Genre

Family

US Features

BEDLAM

Film

BEDLAM

Directed by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Over a period of five years, a psychiatrist tracks the lives of individuals suffering from debilitating mental illness.
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…
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

THE KINGMAKER

Film

THE KINGMAKER

Directed by Lauren Greenfield
Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos made headlines in the 1980s when they were ousted after two decades of presiding...
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…
US Features

MADE IN BOISE

Film

MADE IN BOISE

Directed by Beth Aala
This deeply empathetic and eye-opening peek at the burgeoning business of surrogacy follows four gestational surrogates and their…
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

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…
US Features

RINGSIDE

Film

RINGSIDE

Directed by André Hörmann
In this emotional gut-punch of a boxing documentary, two young Chicago men fight to survive both professionally and…
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: HSDFF SCREENING COMMITTEE PRESENTS

Program

SHORTS PROGRAM: HSDFF SCREENING COMMITTEE PRESENTS

Favorites from the Screening Committee of 2019 In Person: Film Subject, Bruce Franks Jr. with St. Louis Superman