OLMA DJON – dp. Iskander Narymbet – dir. Victoria Yakubov

Original Film Title: OLMA DJON

Director’s Name: Victoria Yakubov

Cinematography: Iskander Narymbetov

Writer’s Name: Victoria Yakubov, Yerkebulan Bekturov

Producer’s Name: Herve Schneid, Victoria Yakubov

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: Kazakhstan

Language: Russian

Runtime: 1 hour 12 minutes

Film Description:

OLMA DJON tells the journey of BOLOT, a father who, despite his efforts, doesn’t succeed to communicate with his daughter SHOLPAN (7) who refuses to speak, as a result of communication problems in their family: He is desperate when a Shaman Woman comes to help. Seduced by her gentle singing, he goes over the fence of his own yard. He finds himself in a snowy apple tree orchard, his secret garden, frozen for so many years. Following the singing shamanic voice, BOLOT crosses his own unconsciousness, he meets his ancestors and finally, his Mother who is waiting for him under the Apple Tree. This reconciliation gives him the capacity to communicate to his Daugher – Love.

Without Clemency – dp. Nelson Saavedra – dir. Jorge Mauro Javier Mauad

Original Film Title:Sin Clemencia

Director of Photography: Nelson Saavedra

Director’s Name: Jorge Mauro Javier Mauad

Writer’s Name: Jorge Mauro Javier Mauad

Producer’s Name: Alpataco Films

Country of Origin: Colombia

Country of Filming: Colombia

Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes

Film Description:

Maria and Angel, two young people in love and engaged, see their dream of getting married postponed when their parents, when buying a field between them, start a dispute over a cow and a few meters of land.

Bi-2 — We don’t need a hero – dir. Max Shishkin

Original Film Title: Би-2 – Нам не нужен герой

Director’s Name: Max Shishkin

Writer’s Name: Max Shishkin

Producer’s Name: Vitaly Kapitonov, Kirill Borisov

Country of Origin: Russian Federation

Country of Filming: Russian Federation

Language: Russian

Runtime: 4 minutes 39 seconds

Film Description:

An Ancient organization throughout human history killed the heroes to keep a society under uncompromising control.
“Nowadays” members of the organization create the illusion of fighting for freedom’s sake: they kill national hero and then resurrect him. He assembles followers to take the organization’s headquarters by storm, but intentional punishment is waiting for them. Will evil prevails or is there still hope for freedom?

NOMANKIND – dir. Mehdi Hadi

Original Film Title: NOMANKIND

Director’s Name: Mehdi Hadi

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Runtime: 2 minutes 23 seconds

Film Description:

“NOMANKIND is a short film that represents the vision of a machine-dominated society in a near future where humanity is on the verge of extinction due to its own self-destructive nature.”

Serious Cat Talk – dp: Jaryl Lim – dir. Arifin Ajib

Original Film Title: Serious Cat Talk

Director of Photography: Jaryl Lim

Director’s Name: Arifin Ajib

Writer’s Name: Wall Fish

Producer’s Name: Foo Hui Yin

Country of Origin:Malaysia

Country of Filming: Malaysia

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Runtime: 13 minutes 39 seconds

Film Description:

1980’s: An angsty youth influenced by a bygone era, where cultural associations act as a front for illegal martial-art gangs, now seeks to defend the legacy. However the association does not share his vision of violent showmanship in Lion Dance. Inspired by the “theatre of the mind” of Lion Dance practitioners.

It’s Not Safe Outside – dp. Rami Bartholdy – dir. Stephan Bookas

Original Film Title: It’s Not Safe Outside

Director of Photography: Rami Bartholdy

Director’s Name: Stephan Bookas

Writer’s Name: Woody Gregson

Producer’s Name: Anya Ryzhenkova, Stephan Bookas

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 14 minutes 58 seconds

Film Description:

As the air has become unbreathable, humanity has learned to adapt and reorganise itself, living in isolation. Carla rarely leaves her apartment just like anyone else. The unbroken cycle of sleep, eat, work is taking its toll. Then one day a young couple moves into the apartment in the building opposite. Carla’s life is about to change.