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Competition Documentary Shorts

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Each year, so many great documentary shorts come our way that it’s impossible to fit them all into the opening slots for our documentary competition features. This outstanding feature-length “X Real” program was created to showcase some of our favorites. Don’t be surprised if any of these are being discussed come Oscar® time next year: they are that special and that good!

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A Concerto is a Conversation

Directed by: Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers

USA, 2021, 13m

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Kris Bowers—virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer—tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather, from Jim Crow Florida to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

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The Rifleman

Directed by: Sierra Pettengill

USA, 2021, 19m

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Harlon Carter is the man who transformed the NRA from sports club to lobbyist powerhouse. Was it a move that was for the betterment of the country?

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Shots in the Dark with David Godlis

Directed by: Lewie Kloster and Noah Kloster

USA, 2020, 7m

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More mixed media madness from the Kloster Brothers (“Legal Smuggling with Laurie Lindeen,” FFF 2019). This time the pair focus on David Godlis, who worked as the unofficial photographer at CBGB’s, documenting the burgeoning NYC punk scene of the 1970s.

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Snowy

Directed by: Kaitlyn Schwalje and Alexander Lewis

USA, 2021, 13m

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Uncle Larry loves his tiny turtle more than anything. After over a decade, it is time for Snowy to enjoy a life bigger than his terrarium.

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A Broken House

Directed by: Jimmy Goldblum

USA, 2020, 20m

In English and Arabic with English subtitles

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Jimmy Goldblum (Tomorrow We Disappear, Grand Jury Award winner for Best Documentary Feature, FFF 2015) returns to the festival with this poignant tale of Mohamad Hafez, who received a single-entry visa to study in the USA. After civil war broke out in Syria, Hafez has no idea if he will ever be able to return home again.

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Meltdown in Dixie

Directed by: Emily Harrold

USA, 2021, 40m

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Owners of an ice cream shop in South Carolina soon learn that getting a Confederate flag removed, even in the wake of the Charleston Massacre, is not an easy task when the Sons of the Confederacy are involved.