Come join KIFF at the Glenwood and see some Jury Award winning films.
Congratulations to our Jury Award winning filmmakers! We are honored to have you as a part of this year's festival.
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Wednesday 5:15 PM Nov 8
Peter Short, the charismatic CEO of a major Australian company, learns that he has only months to live after he is diagnosed with terminal oesophageal cancer. Not wanting to face a painful death, Peter decides to source the lethal drug Nembutal, giving him the option to end his own life peacefully. With the help of a rogue doctor who supplies the drug to suffering patients, Peter sets out to have voluntary euthanasia legalised in Australia. Director: Jeremy Ervine Rating: N/A RunningTime: 01:24:00Country: Australia
I Am Still Here is an award-winning story of 10-year old Layla, who was stolen from her family and thrown into America’s child sex industry. Stories of courage drawn from interviews with trafficking survivors are the foundation for the fictionalized account of Layla’s journey as she confronts the monsters of her past and embraces the hope of her future. Director: Mischa Marcus Rating: R RunningTime: 01:44:00Country: USA
A State of Emergency(Germany/France) (12:20 min), April Fool's Day (Greece) (17:10 min), Jonah(Austria) (13:00 min), Mismatched Eyes (United Kingdom) (10:30 min), Nomfundo (South Africa) (15:00 min), The Shortest Are Always The Best (France) (16:10 min), To Die Yes But To The Sound Of Violins (USA) (14:00 min
That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations * Wednesday7:25 PM Nov 8
* Talent to attend
THAT NEVER HAPPENED reveals the story of Canada’s first national internment operations between 1914 – 1920, when over 88,000 people were forced to register and more than 8,500 were wrongfully imprisoned in concentration camps across Canada, not for anything they had done but because of where they came from. In 1954, the public records were destroyed and in the 1980s a few brave men and women began working to reclaim this chapter in history and ensure future generations would know about it. Director: Ryan Boyko Rating: N/A RunningTime: 01:15:00Country: Canada
Twelve years in the life of a girl in Gaza who was blinded by a bullet. On 1 March 2003, 12-year old Hoda Darwish is hit in the head by a bullet while sitting at her desk in an elementary school in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Hoda miraculously survives, but she wakes up from her coma asking when the daylight comes. The bullet blinded her. She struggles to come to terms with her altered life, doubting her will to live, amidst the endless violence in the Gaza Strip. Her family repeatedly brings her to Egypt in the hope that a medical operation would give back her eyesight. Her hope to be cured deprives her of the willpower to learn the techniques needed by visually impaired persons. After the 2009 war, Hoda is visited by Mervat, the girl who sat next to her when the bullet came. Mervat is in university now. The encounter is a life changing moment for Hoda. She admits she has wasted years, clinging to the hope of seeing again. In the years after, Hoda surprises everyone by improving her life in a remarkable way. Director: Johan Eriksson Rating: N/A RunningTime: 00:57:39Country: State of Palestine
Fruition-The Life And Dreams Of Nicolas Mueller Wednesday7:30 PM
Nicolas Mueller is one of the most revered and iconic snowboarders of all time. We live in a world which typically demands us to obey things we might not believe in. Nicolas shows how he tackled these obstacles in order to find his true path, a conscientious path towards self realization. This film offers an opportunity to get to know the king of style like never before. Almost entirely in his own words, Nicolas takes you through the important events in his life which lead him to where he is today. One of Nicolas’s central goals is to demonstrate the importance of following ones intuition. To learn how to rely on this relationship with yourself and to enjoy the journey it takes you on. Director: Martin Luchsinger, Sean Fee Rating: PG RunningTime: 01:05:00Country: Switzerland