2014 Official Selections 

See below for our list of early selections. More films will be added all the way until the first week of October.  

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Director: Jeremy Moss
Short Film :: Shorties
Measured viewpoints positioned on concentric circles dissect and engage the movement of a solo performer in an aba ...
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Special Programs
10 filmmakers spend one week with 10 entrepreneurs… see what happens. ...
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Director: Max Joseph
Short Film :: Shorties
The first in a series of definitive short films from the Red Bull Music Academy, we turn our attention to DFA: the ...
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Director: Ted Roach
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Family man Miguel Cortes could be forced to leave the country in four months as a result of his immigration status ...
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Director: Jens Dahl
Short Film :: Shorties
Two girls reunited after a traumatic near-death experience, which occurs in 10 central minutes of 24-year-old Juli ...
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Director: Alexandre Arcady
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sa ...
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Director: Matt Walsh
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Dr. Ron Knight is a low rent hypnotherapist in the valley area of Los Angeles. He’s one of those guys whose advert ...
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Dance
Created by Sue Schroeder in collaboration with D. Patton White and the artists of CORE Performance Company, A Home ...
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Director: Ruth Paxton
Special Programs
Join award-winning Scottish writer/director Ruth Paxton and cast for a staged reading of scenes from her work in p ...
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Director: Alex Orr
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
In this bright and witty low-budget independent comedy, Alex (Alex Orr) is an inventor about to face his greatest ...
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Director: Dr. Maurice M. Martinez
Music Video :: Shorties
Dehumanized existence finds freedom in a shared syncopated outcry. ...
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Director: Oguzhan Kaya
Short Film :: Shorties
In a city far away from the nature, a man wakes up, has his breakfast and starts a perfect day. ...
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Director: Max Hattler
Short Film :: Shorties
This animated diorama maps out a very large increase in size, amount, or importance of something over a short peri ...
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Director: Frances Bodomo
Short Film :: Shorties
It’s July 16, 1969, and America is preparing to launch Apollo 11; thousands of miles away, the Zambia Space Academ ...
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Director: Skizz Cyzyk
Short Film :: Shorties
In this 2 minute animated documentary, an oral report on French writer, Alfred Jarry, is given stop-motion treatme ...
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Director: Fabrice du Welz
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
Manipulated by a loving and jealous husband, Gloria has run away with her daughter and started a new life far away ...
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Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Short Film :: Shorties
A young man, heartbroken when his girlfriend dumps him, hires a prostitute to recreate the mundane intimacies he u ...
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Director: LJ Woodard
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
In Booka Shade’s “Crossing Boarders”, director, Ryan Staake takes us around the globe giving us little samples of ...
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Director: Jacqueline Olive
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
Highlighting three communities facing the lingering impact of almost a century of lynching African Americans, rela ...
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Director: Signe Pierce & Alli Coates
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Erica Dunton
Special Programs
A screenplay reading of local filmmaker and Sundance award-winner Erica Dunton’s latest work-in-progress. ...
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Director: Desiree Akhavan
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Shirin (writer/director Desiree Akhavan) is a young woman caught between identities: bisexual, but afraid that com ...
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Director: Martin Rath
Short Film :: Shorties
A hitchhiker is taken in by a remote Polish mountain community. Tested by hardened locals and unforgiving terrain, ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Master Muscles, Pulse, Real Ethereal, Afronauts, American Reflexxx, cochemare ...
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Director: Kris Swanberg
Short Film :: Shorties
Shot with non-actors on the west side of Chicago, Baby Mary, is the story of eight-year-old Kiara, who finds a neg ...
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Director: Andres Torres
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
"Bag Boy Lover Boy" follows the lowly life of Albert, an oddball hotdog vendor who is shocked to find himself sudd ...
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Director: Teddy Leinbach
Short Film :: Shorties
This short documentary dives into a one on one basketball game that was played between two men over forty years ag ...
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Director: Kenneth Elvebakk
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Lukas, Syvert, and Torgeir love to dance, but have they got what it takes to be the best? This warm-hearted, inspi ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Bravado, Baby Mary, The Bravest, The Boldest, Post Winter, Exchange & Mart, Diving-In (Kopanje) ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Gregory Go Boom, Violent Florence, Arena, 2 Girls 1 Cake, Happy Birthday to Me, In Daylight ...
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Director: Lije Sarki
Short Film :: Shorties
When a teenager gets bullied, he finds his own way to battle back. He doesn't engage or fight, he stays above it a ...
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Director: Alex-Kyle Lee-Wightman (BRTHR)
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
These BRTHR people are very talented at editing video, you would have to be to match all these shower switchblade, ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
The Gunfighter, The Dandelion, Satan Has a Bushy Tail, Choreography, Times Like Dying (world premier) ...
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Director: Alan Scott Neal
Short Film :: Shorties
After inheriting their parents’ property, Mary-Ann and Sue, decide to split a small acre of land making them neigh ...
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Director: Helmi
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
This satire on consumerism has the power to hypnotize so if it were really trying to sell a real product, it would ...
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Director: Delaney Lloyd
Short Film :: Shorties
When an intelligent high school kid starts hanging with the wrong crowd, he is forced to make a choice that could ...
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Director: Monique Velez
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
Our filmmaker retraces her great-grandmother’s Great Migration from Brooklyn, AL to Harlem, NY, circa 1915. ...
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Director: Scott Cummings
Short Film :: Shorties

