A Crack In The Mountain
Deep in the jungle of Central Vietnam, lies a magnificent underground kingdom. Hang Son Doong which translates as ‘mountain river cave’, is the largest cave passage in the world and a place of spectacular beauty.
Director: Alastair Evans
Producer: Alastair Evans
Acting Like Nothing is Wrong
Despite what would seem to be a flourishing career, most recently playing Kermit on Showtime’s “Shameless”, Hollywood character actor Jim Hoffmaster struggles both professionally and personally.
Director: Jane Rosemont
Producer: Jane Rosemont
A feature-length film about the life, work, influence and impact of California-based choreographer/Arts Activist Bella Lewitzky. Described as “…one of the greatest American dancers of our age,” (Walter Terry).
Director: Bridget A Murnane
Producer: Bridget A Murnane
Emergence: Out of the Shadows
For Kayden, Jag, and Amar, awakening to and expressing their sexuality within conservative South Asian families was a lonely and terrifying experience. Denial, shame and despair haunted their youths, even threatening their lives. Yet, they’ve emerged.
Director: Vinay Giridhar
Producer: Alex Sangha
In pursuit of a dream, and inspired by a butterfly, an ambitious paraglider pilot attempts to fly across the United States, from Mexico to Canada, relying solely on the sun, wind and his own willpower.
Directors: Lyndsay Nicole, Benjamin Jordan
Producer: Lyndsay Nicole
How (not) to Build a School in Haiti
Development, history, and colonialism collide when a seemingly simple aid project spirals out of control in Haiti. Headstrong American Tim Myers clashes with Haitian leader Anselme Saimplice, forcing a reckoning on privilege and power.
Director: Jack C. Newell
Producers: Dinesh Sabu, Sebastein Narcisse
I Am Not
A touching and humorous film about loss, life chances, love, family, illness, the end and the beginning. It is also about the search for roots and the therapeutic role of cinema, which can be an escape or create new worlds.
Director: Tomer Heymann
Producers: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann
In the interest of the child
Ilona is a divorced mother and owner of two businesses. Her life consists of running her businesses and fighting for visitation with her children. She hasn’t seen her two youngest children in three years.
Director: Ronald Voort
Producer: Ronald Voort
It Came from Aquarius Records
IT CAME FROM AQUARIUS RECORDS is a feature-length documentary about the SF-based independent record store, Aquarius Records.
Director: Kenneth Thomas
Producer: Kenneth Thomas
Jack Has a Plan
When Jack, a man with a terminal brain tumor for 25 years, decides to end his life, his family and friends struggle to accept his decision. Jack’s best friend documents his three-year quest to die a happy man, culminating in a permanent going-away party.
Director: Bradley Berman
Producer: Chris Metzler
Live Till I Die
In a nursing home on the outskirts of Stockholm, a special relationship develops between Monica, an empathetic care worker who still grieves for her grandmother, and Ella – a 99-year-old resident who doesn’t have any close family.
Directors: Gustav gerstrand, sa Ekman, Anders Teigen, Oscar Hedin Hetteberg
Producer: Oscar Hedin, Marina-Evelina Cracana
Love will come later
Inside Marrakech’s bustling Medina, Samir is looking for love and a brighter future. But his summer flings all come to a bitter end at the airport and he is left behind in a country with limited possibilities.
Director: Julia Furer
Producers: Franziska Sonder, Stella HŠndler
Mango House is a film about the largest shared space for refugees in the greater West and the risk-taker behind it all. The film lends insight into the refugee experience through a heightened level of intimacy and access, and exposes levels of racism.
Director: Ross Taylor
Producer: Ross Taylor
Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters
A feature length documentary about Mike Mignola and the creation of his comic book universe centered around Hellboy.
Directors: Kevin Konrad Hanna, Jim Demonakos
Producer: Adam F. Goldberg
‘Objects’ follows three unique people who have held onto things which have gained incredible meaning for them over decades. These objects are not things they flaunt.
