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Suha Araj

Khsara

Khsara is a comedy about women who don’t get married “in time.”  Nisreen, an astrophysicist is nearing the ripe age of 30 when she will expire if not wed. She struggles to find her own path between her old world Palestinian roots and the modern Chilean reality she lives in while her global family actively interferes, for better or worse.

 
 
 

Rahwa Asmeron

May V. Settling

Maya’s never been one to compromise her high standards, but when she loses the guy, loses the job, and discovers her uterus is a ticking time clock, she’s forced to decide if she’s willing to settle for less.

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Andrea Ashton

When Joy Fell

A cheerless workaholic’s attempt to mercy kill her ailing grandfather goes spectacularly wrong when his easygoing caregiver Kyle takes the euthanasia pill instead. Overwhelmed with guilt, Joy dives down a rabbit-hole in New York City on a 24-hour quest for a cure while also giving Kyle the best last day of his life (just in case!).

 
 
 

Nancy Bannon

Blood

In working class Ohio, a newly sober ex-con is trying to get his life on track when his drug-dealing big brother shows up wanting to avenge the abuse they suffered as kids.  Will he surrender to his own craving for retribution or, for the sake of his young son, find a way to heal and recover?

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Nora Berman

Bashert

When their best friendship blossoms into a passionate and forbidden love affair, two Orthodox Jewish women must choose between the insular religious faith they've known their entire lives, or the gay secular Brooklyn right next door. 

 
 
 

Brooke Berman  

Polly Freed

Brooklyn bar owner Polly goes to Libertyville, Illinois, to attend the funeral of one of her mother’s ex-husbands. There, she reunites with her married ex-step-brother, Graham, a conservative family man, and after an awkward/hot one-night stand, he follows her to New York insisting that it’s love.

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Cinder Chou  

Missus Softee

Set in 2005, Lincoln, a newly out Asian American teen, spends her last summer before college in the off-brand Missus Softee truck trying to outscoop ice cream rivals, work on her gaydar, and make enough money to escape Jersey.

 
 
 

Déjà Cresencia Bernhardt-Leazer  

Half Angels

A troubled veteran employed as a social worker struggles to manage his own anxiety when he’s forced to leave the routine that keeps his PTSD at bay while he searches for his ten-year-old patient after she escapes the shelter where he’s placed her.  Set in the paradise lost of Waikiki. 

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Beth Ann Dailey

See Jane Rock

See Jane Rock is a dramatic comedy about a talented twenty-something singer-songwriter with debilitating stage fright who reluctantly joins a support group to overcome her fear. 

 
 
 

Clarissa De Los Reyes

Johnny Loves Delores

When the 2008 recession takes a turn for the worse, a lonely clerk marries for money for the sake of an undocumented immigrant he secretly loves.

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Eugina Gelbelman

Daddy's Girl

A coming of age story set in Brooklyn, in which a misfit teenage girl fights the expectations of her Russian immigrant family only to realize that becoming her true self will break the heart of the person she loves the most, her dad. 

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Jodi Gibson

In Bardo

An intrepid geneticist determined to cure her twin’s neurodegenerative disease, recklessly crosses ethical lines in an all-out campaign to save her sister’s life.

 
 
 
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Jaclyn Gramigna

Someone to Watch

A home care nurse, with a murky past, survives a train bombing and becomes the caretaker of a fellow survivor. As a love affair develops, so do her suspicions…that he may have planted the bomb. 

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Nina Gielen

Magic Window

In this true-crime drama, when a 12-year-old boy from a troubled home falls in love with his father’s friend, an adult man, he will do whatever it takes for the two of them to be together—setting him on the path to tragedy.

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Erin Greenwell

Flight Deck

In Buffalo, NY during the 1950s, the only thing more dangerous than being a communist was being queer. In the underground working class butch/femme lesbian bar scene, a stone butch, kiki lesbian and femme woman navigate the rough waters, dodging the cops and finding love.

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The Weathergirl

When a teenage girl from a Messianic Jewish sect strikes out to prove the Messiah is a man, she indulges in earthly temptations that jeopardize her standing in the community.

