2006

Place Title School Country Points
1 VISITING HOURS
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Length: 34'
Screenwriter: Maya Dreifuss
Director: Maya Dreifuss
Producer: Merav Miretzky
DOP: Shai Peleg
Sound: Michael Emet
Editor: Ronit Porat
Design: Lenny Dothan, Ella Spector
Synopsis:
Michal is obliged to interrupt her journey in India because her grandmother is hospitalized. In the internal medicine department Michal must cope with the facts: Grandmother has lost her mind and is not herself anymore, but mum is quite the mum she always was. A romantic triangle among mother, daughter and grandmother.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 45
2 A FAMILY
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Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Karin Arrhenius, Alexander Skantze
Director: Goran Kapetanovic
Producer: Osiel Ibáñez
DOP: Ellen Kugelberg
Sound: Pelle Sandberg
Editor: Margareta Lagerqvist
Synopsis:
Bosnia, year 1992. Ariana is staying in her parents home country to sing in a “Piece gala”. She has brought her Swedish husband and nine-year old daughter. It’s evident that it’s useless with “Piece galas” and the war breaks out.
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts / Stockholm University of the Arts (SADA) Sweden 40
3 MOONGLOW
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Peter Ghesquiere
Director: Peter Ghesquiere
Producer: Bo De Group
DOP: Filip Vandewal
Sound: Kris De Troch
Editor: Bert Deruyck
Synopsis:
An eight year old boy lives with his parents in a dictorial regime. When his mother sees how her husband is been killed, she sees how the world of the boy can collapse. She hides the death of his father from him and tells him that his father is on holiday to the moon…
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 34
4 THE BORDER
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Zahavi Sanjavi
Director: Zahavi Sanjavi
Producer: VGIK
DOP: Peshraw Nabard
Sound: Dmitri Komissarov
Editor: Alexandr Astahov, Natalya Alexandrova, Igor Astahov
Design: Zahavi Sanjavi
Synopsis:
Two nearby villages in Kurdistan are separated from each other by the mined border. Before it appearance the inhabitants of these villages had communicated freely. Now they are deprived of such an opportunity but it does not prevent a young couple from trying to unite their lives.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 30
5-6 BEFORE LIFE, AFTER DEATH
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Trailer
Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Dragomir Sholev
Director: Dragomir Sholev
Producer: NATFA
DOP: Krum Rodriguez
Sound: Petko Manchev, Silviya Stefanova
Editor: Stefan Pantushev, Lili Toneva
Design: Georgi Yakimov
Synopsis:
End of war. An army officer is executing the last prisoners-of-war in front of his own troop. Their only chance for survival is playing Beethoven's symphony on the violin. To him this mortal ritual costs more than the lives of his soldiers, and his own.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 28
5-6 MELODRAMA
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Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Filip Marczewski
Director: Filip Marczewski
Producer: PWSFTviT
DOP: Radoslaw Ładczuk
Sound: Tomasz Wieczorek, Michał Robaczewski
Editor: Rafał Listopad
Design: Zbigniew Olejniczak
Synopsis:
A tale of a fourteen-year-old boy who is emotionally and sexually maturing. It is a story of an erotic fascination with an older sister, a friendship with a girl in the courtyard, and a complicated relationship with the man his sister is engaged to marry. All are in search of warmth, tenderness and, above all, love.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 28
7 THE RUNAWAY
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Trailer
Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Linus Foerster
Director: Ulrike Grote
Producer: Constantin Castell
DOP: Ute Freund
Sound: Bongo
Editor: Gisela Gondolatsch
Design: Iris Trescher
Synopsis:
On his way to an important meeting Walter bumps into a six year old Yuri, who insists that Walter takes him to school – because he is his son. Walter doesn’t know anything about having a son. In an attempt to clear up the confusion and get rid of the little nuisance, Walter starts a search for Yuri’s mother Kathrin – with whom he did indeed have a wild romance some years ago. But Kathrin doesn’t turn up…
Hamburg Media School (HMS) Germany 26
8 62 SLEEPS
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Erin White
Director: Erin White
Producer: Dane Carson
DOP: Simon Ozolins
Sound: Erin White
Editor: Erin White
Design: Naomi Lindon
Synopsis:
When you’re seven, 62 sleeps is a very long time – and Tobey can’t wait to take a precious letter to school to show and tell. When she loses the letter and is punished, Tobey misses her absent father even more.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 20
9-10 A TRIP TO THE CITY
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Corneliu Porumboiu
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Producer: Nicoleta Daraban
DOP: Bogdan Tălpeanu
Sound: Alexandru Dragomir
Editor: Roxana Szel
Design: Maria Dore
Synopsis:
A beautiful morning, the need of the internet of a little village and the toilet that the mayor’s wife is crying for, bring together the computer passionate teacher and the mayor’s driver for a little trip to the city. A trip starting from an old obsolete mode of life and pointing to a new world outlook.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 19
9-10 CHARLOTTE
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Ulrike von Ribb
Director: Ulrike von Ribb
Producer: Nicole Gerhards
DOP: Kolja Raschke
Sound: Niklas Kammertöns
Editor: Karin Nowarra
Design: Caroline von Voss
Synopsis:
Charlotte returns to Berlin after having lived in New York City. Alone in the big city, she looks for the comfortable life with old friends. Along the way, armed only with an evening dress and five euros, she tries to win back the life that she once had.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 19
11 MUHAMMED
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Ellen Lyse Einarsen
Director: Lisa Marie Gamlem
Producer: Mattias Ehrenberg
DOP: Cecile Semec
Sound: Renate Bakke
Editor: Arild Tryggestad
Synopsis:
Muhammed (13) and Meena (15) live at the same youth house. Muhammed is secretly in love with Meena. He has never told her, and is not planning to tell her either, until one day he cannot hide it anymore. This creates more trouble than he expected…
The Norwegian Filmschool (DNF) Norway 18
12 THE NATURAL ROUTE
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Trailer
Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Alex Pastor & Martí Roca
Director: Alex Pastor Vallejo
Producer: Irene Puig Sedó
DOP: Eduard Grau
Sound: Marc Montañés
Editor: Eloi Tomàs
Design: Silvia Suárez
Synopsis:
When Divad wakes up after a strange accident in the shower, he can’t remember anything, not even his own name. His home, his supposed wife… absolutely everything is unknown to him. Although he can’t pin it down, there’s something wrong and sinister about this new world that surrounds him. Soon he will find out that his destiny is already written and he can’t do anything to change it. Maybe the answers he needs lie in his past.
Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) Spain 17
13 GRANDMA’S ROOM
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Trailer
Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Chow Kwun Wai
Director: Chow Kwun Wai
Producer: Chan Chi Kiu
DOP: Ho Chiu Yuen
Sound: Lau Yin Suen
Editor: Leung Kwong Sing
Design: Yuen Chau
Synopsis:
An eight-year old kid has his first encounter with death when his grandmother commits a suicide. As the eldest male descendant, he not only has to deal with the incident, but also has to face up to the responsibility of performing his duties at her funeral.
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts / School of Film and Television (HKAPA) Hong Kong 16
14-15 HEYDAR, AN AFGHAN IN TEHRAN
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Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Babak Jalali
Director: Babak Jalali
Producer: Homayoun Assadian
DOP: Amir Karimi
Sound: M. Moosavi Nejad
Editor: Bahram Dehghani
Synopsis:
Heydar is a young Afghan domestic worker in Tehran. He is learning English, with the aid of a teach-yourself programme because he has heard there are now many Westerners in Afghanistan and he wants to return there to be a translator.
London Film School (LFS) United Kingdom 13
14-15 SLIDING FLORA
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Trailer
Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Talya Lavi
Director: Talya Lavi
Producer: Yair Sagi
DOP: Gal Deren
Sound: Ronen Amar
Editor: Shiri Burchard, Ido Netser
Design: Tamar Tesler
Synopsis:
Flora was born in the field, that’s what she keeps telling everyone. She is a waitress in a coffee shop that requires complex acrobatic skills. Flora cannot take it anymore. But she still hasn't lost her dramatic talent…
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 13
16-17 WHAT’S WRONG
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Length: 33'
Screenwriter: Céline Sciamma, Jean-Baptiste de Laubier
Director: Jean-Baptiste de Laubier
Producer: David Coujard
DOP: Charles Wilhelem
Sound: Emmanuel Bonnat, Vincent Verdoux
Editor: Julien Lacheray
Synopsis:
Chambery, in summer, Jean (17 years old) is sick. Nobody knows about his illness, everybody sees it.
La Fémis France 12
16-17 THE GRASSLAND
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Wan Ma Cai Dan
Director: Wan Ma Cai Dan
Producer: La Ma Cai Dan, Jiu Xing Jia, Zha Xi Dong Zhu, Zhuo Majia
DOP: Luo Pan
Sound: Yang Xi, Sha Rina, Zhang Di
Editor: Luc Deng
Design: Song Taijia
Synopsis:
Ama Tsomo’s sacred Yak has been stolen but she doesn’t want to see it through as she worries for the thieves would be caught. Along with the praying of every word of “om mani padme hum”, taking of every sentence of oath, flying of every slip of paper with blessing, appear the downsman’s extensive love, broad bosom, strong power of introspection one after another, then the hearts of them like the spread-wing tercel soaring in the illimitable sky…
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 12
18 GRANDPARENTS
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Length: 35'
Screenwriter: Nicole Scherg
Director: Nicole Scherg
Producer: Georg Zeller
DOP: Martin Prast
Sound: Antonio Meier
Editor: Antonio Meier
Synopsis:
The director returns to her grandparents. What begins as an observation of her daily lives develops into a story of devotion and dependence, change and immutability, and the solitude and sharing of two people who grow old together. The documentary shows the daily struggles as well as the strength and determination of two elderly persons and their survival strategies. It is an intimate glimpse that brings to light existential questions – questions which viewers are inspired to ask themselves.
ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media Italy 10
19 HOGTOWN BLUES
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Hugh Gibson
Director: Hugh Gibson
Producer: Hugh Gibson, Carl Elster
DOP: Carl Elster
Sound: Stephanie Dacosta, Michael Tersigni, Sam Stokell
Editor: Michael Tersigni
Synopsis:
Toronto. Home to scores of refugees, many of them doctors and teachers, who mop floors and work on assembly lines just to survive. Among them are Katsia, a single mother, and her estranged father, Alexi, who together are forced to confront their dark and rugged past.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 9
20 1.35
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Trailer
Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Milan Balog
Director: Milan Balog
Producer: VŠMU
Animator: Milos Mraz
DOP: Milan Balog
Editor: Marek Kralovsky
Synopsis:
Non-fiction film about fiction love in a pack of copies.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 8
21 USELESS DOG
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Trailer
Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Ken Wardrop
Director: Ken Wardrop
Producer: Ándrew Freedman
DOP: Ken Wardrop
Sound: Ken Wardrop
Editor: Ándrew Freedman
Synopsis:
One man and his struggle with a useless dog.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 7
22-23 MINDY
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Ai Lene Chor
Director: Ai Lene Chor
Producer: Siobhan Barnett
DOP: Fred Miller
Sound: Josh Jacobs
Editor: Justin Tuazon
Design: Carmen Navis
Synopsis:
Ten-year old Mindy has no friends at school, or at the Chinese restaurant she helps her mother run. She tries to befriend a quiet boy who is kind to her one day, and learns that the smallest gesture can mean everything to a lonely soul.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 6
22-23 PETER
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Alenka Kraigher
Director: Alenka Kraigher
Producer: AGRFT, Jožica Blatnik
DOP: Radovan Čok
Sound: Jože Trtnik, Julij Zornik
Editor: Janez Bricelj
Design: Robert Černelč
Synopsis:
Peter is a 44 year old accountant. In the morning his wife fortells improvements in the sexual field from his coffee cup.
