Your 30th Florida Film Festival Lineup

OPENING NIGHT FILM:

Because of Charley – Directed by Jon Binkowski, USA, 2021, 113 MIN, World Premiere

SPOTLIGHT FILMS:

Mandibles – Directed by Quentin Dupieux, France/Belgium, 2020, 77 MIN, In French with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Mogul Mowgli – Directed by Bassam Tariq, UK/USA, 2020, 90 MIN, In English and Urdu with English subtitles

Squish – Directed by Xavier Seron, Belgium, 2020, 20 MIN, In French with English subtitles, North American Premiere

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street – Directed by Marilyn Agrelo, USA, 2020, 107 MIN, Florida Premiere

Together Together – Directed by Nikole Beckwit, USA, 2021, 90 MIN, Florida Premiere

NARRATIVE FEATURES COMPETITION:

The Catch – Directed by Matthew Ya-Hsiung Balzer, USA, 2020, 97 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Cryptozoo – Directed by Dash Shaw, USA, 2021, 95 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Everything in the End – Directed by Mylissa Fitzsimmons, USA/Iceland, 2021, 74 MIN, In English, Icelandic, and Portuguese with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) – Directed by Kelley Kali and Angelique Molina, USA, 2021, 85 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Lorelei – Directed by Sabrina Doyle, USA, 2020, 111 MIN

Materna – Directed by David Gutnik, USA, 2020, 106 MIN, In English and Russian with English subtitles, Florida Theatrical Premiere

My Fiona – Directed by Kelly Walker, USA/Australia, 2021, 87 MIN, US Premiere

The Old Ways – Directed by Christopher Alender, USA, 2021, 90 MIN, In English and Spanish with English Subtitles, North American Premiere

The Stylist – Directed by Jill Gevargizian, USA, 2020, 104 MIN, Southeast Premiere

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES COMPETITION:

Chuck Connelly Into the Light – Directed by Benjamin Schwartz, USA, 2020, 74 MIN, Florida Premiere

The Dilemma of Desire – Directed by Maria Finitzo, USA, 2020, 108 MIN, Florida Premiere

Holy Frit – Directed by Justin Monroe, USA, 2021, 119 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Jacinta – Directed by Jessica Earnshaw, USA, 2020, 102 MIN, Florida Premiere

The Last Out – Directed by Michael Gassert and Sami Khan, USA, 2020, 84 MIN, In English and Spanish with English subtitles, Florida Theatrical Premiere

Lily Topples the World – Directed by Jeremy Workman, USA, 2021, 90 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Me to Play – Directed by Jim Bernfield, USA, 2021, 72 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Two Gods – Directed by Zeshawn Ali, USA, 2020, 82 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Workhorse Queen – Directed by Angela Washko, USA, 2021, 87 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS COMPETITION:

A Broken House – Directed by Jimmy Goldblum, USA, 2020, 20 MIN, In English and Arabic with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

A Concerto is a Conversation – Directed by Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers, USA, 2021, 13 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

death. everything. nothing. – Directed by LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant, USA, 2020, 6 MIN, Florida Theatrical Premiere

The Fish Don’t Care When It Rains – Directed by Jennifer Msumba, USA, 2020, 5 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Last Stop for Lost Property – Directed by Vincent Cueto, USA, 2020, 13 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Meltdown in Dixie – Directed by Emily Harrold, USA, 2021, 40 MIN, East Coast Premiere

No Man’s Land – Directed by Anna Andersen and Gabriella Canal, USA, 2021, 28 MIN, World Premiere

The Rifleman – Directed by Sierra Pettengill, USA, 2021, 19 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Shots in the Dark with David Godlis – Directed by Lewie Kloster and Noah Kloster, USA, 2020, 7 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Snowy – Directed by Kaitlyn Schwalje and Alexander Lewis, USA, 2021, 13 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Sophie and the Baron – Directed by Alexandria Jackson, USA, 2021, 32 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Takes Four Years to Grow Coffee – Directed by Omar Young, USA, 2021, 10 MIN, In Spanish with English subtitles, World Premiere

