2018 Film Selections

“Song of the Mogwai” by Moon Racer

Autumn Ehinger
Shorts :: Shorties
In the gentle and dreamy lyric video for Moon Racer’s “Song of the Mogwai,” journal entries about love and loss come to life via stop-animation. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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8 Slices

Nick Westfall
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
A stranger turns up in a Brunswick County pizzeria and endears himself with the locals. But to John, these locals are not fitting into the mystery man's stereotypes, they are well...

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A Hand

Prashanth Kamalakanthan
Shorts :: Shorties
Lines get blurred after Lisa's coworker offers to drive her home. Screening with: Jules of Light and Dark 

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Abigail Falls

Erica Dunton
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Just out of college, Abbey navigates a relationship with her troubled friend Jude who has recently been diagnosed Bi-Polar. Abbey is thoughtful and guarded while Jude is her opposite, an...

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About A Short Film

Kevin Yee
Shorts :: Shorties
Past Cucalorus Emcee and comedian Kevin Yee makes a short film about making a short film. Screening in: Paw Paw Shorts

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ADA

Eleanore Pienta
Shorts :: Shorties
Ada is an unlikeable competitive walker who makes a dress out of toilet paper and has an unfortunate run-in with a hose. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts  

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Agave – The Spirit of a Nation

Nick Kovacic, Matthew Riggieri
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
In Mexico families have been passing down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this once obscure Mexican drink has grown into the fastest growing spirit in the...

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Amazing Bagel

Dara Katz, Betsy Kenney
Shorts :: Shorties
When Devin, a single, 30-year-old woman learns—unbeknownst to her—she's had a miscarriage, like everything else in her life, she's not sure how to feel about it. Screening in: Cherimoya Shorts...

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Atlas World

Morgana McKenzie
Shorts :: Shorties
A malignant spirit forces a girl into a perilous journey through a watery underworld. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Awwwww Shit!

Nick Cocuzza
Shorts :: Shorties
A new hit game show is sweeping the nation.. Get ready to play Awwwww Shit! Screening with: Pink

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B3d 0f R0s3s

Kelley Van Dilla, Molly Marx
Shorts :: Shorties
B3d 0f R0s3s is an experimental audio-visual trip into the heart of gender, sexuality. To what extent is identity self-imposed or based upon societal influence, constraint, and expectation? Screening with:...

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Beguiled

ReGina McLeod
Shorts :: Shorties
A selfless woman's recent actions threaten to undermine her relationship with the younger man in her life... Screening in: Cherimoya Shorts

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Birds Without Feathers

Wendy McColm
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
A bleak reality introduces us to six characters, all yearning to be seen and heard. Jo, a woman with multiple personas, lives in the desert and uses dating to avoid...

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Birth of Afrobeat

Opiyo Okeyo
Shorts :: Shorties
African music pioneer, Fela Kuti once said, 'Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat”. This hybrid live-action/animated short documents drum legend Tony Allen as he recounts his contribution to...

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Black Rainbow

Joelle Faison
Shorts :: Shorties
In Fall 2017, Wide Angle students explored the theme "Why Black Lives Matter" through short personal projects. Video students learned the history of the movement and race relations as they...

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Bonfires

Martin Bureau
Shorts :: Shorties
Huge bonfires are lit by Protestants in Northern Ireland on July 12 each year, as part of the celebrations of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne. They are made from...

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Boxed

Wanjiru Njendu
Shorts :: Shorties
The story is a fictionalized Narrative of Henry "Box" Brown, a slave who mailed himself to freedom in 1849. The film was shot as a psychological thriller. The film was...

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Brewmaster

Douglas Tirola
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
SXSW Documentary Spotlight film Brewmaster artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry by following the stories of two struggling beer lovers: Drew, a New York lawyer and...

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Buckjumping

Lily Keber
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Buckjumping takes the pulse of present day New Orleans by turning to its dancers, the men and women who embody the rhythm of the city and prove it on the...

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Burning

Lee Chang-dong
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Based on a Haruki Murakami short story, this masterful and expectation-defying character study simmers with ambiguity as its quiet drama morphs into a mystery, and ultimately a thriller. The life...

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Buttered Up

Áine Phillips
Shorts :: Shorties
A daring housewife embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She uses a practical method of escapology, delicious quantities of butter, and a complete suspension...

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Carlotta’s Face

Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld
Shorts :: Shorties
As a child, Carlotta didn’t expect the people around here to have faces. She even doesn’t recognize her own face. Years later, she learns about a rare, untreatable deficit of...

