Films are being screened:
Friday: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 10:15pm
SCHEDULE UPDATED 2018-02-10
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Doors Open|
|7:00pm – 7:15pm||Gotta Groove Records|
Directed by: Nick Cavalier
A short documentary film on the history and resurgence of vinyl records from the perspective of an artist focused pressing plant in Cleveland, Ohio named Gotta Groove Records. A hero story about grit, manufacturing and the pursuit of passion.
|7:15pm – 7:20pm||Q & A with Nick Cavalier|
|7:20pm – 7:36pm||Wish You Were Here|
Directed by: DC Evans & Andrew Numbers
Teleportation has replaced all other forms of travel in the U.S. For most everyone, it has been a welcome innovation. However, a rare condition limits Bennett’s ability to teleport.Feeling isolated and alone, he starts a long-distance relationship with the one who got away.
|7:36pm – 7:41pm||Q & A with DC Evans|
|7:41pm – 7:49pm||Maestro|
Directed by: Ryan Chester
A man’s attempt to impress his boss is thwarted by a mystical Maestro, who transforms a family dinner into a symphony of absurdity.
|7:49pm – 7:54pm||Q & A|
|7:54pm – 8:01pm||The Builder|
Directed by: David Kuznicki
A 91-year-old vet remembers the importance of family.
|8:01pm – 8:06pm||Q & A with David Kuznicki|
|8:06pm – 8:14pm||Cleave|
Directed by: Julie Simon
An artifact collector returns from a trip to find a mysterious package. Inside he finds a few relics and a mysterious message with a warning…a warning he disregards, which leads him to a nightmare…which may or may not be real.
|8:14pm – 8:19pm||Q & A with Julie Simon|
|8:19pm – 8:30pm||Capoeira: Play|
Directed by: Joddy Eric Matthews
Capoeira: Play is the second short documentary based on the life of Anthony Santo Domingo (Mentor & Instructor of the Live the Game program). The documentary speaks to Anthony’s relationship with one of his mentors and best friend, Mestre Trapo. We see just how much Mestre Trapo has influenced Anthony’s teachings and how through Capoeira they both continue to change their students’ lives for the better.
|8:30pm – 8:35pm||Q & A with Obadiah Baker|
|8:35pm – 8:46pm||The Sleeping|
Directed by: Carl Schlact
Writer and wife go away to a cabin and things don’t go as planned or do they?
|8:46pm – 8:51pm||Q & A with Carl Schlact|
|8:51pm – 8:55pm||All or Nothing|
Directed by: Eric McGuinn
It started as a dream, a red door drags her into a nightmare. Now weighed down by debt and responsibility, she’s let the nightmare invade her waking life. The ever looming “way out” haunts her every step as she fights to resist the darkness of self destruction.
|8:55pm – 9:00pm||Q & A with Eric McGuinn|
|9:00pm – 9:03pm||Mike Has a Date|
Directed by: Mick Jones
Mike prepares for a hot date.
|9:03pm – 9:12pm||Now Showing|
Directed by: Lauren Robinson
At a failing video store, a lonely clerk watches movies and daydreams about finding the love of his life when he meets a girl who he thinks just might be the one.
|9:12pm – 9:17pm||Q & A with Mike Wendt|
|9:17pm – 9:25pm||Sunset Fist 2: Fist Harder!|
Directed by: D.J. Clement
Our Hero Rock Hardabs has finally found peace after avenging is mentor Mark Porter Bus Driver until a unthinkable tragedy occurs sending Rock on another emotional adventure.
|9:25pm – 9:33pm||Grassman|
Directed by: D.J. Clement
3 researchers go into the woods to the mysterious Grassman.
