2017

Best of Fest
Narrative Short
Iran
Runtime:
13 minutes
Director:
Milad Jarmooz

The story of a woman accused of infidelity on the day after her wedding.

Special Jury Award
Experimental
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Kristin Reeves

The Chicago Board of Education made history in 2013 approving the closure of 50 schools, the largest public school closing to date in the United States. I shot all 50 schools on a 100 roll of 16mm film while my DSLR caught vignettes of their communities. Direct laser animation and bleach were used to distress the 16mm film, which was then optically printed.

Special Jury Award
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
13 minutes
Director:
Gayle Nosal, Beret E. Strong

The refugee crisis in Ugandas Kyangwali Refugee Settlement isnt new. For the people of this camp, being a refugee is a protracted circumstance endured for decades. SAUTI (Voice in Swahili) follows the efforts of five young women who were brought to the Settlement as children and who, as they approach adulthood; strive to pursue their dreams for a future beyond the constraints of a protracted refugee situation in an underdeveloped host country. Though safer than they were before, little else has changed since fleeing war and persecution years ago in their home countries of Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan. Transcending the label refugee has been especially challenging for the women of Kyangwali.

Special Jury Award
Documentary Feature
Mexico
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
36 minutes
Director:
Julio Carlos

THE GUY FROM OKLAHOMA narrates the story of Anado McLauchlin, a visual artist born in Oklahoma but whose chaotic life took him to San Francisco, New York and India before finally settling down in Mexico, where he has built an impressive art gallery in the middle of a desert village, on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

A day in the life of a soldier.

Winner of the 2017 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project.

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

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 Kingdom
Runtime:
22 minutes
Director:
Dougie Irvine

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.

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