Original Film Title: SCHATTENUMARMUNG
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
Runtime: 18 minutes 58 seconds
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.
Original Film Title: 觀落陰
Director’s Name: Richer Hu
Writer’s Name: Richer Hu, Xiu Yu Han
Producer: Alexander Khachatryan, Amo Chang
Country of Origin: Taiwan
Country of Filming: Taiwan
Language: Chinese, Chinese – Min Nan
Runtime: 19 minutes 25 seconds
Guān luò yīn is a traditional Taiwanese necromancy.
The scenes of this short film switch between the living and the dead worlds. In the story, the father lost his son and has lived in a van as his home since then.
He constantly seeks help from a spirit medium to communicate with the spirit of his beloved son by Guān luò yīn. Sadly, the father still can’t let go of his hatred for the teen who killed his son.
The film is performed by Li Kang-Sheng, who won the Golden Horse Award for Best Leading Actor, and Nadow Lin, who won the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actor, and Erek Lin, who was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best New Actor.
The story revolves around the interaction and resentment between the three.
Original Film Title: THIS IS FICTION
Director’s Name: Ivan Knyazev
Country of Origin: Russian Federation
Country of Filming: Russian Federation
Runtime: 2 minutes 13 seconds
The story that is the most significant for me I cannot put into words. “My mother’s last dance” is the set of various feelings, emotions and worries chasing me for the last two years after my mom passed away
Original Film Title: The Chieftain Of The Pudding Race
Director’s Name: Shane Crosland
Writer’s Name: Shane Crosland, David Hungerford
Producer: Agustina Maruca
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: Australia
Language: English, French, Russian, Spanish
Runtime: 26 minutes 15 seconds
A man and woman negotiate the expectations of their romance.