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SBIFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to making a positive impact utilizing the power of film. SBIFF is a year-round organization that is best known for its main film festival that takes place each year in February. Over the past 30 years the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has become one of the leading film festivals in the United States – attracting 90,000 attendees and offering 11days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums. We bring the best of independent and international cinema to Santa Barbara, and we continue to expand our year-round operation to include a wide range of educational programming, fulfilling our mission to engage, enrich and inspire our community through film.

In June 2016, SBIFF entered a new era with the acquisition of the historic and beloved Riviera Theatre. The theatre is SBIFF’s new home and is the catalyst for our program expansion. This marks the first time that Santa Barbara has had a 24/7 community center focused on the art of film and is an incredible opportunity to expand our mission of educational outreach. Particularly important to SBIFF is making available high quality learning opportunities for underserved and vulnerable populations. Our programs and reach are more robust than ever before.


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Full Line-up of The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF)

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), presented by UGG ® , announced today the highly anticipated lineup for the 34 th edition, which will run January 30 to February 9, 2019. The festival will feature 63 world premieres and 59 U.S. premieres from 48 countries, along with tributes with the year’s top talent, panel discussions, and free community education and outreach programs.

SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated this morning, “After the tragedy last year in Santa Barbara, we questioned whether to go ahead with last year’s festival, but we came to realize the importance of film as a way for people to gather in an equalitarian way to reflect, feel and simply experience art together. SBIFF is an event that brings together a plethora of visitors - international, national and local filmmakers, Oscar contenders, vital educational programs. We have entered this year with a renewed sense of purpose and continuity with the festival and understand more than ever the important role we play in the community. As such, we have chosen to bookend our festival with two films about iconic people and places in Santa Barbara to highlight the resilience, vitality and the talent within the Santa Barbara community.”

Photo credits Getty Images for SBIFF

OPENING NIGHT

SBIFF 2019 will start with the Opening Night Film, presented by UGG ® , on Wednesday, January 30, at the historic Arlington Theatre with the world premiere of Diving Deep:The Life and Times of Mike deGruy directed by Mimi deGruy. Diving Deep:The Life and Times of Mike deGruy is a feature film documentary about Mike deGruy, an irrepressible biologist turned award-winning filmmaker who swam, dived and filmed in oceans around the world and in the process became the first to film many rarely seen creatures in their own oceans. He was also a passionate advocate of the ocean’s creatures and became increasingly outspoken as an environmental activist. In 2012, deGruy died tragically in a helicopter crash in Australia while filming for director James Cameron. Told through the eyes of Mimi deGruy, his wife and filmmaking partner, Diving Deep:The Life and Times of Mike deGruy celebrates deGruy’s remarkable life, career and what he passionately believed: we are destroying the ocean before we even know what’s there.

Following the film, the Opening Night Gala, sponsored by Amazon Studios, will take place in the beautiful outdoor Paseo Nuevo Shops and Restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara. It will feature entertainment, food, libations, and a chance to celebrate the start of SBIFF.

CLOSING NIGHT

The Festival will close Saturday, February 9 at the Arlington Theatre with the world premiere of Spoons:

A Santa Barbara Story directed by Wyatt Daily. The Closing Night Film is sponsored by Winchester Mystery House.

SPOONS: A SANTA BARBARA STORY is an exploration of how one of the most significant corners of the world produced, and continues to produce, some of the most talented surfers and innovators. Deeper than all is a story of craftsmanship, work ethic, renegades and tradition. This is a film that goes beyond the time spent in the ocean to define how one spends a lifetime.

Following the film, SBIFF will end with a final celebration at the Closing Night Party sponsored by Amazon Studios.

THE TRIBUTES

SBIFF has become an important showcase for Academy Award frontrunners, many of whom have arrived as nominees and gone on to win the Oscar. The 34th SBIFF proudly celebrates some of the year’s finest work in film.

