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Season - 4 (Official Selection)

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  • Mini- Short

And now the Bacon...

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(Christian Schönleitner)

 

Synopsis: A horror-comedy about cultural differences between Austrians and Vampires.






 

chillin' With Merle

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(Chris Lucas)

 

Synopsis: A guy is talking to a dead guy like he is alive.





 

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  • Short Film - Fiction Film

IMAJUIK - Short film

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(Marc Fussing Rosbach)

Synopsis: IN THIS SHORT SCI-FI HORROR IMAJUIK IS THE ONLY PERSON LEFT IN NUUK. IT'S 2060 AND THE ONCE SO BUSY CAPITAL HAS BEEN DESERTED DUE TO A URANIUM MINE EXPLOSION NEARBY. SUDDENLY IMAJUIK'S DEVICE DETECTS ONE LIFE FORM - BUT IS THAT A GOOD THING?.

Trailer of "IMAJUIK - Short film"

Answer Your Phone

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(Benji Wragg)

 

Synopsis: As a young man walks home he realises his being stalked by an obsessive presence. "Answer Your Phone" explores the negative effects of having an abusive partner and how abusive relationships can destroy ones mental health.




 

Today

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(Eben Skilleter)

 

Synopsis: A young woman haunts the areas she and her son used to frequent in an attempt to make sense of a terrible tragedy




 

The Roomie

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(Mauro A Diaz/ Jesus M Rouco)

 

Synopsis: When your lover dies, but refuse to leave you.



 

UPSIDE-DOWN SKY

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(Michael Ricci)

 

Synopsis: Nothing is as it seems under an...UPSIDE-DOWN SKY
 


 

The Light; Urban Chronicles - Family

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(J Bunting Johnson)

Synopsis: In you darkest hour an urban stranger appears. He plays mind games .. Or does he?

Two career criminals - in transit with a 'package' - get more than they bargained for en route to their final destination.

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  • Short Film - Non Fiction Film

Let There Be Peace

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(Donald Watson)

 

Synopsis: This a film about changing yourself for a better world.


 

Anchor 4
  • Short Documentary Film

Asylum - Love Has No Borders

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(Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather)

 

Synopsis: This is the story of Lital and Vinas. Lital is a travelling artist, specialising in traditional arts, and Vinas is a musician, who creates his own instruments. What makes their love story unique is that they come from different worlds … Lital is Israeli and Vinas is Iranian. When they met in 2018 at a peace camp in Turkey, they were both on a journey of self-discovery, both experienced travellers and honed in survival skills. It was love at first sight and from that moment they were inseparable. With Israel and Iran bitterly opposed to each other, they were forced to become itinerant, travelling across Turkey and the Caucasus on short tourist visas. They travelled to Cyprus in 2019 and, so they would not be separated, they were forced to apply for asylum. With no support from the welfare services, they became homeless, living off the streets of Nicosia and taking handouts from charities. It was ignominious and dangerous...…..

Lockdown - The Doctor Who Fans' Survival Guide

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(Roger Christopher Stevens)

 

Synopsis: During the Covid-19 pandemic, a call went out to fans of the BBCtv science fiction series DOCTOR WHO to film personal videos of how they coped with being confined in their homes for months on end. Shot on mobile phones, laptops, tablets and cameras …anything they could lay their hands on … the following film is the result. It's an inspiring tale of the indomitable human spirit - all wrapped up in some utterly unique stories and videos!

Prepare to be amazed!

So hang on to your facemasks … as we go on a worldwide tour to learn about the incredible ways Doctor Who fans’ survived lockdown!!!

This production is respectfully dedicated to all who suffered pain, grief and loss.

My Life as a Piece of Space Debris

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(Damien Donnelly)

 

Synopsis: Did you ever stop and think what life is like for a piece of Space Debris ?


 

INSURRECTION

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(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Dajla: cinema and oblivion

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(Arturo Dueñas Herrero)

 

Synopsis: Life is going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony. The event ends, life (and oblivion) continues.


 

Trailer of "Dajla: cinema and oblivion"

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  • Short Animation Film

CEASG THE MERMAID

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(CARMEN PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ)

 

Synopsis: Through the images of the maps from the Marqués de Valdecilla Historical Library UCM develops an animation short film. For this small film we have arrogated the iconography of sea monsters existing on the old maps of the library, in a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
In the story we can find some fantastic characters that inhabit a hostile environment, the attack of a monster, a heroine who saves an heir, a grateful kingdom and a happy ending.


 

Dystopia

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(Bellopropello)

 

Synopsis: Soap bubbles infiltrate a robotic armaments factory.
Subversiveness versus logical reasoning.
Who will get the upper hand?


 

KAVAL

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(Sasha Stanishik)

 

Synopsis: In a small mountain village, every summer the grandchild comes to his grandparents, where his days are immersed in the scent of the summer. His grandfather is playing kaval. The boy meets the kaval and the magic of its sound. What's hidden in this long pipe? Is the music inside? So he looks through the kaval toward the sky and feels the freedom and the joy of life. Unknowingly, he carries this moment within even when he grows up and gets alienated in the everyday life routines.
Slowly the tiredness from the city reminds him of the forgotten...


 

A Conclusion

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(Sreemon Das)

 

Synopsis: In a dilemma where one is faced with a choice between the past and the future, the past often has to make way for the future, despite the pain it causes.
The film 'Conclusion' shows a similar dilemma of a man whose daughter's marriage is knocking on the door while his mother is in Ventilation with no chances of survival. Ultimately the man lets his mother go, so his daughter's marriage doesn't get affected.


 

The Secret of Mr. Nostoc

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(Patrice Seiler, Maxime Marion)

 

Synopsis: Mr. Nostoc lives in an hectic city. Not stressed or pressed by time, he goes to work, and always has a new surprise under his hat.

When night comes, he goes into his attic and stays there for hours. Working on his secret.


 

Trailer of "The Secret of Mr. Nostoc"

Anchor 6
  • Short LGBTQ Film

Who I Wasn't

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(Seeley Björkstén)

 

Synopsis: Most transgender people have complicated relationships with their parents, and I am no exception despite the fact that my parents died before I turned 5 years old. This film is an open letter to my parents who never knew that I am queer.

Who I Wasn't

Anchor 7
  • Short Experiment Film

Blue earth - blaue erde

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(Petra Eischeid)

 

Synopsis: This short film is a nature dance film. In the film the dancers connect with the 4 elements of nature. Body painting and movements of the dancers let them become one with nature. Fire, water, air and earth become inspiring dancing moments in the film. The nature itself - a work of art. The film wants to give a different view on nature. An inner view - a view that connects with nature. It is a homage to nature. It invites the viewer to pause, to listen, to immerse, to empathise, to find back.... Only when we understand that we also consist of the 4 elements fire, water, air and earth, we will be able to enter into a healthy and sustainable relationship with the earth.

Trailer of "blue earth - blaue erde"

Anchor 8
  • Best Art Film

Two Chinese Pieces for the Piano

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(Bruno Taniguchi)

 

Synopsis: A video by Bruno Taniguchi. Set to music by Mimi Zhang, Mari Sanko and George Kostopoulos. Artwork by Nagy Ibolya and Julia Kolyanda. Original Chinese fonts by Elizabeth ("Lizz") Rasolkova. Produced and performed on piano by George Kostopoulos.


 

"Two Chinese Pieces for the Piano"

The Tower

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(David Ian Bickley, Suzy Moxhay)

 

Synopsis: “A dark, brooding landscape in the west of Ireland — beside a river stands a strange tower, venture inside to a decaying world written in renaissance tones and powered by lunar tides”.
A remarkable collaboration with award winning artist, British photographer Suzy Moxhay (RA) and Italian composer Davide Bernardi.

Suzy’s organic painterly photographs form the basis of this work – set within a series of events borrowed from WB Yeats and Carl Jung, we have created a kinetic mood account of contested histories, woven into the fabric of lunar time and space. As we ascend the tower, we, in alchemical manner, ascend through our own comprehension of metaphysical image-objects.

