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Thank you for watching the 2020 Interrobang Film Festival presented by GreenState Credit Union! We hope you enjoyed viewing from the comfort of your own couch using the Vimeo platform. If you have feedback, please let us know!

You can still view the festival film stream on our Vimeo site by clicking HERE.

We'll see you in person at the 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival, June 25-27, live from the Central Library in downtown Des Moines.

Applications for the 2021 festival are now being accepted through Film Freeway.
December 30, 2020: Early Bird Deadline
February 12, 2021: Regular Deadline
March 12, 2021: Late Deadline
April 10, 2021: Extended Deadline
May 10, 2021: Notification Date

For additional information, please contact Film Festival Director, Kristian Day.

2020 Selected Films

100% Girl

Director: Chen Liangyu, a student from Taiwan, 13 years old
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Running Time: 03:09
Synopsis: The difference between men and women creates the most difficult battlefield in the world. Magical kitchen appliances try to do a little magic to fight for peaceful and sweet life.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 4 of 9)


1995

Director: Michaela Wadzinski
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:13:36
Synopsis: Kaja Powlaski has closed herself off from the world. Taking solace only in her love for photography. When her elderly neighbor Amelia arrives at her doorstep with a film camera and a script, Kaja must decide to exit her comfort zone and try something new. However, feelings of inadequacy and embarrassment may hold her back.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 1 of 5)

A New Deal for Public Art in the Free State

Director: Graham Carroll
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:21:45
Synopsis: A film that explores Kansas identity during the Great Depression and New Deal era through stories about conflicts over public art. This film explores Kansas history and identity during the Great Depression and New Deal era through the stories of the post office murals of Kansas. What subject matters did Kansans feel represented their communities? How did local communities in Kansas react to and interact with these artworks when they were first installed? Whose voices are represented by these artworks and whose voices are missing? What was the importance of the artist in this process? And what do these artworks say about Kansans’ identities both in the past and in contemporary times?
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 1:00 pm (Shorts, 2 of 4)

A Stranger Comes Home

Director: Fredrik Mortensen
Country of Origin: Norway
Running Time: 00:11:12
Synopsis: It's the night before Christmas eve and a little boy Discovers a burglar in his home. The burglar claims to be his estranged grandmother and she wants the boy to help her look for valuables. The boy however, is looking for something completely different.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 12:45 pm (Shorts, 1 of 4)


Airwaves

Director: Daniel Kwantes
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:25:32
Synopsis: An air gun goes hand in hand with a boy, a teenager, and a police officer, and we see the story of their loneliness and their inner struggles.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 3 of 5)

American Mullet: Legend of the Silver Fox

Director: Ryne Hastings
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:09:00
Synopsis: The film chronicles events of The Fort Wayne Mullet Man, Patrick Kopacz, and his evolution into a Facebook folk hero over the past three decades. Two best friends turn the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana upside down to unlock the mystery of what draws strangers to the Silver Fox and to understand how he became a local legend. Garnering a cult-like following for his nonchalant showmanship and immaculate silver mullet, Patrick serves as a representation of the freedom we rarely experience ourselves. Utilizing a combination of zany re-enactments, internet memes, archival footage and featuring interview subjects ranging from family/close friends to bar patrons, media personalities and intellectuals, AMERICAN MULLET: LEGEND OF THE SILVER FOX is the folktale of the 21st century.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 8:15 pm (feature)

ANNA

Director: Dekel Berenson
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 00:14:59
Synopsis: Cannes Official Selection 19' - Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. Nominated for a short Palme d'Or, TIFF, AFI Fest + dozens of selections and awards. Currently, BAFTA shortlisted. BIFA award for Best British Short Film.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 1:00 pm (Short, 3 of 4)

Ashes to Ashes

Director: Taylor Rees, Renan Ozturk
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:25:00
Synopsis: Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:30 pm (Shorts, 1 of 4)

Astronaut (by Jelly Bean)

Director: Pierre Ponchant
Country of Origin: France
Running Time: 00:05:21
Synopsis: Music Video
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 1 of 7)

Bad Furniture

Director: Randall Maxwell
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:09:59
Synopsis: A man insists on being furniture for his wife.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 11:15 am (Shorts, 2 of 3)

Bad News

Director: Blake Ridder
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 00:14:00
Synopsis: How far would you go to avoid death. A twisted blend of comedy and horror.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 6:45 pm (Shorts, 1 of 4)

