Official Selections 2021

Official Selections & Special Screenings 2021

Please see our schedule for live-event and ticketing info.

The following are streaming on-demand June 21 - June 27:

  • The 8th - Production Still
    The 8th
    Director: Aideen Kane, Lucy Kennedy, Maeve O'Boyle
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    Country: Ireland
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 94 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The 8th traces Ireland's campaign to remove the 8th Amendment - a constitutional ban on abortion. It shows the country's transformation from a conservative state in thrall to the Catholic church to a more liberal, secular society. Voices are heard from both sides of the debate, but the primary focus is on the dynamic female leaders of the pro-choice campaign. This dramatic story is underscored by a vivid exploration of the wrenching failures that led to this defining moment.​ An urgent narrative, a cautionary tale and a roadmap for progressive reforms in an era where authoritarianism is on the rise and reproductive rights are threatened around the world.

    https://youtu.be/cbBZd6TBwB4
  • Afgan Women - Production Still
    Afghan Women
    Director: Zeynep Keçeciler
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    Country: Afghanistan, Turkey
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 27 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Afghan women have been tormented by the Taliban for years, but never gave up or lost hope. In the village of Dehrebat located in the Pencap region of Afghanistan, five women felt makers are determined to change the ill fate of Afghan girls. These five extraordinary women work tirelessly so that their daughters can receive an education and humane treatment. Their resistance to the life deemed "proper" for them takes place where it's difficult to be human, let alone a woman.

     

  • Alone Together - Production Still
    Alone Together
    Director: Kineret Hay-Gillor, Maya Tiberman
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    Country: Israel
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 54 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Ravit spends all of her spare time hugging abandoned babies. Without human touch and the warmth of a hug, the abandoned babies don’t develop properly and can even die. Ravit always wanted children of her own, but life dictated otherwise, so she feels that she needs to spread her love wherever it is needed. During the days she cooks for hundreds of Tel Aviv’s homeless and in the evenings she hugs abandoned babies in the birthing ward. As she reaches the age of 50, the routine of her life is suddenly cut and she understands that not only parentless babies need a hug to survive.

    https://vimeo.com/370632162
  • Aurora - Production Still
    Aurora
    Director: Jo Meuris
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    Country: United States, Canada
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 5 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Once upon a time, there was a little girl who fell in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora...

    Expressively animated in a naive drawing-style that evokes children’s drawings and the texture of storybook illustrations, Aurora is a bittersweet story about love, friendship, and growing up.

  • Before - Production Still
    Before
    Director: Julia Monahan
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Before follows a group of not-yet-humans as they bide their time in a perpetual waiting room. Like an eternal DMV visit, every visitor in this room has waited for thousands of years for their number to be called to be assigned a life. Some are anxious, some are hopeful, and others are defeated by impatience before their earthly lives have even begun. But for the first time ever, as these visitors watch and worry and wonder, one number is called out over and over, as every visitor rejects this life. Until one.

    https://vimeo.com/434199975
  • Bella - Production Still
    Bella
    Director: Sarah Stolar, Seth D. Meyers
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 18 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A young female dancer travels on an emotional journey through psychological and physical landscapes to discover a crucial truth that lives within her.

  • Biff & Me - Production Still
    Biff & Me
    Director: Nicola Rose
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Charlotte, 14, is a genius — hotheaded, nerdy, and brilliant. But what she secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen. Biff, 14, is the school bully — big, burly and (seemingly) brainless. But what he secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen. When Charlotte is forced to tutor Biff in math, the pair discover their shared secret, and Biff eagerly helps Charlotte prepare for the upcoming Princess Teen Queen Pageant. There's only one problem: they have to keep it all a secret from their parents. Charlotte’s folks want her to focus on math and school, not crowns and gowns; and Biff’s oafish dad would never accept a son in sequins. Can the kids’ friendship survive? Can Charlotte risk being who she really is? Can Biff?

    https://vimeo.com/432930932
  • Biggest Little Street Companions - Production Still
    Biggest Little Street Companions
    Director: Lucia Starbuck
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Reno)
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    Student
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Our pets are our best friends, whether or not we have stable shelter, and sometimes even much more so when we live on the streets. In this #ourtownreno documentary, Lucia Starbuck looks into the relationship of the homeless with their cats and dogs, and wonders why more shelters don't allow their presence. By seeing the love of the people in our film for their pets, we might understand them better, and look for better ways to help them and to understand they are an integral part of our community, and not an "other."

