Documentary: Unprecedented access into Baghdad’s police force reveals the extraordinary life of Major Aziz Nasser, trouble-shooter for Baghdad’s Chief of Police. Decades of bloodshed have left the region’s infrastructure in ruins, and the Baghdad police force struggles to hold the city together. In the midst of it all is Major Aziz Nasser, an idealist who’s trying to restore their battered reputation amidst the violent turmoil of social collapse.
Horror: A series of bizarre murders, at each crime scene, police find a sketch showing the location of the next gruesome murder. Winner of Best Horror Film at Oxford International Shorts Film Fest, Best Thriller at Women in Horror Film Fest, Best Short at Genre Blast Film Festival, and Best Director at Anatomy Crime&Horror International Film Fest.
Documentary: It is a film about the Swedish cult rap star, will have its world premiere at the festival. Written and directed by Henrik Burman, the film tracks Lean's rise to fame while "blurring the line between reality and his own vivid imagination.
Comedy, Drama: En pandemi rammer verden, og en ensom kvinde tvinges i karantæne. Findes der noget, som hjælper mod kedsomheden, og i så fald hvad? Følg hendes kamp mod den uundgåelige galskab. Kun dig og hende - intet filter.
Drama: Teenage twins Marcie and Mikey are inseparable, though she's unaware that Mikey's been sneaking out to meet girls. On the day of Marcie's important race Mikey is hit by a car, and killed. The next morning Marcie wakes to find the house in mourning, and the family begins ‘Nine Night’, a Caribbean ceremony to help the dead and the living to cut ties. Marcie's dismissive, maintaining her brother is still alive, reminding them when Mikey cut his leg, she ‘felt pain in the same leg!’ As Mikey's secret life emerges, Marcie, consumed with jealously, searches for him, seeking answers. She starts to hear his whisper when half asleep, feels his presence close by. Then one night she sees him in the flesh. Very much alive! Though confused as to where he’s been, Michael resolves to return home. But as the Nine Nights count down, Marcie grows fed up of waiting and unearths a shocking secret linked to her family. Now Marcie must decide whether she's willing pay the ultimate price to be with her brother, so triggering a tug of war, which pits brother against sister, and threatens to tear the Haines family apart.
Horror: When a misstep after a workplace shooting puts alcoholic Marcy on leave, she heads out to see her sister in California. Halfway there, she stops for a couple of days at the Bright Hill Road Boarding House. The walls close in on the deeply troubled Marcy, as she loses touch with reality and comes face to face with the misdeeds of her sordid past.
Horror: It's a harsh, cold world, but it's even tougher for a little girl trapped as a pawn in an underground drug ring. When drug dealer Mike tries to get his five-year-old sister Angel and himself out of the dangerous heroin trade, he enlists the help of tough undercover cop John Hebron. While trying to save his sister's life, Mike gets killed, leaving Angel in John's hands. The drug lords kidnap Angel and threaten to kill her if John doesn't help them. Against his own conscience, John is forced to use everything he learned from his undercover days to save the little girl before time runs out.
Documentary: UFO sightings have been a regular world-wide phenomenon for decades now since post WW2. Experts in the field of researching UFOs have noticed a connection with UFO sightings around volcanic hot spots across Latin America. Join Stephen Bassett and Jaime Maussan as they discuss a history of sightings around volcanoes.
Thriller: After committing a series of multiple murders, a neurologist visits an incarcerated killer, living in exile. She studies him and his brain and discovers the horror that lurks behind his violent impulses.
Documentary: On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis in four hospitals, 76 Days tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity.
Documentary: Professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones has an intimate relationship with the outdoors. Motivated to protect the places he loves, he sets out to find common ground with fellow outdoor people across diverse political backgrounds.
Animated, Fantasy: A young girl with magical powers goes in search of the truth when the magic academy she attends is revealed to be harbouring some dark secrets.
Comedy: 'Incidental Characters' addresses some of the key challenges of modern life - overcoming loneliness, finding purpose and being true to your identity. Set in the beautiful, historic town of Lewes, East Sussex, 'Incidental Characters' is a very British comedy about fitting in, falling out, getting lost and getting back on track. It tells the story of four very different but equally socially awkward people as they heroically muddle through life.
Horror: In the year 2050, Dr. Ada Gray and her fellow astronauts aboard The Udo fight for survival after an accident leaves them stranded in deep space.