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Special Programs
Festival programmers pick up on audience buzz for a Sunday selection of hot films from the festival lineup. Buzz s ...
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Special Programs
Festival programmers pick up on audience buzz for a Sunday selection of hot films from the festival lineup. Buzz s ...
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Special Programs
Festival programmers pick up on audience buzz for a Sunday selection of hot films from the festival lineup. Buzz s ...
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Special Programs
Festival programmers pick up on audience buzz for a Sunday selection of hot films from the festival lineup. Buzz s ...
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Special Programs
Festival programmers pick up on audience buzz for a Sunday selection of hot films from the festival lineup. Buzz s ...
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Director: Luca Fattore
Short Film :: Shorties
It´s a short film where the film cuts and the animation are in sink with a piece of classical music by Rimsky Kors ...
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Director: Marc Russo
Short Film :: Shorties
Technology moves faster than light. It affords us opportunities to experience life in a new way. But while it open ...
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Director: Cameron Smith
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Local rapper o’ hilariousness, Camboi Smif, explains with a little help from fellow comedian Doug Stanhope, how he ...
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Dance

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Director: Alonso Alvarez Barreda
Short Film :: Shorties
A young boy makes a morally dubious choice during a church service that complicates his tenuous relationship with ...
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Director: Sean Kelley
Short Film :: Shorties
A suburban family lives with a giant finger who suddenly becomes concerned about the children after the divorce of ...
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Director: Rocco Taldin
Short Film :: Shorties
CFK is killing people around the Cape Fear River and the small scary town of Wilmington, North Carolina. But the q ...
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Director: Hannah Cheesman
Short Film :: Shorties
Jamie knows nothing about cheese, but while on an errand she’s unwittingly drawn into a contest with the heady pat ...
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Director: Caleb Andrew Ward
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Told in a nonlinear format, a young couple's failing relationship suffers the bouts of rushing into love and what ...
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Director: David Redmon & Ashley Sabin
Short Film :: Shorties
Donkeys actively return the filmmaker’s gaze in “Choreography,” an experiential documentary that inverts a vérité ...
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Social Events

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Director: Rhiannon Fionn
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
America’s second-largest waste stream is mostly unregulated and it’s making people sick. We can fix this problem, ...
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Director: Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski
Short Film :: Shorties
An astonishing blend of animation, live-action, and 3D effects, we travel from the mystical Forest of Storms to an ...
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Special Programs
Drinks for hungry minds. - More tasty bevs for thirsty minds. ...
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Special Programs
Drinks for hungry minds. - More tasty bevs for thirsty minds. ...
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Director: Chip Hackler
Short Film :: Shorties
One week from retiring, security guard Hank Goodman yearns to blaze a trail to freedom--in his new RV. He’s smitte ...
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Director: Laura Kissel
Documentary Feature :: Voices
What does a rural town in South Carolina have to do with China? Americans consume nearly twenty billion new items ...
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Director: Alex Pachón
Short Film :: Shorties
Every sound generates a movement and every movement produces a sound. ...
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Dance
The path taken in "Crawl Space Lovers" investigates risk-taking as a vehicle to discovering deeper and more intens ...
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Director: Patrick Brice
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Looking for work, Aaron (Patrick Brice) comes across a cryptic online ad: "$1,000 for the day. Filming service. Di ...
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Director: Alix Lambert & Sam Chou
Short Film :: Shorties
When Hartford teacher Marcus McGhee’s car is stolen, the police refuse to assist him. Directors Alix Lambert and S ...
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Director: Bruce Beresford
Narrative Feature
An American, southern-gothic film adapted from Beth Henley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, starrin ...
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Director: Andrew Rodgers
Short Film :: Shorties
Kinder Surprise eggs are hugely popular all around the world. From the foil wrapper to the chocolate shell, the pl ...
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Director: Michael Reich
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Licorice. Pizza. Fire. Blood. ...
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Director: The Dance Cooperative does Cucalorus
Dance
One of the festival's most popular traditions is a communion of dance and film. Filmmakers pair with choreographer ...
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Director: Robert J Rugan
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: NORTON
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Time occasionally, and beautifully, stands still as Danny Brown and Purity Ring singer Megan James wander through ...
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Director: Ya’Ke Smith
Short Film :: Shorties
After several prison stints, dawn is determined to right her wrongs, but the years locked away may have damaged he ...
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Director: Evan Vetter
Documentary Feature :: Voices
In a country where rape is used as a weapon of war, two young American women struggle to help victims of the confl ...
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Director: Borja Cobeaga
Short Film :: Shorties
The manager of a company proposes a daring plan for keeping the workers' morale high. ...
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Special Programs
The career of producer and filmmaking maverick Dino De Laurentiis covers nearly eight decades. He is the founder o ...
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Director: T Jones Wortham
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A Hip Hop music video about the history of the culture seen through the eyes of three members of todays’ youth. ...
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Director: Simon Intihar
Short Film :: Shorties
A man, who caused a tragedy which hurt his and his family's lives, wants only one thing: That the people he cares ...
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Director: Emile Sornin
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
British, grime rapper Dizzie Rascal steps into the role of Marie Antoinette as him and his pals hold court in the ...
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Director: Norwood Cheek
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A pair of well-clothed lovebirds need to spice up the relationship a bit and do something “unusual.” Visual/Sound/ ...
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Director: Becky Sloane & Joe Pelling
Short Film :: Shorties
Eventually everyone runs out of time - but before that happens to you, make some time to go on a journey, a journe ...
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Music Video :: Shorties

