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Directed by Nikita Trocki Runtime: 17 minutes 50 seconds Release Date: July 6, 2017 Country: Belgium Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: An overworked father, a seductive girl, a maniacal son and "mummy" carefully tied in the back seat.
Directed by Kadir Demir Runtime: 6 minutes 18 seconds Release Date: August 19, 2017 Country: Denmark Category: Documentary Synopsis: My Copenhagen is tribute to Copenhagen - this beautiful Nordic city that has been my hometown for the last 13 years. For a year I have kept my camera close by, so I was prepared to film whenever the weather and the light permitted. I have explored all my favourite areas of Copenhagen and filmed buildings, statues and the local people.
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?
Directed by André Siqueira Runtime: 25 minutes Release Date: February 7, 2017 Country: Brazil Category: Fiction Synopsis: The meeting of two strangers and the hidden fantasies that permeate them. She is a woman unhappy in marriage. He, the owner of an old book store, is a sensitive and poetic man. "Somewhere, tomorrow" shows the relationship of people who barely know each other, but who, inexplicably, feel suddenly attracted to one another.
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...
Directed by Ulas Bicak Runtime: 18 minutes Release Date: January 1, 2017 Country: Turkey Category: Drama, Indie Synopsis: Ciwan is a thirteen-year-old shepherd. He has two regular visitors while he is working. One of them is Zeyno, his platonic love who brings him food every day; the other one is the librarian on a donkey from whom he borrows a book once a week.
Directed by Yen-Ju Lee Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: July 20, 2017 Country: Taiwan Category: Fiction Synopsis: Huan, a nurse who finds herself stuck in her current job and a dying long distance relationship, meets Mr Chang, a cancer patient who is trying to find the family he abandoned before it's too late. An undelivered letter brings the two together and provides an unexpected solution to their problems.
Directed by Jan Chramosta Runtime: 27 minutes 33 seconds Release Date: July 29, 2017 Country: Czech Republic Category: Fiction Synopsis: The film is a collection of seven short stories that were shot during seven days of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Each film has a different genre and pays its little homage to history and richness of cinema.
Directed by Yoann Boisson Runtime: 25 minutes Release Date: June 11, 2017 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: Saturday, 6 am, Olivier Becaille an anxious and melancholic stretcher bearer of about thirty years falls as dead. Inside of him then begins a fierce struggle, interspersed with despair and awakened dreams. But Olivier will it succeed in resurfacing?
Directed by Gustavo Sani Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: November 30, 2016 Country: Brazil Category: Fiction Synopsis: The life of a couple is drastically affected after a car accident. Sofia suffers severe injuries in her face, while her husband André blames himself for the tragic accident and doesn't know how to react and to face it. He finds a way out to resolve the situation. A new relationship that involves self-punishment, pain and guilt.
Directed by Wong Fei Pang Runtime: 23 minutes 55 seconds Release Date: November 1, 2016 Country: Hong Kong Category: Fiction 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.
Directed by Francesco Longo Runtime: 2 minutes 59 seconds Release Date: July 1, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: Promotional short movie of an upcoming feature film inspired from an italian Ghost story.
Directed by Zbigniew Czapla Runtime: 13 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: January 1, 2017 Country: Poland Category: Animation, Experimental, Poetry 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.
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...
Directed by E.G. Bailey Runtime: 9 minutes 25 seconds Release Date: January 20, 2017 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A 2017 Sundance Official Selection, New Neighbors is a story about a mother and her two sons who move to a new neighborhood, and because of all the killings and assaults on Black lives she is determined to keep her family safe. She takes to the neighborhood with kids in tow. A clever, resourceful, and unique approach to the BLM dialogue.
Directed by Ommkaram Sashidhar Runtime: 28 minutes 31 seconds Release Date: Country: India Category: Fiction Synopsis: 60 year old diabetic Janardhan has a huge sweet tooth and his fondest is laddu. Janardhan is desperate for eating sweets while his son and daughter in law take proper care to keep him away from sweets considering the well being of his own health. But one fine day Janardhan gets an opportunity to eat his favourite laddoos while his son and daughter in law leave for office.
Directed by Sergio Falchi Runtime: 9 minutes 24 seconds Release Date: July 18, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: An old fisherman meets an unexpected host...
Directed by Denis Filyukov Runtime: 10 minutes Release Date: April 26, 2017 Country: Russian Federation Category: Fiction Synopsis: This film is based on a real event. The authors have recreated the memories of father, who wrote a letter to the son who committed suicide.
Directed by Michael Flume Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: May 25, 2017 Country: Switzerland Category: Fiction Synopsis: Its 1920, David dreams of his own circus, he lives in the barn of Mr. Max's farm. Claudine the daughter of Mr. Max and David fall in love, not a simple love, Claudine is to marry the rich and evil Henry. David has to save her! A dramatic love story with humour and acrobatics, bringing back the good old silent movie times.
Directed by Mia Mullarkey Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: April 30, 2017 Country: Ireland, Netherlands Category: Comedy, Drama Synopsis: Fergal has Asperger’s Syndrome and lives a lonely life. From a mix of guilt and fraternal love, his brother Sean gets pulled into helping Fergal down an unseemly path. Oh Brother is a short comedy drama about two brothers travelling to Amsterdam to find the right escort for Fergal.
Directed by Kelly Lynn Peters Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: May 2, 2016 Country: United States Category: Drama, Mystery Synopsis: To the point of desperation, a young women copes with the struggles of motherhood, while dealing with her toddler's desire for the lights to stay on.
Directed by Gábor Klacsán Runtime: 25 minutes Release Date: July 9, 2017 Country: Hungary, Ukraine Category: Documentary Synopsis: A story of civilians killed or taken to labour camps by the masses after WWII, which is presented through the life of a father and his son. Following his father’s footsteps, Jr. András Bak goes to Kiev to learn about the details of Hungarian and Ukrainian history in the Soviet era.
Directed by Xuezi Zhang Runtime: 4 minutes 54 seconds Release Date: 16 minutes 9 seconds Country: United States Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: A girl’s estranged mother visits her in New York. The two worlds collide as they inhabit each other's presence.
Directed by Sertac Bozkurt Runtime: 4 minutes 54 seconds Release Date: May 13, 2016 Country: Turkey Category: Fiction Synopsis: A woman watches out the window of in the house. The excitement that she had when her husband's knock the door shows us that days end would be different than other days.
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.
Directed by Crazy Medicine Runtime: 20 minutes 42 seconds Release Date: May 31, 2017 Country: Thailand Category: Fiction, Drama Synopsis: Twenty-three years old, with a first class honours degree and forty-eight grand in student loans, Emily Davidson’s sick and tired of being told she’s part of the ‘Snowflake Generation,’ accused of having unrealistic expectations and an over-inflated sense of their own importance. All Emily wants is a chance and she knows she has to strive to get it.
Directed by Emily L. Manthei Runtime: 17 minutes 8 seconds Release Date: November 5, 2016 Country: United States, Germany Category: Fiction Synopsis: A German millennial must come to terms with his father's secrets.
Directed by Ionut Gaga Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: March 1, 2016 Country: Romania Category: Fiction, Fantasy Synopsis: God upholds there still are honest men in the world, but the Devil disagrees. A bet worth ten thousand souls is settled. Those souls will hang in the high moral principles balance of Radu Iovan. Rushing to meet his daughter who is leaving the country, he is pulled over because of a broken headlight.
Directed by Sarrio David Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: March 1, 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: In a modern day megalopolis, Christopher Wyatt's life has been transformed. He was «chosen» to be the hip super-hero representing the Global Electric firm. But a personal misstep getting media exposure will cause his « firing » and psychological downfall…
Directed by Oliver Ryder Runtime: 13 minutes 31 seconds Release Date: June 17, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Student, Comedy, Horror 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.
Directed by Michael Boston Runtime: 21 minutes 8 seconds Release Date: January 7, 2017 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A struggling method actor takes his research too far.
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.
Directed by Han Zhang Runtime: 5 minutes 6 seconds Release Date: November 1, 2016 Country: United States Category: Animation, Student Synopsis: Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…
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.
Directed by Kris Van den Bulck Runtime: 21 minutes 57 seconds Release Date: June 16, 2016 Country: Belgium Category: Documentary, Student Synopsis: Rose Amongst Thorns glances at the world's most famous flower, the rose, in an environment characterized by industrialisation and human migration.
Directed by Cosmea Spelleken Runtime: 12 minutes 23 seconds Release Date: September 15, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Drama, Silent Film, Comedy 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...
Directed by Jane Devoy Runtime: 11 minutes 50 seconds Release Date: January 2, 2015 Country: United Kingdom Category: Drama Synopsis: 40-something Melanie wants a baby. Her actor boyfriend, Andy, is stalling. At a fancy dress party in East London, the arrival of an old friend provides a chance for Melanie to take matters into her own hands.
Directed by Mickael Cohen Runtime: 14 minutes 40 seconds Release Date: June 8, 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: Franck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.
