Films From Around The World


2017 KIFF Selections


2AM

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Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Huseyin Hassan
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:47
Country: Australia

Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS:  A middle aged man Alex awakens in his quarters to find a white rabbit beside his bed who then suddenly hops through a closed door. Scared and fascinated by how the rabbit got into his room and out through a closed door Alex gets up and leaves his room to follow the rabbit. Once he opens the door and steps out into the hallways of the asylum very unusual and supernatural events begin to unfold right in front of OUR eyes.

A Couple

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: David Steiner
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:02:57
Country: France

Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS: Three minutes in the life of a couple.

A Hole In The Leg

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Showing on: Thursday, Novermber 9th, 7:35
Director: Martine Asselin
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:50
Country: Canada

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2: Genevieve has a small hole in the leg. A trace of her past. She shares all the story is this short animated documentary.

 

 

A Lotta Life

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Mark Dessauer
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 00:14:03
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS: When the Angel of Death arrives to bestow a special honor on a sweet elderly couple, they mistake him for a pushy salesman; nevertheless, their time together is threatened.

A Peculiar Thud

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Ross Morin
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS:  Billy wakes up in the middle of the night to find a man at his door who wants to come in – and he won’t take no for an answer.

A State of Emergency

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Showing on
: Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Tarek Röhlinger
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:20
Country: Germany / France

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2:  Directed by Tarek Roehlinger "un état d'urgence" is a movie about a society in fear. It is the story of two soldiers in the everyday life of Paris guarding an official building. An abandoned bag, curious passants and a crazy tramp move the situation into its climax. The lines between normality and real danger disappear.

Adija

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Apollonia Thomaier
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:08
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1:  A young girl in the Bronx finds escape from an unhappy family life through her graffiti art.

After Death, Before Hell

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: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Tomas Ramanauskas 
Rating: N-13
Running Time: 00:10:19
Country: Lithuania

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2:  Directed by Niv Klainer, DON'T THINK ABOUT tells the story of Ron and Casey who are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.

Aftermath

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: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Ralf Beyerle
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:15
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS:  Directed by Ralf Beyerle, when you wake up in a strange bed the morning after a party, you find that it's often the small things that raise the questions of greatest importance. A film about the time between yesterday and today.

Alfred J Hemlock

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Edward Lyons
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:08
Country: Australia

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Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS: Directed by Edward Lyons, Alfred J. Hemlock explores Emily’s life when her boyfriend abandons her in the night. Her only way home is through an alleyway where she is terrorized by the mysterious entity…Alfred J Hemlock.

 

 

All American

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Showing on Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: Michael Ayjian & Stephen Skeel
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:09:00
Country: EU

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2: Directed by Michael Ayjian & Stephen Skeel, this short documentary tells the story of WWII hero, Les Cruise. Abandoned at age 7, he grew up in an orphans’ home until he was 18 and joined WWII. There, friends were killed at his side and he was wounded in battle, earning a Purple Heart. When he returned home, he had no one. Yet he paved his own way. Sixty years later, Cruise lives in the same home with his wife whom he married at age 21. In war stories, human voices often get drowned out, but Cruise's story roars heroism and whispers all the beauties of family.

 

 

Alvin The Ant

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: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Zehao Xue
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:03:33
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:  Directed by Zehao Xue, Alvin The Ant is an animated short film about an ant Alvin gets stuck by a big ant in traffic while delivering a melting butter.

An Incomplete Tune

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: Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: Jeff Goldberg
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:18:40
Country: India

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Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORLDLY SHORTS: Directed by Jeff Goldberg, An Incomplete Tune (Adhuri Dhun) is a love story of sacrifice that tells the tale of decorated war hero, Indian Army Captain, Siddharth Singh, who’s confronted with the impossible choice of; marrying the love of his life Carol, or returning to fight in the violent insurgence that has wracked Kashmir for decades.

ANTENNA

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Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: Carsten Woike
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:16:05
Country: Germany

Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORLDLY SHORTS:  A sci-fi/drama set in an oldschool amateur-radio world (a little bit 'Stranger Things'/'E.T.'-style).

April Fool’s Day

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Showing on:Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Apostolis Iliopoulos
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:17:10
Country: Greece

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2: Directed by Apostolis Iliopoulos, April Fool's Day is the story of a scavenger whose life changes when he tries to find the writer of an unpublished novel that he finds in the trash.

Asleep

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Showing on: Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Mak Abdelhai   
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:11:26
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS:  Directed by Mak Abdelhai, Asleep is about James, a freelance photojournalist, who finds himself in a life threatening situation in war-torn Syria. This film underlines the risks aid workers, reports and photojournalists take to tell us the true stories of war.


August In Berlin

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Showing on: Sunday, November 5th
Director: Becky Smith
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:24:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: The chance meeting of a German and a Canadian in a Berlin cafe unravels their carefully constructed lives.

Ava

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Showing on: Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: David Izatt
Rating: U
Running Time: 00:09:00
Country: Scotland

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Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORLDLY SHORTS:  Directed by David Izatt, Ava is a strange and atmospheric tale about a young girl who has a sudden choice. Either she can sit, eat shortbread and chit-chat with the old man across from her all afternoon, or she can stand up and walk through the door. What awaits her on the other side, is entirely up to her.

Back In Fashion

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Belinda Bonan
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:08:23
Country: Spain

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  Directed by Belinda Bonan, Back In Fashion documents the return of Pascal Benard, one of the best designers of all time, to the world of fashion after his sudden withdrawal in the late 90s. The fact has such repercussion, that the mythical BPC is shooting a special program about his return for the documentary series “Back In Fashion”.

Balloon

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Showing on: Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Vis Vitalis
Rating: R
Running Time: 00:04:05
Country: Russia

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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS:  Directed by Vis Vitalis. ...On the roadside of a country road a parked car. A lonely man unsuccessfully tries to fix the breakage, refusing the help of passing drivers. Who is that man?.. And what does he want?..  But don`t worry: he`ll get it done. And you`re welcome to  unexpected and cruel   final...

Beauty & Bounty

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Doug Armknecht
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:02:30
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  Drones give us unique perspectives on the world, and this is especially striking over the sweeping landscapes of farm country. Jhan LaRosh describes how drones are used on his family farm to capture stunning views and share them with the world. This film shows the beauty of the Kansas plains and the bounty of wheat harvest.

Big Joe’s Big Slice

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Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Jeff Huston
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:33
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS:  In an effort to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend, August makes a unannounced trip to New York City. Torn between holding on and letting go, August navigates the turbulent waters of rebuked affection.

Black Cat

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Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Pascal Mercay
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:43
Country: Australia

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #1:  Black Cat tells the story of an intellectually disabled aboriginal man who befriends a stray black kitten, but when he is subjected to an act of racism, he is set on a course with potentially tragic consequences for those he loves.

Boys for Sale

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Showing on: Monday, November 6th, 7:35
Director: Itako
Rating: R
Running Time: 01:16:00
Country: Japan

 

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Synopsis: Directed by Itako.  In the Tokyo district of Shinjuku 2 chome there are bars that specialize in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes horrific situations these young sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. "Boys for Sale" is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.

