In addition to having the opportunity to choose films in advance, festival pass holders are seated ahead of crowds, 20 minutes before each show time. They also get access to parties, panel discussions and filmmaker brunch during the festival.

Regular – $60
Early Bird Special before Oct. 27th – $50
Film League , IFC, KCWIFTV, Film Society Members (anytime) – $40

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Recognizing our audiences are packed full of film enthusiasts, KIFF formed its own Film League that offers year round discounts and special offers to members.

Members receive discounted KIFF passes, $5 off films per card holder, except for NO PASS movies, free special screenings, eligibility to receive complimentary movie passes to special screenings of upcoming films, access to monthly film discussion groups and a complimentary Film League T shirt.

The Film League / Festival Pass combo is available for $70.
Regular Film League & Festival Pass – $70.00
Senior/Student Film League & Festival Pass – $60.00

(Film League membership cards must be presented when picking up Festival Passes at the Film League discounted price.)

League Passes

Matinee Tickets
Before 5pm – $6.75
Twilight Shows (5-6pm) $7.00

Evening Shows
Seniors over 60 – $7.50
Adults – $9.00

Film League Members, IFC, KWIFTV and Film Society
$1 off regular admission but must purchase at box office.

Click on BUY TICKETS ONLINE and then select the day you wish to buy tickets. The shows will then appear. Remember that the individual ticket holders will only be seated about 15 minutes before showtime as the Festival Pass Holders are seated first.

Individual Tickets

Survival Guide
With so many movies on three screens, it’s important to figure out what you want to see before you arrive. Tickets go fast, so be sure to have a backup selection (just in case).

In addition to having the opportunity to choose films in advance, festival pass holders are seated ahead of crowds, 20 minutes before each show time. They also get access to parties, panel discussions and filmmaker brunch during the festival.

Festival Pass Holders
Your Festival Pass is NOT your ticket. Tickets must be purchased from the box office on the day of the show, so arrive early. If you decide not to use a ticket for a late show, please return it so someone else doesn’t miss out on a screening.
Individual Ticket Holders
Once films are programmed and in our ticketing system, individual tickets will be available in limited numbers. If we sell out of advanced individual tickets for a show, you’ll have to wait until the day of the show.

From Around the World


In 2016, we screened 160 films from 32 countries worldwide. We can’t wait to see what’s on tap for 2017.

2016 Jury Award Winners

Indivisible

Train Station

Chaya

2016 KIFF Daily Film Schedule

See all KIFF selections below

5:25 p.m. Last Folio
5:30 p.m. Doc Shorts #1
5:35 p.m. Invisible
7:30 p.m. JACKIE
7:35 p.m. T-Rex
7:40 p.m. Sci Fi/Horror Shorts

12:20 p.m. The Human Condition Shorts
12:25 p.m. Train Station
12:45 p.m. Fursonas
2:35 p.m. Crime & Punishment Shorts
2:40 p.m. Out Of Frame: Unseen Poverty in the Heartland
2:45 p.m. KIFF ANIMATION #1
4:45 p.m. Lion
5:05 p.m. KIFF LOCAL #1
5:10 p.m. Indivisible
7:25 p.m. Good Grief
7:35 p.m. The Harrow
7:40 p.m. Rush Brothers

12:20 p.m. The Lighter Side – Comedy Shorts
12:25 p.m. Victor’s Last Class
12:35 p.m. Legs: A Big Issue in a Small Town
2:35 p.m. Up Stairs Inferno
2:40 p.m. Occupants
2:45 p.m. Twist of Fate #1 Shorts
4:55 p.m. Power to Change-The Energy Rebellion
5:05 p.m. My Friend Ed
5:10 p.m. Cinema Angel
7:15 p.m. Neruda
7:20 p.m. Otherworldly Shorts
7:25 p.m. Speed Sisters

5:20 p.m. GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution
5:25 p.m. Relationship Shorts
5:30 p.m. Drama Shorts
7:30 p.m. The Mahjong Box
7:35 p.m. Ken Foster
7:40 p.m. Bike Repair Shop

5:05 p.m. JURY NARRATIVE Winner
5:10 p.m. JURY Documentary Winner
5:20 p.m. Doc Shorts #2
7:25 p.m. Twist of Fate #2 Shorts
7:30 p.m. Children Of The Arctic
7:35 p.m. Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town

5:20 p.m. International Shorts
5:25 p.m. Runners
5:30 p.m. Lotus Eyes
7:30 p.m. The Ability Exchange
7:35 p.m. Feral Love
7:40 p.m. IFC

5:20 p.m. Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story
5:25 p.m. The Dying Of The Light
5:30 p.m. The Eagle Huntress
7:30 p.m. KIFF LOCAL #2
7:35 p.m. Candidate
7:40 p.m. KIFF ANIMATION #2

Crime & Punishment

11/5/2016 – 2:35pm

Drama Shorts

11/7/2016 – 5:30pm

The Human Conditions

11/5/2016 – 12:20pm

International Shorts

11/9/2016 – 5:20pm

KIFF Animation #1

11/5/2016 – 2:45pm

KIFF Animation #2

11/10/2016 – 7:40pm

KIFF LOCAL #1

11/05/16 – 5:05pm

KIFF LOCAL #2

11/10/16 – 7:30pm

Otherworldly Shorts

11/6/2016 – 7:20pm

Relationship Shorts

11/7/2016 – 5:25pm

Sci Fi/Horror Shorts

11/4/2016 – 7:40pm

Twist of Fate #1

11/6/2016 – 2:45pm

Twist of Fate #2

11/8/2016 – 7:25pm

Documentary Shorts #1

11/4/2016 – 5:30pm

Documentary Shorts #2

11/8/2016 – 5:20pm

2016 KIFF Selections


A Casualty of War

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Thomas G. Smith
Rating: NR
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Director Thomas G. Smith visited a Military Cemetery France where he came upon a granite cross for a WWII Lieutenant Thomas P. Smith. Not only were their names and rank similar, the dead pilot was also from Chicago where filmmaker Smith had enlisted in the Air Force in 1962. Smith set out to find witnesses. He learned how Smith lost his life in France and a forgotten story of heroism. USA, Documentary Short, 20 minutes

A Cup of Coffee & Pieces of Wood

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Andreas Gejke
Rating: PG
Running Time: 12:30 minutes
Country: Sweden
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Andreas Gejke, this is a feelgood documentary about two totally ordinary senior citizens who enjoy the small things in their daily routine. Life is simple and crammed with coffee breaks, romance and stunning archipelagos. A peaceful, amusing and cinematic portrait that captures the beauty of life onto tiny pieces of wood. Sweden, Documentary Short, 12:30 minutes.

A Normal Man

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Meng Guo
Rating: PG
Running Time: 5:15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Meng Guo. A depressive and lonely programmer whose laptop is down for repair for a day, so he has to actually go out. Then, he meets the girl of his dreams. After the girl comes back home with him, astonishing things happened. USA, Narrative Short, 5 min.

A Safe

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Valery Kharkov
Rating: R
Running Time: 30 minutes
Country: Russia
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Valery Kharkov, A divorced couple meets at the bank to divide their savings stored in a deposit box. But automatic mechanism shuts the door of the strongroom, and they remain locked up in the basement of the bank. Russia, Narrative Short, 30 minutes.

A Sunny Day

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Timo Behnke
Rating: NR
Running Time: 9:10 minutes
Country: Germany
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Timo Behnke. After an intense shopping day, a mother of two children comes back with a new toy. The father shows no interest. The children might be more impressed. Germany, Narrative Short, 9 minutes.

A Way Out

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35
Director: Jason Tostevin
Rating: NR
Running Time: 13:45 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT SHORTS (96 min) Directed by Jason Tostevin. For aging gangster Vic, a ride with his upstart protege becomes a twisted game of cat and mouse when both killers discover the other has been keeping a deadly secret. USA, Narrative Short, 13 minutes.