Be a Bear - About Links (feat. Grigio)

Director: Duccio Parisini
Country of Origin: Italy
Running Time: 00:04:41
Synopsis: The videoclip is a tribute to the art of collage and its ability to amaze and entertain. The director, DuccioParisini, has worked with Be a Bear on the creation of this mash up. He has chosen to overlap with irony, thanks to a split screen, images belonging to completely different worlds: the animal kingdom, the relationship between natural and non-natural elements, spirituality, games and others. In addition to surrealist collages, the director used scenes from everyday life, because everything in life is connected and nothing is left to chance. Do you know the movie "Life in a day"?
The goal is to connect apparently disconnected scenes to create a coherent image, a sort of paradox: that of love, that of the opposite poles that attract each other. But at the same time, it also tries to make us reflect: where we come from and how we are becoming.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 1 of 7)

Be a Bear - Say Goodbye (feat. Victor)

Director: Valerio Cappelli
Country of Origin: Italy
Running Time: 00:04:01
Synopsis: It's a journey within the human being. The routine of the daily life is interrupted by an unexpected meeting destined to overturn the protagonist's existence. A signal, a choice and the infinite possibilities that arise from sudden and irreversible decisions.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 6 of 7)

Beat the Bastards

Director: Laurent Mercier
Country of Origin: France
Running Time: 00:04:30
Synopsis: Music Video
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 3 of 7)

Blue, Diane

Director: Jackson McKeehan
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:06:56
Synopsis: A rural woman, desperate to live a healthy life, responds to a classified ad for binge eating support. The call unleashes a physical manifestation of her eating disorder- a gay ghost dead-set on overtaking her mind and body.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selects, 9 of 9)

Bricoleurs

Director: Hanna Volbeda
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Running Time: 01:08:29
Synopsis: Bricoleurs transform everyday objects into visionary art environments. These installations can be found out in the open space, in peoples’ backyards, in the middle of the city or surrounded by nature. They are made from bottles, cement, tires, hay bales and anything their creators could find. We visit five American bricoleurs who create big artistic landscapes using only their hands and simple tools, despite lack of money, health, time and support. The bricoleurs shape these objects into a vivid and interior language. In the film their creations come to life with poetic animations by artist Sverre Frederiksen and a vibrant soundtrack by French musician Mocke. As time passes, the future of these artworks is uncertain. They cannot survive through the efforts of a single person, it is the community that either saves or destroys their work. The film shows these visionary environments as magnets that attract people from everywhere around the world. Their testimony is an ode to dreams and imagination in a lesser known America.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 11:15 am (feature)



Buffalo & Trout

Director: Presley Paras
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:13:00
Synopsis: Two female drugs addicts heist a white supremacist safe house but are faced with a decision; take the cash or save a young girl's life.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 12:30 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)


Catecholamine

Director: Ulrica Luo
Country of Origin: China
Running Time: 00:01:00
Synopsis: (Music Video): A short video I made for fun.My third time of composing a music piece,used iPad to drew the whole video. A lot of things in our mind are messy,maybe our mind is always messy, its us who built so many rules for thingking. My mom said this video is
erotic and violent. Yeah,kind of. But what’s the faut just to face our true mind and embrace it? In the end, maybe everything we ever believed in means nothing. What are thoughts anyway? Only a ghost may know that.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 5 of 7)

Choker

Director: Orson Cornick
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 00:04:07
Synopsis: As a girl drops from the sky onto a crowded beach, a mysterious man drives at breakneck speed towards her.

CHOKER is a unique narrative take on one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Due to its 'no dialogue' nature, it is a film that we hope will resonate with audiences around the world.

We believe that there needs to be more environmentally focused narrative fiction that will both entertain and educate in equal measure. CHOKER will be the first of a number we plan to make here in Cornwall... each with an unexpected twist.

Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 6:30 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)


Close2u

Director: Marek Gluszczak
Country of Origin: Poland
Running Time: 00:25:30
Synopsis: Timid Franek finds a new job. His task is to pretend attractive call girls and fortune tellers. This is the last chance to pay off his rent to a selfish landlord, Bronek and to have a passionate romance with his supervisor Joanna. One day the boy discovers a sad secret of his landlord.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 10:00 am (Student Shorts, 2 of 4)

Collar

Director: Russ Emanuel
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:14:40
Synopsis: What happens when a seemingly ordinary priest is confronted by a seemingly ordinary man? While reading the Bible on a particularly windy day, Father Harris is confronted by a tall stranger, one who makes him question his beliefs and motivations. And all in a quest for the truth, however horrifying. Not even a helpful woman can save this priest, who must make a choice. For not all sins can be forgiven.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 6:45 pm (Shorts, 3 of 4)

Eurydice: Le Ballet de la Nuit - Dialogue

Director: Austin Yip
Country of Origin: Hong Kong
Running Time: 00:06:10
Synopsis: Based on the plot of Louis XIV’s Ballet de la Nuit (1653), Eurydice (2017) is a modern realisation of the fourth watch of the 13-hours work. This part of the ballet is based on the Greek mythology of Orpheus and Eurydice, who loved each other but failed to end happily. This movement is about the dialogue between Orpheus and the hamadryads (tree nymphs), as if both still exist in the 21st century, while there are no more trees in the concrete forest.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 2 of 7)

Family Tree

Director: Patrick Boberg
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:16:41
Synopsis: A newly wed woman is unwittingly duped into a dark holiday tradition in her new family, now she is forced to carry out horrible acts in the days leading up to Christmas.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 12:45 pm (Shorts, 3 of 4)

Flava

Director: Tarrell Christie
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:20:00
Synopsis: Raekwon, the actor behind a popular energy drink mascot named Lil Pooky, is criticized for the messages his performances send to the public. In a knee jerk attempt to put a message behind his character, he finds that Lil Pooky may be tied into a horrifying conspiracy.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 9:00 pm (Student Selection, 4 of 4)

His Name is Randy

Director: Kasey McCurdy
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:50:00
Synopsis: Everyday, an enigmatic street musician sings for a sea of people one at a time, many too busy to notice. Most don't know his name, and no one would ever believe his story. This film couldn't cover the half of it. This documentary is a story of perseverance, knowing yourself, and the overwhelming kindness of strangers, despite singing way too loud...
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 2:15 pm (Feature, 1 of 2)

Hitoribotchi

Director: Shintaro Ochiai, Flora Fei
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:04:46
Synopsis: A man shut in from the world falls in love with a girl he sees through his window.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 1 of 9)

Holodomor. Cookie

Director: Olena Maksymova
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 00:05:44
Synopsis: Ukraine, 1933, during HOLODOMOR: the famine-genocide of Ukraine. Every day, in order to survive, the child has to travel a long way to a place where she can receive a bowl of soup. One day kids are granted a cookie. 4 years old decides to save this treat to her mom.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 2 of 5)


Home in E Major

Director: Tamar Rachkovsky
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:60:00
Synopsis: How do you know when you are home? Is it where you hang your hat? Or where you leave your heart?

Moving from Jerusalem to Durham, North Carolina, I went from being at home to living as a foreigner. Living in an utterly unfamiliar environment, I became keenly aware of the paradoxical forces that transform a house, a material foundation and a modular environment, into a home that embraces, nurtures and sustains those who live in it. My film documents this transformation. Showtime: Friday, June 26, 2:15 pm (Feature, 2 of 2)

Illegal

Director: Nick Alexander
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:19:00
Synopsis: Illegal is a feature-length documentary about the miraculous journey of Salvadoran immigrant Laz Ayala’s life or death path to U.S. citizenship, the challenges of present-day immigration, and his mission to humanize immigrants and reform immigration for the benefit of all.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 11:15 am (Feature)

In Paris, I Tango For Maria (Take 2)

Director: Taylor Yocom
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:34
Synopsis: In a first-person nonfiction narrative, an artist revisits her previous video piece of tangoing in butter in homage to Maria Schneider. The narrative retells the sexual assault - the infamous “butter scene” - committed against Schneider by director Bernardo Bertolucci and costar Marlon Brando on-set of the film "Last Tango in Paris." Through reworking previous footage, visiting the movie locations, and sharing screen recordings of searches, this short grapples with the idea of the function of homage with and without context.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 12:45 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)

ink

Director: Anna Steenson
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:54
Synopsis: "ink" is a short film about transformation in the face of adversity. Thematic elements of the story revolve around books and words and even though "ink" contains no spoken words, new forms of dialogue emerge through the development of the underlying music and the progression of visuals. This is the story of a character who feels isolated from the outside world. He struggles with a reading challenge, dyslexia, and he has given up hope. Through the narrative structure of a monomyth, a hero’s journey, the character is transformed as he travels from an ordinary world into an extraordinary world by means of an unexpected journey through layers of motivic and thematic elements.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 3 of 4)

