PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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STUDENT SHORT FILMS

THE DAUGHTERS  documentary 9'

Director: Marinos Panagiotou

Country of Origin/Filming: Cyprus

 

Kornelia is an elder woman who lives in a small village in the Paphos province, with most of her children living in Australia. Mayia, a migrant home assistant, takes care of her daily needs, while her family is in Nepal. The details of their everyday relationship highlight the fluidity of Family.

WALLS   fiction/music video  7'

Directors: Maik Schuster, Fatmir Dolci & Max Paschke

Country of Origin/Filming: Palestine

 

A short film dealing with the energy generated through human confrontations with walls. The urge for freedom and fulfillment is just as human as the urge to build walls for everyday order. Three individuals in different countries are struggling under this tension - and finally decide to go all in.

INTACT    fiction 15'

Director: Johannes Bachmann

Country of Origin/ Filming: Switzerland

 

Bruno has a monotonous everyday life as a factory worker who suddenly gets out of line when his son appears in the factory to work there. Bruno works in a factory on a machine that repeats its sequence every four seconds. His monotonous everyday life suddenly gets out of line when his son appears in the factory to work there. Bruno struggles for his son to take a different path of life.

SILVER HOLIDAY   documentary 12'

Director: Deepti Rao

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: China

 

Set in Bama, a 'longevity village' in South China, Silver Holiday provides a glimpse into the growing phenomenon of health tourists visiting the region in the hope of adding a few more years to their lives. Chen Guo and his wife, both in their 80s, take us through the place they now call home, while sharing with us the little details of their life together and the simple things that bring them happiness.

POLA   fiction 19'

Director: Edyta Rembaa

Country of Origin/Filming: Poland

 

Eleven year old Pola cannot accept her mother’s decision about leaving home for work abroad. Girl does anything to keep her mother with them at home. When woman leaves, Pola decides to run away. She takes sick, younger sister with her.

THE AFTER LIFE   fiction 17'

Director:  Christos Sagias

Country of Origin / Filming: Greece

 

A man is trying to deal with the loss of his wife by keeping cooking for her, until an unexpected event changes his life. Michalis, unable to accept his wife's loss, cooks every day and places two dishes on the table, trying to keep her memory alive. Despite the efforts of his friend Vassilis, he remains locked in the house, only with his cooking routine. One day, life catches up with him in the most unexpected way.

IRON HANDS    fiction 11'

Director:  Johnson Cheng

Country of Origin/Filming: China

 

As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.

JOY    fiction 14'

Director:  Abini Gold

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

For three weeks Joy has been on her own when her mother Martina, who had not come home after a date, suddenly shows up. When Martina falls for a new lover, Joy’s anger is unleashed. Out of resentment a fight for each other’s love begins.

HUNTERS AND GATHERERS   fiction 15'

Director: Andreas Ramm

Country of Origin/Filming: Germany

 

The year is 2044. A violent conflict permeates throughout the country. Various zones are ridden by chaos and terror. To put down riots, the regime sends troops but does not shy away from biological warfare. The wind seems to carry the toxic substances to every corner of the region. Virtually indifferent to this, an off-track sniper unit prowls one of the recently embattled zones. Haggard, yet thinking themselves safe, they wander through the streets and rows of houses of the war stricken metropolis. Their aim is to make contact with the rest of their unit. In this forlorn world, they become aware of the consequences of their actions only late. The line between good and evil has become unclear. The battle is hopeless and there is no end in sight. Because war is hell and it has imprisoned mankind.

HUNGER KEEPS WALKING   fiction 15'

Director: JGiulia Canella

Country of Origin/Filming: Italy

 

Charles pins his hopes on an imaginary love story, hoping to escape the dramatic relationship he has with his body and with food.

KNOCKDOWN   fiction 20'

Director: Anton Skrypets

Country of Origin/Filming: Ukraine

 

New Year's Eve. Sullen and absolutely apathetic Sava is trying to make money selling 'presents' for children in the silly Santa's suit. But his life hasn't been always like that - he had been the great boxer before he got failed and lost money, career, family... Today he's getting chance to fix some things up and start a real 'new year' in his life.

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