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The Goldfish

The Goldfish

An adopted woman is forced to confront her darkest fear about motherhood at her sister’s baby shower.

Not that kind of guy

Not that kind of guy

Léto is a transgender and gay 20 something boy living in an industrial suburb of Tours (France). He is stuck between a boring day job at the local art house movie theater, a hostile neighborhood, random encounters and feelingless sex through dating apps. Hopelessly wandering, his feet drag him one day to the ice skating ring where works Hamza, an attractive and enigmatic Syrian guy. Will this meet-cute finally warm his heart?

SEE US

SEE US

SEE US

CHINGA LA MIGRA

CHINGA LA MIGRA

CHINGA LA MIGRA

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

Ayaan

Ayaan

Ayaan

Princess

Princess

Princess portraits a resolving of identity for non-binary Vietnamese-American dancer Jason Vu as they revisit memories of desire from their childhood. Celebrating uninhibited queerness and reckoning with its violent histories, Vu finds themself at the crux of past, present, and future—discovering that sanctuary is not a place, but an action of remembering.

Aurora

Aurora

Aurora, an autistic little girl, spends her days with her mother and brother, covered by a veil like a ghost.
She has chosen to isolate herself from guilty when his father decided to leave the family.
A voice-over, which represents the consciousness of Aurora, accompanies the whole story that goes on with a mix between past and present, until the resolution of the family drama.

Hello From Taiwan

Hello From Taiwan

After a year of separation, a young Taiwanese American girl and her mom struggle to reconnect with her dad and two older sisters across familial and cultural divides.

Sheer Qorma

Sheer Qorma

Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women and non-binary characters of colour, choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

Chai

Chai

With the grand opening of their chai stand, Iranian siblings, Sanam and Reza weren't prepared for the competition from their neighbors' hot chocolate stand.

THE CLASH

THE CLASH

THE CLASH

Sunday's Child

Sunday's Child

Esi is a young, first generation woman from a conservative town in Missouri, where her questioning of her sexuality and desire to be a photographer have become laced with shame and guilt. After moving to LA, Esi stumbles upon a vivid house party of QTPOC (queer and trans people of color). For the first time in her life, Esi is welcomed into a community where she can let down her walls, let go of societal and family pressures and take the first steps towards self acceptance.

Bears on Pine Ridge

Bears on Pine Ridge

Bears on Pine Ridge

HEAR US

HEAR US

HEAR US

The Facility

The Facility

Aurora, Colorado's GEO ICE facility is a private immigrant detention center whose shadowy practices are obscured from advocates and lawmakers alike. But through the stories of those fighting to free their loved ones, and those who have done time on the inside, this film will shine a light on a facility too often shrouded in darkness.

TIES THAT BIND

TIES THAT BIND

TIES THAT BIND

Pushkin's Pants

Pushkin's Pants

In the 1990s, Israel established government-built caravan sites for Russian and Ethiopian immigrants. Abraham, a 9-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, teaches himself Russian in order to survive the difficult conditions, and creates a unique bond with Marina, his neighbor who immigrated from Russia.

My Other Son

My Other Son

Sometimes with the sons, it happens as with the drawing, they do not come out as you imagined. This is Gusti's story. A father who goes through bewilderment and denial, to the most unconditional love for his new son, upon discovering that he has Down Syndrome.

"Perspective Shift" - Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson

"Perspective Shift" - Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson

Perspective Shift is a documentary series which explores the triumphs and trials of some of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability. Each 30-minute episode focuses on one individual excelling in an area of the Arts and explores their craft and their lived-experience.
Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson, is about one of Australia’s top emerging visual and performance artists, having exhibited work nationally and notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, in Sydney. Prue’s art practice was birthed from her identity as an autistic woman and is an integral way that she connects with the world around her. Many of her art pieces invite audiences into her autistic culture, sharing and celebrating her unique “Prue version of Autism”. We too are invited into Prue’s story, travelling on her journey to becoming a leading artist in Australia.

