Wilson, Taylor Richardson, Mary Catherine Garrison. Glucose is sweet, marketable, and easy to consume, but its surface satisfaction is a thin coating on the pain of many disenfranchised people. Whiskey Fist (World Premiere) Based on the critically-acclaimed 2014 film by the same name, Dear White People is a send-up of the now post “post-racial” America that weaves together a universal story of finding one’s own identity, as told from a biting millennial point of view. Daphne is the crowd of faceless strangers we brush past everyday. The artwork crossed the border a mile in each direction and symbolized a suture stitching together cultures that have inhabited the land long before borders were drawn. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. Bree, a dishonest 9-year-old receives a terrifying visitor after a parenting lesson goes horribly wrong. Cast: Amir Asgharnejad, Brett Gelman, Adam Pearson, Annie Hamilton, Alexandra Marzella, Hugo Armstrong, Joe Hartzler, Andrew Lauer. Some things can only be understood with maturity. Cast: Yoji Tanaka, Yurisa, Takumi Saito. Tormentero (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico) (U.S. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram. Director/Screenwriter: Haley Bunn Film Schedule Details. Cast: Timothee Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, Maia Mitchell, William Fichtner, Thomas Jane, Emory Cohen. 28th Raindance Film Festival Opening Night. An internationally respected poet announces she is going to kill herself and needs an heir and executor. Director/Screenwriter: Karen Skloss At the age of 12, Janny, Lisa, Debby and Michelle leave their home for a sports school in the East German province to become wrestlers. Premiere) Awards. In the mid 1980’s seventeen-year-old Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. Darcy’s Quinceañera The Light of the Moon (World Premiere) Director: George Michael Brower Director/Screenwriter: Nathaniel Martello-White Director: SJ Chiro, Screenwriters: SJ Chiro, Clane Hayward Director/Screenwriter: Demar Gunter Wonder Buffalo VR Announcing the 2021 Film Festival preview including Opening Night Headliner, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil and more. Directors/Screenwriters: Taylor Butler, Raven Robinson A talented, young getaway driver relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. Directors/Screenwriters: Laura E. Davis, Jessica Kaye Spettacolo (World Premiere) Director: Parker Smith Director/Screenwriter: Kristoffer Borgli The Hero tells the story of movie star Lee Hayden whose career high as Western film icon is now several decades in the past. Through the eyes of a young drifter who rejects society’s rules and intentionally chooses to live on the streets, Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang explores the meaning of personal freedom – and its limits. In Harmony Directors: Erica Alexandria Silverman, Cullen Kelly, Screenwriter: Erica Alexandria Silverman Director/Screenwriter: Mark Webber In The Challenge, the director crosses the Persian Gulf to accompany a falconer to an important competition. Cast: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee, Michelle Forbes, Nelson Franklin, Reeve Carney, Ricki Lake, Jessica Parker Kennedy, James Ransone. Director: Alyssa “Midori” Brown A woman in Niger joins a local women’s savings group to fund previously unattainable opportunities for girls, including her own granddaughter. SXSW®, SXSW EDU®, and South by Southwest® are trademarks owned by SXSW, LLC. Madre (Chile) (North American Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Aaron Katz The Wait (Mexico, USA) Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya. Created by Chris Milk & Aaron Koblin, with music by Pharrell Williams. Cast: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, James Darren. A young woman incurs the wrath of the internet after she inadvertently becomes a viral sensation. The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (World Premiere) It is the pride of nations. Cast: Olivia Applegate, Louis Hunter, Dora Madison, Liam Aiken, Katie Folger, Michael Eric Reid, Mackenzie Astin, Michelle Forbes, Josephine McAdam, Christina Parrish, Lake Bodom (UK) It’s been a while…. Director: Taneli Mustonen, Screenwriters: Taneli Mustonen, Aleksi Hyvrinen The complete film festival lineup will be announced Wednesday, February 10. See Beyond Labels (World Premiere) The BlueCat Short Film Festival invites short filmmakers from around the world to submit your films to us. The Cloud Forest (Mexico) (World Premiere) Like mother, like daughter, it’s all just family matters. Amor de Abuela (A Grandmother’s Love) (Australia, Guatemala, USA) (World Premiere) What happened on August 9th, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri? The Windsor International Film Festival mailing list is the best way to stay on top of what is going on in the world of WIFF. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 19 to January 29, 2017. Director/Screenwriter: Jared Moshé On March 17 we present Leprechaun 5: In The Hood, directed by Rob Spera. Directors: Lex Halaby, Daniel Schechter, Guil Rambelli , Screenwriters: Buzz Aldrin, Andy Aldrin, Lex Halaby, Christina Korp Staff Favorites: … Director/Screenwriter: Laurits Flensted-Jensen A Little Different, The Citizen, 1 vers(us) 1, Feathers Falling Shorts; Thursday November 15. Director/Screenwriter: Michael O’Shea Cast: Renée Felice Smith, Matt Bush, Eric Christian Olsen, Linda Hunt, Nelson Franklin, Brandon Kyle Goodman, Sally Struthers, Georgia Mischak, Owain Rhys Davies. All the stories in the series overlap, as the series grows so will the world of the Shoebox Dioramas. La Mano After bonding over their mutual disinterest in relationships, self-proclaimed loners, Beck and Liam, decide to go away together on a ‘friend’ trip where things get weird. Director/Screenwriter: Eliza McNitt Director/Screenwriter: Justin Harding An unapologetic party girl (Anne Hathaway) dreams of a fresh start only to discover a mysterious and fantastical connection between herself and a city-wrecking monster on the other side of the globe. Film programs, guest speakers, and author events begin on October 31 and unique content was released daily throughout the festival. Cast: Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Jonathan Tucker, Mousa Kraish, Betty Gilpin, Gillian Anderson. I Am Another You (World Premiere) Directors/Screenwriters: Emily Ma, Grace Zhang VR Playhouse has partnered with neuroscientist Dr. Sook-Lei Liew and her team at USC’s Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Lab to create content for Reinvent, a new method that uses VR to promote motor recovery for victims of severe strokes. A young girl tries to get close to her absent mother by putting on her makeup, only to realize why she shouldn’t emulate her. Director/Screenwriter: Siri Ketha Director/Screenwriter: Mónica Álvarez Franco Director: Christian van Duuren, Daan Gielis Director/Screenwriter: Pierson Hawkins The People’s House The Pomegranate Film Festival, established in 2006 stems from the Toronto Chapter of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Society. Amanda struggles as she spends the day taking pictures of her best friend. Assholes (World Premiere) Decay Theory (UK) Reinvent (World Premiere) Movements is an interactive experience for virtual reality that gives you the thrill of conducting a live orchestra. Director/Screenwriter: Nick Pittom The surprise of the Cannes Film Festival 2016. I Love Bekka & Lucy (World Premiere) Robert Ellis – California Life is ephemeral, but we are lucky it happens at all. A teenage with a film crew gets away with a robbery and murder. Most Hated Woman In America (World Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Ifunanya “Funa” Maduka Meatball Machine Kodoku (Japan) (World Premiere) Among SUVs, Lamborghini, private jets and Mad Max-like dune bashing contests, the film tells the story of an intense weekend in the desert. Stranger Fruit is the unraveling of what took place that day, told through the eyes of Mike Brown’s family. Cast: Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky, Ben Sinclair, Onur Turkel, John Rothman, Louis Cancelmi, Larry Murphy, Sam Seder. Doug Benson returns in the continuing tradition of our annual St. Patrick’s Day screening of the Leprechaun series. So you’re stuck in lockdown over Valentine’s day. Love in the age of obsolescence. Director/Screenwriter: Ben Young Notes to My Father (India, UK, USA) (World Premiere) Selected from 973 feature documentary submissions in 2017. Cubs (Iceland) (North American Premiere) Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall (World Premiere) Directors: Sam Wolson, Trevor Snapp Director/Screenwriter: Theo Anthony The following awards were presented: U.S. A woman learns her estranged father has died and returns with her brother and new lover to her childhood home of Belize, where she must face her past while fighting for intimacy in the present. Director/Screenwriter: Sophie Ansel The door to the Adult Store swings shut behind her. Director: Joe Lynch, Screenwriter: Matias Caruso Once upon a time there was a tiny hill town in Tuscany that found a remarkable way to confront their issues – they turned their lives into a play. #LockdownLover Short Film Competition | Now Open. This includes being the first to know when tickets are released for new titles, WIFF365 announcements and important updates regarding the upcoming festival. Kisses (World Premiere) Jawn escapes his home and gives us a glimpse into his daily routine to show us the true meaning of innocence. Trophy investigates the powerhouse businesses of big game hunting, breeding, and wildlife conservation. Cast: Josh Duhamel, Famke Janssen, Giancarlo Esposito, Sarah Wayne Callies, Caitlin Fitzgerald, James Franco. Use Your Imagination (World Premiere) We Who Remain is an immersive live action documentary that explores life during a brutal fighting season in Sudan’s decades long civil war. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expanding industrialization of the seas, the film sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change. Director: Alexander Dovzhenko Set in L.A.’s celebrated, infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s, this new series delves into the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh. Director: Mamoru Oshii DeKalb Elementary (North American Premiere) By redesigning their needs, education and relationship with other people and with nature, they search for a simpler and sustainable life. Director: Ovidie Directors: Max Pugh, Marc J. Francis Cast: Matt Jones, Eleanore Pienta, Will Rogers, Jonny Mars, Sam Eidson, Jennymarie Jemison. The natural habitat of the scorpion is the dessert. Sherry Graham, a self-destructive makeup saleswoman, hopes a new man and business venture will provide her a fresh start. Directors/Screenwriters: Andrew Smith, Alex Smith Director: Natalia Leite, Screenwriter: Leah Mckendrick After a death in her family, struggling LA-based comedian Emily Martin returns to Austin. Sylvio (World Premiere) Directors: Ciaran Cassidy, Adrian Chen Directors: Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël, Screenwriters: Francois Blouin, Félix Lajeunesse, Paul Raphaël Change