Director: Vincent Liota
Producers: Vincent Liota, Sally Roy
On The Divide
On The Divide follows the story of three Latinx people living in McAllen, Texas who, despite their views, are connected by the most unexpected of places: the last abortion clinic on the U.S./Mexico border.
Directors: Leah Galant, Maya Cueva
Producers: Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Amanda Spain, Elizabeth Woodward
The life and the soul of fishermen, where the triumph of a lifetime of sacrifices finds its right appreciation in family ties and in the true values we too often tend to ignore or forget they exist.
Director: Andrea Lodovichetti
Producers: Andrea Lodovichetti, Luca Caprara
A skateboarder, a mountain biker and a rock climber are dropped into each other’s sport to discover what drives them, what scares them, and what they all have in common.
Directors: Charley Voorhis
Producer: Alicia McKee
When a young woman is shot by an undocumented immigrant on Pier 14 in San Francisco, the incident ignites a political and media furor that culminates in Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States.
Directors: Jeff Adachi, Chihiro Wimbush
Producers: Jeff Adachi, Chihiro Wimbush
Run Greg Run
“Run Greg Run” is a remarkable and highly inspirational story about a man named Greg Cohen, an athletic trainer and distance runner, who also suffers from a rare incurable autoimmune disease called Scleroderma.
Director: Brandan Giehl
Producers: Christy McCaffrey, Shawn McMullen
How far would you go searching for something that may not exist? A 19th century treasure-hunter’s journal inspires a captivating journey to seek out and surf a mythical, never-ridden wave in some of the most remote and dangerous waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Director: Mikey Corker
Producer: Ghislaine Couvillat
Stone and oil
The olive tree has been and is, without a doubt, one of the most recognizable signs of identity of Mediterranean culture throughout its history. However, it is not so clear that it will continue to be so in the near future, at least in Mallorca.
Directors: Alex Dioscorides, Gomis Fernandez
Producer: Joe Holles
As China trains its first generation of Olympic surfers, two promising young athletes – Alex and Lolo – navigate adolescence, freedom and their love of the sport.
Directors: Jessica Q. Chen, Jeremiah M. Bogert Jr.
Producers: Diane Quon, Nevo Shinaar
On November 4, 1979, student protesters seized the American Embassy in Teheran and took sixty-six Americans hostage. For 444 days, the world watched the United States receive a daily barrage of humiliation and vitriol. The Iran hostage crisis transformed
Director: Robert Stone
Producer: Robert Stone
The Good The Bad and The Slow
Like all good Westerns, there is a divide between what was and what will be, between the wild and the encroaching civilization. Crawling at the front line of this conflict, the last unsung hero of the wild west, the Mojave Desert Tortoise.
Director: Hans Peter Glasmann
The Quiet Epidemic
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers.
Directors: Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch
Producers: Chris Hegedus, Daria Lombroso, Lindsay Keys
This is [Not] Who We Are
“The happiest place in America is Boulder, Colorado” — said no Black person ever. “This is [Not] Who We Are” is a documentary film exploring the gap between Boulder, Colorado’s progressive self-image and the lived experiences of its small but resilient.
Directors: Beret E Strong, Katrina Miller
Producers: Beret E Strong, Katrina Miller
Tomb of Joseph
At the time of the construction of the original Nauvoo Temple, the prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commissioned the construction of a tomb for his family.
Director: Phil Tuckett
UNDIAGNOSED is a feature-length documentary film that brings forward remarkable cutting-edge science and compelling human drama to shine a light on a widespread but little-known issue devastating families across the world: undiagnosed illnesses.
Directors: Dr. Katia Moritz, Nicholas Miller
Producers: Geralyn Dreyfous, Crystal Shearman, Dr. Katia Moritz
Up on the Mountain
Deep in the mountains of Montana, Idaho and Oregon a diverse group of Southeast Asian refugees, Latino immigrants, and white Americans harvest wild mushrooms for the restaurants of the world.
Director: Olivier Matthon
Producers: Olivier Matthon, Michael Reis