NOVEMBER 2020 NOMINEES

Animation Short – Official Selection – November 2020

The Fourfold | Canada | 2020 | 01’
Director: Alisi Telengut
Producer: Alisi Telengut
Synopsis: Based on the ancient animistic beliefs and shamanic rituals in Mongolia and Siberia, the film explores the indigenous worldview and wisdom: Nature is the homeland of human being, Tengri is the deity and the father sky, Earth is the mother with rivers nourishing all beings, pagan and pantheist gods co-exist with all mortals. Against the backdrop of the modern existential crisis and the human-induced rapid environmental change, there is a necessity to reclaim the ideas of animism for planetary health and non-human materialities.

Derek the Sheep – The Grass is Always Greener (Pilot) | United Kingdom | 2020 | 06’
Director: Doctor Simpo
Writer: Gary Northfield
Producer: Schwa (Damian Jenorowski)
Cast: Nathan Folan, Cameron Cook
Derek is a sheep and sheep really love grass, there is some really lovely looking grass on the other side of the river…but how will Derek get across to eat it?

Origin of man | Norway | 2019 | 13’
Director: Pjotr Sapegin
Writer: Pjotr Sapegin
Producer: Merete Korsberg
Cast: Dagny Norvoll Sandvik, Henrik Holm
Synopsis: The film tells the story about how humans are immigrants from another place, a planet square as a box. When a hostile creature threatens the planet, the denizens had to evacuate leaving our identity and memory behind. Without any recollection of our past we have become restless, always searching for something without knowing what it is. We no longer remember the square planet, but keep building square boxes here on earth. But for some of us the memories of the Crystal planet returns in small fragments, invoking a sense of deja-vu. Nora experiences this. She is an rebellious teen-aged girl who struggles to find her identity and is searching for someone that will understand.

Die Krähe | Azerbaijan | 2020 | 02’
Director: Fidan Akhundova
Writer: Fidan Akhundova
Synopsis: Animated film “The Crow” (Based on the song „The crow“ from Schubert’s Winterreise) The film is about dealing with personal and archetypal shadows of personality. At the center of the film is a child who is afraid of the dark, dark crow. It escapes from the crow, but finds nowhere a sense of security. In the end, completely exhausted of flight and fear, the child is forced to look this archetypal shadow (which symbolizes crow) into the eyes and fight with it. The child slaps with small fists into the darker matter of the plumage, which is what the crow consists of. The child rages and beats in horror until he realizes that he cannot defeat the crow. Each blow falls into the black nothingness, with every touch the dark matter of the bird flows through the fingers of the child, and drips down. This is the Text of the song: The Crow Translation from the original German ‘Die Krähe’ © Richard Wigmore, author of Schubert: The Complete Song Texts, published by Schirmer Books, provided courtesy of Oxford Lieder (www.oxfordlieder.co.uk). A crow has come with me from the town, and to this day has been flying ceaselessly about my head. Crow, you strange creature, will you not leave me? Do you intend soon to seize my body as prey? Well, I do not have much further to walk with my staff. Crow, let me at last see faithfulness unto the grave.

Sad Beauty | Netherlands | 2020 | 10’
Director: Arjan Brentjes
Writer: Arjan Brentjes
Producer: Arjan Brentjes
Cast: Bart van der Schaaf, Anne-May de Lijser, Peter Baker
Synopsis: In a heavily polluted world, a young woman mourns the disappearance of animal species. When she falls ill due to a bacterial infection, nature appears to send her a message in her hallucinations.

Lion Dance | China | 2019 | 07’
Director: Yu Zhong
Writer: Yu Zhong
Producer: Jinming Lu
Synopsis: Forgotten and washed out, the dancing star lion is giving all it has to return to the public eye. The stranded lion unintentionally attends a lion dance performance at the Chinese New Year Temple Fair in Chinatown and achieves huge success, which reminds the lion of its glory days. It joins the lion dance team in excitement and learns from the Panda Master — dreaming of a career rejuvenation, but only to realize that lion dancing is unheeded and disliked except during traditional holidays. Lion dancing is an abandoned culture. Chinatown will be pulled down to make room for a international city lay-out,forcing the lion dance team to disband. The lion returns to the lion mountain in loneliness, then comes to realize its passion for lion dance. In order to save this culture, it comes up a crazy idea of combing the lion dance and modern choreography, and returns to the city.

Elsewhere | Germany | 2020 | 07’
Director: Sylwia Kubus
Writer: Sylwia Kubus
Producer: Sylwia Kubus –
Synopsis: The protagonist is leaving on a journey to the places, that remind her of the past. The woman looks back on her memories of the unhappy love and tries to leave these behind.

Children Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Pilipka | Belarus | 2012 | 07’
Director: Tatiana Kublitskaya
Writer: Dmitry Yakutovich
Producer: National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”
Synopsis: The little boy Pilipka shows up at the log hut of the evil Baba-Yaga. He is trying to run away. But the forest where the log hut is located was bewitched…

Marmalade | Bulgaria | 2020 | 06’
Director: Radostina Neykova
Writers: Radostina Neykova , Hanna Schwartz
Producer: Hirsto Hristov
Cast: Radostina Neykova
Synopsis: Sometimes, if you want to become a hero, you just have to fly. Innovation handmade embroidery animation.

Commercial Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Mercedes Benz – Celebrate the Star | Germany | 2020 | 01’
Directors: Adrian Koch , Johannes Tschepe (co-director)
Writers: Adrian Koch , Johannes Tschepe
Producer: Soda
Synopsis: Like a beacon in time everything is pulling to the greatest Star of all. The 123 series is the most widely sold Mercedes-Benz model to date. Beloved all over the world, the predecessor of the E-Class is a gift from the past. This clip is honoring the series, which left a lasting impression on the aesthetics of its time and all the times to come.

The girl with earring | China | 2020 | 04’
Director: Shanshan Wang
Writer: Shanshan Wang
Producer: Lorena Luo
Cast: Elvira Nikitina, Vermeer, Julie Fritscherová, Patrick Markes, Mikey Pitts
Synopsis: When the 17th century painter Vermeer was having trouble drawing in his studio at home, a bizarre incident took place that helped him complete his most famous painting.

The Routine | United States | 2020 | 01’
Director: Warren V Williams
Writer: Warren V Williams
Synopsis: This is a :30 second spot for New Balance shoes, about a young women and her struggle t workout during the pandemic.

