Official Selections & Featured Sceenings

Official Selections & Featured Screenings

Please see our schedule for dates and times of screenings!

 

  • Adam Peiper - Production Still
    Adam Peiper
    Director: Mónica Mateo
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    Country: Spain
    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Horror
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    Run Time: 16 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An enveloper of a tasks depot works tirelessly. What appears to be a dull machining day will become his worst nightmare.

    https://vimeo.com/142083120
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    Aging Gracefully
    Director: Lizzie Elliott
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    Country: Canada
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Nintey-four year old Grace Elliott shares the story of her incredible life, as well as the hardships she experiences as she faces the trials of aging. Grace remains optimistic, determined, and resilient as she and her family face an uncertain future coloured by age.

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    Clear
    Director: Maya Washington
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An exoneree reconnects with her daughter after a 16-year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t commit. Coming together is easy but picking up the pieces is a whole other thing.

  • The Curtain - Production Still
    The Curtain
    Director: Crystal Lowe
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    Country: Canada
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 17 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two hospitalized strangers develop an unlikely friendship by revealing painful, intimate details about their lives through the safety and anonymity of the room’s curtain divider. They bond through grief and humour, encouraging one another to make brave choices that hold personal consequences.

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    Cycologic
    Director: Emilia Stalhammar, Veronica Palsson
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    Country: Sweden, Uganda
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    When traveling the streets of Kampala, one faces dangerous traffic and struggles to get through endless queues, pollution, motorcyclists and cars. Politicians have given up but a few people strive for alternative ways of movement. Urban planner Amanda Ngabirano's biggest dream is to have a cycling lane in her city. An impossible task, according to most, but not according to Amanda.

    https://vimeo.com/185684431
  • Dolores - Poster
    Dolores
    Director: Peter Bratt
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 95 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.  FEATURED SCREENING.

    https://www.doloresthemovie.com/
  • Don't Let It Take Over - Production Still
    Don’t Let It Take Over
    Director: Erica Chan
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    Country: United States
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    Native of Nevada
    Genre: Poetic
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    Run Time: 3 minutes
    Synopsis:

    If we are able to overcome our difference, together we can overcome our fears. UNLV alumna.

  • Dragtivists - Production Still
    Dragtivists
    Director: Savannah Rodgers
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance.

    https://youtu.be/VtHVTDj9OGI
  • Dreams Of Giverny - Production Still
    Dreams of Giverny
    Director: Alice Pennefather
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    Country: United Kingdom, France
    Genre: Experimental
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Dreams of Giverny is a modern day ghost story told through the poetic use of classical ballet, set in the gardens and around the water lily pond of Claude Monet's home in Giverny, France.

    https://vimeo.com/197522935
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    Drip
    Director: Fiyin McCrary
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    Country: United States
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    Student
    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 1 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Drip is a 2D animated short about a nervous rain drop named Tiny, who races against the large rain drop, Big Boi. Tiny is unable to handle his opponent alone but after a little help from his friends, he's able to give the race his all. Witness them zoom through the night, in this silly high speed race extravaganza.

  • Father/Daughter Racing - Production Still
    Father/Daughter Racing
    Director: Lisa Clyne
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A documentary of Sarah Koeth--the daughter in this story--and her father's dirt racing team: FnD Racing. The story follows the ambitious two as they set out to Ridgecrest, California, to redeem themselves in one of the roughest races they have ever competed in after a previous endeavor the year before. UNLV alumna.

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    Fattitude
    Director: Lindsey Averill, Viridiana Lieberman
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 88 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Fattitude exposes how culture – particularly media culture - encourages weight bias and offers alternative ways of thinking that embrace body acceptance at all sizes. Informed by a post-modern, post-colonial, feminist background, Fattitude is conscious and attentive to the idea that fat hatred crosses the lines of race, class, sexuality and gender. The film features the diverse voices of academic scholars, activists, Hollywood types and psychologists.

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    Final Call
    Director: Sara Barbas
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    Country: United Kingdom, Denmark, Portugal
    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Final Call is a love story about Catarina (who is a cat) who bumps in to her old flame Diogo (who is a dog) at airport security. During a very awkward conversation, and constantly interrupted by airport security staff and procedures, Catarina and Diogo realise they made a big mistake due to an even greater misunderstanding.

  • Forever In Our Hearts - Production Still
    Forever In Our Hearts
    Director: Tanya Olsen
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 6 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Citizens unite to provide kindness and salve the wounds caused by the October 1, 2017 massacre during a Las Vegas country concert. UNLV alumna.

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    The Hole
    Director: Mercedes Maharis
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 33 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The Hole is a docudrama that locks us down in a real jail cell to experience why solitary confinement must be abolished in the USA. Filmmaker Mercedes Maharis combines medical and biological expert opinions, true life accounts of staff, officers, prisoners and family involved. It includes original music by Jazz great Ronald "Rondo" Leewright, whose son spent time in solitary, and poetry by Nevada prisoner Lausteveion Johnson.

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    Homesick
    Director: Heui Song Son
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Lily, a terminally ill writer, returns home to tell her family that she's dying.

  • How You Are To Me - Production Still
    How You Are to Me
    Director: Aemelia Scott
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 22 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The story of a single day in the life of John, a man living with Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife and caretaker Margaret. Today they have a wedding to go to, but can Margaret and John venture out of the house and into the world? John’s connection to the present, to time, and to his wife, has radically changed. We see John and Margaret from John's own perspective — and their love as all love is — a spirit that does not age.

    https://vimeo.com/218461910
  • I Am Lnu - Production Still
    I Am Lnu
    Director: Naomi Condo
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    Country: Canada
    Genre: Poetic
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    Run Time: 3 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Mikmaw woman deals with the stereotypes placed on native woman by training MMA, while she recites her poem over beats by her indigenous brother.

  • I Got You Babe - Production Still
    I Got You Babe
    Director: Ashton Avila
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 27 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An ambitious young woman must decide what she is willing to sacrifice should she marry her boyfriend before midnight, to save him from the Vietnam War draft, due to an executive order signed by President Johnson on August 26, 1965. This film was inspired by the last bride married in Clark County, Nevada, where over one hundred marriage licenses were issued on that day.

    https://youtu.be/CVlz7fboxOI
  • Ice - Production Still
    Ice
    Director: Anna Hints
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    Country: Estonia, Finland
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Harri is a lieutenant colonel in the Estonian army embarking on missions to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is divorced and only sees his 10-year old son on holidays. Struggling with the guilt of not being there for his estranged son, Harri decides to take him on an adventurous father-son winter trip to an island where he used to go with his own father. Due to the slow queue in the harbor, Harri decides to take the quicker way — a local ice road over the frozen sea. 

    https://vimeo.com/228366658
  • Indigo Valley - Production Still
    Indigo Valley
    Director: Romance Barragan
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Thriller
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    Run Time: 11 minutes
    Synopsis:

    In a world too real to be true, a conspiracy theorist and a skeptical delivery boy must uncover the darkest mystery of all, the origin of our creator, in order to save themselves and bring mankind into light. CSN student.

  • Iron
    Iron
    Director: L Gabriel Gonda
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Historical Drama
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    Run Time: 17 minutes
    Synopsis:

    During the First World War an unflinching young woman determined to defy traditional roles, travels west to pursue a job working the rails.

  • Lamb Girl - Production Still
    Lamb Girl
    Director: Amy Pellouchoud
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A girl and her stuffed animal lamb grow up together.

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    Legs
    Director: Madeleine Hicks
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dark Comedy
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Cara Smart dreams of one day becoming a professional swimmer, but her mother and doctor have plans to remove her body parts instead. Tale as old as time!

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    Let Women Choose
    Director: Xiano Yago
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    Country: Ecuador
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 60 minutes
    Synopsis:

    María, a Spanish physician, works in a Maternity Hospital in the Ecuadorian rainforest where she investigates adolescent and unintended pregnancies.

