A Femme Fatale Could Save Ash Trees from an Invasive Killer
Aaron Lemle | 4:33 | Wild & Green
Two Penn State scientists from different disciplines collaborate to save the American ash tree population by entrapping the invasive Emerald Ash Borer with a high tech electrified decoy.
David Maddox | 9:07 | Comedy
A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.
Around the Dinner Table
Cassandra Nicholson | 5:00 | Race to Justice
Four different families deal with the aftermath of another unarmed young black man being killed by a cop in their hometown. They discuss how they'll recover from - and perhaps one day help ffix - the situation at hand
An Object At Rest
Seth Boyden | 5:43
An Object at Rest follows the life of a stone as it travels over the course of millennia, facing nature's greatest obstacle: human civilization.
Mitchell Slan | 13:51 | Horror
Which evil returns its roots seeking the first love of his life and trying to build a perfect family, cursed are the worshipers of God..." III Part of "Cabrito Trilogy
Behind Closed Doors
Bianca Armbruster | 5:00 | WFC
A slice of life about a modern couple’s Saturday morning habits: Lana and Carter strive for independence, challenge the balance of equality and are comfortable being their whole selves.
Behind the Bars
Max Rothman | 4:18 | Race to Justice
Edward Smyth Jones turns to poetry when facing the uphill battle of the oppression of his race, finding solace and teaching future generations how to find comfort in a life hindered by prejudices.
Carla Lee | 3:26 | Race to Justice
There are many frustrations members of marginalized communities face; this comedy holds itself up as a mirror to society to foster self awareness and critical thinking when POC speak about their lives.
Gabriel Diamond | 6:06 | Ocean Film Challenge
Ten years ago, in a coastal village in Madagascar, Alasdair encouraged residents to cordon off a part of their octopus-fishing area for a time. When the area reopened, the community changed forever.
Andrew Porter | 16:34 | Music
In 2004, Joseph Bertolozzi recorded the sounds of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in New York State using those sounds to compose Bridge Music, making the bridge the largest percussion instrument in the world. The music contains no other tones than those of the bridge itself. This documentary follows Bertolozzi's journey from playing the Mid-Hudson Bridge and eventually the Eiffel Tower.
BRIX AND THE BITCH
Nico Raineau | 9:57 | LGBTQ
Trapped in a seedy and illegal fight club, one woman's only chance for escape is to win a brutal brawl against the one person she refuses to harm.
Max Paterson | 0:15 | Shorty Shorts
Tied up, slapped, then abandoned. There is a lot of thing going through the teenage boy's head, and some come out in the form of a wish, a wish gone wrong.
Ziggy Livnat | 6:56 | Ocean Film Challenge
Tied up, slapped, then abandoned. There is a lot of thing going through the teenage boy's head, and some come out in the form of a wish, a wish gone wrong.
Joshua Smooha | 8:11 | Live Action
Warning: Code Red! It’s a Cootie Outbreak! The disease is spreading and Matt’s at risk. Matt likes Becca, his infected science partner. Cootieologist Connor has warned Matt about the dangers of girls and will quarantine Matt if necessary. Matt has to stay away from Becca’s birthday party, or it could be the end of boy-kind as we know it
Dancing With U - Marc Richter Ft. Remington Maxwell
Marc Richter | 3:12 | Music Videos
This song is the embodiment of my childhood in a PG format. However, mine was rated R. A little over a year ago I discovered a brave dancer named Erik, who's defying image when it comees to dance; and I reached out to this man, informing him that I wanted to produce a song and music video around his amazing image, while vicariously telling my story as well. I was raised in a town of Savages. Had to deal with bullying in school, a dysfunctional family to come home to, being overweight, betrayed by friends, cheated on, laughed at, talked about behind my back, and the rabbit hole has gone deeper since moving to Los Angeles. But I was born with talent. And a special combination of attributes that make me think I have what it takes to WIN in this Industry. And so has Erik. Together, along with the help of an amazing cast and crew, I proudly present 'Dancing With U'
Deana's Story Dementia and the Middle Class
Zach Jordan | 10:47 | Faith & Spirituality
Deana was diagnosed with Dementia at 50. As her family struggled to deal with the emotional and financial impact of caregiving, her daughter created a foundation to help families affected by Dementia.
Talia Schizzano | 4:54 | Ocean Film Challenge
Plastic pollution is overwhelming and seemingly inescapable. The solution to reversing it is complex, but can be simplified by taking some easy everyday steps to defy this plastic lifestyle.
Alexander Engel | 7:43 | Love
Dude loses the last two digits of this girl's number. Tries every combination to find her. It's a comedy.
Drew Pollins | 15:27 | Comedy
Danny, Devin and Duke have planned the perfect crime: robbing the Dollar King on Halloween, its busiest night of the year. They've got pig masks to conceal their identities and squirt guns, spray-painnted black to inspire fear. They'll be in and out in 90 seconds. There's just one problem: these three losers are so incompetent they couldn't steal their way out of an iron refinery. As the heist goes horribly wrong, the boys are confronted with a choice: accept the status quo they've been stuck in since high school, or finally make change - even if it is 99 cents on the dollar
Liv Colliander | 21:48 | Female Filmmakers
Reeling in the aftermath of her mother’s suicide attempt, a young swimmer works through her trauma in the water while desperately trying to break the wall of silence at home.
Erik Axelsson | 0:38 | Shorty Shorts
Short animated film aimed to raise awareness about poaching.
Fade - Freedom Aganist Dark Enemies
Charity Smith | 6:59 | WFC
A short that showcases the pain, stagnancy and the release of accepting your past and the realization that only you control your destiny and your FREEDOM.
Filtering a Plastic Ocean
Rory Banyard | 5:35 | Ocean Film Challenge
This short film highlights the dangers of microplastics - sea-borne plastic that has broken down into tiny pieces - and a new low-cost method to remove this toxic particles from beaches and seas.
Fitness Blok Program
Brent Noll | 0:42 | Shorty Shorts
A short fitness routine inspired by treadmill videos.
Talena Sanders | 3:48 | Experimental
Dead Horse Bay, Brooklyn Shot, Directed, Edited by Talena Sanders, Music by Caboladies, Clothing by Take Off Your Clothes, Styling by Ben Reingold and Craig Hunter, Super 8 film transferred to digitall.
Anthony Schatteman | 14:24 | LGBTQ
Eighteen-year-old Jasper is madly in love with his art teacher. Overcome with confusion and longing, Jasper takes to following his teacher and his new girlfriend wherever they go.
Anthony Florez | 7:00 | Native American Doc Challenge
An examination of Native identity as seen through the eyes of a mother and her children on the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation of Northern Nevada.
Janne Schmidt | 6:41 | Comedy
When Elsa is hired by a call center company, after a somewhat remarkable job interview, sales volumes start to drop when she and her team cannot satisfy an unusual request from a caller.
Alexander Groves | 4:46 | Ocean Film Challenge
Gyrecraft looks into maritime crafts along coastal or island cultures or long voyages utilising what the sea provides, be it whale’s teeth or ocean plastic melted with a machine harnessing the sun.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Carsten Kurpanek | 12:01 | Love
To not end up like her miserable parents, Annie puts her dates to the test when things start to get serious. If they can recreate movie magic, Annie knows they'll live "Happily Ever After.”
JJ Neepin | 5:45 | Native American Doc Challenge
JJ Neepin is a female Indigenous filmmaker. With the help of photographer Nadya Kwandibens, JJ plans to recreate her great-grandfather’s portrait. The headdress is a powerful symbol with great meaning
High Hope- The Future of Dungeness Crab
Benjamin Drummond | 5:36 | Ocean Film Challenge
Dungeness crab is one of the most valuable commercial resources on the West Coast. As acidification alters ocean chemistry, scientists and fishermen are coming to realize how it will impact the crab.
Hinowu Hand Games
Danny DeLeon | 4:55 | Native American Doc Challenge
It’s the 2016 Hand games tournament in Lincoln, CA: the game is described by participants and tribal spokespeople, explaining the importance of the hand game tournaments and preserving culture.
Honest in Thought and Deed
Matthew Palmer | 3:26 | Race to Justice
A retired police officer reflects on the ways in which his training altered his perspective on race.
I Think It's Pretty Obvious
Michael Acosta | 7:54 | Live Action
Recent exes, Jason and Tess, are stuck inside of their apartment during a Zombie Apocalypse. With no food or water, they must decide who ventures outside to get it.
Jessica Clark Racing
Ellen Houlihan | 4:57 | Documentary
Jessica Clark, a 21-year-old race car driver, dreams of racing in NASCAR. As a confident and driven woman in a male-dominated career field, she is an empowering example of a woman defying the odds.
Erin Lau | 4:29 | Native American Doc Challenge
The proverb “Aia no ka pua i luna (the flower is still on the tree)” means that one retains their beauty no matter their age. See the beauty of Elizabeth Lau, age 93, by her values and sense of aloha.
Layers of Fear
Hsin-Ying Liu | 3:29 | Animation
A child’s dreams are influenced after he experiences a typical childhood trauma in this animation that explores the boundaries between real world and dreams.
Payal Sethi | 26:55 | Female Filmmakers
When Raisa’s 13-year-old sister, Zainab, is sold in marriage to a foreign businessman, the 18-year-old hatches a dangerous and improbable plan to save her from becoming a disposable “one-day” bride.