is coming. Dudes learn this the hard way in this animated short created by Winona Regan. Director: Sam Wainwright Douglas A small community in Veracruz is the guardian of one of the ecosystems facing the most risk: the cloud forest. Shining a light on new documentary features receiving their World, North American or U.S. premieres at SXSW. Win It All (World Premiere) Ex-cop, Mike Kendall, finds the body of a young woman and, in an act of self-redemption, becomes hellbent on finding the killer. Adah and Aaron are recovering addicts who are struggling to stay sober. Lemon Director: Matthew Salleh Reconstructing a legendary campsite murder turns fatal when the girls decide to rewrite history. It is the fifth piece of the Shoebox Dioramas, a series of virtual stories. Festival International Du Film Documentaire Océanien 2018| Winner - Le Prix Okeanos. Director/Screenwriter: Ana Asensio Ten years after its 2007 theatrical, the 35mm print returns to the fest! An interactive music video created using Tilt Brush's audio reactive brushes featuring Night Club’s single, Show It 2 Me. Director/Screenwriter: Nicolas Menard A Within Original Experience, Vibrant Matter invites you to step inside a new world pulsing with an original score by Toro Y Moi. Director/Screenwriter: Alice Lowe where a disturbing hit game show has its contestants ending their lives for the public’s enjoyment. The Suplex Duplex Complex (World Premiere) (New for 2017: Open to all badgeholders). It Began Without Warning (World Premiere) In the tendency to assume that science-based conclusions are objective and reliable, public health tragedies are allowed to occur repeatedly. Visions filmmakers are audacious, risk-taking artists in the new cinema landscape who demonstrate raw innovation and creativity in documentary and narrative filmmaking. Live soundtracks, cult re-issues & much more. We’ll be back in 2021 . The Challenge (France, Italy) (North American Premiere) The Giant (World Premiere) Refuge is a multimedia project chronicling human stories from the European Refugee Crisis, focused on humanity and hope. Director: Tony Grayson Director/Screenwriter: Jake Billard Scary, funny, sexy, controversial and provocative after-dark features for night owls and the terminally curious. Director: Miranda Potter Fueled by coke, Vanessa and Danny attempt to capitalize on an unlikely opportunity. Director/Screenwriter: Renata Gasiorowska When he discovers cash in the bag, he hatches a plan to win big, against the advice of his gambling sponsor and his brother. View the schedule of screenings and events below between October 31 – November 8 IMPORTANT REMINDER: The Festival ends Sunday, November 8 at 11:59 pm (midnight) MST. Life of Us is a shared VR journey from within that tells the complete story of the evolution of life on Earth. Lou (World Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Rob Mockler Director/Screenwriter: Jeron Braxton The woman stands and shuffles across the road. Director/Screenwriter: Gillian Wallace Horvat Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Screenwriters: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Sakichi Sato Director/Screenwriter: Hannah Whisenant Director: Doug Pray Going to Brazil (France) (International Premiere) Director/Screenwriter: Anu Valia Director: David Leitch, Screenwriter: Kurt Johnstad, Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series by Antony Johnston Inge Stanton vowed to never return to Germany after she fled her home there days before World War II began. A VR musical written and performed by young artists on the autism spectrum. Cast: Noël Wells, Nick Thune, Britt Lower, Daniella Pineda, Andre Hyland, Doug Benson, Armen Weitzman, Sergio Cilli. Witness as a teenage woman and a teenage boy struggle to understand their feelings for each other. Director/Screenwriter: Eleanor Coppola A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. A tiny butler comes in handy. Two Pigeons (UK) (World Premiere) Animal Kingdom / Company: Sarofsky / Designer: Erin Sarofsky and Duarte Elvas, Barbie Beach / Company: Coat of Arms / Designer: Courtney Dixon, The Crown / Company: Elastic / Designer: Patrick Clair, De 16 / Company: GRID VFX / Designer: Willem Wallyn, Dogma / Company: diecinueve36 / Designer: Maribel Martinez, Dr. Split Ends After meeting in their psychoanalyst’s waiting room, they fall in love, relapse on poppers, and become the biggest assholes in New York City. Awards. Premiere) Directors/Screenwriters: Ian Nelms, Eshom Nelms Stripped Unrest Director: Rubén Imaz, Screenwriters: Fernando del Razo, Rubén Imaz Waba CLICK BELOW TO VIEW OUR 2020 FILM GUIDE. The arrival of web sites showing amateur clips has transformed the way porn is made and consumed. An adolescent girl comes of age against the backdrop of serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution in 1989. Mr. Roosevelt (World Premiere) This Is Your Death is an unsettling look at reality T.V. The 2018 Sundance Film Festival took place from January 18 to January 28, 2018. Presented by FilmStruck. The Hero This results in an emotional rollercoaster ride for better or worse over a whole weekend. Cast: Mim Shaikh, Javier Botet, Mandeep Dhillon, Kola Bokinni, Michael McKella, Featuring innovative new work aimed squarely at the small screen, Episodic tunes in to the explosion of exciting material on non-theatrical platforms, including serialized TV, webisodes and beyond. Director/Screenwriter: Brian Knappenberger An undocumented young woman struggling to begin a new life in New York City is offered an opportunity she can’t pass up. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity.