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SHOWING 294 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2017
Award Screening Audience Award Narrative First Place The Divine Order
Award Screening: Audience Award, Narrative First Place: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. |Read More
Award Screening Audience Award Narrative Second Place Saturday Church
Award Screening: Audience Award, Narrative Second Place: Saturday Church

14-year-old Ulysses is a shy and effeminate teen being raised in the Bronx by his strict Aunt Rose. He finds escape in a rich fantasy life of music and dance, and soon with a vibrant transgender youth community called Saturday Church. Damon Cardasis’ directorial debut is a rousing celebration of one boy’s search for his identity. |Read More
Award Screening Best Actor International Narrative Competition Nobodys Watching
Award Screening: Best Actor, International Narrative Competition: Nobody's Watching

Nico is a promising actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the big apple, Nico finds himself bartending, babysitting and doing odd jobs to keep afloat. In a moving depiction of the vibrant city, director Julia Solomonoff’s touching feature questions how we adjust when we lose our audience. |Read More
Award Screening Best Actor US Narrative Competition One Percent More Humid
Award Screening: Best Actor, US Narrative Competition: One Percent More Humid

Catherine (Julia Garner) and Iris (Juno Temple) are childhood friends home from college for a hot New England summer. As they attempt to enjoy parties and skinny-dipping and the usual vacation hijinks, a shared trauma in their past becomes increasingly difficult to suppress. As the wedge between the friends grows, they each pursue forbidden affairs to cope. |Read More
Award Screening Best Actress International Narrative Competition The Divine Order
Award Screening: Best Actress, International Narrative Competition: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. |Read More
Award Screening Best Actress US Narrative Competition Blame
Award Screening: Best Actress, US Narrative Competition: Blame

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
Award Screening Best Cinematography Documentary Competition Bobbi Jene
Award Screening: Best Cinematography, Documentary Competition: Bobbi Jene

In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More
Award Screening Best Cinematography International Narrative Competition November
Award Screening: Best Cinematography, International Narrative Competition: November

Dive into the cold, snowy landscape of 19th-century Estonia, where werewolves and spirits roam free, and Jesus co-exists with kratts, the farmers’ mythological helpers made of tools and bones. Farmer girl Liina’s doomed romance with local boy Hans is at the center of director Rainer Sarnet’s pagan, black and white world, where the characters search for meaning in their surroundings and ponder the existence of the soul. |Read More
Award Screening Best Cinematography US Narrative Competition Love After Love
Award Screening: Best Cinematography, US Narrative Competition: Love After Love

The world of a mother and her two adult sons feels emotionally untethered following the death of their family’s patriarch. Andie MacDowell, Chris O’Dowd, and James Adomian deliver searing performances in this absorbing story of a family losing and regaining their equilibrium in the wake of loss. |Read More
Award Screening Best Documentary Bobbi Jene
Award Screening: Best Documentary: Bobbi Jene

In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More
Award Screening Best Editing Documentary Competition Bobbi Jene
Award Screening: Best Editing, Documentary Competition: Bobbi Jene

In her moving and cinematic documentary, Elvira Lind follows American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith as she makes the decision of a lifetime. Bobbi returns to the U.S., leaving behind a loving boyfriend and a successful 10-year run as a star dancer of the famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Lind intimately portrays Bobbi’s rigorous creative process as she starts fresh in San Francisco, while still working to maintain a long-distance relationship. |Read More
Award Screening Best International Narrative Feature Son of Sofia
Award Screening: Best International Narrative Feature: Son of Sofia

Set during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games, 11-year-old Misha is travelling from Russia to live with his mother in Athens in the home of an elderly Greek man she works for. When he learns this man is actually his new father, Misha runs away but doesn’t have the stomach for life on the streets. Returning to his new home, he clings to the stories he grew up with, melding them with reality to create a dark urban fairytale. |Read More
Award Screening Best New Narrative Director Keep the Change
Award Screening: Best New Narrative Director: Keep the Change

In a support group, David—a smooth talker struggling to hide his disability—meets a woman with similar learning challenges, and they quickly forge an intimate bond. Starring a cast of nonprofessional actors on the autism spectrum, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor. |Read More
Award Screening Best Screenplay International Narrative Competition Ice Mother
Award Screening: Best Screenplay, International Narrative Competition: Ice Mother

Hana lives alone in a big villa with only weekly visits from her two belligerent sons and their families to look forward to. While on a stroll with her grandson one day, she rescues Brona, an elderly ice swimmer with a hen for a best friend, from drowning. This encounter invigorates Hana, introducing her to a new hobby and unexpected romance. |Read More
Award Screening Best Screenplay US Narrative Competition Abundant Acreage Available
Award Screening: Best Screenplay, US Narrative Competition: Abundant Acreage Available

Still reeling over the recent death of their father, siblings Jesse (Terry Kinney) and Tracy (Amy Ryan) are attempting to settle into their new lives in his absence. Their simple existence is unexpectedly disrupted by the sudden arrival of three mysterious brothers, camping on their land and possessing a surprising connection to their family farm. |Read More
Award Screening Founders Award for Best US Narrative Feature Keep the Change
Award Screening: Founders' Award for Best US Narrative Feature: Keep the Change

In a support group, David—a smooth talker struggling to hide his disability—meets a woman with similar learning challenges, and they quickly forge an intimate bond. Starring a cast of nonprofessional actors on the autism spectrum, Keep the Change details an underrepresented community with authenticity, optimism and humor. |Read More
Award Screening Nora Ephron Prize The Divine Order
Award Screening: Nora Ephron Prize: The Divine Order

Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. |Read More
Baraka

BARAKA

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Néstor Ruiz Medina
  • Country: Spain
In the months before the war in Iraq, two close brothers are forced to separate, soon meeting again when the war is in full swing, but neither is the same. |Read More
Drama
Bebylon Battle Royale

BEBYLON BATTLE ROYALE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 3 minutes
  • Directed By: Ikrima Elhassan and Cory Strassburger
  • Country: USA
From the minds at Kite + Lightning, this comedic arena battle experience blends a satirical narrative with revolutionary head-to-head VR gaming. Set in a futuristic status-conscious society, players compete as crude, narcissistic, immortal babies seeking fame and fortune. Wielding weaponized status symbols such as gold-plated selfie sticks and big-fisted battle buggies, you can be the “beby” of your most shameless rock star fantasy. |Read More
Becoming Homeless A Human Experience

BECOMING HOMELESS A HUMAN EXPERIENCE

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeremy Bailenson, Tobin Asher, and Elise Ogle
  • Country: USA
Everyone's story is unique, but the human experience is collective. In this interactive first-person VR experience, you face the adversity of living without a home. From Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Becoming Homeless aims to change the way we think and act about our global homelessness epidemic. |Read More