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2017

Fiction

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1 WHEN GREY IS A COLOUR
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Saar Ponsioen
Director: Marit Weerheijm
Producer: Loes Komen, Eva Verweij
Animator: n/a
DOP: Martijn Melis
Sound: Hanza van der Veer
Editor: Fatih Tura
Design: Esra Ghilane
Synopsis:
Is life worth living if all your days are grey? Cato is confronted with her elder brother who comes back to live at home after a suicide attempt. Cato tries to get closer to her brother, but he doesn't allow her to. When she doesn't know what to do anymore, she unexpectedly meets a strange man with large, white fake wings.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 85
2-3 A NIGHT IN TOKORIKI
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Ana – Maria Gheorghe, Roxana Stroe
Director: Roxana Stroe
Producer: UNATC “I.L.Caragiale”
Animator: n/a
DOP: Laurentiu Raducanu
Sound: Victor Miu
Editor: Vlad Genescu
Design: Adina Lupu
Synopsis:
In an improvised night club called "Tokoriki" the whole village celebrates Geanina’s 18th birthday. Her boyfriend and Alin will give her a most surprising gift, one that nobody will ever forget.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 72
2-3 SWEET MADDIE STONE
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Brady Hood, Jessica Jackson
Director: Brady Hood
Producer: Jake Riley-Hunte
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dan Atherton
Sound: Payam Hosseinian
Editor: Meredith Mantik
Design: Declan O’Brien
Synopsis:
Maddie Stone is a 16 year-old girl living in a small council flat in Yorkshire with her hard working and weather beaten mother WENDY. Maddie idolizes her frequently absent criminal father (who is often the talk of the town) mimicking his actions by starting a monopolistic sweet selling business at her school.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 72
4 ALL OF US
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Julia Drache
Director: Katja Benrath
Producer: Tobias Rosen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Felix Striegel
Sound: Edward Ahenda, Michael Manzke
Editor: Julia Drache
Design: Nancy Aluoch
Synopsis:
For almost a decade Kenya has been targeted by terrorist attacks of the Al-Shabaab. An atmosphere of anxiety and mistrust between Muslims and Christians is growing. Until in December 2015, Muslim bus passengers showed that solidarity can prevail.
Hamburg Media School (HMS) Germany 70
5 DEKALB ELEMENTARY
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Reed Van Dyk
Director: Reed Van Dyk
Producer: Cory Desrosiers
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jon Peter
Sound: Jim Fitzpatrick
Editor: Reed Van Dyk
Design: May Mitchell
Synopsis:
Inspired by a 911 call placed during a school shooting incident in Atlanta, Georgia.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 66
6 FOREST OF ECHOES
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle
Director: Maria Luz Olivares Capelle
Producer: Film Academy Vienna
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sebastian Thaler
Sound: Rudolf Pototschnig
Editor: László Váncsa
Design: lna Chrudina, Almasa Jerlagic
Synopsis:
A teenager, Christina, loses her friends in the forest. Looking for them she finds the bodies of three drowned kids on the shore of a lagoon. On summer holiday, deep in the woods, three kids, cousins, are playing around a lake when they find a drowned young woman drifting in the water. Garnes, lies and rituals unfolding into a circular time in which death loses its ultimacy. What is real and what is a mirage? Who is dreaming and who is being dreamed?
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK) Austria 57
7 HAN
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Jonathan Choo
Director: Jonathan Choo
Producer: Shammini G
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rachel Liew
Sound: Syarfiqah Rennie
Editor: Vivian Keh
Design: Julie Heather Liew
Synopsis:
When his son is arrested for a fatal hit-and-run, Hoh Yim travels to South Korea hoping to reconcile with the victim's parents and make atonement for his son's action.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 44
8 ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Janne Vanhanen
Director: Janne Vanhanen
Producer: Jasmine Pajari
Animator: n/a
DOP: Arttu Järvisalo
Sound: Tatu Naukkarinen
Editor: Eemeli Ylinen
Design: Oona Sundblad
Synopsis:
A quiet farmer and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has had a little accident with his girlfriend.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Film and Television Finland 43
9 IT'S JUST A GUN
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Daniel Klein
Director: Brian Robau
Producer: John Sayage
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jonathan Chou
Sound: Li Xiang
Editor: Ramin Taheri
Design: Kunlin Wang
Synopsis:
When a young boy named Gabe finds a 38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver it sets him on a path that will change him forever.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 37
10 COIN BOY
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: LI,CHUAN-YANG
Director: LI,CHUAN-YANG
Producer: TSAI, HSIN-YUN
Animator: n/a
DOP: YANG, TA-CHING
Sound: CHUNG, HUEI-CHENG / HSU, LAN-TING
Editor: LI, CHUAN-YANG
Design: WANG, ZHENG-XIN / TANG, YUNG-JU
Synopsis:
Today is the day to pay for the school camping fees. Tai brings exact coins to school to pay for it. But his teacher asks him to change coins into bills before he pays. Tai is very upset but doesn’t want to tell his father about what happened at school. After school, when they start to work together again, Tai is lurking to find a chance to change those coins into bills himself...
National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Taiwan 33
11 GABBER LOVER
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Marlène Poste, Marie-Stéphane Imbert
Director: Anna Cazenave-Cambet
Producer: Edouard Lalanne de Saint Quentin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pauline Sicard
Sound: Mikhael Kurc
Editor: Joris Laquitant
Synopsis:
2000's, Nerac. Laurie and Mila (13) dance near by a lake in the forest. Mila is in love with Laurie and she wants to tell her.
La Fémis France 32
12 IN THE PARKING LOT
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Juliana Orea, Peter Solis
Director: Juliana Orea
Producer: José Luis Vilianueva
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raúl Morales
Sound: Carlos de la Madrid
Editor: Peter Solis
Design: Paula Quintanar
Synopsis:
Lis and her brother Gonzo are waiting in a parking lot for their father to arrive. Upon his return, Gabriel must reconcile their relationship problems.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 30
13 AUSTRALIA
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Claudia Sainte-Luce
Director: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
Producer: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C
Animator: n/a
DOP: Galo Olivares
Sound: Omar Juarez
Editor: Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Ernesto Martinez Bucio
Design: Federico Cantú
Synopsis:
Helena, a woman in her early 40's, is obsessed with getting pregnant. After failing her last try, her neighbors get back from the hospital with their new born baby. Helena breaks in to their house when they're gone, steals the baby monitor and starts listening what happens next door.
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. (CCC) Mexico 29
14 SCHOOLYARD BLUES
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Pelle Rådström
Director: Maria Eriksson
Producer: Farima Karimi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Erik Molberg Hansen
Sound: Klas Dykhoff
Editor: Alexandra Litén
Design: Pia Wallin
Synopsis:
It's John's first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts / Stockholm University of the Arts (SADA) Sweden 28
15-16 IN THE HILLS
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Hamid Ahmadi
Director: Hamid Ahmadi
Producer: The London Film School
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nicolas Nazari
Sound: Zoya Machina
Editor: Harry Baker
Design: Maria Balduzzi
Synopsis:
Shahram tends a fish 'n' chips shop in the English countryside. A relatively new immigrant, he’d like to feel more a part of his community. However, the means by which he hopes to fit in are themselves anything but "normal".
London Film School (LFS) United Kingdom 27
15-16 RED APPLES
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Director: George Sikharulidze
Producer: Ophelia Harutyunyan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Guka Goliadze
Sound: Julian Evans
Editor: George Sikharulidze
Design: Hasmik Aghayan
Synopsis:
A young Armenian bride's relationship with her husband is put to the test on their first day of marriage when her mother-in-law interferes.
Columbia University United States 27
17-19 MEPHOBIA
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Mika Gustafson, Elmira Arikan
Director: Mika Gustafson
Producer: Maida Krak, Mika Gustafson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Claudia Kent
Sound: Carl Bromell
Editor: Mika Gustafson
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A group of girls aged 6–8 wander around in the neighborhood throwing trash around. The group of older girls is just as frustrated, but their restlessness expresses itself in other ways and limits are constantly tested. Each scene grazes you with recognition and manages to crawl in under your skin in this film where hubris and contempt go hand in hand.
Valand Academy Sweden 26
17-19 MILLIMETERLE
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Pascal Reinmann
Director: Pascal Reinmann
Producer: Gilles German
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ramón Königshausen
Sound: Bardo Eicher
Editor: Marína Horváthová
Design: Marlen Grassinger
Synopsis:
Swimming at Night. Upcoming sexual curiosity puts the adolescents in a dangerous balancing act between game and reality.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 26
17-19 NO WAY BACK
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Eileen Shim
Director: Michael Kongshaug
Producer: Feras Alfuqaha
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yoni Klein
Sound: n/a
Editor: Veronika Vackova
Design: Shannon Walsh
Synopsis:
Zeinah and her daughter Norah flee the war in Syria and arrive in Turkey, desperate to board a dinghy to Europe. With every failed attempt, it becomes harder for them to escape Turkish authorities. In order to save Norah, Zeinah is faced with the hardest decision of her life.
American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) United States 26
20-22 DOMESTICATED WOLF
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Elad Joseph, Primo
Director: Elad Joseph, Primo
Producer: Hadar Balas
Animator: Tomer Bahat
DOP: Segev Shaw
Sound: Sharon Shama
Editor: Nofar Volpo
Design: Hila Herzog, Inbal Volpo
Synopsis:
A day in the village, Jacob, a single parent father, is trying to guard his chickens from being slaughtered in the coop. Not realizing his tragic true will - to guard the coop like existence he created for his daughter.
Beit Berl College / Faculty of Arts (Beit Berl) Israel 24
20-22 IMPRISONED
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Damián Vondrášek
Director: Damián Vondrášek
Producer: FAMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Filip Marek
Sound: Luka Šuto
Editor: Jakub Podmanický
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Due to his insufficient qualifications, Jakub lost his job at an elementary school. One of the few job opportunities appears to be work at the out of town prison, also employing his father-in-law. Inspite of their mutual animosity, Jakub decides to take the job to support his family. An intimate drama of various forms of imprisonment.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 24
20-22 THE PRINCIPAL
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Anna Brotkin
Director: Paula Korva
Producer: Ilona Tolmunen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tuukka Ylönen
Sound: Jani Nikander
Editor: Ilja Rautsi
Design: Nanna Hirvonen
Synopsis:
It’s hard to run a school when you have no clue. Sari tries her best to be a good principal. Unfortunately she’s exceptionally bad at it. There is nothing standing in the way of her and popularity — except one broken mug.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 24
23 INVENTION OF TRUST
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Dimitrij & Alex Schaad
Director: Alex Schaad
Producer: Richard Lamprecht
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ahmed El Nagar
Sound: Georgios Champosogfou
Editor: Franziska Koeppel
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The young teacher Michael Gewa receives a mysterious message - the personal rating service "b.good" has bought his online and mobile data to evaluate his professional skills and his personality in several categories. After neglecting the consequences, he finds himself in a moral fight for trust in the midst of students, colleagues and friends.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 23
24 NEST
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Rex Kane-Hart
Director: Rex Kane-Hart
Producer: Eve Gill
Animator: Rex Kane-Hart
DOP: Dean Lusk
Sound: Rex Kane-Hart
Editor: Rex Kane-Hart
Design: Tamlyn Teow
Synopsis:
In a final breath, a boy awakens. Alone and afraid, young Martin must navigate through a labyrinth of his uncertain future.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 22
25-26 DARKEST MOON
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Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Kasper Skovsboel, Amalie Naesby
Director: Kasper Skovsboel
Producer: Claudia Saginario
Animator: n/a
DOP: Catherine Pattinama Coleman
Sound: Sigrid DPAAa Jensen
Editor: Lind Man
Design: Josefine Farsoe
Synopsis:
The villagers on the Island accuse Anna's daughter, a beautiful but mysterious girl, of being in pact with the devil. Anna must now decide if she want to protect her daughter, and risk being ostracized, or believe in the accusations and sentence her own child to death.
National Film School of Denmark (DDF) Denmark 21
25-26 INCURABLE
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Darren Parker
Director: Darren Parker
Producer: Kristie - Lynn Angus
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jasmine Coryndon-Baker
Sound: Ivan Welker
Editor: Karien van Biljon
Design: Tamsyn Hobbs
Synopsis:
When an impoverished white prostitute from the slums of Pretoria East discovers that her younger daughter, who is terminally ill, has only weeks left to live, she has to try every means at her disposal to make enough money to get her daughter the surgery she needs. However, making a living is tough for a woman in her position, and so she is eventually forced to consider sacrificing her older daughter’s innocence in order to save the younger one's life.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 21
27-30 COCOON
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Xu Zhang, Mei Liying
Director: Mei Liying
Producer: Xu Zhang
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jon Keng
Sound: Qianbaihui Yang
Editor: Yifan Zhang
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Set in 1997 China, a little girl discovers her mom's affair with another woman, and she has to make a decision of whether keeping this secret or not.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 20
27-30 HOME MADE
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Shira Meishar
Director: Shira Meishar
Producer: Lihi Sabag
Animator: n/a
DOP: Arik Kaufman
Sound: Nati Taub
Editor: Tamar Ben Baruch
Design: Ronen Ngel
Synopsis:
Ben dreams of publishing his comic book "The Dream Factory" but is rejected. His daughter Maya takes him into their fantasy world to The Dream Factory to fix his dream. There, Ben learns that his dreams come with a price.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 20
27-30 MAYDAY RELAY
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Florian Tscharf
Director: Florian Tscharf
Producer: Florian Tscharf
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabian Gamper
Sound: Moritz Drath
Editor: David Kuruc
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When the sailor Max and his daughter receive a mayday call on the Mediterranean sea, they act immediately and change the course of their little sailing-boat. But soon they find out, that there are over hundred people on board.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW) Germany 20
27-30 THE FINE LINE
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Dana Lerer
Director: Dana Lerer
Producer: Dana Lerer, Noa Gottesman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pablo Arcuschin
Sound: Nati Taub
Editor: Or Lee-tal
Design: Lihi Strugo, Hilla Daddon
Synopsis:
Maya, a young ambitious actress, is dealing with the shooting of a love scene. During filming the fine line between acting and reality is blurred and Maya's personal boundaries are being pushed to the limit.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 20
31-33 DOBRY
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Orlin Milchev, Radoslav Petrov
Director: Orlin Milchev
Producer: NATFA „Kr.Sarafov”, Timeless Production Group and Dream Team Films
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniel Delchunkov
Sound: n/a
Editor: Dimitar Andreev
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Bulgarian shepherd stumbles upon a lost illegal refugee in the boundless Balkan mountains near the border. Their meeting is a connection between two worlds - different ethnic backgrounds, language and culture. Soon they will have to clash with the fear and aggression of the people from the local village.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 18
31-33 GENERATION MARS
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Jørgen Færøy Flasnes
Director: Alexander Turpin
Producer: Elisa Fernanda Pirir Ruiz
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mattias Pollak
Sound: Bror Kristiansen
Editor: Herman M. L. Paulsen
Design: Marius Winje Brustad
Synopsis:
Astrid is one of the winners of Generation Mars: A reality show sending the first humans to Mars, never to return. Everything is set for her to leave, except one thing: Astrid must say goodbye to everything she loves.
The Norwegian Film School (NFS) Norway 18
31-33 RESTLESS WANDERERS
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Kalina Alabrudzinska
Director: Kalina Alabrudzinska
Producer: Anna Malgorzata Kasinska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bartosz Swiniarski
Sound: Rafal Nowak
Editor: Przemyslaw Chruscielews
Design: Paulina Korwin-Kochanowska
Synopsis:
Konstancja is 40, meaning, she should be married with kids and have a hunky lover. But she doesn't have any of those. Instead she has her own business, a soft spot for Turkish kebabs and a bunch of unbearably happy girlfriends. Once she decides to change her fate and shows up at doctor Kaludia's office at a sperm bank. When seemingly everything should fall into it's place - to her surprise she falls in love.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 18
34-36 ABDUCTION
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Antonio Ayala
Director: Antonio Ayala
Producer: Pamela Torres Maldonado
Animator: n/a
DOP: Emiliano Mendoza Uribe
Sound: Sofía Hernández Ortega
Editor: Luis Arellano, Antonio Ayala
Design: Daniel Humberto
Synopsis:
Alex discovers that his mother has been abducted by aliens. Because of the evilness that he perceives in the world, Alex wants to be abducted too and follows the purple rabbit's trail.
National School of Film Arts / National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENAC/UNAM) Mexico 17
34-36 ETAGE X
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Francy Fabritz, Manuela Kay
Director: Francy Fabritz
Producer: DFFB - Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie Berlin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sarah Vetter
Sound: Frank Behnke
Editor: Francy Fabritz
Design: Orli Baruch
Synopsis:
An accidental meeting in an elevator at a department store leads two older women to their limits and forces them to improvise by the time the elevator gets stuck.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 17
34-36 LES DAUPHINES
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Juliette Klinke
Director: Juliette Klinke
Producer: MEDIADIFFUSION
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jean Minetto
Sound: Olivier Lambert, Antonin Schramme
Editor: Lucas Fruitier
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Bea, jobless, sublets her flat to make ends meet. This weekend, she takes her daughters to a competition where the youngest one participates. Bea will then project through this competition her urge to succeed onto her girl.
Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) Belgium 17
37-38 212
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Boaz Frankel
Director: Boaz Frankel
Producer: Uri Smoly
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nayef Hammoud
Editor: Boaz Frankel
Synopsis:
Another nearly-ordinary winter day in the life of 64-year-old Doron, director of a municipal home for the aged: the rain is pouring, someone nabbed his reserved parking spot, and Bela Schorr, occupant of Room 212, passed away that morning.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 16
37-38 THE SLEEPING SAINT
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Marco Borromei, Elisa Dondi, Laura Samani
Director: Laura Samani
Producer: CSC Production
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ilya Saphea
Sound: Michelangelo Marchese
Editor: Chiara Dainese
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Giacomina is twelve, chosen as guardian of Achillea Saint for the annual procession. It would be the most beautiful day but her best friend is founded in a state of a seeming death, her body is still warm. While the village is hailing it as a miracle walking in procession with the girl instead of the statue, Giacomina is the only one wondering whether everything is really lost.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 16
39 CHEESEBURGER
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Director: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Producer: Luz Adriana Pérez-Morales, Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Animator: n/a
DOP: Luis Fernando Loya
Sound: Carlos Metta
Editor: Patricio Marín Avelar
Design: Luisa Méndez
Synopsis:
Daniela and Jorge have decided to take their relationship to the next level by moving in together. Nevertheless, they get into the most absurd discussion, which makes them question their entire relationship.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 15
40-41 THE FORTUNE COOKIE
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Frida Ulfsson
Director: Frida Ulfsson
Producer: Jessica Räisänen
Animator: Emma Ylinen-Ceau
DOP: Sara Forsius
Sound: Hetta Mattsson, Kevin Holmström
Editor: Sara Forsius
Design: Frida Ulfsson
Synopsis:
Helena is finishing up her dreary day at the tiny cafe where she works. Her husband is expecting her home for her 50th birthday celebrations, but the unexpected appearances of a lonely man and a neglected child cause her to change her plans for the evening.
