Te Makutu, The Curse

Director   Jonathan Zsofi
New Zealand
Runtime   20:00
Completion Date: August 23, 2017
History, Fantasy, Drama

Two star-crossed lovers in colonial New Zealand incur the wrath of a deadly spirit that follows them into the present where they must decide between lives apart or love and death.

 

Colorado Counties: A Journey in Watercolor

Director   Ronnie Cramer
United States
Runtime   9:20
Completion Date: December 1, 2017
Art, Painting

Artist/musician Ronnie Cramer spent years traveling throughout Colorado ("by foot, Jeep and Harley-Davidson") and painted a scene in each of the state's 64 counties. This film displays these works and features Cramer's wistful musical score. Colorado is of course known for its' scenic beauty, but you'll see a variety of images, including urban and rural, vibrant and dilapidated, spectacular and commonplace.

 

Burning Grief

Director   Mike Donaghy
United Kingdom
Runtime   4:22
Completion Date: July 12, 2017

Three sisters deal with grief in their own different ways.

The Eve

Director   Luca Machnich
Runtime   19:24
Completion Date: August 18, 2015
Horror, Drama
First-time Filmmaker

Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen.

 

MA TERRE

Director   Rué Michaël
Switzerland
Runtime   13 min
Completion Date: Dec 2016
Fiction

My smell remembers this sweet and strange perfume that emanated from the street, it was the taste of
freedom ... my freedom, my flight in the life of the great, finally, that I became great and strong, now I'm able
to go alone without the help and presence of my father with me, the one that meant so much in my life, since
these early rounds of bicycle wheels up today ! The darkness comes back to me, sounds
fade slowly disappear, then the dark ... I'm cold, I'm afraid, I can not move, I'm stuck, no ... prisoner ! I must
call, scream, yell my name ... my freedom .... ! Who am I ? Where am I ? I'm tired, I want to sleep ... I
sleep ... I sleep ...

The Investors

Director  Lara Wickman McCarthy
U S A
Runtime   16 min
Completion Date: Oct 2017
Comedy, Thriller
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

At an intimate dinner party where greed, temptation, and terror are on the menu, integrity is à la carte.

Finnish Crepe Socks

Director  Evgeny Soloviev
Russian Federation
Runtime   17:40
Completion Date:

Poor student Sergei is desperately finding a way to improve his financial position and pay off his debts, but speculative deal with finish crepe socks does not come out as expected…

 

Birthday Knitting

Director  Christos Hatzis
Greece
Runtime   6:55
Completion Date: October 13, 2017
Experimental, Short, Student, Other

In this short silent film two girls decide to knit a birthday present for their friend - but things aren't as easy as they seem..!

 

PM 2.5

Director Piotr Biedroń
Poland
Runtime  6:40
Completion Date: March 1, 2017
Feature, Short

A day in the life of a man who lives in a deadly polluted city. He faces a choice: him or hope for the future.

Sans le Kosovo


Director  Dea Gjinovci
France  
Runtime  22 min
Completion Date: Jan 2017
Documentary, Family, History
STUDENT PROJECT
1ST TIME FILMMAKER

An honest portrayal of a father daughter journey into the wounds of an exile.

Nazareth

Director  Tate Webb
U S A
Runtime  49 min 30 sec
Completion Date: May 2017
Family, Drama

After reaching the final rung on an empty corporate ladder, Nathan Tyler, a successful financier, shuns the bright city lights in favor of returning his disjointed family to his hometown of Nazareth in the mountains of NC. How hard could this all be? Turns out. Pretty Hard. Invited to be Provost of the local college, Nathan doesn't find the chill rural life he remembers. Instead he must navigate the waters of ex-girlfriends, off-the-wall professors, and the sweet ineptness of small-town life.

Insatiable

Director  Manuel Mousiol
Germany
Runtime  25:00
Completion Date: September 25, 2017

Patricia is trying to free herself from the ability to completely control her feelings. Her adventurous quest for a solution brings a wrongfully chosen path with a man, but an extradordinary love with a woman. A woman that perceives feelings as colors and brings a sense of normality into her life. Are the new feelings her own, or just imposed?


 

The Blogger

Director  Lorenzo Sterzi
Canada
Runtime   13:00
Completion Date: August 10, 2017
Comedy, LGBT
First-time Filmmaker

In a kitsch and outdated reception hall, typical of an American hotel, Marcus Öst is hosting a party to celebrate the first anniversary of his blog. He believes that his guests, superficial publicists, diligent readers, brand representatives courting him for an article and everyone else - even opportunists who are only coming for the free buffet - will be impressed by the chic venue and the eloquence of his speech. Blinded by his selfies, Marcus doesn’t understand that they only came to take advantage of him - everyone, that is, except Didier...


 

Hiccup

Director  Alec Vrins
France
Runtime  15:00
Completion Date: July 26, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

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 Way Back Home

Director  Ali Kerem Gulermen
Turkey
Runtime  20:00
Completion Date: July 31, 2017

The film tells the story of a man's journey and finding love of existence with his visions.

The Magic Bracelet

Director Jon Poll
U S A
Runtime  18 min  
Completion Date:   May 2013


The Magic Bracelet' mysteriously links best friends Angela, Ashley and a cheese obsessed dog. When Ashley inherits a totem bracelet from a friend who died of Mitochondrial Disease- the same illness she herself battles- it leads the girls on a mystical journey of discovery in which a new level of friendship, family and healing is revealed.

The Way Home

Director  Federico Olivetti
Italy
Runtime   25:52
Completion Date:  May 26, 2017

Michele is a sardinian kid, fatherless, exuberant and rebel. One morning he skips school and reaches a coastal town, apparently deserted. He wanders through the streets of the city, has an accident, gets scared and goes back home. He asks his mother for help, but she ignores him. He runs away, and roams lonely and abandoned, as a stray dog, through ruins and wild paths, pushing himself further and further away from the sea. Exhausted, he descends a gorge carved in red rock, at the end of which he commits a violence that will change him forever.

 

SACRED! MUSIC FROM THE HEART

Director Ian Woodward
United Kingdom
Runtime  12:00
Completion Date: February 6, 2017

THE WORLD of American opera-singer-turned-priest Jim Watson is changed forever in Ian Woodward’s 2016 film I’LL WALK WITH GOD when wife-to-be Emma reveals the cruel fate that will overwhelm both their lives and that of Jim’s daughter, Holly. The film has been screened worldwide. Among its 30 awards have been those for Best International Musical Drama, Best Foreign Musical, Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Choir. Now, in response to requests from film audiences and directors of international festivals, SACRED! MUSIC FROM THE HEART distills five of the best-loved and most inspirational songs from “I’ll Walk with God” into one glorious, continuous stream. It allows our eyes and ears to glory in the inspirational, uplifting beauty of “Ave Maria”, “Because God Made Thee Mine”, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “The Lord’s Prayer” and “I’ll Walk With God”. Created, written and produced by Ian Woodward, SACRED! and I’LL WALK WITH GOD star Norman Bowman as the Rev Jim Watson, Virginia Byron as Emma Crawford and Claire Heverin as Holly Watson and feature the award-winning Encore Films Choir (Joyce Agbonson, Lara Cooper-Chadwick, Anastasia Drew, Aude Florentin, Elisa Hayrapetyan, Daria King, Francesca Moran, Georgina Roberts, Laia Martinez Rubir). Organist & Choir Vocal Coach: Natalie Anne Owen.

Match

Director  Diana Chao
Brazil
Runtime  7:00
Completion Date: July 10, 2016

Happy hour.
A guy walks into a bistro and starts swiping left and right on a dating app.A girl goes in and sits by a table next to him. They exchange looks,there's something real between them. She's on the same app that he is but then...they match on it.

From that point on that spark of personal connection that had been built between them is followed by an apathy that stems from the mutual judgment they pass on each other when she checks his profile and he checks hers.

 

2 by 2 (English Subtitles)

Director  Mark Playne
United Kingdom
Runtime  15:09
Completion Date: September 19, 2017

"There's a thin line between love and hate."

Two macho shepherds – men divided by history, hate and a high border fence that separates their countries – suddenly realise that they have a chance to be the last two human survivors of an impending worldwide catastrophe.
However, their survival depends on one of them being man enough, to dress up as a woman.

 

We Have a Dream

Director  Giammatteo Chiarello
Italy
Runtime  20:00
Completion Date: June 10, 2017

Filmon, Efrata, Nura and Jonathan are little more than twenty years old. They are Eritrean and are fleeing the dictatorship of their President Isaias Afewerki. They are waiting to learn their destiny in the refugee camp in Castelnuovo di Porto, just outside of Rome, where the majority of Eritrean refugees are housed. Ibrahim, however, is a Guinean. He is also a young man but he arrived in Italy by mistake, looking for a father he never knew.

 

Funky Lola

Director  Julio Mas Alcaraz
Spain
Runtime  16:41
Completion Date: April 10, 2017

Isabel is around seventy years old. She lives alone in her old apartment in a popular neighbourhood in Madrid. Her son has serious debt problems but he cannot work because he is serving time in jail, and is only released on some weekends on parole. Isabel starts a daring, resolute endeavour to find a job and help him. As obstacles arise and her frustration increases, she ends up making a bold and surprising decision.

 

SWEETHEART

Director  Jeremie Seguin
France  
Runtime  17 min 12 sec
Completion Date: Jul 2017

'I'm 15 and still waiting for my mother's caress.'

She loves me, He loves me not.

Director  Alexandre Mermaz
United Kingdom
Runtime  12:53
Completion Date:

A girl picks a petal off a flower. « He loves me? » The petal falls. Her certainties are shaken. An old lady looks in the eye of her long-time partner, she now firmly believes it. « He loves me not! »
We are just little particles of biology looking for a soulmate.

Want ice cream!


