On a Wing and A Prayer: Documenting Louisiana’s Disappearing Wetlands

2019 | USA | 9 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PM Shorts Program: All Around UsBen Depp, a landscape photographer, has set out to chronicle the wetlands in a series of high-art aerial photographs that he captures with the help of his 21-foot paragliding wing and 200HP motor driven propeller that he…

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A Line Birds Cannot See

2019 | USA | 9 MIN Thursday, March 26 | 8:15PM Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic sack for protection from the cold, survives starvation on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, and escapes kidnappers to find her mother and a…

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Motherland

2019 | USA | 20 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 7:45PM In this eloquently crafted film, women in a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan courageously work to clear land mines in the wake of a brutal war. Directors – Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse SoursourianExecutive Producers – Fuliane Petikyan, Nazeli Kodjoian, Sebu SimonianLanguage:…

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Code Ruth

2018 | USA | 4 MIN | Texas Premiere Sunday, March 29 | 3:30PM A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. Code Ruth blends stop motion techniques and archival materials to share a family’s history of connecting through technology. Director/Animator/Editor: Caroline Voegen NelsonSound Design: Chris BurkeLanguage: EnglishWebsite: https://www.cvoagen.com/coderuth…

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He’s Still Fast

2019 | USA | 21 MIN Friday, March 27 | 8:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 1PM Tolassa was an elite runner in Ethiopia before being thrown into prison for speaking out against abuses to his ethnic group. When he was released from prison he fled the country to save his life. 12 years later, he’s…

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Activized

2019 | USA | 36 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Activized is the story of ordinary citizens who have gotten off the sidelines and become involved in gun violence prevention, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights. These passionate political newcomers never saw themselves as activists, but something…

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Changing Landscapes: Wauters Farm

2019 | USA | 19 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Los Angeles based art collective Arthur King travels to rural Iowa to gather audio and visual samples from a small family farm in order to reuse them creatively in a large-scale, improvisational visual art and music…

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( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) )

2019 | Mexico | 18 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible A sonic portrait of a Chiapan village focused on architecture and public space. Filmed over six years, ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) is a sensory ethnography of culture and communication…

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Knocking Down the Fences

2019 | USA | 12 MIN | Texas Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 6:30PM Friday, March 27 | 1:30PM This is the story of a superstar athlete- and why the sports industry hasn’t put her on your radar. AJ Andrews is the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove, an award given to the…

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The Most Ideal Place

2019 | Spain | 10 MIN | North Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors When preparations were being made for the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, three space stations around the globe were needed to keep track of the spaceflight. One was in California, one in Australia and the third…

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Paired Shorts

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( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) )

2019 | Mexico | 18 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible A sonic portrait of a Chiapan village focused on architecture and public space. Filmed over six years, ( ( ( ( ( /*\ ) ) ) ) ) is a sensory ethnography of culture and communication…

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A Line Birds Cannot See

2019 | USA | 9 MIN Thursday, March 26 | 8:15PM Separated from her mother by smugglers at the border, a determined 12-year-old sets out across a desert with only a plastic sack for protection from the cold, survives starvation on the streets of Ciudad Juarez, and escapes kidnappers to find her mother and a…

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Activized

2019 | USA | 36 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Activized is the story of ordinary citizens who have gotten off the sidelines and become involved in gun violence prevention, voting rights, and immigrants’ rights. These passionate political newcomers never saw themselves as activists, but something…

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B.U.T.T.S.

2020 | USA | 5 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 6:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 5:15PM B.U.T.T.S. (Better Understanding Through Trash Service) is an ever growing group of Dentonites who traverse the downtown Denton scene every Monday night to pick up cigarette butts. In this documentary short the audience is introduced to…

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Changing Landscapes: Wauters Farm

2019 | USA | 19 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Los Angeles based art collective Arthur King travels to rural Iowa to gather audio and visual samples from a small family farm in order to reuse them creatively in a large-scale, improvisational visual art and music…

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Code Ruth

2018 | USA | 4 MIN | Texas Premiere Sunday, March 29 | 3:30PM A true love story about a Morse code instructor finding her path during WWII. Code Ruth blends stop motion techniques and archival materials to share a family’s history of connecting through technology. Director/Animator/Editor: Caroline Voegen NelsonSound Design: Chris BurkeLanguage: EnglishWebsite: https://www.cvoagen.com/coderuth…

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Cuban Earth

2020 | USA | 24 MIN | World Premiere Friday, March 27 | 3:30PM Shorts Program: Together is Possible Cuban performing arts often play an important role in engaging citizens with a sense of history and place, and in addressing environmental and cultural challenges. In far Western Cuba, in the city of Pinar del Rio,…

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Edwin

2020 | USA | 8 MIN | World Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 1:30PM Sunday, March 29 | 3:30PM Edwin Debrow, Jr. murdered a cab driver when he was 12. He was sentenced to forty-years in prison. Today he’s walking out. Director – Ya’Ke Smith Cinematographer – Carlos Estrada Principal Cast: Edwin Debrow, Jr. Language:…

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He’s Still Fast

2019 | USA | 21 MIN Friday, March 27 | 8:30PM Saturday, March 28 | 1PM Tolassa was an elite runner in Ethiopia before being thrown into prison for speaking out against abuses to his ethnic group. When he was released from prison he fled the country to save his life. 12 years later, he’s…

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Knocking Down the Fences

2019 | USA | 12 MIN | Texas Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 6:30PM Friday, March 27 | 1:30PM This is the story of a superstar athlete- and why the sports industry hasn’t put her on your radar. AJ Andrews is the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove, an award given to the…

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Motherland

2019 | USA | 20 MIN | Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 7:45PM In this eloquently crafted film, women in a disputed territory between Armenia and Azerbaijan courageously work to clear land mines in the wake of a brutal war. Directors – Emily Mkrtichian, Jesse SoursourianExecutive Producers – Fuliane Petikyan, Nazeli Kodjoian, Sebu SimonianLanguage:…

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On a Wing and A Prayer: Documenting Louisiana’s Disappearing Wetlands

2019 | USA | 9 MIN | Texas Premiere Friday, March 27 | 9PM Shorts Program: All Around Us Ben Depp, a landscape photographer, has set out to chronicle the wetlands in a series of high-art aerial photographs that he captures with the help of his 21-foot paragliding wing and 200HP motor driven propeller that…

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The Most Ideal Place

2019 | Spain | 10 MIN | North Texas Premiere Saturday, March 28 | 12:30PM Shorts Program: Opening Doors When preparations were being made for the historic Apollo 11 moon mission, three space stations around the globe were needed to keep track of the spaceflight. One was in California, one in Australia and the third…

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The Silence of War: Damascus

2019 | Spain, Syria | 29 MIN | North America Premiere Thursday, March 26 | 1PM Sunday, March 29 | 12:30PM How does Damascus sound? In this 29-minute intimate portrait of the Syrian capital, full of nuances and hidden spots, we enter into the streets and the culture of Damascus with the writer and war…

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