First Night Program
November 5, 2010 - 7:00pm
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Naiá e a Lua
Young Indian Naia falls in love with the moon after listening to the story on how the stars in the sky came to be.
Zaira is a little Iraqi girl who collects daisies every day in a park in Baghdad for a friend who is missing.
Rob & Valentyna in Scotland
A lost American travels with his long-lost Ukrainian cousin to the Highlands of Scotland.
2010 JURY PRIZE--LUMINARIA AWARD (Best Cinematography)
During an opulent and luxurious banquet, complete with hordes of servers and valets, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage.
2010 JURY PRIZE--RED CITATION HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Opposite views on immigration are illustrated by two unlikely adversaries as they fix pay phones in Laredo, Texas.
Breaking with her own culture, a Norwegian-Pakistani girl escapes the force marriage her family has planned for her.
Who said that the old are the first to die? In this tiny rest home, they secretly take care of each other. While everyone enjoys the rituals of everyday life, they want to do more than just wait for death!
A US soldier spends a last evening wiht her husband and children before being deployed to Afghanistan.
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe, but enough shadows to blind those who don't"
November 6, 2010 - 2:00pm
Charlie and the Rabbit
Charlie, a 4-year-old and lover of Bugs Bunny decides to go hunt a rabbit of his own.
In My Prison
A prisoner can no longer endure the oppressive atmosphere found inside the prison and so he devises a plan to end his troubles and finally find tranquillity.
Me, You, a Bag & Bamboo
A little girl's voice weaves us through the melancholic minds of Clifford and Chun Li, two strangers sharing a park bench.
Madagascar, A Journey Diary
A journey diary that redraws the trip of a European traveler confronted with Famadihana customs.
The Butterfly Circus
2010 JURY PRIZE--BRONZE MEDAL
AUDIENCE AWARD, BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way.
"You have to to your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."
Second Night Program
November 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
2010 JURY PRIZE--SILVER MEDAL
Set in a 1970s coastal town, follow Andy, a gutsy 8 year-old boy who is forced to break out of his make-believe superhero world to deal with playground bullies.
2010 JURY PRIZE--HORIZON AWARD
With the help of a police psychologist, two teenagers resconstruct the events that led them to brutally murder their friend.
Fábrica de muñecas
Anna works in a doll factory. Her whole life she revolves around performing mechanical motions to put the dolls eyes. But a small change at her work changed her life forever.
A 19th-century inventor is close to perfecting motion pictures but doesn't want to reveal his invention to the public until he can show films with sound and color.
2010 GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER
After a game of hide-and-seek, 11-year-old Aaron is hypnotized to solve the mystery of his missing friend.
Toute ma vie
Alessandra is walking in the city when she is hailed by a man she doesn't recognize. even though he keeps telling her about important moments of her life, his face remains totally unknown to her.
2010 JURY CITATIONS--BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS
A couple that are very successful in their jobs and at the same time have a drinking problem try to manage their love life, their social life and their jobs.
2010 JURY PRIZE--KUROSAWA AWARD (Creative Excellence)
BEST SOUND DESIGN
Police chase an armed criminal in a version of Los Angeles comprised entirely of corporate logos.
"The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves."