DADDY’S GIRL, New Zealand (Director/Writer: Cian Elyse White) A story about the powerful love between a father and his daughter and the ability for that love to remain, even when all else seems lost.
Cast: Willie Davis, Ngapaki Moetara
DANCING ON MY OWN, U .S.A. (Director/Writer: Alexandra Cuerdo) A love letter to the queer Asian experience, inspired by New York’s radical dance party Bubble.
Cast: Princess Punzalan, Joy Regullano, Bowen Yang
GRACELAND, U .S.A. (Director: Bonnie Discepolo, Writer: Trevor Munson) A southern mom’s life is turned upside down by her child’s belief that he is the reincarnation of Elvis Presley.
Cast: Anna Camp, Monique Coleman, Daniel Eric Gold, Katie Beth West
HARANA, U.S.A. (D irector/Writer: Marie Jamora) In 1995 Las Vegas, a homesick cover band singer writes an original song to connect with her daughter who is growing up in the Philippines without her. Cast: Anthea Neri Best, Frencheska Farr, Michael Rosete
HUMAN TERRAIN, U.S.A./Iraq (D irector/Writer: Parisa Barani, Co-Writer: Jennifer Blackmer) The film follows an American anthropologist working in Iraq for The Human Terrain System, a real-life military initiative created to bridge the “cultural divide.” She befriends a Muslim-Iraqi woman but must choose between her friendship and loyalty to her country.
Cast: Sarita Choudhury, Scott MacDonald, Maggie Siff
IN HOLLYWOODLAND, U.S.A. (D irector: Jessica Sherif, Writer: Yetide Badaki) A dark fantasy that follows Zodwa, a struggling actress, as she heads to an exciting, once-in-a- lifetime audition and lands in a strange place reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s most famous work.
Cast: Yetide Badaki, Dom Burgess, Karen David, Jen Richards, Luke Youngblood
LA GLORIA, U .S.A. (Director: Mary Evangelista, Writer: Stephanie Adams-Santos) A queer, lovelorn teen struggling with depression finds an unexpected connection to her abuela through the secret language of dreams.
Cast: Alma Adams, Nautica Avila, Michelle Badillo, Marisilda Garcia, Cris Gris, Juan Magana, Ricky Schultz
LONG RIDE HOME, U.S.A. (D irector: Dame Pierre, Writer: Charles Andrew Gardner) A man discovers how hard it can be to escape.
Cast: Byron Coolie, Charles Andrew Gardner, Ambria Sylvain
LONG TIME LISTENER, FIRST TIME CALLER, U .S.A. (D irector/Writer: Nora Kirkpatrick) After accidentally tuning in to a mysterious late-night radio show, a small-town, and sexually repressed woman, NAN, calls in to get some answers to her pressing questions about existence, marriage and her purpose on this earth.