Original Film Title: NIB24
Directors Name: Kaiser Jakob
Writers Name: Dehmer Gerhard
Producers: Jakob Kaiser
Country of Origin: Austria
Country of Filming: Austria
Runtime: 4 minutes 50 seconds
4-hour Nibelungenbrücke cycling at Danube river kilometer 2135 between 4020 and 4040 Linz.
A vegetable delivery wheel was equipped with high-quality air measurement technology and moved by 24 Linz bicycle activists on the road for 24 hours on the only central connection of the districts Linz and Linz-Urfahr – on the Nibelungenbrücke which crosses the Danube. The result is a cinematic contemporary document, in which the increasing and decreasing traffic density and the associated enormous pollution was ‘experienced’. The Nib24 initiators, with the support of traffic scientists and measurement technicians, point to the discrepancy between the transport policies and the objectives set in the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. With the help of the split screen, however, the joy of working together and the active participation of all actors are also shown. Bicycles, especially family and transport bikes, are part of the solution for livable and humane urban areas. They score with little space, minimal maintenance costs, flexibility and ecological compatibility and represent a low risk potential for all road users dar. The everyday ways can usually be easily and comfortably covered by bicycle. Especially with regard to the rapidly increasing delivery activities, the topic “last mile” must become more and more of a focus for companies and politicians!
Original Film Title: FAITH: The Transcendence of Thought
Directors Name: Sofia Kalantzi
Writers Name: Sofia Kalantzi
Producers: Eleni Finou
Country of Origin: Greece
Country of Filming: Greece
Language: Modern Greek (1453-)
Runtime: 41 minutes 22 seconds
In this documentary, the meaning of Faith is being revealed as well as its relationship with the meaning of Self-Transcendence.
A journey to the world of Faith, where humans can exceed what they know and come into communion with what is higher inside of them.
What is the Leap of Faith and how can humans realize such a feat?
What is the relationship of Faith and Self-Awareness?
Without Faith what?
All these topics and more are being discussed in the meetings with scientists, artists, poets, professors, seekers and students, delving deeply into the meaning of Faith.
A unique approach that could define our life and our evolution.
Original Film Title: Chinese Cancan – Lulu, a Chinese Woman
Directors Name: Coralie Van Rietschoten
Country of Origin: France
Country of Filming: China
Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
Runtime: 51 minutes 40 seconds
In China like everywhere, a woman’s place in society is linked to politics and tradition. But China’s politics and tradition make a unique setting on earth.
It’s within this context that Lulu emerges.
Back in 2009, she was a pioneer of Burlesque, in a country where strip tease can lead to jail and young girls run after marriage. We follow this extraordinary character for over ten years, in an ever evolving China.
Original Film Title: Tokyo Toilets
Directors Name: Andrea Pompili, Ryan Bruss
Writers Name: Andrea Pompili
Producers: Ryan Bruss
Country of Origin: Italy
Country of Filming: Japan
Runtime: 47 minutes 2 seconds
Tokyo Toilets is a documentary about one of the most interesting urban design projects of all time. Launched last year in Shibuya Tokyo, Japan by The Nippon Foundation, the Shibuya City Government and the Shibuya Tourism Association, this project is based on the redesign of 17 public toilets by some of the most important contemporary architects and designers.
Original Film Title: São Paulo, Cidade Fechada
English Film Title: São Paulo, Closed City
Directors Name: André De Franco
Producers: André De Franco, Tatiana Pinho
Country of Origin: Brazil
Country of Filming: Brazil
Runtime: 20 minutes
Shot in the streets of São Paulo during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the documentary provides an insight on how this new threat is affecting the city’s huge homeless population.
In March 2020, as a result of the spread of Covid-19 throughout the country, the São Paulo State Government declared quarantine. However, the empty streets of the largest city in Latin America have made “visible” it’s more than 30,000 homeless people.
Locked from the outside, in search of water, food, shelter or medical treatment, their perspective on the current situation exposes the social inequalities that became glaring in this bleak scenario.
Original Film Title: Suzeni snovi, Repetitor u CZu
English Film Title: Narrow Dreams, Rock and Roll in District prison in Belgrade
Directors Name: Igor Coko, Lea Vahrusev
Writers Name: Igor Coko
Producers: Igor Coko
Country of Origin: Serbia
Country of Filming: Serbia
Runtime: 24 minutes
In the summer of 2017, Belgrade rock band Repetitor played a concert in the yard of the largest prison in the Balkans – District Prison in Belgrade. This is the story about this day, the meeting of band members and prisoners, about synergy and catharsis created by this event.
Original Film Title: Cheyenne
Directors Name: Rich Underwood
Producers: Michael Badami, Rob Robertson
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Runtime: 9 minutes 14 seconds
Facing kidney failure at the age of 20, Cheyenne’s options for a donor are dwindling until an unexpected turn of events presents love and a lifesaving gift. A set of skilled caregivers operate on Cheyenne and her living donor to give her a second chance at a life that had only begun to blossom.
Original Film Title: This Thing
Directors Name: FjoTiana Dueck
Country of Origin: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Runtime: 10 minutes 11 second
Eryn Lougheed tells us about her inspirations as an artist, and about how her friends influence her as an artist. We meet her friends and reflect on the inspirational and supportive power of belonging to a creative community.