Nicholas Goodwin’s Beauty Queen is very well made and acted with a nice message despite maybe feeling a little too familiar.
Misti Dawn Garritano and Mackenzie Barmen’s short film, Denial, is an amusing and brief peek into what should be an exciting time in a couple’s life.
Matthew Kyle Levine’s newest short film, Miss Freelance, continues the writer/director’s penchant for emotional character studies told through facial expressions and relationships.
Marley Jaeger’s debut film, Simon’s Quest, is an amusing little short with a bit of an identity crisis while also having a main character dealing with his own identity crisis .
Yalan Hu’s debut film, Doll It Up, boasts a strange and quirky romance that’s thoroughly enjoyable, has something to say, and also plays for laughs.
Phil Newsom’s debut film, Simple Mind, is a well shot and edited short with a unique twist but suffers from some pesky audio issues.
Brandon Block’s film debut, Psychic Murder, is well shot and acted while also leaving viewers with questions and a desire to learn more.
Matthew Mahler’s short film, To Be Alone, won’t necessarily surprise anyone but it’s a very well made film with a great lead performance from Timothy J. Cox.
Meg Skaff’s 2011 short film, Terry Kendall and Orange Green, is a simple, yet strange, story with good performances and an amusing tone.
The Watchers is an intriguing short thriller that borrows elements from a number of other films but also feels original in its execution.