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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

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Bulgaria, 2015, 17 min 18 sec

“You are beautiful” is a short story about a very special day in the lives of three people. Each of them learns a secret about some of the other two and each of them doesn’t know something that the others do. At dinner, when they gather, this leaves them speechless.

Director Hristo Poriazoff
Writer Alexander Manuiloff
Producer Hristo Poriazoff

Hristo Poriazoff

My name is Hristo Poriazoff. I’m Bulgarian based TV Director. Through the years, I
I worked with many Artists, Performers, mainly for the Bulgarian National Television. In May 2014 I started the Project I’m most proud of. The name of the short movie is “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL”. In the current moment the film is ready.
It is my Director’s debut. The short film is not intended for commercial purposes, we only want to show our creation on some film festivals around the globe.

All I Want

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India, 2016, 7 min 24 sec

This is the story of a purposeful, single minded and unwavering pursuit, of a street urchin Ratan, to buy one mango.
Ratan is a 7-8 years old incorrigible and aimless street bum; who rambles through an entire day to buy one mango. The only money he has is 9 bucks. The mango seller he asks, ridicules him while telling the prices of all the varieties of mangoes available. Ratan knows he is short of 10 bucks to buy the mango. In his struggle of buying ‘Ek Piece Aam’, the very audacious Ratan does whatever he can; and thus begins Ratan’s wild goose chase to get 10 rupees more.

Director Venika Mitra
Writer Venika Mitra
Producer Crowd funding friends and family

Venika Mitra

After passing out from Bachelors in Mass Media and Mass Communication, Delhi University, India in 2008 I came to Mumbai. I always wanted to work in films. I wanted to know how films are made. I have been working as an assistant director in Hindi Film industry since 2008. I have worked at all sorts of levels on a film / advertisement set, learning at every stage, slowly graduating to become a First A.D of a film unit.

Awakening

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Finland, 2016, 10 min 6 sec

To provide a life-style his wife and son deserve, Jake takes on a lot of pressure at his job as a real-estate agent. But can he handle it all? As things start to pile up he seeks guidance from a psychiatrist. Per his doctors orders Jake takes a few days at one of his listings, a remote summerhouse, to work on his self-suggestion. All goes well until Jake senses something disturbing. Something within him or something else? He decides to ignore the piles of work staring at him from his make up desk and continues with the exercise. During his self-suggestion Jake has disturbing visions and is not sure what to do. The visions intrigue him and with his doctor encouraging him to take control over his thoughts Jake dives deeper. The only problem is that neither the doctor or Jake has any idea what is lurking in the depths of a well-intentioned mind.

Director Rolf Lindblom
Writer Rolf Lindblom
Producer Rolf Lindblom

Rolf Lindblom

Rolf Lindblom is a self-taught filmmaker with thoughts not only on filmmaking, but on life as a creative person, being a lifelong learner, and living day-to-day as a person who is obsessed with cinema.

Wormhole

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Finland, 2016, 12 min 28 sec

Vienna 1914. Otto finds a wormhole into another dimension. It drives his mental health and relationship with Emma into ruins. They both end up seeking help from Freud’s couch.

Director Turun Anikistit
Writer Turun Anikistit
Producer Kimmo Sillanmikko & Jupe Louhelainen

Turun Anikistit

Film is directed together by eight members of Turun Anikistit – a collective of talented, award-winning animation filmmakers from Finland. This is their third film together. Directors: Tommi Juutilainen, Lauri Järvenpää, Samppa Kukkonen, Antti Laakso, Chrzu Lindström, Joni Männistö, Lotta Rapeli, Elli Vuorinen.
Previous films (together as Turun Anikistit): English Lessons, 2008, Commercial Break, 2013
Commissioned work: For Turku European Capital of Culture 2011: Dim Creatures, an animation installation.

Miles to Go Before I Sleep

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Finland, 2015, 13 min 18 sec

A young Congolese woman shares her story of becoming a victim of child trafficking and being thrown into a whirlwind of drifting between continents.

Director  Hanna Hovitie
Writer  Hanna Hovitie & Noora Kuparinen
Producer  Arto Tuohimaa

Hanna Hovitie

Hanna Hovitie was born in 1991 in Helsinki, Finland. In 2011 Hovitie was accepted to study cinematography and editing in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki. During her studies Hovitie became fascinated with documentary film and started working as an editor. In 2015 Hovitie graduated from Metropolia with a Bachelor’s degree in Culture and Arts. As her thesis project Hovitie directed her first film ”Miles to Go Before I Sleep”, a short documentary that was filmed partly in Zambia and partly in Finland.

Golden Thread

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United States, 2014, 22 min 31 sec

When 8 year old Lisa’s mom dies, Lisa becomes determined to find a way to reunite with her.

Director Jade Aksnes
Writer Jade Aksnes
Producer Rachel Amanda Alterman

Jade Aksnes

Jade is from Norway, and recently graduated from the American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a BA in Film and TV Production, specializing in Directing, and an MA in Film Analysis. Jade has written and directed several short films, amongst them her short “ENGLESPILL” which was broadcast on Norwegian national television, screened at multiple film festivals in Europe and the US, and won the Audience Choice Award at WIZ-ART Film Festival in Ukraine. Based on her film production, Jade was awarded the Establishment Scholarship for Outstanding Artists from the City Government of Bergen, Norway, and recently she was also awarded the Artist Grant from Hordaland County Council in Norway for the development of her first feature project.