● The Outstanding Directors of the Year Award , sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter, will be Thursday, January 31 at 8:00pm. Honorees to be announced.

● The Outstanding Performer of the Year Award will be Friday, February 1 at 8:00pm. Honoree to be announced.

Viggo Mortensen will receive the American Riviera Award, on Saturday, February 2 at 3:00pm.

Glenn Close will receive the Maltin Modern Master Award, moderated by longtime friend, film historian, and award namesake Leonard Maltin on Saturday, February 2 at 8:00pm.

Melissa McCarthy will receive the Montecito Award, sponsored by Bella Vista Designs, o n Sunday, February 3 at 8:00pm.

● The Variety Artisans Award s, sponsored by Variety, will take place on Monday, February 4 at 8:00pm, and will be moderated by Tim Gray. Honorees to be announced.

● The Virtuosos Award, presented by UGG ® , will be awarded to Yalitza Aparicio ( Roma ), Sam Elliott ( A Star is Born ), Elsie Fisher ( Eighth Grade ), Claire Foy ( First Man ), Richard E. Grant ( Can You Ever Forgive Me? ), Thomasin McKenzie ( Leave No Trace ), John David Washington ( BlacKkKlansman ), and Steven Yeun ( Burning ) on Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00pm, moderated by Dave Karger.

Michael B. Jordan will receive the Cinema Vanguard Award presented by Belvedere Vodka on

Thursday, February 7 at 8:00pm.

All tributes take place at the historic Arlington Theatre with the exception of the Variety Artisans Award which will be at the Lobero Theatre, presented by Toyota Mirai .

THE PANELS

SBIFF has become renowned for creating smart, insightful panels that feature a who’s who in the world of filmmaking, including many Oscar contenders.

● Producers Panel will be on Saturday, February 2 at 10:00am, moderated by Glenn Whipp.

● Writers Panel will be on Saturday, February 2 at 1:00pm, moderated by Anne Thompson.

● Women’s Panel will be on Sunday, February 3 at 11:00am, moderated by Madelyn Hammond.

All panels take place at the Lobero Theatre, presented by Toyota Mirai. Panelists to be announced.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND FREE SCREENINGS

Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies – Named for renowned nature cinematographer Mike deGruy, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies uses filmmaking to stimulate creative, confident, and culturally aware thinkers.

The program is offered to 4,000 4 th , 5 th , and 6 th grade students from throughout Santa Barbara County, and SBIFF provides free transportation to students from Title I schools. This year SBIFF is thrilled to present two critically acclaimed films: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse with directors Peter Ramsey, Robert Persichetti Jr., Rodney Rothman and Ralph Breaks the Internet with directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston. The directors will participate in a Q&A following the screenings with the students to discuss the craft of animated filmmaking. Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Patagonia, Union Bank, Bentson Foundation and Volentine Family Foundation.

Student Film Studies Program – Returning for its fifth year thanks to the generosity of Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, the national student film studies program will bring 30 undergraduate film students from across the country for a three-day symposium with a focus on film appreciation, criticism, and analysis. Sixty college students in Santa Barbara have the opportunity to take an 11-Day Film Festival course through Santa Barbara City College.

AppleBox Family Films – SBIFF will again screen animated feature frontrunners free to families on the weekends of the Festival with complimentary popcorn and refreshments. This year’s screenings will include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (10:00am on February 2), Ralph Breaks the Internet (10:00am on February 3), and Incredibles 2 (10:00am on February 9). Sponsored by Metropolitan Theatres.

10–10–10 Student Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition – In October, 20 high school and college screenwriters and filmmakers were accepted after a competitive application process before beginning a series of workshops, a table read, and a casting day. Since then, the ten writer/director teams and their crews have worked with industry mentors to produce short films that will be screened on Saturday, February 9 at 2:00pm at The Arlington Theatre, with an announcement of the winning scripts and films following the screening. Sponsored by Final Draft Inc. and generously supported by Mary Beth Riordan.

