Saturday, October 23 | 12:30 PM | Approx. 73 mins, followed by Q&A
The Smile I Wear (11:47) Made in Michigan | Filmmaker in Attendance
An invisible man confronts a world obsessed with happiness to find his true self and save those he loves.
Directed by Antonio Corsi | https://www.640films.com/the-smile-i-wear
Lah gah (Letting go) (06:33) Animation | Michigan Premiere
A dive into sunny childhood memories and emotional depths of loss and disappearance, trying to grasp what is not tangible.
Directed by Cécile Brun | http://lahgah.ch | @cecilebrun_animation
The Year That Passed (10:20) Animation | Michigan Premiere | Filmmaker in Attendance
An animation about loss, trauma, addiction and togetherness. This narrative explores grief as a recurrent process, with its own unique setbacks and silver linings.
Directed by Grace Simmons | gracesimmonsart.com | @gracesimmons34
24 (02:40) Animation | Michigan Premiere
24 is the animated retrospective of a young man born between different cultures, it depicts moments of memory through short vignettes of the past.
Directed by Brian Yulo Ng | https://www.thefourthchromatic.com | @brian_yulo_ng
Shade Guzzling (04:13) Documentary | Michigan Premiere
Anke Ames’ attitude towards life is loving: people, music, ideas. Her last hospital residence was a couple of years ago. The doctors call it a bipolar disorder.
Directed by Ulrike Korbach | ulrikekorbach.eu | @ulrike korbach
Helfer (09:45) Animation | Michigan Premiere
A young woman is struggling with anxiety and recurring nightmares. She seeks out a helper, who offers an alternative solution, but in the process she must confront her greatest fears.
Directed by Szöllősi Anna | https://www.facebook.com/helfershortfilm | @sz0ll0
Jay (08:00) Made in Michigan | Michigan Premiere
As Jay plays a round of disc golf, he reveals candid stories of his military service and struggling with paranoid schizophrenia.
Directed by Ben Corona | @40ozfilms
Digging For Life (14:30) Documentary | Michigan Premiere
Digging for Life is a documentary film about a Cameroonian man
who finds himself trapped as a slave digging for diamonds in Angola.
Directed by Joao Queiroga | diggingforlifefilm.com | @diggingforlifefilm
Happy Ending (04:45) Documentary | Michigan Premiere
With real testimony from a Korean prostitute, this beautiful painted animation explores what it is like to be the subject of other people’s pleasure.
Directed by EunJu Ara Choi | https://vimeo.com/arachoi | @arachoi_artist