As films are accepted for the festival throughout the year, they will be listed below alphabetically. The final schedule will be posted no later than two weeks before the festival.
IT'S A MESS
A homeless man (VIncent D'Onofrio) with a troubled past...two young sisters with a dark secret...part modern day fairytale, part ode to the solitud of New York City night. It's A Mess is a study of the loneliness that comes from knowing that in this "civilized" world, innocence and evil are separated by a time that dissipates after sunset.
Co-written and Directed by award winning filmmaker Frank Prinzi and starring Emmy Award winner Vincent D'Onofrio, It's A Mess is a beautifully dark fantasy with themes that are all too real - lonely, damaged and defeated people searching for any morsel of compassion and meaning in life.
A young writer's life is mysteriously impacted through his writing about an inncient girl at your every day high school who falls prey to a handsome predator in a position of power.
After being bullied on social media and at school, if she can't get out before it's too late, lives will come crashing down.
(Poland, Papua New Guinea)
Dominika Kulczyk reaches out to Papua New Guinea, where she meets local people who have killed others, including children, in order to follow local customs that have been practiced for ages.
According to their local beliefs, witches and their evil powers are always blamed for death. Witchraft accusations usually concern those most vulnerable - women and children. Punishment is directed toward not only the accused, but their entire family. Terrifying punishments, including the death penalty, occur on an everyday basis.