NARRATIVE FEATURES

ABOVE THE CLOUDS

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SATURDAY 9/21 | 6:00PM-7:30PM

MCC - SHEARER HALL

RED CARPET EVENT 5:30


Director: Leon Chambers • Duration: 1:27:00

2018 • Country: United Kingdom


When headstrong Charlie discovers her parents have been keeping her biological father secret from her, she does what any 18-year old would do – recruits a rough sleeper to be her ‘responsible adult’ and sets off for Scotland on her provisional driving license to go and find him.

LAST CALL

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 12:45PM-2:05PM

MCC - ROTARY AUDITORIUM


Director: Gavin Michael Booth • Duration: 1:16:00

2019 • Country: Canada


Last Call follows a suicidal alcoholic on the anniversary of his son’s death. When he attempts to call a crisis hotline, a misdial connects him with a single mother working as the night janitor at a local community college. Shot in two true single takes, filmed simultaneously in two different parts of a city.

LOVE FLOWER

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 10:45AM-12:15PM

MCC - ROTARY AUDITORIUM


Director: Sahm McGlynn • Duration: 1:29:10

2019 • Country: United States


Joshua’s life is unraveling. His girlfriend has a wandering eye, his boss makes him stay late every day, he’s caught up in a holistic health scam and his old pal Bucky just showed up with bad news. But things aren’t always as they seem.

WE WERE ÍSLANDS

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SATURDAY 9/21 | 10:00AM-11:25AM

MCC - ROTARY AUDITORIUM


Director: Amrita Pradhan • Duration: 1:20:17

2017 • Country: United States


Reeta, a young stand-up comedian, feels the heat as she edges closer to the ominous age of 3-0 to fall in love, get married, and settle down. When she meets lonely funeral home employee Juliun, her happy ending finally feels imminent. A dramatic-comedy about trying to fix something that may have been broken all along.

WHAT WE DON'T SAY

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 6:15PM-7:45PM

MCC - SHEARER HALL

RED CARPET EVENT 5:45 PM


Director: Matt Ralston • Duration: 1:32:00

2019 • Country: Canada


Ben, an aspiring cartoonist, is closed off from a recent breakup. While lost in self doubt he meets vivacious and free spirited Juliette. They have an instant connection but she also has plans to move away soon yet still they decide to spend time together. As their love for each other grows, their time together dwindles and they have to face that love may not be enough for her to stay.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

CHAIRMAN JONES--AN IMPROBABLE LEADER

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SATURDAY 9/21 | 1:35PM-3:10PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


Director: Anna R. Jones • Duration: 1:00:24

2015 • Country: United States


A black farmer's fight for equal education in rural Northampton County, NC transforms him and his county in unimaginable ways. Disregarding racism and his lack of education, Jones emerges as a trailblazer during the tense 1969 school desegregation crisis and becomes NC's first black School Board Chairman.


VIEWING WITH:

BEATING THE ODDS

Directors: Jessica Young & Jason Young

Duration: 0:33:39 • 2019

Country: United States

FADING PORTRAITS

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SATURDAY 9/21 | 11:50AM-1:00PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


Director: Ali Shilandari • Duration: 0:55:09

2019 • Country: Islamic Republic of Iran 


A renowned documentarian and photographer, Maryam Zandi, is attempting to publish her photos of the 1979 Revolution and is faced with a dilemma: to omit several photos as demanded by the Government...or to maintain her persistence that historical events cannot be censored and having the voice of all artists in similar societies heard.


VIEWING WITH:

THE RETURN

Director: Amy Claire Nelson

Duration: 0:12:03 • 2018

Country: United States

GIFT

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SATURDAY 9/21 | 10:00AM-11:30AM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


Director: Robin McKenna • Duration: 1:29:00

2018 • Country: Canada


Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World, GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies, it’s a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.

RIGHT TO HARM

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 11:00AM-12:20PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


Directors: Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher • Duration: 1:16:30

2019 • Country: United States


An exposé on the public health impact of factory farming across the United States, told through the eyes of residents in five rural communities. When pushed to their limit, these disenfranchised citizens band together to demand justice from their legislators.

THE MONEY STONE

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 12:45PM-2:20PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


Director: Stuart Harmon • Duration: 1:32:17

2018 • Country: United States


The Money Stone is the coming-of-age story of two boys chasing their dreams among the gold mines of Ghana.

WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS

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FRIDAY 9/20 | 3:10-4:55

RED BUFFALO BREWING


Directors: Sean Bloomfield & Cimela Kidonakis • Duration: 1:43:00

2018 • Country: United States


Father Rene Robert was a "living saint" in the tight-knit community of St. Augustine, Florida. In April, 2016, Father Rene disappeared. It quickly became apparent, however, that he was not just missing, but someone had taken him against his will. A nationwide search ensued which resulted in a series of shocking revelations and Fr. Rene's own foretelling of his fate.

Short Film Sessions

#RELATIONSHIPS

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Romantic relationships portrayed across multiple narrative genres.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 1:30PM-2:55PM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


CAMILLA, KEEP YOUR WORD

0:15:14 | SHORT NARRATIVE

WAYS TO LOOK AT THE MOON

0:17:09 | SHORT NARRATIVE

YOU'RE STILL HERE

0:20:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

ONE MORE DAY

0:03:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

LOBSTERS

0:04:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE ESCAPE

0:09:03 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BREAK UP OUT LOUD

0:07:08 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE SWEATSHIRT

0:08:05 | SHORT NARRATIVE

ARTHOUSE CINEMA

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Visually stunning and thought-provoking narrative, documentary, and animated short films.

FRIDAY 9/20 | 11:15AM-12:30PM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


SLEEPLESS/REPEAT UNTIL DEATH

0:13:00 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

POLAROIDS: THE WAREHOUSE OF MEMORY

0:14:00 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

SO I DON'T FORGET

0:05:00 | ANIMATION

LISTEN TO ME SING

0:11:12 | ANIMATION

MONSTERS WALKING

0:01:05 | ANIMATION

OUROBOROS

0:08:01 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE MUSIC BOX

0:11:29 | ANIMATION

BAILAORA

0:15:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BEYOND THE HORIZON

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Three documentary shorts that go above and beyond (at times, literally).

SATURDAY 9/21 | 2:15PM-4:05PM

ROTARY AUDITORIUM


FLYING FUR

0:36:15 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

REMAINS

0:39:38 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

RUN OF THE PICTURE

0:31:34 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

KIDS SESSION

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{FREE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC}

Sweet stories and fun for the whole family!

Runtime 37 min / Begins approx. every 45 mins

SATURDAY 9/21 | 10:00AM-1:00PM 

IREDELL MUSEUMS


GOTCHA!

0:03:05 | ANIMATION

FOLDING FUR

0:03:34 | ANIMATION

THE UNDERGROUNDERS

0:04:16 | ANIMATION

IAN, A MOVING STORY

0:09:00 | ANIMATION

LITTLE THINKS

0:05:00 | ANIMATION

THE BIG L (best for kids 7+)

0:11:08 | SHORT NARRATIVE

LGBTQ+

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Individuals at various points in their journey through sexual and gender identity.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 10:00AM-11:20AM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


ISABELLA

0:13:02 | SHORT NARRATIVE

LUCKY

0:16:52 | SHORT NARRATIVE

WHISTLE DOWN WIND

0:14:36 | SHORT NARRATIVE

WILL I SAY SO

0:06:53 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE BOY AND THE BALLOON

0:20:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

MOTHERS/FATHERS/SONS/ DAUGHTERS

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Tough moments that define a parent-child relationship.

FRIDAY 9/20 | 1:10PM-2:25PM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


MOMENT

0:01:40 | SHORT NARRATIVE

MARIPOSA

0:06:37 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BABY

0:08:24 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

0:18:46 | SHORT NARRATIVE

FOR HOPE

0:19:56 | SHORT NARRATIVE

TAIPEI BIYORI

0:17:48 | SHORT NARRATIVE

OUR DARKER SELVES

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An undercurrent of darkness invades everyday life in these suspenseful short narratives.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 12:00PM-1:35PM

ROTARY AUDITORIUM


THE TRIP

0:08:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BOYS NIGHT

0:16:28 | SHORT NARRATIVE

BROADSIDE

0:13:16 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE HELPING HAND

0:10:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

SHE FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND

0:21:08 | SHORT NARRATIVE

THE TURNER EXHIBIT

0:24:48 | SHORT NARRATIVE

RECLAIM / DREAMS

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Documentary shorts about expressions of cultural, racial, and national identity.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 3:45PM-5:00PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


ASTRID, THE HUMAN

0:06:00 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

ATREVIDOS

0:11:34 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

WALK WITH PRIDE

0:06:18 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

RETURN: NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN RECLAIM FOODWAYS FOR HEALTH AND SPIRIT

0:28:00 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

DREAMS (special screening)

0:17:56 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

SATURDAY NIGHT CARTOONS

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Animated films for a grown-up audience.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 3:30PM-4:05PM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


FIERCE

0:02:20 | ANIMATION

PEST CONTROL

0:03:52 | ANIMATION

HIM!

