2018 Films: S
Saaba (USA | 2017, 7 min)
Directed by: Brandon Kramer
This new six-part digital docu-series explores a community-based attempt to fight violence in Burkina Faso in the Sahel region of West Africa. Each episode profiles a community member in the small town of SAABA: a police officer, a Muslim cleric, a leader of a vigilante security group, a women's activist, and the tribal chief. In the final episode, all of the participants come together in an attempt to build security and resilience in a community on the border of Boko Haram and ISIS strongholds in West Africa. The series is an honest, authentic, people-centered view of a peace-building effort in an area drawing increasing international attention for its role in combating violent extremism.
Saboteur (Canada | 2017, )
Written by: Sylvia Carter
A lonely woman encounters a persistent obstacle as she tries to complete an online dating profile.
Sacred Hair (Cheveux Sacrés) (Canada | 2017, 13 min)
Directed by: Mario Morin
A fortuitous life changing encounter between a young ill boy and a Muslim woman in a Montreal park.
Sadie (USA | 2017, 6 min)
Directed by: Sabrina Marki
A young girl struggles to escape the memories of her mother's death.
Save (Spain/Germany | 2017, 4 min)
Directed by: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Cast: Roland Von Kummant, Josephine Ehlert
Dawn. A baby breaks the silence.
Sculpt the Motion (Italy, 6 min)
Directed by: Devis Venturelli
Sculpt the motion shows continuous transformations of metallic bodies through different urban plans. Contemporary architecture is a scenario for a performance, an experience as a sculptural promenade in a continuous flux. Silver strata of insulating material in action through the body change in mobile sculptures evoke Boccioni's Futurist dynamism.
Seeking Rebirth (USA, 5 min)
Directed by: Luca Pizzoleo
"Seeking Rebirth" follows artist Antonio Del Prete as he creates his next masterpiece. We learn Antonio's process and the emotions he feels while creating.
Segment 3 (Canada, 2 min)
Directed by: Dominik Pagacz
Segment 3's recursive flagship piece.
Sell Your Body (USA | 2017, 11 min)
Directed by: Jaanelle Yee
Cast: Nadira Foster-Williams, Pauline Sherrow, Menuhin Hart
Student debt + Dating app = Threesome gone wrong
Send Nudes (USA | 2017, 1 min)
Directed by: Delia Barth and Catherine Santino
Written by: Delia Barth and Catherine Santino
Cast: Martin Ellison and Catherine Santino
A web series about modern dating.
Seven Steps (Italy | 2017, 15 min)
Directed by: Matteo Graia
Said is an Egyptian 16 year old immigrant who earns his money dealing heroin near the train station in Rome. A girl who likes him makes him try the heroin he sells. He begins a journey into the world of addiction that leads him to live on the street. Mohammed a middle-aged Arab, takes Said under his protection, takes him to live in his home, helps him detox, teaches him and then gives him a choice. He asks Said to decide what he wants to do with his future.
Siblings (Hermanos) (UK, 1 hour 20 min)
Directed by: Laura Plancarte
Written by: Laura Plancarte
Cast: Vanessa, Chuy, Chato and Omega
Siblings (Hermanos) portrays immigration between Mexico and the US through an intimate encounter with families who, regardless of coming from Mexico or the US, face similar troubles seeking the American Dream.
Singer (USA | 2017, 7 min)
Directed by: Paloma Lopez
Cast: Hannah Sharp
An isolated girl leaves her land behind to go audition for a singing TV show in the city.
Single in Tel Aviv (Israel, 18 min)
Directed by: Tal Haimovich, Maya Markovich
The film tells the story of Emma, a single 80 years old woman living in Tel-Aviv. Emma shares her thoughts and insights on men, women, relationships, and parenthood. Her insights stem from her life experiences as well as from her unique personality. The story of Emma also echoes to the millennial singles living in big cities full of excitements and holding ambivalent attitudes about romantic relationships and family life. In a broader sense the film deals with sex, love, alienation and loneliness and raises questions about the choices we make and how those choices shape our life.
Sinnerman (USA | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Mazen Attalla
A boy chases a light that illuminates his world and teaches him compassion and understanding.
Sissi without Franz (Sissi ohne Franz) (Germany | 2017, 17 min)
Directed by: Tim Garde
Sissi splits up with her beloved Franz and needs to find happiness elsewhere.
Sister (USA , 12 min)
Directed by: Taylor Shortall
Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera.
Six Letter Word (USA, 16 min)
Directed by: Lisanne Sartor
An unlikely mother is forced to come to terms her young son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one her johns.
Slip Up (USA | 2017, 5 min)
Directed by: Ben Clark
A man frantically tries to hide a body when he finds himself implicated in a robbery gone awry.
Smoot (USA | 2017, 3 min)
Directed by: Emily Satterfield
Smoot tells the tale of a little leaf bunny living an idyllic life in his tree home. After tragedy strikes and everything he has is lost, Smoot must find a way to carry on and find a new home.