Angus McDonald’s Manus Wins The Best Documentary Award At St Kilda Film Festival

Refugees and asylum seekers have been held captive under inhumane conditions on Manus Island in PNG for almost 6 years. The system is designed to be so brutal that asylum seekers are forced into despair and agree to go back home to whatever they have fled. Through his documentary Manus, Angus McDonald uses the first-hand testimonials of many of the island’s refugee residents, who share … Continue reading Angus McDonald’s Manus Wins The Best Documentary Award At St Kilda Film Festival

Eileen Byrne’s ‘Touch Me’ shares the emotional effects of breast cancer and will screen at Palm Springs and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Starring Kristin Suckow (Wechselspiel) and Max Bretschneider (100 Things)   Eileen Byrne’s eye-opening short film Touch Me shares a story of a cancer diagnosis, which affects both partners in a relationship. This topical film was a finalist at the 2018 Student Academy Awards and won numerous awards including Best Student Director at the 2019 European Cinematography Awards. Touch Me will now screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest and at Karlovy Vary … Continue reading Eileen Byrne’s ‘Touch Me’ shares the emotional effects of breast cancer and will screen at Palm Springs and Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Locals, Tourists in Nepal Star in Eye-Opening Short Film ‘Ashmina’ sheds a light on a Country Threatened by Tourism

After taking home the Silver Dragon Oscar qualifying award at Krakow Film Festival, Dekel Berenson’s Ashmina will now screen at Palm Springs Film Festival. This topical film stars real people to tell the touching story of one girl’s life in one of the world’s poorest countries, Nepal.  Nestled between a beautiful lake and the Himalayas, Ashmina, 13, lives with her family at the outskirts of … Continue reading Locals, Tourists in Nepal Star in Eye-Opening Short Film ‘Ashmina’ sheds a light on a Country Threatened by Tourism

Award-Winning Animation Dani shares an intimate family conversation about a life changing illness

Filmmaker Elizabeth Hogenson’s revealing animation Dani shares a personal tale about her former roommate’s phone call with her mother, in which she reveals a life threatening illness. This topical film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Animated Short at Mammoth Lakes Film Festival 2019 and has screened at the American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund 2019. Dani is now set to screen at the Oscar Qualifying … Continue reading Award-Winning Animation Dani shares an intimate family conversation about a life changing illness

Hongyu Li’s Hank tackles the subject of open relationships and is in contention at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Starring Jason Stuart (The Birth of a Nation), Jay Disney (You did what?) and William Nicol (Criminal Minds)   Writer/Director Hongyu Li’s LGBT film Hank follows a married man who, scared of losing his relationship, feels forced into agreeing to an open marriage. This important film has been selected by many high-profile film festivals and is now in contention at the Oscar-qualifying Palm Springs International ShortFest.  After reluctantly agreeing to an open relationship, middle-aged gay … Continue reading Hongyu Li’s Hank tackles the subject of open relationships and is in contention at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Claire Edmondson’s ‘Exit’ starring Maria Bello tackles the raw subject of assisted suicide and will screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Award-winning Director Claire Edmondson’s female-led drama EXIT stars Maria Bello (NCIS/Goliath) and Natasha Bassett (Camp/Rake), this important film follows a woman with a terminal illness who has made a life-changing decision. Exit premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, went on to win the “Most Promising Director Award” at the Vancouver International Film Festival and will now screen at the prestigious Palm Springs International ShortFest. Exit captures a single … Continue reading Claire Edmondson’s ‘Exit’ starring Maria Bello tackles the raw subject of assisted suicide and will screen at Palm Springs International ShortFest

Jay K. Raja’s period drama The Bumbry Encounter which shares the story of a mixed-race couple selected for Palm Springs International ShortFest

Writer/Director Jay K. Raja’s The Bumbry Encounter is set in 1961 and shares the story of a mixed-race couple who appear to have encountered a UFO. This topical film will receive its California premiere at Palm Springs International ShortFest. The film stars Lauren McFall (Superlosers), Skipper Elekwachi (Unusual Suspects) and Ross Turner (Th1rteen R3asons Why). Jackie and Terry Bumbry are a mixed-race couple who have a paranormal encounter … Continue reading Jay K. Raja’s period drama The Bumbry Encounter which shares the story of a mixed-race couple selected for Palm Springs International ShortFest