This Is the Way We Rise – Directed by Ciara Lacy, USA, 2020, 12 MIN, Florida Premiere

You and the Thing that You Love – Directed by Nicholas Maher, USA, 2021, 12 MIN, World Premiere

When We Were Bullies – Directed by Jay Rosenblatt, USA, 2021, 36 MIN, East Coast Premiere

NARRATIVE SHORTS COMPETITION:

Alone Again (Naturally) – Directed by Diana Mantis, USA, 2021, 17 MIN, World Premiere

ASMR for White Liberals ­– Directed by John Connor Hammond, USA, 2020, 2 MIN

East Coast Premiere

Bind – Directed by Inka K. Rusi, USA/Finland, 2020, 13 MIN, US Premiere

Bruiser – Directed by Miles Warren, USA, 2021, 10 MIN, Southeast Premiere

David – Directed by Zachary Woods, USA, 2020, 12 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Five Minutes – Directed by Christine Khalafian, USA, 2021, 5 MIN, World Premiere

Gabriela – Directed by Natalia Kaniasty, USA, 2020, 10 MIN, In English and Spanish with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Hard Work – Directed by Julie Pacino, USA, 2020, 11 MIN, US Premiere

I Love Your Guts – Directed by David Janove, USA, 2020, 16 MIN, Southeast Premiere

I’m Rapper Girlfriend – Directed by Cody Kostro, USA, 2020, 8 MIN, Florida Premiere

Important Police Shit – Directed by Andrew T. Betzer, USA, 2020, 12 MIN, Southeast Premiere

In France Michelle is a Man’s Name – Directed by Em A. Weinstein, USA, 2020, 13 MIN, Florida Premiere

Joining the Birds – Directed by Carrie Carusone, USA, 2020, 9 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Marie – Directed by Yudi Zhang, USA, 2020, 15 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Must Love Pie – Directed by Patrick Clement, USA, 2021, 13 MIN, Southeast Premiere

The Other Morgan – Directed by Alison Rich, USA, 2020, 14 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Pizza Party – Directed by Tessa Hope Slovis, USA, 2020, 12 MIN

Plaisir – Directed by Molly Gillis, USA, 2021, 19 MIN, In English and French with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Please Hold – Directed by Kristen “KD” Dávila, USA, 2020, 18 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Secret Base – Directed by Lin Qiying, USA/China, 2020, 12 MIN, In Mandarin and Chaoshan with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

Single – Directed by Ashley Eakin, USA, 2020, 15 MIN, Florida Premiere

Sproutland – Directed by Cynthia Wade, USA, 2021, 26 MIN, World Premiere

Swim to Steven – Directed by Amy French, USA, 2020, 15 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Swipe – Directed by Anthony Sneed, USA, 2021, 5 MIN, World Premiere

Taffy – Directed by Jon Bryant Crawford, USA, 2020, 5 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Together – Directed by Brett Cramer, USA, 2021, 6 MIN, World Premiere

Wichita – Directed by Sergine Dumai, USA, 2020, 6 MIN, Florida Premiere

Wiggle Room – Directed by Sam Guest and Julia Baylis, USA, 2021, 14 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Yoruga – Directed by Federico Torrado Tobón, USA/Colombia, 2021, 6 MIN, In English and Spanish with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

You Wouldn’t Understand – Directed by Trish Harnetiaux, USA, 2020, 10 MIN, Southeast Premiere

You’re Family Now – Directed by Ryan Mack, USA, 2021, 20 MIN, World Premiere

ANIMATED SHORTS COMPETITION:
Sponsored by Lure Design, Inc.

0000E8 – Directed by Yana Pan, USA/China, 2020, 4 MIN, Florida Premiere

Apotheke – Directed by Elizabeth Beech and Carla Patullo, USA, 2021, 4 MIN, World Premiere

Bare Bones – Directed by Meryem Lahlou, USA, 2021, 9 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Beyond Noh – Directed by Patrick Smith, USA, 2021, 3 MIN, Florida Premiere

The Blank Page – Directed by Jake Fried, USA, 2020, 1 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Brontosaurus – Directed by Jack Dunphy, USA, 2021, 8 MIN, Southeast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Flesh, Milk, & Cigarettes – Directed by Nick Knezevich, USA, 2021, 4 MIN, World Premiere

Forever – Directed by Mitch McGlocklin, USA, 2020, 7 MIN, Florida Premiere

Ghost Dogs – Directed by Joe Cappa, USA, 2020, 11 MIN, Florida Premiere

KKUM – Directed by Kang-min Kim, USA/South Korea, 2020, 9 MIN, In Korean with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Millennial Prince – Directed by Julie Fliegenspan, USA, 2021, 6 MIN, US Premiere

A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie – Directed by Dylan Chase, USA, 2020, 6 MIN, Florida Premiere

Odd Duck – Directed by Bill Plympton, USA, 2020, 3 MIN, Southeast Premiere

The Shawl – Directed by Sara Kiener, USA, 2020, 7 MIN, Florida Premiere

Trepanation – Directed by Nick Flaherty, USA, 2020, 7 MIN, East Coast Premiere

INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE:

Les Nôtres (Our Own) – Directed by Jeanne Leblanc, Canada, 2020, 103 MIN, In French with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

My Wonderful Wanda – Directed by Bettina Oberli, Switzerland, 2020, 111 MIN, In German with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Riders of Justice – Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, Denmark, 2020, 116 MIN, In Danish with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Summer of 85 – Directed by François Ozon, France/Belgium, 2020, 101 MIN, In French with English subtitles, Florida Theatrical Premiere

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS:

Anita – Directed by Sushma Khadepaun, India/USA, 2020, 18 MIN, In Gujarati with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

Before I Die –Directed by Iker EsteibarlandaSpain, 2020, 14 MINIn English and Swahili with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Dustin – Directed by Naïla Guiguet, France, 2020, 20 MIN, In French with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

Each Other – Directed by Oskar Weimer, Australia, 2020, 5 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Flex – Directed by Josefin Malmen and David Strindberg, Sweden, 2020, 4 MIN, East Coast Premiere

The Game – Directed by Roman Hodel, Switzerland, 2020, 17 MIN, In German with English subtitles, Southeast Premiere

Girl Meets Boy – Directed by Ferdinand Arthuber, Germany, 2020, 31 MIN, In German with English subtitles, North American Premiere

Handbook for a Privileged European Woman – Directed by Alma Buddecke, Germany, 2021, 9 MIN, North American Premiere

Incident at School – Directed by Jacob Thomas Pilgaard, Denmark, 2020, 24 MIN, In Danish with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Last Meal – Directed by Marcus McKenzie and Daniel Principe, Australia, 2020, 18 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Like the Ones that I Used to Know – Directed by Annie St-Pierre, Canada, 2021, 18 MIN, In French with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

Masel Tov Cocktail – Directed by Arkadij Khaet and Mickey Paatzsch, Germany, 2020, 30 MIN, In German and Russian with English subtitles, Florida Theatrical Premiere

Radio Vanille – Directed by Jack Laurance, UK/Madagascar, 2020, 11 MIN, In Malagasy with English subtitles, World Premiere

Seiva Bruta (Under the Heavens) – Directed by Gustavo Milan, Brazil, 2020, 17 MIN, In Portuguese and Spanish with English subtitles

Synthetic Love – Directed by Sarah Heitz De Chabaneix, France, 2020, 24 MIN, In French with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere

Verdict 30001: The Cookies – Directed by Henna Välkky and Samuel Häkkinen, Finland, 2020, 9 MIN, In Finnish with English subtitles, North American Premiere

White Eye – Directed by Tomer Shushan, Israel, 2019, 21 MIN, In Hebrew with English subtitles, Florida Premiere

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED SHORTS:

Any Instant Whatever – Directed by Michelle Brand, UK, 2020, 5 MIN, Florida Premiere

Empty Places – Directed by Geoffroy de Crécy, France, 2020, 9 MIN, Florida Premiere

