Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 55 minutes Director: Klaus Schneyder Producer: Angela Viscido
Beatboxing has become a multi-lingual and diverse instrument applied in all genres of music. The documentary shows how this modern style of music has spread and how it continues to enrich the entertainment world.
It Is What It Is
Genre: Musical, Comedy Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 40 minutes Director: VP Boyle Producer: VP Boyle, Andrew Gerle
A modern day contemporary movie musical with a completely original score, IT IS WHAT IT IS explores the lives of seven young New Yorkers during a twenty-four hour period of near misses, tattered relationships and crumbling dreams.
Friday: 2:30 pm – Wilson Theater Saturday: 12:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center
Genre: Drama, Mystery Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 30 minutes Director: K. Adithya Ashok Producer: K. Adithya Ashok
Evan Freeman is a charming self-help speaker for a questionable organization which offers self-help classes to the masses. But instead of helping people solve their problems, Evan exploits them for their personal wealth. He crumbles under the weight of his guilt and decides to do the right thing, even if it means betraying the core values of the organization he represents.
Genre: Comedic – Drama Country: Canada, Syria, Arab Republic Rated: PG Runtime: 19 minutes Director: Amar Chebib
Upon being drafted for military service, Ahmad, a determined young Syrian poet, decides to flee the country. Consequently, he is forced up against his conservative family, reluctant lover, and must negotiate his way through the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Damascus. En route to Lebanon, he discovers himself in an unexpected place, an apricot orchard.
Genre: Drama – Thriller Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 14 minutes Director: Shawn Cheatham, Jeremy Chandler
In an unknown era and an uncharted land, three men set out on a mysterious search that sends them to Coventry.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 21 minutes Director: Sandy Garfunkel Producer: Sandy Garfunkel, Wendy Shear
Annie has detached herself from her friends and her work, and seems desperate to find a connection with a world other than her own. She thinks there is only one path to resolution, but unexpectedly, her daily lunch routine becomes the key to making peace with the ghosts of her past.
Genre: Drama Country: Spain Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Javier Figuero Producer: Rocío González, Andrea Casaseca
A beggar remembers the day a little girl gave him the best present in his life.
Genre: Family – Comedy Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Damien Patrik
3 fun loving college girls and a camera. Say cheese!
Genre: Animation Comedy Fantasy Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 3 minutes Director: Chuck Grieb
Down on his luck again, the likable and plucky, if opportunistic, knight, Sir Oliver, is on the run. Stumbling into the king’s receiving room, Sir Oliver finds himself to have dogged his pursuers, but to find the old monarch’s crown was left forgotten on the throne. Intrigued at this unique, valuable, and fragile find, the easily distracted Sir Oliver gives the crown a try to see how it sits on his head. Trouble quickly returns when a searching knight tracks down Oliver’s hiding place. Oliver’s treasure is an animated comedy using Three Dimensional Computer Generated Imagery to bring the characters to life..
Genre: Fantasy Country: Greece Rated: G Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Nick Dimitriadis
An artist seeks inspiration for his next project. His quest will take him to some rather unusual places.
Thursday: 7:30 pm – Beloit Library Friday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
The Secret Friend
Out of Erasers
On the Beat – Soata
My Brother Greg
Art on the Bridge
Traces of Other
The Secret Friend
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery Country: Brazil, USA Rated: G Runtime: 16 minutes Director: Flavio Alves Producer: Nicholas Eisenberg, Raina Oberlin, Flavio Alves, Fernando Pinheiro
A reclusive, elderly widow, Anna Marshall (Viola Harris), lives in quiet desperation until she begins receiving daily calls from a silent stranger. An odd and mysterious friendship evolves between the two, as Anna begins to share her life experiences with startling honesty. Empty days are given new hope, but when the calls abruptly end, a devastated Anna is compelled to surprising action to fill the unbearable void.
Out of Erasers
Genre: Animation, Drama Horror Country: Denmark, Sweden Rated: PG Runtime: 14 minutes Director: Erik Rosenlund Producer: Daniel Wirtberg
A woman on her way home becomes a victim of a strange infection. She soon realizes that an epidemic is spreading and there are larger forces at work. While struggling to find a cure she also discovers that desperate times require hard choices.
