Film Synopsis and Filmmaker



A Fake Partner
Filmmaker – Le Yu
In recent years, an extremely popular comedy superstar, called First Brother, has appeared in the film world. First Brother had good relationships with his supporting actors and actresses. Most of them have to do some other work to earn their livings. Only Brother Xue persists in filmmaking. He works for different crews. He is willing to act in any role to continue his acting dream.


A Soldier Home
Filmmaker-Jay Nuzum
22 U.S. veterans take their own lives every day; that’s about 1 every hour. SOLDIER HOME is a documentary following a Marine back from war and his struggles with simple everyday things like finding a job, finding love, but looking at the world through lenses that have been smudged by the experience of war.


Filmmaker-Micah Stathis
Curro, a soon to be 35-year old personal trainer, has dreams of becoming a celebrated, award winning screenwriter. His world is covered with inspirational material intended to activate his creative drive and instill the discipline necessary to transform dreams into reality. Struggling to complete his script, Curro grows Increasingly aggravated by obtrusive mundane distractions, and decides to enlist the help of an ironic ‘self-help’ audiobook.


Filmmaker – Emiliano Sette
Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity’s happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.


Filmmaker – Jonathan Perez
When a group of cavern tour guides hear an old tale of a sacrificial cult performing rituals in the cave, they sneak down into the restricted areas to find out more.


Filmmaker – Aimee Bobruk

“If you don’t know, go find out.” A motorcycle ride along the Texas/Mexico border by one white, middle class, American woman who wanted to “know”, about those living at the edge. Featuring interviews from borderlanders from Brownsville to El Paso, TX.


By Us
Filmmaker – Ronald Colby

By Us. That’s what it’s about: invented by us, made by us. It’s a film about entrepreneurship; keeping it local and finding satisfaction in your work and creations.


Deadtime Travels
Filmmaker – George Meyers
It is the year 2060, and zombies have taken over the planet Earth. Only 143 human beings remain. Fortunately, time travel has been perfected. Chip jumps ahead in time 2 years to the year 2062 to find the entire planet a vast wasteland inhabited entirely by zombies.


Dune Girl
Filmmaker – Ruben Almeida, Jr.
Carlos, a shy kid is out with his mother as they shop for a big family dinner.   This trip proves to suck as he is forced to face his culture which he doesn’t really understand. He deals with awkward language barriers, a clumsy old lady and a strange encounter with Santa Muerte.


Easy Money
Filmmaker – Jackson Little
Two boys are given the opportunity to make some money by retrieving a brief case. Little do they know what they’re getting themselves into.


Filmmaker – Martin Grof
A mystery thriller about a 1980’s devoted Czechoslovakian communist party member visiting his future self, to make sure Socialism still prospers.


Family Day
Filmmaker – Ashley Berman
Family Day is a powerful short film about a mid-twenties woman who is finishing up her third stint in rehab at Greenbrier Rehab center in Dobbs ferry NY. In the final days of her three months stay, her mother and loving step dad come to visit for Family Day. What ensues is unexpected and revealing.


Heroes are Forever
Filmmaker-George Meyers
Once a hero always a hero.


Kil Al
Filmmaker – Walter Brandes
In an environment where androids are met with hostility and outrage by human beings, “Kill Al” tells the story of Femtel 216 and Femtel 303, two female synthetic beings confined to work in a sub-basement of an auditing firm. Each discovers their own humanity – one through art, the other through abuse and the aggressive emotions that follow thereafter.


Mesteka & Rehan
Filmmaker – Dina Elsalam
Mesteka, a seventy-year old Moslem widow, and Rehan, a sixty-seven year old Christian widower, are neighbours. Both of them suffer from the ailments of old age and Rehan has just received sad CT scan results. Mesteka and Rehan get used to monotony, loneliness, and pain, and fashion their lives accordingly, until tragedy gives way to comedy.



Filmmaker – Tyi Johnson
A woman surprisingly faces reality when her child experiences the life she tried to escape. Will love keep them connected or will doubt conquer all.


Not Your Day
Filmmaker – George Meyers
A criminal on the run picks the wrong car to carjack.


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Filmmaker – Chris McDaniel
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack explores the undeniable connection between music and film. Go behind the scenes with the artists and actors that put these movies and songs into that special place in our hearts. The cast includes Kevin Bacon, Corey Feldman, Huey Lewis, Jon Cryer, Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar and more.


Pinay Angel
Filmmaker – George Meyers
When Shane’s business partner, Ian, is captured and tortured by the Drug Warlord Ming, Shane is driven to hire Sasha, the young, beautiful Martial Arts expert to find him and bring him back.


Sunrise, Sunset
Filmmaker – Hannah Roark
Sunrise, Sunset is a story about a family in transition. Amid the drab, grown-up work of moving out of a treasured family home, hidden beauty is revealed when the reckless inquisitivenes of 5 year old Harper meets the wisdom and forthrightness of the family’s matriarch, Granny Jo.


Surely, You Jest
Filmmaker – Jaime Reborn
‘Surely, You Jest’ is a documentary film that the film pays tribute to stand-up comedy and takes an in-depth look into the world of stand-up comedy. The film explores the careers, perspectives, and motivations of five comedians: Jaime Reborn, Guy Torry, Adam Richmond, Flynn Beck, and Steve Wilson.


Tag Team Truckers
Filmmaker – Jason Ancona
A dreamer unhappy with his job makes an impulsive decision to become a commercial trucker and tries convincing his anal-retentive brother to join him.


The Replacement
Filmmaker – Sean Miller
On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President. He goes on a bender to seek justice, encountering new forms of prejudice, dismissal, and classism.


The Witch Hunt
Filmmaker – Katarzyna Jankowiak
Nowadays, there are more victims of sorcery-related accusations and violence in just one country than there were in the whole medieval Europe. In September 2017, Dominika Kulczyk undertook a difficult journey to one of the least studied and explored parts of the world – to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. She documented the issue of sorcery-related violence, found the survivors, and met the perpetrators.


War Crime
Filmmaker – Gopal Shivakoti
During the 10-year conflict (1996-2006) in Nepal, Maoists recruited children as spies, cooks, porters and even frontline guerrillas. 10 years after the conflict ended, the Nepal government and the party they were ready to die for have forgotten them. The former Maoist child soldiers are now in their 20s fighting for survival and against social stigma.


We the People
Filmmaker – Maureen Quinn
This short documentary examines various amendments of the U.S. Constitution.


Where Is My Home
Filmmaker – The Church of Almighty God
A girl who was shuffled from home to home from a young age because of her parents’ divorce has always longed for a warm home, but one misfortune follows another until at last a group of messengers for the gospel come, bringing her warmth and love of family. She finally finds a harbor for her soul to rest.


Special Screenings


Sharkwater Extinction
Filmmaker – Rob Stewart
Synopsis: Filmmaker Rob Stewart exposes the illegal fishing industry that threatens the survival of the world’s sharks.


Better Angels
Filmmaker – Malcolm Clarke
Synopsis: The new feature documentary by director Malcolm Clarke explores how the world’s two largest superpowers are racing towards economic and political conflict, yet find themselves undeniably linked and interdependent by the new reality of global economic rivalries and cultural ties. The film captures the compelling personal stories and ideological challenges of why these two countries have the world’s most important relationship.