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Narrative, Documentary, and Animated short films competing for a $5,000 Grand Prize in their respective category. Narrative and Documentary shorts are also competing for Academy Award qualification.

92 min. This program contains mature themes and violence. 

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Terry and Therese fall in love in 1960s New York. He's a rising star in the art world, and she works at the famed Metropolitan Opera. The only problem? He's a Jesuit Priest who has taken a vow of celibacy. "The Spiritual Exercises" tells a love story in the face of impossible odds.

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Film Contact

Alison Joy, The Documentary Group


  • Year
  • Runtime
    25 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    World Premiere
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Note
    Drama, Family-Friendly, Feel-Good, Romance, Art & Music
  • Director
    Lloyd Kramer, Scott Chestnut
  • Producer
    Lloyd Kramer, Tom Yellin