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Action & Reflex
"Action & Reflex" by Martin Vasquez
8:28

Action & Reflex

Having moved from New York to Texas and back again in less than one year, Martin struggles to find a place that he can truly call home.

Mentor: Amanda Madden

 

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Forever Young
"Forever Young" by Janil Santana
5:05

Forever Young

Remember those days when life was care-free? A young woman writes a letter to childhood, telling it not to leave her because she is not ready for adulthood.

Mentor: Nicole Opper

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Hush
"Hush" by Vlada Pimenova
7:28

Hush

Unable to hold on to her cheery exterior, Anya withdraws into an emotionless abyss. And after keeping everybody out for too long, she becomes aware of what haunts her.

Mentor: Par Parekh

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Life Ain't Promised
"Life Ain't Promised" by Dimitri Tucker
9:08

Life Ain't Promised

Dimitri Tucker Directed By
Dimitri Tucker

A film inspired by the deaths of two people close to the filmmaker. A devastating look at the senselessness of gun violence and the people it leaves behind.

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
LIRI
"Liri" By Orges Bakalli
10:30

LIRI

“LIRI” focuses on life after the Serbo-Croation Conflict. Among many problems was the inability to give you the right to go to school. At a time where you would go to prison for expressing yourself through art, one man escapes communist Albania to pursue his passion.

Spring 2011

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Immigration
Society & Politics
Living in Cinema
"Living in Cinema" by Alex Casimir
8:28

Living in Cinema

Alex Casimir Directed by
Alex Casimir

Living life can be fun especially if you

embrace the fantastic. Alex talks about his love for film, and his desire to be a director.

Mentor: Luke Francy

 

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Los Fuertes
"Los Fuertes" by Catherine Cruz
7:07

Los Fuertes

What makes a strong woman? Catherine takes us into her world, where strength and love have helped her and her family members overcome difficult challenges.

Mentor: Emily Batista (Fall 2011 Lab)

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Made In Amerika
"Made In Amerika" by Orges Bakalli
10:24

Made In Amerika

How do you maintain tradition while attempting to assimilate? Ilir Bushati, a recent Albanian immigrant struggles with this question as he attempts to maintain his position as breadwinner of the household. When he is scammed out of his family’s savings, he is sent on a journey to reclaim what he has lost.

Mentor: Joseph Di Mattia

F. John Outcalt Award Films
My Skin
"My Skin" by Emily Batista
6:54

My Skin

Emily Batista was born with a rare skin disorder that caused her to grow up experiencing bullying, shame and profound depression. Surrounded by love from her family, and friends she has been able to turn that pain into strength – as she shares with us what it’s like to live in her own skin.

Fall 2011

Equality & Discrimination
F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
On My Way
"On My Way" by Faith Robinson
8:05

On My Way

Faith has dreams of one day moving to California for college. She dreams of becoming an actress, director, and producer, but will he family stand in the way of that dream?

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Rouge Blood
"Rouge Blood" by Stephanie Cherng
9:30

Rouge Blood

Stephanie Cherng Directed By
Stephanie Cherng

A stirring portrait of a father’s escape from Cambodia and how it shaped his life forever.

Fall 2012

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Immigration
Schmeducation
"Scmeducation" by Max Bayarsky
9:28

Schmeducation

A student skeptical of the education he has undertaken, filmmaker Max Bayarsky interviews subjects that may be able to enlighten him with reasons as to why school is so important.

Mentor: Carl Deal

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Strength
"Strength" by Asta Cummings
5:37

Strength

Asta Cummings Directed by
Asta Cummings

A film about a young woman who fights to overcome her struggles of being born with Cerebral Palsy as well as coping with the death of her mother.

Fall 2012

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Identity
Temporary Home
"Temporary Home" Julianna Negron
6:53

Temporary Home

Julianna Negron Directed by
Julianna Negron

In this moving documentary, Julianna shows us what it’s like to be a teenager without a permanent home.

Fall 2012

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
The Happiness Project
"The Happiness Project" by Doris Liang
6:26

The Happiness Project

Does money buy happiness?  Doris doesn’t think so.   Join her as she tries to understand her mother’s obsession with finding happiness through spending money.

Mentors: Corinne Colgan

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
This is: Connections
"This is: Connections" by Dexter Dugar Jr
8:12

This is: Connections

The New York subway system provides Dexter a means to escape the world above, connecting him to a difficult past and a promising future.

Mentor: Ben Lawal

F. John Outcalt Award Films
Family, Divorce & Loss
Trio from the Industrial Elite
"Trio from the Industrial Elite" by Vlada Pimenova
8:15

Trio from the Industrial Elite

Vlada Pimenova Directed By
Vlada Pimenova

An exploration of the inhumane practices of three major industries. What if the victims looked and sounded a bit more like us? Would we better understand their pain? Would we want to do more to help?

Spring 2012

Equality & Discrimination
F. John Outcalt Award Films
Identity
Society & Politics

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