarding sexual assault, this short film shows the steps that women take every day to make sure they are not assaulted.

 

SIXTEEN

By Sabrina Gies 4:01

Emily gets a mysterious text and a seemingly innocent relationship leads to something more.

MENTAL HEALTH & SUICIDE PREVENTION PSA

 

BLUE

By Alex Jeon, Suzy Choi, Erin Choi, Laina Kim 2:14

Red and Blue has a healthy relationship in the beginning, but due to constant academic stress and miscommunication, Red gets more and more mentally ill (not only because of Green).

 

THE INNER TRAP

By Brian Morales Madrid 4:33

People battle with anxiety and depression everyday of their lives, and it's always going to be like that until they decided are no longer battling them, but living with them.

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