Into the Night

Director: Kate Li
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:14:23
Synopsis: Jane is a bright young woman who longs for, but always feared change. Following the sudden murder of her fiancé, she quickly finds herself caught in a web of manipulation and dark plot created by a successful bar owner and his estranged wife, both of whom claim to know about the truth of her fiancé’s murder and try to persuade Jane to believe their side of the story.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 7:30 pm (Feature)

Irritable Ball Syndrome

Director: Brady Glover
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:05:21
Synopsis: When a scientist tries to infuse life into a ball, he learns how to roll with what life zaps at him.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 9:00 pm (Student Selection, 3 of 4)

It Was Them

Director: Randy Sage
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:12:00
Synopsis: Based on actual events, this is a film about the success of the field trip program at Kauai Humane Society in Hawaii. Its a story of fate and destiny, filmed in dogs perspective, and offers a unique twist to an old passage that everything happens for a reason.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:15 pm (Shorts, 1 of 3)

Jaguar

Director: Alon Daniel
Country of Origin: Israel
Running Time: 00:03:09
Synopsis: Music Video
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 3 of 7)

Leda - Ho Continuato

Director: Marco Bragaglia
Country of Origin: Italy
Running Time: 00:04:09
Synopsis: The song "Ho continuato“ ("I continued“) by Leda talks about the incommunicability between two people, a condition which can be projected to human relationships in general.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 2 of 7)

Leda - Pulviscolo

Director: Caos Crew
Country of Origin: Italy
Running Time: 00:03:25
Synopsis: Music Video
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 6 of 7)

Little Lamb

Director: Daniele Gangemi
Country of Origin: Italy
Running Time: 00:03:22
Synopsis: A journey into the unknown, driven by the urgency to know oneself through the discovery of the surrounding world.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 4 of 7)

Little Treasures

Director: Jordan F. Perry
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:13:44
Synopsis: A late night heist doesn't go according to plan. God knows they never do.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 12:30 pm (Shorts, 1 of 4)

Long Time No See

Director: Michael D. Smith
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:07:10
Synopsis: James, comes over to his best friends Trevor and Suzie's house after a month of not seeing them to discuss his secret.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 2 of 9)

Love is not Love

Director: Stephen Keep Mills
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:34:41
Synopsis: Early December, New York City, and everyone is on the hunt for love. Why? Because they haven’t found it and because they haven’t found it, they make it into a myth and chase the myth instead. That is not love in this romantic drama of fantasy, fate, and yearning.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 5:00 pm (Feature)

Lusus Naturae

Director: Richard Pickett, Max Concra
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:03:19
Synopsis: Music Video
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 4 of 7)

Midnight Rose

Director: Vanessa M.H. Powers
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:00
Synopsis: A young super heroine must make a great sacrifice to protect her secret identity when a caring educator takes note of her mysterious injuries and becomes suspicious.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:30 pm (Shorts, 2 of 4)

Musician

Director: Mohsen Mehri Darouei
Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran
Running Time: 00:19:41
Synopsis: Mahmoud is a very very short man about one meter tall who wishes to play a two meter instrument like a Contrabass but neither nor reaches until...
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:15 pm (Shorts, 3 of 3)

My Life Matters

Director: Harley Foos
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:04:39
Synopsis: Official Music video for Blacker Face's song "My Life Matters" off their debut album "Distinctive Juju", a 2019 Sooper Records release.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 9:30 pm (Music Video, 7 of 7)

Occupants

Director: Russ Emanuel
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:20:35
Synopsis: 'Occupants' is a film about Annie Curtis, an award-winning documentarian and her husband Neil. Annie and Neil embark on a '30 Days of Clean Living' documentary, setting up cameras all over their house to document, via the Internet, their new eating habits. By doing so, half of their cameras capture a parallel version of themselves - a version that ultimately unravels and threatens their very existence.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 8:00 pm (Feature)

