Friday’s favorite things: November 6th

Colm Larkin

November 6, 2015

Every Friday we round up some of our favorite finds on the web, from illustrations and videos to fonts and photography. This week, we’ve been sharing our cinematic highlights from last month’s Carmel International Film Festival (CIFF).

Couldn’t drag me away
As part of our sponsorship of CIFF, Hightail offered a $5,000 award to the winner of Pitch Program, a contest where aspiring filmmakers pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts. The winner was Wild Horses, the story of a photographer trying to protect the eponymous equines from government round up. Watch the trailer:

Wild Horses Trailer from Justin Dalzell on Vimeo.

Nerdcos
The Preppie Connection was one of the big award winners at this year’s CIFF. Starring Thomas Mann (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), this crime drama tells the true life story of a private school student who gets involved in drug trafficking. Watch a clip:

 

We’re with Lizzie
Another award winner at CIFF was the inspirational documentary, A Brave Heart. The film tells of the story of Lizzie Velasquez, who was born with rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight and is now a prominent anti-bullying campaigner. Watch the trailer:

 

Which movies did you see this week? Feel free to share your cinema sensations in the comments section below.

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