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Category: Documentary Short Competition

Documentary, Social Advocacy, Outdoors

To Be in Moab

Moab, Utah is known for its breathtaking scenery, mountain climbing, hiking trails and roaring rivers. But for members of The Phoenix, a sober active community, the isolated landscape represents much more… Traveling from across the United States, 200 members gather for an annual rejuvenating weekend of exercise, recovery and gratitude as they share their stories of what led them to be in Moab.


20 mins NR
Experimental, Documentary, Video Art

Vesuvius at Home

A fantastical journey from the filmmaker's childhood re-enactment of a false Pompeii, through a decades long obsession, to discover in the Sibyl's Cave Pompeii's symbiosis with cinema, memory, and Giambattista Vico's spiral of time.


14 mins G
Documentary, Youth Culture, War

Ghosts of Sugar Land

In Sugar Land, Texas, a group of young Muslim American men ponder the disappearance of their friend “Mark,” who is suspected of joining ISIS.


21 mins NR
Documentary, LGBTQ, Legal

Lasting Marks

At once heartbreaking and heartwarming, this documentary short tells the story of sixteen men prosecuted for sadomasochism in Thatcher’s Britain. Visually composed of newspaper clippings and trial transcripts, a friendly voice shares a perspective that was suppressed at the time – that of a participant in the infamous orgy.


14 mins NR