Written/Directed by Nida Manzoor; Produced by Nell Green

Cleo is just your average, unusually named, schoolgirl, who regains consciousness to find herself lying flat on the ground with no memory of who she is. She quickly knows she’s in trouble when she is confronted by Daisy, the school bully, who makes mysterious demands and issues a cryptic ultimatum.

What follows is a schoolgirl-James-Bond-style race against time, in which our heroine ascends the school building floor by floor, defeating foes, on her way to discovering who she is and what she must do.

14 minutes



Written/Directed by Elizabeth Fletcher; Produced by Jessica Swalchick

An ambitious fledgling reporter dons traditional garb and ventures deep into Amish country to scoop their outlandish secret, only to find herself even more alienated. Her undercover mission reveals laser blasters and suspicious silos, but after befriending an Amish boy, it’s her own humanity she must examine.

13 min.

Anita’s Birthday Wish


Written/Directed by Talisa Oberoi; Produced by Nicole Behrens

Anita wants to do something fun on her 25th birthday: she wants to smoke her first joint. Her sister Joanna doesn’t take her seriously until Anita involves her nephew Simon, but it rapidly gets complicated. Hey, there’s got to be a way for an upstanding school teacher to score some weed.

12 minutes



Written by Joe Hitchcock, Fiona Jackson; Directed by Joe Hitchcock; Produced by Fiona Jackson

Superhero Lapwing must utilize his bird-like qualities in order to stop the evil Dr. Curem from carrying out his dastardly plan to destroy the planet. But when he finds himself up a tree without a paddle, Lapwing must also learn to accept help from the beautiful and aerially talented Mousegirl, and discover that 99 times out of 10 it’s better to be late than sorry.

14 minutes

Stories of Alyx and Anton


Written/Directed by Calum Smith, Produced by Calum Smith, Melinda See

When daydreaming computer nerd Anton meets beautiful, quadriplegic Alyx, the two depart their bleak real worlds for a lively one of fantasy and adventure. But can two people lost in a fairy tale ever make it in reality? A menagerie of charming mythical characters and settings makes a visually imaginative spectacle of this heartwarming romantic comedy.

15 minutes



Written by Emily Blake, Michael Patrick Sullivan; Directed by Patrick Meaney; Produced by Patrick Meaney, Emily Blake, Marisa Stotter, Jordan Rennert

At last year’s Doctor Who convention, cosplayer Angel found and lost her perfect Ten, a man with encyclopedic knowledge of the show and an impeccable Tenth Doctor cosplay. This year, Angel’s friend Tamara is on a mission to help Angel hunt down her perfect Ten in a sea of Doctors. It’s a heart-warming romantic comedy that’s a love letter to fandom and con culture-–and, of course, to Doctor Who.

14 minutes



Written by Rev. Dr. Lord Samuel Rudolph, Jeff Beauvoir; Directed by Stuart Baker; Produced by Jeff Beauvoir

In the not-too-distant future, Elroy’s deli hosts a weekly poker night with one simple rule: all players must act their age and stick to grownup topics of conversation. But these old-timers know that Star Wars will be the topic du jour. Settling this conflict could mean a turn to the dark side. Director Stuart Baker, Writer/Producer and Cracked.com contributor Jeff Beauvoir, and a wizened ensemble deliver 21st century word jousting in the style of a classic Twilight Zone episode. Produced in Seattle, Younglings is a fanboy noir that portrays today’s pop culture aficionados as geriatric nerds of the future.

10 minutes