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2017 EDITION FILM LINEUP

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[RE] DEFINED  Quick View
Dir: Danae Grandison, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Two awkward Brooklyn teenagers searching for acceptance while navigating through life and the changes. Who will accept them?... more »
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4 BED, 4 1/2 BATH  Quick View
Dir: Amanda Katz, United States, 10 min, 2016, Documentary
Sudden divorce spurs a newly single Marjorie to sell her family home of 35 years. We move through, room by room, in this newly made intermediate zon... more »
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7 BEDS  Quick View
Dir: Pedro Moreno del Oso, Spain, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Eduardo is about to commit an infidelity but it prevents it an unexpected setback. ... more »
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A LONG TIME FOR LOVERS  Quick View
Dir: David McElfresh , United States, 77 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Eight desperate friends ignore the people who love them while chasing after people who do not. Once night falls, the rush to say how they feel beco... more »
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A WALK TO FREEDOM  Quick View
Dir: Dan Pearson, United States, 30 min, 2016, Documentary
Donna Hylton's first person interview about the childhood abuse she endured, the spiral of events that lead to her incarceration, and how she learne... more »
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ADAM GREEN’S ALADDIN  Quick View
Dir: Adam Green, United States, 81 min, 2015, Feature Narrative
In this retelling of the classic tale, Aladdin is an out of work indie-rock singer living in a video-game-world ruled by a perverted technology-obse... more »
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ADDICTED  Quick View
Dir: Lance Reha, United States, 16 min, 2014, Short Narrative
When we meet the man simply known as 'Black', we quickly learn of his struggle against the addiction that's controlling his life. But after losi... more »
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AFRICAN BEAUTY  Quick View
Dir: Nishanth Nair, United States, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Taking a close look on the ghetto streets of New York, this film based on a true story, depicts a family who migrated from Africa years ago with the... more »
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AFTER SCHOOL  Quick View
Dir: Alec Tibaldi, United States, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Sisters Addie and Xandra come to terms with a dark secret from the past in one explosive afternoon. ... more »
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AMORE GRANDE (A BIG LOVE)  Quick View
Dir: Max Chicco, Italy, 29 min, 2016, Short Narrative
It takes place in Torino in the not so distant future. Osvaldo Caforio is an old watchmaker, who is still in love with his wife Rosetta. One morning... more »
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AN UNDOCUMENTED SALVATION  Quick View
Dir: Adam Vincent Wright, United States, 27 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Two years after joining a gang, Jario, and undocumented "dreamer", is searching for a way out. ... more »
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AREA  Quick View
Dir: Louie Ignacio, Philippines, 110 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
A short distance from the city's red-light district is Area, a neighborhood of brothels where over-the-hill sex workers can be had for a can of sard... more »
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ARTS AND CRAFTS  Quick View
Dir: Nina Gielen, United States, 14 min, 2015, Short Narrative
When Misha was small, he and his mother would spend hours creating their own toys and animals out of sticks and leaves. It’s been over a year since... more »
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AYNY - MY SECOND EYE  Quick View
Dir: Ahmad Saleh, Germany, 11 min, 2016, Animation
A cruel war has taken two brothers’ home. Their mother protects them under her arms and fosters the seed of their new life. Anxious her sons could c... more »
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BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS  Quick View
Dir: Seth Fein, United States, 59 min, 2016, Documentary
Between Neighborhoods is an experimental documentary that nonlinearly examines the present and past of the worlds that orbit the world’s biggest ren... more »
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BINARY ELEVATION  Quick View
Dir: Eli Turk, United States, 3 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A brief discussion about computer binary and how it applies to everyday life. ... more »
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BLACK BARBIE  Quick View
Dir: Comfort Arthur, Ghana, 4 min, 2016, Animation
Black Barbie is a Poetry animation that explores the filmmakers experience with skin bleaching products when growing up. ... more »
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BLACK COP  Quick View
Dir: Cory Bowles, Canada, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
While listening to a talk radio show debating the death of an unarmed black teen by police, a black officer decides to take the privileged community... more »
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BLUEBEARD  Quick View
Dir: Rachel Garber Cole & Kimberlee Venable, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
BLUEBEARD is a modern adaptation of the French fairy tale with the same name, and follows one night with a woman who has recently moved into the hom... more »
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BOAT PEOPLE  Quick View
Dir: Paul Meschúh , Germany, 28 min, 2016, Short Narrative
On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious catamaran. The athletic young man is t... more »
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BREAKFAST  Quick View
Dir: Tyler Byrnes, United States, 9 min, 2016, Short Narrative
When a young man suffering from anorexia is pressured to eat breakfast by his boyfriend, the couple are thrust into an otherworld where their anxiet... more »
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BRIAN MICKLER  Quick View
Dir: Michael Taylor Jackson, United States, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A delusional man endeavors to heal his sick mother but first must cope with his own illness. ... more »
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BRIDGE  Quick View
Dir: Amin Ghashghaian, Iran, 20 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A teenager, fighting in Middle East, understands that his fellow is a spy and he reveals the entry to a city that is a bridge. ... more »
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BUILDING #13  Quick View
Dir: Amir Gholami, Iran, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
The movie is the story of human life in the sewage systems in which people from upper floors make their social environment dirty ... more »
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BURNT POPCORN  Quick View
Dir: Rafael De Leon Jr., United States, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
When a naive young woman is reluctant to break away from an unfulfilling dating situation, her father convinces her to handle it in an extreme way a... more »
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BUTTERFLY  Quick View
Dir: Serife Potuk, United States, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
The story is about an artist who befriends a down-on-his-luck man in the park. It has echoes of both scriptures and fairy/folk tales. But the main m... more »
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BY BLOOD  Quick View
Dir: Debra Markowitz, United States, 14 min, 2016, Short Narrative
On the night of his wife's burial, Vincent shares with his brother, Jimmy, information that will change their lives and their relationship, forever.... more »
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CAKE  Quick View
Dir: Anne Hu, United States, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Eliza tries to explore her sexuality within her marriage with her husband Thomas by surprise ordering a female sex robot for them to share. But the... more »
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CAROUSEL  Quick View
Dir: Camelia Azar, United States, 12 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Still suffering form the loss of his family, Adam turns to unconventional methods to elude his reality. ... more »
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CATCH 22: BASED ON THE UNWRITTEN STORY BY SEANIE SUGRUE  Quick View
Dir: Josh Folan, United States, 93 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
With Hurricane Sandy looming on the horizon, five hard-lived friends come to from a send-off celebration alongside an unexplained dead girl. What ar... more »
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CHIKA, DIE HÜNDIN IM GHETTO (CHIKA, THE DOG IN THE GHETTO)  Quick View
Dir: Sandra Schießl, Germany, 17 min, 2016, Animation
Chika the dog and the five-year old Mikasch are the heroes of this story which is set in a Jewish ghetto in an unnamed Polish city. The little dog h... more »
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CHILDREN BEHIND THE WALL  Quick View
Dir: Marisol Gonzalez, Mexico, 52 min, 2016, Documentary
Tijuana is the legendary border town between Mexico and the United States. It is also known as a smuggler's paradise, a sordid town with an illegal... more »
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CHRIST/EL  Quick View
Dir: Andreas Grützner, Germany, 9 min, 2016, Documentary
A family portrait told through Super8 footage and old tapes from 1975-77. In it's essence the question about belief. A boy and his dilemma to stand... more »
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CRISSCROSS  Quick View
Dir: Michael Taylor Jackson, United States, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Two strangers, alone in a big city, forge an unusual bond in the face of crisis and survival. ... more »
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DILLZILLA: TITAN OF TERROR!  Quick View
Dir: Elizabeth Pasieczny, United States, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
After being infected by a mysterious bio hazard, Pickleman grows over 100 feet tall. Can he learn to control this monstrous power before he panics... more »
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DUTEE  Quick View
Dir: Vanessa Hudson, United States, 23 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2014, Olympic hopeful Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was banned from competing in sports due to naturally occurring levels of testosterone in her bo... more »
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ENHANCED INTERROGATION  Quick View
Dir: Farraz Khan, United States, 18 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A Muslim-American writer struggling with writer's block is detained by two agents who mistake his terrorism satire as evidence of his involvement wi... more »
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ERICA  Quick View
Dir: Iselin Saga, Norway, 19 min, 2016, LGBT
Erica has a secret relationship to the married Sebastian. When his wife Liv finds out, she decides to confront Erica over an evening of gin and ton... more »
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EXCERPTS OF 4 LITTLE GIRLS: A DANCE FILM  Quick View