0:07:46 | ANIMATION

SHOOT THE MOON

0:08:09 | ANIMATION

TODAY, TOMORROW, RIGHT NOW.

0:05:25 | ANIMATION

MADRID-ATOCHA

0:06:00 | ANIMATION

TWO BALLOONS

0:09:08 | ANIMATION

SIMPLY EXCEPTIONAL

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Documentary short subjects who inspire hope and overcome adversity.

FRIDAY 9/20 | 2:45PM-4:05PM

IREDELL ARTS COUNCIL


JOURNEY

0:03:23 | ANIMATION

GLOBAL DANCE HEROES - GLOBAL INSPIRATION!

0:05:45 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

FRASER SYNDROME & ME

0:19:43 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

THE PROMISE

0:10:26 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

HEBO

0:11:00 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

LIFE IN MY SHOE

0:28:19 | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

TRIGGERS + SPARKS

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Narrative subjects that need a trigger warning, but spark discussion.

SATURDAY 9/21 | 12:00PM-12:55PM

RED BUFFALO BREWING


LIBERTY

0:02:15 | SHORT NARRATIVE

LEFT TURN 2

0:08:03 | SHORT NARRATIVE

2ND CLASS

0:13:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

SHELTER

0:07:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

12 SECONDS OF GUNFIRE: THE TRUE STORY OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING

0:07:53 | ANIMATION

SILENCER

0:15:55 | SHORT NARRATIVE

YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

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Adventures, thoughts, and follies of youth.

FRIDAY 9/21 | 2:30PM-3:50PM

ROTARY AUDITORIUM


PRAYER

0:02:02 | SHORT NARRATIVE

CLEATS

0:10:31 | SHORT NARRATIVE

MY DEAR BALL

0:16:16 | SHORT NARRATIVE

SHOWTIME

0:15:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

SAMMY

0:14:00 | SHORT NARRATIVE

ALMA

0:19:09 | SHORT NARRATIVE

2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION | FILM INDEX

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ANIMATION

12 SECONDS OF GUNFIRE: THE TRUE STORY OF A SCHOOL SHOOTING (0:07:53)

Directors: Suzette Moyer & Seth Blanchard

United States • 2019

A recounting of what happened to two first graders in South Carolina when a 14-year old boy opened fire on their school playground at recess.


FIERCE (0:02:20)

Director: Imo Rolfe

United Kingdom • 2019

An unlikely pair of feathered dinosaurs, one who wears his feathers with pride, and one who refuses to accept that he has them.


FOLDING FUR (0:03:34)

Director: Keaton Sapp

United States • 2019

A small paper fox who loved playing with all the animals must change his outlook when a new kid arrives.


GOTCHA!  (0:03:05)

Director: Deborah Pinkney

United States • 2018

A toddler travels through numerous places looking for what was taken from her and comes face to face with the answers she seeks.


HIM! (0:07:46)

Director: Tien Nguyen

United States • 2019

A lonely, uninspiring young man in his mid-20s has little going for him, until one day, everything changes when his cartoon crush comes to life right in front of him.


IAN, A MOVING STORY (0:09:00)

Director: Abel Goldfarb

Argentina • 2019

Ian was born with cerebral palsy but faces discrimination and bullying from the other kids. Not giving up easily, he accomplishes something that will surprise everyone.


JOURNEY (0:03:23)

Director: Honor Kerley

United States • 2019

Journey, an adult with Down Syndrome, survives life-threatening health complications as a result of his syndrome.


LISTEN TO ME SING (0:11:12)

Director: Isabel Garrett

United Kingdom • 2019

A miserable hotel performer learns to express herself when she falls in love with a walrus.


