Movie Screening

BCIFF  Screening 

26th November – 30th November

August – October Season 

Oakdale, 1959

Directed By Josh Garvin

In a sleepy suburb in 1959, Chuck learns that his life may not be as Rockwellian as it may appear. He discovers that his mother has committed suicide, and that society demands that some tragedies be kept in the dark.

La Brouette

Directed By Josh Garvin

A woman’s dark secret is revealed on her small family farm.

Mountain

Directed By Harrison Fleming

Four retired mountaineers reminisce and boast about the crippling injuries they sustained attempting to conquer a mythical mountain in their youth. Their nostalgic ramblings turn to horrors as their wounds seek to consume them.

Song of the Same Night

Directed By Kary H Sarrey, Jason J Sarrey, Jay Rho, Ryan Foregger, Yong Duk Jhun, Lai Tsz Yeung Alson

How do five strangers scattered across the world find solace in each other during a global pandemic? An new social media platform and the international language of song.

Sole Mates

Directed By Brooke deRosa

A micro-short love story

Ice on the Pond

Directed By Graham Northrup

Music video for Paige Northrup’s original song “Ice on the Pond”

You Are Not Alone

Directed By Lyndal Redman

A journey of heartbreak over the loss of a child and the joy as one woman finally gives birth to her rainbow baby.

You Are Not Alone is a story of loss and grief and the things we don’t talk about after a miscarriage. It explores how miscarriage mentally, emotionally and physically impacts women and men, those who have suffered multiple losses and those from different nationalities and backgrounds, as well as the roles social media and religion play in the loneliness.

BLOCKED

Directed By Anntreece Jones

This series surrounds a young lady named April who is abandoned by her mother at a very young age. Left in darkness and she grew in darkness. Her mind has now been molded by hate and a strong repugnance towards God. Her so call friends and new found family have a difficult time getting her to see the light of day. While hiding their own secrets will ultimately leave a bad stain on life that no one will be able to erase, not even God. Only Death will win this series victoriously leaving a sting the world will feel.

Absence of Color.

Directed By Elijah Winfield

Told through a series of memories, poems, photos, and hallucinations, “Absence of Color” is an exploration of a young man’s psyche, in a world where 99.9% of the population suffers from Monochromacy.

Dr. Monsanto or: How I Learned to Stop Streaming and Love the Virus

Directed By Monica Phillips, Rick Phillips

World leaders convene, vying to save a globe on the brink of shut down due to a novel computer virus – POTUS may need another cup of coffee.

FOOLSPROOF

Directed By Arjun Pala

Two novice criminals are tasked to retrieve incriminating evidence capable of convicting their head honcho boss, but were their heists as foolproof as they had planned?

Foolsproof follows two criminals and their teams as they go head to head to devise the best heist to become the next right hand to their criminal boss, Dot (Anne Kavanagh). Eager to prove themselves for that promotion, this upbeat comedic short heist movie speaks to the competitiveness of the current job climate, while also offering the viewer an escape from it all.

Gratification

Directed By Andrés Hernández Covarrubias

Alfonso is a man who lives immersed in his work and in his own distractions. On the day of his son’s birthday he decides to buy him a gift, however, a series of complications will make him understand the true meaning of affection.

Andrew’s Parallel Worlds

Directed By Angela En-Yu Lao

Evilvirus separated them after the graduation show… Every school became online-school. After ten years of self-quarantine, Andrew was very happy to release his mask and wrote a long poetry-letter to his dream girl Cloudamanleia. After they met again, they started to go world-travel. They even traveled to many other worlds, like Desireland, Catland, Veggie Planet, etc.. He hoped that he could have a good relationship with Cloud through their journeys… Sometimes he travels with Cloud, sometimes he travels alone, sometimes he travels with his pet, the black cat named Black.

Satisfaction

Directed By Yvonne Sewankambo

An embarrassing incident forces a woman to choose between sheltering her surprise witness and finding her sexual voice.

Note: SATISFACTION is one of the inaugural winners of the Fivefor5 film fund – an initiative that gives five Ugandan female filmmakers an opportunity to make a short film by covering their production costs.

The Way

Directed By Dastan Khalili (DGA)

13 years ago, Jane Arcs was condemned to death after brutally killing her opponent in a underground street fight. Now, in just 24 hours, Jane will be executed for her crime. During her 13 years on Death Row, Jane has undergone a major evolution under the tutelage of a fellow inmate and Qi Gong Master Xin, learning the way of Qi Gong and ostensibly gaining supernatural abilities. As the day of her execution arrives, Jane embraces her punishment in the spirit of transformation. Max Stone, Jane’s boyfriend as well as correctional officer and part of the execution tie down team, has very different ideas. He is willing to do anything to save Jane. Will he kill others to save her life? Or will Jane help him to see the light and to let her go? The Way, climaxes as the essence of spirit collides with the raw power of desire, ultimately bring the audience full circle in seeing how both are essential to being human.

The Point of Circles: Visions of Experience

Directed By Andrew Spinks

When aliens come to Earth looking for a member of their own species, all hell breaks loose.

The Pianist

Directed By Kaia Hathaway

After finding an abandoned piano in the alley, this 10-year-old boy follows his passion for music despite the challenges life throws at him. He must overcome bullying, an unhealthy family life, and the lack of wealth. He will stop at nothing to pursue a life as a pianist.

Getting It

Directed By Tom Heard

Jamie (Tom Heard) is a singer whose cabaret partner and boyfriend dumped him a year ago. Since then, he has angrily shut out the world, licking his wounds and always putting himself first. His best friend Elaine (Sharron Bower) has had it, and calls out his selfishness, which only hurts Jamie and pushes him further inward. Jamie’s neighbor, Ben, (Donato De Luca) is a poet who is reeling from the devastating loss of his mother a year ago, and currently lives like a hermit with his brother, Luke, and sister-in-law, Alicia. When Alicia asks Jamie to reach out to Ben, Jamie sees his opportunity to appear generous and prove Elaine wrong. Slowly, Jamie starts falling for Ben. But has Jamie really changed?

Andrew Ginger/Likes Dogs

Directed By Amber Rose McNeill

Everything in Amile’s life is the same dull note. He’s bored with his job, his friends, himself… that is, until he meets the doting Andrew on an online dating app. Amile quickly falls head over heels for a man he’s never met, seen, or spoken to. A modern fable about the delirium and disillusionment that can accompany dating in the digital age.

 

Planet Earth calling Ana

Directed By Fernando Bonelli

One day, life detaches you from the world. Without a warning. Isolation. It´s just like being alone in Space. This is what happened to Ana. No more albums, no more tours or stages. Music remained inside her, and so did Juan, her love, her Earth. After 3 years, Ana begins to feel strong. But today hasn´t been a good day for her. Today, her light shivers.

The Gate

Directed By Takayuki Kayano

Casual travel scenes of young people and sisters who stayed in KUMAMOTO.

The Red River Flood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Brian Katona

 

Sky So Blue

Directed By Tim Oliver, David L. Trapasso Jr.

The 9/11 Memorial in New York City is a sacred place. The final resting place for many of the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

Follow Tim Oliver on his daily walk to work through the memorial. A walk that becomes a journey of love, hope and survival as Oliver finds five families of 9/11, who relive the final moments of innocent Americans caught up in the terrorist attacks and share their unique perspectives on a divided and pandemic-stricken nation 20 years later.