The 4th Kingdom
dir. Adan Aliaga & Alex Loro (Spain, 15 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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The Fourth Kingdom is a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where they pursue the American Dream.

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – Best Short Documentary

Brooklyn International Film Festival – Best Short Documentary

A Trip To the Moon 
dir. Georges Méliès, (France, 12 min)
Showtimes: NCFF Kick Off Party & Not So Silent Film, Thur, Sept, 7 @ 5:30pm @ Stone House
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Inspired by a wide variety of sources, including Jules Verne’s novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon, the film follows a group of astronomers who travel to the Moon in a cannon-propelled capsule, explore the Moon’s surface, escape from an underground group of Selenites (lunar inhabitants), and return to Earth with a captive Selenite.

A Trip to the Moon was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century by The Village Voice. The film remains the best-known of the hundreds of films made by Méliès, and the moment in which the capsule lands in the Moon’s eye remains one of the most iconic and frequently referenced images in the history of cinema. It is widely regarded as the earliest example of the Science Fiction film genre and, more generally, as one of the most influential films in cinema history.

Ai
dir. Lauri Nuttti (Japan, 17 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Ayaka’s life is spiraling out of control. Drinking too much every day, she is starting to lose touch with reality and to distance herself from her only friend Saki. Something needs to change.

All American
dir. Michael Ayjian & Stephen Skeel (USA, 8 min)
Showtimes: Social Change/Political Justice Short, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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72 years later, WWII hero Les Cruise flies again on the same plane from D-Day. This time his family boarded with him. While he is one of the last surviving D-Day paratroopers, Cruise’s story is not only about his historic jump. It’s also about his familial journey: from orphan to great-grandfather.

And the Moon Stands Still 
dir. Yulia Ruditskaya (Germany, USA, 11 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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The presence of the moon affects all under its glow. Animated short film.

Angeltown
dir. Nancy Lu (USA, 21 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.

Bartleby
dir. Kristen Kee and Laura Naylor  (USA, 11 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A Wall Street man employs a very melancholy, peculiar copyist to work in his office, a man called Bartleby who soon refuses to do any work because, in his calm yet defiant words, he’d prefer not to.

Bill Nye: Science Guy
dir. David Alvarado and Jason Sussberg (USA, 101 min)
Showtimes: Mon, Sept 11 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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Bill Nye embarks on a quest to change the world through science advocacy and education. With intimate and exclusive access, this is a behind-the-scenes portrait of “the Science Guy,” as he inspires Millennials to participate in STEM. With wonder and whimsy, the film follows Bill’s journey to change the world… with science.

“‘Bill Nye: Science Guy’ is always thoughtful, with showing different sides of Nye and always keeping science at the forefront. It is assuredly, and productively, a project made from the modern persona of Nye; a bit more urgent, and slightly sobered from the TV personality.”
– Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com.

Boomtown
dir. Robert Bryant  (USA, 17 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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The Washington Post called Battle Mountain, Nevada the ‘armpit of America.’ What would inspire an attorney and an electrical engineer to abandon comfortable city lives for such a locale? An inextinguishable passion for consumer fireworks. Meet Steve and Earl Cassorla. Friends and family questioned their sanity, but never their spirit. Add an abandoned Subway franchise, endless Interstate traffic and you’ve got a recipe for the American Dream-come-true. Their store serves countless customers from around the world and from every walk of life, all fueled by a love of family, friends, freedom, and anything with a fuse. Despite a dizzying selection of items, Steve insists they’re in the ‘the memory business.’ And business is booming.

Close Ties
dir. Zofia Kowalewska  (Poland, 18 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 1, Sat, Sept 9 @ 1:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Barbara and Zdzislaw are soon to celebrate their forty-fifth anniversary. It would have been quite the occasion if not for the fact that Zdzisław spent eight of those years living with another woman. Now he’s back with his wife, although she claims that if it were not for her husband’s infirm legs, he would still be chasing skirts around Cracow. In spite of everyday bickering, somewhat inexplicably, their relationship perseveres.

