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SCHEDULE-AWARDS-MUSIC-DOC & NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL+ SCRIPT-2-SCREEN AWARDS

OPTIONAL VIRTUAL SCREENINGS AND WILL BE SCHEDULED AFTER NOV. 18TH VIA FILMOCRACY.COM (Still pending)

Sign up info will include Geo-Blocking. Additional Awards will be announced during Virtual LIVE screenings.

AUDIENCE CHOICE VOTING DURING LIVE SCREENINGS

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FEATURE NOMINEES: USA
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
GUARDIANS OF THE FLAME

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DANIEL WOLFF

NEW YORK, USA

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FRI. NOV.17

3:00 PM

70 minutes

Undeterred by decades of prejudice, post-Katrina neglect, and ongoing appropriation of their traditions, three generations of the extraordinary, multi-talented Harrison family guard their legacy and define what Black masking culture means in New Orleans today.
THE HUMBLER-DANNY GATTON

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VIRGINIA QUESADA

MARYLAND, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
10:30 AM

94 minutes

Washington D.C. native, Danny Gatton, had a mastery of blues, jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, and rockabilly that so overwhelmed other guitarists, they called him "The Humbler.

FEATURE NOMINEES-INTERNATIONAL
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
BEYOND

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GUILLAUME GAMAND

FRANCE

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FRI. NOV. 17
10:00 AM

49 minutes

Eight experienced musicians and artists from different backgrounds and styles gather in one isolated place in Swiss to compose music, film music clips and create together. This documentary shot few months after the pandemic lockdown wants to show why music and arts are essential.
KNOCKIN ON HERMAN'S DOOR

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STEFANO BERTACCHINI

NETHERLANDS

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60 minutes

This film is built around the unknown and previously unseen footage of the film Cha-Cha (H. CuriŽl,NL 1979) which was discovered in boxes at the warehouse of Eye Film Institute in Amsterdam. After 40 years consumed and scratched black & white, and colour outtakes bring us back to the rough city of Amsterdam.
LEILANI'S FORTUNE

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LOVELEEN KAUR

CANADA

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FRI. NOV.17
1:30 PM

80 minutes

Leilani's Fortune is an intimate journey that follows the blossoming career of queer, Ethiopian-Eritrean artist, Witch Prophet.
TIKI TAANE: IN SESSION WITH CSO

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TIKI TAANE

NEW ZEALAND

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SAT. NOV. 18

12:45 PM

70 minutes


Filmed in May 2021 to a sold out audience at the fully refurbished Christchurch Town Hall, Tiki Taane captures an emotional and explosive performance with - Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. Stunningly shot and superbly mixed, Tiki has raised the bar with what can be achieved when collaborating with a 50 piece orchestra.
WAIT AND SEE

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SUSAN KOENEN

NETHERLANDS

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FRI. NOV.17
11:00 AM

50 minutes


Quirky Emma (15) adores Ramses Shaffy, a deceased Dutch artist. Her classmates think she's weird and question her gender every day. Emma wants to become an artist. She works hard to blow her bullying classmates away with her very own music - if she'll find a band... Wait and see!

MUSIC VIDEOS
ARTIST
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
FIGURE IT OUT 4 YOURSELF

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JULIUS SMITH
USA

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FRI. NOV.17
10:00 AM

4 minutes

Good Soulful MUSIC Video 4 The WHOLE FAMILY
GET OVER YOU AGAIN

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CHUCK PRICE

OKLAHOMA, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
3:00 PM

5 minutes


Pantomime Music Video
SOCIAL UNREST

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NILS RAINER COWEN

WASHINGTON, USA

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FRI. NOV.17
11:00 AM

5 minutes


The official music video for legendary reggae artist Clinton Fearon's 2022 underground hit 'Social Unrest' off his latest release 'Breaking News' explores the industrial underbelly and hidden beauty of his home city of Seattle.

