2023 FESTIVALApr 5-15, 2023Lansing, MI

45 Degree

2022 / Taiwan / Zi-ting Zeng

The boy hates this angle worship world, and an opportunity brings him to a completely different environment. As he began to think about the rightness of the system, he was…

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5-Stars

2022 / Taiwan / James Wei

An award-winning sushi chef is out of desperation to serve the crude puffer fish. Puffer fish do not know how to appreciate food and art at all, they only know…

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A Glimpse of Paradise

United States / Jeffrey G. Butler

A journalist interviews a man who may hold answers about a reclusive doctor's past and reason for self-exile before his death. The story uncovers the truth about the doctor's experiment,…

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A Letter From Home

2022 / United States / Spencer LeGros, Alexander Hinsch

Jason Graven, an Army Veteran, looks into the generational trauma from his missing father and surrendered daughter. This eventually leads to him finding a new family of fellow veterans who…

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Aida

2022 / Spain / Manuel Pérez

October 1934. The workers' revolt in Asturias is dying. Aida Lafuente, a young revolutionary, decides to resist entrenched in a machine gun nest, to protect the retreat of her companions.…

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Aliens Abducted My Parents and Now I Feel Kinda Left Out

2023 / USA / Jake Van Wagoner

Miserable after her family moves to a small town, teenage aspiring journalist Itsy befriends Calvin, her strange, space-obsessed neighbor who believes his parents were abducted by aliens, and joins him…

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All in the Water

2022 / United States / Judy Larson

Set in Texas, Michigan, and Oregon, All in the Water raises the volume on the stories shared by people of color who are not only passionate about fly fishing, but…

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Amina

2022 / United States / Shanrica Evans

Haunted by the loss of her partner, a former astronaut struggles to connect with her unborn child.

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An Island Drifts

Singapore / Vivian Ip

*Content Warning: Self-Harm Set in Singapore, a young teacher presses for the truth from a maladjusted student, the act leads to devastating results and they suffer the ignominy of losing…

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As Time Goes By

2022 / Taiwan / Hao-Xuan Tan

In 2020, Covid-19 became a pandemic and hurt the world. From then on, our daily life changed. Hope you can take comfort in this film and treasure every moment you…

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At a Glance

2022 / Netherlands / Ruud Satijn

*Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse During his evening shift, pizza delivery guy Izem suspects domestic violence is taking place behind the doors of a wealthy customer. Do the police believe his…

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Babushka

2021 / Canada / Kristina Wagenbauer

A Canadian director visits her grandmother in Russia after 25 years of separation. Travelling through family memories and those of a country, this roller coaster of emotions invites us into…

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Bachelorette Party

2021 / France / Lola Cambourieu, Yann Berlier

Maïa will soon get married. It's an opportunity to get together with friends, during a weekend in the countryside. But the party gives way to melancholy: Maïa realizes all that…

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Balloom

2022 / Canada / Kayla Borecky

Balloom is a fourth year thesis film about a Clown who struggles to accept the inevitable demise of his balloon animals but gains a new perspective on life thanks to…

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Belle River

2022 / Canada / Guillaume Fournier, Samuel Matteau, Yannick Nolin

2019. Spring flooding in Mississippi hits record highs. In Louisiana, the residents of Pierre-Part are preparing for the worst. Barring an unexpected turn of events, local authorities will soon be…

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Bite

2022 / USA / Michelle Krusiec

A Taiwanese mother turns on her teenage daughter the night she discovers she will lose her house.

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Blossom

2022 / United States / Tanner Hamilton

A young girl grows up in the company of her imaginary friend, a silent and friendly monster. As she matures and experiences all the joy and tragedy that life has…

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Born in the Barn: Part 1

2022 / United States / Kristin Lee Ojaniemi

Like the landscape in much of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the Ewen-Trout Creek school district is a quintessential rural setting, dotted with the weathered structures of once-bustling family farms. One of…

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Bounty

2018 / United States / Adam Mazo, Ben Pender-Cudlip, Tracy Rector, Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot), Maulian Dana (Penobscot)

We are citizens of the Penobscot Nation. For this film, we bring our families to Boston to read our ancestors' death warrant. This abhorrent proclamation, made in 1755 by the…

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Brenda’s Story: From Undocumented to Documented

2022 / United States / Geri Alumit Zeldes

"Brenda’s Story" documents MSU student Brenda Pilar-Ayala’s citizenship journey as she navigates acculturation issues related to internal and external stresses as an undocumented resident. Brenda is just one of 450,000…

