2016 Film Schedule

We have 108 independent films for your enjoyment this year! Browse them here by category or view/download a printable film schedule (PDF)

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    A Day at Woodward Tahoe
    Grant Gibson
    USA | 2016 | 5 min
    Showing as part of the Reel Learning Program
    Sunday, March 05 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 2

    A mountain bike video made while at Camp Woodward in Tahoe, California.


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    A Way Forward
    Isaac Seigel-Boettner
    Pedal Born Pictures
    Kenya, USA | 2016 | 6 min
    http://www.pedalbornpictures.com
    Showing with Jungle Sisters.
    Thursday, March 02 - 2:30PM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 05 - 5:30PM - Gaslight 2

    How the power of bicycles enables and inspires women across three generations.


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    A Worm Who Loves Winter
    So
    Japan | 2016 | 3 min
    Showing as part of the Reel Learning Program
    Sunday, March 05 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 2

    A story about a worm who lives under a frozen lake in northern Japan and yearns for sunlight.


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    About Last Night
    Edward Zwick
    TriStar Pictures
    USA | 1986 | 113 min | Not in competition

    John Rubano will interview Jim Belushi following the screening
    Saturday, March 04 - 11:30AM - Animas City Theatre

    A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.


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    Across Antarctica
    Stéphanie and Jérémie Gicquel
    France | 2016 | 30 min
    Showing as part of the Adventure Program
    Thursday, March 02 - 5:30PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 04 - 2:30PM - Animas City Theatre

    Stéphanie Gicquel and husband Jérémie cross Antarctica skiing through the South Pole, setting a world record for the longest ski expedition made by a woman in Antarctica without kiting (2,045 km, 74 days). Their journey is not only one of adventure, but an invitation to live life to the fullest without fears or regrets.


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    Almost Home
    B.J. Golnick
    B.J. Golnick Pictures, Inc.
    USA | 2016 | 15 min
    Showing as part of the We're All In This Together Program
    Thursday, March 02 - 8:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Friday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 04 - 9:00AM - Gaslight 2

    An American Marine returns home to a dying father, bringing not only the hope to mend their broken relationship, but his memories of the war.


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    As Far As The Eye Can See
    David Franklin
    As Far As The Eye Can See, LLC
    USA | 2016 | 88 min
    Friday, March 03 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 05 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 1

    Jack Ridge is a former piano prodigy living on a North Texas farm he has let go to seed. When the local corporate farm pressures him to sell his land, his only allies are Phillip, the elderly owner of the local Mexican restaurant, and Alyssa, a teenage spitfire girl. Jack is living in the past, but the future is coming for him.
    Starring Jason London


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    Aviliaq: Entwined
    Alethea Arnaquq-Baril
    Unikkaat Studios, Inc.
    Canada | 2014 | 15 min
    Showing as part of the Native Cinema #2 Program
    Friday, March 03 - 3:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 05 - 12:30PM - Gaslight 2

    Set in a 1950s arctic outpost camp, this is the story of two Inuit lesbians struggling to stay together in a new world run by outsiders.


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    Bastards y Diablos
    A.D. Freese
    RadioactiveGiant and Pico y Placa
    USA | 2015 | 99 min
    Friday, March 03 - 2:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 04 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 2

    Ed and Dion, estranged half-brothers, are brought together by the unexpected death of their Colombian father. Reunited for the first time as adults, they travel to Bogota to fulfill their father’s will — a set of directions leading them on a journey across Colombia to spread his ashes in the places that meant the most to him. As the brothers progress on their quest, each location takes on a mythic importance, revealing the identity of their father, their homeland, and themselves.


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    Black Guitar
    Devin Casario
    Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative
    Canada | 2016 | 11 min
    Showing as part of the Wild Hare Shorts Program
    Thursday, March 02 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 04 - 5:30PM - Animas City Theatre

    Anton, a distraught father and musician, struggles to confront his demons.


Features

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    About Last Night
    Edward Zwick
    TriStar Pictures
    USA | 1986 | 113 min | Not in competition

    John Rubano will interview Jim Belushi following the screening
    Saturday, March 04 - 11:30AM - Animas City Theatre

    A man and woman meet and try to have a romantic affair despite their personal problems and the interference of their disapproving friends.


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    As Far As The Eye Can See
    David Franklin
    As Far As The Eye Can See, LLC
    USA | 2016 | 88 min
    Friday, March 03 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 05 - 1:00PM - Gaslight 1

    Jack Ridge is a former piano prodigy living on a North Texas farm he has let go to seed. When the local corporate farm pressures him to sell his land, his only allies are Phillip, the elderly owner of the local Mexican restaurant, and Alyssa, a teenage spitfire girl. Jack is living in the past, but the future is coming for him.
    Starring Jason London


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    Bastards y Diablos
    A.D. Freese
    RadioactiveGiant and Pico y Placa
    USA | 2015 | 99 min
    Friday, March 03 - 2:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 04 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 2

    Ed and Dion, estranged half-brothers, are brought together by the unexpected death of their Colombian father. Reunited for the first time as adults, they travel to Bogota to fulfill their father’s will — a set of directions leading them on a journey across Colombia to spread his ashes in the places that meant the most to him. As the brothers progress on their quest, each location takes on a mythic importance, revealing the identity of their father, their homeland, and themselves.


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    Death on a Rock
    Scott Ballard
    Scott Ballard Films
    USA | 2015 | 82 min
    Friday, March 03 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Sunday, March 05 - 10:00AM - Animas City Theatre

    Lillian loves her job and has a sweet budding relationship with her boyfriend, but her bright outlook is soon rocked by illness. Days spent in long term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension. This tale follows Lillian’s year of happiness, pain, and growth, told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness.


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    June Falling Down
    Rebecca Weaver
    Silver Leaf Films
    USA | 2016 | 115 min
    Friday, March 03 - 9:30AM - Animas City Theatre
    Saturday, March 04 - 5:00PM - Gaslight 1

    After wandering aimlessly for the year after her father’s death, June Larson is returning home for her best friend and love-that-could-have-been, Harley’s wedding. Now, lost in grief over her father’s cancer, she’s not quite ready to let Harley go so easily.


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    Lluc Sky Walker
    Jaume Fargas
    About a Bicycle Productions
    Spain | 2015 | 73 min
    http://www.llucskywalker.com
    Showing with Let's Catch a Movie
    Friday, March 03 - 12:00PM - Stadium 9
    Saturday, March 04 - 8:00PM - Animas City Theatre

    Lluc is a gray and bitter man. Friendless and fine with that, he goes out of his way to spread his personal misery around, until the day his doctor tells him he has three weeks to live and he starts planning his own funeral. In the hopes of drawing an audience for the funeral, he befriends his neighbors and finally discovers some joys in life. This dark comedy frequently references a certain space saga in telling a tale of redemption.


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    Lost in Paris (Paris Pieds Nus)
    Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon
    Courage Mon Aamour
    France, Belgium | 2016 | 83 min | Not in competition

    Subtitled
    Thursday, March 02 - 5:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 04 - 12:30PM - Stadium 9

    Fiona’s orderly life is disrupted by a letter of distress from her 93-year-old Aunt Martha who lives in Paris. Fiona takes the first plane she can and arrives only to discover that Martha has disappeared. In an avalanche of spectacular disasters she encounters Dom, the affable but annoying tramp who just won’t leave her alone. A wondrously fun and hectic tale of peculiar people finding love while lost in the City of Lights.


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    Soft Voice
    Afshin Hashemi
    Iran | 2015 | 60 min
    http://www.afshinhashemi.com
    Showing with Poshida: Hidden LGBT Pakistan
    Thursday, March 02 - 12:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 04 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1

    A transgender leaves his life in the city and locks himself in a house in the middle of the woods, willing to be alone and trying to find her new voice and life. Different people come to her door with different agendas: an ex-girlfriend, a rag man, another transgender, and a post man. Finally, she comes to peace with her total being and with a new voice, a soft voice, goes back to life and people.


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    The Happys
    Tom Gould and John Serpe
    The Happys, LLC
    USA | 2016 | 87 min

    Thursday, March 02 - 3:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 05 - 7:00PM - Animas City Theatre

    Tracy walks in on her newly-minted “movie star” boyfriend Mark having sex with a man. After assessing her limited options, she returns to make a deal with Mark. He accepts her terms, but neither of them fully understands the sacrifices they have to make. Their relationship quickly deteriorates, but Tracy’s world blossoms when she befriends the quirky residents in her neighborhood. As she discovers her sense of self and true passion for cooking, Tracy becomes a catalyst that forces everyone around her to grow and connect in unforeseen ways.


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    The Tiger Hunter
    Lena Khan
    Red Sea Media
    USA | 2016 | 94 min | Not in competition
    Wednesday, March 01 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Sunday, March 05 - 2:30PM - Stadium 9

    Sami Malik is a young Indian who relocates to 1970s Chicago to become an engineer in order to impress his childhood crush and live up to the legacy of his father — a legendary tiger hunter back home. When Sami’s job falls through, he takes a low-end job and joins with a gang of oddball friends in the hopes of convincing his childhood sweetheart that he’s far more successful than he truly is…or perhaps ever could be.


