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Saturday, May 1 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm

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Fear of Flying (7:46) USA (Florida); Ernie Berger; Florida Premiere (attending)
A young bird and a sea turtle share madcap misadventures in a coming-of-age "buddy" story.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brwJwoF_Xzo

The Abandoned Block (5:45) Canada; James Bourne; St. Petersburg Premiere
A useless, damaged, forgotten block of marble after years of neglect, emerges as one of the greatest and most beautiful works of art.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/445783302

Would Have (4:00) Germany; Dave Siegel, Pete Groverman; U.S. Premiere (attending)
A soldier, in a dire situation, receives help from an unexpected source.
Website: https://www.davesiegel.com/would-have.html

Deep Fears (3:23) USA; Ryan Chu (College Student); St. Petersburg Premiere
A sea otter who is afraid of the ocean is challenged to face his fears when he loses his precious pink shell necklace at sea.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/428209181

The Tattooed Torah (21:13) USA; Marc Bennett; St. Petersburg Premiere (attending)
An animated film based on the renowned children's book that has been educating young children about the Holocaust for generations. THE TATTOOED TORAH Over the last three decades, the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg, "The Tattooed Torah," has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children all over the world. The book recounts the true story of the rescue and restoration of a small Torah from Brno, Czechoslovakia, and teaches the Holocaust not only as a period of destruction but also as an opportunity for redemption. The film is presented by The Goldrich Family Foundation in association with USC Shoah Foundation, executive producers Melinda Goldrich and Stephen Smith, produced by Lisa Effress of 11 Dollar Bill, animation by Jeffrey Pittle and Christian Robins, original score by Daniel Alcheh and recorded by The Bow Tie Orchestra and Choir of Moscow, co-written by Brett Kopin and Marc Bennett, story by Greg Ferkel, directed by Marc Bennett, and narrated by Ed Asner.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/388346381

Goodbye Home (6:29) Australia; Jonathan Chong; Florida Premiere
On a hot summer day, a young boy lounges in a tire swing hanging from the big branch of an old ghost gum viewing the wonders of Australia's wildlife.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/493618510

Artichoke Boy (2:32) USA; Phil E. Eichinger; Florida Premiere
It's a summer day, with bright sunshine and just a slight breeze. However, troubling thoughts about color, gender, and sexuality distract a young artichoke as they sit alone on a swing, swaying back and forth. Thoughts, wants, and fears about their place in the world are explored as Artichoke Boy monologues throughout this summer day.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/MtWof9SeMLA

Saturday May 1, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT