The Future is Female
Run Time: 89 min. Rating: NR
Proceeds benefiting The Director’s List and their continued support of female filmmakers
Directed by Amanda Mesaikos & Susanne Aichele | 14 minutes, 40 seconds
To contend with the bullies at school, 9-year-old Caleb decides to 3D print himself. Back home there’s confusion, discord and reshuffled schedules…But maybe this is just what his family needs? With humor at its heart, CALEB is a fundamentally human story about family dynamics and the inevitability of moral dilemmas in the face of advancing technology.
Directed by Nicole Delaney | 15 minutes
Caroline (Sophie von Haselberg) can’t stand that she is a virgin…and then the world ends. In post-apocalyptic LA, after a dust storm has wiped out the planet, she is convinced that Francis (Martin Starr) was sent as the man to pop her cherry. YOYO is a heartfelt, dark comedy about finding meaning in life, even when life ceases to exist.
Directed by Simon Pannetrat, Marion Louw, Thomas Ricquier, and Sophie Kavouridis | 3 minutes, 34 seconds
Fears hit close to home as a young girl must find the strength to face the demon that haunts her.
SO YOU’VE GROWN ATTACHED
Directed by Kate Tsang | 15 minutes
An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his creator starts to grow up.
Directed by Kellie Madison | 8 minutes, 33 seconds
As a spiritual war is brewing one woman must fight to save her sister’s soul.
Directed by Magali Barbé | 5 minutes, 8 seconds
“Strange Beasts” is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?
Directed by Grace Rowe | 13 minutes, 7 seconds
A lonely woman falls for an avatar in an augmented reality program and it completely upends
GENGHIS KHAN CONQUERS THE MOON
Directed by Kerry Yang | 14 minutes, 45 seconds
In Genghis Khan’s last days, an encounter with a Wizard sends him to the Moon. Just as the Mediaeval anti-hero thinks he’s made his greatest conquest, he finds himself on a spiritual quest, realizing the absurd clash between one man’s need and the silence of the Universe.
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