Student Competition Block A - Adult
Director: Jiaqi Lin
Producers: Larry Kaster
Writer: Jiaqi Lin
Cast: Felix Fang, Leann Lei, Makayla Gatmaitan, Peggy Lu
School New York Film Academy
Set in 1915 rural China, The Red House is the story of a 25 year old prostitute, Fangfang, and her struggle to save enough of her earnings to buy back her contract and her freedom.
Director: Richard Rogers
Producers: Isaiah Wolfe
Writer: Richard Rogers
Cast: Sivan Ambrose, Donta Bernard, Daniel Cavenaugh
School University of North Carolina School of the Arts
A drug dealing basketball benchwarmer gets caught and blames his teammate to avoid punishment, spawning a chain reaction of events on high school picture day.
Director: Corey Aumiller
Producers: Daniel Leighton
Writer: Corey Aumiller, Andy Siara
Cast: Britain Dalton, Toby Grey
School American Film Institute
Collin (13) and Keith (7) run away from their family vacation resort in search of a ‘titty waterfall,’ but when they accidentally maim someone’s pet dog, they have to confront life, death and their own sibling rivalry.
Director: Eryn Montgomery
Producers: Eryn Montgomery, David Holm, Spencer Drees, Dan Wagner
Writer: Eryn Montgomery
Cast: Mackenzie Stephens, Anna Grey, Alec Van Bibber, John Newkirk, Maddie Sesenstein, Liberty Fraysure
School Wright State University
A portrait of youth and loneliness, freedom and heartbreak;. Desperate for love and attention, Rory struggles to keep control of her life, and risks losing what little she has left.
Director: Lauren Hoekstra
Producers: James Franco, Vince JolivetteGerren Crochet
Writer: Teresa Sullivan
Cast: Ahna O'Reilly, Adam Harrington, Michelle Defraites, Tyler Neitzel, Kristi Clainos, Vince Jolivette
School UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
A young woman who has peopled her world with imaginary gods and deities boards her usual bus to work, only to find the gods have commandeered it and are taking her back to the day she stopped living in reality.
Director: Jianjie Lin
Producers: Mufei Xu
Writer: Jianjie Lin
Cast: Nan Cui,Eryong Chuai,Shixiong Wang
School New York University Tisch School of the Arts Aisa
A mother's attempt to get her son into the best elementary school in the city.
The Listening Box
Director: Westin Ray
Producers: Westin Ray, Austin Ray
Writer: Westin Ray
Cast: Peter Arpesella, Catherine Mersereau, Josh Dominguez, Katie Anne Mitchell, Denise Loveday, Logan Kishi
School Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film
A modern day priest makes an unusual discovery in a confessional booth.