2020

Official Selection
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
15 minutes
52 seconds
Director:
Olivia Loomis Merrion

REIFF 2020

Once a year, 30,000 quilters descend upon Paducah, Kentucky for its annual quilt competition-- doubling the town's population. "Quilt Week" or “the Academy Awards of quilting” is a huge, adorable spectacle featuring quilt celebrities (including the Quilt Queen herself), a nonstop local TV channel (aptly named The Quilt Channel) and other women passionate about their craft. The film weaves through quilter stories, backboned by the exciting competition. Even though almost everyone has a smile on their face, the film pays tribute to deeper, more serious motivators that make people quilt.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
23 minutes
Director:
David Light

REIFF 2020

A freak accident pushes two low-level suburban carpet store employees to their breaking point.

Official Selection
Animation
United States
Runtime:
3 minutes
33 seconds
Director:
David Coleman

REIFF 2020

Chris Stapleton’s “Second One To Know” official music video – created in collaboration with Pure Imagination Studios, Universal Music Group (UMG) and The LEGO Group.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United Kingdom
Runtime:
14 minutes
59 seconds
Director:
Dekel Berenson

REIFF 2020

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Sheldon Wong Schwartz

REIFF 2020

A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, "Once Upon a Time") at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, "I Kill Giants") yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.

Official Selection
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
11 minutes
24 seconds
Director:
Alizé Carrère

REIFF 2020

Despite the growing persistence of environmental change, human resourcefulness remains alive and well as people across the globe experiment with adaptive methods on the ground. In ADAPTATION: Kentucky, scientist and National Geographic Explorer Alizé Carrère travels to a small town in western Kentucky to meet Angie Yu, a Chinese-American woman who is turning the Mississippi River’s invasive Asian Carp problem into an environmental and economic triumph. While Americans may want nothing to do with this bony fish, other parts of the world consider carp a resource – one to be cherished and celebrated. Can Americans learn to do the same?

Official Selection
Canada
Runtime:
7 minutes
52 seconds
Director:
The Bum Family

REIFF 2020

Lilly, a giant orange monster, embarks on an adventure at a lakeside fishing camp with her friend Fluffle. Will Lilly discover the mysterious secret that lurks below the surface of the lake?

Official Selection
Narrative Short
Spain
Runtime:
3 minutes
Director:
Carlos Gómez-Trigo

REIFF 2020

Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony's head.

Official Selection
Experimental
United States
Runtime:
5 minutes
50 seconds
Director:
Daniel Yocum

REIFF 2020

A homeless heroin addicted prostitute in Nashville, Tennessee seeks transcendence from her suffering.

Official Selection
Narrative Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
32 minutes
Director:
Zach Schlapkohl, Jacob Kiesling, & Ethan Cartwright

REIFF 2020

A mockumentary about rehabilitated zombies (or necro-sapiens, to be politically correct) facing the adversities that come with living in a time when they aren't yet considered socially equal to homo-sapiens (aka, human beings).

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