The 2018 festival will take place Nov. 1-11, 2018. Below is information regarding the 2017 festival.

Doc Shorts: Facing Adversity

102 min.

Big Party on the Other Side

Jenny Catherall

After learning she has less than six months to live, Rosalee plans for her burial on Hart Island, a mass grave where New York City’s unclaimed, unidentified bodies are interred.

With director Catherall.
2017
13 min.

Care in Chaos

Lindsay Beyerstein & Martyna Starosta

The administrator of the busiest abortion clinic in North Carolina must cope with the hundreds of protesters who congregate outside on a daily basis, disrupting patients and staff while the police look on indifferently.

2017
21 min.

Jay

Nickolas Duarte

Jay, who was born intersex but raised female and now paints auras of deceased pets and guardian angels, recalls growing up in rural 1950s Minnesota.

With subject Jay Petersen
2017
22 min.

A Letter for Sang-Ah

Mina Fitzpatrick

Two single mothers — one of whom was forced to give her child up for adoption — fight for justice and acceptance within South Korean society.

With director Fitzpatrick.
2017
27 min.
Korean

The Sandman

Lauren Knapp

A doctor balances on a moral high wire by participating in executions while personally opposing capital punishment.

2016
19 min.