|9:33pm – 9:38pm||Q & A with Cosmic Octopus|
|9:38pm – 9:51pm||Rekindled|
Directed by: Erin Brown Thomas
After a string of failed relationships, successful career woman Kate gets the chance via a magical Groupon to rekindle romance with the love of her life — her high school boyfriend. But as she soon discovers, the 40% discount is there for a reason…
|9:51pm – 9:56pm||Q & A with Erin Brown Thomas|
|9:56pm – 11:00pm||Local Filmmaker’s Networking/Social Night with music by Nate Jones|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Doors Open|
|12:00pm – 12:14pm||Able|
Directed by: John Ondo
Elliot (Louie Cowan) loves two things; music and the girl who just moved in next door, Dawn (Shelley Johnson). With the help of his long time friend Reggie (Ronald Jenkins), Elliot faces his lifelong fear as he plans to share his affection the girl next door.
|12:14pm – 12:19pm||Q & A with John Ondo|
|12:19pm – 12:32pm||Last Call Lenny|
Directed by: Jamie Thalman
Lenny Upton combines euthanasia with his used furniture business to provide suicide assistance to melancholy customers with a death wish. Armed with a briefcase full of weapons and an eye for antiques, he custom designs a personalized death experience for his one-time clients. All sales are final in this short film that takes a darkly comedic evaluation of the value of life and used furniture.
|12:32pm – 12:49pm||Emily|
Directed by: Wendy Dean
Emily is a short documentary about a young mother murdered in front of her twin six-month-old daughters by her estranged husband. Emily’s family and friends share Emily’s story of abuse, details about the night she was murdered and their life without Emily.
|12:49pm – 12:54pm||Q & A|
|12:54pm – 1:00pm||I Think My Roomate is a Serial Killer|
Directed by: D.J. Clement
Dave looks for evidence to explain his Roommate odd behavior.
|1:00pm – 1:05pm||Q & A with Cosmic Octopus|
|1:05pm – 1:08pm||Revolution|
Directed by: Branislav Tatalovic
Cleveland’s own teenage recording artist Peach Martine performs her original song titled “Revolution”.
|1:08pm – 1:13pm||Q & A with Branislav Tatalovic|
|1:13pm – 1:24pm||Sterling|
Directed by: Cornell Calhoun
A highly successful writer gives up his fame, fortune and family to live on the streets of Downtown Cleveland freeing himself from betrayal.
|1:24pm – 1:29pm||Q & A|
|1:29pm – 1:38pm||Stacks|
Directed by: Travis Diesling
College students working in their campus library encounter a series of mishaps that lead them to uncover a dirty secret about their classmates.
|1:38pm – 1:43pm||Q & A with Travis Diesling|
|1:43pm – 1:52pm||Inheritance|
Directed by: Bob Pease
When Missy is named executor of her late grandfather’s estate, disputes with her brother over the chest in the basement. Their greed releases a hellish spirit.
|1:52pm – 1:57pm||Q & A|
|1:57pm – 2:04pm||Stolen Property|
Directed by: Ryan Fields
Mac and D.J. Break into Barry’s home in search of money that belongs to them. What they don’t expect is for Barry to be home, waiting.
|2:04pm – 2:09pm||Q & A|
|2:09pm – 2:31pm||Merica Man|
Directed by: Scott Brosius
Three inept robbers are too lazy to profit on their criminal activity until one of them has the idea of being his favorite hero in the flesh.
|2:31pm – 2:36pm||Q & A with Scott Brosius|
|2:36pm – 2:46pm||Climax|
Directed by: Chloe Gebacz
When her roommate and his new hookup begin having crazy loud sex just one room over, Jen loses footing in the one thing that keeps her going in this world: masturbating. Forced into sexual frustration, Jen begins to lose her sanity and will try almost anything to get the off she desperately needs.
|2:46pm – 2:51pm||Q & A with Chloe Gebacz|
|2:51pm – 3:07pm||Dakota|
Directed by: Brian MacNeel
When Jace’s cousin, Dakota, visits for the weekend, Jace is more than a little annoyed. If his group of roughhousing friends discover that Dakota is transgender, the damage to Jace’s reputation would be irreparable. In the final moments of the film,Dakota’s transgender identity is finally revealed, and Jace is confronted with a decision: betray his cousin or stand up to his friends and lose face in this small community.
|3:07pm – 3:12pm||Q & A with Brian MacNeel|
|3:12pm – 3:18pm||Backpedals|
Directed by: Maria Alvarez
A young woman must accept that her parents are only human.
|3:18pm – 3:26pm||Karma|
Directed by: Nick Fiorella
What goes around comes around.
|3:26pm – 3:31pm||Q & A|
|3:31pm – 3:37pm||Girl, Alaska|
Directed by: Ashley Michel Hoban
|3:37pm – 3:41pm||Job|
Directed by: Gregory Elek
A mans world crumbles around him after an out of character night.
|3:41pm – 3:46pm||Q & A with Gregory Elek|
|3:46pm – 5:12pm||Cleveland State Films|
|5:12pm – 5:22pm||Q & A|
|5:22pm – 5:32pm||Little Piggy|
Directed by: Micheline Auger
|5:32pm – 5:37pm||Q & A with Thomas Rodinella and Micheline Auger|
|5:37pm – 5:43pm||Annihilation|
Directed by: Robbie Ward
Annihilation was hand drawn and animated by Robbie Ward who aimed to create a dual feeling of dread/anticipation and a calm acceptance of fate or destiny. The imagery strives to strike a balance between beauty and the grotesque.
|5:43pm – 5:46pm||Relief|
Directed by: Maxi Witrak
A Chaplin-esque look at a woman who goes to the bathroom for a little relief… and gets the opposite.
|5:46pm – 6:03pm||The Struggle is Real|
Directed by: Joseph A. Covas
This episode of The Struggle is Real is the story of three roommates (Kim, Emma, and Fran) with complicated relationships, including a brother with a mail-order “bride,” a landlord who stole their dog as hostage because of past due rent, and new jail “friends.”
|6:03pm – 6:08pm||Q & A with Meredith Jackson|
|6:08pm – 6:22pm||Bear with Me|
Directed by: Benjy Steinberg
Over the course of an afternoon, a precocious teenage girl must help her disowned older brother get forgiveness from their parents.
|6:22pm – 6:26pm||Close Encounters of the Literal Kind, Literally|
Directed by: Tobias Tobbell
In the midst of an abduction, two hipsters may have found love.
|6:26pm – 6:49pm||Empire on Main Street|
Directed by: James Congdon
A tireless entrepreneur jump-starts the transformation of a neglected vacation town, until her ambition pushes her to the brink.
|6:49pm – 6:52pm||Only Rain Without You|
Directed by: Jacob Leinbach
A beautiful young girl laments a lost love.
|6:52pm – 6:57pm||Q & A with Jacob Leinbach and Aubrey Shamel|
|6:57pm – 7:00pm||Our Pain|
Directed by: Sean McFerran
‘They never called you by your name, they called you by your number’.
|7:00pm – 7:13pm||Sound is Half the Picture|
Directed by: Dede Maitre
Sound is Half the Picture connects a human face to the hidden art of sound design and music for film. Through a humorous character study of Philadelphia-based composer John Avarese, this doc short visualizes the invisible techniques and central value of film sound– preserving its distinct residence within the filmmaking process.
|7:13pm – 7:18pm||Q & A with Dede Maitre|
|7:18pm – 7:26pm||Party Girl!|
Directed by: Corin Michalski
Thirty year old Bianca has life figured out. Work all day, party all night, and then retreat to your apartment where you don’t need to worry about people. Only today there’s a guy in her bed who can’t take a hint and her younger sister is knocking at her door.
|7:26pm – 7:31pm||Q & A with Corin Michalski|
|7:31pm – 7:35pm||The Man with a Plan|
Directed by: Gabe Schmidt
A bank robber with a master plan faces a wannabe superhero.
