2013 CGIFF

6th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival

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FILMS

Title, Director Runtime (Origin)

  • 5 Minutes, Wilson M’Biavanga 12m (New York, NY, USA)
  • 10:43, Megan Spatz 11m (North Hollywood, CA, USA)
  • Alberton, Bruce Paine 74m (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Alberton: Patty’s Galop, Bruce Paine 6m (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Alienation, Aleksey Berdennikov 12m (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation)
  • All You Need is Brains!, Clint Bargen 7m (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • American Discord, Jacob Hart 25m (Ogden, UT, USA)
  • Angst, The, Naga Kataru 2m (San Jose, CA, USA)
  • Any Moment Now, Gary Glenn 23m (Shepparton, VIC, Australia)
  • Aphasia Oceana, Danny Warner 2m (Manhattan, KS, USA)
  • Aqua Seafoam Shame, Veronica Grey 108m (Canada)
  • Arctic Christmas, Sal Strom 3m (Tigard, OR, USA)
  • At the End of the Day ‘Al final del dia’, Alvaro Garcia 16m (Spain)
  • Automaton Emergence, Jeong Hyo Kim 2m (Astoria, NY, USA)
  • Beef Barley Brothers, Luke Black 10m (Calgary, AB, Canada)
  • Bench, The, Gabriel Ash 5m (Plan les Ouates, Switzerland)
  • Better than Sinatra, Avril Timbs 7m (South Turramurra, NSW, Australia)
  • Beyond the Grave, Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro 89m (Porto Alegre, Brazil)
  • Bicycle, The, Mohammed Salman 17m (Saudi Arabia)
  • Black Spiral Vinyl, Brad Yazzolino 5m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Brave Girl ‘Sahasi Chori’, Erin Galey 20m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/India/Nepal)
  • Breakaway, Ivan Bukta 18m (New York, NY, USA/Serbia)
  • Broken, ‘Rotos’, Roberto Pérez Toledo 3m (Spain)
  • Broken Flute, The, Robbie Johnstone 5m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Call of Babylon, John-William Noble 111m (Aberdeen City, UK)
  • Cardboard Bernini, The, Olympia Stone 76m (Chapel Hill, NC, USA)
  • Castaways ‘Naufragos’, Mario Rico 3m (Spain)
  • Cereal Mascots: Trix Rabbit, Grey Wears 6m (CA, USA)
  • Chee-Wi Learns to Growl, Emma Penaz Eisner 7m (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Children Next Door, The, Doug Block 36m (New York, NY, USA)
  • Circle Drums in the Back Yard ‘Не буди ЛИХО’, Anna Troyanskaya 24m (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Circle the Wagen, Ryan Steven Green 86m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Cold Side of the Pillow, The, Herminio Cardiel 12m (Spain)
  • Community Report: Health, Steve Braker 4m (Northfield, MN, USA)
  • Cornfiscated, Tara Mueller 3m (Redmond, WA, USA)
  • Cryosphere, Kurtis Hough 6m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games, Alex Salazar 14m (Kirkland, WA, USA)
  • Dear Dad, Abad Levya 16m  (Glassboro, NJ, USA)
  • Death By China 2,0, Peter Navarro 68m (Laguna Beach, CA, USA)
  • Decision Making (A Triptych), E. Aaron Ross 8m (Naperville, IL, USA)
  • Deer, Alessandro Zangirolami 30m (Philadelphia, PA, USA)
  • Defender “Defensora’, Rachel Schmidt 41m (Nelson, BC, Canada/USA/Guatemala)
  • Devil’s Temptation ‘악마의 유혹’, Neryong Ci 7m (Seoul, South Korea)
  • Descending, The, Kyle Thompson 84m (Somers Point, NJ, USA)
  • Disclosures, Sheldon Elias Schiffer 23m (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • Divided Line, The, Mel Misklell 8m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Don’t Love Thy Neighbor, Uttam Mukherjee 6m (NSW, Australia)
  • Don’t Shout Too Loud, Courtney Campbell 50m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Dramoticon, Jens Vandendriessche 5m (Spain/Belgium)
  • Duduk, Elizaveta Koroleva 26m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/Russian Federation)
  • Elegy for a Revolution, Paul van Zyl 20m (CA, USA)
  • Ella, Sheila Coto 15m (Argentina)
  • Elysian Fields, Ina Conradi 11m (Singapore)
  • Extra, The, Erik Kjonaas 4m (CA, USA)
  • Figure #1, Chus F. Sarrion 13m (Madrid, Spain)
  • Madonna Murti, Sharon Syriac 54m (Flanagin Town, Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Flogsta Roar, The ‘Flogstavrålet’, Johan Palmgren 19m (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Flowers for Sale, Amanda Murray 7m (NC, USA)
  • Flux, Jamie Ollveira 1m (San Francisco, CA, USA)
  • Forget Us Not, Heather E. Connell 70m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Fossegrim, Peggy Anderson-Deardorff 4m (Camas, WA, USA)
  • Furever, Amy Finkel 80m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Ghost Fish of the Wimahi-The Primordial Salmon and Steelhead Runs of the Columbia River, David Saiget 5m (White Salmon, WA, USA)
  • God Bless America Again, Paul Bounds 35m (Waldron, AR, USA)
  • God’s Favor, Ilay Ron 16m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven ‘Morfar och jag och helikoptern till himlen’, Johan Palmgren & Asa Blanck 15m (Stockholm &Nacka, Sweden)
  • Granny Baby, Eva Colmers 9m (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Grasping the Bird’s Tail, Patricia Somers 12m (Ashland, OR, USA)
  • Hard Day Knights, The, Alex Italics 7m (Tucson, AZ, USA)
  • Heart Over Body, Jared Corey 10m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Heart Unhinged ‘Corazon Salvaje’, Andrew Keating 5m (New York, NY, USA)
  • Hibakusha, Steve Nguyen 45m (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA)
  • HomeMade ‘Tozeret Bait’, Lior Sagi  18m (Tel Aviv, Israel)
  • I am Secretly an Important Man, Peter Sillen 88m (New York, NY, USA)
  • I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange, Horam Kim 93m (Ann Arbor, MI, USA)
  • I’ll Be Your Mirror, Vita Weichen Hsu 2m (Valencia, CA, USA/Taiwan)
  • Illusion ‘Иллюзия’, Alexander Podsky 24m (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Imbolc, Laura Graham 16m (United Kingdom)
  • In The Pin We Trust, Mani Nasry 12m (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • Intruder, The, Majid Alansari 18m (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
  • Invisible Lighthouse, The, Thomas Dolby 29m (Woodbridge, United Kingdom)
  • Jean Olivier Hucleux, from the Work to the Artwork ‘Jean Olivier Hucleux, du travail à l’oeuvre’, Virgile Novarina 60m (Fresnay-le-Salmon, France)
  • Kathy’s Love ‘Kатина любовь’, Anna Troyanskaya 60m (Moscow, Russian Federation)
  • Killer App, Elizabeth Herrick 1m (Plantation, FL, USA)
  • King Tigermore in Strawberry Fields, Tunde Reid-Kapo 3m (Las Vegas, NV, USA)
  • King’s River, The, Matthew Pickett 14m (Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • Koreatown, Cory Dillon 6m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Kosmopolites, Holga Martina Straubinger 120m (Indonesia/Austria/USA)
  • Last Interview of Thomas Szasz, The, Philip Singer 50m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Last Paradise – Global Quest, Clive Neeson 90m (Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand)
  • Lights Out, Blake Gearhead 15m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • List, The ‘La Liste’, Catherine Breton 11m (Quebec, Canada)
  • Little Buddies, Ray Chao 14m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Little Vedette, The ‘La Pequena Vedette’, Sheila Avellaneda 4m (Spain)
  • Look Up In The Sky, Ashley Cozine 2m (Tacoma, WA, USA)
  • Loss, The ‘Kayip’, Mete Sozer 14m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/Turkey)
