Still from Receiving
Directed by: Blake Barit
The next generation of filmmaking, today! 113 minutes.
Blake Barit (Dir), 8 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Blake Barit in attendance.
Attempted connection across distance. Memories and emotion traveling on radio waves. A slight reprieve from longing.
"welcome 2 my home"
Othergirl (Dir), 4 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Othergirl in attendance.
I flip open the door to my home, unlocking the screen with my keys...
Victoria Andrea Garcia Madera (Dir), 4 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Victoria Andrea Garcia Madera in attendance.
Abruptly awoken by the shattering of her window early in the morning, Wendy forgets that even though she lives alone in the forest, the outside always tries to find a way in.
"You're Breaking Up I'm Going to Call You Back"
Mira H. Steuer (Dir), 2 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Mira H Steuer in attendance.
Things may not be all that they seem as two best friends attempt to reconnect.
"Long Dark Road"
Aaron Connor (Dir), 8 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Aaron Connor in attendance.
Lost on a rural backroad, a recovering addict seeks escape down an overgrown path. Reality becomes distorted, and he must come to terms with himself to find his way back to the world.
"Caught the Bug"
Amelia Wyeth Ponirakis (Dir), 6 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Amelia Wyeth Ponirakis in attendance.
A young woman comes down with a mysterious illness that infests upon her stomach which is hyper-visualized through a crochet structure featuring stop-motion animated insects. This is a piece comprised of multiple formats such as super 8mm, digital stop-motion, & 16mm direct animation.
"What Is Up With Trans People?"
Jamie Hager (Dir), 11 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Jamie Hager in attendance.
A transmasculine filmmaker (Jamie Hager) plays an exaggerated version of themselves to conduct humorous and satirical interviews with their friends (both trans and cis), artists, and their mother; in which they ask thought-provoking and uncomfortable questions about the trans experience.
Maria Gian (Dir), 10 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Maria Gian in attendance.
A story about friendship between young women who are growing up and apart.
Samira, has always depended on her best friend, Eva, for support. As Eva transitions into her first romantic relationship, Samira is left feeling alone and desperate for the attention she once had.
"Don't Forget Me"
Nick Criscitello (Dir), 11 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Nick Criscitello in attendance.
College dropout Dan Hoover reflects on his time at school and his relationship with art in this slice of life documentary.
Ash Russell (Dir), 2 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Ash Russell in attendance.
An old woman dreams about her soulmate.
"Smoke and Suds"
Shine Xing (Dir), 3 minutes, USA, Buffalo Premiere
Director Shine Xing in attendance.
In a world of illegal soap smuggling carried out by the Rubber Duck Mafia, an innocent duck bumps into a smuggling operation and a crate of soap crashes into the layperson. This duck has witnessed too much...
Kora Gozdziak (Dir), 5 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Kora Gozdziak in attendance.
A young girl finds herself in too deep in a labyrinthine indoor playground, where she encounters a strange presence on her journey to get back to what she knows.
Liliana N. Cantillo (Dir), 2 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Liliana N. Cantillo in attendance.
As a man cooks, he makes more than just his dinner.
"Coffee with Fate"
Mika Ervin (Dir), 6 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Mika Ervin in attendance.
Lydia Alucardi is a socially mute goth girl who wants nothing more than to speak to people without worry. She finds solace around animals and visits her favorite cat café, Munch the Night Away three times a week. Every day that she spends there, she tries to build up the courage to talk to others.
"Feeling the Apocalypse"
Chen Sing Yap (Dir), 8 minutes, Canada, Western New York Premiere
A psychotherapist struggling with climate anxiety explores what it means to live in a dying world.
India June (Dir), 3 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director India June in attendance.
Lucy is a remote telephone operator for The Company. She ships boxes of Boxes to awaiting customers.
"A Life in Boxes"
Tayton T. Troidl (Dir), 20 minutes, USA, Western New York Premiere
Director Tayton T. Troidl in attendance.
A documentary film about a son discovering the multiple lives of a father he never knew.
"Once in a Generation"
Md Hasin (Dir), 2 minutes, USA, World Premiere
Director Md Hasin in attendance.
A unique perspective on the 2022 Buffalo blizzard, as it unfolds entirely through the filmmaker's windows, encapsulating the isolation and intensity of nature.
Still from Receiving
Directed by: Blake Barit
Still from welcome 2 my home
Directed by: Othergirl
Still from Hunted
Directed by: Victoria Andrea Garcia Madera
Still from You're Breaking Up I'm Going to Call You Back
Directed by: Mira Steuer
Still from Long Dark Road
Directed by: Aaron Connor
Still from Caught the Bug
Directed by: Amelia Wyeth Ponirakis
Still from What Is Up With Trans People?
Directed by: Jamie Hager
Still from Showrunner
Directed by: Maria Gian
Still from Don't Forget Me
Directed by: Nick Criscitello
Still from Reverie
Directed by: Ash Russell
Still from Smoke and Suds
Directed by: Shine Xing
Still from Volatility
Directed by: Kora Gozdziak
Still from What’s Cookin’?
Directed by: Liliana N. Cantillo
Still from Coffee with Fate
Directed by: Mika Ervin
Still from Feeling the Apocalypse
Directed by: Chen Sing Yap
Still from Boxes
Directed by: India June
Still from A Life in Boxes
Directed by: Tayton T. Troidl
Still from Once in a Generation
Directed by: Md Hasin
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