|7:35pm – 7:40pm||Q & A with Gabe Schmidt|
|7:40pm – 7:52pm||Luminous|
Directed by: Gabe Simon
An assassin attempts to come to terms with his traumatic past before facing certain doom.
|7:52pm – 7:57pm||Q & A with Gabe Simon|
|7:57pm – 8:01pm||Easy, a 3 Minute Love Story|
Directed by: Robert Guthrie
Two high school guys are in love. One’s Christian, one’s Jewish. A father disapproves, the other’s parents are thrilled. Who cares that it’s not perfect? They got this.
|8:01pm – 8:07pm||Unscathed|
Directed by: Joseph Pfister
A music video for Sophia Pfister.
|8:07pm – 8:09pm||Possession|
Directed by: Todd Redenius
Pam feels an evil presence in her living room. Things turn into a nightmare, she sees unimaginable terrors and struggles to stay alive.
|8:09pm – 8:13pm||Molassess & Lemon|
Directed by: Robert Sickels
As Molasses & Lemon vividly reveals, the ways people talk about their experiences with love and heartbreak are often eerily and intimately related. Could it be that we simply can’t have one without the other? Love. Heartbreak. Does it even matter?
|8:13pm – 8:21pm||Lovebug|
Directed by: Mitch Apley
A woman who feels non-plussed with her marriage tries to spice up her love life in a potentially controversial way when a pest control specialist shows up at her front door.
|8:21pm – 8:26pm||Q & A with Mitch Apley|
|8:26pm – 8:41pm||Norman Pinski Come Home|
Directed by: Aaron Rudelson
When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber’s son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself … if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.
|8:41pm – 8:58pm||Checkmate|
Directed by: David Meyer
We don’t fear the dark, we fear what’s in it. Checkmate invites you on a slow burn descent into our most primal fears. How will you survive? It’s your move.
|8:58pm – 9:03pm||Q & A with David Meyer|
|9:03pm – 9:15pm||Human Kaleidoscope|
Directed by: Thomas Espy and Huiying Wang
Stephanie struggles with body image, mood, and eating disorders. Human Kaleidoscope captures her journey as she meets with professional bodypainter Cheryl Ann Lipstreu and considers experiencing something she would have never thought possible.
|9:15pm – 9:20pm||Q & A with Thomas Espy|
|9:20pm – 9:38pm||The Dundee Project|
Directed by: Mark Borchardt
In his long-awaited follow-up to 1997’s ‘Coven,’ filmmaker Mark Borchardt steps behind the camera again with ‘The Dundee Project,’ a documentary chronicling a small town UFO festival in Wisconsin. Featuring interviews with eccentric locals, including ‘UFO Bob,’ the film explores the annual ritual, which is equal parts sky watching and heavy drinking, and leaves Borchardt pondering whether any of it really happened at all.
|9:38pm – 9:40pm||Muscle Memory|
Directed by: Flo Giles
A short film about family, memory and cutlery.
|9:40pm – 10:09pm||Loss and Found|
Directed by: Jon Mancinetti
A young man is devastated after losing his best friend, his dog Russell. Eventually he finds purpose in his life through saving the lives of more rescue dogs. “Loss and Found” is a heartfelt comedy based on a true story that addresses issues surrounding shelter animals.
|10:09pm – 10:14pm||Q & A with Jon Mancinetti|
|10:14pm – 10:30pm||Awards|
|10:30pm – 11:30pm||Filmmaker’s Networking/Social Night with music by Nate Jones|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Doors Open|
|12:00pm – 12:28pm||Sisterly|
Directed by: Nina Vallado
Nina and Lisa are two sisters destined to be the best of friends, but with a diagnosis autism at the age of 2, Lisa’s voice disappears. Without communication, Nina and Lisa set out to find connection and sisterhood.
|12:28pm – 12:38pm||The United Guys Network|
Directed by: Tabatha Golat
Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighbourhood look bad. Time for The United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a ‘real’ husband.
