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The 2015 Films

A Letter To My Son
Maurice Hicks – 10:07 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

A tired and worn, would-be father pens a hypothetical detailing his perspectives and fears to his unborn son.

A Polished Soul: The Mike Rae Anderson Story
Adam Booher – 15 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Mike Anderson paid his debt to society. He has now devoted his life to helping kids learn from his mistakes. Will society hold up its side of the deal?

A Short Trip
Eri Yokoyama – 10 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Jenn walks into a familiar coffee shop to meet her college ex, Jake, only to realize the place hasn’t changed… at all. A romance-fantasy short film set in a historical restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC.

A Splendid Affair
Laurent Ardoint – 9:20 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm
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Roger Martin is a private investigator completely broke. A woman asks him to investigate her husband she suspects to have an affair.

Along the Stormfront
Griffin Giersch – 6:38 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm

On a bus ride into a town plagued by mysterious disappearances, a fox and an armadillo find themselves thrown into an encounter neither is prepared to face.

American Sock
Jason Allen – 7:09 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

A girl finds her soul mate on a social media site, but he turns out to be a sock puppet.

Animal Landscape
Shelley Dodson – 3:47 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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African animals change the landscape as relationships between predator and prey unfold. 2D Digital Cut Out Animation.

Autumn Lovers
Jason Allen – 4:58 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Two young lovers go for a walk in the park and are inspired to reveal their true feelings about each other.

BIRTHDAY
Chris King – 12:30 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm
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When a young military wife gets news that her Marine husband has been severely wounded in combat, she discovers that life ahead for them is going to be a difficult and yet amazing journey.

Brewconomy - A documentary about NC Craft Beer
Camden Watts – 55:23 minutes

Saturday Block - 12:45pm-3:00pm
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The rise of craft beer is here. Even though it represents a fraction of the total beer sales in the U.S., craft beer is growing steadily, especially in North Carolina. BREWCONOMY explores the growth of Southern beer and its positive impact on the agriculture, community, and economy. As educated consumers choose more robust, flavorful beers how will the state meet demand? Will it reach a tipping point? Or will craft beer bring more great things to North Carolina?

Cake
Jake Bellew – 8 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm

A sweet Southern baker employs a traditional family recipe to solve life's little annoyances.

Danny Freud
Madeliene Rae Painter – 12:27 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Danny, a highly gifted 11-year old, attempts to treat his own anxiety through the teachings of his "uncle," the great Sigmund Freud.

Familiar
Joel Benjamin – 5:30 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm
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When an innocent decides it is not enough to live a life in a chomping maw, she ventures out into a strange and frightening landscape of dreams, melting trees and piles of dung. But is the new, unknown better than the old familiar?

Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory
Adam Booher – 4:46 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The US Department of Justice uncovered evidence of pervasive racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department. Ferguson, however, is only one of 90 different municipalities in St. Louis County, most of which have their own police force, their own court system, and a form of policing based on the generation of revenue. This broken system disproportionately affects poor people and people of color and leads to cycle of debt that is near impossible to escape.

How I Got Made
Tracy Facelli – 25:00 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm
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In 1981, young Gaby learns lessons about loyalty, the movies and family. She puts these new skills to work in a unique way as she helps her younger brother defeat the school bully after watching "The Godfather" with their Dad.

I Scream Your Name
Oskar Rosetti – 25:51 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Nicolas lives in a retirement home and gets bored more and more every day. At night, he calls sexual services for homosexuals by phone to cheat his loneliness. The coming of a new lodger, Daniel, will shake up his life.

Just a Body
Harry Rossi – 18:42 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

When her late fiancι requests her virginity from beyond the grave, a young lass must decide between love and diamonds in this satirical twist on old Hollywood musicals.

Keepsake
Meredith Sause – 17:20 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm
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Estranged sisters return home to sort through their late, hoarder-mother's estate, and discover a family secret.

Knob Goblins
Christopher Moore – 7:35 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

As part of his final psychotherapy treatment, a mental patient is allowed to return to the basement of his deserted childhood home, so he can face his fears involving the death of his younger brother. Or to put it more bluntly, it's about a demonic creature that bites your penis off.

OFF SET
Nathan Rittenhouse – 6:00 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

A married couple can't seem to get on the same page especially when it comes to deciding on where to go for dinner.

Oh Crappy Day
Jon Bacon – 17:42 minutes

Saturday Block - 12:45pm-3:00pm

On a blind date with a charming young woman, a film student struggles to keep his OCD on the down low.

Pallbearers
Chaz Fulk – 23:00 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

1927, a young sharecropper agrees to help a stranger carry his recently deceased sister to a burial site in the wilderness, but the deeper the two travel, the more surreal and dangerous the journey becomes.

Poop On Poverty
Vijay S. Jodha – 6:00 minutes

Sunday Block #3 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Set on the edge of the Thar desert and in the middle of world’s biggest camel fair, this film looks at the underbelly of one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in the world. The film highlight a challenge faced by 2.5 billion people on our planet everyday – access to cooking fuel. It is also a tribute to human ingenuity and sound environmental practice – turning animal waste into energy that reduces dependency on biomass and conserves natural resources.

Shotgun
Maverick Moore – 12:12 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Three girls burn rubber and leave no survivors on an inexplicably wild ride.

Skin
Alicia Gonzalez – 7:19 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Skin takes us below the surface as we go on the journey with a young American teacher that is finally coming to terms with how she feels about the way she looks by showing her true self 10 years later.

Son In The Barbershop
Nathan Douglas – 7:21 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm

A teenager overhears a phone call and inserts himself into the father-son story behind it. As this strange 'conversation' develops, two separately wounded lives slowly wind into a double helix of pain, regret, and filial love. A one shot short.

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Kristin Pearson – 3:19 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm

An animated collage. The futility of a good night's rest.

The Hook
Nick Flugge – 10:20 minutes

Sunday Block #2 - 3:15pm - 5:15pm
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A washed up fighter gives a boxing lesson that changes both lives forever.

The Last Barn Dance
Jason Arthurs – 32:05 minutes

Saturday Block - 12:45pm-3:00pm
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Randy Lewis knows that losing his dairy business would mean losing his livelihood – his farm is limping along through an economy that has decimated most other family farms in Alamance County – but Randy is most worried about losing his way of life and ending a family heritage that has hosted nearly 50 years worth of barn dances. The farm is fragile, the band is old, the barn is beaten, and Randy, with no kids of his own and little faith the younger generation will pick up the pieces, is trying to save the dance.

The Recyclery
Nic Beery – 3:42 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm

Profile of free DIY bike shop in Carrboro, NC.

The Red Thunder
Alvaro Ron – 6:26 minutes

Sunday Block #1 - 12:45pm - 3:00pm
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Sarah (Allie Grant, "Weeds"), a nerdy teenager, needs her mom's brand new car to go on a date with Danny (Miles Heizer "Parenthood"), the boy she is in love with. Her mom, Dr. Thun (Karen Strassman, "Silicon Valley"), an absent minded Podiatrist is concerned about Sarah driving by the dangerous streets of downtown Los Angeles. She tells her daughter she may need her car if one of her patients has an emergency, but Sarah doesn't buy it. After all Dr. Thun is just a Podiatrist... Sarah receives a message from Danny asking if she is going to pick him up and she decides to disobey her mom and steal the car. Little does she know the vehicle is actually part of a secret Dr. Thun keeps and this discovery will change Sarah's life forever...

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