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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Fred: The Town Dog, Hearbeats of Fiji, Guns in the House, Mipso in Japan, Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution ...
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Director: Sydney Freeland
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Drunktown’s Finest is Sydney Freeland’s feature film debut and her response to a news story that characterized her ...
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Director: Dent De Cuir
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Inspired by John Stezaker's collages, this psycho-sexual this naughty horror story is a visual exploration of mode ...
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Director: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Looking for someone to bum her a cigarette at a party, 22-year-old Ellie meets Ned, an articulate, slightly older ...
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Director: Daniel Brererton
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Finally, a dance video comprised entirely of shots of landscape, livestock, and zero humans. Which is odd, becaus ...
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Director: Darius Clark Monroe
Documentary Feature :: Voices
How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber?In Evolution of a Criminal, filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe explore ...
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Director: Cara Connolly & Martin Clark
Short Film :: Shorties
At a remote boarding school in the Scottish Highlands in the 1980s, Reg and her best friend Smith share their dorm ...
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Director: Roberta Durrant
Narrative Feature :: Kids-a-lorus
Fourteen-year-old Felix dreams of becoming a professional jazz musician like his late father, but his mother does ...
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Director: Maxime Giroux
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Félix and Meira is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux; a story of an unconventional romance betw ...
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Director: Keith Miller
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
After John's absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the ...
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Director: Mike Hodges
Narrative Feature
An update of the 1930s comic strip, American football hero Flash Gordon is skyjacked and ends up on the planet Mon ...
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Director: Eric Hueber
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
With her husband away indefinitely, a young mother struggles to nurture her son in the face of poverty, isolation ...
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Director: Ruben Ostlund
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
A critical favorite at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this w ...
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Director: Ava Lowrey
Short Film :: Shorties
Set in Coosa County, Alabama, this film highlights this quintessential piece of the south as it slips on the verge ...
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Director: Chase Evans
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Local garage-y, surfy, indie rockers FREE CLINIC rock a Wilmington house party with their rocking rock jam, “Off M ...
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Director: Lexi Lefkowitz
Short Film :: Shorties
Violet is an isolated, but spunky, 7-year-old trying to fit into a world she doesn't quite understand. ...
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Director: Ocean Demuth, Medina Dennie & Zaiyah Dennie
Short Film :: Shorties
Two turtles embark on a quest for friendship. They encounter a sea monster, a sasquatch, and magical fairies befor ...
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Director: Nick Black
Short Film :: Shorties
Franz confronts his surgeon about an upcoming surgery. ...
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Director: Mitchell Rose
Short Film :: Shorties
Two seconds of dance from 50 filmmakers on all seven continents choreographed by Bebe Miller are sewn together int ...
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Director: Janicza Bravo
Short Film :: Shorties
A paraplegic man leaves home to be on his own. ...
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Director: Jen Ray
Short Film :: Shorties
My first Dancinema work was an experimental short where we conveyed Chersea's song through exploring The Meeting o ...
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Director: Amanda Edwards
Short Film :: Shorties
This short film that asks the question: Do you feel safe in your community? Wilmington, North Carolina—like any Am ...
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Director: Ridley Scott
Narrative Feature
Directed by Ridley Scott this is part four in the Hannibal Lecter Quadrilogy adapted from the novels by Thomas Har ...
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Director: Peter Mackie Burns
Short Film :: Shorties
Lucy Licari is thirty years old today and is trying to unfuck her life, but she's not trying too hard. Why should ...
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Director: Amir Bar-Lev
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
The town of State College, the home of Penn State University, has long been known as Happy Valley, and its iconic ...
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Director: Jordan Ray Allen
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Marcia Jarmel / Ken Schneider
Documentary Feature :: Kids-a-lorus
13-year-old Mica is studying for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age rite. He takes to heart his Rabbi’s req ...
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Director: Jon Kasbe
Short Film :: Shorties
Set at Fiji’s Beat Making Lab, Ben and Masi meet while looking for purpose and following their dreams of beat maki ...
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Director: Joanna Coates
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Four young people flee the big city. Establishing their own polyamorous commune in the countryside, they begin to ...
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Director: Scott Teems
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
For 60 years, actor Hal Holbrook has been touring with his award-winning, one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” An in ...
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Director: Ben Fries
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Shot in time-lapse fashion over a 24-hour period on a rooftop that over looks the Holy Ghost! stage and the NYC sk ...
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Director: Ben Fries
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Director Ben Fries, takes us on a journey through the evolution of video. From its low-fi origins that start this ...
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Director: Robert Hillyer Barnett
Short Film :: Shorties
A woman returns to a mountain town to pack up her recently deceased father's home. When she encounters a barefoot ...
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Director: Izibene OÑederra
Short Film :: Shorties
I told her I was a filmmaker... and nothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain ...
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Director: Keith Bearden
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Bennett Jones
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
On the run from an assassin and grieving the loss of his girlfriend, International Rockstar Bené and his manager, ...
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Director: Ainslie Henderson
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Leah Meyerhoff
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. ...
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Director: Leah Shore
Short Film :: Shorties
A young couple's mutual declarations of love escalate to increasingly absurd extremes. ...
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Director: Augustine Frizzell
Short Film :: Shorties
Emma and Jesse are close friends. One night after an intense break up, they have a heartfelt conversation that cha ...
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Director: Chris McKee
Short Film :: Shorties
An encounter between two strangers leads to a disturbing eventuality. ...
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Dance

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Director: Charles Chintzer Lai
Short Film :: Shorties
A bewitching yet restless tale of two Londoners who find each other. ...
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Director: Carla Forte
Short Film :: Shorties
"Four characters, united by their thoughts and separated by their realities, transform their existence into moveme ...
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Director: Jason Kupfer
Short Film :: Shorties
A Thanksgiving home invasion does not turn out as planned. ...
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Director: David Robert Mitchell
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
For 19-­‐year-­‐old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake ...
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Director: Chip Hackler
Music Video :: Shorties
“Shot Reverse Shot” is a musical exploration of the meaning(s) behind the Jack Johnson song of the same name. It i ...
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Director: Kate Duhamel
Music Video :: Shorties
Boy Wonder (Joe Zielazinski) making magic. VFX artist Paul Fuller brings Boy Wonder's thoughts to life. ...
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Director: The JaM Project
Music Video :: Shorties
Gravity is about the struggle between staying grounded and the dream of wanting more out of our lives, regardless ...
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Director: Caleb Johnson
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A tiny dancer (Tallie Medel, 'The Unspeakable Act') and her struggling-comedian husband find co-habitation at odds ...
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Director: Matthew Carter
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
NC-native Matt Carter gives Kid Cas an energetically animated video that blasts through the dramatic beat change o ...
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Director: Thomas Vernay, Yann Wallaert
Short Film :: Shorties
Inspired by GIF, this video clip is about the clichés of American antagonism: Christian thought, homeland love and ...
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Director: K. Prada, J. Prada
Music Video :: Shorties
A experimental Shortfilm with Ana Rujas and Alba Messa. ...
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Director: John Guillermin
Narrative Feature
Remake of the 1933 classic film about a gorilla that is captured and imported to NYC for exhibition. It stars Jeff ...
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Director: Lev Kalman
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
L for Leisure is a comedy following a group of graduate students across 10 vacations in 1992 - 3 all around the wo ...
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Director: Douglas Boswell
Narrative Feature :: Kids-a-lorus
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, discovers a sinister computer game that uses real children from his neighbourhood as pl ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Secret Short, Holy God Holy Mighty Holy Immortal, The Matador, Venison Eaters, When You Were Mine ...
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Director: Christian Larrave
Short Film :: Shorties
Lesley the Pony goes on a fun-filled adventure through the town of Merryville while making lasting memories with h ...
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Dance
Lexicon is the vocabulary of a person, place, or branch of knowledge. This film was inspired by the techniques of ...
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Director: François Jaros
Short Film :: Shorties
Love. Grief. Shock. Denial. Sleeplessness. Bubble bath. Mucus. Masturbation. Pop tart. Pigeons. Toothpaste. Hospit ...
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Director: Lacey Schwartz
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Daring to ask questions about her true identity, around which her parents had kept a careful silence throughout he ...
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Director: Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat
Documentary Feature :: Vanguard
In Buenos Aires, they are dancing. Dozens of real people are presented in their kitchens, living rooms, offices, a ...
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Director: Matt Nunn
Short Film :: Shorties
High school bully and his wallflower victim lock horns in a moving confrontation about the relativeness of oppress ...
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Director: Zachary Davenport
Short Film :: Shorties
Abandoned at a beach access by his roommate, Reed stumbles across Joann who just sliced her foot open on a shard o ...
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Dance