Dir: Kerri Edge, United States, 14 min, 2016, Documentary
In 1963, racial tension was high. On September 15th, parishioners attended a church service at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabam... more »
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FATA MORGANA  Quick View
Dir: Amelie Wen, United States, 20 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A middle-aged couple from China arrives in the United States for the first time to organize the funeral rites of their only daughter. In the midst o... more »
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FIRE OF THE FINAL DAYS  Quick View
Dir: Doug Leconte, Canada, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
The Earth’s language is spiritual and tenuous, a series of whispers and feelings. It is however also remarkably and shockingly incompatible with the... more »
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FLÂNEURS - STREET RAMBLES  Quick View
Dir: Matthew Lancit, Canada, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris (Matthew Lancit) must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide i... more »
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FORGIVE ME FATHER  Quick View
Dir: Mark Datuin, Canada, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Mathieu and Elise are ex-lovers that are forced to reunite at a family breakfast where a war of words and revelations threaten an otherwise peaceful... more »
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS  Quick View
Dir: Don Downie, United States, 12 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Maribeth just needs some help to finish a big project but ends up with much more than she expected! Sometimes more is less. This is the story of w... more »
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GROUNDLESS  Quick View
Dir: Eimear Callaghan, Ireland, 10 min, 2016, Short Narrative
'Groundless' tells the story of a single mother who, despite her best efforts, keeps getting sucked back into her cruel reality. ... more »
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HAPPY HERE IN NEW YORK  Quick View
Dir: Rodrigo Baumgartner Ayres , United States, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Best friends reunite in New York City but their friendship will never be the same. ... more »
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HATE CRIME  Quick View
Dir: Steven Esteb, United States, 90 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
As a young man is executed for a hate crime, two sets of parents struggle to deal with the consequences. The clock ticks toward midnight and the exe... more »
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HELL FOLLOWS  Quick View
Dir: Brian Harrison, Japan, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Betrayed by his clan and murdered for his past evil deeds, a sadistic killer's soul possesses his identical twin's body and sets out onto the road o... more »
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HERR VON BOHLEN  Quick View
Dir: Andre Schaefer, Germany, 90 min, 2015, Documentary
The film tells the story of the last offspring of a powerful German family, whose cannons killed countless people in two world wars: Arndt von Bohle... more »
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HOTEL  Quick View
Dir: Mark Clauburg, United States, 29 min, 2016, Short Narrative
When Benjamin’s boss at Arkema Corp. sends him to present the annual report at the company’s national conference, not all goes as planned. ... more »
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I AM THEM  Quick View
Dir: Kel Haney, United States, 14 min, 2015, Short Narrative
I am THEM is a series of short films that explores the pivotal turning points for three different women. In the first film, a woman reveals the role... more »
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ILLUSIONS  Quick View
Dir: Julie Dash, United States, 34 min, 1982, Short Narrative
The short film depicts the life of an African American woman passing as a white woman working in the film industry during the 1940s. It calls attent... more »
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INTENT  Quick View
Dir: Murat Engiz, Turkey, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
In a polarized society where Fikret, a 30 year-old unemployed man, tries to find himself as an individual on who he is. ... more »
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IO NON DEVO (I DON'T HAVE TO)  Quick View
Dir: Andrea Cecchi Vannucci , Italy, 10 min, 2014, Short Narrative
Cosimo is a gifted child with a mysterious secret and a doll. His deceased father left him with an intense perspective about identity, death, and fr... more »
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I'VE LOST MY TASTE FOR YOGURT  Quick View
Dir: Katy Lueck, United States, 3 min, 2016, LGBT
An LGBTQ+ film adaptation of a poem exploring the moment you taste something distinct and are snapped back to a vivid memory, all the images and ass... more »
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JUST FOR ONE DAY  Quick View
Dir: Francis Legge, United States, 30 min, 2015, LGBT
What happens when show girl Sherry Vine retires to become an international spy? Comedy! Sherry goes after LadyGo Diva who has stolen all of the worl... more »
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KILL THE WITNESS  Quick View
Dir: Justin Ferrato, United States, 8 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A struggling musician attempts to write his perfect song, but gets lost in the process ... more »
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KIRSCHKUCHEN  Quick View
Dir: Silke Christina Engler, Germany, 24 min, 2015, Short Narrative