Irit, a woman in her mid-sixties, is taking photographs in the park. when a young guy suspects that she took a picture of him he sits next to her and they start to talk. A short conversation and a dark room will lead to an intimate situation that Irit never expected. Things get more complicated when her beautiful young granddaughter shows up.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Keaton Manning Producer: Keaton Manning
“The 36” follows an old Polish woman who encounters a Jewish teenage girl, on her journey home from the liberated concentration camps. Derived from Yiddish, The Lamed Vav Zaddikim: a theory that the fate of the world rests, at any given time, in the hands of 36 righteous people. They are put on earth to perform the healing of the world.
My Brother Greg
Genre: Animation Drama Country: United Kingdom Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Philipp Enders Producer: Philipp Enders
Greg hates flies. Morning after morning, those little brats bring him a new nightmare. Four short episodes, which change between humor and scare, tell us of the effect these wrong-headed day-breaks have on our protagonist. Mostly they end in one of Greg’s temper tantrums. Yet, his brother, the narrator of the film, plays a role as important as Greg himself. His voice is as tender as if he were telling us a bedtime story and the plot almost seems like episodes of a personal diary that are revised over and over again. The viewer cannot avoid assuming, that this ominous brother has made up the whole story.
Genre: Drama Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 18 minutes Director: Robert W. Angell Producer: Robert W. Angell
A man reflects on his life, before he decides to end it.
Art on the Bridge
Genre: Documentary Country: United Kingdom, Czech Republic Rated: G Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Jonas Zimmermann, Michelle Horn Producer: Jonas Zimmermann, Michelle Horn
A portrayal of the lives of street artists and vendors on the Charles Bridge in Prague. The film looks at the tightrope walk between art and commerce..
Death strikes a mortal blow… to a common house plant. This plunges little Audrey into her deepest fear, that one day her mother will meet the same fate.
Protect the Nation
Genre: Drama Country: Germany, South Africa Rated: PG Runtime: 17 minutes Director: C. R. Reisser Producer: Marcus Machura, Thomas Reisser
In the spring of 2008, a shocking wave of xenophobic attacks against foreign immigrants spread across South Africa, leading to the deaths of sixty-two people and the displacement of over 40,000. “Protect the Nation” is a humble and intimate look inside the struggles of a community and the consequences of greed, miscommunication and hate. When faced with the unexpected kindness of a stranger, a young boy begins to question himself. Does he have the courage to do what’s right?
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 18 minutes Director: Manuela Rossi Producer: Adam Perly, Manuela Rossi
Lars, a young Stasi Lieutenant, discovers his parents are underground smugglers and struggles to reconcile his feeling of kinship with his ideology.
Genre: Drama, Documentary Country: Uruguay | Brazil Rated: G Runtime: 3 minutes Director: Renato C. Gaiarsa Producer: Renato C. Gaiarsa
During a trip to Uruguay, he filmed his girlfriend. After a break-up he returned to Sao Paulo and recorded the empty apartment where they both lived. As a result, pieces of love memories in the form of film.
Genre: Musical Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 8 minutes Director: Charlie Cunliffe Producer: Mary Cunliffe
Special Delivery” is a story about a group of matchmaking friends who get an unexpected surprise when they set up a wall flower and a quirky delivery person. They witness how love can truly transform people in ways they could not have imagined
Genre: Drama Country: United Kingdom Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Callie Lane Producer: Mike Hume, Callie Lane, Amir Nader
When Michael’s girlfriend Eloise surprises him with a day out at the beach he is blissfully unaware that soon his life will begin to spiral out of control.
A House Full Of Thorns
(“Unha casa con silveiras”)
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 18 minutes Director: Roi Fernandez Producer: Roi Fernandez
The journey of a Galician actress trying to find her place in NYC breaking through her communication problems.
Always Sprinkle Pepper
Genre: Family Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 3 minutes Director: Evan Trout, Alex Rodgers Producer: Evan Trout, Alex Rodgers
Cinematic representation of the poem ‘Always Sprinkle Pepper’ by Shel Silverstein. A rebellious boy sprinkles pepper in his hair. He discovers that the pepper in his hair saves him from Wild Barbazoops and old hags.
A troubled young couple has a fight shortly after waking up.
Mothmen of Milwaukee
Genre: Comedy Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 6 minutes Director: Kristin Peterson Co-Producer and Students: Tate Bunker, instructor, Mitchell Blue, Joe Calamia, Kelly Danen, Derek Dehart, ,B.J. Fisher, Bennett Litton, Jonathan Long, Moe McPhearson, Kristin Peterson, Logan Peterson, Tony Porter, Noah Witt
Circling the lights at night, Milwaukee youth follow their leader in a new religious movement. Dressed in winged robed they explore ideas of community, joy, and purity through light.
My Prison Called Life
Genre: Family Drama Country: Canada Rated: PG Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Stephen Pickering Producer: Jeff Doiron
Charles Surdell spends his last day in prison, awaiting his execution for the murder of his wife 18 years ago. Having never received forgiveness from his son, he gives up hope that it’ll ever happen.
Genre: Musical, Animation Country: South Korea Rated: PG Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Hyun-Won Kim Producer: Hyun-Won Kim
The artist can’t focus on drawing as usual. He manages to calm himself down by venting his spleen on oil paints which are delivered today. Increasingly, he sees his appearance drawing and that bothers him. The more an appointment is getting closer, the more his nerves are on edge. What would he really want to draw ?
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST ANIMATION AWARD… Advanced Cybernetics
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD… Spare Change
Friday: 5:00 pm – Bagels & More Saturday: 12:00 pm – Bagels & More
Advanced Cybernetics – WINNER BEST ANIMATION AWARD
Spare Change – WINNER BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD
5 Minutes Each
This Too Shall Pass
Wrigley and King
The Okra Planter
WINNER BEST ANIMATION AWARD
Note: This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Animation Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 4 minutes Director: Steven Day Producer: Steven Day
Isolated on a wandering spacecraft, a sentient super-computer uses the ship’s nanotech assembler to experience the memories of its long-extinct crew.
WINNER BEST WISCONSIN FILM AWARD
Note: This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Aaron Greer Producer: Mark Metcalf, Blyth Meier, Susan Santha Kerns, Lilly Czarnecki
A light-hearted, urban fable about a homeless man’s attempt to connect to the busy world around him.
Genre: Drama Country: USA, India Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 12 minutes Director: Archana Shinde Producer: Archana Shinde, Anjali Patil
When the efforts of a young girl to save her mother from her abusive father fail, she grows up with that guilt but as a grown woman, she can get rid of the burden by standing up for herself against a bullying husband.
A metaphorical story about the constant struggle of the artist to reach those five minutes of limelight. A tale about an upswing and downfall, with the climax appearing concurrently and unexpectedly. The hermetical life of artists, who are enclosed into their own world of ideas, striving to create the epochal masterpiece.
Even if they succeed, the image they create is the reflection of themselves. And with the same fervor, they repeat the process in endless cycles.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Seth Boggess Producer: Natasha Warloe, Terri Boggess, David Wahrer
Ian is a Chicago cab driver searching for someone who will listen. As he grieves the death of his son, Ian is compelled to reach out to the strangers he encounters one night on the job. Based on the Anton Chekhov short story Misery, Left Alone is a short film that explores our need for compassionate listening when we’re in pain, and the obstacles we face in that pursuit.
This Too Shall Pass
Genre: Family Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 3 minutes Director: Marc Wiskemann Producer: Marc Wiskemann
A brief glimpse into the effects of time and our place on this earth.
Genre: Experimental Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 4 minutes Director: Katherine Balsley Producer: Katherine Balsley
‘Anima mundi,’ a latin phrase meaning ‘spirit of the world,’ Filmmaker, animator, video artist and UW-Milwaukee instructor Kate Balsley, combines thousands of individual images of flowers, both with and cultivated, to create a unique, fluid aesthetic, celebrating the beauty of the natural.
Genre: Comedy Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Dylan Damian Producer: Eric Mittan, Rebecca Connor
With the help of his family, Noah Flowers discovers he really can do anything.
Wrigley and King
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 9 minutes Director: Cornelius Murphy Producer: Robert Giordani, Jessica Shurber
A man attends his brother’s funeral and reflects on a childhood memory when his brother took revenge against a neighbor for killing the family dog.
The Okra Planter
Genre: Comedy Country: Brazil Rating: G Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Jair Molina Jr Producer: Andrei Moyssiadis
An okra farmer must choose which bicycle to purchase: a utilitarian model or the pink one desired by his daughter.
Genre: Drama Country: Canada Rating: (n/a) Runtime: 8 min. Director: Jason Goode Producer: Chris Hanson, Dylan Jenkinson
Two strangers struggle for a completely honest connection in a chance, and brief, encounter at a café.
