Conscious is an epic, hopeful and cinematic experience, taking us closer to understanding the strength and frailty of the human mind.
Suki Chan / Aconite Productions / United Kingdom
DREAMS OF A DARK SKY
As the rest of Ladakh gets flooded with light, local engineers in Hanle work with astronomers and nearby nomadic communities to create a new kind of sanctuary: for darkness and starlight. What will each of them discover as they embrace the dark?
Anmol Tikoo / Chapstick Films / India
GIVE IT A SHOT
Give it a Shot is the timely, intimate and often humorous story of an indomitable 82-year-old scientist’s quest to successfully launch an effective male contraceptive that could revolutionise family planning and improve the lives of women globally.
Vaishali Sinha / Coast to Coast Films LLC, Sandbox Films / United States, India
THE MENOPAUSE MYSTERY
It’s like menopausal women around the world have been struck by a mysterious virus. Many of them suffer from insomnia, depression and brain fog. Now researchers have begun to study the womens' brains. The answers they are finding are unsettling.
Louise Unmack Kjeldsen / Hansen & Pedersen / Denmark
UNTITLED ANIMAL PROJECT
Untitled Animal Project explores supply chains with an animal lens. Through locations around the world, the film weaves together ways consumer industries affect various species - with a focus on the elusive idea of animal sentience.
Jessica Kingdon / Shrimp Mantis Shrimp / United States
UNTITLED DWARFISM PROJECT
A new drug promises to make Little People taller, threatening the community it claims to serve. As Little People grapple with their future, director Julie Wyman confronts her own dwarfism and the complex representation of disabled bodies.
Julie Forrest Wyman / In Proportion LLC / United States