Field of Desire – dir. Honora Foà

Original Film Title: Field of Desire

Director’s Name: Honora Foà

Writer’s Name: Honora Foà

Producer: Dahlan Foah, Honora Foà, Jonathan Warren

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 56 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

FIELD OF DESIRE is an experimental animated dive into Creation and the invention of sex, told as two intertwining stories. One is a love story, a myth of the god Shiva and his first consort, Sati, narrated and sung.

The other concurrent story is a prismatic visualization of scientific ideas of Creation within the microcosmic and macrocosmic universes.

Hilarious as sex is, the passionate love affair between Matter (Sati) and Energy (Shiva) becomes a tragedy when gods and creatures fail to heed the Creation’s warning – ‘If you ever forget who I am, if you ever lose reverence for me…
I will leave.’

Adithattu – dir. Jijo Anthony

Original Film Title: Adithattu

Director’s Name: Jijo Anthony

Writer’s Name: Khais Millen

Producer: Jijo Anthony

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: India

Language: Malayalam

Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes 12 seconds

Film Description:

Adithattu denotes the ‘lower strata in the society and the fishing community falls under this stratum. Adithattu will also explore the problems and livelihood of the fishermen community and will be a thriller subject.

Where there is wind – dir. Pei Ge

Original Film Title: 有风的地方

Director’s Name: Pei Ge

Writer’s Name: Pei Ge

Producer: Pei Ge

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 26 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

Conversations between a father and daughter unfold everywhere. They talk about tomatoes, kites, garbage, baby teeth, the Dead Sea, a missing hedgehog named Tuan Tuan and a mechanical beast with the same name, as well as a dream that father and daughter shared. Meanwhile, something is happening in a fish tank.

TRIP TO THE TAX PARADISE – dir. Antonio Bellido Marín


Director’s Name: Antonio Bellido Marín

Writer’s Name: Antonio Bellido Marín

Producer: Antonio Bellido Marín

Country of Origin: Spain

Country of Filming: Spain

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 16 minutes

Film Description:

TRIP TO TAX PARADISE is an experimental silent film feature film, on which a musical with neorealist and humorous touches has been mounted. Based on real events, Antonio Bellido has tried to grotesquely portray the socioeconomic crisis in Spain from 1908 to 1914, where the corruption and greed of its leaders have mortgaged future generations regardless of the consequences.

The Lives of Youngsters Living in China 2020-2021 – dir. Yixin Shen

Original Film Title: 生活在中国的青年的生活 2020-2021

Director’s Name: Yixin Shen

Writer’s Name: Yixin Shen

Producer: Yixin Shen

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 1 minute 40 seconds

Film Description:

In 2020, how did the life of Chinese youth culture look like after the explosion of the COVID-19 pandemic? Armed with this question in mind, Yixin Shen carried an old digital camera and traveled across five cities over the next two years, photographing and documenting the lives of Chinese youths from different ages, industries and regions around her.

A Feast That Never Comes – dir. Maria Juranic

Original Film Title: A Feast That Never Comes

Director’s Name: Maria Juranic

Writer’s Name: Sven Britt

Producer: Maria Juranic, Rachel Morgan, Sven Britt

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 16 minutes 22 seconds

Film Description:

Four characters inhabit cycles within cycles of contentment, discontentment, inertia, movement, desire, and betrayal. A story emerges—told through the marriage of music (Ex-Fiancée) and dance (ChrisMastersDance)—functioning as a set of nesting dolls, inviting you to uncover as many layers as you wish. Directed by Maria Juranic.

Blue Delusion – dir. Fang Guan

Original Film Title: 蓝色妄想

Director’s Name: Fang Guan

Writer’s Name: Fang Guan, Yue Jia Yu

Producer: Alex Gust

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Runtime: 14 minutes 57 seconds

Film Description:

Novalis’s unfinished novel Heinrich Vonnegut Von Ofterdingen expresses the longing for a meaning in life, which arises from the experience of mysterious meaning and is capable of overcoming death. The longing is seen as blue because it is associated with remoteness, just like loyalty. The color of blue is mysterious, romantic, and it is presented by the illusionary and lost Neptune, as depicted in Plato’s ideal state that symbolizes the unattainable ideal.

The Fall – dir. Alex Nathan

Original Film Title: The Fall

Director’s Name: Alex Nathan

Writer’s Name: Alex Gust

Producer: Alex Gust

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 41 seconds

Film Description:

An exercise in metamorphosis.

fluxus – dir. Reinhard Hoelker

Original Film Title: fluxus

Director’s Name: Reinhard Hoelker

Writer’s Name: Reinhard Hoelker

Producer: Reinhard Hoelker

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: France

Language: No Dialogue

Runtime: 54 seconds

Film Description:

A young man has been thrown onto a bridge as if by magic, trying to find support. This seems difficult as perspectives change. The uncontrolled balancing act is supported by the sounds of space.

Maria’s Silence – dir. Cesare Bedogne

Original Film Title: Maria’s Silence

Director’s Name: Cesare Bedogne

Writer’s Name: Cesare Bedogne

Producer: Cesare Bedogne

Country of Origin: Italy

Country of Filming: Greece

Runtime: 38 minutes

Film Description:

This film is based on documentary material but is not, strictly speaking, a documentary film. Nor it is a work of fiction. The film rather appeared to us like a dream, not a nocturnal dream, but one which unfolded day by day while shooting. A dream shared between the photographer-director and the actress (or, better, the woman portrayed in the feature), which nevertheless seemed to follow its own, enigmatic necessity through which the daily shots joined almost magnetically, interweaving in a pattern of superimposed layers that unceasingly merge and dissolve one in another, in the constant flux, crystallization and reshaping of psychic interior. At a certain point, this dream seems to end but in fact it only opens up to another dream, or hallucination, where the film itself abruptly starts to burn, unleashing new and old visions – fragments of reality – until it is put out by a sudden storm and dissolves in a twilight of sea-waters.