Pushing Night Away

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Norway, 2016, 22 min 22 sec

A meeting between Eddie, who wants to kill himself, and Kate, who is fighting to stay alive.

Director Jade Aksnes
Writer Jade Aksnes
Producer Siv Aksnes & Niels Peter Hærem

Jade Aksnes

Jade is from Norway, and graduated in 2014 from the American Film Institute Conservatory with an MFA in Directing. Prior to this she completed her studies in Norway with a BA in Film and TV Production, specializing in Directing, and an MA in Film Analysis. Jade has written and directed several short films, amongst them her short “GOLDEN THREAD” which screened at 22 film festivals in the US and Europe, and won several awards including “Best Narrative Short”, “Best Directing” and “Best Screenplay”. Based on her film production, Jade was awarded the Establishment Scholarship for Outstanding Artists from the City Government of Bergen, Norway, and recently she was also awarded the Artist Grant from the Norwegian Arts Council. Currently, she is working on developing her first feature film project.

Testimony

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Irland, 2015, 8 min 58 sec

In 1991, Cat O’Neill testifies in a domestic abuse court hearing. Case parties: Mum and Dad.

Director Kamila Dydyna
Writer Kamila Dydyna
Producer Kamila Dydyna , Eamonn Tutty & Cara Bamford

Kamila Dydyna

Kamila Dydyna is an actor, writer, and award-winning filmmaker based in Dublin. She graduated from The Gaiety School of Acting, The National Theatre School of Ireland. As an actor, she worked for BBC Radio 4, a number of independent short films, and will next appear in the Irish premiere of “Normal” with Restless Ecstasy theatre company.

Her debut short film “Testimony” was picked up by RTE, Aer Lingus, and U.S. Shorts HD Network, following a successful global festival run, including a selection for Belfast Film Festival. Her new short, “The Betrayal,” featuring IFTA-winning talent, is currently in post-production.

TILL THE MOON DESERTS THE SKY

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Italy, 2016, 25 min 42 sec

A magical place that seems straight out of a fairy tale, we are in a small town near Treviso, in Italy.
All began in 1969 when Bruno has build a swing behind his inn. Today, that place is an amusement park. He has constructed an assortment of swings, slides, seesaws, and roller coasters in the middle of the woods. That place is a free playground using zero electricity, a magical playground of handmade, human-powered amusement rides. Bruno says he got the inspiration for his builds from the movement of the constantly encroaching nature all around.
The story of Bruno and his life, 46 years after the the first day of work, a place between dream and reality, a love story for his wife Marisa, for life, for nature.

Director Elisa Bucchi & Nicola Bogo
Producer PRODUZIONIYPICO

Elisa Bucchi & Nicola Bogo

ProduzioniYPico is a video production company based in Italy founded in 2013 by Elisa Bucchi and Nicola Bogo. The company is a multimedia video farm and the main focus is the direction, production and post-production of documentary films on people, social theme, human rights. Elisa and Nicola realized documentary in various countries including Italy, Mozambique, Perù, Brasil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Spain, Tunisia, India, Russia, Turkey and they work also with not for profit organisation and NGO of international cooperation, developing documentaries and reportage.

Fear

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Belgium, 2015, 7 min 15 sec

One day, at the front, when a heavy fight takes place, Pieter watches anxiously back at his live, like the fear for telling the girl of his dreams, Emma, that he loves her,…
He wants to get rid of those fears… Until he understands that a live without fear might not be possible for him.

Director Kenneth Kerckhofs
Writer Kenneth Kerckhofs
Producer Kenneth Kerckhofs

Kenneth Kerckhofs

Kenneth Kerckhofs is a 30 year old Belgian director/producer. He wrote several short movies and is also an associate producer of the feature film ‘Johnny Walker’ from Kris De Meester. For ‘Fear’ he worked with a 2nd time Oscar-winner as a co-producer.

Jungle

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France, 2016, 18 min 26 sec

Zaman is a young afghan boy who lives and works as an hairdresser in a salon, in Calais’s migrant camp the ‘Jungle’. Like thousands of others he has fled from war.
As the french government announces ‘jungle’s’ imminent destruction, Zaman does not know where to go. Reaching the U.K. seems to be his only option, even if he has to risk his life crossing in the hope of a better life.

Director Colia Vranici
Writer Colia Vranici
Producer Idris Lettifi

Colia Vranici

Born in 1988 in Dunkerque, Colia Vranici went to Paris to study film and then work as a casting director, assistant director and assistant production manager for directors such as Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, Albert Serra and Jacques Doillon. In 2012 she directed her first short, Les Enfants de Jean Bart, then took a masters in film at the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) as well as at the École cantonale d’art in Lausanne (ECAL), where she made Le miel est plus doux que le sang, selected at the 67th Festival Del Film Locarno.

THE DRAGON’S DEMISE

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France, 2016, 26 min

Marianne, Mike and Angèle have gathered once more around their mother. In ten days, following the end of the treatment protocol, Claudine will be dead. Ten days? Marianne never grasped the fact that they would have to wait so long.

Director Marina Diaby
Writer Marina Diaby
Producer Sebastien Haguenauer

Marina Diaby

After an adolescence spent in rural Corrèze – a land of chestnut trees and wild blueberries – Marina moved to Paris at 18. She had longed for the capital since she was eight, dreamt of sashaying down the Champs Elysées in long, figure-hugging furs: everything would surely come together in the city of lights!
The next step was figuring out how that would happen…
A smattering of literature courses, a lot of baby-sitting, months spent as a helper in a retirement home, years manning the switchboard for a taxi firm…until she met Philippe Carcassonne. One evening, as he was ordering a cab, she recognised the producer of the film by Anne Fontaine she had seen a few days beforehand and a professional alliance was born, one as unusual as it was unlikely, yet one which has stood the test of time.
After meeting Brigitte Sy, who became a close friend, Marina decided to become a director’s assistant and this is where she discovered film sets, film shooting and the whole movie-making process.
She wrote her first short film, Chacun sa nuit (Beyond the night, produced by Mezzanine Films in 2011), and embraced movie directing: this is obviously why Marina had come to Paris, and though she still hasn’t sashayed down the Champs Elysées in a fur coat, she has become a film director, and that my friends, is definitely for the best.

Emigrant

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Spain, 2015, 30 min

The documentary “Emigrant” is a view of emigration which is not as a problem or the social phenomenon. Hundreds of thousands people leave the Homeland in search of the better life worldwide . Behind impressive statistics there are specific people , at each of which –the destiny the thoughts and hopes. In this movie emigration is a question – why and for the sake of what people are sometimes ready even to risk life , trying to carry out departure from the country …

Director Diosble Moreno Morales
Writer Diosble Moreno Morales
Producer Moreno Dina

Diosble Moreno Morales

Diosble Moreno Morales was born in Cuba Habana en 1982. In 1990 he emigrated to Spain. In 2008 came to Russia and got to the University of cinematogra phy to the cameraman`s Department . Since 2008 he is been working on the Russian TV. He is a Director of photography in various entertainment programs on TV channel Russia 1. The documentary Emigrant is his thesis.

We Fly Again

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Romania, 2016, 20 min 20 sec

The movie ‘We Fly Again’ tells the unwritten story of the birds we cohabit with, the crows. Although they live in very big groups near the metropolis and the increase the risks of spreading an entire list of epidemics among the human population, since they feed from the cesspools and they rest in towns during the night fall, the birds are harmless and they love people.

Director Alexandru Vlad
Writer Alexandru Vlad
Producer Alexandru Vlad

Alexandru Vlad

Alexandru Vlad is one of the young hopes of the new generation of filmmakers from Romania. He graduated Image Directing BA studies, also, Documentaries Production master’s degree at the Faculty of Theatre and Television from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Another Day of Mankind is the first movie of the director.

Cape Espichel/ In Land of a Lost World

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Portugal, 2014, 48 min

A journey through time and history of one of the most important religious sites in the time of the Portuguese monarchy, now almost left abandoned by the Republicans.
16 experts talk about all aspects since millions of years to the present day.

Director Carlos Sargedas
Writer Carlos Sargedas, Luis Ferreira & Paulo de Sá Caetano

Carlos Sargedas

Over 35 years of photography, came to make all the difference in his new adventure as a director. After small promotional tourism videos this is actually his first major project as a director and film producer

The Bone

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Turkey, 2016, 5 min

It’s an ordinary day in Turkey… The media outlets, which have direct impact on the society, do many discourses about men and women equality as always; but there are many facts, which were denied by them.

Director Volkan Güney Eker
Writer Volkan Güney Eker
Producer Orcun Gocgun

Volkan Güney Eker

Volkan Güney Eker was born in Istanbul in 1989. He studied Landscape Design at Sakarya and Istanbul Universities. His short films have screened at many international film festivals, as well as winning several awards.

A life story

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Libya, 2016, 14 min

Logline:
The story of Amen, a young man who left home and across the Sahara in order to provide for his family in militia controlled Libya.

Short treatment:
We always hear about the horrific stories of the sea journey of the migrant that take from different parts in the Mediterranean, but what we don’t hear about often is the sand sea that the African migrants cross to get to Europe.
Amen is one the hundreds of migrants who left their families to find a way to provide from them from Libya, he never imagined the brutality and the conditions that they will be forced into just to travel from one point to another.
Amen tells us the story of his Journey the way he saw it from the beginning until he reached Tripoli, while the visuals try to capture the feeling that journey.

Director Muhannad Lamin
Illustrator Mark Reeve

Muhannad Lamin

Muhannad Lamin is a Libyan director, graduated from Tripoli’s art institute with a directing and screen writing degree. He has been involved in producing a number of public-awareness campaign projects for such clients as the Electoral High Authority, the Ministry of Justice, the Warriors Affairs Commission, BBC Media Action, and several NGOs. In addition to involvement in several documentary projects, Lamin directed several shorts that have been screened at various international festivals.
Now Muhannad is co-founding “Khayal” a Libyan production house that is focused on creating a network of Libyan artists that help set the basis for a local film industry, Khayal now is in production of a short animated- documentary, pre-production of a short fiction and developing an animated feature.

Lily

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Irland, 2016, 21 min

The film tells the story of Lily, a girl with a secret, on the cusp of becoming a young woman.

Director Graham Cantwell
Writer Graham Cantwell
Producer Sharon Cronin

Graham Cantwell

The Human Mirror

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Spain, 2016, 15 min 48 sec

Based on a real story. A 17-year-old girl with social anxiety has hardly any contact with the outside world. Never leaving her home she watches the cruelties being reported on the news every day, bringing her mind closer and closer to the dangerous nature of society.

Director Marc Nadal
Writer Marc Nadal
Producer Marc Nadal

Marc Nadal

Marc Nadal (born in Barcelona in 1989) is a film director and screenwriter, received the award for Best Director in “Festival de cine” of Sant Vicenç de Castellet. Participates in international festivals and exhibitions with films like “Ante la araña”, “Marionetas”, “La rosa congelada”, “La piel y el alma” and “El espejo humano”. Starts making short films in 2008 as a director and is involved in other projects such as script, photography and production. In 2012 he obtained the degree in film directing at Bande à Part, Barcelona film School.

Promissum

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Norway, 2016, 5 min 45 sec

An aging couple travels with an old ferry. She has developed Alzheimer, and they have a deal that he will stage an accident on the ferry when her mind has left her for good. But will he keep his promise?

Director Sverre Gråblomst Galgum
Writer Sverre Gråblomst Galgum & Maren Ingeborg Gråblomst Galgum
Producer Maren Ingeborg Gråblomst Galgum

Sverre Gråblomst Galgum

Sverre Gråblomst Galgum is a filmmaker and musician who runs the production company Filmens Uthus together with his wife. He has been working with film and television for the last 15 years and has received a number of prizes and nominations for both TV-programs and documentary films. His interest turned to fiction and artistic films with the startup of Filmens Uthus, where they produce mostly short films. Currently Galgum and his wife are working on a feature film, with puppetry as the artistic expression, hoping it will be released 2018

Scapegoat

Israel, 2015, 8 min, 30 sec

Ben is struggling to find his place in the world. He has problems with his wife and he is a violent alcoholic who doesn’t care about anything. He even gets tossed out of a pub. When he has nowhere left to go, he finds his way to a place where he thinks he could belong – Azazel.
In Azazel he learns that the only way for him to fit in is self-sacrifice.

Director Gal Haklay & Shulamit Tajer
Writer Gal Haklay & Shulamit Tajer

 

Gal Haklay & Shulamit Tager

Gal Haklay, born in Israel at 1988, she is a classic animator, graphic designer and illustrator. She is a background artist in an animated feature ‘Being Solomon’ which is an Israeli & Hungarian coproduction. In 2015 she completed a degree in animation at Bezalel academy of art and design, Jerusalem. Between her works you can find a wide range of techniques, such as: classic animation, stopmotion, pixilation, live action and more. In 2013 she studied one semester in HKU Utrecht in the Netherlands, as an exchange student at the illustration department.

Shulamit Tager was born in Israel at 1989, grew and lives in Jerusalem. She is a classic animator, character designer and storyboard artist.She is a senior animator in an animated feature ‘Being Solomon’ which is an Israeli & Hungarian coproduction. In 2015 she completed a degree in animation at Bezalel academy of art and design, Jerusalem. In her works you would find a range of techniques such as: classic animation, cut-out, photography and live-action videos.

TOMORROW

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Italy, 2015, 12 min

A young couple of Italian emigrated to France is facing an unforeseen situation.

Director Rosanna Reccia & Alberto Vianello
Writer Rosanna Reccia & Alberto Vianello
Producer Alberto Vianello

Rosanna Reccia

Rosanna Reccia graduated in Medicine in 2011 in Siena (Italy). He started studying acting since 2001. From 2014 she is the author of several short films. In 2015 she won, together with Alberto Vianello, the “100 ore Torino Film Festival”. She lives in Siena (Italy)

No, you’re stupid!

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Russian Federation, 2016, 22 min 2 sec

Despite her total blindness, teenage Masha works toward her dream goal of appearing on a nationally televised vocal talent show. After a fight with older sister Christina leads to harsh punishment at her father’s hands. The older sibling and her friends stage a fake video shoot to mock and humiliate Masha, taking cruel advantage of her visual impairment. A sudden change of heart, and Masha’s truthful expression of gratitude for Christina’s love and support creates a shocking turn of events.

Director Anna Zaytseva
Writer Anna Zaytseva & Alexander Holmogorov
Producer Anna Zaytseva

Anna Zaytseva

Anna Zaytseva was born on 2nd of April 1985 in Russia, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in a family of a director and actress. Most of life lived in Moscow. Anna Zaytseva graduated from Master program at FAMU Intl. directing department in 2014. Mentor Ivo Trajkov. In 2009 graduated FAMU one year Intl. academic program. Mentor Ivo Trajkov – multiple winner of the prestigious international film awards. Since 2006 has successful professional career as First Assistant Director on major film productions in Russia. 2005 graduated from the Moscow State University of Economics Statistics and Informatics as an economist.
Her first short film “The contract” was screened in many festivals in different countries, won 5 different prizes including Best Student film in Monaco Charity film festival– 2011 Monaco, Best short film in Cine Festival en Pays de Fayence – 2011 France, Outstanding achievement in Internetional shorts in Williamsburg film festival – 2011 USA. Her second Film LISA – was screened in more than 15 festivals, and got several international awards as well.

“No, You’re stupid!” is her first film out of the film school.

Utero/ Womb

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Sweden, 2016, 1 min 36 sec

A feminist collaborative animation portraying the womb as a modern factory.

Director Knut Hybinette
Producer Megan

Knut Hybinette

The Moving Camera

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United States, 2016, 5 min

In this short film, experience the life and mind of artist Maciej Markowicz as he embarks on his latest project, The Moving Camera Project.

Director Chelsea Moynehan & Andrew Moynehan

Chelsea Moynehan & Andrew Moynehan

Chelsea Moynehan was born and raised in Long Island, New York. She previously directed and edited the documentary short, The Square Circle, which premiered at the Boxing International Film Festival in New York and is featured on NOWNESS. She is the Director of Photography at the Huffington Post.

Andrew Moynehan was born and raised in Bradford, England. He is a film editor, filmmaker, and artist. His work has been shown worldwide in places including the Tate Modern, London and The New York Photo Festival. In 2011, he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from the School of Visual Arts and completed the year-long Photo Global residency in New York.

CLOUD & MUD

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China, 2014, 15 min

A murder in rags came to the town. The ravenous man had been badly seduced by the steamed bun thus he could not move forward his steps in front of a steamed bun shop. The murder was slowly moving his hand to the knife. Just at the moment, a bun with warm steam appeared in front of the anxious man. The man held it and left without any words. The second time, he came back and took the free steamed bun left in hurry. When night falls, the owner found a piece of newspaper which maybe forgotten by customers. It was so surprised to find the news that the man he gave steamed bun to look perfectly similar to the wanted man with reward money.

Director A Cheng DONG
Writer A Cheng DONG
Producer Qianyu JIN

A Cheng Dong

Born in Inner Mongolia in 1984, studied at the Beijing Film Academy photography training course. Cinematographic work in the period 2007-2013. 2014 directed short film “Panruoyunni” English name (Cloud & Mud) is also the film’s screenwriter director, photography, art, editing.

Milky Ways

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Japan, 2016, 8 min 7 sec

A woman pours milk from the top of the mountain. At the foot of the mountain a man milks and pours it. One evening his pigeon doesn’t come back as usual, and finally it brings back small miracle from a woman.

Director Honami Yano
Writer Honami Yano
Producer Koji Yamamura

Honami Yano

Born in Ehime, Japan, 1991. Studied aboroad to Rhode Island School of Design as an exchanged student in 2013.Graduated from Kyoto Seika University, Department of Animation in 2015. Presently studying at Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Department of Animation in 2016.

Greek Skies

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Greece, 2015, 6 min 16 sec

A One-Year Timelapse project under Greek Skies!
365 Days, 55.000 Photos, 825 hours shooting photos, 8400km, 650 hours of editing dedicated to my dear dad Konstantinos who wasn’t given a fair chance to fight against cancer.
Dad the video is ready, I know you are not here to see it together, but forgive me I cannot type “in memory of” for you.. cause you never left me and you never will.
Μy immunosuppression didn’t keep me down, neither the cold, nor the heat. What kept me out there dad was you, because you are out there Dad, up in the Greek Skies, every time I turned my camera up in the sky I was pointing at you.
You made Greek Skies so much more beautiful and so much more amazing.
Dad the video is you, you are the Greek Skies. I will continue following the lesson you taught me in your last days. Support every human being that gives this battle with everything I can. And this is just the beginning…

You were there Dad. 365 Days, 55.000 Photos, 825 hours shooting photos, 8400 km, 650 hours of editing, and countless hours of praying. You were there with me & you will always be.

Till we meet Dad!
Your Son

Director Panagiotis Filippou
Producer Panagiotis Filippou

Panagiotis Filippou

Panos began taking photos as an attempt to express the way he sees everything and trying to capture this in photos. That as a hobby and a surviving journey through the cursed disease of cancer changed that to something more substantial for his life. Trying to keep it satisfied, day by day, click by click, the need of putting everything into one place gave birth to this place called Panos Photographia.

It’s only three nails !! saturn devouring his son

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Syrian Arab Republic, 2015, 6 min 50 sec

It’s only three nails !! talks about the mechanism of transforming the man into a nail, which has specific tasks, and he is doomed by everlasting regulations that intersect with the values of social equity , injustice and tyranny

Director Ahmad Al Hajj
Writer Ahmad Al Hajj
Producer Ahmad Al Hajj

Ahmad Al Hajj

Wind Cinema
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SHELL

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Germany, 2016, 3 min 40 sec

For the past two years my dad has been suffering from a rare kind of blood cancer. After witnessing how horrible cancer is for patients as well as everyone around them, I wanted to visualize, through film, this awful disease that has plagued so many individuals and families.
SHELL is a fully animated short film, which shows the horrors of cancer through two characters.

Director Daniel Ahrens
Writer Daniel Ahrens
Producer Daniel Ahrens

Daniel Ahrens

Daniel Ahrens is a freelance 3D artist and director, who graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. He has been working in the advertising industry for over five years, while writing scripts and working on his own films. During this time he has worked at companies like MPC Los Angeles (Moving Picture Company), The Marmalade and Fifty Eight Animations for clients such as Samsung, Lexus, Fiat, Disney, Porsche, Mercedes and many more.

Smartdust

Czech Republic, 2016, 5 min 2 sec

What does the future of work, if there is such a thing, look like?

From the beginning of the industrial era, people worried machines would replace human labor, basically rendering us useless. These worries might have seemed crazy up until now.

It seems we are quickly approaching the so-called post-work society and the futurologists and TED speakers promise us a kind of utopian freedom from labor. The problem is – what defines us, if not what we do, what we create on a daily basis?

Without work, don’t we lose much more than a job? Smartdust appropriates the visuals of advertisement and the language of automation propaganda to tell a story of its own.

Director Franz Milec

Franz Milec

Franz Milec is a Slovak-born multimedia artist and a student of the Center for Audiovisual Studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He’s currently residing in Berlin and taking his Erasmus internship at Schwules Museum.

