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Film Screenings: Saturday, Nov 9, 2019

  • Capitol Theatre 204 Mass Ave Arlington United States (map)

Ticket 5 -

Time: 12:00 PM to 2:15 PM

VOICES OF THE YOUTH PROGRAM

12:00 PM        STUDENT FILMMAKER PROGRAM   

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DOUBLE CROSS (3 MIN)

Amiri Scrutchin | Highlands, TX | Animation

This stylized anime-inspired story, conceived because of his love for sports and intense action is a visually stunning scene of an otherwise normal everyday event-- a basketball game.

A JOURNEY TO ACCEPTANCE (7 MIN) // Honorable Mention

Sami Dowd | Swampscott, MA | DOC

A student reflects on being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how that impacts her life as a high school student.

DISCOVERIES: AWAKENING (3 MIN)  // BEST EXPERIMENTAL

Noah Semeria | Chicago, Illinois | EXP

A film that highlights beauty, motion, and life experiences that encourage our awakening in order to live a more fulfilling life!

DEAR ME (4 MIN)

Sama Muhammad | Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore, MD | DOC

A personal story on the theme of ‘why black lives matter’.

DIMENSION (3 MIN)

Katherine Franklin | Miami, FL | EXP

While being followed, a girl becomes trapped in an alternate dimension and needs to find her way out.

DISPLACED (10 MIN)

Zackery Echevarria, A'mya Celenia McKnight, and Nerissa Wright

Maysles Documentary Center, NYC, NY | DOC

Interviews with New York City locals reveal both the large and small-scale effects of gentrification.

DOYENNE WOMEN IN A MAN'S WORLD (12 MIN)

Stephen Han and Sebastian Paulino | Maysles Documentary Center, NYC, NY | DOC

An investigation of the negative representation of women in superhero movies.

SOCIAL CINEMA (10 MIN)  //  BEST OF FESTIVAL           

Carolina Sánchez | Spain | DOC

Aspects of everyday life, which unlikely, are not addressed enough. Natural and realistic, the focus is on bullying, paraplegics, homosexuality, and the problem with refugees. 

A WAKE-UP CALL (12 MIN)  // BEST NARRATIVE

Alex Dekelbaum | Dallas, TX | NAR

Mallory lives a pretty normal life. However, she is keeping one family secret. When receiving a familiar phone call during a party, her toxic home life is finally revealed.

FIFTEEN (4 MIN)

Louisa Baldwin | Austin, TX | NAR

A reflective film about a gay teenage girl experiencing falling in and out of love for the first time.

SHRINK (2 MIN) // Honorable Mention

Kayla Jorgensen | Hyannis, MA | NAR

A short film adapted from a poem about a teenage girl struggling with an eating disorder.

OH, SUGAR! (2 MIN)

Bryan Guzman | Light House Studio, Charlottesville, VA | Animation

A Kit Kat goes on an adventure!

HOW TO BE 18 (4 MIN)

Tünde Paule| Natick, MA | NAR

18, the age of legal adulthood! But no one told me how to be ‘an adult’ so I had to figure it out for myself.

PRIMO (6 MIN)

Aidin Flores and Adianet Lopez | Florida Film Institute, Miami, FL | DOC

When the mind is surrounded by negative thoughts and painful memories it will try to comfort itself. Primo, an imaginary friend or foe?

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (4 MIN)

Luciana Kerner Matos, Abby Lyons, Serena Loomba, Sam Snoddy, Bryan Guzman

Light House Studio, Charlottesville, VA | NAR

An eccentric substitute teacher challenges students' views on life.

CIVIL DISCOURSE? (3 MIN) // Honorable Mention

Hunter Wanger | Raw Artworks, Lynn, MA | DOC/EXP

A filmmaker travels 0.5 miles from home to ask people their thoughts on how to make political discussions in America more civil and less violent.

MARGO (4 MIN)  //   BEST ANIMATION    

Amelia Maxham, Libby Slaughter, Ben Clark, Summers Worthington, Johnny Krosby-Groner, Jhael J. Rasheed, Victoria Stiefvater, Conrad Heins, Nicholas Tennery, Jago Gould

Light House Studio, Charlottesville, VA | Animation

A young man stuck in a mundane job daydream of a woman named Margo.

BLACK BUTTERFLY (5 MIN)

Brooke Anderson, Brandon Armstrong, Tayla Brown Marc, Cruise Joelle Faison, Madison Hall, Michelle Hill Justin, Marine Israel, McNeil Ade, Ogunshina Eva, Ojekwe Lily Pretyl, Gregory Smith, Ayanna White Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore, MD | DOC

Portrait of the layers of Black LGBTQ identity in a film that advocates for acceptance from their community.

