This film documents Winona LaDuke -- native leader and Harvard trained economist -- side by side with her fellow Anishanaabe (Ojibwe) to harvest indigenous rice and defend her community from a series of tarsands oil pipelines threatening her native food supply. Travel with her as she battles the largest pipeline company in the world to spare one of America's largest freshwater resources.
Genre: Documentary, Investigative, Environmental
The Edge of the WIld - 60min
For over 30 years, residents of the small town of Brisbane, California just south of San Francisco, have fought to save rare butterflies on private land planned for luxury housing. This epic battle between private property rights and the survival of a species has resulted in a major shift in national environmental policy. The Edge of the Wild tells the story of this struggle both past and present, through the eyes of a life-long resident of Brisbane who is determined to save the last population of these butterflies before they are gone forever.
Genre: Documentary, Local filmmaker, Environment
2:00pm - The Surreal Life
HELLO MOM! - 3 min
The only real choice a human being can make is the day they die according to writer/director Vlad Aksenov's wonderfully bizarre, stream-of-consciousness tone poem.
Genre: Humorous, Experimental
Mejillones (Mussels)- 4 min
Mari Carmen's strange gastronomic addiction puts a bizarre strain on her marriage to Loren.
Genre: Humorous, Surreal
Charge! - 4 min
Music can be your best friend or your worst enemy. The right music in the right time can make things better; the wrong music in the wrong time can ruin things for you. And what happens when the music dies?
Genre: Humorous, Satire
The Working Dead - 8min
When the zombie apocalypse hits, sometimes a pay raise is your only hope in this savage satire on anyone who has known the feeling of a "dead end job". Literally.
Genre: Short, Satire
It Was Dali - 8min
On Valentine’s day, a husband and wife go out to have dinner. Suddenly, they wake up alone in a huge empty house. They don’t know how they got there and the house and neighborhood are unfamiliar. As they try to figure out what happened to them, their relationship problems emerge under the pressure of the unknown
Naderias - 9min
Over coffee with a friend, Paloma talks about her daughter´s strange behavior.
Genre: Short, Surreal
Procrastinator - 14min
Mito isn't lazy or unmotivated - he's just found his perfect job...that of a professional procrastinator in director Marta Rodriguez-Alarcon's crazy sci-fi satire.
Genre: Short, Comedy, Sci-fi
Exceptance - 15min
A hilarious black comedy about Johanna (Caitlin Renée Campbell), a judgmental suburban mother who risks losing her teenage daughter forever when the daughter (Meghan Martin) reveals she is dating geriatric men. As we learn more about mom, however, the more you'll understand why the filmmakers call "Exceptance" a "coming-of-RAGE traumedy."
Genre: Short, Absurdist
3:30pm - The Artist's Corner
Cellista - 6 min
The relationship between artist and audience is a precarious affair. This modern day fairy tale explores a cellist confronting her fear that the work she shares with her audience can never be quite...good...enough.
Genre: Artist Profile
Divine: Episode 1 - 8min
In this delightful new web series, Nicole Bergere and Grace Colucci, proprietors of Nicole's Divine Crackers, reveal aspects of their long and fascinating creative partnership. In the pilot, Nicole and Grace give a tour of their home, which is a work of art in itself. Featuring music by Chicago blues great Art Hodes.
Genre: Short Doc, Human Interest
Portrait of the Artist: John DeMarco- 10min
An in-depth look at the creative process and artistic vision of Northern California-based John DeMarco; painter, writer, musician and philosopher.
Genre: Short Doc, Artist Profile
Song in a Day- 14min
Uncovering the mechanics of collaboration and the creative process under pressure. With no preparation, 5 Portland musicians are challenged to write, compose, record and mix an entire song in one day. A process that typically takes weeks or even months. Can constraints actually benefit the creativity?
Genre: Short Doc, Creative process
Tom Wolver - Out of the Darkness - 30min
Tom Wolver “Out of the Darkness” is a short documentary of Tom‘s philosophies and art that he has created throughout his life. Director Dale Poor looks at Tom’s journey from the darkness and his discovery of the light within himself. It is a rare and extremely intimate look at the journey of one man and the creative talent used to comprehend one's being.
Genre: Documentary, Artist, Personal Bio
6:00pm - Mysterious Mindbenders
A local woma's body is found viciously strangled in a river. A mysterious man comes home to mysterious voices and bizarre phone calls. Is that local woman really dead? Or is this mysterious man being driven insane by his own guilt?
Genre: Short, Mystery, Horror
Thin Places- 12min
A brilliant physicist is wracked with guilt because he thinks his new energy source will destroy the world. He convinces his best friend to help him investigate but they find themselves trapped in a frightening environment where unimaginable secrets become revealed.
Genre: Mystery, Sci Fi
THE ARID ROOM- 7min
Desperately thirsty prisoners plead to persevere in an enclosed man-made desert in Sean Pettis' striking THE ARID ROOM.
Genre: Thriller, Drama
THE VISITOR- 10min
A young woman, Hanna, wakes after a terrifying dream. Things take a horrifying turn for the worse as it becomes more apparent that someone – or something – has crept into her apartment.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Ecco Homo - 14min
When logic and reason replace feeling and emotion does the world become a colder and inflexible place? Pablo is about to find out whether he is a member of the old guard or an adherent to his new world’s orders in writer/director Dermot Daly's superbly spare sci-fi short.
Genre: Dystopian, Drama
20 Matches - 10min
A young woman, her face illuminated only by match light, tells the story of an Austrian serial killer who murdered 20 immigrant women - one per year.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
8:00pm - Traceroute
Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism.