| BLOCK B | 9:30 |
EMBERS AND DUST (11min) dir: Patrick Biesemans
As the radio broadcast of War of The worlds travels across the airwaves, a young boy's imagination is sparked, sending him on his own kind of vision quest, deep into the neighboring forest.
PIROUETTE (2min) dir: Zige Zhang
A woman in shadow tries to find her true reflection in a mysterious hall of mirrors. As she dances within the maze of mirrors, she catches glimpses of her full colored portrait in the mirrors. What will the color offer her?
MISGIVINGS (10min) dir: Adrian Mead
Olly wants to kill himself. Maybe. He is then forced to make a choice. A quirky film about life and death.
AWAKENING (10min) dir: Rolf Lindblom
To provide a life-style his wife and son deserve, Jake takes on a lot of pressure at his job as a real-estate agent. But can he handle it all? Does Jake has any idea what is lurking in the depths of a well-intentioned mind?
BODY RITES (3min) dir: Naomi Simone
Exploring notions of masculinity and social violence through movement language and contemporary dance.
TREINTAÑERA (9min) dir: Diego Londoño
Through the persuasion of her Abuela, Valentina has her quinceañera party on her thirtieth birthday, only to have things go horribly wrong.
GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS (15min) dir: Nick Cavalier
Gotta Groove Records is a vinyl record pressing plant in Cleveland Ohio making quality focused artist driven products. This short documentary introduces the people behind a passion that continues to have relevance into the 21st century.
| BLOCK C | 11:00 |
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL (30min) dir: Søren Grau
Thomas and Nicolai haven't seen each other since they lived with their parents on the Manor in the small village out in the countryside. Twenty years later they meet again after hearing of their father's passing away. The locked away memories of the past surface, and hell shows itself.
BERNINA SINGS (3min) Harriet Lenneman
A Mother tells the director a story while hemming pants on her Bernina sewing machine. A self-proclaimed imperfectionist, she doesn’t measure fabric or read instructions. After 50 years of sewing, she isn’t about to start follow anyone’s rules.
LINES OF SIGHT (60min)
Jim Hall woke up one morning to find his vision had changed. He could only see in vertical lines. Instead of panicking he started painting, creating a daring new artform he calls Lineillism. The documentarians followed Jim for nearly a year to capture his inspiring story. Jim Hall is a featured guest of the BSFF and will offer workshops, panel discussions, and access to his traveling gallery.
| BLOCK D | 2:00 |
BOY SOLDIER (6min) dir: Adam Bradshaw
A boy with an active imagination battles through a war zone in his own home taking on a mission to stop his parent's divorce before it's too late.
THE SEARCH FOR EARTH PROXIMA (10min) dir: Brett Marty
There are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that's habitable aside from our own. The Search for Earth Proxima is a short documentary about a group of scientists and their mission to build a telescope to hunt for an Earth-like planet around our closest neighbor: Alpha Centauri.
ROSETHORN (10min) dir: Aditya Patwardhan
Gabriella is an eight year old girl admitted in a hospital. While the doctors debate whether it's a psychiatric or an abuse case, she fights to overcome her internal conflictis and external realities. With the help of an extroardinary friend Kit, Gabriella learns to cope with her bitter past and sees that beauty can still exist beyond a barrier of thorns.
CAVITIES (25min) dir: Michael Chan
A story about growing up in a broken home. Wince longs for a family that isn’t there, as he hustles to make money to replace the need of family with friends. Sometimes it is the intangible things we desire most in life, the need for love.
BEING SEEN (15min) dir: Paul Zehrer
“Being Seen” will change the way you see people with developmental disabilities. A combination of funny, acerbic, and heart-wrenching, these people’s candid and articulate self-awareness quickly shatter preconceptions of the disabled.
SOME KIND OF QUEST (11min) dir: Andrew Wilcox
What happens when artwork becomes life’s work? When creator becomes a caretaker? Witness the singular world of Northlandz, a 52,000-square-foot model train installation just 75 minutes outside of Manhattan, and into the ornery mind of the man who brought it all to life.
| BLOCK E | 4:00 |
ECLIPSE (6min) dir: Jerrold Chong
A son revisits a long-estranged father, on the day of an impending solar eclipse. An event of cosmic significance coincides with an emotional revelation for father and son.
THE RED WITCH (6min) dir: Aron Bothman
A geologist on Mars fights alone to uncover the planet's secrets before the green of terraforming covers it forever.
GENERATION WOLF (90min) dir: Christian de la Cortina
Vincent Del Toro converts classics cars into electrics. In order to save his business, Vincent grows marijuana inside his family barn. His situation grows more dangerous than he ever imagined. He will have to find a way to survive.
SPLIT COSTS (24min) dir: Jeffrey Blake Palmer
Two young women from disparate backgrounds share a ride to western Massachusetts in this award-winning story of unexpected friends navigating life's bumpy roads and moving forward with hope.
| BLOCK F | 7:30 |
WE TOGETHER (7min) dir: Henry Kaplan
A zombie is awakened with dope dance grooves and fond memories of a pizzeria. Probably the best zombie dance movie/music video you’ll see all year.
THE WASTING (93min) dir: Carolyn Saunders
Sophie is on the brink of womanhood, in love for the first time, and fighting for her life. She’s anorexic, a result of a battle with her overbearing father Ilyas for control of her life. Sophie’s life is on the line and a dark family secret surfaces as the battle of wills becomes a struggle for survival.