film guide

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION

Showings – select to order tickets:
Apr 2nd @ 12:30 pm
@ Hollywood Regal #3 (82 seats)

A Syrian Woman | Human Stories From Jordan

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Cinematic Poem

After nearly a decade of conflict, Syrian refugee women have become some of the most vulnerable amid the crisis. Thousands have lost their families and husbands, and now must provide for their children, alone in an unfamiliar country. Hearing firsthand accounts of the refugee crisis in Jordan, we reflect on what it means to be a Syrian woman. We follow their experiences of survival – from displacement, danger, child-marriage, and trauma, to their resilience and hope to rebuild a better future for their children.

  • Runtime:
    11:17 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Country:
    Jordan
  • Director:
    Louis Sayad DeCaprio, Khawla Al Hammouri

All Cats Are Grey In The Dark

Documentary Competition (Shorts)

He calls himself Catman. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he yearns to become a father, he has his beloved Marmelade fertilized by an exclusive tomcat abroad.

  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Country:
    Switzerland
  • Director:
    Lasse Linder
  • Screenwriter:
    Lasse Linder

Las Vegas Bender

Documentary Competition (Shorts)

Las Vegas Bender is a short-form documentary that follows Las Vegas native and neon artist Leticia Maldonado on her journey from a young girl enamored by the glitzy neon lights of Las Vegas Blvd to her inspired work as a neon bender.

  • Runtime:
    21:55 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Danny Corey

Love Birds

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Adventure Drama

An American woman travels deep into to the Amazon jungle discouraged with her marriage & on a quest for adventure, nature and a new sense of belonging. She unexpectedly meets Noe, an amazonian painter who teaches what true belonging really means.

  • Runtime:
    7:45 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    Not Specified
  • Director:
    Ashley Mosher
  • Screenwriter:
    Ashley Mosher
  • Cast:
    Noe Huaraca, Ashley Mosher

Stallions

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Narrative

A young Palestinian horse breeder named Abdel Naser Musleh and his family navigate the difficulties of raising champion Arabian horses in the West Bank—where access to vets and training facilities always seems to be a checkpoint away.

  • Runtime:
    29 minutes
  • Language:
    Arabic,English,Hebrew
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Elise Coker

Wax Paul Now

Documentary Competition (Shorts) Mockumentary Comedy Female - Driven

Three New Yorkers will stop at nothing to get Paul Giamatti his own wax statue at Madame Tussauds.

  • Runtime:
    16:12 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Sophie Mann
  • Screenwriter:
    Rebecca Shaw, Val Bodurtha, Sophie Mann
  • Cast:
    Sophie Mann, Val Bodurtha, Rebecca Shaw, Trevor Van Uden, Richard Brevard, Paul Giamatti, Brian Haggard, Clark Hurlburt

Why Slugs Have No Legs

Animated Competition (Shorts) Drama

A big step in the evolution of animals, Slugs have a hard time keeping up with the pace of life in the city of insects. When a financial crisis hits, the industrious bees only see one solution.

  • Runtime:
    11:00 minutes
  • Language:
    None
  • Country:
    Switzerland
  • Director:
    Aline Hochli
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