  • The Book of Ruth - Production Still
    The Book of Ruth
    Director: Becca Roth
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Margo, Dan, Jordan, and Lizzy visit grandmother Ruth for Passover. Later that night, Lizzy finds Ruth watching a midnight news story about Anne Frank’s death. Lizzy then confesses to have known a related secret for years and Ruth is left with some explaining to do.

    Writer/EP: Chen Drachman 

  • Celebrity Stalker - Production Still
    Celebrity Stalker
    Director: Roshni Bhatia
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Horror
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    Run Time: 5 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A “celebrity stalker” broadcasts herself on social media breaking into homes of the elite, unaware that she may have picked up her own stalker along the way.

  • Christine - Production Still
    Christine
    Director: Katherine Harold, Celtill Jalaber
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    Country: France
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    Student
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A short film speaking on strength and overcoming in the midst and despite domestic violence.

  • Dark Lights - Production Still
    Dark Lights
    Director: Deborah Richards
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Horror
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A haunted, sexy Las Vegas penthouse dweller explores the darker side of the city and its many addictions.

  • Dates - Production Still
    Dates
    Director: Elisabeth Lecaye
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    Country: France
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    Student
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Alexandra is in love. But there's a catch: she already has a boyfriend. What can she do? She asks her friend Clothilde for advice. They meet regularly in a café to talk about it. At each "date," Clothilde can see that the situation is getting worse...

  • The Day The Lights Went Out - Production Still
    The Day The Lights Went Out
    Director: Claire Skaggs, Ahmad Abu-Shamma, Manuel Batista, Dawson Antonucci
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    This film is a true collaborative documentary about the coronavirus pandemic in Las Vegas created by college students while social distancing. Using their phone cameras, UNLV. students interviewed themselves or family members within the home. They then created a script based on the footage, which was passed on to editing students to piece together. Professor Clarence Gilyard provided the voice over.

    UNLV Students

  • Dip - Production Still
    Dip
    Director: Christine Turner
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 36 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Dip spends most days cleaning rooms at The Tropical Inn, the worst motel in the city. One morning, she locks eyes with a guest named Ace. The two share an instant connection. Enamored by Ace’s charm and fast lifestyle, Dip falls head first. Leading her down a road of deceit and deadly decisions. Dip decides to go on the run. Fueled by the need of companionship, she picks up Tammy, a prostitute, for the ride.  The two take on the road in hopes of eluding karma and consequence.

    NSC Student

  • During The Day They Sing - Production Still
    During The Day, They Sing
    Director: Véronique Laveau
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    Country: Canada, Senegal
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Every day in the Saloum Delta in Senegal, a UNESCO World Heritage site, many women go to sea. On these islands, men deserted to France, Spain or Italy for lack of work. Women became, in spite of themselves, the heads of families. This documentary turns its gaze on the steps of those who chose to stay.

  • Fight Back - Production Still
    Fight Back
    Director: Loren Trabelsi
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    Country: Israel
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    Student
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 19 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Sixteen year-old Rotem is training for the European championships in professional Thai boxing. Her entanglement with Roi, another trainee, undermines her self image and puts her entire career at risk.

    Student Film from the Maaleh Film School in Jerusalem. 

