2015 Films

Ants Pact (Germany , 21 minutes)

Directed by: Benjamin Martins

Written by: Benjamin Martins

Cast: Filip Januchowski, Klaus Rodewald, Christine Rothacker

Paul is 16 years old and earns his pocket money working the streets. Fleeting encounters shape his daily routine, until he comes across a group of teenagers that teach him the lesson that nobody can run away from their problems. However, Paul has made a pact; a pact with some ants. The boundaries between reality and imagination are shaking and Paul creates himself a world in which he feels at home.

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'Clavicles' by BRONTOSORUS (United States, 4 minutes )

Directed by: Pete Scalzitti

Written by: Pete Scalzitti

Cast: Claire Buckingham, Sime Viduka

While violent cannibalistic cartoon monster aliens attack the city, a young couple must escape what should have been the safest place- their own apartment! 2-D cartoon characters animated over live action footage, stylistically similar to 'Space Jam' and 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit.'

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Directed by: Min Reid

Written by: J.R. Richards

Cast: JR Richards, Don Fergusson, Stacey Fergusson, Calum Fraser, Jon Payne, Kate Kadow, Marina Fliagina-Domrachev

Still Beautiful is performed by the indie band Vanaka with lead vocals by J.R. Richards. The song's lyrics emerged after the 'Sandy Hook Tragedy', when Stacey Fergusson, lyricist and co-founder of the band, reached to explain the tragic event to her 10 year old child. Director Min Reid felt the only way to personify such deep emotion, the evolution from despair to healing, was through the stunning art form of ballet.The Sandy Hook Promise have both embraced and endorsed 'Still Beautiful' and now incorporate some of the lyrics within their speeches... those words being 'Let Love Lead'.

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(The) Karaoke King (United States, 6 minutes)

Directed by: Lukatz Pruchnik, Marco Shalma

Written by: Marco Shalma, Eric Sanders

Cast: Jared Van, Scoop Slone

A karaoke performer is finishing up his tour of NY's most depressing venues. The performance opportunity of a lifetime is unveiled in an unexpected place, but is singing for a captive audience what he really wanted?

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-196 (Russia, 49 minutes)

Directed by: Anna Arlanova

Written by: Anna Arlanova

Cast: Nikolay Evtushenko, Aleksander Matveev

Short on resources but rich in feeling, lapsed physics student Mitya is determined to save the life of his ailing, beloved grandmother. Overriding the uninformed protestations of family members, the devoted grandson goes any lengths to have her cryogenically preserved after her demise, thereby affording her a chance at a new life.

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1500 Words (United Kingdom , 9 minutes)

Directed by: Andrew Chaplin

Written by: James Menzies

Cast: Marcus Garvey, Eri Jackson, Mike Wozniak, Michael Smiley

What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? Are some words more important than others?

“1500 Words” is the dark and comedic tale of one man's struggle to keep his relationship, and himself alive whilst using his final one thousand five hundred words.

When everyman Stanley Franks goes to his doctor to receive his test results, he's told the brutal and surprising news of how long he has left to live. Shell-shocked and overwhelmed Stanley has to work out pretty quickly how to adapt to life with his new restrictive affliction. Life will never be the same again... or will it? How will he cope? How will he break the big news to his long term girlfriend?

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20TWELVE (Germany, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Christian Stahl

Written by: Madleen Kamrath, Julien Wilkens, Jens-Henrik Kuiper

Cast: Julien Wilkens, Felicitas Then, Kai Pflaume

Freedom of the press is one of our greatest assets. We just need to make journalists aware of abuses and defend this fundamental right. But we must also focus on self-critical on the way we work. Freedom of the press is regularly put to the test. The short film "20zwoelf" - the video essay www.20zwoelf.de - is pushing this issue to the extreme: a Germany without a free press – unthinkable?

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24K All You Need is Gold (Mexico , 9 minutes)

Directed by: Kane Lee Kwik Allan

46, XX (Belgium , 2 hours 1 minute)

Directed by: Guido de Craene

Written by: Guido de Craene

Cast: Gaelle Gillis, Chloé Struvay, Olivier Bonjour, Julien De Broeyer, Geoffrey Boissy, Adrien Letartre, François Sikivie, Nkusi Nancy.

As a result of being raped, a young nurse flips out when she discovers that her boyfriend has cheated on her. After losing her relationship, home, and job, the woman uses her body to take revenge on men, but there is only one way her nightmare will end.

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Written by: Austin Letson

It's 12:06, 6 minutes til' midnight a man awakens to a girl in his bedroom baring a knife in the palm of her hand she thrusts the knife down towards him. He closes his eyes and braces for death but awakens again believing it to be a nightmare and thinks nothing of it. He goes back to sleep but when he looks at the clock and lays his head back on the pillow it is now 12:05, 5 minutes til' midnight and the same girl is hidden underneath his bed ready to strike fear into him once again. A traditional horror story with a twist that keeps the clock ticking.    

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8 Aranas (Mexico , 0:12:00)

Directed by: Daniel Lecanda and Mario Moreno Del Moral

Written by: Hector Octavio Valdes

Cast: Juan Lecanda, Jorge Cervera, Mari Carmen Ruiz

An obsessive-compulsive man is obligated to go through an experiential therapy on a woman in order to cure his arachnophobia.

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A Flash (Ireland , 0:12:00 )

Directed by: Niall Cutler

A Mercedes for Sierra Leone (Germany, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Robert Fuhrmann

Written by: Robert Fuhrmann

Cast: Rocky Rockson, David Bredin

Two friends, Tommy and Ibrahim, decide to play a game of chess after work. Tommy tells Ibrahim of his plans to get back to his home country of Sierra Leone so that he can realize his dream of becoming a businessman. However, Ibrahim is in need of a car, specifically Tommy's Mercedes, and runs into a bit of a problem when his friend won't sell.

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A New York Pair (United States , 0:13:22)

Directed by: Christophe Averlan

Written by: Molly Montgomery, Charles Warburton

Cast: Charles Warburton, Molly Montgomery

A young couple begin to wonder if they have to choose between love and ambition in such an unforgiving city.

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A Private Matter (Australia, 0:25:00)

Directed by: Kate Halpin

Written by: Kate Halpin

Cast: Giselle Van Der Wiel, Bianca Bradey, Cain Thompson, Norah George.

A reserved young woman burdened with a weighty secret returns to her rural hometown accompanied by her outgoing partner in order to spend the weekend with her conservative family, with disastrous consequences.

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A Smile for Bow (US, 0:53:00)

Directed by: Robert Corna

Bow is a little girl from Thailand, who was abandoned at birth. She has HIV and was born with disfiguring fetal alcohol syndrome. Our dream came true when our foundation could offer Bow a chance to come to the U.S. for a few reconstructive facial surgeries and now she can smile again.

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A Warm Spell (Japan , 0:25:00)

Directed by: Toshimichi Saito

Written by: Toshimichi Saito

Cast: Shinnosuke Fukushima, Makiya Yamaguchi, Wakana Matsumoto, Taiju Nakane, Yasuo Maeyama, Mayu-u Hanabusa

On a windy winter day in the Japanese countryside, people gather to attend a funeral where they recover the sense of connection between brothers, strangers, the bereaved and the deceased.

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A, B, C, or D? (United States, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Jing Wen

Written by: Jing Wen

Cast: Chris Moss, Corey Bangi, David Edelstien, Bill Rains

A, B, C, D are the answers of the items in our school test, yet they seemingly mirror the different choices we encounter in our lives. What should we choose at every corner? Which one can direct us to success? The thing is, no matter what we choose, we should have a good attitude going forward in life and in a way, that in itself could be more important than the choices we can make.

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Ace (Australia, 7 minutes)

Directed by: Nick Hunter

Written by: Prudence Vindin

Cast: Prudence Vindin, Emma Leonard, Karina Warwick, Andrew Cutcliffe, Lesley Hancock, Larry Emdur, Katherine Marie Richardson, Nick Hunter Annella Wheatley, Tricia Youlden, Christian Vindin, Alex Stock, Rhiannon Dwyer, Tanya McMillan, Rachel Harker, Shane Hay, Marcus Leopold, Noah Susskind, Zippy Susskind, Lulu Meskin.

Kate is seeing a psychologist to try and make sense of her life and her dating world. The psychologist gives terrible to no advice. Kate forges ahead and goes on a date with a conceited banker. Whilst trying to escape from his house quickly the next morning, Kate ends up hitting her psychologist with her car. Kate carries on with her day and works her babysitting job. The young girl she babysits is having trouble with a bully at school. Kate gives her charge advice and in doing so finds some clarity in her own life.

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Acollective - Breakapart (Israel, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Noam Sharon and Tal Zagreba

A music video based on the very trendy sleeve-face pictures where well known album covers throughout the decades come to life. The video was featured in DIY magazine, Line of best fit, CLASH and more.

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Acoustic Space (United States , 0:15:00)

Directed by: Anthony Marinelli

Written by: Anthony Marinelli

Cast: Joseph Cassese, Alison Parks, Rick Schneider

'Acoustic Space' is a short film about how technology has changed the way we communicate. What Marshall McLuhan once described as a 'global village,' has become a society, if not a world, of people erroneously believing technology is bringing them closer together when in fact it is driving them further and further apart. It tells the story of a couple at an elegant restaurant having dinner together.

However, the idea that they are together is debatable as the film explores how the intersection of human connectivity and interpersonal communication has been impacted by technology. Michael and Arlene are humorously engaged in a mutually extended attempt to communicate but are unable to have a conversation because their cell phones are continuously interrupting their ability to be present.

Adapted from his festival award winning One Act stage play, Anthony Marinelli has written the screenplay and directed this short with his attuned ear for cleverly written dialogue, and acute awareness for cinematic nuance, complimented by the complexity of the characters he developed to tell this story with fine actors who truthfully and wonderfully bring them to life.As the film plays out, any viewer living in this modern age will undoubtedly see aspects of themselves or people they know reflected on screen in this new reality: how we communicate and relate continues to be changed with each new swipe, tap, text, email, vibration, and ring tone alert.

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Advanced Doodling (United States, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Mike Cantor

A "Making Of" movie about itself, Advanced Doodling is a stop-motion odyssey that blurs the line between art and art-making.

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After Lilly (United States, 00:9:50 )

Directed by: Aaron Webman

Written by: Jack Quaid

Cast: Jack Quaid, Tory Stolper, Alexandra Olson, Becca Murray, Casey Fitzgerald, Dylan McCollum, Jason Ellefson, Kelly Walker, Marty Abbe-Schneider, Natalie Turpin, Nick Williams, Sheldon Coolman, Willie Warren Jr.

When Tyler (Jack Quaid, 'The Hunger Games') attends a friend's birthday at a trendy bar, his imagination runs wild as every girl he aims to flirt with becomes Lily (Tory Stolper), his ex girlfriend.

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Alekto (Switzerland , 0:23:00)

Directed by: Thomas Kaufmann

Written by: Michael Mehring

Cast: Beate Malkus, Ecki Hofmann, Christian Govetosa, Steph Stiefel, Pema Shitsetsang, Bojan Busikovic, Tsepel Wangyetsang, Mirjam Turnheer, Markus Heitzmann, Rafi Kirder, Nico Bokardo, Fausto Sammali

Policewoman Julia Forward (Beate Malkus) is kidnapped by the Alekto ­Corporation and is being transported in a Body Transport Unit from Earth. Distraught and unaware of where she is, she awakens in a clearing surrounded by dense forest. Primitive armed warriors surround her and begin to close in. A chase proceeds, but she is unable to flee and is subsequently captured. She is taken to a stone age community, caged like an animal, and becomes their prisoner. Here she meets their depraved leader and space traveller, Olsndot (Ecki ­Hofmann), the only human that she can communicate with. Tentatively he begins to trust her and finally reveals important information about the Corporation. Julia’s world, as she knows it, is destroyed.

Alekto is a science fiction short film which invokes questions about conspiracy theories and the entire evolution of man. An earthling is kidnapped into space, discovering parallel dimensions that she could have never imagined.

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Alive and Well (USA, 0:13:11)

Directed by: Andrew Duncan

Written by: Mercedes Segesvary

Cast: Natalie Newman, Hakim McMillan, Geri Brown

A seemingly happy interracial couple in Brooklyn struggles to save their future when an anonymous intruder upends both their lives.

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Alma (Mexico, 4minutes )

Directed by: Erick Garcia, Monica Gonzalez Carter

Amontillado (France , 0:14:00)

Directed by: Carolina Gomez

Written by: Carolina Gómez

Cast: Alexis Desseaux, Jean-Louis Tribes

Paris, 2015. On the hunt for a precious Sherry, two wine connoisseurs venture down into a cellar, but what they find is more than what they bargained for.

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Directed by: Niko Kuehnel

Written by: Niko Kuehnel

Cast: Michael Kinzer, Ulrich Jungblut, Heike Zwetz, Isabelle Stolzenburg.

Two shady guys in dark suits. A mysterious girl out of nowhere. A gloomy figure in a parking garage. All of them looking for the same thing: A black folder from New York. All of them seem to think that it is Tim who can lead them to it and help them understand its contents.

For a few days Tim thought his girlfriend leaving him would be the most drastic event in his life for a while. However, he suddenly discovers that there is something very strange going on around him and he better figure out what it is, or perhaps he may already know more than he thinks.

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Written by: Antonio Manuel Chavira

"After plunging back in time to save his relationship, Steve is faced with what a huge jerk he is."

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Ante Mortem (United States, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Marco Shalma

Written by: Marco Shalma

Cast: Hannah Cheek, Rob Robinson

A dark and fickle tale of greed, mud and wife-beaters that digs deep into the souls of those who are left grieving on a bright, brisk day. A twisted plot that leaves you with a goddamn good story you can't tell anyone. Ever

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Directed by: Fredrik Waldeland

At 7 O' Cloth (Italy, 0:09:00)

Directed by: Ezio Azzollini and Lucia Perrucci

Cast: DONATO DE BARI, ALBERTO RUBINI, VALENTINA DISTRATIS, ARCANGELO DE GIROLAMO, Ninetta LUISA DABRAMO

In a small cemetery, just before dawn, the keeper moves the ground, opens the coffins, takes the clothes off of the bodies, catalogues and stores them in a closet. When the keeper sees a young soul in trouble eager for time and chances he has not had in life, he takes again the boy’s jacket from the closet and brings it to a very special craftsman...

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Atheum's Way (New Zealand , 5minute)

Directed by: Aleksander Sakowski

A father must confront an eternal storm to reunite with his daughter and learn that man must tame his past before he tames his future.

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Atomic City (USA, 27 minutes)

Directed by: David McMurry

Written by: David McMurry

Atomic City is a meditation on the town of Arco, Idaho, the first city in the world lit electrically with atomic power. 60 years later, Arco is a town of under 1000 residents, struggling to survive. Atomic City weaves together ethereal portraits and astrological archetypes to create a melancholy collage of a forgotten town on the atomic frontier.

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Directed by: Patrick McGreal

Written by: Patrick McGreal

Cast: Danny Vermont, Robert DiTillio, Christine DiTillio, Danny Kinsella, Valerie Kinsella, Clara Rodriguez, Kimmy Robertson, Amy Goldman Koss, Karen Lorshbough, Dave Edison, Mark Tracy, Gilmore Rizzo, Pat McGreal and Shannon Bobo.

If you ever wondered what really goes on at film festivals, look no further than “Attack of The Film Festivals.” Mockumentary filmmaker Pat McGreal goes behind the scenes and investigates the seedy underworld of these celluloid circuses where money and power go hand-in-hand with greed, sex and gluten.

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Auld Lang Syne (Netherlands, 48 min )

Directed by: Cindy Jansen

A portrait of two American brothers who start out being close and very similar, but end up on either end of the social spectrum. The calm, loving film subtly makes you ponder life's choices and the accompanying expectations.

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Auto-Cowrecked (United States, 8 minutes)

Directed by: Hannah Leder

Written by: George Beckerman

Cast: Zach Cregger, Hannah Leder, Timothy Starks

A man's life is turned upside-down by a rogue auto-correct.

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Directed by: Khalid Ali

Away From The Grasslands is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the Mongolian folk music phenomenon, Hanggai, as they gather in Beijing, China to record their new album, Back to You. The film captures the band's attempt to preserve the past while creating something altogether new.

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Barrio Boy (US, 0:08:00)

Directed by: Dennis Shinners

Written by: Dennis Shinners

Cast: Andrew Flores, Dennis Garcia, Dan Leonard, Peter Olivera.

