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Thursday, June 6
 

4:00pm EDT

Shorts Block #1
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to the following short films in this programming block:

1
LUCY IN THE SKY
USA, 11 m
director: Bertha Bay-Sa Pan


A high school student living with autism is faced with cataclysmic change when she and her twin sister become the subject of genetic research.

2
AZIZA
Syria, 13:12
director: Soudade Kaadan 


A dynamic take on the life of Syrian refugees, told through a husband teaching his wife to drive.

3
CUBA, ONE STORY
France, 2:44
director: François Dourlen 


A photographer uses a wide angle to get closer to the people of Cuba.

4
UNSPOKEN
Jamaica, 12:00
director: Danae Grandison


Two women are connected by circumstance, living untold truths and heartbreak.

5
BYGONES

USA, 2:07
director: William Wedig

An elderly woman visits the grave of an estranged lover to say her final goodbye.

6
MR PUNCHBAG

UK, 9:11
directors: Shirit Kedar, Frank Burke 


In the backstreets of inner city London, a broken man exists as a human punchbag for hire.



Thursday June 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences 120 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Township, NJ 08008, USA
 
Friday, June 7
 

10:00am EDT

Shorts Block #2
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films at this screening:

1
ART SHOW
Canada, 4:00 minutes
Director: Claire Dub
The legitimacy of an influential artist's work is called into question.

2
JOYCE
USA, 29 minutes
Director: Nora Jaenicke
Joyce, an immigrant Filipino nanny, finds a friend the moment she needs one the most.

3
REGULATION
USA, 12:02 minutes
Director: Ryan Patch

In the near future, a social worker administers behavior modifying "patches" to children that guarantee happiness. But what happens when a young girl refuses?

4
SWEPT AWAY
France/USA, 11:58 minutes
director: Thomas Grascoeur 

The characters and plot twists in Swept Away break through stereotypes and challenge our perception of how others navigate through the world.

5
LADIES LOUNGE
USA, 9:15 minutes
Director: Michelle Bossy
In a restaurant, a woman on a date contemplates the roles women are offered and how they must sometimes take their power back by any means necessary.

6
SOMBRA CITY
Greece/USA/Cuba, 10:18 minutes
Director: Elias Plagianos
In the year 2037, a corporate assassin revisits a city lost in time and the love he left behind.

7
PATRIK
USA, 9:58
Director: Evgeniya Radilova

An accomplished elderly actor on his way to receiving a lifetime achievement award receives the ultimate reward we can all only hope for in this lifetime.



Friday June 7, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

1:00pm EDT

Shorts Block #3
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following films in this shorts block:

1
THE BLUE CAPE

Puerto Rico, 5:00
Director: Alejandra Lopez
Spanish with English subtitles

A young boy faces the challenge of saving his sickly grandfather during the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

2
THIS DAMN TOWN
USA, 11:47
Director: Lesley Hoyt-Croft
In 1970, sixteen-year-old Louis Taylor was sent to prison for life on 28 counts of murder. Why was he convicted in the first place and will he be able to adjust to a life where nothing is the same?

3
JONES

USA, 8:35
Director: Stacey Maltin
Aware that her drinking has become destructive, Jones makes a go at living the sober life. Not wanting to be someone else’s problem, she pushes away help and comes face to face.

4
FROM ONE SHORE TO ANOTHER
France, 19:30
Director: 
Gérard Corporon
Language: French with English subtitles
An oyster farmer from the South of France is confronted with a situation that is going to make resentment, racism, and intolerance rise in others.

5
REJECTORS
USA, 11:00
Director: Eve Van Dyke

A 20-year-old outcast finds himself torn between his allegiance to Rejectors, an anti-racist group, and a past he can’t escape.


6
JO
USA, 16:00
Director: Justine Williams
In 1980's Woodstock, NY, a 13-year-old girl reluctantly prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, while experiencing a rite of passage that moves her in an unorthodox direction.

7
VILLAGE VIBE
Russia/USA, 9:19
Director: Tanya Glebova

The experimental musician John Sully chronicles his time in the glory days of New York's East Village.

