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  • A Casualty of War

    Director:  Thomas G. Smith
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Andreas Gejke
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  12:30 minutes

    Country: Sweden

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    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Meng Guo
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  5:15 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Winner of Best Women Filmmakers (Student) — InidieFEST


    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

    Director:  Valery Kharkov
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25

    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

    Director:  Timo Behnke
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    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

    Director:  Jason Tostevin
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  13:45 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Action Film Granite State Film Festival, Best Action/Suspense Film Phoenix ComicCon Film Festival, Best Crime Drama Short Indie Gathering Film Festival, Best Drama Short Ft. Worth Indie Film Showcase, Best Lead Actor – Overall International Indie Gathering, Best Ohio Film  International Indie Gathering, Best Ohio Cinematographer  International Indie Gathering. Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking South Dakota Film Festival, Best U.S Thriller Austin Revolution Film Festival, Best Director  Austin Revolution Film Festival, Audience Choice Austin Revolution Film Festival, Best of Fest (the “Guest Award”) Austin Revolution Film Festival , Outstanding Excellence – Writing Depth of Field Film Festival, Best Ohio Short FilmDayton Film Festival, Best Drama Short Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Outstanding Actor Zed Fest Film Festival, Outstanding Producing Zed Fest Film Festival , Audience Favorite  Zed Fest Film Festival, Best Dramatic Short Terror Film Festival, Best Actor Terror Film Festival, Best Actor in a Short Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival, Best Editing in a Short Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival, Best Dramatic Short Eyecatcher Intl Film Festival, Platinum Award Spotlight Horror Film Awards, Best in class – short film Cinema Constant Film Award , Best Actor  Alhambra Theatre Film Festival, Special Jury Prize – Best Suspense-Thriller Short WorldFest Houston, Platinum Remi – Directing, Short  WorldFest Houston, Best Lead Actor – Short Bare Bones International Film Festival, Best Movie Poster Twister Alley International Film Festival, Best Short Film Amsterdam Film Festival, Best Cinematography – Short  Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival, Best Produced Screenplay Glass City Film Festival, Best Short Glass City Film Festival. Golden Palm – Narrative Short Mexico Film Festival, Best Drama Snake Alley Festival of Film, Best Crime Short  Lionshead Film Festival, Best Ohio Short International Horror Hotel Film Festival, Best Ohio Cinematographer International Horror Hotel Film Festival , Best Ohio Director International Horror Hotel Film Festival, Best Action Short –Go West Fest


    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

    Director:  Bing Wang
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:30

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  75 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Film is sponsored by THE WHOLE PERSON . Silver Award Winner – Spotlight Documentary Film Award;Award of Merit – Accolade Global Film Competition; Project of the Month – Indiewire


    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.


  • Abschied / Farewell

    Director:  Cheng Chu Yu
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  4 minutes

    Country: Taiwan


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Directed by Cheng Chu Yu, Animals are going extinct every day, everyone knows we should protect the environment and save the earth.  This animation informs people of this important issue in a different way.  Taiwan, Animation, 4 minutes


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


  • Ahco On The Road

    Director:  Soyeon Kim
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  8:45 minutes

    Country: Korea / USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Animation – Hyart Film Festival, Best Short Narrative – Monarch Film Festival


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Joshua Zev Nathan
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30

    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

    Director:  Victor Perez
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25

    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

    Director:  Heather D. Freeman
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  3:40 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Evan Hughes
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  5:23 minutes

    Country: Australia

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Animated Film – Top Indie Film Awards, Artfools Video Festival, Frame by Sound Festival. Award of Merit – Best Shorts Competition. Bronze Remi – Worldfest Houston. 2nd Runner up best short film – Cause Film Festival.


