Shorts VII: It's Generational

The Hero Pose { 12 MIN / USA } DIR: Mischa Jakupcak
The Hero Pose , starring Chaske Spencer ( The Twilight Saga, Desert Cathedral, Winter in the Blood ) and Nikki Hahn ( Riding 79, The Secret Lives of Dorks, American Horror Story ) tells the story of a slow afternoon in Missoula, Montana. Mia, a precocious eight year old wants to do anything but hang out at her father's house trying to sell a car that doesn't run. This short film explores these two characters, their relationship and those precious moments in life when two people are able to pause, breath and connect. | Director in Attendance

Twinke, Twinkle { 9 MIN / UK } DIR: Deborah Haywood
When Sophie and Megan play Mummies and Daddies, we learn rather a lot about Mummy... and Daddy. | Director in Attendance | View Trailer

Ahora, No { 17 MIN / UK & Spain } DIR: Elia Ballesteros & Kate Campbell
Saragossa, 1977. Colonel Asensio has gathered his family and friends at his beautiful country house for a sumptuous evening to celebrate his birthday. Franco has just died but although Spain now claims to be a democracy, the ghosts of an authoritarian regime still linger.The Asensio's are the perfect hosts for the perfect party. But under the veneer lies a deception that could threaten the very fabric of the family. One of the guests holds a secret that has been buried for many years, a secret that refuses to stay hidden. And just as Spain must acknowledge its own past, the Asensio family will have to confront their own history. | Website

Sweet, Sweet Country { 18 MIN / USA } DIR: Dehanza (Daye) Rogers
Living in a small Southern town, 20 year-old refugee Ndizeye struggles to support not only herself, but the family she left behind in a Kenyan refugee camp. Her struggle becomes so much more when her family literally shows up at her doorstep.

Six Letter Word { 17 MIN / USA } DIR: Lisanne Sartor
Down on her luck Zoe (Rumer Willis) turns tricks to support herself and her bright, odd son Jax but wants a better life for him. She brings Jax to a private school that her estranged mother has agreed to pay for, where an unexpected encounter with one of her johns gradually helps Zoe realize that Jax has autism and needs much more than she alone can give him. | Director in Attendance | Website

Rupture { 9 MIN / Burkina Faso } DIR: Caylee So
Morie, a young pregnant woman living in a small village in Burkina Faso, has always dreamed of bigger and better things for herself, but bound by traditions, Morie's labor challenges will change the course of three people's lives forever. | Director in Attendance

Door God { 23 MIN / China } DIR: Yulin Liu
A 7 year old girl, Lingli, has been waiting two years for her mother to come home. When her family finally puts up the Door God on Chinese New Year, her mother finally returns, but brings irreversible change to Lingli and her family.This is a story about how Lingli loses her childhood innocence, and how she faces those she loves most and her life after heartbreak. | Director in Attendance

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Sunday, March 9