  • Low, Ludivine Large-Bessette 15m (Paris, France)
  • Lucky Hog, Joseph Hill 8m (Vancouver, WA, USA)
  • Lunch with Yoshi, Chaitanya Gopinah 5m (Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Making >>>> Faces, Clay Bodvin 3m (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Man Since Long Time, A, Mahmoud Yossry 17m (Cairo, Egypt)
  • Manfred and the Waiting Room, Joel Breitman 9m (Ontario, Canada)
  • McKenzie, Upinder Raisauda 5m (Hollywood, CA, USA)
  • merGER, Inc., Naga Kataru 6m (San Jose, CA)
  • Midnight in the Land of the Sexsmith, Mikhail Bassilli 15m (Granada Hills, CA, USA)
  • Mistreatment, Andrew Handelsmann 11m (North Sydney, Australia)
  • Moo: A Documentary, Lucas da Silva 8m (Kalamazoo, MI, USA)
  • Moonlight Surfer, The, John Osborne 5m (Edmonton, Canada)
  • Mouth Shut “Boca Fechada”, Elder Fraga 17m (Brazil)
  • My Friend Jodie, Tracy Toscano 10m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Naked Leading the Blind, The, Wim Vanacker 16m (Belgium)
  • New Alchemist, The, Robert Uehlin, 6m (OR, USA)
  • Nostalgia, Dylan McGale  & Aidan Walters 3m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • November Lights ‘Novemberlichter’, Juergen Karasek 30m (Vienna, Austria)
  • Once Upon a Mime, Elizabeth Wyant 3m (Redmond, WA, USA)
  • Oscar V, Jonathan Albert Murphy 14m (Londrina, Brazil)
  • Our Urban Wilderness, Johnny Winningham 24m (WA, USA)
  • Out of Print, Vivienne Roumani 55m (New York, NY, USA)
  • Paced, Stephen Chen 5m (Toronto, ON, Canada)
  • Painted Girl, The, Ben Kadie 9m (Bellevue, WA, USA)
  • Palace, Rolando Vega 29m (Bridgewater, NJ, USA)
  • Paper, Ivan Kraljevic 23m (CA, USA)
  • Pasadena, Will Slocombe 85m (Venice, CA, USA)
  • Passio, Andreas Feldfos Bragmann & Mette Mikkelson 3m (Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Path, The, Jeremy Camp 10m (NY, USA)
  • Pauline, Etienne, Frederic Niolle 37m (Paris, France)
  • Peace Awaits, Francine Dennis 5m (Kalama, WA, USA)
  • Peer to Fear, Duke Jackson 7m (Van Nuys, CA, USA)
  • Permaculture Dance Project, Matthew Nelson 11m (Salem, OR, USA)
  • Pipelines, Maciej Pasynkiewicz 15m (CA, USA)
  • Porcupine Hugs, Dan Slottje 17m (Ithaca, NY, USA)
  • Prime Time, Rolf Blume-Jensen 2m (Haderslev, Denmark)
  • Private Revelations, Wojtek Skowron 4m (Berlin, Germany)
  • Projectionist, The, Alexanderson Bolano 9m (Oaxaca, Mexico)
  • Puritans, The, Sean Robinson (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Rachel Descending, Sam Kauffmann 18m (Brookline, MA, USA)
  • Rainforest Waters of Cascadia, The, David Saiget 4m (White Salmon, WA, USA)
  • Ramesh and the Quality of Life Project, Pankaja Brooke 19m (London, UK/India)
  • Reality Is What It Is ‘Stvarnost je takva kakva je’, Slaven Zimbrek 76m (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Rebel, Tarek Tohme 7m (CA, USA)
  • Reborning, Helen Hood Scheer & Yael Bridge 8m (Palo Alto, CA, USA)
  • Regret of the Doubt, The ‘O Pesar da Dúvida’, Rafael Nani 14m (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • Resurgent Activist, The, Christian Hubshman 12m (Long Beach, CA, USA)
  • Revenge of the Fly, Tony White 1m (Carnation, WA, USA)
  • Rose, Mary and Time, Hardeep Giani 38m (London, UK)
  • Salt ‘Sal’, Diego Rougler 112m (Santiago de Chile, Chile)
  • Saturnalia, Gustavo Mercado 89m (East Elmhurst, NY, USA)
  • Say It With Flowers, Auston Marek 19m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Scout, Philip Alvy 8m (Seal Beach, CA, USA)
  • Sexicas, The ‘Las Sexicas’, Cesar Mari Soucase 20m (Spain)
  • She and the Mirror ‘Ella y el espejo’, Hector Dominguez-Viguera 30m (Spain)
  • Shooting Star ‘Estrella fugaz’, Mercedes Peris Medina 1m (Valencia, Spain)
  • Softly over Sounding Waves, Misha Penton 4m (TX, USA)
  • Solid Blue, Stefan Hajek & Jesus R. Valenzuela 8m (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • Son of the Sea, The ‘El Hijo Del Mar’, Roberto Aznar Almazan 25m (Zaragoza, Spain)
  • Sonata, Jon Ander Tomas 15m (Spain)
  • Sonia’s Story ‘La Storia di Sonia’, Lorenzo Guarnieri 22m (Florence, Italy)
  • Spaghetti for Two ‘Spaghetti für Zwei’, Matthias Rosenberger 19m (Miesbach, Germany)
  • Stalled, Karen Lam 9m (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
  • Stand-Up: A Documentary by Jennifer Darwin, Sezar Alkassab 45m (Glasgow, UK)
  • Stephania ‘Stefica’, Slaven Zimbrek 16m (Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Sticks Pipes Poles, Alexander Kipling 11m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Stiletto, Kyle Thomas 25m (Chicago, IL, USA)
  • Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 8: TRUST Oregon, Kelly Matheson & Christi Cooper-Kuhn 9m (Brooklyn, NY/Bozeman, MT USA)
  • Strange Kind of Love, A, Peter Varsics 14m (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Strong Enough to Fight, Bob Miller 35m (Birmingham, AL, USA)
  • Suicide Lamprey, The Ballad of Simon ‘Suicidio Lamprea, la balada de Simon’,Guillermo Arias-Carbajal 18m (Spain)
  • Swim Trunks, The, Gerald Gutschmidt 11m (Mill Valley, CA)
  • Synchrony, Kacey Morrow 4m (Belingham, WA, USA/UK/Japan)
  • Talking Story, Marie-Rose Phan-Le 84m (Honaunau, HI, USA)
  • Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the Murder of Jennifer Evans, J.D. Leete 90m (Richmond, VA, USA)
  • Temporal, Olivia Orozco 13m (NY, USA)
  • Thanks for Coming In, Kathy Fleig 9m (NY, USA)
  • Thinking About, Valentina Sutti 7m (Italy)
  • This Old Guitar, Stephen Lerner 14m (Lawrence, KS, USA)
  • Three in a Room ‘Tres en un Cuarto’, Federico Calabuig 5m (Spain)
  • Thursday’s Speaker, Gary Hebert 90m (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
  • Time 2 Split, Fabrice Bracq 5m (Paris, France)
  • Toyland, Kurtis Hough 3m (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Transmigration, Sheldon Schiffer 96m (Atlanta, GA, USA/Brazil)
  • Trapped ‘Atrapado’, by Rishi Daswani & Iván López 3m (Spain)
  • Tribewanted Sierra Leone, Jonathan Sarno 90m (New York, NY, USA)
  • Twice, Robert Fritz 92m (Newfane, VT, USA)
  • Twisted, Gavin Hopkins 13m (United Kingdom)
  • Tyme, Aspects of Home, Norm Bosworth 64m (Centerville, UT, USA)
  • Uncle Chuck: The Shanghailander, Bill Callahan 22m (Singapore)
  • Us and Them, Vincent Castellini 3m (Grand Junction, CO, USA)
  • View from Here, The, Tucker Battrell 20m (West Union, OH, USA)
  • Wait for Me Barefoot ‘Esperame Descalza’, Galder Arriaga (Spain)
  • Waiting on Millie, Jonathan Barr 19m (Portales, NM, USA)
  • Warm Earth Which I’ve Been Told, Kurtis Hough 19m  (Portland, OR, USA)
  • We Can’t Eat Gold, Joshua Tucker 45m (Alaska, USA)
  • What’s Art Doing? PSA, Naga Kataru 1m (San Jose, CA, USA)
  • What’s Happening In Our Forest?, Jamie Cundiff 5m (Aspen, CO, USA)
  • When It’s Your Time, Carolyn Hodge 13m (Grapevine, TX, USA)
  • When Suddenly the East Lies in the West ”Wenn der Osten plötzlich im Westen liegtKi Bun 15m (Berlin, Germany)
  • Where Have All the Mermaids Gone, Nathaniel Kramer 78m (New York, NY, USA)
  • Worth, Patrick Mandeville 22m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
  • Worthless ‘Zibidi’, Nart Zeqiraj 12m (Kosovo)
  • Wrong Shoes, Carlton Winston 9m (Vancouver, WA, USA)
  • Young, Mira Chendler 5m (Duivendrecht, Netherlands)
  • You Bring Something Back, Michelle Arbon 8m (United Kingdom)

