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For Shorts and Giggles

From unexpected comedy to laugh out loud situations these shorts will keep you guessing. Q&A with filmmakers after screening



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PASS INCLUDES: Film Screenings, Studio Premieres & Panels 
Parties! Opening Night Film & After Party, Friday Night Party, Filmmaker Awards Ceremony & Party
Culinary Cinema
Valet Parking at Festival Venues, VIP Priority Line Access, VIP Lounge, Advanced reservations for films & events, complimentary drinks, cocktail & snacks, Flash Your Pass Discounts

*Does NOT Include Night of the Stars Tribute a separate ticket may be purchased for this event. 



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72 min.

From unexpected comedy to laugh out loud situations these shorts will keep you guessing.

Q&A with filmmakers after screening

Dim Sum

Director: Freddie Waters

Producer: Fabia Martin

Cast: Phil Wang, David Yip, Lucy Sheen, Pik Sen-Lim

Synopsis: A short film about family and dumplings.


Sac de Merde

Director: Greg Chwerchak

Producer: Jenny Jump Studios

Cast: Arielle Haller-Silverstone, David Fumero 

Synopsis: Based on a true story, "Sac De Merde" tells the tale of Mazel Mankewicz, an unlucky-in-love, yet irrationally optimistic New Yorker who thinks her luck has changed when she meets the man of her dreams. As it turns out, he might just be full of shit. Literally. 


Sam Did It

Director: Dominic Burgess

Producers: Dominic Burgess, Natalie Britton, Casey Graf, Ari Schneider 


Synopsis: Sam is about to meet his celebrity idol... the only problem is, Sam works in a morgue... and his idol is dead...



Directors: Andrew Garcia & Nate Garcia

Producers: Andrew Garcia and Nate Garcia

Cast: Matt O'Meara, Nikolas Thiede, Sean Sarantos, Austin Von Johnson, Joaquin Ruby Key, Robere Kazadi, Heath Toomey, Carlos Morales, Micheal Ramirez, Nate Garcia, Joe Indrieri

Synopsis: Two quarreling brothers set out on an adventure in their neighborhood and discover what it means to be a hero.


Have It All

Director: Katie Locke O'Brien

Producers: Barret Bowman and Katie Locke O'Brien

Cast: Katie Locke O'Brien, Huse Madhavji, Blake Silver, Chris Gross, and Julian Holstein

Synopsis: The true story of one meeting, one baby, and one big myth.


Takeout Night

Director: Duncan Birmingham

Producer: Kirsten Kearse

Cast: Rachel Sondag (Blunt Talk) Frances Chewning (The Mimi & Flo Show) Duncan Birmingham (Maron)

Synopsis: A couple's interaction with a furious neighbor leads them to reevaluate their life choices. 


The Wedding Scene

Director: Dan Levy Dagerman

Producers: Savannah Kopp, Amy Argyle, Selina Ringel

Cast: Amy Argyle (GONE, FRANK & LOLA), Sean Patrick McGowan, Rhyan Schwartz, Mia Eden, Ella James, Lionel Sam (BAD BATCH), Arthur Napiontek (THE BEST PEOPLE, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS)

Synopsis: On the set of an indie movie, an actress gets cold feet on the day of her character's wedding.


Deep Dish Apocalypse

Director: David Codeglia

Producers: Emily Bell and Ron Morehouse

Cast: Emily Bell, Ron Morehouse

Synopsis: As a zombie-riddled Los Angeles erupts in chaos, two co-workers bump into each other beneath the city on an abandoned subway platform. One of them makes a confession, the other makes a move, and both try to escape alive.

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