2017

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

REIFF 2017

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.

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

REIFF 2017

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

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

REIFF 2017

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.

Animation
Canada
Runtime:
5 minutes
Director:
The Bum Family

REIFF 2017

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.

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

REIFF 2017

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 Short
United States
Runtime:
13 minutes
Director:
Shannon Silva

REIFF 2017

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.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
4 minutes
Director:
Tom Putnam

REIFF 2017

A young girl is awakened in the middle of the night by a mysterious scratching on the screen door outside her room.

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

REIFF 2017

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

REIFF 2017

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

REIFF 2017

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.

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