Free Public Screenings – SBIFF will again offer critically acclaimed film screenings free to the public at the Lobero Theatre presented by Toyota Mirai everyday throughout the Festival.

Filmmaker Seminars – SBIFF will again present educational seminars that will be free to the public and will take place in the Festival Pavilion daily at 11:00am. Filmmaker Seminars are sponsored by Driscoll’s.

Super Silent Sunday – On Sunday, February 3, SBIFF will pres ent the 1927 influential German science-fiction film Metropolis at the Arlington Theatre completely free to the public . Live accompaniment will be provided by Adam Aceto on the theatre’s Wonder Morton pipe organ. Super Silent Sunday is sponsored by Winchester Mystery House.

Youth CineMedia SBIFF presents a documentary film series produced entirely by teens involved in the Youth CineMedia program. Striving to help children transition away from gang life, drugs, and alcohol and into college and careers in music, photography, and video production, the organization offers creative tools, training, and support for underprivileged and at–risk teens. Free to the public with Q&A following on Saturday, February 9.

FOCUS ON SANTA BARBARA

Santa Barbara Filmmakers – The Santa Barbara filmmaking community continues to captivate and inspire audiences with this year’s impressive lineup. Santa Barbara filmmakers provide a diverse, thought–provoking series of features and shorts.

The “Stand Up” Award sponsored by ADL – The Santa Barbara Tri–Counties Region of the Anti–Defamation League will be sponsoring and presenting the “ ADL Stand Up Award ” to a dramatic film in the festival that represents an important addition to the efforts of the ADL "to secure justice and fair treatment for all."

The Tribute Awards were once again specially designed by Santa Barbara’s own Daniel Gibbings Jewelry. The award is inspired by the iconic steeple of Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre, is handcrafted in metal, and is 24 karat gold–plated, with a custom marble base.

34th Festival Poster Unveiled - Barbara Boros has designed the SBIFF poster each year for 16 years, this year highlighting Butterfly Beach.

Official Festival Hub – The official festival hub will again be located at Hotel Santa Barbara, returning for their 16 th year as supporters of SBIFF.

2019 FILMS

Below is the list of feature and short films at the 2019 SBIFF. For the complete list of films, synopses, and other special events please visit www.sbiff.org .

20 WORLD PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS (listed alphabetically)

Babysplitters, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Sam Friedlander

Better Together, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Isaac Hern á ndez

The Bird Catcher, Norway, UK - World Premiere

Directed by Ross Clarke

Cemetery Park, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Brandon Alvis

Diving Deep: The Life and Times of Mike deGruy, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Mimi deGruy

Enormous: The Gorge Story, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Nic Davis

Find Your Groove, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Michael Kirk

Guest Artist, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Timothy Busfield

Ham on Rye, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Tyler Taormina

Here and Now (Aquí y ahora), Costa Rica - World Premiere

Directed by Paz León

Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Jason Baffa

Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film, USA - World Premiere

Directed by William Conlin

The Map to Paradise, Australia - World Premiere

Directed by Danielle Ryan and James Sherwood

Ordinary Gods, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Pascui Rivas

Peel, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Rafael Monserrate

Quiet Storm, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Johnny Sweet

Silent Forests, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Mariah Wilson

Spoons: A Santa Barbara Story, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Wyatt Daily

Working Man, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Robert Jury

Zulu Summer, South Africa, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Joseph Litzinger and Eric Michael Schrader

51 U.S. PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS (listed alphabetically)

Alone at My Wedding (Seule à mon mariage), Belgium - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Marta Bergman

Amá, UK - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Lorna Tucker

Angel Face (Gueule d'ange), France - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Vanessa Filho

The Apollo of Gaza (L'Apollon de Gaza), Switzerland, Canada - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Nicolas Wadimoff

Belmonte, Uruguay, Spain, Mexico - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Federico Veiroj

