A Shot in the Dark
(2017, USA, 86 mins)
Directors: Chris Suchorsky, Oliver Ferraro
Producers: Kurt Johnstad, Emmett James, Robert Hornak, Chris Suchorsky, Oliver Ferraro, Jenny Suchorsky, Matthew A. Stewart, Leo Clark, Robert Ferraro, Nick Florez, Claudia Hirawat, Amena Koumi, Bob R.J. Nevens Jr., Diana M. Wegner
Director Chris Suchorsky and Producer Jenny Suchorsky in attendance
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Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.
As he entered junior high, Anthony decided to try his luck at wrestling. After a dismal first season, he begged his father to enroll him in a local wrestling club. His father obliged and found a gym, led by a former New Jersey state place winner, who was willing to take on the task of teaching a blind kid to wrestle. The following year, despite the obvious disadvantage his condition left him when wrestling against his non-impaired peers, Anthony went 24-1 and won the tri-county championship.
With his new found success, Anthony was ready to start his freshmen year at his family's alma mater where his older brothers had been star athletes. Unfortunately, that dream was shattered when the family received word the private Catholic high school had rescinded his acceptance due to his vision impairment. As fate would have it, a rival high school in the area heard about an available tri-county champion, that also happened to be blind, and quickly accepted Anthony.
Three years later, Anthony has not only become one of the best wrestlers in the area, but one of the best wrestlers in New Jersey. At the beginning of his senior year, he set a number of goals for himself; to become the first three-time District Champion in his school's history, to break the school record for most wins, and to become the first blind state champion in New Jersey wrestling history. The question is, does he have a shot in the dark?
Lule Love Lila
(2017, Germany, 15 mins)
Director: Anja Gurres
Producers: Ann-Katrin Boberg, Aleksandra Todorovic
The moment Jule accidentally finds out about the most ardent desire of her sister Lilli marks the beginning of a dance of suppressed feelings, desires and disappointments in
the common flat.
Welcome to the World
(2017, Canada, 7 mins)
Directors: Albert M. Chan, Anthony Grasso
Producers: Richard Possemato , Albert M. Chan
Director/Producer Albert M. Chan in attendance
A troubled man records a video message for his pregnant sister. Drawing its power and immediacy from its first-person confessional style, the film presents, in one continuous 7-minute take, the journey of one man's awakening from isolation back to humanity.
Coming of Age
(2018, USA, 8 mins)
Director: Doug Tompos
Producers: Risa Bramon Garcia, Steve Braun,
In the afterglow of sex, a generation gap opens between two men as they struggle to define trust in the age of open marriage and NSA hookups.
Mum, I'm back
(2017, Greece, 5 mins)
Director: Dimitris Katsimiris
Producers: Dimitris Katsimiris, Vasilis Stavropoulos, Kyriakos Gikas
After the death of her mother, a woman returns after 40 years to the village where she was born. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons. Arriving at the cemetery, she encounters the faces of all those she left behind.
Time is the Longest Distance
(2016, USA, 15 mins)
Director: Bryan Powers
Producers: Claudia Murdoch, Alastair Murdoch, Bryan Powers
The film conveys the importance of familial love and acceptance through the story of three generations of men: thirty-something Adam, his aging father Jack, who has Alzheimer's, and Xander, a teenaged boy who serendipitously crosses their path.
Naughty Amelia Jane
(2017, India, 12 mins)
Director: Risheeta Agrawal
Producers: Risheeta Agrawal, Vandana Agrawal, Rishabh Agrawal
This film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards anything that goes against the "conventional social order of things", told through a story of two girls who may or may not have had a connection. This is a story about speculation.
Cupid Prefers a Sniper's Rifle
(2017, Israel, 11 mins)
Director: Inbar Marmelshtein
Producer: Gennadiy Fyodorov
A romantic comedy-crime film hybrid about two hitmen that are hired to kill each other, and fall in love in the process.
(2017, USA, 9 mins)
Director/Producer/Actor Stacey L Maltin and
ProducerJay DeYonker in attendance
When a fired up young woman accidentally brings home a lover with an opposite view on the world she must decide whether lust or murder will win the night.
(2014, USA, 4 mins)
Director/Producer Robert Guthrie in attendance
Two high school guys are in love. One's Christian, one's Jewish. A father disapproves, the other's parents are thrilled. Who cares that it's not perfect? They got this.
Scheideweg (Teenage Threesome)
(2017, Germany, 4 mins)
Director: Arkadij Khaet
One Boy, One Girl and her Stepbrother. A date goes wrong.