Blue Peach Blossoms – dir. Shan Shang Li

Original Film Title: Blue Peach Blossoms

Director’s Name: Shan Shang Li

Writer’s Name: Dan Du

Producer: Wei Da Ding

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Runtime: 5 minutes 14 seconds

Film Description:

The film presents a poetic image. One day, 44 years after the COVID-19 outbreak, he went back to his old house again, walked through the abandoned and dilapidated room, and came to the peach blossom forest behind the courtyard. Looking at the white peach blossoms, he thought of his deceased relatives and a sunny afternoon in his childhood, And the pain caused to his memory by the nucleic acid test campaign caused by COVID-19······

Asner – dir. Scott Goldstein, Dave Yakir

Original Film Title: Asner

Director’s Name: Scott Goldstein, Dave Yakir

Writer’s Name: Ryan Asher

Producer: Scott Goldstein, Dave Yakir, Mia Reggi, Gus Murray

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 26 minutes 49 seconds

Film Description:

An action comedy about three friends who just want to have brunch, get high, and find true love, but then things stop being polite, and start getting real.

The Guitar Thief – dir. Miguel Lepe Jr

Original Film Title: The Guitar Thief

Director’s Name: Miguel Lepe Jr

Writer’s Name: Miguel Lepe Jr

Producer: Scott Goldstein, Dave Yakir,

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 16 minutes 39 seconds

Film Description:

Two mariachi players cope with rent increases, a changing neighborhood and a stolen guitar.

Artificial Election – dir. Mehmet Zakir Ekni

Original Film Title: Artificial Election

Director’s Name: Mehmet Zakir Ekni

Writer’s Name: Mehmet Zakir Ekni

Producer: Başak Çoruh

Country of Origin: Turkey

Country of Filming: Turkey

Language: Turkish

Runtime: 10 minutes 28 seconds

Film Description:

A short movie that tells the story about Murat, who has a problem of belonging to a community. His future. will be decided with an unnatural election.

The Anticipation of Rain – dir. Naima Karim

Original Film Title: The Anticipation of Rain

Director’s Name: Naima Karim

Writer’s Name: Naima Karim

Producer: Mitch Turnbull, Gaëlle Mourre

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Language: English

Runtime: 7 minutes

Film Description:

The Anticipation of Rain is fine artist Naima Karim’s personal reflection on creative inspiration and plea for global collaboration in a time of climate change.

The Anticipation of rain creator, Naima’s artwork celebrates the changing beauty of skies, but in particular the dynamic nature of skies, the arrival of the monsoon, and its significance to her homeland, Bangladesh. Her fascination with the power and beauty of the natural world was born from a time in her life when she was left temporarily paralysed by a virus. Unable to move for over a year, she spent her time studying and staring at the sky in awe and wonder as it morphed in colour and form above her.

Let Us Be Seen – dir. Elspeth Vischer

Original Film Title: Let Us Be Seen

Director’s Name: Elspeth Vischer

Producer: Elspeth Vischer

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: Ireland, United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 20 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

A documentary about grassroots feminism in Belfast, featuring activists, artists and educators from the North of Ireland. This is a film that showcases the punk alternative to sectarian politics of old.