Betrayal (Traición), Mexico - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Ignacio Ortiz Cruz

Break (Recreo), Argentina - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Hernán Guerschuny and Jazmín Stuart

Breaking Habits, USA - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Robert Ryan

Celeste, Australia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Ben Hackworth

Crystal Swan (Khrustal), Belarus - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Darya Zhuk

The Dead and the Others (Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos), Brazil, Portugal - U.S. Premiere

Directed by João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora

Emma Peeters, Canada, Belgium - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Nicole Palo

Ether (Eter), Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Ukraine, Italy - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

Fine Lines, Hong Kong - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Dina Khreino

Fly by Night (Fei chang dao), Malaysia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Zahir Omar

Freaks, USA - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Adam Stein and Zach Lipovsky

Helmet Heads (Cascos indomables), Chile, Costa Rica - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Neto Villalobos

Here and Now, Israel - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Roman Shumunov

Holy Tour (La grande messe), Belgium, France - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Méryl Fortunat-Rossi and Valéry Rosier

I Act, I Am (Igram, sem), Slovenia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Miroslav Mandic

Joel, Argentina - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Carlos Sorín

José, Guatemala, USA - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Li Cheng

Journey to a Mother's Room (Viaje al cuarto de una madre), Spain - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Celia Rico Clavellino

King Bibi: The Life and Performances of Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, USA - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Dan Shadur

Land of Hope (Oma maa), Finland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Markku Pölönen

Land of My Children (Im land meiner kinder), Germany, Switzerland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Darío Aguirre

The Laps: Tasmania, Australia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Dustin Hollick and Angie Davis

Les Dames (Ladies), Switzerland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond

Metal Heart, Ireland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Hugh O'Conor

Murderous Trance aka The Guardian Angel, Finland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Arto Halonen

My Own Good (Il bene mio), Italy - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Pippo Mezzapesa

Nose to Tail, Canada - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Jesse Zigelstein

Not Quite Adults (Tampoco tan grandes), Argentina - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Federico Sosa

Pause (Pafsi), Cyprus - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Tonia Mishiali

Phoenix (Føniks), Norway - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Camilla Strøm Henriksen

Private Album, Israel - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Kobi Farag

Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz, Canada - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Barry Avrich

Put Grandma in the Freezer (Metti la nonna in freezer), Italy - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Giancarlo Fontana and Giuseppe Stasi

A Seed for Change, Greece - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Alexandros Ikonomidis

S ı ren’s Call (Son Çikiş), Turkey - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Ramin Matin

Tell It to the Bees, USA - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Annabel Jankel

Two Times You (Dos veces tú), Mexico - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Salomón Askenazi

Ulysses & Mona, France - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Sébastien Betbeder

The Unorthodox (Ha-Bilti Rishmi'im), Israel - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Eliran Malka

Van Goghs (Van Gogi), Latvia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Sergey Livnev

Virgin and Extra: The Land of Olive Oil (Jaén, virgen y extra), Spain - U.S. Premiere

Directed by José Luis López Linares

What Have We Done to Deserve This? (Womit haben wir das verdient?), Austria - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Eva Spreitzhofer

Wherever You Are (Ovunque proteggimi), Italy - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Bonifacio Angius

Wild Kids, Israel - US Premiere

Directed by Tal Pesses

With the Wind (Le vent tourne), Switzerland, France - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Bettina Oberli

The Young Fan (Il ragazzo più felice del mondo), Italy - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Gianni Pacinotti (Gipi)

