2017 Film Fest Official Selections

Ay Que Susto!(What a Fright!)

Director: Mauricio Zapata (NY)

Running Time: 16 min

A man is hell bent on getting higher ratings for his make shift "ghost chasing"cable show , that he's willing to "get real" for a better contract.

Danger, Dames and Dangerous Games

Director: Alex Salazar (LA)

Running Time: 99 min

After his vampire boss snacks on a few employees a hapless accountant learns that monsters are real, hungry and of course, looking for him. As he struggles to avoid his own untimely end, the fate of the world rests in his hands.

Best Friends Forever

Director: Kevin Nam (US)

Running Time: 5 min

Sometimes in life your best friends turn out to be your worst enemies. Even in the afterlife.

Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir

Director: David E. Munz-Maire (Student Film) (NY)

Running Time: 13 min

Follow the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. 


Director: Rolf Lindbolm (Finland)

Running Time: 10 min

To provide a life-style his wife and son deserve, Jake takes on a lot of pressure at his job as a real-estate agent. But can he handle it all? 

Creepy Clowns: The Lunatic'ler

Director: Pete Jacelone (NJ)

Running Time: 80 min

Still reeling from a traumatic childhood experience with an alcoholic mother and her deranged carnie boyfriend, a mild mannered artist finds himself at the mercy of a monstrous alter ego: a creepy killer clown with a tickling fetish.

Chat Room 

Director: Dylan Keselman (Student Film) (NJ)

Running Time: 7 min

Four friends discuss the state of their digital world.

Bear With Us

Director: William J. Stribling (CA)

Running Time: 95 min

A modern farce about a guy who attempts to propose to his girlfriend in the most romantic way possible, but his meticulous plan starts to fall apart when a ravenous bear stumbles upon their charming cabin in the woods. 


Director: Louise MacKintosh (US)

Running Time: 8 min

A walk on the escarpment does not end as planned.

Catch and Release

Director: Keil Troisi (NY)

Running Time: 10 min

Two sociopathic young men play a frightening game of hide-and-seek to prove that anyone can be a hero... in one way or another.