2016 Films: A
A Beautiful Now (United States | 2015, 1 hour 38 min)
Directed by: Daniela Amavia
Written by: Daniela Amavia
Cast: Abigail Spencer Cheyenne Jackson, Sonja Kinski Collette Wolfe, Patrick Heusinger Elena Satine, Hana Hayes Guy Burnet, John Patrick Amedori
A beautiful dancer (Abigail Spencer) balances on the razor’s edge between reality and fantasy, ultimately relying on her friends to help her figure out the passions that have shaped who they are and whom they thought they would become.
A Broken One (United States | 2015, 6 min)
Directed by: Yifu Zhou
Written by: Yifu Zhou
Mills, a widower, fulfills his last wish with the help of a broken creature.
A Contramano (Australia | 2015, 5 min)
Directed by: Angelica Cristina Dio
Two men settle their differences in an unusual game of chess.
A Nearly Perfect Blue Sky (France | 2016, 35 min)
Directed by: Quarxx
You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong... Contrary to appearances, he does not live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate. Convinced of having contacts with beings from elsewhere, Simon is getting lost one step at a time while border between reality and nightmare is progressively fading away.
A Short Film About Arthur (United States | 2015, 7 min)
Directed by: Niels Alpert
Arthur Arbit is the grooviest tailor in Brooklyn. From the moment you enter his workshop in his old-school Williamsburg loft, it’s clear that someone special lives here.
A Spring Arrangement (Canada | 2016, )
Written by: Tanya Carleton Lovrics
A married gay couple meets with a precocious pregnant teen to finalize adoption plans when both parties get cold feet.
A Tale with Christ and Jesus (Una Historia con Cristo y Jesus) (Cuba | 2015, 30 min)
Directed by: Oldren Romero
Written by: Oldren Romero
Cast: Hector Medina, Dayron Moreno, Laura de la Uz
Christ is a lonely young man who has not overcome the loss of his mother and the memories of a violent childhood full of abuse. Jesus is a student who still lives with his parents, with an intolerant overprotective mother and very different to Christ's past.
Abstract Iterations II (United Kingdom | 2015, 4 min)
Directed by: Sabrina Schmid
This abstract animation created in the UK combines direct-on-film painting and collaging on 35mm film with computer imaging via digitally manipulating the film images further.
Adrien (Le Garagiste) (Canada | 2015, 1 hour 27 min)
Directed by: Renée Beaulieu
Written by: Renée Beaulieu
Cast: Normand D'Amour, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Louise Portal, Nathalie Cavezzali
Airjunkie (United States | 2015, 4 min)
Directed by: Dylan Coburn
A renegade freedom fighter who lives his life on the edge, reveals his legacy, and explains his reasons to live.... and die.
Alanna Royale- I Know (United States | 2016, 4 min)
Directed by: Justin Tandy
Music video for an upcoming single. Recoded live in Brave barbershop located in Nashville, TN.
Alice's Misfortunes In Underland (United Kingdom | 2015, )
Written by: Nikki S. Colt
In the streets of London, a lonely and homeless girl named Alice realizes just how deep she can fall.
American Wrestler: The Wizard (United States | 2015 , 1 hour 56 min )
Directed by: Alex Ranarivelo
Written by: Brian Rudnick
Cast: William Fichtner, Jon Voight, George Kosturos, Lia Marie Johnson, Ali Afshar, Gabriel Basso and Sasha Feldman
1979, 'The Wizard' is based on a true story of a teen who escapes during the Iranian revolution with only his life, immigrates to North California, faces racism, bullying and general American hostility due to the American hostage crisis in Iran. Against all odds, and surpassing the community's expectations, he succeeds in becoming a State Wrestling Champion. (Based on a true story)
Anna (United States | 2015, 16 minutes)
Directed by: Eric Latek
'Anna' is an intimate portrait through the eyes of Anna who is a wife, mother, grandmother and Native American activist who endures the final stage of Alzheimer's. This film is only through her eyes.
Antarctica (United States | 2015, 2 min)
Directed by: Reuben Hernandez
Antarctica is a short documentary film that features one second a day during a more than two month long journey from NYC to The Great White Continent.
Antonio, Dashing Antonio (Antonio, Lindo Antonio) (France | 2015 , 42 minutes)
Directed by: Ana Maria Gomes
Antonio, Dashing Antonio is a film about the director’s uncle who left Portugal for Brazil 50 years ago, at the age of 19 – never to return. Over the years, he has promised his mother that he would come back… but half a century later, she is still waiting. Why did he never return?
Apparition (United States | 2014, 100 min)
Directed by: Quinn Saunders
Written by: Pete Cafaro
Cast: Katrina Law, Jody Quigley, Lili Bordan, Thomas Roy
Apparition is a supernatural thriller exploring the themes of love, death, and the fragility of the mind. When Doug's fiancee, Lori, is killed in a car accident, he retreats to their isolated farmhouse to deal with his loss. Left to grieve amid years of memories, Doug realizes he has not returned alone. As he learns the tragic history of the farmhouse, supernatural occurrences leave him fearing for his sanity, and reveal a secret Lori took with her to the grave. Struggling to determine whether what he is seeing is real, or all in his head, Doug finds solace in the company of Jamie, a local grad student. As their friendship deepens, Doug draws her with him into the horrifying events unfolding in the old farmhouse.
Araf (Turkey | 2015, 3 min)
Directed by: Anne Murray
Araf is a video about the borderland between heaven and hell and represents contemporary shamanism in Turkey at the Babayan Culture House in Ibrahimpasa in the Cappadocia region.
Astro Son (United States/Chile | 2014, 3 min)
Directed by: Michelle Cassis
Cast: Justice Winter, Nylda Ria Mark
Tharir, an 8-year-old kid, wants to become an astronaut to meet with his dad.