2019 SBIFF FEATURE FILMS (non-premieres listed alphabetically)

Afterward, USA

Directed by Ofra Bloch

Amazing Grace, USA

Directed by Sydney Pollack, completed by Alan Elliott

Angel (Un ange), Belgium, Netherlands, Senegal

Directed by Koen Mortier

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, Canada

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

As Needed (Quanto basta), Italy, Brazil

Directed by Francesco Falaschi

Ash Is Purest White (Jiang hu er nv), China

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke

Between the Lines, USA - *World Premiere Restoration

Directed by Joan Micklin Silver

The Biggest Little Farm, USA

Directed by John Chester

Carmen y Lola, Spain

Directed by Arantxa Echevarría

Carmine Street Guitars, Canada

Directed by Ron Mann

Cassandro the Exotico!, France

Directed by Marie Losier

Champions (Campeones), Spain

Directed by Javier Fesser

David Crosby: Remember My Name, USA

Directed by A.J. Eaton

Echo in the Canyon, USA

Directed by Andrew Slater

The Factory (Zavod), Russia, France, Armenia

Directed by Yury Bykov

Fire on the Hill: The Cowboys of South Central L.A., USA

Directed by Brett Fallentine

Gatao 2: Rise of the King, Taiwan

Directed by Yen Cheng-Kuo

Harvest Season, USA

Directed by Bernardo Ruiz

The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution, Canada

Directed by Maya Gallus

Hugh Hefner's After Dark: Speaking Out in America, Canada

Directed by Brigitte Berman

I Used to Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story, Australia, USA

Directed by Jessica Leski

Incredibles 2, USA

Directed by Brad Bird

Inside Lehman Brothers, Canada

Directed by Jennifer Deschamps

Laila at the Bridge, Canada, Afghanistan

Directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

The Last Prosecco (Finché c'è prosecco c'è speranza), Italy

Directed by Antonio Padovan

Light in the Water, USA

Directed by Lis Bartlett

Maya, France

Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

Mouthpiece, Canada

Directed by Patricia Rozema

Outdoors (Bayit Bagalil), Israel

Directed by Asaf Saban

The Parting Glass, Canada, USA

Directed by Stephen Moyer

Ralph Breaks the Internet, USA

Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore

Shadow, China

Directed by Zhang Yimou

Sharkwater Extinction, Canada

Directed by Rob Stewart

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, USA

Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman

Stockholm, Canada, Sweden, USA

Directed by Robert Budreau

Take It or Leave It (Võta või jäta), Estonia

Directed by Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo

The Third Wife, Vietnam

Directed by Ash Mayfair

This Changes Everything, USA

Directed by Tom Donahue

A Thousand Miles Behind, USA

Directed by Nathan Wetherington

Too Beautiful: Our Right to Fight, USA

Directed by Maceo Frost

Transit, Germany, France

Directed by Christian Petzold

Unsettling, UK, Israel

Directed by Iris Zaki

Winter Flies (Všechno bude), Czech Republic

Directed by Olmo Omerzu

2019 SBIFF SHORTS - (listed alphabetically)

42 WORLD PREMIERES AND 8 U.S. PREMIERES

1 in 100,000, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Benjamin Yates

805 Strong, USA

Produced by Ellie Vargas

Accident (Ongelukje), Netherlands - U.S. Premiere

Directed by David Cocheret

Ah Gong (Grandpa), Taiwan - World Premiere

Directed by Clifford Miu

BIG DATA - “L1ZY”, USA

Directed by Brandon LaGanke and John Carlucci

The Bird & the Whale, Ireland - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Carol Freeman

Birth of a Movement, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Paul Lynch

Black Lips, Australia

Directed by Adrian Chiarella

Buzzer, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Albert Birney

CC, Canada

Directed by Kailey Spear and Sam Spear

The Cheshire Cat Inn, USA

Directed by Joshua Sechrist

The Clinic, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Elivia Shaw

A Cohort of Guests, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Todd Sandler

Cruisin’ Santa Barbara, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Justin Gunn

Damage, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Matt Porter

Definition of Resilience, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Alexis Sallee and Tomas Karmelo

Dream Girl, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Ryan Slattery and Andrea Sanchez

Duel of the Hearts, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Harrison Derbyshire

