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Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Rainbow Kid (91m, Canada) Eugene, a teenager with Down syndrome, embarks on a life-changing adventure to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
dir. by Kire Paputts
Full Length Features: Disability, Down syndrome
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (78m, U S A) How might your life be better with less? ‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things,’ a feature-length documentary from the popular simple-living duo The Minimalists, examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from various walks of life.
dir. by Matt D’Avella
Documentaries: Minimalism; Simple-Living
Mahjong and the West (95m, U S A)
dir. by Joseph Muszynski
Full Length Features: When a young woman returns to Wyoming to bury her mother, she reunites with her childhood friend, a hard-living rodeo princess, who forces her to confront a shared trauma from their past.
dir. by Joseph Muszynski
Drama: Western; Asian; Women;
SHORTS BLOCK #6
Proud to Serve (8m, U S A) A look into the world of law enforcement and an officer’s heart and dedication.
dir. by Kaitlyn Traurig
Student: Police; Community; Lee County
The Advocate (12m, U S A) An educated man gives up everything to live on the streets and serve the homeless community in Indianapolis.
dir. by Sean Taylor
Documentary: Inspiration; Homeless support
Fish (4m, Iran) An old couple are living in an apartment, the man is sleeping and the woman is doing housework. The lady wants to change the fish tank’s water but it slips out of her hand and falls on the ground. They’ve ran out of water and there’s no water for the fish. But with the help of the man they find water for it.
dir. by Saman Hosseinpuor
Short Shorts: Family, Comedy Drama
PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW
SHORTS BLOCK #7
1 mes y 2 días (5m, Argentina) I felt in love again. I dive into those feelings. I capture moments of my daily life for 1 month and 2 days.
Shorts: LGBTQ, Developing Nations, Women
Voicing the Game (14m, U S A) Voicing the game reveals the people who are always heard but never seen.
dir. by Clinton Butler
Shorts: Gaming; Gamers
Year for Silk (7m, U S A) A married man remembers his mistress on the 12th anniversary of her death.
dir. by James Sharpe
Shorts: Student Film
LUCKY (11m, Germany) ‘Lucky ‘ is looking for happiness. This animated short is questioning our search as well as its aim: What does luck mean for the individual? Is failure the only possibility?
dir. by Kirsten Carina Geisser, Ines Christine Geisser
Shorts: Women; Student film; Animated
How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change (128m, USA) Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?
Documentary: Climate; Global change; Inspiration
SHORTS BLOCK # 8 (LOCAL) Old anxieties surface on New Year’s Eve.
Resolution (6m, U S A)
dir. by TL Westgate
Strictly Local: Dating; Mature
AGAIN (21m, U S A) A twenty-something busboy finds a peculiar business card for AGAIN, a company that specializes in a patented procedure called “Simulated Time-Placement.”
dir. by Mitch Glass
Shorts: Time placement
Sh-h-h (6m, U S A) Brenda and Tom quarrel until a home invasion brings them together with just one word.
dir. by Elizabeth Billings
Strictly Local: Mature; Adult
Seven Ten Split (20m, U S A) Two college grads, one teen, and a lonely woman look for connections in a small town bowling alley.
dir. by Jordan Axelrod
Shorts: Relationship; Dating; Youth
Tucker (4m, U S A) A good pet has trouble behaving himself.
dir. by Josh Evangelista
Strictly Local: Student Film, Mature/Adult
RING (17m, U S A) This film is about ‘ENVY’ , one of the seven deadly sins and our third of the series. It follows ‘The Knife’ (LUST) and ‘Miss Conception’ (GREED). The story centers around a family heirloom engagement ring that is passed down through the generations and the envious relation between two sisters. The drama unfolds when the younger sister Lily ,upon her engagement, inherits the family heirloom ring that older sister Darcy believed would be hers one day.
dir. by KAREN WHITAKER
Shorts: Strictly local; Mature
Norma Miller Unplugged (60 m, U S A) SWFL filmmaker John Biffar follows 95-year-old Norma Miller, the Queen of Swing, on a standup comedy tour in “Norma Miller Unplugged.” She is hilarious and this is one not to miss.
Comedy: Adult; Mature
SHORTS BLOCK #9
DAD IN MUM (6m, France) The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents’ door. Two young sisters are asking questions…
dir. by Fabrice BRACQ
Epilogue of a night of romance (7m, France) In the eighteenth century, just before a duel, Edmond is distracted by the memory of his night with a Marchioness. Truly libertine, he does not understand why the Marquess demands redress. Even if his valet tries to explain to him why.
dir. by Hugo Bréant
Shorts: Comedy, Drama, Romance, History
Wasted Beauty (15m, U S A) A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG GIRL HAS LOST EVERYTHING AND SHE HAS NOTHING EXCEPT A DREAM. THROUGH HER EYES WE SEE JUST HOW DANGEROUS A DAY OF DREAMING ON THE STREET OF HOLLYWOOD CAN BE. SHE IS WASTED BEAUTY.
dir. by Martin Paves
Shorts: Disability; Women
The Goodbye (17m, U S A) A screenwriter struggling to complete a ninja script must confront the death of the love of his life in order to move on with his own.
dir. by Mike P. Nelson
Shorts: Imaginative; Writers: Romantic
Duel (2m, U S A) Two sides opposed! Who will prevail?
dir. by Andrew Baird
Short Shorts: Children; Youth
One Traveler Too Many (7m, U S A) When one too many leads to a night not soon forgotten.
dir. by Seth F Johnson
Shorts: LGBTQ; Student FIlm
Desire in New York (65m, U S A) When Karen’s strong personality collides with her sexual addiction, she has to take a closer look at her relationship with her estranged son.
dir. by Ed Ziari
Full Length Features: Adult; Mature; Sex; Relationships
SHORTS BLOCK #10
Affections (18m, USA) Writer/director/star Bridey Elliott is a triple threat in this intentionally cringe-worthy comedy about a lonely and desperate young woman adrift in the City of Angels.
Relationships: Sex; Mature
Tadareru/Becomes Sore (17m, Japan) Kazuya and Miyuki Matsuhashi’s May-December marriage has lost its spark. It’s already been four days since Miyuki’s younger sister, Chiharu, showed up on their doorstep. Living each day in frustration, Miyuki can’t bear Chiharu’s reckless abandon, nor her husband’s favourable treatment of Chiharu any longer. One day on her way home, Miyuki spots Kazuya and Chiharu holding hands, and her suspicion grows…
dir. by Keishi Suenaga
Shorts: Mature: Relationships
You Are The Canvas (OFFF Quebec 2015 Main Titles) (9m, Belgium) You Are The Canvas, created for the OFFF festival (The leading international festival of digital culture), takes a stand against the present by depicting our social behaviors through iconic « tableaux » diving the viewer into an introspective and sarcastic adventure.
dir. by Jean-Paul Frenay
Shorts: Mature; Futuristic; Adult