Official Selections 2020

Official Selections & Special Screenings 2020

Please see our schedule for dates and times of screenings!

 

  • 9th Island Stories: Hula
    Director: Reyn Kaneshiro
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 5 minutes
    Synopsis:

    9th Island Stories: Hula is a short documentary about a student organization at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas dedicated to preserving Hawaiian culture in the ninth island of Las Vegas.

    UNLV Student

  • Always Remember Me
    Director: Nell Teare
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dark Comedy
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Grief's a party. A young woman confronts her past at her childhood best friend's 7th birthday party. This is complicated, because her best friend has been dead for 18 years. Based on true events.

    https://vimeo.com/297836843
  • Bad Mother
    Director: Marnie Baxter
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    Country: United Kingdom
    Genre: Thriller
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    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Based on the true story of a mother at the end of her tether who finds understanding and solace from a stranger on the beach. But is she right to trust this woman, another mother, with the care of her children? Bad Mother explores the struggles of motherhood, questioning our relationship with strangers in this modern world, and how we judge each other as mums.

    An unnerving drama about motherhood. "An excellently unsettling directorial debut." Mark Kermode​​.

  • The Big Wish
    Director: Nicolle Peterson
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Commercial
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    Run Time: 1 minutes
    Synopsis:

    As the winner of the Social Media Campaign award from the Coca-Cola/Regal Cinemas contest, this spot screened in Regal theaters across the country. This spot will screen between blocks throughout the festival.

    UNLV Students: Nicolle Peterson & Lili Campisi

  • Blink of an Eye: Photographer Mary Schroeder
    Director: Bill Wisneski
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Profile of the legendary Detroit Free Press sports photographer Mary Schroeder.

    https://vimeo.com/362153099
  • Card Tricks
    Director: Stephie Rolloff
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An amateur magician gets more than he bargained for when he gets a new roommate.

    * This is a non-dialogue piece; hearing impaired friendly.

    NSC Student

  • Cat People
    Director: Asako Ushio
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    Country: United States, Japan
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 62 minutes
    Synopsis:

    This documentary poses the question of how we as humans coexist with cats by exploring the eclectic lives of devoted cat lovers. We’ll journey from America to a small island in Japan to learn and explore various human/feline relationships.

    https://vimeo.com/196780628
  • Cecilia the Celibate Episode 1
    Director: Crystal S Roman
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The Black Latina Movement presents a romantic comedy about Cecilia Vasquez, a young woman who teams up with her two best friends to conquer her quest for love and happiness while staying true to her vow of celibacy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXI6C5srnpU&t=44s
  • Choker
    Director: Orson Cornick
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    Country: United Kingdom
    Genre: Thriller
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    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    As a girl drops from the sky onto a crowded beach, a mysterious man drives at breakneck speed towards her.

    Choker is a unique narrative take on one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Due to its 'no dialogue' nature, it is a film that we hope will resonate with audiences around the world.

    https://vimeo.com/384203894
  • Clara and the Imaginary Lives
    Director: Giulia Casagrande
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    Country: Italy
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 45 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The discovery of a photo taken at the end of the 1930s is the starting point as we travel through Clara’s past. While her memory becomes ever more frail, her young granddaughter attempts to reconstruct her youth in fascist Italy with the help of images that ignite the memory of a relentless film buff. Using vintage footage, the film explores coming of age in an era dominated by great turmoil. An era in which cinema and propaganda influenced the identity of an entire generation.

    https://vimeo.com/246117375
  • Colourblind
    Director: The Bashford Twins
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    Country: United Kingdom
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Based on true events. The story follows Amber's life falling for the wrong man who manipulates her over the years. From what appears to be a loving relationship quickly unfolds the reality of a victim unable to escape from domestic abuse. Supported by SafeLives charity.

  • The Cunning Man
    Director: Zoe Dobson
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    Country: United Kingdom
    Genre: Suspense
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The Cunning Man is inspired by a real Cunning Man, John Harries (c.1785 - 1839). It's an enchanted tale of compassion in the face of callous greed.

  • Dance Dance Astro Gurl
    Director: Margarita Salazar Parrenas
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Music Video
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    Run Time: 5 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On Planet Voluptua, Orbit's mission is to be accepted by curvaceous aliens. As the Voluptuous communicate with their bodies, she must learn their moves and in turn show them her best.

    NSC Student

  • Dear Bella
    Director: Zaira B Aguilar
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    Country: United States
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Bella accidentally discovers her mother is mysteriously ill and moved into an isolated bedroom. Through her innocent attempts to rebuild the relationship, they become pen pals. As the separation begins to take a toll, Bella is left no choice but to confront the harsh realities of life.

  • Delight in the Mountain
    Director: Francisco Torres
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 90 minutes
    Synopsis:

    After spending most of her career as a lawyer defending the mob, Anna Maria tries to hide from the rough characters who have surrounded her. In "soap opera" style, the mob tracks her down, kidnaps her mother, and demands she argue one more case defending the son of the mafia boss.

    https://vimeo.com/265392350
  • Deuce
    Director: Alice Felgate
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dramedy
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A girl checks into a beautifully remote five-star hotel - but what is she up to? All is revealed in  Deuce - a quirky family dramedy about the daughter of a tennis pro. She is her father’s champion and cheerleader. Together they can take on the world.

  • Electric Swan
    Director: Konstantina Kotzamani
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    Country: Argentina, Greece
    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 40 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Buildings are not supposed to move. But on Avenida Libertador 2050, a building moves and the ceiling shivers, causing a strange nausea that devours its residents. Those who live on the top are afraid they'll fall - those who live beneath are afraid they'll drown.

    https://vimeo.com/349884646
  • Empty by Design
    Director: Andrea Walter
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    Country: United States, Philippines
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 86 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Empty by Design is a thoughtful exploration of feeling lost between two places. Amidst the urban rhythms of contemporary Manila, Filipino millennials Eric (Osric Chau, who also serves as producer) and Samantha (Rhian Ramos) return home after some time abroad and find themselves drawn together through their mutual loneliness. A film where a sense of belonging feels elusive, Empty by Design explores the emotional heaviness of coming back to a place you unknowingly fought so hard to forget.

    Special Screening: Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year

  • F*ckboy Manifesto
    Director: Graciela Garcia
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    Country: United States
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    Student
    Genre: Dramedy
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    When Alex, a young woman in college, is dissed in love for the nth time, she retraces her not-so-casual hookups. We follow her journey as she meets the dark, sexy senior (who looks like a vampire), the goofy freshman who skates, and finally, the golden-boy-next-door. As she wades through cigarette smoke, tiny hats, Carhartt jackets, and false promises, Alex turns to you, her audience, to help her understand how to navigate this tricky landscape.

  • The Family Farm
    Director: Kim Jansson
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    Country: Sweden
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

     A daughter moves from the family farm as a nineteen year old. Twenty years later her aging parents still live and work on the farm. The daughter/ director tells a story about choices in life, mortality and the ambivalence of leaving a place that symbolises both security and stagnation.

  • Found in Korea
    Director: Nam Holtz, Allison Lane, Kevyn Settle
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    Country: United States, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 74 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An adoptee travels back to Korea for the first time in 35 years in search of her birth parents and the world she lost as a baby. While retracing the steps of her own adoption, she discovers her culture, identity and questions why Koreans are not adopting their own.

    https://vimeo.com/268458079
  • Gabrielle
    Director: Nicola Rose
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dramedy
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    When 13-year-old Gabrielle signs up for ballet, she encounters bullying from her teacher — and true friendship where she least expects it. A story about overcoming bullying, body image, friendship and knowing your worth.

    https://vimeo.com/342618129
  • Ghazaal
    Director: Ragini Bhasin
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    Country: India
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A 13-year-old Afghan girl hustles around in a refugee camp, trying to survive the harsh circumstances.

    https://vimeo.com/334238039
  • Hard Shadow
    Director: Neda Khanifar
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    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 3 minutes
    Synopsis:

    "The right to be free is the most important gift that must be given to every human being from the very beginning." - Director's Statement

  • I Exist
    Director: Jemsen Yumico Bollozos, Alyson Arsen
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Living with the burden of expectation, a mother and a daughter confront their fears.

    UNLV Student

  • Ingenue
    Director: Sophie Webb
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Thriller
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    Run Time: 20 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A young Australian actress moves to Hollywood with dreams of making it big, but her ambitions are jeopardized when mysterious letters start showing up in her mail box.

  • Insanity
    Director: Jemsen Yumico Bollozos
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 2 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Impressions of a dancer's rage.

    UNLV Student

  • Jones
    Director: Stacey Maltin
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Aware that her drinking has become destructive, Jones takes a go at living the sober life. Not wanting to be someone else’s problem, she pushes away help and comes face to face with herself and her lack of control.

  • Kenin
    Director: Elisa Moar
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    Country: Canada
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    Student
    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 3 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A deeply moving personal poem that embodies the #metoo movement.

  • Knocking Down the Fences
    Director: Meg Shutzer
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    Country: United States
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A look at AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove, and her struggle to make it as one of the best professional softball players in the world.

    https://vimeo.com/350194518
  • La Lettre
    Director: Katherine Harold
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    Country: France
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A look at marital issues in the 1950's as the wife seeks more independence and recognition within the relationship. Story loosely inspired by Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House.

  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
    Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
    Director: Carol Dysinger
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    Country: United States, Afghanistan
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 39 minutes
    Synopsis:

    In Afghanistan, many young girls are not able to participate in sports. Cultural and religious norms, along with other factors such as safety concerns and years of warfare, have resulted in limited athletic and recreational opportunities for women and girls, especially those who come from impoverished neighborhoods. But there is a new generation of Afghan girls who believe they can do anything.
    Winner: 2020 Oscar, Best Documentary (Short Subject)
    Special Screening sponsored by A&E Indie Films

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZuJGt8eXNI
  • Let the Blonde Sing
    Director: Rachel Knoll
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An intimate look into a small community in Alaska through the eyes of Beverly Sue Waltz, the bartender of the only bar open all-year-round.

  • The Lost City Museum
    Director: Benjamin Van Alstyne, Spencer Holmes
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 17 minutes
    Synopsis:

    In the small-town of Overton, Nevada, 1.5 hours north of Las Vegas, the Lost City Museum has been educating visitors about the Moapa Valley since 1935. The museum is a place of pride for the community; however, due to its remote location and low funding, it struggles to remain relevant in our modern day. The new director archaeologist Mary-Beth Timm tackles the museum’s struggles.

    UNLV Student

  • Lost in the Eighties
    Director: Brandon Mowles
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 17 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A young woman finds her father and details of her past after the death of her mother.

    UNLV Student

  • Lunch Break
    Director: Tyler Smith
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dramedy
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    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Before she can go on her lunch break, office receptionist Mel is pushed to the limits by her boss's sexist demands, including babysitting his precocious six year-old son.

    https://vimeo.com/287446734
  • The Most Beautiful
    Director: Rachel Irene Wilke
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    Country: United States
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Thriller
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    Run Time: 21 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Isolated in an unforgiving landscape, an expecting mother navigates the abusive relationship with her husband in the pursuit of a spiritual freedom just beyond her reach.

  • Motherland
    Director: Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse Soursourian
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    Country: Armenia
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 19 minutes
    Synopsis:

    What if fighting for your country meant going against some of its most traditional values? Motherland explores the women who shake tradition to rid their country of landmines leftover from a devastating ethnic war. Individually outcast; together, a collective - the deminers support each other as they take on the dangerous role of breaking stereotypes and securing the future of their war-torn republic.

  • The Mustang
    Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 96 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

    Filmed in Northern Nevada.

    Vanguard Award Screening

  • Names for Snow
    Director: Rebecca Thomassie
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    Country: Canada
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 6 minutes
    Synopsis:

    We follow Rebecca Thomassie, an Inuk woman, around Kangirsuk as she learns the 52 Inuktitut words for snow.

  • The Necklace
    Director: Shirelle Edery
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    Country: Israel
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 30 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Mathilde Loisel regrets her modest lot in life and spends endless hours imagining a more extravagant existence. One night, her husband returns home proudly bearing an invitation to a formal party. He hopes that Mathilde will be thrilled with the chance to attend an event of this sort, but she is instantly angry and begins to cry.

    French language; based on the short story by Guy de Maupassant.

  • Night Tide
    Director: Annette Bedrossian
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    Country: United States
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An awkward young boy finds the love of his life at the ocean near where they reside, As they grow up together and their love blossoms, tragedy strikes as the ocean wants to destroy their happiness.

  • Pappy Hour
    Director: Nell Teare
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Comedy
     | 
    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A woman must bring together her dysfunctional family to fulfill her father’s last wish.

  • The Passport
    Director: Hanieh Bavali
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    Country: Iran, Islamic Republic
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A young photographer is absorbed in his daily routine taking photos of others who want to leave Iran. But he must stay...

  • Pioneers in Skirts
    Director: Ashley Maria
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 60 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Pioneers in Skirts is an entertaining examination of gender parity in the workplace from the perspective of the filmmaker who was frustrated with her own problems in the film industry.

  • Places
    Director: Claudia Barral
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    Country: Spain
    Genre: Experimental
     | 
    Run Time: 5 minutes
    Synopsis:

    In Places we explore the limits of time, the trip to different instants, expanding the possibilities of the ellipsis and giving birth to an artistic universe that evokes memories.

  • Pool Party
    Director: Polina Buchak
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    Country: United States
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Nika, an introverted high schooler, lives every day feeling like an outcast. Marked with a significant scar on her stomach, she prefers to remain unnoticed until a pool party invitation pushes her to confront her insecurities.

  • Possibilities
    Director: Charlotte Barrett, Sean Fallon
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    Country: United States
     | 
    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Dark Comedy
     | 
    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Immediately after his dog dies, Dennis goes on a Tinder date hoping it will help him escape his grief. He is wrong.

  • Prodana
    Director: Aleksandra Nestorov
     | 
    Country: Serbia and Montenegro
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 19 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Four Roma women recall experiences of escaping or surviving forced early marriage and facing obstacles in education and employment, while preserving their integrity and opposing oppression.

  • Rainshadow
    Director: Kari Barber
     | 
    Country: United States
     | 
    Nevada Filmmaker (Reno)
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 37 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Rainshadow, a high school for at-risk students, is threatened with being taken over by the state for low test scores, but the school's art teacher and principal have one last shot to save the school that has saved so many kids.

  • Red
    Director: Amit Shamir
     | 
    Country: Israel
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On the evening of the Jewish Passover, Leon, a 14-year-old girl, deals with the pain and shock of getting her period for the first time. During the ritualistic dinner celebration, she takes a stand, challenging her Israeli-Moroccan family to confront the patriarchal traditions within their home.

  • The Same Story
    Director: Alice Airoldi
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    Country: United States
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 19 minutes
    Synopsis:

    1976. A member of the Weathermen Underground has finally been arrested and is under trial for his actions. But Madeline, the young journalist covering the trial, can't stop thinking of all the events and misunderstandings that brought her, the accused and the prosecutor together.

  • Shadow at the Door
    Director: Roshni Bhatia
     | 
    Country: United States
    Genre: Horror
     | 
    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A troubled young woman searches for an intruder in her home unaware that what she’s really looking for may be something she refuses to see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmECSu8VDU
  • Space Captain and Callista
    Director: A.R. Kagan
     | 
    Country: United States
     | 
    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Dramedy
     | 
    Run Time: 100 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A young man with Asperger's Syndrome, under the shadow of his overprotective mother, wants to live independently. A tough-as-nails teen girl has a troubled, chaotic home life. Their unlikely friendship is tainted by outsiders' suspicions and accusations.

    https://vimeo.com/287851602
  • St. Bernie
    Director: Elise Tyson
     | 
    Country: Australia
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Dramedy
     | 
    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    When fourteen-year-old Bernie is caught with her meticulously compiled "sex bible," she must convince her religious mother that she isn't depraved or sex-obsessed, but just a girl forced to navigate her crucial teenage years alone.

    https://vimeo.com/284039857
  • Strangers’ Reunion
    Director: Liz Sargent
     | 
    Country: United Kingdom, Hong Kong
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Mira, a Korean-American adoptee, travels to Hong Kong to meet her birth mother for the first time. Impulsively, she invites Yura to visit her the day before their official meeting in the hope that they’ll find a connection "before a translator gets in the way." However, with only a basic understanding of each other’s languages, misunderstandings threaten their tenuous attempts at connection.

