Screening Instructions

  • Nov 14 - Dec 26: Watch-on-demand and rate your favorite film any time, at your time.
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  • A Slot ticket can be used only for the slot it is purchased for. Once activated, it cannot be used again. The ticket is valid for all movies scheduled in the respective slot. (Nov 14th - Dec 26th)
  • One Day Pass is valid for the day it is activated on. It can be used/reused for any slot for 24 hours from activation.
  • All Festival Pass is valid for the entire duration of the festival and can be used/reused for all slots until the end of the festival. (Nov 14th - Dec 26th)
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  • Ticket validity is as described above.
Slot Movie 01 Movie 02 Movie 03

SLOT A

SCREENING

Finding Courage

Category
Documentary / Feature / Drama
Country
France
Director
Kay Rubacek
Duration
81 min
Synopsis
A former journalist for the Chinese Communist Party (YIFEI WANG), living in exile in San Francisco, struggles to settle into life in America while working to heal her family’s wounds from their tragic past. She is seeking justice for the murder of her sister at the hands of the Chinese authorities

Kold

Category
Short Feature Film
Country
Denmark
Director
Marley Hasselbach
Duration
18 min
Synopsis
Louise has spent her live struggling with her hereditary heart condition, being coddled by everyone around her. But when she spots Magnus swimming naked in the Copenhagen canals mid-winter, she finally finds someone who challenges her to push her boundaries.

On / Off

Category
Animation Short
Country
Argentina
Director
Nicolas P. Villarreal
Duration
7 min
Synopsis
Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

SLOT B

SCREENING

Still Stoked

Category
Documentary Film / Sport
Country
UK
Director
Paul Surety
Duration
56 min
Synopsis
Still Stoked follows Sean Goff a 55 -year-old a British skateboard legend who pushes his ageing body beyond its limits to compete in one last skate competition.

This and That

Category
Short Feature Film / Drama
Country
USA
Director
Katie Garibaldi
Duration
22 min
Synopsis
In an effort to free herself from writer's block, an aspiring screenwriter with big dreams decides to share her truth despite doubts, all while navigating challenging life changes brought on by divorce.

Being A Dog

Category
Animation Short / Student / Fantasy
Country
Sweden
Director
Felix Swahn
Duration
8 min
Synopsis
After meeting Ginger Tim becomes a dog again. It’s good to be a human being but it’s good being a dog sometimes too.

SLOT C

SCREENING

Tipping Point

Category
Documentary Film / Social Justice
Country
USA
Director
Jon Meyer
Duration
88 min
Synopsis
In the summer of 2020, amid a global pandemic and political unrest, demonstrations erupted worldwide following the murder of George Floyd. Portland became the focus of media attention for its intense, prolonged demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality.

Queer Fish in God's Waiting Room

Category
Short Feature Film / Comedy
Country
USA
Director
Adrian Pasdar
Duration
11 min
Synopsis
Two Brothers. One Landlady. Zero Common Sense.

Baby Song by Wicked Kiss

Category
Music Video
Country
USA
Director
Luke Holwerda
Duration
8 min
Synopsis
Rock, Indie, pop

SLOT D

SCREENING

Noise

Category
Feature Film / Drama
Country
USA
Director
Joseph Kevin Coles, Jack LeGoff
Duration
101 min
Synopsis
Musically gifted, Michael, Todd, Ned, decide to form a band but must deal with the trauma that has been haunting them throughout their young lives.

Respectable Man

Category
Short Feature Film
Country
USA
Director
Surender Singh
Duration
11 min
Synopsis
A chance meeting between two people from different backgrounds and with little in common, proves that you can't judge a book by its cover.

SLOT E

SCREENING

Muco: Contradiction Within Tradition

Category
Documentary / Feature
Country
Brazil
Director
Oberom Silva
Duration
110 min
Synopsis
Two yoga-practicing brothers from Brazil, who live with the environmental impacts of the dairy industry in a place full of natural springs, travel to India to better understand the spiritual reasons for consuming dairy products.

un barco para mi mamá

Category
Student / Doc
Country
USA
Director
Susana Canales Barrón
Duration
7 min
Synopsis
A mother recounts her two border crossings.

