"I am constantly amazed by the power of storytelling and its ability to produce emotion. Compassion, joy, wonder, laughter, and heartbreak- I believe you can find these in all of the over 250 selections in this year's festival. But here are a scattering that stick out in my mind as providing a range of feelings that are particularly delightful to bask in."
Yue Ma - 23 | California
"The recipe for the perfect cocktail: an episode of Mad Men, a dash of sci-fi, and a whole bucket of Bloody Mary mix. Best served cold & paired with a side of revenge."
Tom Teller - 21, Michelle Evans - 21, Nico Aguilar - 22 | California
"Rumor has it Elon Musk founded SpaceX after he saw the visuals and effects in this one. Even if that's not 100% true, you'll want to hop on the next space shuttle after watching."
Alex Morsanutto - 23 | Connecticut
Happy Hour Shorts
"Get on your dancing shoes and powder blue suits. You won't be able to stop smiling through this dorky trip of neon lights and groovy tunes."