Director: TL Westgate • Comedy Short – 2015 1st Place Winner • Florida • 9 min
When the Department of Homeland Security needed a task force to fight modern day crime, they teamed up one hero cop with one tech savvy cop to form – TechSquad
Director: Julien Vergé • Action/Horror Short – 2015 2nd Place Winner • France • 13 min
In the scientific reserve of the company Mantoson Biotechnology, a serviceman and scientist try to escape from their abusers.
Director: Michael Alberts • Action/Horror Short – 2015 Finalist • California • 15 min
Inspired by true events. Scott Somers mysteriously experiences sleep paralysis when his wife Marie sleepwalks at night. Unbeknownst to him, she lives with a horrible secret that slowly begins to eat away at their relationship.
The Whitefish Yacht Club
Director: John Gigrich • Comedy Short – 2015 Semifinalist • Minneapolis • 6 min
The wealthy Whitefish sisters call in a mysterious friend when they find a severed human foot in the cabin of their boat.
Director: Sander Maran • Comedy Short – 2015 Finalist • 6 min
A failed chemistry experiment turns a little boy’s pet rat into a radioactive killer.
Volumes of Blood
Directors: P.J. Starks, Nathan Thomas Milliner, Lee Vervoort, Jakob Bilinski, John Kenneth Muir • Action/Horror Feature – 2015 2nd Place Winner • Kentucky • 96 min
Five tales of dread interwoven when a sociology student gathers several of his friends on Halloween night at the library to help him create a new urban legend with deadly consequences.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
2PM – PINE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Director: Brendan Kirschbaum • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • Connecticut • 4 min
A happy blue guy enters a coffee shop, excited to start his day. His positive attitude is tested, however, when he finds that nobody in the coffee shop will look up from their phones to say hello, or even acknowledge his existence.
Playing with Food
Director: Soohyun Kim • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • Texas • 3 min
A hungry fox prepares a TV dinner, but instead of a delicious, cooked meal he gets a surprise.
The Sugar Bug
Director: Will Hanley • Documentary Short – 2015 2nd Place Winner • Vermont • 11 min
A look into the lives of sugar makers and the process of making maple syrup. Several sugar makers across the state of Vermont share their stories, experiences, and love for maple syrup.
The Casebook of Nips & Porkington
Director: Melody Wang • Animation Short – 2015 2nd Place Winner • Canada • 3 min
The Casebook of Nips & Porkington is an animated short film about two members of the constabulary and their quest to restore a stolen egg to its distraught parents.
Director: Xi Deng • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • Canada • 4 min
The creation story of the Li nation of Hainan Island at the south of China.
It Hit Upon the Roof
Director: Teymour Ghaderi • Student Short – 2015 Finalist • Iran • 3 min
A young boy is at home, alone with his sick mother. It is raining outside and the roof of their home is dripping. He is playing with his toys, and also collecting the pouring water but one spot is very challenging where his mother is sleeping. He wants to keep his mother dry and does not want to wake her up.
Directors: Phillip Brunson, Yadnee Kohok, Carlos Soler Quiroga • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • Georgia • 3 min
During a family’s trip in a drive-through safari, the kids want to feed the wild animals, but the father only wants to keep his car safe from harm. It is all up to the father to put a stop to the slobber fest.
Director: Matt E. Novak • Documentary Short – 2015 Finalist • California • 14 min
In 1946 Orson Welles used his radio program to speak openly about the social issues of the day.
Director: Hsun-Chun Chuang • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • 4 min
Dr. Evil Mantis attacks K-City, but one young man, with a hidden superhero power, stands up to turn the chaos upside down.
I’ve Just Had a Dream
Director: Javi Navarro • Drama Short – 2015 1st Place Winner • Spain • 8 min
Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.
Director: Iván Ruiz Flores • Drama Short – 2015 Finalist • Spain • 15 min
A new hairdresser styles an old client.
It’s In the Blood: Leo Abshire & the Cajun Tradition
Directors: Eric Scholl & Cyndi Moran • Documentary Feature – 2015 2nd Place Winner • Illinois • 1 hr 30 min
Cajun fiddler, instrument maker, cultural ambassador, and quite possibly the best musician most Americans have never heard of.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
6PM – PINE TECHNICAL AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
The Blue Sweater
Director: Dhaneesh Jameson • Animation Short – 2015 1st Place Winner • India • 6 min
A story of the love of a sister for her brother and the pain of a tragedy that befalls them during India’s “raksha bandhan,” when the special bond between siblings is celebrated.
Director: Joshua J. Provost • Comedy Short – 2015 Finalist • Arizona • 5 min
John Oates (Hall & Oates) is pushed to the limit during a tedious music video shoot in this retro musical parody.
For God’s Sake…
Director: Chakravarty Devulapalli • Drama Short – 2015 Finalist • India • 11 min
A customer walks into a small barber shop in East Delhi, demanding a shave. Having faced the ordeal of 1984 anti-Sikh reprisal, the devout Sikh-turned-barber comes face to face with his bête noire.
Director: Ivan Villamel Sanchez • Action/Horror Short – 2015 Finalist • Spain • 9 min
On a cold winter night, Laura reads her brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs through Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.
Director: Ben Reicher • Animation Short – 2015 Finalist • California • 7 min
This is the story of evil robot Burmac’s revenge against heroic Valor Cat. A story so theatrical and over the top that it can only be expressed … in song.
Director: Chester Milton • Student Short – 2015 Finalist • California • 10 min
A young man steals a winning lottery ticket and claims $50 million. What happens next is profound and surprising.
Chickpeas with Sugar
Director: Antonio Aguilar • Student Short – 2015 2nd Place Winner • Spain • 10 min
A true story. It’s Feb. 7, 1937 and the entrance of nationalist troops in Málaga is imminent. A woman and her four daughters are preparing for a long way on foot to look for her husband. Surviving each day becomes the main objective. Almería is more than 200 kilometers away and fatigue, hunger and bombs become their companions.
Director: Suki Singh • Drama Feature – 2015 1st Place Winner • United Kingdom • 1 hour, 37 min
Sam Heughan stars in this noir psychological thriller about a man searching for his missing wife.