Cathryne Czubek (USA and Uganda), 2021This documentary follows two men from opposite sides of the world who come together over a shared love for Chuck Norris
THE EXAMdir. Shawkat Amin Korki (Germany, Iraq and Qatar), 2021Rojin, a heartbroken young woman who is suffering from depression after the disappearance of her fiance, is preparing for her university entrance exam. If she succeeds, however, she might lead a more emancipated life.
THE FALCONERdir. Seanne Winslow and Adam Sjoberg (USA and Oman), 2021The friendship of two teenage boys from very different worlds is put to the test by a daring plan to steal animals from the zoo and sell them on the black market.
DEVIL PUT THE COAL IN THE GROUNDdir. Peter Hutchison and Lucas Sabean (USA), 2021A cautionary tale of unfettered corporate power, and an elegy to a vanishing Appalachi told through the personal stories of native West Virginians.
KILI BIGdir. Ida Joglar (USA), 2021A group of plus-sized women from around the world attempt to climb the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet, Mount Kilimanjaro.
MISSION: JOY – FINDING HAPPINESS IN TROUBLED TIMESdir. Louie Psihoyos (USA), 2021Deeply moving and la and Archbishop Desmond Tutu share science-backed wisdom of how to live with joy in troubled times.
NO STRAIGHT LINES: THE RISE OF QUEER COMICSdir. Vivian Kleiman (USA), 2021The road for queer comics from the acceptance was fraught with challenges.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN UGANDAdir. Against all odds, the two unlikely friends have catapulted Wakaliwood to worldwide stardom with their own gonzo action movies bringing joy to millions of people across the internet.
No Straight Lines chronicles the journeys of five scrappy LGBTQ artists from their early DIY work to the international stage, and offers a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis to the search for love and a good haircut
THE AUTOMATdir. Lisa Hurwitz (USA), 2021Once upon a nickel, before fast food, one American restaurant empire was unstoppable. Experience the untold story of “The Automat,” a documentary film directed by Lisa Hurwitz and starring Mel Brooks.
TIGRE GENTEdir. Elizabeth Unger (USA), 2021A Bolivian park ranger and a young Hong Kongese journalist risk their lives to go undercover and investigate a new, deadly jaguar trade that’s sweeping South America. Along the way, they grapple with questions of empathy, responsibility, and bridging a cultural gap to prevent the jaguar trade from spiraling out of control.
ME AGAINST THE WORLDUS Premieredir. Kali Bailey (USA), 2021Whipsmart Mala meets NBA hopeful Doug and an unlikely friendship is born. Banding together at an almost Ivy League, decidedly Southern university, is romance in the air?
UNDERCURRENTdir. Abbey Sowick and Robert Perez (USA), 2021A self assertive girl attempts to overcome her insecurities and find connection on a clunky first date with a nervous boy amidst a global pandemic.
KIDDOdir. Paul Taylor (USA), 2022An expectant couple’s parenting skills are put to the test when a hungry stranger shows up on their doorstep.
ALWAYS TOGETHERWorld Premieredir. Steven Wesley Miller (USA), 2022A widow hires a family rental service to help navigate through her troubled past.
TODAY’S THE DAYdir. Santi Garcia (Spain), 2021Two young, unemployed actors prepare for a career- changing audition. Their opposite personalities clash when they find out they are both auditioning for the same part.
NOTESdir. Jimmy Olsson (Sweden), 2021When Philip moves into a corporate apartment for a project, his only company is his piano keyboard. Missing his girlfriend back home, he continues composing a song for her, but when he can’t get a part right, a better variation plays through the wall from his neighbor.