University of Ljubljana / Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) Slovenia 6
24-27 SEESAW
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Length: 25'
Director: Joeri Bleumer
Producer: Steven Geldof, Robert Schmidt
DOP: Diderik Evers
Sound: Jeroen Damen, Joeri Bleumer
Editor: Dušan Petković
Synopsis:
Three four-year old live in the Nieuwmarkt area. With an imaginative view they take the audience on a journey in this Amsterdam neighbourhood. The senses are at their keenest and things can still be what they are, rather than what they should be or what they need to be. The view imagined in SeeSaw is recognizable for everyone but at the same time it often disappeared.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 5
24-27 THE DAY NOTHING HAPPENED
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Ramón Alòs Sánchez, Leonardo Marini, Anotnia Paolini
Director: Ramón Alòs Sánchez
Producer: CSC
Animator: Giuliano Fontanelli, Fabio Ramiro Rossin, Marco Marchetti
DOP: Christian Andrés Burgos Hurtubia
Editor: Luca Manes
Design: Paki Meduri
Synopsis:
May 13, 1935. Two children cycling round Dorset Hills meet the history. Crashing into a motorbike, one of the two is injured and the motorcyclist goes into a coma and dies. Was it a mere road accident? The motorcyclist was one of the most famous men in the after-colonial England. A hero of the Great War. A mysterious and shifty man who dies in a simple and non-romantic way: a common accident. The mystery doesn’t end with his death. Till today, nobody knows what really happened that day.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 5
24-27 ATTEMPT
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Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Tomasz Wiński
Director: Tomasz Wiński
Producer: Jana Mašíková
DOP: Darko Štulić
Sound: Pavel Kovařík
Editor: Jana Vlčková
Design: Lucia Škandíková
Synopsis:
Psychological analysis of a sexual experiment. An attempt of a change, of filling in the emotional vacuum of an intense experience.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 5
24-27 I WAS WAITING
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Myriam Magassouba
Director: Myriam Magassouba
Producer: UQAM
DOP: Geneviève Perron
Sound: Evelyne Renaud
Editor: Patrick Bossé
Design: Marie-Alexandre Kerouac
Synopsis:
While sitting in a waiting room, waiting to know if she has cancer, Camille fantasizes about the home lives of the people around her.
University of Québec Montréal / School of Media (UQAM) Canada 5
28-32 NEVER EVEN
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Trailer
Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Jan Schomburg
Director: Jan Schomburg
Producer: Jan Schomburg, KHM
DOP: Benedikt Ritter
Sound: Markus Aust
Editor: Katharina Schmidt
Design: Adriane Stamer-Klassen
Synopsis:
One morning Max finds himself in a world in which time runs in the opposite direction. Will he find his way through this strange world?
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 4
28-32 A SWEET SCENT OF MOTHBALLS
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Vladimir Mančić
Director: Jelena Tvrdišić
Producer: FDU
DOP: Obrad Kokotović
Sound: Vladimir Živković
Editor: Vanja Kovačević
Design: Marijana Pakvor, Kristina Radosavljević
Synopsis:
Danica is a young girl that leads a problematic life. On her birthday she goes to the cemetery with her boyfriend Loski. Completely drunk, she faints at the family grave. The ghost of her great grandmother comes into her to help her to make order in her life and fall in love with a nice boy from the neighbourhood, Jovan.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 4
28-32 THE WHITE SHEET
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Director: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Producer: USP
DOP: Eduardo Barros Pinto
Sound: Daniel Turini
Editor: Pedro Granato
Design: Ana Paula Campos, Andrea Bandoni
Synopsis:
Death is disturbingly present in a small suburban home.
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 4
28-32 LUCIA
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Trailer
Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Felix Gönnert
Director: Felix Gönnert
Producer: Felix Gönnert
Animator: Felix Gönnert
Sound: Max Knoth
Editor: Gregor Wille
Design: Sonja Winzenried
Synopsis:
Lucia discovers some X-ray pictures on her right trip through the hospital. An image of a head stimulates her fantasy – dream and reality dissolve into each other. Her illness takes her to a place of origin. After the return, hope prevails.
Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF Germany 4
28-32 FLAT POINT
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Carolina Rivas
Director: Carolina Rivas
Producer: Lee Rivas
DOP: Pablo Ramírez
Sound: Juan José Amezaga
Editor: Carolina Rivas
Design: Alberto Salgado
Synopsis:
At the risk of losing his son a man travels through an unknown land in search of help.
University Center for Film Studies / National Autonomous University of Mexico (CUEC/UNAM) Mexico 4
33-39 G-23
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Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Anthony Chen
Director: Anthony Chen
Producer: Felicia Tan
DOP: Timothy Chan
Sound: Randy Chua
Editor: Teo Yah Loon
Synopsis:
G-23 is a story about emotional suppression in urban Singapore. The story revolves around 3 idiosyncratic city dwellers, a young Indian girl who has problems coming to terms with her culture’s hot and spicy fare; an elderly man who has lost all purpose in life, and a middle-aged lady who is deprived of sex and love. The lives of these characters intertwine through a ticket - tearer working at the local Indian cinema who soon develops an interest in the lives of his cinema patrons.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 3
33-39 HEARTS AS ONE
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Steve Suh
Director: Steve Suh
Producer: Andrew Atkin
DOP: Owen Simmons
Sound: Bob Blankenheim
Editor: Tyler Trautman, Steve Suh
Design: Jessica Zipser
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 3
33-39 STONES FALL INTO A SHALLOWING WELL
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Anna Kis
Director: Anna Kis
Producer: SzFE
DOP: Gergô Somogyvári
Sound: József Kardos
Editor: Anna Kis
Synopsis:
The ballad-like story takes place in a village environment some hundred years ago. The independent wealthy orphan Ilka has a love affair with Denes who works for her and has a family.
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SzFE) Hungary 3
33-39 FRAGILE
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Sikander Goldau
Director: Sikander Goldau
Producer: Hamid Baroua, Michael Polle, Sikander Goldau
DOP: Franz Lustig
Sound: Magda Habernickel, Claude Letessier
Editor: Mike Marzuk
Design: Daniel von Volckamer, Andreas Höhne
Synopsis:
One day in September a woman starts a long journey. She visits the people she loves to say goodbye. Without mentioning that it could be a very long time before they see one another again.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFFM) Germany 3
33-39 HAPPILY EVER AFTER?
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Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Sune Daugaard
Director: Rikke Høilund
Producer: Nicole Humbert
DOP: Elisabeth Holager Lund
Sound: Anders Grundström, Fanny Wadman
Editor: Elisabeth Holager Lund, Rikke Høilund, Nadine Pflug
Synopsis:
What happens when the library lights go out, and the books are left alone? This is an unconventional love story in the realm of fantasy and imagination. Don Juan goes on a nightly pursuit for seduction, but comes across a hesitant Juliet and her brave protector.
European Film College (EFC) Denmark 3
33-39 K
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Luis Gamboa, Roberto Quintanilla, Juan Martín Simons
Director: Juan Martín Simons
Producer: Teresa Costa, Реnélope Cristóbal
DOP: Juan Carlos Solís
Sound: Eva de la Fuente, Laro Basterechea
Editor: Adrián López, Nacho Alemán
Design: Norka García Sanz
Synopsis:
K and Nelson live asphyxiated in a routine city that oppresses them his identity.
ECAM (The Madrid Film School) Spain 3
33-39 MIRACLE
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Georges Homsy
Director: Georges Homsy
Producer: IESAV
DOP: Toufic Tabbal
Sound: Jean Gibran
Editor: Leyla Kanaan, Riad Chebli
Design: Hamzah Nasrallah
Synopsis:
The story sheds light on the life of the Lebanese applying for visas at the American Embassy in Cyprus. The main role centers around Jad’s personality, a 27 years old man, and his interaction with other applicants at the embassy. 8:05 h, the hall is full. At 8:10 h Jad is called by the employee who conducts the interviews to translate for the Lebanese… The story starts from there…
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 3
40 SEARCHING FOR ARISTOTELES
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Nimrod Amitai
Director: Nimrod Amitai
Producer: Jorge Díaz
DOP: Felipe Sepúlveda
Sound: Enrique San Martín
Editor: Nimrod Amitai, Jorge Díaz
Design: Julia Bande
Synopsis:
One night in the mind of a young scriptwriter trying to understand Aristotel’s theory about drama.
Universidad de Artes,Ciencias y Comunicación Chile 2
41-47 JUST SAND
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Eliana Chiaradia, Gerardo Bourre
Director: Eliana Chiaradia
Producer: Marisol Freites De Vido
DOP: Pablo Alba, Gerardo Bourre
Sound: Miguel Tapiero
Editor: Pedro Bellmunt, Nicolas Carrizo
Synopsis:
Alejo, an eight years old boy, believes his father is the pilot of a war plane that overflies him daily, during the Fauckland conflict, but the war is over and he do not come back.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 1
41-47 FOR WHOM THE BELL JINGLES
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Trailer
Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Samppa Kukkonen, CHRZU
Director: Samppa Kukkonen
Producer: Eija Saarinen, CHRZU
Animator: Samppa Kukkonen, Janne Kukkonen, Sara Wahl
Sound: Mikko Paju
Editor: Pauline Kuusela
Synopsis:
A terrible accident in northern woods ruins Christmas for everyone.
