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WITH LOVE Directors Maria Kuri,Berna Asimov 4m Canada A short film about domestic abuse that gives us an insight of the discomforting events that take place behind the closed doors in the life of a young married couple. screens with Birthmark, September OCT 5 TH 12.30PM

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Antigua & Barbuda film Academy presents Three short films from The islands of Antigua & Barbuda from the youth program under the direction of Dr. Noel Howell Screens with The ID project 4.30pm OCT 5th

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SEPTEMBER Director Konstantin Rall, Zeehyun Soh Germany 15m Clara, a successful young businesswoman, does a pregnancy test after a passionate weekend with a working collegue. The positive result confuses her a lot.

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HEALING OF THE HARMAN From Academy Award-nominated Director, Seth Pinsker 19 USA comes a short film about hope, faith and forgiveness. A Kurdish refugee working in the heartland of America as an interpreter, meets a mysterious man that asks for help M with life and death consequences. CHECK IN Konstantinos Stragalinos 20m Greece Harris Mavros, 16 years old, is addicted to social media and digital media of communication. His mother is very worried about his situation and asks his teacher to help him. Screens with Healing with the Harman and Every M shadow EVERY SHADOW SEEMS ALIVE Leandro Afonso Brazil 16m A woman leaves her house. At work, at the subway, at the car, at the street, the daily thriller. Screens with Check In Healing of The Harman

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THE ID PROJECT Director Richard Etienne Dominica 59m Travel to the beautiful island of Dominica as one British man documents his journey of discovery, of identity and learns about the birthplace of his late father. Part of Antigua Barbuda Day

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MOTH Director Alexey Frenkel Russian Federation 18m Three generations of the family lived all together. But then everything changed. The grandma remained alone, her granddaughter visits her less and less and her daughter doesn’t see her at all. M UNMASKED Director Mostfa Keshvari Canada 2 hrs Longing for connection, a Muslim immigrant woman secretly joins an acting class; acting empowers her to unveil her true-self beyond limitations as passion and faith collide. Followed by John and The pahlavan

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THE BATTLE Director Anar Abbasov 84m Russia The dreams of street dancer Anton to win over the dance world are crushed when an accidental injury plunges him into a world of silence. Having lost his ability to hear, Anton loses his reason to live as well. Screens with Ferris M and Moth FERRIS WHEEL Director Roman Bataev Russia 20m Loser Yaroslav returns to his homeland from a long journey, where he tried to know himself and the universe. Screens with The Battle and Moth

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JOHN AND THE PAHLAVAN Director Ryan Blake 69m USA When Jahangir Golestan-Parast was 17-years-old he left his family, his friends, and childhood memories of his fathers Zurkhaneh. Like most teenagers, Jahangir was looking ahead and eager to shake the dust G of ancient Persia and embrace the West.


SURVIVING LUNCH KT Curran Director USA 64m A beautiful teenage girl named Gabriella moves to Florida from the Bronx after a school shooting tears her life apart. screens with Community feast G OCT 4TH 8.30AM

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COMMUNITY FEAST (Storytelling) 5min USA This is a video shot on the campus of Appalachian State University during our 2nd annual “Community FEaST (Food Engagement and Storytelling)” event” on October 2, 2018. G REFUGE IN THE ROCKIES Kaio Kathriner 12m Canada Anderson Losada was 8 years old when he lost his leg to a landmine in Colombia. As a refugee, he was resettled in a small Canadian ski town which opened his eyes to the world of para-alpine M skiing. OCT 4TH 8.30AM JACKSTONES Director Rob Garcia 80m Canada Life in the fishing village of Buenasuerte, Philippines seems idyllic – and in many ways, it is. But dive a little deeper and you’ll discover a story of environmental hurdles, economic heartaches and government M corruption. VOICE, CHOICE, CHANGE: THE LIVES OF MIDWIVES, 32m Canada The 30 minute film features Dora Kunda and Scovia Nalumu, two NUNV midwives based in South Sudan, who struggle to save the lives of women and babies in the nation with the highest rate of maternal and infant death.

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT CLIMATE DISRUPTION? 70m USA Eric Simon In spite of much discussion of the problem for over a quarter of the century, observed temperatures and levels of carbon dioxide have only continued to increase. M SWIMMING UPSTREAM Maryka Omatsu 15 canada Swimming Upstream documents the Japanese Canadian community’s case against the British Columbia government. B.C. politicians of the day orchestrated the forced removal, deemed ethnic cleansing by the United Nations; M RE-CYCLE Director Arman Kazemi Canada 9m When the lifecycle of an old bike comes to an end, Pedals for the People’s work begins. Our Community Bikes cranks the wheel on use, reuse and re-cycle.

NEFARIOUS Rhett Butler 107m Jamaica Jamaica’s first locally produced horror movie: Your friends and enemies have one thing in common, you! Grandroom

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THE DISGUISE Director Sandeep A. Varma 18m India The Disguise is an intimate film about the lives of two women in London. One is conservative, holding on to her native symbols and customs, while the other is liberal and assimilated into the western world.

PHANSI. DOWN WITH LABOUR BROKERS Director - Tariq Richards 64m South Africa More than twenty years since the end of apartheid disparate groups of workers for whom very little has changed - failed by the state, betrayed by a corrupt and outdated traded union movement find solidarity through the G work of an advice office.

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MADE IN CHINA Director Gabriel Diamond, Matthew Beighley USA 9m For years, China has valued aggressive growth at the cost of environmental protection. Ma Jun emerged as a bold and singular voice, willing to stand up to powerful political and economic interests. M THE JAM Director Jay Mullings UK 90m The JAM (Documentary) is the debut feature film of multiple international award winning Screenwriter Jay Mullings.

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THE CLUBHOUSE DYSFUNCTIONAL EXISTENTIALISTS Firdaus Bilimoria 22m Canada Members and employees of a clubhouse ponder on the shortcomings and mysteries of their existence, and try to make sense of it all. G screens with Nefarious UNMANAGEABLE 63m Directors Cara Fabre, Lokchi Lam When a Canadian prison educator learns that that her mother spent 2 years in a terrifyingly abusive youth prison, she sets out to trace the history of the now-obsolete Training School system (media room) M MAKING IT AGAINST ALL ODDS Director Soraya Azzabi Canada 23 In this animated documentary, Tracey Mills who was abandoned by his mother and abused by his father as a child, shares his story of success and reveals how he made it against all odds. Screens with M Unmanageable and Rehoming REHOMING Director - Aarón Monsiváis Canada 15m A couple decides to adopt a child from a foreign country to fill the void left by the death of their biological child, but soon regrets their decision and makes a heart-wrenching.

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BIRTMARK Director Lester Alfonso 78 Canada Inspired by a flashback about his birthmark, filmmaker Lester Alfonso is convinced that making a film will help confront a distant trauma rooted in cultural superstition. Screens with September and With Love

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