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Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival: "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands

Winner of the Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival, "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands is a lyrical portrait of an excommunicated Amish woodworker struggling with spirituality, poverty, and life as an outcast from his strict, insular community.

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Best of Staff Picks: Angry geese, cheeky bots, and lonely goalkeepers

Exemplary short films to knock you out of your quarantine haze, as chosen by our in-house curators.

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Staff Pick Award at Ottawa International Animation Festival 2020: “Kuricorder Quartet - Southpaw” by Sawako Kabuki

A music video for an eccentric multi-instrumental group from Japan that provides two solid minutes of uninhibited dance, humor, and joie de vivre.

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Armita Keyani is embracing filmmaking without fear

VFA-winning filmmaker Armita Keyani shares how she learned to banish creative fear, on and off set.

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Staff Pick Award at Urbanworld Film Festival 2020: "Eagle" by Jose Acevedo

The winner of the 2020 Staff Pick Award at Urban World Film Festival goes to “Eagle” from director Jose Acevedo.

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Staff Pick Award at Guanajuato International Film Festival 2020: "Agua" by Santiago Zermeño

"Agua" by Santiago Zermeño is the gripping and powerful story of a young man whose sexual desires are at odds with society’s expectations.

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Staff Pick Premiere: “San Miguel” by Cris Gris

In order to heal her grieving mother, a devout 9 year old girl pushes her faith to its limit in hopes of divine intervention.

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Best of Staff Picks: Wiseguy pranks, warped bananas, and #wombstories

Three different films about losing one's marbles and much more, as selected by our in-house curators.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Tangles and Knots" by Renée Marie Petropoulos

After making the rounds at festivals around the world, the semi-autobiographical "Tangles and Knots" makes its online premiere on Vimeo.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Umbra" by Saeed Jafarian

As the clock strikes midnight in Iran, a young woman realizes her partner has disappeared. What ensues is a mysterious short that's online for the first time since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Staff Pick Award at BlackStar Film Festival 2020: "ALLUMUAH" by Curtis Essel

"ALLUMUAH" by Curtis Essel explores the path of intersectional/generational relationships which vividly depicts the beauty in culture and the characters within it.

Creator Stories

How Julian Marshall captured a powerful protest on camera

One morning, Julian Marshall woke up and knew he had to do something. So he took to the streets. The result is "WE ARE GEORGE FLOYD.

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How Runyararo Mapfumo finds creativity in collaboration

From guerilla filmmaking to major brand collaborations, DessyMak productions founder Runyararo Mapfumo is blazing her own path.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "An Occurrence at Arverne" by Robert Broadhurst

When a young Black man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda in Robert Broadhurst's "An Occurrence at Arverne," everything you think you know gets thrown out the window.