Lonely Seal Festival Awards Ceremony Starts a 7:30 PM, Sunday, October 9

Sunday, October 9 – Regent Theatre

12:00 PM – 12:55 PM – Comingling Project – Session 2 

This time is reserved for the festival participants to meet and discuss the possibility of collaborating on future projects.  

1:00 PM-4:00 PM – Drama Showcase [Block 15]

Harbor (USA 19:20) This is a queer, modern Celtic/ Norse fairy tale and “ghost” story about living in the in-between.

Nothing Is Going To Change (USA 16:05) From 1984-1995, Geoffrey Driscoll recorded a daily video diary. Now Jordan, a video technician, watches Geoffrey’s life unfold as he transfers each videotape.

The Electricity in Me (UK 10:25) Years after giving up her newborn son for adoption, a woman confronts her trauma and memories of the man she calls ‘my monster.’

LOKO ( Peurto Rico, 19:16) A Nuyorican bruja receives a visit from her ancestor during meditation and decides to move to Puerto Rico to live off the land like her ancestors.

To Have and To Hold (USA 9:42) Faye and Justin try to ignore their circumstances and enjoy their morning together.

Failure to Protect (USA 1:37:59) Failed by a system that unfairly tears apart low-income, marginalized families, five parents – Anna, Rheta, Trish, Ernst, and Rosa – fight to reunify their children. Failure to Protect is an in-depth look at the child welfare system through the forgotten lens of parents, further contextualized by experts in the field to unpack a pressing socioeconomic issue that affects hundreds of thousands of families every day.

5:00 PM-7:15 PM  In His Life: John Lennon’s Birthday Celebration

From Liverpudlian to New Yorker and a beloved Working Class Hero, Loprete and Taros return to the Regent Theatre stage to take you Across The Universe for an evening of rare concert footage, home movies, his unmistakable love for a Japanese performance artist, and much more. Films that reveal the man behind the celebrated rock star! Audience members will see exclusive content created from rare, privately owned films and sound which can’t be seen on YouTube or anywhere else. These unique film vignettes celebrate the life of the man who will forever be regarded as Rock’n’Roll’s Greatest Voice!

7:30 PM-8:20 PM Awards 
Ceremony [Block 16]

8:30 PM-10:45 AM Lonely Seal Festival Party (feat. Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums [Block 17]

Argent Glass (feat. Char) (4:02 Japan) This video chronicles the frustrations of a struggling musician.

The Cure (USA 4:44) Inspired by the Tuskegee Study, The Cure explores vaccine hesitancy and the history of medical experimentation on Black and Indigenous bodies.

Corrosif (USA 3:35) A tale of lo-fi eyes. 

The Message  (USA 4:45) An inspiring Chicano youth in underserved, low-income neighborhoods to make more positive decisions when confronted with challenging life situations.

“Stand Up!”  (USA 4:00) The “Mural de La Raza” depicted the history and culture of Precolumbian lore, the Mexican Revolution, the Chicano Movement, local figures, as well as the very youth who assisted in painting the mural.

DOPO YUMEmories (USA 13:16) The short documentary explores Dopo Yume, an NYC-based rock band that gained traction in the late 90s and early 00s but never quite took flight.

Omar Sosa’s 88 Well-Tuned Drums (USA 1:39:00) This is a feature-length documentary film on the life and music of Cuba-born pianist and composer Omar Sosa (b. 1965). Multiple Grammy-nominee Omar Sosa is one of the most versatile jazz artists today. He fuses a wide range of jazz, world music, and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a fresh and original sound—with a Latin jazz heart.