Saturday, Jan 11

Breakfast

8am-11am

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

Saturday Morning Shorts

11am-1pm

The Boogeywoman

Erica Scoggins

Directed by:

Running Time:

17m

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.

Play/Ground

Hanna Sköld

Directed by:

Running Time:

15m

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.

La Llorona

Rosana Cuellar

Directed by:

Running Time:

29m

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.

A Normal Girl

Aubree Bernier-Clarke

Directed by:

Running Time:

14m

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

The Gift

Jacintha Charles

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

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.

Lunch

1pm-2pm

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

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

4:30pm-6pm

Lego

Faryarsadat Hosseini

Directed by:

Running Time:

19m

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.

Marisol

Zoe Salicrup Junco

Directed by:

Running Time:

15m

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

Gemini

Mily Mumford

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

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.

Me También

Valeria Vallejos

Directed by:

Running Time:

16m

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.

Sweet Sweet Kink: A Collection of BDSM Stories

Maggie M. Bailey

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

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

Strangers' Reunion

Liz Sargent

Directed by:

Running Time:

13m

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.

Saturday Night Feature

8:30pm-11pm

Once Upon A River

Haroula Rose

Directed by:

Running Time:

1h 30m

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.

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