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13m 9s

Blank Canvas

Riley, an early 30's millennial and Caroline, an early 40's Gen-Xer, happen to meet each other on a rooftop after both experiencing life altering, traumatic experiences. What happens when two strangers discover a new found friendship with someone they never thought they could?

10m 59s

Audible Static

Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just, audible static. In the last days on analog, Thaddeus finds a way to cheat the system.

5m 12s

BT Lives in the Stitch

North Lawndale College Prep is a high school located on the south side of Chicago, in a neighborhood notable more for urban blight than quality education. Then teacher, Dorothea Tobin introduced the BT Lives in the Stitch program, creating a much needed after-school program as well as an avid knitting circle amongst an unlikely group of teens.

6m 59s

Joan

From a young age, Joan always dreamed of a big family and a place by the ocean. By the age of 20, she was diagnosed with sarcoma and had to face life-altering choices. Joan candidly shares her life-long resolve to conquer her adversity to realize her dreams. After 60 years and 22 surgeries, she reflects on her incredibly beautiful life.

13m 40s

Who Are You?

A writer who, after having great success with his first book, has a disastrous creative block. So much so, that not even pencils want to write for him. In his anguish, a delivery girl arrives at his door with a mysterious box. After inviting her in to have a coffee, they share a pleasant conversation about fame and success. What's in the box?... Nobody knows what inspiration can be wrapped in.

24m 23s

Love Wins

Love Wins tells the story of two women, Jan (83) and Emily (89), who met and fell in love during a time when doing so was strictly taboo. During this time, they raised a family while living completely in the closet. After 45 years of living a double life, Jan and Em finally got married and are now community activists and proud flag-waving members of the social movement that changed history.

5m 12s

yoox̲atuwatánk (We Speak)

Through freestyle spoken word, lush Pacific Northwest scenes and ceremony, we enter into a journey of remembrance and reflection on the lessons of the old ones.

16m 55s

Young Adult

On the last day of a summer camp, a teenage girl with cerebral palsy is caught breaking the rules for her crush. Refusing to accept the expectations placed on her by others, she strikes on her own to reconnect with the boy who might be her first love.

12m 12s

Ode to Pablo

Challenged to a basketball game by local boys, Pablo, a queer, deaf Latino, agrees to play. He does not reveal much about himself, but let’s his basketball skill speak for itself. He’s enjoying the game, when an unexpected incident makes it clear to the other teens that Pablo is deaf. Despite assumptions about each, and, however brief, Pablo makes a connection with one of the boys.

5m 18s

All Square: Justice Served in a Sandwich

Emily Hunt Turner saw opportunity for criminal justice reform in her restaurant, All Square. Leaving prison, people often face challenges and stigma as they begin their new lives. At the Craft grilled cheese restaurant, those with criminal records are employed and taken through a professional development program anchored in law and entrepreneurship in order to pave way towards a better future.

9m 14s

Into My Life

Growing up in the largest affordable housing cooperative in Brooklyn, Cassandra’s world was artfully framed by her mother’s Super-8 camera. Today, still living in the same place, Cassandra examines and edits these remarkable films, gaining insight into the challenges her mother faced as a creative black woman and the importance of her vision.

19m 37s

The Moon and the Night

This tear-jerking short takes places in rural Hawaii following the life of a young girl, Mahina and her main companion -her dog, Po. As Mahina's struggling father rejects her pleas to keep her beloved pet out of the ring, she realizes how far he may go. But will a daughter's sorrow be enough to sway a father's greed?

10m 24s

Charlotte and Charlie

When a young woman suffers vision loss, she realizes that she has to give up her great love -her car Charlie. She can't say bring herself to say good-bye until Charlie roars to life and takes her on a final, fantastical journey. Charlotte and Charlie is a sweet, narrative short film that explores loss, disability, and how the things we love define us.

15m 12s

Atlantic City

An Atlantic City postcard is the only remnant that Pony, a Texas drifter, has of his estranged mom. Needing money to head north to find her, Pony accepts a job from a local thug who operates out of a skating rink. Here, Pony encounters a kindred spirit; a fifteen-year-old, runaway girl who claims the rink as her own. When he tries to help her, things spiral out of control.

7m 17s

Heroine of Hope

Like cities and towns across the nation, Cincinnati, Ohio is struggling with an ever-growing opioid crisis. “Momma” Scarlet Hudson, a former corporate executive, takes to the city streets at night, building relationships with women caught in the interconnected systems of addiction and prostitution, offering them a healing home, unconditional love, and a chance for redemption.

10m 26s

The Country Priest

Father Roy Snipes has lived in Texas his whole life and seen it all, especially along the Mexico border. He has dedicated his life to the oblates and keeping religion down to earth. After the threat of a possible wall construction near a historic church in Mission, Texas, the community takes a stand and Father Roy spares insights to the current political climate.

6m 30s

Beacon

In this dialogue-free short, the youngest member of a small, isolated congregation begins to question her faith when a pilgrim arrives, then mysteriously disappears.

14m 31s

The Jump

The future is an endless universe of possibilities. But for recent high school graduate Luna, the future is not so clear. Stuck in a job with no decision on a college major, Luna explores opportunities for herself both personally and professionally. Despite societal pressures to choose, Luna explores opportunities by simply moving forward.

7m 59s

The Hidden Vote | Are Gay Rights Gun Rights?

Meet Vincent, who grew up a Democrat in North Carolina, but is now a conservative, pro-gun activist who thinks gays should take up arms after the Pulse shooting. Meet Mitchell, who grew up conservative but is now a progressive voter who doesn't think the solution is more guns. They also happen to be dating.

14m 17s

Rani

Rani is a social outcast, transgender woman who welcomes life's challenges in order to care for an abandoned child. Set on the streets of Pakistan, she is determined to do the right thing amid waves of challenges.

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