Through the night with Urèz Studios | Germany | 2020 | 01’
Directors: Adrian German Koch, Johannes Tschepe, Carolin Katerkamp
Writers: Adrian German Koch, Johannes Tschepe
Producers: Kevin Meißner, Laura Battaglia, Carolin Katerkamp
Cast: Malena Tafel, Kevin Terre
Synopsis: Through the night with sleepless souls. Two edgy characters, a boy and a girl break into a luxurious house, taking whatever they want, money, clothes, car keys. Both fleeing with a beautiful old-timer through the container port towards a club where they embrace each pump and every hit. Here, on the dance floor, the initimacy between the two takes place, a moment that has been charged up, unleashes. From here it gets harder, it’s about looks, movements, faces. We leave the club at dawn smoking a cigarette sitting at the Rhine or on a skyscraper and looking back on the past few hours.

Debut Short – Official Selection – November 2020

VILLA EMPAIN | Belgium | 2019 | 25’
Director: Katharina Kastner
Writer: Katharina Kastner
Producer: Nicola S. Sangs
Cast: Tamar Kasparian
Synopsis: Villa Empain tells a story of survival. Concrete marble, brick and steel: little else made by human hands seems as stable, as immutable, as a building. Yet the life of any structure is neither fixed nor timeless. Outliving their original contexts and purposes, buildings are forced to adapt to each succeeding age. To survive, they must become shapeshifters. From a static idea in 1934, Villa Empain has turned into a living organism in the decades to come. The camera touches gently upon its textures as if to glimpse the moments they witnessed, to read the inner meaning of time. Villa Empain was a passion, a vision, a plan, a home, an artwork. It is a heartfelt dream that was abandoned. Villa Empain, today, looks like it did in the 1930s, but it has turned into another entity held by the same fundament. The film compares the life of Louis Empain and his creation. It bears witness to how a fixed idea, an architect’s dream, disappears in favour of a living architecture. The work is activated.

Saving Earth: Turkey’s Wildlife Corridor | Turkey | 2019 | 06’
Director: Abed Ahmed
Writer: Abed Ahmed
Producer: Abed Ahmed
Synopsis: We visit Turkey’s first and largest Wildlife Corridor, where over a million trees have been planted to expand the natural habitat of animals and continue the fight against climate change.

I Am Your Sister | United Kingdom | 2020 | 20’
Directors: Claudia Priddy, Zoë Ellender
Writer: Claudia Priddy
Producers: Milly Upton, Emma Fine
Cast: Leila Mimmack, Sinéad Clancy, Branwell Donaghey
Synopsis: A young, Irish woman making her way to an abortion appointment is hijacked into a clinic that reveals itself to be a decoy; a place to shame women into keeping their pregnancies by using an array of unethical and abhorrent practices.

Alice’s Playground | United States | 2020 | 14’
Director: TEREANIO EDGAR
Writer: Zamyia Felton
Producer: TEREANIO EDGAR
Cast: Sami Bray, Clara Doran, Christina R Gregg, Michael Mau, Samantha Noel Van Sickle
Synopsis: A family’s decision to protect what matters the most them eventually leads to bloody a path. Annalise Moore, a young college student and the newest nanny, is in for a wild night when she realizes that this might not be another regular job.

Documentary Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Consuming Contemporary | The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia | 2019 | 25’
Director: Ana Aleksovska
Producer: Marija Dimitrova
Synopsis: A bunch of seniors enjoys Skopje’s cultural events on a daily basis, as well as the food offered there. When societal judgment is about to stop their way of having fun – they realize how much more this habit means to them.

The Res Publica Story | United Kingdom | 2020 | 17’
Director: Tom Turner
Synopsis: The People’s String Foundation is a musical collective based in Cornwall, England. Made during lockdown, and incorporating previously unseen archive footage, this is a dive back into the band’s history – an inspiring and often amusing look at their evolution from jobbing festival outfit to full 32-piece orchestra. Discover the story of their latest touring show, the Res Publica Virtual Orchestra, and get introduced to the faces and philosophy behind their ongoing mission to bring performance art to the masses.

One-Way Ticket | Peru | 2020 | 14’
Director: Víctor Augusto Mendívil Garavito
Synopsis: This is the story of Don Rafael Castrillon, a master toymaker with more than sixty years of experience and a former Mr. Peru in bodybuilding. His story is a one-way ticket, with no return, towards the manufacture of the traditional wooden toy.

Flamework | Hungary | 2020 | 8’
Director: Zoltán Krasznay
Synopsis: The film gives the audience an insight into the other life of glass artist, Barbara Móró. It is the secret world that exists beyond the monotonous and busy everyday duties. A place where one can take their own time to evolve. This is the world where the unique pieces of the artist are born.

The Time Wardrobe | Hong Kong | 2020 | 09’
Director: Arjarn Jin
Writer: Arjarn Jin
Producer: Heather Kong
Cast: Toby Crispy
Synopsis: A day in the life of fashion upcycling evangelist, Toby Crispy. Throughout this day, she reflects on her journey – becoming disillusioned with mainstream fashion’s environmental & social impact to starting Fashion Clinic, an initiative against fast fashion tide, dedicated to redesigning, reconnecting and healing our relationship with our clothings. We follow her into memories as well as her vision of the future of sustainable fashion in Hong Kong.

The Little Moon | Lithuania | 2020 | 27’
Director: Elena Kairyte
Writer: Elena Kairyte
Producer: Ruta Adele Jekentaite
Synopsis: “Where the last house faded away in the wheat, there lived a little girl, who walked at night out in the fields, with a bucket of water to mirror the moon.” It’s a true story, based on Tonino Guerra’s poem, about a girl who lives in a remote Lithuanian village. This single farm holds her entire world: family, beloved animals and the whole seeing moon.

20 Years of Growth | Russian Federation | 2020 | 09’
Director: Sofia Gorlenko
Writer: Gleb Kuznetsov
Producers: Yana Shmaylova, Yulia Gudkova, Igor Kuznetsov, Gleb Kuznetsov
Synopsis: The documentary film is about farmers who contribute to the development of agriculture in Russia. An honest story about people who love their work, land and nature.

Dekora | Poland | 2020 | 17’
Director: Jan Sokala
Synopsis: For many years, Dekora Art Studio has been existing in Bydoszcz. Numerous students have come there to be taught art skills by Kuba (who is called Miszcz * by them). For many of them, the atelier has become their second home, where they can learn something more than just technical knowledge. Unfortunately, the building is going to be demolished soon, so the whole community of artists has to move out. They are facing the challenge of recreating the atmosphere of Dekora in a new place. * – Miszcz is an informal Polish word meaning master (mistrz) containing a deliberate spelling mistake.

Saving Earth: Turkey’s Wildlife Corridor | Turkey | 2019 | 06’
Director: Abed Ahmed
Writer: Abed Ahmed
Producer: Abed Ahmed
Synopsis: We visit Turkey’s first and largest Wildlife Corridor, where over a million trees have been planted to expand the natural habitat of animals and continue the fight against climate change.

Metanoia | Canada | 2020 | 11’
Director: Mariana Rossi
Writers: Marianna Rossi , Ebony Green
Producer: Ebony Green
Cast: Elizabeth Correia, Christine Stebel, Baillie Roy
Synopsis: After a childhood full of abuse, Elizabeth Correia shares the details of her early teenage pregnancy and the life changing journey that took her from pain to purpose to become a loving mother and motivational speaker for hundreds of young people.

Experimental Video Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Fading Brighter | United States | 2020 | 16’
Director: Ruby Que
Writer: Yongyu Chen, Ruby Que
Producers: Angaelica LaPasta, Adam Bruynesteyn
Cast: Lucie Bradacova
Synopsis: Fading Brighter is an experimental short exploring ephemerality: of the art form of moving image, of human experience, and of time itself. In the film, a lone female wanderer surveys the streets of Prague. Through chance encounters and found objects, she attempts to assemble the lost narratives of the city and of herself.

CANT KILL US ALL | United Kingdom | 08’
Directors: Botis seva , Ben Williams
Producer: Lee Griffiths
Cast: Botis seva , Shiloh lee seva
Synopsis: Unravelling one man’s mental unrest as he navigates the turbulence of dealing with two global pandemics. A theatrical experience combining Hip hop theatre and film from dance experimentalist Botis Seva, CAN’T KILL US ALL reveals the deterioration of one man’s emotional sanity and physical stability as he confronts life in lockdown. From reflecting on childhood memories to reliving Black trauma, CAN’T KILL US ALL pushes through the darkness to find light, humility and peace.

Don’t Talk | Turkey | 2020 | 08’
Director: Volkan GİRGİN
Writer: Volkan Girgin
Producers: Volkan Girgin, Sedef Pehlivanoğlu Girgin
Cast: Seda Türkmen, Serdar Orçin , Çağlar Çorumlu, Özlem Türkad, Güneş Tahtalı, Selim Bayraktar, Hasibe Eren, Ahmet Saraçoğlu, Halil Sezai Paracıkoğlu, Ahu Türkpençe, Öykü Serter, Sedef Pehlivanoğlu
Synopsis: Throughout the movie, we will watch a life of a character whose face will never be seen. We will look on the world from his eyes and will witness the oppression he has experienced. He’s only two years old. His excited parents forces him to communicate by saying ‘Talk’. When he’s six, he becomes chatterbox. But this time her parents are pressing him for ‘Don’t talk’. The dramatic moments that follow us throughout the film continues in the form of ‘talk or don’t talk’. Our hero can’t stand this pressure any longer and he’s detached from life.

F R A G R A N C E | France | 2019 | 01’
Director: Thierry NGUYEN
Writers: Thierry NGUYEN, Hedwige HAYES–MILET
Cast: Hedwige HAYES–MILET, Pierre ESTENAGA
Synopsis: “Memories are the Soul’s Perfume.” Shot in iPhone

In Home Quarantine | Hungary | 2020 | 08’
Director: Zoltán Janovics
Writer: Zoltán Janovics
Producer: Zoltán Janovics
Cast: Adrián Bobály Vendel, Imre Csok, László Kassai, Lili Kiós, Eszter Léb, Tamás Novák, Dániel Oláh, Zsuzsa Ujvári, Erzsébet Zernovácz, György Zrai
Synopsis: The film stars a large family. Family members live locked up in an apartment with no interaction between them. The plot of the film takes place in a single large room, a living room, in 7 minutes. The family is monitored through a security camera. Each character has a single scene of about 20 seconds. This sequence of actions is repeated many times, performing the same movements each time, as if they were members of a dance team. When the living room is full it becomes a cramped space, but suddenly it is emptied and something strange happens to the grandpa.

Fashion Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Aquelarre | Spain | 2020 | 03’
Director: Ele Ele Films
Producers: Ele Ele Films, Laura Mato
Cast: Linn Lebed, Natalia Oliveira, Bella Kaisers
Synopsis: A story of those they called witches

Welcome to Milan | Italy | 2019 | 02’
Directors: Giacomo Boeri, Matteo Grimaldi
Writer: Carlotta Giacomin
Producer: Antonio Guarrella
Synopsis: For Milan Fashion Week AW19/20, the National Chamber of Italian Fashion presents “ Welcome to Milan”, a fashion film directed by The Blink Fish. The film shows how beauty and imagination run wild in Milan just a few days ahead of fashion week. Following a group of models as they make their way through the city, we get to discover some of the most iconic places of the Italian fashion capital. The different looks of the models were carefully curated by fashion editor and stylist Georgia Tal, with a focus on supporting the local design scene by featuring a wide range of brands based in Italy, from emerging to more established, namely Act n.1, Arthur Arbesser, Gabriele Colangelo, GCDS, Giannico, Lucio Vanotti, Marco de Vincenzo, Marco Rambaldi, MSGM, Paula Cademartori, Sara Battaglia, Stella Jean, Tiziano Guardini and Vién. The Blink Fish and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana have been collaborating since 2016, developing an increasingly strong online presence with fresh and relevant video content with each fashion season. Some of their most recent works, such as Start the Buzz, Be Ready and Waiting Room, have been internationally recognised, selected and awarded by several film festivals, including Berlin Commercial, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and the LA Fashion Film Festival.

Spectacular Reality | United States | 2020 | 10’
Director: Ben Ditto
Writers: Madeline Quinn, Dasha Nekrasova
Producers: Alexander Tsebelis, Taylor Jeanne Penney
Cast: Erica Bitton, Arthur Adams, Anajah Hamilton, Ava Ferguson, Seashell Coker, Kaia Jane Abraham, Lua Beaulieu , Torraine Futurum, Taylor Jeanne, Mimi Bahk, Lizzy Enobakhare, Faith Harper, Hannah Woldetsadik, Mae McKagan, Manon Macasaet, Vera Bulder, Agusta Yr, Sadaf H Nava, Kris DeGirolamo, Kelly Zutrau
Synopsis: A group of downtown models attend a mysterious casting call.

Mini Video Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Anywhere but home | Israel | 2020 | 03’
Director: Yotam Laor
Writer: Yotam Laor
Producer: Ori Amiti
Cast: Amir Amiram Golan, Daniel Hale, Tal Galon, Itamar Berfman, Lisa Vasilieva, Yotam Laor
Synopsis: He will do everything not to return home. What home are you running away from?

St. Honoré | Israel | 2020 | 02’
Director: Yotam Laor
Writer: Yotam Laor
Producer: Ori Amiti
Cast: Naomi Levov, Yotam Laor, Gaia Shlita Katz, Ofek Nick Cohen
Synopsis: St. Honoré | סֶנט-אוֹנוֹרה Within our houses, beneath our clothes and our beautiful possessions hides a wild, impulsive, two-legged beast. One bourgeois dinner with friends gives rise to some of its participants’ suppressions until a total lose of control irrupts.

$50 Note | 2020 | 03’
Director: Dione Goh
Writer: Dione Goh
Producer: Dione Goh
Cast: Giselle Reanne Oei, Nelly Moh
Synopsis: A stranger’s naivety and ignorance questions the efficacy of her generosity as she meets someone less privileged than her.

The Firefly | Mexico | 2020 | 04’
Director: Mariana Azcárate
Writer: Mariana Azcárate
Producer: Mariana Azcárate
Cast: Rafaella Méndez Guzmán, Fernando Aznar
Synopsis: Melissa meets for the first time the voice of the one who has always taken care of her.

Tempted | Germany | 2020 | 03’
Director: Carolin Glomp
Writer: Carolin Glomp
Producer: Carolin Glomp
Cast: Renée Johanna Stulz
Synopsis: While a woman puts make-up on in front of her mirror, she starts to notice more and more hair in her face, which she pulls out one after another.

Conversations: TIME. | United States | 2020 | 02’
Director: Anas Tolba
Synopsis: A collection of conversations between a father and his son, about time.

E C C H Y M O S E S | France | 2020 | 01’
Director: THIERRY NGUYEN
Writer: THIERRY NGUYEN
Producer: THIERRY NGUYEN
Synopsis: ECCHYMOSES is a collection of human bruises. This first chapter ØRAISON pictures the anxiety of becoming a mother.

Stillness | Lebanon | 2020 | 02’
Director: Jessica Mansour
Producer: Dany Chamoun
Synopsis: It took Couple of seconds to change the beat of a country, to deform the face of a city and to destroy people’s lives. This film is about Beirut grieving in stillness. Moving in this city while dwelling on the memories of the explosion of the 4th of August 2020.

SuperJoe | 03’
Director: Samah El Kadi
Synopsis: Heroes are made out of suffering and distress, and that only liberates their powers. An inspiring docu-fiction about Joe, who not only survived the Beirut blast by a miracle but lived to see himself become a superhero.

Music Video – Official Selection – November 2020

Mother’s Day – The Mother’s Tale – David Arn feat. Ava Hart | United States | 2020 | 05’
Producer: Nastya Memphis
Synopsis: From “Traveler Tales”. Featuring singer Ava Hart, mother of a child on the autism spectrum. Video produced by dancer Nastya Memphis.Thanks for watching – “Mother’s Day- The Mother’s Tale” (Official Music Video)

Ekaterina Yashnikova – Recover | Russian Federation | 2020 | 06’
Director: Yulia Uzkikh
Writer: Yulia Uzkikh
Producers: Irina Bondarovich, Igor Kuznetsov, Adelina Nigmatova
Cast: Lev Keiser, Alexandr Lopanov, Fedor Galaktionov, Leonid Styazhkin, Ekaterina Yashnikova, Valeriy Prusakov, Maxim Udintsev, Oleg Dyadkov, Anton Zolnikov
Synopsis: Touching musical road movie about best friends who don’t want to grow up. Three boys go on the road in an old orange car. Where will they go?

LAMA | Brazil | 2020 | 07’
Director: Virginia de Ferrante
Writer: Virginia de Ferrante
Producers: Virginia de Ferrante, Amanda Moraes
Synopsis: “LAMA” (Mud) is a music video by the Brazilian band “Mulamba” that portrays the consequences of Mariana’s dam disaster in Brazil, considered to be the largest environmental catastrophe in the global context of tailings dam collapses. The music video combines documentary and videoart, using footage of the people who are protesting to be acknowledged as victims of the crime caused by the involved companies mixed with visual art conceived with organic materials as a link to what human beings and the environment are made of.

MITYA – Close My Eyes | Russian Federation | 2020 | 05’
Director: Timofey Sharagin
Synopsis: One young man fights against the personalities that inhabit his head and wreak havoc in his life.

What Was The Deal – Catherine Van Doesburg | Canada | 2020 | 04’
Directors: Michelle Beaudoin, Marc-Antoine Jodoin
Writer: Marc-Antoine Jodoin
Producer: Marc-Antoine Jodoin
Cast: Félicia Bédard, Samuel Rouillard, Samantha St-Laurent
Synopsis: A young woman falls in love with a friend and wonders about the reciprocity of her feelings.

Narrative Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Angel Falls | United Kingdom | 2020 | 08’
Director: Tom Lincoln
Writer: Luke Graves
Producer: Tom Lincoln
Cast: Kevin Stephen-Jones
Synopsis: What would you do with your final hour?

Furthest From | United States | 2020 | 19’
Director: Kyung Sok Kim
Writer: Rex Reyes II
Producer: Rex Reyes II
Cast: Amanda Christine, Tucker Chandler, Jasmin Jean-Louis, Mignon
Synopsis: In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole community will be forced to evacuate, as a result of the MTBE water contamination. For Jessie, this means facing an unwanted change and learning to say goodbye to that which tethers her to her little pink trailer.

Duplicity | United Kingdom | 2017 | 06’
Director: Bensalem Mitchell
Writer: Bensalem Mitchell
Producers: Bensalem Mitchell, Riyadh Haque
Cast: Sean Lerwill, Kate Braithwaite
Synopsis: A seemingly ordinary date proves fleeting as seductions often promise more than they deliver

Mush (2020) | United Kingdom | 2020 | 20’
Directors: Milo Blake, Alexander Denning
Producers: Siona Davis, Francesca Wallace
Cast: Geoff Bell, Bradley Bissett, Eunice Monk
Synopsis: A stolen camera falls into the possession of George King, setting in motion a road to new friendships, a deeper consideration of his identity as a Roma Traveller, and a reckoning with his father on the grief that they have shared.

Afloat | France | 2019 | 20’
Director: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Writer: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Producers: Idris Lettifi, Moussa Lettifi
Cast: Garance Eltejaye, Benjamin Siksou, Louise Massin
Synopsis: It’s summertime, by the Mediterranean sea. Garance joins her sister to look after her children. But for a few months now, something alters her appearance. Close to the water and the waves, she meets again with a man that she once knew.

Endgame | Canada | 2020 | 18’
Director: Noa cohen
Writers: Noa cohen, Mark cohen
Producers: Mark Cohen, Patrick Stark, Chris Jones
Cast: Riley Davis, Eduard Witzke, Em Haine, Jenny Mitchell, Bob Frazer
Synopsis: Scott Wilson, is a reserved teenager struggling with his home life and searching for a way out. Living with an abusive father he tries to help his mother cope. Turning more and more to the sanctuary of video gameplay, he and his friends create the hope he’s been searching for.

The Last Kick | United Kingdom | 2020 | 14’
Director: James Skinner
Writer: Ben Marshall
Producers: James Skinner, Tamara Day
Cast: Jay Taylor, Michael Bertenshaw, Brooke Hart
Synopsis: Fuelled by drink and without a plan, Tom has brought his old football Coach to the long-abandoned sports clubhouse that neither of them expected to see again. Tearing himself apart, Tom can’t decide if he wants answers or vengeance. But before he is able to fully confront the demons of his past, he is called away by his young daughter, Sophie, who has her own problems. When Tom returns, he finds a critically injured Coach, but can’t bring himself to save him. With Coach dead and the Police at Tom’s door, his torment is far from over.

ATHENA| Belgium| 2020 | 18’
Director: Natan Castay
Writer: Jérémy Maucour, Natan Castay
Producers: Caroline Bruyr
Cast: Mathias Pezza, Sophie Maréchal, François Badoud, François Maquet, Valentine Lapière, Charles Culot
Synopsis: Today is Hippolite’s first day at Athena, a booming start-up. Full of goodwill, he joins his co-workers in the challenging race to find The Idea.

DE PERFIL (OUTLINE) | Spain| 2020 | 18’
Director: ALEJANDRO RENEDO
Writer: ALEJANDRO RENEDO
Producers: ALBA PINO
Cast: ANAI GONZÁLEZ PRIETO
Synopsis: “De perfil” (Outline) it is an actress journey through the mandatory tolls of industry and customs of shame in search of a job.

MÉBÉT | Gambia | 2019 | 34’
Director: Ousman Jarju
Writers: Jama Jack, Muhammed H. Mahoney
Producers: Ousman Jarju , Muhammed H. Mahoney
Cast: Mariama Colley , Jainaba T. Sarr , Sheik Tijan Sonko , Rohey Camara
Synopsis: 14 year old Njillan, one of the top students in her class, has just been awarded a government scholarship to pursue her secondary education. Excited to share this achievement with her family, she is welcomed with bad news: Her father has given her away in marriage to Sengan, despite the protests from her mother. Njillan is forced to let go of her dreams and fulfil her marital duties. She falls pregnant and faces complications while giving birth to her son, Modi. She doesn’t survive. Modi grows up and is initiated into manhood by his grandfather, Njillan’s father. Now a man, he has the opportunity to carry forward the culture of child marriage or reverse the trends and protect his future daughters. He has an encounter with the spirit of his mother, telling her story and pleading him to break the cycle. MÉBÉT tells the story of one girl’s attempt to turn the tragedies of the past into lessons for the future. It is a conversation across generations to deliver positive change. The film showcases aspects of West-African culture to counter the negative narratives about the continent, and portray the reality of our journeys through stories of resilience and hope.

The Panda Complex | Denmark | 2020 | 29’
Director: Stefan Pellegrini
Writers: Jacob Thomas Pilgaard, Pernille Kjærsgaard
Producer: Louise Flamand
Cast: Ali Sivandi, Emma Silja Sångren
Synopsis: Doing a lockdown, the famous award-winning Danish-Iranian actor (and playboy) Ali Sivandi is forced to spend time with the boring suicidal “nobody” Sofia. An absurd terrorist attack, threatens not only the world, but also the cradle of “Danishness” Hans Christian Andersen. Ali and Sofia got nothing in common – or so they think. None of them are understood by society and they are both forced into cultural boxes. As an Arab, Ali can’t get a role as the hero, and Sofia is not a success. Slowly the two strangers become friends.

When the wolf’s away | France | 2020 | 12’
Director: Jeanne Boyé
Writer: Jeanne Boyé
Producer: Victor Wagner
Cast: Alice Le Strat, Alice Morgado
Synopsis: During her hypnosis session, Lara is confronted to the demons of her past. Will she be able to free herself from them? To heal her wounds, Lara chose to put everything behind her. She is on the wrong track. In the course of her hypnosis session, she makes a discovery: the person she must forgive is not the person she believes. (Poster available soon)

Orthogonal | Canada | 2021 | 04’
Director: Ollie Rankin
Writer: Ollie Rankin
Producer: Ollie Rankin
Synopsis: Orthogonal is a story of two young women from very different, but equally challenging backgrounds. They each break free from the families, traditions and expectations that are holding them back and set out to find themselves. Instead they find one another and discover just how difficult it is to bridge the rift between their divergent worlds.

Virtuoso | Italy | 2020 | 15’
Director: Nico Amedeo
Writer: Peter Walters
Producers: Nico Amedeo, Peter Walters, Federica Marchese
Cast: Scott Trost, Martin Sun Hans Anderson
Synopsis: As a father battles with his Parkinson’s in order to play the song his son once played so well, he’s interrupted by his android servant, intrigued by the piano. Rollo, the servant, masters the tune to please his owner, but instead brings back memories best forgotten.

Grit | Netherlands | 2020 | 11’
Producer: Hoekman Brothers
Cast: Astrid van Eck, Bert Hana
Synopsis: A dark surrealistic tale on the grief of a mother during WWII.

Conscious Consequences | Germany | 2020 | 14’
Director: Julian Erksmeyer
Writers: Julian Erksmeyer, Philine M Bartels
Cast: Aaron Max Koszuta, Anna Katharina Fecher, Marc Schöttner
Synopsis: Tom is a young illustrator with bipolar disorder, which manifests in manic and depressive phases. His struggle with the disease becomes apparent when a well known acquaintance arrives and he gives in to frantic mania, unstructured planning and faces the resulting consequences. In a downward spiral of emotions he questions his life and if he’s really in control of it. Will he be able to break this vicious cycle, or will mania and depression hold him in their grip forever?

I Am Your Sister | United Kingdom | 2020 | 20’
Directors: Claudia Priddy, Zoë Ellender
Writer: Claudia Priddy
Producers: Milly Upton, Emma Fine
Cast: Leila Mimmack, Sinéad Clancy, Branwell Donaghey
Synopsis: A young, Irish woman making her way to an abortion appointment is hijacked into a clinic that reveals itself to be a decoy; a place to shame women into keeping their pregnancies by using an array of unethical and abhorrent practices.

Alice’s Playground | United States | 2020 | 14’
Director: TEREANIO EDGAR
Writer: Zamyia Felton
Producer: TEREANIO EDGAR
Cast: Sami Bray, Clara Doran, Christina R Gregg, Michael Mau, Samantha Noel Van Sickle
Synopsis: A family’s decision to protect what matters the most them eventually leads to bloody a path. Annalise Moore, a young college student and the newest nanny, is in for a wild night when she realizes that this might not be another regular job.

No/Low Budget – Official Selection – November 2020

B&B 2.0 | France | 2020 | 14’
Directors: VENTURI Anaïs, MATTEACCIOLI Philip
Writers: MATTEACCIOLI Philip, VENTURI Anaïs
Producer: SABATIER Ludovic
Cast: DASSIGNY Diane, LAIGNER Alexandre
Synopsis: Diane and her teen-ager daughter are coming back home after holidays. Unfortunately, the man having rent their flat for two weeks has not left. What are they going to do with that alien ?

Mistake | 2020 | 08’
Director: Julius Stakišaitis
Writer: Julius Stakišaitis
Cast: Rokas Stasevicius
Synopsis: After the protagonist finds himself in the middle of a very abstract and pretentious story, he wonders whether creating it was the best way of spending their money, time, and effort.

-Wicked Desires – | Italy | 2020 | 05’
Director: Michele Assante
Synopsis: Hidden at first glance, there is a cursed shop that only sells at high price what you desire most. Who will be its next customer and what will he find between its shelves? As the saying goes “Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true!”

Don’t Look Back | Belgium | 2020 | 06’
Director: Nancy Van Beersel
Writers: Nancy Van Beersel (Animation), Kyoko Baertsoen, Jo Mahieu, Jan De Block (Music)
Producer: Nancy Van Beersel
Synopsis: Animated video (cutout animation) for “Don’t Look Back”, first single of the album “KYOKO”, from Belgian singer and friend Kyoko. Story inspired by “Berenice”, from E.A.Poe.

Through the night with Urèz Studios | Germany | 2020 | 01’
Directors: Adrian German Koch, Johannes Tschepe, Carolin Katerkamp
Writers: Adrian German Koch, Johannes Tschepe
Producers: Kevin Meißner, Laura Battaglia, Carolin Katerkamp
Cast: Malena Tafel, Kevin Terre
Synopsis: Through the night with sleepless souls. Two edgy characters, a boy and a girl break into a luxurious house, taking whatever they want, money, clothes, car keys. Both fleeing with a beautiful old-timer through the container port towards a club where they embrace each pump and every hit. Here, on the dance floor, the initimacy between the two takes place, a moment that has been charged up, unleashes. From here it gets harder, it’s about looks, movements, faces. We leave the club at dawn smoking a cigarette sitting at the Rhine or on a skyscraper and looking back on the past few hours.

The Routine | United States | 2020 | 01’
Director: Warren V Williams
Writer: Warren V Williams
Synopsis: This is a :30 second spot for New Balance shoes, about a young women and her struggle t workout during the pandemic.

Short Comedy – Official Selection – November 2020

Pit Stop | United States | 2020 | 06’
Director: Cody Lee Brown
Writers: Ian Simpson, Mim Epstein, Cody Lee Brown
Producers: Mim Epstein, Ian Simpson, John Pesavent
Cast: Molly Ryman, Walter Weaver
Synopsis: A simple gas station pit stop turns into a heated battle of principles in this comedy short film from writer/producer Mim Epstein, writer producer Ian Simpson and director Cody Lee Brown. Starring Molly Ryman and Walter Weaver.

Under Pressure | Canada | 2020 | 08’
Director: David Labrecque
Writer: David Labrecque
Producers: David Labrecque, Frangin
Cast: Steven Lee-Potvin, Jean-Philippe Côté
Synopsis: When Marc, marketing director, and Benoît, maintenance worker, meet in the same washrooms at the same time, neither of them is able to perform. Both suffering from anxiety in public restrooms, they take advantage of the situation to share their problems with each other. Benoît has a theory about the cause of their anxiety: it’s the reign of Capital. His speech has decisive consequences on his toilet neighbour.

Quarantine | Italy | 2020 | 06’
Director: Luigi Rotondo
Writer: Luigi Rotondo
Producer: Laura Ricci
Synopsis: How do you react to the fear of the imponderable? How can creativity and imagination help us and our children to interpret what is happening to us towards a positive and productive change? A family of Videomakers gets to work during the global pandemic to create a small parallel world made of amazement, of sweetness, of play. A surreal world that helps us to discover and tell the metamorphosis that is taking place in many of us. A project carried out at home involving the family to make sense of the passing time and to share creative processes with their children. An unpublished experiment to share with the rest of the world a vision in which #andratuttobene.

