Tea-Meyer

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 22 minutes
Director: Joerg Rochlitzer, Bernd Wittneben

Set in the year 1920, Georg Harm Meyer, better known as “Tea Meyer”, a local store owner, arrives with his Model-T Ford truck to peddle weekly goods at the homestead of the Heine Olthoff family. This time he brings along something truly magnificent than none have ever seen before. This special occasion draws all of the family members from their working locations in the barn and field to the house to see and hear the wondrous device.
All are happy to have an interruption from the daily hard work and boredom on the farm and welcome Tea Meyer. This time besides the daily goods, Tea Meyer has a special Item, an Edison phonograph with cylinder records for sale. With rapid party-line phone calls, the neighbors get invited to experience this new sensation.

- 24 Hours

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 8 minutes 47 seconds
Director: Jackson Long, Nada Taha

Follow multi-hyphenate radio host and creative, Nada Taha, during her final 24 hours preparing for her Ted Talk. She showcases the struggles of imposter syndrome and highlights the power of community.

Finding Happy 

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 8 minutes
Director: Maria Bertrand

After losing her relationship, income, home, and her dog, a heartbroken woman saves an injured day-old sparrow not realizing how he would change her life.

Finding Happy takes you on a journey across oceans to explore the healing power of connection told through other unlikely human-animal bonds. The film is centered around one tiny sparrow, named Happy, and how his rescue story became a beacon of hope for millions worldwide.

WAVERLY LOVES TONY

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Feature
Runtime: 1 hour 18 minutes 3 seconds
Director: JAMANTHA WILLIAMS WATSON

Waverly, a college student at Langhorne University is often abused, mentally, physically and emotionally, by her boyfriend, Tony. One day her life changes.

Butt

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 9 minutes 52 seconds
Director: Lulu Chen

A dumb girl whose fantasy about pure emotions and love is broken by the cruel reality, and she yields to society and humanity.

Finding Love on Dia De Los Muertos

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 10 minutes 7 seconds
Director: Doc Anthony Bravo

Molly and Carlos have been best friend since the 5th grade, the two have never shown interest in one another until one night on Dia De Los Muertos.

Average Joe

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 40 minutes
Director: Mychal Anthony Hunt, Mekhi Burton

Average Joe is a story about Joseph Baker ( Joe ).... Joe runs a local restaurant in Texas called Average Joe Pizza. Average Joe Pizza has just won their second straight award for being the best restaurant in their city. Joe, along with his best friends and co-workers, Joe is living on top of the world. Their business is making more money than it ever has. People love their restaurant, and the sky is the limit. Joe works hard, and he parties hard. Joe and his friends have huge plans to bring in the New Year in New York. Joe is single with no children ( at least that's what he thinks )..... As Christmas is approaching, a middle school student whose mom is dying from a sickness request that her middle school son stay with Joe ( which is a total shock to Joe because he hasn't talk to the mom since they were classmates in high school ) The mom saw a local news story on Joe's Pizza Shop and thinks to herself that Joe would be the perfect person to step in and raise her son. One day, the school's guidance counselor comes to the pizza shop to inform Joe of the mom's dying request, which shocks all of the people who work at the shop and is surely to change multiple lives..... but no one's life might be changed more than Average Joe's.....

The Letter

Country of Origin: Ukraine
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 8 minutes 24 seconds
Director: Denys Korablyov

Kharkiv. The first days of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Air-raid alarms sound across the city. The streets of the city are empty. People seek shelter from rocket attacks in the subway, basements of houses, and, if possible, try to call their relatives to find out if they are alive. The film tells the story of a woman trying to connect with her brother.

The whole civilized world must finally realize that imperial russia is waging a war of aggression - daily shelling peaceful Ukrainian cities, destroying the homes and lives of Ukrainian civilians, conducting purges among the population in the occupied territories, deporting children to its territory, distorting and changing the concepts of humanism, truth and freedoms. It commits the genocide of the Ukrainian people.

A one-shot short film.

MAHALAKSHMI PATH - THE EVOLUTION 

Country of Origin:  India
Project Type: Experimental, Feature
Runtime:  2 hours 5 minutes 18 seconds
Director: Prashant Naik

Sheetal is married to Arvind Singhania of the reputed Singhania family and he is considered one of the ace businessmen around. Samaira is married to Navneet who runs an NGO and belongs to a well-to-do family in the same city. Both the sisters, Sheetal and Samaira were leading a well-balanced life through Sahaja Yoga meditation and then all of a sudden they face challenges in their life.

