NOTE: While every effort will be made to stick to the following schedule, times and order, this is subject to change without notice.
Doors open 11:30 a.m., Films start at 12:00 p.m.
Student Short K-5
Runtime: 5m 13s
Submitted by Boys and Girls Club of Moorpark and
A short film about two friends in disagreement about an incident. They are taken to Kidz Kourt for a resolution.
Lost In the Woods
Runtime: 3m 10s
Submitted by Alyss Mazariegos
A stop motion animation comedy about two friends getting lost in the woods.
The Journey of Story Float
Runtime: 5m 30s
Submitted by Szuhsin Lee
In this film, we designed an Ei-Ga (the story float), and used the roles of a traditional story: Journey to the West to depict a river filled with human-made garbage and that therefore the Ei-Ga were unable to move forward. In the end, with the cooperation of all the people, we cleaned up the garbage at the bottom of the stream, so that the celebration parade could continue. With this show, the people in the town learnt and understood that they should not litter or pollute the environment, and they should lead a clean and tidy life.
Student Shorts 9-12
Runtime: 13m 27s
Submitted by Avery Christmas
Royalty meets scurvy.
TAKING A SEAT FOR JUSTICE:
THE 504 SIT-IN
Submitted by Thomas Huang
Our documentary focuses on the 504 Sit-in, a groundbreaking event that had an instrumental role in spearheading the disability rights movement. The sit-in led to the signing of the 504 regulations and increased disability accommodations, creating a massive ideological shift in society that paved the way for future legislation that would help millions. Our documentary highlighted the three primary ways that the 504 Sit-in exhibited communication: the non-violent protests allowed the disabled to express their frustrations, national media attention changed public perception, and political pressure gave them a voice in the government. The communication was key for the nation in understanding the struggles that the disabled faced.
THE SPAGHETTI MONSTER
Runtime: 12m 56s
Submitted by Thomas Farm Films Inc.
Trespassing can be deadly.
Runtime: 9m 55s
Submitted by Will Nordstrom
An introverted teenager named Erwin meets Rita, a free spirited actress. Just as their quirky relationship starts to bring him out of his shell, Erwin realizes that Rita is not the person she appears to be.
Films start at 1:30 p.m.
MONSTER RALLY "ADVENTURE"
Runtime: 5m 15s
Submitted by Zak Marx
Adventure explores the world of 1970s competitive moto-racing in finely textured, surreal miniature. It follows perennial #2 ranked rider, 'Sunshine,’ during the 1972 Baja 1000 as he ruminates in the shadows of adored, world champion, Jammin’ Jackie Hudson.
BEBOTEO "REAL ONA"
Runtime: 2m 30s
Submitted by Martin Taube
WHAT WE CHOOSE TO REMEMBER
Runtime: 7m 49s
Submitted by Sarah North
We all cling to idealized versions of the past. Whether it's intentional or not, our brains have a knack for editing our past experiences so that they are more palatable to our sensibilities than the hard truth actually is. The history behind my family's emigration from Latvia during World War II is astonishing. When I learned about the true nature of my ancestors' flight from their homeland, I wanted to make sure it was not a story forgotten to time. My Grandma Skai chose to forget her past. I'm choosing to remember it.
Dear GRANDMA AND GRANDPA:
A QUARANTINE STORY
Runtime: 3m 46s
Submitted by Sophia Featherstone
My Grandparents have dementia and they have been quarantined separately during the coronavirus crisis. In their 80s, they are both incredibly vulnerable to COVID-19, so these measures are maintained to keep them safe, but because of their memories', it is hard for them to understand why they can't see anyone--and why they can't see each other. Not only this, but communicating with them is increasingly difficult. With a greater reliance on technology as a means of connection, it is almost as though they are both being left behind.
Runtime: 4m 59s
Submitted by Zach Stevens
A poignant tale of longing and loss is revealed when a timeworn journal transports a young girl to a place of enchanting wonders.
"TIL THE LIGHT GOES OUT"
Runtime: 5m 27s
Submitted by Stephen Mallett
Artemis and her warriors battle Nyx and her warriors. It’s an all out battle between two goddesses. ⚔️
TOO GOOD TO BE FORGOTTEN
Runtime: 23m 47s
Submitted by Andrew Bystrom
“Too Good to be Forgotten” started filming in 1943 and took 77 years to complete. The movie is a personal Navy Documentary on World War II and Korean War Patrol Craft Sailors. This film has rare WWII and Bikini Atoll color film and photographs of the Pacific war zone taken by my dad, Lieutenant (junior grade) John Bystrom (deceased) and the historical sea stories from Patrol Craft sailors now in their 80s and 90s. My film is dedicated to the 50,000 Patrol Craft Sailors who served this country that are too good to be forgotten. Welcome Aboard!
