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

Awarded to Lola-Jia Liu Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: 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.

POINT OF VIEW
POINT OF VIEW

Awarded to Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds Release date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Experimental, Drama, Comedy Synopsis: A HAUNTING VIEW ON A FAMILY. REAL-TIME AND UNCUT. 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.

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

Awarded to Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Country: France Category: Drama 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.

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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.

90BPM
90BPM

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

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, Slatstick 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...

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.

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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THE INTERVIEW
THE INTERVIEW

Directed by Marc GURUNG Runtime: 17 minutes 38 seconds Release date: September 4, 2016 Country: France Category: Drama 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...

THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS
THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS

Directed by Pilar PALOMERO Runtime:18 minutes 30 seconds Release date: March 15, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Drama Synopsis: Joana, a seven-year-old girl, lives in a house close to a little village in Cataluña, where her grandfather runs a small antiques business. The shop is a huge warehouse, full of dark corridors and dusty corners, where objects wait to be bought, as forgotten by life.

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: Drama 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.

Torments of Love
Torments of Love

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

The Tail Before
The Tail Before

Directed by Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung and Jane Leung Runtime: 23 minutes 55 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Country: Hong Kong Category: Fiction, Drama Synopsis: As a child, Suet Yi (starred by Rain Lau) witnessed the transformation of tadpoles into frogs. As an adult, Suet Yi witnessed the aging of her mother. Welcoming and bidding farewell to life are inevitable chapters in life journey. Nonetheless, we feel uneasy and doubtful about such life matters, and Suet Yi is no exception.

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The Simon's Way
The Simon's Way

Awarded to Edgar Baghdasaryan Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: January 1, 2017 Country: Armenia, France, Turkey Category: Drama 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. But on the two sides of tightly closed borders there are relatives living, who manage to communicate with each other only with help of writings on the big pieces of paper and looking at

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

Awarded to Fabrice Bracq Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Country: France Category: Drama 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.

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

Awarded to Lola-Jia Liu Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: 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.

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

Awarded to Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama, Experimental, Narrative Synopsis: A highly audio-visual concept style & story. Shot almost entirely by a crew of 2. Five continents recreated and shot in a humble suburban house. All effects shot in-camera. NO CGI. NO location shooting. No studios. NO digital VFX. Handmade models & sets.

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THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

Awarded to Laurence Blyth Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama, Experimental, Narrative Synopsis: A highly audio-visual concept style & story. Shot almost entirely by a crew of 2. Five continents recreated and shot in a humble suburban house. All effects shot in-camera. NO CGI. NO location shooting. No studios. NO digital VFX. Handmade models & sets.

Torments of Love
Torments of Love

Awarded to Stéphane PATTI Runtime: 53 minutes 47 seconds Release date: May 29, 2017 Country: France Category: Drama Synopsis: AA film from Guadeloupe based on hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father.

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

Awarded to Philippe Brelot Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: January 26, 2017 Country: France Category: Drama 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.

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

Awarded to Lars Barthel Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: 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.

MYSON
MYSON

Directed by Germain LALOT Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds Release date: November 23, 2016 Country: France, Japan, Vanuatu Category: Documentary Synopsis: What do we want to pass on to future generations? An expecting mother encourages her unborn child to look at our complex world with a different light. MySon is a short film, shot in Vanuatu Islands, with a strong message of tolerance, humanity and kindness.

THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS
THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS

Directed by Pilar PALOMERO Runtime:18 minutes 30 seconds Release date: March 15, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Drama Synopsis: Joana, a seven-year-old girl, lives in a house close to a little village in Cataluña, where her grandfather runs a small antiques business. The shop is a huge warehouse, full of dark corridors and dusty corners, where objects wait to be bought, as forgotten by life.

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THE TAIL BEFORE
THE TAIL BEFORE

Directed by Wong Fei Pang, Li Chi Fung and Jane Leung Runtime: 23 minutes 55 seconds Release date: November 1, 2016 Country: Hong Kong Category: Fiction, Drama Synopsis: As a child, Suet Yi (starred by Rain Lau) witnessed the transformation of tadpoles into frogs. As an adult, Suet Yi witnessed the aging of her mother. Welcoming and bidding farewell to life are inevitable chapters in life journey. Nonetheless, we feel uneasy and doubtful about such life matters, and Suet Yi is no exception.

THE STORY OF L'HOMME CIRQUE
THE STORY OF L'HOMME CIRQUE

Directed by Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Country: Switzerland Category: Drama Synopsis: A black and white 30 minute silent short-film, made in Basel Switzerland. Filmed in Cinemascope format with Dolby Surround Sound. Music composed and arranged by Olivier Truan, performed by the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra.

THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS
THE NIGHT OF ALL THINGS

Directed by Pilar PALOMERO Runtime:18 minutes 30 seconds Release date: March 15, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Drama Synopsis: Joana, a seven-year-old girl, lives in a house close to a little village in Cataluña, where her grandfather runs a small antiques business. The shop is a huge warehouse, full of dark corridors and dusty corners, where objects wait to be bought, as forgotten by life.

THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

Awarded to Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama, Experimental, Narrative Synopsis: A highly audio-visual concept style & story. Shot almost entirely by a crew of 2. Five continents recreated and shot in a humble suburban house. All effects shot in-camera. NO CGI. NO location shooting. No studios. NO digital VFX. Handmade models & sets.

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.

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THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

Awarded to Simon Daniels Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama, Experimental, Narrative Synopsis: A highly audio-visual concept style & story. Shot almost entirely by a crew of 2. Five continents recreated and shot in a humble suburban house. All effects shot in-camera. NO CGI. NO location shooting. No studios. NO digital VFX. Handmade models & sets.

THE STORY OF L'HOMME CIRQUE
THE STORY OF L'HOMME CIRQUE

Directed by Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: May 25, 2017 Country: Switzerland Category: Drama Synopsis: A black and white 30 minute silent short-film, made in Basel Switzerland. Filmed in Cinemascope format with Dolby Surround Sound. Music composed and arranged by Olivier Truan, performed by the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra.

90BPM
90BPM

Awarded to Alessandro Cimini Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release date: February 8, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction

THE CHESS PLAYER
THE CHESS PLAYER

Awarded to ALEJANDRO VIVAS PUIG Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes Release date: April 25, 2017 Country: Hungary, Spain Category: Drama Synopsis: The main character, Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Chess Championships, and falls in love with a French Jounalist, Marianne Latour; and they soon marry and have a daughter.

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THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME
THE MECHANISM OF SUSPENDED TIME

Awarded to Stefana Brancastle Runtime: 38 minutes Release date: May 28, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama, Experimental, Narrative Synopsis: A highly audio-visual concept style & story. Shot almost entirely by a crew of 2. Five continents recreated and shot in a humble suburban house. All effects shot in-camera. NO CGI. NO location shooting. No studios. NO digital VFX. Handmade models & sets.