SYNCHRO | Japan | 2020 | 08’
Director: Jii Zhang
Writer: Jii Zhang
Producer: Victoria Hu
Cast: Maria Mizorogi
Synopsis: A kung fu girl cast a love spell on a man in her mind and control his body for a secret scheme. However it goes in a different way.

Short Dance/Musical – Official Selection – November 2020

Swoosh | United Kingdom | 2020 | 03’
Director: Daniel Cawthorne
Producer: Graziella Cawthorne vella
Cast: Edd Arnold
Synopsis: Contemporary Dance film shot on super 16mm and full frame digital combined with the ARRI Trinty, I wanted to make a short dance film combining these elements to create dream world, without special effects.

Divided We Scroll | United Kingdom | 2019 | 06’
Director: Klaas Diersmann
Writer: Klaas Diersmann
Producers: Sandra Spethmann, Simon Oxley
Cast: Temitope Ajose-Cutting, Stephen Moynihan, Sara Ruddock, Flavien Cornilleau, Angeliki Margeti
Synopsis: Technology is rewiring our brains and changing both our physical movements and inner thought processing. ‘Divided We Scroll’ is an experimental and eerie depiction of our intimate relationships with these technologies, which have become obsessive, compulsive and divisive. Through contemporary dance, we explore the chilling reality of a constantly connected world where data and software is continuing to redefine us within an increasingly complex technological network.

All the poems I didn’t send | Netherlands | 2020 | 12’
Director: Arjan Gebraad
Cast: Celine Werkhoven, Hannah Zwaans, Jeroen Meijer, Arjan Gebraad
Synopsis: “They don’t give a damn whether you win or James and Ruby or Mario and Jackie or the Man in the Moon and Little Miss Muffet. They just want to see a little misery out there so they can feel a little better maybe. They’re entitled to that.” There were so many poems written that one day, it was decided to put them all into a space where dance marathons meet with finding comfort in the other one. A dance movie about empathy, entertainment, ritual, participation, spectacle and love. “Help me! Oh please, please!” “Tell me when.” “I’m ready.” “Now?” “Now.”

4 | Sweden | 2020 | 12’
Directors: Mariana Palacios, Adrián del Arroyo
Producers: Mariana Palacios, Stream Movement
Cast: Mariana Palacios, Juan J. Ochoa, Sabine Groenendjik, Benjamin Behrends
Synopsis: 4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

The Protocol | United Kingdom | 2020 | 13’
Director: Avatâra Ayuso
Writer: Avatâra Ayuso
Cast: Jordan Ajadi, Chloe Hillyar, Georgia Thompson
Synopsis: Directed by Avatâra Ayuso as part of a triptych of works based on the same concept, The Protocol is filmed using a colourful, eccentric and retro-vintage cinematic language where the performers in confidence to the viewer, express their thoughts, exposing their contradictions, fears and worries about our relationship with the other. This digital take on The Protocol was inspired by our society’s virtual encounters that have become so indispensable and frequent in our current working realities.

Short Drama – Official Selection – November 2020

Grit | Netherlands | 2020 | 11’
Producer: Hoekman Brothers
Cast: Astrid van Eck, Bert Hana
Synopsis: A dark surrealistic tale on the grief of a mother during WWII.

SAYING – Chapter 1 | France | 11’
Director: Ismael Nebchi
Writer: Dimitri BOETTO
Producer: MEDIA UP PRODUCTION
Synopsis: On the verge of clan warfare, In a rough neighborhood called PARADISE, Eric has a mission that seems simple: drop a bag to a certain “Orvard”…

A Simple Vow | United States | 15’
Director: Zoey Martinson
Writer: Zoey Martinson
Producers: Christina Lind, Zoey Martinson, FTVC
Cast: Alexa Kent, Arash DeMaxi, Katie Balen, Payton Galinson, Chuck Montgomery, Tanasja Thompson, Isabel Machado, Madalyn McKay
Synopsis: As a young Millennial, Sister Agnes’s decision to join the Catholic church was not a popular one. She now finds herself in a position to change the church from the inside. Will she follow though on that promise when faced with a decision that tests her faith or will she hide behind a veil of silent prayer.

Making Peace | United States | 2021 | 24’
Director: Judah Ray
Writer: Judah Ray
Producer: Judah Ray
Cast: Kourtney George, Nathaniel Buzolic, Dante Basco
Synopsis: Making Peace Sometimes what you’re afraid of, is what will set you free. Introducing KOURTNEY GEORGE (HurtBae, Trunk) with NATHANIEL BUZOLIC (Hacksaw Ridge, Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and DANTE BASCO (Hook, The Last Airbender) “The Twilight Zone meets Quentin Tarantino” ~ Mike Sica Summery: Janis believes growing up without a father has led her down a destructive path of rebellion and bad choices. She wound up in an abusive relationship, so bad, that one day she came home to her child dead on the floor. Out of anger, she grabbed a gun, and shot the man… but, he overpowered her, seized the gun, and shot back. Dennis left his baby daughter, Janis, to join the military, and provide for his family. After dying is Vietnam, his only regret is leaving Janis behind, as he roams in purgatory. Now, it’s 1969, and unaware that she’s dead. Janis joins her father in purgatory, to engage in a lengthy discussion, as they travel through a barren desert. By the end, Dennis helps Janis discover, she must accept the mistakes she’s made, in order to pass on to the other side. Thereby, he can fulfill his desire to be there for his daughter, as she makes peace with death, and join her in the afterlife.

Itaca | Italy | 2020 | 20’
Director: Francesca Giuffrida
Writer: Francesca Giuffrida
Producer: Francesca Giuffrida
Cast: Giulia Aglianò , Giuditta Costantini , Gilda Panizza
Synopsis: A young woman decides to return, after a long time, to a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea where she lived a great love story with a mysterious girl who haunts her dreams. By recalling the memories of the past and revisiting those places full of absence, she will have to overcome the pain that keeps her life suspended in limbo.

Mush (2020) | United Kingdom | 2020 | 20’
Directors: Milo Blake, Alexander Denning
Producers: Siona Davis, Francesca Wallace
Cast: Geoff Bell, Bradley Bissett, Eunice Monk
Synopsis: A stolen camera falls into the possession of George King, setting in motion a road to new friendships, a deeper consideration of his identity as a Roma Traveller, and a reckoning with his father on the grief that they have shared.