Thriller: A propulsive and thought provoking ‘ultra-indie’ action thriller that dares to explore the frightening possibilities of what if? It’s 2003 and international weapons inspector Ted Keller (Matthew Gilliam) is working in Iraq at the outset of the U.S. invasion. Investigating an uncovered weapons cache he discovers a biological agent of suspicious origin, which he soon realizes has put his life in jeopardy. Hitting the ground running, his perilous trajectory collides with that of beautiful Congressional aid Ileana Popescu (Lavinia Postolache), who finds herself surrounded by dangers of her own. Joining together, they are forced to question everything, while fighting to stay one step ahead of those who want them silenced. A story that may be seen as prescient and never more timely than today! An ambitious debut from writer / director William Norton, redefining what can be accomplished with unlimited resourcefulness rather than unlimited resources.
Comedy: A washed-up voice director succumbs to the pitfalls of being a small-time celebrity at an anime convention.
Documentary: Mayor is a real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, during his second term in office. Surrounded on all sides by Israeli settlements and soldiers, most people in Ramallah will never have the chance to travel more than a few miles outside their home, which is why Mayor Hadid is determined to make the city a beautiful and dignified place to live. His immediate goals: repave the sidewalks, attract more tourism, and plan the city's Christmas celebrations. His ultimate mission: to end the occupation of Palestine. Rich with detailed observation and a surprising amount of humor, Mayor offers a portrait of dignity amidst the madness and absurdity of endless occupation while posing a question: how do you run a city when you don't have a country?
Comedy, Drama, Romance: Liam (Jake Hoffman - The Wolf of Wall Street, The Irishman) is about to get married but the sister of the groom, Audrey (Alicia Silverstone - Clueless, The Killing of a Sacred Deer) isn't ready to let go of her little brother just yet. With time against her and the young, annoyingly 'perfect' bride to be (Mathilde Ollivier - A Call to Spy, Overlord) plotting to keep her out of the wedding party, Audrey must resort to drastic measures to save her brother from a life of matrimonial misery! Make way for the Sister of the Groom.
Comedy: Dr. Raymond Walenski and his family are no exception. Raymond is the picture- perfect husband and father until one night when everything changes. Victoria, the “Goddess of the Underworld”, bites Raymond and turns him into a vampire. Victoria recruits Raymond to be the therapist for creatures of the netherworld because monsters have feelings too and they desperately need his help! Raymond struggles with his beastly nature as he treats bulimic zombies, obsessive-compulsive warlocks and manic werewolves with their emotional issues.Meanwhile, Raymond’s devoted wife tries to keep their teenage daughter, neighbors and friends from finding out Raymond’s secret.
Documentary: The Last Blockbuster is a fun, nostalgic look back at the era of video rentals and the story of how one small town video store managed to outlast a corporate giant. Featuring interviews with comedians and celebrities with ties to Blockbuster: Adam Brody (The O.C., Jennifer’s Body), Ione Skye (Say Anything, River’s Edge), Doug Benson (Getting Doug with High, The Lego Batman Movie), Paul Scheer (The League, Veep) and director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob), with narration by Lauren Lapkus (The Wrong Missy, Orange Is The New Black). Filmmakers Taylor Morden & Zeke Kamm follow the manager of the world’s sole remaining Blockbuster in Bend, OR, Sandi Harding, as she reflects on the store's vibrant past and navigates the difficult task of keeping a video rental store open in the era of streaming. Taking us through the history and subsequent rise and fall of the franchise, the documentary reveals the real reason why Blockbuster went out of business (hint - it wasn’t Netflix), while celebrating the unique and defining culture it created in the ‘90s, honoring a simpler times and the sense of community that could once be found in Blockbuster locations across the world.
Documentary: INSERT COIN The Midway Chronicles is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “godfather of video games” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam – franchises still popular today. Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with next level success and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.
Action, Thriller: When the police kick open the doors of the elite underground fight club, Knuckledust, they find seven levels of hell, filled with the dead bodies of countless fighters, assassins and goons. Only one man, beaten up to a pulp, is still breathing: Hard Eight. A government official must figure out if Hard Eight is the lone survivor...or a multiple murderer.
Sci-Fi: A robotics company teams up with a corrupt CIA agent undergoing an illegal, unsanctioned military operation. Dropping four prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden triangle that no one will miss. Six doctors on a good cause witness the brutal slaughter of an innocent village and are forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse as they become the new targets.
Documentary, Music: From average Joe by day to guitar hero by night, Guitar Man tells the incredible rise of legendary bluesman Joe Bonamassa, whose hard work and determination have made him one of today’s top-selling Blues artists. With more #1 Blues albums than anyone else in history, Bonamassa pulls back the curtain on his extraordinary career, allowing us to see his remarkable musical achievements and pioneering style. Featuring behind-the-scenes interviews and live concert footage showcasing some of the biggest names in music, kick back and enjoy the exhilarating soundtrack of his phenomenal life.