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5 Films About Technology

A short satire about people staring into screens.

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90 Days

A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS explores a beautiful couple’s relationship and their life altering decisions after ninety days of dating.

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All Exchanges Final

A new mother gets an unexpected opportunity to save her sister’s life by making a trade. A little Twilight Zone, a little comedy, a lot of feelings.

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All Good

Leila retreats to her hotel room after spending the evening fulfilling her duties as the maid of honor when fun-loving Josh arrives at her door.

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All the Marbles

A little boy challenges a villainous bully to a game of marbles in a bizarre and fantastical world where marbles are as precious as gold.

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Anna

Anna roams the streets of her small desert town looking for someone to spend time with.

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Backstory

A story about how everything we love, everything we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.

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Bad for the Boats

When a sad loner is told he can’t rent a paddle boat alone, an upbeat stranger volunteers to be his partner. The two set off on an awkward journey that challenges him to get over himself and embrace the moment.

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Behind

At a birthday party, a mysterious old woman tells Arianne that there is a strange figure following her: a terrifying looking man.

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Bigfoot’s Love Slave

A young woman recalls the greatest love of her life in this music video satire about everlasting passion.

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Breaking the Grade

Though the system was ready to give up on them, a group of high school students in Columbus, Ohio is given a second chance.

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Coin Operated

A 5-minute animation that spans 70 years in the life of one naive explorer.

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Cover Up

A whirlwind romance lands Carl in a terrifying situation when he realizes he’s never seen his new girlfriend Emma without a thick layer of make-up.

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Deux Dollars

After a week of leave, Sylvie is back at the Quebec company where she has been an exemplary employee for more than 15 years. She is then requested to attend a bizarre meeting.

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Eulogilia

After her bizarre addiction to eulogize is discovered, a troubled young woman fights to prove her sanity while attempting to survive group therapy.

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Everybody Else is Taken

Bullied by the girls and never picked for a team by the boys, Mika refuses to let her gender define her in one of the harshest places in the world: the playground.

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Fanny Pack

A comedy about a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams, and a fanny pack clad Indian father who chases his daughter through an airport hoping that she will follow his.

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Fisk, Untitled Portrait

Canadian artist William Fisk risks it all for representation by a world-renowned New York art dealer.

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Five By Five

A chance encounter leads a young man to make a dangerous decision that begins a chain reaction of events.

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Five Star Service

Ray is suffering through a typical day behind the wheel of his ride-sharing car.

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Follow Your Heart

In a world where people’s hearts are on the outside and exhibit the qualities of a pet, Mary loses her lovable Skip only to rediscover herself and learn what it truly means to “follow your heart.”

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For Flint

In the face of adversity, neighbors in the city of Flint, Michigan, rally together to forge a new and powerful narrative that flows with hope and optimism.

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Game

A new kid in town shows up at the high school basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team?

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Get Up, Kinshasa!

No shoes, no school! Ten-year-old Samuel uses his smarts to figure out how to get what he wants.

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Girl #2

“Hell Week” takes on a whole new meaning when a terrifying killer is on the loose and sorority sisters Jenn and Stacey must fight to survive a night of horror. Will they become victims? Or come face to face with another evil?

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Girl Seeking Wood

Esther, a young Amish woman, has spent her entire life on the family farm. After finding a cell phone, her life will never be the same.

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Grandma’s House

An old woman. Alone. At night.

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Great Choice

A woman gets trapped in a Red Lobster commercial.

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Gridlock

When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars stuck in a traffic jam on a country road, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

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Hai

An online couple meet in-person for the first time only to discover they’ve both been “catfished.”

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Highway

A troubled young hitchhiker struggles to escape her fate on a remote mountain highway.

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Home

A woman returns to her marital home with her parole officer after 20 years in prison. Starring Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Sharon Lawrence.

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How Deep Can I Go?

Using nothing but hand drawn cardboard sets, Hairy Soul Man Invites everyone to come together and celebrate the insignificance of humanity.

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How Far She Went

Based on the award-winning short story by Mary Hood, this film examines the quarrelsome relationship between a grandmother, her estranged granddaughter, and how sacrifice can reveal the depths of love.

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How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps

Lose weight fast with this one trick your gym doesn’t want you to know about! You’ll never believe the results! Starring Beck Bennett.

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In A Nutshell

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse. An attempt to capture the world in a nutshell.

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Just a Song

A songwriter plays a new tune for his girlfriend but things don’t go as expected.

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Lemonade Mafia

Kira’s organic lemonade dynasty is in jeopardy when a newcomer sets up an extremely successful competing pink lemonade stand that encroaches into her territory.

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Lenses

Two female camera store employees express concern and confusion about a man who has the audacity to try to buy a camera.

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Library of Love

Can Isabelle pull her nose out of a book long enough to find love in the real world?

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Love in the Age of Like

A young woman debates whether to break up with her boyfriend over his social media habits.

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Love the Sinner

A documentary exploring the connection between Christianity and homophobia in the wake of the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

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Madam Black

When a glamour photographer runs over a child’s pet, he’s forced to fabricate a story about its disappearance.

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Modern Love

With the help of a dating app, can a lonely guy find love?

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Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano

Celebrated pianist Gloria Cheng challenges the world’s greatest film composers to write original pieces for solo piano.

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My Heart Attack

The true story of a “nice Jewish boy with Buddhist inclinations” who suffers a heart attack.

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My Mom and the Girl

A heartwarming, uplifting true story based on an odd encounter that an East Coast woman with Alzheimer’s has one night on the capricious streets of East Los Angeles.

