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  • Waifu

    A young woman becomes enamored with a waifu sex doll online and aims to transform herself into a sentient copy. Alexis Gil directs “Waifu,” a 35mm short film set in the Czech Republic that examines the strange ways a young woman sells herself to accomplish a transformation. We meet the film’s pro...

  • Areyouwinningson?

    The chat-room of an online porn-forum transforms into a techno-feudal court. Dana Greenleaf directs “Areyouwinningson?,” where private chats and searches personify into a 3D cyberspace. Subjects of his kingdom, the users, come to a mysterious ruler, a forum admin, to seek their fetishistic desire...

  • Bowling 4 Eva

    A troubled teen girl spends her time trolling men online and bowling with her grandfather while becoming increasingly medicated. “Bowling 4 Eva,” directed by Aelfie Oudghiri, is a bracingly original portrait of depression and pharmaceuticals rendered with satirical bite and punctuated by animated...

  • Recovery

    When User's world sim is compromised, a customer service AI walks him through a perplexing account recovery process. “Recovery,” directed by Nick Lane, blurs reality and the digital world through a hyperactive first person POV. After a failed log-in attempt, our User turns to assistance from an e...

  • xx_luv.kitten_xx

    Hustling up quick cash and alienating her loved ones, a struggling Twitch streamer stops at nothing to make it to an influencer meetup at Buffalo Wild Wings. Bobby McCoy directs “xX_luv.kitten_Xx,” an uncomfortably current character study that captures a type of youthful desperation that amalgam...

  • “(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”

    From the desktop screen of a 2004 computer, a child dissociates into conspiracy sites, malware, porn, and anon forums. ““(ಥ﹏ಥ) ✧_My parents are cia PSY0PS_!!!* ಠ_ಠ”,” directed by Haydon Mayer, takes us through deep corners of the world wide web and slowly away from reality. Greeting us in what se...

  • The Follower

    Fueled by the hope of escaping her dreary suburban life, a misunderstood teen entertains the increasingly sinister advances of an Internet acquaintance. A stylish and self-assured melange of high and low art, “The Follower” tracks the excitement and danger of a 16-old-year girl drifting away from...

  • Valentine's Day

    On a double date in 2013, Wade wants to vlog on the beach and make some memories with his friends. Sam Dinerstein directs “Valentine’s Day,” a snapshot of a group of high school seniors looking vaguely ahead to adult life — perhaps college, or better yet, to fame and fortune. Wade’s big dream is ...

  • Personals

    An anxious teen responds to a Craigslist ad and strikes an unexpected connection with a stranger behind a sheet. “Personals,” directed by Sasha Argirov, is an engrossing drama that details a would-be sexual encounter and the corresponding awkwardness and vulnerability. The nervous young man enter...

  • Five Secrets to Mom

    A teenager confesses five secrets to their mother on an anonymous online forum. Presented entirely as a screen capture of an old desktop computer, “Five Secrets to Mom,” by director Charles Dillon Ward, applies rudimentary digital tools in service of a modern teen admission, and the film alternat...

  • Welcome to the Enclave

    Two sisters fight to save their digital utopia from demise. “Welcome to the Enclave,” directed by Sarah Lasley, is an inventive experimental animation framed as an absurdist crowdfunding video. The Enclave is a virtual street created by a woman named Moni, but at the moment she’s under attack fro...

  • emotion 93

    In the early ‘90s, a 14-year-old girl and boy mysteriously switch bodies and spend the rest of their lives haunted by the event. “emotion 93,” directed by Oz Davidson, is a singular experimental film about identity, memory, and transience. A mixed-format collection of paraphernalia from 1993 — dr...

  • Pussybaby

    A man's life spirals out of control when he embarrasses himself on a hidden camera reality TV show. “Pussybaby,” directed by Derek Milton, is a satirical comedy about a poor soul who becomes a meme and the chaotic media landscape that makes it possible. Shaliek is an aspiring creator in the proce...

  • Amuse Bouche

    A peculiar relationship develops between a Mukbang YouTuber and her editor. “Amuse Bouche,” directed by Jacob Klemmer, highlights a bizarre online video genre where on-screen personalities eat food and interact with users. Here the show is called Natalie Eats, an ASMR type presentation where Nata...