MOTTA

MOTTA

MOTTA

ON HER MARK

ON HER MARK

ON HER MARK

‘LAYERS: The Art of Hadi Salehi's Photography’

‘LAYERS: The Art of Hadi Salehi's Photography’

LAYERS portrays the poetic style of Hadi Salehi’s analog photography. Through a series of captivating conversations with the artist, and an exploration of his experimental process, BAFTA nominated director Bita Shafipour taps into Hadi’s layers of consciousness and maps out a visual narrative of the creativity that shapes his rich and diverse body of work. Using Hadi’s photographs and archival film footage, captured in dozens of countries and including thousands of subjects, this art film visualizes Hadi’s life as an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles, dodging the Iranian Revolution, surviving the post Hostage Crisis ICE raids and deportations, and finally becoming an accomplished artist in a city where he has been capturing stories and making images over the past four decades. Shot primarily on 16mm film, Shafipour aims to pay tribute to Hadi’s creative process and the art of analog photography through her own analog filmmaking.

Feeling Through

Feeling Through

Feeling Through, the first film to star a DeafBlind actor, is a coming of age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of help getting home. From an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.

My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper

This documentary is a lyrical meditation on my father's experiences with brotherhood, incarceration, and the relationship between the two.

The Honey Makers

The Honey Makers

1984, North London. Arjun and Lalita, Indian immigrants from Uganda, hardworking and prosperous, create a home in the face of mounting resentment. Will they forever be outsiders forcibly removed like the industrious hive of bees looking for their own piece of England in Arjun and Lalita’s garden?

The Rotation

The Rotation

There is a war between two tribes on claiming the sun in the sky. As a result to that war, sun annihilates and the volcano erupts. Those two tribes now are dead and a new sun is made, both by that lava. Several century will pass and the humans are still in a war to claim the sun in the sky.

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

OUTSIDE THE LINES

OUTSIDE THE LINES

OUTSIDE THE LINES

El Servicio

El Servicio

In a twist of perception a latina woman mistakes a caucasian man inside her sons home as in intruder when he is really a domestic worker. In a panic, she knocks him unconscious, ties him up and calls the police. Adding to the confusion he perceives this older woman to be his replacement by the cleaning service because he was late. In one final turn of events, she only speaks Spanish and he only speaks English and it takes a bilingual 911 operator to clear up all the chaos.

TAM

TAM

TAM

DUET

DUET

Duet is the story of one fateful day in the lives of 8-year-old girls May and Shadmit, who dislike each other but learn that their lives have become oddly intertwined forever.

Duet is a multidisciplinary project, uniquely integrating film and music. The story raises questions about loneliness, regret, subject memory and fate that ties two children together for a lifetime.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

It’s Sunday morning and all Jordyn desperately wants is a little extra sleep... but it seems like that's not in the cards.

The bath

The bath

Imed, a young father, finding himself alone for a few days with his five year old son due to his wife’s business trip, will have to confront his deepest fear.

The Blue Cape

The Blue Cape

In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, medicine can be hard to come by. A little boy has to grow beyond his limits if he is to help his grandfather.

CODA

CODA

CODA

Freeze

Freeze

When Joy's fairytale romance crashes and burns on her 35th birthday, the incessant TICK-TOCK of her biological clock pushes her to try new things.

Little Brother

Little Brother

Keith, a white elementary school teacher, journeys to South Los Angeles to investigate the home life of his gifted student Lamont. When he meets the boy’s elderly Grandmother, they begin a polite dialogue about Lamont’s frequent absences from school, but the conversation grows increasingly hostile. Unbeknownst to Keith, there’s a special ingredient in Grandma’s sweet tea… and the teacher may be in store for learning a powerful lesson of his own.

A Girl Problem

A Girl Problem

When Erica gets a last minute call to promote her Japanese American Cultural festival on the "Good Evening LA" Show, she has 2 hours to figure what to wear and participate in the interview , or risk losing her job. A Girl Problem is a short comedy about something we've all faced- a closet full of clothes, and nothing to wear!

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The Goldfish

The Goldfish

An adopted woman is forced to confront her darkest fear about motherhood at her sister’s baby shower.

