Genre

Culture

Southern Features

17 BLOCKS

Film

17 BLOCKS

Directed by Davy Rothbart
The Sanfords struggle with addiction, poverty, and gun violence when an unexpected tragedy leads to a journey of…

ARTIKO

Film

ARTIKO

Directed by Jesus Mari Lazkano, Josu Venero
Renowned Spanish Basque painter Jesus Mari Lazkano journeys to the Svalbard archipelago, near the Arctic Circle, to find…
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…
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

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…
International Features

HOPE FROZEN

Film

HOPE FROZEN

Directed by Pailin Wedel
A family cryopreserves their two-year-old daughter following her death from cancer; are they deluded or prescient in their…
Southern Features

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
A young filmmaker returns to her mother’s dazzling artistic haven to explore three generations of their Iraqi family…
International Features

KIFARU

Film

KIFARU

Directed by David Hambridge
An intimate look at the extinction of the northern white rhino through the eyes of the two Kenyan…
International Features

LOS REYES

Film

LOS REYES

Directed by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff
Two stray dogs, Football and Chola, are captured over a period of two years as they make their…
International Features

LOVE CHILD

Film

LOVE CHILD

Directed by Eva Mulvad
A poignant portrait of forbidden lovers, desperate to start a new life with their secret child, find themselves…
International Features

MEETING GORBACHEV

Film

MEETING GORBACHEV

Directed by André Singer, Werner Herzog
The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union, is carefully explored in…
International Features

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Film

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Directed by Luke Lorentzen
The Ochoa family operate an independent for-profit emergency ambulance within Mexico’s shockingly underserved healthcare system.
International Features

MOTHER

Film

MOTHER

Directed by Kristof Bilsen
A deft exploration of what it means to be a mother through a caregiver who cares for other…
International Features

MR. JIMMY

Film

MR. JIMMY

Directed by Peter Michael Dowd
Rock out to the music of the mercurial Japanese Jimmy Page impersonator and superfan who moves to California…
US Features

NOTHING FANCY: DIANA KENNEDY

Film

NOTHING FANCY: DIANA KENNEDY

Directed by Elizabeth Carroll
Diane Kennedy is a legendary chef and author, whose razor sharp intellect, and cutting wit are beautifully captured…
Galas & Centerpieces, International Features

CENTERPIECE FILM: OBJECTOR

Film

CENTERPIECE FILM: OBJECTOR

Directed by Molly Stuart
A window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the perspective of a Jewish woman making an uncommon sacrifice.
International Features

OUR TIME MACHINE

Film

OUR TIME MACHINE

Directed by S. Leo Chiang, Yang Sun
The Shanghai-based artist Maleonn races against time to stage a magical, moving autobiographical play for his father, who…
US Features

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY

Film

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY

Directed by Gorman Bechard
New Haven, Connecticut is home to three of America’s top ranked pizza restaurants — all located within a…
Southern Features

SEADRIFT

Film

SEADRIFT

Directed by Tim Tsai
A Gulf Coast community is haunted by racist tensions from 40 years ago, when a Vietnamese refugee shot…
International Features

SEAHORSE

Film

SEAHORSE

Directed by Jeanie Finlay
When a transgender man decides to carry his child himself, the pregnancy prompts a reckoning with conventions of…
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Program

SHORTS PROGRAM: RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Docs looking at urgent socio-political issues. In Person: Filmmaker, Emily Thomas Blessings of Liberty
US Features

THE APOLLO

Film

THE APOLLO

Directed by Roger Ross Williams
The Apollo Theater influenced pop culture more than any other entertainment venue, serving as a launchpad for myriad…
US Features

THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE

Film

THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE

Directed by Sophie & Clement Guerra
Four Indigenous leaders across North and South America seek to empower their communities and find solutions to combat…
International Features

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Film

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Directed by Mariam Ghani
The story of Communist-era Afghanistan and lives under fire are told through a recently uncovered treasure trove of…
International Features

WHAT WILL BECOME OF US

Film

WHAT WILL BECOME OF US

Directed by Steven Cantor
A self-made billionaire makes the biggest decision of his life: sell the company he’s built since 1953 or…
International Features

WILD HONEY

Film

WILD HONEY

Directed by Ava Porter, Farhad Akhmetov
The harmonious universality of musical expression is explored in this rapturous, ethnographic look at traditional folk music in…