October 22, October 24
INDIA | 2018 | 15 MIN
DIR: REEMA SENGUPTA
In a city that houses millions, Smita discovers a strange prerequisite to renting a house in middle-class Mumbai. She would make an ideal tenant—except for one glaring flaw. She’s a middle-class Indian woman without a husband.
KOSOVO, CROATIA, FRANCE | 2018 | 15 MIN
DIR: LENDITA ZEQIRAJ
A chaotic moment at a family gathering of women, and an unexpected visitor with his dog.
AUSTRALIA | 2017 | 7 MIN
DIR: NINA BUXTON
A teenage girl on her way home at night encounters a man who wants her attention.
Sauna [WORLD PREMIERE]
USA | 2017 | 13 MIN
DIR: CHARLIE POLINGER
A teenage boy’s first existential crisis, wherein he discovers that death and manhood come as a package deal.
Set Me As a Seal Upon Thine Heart
ISRAEL | 2017 | 10 MIN
DIR: OMER TOBI
An encounter at a gay sauna between a young man and an older man becomes an unexpected lesson about love.
AUSTRALIA | 2018 | 15 MIN
DIR: ADRIAN CHIARELLA
Hong, a lonely Chinese immigrant, sells black market abalone and lives a life of solitary ritual. Venturing to a remote part of coastal Australia, he discovers the source of his livestock and a new understanding of his life.
And We Stood Still [US PREMIERE]
MEXICO, USA | 2017 | 24 MIN
DIR: ILANA COLEMAN
Veronica travels to a town in the Mexican jungle to search for her daughter, encountering a microcosm of failed bureaucracy, corruption, and villagers who search for and remember those who have disappeared.
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