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"“Deeper Than Blue” explores a shadowed medical
crisis that affects mothers called postpartum depression.
Told through Amanda Munday; her heartbreaking and empowering
story of her experience with postpartum depression following the birth of her daughter Fiona."
"People of all ages pray – children right through to the elderly.
Japanese have been praying this way for the last thousand years."
"This electrifying documentary celebrates The House of Yes, its founders, and its resident performers- whom seek creative inspiration, authenticity, inclusivity, presence, and respect- in the face of exclusivity and marginalization. Meet the House of Yes performers whom beautifully express themselves, while exploring gender, social, and political issues." Check out the blog to learn more!
"An Hawaiian Woman brought up on Mainland USA, retraces her roots, and tries to understand and connect her contemporary LGBTQ+ survivor life, to the legacy of her blood line to the Royal Hawaiian Family. (Note: some Hawaiian Language)" check out our blog to learn more!
"Monster News Feed follows a central character who, when overwhelmed and attacked by the media they consume (literally and figuratively) through analogue and digital means, decides to fight back to reclaim sound body and mind. A hostile encounter with the continuous flow of information ensues. Does our character triumph? Born of the director's research on device use, information addiction, and the effects of a constant stream of news on the body, this piece weaves aspects of science, shared cultural experiences and magical realism to make commentary on our ever-changing relationship to media and our wellbeing." Check out our blog to learn more!
"Sum of its Parts follows the journey of mysterious forest creatures that move to the beat of the music. The film is an exploration of stop motion animation made in a natural setting. It was animated entirely outdoors in the Hudson Valley of New York."
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"CNUT is a 3-minute stop motion animation exploring the conflict between nature and man's technology. CNUT is inspired by the story of King Canute (or Cnut) who demonstrates to his subjects that even the most powerful human cannot control the impending tide or nature.
We follow our well-dressed protagonist as he tirelessly battles with his environment and task of taking a good selfie.
Will he succeed?" Check out our blog to learn more!
"It's a satirical comedy/horror (all done over zoom!) based on the creepy classic "Rosemary's Baby". Zooms first cult classic!
It's also the result of actors stuck at home during a pandemic..."
""Dance for it" documentary tells the story of three dancing couples united by the common goal to create a legacy of their performance: preserve the heritage of Kizomba dance, loving relationships and something crucial within themselves. "
"This documentary attempts to provide a different perspective to understand Mexican folkloric dance in the United States, not only as an expressive way to promote cultural identity or mexicanidad, but also as a human island (using Peter Sloterdijk philosophy) that facilitates –beyond a romantic sense of nationalism– a deep sense of social belonging and human encounter. So dancing serves as a tool of positive social and individual transformation and resilience. Then, one should characterize dance not only as an artistic and aesthetic practice, but also as a social practice in a human island that has the power to mobilize the entire existence of a community, as has happened with Los Mejicas at UCSC."
"In 1942, Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita catapulted his seaplane off of a submarine, flew over the Oregon coast, and became the only pilot to bomb the U.S. mainland during WWII. He never dreamed he would one day be invited back to the region, where he would begin a lifelong friendship with the people of a small Oregon town. SAMURAI IN THE OREGON SKY chronicles how Mr. Fujita came to refer to his former target as his “second home.”"
"Lighthunger. A typical symptom of patients, who suffer from Lebersche kongenitaler Amaurose, LCA for short. They are born with eyesight, but bit by bit they will lose it."
"A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her."
"Cannes Official Selection 19' - Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love. Nominated for a short Palme d'Or, BIFA award winner for Best British Short Film, was shortlisted for a BAFTA, more than 200 selections and dozens of awards."
"In an alternative universe without eyebrows, a girl with eyebrows is bullied when she is considered ugly and flawed, until she is rediscovered as flawless and overcomes adversity through an unlikely situation."
"A young woman watches TV alone in the dark while a mysterious man lurks outside the house."
"Phosphene tells the story of homeless skater Bernardo and office assistant Susan dealing with drug-induced magical powers as they manage the anxieties of being artists; Bernardo, a musician looking for an audience and, Susan, a former painter trying to find a muse."
Our #Mood because it’s FESTIVAL WEEK!🎉
Don’t forget that the festival runs 1/14-1/17, with our first event being entirely virtual from 6-8pm est!🙌
If you haven’t already, make sure to head to the link in our bio to purchase your tickets.
**You will not be able to purchase tickets at the door**
Hey Facebook fam! I have a Screenwriter in need of an actor to read for our festival Thursday, January 14th. This Screenplay is first up at 6pm and it's 20 pages. No need to be memorized and minimal commitment. If you're interested please send me an email [email protected]
TABITHA - (50's - 60's) A lifelong History obsessive with a warm exterior, but hiding a dark, sinister motive.
"In a world of disingenuous wanderlusters, “IT'S DESMOND (your misguided tour guide)” seeks to reveal the truth behind world travel."
"In this dystopian comedy, a woman struggles to hide her emotional baggage from the "Good Vibes" police, who, with the help of her personal wellness device, plan to center her into submission."
"Based on the writer/director's personal experience, Broken follows immigrant adolescent Rebecca as she navigates the harsh adult world to put together enough money to prevent her father from being deported."
"During the attempted robbery of a Catholic church, one crook finds more value in her own personal freedom than in anything she can take from the parish."
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New Native Actor’s Award and Free Acting Workshop with Delanna Studi | Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program -YIPAP
January 4, 2021In partnership with its annual Young Native Playwright’s Contest, this year the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program is launching the inaugural Young Native Actor’s Contest. The winners will be honored as part of our Annual New Native Play Festival in April. They will also be c...
"On the first day at his new school, Mathias is given the worst possible homework: write an essay about yourself - in Spanish. The timid Mathias struggles to find the words. A minor identity crisis - en español - was not his idea of a good start. However, the essay is quickly put on hold, as he discovers that the deaf girl from school is spying on him. Mathias tries to suss out her motives, but learns that the espionage is about more than mere curiosity." A film by Frederik Paludan
"A young woman explores an apartment during a blackout with nothing more than a box of matches.
But she’s not alone..."
"Hey, you! Remember dating?! Here's a short film to remind you how much you don't miss it. Join newly single, cool feminist Kayla on her search for modern romance." Directed by Celine Dayan-Bonilla
"When 13-year-old Gabrielle signs up for ballet, she encounters bullying from her teacher — and true friendship where she least expects it.
A story about overcoming bullying, body image, friendship and knowing your worth." Directed by Nicola Rose.
"Patricia and Todd clash over a charity skydiving event. After both sides get advice from their friends, will they stay grounded or take the plunge?" Directed by Loring Murtha
"When 20-something-year-old Tanya begins to realize she’s asexual, the highly charged sexualized world she lives in as an actress and partner begins to fall apart and feels more and more like an unbearable nightmare." Directed by Victoria Negri
Less than TEN DAYS till this year’s festival 🤩 We can’t believe it!
Although this year’s festival may look slightly different, we are still so excited to reconnect with our Midnight Films community 🎉
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