LITTLE THINKS (0:05:00)

Director: Step C

China • 2019

We can see things differently when we see things from different angles.


MADRID-ATOCHA (0:06:00)

Director: Jorge Dayas

Spain • 2019

A commuter train departs at night from a lonely and dark station. Through the window several episodes take place over the landscape.


MONSTERS WALKING (0:01:05)

Director: Diego Porral Soldevilla

Spain • 2018

A short film about monsters that walk.


PEST CONTROL (0:03:52)

Director: Peter Muccioli

United States • 2019

A disgruntled pest control worker returns to his spaceship after a long day catching aliens. He tries to relax, but his plans are interrupted when an alien he captured escapes.


SHOOT THE MOON  (0:08:09)

Director: William Rowe

United States • 2019

Brothers Sam and Max can't agree on anything, but when Max's ambitions to fly to the moon in a cardboard box put them both in grave danger, it's up to older brother Sam to get them home safe.


SO I DON'T FORGET (0:05:00)

Director: Hannah Saidiner

United States • 2019

Reminiscing on and recreating memories from family photographs.


THE MUSIC BOX (0:11:29)

Director: Joe Chang

Canada • 2019

Set during the Chinese Cultural Revolution in 1967, Liang Liang and his family are taken by the Red Guards and he grabs the only thing he treasures which is a western style music box.


THE UNDERGROUNDERS (0:04:16)

Director: Casey White

United States • 2018

Two heroes must save an underground town, that they put in danger in the first place.


TODAY, TOMORROW, RIGHT NOW. (0:05:25)

Director: Carl D’Arpa

United States • 2019

A man goes into the desert to dig his own grave.


TWO BALLOONS (0:09:08)

Director: Mark C. Smith

United States • 2017

Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

CHAIRMAN JONES—AN IMPROBABLE LEADER (1:00:24)

Director: Anna R. Jones

United States • 2015

A black farmer’s fight for equal education in rural Northampton County, NC as the First Black School Board Chairman introduces a new era in education and has a marked effect on racial progress in the State.


FADING PORTRAITS (0:55:09)

Director: Ali Shilandari

Islamic Republic of Iran • 2019

An insight into the life of renowned documentarian and photographer, Maryam Zandi, and her struggle, strength, and persistence in having her voice – and the voice of all artists in similar societies – heard.


GIFT (1:29:00)

Director: Robin McKenna

Canada • 2018

An intimate exploration of real-life gift economies: a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we labor in service of our gifts, and a celebration of the imagination.


RIGHT TO HARM (1:16:30)

Directors: Matt Wechsler & Annie Speicher

United States • 2019

An expose on the public health impact of factory farming across the United States, and the banding together of disenfranchised citizens in five rural communities to demand justice from their legislators.


THE MONEY STONE (1:32:17)

Director: Stuart Harmon

United States • 2018

The coming-of-age story of two boys chasing their dreams among the gold mines of Ghana.


WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS (1:43:00)

Directors: Sean Bloomfield & Cimela Kidonakis

United States • 2018

A true crime documentary following the nationwide search for Father Rene Robert in St. Augustine, Florida, which resulted in a series of shocking revelations.

NARRATIVE FEATURES

ABOVE THE CLOUDS (1:27:00)

Director: Leon Chambers

United Kingdom • 2018

When headstrong Charlie discovers her parents have been keeping her biological father secret from her, she sets off for Scotland on her provisional driving license to go and find him.


LAST CALL (1:16:00)

Director: Gavin Michael Booth

Canada • 2019

A real-time feature presented in split screen showcasing both ends of a wrong number phone call that has the potential to save a life.


LOVE FLOWER (1:29:10)

Director: Sahm McGlynn

United States • 2019

Joshua’s life is unraveling due to the people in his life, his job, a health scam…but things aren’t always as they seem.


WE WERE ÍSLANDS (1:20:17)

Director: Amrita Pradhan

United States • 2017

With ever-mounting pressure to fall in love, get married and settle down by edging closer to age 30 and her conservative Indian family, Reeta finally meets someone and her happy ending finally feels imminent.


WHAT WE DON’T SAY (1:32:00)

Director: Matt Ralston

Canada • 2019

Ben and Juliette have an instant connection and as their love for each other grows, their time together dwindles, and they have to face that love may not be enough for Juliette to stay.