Dust Devil, Australia

Directed by Poppy Walker

Esfuerzo, USA

Directed by Alana Maiello

EZK: Beyond the Walls (EZK: Au-delà des murs), France - World Premiere

Directed by Shawn Pyfrom

The Fallen Tree, USA

Directed by Drew Hodges

Fathom, USA

Directed by Alessio Morello

Forgotten, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Daniel Soares

From Water to Wind, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Casey McGarry

The Garden Is Singing: Ganna Walska Lotusland, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Karen Kasaba

Guns Found Here, USA

Directed by David Freid

Henrietta Bulkowski, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Rachel Johnson

Hidden Blueprints: The Story of Mikey, USA

Directed by Jeremy Lee MacKenzie

Holding, USA

Directed by Jesse Turk and Jon Zucker

Inanimate, UK

Directed by Lucia Bulgheroni

Inlove, France

Directed by Les Frères Lopez

jack, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Nick Paonessa

John Van Hamersveld - Crazy World Ain't It, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Dave Tourjé

Jump, Australia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Ryan O’Kane and James Conway-Law

Last Day of School ( Paskutinis skambutis), USA, Lithuania - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Gabriele Urbonaite

The Last Harvest, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Alexis Spraic

Love Is Never Wasted, USA

Directed by Nathanael Matanick

The Mayor, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Taylor Horky

Mitya's Love (Mitina Lyubov), Russia - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Svetlana Filippova

MOOSE, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Jonah Ansell

My Brother Amal ( Amali bram) , Norway - U.S. Premiere

Directed Christopher Wollebekk

My Moon, USA

Directed by Eusong Lee

Near Miss, USA

Directed by Josh Berry

No Traveler Returns (D'où nul ne revient), USA, Ivory Coast - World Premiere

Directed by Ellie Foumbi

Nothing Ever Good Happens in a Parking Garage, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Mike Winger

November 1st, UK - World Premiere

Directed by Charlie Manton

Opening the Earth: The Potato King, Peru, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Eric Ebner and Aaron Ebner

Our Last Trash, USA

Directed by Joanne Yue

Reboot, USA

Directed by Ellen Osborne

RETURN: Native American Women Reclaim Foodways for Health and Spirit, USA

Directed by Karen Cantor

Reverence (Curtain Call), Iran - World Premiere

Directed by Sogol Rezvani

The Running Man of Pasadena, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Brett Nicoletti

The Salty Generations, USA

Directed by Shaun Wolfe and Shelby Oliver

The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism, USA

Directed by Peter Samis

Second Unit: A Mockumentary, USA

Directed Ankush Khemani

Secret Times, Belarus, UK - World Premiere

Directed by Montanah Blue

Selling Lies, USA

Directed by Leslie Iwerks

Set on Intent, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Tate Larrick

Silence (Sunyi), USA - World Premiere

Directed by Riani Singgih

SPIN, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Marielle Woods

Start with Half, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Nathaniel Katzman

Stunning, USA, Sweden

Directed by Gustav Högmo

Tala,, UK - World Premiere

Directed by Missy Malek

This Side Has Dreams Too, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Spencer Rabin

Tino, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Robin Hauser

Too Many Bodies, USA

Directed by Reena Dutt

Trail Heads, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Dani Rodriguez

Treat Yourself, USA

Directed by Nathan Leonard

Trial by Fire, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Alex Astrella

True Love / True Crime on an American Bus, USA

Directed by Nicholas Coles

Tweet-Tweet, Russia

Directed by Zhanna Bekmambetova

VACA, Spain - U.S. Premiere

Directed by Marta Bayarri

The Video Shop, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Isaac Seigel-Boettner

We Are Love, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Nick Lentz

White Guys Solve Sexism, USA

Directed by Christopher Guerrero

Who You Are, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Joel Jay Blacker

You Say Hello, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Lovell Holder

You Think You Can’t Dance?, USA - World Premiere

Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani

Zombie Debt, USA - World Premiere

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