After All These Years (How Could I Possibly Go Back Out There) – dir. Sara Jade Alfaro & DOP Mat Barkley

Original Film Title: After All These Years (How Could I Possibly Go Back Out There)

Directors Name: Sara Jade Alfaro

Writers Name: Sara Jade Alfaro, Luke O’Brien

Director of Photography: Mat Barkley

Producers: Mikayla Fasullo, Vita Mikolajczak

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 26 seconds

Film Description: 

Carla, aged 26 (but FEELS more like 25) is ready to get back out into the world, after a harrowing breakup with a man named Carl. Through trials and tribulations, and the occasional calming ASMR video, she manages to find a strategy in tackling the curveballs that come with modern heartbreak.

Tattoo Tells – dir. Jiayu He & DOP Alfonso Xu

Original Film Title: Tattoo Tells

Directors Name: Jiayu He

Writers Name:  Jiayu He

Director of Photography: Alfonso Xu

Producers: Jiayu He

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Runtime: 6 minutes 29 seconds

Film Description: 

This film is about a tattoo artist who talks about his feelings and attitude towards customers through interviews. People come and go. There are countless encounters and separations in life. People can be very close in a short time, but this kind of relationship is fleeting. Maybe you have no time to feel it and it have already flowed away. But even so, life is that you continues to meet people and continue to say goodbye.

La Flamme Rouge – dir. The Maze Brothers & DOP Brent Scott Maze

Original Film Title: La Flamme Rouge

Directors Name: The Maze Brothers

Writers Name: The Maze Brothers

Director of Photography: Brent Scott Maze

Producers: Alexandra Surer

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English, French

Runtime: 1 hour 33 minutes

Film Description: 

One traumatic night unravels the life of retired cycling champ, Rick Van Pelt (Balthazar Getty). Driven by paranoia and a waning sense of self, he invites his friend and top rider, Isaac
(Sebastian Quinn) for drinks and some target practice at his lake-house. A drunken Rick uses this opportunity to confront Isaac who he suspects is having an affair with his fiance, Valerie (Nicole LaLiberte). The night takes a sudden and unexpected
violent turn.

Violence – dir. Augusto Pedraza & DOP Emiel Bachot

Original Film Title: Violence

Directors Name: Augusto Pedraza

Writers Name:  Augusto Pedraza

Director of Photography: Emiel Bachot

Producers: Kristien Jaspers

Country of Origin: Mexico

Country of Filming: Belgium

Language: Dutch, English

Runtime: 17 minutes 15 seconds

Film Description: 

A woman is preparing a dinner for an important person, however, a series of unexpected events beyond her control result in a complete catastrophe.

Into the Abyss – dir. & DOP Waleed Sokkar

Original Film Title: Into the Abyss

Directors Name: Waleed Sokkar

Writers Name: Waleed Sokkar

Director of Photography: Waleed Sokkar

Producers: Waleed Sokkar

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 7 minutes

Film Description: 

A visual expression film about mental health. It takes a look at the turbulent mind of a mentally depressed young man on the verge of committing suicide and the endless struggles he has trying to find peace within himself while living in a world that has lost track of what’s important. But Is there any hope left for him?

Rán – dir. Fjolnir Baldursson, Baldur Smári Ólafsson & DOP Baldur Páll Hólmgeirsson

Original Film Title: Rán

Directors Name: Fjolnir Baldursson, Baldur Smári Ólafsson

Writers Name: Fjölnir Már Baldursson, Baldur Smári Ólafsson

Director of Photography: Baldur Páll Hólmgeirsson

Producers: Fjölnir Már Baldursson

Country of Origin: Iceland

Country of Filming: Iceland

Language: Icelandic

Runtime: 22 minutes 1 second

Film Description: 

The film is about the 20 year old Gunnar who lives in a small town. His girlfriend asks him to pick her up at work from a nearby village and he tries to borrow his father’s luxury car. When his father refuses, he decides to steal it with a little help from his brother.

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