Criminal Intent (2022)

2022 Festival

Thursday, April 28 @ 7:30 pm - GPLT

Criminal intent is a defining trait of criminal acts in this diverse package of documentaries, dramas, and black comedy …but who are the “criminals”?

Films in this package

Amidst the ruins of the Syrian girls’ school she used to attend, Ayeh (nicknamed “Ayeh Ronaldo” for her magnificent playing skills) talks about her love of football and the last game she played there.

Filmed by current Delta State students, this documentary brings to life an important story about the first black students admitted to the university in 1966. Their struggle for recognition, inclusion and fair treatment culminated in the quickly-escalating events of March 10, 1969 when they held a sit-in on campus. The original students involved relive the…

With bathing suit season just around the corner, Steve decides he can no longer indulge his sweet tooth for cookies, but he’ll need more than willpower when an ambitious Cookie Scout darkens his doorway, dead set on the sale. Won Best Animation at the 2021 SF IndieFest.

In a town in Turkey, a young couple wants to spend the night together, but they are rejected from hotels because they do not have a marriage certificate. When they think they have found a way, the situation gets out of hand. Won Audience Choice Award at the 2021 San Diego International ShortsFest among other…

In the near future, a desperate woman seeks the services of an illegal abortion clinic following the adoption of an anti-abortion law. Won Honorable Mention, Best Canadian Short at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.

Please Hold still

A young man’s life is suddenly derailed as he finds himself at the mercy of automated “justice.” Nominated for an Academy Award in 2022 for Best Live Action Short Film. Won the Audience Choice Award at the 2022 Reel Shorts Film Festival.