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DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM

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Becoming Blair – Director: Bri Barsalou

(USA) World Premiere

Blair is a transgender young adult living in Texas and transitioning with mixed reactions from his conservative parents.

Cast: Blair Hanner, Sue Hanner, Karl Hanner

The Bullet – Director: Jordan Bahat

(USA) World Premiere

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A portrait of David ‘The Bullet’ Smith Jr., the world’s greatest human cannonball.

Cast: David "The Bullet" Smith Jr.

Heavy Fog Tonight – Director: Nathan Reich

(USA)

Conrad Milster is an 80 year old chief engineer at New York’s oldest running steam power plant, preserving an era long forgotten while adjusting to the digital world around him.

Cast: Conrad Milster

If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy – Director: Mea de Jong

(Netherlands)

"If you want to make a film about independent women, shouldn’t you make a film about our family?" And so mother and daughter embark on a journey together to make a portrait about the four generations who all managed without a man.

In Crystal Skin – Director: Michaela O’Brien

(USA) World Premiere

Conflict arises between mother and daughter when a young girl with a rare disease in Bogotá, Colombia refuses to attend school.

Cast: Maria Alejandra Peña Giraldo, Jackeline Giraldo Hurtado, Angel Gustavo Peña Sanchez, Carlos Andrés Peña Giraldo

A Passion of Gold and Fire – Director & Screenwriter: Sébastien Pins

(Belgium)

A beekeeper in Belgium worries about the future of his apiary school.

Cast: Fontignie André

Repoman – Director: Giacomo Gex; Screenwriters: Giacomo Gex, Bruno Gex

(USA)

A day in the life of a repoman in Los Angeles, USA.

Cast: Andrew De Palma

Rotatio – Director: Ian McClerin

(USA) World Premiere

A young woman transforms her experience of trauma into a powerfully poetic meditation, challenging her transgressions and the purpose of art.

Cast: Shannon May Mackenzie

Stems – Director & Screenwriter: Ainslie Henderson

(UK) US Premiere

For a brief moment, stop motion puppets crafted from found objects make beautiful music and then as quickly as they came to life, return to being inanimate objects.

Superunit – Director & Screenwriter: Teresa Czepiec

(Poland)

A peek inside a few doors in a Polish "housing machine" comprised of 15 floors and 762 stories where emotions throb, expectations build and desires come true or not.

Temporary Color – Director: John Wilson

(USA) World Premiere

A filmmaker hired to follow David rne on tour finds a capable and better equipped documentary crew already in place and decides to take a more whimsical behind the scenes look while musing about the escaped convicts potentially looming nearby in upstate New York and Canada.

Cast: David Byrne, Bill Ross, Turner Ross

The Tricks List – Director: Brian Bolster

(USA)

A gay man’s journey to memorialize and document every sexual encounter he has ever had.

Water Ghost * – Director & Screenwriter: Wen Li

(USA) North American Premiere

A stranger jumps off a bridge, committing suicide, setting off a journey to find the men who fish bodies out of the Yuanjiang River and the meaning of death, loss and life.

The Wear of Agony – Director: Mariano Rentería Garnica

(Mexico) US Premiere

A visual waltz through the spaces, people and objects of the working class in Mexico, where reality and dreams dance in dialogue.

*out of competition