Festival Year: 2021


My Neighbor, Miguel
Danny Navarro

In this short, filmmaker Danny Navarro creates an affectionate portrait of his eccentric and exuberant neighbor, Miguel, an unconventional costume designer whose house is filled…

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A Once and Future Peace
Eric Daniel Metzgar

Blending animation and live-action footage, Emmy award–winning director and Full Frame alum Eric Daniel Metzger follows the story of “Andy,” a Mexican American teenager facing…

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Radiograph of a Family
Firouzeh Khosrovani

Iranian director Firouzeh Khosrovani, the child of a secular father and devout Muslim mother, revisits her parents’ relationship to examine the chasm between them and…

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The Rifleman
Sierra Pettengill

Harlon Carter, widely considered the father of the modern National Rifle Association, propelled the evolution of the NRA with his staunch anti-regulation stance. What originated…

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Scenes from the Glittering World
Jared Jakins

In the furthest reaches of the Navajo Nation, at the most remote high school in the continental U.S., three Indigenous students maneuver through the vagaries…

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Spirit never dies, only transitions.
Logan L. Burroughs

Filmmaker Logan Lynette Burroughs’s tender portrait of Black experience is a loving testament to the power of ritual, a rumination on the simple acts of…

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Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth
Aylin Gökmen

From the ocean, a volcanic island rises into steamy mist. The black rock of the earth stands in sharp contrast to the billowing vapor that…

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Storm Lake
Jerry Risius, Beth Levison

Over the past 15 years, with more Americans getting their news from Facebook one in four newspapers have closed in the U.S. With a circulation…

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Taming the Garden
Salomé Jashi

In Georgia, between the Black and Caspian Seas, a powerful and mysterious man collects trees from across the country, summoning them from native forests and…

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Television Event
Jeff Daniels

On November 20, 1983, ABC broadcasted The Day After to 100 million people, setting a record for the highest-rated made-for-TV film. Set in the small…

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Three Songs for Benazir
Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei

In this moving short film, Elizabeth and Gulistan Mirzaei shine a light on life for refugees in modern-day Afghanistan through the story of a young…

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To Be Reconciled
James Christenson

Following a father’s years-long battle against deportation, To Be Reconciled offers a heart-wrenching portrait of a family living through the anguish of uncertainty with faith and resolve.…

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Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation
Lisa Immordino Vreeland

From their Southern roots to their sexuality to their early literary acclaim and eventual addiction-addled decline, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams seemed almost twin-like in…

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Try Harder!
Debbie Lum

For many of us who have endured the grueling college admissions process, it might be hard to imagine that what we experienced is dwarfed by…

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A View from Above
Dylan Werkman

Director Dylan Werkman’s immersive, kaleidoscopic collage covers a lot of ground (and sky) in a short time. Metaphors of ascendance and inspiration are depicted in…

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The Wakeful Sleeper
Boris Van der Avoort

Dealing with chronic sleeplessness, filmmaker Boris Van der Avoort undertakes a personal quest to examine his mental and physical space, looking for clues to his…

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The War of Raya Sinitsina
Efim Graboy

This spirited portrait follows a Soviet World War II veteran, Raya Sinitsina, who survived the 872-day Siege of Leningrad, during which over a million civilians…

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We Were There to be There
Mike Plante, Jason Willis

On June 13, 1978, the punk bands the Cramps and the Mutants played a free show for psychiatric patients at the Napa State Hospital in…

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