2018
FILMS

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Nimmermehr - Drear

Nils Helling

When Leah learns that her Dad fell seriously ill, she escapes into her own world. Soon the 12-year old girl must witness her sanctuary revealing itself as a dim and gloomy place. Something sinister is hiding in it's darkness and when it starts following her, she's about to drown in her nightmare once and for all.

Omphaloskepsis

Will Berry

A young woman confronts her umbilical obsession with uncanny results.

Running A.T. Full Speed

Ryan Simmons

Running A.T. Full Speed follows the journey of ultra-runner Drew Burnett's attempt to break the speed record of the Appalachian Trail to raise $100,000 for an orphanage in Uganda.
The trail spans 14 states from Maine to Georgia and takes hikers along 2,180 miles of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. A grueling trail, with a 70% failure rate, challenges Drew to his limits both physically, mentally and emotionally. Preparing him for what is next.

Silvia in the Waves

Giovana Olmos

Noa and Mireille commit to the painful responsibility of organizing the obsequies for Jean, beloved husband and father identifying as a woman during the last months of her life. The vigil brings a clothing decision that threatens the complicity of the mother and son duo.

Skates

Maddelin McKenna

Set against the backdrop of a bleak suburban town on New Year’s Eve 1979, a young boy working at the local roller-skating rink forms a bond with a girl skating there that night. This is a delicate story about two identities, who find solace in each other’s shared feelings of loneliness and isolation on the last night of the year.

The Best of All Worlds

Adrian Goiginer

A kid´s true story of his life in the unusual world of his heroin addict mother and their love of each other.

The Fare

Santiago Paladines

Javier, a 19-year-old Ecuadorian works transporting undocumented immigrants from the Mexican border to stash houses in Southern California. Working his way up a gang of human traffickers, everything changes the day he meets Cristina, a 14-year-old girl from his same hometown in Ecuador. As Javier is forced by the gang to use her as an instrument of his initiation to the gang, his memories and long forgotten past is uncovered. On the way to deliver her to a sex trafficking organization, Javier will have to decide between being loyal to the man that gave him everything or save Cristina’s life.

The Kiss

Cameron Boscoe

A young man kisses an older man at a party and must overcome the judgement of his homophobic brother.

The Last Pig

Allison Argo

The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a farmer in his final year of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals his growing conflict over a life spent “peddling in death.” As the story unfolds, his struggle becomes our own. The Last Pig is a poetic snapshot of a seminal year in one man’s life as he journeys beyond the slaughterhouse.

The Stranger on Earth

Chloë Saint-Denis

In Marseilles, away from the spotlight, Eric Alcala paints restlessly his dreams and fears. He is a talented painter and musician preparing for an art exhibition. In the midst of a break up with his life long partner, he is also realising that he might be bipolar. The film weaves between his past and present condition with insomnia, fibromyalgia and mental instability. An eternal social outcast, his childhood experiences are the foundations of his naïve yet engaged art. Through his creativity, he externalises his pain, he calls his creativity the “illness that heals” - but to what extent? A man striving to breakthrough on the art world, while attempting to realign his troubled mind, body and soul.