2019 OFFICIAL CIFF SELECTIONS

Features, Shorts, Music Videos & Screenplays - in alphabetical order.
10 SYLLABLES
Dir. Emily Skyle-Golden
Short Film Program #8
Saturday, July 27th
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

One woman's inspirational journey to turn her #metoo into everyone's #nomore.

15 DOWN
Dir. Mike Hayhurst
Short Films Program #4
Friday, July 26th
5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

A transformative summer finds 3 generations  of the Yau family discover what it means to be a mother and a daughter.

3 DAYS
Dir. Julie Sharbutt
Short Films Program #1
Thursday, July 25th
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

When three women friends sense danger on a camping trip, they keep each other laughing until a horrible twist makes them feel more alone than ever.

40 MINUTES OVER MIAMI
Dir. Michael Feld, Josh Covitt
Short Films Program #8

Saturday, July 27th

5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.

For 40 minutes on January 13, 2018, the fate of the world hung in the balance, for Larry and Penny... their Hawaiian vacation was ruined.

ABOVE THE HIDING
Dir. Bryon Evans
Short Film Program #6 Music
Friday, July 26th
11:00 p.m. - 2:00AM a.m.

THE NOVELISTS

A boy grows up struggling with what society expects him to be.

ADINA E - CHANGING
Dir. Yoni Goodman 
Short Film Program #6 Music
Friday, July 26th
11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

A young girl runs away from home,  not knowing where her path will take her, she heads out on a journey of self discovery.

ALERT
Dir. Marcus Støren 
Short Film Program #9 
Sunday, July 28th
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

After a five year old girl dies during an operation her parents sue the doctor believing he is responsible for her death.

ALL I SEE IS THE FUTURE
Dir. Nancy Dionne
Short Film Program #2 
Friday, July 26th
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

An Optometrist and a former inmate form an unlikely relationship that helps the vision of his future come into sight.

ANAMNESIS
Dir. Vincent Moran
Short Film Program #11 
Sunday, July 28th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Anamnesis is a family drama/thriller that focuses on the fickle nature of memory and the impact it has on us and our love ones.

AROUND THE SUN
Dir. Oliver Krimpas
Feature Film Two 
Friday, July 26th
1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Touring a repossessed chateau, a film location scout falls for its flirtatious representative, who recounts the story of an influential book written there.

AUGUST IN THE CITY
Dir. Christie Conochalla
Short Film Program #7 
Saturday, July 27th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Two young women find themselves completely drawn to each other but one fears the repercussions of society in 1978 Brooklyn.

BAD PEOPLE
Dir. Giorgi Tavartkiladze
Short Film Program #3 
Friday, July 26th
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

1991 Tbilisi, Georgia after the collapse of the USSR, in the midst of a civil war, Gia tries to find medicine for his son when he meets an old friend who fights on the opposite side.

BAD TRASH
Dir. Stephanie Franz
Short Film Program #1 
Thursday, July 25th
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

While struggling to put a past relationship behind her, Nicole’s day takes a turn when she begins to suspect someone is stalking her.

BE A BEAR - ABOUT LINKS
Dir. Duccio Parisini 
Short Film Program #6 Music 
Friday, July 26th
11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

A reflection of different worlds, held side-by-side served with a side of irony.

BERTIE
Dir. Garry Crystal
Short Film Program #14 
Sunday, July 28th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A classic suburban tale of parenthood, bereavement and a mysterious pug.

BLACK STAR RISING
Writer:  Doug Williams 
Table Reading 
Sunday, July 28th
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Barbara Jordan conquers poverty and racism to become a leading black politician in the 1970s.

BREATHE
Dir.Mitch Yapko
Short Film Program #1 
Thursday, July 25th
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

When Marvin comes home from work one day, he discovers that not everything is as it was when he left - it seems that the air outside isn't for everyone anymore.

BUT FIRST...
Dir.Erin Brown Thomas
Short Film Program #8 
Saturday, July 27th
5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Coffee literally changes the way I see, think, and interact with other people. BUT FIRST is my way of exploring this through two of my favorite mediums, film and dance.

CATCH & RELEASE
Dir. Laurie Colbert, Dominique Cardona
Feature Film 
Saturday, July 27th
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

A gripping psychological drama that explores and humanizes the abortion controversy by taking the anti-choice agenda to a frightening new battleground.

CAUGHT IN THE SPIDERS WEB
Dir.Andrew Arguello, Theresa Morin 
Short Film Program #11 
Sunday, July 28th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

An innocent-seeming woman is trapped in an integration room with an intense detective that is sure of her guilt.

CHLOE 'TWO FINGERS'
Writer:  Lisa Tedesco 
Table Reading 
Sunday, July 28th
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

An artisan pizza shop owner set to marry the woman of her dreams - the daughter of a mob boss - is determined to prove herself to him.

COLLAR
Dir. Russ Emanuel 
Short Film Program #9 
Sunday, July 28th
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

What happens when a seemingly ordinary priest is confronted by a seemingly ordinary man? 

COMPARTMENTALIZATION STORAGE FACILITY 
Dir. Eliaz Rodriguez 
Short Film Program #7 
Saturday, July 27th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A skeptical woman checks out an extraordinary storage facility where customers can, quite literally, compartmentalize their issues.

CRUNCH EP.1
Dir.Brad Vance 
Short Film Program #11 
Sunday, July 28th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

An outsourced tech worker turns his basement into six tiny, Hong Kong style living quarters, and rents them out to desperate millennials.

CURTAINS
Dir.Gar Hoover 
Short Film Program #7 
Saturday, July 27th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 An avant-garde theatre director in a career tailspin is a die-hard purist in a sell-out world... 

DOG YEARS
Dir. Jason Harris
Short Films Program #4
Friday, July 26th
5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Two people. Two dogs. One complicated relationship

DOUCHEAHOLICS
Dir. Sean McCarthy
Short Films Program #4,7,9

T-Bag - Friday, July 26th 5:45 p.m.

D'Angela - Saturday, July 27th 1:30 p.m.

Ted - Sunday, July 28th 11:15 a.m.

Doucheaholics Anonymous is an int'l fellowship of people who want to better themselves.Not really. 
It's just a bunch of douchebags. In a meeting. Being douchey.

DRIP
Dir. Jillian Cantwell 
Short Film Program #1 
Thursday, July 25th
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

A leaking air conditioner drives a Manhattanite to his breaking point, triggering an unthinkable accident that sends him on a hilarious journey across town

EARS
Writer:  Ryan Costello 
Table Reading 
Sunday, July 28th
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Sick of the overbearing Christmas season, a depressed and alcoholic Easter Bunny teams up with a group of misfits to balance the scales of the holidays.

eDISHARMONY
Writer:  Lorraine Portman 
FINALIST SCREENPLAY

 Molly invites all the men she's chatting with online  to evacuate to her home when a hurricane threatens. SIX men show up and all must survive what turns into a deadly storm.

FAMILY
Dir. David L Bradburn
Short Films Program #4
Friday, July 26th
5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

What appears to be a random act of helping is really a familial one.

FIVE STAR
Dir.Ollie Wolf
Short Film Program #8 
Saturday, July 27th
5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

What if you robbed a bank & booked an uber as the getaway car? Gary, a bumbling robber just did. 

FUN FACTORY
Dir. Lisa Brooke Hansen, Even Hafnor
Short Film Program #10 
Sunday, July 28th
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

A Norwegian couple witnesses an argument between two mothers & the play-land manager. They reluctantly intervene and...things get worse.