Quiet on Set

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Norway, 2016, 11 min 9 sec

We’re in a war-zone. The year must be 1940: World War 2. Soldiers are scattered in the snow: freezing, bleeding and dead. Suddenly we cut out: we’re on a Norwegian film set in 2015. Quiet on set is a metafictional short film that deals with a romantic encounter at bottom of the film world ladder.

Director Petter Holmsen
Writer Petter Holmsen
Producer Marte Hansen

Petter Holmsen

Petter Holmsen (25) is a Norwegian writer and director who graduated from Film School in New York in 2014. He has produced numerous shorts and music videos, which have been screened at several major national and international festivals. Holmsen in currently working as assistant director for Hollywood-director Harald Zwart, as well as being the creator for a drama-series for Norway’s biggest public broadcaster; NRK.

At the Bottom

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Ukraine, 2016, 5 min 47 sec

Every town has hidden mysteries. Sometimes calm waters cover scary secrets. Is it possible to get to the bottom of it without raising the silt?

Director Maria Terebus
Producer Nadia Parfan

Maria Terebus

Skeleton Sea – The Tides om Tomorrow

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Norway, 2016, 25 min 31 sec 

João and Xandi, two surfers in their early 50’s, have been working together for 25 years. They clean beaches by picking up trash and create stunning artworks from it. But living as an artist and idealist in Portugal is not economically profitable and therefore not easy. Their family life is affected by the choices they make and their wish to raise awareness about the ever growing pollution in our oceans.

Director Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Writer Mauritz Brekke Solberg & Herman Flesvig
Producer Lykke Birkeland Hagen

Mauritz Brekke Solberg

Mauritz is an up and coming filmmaker from Norway currently studying Film&TV production at Westerdals Oslo ACT. He grew up in a town called Trondheim where he spent his childhood. He developed an interest for filmmaking in highschool and often combined it with his passion for the outdoors. Skeleton Sea – The Tides of Tomorrow is his first documentary.

The Tale of the Glass Dome

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Norway, 2016, 18 min 47 sec

A woman with Alzheimer’s gradually loses touch with reality. A man drowning in melancholy over his wife. A boy distanced from both his mother and father. But the boy’s naivety, and genuine optimism, can be the salvation for them all.

Director Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Writer Mauritz Brekke Solberg
Producer Daniel Fure Schwarz

Mauritz Brekke Solberg

Mauritz is an up and coming filmmaker from Norway currently studying Film&TV production at Westerdals Oslo ACT. He grew up in a town called Trondheim where he spent his childhood. He developed an interest for filmmaking in highschool and often combined it with his passion for the outdoors. The Tale of the Glass Dome is his first fictional short.

Real Strength

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Denmark, 2016, 11 min 28 sec

Karla is a five-year-old girl dealing with her first crisis – her older brother does not want to play with her, claiming that she is tiny and weak. Karla is therefore seeking advice from the kindergarten teaching assistant Amir, who starts to work out with her. Karla takes courage and goes to her brother who rejects her request again and teases her with her spaghetti arms. When all hope seems gone, Amir comes to Karla’s rescue, helping her to understand how different strength can appear. Karla realizes her own worth, and the fact that she actually has become stronger, and decides that she might not want to play with her brother after all.

Director Svend Colding
Writer Svend Colding
Producer Caroline Steenberg Dam

Svend Colding

Svend Colding was born in 1990 in Aarhus Denmark where he lived until he finished high school. He then travelled to the Big Apple and studied the arts of filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. After studying abroad for a year he returned back home, only to change the scenery yet another time, when Svend was hired as an intern on the Copenhagen based Feature Film “Idealisten”, directed by Christina Rosendahl.
His knowledge of the equipment later led him to get a job as camera assistant on the TV series “Follow The Money”, by the Danish Broadcasting Company DR, in 2015, where he now currently works as director’s assistant for the director Mads Kamp Thulstrup.

Latent

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United Kingdom, 2015, 12 min 15 sec

Latent follows a night in the life of Philip Byrne, a London-based photographer. Philip finds his next photographic subject in the face of a mysterious woman who leads him through empty streets and remote alleys. As the events unfold, his senses wander into the darker spaces of his mind, unearthing a side to himself that he never knew he had. Latent is an urban Psychological Thriller, set in the developing tray of London night.

Director Lefteris Parasyris
Writer Lefteris Parasyris & Ingrid Charles
Producer Anoop Singh Kung

Lefteris Parasyris

Lefteris Parasyris was born in Greece. He currently lives in London, after completing an MA in Filmmaking at Goldsmiths, University of London and working as a film director and script supervisor. He studied Theatre and Drama at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Trinity College, University of Dublin. Furthermore, he studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and worked as a freelancer in New York City and Athens.

Fake Empire

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Sweden, 2015, 4 min 35 sec

A man walks into a bar to order a vodka. But who is the bartender?

Director Ewa Gerström
Writer Ewa Gerström
Producer Sara Löfgren König

Ewa Gerström

As a teenager she discovered filmmaking as a new medium for her visions, and she entered the film industry at the age of seventeen. Since then she has climbed the carreer ladder, from floor runner, into the technical departments, such as grip, camera and mainly lighting, and worked on projects such as BBC’s “Wallander”, Swedish/Danish TV series “The Bridge” and feature film “Eat Sleep Die”.
Her passion for creating stories of her own and expressing them has led her to write and direct her first short “Fake Empire”.

Choose me

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Spain, 2016, 9 min 56 sec

A young couple flees from the chaos and the monotony of the big city to spend a few days together in a country house. What appears to be an idyllic getaway ends when he honestly tells her how he feels. She, completely shocked, will try to find the truth that was hidden behind her love for a long time.

