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SHOWING 210 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2012

BARCELONA

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 7 minutes
  • Directed By: Martin Laporte
  • Country: Canada
A musical journey in the architecture of Barcelona.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Journeys Across Cultural Landscapes program. |Read More
Music

BASEBALL IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 27 minutes
  • Directed By: David Darg and Bryn Mooser
  • Country: Haiti
As the cholera epidemic rages in Haiti and the UN denies responsibility for introducing the disease despite mounting evidence, witness the stories of a young baseball player named Joseph, and a Haitian lawyer fighting for victim compensation in Baseball in the Time of Cholera.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BENJI

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Directed By: Coodie and Chike
  • Country: USA
In 1984, 17-year-old Ben Wilson was a symbol of everything promising about Chicago: a sweet-natured youngster from the city's fabled South Side, and America's top high school basketball prospect. His senseless murder on the day before his senior season devastated the city of Chicago and sent ripples of anguish nationwide. A stirring portrait of a phenom admired both on the court and off, Benji tells the story of a legend who might've been. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax. |Read More
Female Director(s)

BEST EDITING - DOCUMENTARY AWARD

At age 98, director Arnon Goldfinger's grandmother passed away, leaving him the task of clearing out the Tel Aviv flat that she and her husband shared since immigrating to Palestine from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. In this emotionally riveting documentary, Goldfinger follows the hints they left behind in a lifetime's collection of documents to investigate long-buried family secrets and uncover the mystery of his grandparents' painful past. |Read More
Documentary

BEST NEW DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR AWARD

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

BEST NEW NARRATIVE DIRECTOR AWARD

Fed up with catering to the privileged tourist class, Cuban teens Raul and Elio are tantalized by the promise of a new life in Miami. Accused of assaulting a foreigner, Raul has no choice but to flee, but Elio must decide whether his own escape is worth abandoning his beloved sister. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana's restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax. |Read More
Female Director(s)

BEST ONLINE FEATURE AWARD WINNER

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Country: USA, (none)
Achieving greatness in high school wrestling requires a level of devotion unmatched perhaps by any other sport. That greatness has become a yearly expectation at Lake Stevens High, winner of seven Washington state championships in the past 10 years. Narrated by Lake Stevens wrestling alum Chris Pratt (Moneyball), this riveting documentary follows the team over the course of a season as they fight through injuries and academic issues to maintain their school's legacy. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BEST SCREENPLAY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

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