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After all his research is stolen, an astrophysics student makes a bargain with a woman in order to get it back. Neither is prepared for the old wounds that will open or the connection they will make when they risk it all.

The Allnighter

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Starring Dermot Mulroney, Darren Mann, Alyssa Goss, Sonja Sohn, and Mena Suvari--a thriller where a young ex-con risks his freedom to track down the estranged daughter of a fellow inmate.

Breakwater
WORLD PREMIERE, SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS, & AFTER PARTY

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"GLORY" meets "DANCES WITH WOLVES." When a soldier deserts from battle, he soon discovers the true cost of war through a young heroic black man, who teaches him the real meaning of Freedom.

Freedom's Path

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Starring Emily Bader, Odessa A’zion, Jennifer Esposito, Domenick Lombardozzi, Annabella Sciorra, and Nicholas Cirillo, Esposito’s filmmaking debut boldly shines a light on the never-before-seen women of the beloved mob movie genre.

Fresh Kills
OPENING FILM, SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS, & AFTER PARTY

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During lockdown in Italy, Roxanne, a gruff pipe organ restorer struggles to control her obsessive attraction to Lucia, her new 20-year-old mute assistant. An exploration of our aching need for human connection and touch.

The Grand Bolero

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A struggling actor and writer is on the path to finally make a big break in her career. But she’s going to have to put her complicated life back together in the aftermath of a tragic event. A story examining the complexity, ridiculousness, and intersection of faith, creativity, family, and grief that shows how we often think we only have one chance to figure it all out, but the reality is, we have a million chances to get it right.

Last Chance Charlene

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Montreal’s underground nightlife is legendary. Follow Ramy, a poet from the Middle East who is in Montreal for med school, and thanks to his partying cousin, meets two local girls and embarks on a relationship that shows him his destiny.

Montréal Girls

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Starring award-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), and Katelyn Nacon (The Walking Dead), LINOLEUM follows the host of a failing children's science show as he tries to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage. But, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.

Opening Night Screening w/ Jim Gaffigan

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The story of a small community family—a grandfather (Mahadu), his widowed daughter-in-law (Lakshmi), and her young son (Shambhu)—who traditionally assist people in carrying out the last rites of their loved ones. While Mahadu believes in age-old traditions and that Shambhu will follow in his footsteps, Shambhu wants more for himself. Will this tear their family apart?

The Other Side

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Featuring appearances from legends of the past, veteran journeymen, rising and current independent stars and important wrestling experts, Out in the Ring explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

Out In The Ring

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Comedy and action ensure, as two brothers rely on a handful of friends to face the fury of the Chinese Mafia. With the help of the Smoke Master and a fighting style based on the properties of marijuana, they will try to overcome this huge challenge.

The Smoke Master

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Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chaos Walking) shines in this powerful and moving story. Ghosting through life, a socially awkward woman faces the opportunity of love.

Sometimes I Think About Dying
ICON OPENING FILM w/ MEETUP

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Follow a teenage graffiti artist who ran away from home and holds up an unwary MTA worker in a robbery gone right that would change their lives forever.

Story Ave
CLOSING NIGHT FILM w/ MEETUP

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Hear from top producers on getting films/tv made and seen!

Storytelling Celebration

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Storytelling Celebration

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Three siblings attempt to reconcile over their mother’s death but are torn between mourning and greed. Family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as they soon find out.

Trust

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In the summer of 2006, the San Francisco Bay Area was “Going Dumb! And Ghostriding the Whip!” WE WERE HYPHY examines and celebrates Hyphy, a thumping subgenre of hip hop, famous for its pounding bass, humorous slang, and insane dances!

We Were Hyphy

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Starring Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, The Strain), Karen Pittman (And Just Like That, The Morning Show), and Michelle Veintimilla (Gotham, Seven Seconds), a timely, emotional thriller in which three characters battle it out at the intersection of race, class, and criminal justice.

What We Do Next

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A young performer is stuck under the harsh demands of her father and their community's expectations. During a night out to let loose and have some fun with her friends, she meets a young man with whom she quickly forms a bond, forcing her to question everything she has known.

Balloon Animal

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Starring Tim Realbuto, Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Matt Peters, Coolio, and Sally Kirkland, a story filled with inspiration and joy about an obese multiple sclerosis patient who takes up his late Father's sport of boxing to find inner peace.

Bobcat Moretti

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Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show) stars as Carmen, a woman finding a new start to life. After her elderly brother, who was a priest, passes, she’s no longer expected to devote her life as caretaker. Through a set of odd circumstances, she finds herself hearing confessions in a local church, to the delight of many parishioners and the horror of the authorities.

Carmen

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Starring Sol Miranda (Unbreakable Kimmy Schnidt), Victoria Cartagena (Batwoman), and Tovah Feldshuh (Star Wars: Resistance, The Walking Dead), the beautiful story about a Latinx mother and daughter facing major life changes and how their love challenges and sustains them.

Come Find Me

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When the Chang siblings’ dad begins not acting normal and won’t leave the house, they set out to deal with dad, leading them to reconnect and discover they have a lot more in common than they think. Filled with humor and heart, a case study on relationships of all kinds and what we have to do to protect them.

Dealing With Dad

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A modern screwball comedy concerning Susan and Henry, who are hosting a dinner party while trying to make good on a lie concerning the recent death of their "father." Unexpected guests arrive, causing the night to unravel despite Susan’s best efforts.

The Dinner Parting

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A deliriously fun comedy-fantasy in which a millennial discovers that the world she knows is just a simulated version of reality that is being shut down. Suddenly, she's the only one who wants to stick around.

Discontinued

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In the dangerous high-stakes world of illegal pool gambling, Diana, a smart, tough newcomer, charms veteran Nick into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk it all to defeat the world champion, but soon find themselves in more danger than they ever imagined.

Double Down South

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Starring Constance Wu, the moving story of several people in the SF Bay Area trying not to admit they’re failures. It’s a very funny and deceptively intricate comedy about the enormous pressure people are under to be happy and successful in this life, which for all we know might be a massive simulation.

East Bay
SILICON VALLEY PREMIERE

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Starring Ace Bhatti, Laila Rouass, Lauren Patel, Navin Chowdry, and Shaheen Khan, a comedy w/ heart aboiut a dutiful husband and father who's festering secrets are exposed.

The Effects of Lying

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After coming out to her parents, an Asian-American teenage girl takes off on a road trip with her nerdy best friend to meet her online crush. “Egghead & Twinkie” is a coming-of-age story created by and for Generation Z.

Egghead & Twinkie
WORLD PREMIERE

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In a small town, a group of former classmates gathers at an Airbnb on the night of their tenth high school reunion. The night takes a harrowing turn when an attempt at revenge falls apart.

Fallen Drive
WORLD PREMIERE

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After covering up a hit and run on the way to their valedictory desert trip, three high school graduates face the true test of their friendship when they become entangled in a deadly crime ring imbroglio.

Going Places
WORLD PREMIERE

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Starring Steve Zahn, Jess Gabor, Judy Greer, and Rosalyn Sanchez, the beautiful story of a young girl, Large Marge Bickford, “Butt too big, boobs too small-generation XL”, who after a great loss, flees to Mexico in search of the father she barely knows.

Gringa

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Two women at a crossroads meet on a pilgrimage in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hope seeks a sense of self in her mother’s land. Soledad struggles to free herself from the ghost of her past. Together, they walk in communion with local pilgrims as they seek inner peace.

Hope, Soledad
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Starring Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Luke Davis (That Was Awesome!), and Amber Nash (Archer), a hilarious comedy following the craziness that ensues when a struggling comedian reluctantly returns home for the holidays. There, she must deal with her unconventional family and ultimately face a life-changing decision.

How to Ruin the Holidays
WORLD PREMIERE

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Mack wants to get away to her family’s rustic cabin and spiritually connect with her recently deceased sister. A nice idea…that is, until her Type-A bestie and her offbeat friend decide to show up too—leading to emotional highs, lows, and all in between.

Juniper

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Starring Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), Matt Dillon (Crash, Drugstore Cowboy), Isabela Rosellini (Blue Velvet), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christopher McDonald (Thelma & Louise), and Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger), a hilarious political satire, set in the near future, which follows an Iranian-American woman as she navigates what it means to be a “free American” while uncovering a devious government plot.

Land of Dreams

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Featuring folk rock icons Indigo Girls, renowned pianist Vijay Iyer, and famed Jamaican rapper/activist Talib Kweli, a transformative documentary exploring the most intense and unique relationship between music artists and their fans.

Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music

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A young woman’s attempts to spare her 13-year-old half-sister from toxic parenting propels her into an absurd custody battle, forcing her to confront her own past traumas.

No Right Way
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Executive produced by Rosario Dawson, the inspiring stories of five teenage poets in Los Angeles takes us on their journey as they navigate their final year of high school, exploring identity and expression, transitioning into adulthood, and overcoming mental health issues – all through the unique prism of their poetry.

Our Words Collide

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A social thriller set in and out of Mumbai slums. It follows the story of Roopali, who works at the Mumbai surveillance command and control center. Things start to get complicated when Roopali ignores protocol and begins to investigate a robbery/murder that takes place on her watch.

Privacy
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Starring Vivian Kerr (Grey's Anatomy), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), and Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), a Woody Allen-style American chronicle that evokes complicated subjects with lightness and humor.

SCRAP
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Mesmerizing, beautiful, inspirational---a story in which a girl watches her father struggle to keep his single-screen theatre alive, as her hometown Allahabad in India acquires a new name and starts losing traces of its past.

Shoebox

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“Look at the world’s we’ve created!” Cinequest’s annual animation program brings a full-spectrum display of what is possible in animation in 2022!

Shorts 4: Animated Worlds

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"We all need a good laugh, right? Yeah, Something Funny is exactly what we need!” We’ve got films of comedy of every brow: high, low, and furrowed. Undeniably funny, fun, and funky fresh, Comedy Favorites lines up and charges down the court in pursuit of uproarious laughter!

Shorts 7: Something Funny

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A spirited comedy in which Agnes, a Catholic school girl who, after her unplanned pregnancy, begins converting to Judaism in order to marry the love of her life and be accepted by his conservative Jewish family. But, as Agnes soon discovers, this is easier said than done.

Simchas and Sorrows

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Starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Tricia Helfer, and Molly Shannon, the uproarious story of a woman who wins an all-expenses trip to a company's gorgeous "institute" outside of Florence, and also the chance to meet the restaurant chain's wealthy and charismatic owner. However, she finds a different adventure than the one she imagined.

Spin Me Round

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Follow a teenage graffiti artist who ran away from home and holds up an unwary MTA worker in a robbery gone right that would change their lives forever.

Story Ave
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Our lives are often more interconnected than we think. Three lost souls in India find a home away from home. Together, they must rise above their circumstances and inspire each other and those around them.

Tabula Rasa (Kora Kagazz)
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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In Toronto, lively music, intricate textiles, and vibrant colours paint an unlikely story of love and family when Badi and Sharon, two young students with very different upbringings in a divided Iranian community, accidentally fall in love.

Tehranto

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Thirty-year-old college lecturer Shu falls madly in love with a theater director Fan in Prague, during a work trip to Europe. However, she has a fiancé Hu to marry, and a decent middle-class life in China to pursue.

Till Love Do Us Part
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Leonard’s manifested a date with his ex; now he’s just gotta fix his vibration. Part comedy, part self-help nightmare, WAKE UP, LEONARD follows one man's quest for wellness while failing miserably to stay on his vibe. Will Leonard learn how to not only love his higher self, but his lower self too?

Wake Up, Leonard

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Executive Produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, and Riz Ahmed, director Dina Amer’s powerful debut feature wherein cultural and intergenerational wounds erupt in a story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris, and a choice that shocks the world. Attacking one of the darkest issues of our time, an evocative and intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.

You Resemble Me

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After all his research is stolen, an astrophysics student makes a bargain with a woman in order to get it back. Neither is prepared for the old wounds that will open or the connection they will make when they risk it all.

The Allnighter

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Piotr signs up for a smoking cessation program. By mistake, he enrolls in an enigmatic self-development course where, under the influence of the charismatic Leader, he begins to question his relationship, which he had considered perfect…until now.

Alpha Male

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When the Chang siblings’ dad begins not acting normal and won’t leave the house, they set out to deal with dad, leading them to reconnect and discover they have a lot more in common than they think. Filled with humor and heart, a case study on relationships of all kinds and what we have to do to protect them.

Dealing With Dad

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A modern screwball comedy concerning Susan and Henry, who are hosting a dinner party while trying to make good on a lie concerning the recent death of their "father." Unexpected guests arrive, causing the night to unravel despite Susan’s best efforts.

The Dinner Parting

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Starring Constance Wu, the moving story of several people in the SF Bay Area trying not to admit they’re failures. It’s a very funny and deceptively intricate comedy about the enormous pressure people are under to be happy and successful in this life, which for all we know might be a massive simulation.

East Bay
SILICON VALLEY PREMIERE

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Starring Ace Bhatti, Laila Rouass, Lauren Patel, Navin Chowdry, and Shaheen Khan, a comedy w/ heart aboiut a dutiful husband and father who's festering secrets are exposed.

The Effects of Lying

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After coming out to her parents, an Asian-American teenage girl takes off on a road trip with her nerdy best friend to meet her online crush. “Egghead & Twinkie” is a coming-of-age story created by and for Generation Z.

Egghead & Twinkie
WORLD PREMIERE

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A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong. But she doesn't have time to worry about it. She wants to please everyone around her yet doesn’t know how. But then…everything changes.

Everybody Wants To Be Loved

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Gloria can’t sleep. At 30-years-old, she has never had an orgasm and doesn’t get along with the men she meets. After moving to a new home, she discovers an invisible entity there who introduces her to new pleasures. But what will she do when she meets a man from the world of the living?

Ghosting Gloria

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Two people desperate to change the world embark on a provocative and artistic journey through the beautiful streets of Saint-Tropez, a small village in the South of France. But, how far are they willing to go to create the transformation that will make them both happy?

The Golden Age

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Jessica is a lot of things – a New York City high school drama teacher, a loving wife to her nerdy husband Gordon, and two weeks shy of turning forty. But, she’s not a mother…yet.

Good Egg

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To impress his boss and father-in-law-to-be, Wiley heads to India two weeks before the wedding with the goal of corralling a wild card manager in the company. However, what Wiley can’t predict is the unlikely partnership they will form, as both men embark on a crackpot journey through India—each running from his own personal demons.

Goodbye, White Guy

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Starring Steve Zahn, Jess Gabor, Judy Greer, and Rosalyn Sanchez, the beautiful story of a young girl, Large Marge Bickford, “Butt too big, boobs too small-generation XL”, who after a great loss, flees to Mexico in search of the father she barely knows.

Gringa

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Starring Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Luke Davis (That Was Awesome!), and Amber Nash (Archer), a hilarious comedy following the craziness that ensues when a struggling comedian reluctantly returns home for the holidays. There, she must deal with her unconventional family and ultimately face a life-changing decision.

How to Ruin the Holidays
WORLD PREMIERE

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Ever wondered what it would be like if a Looney Tunes cartoon came to life? Look no further than this wacky comedy and supernatural epic about a drunken applejack salesman who must go from zero to hero and defeat hundreds of beavers.

Hundreds of Beavers

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An irreverent, unconventional, and poignant love story that explores our eternal search for love-all while tackling social issues - surrogate parenting, infidelity, woman’s role in family and society, sexual freedom…

Kaymak
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Starring Sheila Vand (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night), Matt Dillon (Crash, Drugstore Cowboy), Isabela Rosellini (Blue Velvet), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christopher McDonald (Thelma & Louise), and Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger), a hilarious political satire, set in the near future, which follows an Iranian-American woman as she navigates what it means to be a “free American” while uncovering a devious government plot.

Land of Dreams

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A struggling actor and writer is on the path to finally make a big break in her career. But she’s going to have to put her complicated life back together in the aftermath of a tragic event. A story examining the complexity, ridiculousness, and intersection of faith, creativity, family, and grief that shows how we often think we only have one chance to figure it all out, but the reality is, we have a million chances to get it right.

Last Chance Charlene

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A fresh, vibrant, and youthful adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” is played out in a house of university students, whose party spins out of control.

Much Ado

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Szilvi makes a quick decision: she flees her wedding and jumps into Petya’s taxi—who just happens to be going to his own bachelor party that evening. Their day around Budapest together will become their adventure and their story.

Now is Now

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After Oliver loses his father, he places the urn on a poolside table and plants himself in the chaise lounge nearby. It is here he will stay, and from that very spot he continues his life-observing, learning to forgive, mourning…and falling in love.

Oliver & the Pool

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Starring award-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan, Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), and Katelyn Nacon (The Walking Dead), LINOLEUM follows the host of a failing children's science show as he tries to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut by building a rocket ship in his garage. But, a series of bizarre events occur that cause him to question his own reality.

Opening Night Screening w/ Jim Gaffigan

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Jeff’s mind is a swirl of wandering thoughts about his life, his neighbors, and the world around him. It’s probably a good thing that the people he meets can’t hear them. But we can.

Out and About

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Stefan moves into the Bulgarian enclave in suburban Tennessee, where comical rivalries, suspicions, and hijinks conspire to come between him and his American Dream.

Scent of Linden
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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Starring Vivian Kerr (Grey's Anatomy), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), and Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), a Woody Allen-style American chronicle that evokes complicated subjects with lightness and humor.

SCRAP
UNITED STATES PREMIERE

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When Marie’s boyfriend proposes to her in front of his entire family, she doesn't know what to say and flees to the countryside to think it over alone. Easier said than done, when her throughts manifest themselves in the form of her mother pestering her with baby names, ex-boyfriends climbing out of trees, and a mysterious woman narrating it all with poems.

Second Thoughts

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"We all need a good laugh, right? Yeah, Something Funny is exactly what we need!” We’ve got films of comedy of every brow: high, low, and furrowed. Undeniably funny, fun, and funky fresh, Comedy Favorites lines up and charges down the court in pursuit of uproarious laughter!

Shorts 7: Something Funny

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Two words: hilarity ensues. That’s right! We’re back with an incredible line-up of comedic visions from around the world, and we promise you’ll practically be falling over with laughter. But, please don’t forget to catch your breath once in a while between those guffaws.

Shorts Program 7: Something Funny
WORLD & UNITED STATES PREMIERES

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Amazing stories of fantasy, apparitions, hidden bodies, soon to be hidden bodies, and secrets. And, it’s all wrapped up n a nice little bow, in a series that will enthrall you, wow you, and leave you wanting more, more, more!

Shorts Program 12: Thrills, Laughs, and The Future (Pilots & Webisodes)
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A spirited comedy in which Agnes, a Catholic school girl who, after her unplanned pregnancy, begins converting to Judaism in order to marry the love of her life and be accepted by his conservative Jewish family. But, as Agnes soon discovers, this is easier said than done.

Simchas and Sorrows

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Comedy and action ensure, as two brothers rely on a handful of friends to face the fury of the Chinese Mafia. With the help of the Smoke Master and a fighting style based on the properties of marijuana, they will try to overcome this huge challenge.

The Smoke Master

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Starring Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Tricia Helfer, and Molly Shannon, the uproarious story of a woman who wins an all-expenses trip to a company's gorgeous "institute" outside of Florence, and also the chance to meet the restaurant chain's wealthy and charismatic owner. However, she finds a different adventure than the one she imagined.

Spin Me Round

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A late-in-the-game pregnancy and the sudden ending of a relationship are not necessarily catastrophic by themselves. Combine the two, and it is like throwing fire accelerant on charcoal. A comedy that is sometimes absurd and often hilarious.

Sweet Disaster

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In Toronto, lively music, intricate textiles, and vibrant colours paint an unlikely story of love and family when Badi and Sharon, two young students with very different upbringings in a divided Iranian community, accidentally fall in love.

Tehranto

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A successful Youtuber is aging out of the platform in her mid-20s, and struggling to redefine herself in the world outside her social media bubble. A story about keeping our humanity in the age of social media.

Under the Influencer

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Along with her soon-to-be ex-husband, a woman returns to her childhood home to confront her mother, an avid doomsday prepper. ‘Under Water’ is an offbeat comedy-drama about survival of the fittest, rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, and childhood.

Under Water

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Six women, sold on the promise of radical transformation, travel to Bali into the hands of an influencer guru and get slapped with reality: change is messy AF.

Unpacking

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Leonard’s manifested a date with his ex; now he’s just gotta fix his vibration. Part comedy, part self-help nightmare, WAKE UP, LEONARD follows one man's quest for wellness while failing miserably to stay on his vibe. Will Leonard learn how to not only love his higher self, but his lower self too?

Wake Up, Leonard

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Leonid is a criminal mastermind. He loves only two things: being "Godfather" and his daughter Mira. In order not to anger the boss, everyone bypasses Mira--except Sasha, who knows nothing about the family and just fell in love at first sight. His task--not to lose his hand and heart before the wedding.

Welcome to the Family

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Rejoice in the inspiration of the enthralling story of Charlie, a man who has lived in America most of his life. But, when he tries to repatriate back to Armenia, he's greeted with the harsh reality of 1947 Soviet Communism and will find his own inner courage.

Amerikatsi

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This year’s Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award Winner follows a full-time single mother of two nonverbal autistic adults, as she fights for her dream to build a community for those alike to live a better and safer life. An inspirational film about rising above.

Beyond

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Starring Tim Realbuto, Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Matt Peters, Coolio, and Sally Kirkland, a story filled with inspiration and joy about an obese multiple sclerosis patient who takes up his late Father's sport of boxing to find inner peace.

Bobcat Moretti

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Taylor, a 14-y-o adoptee, has secretly grown obsessed with finding her birth family in Korea-putting a strain in her adopted family’s home. Befriending a neighbor, who helps her locate her Korean roots, Taylor embarks on a journey of discovery and unforeseen truths.

B-Side: For Taylor
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The powerful and inspirational story of a man traveling with three mules fights to maintain his nomadic lifestyle in the American West.

Call Me Mule

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Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show) stars as Carmen, a woman finding a new start to life. After her elderly brother, who was a priest, passes, she’s no longer expected to devote her life as caretaker. Through a set of odd circumstances, she finds herself hearing confessions in a local church, to the delight of many parishioners and the horror of the authorities.

Carmen

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Executive produced by Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), a moving portrait of an eccentric New York family navigating the chaos that divides them, yet finding what makes them alike will help them reunite.

Charm Circle

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Starring Sol Miranda (Unbreakable Kimmy Schnidt), Victoria Cartagena (Batwoman), and Tovah Feldshuh (Star Wars: Resistance, The Walking Dead), the beautiful story about a Latinx mother and daughter facing major life changes and how their love challenges and sustains them.

Come Find Me

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Deep in the jungle of Central Vietnam, lies a magnificent underground kingdom. Hang Son Doong (“mountain river cave”) is the largest cave passage in the world and a place of spectacular beauty. The paradise is now in danger from those who would develop there. But there are those who would fight to protect the delicate eco-system.

A Crack In The Mountain

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In a dusty filing cabinet in Monterey, California, a 1938 film is discovered that depicted a joyous Japanese-American community just before their lives are destroyed. Along with this remarkable never-before-seen film was a trove of signed petitions demanding the restoration of civil rights to those same Americans.

Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition

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The gripping story of an African-American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede ownership of photos of her great-great-great grandfather--who was an enslaved man named Renty. With a focus on Lanier and her lawsuit, it is a captivating journey, both powerful and inspirational.

Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard

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A thriving community sustained for decades by waves of immigrants becomes the target of white nationalists intent on killing the latest arrivals: Muslims. When they attempt to recruit a local man with a conscience, he infiltrates them, partnering with the FBI, and risking his life to prevent the attack.

Garden City, Kansas
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Two people desperate to change the world embark on a provocative and artistic journey through the beautiful streets of Saint-Tropez, a small village in the South of France. But, how far are they willing to go to create the transformation that will make them both happy?

The Golden Age

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An urgent and intimate look at America, told through the stories of farmers living at the intersection of climate change, globalization, and a mental health crisis.

Greener Pastures

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On a road trip with her unfaithful boyfriend, Ellie discovers she has DID (once called multiple personality disorder) and that her fractured identities are offering them clues about her mysterious past.

I'm Okay, We're Okay

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Three women travel to the remote atoll of Pukapuka in the Cook Islands. Can they reconnect with their identity? A deeply moving, poetic, and reflective story on memory, loss, and the universal search for wholeness.

The Island in Me

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Parents and teachers around the world struggle with kids’ dependence on devices today. How might we better prepare our kids for this digital world?

#KidsOnTech

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The pounding heart of roller derby: powerful, self-sufficient women. A vital and relevant story of triumph, loss, strength, determination, and a search for balance between individuality and community.

Minnesota Mean

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Featuring folk rock icons Indigo Girls, renowned pianist Vijay Iyer, and famed Jamaican rapper/activist Talib Kweli, a transformative documentary exploring the most intense and unique relationship between music artists and their fans.

Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music

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"O Pioneer" poetically reckons with and redefines the American pioneer as a blacksmith, seamstress, and hospital chaplain navigate immense hardship.

O Pioneer
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Executive produced by Rosario Dawson, the inspiring stories of five teenage poets in Los Angeles takes us on their journey as they navigate their final year of high school, exploring identity and expression, transitioning into adulthood, and overcoming mental health issues – all through the unique prism of their poetry.

Our Words Collide

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Featuring appearances from legends of the past, veteran journeymen, rising and current independent stars and important wrestling experts, Out in the Ring explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

Out In The Ring

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An inspirational dive into the colorful life of well-known 77-year-old gender-fluid British artists Paul Whitehead and his alter ego Trisha van Cleef as they navigate their gender and artistic fluidity as two artists in one body.

Paul & Trisha: The Art of Fluidity
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An award-winning film about the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown--the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. Follow the never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers and two lawyers who took the local community's case all the way to the Supreme Court.

RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island

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Inspirational, "The Secret Song" chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. Goodkin’s time-tested methods are thrown into disarray as the pandemic forces everyone to adapt. But, that won’t keep an amazing teacher down.

The Secret Song

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Seeking inspiration? Look no further than Docunation—an emotional and often uplifting journey through many facets of the world in which we live…a world full of beauty, power, and spirit.

Shorts Program 6: DocuNation
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Who are you? Who are we? Who’s that guy sitting over there? Do we know? Do we really know? You just might find some answers in this series of shorts that examine identity—even if we sometimes wear masks to hide.

Shorts Program 8: We Are…
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Artistic creation is essential to our humanity—whether it be a painting, a song, a sculpture, a book, a movie, a dance, or [insert your favorite art form here]. We all need the enrichment that art brings to our lives, and this incredible series examines our nature to create.

Shorts Program 9: To Create
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Tradition…love…loss…emotions. That’s right. We’re talkin’ ‘bout the Human Experience. Often, it is through the eyes of youth when we learn so much about ourselves, and this series will open your eyes to new visions, new adventures, but most of all, it connects generations together.

Shorts Program 11: Student Short Films
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Legendary singer Carol Sloane prepares for one final live recording in New York City while reflecting on her storied but largely unknown career involving some of the greatest names in music, from Ella Fitzgerald to The Rolling Stones.

Sloane: A Jazz Singer

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Bruce Swedien is considered the best sound engineer ever. For three decades he was Michael Jackson's right-hand man and together they created the best-selling hits of all time. Inspirational and highly entertaining, Sonic Fantasy tells the beginning of that magical adventure.

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He was the first viral phenomenon of the digital age. Ghyslain Raza (the “Star Wars Kid”) breaks his silence and reflects on his story for the first time, exploring our collective experience living in an online world in which we must make peace with our digital shadows.

Star Wars Kid: The Rise of the Digital Shadows

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Our lives are often more interconnected than we think. Three lost souls in India find a home away from home. Together, they must rise above their circumstances and inspire each other and those around them.

Tabula Rasa (Kora Kagazz)
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Confronted by his mother’s illness and his child’s exploration of gender, a traditional blue-collar guy is torn between who he has always been and who his child needs him to be.

Two Lives in Pittsburgh

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In the summer of 2006, the San Francisco Bay Area was “Going Dumb! And Ghostriding the Whip!” WE WERE HYPHY examines and celebrates Hyphy, a thumping subgenre of hip hop, famous for its pounding bass, humorous slang, and insane dances!

We Were Hyphy

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An exploration of the Space Shuttle Program through the eyes of the exceptional men and women who worked behind-the-scenes. Through recollections and personal stories, we get to the core of the humanity behind the Program, gaining a unique, grassroots look a their legacy.

When We Were Shuttle

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When obsessive free-spirit Stephen finds out his teen half sister Sarah is pregnant, he desperately tries to convince her to keep the baby. Sarah finally agrees when Stephen promises to father the child, and they embark on the journey of parenthood—for which neither is ready.

Who Needs You

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Shot over ten years, the story of two courageous women as they fight for their freedom against a patriarchal Afghan society, while exposing the complicity of the European Union in censoring their voices, and how the international press forever alters the course of their lives.

With This Breath I Fly

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Executive Produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, and Riz Ahmed, director Dina Amer’s powerful debut feature wherein cultural and intergenerational wounds erupt in a story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris, and a choice that shocks the world. Attacking one of the darkest issues of our time, an evocative and intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.

You Resemble Me

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Poor bowlegged teenager Zuo Lin has a little dream to ride a horse in the most prosperous place of the city: the sad wooden horse cavalry, the happy zebra cavalry, the bleak and sad iron cavalry, the brilliant paper cavalry all melt into one.

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This year’s Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award Winner follows a full-time single mother of two nonverbal autistic adults, as she fights for her dream to build a community for those alike to live a better and safer life. An inspirational film about rising above.

Beyond

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The story of two baby boomer musical brothers who grew up in San Jose, California, had a hit record, and joined scientology. It destroyed their band and separated the brothers for 28 years. A tale about second chances and awakening.

Brothers Broken
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The powerful and inspirational story of a man traveling with three mules fights to maintain his nomadic lifestyle in the American West.

Call Me Mule

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Executive produced by Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), a moving portrait of an eccentric New York family navigating the chaos that divides them, yet finding what makes them alike will help them reunite.

Charm Circle

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Deep in the jungle of Central Vietnam, lies a magnificent underground kingdom. Hang Son Doong (“mountain river cave”) is the largest cave passage in the world and a place of spectacular beauty. The paradise is now in danger from those who would develop there. But there are those who would fight to protect the delicate eco-system.

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In a dusty filing cabinet in Monterey, California, a 1938 film is discovered that depicted a joyous Japanese-American community just before their lives are destroyed. Along with this remarkable never-before-seen film was a trove of signed petitions demanding the restoration of civil rights to those same Americans.

Enduring Democracy: The Monterey Petition

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The gripping story of an African-American woman determined to force Harvard University to cede ownership of photos of her great-great-great grandfather--who was an enslaved man named Renty. With a focus on Lanier and her lawsuit, it is a captivating journey, both powerful and inspirational.

Free Renty: Lanier v. Harvard

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A thriving community sustained for decades by waves of immigrants becomes the target of white nationalists intent on killing the latest arrivals: Muslims. When they attempt to recruit a local man with a conscience, he infiltrates them, partnering with the FBI, and risking his life to prevent the attack.

Garden City, Kansas
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An urgent and intimate look at America, told through the stories of farmers living at the intersection of climate change, globalization, and a mental health crisis.

Greener Pastures

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Three women travel to the remote atoll of Pukapuka in the Cook Islands. Can they reconnect with their identity? A deeply moving, poetic, and reflective story on memory, loss, and the universal search for wholeness.

The Island in Me

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Parents and teachers around the world struggle with kids’ dependence on devices today. How might we better prepare our kids for this digital world?

#KidsOnTech

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The pounding heart of roller derby: powerful, self-sufficient women. A vital and relevant story of triumph, loss, strength, determination, and a search for balance between individuality and community.

Minnesota Mean

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Featuring folk rock icons Indigo Girls, renowned pianist Vijay Iyer, and famed Jamaican rapper/activist Talib Kweli, a transformative documentary exploring the most intense and unique relationship between music artists and their fans.

Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music

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"O Pioneer" poetically reckons with and redefines the American pioneer as a blacksmith, seamstress, and hospital chaplain navigate immense hardship.

O Pioneer
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Executive produced by Rosario Dawson, the inspiring stories of five teenage poets in Los Angeles takes us on their journey as they navigate their final year of high school, exploring identity and expression, transitioning into adulthood, and overcoming mental health issues – all through the unique prism of their poetry.

Our Words Collide

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Featuring appearances from legends of the past, veteran journeymen, rising and current independent stars and important wrestling experts, Out in the Ring explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

Out In The Ring

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An inspirational dive into the colorful life of well-known 77-year-old gender-fluid British artists Paul Whitehead and his alter ego Trisha van Cleef as they navigate their gender and artistic fluidity as two artists in one body.

Paul & Trisha: The Art of Fluidity
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An award-winning film about the 1979 Three Mile Island meltdown--the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history. Follow the never-before-told stories of four intrepid homemakers and two lawyers who took the local community's case all the way to the Supreme Court.

RADIOACTIVE: The Women of Three Mile Island

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Inspirational, "The Secret Song" chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. Goodkin’s time-tested methods are thrown into disarray as the pandemic forces everyone to adapt. But, that won’t keep an amazing teacher down.

The Secret Song

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“All this happened, more or less.” The documentary form has produced some of the most important films of all time, and this year’s selections are worthy entries. These stories take various techniques, from animation to verite, and bring us stories that are thoughtful, powerful, and most importantly, true.

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Seeking inspiration? Look no further than Docunation—an emotional and often uplifting journey through many facets of the world in which we live…a world full of beauty, power, and spirit.

Shorts Program 6: DocuNation
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Legendary singer Carol Sloane prepares for one final live recording in New York City while reflecting on her storied but largely unknown career involving some of the greatest names in music, from Ella Fitzgerald to The Rolling Stones.

Sloane: A Jazz Singer

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Bruce Swedien is considered the best sound engineer ever. For three decades he was Michael Jackson's right-hand man and together they created the best-selling hits of all time. Inspirational and highly entertaining, Sonic Fantasy tells the beginning of that magical adventure.

Sonic Fantasy

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He was the first viral phenomenon of the digital age. Ghyslain Raza (the “Star Wars Kid”) breaks his silence and reflects on his story for the first time, exploring our collective experience living in an online world in which we must make peace with our digital shadows.

Star Wars Kid: The Rise of the Digital Shadows

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When a filmmaker asks anyone in the Memphis LGBTQ community to sit and share a memory, the result is an incredible blend of humor, emotion, and power.

Tell Me a Memory

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In the summer of 2006, the San Francisco Bay Area was “Going Dumb! And Ghostriding the Whip!” WE WERE HYPHY examines and celebrates Hyphy, a thumping subgenre of hip hop, famous for its pounding bass, humorous slang, and insane dances!

We Were Hyphy

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An exploration of the Space Shuttle Program through the eyes of the exceptional men and women who worked behind-the-scenes. Through recollections and personal stories, we get to the core of the humanity behind the Program, gaining a unique, grassroots look a their legacy.

When We Were Shuttle

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Shot over ten years, the story of two courageous women as they fight for their freedom against a patriarchal Afghan society, while exposing the complicity of the European Union in censoring their voices, and how the international press forever alters the course of their lives.

With This Breath I Fly

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The path to enlightenment begins at the world’s deadliest wave. This feature-length documentary from award- winning filmmaker Stacy Peralta lifts the veil on one of surfing’s most enigmatic heroes, Gerry Lopez—a man who’s as radical as he is Zen.

The Yin & Yang of Gerry Lopez

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Filled with humor and powerful drama, an intensely realistic look at modern love through the lens of two romantics navigating their way through a new relationship.

12 Months

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Rejoice in the inspiration of the enthralling story of Charlie, a man who has lived in America most of his life. But, when he tries to repatriate back to Armenia, he's greeted with the harsh reality of 1947 Soviet Communism and will find his own inner courage.

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When a troubled couple escape to their rural farmhouse for a weekend of re-connection, they realize that their ability to save their marriage will literally determine the fate of humankind itself. Starring Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale, Kim’s Convenience).

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A young performer is stuck under the harsh demands of her father and their community's expectations. During a night out to let loose and have some fun with her friends, she meets a young man with whom she quickly forms a bond, forcing her to question everything she has known.

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Starring Tim Realbuto, Vivica A. Fox, Taryn Manning, Matt Peters, Coolio, and Sally Kirkland, a story filled with inspiration and joy about an obese multiple sclerosis patient who takes up his late Father's sport of boxing to find inner peace.

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Taylor, a 14-y-o adoptee, has secretly grown obsessed with finding her birth family in Korea-putting a strain in her adopted family’s home. Befriending a neighbor, who helps her locate her Korean roots, Taylor embarks on a journey of discovery and unforeseen truths.

B-Side: For Taylor
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Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show) stars as Carmen, a woman finding a new start to life. After her elderly brother, who was a priest, passes, she’s no longer expected to devote her life as caretaker. Through a set of odd circumstances, she finds herself hearing confessions in a local church, to the delight of many parishioners and the horror of the authorities.

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Starring Sol Miranda (Unbreakable Kimmy Schnidt), Victoria Cartagena (Batwoman), and Tovah Feldshuh (Star Wars: Resistance, The Walking Dead), the beautiful story about a Latinx mother and daughter facing major life changes and how their love challenges and sustains them.

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Based on a true story, a moving and potent portrait of a woman in the aftermath of trying to take her own life, and her journey of self-discovery, newfound friendship, unwavering love, and a life she never imagined possible for a girl like her.

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A spiritual and emotional journey of a burned out British video editor Danny, as he travels to the same beach town in Goa (India) where his hippie parents had met back in the 70's during the heydays of hippiedom. There, he find inspiration…and, could that be love, too?

Danny Goes Aum

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A fateful encounter of two married couples from two opposite social classes, who seem to have nothing in common. They are brought together by momentous events that will bind them together for the rest of their lives.

Deadlock
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In the dangerous high-stakes world of illegal pool gambling, Diana, a smart, tough newcomer, charms veteran Nick into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk it all to defeat the world champion, but soon find themselves in more danger than they ever imagined.

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Starring Constance Wu, the moving story of several people in the SF Bay Area trying not to admit they’re failures. It’s a very funny and deceptively intricate comedy about the enormous pressure people are under to be happy and successful in this life, which for all we know might be a massive simulation.

East Bay
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A reformed ex-convict with a debt to repay picks up his former cellmate from prison and drives him wherever he wants to go. As they travel the desolate landscape, both men seek redemption and a second chance.

Every Man For Himself
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"GLORY" meets "DANCES WITH WOLVES." When a soldier deserts from battle, he soon discovers the true cost of war through a young heroic black man, who teaches him the real meaning of Freedom.

Freedom's Path

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Starring Emily Bader, Odessa A’zion, Jennifer Esposito, Domenick Lombardozzi, Annabella Sciorra, and Nicholas Cirillo, Esposito’s filmmaking debut boldly shines a light on the never-before-seen women of the beloved mob movie genre.

Fresh Kills
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Drowning in debt, JJ, a young woman from the US, escapes from Los Angeles to Baja, looking for an old lover. She never planned to have 14-year-old Mexican teenager, Esmerelda, change the direction her trip would take, as well as her path in life.

The Gigantes
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During lockdown in Italy, Roxanne, a gruff pipe organ restorer struggles to control her obsessive attraction to Lucia, her new 20-year-old mute assistant. An exploration of our aching need for human connection and touch.

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Discovering all their neighbors have left for winter, two star-crossed lovers hatch a devious plan to ditch work, tour the neighborhood, and visit every single empty house for a drink. Startling revelations are revealed…until their once idyllic life becomes uprooted for good.

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Starring Steve Zahn, Jess Gabor, Judy Greer, and Rosalyn Sanchez, the beautiful story of a young girl, Large Marge Bickford, “Butt too big, boobs too small-generation XL”, who after a great loss, flees to Mexico in search of the father she barely knows.

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An exhilarating and taut drama wherein a war crimes tribunal investigator goes to Belgrade to hunt a man whom everybody thought was dead.

Here Be Dragons

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Two women at a crossroads meet on a pilgrimage in Oaxaca, Mexico. Hope seeks a sense of self in her mother’s land. Soledad struggles to free herself from the ghost of her past. Together, they walk in communion with local pilgrims as they seek inner peace.

Hope, Soledad
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On a road trip with her unfaithful boyfriend, Ellie discovers she has DID (once called multiple personality disorder) and that her fractured identities are offering them clues about her mysterious past.

I'm Okay, We're Okay

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Mack wants to get away to her family’s rustic cabin and spiritually connect with her recently deceased sister. A nice idea…that is, until her Type-A bestie and her offbeat friend decide to show up too—leading to emotional highs, lows, and all in between.

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An irreverent, unconventional, and poignant love story that explores our eternal search for love-all while tackling social issues - surrogate parenting, infidelity, woman’s role in family and society, sexual freedom…

Kaymak
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A beautiful slice-of-life drama about Robel and his best friend Fahmi, who embark on a journey to drop off a suitcase with medicine and cash. However, an unexpected turn transmutes Robel’s simple errand into an odyssey across a rapidly gentrifying city.

Know Your Place

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In this adult coming-of-age story, Harper takes medical tourism to a new level as she escapes city life to have her abortion in a small cottage resort town on a long weekend. While there, she experiences her childhood playground in a new light.

Labour Day

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When truck driver Kiran hears pounding on a shipping container and finds a young Mexican-American girl inside, his already tumultuous life takes a drastic turn as he seeks to reunite her with her family.

Land of Gold

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An electric one night stand between Sylvia and Ethan is quickly derailed by a disturbed and possessive ex-lover who triggers them to descend into a dark weekend.

Last Weekend
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Clemence looks after her sister Romane, who was disabled in a car accident as a teen. But, when Clemence returns home one night with her new boyfriend, Guillaume, and he begins to form a bond with Romane, the bonds the sisters have created begin to crack and force new decisions.

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Love, sex, and disillusion in the modern world. Lucy is unhappy at work and unhappy with her partner. No surprise she finds herself on the cusp of a not-so-secret affair. But, while this new relationship may seem like what she needs, the answers are far more complicated.

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Two old friends; one VERY big ask. Two childhood friends find themselves in Vegas on the same weekend, and one night together—with one life-altering favor—will change everything for them both.

The Mirror Game

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Montreal’s underground nightlife is legendary. Follow Ramy, a poet from the Middle East who is in Montreal for med school, and thanks to his partying cousin, meets two local girls and embarks on a relationship that shows him his destiny.

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Elena loses her ability to have children. Facing a choice between conceiving in vitro with her husband Leon, and adapting her life-transforming theatre program for orphans in Africa, Elena will have to reinvent the word "mother". Inspired by a true story.

Mother

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Seoul 2022: Six people's lives intersect in unexpected and ominous ways over the course of four days, as they each face danger, chaos, possible love, and…something else.

New Normal
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A young woman’s attempts to spare her 13-year-old half-sister from toxic parenting propels her into an absurd custody battle, forcing her to confront her own past traumas.

No Right Way
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Three teens in Lisbon are on the precipice. With uncertain futures and shadows from their past and present…and not one of them can pretend nothing ever happened.

Nothing Ever Happened

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After Oliver loses his father, he places the urn on a poolside table and plants himself in the chaise lounge nearby. It is here he will stay, and from that very spot he continues his life-observing, learning to forgive, mourning…and falling in love.

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Alderney, 1964. Agnes works alone as a switchboard operator in the telephone exchange. Agnes uses her powers of deduction and local knowledge to help the police track an abduction. But things take a turn for the worse when she realizes everything is not as it seems.

On The Line
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The story of a small community family—a grandfather (Mahadu), his widowed daughter-in-law (Lakshmi), and her young son (Shambhu)—who traditionally assist people in carrying out the last rites of their loved ones. While Mahadu believes in age-old traditions and that Shambhu will follow in his footsteps, Shambhu wants more for himself. Will this tear their family apart?

The Other Side

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Structured like a jazz composition, an emotionally powerful journey that uses the diverse tapestry of Harlem as the backdrop for exploring multiculturalism through the lives of several strangers who are forever changed after a shooting at a historic jazz bar in Harlem.

Paris Is In Harlem

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Passenger C is a quasi documentary/docudrama reconstruction of actual events as recollected by the film's director of a mid-flight incident, the aftermath, and a surprising redemption.

Passenger C
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A timely, powerful, resonant drama following a woman’s resilience after loss and her determination to find closure, all while finding the strength to raise her son in a complicated world.

Peace in the Valley

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Barack Obama was starting his second term, hope was more than just a hashtag, and Sam met Samantha. Seven years later, 2020 happened. A tragicomedy about race, romance, and remembering.

Person Woman Man Camera TV

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1985: Josef’s younger sister moves in with him, and an unexpected friendship blossoms between Josef and his 4-year-olf niece, Nina. Thirty-five years later, Nina is in trouble, and Josef must make life-altering choices in order to help her.

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A failed journalist picks up a struggling artist for what he expects will be nothing more than a kinky one-night-stand. But when they find each other more engaging than they anticipated, the two lonely nonconformists begin to cautiously explore the possibilities of an unconventional relationship.

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Three Arab women living in modern day Jordan must put their differences aside and work together. Tangled in a family drama after a man dies, his two wives and his adopted daughter navigate his inheritance, finding out that the only way forward is to try and make peace with each other.

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Starring Vivian Kerr (Grey's Anatomy), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), and Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), a Woody Allen-style American chronicle that evokes complicated subjects with lightness and humor.

SCRAP
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When an actor throws an impromptu soirée at his Hollywood home, with only his closest friends in attendance, a fun evening devolves into something much darker after he makes an unexpected announcement to the group.

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A young woman struggles to run her recently departed mother's countryside guesthouse as a local criminal attempts to extort her and her father. She accepts the aid of a local shaman as she attempts to save her family's home. That is when everything changes.

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Seven possibilities; one woman. There are infinite possibilities of circumstances one can be born into, and what a person can become. An anthology of seven women, a tour-de-force performance, all played by the same actress; and each woman refuses simple definition.

Seven Days

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Mesmerizing, beautiful, inspirational---a story in which a girl watches her father struggle to keep his single-screen theatre alive, as her hometown Allahabad in India acquires a new name and starts losing traces of its past.

Shoebox

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A superb mix of delightful, powerful, and entertaining short film masterworks from around the world that look at the various ways we must sometimes…simply let go.

Shorts Program 1: Send-Offs
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Even when we receive something of little to no value, it is our hearts and minds that give us the incentive to find incredible worth in the gifts we are given.

Shorts Program 2: Expectations
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Aris and Anna meet in a dream-like coastal town. The town is full of antennas which emit the voices of the Vanished Ones, inhabitants who have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. Anna and Aris fall in love. A few days later, Anna suddenly disappears.

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Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chaos Walking) shines in this powerful and moving story. Ghosting through life, a socially awkward woman faces the opportunity of love.

Sometimes I Think About Dying
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Follow a teenage graffiti artist who ran away from home and holds up an unwary MTA worker in a robbery gone right that would change their lives forever.

Story Ave
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High drama and thrills are on the menu with this haunting and visually-stunning tale about a family confined, the yearning for freedom, and the dangers they face as they fight to survive.

Swarm
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Our lives are often more interconnected than we think. Three lost souls in India find a home away from home. Together, they must rise above their circumstances and inspire each other and those around them.

Tabula Rasa (Kora Kagazz)
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The city stands after the apocalypse, no location, no time. Only eight people have survived. They stared death in the eyes and stood against it. Every one of them protects something which represents a strand of life in a place where there is no sight of existence. Will they find the peace they seek?

There Is No Rain in Hell
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Powerful and captivating, the story of two siblings in upstate New York who reconnect a year after their mother’s passing. While there, they find their differences are what makes them stronger together.

This is a Film About My Mother

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Thirty-year-old college lecturer Shu falls madly in love with a theater director Fan in Prague, during a work trip to Europe. However, she has a fiancé Hu to marry, and a decent middle-class life in China to pursue.

Till Love Do Us Part
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Habib and his 15-year-old son Ahmed are brought together by Habib’s worsening state of health. Unfortunately, Habib’s political past causes turmoil, and it is Ahmed’s job to now protect his father. They soon find themselves in a chaotic position for which neither is prepared.

Tomorrow...

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Three siblings attempt to reconcile over their mother’s death but are torn between mourning and greed. Family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, as they soon find out.

Trust

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Confronted by his mother’s illness and his child’s exploration of gender, a traditional blue-collar guy is torn between who he has always been and who his child needs him to be.

Two Lives in Pittsburgh

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A successful Youtuber is aging out of the platform in her mid-20s, and struggling to redefine herself in the world outside her social media bubble. A story about keeping our humanity in the age of social media.

Under the Influencer

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Along with her soon-to-be ex-husband, a woman returns to her childhood home to confront her mother, an avid doomsday prepper. ‘Under Water’ is an offbeat comedy-drama about survival of the fittest, rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, and childhood.

Under Water

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Two sisters arrive in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley at the onset of the Syrian war, embarking on a journey into exile that tests their loyalty to their country, their family, and each other.

Valley of Exile
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The members of the Parker family have had their fair share of complications. When matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel—a feat captured on a video that goes viral—the dysfunctional Parker’s have to do something they never thought possible: act like a real family.

We're All In This Together

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When obsessive free-spirit Stephen finds out his teen half sister Sarah is pregnant, he desperately tries to convince her to keep the baby. Sarah finally agrees when Stephen promises to father the child, and they embark on the journey of parenthood—for which neither is ready.

Who Needs You

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Executive Produced by Spike Lee, Spike Jonze, and Riz Ahmed, director Dina Amer’s powerful debut feature wherein cultural and intergenerational wounds erupt in a story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris, and a choice that shocks the world. Attacking one of the darkest issues of our time, an evocative and intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.

You Resemble Me

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A multi-award-winning film--set in the 80’s amongst the sparse landscape of an isolated farming community--follows four restless adolescent girls band together to escape their troubled lives by reclaiming an abandoned farmhouse as their own.

The Young Arsonists

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Poor bowlegged teenager Zuo Lin has a little dream to ride a horse in the most prosperous place of the city: the sad wooden horse cavalry, the happy zebra cavalry, the bleak and sad iron cavalry, the brilliant paper cavalry all melt into one.

A Zebra-Riding Boy

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Thrills
November 11, 1918, somewhere on the western front. A German pilot barely survives a crash near a trench. He will have to hide his identity and find a way to leave the trench and join his camp. But his enemies are starting to suspect something…

11.11.18
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Starring Willa Fitzgerald, John Magaro, Bruce Campbell, Jon Cryer, and Richard Kind, A 1970s-era Watergate conspiracy thriller and comedy following a White House transscriber who is thrust into scandal after obtaining the only copy of the infamous 18 ½ minute gap in the Nixon tapes.

18 ½

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Starring James Marsters, Jordan Peele, Christopher McDonald, Robert Englund, and Sid Haig, the story of Les, a guy down on his luck who wakes to find an explosive device has been implanted in his neck. That’s just the beginning of his troubles.

Abruptio

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Starring Dermot Mulroney, Darren Mann, Alyssa Goss, Sonja Sohn, and Mena Suvari--a thriller where a young ex-con risks his freedom to track down the estranged daughter of a fellow inmate.

Breakwater
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As Australia recovers from unprecedented fires, a filmmaker and two conservationists travel deep into the outback to track and record animals. However, the well-equipped trio discover a new terrifying species…which is now intent on hunting them.

CARNIFEX
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This true one-take feature film follows Milly, an adulterous rideshare driver navigating the nighttime streets of Hollywood who goes to great lengths to take his troubling double-life to the grave... only to dig a grave for himself.
In the dangerous high-stakes world of illegal pool gambling, Diana, a smart, tough newcomer, charms veteran Nick into taking her under his wing. They prepare to risk it all to defeat the world champion, but soon find themselves in more danger than they ever imagined.

Double Down South

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In a small town, a group of former classmates gathers at an Airbnb on the night of their tenth high school reunion. The night takes a harrowing turn when an attempt at revenge falls apart.

Fallen Drive
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October 1992. A group of law students head to a remote home upstate where a girl disappeared two years earlier. Will they be able to unravel what really happened?

The Falling World

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On an isolated farm in what appears to be the 1800s, a tyrannical father preaches fire and brimstone, while the devout mother preaches obedience. But, their flock has had enough, and an uprising is only the start to uncovering the years of lies.

The Family

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After covering up a hit and run on the way to their valedictory desert trip, three high school graduates face the true test of their friendship when they become entangled in a deadly crime ring imbroglio.

Going Places
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Jessica is a lot of things – a New York City high school drama teacher, a loving wife to her nerdy husband Gordon, and two weeks shy of turning forty. But, she’s not a mother…yet.

Good Egg

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Ever wondered what it would be like if a Looney Tunes cartoon came to life? Look no further than this wacky comedy and supernatural epic about a drunken applejack salesman who must go from zero to hero and defeat hundreds of beavers.

Hundreds of Beavers

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An electric one night stand between Sylvia and Ethan is quickly derailed by a disturbed and possessive ex-lover who triggers them to descend into a dark weekend.

Last Weekend
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Seoul 2022: Six people's lives intersect in unexpected and ominous ways over the course of four days, as they each face danger, chaos, possible love, and…something else.

New Normal
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Alderney, 1964. Agnes works alone as a switchboard operator in the telephone exchange. Agnes uses her powers of deduction and local knowledge to help the police track an abduction. But things take a turn for the worse when she realizes everything is not as it seems.

On The Line
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Passenger C is a quasi documentary/docudrama reconstruction of actual events as recollected by the film's director of a mid-flight incident, the aftermath, and a surprising redemption.

Passenger C
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A social thriller set in and out of Mumbai slums. It follows the story of Roopali, who works at the Mumbai surveillance command and control center. Things start to get complicated when Roopali ignores protocol and begins to investigate a robbery/murder that takes place on her watch.

Privacy
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Thrills, adventures, new realities, and even a bit of fright. We’ve gathered this awesome series of shorts that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Shorts Program 3: GenreQuest
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We’ve really upped the game with this collection of brilliant visions in many varied animation techniques. You’ll find new worlds to explore, vibrant visions, and all created with pure heart and passion.

Shorts Program 4: Animated Worlds
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Wild, energetic, mystifying, bizarre! Step right up and enter the world of Mindbenders—our annual collection of stories that always entertains, and sometimes leaves you scratching your head. A must-see!

Shorts Program 5: Mindbenders
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Surprise!!! We can’t control every outcome, but we sure can embrace everything new that comes our way…even if it takes us in a new direction from where we expected to end up. These stories show just how unexpected life can be.

Shorts Program 10 - Unexpected, Unpredictable, And Unexplained
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Amazing stories of fantasy, apparitions, hidden bodies, soon to be hidden bodies, and secrets. And, it’s all wrapped up n a nice little bow, in a series that will enthrall you, wow you, and leave you wanting more, more, more!

Shorts Program 12: Thrills, Laughs, and The Future (Pilots & Webisodes)
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High drama and thrills are on the menu with this haunting and visually-stunning tale about a family confined, the yearning for freedom, and the dangers they face as they fight to survive.

Swarm
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When Marga decides to spend a few days alone in her old family home, her peace is upended by an invisible entity who seems to know a lot about her and won’t let her leave. But this strange presence is only the beginning, and her reality is literally in peril when she discovers the truth.

Visitor

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Leonid is a criminal mastermind. He loves only two things: being "Godfather" and his daughter Mira. In order not to anger the boss, everyone bypasses Mira--except Sasha, who knows nothing about the family and just fell in love at first sight. His task--not to lose his hand and heart before the wedding.

Welcome to the Family

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Starring Corey Stoll (Ant-Man, The Strain), Karen Pittman (And Just Like That, The Morning Show), and Michelle Veintimilla (Gotham, Seven Seconds), a timely, emotional thriller in which three characters battle it out at the intersection of race, class, and criminal justice.

What We Do Next

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Two sisters, Fay and Alice, reconnect after their father’s disappearance. While Fay is on the brink of madness and misremembering the past, Alice attempts to ground her sister and help bring her back from the precipice. But their past is about to come back with a vengeance.

Wild Bones

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When a young social recluse stumbles onto a series of unsolved cold cases he finds himself pulled deeper into society's dark underside and must face his own demons to learn the truth.

Wolves

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Shorts Programs
"This is the first day of the rest of your life." There are significant days, the ones you remember. These may come on suddenly or may be forecast for ages. These ten films examine these days and what they mean, what brought them on, and the fallout from them, both positive and negative.

Shorts 1: Our Today

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A superb mix of delightful, powerful, and entertaining short film masterworks from around the world that look at the various ways we must sometimes…simply let go.

Shorts Program 1: Send-Offs
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Even when we receive something of little to no value, it is our hearts and minds that give us the incentive to find incredible worth in the gifts we are given.

Shorts Program 2: Expectations
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"Have you ever had to make up your mind?" When the opportunity presents itself, the choice is yours. Take the shot when you’re on stage for the first time, on that first date, working with your first arts mentor. As humans, we need to grab the brass ring, and go for it... or do we?

Shorts 2: What We Make It

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Thrills, adventures, new realities, and even a bit of fright. We’ve gathered this awesome series of shorts that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Shorts Program 3: GenreQuest
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“This is not our world, but it will do.” Cinequest’s annual dive into the world of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism takes thirteen films from seven countries to explore the finest in genre cinema.

Shorts 3: What Will Be Ours

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We’ve really upped the game with this collection of brilliant visions in many varied animation techniques. You’ll find new worlds to explore, vibrant visions, and all created with pure heart and passion.

Shorts Program 4: Animated Worlds
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“Look at the world’s we’ve created!” Cinequest’s annual animation program brings a full-spectrum display of what is possible in animation in 2022!

Shorts 4: Animated Worlds

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“Yeah, that’s pretty messed up.” When Cinequest gets dark, it gets DARQUE! This year, our annual feast of the weird, wild, mad, and macabre is one for the ages. These films eschew the everyday in order to deliver the heavy stuff that just won’t fit anywhere else.

Shorts 5: Mindbenders

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Wild, energetic, mystifying, bizarre! Step right up and enter the world of Mindbenders—our annual collection of stories that always entertains, and sometimes leaves you scratching your head. A must-see!

Shorts Program 5: Mindbenders
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“All this happened, more or less.” The documentary form has produced some of the most important films of all time, and this year’s selections are worthy entries. These stories take various techniques, from animation to verite, and bring us stories that are thoughtful, powerful, and most importantly, true.

Shorts 6: DocuNation

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Seeking inspiration? Look no further than Docunation—an emotional and often uplifting journey through many facets of the world in which we live…a world full of beauty, power, and spirit.

Shorts Program 6: DocuNation
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"We all need a good laugh, right? Yeah, Something Funny is exactly what we need!” We’ve got films of comedy of every brow: high, low, and furrowed. Undeniably funny, fun, and funky fresh, Comedy Favorites lines up and charges down the court in pursuit of uproarious laughter!

Shorts 7: Something Funny

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Two words: hilarity ensues. That’s right! We’re back with an incredible line-up of comedic visions from around the world, and we promise you’ll practically be falling over with laughter. But, please don’t forget to catch your breath once in a while between those guffaws.

Shorts Program 7: Something Funny
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“We fight so that someday, we will not need to.” Battles – Big & Small is a collection of eight hard-hitting short films about the conflicts that arise in this life; conflicts that are internal and external, big and small. Stories of wars, literal and figurative, bring us clarity on the reasons, and perhaps cloud the logic of that reasoning just a bit more.

Shorts 8: Battles, Big & Small

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Who are you? Who are we? Who’s that guy sitting over there? Do we know? Do we really know? You just might find some answers in this series of shorts that examine identity—even if we sometimes wear masks to hide.

Shorts Program 8: We Are…
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Artistic creation is essential to our humanity—whether it be a painting, a song, a sculpture, a book, a movie, a dance, or [insert your favorite art form here]. We all need the enrichment that art brings to our lives, and this incredible series examines our nature to create.

Shorts Program 9: To Create
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“I was so much older then...” Each and every one of us is a different person at various times of our lives. In Who We Are, Who We Were, we look at the ways in which we change, and are changed.

Shorts 9: Who We Are, Who We Were

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Surprise!!! We can’t control every outcome, but we sure can embrace everything new that comes our way…even if it takes us in a new direction from where we expected to end up. These stories show just how unexpected life can be.

Shorts Program 10 - Unexpected, Unpredictable, And Unexplained
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“We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” It’s been a while, right? Many of us have spent the last two years as hermits huddling against the invisible threats, so this year, we’re featuring a slate of shorts that examine what it’s like to be among others, just in case you’ve forgotten.

Shorts 10: We Gather Here Today

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Tradition…love…loss…emotions. That’s right. We’re talkin’ ‘bout the Human Experience. Often, it is through the eyes of youth when we learn so much about ourselves, and this series will open your eyes to new visions, new adventures, but most of all, it connects generations together.

Shorts Program 11: Student Short Films
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What goes on in the mind of an artist, an immigrant, a lonely soul? How do you stick up for yourself, make your life memorable, embrace your truth? How do we navigate this rapidly changing world? This collection of films created by students explores these topics and more in many powerful ways.

Shorts 11: Student Shorts

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Amazing stories of fantasy, apparitions, hidden bodies, soon to be hidden bodies, and secrets. And, it’s all wrapped up n a nice little bow, in a series that will enthrall you, wow you, and leave you wanting more, more, more!

Shorts Program 12: Thrills, Laughs, and The Future (Pilots & Webisodes)
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There's so much beauty in being you!

Shorts Program 13: Tapestry of Us

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Fantasy & Sci-Fi
November 11, 1918, somewhere on the western front. A German pilot barely survives a crash near a trench. He will have to hide his identity and find a way to leave the trench and join his camp. But his enemies are starting to suspect something…

11.11.18
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On the battlefield a soldier is hit with a blinding light and wakes up in a room with no doors, windows, or exits. He radios for help, but the only person he reaches is a woman claiming to be trapped in a similar room. Can they find a way out before it's too late?

The Abandon

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Starring James Marsters, Jordan Peele, Christopher McDonald, Robert Englund, and Sid Haig, the story of Les, a guy down on his luck who wakes to find an explosive device has been implanted in his neck. That’s just the beginning of his troubles.

Abruptio

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As Australia recovers from unprecedented fires, a filmmaker and two conservationists travel deep into the outback to track and record animals. However, the well-equipped trio discover a new terrifying species…which is now intent on hunting them.

CARNIFEX
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In the vein of Blade Runner, a female slave deprived of her senses and memories finds herself discarded by society, yet one man discovers her value.

The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash

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A deliriously fun comedy-fantasy in which a millennial discovers that the world she knows is just a simulated version of reality that is being shut down. Suddenly, she's the only one who wants to stick around.

Discontinued

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A comet is about to destroy the human race in a few months. Three sisters who have been living separately for a long time, come to live together after the death of their father. Will they once again become a family right at the end of the world?

Distant Thunder

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An unstable farm girl becomes prisoner to a beast to cure her father's illness. A modern retelling (with a twist) of the classic ‘Beauty and the Beast” fable.

Fanga

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After undergoing an experimental time travel “process” that sends a man into his future, he investigates the man he has become, by engaging in a romance with his future self’s girlfriend in a mindbending reality.

Futra Days

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One-hit-novelist Guy Laury’s (Jay Duplass) been selected for a very exclusive (and mysterious) island winter-residency. On the cliff’s edge of obscurity, he stumbles onto a lost manuscript, a decades-old murder-mystery and a culture of ghosts, demons and mythology that could be the key to his redemption.

Ghostwritten

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Three couples and a lonely friend converge on a weekend retreat in the desert, unaware that their evening is about to devolve into a hallucinatory nightmare involving drugs, infidelity, and “the Banksy of escape rooms”. Also, aliens?

Safe Space

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Thrills, adventures, new realities, and even a bit of fright. We’ve gathered this awesome series of shorts that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Shorts Program 3: GenreQuest
WORLD & UNITED STATES PREMIERES

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We’ve really upped the game with this collection of brilliant visions in many varied animation techniques. You’ll find new worlds to explore, vibrant visions, and all created with pure heart and passion.

Shorts Program 4: Animated Worlds
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Wild, energetic, mystifying, bizarre! Step right up and enter the world of Mindbenders—our annual collection of stories that always entertains, and sometimes leaves you scratching your head. A must-see!

Shorts Program 5: Mindbenders
WORLD & UNITED STATES PREMIERES

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Surprise!!! We can’t control every outcome, but we sure can embrace everything new that comes our way…even if it takes us in a new direction from where we expected to end up. These stories show just how unexpected life can be.

Shorts Program 10 - Unexpected, Unpredictable, And Unexplained
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Amazing stories of fantasy, apparitions, hidden bodies, soon to be hidden bodies, and secrets. And, it’s all wrapped up n a nice little bow, in a series that will enthrall you, wow you, and leave you wanting more, more, more!

Shorts Program 12: Thrills, Laughs, and The Future (Pilots & Webisodes)
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Aris and Anna meet in a dream-like coastal town. The town is full of antennas which emit the voices of the Vanished Ones, inhabitants who have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. Anna and Aris fall in love. A few days later, Anna suddenly disappears.

Silence 6-9

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Poor bowlegged teenager Zuo Lin has a little dream to ride a horse in the most prosperous place of the city: the sad wooden horse cavalry, the happy zebra cavalry, the bleak and sad iron cavalry, the brilliant paper cavalry all melt into one.

A Zebra-Riding Boy

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Animation
A hand-drawn (digital) animation simulating the phenomena of sound synesthesia made as a multimedia collaboration with the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra (SJO).

Above the Deluge

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Obsessed with the loss of his sister, an old janitor creates a magical world through collage, hoping to bring her back. But when he thinks he has found her, his perfect world falls apart...

Almost Unreal

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Back Home Again is an animated short film with an all-star voice cast to help build mental health awareness and spark conversations in communities across the world.

Back Home Again

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Berta feels she has still a lot to do before she can say she’s lived. Jonas doesn’t have time to die. Mrs Wohlgemut realises on her 80th birthday that her brightest days are still ahead of her.

Berta, however Jonas, but Mrs. Wohlgemut

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An unwitting accomplice in the business of extinction begins an epic journey.

Bottle Cap

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After running from his friends, an anxious teen confronts his anxieties through a painted void.

Cabin Fever

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An unexpected event can change everything.

Code Stroke

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A silhouette emerges inhabiting oneiric landscapes.

Colours of Soul

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Inspired by the terrible killings, hatred, and division of 2020; here’s a friendly reminder from your besties at House of Chai to embrace our differences and love one another.

CYMK (Colors You May Know)

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a young Latina professional's prophetic dreams become all too real when an invisible danger causes catastrophic loss.

Demi's Panic

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Gen Z teens from NYC recount their dreams and nightmares from the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, which are brought to life through vivid imagination.

The Disaster Dreams

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An animated interview from Dave Sardy about his rise to becoming a multiple Grammy award winning music producer.

Dream That I Had

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During his show, a TV host freezes, remembering his disappointment with his mother, his identity crisis, and one ugly green suit.

Ea'eb

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FACE is a hyper-real CGI conceptual film driven by silent thought-provoking emotion where the creator opens a window to their Autistic world.
A short stroll is full of surprises and adventures for a tiny Roly-Poly.

Finally, I Found You!

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A secluded forest where the borders between caring and controlling become thinner with every thread.

Forestkeeper

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As the first animated film to star a character with Down syndrome, Freebird is the coming-of-age story of Jon, a boy who learns to navigate the world with a loving mother, an absent father, a classroom bully, and a life-long crush. In 5 minutes, we watch 45 years of his life flash by.

Freebird

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A boy learns to navigate the world with a loving mother, an absent father, a classroom bully, and a life-long crush. This music video for FREEDOM by Jordan Hart also doubles as the short film FREEBIRD.

Freedom

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In an anti-realist world, a mysterious protagonist leads us on a journey: responding to, reuniting, and even becoming her encounters with nature.

The Hairy Notion of a Green Afternoon

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“What does the hangman think about, when he goes home at night from work?”

The Hangman at Home

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Rashaun is a coveted pick for the NBA draft. The snag… Rashaun’s passion isn't basketball, instead, he desires to be a sculptor.

HeadNoise

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March 2020. The planet locks itself in. Our world is being drained of its substance and digital life forms are multiplying, like these couples who meet in a virtual universe. What if the crisis was not the pandemic, but the derealization of our lives?

I Gotta Look Good for the Apocalypse

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Immaculate Virtual is a film essay contemplating the nature of reality, intimacy, and loss in the bewildering space where technology and humanity intertwine.

Immaculate Virtual

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The grisly folk tale of Lady Betty, the only female executioner in Ireland, as told by two old friends who can’t agree on the details.

Lady Betty

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Thirty-five years after Moon-walking astronauts placed special reflectors on the lunar surface, scientists have used these devices to test Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity to unprecedented accuracy.

Launch

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Louise, ballerina at the Garnier Opera in 1895, rushes home after a show but is stopped by a friend asking for money. Louise knows what to do in order to repay her.

Louise

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Inspired by the traumatic fates met by many in Uganda’s violent political past, “Miika” is a haunting tale of desperation birthing courage in a young and passionate heart.

Miika

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In 2016, I went to vote at the same polling place where I was registered and had voted for a decade. This time I was told my name wasn’t on the voter rolls…

My Vote Registration Vanished in 2016

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The fearless bassist of a quirky punk band shakes things up when she performs a séance that will forever alter the future.

No Future Here

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A woman living with anxiety and depression finds unexpected hope in a suicide attempt.

Not My Today

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The great advantage of "nothingness“ is that it is free.

Nothingness

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Poised through the eyes of the manipulated, the problem presented to the audience is the reality of greed and control by those who deem themselves leaders upon populations seen as necessary sacrifices.

Nothingness Conquered Them

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A story of a girl and her teddy bear as she grows up and they grow apart.

Nounours

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A lonely amnesic man lives in his paternal home. He has a habit of filling empty books with his beloved tokens of the past, remembering his childhood memories and a harmonica he lost so long ago. So, he starts to search for it.

Piece of Solitude

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Does art have the right path? And if it does, then will it remain an art if it strays to the side and goes to dodge along the gullies?

The Promise

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17 october 1961: Algerian workers get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.

The Seine's Tears

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“Look at the world’s we’ve created!” Cinequest’s annual animation program brings a full-spectrum display of what is possible in animation in 2022!

Shorts 4: Animated Worlds

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Two astronauts race to claim the moon for themselves.

Space Race

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An animated celebratory piece screened at an actual wedding of a couple in love, Ayane and Daisuke, illustrating their life and how they come together to ultimately follow their dreams.

The Tales of Ayane and Daisuke

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Trying to outrun anxiety, seeking joy and strength in landscape and movement.

Ten Degrees of Strange

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“TRICHOTILLOMANIA” tells the story of one girl’s Google-search-gone-wrong to find out why she can’t stop pulling out her hair.

TRICHOTILLOMANIA!

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After running from his friends, an anxious teen confronts his anxieties through a painted void.

Cabin Fever

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After coming out to her parents, an Asian-American teenage girl takes off on a road trip with her nerdy best friend to meet her online crush. “Egghead & Twinkie” is a coming-of-age story created by and for Generation Z.

Egghead & Twinkie
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FIRST DOWN is a gripping documentary that profiles an underdog team in America’s first all-girls tackle football league. This band of misfits and outcasts compete for the title while tackling their struggles both on and off the field.

First Down

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A group of girlfriends prepare for the anticipated summer party in a cramped bathroom. Between boy talk and makeup, Mercedes navigates her blossoming attraction for her friend Julia.

Girls & the Party

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Haunted by their childhood memories, Chinese-American drag sensation Sky returns to their hometown to confront their estranged father.

Little Sky

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Attempting to start a new chapter in life, Jay moves in with her high school best friend (a woman with whom she used to be secretly in love) and befriends a charismatic gay man who has long given up on love. Just another day in the inevitable cycles of love, loss, and everything in between.

Maybe Someday

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Featuring appearances from legends of the past, veteran journeymen, rising and current independent stars and important wrestling experts, Out in the Ring explores the rise and history of LGBTQ+ professional wrestlers and representation in the sport.

Out In The Ring

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An inspirational dive into the colorful life of well-known 77-year-old gender-fluid British artists Paul Whitehead and his alter ego Trisha van Cleef as they navigate their gender and artistic fluidity as two artists in one body.

Paul & Trisha: The Art of Fluidity
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All cards are on the table when a queer Pakistani Muslim woman brings her Puerto Rican partner home for the first time on the family's annual game night.

The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night

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When a filmmaker asks anyone in the Memphis LGBTQ community to sit and share a memory, the result is an incredible blend of humor, emotion, and power.

Tell Me a Memory

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Confronted by his mother’s illness and his child’s exploration of gender, a traditional blue-collar guy is torn between who he has always been and who his child needs him to be.

Two Lives in Pittsburgh

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Leonard’s manifested a date with his ex; now he’s just gotta fix his vibration. Part comedy, part self-help nightmare, WAKE UP, LEONARD follows one man's quest for wellness while failing miserably to stay on his vibe. Will Leonard learn how to not only love his higher self, but his lower self too?

Wake Up, Leonard

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A multi-award-winning film--set in the 80’s amongst the sparse landscape of an isolated farming community--follows four restless adolescent girls band together to escape their troubled lives by reclaiming an abandoned farmhouse as their own.

The Young Arsonists

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Other
A high blood sugar attack, a house turned upside down and a cross-country trip on a mobility scooter.

#NanaRocks

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A surreal fever-dream inspired by the isolation and suffocation of quarantine.
A passionate pilot is challenged by her grandmother to live her life on her own terms but finds herself at a crossroads when that could mean revealing her grandmother's long-buried secrets.

7000 Miles

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On a stormy New York City night, a man finds shelter in a small 99¢ pizza shop. However things begin to quickly unravel when he asks for a slice of pizza, and it's revealed that all is not as it seems.

99¢ Pizza

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On a film set, there are always unforeseen events. Some days, it's all there is. And sometimes it's even worse.