ARCADA University of Applied Sciences Department of Culture and Communication / Media Culture Finland Finland 14
40-41 YIBRIL
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Daniel Granados
Director: Daniel Granados
Producer: Daniel Granados, Sarina Verdonschot
Animator: n/a
DOP: Silvian Hettich
Sound: n/a
Editor: Urzula Mieszkielo
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Gabriel, a Spanish street artist in Brussels, answers a ringing phone he finds in the garbage. On the other side of the line, Hala, a Syrian girl held captive by smugglers is crying for help. After realizing they are close enough, he rushes through the streets on her search. A touching story that unfolds in the heart of Europe showing us that people from different worlds can have much in common.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 14
42-44 SHORT DROP
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Maya Cozier
Director: Maya Cozier
Producer: Danielle Dieffenthaller
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jackson Lewis
Sound: Brian Perry
Editor: Ronald Rigueros
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Bartholomew, a retired civil servant, becomes an impromptu taxi driver during rush hour. He is lead on a journey over the course of a night where he encounters a wide range of Trinidadian Characters.
School of Visual Arts United States 13
42-44 SYNCHRONOUS
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
Director: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
Producer: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez, Santiago Rodriguez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Juan Fernández
Sound: Andrés Julián Valenzuela
Editor: Ricardo Fernández Jiménez
Design: Santiago Rodriguez
Synopsis:
Hilbert's consciousness can be in two worlds at the same time. An amazing skill which allows him to help a gangster win fifty-fifty bets. But Hilbert wants out, and it could be the perfect opportunity when he meets Ana.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 13
42-44 TAXI BLUES
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Qi Tianyang
Director: Qi Tianyang
Producer: GAO Mengqiong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Teng Fei
Sound: Xu Haoli, Wang Weiyi
Editor: Qi Tianyang
Design: Li Xuepeng, Li Xinran, Tian Yuan
Synopsis:
Taxi driver Xiangzi saved a barmaid named Xiaomei who was committing suicide, while offering consolation to her, he also seems to find the path that would solve his own problem.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 13
45-46 DIVA
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Clara Bastos, Felipe Santo
Director: Clara Bastos
Producer: Bruna Bertolino
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ana Laura Leardini, Gabriela Akashi
Sound: Felipe Cadillac
Editor: Bruna Bertolino
Design: Renan Ramiro
Synopsis:
Camilla approaches the drag queens who inhabit Bella's pension.
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 12
45-46 LULLABY
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Stanley Xu
Director: Stanley Xu
Producer: Valerie Ong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eric Ha
Sound: Chee Yuan Jie
Editor: Mavis Lai
Design: Muhammad Jayakhidhir Bin Mohd Edms
Synopsis:
In a typical Singaporean family of three, life is well and comfortable. Unbeknownst to them, the forgotten fourth member is feeling neglected and alone. The only comfort she finds in her impending passing, lies in her grandson.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 12
47-49 INFIDELS
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Luke Marsden
Director: Luke Marsden
Producer: Jessica Giacco
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sian Bates
Sound: Audrey Houssard
Editor: Luke Marsden
Design: Rebecca Lacey
Synopsis:
Three men. An apartment at midnight. Things unspoken.
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Australia 11
47-49 PARADISE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Boris Akopov
Director: Boris Akopov
Producer: Daria Kotelevich
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gleb Filatov
Sound: Ivan Chepurin
Editor: Boris Akopov
Design: Nikolay Kireev
Synopsis:
Alexander is going through a difficult time -his beloved wife left him! Sasha starts drinking, he touches social bottom where he is destined to meet Grisha-an unusual man who will become his true friend.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 11
47-49 RUST
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Julián Spandrio
Director: Victor Daniel López
Producer: Kevin Perelman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Francisco Nishimoto
Sound: Juan Gabriel Di Lucía
Editor: Ximena Pires
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a postapocalyptical world, RUST slowly paralyzes human body to death. Tadeo is a worker in a factory where he is laid off due to his ilness.
National School of Film Experimentation and Production (ENERC) Argentina 11
50-52 A MISUNDERSTANDING
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Louis Roux
Director: Louis Roux
Producer: Michel Coteret
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maxime Sabin, Matthias Eyer, Hans Fischer, Florine Bel, Olivier Patron
Sound: Antoine Martin, Cedric Payet, Lucien Richardson
Editor: Sophie Vincendeau
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Paris, in a few years. Apolline and Leo meet and fall in love. But their differences will undermine their relationship and love.
ENS Louis-Lumière France 10
50-52 BUSINESS
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Malena Vain
Director: Malena Vain
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animator: n/a
DOP: Javier Arcaro
Sound: Virginia Tognola
Editor: Sofía Montes
Design: Laura Guinde
Synopsis:
A girl, alongside her guitar, reunites with her father in a hotel room. He's a business man on a visit to Argentina, the country he once called home. She's back from playing at a concert. Night falls between those four white walls, until the sun rises again.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 10
50-52 COLOUR CAGE
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Daniel Reascos
Director: Daniel Reascos
Producer: Camila Arroyo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julio Esquivel
Sound: Stefany Salazar
Editor: Daniel Reascos
Design: Bolívar Berrú
Synopsis:
A man caged in a black and white world consumed by the necessity of producing money, suddenly discovers colors. He will try to escape from his monotonous way of living by using the colors, but it isn't what he expected.
Advanced Institute of Film and Acting (INCINE) Ecuador 10
53-56 AVE MARIA
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Trailer
Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Kenneth Lee
Director: Aron B. Castro
Producer: Inez Ho
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eugene Lee Choon Sheng
Sound: Faisal Jumani
Editor: Peter Lim
Design: Lim Yen
Synopsis:
Emilio, a Filipino school teacher arrives in the industrial city of Singapore with one objective: to bring his domestic worker wife, Maria home. A typhoon has devastated his secluded village and despite numerous attempts at trying to contact Maria, Emilio has no choice but to meet her in person to tell her of the tragedy. Upon arrival however, Maria is nowhere to be found.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 9
53-56 LEFTOVERS
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Or Carny
Director: Or Carny
Producer: Adi Shaya
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gil Ramon
Sound: Tzvi Forer
Editor: May Inéz Cherie Ben-Ze'ev
Design: Anat Earon
Synopsis:
Under her despondent father's nose, 16-year-old bold Lea is having an affair with a Sudanese refugee; unexpected turn of events brings her to mentally transferring in to a world of deceiving illusions.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 9
53-56 LOST IN HOPE
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Trailer
Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Aline Hochscheid, Andreas Arnstedt
Director: Aline Hochscheid
Producer: Dennis Colquhoun
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kyrill Ahlvers
Sound: Zoltan M. Geller
Editor: Zoltan M. Geller
Design: Aline Hochscheid
Synopsis:
Lost in Hope is a poetic-lyrical film which tells the story of Rahel, an Israeli girl and Yasser, a Palestinian boy, whose fates are determined by the conflict existing in their country. Both are at a point where they want to break out of their respective lives, with all the history that weighs on them. One’s fate influences the fate of the other.
ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 9
53-56 THE THIRD HALF
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Virgílio Pinto
Director: Virgílio Pinto, Rodrigo Morais
Producer: Andreia Silva
Animator: Francisco Nascimento
DOP: Guilherme Braz
Sound: Cristovão Gonçalves
Editor: André Barreto, Rita Duarte
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
On the hottest day of the year in the suburbs of Lisbon Mauro, on the brink of adulthood has a decision to make that will change his relationship with his best friend and mentor.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 9
57-59 BOYS WILL BE
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Trailer
Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Teryl Brouillette
Director: Teryl Brouillette
Producer: José Rosales
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aaron Hanek
Sound: Teryl Brouillette, Daniel Lahn
Editor: Will Ukoh
Design: Dialla Kawar
Synopsis:
Reeling from the death of his father, a rebellious 18-year-old struggles to find his place in the world.
School of Image Arts / Ryerson University Canada 8
57-59 FLYING RATS
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Trailer
Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Emiel Sandtke
Director: Emiel Sandtke
Producer: Roxanne Sarkozi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Xavier Vandhuynslager
Sound: Erik Verhijden
Editor: Maarten Janssens
Design: Niels Kelchtermans
Synopsis:
On a sweltering summer day Kian and Nadir (11) see how Nadir's family is arrested by the immigration police. To prevent Nadir from being taken as well, the friends decide to run away. But flighting seems to be more difficult than they expected...
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 8
57-59 IN DA HOME
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Yohei Yamazaki
Director: Akira Yamamoto
Producer: Masaru Sano, Zhang Tong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Li Ziyao
Sound: Soma Orikasa
Editor: Mayuko Niwa
Design: Wang Huiru, Tamako Kato, Chinatsu Hori
Synopsis:
Takeru, a worker at a nursing home, lives alone with his mother. He seems like a different person at work from at home. One day he finds that there is a huge gap between Takeru and his mother, and he does not know how to contact with her anymore.
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media Japan 8
60-64 CHRISTMAS STORY
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Trailer
Length: 20'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Ratmir Lutfullin
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Oleg Ohotin
Sound: Daniil Krukov
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
There is a place for a Christmas miracle in everyday life. But sometimes it doesn't bring the type of joy you'd expect.
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 7
60-64 HUSKY
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Trailer
Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Pedro Takahashi
Director: Yasmin Afifi
Producer: Polly Rosier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pedro Takahashi
Sound: Tom Whitehead
Editor: Sassan Salamian
Design: Rosi Stamp
Synopsis:
Marcus, a boy on the brink of childhood struggles to decide where his loyalties lie.
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 7
60-64 KALPVRIKSHA
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Director: Abhijeet Khuman
Producer: Mr. Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII, Pune
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alpesh Nagar
Sound: Kushal Sarda
Editor: Shini JK
Design: Akhil RP
Synopsis:
A girl takes the journey to find ancient mythical tree called Kalpvriksha. The tree which can grant any wish or fulfill any desire. Her efforts to let go things and find peace.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 7
60-64 LISTEN UP EMILY
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Trailer
Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Milo Cremer Eindhoven
Director: Milo Cremer Eindhoven
Producer: Georgi Doig
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leon Pyszora
Sound: Mark Harris
Editor: Marina Ivanycheva, Jakob Paulik
Design: Becky Millward, Lottie Geliot
Synopsis:
Emily just fled her own wedding, an impulse she dearly regrets ignoring her gut feeling she attempts to return, but getting back is harder than it seems. Thrown into 50`s Paris, Emily finds herself at the center of a Hollywood musical.
Bournemouth Film School (AUB) United Kingdom 7
60-64 OCCUPATION: KILLER
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Trailer
Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Wualid Ayoub
Director: Wualid Ayoub
Producer: ESAV Production
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rami Iskandar Aloui
Sound: Othman Alaoui
Editor: Wualid Ayoub
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In order to participate in a journalism contest, Sami, a dreamy young man, starts writing of a report on Abbas, an atypical killer he has known since childhood...
Marrakech School of Visual Arts (ESAVM) Morocco 7
65-67 CHESTER
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Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Dalton Price
Director: Shaun Swift
Producer: Matthew Kenney
Animator: n/a
DOP: S'alfrico Watson-Gran
Sound: Dalton Price
Editor: Dalton Price
Design: Connor Sullivan
Synopsis:
When a furry guy named Chester offers comfort to a lonely girl, he either makes the worst move of his life, or the best one.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 6
65-67 DRESSING ROOM
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Miguel Barbosa
Director: Ângela Ramos
Producer: Bruno de Freitas Leal
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raquel Teixeira
Sound: Miguel Coelho
Editor: Laura Martins
Design: David Vicente
Synopsis:
In a night show, a drag queen (Edgar) is faced with the surprise arrival of his son. Before the child's look to this reality, Edgar seeks for acceptance.
Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC) Portugal 6
65-67 JUHA THE WHALE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Karam Masri
Director: Karam Masri
Producer: Paul Lee
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniel Valle
Sound: Michelle Irving
Editor: Radojka Vrabac
Design: Samira Darbandsari
Synopsis:
An Arab mother and her young daughter desperately attempt to claim refugee status in Toronto, Canada. They spend their days in cramped refugee housing, experiencing intense isolation while awaiting a verdict that will determine whether they can remain in Canada or be deported back to war-torn Syria.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 6
68-71 AFTER SUNRISE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Erica Yip
Director: Theresa Mak
Producer: Ken Tsui
Animator: n/a
DOP: Felix Leong
Sound: Matthew Lam
Editor: Yuen Ting Yung
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mei-ling likes reading and writing poems. She meets Sam, a substitute teacher of poetry writing at the community centre. Their common interest in poetry brings them closer. As their relationship gets more intimate, Sam publishes her poem under his name…
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts / School of Film and Television (HKAPA) Hong Kong 5
68-71 FRAGMENTS
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Nischay Madhavan
Director: Daniel Saunders
Producer: Nischay Madhavan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eddie Adamson
Sound: Adam Scarlett
Editor: Eddie Adamson
Design: Amy Herring, Dewi Pitman, Owen Douglas Meadows, Kellie Webb
Synopsis:
Set in present day Manchester, this neo-noir crime thriller follows Tyler Bradley, a young police trainee recovering from a major car accident. After being diagnosed with amnesia, Tyler is forced to abandon his treatment to go on the run from an unrelenting local gangster, hungry for revenge for something Tyler has no knowledge of doing. Roaming the streets of urban Manchester, Tyler seeks help from chief of police and former mentor Trevor Beckley, who provides Tyler with important information, whilst aidin
University of South Wales (NFS/USW) United Kingdom 5
68-71 MY FRIEND THE GERMAN
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Bilai Bahadir, Dolunay Gördüm
Director: Bilal Bahadir
Producer: Claus Reichel
Animator: n/a
DOP: Christian Mario Löhr
Sound: Ingo Baier
Editor: Bilal Bahadir
Design: Petra Klimek
Synopsis:
1963 in West Berlin. The Turkish guest worker MAHMUT GUZEL wants to leave Germany, but the German government doesn't let him go.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 5
68-71 SURIYAN
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Trailer
Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Bastien Milheau
Director: Jonathan Bouillot
Producer: ESEC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Samuel Telot
Sound: Michaël Theus, Marine Bernadou
Editor: Astrid Fontant
Design: Samuel Telot
Synopsis:
Haunted by the death of his daughter, Jean-Marc comes face to face with a migrant despondently searching for his family. But is their meeting only a coincidence?
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC) France 5
72-76 13+
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Nikica Zdunić
Director: Nikica Zdunić
Producer: Tajana Bakota
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mario Pućić
Sound: Ivan Zelić
Editor: Denis Golenja
Design: Hana Grebenar, Iva Maria Jurić
Synopsis:
Janka is on the verge of puberty. She practices dancing with her friend Zorana. While Zorana is preoccupied with topics such as kissing, new clothes, and parties, Janka is trying to retain her childish innocence for as long as possible. But she can't escape the inevitable changes every girl has to undergo.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 4
72-76 BLANK GIRL
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Trailer
Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Alain Tjiong
Director: Alain Tjiong
Producer: Alain Tjiong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lennert De Taeye
Sound: Maurits Heemskerk
Editor: Alain Tjiong, Lennert De Taeye
Design: Ingrid Visser
Synopsis:
Blank Girl Only a face of a woman The face of cinema Only a surface Shimmers in the dark Shadows of the night We are calling to you Come, and haunt us
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 4
72-76 EMPATHY IS THE DEVIL
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Trailer
Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Carey Ryan
Director: Carey Ryan
Producer: Carey Ryan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Scott Kimber
Sound: Luke Goldfinch
Editor: Carey Ryan
Design: Georgina Greenhill
Synopsis:
An overly generous man with an addiction to giving, finds that charity is not always a two-way street.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 4
72-76 PUP
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Trailer
Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Daniel Toledo Saura
Director: Jesús Rivera Soriano
Producer: Sara de la Fuente Monedero
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jorge Sirvent Cámara
Sound: Kyrl Acton, Hao Xu, Anqi He
Editor: Juanjo Rodríguez
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
From the age of two cubs forced to leave the pride by lionesses. Only the strong turn into adults.
ECAM (The Madrid Film School) Spain 4
72-76 THE SKY IS BLUE EVERYWHERE
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Trailer
Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Gina Wenzel
Director: Gina Wenzel
Producer: Gina Wenzel
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leander Ott
Sound: Arno Augustin, Florian Högerle, Fabian Livrée, Michael Nguyen
Editor: Gina Wenzel
Design: Stephanie Becker
Synopsis:
Marc has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Devastated, he doesn’t know whether and how to girlfriend Sophie about it.
Fachhochschule Dortmund (FHD) Germany 4
77-83 A FANTASTIC WRECK
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Kelsey Duvauchelle
Director: Kelsey Duvauchelle
Producer: Charli Knight, Taryn Alisna, Kelsey Duvauchelle
Animator: n/a
DOP: Akane Kashiwazaki
Sound: Charli Knight
Editor: Alana Bombino
Design: Vera Zambonelli
Synopsis:
A sassy, self-destructive teen looks for love in all the wrong places.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 3
77-83 DABARA
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Nabil Meizongo
Director: Nabil Meizongo
Producer: NAFTI
Animator: n/a
DOP: Stephaine Ibrahim
Sound: Emmanuel Arkafie
Editor: Jonathan Lanquaye
Design: Eric Nyarko
Synopsis:
Dabar lives with her grandmother in the village, as a result of the death of her parents. As custom demands in the village, every female child, who is a native of the village is circumcised. Dabara, who was not born in the village and has never visited her roots, is being pressured now by the chief priest and elders to be circumcised. Having witnessed a child die as a result of post-circumcision excessive bleeding, she resolved so abscond from this obnoxious practice.
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Ghana 3
77-83 EVERYBODY HATES ULF
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Trailer
Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Tuomo Ala-Kojola
Director: Juulia Kalavainen, Ilona Hiltunen
Producer: Ilona Hiltunen
Animator: Veera Hyytiä
DOP: Patrik Sundberg, Ville Karasjoki, Juuso Koivisto, Senja Ruohonen
Sound: Jonne Lydén
Editor: Ville Karasjoki, Juuso Koivisto, Senja Ruohonen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Self-centered Ulf, 71, gets upset when his only friend, Mauri, announces at his deathbed that Ulf is a complete dick. Mauri leaves his fortune to Ulf in one condition. Ulf has to throw a party with at least one guest who will voluntarily stay for at least two hours. Can Ulf find the guest?
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 3
77-83 GARRY
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Trailer
Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Nolwenn Marty
Director: Lily Papamiltiades
Producer: Stéphane Pierrat
Animator: n/a
DOP: Thomas le Fourn
Sound: Diego Martinez, Clément Blaisot
Editor: Clémence Lucas, Manon Chevalaria
Design: David Huet
Synopsis:
Claire, 16 years old, is bullied by some girls from her football team. One day, she meets Garry, an older boy who seems like her.
International Institute of Image and Sound (3IS) France 3
77-83 THE EMPTY HOUSE
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Details:

Length: 19'
Director: Kim Wonpyo
DOP: Kim Wonpyo
Synopsis:
A woman visits a strange new town to find a cheap apartment. The woman finds her favorite apartment but hesitates and waits for her husband to come. Because the husband is too late, the couple eventually misses the contract. However, with the help of the apartment salesman, the couple watch the empty house in the middle of the night and decide the contract. The couple will stay overnight in a new town motel for a contract the next morning. But she is unable to sleep in anxious minds, roams an empty city, fi
Dankook University South Korea 3
77-83 THE INCOMPETENT
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Trailer
Length: 24'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Roxanne Gaucherand
Producer: INSAS, ATELIER DE REALISATION
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raimon Gaffier
Sound: Lancelot Herve
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Gaspard must reach “other town” to win Agathe`s heart back. Lacking confidence, he asks his sister Constance to drive him there. She accepts on one condition.
Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS) Belgium 3
77-83 THE TALE OF ANTONIA
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Jorge Cadena, Li Aparicio Candama
Director: Jorge Cadena
Producer: Jean Perret
Animator: n/a
DOP: Juan Camilo Olmos
Sound: Alejandro Castillo Villavieja
Editor: Romain Waterlot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Battered by incessant winds, this community welcomes Antonia with a ritual of stripping bare the stories she embodies. Being recalcitrant to established orders and endowed with a beauty that defies the widespread poverty, she is the protagonist of a visionary tale for today's Colombia.
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 3
84-90 A GOOD SOLDIER
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: J.J. Murphy
Director: Francesco Basti
Producer: Maura Mazurowski
Animator: n/a
DOP: Grey Walters
Sound: Francesco Basti
Editor: Colin Earner
Design: Kyle Brady
Synopsis:
After making a crucial mistake, a soldier in the Iraq war must face the dilemma of what to do next.
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) United States 2
84-90 ARNBJORN THE GENEALOGIST
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Eyþór Jóvinsson
Director: Eyþór Jóvinsson
Producer: Eyþór Jóvinsson, Halla Mía Ólafsdóttir
Animator: n/a
DOP: Karl Óskarsson
Sound: Eyþór Örn Magnússon
Editor: Eyþór Jóvinsson, Magnús Ingvar Bjarnason
Design: Eyþór Jóvinsson
Synopsis:
Despite having more knowledge of all the country´s families than anyone else, Arnbjörn, the genealogist, has never had a family of his own.
Icelandic Film School (IFS) Iceland 2
84-90 CLOSET
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Leutrim Abdullahi
Director: Leutrim Abdullahi
Producer: Eol Çashku
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aermael Domi
Sound: n/a
Editor: Leutrim Abdullahi
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Beni a beggar on the streets of the city, does a double job, when he is confronted to Nita, a drug addict girl. Beni decides to abandon his illegal activities, but the underground criminal gang makes sure everything gets paid.
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 2
84-90 LESSONS OF BALANCE
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Paolo Cenzato, Giulia Olivieri
Director: Giulia Olivieri
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Andrea Cordaro
Sound: Andrea Brambilla, Francesca Marcianò
Editor: Andrea Brambilla, Francesca Marcianò
Design: Cecilia Zambello
Synopsis:
Paolo is working as a nursing home assistant, but he makes up his wages with a shady second job. When one of the patients dies he begins to date his daughter Arianna, and fall in love with her. Will he be able to keep the balance for a long time?
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 2
84-90 MAGIC MOMENTS
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Trailer
Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Martina Buchelová, Marína MIkvá
Director: Martina Buchelová
Producer: Academy of Performing Arts - Film and Television Faculty in Bratislava
Animator: n/a
DOP: Radka Šišuláková
Sound: Ivan Ďurkech
Editor: Dušan Varmed'a
Design: Karolína Kamenská
Synopsis:
Parents struggle to earn money, so sisters basically take care of each other alone. -Why we walk on the grass? -So that we step into shit and are lucky. Thanks to the bond they have, they might have already won over life's shit.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 2
84-90 MOONSHOT
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Trailer
Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Mathew Lucas
Director: Mathew Lucas
Producer: Mathew Lucas
Animator: SPFX JC Tecklenburg
DOP: Wesley Hunt
Sound: Ted Hogeman
Editor: Matthew Lucas
Design: Yildiz Yilmaz
Synopsis:
A world-weary homeless woman is given an opportunity to leave her violent life behind when a roguish mechanic devises a risky plan to send her to a colony on the Moon.
American University United States 2
84-90 THE WASTELAND KINGS
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Frederico Klumb, Luiz Felipe Godinho, Clara Navega
Director: Luiz Felipe Godinho
Producer: Beatriz Flor
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lucas Andrade
Sound: Lui Maia, Henrique Maciel
Editor: João Lima
Design: Beatriz Flor
Synopsis:
Downtown, Rio de Janeiro, 2016. Two popular singers from the northeast of Brazil tell a story that happened in 1926. It was the meeting of two of the region's greatest legends: Lampião, the head of a local militia, and Father Cícero, a popular and beloved religious leader.
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) Brazil 2
91-96 A LONG SHOT
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Andrew Jordan
Director: Andrew Jordan
Producer: Bobby Byrne
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthew Rogan
Sound: Neil Horner
Editor: Conor Maguire
Design: Sami Finucane, Conor Neville
Synopsis:
A couple struggling to pay the rent are tested when Larry bets on Ireland to win a football match against the world champions with Sarah's hard-earned rent money.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 1
91-96 PHUONG HOANG
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Timothy Smith
Director: Timothy Smith
Producer: Riley Muscat, Zara Sengstock
Animator: n/a
DOP: Brendan Cherry
Sound: Niels Gabriels, Troy Mauri
Editor: Sean Birchall
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A first generation Vietnamese-Australian’s desire for belonging is tested after he falls in with a youth gang complicit in a crime beyond his comprehension.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 1
91-96 SHOW HOME
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Mark Kirkby
Director: Francesco Puppini
Producer: Eryk Sawicki
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomás Sena da Silva
Sound: Niall Nelson
Editor: Sid Cejrowski
Design: Sunbeam Stott-Howard
Synopsis:
Driving through a surreal nightscape, a mysterious young couple is seemingly looking for a place to stay. They knock at a stranger’s door and their true obsessive nature is soon revealed...
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 1
91-96 THE BEAN MERCHANT`S DAUGHTER
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Raymond Aftimos
Director: Raymond Aftimos
Producer: IESAV, Wadih Aftimos, Josette Aftimos
Animator: n/a
DOP: Zaher Jureidini
Sound: Élias Chikhani
Editor: Raymond Aftimos, Thérézia Chalouhi
Design: Nader Moussally
Synopsis:
Prince Hussam keeps on teasing Zeinah, one of the three daughters of Rasheed, the bean merchant. But Zeinah fights back. This leads to a series of reactions and counter-reactions with mutual hate (or seduction?) growing increasingly.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 1
91-96 THE CAMEL
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Laurynas Bareisa
Director: Laurynas Bareisa
Producer: Klementina Remeikaite
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vytautas Katkus, Martynas Norvaisas
Sound: Iveta Maceviciute
Editor: Laurynas Bareisa
Design: Dravis Kavaliauskas
Synopsis:
A camel dies in the local zoo. Paulius and Indre - two caretakers discover it and try to dispose of the dead animal. But it turns out to be a much harder task than they imagined.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 1
91-96 THREAD OF LOVE
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Priyanka Gill
Director: Priyanka Gill
Producer: Whistling Woods International
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pratik Parmar
Sound: Dhruv Parekh
Editor: Sidhanth Seth
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Siblings who got eventually separated while growing and meet to sell their house after few years. And while their meeting we come to know about their differences and how their life has changed.
Whistling Woods International (WWI) India 1
97-115 A PLACE CALLED HAVANA
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Freddie Frantos
Director: Freddie Frantos
Producer: Andrew Webster
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sam Bebbington
Sound: Ryan Holmes
Editor: Freddie Frantos
Design: Andrew Webster
Synopsis:
‘A Place Called Havana’ is a coming-of-age short film that explores conflicts between immigrants and nationalists in the UK. This drama follows Sam, a 16-year-old British boy trapped between the decision to follow his older brother – the leader of a nationalist cult – or his black friend, Abel.
University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom 0
97-115 AS IF WAITING FOR GODOT
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Halil Ağirkan
Director: Sezer Aggez
Producer: Gem Deniz Arslan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ibrahim Esmer
Sound: Mert Sever
Editor: Oguzhan Erdogan
Design: Meltem Konca
Synopsis:
Kadim is a person who lives last days of his youth and has a constant, humdrum life between home and work. This whole thing feels very heavy to him. But he continues to wait for a miraculous solution. One day an unexpected event will happen, this will push him through an extraordinary result.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 0
97-115 BEHIND ME
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Tobias Grønvold
Director: Tobias Grønvold
Producer: Synne Reinback Krumins
Animator: n/a
DOP: Monica Tormassy
Sound: Håkon Solsvik, Alexis Ruiz
Editor: Tord Frafjord Tungesvik
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Emma tries to escape a painful moment from the past by isolating herself. After being forced to live on the street, she seeks refuge with a mother and her daughter. The meeting creates a desire to belong to a family, while the past becomes more difficult to hide.
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Westerdals Oslo ACT) Norway 0
97-115 BREACHED
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Details:

Nanyang Polytechnic / School of Interactive & Digital Media Singapore 0
97-115 CITY
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Marko Marković
Director: Maša Šarović
Producer: FDA- Višnja Nikitin, StudAVP Nikola Savićević, Lana Radošević
Animator: n/a
DOP: Đorđe Stojiljković
Sound: Luka Barajević
Editor: Ana Žugić
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Dunja and her boyfriend arrive in Belgrade. He leaves her alone for a second, when a too friendly local guy appears and refuses to leave her alone.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 0
97-115 CONNECTED TO EMPTINESS
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Juan Salvatore
Director: Juan Salvatore
Producer: Sofia Coello
Animator: n/a
DOP: Luciano Daneri
Sound: Lucia Panasci
Editor: Lucia Panasci
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A ten-year-old, facing the emptiness of a careless family arguing constantly, is seduced by the Tv monster to escape to another reality.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 0
97-115 DADDY I`M HERE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Abdallah Mahamat Kadjouck
Director: Abdallah Mahamat Kadjouck
Producer: Institut Superieur des Metiers de I'Audiovisuel (ISMA) BENIN
Animator: n/a
DOP: Honvo Lariaus
Sound: Guedou Didier
Editor: Akissohe Eric
Design: Kouadinou Rebecca
Synopsis:
Donne remembers the day when he could not save his wife seriously ill, after giving birth to his daughter in whom he sees a ray of hope and gives him the joy of his live.
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 0
97-115 DEHYDRATION
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Miroslava Konečná
Director: Miroslava Konečná
Producer: Ondřej Solčány, Kateřina Buzková (TBU in Zlin)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Radka Filipská
Sound: Radek Kuboš
Editor: Tereza Vágnerová
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Dehydration is about the inner doubt and confusion concerning life and death. It captures a young boy's struggle to deal with the loss of a close person. The film doesn't offer explicit meaning and its interpretation depends on the viewer's attention and will to listen.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 0
97-115 EVE
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Vanishia Kisten
Director: Marian de Pontes, Nobuhle Ngwane, Vanishia Kisten
Producer: University of the Witwatersrand Film & TV, Marian de Pontes, Nobuhle Ngwane, Vanishia Kisten
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marian de Pontes
Sound: Nobuhle Ngwane
Editor: Nobuhle Ngwane
Design: Marian de Pontes, Nobuhle Ngwane, Vanishia Kisten
Synopsis:
After a global water crisis causes life as we know it to end, Eve, a young woman sets out to find life in a barren and unknown South African landscape. On her journey she comes across two individuals bound by their need to survive what remains of the world.
Wits School of Arts / Division of Film & Television (WSOA) South Africa 0
97-115 FEDOR
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Details:

Trailer
Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Hugo Radi
Director: Hugo Radi
Producer: ECAL
Animator: n/a
DOP: Augustin Losserand
Sound: Timothée Zurbüchen
Editor: Louis Richard
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Two young boys have stolen some expensive scarves and are being pursued. To get out of town, they hijack a young girl’s vehicle. She ends up following them as they flee.
Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) Switzerland 0
97-115 FREAK FLAG
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Sarah Conley
Director: Sarah Conley
Producer: Diego Sardi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Korey VanHuis
Sound: Maggie McCoy
Editor: Dana Coen
Design: Emily Railsback
Synopsis:
Spunky 8 – year – old Abeline is stifled by societal norms. She is not “girly” enough for the girls or ‘boyish’ enough for the boys. Refusing her mother`s and shchoolteacher`s pressures to fit the mold, she chooses an unconventional path in which she finds and embraces herself.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 0
97-115 MAESTRO
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Nemanja Mladenovic
Director: Nemanja Mladenovic
Producer: Dusan Djokovic
Animator: Aleksa Mirosavljevic
DOP: Boris Nestorovic
Sound: Filip Colic
Editor: Nikola Tosic
Design: Nadja Antic, Mia Medenica
Synopsis:
Film about loneliness of an aged forgotten pianist.
Akademija Umetnosti Serbia 0
97-115 RECOVER CONNECTION
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Johan Kudu
Director: Tõnis Pill
Producer: Mona Mi Mikkin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Peter Kollanyi
Sound: Aleksandra Koel
Editor: Emeri Abel
Design: Kaia Tungal
Synopsis:
A young policeman Siim goes undercover to capture the regions biggest drug-trade boss. During the operation, Siim finds himself facing a familiar face of a man he hasn’t seen for over twenty years, giving the undercover operation a much more complex result.
Baltic Film, Media, Art and Communication School of Tallinn University (BFM) Estonia 0
97-115 ROBBED SOUL
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: August Adrian Braatz
Director: August Adrian Braatz
Producer: UL AGRFT
Animator: n/a
DOP: Klemen Kraševec
Sound: Peter Žerovnik
Editor: Špela Bajc
Design: Peter Perunović
Synopsis:
Max is a lonely robber which meets a victim of his doing, Mich, from whom he stole a bike.
University of Ljubljana / Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) Slovenia 0
97-115 SHADOW
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Krystel Abou Karam
Director: Krystel Abou Karam
Producer: Gaston Abou Karam
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pauline Maroun
Sound: Johnny Farah
Editor: Krystel Abou Karam
Design: Omar Sfeir
Synopsis:
Rita lives silently in the shadows of the three men in her life: her husband and her two sons. A simple image will change her routine.
Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts / School of Cinema / University of Balamand (ALBA) Lebanon 0
97-115 THE LAST DROPLET OF SUNSHINE
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Tran Thanh Tuyen
Director: Tran Thanh Tuyen
Producer: Nguyen Thanh
Animator: n/a
DOP: Duy Hop
Sound: Luong Huy, Linh HK
Editor: Quang Dan
Design: Hoang Dung, Tran Kien
Synopsis:
"The last droplet of sunshine" tells about a mother and her son. She lives alone in countryside while her son is working in the city. One day, she comes to visit him. Arriving in the city, she cannot contact him and gets accident. She has no choice but comes back to her hometown on her own.
Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema Vietnam 0
97-115 WALLA
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Auspicious Maluleke
Director: Kgopolelo Blok
Producer: Neo Lebelo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tshepo Movundlela
Sound: Rose Seknati
Editor: Tshepo Movundlela
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A young woman`s past comes back to haunt her.
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 0
97-115 WHITE DRESS
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Ngimi Mpossoua Manuela
Director: Ngimi Mpossoua Manuela
Producer: IFCPA/ CRTV
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ekoto Yves, Mvogo Valère
Sound: Foematio Boris, Ela Mvele Iris
Editor: Djoa Boyan Valérie, Tibe Ansène Gatien
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
After returning from her court marriage, a bride discovers that her wedding gown has disappeared. She accuses the owner of the inn where she spent the night. A fight breaks out to the point they all find themselves at the police station and revelations on the real thief are made.
Institute for the Preservation of National Audio Visual Heritage (IFCA/CRTV) Cameroon 0
97-115 WHY
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Hon Priscilla Degun
Director: Juliet Okosun
Producer: Bakson Nanle Joshua
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nicholas Aboki
Sound: Wilfred Mahuel James
Editor: Bakson Nanle Joshua
Design: Dorkat James, dr. Comfort Ukwela
Synopsis:
This production is a pantomime that dramatizes societal ills prevailing in our days such as cultism, kidnapping, insurgents, robbery, etc and is seen from the point of view of an aged man who laments for the return of the 'good old days'.
NTA Television College (NTA) Nigeria 0


