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SHOWING 153 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FIRST TIME FILMMAKER'
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BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Maclain Way and Chapman Way
  • Country: USA
Bing Russell is best known for his role as Deputy Clem on Bonanza, but he left Hollywood in 1973 to pursue his first love: baseball. Creating the independent Portland Mavericks, his ragtag roster of players that major franchises rejected were baseball’s biggest joke. Then they shattered expectations and turned Major League Baseball on its heels in an unheralded story of spirit and rebellion. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker
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BELOW DREAMS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 74 minutes
  • Directed By: Garrett Bradley
  • Country: USA
A reverie of images and sound, Below Dreams follows the narratives of three very different people returning to New Orleans for the promise of a better life. As each character experiences the city, it becomes clear that their individual hopes and dreams are not possible without sacrifice. Shot documentary style but with dreamlike qualities melding fiction and reality, this is a hypnotic tribute to both the socially marginalized and to New Orleans itself. |Read More
Female Director(s), Music, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BLAME

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Quinn Shephard
  • Country: USA
Abigail (Quinn Shephard) is an outcast who seeks solace in fantasy worlds. When high school drama teacher Jeremy (Chris Messina) casts her in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms. But soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond innocent flirtation, and it in turn fuels a classmate's vengeful jealousy that quickly spirals out of control and brings about a chain of events that draws parallels to Salem. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BOMBSHELL THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Alexandra Dean
  • Country: USA
Known for her unmatched beauty, Hedy Lamarr’s fans never knew she also possessed a beautiful mind. Immigrating to Hollywood in the late 1930s, Lamarr acted by day and sketched inventions by night, even devising a “secret communication system” for the Allies to beat the Nazis. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story reveals how Lamarr gave her patent away to the Navy, receiving no credit for her engineering innovations, even as she was immortalized as a legend of the silver screen. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BOY DOWNSTAIRS

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Sophie Brooks
  • Country: USA
Zosia Mamet exhibits winsome charm as Diana, navigating the rite of passage of every single New Yorker: the search for an apartment. She seemingly finds a jewel of a home until realizing her downstairs neighbor is her ex whose heart she broke. Like a true New Yorker, she keeps the apartment. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BRAID

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Mitzi Peirone
  • Country: USA
Two drug dealers on the lam seek refuge inside their mentally unstable friend’s mansion. But in order to stay, they have to participate in her elaborate, and increasingly dangerous, game of permanent make-believe. |Read More
Drama, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
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BRIDES

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • Country: France, Georgia
In the suburbs of Tbilisi, Georgia, seamstress Nutsa shares an apartment with her children and awaits the return of her husband, Goga, who has six years left on his prison sentence. With only rare chances to connect with her husband, Nutsa faces difficult decisions about her family and her own freedom. Tinatin Kajrishvili captures an intimate look at love and absence in a subtle indictment of the harsh Georgian penal system. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
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BROKEN HILL BLUES

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Sofia Norlin
  • Country: Sweden
A group of adolescents wrestle with uncertain futures in a remote mining town that is literally cracking underneath their feet. Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, sits above an iron ore mine that has been slowly eroding the land around it for decades. Soon, Kiruna and everyone in it will have to move, but to where they do not know. As the displaced teenagers linger on the cusp of adulthood, they echo the town’s own fragility in this beautiful and understated film. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

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