CFI PROJECTS

A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD  (2016)

Based on the short story by Carson McCullers, the film is set at a roadside café in 1947 when an old man relates a tale of personal heartbreak and loss, and of his hard-won understanding of the nature of love to a young boy.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY  Karen Allen

STARRING  Jeff Demunn, James McMenamin, Jackson Smith

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HONORS & RECOGNITION
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER,, BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT  

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - USA FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER, BEST NEWCOMER - JACKSON SMITH

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CANNES SHORT FILM DEPOT
DURANGO FILM FESTIVAL
FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NEW YORK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
PORT TOWNSEND FILM FESTIVAL
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
RIVER RUN FILM FESTIVAL
SAN ANTONIO IINTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL
BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL

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LIFE AFTER YOU  (2020)

Inspired by true events, a suburban family struggles with the death of their 19-year-old son following an overdose of heroin that was laced with fentanyl. 

WRITTEN BY  Sarah T. Schwab, Florencia Lozano

DIRECTED BY   Sarah T. Schwab

STARRING    Florencia Lozano, Gary Perez, Kathryn Erbe, Tina Benko, Craig “muMs” Grant, Melanie Nicholls-King

HONORS & RECOGNITION
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OFFICIAL SELECTION - NICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. MAY 31 - JUNE 4, 2021

NOMINEE, BEST FEATURE FILM  •  NOMINEE,  BEST DIRECTOR  - SARAH T. SCHWAB  •  NOMINEE, BEST LEAD ACTRESS  - FLORENCIA LOZANO  •  NOMINEE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - RICHARD SANDS  •  NOMINEE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - KATHRYN ERBE  •  NOMINEE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - JAKE RYAN LOZANO

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL, APRIL 27 - MAY 10, 2021

SARASOTA, FLORIDA

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OFFICIAL SELECTION - WORLD-FEST, HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, APRIL 22-25, 2021

NOMINEE, BEST LEAD ACTRESS - FLORENCIA LOZANO

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"A" MY NAME IS  (2018)

A young girl with early-stage cancer has a late-night adventure in a hospital that culminates in the realization of her mortality.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY  Sarah T. Schwab

STARRING  Samarah Conley, Lori Singleton, Juan Francisco Villa

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HONORS & RECOGNITION
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WINNER - BEST WNY SHORT FILM

BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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WINNER - BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM

NICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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WINNER - BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM

NOVA STAR AWARDS

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WINNER - BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A SHORT FILM

YOUNG ENTERTAINER AWARDS

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BERMUDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BOSTON WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

BUFFALO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

GREENWICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

MADRID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

NEW YORK SHORTS

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL

NICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

RIDGEFIELD INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WORLDWIDE WOMENS' FILM FESTIVAL

NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

BEVERLY HILLS FILM FESTIVAL

JELLYFEST

DEEP FOCUS

BROWN FISH  (2016)

It all starts with a missing goldfish and a strange smell. Now a young woman's world spins out of control as she goes to meet her friend in the park. A weird, dark, absurdist comedy about how easily we "swallow" some truly crazy things.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY  Troy Deutsch

STARRING  Rachel Moulton, Sean Kazarian, Jerry Matz

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HONORS & RECOGNITION
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WINNER - AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT

ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL

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WINNER - MOST ORIGINAL FILM

BLACKBIRD FILM FESTIVAL

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL

PEEKSKILL FILM FESTIVAL

MONMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL

FILMQUEST 

BOWERY FILM FESTIVAL

CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL

ADIRONDACK FILM FESTIVAL

PANIC FEST

BUSKOPOLIS FESTIVAL OF CINEMATIC ODDITIES

FROSTBITER: ICELANDIC HORROR FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

TWIN CITIES FILM FESTIVAL

ROXY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

NY INDIE THEATRE 

MIDWEST WEIRDFEST

BLACKBIRD FILM FESTIVAL