Screening w/ Filmmaker Q&A

BIFF Shorts: Global

Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center

BIFF Shorts: Global

Captivating narratives and documentaries from Brazil, France, Russia, Portugal, Kosovo and Puerto Rico. (117 minutes total runtime)

Mini Miss, Rachel Daisy Ellis (Dir.), 16 minutes, Brazil, 2018

Five young girls compete to be crowned Mini Miss Baby Brazil in a documentary that provides intimate access into children’s innate capacity for resistance in a world dominated by adult norms and desires.

Festivals: Full Frame

Pitigua, Paula Cirilo (Dir.), 3 minutes, USA, 2018

A grey kingbird and a red-tailed hawk fight against each other for the light that makes the night and the day.

The Head & The Hand, Marc Sepra Francoeur (Dir.), 23 minutes, USA, 2018

Examining the life-long friendship of seniors Orandina and Angelina, who grew up together in a home for orphaned girls, Marc Sepra Francoeur crafts a rich documentary reflecting on disability, independence and sisterhood.

Festivals: Hot Docs

Forgive Me, Besim Ugzmjli (Dir.), 15 minutes, Kosovo, 2018

A youngster is manipulated by a Kosovar Imam in joining terrorist groups in Syria, in Besim Ugzmjli’s powerful and handsomely crafted drama.

Those Who Can Die, Charlotte Cayeux (Dir.), 19 minutes, France, 2018

A 15-year-old girl sees the light at a dystopian boarding school in Charlotte Cayeux’s low-fi thriller.

Alma Bandida, Marco Antonio Pereira (Dir.), 15 minutes, Portugal, 2018

A man’s quest to give his girlfriend a gift takes a turn for the weird in Marco Antonio Pereira’s light drama.

Festivals: Berlinale, Hong Kong Film Festival

Daddy, Ksenia Tolmazin (Dir.), 7 minutes, Russia, 2018

A conservative, patriarchal man gains a new outlook on life when he’s forced to take care of his newborn daughter for the day.

Tirana 100Km, Lorin Terezi (Dir.), 19 minutes, Albania, 2018

A woman travels back to her birthplace following a life changing event in this captivating drama from Albania.

  • Video from Pitigua

    Directed by: Paula Cirilo

    Still from Pitigua

    Still from Pitigua

    Directed by: Paula Cirilo

  • Still from Forgive Me

    Still from Forgive Me

    Directed by: Besim Ugzmjli

  • Video from Tirana 100Km

    Directed by: Lorin Terezi

    Still from Tirana 100Km

    Still from Tirana 100Km

    Directed by: Lorin Terezi

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