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2018

Fiction

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1 FACING MECCA
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Anna Schinz, Jan-Erick Mack
Director: Jan-Eric Mack
Producer: Joël Jent, Dschoint Ventschr / Zurich University of the Arts / Switzerland
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jan Mettler
Sound: Christian Schäppi
Editor: Simon Gutknecht
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Pensioner Roli comes to Fareed’s assistance when the Syrian refugee is faced with the burial of his Muslim wife. Together they stumble into a bewildering forest of Swiss bureaucracy to which Roli finds a beautifully simple answer.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 84
2 PROVENCE
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Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Kato De Boeck
Director: Kato De Boeck
Producer: Hadewich Huysveld
Animator: n/a
DOP: Esmoreit Lutters
Sound: Fred De Geus
Editor: Lawrence Paul Foley
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
On the summer vacation Camille (11) and her brother Tuur (15) explore the camping site in Provence. When they meet two Dutch teenage girls, Camille’s admiration for her brother turns into jealousy. A careless holiday becomes an awakening to adolescence.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 61
3 BLUE SUMMER SYMPHONY
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Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Raphaela te Pass, Sinje Köhler
Director: Sinje Köhler
Producer: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 2017
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabian Gamper
Sound: Lena Beck, Marcus Fass, Thomas De Filippi, Marco Schnebel
Editor: David Kuruc
Design: Nora Simon
Synopsis:
A public pool, a sociotope. A scene of daydreaming and gentle snoozing. It is a place where everything is fine, or at least it feels like it. The smells of summer are in the air: sun milk lawn and flower fries, beach ball melon and chlorine lemonade. In the tightest of spaces half-naked people share an afternoon, some hours with each other while time flies by so quickly. That is where you find the poetic banality of everyday life.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW) Germany 59
4 LITTLE ITALIAN GIRLS
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Giuseppe Brigante, Anna Zagaglia
Director: Letizia Lamartire
Producer: CSC Production
Animator: n/a
DOP: Giuseppe Chessa
Sound: Valerio Tedone, Giandomenico Petillo
Editor: Fabrizio Franzini
Design: Marco Pittacci
Synopsis:
In 1943 the fascist regime bans production and sale of toys. Toy factories will be reconverted in war industries. Italia a strongly fascist and polemic little girl, takes the decision to rebel against the edict, during a school play, raising the roof.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 58
5 PORTRAIT OF MY FAMILY IN MY 13TH YEAR
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Omri Dekel-Kadosh
Director: Omri Dekel-Kadosh
Producer: Yotam Shazar
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tal Ninyo
Sound: n/a
Editor: Legal Mor
Design: Yotam Shazar
Synopsis:
Omri is trying to direct a scene recreating the day his dog died. The attempt at restoration gets complicated when Omri discovers that his father remembers the events differently.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 46
6 ONE SMALL STEP
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Travis Rush
Director: Aqsa Altaf
Producer: Derek Tonks, Alexandra Christensson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dakota Adney
Sound: Jeffrey McDonald
Editor: Clayton Kinson
Design: Shannon McDonogh
Synopsis:
A 9-year-old girl attempts to juggle the responsibilities of school and her younger siblings after her mother goes missing.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 42
7 NIGHT CALL
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Joseph Sousa
Director: Amanda Renee Knox
Producer: Miriam Anwari, Phabilla Afflack-Borja
Animator: n/a
DOP: Michael Phillips
Sound: William Tabanou
Editor: Yezhi Chen
Design: Stephanie J. Gordon
Synopsis:
When on a routine patrol, a Black female cop living in and patrolling Inglewood gets called to a disturbance she is forced to make an unprecedented life altering decision.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 39
8 EARTHLY PEOPLE
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Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Ádám Freund, Ádám Fekete, János Antal Horváth
Director: Ádám Freund
Producer: Gábor Garami, Miklós Bosnyák
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mátyás Gyuricza
Sound: Bálint Zándoki
Editor: Zsófia Érdi
Design: Zsófia Tasnádi
Synopsis:
Ábel, 12, has to face the fact that his parents are living in two completely different galaxies of the universe. Now he has to decide which one he belongs to.
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SzFE) Hungary 38
9 DON’T PASS THROUGH SAN BERNARDINO
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Hugo Magaña
Director: Hugo Magaña
Producer: CCC (on screen credit), Executive producers: César Salcedo, Salathiel López
Animator: n/a
DOP: J. Daniel Zúñiga S.
Sound: Iván Ramos, Hugo Magaña
Editor: Hugo Magaña
Design: Karina Moreno
Synopsis:
Ligia, a mourning peasant mother, turns to government institutions and social organizations to try to find answers for her son’s death.
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C. (CCC) Mexico 37
10-12 EXCUSE ME, I'M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Bernhard Wenger
Director: Bernhard Wenger
Producer: Florian Bayer, Clara König, Bernhard Wenger
Animator: n/a
DOP: Albin Wildner
Sound: Ken Rischard, JnesVorreiter
Editor: Rupert Höller
Design: Antonio Semerano
Synopsis:
A film about a couple on a wellness trip, where one partner disappears and the other isn't sure whether he's looking for her or himself. Within the bizarre world of the alpine wellness resort, Aron begins a new chapter in his life.
Film Academy Vienna (UMDK) Austria 35
10-12 LITTLE MANIFESTO AGAINST SOLEMN CINEMA
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Roberto Porta
Director: Roberto Porta
Producer: Universidad del Cine
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sofía Victoria Rodrigo
Sound: Carla Finco, Martín Gorosito
Editor: Agustina Andrade
Design: Camila Romero, Roberto Porta
Synopsis:
A trivial story about two people that meet at a party and spend the night together told in the most pretentious, most poetic, but above all, most solemn possible ways.
Universidad del Cine (UCINE) Argentina 35
10-12 SIREN
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Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Randy Oost
Director: Zara Dwinger
Producer: Pina Balk, Liora Notoadikusumo, Maxime Rozestraten
Animator: n/a
DOP: Douwe Hennink
Sound: Olmo van Straelen
Editor: Tessel Flora de Vries
Design: Clara Bragdon, Liz Kooij
Synopsis:
SIREN is a film about confusion, friendship and becoming who you are. The 15-year old Kay lives a boy's life in between roaring motor cross bikes. When the enchanting Melody sails into his life on a big boat, their flourishing friendship lures him towards this dormant feeling.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 35
13 TRIALS
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Boya Harizanova
Director: Boya Harizanova
Producer: NATFA
Animator: n/a
DOP: Viktor Roev
Sound: n/a
Editor: Bohós Topakbashian
Design: Virginia Dodova
Synopsis:
Rumen (21) was born in Syria, where his mother was killed soon after his birth because his father is Bulgarian and a Christian. Rumen grew up in Bulgaria, raised by his father Bogdan (64). He wants to study at the Police Academy. Two days before the entrance exam, Rumen is involved in a quarrel between his best friend Viktor and a Syrian refugee. Half Syrian and half Bulgarian, Rumen is faced with a difficult choice. He becomes a victim of his own prejudice and, instead of joining the ranks of the Police Ac
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 33
14 THREE MEN
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Emil Alfreð Emilsson
Director: Emil Alfreð Emilsson
Producer: Emil Alfreð Emilsson
Animator: Óttar Ingi Þorbergsson
DOP: Óttar Ingi Þorbergsson
Sound: Ágúst Ari Þórisson
Editor: Óttar Ingi Þorbergsson, Ágúst Ari Þórisson
Design: Emil Alfreð Emilsson
Synopsis:
With pressure from his father a teenage male decides to start behaving more maturely in order to be a better role model for his younger brother.
Icelandic Film School (IFS) Iceland 32
15-17 ASA TURNS 13
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Sali Elimelech
Director: Sali Elimelech
Producer: Nevo Jakobivitch
Animator: n/a
DOP: Naama bunimovitz
Sound: Adam Barkan
Editor: Sali Elimelech
Design: Talya Lapid
Synopsis:
The film tells the story of the day before Asa's Bar-Mitzvah, a young boy who lost his mother and lives with his father in a small southern city in Israel.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 29
15-17 ATELIER
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Elsa Maria Jakobsdottir
Director: Elsa Maria Jakobsdottir
Producer: Anna Anna Malmkjaer Willumsen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Annika Aschberg
Sound: Toke Gelardi Roensholt
Editor: Mark Bukdahl
Design: Josefine Else Larsen
Synopsis:
A young woman seeks solitude and restoration in a modern utopian residence on a remote island. Her stay is disrupted when a strange woman unexpectedly turns out to be staying at the house as well. Tension and power struggles between the two women arise while nature and mysterious sheep close in on the house.
National Film School of Denmark (DDF) Denmark 29
15-17 CLIFF
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Sheila Altamirano
Director: Sheila Altamirano
Producer: Lucía Ocaña, Víctor Hugo Jiménez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Natali Montell
Sound: Daniel Rojo, Gabriel Villegas
Editor: Sheila Altamirano, Esteban Arrangoiz
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
From her childhood in the field Mikaela faces the cycle of life.
University Center for Film Studies / National Autonomous University of Mexico (CUEC/UNAM) Mexico 29
18-19 COMEBACK KID
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Sam Steiner
Director: Ian Robertson
Producer: Nathan Craig
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jon Muschamp
Sound: Michalianna Theofanopoulou
Editor: Zsófia Tálas
Design: Ana Martinez Fernández
Synopsis:
16-year-old Hugh thinks he's a in a nice, normal., coming-of-age story when a past life's unsatisfied urges make him want to sleep with his girlfriend's mum and kill her dad. He finds it all very confusing.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 28
18-19 SUMMER SATURN
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Mónica Lima, Gonçalo Branco
Director: Mónica Lima
Producer: Luise Hauschild
Animator: n/a
DOP: David Wilhelm Schmitt
Sound: Bernardo Theriaga
Editor: Mónica Lima, Gonçalo Branco
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
About to turn 35 years old and in the imminence of having to give up his music, Samuel comes to Lisbon to do a concert. He stays over at Teresa’s, the attractive mother of his girlfriend, a woman who resists getting old. During 3 days, accomplices and inert, they create a silent intimacy, feeling time overcome them without knowing where to go.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 28
20-21 ATLANTIS, 2003
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Michal Blaško
Director: Michal Blaško
Producer: VSMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Adam Mach
Sound: Ivan Ďurkech
Editor: Petr Hasalík
Design: Jakub Brychta, Veronika Jelšíková
Synopsis:
2003. Martin and Denisija, a young couple from Ukraine, are trying to get to Germany.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 27
20-21 WILD GAME
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Bojana Babic
Director: Jerónimo Sarmiento
Producer: Clare Fog
Animator: n/a
DOP: Francesco Crivaro
Sound: Indrek Soe
Editor: Ahmed Abdelrazek
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
During the harsh Estonian winter, fifteen-year-old Liis joins a group of teenagers for an unusual hunting game in the forest. Hoping to fit in with them, she's opportunely paired with the boy she likes. The wild nature surrounding her awakens the strength to confront her feelings, yet conflicting emotions surface as the game unfolds.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 27
22-25 BRITISH BY THE GRACE OF GOD
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Sean Dunn
Director: Sean Dunn
Producer: Juliana Lembi, Alexander Polunin, Jenni Gould
Animator: n/a
DOP: Arseni Khachaturan
Sound: Eric Han
Editor: Shakti Bhagchandani
Design: Mauricio Rivera Hoffman
Synopsis:
Scotland during the summer of the Brexit referendum. A day in Irene’s life, a waning beauty married to a stringent member of the Orange Order (an international Protestant fraternal organization) and the mother of a misanthropic teenage son.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program United States 25
22-25 PERNICIO
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Dave Fox
Director: Dave Fox
Producer: Laura Gaynor
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alfie Hollingsworth
Sound: Janneke Van Nijnanten
Editor: Conor Donoghue
Design: Fiona Mitchell
Synopsis:
Gary Dunn wants to die. Luckily for him he lives in world that caters for the needs of those who are suicidal. After a failed suicide attempt at Pernicio Clinic, he meets Sam, who shows him that life may be worth living after all.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 25
22-25 RIDER
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Morgan Healy
Director: Morgan Healy
Producer: Elizabeth Simard
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mark Broadbent
Sound: Damon Sheridan
Editor: Steve Cooper
Design: Brittany Blacka
Synopsis:
On the verge of a relationship breakdown t a midlife crisis and crippling debt former journalist, now ride-share driver picks up the man responsible for the loss of his job as all hell breaks loose.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 25
22-25 THE LAST DAY
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Klaudija Matvejevaité
Director: Klaudija Matvejevaité
Producer: Veronika Cicènaité
Animator: n/a
DOP: Odeta Riškuté
Sound: Paulius Ivanauskas
Editor: Urté Aškelovičiūtè
Design: Paulina Ružauskaitè
Synopsis:
How would you feel if you knew your exact date of death? A time comes when every person in the world can find it out. Beloglazovai family - Kolia, Lena, their daughter Sonia and teenage son Igor live in an old house in Vilnius. Today is the day when fourteen year old Igoris must die. All family members know that and in their own way are trying to deal with this burdensome waiting.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 25
26 SONS OF NO ONE
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Hans Vannetelbosch
Director: Hans Vannetelbosch
Producer: Hans Vannetelbosch / LUCA School of Arts
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lino De Coninck
Sound: Antoine Duwaers
Editor: Joris Vertenen
Design: Hans Vannetelbosch,
Synopsis:
Eva works as a teacher in a juvenile detention center. She's passionate about her job and believes in righteousness and the well being of the young detainees above all else. After a suspicious incident between a guard and one of the boys, she starts to question the guard's side of the story.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 24
27-28 ABDULLAH’S WONDERLAND
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Liu Mingshan
Director: Liu Mingshan
Producer: Li Wei
Animator: n/a
DOP: Liu Dapeng
Sound: Wang Tiange, Wang Yuqi
Editor: Liu Mingshan, Duman Birleskhan
Design: Liang Jiasheng, Wulam
Synopsis:
Abdullah's sister has lost her sight for several years. Their families have made every effort to treat she’s blindness but failed. One night, sister told Abdullah about her dream that the lamp genie could cure her eyes. In order to help sister, Abdullah starts a journey to find the genie.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 23
27-28 FIRST LOVE
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Jules Carrin
Director: Jules Carrin
Producer: Jean Perret, Haute école d'art et de design, HEAD
Animator: n/a
DOP: Florian Berutti
Sound: Michaël Mambole
Editor: Alexandra Mélot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
This young couple knows vaguely that the love which bonds them can be their way of freeing themselves from the tenacious resentments and suspicions peculiar to this remote region of France, stigmatized as it is by a survival economy. But the social bonds that the adults forge are unexpectedly violent .
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 23
29 AWAY HOME
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Jana Stackhouse
Director: Jana Stackhouse
Producer: Sarah Quan, Aldo Mauro
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nyssa Gluck
Sound: Jesse Whitty
Editor: Aldo Mauro
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Daniel McNeil returns to his home on the East coast of Canada to unite his family.
School of Image Arts / Ryerson University Canada 22
30 MONDAY
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Arun K
Director: Arun K
Producer: FTII
Animator: n/a
DOP: Raju Biswas
Sound: KV SUBRAMANIAN
Editor: Lavanya Ramaiah
Design: Roshan Kumar
Synopsis:
The film is an absurd and comical take on the corporate culture of life taking over our country, through the eyes of people who struggle under its weight every day. A start up of youngsters pitching an electric bike, an unemployed man learning the ropes to clean skyscrapers, a grafitti artist finds unlikely places to spray his work, and so on. The city copes with a malady in the strangest ways.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 21
31-32 FRIENDLY SPORT MEETING
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Adam Koloman Rybanský
Director: Adam Koloman Rybanský
Producer: FAMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Petr Pospíšil
Sound: Adam Bláha
Editor: Matěj Sláma
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Futnet is a typical Czech sport. Almost every village hosts amateur futnet tournament from time to time. And these tournaments are not just about sport...
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 20
31-32 TEN BELL TOLLS
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Eli Rezik
Director: Eli Rezik
Producer: Baraa Deeb
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alvaro Gomez Pidal
Sound: Raja Dubayah
Editor: Eyas Salman
Design: Noam El Kayam
Synopsis:
The story of Elias, a 10-year-old reticent orphan living with his grandparents: a priest and a delusional grandmother. Due to unfortunate events, Elias must face the bitterness of life while dealing with his troubled grandmother and those that try to separate them.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 20
33 LOOP
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Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Matija Gluščević, Isidora Milosavljević
Director: Matija Gluščević
Producer: Matija Gluščević
Animator: n/a
DOP: Aleksa Radunović
Sound: Jana Vulović
Editor: Natalija Shatzka
Design: Nera Vulović
Synopsis:
Some time ago, Mima had a car accident and a man died. She has almost managed to forget about it when someone starts sending her birthday cards perfumed with a man's fragrance. Becoming obsessed with these cards, she can't help but remember her trauma.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 18
34-37 LAWS OF THE GAME
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Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Aegina Brahim, Radu Ghelbereu
Director: Aegina Brahim
Producer: Regina Seifert
Animator: n/a
DOP: JP Garcia
Sound: Sam Heath
Editor: Ricardo Saraiva
Design: Annemarieke Kloosterhof, Sergine Brahim
Synopsis:
A biographical drama about fierce yet imperfect Surinamese female referee who fights for her place in the murky world of men’s football.
London Film School (LFS) United Kingdom 17
34-37 NO SKY
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Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Jianna Maarten
Director: Jianna Maarten
Producer: Daria Suvorova
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marcin Banasiak
Sound: n/a
Editor: Aashish D'Mello
Design: Emma Sparer
Synopsis:
A young boy in a Mexican border town hustles any way he can to help his family, but learns some very cruel realities when the girl he likes “disappears”.
American Film Institute Conservatory (AFI) United States 17
34-37 PARDAA
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Kajri Babbar
Director: Kajri Babbar
Producer: Veronika Kiseleva
Animator: n/a
DOP: Darius Shu
Sound: Guy Dowsett
Editor: Amol Datta
Design: Yeonkyeong Park
Synopsis:
In the need of money, an Indian-Muslim girl secretly sacrifices her religious morals.
Bournemouth Film School (AUB) United Kingdom 17
34-37 THE DISAPPEARED
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Justo Matías Valencia
Director: Justo Matías Valencia
Producer: Justo Matías Valencia, Alejandro Cortés, Juan Antonio Mecalco
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alejandro Cortés
Sound: Osvaldo Rodríguez
Editor: Alexandra Boskovich
Design: Elisa Adame
Synopsis:
On the anniversary of the disappearance of her son, a single mother Lourdes, living in a small town in Mexico, is forced to take desperate measures that will challenge her faith and well being in exchange for a moment with her son, Arturo.
School of Visual Arts United States 17
38 FEAST ON THE YOUNG
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Katia Mancuso
Director: Katia Mancuso
Producer: CJ Welsh, Lucy Claire
Animator: n/a
DOP: Charles Richardson
Sound: Tearlach Wales
Editor: Katia Mancuso
Design: Julia Goldsworthy, Maddison Haywood
Synopsis:
After mindlessly stepping into her trap, a troubled teenager must save her little sister from a bloodthirsty fairy lurking in the forest, before it devours them both.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 16
39-42 AT THE BORDER
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Camila Acuña Brady, Tomás Zabala
Director: Tomás Zabala
Producer: Camila Acuña Brady
Animator: n/a
DOP: Antonella Mele
Sound: Camila García Ferreira
Editor: Federico Rodríguez, Tomás Zabala
Design: Camila Acuña Brady
Synopsis:
Deep in the woods, two young men awaiting the return of their friends stumble upon a mysterious and seductive woman who stoles their gear. As tensions rise, the two men develop unsettling feelings.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 14
39-42 FLIGHT
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Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Alfia Khabibulina
