Selected from hundreds of submissions by a jury of industry professionals, these prize-winning short films showcase the extraordinary talent and achievements of five exceptional student filmmakers.
ABSENT 16 minutes | 2017 | Narrative Short
English | USA/India
Wearily resigned to caring for her bedridden mother, Zola sees a fleeting chance to break free from this tedious routine when she runs into an old crush.
CASTING 20 minutes | 2017 | Narrative Short
Polish | Poland
A young, Polish woman is forced to choose between her family and her career as an actress.
LA MANZANA 28 minutes | 2017 | Narrative Short
Spanish | Belgium
In the days leading up to his departure from Cuba, a young boy prepares to say goodbye to the only home he has ever known.
Alexander Guerrero Machado
NIGHT CALL 18 minutes | 2017 | Narrative Short
English | USA
A newly promoted police officer is forced to make a life-altering decision when she encounters a familiar face on a routine patrol.
Amanda Renee Knox
TOWARDS THE SUN “Hacia el Sol” 20 minutes | 2017 | Narrative Short
Spanish | UK/USA
Under the looming threat of deportation, a young girl living at an immigrant youth shelter in Texas confronts her past through her artwork.
Karen Garcia Cruz