Boston International Film Festival
After years apart two people meet accidentally and hide secrets from each other. The meeting leads to moments of truth in each of their lives: illusions are shattered, the past is explained, and lives are changed. Starring Kirsti Torhaug & Michel Riddez in a tour-de-force duet performance, this unique love-story was co-written by award winning filmmaker Robert Fritz and lead actor, Michel Riddez. Directed by Robert Fritz & shot in Swedish w/ English subtitles.
Set against the backdrop of modern day India, The Theft is the story of four people caught in a situation that sets the stage for the induction of innocent young minds into a class and caste based society. Seven-year-old Arjun and his mother Ira have just moved from the US to Mumbai, India. Pandu, is their new servant and shy eight-year-old Bhima is Pandu’s son. One afternoon, a large sum of money goes missing from Ira’s home and they are all thrown into a storm of revelations when Ira accuses Pandu of the theft. Will they find the truth?
Growing up in a religious cult, Jackie and Amelia, now in their late 30s, meet up once a year at Amelia’s mother’s grave to reconnect and talk about life. ‘Are we broken?’ they ask themselves, only to decide after a topless escapade through their old sect, that they are only bent. Bent is a short film about those life long friendships that thankfully keep us feeling normal.
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Far from C3 is a documentary short which traces the story of Paw Wah, an ethnic Karen woman who was forced from her village by Burmese soldiers to a refugee camp in Thailand. Woven together with archival footage of the Mae La refugee camp where Paw Wah spent seven years of her life, the film highlights her memories of relocation to Worcester, Massachusetts and deals broadly with the experiences of alienation and isolation often times felt by displaced people building lives far from their native countries.
War-separated lovers from Bosnia Herzegovina meet again years later – she a hardened war correspondent, he a seemingly comfortable intellectual – when a fictional account of their story leads both to discover the true secrets and regrets that still bind them together.
A dark comedy about two hungry neighbors who meet for a dinner date, only to discover that they have more in common than they thought.
How to have the perfect dinner with your family… A short comedy from the award-winning team of Richard Griffin and Jennifer Scharf.
Two boys on a road trip by foot looking for their family after the January 12, 2010 devastating earthquake in Haiti. Every day is a struggle to keep life going. Starring Jouvens Lauture, Dave-Hirry Bellgarde, Rosevelt Prevot and written, directed and produced by Patrick Jerome.
This is a short fictional narrative about a young girl who struggles to speak. As a selectively mute child, Sydney retreats to her vivid imagination during class and other situations where she may be expected to verbally communicate, as a way to escape her anxiety. Sydney begins to see a Speech Therapist, who decides to take an empathetic approach in therapy. As therapy progresses, Sydney discovers her love for ballet, and uses that as an outlet for communication.
After a pleading phone call from his dad, an estranged son returns home where he meets with his childhood friend and a former “employee.” Meanwhile, Fred’s father awaits him with a family secret that will soon show him how sometimes our choices in life can turnaround our destiny.