Films in this years festival
Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry
Director: David Mech
Risky Business: A Look Inside America’s Adult Film Industry examines the social, psychological, and economic impacts of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including workplace health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.
Running Time: 1 hr : 41 min : 49 sec
Director: Curtis Matzke
Complex follows Jeremy, a twenty-something who moves into his first apartment after being kicked out of his parent's house. Jeremy struggles with independence through relationships with new and old friends. He finds that Anna, a girl he knew in high school, is living in the same apartment complex. Jeremy has to deal with the fact that he was in love with Anna in high school, but never told her. Meanwhile, Jeremy's eccentric neighbor Ben convinces Jeremy to help him build a Rube Goldberg device for an annual competition.
Running Time: 1 hr : 32 min : 40 sec
Director: Andrew Dena
Blackbird is a raw coming‐of-age story centered on DAWN, an aspiring young artist who desperately wants to escape her small town. A journey through a life-changing day of detachment, disillusionment and betrayal ends with a late night encounter that forces Dawn to rethink her perceptions of the past and decide about her future.
Running Time: 19 min : 30 sec
Director: Adam Becker
In Seattle, Washington, REAL CHANGE exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic justice. This film follows four homeless individuals as they navigate life in Washington State and consider what homelessness in America means today.
Running Time: 8 min : 54 sec
Director: Jon Stokke
The short film is set in 1950s England, about a lonely, dysfunctional Station Master who lives in the middle of nowhere. Unexpectedly a woman exits one of the steam trains and must wait a whole day for the next train to arrive. During the night they spend together, she opens his eyes to a life he never believed he could have, and can now not live without it.
Running Time: 21 min : 00 sec
Director: Benjamin Warhit
Tom wants his son to accept a Division III wrestling scholarship to a college. Vince, however, is losing interest in the sport. Tom believes that Vince might be distracted by a new girlfriend who he spends most of his time with. When she is over one night, Tom finds himself in a precarious situation, as he begins to realize that there might be something about this girl that his son does not know.
Running Time: 17 min : 00 sec