2019 Short Documentaries

“33” | DC’s Game

Directed by David Ross, Lloyd Foster, Kavon Martez
USA / 2018 / 5:38 mins

A simple, yet original game, is the cornerstone for community in Washington, D.C.

Do We Belong?

Directed by Sofian Khan
USA / 2018 / 14 mins

An Indian immigrant in Kansas is shot and killed in a senseless hate crime, leaving his wife to grapple with the question of whether America is truly her home (out of competition).

Feel of Vision

Directed by Tucker Gragg and Austin Gardner
USA / 2018 / 26 mins

Lonnie Bedwell, a former Navy Petty Officer turned extreme adventure athlete, became the first blind person to ever whitewater kayak the entire length of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in a solo kayak.

In Between Words

Directed by Andrew Knox
USA / 2018 / 14 mins

After asking 35 people Gauguin’s title questions, ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’ the director took the resulting data and interpreted it into an experimental film/animation.


Directed by Déwun Owusu
USA / 2018 / 9 mins

‘You only get to meet someone for the first time, once.’


Directed by Mariam Al Awadhi
UAE / 2018 / 9:29 mins

After 15 years of averting the source of her anxiety, the filmmaker voices her emotions regarding her non Emirati mother, and the uneasiness she felt about her mixed background in the Emirati society.


Directed by Jevon Boreland
Canada / 2018 / 16:45 mins

The story of Phylicia Carty, also known as Mz Lady Ice, who became one of the most revolutionary urban exotic dancers in the Toronto adult entertainment industry.

The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting

Directed by Julie Mallozzi 
USA / 2018 / 16 mins

Maine leads the way, fighting entrenched interests to enact a reform that reduces negative campaigning and opens races to minority & third-party candidates.

The Swimmer

Directed by Thomas Beug
Ireland / 2017 / 11:05 mins

Stephen Redmond from West Cork was the first person ever to swim and complete the world famous ‘Ocean’s Seven’ challenge.

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