Agelasta

Director  Sara Gracia Jimenez
Spain
Runtime  4:00
Completion Date: Mar 2017

Laughter: Movement of the mouth and other parts of the face, that express happiness. What if someone doesn’t know how to do it?

 

AFTER THE FUTURE (dir. S. Tubali)

Director  Shai Tubali
Germany
Runtime  34:00
Completion Date: June 1, 2018
Feature

In 2028 a molecular biologist unveils a hidden layer of the genome, proving that all human life and choices are pre-designed. Years after receiving his own genetic prediction, 28-year-old Joseph struggles to come to terms with his expected death. Seven days before the end, a surprising encounter with a young woman will reveal to him an alternative future.

 

DAS LEBEN IN MIR - THE LIFE INSIDE (dir. K. Egerndorfer)

Director  Konstantin Egerndorfer
Germany
Runtime  19:13
Completion Date: January 1, 2018
Drama

Nature is truly beautiful. It gifts us with life. It lets us breathe, love and laugh. And yet it can also be cruel. It takes our lives and tears to pieces. What remains is darkness, pain and death.
Ben and Hannah are expecting a child. During a preliminary examination, Hannah is diagnosed to suffer from a inoperable brain tumor. A treatment would endanger the child's health and life. So Hannah decides against it. Ben has trouble dealing with her decision. He swells in memories, in which happiness seems to overshadow everything. Back in reality he realizes, his love for Hannah not only saves a life.

 

Blind As Love

Director  Alex Sultoon
United Kingdom
Runtime   27:16
Completion Date: April 23, 2018
Thriller, Suspense, Musical
First-time Filmmaker
Student Project

An American photographer in London falls for a mysterious man in a nightclub, but witnesses an horrific incident which draws her into a tangled web of desire, music and darkness.

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500

Director  Bogdan Albu
Romania
Runtime 25:49
Completion Date:
First-time Filmmaker

Maria saves a man from drowning , just as she was about to take her own life, only to find out that small kindnesses can come back and change your life.


 

The Noise of the Light

Director  Valentin Petit
France
Runtime 23:20
Completion Date: January 14, 2018
FANTASTIC

Pablo and Marius make a disturbing discovery about their childhood friend Alice: she appears to be able to synthesise into sound the light she is exposed to. But as she soon becomes an instrument of their musical experiences, her gift turns into a sort of curse…

Clover Complex

Director  Anastasia Mikolyuk
United States
Runtime 10:39
Completion Date: March 17, 2018
Slice of life, Comedy

Passionless moments are lost in memory unless provoked by a shared human experience.

In a low-class apartment building, the tenants come to understand the beauty within the idiosyncratic moments of their lives as the building is about to burn down.

 

Second Chance (eng)

Director Claudio Colombo
Italy
Runtime 7 min
Completion Date: Feb 2018
Drama  Thriller

A man in existential crisis decides to reveal a received confession

The sound of silence

Director Kirill Grekov
Russian Federation
Runtime 10 min 20 sec
Completion Date: Mar 2018
Drama, Romance

STUDENT PROJECT
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

The story about man and woman. He is mute. She is tired. But there is an exit: to show all his feelings and maybe to start from scratch.
 

Disclosure

Director T.J. Penton
U S A
Runtime 21 min
Completion Date: Feb 2018
Drama, Thriller, Crime

Disclosure tells a story of child sexual abuse and the investigation that ensues between the female investigator & the father accused of raping his son.

 

The Baby Project

Director Alan Chriest
U S A
Runtime 7 min 30 sec
Completion Date: Apr 2018

Parenting impacts the world. People must pause and examine if they should be parents, how to improve parenting, and commit to resolving their own issues that adversely affect children.

Perfect Evil

Director Alessandro Della Villa
Italy
Runtime 35:48
Completion Date: January 30, 2018
Thriller, Horror

Can Evil achieve perfection? In a single, brutal night, the characters of this film will seek an answer beyond any human or divine boundary.

Addicted to Love

Director Inês Nunes Sampaio
Portugal
Runtime 20:00
Completion Date: November 30, 2017
Drama, Queer

Sol lives intense moments with several people, but gradually the ephemerality of this no longer satisfies her and ceases this demand for love.

