2017

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.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
17 minutes
Director:
Robert T. Herrera

Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the city streets and hides away on a midwest city rooftop during the 4th of July holiday. He is found by Holly, a widowed alcoholic, who lives in the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston terrier. They commit to spending the day together above the city as they wait for a hopeful resolve to Eugenes situation. As their day passes, their friendship grows, and their personal realities begin to catch up with them.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
Director:
Joe Youorski

After his mom re-marries, Jacob Perry, 12, moves to a new city and couldn't be more nervous for his first day at school. Things get more complicated when his step-brother steals his backpack to smuggle their sick cat onto the city bus, leading Jacob to skip and follow him along to the vet's office.

Documentary Feature
Australia
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
20 minutes
Director:
Kim Beamish

In enviable weather, on the southeast coast of Australia, a punt glides over Merimbula Lake towards an oyster lease, with a passionate young oyster farmer Dom at the helm. Its a romantic picture of tranquil beauty and a life close to nature, attuned to the rhythm of the tides. But Dom and fellow locals swear the waters getting warmer and the storms more severe. The only oyster its legal for them to grow in the lake is the famous gourmets delight, the Sydney Rock Oyster. Taking three years to mature, its highly vulnerable to pollution and changes in water temperature and salinity. There are diseases too and the threat of competition from a much faster growing non-native species, the Pacific Oyster. OYSTER follows Dom and Pip into their home, their work-shed, out on their punt and into the water, to see what its like to be raising two energetic young boys, while youre working big hours to keep a few million oysters alive, and any decision you make to deal with the pressures of climate change, environmental damage and increasing disease could have far reaching consequences.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
10 minutes
Director:
Eric Shahinian

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about remaining the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Narrative Feature
Canada
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
34 minutes
Director:
Ryan M. Andrews

After fame abandons him in an apathetic existence of misery and self-loathing, a writer's infatuation with his "muse" becomes a dangerous obsession.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
Director:
Brad Riddell

A concert pianist (David Pasquesi) receives a startling omen as he struggles to recover from a traumatic brain injury.

Documentary Feature
Austria
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
42 minutes
Director:
Vlado Priborsky

This is the life story of Vlado, born behind the Iron Curtain in Kuřim, in the former Czechoslovakia.  When he is 12 years old his parents decide to move to Vienna.  What follows is the discovery of a whole new world, the world of movies. Soon young Vlado’s passion for films results in his own short films.  And from the beginning at the back of his mind, the desire to someday make a feature film …

Narrative Short
Australia
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Elli Iliades

Iris lives on an isolated farm in northwest Tasmania where she and her sisters have few friends and minimal connection with the outside world. Iris often thinks about leaving but when she tells her father, Theodore, of her plans, he seems reluctant to let her go. He gives her a gift to take with her on her travels: a necklace that is an heirloom in his family. But Iris soon starts to realize that there is much more to this necklace than meets the eye. There is much more to Theodores gift.

Experimental
Iran
Runtime:
40 minutes
Director:
Ali Sharifi

FUSION is a step toward cinematography. It is a line between cinema and video. Edit and installation convey a feeling ... a unique feeling ... and every human being feels in a unique way. That is how cinema and the audience meet. Installation should be close to a poem, therefore, the pictures should replace the words. The important pictures are the inspirational and poetical ones that fascinate us with new discoveries just by staring at them.

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