Afterword (Germany | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Boris Seewald

Written by: Philip Moore

Cast: Marama Corlett, Patrick Hanna

Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in the wake of an ended relationship, she resorts to sharing any piece of advice she can muster. Her reflection on their differences strikes up an imaginary conversation.

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Care (Australia | 2017, 2 min)

Directed by: Katherine Bramston

Written by: Brendan Kelly

Cast: Brendan Kelly

In a fast paced, coffee driven world of industry it's become easy to ignore other's problems and hard to keep proper perspective. Where does a man in a comfortable bubble place his care?

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Dying Art (Australia | 2017, 8 min)

Directed by: Brendan Kelly

Written by: Brendan Kelly

Cast: Brendan Kelly, Colin Giles, Shanie-Lee Smith, Michael Ubrihien, Scott Bowcher, Amy Gilmore, Dave Turner

Cameron is an actor on a film set, about to film their final shot: his death scene. Due to the little interactions with the crew and his fellow cast, Cameron starts to suspect his director has lethal intentions for his death scene. He decides to confront the director but is surprised by the response.

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Fern (UK | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Xiao-Wei Lu

Cast: Portia Ferrari, Liam Gardner

A visually rich fashion film crossing the boundaries of music videos and experimental filmmaking. Fern experiments with the subjective nature of reality and consciousness, telling a nightmarish tale of a relationship between two young lovers.

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Girl A (UK | 2017, 7 min)

Directed by: Jess O'Brien

A teenage girl is reprimanded by the head teacher of her school following a violent incident with another student. As we follow a section of her life over three days, the reasons for her violent behaviour are slowly revealed.

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Goodbye (USA | 2017, 9 min)

Directed by: Ali Ozan

It is the story of an aquarium fish, left over from a broken love.

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Headbutt (Kopstoot) (Netherlands | 2017, 9 min)

Directed by: Daan Bunnik

Cast: Nils Verkooijen, Felix Osinga

Tobias (15) wants to restore the old relationship he had with his brother Lucas (18). While they used to do everything together, Lucas is depressed and has no interest in him anymore. When Tobias fantasizes that Lucas will commit suicide, Tobias has no other option than reach his isolated brother.

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Heads or Tails (USA | 2016, 9 min)

Directed by: Eva von Schweinitz

Cast: Nikki Calonge, Lucy Kaminsky

Lilly convinces her best friend René to join her on a nocturnal trespassing adventure.

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Leg It (Australia | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Rachel Mackey

Along a street of the aggressively moderate, a determined backward running woman accidentally leads an uprising.

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Let's Be Gentle (Georgia | 2017, 2 min)

Directed by: Kelly McKay

A daughter's abusive father returns home from jail and her mother must defend her.

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Like Her (USA | 2017, 9 min)

Directed by: Eliza Laytner

Written by: Cameron Kalajian

Cast: Ellyn Heald, Cameron Kalajian

After years of separation, Olivia and Harley are reunited. Brought back together by an unspeakable loss, their attempts to reconnect fall short. Unsure of what to do with their grief, they journey into a wintery forest. Where they end up and what Olivia finds isn’t what she expects.

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Limbo (USA | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Jean-Luc Julien

Written by: Amy Fruchtman

Cast: Wilfried Hochholdinger, Annue Alexander Sieder, Irina Kurbanova, Linda König, John Julian, Carolina Massie

A grieving father struggling to accept the death of his teenage daughter comes face to face with her living doppelganger.

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Love Road (Australia | 2017, 3 min)

Directed by: Mathilde Nocquet

Cast: Caitlin Burley, Baylee Ardnt

It’s 1959. During a high school prom night, two teenagers leave the party to hang out in a car. They will face one of the most important experiences of their young life: making love for the first time. Suddenly, they are shot off to a wacky world and will ride on the road of love!

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Mum, I'm back (Greece | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Dimitris Katsimiris

A woman returns, after 40 years, to the village where she was born. The cause is the death of her mother. She keeps an old photograph in her hands: a mother with her two sons. Arriving at the cemetery, she encounters the faces of all those she left behind.

