Sex & Relationships
72 Hours: A Love Story?
A one-sided love story? the funniest kind.
An Euphoric Relationship
Filmmaker Ileen Gutgarts revisits her first love to ask the ultimate question. She discovers that love is not black and white and that sometimes the answers don’t stop the hurt.
Mentor: Marlo Poras
Blind Love, No Sex
When two young people fall in love, one impulsive decision changes their lives forever.
When a young man returns from war his girlfriend is disappointed to find that he is no longer the loving, soulful musician that he once was.
If U Want To Get Technical
A happily married couple, the white picket fence and two point five kids. As a society, we have trained ourselves to believe that this hetero-normative ideal is what all people should aspire to. But how is life similar or different when the couple in question is two women raising three kids? This film explores one lesbian couple living in Queens and how their family values, their hopes and their dreams are no different than that of any other couple.
Love Is All Around, Or Is It?
Based on my own experience, I had been convinced that true love was for the most part disappearing from the face of our modern, fast-paced, society. I made this film because I wanted to see if I could prove myself otherwise. In the process of hearing stories from people of all walks of life, I realized that I wasn’t alone.
Minds in the Closet
Justice grew up in the predominantly Caribbean neighborhood of East Flatbush. He noticed an overwhelming sense of homophobia in his community and journeyed out to find the reason why.
A simple assignment in class hurls a teenage girl into a whirlwind of pain as she struggles to hide scars her mother can’t see.
No Cinderella Story
No Cinderella Story explores the casual sexuality and longing for romance among teenagers in Staten Island.
Sin Marcha Atras
Teen pregnancy is a problem in the Latino community. Filmmaker Marco Tepox wants to understand why. He talks to teen couples who have seen their hopes and dreams changed forever by pregnancy and looks at the impact on their families as well.
Mentor: Keefe Murren
The Girl Behind The Screen
Confessions of a 15 year old girl that has stolen online identities for over four years. She has finally decided to come clean.
To Have Lived
What is success? We look at the lives of ordinary people: a teacher, a best friend, and a mother. Through their stories the filmmaker realizes success isn’t solely based upon wealth, celebrity, or fame – it’s about inspiring others.
Mentor: Liam Dalzell
Under The Pants
Under the Pants answers the question, “Why do males sag their pants and why do they like it so much?” Answers from people of all walks of life make this documentary lighthearted while still informing others about this trend.
What You Lose
In todays society, sex is everywhere. Teenagers face it on a daily basis and the pressures to “do it” only grow over time. As a virgin, I question what changes will occur after losing my virginity. And when exactly is the “right” age to have sex?