Brooklyn In July

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Bob Celli
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 00:21:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS: Directed by Bob Celli, Brooklyn In July follows Frank Walker a Black WWII veteran scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep. With a new job as a chauffeur, Frank struggles with the racist sentiments of 1940s America in this story of one man's struggle against the status quo.

 

 

Burning Man: Into the Realm

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Showing on: Monday, November 6th, 5:15
Director: Oz Yilmaz
Rating: PG
Running Time: 01:22:00
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: Directed by Oz Yilmaz, Burning Man: Into the Realm is a documentary on the Burning Man festival, showcasing first-hand accounts that unite the participants in principles of self-expression, self-reliance and community effort. Burning Man draws people from all walks of life that shed their normal daily routines to participate in a week-long celebration of living out their dreams. Burning Man: Into the Realm takes us on a journey revealing what makes the event so popular.

 

 

Cab Elvis

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Andrew Franks
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  Dave Groh, a cab driver who dresses like Elvis, finds himself not only in a battle with the city of Seattle but also the dark side of Elvis.

Change

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: Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Cristian Calen
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:29
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS: Two thieves hide at a safe house where they await for their boss’s call after a robbery. As they wait, Javier becomes an annoyance to Bob because he is talkative, friendly and insists in chatting about the robbery and other nuances, while Bob keeps to himself. These two are stuck together for the moment, and Bob is having none of it, his patience running out by the second. Bob even contemplates offing his partner in crime, until the boss’s call lays some bad news for them... they robbed less money than they should have.

CHANGE

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Isaac Kerlow
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:05:15
Country: Singapore

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1:  Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.

 

 

CHINA DOLL – Love, Obsession and Hard Traditional Climbing with Heather Weidner

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Jon Glassberg
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:51
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14- R traditional route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A., Heather Weidner nabs the first female ascent, and becomes the fourth woman in the world to climb a 5.14 traditional route. In the process, she discovers that loving herself is the ultimate project. This story exposes the pervasive nature of unconscious gender roles and reveals differences in how men and women approach love and sport. Heather and her husband have what many climbers would call the perfect relationship. Despite external achievements and support from her husband, Heather refuses to believe in herself. This emblematic struggle is not just about discovering personal freedom, but giving oneself permission to enjoy it. Is confidence a choice? LT11’s director Jon Glassberg teams up with writer Caroline Treadway in this groundbreaking short film starring Heather and Chris Weidner.

CITIPATI

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: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Andreas Feix 
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:06:50
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  Directed by Andreas Feix, CITIPATI tells the tale of a small dinosaur who becomes the victim of a cataclysmic meteorite impact, and then attempts to brave the horrific aftermath both physically and psychologically. An emotional story about life, death & rebirth, told from an unique, prehistoric perspective.

Code of Survival – or the End of Genetic Engineering

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:25
Director: Bertram Verhaag
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 1:37:42
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: Directed by Bertram Verhaag, “Code of Survival” documents three sustainable agriculture projects in India, Egypt and Germany that confront the global standard of using “Roundup” with its active and deadly crop desiccant glyphosate. Be stirred as the soil transforms from poison-addicted to organic and alive.

Congratulations

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: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Naythan Smith & Andre Kahmeyer
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:06:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS:  Directed by Naythan Smith & Andre Kahmeyer, shot in Wichita, Kansas. A young businessman finds a scavenger hunt from his loving wife, leading to a surprise for the both of them.

Contenders

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Divya Pathak
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:00
Country: UK

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  Directed by Divya Pathak, "Contenders" follows three girls, two Muslim and one Hindu, who navigate social and financial pressure as they train to become boxers in India. For these girls, this traditionally male sport serves as a source of personal identity as well as a path to jobs that could provide for their families.

 

Cupid is Not a Terrorist

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: bellopropello
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:05:22
Country: Switzerland

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2: Love is a random thing. Finding true love is a thrilling adventure, especially if personally involved as target

Cycle

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Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Isabelle Sieb
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:11:09
Country: United Kingdom

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  A newly separated woman is burgled by an ex offender in the middle of the night, only to find they may be the answers to each others prayers.

D-love

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:15
Director: Elena Beuca
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:36:49
Country: USA/Romania

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Synopsis:  A couple with longstanding marital issues lands at LAX after a getaway in Europe. For a few years now, Stefania has been working a job she detests and Dan hasn't worked at all. Their palpable strain is only made worse when a Danish vagabond, asks for a ride to the busiest freeway in Los Angeles. Stefania doesn’t want to have anything to do with the wanderer, but her husband Dan, much to his wife's horror, offers to bring this total stranger to their home. How will this affect the couple?  The director invites you on a 3 day journey, seen through Stefania’s eyes, to view and discover that desired change doesn’t always come in the package that we want or expect.

Death in a Day

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Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Lin Wang
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:05
Country: China

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS:  Evan would enjoy nothing more than to spend his day inside playing with his toys. He’s 7 years old, Chinese, living with his soon-to-be widowed mother, Wei. After visiting his comatose father in the hospital, Evan learns he must come to grips with the impending death falling upon his family while watching helplessly as his mother tries to cope with single parenthood.

Don’t Think About It

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: Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Niv Klainer  
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:12
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS:  Directed by Niv Klainer, DON'T THINK ABOUT tells the story of Ron and Casey who are expecting a child, but things get out of hand when they both try to protect each other from an inevitable break-up.

El Audífono (The Earpiece)

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Showing on Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Samuel Quiles Palop
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:58
Country: Spain

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS:  Fernando and Perfecta are a married couple who have been married for 50 years. He is an amateur magician, who is a bit deaf and forgetful. He uses his magic to draw his wife's attention. However, she only cares about her cats, because they disappear in strange circumstances. One day, Perfecta finds out that Fernando is the one who is responsible for the cats disapearance and the strange death of her beloved cats, so she takes revenge in their anniversary dinner.

Est. 1946

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Saturday, November 4th, 5:20
Director: Megan Ross
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:28
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1:  A short documentary filmed in 16mm to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Lee and Martha Ross, reflecting of life, family, and, most importantly, love.

Ethnophobia

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Showing on
: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Joan Zhonga
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:14:20
Country: Greece/Albania

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:  Directed by Joan Zhonga, Ethnophobia is where survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.

F**k You Very Much

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Saturday, November 4th
Director: Fabian Döring
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:25
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS:  The 31 year old NEELE can’t make up her mind when it comes to the most simple decisions. Up until now she has had her controlling boyfriend PASCAL to take care of that. But for a while now she has been feeling that it is evident to walk in her own shoes. All her efforts to set herself free from Pascal are half-hearted and indirect. Only when pascal puts a leash around her neck in the most literate way, she is able so set herself free.

Fade to Black

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Showing on: Sunday, November 5th, 12:20
Director: Jeremy Ervine
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:24:00
Country: Australia

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Synopsis: Peter Short, the charismatic CEO of a major Australian company, learns that he has only months to live after he is diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer. Not wanting to face a painful death, Peter decides to source the lethal drug Nembutal, giving him the option to end his own life peacefully. With the help of a rogue doctor who supplies the drug to suffering patients, Peter sets out to have voluntary euthanasia legalised in Australia.

