"Zelos"

Responsible Parties

Disaster Preparedness (University of California Los Angeles) - A hurricane pulls a couple out of their comfort zone and drops them at the crossroads of commitment, disaster and the art of being prepared. Directed by Melissa Finell. Humpty (New York University) - In time to a classic Harry Nilsson soundtrack, slacker Dean decides to revisit an old high school experiment in his quest to prove his parenting abilities to his pregnant girlfriend. Directed by Clare Sackler.

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Aspirations

At a beach, in the snow, and underwater, stop-motion short "Bottle" details a transoceanic conversation between two characters via objects in a bottle. Directed by Kirsten Lepore.

In "Glory Days," Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced father of two, has to look after his kids on New Year's weekend. Directed by Benjamin Rutkowski.

Then, "Lea" chronicles the life of a delusional actress with an affinity for burning bridges as she struggles to connect with the role that could make her career. Directed by Connor Simpson.

 

Crossed Stars

It's love at first sight in the midst of a dinosaur invasion in "The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger." Together, they flee for a life of adventure and romance — only to discover that even the brightest flames don't burn forever. Directed by Michael Lukk Litwak.

In "Googly Eyes," Cooper Barnes stars as Gary, whose chronic earache stirs up memories of his childhood and unresolved baggage with his ex-girlfriend. Directed by Simon Savelyev.

Somebody to Love

Kaori Momoi stars as a 55-year-old single office worker in Tokyo with nothing to look forward to but forced retirement and a lonely death in "Oh Lucy!" However, when her American English teacher gives her a blonde wig and a new identity, her perspective on life begins to change. Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi.

Then "Tin" takes us to the alleyways of Harlem, where a man mourns life and lost love in this jazz-age inspired stop-motion animation. Directed by Brandon Lake.

 

Top image: Courtesy of "Oh Lucy!" Facebook

Reality Bites

Anna Camp, Frances Conroy, and Ashley Williams star in Sequin Raze, a behind-the-scenes look at life on a Bachelor-style reality television program. Adapted into Lifetime's award-winning television series UnREAL. Directed by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. Then get back in front of the TV with Kendall Got a Rose as a couple discusses the latest episode of The Bachelor as one gets ready for work. Directed by Luke Haskard.

Behind Closed Doors

In Busted on Brigham Lane, a young girl gets creative as she attempts to convince her estranged father to attend her 18th birthday celebration. Directed by Talibah Newman. Followed by Expiration Date, where fridge foods come to life to fight a zombie apocalypse. Directed by Sarah Tejeda.