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Cheer Up Baby

Shorts :: Shorties
A young woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale. Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts

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Cherimoya Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Say What?! Keep your therapist on speed dial. The Jump Off // Jovan James :: Idealistic young man Nigel has been in a secret romantic relationship with his friend, Malik, for several weeks,...

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chum much

1:44
Shorts :: Shorties
Starring the titular chum. Screening with: Birds Without Feathers

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Circadian Rhythm

Ariel Noltimier Strauss
Shorts :: Shorties
Juxtaposing dance and stop motion animation, Circadian Rhythm is a ballet that moves through the cycle of a day, playing out in 3 acts. Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts

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Class Dismissed

Tony Choufani
Shorts :: Shorties
An American History professor decides to try her hand at teaching an online course...with disastrous results. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts

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Clear

Maya Washington
Shorts :: Shorties
An exoneree reconnects with her daughter after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. Coming together is easy but picking up the pieces is a whole other...

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Code Ruth

Caroline Voagen Nelson
Shorts :: Shorties
A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. Code Ruth blends stop motion techniques and archival materials to share a family's history of connecting through technology....

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Cole

David Call
Shorts :: Shorties
Cole is combat veteran recovering from the effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury. It's now the morning of a big job interview and with the help of his wife Ashley,...

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Crook – “Lavender”

Matthew Kaundart
Shorts :: Shorties
Lavender is a tale of lovers, united by attraction but distressed with the physical and moral limitations imposed on them by their own gender identities; it is their questions that...

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Cross My Heart

Sontenish Myers
Shorts :: Shorties
An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence...

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Darkside

Erin Carter, Sam Coyle
Shorts :: Shorties
Emmie, a young kick ass rock singer, is consumed by the voices in her head telling her what she should be instead of what she wants to be. It's not...

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Dead in the Water

Lizzie Bankowski
Documentary Features :: Voices
Over 2,000 hog and poultry CAFOs (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations) litter southeastern North Carolina. The animal waste from these farms is improperly managed and runs into the Cape Fear River,...

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Death Van

Michael Enzbrunner
Shorts :: Shorties
In this computer animated short, the fictitious space-rock duo DEATH VAN tours through a miniature world inhabited by surreal creatures that are haunted and terrorized by a menacing and mischievous...

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Do I Have Boobs Now?

Shorts :: Shorties
One year after trans activist Courtney Demone posted her transition photos on social media and started the viral campaign #DoIHaveBoobsNow, she revisits the global conversation she catalyzed on social media...

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Don’t Drink the Water

Mary Margaret Folds
Shorts :: Shorties
A handsome hitchhiker at the end of a long cross country journey gets the ride of his life. What starts as a dream quickly turns to a nightmare. Screening in:...

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Don’t Get Trouble In Your Mind

John Whitehead
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
A documentary portrait of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a string band from Raleigh, North Carolina, and their mentor, fiddler Joe Thompson (1919—2012). The film captures how three musicians from the...

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Drag Queen Storytime

Emma Kopkowski, Tyler Litwin
Shorts :: Shorties
In Greensboro, N.C., two drag queens take part in “Queen’s Storytime”, where they are invited to read stories in full drag to children at a private bookstore in order to...

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Edgecombe

Crystal Kayiza
Shorts :: Shorties
Edgecombe County is a predominantly African-American agricultural community in the eastern region of North Carolina. Like many communities in the historic South there are remnants of chattel slavery and monuments...

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El Angel

Luis Ortega
Narrative Features :: Convulsions
In 1971 Buenos Aires, charismatic 17-year-old Carlitos (Lorenzo Ferro, in his energizing debut) gets his kicks from robbing swanky houses... and committing serial murder. Inspired by the real-life "Angel of...

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El Hor

Dianne Lucille Campbell
Shorts :: Shorties
Through the interspecies gaze we observe one of the most ancient and highly honoured dog breeds, the Saluki. Guiding us in love, preparing us in death and transforming us in...

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El Miramiento

Fany de la Chica
Shorts :: Shorties
The day of her "Looking ceremony" Isa is not sure of committing herself to Carlos, a gypsy from a good family. Screening with: When the Trees Fall 

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Escape the Ninja

Mr. Scooter
Shorts :: Shorties
A team of ninjas embark on a subterranean adventure and must face three deadly challenges in hopes of proving their worthiness to their sensei master. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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Essex

Denver Hollingsworth
Shorts :: Shorties
It's New Year's Eve and Amy's first night alone providing on-call support for Essex Enterprises, a home security firm. When a bad storm knocks the company's servers offline, she calls...

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Everything Changes

Geoff Marslett
Shorts :: Shorties
15 years in the making, this experimental meditation combines the teachings of one man and his thousands of students. Screening in: Paw Paw Shorts

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Extraordinary People

Laura Hart McKinny, John McKinny
Shorts :: Shorties
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE follows the story of six diverse individuals on the autism spectrum as they deal with personal challenges and find value working with a business that inspires its staff,...

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Farmsteaders

Shaena Mallett
Documentary Features :: Voices
Clear-eyed and intimate, Farmsteaders is as much a study of place as it is a study of persistence. Having abandoned a career as a food processing engineer at General Mills,...

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Fiddlehead Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Youth: Made By and For Young Humans Escape the Ninja // Mr. Scooter :: A team of ninjas embark on a subterranean adventure and must face three deadly challenges in hopes...

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First In Flights: Cape Fear Beer

Ian Brambell
Shorts :: Shorties
Over the past five years the craft beer scene in Wilmington, NC has had a social boom. Wilmington is now starting to rival Asheville, the states craft beer juggernaut. First...

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Fortnite – ‘Gasoline’

Sven D., Philipp Primus
Shorts :: Shorties
Fortnite take us on a joy ride of its own with the help of Spinning Cars, burning tires and an ethereal track. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Free Week Yoga

Evan Mann
Shorts :: Shorties
Miguel attends his first yoga class. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts

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Freeway Matador

Kenneth Phipps
Shorts :: Shorties
An aging fat Matador is out to prove he still has some moves left. Screening with: El Angel 

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Frontier

Chuck Kleven
Shorts :: Shorties
Inspired by her comic book hero, a ten-year-old girl runs away from home, seeking a new life full of adventure. With her caretaker in pursuit, she learns that life alone...

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Funeral

Leah Shore
Shorts :: Shorties
A bereaved woman delivers a convoluted speech to a gathering of family and close friends. She then retreats to a waiting room where the surreal meets the real by a...

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Goose in High Heels

John R. Dilworth
Shorts :: Shorties
A writer struggles to complete his masterpiece about love and horror, and finds inspiration from a life-long muse. Screening in: Paw Paw Shorts

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Graham and Zeke

Cheryl Monique
Shorts :: Shorties
A transgender couple from Tennessee share their insights surrounding love, gender, and pet snakes. Screening in: Salsify Shorts

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Gravity Hero

Trey McIntyre
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Trey McIntyre spent 10 years building his innovative dance company in Boise, Idaho, and in the process covering it and himself in dance glory. Hailed as one of the best,...

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Gullah Gone (work-in-progress)

Denise McGill
Works-in-Progress
St. Helena Island is a rare gem on the South Carolina coastline. African Americans have farmed and fished here for centuries: first as plantation slaves, then as freedmen owning small...

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Hair Wolf

Mariama Diallo
Shorts :: Shorties
In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. Screening in: Cherimoya...

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Haircut

David Brundige
Shorts :: Shorties
A modern couple can't connect over Lindsey's new short hair. Screening in: Rambutan Shorts

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Herd

Florence Lafond
Shorts :: Shorties
That morning, as she gets ready for her dance audition, Alex is outrage when her mother forces her once again to babysit her disabled sister. Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts

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Heron

Roxana Barba
Shorts :: Shorties
Developed from of an intimate encounter with a wounded heron, this dark underworld unfolded through dense and controlled movements to the pulsing sounds of cars passing on the highway. Rising...

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Holding Space

Rebecca Kenyon
Shorts :: Shorties
An intimate, observational documentary about preparing for death, told through the connection between a dying person and their end of life ‘doula’. By witnessing people on the threshold between life...

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HOW 2 EAT POOP!

Jebby Wanes
Shorts :: Shorties
He makes crappy videos of everything he does!  "How to Put On Socks!"  "How to Breathe!"  "How to Be a Moron!"  I have helped Joe uncover his true self.  We...

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I Am Feeling Very Calm Right Now

Inka Rusi
I Am Feeling Very Calm Right Now  was created during the The School of Making thinking VR Residency at Cucalorus during the summer of 2018. A meditative moment in the...

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I Don’t Want to Call It Home

Léa Luiz de Oliveira, Nisan Yetkin
Shorts :: Shorties
Through conversations with loved ones, a young Turkish artist confronts her fears regarding her country’s future, and the dilemma of staying or leaving home behind. Screening in: Kumquat Shorts

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I Love You and I Will Love You for 10,000 Years

Channing Wilson
Shorts :: Shorties
This visually poetic short story follows a nameless, timeless woman as she embarks on a existential, science-fiction journey through time and space, after losing a loved one. Fueled entirely by...

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I See Through You

Lael Rogers
Shorts :: Shorties
Women wear synthetic masks that never age. As a romance sparks in the past, their relationship deteriorates in the present, as the man grows weary of her artificial face. Screening...

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I’m An Athlete

Alex Hoelscher
Shorts :: Shorties
Bryson Dowdy was born with spina bifida, but that hasn't stopped him from playing sports any chance he gets. Bryson falls in love with sled hockey at a young age,...

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Impact: Investing with a Purpose

Steve Distante
Shorts :: Shorties
Celebrates the creativity and innovation of entrepreneurs to create a meaningful impact on the world.  Local company Tru Colors Brewing is featured in the documentary. Screening in: Kumquat Shorts

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In Reality

Ann Lupo
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Ann is consumed by the fantasy of finding true love. Just when she thinks she’s found it, she is friend-zoned. The disappointment of rejection sends her into an obsessive downward...

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Ingrid

Morrisa Maltz
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Ingrid tells the story of a successful fashion designer and mother in Texas who dropped her life and ran off to the woods in order to pursue a personal and...

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Jabari Keating

Stacey Larkins
Shorts :: Shorties
Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating is a candid first person narrative film that explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American...

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Jackfruit Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
WEIRD: Buckle up for this bucket of WTF!? Buttered Up // Aine Phillips :: A daring housewife embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She uses a practical...

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Jameson

John Humber
Shorts :: Shorties
Jameson lives alone in the woods, isolated from a world he has turned his back on. His seclusion and way of life is disrupted when three travelers with nefarious intent...

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Jill From Next Door

Rebecca Pugh
Shorts :: Shorties
A sweet couple discovers their neighbor may be stalking them. Screening with: Miss Arizona

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Journey to Anywhere

Sara Fenton
Three strangers board a whimsical truck helmed by a scout-turned-bus-driver with their sights set on Utopia, Clarity and Home. When expectations clash with reality, they get what they need, but...

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Jules of Light and Dark

Daniel Laabs
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
A lustrous and tender Texas tale of loneliness and uncertainty, director Daniel Laabs' feature debut tracks the uneasy coming-of-age of Maya (Tallie Medel), whose on-again, off-again relationship with her free-spirited...

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Key Largo

Talia Alberts, Russell Yaffe
Shorts :: Shorties
Official music video for Baby Dayliner's lead single, "Key Largo," off of his Key Largo EP (Brassland). Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Knife + Heart

Yann Gonzalez
Narrative Features :: Convulsions
For fans of giallo horror, early Brian De Palma + Cruising, this horny, hyper-stylized, high-camp thriller will hypnotize you while putting the gay back in "Le Gai Paris." Pop star...

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Kohlrabi Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Social Dramas: Power and Struggle Moths & Butterflies // Alfonso Johnson :: Lenny, a schizoaffective, socially awkward, introvert finds it rather difficult to break out of the regimented routine of sobriety and functionality...

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Krista

Danny Madden
Shorts :: Shorties
Krista focuses on finding a voice in the face of personal adversity and trauma. How does someone confront their torment and their tormentors? What steps does it take to define...

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Kumquat Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Global Perspectives: Human Stories, Homes, and Heroes supPORT The Port "A Different World" // Chris Robinson :: A remake/parody of the classic show "A Different World" intro, used as a commercial instead...

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L’appartement

Justine Gauthier
Shorts :: Shorties
For the first time since her divorce, a mother welcomes her two kids into her modest new flat. Her son’s liveliness and her daughter’s questions make for a weekend that...

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Labeled

Hadassah Nix
Shorts :: Shorties
Using connections to her own faith community in Colorado Springs, including her youth pastor, a Hip Hop Christian dance company and a local tattoo parlor, Hadassah Nix creates a lively...

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Las Del Diente

Ana Perez Lopez
Shorts :: Shorties
Girls are weird. Babies are weird. Bodies are extra weird. “Las del diente” is a film about now, a time when women are tired to choose between having kids and...

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Learning to Swim

Ruth Grimberg
Shorts :: Shorties
A quintessentially quiet suburban town in England houses a middle-aged mum, who feels the government response to the refugee crisis is inadequate, and takes a young Syrian refugee into her...

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Lez Bomb

Jenna Laurenzo
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Lez Bomb is a multigenerational comedy of errors featuring a young woman (Lauren) who comes home for Thanksgiving with some life changing news. Little does Lauren know, the eccentric cast...

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Life Rolls On: Back to the Water

Tony Morin
Shorts :: Shorties
The stoke was at an unparalleled high in Carolina Beach, N.C. on a hot summer morning. Hoot’s and hollers echoed from one end of the 400-person lineup to the other....

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LiLa – “3Dots”

Stefano Pennisi
Shorts :: Shorties
A music video for the song ‘3Dots’ by LiLa. This is the first official single off their new album ‘V’. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Line

Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska
Shorts :: Shorties
Krystyna has a stroke-induced aphasia - a disorder which impedes the process of translating thoughts into words. The same process of translating thoughts, feelings and sensations into a form of...