One Million XP

Director: Justin Norman
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:38
Synopsis: Trapped in a violent loop, a man must remember his identity to take his life to the next level.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 6:30 pm (Shorts, 1 of 4)

One More Please

Director: Aleksei Borovikov
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:05:29
Synopsis: A bitter-sweet story of a young man Daniel who goes to a bar to get drunk feeling alone on Valentine's Day.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 5 of 9)

Paved

Director: Justin Norman
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:13:04
Synopsis: A man with a ridiculously strong attraction to pavement becomes one with the open road.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:30 pm (Shorts, 3 of 4)


Pearl Diver

Director: Margrethe Danielsen
Country of Origin: Norway
Running Time: 00:09:00
Synopsis: Three couples drifting away.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 3 of 9)


Protector of the Center of the Earth

Director: Michaela Wadzinski
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:07:01
Synopsis: Many kids have tried to dig to the other side of the earth, but what they find at the center may stop them.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 9:00 pm (Student Selection, 1 of 4)


Pushing Mongo

Director: Alex Phillips
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:07
Synopsis: A young woman skates on a hellish odyssey in order to land just one ollie.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 6:45 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)

Red Shoes

Director: Numan
Country of Origin: Iraq
Running Time: 00:24:42
Synopsis: A poor man (arabia) buys a new shoe but ISIS attacks the man’s village. The man runs barefoot from fear and with little daughter falls into the desert. They see Kurdish guerillas wearing red shoes in the desert. And a warrior gives his red shoe to the man. But then the man will encounter another coincidence. What makes objects valuable is not their price but the meaning behind them . Sometimes ,this is taught to us by the heroes we least expect nor know.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 6:45 pm (Shorts, 2 of 4)

Remember the Rain that made your corn grow

Director: Xavier Girard Lachaîne
Country of Origin: Canada
Running Time: 00:12:12
Synopsis: First film on the vibrant Haitian culture in Montreal through music, food and culture. Montreal’s Haitian community now makes up the largest non-European ethnic group in Canada and the rise and influence of Haitian Canadians on Montreal’s creative culture is undeniable. This film assemble the only soundtrack ever made by Montreal recording artist and producer High Klassified (Future, The Weeknd) and first film by director Xavier Girard Lachaîne.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 1:00 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)

Reprise

Director: Stanley Xu Ruiyang
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Running Time: 00:14:00
Synopsis: A man and a woman who run into each other on the filming set were actually lovers in the past. As they play the roles of a couple in the movie, they think about the relationship they had.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 8 of 9)

Return..

Director: Priyanka Das
Country of Origin: India
Running Time: 00:14:57
Synopsis: When unexpected silence and confusion arises at the funeral of an elderly neighbor, people were left with no choice but to introspect and contemplate on the situation. This process of internalization drifts from dreams, memories, and reality.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 4 of 4)

s.e.c.r.e.t.s.

Director: William Almas
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:04:35
Synopsis: An experimental pop tale of the function of ouija boards and the new job description for the dead. It has a good beat and you can dance to it! The video by wm almas uses visual layers to create a sequential dream to the audio track.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 am (Music Video, 5 of 7)

Sal + Vinny

Director: Lucia Plaza
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:09:30
Synopsis: Two mobsters are punished by a ruthless boss.
Showtime: Saturday, June 28, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 4 of 5)

Silver Shamrock

Director: Jason C. Wilson
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:01:05
Synopsis: The music video by Billy Batts & The Made Men for the song, "Silver Shamrock". The song is a punk version of the famous theme to the film, "Halloween 3: Season of the Witch".
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 9:45 pm (Music Video, 7 of 7)

Sons & Daughters of Thunder

Directed by: Kelly Rundle
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:36:00
Synopsis: Discussing the abolition of slavery in 1834 was considered radical, even in the North. Organized by firebrand abolitionist Theodore Weld, the nation’s first public debates at Lane Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio led to near riot conditions in the city. This forgotten true story from award-winning filmmakers Kelly Rundle and Tammy Rundle was a prelude to America’s Civil War and the beginning of the end of slavery in America.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 5:00 pm (Feature Film)

Sorry we missed you

Director: Craig Bettendorf
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:33:54
Synopsis: Every day people are born and every day, people die. What we’re able to accomplish in our relatively short lives can have a profound effect on others and even on society and the world. These are the stories of some of those who contributed greatly and for whatever reason aren’t exactly front-of-mind in our collective consciousness.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 3:30 pm (Episodic, 2 of 2)

