CIRCLE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2020 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 10, 2020 after the first film block and will end on Saturday, Sept 10 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.

Student Film, Music Video, and Animation 

The Questioning

A woman is apprehended by the police after waking up on the street at night.

 

 

Run Time: 13 mins

StalkHer

To stalk someone is an intimate act of obsession. StalkHer explores what happens when that obsession is turned inward, toward the hidden personas, buried identities, and repressed desires we all harbor. Shot on super 8mm and digital, StalkHer embodies in form and content the dual nature in all of us.

Run Time: 10 mins 

Soaring Beyond Silence

This film is the story of a High School girl who realized that she had been born with a 40% hearing loss in both ears. Because her hearing loss wasn’t discovered until she was a Junior in High School, her “moments of incompetence” were often misunderstood. Reluctant and embarrased to admit her disability and to wear hearing aids, she faced many challenges. Through it all, she grew stronger. She made this film to let other people know that, even though the road to success is not easy and it may feel long and arduous, we all have a purpose. We all have strengths and we all have challenges, but it is up to us to decide what we are going to do about our challenges. This film shows her story of perseverance in hopes that others can also triumph in the face of adversity.

 

 

Run Time: 8 mins 

Graduation

During the week leading up to graduation, a high school senior tries to find a way to tell a close friend his true feelings for him before they both leave for college.

Run Time: 11 mins

The Outcast

A strange being wakes up in a dystopian world and sets out on a journey of self-discovery. He quickly learns that the world is a dark and violent place. Can the discovery of a new life-form bring peace to the Outcast and the noir landscape he's thrust into?

This film predominantly uses the Rotoscope technique perfected by Walt Disney, and is the result of literally hundreds of drawings created over 15 months

Run Time: 8 mins

Hope

A defiant adopted teenager must come to terms with her family and remember where she came from in order to move on with their future

Run Time: 13 mins

Nurk

A portrait of Professional Drone Racer, Paul Nurkkala.

Run Time: 9 mins

20 Over

National high school track star Noah Malone deals with a life-changing diagnosis.

Run Time: 10 mins

My Brother's Keeper

Cole, a boxer, is responsible for his younger brother Keegan, but underground fighting is a tough way to pay the bills. When complications arise, Cole has to decide whether to fight for what he believes in most.

Run Time: 17 min

Burning All My Clothes and Me 

Patrick's final wishes to burn his old clothes put his best friend and his mother at odds after Patrick's gone.

Run Times: 17 mins

Woah!

Sirius Blvck, an Indianapolis hip hop artist, experiences an extraterrestrial encounter that slowly transforms him into an alien.

Run Times: 3 mins

TV PILOT

Talent

A low level talent agent navigates his fledgling career while working with an odd assortment of characters.

Run Time: 31 mins

Cult Classic

A 40 year old manchild must become a leader by acting like a baby after receiving a mysterious inheritance from his thought-dead father.

Run Time: 28 mins

Oddly Popular

Sara is a personal assistant to Evelyn, a demanding, Southern California Reality Show Housewife. Sara occasionally appears on Evelyn’s reality show, but she does not seek fame—far from it, in fact. Not the same can be said about Sara’s plump wannabe-fashionista cousin, Bridget. After a disappointing birthday with her immature boyfriend, Sara joins Bridget and Bridget’s socially awkward new co-worker, Erica, for a night out on the town. The celebration goes awry when Sara’s scathing rant about her bitchy boss, Evelyn gets captured as a voice text and accidentally sent in a group message to all of the reality Housewives

Run Time: 28 mins

Divided States: Pilot

When a religious vision convinces cash advance tycoon Teddy Richardson that he is the chosen one to stop the president's agenda, he enlists the help of his mischievous 90-year old grandmother to take over the local party chapter and jumpstart his political career.

Run Time: 24 mins

Hidden Tigers

Hidden Tigers is the first reality television series featuring a disabled Asian-American host interviewing ordinary and high-profile individuals about the wisdom won as they strove to live their dreams despite their condition.

Run Time: 20 mins

Dark Currency

Dark Currency is an episodic Crime Thriller that tells the story of the Fowlers, a middle class suburban family that accidentally gets entangled in the scandals of Dark Web Criminals. Faced with the ultimatum of their lives for 15 girls, the family is now forced into the business of human trafficking. However, the Fowlers realize that the roots of the deal go much deeper than expected.

Run Time: 23 mins

WEB SERIES

Shooting Daggers

Follow the hardcore punk band Dagger as they embark on their first tour, traveling from Northwest Indiana to New Orleans, Texas then Oklahoma City. On this four show tour they take with them an unwavering sense of curiosity and humor which juxtaposes the loaded, angry, hard-hitting lyrics they're known for.

Run Time: 23 mins

Ashes

After Chase, a homeless 6 year old boy, wakes to find his mother is gone, he goes on a desperate search to find her only to end up confiding in a local coffee shop owner who tries to help put all the missing pieces together of why she’s been missing.

Run Time: 16 mins

The Circle

A doctor brings a circle of strangers together to tell their personal struggles, life views, experiences.

Run Time: 26 mins

Music in Transit

Music In Transit is a music series promoting Midwest musical artists on a new, electric powered public transit system.

Run Time: 16 min

Documentary 

Snag in the Plan

Ten to 15 years ago when biologists caught and tracked bats in Southern Indiana, for every three bats captured, one was a northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Now, scientists are lucky to find one or two during a week-long search. In July 2019, researchers went looking for the northern. To better advocate for the protection of our forests, we need to know what we’re protecting.

Run Time: 14 mins

Our Lady Victory: The Story of the Indy 11

Founded in 2013, the Indy Eleven became a major draw for soccer fans across the Hoosier state. The team debuted in the North American Soccer League, before moving to the United Soccer League this past year. The documentary explores their history, evolution, fans, and 2018 season.

