25 dB – dir. Peter Yu

Original Film Title: 25 dB

Director’s Name: Peter Yu

Writer’s Name: Peter Yu

Producer: Peter Yu, Dillon Lin

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Country of Filming: Taiwan

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 2 minutes 35 seconds

Film Description:

She is mouthy, and the other is retiring. They have entirely different personality, but have one thing in common. They all love the forrest, and find happiness in it. This is a story where two strangers bonding together within the mother nature.

The Place She Dwell – dir. Maurice Moore

Original Film Title: The Place She Dwell

Director’s Name: Maurice Moore

Writer’s Name: Maurice Moore

Producer: Maurice Moore

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 2 minutes 2 seconds

Film Description:

After watching her husband be brutally murdered, Rachel finds herself a prisoner in her own home and mind, as she is paralyzed by the fear of the outside world. Fear Never Sleeps!

Check The Locks – dir. Eric Larson

Original Film Title: Check The Locks

Director’s Name: Eric Larson

Writer’s Name: Eric Larson

Producer: Eric Larson

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 15 minutes 24 seconds

Film Description:

Following a nervous breakdown, a woman retreats to a friend’s cabin in the woods — only to discover that her coping mechanisms are mysteriously turning against her.

Mad Scientists – dir. Antonia Tong

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Original Film Title: Mad Scientists

Director’s Name: Antonia Tong

Writer’s Name: Antonia Tong

Producer: Antonia Tong

Country of Origin: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 minute

Film Description:

A group of cutting-edge scientists, risk everything to return to a foreign land to search for the secret to controlling the deadly AI robots weapons to help the real mankind.

Luna – dir. Jacopo Matteo Golizia

Original Film Title: Luna

Director’s Name: Jacopo Matteo Golizia

Writer’s Name: Margherita Giusti Hazon

Producer: Jacopo Matteo Golizia

Country of Origin: Italy

Country of Filming: Italy

Language: Italian

Runtime: 15 minutes

Film Description:

LUNA tells the story of several lives, lives that intertwine over the course of a long night. Nicolò and Camilla are two young lovers who have not yet managed to open up to each other, out of fear, pride, insecurities. Camilla plays the piano to dare a sense of emptiness, Nicolò has grown up too quickly, he is always tough but inside he suffers, and does not know how to share his insecurities. Luna, on the other hand, is a tormented girl who has lost her mother, very lonely, deep, thoughtful. An outsider who spends her days walking around the city with headphones in her ears. Will these three existences meet by pure chance (or destiny?) and their lives will never be the same ever since. A music box will be the object that will unite these stories, a sort of magical door that will give access to something unknown and mysterious.

Flâneur – dir. Wanqiu Oneness Zeng

Original Film Title: Flâneur

Director’s Name: Wanqiu Oneness Zeng

Writer’s Name: Wanqiu Oneness Zeng

Producer: Ricky Choy

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese – Min Nan

Runtime: 9 minutes

Film Description:

One rundown township, one fateful night. On an adventure detached from time and space, two restless teenagers, one of them lives.

Unbearable – The Global Heatwave Crisis – dir. Vishal Munsif

Original Film Title: Unbearable – The Global Heatwave Crisis

Director’s Name: Vishal Munsif

Writer’s Name: Vishal Munsif

Producer: Vishal Munsif

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: India, United States

Language: English, Gujarati

Runtime: 46 minutes 10 seconds

Film Description:

A comprehensive documentary about the global heatwave crisis. The documentary includes interviews from scientists all over the world, including a Nobel Prize recipient.

We are at the infliction point and if things don’t change, we are looking at temperatures higher than ever witnessed by anybody in the history of life on earth.

PSYCHOPOMP – dir. Yue Mao

Original Film Title: PSYCHOPOMP

Director’s Name: Yue Mao

Writer’s Name: Marina Kaye

Producer: Jake W. Frank

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 7 minutes 33 seconds

Film Description:

Candace and Henry are a very affectionate couple. They plan to see the movie together. However, accidents always happened unexpectedly. Candance suffered a car accident. Candace’s nostalgia for Henry seems to have made The Reaper give her a chance to say goodbye to Henry. This is the beginning of a farewell between the two people who love each other before the gap between yin and yang.

Devil in the lake (a.k.a Gwimot) – dir. Se-woong Tak

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Original Film Title: 귀못

Director’s Name: Se-woong Tak

Writer’s Name: Se-woong Tak

Producer: Se-woong Tak

Country of Origin: Korea, Republic of

Country of Filming: Korea, Republic of

Runtime: 1 hour 51 minutes

Film Description:

Bo-Yeong moves into the mansion of the previously wealthy grandmother, Wang, as a caregiver with a dangerous intention. Mrs. Kim, the only blood relative of Wang who hired Bo-Yeong, sets conditions such as ‘Do not bring anyone, especially children,’ and ‘Do not go near the reservoir’. Ominous and bizarre signs continue in grandmother Wang’s huge mansion located next to a reservoir called ‘Gwimot’, where people are dying, and Bo-Yeong finds out that foreigners who have visited the place have suffered a mysterious death.

SCHATTENUMARMUNG (Embrace your shadow) – dir. Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg


Director’s Name: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Writer’s Name: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Producer: Nina Salzmann, Laura Freudenberg

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany

Language: German

Runtime: 18 minutes 58 seconds

Film Description:

The short film SCHATTENUMARMUNG (Embrace your shadow) deals with different aspects of womanhood in Germany. Collective, as well as personal female experiences are performed in nature. They come to life in a dreamlike atmosphere created by the fusion of movements and the natural landscape in which the performances take place. SCHATTENUMARMUNG displays pain, fear, injustice and anger but also joy, strength, surrender and comfort.