Stable

Director: Mason Beck
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:08:03
Synopsis: A brother and sister look to sell their family's land after their mother passes away, but after they find a buyer, the brother's doubts come out and they both have to determine what matters more - their family's legacy, or their own future.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 7 of 9)

Summer Ball

Director: Mitchell Keeran
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 01:16:32
Synopsis: The community of Bancroft, Iowa holds a very proud and rich history with the sport of baseball including championships won and legendary names competing on the historic field. In this story, we see a young and hungry coach, a town of welcoming Midwestern people, and players from all over the country and beyond come together with one mutual goal - Bring a winning team and a championship back to Bancroft.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 5:00 pm (Feature)

Tainted

Director: Rikki Beadle-Blair
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Running Time: 00:12:26
Synopsis: An intense young woman stalks a young gay couple in a seaside town. What is the root of her seemingly unhealthy obsession?
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 1:00 pm (Shorts 1 of 4)

The Brewchurch

Director: Aaron Hose
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:09:00
Synopsis: Castle Church Brewing Community, America's first modern-day church-owned brewery, is reintroducing the age-old concept of combining faith-based fellowship and beer under the same roof. Patrons from all walks of life are welcome to grab a pint, join in on a prayer, or both.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 12:30 pm (Shorts, 3 of 4)

The Bronze Fly

Director: Karleener
Country of Origin: France
Running Time: 00:15:00
Synopsis: A painter gives three magic pills to his visually impaired girlfriend, then intentionally loses her in the crowd. Thanks to a painting and to the three pills that transform the view into a painting style, she will search for the painter and his secret, without suspecting that, in the shadows, he will observe her during his passionate quest.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:30 pm (Shorts, 4 of 4)

The Burial

Director: Jack Meggers
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:24:55
Synopsis: A young woman discovers her Native American heritage, disturbs an ancient Indian burial mound, and must reckon with the sickness that surfaces from her poor choices.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:15 pm (Shorts, 2 of 3)

The Computer Lab (Episode #2: "Night Blindness")

Director: Alex Hutcherson
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:17:20
Synopsis: In the second episode of THE COMPUTER LAB, an aging university custodian seeks refuge in the computer lab. When a computer in the lab presents him with a shocking secret about his estranged daughter, he makes a life-altering decision.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 4:00 pm (Episodic, 1 of 3)

The Computer Lab (Episode #4: "Shadowplay")

Director: Chris Moore
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:22:00
Synopsis: In the season finale of THE COMPUTER LAB, a Philosophy Professor’s grip on reality is threatened after she is fired for being a whistleblower, leading to profound realizations about the world and her place in it.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 4:00 pm (Episodic, 2 of 3)

The Fork

Director: Maggie Craig
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:17:04
Synopsis: A game of cat and mouse. Sophie toys with her food then struggles with the ethics of her first slaughter. After her first taste of blood she goes with her instincts.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 6:30 pm (Shorts, 3 of 4)

The Foursome

Director: Zack McTee
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:29:45
Synopsis: Iowa’s Waukon Golf Club is so small that a round of 18 means playing the 9 hole course twice. But the Iowa course created something Augusta and Pebble Beach never could - a friendship that has lasted well beyond 18 holes. This short documentary follows a lively foursome as they play their 50th outing at the Waukon Men’s Invitational.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 6:30 pm (Shorts, 2 of 4)

The Jump

Director: Jorge Porras Gamboa
Country of Origin: Mexico
Running Time: 01:224:20
Synopsis: A Mexican long jumper prepares to be the first of his country to reach Olympic Games with PhD studies, while recovering from injuries and poor results. For the athlete, who seeks to inspire a generation, the main challenge will be to keep the clarity of his goals when things do not go as planned, and his younger brothers follow in his footsteps in track and field.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 11:15 am (Feature)