HEARTLESS ANGLER

Director Takayuki Ogawa
Japan
Runtime 11:40
Completion Date: July 26, 2017

The man pretended to go to the office and went fishing in the river, but the lie ended in fatal failure.

Around the Music

Director Joaquim Haickel
Brazil
Runtime 15:00
Completion Date: March 27, 2018

Sergio is a lookout in a building and dreams of being an opera singer. Pedro repeatedly asks Sergio to sing a certain song ... And life goes on "Around Music"!

 

Santa's New Sleigh

Director Elizabeth Dean
United States
Runtime 7:02
Completion Date: December 31, 2016
Holiday, Christian, Faith

A humble engineer falls in love at first sight with Santa's only daughter and finds himself magically recruited in an epic dash to save Christmas.
"A story about the enchantment of adventure, the goodness in helping those in need and the faithfulness in unanswered prayers transforming into great gifts through the grace of perfect timing." ~Santa's New Sleigh

hope

Director Cem Arslan
Germany
Runtime 14:59
Completion Date: March 15, 2018

A ragtag group is about to flee illegally across a border. They're confronted with their fears and hopes. The boundaries between reality and dream blur ...

Beyond the Old Road

Director Max Train
Canada    
Runtime 12 min 4 sec
Completion Date: Mar 2018
Drama, Science Fiction, Adventure

The story of the first human in space.

Scratch

Director Danielle Boesenberg
Australia
Runtime 15 min
Completion Date: Nov 2012
Drama

As life threatening allergies throw his family into crisis, 13 year-old Henry must make a heart-wrenching decision.

Broken Earth

Director Alexandre Rufin
Canada
Runtime 14:35
Completion Date: March 1, 2017
Feature, Short

«O Canada! Our home and native land!»

DESTRIER

Director Philippe David Gagné
Canada
Runtime 6:42
Completion Date: March 1, 2017
Comedy, Romance, Drama

On a cold winter day, Guillaume, a broken-hearted lover, attempts to regain his honour on a frozen bay.

On this day I die

Director Martin Rodolphe Villeneuve
Canada
Runtime 17:48
Completion Date: March 1, 2017

A man must deal with the consequences of a recent act. Faced with his conscience, what will he choose to do?

Stay Woke

Director Langston A. Williams
United States
Runtime 25:00
Completion Date: December 10, 2017
Drama, Social, Urban Culture
Student Project

On the eve of an election, the lives of a politician trying to reconnect with the people he once represented, two African American youth frustrated by a recent police killing, and a police office who desires to do the right thing will all collide.

 

Whorehouse Adventure

Director Rom Weissman
United States
Runtime 13:25
Completion Date: January 1, 2018

Home Alone meets True Romance - A 15 year old boy gets a special present for his birthday, a visit to a prostitute, but nothing is as simple as that.

 

Hannah Rosenthal

Semi-Finalist

Director   Naomi Lisner
Australia
Runtime   27:30
Completion Date: October 30, 2017

Hannah is a intellectually challenged woman living with her Mother Miriam who is terminally ill.Miriam is a traditional Jewish woman, worried about Hannah's future. When Hannah meets and falls for Patrick, concerns arise from Miriam. It is a story about traditions, prejudice, hope, fear, ignorance and love.


 

Stamm

Director Jacob Grodnik
United States
Runtime 9:59
Completion Date: October 12, 2017
Romance

Loyalties are tested when a Jewish-American soldier stumbles into the foxhole of a Jewish-German soldier in the Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918

 

GIRL IN A COMA

Director Jeremiah Kaufman
United States
Runtime 11:45
Completion Date: January 25, 2018
Romance

A party girl, Emily, plunges into a Coma then struggles to communicate with her sister Jenn, while Doctor Fleischer wants to pull life support.

 

Republic of Bill Murray

Director Marin Mandir
Croatia
Runtime 34:30
Completion Date: February 3, 2017
Comedy, Satire

A group of fans decide to establish their own fan club, "Republic of Bill Murray", but when a certain Mr. Puding becomes its president, he turns it into a real state and starts expanding its borders across Europe.

