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2020 Official Film Selections!

We have a great soup a'brewin, we have selected the perfect ingredients! Check out the awesome films screening at this year's Cinema Soup Film Festival!


NO ROLES WRITTEN

A young woman with a disability auditions for the role of her lifetime against a director's prejudice.

PROMISES

Two friends make promises, but life doesn't let them be kept.

THE CLOWN DIES AT MIDNIGHT

A drunk and gambling addicted clown owes money to two mobs in one night

MUTILATION MASSACRE

Mutilation Massacre centers around the mystery behind a tortured girl in the woods. As the story unfolds in gory detail we begin to understand just how she got there.

MAC ISN'T GAY

A man experiencing intimacy issues with women visits his shrink, who suggests he might be gay. The offended patient then spends his entire session trying to prove he isn't gay.

A GREAT BROTHER

Billy is a widowed father, the loss of his dear wife haunting him to the point he struggles with connecting with his young daughter, trying to find work, and properly care for his ailing mother. Most of his family has distanced themselves from him, unable to tolerate and deal with the consistent pain Billy puts himself through because of his never-ending grief. By saving an abused young woman through a random act of kindness, Billy finds himself the target of the woman's jealous, abusive husband. Ultimately, this will give Billy the one chance he's needed to repair his family, and save himself from certain death.

SHANKED!!

Pro Wrestling Horror Short Film

TOUJOURS BELLE

A gothic girl tries her best to win the affections of an academic girl she notices pass her by every day on her way home from school.

THE BLUE TOOTH VIRGIN

An inside look into the politics of the creative process, two friends, both writers, face the daunting challenge of delivering negative criticism, but learn that the process can become a catalyst for self discovery and growth. Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have been pals for years. When David doesn’t appreciate Sam’s latest screenplay, it opens a fissure in their friendship, one that spreads through to the rest of their lives. Ultimately, both men must reevaluate their motivations to write, their need for praise and validation, and what it means to see yourself as you actually are.

THE KALEIDOSCOPE GUY AT THE MARKET

Artist Michael Shaw - also known as "The Kaleidoscope Guy at the Market" - has been selling his unique stained-glass creations at Pike's Place Market in Seattle for 25 years. This 20-minute documentary uses his personal narrative to delve into a deeper dialogue about these fascinating objects and their universal appeal to the human imagination.

FOR THE GOBLINS

An ordinary college student SEBASTIAN gets kidnapped by Goblins on his way home from a party. With the desire of getting some goblin wine, he makes a deal with the Goblins. Sebastian brings home a young Goblin, RRRUBY, who does not understand anything about human society but he has to perform it the way of acting like a human being. At first, Sebastian does not want to take care of RRRuby; instead, he only wants to enjoy his price, the Goblin wine. However, he then learns that without taking his responsibility, not only he won't be able to get his price but also RRRuby might get seriously injured because of his negligence. In the end, Sebastian decides to finish his mission, teach RRRuby to act like a human being. Sebastian then begins to introduce clothing, food, language, transportation, and technology to the young Goblin. They have a short but rich time. In the end, Sebastian brings RRRuby back to the Goblin forest, they both complete their mission. Moreover, they become very good friends even though they are very different species.

THE FEAR OF FINDING SOMETHING WORSE

A young man running from the law takes refuge in a neighborhood home, but what he finds forces him to make a choice between his safety and a young girl's life.

WATER IS LIFE: FROM STANDING ROCK TO THE SWAMP

On the banks of Louisiana, fierce Indigenous women are ready to fight—to stop the corporate blacksnake and preserve their way of life. They are risking everything to protect Mother Earth from the predatory fossil fuel companies that seek to poison it.

CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR

'Chateau Sauvignon: terroir' follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.

LOST TREASURE OF THE VALLEY

A photographer and an adventurer discover that all of the abandoned shopping carts in LA's San Fernando Valley lead to a hidden cave off of Sepulveda Blvd. with a lost treasure inside - guarded by a dragon!

ILLEGAL

Illegal is a feature-length documentary about the miraculous journey of Salvadoran immigrant Laz Ayala’s life or death path to U.S. citizenship, the challenges of present-day immigration, and his mission to humanize immigrants and reform immigration for the benefit of all.

The film begins as Laz journeys back to his childhood home in El Salvador. He recounts his arduous path north on the Pan American Highway with his father and brother where at any moment they could have been discovered and turned back… or killed. Laz’s life is a story of struggle, determination, and hope for a brighter future for immigrants, the industries that rely upon them, and our entire country.

THE FALL

When Michael (Robbie Petrie) meets Evie (Sara Gray), they believe they're meant for each other. But as the leaves fall and the weather grows colder, their all-too-perfect tale of love at first sight is confronted with reality.

LEAVING TO LIVE

On December 24 in the middle of the afternoon, Alexandra, 35, makes an important decision that will change her life : leaving her marital home with her 7-year-old daughter Léa. She asks her to make a promise : to say nothing to his father.

YOUNG HARPER

Harper Young, a luckless big city writer, fired from her unpaid internship, returns home to enter a short play competition to meet her childhood hero, a local writing legend, who is sure to hold the keys to her happiness.

JERKY

A Feminist Poetic Horror movie about a recluse falconer, her quirky neighbor Alice, and the things in the forest that slither between the trees.

MUNCHIES

Herbert is pleasantly spending the afternoon in his vegetable garden until he discovers something has been munching on his crops. Surely it can't be that hard to catch the perpetrator?

CREEP COP

Two underage girls get busted for drinking. But when a routine arrest takes a sinister turn, both girls must use their wits to survive their encounter with the CREEP COP.

FOUND IN KOREA

A Korean adoptee travels back to Korea for the first time in 35 years in search of her birth parents and the world she lost as a baby. While retracing the steps of her own adoption, she discovers her culture, identity and questions why Koreans are not adopting their own.

DELIGHT IN THE MOUNTAIN

After spending most of her career as a lawyer defending the mob, Anna Maria tries to hide from the rough characters who have surrounded her. In "soap opera" style, the mob tracks her down, kidnaps her mother, and demands she argue one more case defending the son of the mafia boss.

OVER 18 - A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY

Over 18 is a clear-eyed examination of modern pornography and its effects on kids, teens, parents, and porn stars. In addition to interviews with porn producers, ex-porn stars, and academics, OVER 18 highlights the story of Joseph, a 13-year-old boy who is recovering from a porn addiction that he fell into when he was nine years old. The film compares what porn used to be in the magazine era and what it’s become in the age of the internet, and demonstrates why kids, in particular, are susceptible to addiction. Already, OVER 18 has become a huge hit with parents.

WHEN ALL THAT'S LEFT IS LOVE

When All That’s Left is Love is the emotionally gripping story of a wife’s determination to care for her Alzheimer’s-stricken husband in their home. With unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access, the film reveals the toll that the disease takes on families coping with Alzheimer's, while also showcasing the power of love that sustains both patients and caregivers.

BLUE CRYSTEL

In a world populated mostly by women, Crystel has to find the legendary Blue Crystal, which will break the curse on men and help humankind to survive.

A MOMENT OF SOLACE

A couple struggles to reconcile their fractured relationship as their reality crumbles around them.

BLACK PILL

Set in a near-future techno-dystopia, a suicidal shut-in orders pills from a mysterious online company in a last-ditch attempt to fulfill their wildest fantasies.

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