Selected films for FFA 2016

Selected films for FFA 2016

Split between the 6 categories up for awards, we inform that 171 films have been selected for the 3rd edition of Figueira Film Art, 2016, from 42 different countries, in a total of 62 hours of screenings.

Fiction Feature Films – 17
Documentary Feature Films – 8
Fiction Short Films – 31
Documentary Short Films – 24
Videoclips – 60
Schools – 31

These films will be screened in the rooms of the CAE, Casino Figueira, Casa Havanesa and Gliding Barnacles Gentlemen’s Club.

Title Director Category Duration Synopsis Country of origin
Going to Heaven Saeed Salmeen Feature Films- Fiction 01:30:00 The film revolves around the events of Sultan (11 years), Sultan seeking the warmth of his grandmother’s lap, he starts a crazy journey, accompanied by his friend from Abu Dhabi city to Fujairah city via Dubai city. Searching for tenderness missed, and the hope of anticipating his return to the arms of his long lost grandmother. United Arab Emirates
Through the mist Maksim Schastnev Feature Films- Fiction 02:10:28 World War II, 1943. A group of German soldiers returning after an unsuccessful intelligence service, but not reaching its position, gets under heavy artillery fire. One of the soldiers, Friedrich, manages to escape by diving into a deep crater in the middle of the battlefield. The soldier expects to return to his group once the fire dies down. But then the unexpected happens: a Soviet soldier slides down the crater. Friedrich, unable to come to his senses, commits a mortal hit with his bayonet. The situation in many ways familiar to the majority of the soldiers, would have remained a simple soldier’s death in the midst of the chaos of the war, but one circumstance changes everything: Friedrich can not get out of the bottomless pit in a daylight until it gets dark. The German soldier has no other option, but to spend the whole light day together with the dying man. Russian Federation
Pedestrians Juan Antonio Anguita Feature Films- Fiction 01:30:00 Miguel wants to be a writer but he is writing and submit videos on the internet for a driving school. Miguel wants to have sex with his girlfriend , but she’s too busy to give that pleasure. Miguel need a gift for the upcoming birthday of his partner , but all he finds is Ana, the unpredictable clerk at a pet store , which will first attempt to foist a ferret and then get into some problems. In the hours spent together , finding the gift becomes the excuse to tackle the real problem of Miguel … Spain
By hours Eva María Fernández Feature Films- Fiction 01:30:09 Two friends sharing a flat decide to rent their sofa by hours in order to get some extra money. The new visitors will break their balance and change their lifes. Spain
DAY SIX Juan Pablo Arroyo Abraham Feature Films- Fiction 01:42:00 Carmen, a young actress, is trapped between the love she feels for Pablo and her marriage with Joaquín, Pablo’s best friend. When she learns she’s fallen ill, she embarks on a trip with one of them, which will change all of their lives forever. Mexico
Utopia, An Adult’s FairyTale Nikos Kourou Feature Films- Fiction 01:18:00 Once upon a time, Achilles, an average, hard-working man, loses his job and is forced to face the reality of the world in which he lives. He sees the corruption that has overtaken his city, the greed of those who run it, and the pain and poverty that has fallen upon the innocent … until one day he meets a strange little man who offers to show him a way to change his world. In desperation, Achilles accepts the little stranger’s invitation, and begins an odd journey, with the help of a few friends, to send a message to The Boss that they have had … enough! Greece
4th Floor of Singapore Jim Peakman, Michael Smith Feature Films- Fiction 01:15:00 Set in the late 1930’s, a Hollywood agent is murdered on the 4th floor of the hotel Singapore. Detective Clive Driver of homicide is assigned to the case, but not all is what it seems. United Kingdom
“BHALE CHAI BOY” is my best friend HEMANTHA KUMAR Feature Films- Fiction 01:11:43 SYNOPSIS “BHALE CHAI BOY” is my best friend is a story of an ordinary street side Tea seller boy who becomes a role model to the children. It is also a story based on the game of Chess, the boy who named MANU is best friend of MUNNA, and he starts telling his best friend’s willful story thru his cartoon sketches. Parents of MUNNA had died in the bus accident while returning from village, as there were none to take care of him, MUNNA was working in Basheer Brother’s Tea stall and he sells Tea on the road side, Building construction area’s and wherever people are available in the street. Basheer is a cunning person, and wants his Tea to sell fully, if not he use to scold and pay him less money. Afraid of this, MUNNA works hard and sell Tea completely and then returns to stall every day. MUNNA had a dream to go to school by wearing school uniform and wants to play like other children, but it remained as unrealized dream for him. He watches a school boy every day who returns from school, his name is MANU (He is the story teller in the film) and they becomes friends. One day he went to supply Tea to a chess training school, there he met chess coacher. Later he well trained by this coach, he worked hard, struggled a lot to keep his words. Finally, he defeated the Russian Chess Champion, crossed 2500 Ratings, and got elected for Grand Master in his youngest age. This film “BHALE CHAI BOY” is my best friend is an attempt to capture a great journey of a boy who takes many challenges in his life to prove his ability and to fulfill his dream. India
Invisible Dimitri Athanitis Feature Films- Fiction 01:24:00 When Aris, a 35 year-old worker in a factory gets fired without any warning, he becomes obsessed with the idea to take justice in his own hands. He is ready to proceed with his goal when his ex-wife dumps their 6 year-old son on him. Greece
A Parede Carlos Costa Feature Films- Fiction 01:30:00 In a society where the weak are oppressed, Sofia and Michael share their life stories through a wall. Portugal
Dark Glasses Jessica Rodríguez Feature Films- Fiction 01:30:00 The life of Esperanza, a solitary blind woman is altered when a fugitive breaks into her house and tries to assault her. Upon adversity she chooses to entertain her unexpected guest telling him some of the stories she has collected throughout the years. Tales of women that like her hide dark secrets. Cuba
“GODS” Gustavo Coletti Feature Films- Fiction 01:36:48 God is waiting in a brothel from heaven, that the cabal of the gods judge his work. Is accompanying by a god friend, Venus and an angel. Mexico
Blacklily Mahesh P. More Feature Films- Fiction 01:28:00 “Blacklily’ is a silent film which speaks about the freedom of expression of a women in modern and rural society,Her social and family life,culture and values. India
Five nights of Waking Dreams david cartwright Feature Films- Fiction 01:34:27 Genre: Semi Auto biographical Directed By: David B. Cartwright Cast in order of appearance: David B. Cartwright , Jazzmyn Hinz , Adrienne Cartwright , Mikayla Cartwright , Cassie Robinson With Appearances By: Sitha , Dr Valentine Ojo , Jorn K. Bramann Produced By: KraZy KiDD TeLepRDucTionS Created from an original concept by: David B. Cartwright and Steve Kusaba Soundtrack Composed By: Steve Kusaba Featuring : Featuring the Poetry of: Alex Ferris and Anarchestra Daniel Moore Synopsis: A pseudo psychedelic tight rope walk over fire. Teetering between the thin parameters between reality and illusion bringing viewers to the intersecting spaces where the parameters that define our perception of both continuous states of our minds existence blurring the lines between dream and reality, heaven and hell, pain and pleasure, through a period of Five Nights of Waking Dreams. The film invites you to experience the world through the mental perspective of a neurological condition that effects the circadian rhythm and causes the most severe pain known to modern medicine. A prolonged cycle of sleep deprivation and pain trapped in a rotation between heaven and hell, dead clarity and hallucination. The accompanying, mesmerizing, baroque rock sounds of the prolific composer of “Centrifugal Satz Clock” (the worlds largest musical collection ever) Steve Kusaba adds layers and dimensions to this visceral, prolific, experience. United States
