All the Colors of the Night (Todas As Cores Da Noite)
Iris lives in a nice apartment by the sea where she regularly hosts frantic drug-fueled parties that go all night long – until one morning the dead body of a man appears in her living room, pushing Iris and the people around her to revisit old stories that bring back ghosts of their past. An intriguing tale of magical realism and lyrical darkness, ALL THE COLORS OF THE NIGHT explores reality as a mix of memories, madness, and imagination.
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Animated Shorts Competition
Snowfall, Waves '98, I'm Good With Plants, Edmond, Bob Dylan Hates Me, Deer Flower, Pombo Loves You, The Loneliest Stoplight, Trash Cat, Glove
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The Anthropologist
THE ANTHROPOLOGIST is an enlightening examination of how—and why—we study cultures and human behaviors. Differing from the standard approach, the director’s present the audience with parallel stories of influential field leaders, Margaret Mead and Susie Crate, which include the unique perspectives of their daughters traveling and working alongside them. The film examines the mother-daughter relationships, generational differences, and passing down “the family business,” along with delving into the bigger picture of what it means to be human.
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Antibirth
Lou and her best friend Sadie spend most of their nights steeped in a murky haze of pot smoke and booze-filled TV-watching, venturing out on occasion to party in a desolate community full of other miscreants of society. After an otherwise normal night of self-destructive behavior, Lou awakens with symptoms of a bizarre illness and psychosomatic visions she can’t seem to shake. An unknown stranger arrives to help her get a grip on reality as paranoia sets in and stories of conspiracy spread.
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Arianna (Narrative Feature Special Jury Prize Winner)
Arianna is nineteen years old and starting to notice that she hasn’t physically matured like other girls; the hormones prescribed by a gynecologist aren’t helping either. When Arianna’s parents decide to take her back to the lake house where they used to vacation, old memories start to come back like pieces of a puzzle slowly falling into place. Arianna’s investigation into her past includes seeing a new gynecologist without her parents’ knowledge, and an exploration of her body and her sexuality that leads to a shocking conclusion.
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Austin Film Society Film Grant Seminar
Austin Film Society’s Associate Artistic Director, Holly Herrick takes filmmakers through the application process to obtain a film grant from the Austin Film Society.
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Bacon & God's Wrath
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.
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The Bad Kids
Black Rock Continuation High School, an alternative school for teens at risk of dropping out, is the last chance these students have to receive a high school diploma. Principal Vonda Viland and her incredible staff of educators are determined to help these students, giving them consistent support, teaching life skills and sharing advice so they can meet their shared goal of graduating. THE BAD KIDS empathetically shares the stories of these teens struggling to escape dysfunction and the inspiring staff who believe in them.
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Battalion To My Beat
Naively envisioning herself a Jeanne D'Arc of the desert, Mariam runs away from the Western Saharan refugee camps in Algeria hoping to liberate her homeland from occupation.
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