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Art & Fashion

Zen Pace’s Poetic Experimental Short ‘Little Mirror’ Is a Therapeutic Love Letter to the Inner Child

Zen Pace breaks down the meticulously crafted emotional architecture of their self-reflexive experimental poetry short film love letter to the inner child.

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Live Action, Premiere

Christa Haley Captures an Intense Moment of Female Vulnerability in Her NYU Tisch Short ‘Swim Captain’

Christa Haley details the intricacies of shooting the intimate scene in her film revealing the hidden vulnerability a swim leader looked up to by her peers.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Teen Girl’s Boundaries Are Irrevocably Crossed in Jaja Meloche’s Coming of Age Drama ‘Grown’

Jaja Meloche explains why she wanted a bold female character to lead the narrative in her powerful coming of age drama exploring the grey area of consent.

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Live Action

A Couple Investigate Their Mutating Cloning Ability in Peter Collins Campbell’s Sci-Fi Short ‘Variations on a Theme’

Peter Collins Campbell unpacks the wizardry behind the split-screen visuals of his short about a couple who can duplicate into new versions of themselves.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Meet Cute Rapidly Descends Into a Quagmire of Modern Day Relationship Hell in William Kenton’s ‘Outdoor Seating’

William Kenton reveals the lived experiences and modern dating tropes steeped in his quirky, anti-rom-com about the life cycle of a New York relationship.

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Live Action

A Low-Ranking Worker Finds Himself in the Eye of a Viral Data Leak Storm in Matt Porter’s ‘See Saw’

Matt Porter breaks down the origins of his viral culture comedy and shares how they constructed a paranoid visual tone to match their character's predicament.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Toxic Relationship Becomes an All-Encompassing Nightmare in AJ Prager’s Short ‘Seeing Other People’

Amanda Prager reveals how she translated her experience of being in a toxic relationship into a paranoid fantasy short about escaping a controlling partner.

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Art & Fashion, Premiere

A Disconnected Woman Roams Through the Remnants of Her Relationship in Kate Harpootlian’s ‘Anyone Who Knows’

Kate Harpootlian explains how she employed more impactful minimal movement when choreographing her dance short exploring the dissolution of a relationship.

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Live Action, Premiere

Taylor Thompson Shows Us Exactly How to Not Make Friends in His Bungling Comedy Short ‘People Person’

Taylor Thompson explains how he channelled his failures with adult friending into his cringe-inducing short about a lonely chatterbox desperate to connect.

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Live Action

The Gaping Chasm Left by a Missing Girl Is Quickly Inhabited by a Lonely Opportunist in Jimmy Goldblum’s ‘Jude’

Jimmy Goldblum discusses up-ending typical true crime missing girl tropes in his short following a teen girl who inserts herself into a life that isn’t hers.

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Art & Fashion

Adi Halfin Finds Grace Amongst the Sweat in Her Kinetic Gym Fashion Short ‘There’s Beauty in the Burn’

Director Adi Halfin talks about the challenges of creating a choreographic language that blended workout and dance for her energizing Calia fashion film.

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Live Action, Premiere

Youthful Abandon Clashes Against the Burdens of Impending Adulthood in Melina Valdez’ ‘Weapons and Their Names’

Melina Valdez unpacks her process of weaving magical realism into a grounded narrative informed by personal experience to portray the tumult of teenage grief.

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