Short Film Festival Event: Sunday Oct. 17th (Streams all Day for FREE)

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A COMMUNITY UNDER FIRE, 23min., Australia

Directed by Harrison Thane, Matt Thane

We tell the story of a small but special regional town in during Australia’s 2019-2020 Black Summer bushfire season.

We highlight the importance of community – everyday people doing extraordinary things to help our community survive and recover.
And we show our town’s path to recovery. How we in Braidwood in New South Wales, faced our greatest existential threat, being surrounded by fire.

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THE NEW NORMAL, 4min,. India, Poetry

Directed by Anushka Shivdasani Rovshen

Is the past the future we want? The race to get back to normal made us question this very idea of normalcy itself –

Is it normal that our planet is dying because of our economic
priorities?

Is it normal when lockdowns only protect the rich while the economically disadvantaged are left jobless and take to the streets?

Is it normal that our children and relationships are dependent on the thin addictive threads of technology

Is it normal that we live in a world without kindness?

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HAMBRE: HUNGRY FOR LIFE, 14min., Mexico

Directed by Jean Chapiro

What is hunger? And what do we hunger for?

This personal and poetic documentary explores the journey to overcome anorexia by coming to terms with all that being hungry for life implies. By approaching this concept from a physical, emotional, and spiritual perspective, viewers are invited to partake in this transformative journey. Through the collective voices of a Triathlete, Chef, and Yogi, hunger becomes a medium of empowerment that defies the often portrayed “ ideal” found in magazines, film, and television of what women should look like, who women should be, and what women should strive to hunger for. As a result, Hambre: Hungry for Life offers a lens of acceptance and analysis through which viewers will come to understand that certain forms of hunger are natural, powerful, and extend far beyond craving food.

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CARVING A NEW LIFE, 12min., USA

Directed by Drew Petrimoulx

In the summer of 2020, we started filming with a recovering addict named Daniel Bugna as he went through the process of making a classic chair from a whole piece of wood.

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DEFIANCE IN THE KINGDOM OF FAKE NEWS, 10min., USA

Directed by Mathias Magnason

In the northeastern city of Changchun, China, a group of six ordinary people — a truck driver, a food vendor, a housewife, etc. — gathered in secret to plan an extraordinary task: to break into the television broadcasting system of the most tyrannical regime on earth – that of the Chinese Communist Party. Their goal was to expose one of the gravest, state sponsored, lies in Chinese history. A single lie used to justify the persecution of millions of people.

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