SHORT DOCUMENTARIES

ASTRID, THE HUMAN (0:06:00)

Director: Brittany Todd

United States • 2018

A young Dreamer with hopes of changing the narrative surrounding undocumented immigrants post-2016 election.


ATREVIDOS (0:11:34)

Director: Jorge Gomez

United States • 2019

A man invited one of the most notorious and controversial leaders in the 20th century, Fidel Castro, to one of the most afflicted urban areas in the country, The Bronx.


BEATING THE ODDS (0:33:39)

Directors: Jessica Young & Jason Young

United States • 2019

With the aid of Communities in Schools of Atlanta, two students from different backgrounds faced non-academic barriers that presented challenges in reaching their fullest potential.


FLYING FUR (0:36:15)

Directors: Alicia Wszelaki & Matthew Nothelfer

United States • 2018

Saving dogs and cats one flight at a time is the mission but changing the fate of these lovable creatures is no easy task.


FRASER SYNDROME & ME (0:19:43)

Director: Kyle Anne Grendys

United States • 2018

Kyle Anne Grendys, only the 75th person to be born with the rare, recessive gene disorder called Fraser Syndrome, sets out on a journey to find her community and finally meets others just like her.


GLOBAL DANCE HEROES – GLOBAL INSPIRATION! (0:05:45)

Director: Teresa Taylor

United States • 2018

Two individuals, who lead separate dance programs to heal, connect and inspire those with Down Syndrome, finally meet in Madrid, Spain.


HEBO (0:11:00)

Director: Kevin Wells

United States • 2019

Sam Ezell, a folk artist in Hillsborough, North Carolina, has a surprising artistic journey after experiencing a stroke in 2015 and the fear he would have to stop his passion of painting.


LIFE IN MY SHOE (0:28:19)

Director: Wimana Beatrice

Uganda • 2019

An aspiring journalist and Congolese refugee recounts her educational journey in the Kyangwali Refugee Settlement and invites us into her world to understand the challenges facing young female East African refugees.


POLAROIDS: THE WAREHOUSE OF MEMORY (0:14:00)

Director: Josu Venero

Spain • 2019

As Luis Buñuel said, 'Memory is constantly invaded by the imagination and dream world, and since there is a temptation to believe in the reality of the imaginary, we end up making truths of our lies.”


REMAINS (0:39:38)

Directors: Joe Day & Jose H. Rodriguez

United States • 2019

In the depths of a Vietnamese jungle, a team of archaeologists and U.S. service members search for the body of a U.S. soldier missing since the Vietnam War.


RETURN: NATIVE AMERICAN RECLAIM FOODWAYS FOR HEALTH AND SPIRIT (0:28:00)

Director: Karen Cantor

United States • 2018

When influential American Indian women seek well-being, members of their communities join them in reviving traditions and improving their health.


RUN OF THE PICTURE (0:31:34)

Director: Evan Kidd

United States • 2019

Hurdler Johnny Dutch prepares for the biggest race of his life and more than just his Olympic dream is at stake.


SLEEPLESS/REPEAT UNTIL DEATH (0:13:00)

Directors: Sil Van Der Woerd & Jorik Dozy
Mongolia • 2019

A Mongolian miner takes his sick daughter away from the heavily polluted city to see the shaman. Upon finding a new home with the reindeer herders in the forest, he learns that this world too, is changing.


THE PROMISE (0:10:26)

Director: Dina Rudick

United States • 2019

A cancer researcher happens to work on the experimental therapy that saves her own father from imminent death.


THE RETURN (0:12:03)

Director: Amy Claire Nelson

United States • 2018

This first-person, experimental travelogue takes place in two parallel worlds: on land to the shrines of the Prophet Muhammad’s family; and in the inner world of a pilgrim as she questions her spiritual progress and readiness for the visit.


WALK WITH PRIDE (0:06:18)

Director: Kaela Waldstein

United States • 2019

The Santa Fe Indian Market’s Haute Couture Fashion Show offers a contemporary view of evolving Native American and First Nation’s identities.


SPECIAL PRESENTATION

DREAMS (0:17:56)

Director: Sheldon Candis

United States • 2019

A short docuseries chronicling the untold stories of African American history through the narrative storyteller point of view of today’s youth. Produced by Charles Barkley.