Documentary

Place Title School Country Points
1 THE ORIGIN OF TROUBLE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Tessa Pope
Producer: Emeline Bakker, Julia Notenboom
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gijs Wilbers
Sound: Laszlo Brinkhoff
Editor: Fatih Tura
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
What causes a father to be absent and what are the consequences of his absence? Director Tessa Pope confronts her past and deals with the complex relationship with her father. Archive material and interviews with the whole family bring all the pieces of the puzzle together. A story about love, hope, betrayal and losses.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 56
2 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Maya Sarfaty
Director: Maya Sarfaty
Producer: Nir Sa'ar
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ziv Berkovich
Sound: n/a
Editor: Maya Klar
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A tragic love story between Helena a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz and the SS officer Franz Wunsch. The forbidden relationship resolved in Franz saving Helena's sister out from the gas chambers, back into the living, but the sister's two children are left there to die.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 43
3-4 AURELIA AND PEDRO
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Omar Robles, José Permar
Director: Omar Robles, José Permar
Producer: Gabriela Ruvalcaba Renteria
Animator: n/a
DOP: José Permar
Sound: Omar Robles, José Permar
Editor: Omar Robles
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Fog rolls roll across the green highlands of Mexico. Young Pedro lives here with his mother Aurelia, isolated from the rest of the world. A documentary portrait of the symbiotic relationship between a small Indigenous family and their remote homeland.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 23
3-4 TARFALA
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Johannes Östergård
Director: Johannes Östergård
Producer: Underlandet Films
Animator: n/a
DOP: Johannes Östergård
Sound: Emil Soininen
Editor: Kenneth Klaile
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Far north of the Arctic Circle, right next to Sweden's highest mountain, one old man has chosen to spend his life as a caretaker of a lonely hiking hut. Retreating to the cold arctic winter storms from obligations and everyday routines, he's set on finding peace of mind with the life he has lived. What does a journey to find happiness look like, when life is not shared with friends and loved ones?
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 23
5 ANGELIKA
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Leopold Legrand
Producer: INSAS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jean-François Pauly
Sound: Lancelot Herve
Editor: Agathe Zimmer
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Angelika has probably seen too much for a seven-year-old. However, she never complains and carries on with determination. Between the home where she now lives and the dog shelter where she visits her dog, she keep walking, head high with a heavy heart.
INSAS Belgium 22
6-7 BACKSTAGE
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Dominik Truhlář, Martin Mach
Director: Martin Mach
Producer: Ondřej Solčány, Kateřina Buzková (TBU in Zlín)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dominik Truhlář
Sound: Jan Pololáník
Editor: Ondřej Repatý
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A short documentary film about a cremator Ivos Placek and his everydayness between life and death.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 19
6-7 THE LAKE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Daria Blohina
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daria Blohina
Sound: Anatolii Gudkovskii
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In this film I showed the life of Filippov family, who live at the Russian north, far away from the civilization. I wanted to show how work, nature and creation save human soul from death, give him forces to live.
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 19
8-9 LUPULO`S HOUSE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Paula Hopf
Director: Paula Hopf
Producer: Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bruno Santamaria
Sound: Arturo Salazar
Editor: Sandra Reynoso
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An emotional journey that takes us into one father - daughter relationship, through their struggles and difficulties, ending in the house by the sea where they were happy together.
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. (CCC) Mexico 16
8-9 THE FIFTH SEASON
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Shadi Habib Allah
Director: Shadi Habib Allah
Producer: Shadi Habib Allah
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tal Becher, Dana Decktor, Rizeq Nakhash
Editor: Miky Wajnerman, Shadi Habib Allah
Synopsis:
Ziad Khadash, a graduate of the refugee camp Jalazone, is a Palestinian writer who teaches creative writing at an elementary school in Ramallah. He teaches his pupils about freedom, to rebel against their education system and to defy the rules of the school. More than anything- he wants to bring them to this sea, the big sea.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 16
10-11 A RAY OF LIGHT
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Lihi Sabag, Arik Kaufman
Director: Lihi Sabag
Producer: Lihi Sabag
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lihi Sabag
Sound: Idan Rawet
Editor: Arik Kaufman
Design: Ronen Nagel
Synopsis:
Michal has been a single parent to her baby daughter, Keren Or, since she was seventeen. Against the depressing background of the housing projects of Afula and Jerusalem, and caught in the day-to-day battle to survive, Michal shows extraordinary resilience in her aspiration to be a caring and responsible mother.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 15
10-11 TAKE DRILLS SINCE CHILDHOOD
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: He Xueying
Director: He Xueying
Producer: He Xueying
Animator: n/a
DOP: Song Xinyue
Sound: He Xueying
Editor: He Xueying, Liu Jia, Song Xinyue
Design: He Xueying
Synopsis:
This is a true story about three little girls who devoted to gymnastic in Bengbu, China‘s Anhui province. It completely shows their puzzles during growing up and life choices—whether to continue their professional training path.
Communication University of China (CUC) China 15
12-15 DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann
Director: Dennis Stauffer, Norbert Kottmann
Producer: Filippo Bonacci
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dennis Stauffer
Sound: Dennis Stauffer
Editor: Norbert Kottmann
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A group of seniors is trying to adapt to the speed of the computerization in order to find their place in the digital age.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 14
12-15 LITTLE BUCHAREST
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Sam Geyskens
Director: Sam Geyskens
Producer: RITCS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kris Van Den Bulck
Sound: Sam Geyskens
Editor: Laurens Foley
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Every day, numerous Eastern European truck drivers fill the highways of Western Europe. By working abroad for months on end, they hope to provide a better future for their families back home. 'Little Bucharest' is one of the many rest stops where these drivers gather to spend their time off at weekends in an attempt to make their homesickness more bearable.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 14
12-15 MARKKU AND ME
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Lauri Danska
Producer: Lauri Danska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lauri Danska
Sound: Eleanor Nicholls
Editor: Sian Clarke
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Markku has schizophrenia and has lived in various mental care facilities over the last ten years. He feels abandoned by his older brother Lauri, who he partly blames for his illness. Lauri returns to Finland in the hope of gaining a better understanding of his brother's condition and to try and rebuild their relationship.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 14
12-15 OPEN EYES
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Olivia Chamby-Rus
Director: Olivia Chamby-Rus
Producer: Caroline Eybye
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jasper J. Spanning
Sound: Hans Christian Arnt Torp
Editor: Sofie Marie Kristensen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
It begins in the dark, and ends in the dark, but in between there is a voice. The voice reads to us: The moment I opened my eyes and realized I had forgotten all about who I was. The film shows everyday life of schoolchildren at the School for Blinds. They study like other children in the reality which is acceptable for them as they are happily satisfied with what they have, special skills and perceptions through which they feel tastes of life differently than “normal” people.
National Film School of Denmark (DDF) Denmark 14
16-17 STORY OF FATAT
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Ibrahim Harb
Director: Ibrahim Harb
Producer: Ibrahim Harb, IESAV
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jeremy Boudjok
Sound: Shadi Abi Shakra
Editor: Joe Hajj
Design: Salah Reslan
Synopsis:
After loosing a lot in her life, Um Imad decides to go through a new journey with her 6 years old son despite the risk of losing all what is left.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 13
16-17 TWO WHITE ROSES
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Emily Preston
Director: Emily Preston
Producer: Caitlin Russell
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nick Tiringer
Sound: Amanda Ann-Min Wong
Editor: Marek Tupy
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A documentary examining the resilience of the Bartel family as they recount living in the German Democratic Republic under Stasi surveillance.
School of Image Arts / Ryerson University Canada 13
18-19 CREATING A MONSTER
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Gena Lida Riess
Director: Gena Lida Riess
Producer: CJ Welsh
Animator: n/a
DOP: Elle Marsh
Sound: n/a
Editor: Gena Lida Riess
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
'Creating a Monster' is an exploration on how reality television is constructed and consumed and the psychological impact it has on its contestants.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 11
18-19 WOLFE
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Claire Randall
Producer: Claire Randall, Shannen Tunnicliffe
Animator: Lachlan James Morton
DOP: Lachlan James Morton
Sound: Damon Sheridan, Michael Laverty
Editor: Claire Randall, Liam Keogh
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When he was a child, Nick was never told that he wasn`t supposed to actually hear his imaginary friend. Nick retrospectively confesses his life story, the role the friends played in his mental health and where he went after he hit rock bottom.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 11
20-22 BODYCAM
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Stéphane Myczkowski, Derek Rawson, Martin Lecointe
Director: Stéphane Myczkowski
Producer: Stéphane Myczkowski
Animator: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Gégoire Chauvot, Lucas Domejean
Editor: Stéphane Myczkowski
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Since the early 2010s, many American cities have started to equip their police officers with body cameras, small recording devices worn on the officer's chest. Officers wearing a camera have the duty to turn them on at the beginning of each of their intervention.
La Fémis France 9
20-22 THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Hanna Fischer, Sofiia Melnyk, Nina Prange
Producer: Juliane Walther
Animator: Sofiia Melnyk, Nina Prange, Alice Reily de Souza, Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez, Juliane Walther, Hanna Fischer
DOP: Benjamin Manderbach
Sound: Claudio Demel
Editor: Frank Carsten Walter
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
“The World We Live In” is a partly animated feature portraying Eastern European migrant workers that are subject to labor exploitation, unemployment, and homelessness.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW) Germany 9
20-22 [:
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Lena Kušnieriková
Director: Lena Kušnieriková
Producer: Academy of Performing Arts - Film and Television Faculty in Bratislava
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sára, Emma, Lena Kušnieriková
Sound: Michal Kevin Paluga
Editor: Marína Horváthová
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Film about seventeen year’s old sisters - twins. Sara and Emma are searching for the meaning of life and are facing new life situations for the first time. For adult it may seems banal, but for girls Is each experience essential.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 9
23-24 ONE LAGOON: WAVES OF CHANGE
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Vanina Harel
Director: Vanina Harel
Producer: Vanina Harel, Zara Currimjee
Animator: n/a
DOP: Azim Moollan
Sound: Eric Tritoj, Vit Polak
Editor: Jon Rabaud
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The film follows Georgie, a professional fisherman, his family and others as they relate the deterioration of the lagoons showing us the current state of the reefs and solutions found on neighboring Rodrigues hoping to inspire others to take simple actions at the individual level to make a difference.
American University United States 8
23-24 THE SWAN
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Daniel Chavez Ontiveros
Producer: Daniel Chavez Ontiveros
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniel Chavez Ontiveros
Sound: Dan Olmsted
Editor: Daniel Chavez Ontiveros
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Sthefany Galante is a Mexican trans woman who migrated to the United States after experiencing gender discrimination in her hometown Mixquiahuala, Hidalgo. After being away from home for six years, Sthefany decides to prepare for an imminent trip to Mexico and confront her family about her gender.
Stanford University United States 8
25-27 A LIFE TOGETHER
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Simon Direen
Producer: Melinda Brown, Simon Direen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthew Cribb, Adam Jolev
Sound: Nick Batterham
Editor: Simon Direen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
'A Life Together' is a short documentary about the enduring love Davo and Daughter have for each other.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 7
25-27 I`M FREE
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal
Producer: Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal
Animator: n/a
DOP: Christian Karlsen
Sound: Mats Støten
Editor: Edvard Karijord, Bendik Mondal
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
On the 8th of October 2013, Geir Karijord goes missing in Romsdal Valley, Norway. «I’m Free» tells the story of the day he disappeared and the life that led him there. It is an intimate documentary about loss, hope and living with unanswered questions.
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Westerdals Oslo ACT) Norway 7
25-27 THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Juanita Onzaga
Director: Juanita Onzaga
Producer: RANA Films, LUCA School of Arts & El Cajon, Kraey
Animator: n/a
DOP: Juanita Onzaga
Sound: Jeremy Bocquet
Editor: Mira Matthew
Design: Juanita Onzaga
Synopsis:
Colombia is a land of ghosts and Pablo decided to search for one of them; the spirit of his father, in his quest, he leaves Bogota and goes deep into the jungle. Here, he will find some answers and attract unexpected company.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 7
28-31 BATS
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Mariano Acosta, Felipe Ramirez Vilches, Joaquin Mallea Gil
Director: Felipe Ramirez Vilches
Producer: Francisco Corteggiano, Valeria Pampin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paulina Gramon Vidal
Sound: Joaquin Mallea Gil
Editor: Mariano Acosta
Design: Brenda Baumkoler, Paulina Gramon Vidal
Synopsis:
Murciélagos (Bats) tells the story behind the National Squad of Blind Football in Argentina. These football players are known for standing against their difficulties and scoring in life with courage and bravery.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 6
28-31 BY LANE SAGA
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Ranjit Nair
Director: Ranjit Nair
Producer: Mr. Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII, Pune
Animator: n/a
DOP: Shaz Mohamm
Sound: Moinak Bose
Editor: Kunal Walve
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
By Lane Saga is an attempt to observe the working class community negotiating with their common identity in the departures of their prescribed social design leading to dream like portraits of their vulnerabilities and repressed fantasies operating from the dark alleys and by lanes of the mainstream society.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 6
28-31 HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Désirée Marianini Torta
Director: Désirée Marianini Torta
Producer: Heidi Gronauer, Lorenzo Paccagnella
Animator: n/a
DOP: Laura Cesarini
Sound: n/a
Editor: Michal Shanny
Design: Emanuele Vernillo
Synopsis:
Outside, the Chinese dream is becoming a reality. Inside, pieces of life in a semi-abandoned building, the fragmentation of an ideal and of a relationship.
ZeLIG - School for Documentary, Television and New Media Italy 6
28-31 I AM THE WOLF
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Tanner Sawatzky, Alexandre Gougeon
Director: Alexandre Gougeon
Producer: Patrick Holmes, Nicole Siddles
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dan Pearce
Sound: Jay Wang
Editor: Kayla Salt, Eilish McBrearty
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
I Am The Wolf is a character-driven short documentary about 20 year old amateur boxer Arthur Biyarslanov. The film follows the strength and determination of Arthur's journey to once again represent Canada (2015 Pan Am Gold Medalist) and qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. His violent past, his focused present and hopeful future shape Arthur's one dream: to become the champion he was born to be.
Sheridan College Canada 6
32-41 BRYAN ILIE
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Sebastian Condurache
Director: Sebastian Condurache
Producer: UNATC “I.L.Caragiale”
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paul Tatcu
Sound: Loredana Perianu
Editor: Loredana Perianu
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An Irishman from Galbinasi is returning home.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 5
32-41 EXTRAS. CLOSE-UP.
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Alexander Zubovlenko
Director: Alexander Zubovlenko
Producer: VGIK Film Studio
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maria Golub
Sound: Aleksey Bobreshov
Editor: Alexander Zubovlenko
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A story about ambitions people dreaming to become stars, be recognized on the street, be interviewed, and have their faces on the covers of tabloids. In everyday life, they are working on the usual boring work, but in their spare time they follow their dreams and go to work extras.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 5
32-41 LIFE UNDER THE VOLCANO
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Director: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Producer: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Sound: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Editor: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Design: Vigdís Eva Steinþórsdóttir
Synopsis:
Katla volcano lies beneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The residents close to her wait for her to wake up after nearly a century´s hibernation.
Icelandic Film School (IFS) Iceland 5
32-41 LOVE
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Dušan Zorić
Director: Dušan Zorić
Producer: FDA- Višnja Nikitin, StudAVP Čarna Vučinić
Animator: n/a
DOP: Milan Petković
Sound: Milan Antić
Editor: Olga Košarić
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Teenage porn actor searching for success, acceptance and love.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 5
32-41 ONIÜGNIP
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Director: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Producer: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy, UIA
Animator: Andrés & Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
DOP: Luis Fernando Loya
Sound: Darío Celestinos
Editor: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Design: Rafael Díaz Ceballos Boy
Synopsis:
Mariana, a young bourgeois shares her experience after establishing a relationship with a southern migrant, Oniügnip, giving us a social, cultural, and political context of the harshness that these migrants endure.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 5
32-41 SEARCHING FOR WIVES
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Zuki Juno Tobgye
Producer: Vigneswari Nagaraj
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jason Lau
Sound: n/a
Editor: Peter Lim
Design: Edwin Choy
Synopsis:
Through the use of a single photograph, Partha, a foreign worker from South India embarks on a mission to find a wife before his 32nd birthday. With the help from a photo studio and his parents, Searching for Wives documents the proceedings of an arranged marriage that many men and women are accustomed to like Partha, and finds the romance that lies within.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 5
32-41 TABLE DANCE MEMORIES
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Silvana Lázaro
Director: Silvana Lázaro
Producer: Diana Mata, Chantal Rodríguez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Santiago Bonilla, Silvana Lázaro
Sound: Isabel Barajas
Editor: Silvana Lázaro, Isabel Barajas
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Through the testimonies of three ex table dance dancers, a discourse about role genders and society is generated.
National School of Film Arts / National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENAC/UNAM) Mexico 5
32-41 TASTE OF THE NIGHT
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Cao Trung Thao
Director: Cao Trung Thao
Producer: ATELIERS VARAN / FRANCE AND VARAN VIETNAM
Animator: n/a
DOP: Cao Trung Thao
Sound: the other students
Editor: Aurélie Ricard
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The long-standing 24-hour café uses an unfamiliar sock method to steep and filter coffee along an alleyway. Not just a family-run business that has gone through generations, this is place where old time memories come together and where everyone can put a pause amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Like Saigon, it embraces everybody.
Ateliers Varan France 5
32-41 THE ARCTIC CIRCUS
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Connor Johnstone
Producer: Connor Johnstone, Jack Welsman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daria Savic
Sound: Aaron Carter
Editor: Connor Johnstone
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Exploring the controversial tourism industry of Churchill, Manitoba. Billed as the “polar bear capital of the world”, Churchill has become a veritable media frenzy caught between the economy and environmentalism. The film follows various figures within the community as they navigate the politics and dangers of the yearly bear migration.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 5
32-41 TURN OVER THE STONES
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Nir Dvortchin
Director: Nir Dvortchin
Producer: Hila Amir
Animator: n/a
DOP: Anatoliy Radchenko
Sound: Tzvi Forer
Editor: Niv Samban
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Long after he was locked in jail, isolated from society, Sami won his freedom, but he still had a hard time forgiving himself. Sami lives his life in a small container in the middle of the desert, while the big house he build for his wife Kohava, stands empty.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 5
42-48 24 PRASKA STREET
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Patrycja Polkowska
Director: Patrycja Polkowska
Producer: Marcin Malatynski
Animator: n/a
DOP: Milosz Kasiura
Sound: Ewa Bogusz
Editor: Alan Zejer
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Lucyna and Krzysztof run a scrap yard on Praska Street. Everyday they come across different people, who for various reasons found themselves on the margin of society. When they lean in to the small checkout window, where Lucyna sits, they find something more than payment for the scrap they brought.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 4
42-48 A GIRL LIKE YOU
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Eliel Kilkki
Director: Eliel Kilkki
Producer: Julia Elomäki
Animator: n/a
DOP: Joel Grandell
Sound: Jani Nikander
Editor: Anna Nuuros
Design: Anna Haajasalmi
Synopsis:
Sampo used to work as a chatmoderator, but it wasn’t an ordinary chat.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 4
42-48 ADRIAN
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Yenni Lee
Director: Yenni Lee
Producer: Yenni Lee
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yenni Lee
Sound: Yenni Lee
Editor: Yenni Lee
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The one second that is You.
Valand Academy Sweden 4
42-48 BENEATH THE BUD
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Mainak Guha
Producer: Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India
Animator: n/a
DOP: Karan Daz Paul
Sound: Arkadeep Karmakar
Editor: Eshan Sil
Design: Abhay Praveen Gupta
Synopsis:
Dooars & Darjeeling in India are one of the largest tea producing zones in the world, yet the living condition of the workers is a matter of great concern. This film explores the indefinite struggle of the tea workers in securing their rights & livelihood, dwelling in complete uncertainty. The women & men ‘beneath the bud’.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 4
42-48 PATRIOTIC LESSON
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Filip Jacobson
Director: Filip Jacobson
Producer: Filip Jacobson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Filip Jacobson, Lukasz Ostalki
Sound: n/a
Editor: Tomasz Polsakiewicz
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Patriotic Lesson tells the story of a Polish primary school singing contest, in which children perform patriotic songs, full of heroism, bravery, blood, sweat and tears. Through a clear presentation of the performers and the audience, and the tension that builds up between parents and teachers and finally during the jury's deliberations, it opens up questions around the meaning of patriotism and its institutional reaffirmation to the next generation.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 4
42-48 RAP GAME
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Bernardo Izecksohn
Director: Bernardo Izecksohn
Producer: Juliana Rosa
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maria Chafir
Sound: Bernardo Izecksohn
Editor: Carolina Castro, Thiago Rebello, Bernardo Izecksohn
Design: Bernardo Izecksohn
Synopsis:
Independent MCs from the Rio de Janeiro underground rap scene trying to live their dream of achieving success with the self composed lyrics and beats they create in a homestudio they built themselves.
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) Brazil 4
42-48 THE SOUND OF WINTER
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Tizian Büchi
Producer: MEDIADIFFUSION
Animator: n/a
DOP: Camille Sultan
Sound: Antoine Moons
Editor: Baptiste Guiard
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Max is a farmer from the Jura Mountains. He lives in an isolated farm in a village called La Cote-aux-Fees, literally "The Hill of Fairies". It's winter, time stretches out and opens a window on imagination.
Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) Belgium 4
49-57 A SHOT IN THE DARK
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Winne Lee Jia Ying
Director: Winne Lee Jia Ying
Producer: Rachel Ong Wen Huei
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tan Shi Wei Jocelyn
Sound: Ng Yu Wen
Editor: Ng Yu Wen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The stereotype that the blind are unable to do anything by themselves is prevalent in society. Soundball Singapore is here to change that, featuring visually impaired athletes playing blind tennis with a fervor and passion that oppose their disabilities. “A Shot in the Dark” explores the world of Soundball from their points of view.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 3