The Wandering Liza Bolton Feature Films- Fiction 01:20:00 Bound by familial duty, Cathal and his brothers Cet and Cormac, accompany their exiled father Fergus, into the mysterious and bleak wilderness in search of redemption and a new beginning in a world where all hope is lost and nihil fit ex nihilo – nothing comes from nothing. Ireland
Gelo Luís & Gonçalo Galvão Teles Feature Films- Fiction 1:35:00 Born from the DNA of an Ice Age corpse, Catarina grew isolated from the world, in a palace, subjected to experiments on human immortality, conducted by Samuel, a FUTURE LIFE investigator. A film student called Joana, just Joana, falls in love with Miguel, a classmate obsessed with ice. In a tragic trip to the top of an icy mountain, the young woman sees her beloved escape suddenly from her arms. What could unite Joana and Catarina? How many lives are there in one life? Is the end just the beginning of something else? Portugal
Kabadio – Time goes by slowly, barefoot Daniel Leite Feature Films – Documentary 1:35:00 KABADIO. A deep dive into a new world, full of rites, music, magic, secrets, fascinating images and
statements by real characters who try to survive and keep their traditions, in the middle of a civil war and the reality of smuggling. In the heart of Casamança (region in the south of Senegal), a small muslim village, a kind of mystical island protected by religious guides called Marabus, and by the sound of drums, that light the fire and decide the fate of an uncertain future, where mysticism is the only protective shield. We are in front of a big mirror. The mirror of the soul. Where winds that you can touch are blowing; where you can feel the stepping on dry earth a few miles away from the sea. Where you can hear the laughter of enlightened children, who pass on hope to the ones who can come close. Where time is in no rush, and walks barefoot.
Brasil
TREES Anatoly Malukhin Feature Films – Documentary 00:52:25 Russian Federation
spilling salt Natalia Armienta Oikawa Feature Films – Documentary 01:04:00 Bolivia holds a sea of salt, the heart of the spirit of the earth “pachamama” called Salar de Uyuni, the world larges reserve of lithium, at the time that protects us from UV rays. On the eve of a change of energy the entire planet, will share their future and destiny again Mexico
The Way of the Brave Henrik Larsson Feature Films – Documentary 01:10:03 The prophecies surrounding the rise of the near-mythical Rainbow warriors are several in American Indian lore. Paralleled with a traditional Native American pow wow, the film offers a rare glimpse into the magical world of the Rainbow people, during their annual gathering. The story centers around the issues which are not only of concern to them, but greatly affects all of humanity. The result is a powerful statement that defines the true meaning of freedom, as much as it defies the values of present-day consumption culture; Babylon. The Way of the Brave is a gritty documentary, and was shot on a smartphone. United States
2 Dialects 1 Harmony Najiba Abbasova Feature Films – Documentary 01:16:54 A traveler who is candidate player and who pursues his guide master to reach “Creative Mood” of Stanislavski in seeking the way of producing which is the mother lode of the art for this cause; a master who may lead him the way with his art and experiences, Cahangir Novruzov. As we watch the adventure of the traveler’s search, we bear witness to contributions of Cahangir Novruzov and his parents to the art of theatre of Azerbaijan and Turkey and a period of theatre history. Turkey
City of Terror Tamás Babos Feature Films – Documentary 01:24:00 City of Terror is the story of one of the longest sieges of World War Two. In Budapest, Hungary 100 thousand German and Hungarian troops held up a force twice as strong comprising two Soviet Fronts, for 108 days between October 1944 and February 1945. Half of this time the defenders fought completely encircled by the mighty Red Army. Budapest was so important politically and strategically for Adolf Hitler that he sent the last reserves of his elite SS panzer divisions to relieve Budapest when the Soviet tanks were just 60 kilometers from the capital of the Third Reich. The battle for Vienna took 6 days. Berlin fell in 14 days. In Stalingrad larger forces clashed but the civilians had been evacuated before the battle. In Budapest 1 million civilians did not have a chance to escape the war. And while the siege was raging, the Hungarian fascists were murdering the city’s Jews. Our film tells the personal stories of two Hungarian soldiers and a Jewish boy. Other witnesses, soldiers and civilians add their own accounts to their stories while experts put these testimonies into context. Hungary
A Sovereign Dream Gonçalo Guerra Feature Films – Documentary 01:16:08 In August 1903, the King of Portugal, D.Carlos I, proceeds to, by Royal Charter, the auction sale of the Fort St. Joseph – located in a small islet near the city of Funchal. In October 2000, the old fort is acquired by professor Renato Barros, without him even knowing that the Royal Charter documented not only the sale of the property but also the domain over the islet. Overnight, the professor becomes the Prince. Portugal
In the Moment Luis Fernandes Feature Films – Documentary 01:08:00 A Documentary that reflects about the roots of the free music improvisation thought the particular and singular point of view of some Influential improvisers in the international music sphere. An open, free and revealing dialog of the subtleties of the act of improvising in music and in life. Portugal
Sea of Sines Diogo Vilhena Feature Films – Documentary 01:11:04 In result of more than 100 interviews and 250 hours of filming, the Documentary “Mar de Sines” is a film project centered in the perpetual connection of the local community of Sines with the sea. It assembles the testimonies of three generations of fishermen exposed to the rough temper of the of Portuguese southwest sea. Their knowledge of what the sea offers and claims in return. The Sines community is a melting pot of cultures, nationalities and generations and the perfect set to find the protagonists of a traditional kind of fishing that still respects the natural resources as part of an ancestral legacy. The film portraits the fishing harbor of Sines and its people and travels along to meet the territory of the last fishermen using the raft of “São Torpes”, the landscape of the shellfish gatherers that inhabit the rocky cliffs, and reality of the deep-sea fishermen. Directed by Diogo Vilhena, produced and assisted by António Campos, “Mar de Sines” strives to combine an historical and ethnographical perspective with an aesthetical approach. The original soundtrack was composed by Charlie Mancini and had the collaboration of several local musicians. The script’s structure was based on the work of Francisco Luís Lopes, “Breve Notícia de Sines” and depicts a resilient community that continues to live from the sea activity. The creative process of this film had the support of 27 local and national entities, which allowed the use of documents and photos from their archives, made available the knowledge of scientific consultants which contributed with interviews, and authorized the recording of 60 hours of filming on board of the local fishing boats. More than 2000 persons were involved in the filming and post production of this documentary. Portugal
Bubbles Don’t Lie Stepan Etrych Fiction Shorts 00:04:58 That day started usually. Engineer Cmiral woke up, washed his face and teeth in the bathroom – and suddenly, a strange thing happened. A bubble like from a comic book appeared above his head. Number 6 was inside the bubble. Very soon shown up the everybody in the world had a bubble, but no one knew the meaning of those different numbers. Czech Republic
Three Words Stepan Etrych Fiction Shorts 00:24:36 A story of an old man, Jake, remembering his love from old times when he was a student. He met Agnes when studying at the university, at the end of 60s. Jake felt in love with her immediately, but he was not able to find a way to tell her about his feelings. Czech Republic
Oblique Jaylou G. Dari Fiction Shorts 00:15:00 When Jaylou, a mechanic, discovers the code of conventional courtship, he decides to use that discovery to carve his name in history. What could possibly go wrong? Philippines
RIVALS Alexander Lony Fiction Shorts 00:03:45 Madame and Monsieur are back. “The Scent of Gentlemen” was easy and charming playing with the prejudices of the first encounter. The RIVALS are courting and quarreling. There is also a “Happy End” … somehow .. Germany
ABHISARIKA Yogesh Sharma Fiction Shorts 00:23:40 Atharva a documentary film maker invites a Call Girl Abhisarika at his residence for an interview he needs for his film. And this meeting is more then just an interview for Atharva, who experiences the other aspect of life. India
Saudade Sebastián Uría Fiction Shorts 00:17:08 The sudden departure of Emmanuel leaves Adama a feeling of emptiness that neither her husband nor her friends can fill. Time passes by as Adama hopes for her son to come back soon. France
Canned Ivan Joy, Tanya Zaman, Nathaniel Hatton Fiction Shorts 00:03:03 A street artist paints a beautiful mural of a woman on the wall, and is suddenly chased by police for having vandalized. The beautiful creation comes to life to save her creator in a chase scene through the favela’s of Rio de Janeiro. United States
The Eve of Saint Anthony João Gomes Fiction Shorts 00:43:52 Ana tries to cut through the uproar of the popular party of the Eve of St. Anthony. She aims to reach the top of the Alfama quarter hill to meet the “perfect fit” – the man of her dreams that guides her way via cell phone. Her course is interrupted from the busy phone connection. Confused, and trying to distance herself from the popular and musical euphoria that surrounds her, she listens to her own clarinet rehearsal where her tutor (mis)guides her between instinct and reason. Portugal
UNFORGETTABLE Jay Rao Fiction Shorts 00:22:00 A man who’s lost his memory wanders the streets of Saigon until he is drawn to a mysterious woman. Viet Nam
Under The Full Moon Orlando Mabasso Jr. Fiction Shorts 00:12:45 A man finds himself at an all time low with his new partner, still struggling to cope with the loss of his missing daughter, moments after losing his wife to an epileptic seizure. Now, she comes back home with one request. Mozambique
Zoetrope Tiago Rosa-Rosso Fiction Shorts 00:13:57 The world is blue as an orange No error the words do not lie They no longer allow you to sing In the tower of kisses agreement The madness the love She her mouth of alliance All the secrets all the smiles Or what dress of indulgence To believe in quite naked. The wasps flourish greenly Dawn goes by round her neck A necklace of windows You are all the solar joys All the sun of this earth On the roads of your beauty. Paul Eluard Portugal
Forget Me Not Andreas Avgousti Fiction Shorts 00:08:40 Forget Me Not revolves around recently widowed Eliza (Sophie Brooke) and her personal journey to self destruction. Buried in guilt, she must fight her own demons while being haunted by a ghost of her past. United Kingdom
Unfinished Tales : Fool’s Paradise hussam ismail Fiction Shorts 00:06:00 Four soldiers in a hospital room destroyed mentally and physically trying to find hope to survive or at least one of them have hope Not Specified
Way Back Home Cheng Tang-Jung Fiction Shorts 00:20:17 The brother and sister lived far from the school. Their mother picks them up every day, so they never went back home by themselves before. One afternoon, they waited for their mother as usual. After a long waiting, their mother still didn’t appear, and her phone was not answered. The brother decided to go back home with his younger sister. Taiwan
Kuru Francisco Antunez Fiction Shorts 00:23:41 The last night of three girlfriends in the city of Lisbon. Maria and Sofia want to do the perfect farewell night out. Joana is leaving and who knows when the three friends will get together again. The night is theirs. But what was supposed to be a night for future memory, transformed itself in to a present nightmare. After all, urban myths do exist. Portugal
Another Kidnapping Movie [Outro Filme de Rapto] – [with English Subtitles] André Viuvens Fiction Shorts 00:10:03 Another movie with shootouts/death/sex/orgasms/lies/betrayals with intermissions and alternate endings? Yes, but this is another kidnapping movie. Written & directed by: André Viuvens Cast: Evandro Lavareda André Viuvens Sofia Sousa Leny Dias José Simão Music by: André Viuvens Portugal
Ghetto Situations Tebogo Chologi Fiction Shorts 00:35:26 Ghetto Situations is a crime drama based in the slums of a small town in North West Province in South Africa called Mahikeng about the life and love life of a drug lord called “Cairo”. He ends up giving his friend drugs thinking that he is freeing himself from the life of a drug lord, just to stir more trouble. South Africa
Silence In Heaven Dima Kaigorodov Fiction Shorts 00:20:42 “In the Middle Ages people lived in terror of the plague. Today (1957), they live in fear of the atomic bomb.”- Ingmar Bergman In 2016 college kids live in fear of sexual assault. United States
Holy Offering Gia Diasamidze Fiction Shorts 00:25:00 Mentally disabled girl who gets pregnant after a sexual assault is becoming a victim of a domestic abuse. The movies is based on a true story. Georgia
The wall Stela Pelin Fiction Shorts 00:22:30 In a world similar to ours, where the population is suppressed by their leaders, a group of young people are being imprisoned for having the courage to start a revolution against the system. Romania
Délivrez-Nous David Pais Fiction Shorts 00:23:55 An apartment in Paris. A group of friends trying to spice up their evening call a dealer to buy some cocaine. Things get awkward when they realize the dealer has no intention to leave. It’s going to be a long night. France
tear Fabio Borquez Fiction Shorts 00:30:00 A family drama set in the year 1989. Sophie Kohlmann discovers a hidden secret and realises that reality often is not how it seems to be. Everyone is hiding a dark side – her father Wolfgang as well. Germany
Love & Zombies Alexander Manilov Fiction Shorts 00:08:00 A screenwriter with a writing block is working on an idea for a romantic story while his girlfriend is trying to attract his attention. Russian Federation
Flutulus Igor Sadovski Fiction Shorts 00:30:00 A couple of family retires in a house in the woods for few days in the way to decide on the birth of their child. The husband wants a career, his wife wishes to preserve the life growing in her. “To be or not to be?” “Everything is in your hands” is the answer to the question. The story is seen through the eyes of the child, now already an old woman. Moldova, Republic of
Obssessed Bruno Sanábio Fiction Shorts 00:20:03 The film goes through the day that two cousins meet each other; A movie about adolescence, rebellion and the collector fetishism. Brazil