 

SCRIPTS

Title, Author (Origin) L(over 45 pages), M(15-45 pages), S(under 15 pages)

  • Beer Pong, Matthew Basel & Zak Johnson (Los Angeles, CA, USA) L
  • Delivering Jane, Brenda Lowry & Kathy Loggie (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) L
  • Diamond Express, Kyle Curry (Centennial, CO, USA) L
  • Disabled Parking, Alon Bar (Netanya, Israel) S
  • Emma’s Gift, Brenda Lowry (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) M
  • Eternal Spring Fist, Erik Bernard L
  • Fire Me, Michael Le Stat L
  • Fowl Play, Brenda Lowry (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) S
  • Good Behavior, Richard Brockman (New York, NY, USA) L
  • Job Offer, The, Massimiliano Mauceri (Florence, Italy) L
  • Lookin’ Up, Marvin Japlan (Florence, Italy) L
  • Luther’s Gang, Massimiliano Mauceri (Florence, Italy) L
  • Mass Exodus, Shaun Delliskave (Murray, UT) L
  • Million Shades of White, A, Alex Cassun (London, UK) L
  • Retirement Plan, The, Steven Prowse (Gibraltar, Spain) L
  • Revenant, Austin Lee (Springville, IN, USA) L
  • Robin of Lacienda County, Adam Whitaker (Springfield, MO, USA) L
  • Rumors Aside, Pete Dorogoff  L
  • Secret in the Bayou, Erik Bernard & Lyndon Tait L
  • She Was Left Alone, Bela Wolf (Huntington, NY, USA) M
  • Shift Work, Austin Lee (Springville, IN, USA) L
  • Sole, Allee Pitaccio (San Francisco, CA, USA) L
  • Steen’s Folly, Jeffrey Gold L
  • Still Life of Cornelius, Stefano Jay Bozzo  L
  • Time and Space, Steven Prowse (Gibraltar, Spain) L

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2013 CGIFF AWARDS

Best of Fest – FORGET US NOT
The Croc – CIRCLE THE WAGEN
The Bullet Award – I LOVE YOU, APPLE, I LOVE YOU, ORANGE
The Triangle Award – WE CAN’T EAT GOLD
Walt Ratterman Humanitarian Award – TALKING STORY
John Basham International Award – DEFENSORA
LGBT Advocacy Award – LITTLE BUDDIES
Vancouver Award – WRONG SHOES
Touche´ Award – LUCKY HOG
Best Short – BRAVE GIRL
Audience Short – WHEN IT’S YOUR TIME
First Film – THANKS FOR COMING IN
Most Original – SAY IT WITH FLOWERS
Local Documentary Short – GHOST FISH
Local Narrative Short – NOSTALGIA
Local Fantasy – FOSSEGRIM
Local Experimental – SYNCHRONY
Thought Provoking – AMERICAN DISCORD
Narrative Feature – THURSDAY’S SPEAKER
Narrative Short – RACHEL DESCENDING
Children’s Animation – CHEE WI LEARNS TO GROWL
Experimental Filmmaker – KURTIS HOUGH
Experimental Short – BLACK SPIRAL VINYL
Western Feature – SALT
Music Video – PEACE AWAITS
Documentary Feature – FUREVER
Documentary Short – SOLID BLUE
Social Message Doc – HEART OVER BODY
Social Message Narrative – THIS OLD GUITAR
Educational Short – GRASPING THE BIRD’S TAIL
Animated Short Film – ARCTIC CIRCLE
Creative Short – OUR URBAN WILDERNESS
International Feature – KOSMOPOLITES
International Documentary – JEAN OLIVIER: FROM THE WORK TO THE ARTWORK
International Short – ELYSIAN FIELDS
Special Jury Feature Award – SATURNALIA
Special Jury Short Narrative – GOD’S FAVOR
Special Jury Short Documentary – REBORNING
Jury Animation Award – CEREAL MASCOTS TRIX RABBIT
Breakthrough Performance Award – 10:43
Films With Impact Award – THE VIEW FROM HERE
Best New Director – PORCUPINE HUGS
Screenwriting Award – LIGHTS OUT

Script – Comedy: BEER PONG

Script – Drama: GOOD BEHAVIOR
Script – Thriller – REVENANT
Script – Based on True Story – STEEN’S FOLLY

FILMS  SYNOPSIS

 

  • 5 Minutes, Wilson M’Biavanga 12m (New York, NY, USA) Vincent comes home to many unexpected events.

 

  • 10:43, Megan Spatz 11m (North Hollywood, CA, USA) Young Annabelle is challenged by a most disturbing house guest.

 

  • Alberton, Bruce Paine 74m (Auckland, New Zealand) A musical portrait of the iconic 1863 New Zealand homestead Alberton and its founding family.

 

  • Alberton: Patty’s Galop, Bruce Paine 6m (Auckland, New Zealand) A young lady re-lives party games of the past through her Victorian family photo album.

 

  • Alienation, Aleksey Berdennikov 12m (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation) A young girl struggles in her own mind.

 

  • All You Need is Brains!, Clint Bargen 7m (North Vancouver, BC, Canada)  A love sick zombie reminisces protects the woman he loves.

 

  • American Discord, Jacob Hart 25m (Ogden, UT, USA)The varying paradigms of soldiers patrolling at an outpost in rural America.

 

  • Angst, The, Naga Kataru 2m (San Jose, CA, USA) A possible teenage pregnancy.

 

  • Any Moment Now, Gary Glenn 23m (Shepparton, VIC, Australia) Two lawless characters devise a plan.

 

  • Aphasia Oceana, Danny Warner 2m (Manhattan, KS, USA) An experimental work exploring our bared physical scaffolding.

 

  • Aqua Seafoam Shame, Veronica Grey 108m (Canada)  Examining the cataclysm that lay ahead if we do not stop the plastic madness. A journey into the world of plastics and how our obsession with single-use disposable plastics ends up polluting the oceans forever.

 

  • Arctic Christmas, Sal Strom 3m (Tigard, OR, USA) Ernie Heaton recalls the tragedy that struck hundreds of service members aboard the USAT Dorchester after it was hit by a German torpedo during WWII in the North Atlantic.

 

  • At the End of the Day ‘Al final del dia’, Alvaro Garcia 16m (Spain) She is returning to her homeland.

 

  • Automaton Emergence, Jeong Hyo Kim 2m (Astoria, NY, USA) When Hyobot creates Copybot, parenting is not always the easiest thing in the world.

 

  • Beef Barley Brothers, Luke Black 10m (Calgary, AB, Canada) When an act of charity doesn’t quite match the expectations.

 

  • Bench, The, Gabriel Ash 5m (Plan les Ouates, Switzerland) A fable in five minutes, four acts, three characters, with a surprise ending.

 

  • Better than Sinatra, Avril Timbs 7m (South Turramurra, NSW, Australia) Raymond, a pensioner, ventures out into the city of Sydney to dance alongside street buskers and realize his dream

 

  • Beyond the Grave, Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro 89m (Porto Alegre, Brazil) In a devastated post-apocalyptic world ensues a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

 

  • Bicycle, The, Mohammed Salman 17m (Saudi Arabia) Little Mohammad enjoys going to the beach with his uncle to learn how to ride a bicycle.

 

  • Black Spiral Vinyl, Brad Yazzolino 5m (Portland, OR, USA) A music video from a life long record collector.

 

  • Brave Girl ‘Sahasi Chori’, Erin Galey 20m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/India/Nepal)  A young Nepalese girl, travels with her family friend from her Himalayan home to her first job in the city. She must ask herself what she’s willing to sacrifice for the good of both her family and her friends.

 

  • Breakaway, Ivan Bukta 18m (New York, NY, USA/Serbia) To feel safe and let love into her life, a damaged young woman must overcome the terror inflicted by her abusive father.
  • Broken, ‘Rotos’, Roberto Pérez Toledo 3m (Spain) They are broken

 

  • Broken Flute, The, Robbie Johnstone 5m (Portland, OR, USA)  Nepotism proves thicker than blood.

 

  • Call of Babylon, John-William Noble 111m (Aberdeen City, UK) A psychological thriller about a young girl who is abducted.