Director: Alfia Khabibulina
Producer: Amalia Manasarian, VGIK
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dmitry Madorsky
Sound: Daniil Brick, Viktor Mors
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Grigory Vasilievich lives in a home for elderly persons. One day a new roommate Valentin moves in and Grigory invites him to fly an aviette.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 14
39-42 RÔTISSEUR
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Veera Lamminpää
Director: Veera Lamminpää
Producer: Janne Vanhanen, Vilma Vehmasaho
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jyrimatti Holm
Sound: Jaakko Niemelä
Editor: Sami Pehkonen
Design: Aleksi Tilli
Synopsis:
An overconfident chef makes wrong accusations of sabotage when a critic praises his colleague instead of him. The chef stays overnight in the kitchen to prove his work is perfect, but as the night goes on his ego and self-doubt begin to haunt him.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Film and Television Finland 14
39-42 WELCOME!
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Lucas Piloto
Director: Lucas Piloto
Producer: Laura Riolfi, Pedro Brito
Animator: n/a
DOP: Danilo do Carmo
Sound: João Vítor Muçouçah
Editor: Mariana Moraes
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
João, a six-month-old baby, won't eat his food at a mother's day lunch reunion, while the whole family strugles to feed the baby.
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 14
43-45 BACKBONE
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Alex Barker, Plamen Dimitrov
Director: Alex Barker
Producer: Alex Barker, Plamen Dimitrov
Animator: n/a
DOP: Michael Hoad
Sound: Alex Barker
Editor: Alex Barker
Design: Alex Barker
Synopsis:
An overworked truck driver is faced with the dilemma of stowaways in his lorry, whilst at the same time he has to contend with his angry boss and an even greater problem that could affect his whole life. A single location drama that explores the emotional turmoil of individuals thrown together and all trying to find the right path forward.
University for the Creative Arts United Kingdom 13
43-45 FOMO
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Amédée SABRA
Director: Amédée SABRA
Producer: Amédée SABRA - IESAV
Animator: Amédée SABRA
DOP: Pauline MAROUN
Sound: Thierry DIAB
Editor: Raymond AFTIMOS
Design: Charbel ZGHEIB
Synopsis:
Jamil Salhab, a young man, is admitted to a rehab center for social media addicts due to his FOMO.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 13
43-45 HEIMAT
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Emi Buchwald
Director: Emi Buchwald
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomasz Gajewski
Sound: Agata Golusinska
Editor: Anna Gontarczyk
Design: Katarzyna Dobrowolska
Synopsis:
Short fiction about five members of a quite specific family. They meet at the police station. Three grown-up children have to testify against a man who beat up their father.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 13
46-52 ASYA
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Daniella Rybakyan
Director: Daniella Rybakyan
Producer: Mariia Vasileva
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sergey Poromov
Sound: Alexandra Sidorenko
Editor: Daniella Rybakyan
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Asya is a successful police officer in the department of juvenile affairs. Always young her mother is entering the girl's life to restore a relationship with her daughter.
St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television (SPSIFT) Russia 12
46-52 BIRTHRIGHT
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Daniel Fure Schwarz, Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Director: Daniel Fure Schwarz, Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Producer: Wilde Siem
Animator: n/a
DOP: Eivind Aurstad
Sound: Eero Kujala, Hakon Solsvik
Editor: Martha Steinsland Leivestad
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Birthright foresees a future that focuses on secure upbringing of children combined with technology and artificial intelligence. It's a life not far from the one's we live today and reflects on issues present in the modern world.
Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology (Westerdals Oslo ACT) Norway 12
46-52 CATTLE
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Kerinne Jenkins
Director: Kerinne Jenkins
Producer: Katie Amos
Animator: n/a
DOP: Grégoire Lière
Sound: Andrew Simmons
Editor: Joshua Webber
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
On a rural cattle farm, two sisters worry about their mother's cancer, but an unexplained death in the herd gives the girls cause to go out alone looking for answers.
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Australia 12
46-52 LITTLE JAFFNA
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Lawrence Valin, Marlene Poste
Director: Lawrence Valin
Producer: Simon Bleuzé, Patrick Vuittenez
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maxence Lemonier
Sound: Thomas Van Pottelberghe, Clement Gallice, Thibaut Macquart
Editor: Anais Manuelli
Design: Camille Bodin
Synopsis:
In 2009, the Sri Lankian War was at its worst. 10,000 km in the Tamoul neighbourhood of Paris, Seelan sees his life change…
La Fémis France 12
46-52 THE 99 STEPS LEFT FROM THE SQUARE
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Sevgi Eker
Director: Sevgi Eker
Producer: Anna Nuuros
Animator: n/a
DOP: Theofanis Kavvadas
Sound: Jarkko Kela
Editor: Sevgi Eker
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The iron gate keeping an old man’s peace gets opened.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 12
46-52 TIME KEEPER
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Ng Yang Meng
Producer: Lim Ming Jie Nigel, Beaunice Toh Jun Ying
Animator: n/a
DOP: Douglas Tan, Aik San Gong Yimin (2nd Unit)
Sound: Kaizer Thng Kai Siang
Editor: June Tan Yen Jun
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A beautiful and aesthetically striking piece, the short film revolves around the chanced meeting of Hock and Anna. Hock is a retired watchmaker who collects obsolete object, admiring and treasuring their value. 11-¬year-¬old Anna follows Hock into his quirky shop house one day, and an affinity is quickly formed between the pair as Hock reminisces and shares his past to the curious young girl. Revisiting Hock’s memory lane, they soon d
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 12
46-52 WOMAN IN HAPPINESS
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Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Lina Nurmalina
Director: Viva Westi Datuk
Producer: Rohaya Said
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rohaya Said
Sound: Hadrianus Eko Sunu
Editor: Andhy Pulung Widagdo
Design: Feri Deswandi
Synopsis:
Rita, who lives with an abusive husband, needs to find a way to break free. When another guy confess that he loves Rita. Rita suddenly has an idea to create a happiness in life.
Jakarta Institute of the Art / FFTV (IKJ) Indonesia 12
53-54 GUILTLESS
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Guillermo Arriaga
Director: Santiago Arriaga, Mariana Arriaga
Producer: Federico Fábregas, Santiago Arriaga
Animator: n/a
DOP: Leslie Montero
Sound: Javier Umpierrez
Editor: Patricio Marín
Design: Nancy Martínez
Synopsis:
A 21 year old boy gets an aggressive lung cancer and asks his older brother to help him end his pain in a very unorthodox way.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 11
53-54 LÉO
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Julian Alexander
Director: Julian Alexander
Producer: Pilar Cartró Benavides
Animator: n/a
DOP: Luis Zarzo Escabias
Sound: Liam Gilchrist
Editor: Luis Zarzo Escabias
Design: Milda Baginskaite
Synopsis:
Desperate to make money, Léo accepts a job smuggling a refugee couple through France. However, Léo and the couple have separate expectations concerning their destination. He’s forced to confront the couple, his boss, and himself in order to understand how far he is really willing to go for these people he never intended to help.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 11
55-57 CITY HERO
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Cristian Ulloa
Director: Federico Rodríguez Seveso
Producer: Juan Cruz Voiro
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yazmin Quiroga
Sound: Iván Primosich
Editor: Nicolás Uriarte
Design: Camila Pérez
Synopsis:
Luis, a pizza master, is in love with Elisa, but a world of pimp and thughs stands between them. Through the teachings of the least expected one, he must become a heroe and regain his beloved.
National School of Film Experimentation and Production (ENERC) Argentina 10
55-57 EL NIÑO
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Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier
Director: Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier
Producer: Liv Bunting
Animator: n/a
DOP: Liv Bunting
Sound: Dylan Timtschenko
Editor: Dylan Timtschenko
Design: Maddie Latomanski
Synopsis:
An Argentinian migrant living in Australia, drives her teenage son to the city to meet his father for the first time.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 10
55-57 NOTHING WILL REMAIN
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Maureen Zanetti
Director: Maureen Zanetti
Producer: Maureen Zanetti
Animator: n/a
DOP: Florian Berthellot
Sound: Jeremy De Fazio
Editor: Maureen Zanetti, Julien Sans
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Alicia is in her sixties. She gradually notices that she is losing her memory. Without telling her husband John of her intentions, she goes back to her family house which was abandoned long ago. While in the house Alicia relives childhood memories and remembers a traumatic event which confronts her with what is happening to her.
ENSAV France 10
58-60 PAN
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Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Anna Roller, Wouter Wirth
Director: Anna Roller
Producer: Joachim Köglmeier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Felix Pflieger
Sound: Marcus Fass, Tobias Rehm
Editor: Anna Roller, Elena Schmidt
Design: Lena Muller, Laura Goetz
Synopsis:
Juno dreams of PAN, the ghost of the forest. At a techno party she meets him: the real PAN, a normal guy, loved by all the girls. Juno goes on a hunt: to get PAN.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 9
58-60 THE LAST SUMMERS
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Ricardo Esparragoza, Omar Robles
Director: Ricardo Esparragoza
Producer: José Villanueva
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ernesto Trujillo
Sound: Rubí J. Pérez, José Villanueva
Editor: Omar Robles
Design: Renata Amaris
Synopsis:
Diego, an introverted teenager, travels with his family to the house on the beach where he spent all the summers of his childhood. The house has collapsed and the family intends to sell it.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 9
58-60 TWENTY MINUTES
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Johanna Saariluoma
Director: Oisin Byrne
Producer: Paula Hamalainen, Linde Geerinck
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jordan Williams
Sound: Rory Cargill
Editor: Victoria Jazwecka
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A first person survivor account of the emotional and psychological impact of sexual assault. Based on the 2016 public victim impact statement of Emily Doe in the Stanford rape case.
National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI) United Kingdom 9
61-63 QATARAT
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Oussama Oussouss
Director: Oussama Oussouss
Producer: ESAV Marrakech
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mouad Fahmi
Sound: Yassine Laadnani
Editor: Anna Faury
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Hakim (13 years) has his first wet dream during Ramadan. He decides to fast, like an adult. But he couldn’t achieve his fasting that day, neither could he admit it to his parents, therefore he became ashamed.
Marrakech School of Visual Arts (ESAVM) Morocco 8
61-63 STRANDED
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Moïra Himmelsbach
Director: Moïra Himmelsbach
Producer: Moïra Himmelsbach, Vanessa Linnemann
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yves Itzek, Deniss Kacs
Sound: Patrick Leuchter, Till Schaarschmidt
Editor: Moïra Himmelsbach, Ian Purnell
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Four women, four stories about every day struggles. An episodic film about lack of communication.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 8
61-63 WHITE CARNATIONS
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Tang Wan Xin
Director: Tang Wan Xin
Producer: Engku M. Iqbal
Animator: n/a
DOP: James Hia
Sound: Nur Bibiyana Binte Hussain
Editor: Rajeswari Vikiraman
Design: Nikko Koh May May
Synopsis:
While trying her best to get her son with special needs to a mainstream primary school, a humiliated single mother struggles with her resentments against her only child when he obstructs her plan.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 8
64-68 500 RUPEES
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Shashwat Gandhi
Director: Shashwat Gandhi
Producer: Whistling Woods International
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bhavya Jogani
Sound: Krishna Bagla
Editor: Ayush Sapra
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Sarita, an innocent teenage girl who lives in a dinghy chawl of 1990s Bombay works as part-time prostitute. She seems oblivious to the grim reality of her job and focuses on the prospect of enjoying the car rides her rich customers offer when they pick her up. One day, three men pick her up in a car and try to make advances on her but more often than not the situation gets diffused with her charm. She is playful, fun loving and cheerful like any teenage girl and quite different from the stereotypical imager
Whistling Woods International (WWI) India 7
64-68 EYES SHUT
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Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Otilia Casteels
Director: Léopold Legrand
Producer: INSAS/ ATELIER DE RÉALISATION
Animator: n/a
DOP: Felix Moy
Sound: Barabara Juniot
Editor: Romain Waterlot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Emile floats. Stretched out on the surface of the water. His head immersed, the young man holds his breath. Outside his mother is dying of cancer.
INSAS Belgium 7
64-68 RIFT
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Claire Toonen
Director: Quentin Curzan
Producer: Hannah Ngo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jake Blackburn
Sound: Benjamin Morris
Editor: Brenton Cooney
Design: Marnie Allen
Synopsis:
Two indigenous teenage girls find their friendship put to the test when external influences begin to pull them in different directions. Rift explores the subtle influence of indigenous culture, the pressure of choices and the rift that threatens a delicate young female friendship.
WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University Australia 7
64-68 SHADES
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Dri Sommer
Director: Dri Sommer
Producer: Abraham Bengio, Jason Thomas, Addison Sharp
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jesse Sanchez-Strauss
Sound: Tommy Wakefield
Editor: Tommy Wakefield
Design: Ketti Shum
Synopsis:
A chance encounter between a beautiful drifter and a cynical gas station clerk results in a night that neither of them will ever forget. (Note: this film was shot from dual perspectives -this is "her" perspective)
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 7
64-68 STITCHES
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Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Laavania Krishna
Director: Laavania Krishna
Producer: Han Lihui
Animator: n/a
DOP: Izzul Hakim
Sound: Maximilian Liang
Editor: Julian Hong
Design: Nur Aainaa Bte Shamsul Jalala
Synopsis:
Thaiyal revolves around of a single mother and her son. The mother finds out that her son is been tormented by bully in school and with the very little that she has, she helps him with the most that she can.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 7
69-74 A TIME TO GLANCE
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Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Dorian Lacroix, Victoria Roblin
Director: Victoria Roblin
Producer: Stéfane Pierrat
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexis Leclére
Sound: Victor Pigree
Editor: Fei Gao
Design: Manon Bertrand
Synopsis:
For the first time since their break, Lylia meets Johan. Time of a look, she travels through her memories.
International Institute of Image and Sound (3IS) France 6
69-74 EMMA
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Clara Lezama
Director: Clara Lezama
Producer: José Luis Trinidad
Animator: n/a
DOP: Karen Antunes
Sound: Sabina Somacal
Editor: Margarita Grasso
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A young girl arrives at a hotel escaping from something, but far from feeling secure. Everything there feeds paranoia.
Film School of Uruguay (ECU) Uruguay 6
69-74 EVERYDAY
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Lutz Rödig
Director: Lutz Rödig
Producer: Christopher Albrodt
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sabine Stephan
Sound: Jeannine Compère
Editor: Jeannine Compère
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Bachelor party, waiting room rush-hour. In this composition of small everyday cruelties, the city becomes an asylum where it's who is a visitor and who is a patient. And while the dust settles on every building, it becomes clear: No way leads back home.
ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 6
69-74 FEEL IT
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Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Malin Englund
Director: Malin Englund
Producer: Malin Englund
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fanny Linander
Sound: Petter Nilsson, Carl Fellgren
Editor: Malin Englund, Kim Sundbeck
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Hanna just moved in with her girlfriend and should be happier than ever. How ever, at the housewarming party she gets second thoughts. Can she truly be herself in this relationship?
Valand Academy Sweden 6
69-74 MEDDY
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Ted Sakowsky, Ed Sakowsky, Omar Bishir
Director: Ted Sakowsky
Producer: Ted Sakowsky, Ed Sakowsky
Animator: Ted Sakowsky
DOP: Andrew Morel
Sound: Vladimir Bilenjki, Mariana Urrutia
Editor: Ted Sakowsky
Design: Christina Chow
Synopsis:
This compelling and heart-wrenching drama offers a unique glimpse into the quiet life of Sam, a lonely young gamer, who is forced to face her insecurities and fear of losing her online friends
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 6
69-74 MR. UNIVERSE
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Nimrod Itkin
Director: Nimrod Itkin
Producer: Hadar Balas
Animator: n/a
DOP: Or Dotan
Sound: Shahar Guy
Editor: Nadav Porat Chomsky
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Ilan is a drunk taxi driver. On Valentine's Day he decides to surprise his former lover with a bouquet of flowers. But instead of meeting her he meets her new guy. Bruised and hurt, Ilan returns to work, but this time his lover surprises him.
Beit Berl College / Faculty of Arts (Beit Berl) Israel 6
75-76 ANIMAL
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Pedro Takahashi
Director: Alexander Cole
Producer: Polly Rosier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pedro Takahashi
Sound: Thomas Whitehead
Editor: Robert Kirkwood
Design: Eleonora Scoccimarro
Synopsis:
After making a devastating discovery in the forest, Rose stumbles into a world where morals no longer seem to apply. Everyone has an animal living within them; the forest unearths it.
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 5
75-76 FOULEK
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Patrick Muroni
Director: Patrick Muroni
Producer: Lionel Baier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Léo Lefèvre
Sound: Timothée Zurbuchen
Editor: Thomas Robineau
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Niels, a twenty-year-old young man, rediscovers a friend became professional rap artist.
Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne (ECAL) Switzerland 5
77-85 DIALECT
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Gurgulia David
Director: Gurgulia David
Producer: Giorgi Tetiashvili
Animator: n/a
DOP: David Chxaidze
Sound: Otar Bregvadze
Editor: Irakli Gurgenidze
Design: Tamar Photskhishvili
Synopsis:
Sound designer Mithras is sent on a mission to record a “divine language”, spoken by children residing in a “sacred reserve”. At first Mithras is perplexed by ancient “mute customs” of highlands. But, after a while he starts to fit in perfectly, everything in the “reserve” was awaiting him…
Theatre and Film Georgia State University Georgia 4
77-85 DISCONNECTION
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Zhang Hangshuo
Director: Zhang Hangshuo
Producer: Zhang Shoubai, Zhang Mingzhi, Zhang Hangshuo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Zhang Kuan, Tang Hongyi
Sound: Gang Yang
Editor: Zhang Hangshuo
Design: Zhang Hangshuo, Yu Yibo, Tang Hongyi
Synopsis:
Inspiration comes from real events. The hero, Lin Bingxin, is an ordinary student of the University. He often borrows a bright red car from family. At about two o'clock one afternoon, Lin Bingxin received a phone call from his mother and asked him if he had recently committed anything. Then, another student sent him a Weibo ID for "Everyman" micro-blog information screenshots. It turned out that a car crash near the factory earlier today, a red car hit a pregnant woman and drove away. Micro-blog users "Ever
Communication University of China (CUC) China 4
77-85 DOWN IS THE NEW UP
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Camille Cabbabe
Director: Camille Cabbabe
Producer: Camille Cabbabe
Animator: n/a
DOP: Manal Zakharia
Sound: Nadim Helou
Editor: Camille Cabbabe
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An ambitious documentary film-maker and his crew shoot the last hours of a solitary man who has decided to suicide at the dawn.
ALBA Lebanon 4
77-85 EMOTIONAL CRACK
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Efughi Peace, Francis Becky Akunne
Director: Eldad Onyedikachi Onyeama
Producer: Orji-Okoro Mmerechi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jude Adie Betiang
Sound: Patrick Uwasomba
Editor: Eldad Onyedikachi Onyeama
Design: Onoja Emmanuel
Synopsis:
In many African cultures, when a couple fails to bear children, it is often blamed on the woman. This is the story of Monica.
NTA Television College (NTA) Nigeria 4
77-85 FATHER
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Tomislav Šoban
