2018 Official Selections

All screenings are held at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center at 201 S. Magnolia Ave. in Sanford, Florida

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Opening Night
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Pearls
Shelley Thompson, Canada, 9:09 (Drama)
Miranda realizes her son can only become the woman she is by defying her father and leaving their farm.

Perception
Kevin O’Neill, USA 7:08 (Drama)
A couple visit a special forest where magical things happen.

The Wishing Cranes
Karen Sullivan, USA 3:26 (Animation)
When a paperboy fails to spend time with his younger sister, she makes a wish by folding his papers into a thousand cranes.

The Visit
Romina Schwedler, USA, 12:30 (Drama)
Devastated by the loss of his wife and son, Ben responds to his mother’s sudden request for a visit. But the encounter reveals an unsettling truth.

Magic Mouse
Charlie Prince, Roger Greco, Janice Fisher, USA, 9:56 (Florida Flavor/Comedy)
Two guys who have been repeatedly put down by their boss are one day able to stand up to him once and for all.

On the Ledge
Alex Avrakotos, USA, 1:15 (Animation)
A ballerina figurine trapped within the confines of a snow globe must learn to take the fall despite her fears.

#FAFATL
Sean Osorio, USA, 10:02 (Documentary)
Free Art Friday is a phenomenon that has had positive impact in the lives of those who participate in it. Atlanta happens to have one the largest active communities in the world where artists leave pieces of their art around the city for anyone to find.

Impression
Rebekkah Karen Haysom, UK, 11:37 (Drama)
An entrepreneurial man tries to get a large-scale business off the ground without financial support as he works at a car wash to make ends meet.

Maria Fernanda in Time
Xavier Pijuan, Spain, 9:20 (Sci-Fi/Horror)
An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the laboratory where her son works.

Ghost App
Gerald Godbout, USA, 12:28 (Sci-Fi/Horror)
It’s just like any other night for Sher as she sits down to watch a movie. On this night, however, she receives a text from a stranger offering her a chance to download a new app.

(A)utomated (I)rritation
Bob Liebman, USA, 6:11 (Comedy)
A man struggles to make breakfast with appliances that have minds of their own.

“E” for Everyone
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Suits Don’t Matter
Phil E. Eichinger, USA, 2:54
Sometimes we need to go backward to move forward.

Get Off the Dock
Preston Booth, USA, 10:51
A nonprofit watersports outreach seeks to empower inner-city children.

An Orphan in Time
Dale Metz, USA, 8:14
How far would you go if you could change everything?

Tommy & the Little Free Library
Kylie McGuire, USA, 6:52
A young bookworm and his hangout by the Little Free Library.

Maria
Iliana Ipes, USA, 7:35
Maria must learn to accept herself after her first day of sixth grade causes her to look at herself in a different way.

Akira’s Mom
Yifei Dai, USA, 7:08
Akira’s Mom has to make a choice between her boyfriend and her daughter.

Safety Net
Andrew Rudd, USA, 17:18
Jerry tries to save his home from foreclosure just before his wife gives birth to their first child.

Dreamweaver
Cheryl Briggs, USA, 6:15
The Chippewa tribe believes that Asibikaashi, the spider woman, protects children from bad dreams by weaving dream catchers to hang above their heads while they sleep. In this film, she teaches Namid, a Chippewa girl who has nightmares, to overcome her fears.

Swipe
Kevin O’Neill, USA, 7:26
Ten-year-old Cooper has been warned by his mother to stay off the internet. But he decides to ignore her wishes and ends up in a situation he never imagined.

Documentary
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

A Simpler Way
Michael Snyder, USA, 26:00
Four university students journey to a remote village in Uganda to discover a radically simple solution to an urgent global problem.

Eugene Alexander: The Fashion of Eugene Stoltzfus
Jake Smucker, USA, 14:30
The lasting impact of the couture dresses created by the fashion design team of Eugene Stutzman and Alexander Wallace in the 1980s and 1990s.

Love in a Box
Scott Ariotti, USA, 12:58
A woman with a big heart changes the lives of soldiers one package at a time.

One Breath: A Life Without Gravity
Sebastian Solberg, UK, 6:18
An immersive insight into the life of freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz De Santamaria as they attempt to set a new world record.

Memorial to the Future
Patricia McInroy, USA, 6:50
Riverside, Iowa, may be one of the few places famous for an event that has not yet happened. People come there from around the world to celebrate the future birth of Capt. James T. Kirk.

You See ‘Em
Emma Landeche, USA, 6:46
The Abita Mystery House in Louisiana is just that, a mystery. The museum is home to eccentric exhibits, a lot of junk and an irreverent creator.

Family Rewritten
Yasmin Mistry, USA, 13:15
When the thread that holds her family together suddenly snaps, Camilla
finds herself in foster care.

Animation
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

After Midnight in the Asphalt Jungle
William Charles, UK, 4:15
It’s dogs versus cats in this detective story.

Sunday in the Park with doG
Robert Rosenbaum, USA, 7:35
While enjoying a sandwich in the park, high-strung Guy has a chance meeting with a very zen, three-legged doG.

Allisk8r
Karen Sullivan, USA, 2:06
A plucky little skater gator makes an epic escape from the tyrannical dino law.

Barely There
Karen Sullivan, USA, 2:30
A baby polar bear searches for his missing mother, while a force much colder than the frozen tundra searches for him.

Extinguished
Karen Sullivan, USA, 3:43
In a world where flames represent love, it’s easy to get your heart burned.

In a Heartbeat
Karen Sullivan, USA, 4:05
A student runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

Love on the Balcony
Karen Sullivan, USA, 3:52
A crotchety old man does what he can to ruin his lovey-dovey neighbors.

Plush Assassin
Karen Sullivan, USA, 2:22
In a little girl’s room a plush fox fights against the villainous cat to protect all toys.

Tom in Couchland
Karen Sullivan, USA, 2:19
A stoner dude is sucked into his couch and must battle crazy couch creatures in search of his remote.

The Wednesday Sessions
Erin Smyth, USA, 4:49
Monsters in group therapy. Don’t judge…

The Realm of Deepest Knowing
Seung Hee Kim, South Korea 3:30
One digs beneath the surface of the other to reach the deepest place of his heart during struggles. It lightens up the darkness.

Warm’n’Wet
Marisa Meier, Germany, 4:35
It’s a fight between man and machine. Who will keep his cool?

ninetofive
Lee Charlish, UK, 17:27
No job, no prospects and descending into depression, Mr. Mann is looking for something better. Then he finds a job and his problems really start to begin.

Freestyle
Anthony Williams, USA, 4:17
A playful pup encounters a curious new toy, a basketball that has a mind of it’s own.

Pittari
Patrick Smith, USA, 4:00
A horned creature’s destructive rampage is halted by a stubborn adversary.

Cuddlefis
Cheryl Briggs, USA, 6:49
Viktor, a daring Viking on the adventure of a lifetime, finds that love is blind.

Glorious Victory
Will Kim, USA, 2:05
Two beetles both want the same fig.

When a Peeping Tom met a Kleptomaniac
Yifei Wang, China, 4:30
Finding true love and becoming who you really are.

Comedy
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The Deja Vuers
Chris Esper, USA, 8:25
A man experiences deja vu when he spots a woman sitting on a park bench. When their paths cross, their lives go in unexpected directions.

Mike Holt 4Ever
Kenneth Anderson, USA, 11:58
A waitress encounters her high school crush while visiting her hometown.

Breakdown
Marc Ribaudo, France, 9:49
Michel is desperate. He’s just been fired. He decides to rob the bar he goes to every day. But nothing happens as planned.

A Digital Bromance
Leonard C. Heliot and Eliott de Gastines, France, 2:25
If only you knew how much your phone cares about you…

Wings Take Dream
Charles Frisby, USA, 4:20
Sometimes when you can’t sleep and take pills, that’s when wings take dream.

Akado
Max Volovik, Russia, 6:53
A cable installer goes to a customer’s apartment and meets his fate.

Scattered
Debra Sears, Canada, 9:39
Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend’s ashes and fumble for a way to say goodbye.

Bridge
Kelly Stamborg, Netherlands, 4:21
Who will cross the single-lane bridge first?

Ball
Kelly Stamborg, Netherlands, 4:19
Herman is bothered by the little boy next door who has been kicking a ball. Herman takes rigorous measures, but who ends up getting the worst?