8
MEGAN
USA, 7:55
Director: Greg Strasz
Megan Paulson, along with the elite Delta Force team, investigates a mysterious attack in present-day downtown Los Angeles.

Friday June 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

6:00pm EDT

Shorts Block #4
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films at this screening:

1
CRAB SPECIAL
USA, 9:57
Director: Matt Simon
Two chefs, one who cooks crabs, and one who forages, meet on the beach the day they both lose their jobs. There's a connection, but can they bridge the gap between the way they each work and see the world?

2
THE 8th YEAR OF THE EMERGENCY

USA, 13:13
DirectorMaureen Towey
Eight years into Lil’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, a visit from her family inspires an ecstatic moment of clarity.

3
THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
UK, 8:01
DirectorRory Waudby-Tolley (UK)
Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia.

4
SCATTERED

Canada, 9:39
DirectorEllie Harvie
Two women venture into the woods to scatter their friend's ashes and fumble for a way to say good bye.

5
THE REPLACEMENT
USA, 15:00
DirectorSean Miller
On election night, a janitor feels cheated out of a life he might have lived when his own clone becomes the President.

6
CATHEDRALS

USA, 20:20
Director: Benjamin Caro
A young husband who, through a strange, almost psychedelic experience with a blind man, is able to see his marriage from a new perspective.

7
WINK
USA, 9:00
DirectorJohn Gallagher
A hung-over couple discover something odd in the middle of their living room. As details about last night are revealed, the couple's future changes forever.

Friday June 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

8:30pm EDT

Short Block #5
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films as part of this screening:

1
DRIP
USA, 9:00
Director: Jillian Cantwell
A young male Manhattanite is incited to extreme behavior, after an encounter with his upstairs neighbor about a leaking air conditioner.

2
FINAL CALLBACK
USA, 7:11
Director: Jeff Ayars
A surreal nightmare follows an actress into a Kafkaesque audition and pushes her to the limits of her sanity to land the lead role in a feature film.

3
THE GUY
USA, 15:00
Director: Jon Fusco
Every day of Tony's life plays out in exactly the same way, until one afternoon, when a chance encounter with a local girl leads him to follow his dreams and row out into the middle of the bay.

4
TOO LATE
USA, 3:52
Director: Clayton Dean Smith
Chad's ready to apologize to the woman he wronged. He can't screw up - - the stakes couldn't be higher.

5
DON'T BLINK
USA, 7:08
Director: Graceann Dorse, Nannette Deasy
Nannette, champion of the staring contests, meets her ultimate nemesis. Will she reign supreme or be defeated fur-ever?

6
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
USA, 5:17
Director: Nikolai Basarich
A writer reaches rock bottom, while struggling with his demons.

7
BUG BITE
USA, 7:45
Director: Emily Ann Hoffman
A young woman and a female bed bug form an unlikely bond, while contending with toxic masculinity.

8
DOUGH
USA, 8:57
Director: Kurt Schneider

Vincent, a notoriously tardy pizza boy, is given one final opportunity to save his job. While delivering a particular pizza, saving his job becomes the least of his concerns.

9
IDOL
Germany, 8:33
Director: Luisa Taraz
Language: German with English subtitles

After a “blocked” artist is finally inspired by his muse to create a masterpiece, his muse and manager get into a violent argument over the sale of the work. Only then does the artist realize what is really going on.


Friday June 7, 2019 8:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA
 
Saturday, June 8
 

1:30pm EDT

Short Block #6
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films as part of this screening:

1
OPEN
Turkey, 15:13
Director: Kerem Altin
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Adem builds himself a boat to go to an island. At the beach, he meets with random people who join his project, while a kid plays with his sand castle.

2
DON'T CALL ME BEAUTIFUL
Australia, 10:06
Director: Jill Robinson

An aboriginal woman uses an unwaveringly positive mindset and determination to create a better life, after years of emotional and physical abuse from her adoptive mother.

3
FIRST DISCO
Ireland, 18:00
DirectorHelen O'Reilly
Kelly Harrison is not only experiencing her first crush, she’s going to her first disco. The only problem is that she’s getting huge braces right before her big night.

4
JANEK/BASTARD
Israel, 19:00
Director: Muriel Naim
Language: Polish and German with 
English subtitles
An exploration of the intricate relationship between a Christian and a Jewish boy, in 1942 Poland.

5
THE SEA
UK, 13:01
Director: Cameron Richards

Jenny sits alone on a beach. As she watches for birds, she is joined by best friends, family, and loved ones, in a series of seemingly random encounters.

6
THE MONTERREY EXPRESS
Ireland, 13:10
Director: Anthony Breatnach 

1940, Irish vaudevillians are on a train to Monterrey, with Mr Hardy’s new fiancée and her oppressed ward. When plans change, the darker side comes out.

Saturday June 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

5:00pm EDT

Shorts Block #7
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following films in this shorts block:

1
THE BREAK
USA, 7:30
Director: Michael Goldburg

An unhappy accountant works out her midlife crisis to become an artist during a "break" with co-workers at her office.

2
NOW OR NEVER
Canada, 10:30
Director: Rose Schimm

A young woman in denial about the state of her relationship is spending Christmas Eve alone in a bar, where she meets what could be a future version of herself.

3
PAY TO STAY
Canada/USA, 11:53
Director: Heather Taylor

A lesbian couple takes a mini vacation to repair their relationship, unaware of what awaits them in the apartment they rented.

4
M.I.A.
USA/Kazakhstan, 7:23
Director: Abylay Zhakashov

In the midst of the relentless Iraq War, an American soldier drags his wounded brother across the vast and unforgiving desert in hopes of reaching safety.

5
THE STATION
USA/Canada, 10:18
Director: Simon Mendes, Angus Borsos

An observational portrait of two lighthouse keepers living and working on a Lightstation in British Columbia, Canada (population 2).

6
BAGGAGE
USA, 6:45
Director: Stacey Maltin
In a dystopian future, where the government mandates happiness and people must cover their faces with smiling paper bags, two lovers discover what happens when real emotions are set free.

7
TIME MACHINERY
Canada, 6:25
Director: Mei Fa Tan

Language: French with English subtitles
A mother and her 9-year-old son, who is gifted with a fertile imagination, are briefly trapped in an old elevator. The boy is convinced that the elevator is more than an elevator.

8
MASTERPIECE
USA, 6:51
Director: Eden Martinez
A female actor has a strange audition that will challenge her commitment to her acting career.

9
RUN
USA, 10:32
Director: Brandon Broussard

A college student goes on the run when he finds out his name is on the execution list of a local drug dealer.

10
LOW ROAD
Australia/USA, 9:40
Director: Eleanor Wilson

A tense slow burning thriller about a woman consumed by the image of her husband’s affair. She takes to the country to clear her head and becomes entangled in a bigger injustice.

Saturday June 8, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

7:30pm EDT

Shorts Block #8
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following films in this shorts block:

1
FOR A BETTER LIFE
USA, 9:32
Director: Yasmin Mistry
Sold for $100 at the age of 5, Fekri suffers through years of abuse before his plight is discovered.

2
BELIEVIN'
USA, 15:00
Director: Daryl Lathon

An unexpected guest at a New Year's Eve party makes a most bizarre request of her hosts, impacting all of their lives.

3
METRONOME (IN TIME)
USA, 13:00
Director: Scott Floyd Lochmus

An elderly ailing maestro and a young piano prodigy venture out of their musical isolation in hopes of selling their beloved piano.

4
REAL WITCH HOURS
USA, 3:36
Director: Jason Hood

A coven of witches cast out their demons and performs a tasty spell.

5
THE GUY: THE BRIAN DONAHUE STORY
USA, 19:13
Director: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher

Stuntman. Actor. UPS employee. Former WWF wrestler. Disney World performer. NFL nose tackle. Brian Donahue has seemingly done it all. Yet, he's still searching for that elusive Hollywood spotlight.

