Original Film Title: BEAUTIPHUL

English Film Title: BEAUTIPHUL

Directors Name: Missy Jubilee

Writers Name: Missy Jubilee

Producer: Missy Jubilee

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English

Runtime:  14.49

Film Description: 

Walking on the Viennese cracks in the pavement, back to the stomping ground of 1999. The timestamps of a lived life created demarcation points in my sexual history. This was one of them
When I  impersonated comforted food, because according to April, the person, not the month, I was safe to eat, I was consumable. And I was approved by the Codex Alimentarius

A LADY APPEARED BEFORE ME – dir. Maria Luisa Forenza

Original Film Title: Così Donna M’apparve

Director’s Name: Maria Luisa Forenza

Writer’s Name: Maria Luisa Forenza

Producer’s Name: Antonio Forenza

Country of Origin: Italy

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

In the hectic and noisy morning traffic a young student is saved by a mysterious woman (played by Valentina Emeri), who is on the trail of Frank De Bellis, who emigrated in the early twentieth century from Bari to New York. Later he enriched himself in real estate in San Francisco City, then became a collector of works of art and artifacts from Magna Graecia (Ionian-Lucanian-Calabrian area). However, the escaped danger will result in an unexpected hard conflict between the two restless female Italian-American souls…

The Makeover of Ashton Croyd – dir. Øystein Kloster

Original Film Title: The Makeover of Ashton Croyd

Director’s Name: Øystein Kloster

Writer’s Name: Øystein Kloster

Producer’s Name: Øystein Kloster

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes 32 seconds

Film Description:

In this musical pseudo-documentary , the Berlin based photographer Lisa Jonrel (Anita Christa Kluge) follows the homeless street musician Ashton Croyd (Øystein Kloster) for 6 months. She does it with the intention to observe a phoenix rising from the ashes through her camera. A homeless musician turning into a bona fide rock star in half a year.However, it does not go according to plan, and his drama school sweetheart (Anna von Berg) tells his story through this film.

Modern Living & You! – dir. Lucio Fonza

Original Film Title: Modern Living & You!

Director’s Name: Lucio Fonza

Writer’s Name: Lucio Fonza

Producer’s Name: Lucio Fonza

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 8 minutes

Film Description:

A promotional short setting up the world around an upcoming feature film, “Roach Motel”, a world of fear mongering in the midst of the Red Scare.

The Last Laughter Guru – dir. Paula Zapata

Original Film Title: The Last Laughter Guru

Director’s Name: Paula Zapata

Writer’s Name: Johann Smith

Producer’s Name: Natasha Mayet, Jacques Adriaanse

Country of Origin: South Africa

Country of Filming: South Africa

Language: English

Runtime: 7 minutes

Film Description:

He’s dying to make you laugh.

Volatility – dir. Jason Winn

Original Film Title: Volatility

Director’s Name: Jason Winn

Producer’s Name: Ekaterina Behor

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 19 minutes

Film Description:

A seemingly perfect relationship transmutes into something more sinister as love, passion, and violence combine into an explosive downfall and push a tortured woman to the edge.

The Volatility team wants to thank you for considering our film for acceptance into your festival. As of today, we have been accepted into The American Horrors Film Festival, Cleveland Horror Fest, Halicarnassus Film Festival, LA Independent Women Film Awards, Himachal Short Film Festival, Divine Feminine Arts & Film Fest, and the IndieFEST Film Awards. Our lead actress won Best Actress at Halicarnassus Film Festival.

We made this film with the purpose of highlighting what the reality of domestic violence is really like – evoking emotions ranging from heartbreak to rage to complete and utter terror. The film can be described as a rollercoaster, an exemplification of volatility, the kind of volatility that is far too often hidden behind the scenes of seemingly happy relationships.

Teachers Lounge – dir. Arlene Lagos

Original Film Title: Teachers Lounge

Director’s Name: Arlene Lagos

Writer’s Name: Arlene Lagos

Producer’s Name: Danielle J. Bowman

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 23 minutes 38 seconds

Film Description:

A timeless comedy with very little class.

Lockdown Showdown – dir. Chris Rudz

Original Film Title: Lockdown Showdown

Director’s Name: Chris Rudz

Writer’s Name: Chris Rudz

Producer’s Name: Anna Hashimoto

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

Akira is stuck at home during lockdown. After all the friends are out of reach. He desperately looking to connect with somebody. He will find unexpected allay in the artificial intelligent assistant in his smart speaker. That encounter will set his day into new direction.

“Breasts and Thighs” – dir. Goldie Krauss

Original Film Title: “Breasts and Thighs”

Director’s Name: Goldie Krauss

Writer’s Name: Goldie Krauss

Producer’s Name: Goldie Krauss

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour

Film Description:

Rose and Evelyn are Italian mothers who just want their kids to be happy. Rose’s son, Tony, is handsome and affable. He has just returned to his home in South Philadelphia to set up his law practice, having spent five years practicing law in San Francisco. Tony has brought his law partner, wispy beauty, Grace Ella with him to set up shop in Philadelphia. Rose doesn’t want Tony to end up with Grace Ella. She thinks that Evelyn’s daughter, Angela, curvy and a bit shy, is a much better match. Rose and Evelyn begin a campaign to get them together, no matter what . Helping out cupid on this mission are best friends, Loretta and Candy, Angela’s more “experienced” friends who are trying to coax Angela out of her inertness, and into Tony’s arms. “He’s not gonna drop from the ceiling, ya know,” We also have the addition of Angela’s next-door neighbor, Apollo Apollito,, who once setting eyes on Tony, wants Tony for himself. The plot is further complicated by the entrance of Lady Regina Wellington Wetherill, who frequents the local Italian cheese shop looking for a” clothbound cheddar” Lady Wetherill, adds the steady hand to the complexity of this Rom-Com and in the end dispenses wisdom to all involved.

PUZZ2E – dir. Oliver Prescott

Original Film Title: PUZZ2E

Director’s Name: Oliver Prescott

Writer’s Name: Oliver Prescott

Producer’s Name: Oliver Prescott

Country of Origin: Spain

Country of Filming: Spain

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 8 minutes 43 seconds

Film Description:

Carl wakes up to find the serial killer Puzzle is subjecting him to a puzzle, and he must complete the puzzle or he DIIIIIIES…