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BLACK GIRLS FILM CAMP

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Black Girls Film Camp is a nonprofit organization that provides a free, annual, virtual 12-week filmmaking experience for high-school-age Black girls across the country. For the 2022 camp, over 200 applicants pitched a story idea, and ten finalists…

WE DREAM OF ROBOTS (SOÑAR ROBOTS)

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | FAMILY Uruguay 2021, 84 min, Pablo Casacuberta A determined group of teenagers from the Uruguayan countryside tackles math, science, and the physics of friendship as they conquer the world of robotics. We Dream…

TUKDAM – BETWEEN WORLDS

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SPIRIT | DOCS Finland, Ireland, Estonia 2022, 91 min, Director: Donagh Coleman Is it possible to die in a consciously controlled way? The Tibetan Buddhist tradition of “tukdam,” a practice of meditating at the deepest level of consciousness…

TRIPLE TROUBLE

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US CINEMA US 2022, 84 min, Homer Flynn and The Residents The Residents have existed over half a century now as one of the singular cultural enigmas of our times: An unclassifiable arts collective-slash-rock band who’ve racked approximately…

TOWN DESTROYER

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MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 55 min, Director: Alan Snitow, Deborah Kaufman Is art’s role to provoke or placate? What happens when it no longer reflects current societal views? These questions and many more were the subject of hot debate…

THE YOUNG VOTE

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TRAILBLAZERS | ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 67 min, Director: Diane Robinson As the United States teeters toward theocracy, it is painfully clear that the stakes in the upcoming midterm elections are nothing short of the life,…

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC

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ACTIVE CINEMA | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2022, 101 min, Director: Lindsay Keys, Winslow Crane-Murdoch While true to its title in tone, directors Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch’s documentary probe into the medical establishment’s…

THE ART OF EATING: THE LIFE OF M.F.K. FISHER

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CREATE | DOCS US 2022, 85 min, Director: Gregory Bezat “I don’t know how to do anything else,” M.F.K. Fisher once said of her writing, in a feat of understatement. San Francisco director Gregory Bezat’s well-balanced documentary…

SUNNYLAND

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¡VIVA EL CINE! | US CINEMA US 2022, 77 min, Director: Xavi Medina It’s no easy feat to capture the enigmatic, dreamlike magic of childhood in movie form, but Xavi Medina does just that with his feature debut. The filmmaker wrote, directed,…

SHORTS: TRUTHS (AND SPOOFS) FROM THE YOUTHS

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Total program 91 min This year’s collection of peer-reviewed, youth-produced short films showcases an international cohort of storytellers working in animation, documentary, comedy, horror, and drama. It’s an inspiring display of emerging…