  • Four Mothers - Production Still
    Four Mothers
    Director: Dana Keidar Levin, Rephael Levin
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    Country: Israel
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 79 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A female-driven, grassroots protest movement takes on the military establishment and challenges the patriarchal society of Israel to stop a bloody war that has been raging for years.

    https://vimeo.com/449376349
  • Franzie - Production Still
    Franzie
    Director: Katrina Dahl Vogl
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A newly sober poet runs into a ghost from her past.

  • Genie-ous - Production Still
    Genie-ous
    Director: Jay Hoffman
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
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    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two best friends are in for an unexpected surprise after acquiring a genie lamp from a strange garage sale.

    CSN Students

  • The Good Balloon - Production Still
    The Good Balloon
    Director: Angela Matemotja
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 18 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A grieving sister finds a ray of light amidst the darkness with the help of an unusual balloon. This is a true story about grief, mental health and the little miracle stories that offer hope when least expected.

  • GraceLand - Production Still
    GraceLand
    Director: Bonnie (Ryan) Discepolo
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Comedy, Musical
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Anna Camp stars as a southern mom whose life is all-shook-up when her fourth grader claims to be the reincarnation of the king of 'rock-n-roll.

  • Green - Production Still
    Green
    Director: Glory Zhai, Herong Cube
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    Country: Canada
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    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An illustration student sitting in front of her unfinished darwing struggles to finish it, and flashes back to the beginning of everything.

  • Haute Cuisine - Production Still
    Haute Cuisine
    Director: Merryl Roche
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    Country: France
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 24 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Since Marie joined Bruno Mercier's restaurant, a multi-star chef, she only thinks to perfect her skills. But Thomas, the sous-chef, is wary of this possible rival. During a service, Mary cuts herself, letting a few drops of blood mix with her sauce. When Bruno tastes Marie's dish, he considers it perfect.

  • Honey Cycle - Production Still
    Honey Cycle
    Director: Yudelka Heyer
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 32 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A group of surviving women of different ethnicities and social class meet in a Center for Domestic Violence. Seeking counseling and help, they narrate their stories of guilt, frustrations and fears.

  • I've Been Afraid - Production Still
    I've Been Afraid
    Director: Cecelia Condit
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    I've Been Afraid is about the fear of aggression, and those paralyzing forces that allow the body to accept violence.

  • Indebted To All Women
    Indebted To All Women
    Director: María Lobo, Roi Guitián
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    Country: Spain, El Salvador
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 77 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Abortion in El Salvador is punished with 20-40 years in prison. Indebted to All Women gives voice to those women suffering and struggling to change one of the most restrictive laws in the world for sexual and reproductive rights.

  • Involutati - Production Still
    Involutati, A Journey of the Soul Through Matter
    Director: Salvador Ortega, Arturo Sastré, Claire Becker
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    Country: Mexico
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Have you ever wondered what the soul is like? This short art film is a luminous and visually beautiful journey of initiation that takes us into the heart of artistic creation to discover, through the hands of a renowned sculptor, that within matter, the soul lives, captive. Claire has the commitment to awaken it...The sculptor shares with us the poetic dialogue she has with these figures, through an innovative cinematographic language that invites everyone, whether they are art connoisseurs or not, to a sensitive and encompassing experience.

  • Jade Doskow, Photographer Of Lost Utopias - Production Still
    Jade Doskow, Photographer Of Lost Utopias
    Director: Philip Shane
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 30 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Architectural works from past World’s Fair expositions are aspirational visions, but most were meant to be temporary. Filmmaker Philip Shane follows large-format photographer Jade Doskow on her 10-year quest to capture the monumental remnants worldwide. Shane follows her devotion to these decaying utopian structures, while she simultaneously struggles to achieve her own dreams of artistry — and motherhood.

  • Jesus 2020 - Production Still
    Jesus 2020
    Director: Aude Thuries
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    Country: France
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 24 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Claire is given a mission that no one wants by her advertising agency: to dust off the communication of a small parish, Notre-Dame du Saint-Esprit. Initially unmotivated, she ends up putting her heart into the work, won by the enthusiasm of the young and dynamic father Vianney. The campaign she launches on social networks then works beyond her expectations: Jesus seems to respond to it, via a Twitter account...

