OFFICIAL SELECTION (5th Edition)

11-12 December, 2017

Echo Park Blues
Directed by: Michael Bofshever
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis: Echo Park Blues is the story of a washed up jazzer, saxophonist Teddy Bender, who has written the song of his life--if only someone would listen, as he takes one last swing at success, at redemption, at love.
 
Website: http://www.echoparkblues.com/
 
The Blind Side
Directed by: David Manzi
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2016, Italy
Duration: 18 min
 
Synopsis“The blind side” is aimed at connecting two partial visions of reality: one due to a physical reason, the other to a psychological one."
Website: N/A
 
 
Lucid
Directed by: Andrew Greco
 
Category: Horror, Suspense, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisA man journeys to his friends cabin to get some peace and quiet to finish writing a paper, unfortunately he is interrupted by something else in the cabin with him. Presented in first person as one continuous, unbroken take.
 
 
Website: N/A
 
Ugly
Directed by: Mickael Cohen
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
 
Duration: 14 min
 
SynopsisFranck and Elisabeth are about to have a baby. But the D-Day, Elisabeth’s secrets are revealed. And for Franck, nothing happens as expected.
 
Websitehttp://www.moches-lefilm.com/
 
 
Two Old Folks 
Directed by: Cosmea Spelleken
 
Category: Silent Film, Comedy, Drama, Slatstick
 
Year & Country: 2016, Germany
 
Duration: 12 min
 
SynopsisThe two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...
 
Websitehttp://www.blackwood-films.de/news.html
 
 
 
The Last Dream For The Moon
Directed by: Octavian Repede
 
Category: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Experimental
Year & Country: 2016, Romania
Duration: 30 min
 
Synopsis"July, 1969. The space race for Moon exploration between the Americans and Soviets gets to its final moments. The first human beeing is going to land shortly on the Moon. But, an incident in Carpathians Mountains and a misterious footage, revealed by prof. Werner, take the Moon exploration stories to some new fantastic posibillities."
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/The-Last-Dream-for-the-MOON-1281237968593902/
 
 
A Whole World for a Little World
Directed by: Fabrice Bracq​
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis:  A woman tells a great story to her baby. In the manner of a tale with princes and princesses, she remains into his memories to pass on his daughter. 
 
Website: N/A
 
Dress Rehearsal
Directed by: Michael Boston
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 21 min
 
SynopsisA struggling method actor takes his research too far.
 
Website: N/A
 
In My Heart
Directed by: Marcus Mullen
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2017, Canada
 
Duration: 12 min
 
SynopsisInside a young man's heart, manifestations of his past romantic failings fight to convince his newest flame that a relationship with him is a mistake.
 
Website: https://www.martsproductions.com/in-my-heart
 
 
Poison in the Water
Directed by: Romeo Candido
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Canada
 
Duration: 9 min
 
SynopsisSteve, a recent widower, is trying stay strong for his daughter Jade, a precocious and imaginative 9 year old who believes that there is a witch poisoning the water in the park by their house. Steve discusses what could be triggering her latest fantastical creation with his therapist while also avoiding the subject of his own struggles.
Website: N/A
 
 
 
The Simon’s Way
Directed by: Edgar Baghdasaryan
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, Armenia
 
Duration: 30 min
 
Synopsis: Since 1993 the border between Armenia and Turkey is closed. The countries have no diplomatic relations, road and rail links, whereupon there are almost no economic relations. But on the two sides of tightly closed borders there are relatives living, who manage to communicate with each other only with help of writings on the big pieces of paper and looking at each other through binoculars. And then, another day he gets a message to come to the other side urgently, old grandfather is dying and wants to pass him something. 
There are only 300 meters of the gorge tearing them apart, but to pass that 300 meters Simon has to overcome almost 11 000 kilometers . This is a tragicomic story about the influence of politics on human destinies. 
Website: N/A
 
 
 
Tears in the Rain
Directed by: Christopher Grant Harvey
 
Category: Sci-Fi
 
Year & Country: 2017, South Africa
Duration: 11 min
 
SynopsisTears In The Rain is a short film set in the world of Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) as well as the motion picture Blade Runner (1982).
 
Website: http://www.christophergrantharvey.com/tears-in-the-rain.html
 
Dad in Mum
Directed by: FABRICE BRACQ
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2014, France
 
Duration: 6 min
 
SynopsisThe middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door. Two young sisters are asking questions... 
Website: http://www.fabricebracq.com/fabricebracq/accueil.html
 
 
Devotion
Directed by: Laura Jean Marsh
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2017, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis: Devotion follows the turbulent journey and downward spiral of young Californian couple, Jack and Alex. When one decision could drastically change their future, will they make the right choice?
 
 
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FilmDevotion/about/?ref=page_internal
 
 
 
Play-time
Directed by: David Bui
 
Category: Dark Comedy, Action, Thriller, Short film, Student Film
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 12 min
 
Synopsis: Ted Montgomery, 20 years old, finds himself blindfolded and tied to a chair in a dark room. Just as he is trying to recollect his memory, an all too familiar voice begins to threaten him and his friends to get a secret code. Who kidnapped Ted, and why does he want this code so badly? 
Website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6537012/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast
 
 
 
Kill The Engine
Directed by: Derek Frey
Category: Comedy, Dramedy
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis: Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.
 
Website: http://www.lazerfilm.com/
 
 
Carpark 
Directed by: John Frohlich
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, Australia
 
Duration: 6 min
 
SynopsisJoe and his volatile girlfriend, Rose, need to make a quick escape from their latest heist. Unfortunately Rose has parked the getaway car in a multi storey carpark. They find their way blocked by Fleur, an older woman, who is struggling with the ticket machine at the exit. As the police sirens get louder and closer Joe comes up with a cunning plan, however, it seems he has underestimated the old lady.
 
 
Website: N/A
 
 
Baggage
Directed by: Andi Behring
 
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 17 min
 
SynopsisA comic tale of a small town girl who moves to New York City and realizes she's not in Kansas anymore. She's wide eyed about the high life of the big city - until she stumbles head first into the grip of it's charming low life's.
 
 
Website: http://baggagetheshortfilm.com/
2442:
Directed by: Homer Liwag
 
Category: Suspense, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 4 min
 
Synopsis: A girl — looking over her shoulder, hiding in a hotel room, a tattoo... what is her purpose? A special delivery only adds to the mystery. 
 
Website: https://vimeo.com/195161579
 
 
Powerless
Directed by: SARRIO DAVID
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2016, France
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis: In a modern day megalopolis, Christopher Wyatt's life has been transformed. He was « chosen » to be the hip super-hero representing the Global Electric firm. 
But a personal misstep getting media exposure will cause his « firing » and psychological downfall…
 
Website: N/A

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