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  • Maggie
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    Maggie

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    "Exuberantly nonsensical debut from South Korea’s Yi Okseop"

    Busan International Film Festival
    International Film Festival Rotterdam
    Fantasia International Film Festival

    Stylish and surreal, Yi Okseop's bold debut feature is part relationship drama, part sci-fi, part comedic satire, and a lot m...

  • Una Banda De Chicas (A Girl's Band)

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    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Mar del Plata Film Festival
    FRAMELINE, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

    Una Banda De Chicas (A Girl's Band) sees former punk band bassist, Marilina Giménez, documenting women's bands from across Argentina, showing their struggles and achieveme...

  • Our Body

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    "one of the year’s most notable Korean independent features.” Screendaily

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Busan International Film Festival

    After dedicating years of her life studying for the public official exam, Ja-young (Moon Choi) suddenly loses interest and makes the difficult decision...

  • While We Are Here
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    While We Are Here

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    Rotterdam International Film Festival
    Art of the Real
    Montreal International Documentary Festival

    A hybrid form of documentary, fiction, travelogue and letters makes for a compelling film diary in While We Are Here. The film focuses on Lamis, a Lebanese woman, who has just moved to New York and...

  • Elena
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    Elena

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    "a mesmerizing, artful and emotional piece of filmmaking that consistently surprises and awes in its sensitivity." The Playlist

    SXSW Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    Dreamlike, lyrical and haunting, Petra Costa’s deeply personal film document...

  • Sashinka
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    Sashinka

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    Seattle International Film Festival
    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal
    Whistler Film Festival

    When young, up-and-coming, musician Sasha receives a surprise visit from her mother just as she's about to perform one of the biggest shows of her career, she is forced confront a past she's worked ...

  • 180 Degree Rule
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    180 Degree Rule

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    Toronto International Film Festival
    BFI London Film Festival
    Fajr Film Festival

    Based on real events, director Farnoosh Samadi's provocative debut feature is an incise and powerful examination of Iranian patriarchal society. Sahar Dolatshahi plays Sara, a school teacher from Tehran who is prepar...

  • Queerama
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    Queerama

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    "...a heartening celebration of progress and a cautionary reminder of all the broken lives and lonely hearts trampled along the way." Screendaily

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    IDFA
    Seattle International Film Festival

    This expertly edited compilation of archive footage from 1919 to the present, from both d...

  • Band Ladies

    2 seasons

    Winner Montreal Independent Film Festival
    Winner First Glance Film Festival

    Band Ladies is a darkly comedic digital original series about an uptight homemaker, a disillusioned lawyer, a desperate artist, an infertile millionaire and a love-sick flake, who turn their monthly Book Club into a Punk...

  • Hedgehog
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    Hedgehog

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    Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    LA Indie Film Fest

    An aspiring young comic, Ali (Madeline Brewer from “Orange is The New Black) is haunted by her father’s comedy legacy, and often hides behind the possibility of failure when it comes to taking any chances on advancing her career. In an ef...

  • Jaha's Promise
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    Jaha's Promise

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    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    CPH:DOX
    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Jaha's Promise tells the remarkable story of activist Jaha Dukureh, as she returns home to Gambia from the U.S. to campaign against the female genital mutilation practices that almost destroyed her life. Having endured the devastating impact o...

  • Born in Evin
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    Born in Evin

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    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs Film Festival
    IDFA

    Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Over forty years have passed since th...

  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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    "A powerful work of activist cinema." Toronto Star

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Montreal International Documentary Festival
    DOXA Documentary Film Festival

    On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural propert...

  • Birth of a Family
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    Birth of a Family

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    "A revelatory documentary, Birth of a Family is a family-reunion doc unlike any you’ve seen before." POV Magazine

    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Edmonton International Film Festval

    In this deeply moving feature-length documentary from filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, three sisters and a brother m...

  • Gun Runners
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    Gun Runners

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    "Gun Runners is a contextual, intimate look inside a world most of us know nothing about." The Globe and Mail

    Hot Docs
    Palm Strings Film Festval

    Director Anjali Nayar's fascinating, inspirational film follows two former warriors from Northern Kenya. Julius Arile and Robert Matanda, as they look...

  • Angels Wear White
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    Angels Wear White

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    Toronto International Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival
    Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Winner of the Best Director at Golden Horse Awards, director Vivian Qu pens a thoughtful story on security, solidarity, and abuse. As main character Mia struggles with the responsibility of knowing ...

  • Girls' Encounter
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    Girls' Encounter

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    "The filmmaking debut of actress-turned-writer/director Yûka Eda, it might be the latest recent Japanese effort to take on female yearning and marginalisation, but this involving feature is a mature addition to the growing thematic subgenre." - Screen Daily

    Hong Kong International Film Festival
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  • Dhalinyaro (Youth)
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    Dhalinyaro (Youth)

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    Lulu Ali Ismail's directorial debut pens the beautiful and poetic coming of age story of Hibo, Asma, and Deka, three girls navigating their final high school semester. The blossoming young women question what it means to be educated in Djibouti and where class separates them as they select school...

  • Rent a Friend
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    Rent a Friend

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    Tokyo International Film Festival

    Writer director Mayu Akiyama’s debut film is a fresh and surprising romantic drama focussed on an unusual relationship. When aspiring journalist Nasa (Eri Tokunaga) meets 'friend-for-hire' Sota (Atsushi Hashimoto) she decides to engage his services with a view t...

  • Wander Life
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    Wander Life

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    Wander Life is a tender portrait of middle school for introverts. Hinano, a soft spoken and unassuming student, hides from her school mates in fear of being bullied. One day, seeking shelter at the school's infirmary, Hinano befriends her school nurse Shindo. The two confide in each other and Shi...

  • Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger

    Toronto International Film Festival

    "In 65 minutes, numerous issues involved in Indigenous community and government relations are deftly explained to give space to this important fight for basic human rights for Indigenous children." - NOW Toronto

    The story of Jordan River Anderson, an Indigeno...

  • Second Star On The Right

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    "Second Star on the Right winningly captures our varying levels of maturation and individualism, with beauty and style." Film Inquiry

    Palm Springs International Film Festival
    Inside Out LGBT Film Festival

    Emilia is a 30-something bisexual woman who teaches acting classes to children, but is tr...

  • The Road Forward
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    The Road Forward

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    Hot Docs Film Festival
    imagineNATIVE Film Festival

    Marie Clement's The Road Forward is a musical documentary that utilizes numerous filmmaking techniques to powerful effect. Using the story of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as its focal point, this particularly distincti...

  • The Smart Studios Story

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    SXSW

    Wendy Schneider’s illuminating documentary pays tribute to the history of Madison, Wisconsin-based recording studio, Smart Studios and its connection to the global rise of Alternative Rock in the 1990s. Featuring fantastic archive material and contributions from its founders and many of the...