Croissant

Director  Marius Conrotto Diaz
Spain
Runtime 6:29
Completion Date: June 30, 2016
Romantic, Drama, Comedy

Two strangers in the same bed The best way to start a new relationship begins with the breakfast.

FAITH

Director  Kymberly Harris
United States
Runtime 22:00
Completion Date: January 2, 2018

FAITH is a character driven dark comedy inspired by the lives and struggles of real teenagers recovering from drug and alcohol abuse in a psych ward. Under the direction of writer/director Kymberly Harris , this young all star ensemble (Britt Lower, "Man Seeking Woman", Futurman", Ryan Donowho "The OC") use method acting techniques to explore the lives of the characters. The result is an edgy, quirky, and heartwarming human story exploring how broken people can find their way back to connection in life and with each other.


 

Help !

Director  Bénédicte BRUNET
France
Runtime 36:00
Completion Date: October 2, 2017
Fiction, social comedy

Mrs A, Mr B, Mr C, Mrs D and Mrs E don't know each other but they live in the same neighborhood and they all share one thing : they feel bad.
" Help ! " is the comedic story of their disappointments where reality goes beyond fiction.
Written by 8 hands, the script is made of personal experiences.

The poet on the Moon / El Poeta en la Luna

Director  Sol Martínez
Argentina
Runtime 11:55
Completion Date: August 28, 2017
 

The poet on the Moon, inspired by the cinema of fantasy and science fiction of the 50's, tells the story of a child, Serguéi, who by his effort and courage becomes a cosmonaut of the Soviet Union. Appointed to travel to the moon with the mission to carry the complete works of the poet Alexander Pushkin, will reveal before his eyes a secret that will make doubt all his beliefs.

El poeta en la Luna, inspirado en el cine de fantasía y ciencia ficción de los años 50´s, cuenta la historia de un niño, Serguéi, que por su esfuerzo y valor llega a convertirse en cosmonauta de la Unión Soviética. Designado para viajar a la Luna con la misión de llevar las obras completas del poeta Alexander Pushkin, se revelará ante sus ojos un secreto que hará poner en duda todas sus creencias.

The oak Tree

Director  Ethan Jahan
United Kingdom
Runtime 23:20
Completion Date: August 12, 2017

In a peaceful village in the mountains of Lebanon, an old man named Fadel, makes a living from crafting canes for the elderly villagers. After a client places an order to him, Fadel heads to the forest to look for the right branch and finds the perfect one on an isolated oak tree. However, the branch is not tall enough, and still needs to grow. Given that, Fadel marks the tree by attaching a green scarf to it and decides to come back later. A few weeks go by, and Fadel comes back to cut the branch. However, as he arrives in front of the oak tree, he discovers that it has turned into a religious shrine for the villagers seeking its blessing. Although intrigued and confused, Fadel remains determined to cut the branch and deliver the cane to his client. Will he be able to get his branch or will the villagers stand in his way ?

 

TRUCK

Director  Canbert Yerguz
Turkey
Runtime 13:25
Completion Date: May 7, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

Besim, who set out on a long interprovincial journey with the truck escrowed
to him, is stuck in the middle of a deserted road in the heart of Anatolia because of an engine breakdown. His efforts to find a mechanic for the truck, fearing that it will catch on fire, becomes more and more complicated with the arrival of kids, a flock of stray sheep, a peasant with a scooter, other peasants with cars, and even more peasants with a tractor, women and the gendarme one after the other. The quarrel between the two enemy villages inflames because of the missing shepherd of the rambling flock; they scuffle and accuse each other of murdering the shepherd. Stuck with a truck which is about to start burning down, Besim is now struggling to stay out of the fight that pulls him in insistently, where no one listens to one another, and also to find someone with a
good sense who will help him with his problem.

Among the Stars

Director  Jack VanderToll, Michelle Elise Harding
United States
Runtime 15:40
Completion Date: November 26, 2017
Drama, Supernatural

Robert, an innocent young man, barely evades a figure who is ruthlessly hunting him. His plight hasn’t gone unnoticed by supernatural beings Michael and Magnus who are both fighting to either save or doom Robert’s soul. Robert seeks help from his friend Felicia as they are caught in the cross hairs of a timeless battle between good and evil.