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Bridge

2022 / Taiwan / Jun-Wei Zhang

An ordinary high school boy is chatting with his mother on the way home from school as usual. The same way home and the same scenery along the way, but…

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Brother

United States / Aleksei Borovikov

With his wedding to Carlos approaching, Tony, a young immigrant to the US, invites his conservative elder sister to the ceremony — a fateful decision that forces Tony to choose…

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Cancelled Stamp

2021 / Canada / Joyce Kline

When sex comes between aging conjoined vaudevillians, each sister must make her own life and death choice.

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Canman

2022 / Taiwan / Yu-Ping Chang

A production line is one that runs machines day in and day out. An unexpected journey, the order begins to disintegrate step by step. It makes the protagonist unconsciously begin…

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Caroline on the Roof

2022 / Luxembourg / Alejandro Bordier

*Content Warning: Self-Harm On National Day, a woman neglected for too long by those around her decides to desperately draw attention to herself.

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Cash & The Loud Pack

2022 / Luxembourg / Alejandro Bordier

Making their Lansing debut, Cash & The Loud Pack is an amalgam of the American Jazz lexicon, informed by South Floridian hip hop genealogy. The result is the Midwest-based quartet…

Catch

2022 / Taiwan / Tzu-Yi Yang, Yi-Xuan Li

In order to keep friends who can't catch fish from starving, the cat living in the port decided to break the routine and go fishing with its friend at the…

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Chasing the Ghost

2022 / United States / Matt Santia

About to enter rehab, a drug-addicted ER doctor is cursed by a sinister force that requires him to find a way to stay high or his loved ones will die.

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Chop! Chop!

2020 / United States / Keanu Sousa Mendes

Fred is Coming at 3pm! Will Jack be ready on time? Dial in for a fast-paced fun adventure of intense pumpkin carving and spooky surprises!

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Danavan

2022 / Canada / Jean-David Rodrigue, Franie-Éléonore Bernier

In the Limoilou neighborhood of Quebec City, René and Polo are apprehensive about the arrival of the new next-door neighbor. Though he doesn't know it, the young man is moving…

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Dead Dogs Don’t Lie

2022 / United States / Max Tullio

On the way home from another night of drinks at another neighborhood dinner party, Claire and Hugh brutally run over the family dog. While trying to get rid of the…

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Dear Audrey

2021 / Canada / Jeremiah Hayes

Acclaimed activist filmmaker Martin Duckworth has devoted his life to peace and justice. But now he’s put down his camera to fight for the most important cause he’s ever faced—caring…

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Decliner

2021 / Canada / Jeremiah Hayes

Decliner is a post-punk / techno band based in Detroit, MI. The trio wrote and recorded their debut EP, “Remember,” with Omar S, released on FXHE Records in May of…

Depraved Mind

2023 / Canada / Nicholas Shields

A criminal psychologist struggles to help a serial killer, stricken with amnesia, come to grips with his heinous crimes.

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Diary of Hitler Kumar

2022 / India / Rohit Patidar

A documentary about Hitler Kumar who is obsessed with killing mosquitoes

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Eat Pomegranate with Khalid Ibrahim

2023 / United States / Alec Gnass

Khalid Ibrahim shares the story behind the name of his photography studio - Eat Pomegranate.

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Ela Veezha Poonchira

2022 / India / Shahi Kabir

The story is set in llaveezhapoonchira, a scenic hilltop in Kerala's Kottayam province, located 3200 feet above sea level. The film starts by showcasing a small wireless police station at…

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Everybody Wants to be Loved

2022 / Germany / Katharina Woll

A blisteringly hot summer day. Psychotherapist Ina notices something is wrong with her. But she doesn't have time to worry about it: Patients are waiting at the practice, her daughter…

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Exit

France / Oriana Ng

*Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse A dangerous elevator ride tests a couple's bond.

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Fernanda

2022 / USA / Mar Angélica Molina

An angry Latinx dyke in her twenties wants to make the world a better place, but can barely keep her own life together. FERNANDA and her friends deconstruct their lives,…

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Finding Filman

2020 / United States / Kevin Anglin

A documentary team follows a delusional soft-core porn actor who seeks to cross over into the mainstream acting world. REGIS FILMAN is a soft core porn actor who has recently…

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First Voice Generation

2023 / United States / Cynthia Sofia Martinez

The First Voice Generation film follows the stories of three Latinx high school students in Holland, Michigan. They struggle with a sense of identity and belonging growing up in this…

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Flower

United States / Collin Woolford

A music video about a young man's crush.

