The OFFICIALLY SELECTED FILMS of 2016

SING ABOUT IT

Director: Alyssa Carter

A 'Musical Mockumentary' following Frankie who lives in a town where everyone sings... except for him.

(USA)

I'M A LITTLE MAN IN A LITLE WORLD

Director: Michael Taylor

There is another side to good health, and that's good mental health. Take little man for example, when he works up a head of steam he tries to repurpose it in a positive way. Overwhelmed by losing at his favourite games, this is a strange story of a little man who must try to escape his wretched little world.

(UK)

LOSING FACE

Director: Doug Poger

I was a Parole Officer for over 20 years. I never thought I'd let a Parolee get their hooks into me.

(USA)

THE CREEPS

Director: Evan Sweet

First dates can be scary.

(USA)

GEORGE O. DUNCAN

Director: Jeremy Berkowitz

George O. Duncan is the only child of the wealthiest family on a parallel world called The Aven. After learning his testicles are going to burst he has only one night to impregnate a girl and continue on his family lineage. Meanwhile back on Earth, a naive boy named David tries to lose his virginity before the world ends.

(USA)

PREFLEXIA

Director: Shawn Leister-Frazier

Jake is offered and abuses a mental enhancing drug, 'PreFlexia' by his best friend Dillon. The side-effects cause Jake to reflect on everything.... literally.

(USA)

UPSTAIRS

Director: Joseph Spadaro

Joe, Matt, Sarah and Francine are four guys in their twenties. They all live in Brighton, a wonderful sea-side town looking the ocean, where they attend the local university. Each of them has his own peculiar personality, as witnessed by their different choices for what concerns their studies, and through their education and backgrounds, that will become apparent little by little as the story progresses.

(ITALY)

TRUTHFUL INNARDS

Director: Margaret Polzine

An experimental animation approaching the idea of the layers a body builds when it has been harmed.

(USA)

BLATHERING

Director: Michael Beeler

Once upon a time there was this old guy who decided to try something new. So he got a camera, went home, locked the doors, and enticed his inner child to come out and play.

(USA)

HOT CHOCOLATE

Director: Greg Smith

A Love Story of two people whose dark passions are exposed in the light of day.

(NEW ZEALAND)

UMISYU

Director: Takaki Nakadai

The bar looks like something different in the City of Tokyo. I felt as if I was called to the scent of the place. I saw only Umesyu and the location on its menu... Is this a bar that only serves plum wine from thru-out Japan?... No - the drink served to me was too beautiful to be just only that...' It drew me back to my beginning... to the sea...

(JAPAN)

SUNEATERS - HEY BROS!

Director: Chris Garibaldi

A comedic music video from Suneaters' third album, 'Suneaters II: Loving Relationship'. 'Hey Bros!' is a bromance with a health does of Satanic curiosity. It depicts what happens when the World's Friendliest Satanist decides to take his commitment to the Dark Lord to the next level.

(USA)

METCALF SOUTH MEMORIES

Director: Chris Garibaldi

It was the greatest shopping mall ever built...but the good times couldn't last forever. A mockumentary about the rise and fall of the Metcalf South Shopping Mall in Overland Park, KS.

(USA)

TRACEROUTE

Director: Johannes Grenzfurthner

Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism.

(AUSTRIA)

SOMEBODY'S DARLING

Director: Sharad Patel

Unnatural secrets surface as the president of a mysterious fraternity obsesses over a coed in this retro-styled, psychological, horror drama touching upon current issues of date rape culture and privilege.

(USA)

PROJECT GENESIS

Director: Shawn Leister-Frazier

Max, a computer programmer, creates an algorithm so powerful that it crashes reality as we know it. Will he be able to destroy his own creation to free himself?

(USA)

THE MONEY STORE

Director: John Wildman

A man discovers that the transaction is not a simple one when buying money at THE MONEY STORE.

(USA)

CHOMP

Director: Lynne Hansen

Millie is determined to prove to the world that she's captured the first real zombie - even it he's not one.

(USA)

BEYOND THE GRAVE

(PORTO DOS MORTOS)

Director: Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro

In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are tranformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a posessed seriel killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

(BRAZIL)

TABLE TALK

Director: Lucia Cammarata

A look into the character and motivation of a veteran street vendor.

(USA)