49-57 CRICKLAND
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Rebecca Richards
Producer: Hannah Boyd
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rebecca Richards
Sound: n/a
Editor: Lydia Brown
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Crickland is an observational documentary about the community values and dying traditions of the oldest pub in Bournemouth. Through the weird and wonderful characters we explore the topics of friendship, life &death and the importance of support and human connection throughout.
Bournemouth Film School (AUB) United Kingdom 3
49-57 GARDENERS OF THE FOREST
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber
Director: Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber
Producer: Ceylan Carhoglu, Nicole Jordan-Webber
Animator: Hansjeet Duggal, Sami Armiger
DOP: Alberto De Coste Calla, Aaron Seller
Sound: Michael Cullen
Editor: Ceylan Carhoglu
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
For generations, Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but, as of 2016, there are fewer than 600 elephants left in the wild.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 3
49-57 JUICED
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Adam Marseille
Director: Adam Marseille
Producer: Adam Marseille
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fraser Heanue
Sound: David Foster
Editor: Adam Marseille, Fraser Heanue
Design: Edvin Puzinkevich
Synopsis:
A human story about steroid use and the psychological scares inflicted upon their abusers.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 3
49-57 JUNCTION
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs
Director: Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs
Producer: Koen Bleuzé
Animator: n/a
DOP: Anne Reijniers
Sound: Aïda Merghoub
Editor: Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In the streets of the metropolis of Kinshasa, young Congolese imagine their version of the colonial past. Around an empty pedestal that once carried a Belgian monument emerges an imaginary city where archival footage, artistic performances and present-day Kinshasa interact.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 3
49-57 OWN
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Philippa Fort
Director: Philippa Fort
Producer: Philippa Fort
Animator: n/a
DOP: Larry Tyler
Sound: Charlotte Comte
Editor: Miwa Jakulrat
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Through archival and present footage, filmmaker Philippa Fort journey back to her childhood home in Scotland to confront her past. Using documentary format and stop-motion, she explores the nature of her memories.
School of Visual Arts United States 3
49-57 SHELTER
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Matthew Hardin
Producer: Matthew Hardin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthew Hardin
Sound: Nicolas Jaar
Editor: Myra Rivera
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Shelter is a short documentary which explores the homes of the homeless in Chicago. Intimate moments in these shelters is accompanied by a moving interview with Lorraine, a homeless man living in downtown Chicago. Original music composed by Nicolas Jaar complements the penetrating images of cherished personal artifacts in an eerie manner.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 3
49-57 STORY OF THE HUA DANG FAMILY
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Dang Linh
Director: Dang Linh
Producer: Nguyen Kiem
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nguyen Thanh Binh
Sound: Nguyen Trung Hieu, Le Phu Hau
Editor: Duyen Vu
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
”Story of the Hua Dang Family" is a documentary recounting the life of Hua Dang's family, a family of Cham ethnicity working as shepherds in the desert of Ninh Thuan, Vietnam. As they don`t have a house, the family live by the sheep stable.
Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema Vietnam 3
49-57 WASTELAND. THE SPIRIT OF A PLACE
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Clotilde Coeurdeuil, Alexandra Eon, Benjamin Philippot
Director: Clotilde Coeurdeuil, Alexandra Eon, Benjamin Philippot
Producer: Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière, France
Animator: n/a
DOP: Clotilde Coeurdeuil, Alexandra Eon, Benjamin Philippot
Sound: Thomas Brzustowski
Editor: Clotilde Coeurdeuil, Alexandra Eon, Benjamin Philippot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
What is a wasteland? An abandoned place, in a transitory state, as if suspended between two different worlds. The film is about this timeless wait between past and future, and the momentum of life that sometimes springs on the singular field that the wasteland is.
ENS Louis-Lumière France 3
58-66 ANTONIO AND CATARINA
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Christina Hanes
Director: Christina Hanes
Producer: DocNomads EMMC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Christina Hanes
Sound: Tiago Matos
Editor: Christina Hanes, Susana Barriga
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A 70-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman share a candid and twisted relationship with a deadline. Trapped in one room at night, Antonio and Catarina are negotiating the terms of their relationship.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 2
58-66 BIRTHPLACE
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Tressa Hoppe
Producer: Tressa Hoppe
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tressa Hoppe
Sound: n/a
Editor: Tressa Hoppe
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mākaha is a small town on Oahu. A small, tight-knit community, full of character, charm, and Love. 'Āina Hānau explores the complexity and beauty of this community through the lens of a Hawaiian poetical saying. With an experimental style, and deeply personal touch, it's a love letter to home.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 2
58-66 BLESSINGS
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Lisa Myllymäki
Director: Lisa Myllymäki
Producer: Eveliina Solja
Animator: Santtu Koivisto
DOP: Lisa Myllymäki
Sound: Sandra Tervonen
Editor: Santtu Koivisto
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A peek into life of a sixteen-year-old girl to whom friends are important and social media is part of the everyday life.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 2
58-66 CATTLE MARKET
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Sean Parnell
Producer: Sean Parnell
Animator: n/a
DOP: Greg Probert, Connor Adam
Sound: Hana Ishikawa
Editor: Dira Mutiara
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An observational and sensory documentary experience that explores the market floor operations at the Ashford Livestock market.
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 2
58-66 GENESIS
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Lucien Monot
Director: Lucien Monot
Producer: Jean Perret
Animator: n/a
DOP: Davide Prudente
Sound: Lucien Monot
Editor: Lucien Monot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
To escape his rather monotonous daily routine, Daniel, 63 years old, has found an activity that gives him a sense of existence: working as an extra.
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 2
58-66 IDENTITY
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Carine Elvire Mbaluve
Director: Carine Elvire Mbaluve
Producer: IFCPA/ CRTV
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ngouegue Passo Berossa, Moussa Sodo, Djaoussou
Sound: Foematio Boris, Ela Mvele Iris
Editor: Issoukou Eitel, Foe Isidore Roger
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
ONANA is the unfortunate victim of cultural alienation. When he spends holidays in his village, he falls victim of a bad joke that made him to receive a memorable slap. This movie is the review of the need of introducing dialects in the Cameroonian Education system.
Institute for the Preservation of National Audio Visual Heritage (IFCA/CRTV) Cameroon 2
58-66 PRIMADONNA
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Daniele Gangemi, Clelia Scimone, Ludovico Serra, Veronica Vescio
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniele Gangemi, Clelia Scimone, Ludovico Serra, Veronica Vescio
Sound: Daniele Gangemi, Clelia Scimone, Ludovico Serra, Veronica Vescio
Editor: Daniele Gangemi, Clelia Scimone, Ludovico Serra, Veronica Vescio
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Marco, performer from Savona, takes us by the hand and leads us , like a modern Virgilio, through the Drag Queen world with his clear and sincere gaze into three different stories with a common thread: disguise.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 2
58-66 WALLS
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Fatmir Dolci
Director: Maik Schuster, Max Paschke, Fatmir Dolci
Producer: I AM HERE & Naemi Mühl
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maik Schuster
Sound: Phillip Hallay
Editor: Max Paschke
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The film deals with the existence of walls in today’s world. People create inside and outside spaces through building walls. The urge for freedom and fulfillment is just as human as the urge to build walls for protection.
Fachhochschule Dortmund (FHD) Germany 2
58-66 WOMEN WOMEN WOMEN
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Nikica Zdunić
Director: Nikica Zdunić
Producer: Tajana Bakota
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nikica Zdunić
Sound: Ivan Zeiić
Editor: Denis Golenja
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Three generations of women in separate hair salons have conversations with their hairdressers completely relaxed as if they are not aware of the lens that is observing their every word, gesture and movement. Throughout their conversations we get a glimpse into the world of pampering, topics women talk about during their „beauty sessions" and the somewhat curious question „ how intimate can dialogues be between the hairdressers and their clients.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 2
67-78 #SCHOOLTRIP
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: WoIf Maximilian Liebich
Director: WoIf Maximilian Liebich
Producer: Florian Bruening, Thomas Herberth
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel
Sound: n/a
Editor: Sebastian Schreiner
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A graduating class takes a school excursion to the Auschwitz and Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps: Hollywood cinema teaching history in the bus, a walk through the musealized traces of crime, debriefing in the youth hostel. For all of the concept's simplicity, the ambivalent moments that accompany the process of coming to terms with the past become glaringly apparent.
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK) Austria 1
67-78 EKO
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben
Director: Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Abruzzo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben
Sound: Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben
Editor: Eleonora Gasparotto Nascimben
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Nigeria, summer 2016. A daughter searches her father in Lagos, because the man left his business affair in Italy to broaden his horizon in Africa, a modern land where the people come and go. "Eko" is a personal fragment of life, a rush of emotions, thoughts and absences that induce the girl to re-establish a communication with her father.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 1
67-78 HIDDEN
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Josephine Aikins
Director: Josephine Aikins
Producer: NAFTI
Animator: n/a
DOP: Emmanuel Senayah
Sound: Emmanuel Arkaife
Editor: Samuel Adu
Design: Eric Nyarko
Synopsis:
Hidden beneath a Shroud of Fear explores the psychological form of abuse on women. It is about a community of battered women whose dreams and aspirations have been shattered in their relationships. The highest form of achievement for these women is giving birth.
NAFTI Ghana 1
67-78 IMMERSION
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Lukino Ramelli
Director: Lukino Ramelli
Producer: CISA
Animator: n/a
DOP: Andrea Mezzalira, Mattia Beraldi
Sound: Alessandro Formato
Editor: Lukino Ramelli, Andrea Mezzalira, Mattia Beraldi, Alessandro Formato
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Thomas, Cynthia and Manuele, tell their filmic experience. Accompanied by the flow of the water you are immersed in their mind to understand feelings and points of view. A reflection on the impression that cinema has on the human mind and how this stimulate the senses and lead us beyond the visual images.
Conservatorio Internazionale di Scienze Audiovisive (CISA) Switzerland 1
67-78 ROCKY AND FOODY
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Abigail Nash
Director: Nickolas Tobias Aboki, Tsafa Daniel
Producer: Nickolas Tobias Aboki
Animator: n/a
DOP: Obika Chika Donald, Adewusi Billy
Sound: Nanwal Samuel, Winner Joseph
Editor: Adie Betiang Jude, Obika Chika Donald
Design: Dr. Comfort Ukwela
Synopsis:
The production exposes the rich natural resources in Plateau State, Nigeria especially the unique food crops that exist there as well as their inherent health benefits. For example, the documentary is an exposition of one such food known as hungry rice but locally called 'Acha' which possesses anti-aging properties, remedy for diabetics, weight control, etc.
NTA Television College (NTA) Nigeria 1
67-78 THE FIVE BREAKFASTS OF MR. PODGORETSKY
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Carl Rowlinson
Producer: Ahmed Al-Omari
Animator: n/a
DOP: Felicity Flashman
Sound: Claire Stevens
Editor: Hannah Hawke
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mr. Podgoretsky is in his seventies, an American by birth, he has lived in the UK since the 1970’s. UK immigration however view him as an illegal immigrant and their letter instructing him to leave arrives the day Britain votes on its place in Europe and sovereignty of its borders.
Falmouth University United Kingdom 1
67-78 THE MAN FROM SAMARIA
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Maria Aua
Director: Maria Aua
Producer: Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maria Aua
Sound: Ekke Västrik
Editor: Maria Aua
Design: Maria Aua
Synopsis:
A documentary about former prisoners, as well as men crushed by life in other ways, all finding shelter in a Christian center called Samaria. In past, the parson offering his fatherly care to the men, has been to prison, too, but then he found his way out of deep inner crisis through faith. Now his wish is that the men he's working with everyday could also find their inner freedom.
Baltic Film, Media, Art and Communication School of Tallinn University (BFM) Estonia 1
67-78 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Valeria Fernández
Director: Valeria Fernández
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animator: n/a
DOP: Valeria Fernández
Sound: Mercedes Gaviria
Editor: Valeria Fernández
Design: Valeria Fernández
Synopsis:
A tale of a specific instant, a letter addressed to whomever wants to read it "A quien corresponda" ("To whom it may concern") narrates the moment the director's mother died.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 1
67-78 TRACES, FRAGMENTS, ROOTS
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Květa Přibylová
Director: Květa Přibylová
Producer: Ondřej Šejnoha, FAMU Studio
Animator: n/a
DOP: Květa Přibylová
Sound: Jan Richtr
Editor: Květa Přibylová
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Set in present day Manchester, this neo-noir crime thriller follows Tyler Bradley, a young police trainee recovering from a major car accident. After being diagnosed with amnesia, Tyler is forced to abandon his treatment to go on the run from an unrelenting local gangster, hungry for revenge for something Tyler has no knowledge of doing. Roaming the streets of urban Manchester, Tyler seeks help from chief of police and former mentor Trevor Beckley, who provides Tyler with important information, whilst aidin
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 1
67-78 WE SING AND THAT`S IT
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Susan Kutaifan
Director: Susan Kutaifan
Producer: NATFA „Kr.Sarafov”
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yoanna Hadjiivancheva
Sound: n/a
Editor: Tsvetoslava Ivanova
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a small, quiet town, where nothing ever seems to happen, we found a place that daily celebrates life. At at 6 o’clock pm, a couple of old aged man gather to share their love about music and apparently, everything else. Тhrough their stories they show us the real meaning of being truly vital and passionate about living.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 1
67-78 WHO DID I RAISE
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Melissa Nayimuli
Director: Gift Mokoena
Producer: Maliisane Ntosane
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aphendule Pakade
Sound: Lungani Bashe
Editor: LeeRoy Moyo
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Who Did I Raise? Is documentary about domestic violence, focusing specifically on parent abuse. Ethel, a single mother of three will be sharing her story about how she is being abused physically, emotionally and financially by her twenty-year-old son. He is a drug addict and has recently been released from prison after serving time for assaulting his mother. We will be speaking to the victim of the abuse, Ethel, her daughter who is suffering from depression and her abusive son. The purpose of this documenta
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 1
67-78 WRESTLING DREAMS
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Eveliina Pasanen
Director: Eveliina Pasanen
Producer: Markus Hatakka, Pauliina Kuikka, Eveliina Pasanen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pia Vainio, Anna Pärnänen
Sound: Janne Helenius
Editor: Anna Vepsäläinen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Eveliina's father Jorma, 69 years, is participating in the Championships of Veteran Wrestling for the last time. Eveliina decides to grab the bull by the horns and get to know his father's wrestling world. Will their efforts be paid off in the final competition or will the journey cause a total rift between them two?
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Arts Academy / Degree Programme in Film and Media Finland 1
79-94 BACK TO THE MEMORIES
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Neli Maraž
Director: Neli Maraž
Producer: UL AGRFT
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rok Kajzer Nagode
Sound: Jure Strajnar
Editor: Žan Žvižej
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
At the end, we tend to return to our childhood, our roots, but the only things that will remain are stumps from once blossoming cherries, and photographs that soon won't make sense anymore. After the stroke, Štefka couldn't even remember her name. But one night, a memory from her early childhood vividly returned; when she was only three, her grandmother showed her a photograph of her children.
University of Ljubljana / Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) Slovenia 0
79-94 BEYOND THE FINISH LINE
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Lena Goh
Producer: Liu Tong
Animator: n/a
DOP: Matthew Lee
Sound: Grace Wong
Editor: Lena Goh, Liu Tong
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In Singapore, there is strong demand for high academic performance from students every step of the way, so many talented, dedicated athletes’ careers don’t last. Nevertheless, some national athletes spend their prime years struggling with their professional sports careers simultaneously alongside their studies to become the faces of the country.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 0
79-94 EMPTY CHAIRS
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Kagiso Mokgale
Producer: Leandra Gnsin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Thato Maluleke
Sound: Audenia Sentso
Editor: Thato Maluleke
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A documentary exploring the current state of African theatre in South Africa.
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 0
79-94 I LOOK FORWARD
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Carolina Beguiristain, Iliana Ipes
Producer: Carolina Beguiristain, Iliana Ipes
Animator: n/a
DOP: Carolina Beguiristain, Iliana Ipes
Sound: Nicole Pacheco
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mirtha and Ana both immigrated to the United States of America in hopes of establishing a better future for themselves and their children. Though they came from different countries and are in vastly different stages of acclimation, their stories intertwine and become a conversation.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 0
79-94 JOAN
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Živilė Mičiulytė
Director: Živilė Mičiulytė
Producer: Giedrė Žickytė, Dagnė Puodžiūnaitė
Animator: n/a
DOP: Narvydas Naujalis
Sound: Paulius Ivanauskas
Editor: Živilė Mičiulytė
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Joan is 25 years old. She finished actors' studies in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and was about to start acting in Russian Drama Theatre. But a war started in Ukraine and she decided to go there. Joan collects and transports materials for the soldiers to the battlefield in Ukraine.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 0
79-94 MANMADE WATERS
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Dustin Elm
Producer: Alexander Polunin, Erik Alskog
Animator: Alicja Jasina
DOP: Frederik Skov
Sound: Alan Niku, Eric Han
Editor: Elisa Oh, Mary Gerretsen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In response to declining fish populations, the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute pioneered an experimental aquaculture program to “restock the ocean” with California White Sea Bass. MANMADE WATERS follows the son of a fisherman as he explores the program alongside his father, a loyal supporter of Hubbs with personal ties to its management.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 0
79-94 OUT OF THE SHALLOW END
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Laurie Russman
Producer: Laurie Russman
Animator: n/a
DOP: Karina Silva
Sound: Jeremy Grody, Trevor Jolly
Editor: Laurie Russman, Nora Gruber
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A sport like water polo can be taxing even for the most experienced swimmers. Now consider how challenging it might be if you haven't yet learned to swim. OUT OF THE SHALLOW END profiles the "Lady Falcons" girls' water polo team at Santa Ana Valley High School, where students are overcoming great odds to compete in the pool.
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States 0
79-94 RED AND WHITE
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Maisa Safadi
Director: Maisa Safadi
Producer: Maisa Safadi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maisa Safadi
Sound: n/a
Editor: Maisa Safadi
Design: Maisa Safadi
Synopsis:
The place, where the time has vaporized, is silent, quiet, swarming with potential noise and gelatinous monotony that suffocates the echo. And in here, happens that a mighty hustle nestles in you every time you feed it pain and memories. A hustle that won`t live except between two hearts, full and silent at once.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 0
79-94 SCHOOL 202
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Irakli Beria
Director: Irakli Beria
Producer: Otar Litanishvili
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sandro Kutidze
Sound: Irakli Putkarasze
Editor: Irakli Beria
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The film shows everyday life of schoolchildren at the School for Blinds. They study like other children in the reality which is acceptable for them as they are happily satisfied with what they have, special skills and perceptions through which they feel tastes of life differently than “normal” people.
Theatre and Film Georgia State University (TAFU) Georgia 0
79-94 SECOND SKIN
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Orsol Qafmolla
Director: Orsol Qafmolla
Producer: Eol Çashku
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leutrim Voka
Sound: n/a
Editor: Orsol Qafmolla
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Different people unveil something from their life from the angle of tattoos, how important are tattoos for them and how the society interacts with people who have tattoos.
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 0
79-94 TA`RÎZ; THE COLORFUL KIDS OF THE GREY CITY
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Elif Karakoc
Director: Sezer Aggez
Producer: Furkan Kose
Animator: n/a
DOP: M. Sercan Karatas, Ibrahim Esmer, Sezer Aggez
Sound: Oguzhan Erdogan
Editor: Oguzhan Erdogan
Design: Halil Agirkan
Synopsis:
Historically, graffiti came out as a type of "signature"; a way of leaving a trace. Especially in recent years, with social media gaining more and more importance in our daily lives, the meaning of graffiti has grown further and further away from its origins. This documentary aims to document the lives and actions of those artists who uphold the roots of graffiti, and thus, tell the story of an art, which has different meanings for people today.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 0
79-94 THE DIFFERENT LIVES
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Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman, Marilyn Teng, Wong Guan Jie Director: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman
Director: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman
Producer: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman, Wong Guan Jie
Animator: n/a
DOP: Wong Guan Jie
Sound: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman, Marilyn Teng
Editor: Siti Nur Khalisah Binte Osman, Marilyn Teng
Design: Marilyn Teng, Wong Guan Jie
Synopsis:
We aimed to show the lifestyle of the locals at Pulau Ubin. Also, how they are so attached to their kampungs (house) that they cannot bear to leave due to the sentimental values.
Nanyang Polytechnic / School of Interactive & Digital Media Singapore 0
79-94 THE DISEASE OF SHAME
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Giovannia Atodjinou-Zinsou
Director: Giovannia Atodjinou-Zinsou
Producer: Institut Superieur des Metiers de I'Audiovisuel (ISMA) BENIN
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alain Nounagnon
Sound: Alain Nounagnon
Editor: Felix Avagbo, Olivier Kpossa
Design: Doriane Zannou
Synopsis:
This documentary film is recounted by Therese herself as close as possible to her thoughts. Her life story was destroyed by obstetric fistula, an illness due to childbirth labor that was not carefully attended to by skilled personnel. This sickness of shame is a journey into the universe ravaged by the illness of the protagonist whose remarks will be enriched by the explanations of the obstetric-gynecologist, Dieudonne Zaongo. The documentary sequences were filmed with a camera in accordance with the techni
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 0
79-94 THE EXPLOSIVE INFANCY
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Pablo Cisneros
Director: Pablo Cisneros, Etienne Courtial-Spiroux
Producer: ESEC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pablo Cisneros, Etienne Courtial-Spiroux
Sound: Cyrille Gottin
Editor: Pablo Cisneros, Etienne Courtial-Spiroux
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
This documentary deals with the experimental school of Bonneuil in France. This school offers a human and psychoanalytical approach of psychological disability with psychotic children.
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC) France 0
79-94 THE PEARL
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Jesus Alberto Guevara Sanchez
Director: Jesus Alberto Guevara Sanchez
Producer: Jonnathan Jair Restrepo Hernandez
Animator: John Agudelo Suarez
DOP: Andrés Carrillo, John Agudelo
Sound: Diego Pinzón García, Rafael Castaño Marín, José Daniel Gutiérres
Editor: Jesús Alberto Guevara Sanchez, Javier Ballesteros
Design: Jonnathan Jair Restrepo Hernandez
Synopsis:
LA PERLA is a documentary film that takes place in the town of Tumaco, in Colombia's pacific coast. It accounts the cultural and social relevance of soccer in the region, especially between 1960 and 1980, the golden era of local soccer.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 0
79-94 THROUGH
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Tracy Bedran
Director: Tracy Bedran
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tracy Bedran
Sound: n/a
Editor: Tracy Bedran
Design: Tracy Bedran
Synopsis:
An essay, a meditation about the link between the image of self and the image generated by the camera…
Lebanese Academy for Fine Arts / School of Cinema / University of Balamand (ALBA) Lebanon 0


