2017

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
18 minutes
Director:
Dinh Thai

First place winner of HBO's inaugural APA Visionaries contest. What can I get to you? Thats the question driving a conflicted young hustler who sells everything and anything to make money. As he code-switches through various cliques, hes forced to confront racism as well as the immorality of his occupation.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
43 minutes
Director:
Fredrick Johnson

A shiftless malcontent teams up with a shady Eastern European con artist to make some quick cash, but ends up becoming an unlikely, and reluctant, Robin Hood when he discovers his new partner-in-crime has traveled halfway around the world to free a victim of human trafficking.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Heather Tom

In a story that confronts the prescription opiate-to-heroin epidemic head-on, one man recounts his tale of addiction, recovery, family and regret during a Narcotics Anonymous meeting that is anything but ordinary.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
57 minutes
Director:
Matthew Lutz, Justin Gutwein

Feel youre destined for more? Desire to impact others? Want more meaning in your life? Many of us move through life executing our talent but not honoring our gift. This film explores the difference between the two on an emotional, mental, and scientific level. In GIVE & GROW, Philip McKernan takes a group of people to India for a social experiment to see if he can help them uncover their gift, and discover their higher calling.

Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
35 minutes
Director:
Jean Donohue

un unravels the story of an underground gay, gender bending sexual outlaw community dating back to the time of the American Civil War. In the 1960s, the Old World gay scene was changing. The Pagan Babies, a loosely connected group of artists and drag queens set out to challenge this conservative, Southern gay society.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
15 minutes
Director:
Sue Mroz

Two middle-aged sisters sorting through 50 years' worth of family memorabilia reconnect, as they contend with their late father's beloved ham.

Animation
Canada
Runtime:
5 minutes
Director:
The Bum Family

Lilly, a 10 -foot tall orange monster, and her adorable friend Fluffle, are abducted by aliens. An epic adventure ensues as they try desperately to return home in the nick of time.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
Director:
Shannon Silva

Its 1978. Stranded without a car, in the middle of nowhere North Carolina, a young mother rides out a severe storm and internally struggles with how to exit her abusive marriage.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
23 minutes
Director:
Jon Mohr

U.S. bat populations, which have an estimated value of 22 billion dollars to the agricultural industry, are declining due in part to loss of habitat. An artificial bat roost, called BrandenBark, offers a unique and promising solution to this dilemma for bark roosting, endangered bats. The film tells the story of the synthetic bark's inception, new installations on TVA land in Alabama and Tennessee, and groundbreaking research with these structures at Fort Knox, KY.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
44 minutes
Director:
Mischa Marcus

I AM STILL HERE is the story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into Americas child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Laylas journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future.

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