Louisa Taabni | 29:50 | Female Filmmakers
The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…
Heidi Douglas | 22:22 | Horror
Louisa is a convict in the living hell of a British prison in 1829. She ignores warnings from her prison mate and places her hopes for freedom in becoming the servant of the mysterious Mr. Black.
Andy Fortenbacher | 13:54 | Love
Award-winning romantic comedy about Gordon -- a dimwitted chubster with pure intentions, who follows some god-awful advice and tries to impress the woman of his dreams by scaring the crap out of her.
Mohamed The First Name
Zairi Malika | 14:57 | Faith & Spirituality
Mohamed is the most popular name in the world but not easy to carry in West. Mohamed, a 10-year-old boy doesn’t like his name, the same as the Prophet of Islam who spread a message of love and peace.
James Mills | 19:49 | Social/Political
Three generations of women come together to tell the story of Vina Schmitt, grandmother, mother, and self-proclaimed “Moon Child” of Oceanside, California. Sexually and physically abused by her stepfaather as a child, Vina’s forced loss of boundaries led her to pursue a life of hard living filled with surfing, skating, and booze that extended far into her mothering years. Now a grandmother, Vina’s daughter and granddaughter recollect the ways in which Vina’s life story and mental health has impacted their own, and wonder if the intergenerational trauma can be healed
Aleksei Borovikov | 18:00 | Music
Young pianist Dima is preparing for audition in a prestigious music school. But before the performance he finds that his parents separated and decides to save the family.
Gisele Nour | 1:40 | WFC
Employing handmade, tactile materials and an experimental structure, this film explores the immediate shock of violence and its lingering impact, based on the 2016 terror attack in Nice, France.
Overcame the Sun - Cloudy Busey
Julian Clark | 5:09 | Music
A disastrous re-entry to earth forces an astronaut to find himself.
Lucas Jatoba | 12:54 | Adventure
This is the story of a man who drowned… and came back from the dead to sleep with the world’s most iconic supermodel, Twiggy: a big wave pioneer who’s life sequences more like a feature length dream.
Lesley Johnson | 6:51 | LGBTQ
Jack is not your typical 10-year-old boy. His room is jam-packed with dresses, hats, wigs, and makeup. This short documentary follows the autistic boy as he sews his very own princess ball gown.
Deidra Peaches | 7:00 | Native American Doc Challenge
In July 2016, Indigenous and other community organizers and advocates traveled across the US to gather stories from Indigenous communities at the forefront of the push from toxic to clean energy.
Florence Pelletier and Caroline Côté | 7:01 | Native American Doc Challenge
Three women embark to discover their own boundaries in an immense, wild and remote territory. In their quest is to understand the spirit of the Inuit people by being immersed in their ancestral lands.
Red Bull Dedicate Diving Free
Adrien Nisan | 7:46 | Adventure
Jacques de Vos is a South African underwater photographer who is an expert in freediving with orcas. On this expedition in the north of Norway, he spends a few seconds swimming with them underwater.
Claire Imler | 6:36 | WFC
Submerged in the darkness of her depression, Katie struggles to stay afloat the rough waters in her life, but uncovers what matters most in her journey to recovery.
Brittany B. Monét Fennell | 4:03 | WFC
Tarana Burke, creator of the #metoo movement, is a survivor, activist and mother. This is how she found the confidence to start a movement telling other survivors they are not alone.
Sink or Swim
Michael Cameneti | 18:21 | Social/Political
How would you choose to live your life truly knowing your days are numbered? Devin Broadbent is reminded of his mortality on a daily basis. Battling cystic fibrosis, Devin lets ENDPAIN take an inside look into the diseases effects both physically and mentally and his process of living with it
Scott Simonsen | 21:00 | Dramatic
After being prescribed his third antidepressant, Charlie returns home only to have his Craigslist roommate Miles toilet flush his pills and kidnap him to see a sunrise over the ocean. Tension mounts as the fast talking road trip drives us to the bottom of Charlie's pain and to the impending sunrise on the coast, where life could begin or end, literally... And then there are chinchillas.
Skull and Bone
Victoria Rivera | 5:25 | Race to Justice
In a neighborhood plagued with a violent past, one man reflects on its deeply-rooted history, its cultural impact and the importance of keeping ancestral traditions alive.
Lindsey Hagen | 9:13 | Adventure
A grassroots slacklining gathering meets beneath the crust at Moab’s illusive Fruit Bowl, bringing together all walks of life, seething with passion for life and aerial expression.
Still I Rise
Gabriel Diamond | 3:46 | Race to Justice
Juxtaposing Maya Angelou's timeless poem with images of struggle and change, "Still I Rise" prompts us to ask: On which side of the divide do we stand? Where will we forge common ground?
Minka FK | 7:14 | Dramatic
The sun beats down. Frank waits for the bus. His ice cream melts. A stranger asks to borrow his phone. Stray dogs roam the streets.
