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Day 1: Sept 8th
In Uberlandia, Brazil, Chico earns his living fixing ovens, in which he easily fits into thanks to his small size. Marginalized by a system that values him as a misfit, he begins to start resisting it.
Through swordplay and commands, our main figure, Emma, explores the structures and challenges of her past relationships. Ultimately, this leads her to the ones most important to her.
A group of strangers gather for a good time, and things don't quite go as expected.
When the singer of the rock band Fuzzysurf makes quick enemies with the singer of the doppelgänger band Roughturf, they attempt to settle their differences at a Battle of the Bands.
This film is about a family documenting their lives through 1992-2007 with a humane lens around alcoholism and the complications it brings with raising children and yourself.
Just a regular Thanksgiving!
When a young C.E.O. is found dead, a small-town Lieutenant finds himself caught in the middle as his two main suspects accuse each other of murder.
A solitary man is called out of retirement to help an old friend.
meyne hent (מײַנע הענט), translated from the Yiddish as my hands, is an adaption of the poem by Celia Dropkin. Using visual language, the filmmaker explores her intersecting identities of queerness, Jewishness, and womanhood.
The Phantom Limb was the very first film screened at the festival in 1994.
Featuring a Special Dance Presentation with
ro.ya.le tech.nique by Yaya Edmonds
A widowed hitman takes one last job but must decide between saving his corrupt brother or a helpless victim of human trafficking.
A pair of new parents try to get a little more than peace and quiet.
Joy and Eden meet by chance and fall in love quickly but soon realize their love may only be seasonal and that perhaps they met the wrong person at the right time.
Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) individuals, when asked about the topics of queer visibility, problematize the notion that visibility alone leads to any form of queer liberation and point towards what might instead.
Dad learns that the drunk driver who killed his little girl is out on bond. He learns from his Attorney that the young driver posted a small amount and the Judge allowed him to get out of jail.
In a post-nuclear wasteland, Warren Matson scours for supplies while her parents remain willfully ignorant of the outside world, leading to a darkly comedic clash of realities.
Kwame Nantambu has a barbershop conversation in Sanford, Florida, during the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
A short experimental afro futurist film about a young black woman's brief journey into space while trying to find herself.
A dance visual on Black men providing a space for Black women to be vulnerable and feel supported.
An interracial lesbian couple attempts to ease the racial tension between them and their parents using the power of straight talk and a little bit of Cannabis.
We'll have Q/A's featuring participating filmmakers of this year's festival discussing their work. That'll be up for free before and during festival weekend on our youtube channel.
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After tragedy causes a young girl's world to go song-less and blue, she soon finds herself trapped in a radio full of wonder and color.
Robot thinks he has a wonderful joke, so he keeps trying to tell it, but none of the other robots ever laugh. They tell him "robots don't tell jokes..." Will Robot give up on his awesome joke or will he find his tribe?
A simple dad out to lunch, before his last errand.
After an unconventional start to her college career, a young entrepreneur explores her purpose through the art of tattooing while also balancing school.
A documentary that features hard working volunteers and their work with-in, and for, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A young scientist couple experiments with time travel encountering unexpected results.
Zhao Mei slowly begins to question her role as a mother as she learns more about her young passenger.
Now We Wait is a social piece about gun violence and its ability to happen to anyone and anywhere.
Family traumas are hard to heal. Breaking free from a codependent parent is never easy, but to follow her dreams Birdie must do just that.
A strange man accidentally digs up a huge egg while he is in the process of burying a body. The egg hatches and the creature that came from inside has plans of it's own.
Two personal journeys intersect when a struggling young photographer is hired for a cheap last minute portrait gig. The unfolding photo session, while transient, leaves an indelible mark on both women.
You've stumbled upon a strange and wonderful world. You meet a very nice man. Everything is nice and safe - right?
A middle-aged husband and wife doing domestic chores together silently reflect upon each other and their marriage and decide whether to stay or leave.
During golden hour on the hottest day of summer, a friend group decides to host a backyard party. Infatuation sparks when someone catches the eye of another.
When a dedicated teacher's prized student mysteriously disappears, he is confronted with a pivotal challenge that compels him to reconcile with the boy's mother in a race against time to locate him.
During her freshman year in college a young Latina woman faces a crisis of faith and explores an alternate religion on Halloween.
A young man struggles with his sobriety while he and his wife host a holiday dinner with her dysfunctional family.
Three women go in for an interview. Is it for a job? A bank loan? Only one thing is for sure... This interview will change their lives.
"Amount Due" is a semi-autobiographical film about a mother, her terminally-declining health, the injustices of the U.S. healthcare system, and the suffering it brings upon the loved ones of the deceased
Moviebonics concerns a couple so enamored with cinema that they only speak in famous film quotations. Into their "world" enter two evangelists forbidden by religion to see movies, leading to a humorous language barrier, impossible to overcome.
George is a grouchy man who really appreciates his solitude. He doesn't want to talk on the phone, but he especially doesn't want any solicitors. However, his opinion might just change when Elijah and Abigail knock at his door.
The wife of a record producer gets a strange visitor after a tense meeting.
KAD (Korean Adoptee) is a "day in the life" coming of age story about Kate Davison, a Korean Adoptee.
A college art student takes a job at "BurgerSnap" hoping to pay off their tuition, but when aliens invade on their first day, they must use their creativity to save humanity. "Burger Snap: When Aliens Attack" is a sci-fi comedy that proves art school skills can come in handy in unexpected ways.
At the height of COVID-19, the erotic sculpture park on Modo Island is nearly empty, like the nearby Incheon Airport, which is South Korea’s largest.
The story of a little girl who is forced into marriage as a child by the family and the wrong tradition of society.
Official music video for Pawn Pawn's single "Machine in the Ghost" off of their sophomore album "Mourning." Written, Directed, and Animated by Casey T. Malone.
A woman has trouble processing her grief after the sudden death of her husband.
Tanya, a young Black woman living in NYC. After a harsh encounter with a drunken stranger, Tanya lands on the same street corner as Troy, whose kindness stands in sharp contrast to the unfriendly city.
Awards handed out at the close of the festival.
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