OFFICIAL SELECTION (2nd Edition)

20-30 June, 2016

#3C
Directed by: Mischa Auzins
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Thriller, Horror
 
Year & Country: 2013, United States
 
Duration: 16 min
 
SynopsisWith his life crumbling around him. David chooses to live life through the memory of better times; a reality that no longer exists. With the assistance of his wife, David is able to find solace through his memories. But, when the truth can no longer stay hidden, David’s wife is forced to accept the truth and holding onto David is only causing him more pain and prolonging the inevitable. Regardless of the outcome, she guides David to face the truth and to find peace
 
Website: http://3c-thefilm.com/
 
 
 
(IM)MORAL
Directed by: Rachel Breitag
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 9 min
 
Synopsis(IM)MORAL is a comedic look at what the cost of success is. Lars is an unemployed working actor who's girlfriend, Ava, is a high profile defense lawyer. After a tiff Ava blurts her frustration with Lars lack of income. Lars recognizes his need to "hustle" to appease his girlfriend. He was offered an audition with a big network but it is for actors with disabilities. What he first declined for moral reasons he reconsiders for egotistical reasons. What ensues tells the tale of integrity and success.
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/IMMORALtheFilm
 
 
 
35 minutes after
Directed by: Cristian Toporan
 
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2016, Romania 
Duration: 7 min
 
SynopsisThe script presents what happens in the first 35 minutes after a breakup, its intrigue based on the loss of a cell phone, which is then passed from person to person. 
Catrinel (21 years old) is a student who ends her relationship with Paul (22 years old). He does not take the situation lightly and proceeds to call her insistently. Irritated by the many phone calls, preceding events which precipitate, Catrinel forgets her phone in a coffee shop. It then passes from person to person, all of them taking turns in talking to Paul: a hipster girl asks him out, a granny realises with difficulty that the phone isn’t hers, a teenager takes indecent photos of herself and sends him the pictures etc.

 
Website: N/A
Ability
Directed by: Klacsán Gábor
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, Hungary
Duration: 30 min
 
SynopsisThere is a big change occurring in the life of Örsur Háros, the picture framer. Unexpectedly, he finds himself in a wonderful, “soft” and fluid world (in the Ukraine), which reacts to human thought and desires much more sensitively than any of the places where he used to live. He arrives to a world where different rules apply and where the most amazing and absurd desires can come true. 
Örsur Háros determines to find happiness and never to let go of it again. At this point in time he doesn’t suspect he shall face the effect – probably best described by filmmakers with the term – cutting the Möbius strip.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/kepesseg?ref=hl
 
 
Alternate Ending
Directed by: Diego Barragan
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisThe main character of an old film noir movie is tired of always living the same ending, so he will do anything to change it, but he will find out that his fate is already written.
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Alternate-Ending-short-film-732798453519398/
 
 
 
Appetence
Directed by: Cristhian Andrews
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Science Fiction
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 15 min
 
SynopsisA mom manipulates her “hunger-for-fame” idealistic daughter to stop eating to save the world, but not without consequences.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
As We Say Goodbye
Directed by: Jhosimar Vasquez
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 16 min
 
Synopsis:  After being unwillingly separated from her mother, and brother Nicole will dedicate her last days to saving her brother's life where he will meet her for the first in the operating room.
 
Website: http://aswesaygoodbyefilm.com/index.html
 
Awakening
Directed by: Rolf Lindblom
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, Finland
 
Duration: 10 min
 
SynopsisTo provide a life-style his wife and son deserve, Jake takes on a lot of pressure at his job as a real-estate agent. But can he handle it all? As things start to pile up he seeks guidance from a psychiatrist. Per his doctors orders Jake takes a few days at one of his listings, a remote summerhouse, to work on his self-suggestion. All goes well until Jake senses something disturbing. Something within him or something else? He decides to ignore the piles of work staring at him from his make up desk and continues with the exercise.
Website: http://www.vikingfilm.fi/excitatio/index.html
Besides that life is grand
Directed by:Astrid Carlen-Helmer
 
Category: Fiction, Romance, Dramedy
Year & Country: 2014, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 22 min
 
SynopsisZoé and Léo are best friends, French twenty-somethings living in London. They work together, they party together, they do everything together. They both like men. Except that the man Zoé likes is Léo.
 
Website: http://www.besidesthatlifeisgrand.com/
 
 
 
Bipolar & Cheese
Directed by: Scarlet Perez
 
Category: Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
Duration: 12 min
 
SynopsisDo you know anyone with Bipolar Disorder? Do you like Cheese? BIPOLAR & CHEESE is a short film that touches on both. It's centered around romance and cheese... And for some people, their romance with cheese.
LOGLINE: A therapist is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder after she has a public manic break over a co-worker whom she bonds with over cheese.
 
Website: http://www.bipolarandcheese.com/
 
 
 
Bohemian like you
Directed by: Michael Salmon
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 10 min
 
SynopsisEvery day, Billy Baxter watches Annie Carroll and daydreams of taking her out on a date. When fate throws up the chance, Billy finds the courage to ask Annie out but it is on the date, when Billy’s dream girl reveals a surprising secret. . .
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/bohemianlikeyoufilm
 
 
 
Canone (Tamil: ODAM)
Directed by: Vivek Elangovan
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2015, United States
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisPresenting to you a short film by Indus Creations and Petromaxx lights . The next 10 minutes will take you through a journey of current Syrian refugee crises, our biases and our prejudices. The movie is a call to all fellow humans to open our hearts, put things in perspective and more importantly to act
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Cold Caller
Directed by: Philip Cook
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Dark Comedy
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 14 min
 
SynopsisConvinced of his credentials, an elderly couple invite a door-step 'Cold Caller' into their home with unexpected consequences
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Cold-Caller-382594511900137/
 
 
 
Dragon
Directed by: Gulliver Moore
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 3 min
 
Synopsis:When Morgan receives an unexpected package in the form of a fantastical beast, it's up to the delivery man to convince him that it might not be such a bad idea after all to own a Dragon.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Elisa
Directed by: Nicolas Wendl
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 10 min
 
SynopsisElisa is a short film that retraces the life of a young couple from one morning to the same night. It shows their love, disappointments and hopes. How long before it is going to be too late for them to realize their dreams, and to accomplish what they always said they wanted to do?
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Equal measure
Directed by: Michael Salmon
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 14 min
 
Synopsis: N/A
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Home Away From Home
Directed by: Markus Ortner
Category: Fiction 
 
Year & Country: 2015, Austria
Duration: 30 min
 
SynopsisOf all things, the ‘vanillekipferl’ (small crescent shaped biscuits) of his grandmother bring the long-term student back to the provinces. Arrived at home, a downward spiral is created which is marked by void and faded hope. A tragicomical insight into the life of a traveler on the run from himself.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/VanillekipferlDerFilm
 
 
How to win
Directed by: Mingyuan Liu
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, China, United States
 
Duration: 25 min
 
SynopsisA Chinese student who had been so lost in the US has now found his own place in the basketball court.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Isla Traena
Directed by: Freddy Syborn
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Comedy
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 13 min
 
SynopsisIsla Traena is a sad, funny short film about how lonely and strange it gets when someone you love dies
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Jubilee nurse
Directed by: Keith Farrell
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Comedy, Romance, LGBT
 
Year & Country: 2015,Ireland
 
Duration: 25 min
 
SynopsisJubilee Nurse' tells the story of out break of the Spanish Flu Epidemic through the eyes of nurse Kitty Malone.
To be a nurse in any era is a challenge but to be a nurse operating in remote rural Ireland in 1918 during a period of upheaval and calamity was not just challenging but down right dangerous. Kitty Malone – a district jubilee nurse, struggles to cope as a soldier returning from the Western front brings a mysterious illness to her door.
 
Website: N/A
Lapsus
Directed by: Karim Ouaret
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2013, France
 
Duration: 30 min
 
SynopsisTerry is a psychologically disturbed predator whose sinister playground is a laundromat. 
Terry thinks he is the hero of a comic gangster that is reading : 
« Terry Laurence, Gentleman Gangster ». 
That is when his memory playing tricks on him. 
Terry is a victim of an unknown phenomena that literature considers as a Lapsus memoriae or a slip of memory. 
 
Websitehttp://www.lapsus-film.com/
 
 
 
Lincoln Letter
Directed by: Mike Levinsohn
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Dark Comedy
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 6 min
 
Synopsis: We all want to say something to certain people but can't find the right words. Sometimes you have the right words but you certainly can't say them.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Locked up short
Directed by: Euros Jones-Evans
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 18 min
 
Synopsis:  Inspired by true events. Tia has it all; loving family, great friends and an advancing career. However her world gets turned upside down when an obsessed neighbour decides to abduct her and keep her all for himself. Locked up in a handmade cupboard designed to keep her hostage she finds herself in a new kind of hell. The police can’t find her, her abuser constantly switches from sweet and caring to abusive and her parents are beginning to give up hope. In desperate attempts to escape she files at the wardrobes hinges everyday; her only companion a stuffed animal and only solace from her diary, and it’s entries.
 
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Mr Ludifico
Directed by: David Witchell
 
Category: Fiction, Comedy, English Wit
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis:  Fresh from university, Nathan attends an interview for a financial firm, only to be rather surprised...
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/MrLudifico/
 
 
Native Immigration
Directed by: Eric Romero
Category: Fiction, Comedy
 
Year & Country: 2016 United Kingdom
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis:  A mockumentary about a new shocking  phenomenon named by the experts as 'Native  Immigration'. We will put a face to people like Manuel, Olamilekan and Chen Lee, whose life took a 180 degree turn when they discovered that... they are immigrants.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
On a wire
Directed by: Lugli Nicolas
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2013, France
 
Duration: 31 min
 
Synopsis:  Amar is going to see his life change radically after an accident. Leaving only his son Icham plunged into a deep coma. At the bedside of his son, Amar believes in his awakening . During this event, Icham's dad is going to make a life changing encounter
 
Website: http://surunfil-film.fr/
 
 
Otherworldly Blessings
Directed by: Luke Porst
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 13 min
 
Synopsis:  A college student tries to make some extra beer money the same way every kid does; by selling fortunes, potions, and other enchanted goods on Ebay.
Website:  N/A
 
 
Out of Touch
Directed by: Danny Ahlfeld
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis:  A man returns for his high school reunion to win back the girl of his dreams, only to find a woman changed by time.