Official Selection: 2017 The Palm Springs International ShortFest
Shortlisted for the 89th Academy Award (Short Documentary)
Winner of Best Short Documentary – Flickerfest 2017
Silver Dragon Award Winner – Krakow Film Festival 2016

Confino
dir. Nico Bonomolo  (Italy, 11 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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The power of art redeems an artist from the confinement imposed by the fascist dictatorship of Italy.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Best Animated Short Film

Defending the Sacred (Standing Rock)
dir. Kyle Bell (USA, 17 min)
Showtimes: Matters of the Spirit Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A short documentary that attempts to capture the spirit of Indigenous people at Standing Rock.

Seattle International Film Festival – Best Short Film

Edith & Eddie
dir. Laura Checkoway (USA, 29 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 1, Sat, Sept 9 @ 1:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Edith and Eddie, ages 96 and 95, are America’s oldest interracial newlyweds. Their love story is disrupted by a family feud that threatens to tear the couple apart.

Montclair Film Festival – Audience Award for Best Short Film

The Eleven O’Clock
dir. Derin Seale (Australia, 13 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

L.A. Shorts Fest – Best Short Film

Embers & Dust
dir. Patrick Biesemans (USA, 11 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 1, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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As the radio broadcast of War of The Worlds travels across the airwaves, a young boy’s imagination is sparked, sending him on his own kind of vision quest, deep into the neighboring forest.

Borrego Springs – Best Short Film (2017)
Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival – Best Production Design (2017)

Exiled
dir. Mike Seely (USA, 30 min)
Showtimes: Social Change/Political Justice Shorts Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Exiled tells the stories of two deported US military veterans in Tijuana, Mexico. These honorably discharged “green card” soldiers had already served out sentences for convictions in the US, only to be deported to their birth country. With sweat, tears and grassroots organizing, deported paratrooper Hector Barajas is on a mission to raise awareness about the deported veteran issue, and reunite with his 11-year-old daughter in Compton. Mauricio Hernandez struggles with severe PTSD as a result of his time as a US soldier combat in Afghanistan, but stuck in Mexico, he has no access to the mental healthcare he is entitled to as a veteran. This film is a powerful and intimate look at the human consequences of current US immigration policies. These soldiers who were willing to die for their country, are now fighting to be heard, and return to the US, the country they consider home.

Forever Now 
dir. Kristian Haskjold (Denmark, 18 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A friday afternoon the young guy William and his girlfriend Cecilie decides to break up after two years together, since their relationship have gotten sidetracked. They meet up in their common apartment and William leaves Cecilie. This results in a emotional rollercoaster ride over a whole weekend, where they’re isolated in their apartment. The couple do the drug, MDMA, together during the first day and treats the situation they are in with understanding, nostalgia and love. The second day they feel sorrow, anger and grief. During the weekend together they relive their two years together through flashbacks.

SXSW – Jury Prize for Best Short Film

Gardeners of the Forest
dir. Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber (USA, Laos, 15 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants, but, in 2015, there are only 600 elephants left in the wild.

Ghost
dir. JP O’Brien (Australia, 18 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 1, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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A re-imagining of convict William Buckley’s first contact with the indigenous Australians.

Gimme Danger: The Story of the Stooges
dir. Jim Jarmusch (USA, 108 min)
Showtimes: After Dark: Gimme Danger: A Film + Music Tribute to Iggy Pop, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Stone House
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An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

“‘Gimme Danger’ is plenty entertaining and includes many moments of foaming-at-the-mouth musical fury.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“‘Gimme Danger’ is a compelling and detailed diary of everything that made the Stooges what they were. The best reason to see the film is simply the chance it offers to wallow in the grungy glory of Iggy Pop.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

The Good Fight 
dir. Ben Holman (USA, 16 min)
Showtimes: Matters of Spirit Docs, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Following a personal tragedy, Alan Duarte opens his own boxing gym to offer salvation and hope to others in the notorious gun violence- ridden favela in Rio de Janeiro where he was born and lives.

