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SHOWING RESULTS FILMS SORTED BY THE LETTER: 'W'
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WASTED THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Anna Chai and Nari Kye
  • Country: USA
Each year, $218 billion—or 1.3 billion tons—of food is thrown out. With nearly a billion people worldwide facing starvation, food conservation is a more urgent issue than ever before. Executive produced by Anthony Bourdain, Chai and Kye’s fast-paced and forward-thinking food doc takes viewers on a tour of inventive new ideas for recycling waste and maximizing sustainability from innovative chefs like Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien, who turn scraps into feasts before our eyes. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Food, Asian American Director(s)
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The art of crafting immersive Virtual Reality experiences poses new and exciting challenges to creators. As the new language of VR develops, it's becoming increasingly apparent that sound will play a major role in the evolution of 360-degree storytelling. Whether used as a means of drawing the viewer's gaze or simply creating atmosphere, the soundtrack to VR experiences are crucial. Hear some of this year's Festival creators speak about their work and the groundbreaking methods that they have found to integrate sound and image.

Panelist include: Sound designer Ron Eyal (Killer Deal), WEVR founder Anthony Batt, creator Rose Troche (Perspective 2: The Misdemeanor), and creator Eugene Chung (The Rose and I). Moderated by filmmaker Warrington Hudlin. |Read More
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WATCHING THE DETECTIVES

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Soter
  • Country: USA
Neil (Cillian Murphy) is a quirky cinephile who wishes his life were more like his favorite film noirs. Enter Violet (Lucy Liu), a real-life femme fatale who really does turn life into the movies. Sometimes love is stranger than fiction, and Neil is about to discover just how strange it can be. |Read More
Comedy, Romantic Comedy
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WATERBUSTER

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Country: USA
Old wounds are reopened when Peinado revisits the upper Missouri River basin in North Dakota, where his ancestors once lived. There he investigates how the massive post-war Garrison Dam project laid waste to an idyllic, self-sufficient Native American community, submerging 156,000 acres of the most fertile land in the country. |Read More
Documentary

WATERING HOLE

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Country: USA
In the aftermath of her mother's death, a young girl makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to stop her father's downward spiral into depression and alcoholism. |Read More
Drama
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WAVE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Benjamin Cleary and TJ O Grady Peyton
  • Country: Ireland
A sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking story of a very isolated person, Wave tells the story of Gaspar Rubicon, who wakes up from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language, baffling linguistics experts from around the globe. |Read More
Drama, Comedy

WAVUMBA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeroen van Velzen
  • Country: Netherlands
Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. |Read More
Documentary

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