Director  Carlos Muñoz
Writer Carlos Muñoz
Producer Carlos Muñoz

Carlos Muñoz

Carlos Muñoz is a screenwriter and director born in Barcelona. There he studied photography and audiovisual production. Recently he graduated in screenplay and film direction in Barcelona. In addition, he attended the screenplay workshop “The story that you need to tell” taught by David Victori.
He defines himself as a director who creates everything that he would like to see as a viewer. He likes to generate a question or create a moral dilemma that makes the viewer think. He works out his stories with passion and dedication, and believes that the cinema would be not as great without viewers. Therefore he makes universal stories, human stories that can move people all around the world.

Heritage

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Norway, 3 min 18 sec

Director Mathias Fossdal
Writer Mathias Fossdal
Producer Sondre Fristad

Mathias Fossdal

Noroff film student
Worked 4 years in tv and films at Bergen Student TV and November Film.
Worked on movie called “Skumringslandet”,
and music video Tap Dance Alexandra Joner

I Am Still Alive

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Denmark, 2015, 17 min

At the age of 15, Muhammad’s life changed drastically. This film follows the journey of recovery through the eyes of this young Palestinian circus artist, who is forced to balance the consistent trauma of death and his essential will to be alive.

Director Camille Bildsøe
Writer Camille Bildsøe
Producer Camille Bildsøe

Camille Bildsoe

Camille Bildsoe is a New York based 21-year old Danish documentarian. Her first documentary named “Heaven Above” won the biggest Danish film festival for young adults, Oregon Film Festival. Since then she worked on another short documentary production as a story consultant and editor with the biggest Danish Broadcasting Company named “Danmarks Radio”. The short film named “The Girls from Hylleholt” aired on national TV.
After working a year at a Danish fictional production company, “Happy Ending Film” as a assistant producer and assistant director, while doing short documentaries in her free time, Camille chose to move abroad to New York City, and study Documentary Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. Camille works hard as a director, editor, producer and cinematographer while also functioning as a story consultant on other New York based short documentaries.

We Belong to the Earth

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United Kingdom, 2015, 30 min

The establishment of the first intentional communities stretches back over two millennia ago, with notable examples such as the ancient Greek commune based on vegetarianism and equality of the sexes founded by Pythagoras in the sixth century BCE. Set in the 40-year-old Welsh village of Tipi Valley, the film explores quotidian life in such a community, revealing the residents’ reflections about the surrounding world and questioning the community’s future.

Director Ramona August

Ramona August

Ramona August is an ethnographic filmmaker based in Denmark, where she has recently graduated a Master’s in Anthropology. Blending together documentary film and social analysis, her practice draws from an intention to explore visual and sensorial dimensions in anthropological research. Most of her work, both in film and writing, has focused on environmentalism.

Arene

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Denmark, 2016, 4 min 44 sec

When a young woman finds herself captured on board a military aircraft. The soldiers don’t think much of her, until their commander confirms her identity and all hell breaks loose.

Director Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Writer Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Producer Stoyan Yankov

Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen

Award winning director Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen is a filmmaker with a strong sense of visual storytelling.
Coming from a career in animation and visual effects has given him a sharp eye for planning ahead – a skillset that has proven to be a great asset when working on challenging shoots with many moving parts.
In 2008 his short film E.T.A. won the Best New Talent award at Aarhus Film Festival, Denmark and took the prize for Best Animation at BreakPoint in Germany. The short has been screened at dozens of festivals and has enjoyed more than a million views online.
In 2015 Lucid, a short film about a man trying to wake up from a dream, picked up awards in Germany and the US, and continues to enjoy festival screenings and nominations.
In 2016 Arene, his action packed sci-fi short film, was released, garnering praise from the Danish press and online media outlets.

Dreams On Sale

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Romania, 2016, 9 min 24 sec

In a world where people are able to record, buy and sell dreams, many are starting to lose the ability of dreaming. Dreams have become a new form of art and a commodity for the rich class.

Director Vlad Buzaianu
Writer Vlad Buzaianu & Cristian Petrescu
Producer Ciprian Tanasa

Vlad Buzaianu

We tried to do something that was never done before: use dreams as a metaphor for our day to day lost dreams. It is a film for all the people struggling with their dead end jobs while asking themselves why they did not pursue any of their actual dreams. After 2 years of work we feel that we manage to end up with a fresh and interesting project that will take the viewer from reality to dreamworld and back.

A nearly perfect blue sky

France, 2016, 35 min 30 sec

You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong… Contrary to appearances, he does not live alone among the ruins of an old farm. Between kidnapper and guardian angel, he never takes his eyes off his roommate. Convinced of having contacts with beings from elsewhere, Simon is getting lost one step at a time while border between reality and nightmare is progressively fading away.

Director Quarxx
Writer Quarxx
Producer Martin Zarka

Quarxx

Legacy

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Norway, 2016, 23 min

Faroe Island where old traditions meet the present and where the new generation is emerging.
For centuries pilot whale hunt have been engraved into the sand on this Island,
which has been a part of colouring the sea and culture through time.

Director Gudmund Sand & Haakon Sand
Writer Haakon Sand
Producer Gudmund Sand

Gudmund Sand & Haakon Sand

Let’s burn something on my way out!

letsburn

Germany, 2015, 30 min 

The Love of Kathrin and Sebastian is an exceptional one. Without him she wouldn’t have the courage to move out from her parents. And never cared somebody else as much about her. Soon both of them have get sucked into the roles of helping and helped even victim and perpetrator.