Genre: Animation Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Hedy Yudaw Producer: Hedy Yudaw
An experimental animated poem that reflects a sad loss.
Love and War
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 15 minutes Director: Lautaro Gabriel Gonda Producer: Lautaro Gabriel Gonda
In a muddy hole in war-torn Europe our hero suffers a wound and laments a lost love, and back stateside in a swanky ’20s lounge he battles back and forth with various women. He’s a lover and a fighter, damaged but determined. With the help of a beautiful young nurse he heals and returns to the front to face his fate.
Genre: Horror, Thriller Country: USA Rated: PG-13 Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Stephen Pickering Producer: Stephen Pickering
On his way home late at night, a friendly driver stops to offer a ride to a hitchhiker. Their drive pauses at the driver’s home where they go inside and warm up with a cup of coffee and a shocking revelation.
A short documentary about Sergio Cezar’s art and its power of transformation. Sergio is also known as “Cardboard Architect”. He uses micro-trash to recreate facades, slums and whole cities. His work is an invitation for recycling the way we look at things
In a heater-less car on a frozen day, stuck between his boss’s funeral and funeral procession, a man ponders life, loss, pigeons, urinals, and what might happen when he talks to the boss’s wife.
Genre: Drama, Crime Country: USA Rated: PG Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Evan Trout, Nick Tucco Producer: Evan Trout, Nick Tucco
A young man reflects on past events that led up to a fatal tragedy. The story begins with simple love that soon crumbles into a nightmare. He is faced with a moral dilemma that will not only change the course of his life, but many others. Miserable Peace is a riddle that remains unresolved until the final seconds of the film.
Genre: Comedy Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 2 minutes Director: Robert Jarzen Producer: Robert Jarzen, Jim Lyke
Follow the creative process in show business from the blank page to the critic… in one minute.
Genre: Sci-Fi Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Johnny Wittnebel Producer: Jody Wittnebell, John Wittnebell
2 aliens are sent to earth disguised as humans to study the way of the “earthlings”.
Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 10 minutes Director: Marc Kornblatt Producer: Marc Kornblatt
Community’ is’ a short documentary about co-operative learning in and beyond a diverse third grade Wisconsin classroom. The film features narration by students explaining what they think of their work as they jump rope together, sing, solve math problems, read to kindergartners, learn about Martin Luther King’ with senior citizens and persevere on a six-mile round-trip hike to their state capitol. As the children reveal the importance of forging positive relationships, they are wise, charming and a pleasure to watch.
Mister Atse in the Pursuit of an ascending career
Genre: Animation Country: Netherlands Rated: G Runtime: 6 minutes Director: Hein van Dijk Producer: Hein van Dijk
Mr.Atse in pursuit of an ascending career.
Country: USA Rated: G Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Hedy Yudaw Producer: Hedy Yudaw
WINNER OF THE BIFF 2012 BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD… CYCLICITY
Friday: 10:00 pm – La Casa Grande Saturday: 12:00 pm – Bushel & Pecks
Cyclicity – WINNER BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD
A Comic Author X-Ray
Naia And The Moon
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 10 minutes Director: John Jacobsen Producer: Chris Oliver
Arthur is the story of a young boy just learning to take a stand for what is right. When his mother goes out for a run, he must use his imagination to travel through the darkness to overcome the dangerous beast that threatens his family.
BEST STUDENT FILM
Note:This film included in “Bundled Bests” Sunday: noon – Angel Museum
Sunday: 2:30 pm – La Casa Grande
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Jason Knade Producer: Jason Knade
Cyclicity is a girl meets girl love story that explores philosophical themes and contemporary romance while showing the life of a relationship, from beginning to end, from the first hopeful spark of attraction to the painful final goodbyes.
Genre: Drama Country: Spain, USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Àlex Lora Producer: Carlota Royuela
A girl with different boys thinks… a boy with different girls thinks… meanwhile the same question divide them…
A Comic Author X-Ray
Genre: Drama Country: Spain Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Marcos Nine Producer: Marcos Nine, Alicia Veira, Alfredo Alemparte
David Rubin makes a comic book about his feelings while his private life is being filmed for a documentary. A journey through the imagination of one of the most important comic authors of the moment.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Dominic López Producer: Dominic López, James D. Schumacher III, Isaac Brooks
Cassie and Mamet have great news to share with one another. Each disclosure will take their relationship to an amazing next step. However, an unexpected reaction threatens to ruin their whole world.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 7 minutes Director: Tyler Breitbach, Charles Cunliffe Producer: Mary Cunliffe
Living in a “pressure cooker”, a young man survives only through his fantasies of revenge until finally hies is free, he is sated.