A Latino barber secretly falls in love with a handsome Irish stranger over the course of a cut during a hot and sweaty summer afternoon in a macho Brooklyn hood.

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Bassoon Rap (US , 3 minutes )

Directed by: Daniel Goldblum

Batman and Jimbo (Australia, 0:06:53)

Directed by: Angus Mullane

Written by: Joshua Mullane, Angus Mullane

Cast: Joshua Mullane, Angus Mullane, Kathryn Beck, Bailey Greaves, Corey Blake Owers, Patch May.

Batman & Jimbo follows two low-lives, Johnny and Jimbo, who pretend to rob the local store in an effort to win back Johnny's ex-wife, however, the situation turns horribly wrong when they discover an actual robbery is taking place.

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Beast of Burden (USA, 0:17:38)

Directed by: Mateo Salcedo Cancino

Written by: Mateo Salcedo Cancino

Cast: Giedre Bond, Ben Williams

New York is a big city full of small places where people crash. Inside the city, a woman and a man embark on an impersonal affair. After they meet each other at an after hours bar, they push each other trying to find an intimate connection that they both desperately need.

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Beautiful Meat (U S , 0: 21 : 00 )

Directed by: Ronald Riqueros

Written by: Ronald Riqueros

Cast: Amelia Huckle-Bauer, Erika Hennings, Renato Ferreira

New York City, present day. The mysterious disappearance of gorgeous porn star Max Steele, sets the mood of this psychological-thriller short film against a background of lust, obsession and gore. The puzzle comes together as the film unravels Max's love triangle with Zooey, a seemingly naive opera singer, and Mia, a successful chef with carnivorous appetite.

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Before the Bomb (USA, 0 : 23: 00)

Directed by: Tannaz Hazemi

Written by: Tannaz Hazemi

Cast: Sterling Jerins, Cindy Cheung, Heidi Armbruster

10 year old Elsa takes matters into her own hands when Child Services plans a visit that could separate her from her 5 year old brother.

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Beijing Being (Australia & China, 1:17:43)

Directed by: Emma Jaay

Written by: Emma Jaay

Cast: William Pilsner, Emma Jaay, Toby Jarman, Carlotta Trevisan, Chris Fleming, Martin Butz, Jesse Jarman.

Following the abrupt departure of her best friend during a visa crackdown, Sophie struggles to complete her cabaret and understand her place in Beijing without him.

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Being Dennis (, 10minute)

Directed by: Trish Sie

Written by: Trish Sie

Cast: Derek Mehn, Natalia Reagan, Tom Lommel, Walter Sie, Bernard Sie, Jf Pryor, Roe Sie.

Being Dennis is a live action short film by writer/director Trish Sie, the Grammy Award-winning director of OK Go music videos and the 2014 feature film, Step Up All In. Sie tackles the ferocious love of man's best friend by chronicling a night in the life of her own dog, Dennis, as portrayed by brilliant comedic actor, Derek Mehn.

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Belonging (Portugese , 0:18:00)

Directed by: Laura Seixas

Written by: Kerry-Ann Calleja McGregor

Cast: Leandro Morais, Mafalda Marafusta, Ana Peres, Margarida Bento, Tiago Fernandes,

Austrian children refugees of post-WWII brought to Elvas, Portugal. An encounter leads to a timeless story of communicating beyond language.

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Bird (Turkey, 1:50:0)

Directed by: Coskin Irmak

Written by: Coskin Irmak

Cast: Enes Atis, Ece Cesmioglu, Firat Demirag, Serhat Ozcan, Enginay Gultekin, Oguz Irmak, Ugur Kuyucu, Dine Altiok, Aliye Yilmaz

As a university student, Sinan lives on his own a long way away from his family. He is an introvert by nature and lacking in social skills. Sinan has a budgerigar called Barba at home. He talks to, and confides in Barba. Sinan is in love with one of his classmates, but has no contact with the girl in reality. Sinan also comes to realize that his connection with Barba is no more than a self-made delusion. From this point on, his outlook on life and himself begins to change.

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Birthday Present (Austria / Israel, 0:26:00)

Directed by: Guy Lichtenstein

Written by: Guy Lichtenstein

Cast: Nitai Gvirtz, Almuth Hattwich

On their last night together, a young Austrian tourist named Clara and an Israeli student named Tomer find themselves on an unexpected search for the “morning after pill”. Cultural and personal gaps create distance between them. Tomer and Clara try to open up to each other, but every opportunity for closeness is interrupted by the outside world. With multicultural Jerusalem as a backdrop, they are confronted with the realities of two worlds apart.

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Blade#1 (United States, 0:42)

Directed by: Zuzka Kurtz

The lives of NYC dancers trying to make ends meet sometimes gets a bit weird, but never as bizarre as the lives of the five young women who decide to shave their heads at the direction of an anonymous online master manipulator.

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Written by: Jon Carr

A family on vacation takes the wrong turn in the wrong town.

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Blood Trust (Australia, 00:11:03)

Directed by: Alberto Di Troia

Written by: Alberto Di Troia

Cast: Margherita Peluso, Frank Fazio, Enzo Mercadante, Producer: Laura Faulkner

Maria Vitelli is struggling to control the men in her life: an Italian
immigrant father who’s gone totally senile and a teenage son, Anthony, whose only friend is his pet boa constrictor. When Anthony becomes the target of school bullies, he decides that he longer needs his mother’s protection to survive. Maria must fight to control her son and protect the secret buried beneath her tomato garden, keeping them big, red and juicy all year long.

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Directed by: Storesund Thomas

This short subject documentary follows Placido Domingo in an intimate behind the scenes look into the staging of Verdi's opera 'Simon Boccanegra.'

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Brave Men (US, 6minute)

Directed by: Joe Zohar

Bummertown (United States, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Adam D'Arpino, William Pearson

Written by: Adam D'Arpino, William Pearson

Cast: Dan Bookbinder, Cyp Stephenson, Ricky Nelson, Adam D'Arpino, Samantha Friedman

Bummertown follows a piano-playing introvert named Darin as he attempts to navigate the online dating landscape and make sense of the nonstop non-advice being doled out by his friends and family prior to a big night out.

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Buschow (Germany, 1:30:00)

Directed by: Rosa Friedrich

Written by: Rosa Friedrich

Cast: Sophia Becker & Wolfram Schorlemmer.

Two people in their mid-twenties are on vacation in a summer cottage in the woods. They don't understand each other's feelings, so they try to speak about models of loving, about themselves, about love. Yet their different languages don't really allow them to meet, it's only through play that they can come together.

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Directed by: Anthony Desiato

Written by: Anthony Desiato

Bombastic, cranky, and irreverent, Jay Meisel operated a booth at New York's Empire State Flea Market for almost four decades. In his cramped and cluttered retail space, the comic book vendor decried a lack of taste and class in modern society, attributed his dwindling revenue to a rising "Latin" population, and berated his customers with a gruffness that belied his kind interior.

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Call Me Cappy (US, 0:18:00)

Directed by: Maja Holzinger

Written by: Melissa Remark

Cast: Ritchie Montgomery, Allison Joy Blaize, Andy Stark, Christopher Lavigne, Emily Felps, Erin McCluskey, Ronnie Hooks, Susan Gordon, Angela Strohm, Venita Matthews

Wally, in his 60s, is a bowling alley manager in a small Midwestern town. He leads perfectly uneventful life dominated by his wife Gloria. Together they fell into a comfortable routine filled with Wheel of Fortune, TV dinners and weekly Bingo. One day, Wally receives a piece junk of mail informing him that he had won a tropical cruise. He becomes more and more intrigued by the idea of seeing the ocean for the first time. From now on, his imagination is fed with the images of girls in bikinis and vast oceans. He joins senior swimming club at the local YMCA and eventually learns how to swim. However, time passes by and Wally does not receive his promised prize in the mail...

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Calling Codeine (U S , 5minute)

Directed by: Maciek Sokalski

Career Girl (United States, 8 minutes)

Directed by: Johanna Watts, Fortunato Procopio

Written by: Johanna Watts

Cast: Johanna Watts, Jon Huertas, Tava Smiley, Dashiell Spaihts

On the morning of the most important meeting of her life, Monica wakes up with a huge problem.

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Carefree (US, 0: 23: 00)

Directed by: Tara Shayne

Written by: Tara Shayne

Cast: Tara Shayne, Trey Gerrald, Deb Hoffman, Maurisa Pasick, Aaron Scotti, AJ Jones, Allison Lane, David Halicky, Debbie Kagy, Jacob Zachar, Jill Zimmer, John Gunn Davis, Nicky Hackman, Noah Pasick, Tim Granaderos, Todd Kiesling.

Tara, a quirky, high-strung girl in her 20's visits her hometown, for the first time since leaving at 17, to crash her high school sweethearts wedding. Through a series of awkward encounters and ridiculous scenarios she finds that not too much has changed back home, yet everything has changed.

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Carne de Gaviota (Spain , 0 : 21: 00)

Directed by: Felipe Espinosa

Written by: Carne de Gaviota

Roberto, Susana, and Marc are shipwrecked on a desert beach located in an unknown location. The beach is not only a witness to their physical survival, but a testament to their self discovery.

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Casting (Italy, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Pasquale Ruju

Written by: Pasquale Ruju

Cast: Diego Casale, Cristina Olga Manca, Umberto Procopio

A young lady attends a demanding audition for an erotic feature film. The encounter with the grim director will produce unexpected outcomes.

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Directed by: Gabriel Gomez

Chapa (USA, 0:14:20 )

Directed by: Fabio Montanari

Written by: Fabio Montanari

Cast: Francisco Gaspar, Antonio Destro

When two Sao Paulo bakers are unfairly fired after 20 years, they decide to take revenge and rob the bakery during Brazil's first World cup match. However, what they didn't expect was customers who may interrupt their plans.

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Chasing Bonnie & Clyde (France, 1hr 27 min)

Directed by: Olivier Lambert & Thomas Salva

'Don't build prisons, they cost too much!' In this era of Great Recession, the conservative and tough-on-crime State of Texas takes an unprecedented path by becoming a social justice leader with programs that rehabilitate offenders. Looks like rape, abuse and death are no longer parts of the solution for modern-day Bonnie and Clyde...

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Chosen Family (USA, 20 min 40 seg )

Directed by: Neha Gautam

Even with the increased visibility of LGBTQ+ struggles and individuals, many public spaces remain inherently unsafe for Queer People of Color (QPOC). For many people who experience oppression at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality, recent gains in legal rights do little to ensure that they are safe in the public sphere. The creation and maintenance of separate and private spaces for LGBTQ+ identified people is often a necessary tactic for survival. Chosen Family, highlights the story of 5 women identified people of color who create an intentional safe space in an attempt to foster community and build their 'Chosen Family'.

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Clingy (US, 0:05:05)

Directed by: Michael Grand

Written by: Michael Grand

Cast: Michael Grand, Lilly Wilton.

A stifled young man attempts to break up with his girlfriend, but she's a little...clingy.

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Close Circuit (Taiwan, 7 minutes)

Directed by: Shih Po-Han

Written by: Shih Po-Han

A Russian doll mom gives birth to a Lego child, but still raises him as a Russian doll. After years pass, the Lego child realizes he can never be the person his mother wanted him to be and tensions between mother and son finally erupt.

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Cold Season (Canada, 1:19:00)

Directed by: Carley Smale

Written by: Carley Smale

Cast: Jill Harris, Jon Cullen.

Cold Season is an independent modern day musical that follows an up-and- coming musician, who upon selling her bed frame to an immobilized stranger on Christmas Eve, decides to spend the night helping him build it. Together they are forced to confront secrets of their past and present while connecting through music.

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Come Away With Me (US, 0:16:00)

Directed by: Ellen Gerstein

Written by: Dave Field

Cast: Ellen Gerstein, Charlie Robinson

A interracial couple, who were high school sweethearts in the 60's, were separated by war and misunderstanding. After many years, Anne, still believing in true love, is determined to live life her way. She summons the courage to go to her high school reunion, hoping to rekindle the romance with Michael, an all-star athlete and war veteran, who is the love of her life.

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Completely Normal (US, 1:29:42)

Directed by: Robert Vornkahl

Written by: Paul DeKams, Christopher Vespoli, Robert Vornkahl.

Cast: Seth Kirchner, Jenny Grace, Whitney Kimball Long, Geneva Carr, Kate Hodge.

Awkward romantic Greg falls in love from afar when he crosses paths with the beautiful but reclusive Gwen on the New York subway, little does he know she is suffering from multiple personality disorder.

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Concrete/ Night (France , 0: 19: 00)

Directed by: Noe Weil

Written by: Noe Weil

Cast: Maxime Tebeka, Nathan Willcocks

Simon, a drug dealer, is kidnapped by his supplier. Under a psychological torture, he ends up admitting why he is late with his payment: the story behind seems to be even more intense and personal...

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Corto (France, 0 :10: 00 )

Directed by: Alexis de Vigan

Written by: Alexis de Vigan

Cast: Jean Christophe, Pascal Elbé, Sabrina Gunnell, Thierry Lhermitte

Corto 35, maybe 40 years of age, wanders around, driving his car from city to city, neighborhood to neighborhood, from residence to residence in order to "clean up." Always alone, eager to silence, he's sent by his boss and partner Daniel to meet specific demands...

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Cubism: Outside the Box (US , 2 minutes )

Directed by: Christian Sarkis Graham

Too many lives are lost at the hands of those who use broken details and forced narratives to sum up the whole of another human being's identity. Juxtaposing media reports on the deaths of Mike Brown, Freddie Gray and Walter Scott, to fractured mug shots, outdated medical diagrams, didactic conspiracy films (The Outer Space Connection) and paranoid propaganda reels (Duck and Cover), Cubism: Outside the Box explores the severe penalty we pay for fixating on the disjointed parts of a picture, rather than stepping back to see the full portrait.

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Cuerdas (Strings) (Spain, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Pedro Solís García

Written by: Pedro Solís García

Cast: Miriam Martín ... María (voice) Belén Rueda ... Maestra (voice) María Temprado ... Amiga de María (voice) Blanca Formáriz ... María adulta (voice) Estefanía Nussio ... Asistente social (voice)

María's routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child. Soon, they become close friends.

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Currency Affairs (United States, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Zehao Xue

Written by: Zehao Xue

A lifelong love story between two pieces of paper currency.

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Directed by: Rachel Bentley

Written by: Rachel Bentley

CUTBACK seeks to understand the 'key' to the street and graffiti addiction. With insightful commentary from graffiti and street artists, curators and collectors the Australian street art and graffiti scene is revealed.

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Dad in Mum (France, 0:06:10)

Directed by: Fabrice Bracq

Written by: Fabrice Bracq

Cast: Mathilde Mallah, Eléa Masina-Janot, Pauline Cassan, Hubert Moulin.

The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions...

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Directed by: Wesley Miller, Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland

What if the Internet had a body? In his DUMBO studio, artist Daniel Gordon photographs paper collages constructed from found images downloaded from the Web. "I like to think about what I'm doing as an optimistic version of appropriation," says Gordon, who wonders if he can transport digital images into real life by giving them a physical form.

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Dark (USA, 1:33:00)

Directed by: Nick Basile

Written by: Elias

Cast: Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Eklund

Set in NYC during the blackout of 2003, Kate, a struggling 30- something model with a troubled past, has just moved into her girlfriend Leah's Brooklyn loft, but already doubts about their relationship have begun to loom. When Leah leaves for the weekend, Kate unexpectedly finds herself alone in the apartment in the midst of the worst blackout in North American history. As darkness falls over the city, Kate's paranoia grows and she begins to believe someone in the building is stalking her.

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Dark Outside (Australia, 0 :11: 00 )

Directed by: Amanda Jermyn

Written by: Brooke Fairley

Cast: Amanda Jermyn, Mattew Grego,

Bernadette arrives at Christy and Aaron's house to find a disturbing scene. Aaron is many things: a husband, provider, an intellectual and a cad. Christy has never forgiven Aaron for his many indiscretions. Leaving him would mean abandoning the trappings of a comfortable and secure existence, which is an unknown she is not prepared to confront. After many years of quiet sufferance Christy finally loses her patience. She decides that Aaron deserves an appropriate and life-changing reality check in the form of retribution. Christy has carefully planned the scenario, up until a point. This point. Now she is relying on Bernadette to help solve an unforeseen problem that seems to have no good or positive solution. What should be a measured and sensitive operation turns into a sloppy, childish mess. Instead of taking the opportunity to bond and mend their relationship over the demise of Christy's marriage, they manage to make an already disastrous situation worse. Maturity would prevail for most, but Christy and Bernadette manage to taunt each other with past grievances that ought to have been forgiven, or at least forgotten, long ago. Perhaps Bernadette has never given Christy enough credit. Perhaps Christy is more conniving and calculated than Bernadette could have ever imagined.