|12:38pm – 1:03pm||Walking Supply|
Directed by: Derek Barnes
After escaping a soviet labour camp, three men struggle to survive in the barren landscapes of Siberia. The harrowing trek soon becomes a living nightmare for Yuri (James McDougall) when he discovers that his fellow escapees Oleg (Douglas Nyback) and Alexei (Jamie Maczko) plan to murder him for food. Inspired by true events ‘Walking Supply’ chronicles the dark journey of three men as they are pushed to their absolute limits. How far would you go to get home?
|1:03pm – 1:08pm||Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing|
Directed by: Nadia Mike
Ukaliq and Kalla Go Fishing is a story of two unlikely friends–a lemming and an Arctic hare–that decide to spend the day together ice fishing.
|1:08pm – 1:13pm||Dance into the Party|
Directed by: Wayne Isham
The “Dance into the Party” music video, directed by Wayne Isham, opens with Ari and her dancers [in black] rehearsing in a studio space. On the opposite side of the building, a rival group [in red] rehearses. The main dancer of the rival group enters Ari’s studio space and challenges her abilities in a dance-off.
|1:13pm – 1:25pm||ABC|
Directed by: Madli Laane
After suffering through years of the Liberian civil war, 17 year old Vele hopes to brighten her future by attending school alongside her daughter and finally learning to read and write.
|1:25pm – 1:29pm||After the End|
Directed by: Jonathan Reyes
A husband decides how he’ll remember his wife after she dies.
|1:29pm – 1:34pm||Q & A with Jonathan Reyes|
|1:34pm – 1:56pm||How You Are to Me|
Directed by: Aemilia Scott
HOW YOU ARE TO ME is the story of a single day in the life of John, a man living with Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife and caretaker Margaret.
|1:56pm – 2:01pm||Q & A with Evan Zeisel and Amelia Scott|
|2:01pm – 2:14pm||Three|
Directed by: Jordan Miller
Peter Graham finds himself in a conversation with a demon who promises to fulfill his deepest desires. Now he must battle with his own conscience to decide how far is too far, and what price is too great.
|2:14pm – 2:24pm||Watch Night|
Directed by: Mike Madigan
Two sisters hole up together in a familiar place, with differing opinions on what exactly is going to happen next- to them and everyone else.
|2:24pm – 2:29pm||Q & A with Mike Madigan and Mandy Looney|
|2:29pm – 2:50pm||The Happiness Machine|
Directed by: Rebecca Blumhagen
Carl grew up a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa, which he now calls The Promised Land. A philosopher, inventor, and farmer, he shares with us the deeply intricate workings of his projects, (including a full span bridge he built with his hands), how they are connected to the land which was given to him as a promise, and what he hopes to pass on to his children as the gift of place.
|2:50pm – 3:06pm||Sisak|
Directed by: Faraz Arif Ansari
Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, it details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys between two men. A return to the unspoken, unsaid and universal expressions of love, on the path of subtlety and humanity, Sisak is the result of the belief that if love knows no bounds, it need not be bound with words, either.
|3:06pm – 3:30pm||Nobody Dies Here|
Directed by: Simon Panay
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
|3:30pm – 3:43pm||Like Father|
Directed by: Jason Stuart
The film “Like Father” revolves around a Jewish New Yorker, who is a bedridden patriarch dying of lung cancer (Jason Stuart). His gay African American son (Nic Few) wants him to admit he was a bad father. Instead, Lenny confesses (for the very first time to another human being), that despite his long-lasting marriage and faithfulness to Jake’s mother (Denise Dowse), he’s always been attracted to men but never acted on it.
|3:43pm – 3:54pm||I Have to Kill My Professor|
Directed by: Jonathan Pickett
The escalating pressure of a difficult college course launches Adam into an anxiety-fueled plot to kill his professor.
