Friday, April 22, 2022

All Screenings Will Be at the Historic Safford Theater on Main Street in Safford, Arizona

Documentary Short Films

2PM

COLLECTION RATED PG

DAJLA: CINEMA AND OBLIVION

Life is going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony. The event ends, life (and oblivion) continues.

Directed by Arturo Duena Herrero (Website)

Spain

DAJLA: CINEMA AND OBLIVION

DIRECTED BY ARTURO DUENAS HERRERO

SPAIN

 

TONY’S TALE

DIRECTED BY JOSH MITCHELL

REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

UNITED STATES

 

NOT TO FREAK YOU OUT AGAIN

DIRECTED BY HALLIE AYRES

UNITED STATES

 

Narrative Short Films

3PM

COLLECTION RATED PG

ORION

A young girl’s father encourages her to follow her dream of being an astronaut no matter the sacrifice.

Directed by Sterling Smith

United States

 

BACKYARD BLACKBIRD

DIRECTED BY ANDREW HUGGINS

UNITED STATES

 

FATHER’S DAY

DIRECTED BY JUSTIN ROSE

REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

UNITED STATES

 

HARRIET AND ELLIE

DIRECTED BY WENHWA TSAO

UNITED STATES

 

HEAVEN ON EARTH?

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN BURHOE

REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

UNITED STATES

 

ORION

DIRECTED BY STERLING SMITH

REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE

UNITED STATES

 

WE KNOW YOU’RE THERE

DIRECTED BY JENNIFER EAST

UNITED STATES

 

YESTERYEAR

DIRECTED BY JOSHUA M THOMAS

UNITED STATES

Documentary Feature: One Last Drop

5PM

RATED PG13

ONE LAST DROP

One Last Drop is a documentary feature film that dives deeply and intimately into Ryan Stock’s relationship, and imbalance, with alcohol, athletics, and love—or, more accurately, the revelation they have been an imbalance for him throughout his life.

Directed by Ryan Stock and Betty Chung (Website)

United States

Narrative Feature: 8000 FT UP

7PM

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

RATED MA FOR LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND HORROR

8000 FT UP

Three strangers meet while camping on a mountain. One of them is a psychopath.

Directed by Alan Williams (Website)

United States

Narrative Feature: You and Him and Me

9PM

"WORLDWIDE PREMIERE"

RATED MA FOR LANGUAGE, DRUG USE, AND MATURE THEMES

YOU AND HIM AND ME

When Sara learns about a neglected family storage unit that’s going to be trashed, she makes weekend trek back home to Martha’s Vineyard with two other island ex-pats, Jeffrey and Alex. A weekend to clean out turns into a weekend reckoning with the past, struggling in the present, and daunted by the future.

Directed by John Randal Reaves and Eric Albert Gilkey

United States

Saturday, April 23, 2022

All Screenings Will Be at the Historic Safford Theater on Main Street in Safford, Arizona

Student Documentary Short Films

10AM

COLLECTION RATED PG

ALI

Ali is a patient with autistic spectrum disorder, a neurological disease. From the first years of life, social contact with peers and adults is limited or absent. He is a hyperactive child who does not stand still in his childhood, constantly fluttering. As a result of the psychologist’s determinations, he was sent to swim. Thanks to the water, he began to calm down. He felt at peace. He has no friends his own age. But his family and swimming instructor are his best friends. Ali is a national athlete. He participated in the World Championship.

Directed by Nida Mazlum

Turkey

ALI

DIRECTED BY NIDA MAZLUM

TURKEY

 

PACING THE POOL

DIRECTED BY RADHEYA JEGATHEVA

AUSTRALIA

 

PAINT AND PAIN

DIRECTED BY MOHAMMAD SAJAD AGHAJANI

IRAN

 

SGT PUSHUP: HELPING CHILDREN ONE PUSHUP AT A TIME

DIRECTED BY BRANDON HILL AND MAVERICK FARRAH

UNITED STATES

 

TRIAL BY FIRE

DIRECTED BY ALEX ASTRELLA

UNITED STATES

Student Narrative Short Films

11AM

COLLECTION RATED MA FOR LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE

MACCHIATO

Piero is a long time cafè owner in Milan. One day he wakes up to a new opening next to his shop. Is a Chinese owned cafè. Pushed by his own fear and his customer’s bad influence, he gets paranoid and jealous about his rival’s success. His own business starts losing customers and his Piero’s mental condition touches the bottom when he’s the victim of an attempted robbery. After a sabotage attempt by threat, Piero makes his last move to scare the rival out of business: he’s about to walk in the Chinese cafe face covered and armed with a bar, when he’s almost knocked over by a car. He finally walks in, shattered, and faces his convictions.

Directed by Prospero Pensa

Italy

 

10 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY EVGENIA TANEVA

BULGAIRA

 

A TRIVIAL THING!

DIRECTED BY SEYED MORTEZA SABZEGHABA

IRAN

 

COO COO

DIRECTED BY SVETLANA BELORUSSOVA

RUSSIA

 

DANDEDOG

DIRECTED BY ELMANO DIOGO

PORTUGAL

 

JANKO ZONTA

DIRECTED BY ALEKSANDER KOGOJ JR.

SLOVENIA

 

MACCHIATO

DIRECTED BY PROSPERO PENSA

ITALY

 

NEW EYES

DIRECTED BY VALERIA DEGLI AGOSTINI

ITALY

 

NO PLACE FOR REST

DIRECTED BY CRISTOBAL LOPEZ

CHILE

 

OBLIVION

DIRECTED BY TOMMY PASCALE

UNITED STATES

 

ONVOLTOOID VERLEDEN TIJD

DIRECTED BY ARON QUADU

BELGIUM

 

ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON

DIRECTED BY GUD KEARNS

UNITED KINGDOM

 

THE STATUE

DIRECTED BY MOHSEN SALEHI FARD

IRAN

 

TO TURN OFF THE STARS

DIRECTED BY MARGOT CAVRET

FRANCE

 

TRIANGLE

DIRECTED BY PETER ENGELMANN

UNITED KINGDOM

 

TWINS

DIRECTED BY QIQI DENG

UNITED STATES

 

VOICE ON

DIRECTED BY HUAN-JUI LUNG

TAIWAN

Documentary Feature: Mango House

2PM

RATED PG

MANGO HOUSE

Mango House is a film about the largest shared space for refugees in the greater West and the risk-taker behind it all. The film lends insight into the refugee experience through a heightened level of intimacy and access, and exposes levels of racism, and injustice, in areas ranging from access to medical care to how we police underserved areas.

Directed by Ross Taylor (Website)

United States

Documentary Feature: Horse Heroes

3PM

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

RATED G

HORSE HEROES

Just like every human, every horse has a story. There is a unique bond with all the history behind humans and horses, an unspoken connection between the two species. We will take a closer look into the day to day of two Arizona non-profit horse farms. The women who run the day-to-day operations of each farm have dedicated their life’s work to helping horses and humans live better lives. Each has a very different purpose; one preservation, another therapy.

Directed by John Badalamenti (Website)

United States

Narrative Feature: Remember to Forget

4PM

FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE

RATED MA FOR LANGUAGE, VIOLENCE, AND MATURE THEMES

REMEMBER TO FORGET

A bohemian painter named Artist and a guitarist named James meet at a concert and have an instant connection. They start a philosophical discussion at her apartment, but they are interrupted by strange occurrences which reveal they are no longer in reality but an ominous dream world. Both Artist and James are confronted by characters and situations from their past, and they must work together to put the memory pieces together and escape to reality, if they can.

Directed by Stefan Gil (Website)

United States

Gila Valley Film Festival Awards

6PM