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David (United Kingdom, 1 minute)

Directed by: Sezar Alkassab

Written by: Sezar Alkassab

Cast: Sezar Alkassab

An animation of Sezar Alkassab's stand-up routine about David vs Goliath.

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Dead Over Heels (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Jose Matheu

Written by: Jose Matheu

Cast: Alex Previty, Mark Woodman

After decades of working only around dead bodies, Eunice the mortician can't connect with people and she can't get laid. One night, alone and insecure, Eunice plays out her romantic fantasies when she comes across a 'gifted' corpse.

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Death Do Us Part (US , 0:08:12)

Directed by: Elmo Kebour

Written by: Elmo Kebour

Cast: Charlie Willis, Leslie C. Nemet, Roger Hervas

Mild-mannered husband George Baker spirals into a homicidal rage after his overbearing wife berates him during dinner. When a police officer is called to the scene after receiving a noise complaint from nearby neighbors, George must hide the truth about his missing wife.

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Death of a Government Clerk (United State , 0:19:00)

Directed by: Mykyta Samusiev

Written by: Mykyta Samusiev

Cast: Mo Anouti, Michael Ark

Based on a short story by Anton Chekhov - "The Death of a Government Clerk" is an exaggerated stylized satire set in 19th Century Russia. We will witness the story of a common man who finds himself embroiled in his insecurities and paranoia, when a social faux pas on his part leads him on a path of self destruction that threatens his very life.

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Devil Makes Work (United Kingdom , 0:07:10 )

Directed by: Guy Soulsby

Written by: Guy Soulsby

Cast: Sebastian Canciglia, Shaun Dooley, Matthew Greenhough, Duncan Meadows, Oliver Scott, Wreh-Asha Walton, Bridget Wood

The devil's twisted view of humanity.

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Dinner and a Movie (USA, 0:14:27)

Directed by: James Dokko

Written by: James Dokko

Cast: Sally Connors, Erich Rauch, Jordan Turchin

A vagabond sits down to the meal of his dreams, only to face his worst nightmare when his fantasy collides with reality.

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Dive (US, 0:09:43)

Directed by: Nicole Haran

Written by: Jason Furlani

Cast: Minna Taylor - Celine David Holmes - Dave

A man walks into a bar, the bartender says, "Can I get you a drink? A love potion perhaps?" The man says, "Stick 'em up." Unfortunately for him, the bartender is much stronger than she appears. The lone patron, lovelorn and disenchanted, witnesses an unexpected unfolding of events from the safety of the bathroom. After they all fall down, they all end up on top. DIVE, a film about taking a shot.

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Written by: Andrew Zeko & Kris Sundberg

A lone solar climatologist en route to study an aurora event on Mars faces a crisis when her pod malfunctions and must make a brave choice in order to complete the parameters of her mission and stay true to the intrepid explorer spirit her mother instilled in her.

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Diwali Dream Garage (US, 0:17:00)

Directed by: Johnny Pik

Written by: Johnny Pik and Chrysa Pikramenos

Cast: Baltsar Beckeld, Ankit Dogra, Tommy Howard, Rosanne Lucarelli, Ian Psaras, Kiran Pande, Sanjay Malhotra, Edward Sass III, Nipa Joshi, Millo Lazarczyk, Val Lazarczyk, Rebecca Greenwald, Cosmo Devagno, Labeebah Burrell, J. Rodrigo Lopez-Portillo, Abhijay Bhatnagar, Roy Ramsaran, Monisha Modi.

With Austin’s life going nowhere and his pipe dream of becoming a legendary stuntman on hiatus for the last 27 years he confesses to his best friend Reggie that there is something about his past he can’t remember and has been haunting him recently. In a bizarre spiritual ceremony Reggie sends his mind back in time to the place in his past when he was a kid to discover what it is he has blocked out. It is during this mystifying voyage on the Holy Hindu night of Diwali that a young Austin finds himself in some hair-raising situations where he discovers the obstacles that keep him from unlocking the doors to his future. He soon realizes that in order for him to escape the chains of his past, he must reveal a buried secret that may risk him losing one of the most important things in his life.

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Don't Worry Baby (USA, 1:28:00)

Directed by: Julian Branciforte

Written by: Julian Branciforte

Cast: John Magaro, Christopher McDonald, Dreama Walker, Tom Lipinski, Talia Balsam

A father and son unknowingly sleep with the same woman, then four years later compete over the paternity of a child either of them could be the father of.

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Donor (USA, 7:00)

Directed by: Randy Spence

Written by: Todd Morris, Jocelyn O'Neil

Cast: Philipp Christopher, Brian Gianci, Christine Renee Miller

An upscale desperate New York couple would do anything to have a family. With no strings attached.

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DREAM ON (USA, 1 hr 39 min)

Directed by: Roger Weisberg

DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the nearly two hundred-year old journey of Alexis de Tocqueville.

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Dunk Tank Clowns (USA, 14 min 26 seg )

Directed by: Daniel McGuire

Cast: Tom Miller

Three aging dunk tank clowns tell of their careers insulting suckers and getting dunked.

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Early Light (USA, 1:14:41)

Directed by: Geoffray Barbier

Written by: Geoffray Barbier, Yann Sobezynski

Cast: Ian Bouillion, Trager Galinsky, Shannon Hamm, Rob Morgan, Jay Potter.

After spending 10 years at a Juvenile Facility, two young men, one white and one black, both with dark deeds in their past, struggle to reclaim their freedom and re-enter society as their will is put to the test by horrific memories and a society that never forgets.

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Eddie in Love (United States, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Danny Morlock

Written by: Danny Morlock

Cast: Kevin Krzemien, Grace Ashenhurst, Ed Domingues, John McDonnell, David Enriquez, Dan Zimmerman

Eddie’s life is about to end but not before he makes one final trek to profess his love for the nurse at the end of the hallway.

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El Contacto (Spain, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Francisco Montoro

Written by: Francisco Montoro

The feelings and emotions experienced by two deaf people when they are touched.

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El Novillero (Canada, 9 min 33 seg )

Directed by: Geoff Webb

Part bloodsport drama, part desperate call-to-action, EL NOVILLERO is a powerful, rhythm-driven short documentary on the nature of bullfighting.

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Emigrate (United States, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Ijaaz Noohu

Written by: Ijaaz Noohu

Cast: Erin Dellorso, Ray Parikh, Maggie Parto

As his worlds collide, an immigrant kid struggles to maintain control over his life.

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Entailment (Australia, 19:06)

Directed by: Cam Smeal

Written by: Kate Walter

Cast: Jane Phegan, Jennifer Corren, Julian Garner, Arabella Macpherson, Dean Roach, Ids Okey, Peter Flaherty,

At a low point in his marriage, Josh cheats with Nina, a woman desperate to have a child. As he struggles to keep his betrayal a secret, he finds that his is not the only one.

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Envelhescencia (Brazil, 1 hr 24 min)

Directed by: Gabriel Martinez

The feature film Envelhescência tells the story of six people who live life to the fullest and show us, through their own experiences, that habits and routine after age 60 can be filled with activities and good humor.

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Eye of the Vulture (UK, 0:13:00)

Directed by: Willem Gerritsen

Written by: Willem Gerritsen

Cast: Amy Strange, Marene Miller,Tom Benedict Knight

Eye of the Vulture is a dark tale about a female police officer in London who has faced a one-on-one stand-off with a dangerous gangster. Even though others are convinced she is in no danger of retribution, she is skeptical and locks herself into her home for weeks on end. When she starts hearing noises she knows she's in for a visit...but maybe not from the one she was expecting.

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Falling Apples (US , 0: 14: 00)

Directed by: Tyler Doehring

Written by: Tyler Doehring

Beau is a young man from the wrong side of the tracks and he has two bullets in his chest. Now he is making what may be his last phone call to explain how he got here.

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Fight or Flight (Denmark, 5minute)

Directed by: Kenneth Skouboelling

First Base (United States, 7 minutes)

Directed by: Linda Mason

Written by: Linda Mason

Cast: Dmitry Korikov, Jenna Earle.

Kissing is the key to the awakening of the Senses. There is an Art to 'FIRST BASE'. One can spend hours, days, months and even years at 'FIRST BASE' not consummating the act of making love. A flirtatious and colorful sensual first encounter.

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FIRST DEGREE (USA, 24 min 38 seg )

Directed by: Roger Weisberg

Written by: Roger Weisberg & John Fugelsang

The expression, 'sent up the river,' was coined by convicts who were sent up the Hudson River to do their time at the infamous Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, NY. FIRST DEGREE finds hope in this seemingly hopeless place by investigating an unusual college behind bars that is preventing Sing Sing inmates from being sent back up the river after their release.

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Flawless (UK, 6minutes)

Directed by: Keith Allott

Written by: James Worrad, Lucy Wade.

Cast: Jess O'Brien, Fergus Caird, Carol Cummings, Karen House.

Flawless is a film looking at the relationship between a father, Ansel and his genius daughter, Iniko. A major incident, one grey day, causes a deep fracture that changes their lives. Iniko faces the cruelty of mortality and the longing to go back to a time when things were perfect.

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FLIM: The Movie (UK, USA, 1 hour 55 minutes)

Directed by: Raffaello Degruttola

Written by: Raffaello Degruttola

Cast: Raffaello Degruttola, Sadie Frost, Christopher Fulford, Steven Waddington, Skye Lucia Degruttola.

Ravi, a simple man who spent his youth lurking on the outer fringes of the Bollywood movie scene, has big dreams of becoming an A­‐List Hollywood film director. 
Ravi possesses enough bombastic front and distilled charisma to pursued a accountant of dubious moral standing to finance his assault on Hollywood and his first feature film, that has yet to be written. 
Maybe, just maybe, with the assistance of his rapidly expanding entourage, cast and crew keen for employment, Ravi stands as much chance of achieving his wild dream of Oscar glory as anyone. Movie audiences view Ravi’s surreal and inglorious journey to the stuff of movie legend through the hand­‐held lens of the amateur documentary film maker Scot Landers and his crew.

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Flux (United Kingdom, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Alex Brock, Patrick Ryder

Written by: Patrick Ryder

Cast: Xue Zhang, Hannah Barron, Ellena Austin

Movement Is Life

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Fodder (United States, 6 minutes)

Directed by: Jack Ofield

Written by: Jack Ofield

A prime cause of war is food, but we must eat to live--bon appetit!

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For Love and Broken Bones (South Africa, 1:28:00)

Directed by: Tebogo Malope

Written by: Tebogo Malope

Cast: Mduduzi Mabaso, Lerato Mvelase, Mashala Letsoalo

A lonely and ruthless debt collector falls in love with a feisty and passionate wedding planner, who also happens to be his latest assignment. Can they both overcome their old fears and let love into their lives? And can he save her and her son in time, before his powerful and dangerous boss comes to get his money back?

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Forêt (Belgium / France, 0:18:00)

Directed by: Samuel Feller

Written by: Samuel Feller

Cast: Steve Driesen, Simon André, Alexia Depicker

Julien decides to go hiking with his father despite his fragility. In a deep forest, they walk together for the first time. The journey toward his father begins...

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Francesca (, 4minutes)

Directed by: Gaena da Sylva

Francesca Belmonte: Are You (Switzerland, 3minute)

Directed by: Maxime Durand

Frog's Legs (United States, 3 )

Directed by: Katie Tamboer

A dopey eyed frog must escape from a crazy one-eyed witch who want to cut off his legs for a beauty potion.

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Fun City (Australia , 0:12:00:0)

Directed by: Justin Olstein

Written by: Andrew Kavanagh

All Alvy wants is to wish his son a happy birthday. But every time he calls his ex wife’s house, his son is strangely occupied. So Alvy tends to the rides and patrons at the Fun City amusement park, adrift in a sea of wonder and joy that he can’t relate to. When a little boy is found unconscious, Alvy seizes the chance to exercise his fatherly duty. But the experience forces him to take stock of his hollow situation. And, after an unexpected altercation with a young co-worker, Alvy’s realises that his bare anger cannot bring about a better parenting scenario. But a changed perspective can.

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Geloto (usa, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Ethan Federico and Robyn Badura

A high school senior with an unusual phobia hits a crossroads when his alter ego challenges him to confront the student body and show them what he’s truly made of. This movie is the 2015 National 3rd Place Film in the USA’s leading high school film competition The 10 Day Film Challenge. Awards for the film include being named NY State’s Best Film, National Winner for Best Cinematography.

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German Shepherd (Sweden, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Nils Bergendal

Written by: Nils Bergendal

Cast: David Paul

Are we born to do good or are we here just to save ourselves? This animated film provides disconcerting answers.

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Geronimo (United States, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Sean O'Loughlin

Written by: Sean O'Loughlin

Cast: Ava Jolie Savino, Tyler Garamella

Geronimo Jack is the hero of a children's adventure book series and long time imaginary best friend of Gabby, an 8 year old girl. In fact, Jack is Gabby's only friend, imaginary or otherwise. When Gabby dreads the return of school, it is up to Geronimo Jack to make Gabby smile once again.

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Get Happy - The Film (USA, 1 hour 40 minutes)

Directed by: Manoj Annadurai

Written by: Tom Shipley

Cast: Chris Riggi, Adam LaVorgna, Rebecca Blumhagen, Jordan Lane Price, Lauren Sweetser, Robert Sean Miller, Samantha Eggers, Moore Theobald, Peter O'Leary, Colin Branca, Laine Rettner, Ruth Barrie, Rebecca Kush, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Charlie Le Grice, James Koroni, J. Dixon Byrne and Breanna Lakatos

Get Happy tells the story of Charlie Kane, a perpetually miserable man who finally finds happiness when he starts dating Holly, an incessantly optimistic girl who teaches him to look on the bright side of life. When their relationship ends, Charlie falls into an even deeper despair. Fed up with his wretched existence, he decides to just get happy, as Holly taught him. His new positivity brings success and fulfillment, much to the dismay of Bobby, his cynical best friend who doesn’t buy into this new found happiness. With the help of a dour barista, Bobby embarks on a mission to wipe the smile off Charlie’s face and bring him back to reality.

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Girl on the Edge (US, 1:45:00)

Directed by: Jay Silverman

Written by: Joey Curtis, Joseph Gamache & Jay Silverman

Cast: Taylor Spreitler, Peter Coyote & Gil Bellows.

GIRL ON THE EDGE is the powerful true story of HANNAH GREEN, a teenager struggling with the aftermath of a horrific trauma caused in part by social media and the old wounds from her childhood that it reopens. Despite her resistance, she is sent away to an oasis of healing called 'Maheo' that uses innovative techniques like equine therapy to empower its troubled girls. With the help of an eclectic group of mentors, peers, and a bond with her horse Betsy, she starts to invest in her own recovery and overcome this powerful rite of passage.

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Girls Club (USA , 3 minutes )

Directed by: Chantal Massuh-Fox

An independent music video for singer/songwriter Julianna Salguero. The music video explores the double standards society puts on women.

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Go Fish! (Poland , 0: 34: 00)

Directed by: Patrycjusz Kostyszyn

Cast: Alicja Boratyn, Julita Olszewska, Marek Serafin, Borys Jaznicki, Bruno Krzosek, Danuta Jaworek, Hanna Samson, Jozef Kopec, Justyna Sieniawska, Kamil Kulda, Klementyna Krzosek, Konrad Aksiniwicz

Alicja is a talented young journalist and her best friend Zosia is about to graduate in architecture. When both girls’ life plans suddenly collapse, they decide to bring the responsible to justice. However playing revenge goes out of their hands and takes them places that they never wanted to be. The film tells about powerlessness, mechanisms of power and the value of true friendship.

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Written by: Phil Yuhas

A couple's anniversary celebration is spoiled by the antics of a pretentious young blonde and her very elderly date.

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Gorilla-Madchen (U S , 7:00)

Directed by: Clinton Bragger

Written by: Taylor Currie and Travis Rush

Gorilla-Madchen is a short, quirky comedy about a foreign exchange student, who attempts to woo his host's daughter while simultaneously dissecting and navigating American culture. This film is a testament to the fact that America's weird, but love weirder.

