OFFICIAL SELECTION (9th Edition)

January 15, 2020

A Typical Everyday Corpse
Directed by: Daniel Schär
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2019, Switzerland
 
Duration: 35 min
 
Synopsis: Loner Harry K. has a habit of walking around his hometown at night taking photos of unconscious drunks that he sprinkles with theater blood, so that they look like victims of lethal violence. One day he finds a real corpse.
My Adventure
Directed by: Roman Gregorička
 
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2019, Slovakia
 
Duration: 23 min
 
Synopsis: A boy and his father are struggling together in their city life. One day father took his son into the wild, trying to teach him a real life lesson.
A short drama about courage, the power of nature, family, and surviving the unknown challenges of the life.
 
 
The Heavy Burden
Directed by: Yilmaz Özdil
 
Category: Drama
Year & Country: 2019, Turkey
Duration: 17 min
 
Synopsis: Hosted by his uncle in Turkey, a young Kurd from Syria decides to return to his country to bring back his young donkey to replace his uncle's old donkey recently "retired" by the municipality of the city.
 
 
Dagny
Directed by: Bjørn Sortland
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2019, Norway
 
Duration: 7 min
 
Synopsis: It’s 1975 in a small valley in Norway. A young girl is committing herself to a psychiatric ward. On the bus traveling to the hospital she’s the only passenger, and meets the bus driver who has just seen the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest”. She is experiencing the worst bus ride ever.
Like the shadow in the dark
Directed by: Laura Bertoglio
 
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2019, Switzerland
 
Duration: 26 min
Synopsis: Gustavo is a renowned psychologist. He's faced by an enourmously challenging task. He must scrutinize a field of candidates and decide which one of them has got the right characteristics to become politicians. Will his final choice be fully professional and based solely on his experience and capabilities or will it suffer some pres-sure from external factors?
Yet Another
Directed by: Tim Disbrow
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2019, United States
Duration: 3 min
 
Synopsis: Cooped up inside and overcome with boredom, a young boy ventures out of the house to find a little excitement--but it's not the first time.
 
ELIAS
Directed by: Jacek Kubaczynski
 
Category: Drama
 
Year & Country: 2019, Germany
 
Duration: 25 min
 
Synopsis:  A single mother tries to care for her sick son. During the process her bold attitude gets in her way leading to fatal consequences. The film challenges the audience to take a close look and form their own judgment. Based on a true story.
Simmetria
Directed by: Michele Di Rienzo
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2019, Italy
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis: Speaking with a doctor, Ludovico relives the key moments of his life in an attempt to separate reality from the projections of his mind.
 
Gisette
Directed by: Calum Matthews
Category: Drama, Thriller
Year & Country: 2018, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 min
 
Synopsis: In the height of World War 2, a wounded German soldier flees an ambush only to find himself being reluctantly cared for by a French woman.
 
A Renaissance
Directed by: Prach Rojanasinwilai, Noah Ottersen Parker
 
Category: Thriller, Suspense, Drama
 
Year & Country: 2019, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 min
 
Synopsis: After a family tragedy, Patrick returns to his grieving mother's household where he is subject to a series of inexplicable and horrifying torments.
 
 
For You, My Dear
Directed by: Josh Marion
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2019, United States
Duration: 10 min
 
Synopsis: John discovers a letter from his wife, Rose, confirming the worst. His mental fixation on the unknown sends his mind into a downward spiral.
 
 
 
 
SOUND
Directed by: Tawan Bazemore
 
Category: Short
 
Year & Country: 2018, United States
Duration: 15 min
 
Synopsis: Photographer Isabelle Pisano becomes hearing-impaired after a violent car accident. As she struggles to cope in the muffled and scary new normal something beautifully-terrifying happens...
 
 
Dovetail
Directed by: Georgia Cotton
 
Category: Short, Student
 
Year & Country: 2019, United Kingdom
 
Duration: 14 min
 
Synopsis: Bound to his hospital bed by pneumonia, a neglective patient is lead into a place of solitude, whilst another occupant attempts to give him an alternative view on life to reconnect him with the people he pushed away.
 
 
The Mandarin Tree
Directed by: Cengiz Akaygün
 
Category: Short
Year & Country: 2018, Germany
 
Duration: 18 min
 
Synopsis: After her father is arrested for political reasons by the Turkish government, little Sirin is finally allowed to visit him in prison for the first time. When a prison official interprets her painting of a bird as an anarchistic symbol and confiscates it, the girl is devastated, but her father encourages her to believe in the freedom of thought. For her second visit, she paints a "harmless" mandarin tree. – Will her hidden message be discovered?
 
 
 
 

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