2018 Film Guide

For the Love of the Reef

Runtime: 7

Directed by: Alan E. Franks

Location: Adamsville, AL

Author and historian Iain McCalman shares his love for the Great Barrier Reef in the hopes that his passion will spur people to care about the reef’s protection.

Grab Him By The—

Runtime: 8

Directed by: Lane McKenna

Location: Rockville Centre, NY

17-year-old Nina gets advice from parents and friends on how to court a young man. The advice she receives: Grab him by the—

Great! Lakes

Runtime: 20

Directed by: Tess Wagman

Location: New York, NY

In the small town of Knife River, Minnesota, twin sisters Pamela Matson and Patricia Canelake make candy the old fashioned way, using recipes invented by their grandfather in the early 1900s.

Hair Wolf

Runtime: 12

Directed by: Mariama Diallo

Location: Brooklyn, NY

In a black hair salon in gentrifying Brooklyn, the local residents fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture.

Hutterite

Runtime: 26

Directed by: Becca Flinn-White

Location: Studio City, CA

Hutterite is a rare peek behind the curtain of an Anabaptist commune in the 1960’s & 1970’s. This painful and challenging story is told through the eyes of Marigold, a tenacious young Hutterite woman with the impossible dream of getting an education. The film explores Marigold’s oppression and heartache of being trapped in a patriarchal […]

Icons

Runtime: 5

Directed by: Ronnie Cramer

Location: Denver, CO

Five hundred years of world art in five minutes, featuring three dozen iconic works rendered with nylon-tip pen and animated old-school style. Each painting is onscreen for three seconds; the transitions between them also last three seconds each. Made up of 2,500 individual drawings with a musical soundtrack created by the artist.

In Darkest Light

Runtime: 14

Directed by: Gary Darling, Steven Huber

Location: Aberdeen, SD

It was a normal day at the office for Pam and Bruce until a warning rang out and changed their lives forever.

Inspector W

Runtime: 30

Directed by: Matthieu Di Paolo

Location: Yvelines, France

In the small town of Saint-Martin-des-Bois, the unthinkable happened: a woman was murdered. Inspector W, with his loyal right-hand man, Lieutenant Lanvin, will start an investigation full of whiskers, floral dresses, and panna cotta . . .

Invisible Murder

Runtime: 6

Directed by: Sirada Tritruengtassana

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

A girl who is always invisible to everyone decides to commit a mysterious crime for a chance to be noticed, for once.

Kashmir, Rock Hard : Roll Easy

Runtime: 10

Directed by: Micah Small, Curt Gienger

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Life as a rock and roller is chaotic. It is the equivalent of the worst case of attention deficit disorder that has ever been documented. No two days are ever the same. No two personalities can coincide without conflict. Most bands fail to survive the test of time. Stress from the road life, from home […]

Leading Man

Runtime: 8

Directed by: Ryan Becken

Location: Apple Valley, MN

Trying to get “back in the game” at a singles party, Robert and Mickey have to overcome some serious conditions.

Look

Runtime: 4

Directed by: Meinardas Valkevičius

Location: Vilnius, Lithuania

Human activity does not always have a positive effect on our planet. The short animated film Look explores natural cycles of exchange between humans and animals. Dare to look and change the world.

mi-fi

Runtime: 8

Directed by: David Mair

Location: Vadnais Heights, MN

A very lazy man invents a teleportation device in order to maintain his lazy lifestyle.

Night Call

Runtime: 18

Directed by: Amanda Renee Knox

Location: Studio City, CA

A newly promoted police officer, living in and patrolling Inglewood, is forced to make a life-altering decision when she encounters a familiar face on a routine patrol.

Nini

Runtime: 5

Directed by: Yingzong Xin

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Cici’s good friend Nini was taken away. At midnight, Nini returned to her friend and tried to tell her something.

Nuclear Winter

Runtime: 3

Directed by: Matthew Melemseter

Location: Chicago, IL

After news breaks of an incoming nuclear attack on Chicago, Damen, and Vern rush to get out of the city in time.

Obits

Runtime: 8

Directed by: Neil Fennell

Location: New York, NY

Writing obituaries is the least prestigious job at the paper, and Kelly is stuck there. When her boss challenges her to go deeper—to learn more about her subjects—she comes up with a plan to change everything.