Run Time: 25 mins

Blood Debt

Since it came to power in mainland China in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party has been relentless in its persecution of religious faith. It has frantically arrested and murdered Christians, expelled and abused missionaries operating in China, confiscated and destroyed countless copies of the Bible, sealed up and demolished church buildings, and vainly attempted to eradicate all house churches. This documentary recounts the true experience of Chinese Christian Yu Dehui being persecuted to death by the CCP. Yu Dehui was arrested, beaten, and sentenced to prison by the CCP for believing in God and performing his duty.

Run Time: 48 mins

The Extractive Gaze

Neuro-marketers learn to read customers’ thoughts. Our sensitive genetic data go into central data banks available to insurance companies. Software now recognizes us by our gait and our typing pattern as well as world-wide facial recognition. Increasingly, marketers extract data thought to be private or personal, and use it to shape our experience. This film is not limited to straight journalistic reportage. Rather it seeks to generate curiosity and discussion regarding these matters, as well as to entertain.

Run Time: 48 mins

Unschooled

Beset by drugs, violence and apathy the Philadelphia public school system is failing. Desperate for a solution, some inner-city parents turn their hopes to an unlikely place; a newly opened educational resource center in the north Philadelphia neighborhood of Germantown called the Natural Creativity Center (NCC).

Run Time: 1 hour 30 mins

Short Film 

I'm Sorry

An Award Winning Drama about a young African American man who spends his last free day before heading to prison apologizing to everyone near and dear to him for betraying their trust in him.

Run Time: 15 mins

Tank Man

Tank Man is the story of the iconic gentleman who stood in front of and stopped a line of tanks after the Tienanmen Square massacre of June 4, 1989. All that is known of this man are the images that were recorded of his acts. This film is a speculation of what he went through the day he took his courageous steps 30 years ago.

Run Time: 15 mins

Avander

A desperate and depressed father meets a man who offers him an opportunity to find closure in a cold case that continuously haunts him. But he soon realizes that opportunity will change his life in ways he had never imagined.

Run Time: 40 mins

Master Servant

An ambitious, young railroad executive comes face to face with his own moral decay in his blind pursuit of wealth and status.

Run Time: 13 mins

Broken Branches

A woman uses deception and betrayal to keep the child she loves.

Run Time: 14 mins

Fatherless

A young physicist with a troubled past seeks to develop time travel in an attempt to fix his childhood. As he discovers his theory may be more practical than he originally expected, he must choose between repairing his own life and fixing the lives of others.

Run Time: 30 mins

Me, Myself, and I

Wesley Pearsons has always had hopes and aspirations of being an actor and a model, but he doesn’t exactly have “the look” that society feels that most entertainers should possess. This story follows his journey as he defies the stereotypes and expectations that are placed on him as he continues to make his dream into a reality.

Run Time: 19 mins

The Dreidel

A dreidel holds the key to a boy and his father reliving past Hanukkah memories with wife and mother: Kamiah.

Run Time: 17 mins

Virtually Together

A man and woman who believe they are in a virtual simulation struggle to figure out why they are stuck there together.

Run Time: 40 mins

Bleu Skies

A sister's ultimate exchange.
Witness the gripping story of four women met with sudden tragedy that tests their bond and forces them to face realistic truths

Run Time: 10 mins

A Bitter Reunion

When Hampton receives a visit from his estranged sister, they try to end years of resentment with a quick session of video games.

Run Time: 7 mins

Living

A Award Winning Drama about an Angel's descent from Heaven to Brooklyn looking too clear the air, bridging a Gap fining common ground addressing an important key of life between Law Enforcement and Minorities...

Run Time: 14 mins

Loyalty

Ronnie is waiting for his girlfriend Amber to return home when suddenly a mysterious "Figure" appears.

Run Time: 14 mins

Special Delivery

A wealthy housewife battles depression using a therapist with no help from her husband. One knock at her door changes everything.

Run Time: 24 mins

Sacrificing the Queen

Under the guise of a truce meeting, two rival kingpins talk the street game over a game of chess. Neither knows what's being plotted against them.

Run Time: 12 mins

Rolling in the Deep

An Award Winning Film inspired by the true story of WWII veteran and decorated member of the Tuskegee Airmen, who returns to his home in South Carolina to honor his late Father by having a meal at the locally famous 'Whites Only' diner.

Run Time: 13 mins

Flight of the Heron

In Sacramento, Lu Ho is a stellar med student. When she falls critically ill, she gets a surprise visit from Gabriel, an old love who’d vanished mysteriously. Now he shares an app with Lu that lets her time travel and discover history did not unfold as she thought. When Congress bans Chinese women’s immigration, Lu must convince her ancestor, a doctor, to smuggle his wife into the U.S. and open a badly needed clinic. Lu seals the deal, saving countless lives for generations. But Lu’s illness takes a turn and she finds she must stare down her own mortality.

Run Time: 14 mins

You, Me, & Her

A couple faces secrets within their marriage that could lead them both dead.

Run Time: 13 mins

Feature Film

5 Hours to Georgia

While traveling to Georgia, three sisters find themselves on a different journey that forces them to face hidden truths they've been running from for years.

Run Time: 2 hours

Devil in the Midst

A Story of Modern Christians that focus on things that will only lead to destruction when a boarder resigns at the Safe Haven Home, Monica Stevens. What is the secret she knows that can destroy The Safe Haven Home & Love Stone Church Family bond? Watch and see if Faith will be enough for God to turn the lost souls to Unity & Forgiveness.

Run Time: 1 hour 15 mins

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