CLIFF2014 Films Lineup

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Here is the line up for our 2014 edition.
CLIFF2014 will be held on 20-21st of September.
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Hope for Hurting Hearts
Hope For Hurting Hearts
Submitted by: Gary Zelasko
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 75:00

Hope for Hurting Hearts shows how Greg Laurie, Jeremy Camp, Nick Vujicic, and how their families dealt with times of extreme suffering, with each choosing to trust, follow and ultimately, glorify God. CLIFF - Page Break

A Drop of Water
A Drop of Water
Directed by: Gus Cantavero
Submitted by: Gus Cantavero
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 98:00

A Drop of Water is the debut film by photographer, and now filmmaker, Gus Cantavero. The film was written, directed, shot and edited entirely as a solo project. He narrates this emotional portrait of modern day Cambodia as he experienced it, beginning from the point of arrival and ending with a reflection on life in America.
Besides still feeling the effects of Pol Pot’s genocide, Cambodia is stifled by starvation, demands by corrupt government officials for constant bribes and a booming population of orphans. The film chronicles the efforts of 3 Christian organizations (Water of Life Asia, Harmony Outreach and World Orphans) that are trying a bottom-up approach to train a new generation of Godly leaders to rescue a broken society.

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Tha Last Paradise
The Last Paradise
Directed by: Clive Neeson
Submitted by: Clive Neeson
In category: Documentary
From: New Zealand
TRT: 1:35:00

A 45 year quest for adrenaline and energy in stunning original footage.In the remote wilderness of New Zealand, when necessity was the mother of invention, a maverick bunch of kids had a dream which they would one day share with the world. Through 45 years of stunning original footage we relive the journey of adventure pioneers in a quest for natural energy in  paradises which have long since gone. We witness the most convincing evidence of climate change ever filmed. But through a fun and inspiring awakening, we also see how the same pioneering spirit provides the solution.

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Haiti
Haiti: a David and Goliath Story
Directed by: Roberto Munoz
Submitted by: Roberto Munoz
In category: Documentary
From: Canada
TRT: 26:00

The story of Revenel Benoit and how he survived after being kicked on the streets by his mother when he turned away from voodoo to become a Christian.

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Imression XPS160
IMPRESSION-XPS160
Directed by: tiyam yabandeh jahroumi
Submitted by: tiyam yabandeh jahroumi
In category: Short Film
From: Iran
TRT: 15:00

Nothing can vanish the love, even a nuclear bomb…
This is the story of a blind photographer that lives in the dark room with his dead wife memories, after a nuclear war.

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Twirl
Twirl
Directed by: Nathaniel Winckler
Submitted by: Nathaniel Winckler
In category: Animation
From: USA
TRT: 03:00

A childlike speaker finds out that it is constrained by its wire, only to find out that its wire is its source of joy.

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Fathers and sons

Fathers & Sons
Directed by: Justin Machnik
Submitted by: Justin Machnik
In category: Short Film
From: Canada
TRT: 10:00

After his abusive father passes away, a hardened son is forced to go through his childhood home and deal with the past he tried to forget. What he finds is not what he expects.

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A Call
A Call
Directed by: Ien Chi
Submitted by: Ien Chi
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 08:00

A fugitive’s botched crime. An officer’s pursuit. Two characters search for righteousness but in their own vastly different ways – shining light on the true natures of each.

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The Story of St Andrew
The Story of St Andrew
Directed by: Demos Panagiotakis
Submitted by: Frances O’Neill
In category: Animation
From: UK
TRT: 03:00

The Story of St Andrew narrated by Neil Oliver

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Excuses
Excuses
Submitted by: John Giurin
In category: Music Video
From: Canada
TRT: 04:00

Excuses is fun song that looks into some of the excuses we make every day. It might even offer a suggestion about what to do with all of them…

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Life in Reverse
Life in Reverse: Selma’s Story
Directed by: Katherine Loop
Submitted by: Katherine Loop
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 07:00

This short video features actual footage of one woman–Selma–while she had dementia, along with commentary by her daughter and caregiver, Florence. You’ll experience both the good and the difficult moods of dementia firsthand…and get a vision for relating creatively and lovingly with your loved ones, even when life goes in reverse.