 

  • Cardboard Bernini, The, Olympia Stone 76m (Chapel Hill, NC, USA) Examines the life and work of artist James Grashow, questions life’s fragility and the artistic process.
  • Castaways ‘Naufragos’, Mario Rico 3m (Spain) Two castaways separated by distance. All their hopes are pinned in the bottles that they just launch to the sea. A travel across the ocean looking for a hand to pick them up. Will they get someone to listen?

 

  • Cereal Mascots: Trix Rabbit, Grey Wears 6m (CA, USA) A boy unintentionally scares possible clients away from two prostitutes because he’s convinced one is THE Trix Rabbit.

 

  • Chee-Wi Learns to Growl, Emma Penaz Eisner 7m (San Francisco, CA, USA) Little dog Chee-Wi must learn how to stand up for himself on the first day of doggie preschool.

 

  • Children Next Door, The, Doug Block 36m (New York, NY, USA) A young family’s journey overcoming years of experiencing domestic violence.

 

  • Circle Drums in the Back Yard ‘Не буди ЛИХО’, Anna Troyanskaya 24m (Moscow, Russian Federation) Flirting on a train ride, men get carried away in the world of magic and riddles.

 

  • Circle the Wagen, Ryan Steven Green 86m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Two automotively-challenged friends attempt a cross-country rescue of an ailing Volkswagen Bus and uncover a thriving community devoted to keeping the iconic vehicles alive.

 

  • Cold Side of the Pillow, The, Herminio Cardiel 12m (Spain) Two people who just met are going to share a bed and its pillow.

 

  • Community Report: Health, Steve Braker 4m (Northfield, MN, USA) Meet Margaret and her family, who are receiving support and caregiver services through FamilyMeans, a United Way partner agency.

 

  • Cornfiscated, Tara Mueller 3m (Redmond, WA, USA) In the 1950s Atomic Age, a grouchy farmer gets more than he bargained for when he investigates mysterious noises coming from his cornfield.

 

  • Cryosphere, Kurtis Hough 6m (Portland, OR, USA) Glacial sights rarely witnessed, that will vanish within our lifetime.

 

  • Danger, Dames & Dangerous Games, Alex Salazar 14m (Kirkland, WA, USA) A noir comedy of an inept accountant who is prone to narrating his own life wants to be a detective.

 

  • Dear Dad, Abad Levya 16m  (Glassboro, NJ, USA) Teenage Sarah, has a predilection for pranks, which will throw her and her single dads world upside-down.

 

  • Death By China 2.0, Peter Navarro 68m (Laguna Beach, CA, USA) China has inundated America with dangerous products and stolen millions of American jobs. As consumers, we must take matters into our own hands. While multinational corporation profits are soaring, we now owe over $3 trillion to the world’s largest totalitarian nation.

 

  • Decision Making (A Triptych), E. Aaron Ross 8m (Naperville, IL, USA) Dissecting the psychology and emotions that accompany our daily struggle through the banal details of our lives.
  • Descending, The, Kyle Thompson 84m (Somers Point, NJ, USA) Brandon Lidge is a suspected drug dealer who takes control of a local home in order to gain the trust of one officer whom is believed to have murdered Brandon’s brother.

 

  • Deer, Alessandro Zangirolami 30m (Philadelphia, PA, USA) His body moves without his consent, his mind and mouth follow.

 

  • Defender “Defensora’, Rachel Schmidt 40m (Nelson, BC, Canada/USA/Guatemala) A Guatemalan Mayan community seeks justice against a Canadian Mining company in the Canadian court system, for alleged abuses that include murder, rape and forced evictions, having hope that the Canadian courts can give the justice that the corrupt Guatemalan courts lack.

 

  • Devil’s Temptation ‘악마의 유혹’, Neryong Ci 7m (Seoul, South Korea) A customer is guided by a mysterious employee who promises ultimate freedom.

 

  • Disclosures, Sheldon Elias Schiffer 23m (Atlanta, GA, USA) A true disclosure of their past haunts every waking moment of two STD infected lovers.

 

  • Divided Line, The, Mel Misklell 8m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) A dystopian portrait of Plato’s ‘Allegory of the cave’.

 

  • Don’t Love Thy Neighbor, Uttam Mukherjee 6m (NSW, Australia) A love affair that is out of this world.

 

  • Don’t Shout Too Loud, Courtney Campbell 50m (Portland, OR, USA) Exploring the anticipated increase in human trafficking in South Africa leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Rarely asked questions about the human trafficking issue as seen through the efforts of public officials and activists as they race to ready themselves and the citizens of South Africa before the first match.

 

  • Dramoticon, Jens Vandendriessche 5m (Spain/Belgium) A classical love story told by the emotions as themselves.

 

  • Duduk, Elizaveta Koroleva 26m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/Russian Federation) A young woman in Moscow struggles to take care of her mother’s sickly cat, finding compassion and a renewed sense of wonder in the process.

 

  • Elegy for a Revolution, Paul van Zyl 20m (CA, USA) Two friends oppose the apartheid-era government in South Africa, tearing their relationship apart.

 

  • Ella, Eduardo Moises Escribano Solera 15m (Bilbao, Spain)

 

  • Elysian Fields, Ina Conradi 11m (Singapore) Inspired by the sacrifices made by generations preceding us and expanding upon an exploration of World War II.

 

  • Extra, The, Erik Kjonaas 4m (CA, USA) An unwitting extra causes havoc on a silent film when he falls for the lead actress, unaware that what’s happening around him isn’t real.

 

  • Figure #1, Chus F. Sarrion 13m (Madrid, Spain) Rebecca dreams of exhibiting her sculptures at The Gallery and tries something innovative that will radically change her career and her personal life.

 

  • Flogsta Roar, The ‘Flogstavrålet’, Johan Palmgren 19m (Stockholm, Sweden) The student campus Flogsta was built in Uppsala in the 1970s. Since then, the Flogsta roar has happened every evening at 10PM. A moment when hundreds of students unleash their anxiety at the same time and scream out of the windows.

 

  • Flowers for Sale, Amanda Murray 7m (NC, USA) A little girl with a broken wagon sells flowers to raise money in order to fix the wagon.

 

  • Flux, Jamie Ollveira 1m (San Francisco, CA, USA) Flux (noun): the flow; change; the natural state of things. A 16mm film shot on a Bolex H16 Rex-4, giving a sense of timelessness and aiding the film’s surreal ambiance.

 

  • Forget Us Not, Heather E. Connell 70m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) An in depth look at the persecution and subsequent death of the 5 million non Jewish victims of the WWII Holocaust and the lives of those who survived. Through stories of survivors and historical footage, these lesser known voices are brought to life. From the Roma and Sinti people who were also targeted for complete annihilation to the thousands of Catholic Priests who were killed for speaking out, Forget Us Not strives to educate and give tribute to those who were killed for their religion, ethnicity, political views, sexual orientation and physical handicaps.

 

  • Fossegrim, Peggy Anderson-Deardorff 4m (Camas, WA, USA) The Scandinavian mythological waterfall spirit, uses his fiddle playing to lure a woman away from her children and take her to a place of enlightenment.

 

  • Furever, Amy Finkel 80m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) A documentary exploring the grief people experience over the loss of a pet. Examining the sociological evolution of pets in the U.S. today, particularly their position in a family unit, and how this evolution is affecting those in the veterinary profession and death care industry. Confronting contemporary trends, perspectives, and relevant cultural assumptions regarding attachment, religion, ritual, grief, and death, and studies the bonds that form between humans and animals, both psychological and physiological.

 

  • Ghost Fish of the Wimahi-The Primordial Salmon and Steelhead Runs of the Columbia River, David Saiget 5m (White Salmon, WA, USA) The salmon and steelhead of the Columbia River are relics of a past age but cannot survive into the next unless the impacts of human activities are curbed.

 

  • God Bless America Again, Paul Bounds 58m (Waldron, AR, USA) Inspired by: Ginger Houston, and her Album,’God Bless America Again.’ Interviews of singers, songwriters, bands, musicians, and everyday people.

 

  • God’s Favor, Ilay Ron 16m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) A coming-of-age story about a young boy discovering his sexual identity.
  • Grandpa and Me and a Helicopter to Heaven ‘Morfar och jag och helikoptern till himlen’, Johan Palmgren & Asa Blanck 15m (Stockholm & Nacka, Sweden) A grandson and his bedridden grandfather form a deep friendship on a final adventure.

