Jul 30
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The Coral Keepers
30 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION WORLD PREMIERE SYNOPSIS How can ordinary people appreciate the life-sustaining force of the oceans when most of us don’t dive beneath the surface? A nonprofit in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary has taken on this question by training youth to become scientific divers. The students in Dive-N2-Life have a passion for conservation born from assisting with research on everything from the ecological role of sharks to a devastating coral disease infecting the Keys. https://vimeo.com/350099170 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium CREDITS Directors: Eilish Nobes (will attend the festival), Darlien Morales Writers: Eilish Nobes,…
Jul 31
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Float
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS In the ultra-competitive indoor sport of flying elite, stunningly-designed model airplanes, a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne. A tale about obsession and passion, about camaraderie and competition, about time and beauty, Float is a documentary that is as much about the intricacies of the sport and the science as the complexity of the people involved. https://vimeo.com/18557380 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Phil Kibbe Writers: Phil Kibbe, Ben Saks Producers: Ben Saks, Laura Heberton FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature Length: 81 min…
Aug 2
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Freedom & Unity / Conversations from the Open Road
2 Aug, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Freedom & Unity: A collection of 8 short films from local Vermont teens, selected from the winners of the statewide Freedom & Unity TV Competition. The films illuminate their lives, passions and interests in their home state. Conversations from the Open Road: Chicago: Public Schools Closures, a collection of 5 shorts, shot on location in The Windy City. Q&A with the filmmakers will follow. SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Screening Room CREDITS Directors: Various (Several will attend the festival) Writers: Various Producers: Various FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Length: 82 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 31
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Liyana
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A Swazi girl embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. Their fictional character’s journey is interwoven with poetic and observational documentary scenes to create a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjT9RtV9gs4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 1:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This film is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 10+] CREDITS Directors: Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp…
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The Pollinators
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS The Pollinators follows migratory beekeepers and their bees throughout a growing season, joining them as they stop at farms to pollinate the myriad of plants and trees that depend upon honey bees to grow and produce our food. Throughout the journey, the film will meet farmers, scientists, chefs and academics to give perspective on this complex food system that we all depend on. https://vimeo.com/333561076 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00 am Dana Auditorium WINNER Gaia Prize for Environmental Filmmaking CREDITS Director: Peter Nelson (will attend the festival) Producers: Sally Roy (will attend the festival),…
Jul 31
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Storm Boy
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS A young boy lives a lonely life with his reclusive father on a desolate Australian coastline, but when he forms a close bond with a pelican, Mr. Percival, his life takes a new and unexpected turn. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZlOXR75Bx4 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 am Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family Day [Ages 8+] CREDITS Director: Shawn Seet Writer: Justin Monjo Producers: Matthew Street, Michael Boughen FILM INFORMATION Genre: Narrative Feature Length: 99 min Location: Australia Language: English Walk-Up Tickets Available Day of Show @ Marquis Theatre Under 8…
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Tito and the Birds
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Tito is a shy 10-year-old boy who lives with his mother. Suddenly, an unusual epidemic starts to spread, making people sick whenever they get scared. Tito quickly discovers that the cure is somehow related to his missing father’s research on bird songs. He embarks on a journey to save the world from the epidemic with his friends. Tito’s search for the antidote becomes a quest for his missing father and for his own identity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aMR9dWWar0 SCREENING INFORMATION Kids & Family Day Wednesday, August 21, 2019 4:00 pm Marquis Main NOTE: This screening is part of MNFF’s Kids & Family…
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Two Balloons
31 Jul, 2019. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
PREMIERE DESIGNATION VERMONT PREMIERE SYNOPSIS Two adventurous lemurs navigate their dirigibles halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten to disrupt their reunion. https://vimeo.com/225176294 SCREENING INFORMATION Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30 pm Twilight Hall CREDITS Director: Mark Smith Writer: Mark Smith Producer: Mark Smith FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated Short Length: 9 min Location: USA Language: English
Jul 30
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The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales
30 Jul, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3QkSzpNGW8 SYNOPSIS Adapted from Renner's own comics, “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” is drawn as a play with three acts chronicling different animal tales. Renner’s hand-drawn 2-D animation style sends these characters on laugh-out-loud adventures that are action-packed from start to finish. SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:00 am Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert Writer: Benjamin Renner, Jean Regnaud Producers: Thibaut Ruby, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, Vincent Tavier FILM INFORMATION Genre: Animated Feature Family Length: 83 min Location: France Language: French [w/English subtitles]
Aug 2
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Science Fair
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=LioMHa_F-gg SYNOPSIS Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair and the grand prize of $75,000. Only one will be named "Best in Fair." SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster Writer: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett Producers: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster, Jeff Plunkett, Daniel Eilemberg, Isaac Lee, Keith Summa FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Kids & Family Length: 90 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 2
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Through the Windmill
2 Aug, 2018. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
https://vimeo.com/267511415 SYNOPSIS Through the Windmill looks at the history of miniature golf in the United States and how it has evolved over the last 100 years. The film explores the unique, family-friendly roadside attractions and the people who design, build and operate them. SCREENING INFORMATION Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00 pm Marquis Main CREDITS Director: Amanda Kulkoski (will attend the festival) Writer: Amanda Kulkoski Producers: Amanda Kulkoski FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Feature, Kids & Family Length: 80 min Location: USA Language: English
Aug 1
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The ‘F’ Word
1 Aug, 2017. 0 Comments. . Posted By: Gorilla Web
SYNOPSIS Failure is the “F” word and academic failure is a shameful topic that many students feel the effects of but never openly discuss with their peers. What does it feel like to be a struggling student in an academically rigorous school? This short documentary traces the filmmaker’s journey to understand her failures and how the educational system works in unpredictable ways. SCREENING INFORMATION Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017 Time: 10:30 am Location: Dana Auditorium CREDITS Director: Sasha Whittle (will attend the Festival) Writer: Sasha Whittle Producer: Sasha Whittle FILM INFORMATION Genre: Documentary Short, Family Length: 16 min Location: USA…