HIGHLIGHTS – OCTOBER 2021 DOCUMENTARY Feature Film Festival

MENDING WALLS, 57min., USA, Documentary – Audience FEEDBACK from the October 2021 Film Festival. WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video: Artist Hamilton Glass challenges 30 artists from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate on 16 murals in Richmond, VA about race, status and experiences. In real-time footage and testimonial, the film shows how… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS – OCTOBER 2021 DOCUMENTARY Feature Film Festival

FEATURE FILM TRAILER; Rigged, 74min. Documentary

RIGGED, 74min., USA Directed by Tracy MacDonald The recent U.S. college admissions scandal is not merely an aberration in an otherwise virtuous system. It lays bare a US higher education culture in which wealth and influence remain the predominant values. RIGGED examines how this obsolete value system favoring wealth in our higher education system grows… Continue reading FEATURE FILM TRAILER; Rigged, 74min. Documentary

HIGHLIGHTS – DOCUMENTARY 2021 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Showcase of the best SHORT FILMS in the world today. AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Film: FRONTLINE KITCHEN Best Short Form Short Film: POWWOW Best Cinematography: NATION IN TRANSITION Best Sound & Music: A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME Best Direction: A SECOND CHANCE Theme of night: Life Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: FRONTLINE KITCHEN, 15min., Canada,… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS – DOCUMENTARY 2021 DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Director Biography – Andrew Cromey, Jeff Gross (FRONTLINE KITCHEN)

Andrew Cromey is a Toronto based commercial and documentary editor. He graduated from York University’s Film Program in 2006 and has developed his post production skills over the past 15 years. He has worked in multiple roles as Director, Picture Editor, Assistant Editor, Motion Graphics Artist and Colorist. Director Statement During the COVID-19 lockdowns, we,… Continue reading Director Biography – Andrew Cromey, Jeff Gross (FRONTLINE KITCHEN)

Short Film: FRONTLINE KITCHEN, 15min., Canada, Documentary

Frontline Kitchen is a short documentary about local restauranteurs that stepped up during the COVID-19 lockdown to help those in need during a national emergency. Together they use their combined kitchens, staff and facilities to help feed frontline workers and highest risk communities.

Director Biography – Christopher Aumen (A SECOND CHANCE)

A well-regarded and in demand video and film production company, Christopher Aumen is as comfortable in a Director’s chair as he is behind the lens. He brings an artistic eye and sensibility to capture the story needing to be told. Also, a drone expert, he is fearless and puts himself and his team into any… Continue reading Director Biography – Christopher Aumen (A SECOND CHANCE)

Short Film: A SECOND CHANCE, 10min., USA, Documentary

In the snap of moment, pausing while climbing up an 80-foot rock wall, a young mother decides to transform her life into the journey she knows she needs. Choice and commitment to live only with purpose and passion rules her decisions. Her husband, her kids, friends, family, and profession, all get re-imagined to be understood.… Continue reading Short Film: A SECOND CHANCE, 10min., USA, Documentary

Short Film: POWWOW, 4min., USA, Documentary

“POWWOW” documents a central event in Native American cultural that allows tribes to gather and reclaim indigenous rites and expresses the sacred and spiritual. The film is a message of strength and inspiration to promote the importance of indigenous people and cultures around the world who’s existence, identity and land rights are at threat.

Director Biography – Lina Lyte Plioplyte (A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME)

Lina Plioplyte is an Emmy, Silver Lion and Clio-winning director and cinematographer. As a filmmaker, her work bridges documentaries, commercials, music videos and short films that have aired on MTV, PBS, VICELAND, Pitchfork, A&E and screened at various film festivals, including Hot Docs, MIFF and IDFA. Plioplyte’s feature-length directorial debut Advanced Style is currently streaming… Continue reading Director Biography – Lina Lyte Plioplyte (A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME)

Short Film: A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME, 10min., USA, Documentary

The Pedacito de la Tierra (A Little Piece of Home) documentary series weaves together humanitarian, migrant & refugee, food, and sustainability issues from around the world. The series shares stories of hope, growth and community to raise awareness and support for the efforts of global humanitarian organization, Alight, and Burners Without Borders. Set in a… Continue reading Short Film: A LITTLE PIECE OF HOME, 10min., USA, Documentary