Genre: Comedy Country: Australia Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Kelly Hucker Producer: Fiona Leally
A portrayal of people we all know but hardly ever acknowledge, and a man with a dream no one else shares.
Naia And The Moon
Genre: Drama Country: Brazil Rating: PG Runtime: 13 minutes Director: Leandro Tadashi Producer: Leandro Tadashi
Based on an indigenous tale from the Amazon Rainforest, a girl falls in love with the moon after learing how the stars were created
Genre: Drama Country: Canada Rating: R Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Jason R. Goode Producer: Dylan Jenkinson
After a wasted life of digging holes and filling them back in, Chris is faced with the task of digging his last hole.
Genre: Comedy, Action Country: USA Rating: R Runtime: 16 minutes Director: Matt MacDonald Producer: Matt MacDonald, Damian Horan, Camila Ohara Tanabe
Best friends Jeff and Tucker have grown up like most boys: playing video games and causing mischief. Now, late into their 20s, Jeff’s new job promotion is moving him out of the country and away from Tucker’s irresponsibility forever. With one last night together, they have to break into the UP-Ex shipping facility to steal back a package – a mysterious golden box – and hope their friendship can survive the adventure
Genre: Drama Country: Spain, USA Rating: R Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Roi Fernandez Producer: Roi Fernandez
A wig-seller with a secret life. A tango singer with a dark obsession. Both are bond by the night and tango.
Genre: Comedy Country: Canada Rating: R Runtime: 5 minutes Director: Murray Stiller Producer: Dean Emerick
A short film proving that in the bedroom performance is everything.
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Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-17 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Jeton Murtishi, Doug McDade Producer: Jeton Murtishi
An online chat room conversation with a child predator leads to a meeting with a loving family’s 14 year old daughter and an unexpected visitor.
Genre: Drama, Comedy Country: Singapore Rating: R Runtime: 8 minutes Director: Derrick Lui Producer: Derrick Lui
A beautiful woman examines her features for signs of fading fortune and looks. She wonders about change and aging and feels somehow that it is who she is.
In Her Eyes
Genre: Drama,Thriller Country: Australia Rating: R Runtime: 19 minutes Director: Robert Smellin, Chris Smellin Producer: Lori Young
Thur: 10:00 pm – Hendricks Art Center Friday: 5:00 pm – Angel Museum
Sunday: Noon – Nikki’s Cafe (Screening Added for Award Winners)
Genre: Various Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 54 minutes Director: Jonn Herschend Producer: Jonn Herschend
Jonn Herschend is a publisher, filmmaker and visual artist. His films and installations have been exhibited in Museums, Galleries and Art centers internationally and nationally, including a recent exhibition at Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and an on-line film series with the Oakland Museum of California. His work has appeared at LKV Gallery, Norway; the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; Diverse Works, Houston Texas; the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where his short film, “Embrace of the Irrational,” won a 2010 Golden Gate award.
He is currently co-editor and publisher (along with visual artist Will Rogan) of THE THING Quarterly, an object based publication that has featured issues by the likes of Miranda July, James Franco, Jonathan Lethem, and Dave Eggers. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University and is currently a senior lecturer at San Francisco State University and California College of Art.
Thursday: 10:00 pm – La Casa Grande Friday: 10:00 pm – Wilson Theater
Genre: Horror Country: USA Rating: R Runtime: 28 minutes Director: Frank Battiston Producer: Frank Battiston, Rene Fornari, Kevin Walton, Jose Jacho, Terrence Lee
A couple hits the road for a weekend getaway, hoping to restore their malfunctioning marriage. On their way they belief that this is the weekend that they will get to enjoy each other without interruptions. Their hope, however, turns into despair when the most desired getaway soon becomes a fight for survival as the couple is taken hostage by a psychotic serial killer.
However, they are not alone in this nightmare but they will soon find out that this can easily change. Now more than ever, they will require each other’s strength and love to find a way to escape.