Action

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Starring Michael Cera (Superbad), Hannah Gross (Joker), and Sophia Lillis (It), a dynamic story wherein the plan to make a trip back home as short as possible begins to unravel as Eric finds himself balancing the challenging relationship with his two sisters and his addiction to a local poker game.

The Adults

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Following the death of her mysterious Amah (grandma), a young chef is haunted during her first night of dinner service at a high-pressure Michelin Star kitchen.

Aftertaste

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A young Mexican girl and her mother, separated in the forest, are hunted by Border Patrol agents and something even more sinister.

AlieNation

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Four women explore the constructs that have helped shape their sexual confidence.

All These Men That I've Done

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Three American lives are radically changed during the tumultuous summer of Covid-19 (2020).

AMERICAN Triptych

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Dating can be challenging at times. Knowing how to approach someone can be even more challenging...but it doesn't have to be.

The Approach

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A post-trauma experience of a young woman and her daughter who were forced to leave Ukraine for Europe after the Russian invasion.

ARE YOU OK?

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Ashkasha is a living being guided by curiosity. This causes her to lose her head and get trapped in the depths, where she is submerged in a journey of…

Ashkasha

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Winner of Unity & Inclusion Award for NASA's International Cinespace contest!!! Seven-year-old Aura loves everything space. Today is the day her dreams come true, she becomes an astronaut.

The Astronaut

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Triana is an Andalusian woman who needs to fight against tradition. She arrives in a village full of mysticism and women, where her mission is to liberate them.

At Dawn

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Shawn specialises in awkward sex scenes and awkward sex scenes only. When she receives a call from her former mentor, Shawn is overjoyed at the opportunity to prove her skills and the worth of her style on set.

Awkward Intimacy

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This music video is a portrait of a man exploring the subconscious journeys we go on in our dream states, and the parallels they end up mirroring in our waking lives.

Baby Don't Dance

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During the Irish Great Famine, a grieving farmhand’s life takes an unexpected turn when he encounters a ghostly thief and is led on a journey of hope.

Bainne

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A sleepwalker is banished from his village for committing a "serious sin" while asleep. This decision is also announced to all the surrounding villages so that no one hosts or feeds him. As he makes his way to the city, he is unaware of what is headed his way.

The Banishment

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Barnaby Dallas

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Four office employees try to find privacy in the workplace.

Bathroom Time

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A young couple with Down’s syndrome must overcome prejudice and danger, to try and save the AI baby they want to adopt. A film about the disposability of disability.

BEBE A.I.

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On the final day of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, a prosecutor in Kabul seeks the help of a journalist in California to get evacuated before the Taliban takes full control of the country and captures her.

Before Dawn, Kabul Time

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On a cloudy London day, an American babysitter takes care of two young British sisters. Parental instincts and the fragility of misunderstandings rise to the surface, as she realizes something is amiss.

Before Seven

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1954 - Panic erupts when the citizens of Bellingham, Washington notice strange cracks in their car windshields. What is causing this mysterious phenomenon?

Bellingham's Belief

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King Richard II has returned to England from war in Ireland to discover that Henry IV has laid claim to his throne and home. This episode is an epically reimagined excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Richard II” (1595).

BELONGING: FAREWELL

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Set in the Navarre space colony, a down-on-love noble finds himself besmitten. This episode is a comedically reimagined excerpt from Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (1590).

BELONGING: ROSALINE

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Friends from NYC’s South Asian diaspora form a dance company that both celebrates their heritage and addresses social issues that have personal resonance for them.

Between Two Worlds

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Inside 14-year-old Mali's head, everything is about dancing. She's a bgirl, 'breaking' her way from battle to battle. But she's looking for more.

Bgirl Badli

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A gripping psychological thriller in which a woman, consumed by her own demons, must confront a relentless stalker who blurs the boundaries between nightmare and reality, forcing her to question her sanity.

Bibi
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A day in the life of ten girls from remote and regional areas of Australia who have been selected for a songwriting mentorship program.

Big Sky Girls

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Narrated by Neil Patrick Harris, "Billion Dollar Babies" is the unbelievable, but true story of the toy craze that started it all, and its legacy of chaos that put the wheels of modern-day Black Friday shopping riots into motion.

Billion Dollar Babies: The True Story of the Cabbage Patch Kids

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In a dingy factory we find an army of robots banging out bird cages on an assembly line all under the eye of a soulless security camera, until a one-eyed red finch flies in with the power of love and an ass that won’t quit.

Bird's Eye View

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By a stream in the woods - a place between worlds - two women find each other ankle-deep in the water, letting go of what's past and wondering what will come.

Birdwatching

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Artist Sabrina Nelson explores grief and healing through her work as she meditates on the tumultuous moment in history in which she finds herself creating.

The Blackbird Mother

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A couple's relationship is pushed to the brink as they investigate a strange noise that's woken them in the night.

Bleep

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After the death of his little brother, Johnnie sets out to put on a Viking funeral in his honor. A custom-built boat, flaming arrows, and a California lake steeped in childhood memories sets the stage to make this wistful last wish a reality...we hope.

A Boat for my Brother

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Written and performed by MARS Marshall, "The BOI's Failed Crown" is a poetry film that delves on longing and desire through the angle of reclaiming the Black Trans body.

The BOI's Failed Crown

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Starring the incomparable Timothy Spall (“Harry Potter”), Leanne Best ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), and Mark Lewis Jones ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), a story that captures the exhilaration of glam rock mania through a vibrant and energetic celebration.

Bolan's Shoes

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A surreal music collaboration with the Aussie band Telenova. Inspired by a shared love for the work of David Lynch and French New Wave, Bones plumbs…

Bones

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This relationship is gonna be tough to get over.

The Breakup

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When a girl wakes up from having a breast reduction she receives a letter. The letter is from the breast tissue that was removed from her mammaries.

Breast Friend

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An Indian man must unpack childhood trauma inside a family heirloom in order to live again.

Broken Drawer

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A young Muslim woman and her family discuss a peacekeeping solution for their overly aggressive ‘White Elephant’ gift exchange.

Brown Elephant

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A mesmerizing merging of choreography by Martha Graham, music by Philip Glass, and footage of Bull Rider/Modern Dancer Ouncie Mitchell. If dance is movement in the form of symbolic communication, then Bull Riding, is a culture of dance with the arena as it's stage.

The Bull Rider

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Heavily-pregnant Pearl (Gemma Arterton, "Quantum of Solace," "Kingsman: The Secret Service") leaves the house in distress and rages against the world, as she tries to process a hidden pain.
Uncovering the multifaceted life of 40-year-old single mother and online sex worker, Sinead. Call Me Mommy delves into the various origins and effects of ‘Mommy Issues’ in Sinead’s personal and professional world.

Call Me Mommy

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On Halloween night, an arrogant TikTok influencer refuses to acknowledge her cultural appropriation of Mexican culture as strange things happen in the shadows.

Canceled

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Through an energetic pop anthem, a woman addresses her date’s blind spots and challenges his ‘Nice Guy’ persona.

Can't Have It Both Ways

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A young woman thinks that nothing is real, and it turns out she’s right. Somebody’s watching her – but who?

can't talk, a movie's on

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Little Mousey got an invitation to one of the best restaurants in town: the Cat Cafe. Those who get the invitation are invited to experience the most exquisite dinner of their lives, but what waits behind the magnificent doors of the Cafe?

Cat Cafe

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An edge-of-your-seat adventure telling the most incredible, yet true, story of modern-day pirates told from the perspective of the people who bravely pursue them in order to bring them to justice.

Catching the Pirate King
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The beautifully-crafted story of a man who fights a lone, harrowing battle against a Kafkaesque system that refuses to recognise he’s alive. But, the story behind the story is much more than anyone could have imagined.

A Cautionary Tale
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A man is promised a new world when his friend invites him to an authentic Asian Restaurant, where the various use of Chopsticks plays a culturally shocking role in his mind-blowing dining experience.

Chopsticks

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Dan always wanted to be an actor, but instead of achieving his dreams, he ends up a chromakey technician on movie sets. Covered in a bright green suit from head to toe, he is stuck in a rut until he gets offered an audition and the possibility to step into the limelight.

The Chromakey Man

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When a car bomb detonates while she’s babysitting, Rosa must bring her sister to safety by convincing her that aliens have arrived to greet them.

Coche Bomba

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A neurotic waitress with a phobia of coins struggles with visions of the microscopic world of dirt and germs. As she fights to control her darkest fears, reality falls apart.

Coins

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A young woman is imprisoned by her inner thoughts in a caffeine-fueled assessment of her co-dependent relationship.

Cold Brew

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Set in St Kilda, Australia, an elderly woman’s peaceful retirement is interrupted when her husband takes up a bizarre new hobby.

Cold Water

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Claire, a woman in her late 30s, goes to her parents' house for Christmas dinner and pretends to be pregnant in order to get her family off her back...and her ovaries.

Confessions of a Closeted People Pleaser

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A mysterious conquistador obsesses over a group of villagers in 16th century Spain.

Conquistador Azul

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While trying to sneak out of her house, a Mexican-American girl meets an unexpected friend.

The Cookbook

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A story where two neighbors get acquainted in an unprecedented way during an unprecedented time.

Coromance-19

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A computer designed to flag violent internet content starts creating its own, with the inventors as the subjects.

Creator

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On Halloween night, a young woman is terrified into a monstrous transformation.

Creature

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Athens 2022. Rumor has it that after dark, a genderqueer robber is roaming the city streets. A few sleepless Athenians will cross paths with this elusive creature and for the first time in a while, they will go to sleep.

Creatures of the Night

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To survive the night, a teenage boy from a broken home must uncover the mystery behind his silent stalker. Starring Amy Acker (Angel, Cabin In The Woods), James Carpinello (The Punisher, Gotham, The Blacklist), and introducing Jack Carpinello.

Creeper

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When Danny steals his older brother's air rifle, the introverted Harvey is keen to have a go. Heading to the desolate country lanes they embark on a day of exploring. It isn't long before one stray pellet irreparably damages the boy's blossoming relationship.

Crosshairs

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A Dad risks his life…by volunteering as the crossing guard at his kid’s school.

The Crossing Guard

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Starring the always captivating Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), the story of a teenager with Down's syndrome helps herself, and others, to escape from accusations of witchcraft.

The Cunning

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A superb comedy that takes place in a society where the state has the power to determine who can and cannot father children. Four men attend a remote, government-sanctioned retreat, where they’re left to their own devices and must prove they have what it takes to become fathers.

Daddy
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A part time driver’s last ride of the night may be the last ride of his life.

Dark Passage

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Determined to finally repair her strained relationship with her mother before becoming one herself, a pregnant daughter battles with her naysaying inner voices and a lifetime of anger, fear, and disappointment, ultimately stumbling into a moment of profound healing.

Daughtering

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Five unique individuals take us on a journey where their achievements shine beyond preconceived ideas of what is possible.
Mike wants to make music with his favorite dead musician, TUPAC, so he hires a medium and heads to the recording studio.

Dead Beats

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When nine-year-old Ehsan sees a deer at the window at midnight, he decides to go out in the snow to guard the house and not let the deer take his brother’s life.
A desperate search during a strange and sudden evacuation.

Depart

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Traversing their differences and their pasts, Romi and her brother Yoni hike the Israeli desert.

Desert Heart

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An intimate portrait of four women making ends meet while searching for themselves. Mothers, daughters, sisters and servants of God, they navigate the complexities of being a woman; the delicate balance of ambition, joy, shame, desire, and the shapes they bend themselves in to find and keep love.

Destiny on the Main Stage

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Stefan is lonely with a blinding ambition to make friends. One day, he stumbles upon a diamond in the woods. Unable to reach it, the solution presents itself in the form of an even smaller man.

The Diamond

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Friends from NYC’s South Asian diaspora form a dance company that both celebrates their heritage and addresses social issues that have personal resonance for them.

disabled - Between Two Worlds

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Inspired by a poem from Dalton Day, "Do You Hear Those Crows" is a meditation on the cycles of life which shape the human experience. With a sense of wonder, the film explores the complex emotions revealed in natural forces: chaos and order, growth and decay.

Do You Hear Those Crows

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All Don wants is a quiet life in the Scottish Highlands. Unfortunately the Universe has other plans.

Don vs Lightning

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Twin brothers. A bag of chalupas. A dead body. Now's their chance to prove themselves as bounty hunters—and chase their lifelong dream.

Double Bondsmen

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The story of two creatures that need to eat dreams from human children. They go inside the children's rooms trying to make a snack but something mysterious happens and changes the future of all.

