Directors T.G. Herrington, Danny Clinch - USA - Documentary (82 min)
The leader of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band seeks to fulfill his late father's dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba. Join the band as they traverse post-embargo Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. **Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform the music from the film live on October 22
Director Leon Chambers - UK - Comedy/Drama (87 min)
When headstrong Charlie discovers her parents have been keeping her biological father secret from her, she does what any 18 year old would do - recruits a rough sleeper to be her ‘responsible adult’ and sets off for Scotland on her provisional driving license to go and find him.
9 Short Films (84 min)
That Yorkshire Sound, Always Remember Me, Blind, No Gravity, Bike Bird, Rocket Boy, Washed Away, Homecoming and Reboot.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Marcus Armitage - UK - Animation (2 min)
A hand-drawn animated documentary, “That Yorkshire Sound” follows the rhythms of a day in Yorkshire. It captures the sound of Yorkshire, from its bustling multicultural cities like Bradford and Sheffield to the delicate sounds of birds in the countryside and the hypnotic rhythm of the motorways and train tracks.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Nell Teare - USA - Drama (12 min)
A young woman named Sarah reluctantly brings her boyfriend to a birthday party for her childhood best friend, Amy. At the party, Sarah confronts her past in unexpected ways. Inspired by true events.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Malinda Kaur - UK - Drama (15 min)
A young man visits with his elderly neighbor, a blind woman with whom he’s developed a companionable relationship. But she is unaware of a deeper connection the two of them share.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Charline Parisot - France - Animation, Student (8 min)
An astronaut returns from space and has trouble readjusting to life on earth.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Directors Odveig Klyve and Kari Klyve-Skaug - Norway - Drama (15 min)
Zahra (12) is from Afghanistan, and an asylum seeker in Norway. She has a dream she wants to realize, and this turns out to be difficult for her - but Zahra is a fighter. Bike Bird is a visual story about balancing between two cultures. (subtitles)
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Simon Sorted - UK - Family Friendly, Animation (5 min)
As we reach the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, “Rocket Boy” is the account of a man who witnessed the launch of Apollo 11 firsthand. As he recalls the awe-inspiring event, the story is told through the eyes of a young boy whose power of imagination makes the impossible possible.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Ben Kallam - USA - Drama (12 min)
When her boyfriend publically betrays her during a worship service, a teenage girl in an evangelical youth group is forced to reconsider whether she can trust anyone at church.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Jennifer Blair - USA - Comedy, Student (6 min)
When a college sophomore returns home to share some important news with his parents, things don’t go exactly as he had expected… until they do.
A SHORTS ASSORTMENT - Director Ellen Osborne - USA - Animation (4 min)
Ginger just graduated college with an English degree, and she has no idea what to do next. Unable to find a job in publishing, she ends up working retail at a boutique with her best friend. Just when Ginger thinks her life couldn’t get any more uncertain, she’s diagnosed with breast cancer. As she struggles to come to terms with her diagnosis, she grapples with life’s most important questions.
FILMMAKERS Q&A: Directors James C & Melissa Boratyn - USA - Comedy/Drama (97 min)
After graduating college with an English degree, Ginger is unable to find a job in publishing & ends up working retail at a boutique with her best friend. Just when Ginger thinks her life couldn’t get any more uncertain, she’s diagnosed with breast cancer. As she struggles to come to terms with her diagnosis, she grapples w/ life’s most important questions.
CONSENTINO AWARD PRESENTATION + FILMMAKER Q&A: Director Mike Doyle - USA - Comedy/Drama (90 min)
In this romantic comedy, a group of friends navigate love, life, and relationships as they reach the midpoint of their lives, each confronting the existential question “Is this all there is?”
Filmmaker Q&A: Director Ben Hackworth - Australia - Drama (96 min)
Once a renowned opera singer, Celeste retired early to live with her husband on an estate in a rainforest in Far North Queensland. Ten years after her husband’s death, Celeste plans to make one final return to the stage. Amidst the preparations for her performance, Celeste invites her late husband’s son, Jack, now 26, back to the family estate. When Celeste asks Jack for an impossible favor, the secrets that drove them apart explode back into life.
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