  • Kanda Bode - Production Still
    Kanda Bode (Don't Get Whipped)
    Director: Fekad Kiros, Cheryl Halpern
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    Country: Ethiopia
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 25 minutes
    Synopsis:

    This documentary focuses on the Hamar Tribe, a semi nomadic and rural people who live along the Omo River in Southwestern Ethiopia. Preserving the traditions of their ancestors is essential to defining Hamar life. One of the most venerated of the Hamar’s ancient traditions involves the transition of the Hamar male into an adult. Today, however there is a new awareness that aspects of this tradition are harmful to the health and well being of many who participate. The Hamar people are beginning to consider how their tradition can evolve.

    “Kanda Bode…Don’t Get Whipped.”

  • Kindred - Production Still
    Kindred
    Director: Ali Kurr
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    Country: United Kingdom
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    Student
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    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two siblings are entrusted with the sale of their nan’s house. Wanting to give their beloved childhood home a send off, Peggy hosts an impromptu party that throws the sale of the property into jeopardy.

  • Lake Forest Road - Production Still
    Lake Forest Road
    Director: Ashton Avila
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Horror
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On their way home from a party, four friends find trouble in the woods.

    https://vimeo.com/438026717
  • Leaving to Live - Production Still
    Leaving to Live
    Director: David Rodrigues
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    Country: France
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    On December 24 in the middle of the afternoon, Alexandra makes an important decision that will change her life: leaving her marital home with her 7-year-old daughter Léa. She asks Léa to make a promise: to say nothing to her father.

  • Little Ghost Girl - Production Still
    Little Ghost Girl
    Director: Adriane Little
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    This video was inspired by Kerrin McCadden’s poem "Little Ghost Girl" as read by McCadden for the video. The video translates the brief and lyrical exchanges between loss and that which haunts us.

  • Little Victories - Production Still
    Little Victories
    Director: Michal Warshai-Arluk
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    Country: Israel
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 57 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Little Victories is a dramedy-docu that tells the story of Tamar and Michal, two Tel-Avivian mothers and members of a catchball team, and of “Coach Moodie,” a charismatic and somewhat odd man, who is determined to release them from their net of daily battles and make them fall in love with a completely different net. Moodie is convinced that they can handle everything, and they start to believe him. As training becomes more intense and the team starts to win, life summons them both trials and challenges: Tamar is trying to cope with being a widow, Michal is fighting cancer, and they learn that if they want to become real players, on the court and in life, the most important thing is to keep playing.

    https://vimeo.com/479779721
  • Look What You Made Me Do - Production Still
    Look What You Made Me Do
    Director: Destiny Faith
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Music Video
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The Old America is dying a slow and painful death, but is attempting to emerge from the grave. It'll take the community coming together to keep her from rearing her ugly head and to create a future we are proud to leave for our children. We've got some work to do.

  • A Matter of Perspective - Production Still
    A Matter of Perspective
    Director: Gerda Leopold
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    Country: Austria
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 85 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The lives of ten people intertwine. In their encounters unexpected things come to light that shatter the protagonists' self-image and concepts of their own lives.

    Filmed from the point of view of the characters, A Matter of Perspective is about human existence between the polarity of freedom and the responsibilities of life.

    https://vimeo.com/503832677
  • Mother of Apostles - Production Still
    Mother of Apostles
    Director: Zaza Buadze
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    Country: Ukraine
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 122 minutes
    Synopsis:

    When Sofia finds out that a transport plane, the pilot of which is her son, was shot down, she sets off for the front line. Her journey is full of dangers. She does not know whether her son or any other member of the crew survived. She has no friends there in the unfamiliar territory, no helpers, no clear plan. But it is her will and love that help her to find people who begin to sympathize, and thereby change themselves. A dangerous journey turns her from the mother of one pilot into the mother of all who need to be saved, even those whom she considered an enemy.

