The Clay Shop – dir. Kayde Middleton

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Original Film Title: The Clay Shop

Director’s Name: Kayde Middleton

Country of Origin: Ireland

Country of Filming: Ireland

Language: English

Runtime: 5 minutes 58 seconds

Film Description:

Tony, a pro skater, introduces his new skate shop “Clay” – name inspired by the old skate wheels (made of clay) from the 1960s. Tony gives an in-depth tutorial on how to put a skateboard together unfortunately making silly mistakes along the way.

Nightlink – dir. Aidan O’Sullivan

Original Film Title: Nightlink

Director’s Name: Aidan O’Sullivan

Writer’s Name: Aidan O’Sullivan

Producer’s Name: Greg Connolly Connolly

Country of Origin: Ireland

Country of Filming: Ireland

Language: English

Runtime: 10 minutes 16 seconds

Film Description:

Set in Dublin after the pubs close. While telling God what he really thinks of him Ronan aggravates a bunch of Púca who were having a few drinks in a nearby dimension. From that point on, they do what they can to lure him onto the Nightlink to the afterlife.

The Drowned – dir. Luc Perez

Original Film Title: The Drowned

Director’s Name: Luc Perez

Writer’s Name: Luc Perez, Michel Fessler, Ingrid Skov

Producer’s Name: Ellen Riis, Gitte Randløv

Country of Origin: Denmark

Country of Filming: Denmark

Language: Danish

Runtime: 15 minutes

Film Description:

1913 Marstal, Denmark, Captain Madsen sees the town’s sailors dying in apocalyptic dreams. Cursed to wait for his vision to become reality, he drowns in his solitude.
Finally war’s echoes arrive in Marstal.

(-) BOOM (+) – dir. Aren Mkhoyan

Original Film Title: (-) BOOM (+)

Director’s Name: Aren Mkhoyan

Country of Origin: Armenia

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 4 minutes 35 seconds

Film Description:

The film “(-) BOOM (+)” displayed many aspects of our existence that are usually not mentioned much. It focuses on spirituality and an alternate world, which is entered by the protagonist named Grover Grom. The story dives into the idea that astral and physical worlds exist at the same time at the same place. They are connected, causing the occurrences of one dimension to affect the other one, like the Butterfly Effect. It also explores topics such as the transcendental state of mind, contemplation, and inner freedom. The film was inspired by a piece of poetry written by Aren Mkhoyan.

Legend of the Claw – dir. Shailyn Farmer

Original Film Title: Legend of the Claw

Director’s Name: Shailyn Farmer

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 minute 59 seconds

Film Description:

In an arcade, a determined young girl is shocked to win a plushie from a claw machine. Little does she know however, the claw machine is alive and wants its plushie back. The evil claw chases the frightened girl through the arcade, and she will need to prove her courage in order to save her plushie.

Stereotype – dir. Nahyun BEAK, Dahyun BEAK

Original Film Title: Stereotype

Director’s Name: Nahyun BEAK, Dahyun BEAK

Writer’s Name: Nahyun BEAK, Dahyun BEAK

Producer’s Name: Nahyun BEAK, Dahyun BEAK

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 11 minutes

Film Description:

The war has settled down, but a conflict is still escalating.

Loves Me Not – dir. Heidi Jo

Original Film Title: Loves Me Not

Director’s Name: Heidi Jo

Writer’s Name: Heidi Jo

Producer’s Name: Ringling College of Art and Design

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 2 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

The flower couple, Dan and Dina, are enjoying a romantic moment when suddenly Dina is snatched from the ground. Dan watches in horror as she falls victim to a daisy’s worst nightmare… a round of “he loves me, he loves me not”. When the desired result is not achieved, Dan himself must run for his life. If he is to save Dina, a big sacrifice will have to be made.

Rawr Rawr Land – dir. Antonio Montilla

Original Film Title: Rawr Rawr Land

Director’s Name: Antonio Montilla

Writer’s Name: Antonio Montilla

Producer’s Name: Ringling College of Art and Design

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 2 minutes 8 seconds

Film Description:

Amidst the end of the world, one dinosaur wants to take shelter, and one wants to dance the night away.

Alephia 2053 – dir. Jorj Abou Mhaya

Original Film Title: Alephia 2053

Director’s Name: Jorj Abou Mhaya

Writer’s Name: Bassem Breiche

Producer’s Name: Rabi Sweidan, Marwan Harb

Country of Origin: Lebanon

Country of Filming: Lebanon

Language: Arabic

Runtime: 59 minutes 32 seconds

Film Description:

Alephia 2053 is a story about three individuals in a race against time, and each other, to deal with the source of a cyberattack that has infiltrated the most secure surveillance systems of the most sophisticated and authoritarian regime in history.
Developed to be primarily published on streaming platforms,
the movie and its hosting website (alephia.xyz) Allow the viewer to
explore and experience life in dystopian fictional Alephia in the year 2053.

The Coincidental Killing of a Cat by an Unworldly Tune – dir. Maya Kurdoglu

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Original Film Title: The Coincidental Killing of a Cat by an Unworldly Tune

Director’s Name: Maya Kurdoglu

Writer’s Name: Zeynep Naz Kecelioglu

Producer’s Name: Zeynep Naz Kecelioglu

Country of Origin: Turkey

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Runtime: 2 minutes 33 seconds

Film Description:

A cat wanders into a house where a mysterious musician plays a song that no mortal can bear to hear.