Twenty-five years have passed since Tom Fitzgerald last saw his high school sweetheart, but from the moment he first sees her at the reunion, he thinks he made the right decision to attend. After the reunion, they meet for a drink at a local bar, where they catch up on old times and the years that have passed, and he tells her the real reason he came back to Chicago. Then, he learns the truth about her and realizes that she is not what she appears to be.

Website:  N/A
 
 
Radio Silence
Directed by:  Dan Ollerhead
Category: Fiction, Drama, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis:  A late night radio host receives an on-air call from a man claiming he wants to kill himself.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Rose
Directed by: Ritchie Vermeire
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015,Belgium
 
Duration: 14 min
 
Synopsis:  A young girl suffering from a rare blood disease is in urgent need of a stem cel donor. When insurance companies refuse to pay for her treatment, she and her mother are in a world of hurt.
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/kortfilmrose
 
 
She(s)
Directed by: JASON ROFFE
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, France
 
Duration: 13 min
 
Synopsis:  Lea, a 17th years old girl from Marseille, comes back from vacations with her father. She was supposed to meet her mother at home. But when she gets back with her boyfriend Nico, only absence and silence are waiting for her...
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Smog
Directed by: Rafael Gibbons
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 13 min
 
Synopsis:  A short fantasy film with an environmental message. In London a giant smog cloud has blocked out the sun. So schoolgirl Molly and her grandfather come up with a plan to bring the sunshine back. 
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/smogfilm
 
 
 
Spoken silence
Directed by: David Dargaud
 
Category: Fiction, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2014,France
 
Duration: 16 min
 
Synopsis: A forty year old man suddenly dies on the sidewalk as he is jogging. Some days later, in a interrogation room, several of his relatives and close friends will describe him as great guy, a good man. But it seems that the devoted and ambitious husband was a complex character. Maybe not the man everybody thought he was.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Staccato
Directed by: Eoghan McQuinn
 
Category: Fiction, Period Drama, LGBT, Suspense
 
Year & Country: 2015, Ireland
Duration: 22 min
 
Synopsis:  Thomas Croydon is busy rehearsing for his piano debut. His attention, however, is divided elsewhere - to the young gardener out in the grounds whom he so desperately wants to keep.
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/staccatofilm/
 
 
Stand Up
Directed by: Jinming Zhao
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 12 min
 
Synopsis:  A teenage girl tries to hide her emotions on her beloved grandpa's wake, but the appearance of her 'missing' father, who is a gambler, forces her to stand up to protect her family and deal with her emotions.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
The Brightest Star
Directed by: Grant Pollard
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 5 min
 
Synopsis:  A young girl gives her dying mother one last gift.
 
Website:  https://www.facebook.com/The-Brightest-Star-372259412951137/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
 
 
 
The Owls
Directed by: Natalia Bougadellis
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016,Greece
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis:  N/A
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/koukouvagies
 
 
 
The Rabbit Hole
Directed by: Ed Pronley
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 4 min
 
SynopsisA man struggles after his daughter was killed in a hit and run accident.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
The tell-tale heart
Directed by: James Cotton
 
Category: Fiction, Thriller, Horror
 
Year & Country: 2014, United States
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis:  The Old Woman's nurse is driven mad by her dead eye. One night, the Woman murders the Old Woman, buries the body under the floorboards.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Touch
Directed by: Noel Harris
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, Canada
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis:  A loving single mom, facing eviction, is offered work. She desperately seeks a babysitter for her two small children. Everyone turns her down. As a last resort, she calls her brother, with whom she is fighting. "Touch" is a story that challenges societal stereotypes that those who live in poverty are guilty of something. In the end, the viewer will see, sacrifice for family is not trade-marked by those who have.
 
Website: http://www.shortfilmtouch.ca/
 
 
 
Try Again
Directed by: Charles Pinion
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 9 min
 
Synopsis:  TRY AGAIN brings us into the mind of Walt Eichner, a middle-aged failure on the verge of ending it all. However, it turns out Walt isn’t any better at ending his life than he is at living it. Each attempt to formulate his grand demise is stymied by circumstance and bad planning, leading Walt to consider that suicide isn’t the neat solution he thought it would be.
 
Website: http://www.tryagainmovie.com/
 
 
 
Value
Directed by: Shtol Olga
 
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2015, Russian Federation
 
Duration: 21 min
 
Synopsis:  This is a film is about the value of human life
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/filmmaiking
 
 
Wanderer
Directed by: Mark O'Brien
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2015, Canada
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis:N/A
Websitehttp://wandererthefilm.com/
 
 
 

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