Ability Exchange, The

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:30
Director: Bing Wang
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Rating: G
Running Time: 75 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Bing Wang, “The Ability Exchange” is an intimate observational documentary about an innovative Disability Studies course at NYU Tandon where engineering students and self-advocates with cerebral palsy learn to communicate, connect, and cultivate their abilities by making movies. Their filmmaking journey invites the viewer to reflect on what it takes to understand and appreciate a person, a community, a culture and how this exchange of abilities and perspectives empowers lives. USA, Documentary Feature, 75 minutes.  SPONSORED BY THE WHOLE PERSON

Abschied / Farewell

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Cheng Chu Yu
Rating: NR
Running Time: 4 minutes
Country: Taiwan

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 min)

Age Of Kaos

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Tim Larson
Rating: NR
Running Time: 24:39 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF HUMAN CONDITIONS SHORTS (100 min.) Directed by Tim Larson, Age of Kaos is an exploration into the nature of reality and perception. When a young nurse finds herself caring for a famous comic book writer with dementia, she struggles to find a way to help him escape the terror and loneliness of a world that only he can see. USA, Narrative Short, 25 min.

Ahco On The Road

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Soyeon Kim
Rating: G
Running Time: 8:45 minutes
Country: Korea / USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by Soyeon Kim, A story of a baby elephant, ‘Ahco’, who is on her journey to find her way back home after being separated from her mother. South Korea/USA, Animation, 9 minutes.

Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30
Director: Joshua Zev Nathan
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 8 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Joshua Zev Nathan. Wind and snow bear down upon a disillusioned sniper during World War II. While manning his post, laying in wait for his next victim, he contemplates his lot in life as the sounds of war slowly encroach on his position. USA, Narrative Short, 8 minutes.

Another Love

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Victor Perez
Rating: PG
Running Time: 19 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Victor Perez, Another Love depicts the efforts to avoid a necessary separation. A pregnant married woman (Maria Ruiz) struggles to tell a much older man (Nigel Barber) that their affair is over. Soon this unnatural situation forces her to face the truth.

Artemis

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Heather D. Freeman
Rating: NR
Running Time: 3:40 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Heather D. Freeman, ‘Artemis’ is a polytheistic consideration of what happens when a car hits a deer. Artemis, Apollo, and the Ghost of Elvis all appear in this incident that repeats itself over a million times a year an American roads and highways. USA, Animation, 4 minutes.

Balloon Ride

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Evan Hughes
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 5:23 minutes
Country: Australia
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Evan Hughes. The story follows a young boy who is part of a dysfunctional family. He and his mother are victims of domestic violence inflicted by the father. The boy dreams of escaping with his mother, only to wake up to a tragic reality. Australia, Animation, 5minutes.

Beaumont

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: J.C. Doler
Rating: NR
Running Time: 15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by J.C. Doler, a teenager struggles to come to terms with herself after she and her friends bullied a girl to suicide. United States, Narrative Short, 15 minutes.

Bookworm, The

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Richard Wiley
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2:15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min)

Brix And The Bitch

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Nico Raineau
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 10 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Nico Raineau, Brix And The Bitch is about a woman trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, and her only chance for escape is to win a gruesome brawl against the one person she refuses to harm. This unique and empowering portrayal of women fuses together the visual styles of an action drama with the thought provoking narrative of an LGBTQ love story. USA, Narrative Short, 10 minutes.

Canary

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Director: Marie Schlingmann
Rating: R
Running Time: 11:14 minutes
Country: USA / Germany

Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (90 min) Directed by Marie Schlingmann. Midge owns a gas station in the small coal-mining town of Laybell. When a friendly young stranger and his girlfriend stop by, her peaceful world is plunged into chaos. Just the first of two encounters, Midge meets the man again, this time a captive in his own car in the woods of Laybell. USA/ Germany, Narrative Short, 11 minutes.

Candidate (The Kandidat)

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:35
Director: Jonas Karasek
Rating: NR
Running Time: 106 minutes
Country: Slovakia
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Synopsis: A cynical black humor thriller which takes place in Slovakia during a presidential campaign. From a novel written by Maros Hecko and Michal Havran, it follows a manipulative game of promoting an unknown into the Presidency of a country. Slovakia. Slovak and Czech with English subtitles. 106 min.

Carne De Gaviota

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Director: Felipe Espinosa
Rating: PG
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: Spain
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (90 min) Directed by Felipe Espinosa, Roberto, Susana and Marc shipwrecked in a desert beach located somewhere in the world. The beach won’t only be witness of a physical survival, their relationship will make them subsist emotionally and discover who they are. Spain, Narrative Short, 20 minutes.

Chair, The

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Director: Mike Ritchie
Rating: G
Running Time: 2 minutes
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Mike Ritchie, The Chair tells the story of an ageing, forgotten piece of furniture as it remembers its more important, and glorious, past. UK, Narrative Short, 2 min.

Children Of The Arctic

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:30
Director: Nick Brandestini
Rating: G
Running Time: 93 minutes
Country: Switzerland
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Synopsis: Directed by Nick Brandestini, Children of the Arctic is a portrait of five Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska – the northern-most community of the United States. As they embark on their journey into adulthood, they strive to be both modern American kids and the inheritors of an ancient whaling culture. Switzerland, Documentary, 93 min.

Cinema Angel JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 5:10
Director: Hideyuki Tokigawa
Rating: NR
Running Time: 93 minutes
Country: Japan
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Synopsis: Directed by Hideyuki Tokigawa, A 122-year old movie theater, the Daikokuza, is about to close its doors. One night, Asuka sees a mysterious old man who mutters some strange words – what was the last surprise the old movie theater gave to the town? Japan, Narrative, 93 minutes.

Complexion

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Director: Brian McGuire
Rating: NR
Running Time: 12:08 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (90 min) Directed by Brian McGuire, after enduring years of suffering, a woman finally speaks about her stalker. As she walks through the horrifying chain of events that have led her to this confession, she unknowingly uncovers the tormentor’s identity. USA, Narrative, 12 minutes.

Contromano (Bike Repair Shop)

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:40
Director: Stefano Gabbiani
Rating: NR
Running Time: 73 minutes
Country: Italy
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Synopsis: Directed by Stefano Gabbiani, as Turin emerges from an era of automobile industry (Fiat), the owners of two bicycle repair shops benefit form the city’s newfound interest in cycling – and recycling. One repairman rose from homelessness to find love and success, and faces the day’s challenges with an acerbic (and often obscene) sense of humor; the other sees the “protocol” of his work as an extension of his study of philosophy, and takes on troubled youths as apprentices. Both evince the power of the bike as a tool of transformation: for the climate, for cities, and for the lives of individuals. Italy, Documentary, 73 minutes.

CORVALO

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Director: Anthony Ladesich
Rating: NR
Running Time: NA
Country: United States
Synopsis: On a wave of Internet nostalgia, Corvalo, a former creature feature host goes on tour to promote a reboot of The Crypt of Corvalo, his long-running regional television show. When his agent arrives, Corvalo hopes there is good news about his return to the small screen, but is informed that the show has stalled. Unable to quench his thirst for fame, Corvalo decides to reveal his true self and quench his thirst in other ways.

Corvalo is an exploration of identity, a love letter to horror films, and an ode to creature feature shows of the 70s and 80s.

Counselor

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: Stephen Roll
Rating: NR
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by Stephen Roll, a marriage counselor, Tim, who is unhappy with his own marriage, begins an affair with one of his new female clients, Jennifer, in order to add some excitement back into his life. What starts as a casual fling turns into something more than either of them bargained for – leading Tim to make a crucial mistake. United States, Narrative Short, 11 minutes.

Crime & Punishment Shorts

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35
Running Time: 96 minutes

Shorts Program:  

Whispering Pines (USA) (16 min), Plaything (USA) (24 min), Drop It (USA) (10 min), Counting to 1000 (USA) (19 min), A Way Out (USA) (14 min), Love (USA) (14 min)

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Currency Affairs

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Zehao Xue
Rating: G
Running Time: 3:52 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min)     Directed by Zehao Xue, CURRENCY AFFAIRS tells a lifelong story between two pieces of paper currency. USA, Animation, 4 minutes.

