2017 Trailers


Star Child

Borrowed Time

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Cuerdas (Strings) Pedro Solis Garcia
Maria’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon they become close friends.
Star Child (Tommy Demos)
“Star Child” tells the story of a mother who struggles to remember what happened to her missing son, a young boy who disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
Borrowed Time (Lou Hamou-Lhadj and Andrew Coats)
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.



Manifest Destiny

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Fils (Cyrus Neshvad)
Guilt won’t let you go
Since Antoine, a travelling doctor, no longer takes the time to come and see her, Renée is convinced that she had been a bad mother.
Manifest Destiny (Dale Metz)
Thrust into a situation where she has no control, Destiny becomes the Manifest.

Forgive Me Father


12 Kilometers

Forgive Me Father (Mark Datuin)
Mathieu and Élise are ex-lovers that are forced to reunite at a family breakfast where a war of words and revelations threaten an otherwise peaceful household.
Resolution (TL Westgate)
Old anxieties surface on New Year’s Eve.
12 Kilometers (Mike Pecci)
This is the frightening story of a Russian drill team that digs the deepest hole known to man, while unknowingly releasing a creature that feeds on their fears and consumes them from the inside out.


Good Morning

The Idea Thief

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Postcards (Ines Pintor & Pablo Santidiran)
Ainhoa and Yon meet in a deserted beach and a summer love will grew between them. A summer love they do not want to forget once autumn comes and they return home by their own. To keep the memories of their story alive, Ainhoa and Yon decide to send each other a postcard for a whole year.
Good Morning (Brian McKinley)
A woman wakes up in a younger man’s apartment, and their intimate conversation over coffee and cigarettes exposes the imperfections in each of their lives.
The Idea Thief (Dani P. Alva)
A burglar has some special googles that allows him to see other’s people ideas floating in their heads and take them for his own selfish benefit. His misdeeds will end when he encounters a very special kid with a powerful and mysterious idea.

Groaning from the Soul

Mismatch and Lighter


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Groaning from the Soul (Steven Schoen)
This short documentary film shows and tells about a trip to the Holocaust death camp of Treblinka in Poland. Carolyn Ellis, one of the producers, visited the camp with Jerry Rawicki, a survivor of the Holocaust, whose mother and sister were gassed and killed there.
Mismatch and Lighter (Mark Datuin)
This film is about a quirky therapist who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker to all her unsuspecting clients.
Cavities (Michael Chan)
The year is 2002. After his abusive father punches him and cracks part of his tooth, WINSTON “WINCE” CHENG finds himself in LA without any parents or any money. His mother has left him in a desperate attempt to keep the family together. In order to make ends meet, Wince delves into the fast cash world of software piracy. Without any supervision, Wince spends his excess cash on living the high life of booze, shoes, and gadgets. His future plans: nothing. College is for chumps. This is how you make a living.

The Stairs

20 Meters of Love in Montmartre

Shadows in the Dark

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The Stairs (Haykim Reagan)
A ten-year-old boy hides at the top of the stairs and listens to his father tell the story about almost being gassed to death during the Holocaust. Thirty years later, after his father’s death, he listens to his dad tell the story on a cassette recorder and wishes they had discussed it face-to face.
20 Meters of Love in Montmartre (Pierre Gaffie)
20 Meters of Love in Montmartre is a fiction set in Paris. How 4 women, unknown to each other, find themselves a secret connection between them: through their hearts and through their arts.
Shadows in the Dark (TL Westgate)
What happens when a small town theater troupe decides to make their own film? This “Airplane”-esque comedy of errors is the hilarious answer to that question.


The 13th Hour

After Sandy

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Paralysis (R. Shanea Williams)
Jessica is a thirty-something photographer suffering from severe sleep disorders; primarily sleep paralysis. This disorder has haunted her most of her life and has lead to mental instability.
The 13th Hour (Christina Carmona)
When the world is stricken with a deadly pandemic two doctors believe they’re on the brink of finding a cure. The only problem is, they’re running out of time.
After Sandy (Joe Minnella)
Filmmaker Joe Minnella spent two years documenting the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in and around the New Jersey Shore area. After Sandy is the story of the towns he visited, the residents he met, and the everyday struggle to rebuild after a natural disaster.

Talking to Myself

The Telegram Man

Still Closed

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Talking to Myself (Scot Mena)
Ryan Zuckerman is awaken by a voice. He realizes it’s coming from a picture of himself when he was 6 years old. Ryan doesn’t know if he is going crazy or not. But as he talks to his younger self, Ryan comes to grip with his fears that are holding him back in life. With the help of his younger self, he’s able to face his challenges.
The Telegram Man (James Francis Khehtie)
A BAFTA Los Angeles® winner and Australian Academy Awards® nominee, THE TELEGRAM MAN, starring Australian and international screen legends Jack Thompson, Gary Sweet and Sigrid Thornton, explores the impact of World War II on a close-knit Australian farming community.
Still Closed (Mark Datuin)
When tragedy strikes in a sleepy coastal town, a young family must adapt to the responsibilities and heartbreak caused by an unconventional love triangle.

The Call From the Sea

Chateau Sauvignon: terroir


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The Call from the Sea (Taylor McNulty)
The Bajau are a sea nomadic group who have lived on the ocean for centuries. The film addresses the future of our oceans and what we are leaving behind. It is a personal and poetic story about life as a Bajau and how our actions affect their world, ten thousand miles away.
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir (David Maire)
Chateau Sauvignon: terroir’ follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.

SEED: The Untold Story (Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel)
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel.