SLOT F

SCREENING

Met Mes (18+)

Category
LGBT Feature / Comedy-Drama
Country
Netherlands
Director
Sam de Jong
Duration
78 min
Synopsis
*Nudity* *Sexual Content* When a successful TV personality is robbed of her new video camera, she exaggerates the story to get the most out of her insurance.

Oh, Little Spark!

Category
Student / Short Feature / Drama
Country
UK
Director
Charlie Lyon Budden
Duration
18 min
Synopsis
During a weekend together, a grandson's obsession with his Polish grandmother's wartime memories causes a rift in their relationship as a tragic secret is revealed

Villain Music Video

Category
Music Video
Country
USA
Director
Rebecca Maddalo
Duration
4 min
Synopsis
Fantasy

SLOT G

SCREENING

ELEMENTAL, reimagining our relationship with wildfire

Category
Documentary Film / Nature
Country
USA
Director
Trip Jennings
Duration
82 min
Synopsis
As fire seasons grow longer, more destructive and more deadly, it is clear that our approach to reducing wildfire risk is failing.

Dreamboy

Category
Short Feature Film / Romance-Drama
Country
USA
Director
Michael Martin
Duration
11 min
Synopsis
After over a decade of unsuccessfully trying to move on from her ex-boyfriend, Molly decides to confront her ex in person and insist he get out of her dreams.

The Moon Followed Me To Falmouth

Category
Music Video / Animation
Country
USA
Director
Joël Gibbs
Duration
4 min
Synopsis
A seafarer sings the story of how he, as a young man, left Falmouth looking for a new life on the High Seas. During his voyage, he recounts how the moon began to follow him, watching his every move.

SLOT H

SCREENING

The Mirage

Category
Documentary / Feature / Adventure
Country
USA
Director
Keith Ladzinski
Duration
60 min
Synopsis
50 miles a day for 50 consecutive days. Ultra runner, Timothy Olson, aims to break the fastest known time on the Pacific Crest Trail. Braving record high temperatures and impending wildfires

Forest Giants

Category
Short Feature Film / Comedy-Drama
Country
USA
Director
Augusta Mariano
Duration
21 min
Synopsis
In the early days of the internet a brother and sister attempt to mend their strained relationship as they venture into the woods to film a hoax video.

Messengers

Category
Student Short Doc / Mental Health
Country
USA
Director
Megan Bergeron
Duration
20 min
Synopsis
Messengers is about how there are a lack of mental health counselors in California Public Schools and around the country

SLOT I

SCREENING

Everything Will Be Fine In The End (18+)

Category
Feature Film / Drama
Country
USA
Director
Joseph Bartone
Duration
97 min
Synopsis
*Nudity* *Sexual Content* Buzz, a small-time drug dealer & self-professed private investigator steals George’s dog that she stole from Tom at a dog park. Plan backfires when a robbery goes horribly wrong.

Nomad - A Lifer's Journey Through California prisons

Category
Short Doc Film / Prisons
Country
USA
Director
Crystal Alcantara Cebedo
Duration
30 min
Synopsis
Damon Cooke's fight for parole in a criminal justice system that will go to great lengths to keep inmates inside. He serves a life sentence at Solano State Prison for an attempted murder conviction.

SLOT J

SCREENING

Ximei

Category
Documentary Film / Medical Injustice
Country
China
Director
Andrew Cohen, Gaylen Ross
Duration
102 min
Synopsis
In the late 1990s, the Chinese government encouraged impoverished villagers to sell their blood plasma for money. Ximei is a young peasant woman from rural China's Henan Province who contracted AIDS

bébé

Category
Short / Experimental Feature
Country
USA
Director
Stephen French
Duration
13 min
Synopsis
Two ladies' isolation interferes with reality.

SLOT K

SCREENING

Preparation Z

Category
Feature Film / Comedy
Country
USA
Director
Derrek Brajkovich-Horn
Duration
95 min
Synopsis
A reluctant zombie prepper must fight off a self proclaimed survivalist to finally accept his role as team captain in order to bring his team of unknowing misfits together.

