These engaging true stories encompass the full spectrum of life itself.
Director – Harvey Bunegar – UK
An invitation to escape the white noise of the city, Aurorua makes a sensory journey from urban landscapes back to nature. From the cacophonous streets of London to the isolated wilderness of Galloway Forest Park, the film is a return to the purest elements of sight and sound.
Run Time: 19 min.
Hell Runs on Gasoline!
Director – Martin Bureau – Canada
Gear up for full-throttle speed and watch cars race to their own destruction in this fun, observational short documentary that celebrates the sound and the fury of car fanatics at a small French Canadian racing track.
Run Time: 7 min.
Director – Bernhard Wenger – Austria
Almost every day, Denise goes to the fair to ride the “Tagada,” a mesmerizing carrousel adorned with bright lights, trying to find some relief from a difficult life. In just a few minimalist brushstrokes, this short documentary delivers an exceptionally endearing character portrait.
Run Time: 5 min.
Perfection Is Forever
Director – Mara Trifu – UK
A Hollywood Boulevard Superman considers the toil of maintaining his alter ego in this intimate documentary, a serene meditation on body image and what it takes to appear superhuman.
Run Time: 18 min.
Santa Cruz del Islote
Director – Luke Lorentzen – US, Colombia
Discover everyday life on a small island off Colombia’s Caribbean coast in this rhythmic, empathetic, larger-than-life portrait.
Run Time: 20 min.
A Tale of Love, Madness and Death
Director – Mijael Bustos Gutiérrez – Chile
A schizophrenic young man has to face down his mother’s cancer diagnosis in this deeply touching documentary about bearing the emotional weight of your family.
Run Time: 22 min.