Our Filmmakers

Profiles of our past and present Official Selection Filmmakers.

Carol Nguyen – 2020 Festival

No Crying at the Dinner Table

A collection of family secrets, confessions and confrontation.

Eduardo Carreti̩ Р2020 Festival

Anna Vernor II

Anna Vernor II died a year ago and her loved ones try to bring her back through a fantastic ritual based on words and memories.

Erenik Beqiri – 2020 Festival

The Van

The Van finally stops, the doors open and the Son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his Father with him.

Marc Martínez Jordan – 2020 Festival

Your Last Day On Earth

A Fox-dressed man breaks the spacetime limits with only one goal: to spend some time with his wife. But bellow this recreational act there’s a far more complex and ambitious plan.

Teemu Niukkanen – 2020 Festival

Are You Hungry?

An overprotective single mom tries to guide her son safely to the haven of homosexuality.

Tomer Shushan – 2020 Festival

White Eye

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.

Aggie Pak-yee Lee – 2019 Festival


Muteum is a mutation journey happened in an Art Museum.

Bobb Barito – 2019 Festival

Light My Fire

A vengeful father hunts down his daughter's boyfriend on the Fourth of July.

Carlen May-Mann – 2019 Festival

The Rat

It's Halloween night, and Renee is madly in love with her boyfriend Jim. On their way to a frat party, he takes a detour to a haunted house, where Renee is forced to confront a terrifying situation.

David Freid – 2019 Festival

Guns Found Here

A surprisingly non-fictional tragicomedy about how America traces a gun involved in a gun crime back to its owner.

Ellen Evans – 2019 Festival

Life in Miniature

A short film about small things - and the woman who creates them.

Ernst De Geer – 2019 Festival

The Culture

It's the opening night at the concert house where Arvid works, but when his sister steals the spotlight, his worst sides are revealed.

Fanny Ovesen – 2019 Festival


Anarchy emerges at a public pool party when a group of small girls push the limits of their strength and power.

Jimena Muhlia – 2019 Festival


A teenage boy with overflowing hormones can’t help but start fantasizing about his best friend’s mother after inadvertently catching her in a compromising position. Thus begins a test of their friendship's strength...

Maxwell Addae – 2019 Festival


A young man attends his nephew's baby naming ceremony with a plan to steal the money collected from family and friends to run away and keep a secret hidden.

Michael Kam – 2019 Festival


An awkward, lonely boy is infatuated with his new neighbor, a young caregiver. In his own way, he reaches out to her...

Nicholas Manuel Pino – 2019 Festival

The Funeral Band

On his first day as the newest member of 'Thicker than Blood Brass Band,' John, a now teenager displaced by Hurricane Katrina, learns all about the unique community he's been disconnected from and the traditions that follow them to the grave.

Sam Gainsborough – 2019 Festival

Facing It

As a man anxiously awaits a meeting in the local pub, he is forced to explore his own difficult memories and relationships in an evening that will leave him changed forever.

Zoel Aeschbacher – 2019 Festival


When the elevator of their public housing breaks down, the fates of Felix, a disabled pensioner, Ana, a single mother struggling with her move and Seydou, a young man passionate about dance, intertwine towards an explosive ending where their limits will be tested.

Alicia MacDonald – 2018 Festival

Bad News

When some people are unable to switch off from work, it can be fairly noticeable. We see one particular group of friends who are suffering more than most and hear how it has even started affecting one of the group's home life.

Derin Seale – 2018 Festival

The Eleven O'Clock

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

Jennifer Boles – 2018 Festival

Cowboy Town

Cowboy Town is an impressionistic documentary about a 1970s replica roadside ghost town with automatons in rural South Dakota.

Marielle Woods – 2018 Festival

Do No Harm

A short film about a combat medic attempting to hold on to humanity in the midst of a war much bigger than himself. A medic's job is to fix people up, but how does that obligation reconcile with someone who is trained to fight and may be asked to kill?

Monica Santis – 2018 Festival

Towards the Sun

A 12-year-old girl confronts her scarring past when she is placed at an immigrant children's shelter for unaccompanied minors in Texas. As her future hangs in limbo, she embarks on a healing journey to recover her own sense of power through her artwork.

Omar Al Dakheel – 2018 Festival


The bond between a disabled Muslim father and his son is tested when love is pitted against religion.

Sarah-Leigh Burger – 2018 Festival

Mite-y Beard

A displeased wife enters a world of unexpected adventure after deciding to finally confront her husband's stubborn, unkept beard.

Shanrica Evans – 2018 Festival


A teenager with gender dysphoria witnesses the physical assault of a transgender woman.

Steve Sears – 2018 Festival

Special Feature

A special feature making-of for a motion picture.

Tessa Hoffe – 2018 Festival


A young girl cares for her younger brother at home, while she awaits her mother’s return.

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