CIRCLE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2021 SCREENING SCHEDULE

Screenings

Films will screen in blocks, in no particular order.  Check below for the screening dates and times. 

People's Choice Award Voting

Voting for the People's Choice Award begins Thursday, Sept 9, 2021 after the first film block and will end on Saturday, Sept 11, 2021 at 7 PM EST. It's simple....just check out the film screenings and come back here to vote for your favorite film by clicking the VOTE button.  NOTE: The voting button will not be activated until the voting period begins.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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Thursday, Sept 9
2:00 PM

Get It Out

A bizarre drug deal gone wrong, told from the point of view of an imaginary K9 companion. Super Lemon Haze, one of the most potent products the UK's 'Highest Ground' has ever manufactured, has been stolen and redistributed. It's so 'pure' ... it doesn't even have any smoke...

 

 

Run Time: 19 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
2:00 PM

Breathe

On the day of his brother's funeral, a grieving young man named Malachi, sneaks a peek at his Detective uncle's phone and gets a lead on who might have killed his brother. Malachi must decide if he'll choose to run from his pain and exact revenge or listen to the supernatural guidance that surrounds him.

Run Time: 23 mins 

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Thursday, Sept 9
2:00 PM

Weird Black Kid

Ke’Von (Key) isn’t your typical “black teenager” and he knows it. Trying to grow up in the hood with a drugged out single mother with an affliction for bad guys, while his classmates tease him for being the "weird black kid", Key struggles to find his voice. One Tragic Weekend will help him find it.

 

 

Run Time: 12 mins 

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Thursday, Sept 9
2:00 PM

Where's Your God?

A Minister's faith is tried when he is kidnapped and given 3 day to be saved, while being tortured in the process. If he is not rescued in 3 days, he dies. The question is why him?

Run Time: 37 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
2:00 PM

Mama's Soup

Run Time: 20 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
5:00 PM

Dreamhood

DreamHood examines life in the International Village neighborhood in Cleveland, OH and captures the transformation of a community as a neighborhood is revitalized and a community continues to grow in terms of size and diversity.

Run Time: 1 hour 10 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
6:30 PM

Grandma's Closet

Grandma shares stories with her granddaughter Kamilah about historic African American women using the magic in her closet.

Run Time: 11 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
6:30 PM

Greenhorn

This comedically-dark, twisted thriller placed atop the backdrop of snowcapped mountains is where we follow the drama of the Wyatt siblings who, having already been burdened with the unexpected death of their parents, attempt to live day-by-day with an overzealous, God-fearing grandmother and their bitter, alcoholic grandfather. Looking for an escape apathetic preteen Jeff Wyatt attempts to get his hands on some herb to smoke when everything goes sideways resulting in the murder of an innocent man. Being blackmailed for the gruesome murder Jeff is forced into the middle of the Alaskan gang wars where he finds out he has a talent for working on the wrong side of the law.

Run Time: 28 mins

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Thursday, Sept 9
8:00 PM

Branded

Li Chenxi has attended gatherings and read the Bible with her parents since she was little. In 1988 at just 13 years old, she's arrested while attending a gathering, then locked up in a small, dark room for one day and two nights. From then on, the CCP never stops persecuting her. She's once again arrested by the police at 17 for sending books of God's words to other brothers and sisters in the church. In an effort to force her to reveal the source of the books, the police brutally beat her father right in front of her, and parade her through the streets labeled as a "political prisoner." In 1996, the police come to arrest Li Chenxi once again. She has no choice but to flee her hometown and begin the life of a fugitive.

Run Time: 1 hour 47 mins

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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Friday, Sept 10
1:00 PM

Desuetude

In the distant future, Ed Meade, a fire lookout living alone in the forest is forced to rethink his future when a visitor arrives and informs him that his job is being replaced with “better technology”.

Run Time: 15 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
1:00 PM

Dear, Love

When a love letter shows up in his ex-wife’s mailbox, Ed, the mailman, is forced to acknowledge his past for better or for worse in hopes to move on.

Run Time: 10 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
1:00 PM

The Music of
Erich Zann

A young music professor, Bernard, dives into madness after becoming fixated on a piece of music he hears coming from somewhere inside the mysterious and sinister Rue Family Inn.

Run Time: 10 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
1:00 PM

End of the Line

Two soldiers reminisce on old memories before one of them is shipped out.

