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2015 List of Films

Alegria - A Humanitarian Expedition: 28 min

Documentary - USA, Directed by Chistoph von Toggenburg

Alegria is the story of a unique humanitarian adventure - 3,200km across the Himalaya, mastering 50,000 meters altitude all part of this mans quest to change the world.

Batman and Jimbo: 7 min

Short Comedy - USA, Directed by Angus Mullane

Batman & Jimbo' follows two low-life guys, Johnny and Jimbo, who pretend to rob the local store in an effort to win back Johnny's ex-wife however the situation turns horribly wrong when they soon find an actual robbery taking place.

Birthday: 11 min

Short Drama - USA, Directed by Chris King  |  Official Site »

A severely wounded Marine and his wife finally come home following months of surgeries and rehab. A powerful and realistic depiction of what it is like for our wounded vets and their spouses as they face enormously difficult times ahead.

Booze Boys & Brownies: 100 min

Musical Comedy - USA, Directed by Veronica Mannion  |  Official Site »

An aspiring actress navigates the musically comedic underbelly of Hollywood in search of fame fortune (boys) and herself. Hint: she finds one.

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Capsized: 13 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Brandon M Freer  |  Official Site »

Using only a cell phone, a young bride-to-be must find a way to save her fiancé from drowning in a cargo hold of a capsized cruise ship.

Dreams of the Last Butterflies: 10 min

Fantasy Short - USA, Directed by Zina Brown  |  Official Site »

Dreams of the Last Butterflies is a live-action 'dark faerie tale' short film with an urgent environmental message.

From the Sky: 18 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Ian Ebright  |  Official Site »

A humble father and his troubled son struggle to cope with the effect of drones in the Middle East.

Growing Local: 46 min

Documentary - USA, Directed by Bridget Besaw

Exploring the growing pains of the local food movement and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive.

I Owe You: 13 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Mike McNeese

Father-to-be Cam owes his perfect life to his estranged friend Todd. But when Todd shows up one night with a body in his trunk and calls in the debt, Cam must choose between an awful trip into darkness and having his own terrible secret revealed.

If You Love Your Children: 23 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Sanjay Patel  |  Official Site »

A young man loses everything but finds himself, when his fight against climate change consumes his life.

Land of Leopold: 87 min

Feature Comedy/Adventure - USA, Directed by Akis Konstantakopoulos  | 
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Leopold Rawlins is a troubled drifter suffering from a bad past and worse present. Living in & out of prison and out on the streets, Leopold winds up being deemed insane by the state and sent to the Milton Way House. Searching for redemption, Leopold uncovers new unlikely friends and an adventure that tests his limits.

Marathon: 13 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Lauren Smitelli

Evvie is looking for someone she may not be ready to find.

Nature Rx: 4 min

Short Comedy - USA, Directed by Justin Bogardus  | 

One lost man, longing for the apocalypse, neutered and crippled by modern life, finds an answer... a hilarious and obvious truth he was missing (and as he discovers - many of us were missing) all along.

Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution: 15 min

Documentary - USA, Directed by Matthew Vandyke  |  Official Site »

The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people.

Omo Child: The River and the Bush: 89 min

Documentary - USA, Directed by John Rowe  |  Official Site »

For many generations people in the Omo Valley (tribal southwest Ethiopia) believed some children are cursed and that these 'cursed' children bring disease, drought and death to the tribe. Filmed over a five year period we follow Lale's journey along with the people of his tribe as they attempt to change an ancient practice.

Riding My Way Back: 26 min

Documentary - USA, Directed by Robin Fryday & Peter Rosenbaum  |  Official Site »

Riding My Way Back chronicles one soldier's journey back from the brink of suicide.

The Man From the City: 11 min

Dramatic Short - USA, Directed by Elias Plagianos  |  Official Site »

A mysterious businessman visits a small town with questionable intentions as he contemplates leaving his big city life behind.
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The Shoot: 79 min

Feature Thriller - USA, Directed by John Adams & Toby Poser  |  Official Site »

A fashion shoot in the desert goes horribly wrong when two hard-up rockers try their luck at robbing it.

Universal Language: 36 min

Romantic Short - USA, Directed by Kirsten Russell

When Dan, who speaks no French has a black-out one night stand with Sophie, who speaks no English, on his first night in Paris, finds that the only thing that could keep them together is what he doesn't remember.