Afloat | France | 2019 | 20’
Director: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Writer: Ève-Chems de Brouwer
Producers: Idris Lettifi, Moussa Lettifi
Cast: Garance Eltejaye, Benjamin Siksou, Louise Massin
Synopsis: It’s summertime, by the Mediterranean sea. Garance joins her sister to look after her children. But for a few months now, something alters her appearance. Close to the water and the waves, she meets again with a man that she once knew.

The Rite of Passage | United States | 2020 | 07’
Directors: Albion Sabani, Gabriel Carmona
Writers: Gabriel Carmona, Albion Sabani
Producers: Albion Sabani, Gabriel Carmona
Cast: Steve Paul, Karan Corley, Gabriel Carmona
Synopsis: Grief is universal. It transcends time and space.

Jack and Anna | United States | 2019 | 15’
Director: Ksenia Ivanova
Writers: Ksenia Ivanova, Savannah Oakes
Producers: Eva Herndon, Mika Santiaguel
Cast: Kate Smith, Brookelyn Hébert , Joe Chapleau
Synopsis: Based on true events from the early 1900s, “Jack and Anna” tells the story of a young couple whose happy life on their farm is suddenly shattered when Jack’s biggest secret is revealed: the fact that he is a woman named Helen. After the revelation, Helen is put on trial for cross-dressing and same-sex marriage.

I Am Your Sister | United Kingdom | 2020 | 20’
Directors: Claudia Priddy, Zoë Ellender
Writer: Claudia Priddy
Producers: Milly Upton, Emma Fine
Cast: Leila Mimmack, Sinéad Clancy, Branwell Donaghey
Synopsis: A young, Irish woman making her way to an abortion appointment is hijacked into a clinic that reveals itself to be a decoy; a place to shame women into keeping their pregnancies by using an array of unethical and abhorrent practices.

Short Thriller/Mistery – Official Selection – November 2020

Ride With The Guilt | United Kingdom | 2020 | 10’
Director: Dario Bocchini
Writer: Dario Bocchini
Producers: Victor De Almeida, Dario Bocchini
Cast: Rebecca Calienda, Cecile Sinclair
Synopsis: Two women meet in a car during a rainy night, a crime has been committed, only one of them knows why.

The Body | United States | 2020 | 06’
Director: David C. Brame Jr.
Cast: MICHAEL ZIMMER, PAUL GLAZIER
Synopsis: On a journey to dig an unmarked grave in the middle of the desert, Sam grapples with his inner darkness, a sinister shadow, lurking just beneath the surface of his psyche.

Student Short – Official Selection – November 2020

Daydreamer’s Pursuit | Australia | 2020 | 07’
Director: Jasmine Bryan
Writer: Jasmine Bryan
Producer: Jasmine Bryan
Cast: Emmagen Litchfield , Jasmine Bryan , Doretta Meyer
Synopsis: Full of determination and uncertainty, Nutmeg pursues her daydream to escape a dull reality with a Walkman and her case of few sentimental belongings.

REvolution |01’
Synopsis: Using themes of overconsumption and egocentrism, REvolution aims to show a fast fashion shopper a more holistic view of their choices through how the process of making their clothes causes climate change.

A Date With Verna | Canada | 2020 | 04’
Director: Mac Tyson Pettit
Writer: Mac Tyson Pettit
Producer: Mac Tyson Pettit
Cast: Al Crittenden, Grayson Neil
Synopsis: An old man struggles to make it to his date on time.

When I become who I am | Denmark | 2020 | 10’
Director: Lene Kamm
Writer: Lene Kamm
Producer: Ecole de Leth
Cast: Lene Kamm
Synopsis: Who am I when nobody’s watching? A personal story about growing up as a black woman in Denmark lacking identification models. A story about loneliness and searching for belonging.

Metanoia | Canada | 2020 | 11’
Director: Mariana Rossi
Writers: Marianna Rossi , Ebony Green
Producer: Ebony Green
Cast: Elizabeth Correia, Christine Stebel, Baillie Roy
Synopsis: After a childhood full of abuse, Elizabeth Correia shares the details of her early teenage pregnancy and the life changing journey that took her from pain to purpose to become a loving mother and motivational speaker for hundreds of young people.

Jack and Anna | United States | 2019 | 15’
Director: Ksenia Ivanova
Writers: Ksenia Ivanova, Savannah Oakes
Producers: Eva Herndon, Mika Santiaguel
Cast: Kate Smith, Brookelyn Hébert , Joe Chapleau
Synopsis: Based on true events from the early 1900s, “Jack and Anna” tells the story of a young couple whose happy life on their farm is suddenly shattered when Jack’s biggest secret is revealed: the fact that he is a woman named Helen. After the revelation, Helen is put on trial for cross-dressing and same-sex marriage.

Short Horror – Official Selection – November 2020

Parched | United States | 2020 | 10’
Director: Charles Mesa
Writer: Charles Mesa
Producer: Faviola Rivas
Cast: Christine Celozzi, Arthur J. Davis, Charles Mesa
Synopsis: After a self-destructive bender, Rebecca receives a threatening phone call from her “beloved.” She begins to fear that before the night is through, she’ll have to face the consequences of her actions.

Alice’s Playground | United States | 2020 | 14’
Director: TEREANIO EDGAR
Writer: Zamyia Felton
Producer: TEREANIO EDGAR
Cast: Sami Bray, Clara Doran, Christina R Gregg, Michael Mau, Samantha Noel Van Sickle
Synopsis: A family’s decision to protect what matters the most them eventually leads to bloody a path. Annalise Moore, a young college student and the newest nanny, is in for a wild night when she realizes that this might not be another regular job.

Short Romance – Official Selection – November 2020

In Tune | France | 2020 | 16’
Director: Xavier Inbona
Writer: Xavier Inbona
Producer: Claude Lelouch
Cast: Xavier Inbona, Charlotte Bizjak
Synopsis: While he must, no matter the costs, win the largest piano contest in the world, he has a stroke…

Red Wall | Lebanon | 2020 | 05’
Director: Cynthia Sawma
Writers: Cynthia Sawma, Fouad Yammine
Producers: Dany Chamoun
Cast: Abla Khoury , Mohamad Akil, Fouad Yammine
Synopsis: After surviving the Beirut blast on August 4th 2020, Khalil and Leila, two longtime friends from the Sursock museum are forced to get separated. Before Leila moves to France, Khalil must break his silence and confront her with what he has been hiding for so many years.