#HELP Peter Engelmann Fiction Shorts 00:20:59 Virág, a young student has lots of friends and suitors on the internet, but one night she gets into trouble and needs help, in real life. But the most important question is: Have you recorded it? Hungary
IN THE CORNER Maciej Bartosz Kruk Fiction Shorts 00:20:45 Twenty-year-old Iza has been preparing for an important boxing fight under the watchful eye of her father. Short before the fight the father makes a proposal to her to fix the fight. Iza has to choose between fulfilling her dreams and defending the values she has always believed in. Poland
Abril Rodrigo Canet Fiction Shorts 0:04:00 Julia is watching a shell when a telephone rings far away . It´s the April´s call. The call of the last Sunday of the month , as always, at the usual time. Portugal
Hace falta una Flor Tonatiuh Ramírez Rocha Fiction Shorts 0:20:00 Inspired by true events, this is the story of a creative Cuban girl, who will help her little sick friend feel better when he is about to run out of medication due to the economic blockade imposed on his country. Metaphorically and in the middle of a musical atmosphere, Ismari will give away flowers through various actions; in order to help her friend and in an effort to solve the injustice suffered by children in Cuba. Mexico
[Des]ligado Diogo Simão Fiction Shorts 0:07:00 A prisoner is jailed in solitary for longer than he can remember. The only thing that keeps him sane is his imagination: so he sinks into it. This etheral state leads him to live different lives, consider different possibilities that the society “of his mind” imposes on him. At first a dealer, he walks his route, selling drugs and enjoying complete control over his actions. When he finds himself being the witness of an act of bullying against an overweight kid he just smiles. But an unexpected saving by an individual with superpowers makes him rethink his life and become a superhero. Portugal
Um + Um = 0 Nuno Barreto Fiction Shorts 0:19:00 In a society emerging from the recovery of ethics erased by history, the escape from fatherhood and the deresponsibilization of some young people reaches dramatic levels through the consequences that come with certain decisions. Um+Um=Zero is a story that can happen in present day Angolan society. It is a drama that serves as a reflection to a sort of existential crisis of values of a youth that by searching for their purpose and their opportunities has doubts in key moments of their lives about what decisions to make in a society that is in constant mutation. Angola
No Tree Will Fall Deltrieux Louise Documentary Shorts 00:24:15 The Cascadia Forest Defenders are environmental activists. Their organization, based in Eugene, Oregon (US), is fighting against the clearcuts that ravage their ancient forests ans their ecosystems. Because they use direct action and civil desobedience, they are sometimes labelled as «ecoterrorists». But who are the real ecoterrorists? Those who defend the land, or those who destroy it? France
Rukan Hossein Jehani Documentary Shorts 00:24:00 With Shengal now in ruins, the Yazidi’s of Shengal have either died during the ISIS conquest, been captured or placed in internal displaced camps, waiting to return home. Within these internal displaced camps each Yazidi has a story without resolution. Stories that speak of death and others that speak of its shadow. Australia
Time’s Destiny Ahmed Said Kadiri Documentary Shorts 00:17:25 Two singers of two different générations talking about freedom. One of them was an activist during the early seventies when he sufferd a lot. He has even been obliged not to sing a song (Time’s Destiny). Andaloussi the old man will give Hamid the Young man the song to sing it. A lot of emotions and special moments while they are drinking a cup of menth tea prepared by Andaloussi Morocco
in the name of the mother, the son and the sacred procession dhiney ramos Documentary Shorts 00:40:27 In 2010 Dhiney Ramos, a documentary maker, left for Brazil to make a documentary named ‘The last day of Mr. Barbosa’. Unexpectedly the docu-maker got some very bad news which forced him to cancel his original plan. When he decides to film a traditional procession he discovers a wealth of unique faith expressions and ancient traditions. But the most important discovery is that his mother’s past, his own past and the procession are firmly linked. Brazil
The Bone Volkan Güney Eker Documentary Shorts 00:05:00 It’s an ordinary day in Turkey… The media outlets, which have direct impact on the society, do many discourses about men and women equality as always; but there are many facts, which were denied by them. Turkey
The Curious Case of Mr. Bhim Thapa Bhakta Chand Documentary Shorts 00:13:17 This documentary centers on a man, myth and his legacy and works both as a biopic and as a timelessly relevant piece of social commentary. Mr. Bhim Thapa has dedicated his life on the idea that people needed to be awaken to bring changes in their lives. He held this idea for a lifetime, painting & inscribing word “khoja” on the pavement, walls, and stones all over Nepal. Now, 96, old and fragile, he is still traveling and writing. It is believed that he has written/inscribed “Khoja” over 8 million times. Nepal
Os Cravos e a Rocha / The Carnations and The Rock Luísa Sequeira Documentary Shorts 00:16:00 During the Carnation Revolution Glauber Rocha was in Portugal and joined a collective film, As Armas e o Povo. Portugal
A Brother’s Love Jarrett Robertson Documentary Shorts 00:14:52 A film about two sets of brothers and their struggle to be successful dancers in the big apple. United States
The Player Daniele Poli Documentary Shorts 00:10:00 The Player’ is the story of a Ternana football player of the 80’s and his sport life started at the San Michele field in Foggia. He trained his entire life to play the most important match of all: the one against himself. Italy
Bahia Delivery Thiago Sobreira Rodrigues Documentary Shorts 00:35:42 Experimental documentary about the roads in Brazil’s rough northeast region and the people living at it’s edges. Brazil
Islands of Time Janine Natalia Feder, Milena Kalte Documentary Shorts 00:23:58 They still exist; those places where time seems to pass differently to the way it pushes the world of today. As do the people inhabiting those places, filling them with life, knowledge and their very own clock-speed that changes within the ebb and flow of times. People may arrive in totally new realities, not only by moving geographically, but also by moving in time. Through the portrait of seven “Ilhas do Tempo” (“Islands of Time”), this short movie wants to raise awareness to places where the accelerated rhythm of life within the city of Lisbon has not set foot yet. Portugal
Now It’s Only Us Rafael Pereira Documentary Shorts 00:23:06 Deep in Portugal’s countryside, we find the region that in 2013 had the most elderly population in Europe. More than a third of the people who live here is over 65 years old, and the young have long left in search of better opportunities in the big cities or abroad. Whole towns and hamlets have been abandoned by their inhabitants and are now left empty in the rural hills of Portugal. Only a stubborn few still remain because it’s the only place they have ever known and it’s where they have chosen to eke out their existence, even if in solitude. One of the only people that occasionally still visits these places is the postman. ‘Now It’s Only Us’ explores a postman’s journey through these hills to find the people who decided to stay. Portugal
Making a Living in the Dry Season Ines Ponte Documentary Shorts 00:34:35 Set in the highlands village of Katuwo, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living in an agro-pastoralist farm in Namibe, Angola. Through my request to my host Madukilaxi to put her skills into the making of a doll, the film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: our shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi’s toddler, follows our twofold labour, and the three of us celebrate our efforts with a feast. Portugal
Never Hold Your Breath Gil Orr Urtreger Documentary Shorts 00:33:13 “Never Hold Your Breath”, is a documentary about environment, community and change on a tiny island in the Western Caribbean. In everyman’s paradise we meet the tension between foreign and local, big cities and small towns. The island is a microcosmos, acting as a magnifying glass through which we see ourselves: how we interact with our surroundings, cultural loss and one another. Norway
Coal India Felix Röben, Ajay Koli Documentary Shorts 00:44:58 COAL INDIA is a cinematic essay on physical labour and its cyclical movements. It portrays people who work under pre-industrial conditions in the coalfields near Dhanbad, India. The film shows heaviest physical labour that is increasingly invisible in our technologized 21st century. Germany
Drama On The Clouds Wang Bingbei Documentary Shorts 00:05:17 The vast land has nurtured Chinese, with their wisdom derived is rural skills be handed down from age to age. The country’s extraordinary father, spent all their savings only for annual drama on the cloud, inheriting the spread for thousands of years, folk art, a year after year staged passion and commitment to life. Generations of rural civilization memory, because of the chastity of Chinese, become fresh and memorable. Chinese people who are nurtured by the vast land creative traditional rural skills with their wisdom. The common old man of this country spent all his savings only for the annually drama on the cloud, who is passing on thousands of years folk art and put on the passion and dedication to life year by year. Because of these simple and unadorned people, the generation after generation of rural civilization memories become fresh and memorable. Not Specified
Handpainting of Hangzhou Jiang Jia Documentary Shorts 00:04:00 This is a story about a father and his daughter hand-paintings Hangzhou. They set up a public Wechat account named ” Hand-painting of Hangzhou”. With Hangzhou Street Lanes, the painting tells a story behind it. The story is not about some celebrities’ biographies, it is about Hangzhou people’s memories. And these paintings are all draw by the father and daughter. China
Life in Film Wang Yaohui Documentary Shorts 00:03:55 He walks to the open ground, turns on the movie projector, and positions a roll of film. The man Wu Zaiyuan, as a film projectionist, has been doing this for three decades. Yet now he has to ask himself a question: what does the future hold? Because social changes have left outdoor cinemas obsolete. China
The Earth Festival Tian Yezhou, Wang Huang Documentary Shorts 00:15:33 In western Hunan, there is a Miao-inhabited area, still retains very primitive festival traditional customs. A traditional Miao wedding, a mysterious wizard, the skilled craftsmen, the deafening drums, everything is getting ready for the New Year. People in the stories, are experiencing their ups and downs in their life. A time to gather, a time to scatter. In the festival of the land, happiness or sorrow, resolution or regrets, it touches everyone’s heart, this is the enchantment. Not Specified
The Nanshan noodles Shen Wang Documentary Shorts 00:04:38 Wenzhou Ruian Nanshan Village has it history of making Nanshan noodle more than 300 years, and they made it become beautiful scenery. Through the record of the craftsman Linfazhu how to handmade the longlife noodle, the short film told us this skill that needs live at the mercy of the weather, and its complicated procedures and the behind story of persistent craftsman. China
The Taste of Memory Guo Tingfu Documentary Shorts 00:04:27 The Taste of Memory tells about a small restaurant that has survived changes in a city for 20 years. The owner of the restaurant always makes fish balls manually, compared to his peers who have taken advantage of machines. Some say that he will not make money because of his outdated thinking. Yet the owner believes that he is an artisan, and aims to make his small restaurant a legacy brand. China
Palheiros da Praia da Tocha Paulo Fajardo, Paulo Delgado Documentary Shorts 0:17:30 The Tocha Beach is located in the middle of a vast dune and its formation was dated back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was the fishing technique known as Arte Xávega that allowed the fishermen to settle by the shore. The boats are subjected th difficult and violent maneuvers, both leaving and arriving. The Palheiros rose gradually, positioning themselves strategically according to the fishing life. Some on the sand, others on more elevated spots, looking into the sea. Quite rudimentary, the first
palheiros fulfilled their purpose during the crops period, from april to october. These traditional buildings are very clearly explanatory of the humanization of the landscape. They are set on stakes so that the sand touched by the winds pass beneath them without burrying them. In the last three decades, the beach has suffered a significant development. In the Summer, the sand transforms into a big stage where fishermen and tourists cohabitate.
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nos mares da memória – estórias de uma faina maior… Rui Alberto Ribeiro Bela Documentary Shorts 0:42:00 nos mares da memória – estórias de uma faina maior.., is a documentary that shows the history of cod fishing done by the portuguese and other nations from the 10th century until present day. Directed in high definition, at about 42min long, and gathering video archives with over thirty years of existence and cinematographical archives with over sixty,this documentary comes about, in this setting, as one of the most honest contributions to the preservation of history and of the memories of that which was considered the biggest fishing enterprise of the portuguese sea, cod fishing. It organizes the written, photographic and cinematographical information and turns the “stories” into an audiovisual timeless documentary. Portugal
Famílias Modernas Carlos Melim Documentary Shorts 0:28:09 The constant socio-economic, cultural and religious changes make families transform over time. Portugal
… let them eat cake! (Letters from Eden – Blind) Alexander Lony Video Clip 00:04:50 Let them eat cake! Music video for the song “Blind” of the Berlin based Rock Band “Letters from Eden” Germany
In dreams Video Clip 00:03:37 short story about fine border between dreams and reality. Poland
By My Side Jose Font Bullrich Video Clip 00:05:00 “By My Side”, the official music video for Summer Fiction’s song, portraits NYC people in different stages of their relationships in a street photography visual style. United States
Tonight Is The Night Javier Chacártegui Video Clip 00:03:43 A 12 year old boy escapes school to unleash his true passion. Spain
U KNOW WHAT I MEAN!! LEO di Lorenzi Video Clip 00:04:00 Italy
Just you ‘n’ me David Echeverría Múñoz , Felipe Garrido Archanco Video Clip 00:04:45 “Just you ‘n’ me”, is the synthesis of an ethereal space occupied by two bodies attracted by a single force. Spain
2 five 1 Gionathan De Stradis (J.A. De Stradis) Video Clip 00:05:20 Italy
Pianos Aleksandr KIRIENKO Video Clip 00:02:10 The animated characters of some Russian famous painters of the 20th century (Malevich, Kandinsky, Larionov, Roerich, Petrov-Vodkin, Mashkov) dance to an absurdist song. Russian Federation
The Heist Selin Video Clip 00:04:00 Slick Steve and the Gangsters are guests in a television program. Their performance starts but Steve, the frontman, looks different. As a matter of fact, the real Steve has been kidnapped and held hostage in a hiding place somewhere in the countryside. Lady, a heroine armed with a baseball bat, bursts into the den of criminals. It’s payback time! Italy