Anchor 9
  • Best Comedy Film

Manly Men of the Mountains

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(David L. Anderson, Charles Cruz)

 

Synopsis: Landon Stone heads up a rugged, three man logging operation in the pacific northwest. After recruiting help from the local temp. service, the manly fella's get more than they bargained for when inept, city boy PJ joins in.

We Sock -webseries – Season 3 – Episode 3: Multitask-trap

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(Petri Puroaho)

 

Synopsis: Multitasking – even with good intentions – can have unexpected side-effects, further away than you might expect. Web-series shows how family Sock is coping with long distance relationship, cultural differences and misunderstandings under Covid, and they face all kind of interesting and unexpected situations.

Anchor 10
  • Best Drama Film

SALAM

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(AHMED AKBAR)

 

Synopsis: Salam, a kind deaf young man, he is about to have a hearing aid he always waited for, he will be able to hear for the first time, feel the world differently. He is excited, perhaps too excited?


 

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 11
  • Best Horror Film

Answer Your Phone

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(Benji Wragg)

 

Synopsis: As a young man walks home he realises his being stalked by an obsessive presence. "Answer Your Phone" explores the negative effects of having an abusive partner and how abusive relationships can destroy ones mental health.




 

Anchor 12
  • Best Romantic Film

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 13
  • Best Sci-Fi

Billy The Farmer

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(Alejandro Chamorro)

 

Synopsis: Billy has an experience which he ends up questioning after the man in black shows up.


 

Anchor 14
  • Best Women's Film

Eternal Embrace

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(Ziad H. Hamzeh)

 

Synopsis: This Proof of Concept for a TV Series revolves around Cassandra “Cassie” Johnson, a middle-aged bookshop worker. Her younger sister, Sarah, believes Cassie is infatuated by romance novels showing men and women in an eternal embrace. She is tired of watching Cassie read only about paper heroes. Cassie’s health is deteriorating and all she wants is pure unadulterated romance. Sarah refuses to accept Cassie’s condition and tries to control her sister’s life.


 

Anchor 15
  • Best Director

INSURRECTION

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(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Anchor 16
  • Best Editor

INSURRECTION

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(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Anchor 17
  • Best Sound Design

INSURRECTION

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(MAURICE MICALLEF)

 

Synopsis: Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have occurred if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies and subsequently Italy. The question is how Malta found itself in this conundrum if Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in Sicily. This documentary recounts the French occupation of the Maltese Islands between 1798 till 1800.


 

Anchor 18
  • Best Actor (Male)

FERVENCY

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(Raymond Edwards)

Synopsis: Based on the life of Rodrigo Borgia. A Pope is distraught over the disunity of his children, besides the day-to-day chaos and treachery, threatening the Roman Republic. He is determined to resolve any further harm brought upon his family, after losing his youngest son. He approaches his favorite, yet troublesome (Giovanni), with hopes of putting his family back together, only to discover that Giovanni has burning secrets that would strip any father from his final virtue for forgiveness.

"If you shake the tree hard enough, you are bound to get more than a dead branch,"

Answer Your Phone

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(Benji Wragg)

 

Synopsis: As a young man walks home he realises his being stalked by an obsessive presence. "Answer Your Phone" explores the negative effects of having an abusive partner and how abusive relationships can destroy ones mental health.




 

SALAM

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(AHMED AKBAR)

 

Synopsis: Salam, a kind deaf young man, he is about to have a hearing aid he always waited for, he will be able to hear for the first time, feel the world differently. He is excited, perhaps too excited?


 

Manly Men of the Mountains

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(David L. Anderson, Charles Cruz)

 

Synopsis: Landon Stone heads up a rugged, three man logging operation in the pacific northwest. After recruiting help from the local temp. service, the manly fella's get more than they bargained for when inept, city boy PJ joins in.

Anchor 19
  • Best Actress (Female)

Martha

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(Sally Connors)

 

Synopsis: original monologue based on the life of Martha Mitchell, the wife of Attorney General John Mitchell during the Watergate Scandal.

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