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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Trying to hold back the urge to dance that this song and video promote is kind of equivalent to trying to hold bac ...
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Director: Nathan Honnold
Music Video :: Shorties
A provocative window in to Malcolm's inner ego and personal relationship triumphs. ...
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Director: Alexandra Hulme & Celia Rowlson-Hall
Short Film :: Shorties
Big dreams, duck hunts, and balls to the wall whimsy. ...
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Director: Steve Clarke
Short Film :: Shorties
Dancer performs through dreamscape ...
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Director: Eliza Bryan
Short Film :: Shorties
A poetic portrait of an instrument repair shop in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...
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Director: Efren Hernandez
Short Film :: Shorties
Veronica and Efren take a trip with an implied permanent vacation. ...
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Director: Joseph Oxford
Short Film :: Shorties
In a faraway world, tucked away in a small fold of land behind an enormous willow tree, exists the tiny city of Ca ...
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Director: Will Davis
Short Film :: Shorties
Metal Man focuses on 84 year old Ernie Taylor, who creates quirky metal sculptures on his Indiana farm. In the fil ...
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Social Events

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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Two For Tea, Bloodhounds, One Left Turn, Locker 212, The New West, Trouble and the Shadowy Deathblow ...
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Director: Jon Kasbe
Short Film :: Shorties
MIPSO is a young bluegrass band, well loved in their home state of North Carolina. But their first tour was in Jap ...
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Director: Joanna Davidovich
Short Film :: Shorties
Mitzi and Spanko run amok in a colorful world where reason is overrated, featuring the thumping, riotously fun mus ...
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Director: John Manning
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Multi-faceted artist of the Cape Fear region, John Manning, has created a finely crafted throw back with Mountain ...
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Director: Alex-Kyle Lee-Wightman (BRTHR)
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
You remember being a kid and seeing a musician that you had a crush on perform on TV? Then you get to feeling some ...
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Director: Louis Paxton
Short Film :: Shorties
Love musicals? Hate musicals? Then this charming comedy is for you! A tale of magic and optimism...and childhood t ...
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Director: Debra Solomon
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Chris Toumazou
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Learning all about the life of My Panda Shall Fly is rewarding ’cause by the end, you feel like you’ve made a new ...
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Special Programs
NC Sixty is a special event at Cucalorus and the product of workshopped scenes from sixty local new actors in Wilm ...
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Director: Danielle Kipnis
Short Film :: Shorties
Shot in the abandoned Miami Marine Stadium, "No Trespassing" moves dance into an urban theater. Movement takes pla ...
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Director: Matthew VanDyke
Short Film :: Shorties
A short film about the Syrian struggle for freedom as experienced by a 32 year old rebel commander, Mowya, and a 2 ...
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Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Inspired by the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement, Durham-based filmmaker Rodrigo D ...
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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
It’s been estimated that the US has murdered around 2,400 people with its drone-strike program, leaving many peopl ...
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Director: Danielle Beverly
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
Follow a black Georgia neighborhood battling a confederate-flag-flying fraternity and their annual antebellum-styl ...
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Director: Glenn Pack
Short Film :: Shorties
A pair of young opportunists attempt to impress two provocative high school girls, which triggers a ripple effect ...
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Director: Brian Bolster
Short Film :: Shorties
Told almost entirely through voice-mail messages, “One Year Lease” documents the travails of Brian, Thomas, and Ca ...
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Social Events

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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Send, Love & Affection, Insomniacs, Skunk, Cosmic Kiosk, All’s Fair ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
The Moped Diaries, Ceiling Finger, So You’ve Grown Attached, The Subscriber, The Disposable Generation, We Could B ...
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Director: Darcy Prendergast
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
It took 4000+ photographs and 350+ faces to make this video. You’ll probably notice that because each face stays o ...
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Shorts Block :: Convulsions
Wawd Ahp, CFK (Cape Fear Killer), Invaders, The Obvious Child, Buffalo Juggalos, The Stomach ...
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Director: Ken Lam
Short Film :: Shorties
Todd and Tamara’s perfect life begins to crumble once they sense that someone’s watching. ...
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Director: John Palmer
Short Film :: Shorties
An ASMR inspired journey inside the minds of a couple in the last days of their relationship. ...
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Director: Elizabeth June Bergman
Short Film :: Shorties
What happens when the language you speak does not fit the place you find yourself? Pidgin/ Pigeon is an odd bird- ...
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Director: Jamal Joseph Jr
Short Film :: Shorties
Lexington Wynters is a recently out-on-the-street postal carrier from rural New York. She’s led a hard life full o ...
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Director: Cynthia Hill
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but ...
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Director: RUTH PAXTON
Short Film :: Shorties
A cinema poem, set in central Glasgow which looks at how mental illness can affect lives, PULSE follows two strang ...
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Director: Jonathan Landau
Short Film :: Shorties
Five co-workers on their way to a company function face adversity and discover some unexpected truths along the wa ...
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Director: Quick Crew
Music Video :: Shorties
Silence is a source of Great Strength. ...
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Director: Antti Ahokoivu
Short Film :: Shorties
Dance film which is exploring the moment between past and future. When the past hasn´t left fully behind, its slow ...
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Director: Todd Rohal
Short Film :: Shorties
A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at ...
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Director: Evan Mann
Short Film :: Shorties
Forged from a discombobulated process without regards to plot, this narrative unfurls revealing a video organism, ...
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Director: Andrea Kalin & Oliver Lukacs
Documentary Feature :: Voices
The news from the Middle East worsens daily into a nightmare scenario—one eerily foretold in 2012 as two young, un ...
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Director: Reid Clark
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A modern day fable about life death and mankinds place in it all. ...
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Director: Rozalind MacPhail
Special Programs
St. John's, Newfoundland multi-instrumental looping artist Rozalind MacPhail performs the US premiere of HEAD FIRS ...
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Director: Irene Gil
Short Film :: Shorties
The relentless, hypnotic chugging away of a train. A train of thought. The chains of consciousness gradually loose ...
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Director: Mariah Dunn Kramer
Short Film :: Shorties