Sheetal learns that her husband Arvind also has an elder sister who is no longer related to the family even so her mother-in-law, Mrs. Singhania is in sedation due to this reason and takes sleeping pills to sleep at night. Also throughout the day and the night she keeps watching her daughter Pritha and her children on social media. Sheetal tries to give her a balanced life through Sahaja Yoga Meditation and also promises herself to bring her daughter Pritha back to her mother-in-law's life. She gives her husband, Arvind moral support and from time to time encourages and guides him to face the challenges in life by remaining in balance. When the time comes, Sheetal brings Pritha back to the house with the power of her love and succeeds in her goal to reunite the mother-daughter and bring the whole family together.

Samaira's life gets into turmoil because of her aunt's daughters from London (Pony and Pinky) which leads to a rift in her relationship with her husband Navneet. Pony and Pinky's insistence on going to a nightclub poses a problem for Samaira. To top it off, their subsequent arrest in an unfortunate accident late that night that killed a hawker due to rash and negligent driving, lands them in jail. The full blown media coverage on TV of the incident throws challenges in Samaira's married life, until the grace of Sahaja Yoga meditation takes her and Sheetal's entire family into its embrace. Both Sheetal and Arvind solve the issue with their acumen.

Taking cue from the divine grace that saved Samaira's marriage, she provides a healing touch in the life of Mallika, her sister in law from London, visiting India with her husband Rohit who is Navneet's elder brother.

Through Sahaja Yoga meditation Dr. Aradhana provides insight to the scientific cause for Mallika's misfortune of not conceiving a child even after 10 years of marriage. She gives her Self Realization, when finally Mallika conceives. Samaira succeeds in helping her family understand how to fill the gap in their relationships with each other using the power of the love of God and by living a Sahaja life.

Pritha's husband, Aaron, a Scholar in Islamic Studies discovers the true meaning of Allahu Akbar & the entire Singhania family unites together to celebrate Arvind's success in his business & the reunion with his sister.

Both Arvind and Navneet wholeheartedly acknowledge the powerful enlightened Shaktis of their life partners whose roles as Grihalakshmis created strong bonds in their respective families. For when the Grihalakshmi becomes satisfied within, only then she transforms into Mahalakshmi, the giver of joy and evolution to a higher consciousness; the real wealth of life - The Mahalakshmi Path.


Who is God?

Country of Origin:  Mexico
Project Type: Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
Runtime: 2 minutes 57 seconds
Director:  Oscar Adan Lopez Parres


Humanity is a wonderful race. With amazing creativity. With the ability to create great empires and destroy itself. Human beings can create life. In its eternal solitude, humanity engendered its son.

The human as well as God will look for the creation to become the image and likeness of the creator.

The first short film created by artificial intelligence.
????Images generated entirely with artificial intelligence.????

Doll#195

Country of Origin:  Austria
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 39 minutes 30 seconds
Director: Martin Lloyd, Anja Ramaroson, Richard Tomes

DOLL#195 (BARNWOOD PRODUCTIONS)
Walter, a retiree with a shady past in the adult film industry, has regrets about his past life choices, and is acutely lonely. Following an encounter with a mysterious guest, he becomes involved in a bizarre and dangerous situation. As he becomes aware of the consequences of his actions, two lives undergo a profound transformation. The story reflects the dark realities of the 21st century sex industry, as well as the hope which is always to be found in human nature.

Spy Capital: Vienna

Country of Origin:  Austria
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes 36 seconds
Director: Boris Volodarsky

It is a commonly accepted fact among professionals that Vienna, Austria, is and has long been the world capital of espionage. A team of documentary filmmakers asked internationally renowned experts to prove or disprove this claim. The results exceeded all expectations.

The experts: Dr Boris B. Volodarsky, Intelligence Historian and writer, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London; Gert Rene Polli, former head of the BVT, the Austrian equivalent of MI5; Professor Gerhard Mangott specializing in International Relations and Security in the post-Soviet region; General Oleg Kalugin (ret.), former head of foreign counterintelligence of the KGB’s foreign intelligence arm; Christo Grozev, leading investigative journalist, 2023 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature ‘Navalny’, and others.

Filmed in a modern style with many computer effects and meticulous re-enactment of spy episodes in real places based on original documents and footing, the documentary traces the 150-year-long history of international espionage between 1873 and the present using Vienna as a hub. The original musical theme ‘Undercover’ composed by Peter Sax was written especially for this film.

Jesucristo Flamenco

Country of Origin:  Spain
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 5 minutes 47 seconds
Director: Laura Muñoz Liaño

Every musical begins around a table where the creative team discusses the approach to be given to the libretto, the style to be followed by the choreography, the lighting and stage design, or the musical arrangements. It is a process of incalculable creative value and also at the production level of the show.

This documentary is based on an experience of creation prior to the musical film 'Jesus Christ Flamenco'.

"From one world to another"

Country of Origin:  French Guiana
Project Type: Documentary, Feature, Television, Web / New Media
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Director:  JEAN MARIMOUTOU

Choli and Alexandrina are living isolated in a wood cabin without doors and windows at the summit of a mountain in the Sierra Maestra of Cuba. This old and happy couple are living a deep love history that is going to collapse in a tragedy and sacrifice passing from one world to another (a 100% true story).

Sunbathe

Country of Origin:  Brazil
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 13 minutes 44 seconds
Director: Lucas Gonzalez

The already tumultuous relationship between an elderly man and his caregiver intensifies when Agenor realizes a growing curtailment of his freedom.

My father's tromba

Country of Origin:  France
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour
Director: Leila SAHLI

Angio is a young Malagasy teenager like a European. To reconnect with his father who would be possessed by a hereditary tromba (spirit that incarnates in the body of a living person), Angio takes us on his quest for identity and culture. Will he succeed in helping his father and freeing himself from the weight of his Sakalave traditions?

The Heart

Country of Origin:  Korea, Republic of
Project Type: Student, Short
Runtime: 29 minutes 55 seconds
Director: YUHYEON OH

Seo-ju(21) cannot breathe well due to congenital heart disease and cannot run with all her might for more than 10 seconds. Seo-ju runs around the neighborhood every morning at the recommendation of her doctor and visits the art gallery every week. Seo-ju, who met Yeong-rok (21), an art gallery guide, and became close to Yeong-rok before she knew it, doesn't know whether her feelings toward Yeong-rok are feelings of love, so she just meets him every week at the art gallery. Before they know it, they become so close that they talk to each other about their worries in life. However, the two are still only art gallery guides and guests who don't even know their names. Seo-ju still can't run for more than 10 seconds, and Yeong-rok, who naturally thought he would meet at the art gallery, suddenly no longer appear in the art gallery....

Moonbeans: A Tale of Two Astronauts

Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Project Type: Animation, Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
Runtime: 1 minute
Director: James G. Maynard

Two astronauts on the Moon try to make life on our planetary companion a little more like home.

The Future of Fashion for All: Creating Safe Spaces

Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime: 22 minutes 48 seconds
Director: Mei Ling Helena Marzonie

The fashion industry is one of the most mainstream industries today that still perpetuates harmful discriminatory practices within their field. From fatphobia, to racism, to ageism, the mainstream fashion industry is medieval in terms of its strides towards inclusivity. This lack of progress has been the backbone to many prominent issues facing young people today. Its effects have had far reaching and long lasting consequences for today’s young people; from eating disorders to openly discriminating against and outcasting folks with differing bodies. What can be done to stop these harmful practices and show young people a new way to live and ultimately love themselves?

The Future of Fashion For All follows Body Haven, a college club centered around body positivity and fat liberation, Rebirth garments, an fashion inclusive non-profit, and countless fashion experts as they tell their story of how the fashion industry has left a harmful and lasting impact on the world and how we as a community can work to change it.

Money Mule

Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 20 minutes 57 seconds
Director: Harrison Courtney

Alfie, a low-level money runner entangled in the web of a mysterious criminal organization, faces a perilous reality. Tasked with the seemingly simple job of transporting bags of cash, Alfie operates in the shadows, shielding his dangerous occupation from his curious girlfriend, Lucy. The stakes skyrocket when a clandestine meeting with under-boss Steve unravels a shocking revelation – the organisation's secretive product compound isn't harboring drugs, but something far more sinister. As the dark truth emerges, Alfie finds himself ensnared in a dangerous game where loyalty, deception, and the unforeseen collide, pushing him to the brink of making a life-altering choice.

Dad

Country of Origin:  Switzerland
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 12 minutes 56 seconds
Director: Fabrizio Daniele

Anna, a young woman, processes her trauma from her youth in a dream. We see what happened in her childhood home when one night she decides to run away. During a dark and cold night, Anna is on the run from herself, haunted by terrible memories. She calms down in a playground. After her odyssey through the nocturnal alleys, she boards a train and reinvents herself. Ten years later, when her daughter reaches a certain age, she begins to confront her own past.
It is so hard to imagine what is depicted in this film. It shows one of the deepest human abysses, which then somewhere merges into normal everyday life, because somehow one has to go on living, surviving. What has happened cannot be changed!

Queen

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Experimental, Student, Short
Runtime: 9 minutes 14 seconds
Director: Kai Nealis

While visiting their estranged grandfather in a rural trailer park, a teenager searches for their father's ethos amid socioeconomic, environmental, racial, and gendered binaries.

The Devil's Entrance

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 10 minutes 21 seconds
Director: Tom Michaels

When an arrogant practitioner of the dark arts finds a mysterious pendant in the forest, it unleashes a supernatural force upon him in a never ending cat and mouse game within an invisible world cloaked underneath a physical plane of existence.

Older Self 

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 13 minutes 41 seconds
Director: Tom Michaels

Reeling from the loss of his wife, a grieving widower contemplating suicide mysteriously transports himself inside his closet 30 years into the future where he comes face to face with the mystery of the unknown.

Happy Birthday 

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Feature
Runtime: 1 hour 9 minutes 42 seconds
Director: Joseph A Mauro, Ezekiel N Drews

Happy Birthday takes place two years after a major viral outbreak. We follow the daily routine of John, a man living in a remote cabin in the middle of the woods. He lost his entire family to the virus on his daughter’s birthday. Having never been able to let go of the events of that day, John repeats the same actions of wearing the same clothing, eating the same food and baking the same birthday cake. When another human shows up at his door step, John is forced to face that day and deal with the feelings he has been trying to avoid. But is this stranger a savior or a threat?

Margot Can't Sleep

Country of Origin:  United Kingdom
Project Type: Short, Student
Runtime: 8 minutes 33 seconds
Director: Mafalda Lorijn

After a girl hits her head and loses the ability to sleep, she must come to terms with her mental state

AI Anthology

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Experimental, Short, Other
Runtime: 9 minutes 57 seconds
Director: Geoffrey de Valois

From climate catastrophe and a scary Halloween, to the mysterious moments of a film noir, and children's delight in magical Easter bunnies, ''AI Anthology'' brings these stories to life combining human writing and illustration with generative AI.

Beneath the soil

Country of Origin:  Australia
Runtime: 4 minutes 11 seconds
Director: Peter Edward Hartwig

A deeply introspective experimental film, delving into the psyche of an eclectic artist on a quest to complete his most important art. In 4 minutes, we journey through the artist's emotional landscape as he unveils a haunting collage of paintings that depict the darkest chapters of his life.

Audiences are invited into an immersive experience that challenges conventional storytelling, opting for a poetic and visually stunning exploration of the human condition. It is a passionate and deeply personal project that invites viewers to reflect on their own inner struggles and the profound journey of self-discovery.

SNAIL

Country of Origin:  United States
Project Type: Documentary, Experimental, Short
Runtime:10 minutes 34 seconds
Director: Renato Fimene

Do dreams have a home?

Faced with the calamity of homelessness in the city of Los Angeles, Daniel seeks his place as an individual in society, trying to achieve his dreams and fighting for his existence. This search, however, can be the great frontier at the intersection between reality, light, shadow, and the suppression of the individual.

Potato

Country of Origin:  Sweden
Project Type: Experimental, Short
Runtime: 14 minutes 29 seconds
Director: Birgitta Liljedahl

After a difficult separation, Caroline is in depression and can't get back on track. Her best friend will do everything to help her. To encourage her, she will call a sports coach, a little special...

New Breath

Country of Origin:  France
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 9 minutes 43 seconds
Director: Chris Moreira

After a difficult separation, Caroline is in depression and can't get back on track. Her best friend will do everything to help her. To encourage her, she will call a sports coach, a little special...

Wildheart

Country of Origin:  Japan
Project Type: Animation, Short
Runtime: 2 minutes 5 seconds
Director: Marceau Nakayama

A boy, adrift in the city, clings to memories of his former soulmate, yearning for their lost friendship.

Islam: We walk with you 

Country of Origin: Japan
Project Type: Documentary, Short
Runtime: 14 minutes 53 seconds
Director: Kazuya Isobe

In a village in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan, there is a family of four living peacefully. They have a precious son named Islam. He was born with cerebral palsy and cannot walk by himself. Because of the remote location, the village is unable to provide rehabilitation for him. Milk tea poured into the empty cup, his mother staring at the clinic, his father and brother fixing the car. All lead to one hope.

This film is made for all children with disabilities who live in remote areas. We are offering all the funds we receive through this film to support their expenses of rehabilitation.

Hurry Up or We'll Be Late

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 6 minutes 27 seconds
Director: Gabriel Berg

A couple argues while preparing for a gala.

Harvest of Light

Country of Origin: Turkey
Project Type: Documentary, Feature
Runtime: 50 minutes
Director: ESİN ÖZALP ÖZTÜRK

Ankara - Evren is home to a community of seasonal workers from Urfa. The workers, who come to Evren with their families to harvest onions, are trying to cope with various difficulties while trying to hold on to life.
The documentary "Harvest of Light" is centered around the generator, used as a metaphorical beacon of hope in the film, and operates for only 2 hours a day. In this short time, the workers tell their stories amidst the chaos of labor, perseverance, and the struggle to catch up with life.
The women do the family's laundry, prepare the next day's meals, and take care of their children; in short, they never stop. Some of the children admire the lives of their peers on social media, which may or may not resemble their own. The workers try to catch up with life in just two hours... Alternating between light and darkness, these people forget their troubles with the light emitted by electricity, get away from their daily lives, and step into a completely different world.
As the documentary progresses, it crosses the boundaries of time and delves deeper into the lives of the workers. It captures their daily struggles, a mix of long working hours, meager wages, and the constant specter of exploitation. Their never-ending hopes illuminate their search for a better life for themselves and their families.
By exposing the plight of women, the film exposes the gender inequalities and social limitations they face. It reveals the indomitable spirit of these brave women as they challenge norms and pursue equal opportunities.
Through intimate interviews and captivating visuals, "Harvest of Light" interweaves the stories of seasonal workers to create a portrait of their dreams, aspirations, and daily struggles. The documentary seeks to raise awareness of workers' rights, child labor, women's empowerment, and the universal right to education.
Focusing on the lives of onion harvest workers in Evren, this documentary exposes a broader global issue, the vulnerability, and exploitation faced by seasonal workers around the world. The documentary invites viewers to reflect on their own consumption habits and reminds us of our responsibility as a society.
Through its compelling storytelling and visuals, the documentary encourages viewers to question the deeper consequences of their actions and reflect on what they can do for a more just and equitable society.

DOORS OF MIRACLES

Country of Origin: Australia
Project Type: Screenplay
Number of pages: 95
Writer: Patricia Poulos

The Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide when a young woman fights fear transcending her into the Universe to return with supernatural powers - and God speaks

Kay Sara Sara

Country of Origin: Canada
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 19 minutes 13 seconds
Director: Arjun Dinakar

"Kay Sara Sara" is an evocative short film that encapsulates the essence of life's unpredictability. It embraces acceptance while subtly hinting at futile quest to try to control the uncontrollable.

Set against the backdrop of the current economic crisis in Canada and Tech industry upheaval, two strangers, who are immigrants, find themselves sharing a cab, their worst day of their lives intersecting amidst a range of emotions.

In the end, they find solace in letting go of their stories. Will the universe write a new one for them?


The Perfect Shot: Antarctica

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Documentary, Short
Runtime: 10 minutes 20 seconds
Director: Quinn Halleck

"The Perfect Shot" is an inventive and captivating documentary that profiles award-winning fine art photographer Artem Shestakov as he attempts to photograph the most remote locations on the planet affected by the climate crisis.

Cora

Country of Origin: Mexico
Project Type: Feature
Runtime: 2 hours 50 seconds
Director: Mauricio De la Maza-Benignos

A woman compulsively accumulates black plastic baggs in her bedroom closet. What's in the bags?

Cora is a postmodern metaphor for the legend of the Phoenix: it's about the life of a socialite who faces the consequences of her decisions with unorthodox methods.

Cora must free herself from each of her demons, not knowing what the last and worst of all will be like. Infidelity, forbidden love, harassment, repression, appearances, plastic bags, future and past choices are part of the maelstrom that the protagonist must overcome to recover.

The Grand Undertaking

Country of Origin: Australia
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 6 minutes
Director: Robert Cole

Two men, low on money, decide to plan the ultimate low-scale robbery.

Hazing Rain

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 28 minutes 15 seconds
Director: Rosie DeHoyos

"Hazing Rain" is a poignant film that delves into the depths of personal growth and redemption. The story follows the journey of a man who is haunted by the traumas of his past. Having endured a childhood marked by narcissistic parents, he is confronted with the harsh reality of his own shortcomings. The film beautifully captures the essence of his daughter's blossoming singing career, which he initially fails to appreciate. However, a life-changing incident lands him in the hospital, triggering a series of vivid flashbacks to his abusive relationship with his father. As he emerges from this surreal experience, he is consumed by memories of his son, compelling him to reevaluate his priorities and mend his fractured bond with his daughter. Through heartfelt introspection and personal growth, he strives to rebuild his shattered relationships and embrace the role of a loving and supportive father. "Hazing Rain" is a compelling exploration of the human spirit's capacity for change and the power of redemption.

Above & Within

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 20 minutes
Director: Patrick Hall


Wrapped by grief over his fathers death, a young rancher spirals into paranoia sparked by his encounter with what he believes is a supernatural force out to claim his soul.

Walter's Internal Battle

Country of Origin: Canada
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 11 minutes 53 seconds
Director: Dean Attari

With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing people to be extra careful about germs, Walter, a laborer, played by Attari, develops an anxiety problem where he fears spreading germs by not being sure about his hand-washing, but, from this problem, he learns a fact about life.

The Music of Erich Zann

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Short
Runtime: 17 minutes 14 seconds
Director: Chad Garrett
Writer: Chad Garrett
Producer: Sarah Kiel, Nigelle Garrett, Matt Benson, Chloe Anderson
Key Cast:
Parker Ridings, Corey Lee Peña, Daniel Cross, Suzanne Jenkins

A young man, down on his luck, wanders onto an unfamiliar street. He takes residence in an imposing house run by an eclectic, not-quite-sinister man. During the night, his rest and studies are invaded by the weird music of a man playing the violin above him. Our young man becomes obsessed with the music and resolves himself to meet the musician; a choice that reveals the liminal nature of the street he has been living on, and the unfathomable evil that haunts it.