|3:54pm – 4:11pm||In a Dream|
Directed by: Edina Kishonthy
“In a Dream” is a short romantic comedy about a young woman’s desperate quest to find a mysterious Mr. Right who keeps visiting her in her dreams at night, but seems to constantly elude her in real life.
|4:11pm – 4:26pm||Not Yet…|
Directed by: Arian Vazirdaftari
When will it happen?
|4:26pm – 4:49pm||Birthday Night|
Directed by: Omid Shams
What could go wrong?
|4:49pm – 4:56pm||Blows with the Wind|
Directed by: Hazhir As’adi
A scarecrow faces some windy challenges.
|4:56pm – 5:19pm||The Courtesy of Angels|
Directed by: Valérie Theodore
Louise, a young care assistant, performs an internship in a retirement home, final step before the hiring that she hopes for. Her unexpected encounter with an old amnesic man, Mr Vadim, leads the young woman to face a decisive choice. Her future is about to tip over.
|5:19pm – 5:31pm||A Journey in Search of Abul Arabi|
Directed by: Akram el Bezzawy
Abu el araby, a mythical character engraved in the Egyptian culture known for his glorious achievement and super powers. Port said the city that witnesses the glory of the national super hero who is compared to the likes of 007 and superman, is where our journey begun. We have embarked on this journey in search for answers from locals of the coastal city on his existence.
|5:31pm – 5:35pm||The Last Embrace|
Directed by: Saman Hosseinpuor
The little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones.
|5:35pm – 5:39pm||In God’s Possession|
Directed by: Priscilla Gonzaelz Sainz
St. Anthony of Padua Church in the Mission District of San Francisco has one of the largest groups of Third Order Franciscans, lay people who devote a part of their lives to religious works. So, it was an especially big blow to this community when their Holy Relic, a cross containing a piece of bone from the body of Saint Anthony of Padua himself, and three chalices were stolen in September of 2015. The thief broke a chain to enter the church through the back and broke into two locked closets before opening cabinet that housed the items. Although there were other items of value in the vicinity, no other items were stolen, leading clergy and the community to believe that the thief acted with intent. Some even speculate it was an inside job. While the thief may gain the estimated value of $30,000 for the chalices, for the parishioners, the relic is priceless. As Saint Anthony is the patron saint of lost things, parishioners struggle to accept its absence.
|5:39pm – 6:06pm||Pieces of String: A brief history of the artist Robert Winokur|
Directed by: Michael Winokur
Documentary short about fine artist Robert Winokur
|6:06pm – 6:25pm||What Remains of You|
Directed by: Kevin Dresse
Michel and Sophie are two lovers. They don’t dare to think about the future yet until fate gets on their way. How to finish what had just started?
|6:25pm – 6:31pm||Love, Steve|
Directed by: Alex Roberts
Love Steve is a thought-provoking short film that follows a young man trying to reconnect with his father after breaking it to him the controversial nature of his sexuality.
|6:31pm – 6:40pm||To Do List|
Directed by: Ryan Austin
She has a long list of things to get done. He has a long story to tell. Her list just got longer.
|6:40pm – 6:45pm||Q & A with Ryan Austin|
|6:45pm – 6:55pm||My First Time|
Directed by: Asaf Livni
There will be blood…
|6:55pm – 7:23pm||Skuggi (Shadow)|
Directed by: Richard Lavoie
On the waves of the North Atlantic, close to 900 passionate people full of expectations sail to the Faroe Islands, their desolate landscapes and their uncertain sky, to meet a rare and spectacular event: a total eclipse of the Sun .
|7:23pm – 7:28pm||Q & A with Richard Lavoie|
|7:28pm – 7:53pm||Born, Bone, Boon|
Directed by: Gori
A dysfunctional family reunites for the traditional “bone washing ceremony” on Aguni Island. The family face themselves and are able to begin the healing process.
