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Gender Issues – Shorts Block

Film block sponsored by UNSOLICTED Director: Meg CookRuntime: 1 minute A woman’s initial excitement at getting a message quickly turns sour. Based on the all too common experience of receiving an unsolicited ‘dick pic’. CRADLE OF SILENCE Director: Mostafa MehrabanRuntime: 10 minutes Rasoul has to deliver a cradle to his martyr friend’s widow. With Rasoul […]

Immigration & Refugees Block

Are You Volleyball?! Director: Mohammad Bakhshi Runtime: 15 minutes A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups. Elephantbird Director: Masoud Soheili Runtime: 15 minutes A mini-bus […]

State Theater Shorts

Midnight Carnival Director: Chung-Wei HuangRuntime: 19 minutes   Midnight Carnival tells the story of Andrea Lin, a confused Taiwanese girl in her late teens struggling to find her place in the world. In search of the adventure that is missing from her life, she takes a summer job in America working for a traveling carnival, […]

Latino Block

Outside Time (Afuera Del Tiempo) Director: Marco Velez Esquivia Runtime: 90 minutes A man returns to the past to stop his girlfriend from ending their relationship before he can propose to her but every time he comes back she breaks up with him giving him a different excuse. Now he has to change according to […]

Friday Night Shorts

Cycle Director: Christopher Romano Runtime: 14 minutes A single mother and recovering drug addict is given the chance to use heroin again, after being clean for 8 months. website | watch trailer | facebook Tubgate: Cunningham’s Scrap Director: Fraser Murdoch Runtime: 16 minutes Troopti and Benjy of Tubgate Council are each toiling with the case […]

Saturday Shorts

Fumero-Ism: The Grafstract Director: Keith Aronowitz Runtime: 16 minutes Fumero-Ism, The Grafstract, profiles the well known NYC street artist and muralist known as Fumero. The film examines his interest and growth in art from childhood to present, reveals his process, and what motivates him to keep putting out incredible work at a high rate, from […]

Social & Health Issues Block

Sacrificial Virgins Director: Andi Reiss Runtime: 30 minutes The Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) is a treatment in widespread use but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many health authorities are […]

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