2021 Fellows

Agnes Karlsson

Open Doors

A middle-aged woman unhappy with her self-image finds her vacation turned upside down when her son brings along his young, new girlfriend.

Miles Warren


After his father gets into a fight at a bowling alley, Darious begins to investigate the limitations of his own manhood.

Kerry O’Neill

Bea At Rehab

A bittersweet coming-of-age story.

Nikhil Ganesh


Casey Friedman

Flora Borealis

Flora Borealis tells two stories about our troubled relationship to the natural world.

Thomas Percy Kim


After a varsity baseball game, an Asian-American boy navigates his day through seemingly innocent jokes and play.

Rebecca Halfon


Drunk with power after getting her braces off, 13-year-old Esther tries to seduce her oblivious Hebrew tutor.

Victoria Rivera

Night Swim

Three teenage girls break into a shut down pool. When uninvited guests show up, their friendship is tested and one of them is left behind.

Jared LaCroix & Jake Abell

Speak Again

Operating a lonely cattle ranch in 1893, Marcy’s solitude is interrupted by the presence of Father George (Terry Kiser, “Weekend at Bernie’s”), an itinerant priest who turns up delirious and lost on Marcy’s land. Needing to travel south through the mountains, George recovers his strength in Marcy’s care. In the process, the two open up about their pasts and reflect on what it means to live alone.


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