2021, PG-13, Latvia, Drama, 22 minutes
East Coast Premiere
Filmmakers in Attendance
Latvian with English Subtitles
Director: Walter Mirkas
Producers: Ivan Kuznetsov, Gary Ray King, Keith Westerberg, Kami St. John
Writer: Walter Mirkas
Cast: Laura Atelsone, Diana Spertale, Martins Pocs, Imants Vekmans, Elizabete Bikovska
Elza, a young woman living with and providing for her physically disabled mother, dreams of becoming an artist and studying painting at an arts university in London. Her mother, however, deems this idea to be ridiculous and discourages Elza from pursuing her dream, stating that there would be no one to take care of her and the house they live in if she left. Elza’s boss, on the other hand, believes just the opposite, and he encourages Elza to pursue her dreams as he believes she has the talent to do it. With no easy solution, Elza struggles with the decision she has to make.
2021, NR, US, Drama, 16 minutes
Director: Ian Barling
Producers: Jordan Drake, Bruno Vernaschi, Ian Barling, Sam Kaminer
Writer: Ian Barling
Cast: Will Patton, Philip Ettinger, Noa Fisher, Cindy Katz, Skipp Sudduth, Brett Diggs, Lada Doukhnai, Kevin Cronin, Leo Troy
On a winter night in Atlantic City, the manager of a defunct casino must reckon with his parental failures when his unruly son needs help out of an illicit bind.
2020, NR, New Zealand, Drama, 9 minutes
Director: Anna Rose Duckworth
Producer: Ilai Amar
Writer: Anna Rose Duckworth
Cast: Eva Gardner, Wesley Dowdell, Brooke Petersen, Emily Campbell, Harley Neville, Mayen Mehta
A young girl is confronted with the earth-shattering realization that her father is not invincible when he suffers an injury while playing cricket.
2021, NR, US, Dramedy, 17 minutes
Director: Jess Brunetto
Producers: Christian Baker, Jess Brunetto, Jorma Taccone, Ryan Cunningham, Michael Sagol
Writer: Jess Brunetto
Cast: Sarah Burns, Mary Holland, Rob Huebel, Jorma Taccone, Angelina Spicer, Florence C.M. Klein
Two estranged sisters are forced to confront each other as their comatose mother nears death. Tensions mount as they argue over whether to sell their mother's house, but when the two devise a game to divide up the belongings, hidden secrets come to light, resulting in a well-intentioned yet ill-fated resolution.
The Kicksled Choir
2020, NR, Norway, Drama, 18 minutes
Norwegian with English Subtitles
Director: Torfinn Iversen
Producer: Julia Andersen
Writer: Torfinn Iversen
Ten-year-old Gabriel loves to sing and has one desire: to sing in the local choir. The group rides kick-sleds through the snowy landscape of northern Norway and is renowned for their kindness and charity towards the village refugees. But when Gabriel’s father gets into a fight with one of the local refugees, Gabriel’s dream of joining the Kicksled Choir faces a new challenge.