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Lords of Chaos

Jonas Åkerlund
Narrative Features :: Convulsions
The early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene produced influential music that is as gripping and gruesome as this tragicomic biopic, based on the cult non-fiction book subtitled "The Bloody Rise...

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Lorelei

Honey Head
Shorts :: Shorties
After the death of their mother, two impoverished sisters navigating a frazzled relationship reunite to decide what will become of their family property in rural NC. Here they are unexpectedly...

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Mapplethorpe

Ondi Timoner
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Robert Mapplethorpe's portraits, images of calla lilies, and chronicles of New York City's underground BDSM scene remain touchstones of 20th-century photography even now, nearly three decades after his death. Mapplethorpe...

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Medusa

India Donaldson
Shorts :: Shorties
MEDUSA is a short film about Meredith, a woman who is infatuated with the marble statue 'Perseus with the Head of Medusa' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. At home,...

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Meme

Sean Mannion
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Jennifer, an independent designer disappointed in her stalled relationship and career, discovers a surreal mashup videotape, labeled "Meme," among a friend's VHS collection. She goes in search of Meme's creator,...

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Men of God

Zachary Davenport
Shorts :: Shorties
A short documentary from one man's perspective about experiencing same-sex attraction while growing up in conservative Christian culture. Screening in: Salsify Shorts

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Mercury on Fifth

Sharly Sharza
Shorts :: Shorties
Following a nasty break up, two aliens named, Carlisle and Finnigan meet up in a diner to re-evaluate their relationship and shared future. Screening with: Lez Bomb

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Miedo De Monos (Fear Of Monkeys)

Michael Arcos
Shorts :: Shorties
My father told me a story about why he is afraid of monkeys, dating back to 1958. Screening with: Agave - The Spirit of a Nation

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Miss Arizona

Autumn McAlpin
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Rose Raynes was crowned Miss Arizona - 15 years ago. Now a bored housewife trapped in a loveless marriage, Rose accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at...

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Moon

Cristian Proa
Shorts :: Shorties
A beautiful piece of electronic music that moves you emotionally, yet also physically with its ear for the dancefloor. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Moths & Butterflies

Alfonso Johnson
Shorts :: Shorties
Lenny, a schizoaffective, socially awkward, introvert finds it rather difficult to break out of the regimented routine of sobriety and functionality that he has placed on himself. Cherisse is a...

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Mulatto

Orlando Pinder
Shorts :: Shorties
A biased father complicates matters for his daughter Hannah, because laced into his love is an ultimatum. Through his dialogue and mannerisms, he tries to deny Hannah of her identity,...

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Netflix & Children

Cameron Smith
Shorts :: Shorties
Camboi Smif meets the great niece of the log lady from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks and lays down an imagined session of Netflix & Children for her. Screening with: Hominy...

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Nice Meeting You

Tara O'Sullivan, Ford Phillips
Shorts :: Shorties
A pleasant day at the park takes a turn after Tara meets a charming stranger. Meeting people is hard. Screening with: Poor Jane

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No me despertéis

Sara Fantova
Shorts :: Shorties
Jone is a 10th grade student in Bilbao in 2009, in the height of fierce Basque nationalism. Strikes and demonstrations are part of teenager daily activity at school but Jone’s...

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NourishNC Short

Steven McCrossan
Shorts :: Shorties
A Wilmington based non-profit feeds children over weekends and breaks in 40+ schools. Screening with Farmsteaders and in the Connect Doc Showcase.

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our last aria

Scotty Hardwig
Shorts :: Shorties
A duet dance for camera film, made on location in the Eureka dunes of Death Valley California. This work follows the journey of two figures traversing a kinetic and emotional...

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Outta My Head

Chloe Pacheco
Shorts :: Shorties
Experimental film about a girl coming to terms with her inner self. Screening with: Lords of Chaos

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Pagg

Nardeep Khurmi
Shorts :: Shorties
A Sikh-American makes a tragic decision in response to a hate crime on the 4th of July. Screening in: Kohlrabi Shorts

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Paw Paw Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Funny and Fierce: High Heels and High Hopes HOW 2 EAT POOP! // Jebby Wanes :: He makes crappy videos of everything he does!  "How to Put On Socks!"  "How to Breathe!"  "How...