Just a Guy – Directed by Shoko Hara, Germany, 2020, 15 MIN, East Coast Premiere

The Land of Whim – Directed by Betina Bozek, Poland, 2020, 8 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Love Is Just a Death Away – Directed by Bára Anna Stejskalová, Czech Republic, 2020, 11 MIN, Florida Premiere

Malakout – Directed by Farnoosh Abedi, Iran, 2020, 11 MIN, Florida Premiere

Push This Button If You Begin to Panic – Directed by Gabriel Böhmer, UK/Switzerland, 2020, 13 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Symbiosis ­– Directed by Nadja Andrasev, France/Hungary, 2019, 13 MIN, Florida Premiere

Tiger and Ox – Directed by Seunghee Kim, South Korea, 2020, 8 MIN, In Korean with English subtitles, Florida Premiere

XYU – Directed by Donato Sansone, France, 2019, 2 MIN, Southeast Premiere/2nd US Screening

SUNSPOTS: NEW VISIONS OF THE AVANT-GARDE:

Car Ride (Baker Act Version) – Directed by Dro Watson, USA, 2021, 2 MIN, World Premiere

Exquisite Shorts, Volume 1 – Directed by Ariel Fish, Ben Kutsko, Winnie Cheung, Travis Stevens, Courtney Andujar, Andrew and Elsbeth Mumm, Matt Boman and Tosca Rivola, Hunter Adams, Sarah Lind, Doug Klinger and Machete Bang Bang, Theresa Desautels, Jessica Calleiro, Ben Fee, Emily Andujar and Manuel Taylor-Alcocer, Bossi Dean Baker, June Zandona, Hillary Andujar, Niles Howard and Kayli Stollak, Kevin Kearney and Mary Florence Brown, USA, 2021, 13 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

The Flaw in the Crystal – Directed by Ryan Betschart, USA, 2021, 3 MIN, World Premiere

In the Air Tonight – Directed by Andrew Norman Wilson, USA, 2020, 11 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Lucid Dreams – Directed by Halina Kliem, Germany/USA, 2020, 7 MIN, World Premiere

Morning Sickness in the USA – Directed by Cristine Brache, USA, 2021, 3 MIN, In Spanish with English subtitles, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Mountain Lodge – Directed by Jordan Wong, USA, 2020, 8 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Something to Treasure – Directed by Annapurna Kumar, Canada, 2019, 2 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Ventana – Directed by Edgar Jorge Baralt, USA, 2021, 11 MIN, In English and Spanish with English subtitles, North American Premiere

Wild Grass – Directed by Shan Wu, US/Taiwan, 2021, 19 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

William Jefferson Wilderness – Directed by Ben Young, UK/USA, 2020, 7 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

MIDNIGHT MOVIES:

Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over –Directed by Beth B, USA, 2019, 75 MIN, Florida Premiere
Prisoners of the Ghostland – Directed by Sion Sono, USA, 2021, 100 MIN, East Coast Premiere
Tik-Tak – Directed by Michael Fleming, UK, 2020, 12 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

MIDNIGHT SHORTS:

Adventures of Very Sad Willy – Directed by Claire Leona Apps, USA, 2021, 1 MIN, World Premiere

Death Hacks: The 9 Circles of Hell—#9 Will Shock You – Directed by Aaron Augenblick, USA, 2020, 3 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Don’t Touch Your Face – Directed by Leah Shore, USA, 2020, 1 MIN, Florida Premiere/2nd US Screening

Everything You Need to Know About Pierogi – Directed by Jonathan Phillips, USA, 2019, 3 MIN, Florida Premiere

Heat – Directed by Thessa Meijer, Netherlands, 2019, 3 MIN, In Dutch with English subtitles, Florida Premiere

Jimi – Directed by Joren Cull, Canada, 2020, 3 MIN, Florida Theatrical Premiere

Little Miss Fate – Directed by Joder von Rotz, Switzerland, 2020, 8 MIN, Southeast Premiere

Lucky Feet 2000 – Directed by Mary Dauterman, USA, 2021, 4 MIN, World Premiere

The Popping – Directed by Shelby Pogue, USA, 2020, 2 MIN

Progressive Touch – Directed by Michael Portnoy, Netherlands, 2020, 12 MIN, Southeast Premiere/2nd US Screening

