2017

Special Jury Award
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
23 minutes
Director:
Dean Peterson

REIFF 2017

A comedy about two estranged sisters who are thrust back into each other's lives by the impending death of their grandmother and forced to try to repair their feral relationship.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
20 minutes
Director:
Matthew Fleischmann, Lars Fuchs

REIFF 2017

In the not-too-distant past, all food was local. Hyper-local, in fact: if you didnt grow it or find it yourself, you didnt eat it. Today our food is hyper-global: wherever you are, you can get your food from any corner of the world. What might a return to hyper-localism look like today, now that over half the worlds population lives in cities? In FOOD CITY, the filmmakers, Matt and Lars endeavor to find out by challenging themselves to serve a four-course meal for eight people - using only ingredients grown, caught, or foraged from within the five boroughs of New York City.

Experimental
France
Runtime:
10 minutes
Director:
Matheiu Peteul

REIFF 2017

Elsa, a young woman who had an abortion, looks for her lost innocence tracing back her childhood.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
40 minutes
Director:
Daniel Kremer, Deniz Demirer

REIFF 2017

Frictions develop when Yisroel "Izzy" Jonigkeyt, a Chassidic Jew from Crown Heights, travels to San Francisco to visit Polish-born Catholic friend Marek Wisniewski with the intent of discovering why a Bay Area art-world iconoclast named Harry Kierk seeks to destroy a lifetime's worth of his own work. As the visit progresses, Izzy and Marek discover for the first time that complex historical baggage impinges on their curious friendship and, soon, they begin to understand why Kierk is driven towards destruction. Continued encounters with Marek's vaguely anti-Semitic cousin Irek (who is their only gateway to contact Kierk) only compound these tensions.

Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
9 minutes
Director:
Matt Hartley

REIFF 2017

The dark twisted tale of a man who's accused of murdering his girlfriend, told from his shadow's perspective.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
5 minutes
Director:
Steven Phalen

REIFF 2017

Before Erik leaves to get a gallon of milk, a future telling device arrives at his doorstep telling him he needs to change his path.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
19 minutes
Director:
Nicole Triche

REIFF 2017

Near the southern tip of Topsail Island, NC you'll find a typical small town post office. But, if you climb the stairs to the second floor, you'll find a roller skating rink that is over 50 years old. Behind the counter of both the post office and the rink you'll find Miss Doris. ALL SKATE, EVERYBODY SKATE is a portrait of a woman in her late seventies who has known hard times and met them head-on with grit and an extraordinary work ethic that has kept her climbing that wooden staircase each evening to rent and repair skates, spin vintage 45s, and weave smoothly in-between the tourists in her white skates with the red wheels.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Jason Gibson

REIFF 2017

A day in the life of a soldier.

Winner of the 2017 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project.

Narrative Short
United Kingdom
Runtime:
22 minutes
Director:
Dougie Irvine

REIFF 2017

NOW I AM is a short film which explores what it means to grow up, how our number defines us and ultimately how small stories shape our lives.

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

REIFF 2017

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 …

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