Chakra-Vyooh

Director   Gaurie Bonsley
United States
Runtime   16:33
Completion Date:October 31, 2017
Sci-Fi, Drama
First-time Filmmaker

Chakra-Vyooh is a trap set by unseen force for a man to keep churning in his daily pattern of life. Ryan is one such trapped being. He is living a typical lifestyle that of a career professional but he feels a void deep inside. A guiding force nudges Ryan to introspect. The introspection sheds light on the robotic nature of his life and the universal context within which he is living that life. A want to break out of monotony of life emerges within himself. Will Ryan be able to get out of the trap with the help of guiding force or will he remain confined to Chakra-Vyooh?

 

Waiting for Lou

Director   Katerine Martineau
Canada
Runtime   14:35
Completion Date: May 1, 2017
First-time Filmmaker
Student Project

Jess, 16 years old, is being offered a road trip to California by Lou, her eccentric grandmother who will soon be released from jail. To make their plan come true, Jess has to find Lou's car and face her dysfunctional family environment.

 

RA MENADA

Director   Alice Angeletti
Germany
Runtime   9:01
Completion Date: November 24, 2016
Experimental
Student Project

The daily light is often too bright and unbearable. But the sun disappears quite quickly. And then a blue darkness caresses your tired eyes,while the restless memory of ancient stones makes the silence sound even louder. Are you sure that you really want to go back?

 

SANTA INOCENCIA (dir. M. Campos Olivé)

Director   Meritxell Campos Olivé
Germany
Runtime   01:05:54
Completion Date: January 1, 2018

Santa Inocencia is a journey into the inner self. In the frame of a small Italian village, eight characters atone themselves through the structure of the station drama. The film investigates in the spirit of the absurd the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it's constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.

 

STERNENKIND

Director   Daniel Michalos
Germany
Runtime   22:45
Completion Date: December 15, 2016
Student Project

Sternenkind is a short film about a couple (Julia and Hannes) that is awaiting their first child. In the last third of the pregnancy a lethal illness is diagnosed to the child which means that it will die before birth. The couple leaves the city for the countryside. Julia wants to get away from the friends and the expectations of being pregnant. Hannes is driving to work every day. Julia is left alone with the unborn child. While she is waiting for the child to die (inside her), the differences between the couple emerge and destroy their relationship.


 

CHUCKWALLA (K. Krauss)

Director   Korinna Krauss
Greece
Runtime   24:00
Completion Date: January 23, 2017
Drama
First-time Filmmaker
Student Project

A Greek island. The unemployed Tassos and his girlfriend Niki have to move out of their house. It will be torn down to build a new road. They decide to emigrate to Niki's homeland Bulgaria. But both fear what is to come and cannot part from what they leave behind. Tassos starts to fight a group of strangers, who steal stones from their garden wall. Niki hides behind sarcasm and takes to drinking. When they realize how far they have drifted apart, it already seems too late.

 

THE GIRLS WERE DOING NOTHING

Director   Dekel Berenson
United Kingdom
Runtime   17:00
Completion Date: October 18, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

The Girls Were Doing Nothing is a study into the conflicting nature of love and the human soul – our basic needs for stability, comfort and routine which clash with equality strong desires for novelty, variety and freedom. Marta and Jake are a married couple in their late 30’s. Working in senior professional positions, they are very wealthy: living together in a luxurious cosmopolitan home while spending much of their free time eating at expensive restaurants and exercising at private gyms. Their idealistic lifestyle is a grandiose means of concealing and deflecting the strains of their spousal dynamic. For Jake and Martha, communication has become an obligation; intimacy has become a rarity; and love itself has become a cliché. All of that is about to change when Andrea, their attractive and affable neighbour, asks Jake and Marta for a favour while she goes on holiday.

 

WINTER IN LVIV

Director   Till Mayer, Pirmin Styrnol
Ukraine
Runtime   17:30
Completion Date: March 1, 2016
Documentary, Short
First-time Filmmaker

„Winter in Lviv“ is a short-documentary about the situation of four Ukrainian women,trying to get by in a country that is struggling with an escalating conflict on the Eastern border as well as a heavy economic crisis.


 

THE WEDDING

Director   Sebastian Mayr
Austria
Runtime   40:00
Completion Date: March 1, 2016
Student Project

Mark, an unemployed photographer around 30 living in Vienna, comes back home to the countryside for his sister’s wedding. While his older brothers are both married, have steady jobs and children, Mark is still working as a waiter, waiting for his big breakthrough. As usual on family events, everybody keeps asking uncomfortable questions, Mark answers more or less patiently. Already feeling out of place, Mark sees his recent ex-girlfriend Olivia - with her new boyfriend. The event continues with the usual rituals, food and an elevated amount of alcohol, when Mark decides to take his chance with Olivia, who tells him she’s pregnant. Disillusioned Mark gets seriously drunk. On the next day he wakes up alone in the castle where the wedding took place. He walks on home where the whole family is having breakfast in the garden. His oldest brother Jonas acts as usual, insensitive and trying to substitute the absent father. Mark tells him what he and everybody thinks about him and that he should stop acting this way – and leaves the table.


 

THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS

Director   Adrian Goiginger
Austria
Runtime   01:43:00
Completion Date: February 9, 2017
Feature

A kid´s true story of his life in the unusual world of his heroin addict mother and their love of each other.