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Arts Academy / Degree Programme in Film and Media Finland 1
41-47 SHARDS
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Jonathan David Boyce, Jonathan Levine
Director: Jonathan Levine
Producer: Jonathan David Boyce
DOP: Petra Korner
Editor: Josh Noyes
Synopsis:
Walter, a hip-hop DJ and graffiti artist struggles with life after his best friend overdoses on crystal meth. He comes to the realization that he, too, must kick the habit and leave his hometown behind in order to survive.
American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) United States 1
41-47 PACKAGED
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Heng-Ju Chang
Director: Heng-Ju Chang
Producer: Chiah-Min Ho
DOP: Wen-Hsuen Lai, Ying-Huei Chang
Sound: Yi-Chun Keh, Yu-Chun Liu
Editor: Heng-Ju Chang
Design: Hsin-Min Tsai
Synopsis:
A young postman named Hsiao Chang is a quiet person. However, he has a special hobby in secret which could only be done with a tight case in his chamber. Hsiao Row, a young sweet lady, to make a living having a fishing stand in the night market also keeps a secret. Only the person who brings the package everyday could comfort her loneliness. That day, after ringing the doorbell, Hsiao Chang, with the package, could only hear the booming of the fan and a small shower sound…
National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Taiwan 1
41-47 THE PATIO
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Trailer
Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Milagros Mumenthaler
Director: Milagros Mumenthaler
Producer: David Epiney, Milagros Mumenthaler
DOP: Martín Frías
Sound: Julián Catz
Editor: Christoph Behl
Design: Paula Menéndez, Laura Caligiuri
Synopsis:
Martina (12) and Sofia (15) are sisters, they wake up one very hot morning, they have breakfast in the patio, and they stay there all day watching TV, waiting for a phone call.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 1
41-47 TWO CLOSE
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Trailer
Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Inês Clemente
Director: João Salaviza
Producer: ESTC
DOP: Vasco Viana
Sound: Inês Clemente
Editor: Tiago Nunes, Nádia Santos Henriques, Sílvio Sousa, Sara Esteves, Joã Salaviza
Synopsis:
A man is seen by a prostitute in his home. They try to communicate. But loneliness they both carry creates a gap between them, enabling that communication.
Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC) Portugal 1
41-47 WATER COOLER
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Adam Burr
Director: Adam Burr
Producer: Jill Pike
DOP: Nathan Tape
Sound: Christian Buenaventura
Synopsis:
Caught in the day-to-day hum drum of office life, Tom Mitchel does what he is told and collects a paycheck. One morning while changing the office water cooler, Tom spills and finds himself opening a door into the aquatic unknown. On the very same day his crush, office cutie Suzanne, sends Tom valentine signals of romantic interest. Not used to so much activity in his life, Tom decides to take life by the reins and seize the day. Using his new found secret, he decides to woo Suzanne into his world. What unfu
Loyola Marymount University / School of Film and Television (LMU) United States 1
48-57 MURPHY
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Trailer
Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Nicolas Veuthey and Marc Olivetta
Director: Nicolas Veuthey
Producer: ECAL
DOP: Pascal Montjovent
Sound: Jürg Lempen
Editor: Nicolas Veuthey
Synopsis:
“Everything that can go wrong will go wrong: the story of my life…”
Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) Switzerland 0
48-57 THE WAY OF O
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Estelle Gérard & Adina Dulcu
Director: Estelle Gérard
Producer: ESAV
DOP: Yves Chahuneau
Sound: Nicolas Leroy
Editor: Clotilde Tellier
Synopsis:
A desert, a chasm, the emptiness, a luminous mountain, Gunesh is lost. This vision haunts Gunesh every day. He undertakes an initiatic trip to Anatolia. There he meets Zaman, a man who will teach him the art of controlling his senses in reaction to the environment, and will help him discover a new perception of the world…
ESAV France 0
48-57 A KIND OF SCREAMİNG
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Kyle Graffam
Director: Kyle Graffam
Producer: Nicole Lederman, Kyle Graffam
DOP: Mike Guaspari
Sound: Kyle Graffam
Editor: Shoshana Tanzer, Kyle Graffam
Design: Josh Safdie
Synopsis:
Teddy Labutte is in the throes of creative hell, drunk out of his mind. In he sinks to the depths of his subconscious, and back out, and in again. It all ends up on the page.
