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2018 Audience Choice Award for Best Picture
Directed By: Alana Maiello
Runtime: – 13:16
Synopsis: Armando, the son of a field worker who had great difficulty coming to America from Mexico, has maintained the grape vines he planted through strict routine for the last 35 years. Fidencio, a wine entrepreneur and Armando’s grandson, has grown up will all the conveniences of modern life. Despite differences, the ties of family and culture ensure a mutual respect.
Alana Nichols’ Story
2018 Audience Choice / Jury Award Best Local Student Film
Directed By: Eli Bensen
Runtime: – 5:00
Synopsis: Alana Nichols is a paralyzed athlete who has won multiple gold medals at the Paralympic games. This story covers how she came back from a life-changing injury and competes at the highest level possible in Paralympic surfing.
Directed by: Michael Krehan
Runtime – 17:00
Synopsis: A street-smart hustler uses his invention to give people extraordinary skills for few hours but finds himself in trouble when the wrong people hear about it.
Directed By: Eric Addison
Runtime: – 13:16
Synopsis: A bored young boy decides to venture out beyond his neighborhood for fun only to find more then he expects.
From Haarlem to Harlem
2018 Jury Award Best Short Doc
Directed By: David & Barbarella Fokos
Runtime: – 19:16
Synopsis: Fatigued by incessant news of black people being shot and killed by white cops, and with the election as the final straw, artist Alanna Airitam decided create a body of work to portray black people as she knows them to be, which is far from the media’s persistently negative narrative.
Directed By: Hayden Croft
Runtime: – 10:51
Synopsis: Jo and Will have been best friends since high school but Will is dying of a rare disease. When Jo visits Will at the hospital, a revelatory interaction shifts the dynamic of their friendship.
One Small Step
2018 Jury Award Winner Best Animation / Audience Choice Award
2019 Academy Award Nominee – Best Animated Short Film
Directed By: Bobby Pontillas & Andrew Chesworth
Runtime: – 7:40
Synopsis: What does it take to achieve your dreams? An ambitious young girl endeavors to realize her aspiration of becoming an astronaut with the support of her humble father.
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