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  J.C. Doler
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  15 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Director – TOFF 


    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

    Director:  Richard Wiley
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  2:15 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best of Ringling 2016 – Ringling College of Art and Design


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


  • Brix And The Bitch

    Director:  Nico Raineau
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  10 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Short Film – Atlanta Independent Film Festival, Best Action Short Film – Atlanta Underground Film Festival, The Bechdel Award – Connect Film Festival, Best Female Actor (Alex Marshall-Brown) – Connect Film Festival, Breakout Female Action Performance (Dre Swain) – Action On Film Festival, Gold Award – The Spotlight Short Film Awards, Best of Festival – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Director, Short Film – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Actress, Short Film (Drew Swain) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Actress, Short Film (Alex Marshall-Brown) – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Supporting Actor, Short Film – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Cinematography, Short Film – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Best Editing, Short Film – Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Award of Excellence – One Reeler Short Film Competition, Best Cinematography – One Reeler Short Film Competition, Best Music – One Reeler Short Film Competition, Best LGBT Film – Berlin Independent Film Festival, Best Director, Short Film – Artemis Women In Action Film Festival, Best Action Sequence – Northern Virginia International Film & Music Festival, Best Action Film – HollyShorts


    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

    Director:  Marie Schlingmann
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  R  •  Running Time:  11:14 minutes

    Country: USA / Germany

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    Synopsis:  PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (96 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


  • Carne De Gaviota

    Director:  Felipe Espinosa
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: Spain

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    Synopsis:  PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (96 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

    Director:  Mike Ritchie
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  2 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Super Short – UK Screen One International Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Nick Brandestini
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 12:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  93 minutes

    Country: Switzerland

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Documentary Award – Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Grand Jury Award – Guam International Film Festival, Best Documentary Award – Red Nation Film Festival, Honorable Mention Best Documentary – Anchorage International Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature Award – Oxford Film Festival, Audience Award Best Documentary – Durango Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature Award – One Nation Film Festival, Best Documentary World Cinema – Phoenix Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Hideyuki Tokigawa
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 5:10

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  93 minutes

    Country: Japan

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best of the Fest 2016 & Audience awards & Best Feature film – Intendence Film Festival, Best Actoress & Best Feature film – Los angeles cinema Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Brian McGuire
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  12:08 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (96 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)

    Director:  Stefano Gabbiani
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:40

    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.


  • Counselor

    Director:  Stephen Roll
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    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.


  • Currency Affairs

    Director:  Zehao Xue
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  3:52 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Gold Award-Oregon Film Awards, Best in Show-CEC short takes Film Festival, Best Animation-Festival of the Cinematics


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 min)     Directed by Zehao Xue, CURRENCY AFFAIRS tells a lifelong story between two pieces of paper currency.  USA, Animation, 4 minutes


  • Dollhouse, The

    Director:  Keli Wolfe
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40

    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.


  • Dying Of The Light, The

    Director:  Peter Flynn
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:20

    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

    Director:  Otto Bell
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:30

    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.


  • Employee Of The Day

    Director:  Alexander Isert & Christoph J Kellner
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  15 minutes

    Country: Germany

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  BEST ANIMATION AWARD / CINETEKTON! International Architecture and Film Festival-Puebla/Mexico, FINALIST / 6th FIC International Short Film Festival Argentina, Bella Vista, BEST DEBUT AWARD / SARMAT International Independent Film Festival, Orenburg / Russia , SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE JURY / PiGrecoZen Film Fest, Ancona , SPECIAL MENTION / I Filmmaker International Film Festival, Marbella / Spain 2015, SPECIAL MENTION / FINCORTEX – Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Experimentales, Tunja / Colombia 


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Ross Harrison
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  7:55 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom

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    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Andrew Francisco
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  23 minutes

    Country: China

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    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Markie Hancock
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:30

    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 minus


  • Fetch, The

    Director:  Cheryl Isaacson
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40

    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

    Director:  Bob Celli
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  18:48 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Special Jury Award,  Dramatic Original – WorldFest Houston International Film Festival , Grand Prize Best National Short – Siouxland Film Festival, Best Short Drama – Trail Dance Film Festival, Best Short – Shawna Shea Film Festival , Audience Choice – Redlands Film and Beer Festival , Award of Excellence: Film Short – The Best Shorts Competition, Award of Excellence: Film Short – The Accolade Global Film Competition, Audience Choice Award, Narrative Short, 1st Runner Up – Woods Hole Film Festival, Honorable Mention – Hollywood NORTH Film Festival, Award of Excellence: Film Short – The IndieFest Film Awards