Tribeca Film Festival – Best Documentary Short

The Guesthouse
dir. Will Ehrenreich (USA, 16 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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Things don’t go according to plan when a young Englishman sets out to create a charity in northeastern Cambodia.

Hexed
dir. Sarah Poynter & Rain Valdez
(USA, 10 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A Woman is ‘kiss-hexed’ by a homeless person and must find another person to kiss by midnight or she expires – an unlikely love story.

The History of Magic
dir. Jose Luis Gonzalez & Dano Johnson (USA, 6 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Centers around Ester Bolaños. Curious and intelligent, restless and slightly reckless, she is a teenager stuck in an isolated West Texas border town. Part of a larger narrative of Ester’s life and her family, ‘Ensueño’ captures the ways in which even the most mundane of activities can be overrun by Ester’s vivid imagination.

How You Look At It
dir. Wendy Seyb (USA, 8 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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How You Look At It is a dance comedy short about how love at first sight changes a man’s perspective of the world around him. With a little help from his inner theme songs, his environment comes together to support his quest to be with his new sighted love… or at least, say hello to her.

L.A. Comedy Film Festival and Screenplay Competition – Best Short Short Film; USA Film Festival – Best Experimental Short, Outstanding Performance Award (Peter Scolari); New Hampshire Film Festival – Best Short Comedy

Limbo 
dir. Will Blank (USA, 8 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A short film adaptation of a comic strip by Marian Churchland. A man is stranded on the side of the road and finds a dying dog. He gives the dog water and in exchange the dog grants him a single wish.

The Listening Party 
dir. Chrissy Loader (USA, 8 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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In early 1990s suburban California, a young woman tries to connect with her boyfriend, his bandmates, and their aging sound engineer as they smoke a bowl and listen to the group’s latest playbacks.

Little Potato 
dir. Wes Hurley and Nathan M. Miller (USA, 14 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 1, Sat, Sept 9 @ 1:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Wes Hurley’s autobiographical tale of growing up gay in Soviet Union Russia, only to escape with his mother, a mail order bride, to Seattle to face a whole new oppression in his new Christian fundamentalist American dad.

Sarasota Film Festival – Jury Prize, Shorts Documentary Competition
SXSW – Grand Jury Award, Documentary Short

Lives Well Lived 
dir. Sky Bergman (USA, 72 min)
Showtimes: Sun, Sept 10 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Lives Well Lived celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of seniors aged 75 to 100 years old. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life.

Lovestreams 
dir. Sean Buckelew (USA, 10 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A nostalgic look back on the innocent early days of internet love.

Lucia 
dir. Emil Kahr (USA, 4 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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In the rural mountains of Galicia, Spain a particular group of people practice an ancient tradition dating back to the 16th hundred. As the tradition goes, the village men wrestle and tame wild mountain horses with their bare hands in order to trim the horses’ mane and tail.
But a young courageous girl named Lucia decides that this man-vs-beast tradition is no longer just for men!

Lucia, Before & After
dir. Anu Valia (USA, 15 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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In this meditative “anti-road trip”, Lucia travels from Odessa to El Paso, Texas to get an abortion, only to find that she has to wait the state-mandated, twenty-four hours before she can have the procedure. With nowhere to go, she spends the night in a town she doesn’t know awaiting her fate.

Sundance Film Festival – Short Film Jury Award, U.S. Fiction

Nat Bates for Mayor
dir. Bradley Berman & Eric Weiss (USA, 75 min)
Showtimes: Social Change/Politcal Justice Shorts, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Nat Bates for Mayor tells the story of the outrageous 2014 mayor’s race in Richmond, home to the second largest oil refinery in California. The documentary is a potent mix of corporate influence, race, gentrification, homophobia, political self-determination, and humor – all told through the lives of bigger-than-life small-town characters.

Native
dir. Travis Champagne (USA, 15 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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While on a ceremonial walkabout a young boy must defend his tribe against a mysterious force.

Nobody Dies Here
dir. Simon Panay (France, 23 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

Nutag-Homeland
dir. Alisi Telengut (Canada, 6 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A non-narrative hand-painted visual poem about diaspora, homeland, and the tragic mass-deportations of the Kalmyk people during WWII.

