Suddenly Zinat, (Naagahaan, Zinat.)

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 20 min: 34 sec
  • Director: Navid Azad
  • Screening Twenty-Two | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Drama Social Issues Subtitles
  • In Suddenly, Zinat, Simin, a 35 year-old teacher, has been “renting” her child from a drug- addicted woman, Nasibeh, for 4 years. As Nasibeh’s husband is being released from prison, Nasibeh wants her child back. Now Simin confronts a reality that will change her life forever.
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Forty-Seven Views Of Leslie Laskey

  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Runtime: 53 min: 00 sec
  • Director: David Wild
  • Screening Twenty | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Documentary General Audience Inspirational
  • Shot over an eleven year period, Forty Seven Views of Leslie Laskey is a chronicle of the 91 year old artist, poet and legendary teacher, Leslie J Laskey. Often described as passionate, demanding, insightful, magical, inspirational and above all creative. He is a force to be reckoned with, as illustrated in this beautifully shot film portrait
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Over Troubled Waters

  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Runtime: 45 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Russell Fisher
  • Screening Nineteen | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Documentary Educational Social Issues
  • The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the largest estuary on
    the west coast of the Americas. In this visually rich documentary, Ed
    Begley, Jr. narrates the story of the battle being fought by
    the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and
    to encourage safer water policies for the Golden State and
    all the people of California. 
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Leave A Message After The Tone

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 11 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Andrea Monzani
  • Screening Fifteen | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Drama Foreign Film General Audience Subtitles
  • After months of absence, David comes back to his old house. Among the dishes to wash and a dozen letters he finds in the mail-box, he discovers that his old answering machine is still working, and there are messages left for him. What he thought would have been a quiet and regular first day back home turns to be a dive into his memory.
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My Father's Mistress

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 38 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Kousuke Sakoda
  • Screening Fifteen | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Drama Subtitles
  • Her parents have been quarreling ever since she was a little child. When one day her father falls ill, his mistress comes to the house, asking the name of the hospital to which he was taken.Her mother refuses to tell, but she, defiant towards her mother who took her troubles out on her instead of getting a divorce, runs after the lover. But when she confronts the mistress, the mistress who has caused so much pain, her expression betrays her feelings. Seeing this, the mistress invites she to her house, saying that she would like to talk some more. Just by looking at the apartment she can tell her father stayed there often.
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(R)esistenza

  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hr:13 min:00 sec
  • Director: Francesco Cavaliere
  • Screening Fifteen | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Documentary Drama Social Issues
  • (R)esistenza follows eight stories of civil resistance in Scampia, the notorious suburban district of Naples as also described in Roberto Saviano's novel: 'Gomorrah'. Against a backdrop of organized crime, high unemployment and social decay, the protagonists tell us about their lives and the daily struggle to make their neighborhood a better place to live.

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Jew

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 38 min: 20 sec
  • Director: Michael Carney
  • Screening Fourteen | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Drama Social Issues
  • This film explores the difficult reality of hate crimes that people still face today. Jew is about an infiltration of Anti-Semitism on an Orthodox Jewish family, and a young man's struggles to victory over hate and oppression. The main character digs deep within himself, and his faith, for incredible physical and emotional strength. We learn that change starts with one person's choice
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The Italian Key

  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hr: 31 min: 44 sec
  • Director: Rosa Karo
  • Screening Fourteen | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Action Comedy Drama Romance
  • Nominated Best Drama Feature: A romantic fairy tale about a 19-year-old orphan who gets, as her sole inheritance, an antique key that unlocks both an old villa in Italy and the mysteries of her family history. 
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Brightwood

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 18 min:: 29 sec
  • Director: L. Gabriel Gonda
  • Screening Thirteen | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Drama Social Issues
  • Nominated Best Drama Short: Sparrow, age 10, wakes one morning to discover a nest of baby mice in her sock drawer. Attempting to care for them, she takes them with her on her mysterious daily routine; bicycling through the forest, along the beach and quiet rural roads, collecting various found treasures. Along the way the mice face danger. Deep in the forest, Sparrow has created a sanctuary in a run-down house where she keeps her treasures and hides from the rest of the world. She brings the baby mice here but is unable to care for them. Sparrow returns home to find her parents in the kitchen, and the reason for her need to find a family is revealed as she faces a challenge greater than any child should.

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Divination

  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hr: 38 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Ben Pohl
  • Screening Twenty-Two | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Screening Thirteen | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Drama
  • Nominated Best Drama Feature: Supernatural forces collide when madness meets magic. A young, successful artist is married to a lovely lady; they're filled with joy at their first pregnancy and the uncanny return of their mysterious friend Dee. But Jason is tormented by fear continually whispering nightmares and horrific visions into his mind. As he descends deeper into madness an intervention is made by the powerful angel and his eager assistant Daniel.
    Before long, an all-out pulse-pounding battle wages for their souls. 'Divination' is pure spiritual warfare, a thriller like no other.

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Beyond the Burqa

  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Runtime: 20 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Sahra Mosawi
  • Screening Twelve | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Documentary Educational
  • This film represent sthe life and prospects of women in Bamiyan, the only city with woman Mayor in Afghanistan. It follows two afghan women who are victims of the society and they are screaming to the world what they want from their society. A rare picture of how the priority of women from strict nation is changing can be seen through their stories. This is the story of afghan women building their future with past memories and utilizing the present resources
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Homecoming

  • Runtime: 26 min: 03 sec
  • Director: Gursimran Sandhu
  • Screening Twelve | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Drama Student Film
  • 12-year-old Nina Patel wants to go to the Homecoming dance but her traditional Indian parents refuse to let their daughter assimilate into such an American tradition. What should be the greatest night in her young life turns into the worst.
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In The Footsteps Of Elie Wiesel

Letting Go

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 8 min: 23 sec
  • Director: Cameron MacKenzie
  • Screening Eleven | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm Screening Twenty-Five | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Drama Religious Spiritual Student Film
  • Nominated Best Student Film: 'Letting Go' is a short film about a tough-minded girl who goes through different stages of grief after the death of someone important to her until she discovers it is OK to go on as the land around her goes on. After the old farmer dies, the girl goes through shock and denial, pain and anger, trying to bargain with God, feeling lonely and lost, until she finally reaches a place of acceptance about the event. Experiencing her environment -- the natural order of Mother Nature -- around her every day eventually led the girl to be able to let the old man go. The journey through the stages of grief carried the young girl into the beginnings of becoming a young woman.
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Wordless

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 4 min: 36 sec
  • Director: Laura Gill
  • Screening Eleven | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Comedy Mature Subjects Romance
  • Nominated Best Comedy Short: A lonely middle aged woman looks for excitement through an on line Scrabble-like game. She begins playing a random opponent, and once things start getting steamy, trouble ensues.
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Water On Mars

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 22 min: 08 sec
  • Director: Chase Smith
  • Screening Eleven | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Drama Student Film Thriller
  • Nominated Best Student Film: Unhappy with his unstimulating home life, 9-year-old Daniel yearns to be abducted by aliens. He sneaks out of his house to relive the kind of adventures he once shared with his dad, but encounters a seedy cast of characters on his journey to see the universe. 
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The Word (La Palabra)

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 5 min: 55 sec
  • Director: Alvaro Ramos
  • Screening Eleven | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Drama Foreign Film
  • The word, one of our most precious gifts of the soul, has been destroyed by the new technologies. A short film with a fine touch of irony, addresses the current drama of human isolation
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Camp

  • Film Type: Narrative Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hr: 40 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Jacob Roebuck
  • Screening Eleven | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Drama Religious Social Issues Youth/Teen
  • Nominated Best Drama Feature: Eli's life is a nightmare. After an abusive run in with his father, Eli is placed in foster care. In pursuit of a business deal, Ken is lured to sign up to be Eli's counselor at a summer camp for abused and neglected kids. After the first day at camp, Ken realizes he is in over his head and plans to give up. During the week, Ken's heart is broken as he learns of the terrible abuse Eli has suffered. Eli opens up to Ken as Ken starts to love Eli unconditionally. An unauthorized visit from Eli's father threatens to send everything spiraling out of control.
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Towing

  • Film Type: Narrative Short
  • Runtime: 14 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Wenhwa Ts'ao
  • Screening Ten | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Drama Social Issues Student Film
  • Nominated Best Student Film: A film about a female veteran's struggle to make the adjustment to civilian life, one fateful night her experiences in the war come back to challenge her as she's yet again forced to face meaningless death. Towing explores themes of gender, race and class with a feminine perspective on the emotional effects of war. 
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Flat Daddy

  • Film Type: Documentary Feature
  • Runtime: 1 hr: 22 min: 00 sec
  • Director: Nara Garber / Betsy Nagler
  • Screening Ten | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Documentary Social Issues
  • Over the course of more than a decade at war, military families across the U.S. have turned to "flat daddies," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, parents and children serving overseas, to ease the pain of repeated deployments.  Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, FLAT DADDY follows four such families to explore the impact of war on those left behind.

     

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