Father

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Showing on: 
Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Lella Satie
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:09:13
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  A young boy caught between two conflicting worlds and values he must make sense of. "Father" depicts a story of a universal theme of childhood struggles. It's a story seen through the eyes of a young boy.

Fingerprints

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Bill Redding
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:08:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY'S WORK SHORTS:  Directed by Bill Redding, FINGERPRINTS is the story of a woman who craves starting a family but first must take care of her secret career.

 

 

Firm With Purpose

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: Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Tia Ayers & Shannon Ayers Swanson
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:05:25
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  Directed by Tia Ayers & Shannon Ayers Swanson, Firm With Purpose tells the story of a loving mother who goes to a job interview in her daughter's place. This award-winning short film stars Ellen Gerstein (Shameless, Law & Order: True Crime), Mary Hollis Inboden (The Real O'Neals, Speechless) and Alana Johnston (Adam Ruins Everything, The UCB Show).

Firpo

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Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: Fernando Caneda
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:43
Country: Argentina

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Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORLDLY SHORTS:  In a lost world, devoid of human contact, an unexpected event triggers an awakening in the life of two people who manage to reunite.

First Bloom

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Tingting Liu
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:04:37
Country: China

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1:  Directed by Chinese female animation artist Tingting Liu, First Bloom, an original Asian watercolor style digital animation short film, tells the story of the budding love between a servant and a princess in ancient  China. Naturally their budding feelings for each other are forbidden in this feudalistic kingdom, but they strive for the freedom to love and to bloom.

 

 

Floating Horses: The Life of Casey Tibbs

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 7:20
Director: Justin Koehler
Rating: PG
Running Time: 01:34:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Justin Koehler, Floating Horses is a rare portrait of American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 due to his father’s disdain of rodeo. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, Casey’s unpredictable life had its grand victories and cheerless crashes. Get ready to “Let’er Buck!”

Follow Me

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Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Iulian Sirbu
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:09:49
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK:  A reclusive private investigator must come to terms with his past in order to achieve a particularly complicated job.

Forgive Me Father

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Mark Datuin
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:00
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #1:  Directed by Mark Datuin, "Forgive Me Father" follows ex-lovers, Mathieu and Elise, who are forced to reunite at a family breakfast where a war of words and revelations threaten an otherwise peaceful household.

Forgotten Farms

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Saturday, November 4th, 3;00
Director: Dave Simonds
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:15:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Dave Simonds, “Forgotten Farms” turns a lens on the beloved dairy farm as it’s replaced by the trendy farm-to-table, farmer’s market and CSA models. “Forgotten Farms” examines this transition, illuminating the need to preserve the declining dairy farm— the backbone of the New England region— and rely on all farms for food production and, ultimately, population survival.

Forgotten Man

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:15
Director: Arran Shearing
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:24:00
Country: Canada/UK

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Synopsis:  Directed by Arran Shearing, Forgotten Man follows the story of a young actor in an East London Theatre Company for the homeless as he romances a wealthy out-of-towner in the bustling streets of contemporary London.

 

 

Fortress Home

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Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Travis Armstrong
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:36
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS:  A bomber crew and a cat fly home to the United States at the end of the Second World War in Europe. For some, going home is the hardest part of the war.

Fractured

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Arnold Chun
Rating: R
Running Time: 00:13:51
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS: Directed by Arnold Chun, Fractured is a story inspired by the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007. The Park family deals with the dire consequences of a loved one’s untreated mental illness. With the event of their son, the family is thrown into chaos.

 

 

Fruition – The Life and Dreams of Nicolas Mueller

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Wednesday, November 8th, 7:30
Director: Martin Luchsinger, Sean Fee
Rating: PG
Running Time: 01:05:00
Country: Switzerland

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Synopsis: Nicolas Mueller is one of the most revered and iconic snowboarders of all time. We live in a world which typically demands us to obey things we might not believe in. Nicolas shows how he tackled these obstacles in order to find his true path, a conscientious path towards self realization. This film offers an opportunity to get to know the king of style like never before. Almost entirely in his own words, Nicolas takes you through the important events in his life which lead him to where he is today. One of Nicolas's central goals is to demonstrate the importance of following ones intuition. To learn how to rely on this relationship with yourself and to enjoy the journey it takes you on.

Girl #2

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: David H. Jeffery  
Rating: R
Running Time: 00:09:11
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF THINGS GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS:  Directed by David H. Jeffery, "Girl #2" tells the story of sorority sisters Jenn and Stacey who must survive a night of horror in their pledge house. Wll they fall victim to a terrifying killer? Or will they come face to face with another evil?

 

 

Glass Ceiling

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: Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Tash Ann
Rating: Mature
Running Time: 00:12:12
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS:  Direct by Tash Ann, Glass Ceiling is the revenge story of two contract killers who discovered they're being paid less because they're both women. With reviews like "It's F-ing Brilliant!" and "...a fierce message in a well produced short", prepare yourselves for an action-packed experience!

Green & Yellow

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: Miquel Galofré
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:00
Country: Trinidad and Tobago

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2:  Intimate conversations with homeless people in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. With Sketch and Yankee.

Guardian Angel

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Showing on Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Ralph Odierna
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 00:13:02
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK SHORTS:  Directed by Ralph Odierna, Guardian Angel is the story of Maddie, a woman who believes she has been given powers by God to right the injustices bestowed upon women and children. It's been called provocative and thought provoking...Old Testament vs New Testament.

 

 

Head Above Water

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: Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Eric Shahinian
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:10:03
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS: Directed by Eric Shahinian, Head Above Water regards a devoted husband forced to confront his choice to remain the primary caregiver to his wife suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Heaven’s Floor

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Director: Lori Stoll
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 86:00:00
Country: Canada,USA

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Synopsis: A photographer chases adventure from Los Angeles to the Canadian Arctic and finds herself on the line between life and death. Abandoned on sea ice, she is rescued by a young Inuit girl, who becomes her adopted daughter.

Helping Hands

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Mike Jacobson
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:38
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK SHORTS:  Chris Chumsky is an eccentric individual with an unconditional love for film making who's trying to make it big in the film industry. Hired as a production assistant, he slowly but surely realizes that making movies isn't always as magical as they seem on screen. Chris is in love with an industry that doesn't love him back.

 

 

High School 9-1-1

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:30
Director: Tim Warren
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 85:37:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Experience a heart-stopping, inspirational year with Darien EMS-Post 53, the only ambulance service for the 20,000 residents of Darien, Connecticut, as it covers one of the deadliest stretches of Interstate-95, responds to over 1,500 emergency calls, and is run by high school teenagers.The foundation of Darien EMS 53 is the empowerment of young people through adult and peer mentorship. Posties are taught a multitude of managerial, critical thinking and emergency medical skills and then empowered by being given the responsibility to implement what they have learned by actually running their own EMS organization. The goal of the film is to inspire and empower young people as well as motivate the adults in their lives: parents, educators, school administrators, community leaders to create opportunities for them to learn by doing and make a difference in their communities.

Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 5:20
Director: Scott Petersen
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:58:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Scott Petersen, “Hitchhiking to the Edge of Sanity” takes a look back to the turbulent social upheaval of the early 1970s and follows an idealistic writer and his soon-to-be-married photographer friend, both Kansans, as they set out to find their purpose via a terrifying road trip across the Sahara Desert.

 

 

Hoda’s Story

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Wednesday, November 8th, 5:30
Director: Johan Eriksson
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:57:39
Country: State of Palestine

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Synopsis: Twelve years in the life of a girl in Gaza who was blinded by a bullet. On 1 March 2003, 12-year old Hoda Darwish is hit in the head by a bullet while sitting at her desk in an elementary school in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Hoda miraculously survives, but she wakes up from her coma asking when the daylight comes. The bullet blinded her. She struggles to come to terms with her altered life, doubting her will to live, amidst the endless violence in the Gaza Strip. Her family repeatedly brings her to Egypt in the hope that a medical operation would give back her eyesight. Her hope to be cured deprives her of the willpower to learn the techniques needed by visually impaired persons. After the 2009 war, Hoda is visited by Mervat, the girl who sat next to her when the bullet came. Mervat is in university now. The encounter is a life changing moment for Hoda. She admits she has wasted years, clinging to the hope of seeing again. In the years after, Hoda surprises everyone by improving her life in a remarkable way.

Hope

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Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Michael Scherrer
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:06:02
Country: Switzerland

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:   "Hope" tells the Story of a little boy, who is condemned to spend the time he has left in a prisoners' camp. The memories of his mother are the only thing keeping him alive.

How To Fly

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Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Jim Spena
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:05:47
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  A young girl learns to fly with imagination, some help from a fairy, and her father's love.

I AM STILL HERE

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Showing on Wednesday, November 8th, 7:20
Director: Mischa Marcus
Rating: R
Running Time: 01:44:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Mischa Marcus, I Am Still Here is an award-winning story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla’s journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future.

I Did Not Choose

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: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Zainab Haidary
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:06:51
Country: Afghanistan/ Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:   Directed by Zainab Haidary, I did not choose spotlights the challenges of a no-name traveler dealing with looking different and being ignored in various circumstances.

I Love New York

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Showing on: Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Christian Vogeler
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:11:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS #2:   Directed by Christian Vogeler,  I Love New York is set in a city where everyone's got an angle. How do you survive? After an NYC first-timer is befriended by a savvy street girl on the train, he goes on a fantastic ride through the city's pitfalls. But nothing's free in this town, so tighten up your hustle or you might just get played.

I See A Woman

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Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Laura Saab
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:00
Country: United Arab Emirates

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS: Late after midnight at an empty cafe, two lonely strangers find a unique connection, despite all their differences.

Icarus

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Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: Tom Teller
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:59
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORLDLY SHORTS: When a Mars colony's comm satellite is damaged, Emilia Riley embarks on a seemingly harmless repair excursion. A shuttle malfunction cuts connectivity to the ground and Chris, her son, makes the knee jerk decision to go after her.

Icky

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Showing on Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Parastoo Cardgar
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:05:56
Country: Iran

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:  In the world of people with Rubik's cube head, there is a kid who is different from the others...

 

 

In Exile

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Alexander Kurilov
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:11:00
Country: Republic of Moldova

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  In Exile is the story of a boy who lives with his grandmother in an Eastern European village. His parents are both working abroad, so the boy is left to his own devices. He fills his time by playing in an abandoned shed on the river bank. Inside the shed he toils away at a mysterious project - a powerful ‘flying machine’ that would take him to his parents. This project keeps him going, until one day he makes an unexpected friend who needs his care and protection. So the boy has to choose between his all consuming dream of re-uniting with his parents or taking care of another living soul.

JONAH

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Showing on: Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Michael Maschina
Rating: PG
Running Time: 13 min
Country: Austria

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2. JONAH, Directed By Michael Maschina, is the dramatic story of two lorries with Syrian refugees in 2015 and Jewish refugees in 1943 hidden within its Interior. Two women frame the plot, providing the fable of Jonah and the Whale: a story common to both the Jewish and Islamic cultures.

Karma

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Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Peter Zhaoyu Zhou
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:03:48
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  A boy meets a fish in a mysterious forest.

KCKPL’s Stories on the Bus: Matt de la Peña Reads Last Stop on Market Street

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:30
Director: Eric J. Smith
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:11:22
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL SHORTS #2:   Watch as Matt de la Peña's award winning book comes alive! This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Peña’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations. "Last Stop on Market Street" is the winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal; a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book; a 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book; and was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

King Grandpa

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Martin Grau
Rating: For Kids
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS:  Clemens lives and breathes his grandfather’s stories. When his grandfather passes away, it is difficult for him to understand that it is now his turn to continue telling his stories. Story-telling becomes a way for him to not only keep the stories but also the memory of his grandfather alive.

Last Lesson

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Badar Shahid
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:10:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK SHORTS:  Directed by Badar Shahid, Last Lesson addresses job discrimination against individuals of the LGBT community. A woman fires her son’s piano instructor after learning she is a lesbian, only then to be confronted for her own ignorance and hypocrisy. USA, Drama, 10 min.

Laughing Crying Blues

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Showing on: 
Saturday, November 4th, 2:50
Director: Benjamin Meade
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL SHORTS #1:   This is a short film handpainted on 16mm motion picture film representing and documenting what the mind might experience in motion picture viewing rather than viewing film using a camera.

Letters from a Father

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:30
Director: Andrea Fantauzzi
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:59
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL SHORTS #2:  Rebecca has raised Tina, Marie, and Sam single-handedly after the divorce and prosecution of their father. When their father reaches out to Tina asking to be part of her life again after he is off parole Tina must make the choice whether to allow him back into her and her siblings lives or choose to alienate him for the abuse he has committed against herself and Marie.

Like Shishmaref

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Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Marek Ranis
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:16:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  The disappearing barrier islands and increasingly ephemeral coastal lines are not anymore just one the first signals of changing environment . We are already in post climate change, it is not any more the search for recognition of the inevitable. It is the search for the response . This film was an expedition. A discovery without the screen treatment. A simple visual juxtaposition of geography and people’s lives with the hope of a connection and meaning.

Little Stones

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Showing on: Monday, November 6, 5:20
Director: Sophia Kruz
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 01:27:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Sophia Kruz, Little Stones unites the personal narratives of four women around the world using art to create positive change in their communities. From a graffiti artist speaking out against domestic violence in the favelas of Brazil to a dancer rehabilitating sex-trafficking survivors in India, each of these women is contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement through their art.

 

 

Love Her

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Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Dana Sahnovsky
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:15
Country: Israel

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #1:  Dvir observes Viky, he watches while men come to her and buy her, watch her disappearing with them while he is sentenced to love her from afar.

Magic Cobra Tattoo

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: Adrian Alonso Cordoni
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:04:11
Country: Spain

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2:  Directed by Adrian Alonso Cordoni. The owner of a tattoo shop in the Williamsburg neighborhood opens the door to tell us about the passion for his work in the heart of Brooklyn New York.


