Stories of videos—and the visionaries behind them—to keep your inspiration flowing.
Staff Pick Premiere: "Short Calf Muscle" by Victoria Warmerdam
With deadpan humor, Victoria Warmerdam's "Short Calf Muscle" asks if the entire world sees you as a gnome, are you a gnome?
Staff Pick Premiere: “Hand In Hand” by Ennio Ruschetti
When two politicians stubbornly try to gain the upper hand during a handshake, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own.
How this documentary helped raise $170K for America's first Black-owned outdoor shop
At the height of the pandemic, a team of filmmakers set out to tell Slim Pickins Outfitters' story. The result is a powerful doc with real-world impact.
Staff Pick Premiere: "EXPOSED" by Anna Fredrikke Bjerke
A young drama student must reconcile the potential pros and cons of a defining lead performance act.
Staff Pick Premiere: "Shots In The Dark with David Godlis" by Lewie & Noah Kloster
They say that the punk rock movement was born in Mid 70's New York City. If so, then David Godlis was in the delivery room.
Staff Pick Award at OIAF: “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis
The fourth annual Staff Pick Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival goes to “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis.
Staff Pick Premiere: "Viktor on the Moon" by Christian Arhoff
A young man who's never been on a date has the night of his life with a married woman in this classically old school, black-and-white romantic comedy.
Staff Pick Award at CIFF: "The Diamond" by Caitlyn Greene
Atop the remnants of an ancient volcanic crater, wandering souls search for an elusive diamond.
Staff Pick Award at BlackStar Film Festival: "Dear Philadelphia" by Renee Osubu
Filmmaker Renee Osubu weaves a powerful narrative of three fathers' mission to better their communities in "Dear Philadelphia."
Staff Pick Premiere: "HEADS TOGETHER" by Job, Joris & Marieke
Brace yourself for 20 minutes of headless humor from Oscar-nominated trio Job, Joris & Marieke.
Staff Pick Premiere: "Centuries and Still" by Sally Tran
Filmmaker Sally Tran presents a mixed media illustrated short film telling the history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the United States.
Staff Pick Award at Palm Springs ShortFest 2021: “The Nannies” by Signe Barvild Stæhr
To chronicle her life immediately following her mother’s death, Signe Barvild Stæhr interviews the nannies who stepped in to take care of a grieving family.