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1-2 A LOVE STORY
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Elena Ruscombe-King
Director: Anushka Naanayakkara
Producer: Khaled Gad
Animation: Anushka Naanayakkara
DOP: Adeyinka Edwards, Alvilde Nater
Sound: Marcin Szumilas
Editor: Joseph Comar
Design: Solrun Osk
Synopsis:
A powerful tale of love faced with depression.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 52
1-2 ONCE UPON A LINE
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Alicja Jasina
Director: Alicja Jasina
Producer: Alicja Jasina
Animation: Alicja Jasina
DOP: n/a
Sound: Katie Gately
Editor: Alicja Jasina
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. What follows is a short portrait of a difficult relationship marked by a struggle for control and identity. The ending gives hope for a new beginning and a change of perspective.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 52
3 PUSSY
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Renata Gasiorowska
Director: Renata Gasiorowska
Producer: Marcin Malatynski
Animation: Renata Gasiorowska
DOP: n/a
Sound: Ewa Bogusz
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 47
4 MERLOT
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli
Director: Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli
Producer: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Dept. Animation Piemonte
Animation: Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli
DOP: n/a
Sound: Giulia Martinelli
Editor: Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli
Design: Marta Gennari, Giulia Martinelli
Synopsis:
Sn a fairy-tale forest, a grumpy old lady loses a bottle of wine. This is the start for a chain of events where all the characters - an old lady, a naughty little girl, a cowardly mushroom seeker, a stupid wolf, a flock of birds - play their role, in a funny repartee between the film frames, leading to an unexpected development.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 42
5 CHILD
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel, Linus Stetter
Director: Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel, Linus Stetter
Producer: Viktor Stickel, Iring Freytag, Paul Maresch
Animation: Iring Freytag, Viktor Stickel
DOP: Adrian Langenbach
Sound: Simon Peter
Editor: Robert Stuprich
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A child has to leave its hut to collect wood for the fire that went out. The search for suitable wood becomes a life's work.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW) Germany 38
6 BAOZHA!
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Director: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Producer: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Animation: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
DOP: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Sound: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Editor: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Design: Jasper Liu Yingxian, Bryan Goo Wai Kiat, Jolene Cheng Joo Lynn
Synopsis:
BAOZHA: A young guardian angel must overcome her gaming distractions to protect her mortal, a hapless old grandmother, from untimely death. Hand-drawn animation (traditionally done on paper). No dialogue, color.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 31
7 JYTTE - A DANISH HERO
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Nikolaj Feifer
Director: Morten Zazhariassen
Producer: Daniel Mühlendorph
Animation: Rasmus Nyhus
DOP: Carl August Jansson
Sound: Stefan Garfield Holm
Editor: Mads Olsen
Design: Elias Lewinsky
Synopsis:
Jytte lives in the small community garden Dannevang with her two neighbours; the naive Jacob and the paranoid Mr. Schlect. Everything is peaceful and idyllic until the day where Jytte receives the refugee Claus by the mail. Jytte is torn between Jacob, who believes Claus easily can live in Jytte’s tool shed, and Mr. Schlect who thinks Claus is a suicide bomber. Jytte begins to suspect Claus and she decides to seek help from unexpected place their turns everything upside down in Dannevang.
National Film School of Denmark (DDF) Denmark 27
8 FLYING PUTZI
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Ido Behar
Director: Ido Behar
Producer: Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design
Animation: Ido Behar
DOP: n/a
Sound: Daniel Shemer, Oliver Friedl
Editor: Ido Behar
Design: Ido Behar
Synopsis:
Putzi is a kid suffering from mental retardation. To rise above his handicap he wants to fly up to the sky with his only friend Pepi, a turkey hen. His situation gets worse when the neighborhood boys convince him to fly from the top of the school building.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 26
9 ANTARCTICA
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Jeroen Ceulebrouck
Director: Jeroen Ceulebrouck
Producer: Kask
Animation: Jeroen Ceulebrouck
DOP: n/a
Sound: Jeroen Ceulebrouck
Editor: Jeroen Ceulebrouck
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When a group of antarctic explorers get their boat stuck in the ice, they are forced to find rescue. The journey is difficult and not without obstacles as we follow these explorers while their bodies and minds struggle to survive.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 25
10 SCENT OF GERANIUM
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Naghmeh Farzaneh
Director: Naghmeh Farzaneh
Producer: n/a
Animation: Naghmeh Farzaneh
DOP: n/a
Sound: Lucas Gonzalez, Alex Montoya
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Immigration is a new chapter in one's life, a chapter with unexpected events that can take one's life down paths different from the one imagined. This film is an autobiographical account of the director's experience with immigration.
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) United States 24
11 MY SECOND EYE
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Ahmad Saleh
Director: Ahmad Saleh
Producer: Stefan Gieren
Animation: Frank Pingel
DOP: Lionel Poutiaire Somé
Sound: David Black
Editor: Ahmad Saleh
Design: Jessica Neubauer, Saed Saleh, Saleh Saleh
Synopsis:
Two young boys run away from their mother's protection and slack line on the danger of war to play music with the instrument they always dreamt to have.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 20
12 FEATHERS
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: "Hands On Deck" group collaboration
Director: Hands On Deck
Producer: Sheridan College
Animation: Hands On Deck
DOP: Hands On Deck
Sound: Steve Roberts
Editor: Hands On Deck
Design: Hands On Deck
Synopsis:
Mother and daughter learn to cope with an unusual change.
Sheridan College Canada 18
13-14 KASTAARS
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Jasmine Elsen
Director: Jasmine Elsen
Producer: RITCS
Animation: Jasmine Elsen
DOP: n/a
Sound: Vahe Grigorjan
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The residents of a flat building are living very secluded and don't have any contact with each other. They don't notice the chicken who is fluttering around. The chicken has made a nest on the roof where she hatches her eggs. One day the eggs are stolen...
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 13
13-14 OCEAN
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Felipe Santo, Renato Duque
Director: Renato Duque
Producer: Mariana Vieira
Animation: Laura Cintra, Lívia Santos, Maria Clara Santos, Monica Chan, Piera Portasio, Renato Duque
DOP: Vanessa Negrini
Sound: Mariana Vieira
Editor: Felipe Santo
Design: Iris Libanio
Synopsis:
Luna sees someone drowning at the ocean, and starts to question herself: should she use her powers and become a super hero?
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 13
15 INNER LIGHT
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Marina Dadichenko
Director: Andrew Katsuba
Producer: n/a
Animation: Andrew Katsuba
DOP: n/a
Sound: Daria Kiseleva
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a world of light the child seems to have no place, because for him this light means suffering and pain.
St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television (SPUFT) Russia 9
16 FIVE EASY STEPS HOW TO FIND A SOULMATE
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Hana Stehlíková Nováková
Director: Hana Stehlíková Nováková
Producer: FAMU
Animation: Hana Stehlíková Nováková
DOP: Hana Stehlíková Nováková
Sound: Matěj Chrudina
Editor: Roman Tesáček, Matěj Pspíšil
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Guide to a social labyrinth, which shouldn't be taken too literally.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 8
17-18 CHILLI
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Martina Mikušová
Director: Martina Mikušová
Producer: Academy of Performing Arts - Film and Television Faculty in Bratislava
Animation: Martina Mikušová
DOP: n/a
Sound: Adam Kuchta
Editor: Martina Mikušová
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Film about agressivity, passion and misunderstanding in a relationship. Animation and visuals are inspired by naive art, deep dreams and unconscious mind.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 7
17-18 ROACH
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Jonathan Hashiloni
Director: Jonathan Hashiloni
Producer: Jonathan Hashiloni
Animation: Jonathan Hashiloni
DOP: Jonathan Hashiloni
Sound: Dror H. Shieman
Editor: Jonathan Hashiloni
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A horror-love story that takes place in Tel-Aviv which is under threat of a nuclear war, between Penny and her neighbor Izzy, and a troublesome cockroach.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 7
19-22 I AM DYSLEXIC
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman
Director: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman
Producer: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman
Animation: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman, Ben Langham, Calum Meyer, Philip Banko, Joseph Chalmers, Aaron Donlon, Juraj Tomori, Holly Herbert, Jo
DOP: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman
Sound: Thomas Bottolfsen, Eivind Hajem, Asmund Rost Wien
Editor: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman, Sophie Rippington
Design: Mads Ogaard, Katie Wyman, Rebekah Truscott
Synopsis:
I AM DYSLEXIC expresses what it feels like to have a learning difference in school. The film uses metaphors as we journey with a little boy climbing a mountain in a world of books. The film has also now been turned into a book for children in Norway.
Falmouth University United Kingdom 6
19-22 I COME FROM PRAIRIE
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Arisbek Nuhan
Director: Arisbek Nuhan
Producer: Xiang Wang
Animation: Arisbek Nuhan
DOP: n/a
Sound: Bahdat Sansizbay
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
This is a story between a 10-year-old boy named Aybar and the prairie wolves. One evening, it was quiet as usual. Suddenly,Aybar's sheep were attacked by wolves. Aybar's mother was panicked and didn't know what to do. In this emergency moment , Aybar ignored his mother's dissuasion,he quickly rode a horse and rushed to his sheep.When he arrived, he was surrounded by the hungry wolves. But he was too young to control his horse, he was thrown by the horse and had to confronted the wolves all by himself. At t
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 6
19-22 JOINING DOTS
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Fiona Ryan
Director: Fiona Ryan
Producer: n/a
Animation: Fiona Ryan & Team
DOP: n/a
Sound: Luke Hennessy
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Luna traces constellations which come alive in the night sky. She tries to show her dad, who struggles to understand her imaginary world.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 6
19-22 NUBUKE
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Bismark Aryee Adamafio
Director: Bismark Aryee Adamafio
Producer: NAFTI
Animation: Bismark Aryee Adamafio
DOP: Bismark Aryee Adamafio
Sound: Charles McCarthy
Editor: Bismark Aryee Adamafio
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Nubuke follows the life of a cured leper, Mr. John Ampao, from his training as a fine artist to his turmoil as a leper and his eventual triumph over the disease. John Ampao’s childhood dream of getting a published work as an artist is shuttered when he is struck down by leprosy after he had built an art gallery in his name and had everything working for him. He looses everything he had ever acquired. His dream however is achieved in the rarest of circumstances when by a stroke of fortune, his painting gets
National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) Ghana 6
23-26 HEDGE HERO
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Lauren Hammond
Director: Lauren Hammond
Producer: Elangie Pereda
Animation: Lauren Hammond
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Lauren Hammond
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When the meek hedgehog Ned finds his friend is about to become dinner for a dastardly serpent chef, it just might be his chance to become the brave, bold superhero he’s always been inside – if he can just keep from curling into a cowardly ball every time he gets scared.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 5
23-26 I THINK YOU`RE A LITTLE CONFUSED
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Iku OGAWA
Director: Iku OGAWA
Producer: Yuichi ITO
Animation: Iku OGAWA
DOP: Iku OGAWA
Sound: Sayako KUROISHI
Editor: Iku OGAWA
Design: Iku OGAWA
Synopsis:
One day a letter takes a blood-sausage to his friend, liver-sausage. So, he went...
Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media Japan 5
23-26 KING FEARS
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Mikhail Medvedev
Director: Mikhail Medvedev
Producer: Vladimir Malyshev, Fedor Popov
Animation: Boris Korshunov, Peter Beketov, Mikhail Medvedev, Lyubov Hara-Murza, Alexandr Pryakhin, Alena Nebroeva, Anna Shtykhina
DOP: n/a
Sound: Liza Habchuk
Editor: Mikhail Medvedev
Design: Mikhail Medvedev, Anastasiya Bulavkina
Synopsis:
This is a film about a king who was afraid of everything, but at the crucial moment was able to overcome his fear.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 5
23-26 THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
X

