The Connection – dir. Gabriel Hirsch

Original Film Title: The Connection

Directors Name: Gabriel Hirsch

Writers Name: Gabriel Hirsch

Producers: Gabriel Hirsch, Kenneth Hirsch

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 14 minutes 34 seconds

Film Description: 

A young boy loses his sense of meaning when his drug dealing and addicted older brother commits suicide in front of him. After a traumatic psychedelic trip of his own, his life is thrown off track, and he ventures down a dangerous path …

Undo – dir. Stanislav Hristov

Original Film Title: Крачка назад

English Film Title: Undo

Directors Name: Stanislav Hristov

Writers Name: Mira Koteva

Producers: Mira Koteva, Stanislav Hristov

Country of Origin: Bulgaria

Country of Filming: Bulgaria

Language: English

Runtime: 14 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description: 

Young and career focused theatre actress finds herself facing a life-changing decision, whilst pressured by time after falling in love with an introverted writer, whose dark side is about to come to light. A story, which questions the price of our dreams and our true values.

Visual ASMR – Creative dir. Onesal Studio

Original Film Title: Visual ASMR

Creative Direction: Onesal Studio

Producers: Ailin Brunner, Lucia Gutkin, Feng Li

Country of Origin: Japan

Runtime: 1 minutes 8 seconds

Film Description: 

Visual ASMR, or Visual Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ASMR is the subjective experience of euphoria characterized by a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin.

0110 – dir. taehoon park

Original Film Title: 0110

Directors Name: taehoon park

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 2 minutes 53 seconds

Film Description: 

Humanity, who has always been pursuing perfection, has continued to develop machines. However, machines continue to develop on their own and build ‘0110’, a more complete digital world that resembles the human world. However, machines that value only efficiency reduce unnecessary things one by one in the human world, and humanity eventually perish. And, eventually, the digital world gradually returns to its original form, that is, a form similar to a computer chip.
However,’H-6′, the only survivor who gained eternal life by grafting his body and machinery. He try to escape from the tyranny of ruthless machines by using his cloned human’DH-6′.

Promise Me – dir. Alison Duke

Original Film Title: Promise Me

Directors Name: Alison Duke

Writers Name: Alison Duke, Lindsey Addawoo

Producers: Alison Duke, Fonna Seidu, Lucas Joseph, Ngardy Conteh George

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

Runtime: 24 minutes 47 seconds

Film Description: 

Charlie still has hope and is adamant in caring for her mother, Yolonda Thomas, as her health takes a turn for the worse. Loyal, she insists on sticking by her mother’s side until the very end. But when her school begins to notice Charlie’s absence, she is placed under a system of surveillance and Charlie will soon come to find that some decisions are outside of her control.

I Really Love This Piece – dir. Graham Goldstein

Original Film Title: I Really Love This Piece

Directors Name: Graham Goldstein

Writers Name: Graham Goldstein

Producers: Graham Goldstein, Christo Arsenio

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Runtime: 6 minutes

Film Description: 

Everyone has a transcendental experience with this art installation, except for one man, who loses his mind trying to understand it.

A Few Words on Uncertainty – dir. Jana Burkiewiczová

Original Film Title:A Few Words on Uncertainty

Directors Name: Jana Burkiewiczová

Writers Name: Jana Burkiewiczová, Michaela Karásková

Producers: BURKI&COM

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Country of Filming: Czech Republic

Language: English

Runtime: 7 minutes 10 seconds

Film Description: 

A Few Words On Uncertainty is a dance film by choreographer Jana Burkiewiczová and photographer Michaela Karásková. It is a spectral probe under the surface of time that has stopped due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Seven minutes filled with intensive images of longing and fear. “For months we have been living in a twilight period in which uncertainty has become part of our lives. The times are hindering boldness, and that hurts, loneliness is changing the times, and it is not us, but the rules of fear, that change the plot.” The film was created with the support of the Czech ministry of Culture.

Father of Storm – dir. Christian B Frederiksen

Original Film Title: Far til Storm

English Film Title: Father of Storm

Directors Name: Christian B Frederiksen

Writers Name: Christian B Frederiksen

Producers: Laura Almstrup

Country of Origin: Denmark

Country of Filming: Denmark

Language: Danish

Runtime: 18 minutes 20 seconds

Film Description: 

Mr. Giversen is in a worrying state of mind when he’s paid a visit at home by Tove Digmann and Doris – two officers from a special police unit. Mr. Giversen soon realizes that he’s suspected of having abducted his own son, Storm. Mr. Giversen has already lost his right to have contact with Storm, and Tove Digmann, the head officer, is not afraid of proving her point by the abuse of power.

After Party- dir. Dominique Ruffalo

Original Film Title: After Party

Directors Name: Dominique Ruffalo

Writers Name: Dominique Ruffalo

Producers: Dominique Ruffalo

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 18 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description: 

After Party is an original film written and directed by Dominique Ruffalo, featuring songs originally sung by artists Steve Kazee, Lydia Loveless, James Bay, and Panic! at the disco. After Party follows the half-drunken stupor of three individuals after their best friend’s wedding. All three know the groom, but none, know each other. Weddings either fill you with cheesy hallmark poetry and wistfulness or, in the case of these three, existential dread and desperation. Take a peek behind the curtain and watch three people fall apart in the only way musical theatre majors know-how through song and dance.

Aquatic Bird- dir. Nan Zhang

Original Film Title: 水鸟

English Film Title: Aquatic Bird

Directors Name: Nan Zhang

Writers Name: Nan Zhang

Producers: Chuhong Lian

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 17 minutes 44 seconds

Film Description: 

In this absurd world, everyone is doing things in opposition to their heart, doing jobs they don’t want to do, hiding their passions, and hurting others to bury their pain. Ah Shui (Aqua)and Zhang Niao(Bird), a cross-dressing girl, get tangled up in each other’s worlds because of a green dot of light. This green dot becomes their guide, allowing them to meet in their dreams.