2020 Officially Selected Films

No matter where you are on this planet, we are brought together by an industry that never stops working. FILM! Film creators from around the globe submitted their films to us and we have some beautiful fine pieces of film that arose to the top. 
Congratulations to all filmmakers who submitted their films and congratulations to those that were selected - thank you for making our first year an unforgettable one!
Below is our official selected films of 2020!

 

Dear Johnny Reb: An argument for the removal of Confederate memorials.

This film is an expression of a thought and a desire by Mississippi filmmaker Philip Scarborough. He, along with fellow Mississippians (NOT ACTORS, real, native Mississippians) , have crafted a letter to the Confederate "sentinels" looming over courthouse lawns across their state. In a heartfelt appeal to these manifestations of his Confederate ancestors’ racism, Scarborough explains why it’s time for them to stand down and go home. As more and more Mississippians feel these symbols don’t represent them or the diversity of their home state, and as the confederate flag has been recently tied to domestic terrorism, this film is an argument for the removal of confederate monuments in Mississippi.

He Sees You

A cuckolded man places cameras throughout his home in order to catch his wife cheating, but they may be the only thing that keep her alive.

Up Top

A young woman comes to terms with her afterlife when she awakens inside of a coffin with no way out.

The Water Clock

Joanna, a hard working, high school drop out, looks after her little sister Abigail as they struggle to pay rent for their one room apartment located in an impoverished neighborhood. To feel a modicum of control over her life, Joanna fixates on repairing a dripping sink, which seems to measure her uncertain future as she waits for her mother's return. When the sink is fixed and problems remain the same, Joanna must confront her mother in an effort to escape a stagnant cycle of dependency.

Back Acres: A Cattleman's Story

A backstory and glimpse into the lifestyle of my Uncle Jared as cattleman in Southeast Louisiana.

Death Offers Life

The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully.

SnuggleTV

SnuggleTV with Max Fisk is an action comedy sketch series consisting of short, standalone vignettes whose jokes are underscored by playful physicality.

Tea Time

While having a tea party, a little girl loses her temper and things get bloody. Featuring pro-wrestler Rob Van Dam (WWE Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion.)

Elephantbird

A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey. An old man is traveling to give a turkey to his grandchild, as his last wish before dying. However, the main road is blocked by insurgents. They decide to use an alternative road, which is not very secure, and there is still the possibility of getting caught by insurgents.

Walnut

A veteran who loses his best friend and dog, Walnut, and moves through the grieving process in not the most smooth way.

Raheel

Raheel , an Afghan national, has illegally traveled to Iran to look for her husband, but there comes up some problems that leave her no hope to move ahead.

You Drive Me Crazy

You Drive Me Crazy is a dark comedy/thriller about a GPS who takes revenge on a cheating husband. Longer synopsis:A dark comedy thriller, “You Drive Me Crazy” is a cautionary tale about our obsessive reliance on technology. A seemingly ordinary guy, Glen, is driving when his GPS voice gives him directions that don’t quite add up. When he tries to follow his own path, the GPS computer shockingly takes control berating him for some of his life choices. Things go from bad to worse when Glen winds up in the last place he’d ever want to be.

Shepherd

Fed up with the crime and murder plaguing his inner city New Orleans community, a Catholic priest with a violent past decides to take matters into his own hands.

PAM

Three latchkey schoolgirls get more than they bargained for on a trip from the grocery store in this short film by the producer of BELLFLOWER.

The Fallen

Five archangels have the night off from their heavenly duties and get into some earthly trouble.

Lullaby

In the darkness of the dark, someone's knocking at the door...

Slaughter

Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.

One Shot

No matter how many shots Joe takes to prepare for his big shot, it will only take one shot to ensure that he misses it.

Hotell

During a murder investigation in a mysterious hotel, a seasoned detective finds herself in the hot seat when a suspect she’s interrogating uses to supernatural powers to dredge up secrets from her personal life.

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