Sarasota Film Festival – Jury Prize, Shorts Animation Competition 
San Gio Verona Video Festival – Best Animated Film, “Dino Coltro” Award

Nutz About Radio: “We’re the only crazy people with an antenna”
dir. Nico Mu (USA, Argentina, 7 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A group of Argentines diagnosed with mental illness have set up a radio station from where they teach their community about their experiences.

Olancho
dir. Christopher Valdes & Theodore Griswold (Honduras, 72 min)
Showtimes: Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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When a song he writes angers a dangerous drug cartel, Manuel is forced to flee his home in Honduras to go to the United States. From a radio cabin in North Carolina, Manuel recounts his narrow excape from death and describes the challenges of assimilating into a new world as an undocumented immigrant.

Old Rag Mountain 
dir. Nathan King (USA, 3 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Within the forests of Old Rag Mountain, a boy, a bird, and a stone all converge in a fragile incident of childhood curiosity.

 

Onere 
dir. Kevin Pontuti (USA, 8 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A young woman bears a strange burden. A film about self acceptance and resilience.

Outside 
dir. Oliver Sunley (UK, Norway, 15 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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A short retelling of the final days of the British expedition to the South Pole in 1912. Captain Scott and his men have reached the Antarctic flats, days away from help, they’re struggling: one of the men, Oates, is injured, frostbitten and worsening by the day. With the team running out of supplies and fuel and the temperature continuing to drop, Oates has to decide whether to carry on or find another way to save the expedition.

Penny & Paul  
dir. Brian Rawlins (USA, 12 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 1, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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Somewhere in the Mojave desert, a wayward young woman en route to a new life with a man she just met, finds her expectations did not become reality.

“A wonderful film! It has all the hallmarks of absurdism – particularly Waiting for Godot.” – Paul Pierce, Artistic Director, Springer Opera House.

Ram Dass: Going Home  
dir. Derek Peck (USA, 31 min)
Showtimes: Matters of Spirit, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A profound and poetic encounter with cultural and spiritual icon Ram Dass, at his home on Maui toward the end of his life.

“This is a thoughtful and important film. Lots to learn from Ram Dass.” — David Holbrooke, Festival Director, Telluride Mountain Film

“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this film. Gorgeous short doc on Ram Dass” — Lucy Walker – filmmaker

Refuge: Human Stories from the Refugee Crisis  
dir. Matthew K. Firpo (USA, 20 min)
Showtimes: Matters of Spirit, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Shot on location in Greece, January 2016.

Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Best Documentary Short

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – Best Documentary Short

Oxford Film Festival – Best Documentary Short

Indiefest 2017 – Humanitarian Outstanding Achievement Award

Respectfully, Tony 
dir. John Haley & Julia Szromba (USA, 13 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A convicted murderer re-enters society after spending 12 years on death row and 39 years in prison.

Revelation City of Haze 
dir. Mao Qichao (China, 14 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A flying machine and a falling man herald the start to this beautifully realized animation set in a dystopian future.

Sadhu in Bombay 
dir. Kabir Mehta (India, 15 min)
Showtimes: Journeys & Vistas, Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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A documentary portrait of a man, with ascetic origins, who has been radically transformed by city life.

Ann Arbor Film Festival – Best Narrative Film

European Media Art Festival – Best Film

NexT International Film Festival – Special Mention of Jury, Kabir Mehta

sans réponse (Without Answer) 
dir. William Papadin (USA, 4 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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A young man moves back home to Sonoma after failing to “make it” in the Los Angeles film scene.

Sonoma International Film Festival – Audience Award, Best Foreign Film 

Score: A Film Music Documentary 
dir. Matt Schrader (USA, 94 min)
Showtimes: Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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What makes a film score unforgettable? SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY brings Hollywood’s elite composers together to give viewers a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the world’s most international music genre: the film score. A film composer is a musical scientist of sorts, and the influence they have to complement a film and garner powerful reactions from global audiences can be a daunting task to take on. The documentary contains interviews with dozens of film composers who discuss their craft and the magic of film music while exploring the making of the most iconic and beloved scores in history: “James Bond”, “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Titanic,” “The Social Network,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and “Psycho.”