    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

    Director:  Jim Politano
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  7:14 minutes

    Country: USA


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  GOLD REMI AWARD-Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival, BEST OF CRAFT-AZIndie Festival, AREA 51 AWARD-Sci-On Film Festival, DARK COMEDY-Steam House Coffee Film Festival, BEST COMEDY-The World’s Independent Film Festival, BEST COMEDY/BEST DIRECTOR/ BEST ACTOR/ BEST ACTRESS/BEST SUPP. ACTOR/ BEST SUPP. ACTRESS/ BEST PRODUCER-Zed Fest Film Festival, BEST ACTOR/BEST ACTRESS/ BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY…Phoenix Film Festival, BEST ACTOR/BEST ACTRESS-Arizona Independent Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Dominic Rodriguez
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:30

    Rating:  R  •  Running Time:  82 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Spirit Of Slamdance Award


    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, Documentar, 82 minutes


  • Good Grief

    Director:  Brandon Ford Green
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    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:25

    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

    Director:  Loh Yeuk Sun
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  minutes

    Country: Hong Kong

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    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Dale Beaumont-Brown
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  R  •  Running Time:  90 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary – Norwich Radical Film Festival


    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

    Director:   Kevin Stocklin
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    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 7:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  95 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Feature Film – Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival


    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

    Director:  Stav Levi
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  4:20 minutes

    Country: Israel

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  ASIF 2nd place (student category), Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Animation Short, Brainwash Film Festival – 3rd place.


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Daniel John Harris
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25

    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.


  • Hunter’s Fall

    Director:  Peter J. McCarthy
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  14 minutes

    Country: Ireland

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Founder Award – Flyway Film Festival, Wisconsin ,  Best Actor – Charleston International Film Festival, South Carolina


    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

    Director:  Celina Fint
    Showing on 10/07/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  8:51 minutes

    Country: Argentina

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Actress TMFF – The Monthly Film Festival, Best Director Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, Best Foreign Short California International Short Film Festival,  Award of merit as a leading actress The Indie Fest


    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

    Director:  Dani Alava & Juan Lozano
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  2 minutes

    Country: Spain & Colombia

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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, Narrative Short, 2 minutes.


  • IFC Showcase

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    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 7:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  minutes
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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


  • Incomplete (Incomplets)

    Director:   Mickaël Schapira Villain
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    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

    Director:  Hilary Linder
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:10

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  78 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Documentary – Boston International Film Festival,  Special Grand Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking – Arizona International Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Brett A. Schwartz
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  98 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Silver Award Winner-Spotlight Documentary Film Awards,  Award of Recognition-The Hollywood Int’l Independent Documentary Awards, Bronze Winner-Telly Awards


    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.


  • Invisible

    Director:  Dimitri Athanitis
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:35

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  84 minutes

    Country: Greece

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor-London Greek Film Festival, Special Actor Prize-Athens European Panorama


    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

    Director:  Thomas C. Johnson & Neal Abbott
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  9:15 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Honorable Mention for the Walter Ordway , Best of Fest Award at the Oneota Film Festival


    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.


  • Jewish Blind Date

    Director:  Anaëlle Morf
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20

    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

    Director:  John Vollmer
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  3 minutes

    Country: USA


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Award of Recognition, Accolades Global Film Competition 


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Richard Anthony Dunford
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  9:35 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Story – South Shorts film festival 2016, Best Actress – Reading Fringe Film Festival 2016


    Synopsis:  PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (96 min)     Directed by Richard Anthony Dunford. a lonely man at Christmas contemplating suicide meets a ghost.  United Kingdom, Narrative Short, 9 minutes.


  • Ken Foster

    Director:  Josh Laner
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  94 minutes

    Country: Canada

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Jury Award Best Feature Film, Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival


    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.


  • Killer Buzz, The

    Director:  Barry Jackson
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 min)     Directed by Barry E. Jackson. Two flies compete for the attention of a ladybug until the rivalry reaches cataclysmic proportions.