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    Wichita
    Matthew Ward and Justyn Ah Chong
    Faraway Features
    USA | 2016 | 85 min
    Thursday, March 02 - 10:00AM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 04 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 2

    A deep and suspenseful psychological thriller, Wichita follows a voyeur down a path so dark it leads to horror. Trevor Peterson plays Jeb as he struggles to find dignity in a cruel world that has alienated him to the point of no return. Leading a writing retreat in the mountains intended to save his failing kids’ TV show becomes a new opportunity and stage for his hidden cameras. Woven by themes of nature and nurture, this provocative play on the horror genre leads to a disturbing, emotional climax.


Documentaries

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    Call of the Ice
    Mike Magidson
    Multimedia France Productions
    France, Greenland | 2015 | 100 min

    Subtitled
    Friday, March 03 - 5:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Sunday, March 05 - 1:00PM - Animas City Theatre

    Mentored and outfitted by the local community of Uummannaq, Greenland, Call of the Ice chronicles the journey of an American filmmaker as he attempts to survive on the sea ice with only a pack of dogs, one fishing hook, and a rifle. How hard could it be?


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    Here Come the Videofreex
    Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin
    Moldy Tapes, LLC
    USA | 2015 | 79 min
    Thursday, March 02 - 2:30PM - Gaslight 1
    Friday, March 03 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 2

    In the 1960s and 70s, a group of renegade journalists known as the Videofreex democratized the future of media as they deployed the first hand-held video cameras to report and observe the world around them. It’s a story about artistic and political creativity, where the concept of innovation had nothing to do with making money. It was all about making change.


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    Jungle Sisters
    Chloe Ruthven
    Taskovski Films
    India, UK | 2015 | 80 min | Not in competition
    http://www.taskovskifilms.com
    Showing with A Way Forward
    Thursday, March 02 - 2:30PM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 05 - 5:30PM - Gaslight 2

    In 2008, the Indian Government launched an initiative to train the rural poor to work in the industrial sector. This is the story of two village girls, Bhanu and Bhuntu, whose induction into the working world is overseen by the filmmaker’s sister. After the girls complete their training course, the reality of life on the factory floor forces them to face questions of social justice, family loyalty and the role of corporate responsibility.


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    Learning to See: The World of Insects
    Jake Oelman
    Barcode Films
    USA | 2016 | 69 min
    http://www.learningtoseefilm.com
    Showing with Gardeners of the Forest and Remember When?
    Friday, March 03 - 7:00PM - Stadium 9
    Sunday, March 05 - 10:30AM - Gaslight 1

    Photographer Robert Oelman left his psychology career in the early 1990s and traveled through the rain forests of the Amazon Basin taking striking photographic images of undiscovered insects. After more than 20 years of photographing, his quest culminates with a New York City gallery show. He learns that these tiny life forms may be at the bottom of the mammalian food chain, but they are critically important to all animal species including mankind.


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    Left on Purpose
    Justin Schein and David Mehlman
    Shadowbox Films
    USA | 2015 | 85 min
    http://www.leftonpurpose.com
    Showing with Keeping Balance and Seasons//"Fall" (featuring Nikki Kimball)
    Friday, March 03 - 2:00PM - Stadium 9
    Sunday, March 05 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 2

    Mayer Vishner may be the most important 1960s radical that you’ve never heard of. In this intimate portrait of the relationship between filmmaker and subject, Vishner declares that he is dying of loneliness and that his last political act will be to commit suicide. Now, the director must decide when to turn off the camera, or find a way to use it to keep his friend alive.


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    My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond
    Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan
    Luna Productions
    USA | 2016 | 61 min
    Friday, March 03 - 10:00AM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 04 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 2

    How can you not fall in love with a woman who carries around a preserved human brain inside a giant, flowery hat box? As one of the founders of modern neuroscience, it’s no exaggeration to say that Dr. Diamond has changed science in dramatic ways over the course of her career. Her groundbreaking work is all the more remarkable because it began in an era when so few women entered science at all.


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    Putuparri and the Rainmakers
    Nicole Ma
    Sensible Films
    Australia | 2015 | 86 min
    Thursday, March 02 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 04 - 8:00PM - Gaslight 1

    Filmed over 20 years in Western Australia, Tom “Putuparri” Lawford navigates the chasm between his traditional Aboriginal culture and Western upbringing. He and his grandfather go on a series of epic journeys to their family’s country, and each trip marks a different stage in his passage from rebellious young man to inspirational leader. This is a story of love, hope and the survival of Aboriginal law and culture against all odds.


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    Real Boy
    Shaleece Haas
    USA | 2016 | 72 min
    http://www.realboymovie.com
    Showing with Mezzo and The Typist
    Thursday, March 02 - 9:30AM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 04 - 2:30PM - Gaslight 1

    As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given,
    but chosen.


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    Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World
    Nicholas Edwards
    Splendid Entertainment
    USA | 2016 | 80 min
    Wednesday, March 01 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 2
    Saturday, March 04 - 8:00PM - Stadium 9

    The vessel is Infinity, a 120-ft. hand-built gypsy boat. The journey, an 8,000 mile Pacific crossing from New Zealand to Patagonia with a stop in Antarctica. No silver spoon-fed deck hands here, only a band of miscreants fueled by courage, sweat, blood, a dash of disdain for authority, and a penchant for reckless adventure! Underlying Infinity’s journey is the crew’s insatiable quest for wonder and awe, tempered only by the raw power of the natural world.


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    SEED: The Untold Story
    Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel
    Collective Eye Films
    USA | 2016 | 94 min | Not in competition
    Friday, March 03 - 11:30AM - Gaslight 1
    Sunday, March 05 - 5:30PM - Stadium 9

    In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds.


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    The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Maddin
    Yves Montmayeur
    Brainworks
    France, USA | 2015 | 65 min | Not in competition
    Friday, March 03 - 5:30PM - Animas City Theatre
    Sunday, March 05 - 3:30PM - Gaslight 1

    Film director Guy Maddin, nicknamed the Canadian David Lynch, unveils his methods, techniques and inspirations of filmmaking. Despite living in the digital age, this unorthodox director has spent 25 years summoning the light-and-shadow techniques and experimentations of the Golden Age of film to resuscitate a unique cinematographic language which plays with the spectator’s unconscious by means of visual trickery that borders on the absurd.


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    The Anthropologist
    Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger
    Ironbound Films, Inc.
    USA | 2016 | 78 min
    http://www.ironboundfilms.com
    Showing with From the Bronx to Yale: the power of high school 'speech'
    Thursday, March 02 - 6:00PM - Gaslight 2
    Friday, March 03 - 4:30PM - Stadium 9

    This inspiring story considers the fate of our world from the perspective of an American teenager. Over the course of five years, she travels the planet with her mother, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. The lessons learned about how people adapt to catastrophic change may serve to save us all.


Shorts

Shorts Showing with Features

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    Orphan is the New Orange
    Alethea Root
    USA | 2015 | 15 min |
    http://www.orphanistheneworange.com
    Showing with Harry & Avis
    Thursday, March 03 - 3:00PM - Gaslight 1
    Saturday, March 05 - 8:30PM - Gaslight 1

    When the Leda Clones of “Orphan Black” break the law, they get sent to the D.I.P. It ain’t Litchfield, bitch.


Animated Shorts

(Shorts for Adults)
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 12:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 9PM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 3:30PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Ahco on the Road
    Soyeon Kim
    Yellowshed
    South Korea, USA | 2013 | 8 min |

    Ahco is on a journey to find her way back home after being separated from her mother.


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    Animation Hotline, 2013
    Dustin Grella
    Dusty Studio
    USA | 2013 | 5 min |

    A series of animations where anonymous messages on the artist’s voicemail provide content for sometimes insightful, sometimes bizarre micro-shorts.


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    Canis
    Marc Riba & Anna Solanas
    Spain | 2014 | 17 min |

    Teo survives isolated in a house constantly besieged by a horde of stray dogs.


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    Dinner for Few
    Nassos Vakalis
    USA, Greece | 2014 | 10 min |

    A sociopolitical metaphor of the world as a formal dinner that takes an unexpected turn when there’s no more food to be served.


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    Harder Not Smarter
    Marc Havener
    Resonate Pictures
    USA | 2015 | 1 min |

    An ER receptionist adopts the misguided mantra of “working harder, not smarter.”


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    Hummingbird’s Wings
    Dustin Grella
    Dusty Studio
    USA | 2015 | 2 min |

    An experimental short that attempts to bridge the gap between live action and animation, documentary and poetry.


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    In It to Win It
    Marc Havener
    Resonate Pictures
    USA | 2015 | 1 min |

    An overzealous soccer dad attends his daughter’s ballet recital.


