During Japan's surrender at the end of World War II, numerous swords were confiscated by American officers. In order to better understand the past and build a bridge between cultures in the present, a filmmaker attempts to return one of these surrendered swords to its original owner.
Written by Austin Journey
Directed by Brad Bennett, Jonah Guelzo, Austin Journey, Paul Ufema
More Than Words
Rachel and Nick return to their hometown to greet friends and family after Nick's recent diagnosis with a rare brain disorder...
Produced by Tripp Townsend, Regina Bang, Javier Del Olmo
Written by Gabriel Alicto Chavez
Directed by Gabriel Alicto Chavez
Survival, clash and symbiosis go side by side; all accompanied by bursts of joy and pain as a result of man’s internal need to find and exaggerate differences when similarities are obviously greater.
Produced by Irida Zhonga
Written by Petros Koskinas
Directed by Joann Zhonga
(Republic of Korea)
With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild. When she stumbles upon a robot soldier in an abandoned city, everything changes.
Produced by Seongmin Kim
Written by Seongmin Kim and Woojin Chang
Directed by Haejung Suk
All About You
Directed by Allison Beda
Pono, a tenacious seven-year old boy lives with his family in a five-story tree house deep in the rainforest of Hawaii's Manoa Valley. Pono's father provides critical ancestral knowledge through cultural transmission to his youngest descendant...
Produced by Connie M. Florez and Ken Monroe
Written and Directed by Cindy lodice
Forty Miles to Macon
Directed by Daniel Espeut
Being born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, art has run through Monica’s blood for generations. As the oldest artist at the Spanish Market, known for her traditional depictions of the Spanish saints, Monica uses her art to push through loss and life- and she doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
Produced and Written by
Vincent Mann and Bunee Thomlinson
Then, Now and Forever:
Zuni in the Grand Canyon
A young woman gets her beauty and vanity taken by a masked figure.
Produced by Anirudh Pisharody
Written by Jill Von D
Directed by Jill Von D
Inside The Labyrinth
The film follows individuals from the Tohono O’odham community , who contemplate the meaning of identity, indigenous sovereignty, immigration, borders and fear.
Produced by Daniel De Valck and Anne Deligne
Directed by Caroline D'hondt
Conspiracy theorist and radio host Rick Romero attempts to investigate and reach out to a mysterious cosmic signal while trying to convince the world of his findings and repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.
Produced by Rachel Hendrix
Written by Alex K.I. Nielsen, William Thomas
Directed by William Thomas
The Trip: Mountains & Manhood
For the past 35 years, Jeff Voth has led his sons and other groups of men on an annual backpacking trip into the Colorado Rocky Mountains. "The Trip" has become a legendary, masculine benchmark.
Produced by Jeff and Caleb Voth
Directed by Fields Cage
Maria Fernanda in Time
An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.
Produced by Carles Isern
Written and Directed by
What makes a family fall apart and what does it take to put it back together?
This short documentary takes a heartfelt look at a family separated not only by geographic borders, but by their struggle to cope with their emotional falling-out.
Produced by Milton Reiss
Written and Directed by Michael Barela
A escaped mental patient meets his father at the beach, from when his father was his age, and they share a heart to heart.
Produced by Chris Fiorentini
Written by Chris Fiorentini
Directed by Chris Fiorentini
Mountains & Manhood
A gentle giant of man, down on his luck, considers a risky and covert career path. To help him learn the ropes, a grizzled vet in the field takes him under his wing.
Produced by Sarah Hawkins
Written and Directed by
While moving into his new apartment and beginning his new life away form home, Richard attempts to write down a girl's phone number before his cell phone runs out of power.
Produced by Carlos Corral
Written by Diego Rico
Directed by Carlos Corral
In 1969 Jett, a fair skinned Native American girl struggles to fit in with her peers on the reservation. After summoning the trees to shield her from her bullies she realizes her special connection with the surrounding nature. With the help of a tribal Watchman she embarks on a spiritual journey to discover her destiny.
Produced by Barri Chase
Written by Barri Chase
Directed by Barri Chase
The series title, which means just "just a minute" in Hebrew, is a guiding force of this Israel-Based web series offering very short portraits of people from all walks of life. Twenty-five episodes spread over two seasons give intimate glimples of the country that tourists don't typically see and residents tend to overlook.
Produced by Marc Kornblatt
Directed by Marc Kornblatt
Road Less Traveled
Charlotte is struggling to balance her songwriting career and planning her upcoming wedding. After trying on countless wedding dresses, she knows the only one that’s right for her is her mother’s dress, which is at her grandmother’s house in Harmony, Tennessee. With her two best friends in tow, Charlotte journeys from Los Angeles back to her hometown to ask her grandmother for the dress. But once there, she runs into her ex-boyfriend and starts to wonder what life would have been like if she had never left Harmony. At this fork in the fork in the road, Charlotte will have to choose which path is right for her in Road Less Traveled.
Produced by Stacia Crawford
Written by Michael Shear and Samantha Shear
Directed by Blair Hayes
The Gift of the Magpie
It's carpe diem for a couple of small time grifters on Christmas Eve 1934.
Produced by Anita George
Written by Anita George
Directed by Anita George
A singer/songwriter must decide to keep following her dream when everything around her is telling her otherwise
Produced by Alejandro Montoya Marin
Written by Alejandro Montoya Marin
Directed by Alejandro Montoya Marin
"Hope" tells the Story of a little boy, who is condemned to spend the time he has left in a prisoners' camp. The memories of his mother are the only thing keeping him alive.
Produced by Samuel Scherrer
Directed by Michael Scherrer
2017 Feature Presentations
Web Series / New Media
A man locked his monster wife in the bedroom. In order to protect his wife, he killed all the people who came to seek help in his house.
Produced by Ye Kuang, Yuxiao Wang, Richard J. Dubin, Xia Hou
Written by Ye Kuang
Directed by Ye Kuang
Gallup Film Festival
Gallup Downtown Conference Center
204 West Coal Ave
Gallup, New Mexico 87301