  • L’Encenedor Quàntic

    Director:  Pau Escribano

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  5:08 minutes

    Country: Spain

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  BEST SHORT-Another Independent International Film Festival, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE / AUDIENCE AWARD- Festival 30 dies. Festival de cinema fantàstic a Andorra, SPECIAL MENTION -Short of the Year. Madrid, Spain , BEST COMEDY SHORT – Shorty Week Film Festival. El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain. , GOLD REMI AWARD, SCIENCE FICTION-Worldfest. Houston, USA , BEST SCREENPLAY-FIC BiE. Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain  


    Synopsis:  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

    Director:  Badr Farha
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    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:25

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  15 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:   Award of Recognition – IndieFEST


    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)

    Director:  ​Katya Krausova​
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:25

    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

    Director:  Beatrice Alda and Jennifer Brooke
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    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  76 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Remi Winner- 49th Worldfest- Houston, Audience Award- Fine Arts Film Festival, Best Documentary- F.A.M.E


    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.


  • Locas

    Director:  Gabriel Beitia
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  15 minutes

    Country: Spain

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    Synopsis:  PART OF TWIST OF FATE SHORTS #2 (96 min)     Directed by Gabriel Beitia, Two middle women meet in the waiting room of a mental institution. Spain, Narrat


  • Lotus Eyes

    Director:  Joshua Land
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:30

    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

    Director:  Marcellus Cox
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35

    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.


  • Mahjong Box, The

    Director:  Fabien Gaillard
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 7:30

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  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

    Director:  William Aydelott
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Narrative Short, Trail Dance Festival, Best Fiction Film, Short, Sweet Film Festival, Best First Film, Long Island International Film Festival, Best Comedy, New Hope International Film Festival, Finalist Award, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival


    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

    Director:  Joe Chang
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  7:35 minutes

    Country: China / Canada

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Award of merit of animation in the Best Shorts Competition in La Jolla, CA, USA


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Deva B. Anderson
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    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

    Director:  Mira Chendler

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  2:25 minutes

    Country: Netherlands

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best International Anime’ Short-Short Film, Texas Ultimate Shorts 2016, 2nd Place Animtation, 12 Months Film Festival (Romania)


    Synopsis:  Directed by Mira Chendler , simple geometrical triangles become playing and dancing manlike figures.  Netherlands, Animation, 2:25 minutes


  • Mary Mother

    Director:   Sadam Wahidi
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20

    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

    Director:  Alex Cline
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  2:43 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Directed by Alex Cline, The Massage is a short about a middle-aged couple enjoying some intimate time on a chill Sunday afternoon. The Massage is one of four shorts under the moniker “Bill and Jeannie.” USA, Narrative Short, 3 minutes.


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 min)


  • Memory Sync

    Director:  W. Travis Johnson
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  7:36 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:   Koray Kocaturk
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  5 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 min)     Directed by Koray Kocaturk, For one little boy, Seattle literally comes to life. USA, Animation, 5 min.


  • Mile, The

    Director:  Dmitry Korabelnikov
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  16:22 minutes

    Country: Russia


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best film by FIPRESCI “Spirit of Fire” Film Festival (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

    Director:  Sharon Baker
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    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 5:05

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  55 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Short Documentary – NYC Film Festival and Garden State Film Festival


    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


  • Nia And Cheryl

    Director:  Weichao Xu
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  13:40 minutes

    Country: USA

    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Alexandre Laugier
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: France

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Editing – Indie Horror film festival, Best Actress – Monthly film festival , Award of Excellence – TBAE showcase, Best music – SMR13 film festival


    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

    Director:  Russ Emanuel
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    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:40

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  80 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best of the Festival, 2nd Place – Phoenix Comicon Film Festival, Best Director – Florida Supercon Film Festival


    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


  • Out Here In Kansas

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

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  33 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF ‘KIFF LOCAL 2’     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

    Director:  Jason R. Fischer
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:40

    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

    Director:  Liam Harris
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  10 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Special Mention for Best Animation – 32nd Cartoon Club The International Film Festival of Animation (Rimini/Italy)


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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


  • Power To Change

    Director:  Carl A. Fechner
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 4:55

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  94 minutes

    Country: German

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award, DEAUVILLE GOLDEN GREEN AWARD


    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


  • Promissum

    Director:  Svere Grablomst Galgum

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  5:45 minutes

    Country: Norway

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    Synopsis:  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.


