Anna, a young Czech doctor, gets held up at U.S. immigration after a humanitarian trip to Uganda, the day her boyfriend wants to propose to her.

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Written, produced and directed by Serena Dykman

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AWARDS:
WINNER of the Chris Columbus Production Award (2015)
WINNER BEST STUDENT SHORT at the CANNES FILM FESTIVAL American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase (May 2015)
WINNER Student Award at the U.S International Film & Video Festival (June 2015)
WINNER Best Short Film at the Trinity International Film Festival (Detroit, August 2015)
WINNER Special Jury Prize at the Reggio Film Festival (Italy, October 2015)
WINNER College Student Short at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (January 2016)
SPEICAL MENTION at the IFilmmaker International Film Festival (Spain December 2015)
WINNER Director’s Choice Award at the Sedona Film Festival (Arizona February 2016)
WINNER Best Short Film at the Take Two Film Festival (NYC April 2016)

2015-2016

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Cleveland International Film Festival (Academy Award-qualifying – March 2015)
American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2015)
Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival (May 2015)
U.S International Film & Video Festival (California, June 2015)
ONE Country ONE Film International Film Festival (selected as sole representative of the U.S. – France, July 2015)
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival (Georgia premiere, August 2015)
Trinity International Film Festival (Detroit, August 2015)
Film Festival of Columbus (Ohio, August 2015)
New Jersey Film Festival (September 2015)
LA Shorts Fest (September 2015)
Awareness Film Festival (LA, September 2015)
HATCHExperience (Montana, September 2015)
Skyline Indie Film Fest (Virginia, September 2015)
Hollywood Film Festival (September 2015)
Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival (October 2015)
Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada premiere, October 2015)
FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia (October 2015)
Collaborations Detroit (October 2015)
Aruba International Film Festival (October 2015)
LA Femme International Film Festival (October 2015)
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival (LA, November 2015)
East Lansing Film Festival (November 2015)
Reggio Film Festival (Italy, October 2015)
Arpa International Film Festival (LA, November 2015)
High Falls Film Festival (Rochester, NY, November 2015)
Forum on Law, Culture & Society Film Festival (New York premiere, November 2015)
Cinemonde Film Series (November 2015)
NewFilmmakers NY (November 2015)
I Filmmaker International Film Festival (November 2015)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Florida premiere, December 2015)
Bahamas International Film Festival (Bahamas premiere, December 2015)
The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema London (UK premiere – February)
Sedona Film Festival (Arizona premiere – February)
Fargo Film Festival (ND premiere – March)
Toronto Independent Film Awards (Canada – March)
First Run Film Festival (NYC – April)
Kansas City Film Fest (Kansas – April)
Take Two Film Festival (NYC – April)
Montclair Film Festival (NJ – May)
SOHO Film Festival (NYC June)

Crew

Director: Serena Dykman
Writer: Serena Dykman
Producers: Mav Block , Elizabeth PW, Serena Dykman
Editor: Chriz Naing
Cinematographer: Nick Walker
Production designers: Kieran Murray, Madeline Hope Stephenson
Costume Design: Max Copolov
Sound: Charles de Montebello
Music: Dan Blanck

Cast

Anna Beijer – Jandra Dee
Aaron – Nick Adamson
Officer Harris – E. George Perry
Officer Kelly – Randall McNeal
Officer Rodriguez – Debbie Troche
Violinist – Rit Weaver
Limo driver – Fenton Li
Airline passenger – Victoria Grazioli
Mrs. Chvatal – Sandra M. Bloom
Priya Patel – Lola Akinola
Officer Allen – Stephen Stapinski