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Natives
Directed by Ramone Farrier 22 minDrama

Cousins Canuto and Stomps struggle to define their community legacy in the wake of Tio Aldo's murder.

Handscape
Directed by Yiru Chen 19 minDrama

Seeking his deaf mother's approval, a Shanghainese hard of hearing boy who wants to overcome his identity crisis through contemporary dance and sign language.

Makhaliss
Directed by Koji Yamamoto 30 minDrama

A cold-hearted reaper, Makhaliss, meets a dying teenage girl, Satsuki, who secretly plans to kill her own mother to save her from the worst agony any parent could go through: seeing her own child die.

Hung Up
Directed by Damon O'Steen 13 minDrama

Shattered Texan Latina bull rider Patty "Duke" risks paralysis to ride again.

Shorts Program: Mortal Bodies Filmmaker Q&A
Saturday, Nov 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Live Q&A with the filmmakers of the Mortal Bodies Shorts program moderated by Danny De Lillo | NFMLA Board Chair and SCREEN International Executive.

All event times are Pacific Time.

A Zoom link will be emailed to all festival passholders and ticketholders an hour before the event!

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Youth Showcase Poster

A special program presented in community partnership with Kids in the Spotlight which offers a selection of films that were written or directed by middle and high-school aged filmmakers. From a science fiction tale on a distant world to a classic noir to stories of life-shattering events, this program speaks to the talent and perspectives of the next generation of filmmakers.

InFocus: Indigenous Cinema Shorts Poster

A collection of short films from Indigenous filmmakers and about Indigenous communities that explore questions of identity, sexuality, cultural preservation and revival and more, playing with narrative throughout a mixture of genres and forms.

Blinders Poster

In the wake of a messy break-up, Andy Escobedo decides to start fresh, relocating from Austin to Los Angeles. Eager to make new connections, he befriends Roger, an unusual rideshare driver. But when Roger’s behavior gets too strange for comfort, Andy blows him off, choosing to focus on a budding relationship with Sam. This unhinges Roger, who begins to torment Andy, ensuring that his stay in L.A. is short-lived.

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