  • Psychotic Break

    Director:  Andrew Serban
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    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


  • Recursion

    Director:  Joel Benjamin
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  14:49 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Chun-Yang Chu
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: Taiwan

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Entrting – Marche Du Film


    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


  • Retreiver

    Director:  Joo Hwan Kim
    Showing on 11/07/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  R  •  Running Time:  25:09 minutes

    Country: South Korea


    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Drama, Best Director Honorable Mention – Asians on Film Festival of Shorts, Best International Short Film – Roma Cinema DOC


    Synopsis:  PART OF DRAMA SHORTS (95 min)


  • Ride Of His Life

    Director:  Sascha Reimold
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  20 minutes

    Country: Germany

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Film – Videoslam Freiburg


    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

    Director:  Che Grayson
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  13 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Chairman’s Choice Selection – Queen City Black Film festival


    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

    Director:  Shikha Varma
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    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

    Director:  Georgia Bloo Nicolaou
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    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

    Director:  Bears Fonte
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  7:27 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Buffalo Dreams – Horror Short – Runner Up ,  Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival (MiSciFi)
- Best Horror Film , SENE Film Festival
- Best Horror Film ,High Desert International Film Festival
 – Best SciFi Film


    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

    Director:  Jerome V Green
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:25

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Winner Excellence Award Rincon International Film


    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

    Director:  Jordan Haro
    In attendance: Jordan Haro will be attending
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  PG-13  •  Running Time:  71 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Feature Film – Asia Pacific International Filmmaker Festival


    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

    Director:  Anna Taberko
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  2:20 minutes

    Country: USA

    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 min)     Directed by Anna Taberko, an experimental animation about a dream of falling leaves. USA, Animation, 2:20 min.


  • September Sketch Book

    Director:  Ronnie Cramer
    Showing on 11/10/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  7:44 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Animated Film – American Movie Awards, Best Animated Film – Colony Short Film Festival, Best Animation – North Wales Film Festival, Best Animated Short – Iowa Motion Picture Awards Best Animation – Colorado Film Awards, Best Animation – ReelheART International Film Festival, Best Short Animation – Wolves Film Awards Lithuania, Best Animation – Mindfield Film Festival, Best Animated Short – Top Indie Film Awards


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:   Natalie MacMahon
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:45

    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

    Director:  David Chontos
    In attendance: http://www.davidchontos.com/
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  4:24 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Award of Excellence in Animation – IndieFest Film Festival , Award of Excellence in Animation – Best Shorts Film Festival, Best Animation – Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, Best Short Film (Silver) – FAME’US International Film Festival


    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 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

    Director:  Mary C. Taylor
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:45

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  2:14 minutes

    Country: USA

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    Synopsis:  PART OF KIFF ANIMATION SHORTS #1 (90 min)     Directed by Mary C. Taylor, Junebug is about to have another one of those days, a bug day.  USA, Animation, 2 minutes.


  • Speed Sisters

    Director:  Amber Fares
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:25

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  80 minutes

    Country: USA, Palestine

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Audience Award for Best Feature – Irish Film Institute Doc, Fest
Jury Award for Best Documentary – Adelaide Film Festival, 
Best Documentary – Vail Film Festival, 
Youth Jury Award – CMCA PriMed


    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

    Director:  Mitchell Lazar
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 7:20

    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

    Director:  Asham Kamboj
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  7 minutes

    Country: United Kingdom

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best short in horror and science- 16 International Film Festival, Jaipur India 2016  


    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.


  • Still

    Director:   Emmy Gyori, Mor Albalak, Bryce Cyrier
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 5:30

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  6 minutes

    Country: England

    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #1 (90 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


  • T-Rex

    Director:  Drea Cooper and Zack Caneparui
    In attendance: Sue Jaye Johnson
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  86 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Audience Award -San Francisco Film Festival, Youth Audience Award -Hot Docs Film Festival, Best First Feature-Traverse City Film Festival, Best Documentary-Sidewalk Film Festival,  Best of Festival-Made in Michigan Film Festival, Audience Award-Made in Michigan Film Festival, Best Cinematography-Made in Michigan Film Festival, Special Jury Prize-Providence Children’s Film Festival, Audience Award-Baltimore Film Festival


    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.


  • Town Teams: Bigger than Baseball

    Director:  Mark Horner
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 5:05

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  40 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Judges Recognition Award – 2016 Doc Sunback Film Festival


    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.   Documentary short, 40 min.


  • Train Station

    Director:  40 Directors From Around The World
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:25

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  93 minutes

    Country: Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, France

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Feature Film – Los Angele Diversity Film Festival, Best Feature Film – Miami Independent Film Festival 


    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.


  • Two Landscapes

    Director:  Neil Ira Needleman
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  G  •  Running Time:  3:01 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Second Prize-Black Maria Film Festival 


    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

    Director:  Jason Piccioni
    Showing on 11/04/2016 at 7:40

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  8:21 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  BEST SCREENPLAY SHORT – IDYLLWILD FILM FESTIVAL


    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

    Director:  Jean-Marc Piche
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20

    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

    Director:  Robert L. Camina
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 2:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  96 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  JURY AWARD: HONORABLE MENTION – Frameline: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM – Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, JURY AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARD – Long Beach QFilm Festival, SPOTLIGHT FILM – FilmOut San Diego, JURY AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD – FilmOut San Diego, PROGRAMMING AWARD: FREEDOM AWARD – FilmOut San Diego, AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST DOCUMENTARY – FilmOut San Diego , CLOSING NIGHT FILM – North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival , JURY AWARD: BEST MEN’S DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM – North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, AUDIENCE AWARD: BEST MEN’S FEATURE – North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, AUDIENCE AWARD: FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY – North Louisiana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival , JURY AWARD: FAVORITE FEATURE FILM – Pride Film Festival, Bryan/College Station LGBT Film Festival , JURY AWARD: BEST SOUTHERN FILM AWARD – Kaleidoscope: Little Rock Int’l LGBT Film Festival , CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY – Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival , CENTERPIECE DOCUMENTARY – Fresno Reel Pride , OPENING NIGHT FILM – OutReels Cincinnati Gay and Lesbian Film Festival , QUEEN CITY AWARD – OutReels Cincinnati Gay and Lesbian Film Festival , FILM FESTIVAL FAVORITE – Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival , FILM FESTIVAL FAVORITE – Out on Film, Atlanta’s LGBTQ Film Festival


    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

    Director:  Arshad Khan
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    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

    Director:   Brendan Brandt
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:25

    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

    Director:  Ann Prim
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  minutes

    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

    Director:  Ryan Daniel McKinney
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  PG  •  Running Time:  19 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:   Best Short Documentary-Revolution Me Film Festival


    Synopsis:  PART OF DOCUMENTARY SHORTS #2 (90 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

    Director:  Jason E. Johnson
    Showing on 11/05/2016 at 2:35

    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

    Director:  Robert McKeon
    Showing on 11/06/2016 at 12:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  22:27 minutes

    Country: USA / Ireland

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Short Film – LA Comedy Festival, Best Actor in a Short Film, Aidan McArdle – LA Comedy Festival, Best Direction of a Short Film, Robert McKeon – LA Comedy Festival, Best Short Film – Kansas City Film Festival, Best Short Film Drama / Comedy – The Indie Gathering, Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Daniel Katz – Galway Film Fleadh, Honorable Mention – FilmFest DC


    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

    Director:  Paola Sinisgalli
    Showing on 11/09/2016 at 5:20

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  19 minutes

    Country: Italy / USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Best Short Film – NYC Downtown Short Film Festival, The Dozen Prize – Nastri D’Argento


    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.


  • Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town

    Director:  David Rae Morris
    Showing on 11/08/2016 at 7:35

    Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  84 minutes

    Country: USA

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    AWARDS RECEIVED:  Most Transformative Film- 2105 Crossroads Film Festival,  Special Mention/Award of Merit- IndieFEST Film Awards,  Award of Merit.- Accolade Global Film Competition 


    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. <brian.mossman@kansasfilm.com>