Total running time: 93 minutes

Aurelius Battaglia: Hidden in Plain Sight

Michael T. Miller
USA, 2018, 3 minutes, documentary
A newly restored mural in Washington bears joyful witness to the boundless creative energy of D.C. native Aurelius Battaglia, an illustrator and animator of early Disney films.
In Person: director Michael T. Miller


Eric McEver
China/Japan/USA/Singapore, 2017, 16 minutes, narrative
A paleontologist is hired to prepare the first human time traveler for a journey into pre-history and falls in love with her subject. The film was shot by D.C.-based cinematographer Emilie Silvestri.

Paranormal Girlfriend

Jeanne Hospod
USA, 2018, 3 minutes, animation
In a story inspired by Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band's song of the same name, mysterious forces of attraction inspire quantum-level romance.
In Person: animator Jeanne Hospod

Boys in the Boat

Nive Das and Ted Hornick
USA, 2018, 17 minutes, documentary
A crew of young rowers with intellectual disabilities train to compete in a prestigious regatta.
In Person: filmmakers Renee Bullock, Nive Das, Edwin Flores, Christa Forman, Adesola Fasaro, JJ Luceno, and Athletes Without Limits coach Patrick Johnson

Birth of Afrobeat

Opiyo Okeyo
USA, 2018, 7 minutes, documentary
A tribute to drum legend Tony Allen's contributions to the birth of Africa's most exported music genre, Afrobeat.
In Person: director Opiyo Okeyo

John Mendez—The Bridge

Mike Kuba
USA, 2018, 15 minutes, documentary
Dedicated to ending homelessness, a street outreach worker in Montgomery County, Md., is driven to find a home for every person living on the streets.
In Person: director Mike Kuba

The Pick Up

Giovanna Chesler
USA, 2018, 10 minutes, narrative
When her mother picks up a mysterious jogger, sullen teen Melanie's unexpected trip home from swim practice takes her on a bumpy ride facing adulthood.
In Person: director Giovanna Chesler

Space to Explore

Katherine DuBois
USA, 2018, 14 minutes, documentary
Against the arches and spires of the Utah desert, aerospace engineer Natalie Panek reconciles life's challenges in her pursuit of space travel.
In Person: director Katherine DuBois

We Are Now

Kevin Akakpo, Carlos Escobar, Kim Gonzalez-Ramirez, Verite Igiraneza, Merry Hailegeorgies, Yohannes Gezahegn, Gabe Hoekman, Juliet Marschall
USA, 2018, 8 minutes, documentary
Produced by eight high school students from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, We Are Now showcases the wave of youth-led activism sweeping the country.
In Person: Producers from Gandhi Brigade Youth Media


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