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Flower by Man

2022 / Taiwan / Shawn Yee

In the creamy white workshop, the protagonist sculpts the work and gradually ignites the passion for creation. The scene changes to red, and the enthusiasm makes the protagonist not feel…

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For Pete’s Sake

2022 / Spain / Gerald B. Fillmore

Jim is going insane, he has been in the hospital forever. When the doctor finally arrives with his tests, the results are unexpected. A matter of laugh or death.

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Future // Names

2022 / Spain / Gerald B. Fillmore

Anthony Fucciareli (Future) and Devon Kirby (Names) are a VJ and producer duo that combine creative multi genre DJing and original music with produced and improvised video accompaniment to deliver…

George

2022 / United States / Matt Richmond

George Manias has operated a shoe shine shop for 76 years, ever since escaping the Nazi occupation of Crete at 14 years old. Today, at 91, the loss of his…

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Go Through the Dark

2022 / China / Yunhong Pu

Guanglin is a blind boy in China who displays great skill at the ancient board game called Go, in which two players place black and white pieces on a grid…

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Good Guy with a Gun

2022 / United States / John Mossman

Will Greenwood, a Chicago teenager forced to come to terms with his father's violent death, visits a small town and finds solace in a group of local kids. When the…

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Happy End Now

2022 / Slovakia / Ján Guga

*Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse The film HAPPY END NOW follows a single mother under critical pressure caused by her inner conflict. She desperately tries to get a job to provide…

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Hayseed

2022 / United States / Travis Burgess

After the shocking death of a small-town reverend, insurance investigator Leo Hobbins (Bill Sage) arrives at Emmaus Holy and interviews the church secretary, Darlene Halsey (Ismenia Mendes). Against his better…

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Heartland Klezmorim

2022 / United States / Travis Burgess

Heartland Klezmorim, Michigan’s only traditional klezmer band, began their musical journey in 2006 performing old-time klezmer music. Since that time, their repertoire has expanded to performing jazz interpretations of klezmer…

Heleno

2022 / Spain / Mikel Arraiz

Sergio and Elena are a happy couple. One night, Elena starts to talk and act strangely. The next day the couple take it as a joke. Things start to get…

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Hundreds of Beavers

2022 / United States / Mike Cheslik

In this 19th century, no dialogue, supernatural winter epic, a drunken applejack salesman must go from zero to hero and become North America's greatest fur trapper by defeating hundreds of…

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Hysterical

2022 / USA / April Moreau

In the days following a sexual assault, a stand up comedian fails to find solace in comedy, forcing her to look inward to heal.

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I Wanted to be Vittorio Gassman

2021 / Italy / Cristian Scardigno

1962. Aldo Marianecci, a 40 year old actor seeking his big break, returns to his hometown, Cisterna di Latina. He will spend the weekend with his lifetime buddies and with…

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Ikigai

2022 / Taiwan / Tzu-Fei Yang

Leuconoe, don't ask, we never know, what fate the gods grant us, whether your fate or mine, don't waste your time on Babylonian, futile, calculations. How much better to suffer…

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In the Water

2021 / United States / Drew Highlands

*Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse

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It Dawns the Longest Night

2022 / Spain / Carlos Fernández de Vigo, Lorena Ares Lago

The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse meet to review the state of humanity and discuss strategies for the future. A weak and dying Death receives his companions with the intention…

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It’s a Dog

2022 / United States / Eli Shapiro

He's bald. Well, no, he's *going* bald. He still has hair. On like, the sides. Does that count? It counts, right? Maybe? Either way, he's pathetic. And he's getting old.

