A Shared Gesture  – dir. Anatoly Cheremukhin

Original Film Title: A Shared Gesture

Director’s Name: Anatoly Cheremukhin

Producer: Anatoly Cheremukhin

Country of Origin: Chile

Language: No Dialogs

Runtime: 12 minutes

Film Description: This is a story about a young violinist who leaves his home in search of a better life. To earn his living, the boy works at a construction site and devotes his lunch breaks to play the violin.

One day a passing by music teacher notices him. Touched by the boy’s eagerness, the musician offers his help in sharping boy’s violin playing skills. The young man happily agrees and comes home to his new teacher. Unfortunately, during the first lesson, the instrument slips out of the hands of a young violinist when he tries to perform a difficult passage.
On the way to his dream, the young boy will have to overcome a series of obstacles: restoring a broken violin, endless lessons and rehearsals. But despite all the difficulties, his efforts will be fully rewarded.

ARENA – dir. Myles Clohessy

Original Film Title: Maior Que O Mundo

Director’s Name: Myles Clohessy

Writer’s Name: Myles Clohessy

Producer’s Name: Myles Clohessy, Rob Simmons, Jared Safier

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 13 minutes 24 seconds

Film Description:

Kbeto is a middle-aged writer experiencing a creative crisis. His biggest drama is not being able to write a second successful book and being able to get out of literary ostracism. On one of his bohemian nights, he finds a diary in a dumpster on the street. From that moment on, your life changes. That diary tells the story of Altair, a dangerous circus dwarf who kills the magician to be with his wife. Kbeto transcribes the diary and releases it as if it were a novel written by himself, but he doesn’t change the characters’ names. The book is a success and Altair decides to go after Kbeto to collect his royalties on the story. Kbeto refuses to admit the plagiarism and must face Altair to settle the score.A story of forbidden love. An LGBTQ drama set in Ancient Rome. Arena tells the incredible true story of adopted son of one of Rome’s cruelest emperors who must choose between his life as the future ruler of the Ancient world or a love and friendship once forcefully forgotten.Kbeto is a middle-aged writer experiencing a creative crisis. His biggest drama is not being able to write a second successful book and being able to get out of literary ostracism. On one of his bohemian nights, he finds a diary in a dumpster on the street. From that moment on, your life changes. That diary tells the story of Altair, a dangerous circus dwarf who kills the magician to be with his wife. Kbeto transcribes the diary and releases it as if it were a novel written by himself, but he doesn’t change the characters’ names. The book is a success and Altair decides to go after Kbeto to collect his royalties on the story. Kbeto refuses to admit the plagiarism and must face Altair to settle the score.

Jenna The Great – dir. Dan Tonkin

Original Film Title: Jenna The Great

Director’s Name: Dan Tonkin

Writer’s Name: Dan Tonkin

Producer’s Name: KT Parker

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Language: United Kingdom

Runtime: English

Film Description:

A cocky student accidentally conjures young philosopher Aristotle into our present and seizes her chance to cheat through her exams.

she Q – dir. Tomoaki Yanai

Original Film Title: she Q

Director’s Name: Tomoaki Yanai

Writer’s Name: Tomoaki Yanai

Producer’s Name: Tomoaki Yanai

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 1 hour 23 minutes 4 seconds

Film Description:

A story about a man who is skeptical of being alive and explores absurdity. He is informed that he had a daughter ,who died recently. He accepts his existence by thinking about her life.