Film Guide

International Features

CACHADA – THE OPPORTUNITY

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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FLOAT

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