Run That Shit! – Directed by Tristan Kim, USA, 2021, 15 MIN, East Coast Premiere

Sharkbaby – Directed by Steven Shea, USA, 2021, 2 MIN, World Premiere

Stuck – Directed by David Mikalson, USA, 2020, 14 MIN, East Coast Premiere

The Thing That Ate the Birds – Directed by Sophie Mair and Dan Gitsham UK, 2021, 12 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US Screening

With Pleasure – Directed by Maxwell Nalevansky and Carl Fry, USA, 2020, 8 MIN, World Premiere

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:

               FOOD FILMS:

                Sponsored by Killgore, Pearlman, Semanie, Denius & Squires, P.A.,

The Truffle Hunters – Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, USA/Italy/Greece, 2020, 84 MIN, In Italian and Piedmontese with English subtitles

Personal Story of Chef Tawatchai – Directed by Chanarong Buapim, USA/Thailand, 2020, 8 MIN, US Premiere

                MUSIC FILMS:

No Ordinary Man – Directed by Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt, Canada, 2020, 80 MIN, Florida Theatrical Premiere

Jesse Jams – Directed by Trevor Anderson, Canada, 2020, 16 MIN, Florida Premiere

Tiny Tim: King for a Day –Directed by Johan von Sydow, Croatia/Norway/Sweden/USA, 2020, 78 MINS, Southeast Premiere

FLORIDA FILMS:

Sponsored by Orlando Film Commission

Cultivating the Wild – Directed by Eric Breitenbach, USA, 2020, 57 MIN
Florida Woman – Directed by Catie Skipp, USA, 2020, 20 MIN, World Premiere
Icon ­– Directed by Tony Ahedo, USA, 2021, 110 MIN, East Coast Premiere/2nd US
Screening

SUNSHINE & SWAMPLAND: NEW FLORIDA SHORTS:


Hapi Berdey Yusimi in Yur Dey – Directed by Ana A. Alpizar, USA, 2020, 13 MIN, In Spanish with English subtitles

Melted – Directed by Nikki Chapman, USA, 2020, 2 MIN, Florida Theatrical Premiere

Short Shorts – Directed by Karina Dandashi, USA, 2020, 11 MIN, Florida Premiere

Searching for Ana Veldford – Directed by Ronald Baez, USA, 2021, 6 MIN, In Spanish with English subtitles, World Premiere

Sitting Still – Directed by Frank Volk, USA, 2021, 4 MIN, World Premiere

Through the Cymbals I Will Watch – Directed by Karlo Corona and Lorène Yavo, USA/Belgium, 2021, 7 MIN, East Coast Premiere

uTransfer – Directed by Giorgio Miraflor, USA, 2020, 10 MIN

The Wild Divide – Directed by Eric Bendick and Danny Schmidt, USA, 2021, 18 MIN

Wound Riders – Directed by Angel Barroeta, USA, 2020, 13 MIN

SPECIAL GUESTS:

An Evening with Karen Allen, featuring Starman
Sunday, April 11, 7:30-10:45PMFollowing the film screening, Karen Allen will appear for a live Zoom Q&A.

An Evening with Isabella Rossellini, featuring Blue Velvet
Sunday, April 18, 7:30-10:45PM
Following the film screening, Isabella Rossellini will appear for a live Zoom Q&A.

EVENTS:

Opening Night Party and Film at Enzian

Friday, April 9

Enzian & Eden Bar

1300 South Orlando Avenue

Maitland, FL 32751

5:15PM: Theater doors open for “Film + Party” ticketholders

5:45PM: Welcome and introductions inside theater, followed by opening night short documentary and Because of Charley

6PM: Party begins outside for “Party Only” ticket holders

8PM: Party ends for “Party Only” ticket holders

8:30-10:30PM: Party for “Film + Party” ticketholders

9PM: Theater doors open for “Film Only” encore screening ticketholders

9:30PM: Encore screening of opening night short documentary and Because of Charley

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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