Director: Tomislav Šoban
Producer: Adrijana Dimić
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sara Bernarda Moritz
Sound: Emma Teur
Editor: Ivana Perčinlić
Design: Tea Truta
Synopsis:
The father spirals into resentment and agitation towards his son after his trespass.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 4
77-85 GI
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Kunjila
Director: Kunjila
Producer: SRFTI
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rakesh Dharan
Sound: Kalhan Raina
Editor: Ritka Poddar
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
GI lives with Appachan, her grand father. She and he dealing with different realities. Appachan is losing some memories and delving into world GI unfamilier with.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 4
77-85 GOOD AFTERNOON
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: YOHEI Yamazaki
Director: AKIRA Yamamoto
Producer: KENGO Watanabe
Animator: n/a
DOP: LI Ziyao
Sound: SOMA Orikasa
Editor: DAI Zhoujie
Design: CHINATSU Hori
Synopsis:
Issei (35) and Yumi visit the Yumi's older sister Yamashita Rie (39)' s family in Tokyo. They haven’t seen each other recently. One incident triggers a discussion about which family will care for their father, Morio, in his old age, a topic which has not been broached until now.
Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) Japan 4
77-85 THE KILLING LOOK
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Marie-Sara THISY
Director: Valentin COSTE, Florent BEAUDOT
Producer: ESEC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Stéphane SCHOPP
Sound: Jordan CALBRY, Pierre CARRASCO, Augustin SALDJIAN
Editor: Jacques ROULLIER
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When Victor, the king of thieves, meets Zoé, a careless young woman, it is love at first sight! But not for the good reason : Zoé expects Victor to be blind ...A few weeks later, Zoé decides to present her new lover to her father, Jacques. Under his gentleman-like appearance, Jacques hides in fact a most terrifying secret ...
Ecole Supérieure d'études Cinématographiques (ESEC) France 4
77-85 VITA FORTUNA
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Tuuli Hostikka
Director: Ilona Hiltunen
Producer: Ilona Hiltunen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rosa Mukala
Sound: Kristian Vieri
Editor: Nelli Kampman
Design: Essi Hyrkki
Synopsis:
One of the ordinarily boring mornings Mirkku gets a phone call, which promises to fix all the imperfections of her life.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 4
86 HOLOCAUSTS. AND NOTHING IS LIKE BEFORE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Denise Liardet, Mattia Monticelli, Giulio Pettenò, Michel Voisin
Director: Denise Liardet, Mattia Monticelli, Giulio Pettenò, Michel Voisin
Producer: Antonio Librera, Giorgio Lurà, Mattia Monticelli, Edoardo Nerboni
Animator: Abed Kawsarani
DOP: Giada Cappa, Heorhiy Honcharov, Abed Kawsarani, Nicolas Prieur
Sound: Heorhiy Honcharov, Edoardo Nerboni, Matteo Verda
Editor: Etienne Del Biaggio, Mattia Monticelli, Michelle Puttini
Design: Giulia Debartolomei, Denise Liardet, Gioele Pozzi
Synopsis:
There is room for memories and empathy. In the film testimonies of the victims of different kinds of holocausts and genocides are real, truthful, alive. The mosaic of their voices arises over the original historical events and creates a universal language, where terrible events are symbolically represented through evocative images.
Academy of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) Switzerland 3
87-93 BLIND MOUTH
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Leong, Siew Hong
Director: Leong, Siew Hong
Producer: Lovelyn, Ng Kha Shuen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tan, Seng Kiat
Sound: Ou, Chien-Chi
Editor: Chew, Chin-Wai, Leong, Siew Hong
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Father works as an assistant to doctors who seal every child’s mouth. He’s worried that his daughter’s secret would be discovered.
National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA) Taiwan 2
87-93 IN CORP.
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Marcell Andristyak
Director: Marcell Andristyak
Producer: Janos Szirtes, Peter Fazakas
Animator: Marcell Andristyak
DOP: Marcell Andristyak
Sound: Abel Szakacs
Editor: Marcell Andristyak
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The subject of IN Corp. is the modification of the human body and mind. It is addressing this subject through promotional movies for fictional organ and body accessories approaching the Utopian human condition of transhumanism in a quasi-scientific manner. The advertised products aim to (re)establish a physiological, individual and inter-personal harmony by reinterpreting our lost abilities.
Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem (MOME Afghanistan 2
87-93 LADY PLUM
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Grayson Goga
Director: Grayson Goga
Producer: Gabriel Valbuena
Animator: n/a
DOP: Robert Bevis
Sound: Grayson Saxer
Editor: Patrick Saxer
Design: Anthony Romaguera
Synopsis:
Before she became a mother at 17, Sylvia was a promising competitive swimmer. She has been separated from her young daughter, Plum, for three years now, but she’s hellbent on retrieving her from the man responsible for her own grim childhood: her father.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 2
87-93 MERRY GO ROUND
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Jaco Van Bosch, Mark Haines
Director: Jaco Van Bosch
Producer: Caleb Lazarus
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vincent Boonzaaier
Sound: Jaco Van Bosch
Editor: Claudio Leitao
Design: Lauren Boy
Synopsis:
When a regretful university student meets his time travelling older self, their attempts to perfect a date with their secret crush is hindered by the older self's neglect of the truth behind the circumstances of his presence.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 2
87-93 RED
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Martin Janoušek
Director: Martin Janoušek
Producer: Kamila Bialešová
Animator: n/a
DOP: Martin Kubalec
Sound: Radek Kuboš
Editor: Martin Janoušek
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A shy adolescent Adam cope with his fate of an unseen mother as well as with neverending knowledge of the universe. His study of astrophysics and desire for knowledge in other disciplines does not give him enough answers to basic questions of life, and hence he creates his own world - the red room where he meets a familiar girl. She is able to answer all his questions ...
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 2
87-93 REFILL
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Isabel Fernández
Director: Isabel Fernández
Producer: Salvatore Delpi
Animator: Isabel Fernández, Mauricio Llerena
DOP: Kevin Armendariz
Sound: Mauricio Llerena
Editor: Isabel Fernández, Mauricio Llerena
Design: Salvatore Delpi
Synopsis:
Milo is 24 years old and works in a cafeteria, he and his co-worker, Iris, have had relationships for some time, but they have not formalized anything yet. When Milo receives a text message from Iris, he begins to wonder what they really are.
Advanced Institute of Film and Acting (INCINE) Ecuador 2
87-93 THE RIGHT CUT
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Alberto Failli, Alessandro Frigerio
Director: Mattia Fazzari
Producer: Arianna Dolini
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alberto Cammarano
Sound: Gabrjeie Cardullo, Giacomo Beltrami, Matteo Gaetani
Editor: Nicolas Redolfi, Angela Anzelmo
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In an elegant restaurant, a client refuses his meat, complaining for a mistake in the cut. This provokes the hanger of the chef and a quarrel between the two. When the chef follow the man outside the restaurant, he discovers that he's the victim of a cooking deceit.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 2
94-98 78.4
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Pedro Marques
Director: Tiago Amorim
Producer: Daniel Tavares
Animator: n/a
DOP: Pedro Marques
Sound: João Tenera
Editor: Miguel Branquinho
Design: Maria Eiriz
Synopsis:
Manuel, a young broadcaster in an 80s pirate radio, thinks about leaving this project, when he finds out that his friend and colleague will leave him and their pirate radio to start working at an official radio.
Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC) Portugal 1
94-98 IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT…
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Sophie Kurpershoek
Director: Sophie Kurpershoek
Producer: Sophie Kurpershoek, Marieke Bolle
Animator: n/a
DOP: Xavier Van D’huynslager
Sound: Ruben de Winther, Michel Coquette
Editor: Pieter De Naegel
Design: Khaël Touag, Laura Eyckmans
Synopsis:
In a desolate landscape a disillusioned artist meets a sober geologist, and quickly they form a strong connection. Their lives seem temporarily idyllic until the real world sticks its head up again.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 1
94-98 NOCTURNAL RATS
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Miguel Gallego
Director: Miguel Gallego
Producer: Guillermo Robayo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Astrid Useche
Sound: Pablo Martínez Cusgüen
Editor: Miguel Gallego
Design: Milo Marthe
Synopsis:
Stiven, a cowardly thief, convinces Yeimy, the mother of his son, to commit their ‘last robbery’ not knowing everything is going to fail.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 1
94-98 QUEEN OF OASIS
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Lena Fakler
Director: Lynn Oona Baur
Producer: Philipp Haeberlin (Creative Producer)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Philip Matoušek
Sound: Yannick Rehder, TONIK Studio
Editor: Martin Narr
Design: Nadja Götze
Synopsis:
At a war-damaged block of buildings, Manal encounters Dima. Dima holds out there, transforming the cruel reality with the power of her childlike imagination. Manal is fleeing from the war. When Dima is jeopardized, Manal is forced to face her fears.
Hamburg Media School (HMS) Germany 1
94-98 SEX, PIPE AND OMLETTE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Ana-Maria Comanescu, Andrei Hufuleac, adapted from The Great Switcheroo by Roald Dahll
Director: Ana-Maria Comanescu
Producer: Carla Fotea
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tudor Platon
Sound: lulian-Cristian Nunu
Editor: Patricia Chelaru
Design: Adeline-Andreea Badescu
Synopsis:
Victor feels attracted to Filip's wife. Filip feels attracted to Victor's wife. Victor and Filip are next-door neighbours, not to mention good friends.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 1
99-120 ADA'S DEPARTURE
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Louise Vandeginste
Director: Louise Vandeginste
Producer: n/a
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marc Leyval
Sound: César Boucheton, Antoine Goarant
Editor: Louise Vandeginste
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Some days in Ada’s life, a young woman who is struggling with addiction.
ENS Louis-Lumière France 0
99-120 ANJA GANJA
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Peter Bizjak
Director: Peter Bizjak
Producer: Jožica Blatnik (UL AGRFT)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Boj Nuvak
Sound: Peter Žerovnik
Editor: Jakob Hreščak
Design: Neža Zinajić
Synopsis:
Anja has to reconsider her love life, because her pothead boyfriend seems more and more plant-like.
UL AGRFT Slovenia 0
99-120 BATHROOM STORIES
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Kaya Pakaslahti
Director: Kaya Pakaslahti
Producer: Daniela Holm
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sophie Feldt
Sound: Magdalena Silin
Editor: Sophie Feldt, Sofia Ek
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Hilda is unemployed and Lo is working at a nursing home. They are privileged losers but in the bathroom the roommates can exist on their own terms, where judgemental voices and the norms of the patriarchy cannot reach. Nude and cheeky, honest and powerful. The unique story about Hilda and Lo investigates what it is like to be a young woman in 2017 – this time in an intimate environment we all know and visit daily.
ARCADA University of Applied Sciences Department of Culture and Communication / Media Culture Finland Finland 0
99-120 BEAUTIFUL LIFE
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Tran Quang Khai
Director: Tran Quang Khai
Producer: Le Manh Hung
Animator: n/a
DOP: Bui Chi Quang
Sound: Dao Xuan Loc
Editor: Tran Quang Khai, Bui Chi Quang
Design: Le Due Son
Synopsis:
The dream and imaginative life of a young man.
Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema Vietnam 0
99-120 HAKKIL
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Gédéon C. DJOGBENOU
Director: Gédéon C. DJOGBENOU
Producer: ISMA
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lariaus Mignoin HOUNVO
Sound: Didier GUEDOU
Editor: Olivier KPOSSA
Design: Arnold SETOHOU
Synopsis:
After running away and rejecting his responsibilities, Abdoul a young man got caught in his own race by its own conscience.
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 0
99-120 HAREVAN
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Marilou Caraveccha-Pelletier
Director: Marilou Caraveccha-Pelletier
Producer: Elise Bois, UQAM
Animator: n/a
DOP: Marianne Fortier
Sound: Marie-Pier Grignon
Editor: Marie-Pier Grignon
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Determined to leave the family cocoon, Clemence is settling in the big city. Constrained by her shyness, she is struggling to build relationships with others. When her neighbor asks her for help, she finds herself spending time with an old Armenian woman. In this intimate relationship, she will learn to open to others, and by the same occasion, she will get in touch with her emotions and free herself more.
University of Québec Montréal / School of Media (UQAM) Canada 0
99-120 HELE KALEI
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Kelsie Greene
Director: Kelsie Greene
Producer: Dymond Cabildo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sawyer Chesnut-Pinto
Sound: Keith Taylor
Editor: Dymond Cabildo
Design: Anela Ling
Synopsis:
Hele Kalei is a quirky coming-of-age film that follows Kalei, a self-conscious woman who struggles to hide a secret passion for taiko drumming from her oppressive mother. When the opportunity to perform in Tokyo arises, Kalei must choose between continuing to lie to those around her and dancing to the beat of her own drum.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 0
99-120 LANDING
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: WONG So-sim
Director: WONG Kam
Producer: CHAK Hoi-ling
Animator: n/a
DOP: JANG Jihun
Sound: YANG Zhi-chao
Editor: LEE Ka-yan
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Man Ho, who has always been taken care of, is being forced to face a reality that she has tried to escape since the sudden death of her mother. All ruthless realities conspire to push her into an abyss of hopelessness…
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts / School of Film and Television (HKAPA) Hong Kong 0
99-120 LE GRAND JETÉ
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Cédric Ernoult
Director: Cédric Ernoult
Producer: Fachhochschule Dortmund, Cédric Ernoult, Florian Högerle
Animator: Felix Brüggen
DOP: Felix Christ
Sound: Florian Högerele
Editor: Cédric Ernoult, Felix Müller
Design: Darko Petrovic
Synopsis:
In Germany, Jakob, a young dancer from Nigeria is caught without valid identification. From now on everything turns strange: a wall, growing thicker, emerges between his old life and himself. Cornered, he dares one last act of liberation.
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts Germany 0
99-120 LOTUS
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Director: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Producer: HO Lok Wun
Animator: n/a
DOP: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Sound: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Editor: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Design: LEE Tak Chu, Touch
Synopsis:
The story is about how the main cast Rou faces his sins. He chooses to wear a religion coat, but it still cannot hide his evil inside his heart.
Academy of Film / Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong 0
99-120 MIGRATION TO THE YESTERDAY
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Berk Baysal
Director: Berk Baysal
Producer: Berk Baysal, Efe Keser, Tolga Yildiz
Animator: n/a
DOP: Efe Keser
Sound: Berk Baysal, Efe Keser
Editor: Berk Baysal, Efe Keser
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Kenan finds a way out of his boredom by relieving his memories.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 0
99-120 P.X.O.
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Katleho Shabalala
Director: Kagiso Mokgale, Kaabelo Shirinde
Producer: Thato Maluleke
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kagiso Mkhabela
Sound: Katlego Katjedi
Editor: Thato Maluleke
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Secrecy surroundsresearch on the fatal PXO virus that is wiping out South African citizens.
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 0
99-120 POSSESSED
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Ariel Pariente
Director: Ariel Pariente
Producer: Yael & Baruch Rosenstein
Animator: n/a
DOP: Yonatan Shehoah
Sound: Mitch Clyman
Editor: Aner Tausig
Design: Joshua Trachtman
Synopsis:
Sami, a son of Jewish Tunisian immigrants in israel of the 90s, feels deprived by his father, and envies his younger brother. The two boys go to the movies, and return home different. One is possessed, and the other feels guilty.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 0
99-120 PUZZLED
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Oresti Zeneli
Director: Oresti Zeneli
Producer: AFMM
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ardit Muhaxhiri
Sound: n/a
Editor: Ardit Muhaxhiri, Oresti Zeneli
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a small city, crossed encounters of characters who don’t even know they are all related. Not all is what it seems
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 0
99-120 RIVERMENT
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Shayla Racquel, Israel Daramola
Director: Shayla Racquel
Producer: Mitra I. Arthur, Lindsey Sitz
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ross Godwin
Sound: Oliver Getz Rodahl
Editor: Shayla Racquel, Jay Sweet
Design: Yildiz Yilmaz
Synopsis:
A former Civil Rights activist fears for the safety of her granddaughter who is determined to follow her footsteps in activism.
American University United States 0
99-120 ROOF
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Henry Potts
Director: Henry Potts
Producer: Billie Forbes
Animator: n/a
DOP: Connor Redmond
Sound: Nick Ager
Editor: Henry Potts
Design: Francesca Knaggs
Synopsis:
A short Drama film exploring the possible date-rape of a young woman and the impact this has on her and her two friends.
University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom 0
99-120 SEEK ANOTHER LAND
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Phillip Leteka
Director: Phillip Leteka
Producer: Ian Ladd, Phillip Leteka
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jacob Mallin
Sound: Brian Langman
Editor: Fraaz Khan
Design: Susie Cody
Synopsis:
In a very patriarchal, fundamentalist family, a son-in-law defies his father-in-law by seeking medicinal help for his dying wife. Set in an unidentified time and place, but based on a true story from another culture, Seek Another Land portrays the potential dire consequences of ignorance and blind faith.
School of Film and Animation, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 0
99-120 SURREAL HOSPITAL
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: James Chatwin
Director: James Chatwin
Producer: Claire Stevens
Animator: n/a
DOP: George Perry
Sound: Claire Stevens, James Chitin
Editor: James Lee Warner
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The world is falling apart - so are they.
Falmouth University United Kingdom 0
99-120 THE RETURN OF ERNESTO PAGÁN
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Story: Juan C. Linares & Hernán Olivera, Screenwriter: Hernán Olivera
Director: Hernán Olivera
Producer: Juan C. Linares
Animator: n/a
DOP: Michael Gleeson
Sound: Hernán Olivera, John Draughon
Editor: Priscilla Perez
Design: Marisel Fox Rodriguez
Synopsis:
A man returns to his hometown to attend the funeral of his younger brother, only to find out his corpse has been transformed into a dancing dummy.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 0
99-120 THE SUN OF IPANEMA
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: David Orea, JL Aceytuno
Director: Victor Vicente Villavicencio Potella
Producer: ECAM; Carlos Alonso Díaz
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jorge Rojas Menéndez, Rigel Pomares Amaré
Sound: Mateo Menéndez Herrero
Editor: Sara Cobos
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A family visit to the supermarket in a sunny afternoon. But the hallway of the supermarket is very different from the hallway where Luis hangs around. Everything seems to be fine. But and unexpected object forces Nieves to confront the reality and problems of their marriage.
ECAM (The Madrid Film School) Spain 0
99-120 UNDERCURRENT
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Cookie Moon
Director: Cookie Moon, Reut Akkerman
Producer: Cookie Moon
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomer Zmora
Sound: Ziv Barashi
Editor: Cookie Moon
Design: Cookie Moon
Synopsis:
Cookie and Josef are inseparable siblings. Cookie tries to resemble Josef in an attempt to perpetuate their childhood bond. Josef escapes her claustrophobia when he meets Noga. Cookie, left alone, turns her infantile attempt into a creative project that ultimately lifts her to independence.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 0
99-120 VERA
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Natasha Wendhausen, Marcus Homsi
Director: Natasha Wendhausen
Producer: Luiz Severiano Ribeiro
Animator: Natasha Wendhausen, Marcus Homsi
DOP: Marianne De Sá Pereira
Sound: Marcos Wunder, Henrique Maciel
Editor: Marianne De Sá Pereira, Leonardo Berman, Natasha Wendhausen
Design: Luiz Severiano Ribeiro
Synopsis:
Vera tells the story of a little girl raised by her grandfather, Arnaldo, and their playful routine is interrupted when Teresa, her grandfather's girlfriend, reveals that she will move to another city. Arnaldo, then, finds himself in a dilemma: leaving his granddaughter under the care of his mother and traveling with Teresa or letting her travel alone?
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) Afghanistan 0