SHORT NARRATIVES

2ND CLASS (0:13:00)

Director: Jimmy Olsson

Sweden • 2018

Charlotte, a second-grade teacher, is attacked and severely injured one night by a Nazi and, when she comes back to her students, discovers that one of them is the son of that Nazi.


ALMA (0:19:09)

Director: Grant Conversano

United States • 2018

Melodia, a middle school girl from Venezuela, is new to the North Carolina public school system and puts her energy into writing a novel which is her only outlet to make sense of the world around her.


BABY (0:08:24)

Director: Vincent D'Alessandro

United States • 2019

Baby, a distracted, seven-year-old girl in a cheaply stitched princess dress, and her Ma, a food court worker, one day are visited by an unwanted guest who changes the course of their tranquility.


BAILAORA (0:15:00)

Director: Rubin Stein

Spain • 2018

A war. A child. A dream.


BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE (0:18:46)

Director: Mads Koudal

Denmark • 2019

A woman's lifelong relationship with her disabled daughter is changed forever when she receives an unwanted letter.


BOYS NIGHT (0:16:28)

Director: James Price

United Kingdom • 2019

Late one night, long after bedtime, 12-year old Reece must brave the mean and marvelous streets of North Glasgow to bring his drunken father safely home.


BREAK UP OUT LOUD (0:07:08)

Director: Josue Ledesma

United States • 2019

Jenna is about to break up with her boyfriend, so says the narrator. Unfortunately for them, they can both hear the narrator.


BROADSIDE (0:13:16)

Director: Brittany Brock

United States • 2019

A family hunting trip is derailed after a fatal accident occurs. Two siblings must dispose of a dead body in the North Carolina wilderness before returning home to mother in this modern Southern Gothic.


CAMILLA, KEEP YOUR WORD (0:15:14)

Director: Holland Gallagher

United States • 2019

A Hurricane Katrina evacuation love story.


CLEATS (0:10:31)

Director: Abdullah Şahin

Turkey • 2018

Ilyas gives Emir his new cleats so they both can try out for the local football team. After Ilyas drops his own cleats into the river below, Emir surprises Ilyas and Ilyas’ friend Ahmet with what he’s done.


FOR HOPE (0:19:56)

Director: James P. Rees

United States • 2018

In the underbelly of Kentucky, a young disabled girl’s world of structured harmony is kept afloat by her older brother, but at what cost?


ISABELLA (0:13:02)

Director: Rohan Reddy

United Kingdom • 2018

Conservative Robyn is captivated by her outspoken, rebellious classmate Isabella at an all-girls school. When an unexpected bond forms between them, Robyn is forced to face her repressed sexuality.


LEFT TURN 2 (0:08:03)

Director: Chris Weatherly

United States • 2018

A film to generate constructive conversation around the issue of racial division and consider what actions people can take to build bridges.


LIBERTY (0:02:15)

Director: Mehran Mohammadi

Islamic Republic of Iran • 2018

A girl is walking in a traditional market between the heavy looks of people which resent her and she has no other option than fleeing away, until…


LOBSTERS (0:04:00)

Director: Matt Huntley

United Kingdom • 2018

Mark, a lonely man in a caravan park has found his soulmate, his neighbor Tanya. He drifts off into a fantasy about their future together. Everything would be perfect...if it wasn't for Dave.


LUCKY (0:16:52)

Director: Lydia Lane

United States • 2019

Lucky devises a plan to be able to afford taking her girlfriend to prom, while hiding the relationship from her longtime best friend.


MARIPOSA (0:06:37)

Director: Kristian Mercado Figueroa

United States • 2019

A poetic exploration on single motherhood through the words of contemporary poet Rachel Inez Marshall, exploring the emotional gaps between generations of Latinx Woman.


MOMENT (0:01:40)

Director: Amir Roini

Islamic Republic of Iran • 2017

A father after an accident must make a tough choice for family life.


MY DEAR BALL (0:16:16)

Director: Gaizka Urresti

Spain • 2018

In 1975, the day that Franco dies there is no school and the children play a football match. The ball belongs to the son of the notary and he sets the rules as he wants until he scores a penalty goal.


ONE MORE DAY (0:03:00)

Director: Manuel Simon

Spain • 2018

What would you do if you were told this is the last day in your life?


