OFFICIAL SELECTION (4th Edition)

12-16 May, 2017

We don't bury animals
Directed by: Thibaut CHARLUT
Category: Fiction, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
Duration: 30 min
 
Synopsis: Enzo is 19 years old and lives in disinherited districts of a small town in East of France. There, the countryside is neither peaceful nor verdant : it is in a violent and gathered universe that Enzo and his best friend Hugo look to kill time during summer holidays. Bored by his peers’ immobilism, he feels in his burgeoning love with Elisa a way out to a more promising future. 
 
Website: http://weareholden.com/
 
 
The Barber's Cut
Directed by: Mark Brocking
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisTwo cut off but living heads wake up in a fridge and manage to escape while trying to avoid a psycho barber.
WebsiteN/A
 
 
Slingshot
Directed by: David Hansen
 
Category: Romance
Year & Country: 2015, Australia
Duration: 7 min
 
SynopsisSLINGSHOT is an amusing analogy on modern love through the eyes of one of its latest victims.
Website: https://www.davidhansen.com/
Hunting Day
Directed by: Ivo Skanstiņš
 
Category: Western, Thriller, Drama, Action, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, Latvia
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisWhen after a poaching run a hunter is found dead in the forest, the hunters daughter and mentally ill son set out in fathers old milk truck to find the truth behind his death and take revenge.
Website: N/A
 
 
Double Tenancy
Directed by: Thomas Smalley & Tess Marie Garneau
Category: Comedy, Western
Year & Country: 2015, Canada
 
Duration: 10 min
 
SynopsisMargaret and Bruno married young and as time passed the love faded and grew into a bitter union held together by spite. Unbeknownst to Margaret, Bruno strayed and when he died he left all of his belongings to his mistress Sandy; including his half of the house. When Sandy shows up on the doorstep days after Bruno's funeral to claim her new home she meets an appalled and inhospitable Margaret. The battle of ownership begins as the women stubbornly each try to hold their own. After a long and unpleasant homestay the women come to realize that they are not each other's enemies but that perhaps their unhappiness is rooted in more than just the curmudgeonly old Bruno that got them into this mess. Instead of letting the old fart have the last laugh the two decide to make a go at a very unlikely friendship.
 
Website: https://www.tinytownmedia.com/
 
 
 
The Inquiry
Directed by: Julien Cornwall
 
Category: Drama
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 min
 
SynopsisDetective Roberts has worked the murder division for more than two decades and he has seen it all, or so he thought! When Becky hall washes up dead along the river Thames bank, what appears to be a clear prima facie murder case, takes a sinister and darker turn, as motives are questioned and a grieving boyfriend is confronted with the reality that led to her death.
 
Website: http://inquiry.plotdev.uk/
 
 
Young Blood
Directed by: Aguendia Fotabong
Category: Action, Gangster, Sci-Fi
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
Duration: 14 min
 
Synopsis:  Johnny, a young gangster with extraordinary abilities, wants to be a big shot in the biggest criminal organization led by the mysterious Stalwart. One day, an opportunity to impress Stalwart seems to have knocked at his door.
Website: N/A
Quelle vie!
Directed by: Joakim Scheidegger
 
Category: Comedy, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Switzerland
 
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisRémy is moving into an apartment, in an old house. The problem, he can’t hear the principle bell, so he goes to the home owner, Henry, to ask if he can do anything. Henry categorically refuses to do something. Amélie, the Remy’s girlfriend, puts pressure on Rémy to have the double of the key.
Website: N/A
Magdalena's File
Directed by: Konrad Bogusław Bach
 
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2015, Germany
Duration: 5 min
 
SynopsisMagdalena can write their lives all over again - but she has only 30 seconds.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Terminal
Directed by: H. M. Mirza
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2015, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 min
 
SynopsisAn absent father decides to lecture his son on the day of his son's flight.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
I've just had a dream
Directed by: JAVI NAVARRO
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2014, Spain
 
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis: Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Right Here or Over There
Directed by: Mabille Pauline
Category: Fiction
Year & Country: 2015, France
 
Duration: 16 min
 
SynopsisAfter several years, young Lily finally returns home. However, her parents seem to be quite indifferent to the arrival of their daughter. What has happened? Stuck between a father who is haunted by his memories and a mother who is torn apart, Lily is looking for redemption. Will she attain it?
Website: N/A
 