Shadows of Paradise 
dir. Sebastian Lange (USA, 87 min)
Showtimes: Fri, Sept 8 @ 7:30pm @ Nevada Theatre
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With intimate access to two of Transcendental Meditation’s leaders – filmmaker David Lynch and dedicated disciple Bobby Roth – Shadows of Paradise documents the Movement’s metamorphosis following the death of founder Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Skull + Bone 
dir. Victoria Rivera (USA, 6 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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For 200 years every Mardi Gras has started the same way: Dressed as skeletons, armed with bones, the Northside Skull and Bone Gang wake the city before dawn with drums, chants and ceremonial knocking on doors to warn people against violence, gunplay and other negative influences on the streets.

Small Steps 
dir. Philip Staal (UK, 15 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 1, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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After a young woman suffers a miscarriage, she tries to continue her day as if nothing had happened.

The Song of Wandering Aengus
dir. Matthew Lawes (UK, 4 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A magical short animated film about one man’s lifelong quest for love.

The Talk, True Stories of the Birds & Bees
dir. Alain Delannoy (Canada, 9 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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There are things in life you never forget. One of them being that special and yet awkward discussion about “the birds and the bees”. A mix of hand-drawn and computer-generated images, photographs and stop-motion animation are used to illustrate one of life’s most awkward moments.

Warsaw Film Festival -Best Animated Short

Rhode Island Film Festival – Best Animation

Ann Arbor Film Festival – Prix DeVarti

Tango
dir. Pedro Giongo & Francisco Gusso (Brazil, 14 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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After years of drought, a mystic potato sprouts in the remote springs of the Aiatak River. Soon, everything will be ready for the great ritual of Tango. For the people, this is the beginning of a new era. Inspired by the short story ‘A Hunger Artist’ by Franz Kafka, Tango is a plunge into human nature and its contradictions.

Brooklyn International Film Festival – Best Animation

This Isn’t Me
dir. Manfred Lopez (Mexico, 4 min)
Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn, Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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This short film explores the harrowing consequences of what we swear will never happen to us.

Univitellin
dir. Terence Nance (France, 15 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 3:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mechanic. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.

San Francisco International Film Festival – Golden Gate Award, Best Narrative Short

Wednesday With Godard
dir. Nicolas Menard (UK, 4 min)
Showtimes: Animation Shorts, Sat, Sept 9 @ 7:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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A man’s quest for spiritual enlightenment leads to romance and despair.

SXSW – Grand Jury Award, Animated Short

Whoever Was Using This Bed
dir. Andrew Kotatko (Australia, 21 min)
Showtimes: Fiction Shorts 1, Fri, Sept 8 @ 5:30pm @ Miners Foundry
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A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires.

Lisbon International Film Festival – Best Short Feature, Best Director

Winter’s Watch
dir. Brian Bolster (USA, 14 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 2, Sat, Sept 9 @ 5:00pm @ Miners Foundry
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Located ten miles off the coast of mainland New England, the Oceanic Hotel is the grand, yet far-from-modern home to the thousands of guests who brave the choppy seas to visit during the warmer spring and summer months. Off-season, the hotel and the 43-acre Star Island on which it sits is home to one woman – its winter caretaker who braves the colder, darker months of inclement weather by embracing the solitude and finding inspiration, and life, in what would otherwise be considered the ‘bones’ of winter.

The Wizard, Oz
dir. Danny Yourd (USA, 22 min)
Showtimes: Documentary Shorts 1, Sat, Sept 9 @ 1:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
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Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, known simply as ‘OZ,’ is a self-described wizard. Being a product of the 1960s renaissance era where new art, ideas, and beliefs emerged, OZ created a life for himself that is truly stranger than fiction. Raising mythical beasties, seeking out legends, and experiencing the magic of love brings OZ to an important question… will he be remembered?