While playing with his friends, young Henry threw a boomerang that never came back. Now a grown man, he spends his life in fear of its inevitable return. In desperation, he seeks out professional help in this animated short film. A film by Renua Giwa-Amu.
An overachiever named Gwen is obsessed with eggs. Her passion has led to four consecutive wins for "Best Dish" at the Blue Briar Neighborhood Fair. Gwen enjoys being the reigning fair queen until a crushing loss in the Spring of 2009 steals her thunder. Will she reclaim her title this year? A film by Madeline Snapp.
Restricted by the oppressive summer heat, a single-minded mother, and the limits of childhood, a young girl's outing to the corner store stirs an unexpected self-realization in this quiet coming-of-age film. A film by Brittney Shepherd.
On the last day of summer camp, a teenage girl with cerebral palsy confronts institutional obstacles in addition to the regular challenges of young love in order to connect with her hot counselor crush. Will she woo him before the summer ends? A film by Jake Yuzna.
Adapted from the Flannery O’Connor Award-winning short story by Mary Hood, How Far She Went examines the quarrelsome relationship between a hardened grandmother, her estranged granddaughter, and how sacrifice can reveal the depths of love. A film by Ugla Hauksdottir.
Vintage musical toys provide the soundtrack for this cute and catchy animated short. Frogs and other
swamp pals each perform a signature dance move, but the amphibious party goes awry when an
unexpected guest arrives. A film by Karli Melder.
Two teen sisters working the night shift at a small town convenience store have their minds blown when their favorite boy band shows up on a snack run. However, their teenage dreams are soon shattered when the boys are not as dreamy as expected. A film by Madeline Jordan
A new romance between two women from different backgrounds becomes complicated when a street musician loses her home. A short film exploring intimacy, gender expression, and privilege. A film by Jackson Kroopf.
Autumn, fed up and exhausted, cuts ties with her heroin addict boyfriend in a gas station parking lot. Stranded and alone, she approaches a truck driver eating by himself. The two strangers find a common bond as they awkwardly share a table. A film by Grant Conversano.
Based on disturbing true events that shook California's child welfare system, two at-risk kids run away from a group home facility but find that life on the streets isn't any easier.
A film by Varun Chopra.
Unrequited romance is tough, especially when you're light years away from earth. Two coworkers navigate a workplace crush on the other side of the asteroid belt in this sweet and hilarious animated short by Janice Chun.