Online Sunday June 21 – 27, 2020
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The Butterfly Effect
USA 11 min (Documentary)
As deforestation and climate change disturb Belize’s critical rainy season, one organization works to educate children using butterflies!
Russian Federation 14 min (Drama)
Though Masha thinks it’s going to be the end, turns out it’s only the beginning.
USA 2 min (Animation)
Connecting reality and abstraction through animation in an attempt to understand what it means “to abstract”.
In the Same Direction:
Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial
USA 17min (Documentary)
A documentary telling the story of Jeff Pifher and his band Socrates’ Trial and their idea of what jazz can be today.
Russian Federation 24min (Drama) MA
Sasha has prepared an unusual birthday gift for Max.
Nostalgia di Domicella
Carla Forte and Alexey Taran
USA 6min (Experimental)
A nostalgic exploration of the self and loneliness in a small town of Italy.
USA 19min (Documentary) MA
This 106 year old woman became a viral sensation at 102. But we quickly see why she’s so much more than that.
Australia 7min (Drama)
A middle aged man’s contentment is disturbed by the unexpected triggering of a memory and the regret it brings.
Israel 24min (Drama) MA
When 12 year old Lior’s attempts to help his mother are futile, he is forced to make a difficult decision.
Shot Down: Howard Snyder and the B-17 Susan Ruth
Michael R Mazur
USA 12min (Documentary)
The true story of the pilot and crew of a B-17 after being shot down by German fighters over occupied Belgium in 1944.
2020 Honorable Mentions & Certificates of Merit
These films will not be screened at the fest, but they certainly hold their own. Shorts which earn an “Honorable Mention” made it into Final Judging and meet high standards of excellence in filmmaking, acting, screenwriting, set design and more.
Films issued a “Certificate of Merit” did not move on to Final Judging, but they showed strengths of their own and were recognized for demonstrating mastery over one to three key aspects of filmmaking. Examples: a unique or compelling storyline, strong editing, exceptional set design, etc.
Anna by Dekel Berenson
Representative by Kelly Wittenberg
Let Her Know by Dun Jin
The First of the Month by Thomas Lewis
Off Guard by Daina Papadaki
12 Ingredients Over Generations by Sam Hampton
Too Late by Clayton Smith
The Other Side by David Gunson
The Catch by Sam Avery
Blood Buddhas by Nikhil Singh Rajputt
I Love You, Dad by Gabriel Lúgigo López
21st Century Artist by Sheri Miller-Bedau
Certificates of Merit
A Room of One’s Own by Jeong Han
Arizona 1878 by Manuel Olaya
Ashmina by Dekel Berenson
Deaf Reach by John Quatroche
EXT by Adrian Bobb
Finding Our Voice by Evan Gardner
In the Blood by Regina Banali
Nice to Be You by Dino Koutsandreas
Pledge It by Rachael Sonnenberg
The Right Path by Peter Cousens
The Scroll of the Prophet isaiah by Jake Kovnat
Walking the Fenceline by Jesse Foster