An exploration of all things cinematic awaits at this year’s festival — featuring 53 films from 16 countries, including documentaries, narrative films, spoken word, animation and music videos by filmmakers from as close as Trenton, Bradley Beach, and other parts of NJ to as far away as Kosovo, Spain, and Iran. A great opportunity to connect with fellow film lovers and filmmakers!
Trenton Film Society
Saturday March 24, 1:15pm – Saturday Afternoon Shorts
(dir. Chelsea LoCascio, US, documentary, 5 minutes)
Students with disabilities at The College of New Jersey share their stories.
One Mother’s Fire: The Gail Minger Story
(dir. Diana Nicolae, US, documentary, 26 minutes)
After her son died in a fire at Murray State University in Kentucky, Gail Minger has not stopped searching for answers, uncovering negligence, forcing accountability, and fighting for change that can save other lives.
Weavers of Imagination
(dir. Sadegh Jafari, Iran, documentary, 21 minutes)
Unsighted men and women in Iran weave intricately patterned carpets by using Braille.
(dir. Nicholas Carney, US, documentary, 30 minutes)
Every year Villanova University hosts one of the largest Special Olympics competitions in the nation. Athletes from the Delaware County soccer team share the challenges they face on a daily basis, both on and off the playing field.
Hope Works Here: A Camden Story
(dir. Peter Prokop, US, documentary, 28 minutes)
Three students in Camden, NJ try to overcome their turbulent pasts and rewrite their future at HopeWorks, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide education, counseling and entrepreneurship to young people.