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International Features

CACHADA – THE OPPORTUNITY

Film CACHADA – THE OPPORTUNITY Directed by Marlén Viñayo Five women from El Salvador break through the cycle of generational abuse in this poignant exploration of the…
US Features

CHANGING THE GAME

Film CHANGING THE GAME Directed by Michael Barnett Transgender high school athletes from across the country challenge the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
Short Films

CHARON

Film CHARON Directed by Cullen Parr Myron Dyal, a California artist with temporal lobe epilepsy, creates striking art inspired by seizure induced visions.
Short Films

CHASING MONSTERS

Film CHASING MONSTERS Directed by Krystle Wright, Toby Pike Australian photographer Nick Moir chases monster storms across the American Midwest, capturing their destructive power and undeniable beauty.
International Features

CHINA LOVE

Film CHINA LOVE Directed by Olivia Martin-McGuire Take a fantasy ride through contemporary China in this exploration of the billion-dollar pre-wedding photography industry.
US Features

CIRCUS OF BOOKS

Film CIRCUS OF BOOKS Directed by Rachel Mason Karen and Barry Mason are the typical American parents — with the exception of operating an infamous LA…
Short Films

CODE RUTH

Film CODE RUTH Directed by Caroline Voagen Nelson A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path and family during WWII.
Parties

“Dancing Queen” Party

Special Event “Dancing Queen” Party Dancing Queen Whittington Place 301 Whittington Ave. Hot Springs just got hotter! Step inside this historic church to...
Short Films

DANI

Film DANI Directed by Lizzy Hogenson Featuring intimate stop-motion animation, Dani provides an update on her breast cancer treatment in an emotionally fraught call…
Panels and Talks

DEMYSTIFYING FILM CRITICISM

Special Event DEMYSTIFYING FILM CRITICISM Frequently lumped together and dismissed in our social media age, film critics remain a vital part of the...
Short Films

DEPARTING GESTURE

Film DEPARTING GESTURE Directed by Brian Bolster, Jonathan Napolitano With ultimate compassion, one Mississippi funeral director cremates and buries those who were rejected by their family.
Short Films

DISTANCING

Film DISTANCING Directed by Miko Revereza An undocumented Filipino filmmaker decides to leave the U.S. for Manila, contemplating the family and identity that he…
International Features

DIVE RITUALS IN WATER

Film DIVE RITUALS IN WATER Directed by Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir, Elín Hansdóttir, Hanna Björk Valsdóttir A visionary swimming coach provokes outrage, engenders parental trust, and leads to miracles underwater in this cinematic and…
Southern Features

ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Film ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS Directed by Jenifer McShane Two San Antonio police officers challenge long-held police practices for dealing with the mentally ill.
Short Films

EVERYBODY SHUT UP

Film EVERYBODY SHUT UP Directed by George O'Reilly A look at how rapidly changing technologies are limiting human social interactions.
Short Films

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

Film EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SUDDEN BIRTH* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) Directed by Scott Calonico Go behind the scenes of the most farcical educational film ever made.
Short Films

FAST HORSE

Film FAST HORSE Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich Siksika horseman Allison Red Crow works to assemble a team worthy of competing at the famed Calgary Stampede…
Short Films

FAST TALK

Film FAST TALK Directed by Jobie Nam A whirlwind behind-the-scenes profile of the strange and surprising world of competitive fast-talking in the late 1980s.
Panels and Talks

FILMING IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS, POLITICS, AND MORE

Special Event FILMING IN HIGH RISK SITUATIONS, POLITICS, AND MORE Directors Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation) and Waad Al-Kateab (For Sama) join us for an intimate dialogue on the challenges of filming in volatile situations,...
Galas & Centerpieces, Southern Features

OPENING NIGHT GALA: FLANNERY

Film OPENING NIGHT GALA: FLANNERY Directed by Elizabeth Coffman, Mark Bosco Ground-breaking iconoclast and jewel of the American South, Flannery O’Connor is given a loving tribute in this biographical…
International Features

FLOAT

Film FLOAT Directed by Phil KIbbe An insider's look at the F1D World Championships for free flight model airplanes, whose balance is threatened when…