  • Lotte That Sihouette Girl - Production Still
    Lotte That Sihouette Girl
    Director: Carla Patullo, Elizabeth Beecherl
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Animation
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Once upon a time a young German artist ignited the world of animation with shadows, light, and a pair of magical scissors. With a passion for folktales, fairy stories, and flickering lights, Lotte That Silhouette Girl tells the tale of one of animations’ biggest influencers, Lotte Reiniger. Despite her monumental innovations, she remains a footnote in the history of film. This short animated documentary seeks to elevate Lotte’s recognition as her silhouette puppets have come back to life with music, magic and a stirring narration by Lotte Reiniger herself.

  • Love Lies Bleeding - Production Still
    Love Lies Bleeding
    Director: Aaron Parpart
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Drama, Horror
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Violetta, a vampire, decides she wants to end it all by watching the sunrise, but an unexpected encounter with Irving changes her life forever. NSC student.

  • Mata Hari, The Naked Spy - Promotional Still
    Mata Hari, The Naked Spy
    Director: Susan Wolf, Machiel Amorison
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    Country: United States, France, Netherlands
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 78 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Who was the real Mata Hari?

    One hundred years ago Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. It was at precisely this moment the legend of Mata Hari, the seductive spy, was born.

    Newly discovered documents cast doubt on her guilt and reveal startling truths about her life. A spellbinding story of passion, lies and betrayal.                                                                                  https://www.mataharithenakedspy.com/

    https://vimeo.com/235759318
  • Mrs Krantz Bakes Great Cookies - Production Still
    Mrs. Krantz Bakes Great Cookies
    Director: Maria Sant'Angelo
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    Country: Canada
    Genre: Dark Comedy
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    Run Time: 22 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Mrs. Krantz Bakes Great Cookies is about an abused married woman. She has suffered in silence for the majority of her married life, all the while living amongst the colorful characters in her building. We experience a day in the life of this woman as she breaks free from the abuse.

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    Nasty Woman
    Director: Hayleyann Evers
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Poetic
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    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Combining poetry, dance, and cinematography in a campaign against gender inequality, Nasty Woman is a response to social injustices while advocating for change.

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    Pelle
    Director: Domenico Davide Angiuli, Tommaso De Rai
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    Country: Italy
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 12 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Colored plastics and mountains of waste invade the kitchen. The food does not feed her, but she is determined not to disappear.

  • The Phantom Menace - Production Still
    The Phantom Menace
    Director: Charlotte Barrett
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Dark Comedy
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Yesterday was the worst day of Karen and Jim’s lives. They had a miscarriage. Today is a day they’ve been looking forward to all year: their local comic convention. Karen doesn't know what to do. She feels numb. Jim already bought the tickets. He thinks it could help. So they go. In Costume. As Princess Leia and a Jedi Knight. Together the sad Princess and the clueless Jedi walk the convention floor. 

  • Platypus - Production Still
    Platypus
    Director: Foster Wilson
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Dark Comedy
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Armed with an electric mixer, a Mysterious Woman gives Naked Man the battering of his life, but the sexy interrogation brings up feelings that are hard to swallow. Can she have her cake and eat it too? Or will love turn her batter bitter?

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    Rosario
    Director: Marlén Ríos-Farjat
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    Country: Mexico
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 10 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Rosario sees her days go by as caregiver for her ill husband. Silently, she bears the burden of a marriage that has dried up. No one in her family knows how she feels; everyone keeps up appearances. But a struggle has begun between her duty and her own desires.

    https://youtu.be/YsVYztp47ss
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    Sameness
    Director: Renatta Kusko
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
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    Student
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 18 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Julie struggles with her new relationship with Cass. NSC student.

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    Scattered
    Director: Ellie Harvey
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    Country: Canada
    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 9 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend's ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.

    https://youtu.be/IDfEbdpXZFY
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    Secret
    Director: Shana Gagnon
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Secret is the story of a woman experiencing the stages of grief after the recent death of her husband, a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan. It is a piece about love and loss, the changing of the seasons, the healing power of nature, and the majestic beauty of horses. Secret is a love letter to the beautiful state of Michigan. 

    https://vimeo.com/252824647
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    Silent April
    Director: Alison Moir
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    Run Time: 8 minutes
    Synopsis:

    April, a young withdrawn teen, navigates her hyper-realistic world by relying on non-verbal communication with her stoic and consumed parents. She tries her best to go unnoticed, but catches the attention of the class heart throb and the mean girls. April’s existence is puzzling, the question is, will it be enough to break her silence.

