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12 films in package
A functioning-alcoholic dad seeks his daughter’s forgiveness after missing her birthday and killing the family cat.
A young man who tries to close his eyes to the problems in his life encounters a person who can see things others can't.
Bluebird's Daydream
A young girl pursues her dream to become a published author whilst she struggles at home in family relationships with her sister and father.
Stitching A Life: The Story of Trudie Strobel
When a child survivor of the Holocaust receives a packet of beads in a Displaced Persons Camp, her mother teaches her to embroider a goose. One day this simple act will save her life again.
Night of the Crabs
A group of citizen scientists take on the task of helping a peculiar species with unique characteristics: the Horseshoe Crab. Learn more about the history of this precious species and how modern science is trying to save it.
A robot who wants to have a companion of his kind decides to build one himself. During a landfill scout of components, an unexpected friendship develops.
A Quartet Supreme
A jazz drummer catches an interest for a girl during his performance at a local club, but finds himself facing some unreasonable competition...
Whipped Cream Cake
A daughter of an Asian household attempts to mend her broken relationship with her mother.
One Among Them
A boy in counseling explains a reoccurring dream.
Left Behind
A young girl left behind in her rural Chinese village badly needs love from her divorced parents.
Into The Horizon
An exploration of suffering, loss, and moving on.
Last Chance Dance
A portrait of the loving relationship between a dance teacher and her students.
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Shorts made by talented high school students from around the world, competing for the $2,000 Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize, underwritten by Gary D. & Marlene Cohen.

82 min. This program contains language and drug use. 

Free online Q&A with filmmakers from this program will stream live on Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 PM ET and will be available on-demand afterward. Click HERE to register for and to view the Q&A.

Arriving home the morning after missing his daughters birthday, a functioning alcoholic dad runs over the family cat. In an attempt to hide the cat in the backyard, he finds himself drowning in the pool. From his perspective at the bottom of the pool, he watches the last minutes of his life unfold. "Cat" is the Narrative Category Winner in the High School Film Competition and will compete for the Summer White Lynch Memorial Grand Prize, Underwritten by Gary D. and Marlene Cohen.

Student Film: Viewpoint School, Los Angeles, CA

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and are edited for length and clarity, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Heartland Film.

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Madeleine White


  • Year
  • Runtime
    6 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Rating
    Drug Use
  • Note
    Drama, Student Film
  • Director
    Madeleine White
  • Screenwriter
    Madeleine White
  • Producer
    Ian Sheets
  • Executive Producer
    Monica Hoenig
  • Cast
    Gary Wolf, Mariah Martin