2018

Best of Fest
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
37 minutes
Director:
Laura Somers

A group of troubled teens from a low-income community break into Los Ricos, the local mansion with a border fence, and spend the day pretending to be rich in order to forget their difficult lives.

Best Narrative Short
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Austin Madding

The 2018 Paducah 48 Hour Film Project winner.A story about balance. A woman is stalked by a terrifying figure. Not everything is as it seems.

Best Documentary Short
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
12 minutes
Director:
Ryan Maxey & Zack Wright

Willcox, Arizona is a country music town that isn’t what it used to be. The town has a single radio station, run by one employee who lives at the studio, and is seen as an outcast by many of the townspeople.

This unlikely champion of country music has a troubled history with the music that he plays every day. But he’s keeping it alive for the old folks, and looking for redemption over the airwaves.

Best Documentary Feature
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
8 minutes
Director:
Glenn Hall

This film follows the 4th and 5th generation commercial fisherman working the Ohio River Valley Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the Tennessee River. The problems faced by rules and regulations and trying to make the invasive species Asian Carp profitable.

Animation
Canada
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
The Bum Family

Lilly, a 10-foot tall orange monster, babysits a human baby. The mom leaves a long list of what not to do. What could go wrong? Made by the Bum Family, a collective of 6 cousins. This is NOT made at a film school or institution. Pure indie.

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
16 minutes
Director:
Zach Bandler

Set on a remote stretch of stormy coastline, a hardened young woman agrees to dinner at the home of an aging recluse.

Featuring Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Meg Steedle (HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award winner Bruce Davison (LONGTIME COMPANION).

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
8 minutes
Director:
Marielle Woods

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Fredric Lehne

A man and his GPS, fleeing murder and madness, drive into the twilight zone.

Experimental
United States
Runtime:
2 minutes
Director:
Dillon Ward

A short about the self we presentsmilingversus the self we edit out – unsmiling.

Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
34 minutes
Director:
Judd Ehrlich

When Palestinian Lutheran Pastor Khader El-Yateem decides to run to become NYCs first Arab American elected official in his conservative Brooklyn neighborhood, he does what no one thinks possible, igniting his marginalized communitys hopes and dreams. In the elections aftermath, an unforeseeable blow threatens the foundation of the movement they started, and the community finds their newfound optimism tested to its limit. Father K must face the realities of what it takes to build lasting power in a divided America, but through it all, his voice emerges as funny, bold, and defiantly hopeful a bridge-builder in a polarized time.

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