The Swallow That Couldn’t Fly – dir. Hirotaka Uchida

Original Film Title: The Swallow That Couldn’t Fly

Director’s Name: Hirotaka Uchida

Writer’s Name: Hirotaka Uchida

Producer’s Name: Hirotaka Uchida

Country of Origin: Japan

Country of Filming: Japan

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 10 minutes

Film Description:

My Grandpa was born into a family of Buddhist monks.He fought in what became suicide attack operations.
Eimyou was alive until the end of the war on August 15, 1945, but he was preparing to complete the sortie order on August 17, 1945.The night before the sortie, the conflict between life and death reaches its peak.

Side Effects – dir. Jose Marcondes Mutarelli

Original Film Title: Side Effects

Director’s Name: Jose Marcondes Mutarelli

Writer’s Name: Cristina Mutarelli, Jose Marcondes Mutarelli

Producer’s Name: Jose Marcondes Mutarelli

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 12 minutes 40 seconds

Film Description:

Pedro (22), has to take a new medication for his epilepsy and makes an important decision. The story is really about life and death. It’s a piece that puts life and death into perspective, on a balance. Life with various restrictions to live, or die and live a little without restrictions. that is the big struggle and journey that Pedro goes through in this mind.

CASE #3809 – The Eldritch Mortician – dir. Jose Evangelista

Original Film Title: CASE #3809 – The Eldritch Mortician

Director’s Name: Jose Evangelista

Writer’s Name: Jose Evangelista

Producer’s Name: Ian Holmes

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 16 minutes 37 seconds

Film Description:

On this next crime story, a naive, ditsy 7-year old girl curiously stumbles upon a mortician’s private stash of questionable, yet controversial personal treasures. This event may be the last discovery of her life.

Growing Peace in the Middle East – dir. Steven Hoffen

Original Film Title: Growing Peace in the Middle East

Director’s Name: Steven Hoffen

Writer’s Name: Steven Hoffen

Producer’s Name: Steven Hoffen

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: Arabic, English

Runtime: 17 minutes 16 seconds

Film Description:

A 7th grader from New York is inspired by a visit to Sindyanna of Galilee in Israel – a unique non-profit organization led by a team of Arab and Jewish women working together to create social change from the ground up. He spends the year during the pandemic inspired to document the new hydroponics project at Sindyanna, which strives to enhance Arab-Jewish cooperation, while creating economic opportunities for Arab women.