Personal Connections Block

Runtime: 01:35:18
Available:: Apr 24, 2021 18:00
Until:: Apr 25, 2021 03:59

Self Serve (12:00) / Bird of Paradise (13:20) / Retirement (15:36) / Dust in the Wind (18:30) / Loneliness (19:59) / TESTED (30:00)
Total Time: 109:25 (1 hour, 49 minutes, 25 seconds)

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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise


A queer geriatrics nurse learns one of life's hardest lessons when he falls in love with one of his elderly patients.

Gifts of Life:  Profiles In Courage From The Transplant Community

Gifts of Life: Profiles In Courage From The Transplant Community


Meet Shelby, Jack and Jennifer ... three young organ transplant recipients who each received the gift of life. Learn about their courageous struggles and the incredible gratitude they have for their donors.

The story culminates at the Eisenhower Park Donor Rose Garden in East Meadow, NY, where guests such as Mets great Ed Kranepool and many others gather to share their riveting stories of hope and survival.

People die every day waiting for an organ transplant.

Please help us spread the word and dispel the myths. Organ donation is desperately needed to save lives right now!

This short film had two generous sponsors:

Long Island Transplant Recipients International Organization (LI TRIO) is a non-profit all volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of lives touched by the miracle of transplantation through education, support, advocacy, and organ donation & transplantation awareness. (

Hearts for Russ raises funds to benefit transplant and heart related causes. (

Dust in the Wind

Dust in the Wind


Two young Chinese girls support each other all the time in Chicago and finds out their life change completely after a nightmare.




Loneliness explores a moment in the life of an older middle-aged woman who, on her way home from the grocery store, stumbles on a sign that reads: Woman Wanted. The sign, it turns out, is an advertisement for a wife and the woman is uncommonly struck by it. After much deliberation, she returns back to the sign to get the phone number that is posted, and the rest of the story revolves around her encounter with the man she meets as a result of the phone call.




He has trained some of the most well-known NFL Athletes in recent history (Joe Flacco, Patrick Peterson, Darnell Savage), but few know his powerful life story. Overcoming unbelievable tragedy, heartbreak, and testing, this is the journey of an underdog from Jersey, his family, and a world-class sports facility, TEST Football Academy.

Ticket Options

  • Full Festival Access USD 25.00
  • Virtual General Admission USD 5.00
  • Filmmaker's All Access Pass USD 25.00
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