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procurase
Procura-se
Directed by: Regis Valentino
Submitted by: Regis Valentino
In category: Short Film
From: Brazil
TRT: 10:00

A gunslinger looking for revenge traveled a long trip to find a beautiful and brave sheriff who dared to challenge a powerful institution.

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Walker
Walker
Directed by: Eero Heinonen
Submitted by: Eero Heinonen
In category: Documentary
From: India, Finland, Nepal
TRT: 30:00

Walker is philosophical short film set in scenic background of Nepal Himalaya. It asks the questions of balanced existence and searches for the ultimate happiness in human life. Why is it difficult to be in the present moment with full attention and focus? The audience can reflect upon this.CLIFF - Page Break

Life to Live
Life to Live
Directed by: Kiyoji Murakami
Submitted by: Kiyoji Murakami
In category: Documentary
From: Japan
TRT: 25:00

The film depicts the life of a monk-sculptor in the 17TH century who is said to have carved 120,000 Buddhist images in his whole life for those who were beset by grief.He was a monk who stood shoulder to shoulder with the weakest in society.His carvings remained for over three centuries and today still bring us comfort. Although Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami,the gentle faint smile of the figures reminds us to live life for today and tomorrow no matter what difficulties we face.CLIFF - Page Break

Yarrows Boy
Yarrow’s Boy
Directed by: Logan Bean
Submitted by: Daniel Ard
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 11:00

A soldier of light returns home from a great war against darkness and teaches his frightened son a metaphor on how to overcome fear in a mythical world.CLIFF - Page Break

Salome
Salome
Directed by: Takahisa Shiraishi
Submitted by: Takahisa Shiraishi
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 05:00

The film Salome is an experimental film based on the theatre play ‘Salome’ written by Oscar Wilde, The voice of John the Baptist – who is imprisoned by Herod, the ruler of Judea – is echoing in the prison, predicting something terrible will be caused by Salome, who is the daughter of Herodias, the wife of Herod. Salome is attracted by John and his voice. She tries kissing him. However, John rejects Salome and accuses the improper relationship between her mother and Herod. On the terrace of the palace, Herod asks Salome to dance for him and will give her whatever she wants for her reward. Salome dances and asks Herod to get her the head of John.CLIFF - Page Break

Moriah
Moriah
Directed by: Laura Kay Rudat
Submitted by: Laura Kay Rudat
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

Moriah is the tale of a girl called Kingly. Some of it happened. Some of it’s made up.
For Kingly, it doesn’t matter that she doesn’t know the answers. She wants only to know more deeply the One who does know them. Determined to find and embrace her purpose, Kingly acknowledges certain coincidences in her life as ‘signs’ towards this end.

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Gods Lamb
Gods Lam
Directed by: Kees-Jan Mulder
Submitted by: Kees-Jan Mulder
In category: Short Film
From: Czech Republic, Finland
TRT: 22:00

For Zakaria (11), son of an Islamic butcher, this year’s Feast of Sacrifice will be the first one without his mother. Things get messed up when his handicapped brother accidentally gets attached to the lamb intended for the same Feast…

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The Coming
The Coming
Directed by: Joy Jones
Submitted by: Joy Jones
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 11:00

As the world begins to self destruct, a group of friends begin to turn on one another as their state of survival lessens and Brian begins to question whether his friends true motives are for him or against him when it comes to their survival.

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The challenge
The Challenge
Directed by: Natalie Hope MacMillan
Submitted by: JC MacMIllan
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

Through a sandlot football game, imperfect people trying to follow God face off against those listening to Beelzebub. In the classic style of Buster Keaton and the Keystone Cops silent comedies, God attempts to coach his ragtag team through his Word, as their human frailties get in the way. But their final ‘play’ takes everyone by surprise– especially Beelzebub.

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Some Kind of Sign
Some Kind of Sign
Directed by: Juan Sotelo
Submitted by: Juan Sotelo
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 08:00

A discarded man, James, sustains his values in the face of sinister overtures. Good and evil hang in balance as James’ lifeline nears the end.

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G
“G” (water)
Directed by: Luke Broyles
Submitted by: Luke Broyles
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 06:00

This documentary short explores the daily life of villagers in Mali, Africa ; the challenges they face and the hope they have for the future. This film is by 12 yr old Luke Broyles, who traveled to Africa in 2011 to meet and document these kind and generous people. It was an epic journey. Luke has edited his 10 hours of film into a concise and moving glimpse at life across the globe.

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In Quietness & Confidence
In Quietness & Confidence
Directed by: Katie Breidenbach
Submitted by: Katie Breidenbach
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 05:00

As Reina, a conservative college freshman exploring the uncertain world of romance, battles newfound questions, loneliness, and acute longing, she discovers that she may not be alone.

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Escamas
Escamas
Directed by: Mikaela Bruce
Submitted by: Mikaela Bruce
In category: Short Film
From: USA, Spain
TRT: 10:00

In a world where everyone can see and hear poorly at best, one girl begins to discover how much she’s been missing, more than she could have ever imagined. Her process of discovery will take her to a place of no return, though she fears this, she realizes this is the place she must go, the point that must be reached.

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Baby Girl
Baby Girl
Directed by: David Massey
Submitted by: Morgan Rodner
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

As in Isaiah 47:11,Disaster comes upon her, and she will not know how to conjure it away. CLIFF - Page Break

Prayer
Submitted by: Mike Ericksen
In category: Music Video
From: USA
TRT: 06:00

Gratitude combined with a sense of values towards family and friends brings home the message of this song. Everyone has moments of appreciation when all that is felt is an awareness of what we have. This music video celebrates those moments.

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Never Too Late
Directed by: Aaron Kamp
Submitted by: Aaron Kamp
In category: Short Film
From: Australia
TRT: 09:00

Danny’s desire for riches leads him down a shady path. When challenged by his girlfriend, Rachel, that there is more to life than he thinks, will Danny have the courage to change? Or will he follow his mentor, Jack, into the crime world?

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The Henchman
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
Submitted by: Nathan VonMinden
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

In the world of super heroes and villains it’s a henchman’s job to rough up the good guys when they break in looking for sinister plots. A run of the mill henchman must keep his job protecting his bosses warehouse and fighting off masked vigilante ‘good guys’ before his home life and work life destroy each other.

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The Pilgrimage
Directed by: Corbin Hubbard
Submitted by: Corbin Hubbard
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 05:00

An experimental look during the journey of death.

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Exit Interview
Directed by: Scott Garner
Submitted by: Edgar Martinez Schulz
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 05:00

There’s only one spot left for today in heaven, and there are two women interviewing for it. With nothing better to do, they decide to help each other practice for their interview with God. Let the games begin.

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How
Directed by: Ty Staples
Submitted by: Ty Staples
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 08:00

If you could choose between when you were going to die, or how you were going to die, which would you pick?

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El copiloto
Directed by: Javier Figuero
Submitted by: Javier F. Espadas
In category: Short Film
From: Spain
TRT: 26:00

In life, the line between happiness and unhappiness is very subtle. Jump from one side to another is simple and makes the difference between having it all and losing everything. Crossing the line is as easy as difficult to try to go back and fix mistakes that are sometimes insurmountable.

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Visitor to Virgin Pines
Directed by: Greg Womble
Submitted by: Greg Womble
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 13:00

Just before Christmas, a middle-aged man visits the mother he doesn’t know. The secrets they trade may be the secret to forgiveness.

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Visions
Directed by: Justin Pugh
Submitted by: Justin Pugh
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 08:00

A former pastor is convinced he is living during the apocalypse, and has abandoned humanity to live off the grid in a remote desert to await the rapture. His paranoia, prejudices, and emotions flare when he receives a young visitor who is on a quest to find a loved one.

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Autonomy

Autonomy
Directed by: Biff Yeager
Submitted by: Stuart Creque
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 12:00

Tina is coming home from the women’s clinic, and Jimmy is packing to leave. Can they find a way to get past her abortion and stay together?

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Blumen für Vater
Flower for Dad
Directed by: Filippo Lubiato
Submitted by: Filippo Lubiato
In category: Short Film
From: Switzerland
TRT: 08:00

Eric visits in a retirement pension his father Arthur Berger. But the father is suffering from advanced dementia and he does not recognize his son. Eric tries to give him family moments.

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Powder Puff
Submitted by: Tully Heath
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 30:00

A film depicting the life of Martha Davis, an eccentric black woman who, for most of her life, dressed in white face with wigs and hats. No one really ever knew why she decided to present herself this way, she took her secrets to the grave with her. Her strange appearance and sweet personality has left a memorable mark in her community.

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Silly Robin
Submitted by: Ian Woodward
In category: Documentary
From: UK
TRT: 16:00

One morning in early autumn the lives of English naturalist Ian Woodward and his wife Zenka were changed when they were befriended by a robin in their country garden near London. It was the start of an amazing relationship with Silly Robin that would stir up emotions of wonder, admiration and trust.

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Too Many Ghosts
Submitted by: Ian Woodward
In category: Documentary
From: UK
TRT: 16:00
From Bohemia’s Woods and Fields
Submitted by: Ian Woodward
In category: Documentary
From: UK
TRT: 05:00

Documentary uncovering the amazing story of a Czech who wrote some of his most beautiful music following deafness in the last decade of his life .

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The Acceptable Sin
Directed by: Jack Truman
Submitted by: Jack Truman
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 05:00

A 60-something liberal woman in the Bible Belt shares her thoughts on Obesity and Religion.

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Suitcase
Directed by: Michael Brown
Submitted by: Michael Brown
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 12:00This is an inspirational and educational documentary about a students challenges overcoming autism. Along with interviews that include doctors Scott Hunter and Kathleen Hopkins, this film brings fun and encouraging news that Autism is nothing but an obstacle.

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Freedom
Submitted by: Luke Broyles
In category: Documentary
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

Historical and personal, ‘freedom’ is a documentary short by young filmmaker, Luke Broyles. Moving and relevant, it’s a personal glimpse of bravery and a life changing walk-to-freedom during the Hungarian Crisis of 1956. Authentic Hungarian music is a finishing touch to this inspiring story.

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On Edith Stein footsteps
Directed by: JUAN GARCIA DEL SANTO
Submitted by: Gorka Leon
In category: Documentary
From: Spain
TRT: 35:00

This docummentary tell us the life and works of Edith Stein, she was a passionate woman and a person of big contrasts, she was an atheist, philosopher, intellectual, and she changed and finally was a carmelite nun, mistic and a saint, she, being in Auschwitz concentartion camp, said: ‘Now we can understand what means to live purely from within’, so , in the middle of the horror she found the energy of God in herself, that is a what a mistic is about.

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Burning Love
Directed by: Alvaro Hernandez Blanco
Submitted by: Alvaro Hernandez Blanco
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 10:00

Ana finds out the true identity of his secret admirer. He is the notorious Masked Arsonist, who struggles to put behind him his addiction to fire to conquer Ana’s affection.

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Grace
Submitted by: Faye Viviana
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 08:00

In an artistic depiction of the beauty found in the grittiness and struggles of life, the day of a prostitute and a ballet dancer are juxtaposed against the poignant sound of ‘Amazing Grace’, illustrating the way in which we ultimately persevere with grace.

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There Once Was A Boy Named Geoffrey
Directed by: Glen MacKay
Submitted by: Glen MacKay
In category: Short Film
From: Australia
TRT: 07:00

There Once was a boy named Geoffrey, who at 100 years of age is officially the World’s oldest school teacher. This is his story not history.

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The Chandler’s Story
Directed by: Nathan VonMinden
Submitted by: Nathan VonMinden
In category: Short Film
From: USA
TRT: 04:00

Gene and Brandy Chandler are and example of patience in their 20 year story of trying to become parents. They go through infertility, cancer, and failed adoption attempts and have to learn to not give up hope.

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