2016 SHORTLIST FINALISTS

2016 SHORTLIST FINALISTS

Here are the 12 finalists for the 2016 Shortlist Audience Award. Watch and vote!

GLOVE

Dir: Alexa Lim Haas & Bernardo Britto
The true story of a glove that’s been floating in space since 1965.

EDMOND

Dir: Nina Gantz
A black comedy about a man with cannibalistic urges who travels back through his life, looking for the root of his unhappiness.

OVER

Dir: Jörn Threlfall
"Over" presents a crime scene. During the course of nine wide shots told in reverse order, we witness an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighborhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound and deeply unexpected.

Thunder Road

Dir: Jim Cummings
Officer Arnaud loved his mom.    

BOXEADORA

Dir: Meg Smaker
One woman defies Fidel Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory, and become Cuba’s first female boxer.

MAMAN(S)

Dir: Maïmouna Doucouré
8-year-old Aida and her family's lives are overwhelmed when her father returns home to Paris from Senegal with a second wife. In response to her mother's distress, Aida decides then to get rid of the new visitor.

THE SEND-OFF

Dir: Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan
Emboldened by a giant block party on the evening of their high school prom, a group of students enter the night with the hope of transcending their rural town and the industrial landscape that surrounds them.

THESE C*CKSUCKING TEARS

Dir: Dan Taberski
The gritty uncompromising voice behind the first gay-themed country music album - 40 years after its release.

SLINGSHOT

Dir: David Hansen
Frankie is a 10-year-old kid on summer vacation at a run-down trailer park. When Tayla, a 10-year-old girl, shows a romantic interest, Frankie's holiday becomes a whole lot more complicated. "Slingshot" is an amusing look at modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims.

BACON & GOD’S WRATH

Dir: Sol Friedman
A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time.

Killer

Dir: Matt Kazman
When Dusty masturbates for the first time, something bad happens...

THE BLACK BELT

Dir: Margaret Brown
In 2015, Alabama closed 31 DMVs across the state. Many of these closures occurred in the Black Belt, a predominantly African-American region, directly impacting voter enfranchisement in a state that requires photo IDs at the polls.
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