War Paint, Credit: Courtesy of Sundance Institute

Park City, UT — Works selected across the new Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2018 Sundance
Film Festival were announced today, underlining Sundance Institute’s commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling,
regardless of form, format or length.

New this year is the Indie Episodic section, designed as a dedicated showcase for emerging independent voices and their work. In recent
years, the Festival has screened episodic content in the
Special Events section, which includes new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience. This
evolution reflects Sundance Institute’s ongoing support of the developing episodic format, which includes the Episodic
Lab, where creators develop original projects under the guidance of veteran industry advisors. Works from the new
Indie Episodic section premiere at the Festival beginning Monday, January 22 and continuing through Wednesday,
January 24.

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Episodic is one of the

fastest-developing fields in on-screen storytelling today. By creating a dedicated space for independent episodic storytellers
to shine, we’re aiming to foster more creativity in the field.”.

Sixty-nine short films will screen at the Festival. The Institute’s support for short films extends internationally and year-round.
Select Festival short films are presented as a traveling program at seventy-five theaters in the U.S. and Canada each year, and short
films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. Among the shorts the Festival has shown in recent years are
World of Tomorrow, Thunder Road, Whiplash, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Gregory Go Boom and Edmond. This marks the sixth year of YouTube’s presentation of the Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film program, part
of their ongoing support for short-form filmmakers.

Mike Plante, Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “We are always thrilled to discover
new voices in filmmaking through the short film program: they take risks in story and style you might not expect.”.

The works selected in these sections are:


America To Me
/ U.S.A. (Director: Steve James, Segment Directors: Bing Liu, Rebecca Parrish, Kevin Shaw) — This limited series captures
a year-long look at one of Chicago’s most progressive and diverse public schools, located in suburban Oak Park. Unprecedented
in scope, the series is both intimate and epic in its storytelling as it explores America’s charged state of race, culture
and education today.
World Premiere

The Adulterers
/ U.S.A. (Creators and screenwriters: Tonya Glanz, Chris Roberti) — Two co-workers engaged in an extramarital affair discover
an unexpected but limited intimacy which unlocks a secret world of creativity and freedom.
Cast: Tonya Glanz, Chris Roberti. World Premiere

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Diaz Jacobs) — After a long separation, two sisters are forced to come together. When
the man that once got between them reappears, a triangle emerges and they find themselves in a similar place after many
years: suffocating, infuriating and incredibly familiar. Home.
Cast: Shannon Plumb, Melora Walters, Robert Maffia, Lora Witty. World Premiere

/ U.S.A. (Executive Producers: Franchesca Ramsey, Kara Welker, Director: Kaitlin Fontana) — Comedian Franchesca
Ramsey finds communion and culture in this digital series which explores beauty and fashion. The pilot episode finds Franchesca
escaping ubiquitous internet trolls as she spends the day with friend Michelle Buteau getting an ornate Japanese gel manicure.
Cast: Franchesca Ramsey. World Premiere

Halfway There
/ U.S.A. (Director: Rick Rosenthal, Screenwriter: Nick Morton) — When recovering addict Jimmy Bishop finds his sober living
facility teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, he is forced to take in his wealthy alcoholic mother as a client. Her arrival
solves his immediate financial crisis but also unleashes every other problem he has struggled his whole life to contain.
Cast: Matthew Lillard, Blythe Danner, Esai Morales, Sarah Shahi, Nishi Munshi, Paige Hurd. World Premiere

High & Mighty
/ U.S.A. (Director: Carlos López Estrada, Screenwriter: Cesar Mazariegos) — After getting shot multiple times by a mysterious
flower delivery man and surviving without a scratch, Chelo discovers he has superhuman powers. But only when he’s
drunk or high. With the help of his homies, Chelo will decide whether to use his powers for good…or social media.
Cast: Jorge Diaz, J.R. Villarreal, Adam Zastrow, James Eckhouse, Shakira Barrera, Chelsea Rendon.

I’m Poppy
/ U.S.A. (Director and writer: Titanic Sinclair) — Join Internet sensation Poppy as she enters the real world for the very
first time and quickly realizes that fame and fortune comes at a price, with secret societies, dangerous fanatics and a
very envious mannequin named Charlotte.
Cast: Poppy Chan, Samm Levine, Dan Hildebrand, Brad Carter, Kofi Boakye, Madison Lawlor. World Premiere

Leimert Park
/ U.S.A. (Director: Mel Jones, Screenwriter: Davita Scarlett) — Things get complicated when
three friends share a house in South LA’s Leimert Park. Despite being married, beats-maker Mickey hasn’t had an orgasm in three months, Bridget mistakes sex for love while assisting a visiting
artist and Kendra shoots videos of her numerous sexual encounters, hoping for her own art show.
Cast: Ashley Blaine Featherson, Asia’h Epperson, Ashli Haynes, Franz Latten, Wade Allain-Marcus, Ikenna Okoye. World Premiere

The Mortified Guide
/ U.S.A. (Director: Michael Mayer, Executive Producers: David Nadelberg, Neil Katcher) — A comedic look at the biggest
issues of adolescence – from first loves to fitting in – as adults share their childhood writings and art in front of total
strangers. Based on the
Mortified stage shows, books, podcast and film, this docuseries celebrates the awkward insecurities that shaped us
Cast: Robert Woo, Katie Westerfield, Adam Ruben. World Premiere

Mr. Inbetween
/ Australia (Director: Nash Edgerton, Screenwriter: Scott Ryan) — Father, ex-husband, boyfriend: tough roles to juggle
in the modern age. Even harder when you’re a hitman.
Cast: Scott Ryan, Justin Rosniak, Brooke Satchwell, Damon Herriman, Jackson Tozer, Chika Yasumura. World Premiere

/ U.S.A. (Creator and director: Michael Walker) — A 30 minute comedy/drama about three young artists, living in Brooklyn,
and their adventures trying to make it in the art world and in life.
Cast: Joshua Caras, Olivia Luccardi, Paul Cooper, Amy Hargreaves, David Patrick Kelley. World Premiere

The Passage
/ U.S.A. (Director: Kitao Sakurai, Writers: Phillip Burgers, Kitao Sakurai) — Phil, wide-eyed and mute, is on the run from
a pagan cult. Phil’s scatterbrained ineptitude keeps getting him into trouble, however, and agents who’ve been
hired to recapture him are always one step behind. The result is a series of misadventures that take the trio around the
Cast: Philip Burgers, Chad Damiani, Krystel Roche, Juzo Yoshida. World Premiere

The Show About The Show (Season 2)
/ U.S.A. (Director: Caveh Zahedi, Producer: Aziz Isham) — In Season 2, Caveh and Mandy break up over the Show. Caveh gets
involved with a fan but the pressure of having every aspect of their relationship made public begins to erode that relationship
as well. The Show becomes a runaway train that Caveh struggles to keep from being derailed.
Cast: Amanda Field, Ashley Foy, Emmy Harrington, Peter Rinaldi, Karley Sciortino, Caveh Zahedi. World Premiere

/ U.S.A. (Creators: Susane Lee and Andrew Olsen, Director: Andrew Olsen) — Dark, comedic vignettes from Susane’s life. She means well, she has good intentions, but she finds herself challenged when she winds up in awkward situations.
Cast: Susane Lee, Robert David Hall, Ken Takemoto, Mimi Cozzens, Travis Coles, Caitlin Kim. World Premiere

Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time
/ U.S.A. (Creator: Peter Gulsvig, Screenwriters: Daniel Shepard, Diana McCorry) — An animated comedy about a maladjusted
42-year-old woman with the emotional capacity of a child who shrinks to the size of her toys and forces them to entertain
her before introducing several unrelated animated shorts.
Cast: Rachel Butera, Nate Corddry, Peter Gulsvig, Jeremy Bent, Diana McCorry. World Premiere

This Close
/ U.S.A. (Director: Andrew Ahn, Creators: Josh Feldman, Shoshannah Stern) — Best friends Kate and Michael, who are deaf,
try to balance their personal and professional lives. She’s newly engaged and struggles to grow at work, while he battles
self-destructive writer’s block after having his heart broken. As they tackle their own issues, their friendship is put
to the test.
Cast: Shoshannah Stern, Josh Feldman, Zach Gilford, Colt Prattes, Marlee Matlin, Cheryl Hines. World Premiere

Tropical Cop Tales
/ U.S.A (Director: Jim Hosking, Writers: Jim Hosking, Toby Harvard) — Two burned-out city cops — Keymarion “Primetime”
Weeyums and Demetrius “Meechie” Franks — relocate to a tropical paradise for a relaxing twilight to their careers.
It ends up being the most vicious, menacing place on earth, not even slightly relaxing.
Cast: Wayne DeHart, Charles Noland, Carl Solomon, Nicole Crump, Brian Russell. World Premiere


One-of-a-kind moments highlighting new independent works that add to the unique Festival experience. An evolving section,
this year includes episodic work, short films and live post-screening discussions.

/ U.S.A., Germany, France (Director: Eugene Jarecki, Executive Producer: Steven Soderbergh) — Forty years after the death
of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity
and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers. North American Premiere

Pass Over
/ U.S.A (Created by: Spike Lee, Danya Taymor, Playwright/Screenwriter: Antoinette Nwandu)— A provocative riff on
Waiting for Godot, capturing the poetry, humor and humanity of this urgent and timely play about two young black men
talking shit, passing the time and dreaming of the promised land.
Cast: Jon Michael Hill, Julian Parker, Ryan Hallahan, Blake DeLong. World Premiere

The Trade
/ U.S.A. (Director: Matthew Heineman, Executive Producers: Pagan Harleman, Matthew Heineman)
— A character-driven vérité docu-series which explores the opioid epidemic from the intimate perspectives of growers, addicts
and law enforcement on both sides of the border. This interwoven narrative transcends the headlines to convey, with humanity
and nuance, the scope and gravity of the crisis.
World Premiere

Wild Wild Country
/ U.S.A. (Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way, Producer: Juliana Lembi) — When a mysterious guru and his disciples purchase
a 64,000 acre ranch in desolate, rural Oregon – and build a $125 million utopian society – a war erupts with neighboring
ranchers, pitting one way of life against the other and forcing both sides to take actions neither thought imaginable.
World Premiere


Agua Viva
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Alexa Lim Haas) — A Chinese manicurist in Miami attempts to describe feelings she
doesn’t have the words for.

The Blazing World
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Carlson Young) — Margaret has been plagued with dreams of a strange world since she
was a little girl. After a mysterious man with a map visits her one night, she decides to give in to the incessant calls
of The Blazing World.

Blue Christmas
/ United Kingdom, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Charlotte Wells) — On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town,
a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife’s worsening psychosis at home.

Cheer Up Baby
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Adinah Dancyger) — A young woman who has been sexually assaulted by a stranger on
the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale.

The Climb
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Michael Covino) — Kyle is depressed and a weekend bike ride with his best friend,
Mike, should help. Fresh air. Camaraderie. Exercise. But Mike has something to say that might ruin the ride.

Don’t Be a Hero
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Pete Lee) — A middle-aged woman battles loneliness and boredom by robbing banks on
her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired
by a true story.

/ U.S.A. (Director: Carey Williams, Screenwriter: K.D. Dávila) — Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black
and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police.

End of the Line
/ U.S.A. (Director: Jessica Sanders, Screenwriter: Joanne Giger) — A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man
in a cage.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Susan Bay Nimoy) — Eve, a 74 year old widow after 30 years of marriage, journeys through
grief, sexual passion, and renewal.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Robin Comisar) — A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.

Hair Wolf
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Mariama Diallo) — In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents
fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Home Shopper
/ Singapore, U.S.A. (Director: Dev Patel, Screenwriter: Ryan Farhoudi) — In a loveless marriage, Penny finds solace in
the hypnotic escape of the home shopping channel. When things take an unexpected turn with her husband, the channel proves
to be her saving grace…or was it the problem all along?

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Shaka King) — Ask your doctor if LaZercism is right for you.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Anna Margaret Hollyman) — Teeny thought it was just another routine babysitting job
– until she’s shocked to meet the client. As the day goes on, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always
wanted to be…until she gets caught.

Men Don’t Whisper
/ U.S.A. (Director: Jordan Firstman, Screenwriters: Jordan Firstman, Charles Rogers) — After being emasculated at a sales
conference, gay couple Reese and Peyton set out to do the most masculine thing they can think of – sleep with some women.

Mud (Hashtł’ishnii)
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Shaandiin Tome) — On her last day, Ruby faces the inescapable remnants of alcoholism,
family and culture.

Painting with Joan
/ U.S.A. (Director: Jack Henry Robbins, Screenwriters: Jack Henry Robbins, Nunzio Randazzo) — Today on Minnesota’s #3 public access show, “Painting with Joan,” we explore mixing techniques, shading, and the color cobalt blue.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marc Johnson) — A woman named Kanchana and several scorpions explore collaborative
survival approaches in a posthuman future in which all living beings are considered equal. Inter-species sociability, the
Anthropocene and speculative Fabulations unfold in a futuristic and enchanted world.

War Paint
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Katrelle N. Kindred) — A young black girl in South L.A. experiences a series of events
at the convergence of racism and sexism during the 4th of July holiday.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Christopher Winterbauer) — Wyrm has two days to get his first kiss or he’ll be held
back as part of the school district’s No Child Left Alone program and forced to wear his My.E.Q. Remote Monitoring collar
through high school.


/ Cyprus, France (Director and screenwriter: Myrsini Aristidou) — Athens, present day. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is
working at Jimmy’s kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father.

Careful How You Go
/ United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Emerald Fennell) — A darkly comic psychological horror, which visits three women as they indulge their taste for recreational cruelty. Careful how you go…

Counterfeit Kunkoo
/ India (Director and screenwriter: Reema Sengupta) — In a city that houses millions, Smita discovers a strange pre-requisite
to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. She would make an ideal tenant, except for one glaring flaw – she is an Indian
woman without a husband.

Deer Boy
/ Poland, Belgium, Croatia (Director and screenwriter: Katarzyna Gondek) — A hunter’s son is born with antlers; a reflection
on how each man kills the thing he loves.

/ Canada (Director and screenwriter: Jérémy Comte) — Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power
game, with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

The Fisherman
/ Cuba, Netherlands, U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Ana A. Alpizar) — A humble Cuban fisherman is having a harsh winter
on the open sea. For the sake of his family and against all odds, he needs to capture a fish tonight.

For Nonna Anna
/ Canada (Director and screenwriter: Luis De Filippis) — A trans girl cares for her Italian grandmother. She assumes that
her Nonna disapproves of her – but instead discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

/ United Kingdom (Director and screenwriter: Charlotte Regan) — An intimate portrayal of what could be a family’s last
day together, set against the urban backdrop of North London.

/ United Kingdom (Director: Georgi Banks-Davies, Screenwriter: Myra Appannah) — Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with
a strange guy. As she pieces together how she got there, she realizes that the reasons may be bigger than just the night

/ Spain (Director and screenwriter: Álvaro Gago) — Faced with a challenging daily routine, Ramona tries to take refuge
in her relationships with her daughter and granddaughter.