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Peas for Peace

Ingrid Veninger
Shorts :: Shorties
Cucalorus alumni Ingrid Veninger returns with her latest experiment, inspired by Yoko Ono, many mighty voices, and the internet. Screening with: Abigail Falls

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Pineapple and Coconut

Yadid Licht
Shorts :: Shorties
The life stories of a coconut and a pineapple, as told through 9 phone screens. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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Pink

Austin Herring
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
PINK tells the story of a tormented artist named Pink, who has just three days left under house arrest when his friend stashes a backpack full of stolen drugs in...

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PINK Project (Version 1)

Remi Harris
PINK Project (Version 1) was created during the The School of Making thinking VR Residency at Cucalorus during the summer of 2018. From Director Remi Harris: I began researching historical...

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Piu Piu

Naima Ramos-Chapman
Shorts :: Shorties
Piu Piu is a short film about Jordan (Natalie Paul - The Deuce) taking a mundane trip to the city that turns into a surrealist nightmare. Screening in: Cherimoya Shorts

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Poor Jane

Katie Orr
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Jane and Henry are in a loving marriage. Another man humiliates Henry at a Christmas party and Jane decides she no longer loves him. The following morning Jane tells Henry...

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Prismism

Russell Sheaffer
Shorts :: Shorties
A music video from the forthcoming album by Dave Keuning (The Killers). Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Rambutan Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Intense Drama: Difficult and Dark Lorelei // Honey Head :: After the death of their mother, two impoverished sisters navigating a frazzled relationship reunite to decide what will become of their family property...

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Randall

Dave Merson Hess, Justin Taber, Carlos Barrón
Shorts :: Shorties
An aimless dog is caught in the current of a multi-generational soda habit. Screening with: Mapplethorpe

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Restless Legs

Russell Sheaffer
Shorts :: Shorties
A new music video from Dave Keuning. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Restoring Focus

Sue-Ellen Chitunya
Shorts :: Shorties
Dr. Solomon Guramatunhu, does all he can to uplift and empower Zimbabwean people through his work as a medical doctor, philanthropist, and local art. Screening in: Salak Shorts   

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Resurge

Ying Ling Chen
Shorts :: Shorties
The story is about a little girl who travel in after world with the guardian rabbit. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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Saint Bernard Syndicate

Mads Brugger (Denmark)
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Rasmus has been given some dire news: He has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or A.L.S., and it won’t be long before his muscles give out. Fortunately, he’s just received an offer...

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Salak Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Global Docs Line // Grzegorz Myjkowski, Katarzyna Ustowska :: Krystyna has a stroke-induced aphasia - a disorder which impedes the process of translating thoughts into words. The same process of translating thoughts, feelings...

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Salsify Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Bodies: Bold, Beautiful, and Banned Las Del Diente // Ana Perez Lopez :: Three women discuss the social pressure of having kids while celebrating the uniqueness of their bodies. El Hor // Dianne Lucille...

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Saltbox (Works In Progress)

Shirlette Ammons
Works-in-Progress
North Carolina cooking gets pigeonholed into barbecue and collards, biscuits and grits. But with 300 miles of coastal waters, down-home cuisine is rooted in the seafood shacks of NC’s backwaters...

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Sapodilla Shorts

Various
Shorts Blocks :: Shorties
Dance Cheer Up Baby // Adinah Dancyger :: A young woman who was sexually assaulted by a stranger on the subway is rendered with psychological menace and sensory dislocation in this elliptical tale....

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Second Assault

Jillian Corsie, Amy Rosner
Shorts :: Shorties
Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past. Screening in: Rambutan Shorts

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See You Next Time (work-in-progress)

Crystal Kayiza
Works-in-Progress
See You Next Time uses the beauty industry as a stage to examine the relationship between East Asian and Black women. Through the voice of a nail technician and her...

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Sexxy Dancer

Jessica Makinson
Shorts :: Shorties
A woman gets a lift when she is loaned Sexxy Dancer for the week. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts

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Shake it Off

Tony Morin
Shorts :: Shorties
Jesse Stockton swims through the world of Snapchat to find his lost penguins. Spoiler alert, he finds them. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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She’s Revolutionary

Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell
Shorts :: Shorties
A short documentary about the founder of the #MeToo movement - Tarana Burke. Screening with: This Changes Everything  

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Shoot the Duck

Shannon Silva
Shorts :: Shorties
Mia wants to win this year’s "Shoot the Duck" skate contest, but she must keep cool under pressure or lose the competition before it begins. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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Shoto

Firul Malthya, Vanessa Njora
Shorts :: Shorties
Ken Malobah, a matatu bus driver in Nairobi, shares how the culture of graffiti, music, and transportation all blend together to provide unforgettable experiences for its riders and inspires his...

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Silence Sam

Courtney Symone, Jeremiah Rhodes
Shorts :: Shorties
Silence Sam is a participatory hybrid documentary, made by students at UNC’s School of Media & Journalism, that follows the recent student-led movement to remove Confederate monument - Silent Sam...

