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CONGRATULATIONS - HERE ARE THE 2020 HOLLYWEED FILM FESTIVAL FINALISTS

GOLDEN SUNSOLO PLANET - Director  Bartosz Sikorski

 

On the golden planet Sunsolo, the binary star system tries to teleport objects and the dancing beings from earth to make the area a bit nicer. Unfortunately, it may be the fault of a galactic spider that Sunsolo and neighboring galaxies are plagued by melancholy stagnation.

 

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Animation, Experimental, Music Video

SUPER COOL - Director  Marina Potapova

 

Not so long ago he had been just a sweet little child, completely dependent on the adult world, but now he understands how insignificant his parents are and is therefore ready to rebel. What will he do?

 

 

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Short Web / New Media

RICK AND ME - Director  Miguel Wise

 

Mike Wise left the United States to meet a man named Rick Simpson who was living in Croatia. After dealing with crohn's disease his entire life, Rick was able to offer Mike insight into how to heal and cure an 'incurable' disease. This is the film about that healing journey.

 

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Documentary

PATHFINDER - Life Beyond Fear - Director  Adam Rubin

 

The film follows six world-class slackliners (Highliners) on a mission deep into the Norwegian mountains to attempt something that's never been seen before: Walking a thin line, elevated in the vastness between two colossal cliffs, illuminated only by the mystical northern lights.

 

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Short - Documentary

TANK TALK #5 - Director  Mike Silva

 

Clay-animated comedy about aquarium fish who need to eat when the guy who feeds them gets arrested.

 

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Short - Animation

DOG'S BREAKFAST - Director  Matt Bissett - Johnson

 

A low polygon dog goes on an adventure into the Hall of Cosmic Insanity.

 

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Short - Animation

THE TRIP - Director  Michael Fullerton

 

A short comedy film about two guys taking an insanely bizarre DMT based trip and the dodgy "spirit guides" they meet up with.

 

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Short - Comedy / Psychedelic / Sci - Fi

HOLLYWOOD HOME VIDEO - Director  Van Jazmin

 

A tour of Tinseltown through home movies, guided by millennial misfits and psychonauts who yearn to be part of a culture that no longer exists.

 

 

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Short - Documentary

MARDUKE - Director  Ryan McPherson

 

Two guys are trying to score some weed to get high with their girlfriends when a UFO lands right in front of them with some aliens who know how to really get it on.

 

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Short - Comedy / Stoner / Sci-Fi

STALKERS - Director  Dongjun Kim

 

This is a story about two stalkers stalking each other for different purposes. It's a horror film.

 

 

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Short - Horror / Thriller

DOORS - Director Caleb Harris

 

A  moment of weakness and anger led Cal to his eventual death. Given the option to pass peacefully into the next realm, Cal once again chooses himself and resists the call of fate. In order for him to obtain his second chance at life, he must traverse the deepest crevasses of his subconscious using DOORS…

 

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Short

STONER DAY - Director Andre Landmann

 

When stoner buddies, Matt and Trey, find money for pizza and beer, they think the night is saved, or so they thought

 

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Short

PEN ISLAND - Director Ryan Sheehy

 

Tom Delancey is inches away from ending his life when he receives a call from Howard, a life assurance agent at Pen Island. After a free trial of their service, Tom finds friendship and regains his will to live.

 

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Short - Dark Comedy

STRANGE LIGHTS -  Director Brian Eric Johnson

Struggling with the death of his wife and his son MIA in Syria, a middle-aged rancher begins to believe he is being contacted by extraterrestrials..

 

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Short / Sci-fi

OUT OF STOCK - Director Bryan Taira

In 1973, the host of The Tonight Show, Johnny Carson, made a joke that toilet paper was going out of stock. By the next day, stores across the country were completely sold out. This is the story of the first day of the toilet paper crisis.

 

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Short - Dark Comedy

FINDING FILMAN -  Director Kevin Anglin

A documentary team follows a delusional soft-core porn actor who seeks to cross over into the mainstream acting world.

 

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Short - Television

TINDERBOX -  Director Ricky Larke

During a second Tinder date a socially awkward swain and a beautiful old soul find common ground, after she uses him to build her new bed.

 

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Short

THE LAST THING TO DIE - Director Sofia Bullones

In the aftermath of a devastating global cataclysm, a young family desperately strives to survive. In this barren landscape, where food is beyond scarce, hope is the last thing to die.

 

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Short - Thriller / Drama

DEAR AUNT NOA - Director Dana Aliya Levinson & Michael Armstrong Barr

A worldly transgender environmental activist from bustling LA and a struggling family-man mechanic from small town Ohio walk into a bar, their years of friendship tested by shades of gray in a modern America desperately masquerading in starkly contrasting monotones.

 

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Short - Drama / LGBTQ - Trans Stories

A NIGHT IN - Director Max Aaron

 

A young woman relaxing at home is stalked by a mysterious figure

 

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Short - Horror / Suspense / Fantasy

PIPETOWN, USA - Director Joaquin Ramon Herrera & Eli Mazet

Bob Snodgrass of Eugene, Oregon created a technique of blowing glass pipes called “fuming.” By introducing silver and gold metals he could produce a beautiful rainbow effect that seemed to change colors when you smoked. In interviews with glass artists they reveal the freedom, the joy, the struggles and the pure passion that drives them.

 

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Documentary

SWIMMING UPSTREAM - Director Caren Messing

 

“Swimming Upstream”  is a musical and metaphorical dreamscape. Sometimes life feels like we are swimming upstream; a test in determination and tenacity and is played out in our dreams.  Reaching for another shape like words making their way through dreams, perhaps, life in its complexity—makes a surreal experience after all.

 

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Music Video - Experimental

MOM'S DAY OFF - Director David Ebert

 

When two exhausted new moms meet up for a day of relaxation, a salon offers them a surreal and fantastical back room experience that individually caters to their deepest needs and fantasies.

 

 

 

Short - Comedy

WACKADOODLE - Directors Havard Walseth & Espen Olaisen

 

The paperboy Kurt walks in on her girlfriend cheating on him. Gry, his girlfriend convinces him that what he saw was all in his head, and sends him off to a shrink. Everything goes downhill from there.

 

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Feature - Comedy

MAGENTA - Director Gabriele Tacchi

 

"Elementary, my Dear Cthulhu." Sara stole an archeological find, “The Magenta eye”. When she realizes the stone has supernatural power, the only man who can help her is a mystery consultant who believes to be Sherlock Holmes.

 

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Short - Experimental

TWO DUM MICKS - Director D.B.Sweeny

 

Two unlucky guys meet in the drunk tank and hatch a plan.

 

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Short - Comedy

THE 44 SCARVES OF LIZA MINNELLI - Director Russell Brown

 

A filmmaker purchased 44 of Liza Minnelli’s used scarves at auction and sent them to 43 friends asking them to make images which suggested “Minnelli metaphor.” This project is the result…

 

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Short - Experimental / Documentary

VIAJE SIN MALETAS ( TRIP WITHOUT LUGGAGE ) - Director Jaime Khelout

 

What happens when you have death in front of you and you are not yet ready to die? Amador does not have anything easy, with a six-year-old boy very attached to him. His fight is exemplary, but his destiny is not in his hands.

 

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Short

THE WEED ART PROCESS - Director Serge Goldwicht

 

This is the story of a magic seed. Through pure art, the seed frees the power of imagination.

 

 

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Short - Animation

STANS - Director Coral Rucker

 

STANS is about three internet friends, brought together by their love of Fifth Harmony. In the midst of the pop culture events and obstacles that come along their way, they all experience Adulthood together.

 

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Short - Comedy / Webseries

DHUMKKUDIYA - Director Nandial Nayak

 

Budhwa - a native tribal realizes his true identity while serving to his rich masters. Despite being an integral part of the Tribal Community, Budhwa sabotaged its own people, culture, Identity, and beliefs in pursuit of his greed.

 

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Feature

FESTIVAL OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN - Directors Bjorn Rallare, Niklas Mertel Ekelund, Peder Carlsson

Two filmmakers want to make a movie. One idea is of a true story about what was supposed to be Sweden's answer to Woodstock in 1970. They expected 300.000 people, but only 3.000 showed up and a plethora of weirdness took place in what has been described as "Sweden's biggest music failure".

 

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Short

NASTY HABITS - Director Allisyn Arm

 

A young aspiring musician befriends a lonely truck driver, who picks her up as she hitchhikes her way to Los Angeles.

 

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Short - Thriller, Suspense, Drama

L'EAU EST LA VIE (WATER IS LIFE): FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP - Director Sam Vinal

 

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

 

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 Short - Documentary

HOSTAGE - Director Nestor Villasmil

"The T-shirt Soldiers" a tribute to the fallen ones. Based on the events that occurred during 2017 protests in Venezuela.

 

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Animation - Music Video

THE SECRET STORY: HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA WAS RE-LEGALIZED IN THE US - Director Brian C. Applegarth

The inspiring true story of renegade gay hippy pot kingpin Dennis Peron and patient advocate Brownie Mary in their quest for medical cannabis legalization. A historical LBGTQ+ San Francisco story of how a public health crisis combined with passionate pioneers ignited a marijuana revolution that forever changed the world.

 

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Short - Documentary

A PAPER HOUSE -  Director Wei Geng

While visiting a classmate, a fifth grade girl accidently finds paper houses that are model replicas of the houses in her village. She senses an evil connection between the models and the real houses and is determined to find out the secrets of these paper houses.

 

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Short

TRUST ISSUES -  Director Andretti Dante

Charlie and Megan, are madly in love and stranded in an unforgiving desert. Charlie is bleeding out and must now lean on Megan to lead him across the border as they attempt to flee authorities. But as the sweltering sun beams down on their weary bodies trust issues start to surface that threaten the very fabric of their ride or die relationship.

 

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Short - Romantic Dramedy