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Month: August 2021

Special Block: Mental Health

In the Balance Director: Kemuel Charles Runtime: 23:57 minutes Two US Marine Soldiers returning home from the Iraq war, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, must learn how to cope with their “new” everyday reality. Shawn is an ill-mannered alcoholic on the verge of exploding, while Chris seeks redemption within his psychiatrist, with the hopes […]

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima

The Vow of Hiroshima Director: Susan StricklerRuntime: 82 minutes THE VOW FROM HIROSHIMA is an intimate portrait of Setsuko Thurlow, a passionate, 85-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima. Her moving story is told through the lens of her growing friendship with a second generation survivor, Mitchie Takeuchi. Setsuko Thurlow devoted her entire life […]

Short Docs – Bundini, Amber’s Halfway Home

Bundini Director: Patrick Green Runtime: 21:55 minutes Drew “Bundini” Brown was the source of Muhammad Ali’s spirit who stood by the champ during his triumphs, trials and tribulations both inside and outside the ring. “Bundini” is the first ever documentary on Ali’s beloved trainer/Svengali that explores the extraordinary life of the man whom Ali said […]

Thriller Combo – Don’t Go Hiking, Night at the Eagle Inn

Don’t Go Hiking Director: DirectorRuntime: 4:56 minutes A young man encounters a mysterious stranger while hiking in the woods. website Night at the Eagle Inn Director: Erik BloomquistRuntime: 70 minutes Fraternal twins embark on a pilgrimage to a remote inn to investigate the last known whereabouts of their father who mysteriously disappeared the night they […]

Marionette Land

Marionette Land Director: Alexander Monelli Runtime: 84 minutes “Marionette Land” is an intimate portrait into the wonderful world of Robert Brock, a man who lives above his own magical marionette theatre with his mother, Mary Lou. Brock creates and performs classic marionette shows for families as well as grown-up shows where he straps on his […]


Simin Director: Morteza Atash Zamzam Runtime: 78 minutes Simin is a film about the cause of the drying up of the Zayandehrood (a river placed in Esfehan city in Iran) and its effects on the people life, especially farmers. The story is told in a metaphorical space and the mother character it is a symbol […]

Female Filmmaker Shorts

Female Filmmaker Shorts

Dust Director: Serena GiordanoRuntime: 6:24 minutes Rossella and Guglielmo’s older brother, Edoardo, passed away. Death brings the two siblings back together…maybe. World Cup Director: Maryam KhodabakhshRuntime: 17:42 minutes On the night of a couple’s migration, the child of their friend who has been entrusted to them gets lost, and then a secret is revealed … […]

Border South

Border South Director: Raúl O. Paz Pastrana Runtime: 83 minutes   To stem the immigration tide, Mexico and the US collaborate to crack down on migrants, forcing them into ever more dangerous territory. Every year hundreds of thousands of migrants make their way along the trail running from southern Mexico to the US border. Gustavo’s […]

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