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Granny Smith (Australia, 0:07:00)

Directed by: Julian Lucas

Written by: Julian Lucas

Cast: Jack White, Sam Watkins, Steve Vizard, Don Bridges, Ryan Chiang, Mad Vizard, Nikki Osborne, Ray Tiernan.

The Grandmother Of All Excuses

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Directed by: Andrei Severny

Written by: Rem Khass and Andrei Severny

Cast: Diana Vishneva

Gravitation is a synergy of dance and cinema. It is shot entirely in slow motion and features Diana Vishneva, principal dancer of the Mariinsky Ballet and the American Ballet Theater. The film is the story of creation, inner struggle and transformation. Calligraphic black and white images are rich in metaphors exploring the notions of time and space, movement and light.

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Directed by: Jordan St Martin-Reyes, Benjamin Roberds

The music video for Los Angeles based artist Green Gerry is satisfyingly surreal, reaching a strange climax as the song descends into dissonance before returning for one more catchy hook.

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Habs: Imprisoned (Iran, 7 minutes )

Directed by: Navid Navid

Cast: Ebi

The singer, Ebi is one of the most famous Iranian singers, who is beloved by three generations. With his voice and this video we throw light on the emotional distress political prisoners in dictatorial regimes go through, when they are apart from their beloved spouses. Love speaks all languages and therefore this song and video go beyond the politic side of these human right violations that take place not only in Iran but also in other dictatorial regimes all over the world.

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Hagereseb (US, 0:38:00)

Directed by: Zia Mohajerjasbi

Written by: Zia Mohajerjasbi

Cast: Joseph Smith, Natnael Moges, Eyobe Alemu, Rahwa Habte

It's 1997 in Seattle's Yesler Terrace, and 10-year-old Abai is on a quest to find fresh batteries for his Casio keyboard for one last music lesson with his older brother Sam before seeing him sent back to their native Eritrea, indefinitely.

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Heart of Glass (France, 1 hour 14 minutes)

Directed by: Jerome De Gerlache

Heart of Glass is a journey through several countries in pursuit of the story of a young glassblower of singular talent: Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert.

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Heaven - Rue Snider (, 4minute)

Directed by: Daniel Feighery

Cast: Natalia Osikova, Rue Snider, James Margolis, Robin Irene Moss

Helio (US, 0:21:00)

Directed by: Teddy Cecil

Written by: Teddy Cecil

Cast: Barrett James, Dennis Keiffer, Dio Johnson, Derek Chariton, Chuck Wigginton, Erik Denton

On the eve of a rebel uprising in a dystopian underground society, one miner finds the key to freedom and attempts to escape before the hostile government kills him first.

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Hijos de un Mismo Dios (Spain , 5minute)

Directed by: Gustavo Carballo

Hinter der Tur (Austria, 0:15:00)

Directed by: Patrick Vollrath & Catalina Molina

Written by: Patrick Vollrath & Catalina Molina

Cast: Patrick Vollrath & Catalina Molina

When Janis breaks open a locked closet, he finds unveils a dark secret that will change his life forever.

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Home Grown (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Nick Sears

Cast: Nick Sears

Our senses hold the strongest link to our past. Reliving not so much the grand occasions, but yet reminds us of the tiny, granular moments that identifies where we were and who we are now.

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Homo Politicus (Turkey , 0:21:00)

Directed by: Haci Orman

Written by: Haci Orman

Johannes Lepsius is an influential theologian, who acts on behalf of German missionaries. In order to stop the Ottoman “deportation” policy regarding Armenians; he visits Enver Pasha, the most powerful general of Turkey. Halfway through their meeting, the atmosphere changes and a philosophical, intellectual wordy warfare, which sometimes feels like chess and sometimes a boxing match, ensues.

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How To Be A Human (United States, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Matthew Lumas

By way of magic, a set of ceramic eyes is brought to life and proceeds to orchestrate the construction of a humanoid creature out of inanimate objects. In an attempt to recreate life, the creature searches the Internet for the meaning of humanity. As the creature enacts his findings, he is exposed to emotions of love, hate, and sorrow, which illuminate the basic nature of humankind, leading to a transformation of epic proportions.

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I M Possible (U S , 5Minutes)

Directed by: Prasad Narse

A grueling challenge awaits him on the court...

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I'm sorry to tell you (United Kingdom, 7 minutes)

Directed by: Ben Price

Written by: Ben Price

Cast: Ian Puleston-Davies

A doctor practices breaking the news of a terminal diagnosis.

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Il Dilemma (USA, 8:00)

Directed by: Luca Spensieri

Written by: Luca Spensieri

Cast: Giuseppe Schillaci, Sylvia Walker, Caroline Bloom

While his parents are out of town, Alex takes his father's classic Mustang out for a quick ride. Everything changes when his friend Luigi shows up with two Italian girls and a plan to impress them. However, Alex is more concerned with returning the car home in one piece.

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Directed by: Danish Renzu

Written by: Danish Renzu

In the Blind (U S, 0: 17: 00)

Directed by: Davis Hall

Intergalactic Zombie Hunter (U S , 5minute)

Directed by: Jeremiah Kaufman

Is This the Real World (australia, 1hr 30min )

Directed by: Martin Mckenna

Written by: Martin Mckenna

Cast: Sean Keenan, Charlotte Best, Susie Porter, Greg Stone, Julia Blake

A high school kid in an Australian coastal town locks into a relentless battle of wills with a controlling teacher while his family is breaking apart and love is beating at his door.

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It Didn't Take (USA, 14 Minutes)

Directed by: Forest J. Wharton



IT DIDN'T TAKE is an irreverent short film comedy, produced independently by Kevin Lanigan and Forest Wharton.

It picks up in the wake a ritual suicide by a cult known as the Sunshine Togetherhood. Three cult members-- Sarah, Rudy, and Nathaniel-- all awake to discover that they have survived the Kool-Aid, while everyone around them has perished. This leads them on a quest to uncover the mystery of their continued existence. On top of that, they have to hide all of these dead bodies before Mom gets home!!!

Will they unravel the secrets of the Sunshine Togetherhood? Will they get all the dead bodies out before Mom gets back with the groceries? And what role do hand jobs have to play in all of this? Find out Summer 2014.

Will it take? WILL IT?!

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Jambinai- Connection (, 10minute)

Directed by: Hyunjeong Shin

James: All I'm Saying (UK , 4 minutes )

Directed by: Peter Vacz

Jesus of Downtown (US, 0:15:00)

Directed by: Shoji Kurokawa

Two friends, one unemployed and the other a member of Yakuza, head to an old man's home in an attempt to rob him. Once inside, they realize the man isn't there and in his place is a mysterious young girl, but who is she?

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Directed by: Gerard Zarra

John Dablovski is a delusional young man who believes he is the star of his own reality television show, but when an old friend from the past comes to visit, Dablovski must choose which reality he believes in.
Gerard Zarra | A New Jersey native and graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Gerard has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in the world of film. Gerard fell in love with film at age nine after watching a VHS tape of Rocky. Since then, he has become a student of the medium and its ability to entrance an audience. His influences range from David Chase to Steven Spielberg to Alexander Payne. In his spare time, he writes and performs standup comedy.

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Judith (Italy , 0:18:00)

Directed by: Riccardo Brex

Written by: Riccardo Brex

Judith is a short film about a woman who's dealing with the end of her relationship.

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Just One Night (Germany/Italy , 0: 21: 00)

Directed by: Daniele Barillà

Written by: Daniele Barillà

Cast: Selale Gonca Cerit, Andrea Standardi, Michele Albini, Daniele Barillà, Modesto Barillà

Eva is a young German actress forced to suffer violence. Her story is a poignant cry for help that suddenly turns into something different: an audition to take part in a film. A late-night car trip in Rome the atmosphere is dark and ghostly. A guy who, with a trivial excuse, manages to sneak into his house and upset the night. Among the fine line that separates fiction from reality, Eva will have to understand how to deal with her life and fears, coming to terms with distressing and oppressive situations. How long is her nightmare? Just one night.

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Karkass Karts (United States , 0:21:07)

Directed by: Ben Nelson

Written by: Craig S Clayton

When the Birch brothers inherit a failing funeral home from their decaying father, they must resort to sinister means in order to save the family business.

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Karma- Drink Me Up (USA , 3 minutes )

Directed by: Colin G Cooper

Keep In Touch (United States, 1 hour 45 minutes)

Directed by: Sam Kretchmar

Written by: Sam Kretchmar, Michael Covino

Cast: Ryan Patrick Bachand, Gabbi McPhee, Michael Covino, Reggie Watts, Jill Eikenberry, Peter Friedman, Sarah Nealis, Adam David Thompson, James Colby and Frank Harts.

After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling upon her younger sister online, a musician who bares a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity.

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Kentish Fire- In Our Band (UK , 4 minutes)

Directed by: Warren Gebhardt

Kid Cohen (USA, 1 hr 32 min)

Directed by: Christopher McKenna

This in-depth documentary chronicles a young man's journey to find his way in life and the many failures he encounters along the way. Not content to settle with an average career, this semi-professional fighter learns that telling people you have achieved greatness is far easier than actually working for it.

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Kirk V Picard (, 21 min)

Directed by: John Riddell

Written by: John Riddell

An interesting day on the job for two movie-obsessed underhand men.

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Kiss Me Hard (Hungary, 8:38)

Directed by: Árpád Barta

Written by: Árpád Barta

Cast: Dezső Rancsó, Erzsébet Nagyváradi

This is a simple story of a kiss. The street musician starts playing his guitar at night, a man and a woman arrive. They walk in different rhythms, are they playing a game? The musician may be the only witness of their forbidden moments.

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Kung Fu Cooking Girls (China, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Cloud Yang

Written by: Clover Xie

L'étourdissement (Stunned) (France, 23 minutes)

Directed by: Gérard Pautonnier

Written by: Gérard Pautonnier, Joël Egloff

Cast: Arthur Dupont, Philippe Duquesne, Pascale Arbillot

Following the accidental death of a colleague, Eddy is named despite himself, to go announce the terrible news to the wife of the deceased.

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La Duda (Brazil , 0:14:00)

Directed by: Philippe Noguchi

Written by: Clarice Rios Correa

Cast: Fernanda Rosa, Christian Manos, Ana Rios, Marcela Picanço, Marcelo Oliveira

Duda means doubt in Spanish. This is also how Maria Eduarda is known by her friends. She is a young student of a film school incapable of writing the script of her own life. Duda has always found ways to bypass her indecisions. When she is finally convinced that she will find a definitive remedy for her phobia, she has to face the most important decision of her life.

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La Princesse de Lamour Damour (France , 0:10:00)

Directed by: Arnaud Lalanne

Written by: Sève Maël and Arnaud Lalanne

Cast: Laetitia Andrieu

Can a princess be in love with a prince and a princess at the same time ?
A non-traditional fairytale.

Selected in more than twenty festival around the world,
La Princesse de Lamour Damour got two awards for main actress.

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La Valigia (Italy, 15 minutes)

Directed by: Pier Paolo Paganelli

Written by: Pier Paolo Paganelli, Laura Castaldini

Cast: Alex Polidori, Riccardo Suarez, Roberto Herlitzka, Rodolfo Bianchi

Secluded from the rest of the world in a bare and anonymous room, an old man recalls the most important moments of his life thanks to the memories contained in a mysterious suitcase.

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Larry Gone Demon (US , 0: 14: 00 )

Directed by: Matt Lawrence

Written by: Matt Lawrence

Cast: Charles Parker Newton, Jeff Riddle, Ryan Conrath, Kevin Lawrence, Richard Lolla, Ruth Lolla, Tjasa Ferme,

A frenetic, punk rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate.

When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend, while also procuring his five hundred dollars in back rent. Black metal, excrement, Russian gangs, bowling priests, and aborted fetuses collide in this riotous horror-comedy.

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Late (United States, 2 minutes)

Directed by: Christi Bertelsen

Written by: Christi Bertelsen

This is my life every morning.

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Le Risque Zero (France , 0 : 28: 00 )

Directed by: Philippe Lacoeuille

Written by: Philippe Lacoeuille

A baby is communicating with his parents from inside his mother's belly and starts to negotiate his forthcoming birth. Facing his parents' resistance, the baby decides to hire a notorious lawyer. Little by little, the mother starts to give in to despair whereas the father thinks he's losing his mind when he realizes he's being chased by some killer baby carriages.

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Leben In Vienna (Austria / United Kingdom, 0:25:00)

Directed by: Camilla Ruzicka

Let's Talk About Men (Canada , 22 minutes)

Directed by: Dario Vrbanek

"Let's Talk About Men follows" one man's journey to understand how he went from a loving child to an emotionless adult and the reasons why most men have shared a similar experience.

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Life Stream (Germany , 5minute)

Directed by: Tosh Leykum

Music video, video installation, performance and experimental video based on the music of Felix Leuschner. Four people talk about their lives, recorded on old audio cassettes. A psychologist, a composer, a soprano and a video artist interpret these narratives. The mutual result is a polymorphous diversification of these four personalities.

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Lighter Than Orange (Germany, 1 hr 12 min)

Directed by: Matthias Leupold

In "Lighter Than Orange" ten North Vietnamese veterans tell about their memories of the war and Agent Orange as well as the struggles they have faced as a consequence of both. There are an estimated more than 3 million victims of Agent Orange living today.

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Liquid (Japan, 12 min)

Directed by: Andrea Toe

Cast: Reiko Beni, Yuri Komuro, Kauako Matsumura, Hikaru Yoshikawa

The lover of an inoperably ill man hears talk of a cure only found in the garret of a bar deep in the slums. She takes him to that room, where a figure awaits, and a strange rain falls, showering down on sensuality and the poisonous love of the couple.

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Directed by: Azra Deniz Okyay

Written by: Azra Deniz Okyay

Cast: Camille de Sablet, Metaxia, Azra Deniz Okyay, Ruchan Caliskur, Makita Samba, Assane Timbo, Patrick Chauvel, Cinematophers: Andac Sahan & Benjamin Rufi, Editing : Camille Mouton, Producer : Rebecca Mourot-Levy & Azra Deniz Okyay, Sound : Ulas Agce, Sound Designer: Saruhan Batur, Decor: Audrey Malecot

In order to grow, three women must migrate and find a new place to live. Maral is from Armenia and is working illegally in Istanbul; Ela is a Turkish girl living in Paris; and Julia is a French photographer also living at Paris. Life strikes a blow to each of their dreams, but in the end adversity helps them grow strong enough to swim in the big water.

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Written by: Nikki S. Colt

A weary writer’s swan song.

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Lords of BSV (United State , 1:18:00)

Directed by: Maria Soccor

Welcome to the dirty, gritty, glamorous, hood with the most proactive characters bound for fame and fortune. The young men of BSV live to die in Brooklyn. Coming from one of the most criminal and poverty stricken places in the US, Brukup dance has taken BSV from Jamaica in the early 1990s where it originated, to the Brooklyn hood and The Apollo Theatre.

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Losers (US, 0:22:11)

Directed by: Carlos Del Rosario

Written by: Carlos Del Rosario

Cast: ZACK ABRAMOWITZ, MATT STEINER, DEVIN KLOS, MAYA MURPHY, SHANNON KENDALL, CHAKA DESILVA

Pop culture addicts Zack (Zack Abramowitz) and Manny (Matt Steiner) attend an engagement party where groom-to-be Roy (Devin Klos), a former über-geek, has turned “normal” in an effort to pursue a happy future with a beautiful vegan baker, Emily (Maya Murphy). When learning that at a vegan party there is no meat, a delirious Manny falls into a stupor where he meets his guardian angel, Serra (Shannon Kendall). After given sage advice, Zack decides that he must save Roy from himself, leading to an epic laser sword battle! A sci-fi/fantasy comedy with loving references from Star Wars to Battlestar Galactica, LOSERS is an explosive story not to be missed!

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Lost (USA, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Ryan Chatel

Cast: Raymond PSG, Llavel Burgess

A boy takes a journey to his start to fame.

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Love Yourself (Australia , 0:06:59)

Directed by: Hayden Neeland

Written by: Hayden Neeland

Down on his luck, a conservative recluse creates the most unconventional family.

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Making Noize (USA, 19 min 27 sec)

Directed by: Holly Kaplan

Documentary about musicians in the subway and streets of New York City. Music by the people, for the people.

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Maman(s) (France, 0:21:00)

Directed by: Maimouna Doucoure

Written by: Maimouna Doucoure

8-year-old Aida lives in an apartment in a Parisian suburb. When her father returns home with another woman, the daily life of the whole family is overwhelmed.

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Manislam- Islam and masculinity (Norway, 60 minutes)

Directed by: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen

Written by: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, Jørgen Lorentzen

Mariola (, 4minutes)

Directed by: Michael Marco

Mass City Shuffle (, 5minute)

Directed by: Van Nguyen

Me (USA, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Luz Candelario

A jailed teen confronts his demons as he tries to come to grips with the death of his father. This movie is the 2015 National 4th Place Film in the USA’s leading high school film competition The 10 Day Film Challenge. Awards for the film include being named the PA State Best Film, National winner for Best Special Effects and Best Actor.

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Michael S. versammelt (Austria , 2 min 35 sec)

Directed by: Steven Swirko

Written by: Steven Swirko

A boundless love for the cinema has motivated Michael Schneider to collect 8mm films ever since he was young, whatever the cost.

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Mine (Canada , 0: 29:00)

Directed by: Michael P Vidler

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (United States, 1 hour 18 minutes)

Directed by: Matt D'Avella

How might your life be better with less? 'Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things,' is a feature-length documentary from the popular simple-living duo The Minimalists. The film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from various walks of life.

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Miss You (United State , 3minute)

Directed by: William Beutler

Miss You is a film short about chance meetings and missed encounters, written and directed by William Beutler, shot and edited by Cory Falk, inspired by and featuring the music of R.E.M.

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Directed by: Matty Steinkamp

Moments of Clarity (USA, 1:37:00)

Directed by: Stev Elam

Written by: Christian Lloyd, Kristin Wallace

Cast: Lyndsy Fonseca, Kristin Wallace, Eric Roberts, Mackenzie Astin, Xander Berkeley, Saxon Trainor, Jon Lajoie, Marguerite Moreau, Bitty Schram, A.J. Trauth.

While escaping their homes to fix a broken camera, a repressed agoraphobic's daughter and a hardened pastor's daughter end up en route to attend an annual church youth group jamboree. On the way there, they both encounter a host of characters that slowly reveal that their worlds aren't what they thought they were.

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Moving On (USA, 0: 11 :00)

Directed by: Marcia Fields / Mike Spear

Written by: Marcia Fields / Mike Spear

Cast: Robin Lord Taylor, Ryan Farrell, Mike Ivers, Amelia Martin, Cipha Sounds, Matteo Lane

Muneeza in the Middle (Canada , 50 min)

Directed by: Hoda Elatawi

Written by: Christopher Redmond

"Muneeza in the Middle" is the story of a 2ND generation Canadian Muslim trying to reconcile her religious values with her cultural and western values. Her religion urges modesty in all facets of life. She's a beautiful, confident, outspoken lawyer who dresses well and turns heads. But don't be fooled.

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My Big Brother (United States, 2 minutes)

Directed by: Jason Rayner

Written by: Jason Rayner

Cast: John Heritage

The reflections of a boy sharing a room and a childhood with his twenty-foot tall brother.

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My Kingdom (United States, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Debra Solomon

Written by: Debra Solomon

Cast: Jane Curtin

A not so meditative meditation on the nature of personal space.

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Natural Life (USA, 1 hr 17 min)

Directed by: Even Tirtza

Natural Life is a feature length experimental documentary challenging inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to Life Without Parole (Natural Life) for crimes they committed as youths.

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Neighbors (United States, 00:10:35)

Directed by: Annie Fung

Written by: Annie Fung

Cast: Marco Torriani, Anastasia Olowin, Kelsey Barry, Kara Ng, Vera Zukelman

Dirk, a programmer for a dating app, has never had any problems building code. His only problem is building the courage to talk to girls. When he finds his neighbor’s misplaced bra, he believes this is his chance to meet her and goes on the excruciating mission to return it.

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New Closeness (Germany , 5:00)

Directed by: Christian Stahl, Sonja Vukovic

Cast: Karoline Beyer, Riccardo Hilpert, Franziska Karg, Shaheen Neumann, Harald Planer, Knud Riepen

The idea for the video essay "Neue Nähe" was created in autumn 2010. As a volunteer at the Axel Springer Academy and following the success of their teams with the cross-media project "Little Berlin" written and produced Sonja Vukovic in collaboration with moderation and video coach Christian Stahl and with the support of cross-media director Ansgar Mayer and the Director of the Academy, Marc Thomas Spahl, the video essay on the "Future of journalism". The topic of the future journalism / new media is one of the most important in the think tank of the publisher. So "Neue Nähe" was used on the one hand for the training, but also for the in-house, substantive debate.

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New York Vet (USA, 15 min)

Directed by: Megumi Smiros

This documentary follows a Long Island veterinarian throughout his daily life and his past experience working with rescue dogs during 9/11 as well as his continuing volunteer work to prevent animal abuse.

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Ni Aqui Ni Alla (Mexico , 0:28:00)

Directed by: Gina Herrera Pascal

No Place Like Gnome (Brazil , 10 minutes )

Directed by: Pedro Lacerda


No place like gnome is a partnership between the Chilean-Brazilian video artist Pedro Lacerda and the Canadian electronic music duo Blond:ish. The film reinterprets the action of the lysergic acid in the human body.

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Nomad's Land (France, 52 min 24 seg )

Directed by: Benjamin Clavel and Quentin Delaroche

Written by: Benjamin Clavel and Quentin Delaroche

At the foot of a social housing bar or on the parking lot of a shopping mall, the contemporary circus company Max & Maurice brings its very own poetry to the locations it crosses.

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Normalna (Israel , 0: 21 :00)

Directed by: Noga Bash

Written by: Noga Bash

Cast: ​Nu​ria Lozinsky,​ I​gor Shamuilov, Orian Feldshtein, S​obhi Hosary.​

"Normalna" tells the story of a Russian immigrant family in a small town located in the Galili area in Israel. While the people of the town enjoy the annual folklore dance festival, the family faces inner conflicts that threatens their family stability.

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Written by: Aaron Rudelson

When a lightning bolt tragically cuts short the life a Jewish plumber's son, all appears lost for the Pinski family. But luckily for them, Dr. Vanderwal, a celebrated local baldness doctor is secretly a modern day Dr. Frankenstein. Once resurrected in the form of a classic horror film monster, Norman has another chance at finding himself … if his overbearing Jewish parents don’t get in the way.

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Nuclear Empire (Macau, 60 min)

Directed by: Patricia Neves

The only country in the world attacked with atomic bombs is again facing the fear of radiation after experiencing the first nuclear accident of the 21st century. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate after the explosions in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, triggered by one of the most powerful earthquakes ever and tsunami waves of up to 40 meters high, and they don’t know yet when and if they will be able to return home. The energy that made Japan’s dream come true has become the country’s worst nightmare and the arrogance of the political and economic powers has generated an unprecedented unrest and crisis of confidence.

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Odd Brodsky (USA, 93mins)

Directed by: Cindy Baer

Written by: Matthew Irving & Cindy Baer

Cast: Tegan Ashton Cohan, Matthew Kevin Anderson & Scotty Dickert.

Audrey Brodsky is a lovable loser who hates her job. After 11 years she finally quits and sets off to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress! There's just one problem: she's not very good at it. But what she lacks in talent, she makes up for in heart.

When she meets an aspiring cameraman on the internet, the adventure of her life finally begins. Inspired by Wes Anderson's "Rushmore", the Coen Brothers "Raising Arizona" and Jean-Peirre Jeunet's "Amelie", Odd Brodsky is a quirky comedy about following your dreams and finding your bliss.

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Ohne Dich (Without You) (Germany, 1:30:00)

Directed by: Alexandre Powelz

Written by: Alexandre Powelz, Alexandra Umminger

Cast: Katja Riemann, Charly Hübner, Helen Woigk, Meral Perin, Arne Gottschling, Rolf Hoppe

Without you is a film about the most beautiful and painful thing in all of life: love. The film tells the story of three couples that are somehow connected. Committed midwife Rosa loves her husband Marcel, a therapist. They're a perfect match and share everything: love, life and even work. Rosa and Marcel's cleaner, Layla, feels abandoned since her former lover Navid has left her for a younger woman. She cannot accept his decision and stalks him while he pushes her away even harder. Motte, a waitress, is pregnant with her best friend Neo's baby. She is scared of intimacy in all its forms and does not want to commit at all, ultimately deciding to remain silent. During one fateful night, all three stories escalate, but one thing remains for sure: whatever happens, life goes on.

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Two brothers (Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley) intercept 911 calls in a beat up old ambulance to terrorize a small north eastern town.

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Oliver's Opera (US, 8:00)

Directed by: Dean Mermell

Written by: Dean Mermell

Cast: Julia Baldassari Oliver Lowe

Oliver W. Lowe and his associates prepare to see the great tenor Enrico Caruso in San Francisco, on the eve of disaster, April 17 1906.

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On a Technicality (US, 0:22:00)

Directed by: Andrew Gorell

Written by: Jeffrey Grover

Cast: Jeffrey Grover, Joel Hammer, Scott Miller, Lindsey Mitchell, George Roth and Brian Zoldessy.

Every Wednesday, Billy, Larry, Albert, Bruce and Howard, lifelong friends now in their 50s, meet for breakfast at Jack’s Deli. A sixth friend died the year before and their impending mortality causes them to come up with a bet on who of their older relatives will die first, the loser paying for the entire breakfast the next week. Over the next ten years, the bet is paid out a few times while the five friends also experience life-changing events.

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On the Tip of the Willy (Norway , 3 minutes )

Directed by: Julian Nazario

Our Unfenced Country (Ireland , 0: 18 : 00)

Directed by: Niamh Heery

Written by: Niamh Heery

Edward is an elderly railway worker, in love with the myth and literature of the Irish bog. Shauna, a bright, stubborn ex-con becomes his new apprentice. Traversing the terrain of this unlikely friendship, Shauna and Edward realise that to forge a future, they must confront their respective pasts.

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Directed by: Pablo Diartinez

Written by: Jorge Diaz

Out of reach (rain night) is the first instalment in a series of short films, From the pages of Album. The series adapts poetry to the screen by means of a musically animated collage of motion graphics, texts and silent live action scenes. Every short film adapts a single poem, which features as text animation and spoken verse. The main theme of the verses deals with overcoming the nostalgia of a lost love. The poem for this episode, a ‘found object’ text, paints a state of incommunicado and evasion.

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Outlier (Germany , 0 : 15: 00 )

Directed by: Martin Wallner

Over Prepared (USA, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Rachel Acosta

A high school teenager training for the SAT’s can’t seem to focus on her studies due to a school-girl crush on her tutor(s). This film is the 2015 National Winner of the USA’s leading high school film competition The 10 Day Film Challenge. Awards for the film include Best Screenplay and Best Sound Design.

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OVER THE RAINBOW (Netherlands , 39 min)

Directed by: Tara Fallaux

After her mother passed away, Leny finally had time to follow her dream of cycling around the world. She didn’t get further than New Zealand where she met the love of her life - another woman. Leny came out of the closet aged 68. Since then she has thrown herself into lesbian life, making up for lost time.

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P.S. 432 (USA, 10:00)

Directed by: Elizabeth Nichols

Written by: Elizabeth Nichols

Cast: Eric Tucker

Mr. Lewis, a teacher passionate about instilling an organic love of learning in his students, is confronted by the pressures of standardized testing and a results-oriented system in P.S. 432, an underfunded public school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With the 8th-grade state exams around the corner and the increasing anxiety of parents and administrators at his back, Mr. Lewis must decide what is best for his students. P.S. 432 is an intimate portrait of a teacher attempting to navigate a pressure-filled world, where enforced standards inevitably conflict with personal principles.

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Papillons de nuit (Belgium, 0:19:00)

Directed by: Kaspar Vogler

Paradiso (Spain, 1 hr 13 min )

Directed by: Omar A. Razzak

Written by: Omar A. Razzak

Cast: Rafael Sánchez, Luisa Martínez, Julián Balbuena, Juan Manuel Hidalgo

The “Duque de Alba” is the last adult movie theatre remaining in Madrid. Rafael, the projectionist, works hard every day in order to make the place tidier.

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Paulo Coelho’s Best Story (Brazil, 1:51:07)

Directed by: Daniel Augusto

Written by: Carolina Kotscho

Cast: Júlio Andrade, Ravel Andrade, Fabiana Gugli, Fabíula Nascimento, Enrique Díaz, Paz Vega.

A suicide attempt, three passages through a psychiatrical institution, and all the conflicts a young man, thorn between Good and Evil, could face in the 70’s. Paulo Coelho’s life story is truly better than fiction.

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Pepper (Canada , 00:07:15)

Directed by: Patrick Aubert

Cast: Chantal Bellavance, Éloïse Tanguay-Simard and Frédérique Proulx.

The painful awakening of a couple after an evening of fantasies. Dreams evaporate, reality appears.

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Phoebe's Father (USA, 1:35:00)

Directed by: John Helde

Written by: John Helde

Cast: Marie Lazzaro, Lawrason Driscoll, Eric Jordan, Betty Campbell.

Phoebe’s finally found something that lights her fire: cycling. But when her father comes back into her life, their meeting uncovers wounds that never healed. As her brother tries to reunite the family, Phoebe won’t let go of long-simmering questions about her lost mother, and who’s to blame. She sets her sights on racing competitively, pushing herself harder and faster; but the old evasions don’t work anymore, and Phoebe finds she has to face her past head on.

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Pony (US, 0:31:08)

Directed by: Candice Carella

Written by: Candice Carella

Cast: Xander Berkeley, Suzy Nakamura , Miko Nakano

Claudia, a hardworking single mom, has to go out of town on an important last minute business trip, forcing her to leave her 5-year-old daughter Miko with her uncle Jeff, a rock musician in his 50's who is still running on fumes of his glory days.
As a result of spending the weekend looking after his niece, Jeff must suspend his delusions of grandeur and face reality, with Miko serving as the catalyst for him to re-evaluate his life and re-connect with the inspiration that originally led him to music as he gently guides her to a nascent understanding of life's vicissitudes.

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Written by: Tophy Cho

PORTFOLIO (Russia, 16 minutes)

Directed by: Nikita Tamarov

Written by: Nikita Tamarov

Cast: Irina Chesnokova, Maxim Bobkov

An absurdist comedy that portrays the ends to which a contractor will go to in order to maintain his reputation as a professional.

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Prosopon (United States, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Thomas Thoma

Written by: Thomas Thoma

Pyromance (US, 0:24:02)

Directed by: John de Menil

Rats on Cocaine in Time (United States, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Dean Pakis

Written by: Dean Pakis

Two abusive lab rodents are thrown back into their own murky past.

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Retrato, Sombra, Grito (Portugal, 0:24:00)

Directed by: Ana Luisa Vale

Written by: Ana Luisa Vale

A photographer and a woman meet in 3 different chapters that seem to be a continuation but are totally different. Each chapter is related to is name. Portrait is about a psycho photographer and is obssession for a woman. In Shadow, a couple plays a kind of role-playing game envolving the photographer as an object of desire. In Scream, the story of the photographer gets out of the screen to the movie theater and the limits between the reality and fiction are break by the screaming of the woman.

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Role Models (USA, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Zack Schaffer

A charming tale that recaps the life of an elderly couple, and store owners, through two very special mannequins. This movie is the 2015 National 2nd Place Film in the USA’s leading high school film competition The 10 Day Film Challenge. Awards for the film include being named NJ State Best Film, National Winner for Best Editing and Best Director.

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Rolling (US, 0:13:00)

Directed by: Adam Volerich

Romy I Am Shy (Germany, 15 minutes)

Directed by: Andreas Grützner

Written by: Andreas Grützner

Cast: Jürgen Vollmer

In 1960, Juergen Vollmer started photographing The Beatles at Kaiserkeller music club in Hamburg, Germany. When they met again in Paris, The Beatles insisted to get his haircut. Vollmer continued to photograph the daily life of beatniks before moving on to New York and L.A. where he started his career as set photographer on Hollywood film sets, taking pictures of the many stars that he crossed paths with. Romy I am Shy is the story of his journey told through a montage of animated sequences, interviews, and original artist photos.

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Ronald Gottlieb (United States, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Engin Karabagli

Written by: Engin Karabagli

An animated documentary following Ronald Gottlieb's search for companionship in a society where everybody has very hairy legs. In order to impress Jane, Ronald must choose whether to artificial enhance his hairless legs or stay true to his natural self.

