Mother Helen – dir. Casey Hockett, Elle Carpenter

Original Film Title: Mother Helen

Director’s Name: Casey Hockett, Elle Carpenter

Writer’s Name: Casey Hockett, Elle Carpenter

Producer: Elle Carpenter, Jessica Sugar Wolf, Taylor Gretz, Ben Stobber, James Mirabal

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 18 minutes 19 seconds

Film Description:

A woman seeks retribution for a past occurrence: one she can never forget.

Reinventados – dir. Josefina Cabezón

Original Film Title: Reinventados

Director’s Name: Josefina Cabezón

Writer’s Name: Josefina Cabezón

Producer: Josefina Cabezón

Country of Origin: Chile

Country of Filming: Chile

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 3 hours 1 minute

Film Description:

This documentary series tells the story of immigrant families who arrived in Chile between the industrial revolution and World War II and started a particular business that is still alive today in the hands of their descendants.
Today’s generation has decided to continue their ancestors’ traditions and reinvent themselves through the work their ancestors started.
The series will consist of 5 episodes, each one focusing on a di erent market area

Hyena – dir. Jack Perez

Original Film Title: Hyena

Director’s Name: Jack Perez

Writer’s Name: Mollena Lee Williams-Haas

Producer: Malinalli López Arreguín

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 46 minutes 16 seconds

Film Description:

A poetic retelling of a woman’s harrowing journey to beat alcohol addiction.

The Painter – dir. Mackenzie Bunnell

Original Film Title: The Painter

Director’s Name: Mackenzie Bunnell

Writer’s Name: Mackenzie Bunnell

Producer: Berridge Programs

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: English

Runtime: 10 minutes 46 seconds

Film Description:

Jack, a pretentious American painter, is taken by surprise when his portrait comes to life.

BULLY – dir. Alejandro Mendoza Llopis

Original Film Title: BULLY

Director’s Name: Alejandro Mendoza Llopis

Writer’s Name: Laura Chimara, Gustavo Mosquera

Producer: Alejandro Mendoza Llopis, Willy Martin, Luis Luyando, Nelson Mata

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 9 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

How does it feel when your classmates point at you, insult you, and hit you for being different, or even more unfair, just for fun? Bullying is a reality… Bullying is unwanted and aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived imbalance of power. The behavior is repeated or tends to be repeated over time. Both children who are bullied and those who bully can have serious and long-lasting problems.

Before I Die – dir. Mark Anders, Rush Sturges

Original Film Title: Before I Die

Director’s Name: Mark Anders, Rush Sturges

Writer’s Name: Mark Anders

Producer: Mark Anders, Rush Sturges

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 10 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

Following the untimely death of their father to Early Onset Alzheimer’s, the Bussell family grapples with the life-altering decision of whether or not to find out if they too carry the gene. Out of the family’s five children, Tristan Bussell, 36, is the only one who decides to take the DNA test. This uplifting documentary short focuses on how those test results profoundly change the way Tristan chooses to live his life.

Hill 314 – dir. Omrie Levy

Original Film Title: גבעה 314

Director’s Name:Omrie Levy

Producer: Omrie Levy

Country of Origin: Israel

Country of Filming: Israel

Language: Arabic, Hebrew

Runtime: 27 minutes 2 seconds

Film Description:

My childhood’s view – Latrun’s hills. “Oasis of Peace”, A settlement set on hill 314, has founded on coexistence between Arabs and Jews. Ibrahim, a herder Bedouin, lives there with his family for 51 years. Since 1999 the settlement and Silence Monastery, the landowners, has made an agreement therefore Ibrahim has been threatened to be deported.

Anthropocene – dir.

Original Film Title: Anthropocene

Country of Origin: Italy

Runtime: 15 minutes

Film Description:

Our planet has been sick for a long time.
People have to use face masks because the air has become unbreathble.
Due to the harmful sun, two sisters are forced to study and play in their own home.
Suddenly the ventilation system stops working, so the two girls have to use artificial respirators but after a while they faint.
However Vanessa, a very curious little girl, finds the strength to react and decides to go out.
Thus a fantastic surreal adventure begins.
Vanessa finds a strange object: it is a forgotten book that will lead her to look for the colors and scents which our sick planet still keeps for those who want to dream.