Group

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Feature
Runtime: 2 hours 13 minutes
Director: William R.A. Rush
Writer: William R.A. Rush
Producer: Xxena N. Rush
Key Cast:
Don Scribner

At a group meeting for recovering drug addicts, not everyone is revealing the full truth.


Aren't You Good At Everything

Project Type: Student Short
Runtime: 16 minutes 37 seconds
Director: Ryan Baumgart
Writer: Ryan Baumgart
Key Cast:
Jack Ryan Beckner, Gabe Ozaki 

In the midst of his climb to become a successful filmmaker, a young director named Hartley battles with his childhood trauma, his pursuit of happiness eclipsed by inner struggles. Following the triumph of winning an award for his latest film, his anguish intensifies while alone in his hotel room leading to harrowing and comical attempts at suicide. His journey is a compelling exploration of the profound impact that past wounds have on the pursuit of success, even in the face of external validation.

The Carrier

Country of Origin: Germany
Project Type: Feature, Short
Runtime: 50 minutes 47 seconds
Director: Andrei Turcan
Writer: Andrei Turcan
Producer: Andrei Turcan
Key Cast:
Christopher Köberlein as "Paul"

In his existential crisis, a desperate courier driver is tasked with delivering an ominous package under strange and questionable conditions. Due to his difficult life circumstances, he is forced to accept this offer and thereby grants a higher power control over him.

Lifeless: A Musical Zomedy

Country of Origin: United States
Project Type: Animation, Short, Other
Runtime: 15 minutes 13 seconds
Director: Christopher Shawn Shaw
Writer: Darren Cogan
Producer: Darren Cogan,Christopher Shawn Shaw, Rahn Springer, Holly Springer,  Susan Shearer,  Gary Voelker,Aaron Fullan
Key Cast:
Aaron Fullan,  Brad Stine,  Victoria Jackson,  Darby Cappillino,  Josh Mancuso


Three decades after the zombie apocalypse wipes out humanity, one lone zombie's undead heart groans—and croons—for something more.

Failing to find solace in his zombie friends and psychiatrist, he searches beyond himself to answer his deepest existential question, "Is there more to life than being dead?"

AU DELÀ DE L'HYGIÈNE


Country of Origin:
France
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
19´
Director: Pierre Descamps
Writer:
Pierre Descamps
Producer:
Pierre Descamps
Key Cast:
Jean-Baptiste Kaupp as  "Don Walsh "
Editor: Francesco Tellico


Synopsis: Inside a society obsessed by the hygiene, Don Walsh don't find his place between the purists ( "for " the hygiene) and the naturalists( "against" the hygiene"). Only his psy-robot understand him. Until the day when everything change ...


AWAKENING: A MERMAID´S TALE

Country of Origin: Spain
Project Type:
Feature
Runtime:
01:52:00
Director: Yolanda Torres
Writer:
Yolanda Torres
Producer:
Juan A. Fernandez, Yolanda Torres
Key Cast:
Sanna Toivanen as "Sofia"
Fran Lopez as "Nik"
Tracy Scott as "Meri"
Sam Jones as "Prof. Jane Seaver"

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Synopsis: Sofia, a struggling Marine Archeologist thesis student, on a quest to find Atlantis as a means to redeem herself for her sister, Eevi’s apparent drowning for which she blames herself, discovers the demons of her childhood are back to haunt her when she is faced with another family death. Guided by a series of unlikely thalassic companions, Sofia is forced to set off on a personal journey to conquer her fears, manifest in thalassophobia, through freediving - will she find the way to let Eevi go before she too is pulled under into the abyss?

CAMILA HUNCK

Country of Origin: Spain
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
30´
Director:
Antonio Perez
Writer:
Antonio Perez
Producer:
Txarly Marques
Key Cast:
Ramón Barea
Music:
Aitzol Saratxaga

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Synopsis: A Spanish resistance fighter, wounded in an ambush, arrives at the "Cueva de los Fugaos". Camila and the Neanderthal "animes" from the cave will take care of and protect him, putting her own life at risk. All set in Spanish post-war rural society.



DOG
Country of Origin:
France
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
31´
Director: Lucas Montal
Writer:
Lucas Montal
Producer:
Lucas Montal
Key Cast:
Guillaume Monfraix
Maë Dejean
Nicolas Audebaud
Justine Demeaux
Olivier Duval
Ludovic Coutaud
Pierre Dudout
Elie Sabrazat

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Synopsis: François, 40 years old, leads a peaceful life in a perfect suburban area. However, strange nightmares agitate his nights. With the help of a psychologist, he tries to make sense of them. Little by little, he loses touch with reality. Is he really awake? Or lost in a dream?