Dream Eaters

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A hotel lobby is the crucible where a brilliant, ruined drunk battles his demons one last time. This true story reveals what happens on the day Bill Wilson turns down a drink and creates Alcoholics Anonymous.

Dying to Meet You

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In the abandoned hangar of a young girl's fantasy, a gang of bloodthirsty fashionistas are figuring out exactly how to assemble the ideal man.

Dystopia

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A singer is terrified of losing her voice and thinks someone is out to steal it.

Echo's Voice Box

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A man carrying a dangerous bag seems to be in way over his head when he's confronted by an array of colorful and dangerous characters.

El Paso 11:55

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After watching her gallant knight die at the end of the film, it’s up to the determined Princess Hilderose to take matters into her own hands to stop her love and earn her happily ever after.

The End

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When a young girl hitchhiking is picked up by a stranger, who ends up taking whom for a ride?

The Errand

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Akio visits Nishimuro family, a kimono dealer, to tune their piano. Teru, a daughter of the store, appears there and farts accidentally in front of Akio. She leaves the place while hiding her embarrassment. However, Akio falls in love with her for some reason...

Falling in Love with A#

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Charlie and Gerald reunite their failed 2000's boy band for a competition whose prize money could remedy all of their financial woes. What could go wrong?

FANATIC

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A mysterious masked and paranoid character flees after being tormented by phantasmagoric hallucinations. But he will end up trapped in a dark and surreal labyrinth that confronts him with himself. How are the ghosts of today?

Fantasmática

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An animated exploration of the beginning stages of being a parent and bonding with your child.

Fatherhood

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In a near future when women rule the world, a politician visits a "Grooming School" to snag a trophy husband, but her boring date takes a turn when her Stepford-y match stops pretending to be something he's not.

FEMPIRE

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The history of Fotokemika comes alive through ageing photographs, telling the story of the once proud factory and of a bygone era and an all but forgotten art.

The Film Factory

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Mirae, a Korean student comes to the States and enrolls in a filmmaking class that she always wanted to take. However, she can’t think of a good story and decides to film a clichéd short film about her story of hardships in filmmaking as an international student.

Final Project (late submission)

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I'll never stop searching for you, no matter where it takes me.

Find You

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Natalie Song (17) returns home with her childhood friend, Joanne Cheng (18), to celebrate Chinese New Year at the Cheng household. But, navigating festivities that were once inviting will prove much more challenging than the girls thought.

Fishbowl

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A sailor takes a sudden and unexpected voyage.

The Flying Sailor

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The story of a lonely man, a dead alien, and a rock and roll song.

Follicles

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A real estate agent desperate to sell a foreclosed house gets more than he bargained for when he shows it to a couple whose marriage is falling apart.

For Closure

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A shift at a metal foundry provides the basis for a meditation of life as a pressure machine.

The Foundry

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Pola is a nickel miner and family man in Indonesia. Through Pola’s eyes we see the unspoken side of green technology, paid for by Pola and his village.

From Dreams to Dust

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In the final hour of a crowdfunding campaign, a struggling animator starts to transform into his most popular character: An ice cream cone named Fudgie Freddie.

Fudgie Freddie

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Produced/Directed by LGBTQ, full cast LGBTQ/Non-binary. 'G Flip’s “Waste of Space” Music Video Is a Testament to Nonbinary Strength' - Them Magazine…

G FLIP - Waste Of Space

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When not seeing difference makes you very different.

The Gangbuster

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An intimate portrait documentary of Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp which explores an artist's journey towards making a solo album.

Gary Kemp - InSolo

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A glimpse into the life of Gina, the Dog Whisperer of Skid Row.
When Chloe is gifted a mysterious crystal, she finds it gives off more than just good vibes.

Good Vibes Only

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A peaceful morning at the playground turns into a stroller standoff when two overly ambitious fathers escalate a sustainability argument into a duel - because this playground ain't big enough for the two of them.

The Good, the Bad and the Buggy

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College bound Erik must learn to take care of his younger sister Nora after their undocumented mother goes missing.

Green Water

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Starring the wonderful Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad") and written and directed by Joanna Gleason (“Into the Woods”), “THE GROTTO” is a magnificent feelgood romantic drama about loss, strength, love, and new beginnings.

The Grotto

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After discovering old diaries and notebooks, artist Jaime Sunwoo examines her shapeshifting penmanship and wonders why she's never had a consistent style. Through playful paper puppetry and animation, she reflects on what handwriting means to her personally, its significance throughout history, and its relevance in our computerized world.

Handwritten

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A man tries to film a birthday message during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Happy Birthday

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In this modernized, comedic update on the Washington Irving classic short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” awkward science teacher Ichabod Crane…

Headless: A Sleepy Hollow Story

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Somewhere in an enigmatic and dystopian future, a queen gets entertained by her very own brutal talent show.
She loves him. He loves her… and heroin.

Heroin(e) In Love

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A lonely hitman from New York City travels to small towns around the country trying to find meaning in his inconsequential life as he fulfills his…

Hit Man: Ep. 1 (Pilot) "Secrets Of Lies"

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When a phone sex operator is accepted into Oxford University, she must confront her live-in mother, a codependent hoarder, about her decision to move across the globe.
A novice stay-at-home vlogger is in the middle of making a video when her husband returns home from work. Their exchange turns deadly as the camera keeps rolling...

A Holiday Casserole Your Man Will Love

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Powerhouse singer/songwriter Kaya Stewart’s upward trajectory came spiraling down around her in the midst of a global pandemic, as her anxiety and OCD…

Honey

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On the eve of his 30th birthday, a gay slacker must overcome his crippling insecurities in order to find love.

Hotter Up Close

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The elderly at the nursing home have their heads shaved. The protagonist who works there sees them but can't read their expressions. However, from one instance, he finds himself looking closely at their faces.

The House of Loss

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Somewhere foggy - a place in a VR game where the purpose is to find your own house while starting somewhere unfamiliar. Jeong-Im begins to enjoys the game a little too much, only to find that it does not seem to end.

How to Get Lost in Your Own Room

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In a therapy session, a patient tries to eliminate all the feelings, thoughts, emotions, and questions through breathing practices, and eventually thinks of nothing in her head. Breathe along with the film.

I Feel Sorry for my Brain

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In 2030, the British government passed a law requiring that all male - female courting/dating be regulated by them, through a dating app. So far the effect on relationships has been…not what they expected.

I XXXX My Sex Doll

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For teenager Danny, with regards to musical taste – he did it his way. He got a kick out of Sinatra, not Sheeran. Regrets? Potential social isolation. But will his love for Ol’ Blue Eyes get under his skin – or be his salvation?

I'll Be Frank

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An alcoholic seeks the comfort of strangers on a video chat website after her infant daughter disappears. There, she encounters a mysterious woman who may have the answers she's desperate for.

I'm Losing You

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On a call with her absentminded father, a simple question sets off an anxiety prone woman.

I'm Not Home Yet

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A journalist investigates Europe's most innovative Escape Game.

Immersion

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A married couple struggles to "accommodate" one another in the lead-up to a high-stakes business lunch.

In Sickness & In Health

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Original film, home videos, and stock footage combine to tell stories of love, separation, and the memories reinterpreted by dreams.

An Inertial Frame of Reference (three poems)

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Going beyond the media blockade of Australia's apocalyptic megafires first-hand, see the volunteer firefighters who fought against all odds protecting their communities from total annihilation.

Inferno

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A struggling married couple try to improve their relationship by joining a self-help group. What could go wrong?

Innersekt

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A pregnant pioneer woman and her family meet a supernatural fate after breaking from their wagon train to California and ignoring a series of ominous dreams.

The Invaders

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On a small, secluded island, history unfolds, as the chapters are woven into a visual encyclopedia.

Island

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Through a series of vignettes, the often inexplicable behaviors of contemporary humans are observed and commented upon by a droll narrator. Narrated by the timeless Stephen Fry.

It's Always Something

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An absurdist dance and animation extravaganza about when cult followers turn on their leader.

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John Leguizamo visits Rikers Island Correctional Facility to perform his one-man Broadway show Ghetto Klown for an audience of over 400 inmates…

John Leguizamo - Live at Riker;s

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Hand drawn animation, a surreal landscape, incredible music….what more can this alien world want?

KAJO | REM Koolhaus

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Child's play turns into a bizarre challenge.

Kje Med Are

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Recently divorced Carmen and Franco work through their fervent relationship to support their daughter Sol when she gets her period for the first time.

La Macana

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When COVID-19 forced his school to close and remote learning proved impossible, a teacher in Guatemala built a classroom on wheels to bring education directly to his students.

Lalito 10

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In the throes of early pandemic lockdown, the threat of closure looms large over San Francisco’s historic queer bars. As the caretakers of these spaces look after their deserted venues, phantoms of the past and future begin to bleed into the present.

Last Call

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Witness the reality of homelessness in Tokyo and a man who found family living among them.

The Last Mile

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An animated short film that takes viewers into a utopian future where plaque psoriasis no longer exists. With a glimpse into what a world without psoriasis looks like, we can start to fully understand the emotional toll of the disease, empathize with sufferers, and grasp the importance of finding a cure

The Last Plaque

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Joy and Harry are trying to have a baby. One night, Joy swallows a spider in her sleep. When Joy subsequently develops an insatiable appetite for flies, it dawns on her that there may be more than one way of becoming a mother.
When a kind-hearted prison officer (Oscar Isaac, Dune, "Star Wars," "Inside Llewyn Davis") is transferred to the letter room, he soon gets involved in an inmate's personal affairs. Also starring Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development," "Search Party").

The Letter Room

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In 2018, an Israeli pre-military class took a trip to Tzafit river, when a powerful flash flood took the lives of ten young members. Thoughts of …

The Literature FInal

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A woman reflects on her past and wonders about her future - while having an abortion.

A Little House In Aberdeen

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Do-Rodriguez and Reyes, folk arts teachers at Los Cenzontles Cultural Arts Academy in San Pablo, CA, could not create an in person community altar because of Covid-19 restrictions. So, the filmmakers were invited to create a film to convey their creative process and stories of loss, gratitude, and healing.

Living Altars

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On a deep space exploration, Captain Lorena is betrayed by the one person she thought she could trust.

Lost Beyond the Stars

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She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her years ago.

Love, Dad

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A black sheep attempts to eulogize her mother with a story about pigeons.

Mandarins

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The sense of humor performed by an octogenarian in Cornellà. Maruja lives with her husband in San Ildefonso, a working-class neighborhood of Cornellà, on the outskirts of Barcelona. She gets bored at home and often goes out in search of fresh air that makes her smile, always with her shopping cart.

Maruja

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A harsh military event sent two friends on different life paths. One became the quintessential family man, while the other prefers plants to people…

Mazal Tov

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A deaf African-American woman remembers the sounds of her childhood in Allensworth, the first town built and owned by African-Americans.

Memories of a Sounded Past

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A Man's commitment to his job takes a dark and surreal turn for the worst.

Merger

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A suicidal nine year-old boy struggling with his gender identity crosses paths with an unraveling but lovable Drag Queen.

Mermaid

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Iris feels stuck between caring for her young daughter and her father Max. While trying to save the local movie house from shuttering its doors, Iris reconnects with the soon-to-marry ex-love of her life, and she is forced to choose between her family and herself.

Midnight At The Paradise
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One mother will go to any lengths to bring her daughter back from the dead.

A Mind Cannot Touch

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A hunter, tormented with the approaching death of his wife, is confronted with his emotions.

Mirage

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The riveting story behind one of the most famous cases of the past century shines powerfully with an all-star cast that includes Abigail Breslin, Ryan Phillippe, Luke Wilson, Emily VanCamp, Mireille Enos, Enrique Murciano, Josh Bowman, Sebastian Quinn, Brent Sexton, Taryn Manning, Nolan Gould, Andy Garcia, and Donald Sutherland.

Miranda's Victim

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Unable to afford a fancy holiday, a family decides to fake one by hiding at home and posting photoshopped pictures on social media.

Moles

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Children cowering in terror, hiding from the unknown, only to be transported to a futuristic corridor where their anxieties are personified as a shrouded monster.

Monsters

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The film tells the story of Yona, a nurse in the internal medicine department, on her last day at work. A presidential visit at the hospital interrupt…

The Most Beautiful Day

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In a dysfunctional Italian family, a mother attempts to save her brood through gourmet cooking.

Mother

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During the pandemic, Alice went back to her own country and started to take classes online in the middle of the night, day after day--trapped in a small room, with the computer screen her only window to the world. A weird journey following her escaped cat and her laptop is unexpected and welcomed.

Mr. Catman Bring Me A Dream

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