 

  • Granny Baby, Eva Colmers 9m (Edmonton, Canada) Young Jack is excited to pick up his new baby sister and Mom from the hospital.when he bumps into an old, confused Granny in the waiting room.

 

  • Grasping the Bird’s Tail, Patricia Somers 12m (Ashland, OR, USA) T’ai Chi Ch’uan often looks perfect and unattainable. Herb’s T’ai Chi class is different.

 

  • Hard Day Knights, The, Alex Italics 7m (Tucson, AZ, USA) The angst-filled experience of a struggling Beatles tribute band.

 

  • Heart Over Body, Jared Corey 10m (Portland, OR, USA) Cerebral Palsy has challenged Zack’s life in all aspects, but has never stopped him from giving his all. A strong message of Will and Perseverance.

 

  • Heart Unhinged ‘Corazon Salvaje’, Andrew Keating 5m (New Yourk, NY, USA) Whistling’s of death and circles of muffled music make this adored body rise, swell and tremble like a ghost; scarlet and black wounds open in the magnificent flesh.

 

  • Hibakusha, Steve Nguyen 45m (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA, USA) Kaz Suyeishi, an atomic bomb survivor, revisits her past experiences during her early years in Hiroshima, Japan.

 

  • HomeMade ‘Tozeret Bait’, Lior Sagi  18m (Tel Aviv, Israel) A mother from a kibbutz convinced that her son, who was arrested on suspicion of rape of a minor, is innocent is commited to clearing his name.

 

  • I am Secretly an Important Man, Peter Sillen 88m (New York, NY, USA) Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein) was an integral part of the legendary Seattle rock scene of the late 80’s and early 90s, and in 1991 was dubbed the ‘Godfather of Grunge’ by the British magazine THE INDEPENDENT.

 

  • I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange, Horam Kim 93m (Ann Arbor, MI, USA) A lonely woman struggles to reconcile her romantic relationship with a man and the talking fruits, vegetables, and evil ham that occupy her house.

 

  • I’ll Be Your Mirror, Vita Weichen Hsu 2m (Valencia, CA, USA/Taiwan) An episode of the ‘in-translatability’ of our relations, and all that traces of our own: Paranoid insecurities.

 

  • Illusion ‘Иллюзия’, Alexander Podsky 24m (Moscow, Russian Federation) An ex-wife of a shabby-looking painter comes up to his unkempt house in pursuit of love.

 

  • Imbolc, Laura Graham 16m (United Kingdom) They say that people come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime and when you know which one it is, you’ll know what to do.
  • In The Pin We Trust, Mani Nasry 12m (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Sweethearts Jen and Ted are both on the run.
  • Intruder, The, Majid Alansari 18m (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) One location, two characters, and a spaceship.
  • Invisible Lighthouse, The, Thomas Dolby 29m (Woodbridge, United Kingdom) An adventure tracing family history and links it to a mysterious unsolved UFO incident.
  • Jean Olivier Hucleux, from the Work to the Artwork ‘Jean Olivier Hucleux, du travail à l’oeuvre’, Virgile Novarina 60m (Fresnay-le-Salmon, France) The first documentary entirely dedicated to this unique artist and painter of international renown, Jean Olivier Hucleux (born in 1923). Huclex is one of the pioneers of the hyper-realist movement which grew in Europe and in the United States from 1969. Since 1980 Hucleux has been producing ‘deprogramming’ drawings that he creates intuitively, without any plan, trying to get to a forgotten memory, hidden in the brain of all men.
  • Kathy’s Love ‘Kатина любовь’, Anna Troyanskaya 60m (Moscow, Russian Federation) Two lonely hearted women in pursuit of the love of the same man.

 

  • Killer App, Elizabeth Herrick 1m (Plantation, FL, USA) A young girl runs into some problems, when her father asks her to do some gardening.

 

  • King Tigermore in Strawberry Fields, Tunde Reid-Kapo 3m (Las Vegas, NV, USA) Eight-year-old Kimi, the boy who plays chess in his dreams, falls asleep during a chess match in Central Park, and imagines that the white king piece in his chess game has come to life.

 

  • King’s River, The, Matthew Pickett 14m (Blacksburg, VA, USA) On a sleepy river near Covington Virginia, anywhere you stand can and will be used against you.

 

  • Koreatown, Cory Dillon 6m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) A young man, lonely and ill at ease in his new urban surroundings, meets a beautiful girl locked outside of his apartment building. Hoping this is destiny introducing him to his soul mate, he pretends to be locked out as well.

 

  • Kosmopolites, Holga Martina Straubinger 120m (Indonesia/Austria/USA) Anto is a typical Indonesian child surviving the streets of Jakarta. Escaping the wrath of a shopkeeper after stealing a pastry, Anto runs directly into Rafi, setting off a chain of events which originated years earlier when Rafi was a young revolutionary intellectual.

 

  • Last Interview of Thomas Szasz, The, Philip Singer 50m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) Thomas Szasz, MD famously challenged modern psychiatry in his book ‘The Myth of Mental Illness,’ saying that the profession was largely pseudoscience. In this edited interview, recorded just two years before his death, he discusses the intellectual foundations of his theories, and why these theories are so threatening to the psychiatric establishment. In addition, he himself is challenged to back his controversial claims by some tough questions.

 

  • Last Paradise – Global Quest, Clive Neeson 90m (Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand) In an extraordinary wilderness a maverick bunch of children began experimenting with something that would change the world of adventure travel. In 45 years of stunning original footage we relive the lifetime journey of the renowned extreme sports pioneers.

 

  • Lights Out, Blake Gearhead 15m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Bennie ‘Brown Bat’ Phillips must train with his formal rival and battle drug addiction, night terrors, and a crumbling marriage to once again become the World Champion of Competitive Sleeping.
  • List, The ‘La Liste’, Catherine Breton 11m (Quebec, Canada) Rachel, is compelled to put Adrienne, her mother, in a senior center. But Adrienne has other plans and she’s making a list.

 

  • Little Buddies, Ray Chao 14m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Everybody needs a buddy.  A late night conversation with an uncle helps a young man come to grips with the death of his father.
  • Little Vedette, The ‘La Pequena Vedette’, Sheila Avellaneda 4m (Spain) The little vedette.

 

  • Look Up In The Sky, 2m Ashley Cozine (Tacoma, WA) A high school science class hiking trip must reunite seven years later to stop the end of the world.

 

  • Loss, The ‘Kayip’, Mete Sozer 14m (Los Angeles, CA, USA/Turkey) A man waits at a cafe for a lifetime, hoping the love of his life will walk in again.

 

  • Low, Ludivine Large-Bessette 15m (Paris, France) An embrace follows the dance.

 

  • Lucky Hog, Joseph N. Hill 8m (Vancouver, WA, USA) An ultimatum after an accident.

 

  • Lunch with Yoshi, Chaitanya Gopinah 5m (Bangkok, Thailand) Yoshi is blind but lives a life of grace, self-sufficiency and hope, helping sighted people and spreading a spirit of positivism and independence.

 

  • Madonna Murti, Sharon Syriac 54m (Flanagin Town, Trinidad and Tobago) Intriguing social and cultural activities accompany a black, beautiful and baffling statue of unknown origin in South Trinidad venerated by Roman Catholics as the Virgin Mary and worshipped by Hindus as a black Hindu Goddess.

 

  • Making >>>> Faces, Clay Bodvin 3m (Auckland, New Zealand) Evidence that memories are both actual and artificial at the same time.

 

  • Man Since Long Time, A, Mahmoud Yossry 17m (Cairo, Egypt) Sexual repression forced on the men of Eqypt.

 

  • Manfred and the Waiting Room, Joel Breitman 9m (Ontario, Canada) In a doctor’s waiting room a frantic Manfred is thrown into a truly bizarre power struggle with a mysterious sociopath.

 

  • McKenzie, Upinder Raisauda 5m (Hollywood, CA, USA) A survival guide to Hollywood.

 

  • merGER, Inc., Naga Kataru 6m (San Jose, CA) A taste of cultural mismatch between two companies through a new boss.

 

  • Midnight in the Land of the Sexsmith, Mikhail Bassilli 15m (Granada Hills, CA, USA) An adapted one act stage play, revolving around a Rock-star gone broke, and his sexually charged manipulating girlfriend.

 

  • Mistreatment, Andrew Handelsmann 11m (North Sydney, Australia) A respected physician, an elderly widow and a poisonous injection.

