written and directed by Ryan Arnold
starring Ezra Clemens Prior and Devan M Arnold
A man moves in with his friend to escape the city only to go nuts by persistent sound of a bird, or several birds in his new house.
College Murder Mystery
written by Matt Demko
directed by Jason Beckett, Matt Demko, and Paige McIntosh
starring Sophia Sargent, Francesca Galeon, Liz Bishop, Sean Hackel, Scott Hills, Katie Killourhy, and Marvin Novogrodski
Ah, college: the parties, the football games, and the homicide investigations. When a beloved Boylston College faculty member turns up dead, two feuding roommates try to find the killer. But will they be next?
Into The Maw
written and directed by Jared Britt
The Toad in the Hole
written and directed by Oliver Brubaker
A breakfast loving grandpa cooks his favorite food of “toad in the hole” when to his surprise, it comes to life and sings a catchy tune!
Waiting on the 829
directed by Allison Chaves
choreographed and performed by Jake Fontaine
A young guy waits for train 829.
written and directed by Anne Ciecko
Petrykivka reconjures stories of heroism, everyday artifacts and spaces decorated with floral folk imagery, remediated viral video, and footage of acts of resistance and survival. Using object-based and hand-drawn animation, this DIY experimental videopoem vicariously witnesses and testifies to the transformative possibilities of imagination.
written and directed by Jaina Cipriano
starring Christine Dickinson, Rebecca Dooley, and Madeline Bugeau-Heartt
A dark coming of age short film, based on a true story. A girls night between two best friends takes a dark turn after one of them invites a mysterious newcomer who promises emotional salvation.
Our Bad Faith
written and directed by Ethan Harrison Garstka
starring Avery MacGrath, Boston Williams, and Chris Demerski
A trio of young adults, unsure of their place in the world, decide to rob a house.
Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops
written by Bonnie Waltch and Susan Gray
directed by Susan Gray
narrated by Richard Gere
While scientists stay up worrying about this most dangerous aspect of climate change, the public has little awareness or understanding of feedback loops. Climate change discussion at all levels of society largely leaves out the most critical dynamic of climate change itself. It is urgent we remedy this.
The Saga of the Golden Potty
written and directed by Samarah Hasan-Kepes and Gyuri Kepes
Runt, banished and humiliated, makes a dangerous bargain with a shadowy force, granting him the power he always desired. But Wayne the Wolf hides an explosive secret that once again threatens Runt’s throne. Sequel to “Runt’s Rump Gets Dumped” (premiered at the 2nd annual LAVA Film Festival, Sept. 2022).
Chenny Britt – “Hi” Music Video
directed by Viktor Herrmann
starring Liza Giangrande and Forest Quaglia
A deeply-in-love couple chooses a violent form of entertainment in this music video for Boston pop artist Chenny Britt.
written and directed by Spencer DePaolo Horgan
starring Tanner Lloyd and Sofu
Annabelle is struggling in her long distance relationship. When her musician boyfriend, Elliot, is in town for a gig, tensions rise in a night filled with jazz music and hard conversations.
directed by Alix Kaplan
Music video for the band Doll Spirit Vessel out of Philadelphia. 35mm found footage manipulated and then reshot frame by frame.
Althea, 2017: The Marriage Question
by Althea Keaton
This animation was created as part of the Existence Stories project.
Hold Me At Dawn
created by Gabe Liftman
and tell me honestly that life is worth living.
I made this film in the month of January. I hope it means something.
Carried Away by the Wind
directed by Melissa E. McClung
Music by Skelgro (Dave Skelly)
animated and directed by Michael Mitchell
This film is the adaptation of the poem “Résumé”, by Dorothy Parker.
Punto Ciego / Blind Spot
written and directed by Elias Neijens
starring Inés Arrubla, Hilda Gutiérrez, and Patricia Aguirre
A woman comes to and drifts in and out of flashbacks that reveal the events leading up to her mysterious blackout propelling her out into the Medellín streets with a hopeless purpose.
written and directed by Vanessa Query
starring Quinn Arnold and Beatrice Mickus
Part “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” part E.T., part David Lynch, “Alienation” is a family-friendly science-fiction drama-comedy about an alien who is lost and looking for their way home.
written and directed by Dylan Rhys Roy
starring Ian Kimbell, Charlotte Daniels, Samuel Murdock, and Claire Yoo
A moviegoer starts experiencing strange events while watching a western in an empty theater.
written and directed by Yonah Sadeh
This documentary short explores the refugee resettlement program in Western Massachusetts run by Jewish Family Service, and the volunteers that help provide a new life in America for Afghan refugees.
Doing a bit
written, directed, and performed by Abigail Rose Sullivan
A young woman works on her stand-up comedy routine; specifically, a bit about her boyfriend (who is definitely not a rabbit).
A Home for Curiosities
written and directed by Benjamin Z Tobin
starring Nathaniel Ruth, Vanessa Libbey, Ripley Dresser, Richard Ballon, Emily Rose Pequin, Delta Carney, JC Ortega, and Jay Allen
A young boy discovers a house full of forgotten imaginary friends. Along with his friend Alice, Wallace helps bring these curiosities back to the real world to meet new human companions.
written and directed by Dien Vo
starring Grace Lin, Katie Lynn Johnson, and HP Wang
A distant, culturally-mixed family attempts a ceremonial day together. Lifelong emotions surface through small gestures, while the world around them keeps changing and carries on.
Your Supplies & Beyond
written and directed by Nikita Vyshinskiy
starring An Nguyen, Mark Phelan, Khang Nguyen, Peter Bard, Nikita Vyshinskiy, and Lina Mykhailo
An ignorant CEO of a monopolized production company makes policy changes in answer to lawsuits against other big companies.
written and directed by Juniper Whitaker and Cole Whitaker
starring Juniper Whitaker, Cole Whitaker, Matilda Whitaker, and Mikaela Whitaker
The summer morning brain child of my five year old daughter and our first ever movie, completed entirely on my iPhone using the just-dowloaded iMovie app, School Day is the story of a young girl who does not want to go to school, but who is in for a nice surprise.