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    Myrna the Monster
    Ian Samuels
    GOMA Productions
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    A heart-broken alien dreamer from the moon transitions into adult life in Los Angeles like any other 20-something.


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    Natural Attraction
    Marc Zimmermann
    Germany | 2015 | 5 min |

    Only the interaction of sky and earth allows for life to evolve.


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    The Mill at Calder’s End
    Kevin McTurk
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    Nicholas Grimshaw has returned home to unearth the dark secret of the Mill at Calder’s End.


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    Tiny Town
    Howard Cook
    College of Arts & Media, CU Denver
    USA | 2015 | 9 min |

    When Tiny Town is besieged by cataclysmic events, it’s up to a simple ice cream man to rise up against the challenges and defend his home.


Laugh Your Shorts Off

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9AM – Animas City Theatre
Saturday, March 5 – 6PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Blind Date
    Darren Rudy
    ShotByGunn Productions
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    Dating is complicated enough, but when trying to meet “Peep2Peep,” this young couple confronts the silent film near-misses of modern times.


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    Dad in Mum (Papa Dans Maman)
    Fabrice Bracq
    Rusty Production
    France | 2014 | 6 min |

    The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents’ door. Two young sisters are asking questions...


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    Long John
    Joe Bellavia
    USA | 2015 | 17 min |

    During a frigid winter, John discovers the warmth and beauty of long underwear — but will it be disastrous for his love life?


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    Love is Blind
    Dan Hodgson
    Gird Flight Films
    UK | 2015 | 6 min |

    A fresh take on the classic love triangle.


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    Low/Fi
    Alejandro Montoya Marin
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    Lea feels wronged by the way movies and music portray love. Now that she is 30 and single, she cuts pop culture cold turkey to see if she can find the man of her dreams.


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    Nature Rx, Part 1
    Justin Bogardus
    USA | 2015 | 2 min |

    Nature has a marketing problem. Polar bears, ice caps, mass extinctions, and hurricanes are not waking people up fast enough.


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    Takanakuy
    Austin Kolodney
    USC
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Deck the halls. Deck your family.


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    The Fake
    Matthew D. Helfgott & Jared Hillman
    USA | 2015 | 7 min |

    A tight-fisted empty-nester sets out to get himself a fake ID in order to snag the senior discount.


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    The Goodbye
    Mike P. Nelson
    Don't Mind If I Do Films
    USA | 2015 | 17 min |

    A screenwriter struggling to complete a ninja script must confront the death of the love of his life in order to move on with his own.


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    Hazart
    Hazart Films
    USA | 2015 | 4 min |

    A dinner date gone awry where the couple says what they mean, and mean what they say, literally.


Life, Death, Fantasy… and a Zombie

Program shows as a group:
Wednesday, March 2 – 9PM – Gaslight Theatre 2
Friday, March 4 – 3PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Aquarium
    Benmio McCrea
    Crea8 Productions
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    A couple drive to the beach to say their final goodbye. One does not return.


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    He Kindly Stopped
    Jonathan Browning
    Screaming Frog Productions
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    A pair of traveling partners reminisce about the choices made and what it means to truly be alive.


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    It Had Wings
    Ellen Hemphill & Jim Haverkamp
    An Archipelago/CINE Production
    USA | 2015 | 10 min |

    A widow, alone at home, sees something heavenly and wounded fall into her backyard.


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    La Seance
    Edouard de La Poeze
    Crew du Chapeau Productions
    France | 2014 | 12 min |

    A photographer gets to take a last picture of a muse he is obsessed with during a rather strange session.


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    Till Then (Bis Gleich)
    Benjamin Wolff
    avenueROAD Films
    Germany | 2014 | 20 min |

    An unspoken connection between two elderly neighbors who share a daily ritual, but who have never actually met, deepens when they face the inevitable…together.


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    Two Roads
    Christine Chen and Adam Duncan
    USA | 2015 | 20 min |

    Josh returns home after learning he has inherited a ranch from an ex-sweetheart. While revisiting his past, he discovers he may also have a young daughter.


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    What’s Eating Dad
    Michael Goldburg
    Home on the Range Productions
    USA | 2014 | 11 min |

    When Chloe meets her boyfriend’s parents for the first time, what’s really for dinner is something she never imagined.


Documentary Shorts

Documentary Shorts #1

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9:30AM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 3PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    All-American Family
    Andrew Jenks
    USA | 2015 | 12 min |

    In Pleasanton, Calif., everyone cherishes the local high school football team. The Pedersen family has had four generations star on the team whose players are all deaf.