Documentary

Place Title School Country Points
1 FIND FIX FINISH
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Sylvain Cruiziat, Bogumyla Zhluktenko
Director: Sylvain Cruiziat, Bogumyla Zhluktenko
Producer: Veronika Faistbauer, Mariella Santibanez, Sylvain Cruiziat, Bogumyla Zhluktenko, HFF
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nikolai Huber
Sound: Philip Hutter
Editor: Sophie Oldenbourg
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Find Fix Finish delves into the accounts of three military drone pilots as they tell the intimate story of the lives they observe on a day-to-day basis.
University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) Germany 74
2 APOLLO JAVAKHETI
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Bakar Cherkezishvili
Director: Bakar Cherkezishvili
Producer: Julien Diebel, Bakar Cherkezishvili
Animator: n/a
DOP: Julien Diebel
Sound: Beso Kacharava
Editor: Bakar Cherkezishvili
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Bandura is growing up with his single mother in the Georgian region of Javakheti. The climate is harsh, the roads are bad and the views are gray and rocky, he wants to travel to the moon. Between his daily duties, he begins to build an actual rocket and to plan out his future. By selling sheep, he can make enough money to catch a boat to the United States, where he can start asking around about where to study to become a space traveler..
Theatre and Film Georgia State University (TAFU) Georgia 65
3 THE MEN BEHIND THE WALL
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Inés Moldavsky
Producer: Inés Moldavsky
Animator: n/a
DOP: Inés Moldavsky
Sound: Keren Or Bitton
Editor: Inés Moldavsky
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Ines, an Israeli woman from Tel Aviv, the creator of the film and the main protagonist, makes contact with men from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through dating websites and apps.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 52
4 THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Efim Graboy
Director: Efim Graboy
Producer: Talia Ashuach Salomon
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniel Binsted
Sound: Rotem Dror
Editor: Efim Graboy
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An intimate investigation of World War II soviet veteran, 92 years old Newsak Weis or as he prefers, just uncle Nusya. The mission is to discover a real person under the armor of medals and the role model of hero.
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television (TAU) Israel 51
5-6 AN UNFORGETTABLE FAREWELL
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Cláudio de Oliveira Marques
Producer: Denise van den Hoek, Bente Mars
Animator: n/a
DOP: Michel Rosendaal
Sound: Ruben Dekker, Karlijn Hendriksen
Editor: Nikki Gorissen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When you lose a loved one to suicide, you're often left behind with plenty of unanswered questions. This film follows the process of Claudio, who unexpectedly lost his best friend on new year's Eve. Hoping to find answers, he talks with people how they deal with suicide and their loved ones who consider this.
Netherlands Film Academy (NFA) Netherlands 44
5-6 HANDOUT
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Vedrana Music
Director: Vedrana Music
Producer: Vedrana Music
Animator: n/a
DOP: Vedrana Music
Sound: Nicholas Redmond
Editor: Vedrana Music
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Zeljka Reljan-Music makes her way out of Sarajevo with the first UN Convoy taking mothers and children to Belgrade in 1992. When soldiers give out sweets at a stop along the way, Zeljka decides she must take one home for her daughter.
Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) Australia 44
7 ALL THAT GROWS
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Milena Grujić
Director: Milena Grujić
Producer: Wang Jiayi
Animator: n/a
DOP: Milena Grujić
Sound: n/a
Editor: Milena Grujić
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An 11 year old girl in Changsha prepares to be an Olympic champion. Her thorough understanding of trainings and daily life shows us both sides of a childhood dedicated to the nation.
Faculty of Dramatic Arts (FDU) Serbia 39
8 THE SHIFT
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Elivia Shaw, Paloma Martinez
Producer: Paloma Martinez, Elivia Shaw
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paloma Martinez, Elivia Shaw
Sound: Elivia Shaw, Paloma Martinez
Editor: Elivia Shaw, Paloma Martinez
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
As dusk descends across the San Francisco Bay the 911 dispatchers prepare for the busiest time of the day, the swing shift. In a fluorescent call center, 25 civilians hold our lives in their hands while the citizens chum outside unaware of the toll it inflicts on the people in charge of getting us through a crisis.
Stanford University United States 38
9 THE LAST PRIOR
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Tereza Vágnerová
Director: Tereza Vágnerová, Petr Januschka
Producer: Juliana Rychlíková
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomáš Fišer
Sound: Ielyzaveta Nazarenko
Editor: Tereza Vágnerová
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The Last Prior is a tragicomical portrait of people working in the last unreconstructed socialist department store Prior. This perfectly preserved piece of socialist culture and aesthetics houses many strange characters that are themselves stuck in time of the store’s biggest fame. Today, they feel left out, frustrated and nostalgic. The film humorously captures a bizarre atmosphere of this forgotten place and reflects a specific mood of a post-totalitarian society.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 36
10 UNSPEAKABLE
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Kate Stonehill
Producer: Kate Stonehill
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ronnie McQuillan
Sound: Adam Woodhams
Editor: Conor Meechan
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In 2015, the British government issued a press release calling for universities to do more to tackle extremism. The document identified six men as examples of 'radical' speakers who have expressed views that are ''contrary to British values' and who should therefore be silenced.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 35
11 THE DREAMER
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Krasimir Kalushev
Director: Krasimir Kalushev
Producer: NATFA
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alexander Dobrev
Sound: n/a
Editor: Veselin Gerginov
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Nikolay Bozhikov is suffering from Muscular Dystrophy. Despite the fact that he is completely immobilized, he doesn’t surrender and continues his fight for life. Supported with much love by his relatives and forgotten by the state, he calls himself a dreamer and wants to realize as many dreams as possible.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 33
12-13 GRANNY
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Juli Michl
Director: Juli Michl
Producer: Miklós Bosnyák
Animator: n/a
DOP: Juli Michl
Sound: Andor Horváth, Bálint Zándoki
Editor: Juli Michl
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Juli sets out to make a documentary interviewing her grandma about her turbulent childhood during WW2 and Communism. The interviews end when the family learns Granny has terminal cancer - but the camera keeps rolling.
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest (SzFE) Hungary 31
12-13 NIGHTFALL
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Agnes Xinyang Meng
Director: Agnes Xinyang Meng
Producer: DocNomads EMMC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Agnes Xinyang Meng
Sound: Elsa Ferreira, João Alves
Editor: Agnes Xinyang Meng, Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A village isolated in the rocky mountains of northeastern Portugal. At the end of the day the villagers gather to tell stories about things that have happened, or maybe not ... The legends and stories they tell are inspired by the latent awe for the unknown in the surrounding wild.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 31
14 THE ROOT OF THE OAK
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Yesendi Zataráin, Daniel Hernández
Director: Yesendi Zataráin, Daniel Hernández
Producer: Gabriela Ruvalcaba Rentería, Boris Goldenblank
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniel Hernández
Sound: Yesendi Zataráin
Editor: Yesendi Zataráin, Daniel Hernández
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Tatei Niwetsika is a small student community sheltered by the mountains of the Sierra Wixarika north of Jalisco in Mexico.Children aged 4 to 12 are educated by young teachers. Their dynamics of organization and study within this small multigrade school where live dreams of the future of children and teachers.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 30
15 NOW TO BECOME A POPE?
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Justyna Mytnik, Milosz Kasiura
Director: Justyna Mytnik
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animator: n/a
DOP: Milosz Kasiura
Sound: Ewa Bogusz
Editor: Dorota Roś
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A warm-hearted comedy about a ten year old boy who wants to become a Pope. The protagonist is an alter boy, who finds out about an audition for a part of John Paul II in a musical. The boy approaches this task as if it was a holy mission, but his parents do not treat him seriously. What is be going to learn?
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 28
16 BE GIRL
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Lucía Ravanelli; Jessica Dubois, Lucas Perna Gutiérrez
Director: Lucía Ravanelli
Producer: Hugo Sergio Souto
Animator: n/a
DOP: Carola Forster
Sound: Lourdes Pérez
Editor: Jessica Dubois, Lucía Ravanelli
Design: Hugo Sergio Souto
Synopsis:
Have you ever asked yourself what it means to be a girl? We take you through a small route of images, phrases and ideology to be a trigger for discussing about the naturalization of the role of women since childhood.
National School of Film Experimentation and Production (ENERC) Argentina 27
17 THE SHIELD THAT I CARRY
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Basma Farhat
Director: Basma Farhat
Producer: Basma Farhat - Michel Bejjani
Animator: n/a
DOP: Celine Layous
Sound: Thierry Diab
Editor: Nathalie Rbeiz
Design: Loulwa Farhat
Synopsis:
Basma is a girl who doesn’t wear the hijab. She faces a lot of situations and decides, for the first time, to show up in front of her parents wearing the hijab, to gauge their reaction and experience what lies deep inside of her.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 26
18-20 MAREGRAVE
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: Justine Cappelle
Director: Justine Cappelle
Producer: RITCS
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jordan Vanschel
Sound: Matijs Guypen
Editor: Jasper Flikshuh
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The coastline forms the border between water and land. This line is constantly moving. The sea takes along everything that comes on its path, slowly changing into a graveyard of sunken souls and a collection of human objects.This impressionistic documentary investigates signs of past human decay in order to understand the potential threat of a rising sea.
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 25
18-20 OLEG
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Details:

Length: 24'
Screenwriter: Boris Krichevsky, Alexander A. Brodsky
Director: Boris Krichevsky, Alexander A. Brodsky
Producer: Boris Krichevsky, Alexander A. Brodsky
Animator: n/a
DOP: Boris Krichevsky, Alexander A. Brodsky
Sound: Boris Krichevsky
Editor: Boris Krichevsky
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An intimate portrait of the artist Oleg Kudryashov as he works and cares for his wife Dina in her last days.
School of Visual Arts United States 25
18-20 PIOTR
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Zuza Kopacka
Producer: Elliott Watson
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tommy Reeday
Sound: Ross Longhurst
Editor: Ross Longhurst
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Piotr is an artist and a fighter.
National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI) United Kingdom 25
21-23 MAMUSHKA
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Maayan (May) Abadi Grebler
Director: Maayan (May) Abadi Grebler
Producer: Danel Elpeleg
Animator: n/a
DOP: Maayan (May) Abadi Grebler
Sound: Nill Gibs
Editor: Nir Guilat
Design: Danel Elpeleg
Synopsis:
24-year-old Melody lives with her mother Victoria. She will do anything to win her mother’s love. But Victoria’s love comes at a price and Melody cannot always cash in on it. The film follows Melody during different periods where she is looking for income that will allow her to be close to her mother and continue to live in her home.
Sam Spiegel Film and Television School Jerusalem (JSFS) Israel 24
21-23 MY FATHER'S SON
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Details:

Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Hillel Rate
Director: Hillel Rate
Producer: Hillel Rate
Animator: n/a
DOP: Hillel Rate
Sound: Mitch Klyman
Editor: Sapir Rokach
Design: Hillel Rate
Synopsis:
In a house live two, a father and a son. The son – kind, gentle, naïve and loves his father. The father – charismatic and sweeping and loves his son. Between serving his father and taking care of him the son tries to find his place in the world.
Ma'aleh School of Film, Television and the Arts (MAALE) Israel 24
21-23 OH BROTHER OCTOPUS
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Florian Kunert
Director: Florian Kunert
Producer: Florian Kunert
Animator: n/a
DOP: Florian Kunert
Sound: Stefan Voglsinger
Editor: Ian Purnell, Florian Kunert, Lara Rodriguez Cruz
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The sea nomads of Indonesia believe that with every newborn there is a twin brother in the form of an octopus! Rituals are carried out to appease the brother in the water and prevent misfortunes. When, dishonor occurs .Jakarta is portrayed as the apocalyptic revenge of the brother octopus.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 24
24 THE SHEPARD
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Luke Catena
Director: Luke Catena
Producer: Joey Tsar
Animator: n/a
DOP: Luke Catena
Sound: Luke Catena
Editor: Luke Catena
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A look into the life of Yu Xizhong, an aging shepard living in a nearly abondoned ancient city in China's Ganzu Province.
Boston University / Department of Film and Television United States 23
25-26 MY GARDEN´S SPIDER
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Daniela Bazzano
Director: Daniela Bazzano
Producer: Alejandra Acevedo
Animator: n/a
DOP: Daniela Bazzano, Alejandra Acevedo
Sound: Alejandra Acevedo, Daniela Bazzano
Editor: Alejandra Acevedo, Daniela Bazzano
Design: Alejandra Acevedo
Synopsis:
A self-portrait, a personal, reflexive and experimental search of the director through the different emotional states that she travels when diving into images of the past, reflecting on the problems and benefits that her bipolar disorder entails, revolving around the attachment.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 22
25-26 PEACEKEEPER
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Director: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Producer: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Animator: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
DOP: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Sound: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Editor: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Design: Tyler Knutt, Nicholas Markart
Synopsis:
Native Americans from Standing Rock speak out on the pipeline, the repetition of history, and their roles as water-protectors in a struggle for modern sovereignty.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 22
27-29 EMPTY ROOMS
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Details:

Length: 21'
Screenwriter: Anže Sobočan
Director: Anže Sobočan
Producer: Jožica Blatnik (UL AGRFT)
Animator: n/a
DOP: Fabris Šulin
Sound: Peter Žerovnik
Editor: Ema Radovan
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
There are 200 open cases of missing people in Slovenia. One of them is the case of Jure Plevnik who has been missing for 17 years. His mother Ika has been fighting to find out what happened to her son. In the film she shares her memories of Jure as well as here pain about his absence. What is left after all of this time?
UL AGRFT Slovenia 21
27-29 FINDING HOME
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Abraham Troen
Producer: Xin Li, Marc Mounier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Abraham Troen
Sound: Peter Bawiec
Editor: Yongle Wang
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Finding Home follows Brandon Xie: a Chineese lawyer, who left his family and country due to his sexual orientation, as he navigates a new life as a gay immigrant in Los Angeles.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 21
27-29 FROM THE ANCIENTS TO THE SONS OF TOMORROW
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Leonardo A. Gelio
Director: Leonardo A. Gelio
Producer: Leonardo A. Gelio, Grazy Eckert
DOP: Leonardo A. Gelio, Thaysa Paulo
Sound: Pedro Nascimento, Pedro Alexandre, Leonardo A. Gelio
Editor: Leonardo A. Gelio
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Documentary which explores the fight for keeping the Caiçara culture through the construction of it's Canoe (Caiçara canoe) and the passage of this expertise to the next generation.This village (the only which resisted the land speculation from Rio-Santos Road) still suffers impositions from the ecological reserve which, almost, criminalizes Canoe-crafting today.
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) Brazil 21
30 HYPERLAPSE
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Stefan Tan
Director: Stefan Tan
Producer: Stefan Tan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Stefan Tan
Sound: Stefan Tan
Editor: Stefan Tan
Design: Stefan Tan
Synopsis:
There are places in life we have never been, nor have the chance to visit them at all, or even acknowledge their existence. Spanning a year with over 52,000 images carefully put together, the hyperlapse captures the ephemeral and the tension between nature and nurture in Singapore.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 20
31-32 BELLBOY
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Terhi Kokkonen
Director: Terhi Kokkonen
Producer: Terhi Kokkonen, Jenni Dollery
Animator: n/a
DOP: Joel Grandell
Sound: Jani Nikander
Editor: Terhi Kokkonen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
”When the famous Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra prepares to perform a symphony by Joonas Kokkonen, Heikki Tikka works in the shadows to make sure every single thing is in it’s right place. Bellboy is a documentary short film about the servant who ruled over everything.”
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 19
31-32 HARBINGER
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Sam Sheline
Director: Sam Sheline
Producer: Sam Sheline
Animator: Sam Sheline
DOP: Sam Sheline
Sound: n/a
Editor: Sam Sheline
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Chytrid is an invasive fungus wipes out amphibians. Luckily Edgardo Griffith and Heidi Ross realized how close Panama's national animal might be to extinction. They breed dozens of species in captivity, and fight tirelessly for rare amphibians. Featuring Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction.
American University United States 19
33 PAIN IS MINE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Farshid Akhlaghipour
Director: Farshid Akhlaghipour
Producer: Steve Thomas, Shannon Owen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Farshid Akhlaghipour
Sound: Farshid Akhlaghipour
Editor: Farshid Akhlaghipour
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When the pain is named, it is mine.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 18
34-35 HOLD MY HAND
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Alexandre Lefebvre
Director: Alexandre Lefebvre
Producer: Léonie Hurtubise, UQAM
Animator: n/a
DOP: Emile Oesroches-Larouche
Sound: Philippe Lefebvre
Editor: Samuel Caron
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Documentary exploring visual impairment through the daily life of Chloe (11 years old), Alex (17 years old) and Salma (21 years old), all with partial or complete blindness. An intimate journey centered on the existential questioning of their place in this world.
University of Québec Montréal / School of Media (UQAM) Canada 17
34-35 WHAT DO I DO IN LIFE?
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Manuel De Pandis, Fabio Fusillo, Giovanni Sfarra
Director: Manuel De Pandis, Fabio Fusillo, Giovanni Sfarra
Producer: CSC
Animator: n/a
DOP: Giovanni Sfarra, Manuel De Pandis
Sound: Fabio Fusillo, Fabrizio Alviti
Editor: Manuel De Pandis, Fabio Fusillo, Giovanni Sfarra
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Tree boys living in Lecce, in particular, in the working-class districts of Ferrovia, Le Vele and San Pio. Ferrovia is a place frequented by prostitutes; since it is close to the train station, it attracts the homeless seeking shelter in the shade of trains. Together with the district of San Pio, it represents one of the strongholds of Lecce’s outskirts.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 17
36-39 DUST TO DUST
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Mahnoor Zaidi
Producer: Mahnoor Zaidi, York University
Animator: n/a
DOP: Shahnawaz Zali
Sound: Sidharth, Hassan Badshah
Editor: Mahnoor Zaidi, Sidharth Devalla
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Dust to Dust touches upon the fundamental truth of life - death - and the eternal human quest to transcend it. It follows Ashraf, a gravedigger, in Lahore as he tries to find a greater purpose in life through his daily confrontations with death.
York University Department of Film - Fine Arts Canada 16
36-39 I’LL MAKE EVERYTHING FADE AWAY
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Margaux Chataux
Director: Margaux Chataux
Producer: ENSAV
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jordi Honoré
Sound: Raphaël Jourdain, Matéo Rousson
Editor: Théo Berchet
Design: Bastien Viera
Synopsis:
After her mother’s death, Margaux, a young woman, must leave her family home. Her younger cousin Fleur and then her aunt Jacqueline come to help her sort out her mother’s belongings. Together they mourn their coming departure looming over then.
ENSAV France 16
36-39 PROMISE
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Bünyamin Musullu
Producer: Charly Hoffmann, Malte Hafner
Animator: n/a
DOP: Malte Hafner
Sound: Maximilian Rodegra
Editor: Maximilian Rodegra
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Hotel Mado in Cologne functions as long-term home for several refugees. Among them 10 year old Promise, his 3 year old twin sisters and their mother. Promise is responsible for the household and acts as father figure for the twins although he himself would prefer to just be a Kid.
ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 16
36-39 WELTSCHMERZ
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Jesper Dalgaard
Producer: Niclas Caroc Warner
Animator: n/a
DOP: Valdemar Cold, Winge Leisner
Sound: Mathias Dehn Middelhart
Editor: Denniz Göl Bertelsen
Design: Mina Lejbølle
Synopsis:
While the world is ablaze, a blind director asks her theater group to help her process her broken heart. In a chaotic and iconographic role play, the group embarks on its search for love's true nature, while the fear of the physical world's limitations are buried deep underneath the stage floor.
National Film School of Denmark (DDF) Denmark 16
40 GHOST TOWN
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Dennis Samuelsson, Gabbrielle Warren
Director: Dennis Samuelsson
Producer: Gabbrielle Warren
Animator: n/a
DOP: Connor Nierfeld
Sound: Clay Schreiber
Editor: Tabea Hannappel
Design: Emma Blakey
Synopsis:
Documentary about Tasmanian Ghost Towns, exploring forgotten communities frozen in time - A diary of lost memories.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 15
41-45 DREAM OF THE RED QUEEN
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Details:

Length: 29'
Screenwriter: Marina Maria Melnik
Director: Marina Maria Melnik
Producer: VGIK
Animator: n/a
DOP: Roman Avramenko
Sound: Mikhail Zvezdovsky
Editor: Marina Maria Melnik
Design: Marina Maria Melnik
Synopsis:
Young girl Lera has a sleepy paralysis. It’s a sort of condition when your body is asleep but the brain wakes up and starts to visualize the fears of your subconscious. You can determine the truth and lie of this film yourself. Anyway, the main idea is human’s responsibility for actions.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 14
41-45 EL NAZARENO
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Brendan Mills
Producer: Paul Stavropoulos
Animator: n/a
DOP: Paul Stavropoulos, Dean Gold
Sound: n/a
Editor: Paul Stavropoulos
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In the tropical port of Portobelo, Panama lives a community of Afro-Caribbean people devoted to a statue of a black Jesus Christ known as EL NAZARENO. by weaving through intimate portraits of His most devout followers amidst their 358th annual Festival del Cristo Negro, EL NAZARENO captures a community's reclamation of heritage by redefining the Eurocentric image of a white Christ.
School of Image Arts / Ryerson University Canada 14
41-45 FUCK YOU, I LOVE YOU
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: Jan Hušek
Director: Jan Hušek
Producer: FAMU
Animator: n/a
DOP: Tomáš Uhlík, Marcel Halcin
Sound: Michal Kocáb
Editor: Jan Hušek
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Today was my ex-girlfriend for the first time at FAMU since the entrance exams to see my first year film about how I am trying in a good or completely bad way to cope with our breakup.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 14
41-45 SOUNDUP ABIDJAN: MEETING YOUNG NIMO
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Details:

Length: 27'
Screenwriter: Marion Defer, Mikhael Kurc
Director: Mikhael Kurc
Producer: Edouard Lalane de saint Quentin
Animator: n/a
DOP: Manon Blanc
Sound: Mikhael Kurc, Gregoire Chauvot, Geoffrey Perrier
Editor: Camille Reysset
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Young Nimo, the young genius of trap music in Côte d’Ivoire, gives us the exclusivity of a first filmed encounter.
La Fémis France 14
41-45 WHITE GORILLA
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Charles Packer
Producer: Nikko Koh May May
Animator: n/a
DOP: Beaumont Loy, Charles Packer
Sound: Audrey Lee
Editor: Ko Shui Min
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Filmmaker Charles Packer chronicles his grandfather’s life. Using photographs, home videos, interviews, his grandfather’s writings as well as footage taken while following in his grandfather’s footsteps, he creates a unique work of portraiture that explores how we remember our departed loved ones.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 14
46 HAWK EYE
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Mattia Beraldi
Director: Mattia Beraldi
Producer: Debora Giovio, Patrick Micaroni
Animator: Grieco Rafael
DOP: Antonio Universi, Anrea Mezzalira
Sound: Berthold Manolescu
Editor: Pietro Bianchini
Design: Mattia Beraldi
Synopsis:
The hawk eye, a machine used to check the precise position of the tennis ball, it's about to show publicly whether Mattia, film student and tennis line judge, is right or wrong during an international match. The author compares man and machine, discovering this technology used to judge the arbiter.
Academy of Audiovisual Sciences (CISA) Switzerland 13
47-51 400 METERS
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Details:

Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Patricio Aguijar
Director: Patricio Aguijar
Producer: Alejandro Fuchs
Animator: Ximena Guerrero
DOP: Sebastián Rico
Sound: David Montero
Editor: Emilio De la Vega
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Vianney is a Paralympic swimmer who has dreamed of winning a medal in the Olympics. On her first games in London she failed to reach her goal, remaining in sixth place. But today, at 22 years old, she is seeking her dream in the Rio 2016 games.
Universidad Iberoamericana Mexico City (IBERO) Mexico 12
47-51 DREAM INTERMITTENCES
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: Sofía Landgrave
Director: Sofía Landgrave
Producer: Sofía Landgrave, Argenis Salinas Pineda
Animator: n/a
DOP: Argenis Salinas Pineda
Sound: Sofía Landgrave
Editor: Sofía Landgrave
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Clara and Agapito fight against the physical and psychological afflictions of old age. Locked up in her house and away from her children, María has become her caregiver. Their routine life immerses them in their memories and dreams.
University Center for Film Studies / National Autonomous University of Mexico (CUEC/UNAM) Mexico 12
47-51 KIKA
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Mirna Zgrabljić
Producer: Mirna Zgrabljić
Animator: n/a
DOP: Antonio Pozojević
Sound: Doris Dodig
Editor: Dario Bagarić
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Kika is a single mother and stripper from Zagreb. The film follows one night in her life, as she travels, accompanied by her boyfriend and two friends, to a small town near Zagreb where she has a gig.
Academy of Dramatic Art Zagreb (ADU) Croatia 12
47-51 NOT SO LOVELY
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Annika Servin
Producer: Kevin Cosgrove
Animator: n/a
DOP: Annika Servin
Sound: Nick Love
Editor: Alex Griswold
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In a medium sized city in New York State the mayor approved a plan to move homeless people out of their encampment and temporarily into hotel rooms so that, without notice to the inhabitants, the city could destroy the encampment.
School of Film and Animation, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 12
47-51 ON MY TERMS
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Jake Blackburn, Quentin Curzon
Director: Quentin Curzon, Jake Blackburn
Producer: Brad Nisbet
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jake Blackburn
Sound: Quentin Curzon, Jake Blackburn
Editor: Quentin Curzon
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
When a passionate base-jumper has a terrifying accident, and his father pressures him to give up the sport, he searches for a way to fill the void and replace the exhilaration of base-jumping.
WA Screen Academy, Edith Cowan University Australia 12
52-53 EAST SHORE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Quinten Wyns
Director: Quinten Wyns
Producer: Quinten Wyns
Animator: n/a
DOP: Quinten Wyns
Sound: Nina de Vroome
Editor: Quinten Wyns
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
East Shore is a portrait of Marnix Verleene, a fisherman in Ostend. The film sketches an image of the Ostend fishing district in a poetic glance at Marnix' life. The East Shore is the neighbourhood in which fishermen dwell. Now, this district is being demolished: high, white residential blocks are rising up.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 11
52-53 ERES NIÑO COMO YO
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Iria Montes Librero, Roberto Pérez, Magdalena Orellana
Director: Iria Montes Librero, Roberto Pérez Morán, Magdalena Orellana
Producer: ECAM; Iria Montes Librero, Roberto Pérez, Magdalena Orellana
Animator: n/a
DOP: Magdalena Orellana
Sound: Iria Montes Librero, Roberto Pérez, Angie He
Editor: Iria Montes Librero, Roberto Pérez, Magdalena Orellana
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Virginia lives surrounded by babies of vinyl that she assembles, paints, dresses and combs. All the handcrafted processes that are part of the creation of these realistic dolls explore the representation of reality and the anatomy through the artifice and the simulation that there is around the game and the idea of recreation that accompanies his collecting.
ECAM (The Madrid Film School) Spain 11
54-55 PARCHED
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Christy Westad, Elijah Guess
Director: Christy Westad, Elijah Guess
Producer: Christy Westad
Animator: Lisa Wu
DOP: Elijah Guess
Sound: Michael Cullen
Editor: Gareth Burghes
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A Chief in rural Malawi must deal with chronic clean water access problems when her villages are pushed to the brink of famine as a result of the worst drought in decades that has tapped their food and water supplies.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 10
54-55 THE TEACHING OF YAKSHAGANA
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Robin George Thomas, Vishnu Tenkalaya
Director: Robin George Thomas
Producer: Whistling Woods International
Animator: n/a
DOP: Robin George Thomas
Sound: Robin George Thomas, Samabesh Das
Editor: Robin George Thomas, Samabesh Das
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A Yakshagana Kendra whose mission is to keep the art of Yakshagana alive by giving students a formal education along with Yakshagana training.
Whistling Woods International (WWI) India 10
56-57 LETHARGY
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Details:

Length: 19'
Screenwriter: Carlos Velandia
Director: Carlos Velandia
Producer: Carlos Velandia
Animator: n/a
DOP: Camilo Arismendy
Sound: Sebastian Romero
Editor: Carlos Velandia
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A year after their breakup, two ex-lovers write letters to each other to remember their past and overcome the harm they caused.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 9
56-57 TO MY FATHER
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Details:

Length: 26'
Screenwriter: Gabriel Laderas, Alessio Tamborini
Director: Gabriel Laderas, Alessio Tamborini
Producer: Cristina Catalani
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gabriel Laderas, Alessio Tamborini
Sound: Tommaso Barbaro
Editor: Mirko Platania
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mike's is a first-generation immigrant, former political activist, former military serving the Philippine dictatorial government and ex-clandestine. Gabriel (his son, born in Italy) has lived and still lives the consequences of his father’s choices. On the backdrop of the Philippine community in Italy, the private life of a father and son, by their own voice.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 9
58-59 HEART OF THE HOUSE
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Josiah Williams
Director: Josiah Williams
Producer: Agnes Vesterback
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alex Stagg
Sound: Oliver Blake
Editor: Mark Gallagher
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
HEART OF THE HOUSE explores Philip Oliver a clockmaker from Knaresborough who is about to retire with no apprentice to take on his business. He has no choice but to shut down and sell all of his clocks. Philip takes us into the world of the dying craft he has loved so much for the last 30 years.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 8
58-59 SON OF THE WIND
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Details:

Length: 20'
Screenwriter: David Noblet, Pierre Noel Blandin
Director: David Noblet
Producer: INSAS/ ATELIER DE RÉALISATION
Animator: n/a
DOP: David Noblet
Sound: Pierre Noel Blandin
Editor: Julie Robert
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Beijing, Spring. Panpan is 10 years old, living with his grandfather. They spend the days on a small farm, just 20 minutes from the center. They grow their own organic food on a small piece of land.
INSAS Belgium 8
60-66 1ST OLD BOYS
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Details:

Length: 18'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Dylan Cargill
Producer: Natalie Sutton
Animator: n/a
DOP: Sassan Salamian
Sound: Ben Groves
Editor: Thomas Hamblin
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In the build up to the Queen Mary's Annual Brass Band Competition, legendary brass band, "1st Old Boys' have to up their game to stand a chance of winning the hard-fought competition. With rumours of foul-play in the competition this observational documentary captures the underdogs of the competition displaying their passion and enjoyment of the music. But will they win?
Westminster Film School / University of Westminster (WFS) United Kingdom 7
60-66 A MATTER OF LIFE
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Kimmo Laipio
Director: Kimmo Laipio
Producer: Kimmo Laipio
Animator: n/a
DOP: Elias Lehtinen
Sound: Hjalmar Slangus
Editor: Elias Lehtinen
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Carita who works at a hospital talks about her work, family, life, and death.
ARCADA University of Applied Sciences Department of Culture and Communication / Media Culture Finland Finland 7
60-66 GOING HOME
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Nestori Majoinen
Director: Nestori Majoinen
Producer: Alli Walden
Animator: n/a
DOP: Nestori Majoinen
Sound: Juho Virtanen
Editor: Saana Kukkavaara
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Going Home is an emotional story about a homeless couple exploring places to spend time together.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 7
60-66 INTERSTICE
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Maryoly Ibarra, Salvatore Delpi
Director: Maryoly Ibarra
Producer: Maryoly Ibarra
Animator: Maryoly Ibarra
DOP: Maryoly Ibarra
Sound: Maryoly Ibarra
Editor: Maryoly Ibarra
Design: Maryoly Ibarra
Synopsis:
Interstice is a documentary that portrays the staging of the short film "Transición", where two inmates escape from a re-education center to fulfill their desire to die.
Advanced Institute of Film and Acting (INCINE) Ecuador 7
60-66 LETTERS FROM KERALA
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Amanda Höglund
Director: Amanda Höglund
Producer: Amanda Höglund
Animator: n/a
DOP: Amanda Höglund
Sound: Amanda Höglund
Editor: Amanda Höglund
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
With the journey as a method and art as a valve, the film tells a story about two friends going to India. But during the trip there are things that put their friendship to the test. Are they as alike as they believed?
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts / Stockholm University of the Arts (SADA) Sweden 7
60-66 LIFE IN THE VOID
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Theophilus Sng
Producer: Grace Tan
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kieren Neo
Sound: Greta Lau
Editor: Freda Kong
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
This documentary sets out to reveal the juxtapositions of the most intimate communal space that epitomises the Singaporean experience - the Void Deck.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic / School of Film & Media Studies Singapore 7
60-66 TRAINER
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Titas Laucius
Producer: Klementina Remeikaite
Animator: n/a
DOP: Zbigniev Bartosevic
Sound: Iveta Maceviciute
Editor: Titas Laucius, Zbigniev Bartosevic
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Marcel is an animal trainer, who works in circus. In his free time he likes to train not only animals, but also his employees. With his acrobat wife, popcorn baker, and a clown Marcel is driving around the country trying to entertain audiences with his unforgettable shows.
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) Lithuania 7
67-69 ESMERALDA
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Andrei-Tache Codreanu
Director: Andrei-Tache Codreanu
Producer: Andrei-Tache Codreanu
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rares Dima
Sound: Andrei Stoian
Editor: Andrei Stoian
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
At the Ancient City of Histria, diggings have started to slow down, as all the experienced workers are retired now. The last man standing from the "old guard" is Mr. Dinica, a former librarian, who has been working for 16 years on the site.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 6
67-69 LABOUR ADDA
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Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Swapnil Vasant Kapure
Director: Swapnil Vasant Kapure
Producer: FTII
Animator: n/a
DOP: Chaitanya Puranik
Sound: Amosana Thcokchom
Editor: Shruthy Sukamaran
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The film is about place Thiyya/ Majoor Adda where daily wages workers gathers everyday for work or money.
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) India 6
67-69 NEWS 23/06/2016
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Elsa Rosengren
Director: Elsa Rosengren
Producer: Nadja Rothkirch
Animator: n/a
DOP: Katharina Wahl
Sound: Nadja Rothkirch, Frank Behnke
Editor: Elsa Rosengren
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
It’s the 23rd of June 2016. In the UK, a critical referendum is well underway, and across the Atlantic, an ominous American presidential campaign is gathering force. In Sweden, news broadcasting is carrying on as usual. In Germany, however, an identical, yet distorted, news broadcast is simultaneously being constructed by the citizens themselves. In the height of the Berlin summer, the Zeit der Unruhe starts to unfold.
German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) Germany 6
70-73 ABOUT US IN CHERENYANE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Keoikantse Holele, Keith Ngulube
Director: Sibonokuhle Myataza
Producer: Boitumelo Magodielo, Tlotlo TT Sebolai
Animator: n/a
DOP: Gillroy Thato Mahlabe
Sound: Matthews Manamela
Editor: Matthews Manamela
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Boizy a farm worker, describes his definiton of what freedom is in the post-apartheid South Africa from his personal journey.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 5
70-73 ELEGY FOR A WORKING MAN
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Length: 9'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Daniel Appleby, Tom Fernandes
Producer: Brad Kane
Animator: n/a
DOP: Dylan Smart
Sound: Brad Kane
Editor: Thomas Wesley
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
This nine-minute portrait documentary witnesses a Working Men’s Club decline, and explores the effect on its intriguing member’s lives. Set in the Town End Farm estate in Sunderland, this film follows Tommy Dixon, the clubs long-suffering treasurer, as he shows us around the club in his last days before handing over to fledgling treasurer-in-training Ross Morgan.
University for the Creative Arts United Kingdom 5
70-73 MOTHER. GABRIELE. TELEVISION
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Length: 28'
Screenwriter: Lucia Kašová
Director: Lucia Kašová
Producer: VSMU
Animator: Viktor Boža
DOP: Martin Jurči
Sound: Gergely Both
Editor: Lucia Kašová
Design: Mira Hudecová
Synopsis:
This film is mapping how people fulfill the emptiness of being with the instrument of television.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 5
70-73 THIS IS MY PLACE
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Anna Saridi
Producer: Anna Saridi, Kajri Babbar
Animator: n/a
DOP: Stas Miroschnichenko
Sound: Guy Dowsett
Editor: Anna Saridi
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Exploring a Russian village community through the eyes of women born in the USSR during the war.
Bournemouth Film School (AUB) United Kingdom 5
74-80 A FAMILY
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Length: 13
Screenwriter: Ashok Veilou
Director: Ashok Veilou
Producer: SRFTI
Animator: n/a
DOP: Roopesh Kumar Shaji
Sound: Sabaridas T K
Editor: Pousheru Ngade
Design: Amar Pal Singh Fauzdar
Synopsis:
The film encapsulates a beautiful love story overcoming the differences of religion and caste.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 4
74-80 ADEM REKA
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Ardian Arrëza
Director: Ardian Arrëza
Producer: AFMM
Animator: n/a
DOP: Ardit Muhaxhiri
Sound: n/a
Editor: Leutrim Voka, Ardit Muhaxhiri
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A journey on the figure of Adam Reka who, after death in 1966, was declared a Hero of Socialist Work by the Communist regime. The event is pieced together through archival materials and testimonies, which include family members of Adam Reka. Their truths and the benefit of hindsight exposes the Regime’s propaganda.
Academy of Film and Multimedia Marubi (AFMM) Albania 4
74-80 CHILDLESS
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Tuulia Mustonen
Director: Tuulia Mustonen
Producer: Sanni Halttunen
Animator: n/a
DOP: Kirsikka Lyhteilä
Sound: Jaakko Niemelä
Editor: Wilma Kurumaa
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The documentary film Childless tells a story of a middle-aged man's pain, when he finds out that his family-related dreams have been overlaid by his work.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Degree Programme in Film and Television Finland 4
74-80 I AM JEW
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Length: 30'
Screenwriter: Manya Lozovskaya
Director: Manya Lozovskaya
Producer: Manya Lozovskaya
Animator: n/a
DOP: Igor Beregovsky
Sound: Yuri Priyamenko
Editor: Ronny Feldman
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Manya (32) immigrated to Israel and met Erez. In order to be together, Manya needs to undergo a conversion which redefines her life.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 4
74-80 MAN OF THE SEA
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Austin Lau
Producer: Austin Lau
Animator: n/a
DOP: Austin Lau
Sound: Austin Lau
Editor: Austin Lau
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Kanaka O Ke Kai is a film about Jace Shiroma. It’s the story of how the ocean has influenced his life and the struggles that it helped him overcome.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 4
74-80 NEIQIUSHENMA
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Length: 13'
Director: Zuo Aiping
Producer: Liu Libin, Wu Yajun
Synopsis:
Neiqiushenma, as in wood New Year paintings "living fossil", in the plain of the line, and the unique interpretation of nature spirits, become precious folk cultural heritage of the Chinese nation. The documentary into the Neiqiushenma only inheritor of Wei Jinjun, his experience and stick to the tradition.
Central Academy of Drama (CAD) China 4
74-80 TRUE TALES
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Details:

Length: 22'
Screenwriter: Lucien Monot
Director: Lucien Monot
Producer: Jean Perret, Haute ecole d'art et de design, HEAD
Animator: n/a
DOP: Lucien Monot
Sound: Philippe Ciompi
Editor: Lucien Monot
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
My father the professor, the politician, the judge, the architect. Memories of those assumed roles merge with my longing for the cinema. Ideas take root, scenarios are written. True stories always have a component of lying: what is important is to tell them.
Film Department/cinéma du réel - Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD) Switzerland 4
81-82 CATCHING THE CHAIN
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Clair Hauser
Producer: Clair Hauser
Animator: Anna Lindholm
DOP: Garrett Miller
Sound: n/a
Editor: Anna Lindholm
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Following the lives of young men in Chicago affected by the justice system, Catching the Chain highlights the struggles of re-integrating ex-convicts into society. Mass incarceration, specifically in Chicago, is an issue that many know little about. Young ex-convicts, who are predominately African American, face a number of battles after being released. With a permanent record, many young men turn to gang violence as a means to support their families after being denied from public schools and potential empl
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 3
81-82 VALDI
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Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Ágúst Stefánsson
Director: Ágúst Stefánsson
Producer: Ágúst Stefánsson
Animator: Ágúst Stefánsson
DOP: Ágúst Stefánsson
Sound: Ágúst Stefánsson
Editor: Ágúst Stefánsson
Design: Ágúst Stefánsson
Synopsis:
In the digital media age the big retail chains in Iceland have ceased to exist but Valdi's CD store keeps on going.
Icelandic Film School (IFS) Iceland 3
83-84 SHE: THE DIRECTOR
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Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Moeti Mfolo
Director: Kgodume Mohlala
Producer: Maiki Seakgoe
Animator: n/a
DOP: Mosimole Tau
Sound: Tumisang Potelo
Editor: Sohny Mohlala
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Biographic documentary of South African director Sara Blechev.
Tshwane University of Technology South Africa 2
83-84 THE WINDOW UPSTAIRS
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Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Soroush Helali
Director: Soroush Helali
Producer: Soroush Helali / Luca School of Arts
Animator: n/a
DOP: Alireza Sabouri
Sound: Soroush Helali
Editor: Soroush Helali, Ludo Troch
Design: Behzad Farahi
Synopsis:
Soroush goes back after 15 years to Iran to find his first childhood's love Leyla. They felt in love a year before Soroush and his family moved unexpectedly to Belgium what caused they could never say goodbye to each other.
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 2
85-86 THE GREAT DECEPTION
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Details:

Length: 13'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Ashraf Elwakhery
Producer: James Costello
Animator: Ismail Belghit
DOP: Sohayb Magraoui
Sound: n/a
Editor: Ashraf Elwakhery
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A documentary which speaks through the voice of Abdullah Anas a war veteran who fought alongside the mujahideen in the Soviet-Afgan War. The film tries to tackle the alienated image of jihad today through the voice of an ex-jihadi who was once looked at as a respected freedom fighter.
University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom 1
85-86 THE HYPOTHESIS
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Length: 20'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Bruno Saboia
Producer: Les Ateliers Varan
Animator: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Mélanie Caudron
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
In 2009, the National Archives of Brasilia published the classified "secret defense" reports about a military operation in the Amazon forest. Years later, in the streets of Paris, a stroller is questioning the meaning of these strange documents - trying to answer a question that modern science has been working on for half a century.
Ateliers Varan France 1
87-91 KA·PỤTT
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Details:

Length: 25'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Anna Irma Hilfrich
Producer: Anna Irma Hilfrich/FH Dortmund
Animator: n/a
DOP: Anna Irma Hilfrich
Sound: Juliana Atakishieva
Editor: Anna Irma Hilfrich
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
While working on her daughters hair, instead of cutting it, the mother chats about key moments in her life. She clips, straitens, untangles; talks nonchalantly about choices: jobs, countries, languages. All these words reflecting in her daughters mirror.
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts Germany 0
87-91 KLEINGOLF
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Details:

Length: 23'
Screenwriter: Lukas Fuhrimann, Marvin Meckes, Fabienne Steiner
Director: Marvin Meckes
Producer: Filippo Bonacci
Animator: n/a
DOP: Jan-David Bolt, Lukas Fuhrimann, Fabienne Steiner
Sound: Lukas Fuhrimann, Marvin Meckes
Editor: Lukas Fuhrimann, Marvin Meckes, Fabienne Steiner
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Jörg and Maja give us a short insight into the world of professional Minigolf. We discover what it takes to compete with the best players in Switzerland. Not only do you need the right equipment, also a cool head and the support of the community play a major role in the race of stepping onto the podium.
Zurich University of the Arts / Department of Performing Arts and Film (ZHdK) Switzerland 0
87-91 REAR SEAT, NY
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Length: 11'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Berk Kusbeygi
Producer: Berk Kusbeygi, Rojin Karaca
Animator: n/a
DOP: Berk Kusbeygi
Sound: n/a
Editor: Berk Kusbeygi
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The story of taxi drivers who serve as amateur therapists in big cities filled with lonely people.
Istanbul Kultur University (IKU) Turkey 0
87-91 SERIAL PEST
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Details:

Length: 11'
Screenwriter: Billy Dahlenburg
Director: Billy Dahlenburg
Producer: Nikita Dunovits-Ferrier
Animator: n/a
DOP: Theo Miller, Hugo Rose
Sound: Billy Dahlenburg
Editor: Billy Dahlenburg
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A look at the protest movement working to ban duck hunting in Victoria through its most senior member, serial activist Tony Murphy.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 0
87-91 THE VIRTUES OF MEDICINAL PLANTS
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Length: 13'
Screenwriter: Wilfried LOKONON
Director: Wilfried LOKONON
Producer: ISMA
Animator: n/a
DOP: Rachelle ZINSOU
Sound: Jaurès LOKOSSI
Editor: Trésor LOUMBOU
Design: Wilfried LOKONON
Synopsis:
Medicinal plants have enough virtues. Through this documentary, we will discover some that nature offers us.
Higher Institute of Audiovisual Training (ISMA) Benin 0


Animation

Place Title School Country Points
1 POLES APART
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Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Paloma Baeza
Director: Paloma Baeza
Producer: Ser En Low
Animation: Paloma Baeza
DOP: Jon Muschamp
Sound: Morgan Muse
Editor: Zsófia Tálas
Design: Paula Giménez
Synopsis:
Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats.
National FIlm and Television School (NFTS) United Kingdom 178
2 MONSTERS DON’T EXIST
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
Director: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
Producer: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
Animation: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
DOP: Priyan Fernardo, Otilia Cobzaru
Sound: and Music Scuola Civica di Musica Claudio Abbado - Cristian Labelli, Simone Di Leonardo
Editor: Ilaria Angelini, Luca Barberis Organista, Nicola Bernardi
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Thomas and John are again in punishment for having disturbed the lesson, and they have to stay in class with their teacher during the break. Nevertheless, they will find the way to start arguing again.
Milano Civica Scuola di Cinema (MCSC) Italy 90
3 THE FRUITS OF CLOUDS
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Kateřina Karhánková
Director: Kateřina Karhánková
Producer: FAMU
Animation: Kateřina Karhánková
DOP: Kateřina Karhánková
Sound: Jan Richtr
Editor: Blanka Klímová
Design: Alžběta Skálová
Synopsis:
The Story of a little Furry, who will make a great discovery by overcoming the fear of the unknown.
Film and Television School / Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) Czech Republic 75
4 AWAKER
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Filip Diviak
Director: Filip Diviak
Producer: Veronika Machátová
Animation: Filip Diviak
DOP: n/a
Sound: Jiří Hloušek
Editor: Josef Erla
Design: Filip Diviak
Synopsis:
Short animated story set in a cold nordic country happening in the beginning of the 19th century. The story is about the stereotypical life of old man who is working as an awaker, man waking up people. His life is still the same, until the day he gets an old shiny bell.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín / Faculty of Multimedia Communications (TBU) Czech Republic 60
5-6 CRADLE
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Details:

Length: 15'
Screenwriter: Devon Manney
Director: Devon Manney
Producer: Devon Manney/USC
Animation: Devon Manney
DOP: n/a
Sound: Hannah Kubat
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Returning to the USA after losing both arms overseas, a young veteran battles phantom pains, prosthetics, and memories of his pre-war life while reaching for a sense of normalcy.
University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC) United States 48
5-6 CUBED
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Xue En Ge
Director: Xue En Ge
Producer: Xue En Ge
Animation: Xue En Ge
DOP: Xue En Ge
Sound: Xue En Ge
Editor: Xue En Ge
Design: Xue En Ge
Synopsis:
A man with a Rubik’s cube as a head tries to connect with others, fails and tries again.
Nanyang Technological University Singapore 48
7 BLESS YOU!
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Paulina Ziolkowska
Director: Paulina Ziolkowska
Producer: Agata Golanska
Animation: Paulina Ziolkowska
DOP: n/a
Sound: Michal Wilczewski
Editor: Piotr Baryla
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Everyone gets sick of everyone. But things become really bad when you get sick of yourself.
Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz (PWSFTViT) Poland 46
8 BLUE LIGHT
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Harriet Croucher
Producer: Lesley Adams, Stuart Hilton
Animation: Harriet Croucher
DOP: n/a
Sound: Harriet Croucher
Editor: Harriet Croucher
Design: Harriet Croucher
Synopsis:
A hand-drawn documentary exploring how Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects the emergency services and their families. Blue Light, was inspired by the directors father, who was retired from the London Fire Brigade with PTSD.
University for the Creative Arts United Kingdom 42
9 WORTH EVERY PENNY
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Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: This is a special project made by 10 different directors, animators and writers in the animation department
Director: This is a special project made by 10 different directors, animators and writers in the animation department
Producer: Lior Oron
Animation: This is a special project made by 10 different directors, animators and writers in the animation department
DOP: n/a
Sound: Sapir Knafo, Geva Hason, Omer Cohen, Avia Weizman, Mor Machlev, Shai Brazilay
Editor: Ricardo Werdesheim, Sarai Abergel
Design: Talya Lapid
Synopsis:
An animated documentary based on posts written by consumers in internet sex forums, and by testimonies of women in the industry.
School of Audio & Visual Arts, Sapir College Israel 41
10 HUMUS
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Simone Di Rocco
Director: Simone Cirillo, Simone Di Rocco, Dario Livietti, Alice Tagliapietra
Producer: CSC Production
Animation: Simone Cirillo, Simone Di Rocco, Dario Livietti
DOP: n/a
Sound: Paolo Armao, Vito Martinelli
Editor: n/a
Design: Alice Tagliapietra
Synopsis:
A curious and clumsy kid struggling with the botanical experiments of a lanky Master Deer. One night, the boy, taking advantage of the teacher's sleep, plays with his magic pot experimenting every possible formula and ingredient and eventually causing a real disaster.
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (CSC) Italy 40
11 CHROMOSOME SWEETHEART
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Honami Yano
Producer: Koji Yamamura
Animation: Honami Yano
DOP: n/a
Sound: Chikara Uemizutaru
Editor: Honami Yano
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
An ex-couple in a café, a girl sucking on her girlfriends' hair, a running woman, a fleeing town, a little girl walking along the river. In this world, there are as many forms of love as there are people.
Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA) Japan 37
12-13 LOCKER
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Darya Zimina
Director: Darya Zimina
Producer: VGIK
Animation: Darya Zimina
DOP: n/a
Sound: Svetlana Narbekova
Editor: Darya Zimina
Design: Darya Zimina
Synopsis:
When you're about three years, it's time to change something.It's time to make choices - to choose your locker. The film is about a new, critical stage in the life of a little person.
Russian State University of Сinematography n.a. S.Gerasimov VGIK Russia 33
12-13 SPIDER JAZZ
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Details:

Length: 2'
Screenwriter: Mick Mahler
Director: Mick Mahler
Producer: Mick Mahler
Animation: Mick Mahler
DOP: Mick Mahler
Sound: Mick Mahler,Friederike Dörffler
Editor: Mick Mahler, Maria Hartig
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
With great passion, a Spider practices classical music on its homespun instrument. But when one day a fly crashes into his instrument, he learns that making music is not only about perfection, but all about improvisation and the joy of playing together.
ifs internationale filmschule köln Germany 33
14-16 A LOVE LETTER TO THE ONE I MADE UP
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Rachel Gutgarts
Director: Rachel Gutgarts
Producer: Rachel Gutgarts
Animation: Rachel Gutgarts
DOP: n/a
Sound: Aviv Stern, Dana Decktor
Editor: n/a
Design: Rachel Gutgarts
Synopsis:
A lonely walk home is intertwined with an underwater fantasy world. The combination between reality and fantasy is portrayed in a love letter addressed to an imaginary "perfect" man. The film is made with a unique technique of screen-printed animation.
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem (BAAD) Israel 32
14-16 AUUUNA
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Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Dominika Petríková
Director: Lina Šuková
Producer: VSMU
Animation: Lina Šuková, Kristína Saganová, Katarína Kočanová
DOP: n/a
Sound: Natália Jancová
Editor: Petra Hotková
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Lina is a girl living in the fear of monsters hiding in the dark underneath her bed. One day, the shadows from under the bed eat her up and Lina sinks into the dark forest where she meets a she-wolf.
Academy of Performing Arts / Film and Television Faculty (VSMU) Slovakia 32
14-16 SUMMER STORY
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Director: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Producer: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
Animation: Yana Ugrekhelidze
DOP: Yana Ugrekhelidze, Katja Rivas Pinzon
Sound: Gerald Schauder
Editor: Ivan Morales
Design: Yana Ugrekhelidze
Synopsis:
The story is about a girl, orphaned by war and the way she tries to cope with realities of death and chaos around her.
Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) Germany 32
17 STRINGS
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Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Erin Morris
Director: Erin Morris
Producer: Kylie Kamanga
Animation: Erin Morris, Mirella Achkova, Simona Cojocariu, Valeria Gestro, Aris Kolaretakis, Szymon Prewysz Kwinto, Ourania Markou, Ryan Or
DOP: n/a
Sound: Angus Roberts-Carey
Editor: Erin Morris
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A 2D short animated film, inspired by the work of Amnon Weinstein who finds and restores violins from the Holocaust so that they can be played forever as a symbol of hope. CEHope in Hebrew has it's root in the idea of continuity and the film uses continuous line to tell the story of the violin.
Falmouth University United Kingdom 28
18-19 ACHOO
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Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Inge Van Der Veen
Director: Inge Van Der Veen
Producer: n/a
Animation: Inge Van Der Veen
DOP: Inge Van Der Veen
Sound: Lars Overstijns
Editor: Inge Van Der Veen
Design: Inge Van Der Veen
Synopsis:
The king gave the command to defeat the dragon. But what if the dragon turns out to be ill?
Royal Institute for Theatre, Cinema and Sound (RITCS) Belgium 25
18-19 TANGIBLE
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Details:

Length: 10'
Screenwriter: Laura Castillo
Director: Laura Castillo
Producer: David Silva
Animation: David Silva, Sergio Maldonado, Jesus Maldonado, Fabian Rodríguez, Viviana Sierra, Andreson González, Andrea Castillo, Lena Barre
DOP: Jeronimo Sarmiento
Sound: Andres Montaña
Editor: David Silva, Andrés Villamizar
Design: Jimena Sánchez
Synopsis:
Juan is a lonely man who has lost the sense of his life, he decides to go out into the city searching for Ana, his old love, hoping to find in her his own reason for being. Ana has swept up into the rou- tine and societal chaos. Juan’s pursue will guide him to rediscover and reinvent the city where he lives, aiming to find within and in himself what he believed to find in Ana.
Escuela de Cine y Televisión / UNAL (ECYTV) Colombia 25
20 NEXT STATION
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Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Miriam Renting
Director: Miriam Renting
Producer: Miriam Renting
Animation: Miriam Renting
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Miriam Renting
Design: Miriam Renting
Synopsis:
Movie about dolls seeking love through a dating app. Moa spends time on the subway looking for guys in a dating app on the mobile. When she finds a guy she likes to look good, she writes to him.
Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts / Stockholm University of the Arts (SADA) Sweden 24
21-23 A WONDERFUL WORLD
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Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
Director: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
Producer: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck / LUCA School of Arts
Animation: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
DOP: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
Sound: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck, Romain Cadot
Editor: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
Design: Eli Bastiaens, Larissa Van Craenenbroeck
Synopsis:
Little Layla would like to play outdoors but is hold back by her overanxious father Dave. By way of a self-made marionette puppet theatre Dave teaches his daughter about the scary dangers outside. Are we still living in a 'Wonderful World'?
LUCA School of Arts (LUCA) Belgium 20
21-23 ONCE A PAWN A TIME
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Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Fouad Sakr
Director: Fouad Sakr
Producer: Fouad Sakr
Animation: Fouad Sakr
DOP: Fouad Sakr
Sound: Jean Paul Jalwan
Editor: Fouad Sakr
Design: Bianca Sakr
Synopsis:
A black man is accused of the murder of the king. The trial takes place.
Institut d'études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon 20
21-23 UNSKETCHED
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Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Nayara Xavier
Director: Leonardo Cantú
Producer: Leonardo Cantú
Animation: Leonardo Cantú
DOP: Leonardo Cantú
Sound: João Vítor Muçouçah, Lucas Piloto
Editor: Leonardo Cantú
Design: Leonardo Cantú, Pedro Nishiyama, Michel Lara, Heitor Isoda
Synopsis:
Beatriz, an architect who lives around "The Big Worm" in São Paulo, is trying to work on a sunny weekend. With an unhappy coincidence, her drawings start to become reality in a magical way, so Beatriz decides to change her future.
University of São Paulo / School of Communications and Arts / Department of Film, Radio and Television (USP) Brazil 20
24-25 TAKE ME PLEASE
X

Details:

Length: 14'
Screenwriter: Olivér Hegyi
Director: Olivér Hegyi
Producer: József Fülöp
Animation: Olivér Hegyi
DOP: n/a
Sound: Péter Benjámin Lukács
Editor: Judit Czakó
Design: Olivér Hegyi
Synopsis:
The movie is a presentation of a breakup, and everything after that: the boy is hesitant, the girl gets bored with it, the boy meets the girl’s new boyfriend, which is a bit more shocking than it was expected, the boy wants to escape, he believes his life is over, then they meet again, and fall in love again, but in the end they have to admit, that it really doesn’t work.
Moholy-Nagy Művészeti Egyetem (MOME) Afghanistan 19
24-25 VIDA
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Andrea Popovic
Director: Andrea Popovic
Producer: Alina Vilhjalmsdottir
Animation: Emanuel Mörk, Andrea Popovic, Ukta Can Bozkur
DOP: n/a
Sound: Yerin Kim
Editor: Andrea Popovic, Xenia Moliner Roldan
Design: Andrea Popovic, Emanuel Mörk, Lena Blaschek
Synopsis:
A young girl is faced with the brutality of War as it separates her from her mother.
Bournemouth Film School (AUB) United Kingdom 19
26 FISHY
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Joe Sulsenti
Director: Joe Sulsenti
Producer: Joe Sulsenti
Animation: Joe Sulsenti
DOP: Joe Sulsenti
Sound: Andy Jung
Editor: Joe Sulsenti
Design: Joe Sulsenti
Synopsis:
The story of Fishy explores the relationship between a father and son through an uncanny life threatening situation where the father learns to accept his son for who he is after walking in his shoes...or heels, rather.
School of Visual Arts United States 18
27 AMBULANCE
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Lylah D'Souza
Director: Lylah D'Souza
Producer: Lylah D'Souza
Animation: Letoya Mararu, Tom Allisey, Celine Low, Greg Bates, Damien Rogers, Sarah Brennan
DOP: n/a
Sound: Rahul Rao
Editor: Celine Low
Design: Lylah D'Souza
Synopsis:
A woman recalls the ordinary events of a day forever bookmarked in time by the premature death of her brother, as he goes through the final moments of his life. The day turns to tragedy when the ambulance he calls for is stuck in traffic.
Swinburne School of Film and Television (SSFT) Australia 17
28 VOICES TO THE WIND
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Elton Fortes, Felix Lima, Pedro Ferreira, Tiago Nunes
Director: Elton Fortes, Felix Lima, Pedro Ferreira, Tiago Nunes
Producer: n/a
Animation: Elton Fortes, Felix Lima, Pedro Ferreira, Tiago Nunes
DOP: n/a
Sound: Pedro Ferreira, Miguel Solano
Editor: Pedro Ferreira
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Three immigrants from different countries, who report on their journey, from the country until installation in Portugal.
Universidade Lusófona / Film and Media Arts Department (ULHT) Portugal 16
29-31 BRING YOUR CHILD TO WORK
X

Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Riku Savikko, Jade Woods, Vilma Väisänen, Jenni Nylander, Chistina Lassheikki, Pauliina Parjanen
Director: Riku Savikko, Jade Woods, Vilma Väisänen, Jenni Nylander, Chistina Lassheikki, Pauliina Parjanen
Producer: Jorma Kaulanen
Animation: Riku Savikko, Jade Woods, Vilma Väisänen, Jenni Nylander, Chistina Lassheikki, Pauliina Parjanen
DOP: Hannu Käki
Sound: Jorma KAulanen, Lotta Mäki
Editor: Jade Woods
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A child comes home from school with a message to their parents about the Bring Your Child to Work -day. After a long wait with their dog, the parent finally arrives home - and takes the child to a rather different workplace.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture / ELO Film School Helsinki Finland 15
29-31 THE BALLOON MAN
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Xinyu Wang
Director: Xinyu Wang
Producer: BFA
Animation: Xinyu Wang
DOP: Xinyu Wang
Sound: Nanyin Jiang
Editor: Xinyu Wang
Design: Xinyu Wang
Synopsis:
A different balloon man who wanted to change himself into society but failed.
Beijing Film Academy (BFA) China 15
29-31 THE LIFE OF THE HANGED
X

Details:

Length: 17'
Screenwriter: Luis Mateo Pazmiño
Director: Luis Mateo Pazmiño
Producer: Diego Duchi
Animation: Luis Mateo Pazmiño
DOP: Francisco Villagómez
Sound: Michelle Londoño
Editor: Luis Mateo Pazmiño, Agustín Pazmiño, Francisco Villagómez
Design: Diego Duchi
Synopsis:
Pablo Palacio is writing his last novel, when suddenly the sheet where he is writing comes to life, Pablo must face his work to survive. A struggle between the artist and the work.
Advanced Institute of Film and Acting (INCINE) Ecuador 15
32 EMIGRATION
X

Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Margarita Kalinina
Director: Margarita Kalinina
Producer: Margarita Kalinina
Animation: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Daniil Samigullin
Editor: Margarita Kalinina
Design: Margarita Kalinina
Synopsis:
In a dark empty room live very busy flies. Some nursing babies, others have fun, and others are trying to get a wonderful, warm and vivid world outside the window. But they can't. And only one fly manages to get into wonderful world. However, this world is not as perfect as she thought.
St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television (SPSIFT) Russia 14
33-34 RUKAWE
X

Details:

Length: 16'
Screenwriter: Omar Szkarlatiuk
Director: Omar Szkarlatiuk
Producer: Omar Szkarlatiuk, Ayelen Vallejo
Animation: Omar Szkarlatiuk, Ayelen Vallejo
DOP: n/a
Sound: Ayelen Vallejo
Editor: Ayelen Vallejo
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Antupi, a town's witch doctor, travels to Rukawe, an ancient city in ruins, looking for The Power, something that will allow her to defeat a monster that terrorizes the town. In Rukawe she'll have to deal with mages that are searching The Power, and with the dangers of the city.
Universidad de Buenos Aires / Diseño de Imagen y Sonido FADU (UBA) Argentina 13
33-34 THE WOMAN
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Diana Monova
Director: Diana Monova
Producer: NATFA
Animation: Diana Monova
DOP: Diana Monova
Sound: n/a
Editor: Diana Monova
Design: Diana Monova
Synopsis:
“The Woman” follows two in the first glance opposite stories – the one of the young girl, rushing to grow into successful woman and an old lady mourning her lost youth. Both of them appear determined to reach their goals, but in the end it turns out they won’t lead them forward, but instead leave them going in circles.
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) Bulgaria 13
35-38 ARMOR UP
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Mathilde Renet,Quentin Desvallée, Quentin Dutour, Déborah Soudé, Amaury Thuilleaux
Director: Mathilde Renet
Producer: Mathilde Renet
Animation: Mathilde Renet,Quentin Desvallée, Quentin Dutour, Déborah Soudé, Amaury Thuilleaux
DOP: n/a
Sound: Ferdinand Mesnier
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A Video game female character is faced to sexism, in RPG and find a way to find a proper armor.
International Institute of Image and Sound (3IS) France 11
35-38 NIGHT SPINNING
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Yi Luo
Director: Yi Luo
Producer: Yi Luo
Animation: Yi Luo, Sarah Schulz, Laura Staab, Sabine Volkert, Janina Putzker
DOP: n/a
Sound: Niklas Menschik
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
After Eva saw the man she has a crush on, meeting another woman at the bar, her jealousy and obsession drive her crazy and distort her reality and perception more and more.
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW) Germany 11
35-38 PALETTE
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Celia Yew
Director: Celia Yew
Producer: Nanyang Polytechnic
Animation: Rosalyn Pang, Tan Ruo Lin, Ho Pin ru, Wang Ya yi, Shu xian, Nur Afiqah, Nur Aquila
DOP: n/a
Sound: Teo Wei Yong
Editor: n/a
Design: Celia Yew
Synopsis:
A depressed business lady seeks to groom and improve her image as she falls in love with a waiter in a cafe that she frequents hoping he would take notice of her. After experiencing a painful heartbreak, she falls into despair but eventually picks herself up again with the help of an artist friend.
Nanyang Polytechnic / School of Interactive & Digital Media Singapore 11
35-38 SUPERNOVA
X

Details:

Length: 9'
Screenwriter: Gavin Lankford, Alexsandre C. Kosinski
Director: Gavin Lankford, Alexsandre C. Kosinski
Producer: Marty McCarthy
Animation: Gavin Lankford, Alexsandre C. Kosinski, Zing Grem, Isaac Phillips-London
DOP: n/a
Sound: Barrett Jay, Gregory Livengood
Editor: n/a
Design: Zing Grem, 3D Modeler: Isaac Phillips-London
Synopsis:
When a little boy's late-night viewing of his favorite space adventure videotape is cut short by a scolding from his mom, he channels the heroism of his sci-п fantasy hero and makes it his mission to get the tape back.
University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) United States 11
39-40 GREEDY LIMBO
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Milo Gluth
Director: Milo Gluth
Producer: Robert Stephenson, Paul Fletcher
Animation: Milo Gluth
DOP: n/a
Sound: Milo Gluth
Editor: Milo Gluth
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Two robbers are thrown into another dimension. One robber, fuelled by a nude photo of his love, battles the manifestation of greed to escape.
VCA School of Film and Television / University of Melbourne (VCA) Australia 10
39-40 SPARK
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Aharonit Elior
Director: Aharonit Elior
Producer: Karli Holdren
Animation: n/a
DOP: n/a
Sound: Aharonit Elior
Editor: Aharonit Elior
Design: Michael Cullen
Synopsis:
A girl finds someone to spark her flame.
Chapman University / Dodge College of Film and Media Arts United States 10
41-42 THE RED BOX
X

Details:

Length: 2'
Screenwriter: Karla Lomax
Director: Karla Lomax
Producer: Karla Lomax, Paulina Ibarra
Animation: Karla Lomax
DOP: Diego Casillas
Sound: Karla Lomax
Editor: Karla Lomax
Design: Karla Lomax
Synopsis:
Valentina is attracted to a red box without knowing that what it contains is nothing but darkness and evil.
University of Guadalajara / Image and Sound Department Mexico 9
41-42 VALKYRIE
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Sebastian Aho, Otso Jylhä, Teo Kaipainen, Eemeli Loukola, Janne Kuusela
Director: Sebastian Aho
Producer: Janne Kuusela
Animation: Sebastian Aho, Taryn Baker, Teo Kaipainen, Otso Jylhä, Mikaeli Panula
DOP: Sebastian Aho
Sound: Kasperi Pitkänen, Eero Evijärvi
Editor: Sebastian Aho
Design: Eemeli Loukola
Synopsis:
A world-weary pilot seeks her prey over a dusty desert.
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) Finland 9
43 MIXED MATERIALS
X

Details:

Length: 7'
Screenwriter: Van Riel Anna
Director: Van Riel Anna
Producer: Van Riel Anna
Animation: Van Riel Anna
DOP: n/a
Sound: Music: Passepartout Duo: Christopher Salvito, Nicoletta Favari
Editor: n/a
Design: Van Riel Anna
Synopsis:
Two young art grads are very determined to throw themselves into the art world and to be successful. But not everything goes as planned... Fortunately there’s always grandma.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts / University College Ghent (KASK) Belgium 8
44-45 DIGITAL LIFE
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Jiang Zhouying
Director: Jiang Zhouying
Producer: Jiang Zhouying
Animation: Jiang Zhouying
DOP: Jiang Zhouying
Sound: Dong Shihuili
Editor: Jiang Zhouying
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Mr. A trusts his AI very much. Without knowing the AI has been damaged, he still believes AI’s suggestions on his outfit for dating. The girl is shocked by Mr. A’s strange wear. She then turns to her AI for advice. However, her AI has its own plan.
Academy of Film / Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong 7
44-45 OUT OF THE BOX
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Marcel Saleta
Director: Marcel Saleta
Producer: Marcel Saleta
Animation: Marcel Saleta
DOP: n/a
Sound: Josh Banach
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The son of a mime instructor tongs to follow a different path and finally earns the blessing of his mom.
School of Film and Animation, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology United States 7
46 MY WORLD
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: n/a
Director: Miyako Makio
Producer: n/a
Animation: Miyako Makio, Yih Jia Geraldine Toh, Nguyen Hong Ngoc Mai
DOP: n/a
Sound: Yih Jia Geraldine Toh
Editor: n/a
Design: Nguyen Hong Ngoc Mai
Synopsis:
There was once a world filled with gears and life. However, over many years, it started to deteriorate and rust, causing everyone living there to stop functioning completely. Until one day, a spark of energy was flown through one of the organism there, a little light bulb girl, who wake up and started working again.
Puttnam School of Film & Animation / LASALLE College of the Arts (LCA) Singapore 6
47 LA TATUANA
X

Details:

Length: 12'
Screenwriter: Gabriel Gonzalez
Director: Gabriel Gonzalez
Producer: ENASAV
Animation: Gabriel Gonzalez
DOP: Javier Calderon
Sound: Vojtech Zavadil
Editor: Manuel Brassart
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
Legend of Guatemala. During the time of the colony, a mysterious woman arrived in Guatemala. No one knows its origin, nor the reasons for which it is there. This young and beautiful woman became a powerful woman and broke with the religious dogmas and visions of the time. One day she was imprisoned by the Holy Inquisition for the crime of witchcraft. But is that true ?
ENSAV France 5
48-50 FOR MOTHER
X

Details:

Length: 4'
Screenwriter: Ashiiha Nair
Director: Ashiiha Nair
Producer: SRFTI
Animation: Ashiiha Nair
DOP: n/a
Sound: Diksha Mishra
Editor: n/a
Design: Ashiiha Nair
Synopsis:
A young girls struggle with a new found lonliness. She decides to connect with her mother throuh a card bot a recurring dream comes in her way.
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) India 4
48-50 PINK BALL
X

Details:

Length: 5'
Screenwriter: Lynda Hong
Director: Lynda Hong
Producer: Michel Gerencir
Animation: Lynda Hong, Michel Gerencir, Shieyanne Copley, Tiffany Carriage, Aidan Sassu, Karis Spencer, Faith Chen, Matthew Simmonds, Ryan
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: n/a
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A novice witch finds herself on a frightening journey into a surreal world when her potion goes horribly wrong.
Griffith Film School (GFS) Australia 4
48-50 THE AMAZING NECKBEARD
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Aaron Legg, John D'Acunto
Director: Aaron Legg
Producer: Aaron Legg
Animation: Aaron Legg, John D'Acunto, Molly Holmes, Cameron Sanati, Amaury Rodriguez
DOP: Molly Holmes
Sound: Aaron Legg
Editor: Cameron Sanati
Design: Aaron Legg
Synopsis:
A Cosplayer fanboy makes the ultimate Comic-Con sacrifice.
Columbia College Chicago (CCC) United States 4
51-52 GOODBYE
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Charlotte Thomas
Director: Charlotte Thomas
Producer: Charlotte Thomas
Animation: Charlotte Thomas
DOP: Charlotte Thomas
Sound: Callum Ellis, J. Severino
Editor: Charlotte Thomas
Design: Charlotte Thomas
Synopsis:
Two beloved friends, an adolescent girl and her mischievous pet cat, are torn apart after a devastating accident. As the cat fades out of consciousness it recalls the lasting memories of their relationship.
Northern Film School / Leeds Beckett University (NFS/LBU) United Kingdom 3
51-52 HORSES DON`T DIE ON A DOG`S WISH
X

Details:

Length: 1'
Screenwriter: Cristian Radu
Director: Cristian Radu
Producer: Cristian Radu
Animation: Cristian Radu
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Cristian Radu
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
The poet Nichita Stanescu tells about a strange phone conversation he had a few days ago.
National University of Theatre and Film (UNATC) Romania 3
53 FATHER
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Dara Griffin
Director: Dara Griffin
Producer: Dara Griffin
Animation: Sarah Peters
DOP: n/a
Sound: Richard Byrne, Sam d'Entremont Saunders
Editor: Dara Griffin
Design: Dara Griffin
Synopsis:
A forest guardian wakes up after hundreds of years to discover that the Machines have taken over and destroyed all living things, save for his forest. Without hope of fighting them off, the guardian makes a unthinkable choice in order to save the last forest of the planet.
National Film School / Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) Ireland 2
54-57 ART BLOCK
X

Details:

Length: 3'
Screenwriter: Alfred Chan
Director: Alfred Chan
Producer: Alfred Chan
Animation: Alfred Chan
DOP: n/a
Sound: n/a
Editor: Alfred Chan
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A passionate young artist enters art school and in a stifling and constricting academic environment must learn to find creativity in the most unexpected places.
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Academy for Creative Media United States 0
54-57 BASICS
X

Details:

Length: 6'
Screenwriter: Spencer Smyth
Director: Spencer Smyth
Producer: Spencer Smyth
Animation: Spencer Smyth
DOP: Spencer Smyth
Sound: Spencer Smyth
Editor: Spencer Smyth
Design: Spencer Smyth
Synopsis:
When a hot headed freshman is locked out of her Supremium Account at school she must learn to keep her cool among the underprivileged Base Package students before she can find out who her real friends are.
Florida State University / College of Motion Picture Arts (FSU) United States 0
54-57 KAICHI
X

Details:

Length: 2'
Producer: Whistling Woods International
Animation: Student Team / Crew: Gursikander Singh, Nimit Kapuria, Neha Agarwal, Surya Naik, Siddharth Kaushik, Varun Gehlot, Yash Sharma,
Synopsis:
The bag opens, and pencils and other stationeries exit it. They go to a bus stand, and wait for the pouch to arrive. While pencils were enjoying the pouch ride, the tape comes from behind the building and kidnaps them.
Whistling Woods International (WWI) India 0
54-57 LULLABY FROM THE CRYPT
X

Details:

Length: 8'
Screenwriter: Keenan Lott, Raven Davids
Director: Keenan Lott, Raven Davids
Producer: Sylvanah Claase
Animation: Keenan Lott, Raven Davids
DOP: n/a
Sound: Cailin Theobald
Editor: Thulani Maphanga
Design: n/a
Synopsis:
A grieving woman is reminiscent of a night where her and her brother were tormented by the ghost of their mother in the form of a cat.
South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance (AFDA) South Africa 0
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