An exploration of the universality of growing up through the eyes of those who have experienced it first hand. Captured entirely from above and featuring over 75 unique individuals, this short meditative documentary explores the complexity, subtlety, and beauty of growing up.
Planting Community by Still Life Projects
In one of Washington, DC's food deserts, Josh Singer finds an abandoned piece of property and fights to bring the neighborhood a community garden.
THE NOBODIES by Greg Bratman & Dusty Brown
Short film “The Nobodies”, by Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman, deals with two main characters trying to make it as budding musicians while being unemployed or recently laid off from a job as a mailman respectively. The question of what it takes to find the courage to follow your dream is the ongoing theme of a narrative the directors describe as ‘the story of two “nobodies” who struggle to figure out what it means to be “somebody”‘.
Building Community by University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
The Village Building Convergence, part of City Repair in Portland, Oregon, helps build stronger communities by bringing neighborhoods together to work on projects such as the painting of intersections. They are a totally volunteer run organization. This is a look at one of those intersections and the community of people who live near there.
The Beast Inside by Drew Christie & Amy Enser
Told through the power of spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations and a muted warm color palette, a teen in a homeless family describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self. This film was created as part of the Seattle University Film & Family Homelessness initiative.
Cólera by Aritz Moreno
in a single six minute take, Aritz Moreno is able to really capture an essence of fear and panic, ultimately revealing the dark side of human nature as an angry mob attempts to remove an outside threat from its village.
34x25x36 by Jesse Epstein
In probing societies perverse obsession with physical perfection, acclaimed director Jesse Epstein takes her camera into a mannequin factory to uncover the making of the “perfect woman”.
THE REINVENTION OF NORMAL
"Go straight off the wall" said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas....Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.