TERRIBLE TALE OF HENRIETTA TATE (UNITED KINGDOM, 15 MIN)
As she travels by train to advertise a soft drink, Bubble Girl, a hot-pink corporate mascot with amnesia, is framed for theft. Thrown into the prisoner’s car with the drink’s inventor, a magical chain of events unfolds to reveal her true identity.
For fans of Amélie and The Grand Budapest Hotel
THE DANGERS OF ONLINE DATING (Canada, 5 min)
Paula, a sexual health nurse, runs into trouble when the French man she’s dating refuses to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases, forcing her to come up with her own disastrous plan of action.
For fans of New Girl and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
THE DEADBEAT (CHICAGO, 16 MIN)
After the sudden apparent suicide of her pet hamster, young Dottie convinces her moody nihilist brother Ned to take her to a fortune teller who claims he can raise pets from the dead. The (possibly) crackpot mystic, played by the hilarious George Wendt, prompts Ned to wonder if it’s the hamster who needs resurrecting, or himself.
For fans of Ghostbusters and The Twilight Zone
THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE (UNITED STATES, 20 MIN)
In a dinky town in the middle of nowhere, a downtrodden nerd hopelessly pines after his love, Rebecca. To earn her affection, he and his goofball friend set out to find riches buried by a local murderer. Unsurprisingly, chaos ensues in this quirky animated romp.
For fans of Beavis and Butt-Head and Bob’s Burgers
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING (CHICAGO, 4 MIN)
While buying an engagement ring, a man’s marriage proposal ideas are criticized by the overly “helpful” jewelry store saleswomen, causing him to abruptly make a change of plans that could jeopardize his relationship. Featuring SNL alum Julia Sweeney, this twisted love story takes a hammer to the commercialized ritual of proposal.
For fans of There’s Something About Mary and The Lobster
THE OLD-MEN / SUPER-VIEILLOT (FRANCE, 18 MIN)
Now in their 70s, Captain Justice and his team of superheroes have become superannuated, living as pensioners in the city of Cosmopolis. When an old foe they thought they vanquished some 30 years ago returns, the old gang gets out the capes and masks to prove that titanium hips and bad backs won’t get in the way of saving the day!
For fans of The Incredibles and Going in Style
THE PARKING SPOT (UNITED STATES, 10 MIN)
Peter thinks he’s finally found a parking spot – unfortunately for him, it belongs to a local mobster. Will the two parties be able to find common ground in time for lasagna dinner?
For fans of Married to the Mob and My Cousin Vinny
THE RICK AND STANLEY SHOW (UNITED STATES, 7 MIN)
Rick and Stanley, a wannabe player and an older British man, are best friends. For no apparent reason. Driving around LA in a beat-up car, they muse over potato guns, Kenny G, and optimal sex positions. All the important stuff.
For fans of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Curb Your Enthusiasm
THE SPADINA HOUSE (CANADA, 2 MIN)
A mysterious family with superpowers inhabits the historic Spadina House. But it isn't until we meet the patriarch of the family, that a dark secret is revealed...
For fans of The Addams Family and Mrs. Pettigrew’s Home for Peculiar Children
THE WORLD'S GREATEST IMPROV SUGGESTION GIVERS (CHICAGO, 2 MIN)
Meet DJ and Jake, masters of supplying outlandish suggestions at improv shows. Don’t count on them to throw out “passive” suggestions like Starbucks – they’re here to challenge the performers. But mostly piss them off.
For fans of Best in Show and A Mighty Wind
UBER EX (UNITED STATES, 16 MIN)
Kate and David are out on what feels like a significant date early in their relationship, but when their Uber driver turns out to be Kate’s old flame, their bond is tested.
For fans of Master of None and Love
UNDER THE COVERS (UNITED STATES, 5 MIN)
Deeply confused when he wakes up one morning in bed with another man, Thomas begins a journey that finds him dealing with more questions than answers.
For fans of Doll and Em
VC: THE WEB SERIES – SEASON 2 (CHICAGO, 6 MIN)
Two determined venture capitalists encounter humorous obstacles as they hunt for the next billion-dollar idea. There is more pain than gain as their investments in self-driving cars and coffin apps go awry.
For fans of Community and Silicon Valley
WILLIAM FLUGLE'S TRAVEL ADVENTURES WITH WILLIAM FLUGLE (CHICAGO, 22 MIN)
Join clueless, self-important host William Flugle as he blunders through the historic sites of Portugal, leaving confused and insulted foreigners in his wake. Let this uproarious parody of travel shows serve as a useful primer for what NOT to do abroad.
For fans of An Idiot Abroad and Rick Steves’ Europe