Director  Philip Harder
U S A
Runtime 1 hr 18 min 3 sec
Completion Date:  Oct 2018

The World Oldest Emerging Film Maker.
At age 97 Al Milgrom, a film fanatic with footage from around the world as far back as the 1950’s.

A Work In Progress: The Worlds Oldest Emerging Film Maker

Director  Sean Bloomfield, Cimela Kidonakis
United States
Runtime 01:43:00
Completion Date: September 1, 2018

Fr. Rene Robert devoted his life to those in need, but he was killed by someone he was trying to help. Prosecutors pushed for the death penalty after 28-year-old Steven Murray confessed to the crime.

Where There Is Darkness

Director  Xin Xin
United States
Runtime 40:00
Completion Date: November 1, 2018

EMPOWER is a 40-minute journalistic documentary telling stories about entrepreneurship education at top U.S. university accelerators.

EMPOWER

Director  Philip DiFiore
United States
Runtime 01:28:00
Completion Date: October 31, 2018

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is in the poorest county in the United States. The median annual income is $4000 per household. The average life expectancy is 48 for men and 52 for women. Methamphetamine and alcohol abuse is widespread and the crime that flows from it torments the community. Beyond day to day survival, the Lakota also struggle to hold onto the remnants of their culture and their rights as a sovereign nation.

The Buffalo Hunt

Director  Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi
United Kingdom
Runtime 18:50
Completion Date: July 20, 2018

Evan, is a survivor from ISIS attack. He is from Kurdistan in Middle East who had to leave his homeland and family suddenly. Now he lives far away from his family and all he wants is to touch and smell his children once again.

Evan, a survivor's story

Director  Preeti Pawar
India
Runtime 42:53
Completion Date: August 30, 2018

A nation of 1300 million people, India is one of the fastest growing economies, touted to be the third largest by 2030. Despite the economic indices that provide a rosy picture, at the lower strata of the society the majority has been living under sub-standard living conditions- a concoction of poverty, illiteracy and inadequate employability skills.

Edunation

Director  Wizzy Mangoma, Frederico Madeira
Portugal
Runtime 40:00
Completion Date: September 11, 2018

Wizzy Mangoma travels to Braga an ancient catholic city in Portugal to learn about the city and its culture from her own perspective. Not only does she have fun, while learning, she also connects with the city and the people on a deeper level.

Wizzy, a visitor from Zimbabwe

Director  stanislav mitin
Russian Federation
Runtime  52:07
Completion Date: September 10, 2018

Famous Russian-speaking writer Dina Rubina is turning 65 this year. She is well-known around the world, and not only among the Russian-speaking readers:her books are translated into 39 languages and published in million copies. There are movies and plays based on her novels.

Dina Rubina. On the sunny side

Director  Jhett Tolentino
United States
Runtime 39:33
Completion Date: March 15, 2018

For the first time since immigrating to the United States over a decade ago, Jhett Tolentino decides to visit his hometown of Iloilo City in the Philippines. He traces his steps from his slum-stricken birthplace to the schools he attended.

Life is What You Make It

Director Holger Klussmann
Germany
Runtime  20:00
Completion Date: June 30, 2018

The Peace in Us
The most important topic in this world is 'Peace'.
We will visit some places in the movie dedicated to World Peace.

 

Om Shanti

Director Haydar Demirtas
Turkey
Runtime  20:00
Completion Date: June 30, 2018

Hosyar Ali has been voluntarily cleaning mines that are spread all across the Iran – Iraq borderline for 28 years. We follow his footsteps in his home, in the borderline and in the graves of his son, his brother and his legs.


 

Footstep

Director Zhuo Kailuo
China
Runtime  01:45:00
Completion Date: July 1, 2017

Lei Suyun was born in 1934, and diagnosed with alzheimer's disease in 2010.
Her daughter took care of her,but she didn’t know her daughter any more. She suffered from memory loss and wanted to go home and didn’t know where she was.She repeated one thing all the time. She was sad and frightened.

 

Mrs. Lei

Director Jillian Glantz
United States
Runtime  02:00:19
Completion Date: United States

Remember My Soul unearths the history of Sephardic Jews in South Texas and explores how their contributions to regional customs & culture have shaped the identity of people in the borderlands.

Remember My Soul

Director Lusine Kolykhalina
Ukraine
Runtime  01:11:46
Completion Date: July 26, 2018

Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra is the first monastery in Rus founded by Rev. Anthony after he returned from the Holy Mount of Athos and brought to our land the Athos tradition of monastic life.
From then onward, a thousand years ago, the history of all monasticism in Rus began.

Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. A snapshot of the Millennium

Director lilah markman
Israel
Runtime  54:02
Completion Date: September 25, 2018

Experimental art house indie documentary intimately follows six rough years in the life of a unique artists family.

Rock paper scissors

Director György Dobray
Hungary
Runtime  48:53
Completion Date: September 15, 2018

They live together independently, they fight, they reconcile, they desire, they dream of having a baby, but most importantly they love, above all. Like couples do, properly. The difference is only that society labels them as “mentally disabled”. Cili and Marci have Down’s syndrome.

THE TWO OF US

Director Oleg Chorny
Ukraine
Runtime  23:37
Completion Date: August 31, 2016

Mariupol, Donetsk region, Ukraine,  20km from the engagement line between government troops and combined Russian-separatist forces.
Gamlet Zinkivsky, a painter, comes to the city to make a series of street art works in the urban space.

RAIN PROJECT

Director Beto Matuck
Brazil
Runtime  01:14:00
Completion Date: May 2, 2018

The beginning of the 70's begins a musical wave with reggae beats. The stones, vibrations, radiolas and the desire for exclusivity. The search for discoveries. The Melos and Jamaica. The golden era of rhythm in the lands of Maranhão. The history of the Jah Tribe Band is part of this phenomenon that transformed the island of São Luís into Brazilian Jamaica. The film is a fusion of these two trajectories.

THE REGGAE TRIBE

Director Emanuel Altenburger
Austria
Runtime  50:00
Completion Date: June 23, 2017

Chamber Music Wonderland takes viewers on a fascinating musical voyage, accompanying a group of musicians who set up their own music festival to showcase the very best of 500 years of musical history. Avoiding a narrator, the film allows the protagonists the time to explain how they became musicians and what fascinates them about their profession, giving a lot of space to the music which is performed in the baroque splendour of a monastery in Western Austria.

Chamber Music Wonderland

Director Stephane Benini
France
Runtime  19:13
Completion Date: July 3, 2017

Lowrider Brasil is a short documentary that offers an intimate look into the lives and clubs behind Brazil’s burgeoning lowrider culture.

LOWRIDER BRASIL

Director Onur Kök
Turkey
Runtime  18:46
Completion Date: January 26, 2018

Adis Lukach, an artist, tells war, its harshness and its ongoing traumas based upon a true story he experienced in the time of war and is inspired by and aided with universal myths. He questions universal values and our internal feud as human beings through the transformative power of art while he paints.

Roses From Ashes

Director  Michelle Paymar
Canada
Runtime  01:32:15
Completion Date: April 19, 2018

From Cairo to the Cloud is a fascinating journey through the most extraordinary saga of Jewish discovery you’ve never heard of. In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated a thousand years of vibrant Jewish life in the heart of the Islamic world. An accidental archive of more than half a million documents, the Cairo Geniza reveals the richness of Judeo-Arabic culture and reflects periods of relative religious co-existence nearly unimaginable today.

From Cairo to the Cloud - The World of the Cairo Geniza

Director Hava Beller
U S A
Runtime  2 hr 4 min
Completion Date: Jan 2018

In The Land of Pomegranates is a nuanced, powerful feature documentary film. It follows a two-week retreat in Germany for young Israelis and Palestinians revealing the paradoxes and contradictions born of legends, myths, fervent ideals passionately held and the urgency of the ongoing fight for survival. In The Land of Pomegranates provides a window into the heart of the conflict, the raw center of it, to make sense and gain insight into the seemingly irreconcilable narratives.

In The Land of Pomegranates

Director RODRIGO GUIM
Canada
Runtime  1 hr 6 min 35 sec
Completion Date: Jul 2018

This a documentary film on Afghanistan and the effects of wars of the last 38 years.

In The Name Of My People

Director  Yuri Martynov
Russian Federation
Runtime  11:43
Completion Date: May 20, 2018

- The Old Believers live according to the strict rules of the community, but they are free at the same time. I showed their world through the family, through relationships to each other, to parents, women, children, to God ... There is love. A huge, immense and bright feeling. The houses are perfectly clean. In the soul - harmony. In the heart is forgiveness as the path to salvation.
From the film you will learn where in the Altai Territory live the Old Believers, what values they have, how they raise their children and why it took 20 years to build an Old Believer temple.

OldBelievers

Director  Janet Best, Dov Okouneff
Canada
Runtime  39:19
Completion Date: January 2, 2018

Rita Briansky was four when her family came from Poland to a small lumber town in Northern Ontario, where wild berries in the woods nearby and the Aurora Borealis in the sky above set her on her path in art. Her paintings and etchings are found in homes, museums and institutions across Canada and the United States. And today, at 93, she is still at her easel. “One of the nice things about being old”, she says, “is that you feel freer.” This film conveys, in Rita’s own words, the life story of an inquisitive, versatile artist and teacher. “It’s with me all the time - the wonder and the amazement”.

Wonder and Amazement - Rita Briansky on Her Life in Art

Director  DIANA TAYLOR
United Kingdom
Runtime  16:09
Completion Date: June 24, 2018

Juliet Butler qualified with a degree in Russian. In 1982 she became a journalist in Moscow. She met the world's most extreme siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova. Juliet discovered that the twins had been used for human experiments by the russian physiologist Anokhin and institutionalised all their lives. Juliet tells the incredible story of the twins who were hidden away from society for 50 years.

MASHA AND DASHA TWO HEARTS IN ONE

Director  Israel Cannan
Australia
Runtime  01:19:23
Completion Date: June 4, 2018
First-time Filmmaker

Two amateurs set out to cross the North Atlantic Ocean - in a little wooden row boat.

Fish Out Of Water

Director  Zlila Helman
Israel
Runtime  3:41
Completion Date: January 2, 2018
girl sport, Arab, school, pupils, Peres Center for Peace, Jews, soccer, feminist

Sport has the power to unite youth from different cultures and background: Arabs and Jews girls play football in mixed groups, help each other win and build friendship for a better future. In this case, sport also strengths feminist identity, motivation and abilities.

Girls Soccer Beyond Borders

Director  Konstantinos Follas
Greece
Runtime  01:26:33
Completion Date: February 20, 2018
First-time Filmmaker

This is the story of Lidice, levelled and – literally – eradicated by the Nazis in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague.
However, despite the heavy death toll it paid, the Czech village not only was not erased from the map but constitutes a symbol in the fight against Fascism.

A tree remembers

Director  Slavica Šnur
Croatia
Runtime  40:00
Completion Date: April 30, 2018
sport, family, realism, biography
First-time Filmmaker

Whether a father and a daughter or a mother and a son, all of the team's basketball players beat a basketball court, with a series of medals won? You never know. Same as it is hard to say whether the father’s basketball game, who was a team player with a basketball legend Drazen Petrovic is better than today’s son’s basketball game, NBA player Dario Saric. The only certain thing to know about this family, they never change. They are always the same. Humble, persistent, hard working and always there one for each other.

Always the Same

Director  Mithun Bajaj
India
Runtime  42:40
Completion Date: August 1, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

Fighting on Ice is not an ordinary feature documentary - it's hard hitting and real - revealing the true fight between passion and
Struggle.Fighting on ice follows the life of the team, the association and innumerable passionate people - who believe in the future of ice hockey in India, who believe in themselves and their dreams and who's passion for this sport is beyond the closed doors of the government.
Without official support, without funding, without equipment, ice hockey is still surviving - primarily because of this fabulous group of people who are giving it their all - just to make their country proud!

Fighting On ice

Director  Denise Ferrari
U S A  
Runtime  55 min 40 sec
Completion Date: Jun 2018

Song of Songs: The Journey of a Consecrated Virgin tells the story of a young woman who finds true love in a most unexpected way...by embracing a life of virginity.

Song of Songs

Director  Olga Samolevska
Ukraine
Runtime  1 hr 10 min
Completion Date: Jul 2017

Kids always asked Santa for gifts, asked God both naive and clever questions.
There are elderly Ukrainians who survived World War II when they were kids.
Among them workers, farmers, government officials, prominent artists ...
All united by a bitter experience of unforgettable tragedies.
Now Ukrainian kids are witnessing a new war.
Let's look at the war through the eyes of the children.
O Lord, does our land need letters that people write and write with their blood?

NOT A TIME FOR CHILDREN

Director  Pamela Nice
United States
Runtime  53:00
Completion Date: January 15, 2018

Adapted from the testimonies of courageous Israeli soldiers from
Breaking the Silence, whose vivid memories continue to haunt them. Verbatim reflections from the testimonies alternated with enacted scenes between the soldiers and Palestinians.

"It's What We Do"

Director  Bejay Browne
Cyprus
Runtime  43:35
Completion Date: March 10, 2018

Documentary film 'Life begins at 90' features a 94 year old World War 2 veteran, Ray Woolley. His approach to healthy ageing is inspirational and he is the worlds' oldest active scuba diver, a Guinness World Record title that he claimed on a dive in Cyprus, where he lives, to celebrate his 94th Birthday on August 28th, 2017.
During the war Ray travelled the Mediterranean with the navy. In September 1944, he was seconded to the SBS Special Force 281 to the Dodecanese and was one of the first of the allied forces to land on Rhodes, after the Germans left in May 1945.

Life Begins at 90

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