A surprising tale involves crabs, pineapple, flotsam, and a discarded item transformed.
Writer/Director: Adam Marko-Nord
A flying hippo seeks a pond. A little koala wants to hop like the kangaroos, and a raucous mob of elephants throw a party. These and other wild times in the animal kingdom bounce to the jazz of Swedish quintet Oddjob.
Writer/Director: Peter Stanley-Ward, Writer: Natalie Conway
Helped by flying mechanical creatures she’s made, a young inventor joins forces with a pint-sized superhero to defeat the town bullies.
THE LITTLE BIRD AND THE CATERPILLAR
Writer/Director: Lena von Döhren
High up in a maple tree a little bird cherishes and nurtures the green leaves of its home. Then a hungry caterpillar sets its sights on the appetizing leaves.
Writer/Director: Erica Liu
Inspired by a true story: a whale cast out by his own kind searches for a friend who shares his unique song.
Stuck in her dad’s boring lunch meeting, little Ella discovers the curious case of all the mustaches.
Director: Nathan Truesdell
Cleveland attempts to overcome its nickname, “The Mistake by the Lake,” by launching a bunch of balloons.
Director: Corinne Botz
Actors are used to train student doctors, offering a look at empathy in medicine. Neurologist Alice Flaherty plays both doctor and patient.
Writer/Director: Zoe Garcia
Explore everyday life in the Havana park where the first Wi-Fi system allowing Cubans to access the Internet was installed.
Writer/Directors: Mario Furloni and Kate McLean
A bio-hacker seeks to cure himself of digestive issues by swapping his microbiome with a donor’s using a controversial technique.
RAJ AND THE REBELLION
Writer/Director: Nathan Reich
A filmmaker sets out to understand the world of live-action role play through the eyes of a teenage boy and discovers things are more complicated than expected.
TEN METER TOWER
Directors: Maximilien Van Aertryck, Axel Danielson
Individuals must choose whether to jump or climb down a 33-foot diving tower in this entertaining study of people in a vulnerable position.
Director: Garrett Bradley
With her fiancé in jail, single mother Alone Watts decides whether to go through with theirwedding.
EYES OF EXODUS
Director: Alexandra Liveris
The most isolated Greek island is transformed from a sleepy tourist destination to an outpostfor Syrian refugees.
THE MAN IS THE MUSIC
Director: Maris Curran
Director Maris Curran (Five Nights in Maine, NFF 2016) creates a beautiful portrait of the life and creative world of Atlanta-based artist and musician Lonnie Holley.
THE MARGARET LAMBERT STORY
Director: Nina Horowitz
A Jewish athlete is barred from competition during Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games, despite beingthe best high-jumper in Germany and arguably the world.
WAITING FOR HASSANA
Director: Ifunanya Maduka
In 2014, 276 teenage girls gathered for exams in Chibok, Nigeria—by dawn, nearly all had disappeared, and their school had burned to the ground. Jessica, an escapee, shares her haunting account of a friendship violently interrupted by Boko Haram.