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INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS

MATTIA CAN FLY    fiction 2016

Director: Alessandro Porzio

Country of Origin/Filming: Italy

 

Mattia feels like a canary unable to fly. But maybe it's just a matter of courage.

HOPE CITY   fiction 2015

Director: Thomas Baricevic

Country of Origin/Filming: Australia

 

Majak, a teenage boy from South Sudan is haunted by his dark past and torn between his new life and a burning desire to return to home to find his mother.

STUCK   fiction 2016

Director: Mathijs Geijskes

Country of Origin/Filming: Netherlands

 

Harm and Helena, a middle-aged married couple, are upside down in their car alongside a remote road. To make matters worse Harms leg is stuck and help doesn’t seem to be near. Can their relationship survive when they need it the most?

FERRUCCIO STORY OF A (SMALL) ROBOT    fiction 2017

Director: Boris Kozlov

Country of Origin/ Filming: Italy

 

Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge. Thanks to his determination and a bit of magic, a short circuit will create Ferruccio, a robot created by assembling contraptions that has been recycled.

INNER ME    documentary 2016

Director: Antonio Spanò

Country of Origin: Italy   Country of Filming: Congo

 

Butembo, North Kivu, D.R. Congo

While following Jemima, a little curious girl who wanders through dusty roads, crowded markets, slaughterhouses, furnaces and bat hunters we get acquainted with three women who describe the harsh realities of being born female and deaf in a society that discriminates against both women and people with disabilities.

911 PIZZA   fiction 2016

Director: Elefterios Zacharopoulos

Country of Origin: Belgium   Country of Filming: France

 

One day a woman calls 911 and orders a pizza. But what if this time it's not a joke ?

HOPE ST   fiction 2016

Director: Elias Ressegatti

Country of Origin / Filming: U.S.A.

 

A young man is about to drastically alter the course of his life. As he contemplates going through with an armed robbery, he is haunted by repeating visions of what could go wrong.

NOBODY DIES HERE    documentary 2016

Director: Simon Panay

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: Benin

 

Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.

I WAS ONLY 14   documentary 2016

Director:  Froukje van Wengerden

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Filming: France, Belgium, Netherlands

 

While a 86-year-old woman looks back on a life-changing event just after her fourteenth birthday, we look into the eyes of girls who are fourteen years old now, full of stories of their own and with their open glance forward.

THE MALTESE FIGHTER   fiction 2015

Director: Arev Manoukian

Country of Origin/Filming: Malta

 

In a time when Malta’s political violence was at its peak, Carmelo, a struggling single father and boxer from Valletta, is forced to join a corrupt underworld as he tries to provide for his only son Giuseppi.

DEUSA   fiction 2016

Director: Bruna Callegari

Country of Origin/Filming: Brazil

 

Deusa works as a tool-booth attendant on the island where she lives. Accustomed to seeing the movement of travelers, she had never thought about her own destiny. When a whale becomes stranded on the beach, Deusa starts to feel different.

GAME NIGHT    fiction 2016

Director: Jan van Gorkum

Country of Origin/Filming: Netherlands

 

Liz meets the parents of her new boyfriend Pepijn during their regular game night, where Pepijn's mother Ingrid is calling the shots. What begins as an innocent game, quickly changes into a nightmare for Liz, when she clashes with Ingrid, who is determined to win the game at all costs.

RINGO ROCKET STAR and his song for Yuri Gagarin    fiction 2017

Director: Rene Nuijens

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Country of Filming: Serbia

 

‘RINGO ROCKET STAR and his song for Yuri Gagarin' is a dry tragic musical comedy (short) film about a gipsy guy who does think he can be famous by writing a song for the first man in the space 'YURI GAGARIN'...

THE BOUQUET   fiction 2014

Directors: Julien Segard & Romain Carciofo

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: Belgium

 

On a deserted road, driving an antique car, Stephane hurries up to a wedding whom he is the best boy. Terribly late, he realizes that he forgot the bride’s bouquet...

PHANTOM LIMB   fiction 2016

Director: Luigi Storno

Country of Origin/Filming: Greece

 

Phantom Limb is an erotic drama for the unconditional love which leads to the ultimate sacrifice. A man named Petros and a woman named Electra have the ideal relationship, when suddenly, Petros disappears from her life. All the unanswered questions force Electra to seek the truth in any way possible, in order to free herself from a past relation that keeps her emotionally “captive”. Two ex -lovers are being separated by 5 cm. of wood. The silence of the man behind his door and the emotional burst of Electra lead to a confession which seems to be the only way out. Could Electra receive any possible explanation? Can they both redeem themselves?

THE HUG    fiction 2015

Director: Iñaki Sánchez Arrieta

Country of Origin/Filming: Spain

 

Raul tries to resolve a discussion by telephone between his brothers, while shops at a local supermarket, has a strange meeting with a woman.

TRANSIT   fiction 2016

Director: Oliver Kracht

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

Two war photographers have to take separate paths after having worked together many years. Stuck in an abandoned airport, they both have to redefine their lives again.

THE CHALLENGE   fiction 2016

Director: Poul Erik Madsen

Country of Origin/ Filming: Denmark

 

We meet a seemingly tight group of children who challenge each other to overstep boundaries. The challenges end up having great consequences to the children and their classmates.

‘The Challenge’ is based on case stories from Danish schools and is produced in cooperation with Save the Children to be screened in schools.

The short film illustrates how bullying can originate in such varied emotions as boredom, fear of exclusion, and loneliness.

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