KARAGANDA

  • Producers
  • Director/Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Shira Aharony* and Cami Starkman*
  • Max Weissberg
  • Terrence Burke
  • Cami Starkman*
  • Clarissa Brillembourg
Vladimir is a Jewish prisoner in a 1950s Soviet gulag on a mission to find his wife who is somewhere in the Karaganda region.

*AFI alumni
Website Some films contain mature subject matter.

NI-NI

  • Producer
  • Director/Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Carlos Garza
  • Melissa Hickey
  • Ben Hardwicke
  • Daniel Myers
In a Mexican border town, a lonely street thug yearns for a better life after he bumps into a girl from his past and remembers the boy he used to be. Website Some films contain mature subject matter.

VELADORA

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriters
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Daniel Molina
  • Gareth Dunnet
  • Bryce McGuire and Jack Tremper
  • Bastian Schiott
  • Ziyun Chen
  • Sarah Murat
Struggling to care for his brother after their mother is deported, a teenage boy seeks community within a gang, but learns he’ll have to sacrifice everything to belong. Website Some films contain mature subject matter.

WAY IN RYE

  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriters
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Pin-Chun Liu
  • Goran Stankovic
  • Liska Ostojić and Justin Partridge
  • Carolina Costa
  • Cyndi Trissel
  • Lauren Spalding
During WWII, a Soviet farmer and his wife must protect a crate evacuated from Leningrad while awaiting news from their son on the front. Website Some films contain mature subject matter.

YOUNG AMERICANS

  • Producer
  • Director/Screenwriter
  • Cinematographer
  • Editor
  • Production Designer
  • Alejandro Torroja
  • Kevin Lacy
  • Kristin Fieldhouse
  • Lilly Urban
  • Elena Cozlovschi
Desperate for money, 17-year-old Mercedes Harper manipulates Denver Thomas, a former classmate with a massive crush on her, into helping her plan a bank robbery. Website Some films contain mature subject matter.