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Friday Sept. 27th, 2024
Theater #5

6:00pm - 7:00pm

High School Student Films + Q&A

Daisy

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Logline: When Sam works up the courage to ask Daisy out, we watch as she navigates the highs and lows of their relationship.

Jennah the Gem

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Logline: Wrestling and Boxing sensation Jennah Creason electrifies the screen with her determination and dedication to be the best all around fighter in her weight class.

Zyraex

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Logline: Two unlikely companions, a passerby and an alien, have a late night snack under unexpected circumstances. In their conversation, it is revealed that the alien's planet home, Planet Zyraex, has undergone dramatic environmental changes that drained the planet of its livestock, forcing the people to dig underground for remaining roots to survive. The alien escapes the planet in hopes to find a new habitable home, only to discover that Earth may not be far from suffering the same environmental tragedy that doomed Planet Zyraex.

Gone

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Logline: Luca, a teenage boy, navigates life through his new surroundings, life lessons, and clouded memories.

Don't Smoke Your Child's Life Away.

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Logline: A young girl playing with toys notices a cigarette in the clutter of items surrounding her. Rather than fear it, she gleefully picks it up and tries to light it, implying through her words, "just like mommy," that to her, this is not a drug, but something that reminds her of her mom.

Cereal

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Logline: In 1982, a young boy wakes up one Saturday morning to a disheartening reality: not only is his box of favorite cereal empty, but his TV has no signal and he can't watch his beloved Saturday morning cartoons. However, hidden in the television static, an unusual and mysterious advertisement catches his attention. It's for a cereal named "Coo Coo Crunch," an unheard-of brand that promises an otherworldly experience.

Delay

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Logline: In a surreal loop of time and perception, a man's simple date spirals into unsettling chaos as he repeatedly relives a fateful evening, encountering eerie glitches in reality, forcing him to confront the consequences of his choices and their enigmatic connection to 2 small gifts.

Crescendo

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Logline: Grace earns a life-changing amount of money that can launch her music career. But when her mom’s business is in need of saving, conflict arises.

Seth Robinson's Girlfriend is Better

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Logline: A ridiculous love story about a man conflicted with his love for an inanimate 'lamp girlfriend' gets twisted into a commentary on consumerism and the malpractices of corporate greed in this satirical music video.

Knafeh Queens

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Logline: A Palestinian mother and daughter start a business and change the hearts and minds of everyone with an authentic Palestinian dessert.

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feature Film + Q&A

Hellbent on Boogie

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Logline: Alan returns to his small Floridian hometown to find his sister Quinn all grown up. But when he discovers that their overbearing mother is sheltering Quinn because of her autism, he hatches a plan for them to run away together so that Quinn can pursue her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

8:30pm - 9:30pm

College Student Films + Q&A

Canta Santiago

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Logline: A young mariachi faces his first performance alone but discovers his brother has always been by his side.

Oh My Sweetheart

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Logline: Joaquin, a lonely homeless kid finds a life friend in a little puppy. However, he soon learns the dog is lost and has an owner. Joaquin's older brother refuses to keep the puppy, so Joaquin must find the owner after finally finding a true friendship.

SPLIT

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Logline: Split is the story about a hopeless romantic teenager who discovers that the jukebox in his family’s bowling alley, sends him back to the glory days of it in the 1980s. With the bowling alley closing down and with limited chances to go back in time, he must choose between a shot at love in the past or healing the relationship with his father in the present.

Catch & Release

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Logline: Based on a true story, fishing becomes menacing for one little girl as she dives into the events that shaped her childhood, exploring the effects of trauma, family bonds, and hope for the future.

Beneath the Camouflage

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Logline: Joseph takes his son Aaron hunting, hoping for a shot at fixing their relationship and saying goodbye to his own father.

9:30pm - 10:30pm

Animated Films #1 + Q&A

Paraland: The Prologue

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Logline: Paraland: The Prologue is an introduction to the world of our heroes and a quick glimpse into the main characters' lives. The show is about my best friend, my lovely wife, and I as we strive to work together. In Paraland, we must harness powers greater than the gods just to get by.

Tennis, Oranges

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Logline: A robotic vacuum suffering from burnout quits its job at a hospital and sets out to find community and a greater purpose on a quiet street where two lonely rabbits are stuck in perpetual loops.

LUKi and the Lights

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Logline: Through the lens of LUKi's unwavering resilience, the story of his battle against ALS transforms into a testament to the human (and robotic) spirit's ability to find light even in the darkest of times. With every choice he makes, every smile he shares, and every second he cherishes, LUKi paints a vivid portrait of what it means to truly live, even as the sands of time slip through his grasp.

The Chihuahua Shake

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Logline: Experience this musical comedy about a famous Parisian dachshund who is tasked with painting a portrait of a crazy chihuahua who just won't stop shaking. Only a local band can help the chihuahua explain that there's more to his shake than meets the eye.

Tea Story

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Logline: In the city of New York, an immigrant dad yearns for his American born daughter to accept Chinese heritage despite her reluctance. Their relationship is strained the night before her departure to a new job.

Goro Goro

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Logline: Goro Goro follows the story of Daigoro, a baby thunder god, who dreams of being as powerful as his father. Through his thunderous journey, he realizes that he can achieve his dreams in his own unique way.

10:30pm - 11:30pm

Faith Based Films + Q&A

Sarah

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Logline: Sarah is stuck in a dead-end Job in a dead-end town. She longs for more. A chance encounter with a stranger changes everything.

Breath

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Logline: ‘Breath’ is a bilingual English-Korean parable short film on a challenging father-son relationship set in America. This is a story about navigating both the pain and the love we don’t deserve.

 

'Breath' stars Paulo Chun (MTV Brasil) and James Kang (Ms. Purple).

Psalms Microfilms - Cycle One

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Logline: As a culture, we are overwhelmed, anxious, and hungry for meaning. The ancient text of the Psalms create anchor moments for people in their day. Like a deep breath, each one is an invitation to connect with themselves and the Eternal.

The Judgmental Psychiatrist

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Logline: An out-of-touch psychiatrist lacks the empathy needed to help her quirky clients.

schedule subject to change

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