Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Footcandle Film Festival! The awards were announced at the Closing Ceremony and Dinner on Sunday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
2017 Footcandle Film Festival: Complete List of Films
First loves, reunited after many years, must choose whether to go back together or onwards apart. This is a film about recapturing lost love, following your dreams, responsibility, modern life and cake.
When a successful young artist is involuntarily committed, he is completely baffled as he doesn’t remember anything about what happened. Life in the psychiatric institute is violent and absurd, but step by step, he tries to come to grips with himself again.
What’s so special about caviar? “Caviar Dreams” delves into the complex world of caviar, weaving a tapestry of caviar tales that leaves you knowing more than you ever thought possible about this unique delicacy.
Technically, the little girl simply just wants to do her homework. But when grandpa’s snores keep her little sibling from sleeping and it cries, things get a bit more complicated. But she has a good idea.
Jonas works at the hand baggage screening at an airport. He is obsessed by preventing the next terrorist attack. But neither his colleagues, nor his boss appreciate his commitment…
It’s quite plain to 7 year old Nori: She is a girl, because she has a girl’s heart. But her body is that of a boy… and her mother struggles with the conflict of enabling her daughter a life worth living out of the norm.
During a dream, 7 year old Yuki is reunited with her sister Iwa who has recently passed away. Together, they share an exciting adventure and along this journey, Yuki is forced to conquer her anxieties.
Three strong female characters from three generations are all teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown. One wants to continue controlling the lives of her two daughters. Her eldest is in search of herself, and the youngest has centered all her hopes and dreams on having a baby.
Against better judgement and warnings from locals, eager reporter John Miller is investigating a series of strange apparitions and deadly encounters surrounding a long-forgotten ghost town in the dark coastal swamps of North Carolina.
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
A story of love, loss, and redemption, focusing on the impact of a unique dog training program that gives two of the most marginalized populations in our society — prison inmates and veterans — a second chance.
A two and a half year journey at an urban arts magnet school in Charlotte, North Carolina, serves as an inspirational window into the lives of inner-city, at-risk students who succeed at their passion while embracing the transformative power of their arts education.
In 1948 partisan violence whips the Colombian countryside. A young woman, a mother of a two-year old child, witnesses the death of her husband, which leads her to become an instrument of revenge and death.
A journey with the traveling cinemas of India, which bring the wonder of the movies to faraway villages annually. Seven decades on, as their lorries and cinema projectors crumble and film reels become scarce, their audiences are lured by slick digital technology.
The Guide, a mysterious hermit who lives within the abandoned tunnels deep underneath the city, spends his existence leading people through the perilous dark into the recesses of their own pasts.
In their remote home in the North Atlantic the Faroe Islanders, hunting whales and seabirds kept them alive for generations and gave them the way of life they love; a life they would pass on to their children. But today they face a grave threat to this tradition.
Even at 95 years old, every day at 10 am, Juan Mariné arrives to his lab in the School of Cinema. A place called “The Submarine”. Piece by piece he perfects his colossal machine with one goal in mind.
When the youngest sibling unexpectedly “gets real”, an uneasy journey of transformation ensues for a Southern family. Each family member grapples with both the news itself, and how their aging mother might respond to it.
When Chris is attacked in the street, Bobby, a manic single dad, jumps in. The two set out into the Montreal night together crashing parties, meeting girls. Chris soon discovers that the underside to Bobby’s charm is a self-destructive streak.