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    Born to be Mild
    Andrew Oxley
    UK | 2015 | 15 min |

    The modern world is constantly speeding up, but not for the Dull Men’s Club — a group of men quite content with life’s more sedate pleasures.


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    Glen’s Village
    Dorian Geiger
    USA | 2015 | 32 min |

    Glen Casey was born and raised amid a world of drugs and violence. Glen’s Village probes the impact of psychological trauma in children growing up in
    urban environments.


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    The House is Innocent
    Nicholas Coles
    USA | 2015 | 12 min |

    Meet Tom and Barbara, proud new owners of the most infamous house in Sacramento, Calif.


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    The Night Witch
    Alison Klayman
    New York Times Op-Docs
    USA | 2013 | 4 min |

    This animated New York Times Op-Doc explores the life of Nadezhda (Nadia) Popova, who became a World War II hero as part of a Soviet all-female bombing regiment.


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    Tiger Hood
    Christopher Andre Marks
    Cinema Nolita
    USA | 2015 | 7 min |

    Patrick Barr, a.k.a. “Tiger Hood,” has a passion for golf. What he doesn’t have are fairways or golf balls. Undaunted, Tiger hits the links on the corner
    of Spring Street and Lafayette in New York City.


Documentary Shorts #2

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Friday, March 4 – 9:30AM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 6:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 2

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    A Drop of Blood
    Matt Moyer
    USA | 2015 | 8 min |

    A journey behind the camera and into the Iraq war, this film is about friendship, loss, and the bonds formed in life’s most extreme moments.


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    A Strong Beat
    Dan Addelson
    USA | 2015 | 19 min |

    Erin Roberts thought her world had ended when her brother Kellen died suddenly at 22. His organs were donated, and Connor Rabinowitz received his heart in a transplant. Nobody could have anticipated what happened next.


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    Dreaming Against the World
    Tim Sternberg and Francisco Bello
    USA, China | 2014 | 35 min |

    Throughout Maoist China’s turbulent history, the artist Mu Xin sacrificed everything to create his art. It was through his artistic faith that he survived.


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    Maybe
    Suzanne Wasfi
    The Freedom Theatre Film Unit
    Jenin, West Bank Palestine | 2015 | 12 min |

    Two women fight to follow their dreams in a society where gender roles are sharply defined.


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    Satellite Baby
    Jenny Schweitzer
    USA | 2015 | 9 min |

    An afterschool director sheds light on behavioral issues surfacing among children who return to their ancestral land during crucial developmental years.


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    When Spirit Calls
    Terrie McIntosh
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 4 min |

    An experimental film examining a young woman’s spiritual journey, highlighting themes of intuition, faith, and perseverance.


Documentary Shorts #3

Program shows as a group:
Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 6PM – Animas City Theatre
Friday, March 4 – 12PM – Gaslight Theatre 2

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    Our Canyon Lands
    Justin Clifton
    USA | 2015 | 35 min |

    In southeastern Utah, one of the last major wild places sits teetering on a precipice of rampant industrial development.


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    Spark & Kiln
    Donna Guthrie
    USA | 2015 | 10 min |

    Spark & Kiln highlights the work and marriage of local artists Don and Maxine Green. Over the past 50 years, their well-known sculptures have adorned the western U.S. These two inspiring octogenarians remind us that artists don’t retire.


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    The Five Minute Museum
    Paul Bush
    UK, Switzerland | 2015 | 7 min |

    An experimental short of museum artifacts brought to life in this animated history of human endeavor.


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    The Gnomist
    Sharon Liese
    Herizon Productions
    USA | 2015 | 21 min |

    When fairy homes mysteriously appear in a suburban forest, four women find that believing in magic is the medicine they need.


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    We Live This
    James Burns
    Hayden 5 Media
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Four boys from the projects come together to pursue their dreams. What lies beneath these young performers is more than what meets the eye.


Adventure

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 9PM – Animas City Theatre
Saturday, March 5 – 12PM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 8:30PM – Animas City Theatre

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    Across Antarctica
    Stéphanie and Jérémie Gicquel
    France | 2016 | 30 min |

    Stéphanie Gicquel and husband Jérémie cross Antarctica skiing through the South Pole, setting a world record for the longest ski expedition made by a woman in Antarctica without kiting (2,045 km, 74 days). Their journey is not only one of adventure, but an invitation to live life to the fullest without fears or regrets.


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    Dodo’s Delight
    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll, Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer
    Reel Rock
    USA | 2016 | 28 min |

    Pack your penny whistle and batten down the hatches for a madcap sailing adventure in the Arctic Circle aboard the good ship Dodo’s Delight. Join Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll, Ben Ditto, and brothers Nico and Olivier Favresse for a rollicking musical journey across open seas and up unclimbed big walls.


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    Out There
    Greg Cairns
    Cairns Film
    USA | 2016 | 4 min |

    Is it time? Are the mountains calling you? Step away from the desk and immerse yourself into the Montana backcountry.


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    Pursuit of Beauty
    Kassia Binkowski and A.J. Oscarson
    One Thousand Design
    USA | 2016 | 5 min |

    Plein air painter Lisa Martin ventures to summit Colorado’s 14ers not only to capture beauty on canvas, but to inspire and challenge us all to change our perspective.


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    The Accord
    RC Cone
    Tributaries Digital Cinema
    Iceland, USA | 2016 | 19 min |

    Iceland has waterfalls, glaciers, pristine landscapes of unimaginable beauty and a North Atlantic wind that is wicked and downright belligerent. Heiðar Logi Elíasson and friends have wanderlust for Iceland’s beauty and a mission to surf at the beckoning of the wind.


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    The First Day of Summer
    Zak Emerson and Pete Coombs
    Auntie Productions
    UK | 2016 | 5 min |

    Arriving on the first day of summer, a national holiday in Iceland, Pete Coombs and his splitboarding friends head back into winter.


Native Cinema


The Changing Woman Diaries Program

Program shows as a group:
Thursday, March 3 – 5:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Saturday, March 5 – 4PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    A Thousand Voices
    David Aubrey
    Silver Bullet Productions
    USA | 2014 | 57 min |

    From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this documentary builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by upholding courage and wisdom.


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    First Light
    Adam Mazo and Ben Pender-Culip
    The Upstander Project
    USA | 2015 | 13 min |

    For centuries, the U.S. government has taken Native American children away from their tribes, devastating parents and denying children their traditions, culture, and identity.


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    Spring Fever
    Sally Kewayosh
    Achimowin Films
    Canada | 2015 | 15 min |

    Teenage sisters May and June’s relationship is about to change drastically with the imminent arrival of May’s baby. June must try to come to terms with the change in their tight-knit family.


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    The Routes
    James "Zicks" McDougall
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 4 min |

    McDougall rides his bike through his hometown only to be reminded of the women in his life.


Generation Z Program

Program shows as a group:
Friday, March 4 – 5:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 2
Sunday, March 6 – 12:30PM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    Children of the Arctic
    Nick Brandestini
    Envi Films
    Switzerland | 2014 | 93 min |

    Children of the Arctic is a year-in-the-life portrait of Native Alaskan teenagers coming of age in Barrow, Alaska—the northern-most community of the United States. For these teenagers, growing up has become a little more complicated than it was for their ancestors. They are the twenty-first century
    descendants of a culture that has endured for millennia on this isolated but rapidly changing tundra.


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    Native Evolution
    Kyle Bell
    Redstick Film Productions
    USA | 2015 | 11 min |

    Since 2008, street artist Steven Grounds has been painting art centered on his Oklahoma Native American ancestry. Motivated by the struggles and hardships of his life, Grounds continues to find the strength to persevere.


Native Lebowski Program

Program shows as a group:
Wednesday, March 2 – 6PM – Gaslight Theatre 1
Friday, March 4 – 4:20PM – Animas City Theatre

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    Chasing the Light
    Blackhorse Lowe
    Achimowin Films
    USA | 2015 | 80 min |

    Riggs, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter, struggles to finish a script. A series of failed suicide attempts, unstable friends, and drug deals interfere, but none of these calamities can distract a dejected Riggs from melodramatic thoughts of his ex-girlfriend in this hilarious and dark film.


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    Ronnie BoDean
    Steven Judd
    WeerNProduction, Round House Film Productions
    USA | 2015 | 13 min |

    Wes Studi stars as the eponymous Ronnie BoDean, a larger-than-life outlaw who must shake off an epic hangover and use his street knowledge to take on his greatest challenge: babysitting his jailed neighbors’ kids. It’s up to Ronnie to save the day.


Traditional Trail Home Program

Program shows as a group:
Saturday, March 5 – 9:30AM – Animas City Theatre
Sunday, March 6 – 6PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Call and Response
    Craig Commanda
    Wapikoni Mobile
    Canada | 2014 | 5 min |

    Commanda plays his guitar and reflects about the missing parts in his life—his traditional music, and the language of his people.


