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Saturday, April 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Shorts Group 3 + Q&A

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Bedtime Story 
Bedtime Story is a dark comedy about a cash strapped literary agent who hatches a plan to turn a mediocre writer into a best selling novelist. It’s a sweet sardonic tale that explores the truism that all success is relative, and if as an artist, you eventually find your audience, it may not be the audience you’d hoped for.
15m/2017/CO Premiere
Director: Kevin Alejandro
Writer: Adrian Cunningham
Producer: Exec. Producer, Leslie Alejandro / Exec. Producer, Kevin Alejandro/ Producer, Sascha Rasmussen
Starring: Patrick Fischler (Madmen/Happy), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica/Lucifer), Henry Simmons (Agents of Shield)
Filmmakers in attendance

Pushing Night Away 
A meeting between Eddie, who wants to kill himself, and Kate, who is fighting to keep herself alive.
22m/2016/CO Premiere
Director: Jade Hærem Aksnes
Writer: Jade Hærem Aksnes
Producer: Siv Aksnes & Niels Peter Hærem
Starring: Julian Hærem Aksnes, Dagny Backer Johnsen, Anton Styve


The Duel
Two grizzled gunfighters meet for a duel in the Old West.
5m/2016/CO Premiere
Director: Amanda Barnes and David Speck
Writer: Michael Guzniczak
Producer: Amanda Barnes
Starring: Kevin Mosteller, Michael Guzniczak, Todd Risenmay, Brian Sturges, Colin Stevenson, Amanda Barnes, Daniel Gutierrez, Natalie Erickson, Anthony Caruso, Josh Willis, Bethania Markus


The Invaders
When a girl is followed home, she finds herself facing a sinister force that threatens her entire existence.
7m/2017/World Premiere
Director: Mateo Márquez
Writer: Mateo Márquez
Producer: Claudia Murdoch, Carrie Radigan, Alastair Murdoch
Starring: Isra Elsalihie, Greta Murdoch, Alastair Murdoch, Alvaro Uccello, Keith Boratko, Ashley Siflinger, Joseph Aquino, Sean Kenealy
Filmmakers in attendance


Love on the Line
Love On the Line is an embroidered animated documentary that looks at how Diana and Sacha first met each other on an online dating site.
4m/2017/CO Premiere
Director: Nicole McKinnon
Writer: Nicole McKinnon
Producer: Nicole McKinnon
Starring: Diana Janicki and Sacha Wheeler


Cuddle Buddy
A depressed woman must come to terms with her own vulnerability when she hires an eager Professional Cuddler on Christmas Eve.
10m/2016/CO Premiere
Director: Max Barbakow
Writer: Diana Irvine & Isabel Shill
Producer: Constanza Castro
Starring: Diana Irvine & Isabel Shill


Santa Claus
On Christmas night, two lonely neighbors come together to share a meal. Despite having little in common, they attempt to make a meaningful connection before the holiday comes to a close.
15m/2017/CO Premiere
Director: Jeff Man
Writer: Yosilu Chen, Jeff Man
Producer: Jeff Man
Starring: Yosilu Chen, Jeff Man
Filmmakers in attendance


The Real Thing
The trip home for a soldier is surreal, everything has changed. His daughter has a rough day at school, as most are for a trans teen. When she comes home and finds him standing on his room, she doesn't know how to react or what to expect.
7m/2017/CO Premiere
Director: Brandon Kelley
Writer: Brandon Kelley
Producer: Jon Gestal, Christie Gestal, Barbara Racanelli, Lori Kelley, Bill Kelley, Mike Racanelli
Starring: Sophia Grace Giannamore
Filmmakers in attendance


Saturday April 7, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Theater 2 at Blue Starlite Cinema 1300 Westhaven Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA