Short Film Competition - Montana Premiere
When 21-year-old Riqie won a green card lottery in his home country of Kenya, he thought it was a ticket to the American dream. The reality of life when he arrived was more complicated. His dark history and uncertain future come to light as he works to become a leader in his adopted community of Lowell, Massachusetts.
Short Film Competition - Hinoki Farm
North American Premiere
After their retirement from company employment about 15 years ago Mrs and Mr Kikuchi left Tokyo and started a new life in the rural and mountainous region of the island of Kyushu in Japan. They built up the hinoki farm with all buildings, garden and the fields with their own hands. A study of daily work and the simple things in life. A way of life in old age.
Short Film Competition - La Reina (The Queen)
Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.