Bus Stop
Kelly Stamborg, Netherlands, 4:56
Cornelis just missed his bus. The next bus will go in an hour. Luckily he brought his flask with coffee so he can drink a couple of cups while he waits.

The Old-Men
Inconstant Jordan, France, 17:44
Captain Justice and his team of great heroes were once the protectors of Cosmopolis and adored by all. Is it time to retire?

Genie
Adam Raynes, USA, 5:26
A desperate idiot searches for change after stumbling upon a magic lamp at a garage sale.

Sci-fi/Horror
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.

Devil Town
Nick Barrett, UK, 15:00
One of London’s more obnoxious businessmen crosses paths with an unusual nemesis.

2BR02B: To Be or Naught To Be
Marco Checa Garcia, Canada, 15:00
In a deserted hospital waiting room, one man must ask himself what he is willing to do to give his children a chance at life, any life at all.

A Date in 2025
Ryan Turner, USA, 13:57
In the year 2025, a young man’s superintelligent AI system tells him that he must go on a date or face suicide from loneliness.

The Candle
Rene Ashton, USA, 8:54
Ryder makes a wish for all of her dreams to come true, but she didn’t realize it included her nightmares.

The Son, the Father…
Lukas Hassel, USA, 13:14
The events on a young boy’s birthday have twisted consequences far into his future.

Time, and Again
Kel Webster, UK, 11:26
Maggie and Theo, old friends haunted by their memories, must choose between the reality of the present or taking a chance on changing the past for the good of the future.

Standby
Daumoun Khakpour and Andrea Cabeza, Canada, 15:48
A desperate man resorts to smuggling his wife inside a piece of luggage in hopes of finding a better life in a new country.

Alfred J Hemlock
Edward Lyons, Australia, 14:08
When Emily’s boyfriend abandons her in the night, her only way home is through an alleyway.

Drama
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Star People
Adriano Giotti, Italy, 14:57
Lucio and Luna are in love and they are anorexic. When she decides to move to Lucio’s home. their love will be confronted with their disease.

Talk
Fred Zara, USA, 16:00
Eight lives intersect at a coffee shop one afternoon. Some are enjoying a fresh new start, some are at a crossroads, and some may be in the midst of a painful ending.

Blink
Christina Carmona, USA, 2:26
A man reminisces about the life he has.

Drop Dead Gorgeous
Kathy Brunner, USA, 22:54
A man prone to daydreaming falls in love with a woman who has fainted on his car.

This is Home
Jason Patrick Schumacher, USA, 17:53
A coming-of-age story about a 10-year-old boy who realizes how flawed his parents are.

Caliber
Tanner Cusumano, USA, 15:54
After a domestic-violence call goes haywire and someone is shot, an officer fights to keep the victim alive, no matter what the cost.

Florida Flavor
Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Nocturne
David Witwer, Orlando, 4:58
A husband awakens from a dream he can’t remember and searches for clues about a relationship he can’t understand.

A Face in the Crowd
Dale Metz, Oviedo, 11:54
Garrett’s friend Laney was always there for him, but the lure of a high school beauty takes him down a path of pain and tragedy.

BRUSH…painted forward
Dimitri Pantchev, Winter Park, 21:12
A look at charity volunteers who paint to give back.

In Bloom
Sarah Holland, Orlando, 3:18
A conversation between two strangers on a park bench is not all it seems.

Still November
Reid Lauff, Tallahassee, 7:43
In 1863, a young Confederate soldier’s loyalty is tested when he finds himself empathizing with a Union captive.

Waking the Sleepers
Abigail Cole, Land O’ Lakes, 15:47
An unknown disease causes people to become empty shells. A young and curious inventor is determined to prove the victims are still human and worth saving.

For Luck
TL Westgate, Altamonte Springs, 7:07
The wrong guy goes into the wrong place at the wrong time. What could possibly go right?

Meat
Vishesh P, Tallahassee, 7:24
Dan, a vegan struggling to maintain his relationship with his non-vegetarian boyfriend, has a new challenge when the apocalypse begins.

No Trespassing: The Art of Urban Exploration
Denise De La Vega, Miami, 15:00
A look into the forgotten world of uncovering and documenting mysterious South Florida places that have long been abandoned.

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