Schedule

Session 1 - Opening Night
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Session 1 - Opening Night

SHORT / #iChooseHope / 9 min
After years of struggling with addiction Eddie finally finds what's been missing in his life -- hope. Episode one of a ten part documentary series aimed at reminding people that they are the lead in their life’s story. Director: Michael Campo

FEATURE / Surprise announcement!

This year’s opening feature is a surprise, a special advance look at a documentary coming to theaters in 2019 about race, reconciliation and redemption — a story of grace in the midst of tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina where nine African American worshippers were murdered … in church.

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Session 2
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Session 2

SHORT / Closure / 14 min
A powerful and emotional journey with songwriter and producer Juan Otero, who decides to return to Battle Creek, Michigan to purchase the the childhood home where he faced severe emotional, psychological, and physical abuse by his mother. Director: Jonathan Frazier

FEATURE / Social Animals / 1 hr 26 min

A daredevil photographer, an aspiring swimsuit model, and a midwest girl next door are all looking for the same things from their Instagram accounts—love, acceptance and, of course, fame—and they'll do just about anything to get it. Director: Jonathan Green

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Session 3 - Shorts
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

Session 3 - Shorts

Anumasa / 33 min / Director: Adam Thomason
Claire McKenna / 13 min / Director: William Price III
Salaam B’y / 20 min / Director: Amar Wala
S E A R E D / 8 min / Director: Ben Gustafson
Pikala Binata / 11 min / Director: Brianna Celestina
American Beat / 26 min / Director: Gail Ablow

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Session 4
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Session 4

SHORT / Abstraction / 15 min
When her son is brutally murdered, a mother goes on a journey through grief, despair, and abstract art to pick up the pieces of her broken life. Director: Jonathan Cipiti

FEATURE / Intelligent Lives / 1 hr 10 min
Three pioneering young adults with intellectual disabilities challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Director: Dan Habib

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Session 5
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Session 5

SHORT / Blink / 4 min
The average person blinks upwards of 28,000 times a day. Shot on location throughout France, experience a brief reflection on all the life that transpires while our eyes are closed. Director: Derek Pearson

FEATURE / Into The Okavango / 1 hr 28 min
A passionate conservation biologist brings together a river bushman fearful of losing his past and a young scientist uncertain of her future on an epic, four-month expedition in order to save the Okavango Delta. Director: Neil Gelinas

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Session 6 - Closing
Nov
4
7:00 PM19:00

Session 6 - Closing

SHORT / Milk & Honey / 14 min
For the community who works these fields, the river represents not only their livelihood, but a deep spiritual connection to this arid landscape. Director: Justin Clifton

FEATURE / Heart of Nuba / 1 hr 25 min
In the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan, American doctor Tom Catena selflessly and courageously serves the needs of a forgotten people, while the region is bombed relentlessly by an indicted war criminal, Omar Al-Bashir. Director: Kenneth Carlson

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