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Short Films

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

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A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Directed by Amy Bench
A young woman recounts her harrowing saga in the U.S. while fleeing a violent home life in Guatemala.
US Features

AUTONOMY

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AUTONOMY

Directed by Alex Horwitz
A brave new world awaits in this engrossing investigation of technology and the ethics of self-driving cars.
US Features

BEDLAM

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BEDLAM

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

BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

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BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

Directed by Emily Thomas
In Detroit, a community of pro-Trump Christian Iraqis find themselves at the mercy of ICE raids and dangerous…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Short Films

GUAXUMA

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GUAXUMA

Directed by Nara Normande
A young woman reflects on a dear childhood friend she had growing up on the beaches of Brazil.
US Features

JUMP SHOT: THE KENNY SAILORS STORY

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JUMP SHOT: THE KENNY SAILORS STORY

Directed by Jacob Hamilton
Meet Kenny Sailors, inventor of the jump shot, whose “leaping one-hander” changed the game of basketball forever.
Short Films

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)

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LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)

Directed by Carol Dysinger
In a country known as “one of the worst places to be born a girl,” visit a school…
International Features

LOS REYES

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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…
US Features

MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

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MAKING WAVES: THE ART OF CINEMATIC SOUND

Directed by Midge Costin
Meet the sound designers creating the cinematic soundtrack to your favorite films; learn their creative process and how…
International Features

MEETING GORBACHEV

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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

MR. JIMMY

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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

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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…
Southern Features

PAHOKEE

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PAHOKEE

Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Four teens face heartbreak and celebrate in the rituals of an extraordinary senior year in a small agricultural…
US Features

PIZZA, A LOVE STORY

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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

QUALIFIED

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QUALIFIED

Directed by Jenna Ricker
Inside the hallowed grounds of the Indianapolis 500, Janet Guthrie — the first woman to attempt Indy —…
Galas & Centerpieces, Southern Features

CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD

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CLOSING NIGHT GALA: QUEST OF THE MUSCLE NERD

Directed by Jared Young, Matthew Young
Follow Jerry Peacock as he makes his dream to host a cosplay bodybuilding competition at Dragon Con a…
Short Films

QUILT FEVER

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QUILT FEVER

Directed by Olivia Loomis Merrion
Paducah, Kentucky's annual Quilt Week is home to what is known as the Academy Awards of quilting.
US Features

RINGSIDE

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RINGSIDE

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

RUNNER

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RUNNER

Directed by Bill Gallagher
Guor Marial’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, as he strives for athletic greatness.
Southern Features

SEADRIFT

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SEADRIFT

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

SECOND SIGHT

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SECOND SIGHT

Directed by Cole Sax
When the matriarch of a Filipino family loses her sight to cataracts they struggle for years, until a…
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: SPORTS THEMED SHORTS

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SHORTS PROGRAM: SPORTS THEMED SHORTS

Sports-themed documentaries! In Person: Filmmaker, Harry Zernike Thursday Fields
Southern Features

STATE OF THE ART

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STATE OF THE ART

Directed by Brent Renaud, Craig Renaud
Here are the stories of seven of the artists from the groundbreaking exhibit at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville,…
Short Films

TAKE ME TO PROM

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TAKE ME TO PROM

Directed by Andrew Moir
Ranging from high schoolers to the elderly, a collection of people across the LGBTQ spectrum share their charming,…
US Features

THE APOLLO

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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 DOG DOC

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THE DOG DOC

Directed by Cindy Meehl
Dr. Marty Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose by holistically treating…
US Features

THE STORY OF PLASTIC

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THE STORY OF PLASTIC

Directed by Deia Schlosberg
Scientists and activists challenge corporations pushing single-use plastic consumerism, as plastic pollution is a problem unsolvable by recycling…
Southern Features

WELL GROOMED

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WELL GROOMED

Directed by Rebecca Stern
The creative and colorful world of competitive dog grooming is presented in this charming documentary that follows four…
International Features

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

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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

WILD HONEY

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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…
International Features

YOUR TURN

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YOUR TURN

Directed by Eliza Capai
With kinetic energy and infectious empowerment, three young Brazilian activists fight for education and affordable transportation.