Details:

Nanyang Polytechnic / School of Interactive & Digital Media Singapore 5
27 SPLASH!
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Gavin Lankford
Director: Gavin Lankford
Producer: Noelle Aleman
Animation: Gavin Lankford, Alek Kosinski
DOP: n/a
Sound: Caitlin Fleming, Greg Livengood
Editor: Gavin Lankford
Design: Zing Grem
Synopsis:
Adventures at bath time! Bath toys band together to save themselves after being left behind by the boy.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 4
28-35 AMANDA
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Neil Burns
Director: Neil Burns
Producer: Neil Burns
Animation: Neil Burns
DOP: Alec Bell
Sound: Adam Raley
Editor: Erik Anderson
Design: Neil Burns
Synopsis:
A young girl, lost in a dark and frightening swamp must outwit a fearsome troll in order to find her way home.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 3
28-35 BERTIE THE ELEPHANT
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Zak Boxall, Chris Turner
Director: Zak Boxall, Chris Turner
Producer: University of Hertfordshire
Animation: James Saunders, James Richardson, Josh Thornhill, Amélie Talarmain, Owen Fern, Federica Darsié
DOP: Alex Thorn
Sound: Chris Ryde
Editor: Zak Boxall, Chris Turner
Design: Zak Boxall, Chris Turner, Max Johnson
Synopsis:
A short magical tale about one young elephant’s quest to put things right.
University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom 3
28-35 BURNED OUT
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Huei Li Yap
Director: Huei Li Yap
Producer: LUCA School Of Arts, Huei Li Yap
Animation: Huei Li Yap
DOP: n/a
Sound: Huei Li Yap, Vincent Pergoot
Editor: Huei Li Yap
Design: Huei Li Yap
Synopsis:
Apollo lives for his job. Everyday he follows the same routine, but every day the pressure becomes higher. His job is his motivation and passion to continue living.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 3
28-35 OFF
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Martin Ivo Nábělek, Michal Chrastina
Director: Martin Ivo Nábělek
Producer: TBU in Zlín
Animation: Martin Ivo Nábělek
DOP: Martin Ivo Nábělek
Sound: Martin Ivo Nábělek
Editor: Martin Ivo Nábělek
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The story takes place on unknown planet, where an astronaut appears in the beam of strong light from the skies. He is then abandoned on the ground, left in the rain, the light beam disappears. Next morning, he starts to move and regain consciousness. What will happen next?
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 3
28-35 TERROR - ERROR
X

Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Alexander Nachev
Director: Alexander Nachev
Producer: NATFA „Kr.Sarafov”
Animation: Alexander Nachev
DOP: Alexander Nachev
Sound: Alexander Nachev, Michael Todorov, Kevin MacLeod
Editor: Alexander Nachev
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Suffering of a series of systematic bullying at school and at home, the main character who is introverted kid and excellent student, has running away from the harsh reality immersed in his hobby which translates into taxidermy insects and small animals. However, when the only friend of the boy, his dog is taken away, it loses everything good which somehow managed to save in himself and his hobby became a sick vendetta.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 3
28-35 TESSERACT
X

Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Fadi El-Samra
Director: Fadi El-Samra
Producer: IESAV
Animation: Fadi El-Samra, Georges Ayek, lara Mae Khamis
DOP: Fadi El-Samra
Sound: Scarlett Saad
Editor: Fadi El-Samra
Design: Fadi El-Samra
Synopsis:
In a dehumanized world of dystopia lives a girl with her parents who are trapped in a world of papers. They are subjected to government manipulations of a totalitarian governor, who imposes a structure based on machinery and recommends the codification of all the citizens. The girl rebels against this system.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 3
28-35 THE SHADOW
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Carmen Mutti
Director: Carmen Mutti
Producer: n/a
Animation: Carmen Mutti
DOP: n/a
Sound: Alessandro Papaianni
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A young and promising model is a victim of a car accident. The story of her transformation while she fights for a new life.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 3
28-35 THE TOLL
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Lachlan Pendragon
Director: Lachlan Pendragon
Producer: Lachlan Pendragon
Animation: Lachlan Pendragon
DOP: Lachlan Pendragon
Sound: Yasemin Boz
Editor: Lachlan Pendragon
Design: Anissa Roberts
Synopsis:
A lonely tollbooth operator longs for company as he does the night shift in the middle of nowhere.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 3
36-39 AEON
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Derek O'Dell
Director: Derek O'Dell
Producer: Derek O'Dell
Animation: Derek O'Dell
DOP: Derek O'Dell
Sound: Derek O'Dell
Editor: Derek O'Dell
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
AEON is an abstract immersive audio-visual experience. A study on the behavior of energy over a period of time.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 2
36-39 HUSSE MET LANG ORE
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Alme Swart
Director: Alme Swart
Producer: Gretchen Pirzl
Animation: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Petronella Van Der Berg
Editor: Damian Maher
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
“In a society where animals live as humans, the animals of Woudedorp live a safe and happy life in a village in the forest. Melanie, a hus with long ears grew up with her family of owls but because of the stereotype that husse are evil she has to hide her true identity. When criminal acts are increasing in Woudedorp, Melanie gets labelled a thief and has to run away from home to protect herself and her family. Alas, her parents get arrested and it is up to Melanie and her new found friends to save them. Jus
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 2
36-39 VIRION
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Glynn Urquhart
Director: Glynn Urquhart
Producer: n/a
Animation: Glynn Urquhart
DOP: n/a
Sound: Glynn Urquhart
Editor: Glynn Urquhart
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In the same way a virus infects its host, an infectious romantic relationship between two men develops.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 2
36-39 WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DEAD COME BACK
X

Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Joseph Dias
Director: Joseph Dias
Producer: Joseph Dias, Mark Holmes
Animation: Joseph Dias
DOP: Joseph Dias
Sound: Mark Holmes
Editor: Joseph Dias
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a world ruled by the dead, people fight and struggle to survive. One man chooses to be human, rather than a survivor. Venturing off outside of safety, where the only remains of life are the echoing recordings of the rules to survive. All to get his wife a gift.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 2
40-44 AQUARIUM
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Diego Yañez
Director: Diego Yañez
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animation: Diego Yañez
DOP: Tomás Almuna
Sound: Ana Mandelbaum
Editor: Diego Yañez
Design: Diego Yañez
Synopsis:
A short film that shows the sea-life ecosystem and how it survives the different human interventions and the damaging ecological impact that it generates. It aims to develop a critical approach for children audience», showing the contamination problems and some of the more common industrial disasters, such as oil spills, over fishing and eutrophcation, problems that are treated in a tragic-comic way through the adventures of a very special orange fish.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 1
40-44 MONSTER
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Montana Hall
Director: Montana Hall
Producer: n/a
Animation: Montana Hall
DOP: n/a
Sound: Feargus Magill
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A girl walks home and has to come face-to-face with the dangers looking in the darkness.
School of Visual Arts United States 1
40-44 ROBOTERRA
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Simon Grabowski
Director: Simon Grabowski
Producer: Simon Grabowski
Animation: Simon Grabowski
DOP: n/a
Sound: Max Rex
Editor: Simon Grabowski
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Roboterra is a fictional story and represents an order of society, which has been maintained and automated through the commitment of 5 different robot types.
Fachhochschule Dortmund (FHD) Germany 1
40-44 SKATEBOARDING IS NOT A CRIME
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Cristian Radu
Director: Cristian Radu
Producer: UNATC “I.L.Caragiale”
Animation: Cristian Radu
DOP: Cristian Radu
Sound: Razvan Ionescu
Editor: Cristian Radu
Design: Cristian Radu
Synopsis:
A one-take film following the chase of a police car and a skateboard, questioning the fragile balance of law and justice, looking into how far is the law willing to go to hinder a small wrong and if they are capable of going far enough to be causing a greater wrong in the process.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 1
40-44 VERNISSAGE
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala, Janne Suni
Director: Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala, Janne Suni
Producer: Eija Saarinen
Animation: Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala, Janne Suni
DOP: Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala, Janne Suni
Sound: Frans Rinne
Editor: Heta Okkonen, Heikki Takala
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
…It's opening day. All is well and ready, or is it?...
Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS) Arts Academy / Degree Programme in Film and Media Finland 1
45-54 ANAMOSH
X

Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Julián Cristiano, Javier Ducca, Bàrbara Méndez
Director: Julián Cristiano
Producer: Julián Cristiano
Animation: Julián Cristiano
DOP: Javier Ducca
Sound: Bárbara Méndez
Editor: Javier Ducca
Design: Bárbare Méndez
Synopsis:
Anamosh is under the regime of Captain Bakst. Colin returns to restore the defenses of the city and recover the freedom of the people.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 0
45-54 AVA
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Director: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Producer: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Animation: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
DOP: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Sound: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Editor: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Design: Grace Ho Wan Ting, Jeremiah Hosana
Synopsis:
The titular character (Ava) lives in a room without doors and windows, and is contented with tending to her looping and cycling toys and gizmos. One day, a mysterious door appears in the wall, and what lies beyond threatens her comfortable little world.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 0
45-54 CHAMBI
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Gonçalo Encarnação, João Machado, Nuno Coelho, Yue Wang
Producer: University Lusófona de Humanidades е Tecnologias
Animation: Gonçalo Encarnação, João Machado, Nuno Coelho, Yue Wang
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The story of a child stirred by the discovery of his surroundings, immersed in a journey of self growth.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 0
45-54 GECKO
X

Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Jasmi Ritola, Mikko Siivinen, Maikki Leppaaho, Jere Hotti
Director: n/a
Producer: n/a
Animation: Maikki Leppaaho, Karoliina Soini, Jasmi Ritola, Veera Leno, Taika Suomela, Mikko Siivinen, Jere Hotti
DOP: n/a
Sound: Teemu Hammaren
Editor: Maikki Leppaaho, Karoliina Soini, Jasmi Ritola, Veera Leno, Taika Suomela
Design: Maikki Leppaaho, Karoliina Soini, Jasmi Ritola, Veera Leno, Taika Suomela, Mikko Siivinen, Jere Hotti
Synopsis:
Luna is a young woman leading a solitary life, but she is starting to crave for some company. She is keen on keeping her personal space, and so settles for a pet gecko. However, Luna and Ernie have a very different idea on how affectionate a pet reptile should be...
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 0
45-54 RED GIANT
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: n/a
Producer: Thom Arends
Animation: 2D visual effects artist: Roel Meijering, Tom Selbeck; 3D visual effects artist: Sjoerd de Greef, Becanti Wijnbergh, Jeffrey van
DOP: n/a
Sound: Hanza van der Veer
Editor: Stefan Hickert
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A visual spectacle on the final stage of an evolutionary process. In Red Giant we follow the Earth to the center of our galaxy. Guided by the laws of nature we are on our way to the ultimate confrontation.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 0
45-54 THE BUS
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Hunter Hughes
Director: Hunter Hughes
Producer: Hunter Hughes
Animation: Hunter Hughes
DOP: Hunter Hughes
Sound: Hunter Hughes
Editor: Hunter Hughes
Design: Hunter Hughes
Synopsis:
A couple of friends go on an adventure to fix a 1970 Volkswagen bus that has broken down in the middle of nowhere. The two must experiment with a variety of tools to fix their prized automobile, and keep the bus alive.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 0
45-54 THE MYSTICAL MISFORTUNE OF PROFESSOR NICANOR
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Carlos Velásquez
Director: Carlos Velásquez
Producer: Angélica Ortega, Vivian Melo, Carlos Velásquez
Animation: Angélica Ortega, Vivian Melo, Carlos Velásquez
DOP: Carlos Velásquez
Sound: Carlos Triana
Editor: Carlos Velásquez
Design: Carlos Velásquez
Synopsis:
Nicanor is an old phony psychic who has fallen in disgrace. Now as a beggar and resigned to his misery, he will have a mysterious encounter with the supernatural in which he might regain his power and with it, regain his old fame and glory. Will he achieve it?
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 0
45-54 THIS YEAR`S ANGEL
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Bethany Spreadborough
Director: Bethany Spreadborough
Producer: Bethany Spreadborough
Animation: n/a
DOP: Bethany Spreadborough
Sound: Megan Duncan, Logan Romjue
Editor: Bethany Spreadborough
Design: Bethany Spreadborough
Synopsis:
It's Christmas time and Matthias finds himself all alone, that is, until a beautiful angel appears atop the Christmas tree.
Emerson College United States 0
45-54 WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: April Voytas
Director: April Voytas
Producer: April Voytas
Animation: April Voytas, Christopher Osterland, Tyler Ryan Schlossman, Carl Forhan, Gabby Louchart, Caleigh Rose, Natalie Baldwin, Alex Pic
DOP: n/a
Sound: Kyle O'Connor
Editor: April Voytas
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A French mime falls in love at first sight with a photographer and follows him around the streets of Paris, trying to get him to notice her.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 0
45-54 YOKU
X

Details:

Length: 2'
Screenwriter: Dipesh Khadka
Director: Dipesh Khadka
Producer: MEDIADIFFUSION
Animation: Dipesh Khadka
DOP: n/a
Sound: Maxime Leroy, Emmanuel Botteriaux
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When one is old, how far can we go to get back some youth?
Institut des Arts de Diffusion (IAD) Belgium 0
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