And the winners are...


BT Lives in the Stitch

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The Moon and the Night

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How the Jury Voted

Official Selections

The votes are tallied and the winners chosen, but you can still enjoy the amazing films from the 2019 Film Festival below.

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Watch Audible StaticWatch

Audible Static

When a young boy with a speech impediment falls in love, he takes extreme measures to overcome his adversary.

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Watch All Square: Justice Served in a SandwichWatch

All Square: Justice Served in a Sandwich

Emily Hunt Turner challenges the narrative that stems from having a criminal record through her restaurant, All Square. 

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Watch Atlantic CityWatch

Atlantic City

Two Texas drifters test their friendship when one wants to head north and find his estranged mother.

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Watch Balloon GirlWatch

Balloon Girl

A young girl realizes the art of participating in small acts of kindness. 

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Watch BeaconWatch


When a pilgrim's arrival disrupts the congregation, one member begins to question everything. 

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Watch Blank CanvasWatch

Blank Canvas

Two disparate strangers form an unlikely bond on a rooftop after experiencing traumatic situations. 

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Watch BT Lives in the StitchWatch

BT Lives in the Stitch

An involved highschool teacher creates a knitting group that doubles as an after school safe haven for students.

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Watch Charlotte and CharlieWatch

Charlotte and Charlie

As a young woman's eyesight begins to fade, so does her ability to operate her most prized possession: her car.

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Watch Heroine of HopeWatch

Heroine of Hope

In hope of assisting those stuck in the systems of addiction and prostitution, Scarlett titles herself "Momma" to improve the women's livelihood.

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Watch Hidden Vote: Are Gay Rights Gun Rights?Watch

Hidden Vote | Are Gay Rights Gun Rights?

A queer couple lives in harmony, despite their conflicting political opinions.

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Watch Into My LifeWatch

Into My Life

Cassandra appreciates her late mother's creativity by examining the Super-8 films she shot of 1960s-80s Brooklyn.

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Watch JoanWatch


Despite a life-altering diagnosis, Joan reflects in pride of her beautiful 60 years. 

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Watch Love WinsWatch

Love Wins

A heartwarming love story which celebrates a relationship that was once forbidden.

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Watch Ode to PabloWatch

Ode to Pablo

Challenged to a basketball game, a deaf Latino boy connects with another player, despite the evident language barrier. 

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Watch Paris Blues in HarlemWatch

Paris Blues in Harlem

An edgy woman attempts to convince her granddad to abandon his jazz club's legacy for a mound of cash.

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A Pakistani transgender woman welcomes life's challenges in order to care for an abandoned child.

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Watch The Children of Central CityWatch

The Children of Central City

A look at the impact growing up surrounded by violence in inner city, New Orleans.

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Watch The Country PriestWatch

The Country Priest

The impending border wall threatens a chapel and a local priest in Mission, Texas.

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Watch The JumpWatch

The Jump

Despite societal pressures to choose a college major, Luna explores opportunities by simply moving forward.

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Watch The Moon and the NightWatch

The Moon and the Night

In rural Hawaii, a teenage girl must confront her father after he enters her beloved pet in a dog fight.

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Watch The Shepherd of the StarsWatch

The Shepherd of the Stars

When the world began, a shepard and his dog traveled by foot each day to blow in a magic horn and light the night sky.

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Watch Under the Milky Way (360 experience)Watch

Under the Milky Way

Travel to the dark skies prairie of Nebraska and reconnect with nature's midnight majesty. 

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Watch Who Are You?Watch

Who Are You?

When a writer has a disastrous creative block, a delivery girl arrives with a mysterious box.

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Watch yoox̲atuwatánk (We Speak)Watch

yoox̲atuwatánk (We Speak)

Ranging from scenic views to tribal ceremonies, we delve into the lessons passed on through an indigenous ancestry.  

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Watch Young AdultWatch

Young Adult

A teenager with cerebral palsy stops at nothing to connect with her first love.

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