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Point of View
Point of View

Directed by Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Drama, Comedy Synopsis: Karl Krämer is a middle class retired person who has been living with his wife Maria in the countryside of northern Germany for many years. Maria formally was a well-known singer, who, in the peak of her career, fell seriously ill and then unluckily lost her voice.

On the Bridge of Death and Life
On the Bridge of Death and Life

Directed by Lola-Jia Liu Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: Germany, China Category: Documentary Synopsis: Every year many thousands of people visit the mighty Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Every year dozens of them have no intention of leaving the bridge alive. But there is one person determined not to see them plummet to their deaths: Chen Si.

Treasures of the Past
Treasures of the Past

Directed by Oliver Langewitz Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes Release date: September 15, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Documentary Synopsis: A journey back in time. People are telling their very individual lifetime stories from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. How did they celebrate anniversaries? Which special locations in town were their favorites? How did they work? And how were their family lives?

90BPM
90BPM

Directed by Salvo Campisano Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release date: February 8, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis:

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The Mechanism Of Suspended Time
The Mechanism Of Suspended Time

Directed by Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 40 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: An original, French period romantic comedy set in Paris, the film tells the tale of the fateful meeting between two destined lovers: Pierre & Camille. Born to two famous rival Master Clockmakers, their love is forbidden by a painful past.

Torments of Love
Torments of Love

Directed by Caroline Jules Runtime: 53 minutes 47 seconds Release date: May 29, 2017 Country: France, Guadeloupe Category: Fiction Synopsis: A film from Guadeloupe based on hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father.

Memento Amare
Memento Amare

Directed by Lavinia Simina Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 45 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Country: United Kingdom Category: Fiction Synopsis: “Memento Amare“(Remember to love), tells a story of the “spirit birds” or as Mihai, father of little Mara explains to her, “the people who loved the most”. Immigrant construction worker Mihai, lives his life divided between his memories from his home in Romania and his monotonous daily existence on the construction site in London, UK.

Dancer
Dancer

Directed by John Balazs Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: February 1, 2017 Country: Australia Category: Fiction Synopsis: Set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Melbourne. It tells the story of Richard, a disconnected hit man who develops an infatuation with Dallas, a stripper at a local club who has aspirations of becoming a ballet dancer.

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NEEDLESS TO RUN
NEEDLESS TO RUN

Directed by Adrien Barshovi Runtime: 26 minutes 15 seconds Release date: May 29, 2017 Country: Switzerland, China Category: Drama, Romance, Sci'Fi Synopsis: A drama that follows the relationship of an expatriate man and a Chinese woman during an epidemic in China. The story happens over an evening during which the young couple faces several conflicts that will challenge their relationship.

The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

Directed by Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Category: Fiction Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations.

Beer & Calippo
Beer & Calippo

Directed by Paul Ploberger Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: September 5, 2017 Country: Austria Category: Short, Student Synopsis: Summer, an old camper and the feeling of freedom. Jojo wants to join her boyfriend Toni on a tour with his band. Her father promised to let her, because she got good marks in school. Everything seems perfect. But Jojo is pregnant, her father finds out and Toni has a crush on the drummer girl...

BEST STUDENT FILM

Stars
Stars

Directed by Han Zhang Runtime: 5 minutes 6 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Country: United States Category: Children, Family, Fairy, Fantasy Synopsis: Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…

See You In Hell
See You In Hell

Directed by Oliver Ryder Runtime: 13 minutes 31 seconds Release date: June 17, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Comedy, Horror, Gameshow, Surreal Synopsis: Welcome to the hottest show in town! See You In Hell is the story of Charlie, a recently deceased young man stuck on a purgatorial game show where if you lose the game, you lose your soul. Now he must endure three rounds of torturous, morality based games to obtain the ultimate prize, eternal salvation.

Labelled
Labelled

Directed by Violetta Moshkov Runtime: 24 minutes 13 seconds Release date: March 22, 2017 Country: Russian Federation Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: Eric, an autistic boy, lives in a world that people are born into with labels mapping out their destinies. But Eric’s label is a blank. His subtle perceptions are walled in by misunderstanding and prejudices of the surrounding world. Is there a place in it for the likes of Eric?

Medellin
Medellin

Directed by Sara Arango Ochoa Runtime: 4 minutes 21 seconds Release date: March 24, 2015 Country: Colombia Category: Music Video Synopsis: A city that revives after a history of drama and violence. Wakes up and lives in the desire to keep going of its protagonists. A hidden city that vibrates and builds every day, the history of a new culture, a new world is discovered, rising from the rubble of a memory that has left scars.

Wir bringen kalten Kaffee mit
Wir bringen kalten Kaffee mit

Directed by Leo Feisthauer and Tim Koglin Runtime: 9 minutes Release date: December 13, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Music Video, Student Synopsis: An extended music video by the german band Wir bringen kalten Kaffee mit. Two rather strange guys in something like a trailer park having an argument, which escalades quickly. The song's core message is translated: Let's be different before everything blows up!