Not that kind of guy

Not that kind of guy

Léto is a transgender and gay 20 something boy living in an industrial suburb of Tours (France). He is stuck between a boring day job at the local art house movie theater, a hostile neighborhood, random encounters and feelingless sex through dating apps. Hopelessly wandering, his feet drag him one day to the ice skating ring where works Hamza, an attractive and enigmatic Syrian guy. Will this meet-cute finally warm his heart?

SEE US

SEE US

SEE US

CHINGA LA MIGRA

CHINGA LA MIGRA

CHINGA LA MIGRA

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

Ayaan

Ayaan

Ayaan

Princess

Princess

Princess portraits a resolving of identity for non-binary Vietnamese-American dancer Jason Vu as they revisit memories of desire from their childhood. Celebrating uninhibited queerness and reckoning with its violent histories, Vu finds themself at the crux of past, present, and future—discovering that sanctuary is not a place, but an action of remembering.

Aurora

Aurora

Aurora, an autistic little girl, spends her days with her mother and brother, covered by a veil like a ghost.
She has chosen to isolate herself from guilty when his father decided to leave the family.
A voice-over, which represents the consciousness of Aurora, accompanies the whole story that goes on with a mix between past and present, until the resolution of the family drama.

Hello From Taiwan

Hello From Taiwan

After a year of separation, a young Taiwanese American girl and her mom struggle to reconnect with her dad and two older sisters across familial and cultural divides.

Sheer Qorma

Sheer Qorma

Sheer Qorma is a story of belonging and acceptance, identity and family, and how it comes together under one roof, as resilient, queer Muslim women and non-binary characters of colour, choose to embrace love that exists beyond their personal beliefs and social moralities.

Chai

Chai

With the grand opening of their chai stand, Iranian siblings, Sanam and Reza weren't prepared for the competition from their neighbors' hot chocolate stand.

THE CLASH

THE CLASH

THE CLASH

Sunday's Child

Sunday's Child

Esi is a young, first generation woman from a conservative town in Missouri, where her questioning of her sexuality and desire to be a photographer have become laced with shame and guilt. After moving to LA, Esi stumbles upon a vivid house party of QTPOC (queer and trans people of color). For the first time in her life, Esi is welcomed into a community where she can let down her walls, let go of societal and family pressures and take the first steps towards self acceptance.

Bears on Pine Ridge

Bears on Pine Ridge

Bears on Pine Ridge

HEAR US

HEAR US

HEAR US

The Facility

The Facility

Aurora, Colorado's GEO ICE facility is a private immigrant detention center whose shadowy practices are obscured from advocates and lawmakers alike. But through the stories of those fighting to free their loved ones, and those who have done time on the inside, this film will shine a light on a facility too often shrouded in darkness.

TIES THAT BIND

TIES THAT BIND

TIES THAT BIND

Pushkin's Pants

Pushkin's Pants

In the 1990s, Israel established government-built caravan sites for Russian and Ethiopian immigrants. Abraham, a 9-year-old immigrant from Ethiopia, teaches himself Russian in order to survive the difficult conditions, and creates a unique bond with Marina, his neighbor who immigrated from Russia.

My Other Son

My Other Son

Sometimes with the sons, it happens as with the drawing, they do not come out as you imagined. This is Gusti's story. A father who goes through bewilderment and denial, to the most unconditional love for his new son, upon discovering that he has Down Syndrome.

"Perspective Shift" - Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson

"Perspective Shift" - Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson

Perspective Shift is a documentary series which explores the triumphs and trials of some of Australia’s top practitioners in the arts industries, who also happen to be people with disability. Each 30-minute episode focuses on one individual excelling in an area of the Arts and explores their craft and their lived-experience.
Episode #2 - Prue Stevenson, is about one of Australia’s top emerging visual and performance artists, having exhibited work nationally and notably at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, in Sydney. Prue’s art practice was birthed from her identity as an autistic woman and is an integral way that she connects with the world around her. Many of her art pieces invite audiences into her autistic culture, sharing and celebrating her unique “Prue version of Autism”. We too are invited into Prue’s story, travelling on her journey to becoming a leading artist in Australia.

