OFFICIAL SELECTION (7th Edition)

December 11-12, 2018

The Littlest Undertaker
Directed by: Kevin Molohan
 
Category: Fantasy
 
Year & Country: 2017, United States
 
Duration: 24 min
 
Synopsis: North of Nowhere, south of Somewhere, lies the town of Thereabouts where the undertaker, Oskar, is a boy who has never laughed, never smiled, never felt anything. That is why he is on a quest to find that one thing we all need... a little hope.
CADUCEA
Directed by: Christophe Mavroudis
 
Category: fantasy, drama, mystery, gothic, fairytale
 
Year & Country: 2017, Belgium
 
Duration: 25 min
 
Synopsis"Tom hides not only a deformed face behind his flamboyant Commedia dell'arte masks, but also a dark secret that won't be divulged until decades later. "
 
 
 
Kissy Cousins Monster Babies
Directed by: Wayne Keeley
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, United States
 
Duration: 29 min
 
SynopsisTwo Hollywood Producers try to save their dying careers by creating a blockbuster out of old movies and their warped imaginations. What they don't know is that they are being mined for their creative ideas. The film was in production for 25 years and shot in seven states including Wash D.C. (Linklater eat your heart out!). Homages galore! The next Rocky Horror!
 
 
By Blood
Directed by: Guillaume Enard, Jonathan Delerue
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, France
 
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisOnce a ruthless war lord who won his land by his sword, Mort-Lieu is now a sick old man. A mysterious knight appears ; Mort-Lieu believes the stranger is Death himself coming to get him. Facing his own end, Mort-Lieu has to confront his legacy.
Tony
Directed by: Hugo Diego Garcia
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, France
 
Duration: 35 min
 
SynopsisIn France, in the 80s, Tony a young third-generation Spaniard immigrant, a rebel with a heart of gold, fights for a life that he desires despite an abusive and violent father controlling his every move while bonding with a group of reckless immigrants outcasts from the street in whom he sees a family. However, the path he takes only leads to a dark and uncertain future.
Gloria
Directed by: Joëlle Arseneau
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, Canada
 
Duration: 5 min
 
SynopsisFour friends swear the solemn oath.
 
 
Utopia
Directed by: Aimiende Negbenebor Sela
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, United States
 
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis:  Utopia is a surreal drama about an aspirational, blond young lady who wakes up from a coma in Uganda. And, no -- nothing is as it seems.
The Death of Ian Hall
Directed by: Rick Bartram
 
Category: Romance, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2017, Canada
Duration: 14 min
 
SynopsisIan Hall is terminally ill. He and his wife, Catherine, have a difficult decision to make as Ian does not want to keep suffering through the pain anymore. In their last days of love and joy they spend them with each other as they did when they first met.
 
Jellyfish
Directed by: Che Chun Hei
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2018, Hong Kong
 
Duration: 30 min
 
SynopsisBrother Shing assigns a hitman named Howard to kill an old man. While the old man is walking the dog, Howard fatally shoots the old man with a sniper. The old man dies leaving his mongrel alone. 
The mongrel stays alone but waits for his master who will never come back again. Having known this, Howard decides to accompany it until next mission. They rely on each other and gradually become a pair of good partners. One day, Howard accidentally kills a female student who tries to bully the mongrel. Things start to get out of control. Howard discovers that the mongrel actually is… 
 
 
Sweetheart
Directed by: Robert Kelley
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, United States
 
Duration: 4 min
 
SynopsisTwo strangers wake up trapped in a burning building. They try to come to a conclusion in the moments they have left.
 
 
 
Whoever Was Using This Bed
Directed by: Andrew Kotatko
 
Category: Psychological Drama, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2016, Australia
 
Duration: 20 min
 
Synopsis: A married couple is woken in the dead of night by a mysterious phone call. Unable to sleep, they are drawn into an unsettling examination of their fears and desires. Based on a story by Raymond Carver (Birdman), WHOEVER WAS USING THIS BED is a multi-award winning short psychological drama starring Jean-Marc Barr (The Big Blue), Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) and Jane Birkin (Blow Up).
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casa Mare
Directed by: Calin Laur
 
Category: Short, Student
 
Year & Country: 2018, Republic of Moldova
 
Duration: 27 min
 
SynopsisSoviet Moldova. Vasiluta is a 45 years old widow. With her soul full of new hope she finishes reparing her house. One day Sofica, a young 16 year old girl, tells Vasiluta about her intention to commit suicide because of her unshared love to Pavalache, a young 25 year old man, the most popular man among girls from the village. In order to give Sofica a chance, Vasiluta organizes a celebration, where she invites Pavalache too. But the party get's an unexpected twist.
 
 
AINHOA
Directed by: Ivan Sainz-Pardo
 
Category: Drama, Social, Thriller
 
Year & Country: 2016, Spain
 
Duration: 19 min
 
SynopsisAinhoa is 9 years old and she has left home, bringing only her school bag and a Playmobil. 
"Ainhoa is a story that, instead of trying to put children to sleep, tries to wake up the adults."
 
 
Going AWOL
Directed by: Sergey Tselikov
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2016, Russian Federation
 
Duration: 20 min
 
Synopsis: A group of first-year naval cadets find out that one of their number, Sasha Stork, is turning eighteen. The guys insist on buying alcohol despite Sasha’s fears that it might end badly.
 
 
 
 
 

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