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Jack Has a Plan

2022 / United States / Bradley Berman

Jack Tuller’s career as a budding San Francisco musician was altered in 1994 when he was diagnosed with a terminal condition and given six months to live. Jack Has a…

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Jeff Hilliard – Abandon

2022 / United States / Jeff Hilliard

Dwight, a 50 year old left over 80s metal rocker who's still holding onto his rockstar dreams while living at home with his mom and working as an Uber driver,…

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Jesse Northey – Picking The Numbers

2022 / Canada / Laura La France

Official music video for "Picking the Numbers" by Toronto-based artist, Jesse Northey. Shot on Super 8 film by Laura La France in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Join, or Die

2022 / United States / Rebecca Davis

Join, or Die is a film about why you should join a club — and why the fate of America may depend on it. In this feature documentary, follow the…

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Joy

United States / Salim Laham

After losing full control over her body, a 21-year-old passionate musician living in the suburbs of Beirut with her handicapped father suffers from a mental condition called conversion disorder after…

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Kasha

2022 / Russian Federation / Alexander Amirov

Kasha is determined to start life from scratch, but the past is not ready to let him go so easily. Dangerous people follow him straight to the rehabilitation center, and…

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Kumina Queen

2022 / United States / Nyasha Laing

Imogene “Queenie” Kennedy was a contemporary priestess in post-colonial Jamaica who catapulted her African spiritual practice into renown. But after centuries of erasure, what remains of the dance between the…

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Lawla

2022 / Belgium / Guillaume Simonin

Music Video for Alix Pilot & Ghizlane Melih

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Lifetimes

2022 / United States / Amber Love

For three generations, the Lewis family has been pushing for racial equity in the Midwest. Through an emphasis on sharing family history and the importance of local leadership, each generation…

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Light

2022 / Taiwan / Wei-Zhu Hong

"King Boat started the procession ceremony after the shipwright finished it. Starting from the street, King Boat followed the floating paper money to a surreal world. King Boat passed by…

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Live in 5

United States / Anna Rodman, Luke Zobel, Lizette Bulthuis, Franklin Snyder, Jon Bomers

An intern for a live cooking show production must fill in for a much bigger role than he signed up for.

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Louis’ Shoes

2021 / France / Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe, Jean-Géraud Blanc

Louis is an eight-year old boy starting a new school. With the help of the teacher, he gets ready to introduce his class by removing his shoes. He explains how…

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Made of Flesh

2022 / France / Florence Rochat, Séréna Robin

*Content Warning: Sexual Assault/Abuse With a touch of blush and a few drops of lip gloss, Lucie is getting ready to start her training day to become a hostess at…

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Marry

2021 / Canada / Fiona Cully

After a few drinks in the park, two friends wander the streets and stumble upon life's toughest questions.

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Misophonia

2022 / Israel / Laron Shwartzman, Ori Dishi

*Content Warning: Self-Harm

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Molly – Don’t Be Suprised

2022 / United States / Jeen Na

The official music video for 'Don't Be Surprised' by Molly. A visual exploration of Karma as a call to action.

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Mystic Michigan: The Rocks Cry Out

2022 / United States / Elizabeth Cherry, Sawyer Thiebaut-Near

Explore the riches of the rocks of the Great Lakes State with Mark Jager, in the third installment of Mystic Michigan. Jager, the author of the Mystic Michigan books series,…

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Nature vs Nurture

2022 / United States / Andrew James Leonard

An experimental film about nature and the industrial world through the comparing and contrasting of sound and image

Night

2021 / Palestine, State of / Ahmad Saleh

The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing…

Nothing Happened

United States / Katya Yakubov

When Sasha, a troubled 17-year-old college student, pays a surprise visit to her alcoholic musician grandfather, Desmond, the two spend the night out in the city drinking, under the pretense…

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October Mourning

2022 / United States / Frederick Thornton

Henry-- a Black man grieving the unexpected loss of his father, Charles, finds himself regretting all the conversations they never had, when an opportunity arises for them to talk one…

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On/Off

2022 / South Africa / Jurg Slabbert

An Afrikaans-speaking man helps his elderly German neighbour in a time of need, despite a language barrier. In the process, he learns volumes about himself.

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Only I Can Hear

2022 / Japan / MATSUI ITARU

In search of a place between two disparate worlds, three teenage Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs), come of age in the vibrant, loud Deaf community. Grappling with issues of prejudices,…

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Ousmane

2021 / Canada / Jorge Camarotti

Feeling uprooted and looking for a purpose, Ousmane, a newly arrived immigrant living in Montreal, has his life take a turn when he meets and elderly, disoriented lady, Edith, at…

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Party’s Over

2022 / United States / Neil Willoughby

The night turns to terror when uninvited guests crash a Halloween party.

