Synopsis: Short Narrative:
CANADA Short Narrative, Canadian Program, 8 min.
Directors- Xstine Cook, Jesse Gouchey Writer- Xstine Cook, Jesse Gouchey, Mitcholos Touchie, Producer- Xstine Cook
A poetic and transformative journey of a young man’s physical, mental, and spiritual struggle to return to his son through the criminal justice system. Created by animating spray-painted murals frame-by-frame, Cree artist Jesse Gouchey painted each frame on large outdoor surfaces over a period of seven years in numerous locations across Alberta and BC.
THE SOUND OF US
US Feature Documentary 2 hrs.
Director- Chris Gero Writers, Producers-Chris Gero, Sara Bachler
Music is the sound of truth, the sound of hope. It is the sound of unity and courage. During this critical time in history, the profound truth remains that music is the great, universal language. “The Sound of Us” chronicles a series of wide-ranging, diverse stories that exemplify the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit.
INTO THE CIRCLE
US Short Documentary, Native American Short Program, 18 min.
Directors- Meg Griffiths, Scott Faris Producer- Meg Griffiths
Into the Circle tells the story of a resilient Indigenous family, their journey through life-altering tragedy, and the community that helped them reconnect with their Lakota heritage.
US Student Film, 12 min.
Director & Writer-Rebecca Snowden Producers-Michaela Tonack, Kat Vander Zwaag
In a room closed off from the world, a climber prepares to scale mountains through VR simulations. When they take on the final assessment of their training, a glitch in the system forces them to push their limits and grapple with their doubts, both in and out of the simulated world