Margaret

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Badr Farha
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:38
Country: USA

 

Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS:  Directed by Badr Farha, Margaret tells the story of a transsexual nun who escapes to a convent as a last resort in hope of finding comfort and coming to terms with her sexuality.

 

 

Mismatched Eyes

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Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Nathaniel Hill
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:30
Country: United Kingdom

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2:   Mrs. S goes about her days casually stealing fabrics and buttons for her craft bears. So when Claire comes barging in to her life full of ideas that would shake things up, Mrs. S keeps her distance. Until Toby the bear turns the problem into an opportunity.

Moments on Canvas

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:30
Director: Denise Pikes-King
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:05:52
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL SHORTS #2:  Documentary featuring John C. Tibbetts

Mommy’s Land

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: Saturday, November 4th, 5:20
Director: Garret Atlakson
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:03:20
Country: Cambodia

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Synopsis: Mommy’s Land, directed by Garret Atlakson, documents Cambodia’s strongman government stealing land from the poor, pocketing U.S. money meant for development, and getting away with millions. That is, until they find themselves up against a poor, elderly grandmother who will fight to the death to save her home… and her country.

Mountain Fever

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Showing on Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Frédéric Hambalek
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:07:50
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS:  Directed by Frédéric Hambalek, Mountain Fever follows as a team of alpinists stuck at night in a snow storm have to conduct a hazardous search when one of them goes missing.

 

 

New Toy

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Rogerio Boechat
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:06:25
Country: Brazil

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:   Directed by Rogerio Boechat, New Toy starts on a boring day, when a baby gets a teddy bear from his mom. The new toy becomes his best friend. Over time, it turns into a tedious object until destiny surprises him...

No Room to Live

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Showing on Thursday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Martin Kaszubowski
Rating: R
Running Time: 00:07:59
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS:  Two thieves worry they have been discovered by a motel clerk and his sidekick.

Nomfundo

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: Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Sihle Hlophe
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: South Africa

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2:  Directed by Sihle Hlophe, Nomfundo is about a tormented and impulsive young woman who is pregnant with her first child. When Nomfundo is betrayed by the two people she holds dear to her heart, she makes an erratic decision that unleashes a tragic chain of events.

OFlag

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Showing on Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Andrey Petrusha
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: Canada

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2: Directed by Andrey Petrusha, A true story: While being escorted to the prisoner’s camp by his Nazi captors, a Polish POW discovers a wounded German soldier dying in the dirt. Suddenly, the captive finds his role is reversed: he is now in the dominant position over another who represents his oppression and humiliation. He’s faced with a choice: to walk away and leave his enemy to die in the dirt, or to save him from a slow painful death. He has only a moment to make the call...

 

 

OH, THE EFFING HORROR

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Justin T. Bowler
Rating: R
Running Time: 00:16:53
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS:   Directed by Justin T. Bowler, OH, THE EFFING HORROR (yes, it is meant to be shouted) is a horror comedy (horr-omedy?). Chris and Luci are on a date, camping. There is a serial killer loose in the woods. But, I'm sure everything will be fine.

 

Once Upon a Dream

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Anthony Nion
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:13:25
Country: Belgium/France

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS:  Directed by Anthony Nion, When Valentin meets Ludivine, he is convinced she's the girl he has been dreaming of for the past weeks... Literally, the girl of his dreams! Only, Ludivine has a feeling this boy meet girl scenario will take a nightmarish turn...

Percent

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Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Vladimir Kudryashov
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:18:11
Country: Russian Federation

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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS: Our time. A large man enters the lab. He is obviously influential (adult Vladimir). He receives an unknown document. Information from this document enrages him. The guards grab him and knock on the floor. 30 years ago. A young man named Vladimir is about to propose to his beloved Svetlana. She doesn't want to marry him, but she is not ready to leave him either. Handsome guy Nicholas invites her to dance. Vladimir doesn't like it. He pushes Nicholas off. Nicholas trips him up. Vladimir falls. Svetlana and Nicholas leave the restaurant together. Our time. Adult Nicholas is at a meeting. Vladimir offers money to Nicholas, as Nicholas’ firm is on the verge of bankruptcy. Nicholas at first doesn’t recognize Vladimir, but Vladimir tells Nicholas that it was he, Vladimir, who arranged the bankruptcy of the Nicolas' company. Those were his, Vladimir’s, people messing with the brakes in the Svetlana's car that led to her being killed. And finally, it was he, Vladimir, who hired the daughter of Nicholas, Lida, as a Secretary with all the ensuing consequences. Vladimir offers Nicholas to take his money. Nicholas suddenly agrees. Vladimir is shocked. Lydia appears. She seats him on a chair and begins to calm him down. A terrible suspicion comes to Vladimir's mind. He pushes Lydia, cuts a chunk of her hair and leaves. The lab. Vladimir orders genetic testing to establish paternity. He suspects that Lydia is his daughter, and he revenged not Nicholas but himself.

Perception

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Showing on: Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Andy Cruz
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:18:47
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS:  Directed by Andy Cruz, Perception follows the young son of a Mexican immigrant who can draw anything from his memory to perfection. But he perceives the world differently and he shows this in his art.

Pittari

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Patrick Smith
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:   A horned creature's destructive rampage is halted by a stubborn adversary. Loosely based on Tom Robbin's depiction of Tanuki, a Japanese mythical creature known for his mischief, "Pittari" is scored to an old phonographic gospel recording to help illustrate a relentless resistance to the creatures gritty penetration.

Ragnarok

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Johan Oettinger, Urtė Oettinger
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:07:48
Country:Lithuania

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  The storm is coming. The Eagle is captured by the spirit of the doom. A bullet is fired to the eagle’s fatal battle.

Red Fat Cat

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: Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Klaus Hoefs
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:09:44
Country: Germany

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  Out of the blue , drowned refugees packed in plastic sacks placed at the public beach touches the life of individuals, which have settled their lives with quirks and oldtimer -anniversaries.

Rednu

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Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: David Murad
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:18:11
Country: Brazil

Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS: An eight years old kid. Bed time. He could try to sleep, but decides to face his private boogeyman.

Roger

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Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Brendan Cleaves
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 0:07:30
Country: United Kingdom

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS: Stephen (Seann Walsh) arrives home after six months in Mongolia to discover his best friend Roy (John Bradley) has replaced him with a ventriloquist's dummy called Roger.

Rolling In The Deep

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Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Marcellus Cox
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:20
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS: A Young African American Male travels home to South Carolina looking to achieve a goal for his late Father by having a meal at an locally famous Whites Only Diner.

Rosario

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Showing on Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 00:10:08
Country: Mexico

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS: Directed by Marlén Ríos-Farjat, Rosario sees her days slip by as caregiver for her ill husband. She, silently, bears the burden of her unhappy marriage, struggling between her duty and her desires.

 

 

SELFIEsh

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Showing on: Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Ekaterina Volkova
Rating: 24 fps
Running Time: 00:20:01
Country: Italy

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS: She is 80-years-old and she needs a good joint of marijuana. The problem is that her dealer has disappeared and doesn't answer her calls. And the only person who can help is her 50-year-old son who is judging her the most! But it seems these two have no choice. It’s their night. Will they find the dealer, the joint, or something else?

 

 

Seventy

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: Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Bob Belinoff
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:08:30
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS: Directed by Bob Belinoff “SEVENTY” is a coming of age film in five simple acts. A veteran documentary film maker retires, goes home to find purpose and meaning in a post career life.

Shy Guys

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Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Fredric Lehne
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:08:16
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS: Two strangers (2016 Tony winner Reed Birney and newcomer Blake DeLong) bring the laughs as they confront and resolve one of the most insidious scourges afflicting mankind - while standing at public urinals with their willies out. The first film by ubiquitous character actor Fredric Lehne.

Signature

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Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Kei Chikaura
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:43
Country: Japan

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY'S WORK SHORTS: An innocent young man from China is anxiously memorizing “his hope” in the middle of the noisy crowd in Shibuya (Tokyo, Japan). Something that might change his destiny awaits him.

Sit Up and Change: Tales of Transformation

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: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Susan Cambigue-Tracey and Scott Powell
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  Directed by Susan Cambigue-Tracey and Scott Powell, Sit Up and Change: Tales of  Transformation is a 15 minute short that highlights the transformative stories of several diverse people who take a chair yoga class twice a week. Each faced challenges in their life which felt overwhelming, but through this form of yoga they found hope, new confidence and skills. This film is designed to inspire people who wish to live longer, healthier lives. 

Sleepwalker

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Behnam Afiat
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:00
Country: Iran

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Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT: At midnight, a man leaves his house to do something urgent. In the continue, the boundary of reality and dream it gets lost.

Soaring Back: Message to the Future

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 2:50
Director: Bev Chapman
Rating: All Audiences
Running Time: 00:14:05
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1:  What would it be like to crawl into a nest with a bald eagle? Sounds crazy, right? Well, that’s what this movie is about.
This is a story about dedicated volunteers in Kansas who act as midwives to the big birds, watching their nests in the dead of winter and banding their young in the spring. Theirs is a conservation success story of a record comeback of the bald eagle.

 

 

Split Ticket

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Showing on: Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Alfred Thomas Catalfo
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:20:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS: Directed by Alfred Thomas Catalfo, Split Ticket is a supernatural drama based on true events.  In 1947, newly-minted congressmen/future presidents John F. Kennedy, age 29, and Richard Nixon, age 34, travel to Pennsylvania where they must make a fateful decision.  

Stars

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Han Zhang
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:05:06
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:  Directed by Han Zhang, Stars is about a grandpa and grandson street vending team who sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars...

Stay Awake

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Friday, November 3rd, 7:45
Director: Helena Karadimos
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:35
Country: USA

 

Synopsis: PART OF THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT SHORTS:   A vengeful darken spirit, goes by the name Alu. Possess, her victims in their sleep causing the victims to be complete paralysed. Helplessly they lay as she tortures them, with darken imagery.

Steadfast

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Showing on Friday, November 3rd, 5:45
Director: Gregory Fish
Rating: All Audiences
Running Time: 00:56:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Gregory Fish, Steadfast is an encouraging film about the Joplin tornado. Residents share experiences of that fateful day and those to follow. Through a surge of volunteers, Joplin rebuilt in an unprecedented way. Steadfast showcases the strength and resolve of a community seemingly torn apart by tragedy but instead rose up to inspire the world.

 

 

Stolen

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Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Gloria Kurnik
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:39
Country: Singapore

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS:  Stolen is a drama about a sex-trafficking escapee and her struggle to transition back into normal life. It soon becomes clear that although physically free, she will never be the same again. Stolen follows the physiological trauma of someone who has been stripped of her most basic human rights, whilst giving insight to just how willing the majorities are to turn a blind eye to trafficking. A story of second chances and the improbability of recovering from acute sexual abuse.

Stone Story

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Showing on
: Tuesday, November 7th, 7:30
Director: Jean-André Fourestié
Rating: R
Running Time: 01:28:00
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: Directed by Jean-André Fourestié, Stone Story told the story of Martin Stone who joined in 1966 the famous Hog Farm hippie community and took his two daughters on the road for 6 years. Today, true to his ideal of liberty, he lives in a Montreal commune, while his daughters live more mainstream lives in the US. All three cast an honest look on their life choices, hopes and disillusions.

Summer with Mica

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 7:40
Director: Kim Jung Wook
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:26:00
Country: South Korea

 

Synopsis: The main character Jeong Min is a writer. He comes to a coffee shop because his writing comes to a stand. Inspired by a Japanese woman who drops by the coffee shop for job, Jeong Min decides to write 3 short stories of a Japanese woman / omnibus fantasy melodrama.

Surviving Peace

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Showing on: Tuesday, November 7th, 7:40
Director: Josef Avesar
Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 01:33:00
Country: Israel

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Synopsis: The film asks why the Israelis and the Palestinians—both extremely resourceful and innovative people in every other field of endeavor—suffer from stagnation of thinking and lack of imagination and innovation when it comes to making peace.Surviving Peace, a documentary film, exposes the two-state solution as a non-viable option for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It suggests a realistic and fair solution to the conflict.

Territory

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Wenrong Zhang
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:59
Country: China

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:   The Extreme Nightmare – My idiotic nonsense The ever-changing delusion of the city landscape; the surrealistic mundane surroundings has puzzled us. The Internet has successfully changed us. Daily life keeps us under great tension, and leaves us very little time to think and to experience. Therefore, people are easily lost in the ultimate anxiety and fickleness; lively, but superficial. Jan Avankmajer said, “ I believe every artist has two kinds of motivation, one comes from childhood memory, the other is dream.

That Never Happened: Canada’s First National Internment Operations

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Wednesday, November 8th, 7:25
Director: Ryan Boyko
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:15:00
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 - 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it.

The Aliens

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:15
Director: Byron Yee
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:45:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Jacob waits every Saturday night in the desert waiting for extra-terrestrials to arrive. One night, a Mexican coyote, Maria, walks into his campsite leading a group of travelers across the desert. As their unlikely relationship develops, Jacob must choose whether to continue to believe in the aliens above he has never seen or to pursue the illegal alien that keeps walking into his campsite week after week.

The Angry Men

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: Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Americo Melchionda
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:18:00
Country: Italy

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #1:  Directed by Americo Melchionda, The Angry Men follows the story of the Parinis family that, crippled by debt, is faced with the repossession of their home. A bailiff is coming. In desperation, they threaten to blow it to pieces. 12-year old Filippo has an idea to help: his father's 1982 Spain World Cup album. If he can sell it, maybe he can save them. He's only missing one sticker.

The Art Of Aping

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Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Ananya Anil
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:49
Country: India

Synopsis: Colonization, imperialization and globalization have left a deep Western imprint on us, Indians. While undermining our age old methods, we have developed the mentality of following the West without thinking. The film talks about how Indians, today, are blindly copying from the West, aspiring to dissolve all the cultural and lifestyle differences between us and them and satirically highlights that how the simplest of the jobs, such as, dressing, eating, defecating, etc., are no longer done the Indian way. The film also showcases the vainness of our choices and underlines how the Indian methods are not considered ‘cool’ anymore.