 

  • Moo: A Documentary, Lucas da Silva 8m (Kalamazoo, MI, USA) Is the nostalgic family farm a thing of the past? Maybe, but if so, no one has told the Westendorps.

 

  • Moonlight Surfer, The, John Osborne 5m (Edmonton, Canada) An animation with four abstract forms and minimal graphic elements synchronized to music.

 

  • Mouth Shut “Boca Fechada”, Elder Fraga 17m (Brazil) A wealthy woman accepts the invitation of a Chinese stranger and his wife.

 

  • My Friend Jodie, Tracy Toscano 10m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) A tribute to Jodie’s strength and a call for further research and awareness about Huntington’s disease, a debilitating and fatal genetic brain disease.
  • Naked Leading the Blind, The, Wim Vanacker 16m (Belgium) A dissection of the human condition on a hot summer’s day blurred by alcohol, late night television and smoldering spirituality; makes everything clear.

 

  • New Alchemist, The, Robert Uehlin, 6m (OR, USA) A successful Oregon entrepreneur who is reverse engineering oil, the currency of the energy economy, from discarded agricultural plastics.

 

  • Nostalgia, Dylan McGale & Aidan Walters 3m (Portland, OR, USA) The relationship between a young boy and his Super 8 camera over the course of his life.
  • November Lights ‘Novemberlichter’, Juergen Karasek 30m (Vienna, Austria) Nine year old Manuel’s family is too busy for him. One night he misses the last bus and an older stranger offers him to give him a ride; the beginning of a dangerous friendship.
  • Once Upon a Mime, Elizabeth Wyant 3m (Redmond, WA, USA) A solitary mime is satisfied with his white box world, until a mysterious object arrives and changes everything.

 

  • Oscar V, Jonathan Albert Murphy 14m (Londrina, Brazil) Oscar V discovers a way to view the web-cam on one of his customer’s laptop and the police get involved.
  • Our Urban Wilderness, Johnny Winningham 24m (WA, USA) A rewriting of American history telling the story of a true national icon, the North American shopping cart, from prehistory to present modern day.
  • Out of Print, Vivienne Roumani 55m (New York, NY, USA) The topsy-turvy world of words, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Highlight how this revolution is changing everything about the printed word and changing us.
  • Paced, Stephen Chen 5m (Toronto, ON, Canada) An experimental hybrid that explores the different dimensions of pace.
  • Painted Girl, The, Ben Kadie 9m (Bellevue, WA, USA) Megan, a closeted gay 15 year old, runs away from home using graffiti to help her mother understand who she is.
  • Palace, Rolando Vega 29m (Bridgewater, NJ, USA) A movie palace in a small town has the power to connect three generations of cinema-goers.
  • Paper, Ivan Kraljevic 23m (CA, USA) Mashka, a Russian girl in search of the American dream, escapes from her life in a Brooklyn massage parlor only to find herself alone in Venice Beach without money or passport.
  • Pasadena, Will Slocombe 85m (Venice, CA, USA) Thanksgiving get-together for the eccentric Turner clan, presided over by eminent scholar and patriarch, Poppy, turns into a train wreck when insane daughter Nina pays her first visit home after 15 years. A big messy family dramedy.
  • Passio, Andreas Feldfos Bragmann & Mette Mikkelson 3m (Aarhus, Denmark) An old man wakes up to morning sunshine and hope.
  • Path, The, Jeremy Camp 10m (NY, USA) Zech, a man who was diagnosed with Younger On Set Alzheimer’s sees his life slide by slide right before he dies.
  • Pauline, Etienne, Frederic Niolle 37m (Paris, France) When painter Pauline reveals a most intimate secret to a dear friend, a forbidden love upends everything.
  • Peace Awaits, Francine Dennis 5m (Kalama, WA, USA) A troubled parent finds peace of mind along the shores of the Columbia River set to the poem ‘The Peace of Wild Things’ by Wendell Berry.
  • Peer to Fear, Duke Jackson 7m (Van Nuys, CA, USA) It’s a war of words in the short film. On a company’s peer to peer recognition board a safe place to post a message has become a battle ground. Two employees will square off by insulting each other. Erasable markers are their weapons as they jab back and forth until someone frightens them away.
  • Permaculture Dance Project, Matthew Nelson 11m (Salem, OR, USA) Exploring the principles of sustainable design through the aesthetics of contemporary dance.
  • Pipelines, Maciej Pasynkiewicz 15m (CA, USA) An abused young man whose life is the result of being an outcast and misfit to society ends up working in a Pipe Factory.
  • Porcupine Hugs, Dan Slottje 17m (Ithaca, NY, USA) A hot-tempered son must choose whether to return to medical school, or stay home to care for his sick father.
  • Prime Time, Rolf Blume-Jensen 2m (Haderslev, Denmark) A mystic tale of time.
  • Private Revelations, Wojtek Skowron 4m (Berlin, Germany) Some things are private.
  • Projectionist, The, Alexanderson Bolano 9m (Oaxaca, Mexico) A young man, proposes marriage to the woman he loves trough a movie.
  • Puritans, The, Sean Robinson (Brooklyn, NY, USA) The controlling matriarch of a traditional all-American family, has no coping skills in the modern world, so she takes her family to another century and builds up a facade of how she wants to re-imagine her life.
  • Rachel Descending, Sam Kauffmann 18m (Brookline, MA, USA) An intense, emotionally charged story about a marriage breaking up over fertility problems.
  • Rainforest Waters of Cascadia, The, David Saiget 4m (White Salmon, WA, USA) Temperate rainforests capture, retain, and recycle water and represent one of the rarest habitats on Earth. But today, over half of temperate rainforests have been extirpated.These habitats need to be preserved to protect our freshwater sources and all the biological organisms that depend on them, including us.

 

  • Ramesh and the Quality of Life Project, Pankaja Brooke 19m (London, UK/India) Ramesh is a young man from a very poor family in southern India who uses his skills in Bio Chemistry and local knowledge to build eco toilets for villagers, improving hygiene and making compost for their fields, improving the quality of life.
  • Reality Is What It Is ‘Stvarnost je takva kakva je’, Slaven Zimbrek 76m (Zagreb, Croatia) A highly talented Croatian track athlete Danijela Grgic, a former world junior champion in the 400 meters, as she is preparing for the 2008 Olympics. The highly complex and controversial issues surrounding junior athletes and offers a subtle analysis of human nature and social values.
  • Rebel, Tarek Tohme 7m (CA, USA) In a whimsical world of adventure and fantasy, a young Moroccan teen yearns to move to America and become a rock star.
  • Reborning, Helen Hood Scheer & Yael Bridge 8m (Palo Alto, CA, USA) Jean likes to make something out of nothing.
  • Regret of the Doubt, The ‘O Pesar da Dúvida’, Rafael Nani 14m (Sao Paulo, Brazil) The trajectory of a man who dreams of paradise.
  • Resurgent Activist, The, Christian Hubshman 12m (Long Beach, CA, USA) Youth activism began in the U.S. in the mid-to late-nineteenth century when young activist initiated labor strikes in response to their working conditions, wages and hours. Often stereotyped and marginalized by the media, youth activists have often been at the forefront of progressive social movements, passing the torch for social justice from one generation to another.
  • Revenge of the Fly, Tony White 1m (Carnation, WA, USA) A King Kong-style fly climbs the Seattle Space Needle.
  • Rose, Mary and Time, Hardeep Giani 38m (London, UK) A life governed by Kismet.
  • Salt ‘Sal’, Diego Rougler 112m (Santiago de Chile, Chile) A film director obsessed with making a western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay.
  • Saturnalia, Gustavo Mercado 89m (East Elmhurst, NY, USA) A shocking true event. Edey, a homeless woman who managed to sneak in and live undetected in the house of a recently retired man after the sudden death of his wife.
  • Say It With Flowers, Auston Marek 19m (Brooklyn, NY, USA) Dr. Raymond Carter’s latest obsession is pushing him away from those around him and a little bit closer to the edge.
  • Scout, Philip Alvy 8m (Seal Beach, CA, USA) A young and independent Girl Scout must try and sell the most cookies in her troop to beat her main competitor and win the grand prize.
  • Sexicas, The ‘Las Sexicas’, Cesar Mari Soucase 20m (Spain) Amanda and Lola are two transsexuals in their thirties that have known each other for a long time and dream of representing Spain at the Eurovision Song Contest.

