The Painter – dir. Mackenzie Bunnell

Original Film Title: The Painter

Director’s Name: Mackenzie Bunnell

Writer’s Name: Mackenzie Bunnell

Producer: Berridge Programs

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: English

Runtime: 10 minutes 46 seconds

Film Description:

Jack, a pretentious American painter, is taken by surprise when his portrait comes to life.

Lion’s Cage – dir. Linus von Stumberg

Original Film Title: Lion’s Cage

Director’s Name: Linus von Stumberg

Writer’s Name: Linus von Stumberg

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Country of Filming: Switzerland

Language: German

Runtime: 14 minutes 58 seconds

Film Description:

To free herself from her two pimps, Klea hires a hitman whose assassination plan leads up to a tense reunion.

To Gather – dir. Chuchu Yue

Original Film Title: To Gather

Director’s Name: Chuchu Yue

Writer’s Name: Chuchu Yue

Producer: Julie Zhao

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: Chinese, English

Runtime: 14 minutes 13 seconds

Film Description:

A story of two unfaithful men engaged in adultery suddenly finding themselves caught in-between an apartment with a clogged toilet as a result of an overnight outbreak of dysentery, in a chaotic city going on lock-down, and the impending return of the man’s wife.

Parting Moments – dir. Yawen Deng

Original Film Title: Parting Moments

Director’s Name: Yawen Deng

Writer’s Name: Yawen Deng

Producer: Yawen Deng

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 36 minutes 42 seconds

Film Description:

Kajiwara is a member of a university filmmaking circle.She is making her first and last film of her student days.
Immediately before the work is completed, the few remaining production members gather at school with their own thoughts…

Disconnected – dir. Anna Maria Christofidou

Original Film Title: Disconnected

Director’s Name: Anna Maria Christofidou

Writer’s Name: Anna Maria Christofidou

Country of Origin: Cyprus

Country of Filming: Cyprus

Language: Modern Greek (1453-)

Runtime: 10 minutes 35 seconds

Film Description:

A young woman has been isolated in her house following the loss of her unborn baby and husband in a car accident. Her grief has consumed her, her whole life changed in one nightmare. What begun as grief for her, has turned into regular physical panic attacks. While trying to escape her inner pain, she must come to terms with her grief before she loses herself.

Guan C·X8129 – dir. Yizhi Lin

Original Film Title: Guan C·X8129

Director’s Name: Yizhi Lin

Writer’s Name: Wenfang Zhang

Producer: Peiran Chen

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 18 minutes 20 seconds

Film Description:

This is a story about Zhixin Zhou, a thirty-year old uber driver, living in the miserable life with the misfortune of origin and loss of family. Even if the strange city cannot offer any meaningful destination but isolation, he drive with calm. Although he have seen such various passengers, the boy in skirt, the thief stealing for bride price, and the abandoned old man with persistence still greatly inspired him. When he is observing others, we are observing him, which is namely an endless cycle between self existence forms.

ViciousCircle – dir. Tianyun Lyu

Original Film Title: 恶性循环

Director’s Name: Tianyun Lyu

Writer’s Name: Tianyun Lyu

Producer: Tianyun Lyu

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 11 minutes 7 seconds

Film Description:

Vicious Circle is an experimental documentary animation about my relationship with my mother. The audio consists of a recorded conversation between me and my grandmother.
My grandmother speaks openly about her relationship with her daughter (my mother.)
During the conversation my grandmother explains how she sent my mother to someone else’s house for foster care because she could not afford to care for her. My grandmother explains their current complicated relationship.
My grandmother’s lack of love for my mother resulted in my mothers exerting extreme control over me. This vicious cycle was a result of actions brought about by the family between three generations.
The film uses celluloid film as the main form of animation, and utilizes a large number of photo collage sequences to illustrate the tragedy of two generations of mothers and daughters.

Brothers – dir. Louis Roba

Original Film Title: A Song of starless Skies

Director’s Name: Louis Roba

Writer’s Name: Louis Félix Roba

Producer: Louis Félix Roba

Country of Origin: Belgium

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 1 minute 40 seconds

Film Description:

Two monkeys engage in a playful struggle across the heart of the jungle, until an unexpected event shows the strength of their brotherly bond.

A Song of starless Skies – dir. Jan Niederprüm

Original Film Title: A Song of starless Skies

Director’s Name: Jan Niederprüm

Writer’s Name: Jan Niederprüm

Producer: Lisa Marie Krosse

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany

Language: German

Runtime: 30 minutes 49 seconds

Film Description:

A Study of the Unknown and the individual Reaction to it.