Beat The Drum - A young orphan leaves
his African village to save it from a mysterious illness.
Witches In Exile - Following women
accused of witchcraft in Gahna through their daily struggle to survive. As government
agencies attempt to abolish this age-old tradition, these women find themselves
caught between their society¿s deeply rooted beliefs and its drive toward modernization.
Blues By The Beach - Filmmakers are
at a beachfront blues bar in Israel when a suicide bomber explodes.
Perla: Last Of The Seven Dwarfs -
An almost unimaginable question: What if the Seven Dwarfs met infamous Nazi doctor
Josef Mengele? As fantastical as it sounds, this actually happened and is
part of the remarkable life story of two-and-a-half-foot tall Perla Ovitz and the
Troupa Lilliput, her family of seven singing & performing dwarfs.
Colorblind - Scattered to the winds
by the 1967 Detroit riots, an unusual group of almost all-white, 1960s, grade school
classmates reunite at age 46, and discover how each of their lives had been profoundly
impacted by their beloved African American teacher, Mr. Bell.
Leisurama - A second home for the
middle class family for $12,000 fully furnished? Introducing the Leisurama house!
Leisurama is a story of ambition, creative marketing and a post-war nation searching
for peace and diversion on the home front.
Race For Glory: The Story of Drill Team Racing
- Drill Team Racing is an exciting athletic event having roots in the early days
of New York City firefighting. What started out as brutal races between fire departments
to get "first water" on an actual fire has evolved into a technically advanced,
extremely intense competition between New York volunteer fire departments.
Lutkoski Fishsticks - The Depression
of Weighty Consequences coincided with the worst housing shortage in the history
of New Baltimore, forcing many workers to move into their factories as tenants.
Set against this fantastic backdrop is the story of Otto, a hapless employee of
the decrepit Lutkoski Fishsticks factory who must dodge the wrath of his ill-tempered
employer and conquer a monstrous foe to win the heart of a beautiful coworker.
Tahara - TAHARA depicts the harsh
reality of female genital mutilation on the psyche of Amina who must decide if she
will submit to family pressure to circumcise daughter.
Pee Shy - A boy becomes so frightened
by his scout leader's campfire stories that he humiliates himself one night, and
becomes the object of the scout leader's vicious humor....until the troop encounters
something truly terrifying in the woods.
Myron - For 30 years MYRON JANSKY
has leepwalked through life. In one day’s time, he will be run over by a truck and
killed. MYRON takes us through his final day, a day in which the tide of his lackluster
existence turns, and he experiences a taste of the desires, dreams, loves, and aspirations
that his life has so sorely lacked.
Pillowfighter - It has been largely
forgotten that the greatest spectator sport of the 1890s was Professional Pillowfighting.
Documentary chronicles the life of 1890s Pillowfight Champion Big Jack Bolster,
whose fortunes rose & fell with those of the sport he loved.
SmartCard - Smartcard is a story
about a man who realizes that his perfect automated life is not in his control,
but the corporation that created the system. After the discovery, does he have the
will left to escape?
The Story of Calvin Stoller: Last Abstract Expressionist -
The story of a tortured abstract artist who is searching to find himself in his
Flyaway - A little wooden plane,
despite the price it must pay, does the impossible and joins a world it could only
Cotillion - Thirteen-year-old, GEORGE
ANDERSON falls in love with his buxom, golden-haired, dance teacher, MISS TIFFANY.
Swept away by his fantasies of love he decides to ask her to marry him, only to
discover that Miss Tiffany is not all he imagined her to be.
Dancing With You - Dana, an injured
ballerina, must decide whether to keep mourning her lost career or move on, when
a man in a bar asks her to dance with him. 'Dancing With You' is a love story with
both swing dance and ballet sequences, filmed in New York, and starring principal
dancers Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette of New York City Ballet.
Legion - Jessie is a college student
whose girlfriend has just been murdered. One day, he takes a walk into the woods
and into a deep dark tunnel seeking solace from the pain of his loss. He soon discovers
that the journey he's on will reveal who killed his girlfriend....but will not allow
him to escape.
Firefighter - After 9/11, NYC Firefighter
Kenny Ruane finds his strong beliefs challenged until a fire rescue frees him from
his guilt and he's able to return home to his family.
THE GNAT AND THE LION - Director,
Burke Higgins, Toly Prohl (3:49) - The gnat and the lion duke it out in a comedic
take on the classic Aesop’s fable.
KYLIE GOLDSTEIN, ALL AMERICAN - Director:
Eva Saks (2:00) - Kylie Goldstein was born in China…now she's part of an American
BIBI - Director: Lola Kamalova /
Bek Shakirov (6:37) - This story is about Bibi, an adventurous little girl full
of ideas. She always wants to grow up, explore and go places. Her curiosity always
gets her into different adventures.
BUBBLEMAN - Director: Karil Daniels
(4:59) - This performance piece feature Sterling Johnson, a Bubble Artist, who creates
whimsical and fascinating bubble art using a simple soap mixture and his hands alone.
Images are accompanied by an original music track by Tom Romero.
THE BOY WITH THE UPSIDE DOWN SMILE
- Director: John Hansen (2:30) - An alien boy who doesn't fit in seeks acceptance.
JANIE and JEROME: STARTING SCHOOL -
Director: Eric Weil (2:00) - 'Janie and Jerome: Starting School'
is the latest in Sesame Workshop's award-winning series of animated adventures featuring
spirited preschooler Janie, her beloved teddy bear, Jerome, and Janie's vivid, slightly
surreal dreams. In this story, Janie discovers what the first day of school is really
like: a playdate!
GOPHER BROKE - Director: Jeff
Fowler (4:18) - Gopher Broke tells the tale of a cunning rodent’s smashing encounter
with a produce truck on a lonely country road.
PINGU'S BOUNCY FUN - Director:
Kevin Walton (5:00) - Pingu is bouncing on everything in the igloo. from his bed
to the arm chairs and even Pinga's favorite toy. Mother tells him to calm down,
and goes out with Pinga, leaving Father to help Pingu tidy up. Father knows that
it can be fun to bounce, so he and Pingu decide to build a trampoline. But Pingu
soon realizes that he is going to need a crash helmet!
WHAT ROBOTS BEAR - Director Natt
Thangvijit (1:30) - A robot programmed to destroy the city meets an unlikely obstacle
along the way.
ENERGY - Director: Eva Saks (3:00)
- Should you feed your car a banana? A comic short about kids' health.
ROBOTMAN VS OCHOMONSTER - Director:
Anthony Kern (5:50) - Robot Man, the world’s first construction paper superhero,
battles the Gulf of Mexico’s infamous Ochomonster in this epic short film from Uncle
THE ZIT - Director: Mike Blum (4:45)
- A small tale about a giant pimple.
MAKING FIENDS - Episode 3, Director,
Amy Winfrey (3:00) - Charlotte just wants to make friends while the sinister Vendetta
makes fiends in her laboratory. Vendetta terrorizes the entire school with
her motley crew of fiends. Charlotte always manages to escape harm thanks to her
DAIKON ASHIA - Director: Ru Kuwahata
(1:30) - Daikon Ashiâ is a Japanese term that means legs that look like white radish.
The main character starts off poking fun at her mothers Daikon Ashi. Before long,
this character realizes that she too is going to grow up and look exactly like her
mother, Daikon Ashiâ and all.