6
3 DAYS
USA, 11:31
Director: Julie Sharbutt

When three women friends sense danger on a camping trip, they keep each other laughing until a horrible twist makes them feel more alone than ever.

7
SHORT CALF MUSCLE
Netherlands, 13:00
Director: Victoria Warmerdam

Anders - a rather tall 30-year-old - finds out that the rest of the world is under the impression that he is a gnome.



Saturday June 8, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA
 
Sunday, June 9
 

11:00am EDT

Shorts Block #9
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films in this block:

1
JOE IMDB vs FRANKIE TRUFFLES
USA, 17:06
Director: William George-Louis
A battle of wits between NYC cinephiles.

2
THE SELFISH ONES
USA, 10:00
Director: 
Eric Grisanti
Two reminiscent brothers attend a wake while an underlying secret begins to reveal itself.

3
COFFEE AND A DONUT
USA, 11:28
Director: Cary Patrick Martin
A story of a young immigrant who knows no English, and his trials ordering breakfast at a local diner.

4
CLEAR SKIES
Sweden, 17:00
Director: Daniel Hagberg

Language: Swedish with English Subtitles
A young boy and his mother are fugitives and have to stay hidden in a house in the woods. Their relationship is getting worse, with the young boy’s nightmares of a vicious storm and his increasing concern that they aren't safe in the house.

5
40TH
USA, 7:57
Director: Neil Fennell

Anne’s mother died when she was 8 and left her the gift of 40 birthday cards.

6
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
USA, 6:02
Director: Kylene Harrington
In 1960s’ Taiwan, young puppeteer Chen struggles with his feelings for another man, his best friend and fellow puppeteer, Li.

7
SNOW CHILD
USA, 11:57
Director: Diana Cignoni

A Russian girl witnesses the death of her father and submerges herself in the unseen world and finds her neutral space that comforts her grief and guilt.

8
BRISTLED
USA, 5:00
Director: Scott Farrell

After countless blind dates that have gone poorly, Bernard swears that his next date will be "the one." But, could her flaw be too much for him to overcome?

Sunday June 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA

1:30pm EDT

Shorts Block #10
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The Lighthouse International Film Festival is very proud to present the following short films in this block:

1
EXTREMOPHILES
USA, 4:25
Director: Leah Shore

Extremophiles are organisms that exist when nothing else can survive. This a portrait film about pollution in Brooklyn NY and beyond.

2
CON SPIRITO
USA, 18:33
Director: Emily Izquierdo

At Vassar College, in 1933, two young women spend a night in a tree discussing rebel literature and loneliness.

3
SELF (ISH)
USA, 11:47
Director: Dani Tennenbaum
The story of a mother and daughter who choose, for one night, to look out for themselves, even though they may hurt the people around them.

4
THE SPIRIT SEAM
USA, 14:52
Director: Ashley Gerst

A mixture of animation mediums are used to tell the story of a young girl and her Pap-Paw, as they experience the simple pleasures of an Appalachian coal-mining town in the 1950s.

5
IF THE SHOE FITS
USA, 5:00
Director: Cinder Chou

A man finds a shoe that’s missing its other half and discovers his love for high-heeled pumps.

6
ELLA
USA, 8:49
Director: Clio Gevirtz
Laila is looking forward to her date, when an unexpected friend shows up and faces no choice but to ruin the date.

7
RESTORATION
USA, 15:00
Director: Cameron Taddeo

A successful actor finally returns home to visit and make amends with his father.

8
SETTLING UP
USA, 5:07
Director: Reuben Hernandez

A young man panics when he finds out his Tinder dates don't qualify as a tax write-off.

9
SAFE
USA, 10:55
Director: Elizabeth Page

Tension arises for a nanny who's survived a school shooting, when she discovers guns in the house at a play date for a pair of teenage girls.

Sunday June 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Long Beach Island Historical Museum 129 Engleside Avenue, Beach Haven, NJ 08008, USA