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Rothman (USA, 19 min)

Directed by: Nader Sadre

Like most boys, Frank Rothman grew up idolizing his dad. Unfortunately, Frank’s dad was a sociopath. Find out how the son of a gambler and bookmaker, serial philanderer and small-time schemer narrowly escaped his dad’s influence to become a ruthless defense attorney, willing to defend any client and forgive any crime. Except, of course, his father’s.

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Rue des fleurs (German, 10 minutes)

The film music comes from the pen of Peteris Vasks .

A freelance composer in Riga Vasks is one of the most famous composers of the former Soviet Union . With his music he would like his country , his people, who had suffered under Soviet rule be give a voice with his musical.

His composition Dolcissimo for cello is used in the video.

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Salvation (Austria , 0:30:00)

Directed by: Mark Gerstorfer

Written by: Mark Gerstorfer

Cast: Daniel Helmer, Sarah Kleiner, Klemens Marschall

Andreas loves filming anything that will come in front of his camera lens. He especially takes joy in shooting videos, in which he and his friends Clemens and Dina pretend to kill themselves. When Andreas massively exaggerates and carelessly throws himself on the subway tracks just to shock his best friend, Clemens has had enough and quits their friendship. Andreas seeks refuge in Dina's company but overlooks her real intentions.

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Directed by: Samuel B. Russell & Brian Russell

Written by: Samuel B. Russell

Sam and his friends go back to college and have to figure out how to live together.

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Sand Castle (USA, 0:14:19)

Directed by: Rob Feld

Written by: Tina Fine

Cast: Producer: Tina Fine

A young girl wants to build a sand castle, but not just any sand castle, it has to have special meaning. However, her efforts are continually thwarted when her sister breaks it and her and her mother won't return to the beach. After some boys crash into it, the young girl finally gets a break. The boys help her and she builds an amazing castle, but the biggest challenge is the ocean. It will reclaim her castle and because of that, the young girl learns a final lesson about letting go, taking control and that nothing is forever.

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Directed by: Philipp Glauner

Written by: Philipp Glauner, Martin Bohm

Cast: Stefan Nagel, John Eicke

FAST AND CHEAP is a four minute fake industry commercial for the fictitious demolition company AIT. Company boss Müller (Stefan Nagel) is giving a tour around the construction site on which giant robots perform the hard work. While Müller discusses the economic advantages of these modern work slaves, we learn that not all of his promises are made of gold.

Originally filmed in stereoscopic 3D, the fake commercial FAST AND CHEAP is a satire about modern work circumstances and about ruthless capitalism which declasses the human being to a disposable work product. The short film was shot over the course of four days in the ruins of an old coal-fired power station near Dessau (eastern Germany). The robots were brought to life in post by world champion mime John Eicke via motion capture.

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Scrabble (Switzerland , 0:11:00)

Directed by: Cristian Sulser

Self Medicated: a film about art (United States, 1 hour 33 minutes)

Directed by: Ethan Minsker

Written by: Ethan Minsker

Art can serve an artist much in the same way any drug might.
“Self Medicated” is a new film about art, artists, and their struggles to stay happy.

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Serena (Luxembourg , 0:16:00)

Directed by: Eric Lamhène

Written by: Eric Lamhène

Serenity (United States, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Jack Dunphy

Written by: Jack Dunphy

An animated memoir recounting first love, addiction, losing one's virginity, and turning to pizza in times of crisis.

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Directed by: Daniil Deych

A young girl awakens in the beautiful, yet terrifying forest that is filled with music of Sergei Rachmaninoff. The desire to learn where the music is coming from, sets her off on the journey through the thicket of the woods. Only she quickly discovers that greenery around her also brings the great struggle and despair and that in order to leave the forest, she first must overcome a number of obstacles.

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Shadowboxing (US, 0:35:00)

Directed by: Joshua Durham

Written by: Joshua Durham and John Patrick Hayden

Cast: JOHN PATRICK HAYDEN, MISSY WAALANDS, ROB MORGAN, MICHELE RAFIC, SUTTON CRAWFORD, ELIJAH BLACK, ROGER CASEY

An aspiring boxer must face the shadows that haunt him before he can step into the ring.

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Show Business (USA, 1 hour 25 minutes)

Directed by: Alexander Tovar

Written by: Alexander Tovar

Cast: Alexander Tovar, Amelia Meyers, Jillian Johnston, Andrew Hawkes, Megan Rosati, Robert Maffia.

Therapy won't even scratch the surface for Guy who believes he has to choose between having a happy life and being a successful screenwriter.

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Sic (Canada, 9:00)

Directed by: Joshua Hinkson

Written by: Joshua Hinkson

Cast: Joshua Hinkson, Steven Roberts

After a year a part, lifelong friends Wyatt and Elijah reconnect. Elijah, a committed family man is confronted by an anxious drug fueled Wyatt and a provocative secret polarizes the two friends as they struggle to reconcile their feelings of love, regret and humiliation.

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Directed by: Julie Gratz

Sin Frontera (Without Boundary) (United States, 28 minutes)

Directed by: Iz Gutierrez

Written by: Iz Gutierrez

Cast: Eduardo Enrikez, Brenda Romero, Rafael Cobos

Inspired by true events, Monica (Brenda Romero) and Gabriel (Eduardo Enrikez) are an engaged couple on the verge of a relationship breakdown when they are unexpectedly torn apart by an unjust law and controversial government practice. After Gabriel is deported to a dangerous city, they both remember how they fell in love and make a vow to rekindle their romance in order to prevail over a corrupted and complex government policy. They discover a way to reunite through an unconventional method. Love will transcend any boundary.

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Sincerely, Daniel (USA, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Malisa Eckhardt

A high school teenager desperately tries find a way to connect with his crush, but fate doesn’t seem to be helping him out. This movie is the 2015 National 5th Place Film in the USA’s leading high school film competition The 10 Day Film Challenge. Awards for the film include being named the NJ State 2nd Place Film, NJ State and National Winner of the Audience Choice Award.

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Sniper's Observation Method (South Korea , 0:17:00)

Directed by: YunHa Kim

Snow Boat (United States, 6 minutes)

Directed by: Mirror Su

Written by: Samantha Aguiar

A man lives a lonely life in a cold, harsh ice world which he never plans to leave. One day the sun comes out and threatens to melt everything he holds dear. He builds a boat out of ice to escape the sun's wrath, setting out on a voyage of destruction and rebirth.

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Directed by: Geoff Celis

Jim, is a 'Morissey' fan who is trying to convince his friends he can wrestle. When his friends Kenny and Devin secretly bring him to an amateur Lucha Libre competition, Jim is forced to enter. Not knowing Spanish, combined with not knowing how to wrestle Jim finds that survival maybe harder than he anticipated. His only saving grace seems to be when 'El Jefe' a Morissey fan himself, notices that Jim is wearing a 'Morissey' shirt.

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Someone (United States , 0: 13: 00)

Directed by: Elena Spirina

Sometimes the Blues (US, 0:22:40)

Directed by: Neha Hirve

Written by: Neha Hirve and Sarafina Maiara

Somewhere in the Midwest (U S , 0 :22 :0 0 )

Directed by: Dustin Whitehead

Written by: Dustin Whitehead

Cast: Tyler Ross Allan Whitehead Bridget Haight James Lusk Kate Cornelius-Schechter Stephanie Hawks Peters

Somewhere in the Midwest is a coming-of-age drama about a young man at odds with his parents divorce.

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South Home Town (United Kingdom , 9 min)

Directed by: Steve Hawley and Tony Steyger

The Southampton of the imagination is known more for those who have left the city than those who stay. Using ultra slow motion video, the film addresses the question, "What is home?"

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Specials (USA, 15 Min )

Directed by: Georgi Richardson

Written by: Georgi Richardson, Natalie Gee, Welland Scripps

Cast: Donald Corren, Johnny Sanchez, Nick Stevenson, Georgi Richardson, Natalie Gee, Welland Scripps, Mahnaz Damania, Georgia Kate Haege, Joseph Monge, Loring Griggs, Damian Shembel, Josephine Lorraine.

Since Maggie was a little girl, all she ever wanted was to follow in her father, renowned celebrity chef, Mr Green's footsteps. When opening a restaurant with her self-centered boyfriend doesn't pan out, she sets out to open a Brooklyn restaurant on her own, hiring a team of food-loving misfits in the process. Pancho, the busboy narrates this chaotic and delicious story as it unfolds. Will Maggie open her restaurant in time? Or will the pitfalls she encounters prove her father right; that following your passion may lead you down the garden path to nowhere...? SPECIALS celebrates food in all it's beautiful glory and rejoices in pursuing what you love.

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St. Marks Place (Australia, 6 minutes)

Directed by: Richard Termini

Written by: Richard Termini

‘St. Marks Place’ as a music video is a love letter to the great artists and magical people of what we call the Mercer Arts Era in New York City. This was a period when the Mercer and Max’s and the Electric Circus were the venues for outrageous good times.

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Stop All Jerk! (France , 5 minutes)

Directed by: Armel Gourvennec

Stowaway (United States, 5:00)

Directed by: Kenneth Anderson

Cast: Rachael Robbins, Nick Paglino, William Otterson

A woman secretly embarks on a voyage at sea.

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Street Blues (Germany, 30 min)

Directed by: Nikolas Migut

It’s in the fall of 2012 that documentary film maker Nik and a homeless man named Alex meet for the first time. Shortly before five in the morning, they set out from the railway mission in the Berlin Zoo station on a brief nighttime trip. After sharing breakfast, they each goes their separate ways – not to meet again until two and a half years later, when they are brought back together thanks to a tip from someone at a film festival. Ten years on the streets have changed Alex. He’s no longer the person he once was, having endured the cold and isolation of homelessness.

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Subs (Ireland , 0:13 : 00 )

Directed by: Anthony Assad

No one wins a waiting game...

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Sugar Free (Australia, 5:00)

Directed by: Bridget Farmer

Written by: Bridget Farmer

Ben’s visit to his local cafe reveals a new reality.

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Sunday (Australia, 1:11:00)

Directed by: Michelle Joy Lloyd

Written by: Michelle Joy Lloyd, Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare

Cast: Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare.

Eve and Charlie are about to have a baby but they are no longer together. After years of history and months of separation they have 24 hours to find their way forward. Set in Christchurch, New Zealand one year after the earthquakes that devastated the city. 'Sunday' is a story like the city, one of past devastation and a chance at rebuilding.

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Directed by: W Dave Keith

Sunflowers (Malaysia , 0 : 34: 00)

Directed by: Shio Chuan Quek

Written by: Shio Chuan Quek

An orphan and grandmother live with a girl in the metropolis in the stage show makeup artist , and finally , they gave up her stage show originally wanted to become a famous make-up teacher 's dream , the place to turn into a small makeup etiquette teacher dead . And, all along , she did not know it was her grandmother before dying, please funeral home to make arrangements for her boss . Dreams and reality often has a great gap ; many people are looking forward to become a shining star on the stage of life much much attention . . . But, in order to compete in the arena , how many people want to fall into the heart of darkness ? Like the bright lights of sunflowers during the day , how many people know that their bow in the night and frustration ? From another angle to think , sometimes, life can be very simple , even if you are walking on the road no stars, but the pace will be more realistic, in that one only insects and remote places no applause , and you will feel more contented contented , like the night of sunflowers, quietly waiting for the sun, do not hate the night too long.

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Surviving Sandy Hook (USA, 1 hr 31 min )

Directed by: Jezza Neumann

Cast: Jezza Neumann DIRECTOR Sarah Foudy PRODUCER Brian Woods EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jamie Perera ORIGINAL MUSIC/COMPOSER Ness Baldwin PUBLICIST, PRINT SHIPPER, PRINT RETURN, PREVIEW RETURN

This documentary follows three Newtown families as they rebuild their lives after 12/14. Over a year, we follow families of victims and survivors. Some are taking the lead in community healing, others advocate for a change in gun laws, all are seeking healing.

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Sweet Revenge (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Jonathon Kline

An overworked detective made out of chocolate narrates about his long-term investigation of a string of related murders only to find that the culprit is a comically obvious individual.

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Tattooed (United Kingdom , 0:02:20)

Directed by: John Michell

Written by: B. Spencer

Cast: Aisling Bea, Brett Goldstein

A short comedy about lust, names and wobbly eyebrows. Naturally.

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Testimony (Ireland , 0:08:58)

Directed by: Kamila Dydyna

Written by: Kamila Dydyna

Cast: Olivia Daly, Neill Fleming, Clodagh Downing, Hilary Cotter

In 1991, Cat O'Neill testifies in a domestic abuse court hearing. Case parties: Mum and Dad.

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The Ascent (Colombia , 13 min)

Directed by: Ana Soler


Living a life of excess, SARA wakes up one morning among strangers in a sleazy hotel and hits rock bottom. A brief encounter with a stranger inside an elevator will bring back her will to live only to discover, however, it's too late. “The Ascent” is a journey inside Sara’s demon-plagued mind.

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The Colonies (U S , 0 : 13 : 00)

Directed by: Julia Max

The Country of Fear (El Pais Del Miedo) (Spain, 1 hour 42 minute)

Directed by: Francisco Espada

Written by: Francisco Espada

Cast: José Luis García - Pérez, Cristina Plazas, Eduardo Velasco, Marina Recio y Moisés Ortega.

Carlos, a peaceful man, looks how his quiet life is shaken when Marta, a girl aged 13, irrupts in it and starts to extort him. Unable to defend himself, he becomes involved in a series of distressing situations that lead to a disproportionate response.

The country of fear (El país del miedo) digs into our worst fears and how they may and up becoming the source of different forma of domination. Such fears can lead us to accept overprotctive brhaviour.

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The Crossing (U S , 0:21: 00 )

Directed by: Nathalie Biancheri

In a remote Italian town in 1961 teenage Eileen lives an isolated existence in the empty halls of her decadent family home. She's a misfit in the sleepy seaside village and only finds respite from her loneliness by swimming for hours every day. When a journalist convinces her to try and be the youngest person to cross the English Channel Eileen thinks it is her chance to escape and do what she loves most. But the harsh pressures of training clash dramatically with Eileen's naive passion and dreams.

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Directed by: Andre Guimaraes

Film about a student filmmaker trying to come up with a film on the last day of preproduction. Some ideas flow to the surface, but none that really make a lot of sense. The day of production comes and the crew arrives. Everyone waits on the director to figure out what to shoot, ultimately becoming a brainstorming session. However by the end of the day, none of the ideas work, and they give up on the project.

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The Decisive Moment (United States, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Roy Sun

Written by: Roy Sun

Cast: Lindsay Heath, Stephen Todt

In 2002, at the brink of digital photography, a shy, conservative photographer with a nearly closed camera store, meets a strong, optimistic girl.

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The Dickumentary (USA, 1 hour 10 min)

Directed by: Sofian Khan

Cast: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Eric Grief ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Emma Hovi Frederic Kim Laila Petrone Tadashi Mitsui

Cultures have worshipped it, and circumcised it. Men have sought ways to make it larger. Across 14 countries, featuring interviews with more than 40 experts, ‘The Dickumentary’ tries to answer some of the greatest questions of our time, like: What happened to Jesus’ foreskin? Why do Hindus worship Shiva’s lingam? And, does size really matter?

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The Dog (Canada, 0:19:37)

Directed by: Nicolas Legendre

The Edge (France , 0:17:00)

Directed by: Simon Saulnier

Written by: SIMON SAULNIER & TOM GOBART

Cast: OUIDAD ELMA, SAÏD AMADIS, SAMIRA SÉDIRA, CECILIA NGO, KELLY TIAN, JICEY CARINA

In the nearby future, in the heart of a Northern forest where anarchy reigns, the young Hawa and her father survive as refugees. After a tragic robbery, Hawa’s life unexpectedly changes. Shes loses what she cares for the most and begins a journey to pursue a group of thieves, that takes her to the edge of the forest refuge.

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Directed by: Thomai Hatsios

The Firefly Catcher (United States, 0:18:00)

Directed by: Stefanie Black

Written by: Marisa Ruby

Cast: Marisa Ruby, John Billingsley

The Firefly Catcher examines the cycle of life through the relationship between a young woman, Madelyn and her prematurely aging father, Georgie. Georgie is struggling with an early on-set of Dementia due to head trauma. The story is a glimpse into Madelyn's sacrifice and tribulations as she struggles to care for her father and accept his illness. When his behaviors become too much to bear, Madelyn takes matters into her own hands. Then, just as she begins learning to cope with his incurable, deteriorating state, a flicker of light brings her renewed optimism for the road ahead. Could this be a turning point for Georgie's illness or can hope be a deceiving aspect of the human psyche?

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The Giving Tree (Germany, 9 minutes 39 seconds )

Directed by: Claudia Bracholdt

In the Dodau Forest in Germany, a 500-year-old oak tree has been connecting people from all over the world in a simple, yet special way. Since 1927, the tree has had its own zip code.

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The Gospel According to Charlie (USA, 56 min 41 seg )

Directed by: David Bussan

Written by: David Bussan

Middle-aged, gay, outsider artist Charlie creates everything from erotica to his own biker religion on his brother's farm in rural Ohio

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The Ice Cream Song (Australia , )

Directed by: Melanie Camp

Directed by: Chris Lee

Created by Chris Lee

Music by Paul Meadow.

The images in this video were constructed by tuning real-time video projection feedback cycles.

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The Last Executioner (Thailand, 1 hour 35 minutes)

Directed by: Tom Waller

Written by: Don Linder

Cast: Vithaya Pansringarm, David Asavanond, Penpak Sirikul, Nirut Sirichanya, Thira Chutikul, Suchada Rojmanothum,

Inspired by real events, the remarkable true story of Chavoret Jaruboon, Thailand's last death row marksman - a wild rock ‘n’ roll guitarist who took the job at the ‘Bangkok Hilton’ to support his family - facing a lifelong struggle with ensuing good and bad karma. It is a story of life at its most beautiful and death at its most surreal.

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The Last Wednesday (Argentina, 16 min )

Directed by: Patricio Carrera

The Little Girl with the Big Voice (United States, 39 minutes)

Directed by: Rafael Moscatel

An unapologetic portrait of Golden Age of Radio icon Mary Small, whose voice comforted millions through the Great Depression & WWII.

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The Little Violonist (China / US , 0: 15 : 00)

Directed by: Yang Wang

The Lobster Kid (Taiwan, 20 minutes)

Directed by: Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu

Written by: Joseph Chen-Chieh Hsu

Cast: Chang Chia Fang

A 13 years old girl Siang who works as the con artist on the street, partners with a silent Monk getting money for the train ticket to their dream place Taitung, the south point of Taiwan

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Directed by: Sergi Pérez

Written by: Sergi Pérez, Eric Navarro and Roger Padilla

Cast: Borja Espinosa, Miki Esparbe, Maria Ribera, Pol Lopez, Sara Espigul, Silvia Esquivel

One morning Joel finds his wife’s dog Elvis half dead. This forces him out of home, something he has avoided for a long time. After forgetting his keys inside, he’ll spend the day desperately trying to get back into his flat, his shelter.

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The Neighborhood That Disappeared (USA, 1 hour 25 min)

Directed by: Mary Paley

Written by: Mary Paley

In 1962, one of the most massive urban renewal projects in American history sterilized the cultural and ethnic heart of Albany, New York, an arrangement made by first term Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and longtime Albany Mayor, Erastus Corning the 2nd, displaced almost eight per cent of the City's diverse population, razed more than a thousand buildings, dislodged 3,600 households, and closed 350 businesses.

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The Nike Chariot Earring (USA, 14 min 6 sec )

Directed by: Karen Audette

A half-century ago a priceless treasure was stolen from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This is the remarkable story of its recovery and the woman who found it.

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The Palace That I Live In (Australia , 0:13:00)

Directed by: Aimée-Lee X. Curran

Written by: Lâle Teoman

Cast: Hunter Page-Lochard, Lâle Teoman, Diana Jeffrey

Regretting the unfulfilled aspirations of her eccentric mother, 17 year-old Poppy struggles to accept her life in a run-down shed on a decaying rural property. Her vividly imagined dreams lend her escape, while an awkward friendship with a boy from a nearby property leads to a greater understanding of what it means to live a normal life.

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The Pit (UK, 4minute)

Directed by: Mike Tyler & Richard Payne

Written by: Mike Tyler

In a post apocalyptic future, three powerful samurais must save the local civilians from a evil club owner and his killer robots. Starring and scored by dubstep producers Dr P and Adam F, and featuring Method Man of the Wu-Tang Clan.

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The Provider (USA, 22 min 14 seg )

Directed by: Leah Galant & Maya Cueva

Restrictive laws, such as House Bill Two (HB2) in Texas, threaten abortion providers and force clinics to shut down or hire out-of-state practitioners.
Some abortion doctors, such as Dr. Shannon Carr, travel hundreds of miles to provide legal and safe services, while encountering threatening opposition from anti-abortion forces.

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The River (United Kingdom, 16 minutes)

Directed by: John Michell

Written by: Rupert Raby

Cast: Robert Emms, Clive Russell

Ray is a dredger. He’s 59 and has worked on the river all his life. But the arrival of a new, gobby workmate - Kenny - makes him want to jump overboard. When Kenny pries into Ray’s private life it all becomes too much. Ray abandons ship and sets off down the river in a little sailing boat. Kenny, fearing Ray is on a suicide mission, goes after him. But it’s soon evident that they’ve both taken on more than they bargained for. With Ray’s state of mind, they both need saving.

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The Story of Snow (South Korea , 0:21:17)

Directed by: Younsik Kim

Written by: Younsik Kim

Cast: JUNGHYEON LEE, WOOYOUNG JUNG, JIHYUNG LEE

There is a man walking towards the snow-capped mountains.

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The Storyteller (United States, 2 minutes)

Directed by: Holly Fields, Danielle Paulet, Ai Zhang and Zhou Quan

A magical storytelling deer finds himself in an encroaching city where distracted people don't seem to be interested in his magic or his stories.

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The Tale of the Day (United States, 14 minutes)

Directed by: Ying-Fang Shen

A man encountered two snakes in the disguised forms of a beautiful lady in white and her maidservant in green. They seduced him, who, despite the demonic nature of his lover, chose to enjoy the seduction and keep the relationships, until a pang of sudden fear struck him one day.

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Directed by: Ned Thanhouser

Written by: JR

The untold story of the remarkable rise and fall of one of American’s pioneering motion picture studios during the first decade of the twentieth century. The studio produced and released over 1,000 silent motion pictures that were acclaimed by critics and seen by audiences around the world.

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The Underpants Lamb (United States, 5 minutes)

Directed by: Katie Tamboer

Written by: Sam Carlberg

Mary had a little lamb, whose fleece grew hand-made, preshrunk, pink polka dotted underpants!

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The Undertaker (Philipines , 1 hr 21 min)

Directed by: Andrea Capranico

Cast: Produced by: Bianca Balbuena

Ivan and his fellow Tanods (law enforcers, watchmen) are tasked to bust prostitutes, drug dealers, and murderers in one of Manila's darkest cemeteries, at night. Here, hundreds of squatters and illegal settlers live in improvised shacks on top of the tombs.

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Directed by: Marc Fouchard

Written by: Marc Fouchard

Cast: Coban Beutelstetter Editing Benoist BUTTIN Decors Thomas Collard Cinematographer Matthieu Devillers Producer Marc Fouchard Screenplay Vincent Girault Music Claire Paillot Sound designer

A small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters Malik’s grocery store.

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The Whistler (USA, 0:25:40)

Directed by: Lee Harry

Written by: Lee Harry

Cast: Arthur Hanket, Alan Brooks, Stephanie Erb, Donald Agnelli, Kathryn Harry, Doug Kayne, Jill K. Allen, Paul Mischeshin, Michael Brodner, Steve Pinto, Jimmy Puissegur

After famed orchestral conductor “Professor” Eugene Penrose is released from Sunnyvale asylum, his doctor moves him to a quiet suburban neighborhood to continue recovery. All is well until a neighbor with an annoying habit begins to break down the Professor’s sanity, leading to the discovery of why the conductor was institutionalized in the first place.

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There is a Fire/Shylock Sings the Blues (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: David Sokol

Written by: David Sokol

Images of the 50s and blues with a message. Passion cant take life but what is life without passion? Shylock is a man challenged with standing up to hate without becoming what it is he hates. A lot to cram into 3 minutes but that is what makes this finger-snapping piece of entertainment worth watching over.

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Directed by: Linda-Maria Birbeck

Written by: Linda-Maria Birbeck

Cast: Anna Hägglin, Ludvig Särnklint, Lo Salmson

Mia and Mirjam are 14 years old and live in a dead boring town, there's not even an airport. They are not grown up, but are working on it. Mirjam jumps the gun on adult life and starts an affair with an older man - he says he loves her, but the facade is breaking. Mia has a dad who drinks a little bit too much. Luckily they have each other, and Karl, their super smart friend who knows almost everything.

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Thick Air (US , 0:34:00)

Directed by: Meredith Dobbs

Written by: Meredith Dobbs and Tony Eggert

Cast: Michael Lopetrone, Mary Rose Naoum

When Samantha, a Midwest stage manager, falls in love with August, a New York City actor, it's the start of... something. August makes it clear early on that he is not interested, yet a relationship of sorts develops between them anyway as they move through rehearsals, social engagements outside the play, and the performances on stage. When the final curtain falls, Samantha and August have a relationship in some sense of the word, but they're feeling in the dark for a way to define it.

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Directed by: Robin Hamilton

A poor, Mississippi sharecropper escapes debilitating abuse to become an indomitable force against the political elite and a voice for millions fighting for the right to vote in 1964.

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Those Buried Beneath (U S , 8:00)

Directed by: Matt Mamie

Cast: John Comegno, Guy Wellman, Fallon Maressa, Adalyn Hougentogler, Daniel Imperiale

A hired killer tells a story that opens up old wounds in the worst way possible.

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Thundercluck (United States, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Paul Tillery IV

Written by: Paul Tillery IV

Cast: Dandy Barrett

Half mortal. Half god. All natural chicken.

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TICK TOCK (Turkey, 9 minutes)

Directed by: Zeynep Kocak

Written by: Zeynep Kocak

The beautiful thing about life is not the goal you achieve; it is the road that takes you there with hope!

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Directed by: Martijn Veldhoen

Written by: Martijn Veldhoen

Cast: Music: Michel Banabila Producer: Rene Huybrechtse, Pieter van Screenplay: Martijn Veldhoen Sound designer: Martijn Veldhoen Cinematographer: Martijn Veldhoen Editing: Martijn Veldhoen

The mother (Lotje Ruting) of the filmmaker tells about how her life when she first came to live in a poorly maintained canal house in Amsterdam fifty years ago. The rapid career of the father (Aatje Veldhoen), the dramatic separation and her four children she raised alone, she tries to remember the whole story. But she doesn't want her face in the picture and there are only a few photo's. Her story is however told in a visual manner using unorthodox reconstruction techniques. In the end not everything will be as 'real' as expected.

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Til It Kills You (, 10 minutes)

Directed by: Maria De Sanctis & Sonetta Duncan

Written by: Devon Bain

Cast: Director of Photography: Megan Berg, Edit and Sound: Nathan Street

Nothing will stop 72 year old Gertie from swimming -- not her doctor, and most certainly not her STD.

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Tiny Out Loud (USA, 11 min 55 seg )

Directed by: Andrew Ina

Tiny Out Loud is a film where size matters but not in the way you think. It is a short documentary about Stephanie Rond’s gender gouging street art and dollhouse art galleries. Tiny Out Loud’s fun but evocative exploration makes gender roles smaller and the art world’s accessibility larger.

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Tree Sky Window (Iran, 0:34:00)

Directed by: Pouya Eshtehardi

Written by: Pouya Eshtehardi

An illegal immigrant mother with her five year old child who are coming to a new country, Tree sky window, is the story of their first night staying in a hotel. The husband is arrested at the airport and the mother is trying to find a way or someone who can help them.

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Trent (USA, 1:13:42)

Directed by: Curtis James Salt

Written by: Curtis James Salt

Cast: Josh Trant, Parry Burton, Alex Prostano

In the aftermath of a brutal breakup from his girlfriend, Trent Rothchild returns to his childhood estate to recover. Coping alone, he succumbs to paranoia that something alien in nature may be hiding within the house... Are you sure you're alone?

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True Blue (USA, )

Written by: Phil Yuhas

The virtue of loyalty is explored through the eyes of an aging shelter dog as he recalls the most significant days of his remarkable life.

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Turn it Up (US, 4minute)

Directed by: Steve Nguyen

Twin Lotus (China , 0:15:00)

Directed by: He Huang

Written by: Yucheng Zhao

Directed by: Karin Venegas

Four rape survivors and two pioneering feminists share their stories of trauma, resilience, and activism. A deeply personal documentary, UNAFRAID explores the impact of rape and the capacity of ordinary individuals to effect change. Marcia-Elizabeth. Karen. Sarah Jane. Dave. From South Africa to small-town Nebraska, these diverse four, like too many others, share the singular experience of rape. Their stories converge in Manhattan at the Crime Victims Treatment Center where they now receive counseling.

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Une Bonne Affaire (France, 0:20:00)

Directed by: Denis Larzilliere

Une Liberation (United States , 0:16:00)

Directed by: Brian James Crewe

Written by: Marion Kerr

Cast: Marion Kerr, Ross Marquand, Matthew Temple, Mark Jager

On the eve of the liberation of Paris from Nazi occupation during World War Two, Juliet, an American resistance member, risks her life descending into the city's underground tunnels to deliver a secret message to fellow fighter Jean. However, a final deadly encounter with a pair of German deserters threatens to destroy the very thing she's been fighting for.

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Unfinished Legacy (USA, 18 min )

Directed by: Sansung Choi

Brema, a 17-year old African street artist living in Milwaukee asks Sangsun, a 30-year old Korean stranger, “Who has it worse in the United States, an African male or an Asian male?” Even though Sangsun, the documentary’s director, doesn’t know the exact answer, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Brema.

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Unsung Ingenues (USA, 37 min 10 seg )

Directed by: Julia Collier

Written by: Julia Collier

What keeps an artist going in spite of the many odds against them? Take a look into the lives of 7 artists living, breathing and creating in NYC. A look into the world of those striving for the seemingly impossible...their dreams.

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Until Forever (Peru , 0:27:00)

Directed by: Alvaro Iparraguirre

Directed by: Min Reid

Written by: Stacey Fergusson

Directed by Min Reid, 'Silver Girl' is a beautiful music video shot in the stunning Highlands of Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Directed by: Hella de Jonge

“Don’t lose heart.” Those were the last words of Hella de Jonge’s grandmother, moments before she was deported to Auschwitz. She did not survive the concentration camp. Years later, granddaughter Hella found the pencil-written note in a box while helping her father clean out his house. The message sparked a deep and harrowing conversation with her father about the Second World War and his life as one of only two survivors of a once large Jewish family.

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VOID (Lebanon , 1 hour 18 minutes )

Directed by: Maria Abdel Karim, Naji Bechara, Jad Beyrouthy, Salim Habr, Christelle Ighniades, Tarek Korkomaz, Zeina Makki.

Written by: Georges Khabbaz

Cast: Carol Abboud, Diamand Bou Abboud, Carmen Lebbos, Latife Moultaka, Takla Chamoun, Nada Abou Farhat.

There are 17,000 Lebanese victims in arbitrary detention in Syrian prisons or in unrevealed mass graves, since the start of the Lebanese civil war in 1975. Six Lebanese women, of different ages, wait for missing men in their lives, who disappeared or were kidnapped in the Lebanese civil war. Their hidden emotional wounds are open once again, during a protest in Beirut to keep their cause alive. VOID is a profoundly moving narrative shot in a vignette style focussing on different generation's of women who have lost loved ones in battle.

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Volume (Italy, 8Minutes)

Directed by: Arturo Bertusi

It’s a fresh sunny morning in Italy. Francesco Arcangeli is walking along the colonnade in Bologna city, he has under his arm a copy of his manuscript. He’s just finished writing the most arduous work of his life, after eight years! Now the painter Giorgio Morandi, who Francesco Arcangeli admires immensely, has to know about his script. This volume describes Giorgio Morandi’s art…

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Wächter der Spieluhr (Germany, 0:28:00)

Directed by: Marco J. Riedl

Written by: Marco J. Riedl

Farmer Finn van Hagen is faced with a difficult choice once he opens an old music box, revealing his long forgotten past.

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Was It The End (USA, 2)

Directed by: Tom Varisco

Written by: Tom Varisco

Cast: Erik Winkowski, editor and sound design

How did it all end, if it did. And if so, were we prepared emotionally and physically. The questions and statements throughout relate the concept. But who is asking and who is listening.