Documentary Shorts #1

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Running Time: 93 minutes

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Fallow Land Bears Sweet Fruit (China) (23 min), Still (UK) (5 min), A Casualty of War (USA) (20 min), Finding a Champion Within: The Kevin Saunders Story (USA) (14 min), Nia and Cheryl (China) (13 min), A Cup of Coffee & Pieces of Wood (Sweden) (12 min), Steve Shirley Shark Tagger (USA) (13 min)

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Documentary Shorts #2

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Running Time: 92 minutes

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The Good Person of Dafen (Hong Kong) (27 min), In The Same Boat (Amsterdam) (3 min), The Water Angel of East Porterville (USA) (19 min), Suffering in Silence: Obstetric Fistula in Asia (USA) (13 min), Bunee: The Boy From Constanta (USA) (14 min), Ironhead (USA) (9 min), Every Morning (UK) (8 min)

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Dollhouse, The

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Keli Wolfe
Rating: PG
Running Time: 15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Keli Wolfe, Upon moving to an unfamiliar town Ellie (Reese Kirkham) is overwhelmed by her new situation. Her family thinks it’s nerves but Ellie knows something isn’t right. Plus, she is 90 percent sure the dollhouse in her bedroom just ate her brother. How many more family members have to disappear before someone believes her? The Dollhouse is a fun, all-ages thriller. USA, Narrative Short, 15 minutes.

Drama Shorts

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30
Running Time: 95 minutes

Shorts Program:  

The Swallow (UK) (15 min), Son (Germany) (20 min), Another Easygoing Brother in the Meadow Wind (USA) (8 min), Mail.Man (USA) (20 min), Retriever (Korea) (9 min), ID (Argentina) (9 min)

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Drop It

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35
Director: Adam J. Hardy
Rating: NR
Running Time: 10 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT SHORTS (97 min)    Directed by Adam J. Hardy, a rookie cop tries to live with his mistake to shoot an innocent man while the brother of the victim tries to track down the cop to kill him. USA, Narrative Short, 10 min.

Dying Of The Light, The

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:20
Director: Peter Flynn
Rating: NR
Running Time: 95 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed and Written by Peter Flynn. In the digital age, many do not realize that photochemical film faces an uncertain future. Through the eyes and lives of the last generation of career projectionists, differences in the process are told to a largely unknowing public. The disappearance of photochemical film can be likened to the paintings of The Masters being no longer painted but created electronically. USA. Documentary. 95 min.

Eagle Huntress, The

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:30
Director: Otto Bell
Rating: G
Running Time: 87 minutes
Country: United Kingdom/Mongolia/USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Otto Bell. THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film. United Kingdom/Mongolia/USA, Documentary, 87 minutes.

Echo

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Lisa Marie Evans

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Rating: NR
Running Time: 4 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1 (87 min) Directed by Lisa Marie Evans, Sabrina Staires creates a traveling art exhibit, Echo, about a former lead mining town in Oklahoma. The ghost town revealed in Echo was once declared by the EPA to be one of the most toxic towns in America. USA, KIFF Local, 4 min.

Employee Of The Day

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Alexander Isert & Christoph J Kellner
Rating: NR
Running Time: 15 minutes
Country: Germany
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Alexander Isert & Christoph J Kellner, In a world of mass consumption, overstimulation and performance pressure three people follow their day by day routine. Two of them work on an assembly line. Two of them share a secret. Two of them are part of the show. Only one can become EMPLOYEE OF THE DAY. Germany, Animation, 15 minutes.

Every Morning

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Director: Ross Harrison
Rating: NR
Running Time: 7:55 minutes
Country: United Kingdom

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (92 min) Directed by Ross Harrison, Every Morning is a documentary collage about his grandfather’s memories of the English countryside. Each day, Geoff walks the same path around a patch of woodland. As he does, he reminisces about growing up in the place where he has lived for almost 80 years. U.K, Documentary Short, 8 min.

Fallow Land Bears Sweet Fruit

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Andrew Francisco
Rating: G
Running Time: 23 minutes
Country: China

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Andrew Francisco, this is a documentary about ‘China’s first intentional community,’ and how some young people are re-interpreting the legacy of living together. Tang GuanHua and XingZhen are young luminaries of a nascent back-to-the-land movement. Their vision could be an important new direction for Chinese society, or a self-indulgent escape for a privileged few. Can their commune thrive within the world’s largest socialist state? China, Documentary Short, 23 minutes.

Feral Love

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:30
Director: Markie Hancock
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Rating: G
Running Time: 71 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Markie Hancock. Dorian Rence was the 7th woman to be accepted in The New York Philharmonic and in her 40-year career she has played with all of the greats: Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta, Luciano Pavarotti and Yo Yo Ma to name a few. Dorian also cares for a feral cat colony in the tunnels of New York City. Crazy cat lady or world-class musician? You decide. USA, Documentary, 71 minutes.

Fetch, The

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Cheryl Isaacson
Rating: NR
Running Time: 8 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Cheryl Isaacson, In a community warped by water scarcity, where men in power take whatever they want, whenever they want, one mother enacts a dangerous plan to protect her daughter. USA, Narrative Short, 8 minutes.

Figs For Italo

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Bob Celli
Rating: PG
Running Time: 18:48 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Bob Celli, Figs For Italo is inspired by true events. A question from a journalist transports Dora to a day in her past during WWII in her small hometown in Italy. She is eager to help her older brother, Italo, prepare for an important exam. Meanwhile, just a few miles away, the war is about to change their lives forever. USA, Narrative Short, 19 minutes.

Flight Fright

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Director: Jim Politano
Rating: NR
Running Time: 7:14 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF THE LIGHTER SIDE SHORTS (102 min) Directed by Jim Politano, An airline passenger with a fear of flying starts to see strange things after taking nerve medicine. This award winning comedy short is a parody of the famous Twilight Zone episode “Nightmare At 20,000 Feet”. USA, Narrative Short, 7 minutes.

Fursonas

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:30
Director: Dominic Rodriguez
Rating: R
Running Time: 82 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Dominic Rodriguez, Fursonas is a journey into the world of furries—a network of people united by a love of cartoon animals. The film treads the line between satirical jab and love-letter to the community. USA, Documentary, 82 minutes.

Good Grief JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:25
Director: Brandon Ford Green
Rating: NR
Running Time: 103 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Brandon Ford Green, Eight estranged childhood friends reunite in their hometown to say good-bye to the one thing that barely held them together. Inspired by one of the worlds most beloved comics. USA, Narrative Feature, 103 minutes.

Good Person Of Dafen, The

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Director: Loh Yeuk Sun
Rating: NR
Running Time: 27 minutes
Country: Hong Kong
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (92 min) Directed by Loh Yeuk Sun, Dafen Village is a place in Shenzhen where the wholesales of cut-price oil painting are concentrated. The story followed the Dafen oil painting teacher and some painters, they leave their homes come to Dafen, gone through all the sufferings in order to maintain the living and pursuit their dreams, nevertheless they still insist with an innocent hope. Hong Kong, Documentary Short, 27 minutes.

GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:20
Director: Dale Beaumont-Brown
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Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
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Synopsis: Directed by Dale Beaumont-Brown, GrassRoots: The Cannabis Revolution explores the campaign to change UK law surrounding cannabis. Clark French is battling Multiple Sclerosis. However, he does not treat MS with conventional medication, he self-medicates illegally, with cannabis. Over 3 years GrassRoots delves into socially, politically and media astute cannabis campaigners lives as they tackle societal stigma and the law. But, now they’re ready to take their cause into the mainstream. United Kingdom, Documentary, 90 minutes.

Harrow, The JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:35
Director: Kevin Stocklin
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 95 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Kevin Stocklin – A drifter named Miller lives in seclusion in an abandoned 100-year-old slaughterhouse – his only company is visions of Gale, his dead lover who was murdered a decade ago. When Gale’s daughter Ruth arrives, looking to dig up the past, she and Miller reassemble the shards of his shattered memory and are horrified at what they uncover. USA, Narrative, 95 minutes.

Head

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Stav Levi
Rating: G
Running Time: 4:20 minutes
Country: Israel
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Stav Levi, A bald and disheartened man stands on the edge of the ocean and decides to get rid of his head. Sadly, his decision has unfortunate consequences. Israel, Animation 4 minutes.

Hey Blue Eyes

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Daniel John Harris
Rating: NR
Running Time: 9:57 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Daniel John Harris, Erin Breen (Silicon Valley, HBO) and Aubrey Marquez (Chicago Fire, NBC) star in this neo-noir thriller about a woman who, suspecting her husband of having an affair, gets more than she bargained for when she investigates the truth. USA, Narrative Short, 10 min.

Hoyt

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:30
Director: Amy Kersten
Rating: PG
Running Time: 12:30 minutes
Country: USA

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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #2 (87 min)      Directed by Amy Kersten, A man meets a woman underground paying for his subway fare, only to discover her transformed into a mime on the other side of the turnstile. He finds himself revealing more than planned in an unlikely flirtation with a silent partner. USA, KIFF LOCAL, 12 min.

