Panel Discussion 

Saturday, October 9, 2021
2PM
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Screening Block A (Open to USA only)
 

Saturday October 9, 2021
3PM
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CELL 364

Director: Mathilde Babo, Zoé Rossion

Germany

04:14

A former Stasi prisoner revisits his cell.

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WITNESS

Director: Ali Asgari

Iran

14:58

A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions.

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DA YIE

Director: Anthony Nti

Ghana

20:00

A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.

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GOOD THANKS, YOU?

Director: Molly Manning Walker

UK

13:15

In the aftermath of an attack, Amy is left voiceless, trapped in a whirlwind of incompetence. She must find a way to confront what has happened, in order to save what matters to her most.

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DỌLÁPỌ̀ IS FINE

Director: Ethosheia Hylton

UK

15:00

A story about a young black girl's relationship with her hair and name, and how it helps her understand who she really is.

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HENET WARD

Director: Morad Mostafa

Egypt 

22:50

Halima, a Sudanese henna painter goes to Basma's, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.

Screening Block B (Drama,Thriller,Scifi) 

Saturday October 9, 2021
5PM
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PITTER-PATTER GOES THE RAIN

Director: Tim Linke

Germany

22:30

Young musician Dylan is convinced that man forges his own destiny. If everyone takes care of themselves solely then everybody's taken care of. Stumbling into a situation that leaves him unable to perceive the world the way he used to, he finds himself on the losing side of his own thinking, bereft of his crucial senses and unable to fight through this on his own.

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HOLD ME TIGHT

Director: Cadot Auriane

France

20:30

A dynamic and full of life mother, Alice is brutally struck by illness. 
The acceptance, the heavy treatment, the consequences on her family life...Alice makes a difficult choice.

A reality. A great life lesson.

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN THE SECONDS

Director: Mark Clauburg

USA

25:00

Wendy's recovery from a tragic event leads her to make a selfless decision.

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THE RED WORLD

Director: Sophia Ralston

Switzerland

08:31

In a not so distant future, global warming will have increased exponentially over the years, making the majority of land on earth uninhabitable. Humanity faces a climate apocalypse but the media is giving hope for a utopian recivilisation on Mars.

A scientist and his son, have fled from the Fourth German Reich to the Swiss-French Federation and hope to start a new life on "The Red World”. When the father finds out about the governments failed attempts to increase their underwater plant biodiversity, he takes the opportunity to bargain for their lives.

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ATROPHY

Director: Nick Hartanto, Sam Roden

USA

14:59

A stroke victim descends into a nightmare after her husband unearths a mysterious object from their garage.

Screening Block C (Comedy)

Saturday October 9, 2021
6:45PM
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ANTON

Director: Yen Jui Lu

USA

02:50

Drawing has always been my interest since I was a kid. Since I started memorizing things, having a pen in my hand gives me power to create a world of mine with happiness. But, later on as I grew up, the expectations from my school and my parents have not always been supporting me to do something that is not getting me a higher score. Those pressures kept following me in my teenage years. 

 

However, when I look back, I realized if it weren't for those obstacles then I would not find myself loving creating so much. And those years of struggling are leading to a bright future. 
So I want to illustrate the relationship between myself and my dream. Also send out a message to anyone who struggles being themselves, and my younger self - just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream. 

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BIFF & ME

Director: Nicola Rose

USA

14:15

Charlotte, 14, is a genius — hotheaded, nerdy, and brilliant. But what she secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen.

Biff, 14, is the school bully — big, burly and (seemingly) brainless. But what he secretly wants, deep down, is to be a beauty queen. 
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When Charlotte is forced to tutor Biff in math, the pair discover their shared secret, and Biff eagerly helps Charlotte prepare for the upcoming Princess Teen Queen Pageant. 

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CONNIE SAVES GILBERT

Director: Genaro Dominguez

USA

20:17

Connie must protect her best friend after his life insurance welcomes unlikely assassins.

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GAME BRUNCH

Director: Christina Raia

USA

12:35

More than eating is in store when a couple invites friends over for a Sunday brunch.

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RESISTANCE

Director: Maxime Chefdeville

France

12:36

The incredible story of a group of French resistance fighters unwillingly participating in the D-Day landings.

Documentary Block A

Sunday October 10, 2021
11AM
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LA HISTORIA DE TODAS NOSOTRAS (THE STORY OF ALL US WOMEN) 

Director: Itxaso Díaz

Spain/El Salvador

19:45

The documentary “The history of all of us” collects the story of three Salvadorian women who saw their fundamental rights violated when they were accused of a crime of abortion and finally, imprisoned for aggravated homicide, when in out-of-hospital deliveries they lost their babies.

In 1998, El Salvador reformed the Criminal Code to penalize abortion with prison sentences between 2 and 8 years. However, in the alleged cases of voluntary interruptions of pregnancy, women are sentenced for aggravated homicide, with sentences of between 30 and 40 years in prison.

This is the story of Elsi, Cinthia and Mariana. But it could be that of many others and that of us.

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BUILDING NO. 7

Director: Jacinthe Moffatt

Canada

19:45

For 15 years, the community of Point St. Charles has been enacting its political, environmental and social ideals through the creation of Building No. 7. But how do you maintain focus over the many years it takes to turn a distant utopia into a real, sustainable project? Through intimate interviews, Judith, Nathacha, Anna, Nicolas and Kevin walk us through the ups and downs of this ambitious undertaking, which not only spawned the deep transformation of an old brick building, but also of the humans who had the crazy idea in the first place.

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Director: Naeema Jamilah Torres

USA

18:24

In this short essay-style documentary, a Black filmmaker reflects on present-day struggles of marginalized people on a tour devoted to challenging conventional historical narratives through the legacy of a slave revolt.

Documentary Block B

Sunday October 10, 2021
12PM
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REPARATIONS

Director: Jon Osaki

USA

30:00

Reparations explores the four-century struggle to seek repair and atonement for slavery in the United States. Black and Asian Americans reflect on the legacy of slavery, the inequities that persists, and the critical role that solidarity between communities has in acknowledging and addressing systemic racism in America.

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THE PROMISE: A DOCUSERIES ON CHILDHOOD CANCER

Director: Kristi Gatto

USA

31:00

Every day, forty-three children are diagnosed with cancer. This docuseries takes a 360° look at the truth behind childhood cancer from the perspectives of the child themselves, their parents, siblings, doctors, politicians and advocates. The Promise is broken down into five episodes and will spotlight a different part of the childhood cancer journey.

Live Screenplay Reading

Sunday October 10, 2021
1:30PM
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MELISSA SKIRBOLL

SOMETHING BORROWED BLUES

Writer: Melissa Skirboll

TV Pilot Script

USA

Weaving back and forth from past to present, Something Borrowed Blues follows three generations of women and the complexities of family and sexuality. 

 

Back in her hometown to settle her mother's estate, Renie reconnects with her past and the self she left behind when she fled her marriage. As she struggles with the memory of the "one who got away" and whether to seek him out to finally get closure - or reignite that old flame, her niece Sybil is trying to navigate her own budding sexuality while avoiding her helicopter mom's over protectiveness. The contrast of Renie's experiences in the pre-aids have-it-all 80's versus Sybil's struggles with the "informed consent" and #metoo female empowerment choices opens the door to deeper connections between aunt and niece.