Run Time: 5 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
2:30 PM

Unbroken: Stories of Survival

Run Time: 46 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
2:30 PM

Fourth & Goal

Indianapolis youth football coach Donnell Hamilton started the Indy Steelers 15 years ago. His goal was simple: Mute the echoes of gun violence so children can learn a better way.

Run Time: 22 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
2:30 PM

The Long Run: Wes Doty's New Life

Wes Doty endured years of extreme heroin use before running across the solution to his recovery.

Run Time: 23 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
4:30 PM

Proverbs 31

Change can be life altering on a relationship, especially when the couple are going in two different directions. The foundations of two marriages are challenged when life changing situations take effect. Ant gives his life to Christ, while his wife, Lonnie wants him to go back to how he use to be.
Angel and Keith's marriage is put to the test when Kieth is forced to miss the season of football due to an injury. Angel turns to God for help, while Keith turned to other alternatives.

Run Time: 1 hour 23 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
6:00 PM

ZAP!

An astronomer sharing online backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes and a not so trusty bug zapper.

Run Time: 6 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
6:00 PM

Telling Stories

A screenwriter has 48 hours to write a script and she solicits her 'characters' to pitch their stories

Run Time: 17 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
6:00 PM

Sis the Short Film

Sis the Short Film is a visual project celebrating the beauty of black friendship. It is an ode to black women and the community we build with one another through the good times and the trying times. Who is your sis??

Run Time: 8 mins

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Friday, Sept 10
6:00 PM

Dignity

"Dignity" is a love story between a woman and her family. However, the family's strength is tested when a moral decision must be made.

Run Time: 25 min

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

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Saturday, Sept 11
10:00 AM

A Million Miles

A Million Miles From Mecca is a documentary on the history of House Music in Indianapolis, IN. A look into why one of the most dominant genres of music in recent popular history never really gained stream in a city as close the birthplace of House as Indy is from Chicago.

Run Time: 40 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
10:00 AM

38th & Postmodernism

A documentary/concert from Indianapolis' Premium Blend that speaks to the myriad of issues that has made 2020 so polarizing.

Run Time: 34 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
11:30 AM

Water

An experimental introspective on my passion for swimming.

Run Time: 5 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
11:30 AM

Chisel

A young woman wakes up in a desolate landscape where she encounters a mysterious young man of unknown intentions.

Run Time: 8 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
11:30 AM

Sabbath

While taking a day off from work, a struggling, single ex-mother is forced to confront constant reminders of her past.

Run Time: 10 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
11:30 AM

Frozen in Time

When reserved college student Gary returns home for Christmas he is confronted with a terrible family secret. In the aftermath, he must choose whether to pursue the truth and risk fracturing his family even further.

Run Time: 15 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
12:00 PM

The Expats: International Ingrams

The Expats International Ingrams sheds light on the dynamic, exciting, and unpredictable life of EXPAT families; as well as educates and introduces new places and experiences to families. The Ingrams will be an inside source of what it's like to live black and abroad; discovering and adapting to new cultures. 

Run Time: 25 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
12:00 PM

Alicia & Jerome

Alicia & Jerome is a comedic web series that explores the kill or be killed nature of the LA corporate world and Alicia's attempt to find balance.

Run Time: 6 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
1:00 PM

Just Another Dream

When a fateful injury sparks an ordinary girl to have foretelling dreams, she is forced into a race against time to save her family and prove her sanity... or is it JUST ANOTHER DREAM?

Run Time: 1 hour 32 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
3:00 PM

West Park

On their way to their father's funeral, two estranged siblings rekindle their relationship through a visit to their old, family-owned roller rink.

Run Time: 20 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
3:00 PM

Coming Clean

Recently fired, a shy executive has the opportunity for revenge when a side hustle leads to the doorstep of the co-worker responsible.

Run Time: 18 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
3:00 PM

Awakening

At the turn of the 19th century, Midwestern, social elite Clemence Finch’s future is thrown into uncertainty when she accompanies the brewmeister’s wife; a modern woman who engineers a luncheon without a male family member escort. The thrill of her new found independence rocks Clemence’s world and her desire to marry the man she loves is called into question.

Run Time: 15 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
3:00 PM

MAN

When a book smart teen loses his parents, he becomes a street hustler to provide for his one year old brother while eluding the biggest marijuana dealer in the city.

Run Time: 15 mins

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Saturday, Sept 11
3:00 PM

Mickey Hardaway

A Young Sketch Artist visits a well renowned psychiatrist as his life begins sprawling out of control after years of Physical and Verbal Abuse has taken a toll on him.

Run Time: 20 mins