Dia De Los Muertos
Submitted by Ortega Brothers Vision
A father takes his son on a spiritual journey to honor his ancestors, and keep their traditions alive.
Catch me i'm falling
Runtime: 3m 40s
Submitted by Suzanne DeLaurentiis
Narrative Shorts Vol. 1
Film start at approximately 3:00 p.m.
COFFEE WITH EXES
Runtime: 9m 48s
Submitted by Jessica Bishop / Bonnie E. Hart
This female driven plot depicts a woman reconnecting with her former relationships as she struggles to figure it out romantically. From the "Here's Your Shit Back coffee" to the "Wanna Hook Up for Old Time's Sake coffee", Jess reconnects with all her exes over multiple cups of Joe. Ultimately, she realizes that the real person she’s been looking to reconnect with is herself. Armed with the new empowerment of her ‘enoughness’, she is finally ready to move forward in life and love. “It’s time to find a new coffee shop.”
death offers life -
last moments of Vincent Van Gogh
Submitted by Madhu R
The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully.
The Yellow Bird
Runtime: 2m 14s
Submitted by Aaron Calafato
How one man learned life lessons about mortality, perseverance and grace from a little yellow bird.
Runtime: 9m 28s
Submitted by Kugga Info
Binging on video games leads John into a topsy turvy world, where he dreams he’s actually in the video game of ‘Mortal Kombat’, and fighting the ultimate boss; Liu Kang. Unable to stop playing, John loses the two good things he had going in his life.
Will he ever beat his ‘Video Addiction’, and get back to the life he loved?
Submitted by Melissa Purner
Following a night of heavy drinking, an art student comes face to face with the complexities of consent in her college sorority through her art.
Narrative Shorts Vol. 2
Runtime: 5m 45s
Submitted by Bruce Barker
It takes teamwork to manufacture true art. Plus bits of plastic and some ones and zeroes.
Runtime: 10m 59s
Submitted by Simon Stock
A young woman is tasked with making a life-altering decision in the face of an unknown intruder.
Runtime: 8m 51s
Submitted by Brendan Healy
A young man kicks ass for love.
THE LITTLE THINGS...
Runtime: 10m 36s
Submitted by Rathin Rao
Jai attempts to make Palak Paneer for his wife Phalak to settle their differences. Will she like the dish? Will he woo her back?
Runtime: 17m 16s
Submitted by Matthew Gratzner
Mutiny! is a swashbuckling, action-adventure comedy featuring a progressive Captain dealing with a crew that's set in their old ways— all while confronting gender inequality and the lack of self-awareness of overt masculinity… but all seen through the eyes of 17th Century Pirates.
Runtime: 16m 12s
Submitted by Kameishia D Wooten
At her high school graduation party, a teenage girl, whose only chance of making it out of poverty is through college, scrambles to recover stolen tuition money before reliant family members catch on to her secret.
Film start at approximately 4:00 p.m.
Film start at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Runtime: 1h 34m
Submitted by Fenella Greenfield
Dr Michael O'Brien is a celebrated palaeoanthropologist.
But lately, his life has gone off track.
His relationship just tanked.
And his recently-published book has drawn ridicule from academics while being hailed by crazy conspiracy theorists.
With his party-animal sister Alyssa, and her latest boyfriend Dante, he retreats to a rural outback where he obsessively pursues the unorthodox research that led his colleagues to shun him.
Here, he makes a mind-blowing discovery that’ll rescue his career.
Trapped in isolation, four flawed characters grapple with their awesome responsibilities and the delusional idea that we humans are the master species.
Film starts at approximately 7:30 PM
Submitted by Suzanne DeLaurentiis
Runtime: 1h 15m
A vehicle crash in the Pine Barrens leads to a missing teen which raises conspiracy theories about the infamous Jersey Devil legend. On the anniversary of the crash, Sarah Franklin, convinced her cousin Kelsey is alive, goes out to the crash site with Alex , Kelsey's boyfriend, to investigate. Things go downhill quickly as Sarah and Alex uncover what really lurk s in the woods .