The Spanish filmmaker’s reflection on identity and cinema was lauded by the likes of Matt Jackson while Shandrea Evan’s spotlight on the transformative power of connection and community won the Audience Award
Winner of the Audience Award 2023. Feeling homesick after moving to Los Angeles, a young woman begrudgingly visits her great aunt where she discovers friendship, communal history, and her new city through a fresh lens
The Russian Table transpires over New Years Eve, as a Soviet emigre family gathers together to celebrate the traditional holiday, however there are things that trouble this family and the night ends on a less than celebratory note
He Died of an Illness Called Life is a story about the importance of the things we leave within the people we love rather than with them. Through the perspectives of both a Father and Daughter, this film explores the idea of the limited time as an adult and the eagerness of desire as a child
Winner of the Jury Award 2023. Oblivious to the fact she is running on empty, a relatively young woman sets up to success as she leaves her LA apartment for a last-minute request. Spoiler: nothing goes according to her plan
In the near future as Earth has increasingly become uninhabitable, Lumi, a former ballet dancer from Los Angeles, is left behind to discover that the end is only the beginning through a mysterious entity living among her
On a journey of self-exploration to find himself in Los Angeles, a young man goes around visiting cornerstones of the Black community: the barbershop, the farmers market, Leimert Park. Underneath we hear a poem about how this world has shaped his internal identity.