Student Films Block #1

Saturday | Family Friendly Programming


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A single father grapples with a life and death decision that could alter the course of his life forever.

Out of Place


In a single moment, Indian-American man, Sai, defies convention and risks everything he built in his life to chase his long-lost dream of be


25 Years of Silence
In an alternate 2019, people have lost the ability to talk to each other. James (Matthew Ruf) is in search for deeper connections within the behemoth of online dating and hookups that manifest the digital world around him.

Land of Pyrite // Land of Gold

A young private detective is handed his first case by a family friend. Despite his best intentions, he quickly finds himself in over his head and involved in unexpected ways. Land of Pyrite // Land of Gold is a short film about land-use, Los Angeles, and a young man being forced to confront his privilege.

The Gift

You can never be ready for life's curveballs
If there is one thing that is more dear to Noah than anything in the world, it’s his family. He is a young American teenager who lives in an illusionary world where he thinks that there are no secrets between him and his parents, Steve and Sophia, and everything is perfect. On the day of his parents’ 20th wedding anniversary, Noah finds an unexpected red gift box on his doorstep. He is both intrigued and surprised by the discovery. Like any curious teenager, when Noah opens the gift box, he is taken down into a deep, black hole of happy and shocking revelations about his parents’ marriage. He is now in a dilemma. What is he supposed to do? Confront his parents? Let everything be and pretend nothing happened?