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HIGHLIGHTS: October 2022 Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
Best Student Film: HOUSE AFTER
Best Documentary: THE HAUNTING MEMORY
Best Direction: I DON’T WANNA GO
Best Performances: A PLACE TO HIDE
Best Cinematography: Abraxas of Emotions: Joy, Anger, Sorrow, and Excitement

Watch the Audience Feedback Video for each film:

THE HAUNTING MEMORY, 9min., USA, Drama

Directed by Ziru Wang
Being haunted by the memory from the Vietnam war for 50 years, Harry Tabak was determined to return to where the battle began.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


I DON’T WANNA GO, 4min., USA, Drama

Directed by Max Vadset
A kid doesn’t want to go to school because he’s worried about the possibility of a school shooting.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


Abraxas of Emotions: Joy, Anger, Sorrow, and Excitement, 11min., South Korea, Expertimental

Directed by Dakyum Breanna Lee
The main character is an artist who is being interviewed about the mysterious creature that she witnessed when she was a little kid. While drawing a composite of the creature, inside her mind, each of the four primary emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, and excitement) portrayed as scientists operate various experiments to test what the mysterious creature is. In the end, the artist realizes something about what the creature and her emotions have in common.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


HOUSE AFTER, 16min,. Canada, Drama/Historical

Directed by Dustin McGladrey
House After is an Indigenous story that takes place in the 1940s in the middle of the second world war in a cabin on the west coast of Canada. We follow a grieving widow and her child as they experience the duality of living an Indigenous life and the
pressures of conformity from the church.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


A PLACE TO HIDE, 11min., USA, Drama

Directed by Eámonn Wrightstone
Charlie and his mother, Laura, are on the brink of poverty, living out of a motel room they rent monthly. His mother, in late-stage dementia, requires constant care; leaving him unable to work. Receiving no help from his absent father, Charlie resorts to sex work at night to get the money he needs to care for his mother.

WATCH HERE – The audience feedback video of the film!


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