 
Desert Rats
Directed by: William Kresch
 
Category: War, Drama, Thriller
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisWhen death stares you in the face and all hope is lost - what is it that keeps a person going? When an ensured and painful end can be avoided by ones own hand, what stops a person from pulling the trigger? 
This is the breaking point at which we find Commander David Righter. The Sahara Desert, 1942. Stranded in the infinite desert with nothing but his sidearm, Righter must choose between ending his hopeless situation by his own hand or giving himself up to fate. Desert Rats seeks to show that keeping hope alive - even in the most grim of circumstances - can be the only chance at victory. 
Website: N/A
 
 
Princess
Directed by: Adrian Rodriguez
 
Category: Drama, Farce
 
Year & Country: 2016, Mexico
 
Duration: 16 min
 
Synopsis: Princess, a young good looking prostitute, works for Negro who cares dearly for her. Almost in love. Princess however plans to kill him and leave the street business for good. As the story progresses, the narrative takes us to a dream-like journey where Negro dialogues with Death, while she welcomes him into her eternal sleep.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
COAT CHECK LADY
Directed by: Ekaterina Golubeva-Pold
 
Category: Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, Russian Federation
 
Duration: 30 min
 
Synopsis: Who knows which demons may be awakened by insolence or blind love?

As the old adage goes: the theater begins with the coat check. Galina Alexandrovna, a coat check lady at one of Moscow's most prestigious theaters, is fueled by a grand sense of purpose. All the world's a stage and the coat check lady is clearly a key player. But what will become of her coveted position if she abuses her power and mistreats a pair of latecomers – a polite father and his fiery teenage daughter?

Website: N/A
 
 
 
Desperately Seeking Signal
Directed by: Tess Marie Garneau
Category: Women, LGBT
Year & Country: 2015, Canada
 
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis: A 911 dispatcher helps a lost and surprisingly upbeat woman in a compromising situation and connects with more than just the call.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
IN A MOMENT
Directed by: Khushnuda Shukurova
Category: Romance
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisIn A Moment” is a romantic dramedy set in an elevator. ALAN, distraught after hearing the news of his estranged father's illness, gets stuck in an elevator with RANO, a young woman who speaks little English. Sometimes the longest journeys are those that are just three feet away.
Website: N/A
 
 
The first farewell
Directed by: Jean-Briac Blouin
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
Duration: 13 min
 
SynopsisTom has a conversation with an old man on the top of a hill. Tom tells him his story about he followed a man in the street...
Website: N/A
 
 
 
They Reach
Directed by: Sylas Dall
 
Category: Fiction
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 3 min
 
SynopsisIn the late 1970's, two men unearth a dark and mysterious cassette tape which they find to be possessed by an evil entity.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Innocence
Directed by: Alexander Challies
 
Category: Student, Fantasy
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 min
 
Synopsis: Following the unexpected and tragic death of her mother, a young girl, Lily attempts to fight against her oppressive home life by delving deep into a self-created fantasy.
 
Website: N/A
Vom Smolicek
Directed by: Barbara Lackermeier
Category: Family
 
Year & Country: 2016, Germany
 
Duration: 22 min
 
SynopsisThe little laddie Smoliček lives with his grandfather in a cottage on the edge of a dark forest. A spell forces the grandfather to delay his existence as a deer. He exhorted Smoliček to lock the door well and not to let anyone in. All goes well. Up to the day a creepy old forest fairy is knocking...
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
EINAR
Directed by: Tyler Mahoney
Category: Drama, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Viking
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 35 min
 
Synopsis: In ancient Norse tradition, one can only pass on to the afterlife after dying honorably in battle, sword in hand.So goes the story of Einar, an aged Viking warrior who has outlived his generation and now in old age relishes the days of battle and his missed opportunity to die honorably in battle and join his long lost brothers in Valhalla. After the death of his wife and haunted by visions of his past, Einar decides to set off into the wilderness alone alone in search of a final confrontation to attain his lost honor.
 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Deborah
Directed by: Andrew Rooke
 
Category: Romance, Drama, Student
 
Year & Country: 2016, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis:  The film is a 10 minute Scottish rom-com about a bold, daring and witty woman, Deborah who keeps her promise to go on a date after 45 years of time travel that’s made her age. The story is about a relationship trapped and warped by time, against the backdrop of a sweeping Scottish landscape. The film explores the notion of falling out of love overnight – yet also over 45 years. The story touches on topics of how people and relationships change over time, and yet how some connections never die.
Website: N/A
 

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