Connect Beyond Films


Split at the Root follows the emotional journey of mothers separated from their children at the U.S. border and the grassroots initiative that, against all odds, reunites those families.
Doris Muñoz is an ambitious, young music manager whose undocumented family depends on her ability to launch pop stars. When she loses her biggest client, Doris hustles to discover new talent and finds Jacks — another daughter of immigrants for whom "making it" isn't just a dream: it's a necessity.
WINNER of the 2022 SXSW Audience Award! Following a cast of art world disruptors, The Art of Making It uncovers a dangerously flawed ecosystem at risk of marginalizing the very voices it’s intended to support.


CONNECT BEYOND FESTIVAL Film Programme Information

Connection. A word that by definition means to join together to establish a link, so as to provide access and communication. Connect Beyond Festival has established that link and is using music, film, and storytelling to create connections. More than just an event, Connect Beyond Festival is a movement to develop a network of people inspired by creative mediums and united in the pursuit of equality and social justice. Our goal is to inspire a sense of community and personal engagement.

The Film Programme portion of the Festival showcases Documentary and Narrative Features, and Short Films, with filmmaker Q&A’s and Panels and Impact-driven Screenings. The festival brings film together with musical, theatrical, and literary programming, with discussion panels, interviews, performances, and events which are socially relevant, increase a sense of Connection in our world, celebrate art and beauty, and spark dialogue. 

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Festival Filmmakers Include

  • ALBERT BERGER (Oscar-nominated Producer, Peanut Butter Falcon, Nebraska, Little Miss Sunshine)
  • INDIA OSBORNE (Visual Effects / Production Manager, Blade Runner 2049, and Thor)
  • WILLIAM HORBERG (BAFTA-nominated Producer, The Queen’s Gambit, The Kite Runner, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain)
  • ERICA S. BREAM (Casting, Altered Carbon, Star Trek Into Darkness)
  • JASON LUST (Producer, Peter Rabbit, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day)
  • JOSH TICKELL (Sundance-winning Director, Fuel, The Big Fix, Pump)
  • RIKKI LAKE (Producer, Weed the People, The Business of Being Born)
  • DAVID BRUCKNER (Director, The Ritual, V/H/S)
  • SOL TRYON (Producer, Bomb the System, Weed the People)
  • JENNY HALPER (Producer, Development Executive, The Kindergarten Teacher, American Honey)
  • BEN REKHI (Director, The Ashram, Watch List)
  • REINHOLD HEIL (Golden Globe nominated composer, Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas)
  • LORI KNIGHT (News Producer, 60 Minutes, CNN)
  • ARI GOLD (Director, The Song of Sway Lake, Adventures of Power)


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2021 FILMMAKERS Film Submissions

*Connect Beyond Festival is currently not accepting any film submissions at this moment. As we continue to navigate how to best provide a platform for filmmakers during these unprecedented times, we will be announcing our 2021 film plans soon.

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