 

  • She and the Mirror ‘Ella y el espejo’, Hector Dominguez-Viguera 30m (Spain) A strange object that will change their life forever.

 

  • Shooting Star ‘Estrella fugaz’, Mercedes Peris Medina 1m (Valencia, Spain) If you see a shooting star, make a wish!

 

  • Softly over Sounding Waves, Misha Penton 4m (TX, USA) Selkie is composer Elliot Cole’s lush musical setting of fairytale poetry by soprano Misha Penton. A dreamscape of human fragility, longing and loss, written from a sailor’s wife to her love.
  • Solid Blue, Stefan Hajek & Jesus R. Valenzuela 8m (Seattle, WA, USA) The insightful story of the creation, endurance, and growth of the Seattle Police Pipes and Drums band, whose formation was inspired by the senseless killing of a fellow officer.
  • Son of the Sea, The ‘El Hijo Del Mar’, Roberto Aznar Almazan 25m (Zaragoza, Spain) A woman that, in order to save her son, will have to face her own fears.
  • Sonata, Jon Ander Tomas 15m (Spain) When a woman argues that marriage should not be arranged but based on true love, we ask the question, what is love.
  • Sonia’s Story ‘La Storia di Sonia’, Lorenzo Guarnieri 22m (Florence, Italy) Florence, Italy is marked by terrorism in the 70s, marked by generational conflict and utopian ideals.
  • Spaghetti for Two ‘Spaghetti für Zwei’, Matthias Rosenberger 19m (Miesbach, Germany) When losers win.
  • Stalled, Karen Lam 9m (Vancouver, BC, Canada) Alex Macey is on an emotional call to his soon to be ex-wife when he runs into a car jacker.
  • Stand-Up: A Documentary by Jennifer Darwin 45m (Glasgow, UK) A mockumentary about a filmmaker who goes to the Lion’s Den Comedy Club, an open-mic comedy club in Piccadilly Circus London, to find out about stand-up comedy and what being a comedian is like.
  • Stephania ‘Stefica’, Slaven Zimbrek 16m (Zagreb, Croatia) A life story about a blind woman and her strength to persevere.
  • Sticks Pipes Poles, Alexander Kipling 11m (Portland, OR, USA) Bucket drummer Thomas Brown, is either creating music on his plastic drums or constructing metal pipes at work, all for the love of music.
  • Stiletto, Kyle Thomas 25m (Chicago, IL, USA) A tale of vengeance, love, and decay breathes new life into a classic film noir.
  • Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, Part 8: TRUST Oregon, Kelly Matheson & Christi Cooper-Kuhn 9m (Brooklyn, NY/Bozeman, MT USA) Kelsey Juliana, a 16-year old artist and enthusiast takes us on a beautiful journey from the crest of the Cascades Mountains to Oregon’s rugged coastline showing us how our invaluable water resources, forests, oceans and coastal communities of the Pacific Northwest are already being impacted by our warming world.
  • Strange Kind of Love, A, Peter Varsics 14m (Budapest, Hungary) A blind girl has to get over her terrible past, in order to pursue her art as a painter and win the love of a young admirer.
  • Strong Enough to Fight, Bob Miller 35m (Birmingham, AL, USA) Kenya’s progressive youth culture is the Kibera Olympic Boxing Club, a hodgepodge group of adolescents from different tribes. The group’s ethnic diversity is remarkable given the violence they witnessed as youth. Together these boxers represent a nascent trend of cross-tribe brotherhood in a healing nation.
  • Suicide Lamprey, The Ballad of Simon ‘Suicidio Lamprea, la balada de Simon’, Guillermo Arias-Carbajal 18m (Spain) Simon could never have imagined that Death would be so difficult.

 

  • Swim Trunks, The, Gerald Gutschmidt 11m (Mill Valley, CA, USA/Germany) Mark is sent off to the pool to teach his younger, Samy, how to swim when he starts daydreaming.
  • Synchrony, Kacey Morrow 4m (Belingham, WA, USA/UK/Japan) Two tourists traveling alone and worlds apart, unknowingly hold an inescapable connection.
  • Talking Story, Marie-Rose Phan-Le 84m (Honaunau, HI, USA) A world of exotic places, sacred practices and practical applications in the art of healing from the beaches of Hawaii to the heights of the Himalayas. A series of intimate portraits of healers and spiritual leaders as both human and divine, a deeper connection between modernity and ancient traditions.
  • Target of Opportunity: The US Navy SEALs and the Murder of Jennifer Evans, J.D. Leete 90m (Richmond, VA, USA) On a balmy summer Virginia night in 1995, three extremely promising young people would get into a car: only two would escape alive, and their lives would be forever changed.
  • Temporal, Olivia Orozco 13m (NY, USA) A collaboration between a choreographer, filmmaker, composer and four dancers.
  • Thanks for Coming In, Kathy Fleig 9m (NY, USA) Robbie’s daughter Callie keeps everything in perspective for him when a career opportunity arises.
  • Thinking About, Valentina Sutti 7m (Italy) Emotions and reflections chase each other through childish drawings.
  • This Old Guitar, Stephen Lerner 14m (Lawrence, KS, USA) A poignant story of emigration and loss, showing us the power of music to forge connections, and to touch us in places where words alone can’t go.
  • Three in a Room ‘Tres en un Cuarto’, Federico Calabuig 5m (Spain) Three in a room.
  • Thursday’s Speaker, Gary Hebert 90m (Los Angeles, CA, USA) Rodrigo Orieta is confident, charismatic and the best speaker on the AA circuit. Unfortunately everything he says is a lie. He says he’s been sober for fifteen years but he’s lucky to go fifteen hours without a drink. This delicate balance is disrupted when an ex-girlfriend returns to town with a son in tow who may or not be his.
  • Time 2 Split, Fabrice Bracq 5m (Paris, France) Sometimes life is harder than it seems.
  • Toyland, Kurtis Hough 3m (Portland, OR, USA) A festive technicolor dreamland from the ocean floor.
  • Transmigration, Sheldon Schiffer 96m (Atlanta, GA, USA/Brazil) Curtis, an American looking for an escape to a foreign land, joins his estranged Brazilian biologist brother Francis on a spontaneous journey to find a rare jungle beetle in the Amazon, followed by a crazy chain of events.
  • Trapped ‘Atrapado’, by Rishi Daswani & Iván López 3m (Spain) He is trapped.
  • Tribewanted Sierra Leone, Jonathan Sarno 90m (New York, NY, USA) A star of a reality series travels to Sierra Leone in Western Africa, to visit an eco-tourist resort. A documentary feature of her experience and the culture clash between a woman from the Western world and a developing society.
  • Twice, Robert Fritz 92m (Newfane, VT, USA) A critical decision is born from independence and obligation when a mystery girl arrives in a small town in Brattleboro, Vermont and creates a new life for herself.
  • Twisted, Gavin Hopkins 13m (United Kingdom) When four guys awaken in an abandoned warehouse, a psychotic woman wants answers.
  • Tyme, Aspects of Home, Norm Bosworth 64m (Centerville, UT, USA) A musical treatise on the concept of home, family, and heritage.
  • Uncle Chuck: The Shanghailander, Bill Callahan 22m (Singapore) A documentary examining the life-style of Americans in Shanghai in the 1920s-30s. This imperial era is when the city was controlled by Europeans, Americans and Japanese, in part tracing one man’s global journey through the 20th century.
  • Us and Them, Vincent Castellini 3m (Grand Junction, CO, USA) There are only two types of people, ‘us’ and ‘them.’ What happens when you have to decide which side you’re on?
  • View from Here, The, Tucker Battrell 20m (West Union, OH, USA) An elderly man living alone after his wife takes ill is forced to confront his own regrets and mortality after a possibly fatal accident.
  • Wait for Me Barefoot ‘Esperame Descalza’, Galder Arriaga (Spain) David picks up the remains of a relationship. The stuff that Marta has left at his place helps his reconcile his memories.
  • Waiting on Millie, Jonathan Barr 19m (Portales, NM, USA) A poor but lovable waiter struggles through the most important dinner service of his life, trying to outwit a wealthy customer, a heartless maitre d’, and a prankster chef, in order to win his true love’s hand in marriage in this endearing tribute to the silent comedies of the 1920s.
  • Warm Earth Which I’ve Been Told, Kurtis Hough 19m  (Portland, OR, USA) A planetary eye on a passing day in the universe.
  • We Can’t Eat Gold, Joshua Tucker 45m (Alaska, USA) A documentary for tribal elders and youth to share their ways of life. Living off the land, Alaska Natives defend the world’s largest salmon runs against the impacts of the world’s largest gold mine. This year, President Obama and the EPA will rule on permitting Pebble Mine.
  • What’s Art Doing? PSA, Naga Kataru 1m (San Jose, CA, USA) A socio-fantasy questioning notions about art and artists.
  • What’s Happening In Our Forest?, Jamie Cundiff 5m (Aspen, CO, USA) Aspen Center for Environmental Studies’ animation addressing some of the issues affecting our forests on a national level and introduces a few promising practices that could be part of the solution.
  • When It’s Your Time, Carolyn Hodge 13m (Grapevine, TX, USA) A good ol’ boy’s life changes when a stranger enters.

