Real Men Go Hunting – 15 minutes, USA, California
Director Bio: Ryan Lynch grew up on a farm outside of Atlanta, GA. After traveling the world and documenting her journeys, she settled in the Bay Area where she currently works for Pixar. She is working on another short film, “The Farms”, and is producing her first feature film, “White Rabbit”.
Film Synopsis: Ryan gives us a humorous look at the male’s need to hang on to preconceived notions about his gender and what he “should” do in life.
Sack Lunch – 6 minutes, USA, Oregon
Director Bio: Jacqueline Gault resides in Portland. “Sack Lunch” is her first film. This is part of a series of shorts on revenge that will be arranged in a feature length film. She serves on the Board of WIFP. She is also the writer, producer, and editor for this short.
Film Synopsis: Revenge is best served in a sack lunch!
Green Bangles – 15 minutes (Hindi, subtitled in English), India
Director Bio: Archana Shinde is a graduate of the Directing Program for Films and TV of UCLA Extension. “Green Bangles” is one of her first films. She is also the writer and producer for this short.
Film Synopsis: So often we recreate our pasts and our present becomes the nightmare of our childhood. This story revolves around a woman who carries the burden of her disturbed past throughout her adult life.
Red Flag – 11 minutes, USA, Washington, DC
Director Bio: Sheila Curran Dennin is an award winning writer/director whose passion is centered in public health/family issues. This film is born out of personal experience in the dating world. During her 20 year career she has produced a serious body of work, and in her words “this film marks a much-needed fore into dramatic comedy. Phew!!”. Shelia also wrote this short.
Film Synopsis: We all get warning signs when something is not right, but do we also give them off to others as well!
AWOL – 12 minutes, USA, Los Angeles, California Director Bio: Deb Shoval has won many awards and competitions, but currently she can be found on her organic vegetable farm in PA as she works on her first feature film project “Poppies and Olives”.
Film Synopsis: Disappointment in love can send someone “AWOL” in the heart. The front lines are the only defense.
Dance of the Little Old Men – 5 minutes, Canada Director Bio: Kulchera Matson has been a stay-at-home mom and now is moving towards her passion for filmmaking. She and her sister, Kesa, have big plans to co-produce films bringing the female perspective to light. “Peace, Love, and Garlic” will be Kulchera’s first feature length film.
Film Synopsis: Under the guise of a traditional Mexican folk dance, a border town cowboy is unknowingly robbed of his treasure by traveling banditos.
The Cake – 9 minutes, UK
Director Bio: Ester Richardson’s background is theatre directing and this is her first film! It is already gaining acclaim and we look forward to what she will accomplish next. Ester also wrote this short.
Film Synopsis: Mrs. Anderson is a stubborn woman who cannot let go of the past, even in the face of desperate pleas for her help.
The Lobster – 3 minutes, USA, New Mexico
Director Bio: Joycelyn Jansons grew up in the “industry”. Her first short film, “Baby Monitor”, received many awards. “Lobster” is her second short film. She directed the premiere of Eve Ensler’s newest play, “I Am An Emotional Creature-The Secret Life of Girls”. Her career spans many sides of filmmaking as well as writing children’s books. Joycelyn also wrote and produced this film.
Film Synopsis: Is a Lobster more than dinner?