OFFICIAL SELECTION (3rd Edition)

17-27 December, 2016

65,5 women
Directed by: Liv Mari Mortensen
Category: Fiction, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2015, Norway
Duration: 5 min
 
SynopsisTo understand a recent failure, a young man writes a statistic of everyone he has slept with. As he tries to simplify all of his affairs, the memories start to take over.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Addict
Directed by: Lugli Nicolas
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2016, France
Duration: 15 min
 
SynopsisThere are so many addictions.... In Lenny's case it's fatal
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/Addict-Film-1575844559346008
 
 
Attached at the Soul
Directed by: William Leon
 
Category: Fiction, Student
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisDonald Kline struggles with having to leave his wife Margie’s death bed in order to attend a ceremony where he and his wife will be honored for their life time achievements, which include promoting diversity, equal rights, and acceptance. Donald’s daughter, Theresa, however, convinces him that going to the ceremony is the right thing to do. Donald reluctantly goes to the ceremony, but he is only there physically; mentally, he is back in time to the 1950’s when he first met Margie. We see their struggles as two teenagers from different ethnic backgrounds growing up in the racially divided South. They open their hearts to find acceptance, friendship, compassion, and love. When Donald finally becomes both physically and mentally present, we realize just how close and attached he and the love of his life, Margie, really are.
Website: http://www.attachedatthesoul.com/
Best Friends Come in Boxes
Directed by: Graeme Carr
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 min
 
SynopsisWhile home alone, a troubled fathers plan to reunite his family is derailed by the discovery of a strange box that presents an opportunity to exchange his reality with an alternate warped version of himself.But before he can decide, he is thrust into a deadly stand-off when a disturbed doppleganger takes control of the box forcing him to finally confront his priorities.
Website: N/A
 
 
Draft Eight
Directed by: Christian Chalklen
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis"Draft Eight" is centred on an elderly author's struggle to come to terms with his life's regrets, as he wrestles with a character from his latest novel.
Website: http://www.chrischalklen.com/Draft-Eight
 
 
 
Funkenflug - Chronicles of a Catastrophe
Directed by: Stephanie Kiewel
 
Category: Fiction, Student
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 min
 
SynopsisIt’s the 19th September 1865, a sunny day in autumn. St. Georgen, a rural town in the heart of the Black Forest in Germany is typically busy at this time of year with the harvest ahead. Anna, a mother of three, leaves the house early to work another day on the fields. She leaves her youngest son Ludwig with her maid Barbara. The girl however has other plans and sneaks away to meet her secret lover, leaving the boy behind.
 
Website: http://www.funkenflug-film.de/
 
 
Hold On
Directed by: Austin MacKay
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, Canada
Duration: 22 min
 
Synopsis:  Hold On is a short film about two strangers and how they find purpose, clarity, and connection in life before it's too late.
 
Website: N/A
ID
Directed by: Celina Font
 
Category: Fiction,  Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Argentina
 
Duration: 8 min
 
SynopsisA Man and a Woman await. In that awaits a painful past and the imminence of an uncertain future unravels.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Reconocimiento2016/
Mayfield
Directed by: Zach Daulton
 
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisJames Mayfield has spent the last decade performing a one man show from his youth in an attempt to trigger memories that are very important to him. However things take a turn when he is pushed into closing his show with a little help from some lost memories. Mayfield has to find the limit of how many times he can relive a moment before his memory changes.
 
Website: http://zachdaulton.com/mayfield
 
 
 
Meat on Bones
Directed by: Joseph Ollman
 
Category: Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 min
 
SynopsisA tale of strife and self discovery between a man of self imposed isolation and another content in purposeless comfort.
 
Website: http://www.meatonbonesfilm.com/
 
 
 
Michael
Directed by: Jonathan Kemp
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2014, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis: A young homeless man is promised a better life, working for a private contractor. He finds himself trapped on a farm working in horrible conditions and unable to leave. Made for the charity film competition 'Unchosen' which aims to educate about the issue of domestic slavery and forced labour in the UK.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
My Last Concert
Directed by: Selcuk Cara (BVR)
Category: Fiction, Drama, Student, Family
Year & Country: 2014, Germany
Duration: 14 min
 
SynopsisMy last concert in the town I was born.
My last concert in the town where a part of me died.
My last concert in the town where I am hoping to find my inner peace.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
O - The Movie
Directed by: Frank Aron Gårdsø
 
Category: Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Suspense
Year & Country: 2015, Norway
 
Duration: 29 min
 
SynopsisFour friends are on a hiking trip into the deep midst of a forest. While filming the trip they accidentally lose one of their cell phones. In search of the lost phone they discover a mysterious black hole in the ground. Curious and puzzled by this newly discovered hole, they decide to explore it, which leads to a dramatic chain of events.
Website: http://kortfilmfestivalen.no/film/2015/nk/o.html
 
 
 
Obssessed
Directed by: Bruno Sanábio
 
Category: Fiction, Urban, Culture
 
Year & Country: 2015, Brazil
 
Duration: 20 min
 
Synopsis: The film goes through the day that two cousins meet each other; A movie about adolescence, rebellion and the collector fetishism.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/filmeobcecados/
 
 
 
Public Obscenity
Directed by: Stefano Viali
 
Category: Fiction, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Italy
 
Duration: 15 min
 
SynopsisTrieste (Italy). A hot summer’s night and two burglars climb through a window into an apartment. Inside, a woman lies sleeping. They steal items and exit. The next morning the woman goes to report the theft.
A surreal atmosphere pervades the city. In the streets only foreigners of various different ethnic groups are to be seen - even the policemen speak a language she does not understand.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Sandbox
Directed by: Gleb Kiselov
Category: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2013, United States
 
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis: Jack wakes up in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing that he can remember. While scouting the mysterious place he meets Judas who triggers Jack’s memory to particular day of his life, a day when he almost lost his daughter.
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SandboxMovie/
 
 
SAVE
Directed by: Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Category: Fiction, Drama, Horror, Terror
 
Year & Country: 2016, Germany
Duration: 3 min
 
SynopsisDawns . A baby breaks the silence.
Website: N/A
 
 
Still
Directed by: Jonathon Bulter
 
Category: Fiction, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 min
 
SynopsisSTILL tells the story of Mal, as he comes to terms with the difficult news that the man responsible for his father's death has been released from prison.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Synesthesia
Directed by: Alison Kohlhardt
 
Category: Fiction, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 12 min
 
SynopsisSynesthesia is a short horror film that examines what can happen when we depend on our digital devices too much. When Leslie puts more faith in the smartphone she never puts down than her marriage, she must decide who to trust with deadly consequences.
 
Website: http://synesthesiafilm.com/
 
 
 
Tadareru/Becomes Sore
Directed by: Keishi Suenaga
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Family Romance
 
Year & Country: 2014, Japan
 
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis: Kazuya and Miyuki Matsuhashi's May-December marriage has lost its spark. It's already been four days since Miyuki's younger sister, Chiharu, showed up on their doorstep. Living each day in frustration, Miyuki can't bear Chiharu's reckless abandon, nor her husband's favourable treatment of Chiharu any longer. One day on her way home, Miyuki spots Kazuya and Chiharu holding hands, and her suspicion grows...
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/tadarerubecomessore/
The Pit
Directed by: Kari Hennig
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, Germany
 
Duration: 13 min
 
Synopsis1941: Two brothers are hunting down a jewish boy and finally trap him in a pit in the forest. The younger brother follows the boy into the pit to finish the deadly hunt - but down there nothing works as planned.
 
Websitehttp://www.grube-film.de/
 
 
 
The Sons of Robert Schuman
Directed by: Tommy C Conlon
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, Ireland
 
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis: A Frenchman, an Irishman, an Italian and a German work in the public relations department of the European Union in Brussels. Together they present a united front to the public. But behind closed doors, old tribal tensions erupt.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT
Directed by: Alex Merkin
 
Category: Fiction, Drama, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2015, United States
 
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis:  In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his wife.
Website: N/A
 
UNFORGETTABLE
Directed by: Jay Rao
 
Category: Fiction, Drama. Romance, History
 
Year & Country: 2016, Vietnam
Duration: 22 min
 
Synopsis:  A man who's lost his memory wanders the streets of Saigon until he is drawn to a mysterious woman.
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/UnforgettableTheFilm2016/
 
 
Whiskey Sour
Directed by: Eli Stern
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 5 min
 
Synopsis:  A career hitman is cosmically outmatched by his next mark.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Wolff's Law
Directed by: Sheridan O'Donnell
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 27 min
 
Synopsis:  September 11th, 2002. Unsafe at his school and unloved in his home, a lonely and desperate teenage boy undergoes a frightening transformation in the name of revenge.
 
Website: http://www.wolffslawfilm.com/
 
 
 

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