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    Sisters for Sale
    Director: Ben Randall
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    Country: Australia, China, Viet Nam
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 90 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Returning to Asia to investigate the mysterious abduction of his teenaged friends, an Australian filmmaker uncovers a local human trafficking crisis and sparks an incredible series of events.

    https://vimeo.com/169616475
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    Six Women
    Director: Teddy Schenk
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 20 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A naive journalist finds his views on art, success, and women destroyed by the actress he's gone to interview.

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    Space Lover
    Director: Tiffanie Ignacio
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Music Video
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    Run Time: 4 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Nature, Time, Space - Love is felt everywhere. UNLV alumna.

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    The Student Nurses
    Director: Stephanie Rothman
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 89 minutes
    Synopsis:

    1970. Sexy young nurses apply special therapy in their daily rounds.

    An ensemble piece following four young women about to graduate from nursing school, The Student Nurses candidly navigates both quotidian and heavy-hitting issues, from sex and career to drug use, racial privilege, and abortion. 

    FEATURED SCREENING

  • The Sunrise Storyteller - Production Still
    The Sunrise Storyteller
    Director: Kasha Sequoia Slavner
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    Country: Canada
    Genre: Documentary
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    Run Time: 64 minutes
    Synopsis:

    The Sunrise Storyteller follows the journey of teenage filmmaker and social justice advocate, Kasha Sequoia Slavner, during her six months across the world in search of stories of hope and resilience, while shining a light on what it means to be a global citizen.

    https://vimeo.com/207300702
  • Susanne and the Man - Production Still
    Susanne and the Man
    Director: Milena Govich
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Comedy, Musical
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    Run Time: 7 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Susanne endeavors to find her own voice and rhythm when she finds herself in a meeting with the king of mansplaining.

    https://vimeo.com/252766026
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    Takedown
    Director: Kris Mayeshiro
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Action
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    Run Time: 20 minutes
    Synopsis:

    A neo-noir action film about a young woman seeking answers for the murder of her ex-girlfriend.

    https://youtu.be/mflnx4aYyck
  • The Girl In The Blue Bra - Production Still
    The Girl in the Blue Bra
    Director: Ayesha Abouelazm
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 13 minutes
    Synopsis:

    In the midst of the 2011 Egyptian protests, a sheltered young woman is forced out of her comfort zone and into the increasingly hostile streets of revolutionary Cairo. (Arabic).

  • The Only Thing Certain - Production Still
    The Only Thing Certain
    Director: Shea Allen Borengasser
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 6 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Exploration of the haunting realities that govern relationships, past and present, and what trouble comes knocking when we think we still have time.

  • There Was A Place - Production Still
    There Was a Place
    Director: Irene Garces
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    Country: Spain
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 14 minutes
    Synopsis:

    An aversion to his father has kept Carlos away from the seaside town where he grew up. After his father dies, Carlos returns to face his family and disappearance and try to reconnect with a part of his past that seems lost.

    https://vimeo.com/160703264
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    Things We Say
    Director: Laina Barakat
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    Country: United States
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 29 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Follow Steph, Darby, and Grace as they push through the day. Each alone in their own way, connected by something universal.

    https://vimeo.com/252376551
  • The Trap - Production Still
    The Trap
    Director: Destiny Nelson
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    Country: United States
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    Nevada Filmmaker (Las Vegas)
    Genre: Drama
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    Run Time: 35 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Kevin Johnson is an intelligent and talented teen with hopes for a future beyond the inner-city as he becomes the first in his family to obtain a real opportunity for college. When Kevin's older brother is murdered by a rival gang, his future threatens to be compromised for revenge.

    https://vimeo.com/241811886
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    Unnatural Selection
    Director: Geneviève Delouche
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    Country: France
    Genre: Comedy
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    Run Time: 15 minutes
    Synopsis:

    Late for work, Julie, 35, gets harassed in the street by Karim, 25. When she finally arrives, Julie discovers that the candidate with whom she must hold a job interview is none other than Karim. Determined to take revenge, she will show him what unnatural selection is...

    https://vimeo.com/211496559