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Dante suffers from a dangerous psychological disorder that he was cursed with from birth, a diagnosis known in the medical field only as "a missing funny bone". 

Filmmaker: Joseph Redl, Glen Rock, NJ | Runtime: 14:40 | Facebook page

Into Silence

In a near future dystopian America, on the brink of a civil war, a woman and her fiancé are escorted by a guide from an underground refugee organization.

Filmmaker: Zubaydah Bashir, South Orange | Runtime: 4:16

Looking Through the Window

Sam and Denise recently tied the knot and have purchased their first house. With their crazy circle of family and friends now just around the corner, perhaps they moved a little too close to home.

Filmmaker: Cris Thorne, Maplewood | Runtime: 10:54 | | Facebook page

Almost Free

Jason and Alice are running for their lives and, for a moment, find peace in the woods.

Filmmaker: Chris Messineo, Berkely Heights, NJ | Runtime: 3:57 | Facebook page


Goodstein prepares for a colonoscopy and he and his friend the Rabbi get more than he bargained for during the prep leading up to the procedure.

Filmmaker: Lee Navlen, Maplewood, NJ | Runtime: 8:30 | | Facebook page

Farm and Fork Society

Meet River Bend Farm in Far Hills, NJ who are dedicated to producing healthy, all-natural meats. 

Filmmaker: Melissa Goldberg, Millburn | Runtime: 2:45 | | Facebook page

Dangerous Intersection

A college bound young girl, Emily and her neighbor Paolo meet up for a moment she won't soon forget.

Filmmaker: Zak Mir, Maplewood | Runtime: 13:30 |

Chance Encounters

A cop comes across a dangerous criminal during what he thinks will be a routine stop.

Filmmaker: Eric Richardson Hagans, East Brunswick, NJ | Runtime: 5:00


Ride share gone wrong.

Filmmaker: Jennifer Plotzke, Jersey City, NJ | Runtime: 5:47


A busy Mom and actress tries to keep her life together for her kids while she struggles with aging and loss. 

Filmmaker: Liz Samuel, Montclair, NJ | Runtime: 11:30 | | Facebook page

The Biggest Wad is Mine

Junior High is one sticky situation.

Filmmaker: Samantha Gury, Maplewood | Runtime: 3:03

In the Night, I Remember You

A daughter's tender look into her mother's amazing life as her mother slips further into the grips of Alzheimer's. 

Filmmaker: Vicki Speegle, South Orange | Runtime: 43:44 |  | Facebook page

Earlier Event: March 18
Screenplay Table Read
Later Event: March 18
The Ribbon on the Kite