Director Dennis Stormer
Writer Dennis Stormer
Producer Dennis Stormer

Dennis Stormer

Raised in Kiel, born there 17.05.1990 like every other dude with parents and the whole thing. A adolencense ever so rich and boring and frustrating.  Starting to make viedeos of bikergangs from a certain distance. After School in 2009 assisting for a year at the goEast film festival in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden. Moving to Berlin in 2010 working as a freelancer in the fields of videoproductions, directing, and writing. Writing also for the movie magazine Negative. Starting an education for cinema and tv directing at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. Now fresh out of a half year in New York at the Columbia University for directing and visual arts.

I don’t want to live anywhere else

idonvantlive

Sweden, 2015, 2 min 15 sec

Olle is a young school boy. He has only one friend. It is his best friend, but an unusual friend. Olle grappling with huge hard questions. Is he sick or is he just lonely?
Loneliness is hard to live in.

Winner of STOCKmotion Filmfestival 2015
best film , youth class
Justification: This film places us immediately and with a lightness in a dark and heavy universe. Well played holding it fixed us firmly to the last frame. Concerned and shaken, we leave this film, but the film does not leave us.

Director Anton Forsdik
Writer Anton Forsdik
Producer Anton Forsdik

Anton Forsdik

Anton Forsdik born on May 9, 2001 in Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden. He is an actor, director and writer, known for Animals I killed last summer (2012), Medicinen (2015) and Chasing Summers (2014) with more. www.antonforsdik.com

Run

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Norway, 2016, 13 min 25 sec

Chasing a drug addict has consequences.

Director Cato Manuel Lizaraso Ekrene
Writer Cato ML Ekrene
Producer Cato ML Ekrene

Cato Manuel Lizaraso Ekrene

Beverly Hills Official Finalist 2015 Sreenplay Feature Film: Mango- Life’s Coincidences. He is a graduate in economics and management. Producer, script, director and casting

Those Drawn Alive

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Finland, 2014, 6 min 20 sec

Every autumn I get heavily moody. This is caused by the loss of the light.
Last summer I heard from the radio a tune called ” the House of the Rising Sun “.
At once I was on a wintery road, with a very low light – and having an impossible opponent against me –
Lee Van Cleef .

Director Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara
Writer Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara
Producer Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara

Jukka-Pekka Jalovaara

“For me there is no such a thing called still-image. Whenever you see an image again, it’s different – and that’s nice. From this point of view it was very easy to jump
to the train of cinematography.
During a very hollow slice of time you think nothing moves, but it’s only imagination.”
If something is moved inside you – it’s art. You only don’t know what was it, that moved you, exactly. That’s magic.

Swimming Lessons

swimming_lessons

Norway, 2016, 8 min 7 sec

We meet Saira and Aleena. Two immigrant girls who are sitting on the sideline during their class’s swimming lesson. Saira is infatuated with Geir, but her future is about to change forever.

Director Tommy Naess
Writer Tommy Naess
Producer Erlend Haarr Eriksson

Tommy Naess

Tommy Naess started out as a as a commercial still photographer in New York and Norway. He has had a long and successful career working on a wide range of projects. The transition into working with film as a media began by creating music videos for bands that he photographed and commercials that where filmed at the same time as an advertising campaign was photographed.
He has made music videos for such legendary black metal band’s as, Gorgoroth, Audery Horne and Sahg .

“With my films I want to tell stories of real people that we meet or pass on the street everyday.
Quite often, the ideas originate from stories I hear on the news or read in the newspaper. It’s my way of making a statement about the society we live in. I want the stories I tell to make people think, I want my films to matter.”

Muro

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 Spain, 2016, 1 min

Mr Coo finds an impassable wall.

Director Nacho Rodríguez
Writer Nacho Rodríguez
Producer Nacho Rodríguez

Nacho Rodríguez

Wayward / Rodløs

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Denmark, 2014, 20 min

Wayward is a teen drama, about exploring and challenging boundaries in search for identity. Alex’s identity as a tomboy is challenged from within and by her peers. She is 14 years old and her body is undergoing changes, yet she continues to insist on the tomboy identity.

Director Kira Richards Hansen
Writer Signe Søby Bech
Producer Pelle Folmer & Thomas Gammeltoft

Kira Richards Hansen

Kira Richards Hansen lives in Denmark and has directed multi-award-winning short films and music videos. She studied film directing in England (BA Hons., at the Arts University Bournemouth) and holds a master’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Copenhagen. Kira lived in London for 10 years, working both as a performance and installation artist and in the fashion and advertising industries, before moving back to Denmark. Her debut feature film project (“Hot Ice”) has received support from The Danish Film Institute and is currently in the early stages of development.

How long, not long

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Denmark, 2016, 5 min 30 sec

A visual journey that challenges us to think about a universal belonging that doesn’t confine itself to a city, region or national boundary, in an age in which xenophobia, nationalism and intolerance are a daily occurrence.

Director Michelle and Uri Kranot
Writer Michelle and Uri Kranot with Erik Gandini
Producer Marie Bro

Michelle and Uri Kranot

Breath

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Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2016, 12 min

In the middle of a war a fetus is dreaming about the word that it wants to come…

Director Mona Moradi
Writer Mona Moradi
Producer Mona Moradi

Mona Moradi