Robert and Felicia are enjoying a quiet night together when they are abruptly interrupted by a figure who is called upon by Magnus to deliver them to his master. Robert and Felicia aren’t the only ones in danger. Michael has been lured into Magnus's trap in his effort to save them. The fates of both mortal and supernatural hang in the balance on Earth and

 

A Tear In My Heart

Director Fella Cederbaum
U S A  
Runtime   4:50
Completion Date: Jul 2017
Animation, Fantasy, Music

Pain and Sorrow as a Doorway to Truth

Clothes

Director Vesselin Boydev
Bulgaria   
Runtime   23:00
Completion Date: Sep 2016
Drama
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

The short film 'Clothes' follows the relationship between two brothers, who had recently lost their father. The loss unites them and they made their first attempts to overcome the alienation, accumulated over the years, while collecting the clothes of their father from their family home.

 

Something More Banal

Director Shalini Adnani
United Kingdom  
Runtime   15:00
Completion Date: Mar 2017
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
STUDENT PROJECT
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

In an unusual working morning, people sit and wait, contemplating life, and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

The Sparkle

Director  Lana Lekarinou
United States
Runtime   21:00
Completion Date: May 15, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

Caught in a stifling marriage to a narcissist Sophia has reached her breaking point. As she ponders her uncertain future a cast of unsavory characters ponders the worth of her yellow diamond, her most valuable possession. Or is it? When everyone is after the only thing you have, and when the only thing you have is, “The Sparkle.”

Skinhead

Director  Naima Chebahi
France
Runtime   3:26
Completion Date: July 30, 2017

One day a young man decides to shave his hair

THE VIRGIN OF THE WATER

Director  Joaquin Possentini
Argentina
Runtime   29:30
Completion Date: January 2, 2018
Drama, Violence, Thriller, Family, Children, Field, Policial, Racism, Crime

In the monotony of a small town, the corpse of a girl appears on the shores of the lake. A frustrated police investigation and the desperation of a mother in search of justice by her own hand will reveal the family's darkest secrets.

 

UN GOÛT D'AMERTUME

Director  Antonio Petrone
Switzerland
Runtime   14:00
Completion Date: September, 2016
Fiction / Thriller

Patrick Meyer, a middle-aged man who has been very successful in life, has not met the woman of his dreams yet. One day, he decides to try online dating, and encounters Emma Marinelli, his first love, who is also looking for her soul mate. That’s when they go out for a drink in a romantic place. They continue their night in the bedroom, but don’t have quite the same thing in mind... Do Patrick and Emma really know each other after all these years ?

RAAYA

Director  NITIN SHINGAL
India
Runtime   13:21
Completion Date: December 25, 2017

Based on true events this film is a story of a 7 year old girl, Raaya who suffers from autism. Inspite of various medical treatments she is not showing much improvement until a hypnotherapist intervenes.

 

Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing)

Director  Mark Knight
United States
Runtime   6:05
Completion Date: January 1, 2018
Nature, ECO

Forest bathing is the practice of taking a short, leisurely visit to a forest for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku (森林浴).

The practice is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps to lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.

 

Beneath the Diamond Sky

Director  Arseny Muchnick
United Kingdom
Runtime   15 min 11 sec
Completion Date: May 2013
Science Fiction, Fantasy
STUDENT PROJECT
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

A science fiction movie, filmed at several locations with original script and music.
A young man's rational perception of the world is challenged and ultimately overturned by his confrontation of the supernatural and the revelation of his own fate as the world draws towards imminent apocalypse.

 

To Garbo and Lenin

Director  Jessica Laurén
Sweden
Runtime   14:38
Completion Date: June 1, 2017
Drama, Romance, Historical, Political

Greta Garbo and Vladimir Lenin meet at PUB department store in Stockholm 1917. They both have lost a dream. They start a conversation that remains all day while they are walking through
the city.
A historical fantasy in a mixed technique about two people before they become icons and their dreams before they come true.

The Departure

Director  Milan Bath
Germany
Runtime   14:19
Completion Date: September 1, 2017
Student Project

A woman is preparing her flat for departure. Step by step she seems to be following a strict plan. The Departure is refecting on the correlation of modern rationality and nationalsocialism.


 

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