Dhaulagiri

Category
Documentary Film / Adventure
Country
USA
Director
Tommy Joyce
Duration
40 min
Synopsis
An Ecuadorian mountaineer balances friendship, love, and luck in his quest to climb a new route on one of the tallest and most dangerous mountains in the world.

SLOT L

SCREENING

The Doldrums

Category
Feature Film / Coming-of-Age
Country
USA
Director
Leonardo Nussenzveig
Duration
92 min
Synopsis
The Doldrums is a not-coming-of-age movie that centers around three characters - Alec, Matt, and Cole.

Graniterock's Green Journey

Category
Short Doc Film / Environment
Country
USA
Director
Robert Craig Ellenwood
Duration
27 min
Synopsis
122-year-old mining and construction company is energy intensive. A major shift happening in making the construction industry a sustainable, environmentally friendly industry.

SLOT M

SCREENING

Living Years

Category
Short Doc Film
Country
USA
Director
Brenda Gillis
Duration
38 min
Synopsis
Gale Williams had a happy, normal childhood in Santa Monica California. Then, in 1956, on the eve of his 18th birthday he crashed his car in a remote area of California and became a quadriplegic.

Losers of Eden

Category
Feature Film / Drama / Action / Comedy
Country
USA
Director
Kevin Briot
Duration
92 min
Synopsis
3 story lines, each a different genre: drama, action, comedy. As a young teenager plots her escape from a run-down motel, three killers-for-hire hunt for their rightful reward after an assignment.

SLOT N

SCREENING

Faggots (18+)

Category
LGBT / Experimental Feature
Country
Switzerland
Director
Dominik Wojciech Krawiecki, Patrycja Planik
Duration
72 min
Synopsis
*Nudity* *Sexual Content* The mysterious virus 'Exit 884' has decimated the human population and, for reasons unknown to science, has spared the lives of homosexual men only.

SLOT O

SCREENING

For Vegas

Category
Documentary Film
Country
USA
Director
Robin Greenspun
Duration
43 min
Synopsis
Accused of referencing "transient lust & fleeting pleasure" in his novel, USING LIFE, Egyption writer Ahmed Naji was sentenced to 2 years in prison. Years later, he became a Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas - An exiled writer in a new country, a new city and a new reality.

Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope

Category
Documentary Film
Country
USA
Director
Sean Sciavolin
Duration
38 min
Synopsis
An exploration of what’s driving the homelessness crisis in California, with a focus on San Francisco, and an in-depth study of an alternative approach that has reversed what had been a growing crisis in San Antonio, Texas.

SLOT P

SCREENING

The Family Planner

Category
Short Feature Film
Country
USA
Director
Dan Pavlik
Duration
33 min
Synopsis
When a young couple finds an old family scrapbook, the wife is spooked but the husband is intrigued when they see it contains information about their marriage that extends INTO THE FUTURE.

Epic Bill

Category
Documentary Film / Extreme Adventure
Country
Argentina
Director
Quinnolyn Benson-Yates
Duration
93 min
Synopsis
A self-made millionaire turned destitute divorcee, Bill Bradley turned to the world of extreme endurance racing. After breaking a world record, running rim to rim on the Grand Canyon 7 times, now almost 60, he returns for his 9th attempt at Arrowhead 135, one of the toughest cold-weather endurance races in the world.

SLOT Q

SCREENING

Wedding 93

Category
Feature Film / Horror
Country
Cambodia
Director
Paul Zagaris
Duration
70 min
Synopsis
In 1993 a bizarre incident took place during a Cambodian wedding. Bol, falls in love with Rah, whose reaction to the arranged marriage unfolds in a series of frightening incidents that leave everyone believing she must be possessed.

House of the Unholy

Category
Short Feature / Horror / Sci-Fi
Country
Thailand
Director
Daniel Merlot
Duration
15 min
Synopsis
A blood thirsty Princess hunts down the last of the Indigo Elders tribe. She seeks a magical elixir in his heart that will grant her the powers to reign over the Kingdom for an Eternity.

SLOT R

SCREENING

AWARDS

Category
Awards
Country
USA
Director
Ronald Deazy Fuller
Duration
45 min
Synopsis
GGIFF 2022 Awards with performances