 
 
 

Suzanne Guacci

T-11 Incomplete

A visiting home health aide and recovering alcoholic strives to repair her broken life, only to have it fall apart once again, when she falls in love with her paraplegic patient then betrays her to save her dying cat. 

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Yunah Hong

Summer Night Dream

Two young Korean women – one in Seoul and one in New York – search for their families and unravel their mother’s secret when they discover they are half-sisters.

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Debra Kirschner

Mallwalkers

A retired music teacher – who is a recent widow and lifelong “goody-goody” – is coaxed by her daughter to take daily walks in the local mall, where she connects with a wild posse of seniors, gets sucked into a mystery and tries her hand at sleuthing.

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Zohar Lavi-Hasson

The Professor’s Wife

In this psychological drama set in Princeton, NJ, a housewife's life takes an unexpected turn when she thinks she sees a child being abused by his father and becomes obsessed with saving him.

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Toy Lei

Boxer

A Chinese-American assassin quits the Shanghai Triad and flees to the Midwest to raise her gay teenage son.  When her location is exposed, she must save them both from her former employers who have arrived in town.

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Hannah Leshaw

Amara 15

A 15-year-old Bronx teenager fights to free herself from her father’s sexual abuse and save her two little sisters.

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Gabriella Moses

Leche

A young, outcast, albino Dominican American girl believes she can perform miracles after resurrecting an albino deer and discovering that what sets her apart may be more of a blessing than a curse.

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Aviva Neuman

Joni

Suffocated by marriage and motherhood in a glass house in San Francisco, a screenwriter interrupts a burglary, and instead of calling the police, she joins him at night breaking into people houses, which fuels her writing until she takes it too far.   

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Elizabeth Page

runningwater

A thriller/drama set in Manhattan and Brooklyn about a grieving widower in his forties who gets a chance to redeem himself when he rescues a young woman and her child from abuse.  Mysterious, suspenseful and romantic, it looks at what it takes to get over loss,  forgive and move on.

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About That Night

In this dramatic narrative feature set on an American college campus, a Freshman girl wakes up remembering nothing after a drunken party and discovers she may have been raped.  As she searches for the truth, everyone involved offers a different story.  What happened?  Who’s guilty?  And how will she take back her life?

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Kerry McPherson

Midnight Son

In this Arctic noir set on a dying farm in Alaska, an ex-addict yearns to be free of her blind husband. When a young Mexican man appears looking for work, their erotic connection inspires a flight to freedom that will end in murder.

 
 
 

Nikki Taylor Roberts

Taking the Plunge

Set in Baltimore, Taking the Plunge is a romantic comedy about a boy, Jerry, an obsessive compulsive germaphobe, who will do anything to be near the girl next-door, even clean her toilets. Literally!

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Jamie Ruddy

Bait

In a prosperous suburb in 1986, New Jersey, an 11-year-old girl discovers her father is a child molester and has been using her as bait. Will she protect him or tell the truth in this heartbreaking true story?

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Erica Tachoir

Scattering Jake

When Kolby discovers that her dead husband knocked up her best friend, she dumps his ashes down the kitchen sink—the night before a road trip to scatter those very ashes. Now, clutching his empty urn in a car with her in-laws and (surprise!) the cheerful stranger who has his transplanted heart, Kolby must find replacement ashes or own up to the truth.

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Michelle Walson

Darcy & Paige

Longtime best friends struggle to hold onto their connection when one of them has a baby and the other can't stop acting like one. 

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Krista Whetstone

Sinta of Sunrise Village

A dark comedy about an immigrant nanny who becomes a modern-day slave in suburbia. 

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Justine Williams

I Enjoy Being A Girl

In 1980s Woodstock, NY, 13-year-old Josephine, aka JO, prepares for the quintessential passage into womanhood, her Bat Mitzvah. But when she falls for a local girl with a killer mullet, her party takes an unorthodox turn.

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S. Casper Wong

OO 1

What would you do if you were to run into a younger version of yourself?  Would you recognize you?  OO 1 is a sci-fi love story set in the post-earthquake Doctors Without Borders Camp in China, a dying heart surgeon discovers her old lover might have cloned her.  

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