The First Look Student Film Section is an exclusive selection of shorts by outstanding student filmmakers from around the world. Now celebrating its 16th anniversary, First Look continues to focus on finding the brightest new international talents in cinema, bringing them and their works to Colorado with the generous support of Liberty Global. These shorts will open your eyes to the incredible work being done at film schools outside the United States. The First Look Student Film Section proudly presents the Spike Lee Student Filmmaker Award as well as the Liberty Global International Student Filmmaker Award.
An inmate endures long-term isolation within a prison's solitary confinement unit.
A Korean Marilyn Monroe wanders the City of Angels and confronts her past.
In rural Mexico, brothers David and Oscar Juarez have until sunset to turn a profit on their father’s business—or face the consequences of his belligerence.
Imagine spending 50 years of your life with someone—only to one day find that they no longer know who you are.
This film explores China's unique Internet and media culture as well as the social expectations facing its working-class women through the lens of an overnight Internet celebrity.
Director Joshua Seigel tries to find a way to keep himself from disappearing.
A former astronaut's adjustment to civilian life is upended by the death of a young test pilot.
A portrait of a dance instructor with her students in the Polish-American community of North Brooklyn.
An enchanting tale about a lonely young man named Hugo, who was born with uniquely long fingers.
This documentary delves into the world of women's slope-style skiing and the risks its athletes take to pursue what they love.
Unhappy in love, Mary Lou decides to reconnect with her religious roots by marrying a practicing Jew. In order to get married, she has to pass the Shidduch test, which will determine whether her life will be a success or failure.
This is a story about a man who risked his life to save his culture, his heritage and his language—only to discover that the sacrifices he has made are neither appreciated nor understood by the younger generation.
In a war-ravaged Middle Eastern neighborhood, a musician struggles to rebuild his piano after it is destroyed by jihadists.
A story about hope and new beginnings.
A twisted queer romance set in picturesque 19th-century Bohemia about the birth of one of the most influential writers of the Czech lands.
As he waits for his HIV test results, a young gay Asian American befriends a condom company's customer-service representative.
Sometimes respecting heritage is as easy as putting on a scratchy vinyl record; other times it's as difficult as repurposing rusty buildings that once supported an entire nation.
This film explores Estela de Carlotto's search for her long-lost grandchild, 37 years after her daughter was kidnapped and murdered during the Argentinean “Dirty War.”
The story of a group of Black Power activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia in Klan Country, North Carolina during the 1970s.
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon's garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.
Tommy sells “penis shorts” modeled after Michelangelo's David in order to pay tribute to his favorite work of art. More than ten thousand people have purchased them.
Wally's life is increasingly turned upside down by her mother's alcohol addiction. Helplessness, excessive demands and desperation shape her childhood—a daily struggle for survival.
Everyone wants to be a winner.
A bump in the night causes a man to go searching through his memories.