|THE CAGE (USA, 15 mins) – Dir. Ricky Staub
In a rough Philadelphia neighborhood, a teenage basketball player struggles to resist becoming entangled with violence, anger and death.
|ETIQUETA NEGRA (BLACK LABEL) (Spain, 11 mins) – Dir. David Vergés
Erik is a night-shift employee from a lonely gas station; Alex is a regular at the shop. One night, something happens that gives them the opportunity to discover who they really are.
|FAIR SHAKE TRANSFER (USA, 16 mins) – Dir. Joshua Morris
Fronting as a cabman for a criminal organization in Canada, Amos Fulton has forced a long-anticipated conversation with his biological father in the North American wilderness. Each man is held captive to a past underscored by years of individual toil and transgression.
|FAUVE (Canada, 16 mins) – Dir. Jeremy Comte
In a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.
|I WAS IN YOUR BLOOD (USA, 8 mins) – Dir. Joseph Sackett
A young boy falls in love with his babysitter.
|NEVADA (USA, 12 mins) – Dir. Emily Ann Hoffman
A young couple’s romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a birth-control mishap in this stop-motion animated comedy.
|MEDUSA (USA, 12 mins) – Dir. India Donaldson
Meredith has a crush on a marble statue.