The Bakebook

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Showing on Thursday, November 9th, 7:35
Director: Suri Parmar
Rating: G
Running Time: 0:09:51
Country: Canada

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2:  Directed by Suri Parmar, The Bakebook is a modern-day animated fairy-tale in which a woman overcomes the disappearance of her lover through her passion for baking.

 

 

The Body of Old

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Monday, November 6th, 5:25
Director: de Prémonville Louise
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:59
Country: France

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Synopsis: PART OF SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE SHORTS: Jacques is 70 years old, his face looks marked, he is anxious as he enters the TV room decorated for his 70 year old wife Lucie on her special birthday. She is sitting in front of him but she can't see him. She has dementia. Today is the day when he is trying to reconnect with her whatever it takes.

The Bouquet

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Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Julien Segard, Romain Carciofo
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:27
Country: France

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS: On a deserted road, driving an antique car, Stephane hurries up to a wedding whom he is the best boy. Terribly late, he realizes that he forgot the bride’s bouquet. Fortune favors him when he has the opportunity to take possession of a funeral bouquet tied on a tree. But fate takes it out on him when his GPS loses signal. Unable to get his bearings, he will have to take with him the only person who crosses his path, and who is able to help : Charlotte… who just placed her funeral bouquet on the tree. Stephane tried desperately to hide the bouquet and get the pathway from Charlotte until he avoid an car accident and brakes brutally. Chocked, Charlotte discover the bouquet on her knees and hit Stephane with it. She ask him to make her a bouquet with the flowers in the field and Stephane accept. Charlotte steals the car and the ring et let Stephane alone...

The Closet

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:  Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Victor Martin
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:07:38
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS:  Directed by Victor Martin, The Closet is a family drama that details the aftermath of a love one’s death, where a father and son decide what to do with her personal belongings.

The Elusive

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Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Ely Chevillot
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:17:36
Country: Belgium

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS: Catherine watches her son Clément. For the first time, she really sees him. ------- When Catherine comes to pick up her son Clément from swimming lessons, she is told that he has just molested a girl his own age. She's very upset by this event, she needs to understand...

The Gentleman Next Door

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Showing on
: Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: John Mollison
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:17:21
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2:   Directed by John Mollison, “The Gentleman Next Door” introduces the remarkable story of a kindly old Englishman whom one would never regard as a killer ace of WWII. But indeed, he was.

The Glasshouse

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Showing on
: Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Gianna Arni
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:09:47
Country: Switzerland, UK

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS:  Directed by Gianna Arni, the Glasshouse is a story about a man trying to come to terms with a tragic accident. But soon he has to realize that the imaginary sanctuary he has built for himself is turning into a prison and in order to break free, he has to face his past. What starts out as a light-hearted story of a man in a glasshouse, finds a dark and desperate ending in a nightly forest.

The Greatest Weapon Ever Used

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Showing on: Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: John Mollison
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:17:21
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1:  Directed by John Mollison, “The Greatest Weapon Ever Used” meets those who’ve had their finger on the WWIII button; USAF MG Robert Parker (ret) and three current Missileers give account for their ominous service.

The Last Adventure of Jan Europe

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: David Gordon Delser
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: Spain

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2:  Directed by David Gordon Delser. Some people understand that imagination is the source of everything that exists, without limits. They believe that whatever enters the imagination and stays there will end up becoming their reality, if they are able to feel it, of course... I'm convinced of it. And you...? What do you believe?

The Light in the Afternoon

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: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: David Steiner
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:00
Country: France

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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS:  Directed by David Steiner, The light in the afternoon tells the story of two idealists, who meet again 7 years later.

The Love Suckers

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Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Jim Politano
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:41
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS:  Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi from "Seinfeld") stars as a marriage therapist who gives some strange advice to a troubled couple. (Eddie Deezen, Caryn Richman) Winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2017 New York City International Film Festival.

The Morning After

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Showing on: Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Joe Boothe
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:54
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  Directed by Joe Boothe, THE MORNING AFTER follows a young married couple who wake up with a raging hangover and a pregnancy scare. Out of town for a wedding, they walk to find an emergency contraceptive and are faced with difficult questions that may threaten the very foundation of their relationship. The film explores the long and winding road of marriage, and the unexpected ways we change along the journey.

 

 

The New Machine

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Sai P Mohan
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:10:09
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK SHORTS:  Directed By Sai P Mohan, The New machine is light hearted take on how technology can make human interactions and contact obsolete but cannot replace the fundamental emotional bond of being human.

 

 

The Other Side

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Friday, November 3rd, 5:25
Director: Anthony Goertz
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:07:21
Country: Canada, Vanuatu

 

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: What does loneliness look like on the other side of the world?

The Price

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Tuesday, November 7th, 7:35
Director: Daniele Lince
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:11:01
Country: Italy

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Synopsis: PART OF OTHER WORDLY SHORTS:  Giovanni and Mike can live forever just like you. They haven't solved all their problems yet, but at least they can go to bed and have sweet dreams. This is because they can postpone everything they want until tomorrow. Giovanni is a man who leads a quiet life with his wife, Annie. They have a beautiful little boy named Alan! Their life is a constant succession of very peaceful days until things begin to change. Problems arise again and Giovanni reaches his breaking point the day of his 217th birthday during a visit to his son, Alan. Now he must take a decision: he can either leave things as they are or manipulate the human DNA once again. Welcome to the future.

The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf And The Boy

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 5:15
Director: Oualid Mouaness
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:19:00
Country: Lebanon

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #1:  Directed by Oualid Mouaness, is a story the take place in rural Lebanon. It is about two brothers who use a a household rifle without their father’s consent. The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf And The Boy is a parable that considers the ethics of seemingly innocuous violence in a warning against the perils of telling lies, misjudging enemies and engaging in actions that perpetuate the cycle of violence.

The Shortest are Always the Best !

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Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Daniel Jenny
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:16:10
Country: France

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2: Film with sketches in the form of three amoral fables with epilogue in which the characters will learn at their expense that it is better to consult or to think before acting.

The Suitor

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Sunday, November 5th, 12:25
Director: Alvaro Congosto
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:12:01
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF PRIDE & PREJUDICE SHORTS: 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 they fearfully wait for the end of the world together.

The Uncomfortable Truth

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: Sunday, November 5th, 7:15
Director: Loki Mulholland
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 01:25:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Loki Mulholland - When the son of Civil Rights Icon, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, dives into the 400 year history of institutional racism in America he is confronted with the shocking reality that his family helped start it all from the very beginning. A comprehensive and insightful exploration of the origins and history of racism in America told through a very personal and honest story.

The Vision

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:30
Director: Laura Allen, Lightning N Mitchell
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:18:52
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #2: The vision is the true story about how Jesus allowed me to play a part in the success of women's professional basketball in the United States, to give American women the opportunity to stay in their home country and play professional basketball like their male counterparts have for decades. Since Title IX, there hadn't been a greater moment for women's basketball until the arrival of the women's basketball association. And the rest is history.

