Against The Grain – dir. Joe Bidmead, Ryan Loftus

Original Film Title: Against The Grain

Director’s Name: Joe Bidmead, Ryan Loftus

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 22 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

Against The Grain follows a small group of friends, without any previous agricultural experience, as they build one of the most extensive permaculture experiments in the UK. Tucked away in the Welsh valleys, they want to show that a commercially viable, environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional farming exists. This is their journey so far; this is Three Pools.

Paper Dream – dir. Koichi Izuhara

Original Film Title: オーバードクター

Director’s Name: Koichi Izuhara

Producer: Naoya Ootani

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 1 hour 47 seconds

Film Description:

“Dreams can be a reason to live or a reason to die.”
The film depicts the harsh reality of part-time lecturers who are unable to find tenured posts to continue their research, tackling contemporary issues of the Japanese academic system such as the repayment of student loans, discriminatory low wages and mental exhaustion.

The loneliness of those who do not exist – dir. Alfonso Burgos Risco

Original Film Title: The loneliness of those who do not exist

Director’s Name: Alfonso Burgos

Writer’s Name: Alfonso Burgos, Ángel Celiméndiz, Marta Burriel, Sheila Judith Calvo, Elena Patón

Producer: Alfonso Burgos, Samantha Gómez Martínez

Country of Origin: Spain

Country of Filming: Spain

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 1 hour 22 minutes

Film Description:

This is the story of how the ‘Acompañando-T’ volunteer program fights unwanted loneliness in the heart of Emptied Spain.

ITLU AMMA – dir. Umamaheswara rao C

Original Film Title: ITLU AMMA

Director’s Name: Umamaheswara rao C

Writer’s Name: Umamaheswara rao C

Producer: Murali Bommaku Bommaku

Country of Origin: India

Country of Filming: India

Language: Telugu

Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes 49 seconds

Film Description:

On a stormy night, a 19-year-old boy is stabbed.
Unable to get help, he slides into an overflowing
Balasaraswathi, a traditional Brahmin widow, alone
searches for her son Venu in the storm as even police
could not help her.
On the following day, the police show her the dead
body of her son. Later they reveal the cause of death
as murder.
Investigations start, the mother affirms no possible
pre-existent disputes that may lead to the killing. She
says that her son is meek, and his only world is she.
The police could not trace the killer as the motive of
the killing is unknown.