 

  • When Suddenly the East Lies in the West ”Wenn der Osten plötzlich im Westen liegt”, Ki Bun 15m (Berlin, Germany) Finding that one of the most difficult tasks in life is to be anchored in the ‘here and now’ as people are torn between the longing look into the past and the fearful look into the future, from the deserted motor pool for the former eastern ministry in Berlin.

 

  • Where Have All the Mermaids Gone, Nathaniel Kramer 78m (New York, NY, USA) Set against the back drop of the 2009 recession, Looks at the tough choices Americans make to survive through the lens of the Montauk fishermen set in sharp contrast to their elegant neighbors in the Hamptons. Three shipmates: the captain, his first mate, and a young boy share a common love of fishing and the sea.
  • Worth, Patrick Mandeville 22m (Brooklyn, NY, USA)  A prisoner of mind becomes a prisoner of war and recollects the events that brought him there.

 

  • Worthless ‘Zibidi’, Nart Zeqiraj 12m (Pristina, Kosovo) Three friends hanging around in a cafe, make plans on where to go.
  • Wrong Shoes, Carlton Winston 9m (Vancouver, WA, USA) A patient in a hospital emergency room identifies the person who hired a killer by their shoes.
  • Young, Mira Chendler 5m (Duivendrecht, Netherlands) The obsession with everlasting youth viewed from an unexpected angle.
  • You Bring Something Back, Michelle Arbon 8m (United Kingdom) On her return from active duty in Afghanistan, Sarah begins to suffer the horrific symptoms of PTSD.

SCRIPT GUIDE

Title, Author (Origin) L=45 pages or more, M=15 to 45 pages, S=under 15 pages

 

  • Beer Pong, Matthew Basel & Zak Johnson (Los Angeles, CA, USA) L The greatest drinking game ever invented explored in this out of control college humor with a heart of gold. The life of the party is stuck in a cubicle when a corporate take over of his beloved, Northwest brewery propels him on a party thrill ride throughout a national beer pong tournament. Pining him against the spawn of the corporation willing to stop at nothing to destroy the brewery and its sacred lands.
  • Delivering Jane, Brenda Lowry & Kathy Loggie (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) L Jane, a single Catholic who teaches Just say no until marriage classes, harbors the burden of a past tragedy. When an emotional evening leads to a one-night stand, her carefully constructed image is blown. Jane has one last chance to furnish her empty life, but first, she must let go of her crippling past.
  • Diamond Express, Kyle Curry (Centennial, CO, USA) L In the wake of a bloodbath, a medical family folds its upscale Hollywood narco-empire and realizes the truth of clean living.
  • Disabled Parking, Alon Bar (Netanya, Israel) S When a young man decides to teach a rude person about parking in an incorrect spot, he discovers his own mistake and races against time to fix it before he’s caught.
  • Emma’s Gift, Brenda Lowry (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) M When a young woman becomes obsessed with discovering who is buried in a fresh plot at the local cemetery, she learns lessons far-removed from the grave.
  • Eternal Spring Fist, Erik Bernard L An outsider must learn a lost fighting art to destroy a gang leader’s violent stranglehold on Chinatown.
  • Fire Me, Michael Le Stat L Unhappy at work Sam submits his resignation letter only to find out it was lost, so he decides to just get himself fired.
  • Fowl Play, Brenda Lowry (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) S An introverted space station janitor, born with strikingly duck-like facial features, discovers that he is special after all.
  • Good Behavior, Richard Brockman (New York, NY, USA) L  The story of love gone wrong. One has just been released from a mental hospital the other has just been released from prison. They both return to the west Texas town where they were raised, where they met and here they are going to try and pull their lives together.
  • Job Offer, The, Massimiliano Mauceri (Florence, Italy) L When the president of a major company finds out his wife is having a relationship with the chief of staff he decides to hire an assassin.
  • Lookin’ Up, Marvin Japlan (Florence, Italy) L A mild-mannered man decides to murder his parasitic family in order to become a media celebrity. He hires and pays a hit man not once but twice, but nothing goes exactly as planned.
  • Luther’s Gang, Massimiliano Mauceri (Florence, Italy) L Six killers, seven missions and one man they must save.
  • Mass Exodus, Shaun Delliskave (Murray, UT) L Delasem, an intrepid group in Italy, saved over 20,000 lives during the Holocaust. Their courageous efforts were noted by impressively outwitting their enemy with narrow escapes and cunning plans. Valobra, its brilliant leader, recruits some of Italy’s boldest minds. Valobra and his men craft a network to sneak money in to pay for safe houses, bribe public officials, forge documents, and not get caught by Mussolini’s henchmen.
  • Million Shades of White, A, Alex Cassun (London, UK) L Enigmatic recluse Grady returns to his hometown only to discover the affluent community still in shock over the decade-old murder of his high school sweetheart. When the apartment he left behind becomes a crime scene, Grady struggles to stay one step ahead of a dutiful cop, a vengeful killer, and an overzealous journalist as he tries to clear his name.
  • Retirement Plan, The, Steven Prowse (Gibraltar, Spain) L With three months to go before a US Presidential election in which the incumbent is trailing significantly, a very high ranking government official is murdered. The FBI sets up a special team to investigate, along the way the team must contend with the White House and the opposing nominee.
  • Revenant, Austin Lee (Springville, IN, USA) L A group of college friends move into an old house and quickly realize that they are not alone. When they find out that moving is out of the question, their only hope is to fight back and try to rid the house of an evil doctors presence once and for all.
  • Robin of Lacienda County, Adam Whitaker (Springfield, MO, USA) L Robin and Johnna decide to rob from the rich and give to the poor.
  • Rumors Aside, Pete Dorogoff  (New York, NY, USA) L A high school principal grapples to hold onto her self-identity as she struggles with career demands; a philandering husband; her drug-dealing, dog-walking daughter; a fame-hungry son performing soft-core porn on the web; and all the while seeking solace and resolution from a salacious female sex therapist.
  • Secret in the Bayou, Erik Bernard & Lyndon Tait L A guilt-ridden, alcoholic detective battles occult forces to catch a cold blooded killer in a bayou town built on secrets.
  • She Was Left Alone, Bela Wolf (Huntington, NY, USA) M Touching on the preservation of the nomadic Khanty people and their heritage as reindeer herders in northern Siberia in spite of the ever-growing Russian pipelines. The true story of an American woman and her Siberian adoption experience.
  • Shift Work, Austin Lee (Springville, IN, USA) L Four factory supervisors take a weekend trip to Las Vegas. The losing bets start piling up, leaving a hole that they can’t possibly dig themselves out of. And mobsters foil their plans of escape.
  • Sole, Allee Pitaccio (San Francisco, CA, USA) L Imagination and dreams come to life when a teenage Gitana and an African hash dealer form an unlikely friendship amidst prejudice and cultural clashes in Andalusia.
  • Steen’s Folly, Jeffrey Gold (Salt Lake City, UT, USA) L True story of  an unemployed geologist, Charlie Steen in the 1950s, who with family in tow, searches all over the Colorado Plateau for the world’s most valuable mineral. Enduring poverty and ridicule, he forges ahead and helps create the largest mining boom since the Gold Rush.
  • Still Life of Cornelius, Stefano Jay Bozzo  L A billionaire art devotee must renounce a prolonged adolescence. While fighting a gold digger socialite, he will find true love.
  • Time and Space, Steven Prowse (Gibraltar, Spain) L The aliens are back after 65 million years to harvest Earth once again, and only, a policewoman who is a terrible shot, can save the human race. A loving spoof of Hollywood movies and cliches, with Aliens holding it all together.

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