The Mortician of Manila

Director: Leah Borromeo
Country of Origin: Philippines
Running Time: 00:25:00
Synopsis: Orly manages and lives at Eusebio 24hr Funeral Services in Manila, Philippines. His relationships with clients and journalists alike colour the empathy and contempt he holds for the country’s ‘drug war’ victims who, like him, are struggling to survive. One victim, Angelita, loses her son Anthony, in a suspected drug-related police killing. Arriving at Orly’s funeral parlour, she realises she cannot afford her son’s funeral. While her son lies in a wake, Angelita battles the odds, and rising flood waters, to raise more than twice the money it takes to raise her family on in a year. Meanwhile, Vincent, a photojournalist, relies upon Orly to get news of the latest killings to report in his ongoing assignments. A compelling ‘slice of life’ narrative and intimate access lends this film a sobering perspective on the lives behind the headlines surrounding Philippines President Duterte’s so-called ‘war on drugs’.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 12:30 pm (Shorts, 2 of 4)


The Mushrooms

Director: Aref Vakili, Mehdi Moghaddasi
Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran
Running Time: 00:28:00
Synopsis: After 15 years, two mature classmates decide to recover and reconstruct their missed romantic senses.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 7:00 pm (Shorts, 1 of 3)

The Quiet

Director: Radheya Jegatheva
Country of Origin: Australia
Running Time: 00:10:00
Synopsis: When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 10:00 am (Student Selection 1 of 4)

The Wallet

Director: Ravid Maimon
Country of Origin: Israel
Running Time: 00:27:09
Synopsis: Regev forgets his wallet at the popcorn stand, but the popcorn vendor says a mysterious blonde took it and went
into the movie. Without a movie ticket, and with the ticket checker on his tracks, Regev must solve the mystery through the cinema's corridors.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 9:00 pm (Student Selection, 2 of 4)

Tic

Director: Greyson Acquaviva
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:04:57
Synopsis: In this visually-disorienting experimental film, experience both the chaotic unpredictability and the unexpected rhythms of Tourette Syndrome.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 6 of 9)

Toprak

Director: Sevgi Hirschhäuser
Country of Origin: Turkey
Running Time: 01:45:53
Synopsis: Since the death of his parents, the teenage Burak lives with his uncle Cemil and grandmother in a remote Turkish village town. They try to make a living by selling pomegranates but while the religious Cemil is satisfied to live his life in poverty, Burak struggles to leave for the city and going to university. When the grandmother gets sick, both have to make tough decisions that will change their lives.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 1:45 pm (Feature)


Unintended

Director: Colleen Bradford Krantz
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:43:00
Synopsis: The limited series Unintended is a true-story hybrid in which an investigative journalist digs up century-old tales of unplanned pregnancies, confronting the true price of shame over the generations.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 3:30 pm (Episodic 1 of 2)

Veins of a Leaf

Director: Skyler Knutzen
Country of Origin: United States
Running Time: 00:20:31
Synopsis: Fractal patterns are found in all living things, from the lengths of space to the specifics of molecules in a microscope. Elizabeth Knowles' sculpture and painting work are inspired by these repeated patterns and their connection to life and death. She was first introduced to these by her father, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist. A special connection between the two of them was molded in nature and continues to be felt after his death.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 6:35 pm (Shorts, 3 of 3)


Western Field of View

Director: Eden Maslavi
Country of Origin: Israel
Running Time: 00:06:07
Synopsis: Based on a true story, During the Sudanese Civil War in 1993, photojournalist Kevin Carter took a photo of a starving child lying next to a vulture – an image that then appeared on the New York Times’ front page, was showcased in international exhibitions and won him the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. The photo stirred discussions over the ethics of documenting victims of war, with many accusing Carter of not aiding the child after taking the picture.
Showtime: Saturday, June 27, 10:00 am (Student Selection, 5 of 5)

Wicca Book Chapter 1

Director: Vahagn
Country of Origin: Greece
Running Time: 00:04:43
Synopsis: This is a story about Wicca book. The book which devil plagued mankind with suffering. The all-powerful book of the Witches. But wherever there was evil, wherever an innocent would suffer, there would be Mia.
Showtime: Friday, June 26, 4:00 pm (Episodic, 3 of 3)

Wienerland

Director: Jan Woltetz, Stefan Polasek
Country of Origin: Austria
Running Time: 01:08:06
Synopsis: “Wienerland” (working title) is a fantasy/western genre-mix exploring the boundaries of society, ethics, and perceived reality. The respective storylines, brought to life by a diverse ed cast, examine the potential aspects of inter-- and intrapersonal dilemmata and are carefully interwoven to present an intricate bigger picture.
Showtime: Sunday, June 28, 3:45 pm (Episodic)
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