FILA 2019: FIlm Festival Screening Lineup

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Program 1 – Originality Spotlight: Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m.
Three short films that highlight the originality and creativity of independent filmmaking.
Program 2 – Empowerment Spotlight: Friday, June 7, at 8:30 p.m.
Three films featuring lead female characters who find the power to overcome anything that stands in their way.
Program 3 – Documentary Spotlight: Friday, June 7, at 10 p.m.
Two documentaries revealing insights on topics ranging from UFC training to law enforcement to Olympic boxing.
Program 4 – Suspense Spotlight: Saturday, June 8, at 6 p.m.
Four short films that keep you on the edge of your seat.
Program 5 – Cutting Edge Spotlight: Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m.
Four short films with a unique perspectives on comedy, drama, and the supernatural.
Program 6 – Kidnapping Spotlight – Groupers: Saturday, June 8, at 10 p.m.
A feature film about a grad student who kidnaps and runs an experiment on two bullies to cure their homophobia.
Program 7 – Radical Spotlight: The Last Of The Manson Girls. Sunday, June 9, at Noon
A feature film that takes on the Manson Family with an entirely new twist, preceded by a touching documentary short.
Program 8 – Danger Spotlight: Sunday, June 9, at 2 p.m.
Five short films, from horror to tragedy to comedy, that approach dangerous situations in completely original ways.
Program 9 – Confrontation Spotlight: Sunday, June 9, at 4 p.m
Four short films whose heroes confront challenges from a bathroom in China to the meaning of life.

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Program 1 – Originality Spotlight
Friday, June 7, 7 PM
Everything is Temp
Mr. Throw ‘Em Down The Stairs
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Program 2 – Empowerment Spotlight
Friday, June 7, 8:30 PM
Girl Friend
How To Get A Boyfriend
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Program 3 – Documentary Spotlight
Friday, June 7, 10 PM
The Sweetest Land (Trailer)
Suffer for Good
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Program 4 – Suspense Spotlight
Saturday, June 8, 6 PM
About Steven
Lightning Strikes
She & Her
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Program 5 – Cutting Edge Spotlight
Saturday, June 8, 8 PM
The Derailers
Hammer Jackson
The Man and Mel
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Program 6 – Kidnapping Spotlight
Saturday, June 8, 10 PM
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Program 7 – Revolutionary Spotlight
Sunday, June 9, 12 PM
Radical Acts Of Love (Trailer)
The Last of the Manson Girls
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Program 8 – Danger Spotlight
Sunday, June 9, 2 PM
Kings Boulevard
I Could Have Died
The Wind Phone
FILA Screenplay Awards
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Program 9 – Confrontation Spotlight
Sunday, June 9, 4 PM
Beach Day
Stand Down
Shanghai Sole
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2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

After her date night goes bust, Erin must contend with an unexpected visitor at the door.

Director: Michael Trainotti
Writer(s): Michael Trainotti
Producer(s): Michael & Maureen Trainotti, Brian Palatucci, Clark D. Schaefer, Grant Housley, Rick Jones, Craig Davis, Kathleen Markel
Cast: Sabrina Howells, Brian Palatucci, Megan Rach

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Suffer for Good

2019 Official Selection: Documentary Feature Film

Ethiopian boxer Seb Zewdie‘s Olympic dreams were knocked out when the Soviet Union and their allies boycotted the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. 35 years later, we find Seb in LA, a Pro-UFC and boxing coach still haunted by that tough punch.

Director: Danny Simmons
Producer(s): Louis Benjamin Del Guercio, Danny Simmons, David Fisch, Trevor Ward
Cast: Seb Zewdie, Jared Papazian, Jesse Merritt, Chad George, Rick Hodes

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The story of a man who knows neither victory nor defeat.

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2019 Official Selection: Narrative Short Film

An ADA faces her toughest case yet when an assault victim names the district’s most respected judge.

Director: Michael Vaughn Hernandez
Writer(s): Michael Vaughn Hernandez
Producer(s): Michael Vaughn Hernandez
Cast: Kally Khourshid, Tom Jenkins, Matthew Hancock, Sandy Rather

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The answer is the problem.

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