Boston University / Department of Film and Television United States 0
48-57 JOSH
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Paul Gerretsen
Director: Paul Gerretsen, Seth Mendelson
Producer: Albert Huh
DOP: Daniel Grant
Sound: Noah Nichols
Editor: Noah Nichols
Synopsis:
A young high school student is in the process of “coming of age” and encountering the conflict of peer pressure, as well as the strains of passage into manhood.
School of Image Arts / Ryerson University Canada 0
48-57 THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
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Length: 9'
Screenwriter: George Zoes
Director: George Zoes
Producer: George Zoes - HCTSS
DOP: Miltiadis Tzounis
Editor: Vaggelis Pantazis
Design: Aristomenis Karousos
Synopsis:
In an old rusty railroad bridge two men are running to help a woman who has fainted. A theft takes place. Don’t rush to take sides. Truth doesn’t always meet our expectations and beliefs.
Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos (HCTSS) Greece 0
48-57 THE TRAGEDY OF GLADY
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Karrie Crouse
Director: Karrie Crouse
Producer: Sarah Crawford
DOP: Zoë White
Sound: Zach Clark
Editor: Toby Rogers
Design: Kristine Kennedy
Synopsis:
Misunderstood by her teachers, parents, and peers Gladys depends most on her relationship with best friend Claire for support. But when Claire experiences the loss of her parents she begins to grow away from Gladys. In an attempt at the deepest kind of empathy, Gladys seeks out a tragedy of her own to reconnect with Claire. This search for the dark side of life only serves to push Claire away more. Just when she decides to change her ways and make amends with Claire, Gladys gets her tragedy.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 0
48-57 UNDER THE ROLLER COASTER
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Director: Lila Place
Producer: Lila Place
DOP: Mike Seely
Sound: Leah Wolchok
Editor: Lila Place
Synopsis:
The Thunderbird Roller Coaster was a Coney Island icon, but, for Mae Timpano, it was home. The film looks beyond the enchantment of the famous playground to examine the true-life experience of one woman who had a unique relationship to Coney Island: she lived under the famed Thunderbird Roller Coaster.
Stanford University United States 0
48-57 THE FALL
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: J-P Valkeapää, Jan Forsström
Director: J-P Valkeapää
Producer: Miia Haavisto, Taina Heinonen
DOP: Tuomo Hutri
Sound: Micke Nyström
Editor: J-P Valkeapää, Maarit Nissilä
Design: Annika Björkman
Synopsis:
The film is about the last day of summer, a day that never ends.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 0
48-57 THORNS FOR SUPPER
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: George K.O. Owiredu
Director: George K.O. Owiredu
Producer: George K.O. Owiredu
DOP: Mensah Kudor
Sound: Mawuli Kelly Tofah
Editor: Selima Talata Awudu
Design: Mark Sunu-Attah
Synopsis:
An exciting afternoon of a major soccer fiesta turns disastrous. A family is caught in the middle of the social controversies and psychological trauma. The film is based on a true event that shocked Ghana on May 9, 2001.
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Ghana 0
48-57 A FRAGILE CRACK
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Andrea Spacca
Director: Tomas Tezzon
Producer: Nicola Mucelli, Annonora Barabaschi
DOP: Sky Juarez, Valeria Palermo, Luca Sabbioni, Patrizio Sacco, Sirio Timossi
Sound: Ennio Bettoni, Eugenio Casalino, Gian Pietro Masa
Editor: Tommaso Gallone, Annalaura Portinari, Mattia Soranzo
Design: Pietro Tansini, Irene Marinari, Oh Jee Soo
Synopsis:
Adaptation from the novel “Punte di spillo negli occhi di Giuseppe Genna” by Giuseppe Genna. The unsettling journey of a formerly famous photographer to insanity.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 0
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