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Silenced Sam

Michael Galinsky, Suki Hawley
Shorts :: Shorties
Silent Sam was put up in 1913 - almost 50 years after the Civil War.  We made a video about the massive protest last year that was met with overwhelming...

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Sky of Trees

Raven Jackson
Shorts :: Shorties
In this dance film, water is incarnated as a woman & experiences the wonder of the world for the first time. Shot entirely on 16mm film. Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts 

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Small Batch

Victoria De Leone
Shorts :: Shorties
Small Batch introduces viewers to two women making space for themselves in the craft beer and whiskey industries. Screening in: Paw Paw Shorts

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So You Think You’re Extraordinary?

Samantha Herrick
Shorts :: Shorties
So You Think You're Extraordinary: In this completely youth written and acted short Mockumentary, a young filmmaker follows the talents and confession of contestants in a Creative Arts Camp talent...

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Space Girls

Carys Watford
Shorts :: Shorties
During a sleepover, four space obsessed 9-year-old girls embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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Space Wind

Véronique Vanblaere
Shorts :: Shorties
Two women astronauts discover that farting in space can create new challenges. Screening with: The Saint Bernard Syndicate

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Spanko

Melanie Zoey Weinstein
Shorts :: Shorties
When a misfit teacher explores her taboo fantasies, she's inspired to start a revolution of self-acceptance. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts 

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Stay Woke

Langston A. Williams
Shorts :: Shorties
On the eve of an election, the lives of a politician trying to reconnect with the people he once represented, two African American youth frustrated by a recent police killing,...

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Summer Vacation

Peter Campbell
Shorts :: Shorties
A boy and his masked friend live in a house in a white void. Screening with: 8 Slices 

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supPORT The Port “A Different World”

Chris Robinson
Shorts :: Shorties
A Different World, is a film made to highlight how a grassroots non profit is making its city a different world....for the positive. Screening in: Kumquat Shorts

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Surreal Estate

Marshall Johnson
Shorts :: Shorties
You probably shouldn't buy a house without checking with your wife first. Screening with: Ingrid

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Sweet & Lo

Clay Liford
Shorts :: Shorties
The “Rockersham Twins” are the weird girls who live at the end of the block. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts 

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Takako Vs. Nine Lives

Lauren Wolkstein
Shorts :: Shorties
This short experimental dance for screen tells a story through a language that juxtaposes classical ballet and masked professional wrestling in the lucha libra style. Screening in: Sapodilla Shorts   

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That Was Awesome!

Arlen Konopaki
Shorts :: Shorties
When a floor hockey team of adults with special needs gets pushed around one too many times off-the-court, they decide to stand up for themselves on-the-court in the game of...

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The Ape Man

Pieter Vandenabeele
Shorts :: Shorties
The story is about a pudgy little man that lives on the top floor of a skyscraper. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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The Biggest Little Farm

John Chester
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in...

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The Future is Bright

Courtney Faye Powell
Shorts :: Shorties
In 1979, a local newscaster prepares to cover an anti-KKK protest in Greensboro, NC, and realizes that she may never be ready for the events to come. Screenig in: Salak...

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The Great Pretender

Nathan Silver
Narrative Features :: Vanguard
Mona (Maëlle Poésy) has recently arrived in New York from France in order to mount her newest play — an autobiographical piece that depicts her tumultuous, on-again, off-again affair with...

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The Icons

Mitchell Rose
Shorts :: Shorties
Alternative interpretations of signage from America's favorite generic couple, The Icons. Screening with: Sapodilla Shorts

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The Juggler

Sophie Spera
Shorts :: Shorties
A faceless Juggler gets his fingers chopped off in the dream of 12 year old Max from New Orleans. Screening with: This Taco Truck Kills Fascists

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The Jump Off

Jovan James
Shorts :: Shorties
A gay young man in a passionate DL relationship struggles for legitimacy with his closeted lover. Screening In: Cherimoya Shorts

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The Pool Attack

Carter Soderena
Shorts :: Shorties
Just when you think it's safe to go swimming in the pool... Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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They Bite!

Jordan McLaughlin, Benjamin Fisk
Shorts :: Shorties
Ghouls! Monsters! A punk rock wolfman!? Mr. Hawkins encounters all these and more when he enters a notoriously haunted house, seeking his missing wife. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts

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This Changes Everything

Tom Donahue
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
An investigative look and analysis of gender disparity in Hollywood, featuring accounts from well-known actors, executives and artists in the Industry. Short Before the Feature: She's Revolutionary // Brittany "B.Monét" Fennell :: A...