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New Neighbors

How far will a mother go to protect her children?

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Pet Monkey

A date night turns ugly when a persistent boyfriend offers to buy his girlfriend a monkey.

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Polybius

In 1981, a boy encounters a mysterious arcade machine that takes him on an unexpected journey.

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Princessboy

Two siblings share a bedroom, one half of the room is blue and the other one is pink. The sister has toys and clothes that the brother is rather fond of and one day when he puts his sisters dress on, he feels something.

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Rated

Maggie, a wife and mother, must find the courage to own up to her behavior when she wakes to find every adult has received a YELP-like star rating floating above their head.

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Red Light

In a small village, a bus stops at the only intersection where the traffic light is stuck on red.

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Rekindled

Kate purchases an online deal to revitalize her relationship with her high school sweetheart.

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Rufus

When lonely, homebody Jane dog sits for her high-strung boss, things go awry, and Jane’s orderly life is upended in ways she could never have imagined.

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Schirkoa

In the dystopian city of Schirkoa, a senate member faces a tough choice between political career, brothels and love for a mysterious woman—a choice that will transform his life and the city in unimaginable ways.

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Scrap Dolls

Grieving over the loss of his best friend, an 11-year-old boy encounters an artist who makes art out of abandoned objects.

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Second to None

Tired of always being runner up, Frederick Butterfield becomes the world’s second oldest person and hatches a plan to claim first place.

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Soy Cubana

The Vocal Vidas are a female a cappella quartet from Santiago de Cuba -the cradle of Afro-Cuban music. This documentary explores their unique sound and tells the story of crafting a musical career in a society in which artistic merit is not measured solely by economic success.

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Speechless

A little boy walks through a toy store full of people speaking a strange and incomprehensible language. He bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.

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Spice Sisters

Determined to break the monotony of her life in suburbia, a former Bollywood star sets her sights on winning a place on a popular reality cooking show.

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Super Sex

What kind of birthday present do you give the dad (Ed Asner) who has everything? His kids (Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins) decide on a gift they never before imagined!

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Take My Heart Away

A young boy infatuated with space travel sees an opportunity to sneak on board a space shuttle as a stowaway.

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The Bespoke Tailoring of Mister Bellamy

At the integration of the job market in 1964 Louisiana, a posting for a janitorial position at a local law firm and the discovery of an old sewing machine ignites a buried passion in old Mister Bellamy.

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The Brief, Existential Crisis of a Young Underwear Model

A remarkably handsome young underwear model, unfamiliar with rejection, crosses paths with a middle-aged woman dealing with a serious version of the same problem.

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The Brownlist

A satirical comedy that explores race and what it means to be “diverse” in Hollywood.

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The Candidate

The Candidate goes through a rigorously impossible vetting process to determine if he is The One for someone’s very specific agenda.

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The Decisionists

Three universal health inspectors complete their final report on planet earth.

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The Driving Seat

A middle-aged couple try to put a spark back in their marriage.

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The Eleven O’Clock

The delusional patient of a psychiatrist believes he is actually the psychiatrist. As they each attempt to treat each other the session gets out of control.

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The Gnomist

The true story of the mysterious appearance of fairy homes on a suburban trail and the magical experience shared by three women.

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The Hunt for a Self-Driving Uber

A documentary on the experience of tracking down self-driving Ubers in Pittsburgh.

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The Language of Ball

Two teenagers become friends on the basketball court.

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The Little Dictator

An uncharismatic professor finds himself in an unexpected situation forcing him to confront history, his family and himself.

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The Lost Letter

A young boy spreads Christmas cheer in his neighborhood but one neighbor is having none of it.

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The Mute’s House

A family’s unique story unfolds against the backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the eyes of an 8-year-old boy.

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The Pocket Man

A little man who lives in a suitcase makes a new friend.

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The Pooka

In a desperate attempt to aid a lost soul, a benevolent oversized rabbit must find a way to rekindle a forgotten spark.

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The Suitcase

The ordinary life of a Boston-bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans.

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The Tables

A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together.

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The Whole World

As he does every year, Julián visits his dead mother in the village cemetery. She appears to him and they make plans… more or less ‘together’: she devises them and he obeys. But this year, Julián is going to get a very special request from his mother.

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This is How We Roll

A mockumentary in which a family of Yahtzee champions prepares for the upcoming World Series, unaware that the league’s health inspector may be their toughest opponent.

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Tonight It’s You

CJ ventures out for a late night hook up when things take a dark turn, leading him into something much more sinister than he could ever imagine.

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Totem

The howl of a predator interrupts an ancient ceremony. The tribal leader summons the youngest boy to join his brothers in the hunt. They descend into a snowy forest where the boy finds himself alone. Lost and afraid, he plunges into the fight of his young life.

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Watch Out

Trapped in a snowbound house, a woman is stalked by an unexpected intruder.

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WINK

A lonely and slightly repressed housewife discovers an unusual way to spice up her afternoon.

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Woody’s Order!

Actress Ann Talman performs her solo show for her brother Woody. (Best of Fest -2017 ReelAbilities Pittsburgh.

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Yours Sincerely, Lois Weber

Executive produced by Elizabeth Banks, this documentary examines the achievements of Lois Weber—the highest paid silent film director at Universal in 1916.

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Zaar

A suicide bomber gets cold feet but the timer is set.

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Zelos

A competitive woman orders a clone from North Korea under the pretense of getting some help around the house so she can spend more time with her husband and two kids, but mostly to compete with her flawless friend.

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