A-N-N-A (10 MIN)

Isabella Marie | Florida Film Institute, Miami, FL | NAR

In this romantic comedy, an awkward teenage boy takes great and often embarrassing measures to catch the attention of a girl in a library but must avoid being thrown out by the strict librarian.

PIECE OF MIND (3 MIN) // Honorable Mention

Noel Pichardo | Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA | EXP

A film about the parallels between dance and imagery.

CHANGING THE NARRATIVE (9 MIN)  // BEST DOCUMENTARY

Christian Means, Deonte Johnson, JaQuavion Gaines, Juliani Robinson

Light House Studio, Charlottesville, VA | DOC

Exploring life experiences of the Black man; their advice for young men.

Sponsors of the Youth Program:

Arlington Community Media, Inc (ACMi) - Arlington Martin Luther King, Jr Committee - East Boston Savings Bank, Cambridge - KUMON, Arlington - Malden TV Center - Webster bank, Lexington - Yourarlington.com

SOCIAL CINEMA | SPAIN | BEST OF FESTIVAL SHORT

SOCIAL CINEMA | SPAIN | BEST OF FESTIVAL SHORT

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Time: 2:30 PM to 3:42 PM

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IN THE PATH OF THE STONES by Marco Antonio Pereira | Doc | 72 min | Brazil/Portugal | 2019 | USA PREMIERE

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Time: 3:57 PM to 5:44 PM

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS PROGRAM 1

DIANNA GOES TO THE FREE SPEECH RALLY by Eric Stange | Doc | 9 min | USA | 2017

ON THE BORDER by Arturo M. Merelo | Doc | 7 min | Mexico | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

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YELLOW ROSES by Paula Jones | Nar | 17 min | New Zealand | 2019 | USA PREMIERE

LOST IN THE WAR by Guido Jacome | Nar | 10 min | Colombia | USA PREMIERE

IMAGINNING FUTURE CITIES

IMAGINNING FUTURE CITIES

IMAGINNING FUTURE CITIES by Shuyi Wang | Doc | 14 min | USA | BEST DOC SHORT

TO PLAY WITH FIRE by Gabriela Paciel | Nar | 10 min | Mexico | 2019 | USA PREMIERE

FACING MECCA

FACING MECCA

FACING MECCA by Jan-Eric Mack | Nar | 25 min | Switzerland | 2017 | USA PREMIERE

Q&A w?filmmakers Eric Stange and Shuyi Wang

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Time: 5:59 PM to 7:24 PM

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GOODBY, MY SON by Yulchiro Nakada | Nar | 15 min | Japan | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

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ARTES LIBERALES by Ceng Chen | Doc | 50 min | USA | 2018

Q&A w/Filmmaker

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Time: 7:39 PM to 8:45 PM

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION SHORTS PROGRAM 2

ON EVERYONE’S LIPS by Ana Ines Flores | Animation | Argentina | 2018 |

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PASSAGE by Igor Coric | animation | 7 min | Serbia | 2019 | USA PREMIERE

CARLOTTA’S FACE by Valentin Riedi & Frederic Shuld | Animation /Doc | 5 min | Germany | 2018

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LOS EMIGRANTES by Andresa Llugany | Animation | Argentina | 2017 | USA PREMIERE | BEST ANIMATION SHORT

AN UNFINISHED LOVE by Rami El Harayri | Animation | 4 min | Netherlands | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

THE DUEL by Alistair Kerr | Animation | 9 min | UK | 2019 | USA PREMIERE

SHUBERT DOWN THE MINE by Pierre-Julien Fieux | Animation | 4 min | France | 2017 | USA PREMIERE

THE LAST CRUISE

THE LAST CRUISE

THE LAST CRUISE by Hristina Belousova | Animation | 2 min | UZbekistan | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

FRESH GREEN by Ida Greenberg | Animation | 5 min | USA | 2018

TRAP by Paul James | Animation | 12 min | New Zealand | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

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THE AFTER BIRTH by Igancio Rodo and Blanca Bonet | Animation | Spain | 2018 | USA PREMIERE

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Time: 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM

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FREE MEN by Anne-Frederique Widmann | Doc | 90 min | Switzerland | 2018 | Boston Premiere

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Time: 10:45 PN to 11:58 PM

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THICKER THAN BLOOD by Anthony L. Williams | Nar | 73 min | 2017 | Boston PREMIERE | BEST NAR FUTURE


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Earlier Event: November 8
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Later Event: November 10
Film Screenings: Sunday, Nov 10, 2019