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My First Time (Israel | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Asaf Livni

Tonight Maggie is “doing it” for the first time. She meets Kobi, a guy cute enough for the purpose. Heading to his apartment, Kobi discovers what Maggie’s real intentions are...

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Night Dancing (UK/Romania | 2016, 7 min)

Directed by: Barney Cokeliss

Cast: Jason Thorpe, Louise Tanoto, Jacob Ingham-Dodd, Alister Cameron

A short film about obsession, delusion and longing.

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One Eye Small (USA | 2017, 9 min)

Directed by: Jane Stiles

Two female strangers become affectionate friends over the course of a frenetic evening in NYC.

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Rhapsody in Blueberry (France | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Gaelle Denis

Cast: India Hair

Rhapsody, a wild young woman, pushes the limits to find a deeper meaning in her life. She faces the bald reality of not being heard and seen for what she is. She learns how to cope with this struggle through the power of her imagination.

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Sadie (USA | 2017, 6 min)

Directed by: Sabrina Marki

A young girl struggles to escape the memories of her mother's death.

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Save (Spain/Germany | 2017, 4 min)

Directed by: Iván Sáinz-Pardo

Cast: Roland Von Kummant, Josephine Ehlert

Dawn. A baby breaks the silence.

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Singer (USA | 2017, 7 min)

Directed by: Paloma Lopez

Cast: Hannah Sharp

An isolated girl leaves her land behind to go audition for a singing TV show in the city.

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Slip Up (USA | 2017, 5 min)

Directed by: Ben Clark

A man frantically tries to hide a body when he finds himself implicated in a robbery gone awry.

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Snow (Canada | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Kim Barr

Spell Claire (USA | 2016, 8 min)

Directed by: Greg Emetaz

Claire purchases an antique educational toy that reignites fond memories from childhood and lays bare the sorry state her life is now in.

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Directed by: Sébastien Petretti

This is the story of two young guys without any trouble who just want to « screw » without being disturbed. State of Emergency Motherfucker is a surrealistic comedy that depicts a society where police violence and invasion of privacy are daily routine, normal, tedious. The victims themselves are used to it. Even the police is used to it! Every day, they get back at it. Samy and Mehdi aren’t even paying attention to it anymore… the viewer neither. The real question of the movie is to finally discover if Samy did get some on the night of Valentine’s…

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Strawberries (USA | 2017, 7 min)

Directed by: Donggyun Han

Written by: Maggie Briggs

Cast: Josie Girand, Grace Keyt

A shy girl and her best friend accidentally gift a condom instead of candy and must retrieve it before her crush discovers their embarrassing mistake.

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The Final Show (USA | 2016, 9 min)

Directed by: Dana Nachman

A woman who has lived a long life full of love and loss has to decide, based on all that she has learned, who to take along to eternity.

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Directed by: Lucie Guillemot

Written by: Lucie Guillemot and Mélody Banquet

Cast: Philippe du Janerand, Isabelle Anciaux, Mélody Banquet and Arnaud Préchac

Neighbors and libido...

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The Virgin (Australia | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Jack Yabsley

A sweet coming-of-age tale about murder, prostitutes, and small town Tasmania. Tonight Robbie Finn will become a man, whether he wants to, or not.

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Thirst (Sed) (Mexico | 2017, 7 min)

Directed by: Aldo Gutiérrez

Written by: Aldo Gutiérrez

Cast: Ishtar Yasin, Miriam Karina Rodriguez, Evangelina Lomelí Sánchez.

Thirst portraits the crossing of a woman in the search of water to share with her daughter. The story develops in a white and lonely desert.

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Untoward (USA | 2016, 10 min)

Directed by: Anthony Paul

Cast: Felicia Garcia, Vivian Lam, Perri Yaniv

Two women leave a party and call a ride share service. After one of them is dropped off, and now left alone in the backseat, a woman finds out her driver has bad intentions.

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Voice (Koe) (Japan | 2017, 10 min)

Directed by: Takeshi Kushida

A short film about opening your ears.

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