OFFICIAL SELECTION (11th Edition)
December 18, 2020
Waiting for the Sea
Directed by: George Itzhak
Category: Documentary, Short
Year & Country: 2020, United States
Duration: 25 min
Synopsis: Music can emerge in the most unexpected places, like the arid shores of the dried-up Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. Can an electronic music festival held in this remote and unforgiving place inspire a creative renaissance - and shine an international spotlight on a little-known environmental disaster?
Violins of Hope Louisville
Directed by: Michael Fitzer
Year & Country: 2019, United States
Duration: 27 min
Synopsis: Violins of Hope is a collection of instruments that survived the Holocaust. This film covers the exhibit's visit to Louisville, Kentucky in an effort to facilitate a citywide dialogue about music, art, social justice and free expression.
The Khe Sanh Peace Garden
Directed by: Tinh Mahoney
Year & Country: 2020, Vietnam
Duration: 26 min
Synopsis: A touching and hopeful film about a medevac helicopter pilot who found peace within himself and with his mortal enemies when he tries to build a peace garden at the Khe Sanh Combat Base where he stationed during the Viet Nam war.
And Tomorrow, The Storm
Directed by: Danyk Grenier
Category: Documentary, Student, Short
Year & Country: 2019, Canada
Duration: 12 min
Synopsis: In a little village, snow removers are working against an overwhelming snowstorm. During the night, relationships reveal themselves, and we discover a tightly knit family.
Stephen Ridley | The Life Of An Artist
Directed by: Dmitry Gubin
Year & Country: 2019, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 min