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2018 Film Listing

Film Info

Goldblooded




United States
Drama, Thriller
00:09:21
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Tom Botchii Skowronksi
Written by
Sam Kozé
Produced by
Samantha MacLeod, Tom Botchii Skowronski

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - Best Action


A homeless drifter with traces of pure gold in his blood, accidentally unleashes his secret while experimenting with extraction methods and everyone wants in on the fortune.


SAVE




Germany
Drama
00:03:54
Season:2018

Released:2016
Directed by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Written by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Produced by
Iván Sáinz-Pardo

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Judges Choice


Dawns . A baby breaks the silence .


Barbara




United States
Documentary
00:04:12
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
John Charter

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 3rd Place Audience Choice and Best Documentary


A resilient 92-year-old widow reflects on the struggles and wisdom that comes with aging while living alone in Chico, California.


3 Keys




United States
00:14:52
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Josh Funk
Written by
Josh Funk
Produced by
Jordan Funk, Joe Batt

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Judges Choice and Best Animation


From independent director and animator, Josh Funk, comes 3 KEYS - a fantasy/thriller short film set in the world of one woman's nightmares. In the office of a psychiatrist (Robert Donnelly), a patient (Brigette Funk) explains her reoccurring nightmares that always begin with a mysterious door and three different skeleton keys that unlock it. Accompanied by stop-motion puppets, marionettes, and miniatures, each nightmare is packed with practical effects.


My Friend, The Ghost




United States
Comedy
00:20:40
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Allan Tran, Nguyen "Fletcher" Le
Written by
Allan Tran, Nguyen "Fletcher" Le, Michael Schafernak
Produced by
Matthew Higgins, Bridge Stuart, Max Straight, Michael Cassio

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 2nd Place Audience Choice and Best Comedy


A lonely guy finds a friend in the "ghost" living in his apartment.


META




United States
Comedy
00:02:30
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Jack McCafferty
Written by
Jack McCafferty

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Judges Choice Brief


This is a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about making a short film about...


AINHOA




Germany
Drama
00:19:00
Season:2018

Released:2016
Directed by
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Written by
Ivan Sainz-Pardo
Produced by
Aitor Arenas
Other
Aurelia Schikarski, Fele Martinez, Natalia Mateo, Josean Bengoetxea, Gorka Aguinagalde

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Judges Choice and Best Drama


Ainhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil.

"Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."


Boy Moms vs. Girl Moms




United States
Comedy
00:02:43
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Jay Diaz
Written by
Jamie Tompkins
Produced by
Jamie Tompkins

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice Brief


The differences between raising boys and raising girls.


Tin Can




United States
Drama
00:20:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Pat Battistini
Written by
Pat Battistini
Produced by
Pat Battistini, Robert Francke, Carlos Ragas

Shortz! Award WinnerWinner - 1st Place Audience Choice


J.C. came to America as an illegal immigrant when he was just a child. Now, as an adult, he's still an illegal alien but has managed to persevere and prosper working as a rodeo clown. However, after a series of unfortunate events, J.C. finds himself down on his luck and in search for a new happiness. He eventually finds it near the Mexican border but the price he pays could get him kicked out of the only country he knows.


A Fine Cycle




United States
Drama
00:09:40
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Derek Willis
Written by
Derek Willis
Produced by
Derek Willis

A woman experiences an anxiety attack as her life flashes, floods, and swirls around her mind as she fights for control driving her to an extreme representation of the pain just under her skin. 


A Peaceful Morning




United States
Drama
00:14:20
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
JINHUI HUANG
Written by
Yushan Chen
Produced by
Weihao Feng

A boy is under his most depression period. His mother who abundant him when he was a baby, pretend a charity to save him.


Analogue




United States
Documentary
00:05:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Doug Fraser

In our ever-digital world, a film development studio in Norfolk, Virginia fights to keep the analogue processes alive.


ANNA




United States
Drama
00:18:10
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Petra Priborska
Written by
Petra Priborska
Produced by
Jiri Madl

Having spent her childhood in communist Czechoslovakia, Anna, now an immigrant in New York City, struggles to pursue her dream of higher education in the U.S.


Broken Lullaby




United States
Music Video
00:02:55
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Bill McGarvey, Stella Rosen
Written by
Bill McGarvey, Stella Rosen
Produced by
Bill McGarvey

Music video.


CANTABRICO




Spain
Documentary
00:03:54
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Written by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Produced by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin

This is the first chapter of a trip along the northern coast of the Iberian Peninsula that I started in Galicia, going through the western half of Asturias, and that I intend to finish in Hendaye, the eastern end of the Cantabrian Sea. Filmed for 11 days in September 2017, it responds to the dream of starting the filming of a film that shows the incredible beauty of these sites. An idea that haunted me long ago by the head. Here is the beginning ...


Coffee?




Israel
Comedy
00:07:50
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Sharon Ben-Tovim
Written by
Sharon Ben-Tovim
Produced by
Sharon Ben-Tovim, Nir Bergman

Two friends wake up after a night of heavy drinking to realize that they're not only extremely late for their best friend's wedding, but also trapped inside an apartment with no way out. As much as they try to pull themselves together, a missing key and a dead body raise a lot of questions about what really happened last night.


Decades - Floating An Inch Off The Ground




United States
Animation, Music Video
00:02:56
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
David Samuel Adams Pack
Written by
David Samuel Adams Pack, Ben Ruttenburg, Samantha Francis
Produced by
Ben Ruttenburg, Samantha Francis
Edited by
David Samuel Adams Pack

Music video for the Decades song "Floating an inch off the ground"


EL UNIVERSO DE LA PALMA 2.0




Spain
Documentary
00:05:30
Season:2018

Released:2017
Directed by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Written by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin
Produced by
Juan Carlos Cortina Martin

This is the result of the challenge of completing a timelapse, which means a before and after, completing a film of more than five minutes in just 11 days on the island of La Palma. From here comes the second part, a timelapse that I wanted to complete, and from which has come a short 51 scenes where I get more in the soul of the island. It includes nocturnal scenes within the Astrophysical Institute of the Canary Islands.


Glass of Water




United States
Comedy
00:01:29
Season:2018
Directed by
Matt Clarkson

Hero Complex




Family, Comedy
00:07:00
Season:2018

Released:2018
Directed by
Mohamad AlYamani
Written by
Mohamad AlYamani
Produced by
Douglas Spain, Mohamad Yamani

Marlow is the new kid in school and finds it hard to be recognized, especially with popular bullies around! As we all know, the only one way to beat a villain is to become a superhero!


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