February / March 2017
d. Benjamin Cleary | Ireland | 2015 | 13 min
A lonely typographer with a cruel speech impediment but an eloquent inner voice must face his greatest fear.
Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and the Rose
d. Del Kathryn Barton, Brendan Fletcher | Australia | 2015 | 14 min
A Nightingale embarks on a perilous quest to find a single red rose for her beloved. But such a gift comes at a chilling price.
Strangers in the Night
d. Conor MacMahon | Ireland | 2016 | 12 min
Granny Fitzgerald has heard the dreaded scream of the banshee, but when her grandson Damien catches the spirit's fancy something unexpected happens.
Change in the Weather
d. Muiris Crowley | Ireland | 201 | 17 min
Michael, a young man living in rural Ireland, struggles to adjust to a sudden change in his furtive lifestyle.
d. Samuel Abrahams | United Kingdom | 2015 | 6 min
Newly single Tom is challenged by a friend to find his next date IRL.
d. Stuart Bowen | Australia | 2015 | 6 min
School reunions are strange for anyone, but especially our socially awkward hero. What can he do to win over his middle-school dream girl? Balloon battle!
Take Your Partners
d. Siri Rodnes | United Kingdom | 2016 | 11 min
Ollie, 8, who is crazy about football and the gunslingers of the Wild West, categorically refuses to accept conventional gender roles when it comes time to get ready for the traditional Easter parade at school.
d. Alex Myung | USA | 2015 | 22 min
A young man struggles to face the truth, and share it with the person he loves most.
We The Economy - That Film About Money
d. James Schamus | USA | 2016 | 5 min What is the real value of a dollar?
You think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded. Well, you're wrong. Like, really wrong.
We The Economy - That Film About Money pt.2
d. James Schamus | USA | 2016 | 5 min
What do banks do with our deposits? You think that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguard and that a dollar bill is money. Well, you're wrong. Like, really wrong.
These C*cksucking Tears
d. Dan Taberski | USA | 2016 | 16 min
The gritty, uncompromising voice behind the first openly gay country music album - 40 years after its release.
d. Steven Paul Judd, Ryan Redcorn | USA | 2015 | 2 min
Two Indigenous fellows debate on whether to let visitors from across the big water come ashore.
Another Kind of Girl
d. Khaldiya Jibawi | Jordan | 2015 | 10 min
Khaldiya is a Syrian refugee living in a Jordanian refugee camp. At 17, she films the upsetting turn her life has taken and the following process of reconciliation.
Senior's Not Dead
d. Balazs Simonyi | Hungary | 2015 | 5 min
Just because you've reached retirement age, doesn't mean you can't race.
d. Ainslie Henderson | United Kingdom | 2015 | 3 min
A rag-tag group of puppets form to jam out together.
d. Zena Zeidan | Senegal | 2015 | 5 min
A young girl fought to become a happy and empowered woman; despite obstacles, she knew how to make her dreams come true.
The Smell of Cedars Steeped in Rain
d. Eliza Goode | USA | 2015 | 12 min
A love letter to Olympic National Park, to the Pacific Northwest, to the experience of letting yourself be immersed in nature and finding renewal.
d. Elena Walf | Germany | 2015 | 7 min
Is it really that bad to have something strange inside of you?
We The Economy - Your Tax Dollar at Work
d. Barbara Kopple | USA | 2016 | 5 min
Where do our tax dollars go? Uncle Sam takes a cut of our earnings every April. But what does he spend our hard-earned money on? The answers will truly surprise you in this vérité odyssey.
We The Economy - Taxation Nation
d. Jessica Yu | USA | 2016 | 5 min
Why is our tax system so complicated? Teachers have long relied on educational cartoons with catchy songs to simplify everything from grammar to government. Can a cartoon conquer a challenge like today's tax system, with its ever-changing, 75,000 pages of laws? With retro flair, "Taxation Nation" looks into how our tax system does - and doesn't - work.