40 Minutes Over Maui

Oct 16, 2020

For 40 minutes on January 13, 2018, the fate of the world hung in the balance, for Larry and Penny... their Hawaiian vacation was ruined.

Affurmative Action

Oct 16, 2020

An exploration of workplace diversity through "meet the team" pages.

Angelito

Oct 16, 2020

After his father's death, Ángel seeks reconciliation and the chance to learn more about his family through the help of his Grandfather and Day of the Dead.

Behind The Mask: The Story Of El Dragon

Oct 16, 2020

A young Mexican wrestler named "El Dragon" from El Paso, Texas shares his personal journey of Lucha Libre. Trained and mentored by the legendary Cobarde II, Cobarde jr , & Impostor from Cd Juarez, El Dragon's 12 year career continues throughout the Borderland.

Blackheads

Oct 16, 2020

A woman copes with bad therapy, heartbreak and blackheads.

Blocks

Oct 16, 2020

An existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit toy blocks.

Borrowing Fire

Oct 16, 2020

“In Ethiopia, growing up, we used to go to the neighbor and say, ‘Can I borrow some fire?’ because we didn’t have matches.” Yonas tells this story to his congregation as an analogy for their relationship with God, borrowing God’s “fire” to warm and feed their own lives.

Bug Farm

Oct 16, 2020

Four distinct women in Central Florida bond over working with crickets, superworms, and roaches on an insect farm in the small town of LaBelle.

Call Center Blues

Oct 16, 2020

Call Center Blues is a lyrical portrait  of an unlikely  community of US deportees and their loved ones struggling to rebuild their lives in Tijuana, Mexico.

Campaign for a New American

Oct 16, 2020

An Indian immigrant’s daughter campaigns to be elected as the first woman of color to the city council of a working class town that has always been a magnet for immigrants. The town, 38% new immigrant, is still being run by the offspring of last century’s immigrants.

CELL 364

Oct 16, 2020

A former Stasi prisoner revisits his cell.

Come (eat)

Oct 16, 2020

Set in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving event at her school and no one eats it.

Cruces

Oct 16, 2020

A struggling stand up comedian returns to his hometown from Los Angeles for a show. Upon returning home, he must navigate through his estranged relationship with his father.

Cuarto Obscuro

Oct 16, 2020

A mysterious briefcase is followed around the city by a detective.

CUT THE TECH

Oct 16, 2020

On her best friend's birthday, Julia Ayala breaks her phone by accident. She is tasked to navigate the day without technology and attend her best friend's party.

Darrouzett, TX

Oct 16, 2020

In a small Texas town where the gravestones outnumber the people, this soon-to-be ghost town and its residents live out their heartwarming final moments together, hand in hand.

De La Luz

Oct 16, 2020

Mexican Immigrant family risks the Southwest desert in search of a better life, while encountering blinding lights in the sky.

Double Tap

Oct 16, 2020

A screen-obsessed teen ignores a chainmail instagram post. Big mistake.

Dream Catcher

Oct 16, 2020

Thanks to a technology that allows users to record and view their dreams, a seemingly-perfect couple must confront the inner distress plaguing their relationship.

En Mi Alma

Oct 16, 2020

Power dynamics shift between an Asylum Officer and an Asylum Seeker when they run into each other at a bar.

Face to FaceTime

Oct 16, 2020

In this ridiculous, sometimes gag-inducing sex comedy, Claire initiates a FaceTime call, only to discover Danny's flaccid enthusiasm for her.

Figurant

Oct 16, 2020

A man follows a group of workers coming for daywork in an industrial area. Soon, he’s stripped from his clothes and identity, dressed in a military uniform and armed. His determination not to fall behind the others is then tested by a series of unsettling events.

Flush

Oct 16, 2020

After one of them becomes a mother, long time but now distant friends Nic and Sam attempt to reconnect over a stormy night fraught with drinking and dancing, secrets and lies.

Gravedad

Oct 16, 2020

Some days are light and some days are heavy. - In a world where gravity changes constantly, you have to find something to keep you grounded.

Hambre

Oct 16, 2020

A homeless man tries to find something to eat on the streets of Mexico City.

Hand in Hand

Oct 16, 2020

Two politicians shake hands. The Situation gets out of hand.

HARBOR

Oct 16, 2020

When Adè€le, an english teacher, spontaneously lets a young 15 years old migrant, illegaly board a ferry for england with her class, she is far from grasping the importance of her gesture and its consequences on this overnight trip.

Heat

Oct 16, 2020

During an extreme heat wave, a shy girl seeks refuge in an ice cream shop. But when she looks into the eyes of the charming vendor, she is on thin ice.

Help Me, Please

Oct 16, 2020

A child stumbles upon what seems to be the perfect house, yet its interior holds unexpected surprises

Homesickening

Oct 16, 2020

Five twenty-somethings living quarantined together search for meaning in each other and confront their own mortality as they start to succumb to an impending plague.

Hot Summer Day

Oct 16, 2020

A passerby finds a dog locked in a hot car.

I See a Darkness

Oct 16, 2020

Alex is a photographer working for a commercial agency. He’s weary from creating uninspired content at the job and an increasingly dysfunctional relationship at home. The more he tries to fit in at work and justify his relationship the further away those bonds become. As his malaise grows unbearable he self-destructively becomes infatuated with a prostitute. A mixture of memories and revelations emerge as he struggles to accept his past, present, and possible futures.

I'm Happy, I Promise

Oct 16, 2020

A series of phone calls between Parker and his friends narrate Parker's mission to find true happiness through superficial obsessions.

In Your Arms Tonight

Oct 16, 2020

A young maid contemplates her future after having an affair with her rich employer, who is struggling to reconnect with his wife after she was sexually assaulted over a year ago.

Jeremiah

Oct 16, 2020

An Asian American high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an encounter with a mysterious figure.

Kids These Days

Oct 16, 2020

A young couple has an important conversation at an inopportune time, all while chaotically wrapped up in a world of suburban moms, ice cream and fake kidnapping.

Land of My Father

Oct 16, 2020

A Korean farmer protests the Japanese government in Tokyo over its claims of the disputed island territory of Dokdo after he finds out his father was abducted and enslaved in a coal mine during the Japanese occupation of Korea. A Korean woman who lived on Dokdo with her father struggles to keep his legacy alive after the Korean government mysteriously erased their history of being pioneering residents. Set in the unresolved trauma of the Japanese occupation of Korea, Land of…

Malakout

Oct 16, 2020

Music was his passion. Love was his masterpiece.

Michelle

Oct 16, 2020

A shy Asian American girl fights off her bullies with a little help from her idol: decorated US figure skater Michelle Kwan.

Milk Toast

Oct 16, 2020

A man faces an existential crisis over toast.

Minor Injustice

Oct 16, 2020

Texas is now one of only 4 states that charges 17 year olds as adults. During the 2017 legislative session there were two bills being introduced that addressed this issue. One to raise the age of adult prosecution from 17 to 18 and the other would allow people currently in prison for a crime committed before the age of 18 a chance at early parole.

Mizuko

Oct 16, 2020

In Japanese Buddhism, there is a post-abortion grieving ritual called 'water child memorial.' Inspired by this ritual, Mizuko is an intimate look of how a half-Japanese American woman reexamines abortion ethics after becoming pregnant herself.

Modern Whore

Oct 16, 2020

University student by day, escort by night, Andrea Werhun led a secret life under the alias “Mary Ann.”

Mthunzi

Oct 16, 2020

The film follows Mthunzi walking home from the shops as he sees a lady go into seizures in her driveway - he is then asked to help carry her in by her niece and so becomes caught up in a world he does not belong.

Natal

Oct 16, 2020

Carlos experiences his first encounter with gender norms. Miguel reexamines his beliefs on masculinity set by cultural standards.

Neighbor of the Year

Oct 16, 2020

A man struggles with isolation.

No Crying at the Dinner Table

Oct 16, 2020

A collection of family secrets, confessions and confrontation.

November 1st

Oct 16, 2020

Traveling to witness the execution of her son’s murder, a mother is torn between retaliation and reconnecting with her estranged daughter. 

Paralysis

Oct 16, 2020

A young woman represses her grief after hearing the news of her friend's death. However, a manifestation of her guilt and regret begin to haunt her each night.

Pop By

Oct 16, 2020

A young man heats up a late night snack while waiting for a friend but it looks like he might have an unexpected guest first.

Qafas

Oct 16, 2020

Rising tensions within and outside their home threaten to tear a family of four apart during the Syrian War in Aleppo.

Quilt Fever

Oct 16, 2020

"Quilt Week" or “the Academy Awards of quilting” is a huge, adorable spectacle featuring quilt celebrities (including the Quilt Queen herself), a nonstop local TV channel (aptly named The Quilt Channel) and other women passionate about their craft. The film weaves through quilter stories, backboned by the exciting competition.

Regret

Oct 16, 2020

Following the death of his father, a man must survive the manifestations of his inner demons over the course of a dreary night.

Reminiscences of the Green Revolution

Oct 16, 2020

A ghost story about love and eco-terrorism in the Philippines.

Rendez-vous

Oct 16, 2020

Lili is excited about her date. She´s in love. She´s nervous. And when she finally meets Eduardo, she is not disappointed at all. He is a handsome gentleman, but there is only one thing that she does not like. He lied to her.

Reply All

Oct 16, 2020

Ashley has to figure out what to do when she accidentally sends everyone she knows the same love letter, as she presses "Reply All." The chaos has only begun.

Save Me

Oct 16, 2020

After 11 years on the force, Detective Arkin decides to take a leave and establish a new form of justice...his way. Until the unfathomable happens; the man responsible for his wife's death is released from prison. All eyes are on Arkin...what will be his next step?