Don’t fill life with days, fill days with life After her husband’s death, Käthe doesn’t want to impose on anybody. She already ordered old people’s... more »
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KTM COCK-TALE  Quick View
Dir: Anuska Rauniyar, Nepal, 90 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Rajesh is a junkie and dealer of a drug - Nepali cocktail in Kathmandu. Though he takes pride in selling drugs, making money and a name for himself,... more »
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LATE BLOSSOM BLUES  Quick View
Dir: Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer & Stefan Wolner, Austria, 89 min, 2017, Documentary
A 1932-born hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods who becomes an internationally acclaimed Blues star after he releases his deb... more »
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LIMBO  Quick View
Dir: Konstantina Kotzamani, Greece, 30 min, 2016, Short Narrative
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a... more »
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LOTTE  Quick View
Dir: Julius Schultheiß, Germany, 75 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Lotte is impulsive, rough around the edges and leads a colourful life on the streets of Berlin, stumbling from man to man and flat to flat. One nigh... more »
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LOVESTUCK  Quick View
Dir: Ethan Van Buskirk, United States, 6 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A year in the love lives of two very different roommates. ... more »
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MANN IM SPAGAT - PACE, COWBOY, PACE  Quick View
Dir: Timo Jacobs, Germany, 90 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Cowboy has a vision. He wants to save the planet with his movement of Free Swingers, so he applies for a grant at The Central Agency who sends a rep... more »
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MANS BEST  Quick View
Dir: Seth Mctigue, United States, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A depressed loner going through a rough time in his life must desperately find a way to save his dog before its to late. ... more »
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MANUEL  Quick View
Dir: Roger Grau & Maria Medinilla, Spain, 3 min, 2016, Short Narrative
An old couple eats quietly until someone knockson the door. ... more »
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MARIPOSAS (BUTTERFLIES)  Quick View
Dir: Angel Villaverde , Spain, 15 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Silvia is a 17 year old girl whose mother has just decided to hire a tutor for her, Irene. She's the one who will show her the the way to understand... more »
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MATUD NILA (ACCORDING TO THEM)  Quick View
Dir: John Day, United States, 18 min, 2014, Animation
MATUD NILA is a series of 24 animated stories about a small town in the Philippines. The stories tell about daily life, friendship, World War II, ho... more »
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ME TOO, YOU  Quick View
Dir: Travis Williams, United States, 14 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A woman on the path to forgive her sister for the death that tore them apart, searches for her estranged sister among New York City's forgotten. The... more »
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MEMORIES RECORDED, MEMORIES STORED  Quick View
Dir: Jake Alexander McAfee, United States, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
With her unique, insightful vision, awarding winning artist and sculptor, Judith Modrak, takes on a new challenge as she invites the public to share... more »
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MUTE  Quick View
Dir: A Color Green & Kyle Garrett Greenberg, United States, 6 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Mute Man is a tongue-chopping madman violently chasing three kids who stumble into his neck of the woods. ... more »
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NO HUMAN INVOLVED  Quick View
Dir: Pj Starr, United States, 75 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years imprisonment for prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the desert sun at... more »
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NOT BLACK ENOUGH  Quick View
Dir: Tracey Anarella, United States, 82 min, 2015, Documentary
A Film by Tracey Anarella Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the bl... more »
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NOW  Quick View
Dir: Paul Kelly, United States, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A short film starring SAG Award winner Judith Roberts. Director: Paul Kelly Editor: Celeste Balducci Lucid intervals of existential consciousness o... more »
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ON THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER  Quick View
Dir: Bill Torgerson, United States, 75 min, 2016, Documentary
On the French Broad River follows the journey of the Torgerson family as they raft 147 miles from Rosman, North Carolina, through class III and IV w... more »
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OVER OCEANS  Quick View
Dir: Lisa Tan, United States, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2015 an interracial couple remembers their courtship and marriage two years before the US Supreme Court ruled the ban on interracial marriage unc... more »
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PANOPTICON  Quick View
Dir: Aaron Keene, United States, 85 min, 2015, Feature Narrative
Panopticon is about a man with a sunlight allergy that isolates him from the outside world. Living in a beachside town, he is surrounded by spoils h... more »