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Photocopier & Cat

Taiwan / PIN-YU LIN

There is a strange big box in the quiet house. The cat thinks it his new cat tree and climbs onto it to avoid the sunlight for his nap. As…

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Picture Day

2022 / USA / Kelly Pike

The day before school pictures, a newly transplanted tomboy’s decision to pierce her ears sparks a family crisis.

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Pink Sky – Behind The Sun

2022 / United States / Jackson Ezinga

An escape, a journey, a reunion, and a discovery. Set to 'Behind The Sun' by Michigan based electronic duo and collaborative art project, Pink Sky, led by husband and wife…

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Proxy

2022 / Not Specified / Kaz PS

Proxy is the story of Devon, a surrogate for a couple with fertility issues who decide they no longer want the child she is carrying for them when the child…

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Pussy Love

2023 / Germany / Linda Krauss

Cool Cat invites you! To join the world of Pussy Love. Enjoy a show of lust and laziness! Let's have fun with tits and dicks. The claws are sharp, the…

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Quality Scary

2023 / Germany / Linda Krauss

A division of Lansing Facts, Quality Scary is a horror screening series hosted by comedians Tricia Chamberlain and Emily Syrja (formerly of Comedy Coven). Each month, Quality Scary showcases a…

Reciprocity Project

2022 / United States / Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Brit Hensel, David Hernández Palmar, Geo Neptune, Brianna Smith, Jeremy Dennis, Justyn Ah Chong, Jacob Bearchum, Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Chris Newell, Roger Paul, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector, Lauren Stevens

Facing a climate crisis, the Reciprocity Project embraces Indigenous value systems that have bolstered communities since the dawn of humanity. To heal, we must recognize that we are in relationship…

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Redondo

2022 / USA / Lucretia Stinnette

In a small Korean-owned beauty supply store in South Los Angeles, a misunderstanding between a Black customer and the Korean shop owner explodes into a violent confrontation that is captured…

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Regression

2022 / France / Malone Sacksick

A young man who is about to get married, wakes up every day because of panic attacks. Health issues were ruled out. He then turns towards hypnotherapy sessions that will…

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Reka WW – Salt

2022 / Russia / Egor Gavrilin

In this story, the protagonist makes a journey into the very heart of a dense dark forest to undergo the rite of purification.

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Relationshirt

2022 / United States / Joshua Radford

While staying the night at her new boyfriend's place, Sarah asks to wear a shirt to bed. Subsequently opening up a portal inside his closet that leads to a 1980's…

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Repair

2022 / Taiwan / HONG-ZHI CHEN

Humans have discovered a new source of energy. The two doctors in charge of the energy projects have different opinions. Both of them supports their own viewpoints on energy, so…

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Requiem

2021 / United Kingdom / Emma Gilbertson

Requiem is a story of love and revenge that takes place in 1605 and is set against the backdrop of the witch trials. The film follows Evelyn as she engages…

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Romeo and Juliet?

2022 / Czech Republic / Jan Daniel

Romeo and Juliet?, a tragicomic melodrama, presents the personal stories of its actors on the background of the inception of a modern retro-noir adaptation of a classical work. Individual images…

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Roped

2022 / Spain / Carmen Córdoba González

Mother and Daughter are roped for life by an eternal bond that heals and hurts, and that is perpetuated when Daughter becomes a Mother.

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Roses by Nolia Noon

2022 / United States / Ron Schildknecht

This is the debut music video for Louisville band Nolia Noon with its song, "Roses." The video features singer/guitarist Jared Foos as a young man who is left heartbroken when…

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Running in Circles

Canada / Dom Llanos

A quarter falls from a woman's purse and spins on the floor. The arms of the clock spin on the wall. The store clerk stocks a shelf. Sometimes he stares…

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Same Old

2022 / Taiwan / Geng-Quan Zhang

In a world of severe warming, humans lived in a town that was full of air conditioners. One day, the air conditioners suddenly broke down, and hot air came in.…

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Secret Mission

2022 / Taiwan / Qian-Yu Chen

The story is about a boy who loves to fantasize about using his imagination to transfer himself into a top secret agent in order to send a gift to his…

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Self Care

2022 / United States / Fiori Carmen

Self Care is a daytime horror. An otherworldly self-care guru seeks to heal a broken woman, but the woman's cling to the material world risks resistance to her transformation.

