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Saturday Sept. 23, 2023
Theater #5

10:00am - 11:00am

U.S. High School Student Films



Logline: Documentary that provides a more personal look at record stores in Los Angeles with the goal of discovering who the owners are, why they love selling records, and the reason they think has caused the recent resurgence in vinyl.

The Hive


Logline: Two orphaned siblings try to take down a hypnotizing VR platform and discover a surprising secret on the way.

A Parkinsonean

Logline: This documentary follows Gwendolyn Rovner, an elderly women, as she speaks about how Parkinson's affects her in her daily life.



Logline: Meet JACKIE!, an AI home assistant from the technologically distorted 60s. With the formulas of a black-and-white era written into her code, Jackie is an important part of black youth’s daily programming.

The Gossamer


Logline: A young prodigy, a bold detective, Webb has solved numerous cases which were deemed impossible. However, for his last case, he found himself caught in a sticky situation.

11:00am - 12:30pm

California Student Films

My Sisters In The Stars: The Story of Lee Yong-soo


Logline: Born in Daegu, Korea in 1928 under Japanese occupation, Lee Yong-soo was taken away from her home at the age of 14 by the Imperial Japanese Army and forced into sexual slavery on the front lines of the Pacific Theater in World War II. She is now one of 11 remaining known “comfort women” survivors in Korea out of a system that claimed more than 200,000 women and girls from Japanese-occupied territories throughout Asia from 1932 to 1945.

Lee Yong-soo continues to fight for justice for a crime the Japanese government continues to deny and suppress.

Hatching A Plan


Logline: After an egg in a grocery store egg carton hatches, the baby chick inside goes on a mission to find a friend and discover his place in the world.


Logline: A teen struggles with the world's view of their name.



Logline: In this fantasy futuristic short, our “hero” is transported into an extraterrestrial facility after being hit by a meteor. His only tool in this unfamiliar terrain is a rocket launcher.


Logline: Girl One is struggling with the loss of her best friend. Often- she finds it hard to come to terms with the loss. She refuses to acknowledge it head on, which leaves her in a difficult grieving period. The way she works through it is by slowly realizing that without acknowledging the truth of the situation, she cannot move forward. The film shows Girl One's relationship with grief and her push through it with the external assistance of her late best friend.

Sharing the Floor


Logline: Sharing the Floor is the emotional journey of three teen girls who find support in one another while each copes with the stress, anger, pain, and isolation from having a parent who is an addict. The film explores how a parent’s addiction affects their children from the teen’s perspective and focuses on the journey from isolation and anger to acceptance and comfort when the girls realize they aren’t the only ones grappling with the fallout that each of their addict parents have left.

Free Parking


Logline: In this short film, an average game of monopoly is filmed like a heist movie, but as the game goes on, it is discovered that this game has more behind it than it first seems.

Dance with Death

Logline: Abraham is old and his mind is not what it used to be. One night, Death arrives on his doorstep.

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Amazing Animation Films + Q&A

The Space Between Us


Logline: A lonely spaceman's desire for company may be fulfilled when a mysterious ship arrives at his space station.



Logline: A mercenary treasure hunters breaks into an ancient forgotten city, and encounters an entity she did not expect. Created and animated by one-man-team Alex St. Pierre, with music by composer Toft Willingham, Forlorn uses the power of the Unreal Engine to tell a story of adventure and horror within a new frontier of CG animation.

Zidane Roulette

Logline: A boy sees from the window of his apartment a child playing alone with a ball every day.

Liv&Bell "Hearty soup of Fruitful forest"


Logline: This is the story of Liv, a girl with a big ribbon, and Bell, a colorful hedgehog, traveling in the flying house built by Piggy, the inventor.


Logline: Jerry, a hummingbird of a different feather, must stand up to a hungry house cat in order to keep the flock together.

Davey's Lullaby

Logline: A spirited, middle-aged man with Down Syndrome faces an uncertain future when his mother, who lovingly cares for him as he struggles with bouts of dementia and growing physical infirmity, is no longer able to help him.


1:30pm - 2:30pm

Sci-Fi / Supernatural Films #1

Möbius' Trip


Logline: Jeremy Brandt is an agent on a mission to stop a man with a device containing a button that must not be pushed -- but has been -- resulting in an extensive chase. This leads to an electric struggle, against each other and ultimately for a solution to the greatest challenge anyone can face.