Director  Irina Gobozashvili
Russian Federation
Runtime  18:38
Completion Date: July 30, 2017

A single mother, working in a non-stop mode, forced to take daughter to work.
Some times later mother has discovered, that her daughter has vanished. One girl has stolen her.

After We Have Left Our Homes.

Director  Marc Adamson
United Kingdom
Runtime  8:00
Completion Date: July 12, 2017

Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

Shemira

Director  Adam Wells
United Kingdom
Runtime  21:45
Completion Date: July 14, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

Myer - a survivor of humanity's greatest crime - spends one final night alongside his beloved, Leah. After over six decades since Leah became his wife, death has separated them. The story takes place across one night during the ritual of Shemira, the Jewish tradition of guarding a body from death to burial. We are the invisible witness to their intimate, private farewell from one another - an outpouring of Myer's memories, from the seemingly insignificant and incidental, to the life-changing and unexpected.

THE SEEKERS

Director  Mark Visioner
Russian Federation
Runtime  01:39:39
Completion Date: October 9, 2016

This film is a fatal and unexpected trip of four young friends from an urban world of vanity, urgent business and quick delights to the country of Spirit, to Holy land of Athos.

Summer

Director  Astrid Hofstaetter-Fuerpass
Austria
Runtime  7 min 10 sec
Completion Date: Jun 2017

Since the big stock market crash, caused by insane financial speculations, an economic crisis and unemployment rule peoples life. But now at last, things are getting better. Finally, also Karl (22) has found work again. Proud of his new job, now Karl finds the courage to get closer to Anna. It seems that both are facing a good, promising future.

 

UNE PUNITION

Director  Roc Cyril
France
Runtime  15 min
Completion Date: 2014 - June

A student is supervised by a retainer of the most feared high school teachers. Gradually the punishment will
turn against the teacher ...

 

A MEDITATION

Director  Joe Petricca
United States
Runtime 15:40
Completion Date: November 1, 2016

A man who is a little lost finds himself connecting with a surprising woman who shows up to buy the DVR he is selling on Craigslist.

Christmas Anti-fable

Director  Efthimios Hatzis
Greece
Runtime 26 min 40 sec
Completion Date: Apr 2017

Under the rain and into the soil a certain living species is perishing, endangering mankind. The top 3 scientists from Asia, Africa and Europe need to implement a groundbreaking procedure this Christmas – which one of them will be transformed into a worm for the salvation the world?

CHINGARI -THE SPARK

Director  Ahsan Bharati
India  
Runtime 19:59
Completion Date: February 28, 2017

Its a story of landlords' era of 1970's in TELANGANA REGION of unified Andhrapradesh state of India based on bonded labours. Lachchi was also a one of bonded labours of landlord krishna Rao whose men kidnaps Lachchi's daughter phulva on her marriage eve for recovery of debts, Lachchi rushes to landlord Krishna Roa and offers herself for freeing her daughter to get married, Krishna Rao agreed to her and release Phulva in lieu of her, but the story turns at the end.

sechs nach siebzig (six after seventy)

Directors  Peter Jeschke, Pavel Franzusov
Germany  
Runtime 23 min. 13 sec.
Completion Date: Jan 2017

But what about the memory of Holocaust in Germany, more than seventy years later?
Trump, Putin, Boris Johnson, Le Pen, Baschar al-Assad, Erdogan, AfD, Pegida: the worldwide wave of populism and right thought does not stop before Germany. And suddenly, one has to hope that enough people have taken care of history lessons so that the Third Reich does not happen again. But what about the memory of Holocaust in Germany, more than seventy years later? The filmmakers observed peoples behavior at the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin for one year. The spatial confinement led to a microcosm that contains all the themes and conflicts of the present memory culture. "Six after seventy" shows in six short episodes the radically different ways of dealing with the Holocaust more than seventy years later. Whether enough history lessons has remained in people's minds, everyone has to answer for themselves.

Sound of the Soundless

Director  Yang Yufei
China
Runtime 12:00
Completion Date: January 12, 2017

Huan Sheng is a young lawyer. Since he focused too much on his work, his wife felt neglected. During an accident, he saw himself that he had never seen before. He and she, which direction will their relationship go?

ROTTEN

Director  Rona Cohen
United Kingdom
Runtime 15:00
Completion Date: March 1, 2016
First-time Filmmaker


When 6 YO Little Suzie, who hates tomatoes, is forced to live with her tomato-obsessed grandma, she decides to kill grandma so she wouldn’t have to eat tomatoes ever again.

Jax In Love

Director Colin Campbell
U S A
Runtime 20 min 20 sec  
Completion Date:  Jun 2017
1ST TIME FILMMAKER


A mysterious and lonely young woman, Jax (Rakefet Abergel) is traveling through the expansive desert of the American West, in search of some tangible connection, a kindred spirit or like-minded soul with whom she can bond. When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, her journey takes a dangerous turn, and we learn this seemingly sweet woman may not be who she seems at all. How far will she go for love? Will she make it out of the desert alive?

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