Hunter’s Fall

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Director: Peter J. McCarthy
Rating: NR
Running Time: 14 minutes
Country: Ireland
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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Peter J McCarthy, Sam is invited into the mountains by Emma, a childhood friend. Arriving at the camp, he meets her new friends and is immediately subjected to taunting and bullying. Sam soon realizes that Kyle, Emma’s new boyfriend, has it in for him and when the gang find out that he and Emma were previously dating the situation turns nasty. Ireland, Narrative Short, 14 minutes.

ID

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Showing on 10/07/2016 at 5:30
Director: Celina Fint
Rating: NR
Running Time: 8:51 minutes
Country: Argentina
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Synopsis: PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Celina Font, ID tells the story of Mery and Juan Pablo, who love the same man. Juan Pablo’s is a father’s love for a son he could not fix or save. Mery loves Ivan for the son he gave her. Mery and Juan Pablo are strangers to one another, yet their lives are entwined, tied together by the frustration by their failures to save Ivan, broken by his. Now, on a rainy night, in a make-shift waiting room in a poorly lit hallway, they face one another, mirroring each other’s loss. But, it is not Ivan they mourn—they did that years ago—it is the loss of their own identity as people who love an addict. Now their wait is over. Argentina, Narrative Short, 9 minutes.

Idea Thief, The

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Dani Alava & Juan Lozano
Rating: G
Running Time: 2 minutes
Country: Spain & Colombia
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Synopsis: ART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min)     Directed by Dani Alava and Lozano, A burglar has some special googles that allows him to see other’s people ideas floating in their heads and take them for his own selfish benefit. His misdeeds will end when he encounters a very special kid with a powerful and misterious idea. Spain & Columbia, Animated  Short, 2 minutes.

IFC Showcase

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:35
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Synopsis: The Independent Filmmakers Coalition of Kansas City presents a collection of short documentaries from area filmmakers, focusing on the vibrant Kansas City artistic community.

In The Same Boat

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Director: Francesco Zizola
Rating: NR
Running Time: 3:28 minutes
Country: Italy

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (92 min) Directed by Francesco Zizola, In the Same boat documents the rescue of over three thousand migrants happening in August and September 2015 off Libyan coast. Francesco Zizola was on board of the Bourbon Argos, a ship sent by the International medical relief organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (M.S.F.) to search and rescue the ever-increasing number of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean on unseaworthy vessels towards Europe. Italy, Documentary Short, 4 min.

Incomplete (Incomplets)

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Mickaël Schapira Villain
Rating: NR
Running Time: 12 minutes
Country: France
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Mickaël Schapira Villain; an old man, almost deaf, observes hospital patients. A pain-insensitive boy feels like a superhero. A young lad into a coma is surrounded by his owns. A nurse, who lost all sense of smell, treats wounded soldiers. And a father-to-be is scared to pass down his mutism to his baby. Five stories in one film, five characters facing their disabilities. France, Narrative Short, 12 min.

Indivisible JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:10
Director: Hilary Rose Lippert Linder
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 78 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Hilary Linder, Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their families were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers. Indivisible takes place at a pivotal moment in their lives, as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones. With the future of immigration reform uncertain, will they see their families again? USA, Documentary, 78 minutes.

Insatiable: The Homaro Cantu Story

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:20
Director: Brett A. Schwartz
Rating: NR
Running Time: 98 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Brett A. Schwartz, chef and inventor Homaro Cantu helped put Chicago on the culinary map and wanted to change the world. INSATIABLE takes you on a dizzying and thrilling ride with Cantu, in a story that moves from redemption and inspiration to tragedy and back again. USA, Feature Documentary, 98 minutes.

International Shorts

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Running Time: 95 minutes

Shorts Program:

The Chair (UK) (2 min), Unknown (Canada) (24 min), Hunter’s Fall (Ireland) (13 min), Mary Mother (Afghanistan) (19 min), Without (Italy) (15 min)

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Invisible

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:35
Director: Dimitri Athanitis
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 84 minutes
Country: Greece
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Synopsis: Directed by Dimitri Athanitis the film follows Aris, a 35 years-old worker in a factory, who is suddenly fired without any warning. Unable to accept the fact , feeling a victim, Aris decides to take justice in his own hands. But what is he going to do with his 6 years-old son? Greece, Narrative, 84 minutes.

Ironhead

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Director: Thomas C. Johnson & Neal Abbott
Rating: G
Running Time: 9:15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (90 min) Directed by Thomas C. Johnson & Neal Abbott, Ironhead documents the creative work of ironmonger Kelly Ludeking and the happenings at his Down on the Farm Iron Pour, a yearly communal gathering of local and national artists collaborating to make cast iron art at the Ludeking family farm in Decorah, Iowa. USA, Documentary Short, 9 minutes.

Jackie

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:30
Director: Pablo Larrain
Rating: R
Running Time: 95 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: Directed by Pablo Larrain with Screenplay by Noah Oppenheimer. Starring: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Billy Crudup and John Hurt. After the assassination of the President, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy recovers from the trauma to console her children, reestablish her faith, and realize that she will be the one to define her husband's place in history.  USA, Chile, France. Studio. 95 min.

Jewish Blind Date

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Director: Anaëlle Morf
Rating: G
Running Time: 16 minutes
Country: Switzerland
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Synopsis: PART OF THE LIGHTER SIDE SHORTS (102 min) Directed by Anaëlle Morf, Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure. Switzerland, Narrative Short, 16 minutes.

Joy! Blue Moon

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: John Vollmer
Rating: G
Running Time: 3 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by John Vollmer, Joy! Blue Moon is an exploration of music and visuals. Reacting to the Marcels’ version of Blue Moon, telescope observatories around the world experience joy as they are infused with the music. USA, Animation, 3 minutes.

Jump

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Director: Richard Anthony Dunford
Rating: PG
Running Time: 9:35 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (90 min) Directed by Richard Anthony Dunford. a lonely man at Christmas contemplating suicide meets a ghost. United Kingdom, Narrative Short, 9 minutes.

Ken Foster

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:35
Director: Josh Laner
Rating: NR
Running Time: 94 minutes
Country: Canada
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Synopsis: Directed by Josh Laner. Ken Foster is known as much for his beautifully distorted renditions of iconic cityscapes as he is for peddling them on the streets to support a serious crack habit and subdue a schizophrenic mind. When Ken’s considerable talent is put to the test in Vancouver’s Art Battle competition, what emerges is a gut-wrenching portrait of a man caught in conflict between ambition, ego and the desperation of needing his next fix. Canada, Documentary, 94 min.

KIFF Animation #1

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Running Time: 84 minutes

Shorts Program:

The Killer Buzz (USA) (7 min), Currency Affairs (USA) (4 min), The Idea Thief (Spain) (3 min), Animation Hotline, 2015 (USA) (7 min), Sisters (USA) (4 min), Some Days Are Bug Days (USA) (2 min), Balloon Ride (Australia) (5 min), The Mandarin Garden (Canada) (7 min), Barker (USA) (1 min), Head (Israel) (4 min), Employee of the Day (Germany) (15 min), Artemis (USA) (3 min), The Midnight Tourist (USA) (5 min), The Massage (USA) (3 min), Chhaya (UK) (10 min)

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KIFF Animation #2

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Running Time: 86 minutes

Shorts Program:

Workhouse (France) (7 min), The Sail (USA) (2 min), Hummingbird’s Wings (USA) (2 min), The Bookworm (USA) (2 min), Ahco on The Road (South Korea, USA) (8 min), Mannetjes (Netherlands) (2 min), Farewell (Taiwan) (4 min), Memory Sync (USA) (7 min), The Night Witch (USA) (4 min), In The Waves (USA) (5 min), Perched (UK) (10 min), September Sketch Book (USA) (7 min), Joy! Blue Moon (USA) (3 min), Rabbit Blood (Turkey) (4 min), Recursion (USA) (15 min)

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KIFF Local #1

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Running Time: 87 minutes

Shorts Program:

Town Teams, Bigger Than Baseball by Mark Honer (30 min), Quindaro by Jefferson Donald (20 min), Of Little Convenience by Andrew Shafer (11 min), Princesita by Lisa Marie Evans (4 min), Echo by Lisa Marie Evans (4 min), Sketches by Savannah Rogers (7 min), Proteus by Haley Chaffin (3 min), Strong Hearted by Kyle Kelley (4 min), Pony by Kyle Kelley (4 min)

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KIFF Local #2

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:30
Running Time: 87 minutes

Shorts Program:

The Offering by Don Maxwell (10 min), Out Here in Kansas by Adam Knapp (30 min), Corvalo by Anthony Ladesich (7 min), For Sale by Savanah Rogers, Hoyt by Amy Kersten (12 min), Love Shadow by Bill Pryor & Bill Gladen (11min), Pure Love 500 (male nudity) by Jon Michael Johnson (15 min)

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Killer Buzz, The

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Barry Jackson
Rating: NR
Running Time: minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min)     Directed by Barry E. Jackson. Two flies compete for the attention of a ladybug until the rivalry reaches cataclysmic proportions.

