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Officially Selected Films

2024

Winner - Best Horror Short

100 Proof Warlock

It's Christmas Eve, and Bink, an ordinary bartender, just wants to close shop and get home to his girl. But when Duane, an armed bounty hunter, shows up, Bink is forced to confront his shady past association with a mysterious company known as Warlock. Bink soon finds himself locked in a tense physical and psychological game of cat-and-mouse with Duane and is forced to use his extraordinary powers to protect his life, love, and identity. But can Bink be the hero he wants to be without turning into the monster he fears becoming?

And Somehow Now...

Four women cross paths hiking on a trail, each questioning their lives. Their shared struggles lead them to friendship.

Winner - Best Short

Winner - Best New Jersey Short

Butterfly Effect

A couple returns home from their honeymoon to their seemingly normal household. However, things change when they notice something off that shouldn't be

Winner - Best Documentary

Kim Kahana: The Man who changed Hollywood

The untold story and life of Legendary Hollywood Stuntman Kim Kahana, one of the most prolific stuntmen in movies and television. Still professionally active at the age of 94, Kahana transformed Safety and the art of stunt performance through his storied 72-year career in the movies.

Winner - Best Feature

Out of State-A Gothic Romance

Elsa, on the cusp of turning 18, is sent to live with her strange step-relatives Aunt Marcia and her two twenty something sons, Tab and Emery. Tab is a gifted pianist and Marcia's favorite. Emery, the Cinderella of the famiyl, restores antique furniture to support the household. They are shut-ins and never leave their house or garden. Both brothers fall madly in love with Elsa shattering Marcia's control. Think "My Cousin Rachel" meets "The Royal Tenebaums," dark with a sly sense of humor.

Winner - Best Horror Feature

SOULMATE

A haunted house that destroys relationships tests a young couples commitment.

Winner - Best Indie Short

The Graveyard Medium

A widow who visits her husband's grave daily, develops the ability to communicate with others who have passed over, and consoling their loved ones. This brings her some fulfillment but something is still missing.

 

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

Nose Goes

After the sudden death of their father, Charlie tries to distract her and her sister, Harper, with a fun couple of days visiting friends. When a childish game takes a turn, Charlie is in for the scare of her life.

Obsession

A older less experienced actor becomes obsessed with a younger actress that is a star.

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The Window Washer

When a young couple quarrel in a cafe, the window washer decides to get in on the action.

2023

ESCAPE ARTISTS

Escape Artists: A police officer is feeling depressed on his birthday until a few neighborhood comedians trick him into attending his birthday celebration by using graffiti to attract him to each location. It is written with the same type of humor as the three stooges. It's a silent film, nice for festivals with physical, expressive comedic actors.

  • Lindley Farley

    Director

  • Karen Goeller

    Writer

    Missy's Voice, The Gilbert Diaries, Billions, Monsters Inside Me, Young Hot Crooked, Scene of the Crime

  • Karen Goeller

    Producer

    Missy's Voice, The Gilbert Diaries, Billions, Monsters Inside Me, Young Hot Crooked, Scene of the Crime

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SUBTERRANEAN LOVE

A day in the life of Olga, an old Russian woman who lives in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn (Little Odessa). She plays accordion on a subway platform to earn a little money. She meets a younger acquaintance on the ride back from Manhattan who drags her for company at a Boardwalk restaurant. They share their worries and dreams. Olga returns to her sick husband, Misha, whom she can't change, but loves nevertheless. And then....another day.

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  • Robert Haufrecht

    Director

    Subterranean Love; Subterranean Love (Ileana & Paul)

  • Robert Haufrecht

    Writer

    See films above

  • Subterranean Films LLC

    Producer

  • Marcia Haufrecht

    Key Cast

    "Olga"

  • Daniel Hendricks Simon

    Director of Photography/Editor

FOR THE GREATER GOOD

When three people are introduced to The Better Earth Program, they learn that one of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

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When three people are introduced to The Better Earth Program, they learn that one of them must make the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Michael Gavino

    Director

  • Michael Gavino

    Writer

  • Michael Gavino

    Producer

  • Rosa Costanza Tyabji

    Producer

  • Erik Forssell

    Producer

  • Ricardo Acuña

    Producer

CHIRO KILLER TRAILER

Texting becomes a deadly secret in a small town.

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  • Richard Kern

    Director

  • Richard Kern

    Writer

  • Bella DiMartini

    Writer

DRESS CODE

Bobby Russo was born into a life of organized crime. A life of secret and lies. As he gets older Bobby realizes that the most dangerous secrets of all, are his own.

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  • Joseph Pupello

    Director

  • Peter Panagos

    Writer

  • Gerard Garilli

    Producer

  • Peter Panagos

    Producer

  • Joseph Pupello

    Producer

  • Gerard Garilli

    Key Cast

  • Frank Osso

    Key Cast

  • Freddie Maas

    Key Cast

  • Maria Marinaro

    Key Cast

  • Alex DiTrolio

    Key Cast

  • Nicholas Giordano

    Key Cast

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