The Marked

Logline: In uncertain times, a father wrestles with the ultimate sacrifice in order to give his daughter a chance at survival.



Logline: In 2061, a woman obsessed with the past finds the digital memories of a man who was obsessed with the future and falls in love with his avatar but when she discovers that he seemingly died in an accident, it feels like the end - or is it?

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Sci-Fi / Supernatural Films #2



Logline: A warrior in exile, bearing a fated weapon, enters the ruins of a dead city to unlock a mysterious power known as the Red Veil.

Bleeding Grey

Logline: In uncertain times, a father wrestles with the ultimate sacrifice in order to give his daughter a chance at survival.

The Shadow

Logline: An accountant bored out of his mind accidentally finds happiness in a dark, wicked way.

The Beginning


Logline: Kayvarn, an alien in human form, has foreseen the coming apocalypse. Louise, one of his loyal followers, agrees to sacrifice herself to avert disaster. Lachlan, who sees through it all, sets out to save her before it’s too late.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Chills & Thrills #1 + Q&A

Finders Keepers


Logline: Two inexperienced crooks try to escape a botched break in when a dog walker and house cleaner show up.


Logline: A man (Lace Williamson) wakes up in the night beneath a lone streetlight. Soon, he realizes that this light is the only visible illumination in the endless darkness. One by one, strange and cryptic chalk markings reveal themselves on the pavement and prove to be his only hope for safety in the increasingly dangerous environment.

Microwave Coven


Logline: After buying a microwave from a peculiar woman, two college roommates discover their new appliance is not quite what it seems.

Ouija Bro

Logline: Kevin encounters a ghost through a Ouija board who turns out to be a former fraternity member. 

Wait For It


Logline: Set within the same universe as BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON, WAIT FOR IT is a loving deconstruction of the slasher genre, seen from the perspective of a Survivor Girl living in the aftermath of her own encounter with a psycho-slasher killer. We follow her as she travels home after a night out with friends, always remaining wary of the inevitable return of her tormentor. WAIT FOR IT is written and directed by David J. Stieve, the creator and co-writer of BEHIND THE MASK: THE RISE OF LESLIE VERNON.

7:00pm - 9:30pm

Chills & Thrills #2 + Q&A

La Telaraña


Logline: The three Alvarez brothers Luís, Emilio, and Davíd struggle to keep their narcotics operation afloat while being relentlessly hunted by the DEA. Little do his two older brothers know, but Davíd’s double life as an informant for the DEA will reveal the hidden layers of guilt, greed, and ambition within their brotherhood.

Radio Telescope

Logline: Set in 1984, a former NASA Scientist and his young son make a discovery in his make-shift laboratory located in the garage.

Don't Do It


Logline: Consumed by jealousy, a distressed young man seeks to eliminate his love's arrogant boyfriend after he discovers his infidelity to her.


Logline: To settle a large debt, Fritz resorts to knocking off his former art mentor Cohen. However, Cohen catches him in the act, forcing Fritz to either carry out the job or face an even harsher debt.




Logline: After committing a sin in heaven, Manuel de Castillo, an angel and former Spanish conquistador, is banished and must roam the earth until fulfilling his penance, which is to compel sinners to carry out a penance of their own, to right their wrongs and cleanse their souls. Fallen angel Manuel has been earth bound for 500-years and today, he initially contacts sinners by using the one thing they all possess -- a phone.



Logline: An accountant bored out of his mind accidentally finds happiness in a dark, wicked way.

9:30pm - 11:30pm

Chills & Thrills #3 + Q&A

Blood on the Leaves


Logline: Former police officer turned private investigator is hired to find an abducted child only to discover something sinister.


Logline: A Father/Son weekend adventure becomes a terrifying fight for survival.


The Hunter


Logline: When a lone hunter finds himself thrust into a strange and deadly situation, he must decide how far he's willing to go if he wants to stay alive...

If Only


Logline: Amid a high profile court case and multiple family secrets, a child’s wish to live peaceably is crushed as her parents battle the occult.

Total Quarantine.


Logline: Short film made in argentina in the quarantine
Through the camera we enter a crime scene.

Old Flames

Logline: A haunting portrayal of a recovering addict learning to live with her demons.

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