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This Taco Truck Kills Fascists

Rodrigo Dorfman
Documentary Features :: Voices
New Orleans performance activist Jose Torres-Tama wants to create a revolutionary Taco Truck Theatre with a simple message: “No guacamole for immigrant haters”. This Taco Truck Kills Fascists weaves two...

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to-do

Efe
Shorts :: Shorties
A young woman, anxious about life, imagines what her life could be like if she completed everything on her infinite to-do list. Screening in: Paw Paw Shorts

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Transmilitary

Gabe Silverman, Fiona Dawson
Documentary Features :: Voices
The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman & Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people...

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Tre Maison Dasan

Denali Tiller
Documentary Features :: Voices
A story of boyhood marked by the criminal justice system and what it means to become a man in America, This film explores parental incarceration through the eyes of three...

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Trump Dreams

Ruth Lingford
Shorts :: Shorties
Images and words taken from dreams about Donald Trump from around the world during 2016. Screening with: Tre Maison Dasan   

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Turn Up the Volume

Jordan Ray Allen
Shorts :: Shorties
A private funded facility conducting mind-altering experiments must take drastic measures for an unruly patient. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Ultraviolet

Marc Johnson
Shorts :: Shorties
A woman named Kanchana and several scorpions explore collaborative survival approaches in a posthuman future in which all living being are considered equal. Screening in: Jackfruit Shorts

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United Skates

Dyana Winkler, Tina Brown
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
When America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture--one that has remained undiscovered by...

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Warrior Women

Elizabeth A. Castle, Christina D. King
Documentary Features :: Voices
Madonna Thunder Hawk, has been a powerful force in every modern Native occupation in the U.S.—from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee. While fighting together against the recent government’s actions at Standing...

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We Got Hours

Patrick Basquill
Shorts :: Shorties
Two dudes, who are good at the games. They are good at the games. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Weeds

Justin Lacy
Shorts :: Shorties
A vagabond bicycle rolls through a night-time dream-world of yarn-string hills, construction-paper trees and pipe-cleaner farms, racing against invasive, rapidly growing Kudzu. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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West Virginia

Patrick Basquill
Shorts :: Shorties
When the forward momentum between you is lost, where do you go? Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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What’s That in the Ground?

Wally Chung
Shorts :: Shorties
When you want one thing, sometimes you get the complete opposite or something worse. Screening with: The Great Pretender

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When the Trees Fall

Marysia Nikitiuk
Narrative Features :: Convulsions
Earthy, enigmatic, erotically charged and violently bleak, Ukrainian writer-director Marysia Nikitiuk's impressive feature debut begins like a dystopian fairytale in some godforsaken village that time forgot. Lusty young Larysa writhes...

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While I Breathe, I Hope

Emily Harrold
Documentary Features :: Voices
What does it mean to be young, Black, and Democrat in the American South? While I Breathe, I Hope follows South Carolina Politician Bakari Sellers as he runs to become...

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White Chocolate

Daniel Robinson
Shorts :: Shorties
A self-proclaimed gamer and writer, Daniel’s own experiences of being pigeon-holed because of race permeates his film WHITE CHOCOLATE. Screening in: Fiddlehead Shorts

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White Ravens: A Legacy of Resistance

Georg Koszulinski
Documentary Features :: Voices
How do you resist cultural assimilation and maintain a sense of history and tradition in the face of recurring aggression? White Ravens is a critically important lesson about how a...

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White Tide: The Legend of Culebra

Theo Love
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Rodney is an American dreamer. His glass is not only half full, but it's half full of the finest wine you've ever tasted. But when the great recession wipes out...

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Why Call the Police

Haonan Wang
Shorts :: Shorties
Following the path of a paper roll, the city of night reveals itself full of strange moments and discordance. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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Wild Nights With Emily

Madeleine Olnek
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
Wild Nights With Emily is the story of the secret life of Emily Dickinson (played by Molly Shannon). The poet’s persona, popularized since her death, is that of a reclusive...

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You & Me

Alexander Baack
Narrative Features :: Magnolia
A young deaf woman meets a recently blinded man. What follows is a funny and moving love story about life’s universal challenges and joys. You & Me is one of...

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You Can’t Play With Us

Jason Rhein, Serene Bacigalupi
Shorts :: Shorties
In a world where dinosaurs eat unicorns for every meal, Delux the dino refuses to eat the magical creatures and sets out to befriend them instead. When the inquisitive dinosaur...

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You Help Me Fall Asleep

Kira Bursky
Shorts :: Shorties
A metaphorical look at unbalanced relationships, teen love and the exchange of energy between individuals. Screening with: Hominy Shorts

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