  • Suddenly, the Night
    Director: Cristina Bodelón, Inés Pintor Sierra
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    Country: Spain
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 25 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Elena and Mario need a second child desperately, it's a matter of life or death. After an unexpected miscarriage, Elena becomes pregnant again. But the pressure to carry out her pregnancy successfully dive Elena into an abyss.

  • Team Marilyn
    Director: LaToya Morgan
     | 
    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On the eve of a game-changing campaign event, a politician must decide what to do when a secret scandal erupts a few days out from a historic presidential election.

  • That’s the Way You Love
    Director: Limor Shmila
     | 
    Country: Israel
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 96 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Tamara, a successful career woman, lives in a world of high expectations and perfect performances. When she gives birth to her daughter, the change alters the power dynamics in her marriage and sex life. While she struggles to maintain her place at work, their intimacy becomes more and more demanding. When her home becomes a battlefield, Tamara realizes she is a queen trapped in her own castle.

  • Toni Fitzgerald’s Cult Following
    Director: Felicity Pickering
     | 
    Country: Australia
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Dark Comedy
     | 
    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Toni Fitzgerald is a stand up comic. The only issue is she just isn’t funny; not to her workmates, not to her roommate, not even to her Mum. So when she stumbles upon a cult that doesn't approve of popular culture, she finds willing acceptance an opportunity that she can’t refuse.

    https://vimeo.com/339267635
  • Tristan & Kelly
    Director: Sarah Ann Masse, Nick Afka Thomas
     | 
    Country: United Kingdom
    Genre: Romcom
     | 
    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On a dark night, in a small British hamlet, a young American backpacker and a struggling British jobseeker unexpectedly collide. Grappling with fear, frustration, and attraction, Tristan & Kelly’s violent introduction sets off a series of events that change both of their lives forever. 

    https://vimeo.com/358995837
  • Two Paper Nightingales
    Director: Kaylin George
     | 
    Country: United States
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
     | 
    Run Time: 17 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two Paper Nightingales is an original fairy tale illustrated simultaneously from three distinct cultural perspectives. Two princesses are torn apart by prejudice when one fraternizes with a warring state. To be reunited, the women will have to discover that which is universal to the human experience and to adopt acceptance of all peoples.

  • The Unseen Children
    Director: Aori
     | 
    Country: Korea, Democratic People’s Republic
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 31 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Meet Eunkyeong who escaped from North Korea through Laos when she was 13, Seungjin who was nearly shot at the border of China nwhen he was 19, and Seunghee who followed her mom to South Korea when she was 11.

  • An Upside-Down Tale
    Director: Inés Pintor Sierra, Pablo Santidrián
     | 
    Country: Spain
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Luz and Javier meet after two years apart. They have a child in common and they used to be a family. This reunion may be a new beginning or an ending.

  • Vilomah
    Director: Gabriela Vizcarra, Joseph Anaya
     | 
    Country: United States
     | 
    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 28 minutes
    Synopsis:

    After she loses her daughter, Val dedicates every waking second to finding out the truth to why her child and many others are going missing in her city.

  • The Water Runs Red
    Director: Nicolle Peterson
     | 
    Country: United States
     | 
    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Horror
     | 
    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A loving boyfriend, Chris, brings his girlfriend, Lauren, to a cemetery to propose to her with two grave plots that he bought them. When she freaks out, they discover a fountain that runs blood red water. 

    UNLV Student

  • While I Can Lift My Hands
    Director: Helen Reynolds
     | 
    Country: New Zealand, Timor-leste
    Genre: Documentary
     | 
    Run Time: 21 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Women in remote subsistence farms in Timor-Leste come together to learn business skills and lift themselves into the money economy.

  • Wordless
    Director: Ana Pio
     | 
    Country: United Kingdom
     | 
    Student
    Genre: Drama
     | 
    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Zara returns home to find that her housemate Sacha has invited a friend of his over, a man with whom Zara once had a forceful encounter. Throughout the night she struggles with the idea of expressing her feelings or resigning herself to silence.

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