our Official Selection:
(Student Feature Screenplay)
A trio of cunning high school students unites to try to win a three-part school competition that historically guarantees the winner admission to their top college.
“Marah From Eilat”
(Horror/Sci-Fi Feature Screenplay)
A well respected Detective must face the dire consequences after he reneges on a deal he made with a sultry but psychotic Demon.
Writer Biography - Leiter Daniells.
I'm a Police Officer working in a major Metropolitan City with over twenty-five years of Law Enforcement experience. I received my B.A. from DePaul University and my M.C.J. from Boston University.
However, my passion is writing and creating unique ideas fueled with concepts the literary world has not seen yet. Quentin Tarantino once said, "What's the movie that we have never seen before because you haven’t made it? Then go out and make that movie."
(Drama Short Screenplay and One Act Stage Play)
When a woman carrying a "starry night" tote bag is greeted by a homeless man, she is directed to visit the museum. A group of art experts put on a performance that curate Vincent Van Gogh's life. Vincent is a powerful and moving performance arts piece about the life of one of the most famous artists of all time. Featuring artists, poets, singers, musicians, and dancers, this production brings Van Gogh's story to life in a way that is both intimate and epic. Vincent is a must-see for anyone who has ever been inspired by Van Gogh's art, his mind, or his death.
(Drama Short Film)
Madina in the summertime is an unconventional love story of connection and self actualization, as Madina takes a leap into who she always hoped to be, a writer of culture. Madina is a woman who has taken the safe route and resides carefully in the suburbs of Chicago with her aloof husband, Sam. A chance encounter in the city leads Madina to a carefree artist, Caleb. Their friendship develops in an unexpected way, through whimsical nights of music and laughter. Madina finds herself thinking about Caleb, as more than just friends; but can’t let go of how he makes her feel, like everything she dreamed of becoming.
This story of connection is made to evoke relatable moments through scenes of chemistry and unspoken magnetism. As Chicago embeds the culture of the movie, we see allusions to the art scene that are personified through Caleb’s character; intoxicating, untamed and home. Madina’s complexities are amplified through her struggle between safety with her husband, Sam and adventure, with Caleb. This film captures the difficult dichotomy of facing dreams and reality. You’re meant to feel the balance of an unexpected connection that reenergizes a dampened soul through a summer love and the heartache of a hard decision.
Director Biography - Kevin Coval.
Kevin Coval is an Emmy-nominated, award-winning writer, filmmaker, and author of over a dozen collections & anthologies including The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the age of Hip-Hop and A People's History of Chicago. Coval is a creative consultant helping brands, such as Apple, Nike, Adidas, Beats, Gatorade and more, tell stories and create innovative programs. His writing has been featured on/in HBO, The Daily Show, National Public Radio, The New York Times, Source Magazine, CNN.com & more. He has been awarded grants, fellowships and residencies from the MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Kennedy Center, Lannan Foundation and more, and has shared stages with The Migos & Nelson Mandela performing on four continents across hundreds of cities around the globe. Coval has served as an Executive Creative Director in both corporate and non-profit spaces and is currently a Senior Advisor at Interfaith America.
“Bay for Blood”
(Horror/Sci-Fi Short Film)
James and Rob are hiding out in isolation to fix their mutual issues. As time progresses, the two reveal facts regarding their disturbing past relationship. An acquaintance of James', Jessica, finds herself in an uncomfortable position as she contemplates the best way to handle the situation.
Director Biography - Harry Waldman.
Harry is a passionate filmmaker who has been watching movies since as long as he can remember. Some of his favorite films include "Memento", "The Dark Knight", The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "Alien", etc. He has seen over 8,000 films and is as crazy about movies as any individual you will ever meet. He has worked on a number of various films and has written, directed, and edited "515", "Enter the Room", "In the Backseat", "Bay For Blood" and "The Corridor Crossing". He also has a few more projects in the Pre-Production stage.