MOTTA

MOTTA

MOTTA

ON HER MARK

ON HER MARK

ON HER MARK

‘LAYERS: The Art of Hadi Salehi's Photography’

‘LAYERS: The Art of Hadi Salehi's Photography’

LAYERS portrays the poetic style of Hadi Salehi’s analog photography. Through a series of captivating conversations with the artist, and an exploration of his experimental process, BAFTA nominated director Bita Shafipour taps into Hadi’s layers of consciousness and maps out a visual narrative of the creativity that shapes his rich and diverse body of work. Using Hadi’s photographs and archival film footage, captured in dozens of countries and including thousands of subjects, this art film visualizes Hadi’s life as an Iranian immigrant in Los Angeles, dodging the Iranian Revolution, surviving the post Hostage Crisis ICE raids and deportations, and finally becoming an accomplished artist in a city where he has been capturing stories and making images over the past four decades. Shot primarily on 16mm film, Shafipour aims to pay tribute to Hadi’s creative process and the art of analog photography through her own analog filmmaking.

Feeling Through

Feeling Through

Feeling Through, the first film to star a DeafBlind actor, is a coming of age story that follows Tereek, a teen wandering the streets of New York, desperate for a place to crash when he encounters Artie, a DeafBlind man in need of help getting home. From an awkward meeting between strangers emerges an intimate bond, and a journey that forever changes Tereek.

My Brother's Keeper

My Brother's Keeper

This documentary is a lyrical meditation on my father's experiences with brotherhood, incarceration, and the relationship between the two.

The Honey Makers

The Honey Makers

1984, North London. Arjun and Lalita, Indian immigrants from Uganda, hardworking and prosperous, create a home in the face of mounting resentment. Will they forever be outsiders forcibly removed like the industrious hive of bees looking for their own piece of England in Arjun and Lalita’s garden?

The Rotation

The Rotation

There is a war between two tribes on claiming the sun in the sky. As a result to that war, sun annihilates and the volcano erupts. Those two tribes now are dead and a new sun is made, both by that lava. Several century will pass and the humans are still in a war to claim the sun in the sky.

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

A MANY SPLENDORED THING

OUTSIDE THE LINES

OUTSIDE THE LINES

OUTSIDE THE LINES

El Servicio

El Servicio

In a twist of perception a latina woman mistakes a caucasian man inside her sons home as in intruder when he is really a domestic worker. In a panic, she knocks him unconscious, ties him up and calls the police. Adding to the confusion he perceives this older woman to be his replacement by the cleaning service because he was late. In one final turn of events, she only speaks Spanish and he only speaks English and it takes a bilingual 911 operator to clear up all the chaos.

TAM

TAM

TAM

DUET

DUET

Duet is the story of one fateful day in the lives of 8-year-old girls May and Shadmit, who dislike each other but learn that their lives have become oddly intertwined forever.

Duet is a multidisciplinary project, uniquely integrating film and music. The story raises questions about loneliness, regret, subject memory and fate that ties two children together for a lifetime.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

It’s Sunday morning and all Jordyn desperately wants is a little extra sleep... but it seems like that's not in the cards.

The bath

The bath

Imed, a young father, finding himself alone for a few days with his five year old son due to his wife’s business trip, will have to confront his deepest fear.

The Blue Cape

The Blue Cape

In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, medicine can be hard to come by. A little boy has to grow beyond his limits if he is to help his grandfather.

CODA

CODA

CODA

Freeze

Freeze

When Joy's fairytale romance crashes and burns on her 35th birthday, the incessant TICK-TOCK of her biological clock pushes her to try new things.

Little Brother

Little Brother

Keith, a white elementary school teacher, journeys to South Los Angeles to investigate the home life of his gifted student Lamont. When he meets the boy’s elderly Grandmother, they begin a polite dialogue about Lamont’s frequent absences from school, but the conversation grows increasingly hostile. Unbeknownst to Keith, there’s a special ingredient in Grandma’s sweet tea… and the teacher may be in store for learning a powerful lesson of his own.

A Girl Problem

A Girl Problem

When Erica gets a last minute call to promote her Japanese American Cultural festival on the "Good Evening LA" Show, she has 2 hours to figure what to wear and participate in the interview , or risk losing her job. A Girl Problem is a short comedy about something we've all faced- a closet full of clothes, and nothing to wear!

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