Boston International Film Festival

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Demi Pointe

Sep 2013 | Posted by:

Demi Pointe
2012 | Directed by Talin Avakian

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.

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Good Taste

Sep 2013 | Posted by:

2013 | Directed by Jake Bann

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.

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Cleaning House

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Catherine Giarrusso

In Cleaning House, high-powered, compulsive Helen and her mixed-media visual artist daughter, Julia are coming together for the first time in years after Helen’s mother passes away. Obeying her grandmother’s dying wishes for her to look after Helen, Julia comes home bearing photos from Helen’s past, prompting a compelling confrontation.

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Grudge Match

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2012 | Directed by Paul Villanova

Talking sausages. Flying nachos. Evil burgers. When Mike tries to maintain his new diet at a Super Bowl party full of food, all hell breaks loose.

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Neighbors

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

Neighbors
2012 | Directed by Judd Cherry

Have you ever been in a competition with a friend or neighbor? Well Timothy Longshanks has been for years. And now he’s on a mission to win that competition no matter what the cost. But his unaware, gentle-giant of a neighbor, Big Al, always has what Tim just got, or better. A journey of one-upmanship ensues, leading Tim to the far corners of the world and back again. His mania ultimately leads him down a path of no return, ending in hilariously disastrous results. Heard the expression “Keeping up with the Joneses”? For Tim, it’s “The Joneses can suck it.”

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Taxi Cab Teranga

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

2011 | Directed by Sara Bailin

A short film following a day in the life of Omar Ndiaye, a Senegalese taxi cab driver in New York City, who learns that any day could be his last.

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Turnaround

Sep 2012 | Posted by:

Turnaround
2012 | Directed by Patrick Jerome

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.