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PARALLEL DREAMS  Quick View
Dir: Aleksandar Kostic, United States, 7 min, 2015, Short Narrative
"All that we see or seem but a dream within a dream" -Edgar Allan Poe An artist Joseph Cornell immerses himself in the music of Debussy as he makes... more »
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PAWO  Quick View
Dir: Marvin Litwak & Sonam Tseten, Germany, 121 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
After the death of his father, young Dorjee realizes what it means to be Tibetan in his own country, which is now called China. During the Tibetan u... more »
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PISCINA (POOL)  Quick View
Dir: Leandro Goddinho, Brazil, 29 min, 2016, Short Narrative
On a quest to understand her grandmother's past, Claudia meets Marlene, an old woman who's created an homage to her memories inside an empty pool. ... more »
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PORGIES & BASS  Quick View
Dir: Thomas Barnes, United States, 16 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Ben, a native fisherman on Long Island New York, fishes for the large striped bass. Jorge, a Latino immigrant catches the smaller fish known as ‘po... more »
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POSITIVE HELL  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, England, 30 min, 2014, Documentary
POSITIVE HELL is the story of five individuals who have defied their doctors and lived on for nearly thirty years with a diagnosis of death. The fil... more »
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PROJECT BAYGANDA  Quick View
Dir: Montaigne Massac, United States, 60 min, 2016, Documentary
Project BayGanda is a documentary about Bay Area fashion designer Erica Varize's ( "Evarize" ) 10 plus year youth program the "Sew What Sewing Camp"... more »
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PSYCHOTIC BREAK  Quick View
Dir: Andrew Serban, United States, 21 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Idealistic but perennially troubled wanna-be writer GWEN lives with her successful older sister NIKKI, an attorney, in a northern New Jersey suburb... more »
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PUERTAS (DOORS)  Quick View
Dir: Paco Arasanz, Spain, 13 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A man destroyed by his own obsession.... more »
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QUALITY OF LIFE: THE GIULIANI YEARS  Quick View
Dir: Robert Galinsky & Thomas Moore, United States, 22 min, 2000, Short Narrative
This 22 minute film is a peculiar look at a series of 'Quality Of Life' arrests, through the eyes of everyday citizens and law enforcement during Ma... more »
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RABIE CHETWY (WINTRY SPRING)  Quick View
Dir: Mohamed Kamel, Egypt, 16 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Nour, is a schoolgirl that lives alone with her father, goes through a crisis when the unexpected arrival of puberty happened to her for the first t... more »
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RAISIN/ROSEDALE  Quick View
Dir: Sandy Chase, United States, 21 min, 2016, Documentary
Segregation in New York City affects people of different races and income levels in deeply personal ways. In Rosedale, Queens in the 1970s, for exa... more »
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ROOM SERVICE  Quick View
Dir: Joseph Matarrese, United States, 10 min, 2015, Short Narrative
Two life-long friends spend the night together for the first time. ... more »
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ROSA & JUAN  Quick View
Dir: Cándido Pérez de Armas , Spain, 3 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Loves to cover their gaps with unexpected twists.... more »
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SANKALPA (PLEDGE)  Quick View
Dir: Santosh Dahal, Nepal, 18 min, 2015, Short Narrative
Lachhmi Prasad (40) has a dilemma whether to re-marry because of his promise with villagers of not getting married again during his wife's death to... more »
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SCUMBAG  Quick View
Dir: Mars Roberge, Canada, 114 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
A young hipster wannabe-superstar dj, Phil, takes on a day job at a telemarketing company, working with crazy people, ex-prisoners, drug addicts and... more »
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SEARCHING FOR FORTUNE  Quick View
Dir: Joseph Matarrese, United States, 87 min, 2015, Feature Narrative
A family drama about a woman who tracks down her husband's brother after recent passing. Unveiling a father's secret adoption thirty years earlier,... more »
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SHOOT ME NICELY  Quick View
Dir: Elias Plagianos, United States, 19 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Photographer Sean Wheeler is searching for a lucrative celebrity photo to re-launch his career. After being laid off from his dream job and losing h... more »
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SOMEONE ELSE  Quick View
Dir: Nelson Kim, United States, 72 min, 2015, Feature Narrative
SOMEONE ELSE is a surreal drama about the clash of wills between two Korean American cousins. Jamie (Aaron Yoo), a shy young law student hungry for... more »
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SONNET 48  Quick View
Dir: Patrick Chen, United States, 3 min, 2015, Short Narrative
Sonnet 48 explores the beloved as a possession thieves might pray upon while the poet is on a journey. A photographer (poet) must take a journey, a... more »
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STITCHED  Quick View
Dir: Heather Taylor, United States, 3 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A sheltered woman, reeling from the death of her mother, shows her sister how far she will go to be heard. ... more »
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STREETWRITE  Quick View
Dir: Blanche Baker, United States, 29 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A musical about freedom of speech. Using street art as a focal point, the film examines the various ways people struggle to express themselves in si... more »
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SWISS CHEEZ BRAIN  Quick View
Dir: Pat Campo, United States, 28 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Getting texts from a sock puppet can be unsettling. ... more »
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TARDE EN EL ABISMO (AFTERNOON AT THE ABYSS)  Quick View
Dir: Pedro Oswald Padilha, Argentina, 63 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Road; art; dreams; love; abandonment; madness; death; abyss. Lost in the road driving his car with no destination, André presents his "caravan-spect... more »
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THE BULLISH FARMER  Quick View
Dir: Ken Marsolais, United States, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
Over a decade ago, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker decided to call it quits. Distraught over the loss of his... more »
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THE CHILDREN OF HIP HOP  Quick View
Dir: Antonio De La Cruz, United States, 109 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
Three vignettes that explore the impact of Hip Hop music and culture on the community of the South Bronx. These vignettes examine the lives of three... more »
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THE DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST  Quick View
Dir: Julie Dash, United States, 112 min, 1991, Feature Narrative
At the dawn of the 20th century, a family in the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina -- former West African slaves who adopted many of their... more »
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THE DROVER'S BOY  Quick View
Dir: Margaret McHugh, Australia, 11 min, 2014, Documentary
The Drover's Boy is an award-winning hybrid documentary set in the 1920s outback Australia, which recalls a time when it was illegal for white Austr... more »
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THE FISHERMAN  Quick View
Dir: Anoah Levine, United States, 5 min, 2016, Documentary
Queens, New York is often described as the most diverse borough in New York City. Within this borough exists two conflicting worlds: the loud, fast... more »
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THE GIRL ON THE MAT  Quick View
Dir: Robert Joseph Butler, United States, 27 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Hayden has been wrestling since childhood. As the daughter of a recently deceased NCAA wrestling champion, and a failed cello player named Rachel, H... more »
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THE GUY CAME ON HORSEBACK  Quick View
Dir: Hossein Rabiei Dastjerdi, Iran, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
When the rural man got aware of the truth that his disabled son has fallen in love with their neighbor's daughter, He decides to work around it... ... more »
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THE LAST TIP  Quick View
Dir: Patrick Chen, United States, 5 min, 2016, Short Narrative
During the course of his meal, a loyal patron reminisces into his past memories at his favorite restaurant one last time. ... more »
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THE MARGARET LAMBERT FILM  Quick View
Dir: Nina Horowitz, United States, 24 min, 2016, Documentary
When an autocratic dictator enforces religious discrimination as a cornerstone of patriotism, the human toll takes many forms. Margaret Lambert... more »
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THE PERFECT NOTHING  Quick View
Dir: Edward Shieh, United States, 6 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A diligent young woman receives a medical diagnosis that unexpectedly alters her path to motherhood just as she discovers that her marriage is also... more »
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THE PROMISE  Quick View
Dir: Zeljko Mirkovic, Serbia, 74 min, 2016, Documentary
A century ago Rogljevo was incredibly prosperous for a remote village in far eastern corners of Serbia. The wines of Rogljevo were to be found at ex... more »
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THE RED EFFECT  Quick View
Dir: Jordan Miller, United States, 91 min, 2016, Feature Narrative
The Red Effect is a hard-hitting drama with a strikingly familiar storyline: An unarmed black teenager is shot and killed by a white man.Directed by... more »
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THE RETURN  Quick View
Dir: Hamid Reza Mazrae Khatiri , Iran, 14 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A couple in a WAR. Unthinkable to the women of the losing side, shocking. No matter what side or what reason.... more »
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THE SEVEN MEN OF HANUKKAH  Quick View
Dir: Daryl Lathon, United States, 16 min, 2016, Short Narrative
The Seven Men of Hanukkah is a romantic comedy about a man who's experienced a major loss--and he's about to embark on the most peculiar audition he... more »
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THE SUITOR  Quick View
Dir: Alvaro Congosto, United States, 11 min, 2016, Short Narrative
October 30th, 1938. During Orson Welles' infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, a lonely man tries to bond with a panicked young woman as th... more »
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THE SURFACE  Quick View