The Right Choice
/ United Kingdom (Director: Tomisin Adepeju, Screenwriter: Vijay Varman) — With the help of an adviser, a husband and wife
must answer three seemingly harmless questions to create their perfect designer baby.

Set Me as a Seal upon Thine Heart
/ Israel (Director and screenwriter: Omer Tobi) — A gay sauna encounter between a young man and an older man becomes an
unexpected lesson about love.

/ Colombia (Director and screenwriter: Juan Sebastián Mesa) — Oscar and his family live in a humble country house threatened
by a massive hydroelectric project. In the face of uncertainty and sorrow that means leaving the land where they were born,
his grandparents decide to end it all.

Thursday Night
/ Portugal (Director and screenwriter: Gonçalo Almeida) — An elusive stranger pays Bimbo a visit in the middle of the night
to deliver a vital message.

The Turk Shop
/ Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Bahar Pars) — A comedy about structural racism at the workplace.

Would You Look at Her
/ Macedonia (Director and screenwriter: Goran Stolevski) — A hard-headed tomboy spots the unlikely solution to all her
problems in an all-male religious ritual.

Wren Boys
/ United Kingdom (Director: Harry Lighton, Screenwriters: Harry Lighton, John Fitzpatrick) — On the day after Christmas,
a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.


Baby Brother
/ U.S.A. (Director: Kamau Bilal) — The director’s baby brother moves back in with his parents.

The Driver Is Red
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Randall Christopher) — Argentina, 1960: a true crime story of how secret agent Zvi
Aharoni hunts down one of the highest-ranking Nazi war criminals on the run.

End Game
/ U.S.A. (Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman) — Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this work follows visionary
medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death — and dedicated to changing our thinking about

I Like Girls
/ Canada (Director: Diane Obomsawin) — Charlotte, Mathilde, Marie, and Diane reveal the nitty-gritty about
their first loves, sharing funny and intimate tales of one-sided infatuation, mutual attraction, erotic moments and fumbling
attempts at sexual expression.

/ Switzerland (Director and screenwriter: Elodie Dermange) — As she is showering, dressing, putting on her make-up, a woman
bares her soul.

Judith Loves Martha
/ U.S.A. (Director: Anna Gaskell) — A wily 87-year-old New Yorker, Judith Godwin is one of very few women
of the Abstract Expressionist Movement. A creative awakening in college led her to produce the brilliant, gestural paintings
for which she is renowned.

Julius Caesar Was Buried in a Pet Cemetery
/ U.S.A. (Director: Sam Green) — A short documentary portrait of the greatest pet cemetery in the world.

My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
/ Canada (Director: Charlie Tyrell, Screenwriters: Josef Beeby, Charlie Tyrell) — Filmmaker Charlie Tyrell seeks to better
understand his emotionally distant late-father through the personal belongings he left behind…including a stack of VHS
dirty movies. Narrated by David Wain.

A Night at The Garden
/ U.S.A. (Director: Marshall Curry) — Months before the start of World War II, 22,000 Americans gathered in New York’s
Madison Square Garden to rally in support of Nazism.

/ U.S.A., Canada (Director: Michelle Latimer) — The oil boom in North Dakota has brought tens of thousands of new people
to the region and with that has come an influx of drugs, crime and sex trafficking.

RX EARLY DETECTION A Cancer Journey with Sandra Lee
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Cathy Chermol Schrijver) — The intense journey of a woman stunned when her routine
annual mammogram delivers a cancer diagnosis. This film is unafraid to battle cancer directly, projecting a power to inspire,
educate, destigmatize and affect change.

Symphony of a Sad Sea
/ Mexico (Director: Carlos Morales) — Hugo, a Mexican child and victim of the violence, flees his hometown
with one single dream: crossing to the United States to meet his father and leave his past behind.

The Trader (Sovdagari)
/ Georgia (Director: Tamta Gabrichidze) — Gela sells secondhand clothes and household items in places
where money is potatoes.

The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets
/ U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys) — An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty,
the undead violence of museum archives and post-mortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man,” a prehistoric
Paleoamerican man whose remains were found in Kennewick, Washington State in 1996.

/ Poland (Directors and screenwriters: Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzala) — Zuzia, 12, has been training for two years
and has an extraordinary role topping the acrobatic pyramid. At the start of a new season, it’s clear that she’s lost some
grace and lightness. A growth spurt may be the culprit.

Wild Wild West: A Beautiful Rant by Mark Bradford
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Dime Davis) — Where do artists come from? An answer explored through paper, percussion,
and one provocative artist.

/ U.S.A. (Director: Floyd Russ) — A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs
and grew up in foster care.


/ Poland, Japan (Director and screenwriter: Tomasz Popakul) — A pair of astronauts are trapped on an orbital space station
due to unexpected nuclear war on Earth. They lost contact with Earth and all attempts to communicate with their base or
anybody else have failed.

A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Brent Green) — A hand-drawn animated tale about love in an increasingly dark world.

The Burden
/ Sweden (Director and screenwriter: Niki Lindroth von Bahr) — A dark musical enacted in a modern shopping center, situated
next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing
cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.

Eye Bags
/ Hong Kong (Director and screenwriter: Waikwan Ho) — Through monologue, Talia describes her chronic insomnia. She does
not know its cause, and spends many painful nights awake. When Talia meets Ah Gum, a goldfish who lives in her eye bags,
they develop an interesting relationship.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeron Braxton) — Sugar was the engine of the slave trade that brought millions of
Africans to America. Glucose is sweet, marketable and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on
the pain of many disenfranchised people.

Hedgehog’s Home / Canada, Croatia (Director and screenwriter: Eva Cvijanović) — In a lush and lively forest lives
a hedgehog. Though he’s respected by the other animals, Hedgehog’s devotion to his home annoys a quartet of
beasts, who decide to confront him.

/ U.S.A., South Korea (Director and screenwriter: Kangmin Kim) — A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on
their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father’s birthmark to remove it – but he
just can’t get rid of it.

/ Estonia, Croatia, Canada (Director: Chintis Lundgren, Screenwriters: Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić)

— Manivald is still living at home with his retired mother. The day before his 33rd birthday a hot young wolf named Toomas
comes to fix their washing machine. A love triangle develops, which leaves Manivald increasingly frustrated.

/ United Kingdom (Directors and screenwriters: Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod) — An isolated town in the Texas borderlands.
A place out of time. A shrine to minimalist art. Home to a remote festival. A place where unexplained lights tremble in
the night sky. And then there’s the giant lemon.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Emily Ann Hoffman) — A young couple’s romantic weekend getaway is interrupted by a
birth control mishap in this stop-motion animated comedy.

/ United Kingdom (Directors and screenwriters: Mario Radev, Chiara Sgatti) — A film that imitates nature in its manner
of operation, depicting animated cycles in a world entirely based on sound frequency and vibration.

/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Julie Fliegenspan) — A claymation adaptation of a series of actual voicemails received
after making out with someone at a rave.

The Shivering Truth
/ U.S.A. (Directors: Vernon Chatman, Cat Solen, Screenwriter: Vernon Chatman) — An omnibus of painfully riotous daymares,
dripping with dream logic; a slate of emotional parables from the deepest caverns of your unconscious, lovingly animated
in stop-motion. In other words: it is the Truth.

Vox Lipoma
/ Sweden (Directors and screenwriters: Jane Magnusson, Liv Strömquist) — A short about Ingmar Bergman’s power, sexuality
and facial lipoma that gives him no rest.

World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts
/ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Don Hertzfeldt) — Written entirely around candid audio recordings of Don Hertzfeldt’s
five-year-old niece, “Episode Two” finds Emily Prime swept inside the brain of an incomplete backup clone of
her future self, who’s on a mission to reboot her broken mind.

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