HALCYON DAYS

Country of Origin:
United States
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
17´
Director: Sophie Penn
Writer:
Sophie Penn
Producer:
Sophie Penn
Co-Producer: Arora McCargar
Key Cast:
Kylen Chen-Troester as  "Stella"
Paul Grant as "Rye"
Editor: Robert Shaffer Jr.
Music:
Sedona Regan, Jack Symes, Wondergaap

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Synopsis: When an incident with her parents sparks rebellion in 15 year old Stella, she decides to run away from home with Rye, a mysterious boy from a neighboring city in Texas. In this unconventional romance, the implications of love are explored in a dark take on young relationships.

IT´S SPRING...

Country of Origin:
Armenia
Project Type:
Feature
Runtime:
01:45:27
Director: Roman Musheghyan
Writer:
Harout Ghukassian
Producer:
Alexander Khachatryan
Key Cast:
Alexander Khachatryan as  "Aram Amatuni"
Levon Hakhverdyan as "Levon"
Armen Margaryan as "Gnel"
Marjan Avetisyan
Yeva Zohrabyan
Shant Hovhannisyan
Alis Kaplanjyan
Toomaj Danesh Behzadi

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Synopsis: Aram Amatuni is a retired special forces spy who has devoted his entire life to serving and protecting his country and to creating a lawful government. His son, Gnel, is a successful businessman who to this day hasn’t forgiven his father for putting the needs of his country before the needs of his own family. This conflict between father and son reaches its climax when Amatuni’s grandson, a talented violinist who has the opportunity to study in one of the best European music academies, inspired by his grandfather’s ideology goes against his own father’s wishes and enlists in the mandatory military service from which his father has freed him using all of his connections.

The unexpected war further severs the father-son relationship, leading Amatuni to take a road of no return. 

JUST ANOTHER SUMMER DAY

Country of Origin:
Japan

Project Type: Short
Runtime:
25´
Director: Yoshika Matsuoka
Writer:
Yoshika Matsuoka
Producer:
Yosuke Murachi
Key Cast:
Mai Fukagawa as "Hizuki Kawanaka"
Kanji Furutachi as "Tatsuya Matsuda"

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Synopsis:
When she woke up, with her body feeling so heavy, she couldn’t remember a single thing from the night before. Not where she was nor what she did. The only hints she had were the view from the window, showcasing a city that didn’t seem to be Tokyo, and a middle-aged man sleeping besides her.

The girl, Hizuki, had no memories of why she came to Kiryu with him.

‘Just’ a summer day with that man was about to start.

STATIONHEADS

Country of Origin: Hungary
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
17´
Director: Stu Gamble
Writer:
Stu Gamble
Producer:
Mihály Gál, Orsolya Horváth, Vicky Kjaer Jensen, Judit Romwalter
Key Cast:
Lili Walters as "Nora"
David Miller as "Paprika"
Zoltan Simon as "Zoli"

Editor: Stu Gamble
Sound:
Iulian Buga, Sámuel Csóka, Alex Dimitriu, Tamás Dévényi, Marina Muntean
Music:
Tom Bailey

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Synopsis: Three educated (and bored) twenty-somethings are working a dead-end job in a gas station. Their futures are grim. When a group of bank robbers turn up fresh from a heist and fresh out of fuel, things get a bit more interesting.


THE VETERAN DRAMEDY

Country of Origin:
Germany
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
29´
Director: Rainer Ludwigs
Writer:
Rainer Ludwigs, Tetyana Chernyavska
Producer:
Rainer Ludwigs, Tetyana Chernyavska
Key Cast:
Petro Stashenko as  "Bogdan"
Anna Zhara as "Lana"
Music:
Andre Feldhaus, Rainer Ludwigs


Synopsis: After fighting in the Donbas, Bogdan, a young Ukrainian, visits his mother in Germany. Here, he finds unexpected opportunities: university, a new job, an old new love. He would love to stay. But he struggles with German bureaucracy and his trauma of war. So will he return to his comrades at the front?

tRUTH

Country of Origin: Belgium
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
14´
Director: Sylvie Zaidman, Nic Shake
Writer:
Sylvie Zaidman, Chloé von Arx
Producer:
Sylvie Zaidman, Nic Shake
Key Cast:
Elaura Thomasson as "Ruth"
Matthew Luret as "Andrew"

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Synopsis: In a hyper-technological society, a couple lives their own utopia. But what happens when a glitch compromises all this idyllic interface?

