Dreamweaver (Directed by Cheryl Briggs from Orlando, FL) 6:15 mins Animation The Chippewa tribe believes that Asibikaashi, the spider woman, protects children from bad dreams at night by weaving dream catchers to hang above their heads while they sleep. In Dreamweaver, she teaches Namid, a scared eight year old Chippewa girl who suffers from nightmares, to overcome her fears.
Light Sight (Directed by Seyed M. Tabatabaei from Iran) 7:34 mins (For All Ages) Animation M.E., the imprisoned character in a room is attracted to a hanging light and tries to catch it. But the room itself becomes an obstacle on his way. Click Light Sight for the trailer
Bob - The Blob Fish (Directed by Marleia Alfaro from San Diego, CA, US) 2:29 mins Animation Barry is a fat ugly fish that can't swim and lives at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to live on a beautiful coral reef at the top of a tall, tall cliff.
GoodMan (Directed by Andrew Huggins from Charlotte, NC, US) 9:21 mins A modern day adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Young Goodman Brown" from 183
Shala (Directed by Joao Ignacio from Brazil ) 11 mins Drama
Shala is the story about Pedro (Tiago Assis), a young boy living in an orphanage in Amazon and creates situations to draw the attention of adoptive parents, while at the same time creating an imaginary friendship with his only toy, a doll named 'Shala.'
Butterflies in the dark (Directed by Daniel Mercatali from Italy) 13:16 mins Drama
A day like any other, between the colors and scents of autumn in a beautiful city park, Veronica and Maya. A generational meeting in which the vision of life is the main topic to be explored on two different benches. On the one hand Maya, his new way of life, in a condition that has changed forever, the other Veronica, little girl grew up with social networks and smartphones with few social relation.
Dreamphone (Directed by Kendra Lohr from Massachusetts, US) 3:43 mins Animation Was it all a dream?
The Book - The Best Gift (Directed by Alex Protensky from Russian Federation) 2 mins Comedy Unusual story, which took place on 14 February.
Trail Past Prejudice (Directed by Shruti Tewari from Bay Area, US) 5:50 mins Drama With hate crimes against brown-skinned people on the rise, Sheela is conflicted whether to trust a white man she runs into while jogging, or to treat him with the same prejudice she often encounters.
Wire (Directed by Berkay Hasbay from Istanbul, Turkey) 14:59 mins Drama The story of the dissolution a family fleeing from Syria.
Green Soil (Directed by Keerthi Raj B.S. from India) 3:15 mins Documentary The city of Pune generates 1700 tons of waste every day. But a family at the heart of this city chose to be different. Green Soil is an inspiring story of how the little family consumes waste around them. Green Soil is also a story that has moved more than 300 other households in the city to act. Poetry Stalled (Directed by Steven Biver from Virginia, US) 10:50 mins Drama An arrogant poet is forced to commit a desperate act, and then realizes he's not the literary genius he believes he is.
Amazonia Damned (Directed by Ada Bodjolle from U.K.) 14:01 mins Documentary Amazonia Dammed tells the story of the Munduruku people's urgent struggle to protect the heart of the Amazon against one of the largest mega-dam projects on earth. Through the director's relationship with the community of Sawré Muybu, the film invites the audience to discover how these brave warriors of the modern day fight an impossible war of hope and joins its voice to the growing awareness of the need to preserve our planet's remaining rainforests.
Stronger than pretty (Directed by Jaret Martino) 8:26 mins Drama Stronger Than Pretty is an empowering film about the journey of a woman finding her voice. Women often must fight for social and economic equality. This was my mother's reality and the inspiration of Stronger Than Pretty
The Family Portrait (Directed by Kelly Holmes from U.K.) 14:23 mins Drama Margaret must convince her daughter Louise to take responsibility for the family after the death of her father, whilst the family endures the ritual of a family portrait.
Is this a joke or what? (Directed by Sangeeta Godbole from Durham, NC, US) 15 mins Documentary In the current socio-political environment, does it feel like we are regressing on women’s issues? What is the role and impact of the social media? An immigrant woman reveals her posts from her family’s whatsapp group, where she finds herself isolated, as she stands up for women’s rights. She faces hard choices as she struggles to preserve her family ties, while demanding a respectful treatment on social media. In the backdrop of a bitterly fought American election, these personal interactions have a striking resemblance to the larger social interactions and polarization.