Emma meets Tancredi in Florence, embarking on a love affair with the intoxicating cosmos he represents: endless days in the gauzy hills, the sun-blanched beaches. They become engaged. Soon, however, Emma becomes caught in family politics, learning what is expected of a woman in Florentine high society. The same beauty that intoxicated Emma reveals itself as superficial, and suffocates her.
Written & Directed by Amy DePaola
Since surviving a physical assault on the steps of her apartment, Amy DePaola (30) has been keeping a low profile while visiting a local boxing gym. When a young woman turns up dead in her neighborhood, Amy is forced to face her fears again, revealing that her real fight is far from over. Inspired by true events and melding narrative with cinéma vérité, AMYDEE. is writer-director-actor Amy DePaola’s meditation on reclaiming one’s power in an uncontrollable modern world.
Cal & V
Written & Directed by Timothy Offor
Cal & V are two lovers stuck at a crossroads until Cal places his successful movie career on the line to try and win Vanessa back.
Breaking up is easy. Moving out is hard. After five years of ups and downs, an African American 30-something couple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood spends their final afternoon together arguing and remember better days, as one of them moves out and hopefully on with her life.
Men Don't Whisper
Written by Jordan Firstman & Charles Rogers
Directed by Jordan Firstman
After being emasculated at a sales conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton decide the only way to regain their confidence and prove their masculinity is to sleep with some women. When they meet fellow conference attendees and pleasure seekers Beth and Dominique, it seems like a perfect match. Unfortunately sealing the deal is easier said than done.
Written & directed by Anthony Sneed
Brian, a gaudy alpha male, wants to seal the deal on an apartment for him and his trophy wife but ends up unlocking a deep rooted fetish that has him questioning his masculinity and asking the realtor to satisfy his desires one last time.
Based a real event happened in China. The film tells the story about a child who has been sexually abused by her kindergarten teacher suffers from the trauma for her entire life and finally commits suicide.
Don't Be a Hero
Written & directed by Pete Lee
Lizzy Jo, who still lives with mom at age 45, battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired by a true story. Starring Missi Pyle.
Written & directed by Inka Rusi
In an impressionistic meditation on exclusion, on learning where you rank in the hierarchy and what you're going to do about it, FOUL focuses on one moment, totally formative yet totally ordinary, between the boys as they fight for their place in line. The film asks you to question the game, to wonder what happens when you grow up in a rubric where dominance is rewarded, where you're enabled to exclude and taught only to consider yourself embraced once somebody else is alienated.
A Journey to from Love
Written & directed by Abdullah Al-mulla
Ashiq’s surreal adventure into his inner being from the loss of his love and his journey to acceptance
Written & directed b Jim Vendiola
A recent widow named Camille falls into a strange, long-distance courtship with a librarian named Delphine, her dead husband's first wife.
Written & directed by David Bornstein
A young professional strives to cook the perfect pair of eggs and goes completely mad in the process.
Written by Macey Isaacs & Jenny Leiferman
Directed by Mary Neely
Best friends, Lucy and Julie, are spending their summer hiding from a terrorizing neighbor until Lucy runs out of her anti-depressant, and they're forced to fight for their lives.
Written & directed by Alex Wood
A dark comedy about a man who discovers unsavory details about his girlfriend after she loses her memory.
Directed by Michael Goldburg
Written by Janelle Tedesco, Michael Goldburg, and Dave Chan
An unhappy accountant works out her midlife crisis to be an artist during an alcohol-infused "break" with coworkers at her office.
Written and Directed by Claire Fowler
A female Lyft driver navigates the night shift in New York City while waiting to hear life or death news from her family in Syria.
A proud son hires a documentary filmmaker to immortalize his father's legacy. Tensions flare up between filmmaker and subject-and a rookie cameraman is caught in the cross fire-as the three travel across France unearthing family secrets.
Written & Directed by Noah Millman
Two high school debaters in the 1980s ride home together on a school bus after a tournament. They can talk about anything from nuclear weapons to farm subsidies — but can they talk about how badly he wants to touch her?
The Other Capulet
Written & Directed by Afonso J. Henrique
A cursed Rosaline struggles to find love, until one day, she unexpectedly meets Romeo, a savior, at least she so believes.
The world inside a music box reveals the twisted narrative that replays generation after generation. Barbie and a ventriloquist puppet find themselves trapped within their socially constructed identities and narratives with little hope of escape.
“Life After” is about Nisha, a single mother and Indian immigrant, who travels to New York City to clear out her daughter Zara's apartment. Out of her element in the big city, Nisha discovers surprising new details about Zara. With help from her best friend and a stranger, Nisha uncovers the truth about her daughter’s life.
A thoughtful postgraduate girl tries to piece together the purpose of life in order to cope with the death of her sister. Her memories drift back and forth between childhood and adulthood eventually stumbling upon love.
The Crack is Fine
Written and directed by Kirsten Golden
An often misunderstood, young queer man struggles to break free of his self-imposed prison and destructive patterns as his relationships and once burgeoning career continue to crumble around him.
Written by K.D. Davila
Directed by Carey Williams
Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police.