NIB24- dir. Kaiser Jakob

Original Film Title: NIB24

Directors Name: Kaiser Jakob

Writers Name: Dehmer Gerhard

Producers: Jakob Kaiser

Country of Origin: Austria

Country of Filming: Austria

Language: German

Runtime: 4 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description: 

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!

FAITH: The Transcendence of Thought – dir. Sofia Kalantzi

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

Film Description: 

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.

Chinese Cancan – Lulu, a Chinese Woman – dir. Coralie Van Rietschoten

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

Film Description: 

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.

Tokyo Toilets – dir. Andrea Pompili

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

Language: English

Runtime: 47 minutes 2 seconds

Film Description: 

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. 

São Paulo, Closed City – dir. André De Franco

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

Language: Portuguese

Runtime: 20 minutes

Film Description: 

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.

Narrow Dreams, Rock and Roll in District prison in Belgrade – dir. Igor Coko, Lea Vahrusev

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

Language: Serbian

Runtime: 24 minutes

Film Description: 

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.

Cheyenne – dir. Rich Underwood

Original Film Title: Cheyenne

Directors Name: Rich Underwood

Producers: Michael Badami, Rob Robertson

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 9 minutes 14 seconds

Film Description: 

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.

This Thing- dir. Tiana Dueck

Original Film Title: This Thing

Directors Name: FjoTiana Dueck

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 10 minutes 11 second

Film Description: 

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.