Student Film

  • Directed By

    Maddy Freeman

    Appetite

    When Jack misreads Stephanie's flirting, he prepares for a romantic date.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    5m

  • Directed By

    Vincent D'Alessandro

    Baby

    Baby (Alexa Swinton), a distracted, seven-year-old girl in a cheaply stitched princess dress, spends her days in and around the food court where her mother works. Baby and Ma, now quite used to this routine, are visited by an unwanted guest who changes the course of their tranquility.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    8m

  • Directed By

    Manahar Kumar

    Badlaav Republic

    Women leaders inculcate the pursuit of knowledge and growth to kids and men in a local community in India. - Badlaav (Change) Republic

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    15m

  • Directed By

    Daniel Ferrer

    Ex Disposer

    Nostalgic for his days behind the kit, Andy attempts to reunite with his bandmates, but first, he must confront the bad blood that was shed during his split from the group.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    18m

  • Directed By

    Garrett Adams

    Forever Red

    Two American ex-spies have left their experiences during the cold war behind them. However, the fragile normality in life that they manage to establish is broken when one of the ex-spies seeks out the other more than 40 years later. Upon reuniting, old feelings resurface and a dark secret from their past is brought to light.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    15m

  • Directed By

    Ciaran Maginn

    Franky

    Best friends Franky and Felix have their friendship tested by an abusive older brother

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    12m

  • Directed By

    Walter Mzengi

    Gulf

    Facing a dire situation, a woman flees her badly governed homelands; heading north with the desperate dream of finding a better life. Although she later discovers that to be fully accepted into the community, means losing a part of herself.

    Desert Dunes

    South Africa

    10m

  • Directed By

    YU MAO

    I Remember

    18-year-old prostitute Xuan grew up in a family without mother’s love. Her mother accidentally got sick made Xuan have to make money for the medical cost. With the recommendation of her roommate Lisa, Xuan got to know the memory selling business and also found out Lisa’s secret…

    Desert Dunes

    China

    20m

  • Directed By

    Rey Tang

    Noodles & Incense

    Chinese-American cook Amy Chang wants to move to L.A. with her girlfriend Megan, yet is held back by unfinished business with her late grandma.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    20m

  • Directed By

    Zoe Huddleston

    Static

    As an unassuming man battles the multiple facets of his own personality internally, the struggle turns outward and he engages with his surroundings. With each blow, the fight blurs the lines between which version of him is dominant. Like many battling with mental illness (therefore with themselves) this film aims to manifest that struggle.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    2m

  • Directed By

    Brian Velsor

    Stay Don't Go

    As the search for a missing teenage girl goes cold - Martha, a devoted volunteer, stumbles across a possible lead. When her warnings are met with indifference and exhaustion, Martha is forced to take matters into her own hands.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    20m

  • Directed By

    Jen Hurler

    Warmth

    Whether to fight for survival or to take a chance on an enemy is the tough decision at the core of the CG animated short, Warmth. When a boy alone in the woods faces a tiger, the two realize that they’re not so different. This film, with its minimal setting evokes the cold isolation at the beginning but through its watercolor art direction and small message of empathy will leave audiences a little warmer.

    Desert Dunes

    United States

    3m

  • Directed By

    Marlene Emilia Rios

    We Choose To Go

    When Angie Miranda first awakens onboard the Horizon, she notices something seems a bit…off. After taking her first initial steps outside her cryosleep pod, she discovers her crew mates have died in their sleep, and the food onboard the ship is beyond expired. As she explores, she discovers that the ship has undergone a fatal mission error and they’ve not only overshot their mission—but they’ve endured 60 years of directionless drift. As Angie tries to overcome the fatal scenario she’s found herself in, she reflects back on the life she gave up on Earth in pursuit of this mission.

    Desert Dunes

    United Kingdom

    15m

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