2014 Films: A
A Life Imagined (USA, 11 Min)
Directed by: Amy Obarski
Written by: Amy Obarski
Cast: Frances Michalek
A day in the life of a woman living with Alzheimer's, visited by memories of her past.
A Life Outside (USA, 01:23:00)
Directed by: Catherine Brabec
Written by: Catherine Brabec
This is a story of passion and obsession. Its the story of the relationships of six New Jersey surfers who got on a surfboard 50 years ago and haven't stopped to this day. Pioneering the surf break at the Casino Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ in the 60's, surfing freezing waters before wetsuits existed, they found themselves inside the grip of a passion, an obsession so deep, only those who ride waves would understand. Surfing the Pier was a privilege earned, a territory protected, and friendships were complicated by fierce competition.
The Pier, an icon for decades was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. This is the life story of these men, deeply connected to nature, water and weather, and the lessons learned from the ocean.
A Life Outside is about more than surfing, its about not giving up or giving in, and having the courage to live life deeply, without compromise.
A Long Shot (USA, 4 minutes)
Directed by: DANIEL FREEMAN
Written by: DANIEL FREEMAN
A young man tries to woo the girl of his dreams in a matter of minutes
A Second Skin (Canada, 9:28)
Directed by: Shawn Kosmerly
Written by: Eric McKenzie & Shawn Kosmerly
While battling to find the person she was meant to be, Christin Milloy made the life changing decision of becoming a woman. Unhappy with the way the Canadian government views the transgender community, Chirstin has made it her duty to take on these pressing issues, as well as be the first transgender person to run for provincial office.
A Stitch in Time (for $9.99) (USA, 13)
Directed by: Mu Sun
Written by: Michael Jonathan Smith
Cast: Kim Kutner, Catherine Taber, Doreen Calderon, Jeff Blumberg, Kieron Elliott, Ryan Churchill
Laura Fein has an appointment at a time travel agency to have a burning question answered: Does her coworker like her?
A Summerhouse (Italy, USA, 8 minutes)
Directed by: Federica Gianni
Written by: Pernille Rivedal Hellevik
Cast: Barbara Folchitto, Claudio Parise, Lucia Batassa
Walter is an incredibly attentive kid who is ignored most of the time by his numerous family. As he roams through their big summerhouse he ends up finding an odd task for himself which leads him to a great discovery.
Directed by: Alexandra Jackman
Written by: Alexandra Jackman
A Teen's Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism is a primer on how individuals can better relate to those with Autism. The goal of the film is to help typically developing teens learn about Autism and thus increase acceptance of their autistic peers. Autism experts, people with Autism, parents of people with Autism as well as teens and adults not on the Autism spectrum give us their insights in concert with real life examples, dramatizations, graphics, interviews and narration. A Teen's Guide to Understanding and Communicating with People with Autism helps us to identify with what it may be like to think and behave like an Autistic person and as a result, reduce fear, increase compassion and encourage understanding.
Abbitte eines Mörders (Germany, 22)
Directed by: Julian Cohn
Written by: Julian Cohn
Cast: Ludwig Blochberger, Olaf Krätke, Bernd Gnann
A murderer´s confession.
Pater: "Are you willing to repent?" Kapuze: "Aah, one step at a time. I will be repenting. All in good time."
Aerobics - A Love Story (Sweden, 00:76:13)
Directed by: Anders Rune
Written by: Niklas Holmgren
Cast: Madeleine Martin, Marina Nyström, Victor Von Schirach
Maria is mentally challenged and lives with her overprotective sister Helen. Maria falls in love with a man, Janne. A marvelous and odd story about forbidden love by award winning Director Anders Rune, shot in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden.
After the Flood Only Love Remains (USA, 7 Min)
Directed by: Geoff Ryan
Written by: Geoff Ryan
When all that you love is taken away, all you are left with is love. From the remnants of her home a young girl rebuilds the life lost and clings to her memories while creating new ones in her imagination.
All American Boy (USA, 00:05:02)
Directed by: Jason Knade
Written by: Jason Knade, Brendan Leahy
Cast: Steve Grand, Ashley Lobo, Nick Alan
"...raw and heartbreaking tale of love that surpasses sexual orientation."
ALONE (USA, 4)
Directed by: Emileigh Barrett
Written by: Michael Addison
Cast: Michael Addison, Vanessa Bryan
Two lost souls feel so alone that even when their paths cross, they can not see everything they ever need is right in front of them.
Am Ende der Arbeit (Germany, 47)
Directed by: Katharina Waisburd
Written by: Katharina Waisburd
Cast: Marianne Meier, Volker Hamann, Heinz Piela, Günter Doppel, Gisela Doppel, Ute Geier, Günter Geier, Peter Wehrle
The goodbye after 40 years of work before retirement.
AM800 (USA, 18:03)
Directed by: James Roe
Written by: James Roe
Cast: Tracy Miller, Leon Contavesprie, Joe Sokemen, Jim Roe, Jenny Freeman, Jacob McManus, David Wortham, Craig Leydecker, Cathie Choppin, Ben Matheny
Clyde Thompson's reclusive, mundane life is changed forever when he discovers a mysterious tunnel in his living room closet.
An Accidental Memoir (USA, 5:46)
Written by: K.W. Kuchar
Cast: David Newman, Doug Porter, Heather Strauss, Jennifer Steiger, Meryl Crock, Rebecca Gray
A years worn book links together the personal history of a group of strangers who leave behind glimpses of their journey through life; leaving behind 'an accidental memoir'.
Anamnesis (USA, 32 Min)
Directed by: Joe DiCanio
Written by: Joe DiCanio
Cast: Peter Coleman & Krista Donargo
A man struggles to gather photos, videos and trinkets for his memory stricken wife and put them into a computer/hard drive with an algorithm to bring her memory back.
Arbor Day (USA, 12 Min)
Directed by: Samuel Long
Written by: Samuel Long
Cast: Jack-Henry Kay, Jeni Lee Richey, Jim buford, Sam Sommer, Nate Czarling, Ron Shedd
Ford's 'The Searchers' meets Carpenter's 'The Thing' in a horror story told 'round a campfire. But be weary of your storyteller! All may not be right with this stranger.
AU-DELA DU NUAGE °Yonaoshi 3.11 (Japan, 95)
Directed by: Keiko Courdy
Written by: Keiko Courdy
A film on Japan after Fukushima.