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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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Serena Dykman


A NY-based filmmaker and graduate from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her work, ranging from comedy to drama and documentary, has won her numerous awards, including at the Cannes Film Festival, and has been selected to show in over 70 film festivals around the world, including Oscar-qualifying ones.


Serena is a 'third-culture kid' born in Paris, and raised between London, Brussels, and New York. Her passion for travel has informed much of her work. Serena recently completed her first feature documentary entitled NANA. More information can be found on


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Directed and Written by

Serena Dykman


Composed by

Dan Blanck


Produced by

Eliazbeth PW, Mav Block & Serena Dykman


Sound Design by

Charles de Montebello


Director of Photography  by

Nick Walker


Edited by

Chriz Naing

Production Design by

Kieran Murray & Medline Stephenson


Costume Design by

Max Copolov




Jandra Dee



Nick Adamson


Officer Harris

E. George Perry


Officer Kelly

Randall McNeal


Officer Rodriguez

Debbie Troche

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Director's Choice Award
Sedona Film Festival
Best Short Film 
Take Two Film Festival
College Student Short 
Fort Lauderdale Internation Film Festival
Best Student Film 
The American Pavilion
Emerging Filmmaker Showcase
Cannes Film Festival 
Honorable Mention
Reggio Film Festival
IFilmmaker International Film Festival


2015 - 2016
Cleveland International Film Festival (World Premiere -April)
American Pavillion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival (International Premiere - May)
US International Film & Video Festival (June)
Gwinnett Center International Film Festival  (July)
One Country One Film (July)
Trinity International Film Festival (August)
Film Festival of Columbus (August)
Awareness Film Festival (LA - September)
LA Shorts Fest (LA - September)
New Jersey Film Festival (New Jersey, September)
Skyline International Film Festival (Winchester, NC - September)
HATCHExperience (Montana - September)
Hollywood Film Festival (LA - September)
Edmonton International Film Festival (Canada Premiere - October)
Aruba International Film Festival (Aruba - October)
LA Femme International Film Festival (LA - October)
Collaborations Detroit (October)
Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival (Washington DC Premiere - October)
FirstGlance Film Festival (Philadelphia premiere - October)
Aruba International Film Festival (October)
Reggio Film Festival (Italy premiere - October)
East Lansing Film Festival (November)
FOLCS Film Festival (NYC premiere - November)
Arpa International Film Festival  (LA - November)
High Falls Film Festival (Rochester, NY - November)
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival (LA - November)
Cinemonde Film Series (NYC - November)
NewFilmmakers NY (NYC - November)
iFilmmaker International Film Festival (Spain premiere - November)
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (Florida premiere - December)
Bahamas International Film Festival (Bahamas premiere - December)
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 premiere - March)
First Run Film Festival (NYC - April)
Kansas City Film Fest  (MO premiere - April)
Take Two Film Festival  (NYC - April)
Montclair Film Festival  (NJ - May)
SOHO Film Festival  (NYC - June)
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