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Shorts Block :: Shorties
The Collection, Jack Johnson “Shot Reverse Shot”, Friendship, Freestyle, The Orphan and the Polar Bear, Catch, We’ ...
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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Filmed entirely with FLIR Thermal Cameras so when the subjects of this video rip each others clothes off during pa ...
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Director: Michael Reich
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Don’t imagine Ryan Adams and Elvira, the subjects of this video, as being in a relationship and living together an ...
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Director: Louis Paxton
Short Film :: Shorties
SATAN HAS A BUSHY TAIL is a wickedly-fun and charming buddy comedy about grandparents, death and a possessed venge ...
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Director: Madden Meiners
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Wilmington Director, Madden Meiners, uses layers of time-lapse landscape and a ghostly woman that disappears just ...
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Special Programs
The SAG Foundation presents a panel featuring top industry casting directors to help you navigate budgets, dispel ...
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Special Programs

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Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Peter Vack
Short Film :: Shorties
Separated for the summer, the only way for a teenage girl to communicate with her boyfriend is over the Internet. ...
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Director: Babcar Ndiaye
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
An in-depth look at a fragile political landscape, where Senegalese youth have utilized Hip Hop culture and mobili ...
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Director: Jack Dunphy
Short Film :: Shorties
An animated memory recounting first love, loosing one's virginity, struggling with addiction, and turning to Pizza ...
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Director: Samuel Baumel
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Mary Dore
Documentary Feature :: Voices
'She's Beautiful When She's Angry' tells the story of the brilliant, often outrageous women who founded the femini ...
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Director: Anja Marquardt
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Fiercely independent, Ronah works as a sexual surrogate in New York City, teaching her clients the very thing they ...
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Dance

