1. The Day I Buzzed My Head


    from Picture Something Productions / Added

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    A short personal documentary scene about why I buzzed my head and the process.

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    • PANIC ROOM (excerpt)


      from IP Yuk-Yiu / Added

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      HD / color / stereo / 6 min. / 16:9 / 2011 Shot over a three-month period, PANIC ROOM documents a small Tokyo apartment before and after the East Japan earthquake and the ensuing nuclear outbreak in 2011. The ordinary apartment, a seemingly uneventful domestic space, suddenly becomes a mirror of both a collapsing physical reality and a shaken personal state, creating an intertwining parallel between the external and the psychological that reflects the panicking times of the great catastrophe.

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      • My Sister Swallowed the Zoo


        from Maya Yu Zhang / Added

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        My Sister Swallowed the Zoo (Spring 2015) Recipient of "First Person Filmmaking Award" and "Audience Award" from the 2015 Fourth Annual TriCo Film Festival. Logline: This is a story about two mothers and two daughters. Film Synopsis: My Sister Swallowed the Zoo investigates an ordinary phone call between a mother and a daughter, taking the audience on an emotional journey. The daughter and mother talk frankly about a newly adopted baby sister and the life choices of the older sister, which the mother opposes. The film explores hope and disappointment, adoption and replacement, freedom and captivity. Director’s Statement: Last year when I was working on my short essay film/personal documentary MARKED I realized that the central driving force of the piece was my troubled relationship with my mother. When listening to our recorded Skype conversation that I used for part of the film, I became very drawn to the material because of all the emotional tension behind these ordinary conversations. My desire to dramatize such tension on the big screen made me produce this film. Directed by: Maya Zhang, and Zhujun Bamboo Ding Technical Specifications (Aspect Ratio, Framerate, HD or SD, Sound, etc): HD / 24 fps / 16:9 / TRT 10:40 / Color / Stereo

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        • One Week of Hope


          from Jacqueline Wheeler / Added

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          A young filmmaker's journey exploring the strengths and struggles of her family as they faced the births of their three children. After months of questioning her parents. grandparents, aunt and brother, she discovered how tragedy brought them all together as the close-knit family they are today. 2013// color// 19 minutes

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          • Doris & Bill McAndless - Personal Documentary Trailer


            from The Documentarians / Added

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            A trailer for the personal documentary of Doris & Bill McAndless, celebrating their 60 years of marriage. Created by The Documentarians: www.thedocumentarians.ca

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            • '66 Was a Good Year for Tourism" - English subtitles - Alexandria segment


              from Amit Goren / Added

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              "66 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR TOURISM" A film by Amit Goren "Do you know why it wasn't worth it? Because my children are torn between two worlds. I am angry, really angry, because we've created this situation!". That's how my mother summarizes 25 years in America. In 1966, when I was nine years old, my parents emigrated from Israel to New York with my two brothers and I. In our home the issue of our immigration was a constant source of conflict between our parents and we were never quite sure whether we should embrace or reject our new country. Twenty five years later my brothers and I each define our personal and national identity in strikingly different terms. While travelling between my current home in Tel Aviv and my family's home in the USA, I find myself engaged in an emotional journey that raises questions about immigration and assimilation, identity and belonging, along a trail of one family's wandering - Alexandria, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles and New York. "The Wolgin Award" for Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 1992 "The Israeli Oscar" for Best Documentary 1992 Selected "Best Documentary" at "Das Kleine Fernsehspiel"- ZDF German Television 1992 "A treasure…A personal journey written with a sensitive and light touch, turning every sentence into a gem."| Sueddeutsche Zeitung "A funny, intimate study of family ties unraveled by the process of immigration…" The London Times "Artfully phtographed and constructed |The New York Times "Fresh, clever and painful" |The Jerusalem Report "A wonderful, heart warming, exceptionally sensitive film" |Yediot Achronot Israel 1992 / 72 minutes / English and Hebrew with English subtitles Screenplay, Production and Direction: Amit Goren Camera: Eytan Harris Editing: Tali Halter-Shenkar Music: Yoav Goren Sound Design: Ofer Webman On-Line Editing: Adi Binyaminov Produced on Commission for ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Commissioning Editor Hans Kutnewsky, supported by Cinema Project – Yehoshua Rabinovitch Tel Aviv Foundation for the Arts, The Israeli Film Center - The Ministry of Industry and Trade, The National Council for Culture and Art – The Ministry of Education and Culture and The Ministry for Absorption of Immigration.

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              • The Label Collector


                from Cory Fossum / Added

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                My dad loves to collect beer labels from different breweries around the country. He keeps them all in a scrapbook that he has proudly put together and organized over the past few years. I sat down with him at his home in Chico, CA in November 2012 and asked him all about his collection. Even though I had a really rough cut put together shortly afterwards, I let it sit for a couple of years for a variety of reasons. I finally returned to it over holiday break 2014 and completed it. In large part because I wanted to make sure it was done while he is still with us (not sure I could pull it off afterwards) and also because I wanted to visit with him, to see him as I will always remember him, and editing this turned out to be a great way of doing just that. Filmed | Edited: Cory Fossum Camera: Canon 7D Lens: Tamron 30mm 1.4 Edited in Final Cut Pro X

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                • cectpa


                  from KM Ray / Added

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                  What would it be like to find out about your sister? A reflection on family, genetics, identity and sisterhood

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                  • Saturn Trailer FINAL+PITCH VIMEO


                    from SHARON SMITH / Added

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                    Visit www.saturnsavedme.com for more information about the film!

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                    • Slowly Fading - A film about my Mum's early onset Alzheimer's Disease


                      from Misskatehinton / Added

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                      Slowly Fading is a personal insight into early onset Alzheimer's Disease; it's exposing my beautiful mother and I through certain stages of the illness. I made this film initially as a cathartic process, and at times as a tool for interaction between each other too. My aim now is to show mine and my mothers personal story, and to help raise awareness and money to find a cure for Alzheimer's Disease.

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