Official Selections

2019 Films

Bonobo

Directed by Zoel Aeschbacher

When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.

Learn more about Zoel and his film here.

Evaporated

Directed by Jimena Muhlia

A teenage boy with overflowing hormones can’t help but start fantasizing about his best friend’s mother after inadvertently catching her in a compromising position. Thus begins a test of their friendship’s strength.

Learn more about Jimena and her film here.

Facing It

Directed by Sam Gainsborough

As a man anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own difficult memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.

Learn more about Sam and his film here.

 

Guns Found Here

Directed by David Freid

A surprisingly non-fictional tragicomedy about how America traces a gun involved in a gun crime back to its owner.

Learn more about David and his film here.

 

Life in Miniature

Directed by Ellen Evans

A short film about small things and the woman who creates them.

Learn more about Ellen and her film here.

Light My Fire

Directed by Bobb Barito

A vengeful father hunts down his daughter’s boyfriend on the Fourth of July.

Learn more about Bobb and his film here.

Melodi

Directed by Michael Kam

An awkward, lonely boy is infatuated with his new neighbor, a young caregiver. In his own way, he reaches out to her…

Learn more about Michael and his film here.

Muteum

Directed by Aggie Pak-yee Lee

Muteum is a mutation journey that happened in an Art Museum.

Learn more about Aggie and her film here.

Outdooring

Directed by Maxwell Addae

A young man attends his nephew’s baby naming ceremony with a plan to steal the money collected from family and friends to run away and keep a secret hidden.

Learn more about Maxwell and his film here.

She-Pack

Directed by Fanny Ovesen

Anarchy emerges at a public pool party when a group of small girls push the limits of their strength and power.

Learn more about Fanny and her film here.

The Culture

Directed by Ernst De Geer

It’s the opening night at the concert house where Arvid works, but when his sister steals the spotlight, his worst sides are revealed.

Learn more about Ernst and his film here.

The Funeral Band

Directed by Nicholas Manuel Pino

On his first day as the newest member of ‘Thicker than Blood Brass Band,’ John, a now teenager displaced by Hurricane Katrina, learns all about the unique community he’s been disconnected from and the traditions that follow them to the grave.

Learn more about Nicholas and his film here.

The Rat

Directed by Carlen May-Mann

It’s Halloween night, and Renee is madly in love with her boyfriend Jim. On their way to a frat party, he takes a detour to a haunted house, where Renee is forced to confront a terrifying situation.

Learn more about Carlen and her film here.

2018 Films

Ablution

Directed by Omar Al Dakheel

The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Learn more about Omar and his film here.

Bad News

Directed by Alicia McDonald

When some people are unable to switch off from work, it can be fairly noticeable. We see one particular group of friends who are suffering more than most and hear how it has even started affecting one of the group’s home life.

Learn more about Alicia and her film here.

 

Casey

Directed by Shanrica Evans

A teenager with gender dysphoria witnesses the physical assault of a transgender woman.

Learn more about Shanrica and her film here.

Cowboy Town

Directed by Jennifer Boles

Cowboy Town is an impressionistic documentary about a 1970s replica roadside ghost town with automatons in rural South Dakota.

Learn more about Jennifer and her film here.

Do No Harm

Directed by Marielle Woods

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic’s job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

Learn more about Marielle and her film here.

Mite-y Beard

Directed by Sarah-Leigh Burger

A displeased wife enters a world of unexpected adventure after deciding to finally confront her husband’s stubborn, unkept beard. 

Learn more about Sarah and her film here.

Special Feature

Directed by Steven Sears

A special feature making-of for a motion picture. 

Learn more about Steven and his film here.

 

Spinosaurus

Directed by Tessa Hoffe

A young girl cares for her younger brother at home, while she awaits her mother’s return.

Learn more about Tessa and her film here.

 

The Eleven O’Clock

Directed by Derin Seale

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Learn more about Derin and his film here.

 

Towards the Sun

Directed by Monica Santis

A 12-year-old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children’s shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

Learn more about Monica and her film here.

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