L’Encenedor Quàntic

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Pau Escribano
Rating: G
Running Time: 5:08 minutes
Country: Spain
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR (91 min) Directed by Pau Escribano, A couple is in a bar. When he comes back from the restroom, he tells her that he is not himself, that he has come from the future, and he asks her to do something for him that she would never have imagined having to do. Spain. Narrative Short, 5 minutes.

Last Conversation

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Badr Farha
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 15 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Badr Farha, Luci learns that his mother; Yvonne’s progressed stage of cancer is terminal, which triggers a need for spoken truths, carefully hidden and well kept his entire adult life. USA, Narrative Short, 15 minutes.

Last Folio (Posledny Portret)

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:25
Director: Katya Krausova
Rating: PG
Running Time: 81 minutes
Country: Slovakia
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Synopsis: Directed Katya Krausova and Produced by Yuri Dojc. A portrait of the works of Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc of the once vibrant Jewish communities of Slovakia. An emotional return journey to the world “before his childhood” there; a journey of unexpected personal encounters resulting in a discovery of all that he was searching for and more; a last illuminating portrait of a world with a history fighting death and oblivion. Slovakia. In Slovak w/subtitles. Documentary. 81 min.

LEGS: a big issue in a small town

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:35
Director: Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 76 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Beatrice Alda & Jennifer Brooke, explores one town’s reactions when two homeowners install a provocative and very large piece of art in their yard. The film is full of real-life characters, conflicts, and controversy as townspeople struggle to define their community. Is this seemingly idyllic village the accepting, welcoming place it appears to be? Perhaps, but like so many places in America, issues of race, class, sexual orientation, and xenophobia are also part of the intricately woven fabric of the town. USA, Documentary, 76 minutes.

Lion

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 4L45
Director: Garth Davis
Rating: NR
Running Time: 129 minutes
Country: Australia / UK / USA

Synopsis:   Directed by Garth Davis and Starring: Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel. Adapted from the book A Long Way Home, an Indian child loses his way and must survive on the streets of Calcutta. Miraculously, he is adopted transported overseas and raised by an Australian couple. A quarter century later Saroo Brierly (Dev Patel) sets out to find his birth family back in India. USA Distribution. Studio Film. 129 min.

Locas

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Director: Gabriel Beitia
Rating: NR
Running Time: 15 minutes
Country: Spain
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (90 min)Directed by Gabriel Beitia, Two middle women meet in the waiting room of a mental institution. Spain, Narrat

Lotus Eyes

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:30
Director: Joshua Land
Rating: NR
Running Time: 80 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Joshua Land, In search of the haven of his distant uncle’s farm, a 16-year-old runaway finds himself fighting for his life in a desolate post oil-crash American landscape until two mysterious strangers offer hope of survival. USA, Narrative, 80 minutes.

Love

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35
Director: Marcellus Cox
Rating: R
Running Time: 13 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT SHORTS (96 min) Directed By Marcellus Cox, Based on a True Story of Raymond Porter, A Young Man who captures and seeks his revenge on the murderer of his Mother. USA, Narrative Short, 13 minutes.

Love Shadow

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:30
Director: Bill Pryor
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL (87 min) Directed by Bill Pryor, Love Shadow uses imagery, music and poetry to explore the universal question, Is the pleasure worth the pain? USA, KIFF Local, 11 min.

Mahjong Box, The

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:30
Director: Fabien Gaillard
Rating: NR
Running Time: 92 minutes
Country: China
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Synopsis: Directed by Fabien Gaillard. Tom is an American living in Shanghai. Ever since his wife Ling died, Tom has lead a solitary life and fallen prey to depression. He roams the thrilling city, unable to put his life back together. One day, he finds hope upon meeting Bobo, a young woman who happens to resemble his former wife; but that’s their only thing in common. Bobo works as a hostess in a club and doesn’t seem interested in him, but he’ll try anything to win her over. China, Narrative, 92 minutes.

Mail.Man

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30
Director: William Aydelott
Rating: PG
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min) Directed by William Aydelott. A veteran postman copes with work cutbacks and his own frustration that in the new digital age of texts, tweets and emails, nobody’s writing actual letters anymore – while he’s left to deliver mostly bills and marketing flyers. Then a long lost letter and a crazed dog team up with a techie teenager to offer an unexpected solution. USA, Narrative Short, 20 minutes.

Mandarin Garden, The

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Joe Chang
Rating: G
Running Time: 7:35 minutes
Country: China / Canada
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Joe Chang, an award-winning director, animator and artist. The Mandarin Garden is about a pig into a girl in her sleep. She experienced a magical journey of a Chinese garden in the atmosphere of the music. China/Canada, Animation, 8 minutes.

Manikin

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Deva B. Anderson
Rating: NR
Running Time: 6:45 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Deva B. Anderson, In the bleak, dystopian future, tiny dolls called Manikins keep citizens of The State in check by feeding them messages of conformity, and obedience. Tara, who is hoping for a better life, purchases an aftermarket Manikin which boosts her morale with messages of hope, and courage. But when The State intervenes, Tara faces the dire consequences of trying to break free from the norm. USA, Narrative Short, 6 min 45 seconds.

Mannet Jes

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Mira Chendler
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2:25 minutes
Country: Netherlands
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION #2 (86 min) Directed by Mira Chendler, simple geometrical triangles become playing and dancing manlike figures. Netherlands, Animation, 2:25 minutes.

Margaret

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Director: Manan Singh Katohora
Rating: NR
Running Time: 13 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF RELATIONSHIP SHORTS (97 min) Directed by Manan Singh Katohora, After dealing with a series of extreme characters during a speed-dating event for senior citizens, an elderly woman meets a charming, exotic gentleman. USA, Narrative Short, 13 min.

Mary Mother

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Director: Sadam Wahidi
Rating: NR
Running Time: 19:20 minutes
Country: Afghanistan
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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Sadam Wahidi, Mary along with her two daughters live in a remote village of Afghanistan, the only son and young man of her family is serving for military in Kunduz province. One day she hears the news of fall of Kunduz province to the hand of Taliban on radio, since the authorities have no news of her son, she decides to start her own journey to Kunduz to find her son. Afghanistan, Narrative Short, 19 minutes.

Massage, The

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Director: Alex Cline
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2:43 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min)

Memory Sync

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: W. Travis Johnson
Rating: G
Running Time: 7:36 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by W. Travis Johnson, a broken robot awakens years after its memories last faded. It recalls a past life as a child’s toy, and vows to return to its home. In its absence, however, the city of its creation has fallen to decay, and the small robot must rely on memory and instinct to find its way through a desolate landscape. United States, Animation, 7 minutes.

Midnight Tourist, The

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Director: Koray Kocaturk
Rating: G
Running Time: 5 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Koray Kocaturk, For one little boy, Seattle literally comes to life. USA, Animation, 5 min.

Mile, The

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Dmitry Korabelnikov
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 16:22 minutes
Country: Russia

Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Dmitry Korabelnikov, Under the influence of his fancy, the man commits an action of which the fatal consequences can not be changed. Russia, Narrative Short, 16 minutes

My Friend Ed JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 5:05
Director: Sharon Baker
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 55 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Sharon Baker, My Friend Ed explores the notion of ‘hero’ versus ‘celebrity’ in a funny and poignant portrait of the roots and life-long activist career of actor Edward Asner. Seemingly hundreds of people from all walks of life know Ed simply as ‘friend’. His loyalty and generosity keeps him scrambling around the world at 85 years of age, and he still loves good fight! One may not always agree with Ed but his ethical foundation and fearless devotion to cause make him someone to study in a cultural era obsessed with ‘selfies’ and an overabundance of meaningless celebrity. USA, Documentary, 55 minutes.