ONCE UPON A TIME

Director   Annick Christiaens
Belgium
Runtime   10:03
Completion Date: January 17, 2017

When David, a young Jewish medicine student, decides to bring a laughter on the sorrowful face of a young girl, he has just crossed in a park, he happily ignores the amount of obstacles it will take him, to succeed eventually in his goal in despite of himself.

 

Decloud

Director  Khomthong "Tony" Rungsawang
Thailand
Runtime   16:44
Drama, Fantasy
Completion Date: August 4, 2017
Student Project

While attending a funeral he has no desire in being in, Jesse is approached by an old friend, Kevin, who persuades him to ditch the funeral in search of Decloud, a skate park hidden in deep in the Electric Forest.

 

WHEN A FLAME STANDS STILL

Director  Michael Mike Canon
United States
Runtime  17:57
Completion Date: August 18, 2016
Holocaust Drama, Romance
First-time Filmmaker
Student Project:

While anti-Semitism is on the rise in Nazi Germany, a young Jewish couple takes on a cultural practice that prohibits them from touching one another . . . and as they yearn to be closer, they express their love in ways they never could have imagined.

 

Illusion

Director  Аlina Khoroshilova
Ukraine
Runtime  27:07
Completion Date: May 1, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

The deep future. The world after tremendous disaster. People, who did survived, are mainly engaged into digging through stratums, remained from the former civilization

DOPING

Director  Maria Vorobyeva
Russian Federation
Runtime  21:20
Completion Date: September 20, 2017
Student Project
First-time Filmmaker

Feeling

Director  Zhenya Sidchenko
Russian Federation
Runtime  15:00
Completion Date:
Student Project

There are many ordinary things happen in this life. However, if you look at them intently, you can see the formation of various processes.

Pharmaceutist's Hobby or Family Psychologist

Director  Finkel Kateryna
Israel
Runtime  17:21
Completion Date: June 1, 2017
First-time Filmmaker
Student Project

Ungracious pharmacy visitors wishing to acquire poison, fall into the trap of justice and rethinking the psychological moments of the worldview.

Bolos

Director  Peche Roberts
United States
Runtime  6:05
Completion Date: August 1, 2016
First-time Filmmaker

 A girl and her little sister collect items from the once Wild West.
The short/narrative music video is set to a reorganization of composer Antonín Dvořák's popular 12th String Quartet. The piece, written on a visit to the United States in 1893, incorporates impressions of the country's melting-pot folk music and its various ethnic influences.

 

Heart and Hammers

Director  Ilia Ichman
Israel
Runtime  24:58
Completion Date: May 1, 2017
First-time Filmmaker:
Student Project:

The film shows a painful creative process of a gifted, versatile painter and an extraordinary man, Boris Dubrov, who describes his inner world through his huge oil painting, which is a universal protest against evil.

Mato Twilight

Director  Tang Peiyan, Uchiya Emi
China
Runtime 21:50
Completion Date: July 1, 2017

The story is about a retired music teacher and her young tenant who solved their own problems via the same incidence.

Mourning Dove

Director  Alexandra Petrus
United States
Runtime  11:49
Completion Date: May 10, 2017
Student Project
First-time Filmmaker

A young refugee uses imagination to accept her tragic past.

Thoughts of Love

Director  Agnieszka Gasiorek
Denmark
Runtime  12:00
Completion Date: May 4, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

Nigel and Iris go to a festival. But something is wrong with Nigel, because he has started to be in doubt of whether he is in love with his best friend or not. Iris gives him a hard time because she flirts with the eccentric guy, Keith. Nigel decides to run away to the ocean, to figure out what to do. When he comes back to the party his mind is clear, he will let Iris do what she wants. When she then starts to show interest in Nigel, he is again in doubt because is it worth risking their friendship?

 

Lee's Choice

Director  Joshua Costea
Canada
Runtime 8:35
Completion Date: July 4, 2016
Student Project

What would it be like if the fate of the world rested in the hands of a child -- or in the hands of elemental gods behaving like children?
After millennia of battling one another using our world as a battleground, the four Elemental gods -Earth, Fire, Water and Air- take human form and come down to earth for one final showdown. After they reach a stalemate yet again, they come to a decision - choose a mortal child to be the impartial judge. They find Lee and put the fate of our world in her hands; choose the strongest force and award them dominion over our world or face their wrath.
With the likelihood of bringing about the apocalypse no matter who she chooses, Lee has to use her wits to save humanity’s future.

The Lachance Kids

Director  Coline Pagoda
France
Runtime 01:40:30
Completion Date: May 2, 2017
First-time Filmmaker

The story of four siblings, who are living together and learning to rebuild themselves, several years after their parents' death

Monkey With A Gun

Director  Graham-John Salvaterra
Canada
Runtime 12:04
Completion Date: August 31, 2016
First-time Filmmaker

Hoodie, a passionate activist with crippling shyness, wants to put an end to vigilantism, but the Sheeple, manipulated by a slimy Salesman, are about to give a Monkey a gun!
Monkey With A Gun is a short, experimental dark comedy with elements of slasher horror that confronts the dark side of gun culture. It's like Godard's Weekend with the paranoia of Goodfellas and the biting satire of South Park.

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