The Visit

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Showing on Sunday, November 5th, 5:10
Director: Romina Schwedler
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 00:12:30
Country: United States, Argentina, Mexico

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Synopsis: PART OF PAGES OF LIFE SHORTS: Directed by Romina Schwedler, The Visit tells the story of a family torn apart by a peculiar chain of events.  Ben joins his aging mother, Mrs. Perkins, at the visiting area of a hospital where she often claims to communicate with his departed wife and son. As the afternoon unfolds, Ben thinks back on his last days with his family, blaming himself for their loss and ultimately facing a most disturbing truth.

The Weight of Honor

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 5:25
Director: Stephanie Seldin Howard
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:56:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by Stephanie Seldin Howard, THE WEIGHT OF HONOR follows the lives of the caregivers of veterans who have been catastrophically wounded in America’s longest war. We see how their lives are transformed overnight to 24/7 caregivers tasked with caring for their war-wounded. Filmed over five years, the documentary reveals the family dynamic, their relationships before the wounds of war, and now, the uncertainties that lie ahead.


The World of Which we Dream Doesn’t Exist

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Sunday, November 5th, 2:40
Director: Ayoub Qanir
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 01:43:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: A Mongolian shaman is visited by an ancient spirit with a message to a grand journey.

There’s Something About The Virgin Mary

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Showing on: Thursday, November 9th, 5:10
Director: Kevin McSorley
Rating: G
Running Time: 00:12:15
Country: Northern Ireland

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN A DAY's WORK SHORTS:  Directed by Kevin McSorley, Johnny Davis struggles to attract customers to his empty village bar. With the threat of losing his livelihood looming large, Johnny locks himself away to become a Flair Bartending Cocktail King in an attempt to win his customers back and to inadvertently save the day for the village church.

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT

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Showing on Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Alex Merkin
Rating: PG 13
Running Time: 00:17:12
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS:  Directed by Alex Merkin, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT is a suspense tale of self-deception and redemption. In a world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his last possession and reconciles with his American wife.

 

 

Time is the Longest Distance

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: Sunday, November 5th, 2:45
Director: Bryan Powers
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:39
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF ALL IN THE FAMILY SHORTS:  Directed by Bryan Powers, Time is the Longest Distance is a bittersweet tale of an estranged son’s journey to reconnect with his Alzheimer’s­ stricken father, and an unexpected meeting with a teenaged boy along the way. The film conveys the importance of family love and acceptance through the story of three generations: thirty-something Adam, his aging father Jack, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and the teenager Xander.

Timeless Charms

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Showing on: Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Zah Ahmad
Rating: G
Running Time: 0:01:47
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS:  Directed by Zah Ahmad – a young man concocts a cunning plan to get the girl of his dreams but she is only interested in older men.

 

 

To Die Yes But to the Sound of Violins

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Showing on: Wednesday, November 8th, 5:20
Director: Isabelle Montoya
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS #2:  Directed by Isabelle Montoya, Hardly taken out of the hospital, Jacqueline joins her grandaughter in Paris and embarks her in a crazy evening. But did Jacqueline really stand up to the death? Or the melancholy and the madness of the gypsy violins wake the lost ghosts?

 

 

Tokri (The Basket)

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Showing on:  Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Suresh Eriyat
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:14:46
Country: India

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #1:  Two insignificant lives lost and found in time.

 

 

Unattended Item

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Showing on: 
Monday, November 6th, 7:30
Director: Filippos Vokotopoulos
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:00
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS:  A neo-noir short about mourning with an absurd ending. Vintage, an illegal loan, an accident and a pop classic. Think of Tyrannosaur (2011) meeting the Coen Brothers. Andy is in debt and mourning. Pressure goes up when a loan shark wants in to his vintage shop. The moment he decides to take vigilante action, things get ridiculously out of hand.

Union Leader

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Showing on: Tuesday, November 7th, 5:15
Director: Sanjay Patel
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 105:02:00
Country: India

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Synopsis: Resigned to his fate as a worker in a notoriously shoddy chemical plant, Jay realizes that he must not only find a way to support his family, but also overcome grave social and legal injustice in the system.

Vanilla

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Thursday, November 9th
Director: Leo Tabosa
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:13:00
Country: Brazil

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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS: Directed by Leo Tabosa, Baunilha (Vanilla) is the story of a federal civil servant that is a BDSM master, Brenno Furrier and how hard it has been to adapt himself to new reality.

Waiting To Die In Bayside, Queens

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:  Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: Garrett Tripp
Rating: PG
Running Time: 00:06:14
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS:  Directed by Garrett Tripp, Waiting To Die In Bayside, Queens follows a 15-year-old girl caught up in the complexities of high school social structure who thinks she's probably dying. Maybe she's overreacting.

Wanderer

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Saturday, November 4th, 7:30
Director: Narae Kim
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:11
Country: South Korea

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS: Wanderer is a digitally painted short animation about a polar bear who moves to a city after losing his ice habitat. He is a dreamer who eagerly searches for an authentic life and a wanderer who struggles to adapt to his new life in a big city. In his dreams the polar bear creates a fantastic imaginary habitat in his mesmerizing dream world.

We Hate Bob

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Showing on: 
Tuesday, November 7th, 5:20
Director: JC Farris
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:06:30
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF COMEDY SHORTS: Suffering through the constant torments of an extremely annoying person named Bob, a monthly support group secretly gathers to vent their frustrations.

When I Stutter

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: Sunday, November 5th, 7:25
Director: John Gomez
Rating: PG
Running Time: 01:07:00
Country: USA

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Synopsis: Directed by John Gomez, WHEN I STUTTER is a documentary that reveals the humanity that exists within an often mysterious malady. Over 4.5 years, 19 people shared stories about how stuttering has impacted their lives. These stories run the gamut of human emotion. Some are dark, some are funny and others are triumphant! Additionally, there are “educational vignettes” interspersed throughout the documentary to help illuminate some of the mysteries surrounding stuttering.  SPONSORED BY THE WHOLE PERSON.

When Leaving Becomes Arriving

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Thursday, November 9th, 7:35

Director: Rebecca Ruige Xu
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:04:15
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2: “When Leaving Becomes Arriving” is a short digital film generated through analyzing music 'inter-sax-tive' using Processing programming. It attempts to elicit the immensely upsetting yet anticipative feel at the ending of a chapter before moving on to our next journey towards the greater possibilities into the unknown.

Where Euphrates and Sava Flow Together

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Showing on Thursday, November 9th, 7:25
Director: Andreas Muggli
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:15:19
Country: Switzerland

 

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2: Directed by Andreas Muggli, Where Euphrates and Sava Flow Together takes place a few days before the closure of the Greek - Macedonian border. Along the Sava river, happens the last stage of a long trip on the refugee’s route through the Balkans.

Whoever Was Using This Bed

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Showing on: 
Saturday, November 4th, 12:30
Director: Andrew Kotatko
Rating: N/A
Running Time: 00:20:00
Country: Australia

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Synopsis:   PART OF RELATIONSHIPS SHORTS: A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. Based on a story by Raymond Carver (Birdman), WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED is a multi-award winning short psychological drama starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up).