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Sci-Fi / Canada / 8 min.

In the future, the things we own take on more human nature. Partially by design to make us feel more comfortable. Meanwhile, owners become more mechanical to one another and the things they own. This came naturally from a collective thought; that everything could be replaced, there are no more ephemeral moments, everything is recorded, logged and could be called back with a snap of a finger. This is where we find Nicole, on a phone in her apartment trying figure out her current relationship and why it's not working.

Director: Oleg Jiliba
Producer: Oleg Jiliba, Paula Lee
Writer: Oleg Jiliba
Cast: Melanie Elliott, Tom Lay, Tina Trineer
In Private

Drama / USA / 14 min.

Two couples together for Christmas dinner, are put at odds when a texting error reveals more than intended

Director: Clem McIntosh
Producer: Zina Wilde, Clem McIntosh
Writer: Zina Wilde
Cast: Zina Wilde, Clem McIntosh, Kate Easton

Romance / USA / 10 min.

A woman wakes up in her bed. Alone. Her mind launches into a dark study about the collapse of her marriage.

Director: Nina Lisandrello
Producer: Jennifer Haufler, Rebekah Boisvert
Writer: Nina Lisandrello
Cast: Eila Valls, Nickemil Concepcion
Evil Woman

Comedy / USA / 14 min.

The night Brandon plans on proposing to his girlfriend of seven years, he finds out the dark and hilarious truth about her past.

Director: Danny Turkiewicz
Producer: Dylan Roast
Writer: Danny Turkiewicz

Drama / Australia / 10 min.

Over two different periods we watch Fallon and Lana meet in one laundromat and then years later break up in another laundromat. During this time secrets are revealed and truths are told, as the two battle under the cloud of a drug that is now commonplace among the world's couples

Director: Adam Ciancio
Producer: Adam Ciancio
Writer: Adam Ciancio
Cast: Mark Diaco, Chloe Boreham

Drama / Japan / 17 min.

One day, a writer who doesn't sell strangled his wife. However, the next morning the wife was brought back to life.

Director: Yuji Mitsuhashi
Cast: Ukyo Nagura, Kyoko Takahashi, Daiki Kato
The Girls Were Doing Nothing

Drama / Germany / 17 min.

The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late 30s. Working in senior professional positions, they are very wealthy: living together in a luxurious cosmopolitan home while spending much of their free time eating at expensive restaurants and exercising at private

Director: Dekel Berenson
Producer: Ben Bekke Vandendaele
Writer: Dekel Berenson
Cast: Malcolm Jeffries, Katie Alexander Thom, Jolie Stanford

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