OFFICIAL SELECTION (6th Edition)

June 11-12, 2018

Lights Out 
Directed by: Savannah Bloch
 
Category: Drama, Suspense, Mystery, Horror
 
Year & Country: 2016, United States
 
Duration: 5 min
 
Synopsis: To the point of desperation, a young woman copes with the struggles of motherhood, while dealing with her toddler's desire for the lights to stay on.
Behold Such Clown
Directed by: Jacob Pilgaard
Category: Drama
Year & Country: 2017, Denmark
Duration: 25 min
 
SynopsisOn his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.
 
 
Catch of the day
Directed by: Geraint Huw Reynolds
 
Category: : Romance, Drama, Fantasy
 
Year & Country: 2017, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 15 min
SynopsisThis is a story of timeless love, with an extraordinary twist at the end. As Dylan cares for his dying wife, Gwen, he relives bittersweet memories of their long and happy life together. Dawn breaks and Gwen dies. Returning to the sea shore where they first met, Dylan allows the waves to claim him.
 
Quitting
Directed by: Michael Butts
 
Category: Drama Romance
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 13 min
 
SynopsisThree stories intertwine around the deadly habits of smoking, drinking, and falling in love.
 
The Death of Olivier Becaille 
Directed by: Yoann Boisson
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 25 min
 
SynopsisSaturday, 6 am, Olivier Becaille an anxious and melancholic stretcher bearer 
of about thirty years falls as dead. Inside of him then begins a fierce struggle, interspersed with despair and awakened dreams. But Olivier will it succeed in resurfacing?
 
 
I Will Crush You & Go To Hell
Directed by: Fabio Soares, Célia Paysan
 
Category: Thriller, Road movie
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 21 min
 
SynopsisAt their father’s funeral, Colorado and Louise Fox discover the existence of an exclusive and mysterious heiress: Apple Pie. Together, they set out to find who she is and hit the road to get the 
money back…
 
 
Edelweiss
Directed by: Sam Bradford
 
Category: War, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2017, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 8 min
 
Synopsis:  Edelweiss is inspired by a true story discovered within the pages of a WW2 soldier's journal. We catch a glimpse of the compassion that lies within the hearts of those forced into a life of survival during devastating times, when a nurse saves the life of a valuable hostage, only to see him taken away for an inevitably brutal interrogation.
Time Left
Directed by: Roxana Bazgoneh
 
Category: Drama, Sci-fi, Student, Romance
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 13 min
 
SynopsisIn the near future, the new VEDA Watch can calculate each person’s life expectancy. We are able to observe and witness the life of a man once he has bought this device until his progressive fall into obsession as he desperately tries to control his life up.
 
Collar
Directed by: Russ Emanuel
 
Category: Drama, Thriller, Religion
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 14 min
 
SynopsisWhat happens when a seemingly ordinary priest is confronted by a seemingly ordinary man? While reading the Bible on a particularly windy day, Father Harris is confronted by a tall stranger, one who makes him question his beliefs and motivations. And all in a quest for the truth, however horrifying. Not even a helpful woman can save this priest, who must make a choice. For not all sins can be forgiven.
 
 
Lovebug
Directed by: Mitch E. Apley
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 7 min
 
SynopsisA woman who feels non-plussed with her marriage tries to spice up her love life in a potentially controversial way when a pest control specialist shows up at her front door.
 
 
 
Retouch
Directed by: Kaveh Mazaheri
 
Category: Drama, Crime
 
Year & Country: 2017, Islamic Republic of Iran
 
Duration: 19 min
 
Synopsis: In the corner of the home, Maryam's husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight falls on his throat and puts him between life and death. Maryam tries to save him, but she just decides to stop helping and stand and watch her husband's death. After she makes sure her husband is dead, gathered her stuff and goes out with her child. During the day, she pretends her husband is got disappeared and she does not have any news.
 
 
 
 
 
Close-up
Directed by: Maria Wieczorek
 
Category: Short, Virtual Reality
 
Year & Country: 2017, Poland
 
Duration: 12 min
 
SynopsisWhat would you do if you were blind and got a chance to regain sight? It's easy. And what if what you see will be made up and implanted in the form of a lens? Of course you decide about everything.
 
Saint Hubert
Directed by: Jules Comes
 
Category: Drama, Nature, Action
 
Year & Country: 2017, Belgium
 
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisDuring a large-scale search in East Belgium’s oldest nature park, the authorities clash with a local forester. The confrontation goes from bad to worse as the forester protects this area with heart and soul and takes measures against the intruders.
 
 
Hiccup
Directed by: Alec Vrins
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis: When the daily gives way to the absurd : Lou is going back home after work when someone try to kill him with a knife. Lou must erase all the proofs.
 
 
 
 
The Return of the Train
Directed by: Sara Grimaldi
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 25 min
 
Synopsis: A French village in the 1960s. People are living their lives in an everyday manner. Isolated from the outside world, they are waiting for the "event" that will change their lives.
 
 
 
Ashen Sleep
Directed by: Frederick Neegan Trudel
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, Canada
 
Duration: 11 min
 
Synopsis: Hector and Camille live a routine life in Montreal. Their life will be turned upside down when a strange bomb explodes over the city. They realize a couple of days later than no one in the city has managed to sleep since the incident.
 
 
 
Orizaba's Peak
Directed by: Jaime Fidalgo
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2017, Mexico
 
Duration: 11 min
 
Synopsis: In a cozy bistro, an increasingly heated discussion between two good buddies reveals their latent sexual prejudices, as one admits to feeling finally set free by a book he has just read, and the other mistakenly assumes that he is coming out of the closet!
 
 
The Dark Room
Directed by: Morgane Segaert
 
Category: Student, Drama, Fantasy
 
Year & Country: 2017, France
 
Duration: 20 min
 
Synopsis: France, 1910. As her mother suffers from a mysterious illness that she intends to hide, the young Cassandre feels a growing presence in her home ... What shadow hides in the silence of the dark room?
 
 
 

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