SHORT DOCS NOMINEES-WORLD CINEMA
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
1-800-BEER-BY-BIKE

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JOHN D. McMAHON

NEW YORK-USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
12:45 PM

4 minutes


A delivery guy's bumpy ride through the 2020 lockdown, recording jingles as he navigates New York's strange new reality.
A SYSTEM ON LIFE SUPPORT
RACHEL SHULHAFER HAESELEY

KENTUCKY, USA

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FRI. NOV.17
12:00 PM

26 minutes


A System on Life Support highlights a unique grassroots effort in Owensboro, KY determined to find a local fix. This group, the Greater Owensboro Partnership for Early Development (GOPED), is comprised of parents, teachers, community leaders, philanthropists, and business partners with one common goal: to not only keep Kentucky's shaky childcare infrastructure afloat, but to find local solutions that will strengthen the system for good.
THE DRAGONFLY DREAMING PROJECT

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ANGELENA BONET

AUSTRALIA

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FRI. NOV.17
12:45 PM

40 minutes


Australian documentary filmmaker, Angelena Bonet (creator of "Change The World"), shares intimate details of her journey of overcoming tragedies and devoting her life to helping others heal.
STUDENT PROJECT: MUSIC DOC
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
FUNK ODYSSEY: THE ZAMBONI FUNK STORY

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ALEXANDER DAVID SANDONE

NEW YORK, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
12:30 PM

15 minutes


A captivating documentary that follows the extraordinary journey of Zamboni Funk, a charismatic musician with an unyielding passion for funk and reggae. From humble beginnings to the neon lights of New York City, Zamboni's story is a symphony of dedication, setbacks, and unrelenting resilience.

INDIGENOUS NATIVE AMERICAN FOCUS: DOC-MOVIE-SCRIPT-TV PILOT-HISTORY-MUSIC
DIRECTOR
OVERVIEW
BLACK HAWK ROCK

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RUSS FRY

IOWA, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
2:45 PM

4 minutes


Ma-Ka-Tai-Me-She-Kia-Kiak, the Sauk war leader known to the American settlers as Chief Black Hawk, wrote in his autobiography about visits to Shokokon, the area that is now called Burlington, Iowa. He held counsel in a secluded but romantic spot in the midst of the bluffs, not far from the river.
NO AMERICAN LEFT BEHIND

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AYUSH TALUKDER, SHREYA TALUKDER

MARYLAND, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18
3:00 PM

4 minutes


No American Left Behind is a short film about the underfunding of reservation schools and our neglect of Native Americans and their right to a proper education.
RABBIT STORIES: PART 1-GRANNY IS AN OUTLAW

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JOSEPH ERB

OKLAHOMA, USA

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SAT. NOV. 18

3:00 PM

25 minutes


The first episode of Rabbit Stories, "Granny Is an Outlaw", introduces us to Granny, an old woman who has lived her whole life on the reservation. Granny is a rule follower, but one day, she finds herself on the wrong side of the law.



Rabbit Stories is a Cherokee series that captures the essence of Cherokee culture and entirely in the Cherokee Language.
INJUSTICE! EXPARTE CROW DOG.
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CHRISTOPHER MANYDEEDS

MARYLAND, USA

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Injustice! United States vs Tribes is a TV anthology series about Federal Indian Law in dynamic US Supreme Court decisions. The series will address how the United States and Tribes decided the course of history through a hostile court system. Ex Parte Crow Dog is about a why the Federal government came to have criminal jurisdiction over Tribes for murder. This is a case rife with corruption and pettiness
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THE GOINGSNAKE TRAGEDY
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FRED STAFF

BOLIVIA

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THE FOLLOWING STORY IS BASED ON A TRUE EVENT

The OK Corral took place in seconds,however,this event (the Goingsnake Tragedy) went on for hours. There were more U.S. Marshals killed here than any place in history.
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SONGWRITING LYRICS, SONG, POETRY
WRITER
OVERVIEW
PESTO-AGMENTALITY

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PAWEL STOKAJLO

POLAND

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Pesto is an independent artist hailing from Southern Poland. From a young age, he displayed a passion for music and started composing his own songs on an Atari microcomputer at the age of 14. By 16, he had begun crafting his own lyrics, setting the foundation for his musical journey.
STORY MONSTER THEME SONG

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CONRAD J. STORAD

ARIZONA, USA

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Storad is the national award-winning author or editor of more than 50 science and nature books for children and young adults

Conrad is now entering the world of song writing and The Story Monster Theme Song" is his debut song.

THE SHINING SPEAR-AHRIAKIN

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DEREK COLEMAN

IRELAND

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The Shining Spear

ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE-SOUNDTRACK
COMPOSER
OVERVIEW
M'ANAM: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

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MICHAEL McGLYNN

ICELAND & IRELAND

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M'ANAM are a vocal group that combine the two ancient cultures of Ireland and Iceland, singing songs inspired by the natural landscapes around them.
SWEET SORROW

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SUSAN CASH

CANADA

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The film, Sweet Sorrow, uses the natural world and virtual as a metaphor in exploring the theme of partings of all kinds, from people, nature, animals, the environment and the things we love and hold close as individuals, communities and nations.
THE DOOR

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CHEN SHEN

CALIFORNIA, USA

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DiipSilence collaborates with other artists from all around the world, her primary music styles are Electronic, Chillout, Downtempo and Glitch. Her music is known for its organic and fresh sound, which is created by her use of field recordings and sound effects recorded from different locations.
THE SISTERS KARDOS

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STEFAN KRISTINKOV

USA

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Stefan Kristinkov is an eclectic composer, known primarily for his work in independent film and a clarinetist with an extensive performing background.

His music is characterized by inventiveness in combining diverse, often unexpected elements, blurring the boundaries of styles and genres.
TIKI TAANE IN SESSION WITH CSO

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TIKI TAANE

NEW ZEALAND

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TIKI TAANE Artist, Producer, Engineer, Experimentalist
One of the most well known and diverse artists and producers in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Tiki Taane (Ng'ti Maniapoto / MacDuff) is considered to be an influential element in the pioneering of Aotearoa's bass culture, as well as the country's most prolific genre-bending experimentalist.

MAKE MY MOVIE IN MUSKOGEE: SHORT MOVIE SCRIPT
WRITER
SYNOPSIS
FEUDING WOMEN: ANNIE VS LILLIAN
FRED STAFF

BOLIVIA

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Two women with excellent shooting skills face off.
ROLLING SILVERWARE
JAMES C. BOCK

USA

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It's closing time for for a server's worst shift, and there's no end in sight.
WHEN HE LEFT

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COALE COLEMAN

USA

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Sometimes a soldier's greatest fight begins when the war is over.
SHORT MOVIE SCRIPT/TV PILOT/STAGEPLAY
WRITER
SYNOPSIS
THE WRONG COLOR-BLUE

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EVELYN BONELLA

UNITED KINGDOM

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What if all your dreams came true in a heart beat and all the problems disappeared, for every future star caught between the life she knows where she can have it all and the trying to pinpoint the exact moment where it all went so beautifully and disasterously wrong.
TIL THE END OF SUMMER

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BRIAN DU

OKLAHOMA, USA

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A young woman with a terminal illness must cope with her inevitable death, while trying not to burden those closest to her.

FEATURE SCREENPLAY
WRITER(S)
SYNOPSIS
COREY'S HAND
JIM NORMAN

USA

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A high school boy born with a deformed hand is determined to pitch for his school, like his father. His dream seems impossible until someone very unusual appears and coaches him.
JOINTLY JUVENILE

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BRIAN DU, ANNE MIRROP BOYD

OKLAHOMA, USA

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Sofie Tsai will do whatever it takes to "get the girl", even if it sends her spiraling. May the aughts be ever in her favor.
LOVE, BEER AND CHILDREN
JAMES BOCK

USA

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Lucas, a forty five year-old substitute teacher, professional disc golfer, and alcoholic has asked God to help him find someone to love. Luckily for him, the prayers are answered when he meets Audrey, a twenty four year-old lush with three children, at a rehabilitation clinic's alcohol awareness class.
THE BEARDED LADY

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STEVE TROY SIDES

OKLAHOMA, USA

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Runaway teen goes to work for the carnival and falls in love with the carnival's main freak the Bearded Lady.
THE PICKLEBALL KILLER

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JIM CARROLL

TEXAS, USA

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Brigg, an aging pickleball sensation, with supernatural speed, and dark mysterious origin, becomes the target of the Cartel after he inadvertently rescues a young trafficked girl from their clutches.
TRICKSTER

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ROB YORK

CALIFORNIA, USA

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Based upon a true story a wise old horse narrates his extraordinary life. After a near death accident he finds the meaning of life through the eyes of a special needs little girl.