Golden Wagon winner:
Rain in a Dry Land by Anne Makepeace
Silver Wagon winner:
Who Gets to Call it
Art? By Peter Rosen
Bronze Wagon winner:
Zahira's Peace by Nina Rosenblum
People's Choice winner for feature length film:
9/12: From Chaos to
People's Choice winner for short film: Zombie-American by
Anna and The Soldier - Narrative Short
Dir. Christian Prettin
The 18-year old Italian girl Anna is haunted by
her past. In 1944 she lost her family in a massacre by the German Wehrmacht.
When one of the soldiers returns six years later, the moment of revenge has
Who Gets To
Call It Art? - Documentary Feature
Henry Geldzahler, an art historian fresh out of
Yale and Harvard, enters the New York scene in 1960, the year JFK was elected.
These were optimistic and exciting times. Artists, living in cheap downtown
lofts were breaking from the influence of Europe and Abstract Expressionism.
Something entirely new was happening. Something purely American.
Zombie-American - Documentary Short
Glen likes to read, do crosswords, and play
basketball. He's on the lookout for a girlfriend. Oh, and one other thing - Glen
is a Zombie-American. A plea for tolerance and acceptance, this educational
documentary will help audiences understand some of the challenges zombies face
in our society.
India? - Documentary Feature
Meet Deepti Paul. She is 27 years old – Indian –
and it’s time to get married. That’s what her parents and extended family think.
Her family believes that Deepti’s only chance at lasting happiness lies in
marrying a South Indian Orthodox Syrian Christian male. And of course, every
relative knows just the right guy for her. And guess what- she has consented to
go to India and give their traditional values a chance. But only on one
condition –she gets to document the entire process.
- Narrative Short
1952, a very strange photo camera. It makes it
possible to steal reality.
But the pictures rebel against the photographer...
Who will win ? The pictures or the photographer ?
Papitas Fritas - Narrative Short
An old man recounts the first twenty-five years of
his life, from his tragic childhood to meeting his great love.
Que Florece - Documentary Feature
The story of a young woman who was gravely injured
in the Madrid train attack of March 11, 2004, her boyfriend and her family as
they face the tragedy of collateral damage in the midst of the dramatic forces
that impacted the world in response to M-11. 'An eye for an eye will make the
whole world blind.' - Mahatma Gandhi
Rising - Narrative Short
Eight New Yorkers and two French tourists become
intimately acquainted when they get trapped together in an elevator in a New
York City skyscraper. Mayhem ensues as the passengers have trouble dealing with
each other and with their own anxieties.
Within - Narrative Short
On a small Greek island in the early 1900's, a
wild orphan boy falls in love with the village mayor's daughter, despite the
differences in their social status. He kidnaps her one night, and makes her his
wife in an ancient, moonlit olive grove by the sea. This is their poignant love
Chaos to Community- Documentary Feature
A portrait of a scrappy group of New Yorkers who
made the immediate decision to put down what they were doing and volunteer at
Ground Zero. Using vibrant footage, emotional interviews, and archival
photography, the film reveals the city within a city that was Ground Zero as it
explores the relationships this diverse group of people formed among themselves
and with the recovery workers they cared for. The unfolding story charts how
their paths crossed and their lives were transformed as they transcended
politics to help heal their city and themselves.
were no Lutherans… Would There Still Be Green JELLO® - Documentary Short
One man. One sign. One hell of an impact. See how
a wacky, offbeat Lutheran pastor changes his corner of the world... and the
local traffic pattern....one church yard sign at a time.
of Juarez-Narrative Feature
Inspired by actual events in Juarez Mexico, where
over three hundred women have been murdered. The story recounts Mariela’s
struggle to bring attention to unsolved and continuing crimes. Mariela becomes
known as The Virgin Of Juarez. A Latino Joan of Arc.
M.Sandoval & Shashi Balooja
Dr. Abbas Imad, Grandma Ariana, and Abbas' lover
Karl, re-define life, love and relationships when Grandma's erratic behavior
proves not to be what it seems.
A quiet night takes a dangerous turn when Julian
receives a frantic phone call from his best friend, Terry, who claims to have
followed his unfaithful fiancée to a seedy hotel on the other side of town. To
make matters worse, he’s staked out the room across the hall from her, gun in
hand. Julian pleads with his friend to stay put while he rushes to avert
disaster. But is Terry truly as desperate as he seems?
Rain in a
Dry Land- Documentary Feature
Rain in a Dry Land is a riveting portrait of
families in transition. After thirteen years in refugee camps, two Somali Bantu
families arrive in twenty-first century America, a world as strange to them as
the moon. Their poetry, humor, and amazing resilience show us our own world
through new eyes.
Mother - Narrative Feature
After losing both parents to a horrible accident,
16 year old Abby and her little brother Ethan move in to their new Foster home.
At first glance it seems their lives have finally taken a turn for the better
when they meet their two new beautiful Foster parents, Eve and Raymond Goode.