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    Mekko
    Sterlin Harjo
    Crazy Eagle Film Production, Indion Entertainment
    USA | 2015 | 84 min |

    Mekko gets out of prison after 19 years. With no home or family, he makes his way to Tulsa, ends up sleeping on the streets, and is taken in by the homeless native community. At times jovial, there is yet a dark undercurrent to the community. Mekko begins having issues with an evil man named Bill. Convinced that Bill is a witch, Mekko turns to the old teachings of his grandmother in order to rid the community of him. This story of redemption and hope finds Mekko searching for home, and the strength to forgive himself of his past.


Family

Program shows as a group:
Saturday, March 5 – 1:30PM – Durango Stadium 9
Sunday, March 6 – 1PM – Durango Stadium 9

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    Calm Quiet Strength
    Michael Cullen
    Angry Turtle Productions
    USA | 2016 | 4 min |

    For this Appalachian Mountain native, strength is a way of life and a mindset where one perseveres through harsh times and great adversity by calm, quiet, dignified means.


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    Change
    Isaac Kerlow
    Earth Observatory of Singapore
    Singapore | 2016 | 5 min |

    Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, but the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly.


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    Fire, Water, Earth, Air and Time (Feuer, Wasser, Erde, Luft und Zeit)
    Maria Reinhardt-Szyba
    Germany | 2015 | 4 min |

    In a slightly surreal scene, two figures move through time: one forward and the other backward.


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    Forms in Nature: Understanding Our Universe
    Kevin Dart, Stéphane Coëdel, David Kamp and Nelson Boles
    USA | 2016 | 2 min |

    An audiovisual meditation on mankind’s scientific achievements and the wonders of the natural world.


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    Monty and the Runaway Furnace
    Joe Taranto
    Media-Over-Matter Productions
    USA | 2016 | 34 min |

    Monty is in love with the furnace in the basement of the factory where he works. The new owner has alternative plans, and Monty must find a way to protect his love.


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    Supermom
    Jason Honeycutt
    Urban Jungle
    USA | 2016 | 15 min |

    A daughter thinks her mother is a real life superhero. She might be right.


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    Taking Flight
    Brandon Oldenburg
    Moonbot Studios
    USA | 2015 | 5 min |

    A boy and his grandfather take an imaginative journey with a Radio Flyer wagon.


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    The Sled (Belchonok i Sanki)
    Olesya Shchukina
    Soyuzmultfilm
    Russia | 2016 | 4 min |

    The little squirrel finds something he has never seen.


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    To Scale: The Solar System
    Alex Gorosh and Wylie Overstreet
    USA | 2015 | 7 min |

    On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits.


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    UKA
    Valle Comba Canales
    Instituto del Cine de Madrid
    Spain | 2016 | 3 min |

    Uka lives in a grey, abandoned building. As she paints, she discovers a new way of seeing the world.


School

“Reel Learning” School Program
Shows as a group:
Sunday, March 6 – 9:30AM – Gaslight Theatre 1

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    A Day at Woodward Tahoe
    Grant Gibson
    USA | 2016 | 5 min |

    A mountain bike video made while at Camp Woodward in Tahoe, California.


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    A Worm Who Loves Winter
    So
    Japan | 2016 | 3 min |

    A story about a worm who lives under a frozen lake in northern Japan and yearns for sunlight.


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    Gardeners of the Forest
    Ceylan Carhoglu and Nicole Jordan-Webber
    Smile Back Studios
    Laos | 2016 | 15 min |

    For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants. Today, around 600 elephants remain. What’s causing their decline? Can anything be done to save them?


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    Groomed
    Samantha Armiger
    Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
    USA | 2016 | 3 min |

    A schnauzer is taken for a haircut.


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    Johanna Under the Ice
    Ian Derry
    UK | 2016 | 4 min |

    Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice.


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    Ronnie Dickson: The V10 Project
    Alton Richardson
    Alton Richardson Media
    USA | 2015 | 14 min |

    A young adaptive climber chases his dream to become the first “above the knee” amputee to climb a V10 graded boulder problem.


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    Supermom
    Jason Honeycutt
    Urban Jungle
    USA | 2016 | 15 min |

    A daughter thinks her mother is a real life superhero. She might be right.


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    The Most Wicked Storm
    John Beckham
    Shifted Industry
    USA | 2016 | 3 min |

    From acorn to adult, a family of trees fight the elements to avoid nature’s most vicious attack


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    The Present
    Jacob Frey
    Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
    Germany | 2014 | 4 min |

    A boy receives a special gift from his mom.


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    Wave Arp
    Animation by Andres Restrepo
    King Deluxe
    Colombia | 2016 | 4 min |

    Creative animation and music.