THE THINGS THAT MATTER

Country of Origin:
France
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
13´
Director: JULES CHERBONNIER
Writer:
JULES CHERBONNIER
Producer: JULES CHERBONNIER, KEVIN MAREZ
Key Cast:
ROMAN ANGEL as "THOMAS"
JULES CHERBONNIERK as "THOMAS"
OLIVIER QUIVIGER as "Father / Père"
CLEMENTINE BAUDOUIN as "Mother / Mère"
JULIETTE WAXWEILER as "SISTER / SOEUR "
SOLENE DEVOS as "TEACHER / PROFESSEURE "

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Synopsis: Thomas won't stop until he finds meaning and happiness in his life through his work, but how will he react when he wakes up 20 years ago as a 7 year-old boy ?

MODERN LIFE

Country of Origin: France
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:
12´
Director: Antoine Svolanek
Writer:
Antoine Svolanek
Producer: -
Key Cast:
Constantin Burasovic as "Tom"Paris-Shangai, Bonbone
Sound:
Gauthier Aubry, Quentin Gerfault

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Synopsis: It is 8 p.m . As usual, Tom wakes up in his 9 meter square flat, in the outskirt of a big city. While the city goes to sleep or go out to party, he must prepare to go at the fast-food where he will work until dawn. He does not remember for how long he's been living this way, and does not know for how long he will. Anyway, he has no plan B. So he's getting ready to go through another night.

It will be the last one.


THE WOMEN WHO CAME FROM
THE LOTUS FIELD

Country of Origin: Thailand
Project Type:
Short
Runtime:

Director: Weerasak Saengdee
Writer:
Weerasak Saengdee
Key Cast:
Wisansaya Pakasupakul as "Fah"
Chaloemporn Sawatsuk as "M"
Editor: Plengvut Plengplang
Sound:
Pakin Temjai

Synopsis: The story of a young masseuse who is released from prison in a drug case. And the striped young man who has been pardoned.

HAÏKU
Country of Origin: France

Project Type: Short
Runtime:
24´
Director: Tim Rousseau, Florian Lesieur
Writer:
Tim Rousseau, Florian Lesieur
Producer: À L'Arrache Production, Newen Production, Studio Filmiz
Key Cast: Barbara Schnitzler, Horst-Günter Marx, Ulrike Bliefert

Synopsis: Adam and Evan live in a small village in the Cevennes. They go to the same high school but have never spoken to each other.

In the middle of a holiday, while Evan is still at boarding school, and Adam lives peacefully with his mother. They will meet by chance around a joint that will go wrong.

The consequences will be a week of "TIG" in this small Cevennes boarding school.

The two, although very different at the beginning, will be forced to get to know each other.

JUST BEFORE


Country of Origin:
France
Project Type: Short
Runtime:
15´
Director: Sylvain BRESSOLLETTE
Writer:
Sylvain BRESSOLLETTE
Producer: Sylvain BRESSOLLETTE
Key Cast: Sylvain BRESSOLLETTE

Synopsis: Time stands still just before a terrible car accident. The two motorists get out and see, frightened, the drama that will take place in a fraction of a second. A surreal negotiation follows between a stressed family man and a glib misfit.

TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR THIS WORLD

Country of Origin:
France
Project Type: Documentary
Runtime:
15´
Director: Aïcha Ghembaza
Writer:
Aïcha Ghembaza
Key Cast: Louise Sarah Mercedes Guillard, Quentin Guillard, Aïcha Ghembaza, Ariane Turmeau-
Editor: Jérémy Trellu
Sound design:
Loïc Gourbe

Synopsis: A film about the reality of a mother and her autistic child on a daily basis. A total immersion without detours in the heart of a strong story between Louise, a ten year old girl with autism, and her mother ready to do anything to protect her from the world around her.

OLYMPIQUE

Country of Origin:
France
Project Type: Short
Runtime:
14´
Director: Julien Marquet
Writer:
Julien Marquet
Producer: Julien Marquet
Key Cast: Simon Rérolle
Augustin Marquet
Myriam Campello
Tristan Meunier
Julien Massetti
Music:
Achille Loquet

Synopsis: OLYMPIQUE tells the story of ASB Olympique, a professional basketball club. We follow its new owner Theo, who at only 21, succeeds his recently deceased father at the head of the club.

WAVE LAND


Country of Origin:
France
Project Type: Short/Student
Runtime:
14´
Director: Ugo Aubry
Writer:
Vincent Hartmann
Producer: Jean Loir
Key Cast: Maxime Ardant as  "Elio"
Emma Gagnadoux as "Gwen"

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Synopsis: At the heart of a restless skatepark, Elio, a young 15-year-old designer, is

captivated by the atmosphere of the place. It’s when he meets Gwen, a young

skateboarder with a strong temperament, that Elio tries desperately to learn the

hard rules of this arena where violence and competition reign…