|7:53pm – 8:10pm||Siren|
Directed by: Nobuyuki Miyake
With sirens blaring outside, Abbas breaks into the room of an old Japanese man named Toyoshige. He lifts Toyoshige onto his back & carries him out the door. As they descend the stairs the last few days of bias & misjudgment become clear.
|8:10pm – 8:28pm||A Human Being is Good|
Directed by: Shintaro Hihara
Zombies(?) who are living “normally” in society. They look like zombies but they don’t attack humans. In fact, day to day, there’s a strange acceptance between the zombies & humans. Now a zombie has made a friend! A girlfriend! Even a family!
|8:28pm – 8:40pm||The Future Looked Bright|
Directed by: Adrien Lacoste
A young couple hires lawyers to make a relationship contract for their future life together.
|8:40pm – 8:48pm||Cobblers Hands in Asakusa|
Directed by: Daisuke Ishihara
JuCo’s shoes are bright & pop. These shoes are made by the worn hands of cobblers in Asakusa. We wanted to depict the warmness & personal care of handmade craftwork in the rapid manufacturing metropolis that is Tokyo with the hope that tradition & craftsmanship will continue to flourish here.
|8:48pm – 8:52pm||Our Wonderful Nature – The Common Chameleon|
Directed by: Tomer Eshed
The feeding habits of the common chameleon as never seen before.
|8:52pm – 9:04pm||Riski|
Directed by: Otto Reuschel
Along with dozens of other young Moroccan boys between 8 and 18 years old, Mohammed lives on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the port of Melilla, a Spanish autonomous town on the east coast of North Africa. Mohammed lives in the hope of one day stowing away aboard a freighter headed for Europe.
|9:04pm – 9:16pm||The Sad Monk|
Directed by: Diana Frankovic
In Western culture, when we find ourselves in crisis, it’s natural to question our existence and the meaning of life. We are suffering; we want to change. Eastern philosophies, yoga and meditation are keys to happiness, or so preach the countless Western adherents of these far Eastern practices. Buddhism is one path to enlightenment. Following this path to Nepal we meet the young Tibetan Buddhist monk, Tenzin, representative of a new generation, who is grappling with recognizable questions of modern life. The insights we garner from observing Tenzin unveil universal human flaw: the obsessive pursuit of happiness. The Sad Monk takes a look underneath the surface of a distinct and ideal environment; the holistic upbringing and rhythm of life in the monasteries of Nepal. We have something to learn from his story.
|9:16pm – 9:26pm||The Last Drop|
Directed by: Sascha Zimmermann
Once a week, a group of strangers meet to talk about their addiction. An addiction so great that it compels total strangers to sit in a room to talk and begrudgingly support each other. Their good efforts to stay on the ‘straight and narrow’ path are challenged when Dennis accidently joins their group. All of them have to ask themselves a question, do they have their addiction under control?
|9:26pm – 9:36pm||Shot|
Directed by: Aemilia Scott
SHOT is an experimental film that tries to make formal sense out of senseless violence. Footage was found from every police shooting over the last two years for which there is available video. Each piece of footage is taken unedited, and aligned to the moment of the first gunshot. The lm is a moving composite, modeled after the composite photographs used by criminologists in the 19th century to try to understand the archetypical thief, rapist, and murderer. The end result is an uncanny wave of terror, violence, and outrage.
|9:36pm – 9:42pm||Behemoth|
Directed by: Zapp Galura
When the humans leave the house, the robots awake and do their daily chores – until they fall in love. In the music video to the song Behemoth by Viennese Band ZAPP GALURA a lonely vacuuming robot comes across his crush, the lawnmower robot.
|9:42pm – 9:50pm||Backstory|
Directed by: Joschka Laukeninks
As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.
|9:50pm – 10:04pm||I.O.C.|
Directed by: Gerardo Soto
An imtimate portrait of a teenage boy the morning of his high school shooting.
|10:04pm – 10:10pm||Remue-Menninges|
Directed by: Christophe Clin
What happens in our heads when we are about to meet someone on the street?