Dir: Jordan Berger, United States, 14 min, 2014, Short Narrative
Maintain consistency, that is key... ... more »
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THESE OBJECTS, THOSE MEMORIES  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 29 min, 2015, Documentary
'These Objects, Those Memories' is a split-screen film focused on material culture, specifically, that of three long-term Zimbabwean female migrants... more »
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THIRST FOR LIFE  Quick View
Dir: Michael Siebert, Germany, 16 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Yaya, a pregnant white woman, has been attacked by two men. Her black friend Emeka had to witness everything without being able to help. A third man... more »
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THOU ART: DUBLIN  Quick View
Dir: Camille Wainer, Ireland, 56 min, 2016, Documentary
Thou Art: Dublin is a documentary that attempts to paint an intimate portrait of the creative life of Dublin. Set in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, the... more »
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TIGHT PANTS  Quick View
Dir: and / or, United States, 7 min, 2016, Short Narrative
A woman is distressed by her TIGHT PANTS! ... more »
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TO HAVE YOU HERE  Quick View
Dir: Jen Ackerman, United States, 14 min, 2016, LGBT
Toni and Joe Fiore have been devout Catholics all their lives. However, when their lesbian granddaughter moves in, the grandparents have to reconcil... more »
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TO SERVE AND PROTECT?  Quick View
Dir: Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, United States, 7 min, 2016, Documentary
We see it all over the media, but excessive use of force by police isn't new. We've known about the killings of men, women, and children of color to... more »
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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN  Quick View
Dir: Blake Rice, United States, 16 min, 2016, Short Narrative
At a chic Manhattan gallery opening, a young woman is startled to discover she bears an alarming resemblance to the subject of the photographs on d... more »
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TWO GAYS & A GIRL  Quick View
Dir: Christina Raia, United States, 20 min, 2016, LGBT
When life gives you roommates, make friends. From the creators of critically acclaimed 'Kelsey,' the webseries, comes a comedy pilot about Timothy,... more »
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ÚLTIMOS DÍAS (LAST DAYS)  Quick View
Dir: Arturo Leon Llerena, Peru, 15 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Ramón is a veteran tailor who has been elaborating gentlemen's clothing for decades, but in recent years his tailor shop has become anachronistic a... more »
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UNCLE BUZZY'S HOUSE  Quick View
Dir: Kristine Niven & Christina Vinsick, United States, 9 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Taken in by a loving uncle, three disparate "cousins" challenge the line between blood and chosen family. ... more »
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UNDER WATER  Quick View
Dir: Bryan Fitzgerald & Valery Lessard, Canada, 14 min, 2015, Short Narrative
A susceptible teenager, in trying to escape the tumult of his home, drowns himself in alcohol, drugs, and parties. Based on a true story. ... more »
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UNDOCUMENTED  Quick View
Dir: Patricia Shih, United States, 72 min, 2016, Documentary
A documentary produced by first-time filmmaker Patricia Shih, written from the autobiographical book by the subject Dr. Harold Fernandez. A compelli... more »
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VALENTINA  Quick View
Dir: Maximilian Feldmann, Germany, 51 min, 2016, Documentary
A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentar... more »
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VIRIATO  Quick View
Dir: Gabriel Stanger Martins, Spain, 10 min, 2016, Documentary
A portrait of the spanish society and of a culture that has been taken down and it couldn't get up anymore, living generation after generation, the... more »
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WADE  Quick View
Dir: Devereux Milburn, United States, 12 min, 2015, Short Narrative
A maladroit bumbler, Wade, pines after a co-worker in the vain hope of catching her eye over the advances of his superior. A brief sense of optimism... more »
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WAYS  Quick View
Dir: Alex Lora, Spain, 14 min, 2017, Short Narrative
Everyone feels sorry for Alan, including his girlfriend. During the night of the Prom he will have to deal with the pain of his loss. ... more »
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WHAT CAME AFTER  Quick View
Dir: Tonya Pinkins, United States, 17 min, 2016, LGBT
A deaf women is brutally raped and forced to have the child by her religious mother. The grandmother raises the child, a girl, in the love of Jesus... more »
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WORDS  Quick View
Dir: Emma Taylor, Germany, 12 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Two single New Yorker twenty-somethings find love and intimacy after a one-night-stand, but struggle with the insecurities resulting thereof. "Wor... more »
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WORKING POOR  Quick View
Dir: Steven Bozga, United States, 25 min, 2016, Short Narrative
Thaddeus is a single father who finds caring for his young daughter increasingly difficult in his working class neighborhood. His situation quickly... more »
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