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Empowered, Motivated, Strong
A wonderful selection of short films with inspiring stories of perseverance and determination! Watch as these motivated young people find their voice and overcome. This screening block is a great choice for the whole family!
How do we continue when we lose someone special? This beautiful mix of fiction and nonfiction films that explore the various ways in which people recover from tremendous loss and find themselves again.
A wild mix of films in which the protagonists find themselves trapped in one way or another. Whether it be behind bars or in the troubled confines of their mind, these films will certainly make you feel a bit trapped yourself...
Friday Night Frenzy
An entertaining mix of films spanning many genres and styles. From inspirational stories of acceptance and moving documentaries about the environment to bizarre dance parties and wild music videos, Friday Night Frenzy is sure to have something for every film enthusiast!
For better or worse, we're surrounded by strangers a lot of the time... These short films explore a variety of chance encounters with strangers - from finding love in unlikely places to the anxiety of meeting new people all while trying not to be murdered... This block covers all the bases and then some!
Unfortunately, many of the protagonists in these films have found themselves in some pretty dysfunctional relationships that they just can't seem to escape... For better or worse, these films expose a darkness many of us may have lurking in the shadows. This block is definitely NOT suitable for children!
Zombies, Space & the Apocalypse
The title of this block pretty much sums it up... If you're someone who enjoys a good old fashion apocalyptic zombie battle or tales of strange happenings from outer space, then this is definitely the block for you!
The Art of Life
Life is a very complicated journey... But perhaps art can help us discover and recover from the highs and lows. This beautiful assortment of films will make you think, cry and reflect on our history as well as our future.
Makin' Babies & Stealin' Stuff
Hey! Sometimes you gotta take matters into your own hands if you want something... Whether it's trying to conceive a child with randos or make off with someone's stuff, these strangely-fun, somewhat-questionable films cover it all!
Having a good relationship with your father is great! Unfortunately, that is not the case for the characters in these films... From over bearing, super-masculinity to down-right crazy, these fathers have really done some damage...
Unleash the Beast
This assortment of short films proves that there's a beast in all of us, trying desperately to escape - literally! If you're a fan of thrillers and horror films with a hearty side of gore, this block of films is right for you! Just be sure not to eat before...
These short films shed a light on the struggles of those trying to find a new home and start over. Whether it's an American doctor trying to adopt a Syrian orphan or a Mexican family trying to stay together in the United States, these stories will pull on the heartstrings...
The Perfect YOU
A beautiful assortment of stories about people coming to love and embrace their true self. From the curious girl who connects with a lonely deaf boy to the teenage girl who finally comes out to her best friend, these films are artfully made and will surely make your heart swell.