THE EYE: CALANTHEK – dir. Aaron Sims

Original Film Title: THE EYE: CALANTHEK

Director’s Name: Aaron Sims

Writer’s Name: Aaron Sims, Vivian Yoon

Producer: Karen Dufilho, Jill Gilbert

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 8 minutes 59 seconds

Film Description:

An intergalactic maintenance worker travels to a distant planet to fix a fallen drone, only to discover a hostile force that won’t let her leave.

The others – dir. Like Xu

Original Film Title: The others

Director’s Name: Like Xu

Writer’s Name: Kerra Xu

Producer: Na Liu, Dong Qiao

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 10 minutes 10 seconds

Film Description:

An ordinary middle-aged woman of an ordinary family Wucai bears and enjoys a variety of social identities such as mothers, wives, and daughters. She is gentle and virtuous in appearance as a perfect woman in the eyes of most people. The memory and reality of growing up on the way out are constantly intertwined in various forms, allowing Wucai to begin to examine his half-life, and at the same time make a bold decision that he has longed for for a long time…

And So I Begin. – dir. Margarethe Baillou

Original Film Title: And So I Begin.

Director’s Name: Margarethe Baillou

Writer’s Name: Margarethe Baillou

Producer: Margarethe Baillou

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 11 minutes 20 seconds

Film Description:

A semi-animated short film portraying three artists living next door to each other, yet decades apart, at a glance: a painter in the early 1900s, a writer in the 1940s and a modern ballerina. Separated by walls and time, their connections unfold.

That Night – dir. Swati Ganguly

Original Film Title: That Night

Director’s Name: Swati Ganguly

Writer’s Name: Swati Ganguly

Producer: Sachet Saraf

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: India

Language: Bengali

Runtime: 12 minutes 9 seconds

Film Description:

“That Night”, when darkness blocked her path, she tried to escape the dark and found a bright streak of light in him. This story however revolves around a stormy night, years after the two met. The raging storm outside somehow triggers a storm within the boundaries of their minds. The girl finds a battered old rose within the pages of a book, commemorating their moments of love. What follows is a montage of suppressed emotions, the gusts of the storm within. Was it their entire relationship or “That Night” , which was actually an illusion?

Hunch – dir. Sara Joyce

Original Film Title: Hunch

Director’s Name: Sara Joyce

Writer’s Name: Kate Kennedy

Producer: Joey Dawson, Sara Joyce, Kate Kennedy

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Runtime: 5 minutes 53 seconds

Film Description:

Meet Hunch. The Superhero. Coming to the rescue when you’ve splinters on your arse from sitting on the fence. A short comedy about the consequences of making gut decisions for other people.

Via Dream – dir. Frances Feng, Vincent Liu

Original Film Title: Via Dream

Director’s Name: Frances Feng, Vincent Liu

Writer’s Name: Frances Feng

Producer: Vincent Liu

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 21 minutes 47 seconds

Film Description:

The short film Via Dream focuses on the common experience of a mother of two children, Wen Nanke, on the day she gives birth, to dramatize the challenges and dilemmas encountered by a woman in the workplace and in life when she is pregnant with a second child. In her pregnancy with a second child, Wen Nanke is afraid of losing her job and being neglected by her family. The sensitivity of pregnancy turns her psychologically fragile, leading to one after another misunderstanding in her life and workplace. When she faces the exhausting vomiting daily life of pregnancy, her husband’s thoughtless mistake is a shirking of responsibility in her eyes. Facing a colleague kind enough to help her with her work, she fears that the other person plots to take over her career. However, when the accidental birth happens, she wakes up as if from a dream. When her birth is over, the truth of the past is revealed to be that her child does not disturb her rest for understanding her difficult moments, thus creating the illusion of getting separated more often than being together. Everyone around Wen Nanke is caring and supporting her in their own way.

For I Am Dead – dir. Patricia Delso Lucas

Original Film Title: For I Am Dead

Director’s Name: Patricia Delso Lucas

Writer’s Name: Patricia Delso Lucas

Producer: Patricia Delso Lucas, Al Nazemian

Country of Origin: Belgium

Country of Filming: Belgium

Language: English

Runtime: 18 minutes 19 seconds

Film Description:

In late-1800s Europe, Oscar, a wealthy but lonely middle-aged man who has lived a decadent, extravagant life in a chateau filled with wine, courtesans and opium, confesses love to his gardener Jude before he dies of his excesses.

DejaVu – dir. Alex Rios

Original Film Title: DejaVu

Director’s Name: Alex Rios

Writer’s Name: Alex Rios

Producer: Maurice Moore

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 22 minutes

Film Description:

Eric, a Scientist, and his daughter Grey, are quarantined at home due to a highly unusual phenomenon in the Universe. This leads them to put their strength and relationship to the test.
Nothing… is what it seems.

Remembrance – dir. Neeraj Mehhta

Original Film Title: Remembrance

Director’s Name: Neeraj Mehhta

Writer’s Name: Neeraj Mehhta

Producer: Sam Akel

Country of Origin: Palestine, State of

Country of Filming: United Arab Emirates

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description:

A man returns home to find everything has changed. He struggles to put things in perspective and eventually finds out the truth.

Judas by the Sea – dir. Hao Wu

Original Film Title: 是通往圣地路上的阶砖

Director’s Name: Hao Wu

Writer’s Name: Hao Wu

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Yue Chinese (Cantonese)

Runtime: 39 minutes 20 seconds

Film Description:

The missing of Tongtong, Jiang Feng and Lin Xin’ daughter, upends their life completely. Lin Xin resents Jiang Feng failing to protect their daughter. And all these attribute to Jiang Feng’s suspicion of Tongtong’s origin. In order to find their daughter, Jiang Feng begin to wander about all corners of the country, working himself to the bone for others with Lin Xin. Later, Lu Zheng, one of Lin Xin’s childhood friends, joins them. An abnormal coexisting relationship binds these three people gradually. After finishing a deal, Lin Xin, as the culprit of the collapse of their group, is killed by Jiang Feng, together with Lu Zheng. Lin Xin is informed the real murderer that kills her daughter a moment before dying, and Jiang Feng faces his own trial. And in the end, when Jiang Feng collapsed on the seaside, about to die, he sees his daughter.