Washington, D.C. • Greenbelt, MD • October 17-26, 2020 The 2020 Utopia Film Festival is happening!
2010 Films: N-Z
No Pity by Drew Goldsmith
A poignant exposé of pity-based fundraising, as revealed through a disabled pre-teen's heartfelt appeal for respect and dignity.
One for You and One for Me by Trent
A man reconsiders how he treats his family after a woman and her son in a grocery store spark a traumatic childhood memory.
Planet You by Phil Lindsey
A look at the microscopic creatures that live on each of us as told through the story of a man having a very bad day.
Rev by Micah Schaffer
This dramatic short about a minister with impotence problems poses the question: How human do we allow our religious leaders to be?
Rocky Horror Picture Show by Jim Sharman Even after 35 years, this still stands as one of the campiest horror movies ever and audience participation is highly encouraged. So get ready to pull out the costumes and props, convince 15 of your closest friends to join you, and get ready to rock to the Time Warp. Plot: A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
The Sea Is a Harsh Mistress by Jason Sussberg By the year 2030 will you be living in an independent country in the middle of the ocean? The revolutionaries at The Seasteading Institute are trying to make that a reality.
Seeking the 36 by Stephen Billias and Dennis Lanson The quixotic quest of teenager Nico Lanson to find the Thirty-Six Just Men of Jewish folklore, here in the world today. One girl’s search to find answers to questions about the troubling state of the world.
Sinister by Alexander Bradley
To escape a troubled marriage, a man trades lives with his mirror reflection, only to find a backwards universe where he may have murdered his wife.
Somewhere to Skate in Silver Spring by Dana Cook, Conor James, Simon Kienitz Kincade, and Paul Munger as part of Docs In Progress Youth Filmmaking Summer Camp Skateboarding is a popular activity which provides recreation and a way to develop sportsmanship for many Silver Spring, MD youth. Yet it is still largely misunderstood and there are few places locally for skateboarders to practice their sport legally.
Sour Milk and Honey by Tarek Maassarani
A young man of both Jewish and Muslim descent goes on quest to find out the meaning of peace behind the headlines and buzzwords of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns by Pardis Parker
A testy visitor sends a farmer's quiet Sunday on a hilarious downward spiral into udder chaos.
The Unnatural by Eric Day
Jeremiah Sloane works for a company that grows genetically engineered humans and sells them to the upper echelon of society. When the human product deviates from designed behavior, Sloane is called in to "retire" the product.
Unraveling Michelle by Michelle Ann Farrell and Dan Shaffer
Joe O’Ferrell, a prominent Baltimore independent filmmaker and consummate "guy's guy" has something to tell the people around him. Loading up his cameras in order to catch it all on tape, Joe turns to his crew and matter-of-factly reveals to them that he now intends to become a woman.
Unrequited Love by Jade Syed-Bokhari
When forlorn and desperate Tom feels Jenn slipping away, he tries to write poetry to win her back . But he can’t find the right environment to inspire him.
WALK RIGHT IN by Larry Paros
Created as part of the War on Poverty in the 1960s, the Yale Summer High School brought underprivileged students from across the country to its Ivy League campus.In 1968, as growing discontent spread throughout urban America, students and staff at Yale tackled sensitive issues of race, tolerance, and personal identity. What has become of individuals and the legacy of the program for inclusive education today?
When Life Gives You Lemons by Lee Chambers
A sweet slice of life.
Who Would You by Todd Eric Valcourt
A married couple go a little too far while talking about each other's secret desires.
A Work in Progress by Mark Stenson, Ryan Nerney, and Pete Koehler
Two filmmakers are developing a new film, but they can’t quite get the character right. A humorous look into the creative process.
The World Wheel Journeys, One Woman's Quest for Peace by Vijali Hamilton
An artist dreams of a borderless world and goes on an international journey to carve monumental stone sculptures and create community theater performances which address the fears and hopes of each community as a way to bring peace and understanding in the world.