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Director: Raquel Claudino
Short Film :: Shorties
Embraced in a dance of rebellion, Sing The Sand Into Pearls tells the story of three women who escape from a self- ...
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Director: Annie Silverstein
Short Film :: Shorties
Raised by a single mother on an isolated subdivision in rural Texas, fourteen-year-old Leila's deepest connection ...
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Director: Lily Baldwin
Short Film :: Shorties
When an innocent tourist travels to LA to put her sister's ashes to rest, time begins to blur and the past and pre ...
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Director: Kate Tsang
Short Film :: Shorties
An imaginary friend is forced to consider retirement when his best friend/creator starts to grow up. ...
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Director: Sarah Kinlaw
Short Film :: Visual/Sound/Walls
An experiment in fantasy and social bravery, "Black Room Blues" by director and SoftSpot member Sarah Kinlaw docum ...
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Director: Sarah Kinlaw
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A playful exploration of alienation in the mundane landscape of corporate America, moving from apprehensive to wel ...
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Director: Steve Clarke
Short Film :: Shorties
Dancer gestures hypnotically. ...
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Director: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
“Spring” follows young man in a personal tailspin as he flees California to the Italian coast, where he meets a wo ...
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Director: Jen West
Music Video :: Shorties
Call Me playfully portrays the yearning and desire of wanting the person you care about to return your effo ...
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Director: Dr. Maurice M. Martinez
Short Film :: Shorties
A Handicapped woman finds solace in the law. ...
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Director: Samantha Newkirk
Music Video :: Shorties
"A Summer Dream" is a film about surfing and having fun with my dad and friends with music by Stephen Marley. It w ...
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Director: Jilli Rose
Short Film :: Shorties
Exiled from the tropical paradise where they evolved, a handful of remarkable stick insects, the last of their kin ...
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Director: Dan Riesser
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Ben & Annie are a young couple living in Chicago, on a weekend trip to Annie's small North Carolina hometown. At t ...
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Director: Annabel Park
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
America - the nation of the people, for the people and by the people - is deeply divided. This interactive, multi- ...
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Director: Gabriel Borgetto, Bernd Faaß, Matthias Bäuerle
Short Film :: Shorties
The naked truth about life, the universe and everything The naked truth about life, the universe and everything ...
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Director: Daniel Peddle
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Two narratives clash violently in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned m ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Ghost Dick: Chapter One, The Search for Glory, One Year Lease, Pushing Buttons, Democracia, Hate Thy Neighbor, Mus ...
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Director: Steven Loring
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
The announcement of a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds spurs a diverse gro ...
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Director: Ryan Staake
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Prolific, conceptual wiz, Ryan Staake, creates another clip that fits the song as perfectly as the camera’s consta ...
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Director: Moon Molson
Short Film :: Shorties
Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at the Harlem projects to deliver Sayeeda Porter news regarding he ...
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Special Programs
An experimental and immersive trip into the world of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet created by Cuc’ alum Zach Clark. ...
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Director: Ian Michael Gullett
Short Film :: Shorties
Ava, a bored young girl shopping with her parents, wanders off in an antique store. She finds herself locked in th ...
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Director: Sophie-Clémentine Dubois
Short Film :: Shorties
The Dandelion, or How to save a restaurant with a hedgehog, a singing fish and a little bit of imagination... ...
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Dance
A meditation on the allure of the earthly and the freedom found in renunciation. ...
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Director: Graham Patterson
Short Film :: Shorties
Confining its curious lens within the familiar device of "a house party", The Disposable Generation is an explorat ...
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Director: John R. Dilworth
Short Film :: Shorties
In this animated horror comedy, a cowardly dog named Courage must rescue his lovely owner, Muriel from a vengeful ...
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Director: Eric Kissack
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Kenneth Price
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
Winston-Salem–born music producer and turntablist supreme Patrick Douthit (aka 9th Wonder), whose musical collabor ...
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Director: Hugh Sullivan
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Dean is an inventive yet unorthodox scientist who uses his technical expertise to create grand romantic gestures f ...
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Director: Lazarus Dance
Short Film :: Shorties
After being apart for most of their lives, two childhood friends are reunited under dangerous circumstances when o ...
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Director: Sarah Adina Smith
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
When their mother goes missing in Spirit Lake, three half-sisters travel home to settle her affairs. The youngest ...
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Director: Tyler Nilson, Nick Vitale
Short Film :: Shorties
When a new bridge is built connecting his island to the mainland, a boy has to come to grips with the change and o ...
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Director: Tony Wash
Short Film :: Shorties
Laverne arrives home and decides to relax in the bathtub. She strips down, settles into the tub, and closes her ey ...
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Director: Peter Edlund
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Stephen Irwin
Short Film :: Shorties
Somebody broke the girl’s parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess. ...
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Director: Neil Christopher
Short Film :: Shorties
This gorgeous animation tells the tale of a compassionate polar bear who adopts a young boy and teaches him the sk ...
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Director: Adam Zucker
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Before World War II, Poland’s 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today less than ...
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Director: Mars Incrucio
Short Film :: Shorties
A camera crew follows special investigations cop, Dan Fromme, as he delves into a sordid underworld of meaningless ...
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Director: Ben Steiner
Short Film :: Shorties
Frank's had enough. A spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own li ...
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Director: Maryna Artemenko, Oksana Artemenko
Short Film :: Shorties
Ukrainian policeman gets into the sarcastic situation, which metaphorically reflects heavy Ukrainian present. ...
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Director: Jeff Mason
Short Film :: Shorties
A single day in the life of an enigmatic mariner with a solemn task. ...
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Director: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
Set at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf, the film’s narrative unfolds purely through sign language without ...
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Director: Dvein
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
It’s been said that ignorance is bliss, and after watching the video that explains how this video was made, I can ...
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Director: Jen Guy Metcalf
Short Film :: Shorties
"The Window of the 11th Floor" is an intimate look at the relationship of a couple in their apartment. Throughout ...
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Director: Arthur Carvalho
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
This is a music video about the post orgasmic state with the person you are in love with. The animation I deals w ...
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Director: Alex Theodoropulos
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
This is a music video about the post orgasmic state with the person you are in love with. The animation I deals w ...
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Director: Stephen Cone
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
A young seminary student seeking self-knowledge inadvertently finds himself attending a sex addiction support grou ...
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Director: Jeff Reichert
Documentary Feature :: Voices
This Time Next Year tracks the resilience of the Long Beach Island, NJ community for one year as they rebuild afte ...
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Director: Josephine Decker
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Akin (Joe Swanberg), a desperate loner, takes a summer job as a farm hard living with Jeremiah (Robert Longstreet) ...
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Director: Paul Allen Tillery IV
Short Film :: Shorties
This is the story of Thundercluck, the Viking chicken with the power of thunder. Half mortal. Half god. All natura ...
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Director: Evan Vetter
Short Film :: Shorties
Exhausted and on the run from a desperate bank robbery, a mangy gang finds shelter at a small farmhouse of a frail ...
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Director: Shona Thomson
Special Programs
For the 20th anniversary of Cucalorus, Scottish filmmaker and artist Shona Thomson will be connecting long-lost ar ...
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Director: Jimmy Goldblum
Documentary Feature :: Voices
This documentary touches on India's last, but not yet lost, colony of magicians, acrobats, and puppeteers. ...
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Director: Stephanie Laing
Short Film :: Shorties
No man is an island--but there are always exceptions. Meet Jim Funkle. A once promising food scientist, his career ...
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Director: Nick Cocuzza
Short Film :: Shorties
Andrew, a young computer science major, passes through life without excitement until Tuesday comes along. ...
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Director: Christopher Eales, Will Bishop-Stephens
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Ben Joyner
Short Film :: Shorties
When the law shows up looking for a retired schoolteacher's grandson, things take a turn for the worst. In this br ...
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Director: Alex R. Johnson
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Kicked out of college, James visits Grams, his only remaining family, who dies shortly after his arrival. He finds ...
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Dance

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Director: Marceia Patterson
Short Film :: Shorties
On Halloween night, a little girl ventures into a spooky old house, unaware that a monster lives inside. The mons ...
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Director: Stephanie Martinez
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Three Colombian journalists recount the terrifying reality of living through the Escobar cartel and the ongoing st ...
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Director: Nathan Silver
Narrative Feature :: Vanguard
Needing a sudden escape from the city, Robbie leaves Brooklyn for the Hudson Valley to stay with his aunt who runs ...
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Director: Luke Meyer
Short Film :: Shorties
There is a particular moment right before fame strikes a young musician - between the full flowering of talent and ...
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Special Programs :: Visual/Sound/Walls
The Supreme Court declared that gay marriage is cool, but they haven’t weighed in on the love between musican and ...
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Director: Jordan Taratoot
Short Film :: Shorties
A father and son confront their savage family heritage as they travel deep into the woods on their first hunting t ...
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Director: Jaime Snyder
Short Film :: Shorties
Florence rescues a stray cat from a gang of teenagers. After taking the feline to an isolated building, her true i ...
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Special Programs :: Visual/Sound/Walls
The creators of a handful of our juiciest playlist selections appear before your eyes to show and tell of their mu ...
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Special Programs :: Visual/Sound/Walls
A curated collection of mind-blowing music videos from around the globe, transitioned into one another to promote ...
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Director: Jack Viorel
Short Film :: Shorties

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Director: Rodrigo Dorfman
Documentary Feature :: Voices
An uplifting story about the birth of the first Latino Credit Union in the US—right here in Durham, North Carolina ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
Kids and Explosions - Swear Words, Crime: The Animated Series, Sticky, Two Films About Lonliness, I Am Tom Moody, ...
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Director: King Vidor
Narrative Feature
Based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy starring Audrey Hepburn and Henry Fonda and nominated for three Academy Awards. ...
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Director: Rich Gurnsey
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
NC-animation master Richard Gurnsey, has created a cute-as-Pixar-puppies group of aliens, that are curious about t ...
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Director: Steve Girard, Josh Chertoff
Short Film :: Shorties
Wawd ahp I’m throwing both birds upStick a stick of dynamite up you assNow I’m blowing turds up. ...
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Director: Charlie Anderson
Short Film :: Shorties
Sue wants to have a baby, but first she needs her husband to quit smoking. Bob has been trying and failing for mon ...
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Director: Marlene McCurtis
Documentary Feature :: Works-in-Progress
The never-before-told story of a group of black and white women in 1964 Mississippi, who reached across the chasm ...
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Director: Lena Greene
Short Film :: Shorties
An island of bikini-clad, saggy ladies spend their lives drinking martinis and living on the beach, until one day ...
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Director: Kira Bursky
Short Film :: Shorties
A fantasy drama about teen depression and sexuality. Delilah has decided to kill herself on her 18 birthday, but h ...
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Director: David F. Wnendt
Narrative Feature :: Convulsions
Eighteen year-old Helen Memel (Carla Juri) likes to skateboard, masturbate with vegetables, and thinks that hygien ...
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Director: Daniel Robin
Short Film :: Shorties
After being withheld by the TSA, this filmmaker examines the authenticity of culture through home movies, archival ...
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Director: Michelle Witten
Short Film :: Shorties
Ian and Anita escape unseen pursuers and arrive at a cabin in the desert. They seek a few days of solace together, ...
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Director: Noam Sharon
Short Film :: Shorties
A little girl asks her mom a simple question, and gets a weird answer... ...
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Director: Lawrence Michael Levine
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Barri and Noah, a newly engaged Brooklyn couple, are disheartened by the death of their elderly downstairs neighbo ...
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Director: Frank Hall Green
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
Mackenzie, a troubled but daring teenage girl, is sent by her struggling mother to live with her uncle in Juneau, ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
No Trespassing, Cracks, Riels, The Window of the 11th Floor, Marlene, Pidgin / Pigeon, Shadows of Header Munging / ...
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Director: Ben O'Brien
Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
For Ben O’Brien’s 2nd Visual/Sound/Walls appearance he unleashes this surreal, super silly, Mary Poppins style, de ...
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Director: Ryan Piers Williams
Narrative Feature :: Magnolia
In his sophomore feature, Ryan Piers Williams stars alongside America Ferrara, Melanie Diaz and Jon Paul Phillips ...
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Shorts Block :: Shorties
John Mayer “Gravity”, Quick Crew - TokyoNight “Dancing”, Globe Trot, Grey Matter, Sophia (Just Us Two), Mariah’s L ...
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Director: Oskar Santos
Narrative Feature :: Kids-a-lorus
Two of Spain’s most beloved comic-book characters-Zip and Zap-come to life in this rollicking adventure. With summ ...
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Music Video :: Visual/Sound/Walls
Kenneth Price creates a sweet throw back to The Whispers’ 1983 R&B jam “Keep On Loving Me.” The occurrences in th ...
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