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Set Times

2021 / Australia / Frazer Bull-Clark

Kat gets an unexpected call from her ex, saying he's coming to her band's gig that night. With this on her mind, she sets out for the evening ahead. A…

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Shattered Glass

2022 / Italy / Federico Fasulo

*Content Warning: Self-Harm On the floor lies a shattered champagne flute. Caterina stares desolated at the fragments of the glass, in the majestic ballroom adorned beautifully for the party. She…

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Shine on Us

2022 / Taiwan / SHANG-YAN JIANG

In a severe winter, a lighthouse is losing power and it causes the island to become a world of ice and snow. The robot, K-273 comes here to replace the…

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Silent World

2022 / United Kingdom / Charlie Dennis

SILENT WORLD is a creative exploration and amplification of the Covid-19 pandemic as experienced from the eyes of Signkid, a deaf-rapper in London. Imagine a deadly gas is killing people.…

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Sisters

2022 / United States / Josh Martin

Willow's a troubled young woman being watched. She faces the shadows in the dark fearing for her life. Will the sister who abandoned her years ago come to her rescue…

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Smomid

2022 / United States / Josh Martin

Smomid is a project by Nick Demopoulos, who is a performer, musician and instrument builder. Smomid only utilizes instruments he has designed and built to perform interactive computer music. The…

Soft

2022 / Canada / Joseph Amenta

Taking place over one summer, three adolescent queer friends become enraptured in the nightlife scene of underbelly Toronto, but their bond is tested when a friend of one of them…

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Something New

2022 / United States / Michelle Bossy

On a tumultuous wedding day, five women prepare to walk down the aisle while a teenage bridesmaid probes about what really happens on the wedding night. A subversive and political…

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Spiritual Warfare

2022 / United States / Alexis Rosado, Craig Derek Jones

This Cinematic poetry project walks through an emotional journey. First the subject explores her anger. Then she decides to face her internal conflicts. She ends with resilience, as she learns…

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Supermarket Affairs

2022 / Vietnam / Hang Luong Nguyen

A Vietnamese immigrant mother and daughter in the US argue over how to honor the late patriarch as they shop for his second death anniversary, and inadvertently involve a handsome…

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THE CHOSEN ONE

2022 / United States / Elazar Fine

*Content Warning: Self-Harm After impulsively shaving off his beard and sidelocks, a young Hasidic man experiences a nightmarish transformation that leads him right back to where he started. Over the…

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Tadada

2022 / Taiwan / Chun-Yu Zhang

A little boy stayed in his room alone on a night of power failure. Fearing the darkness, he imagined the terrible shadow monster. At this moment, he heard a sound,…

  • Apr 8 Impression 5 Science Center
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The Bad Trip Home

2022 / United States / Cody J LaRue

Elliot’s plan was simple: take an edible, get some snacks, and get home before the drugs kick in. However, when his car breaks down leaving him stranded, Elliot must navigate…

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The Banality

2022 / United States / Michael Stevantoni, Strack Azar

A small town reels from the sudden and mysterious death of "Feral Boy," a local legend since his discovery in the woods as a child. Father Moss, a priest with…

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The Broken Promise

2022 / United States / Kurt Norton

“Through moving testimonies spanning the globe and history, The Broken Promise shows us the warning signs that societies are moving to genocidal policies. A beautiful and timely film.” — Ruth…

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The Cheshire Zombie

2022 / United States / Shawn Anthony Cockerham

Friendships during a zombie apocalypse are difficult to manage.

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The Desert King

2022 / United States / Lev Merigan

While hiking in the desert, a young woman meets an eccentric character who has resigned himself to a life of solitude in the wilderness, and stays to explore the imaginary…

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The Egret River

2022 / Taiwan / Wan-Ling Liu

Among the tall buildings of the city, the lonely guard hides a beautiful field that no one knows, and meets an egret there; but the expansion of the city never…

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The Errand

2022 / United States / Amanda Renee Knox

When a young girl hitchhiking is picked up by a stranger, who ends up taking whom for a ride?

