AMY WILLIAMS

LEAD PROGRAMMER


"After screening over 400 films this year, narrowing down my top five felt like an impossible task. These films are not only visually striking, but they tell meaningful stories and elevate some important, often stifled, voices. You know you’ve found something special when you immediately want to watch it again, and I’ve watched these films more than I can count.”

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AMY's picks: 

FAREWELL TO FLESH
Julia Anquier - 22 | Brazil
Powerful Grit
"With the state of the world right now, what happens to the antagonist in this film just feels right. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.”

THE MESS HE MADE
Matthew Puccini - 23 | New York
Centerpiece “A hauntingly human piece that allows the audience a glimpse into a pivotal moment of a man’s life. With a final shot that rivals Call Me By Your Name’s, this is a must-see.”


GLORIA TALKS FUNNY
Kendall Goldberg - 23, Michael Stanziale - 23 | California
The Last Laugh
"Guaranteed to make you laugh, this film showcases a badass, talented woman and a cameo from Napoleon Dynamite himself. My favorite comedy this year.”

SILVIA IN THE WAVES
Giovana Olmos - 21 | Canada
Opening Night Gala
“A visually stunning film that explores grief, identity, and memory as the characters struggle to honor a deceased loved one. There are so many layers to this film, and each one is handled with love and respect.”

LOST IN ARONCORE
Sarah Jones - 22, Kelly Logan - 22, Ryan Wagner - 22, Dezi Gallegos - 21 | California
Centerpiece
“Told through the eyes of a nine-year-old girl, this touching film mixes fantasy and drama to communicate the far-reaching affects mental illness can have on us, and the story she weaves reminds us that no one has to fight their monsters alone.”