THE GIFT15 minutes Australia
Synopsis: Grace is forced to face her own sexuality and the strain on her marriage when her son Charlie, who has Cerebral Palsy, asks to lose his virginity for his birthday.
We meet the family on the night of Charlie’s birthday as Grace prepares for the gift to arrive.
Will the gift be all Charlie hoped for? Will this gift unite or separate the parents who stand at odds?
Either way... The Gift is on her way.
Director: Spencer Harvey & Lloyd Harvey
Cast: Anne Tenney (The Castle, 1997)
Mark Lee (Gallipoli, 1981)
Harry GreenwoodWATCH TRAILER HEREEXILES
Synopsis: Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood stained past, the two lovers set out to build their new life together. But as the days pass in the hostile landscape of an endless desert they realize just how little they truly know about each other. And the banishment that was their new beginning, tears their world apart.
Director: Tommy Bertelsen
Cast: Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars), Shane CoffeyWATCH TRAILER HEREBOOP BEEP 5 minutesUSA
Synopsis: Boop Beep' is a handcrafted a love story about a lonely little robot who tries to win the love of the girlbot next door. It’s a homemade film which attempts to eschew perfection in favor of the beauty of happy mistakes. At it’s very full cardboard heart, this film is about childhood wonder and how simple things can be magical.
Director: Murphy Gilson
Cast: Randy McDowell (Justified, Paranormal Activity)
Teigh McDonough Gilson (Gilmore Girls)MISTER FORGETTABLE17 minutesCanada
Synopsis: Mister Forgettable is a stylish romantic blend of fairy tale and film noir. It is the story of a man who cannot be remembered, desperately trying to regain what he has lost and make the woman he loves remember him, all before the clock strikes midnight.
Originally intended as a concept piece for a larger narrative story, writer & director Andrew de Villiers saw Mister Forgettable as a commentary on regret and forgotten love, and wanted to give audiences a love story with more mature characters who could really showcase the complexities of a life lived and opportunities missed.
Director: Andrew de Villiers
Cast: Peter Hall, Hilary Strang, Michael Bean, Arpad Balogh, Kirt Purdy, Matthew Thiessen & Dale GillespieSTATION MASTER21 minutesUnited Kingdom
Synopsis: A lonely Station Master at a remote, rural outpost encounters a woman stranded overnight at his station, and after some hesitation, invites her to spend the night in the warmth of his humble home. This unexpected encounter reawakens the Station Master's enthusiasm for life as the two talk long into the night, but in the morning, when her train arrives, will she leave along with his heart?
Director: Jon Olav Stokke