The Rush Sahar Tarzi Video Clip 00:03:37 A little girl is drawing some musicians in a driving car where her parents are arguing. Suddenly she faces with her drawings being animated. She wants to show it to her mother, but mother thinks it’s a trash and through it away… Iran, Islamic Republic of
Pandora Andrea De Taddeo Video Clip 00:04:47 “As fire’s price I’ll give an evil thing, which all shall cherish in their hearts, embracing their own scourge.” (Hesiod, Works and Days). After receiving the gift of all the graces, Pandora is ready to embody in herself all the evils of humanity. A music comes from the underground and marks the steps of a ritual dance that will accompany the woman to the fulfillment of her destiny. This is Pandora. Italy
Scarlet Anemone Andrea De Taddeo Video Clip 00:05:00 Scarlet Anemone is a music video about love and abandonment. Scarlet Anemone is a short movie about the fragility of human relationships, a journey through the unconscious. What do you see in the mirror? Italy
27 Leila Jarman, Mike Leisz Video Clip 00:03:38 Experimental music video for Los Angeles based performance and musical artist MRK. The video is the first of its kind to be entirely processed with an analogue video synthesizer. United States
Tears From Above Sergio Sabino Video Clip 00:04:25 A man who feels lost after his love has been gone… But is she far? Portugal
Dr. Dreadlock, Conga Line – Wake Up Marcin Janiec Video Clip 00:03:01 Poland
Paweł Domagała – Jestem tego wart Filip Syczyński Video Clip 00:03:50 Poland
Stop Me Diego Barraza Video Clip 00:04:09 Confronted with a failed marriage crisis, sometimes the only solution is to follow higher guidance to find your own bliss to shine out your own light. Transformation can only be found through a process of catharsis, the Phoenix will be reborn out of the flames. Not Specified
All I can be Diego Barraza Video Clip 00:03:28 An acoustic. soulful, song that takes us on a journey from self-doubt to self-belief, knowing that we are all more than good enough just as we are…A heartfelt melody with an uplifting message that will resonate with many people. ‘..Time to love all that’s in me, time to love All I Can be…’ United Kingdom
Sandstorm Diego Barraza Video Clip 00:02:51 Official Music video for Sophie Janes track Sandstorm United Kingdom
Pajaros Perdidos Diego Barraza Video Clip 00:04:19 Tango 44 celebrates the explosive dance music of Argentina through tango, popular classics and folksong. Tango is passion, tango is nostalgia, tango is the allure of Buenos Aires; the danger of porteño knife fights, of broken hearts, and the dance that embodies it. More than any other dance style, tango is the soul of Argentina, and more than any other composer, Astor Piazzolla embodies the intensity that is tango. United Kingdom
Born From Pain “Dance With The Devil” Inti Carboni Video Clip 00:03:30 Dance with the devil again and again, looking for answers and misery’s end. While we dance with the devil, choosing the path from which we never come back. A music video for Born From Pain. A descent into darkness and the possibility of redemption. Italy
Young, Rich and Radical – Club Cheval Laura Weaver Video Clip 00:03:07 Music Video for the song “Young, Rich and Radical”, by the french band “Club Cheval”. The video depicts a group of young adults facing the option to try an assortment of different drugs, which are ultimately refused in a sweeping act of discipline. “Y,R & R” features models dumping glasses of wine, blowing drugs away, and even saying “no” to eccentric wardrobe choices. France
Emsidem – Storidem Elias Djemil Video Clip 00:04:02 Shot on VHS tape. The artist travels his city and his memories. Canada
Salutami Damasco Video Clip 00:04:31 Italy
Fallin´ Free Stepan Chomjakow Video Clip 00:05:00 Fallin ‘ Free is a music video of Breysn , a rock – band from Hamburg, Germany Germany
Every songbird says Nacho Rodríguez, Sara López Video Clip 00:03:40 Music video for Sam Beam (Iron and wine) and Jesca Hoop. Two little kids in love go wild in the nature. Spain
Chuck Ford – Rap Renderizzato Fabrizio Oggiano Video Clip 00:04:23 Italy
“Me fui a volver”, by GATO MUÑOZ Raul Teba Video Clip 00:04:03 The new videoclip by Gato Muñoz, singer, composer and actor from Madrid. Spain
Tonight Mark Krol Video Clip 00:05:25 Music video for the song “Tonight” by Inmyhead Russian Federation
El Encanto bajo el mar (Enchantment under the sea) Agustin Rolandelli Video Clip 00:04:13 Music video from argentinean artist Mauro Conforti & La Vida Marciana tribute to Jim Henson and The Muppets show. Argentina
Le port du masque est de rigueur Larissa Corriveau Video Clip 00:04:54 “Le port du masque est de rigueur” is the first release from the forthcoming album of the underground band “Essaie Pas” from Montreal. The videoclip is directed and edited by Larissa Corriveau. Canada
Looking for Superfame Olga Osorio Video Clip 00:03:30 A sequence shot leads us from the posters of the Galician orchestras to the charismatic rock “Bravú” band “Heredeiros da Crus”. Spain
Bigiano – Tonight Fanon Kabwe, Tim Drabandt Video Clip 00:03:35 The concept of the music video entitled “Bigiano – Tonight” is about the artist Bigiano being presented as the king of the underworld – and his dozens of dark followers, who are pilgrimaging to see him. The pyramid or rather triangle, also known as a sign of the Illuminati, is the symbol of the artist’s mysterious kingdom. The artistical approach of this music video comprises a mixture of powerful performance amongst a subtle dark, suspense-packed storyline. South Africa
Loki Rothman – Under the Stars Fanon Kabwe, Tim Drabandt Video Clip 00:04:11 The music video “Under the Stars” tells a story about love and pain, hope and giving up, escape and coming back. Things that are – in a more or less intense way – part of every relationship. South Africa
Cellophane Ruben Soler Ferrer, Santi Agustí “Sapone” Video Clip 00:04:58 One day, in a dance rehearsal, two friends whose friendship goes beyond manifest their relationship through dance. That’s where they find their roles in a relationship that neither is as expected. Spain
Up to the sky Dmitry Moskvitin Video Clip 00:06:21 The story of the collision of good and evil in the ancient world Russian Federation
BEHIND THE CURTAIN-ONION SMILE ANDREIA TABOAS, ANA BELEN DIZ, PAULA HERRERO Video Clip 00:03:52 Behind the Curtain is a metaphor about the physical and emocional confinement of our society. Behind that bars, our inner tríes to free and save us from ourselves. Spain
Defect Damir Prljaca Video Clip 00:07:09 Defect is a song by Electric Grimoire which deals with society mislabeling people with mental difficulties such as depression, anxiety, OCD etc. as crazy and defective when in reality most of these difficulties come from the way our society has constructed itself. Video portrays this narrative through mise-en-scene very similar to Renaissance paintings while indulging in Tumblresque aesthetics. Different mental difficulties and/or psychological stages are presented by various individuals in the video. Croatia
The Ourensana Queen Fran X. Rodríguez Video Clip 00:04:35 ‘La Reina Ourensana’ tells the story of a couple that shared the passion of a night. The romance ended unexpectedly for one, who has misread the ‘ signs ‘ of the other. Spain
Konflikto – Polizia Geni Rico Video Clip 00:03:25 Music video of the song “Polizia”, by the band Konflikto. Spain
“Running Through the City” joe palermo noir Video Clip 00:04:00 “Running Through the City”. Featuring Rocco Caponero and the Woodstock Crew. Directed by Joe Palermo. ”THE WOODSTOCK CREW” IS A BAND OF 4 VOICES *ROCCO CAPONERO* ITALIAN LIVING ABROAD FROM OVER 20 YEAR HAS BEEN PERFORMS EVERYWHERE IN EU,*MARYLEEN* IS FEMALE SOUL VOICE ,*KEIRANS* AND *ROAHAN MURPHY* ARE SCOTISH MUSIC PERFORMERS WORKING IN THE INDIE MUSIC FOR YEARS! DIRECTER BY *JOE PALERMO* IN THE STRIKING NEW SONG & VIDEO “RUNNING THROUGH THE CITY” http://www.tunecore.com/music/joepalermo https://twitter.com/woodstockcrew https://www.facebook.com/pages/JP-woodstock-Crew/159354147434106 United Kingdom
