First Night Program
November 6, 2009 - 7:00pm
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True Beauty This Night
Last night, Rhett Somers met the love of his life. She just doesn’t know it yet.
JURY AWARD--BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
After spending nearly three years as a partisan fighter in the wilderness a soldier is sent home.
After their mutual friends cancel at the last second, two couples that have never met survive an unforgettable evening of embarrassing moments, inappropriate behavior and hidden agendas.
2009 JURY AWARD--BRONZE MEDAL
JURY AWARD--BEST SOUND DESIGN
Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in an antique toy shop window.
Harry really wants a rabbit. Harry's Dad really wants his wife back. And somehow in the middle of all this wanting, they both seem to have forgotten that they already have each other.
2009 LUMINARIA AWARD (Best Cinematography)
JURY AWARD--BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The title means "sent to work." This is the reality that millions of extremely young children face in present day Africa.
A middle class American family must fight for survival in a nation being torn apart by the lack of water.
2009 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
JURY AWARD--BEST EDITING
Some people make ignorant choices that harm others, yet never seem to suffer the consequences themselves - until they do.
Our Neck of the Woods
Bob Underwood's mundane life manufacturing plastic lawn-ornament deer is disrupted by an enchanting Georgian (the country) refugee whom Bob decides to rescue--whether she needs it or not.
A young woman, grieving the death of her adoptive mother, tries to track down her natural mother to find a replacement.
Second Night Program
November 7, 2009 - 7:00pm
A random act of malice sets in motion a domino run of coincidences and catastrophes turning one man's ordinary day into a living nightmare.
Cikorja an’ kafe
2009 KUROSAWA AWARD FOR CREATIVE EXCELLENCE
The story turns on a small deception - since they were married, instead of the real thing, the wife has always made Chicory (a cheap substitute for Coffee) for her husband. He never catches on to the deception.
2009 RED CITATION HUMANITARIAN AWARD
JURY AWARD--BEST SCREENPLAY
A traumatized teenage marine forms an unlikely bond with a rebellious young girl at his homecoming party.
O Pintor de Ceos
From the darkness of the lost cliffs, a crazy painter, marked by his past, and his faithul assistant try to find a solution against perpetual storms.
2009 JURY AWARD--SILVER MEDAL
JURY AWARD--BEST ACTRESS
Who knew prom could be so painful?
Loveís labor is lost at an auto dealership when misplaced affections lead to tragedy and self-discovery.
Caught up in the middle of a divorce, shark obsessed oddball Boris persuades his parents to take him to the coast where a shark has been sighted, seeing it as the perfect opportunity to get them back together.