Directed by Pilar Palomero Runtime: 18 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: March 15, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Fiction 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.
FEATURE & FEATURETTE
Directed by Lavinia Simina Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 45 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Country: United Kingdom Category: Feature Film, Drama 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.
Directed by John Balazs Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: February 1, 2017 Country: Australia Category: Feature Film, Drama 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.
Directed by Caroline JULES Runtime: 53 minutes 47 seconds Release date: May 29, 2017 Country: France, Guadalupe Category: Feature Film, Drama Synopsis: A film from Guadeloupe based on hidden love and untold feelings between two sisters in their thirties and their father.
Directed by Otwin Karl Biernat Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes 56 seconds Release Date: April 6, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Fiction, Experimental 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.
Directed by Claudio Perrin Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 16 seconds Release Date: January 12, 2017 Country: Argentina Category: Fiction Synopsis: An empty house at night. Heartrending screams coming from the streets and five persons who transgress the threshold to remain besieged, right after the murder they left behind. (Feature Film inspired in a real story: the lynching of a youngster accused of robbery)
Directed by Salvo Campisano & Filippo Arlotta Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes Release Date: February 8, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis:
Directed by Eldad Bouganim & Israel Winkler Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 15 seconds Release Date: July 16, 2017 Country: Israel Category: Drama, Romance Synopsis: In 2011, the biggest social protest in the history of Israel broke. Over 400,000 people marched in Tel Aviv and demanded change that will make living in Israel fiscally possible.
Directed by Alexander Gutterman & Aboubacar Camara Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes 21 seconds Release Date: March 1, 2017 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Drama Synopsis: Annika is a young woman left alone to deal with her aging and senile grandfather, while also confronted by poverty, isolation and sexual oppression. When Mark, a wealthy, married stranger on his way to a sailing competition visits her bleak lakeside town during the dead of winter, a quiet but intense entanglement develops
Directed by Marie Ullrich Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes Release Date: August 6, 2014 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A road movie on a bike that takes place over one night, Jasper leaves an underground bike messenger race and goes on a physical and spiritual journey, through Chicago’s nighttime streets, to an emotion-filled destination.
Directed by Germain Lalot Runtime: 2 minutes 58 seconds Release Date: November 23, 2016 Country: France, Japan, Vanuatu Category: Documentary, Web Short 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.
Directed by Vadim Uvazhny Herasymenko Runtime: 3 minutes 49 seconds Release date: December 19, 2016 Country: Ukraine Category: Music Video Synopsis: This is "The Erised" music band's official narrative video for "Even If" track.
Directed by Anton van der Linden Runtime: 4 minutes 16 seconds Release Date: February 19, 2016 Country: Netherlands Category: Music Video Synopsis:
Directed by Paul McDonnell Runtime: 3 minutes 49 seconds Release Date: June 6, 2016 Country: Australia, Italy Category: Music Video, Experimental Synopsis: Set in the Pincio Gardens above the city of Rome, This Little Love was filmed in a single take.
Directed by Aaron Moloney Runtime: 5 minutes 48 seconds Release Date: August 3, 2017 Country: Ireland Category: Music Video Synopsis: A boy with insomnia realises his addiction of illustrating a mysterious car, and struggles to break free.
Directed by Octavian Mladin Runtime: 3 minutes 21 seconds Release Date: May 20, 2017 Country: Romania, United States Category: Music Video Synopsis: Experimental Project, shot in California.
Directed by Etienne Fu-Le Saulnier Runtime: 4 minutes 15 seconds Release Date: Country: France Category: Music Video Synopsis: Within Death's lair, a young girl wanders through the darkness, chased by mysterious shadows.
Directed by Nicola von Leffern & Martyna Trepczyk Runtime: 4 minutes 45 seconds Release Date: November 3, 2016 Country: Austria, Italy, Slovenia Category: Music Video Synopsis: Petrichor – a term which describes the scent of freshly fallen rain. But how to visualize a feeling usually created by another sense? The cold crawling under your skin when faced with nostalgia?
Directed by Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro Runtime: 1 minute Release date: October 4, 2016 Country: Canada Category: Trailer Synopsis: A naive girl with dreams of stardom, marries a powerful man, who abuses her while running a foundation that protects abused women
Directed by Danny Cotton Runtime: 4 minutes 25 seconds Release Date: January 24, 2017 Country: United Kingdom Category: Trailer, Science Fiction Synopsis: This Science Fiction Docudrama/mockumentary revolves around a dystopian future world and the possible consequences of todays actions. A young reporter highlights the issues a mind controlling drug has on the population and the moral aspects of a higher powers influence.