Such and Such
Ashley Seering | 5:00 | WFC
The story of Such and Such, a boutique farm that provides fresh produce and humanely raised pork to some of the best restaurants in St. Louis, MO.
Eleanor Mortimer | 16:58 | Documentary
The rock of Gibraltar is shared between two primate species: people and monkeys. The human government, British, resorts to drastic tactics after the monkeys can’t be expelled using peashooters.
The Invisible Mammal - The Bat Rescuer
Kristin Tieche | 10:20 | Wild&Green
This film series describes the struggle that bats face to survive, specifically in North America, where white nose syndrome, climate change, and habitat destruction is causing sharp decline in populations of certain bat species.
The Melancholy Man
Samantha Aldana | 5:19 | WFC
An unexpected love story between the world’s saddest man and the world’s saddest woman.
The Plastic Vagabond
Noé Sardet | 6:45 | Ocean Film Challenge
Horsea plasticus, a toy seahorse is lost at sea. He takes us on a wild journey through the plastisphere, meeting fellow drifters, and a team of scientists during an expedition.
Jacob Frey | 4:19 | Animation
The Present is a graduation short by Jacob Frey from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. It is based on a comic strip by Fabio Cavalcanti.
The Quiet Man
Keith Rivers | 3:37 | Documentary
Don, Nancy and Vicki have formed a wonderfully complicated friendship dealing with love, loss, and dementia. At any age, the only constant is change and the friendship that helps through tough times.
The Road to Motherhood
Sofie Peeters | 7:04 | WFC
Over 80% of births in Belgium are medically intervened -- even a baby coming into this fast-turning world must do so efficiently. This is the story of what it means for three women to become mothers.
Patrick Higgins | 4:55 | Race to Justice
The Setup tracks the psychological and physical toll of living with undocumented status, under a controversial and imperiled federal program called DACA.
The Sunshine Boy
Naaman Azhari | 3:17 | Social/Political
Inspired by real events, the film follows a mother's realization behind her son's mental state moments before a tragedy.
The Swan Girl
Johnny Coffeen | 15:00 | Experimental
When an artist is mysteriously held captive in an art studio, he sculpts complex figures to atone for his past mistakes.
The Wayward Wind
Carl Sondrol | 3:38 | Music Videos
A wayward traveler is encouraged to settle down.
THIS IS AMERICA
William Anderson | 5:46 | Race to Justice
Unaware of the struggles in today's world for African-Americans, John has a eye-opening wake-up call that shifts his perspective forever.
This Panda Is Dancing
Max Stossel | 3:49 | Dramatic
In the Attention Economy, technology and media are designed to maximize our screen-time. As technology gets more and more engaging, we need to take a look at how we’re structuring our future.
Throw Away Culture
Rory Moon | 7:40 | Ocean Film Challenge
A significant portion of the plastic we consume winds up in the ocean, where it threatens marine and human health alike. When did we become so addicted to plastic? And how can we break our addiction?
Tom in Couchland
James Just | 2:20 | Animation
A stoner dude is sucked into the couch and must battle crazy couch creatures in search of his remote.
Michael Redhouse | 4:36 | Native American Doc Challenge
The beauty of Native American jewelry is in the relationship of Grandmother and Granddaughter. Megan shares her story of how she connects to her Grandmother and her culture through turquoise.
United By Water
Derrick LaMere | 3:07 | Native American Doc Challenge
The 5 tribes of the Upper Columbia River unite on the water in traditional canoes for the first time since 1940, when their waterways at Kettle Falls were flooded by the Grand Coulee Dam.
Sherrie Quannea | 3:55 | WFC
There is a growing epidemic of police violence against people of color. With it come hurt, frustration, hopelessness -- and how attempts to change such a skewed system can be thwarted.
Why Not Now John Henry
Ben Proudfoot | 4:02 | Race to Justice
A docubiopic of young Harlem entrepreneur John Henry, who asked "Why not now?" and went from doorman to dry cleaner to dealmaker.
W. Kaman Bell Doesn't Want to Fit In
Jackie Lay | 2:46 | Race to Justice
Comedian W. Kamau Bell struggled with his identity growing up. As a self-described “nerd,” he favored martial arts over basketball and rock over hip-hop. This struggle carried over into adulthood and his early efforts at standup comedy. At one point, he even considered giving up comedy entirely. It was at this crossroads that Bell stumbled upon a Rolling Stone article, which became the catalyst for him finding his own voice. Since then, Bell has gone on to headline shows across the country, host a CNN series, and document it all in his new book The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
Susanne Serres | 6:40 | WFC
Zaya follows a contemporary dancer who has just realized her love for her female dance partner, Nadege. First, she must realize her love for herself, overcoming her fear of opening up to her mother.