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Welcome (Ecuador , 0: 28:00 )

Directed by: Javier Fesser

Written by: Javier Fesser , Luis Manso, Guillermo Fesser

Cast: Alidel Cavanillas, Anni Pitágoras, Gisela Terán Vázquez

An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community. This innovation is called the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world a chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.

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WEST 4TH ST: PORTRAIT OF A PARK (USA, 1 hr 25 min)

Directed by: Simeon Soffer

A season in the life of West Fourth Street Park in New York City, a world renowned cultural institution. The film is told through the eyes of it's cast of unique and deeply rooted characters and legends who have made this park one of the last vestiges of the true NY experience.

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Directed by: Ali Eldin

Written by: Ali Eldin, Mike Allen

In 1894 Darling Duke Lynch slipped the noose at Blackwater. With the help of an old man named 'Shaky' they must travel the countryside and learn how to survive before the law catches up to them. With harsh weather and bandits at their back there is much to learn when the gun goes down.

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When the Ocean Met the Sky (Canada, 1:30:00)

Directed by: Lukas Huffman

Written by: Spencer Foley, Lukas Huffman, Phillip Thomas.

Cast: Aren Buchholz, Spencer Foley, Phillip Thomas.

After the death of their parents, three estranged brothers must journey to a remote location in order to receive their inheritance, due to a stipulation in their parents will.

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Who the fuck is Jett Rebel (Netherlands, 57 min)

Directed by: Linda Hakeboom

Written by: Linda Hakeboom

Dutch musician Jelte Tuinstra (23) has potential to become the biggest rock star The Netherlands has seen in decades. He dreams of living a life of rock 'n' roll and enormous fame. There is only one problem: Tuinstra is way too shy to hit the spotlight. So, he creates a daring alter ego he calls 'Jett Rebel'.

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Why We Stay (USA, 16 min 20 seg )

Directed by: Crystal Kayiza

During the 1970s and 80s the South Bronx was subject to borough-wide poverty, crime, and arson. Amidst the chaos a community improvement organization named Banana Kelly emerged, helping to end destruction and revitalize the community. After decades of steady recovery, South Bronx residents are now being threatened by another destructive force; gentrification.

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Wildlike (USA, 1:44:10)

Directed by: Frank Hall Green

Written by: Frank Hall Green

Cast: Starring Bruce Greenwood, Ann Dowd, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Funk, Diane Farr and Ella Purnell.

Showcased at over 100 film festivals and winner of over two dozen. Wildlike is set in the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, and tells the story or a 14-year-old girl, Mackenzie (Ella Purnell), who holds the deep torments of sexual assault after she is left under the care of her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Juneau.

Mackenzie decides to run away and return to Seattle in search of her mother, but instead she finds Bart (Bruce Greenwood), a widowed backpacker preparing to hike across Denali. While Bart does not invite Mackenzie to tag along at first, her desperate persistence blooms into an unexpected, nurturing relationship of emotional recovery and trust as he is forced to grapple with her flight from her uncle, the threat of the law and her return to Seattle.

This first feature written and directed by Frank Hall Green is a taut, restrained emotional journey in an astounding location.

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Women of '69, Unboxed (USA, 59 minutes)

Directed by: Peter Barton

If their parents were the Greatest Generation, these women, the point of the spear of modern feminism, were the Loudest. They changed the world, fought for their freedom, then found it wasn't free. Tumultuous times made these ordinary lives extraordinary. With undimmed verve, they share a new challenge: old age.

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Work Sucks! (, 3 minutes)

Directed by: Kevin Fintland

Written by: Kevin Fintland

Cast: Brock Powell, Justin Cowden, Wesley Marshall

A disgruntled employee, an ass chewing and a magic 8 ball.

What could go wrong?

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Wren: Soldiers (Australia , 5minute)

Directed by: Clare Conway

The lyrics are reflective, the tone haunting, and when combined with strong instrumentals Wren's song "Soldiers" is empowering. Accordingly, my vision was to capture the raw emotion of the storyteller's willingness to accept whatever is to come next, no matter the cost. This required an epic setting - expansive fields, a charging warhorse, and a lake as deep and unsettled as the emotions of the storyteller. I aimed to reveal the delicateness of courage through intimate close-ups and contrast it with recognisable, cinematic bravery in order to evoke a sense of measured power - leadership - because behind that soldiers will follow.

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Directed by: Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau

Written by: Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau

Cast: Bryan Morneau, Francesca Bárcenas, Monia Chokri, Mickaël Gouin

Shot over 3 years, with a small crew of 5 people, “Hier, Aujourd’hui, Hier” (“Yesterday, Today, Yesterday”) is the first feature film from Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau and is a completely independent effort that explores, with sincerity, the ups and downs of love stories.

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You Better Take Cover (Australia, 0:29)

Directed by: Harry Hayes

Down Under by Men At Work is suddenly brought under scrutiny of plaigerism, after a music quiz show reveals some similarity to an iconic Australian nursery rhyme.

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Your Direction (U S , 5minute)

Directed by: Lauren Brady

2015 Winners

The ShortsHD Award for Best Short Documentary

"Women of 69: Unboxed", by Peter Barton
Won a Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

Women of '69, Unboxed (USA, 59 minutes)

Directed by: Peter Barton

If their parents were the Greatest Generation, these women, the point of the spear of modern feminism, were the Loudest. They changed the world, fought for their freedom, then found it wasn't free. Tumultuous times made these ordinary lives extraordinary. With undimmed verve, they share a new challenge: old age.

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Best Super Short Film

“1500 Words”, by Andrew Chaplin
Won a Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

1500 Words (United Kingdom , 9 minutes)

Directed by: Andrew Chaplin

Written by: James Menzies

Cast: Marcus Garvey, Eri Jackson, Mike Wozniak, Michael Smiley

What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? Are some words more important than others?

“1500 Words” is the dark and comedic tale of one man's struggle to keep his relationship, and himself alive whilst using his final one thousand five hundred words.

When everyman Stanley Franks goes to his doctor to receive his test results, he's told the brutal and surprising news of how long he has left to live. Shell-shocked and overwhelmed Stanley has to work out pretty quickly how to adapt to life with his new restrictive affliction. Life will never be the same again... or will it? How will he cope? How will he break the big news to his long term girlfriend?

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Best Animation

“My Kingdom”, by Debra Solomon
Won a Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

My Kingdom (United States, 4 minutes)

Directed by: Debra Solomon

Written by: Debra Solomon

Cast: Jane Curtin

A not so meditative meditation on the nature of personal space.

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Best Music Video


“Intergalactic Zombie Hunter”, by Jeremiah Kaufman
Won a Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

Intergalactic Zombie Hunter (U S , 5minute)

Directed by: Jeremiah Kaufman

Best Documentary

“Dream On”, by Roger Weisberg
Won a Sony Vegas Pro 13 Suite (799.95 USD value)

DREAM ON (USA, 1 hr 39 min)

Directed by: Roger Weisberg

DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility. In an epic road trip political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the nearly two hundred-year old journey of Alexis de Tocqueville.

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Best Narrative Feature

by Sam Kretchmar

Keep In Touch (United States, 1 hour 45 minutes)

Directed by: Sam Kretchmar

Written by: Sam Kretchmar, Michael Covino

Cast: Ryan Patrick Bachand, Gabbi McPhee, Michael Covino, Reggie Watts, Jill Eikenberry, Peter Friedman, Sarah Nealis, Adam David Thompson, James Colby and Frank Harts.

After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his “first love,” only to discover she was killed many years ago in a car accident. Stumbling upon her younger sister online, a musician who bares a striking resemblance, he obsesses and begins a relationship without disclosing his true identity.

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The Tell Foundation Award for Best Debut Performance

Gaëlle Gillis, from “46, XX”

46, XX (Belgium , 2 hours 1 minute)

Directed by: Guido de Craene

Written by: Guido de Craene

Cast: Gaelle Gillis, Chloé Struvay, Olivier Bonjour, Julien De Broeyer, Geoffrey Boissy, Adrien Letartre, François Sikivie, Nkusi Nancy.

As a result of being raped, a young nurse flips out when she discovers that her boyfriend has cheated on her. After losing her relationship, home, and job, the woman uses her body to take revenge on men, but there is only one way her nightmare will end.

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The iActing Award for Best Actor

Borja Espinosa

The Long Way Home (El camí més llarg per tornar a casa) (Spain, 1 hour 25 minutes)

Directed by: Sergi Pérez

Written by: Sergi Pérez, Eric Navarro and Roger Padilla

Cast: Borja Espinosa, Miki Esparbe, Maria Ribera, Pol Lopez, Sara Espigul, Silvia Esquivel

One morning Joel finds his wife’s dog Elvis half dead. This forces him out of home, something he has avoided for a long time. After forgetting his keys inside, he’ll spend the day desperately trying to get back into his flat, his shelter.

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The iActing Award for Best Actress

Camille Keenan

Sunday (Australia, 1:11:00)

Directed by: Michelle Joy Lloyd

Written by: Michelle Joy Lloyd, Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare

Cast: Camille Keenan, Dustin Clare.

Eve and Charlie are about to have a baby but they are no longer together. After years of history and months of separation they have 24 hours to find their way forward. Set in Christchurch, New Zealand one year after the earthquakes that devastated the city. 'Sunday' is a story like the city, one of past devastation and a chance at rebuilding.

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The Panavision Award for Best Short Screenplay

by Phil Yuhas

True Blue (USA, )

Written by: Phil Yuhas

The virtue of loyalty is explored through the eyes of an aging shelter dog as he recalls the most significant days of his remarkable life.

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The Panavision Award for Best Cinematography

by Frank Hall Green

Wildlike (USA, 1:44:10)

Directed by: Frank Hall Green

Written by: Frank Hall Green

Cast: Starring Bruce Greenwood, Ann Dowd, Brian Geraghty, Nolan Funk, Diane Farr and Ella Purnell.

Showcased at over 100 film festivals and winner of over two dozen. Wildlike is set in the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska, and tells the story or a 14-year-old girl, Mackenzie (Ella Purnell), who holds the deep torments of sexual assault after she is left under the care of her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Juneau.

Mackenzie decides to run away and return to Seattle in search of her mother, but instead she finds Bart (Bruce Greenwood), a widowed backpacker preparing to hike across Denali. While Bart does not invite Mackenzie to tag along at first, her desperate persistence blooms into an unexpected, nurturing relationship of emotional recovery and trust as he is forced to grapple with her flight from her uncle, the threat of the law and her return to Seattle.

This first feature written and directed by Frank Hall Green is a taut, restrained emotional journey in an astounding location.

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The Panavision Award for Best Director

Marc Fouchard

The Way of the Tea (Les Frémissements Du Thé ) (France, 21 min)

Directed by: Marc Fouchard

Written by: Marc Fouchard

Cast: Coban Beutelstetter Editing Benoist BUTTIN Decors Thomas Collard Cinematographer Matthieu Devillers Producer Marc Fouchard Screenplay Vincent Girault Music Claire Paillot Sound designer

A small town in Northern France, Alex, a young skinhead, enters Malik’s grocery store.

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The ShortsHD Award for Best Short Film

by Gérard Pautonnier

L'étourdissement (Stunned) (France, 23 minutes)

Directed by: Gérard Pautonnier

Written by: Gérard Pautonnier, Joël Egloff

Cast: Arthur Dupont, Philippe Duquesne, Pascale Arbillot

Following the accidental death of a colleague, Eddy is named despite himself, to go announce the terrible news to the wife of the deceased.

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2015 Interviews

6 Minutes 'Til Midnight by Austin Leston

Written by: Austin Letson

Ante Mortem by Marco Shalma

Directed by: Marco Shalma

Written by: Marco Shalma

Cast: Hannah Cheek, Rob Robinson

Barrio Boy by Dennis Shinners

Directed by: Dennis Shinners

Written by: Dennis Shinners

Cast: Andrew Flores, Dennis Garcia, Dan Leonard, Peter Olivera.

Chasing Bonnie & Clyde by Oliver Lambert & Thomas Salva

Directed by: Olivier Lambert & Thomas Salva

Cold Season by Carly Smale

Directed by: Carley Smale

Written by: Carley Smale

Cast: Jill Harris, Jon Cullen.

Come Away With Me by Ellen Gerstein

Directed by: Ellen Gerstein

Written by: Dave Field

Cast: Ellen Gerstein, Charlie Robinson

Dark by Nick Basile

Directed by: Nick Basile

Written by: Elias

Cast: Whitney Able, Alexandra Breckenridge, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Eklund

FLIM: The Movie by Raffaello Degruffola

Directed by: Raffaello Degruttola

Written by: Raffaello Degruttola

Cast: Raffaello Degruttola, Sadie Frost, Christopher Fulford, Steven Waddington, Skye Lucia Degruttola.

German Shepherd by Nils Bergandal

Directed by: Nils Bergendal

Written by: Nils Bergendal

Cast: David Paul

German Shepherd by Nils Bergandal

Directed by: Nils Bergendal

Written by: Nils Bergendal

Cast: David Paul

In the Blind by Davis Hall

Directed by: Davis Hall

In the Blind by Davis Hall

Directed by: Davis Hall

Intergalactic Zombie Hunter by Jeremiah Kaufman

Directed by: Jeremiah Kaufman

Interview with Spencer Foley and Lukas Huffman of When The Ocean Met The Sky

Directed by: Lukas Huffman

Written by: Spencer Foley, Lukas Huffman, Phillip Thomas.

Cast: Aren Buchholz, Spencer Foley, Phillip Thomas.

Jesus of Downtown by Shoji Kurokawa

Directed by: Shoji Kurokawa

Karaoke King by Lukatz Pruchnik & Marco Shalma

Directed by: Lukatz Pruchnik, Marco Shalma

Written by: Marco Shalma, Eric Sanders

Cast: Jared Van, Scoop Slone

Little Black Fishes by Azra Deniz Okyay

Subtitles: English

Directed by: Azra Deniz Okyay

Written by: Azra Deniz Okyay

Cast: Camille de Sablet, Metaxia, Azra Deniz Okyay, Ruchan Caliskur, Makita Samba, Assane Timbo, Patrick Chauvel, Cinematophers: Andac Sahan & Benjamin Rufi, Editing : Camille Mouton, Producer : Rebecca Mourot-Levy & Azra Deniz Okyay, Sound : Ulas Agce, Sound Designer: Saruhan Batur, Decor: Audrey Malecot

Mine by Michael P. Vidler

Directed by: Michael P Vidler

Pepper by Patrick Aubert

Subtitles: English

Directed by: Patrick Aubert

Cast: Chantal Bellavance, Éloïse Tanguay-Simard and Frédérique Proulx.

Pepper by Patrick Aubert

Subtitles: English

Directed by: Patrick Aubert

Cast: Chantal Bellavance, Éloïse Tanguay-Simard and Frédérique Proulx.

Rats on Cocaine in Time by Dean Pakis

Directed by: Dean Pakis

Written by: Dean Pakis

Shadowboxing by Joshua Durham

Directed by: Joshua Durham

Written by: Joshua Durham and John Patrick Hayden

Cast: JOHN PATRICK HAYDEN, MISSY WAALANDS, ROB MORGAN, MICHELE RAFIC, SUTTON CRAWFORD, ELIJAH BLACK, ROGER CASEY

Testimony by Kamila Dydyna

Directed by: Kamila Dydyna

Written by: Kamila Dydyna

Cast: Olivia Daly, Neill Fleming, Clodagh Downing, Hilary Cotter

The Last Executioner by Tom Waller

Directed by: Tom Waller

Written by: Don Linder

Cast: Vithaya Pansringarm, David Asavanond, Penpak Sirikul, Nirut Sirichanya, Thira Chutikul, Suchada Rojmanothum,

The Last Wednesday by Patricio Carrera

Subtitles: English

Directed by: Patricio Carrera

The Palace That I Live In by Aimée-Lee X. Curran

Directed by: Aimée-Lee X. Curran

Written by: Lâle Teoman

Cast: Hunter Page-Lochard, Lâle Teoman, Diana Jeffrey

The Undertaker by Andrea Capranico

Subtitles: English

Directed by: Andrea Capranico

Cast: Produced by: Bianca Balbuena

Unsung Ingenues by Julia Collier

Directed by: Julia Collier

Written by: Julia Collier

When the Gun Goes Down by Ali Eldin

Directed by: Ali Eldin

Written by: Ali Eldin, Mike Allen

When the Ocean Met the Sky by Lukas Huffman

Directed by: Lukas Huffman

Written by: Spencer Foley, Lukas Huffman, Phillip Thomas.

Cast: Aren Buchholz, Spencer Foley, Phillip Thomas.

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