2017 OFFICIAL SELECTION

 
 

Attic Ashes

Director: N/A
Type: N/A
Synopsis:
Attic Ashes: A closed space thriller. Cleaning out her deceased father's farmhouse, Piper discovers a meth lab and is forced to defend her life against a terrifying onslaught of attacks from sadistic meth cookers hell bent on protecting their secrets, while she uncovers the truth about a father she never knew.

 
 

Auto Shop

Director:
Alex Gross
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
N/A

 
 

Blood is Thicker

Director:
Gabrielle E. Roesler
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Lost after a plane crash in the forest, Ashley and Lauren only have two options: leave an injured man behind in order to save themselves, or stay and wait for help that may never come.

 
 

Burlington

Director:
Brandon Gregory Somerhalder
Type:
Short Documentary
Synopsis:
Two old Burlington, Oklahoma natives tell stories from their past before burning their childhood barn to the ground.

 
 

Burying Baby

Writer:
Jess Paul
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
A couple struggles through conversation as they wait in their car and in their funeral attire. This dark comedy explores the unique dialogue created when faced with burying an innocent.

 
 

Celebrity Sex Tape

Director:
Keith Black
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Celebrity Sex Tape is a PG comedy about a nerd who is so desperate for stardom that he tries to enlist a famous actress to star in a celebrity sex tape with him. He has old fashioned romantic values...of course it's going to backfire. ( It has no sex, nudity or kissing but a lot of romance)

 
 

eDisharmony

Writer:
Lorraine Portman
Type:
Screenplay
Synopsis:
eDisharmony: Black Comedy. Single, socially awkward Molly, 44, who is trying to meet men on line, invites all the men she is chatting with to evacuate to her home on high ground when a hurricane threatens. SIX men show up and all must survive what turns into a deadly storm.

 
 

Everything Is One Thing

Directors: Sarah Barbault, Emilie Barbault
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Gideon just lost his mother. He's american and visits in Paris, France, his mom's friend, a painter, Annie. She's taking care of her niece, a 8-month pregnant young woman Marie. Gideon and Marie will begin to learn more about each other...

 
 

Fake Funny Love

Director:
Baby Raajpoot
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
The story of the relationship between two bachelor boys and is a divorced woman..

 
 

Falling South

Director:
Lorraine Portman
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Charlotte puts Rochester in the rear view as she runs away from her husband. She has never been on her own and doesn't know if she'll make it as her resources are stripped away. She meets diverse women who offer connection, insight, and laughter on the road to Florida and a possible new life.
 
 

Fox and the Feast

Director:
Abrienne Summerer
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
The charming John must put his skills to the test as he tries to get a free meal from the wait staff of a 5 star restaurant, by pretending he got stood up by his girlfriend. Will his story be believable? Can he get a dinner without being found out?

 
 

Girl Meets Roach

Director:
Christopher Zatta
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Dumped just before Christmas, a brokenhearted young woman forms an unlikely friendship...with a cockroach.

 
 

I Stand: The Guardians of the Water

Director:
Kyle Kauwika Harris
Type:
Documentary
Synopsis:
The story of Standing Rock Sioux Nation and their continued opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

 
 

Midnight Oil: The Making of a Mural

Director:
Larry Ray Causey II
Type:
Short Documentary
Synopsis:
The journey of a West Texas artist as she researches, designs and paints a large mural depicting the history of oil discovery in the Permian Basin.

 
 

Miss Baro

Director:
Timothy Tarkelly
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
While doing research for her thesis, a graduate student becomes obsessed with a woman who was murdered for consorting with the Devil.

 
 

My Girlfriend

Director:
Dejan Mraovic
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
A story of great love.

 
 

Not Alone in This

Writer:
Micah Watney
Type:
Screenplay
Synopsis:
Follow a snippet of life between two kids, Walt and Robby. Walt seems a bit distant to Robby, however. Everything may not be as it seems.

 
 

Our Home

Director:
Bunee Tomlinson, Barbra Mahorney Alusi
Type:
Short Documentary
Synopsis:
What do a near death experience and eight orphans have in common? A home that changed the course of their lives forever. Our Home is the story of these women viewed through the eyes of Barbra Alusi, who was compelled to tell their stories after a close call with death during surgery. The women recount their trials and triumphs and how the American Legion Children's Home affected their lives and has left a lasting impact.

 
 

Promenade

Director:
Jess Paul
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
An unlikely Prom Queen questions her crowning as an admirer explains why he thinks she deserves it.

 
 

Redux

Director:
Bret Jones
Type:
Feature
Synopsis:
A college student undergoing experimental treatment for schizophrenia must solve the murder of her best friend.

 
 

Refraction

Director:
Chad Baker 
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
An afternoon excursion takes a spiritual turn when a photographer helps a lost soul find peace.

 
 

Resurrection Time Conspiracy

Writer:
James Carroll
Type:
Screenplay
Synopsis:
It seems like an innocent research project when the Institute of Higher Learning employs Ram Goldstein and the greatest minds across the world to create a matter transfer machine. But the Institute, owned by Ahmed Amir, is really a covert organization funded by Islamic Extremists and the matter transfer machine is being developed as a GPS bomb and terrorist delivery system.

 
 

Rocketshed

Director:
Dom Lee
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Eight-year-old Jack and his Dad sit in their Rocketshed, a garden shed they've converted into a rocketship. The countdown timer ticks down. Two minutes. Not long to go now.

 
 

The 5 Year

Director:
N/A
Type:
Feature
Synopsis:
7 friends spend a weekend together 5 years after their graduation only to learn that, without each other, their lives are falling apart.

 
 

The Bulleteers

Director:
Kyle Roberts
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
When a quirky but deadly outlaw returns to town, it's up to a masked hero to gather a group of misfits to save the townspeople from the wrath of Todd.

 
 

The Comma

Director:
Micah Watney, Cathryn Cavazos
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Two students fight argue quietly in a library about the most controversial topic of all time: the Oxford Comma.

 
 

The Hill

Director:
Dan E. Tibbs
Type:
Music Video
Synopsis:
A steamy love affair with twists and turns set to song.

 
 

The Outlaw Henry Starr's Absolutely (Mostly) True Tales of Derring-Do

Director:
Mark Archuleta
Type:
Screenplay
Synopsis:
In 1919, Oklahoma bank robber Henry Starr ended his life of crime and began a more despicable career -- he went into show business.

 
 

The Pickle

Director:
Kyle Kleinecke
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
In a small town, a long time feud between two neighbors has reached a fever pitch. The laid back sheriff and his wisecracking sidekick try to keep everything from getting out of hand but this proves harder than they expected.

 
 

The Red Pill

Director:
Cassie Jaye
Type:
Documentary
Synopsis:
When a feminist filmmaker sets out to document the mysterious and polarizing world of the Men's Rights Movement, she begins to question her own beliefs. The Red Pill chronicles Cassie Jay's journey exploring an alternate perspective on gender equality, power and privilege.

 
 

The Valley of Blood

Writer:
James Christopher
Type:
Screenplay
Synopsis:
In the late 1860's, as a wagon train moves west toward Oregon in search of a fresh start, four riders must commit unthinkable acts of violence in order to keep their families safe. Years later, the murder of the town prostitute forces the horrible events to the surface. As each man must struggle with the sins committed in their past, they must fight for the future of the town of Eden's Valley, their families and their souls.

 
 

WRUNG

Director:
J. Logan Alexander
Type:
Short
Synopsis:
Trevor Jacobs, a drifter with a mysterious past, returns to his small hometown while competing on the amateur rodeo circuit. A chance encounter with his estranged father, the once famed bull-rider Bucking Bill, stirs the emotional scars of their tragic past and Trevor is faced with a decision: to forgive or to be free.

 
 

Unchained Love

Director: 
Israel Marquez
Type: N/A
Synopsis:
A young couple's struggle with infidelity turns violent'