Saturday, Jan 11

Saturday Morning Shorts

11am-1pm

The Boogeywoman

In the fever of her first period, a late-blooming teenager is haunted by by her small town’s local legend, only to find that the “Boogeywoman” is flesh and blood... the mother she never had.

Erica Scoggins

Directed by:

Running Time:

17m

Play/Ground

Through a mix of claymation and live action we enter the world of Love, a 2-year-old struggling to be noticed by a father preoccupied with getting Granny out of bed.

Hanna Sköld

Directed by:

Running Time:

15m

La Llorona

La Llorona is a surrealistic film about a group of children who feel haunted by the Llorona—the legendary Mexican ghost of a woman who murdered her children. Their powerful fantasy and fear unleash a chain of events that lead them to become a part of this legend themselves.

Rosana Cuellar

Directed by:

Running Time:

29m

A Normal Girl

A Normal Girl brings the widely unknown struggles of intersex people to light through the story of intersex activist Pidgeon Pagonis.

Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Directed by:

Running Time:

14m

The Gift

A girl with uncommonly large ears is bullied at school, but finds solace in her friendship with a crow in the woods. She feeds the bird everyday and in exchange, it presents her with gifts, until a violent encounter at school causes their ritual to take an unsettling turn.

Jacintha Charles

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

Panel: Karen Allen Masterclass

2pm-3pm

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

Location: 518 Valencia

Award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter, and 2020 Independent Spirit Award

nominee Karen Allen will screen her short film A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud, based on a short story by Carson McCullers. Afterwards, Karen will teach a masterclass on directing actors.

Saturday Afternoon Shorts

4pm-6pm

Lego

When a couple returns to the wife’s abandoned childhood home, she disappears. The husband searches the ruins and discovers a baby girl who seems to be his wife.

Faryarsadat Hosseini

Directed by:

Running Time:

19m

Marisol

When a young mother takes a risk to provide for her daughter, a stranger turns her transgression into a nightmare.

Zoe Salicrup Junco

Directed by:

Running Time:

15m

Gemini

In a very near future, two VR gamers coincidentally meet in real life and, through their interactions, expose the dark side of virtual reality and gaming.

Mily Mumford

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

Me También

Two women in polar opposite spheres of society are brought together by one unfortunate common denominator: sexual harassment. But when everything seems lost, destiny will have the last word.

Valeria Vallejos

Directed by:

Running Time:

16m

Sweet Sweet Kink: A Collection of BDSM Stories

Sweet Sweet Kink takes a sweet sweet peek into the kinky world of bondage, dominance, and sadomasochism.

Maggie M. Bailey

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

Strangers' Reunion

A Korean-American adoptee travels to meet her birth mother for the first time in this powerful family drama. Miscommunication and misunderstandings threaten their attempts to connect—until an emotional breakthrough leads to hope for them both.

Liz Sargent

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

Saturday Night Feature

8:30pm-11pm

Once Upon A River

After her father’s violent death, Native American teenager Margo Crane flees down Michigan’s Stark River in search of her estranged mother. On the way, she encounters allies, enemies, danger, and the beauty of Nature, all while coming to grips with her past and her own identity.

Haroula Rose

Directed by:

Running Time:

1h 30m

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