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The Final Hours of South U Pizza

2021 / United States / Sriram Papolu

A mysterious wandering man recalls the last breathes of his favorite late night pizza joint in beautiful nostalgia before it is decimated to build a high rise apartment complex that…

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The Hours Before Sunrise

Canada / Daniel H. A. Stewart

THE HOURS BEFORE SUNRISE tells the story of an elderly poet as he tries to complete his final manuscript, which he writes from the bottom of holes that he's dug…

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The Mud on Their Hands

United States / Jason Whalen

Tyronne Edwards is a pastor and a 5th generation resident in a small, southern Louisiana town. His ancestors fought for the right for his family to live in the town…

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The Plankton

2022 / Taiwan / Xin-Yashi

We all work hard for our childhood dreams and goals, and even if we encounter setbacks and failures, we will continue to persist in our dreams. When the goal is…

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The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot

2020 / United Kingdom / Ray Jacobs

Tom is anxious, he holds a secret in his human heart, a wing beat and a flutter and its bursting to take flight. The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot is…

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The Sprayer

2022 / Iran, Islamic Republic of / Farnoosh Abedi

In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and…

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The Sun Rises in The East

2021 / United States / Tayo Giwa

The Sun Rises in The East chronicles the birth, rise and legacy of The East, a pan-African cultural organization founded in 1969 by teens and young adults in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.…

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The Unfaithful One

2022 / United States / Delores M Flynn

It takes a breakup with her boyfriend for Tasha to realize how much she loves her husband.

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The Unreliables

2022 / United States / Adam Linkenhelt

A troubled young babysitter and an absent father must decide how to deal with his wife's death, his children, and their own responsibilities.

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The Voice in Isabel Fleiss’s Office

2022 / United States / Jim Haverkamp

A woman with an unusual malady--cobweb buildup in the throat--receives an even more unusual treatment in this adaptation of a surreal poem by North Carolina writer Virgil Renfroe.

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The Wolf Music Video

2021 / United States / Sarah Riley

Stacy's casual dinner party takes a dark turn as she is thrown headfirst into a PTSD episode, navigating the night trigger by trigger.

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There is a Hole in the Ground

United States / Aidan Cronin

While mowing her lawn, Janice uncovers a hole in the ground and is forced to navigate its ever-looming sounds and presence.

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Thirteen Ghosts

2001 / USA / Steve Beck

When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things, dies, he leaves his house, fortune, and his prized collection of ghosts.

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This Wild Abyss

2022 / United States / Thomas Mendolia

A former cowboy turned janitor with an eighth-grade education, Milt Humason forms an unlikely friendship with astronomer Edwin Hubble and assists him at Mt. Wilson Observatory, a partnership that leads…

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Through the Barricades

2022 / Haiti / Alexandrine Benjamin

In the midst of the treacherous social protests that have paralyzed Haiti for months, a modest couple must face blocked roads and murderous gangs in the hope of finding a…

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Time Traveling Through Time

2022 / Canada / Ryan Ward

A wannabe film director becomes embroiled in a battle against the laws of time and space when his attempts to recreate the iconic black and white, photograph-only, time travel film,…

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To Him

United States / Christophorus Cedric

A young woman is confronted with her past repressed love when her housemate discovers a personal letter during a move-out day.

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Unfinished Business

2022 / United States / Jason Knade

A surreal and lyrical reflection on a past relationship.

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Us

2022 / United States / David F. Fortune

A devoted father experiences the highs and lows of teaching his son with down syndrome the sweet science of baseball. However, his patience is stretched as his child struggles to…

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Waves Apart

2022 / United States / Josh Greene

What happens when your passion conflicts with your heritage? This is the question that Josh Greene, our director and narrator, asks himself in Waves Apart. After moving from a Chicago…

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We Are Still Here

2022 / Australia, New Zealand / Beck Cole, Dena Curtis, Tracey Rigney, Danielle MacLean, Tim Worrall, Renae Maihi, Miki Magasiva, Mario Gaoa, Richard Curtis, Chantelle Burgoyne

Ten leading Indigenous filmmakers interweave eight powerful tales to tell a sweeping story of hope and survival in the face of oppression and colonization, traversing 1000 years from the past…

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Where are you?

Taiwan / YING-HENG HUANG

Nessa has been passionate about clothes since she was a little girl and she always likes to draw many gorgeous clothes on the wall to put them on her own…

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Whisper

2022 / United States / Jordan Street

A voice calls to Elijah and gifts him power, now he must choose how to use it.

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Wild Music

Canada / Jaymz Bee

A music producer gets a second chance in the music industry, thanks to some wealthy seniors and two girls who teach him to stop fearing technology!

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Work

2022 / USA / April Maxey

Struggling to get over her ex-girlfriend, Gabriela impulsively decides to drop into an old job, where she unexpectedly runs into a friend from her past.

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Your Friend, Anne

2022 / United States / Hanna Milos

A working artist begins to lose her mind while stuck at home with an illness.

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