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SHOWING 153 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FIRST TIME FILMMAKER'
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FISHTAIL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 61 minutes
  • Directed By: Andrew Renzi
  • Country: USA
The iconic voice and noble philosophies proffered by Harry Dean Stanton punctuate this authentic look at life on the edge of wilderness. Andrew Renzi makes his directorial debut with this glimpse into the rugged lives of the cowboys of Montana’s Fishtail Basin Ranch as they survive another calving season. Set to a seraphic score, this captivating, atmospheric documentary is a film, as Stanton would say, for “those of earth-born passion.” |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker
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FLAMES

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Zefrey Throwell and Josephine Decker
  • Country: USA
Filmed over five years, Flames follows real-life couple Josephine Decker and Zefrey Throwell from the white-hot passion of first love to the heartbreak of breaking up. But for these two filmmakers, the end of the relationship wasn’t the end of the story. As they continue filming, reconstructing what happened and where it went wrong, lines begin to blur between what was real and what was “the film”—if there’s even a difference anymore. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, First Time Filmmaker
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FOOD CHAINS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Sanjay Rawal
  • Country: USA
Executive produced by Eva Longoria, this hard-hitting documentary gives pause for thought with every plate of food we eat by exposing the rampant abuse embedded in America’s agriculture and food production industries. The fi lm sheds light on the wage theft and outright slavery that constitutes everyday life for thousands of America’s (mostly Latino) farm workers, and gives voice and attempts to bring justice to those fi ghting to change these practices. |Read More
Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food
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GABRIEL

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Lou Howe
  • Country: USA
Rory Culkin delivers an electrifying performance as Gabriel, a vulnerable and confused twenty-something longing for stability and happiness. Convinced that reuniting with his old girlfriend will bring his dreams to fruition, Gabriel risks it all in a desperate and increasingly obsessive pursuit. First-time writer/director Lou Howe authentically portrays the heartbreaking reality of a young man battling his inner demons, establishing himself as an extraordinary new filmmaking talent. |Read More
Drama, New York, NY Director(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
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GARNET'S GOLD

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 76 minutes
  • Directed By: Ed Perkins
  • Country: U.K.
Twenty years ago, Garnet Frost nearly lost his life hiking near Scotland’s Loch Arkaig. The near-death experience haunts him to this day, in particular the peculiar wooden stick he discovered right before he was rescued. Believing the staff to be a marker for a fortune hidden nearly 300 years ago, Garnet embarks on a treasure hunt for the lost riches. Beneath the search for gold lies a poignant pursuit for life’s meaning and inspiration. |Read More
Documentary, TFI Supported, First Time Filmmaker
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GüEROS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Country: Mexico
A water balloon dropping from the sky, exploding on a mother’s head, in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces its director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, as a bold new voice of Mexican cinema. Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance. |Read More
Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

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