Frankenstein’s Light

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Undertaking (Kevin James O’Neill)
Roy collects road kill, and like the vultures that prey on the weak … the townspeople prey on him.
Shoelaces (William Bajalia)
An introverted boy attempts to tie his shoes, as he privately watches his young, divorced parents having a vicious argument
Frankenstein’s Light (Saad Nawab)
When a distraught girl discovers Frankenstein’s Monster has escaped from the movies, she has to save him or risk losing her grandfather.

Nathan East – For the Record

Nathan East: For the Record (Chris Gero)
From the Emmy Winning, Grammy nominated director Chris Gero, a documentary film about the talented Nathan East.
For The Record chronicles Nathan’s three decade plus career from when he hit the road age 16 with Barry White, his session and touring work across musical genres and membership in the legendary jazz quartet Fourplay. The film features interviews with many of the musicians he’s worked with including Clapton, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, Quincy Jones, Vince Gill, Herbie Hancock, and more.

The following Selections do not have a Trailer available:

Wave of the Winter (Graham Nash)
Be sure to see this fantastic surf film which is a FREE screening on Friday January 13th at 6:00 pm. We will be fundraising for the Tommy Tant Memorial, so donations will be accepted. Don’t miss it!
Umbrellas Kill (Christopher Brian Roach)
A short film about one man’s fight to ban oversized umbrellas from crowded city sidewalks.
“Everybody Loses Someone” (Vern Shank)
A new music video produced by our own Vern Shank and shot in Flagler Beach. Gary DeCarlo has released a new album recently and you can see this music video at the Flagler Film Festival. Gary DeCarlo and Steam are well known for the song “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” which reached number one in the United States in December 1969.

Manuel (Roger Grau & Maria Martin)
An old couple eats quietly until someone knocks the door.
Death and Life (Gregory Alosio)
Journey into the rarely seen world of organ transplants and join a family that clings to hope as their father hangs on the edge of death, waiting to know if he will receive the liver transplant he needs to survive; knowing that someone else must die for him to live.
La Vie (Javo Munoz)

Unspoken (Todd Sandler)
A grieving couple, facing an empty nursery for the third time, struggles to reconnect in order to build a family.
Baits and Hooks (Luka Popadic) From Serbia.
Two fishing buddies, Big brother and some fish stew. BAITS AND HOOKS is a black comedy inspired by the style oft he Czech New Wave about how two workers of an old factory face the transition from socialism to capitalism. A short and sweet film about friendship and cooking but also about a generation of workers who have to deal with the changed system.
Mr. G (Eric Monteagudol & Orio Penalver)
Mr.G is a fearsome bandit involved in banks robbing. This time, the Sheriff of Dolorosa will not let him off so easily…

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Valerie and Veronica (Mary Rooney)
Valerie and Veronica are best friends, but Veronica has one monstrous problem that when revealed will test the strength of their friendship.
Le Risque Zero (Philippe Lacoeuille)
Award winnng comedy from France. A baby is communicating with his parents from inside his mother’s belly and starts to negotiate his forthcoming birth. Naturally, the baby decides to hire a notorious lawyer…
Parivara. The Documentary. (Alex Lora and Alex Kruz)
Based on the true life stories of the children at the Goldungha Orphanage for the Blind in Nepal, Parivara is a positive and hopeful story following young Kopila through a fateful day in her life after the 2015 earthquake. It is a universal story demonstrating the beauty and resilience of the human spirit.

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What the Doctor Ordered (Audrey Noone)
Sandra uses food to express her emotions, for better or for worse. Will her husband become a victim to food, or will he drown in deliciousness?
I Hear the Future (Chris Esper)
From the song by Aaron K. Wilson, “I Hear the Future” is about doing what you love in life and creating your own future.
Notorious Corn (Mallory Grolleau)
It’s the story of a small grain of corn that dreamed about glory.
He’s going to succeed … Unfortunately …

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Islands Without Cars visits Sweden Finless (Gabriel Souza)
Skimboarding has been around since the 1960’s. The sport is growing drastically and developing intricacy that has yet to be highly recognized.
A Love by Your Side (Paul Spencer Alexander)
A short film musical written & performed by PS Alexander that examines a seldom talked about but truly cryptic aspect of our society; isolation and living without someone to love.

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Last Days (Arturo Leon)
RAMÓN is a veteran tailor that has been elaborating gentlemen’s clothing for decades, but in recent years his tailor shop has become anachronistic and his profits scarcer. GERMÁN, the son of his longtime landlord and friend arrives one day, telling him that he is now in charge of the rent and that his contract won’t be renewed. Ramón now has a month to find solutions to his financial problems before Germán returns and throws him to the street. While young people don’t seem to appreciate Ramon’s craft, his long standing clients are dying one after the other. But it is among a young crowd that a solution to Ramon’s problems presents itself, although in a twisted and trendy way.
Dead Sharks (Nic Barker)
A relationship is like a shark. It has to move forward or it dies.
Invisible Point (Tanin Torabi)
Dance is prohibited in Iran. While it is told to be a sin, still there are many dancers dancing with passion and have not been seen, they bear the restrictions and still are dancing.

Struggle & Hope (Kari Barber)
Among the wealth of untold stories in American history is the rise and slow disappearance of all-black towns that sprung up in the American West following the end of the Civil War. Founded in an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-black state, most of these towns have now been swallowed up by nearby counties and cities, or are clinging desperately for their survival. Struggle & Hope mines the stories of the last-remaining residents of these towns, while charting their heroic efforts to ensure their town retains its independence, character, and even hopes for a better future.