Neruda

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:15
Director: Pablo Larrain
Rating: NR
Running Time: 107 minutes
Country: Chile
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Synopsis: Neruda Directed by Pablo Larrain, Written by Guillermo Calderon – Starring Gael Garcia Bernal. An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize Laureate, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940’s for joining the Communist Party. Chile’. Studio. 107 min.

Nia And Cheryl

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Weichao Xu
Rating: NR
Running Time: 13:40 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Weichao Xu, Ballet culture is unexpectedly inherited in an African American family. It brings dreams to mother-daughter ballerinas, and also lets them suffer great hardships in their own lives. USA, Documentary Short, 14 minutes.

Observation

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: Alexandre Laugier
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: France
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by Alexandre Laugier, an 12 year-old boy lose his parents a night without any explications. Twenty years later, they are back. France, Narrative Short, 20 minutes.

Occupants

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:40
Director: Russ Emanuel
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Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 80 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Russ Emanuel, a young couple, Annie and Neil Curtis, plan and produce a Clean Living documentary. Setting up cameras all over their house, their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves from another dimension. The doubles soon begin threatening the unsuspecting couple, who must find a way to close the dimensional portal. United States, Narrative, 81 minutes.

Of Little Convenience

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Andrew Ryan Shafer
Rating: NR
Running Time: 11 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1 ( 87 min) Directed by Andrew Ryan Shafer, Of Little Convenience tells the story of a smitten gas station attendant in the midst of writing a love letter to a customer. Unbeknownst to him the customer, along with her sleazy boyfriend, plan to execute a sexual fantasy under the guise of a robbery. USA, KIFF Local, 11 min.

Oh Crappy Day

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Director: Jon Lance Bacon
Rating: NR
Running Time: 18 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Jon Lance Bacon, Oh Crappy Day is a romantic comedy with a psychological twist: on a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low. USA, Narrative Short, 18 min.

Otherworldly Shorts

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Running Time: 89 minutes

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Roadside Assistance (USA) (7 min), Red Dress (Taiwan) (20 min), Canvas (Canada) (3 min), The Mile (Russian Federation) (16 min), A Normal Man (USA) (5 min), West Side Swordy (USA) (8 min), Manikin (USA) (7 min), The Spotter (Canada, USA) (9 min), In Memory (USA) (14 min)

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Out Here In Kansas

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:30
Director: Adam Knapp

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Rating: PG
Running Time: 33 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #2 (88 min) Directed by Adam Knapp. A fundamentalist Christian realizes he is gay as he’s wrapping up his college football career as an All-American lineman and discusses it with his former pastor, who was instrumental in making gay marriage illegal in Kansas. USA, KIFF Local Short, 33 minutes.

Out of Frame: Unseen Poverty in the Heartland JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:40
Director: Jason R. Fischer
Rating: G
Running Time: 73 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Jason R. Fischer, Out of Frame; Unseen Poverty in the Heartland, faces an issue head-on and a population largely ignored but fully present. If we keep our head down and avert our gazes, we can pretend the problem does not exist. We can look right past the “invisible poor.” USA, Documentary, 73 minutes.

Perched

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Liam Harris
Rating: G
Running Time: 10 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by Liam Harris, Hamish Fint, a crotchety old man used to a life of seclusion inside his submarine balanced precariously atop a mountain, struggles to maintain equilibrium when an unwelcome visiting seagull rocks his world. United Kingdom, Animation, 10 minutes

Pony

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Kyle Kelley
Rating: PG
Running Time: 4 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis:    Directed by Kyle Kelley, Kidnapped and tortured in a dark basement, a suburban father learns that toys and puppets are more than just fun.. USA, KIFF Local, 4 min.

 

Power To Change JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 4:55
Director: Carl A. Fechner
Rating: NR
Running Time: 94 minutes
Country: German
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Synopsis: Directed by Carl-A. Fechner, takes his audience on a journey through a country where hundreds of thousands of people are fighting for the energy revolution. The future of the world’s energy lies in decentralised, clean supplies stemming 100% from renewable sources. Germany, Documentary, 94 minutes

Princesita

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Lisa Marie Evans
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 4 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1 (87 min) Directed by Lisa Marie Evans, Virginia Oropeza, shares the stories behind tiaras, bibles, shoes and pillows from her daughter’s quinceñearas in Mexico and the US. USA, KIFF Local, 4 min.

Promissum

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Svere Grablomst Galgum
Rating: NR
Running Time: 5:45 minutes
Country: Norway

Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION (100 min) Directed by Sverre Gråblomst Galgum, an aging couple travels with an old ferry. She has developed Alzheimer, and they have a deal that he will stage an accident on the ferry when her mind has left her for good. But will he keep his promise? Norway, Narrative Short, 5:45 minutes.

Proteus

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Haley Chaffin
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 2:56 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1 (87 min) Directed by Haley Chaffin, Proteus, through a series of vignettes, gives a glimpse into the life of a woman suffering from a slew of delusions. Proteus candidly pulls the bond between conception of self and the reality of her mortal being by investigating the perception of reality, and in doing so,questions the notion of what it means to be ‘alone’.USA. Animation. 3 min.

Psychotic Break

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: Andrew Serban
Rating: NR
Running Time: 21 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by Andrew Serban, Struggling 20-something writer Gwen craves her successful older sister’s love and approval after her essay on the Rwandan genocide is accepted for publication, but when her sister brutally trashes her accomplishment, Gwen spirals into madness — losing not only her hold on reality but her very identity as a woman of conscience. USA, Narrative Short, 21 minutes.

Pure Love 500

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:30
Director: Jon Michael Johnson
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 15:56 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #2 (87 min) Directed by: Jon Michael Johnson, PURE LOVE 500. A young man is lost in the desert. He is rescued…but by whom and how? This is a comedy with eerie, otherworldly overtones — and that’s just the beginning. USA, KIFF Local, 16 min.

Recursion

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Joel Benjamin
Rating: NR
Running Time: 14:49 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by Joel Benjamin, a marooned astronaut and his bestial companion wander a strange land until one day they come across something truly mysterious that could forever put a rift in their friendship. USA, Narrative Short, 15 min.

Red Dress

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Chun-Yang Chu
Rating: PG
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: Taiwan
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Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Chun-Yang Chu, Biology sophomore, A-Jun, ventured deep into his brother, Ming Yi’s suspicious suicidal mystery. His girlfriend, Mei Mei, accompanied him to look for clues at Xuan Qi Club, where Ming Yi had once taken part in. They inadvertently found that Ming Yi’s death had something to do with the myth of the Little Girl in Red, and also involved with a body test. After that, the members of Xuan Qi Club were also fell victim. Helplessly, A-Jun and Mei Mei decided to risk their life to unveil the truth. Taiwan, Narrative Short, 20 minutes.

Relationship Shorts

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25
Running Time: 97 minutes

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Brix and the Bitch (USA) (10 min), A Safe (Russian Federation) (30 min), Another Love (Cyprus) (19 min), The Last Conversation (USA) (15 min), Hey Blue Eyes (USA) (10 min), Margaret (USA) (13 min)

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Retreiver

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30
Director: Joo Hwan Kim
Rating: R
Running Time: 25:09 minutes
Country: South Korea

Synopsis: PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min)

Rhino

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Syd Boyle
Rating: NR
Running Time: 10:01 minutes
Country: USA / Peru
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Syd Boyle, Floyd’s mind, fractured by mental illness, has created an alternate personality. As he fights to drive away the intruder, he is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice. Rhino is the story of a man’s struggle with mental illness, shot in real time with minimum dialogue to capture the essence of visual storytelling. USA/PERU, Narrative Short, 10 min.

Ride Of His Life

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Director: Sascha Reimold
Rating: NR
Running Time: 20 minutes
Country: Germany
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Synopsis: PART OF THE LIGHTER SIDE SHORTS (102 min) Directed by Sascha Reimold, after the bank robbery, Klaus uses a taxi as gettaway car and is forced to take one unexpected passanger after the other to their destinations, what makes his escape a little difficult. Germany, Narrative Short, 20 minutes.

Rigamo

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Chelsea Grayson
Rating: NR
Running Time: 13 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Che Grayson, In the midst of family loss and tragedy 6 year old Kera Moore discovers she has the power to bring people back to life with her tears. However she quickly learns this gift requires an incredible sacrifice. USA, Narrative Short, 13 minutes.

