2013 Summit Schedule
|Thursday, December 5th at 7:30pm|
|A SHORT FILM ON FREEDOM
Written and Directed by Matt Willis-Jones
The rebel becomes the leader and the old taboos become the new values. Carl reports a colleague to management with disastrous results. More info.
Directed by Florence Buchanan
Teenagers who were little kids on 9/11 return to their elementary school, just three blocks north of the World Trade Center. Ten years later, what do they remember? What are their attitudes? Not a 9/11 documentary, but a glimpse of urban teens – thoughtful, tolerant, hopeful and wise – with a lot to teach us. More info and trailer.
|MY SISTER’S QUINCEANERA
Written & Directed by Aaron Douglas Johnston
Big brother Silas dreams of leaving his hometown and starting a new life for himself while his family prepares for his sister’s fifteenth birthday. More info.
|Friday, December 6th at 7pm|
Written & Directed by Nicki Manchisi
The story of a young girl named Louise and an injured veteran in the summer of 1961. After WWI, Woo Woo, can only mutter the words, “woo woo,” and the neighborhood children play games that mock his condition. Louise asks her older sister Eileen about Woo Woo’s past. After Eileen fabricates a story about what happened to Woo Woo, Louise finds herself terrified of the injured veteran. However, when Louise confronts her fears she discovers they are not so different after all. More info.
|BISHTAR AZ DO SAAT – MORE THAN TWO HOURS
Directed by Ali Asgari
A young woman desperately seeks medical attention with her boyfriend at 3am in an Iranian hospital. Trailer.
Directed by Julie Mallozzi
The story of a beautiful woman whose resilient spirit survives her body’s transformation by cancer, heart failure, and a dramatic loss of skin pigment. Meditatively flowing between surface and interior, the film follows Lalita as she migrates from Bombay to Paris to Montréal, and becomes completely white along the way. Lalita learns to let go of her body as the sign of her ethnicity and femininity – and ultimately realizes that her body is just a temporary vessel for her spirit. More info and trailer.
|Friday, December 6th at 9:30pm|
Written & Directed by Galia Malatesta
Helen, 45, is diagnosed with cancer. Hopeless, she goes to the desert to end her life. Moments before she jump off a cliff she meets a mysterious man, Raphael, 55, a leader of a cult living there. Raphael takes her to an emotional and spiritual journey across the desert and there she is forced to deal with her life and her disease.
Directed by Clarice Saliby
In the remote municipality of Casimiro de Abreu, Rio de Janeiro, 10,000 people remain in silence while observing the sky in hopes of seeing a flying saucer. Edilson Barbosa, a man who believes he is a messenger from Jupiter had announced the ET mission a few months before. The claims were given international attention and resulted in immediate press coverage of the entire event– from military presence to the town’s preparation for the gathering. The arrival of thousands of people from all over Brazil and the world transformed the unlikely town into a UFO Woodstock. More info and trailer.
|CECILE AND CECILIE
Directed by Cecile Grace Janvier & Cecilie Debell
The tale of two girls looking for a room to rent in New York City – a juxtaposition of faces, stories, lives, windows and front doors. We see people and the way they orchestrate their lives.
|Saturday, December 7th at 3:30pm|
Directed by Clark Matthews
A steamy experimental short exploring perception, sexuality, disability and gender on the streets and sheets of New York City. More info.
Directed by Chantal Massuh
Lane, the office loser, gets fired one day and befriends her explicit co-worker Sam. Sam takes Lane on as her wing man and they hit the town for the night of a lifetime.
Written & Directed by Frederick Pelletier
A cargo ship is stuck on the Canadian Saint Lawrence River for repairs. Traoré, an Ivory Coast mechanic is unjustly accused of causing the damage. Far away from home and family, Traoré tries to offer friendship to Fanny who takes him in, while he struggles to fight for justice. Trailer.
|Saturday, December 7th at 6:30pm|
Directed by Rashid Suleimenov
The history of a little boy who at an early age fell a victim of adult concepts as religious intolerance, hostility and oppression.
Directed by Aaron J. Wiederspahn
Raised by a single mother in a rural New Hampshire town, 18-year-old Dawn Cowley sets out to find the father she has never known and discovers the devastating secret that had torn her family apart. More info.
|Saturday, December 7th at 9:30pm|
|RATS ON COCAINE IN FINGER
Written & Directed by Dean Packis
Rats on Cocaine is a series of cartoons about two drug addled lab rodents named Cage & Alice. In this episode, Alice finds love in the hand of another, while Cage leads a revolution. More info.
Written & Directed by Fannar Thor Arnarsson
Adam is not exactly a normal teenager. He has cannibalistic desires and they are only getting stronger. There is only one solution. Adam has to stop cold turkey. Trailer.
Written & Directed by Don Thacker
Ian Folivor, a depressed and reclusive 30-something, finds himself taking advice from a growth in his bathroom after a failed suicide attempt. More info and trailer.