Stardust
Stardust

Directed by Etienne Fu-Le Saulnier Runtime: 4 minutes 15 seconds Release date: Country: France Category: Drama, Horror, Dance, Fantastic Synopsis: Within Death's lair, a young girl wanders through the darkness, chased by mysterious shadows. In this mystical journey between dreams and fatality, she will have to dance for her salvation.

BEST WEB-SHORT

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A Whole World for a Little World
A Whole World for a Little World

Directed by Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter.

BEST SHORT FILM

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TWO OLD FOLKS
TWO OLD FOLKS

Directed by Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 12 minutes 23 seconds Release date: September 15, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...

The Interview
The Interview

Directed by Marc Gurung Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will be chosen for his skills or if he received special treatment. The evening has only just begun...

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Beer & Calippo
Beer & Calippo

Directed by Paul Ploberger Runtime: 28 minutes Release date: Country: Austria Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: Summer, an old camper and the feeling of freedom. Jojo wants to join her boyfriend Toni on a tour with his band. Her father promised to let her, because she got good marks in school. Everything seems perfect. But Jojo is pregnant, her father finds out and Toni has a crush on the drummer girl...

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On the Bridge of Death and Life
On the Bridge of Death and Life

Directed by Lola-Jia Liu Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: Germany, China Category: Documentary Synopsis: Every year many thousands of people visit the mighty Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. Every year dozens of them have no intention of leaving the bridge alive. But there is one person determined not to see them plummet to their deaths: Chen Si.

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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Treasures of the Past
Treasures of the Past

Directed by Oliver Langewitz Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes Release date: September 15, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Documentary Synopsis: A journey back in time. People are telling their very individual lifetime stories from the late 1950s to the late 1980s. How did they celebrate anniversaries? Which special locations in town were their favorites? How did they work? And how were their family lives?

Full Throttle III- End Times
Full Throttle III- End Times

Directed by Renger van den Heuvel Runtime: 43 minutes 14 seconds Release date: February 14, 2016 Country: Netherlands, Italy Category: Documentary, Experimental Synopsis: During the movie the writer’s passion for Ancient Times gets mingled with an on-the-road adventure. The Italian actress Loredana Cannata plays the role of the writer’s muse. Final destination is the barren island Sicily where he lives on the peninsula Ortigia, Siracusa.

Point of View
Point of View

Directed by Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Drama, Comedy Synopsis: Karl Krämer is a middle class retired person who has been living with his wife Maria in the countryside of northern Germany for many years. Maria formally was a well-known singer, who, in the peak of her career, fell seriously ill and then unluckily lost her voice.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM

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Full Throttle III- End Times
Full Throttle III- End Times

Directed by Renger van den Heuvel Runtime: 43 minutes 14 seconds Release date: February 14, 2016 Country: Netherlands, Italy Category: Documentary, Experimental Synopsis: During the movie the writer’s passion for Ancient Times gets mingled with an on-the-road adventure. The Italian actress Loredana Cannata plays the role of the writer’s muse. Final destination is the barren island Sicily where he lives on the peninsula Ortigia, Siracusa.

Strange Case
Strange Case

Directed by Zbigniew Czapla Runtime: 13 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Country: Poland Category: Drama, Philosophy, Gender Synopsis: The film as a metaphor of life, the last surrealistic journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sequence of protagonist's personal experiences and collective memory.

Stars
Stars

Directed by Han Zhang Runtime: 5 minutes 6 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Country: United States Category: Children, Family, Fairy, Fantasy Synopsis: Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…

BEST ANIMATION FILM

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Strange Case
Strange Case

Directed by Zbigniew Czapla Runtime: 13 minutes 30 seconds Release date: January 1, 2017 Country: Poland Category: Drama, Philosophy, Gender Synopsis: The film as a metaphor of life, the last surrealistic journey into consciousness. Stream of images, thoughts and memories. The sequence of protagonist's personal experiences and collective memory.

Hope, the Boat
Hope, the Boat

Directed by Dhruv Sachdeva, Clifford Afonso and Tanvi Gandhi Runtime: 4 minutes 25 seconds Release date: September 10, 2016 Country: India Category: Family, Kids Synopsis: The film takes the viewer through a journey of hopes and dreams metaphorically through a paper boat. A boy dressed as a sailor sits at his desk one day wistfully looking at a picture of a ship that has 'The great Indian Cruise' written on it.

MOTSA - Petrichor
MOTSA - Petrichor

Directed by Nicola von Leffern and Martyna Trepczyk Runtime: 4 minutes 45 seconds Release date: November 3, 2016 Country: Austria, Italy, Slovenia Category: Music Video Synopsis: The foggy scenery of the Austrian and Italian Alps mirrores that tone. The very rhythmic and forever forward rushing of water through whatever obstacle, carving its way with all of nature's force, the fight of the elements – both fire and rain taking back their territories.

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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