Ring, The

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Shikha Varma
Rating: G
Running Time: 2:59 minutes
Country: Bahrain

Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Shikha Varma, Nandini gets tempted by the aroma of food coming from a house. She peeps in and her world changes. The homemaker becomes very fond of the orphan girl. She gets warmth and affection until one day, her kind mother-figure misplaces her ring. Can Nandini be so ungrateful? “The Ring” unfolds… Bahrain, Narrative short, 3 minutes.

River, The

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: Georgia Bloo Nicolaou
Rating: PG
Running Time: 12 minutes
Country: Cyprus / United Kingdom
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Synopsis: PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by Georgia Bloo Nicolaou, It is 1942. A band of soldiers has been stuck in the woods during a ceasefire. The momentary peace and the increasing heat of early Spring misleads them into a sense of security and carelessness. After a dream of home and comfort, Anthony, a young soldier tries to hold on to his humanity and identity, seeking catharsis in the nearby river. Cyprus / United Kingdom, Narrative Short, 12 minutes.

Roadside Assistance

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Bears Fonte
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 7:27 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Bears Fonte, A mysterious woman stranded by the side of the road hitches a ride with a passing stranger – neither of them is who they seem. USA, Narrative Short, 7 min.

Runners

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:25
Director: Jerome V Green
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 94 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Jerome V Green, when a neighborhood drug dealer and his gang decide to infiltrate a local youth track club, they will stop at nothing to increase their bottom line. With the allure of money and prestige, they recruit young kids from the track clubs to transport their drugs using track batons. It seems like the perfect plan, but standing in their way is “Coach Archie Miles” who has a different plan for these inner city kids. USA, Narrative, 94 minutes.

Rush Brothers JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:40
Director: Jordan Haro
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Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 71 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Jordan Haro. The story of former #1 high school basketball player Jaron Rush, and how on and off of the court his younger brothers Kareem and Brandon are bound by each other’s successes – and by their failures. USA, Documentary, 71 min. JURY AWARD NOMINEE.

Sail, The

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Anna Taberko
Rating: NR
Running Time: 2:20 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min)Directed by Anna Taberko, an experimental animation about a dream of falling leaves. USA, Animation, 2:20 min.

Sci Fi/Horror Shorts

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Running Time: 91 minutes

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Stealing (UK) (7 min), Cain’s Shadow (Italy) (29 min), The Fetch (USA) (8 min), L’Encenedor Quàntic (The Quantum Lighter) (Spain) (5 min), Rigamo (USA) (12 min), The Unforgiven (USA) (8 min), Rhino (USA) (10 min), The Dollhouse (USA) (15 min)

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September Sketch Book

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Ronnie Cramer
Rating: NR
Running Time: 7:44 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min) Directed by Ronnie Cramer, September Sketch Book is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world. USA, Animation, 8 minutes.

Silent Night

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Director: Natalie MacMahon
Rating: G
Running Time: 21:20 minutes
Country: Germany
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Synopsis: PART OF THE TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #1 (96 min) Directed by Natalie MacMahon, “Silent Night”, is a story about a Christmas Eve gone wrong and one lie leads to another. Will “Nova” be able to get out of this uncomfortable situation? “Silent Night” is a Christmas themed drama with comedic elements set in Berlin. Slowly but surely it becomes an intense love triangle with a holiday spirit and a few funny and awkward moments. Germany, Narrative Short, 21 minutes.

Sisters

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: David Chontos
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 4:24 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by David Chontos, “Sisters” is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more. Conjured up by the song to which it’s set, the film represents a sincere vision of inspiration derived from the music of Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray). USA, Animation, 5 minutes.

Some Days Are Bug Days

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45
Director: Mary C. Taylor
Rating: G
Running Time: 2:14 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (84 min) Directed by Mary C. Taylor, Junebug is about to have another one of those days, a bug day. USA, Animation, 2 minutes.

Son

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Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30
Director: Konstantinos Sampanis
Rating: NR
Running Time: 19:49 minutes
Country: Germany
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Synopsis: PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Konstantinos Sampanis, set against the backdrop of post-war Germany, the screen adaptation of Siegfried Lenz’ short story shows a snapshot in time of Mr. Schwamm who wants to save his depressed son. During the pivotal night of this mission, he has an odd encounter… Germany, Narrative Short, 19 min.

Speed Sisters

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:25
Director: Amber Fares
Rating: NR
Running Time: 80 minutes
Country: USA, Palestine
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Synopsis: Directed by Amber Fares, SPEED SISTERS tells the story of the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, SPEED SISTERS takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could. USA/Palestine, Documentary, 80 minutes.

Spotter, The

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20
Director: Mitchell Lazar
Rating: NR
Running Time: 9 minutes
Country: Canada
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Synopsis: PART OF OTHERWORLDLY SHORTS (89 min) Directed by Mitchell Lazar, In the near future, a criminal is roped into helping a group flee from an oppressive government surveillance system. Canada, Narrative Short, 9 minutes.

Stealing

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Asham Kamboj
Rating: NR
Running Time: 7 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Asham Kamboj, Jude steals a USB with a video clip leading to a dark set of circumstances, United Kingdom, Narrative Short, 7 minutes.

Steve Shirley Shark Tagger

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:40
Director: Kristin Sherman Olnes
Rating: G
Running Time: 10:48 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOC SHORTS #1 (98 min.) Directed by Kristin Sherman Olnes. From Sport Fisherman to Ocean Conservationist, Steve Shirley guides viewers to understand and to care about his shark tagging study in the San Francisco Bay. USA, Documentary Short, 11 min.

Still

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30
Director: Emmy Gyori, Mor Albalak, Bryce Cyrier
Rating: NR
Running Time: 6 minutes
Country: England

Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (98 min) Directed by Emmy Gyori, Hours into the night, eyes wide open and arm strapped to the wall, Graham Short is engraving. He’s taken his art to new heights, engraving the Khanda on the point of a needle, deemed ‘the smallest piece of art in the world. England, Narrative Short, 6 minutes.

Strong Hearted

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05
Director: Kyle Kelley
Rating: PG
Running Time: 4 minutes
Country: USA

Synopsis:     Directed by Kyle Kelley, Surviving a heart transplant, a young girl realizes the true spirit of life and gratitude. USA, KIFF Local, 4 min.

 

T-Rex

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:35
Director: Drea Cooper and Zack Caneparui
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 86 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Drea Cooper & Zakary Canepari, 17-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields from Flint, Michigan dreams of being the first woman in history to win a gold medal in Olympic boxing. In order for her to succeed, she’ll need to stand her ground both inside and outside the ring. This is the true story of the young woman who made Olympic history…twice. And she’s only getting started. USA, Documentary, 86 minutes.

The Human Conditions

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Running Time: 100 minutes

Shorts Program:  

The Ring (Bahrain) (3 min), Age of Kaos (USA) (25 min), Two Landscapes (USA) (3 min), Viktor (USA, Russia) (11 min), Figs for Italo (USA, Italy) (18 min), A Sunny Day (Germany) (9 min), Promissium (Norway) (5 min), Incomplete (Incomplets) (France) (12 min), Valerie’s Suitcase (Canada) (14 min)

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The Lighter Side- Comedy Shorts

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Running Time: 102 minutes

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Flight Fright (USA) (7 min), In The Clouds (Argentina) (20 min), Oh Crappy Day (USA) (17 min), Jewish Blind Date (Switzerland) (16 min), Wifey Redux (USA) (22 min), Ride of His Life (Germany) (20 min)

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Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball

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Director: Mark Honer

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Rating: NR
Running Time: 30 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF LOCAL #1 (87 min)  Directed by Mark Honer, Long before multi-million dollar contracts, baseball was born and powered by amateur, town team players and their adoring fans. The men worked an average of 70 hours a week. But every Sunday afternoon, they hit the dusty, hot ball fields of Kansas to play for pride and the love of the game in front of crowds that sometimes numbered in the thousands. ‘Town Teams’ examines Kansas’ role in the explosion of baseball’s popularity in the late 1800s and early 1900s. USA, Documentary short, 40 min.

