FIXED
Running Time: 0:07
Film Type: Fiction
Country: Australia
Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM

Synopsis:
Jemimah wants Tilly to have puppies.  At any cost.




Frank Flutie

Running Time: 0:40
Film Type: Fiction
Country: USA
Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM

Synopsis:
This is the personal story of a quirky lexicographer who has waged war against Corporate America by leaving a high-paying job as a copywriter for an advertising company called The Banker so he can write the first ever all sexual dictionary. In the course of his misadventures, we become grindingly aware that his radical solution to the problem of the money-world is no solution at all -- that in his desperate reaction against a monstrous system, he has become something of a monster himself.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/frankflutie?fref=ts




The Emotional Dimensions of the james river

Georgia PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:04
Film Type: Experimental
Country: USA
Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM

Synopsis:
This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity. Michelle Marquez, a fifteen-year-old scientist and artist, conceptualized, produced and directed this short experimental film in collaboration with Patrick Gregory and music of Lincoln Mitchell. She aims to challenge the traditional division and separation between Science and Art. Her three-year journey in research has revealed the deeply rooted biological connection that the human brain forms with complex images, sounds, and music. Her award winning neuroscience research correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of music and/or images with the selective triggering of emotional states. She used her scientific discoveries as a platform to share her dream of finding a place “Where Science Meets Art.” She used drones for aerial photography to capture images with a special camera converted to use Infrared (720 nm). Those images were blended with original music created especially for this film, which was ‘mathematically’ directed by the teenage producer. She is breaking the barrier between Art and Science to create a unique visual and audio experience of time perceptions and emotional dimensions. She invites viewers to ride this emotional roller coaster while dreaming about a place “Where Science Meets Art” at the James River.


Website:http://www.shellymind.com/



Elegy (AGI)

Running Time: 0:30

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Azerbaijani/Iran

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
 An old man, an expectation, a hope...









THE COMPACT

Running Time: 0:07

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM


Synopsis:
A moment in time. A man meets a woman and we experience with them their projection of a shared future.






CAPTURED

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
The sky is the limit for Zoe, a beautiful and talented photographer, but her insecurities, low self-esteem, emotional shortcomings and her want for financial support from men is holding her back from prosperity, happiness and true love. After the only man in her life, who cares about her, forces her to take a good look at herself and recognize her many good qualities, Zoe is left to do some soul searching.




COMPANION

Running Time: 0:04

Film Type: Animation

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
A stray puppy suddenly appears to brighten up a lonely boy's world. The two enjoy a long-lasting companionship as they grow old together.






Canine Interpretations:Hello, Who Are You?

Georgia Premiere

Running Time: 0:37

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @11:00AM


Synopsis:
Canine Behaviorist, Carolyn Andrejcak introduces us to the origin and reason behind of some behaviors we see in dogs.  She explains how and why the behaviors came to be by showing similarities to wolf behavior.  She also compares it to human behavior and how it is often misinterpreted.



BLUE EYED BOY

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country:Persian - Iran

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:

A boy with unusual color blindness causes his parents shame when he accidentally kills
some village livestock.  His parents seek medical treatment for the boy, and
when hospital doctors cannot help, they take him to a local Shaman for a remedy.




BICYCLE NOTES - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:04

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA
Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
This is a fantasy story made from the experimentation between art and music in one piece, pursuing an approximation of symbols that aims to show the power of music on people's feelings through a surrealistic story with a positive idea.

Website:http://www.bicyclenotes.com




BENIGHTED - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:16

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Denmark
Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:

A young girl has to face her fears and break free from her mother’s rules, when she falls in love with a guy, who has a very different view on life and death.







BEHIND THE CHORDS - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:23

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A talented but bitter musician lashes out at the world because he never got his "big break". After an encounter with a mystical homeless man, he gets his wish to be alone. He finally realizes that it's time to stop hiding behind the chords and to appreciate what he has.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/BehindTheChords?fref=ts
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j843OTV4QvM&feature=youtu.be



BED BUGS & COMPANY- WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:17

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
A New York based bed bug inspector infests people's apartments instead of inspecting them.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BBBTheMovie
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/87424118



ANNALIESE: A LOVE STORY

Running Time: 0:17

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A mysterious woman appears to a man and claims she is a vampire bitten by an ancestor of his 600 years ago. He invites her into his home then promptly tells her to leave. She later enters his house, seduces him and bites him in the neck. He awakens the next day with an appetite for blood.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/AnnalieseALoveStory?fref=ts



AKKADIA - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
Akkadia is a post-apocalyptic mystery surrounding the lives of two people who are thrown into an unknown world with no knowledge of who they are or where they came from. The mystery deepens as they encounter hostile individuals and one stranger who seems to have all the answers they seek.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/AkkadiaWeb?fref=ts&ref=br_tf



AGNES - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Australia

Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A young girl grapples with a significant loss.   Agnes is an impressionistic meditation on the bond between two sisters. An intimate portrait of love and memory.




Short Film Screenings

THE URGE2 : IT LIES WITHIN

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction - Animation

Country: Canada

Screening Room: 1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)


Synopsis
During a bizarre series of events a vampire discovers that harmless forest creatures, and even his own body, have turned against him.


Website:http://www.atticfilms.net/Atticfilms/index.html
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Urge-2-It-Lies-Within/142954905860398



UNCONDITIONAL  - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:30

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM


Synopsis:
While not a faith-based film, Unconditional examines the impact religion can have on an LGBT teen. 
Love the sinner, hate the sin.
What does that mean for an LGBT teen in a black church?  Is it a choice to be gay?  What does a family decide?  How does that teen survive on the streets?


Website: http://unconditionalfilm.com/Unconditional/Home.html
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/unconditionalfilm?_rdr=p





TRUE LOVE

Running Time: 0:06

Film Type: Fiction - Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)

Synopsis:

A couple sits down to dinner, but there's more than just steak on the menu.




TONY'S TALE: TRAGEDY IN ARIZONA

Running Time: 0:27

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Imagine being wrongfully accused of a crime, taken from your home, and imprisoned based on little to no evidence that you even committed a crime?
Tony's Tale, Tragedy in Arizona relives the compelling 2012 case of a Pit Bull named Tony, court ordered to be euthanized in the small town of Clifton, Arizona because of his breed and false charges of aggression.
This story raised worldwide public outcry over judicial murder and how breed specific legislation has gone too far.
Based on the book by Denise Carey-Costa, Tony's Tale, Tragedy in Arizona is not just about a dog, it's about family bonds and small town court corruption.
To date the film has won five film festival awards in the best short documentary category; Accolades Global Film Festival, Indie Fest, Best Shorts, Three Rivers Film Festival, and Los Angeles Film Review.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TonysTaleTragedyInArizona?fref=ts



TODD & ANNE: WATER IN THE POT

Running Time: 0:28

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Todd and Anne, a couple who recently moved in together, must adapt to the needs and expectations of the other while still remaining true to themselves.


Website:http://www.ToddAndAnneTheSeries.com



POISON APPLE - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Animation (Children's)

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
The story of Snow White told through the point-of-view of the infamous poison apple. Featuring 5 original songs and a magical blend of live actors and puppets!


Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2547120/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0bpMGe6kE




PEACE

Running Time: 0:05

Film Type: Fiction
Country: Iran
Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Sunday @ 01:00PM


Synopsis:
Why do people fight with each other mother??





PALE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT - Georgia Premiere

Running Time: 0:21

Film Type: Fiction
Country: USA
Screening Room: 2
Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Sam and Carrie just wanted to spend a quiet evening watching a marathon of horror films. However, something gets in the way of their plans. Is it Carrie's obsessive ex? Is it Sam's apathy toward the film genre? Or is it something altogether more deadly?





oPEN WOUNDS

Running Time: 0:21

Film Type: Fiction
Country: USA
Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
When a man is a victim of police brutality, four estranged friends reunite by his bedside where they realize that he is the only thing still connecting them all. Once the best of friends, they now have to decide if the unbreakable bond they once shared has been severed beyond repair.




MISS LONELINESS - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:35

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Canada

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
There are many facets to Simone Choule: single mother, struggling actress, vampire. While she makes every effort to support her teenage daughter, Simone is consumed by her addiction to blood. She finds herself haunted by her previous victims and appropriating their characteristics as well.



MENDING PINOCCHIO - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
The hunt is on! Rolly Banks is in need of the perfect 5th grade talent show act.
With the help of her best pal Simon, the pair plan a classic caper. The duo break into a puppeteer’s workshop and are captivated by the treasures they find. They narrowly miss being caught by Melvin, the reclusive creator of the wooden marionettes. As the misadventure unfolds, Rolly inadvertently leaves behind her notebook and must return to the scene of the crime to retrieve the incriminating evidence. Melvin and Rolly finally meet and teach each other life lessons in puppet making and friendship.


Website:http://www.mendingpinocchio.com/
Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/mendingpinocchio




LA PERIODE D'OR

Running Time: 0:03

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
The great friendship of two flowers endures as the magic of nature reveals itself.


Website: https://aashasriram.wordpress.com/






THE KING's GUITAR - World Premiere

Running Time: 0:28

Film Type:Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 5:30PM


Synopsis:
A diner, a forgotten wallet, and a rare guitar lead Don to a crisis of conscience.  Should he do what’s right, or what’s profitable?






FrIENDS LIKE MINE

Running Time: 0:19
Film Type: Fiction
Country: USA
Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM

Synopsis:
This is the story of Lewis, an endearing shut-in who finds friends in the most imaginative of places and discovers that not everyone has to fit the mold.

Website:http://www.scatteredfilms.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/scatteredfilms?_rdr=p




FRIENDS - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:21

Film Type: Fiction - Animation (Children's)

Country: France

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
An animated film for children about friendship and music.   The film has characters for the musical notes with different personalities, colors and shapes so that children can enjoy discovering the musical world.




Dracula: Come Into the night - World Premiere

Running Time: 0:34

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1 & 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 5:30PM (SR1) & Sunday @ 5:00PM (SR3)


Synopsis:
A new interpretation of the classic Bram Stoker story is told through dance and performance from choreographer Brandon Chitwood and filmmaker Kevin L. Powers.  Witness the birth of vampires, werewolves, demonic dolls, and mental patients through Chitwood’s original musical composition.



THE DEBT

Running Time: 0:32

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A short fiction film about a Combat Veteran whose life is falling apart unexpectedly faces her past, and it's not what she thought.
"Haunted by the shame and guilt from her time in Iraq, a woman veteran has become a stranger to her husband and child, and herself. Although desperate to escape the memories, her past catches up with her in a much unexpected way. And it's not what she thought."



THE DARK NIGHT OF THE MEAT

Running Time: 0:07

Film Type: Fiction - Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)


Synopsis:

 A steak has an existential crisis in the style of Apocalypse Now.




COSMIC KIOSK - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:17

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
One week from retiring, security guard Hank Goodman stares at blank monitors, and a bleak future. Trapped in his booth, he yearns for adventure, and true love. He’s smitten with Donna, who parks in his lot each day, but so is the dastardly Rizzo. Will the cosmos conspire to help out poor Hank?


Website:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4205836/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CosmicKiosk





BUMBLEBEES - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:05

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Despite being told as a child he would never speak or walk, Vance accomplished what doctors thought was impossible. But now he has a new challenge: dating.






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THIS WAS MY SON - GEORGIA PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 5:30PM


Synopsis:
In THIS WAS MY SON, multi-award winning film and theatre actor, MIKE WILEY, in one continuous long-take, channels the historic American Civil Rights heroine, Mamie Till, in a carefully crafted reenactment, a composite of late 1950s interviews.
Mamie Till recounts the heart rending part she played in identifying the body of her only son, Emmett Till, after he had been lynched for whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi in 1955. She speaks to the thought process behind the choices she made that helped ignite and then fuel the Civil Rights movement in America. Mamie would go on to spend the rest of her life championing the cause and continuing to tell her cautionary tale of the effects of racial hatred and bigotry.


Trailer:https://vimeo.com/113469739 




THE SOUND OF THE ROAD

Running Time: 0:03

Film Type: Animation

Country: Iran

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
The story is about fake loves. A boy and a girl meet each other in the street.  After a while they get married.   After a period of time living together and having some conflict they have a baby. In spite of the conflict they get divorced. As a result the child is wondering which one  to choose, dad or mom , the child neither chooses dad nor mom, the child chooses the way which leads to vague fate….



 

SLOPE PARK

Running Time: 0:23

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Israel-Hebrew

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:

A thirty year old man and a twelve year old girl meet at a local park.




SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK is an experimental film created using old school animation; over 5,400 drawings made with pen and paper. The film is abstract in nature, with sequences based on flags from around the world.


Website: http://cultfilms.net/



PRELUDE TO AXANAR

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 5:30PM


Synopsis:
Prelude to Axanar is an independent Star Trek project that tells the story of Captain Kirk's hero, Garth of Izar, during the war between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. It is shot as a documentary and is the back story for the forthcoming feature "Axanar".

Website:http://www.startrekaxanar.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/StarTrekAxanar



PRACTICE - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Love needs time to flower, but when desperately single Abby meets desperately undersexed Chandler, their relationship buds, blooms and wilts within six minutes.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/PracticeShortFilm



MOUSSE

Running Time: 0:40

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Sweden

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
What could be easier than robbing a small bookie place on the outskirts of town?  It’s during the year’s biggest horse race event and the betting center Washington’s Tobacco looks like the ultimate hit for some fast cash.  Mousse is a man of pride and principles and is fed up with living as a second class citizen.  But what happens when he faces principles different to his own?




THE MORNING AFTER - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:07

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
Wendi (Lynn McArthur) is a woman with a lot of baggage that has caused her to neglect her son Jack (Kendall McIntyre).  On this particular day it will be more difficult for her to cope with just getting up in the morning.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/morningaftershortfilm/timeline?pnref=story



MONSTER IN THE WASH - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:13

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
A madman terrorizes the locals in a nearby river wash.







LIFE AFTER DEATH

Running Time: 0:11

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2 & 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM (SR2) & Sunday @ 5:00PM (SR3)


Synopsis:
After killing her husband, Fred, in a failed attempt to collect on a hefty life insurance policy, Maggie Dedmon had trouble maintaining the lifestyle to which she and daughter Emma had grown accustomed. So, naturally, she had Fred re-animated so he could go back to work and provide for his family again. Now, she's making arrangements to take out a new policy on her previously deceased husband's life and collect payment as quickly as possible. It's the perfect plan.




LEONID IN SPACE - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:04

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
Leonid in Space, inspired by true events, follows Leonid, a homeless dog who goes from living the streets to becoming the Soviet Union's first Canine Cosmonaut.



THE IMPORTANCE OF LIOS - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:30PM & Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
The Importance of Lios is the story of a young earthworm named Lios who longs to know his place in the world. He spends most days alone in his room, reading books. Here he learns of many things but what he loves most is animals. Large, powerful animals that walk the earth above him. Lios feels unimportant, forgotten about in the soil, while larger animals like dogs and horses star in movies above ground.
However, his sadness has not gone unnoticed. His father, Toor, has been watching for quite some time. Toor wants so badly to show his son that earthworms are important too, especially the soil around them. He takes his son on a journey where Lios learns just how important their ecosystem is and that without it, there could be no life on Earth.
In promotion of the International Year of Soils, IPNI has partnered with Masters Candidates of The University of Georgia Dramatic Media Program to produce this short film.


Website:http://www.ipni.net/ipniweb/portal/soil2015.nsf/article/IYOS-4




FLYING MONKEYS - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:09

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 3:00PM


Synopsis:
Late again!? Stuck in a gorilla suit, divorced mom Amanda Peters abruptly leaves a kids birthday party she is working and races against time to pick up her daughter Ruby before her evil Step Mother takes her to Rome. But when Amanda's car breaks down, she meets an eclectic bunch of characters who join her along the way. With the brains of a Mr. Fix-It, the courage of a runaway bride, and the heart of a family court judge, Amanda reunites with Ruby just in time!
'Believe in your courage, wherever you start, trust your brains, follow your heart.'
- Flying Monkeys

Website:http://www.traceybwilson.com




DUALITY - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:13

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM


Synopsis:
A young woman wakes up and finds a photo of herself sleeping on her phone, she lives alone.


Trailer: https://vimeo.com/115445653





DARK HEARTS

Running Time: 0:22

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
Each day 41% of America's children wake up in a single parent home. The numbers for African American children are vastly higher; in fact 73% of them are born onto out-of-wedlock households. Presented by Fathers Incorporated and co-produced by Brathwaite Publishing, this 20min silent film short is the depiction of the dynamics that take place between two low-income non-custodial parents with children. The story takes place in Brooklyn, New York over the course of a normal day. The film puts on display how incremental incidents and scenarios can create an unrealistic reality for two parents who live their lives in an interpersonal and psychological parenting bubble.

Website: http://www.darkheartsfilm.com



THE CUTTING EDGE:

CLIMATE & THE PEOPLE OF THE CARIBOU &

THE CUTTING EDGE:

CLIMATE & THE PEOPLE OF THE WHALE


Running Time: 0:26

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 4

Date/Time: Saturday @ 8:00PM


Synopsis:
The Cutting Edge: Climate and the People of the Caribou shares perspectives on climate issues from Alaska Native peoples including their astute observation of nature and rich cultural arts. You will discover the importance of preserving Native communities at a deeper level after seeing the beauty of Alaska’s natural areas which is their homeland for almost 15,000 years; and hearing their unique earth-based cultural perspective as they face unprecedented sustainability challenges.
This 26-minute documentary film integrates Alaska Native oral history, cultural arts, and elders’ astute observations of nature. It was created to help reach and engage tribal and public audiences and strengthen their awareness and appreciation for tribes’ climate issues, artistic diversity and rich cultural heritage.
We artistically documented, preserved and are now sharing traditional Alaska Native arts that spotlight the highest standard of artistic significance. We feature exemplary Gwitch’n spokesperson, Faith Gimmell who shares stories about the Caribou People living near “the place where creation begins” the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge. We also feature traditional music and dance from the village of Minto and the Minto Singers and Dancers.
The film is produced by Portland Native American nonprofit, Wisdom of the Elders, Inc. with funding from National Endowment for the Arts. The producer is Larry Johnson and executive producer is Rose High Bear (Deg Hit’an Dine).


Website:http://www.wisdomoftheelders.org
Facebook Page:http://facebook.com/wisdomoftheelders



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WHEN I WRITE

Running Time: 0:04

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)


Synopsis:
Locked in a cell of a Parisian psychiatric hospital, Antonin Artaud wrestles with a disease that rewrites his memories with fantasy.  To keep the madness away, Artaud must write a magic spell.  The Blue Head, an avatar of Artaud’s mind, tries in vain to signal the answer from beyond the flames of a fever dream.  The two go on a journey through his microcosm, uncovering strange worlds and impossible landscapes.  The search for magic is a desperate one and Artaud’s sanity will be forfeit if he fails to find the answer behind the written pages.




WELCOME - GEORGIA PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:18

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM


Synopsis:
The day her boyfriend plans to propose to her, Anna, a young New York-based Czech doctor is held at U.S. immigration after a humanitarian trip to Uganda.

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/WelcomeShortFilm
Trailer: www.vimeo.com/serenadykman/welcometrailer




WATER WOMAN - US PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:30

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Attorney/filmmaker Laura Valtorta moves into her dream house in South Carolina -- in a community on a lake near Columbia. She turns on the water and it's brown. How is it possible for a citizen to fight a water company?




RAZOR - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Serbia

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
Vlada is the favorite barber in his town.  His every day work routine gets disrupted when unexpected visitor comes to the barbershop. It seems that Vlada has a traumatic memory that connects him to this man. Was their meeting an accident, or was it destiny?




RAISED IN THE SOUTH OF NORMAL

Running Time: 0:16

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2 & 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR2) & Sunday @ 5:00PM (SR3)


Synopsis:
Award-winning filmmaker Daniel Espeut interviews Lauretta Hannon about stories from her bestselling book, "The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life." Even after writing her story about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Lauretta has yet to set foot on the grounds of her youth, until now. Plagued with a family history of attempted abortion, abandonment, alcoholism, and violence, Lauretta discovers a new affirmation to her life by returning to her childhood home. In "Raised in the South of Normal," we find out how Lauretta is able to confront the discord and deaths of her parents and realize her purpose as a writer.




THE QUESTION - TYRESE

Presented By: Make A Film Foundation

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM


Synopsis:
This is a behind the scenes documentary short on the making of the Make a Film Foundation’s production “Put it in a Book.” Tyrese has Cerebral Palsy. He does not let that stop him. He poses a profound question his film. He made his film in the Make A Film Foundation Short Documentary program 'Vidz 4 Kidz'. He was mentored by Academy Award Nominated Director Bennett Miller (Moneyball, FoxCatcher) and  Sundance Alum-Adetoro Makinde.


Website:http://makeafilmfoundation.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/makeafilmfoundation?fref=ts



PUT IT IN A BOOK

Presented By: Make A Film Foundation

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM


Synopsis:
"Put it in a Book" is the first narrative short film created by Make a Film Foundation.  18 year old Jabril Muhammad who has Sickle Cell Anemia wrote and starred in this film with Kerry Washington (Django Unchained) and Michael Ealy (Think Like A Man).  It was directed by Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Knobbs).  In this film two brothers try to survive the mean streets of LA, when one is killed by gang violence, the other has to choose a path of righteousness or revenge.


Website: http://makeafilmfoundation.org/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/makeafilmfoundation?fref=ts



PURPLE HEART - WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:16

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 2:30PM


Synopsis:
Purple Heart tells the story of a young Iraq War veteran caught in the downward spiral of PTSD. His girlfriend, a deaf artist, tries to help him but he pushes her away. As his life unravels, he begins to lose control, veering towards tragedy. Will the war claim another casualty?




Oh Han river, heed my story

Running Time: 0:40
Film Type: Non-Fiction
Country: Nepal
Screening Room: 3
Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM

Synopsis:
The river Han is the main water resource in Korea. The survival of millions of people depends on it. It is considered as the heart of Korea where many migrant workers share their pain, sorrow, lost dreams and misery. As the Korean government remains deaf and indifferent to the migrant workers 'bitter experiences, they share their problems with the river Han. The film takes an interest in these songs, in the pain and dreams of people who can unscrupulously be thrown out as soon as they are not needed anymore. The Nepalese director follows a young compatriot who worked for many years in South Korea and who is now forced to go back to his native land.





MY MAYIM- WORLD PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:11

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Israel

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
The film takes place at a family courthouse, where legal rights and custody over a child, are about to be decided. The lawyers are focused on winning the case, motivated by ego, while the helpless parents are being blindly led by the lawyers' ambitions. The judge - who recognizes pure and natural wisdom within the child, gives him the authority pass the final verdict.



LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Running Time: 0:14

Film Type: Fiction

Country: UK

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
A Shy Lonely Young Man (SLYM) arrives in a new country, in a strange new town.
His world is suddenly lit up when he spots his beautiful neighbor on the balcony opposite his new room.
He tries desperately to be noticed, yet she remains stubbornly oblivious to his infatuation.
SLYM is not giving up though – he has one more idea to try.
Can he catch her attention and win her heart?


Website:http://www.loveatfirstsightfilm.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Sight Films/346472948765995





Junk Girl

Running Time: 0:16

Film Type: Animation

Country: Iran

Screening Room: 1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)


Synopsis: 
There once was a girl.  Who was made of junk.  She looked really dirty, and she smelled like a skunk.  She was always unhappy…






I'VE JUST HAD A DREAM

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction

Country: Spain

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:

Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.







GORAN
Running Time: 0:11

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: Serbia

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Joy and frustration as constructed by Goran Gostojić of Novi Sad.




FISHBONE

Running Time: 0:09

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 1

Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM


Synopsis:
When seven-year-old Jade catches her divorced father with another woman, she is forced to choose between telling the truth and staying in her father's good graces.

Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/fishbonefilm





THE DEVIL GOES DOWN

Running Time: 0:11

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
The Devil challenges a young man to a game of basketball. The stakes? What is in the Devil's bag against the young man's soul.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nick.julius1





THE DANGLE - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:20

Film Type: Fiction

Country:USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
When down on his luck American spy Tom Ryder comes face to face with the world's greatest mercenary in 1975 Moscow he decides to take matters into his own hands... but she has other plans.

Website:http://www.thedanglefilm.com/
Facebook Page:https://www.facebook.com/thedanglefilm




WOMEN OF THE STORM

Running Time: 0:29

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
Are women better at civic activism than men? Hundreds of civic groups emerged after Hurricane Katrina, but one was particularly notable, bringing together women across race and class to lobby Congress for the rebuilding of New Orleans. Through strategy sessions and insider footage of Congressional meetings, Women of the Storm asks why they were successful, how they coped with setbacks, and their reasons for shifting to a broader agenda.




WINDY LOU'S LAST MISSION - GEORGIA PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:27

Film Type: Non-Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 5:00PM


Synopsis:
91 year-old Lieutenant Colonel Raymond O. Rowe of the 8th Army Air Corps recounts his experiences as a B-17 bomber pilot in World War II. He was shot down on his 16th mission over Germany and became a Prisoner-Of-War. He was liberated six months later by the forces of General Patton and now resides in Ringgold, Georgia.




VIVA LA ROACH - GEORGIA PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:05

Film Type: Fiction (Family & Children’s Films)

Country: United Arab Emirates

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:
A whimsical yet informative look at the much maligned and loathed cockroach.



VINTAGE VEHICLE

Running Time: 0:08

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 2

Date/Time: Sunday @ 11:00AM

 

Synopsis:
A celebrity buys back his first car to impress a girl.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Vehicle/395976407222472



SARAH FRIEND - GEORGIA PREMIERE 

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Sunday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A single mother's spirituality is called into question while visiting her aging mother in hospice. A child's imagination and a mother's reality clash with one another when her daughter's imaginary friend comes to life.





REFLECTIONS

Running Time: 0:19

Film Type: Fiction

Country: USA

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 1:00PM


Synopsis:
A serial killer targeting blonde women may have met his match when he sets his sites upon a mysterious waitress.







PINT - GEORGIA PREMIERE

Running Time: 0:10

Film Type: Fiction

Country:Australia

Screening Room: 3

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00AM


Synopsis:

Jackson probably shouldn't have come to his girlfriend's sister’s wedding. Nobody really wants him there - not his girlfriend, not her Grandpa, and not least the Bride. And he really shouldn't be drinking as much as he is... but what's the worst that could happen?




once we were slaves - Georgia Premiere

Running Time: 0:27

Film Type: Fiction
Country: USA
Screening Room: 1
Date/Time: Saturday @ 4:00PM


Synopsis:
The story of an influential event 2000 years ago from the viewpoint of two people who had a unique perspective.





THE LITTLE ZOMBIE

Running Time: 0:01

Film Type: Animation

Country: USA

Screening Room:1 & 2

Date/Time: Saturday @ 11:00Am (SR1) & Sunday @ 6:30PM (SR2)


Synopsis:

A zombie bites off more than he can chew in this children's tale about consumption.