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SHORT FILMS

BLESS ME, FATHER  fiction / comedy

Director: Boubkar Benzabat

Country of Origin / Filming: France

 

 

A man goes to the church in order to confess

his last sin to an exasperated young priest.

COVID 19 - UNICORN  documentary

Director: Charalambos Charalambous

Country of Origin/Filming: Cyprus

 

 

CoViD 19 through the eyes of a young girl and her unicorn sister...

DESATURATED   fiction / comedy

Director: Marina Stepanska

Country of Origin/Filming: Ukraine

 

 

'Desaturated' is a 10-minute visual comedy. The comedic value of the film is built on the fact that the character knows that she is a character in a film, and is trying to overcome the visual cliches without which we cannot imagine modern cinema.

DOING BIG JOBS   fiction / comedy

Director: Johannes Huth

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

 

Suffering from horrible indigestion, a lady dashes into the toilet of a club in Berlin. But before she can relieve herself, a young couple in the next cubicle starts a heated discussion ending in a fight. A story about love, jealousy and a bit of cocaine.

FREE FUN   fiction

Director:  Fehmi Öztürk

Country of Origin: Cyprus

Country of Filming: Turkey

 

 

When Kika entered to have fun in a game, she encountered something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore.

HOMEMADE    fiction / comedy

Director: Zulma Rouge

Country of Origin/Filming: France

 

 

In a deep countryside, a family of farmers round their end of the month in a very special way.

IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS    fiction / drama

Director:  Chen-Wen Lo

Country of Origin: Myanmar

Country of Filming: Myanmar / Taiwan

 

 

Myanmar, 2013. Based on actual events, this human tragedy follows a 12-year-old child soldier, Su Su Myat, and her mute brother, Tin Min, who are imprisoned after deserting their first combat mission. Punished with no food or water, Su Su Myat is forced to choose between killing her seriously ill brother for her own survival, or risk dying with him.

BLUE MATTER   fiction / romance

Director: Andrea Gatopoulos

Country of Origin: Italy / Greece

Country of Filming: Italy

 

 

It's a sunny summer day. Mickey is sick with the worst disease. He chooses Flo, an old friend, for a trip in his hippie van to forget about everything just for one night.

COMMITTED    fiction /drama

Director: Lee Gilat

Country of Origin/Filming: Israel

 

 

'Committed' takes place on the day when Leah forces her younger sister Batya to confront their father’s mental illness for the first time in a very long time and demands of Batya to hospitalize him. On this day, Leah is finally fed up with her role to solely care for their father and she decides to drastically alter her situation.

MILA  fiction / drama

Director: Andreas Vakalios

Country of Origin / Filming: Greece

 

 

Based on a true story, "Mila" is a "polaroid picture" of a daughter's and a father's last encounter at the hospital. She is a twenty year old girl who likes to skate and who hates talking to her mom. He is a forty-five year old hospitalised alcoholic life artist. They haven't spoken or seen each other for years. Their encounter at the hospital might change everything. Or, it might not.

MOON DROPS   fiction / fantasy

Director: Yoram Ever-Hadani

Country of Origin/Filming: Serbia

 

 

A factory worker assembles an enigmatic machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight.

MOTHER OF  fiction / drama

Director: Gan

Country of Origin/Filming: Israel

 

 

A mother discovers that something happened to her daughter. Instantly her whole being becomes mother of.

SHHHH   fiction / comedy / horror

Director: Jonathan Mordechay

Country of Origin/ Filming: Israel

 

It was supposed to be another ordinary evening for the couple who just had a cute baby. Father comes home from work, mother gets up to make dinner, but most importantly - don't wake up the baby who just fell asleep, because things can go wrong beyond imagination.

 

PIZZA BOY    fiction / drama

Director: Gianluca Zonta

Country of Origin/Filming: Italy

 

 

Saba, a boy from Georgia, works as a Pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba goes through the city frenetically, hoping to be on time at the hospital.

SWAP  fiction / drama

Director: Aksinya Gog

Country of Origin / Filming: Russia

 

 

Dashing 90's. A young man who urgently needs money, hijacks a car with a diplomat from Sweden. Colonel Saveliev acts. His task is to save lives.

STAY AWAKE, BE READY  fiction / drama

Director: Pham Thien An

Country of Origin/Filming: Vietnam

 

 

A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.

THE LEAK   fiction / drama

Director: Alberto Marchiori

Country of Origin/ Filming: Italy

 

 

Maria has always played the part of the caring mother and grandmother. Which is what everyone expected from her. A simple question opens her eyes, she realises that she needs an authentic friendship. For the first time, she asks for help.

WAX AND FEATHERS   documentary / experimental

Director: Marios Lizides

Country of Origin/ Filming: Cyprus

 

 

Even though dad passed away thirty years ago, the last time I saw him was one year ago, in a dream I had. This film is a metaphysical conversation with an apparition, a construct of dreams and memories that raises questions of identity, memory, and existence.

2020

WILD WILL   fiction / horror

Director: Alan King

Country of Origin/ Filming: Australia

 

 

When the neighbourhood dogcatcher William Page is found wandering the streets disoriented, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth.

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