Train Station

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:25
Director: 40 Directors From Around The World
Rating: NR
Running Time: 93 minutes
Country: Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France
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Synopsis: Directed by 40 filmmakers from 25 different countries. When a mysterious train accident forces a man to change his plans, he is confronted with a series of choices, some big, some small. Each decision he makes leads to a different scenario, each one filmed by a different director with a different cast., Train Station is the second feature film by CollabFeature. Narrative, 93 minutes.

Twist of Fate #1

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45
Running Time: 96 minutes

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The River (USA) (12 min), Psychotic Break (USA) (21 min), Counselor (USA) (11 min), Silent Night (Germany) (21 min), Observation (France) (20 min), Beaumont (USA) (15 min)

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Twist of Fate #2

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25
Running Time: 90 minutes

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Complexion (USA) (12 min), Carne de Gaviota (Spain) (25 min), Jump (UK) (9 min), Canary (USA) (11 min), Yellow (USA) (18 min), Locas (Spain) (15 min)

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Two Landscapes

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Neil Ira Needleman
Rating: G
Running Time: 3:01 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Neil Ira Needleman, Two Landscapes shows the conflict between the landscape the eye sees and the one that’s deeply embedded in one’s memory. We long for closure and try to move on, but how can one forget the Holocaust? Starring the artist Herb Rogoff. USA, Narrative Short, 3 min.

Unforgiven, The

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Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40
Director: Jason Piccioni
Rating: NR
Running Time: 8:21 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF SCI FI/HORROR SHORTS (91 min) Directed by Jason Piccioni. In Purgatory, a cynical angel is forced to confront his own skepticism when he tries to save another soul.

Unknown

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Director: Jean-Marc Piche
Rating: G
Running Time: 24 minutes
Country: Canada

Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Jean-Marc Piché, “UNKNOWN” is the story of Gérard Soler is an intellectual Jew and controversial atheist author, who writes books on Israel; Gérard has garnered an international reputation. His life will take a sharp turn on a hot summer night, before leaving for a family reunion in New York city. He’s lost everything he loved. Pain. Guilt. rage. Resentment. Praying in solitude will be his only redemption. Canada, Narrative Short, 24 minutes.

Upstairs Inferno JURY AWARD NOMINEE

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:35
Director: Robert L. Camina
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Rating: NR
Running Time: 96 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Robert L. Camina, on June, 24, 1973, an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, called the Up Stairs Lounge. For 43 years, the deadly fire was the “Largest Gay Mass Murder in U.S. History”. Featuring interviews from survivors and witnesses, UPSTAIRS INFERNO revisits that fateful day and the utter lack of compassion and awareness that took place after. Narrated by famed New Orleanian and New York Times Best Selling Author, Christopher Rice. USA, Documentary, 96 min.

Valery’s Suitcase

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Arshad Khan
Rating: PG
Running Time: 14 minutes
Country: Canada
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Arshad Khan, Ali Momen (Beeba Boys) stars as Navid in this quirky romantic comedy about a brown boy looking for love in all the wrong places in a small Canadian countryside village. Canada, Narrative Short, 14 minutes.

Victor’s Last Class

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:25
Director: Brendan Brandt
Rating: NR
Running Time: 83 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by Brendan Brandt, A brazen acting teacher suffering from chronic pain is planning on ending his life, and a young filmmaker tries to change his mind. An examination of a life well lived, and a looming decision to end it. USA, Documentary, 83 minutes.

Viktor

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20
Director: Ann Prim
Rating: NR
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Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF THE HUMAN CONDITION SHORTS (100 min) Directed by Ann Prim, young Viktor escapes his parent’s world with the help of his grandmother. She allows Viktor to discover who he truly might be. USA, Narrative Short, 11 minutes.

Water Angel of East Porterville , The

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20
Director: Ryan Daniel McKinney
Rating: PG
Running Time: 19 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (92 min) Directed by Ryan Daniel McKinney, when a disaster starts to grow as hundreds of private wells begin to dry up in the rural parts of Porterville, California, concerned resident, and a victim of a dry well herself, Donna Johnson takes it upon herself to make sure that every impacted resident has clean drinking water. USA, Documentary, 19 min.

Whispering Pines

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Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35
Director: Jason E. Johnson
Rating: NR
Running Time: 16:22 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: PART OF CRIME & PUNISHMENT SHORTS (96 min) Directed by Jason E. Johnson, Finding that his life as a career criminal has left him empty, a middle aged gangster decides to retire for marriage and love. Tough choices must be made if he is ever going to have a chance at happiness. USA, Narrative Short, 16 minutes.

Wifey Redux

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Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20
Director: Robert McKeon
Rating: NR
Running Time: 22:27 minutes
Country: USA / Ireland
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Synopsis: PART OF THE LIGHTER SIDE SHORTS (102 min) Directed by Robert McKeon, Wifey Redux is a dark comedy about a man who becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his teenage daughter’s new boyfriend, based on the short story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry. USA/Ireland, Narrative Short, 23 minutes.

Without

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Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20
Director: Paola Sinisgalli
Rating: NR
Running Time: 19 minutes
Country: Italy / USA
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Synopsis: PART OF INTERNATIONAL SHORTS (95 min) Directed by Paola Sinisgalli, the scene opens in the heart of Lucania (Basilicata), Southern Italy, in the stillness of a heat-drenched village. The focus turns to a solitary old man a icted by alcoholism whose life seems headed towards decline. Scoffed by the rest of the village, he wanders off into the countryside, for a walk that will change his life forever. Italy/USA, Narrative Short, 19 min.

Workhouse

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Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40
Director: Charalambos Margaritis
Rating: G
Running Time: 6:49 minutes
Country: Cyprus
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Synopsis: PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (86 min)     Directed by Charalambos MargaritisThe workhouses were a kind of concentration camps where poor inhabitants of England were taken around the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century and were forced to work in various workshops producing artisan-ship products. Michel Foucault mentions workhouses very often, seeing in them an early stage of the contemporary forms of exclusion and marginalization of those elements of the population who do not fit the general rule. Subsequently, the workhouses function as an emblematic archetype of the heterotopia -the place of all those who have no place; they are the places destined to accept all those who are unacceptable, who belong nowhere.  Cyprus, Animation, 7 min.

Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town

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Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:35
Director: David Rae Morris
Rating: NR
Running Time: 84 minutes
Country: USA
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Synopsis: Directed by David Rae Morris. The history of race relations and the1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the hometown of the filmmaker’s father, the late writer, Willie Morris (author of “North Toward Home” and “My Dog Skip”). Unlike many districts in Mississippi where white families fled the public school system for newly formed private academies, integration in Yazoo City was considered by many to be a model of success for many years. USA, Documentary, 84 minutes.

KIFF Talent Attending the Festival


Dorain Rence

Feral Love
Musician/Actor

Markie Hancock

Feral Love
Director

Brandon Green

Good Grief
Director

Dale Beaumount-Brown

Grassroots
Director

Hilary Rose Lippert Linder

Indivisible
Director

Badr Farha

Last Conversation
Director

Beatrice Alda

Legs
Director

Jennifer Brooke

Legs
Director

Sharon Baker

My Friend Ed
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Liz Asner

My Friend Ed
Ed's Daughter

Ed Asner

My Friend Ed
Actor

Russell Emanuel

Occupants
Director

Jordan Haro

Rush Brothers
Director

Kareem Rush

Rush Brothers
Actor / BB player

Sue Jaye Johnson

T-rex
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Bing Wang

The Ability Exchange
Director

Kevin Stocklin

The Harrow
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Kevin Rumley

Train Station
Director

Robert Camina

Upstairs Inferno
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Daniel Montoya

Train Station
Director

Anthony Ladesch

Corvalo
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Lisa Marie Evans

Echo
Director

Savannah R

For Sale
Director

Andrew Shafer

Of Little Convenience
Director

Don Maxwell

Offering
Director

Adam Knapp

Out Here in Kansas
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Kenneth Linn

Out Here in Kansas
Editor, DP

Savannah Rodgers

Out Here in Kansas
Producer

Jon Pic

Out Here in Kansas
Producer

Me and Bill Gladden

Passage
Director

Kyle Kelley

Pony
Director

Lisa Marie Evans

Princesita
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Haley Chaffin

Proteus
Director

Jon Michael Johnson

Pure Love 500
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Savannah Rogers

Sketches
Director

Kyle Kelley

Strong Hearted
Director

Mark Honer

Town Teams, Bigger Than Baseball
Director

Jana Trnovcova

Consul General of the Slovak Republic to the U.S. in New York City