Nicolas Michaux – Croire en ma chance [official video] Marine Dricot, Simon Vanrie Video Clip 00:02:51 Official music video of “Croire en ma chance” of the belgian singer-songwritter-artist: Nicolas Michaux. Present on his first album “A la vie, à la mort” (Tôt au Tard Record label) Belgium
Tomando Coco Cristina Sáez Video Clip 00:03:18 Official music video for Moreno Fontana Mexico
Command_Kroa Isabel Pina Video Clip 00:04:09 Portugal
Mataleòn – “Atari” Giorgia Brandolese Video Clip 00:04:14 “Atari” is the first single of Mataleòn, from the new EP “Perspective of an idea.” The song and the video speak of social networks and the mental prison to which they lead. With a metaphor, the company is seen as a bewitching woman, but lethal, leading the protagonist to a tragic ending. Italy
KINETIC_AIR Luiza Cruz-Flade, Fred Flade, Him & Her Video Clip 00:03:19 The wind – you either love it or hate it. It touches, embraces, heats and even freezes you. It’s just there. Humankind has had a fascination with it forever – its been the subject matter of poems, films and songs. Him & Her created an homage to the wind in this experimental film. Him (Fred Flade) has always loved the wind, whereas Her (Luiza Cruz-Flade) has always hated it. Directors: Him & Her Producer: Luiza Cruz-Flade Music: Fred Flade Colourist: David “Luddy” Ludlam Sound Design: Theo Gibara Edit & Animation: Luiza Cruz-Flade & Fred Flade Production Company: Social-Début social-debut.com United Kingdom
FEMME Beatriz Minguez de Molina Video Clip 00:05:00 We enter the dream of this woman snorkeling, disjointed story, fragment games and memories of daily routines. She weighs 10% of her weight and without strength, smoothly, she slides us into the invisible lines of her sleep. She just plays us take us down to perverse game of death as metaphor of transgression and transformation. A glimpse of an imaginary life that ends when confronting the image of a mirror. Everything is pretence and distraction, like life itself. Spain
Freakshow Thomas DUPHIL Video Clip 00:04:40 France
Icarus Ruela Video Clip 00:03:47 The Icarus myth is about fallen heroes who reached too far… Portugal
Hotta Alexis Tomfaya Video Clip 00:04:09 Spiritual Inspiration “Praising Jah” Ghana
Torture Garden Matthew W. Stallard Video Clip 00:05:25 Torture Garden is an experimental song written by Al Roald Hughes, Directed & Photographed by Second year film student Matthew W. Stallard The video works around ideas of metaphor of multiple selves. In the garden of his mind its the stage that he is suffering in. The song was inspired by mental health issues. United Kingdom
FORMA / SHAPE ISAK FÉRRIZ Video Clip 00:09:59 FORMA / SHAPE is the last album from HYSTERIOFUNK, but it’s not just an album, it’s a Disk-Book, a multidisciplinary work that deserves a Movie. HYSTERIOFUNK it’s a rock-funk-psychedelic and instrumental band, so they are not welcomed in the comercial circuits…until now (Yes, this is a warning) Andorra
Drama On The Clouds Wang Bingbei Video Clip 00:05:17 The vast land has nurtured Chinese, with their wisdom derived is rural skills be handed down from age to age. The country’s extraordinary father, spent all their savings only for annual drama on the cloud, inheriting the spread for thousands of years, folk art, a year after year staged passion and commitment to life. Generations of rural civilization memory, because of the chastity of Chinese, become fresh and memorable. Chinese people who are nurtured by the vast land creative traditional rural skills with their wisdom. The common old man of this country spent all his savings only for the annually drama on the cloud, who is passing on thousands of years folk art and put on the passion and dedication to life year by year. Because of these simple and unadorned people, the generation after generation of rural civilization memories become fresh and memorable. Not Specified
Handpainting of Hangzhou Jiang Jia Video Clip 00:04:00 This is a story about a father and his daughter hand-paintings Hangzhou. They set up a public Wechat account named ” Hand-painting of Hangzhou”. With Hangzhou Street Lanes, the painting tells a story behind it. The story is not about some celebrities’ biographies, it is about Hangzhou people’s memories. And these paintings are all draw by the father and daughter. China
Life in Film Wang Yaohui Video Clip 00:03:55 He walks to the open ground, turns on the movie projector, and positions a roll of film. The man Wu Zaiyuan, as a film projectionist, has been doing this for three decades. Yet now he has to ask himself a question: what does the future hold? Because social changes have left outdoor cinemas obsolete. China
The Nanshan noodles Shen Wang Video Clip 00:04:38 Wenzhou Ruian Nanshan Village has it history of making Nanshan noodle more than 300 years, and they made it become beautiful scenery. Through the record of the craftsman Linfazhu how to handmade the longlife noodle, the short film told us this skill that needs live at the mercy of the weather, and its complicated procedures and the behind story of persistent craftsman. China
The Taste of Memory Guo Tingfu Video Clip 00:04:27 The Taste of Memory tells about a small restaurant that has survived changes in a city for 20 years. The owner of the restaurant always makes fish balls manually, compared to his peers who have taken advantage of machines. Some say that he will not make money because of his outdated thinking. Yet the owner believes that he is an artisan, and aims to make his small restaurant a legacy brand. China
Vicious Pill Mário Costa Video Clip 0:04:16 Performative video, about the way the world is perceived after taking the “vicious pill”, alterind our vision of the world. portugal
Vai em frente Nuno Barreto Video Clip 0:03:42 Angola
O Voo d’alma Paulo Fajardo Videoclip 0:04:12 Official videoclip oficial of the song “O Voo d’Alma”, produced by João J. Francisco and with sound by Analog Art Man Portugal
Endure Sofía Svendsen Schools 00:25:20 Javiera and her mother prepare to leave their house, a house that hasn’t had a family since a while now. Old wounds that never sealed and the fear of letting go is what Javiera most deal with. Chile
Fraga Mateusz Kowalski, Paweł Matuszewski, Aleksandra Wysocka, Barbara Bielecka Schools 00:22:08 Andrew, a retired police chief, can not find a place in the world. After the death of his wife and leaving the service, seeking solace in alcohol. One day, on the populous, Wroclaw interchange, he observes a young thief, Fraga. It uses a clever ruse to get close to her, and the police habits allow him to see in her position. Andrew aims is to transform the lives of Fraga. Poland
Malika Valentin Kruse Schools 00:10:22 A night like any other. Karl is waiting in the car. Ben accompanies the suspect to her room and finds out whether she has valid papers – and, of course, whether she is hooking. Then Karl shows up at the door. He handcuffs the girl, packs her bag and escorts her to the police station. Usually, they get deported a few days later. The women are easy victims. Not Malika. No night like any other. The script is based on an actual case that has happened a few years ago in Switzerland. A young refugee woman was reported as working from her home as a prostitute illegaly. Two undercover investigators wanted to confirm that anonymous report . One of them pretended to be a suitor. A little later the second one stormed the apartment. The civilian policemen began to cram the woman’s belongings into a suitcase without any explanation – and without showing their police badges. The situation escalated and one of them struck the woman down. In her despair the young woman saw no other way to escape her tormentors than to jump from her 2nd floor window. As a result she was seriously injured. The two policemen were put on trial, but acquitted of all charges. The woman was quickly and superficially patched up in a hospital, then taken to the airport in a wheelchair and deported to her home country. The reason given: no insurance. Germany
Saudade Sebastián Uría Schools 00:17:08 The sudden departure of Emmanuel leaves Adama a feeling of emptiness that neither her husband nor her friends can fill. Time passes by as Adama hopes for her son to come back soon. France
THE MAZE Mu-Cen, Xie Schools 00:05:45 The protagonist is a senior citizen who suffers from Alzheimer disease. One day he leaves his house, suddenly realizing his home is very unfamiliar with a weathered door. As he opens the door a maze intriguingly appears in front of him. And his house seems to stand beside the remote cliff edge. In order to return home, he embarks his unknown journey. Taiwan
Canned Ivan Joy, Tanya Zaman, Nathaniel Hatton Schools 00:03:03 A street artist paints a beautiful mural of a woman on the wall, and is suddenly chased by police for having vandalized. The beautiful creation comes to life to save her creator in a chase scene through the favela’s of Rio de Janeiro. United States
Trying to Connect Stefan Bürkner, Eddy Hohf, Patrik Knittel Schools 00:04:30 In a world without organic sounds a guy flirts with a girl via chat even though she is sitting right next to him. When he looses reception he can’t answer anymore and she leaves. On his search for reception he stumbles upon the last place that reaches out of the digital world: a tall mountain in the middle of the city. The ascent to the top becomes an acoustic revelation with a surprising ending. Germany
The Silence Artur Boruzs Schools 00:06:47 A one take film revealing the thoughts hidden behind a couples silence who get through a moment of crysis. Romania
Beyond Milán Kopasz Schools 00:09:35 A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. Also in Earth there are places and situations with strange attraction. Some step back, some step closer to observation. Hungary
Voicemail Erec Brehmer Schools 00:29:00 A fateful decision. No turning back. ___________________________________________ A young girl – Lilly – has vanished. The ambitious Junior Editor Stefan sees his chance for the Title page. But Lilly’s mother refuses to talk to the press. Stefan has to decide how far he is willing to go as a journalist. He, unknowingly, sets of a spiral of events, which he can no longer control. Germany
Rotten Fruit Sergi Arnau Schools 00:10:05 After receiving a warning, inspector find several bodies at the base of a river. Fed up with this situation and brass knuckles in hand, begins to question the finest scum of the neighborhood. After obtaining some information initiates appropriate arrests, but soon realizes that justice is the biggest whores and as good whore always sold to the highest bidder. Spain
Behind the Rocks Maia Costea Schools 00:05:00 After finding a golden rock in her garden, a girl goes on an unexpected adventure with her friends. Canada
ALLAHU AKBAR Alice Fraccaro Schools 00:13:50 A young man is sent to Europe to perform a terroristic act. What will stop him? (maybe the love) Italy
There’s Always Time Luís Matos, Artur Serra Araújo (coord.) Schools 00:11:55 Luís, an accountant in a city office, is a shy guy with a boring routine. He doesn’t like what he does, but he feels now it is too late to change anything. Until the day he meets Sara, a student of arts. Portugal
ÂMAGO Gaia Schüler Schools 00:17:20 A girl travels to her family’s old house, trying to get away from her every day life. She has a surprising experience: When she dips her head in the bathtub, she trips into herself. Brazil
Bull’s Zacarias Salvador Iglesias Santi Schools 00:07:02 Mary lives haunted by a trauma of the past. Destiny reunites Mary with Juan, her attacker, giving her the chance to confront him. Argentina
Saudade Farnaz Hosseini Schools 00:05:43 Poland
Unfinished Tales : Fool’s Paradise hussam ismail Schools 00:06:00 Four soldiers in a hospital room destroyed mentally and physically trying to find hope to survive or at least one of them have hope Not Specified
Pixels Jordi Núñez Navarro Schools 00:11:49 “Pixels” portrays the disintegration of a relationship. When the distance between the couple seems hopeless, facing it will be the only option. Spain
“a girl” Alyona Shtumf Schools 00:09:30 8-year-old Cyril fascinated little gymnast competing at the arena. In the intermission he embarks on her quest, but can’t get past the lost 6-year-old Katie. He decides to help a lost girl in the hope that they will be able to find amazing gymnast later. Russian Federation
Listen with your heart Alyona Shtumf Schools 00:02:51 Deaf girl comes to a rest on the nature. Suddenly a group of strangers pulls her to dance. Russian Federation
“Our school” Schools 00:13:25 IES Llerena students show their center in a very special way. It is a video made to publicize the center in a ERASMUS project Spain
Sticla Mario Russo Escolas 00:12:30 Costel is a Romanian homeless who lives in Italy. Everyday, he takes his personal effects, places them on the ground, on the sidewalk where he always sit, ignored by almost other people. But an ordinary day, in front of Costel passes an old acquaintance . From then on, his choices, they will change his life, again, forever . In “Sticla”, there is the life of a man who has nothing to lose. A man abandoned even by himself but, accidentally, he finds a new reason of life. A man who try to climb-up the chasm where he fell, trying to erase his past. Italy
Crowd Jáchym Bouzek Schools 00:07:00 This animation film is about integration from a creativity into average. Boy is alone with his brightly colored imagination, surrounded by empty gray suits. Czech Republic
Making a Living in the Dry Season Ines Ponte Schools 00:34:35 Set in the highlands village of Katuwo, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living in an agro-pastoralist farm in Namibe, Angola. Through my request to my host Madukilaxi to put her skills into the making of a doll, the film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: our shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi’s toddler, follows our twofold labour, and the three of us celebrate our efforts with a feast. Portugal
It Looks Like We Are Alone Katarina Koljević Schools 00:17:37 Đorđe has to choose between his mask and his real face. He has to figure out how to deal with what he feels. Ognjen chose he will fight for his life and his love. Everything changes when reality crushes between them. Serbia
Just words Ilia Antonenko Schools 00:23:57 A quiet domesticated policeman and his happy-go-lucky colleague are investigating a routine suicide. The policeman breaks the law and his own moral principles after he has heard a familiar voice from a victim’s cellphone. Russian Federation
Black Widow Julie Boehm Schools 00:01:47 A Passionate Kiss with fatal end Germany
Sunrise Gino Destefano Valdivia Escolas 00:07:42 A troubled young man on the verge of ending his life is interrupted by a mysterious voice. United States
Hum Tom Teller Schools 00:08:30 A solitary dish washing robot living out his life in the back room of a restaurant is enlightened to the world that exists beyond his four walls, with the help of a small friend he breaks free of confinement to pursue his dream of exploration. United States
S.A.M. Hector Carreon Schools 0:13:20 Sam, a soft-spoken android, struggles to express his newfound feelings for his human co-worker. Seeking to overcome his insecurities he attempts to upgrade his personality, with disastrous results. Canada