Sexy Laundry

12:00 > Poland > 2015> USA premiere

Director: Izabela Plucinska

Synopsis: How can the flames of desire be rekindled after 25 years of married life?  The answer is made entirely through the use of modeling clay.

AWARD WINNER: BEST ANIMATION


Putting on the Dish

6:15 > UK > 2015 > NYC premiere

Director: Brian Fairbairn & Karl Eccleston

Synopsis: Two strangers on a park bench strike up a conversation about life, love, sex and the hostile world they find themselves in as gay men. They speak in Polari – an extinct form of gay slang used in Britain in the first half of the 20th century.

Listen

13:00 > Denmark/Finland > 2014

Director: Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni

Synopsis: Copenhagen.  A police station.  A foreign woman wearing a burka is there with her young son to file a complaint.  Yet it seems the translator is not willing to report what she is saying.

AWARD WINNER: BEST OF FEST & AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM A

La Tete de L'Emploi

7:15 > France > 2015 > NYC premiere

Director: Wilfried Meance

Synopsis:A recently unemployed 55-year-old interviews with his 30-year-old job counselor.  They were made for each other.

AWARD WINNER: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE


German Shepherd

9:30 > Sweden > 2014

Director: Nils Bergendal

Synopsis: As a Jew growing up in the US, David's vision of Germany was shaped by the stories of his Holocaust-survivor mother.  Later in life, he reflects on whether it is possible to overcome this history.

AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY


If I was God

8:30 > Canada > 2014 > NYC premiere

Director: Cordell Barker

Synopsis: While dissecting a frog in Biology class, a 12-year-old boy who senses the approaching power of adulthood speculates about what he would do if he were God.

Casitas

9:00 > Spain > 2014 > NYC premiere

Directors: Javier Marco

Synopsis: Carlos and Marta are living the life they've always dreamed of with a house, a dog and a baby on the way.  But there's no such thing as a perfect life.

AWARD WINNER: BEST COMEDY & AUDIENCE CHOICE PROGRAM B

Carface

4:30 > Canada > 2015 > NYC premiere

Director: Claude Cloutier

Synopsis: A scathing satire of the power of Big Oil, this is a musical comedy on a grand scale with a choir of cars singing and dancing while industrial civilization imperils the planet.

2015 Festival

2015 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS  (in alphabetical order)


Thirst

14:15 > Israel > 2014 > NYC premiere

Director: Guy Sahaf

Synopsis: Two friends go on a hike in the desert and something hidden emerges in their friendship.  One of them wants more than the other is able to give.

AWARD WINNER: BEST LGBT

The Soldier

9:15 > UK / South Africa > 2014 > NYC premiere

Director: Will Hanke & Jacques Strauss

Synopsis:South Africa, 1974. A war raging in the north has spilled over the South African border, threatening the lives of a rural farming community. Two young friends decide to go hunting, changing their lives forever.

Portfolio

16:00> Russia > 2015 > USA premiere

Director: Nikita Tamarov

Synopsis: A funeral contractor executes a family's wishes, as long as it remains within the budget.

Made of Clay

10:00 > United Arab Emirates > 2015> World premiere

Director: Fayssal Bin Sahli

Synopsis: Ahmed, a passionate young stop-motion artist wants to pursue his dream but finds it difficult to do so because of his father's views on his art.

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The Bravest, The Boldest

17:00> USA > 2014

Director: Moon Molson

Synopsis A young mother in a Harlem housing project realizes the arrival of two Army officers brings news she can't allow herself to accept.

 AWARD WINNER: BEST DRAMA

Marta Rosa

9:30 > Mexico > 2015 > NYC premiere

Director: Barbara Cigarroa

Synopsis: Immediately following the death of her young child, a rural Mexican woman must struggle to persevere through both her own internal grief and the harsh realities of the world around her.

AWARD WINNER: BEST STUDENT