Selfie

Oct 16, 2020

An insecure teenager deletes her social media accounts and learns that what she put online will come back to haunt her.

Sheep Hero

Oct 16, 2020

A traditional shepherd is forced to innovate in a neoliberal world that conflicts with his idealistic views. Will his struggle pay off or is he forced to go with the flock?

Sideshow on the Mainstage

Oct 16, 2020

One of less than 200 sideshow performers left in the world, 'Dammit' Dan Block shares his experiences and journey into the world of sideshow.

Single

Oct 16, 2020

A film that confronts the complexities of being disabled and dating. Kim, who was born with one arm, gets set-up to go on a blind date. When she finally meets Jake, she quickly realizes he also has a physical disability, and she is pissed.

Small Town Wisconsin

Oct 16, 2020

Wayne Stobierski is the most fun-loving, hardest-living party animal in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (population 7,798). Just ask his favorite wingman, Tyler, who’s seen it all, lived it all, loved it all. Only problem? Tyler is Wayne’s nine year old son. When Wayne learns the devastating news that he is losing shared custody and that his beloved wingman will be moving far away, he plans a special weekend for his son to remember him by –– a trip to the big city…

Solipsism

Oct 16, 2020

If a girl crosses the border between her internal and external reality but no one is around to see it, does this animated short really exist?

STICKER

Oct 16, 2020

After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls in a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination to be a responsible father.

Street Flame

Oct 16, 2020

A crew of street teens and skaters commemorates their friend Jinx on their own terms.

Stucco

Oct 16, 2020

J is trying and failing to move forward as the scars of old relationships keep her trapped inside her new home. While hanging a piece of art, she knocks a hole in her wall that reveals what might be a hidden room. Her mind races to think what could be on the other side as she continues to unravel.

The 11th Order

Oct 16, 2020

The true story of two U.S. Marines who, in a span of six seconds, must stand their ground to stop a suicide truck bomb and protect the lives of the 150 Marines and Iraqi Police behind them.

The Claudia Kishi Club

Oct 16, 2020

For many Asian American women (and other women of color), Claudia Kishi was the first time they saw themselves in popular media. A main character in the best-selling Baby-Sitters Club books, she was one of the only Asian Americans in 80s-90s popular culture.

The Doe

Oct 16, 2020

Helene is spending what seems to be a romantic week-end in French countryside until she has an argument with her lover and gets furious. She decides to flee away and finds herself into rural landscapes, clueless. Nature takes back its rights. The hunt is open. Helen becomes « the doe » while she encounters local characters.

The Fortress

Oct 16, 2020

In the final days leading up to the Colombian national soccer finals, Jorge, a young hooligan from the slums of northeastern Colombia, travels 1,000 miles across the country with his friends to see his native Bucaramanga’s soccer team: Los Leopardos. Proving their commitment as loyal fans, they travel by illegally hopping onto tractor trailers to attend the most important game of the season — one that promises the team a chance to return to Division A of the Colombian professional…

The Island

Oct 16, 2020

When his friend goes missing in the summer of 1989, Jimmy learns that the Island isn't the only thing that's changing. Based on true stories from the community of Roosevelt Island, NYC.

The Priest

Oct 16, 2020

In a lonely desert town a suicidal priest (Patton Oswalt) makes a decision that kicks into motion a series of strange events leading him to an unexpected discovery. Is it coincidence or miraculous?

The Pushback

Oct 6, 2020

The first of two Latinas to represent Texas in Congress, Veronica Escobar, and the only African-American woman to run for city council in Austin in 2018, Natasha Harper-Madison, lead a diverse group of progressive voices across Texas as they fight decades of institutional racism and policies of discrimination along the border.

They Once Had Horses

Oct 16, 2020

A dark Christmas Horror Western from Lucky McKee and 1 of 24 doors to hell from the advent horror anthology Deathcember.

VERT

Oct 16, 2020

When Jeff and Emelia are gifted a virtual reality set that shows one's "ideal self" for their twentieth wedding anniversary, they discover a secret that could shift their relationship indelibly.

Waffle

Oct 16, 2020

Kerry is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned heiress Katie. Friendship--in a society that grows ever isolating--is explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she wants.

When You Clean a Stranger's Home

Oct 16, 2020

A cinematic essay where Abby, a first-generation high school student describes what her and her mom learn about people when cleaning their homes. House decor and items left around convey a privilege that unveils Abby’s imagination, jealousy, and frustrations.

White Eye

Oct 16, 2020

A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger. In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.

Woke the Monster

Oct 16, 2020

18 months ago, Army veteran Shawn Livingston was strung out on heroin, battling PTSD and addiction, and facing a 20-year prison sentence. Now, he is preparing for the race of his life: a 100-mile trail race through the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Mountains.