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5:30PM - 7:30PM

"Torments of Love (Tourments D'Amour)"

Feature Narrative |  Runtime: 53:50

Country of Origin: France (Filmed in Guadeloupe)

Language: French, Creole

Synopsis: On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house, where the sweet memory of their grandmother is still vivid. But Vanessa is not aware that a particular guest is expected for lunch and when she catches sight of their father coming, a cold and quiet man that she didn't want to see anymore, it is too late to escape the confrontation. 
Around the table, unsaid things, provocations and blunders will lead each individual to face their own ambiguous feelings.

Director | Writer: Jules Caroline 

After Caroline Jules graduated as an assistant director in 1997, she worked on several short movies while developing her own projects. In 2003, she won the Best Script Prize at Creteil Women Film Festival for her short film Paris Dakar, which she directed a couple of years later. The film has been awarded in several French and international film festivals. In 2006, "Torments of Love", a family chronicle about father-daughter relationships, received two prizes for the Best Script - Overseas Departments. She shot the film a few years later in Guadeloupe with Carribean Guyanan actors.

Producer: Dyens Ron





Short Narrative  |  Runtime: 10:00

Country of Origin: New York, USA

Language: English

Genre: Thriller

Synopsis: A psycho thriller centering on a couples damaged childhood that helps to give insight on their destructive adulthood.


Director: Tyrik Washington (in attendance)

Tyrik “Keyz” Washington is a seven-time NY EMMY award nominee and 2014 EMMY award winning producer. Tyrik was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Hails from a diverse family of community activist, musicians, actors, and academic scholars. Tyrik is a self-taught music prodigy, who began to explore his musical talents at the age of three. A proud 1998 graduate from The Juilliard School Of Music (MAP) and a product of the black Pentecostal musical experience, mixed with the best of Jazz and Hip-Hop greatness.




directed by Jules Caroline (France)

Preceded by Short Films:

  • "Correlation" directed by Tyrik Washington (NY, USA)

  • "Angeltown" directed by Nancy Liu (CA, USA)

  • "Family Rewritten" directed by Yasmin Mistry (NY, USA)


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Short Narrative  |  Runtime: 20:30

Country of Origin: California, USA

Language: English / Korean

Genre: Drama

Synopsis: A Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.

Director | Writer: Nancy Liu

Nancy Liu was born in Taiwan and grew up in San Francisco, California. She has a lifelong love of stories and even made childhood forays into directing, putting on talent shows and plays with her brothers and cousins. During that time, she directed and starred in an awkward rendition of Snow White. It was captured on home video, which she hopes never finds its way to any form of social media. A former trial lawyer, she left the legal field and obtained her Master of Fine Arts in Film Production at Chapman University. She has written and directed several short films, including her thesis film, Angeltown.


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"Family Rewritten"


Short Documentary  |  Runtime: 13:15

Country of Origin: New York, USA

Language: English

Synopsis: Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identified as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that held her family together suddenly snapped. Just months before her 18th birthday Camilla found herself in foster care, but instead of feeling ashamed, she made a conscious decision to not let the situation define her.

Director | Producer: Yasmin Mistry (in attendance)

Yasmin Mistry is an Emmy-nominated animator and filmmaker. Her work has been displayed worldwide including recent showings at the White House and United Nations as well as at film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca and Clermont-Ferrand. When not working as an artist, Yasmin dedicates her time to the foster youth of New York City. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, she received the 2012 Advocate of The Year Award for her dedication to getting services for foster care children with special needs. Yasmin was inspired to create this film when she realized the voices of the children she worked with were not being heard and their stories never told.

Writer: Maxine Trump

Maxine is a director, story producer, and co-owner of Hitman
Productions. She directed the New York Times Critics' Pick
feature documentary “Musicwood,” which screened at over
30 film festivals worldwide. Prior to this, she worked at the
BBC in London as the development executive for non-fiction
and scripted programs. She is the winner of several BDA &
Promax awards.


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