  • My Rembetika Blues - Production Still
    My Rembetika Blues
    Director: M. Zournazi
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    Country: Australia, Greece
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 83 minutes
    Synopsis:

    My Rembetika Blues is a documentary film about the power of music and what makes us human. Rembetika, or the Greek blues, is a music born of exile and the streets. Developing its roots from the mass migration of people in the early twentieth century, filmmaker M. Zournazi traces the journey of her forebears from Smyrna in Turkey to Sydney Australia but discovers more than family history, she finds out how music connects people during times of struggle and crises. By weaving together different stories of music and migration, she documents experiences that are often left out of the chronicles of history.

  • Oh, The Guilt - Production Still
    Oh, The Guilt
    Director: Shahab Zargari
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 23 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Teenaged Sara awakens one morning to find that her best friend, Jean, has been killed in a car crash. Weeks later, suffering from insomnia and survivor's guilt, Sara begins taking a powerful prescription sleep aid. However, the medication causes her to experience a series of vivid dreams in which she meets with Jean - only this version of Jean is middle-aged and insistent that she survived...and Sara perished.

     

    https://youtu.be/LRJIMHrs43k
  • Once More With Coffee - Production Still
    Once More With Coffee
    Director: Isabel Peinado
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two old friends randomly bump into each other at a coffee shop a year after a missed opportunity of love and forever friendship. Is it a second chance, or a proper goodbye?

    CSN Students

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    One Moment
    Director: Deirdre O'Connor
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Dramedy
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    Run Time: 115 minutes
    Synopsis:

    One Moment is a humorous, heartwarming story of middle-age siblings struggling to manage their own lives while also caring for their recently widowed aging father. Welcome to the "Sandwich Generation."

    Featuring Danny Aiello.

    https://vimeo.com/479196091
  • Part of Me - Production Still
    Part of Me
    Director: Marina Waltz
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    Country: United Kingdom
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    Genre: Horror
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Recently married couple Lucy and Christopher are coping with their grief in opposite ways after the stillbirth of their child. Christopher just wants life to continue as normal but Lucy sees evidence of the continued presence of her child everywhere.

  • Quiet On Set
    Quiet On Set
    Director: Jeanette Buck
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An actress assaulted on a set during the filming of a sex scene must choose whether to pursue accusations or complete the film that could start her career.

    Adult situations.

  • Savage Breakup - Production Still
    Savage Breakup
    Director: Jaclyn Vogl
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    Country: Canada
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    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    After discovering she's been cheated on, Claire looks to her favorite sex advice podcaster to even the score.

    https://vimeo.com/452536092
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    Second Team
    Director: Ria Pavia
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A scorned stand-in actor for a hit TV show distorts the script to publicly undress her costar.

    https://vimeo.com/423020881
  • Sex Sells - Production Still
    Sex Sells
    Director: Dayna Li, Stephen Ragsdale, Roger Glass, Sammy Shelton
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    Country: United States
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    Student
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Sex Sells is an intimate exploration of the ongoing debate about sex work. Prostitution is currently banned in most U.S. states. The film follows eight women. Kristy is a former sex worker who is the founder of Veronica’s Voice and works alongside Lucy, who is a survivor. Tatyana is a former victim of sex trafficking and now runs a private practice to help survivors. Jasmine is a survivor and the founder and director of Bags of Hopes Ministries. Alice and Imogen are both active sex workers; Alice is the highest-paid prostitute in the United States. Both Jill and Opal are experts on the issue of prostitution in America. An unforgettable look at a topic often misinterpreted. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_XioWyXh_s&t=11s
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    Shooting Star
    Director: Lightning N Mitchell
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 30 minutes
    Synopsis:

    I’m Lightning N. Mitchell, founder of the Women’s Basketball Association (WBA). I graduated from Jackson High School in Jonesboro Louisiana and was looking forward to playing football at Grambling State University, but I was drafted to go to Vietnam to fight for my country. Life sometimes take us down many roads and we often lose focus and direction. But if we don’t lose faith or hope, we will always get back on the right path. Jesus gave me a vision to create a women’s professional basketball league. But I had other plans, to play professional football in the NFL. When my plans failed, I gave in and followed Jesus plan for my life. And it would become my greatest achievement.

    https://vimeo.com/237521394
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    Shortcuts
    Director: Marie-Therese Lind
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    Country: Austria
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Anton, a middle-aged hotel inspector, spends half of his lifetime in his car. An unexpected encounter in the middle of the woods wrenches him out of his routine and confronts him with his shadows.

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    Stolen Dreams
    Director: Dariusz Twaróg
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    Country: Poland, India
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 46 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Every third woman in the world married as a child comes from India. From an early age, they are taught meekness and obedience. This is to prepare them for marriage. They often become wives long before they reach the age of puberty. They become pregnant almost immediately after they get married, which poses a serious threat to their health and life. Also, underage wives have no chance to continue their education. They remain completely dependent on their husbands and in-laws for the rest of their lives. About 23% of girls from India experience this fate every year.

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    Take Out Girl
    Director: Hisonni Mustafa
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 98 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Tera Wong delivers Chinese food for her mother’s struggling restaurant located in the “Low Bottoms,” an infamous Los Angeles project. And everyone around her, including her unpredictable brother (Saren), are financially trapped in this crime and violence-ridden neighborhood. That is until Tera takes a job from the local drug Kingpin, moving his “product” inside her takeout food boxes. With the cash rolling in, Tera intends to move the family restaurant to the suburbs and go clean. But after a series of tragic events, the dream that Tera built on a foundation of lies may crumble.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2fUk1qvnhY
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    Theory of Soul: A Monro Documentary
    Director: Rachel Ma, Jeremiah Spencer
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Introducing the thinking behind the music--a look into Vegas's local music producer, Monro.

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    Turf
    Director: Kiri Mitchell
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    Country: New Zealand
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    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Turf is a tale of autonomy set in a surreal world of artificial lawns and epic skies. Embracing the tropes of the ‘intelligent, sexless’ middle aged women of television and film, the main female protagonist wears the brown hat and coat of the detective over her military style tank top and underwear. Encased in a glass dome she watches the actions of an array of characters as they intrude, obscure and deface her personal bubble. The film illustrates a pivotal moment for this character as she claims a space of her own. This perpetual erosion of a women’s personal space is indicative of broader and more serious intrusions of emotional and physical space suffered by many women in society. Turf in turn critiques the currency of martyrdom by women and sneers at the premise that women remain quiet and politely endure the rude and thoughtless.

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    Unhide
    Director: Ramya Nambessan
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    Country: India
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    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 3 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Unhide isn't a man-bashing exercise, rather an attempt to include both the sexes to unlearn their stereotypes with regards to women. A tough law alone cannot fight against the atrocities perpetrated against women in India. The psyche of the man is nurtured both by men and women around him. From a friend to the father, from a brother to a sister everyone should take the onus on to them and bring out the best human in every man around them. Beyond this, self-discipline and self-regulation are the keys to tame the untamed mind. 

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    Virtually Happy
    Director: Emma Selinski
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    Country: Australia
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A vibrant young woman dies taking a selfie on virtually the best birthday of her life.

    https://vimeo.com/406351679
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    Without Words
    Director: Victoria Fäh
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    Country: United States
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    After being forced to give her daughter up for adoption, a young women sees a girl in the park, thinking that it is her long lost daughter.

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    The Wrangler and The Serpent Queen
    Director: Shane-Mark Gallo
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 6 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A children's tale about The Wrangler, a great huntsman, who forms a forbidden relationship with The Serpent Queen, a misunderstood and cursed lady sought after by hunters.