OUROBOROS (0:08:01)

Director: Emma Keehan

United States • 2016

One masked dancer threatens the cycle of pursued acceptance met by authoritative rejection when part of her facade falls away and she can truly see.


PRAYER (0:02:02)

Director: Clay Bloodworth

United States • 2019

A day in the life of a religious college girl.


SAMMY (0:14:00)

Director: Dana-Lee Mierowsky Bennet

Australia • 2017

In a war torn Australia where survivors seek refuge underneath the ground, 10-year-old Sammy struggles to build a hot air balloon so she and her little brother Max can find their parents.


SHE FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND (0:21:08)

Director: Aidan Weaver

United States • 2019

A woman seeking closure questions an old man about an unsolved mystery from her past.


SHELTER (0:07:00)

Director: Jo Hatcher

United States • 2019

Cristina, a young undocumented woman, and her 7 year old daughter walk into Texas to seek asylum. However, unbeknownst to them, the Trump Administration's Zero Tolerance Policy has just taken effect.


SHOWTIME (0:15:00)

Director: Shawn Antoine II

United States • 2018

Darius and Hakeem dance on New York City trains to earn honest money and escape the crime-riddled streets of Harlem, but Darius is faced with the decision to pursue a life-changing opportunity or help keep Hakeem out of trouble.


SILENCER (0:15:55)

Director: Ahmed Lucan

United States • 2018

The story of two mothers trying to reclaim their voices after a school shooting and the repercussions on the families of the victims and on the family of the shooter, leaving only the silence of tragedy behind.


TAIPEI BIYORI (0:17:48)

Director: Elen Ji

China • 2019

Shanghai girl Li Xiao-li, who got married in Taipei years ago, finally received a visit from her mother during her pregnancy and wanted to grasp this opportunity to persuade her mother to attend her delivery.


THE BIG L (0:11:08)

Director: Joey Moore

United States • 2019

Inspired by characters from her favorite comic books, a young girl becomes her own superhero in an effort to stand up to the bullies at her school.


THE BOY AND THE BALLOON (0:20:00)

Director: Kyle Glasow

United States • 2019

A socially awkward young man’s insecurities torment him when an unwanted visitor arrives at his boyfriend’s birthday party.


THE ESCAPE (0:09:03)

Director: Tash Ann

United States • 2019

Lori, a young woman, sleeps with her over-protective brother's roommate and must sneak out of their apartment before he discovers the secret affair.


THE HELPING HAND (0:10:00)

Director: Brenden Hubbard

United States • 2019

With a new baby at home, young parents adopt a hi-tech monitoring system. Will it be an answer to their woes, or have they invited a monster into their home?


THE SWEATSHIRT (0:08:05)

Director: Jonah Saesan

United States • 2019

Olivia and Sarah are hoping to make a routine stop to retrieve Sarah's favorite sweatshirt from her ex-boyfriend Jeff’s house but are forced to go head-to-head with him when he takes the sweatshirt hostage.


THE TRIP (0:08:00)

Director: Tomas Conterio

Spain • 2019

Willing to accept an invitation from Manu and his cool friends to a party, Lucas does what is necessary to feel integrated into that group and submits to an adventure that his body was not prepared to endure.


THE TURNER EXHIBIT (0:24:48)

Director: Mathew Gregory Bainbridge

United States • 2018

Growing resentment between brothers Anthony and Alex leads to tragic consequences as tensions caused by strained family bonds and social inequity boil over into jealousy, deception and betrayal.


WAYS TO LOOK AT THE MOON (0:17:09)

Director: Katherine Clark

United States • 2019

Sensing their relationship is drifting apart, an artist attempts to reconnect with an astronomer but gets lost in a universe of her own making.


WHISTLE DOWN WIND (0:14:36)

Directors: Andie Morgenlander & Julia Christgau

United States • 2018

Two young women, Alex and Janie, have been best friends since childhood but are now caught in a secret relationship which brings them to a crossroads, the boiling point of their complicated but beautiful relationship.


WILL I SAY SO (0:06:53)

Director: Jamie DiNicola

United States • 2019

Simply, a story of vulnerability.


YOU’RE STILL HERE (0:20:00)

Directors: Katayoun Parmar & Mohammad Roohbakhsh

Islamic Republic of Iran • 2018

The life of a young couple in the verge of man's blindness is collapsing and the only thing that will save them is their own common past.