Genre: Horror Country: USA Rating: R-MA Runtime: 23 minutes Director: Mark Bauer Producer: John Stevenson, Carlos Miranda, Jesse Beleck, Carole Robards
Reverend John Cole is a beloved man. By his wife, his children, his congregation. But he has a secret. Once a week, every week, he locks himself in the basement. Nobody else is ever allowed to go down there. What is John doing? What is he hiding? Today, his 12-year-old son Jake has decided to find out.
Genre: Horror, Animation Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 11 minutes Director: Colin Clarke Producer: Colin Clarke
On Halloween night, a rural ghost story comes true… Billy, his sister Lisa, and her boyfriend Mike, spend a night at the drive-in after trick or treating on Halloween. When Billy threatens to walk home through an old cornfield, Mike tells him a legend of Old Farmer Blood, who is said to have seeded his field with the blood of murder victims. When Billy disbelieves, Mike leads the trio into a nightmare of unrelenting terror.
Genre: Documentary Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 29 minutes Director: Natabara Mark Rollosson, Sanjay Rawal Producer: Sanjay Rawal, Natabara Mark Rollosson, Mridanga Spencer
Sri Chinmoy defied all notions of age being a barrier to physical development. In fact, at the age of 76 he set personal bests in a number of lifts, not measured in the tens or hundreds of pounds, but in the thousands.Challenging Impossibility illustrates that one should never give up, that we can write and rewrite our history through inspired enthusiasm and a faith in our inmost capacities.This 28-minute short film features bodybuilding and strength legends Bill Pearl, Frank Zane, Hugo Girard, Mike Katz and Dan Lurie as well as nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. Challenging Impossibility also features music by Explosions in the Sky and Arvo Pärt as well as appearances by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Sting and Susan Sarandon.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 23 minutes Director: Chris A. Adle Producer: Mary Boregino
A teenager is sent on a journey to fetch her aging grandmother and return her to the family farm. What seems on the surface to be a simple task is compounded when we learn that along her route lays a tiny house, the occupants of which she seems to have been trying to avoid.
Genre: Documentary Country:India Rating: PG Runtime: 25 minutes Director: Sushmit Gosh, Rinto Thomas Producer: Sushmit Gosh, Rinto Thomas
DILLI is a moving collection of heartfelt interviews with Delhi slum dwellers. Its lens focuses on a group of dwellers, bringing to life the untold story of mass exodus of thousands who were bulldozed from their homes and transferred to a makeshift facade – Bawana without water, shelter or drainage, while the city was being beautified for Commonwealth Games 2010. DILLI – city of dreams – is a universal story of millions of underprivileged around the world. DILLI holds up a mirror not only to India, but to every nation around the world, whose poor live forgotten under bridges, children go hungry, and fathers work thousands of miles from their families to provide. DILLI brings awareness. And awareness is the first step towards action.
Genre: Animation Country: USA Rating: G Runtime: 31 minutes Director: Paul Gailiunas, Helen Hill Producer: Paul Gailiunas, Helen Hill
Experimental Animator Helen Hill found more than 100 handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. The dresses and much of the film footage were later flood-damaged by Hurricane Katrina while Helen was still working on the film. Helen was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas has completed the film, which includes Helen’s original silhouette, cut-out, and puppet animation, as well as flood-damaged and restored home movies.
Genre: Drama Country: USA Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 20 minutes Director: J.D. Dickey Producer: Leopoldo Marino
Laurel, a suburban woman, comes to believe her neighbor may be a criminal. By paying close watch over him and taking note of his activities, she convinces her friend Karen that the man is a menace and that his daughter Olivia may be in danger. But only by entering the man’s world and finding out what really motivates him, can Laurel take the next step.Laurel believes her neighbor may be a criminal and that his daughter is in danger.
Genre: Documentary Country:USA Rating: PG Runtime: 20 minutes Director: Tom Doherty Producer: Tom Doherty
Since 1985, over 50,000 abortions have been performed at The Northern Illinois Women’s Center, (N.I.W.C.), in Rockford, Illinois. Every day that the N.I.W.C. has been open, pro-life activists have come to protest, pray, and offer alternatives to the pregnant women entering the facility. This emotional documentary takes a look into the pro-life presence in Rockford, who they are, what they do, and some of the struggles they continually endure while standing up for the unborn.