There's a part of Washington, DC never seen by the tourists and ignored by the mass media. At least three percent of DC is HIV positive, a staggering rate higher than parts of Africa, but the city is also full of encouraging stories of grassroots movements to extend education, combat stigmas, and spread hope. TFF alum Susan Koch's (Kicking It) eye-opening documentary tells the unheard stories behind the growing epidemic in our nation's capital. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Drop out of school to ride with the Merry Pranksters.
Form America’s most enduring jam band.
Become a family man and father. Never stop
chasing the muse. Bob Weir took his own path
to and through superstardom as rhythm guitarist
for The Grateful Dead. Mike Fleiss re-imagines
the whole wild journey in this magnetic rock doc
and concert film, with memorable input from
bandmates, contemporaries, followers, family,
and, of course, the inimitable Bob Weir himself. | Read MoreMusic and Returning Filmmaker
Regina is a 65-year-old woman who passes her time working as a volunteer informant for the Copacabana police. One night she spies a man apparently murdering his wife through lethal injection. When the police decline to investigate, Regina takes up the case herself, and soon becomes romantically entangled with her prime suspect. Featuring a tour de force performance by Fernanda Montenegro (Central Station). | Read More
Our School follows three Roma (commonly known as Gypsy) children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. Touching on issues ranging from institutionalized prejudice, public education, and the intractability of poverty, but always firmly rooted in the hypnotic rhythms and profound reality of the Roma community, Our School is a deeply affecting, often infuriating, and ultimately bittersweet story of tradition and progress. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Dive into the riveting debate over the future of ideas, as Vivienne Roumani tackles the questions confronting the modern word industry and proves that more is at stake than how quickly we can access the latest bestseller. Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring interviews with Scott Turow, Ray Bradbury, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and more, Out of Print is an in-depth look at publishing’s milestones and what it means to adapt that history to the information age. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
After migrating to the U.S. about 2 years ago, I started missing my father terribly, who was unable to come with us. I decided to interview other teenage boys who grew up without their father to understand how it has affected their lives. Mentor: Neel Scott | Read MoreDocumentary
Outerborough explores the narrative power of reframing images from vintage films. Redeploying footage from Across Brooklyn Bridge (1899), Morrison commemorates the iconic 19th-century structure through 21st-century artistic reconsideration.
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