English Film Title: The Other Side – Mountain climber
Directors Name: Rajeev Thottippully
Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates
Country of Filming: United Arab Emirates
Runtime: 3 minutes 14 seconds
Martin a sales manager, lost one hand in a motor bike accident. However this doesn’t stops him going up. Always working on attaining physical and mental strength, Martin climbed up to the highest peaks.
The series of films depict the incredible journey of different lives among the expatriate community in the UAE, which comprises the larger chunk of it’s total population. The films portray different stories of people who manage to find time to follow their heart and pursue their passion. Depicting “the other side” of their lives, the film explores the minds of passionate people, and their lifestyle, on how they make the right use of their time and resources to do what they really love, amidst their busy work life.
Original Film Title: Existe!
Directors Name: Luca Zuberbühler
Writers Name: Hugo van der Loo, Philippe van der Loo, Luca Zuberbühler
Producer: Nadine Lüchinger, Flavio Gerber, Philippe van der Loo
Country of Origin: Belgium
Country of Filming: Belgium
Runtime: 9 min 25 sec
An old theater is about to be demolished. A construction worker enters the crumbling building to check if there is anyone left inside. In his search, he strays into a mystical, fragile world until he finds himself in the face of the theater’s core.
Original Film Title: In Trans
Directors Name: Edit Jakab
Writers Name: Edit Jakab
Producer: Edit Jakab
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Runtime: 12 min 45 sec
A trans woman’s struggle to find freedom in the societal cage of today’s America
Original Film Title: TRANSIT
Directors Name: Kartikay D Pawar
Writers Name: Kartikay D Pawar
Producer: Kartikay D Pawar
Country of Origin: India
Country of Filming: India
Runtime: 10 min 44 sec
A Young Man Trying To Find Sanity After Losing His Best Friend.
Original Film Title: Other
Directors Name: Tiana Dueck
Producer: Dawn Rothwell, Chris Dueck
Country of Origin: Canada
Country of Filming: Canada
Runtime: 16 min 48 sec
Film Description: Through visits with people who identify with gender on a spectrum, we will explore why gender needs to be understood as something bigger than just ‘he’ or ‘she’.
Original Film Title: Displacement
Directors Name: Jacek Jędrzejczak
Writers Name: Jacek Jędrzejczak
Producer: Jacek Jędrzejczak
Country of Origin: Poland
Country of Filming: Poland
Language: English, Polish
Runtime: 6 min 37 sec
This documentary is a recording of one of the autotherapy sessions conducted in Institute 116 in Warsaw. The topic is the displaced aggression , i.e. redirecting aggression from its initial and unavailable source towards a different , more accessible target. This intimate session was conducted and recorded by Jacek Jedrzejczak psychologist and artist. The participant was Irenka Kaczurowska.
Original Film Title: Fishbowl
Directors Name: Xueni Yang
Writers Name: Xueni Yang
Producer: Teodor Geonov
Country of Origin: Czech Republic
Country of Filming: Czech Republic
Runtime: 8 min 27 sec
Film Description: Eliska is mistaken as cheating on her boyfriend while she hosts their friend Honza at home. Although Eliska wants to save the situation, eventually she has to choose a side after Honza reveals the truth.
Original Film Title: Nunofyrbeeswax – Tormento
Directors Name: Maren Sosada
Writers Name: Maren Sosada
Producer: Maren Sosada
Country of Origin: Germany
Language: English, Spanish
Runtime: 3 min 39 sec
How we experience our role models is a subjective matter. But we all imitate, determine who’s not right for us and who could be. It’s a chaotic ride full of frustration and anger about the lack of diversity.
In the end we realize, it was the search for ourselves all along.
This all came together as a music video for Berlin based band Nunofyrbeeswax.
English Film Title: Course / a stone’s throw / Void
Original Film Title: Verloop / ‘n klip gooi / Leemte
Directors Name: Daniel Christiaan Human
Writers Name: Daniel Christiaan Human
Producer: Louise Malan
Country of Origin: South Africa
Country of Filming: South Africa
Runtime: 34 min 37 sec
Conceptualised as a construct. Three different narrative strands, functioning as one filmic event. An exploration of time, dealing with past, present, future, is weaved together with the subtext of life, birth and death. As these events can seldom be separated, so too the narrative strands cannot be separated.
A young woman’s isolated world comes to a dreadful halt as fragmented forces from her past bring misery and suffering. She is faced with a mysterious obelisk which sets in motion disruptions in the time and space she finds herself in. Jonas is taken, taken by time, lost to the young woman who is left in a solitary state in her obscured world.
“a stone’s throw”
A middle-aged man, in search of his identity, finds himself on a peculiar journey through time. Mister Jan encounters a series of strange events, stunned and in awe, he is guided by a mysterious old lady whose non-sensible ramblings propel him forward in time, only to discover his almost unobtainable goal in the end.
Chaos from the outside penetrates the inside, fragile and alone; in anticipation, the future births new images.
Original Film Title: Subordination: Body Image III.
Directors Name: László Gálos
Writers Name: László Gálos
Producer: László Gálos
Country of Origin: Hungary
Country of Filming: Hungary
Runtime: 08 min 52 sec
The movie studies how works of art, especially photography influence our perception of life and of reality – not only in their finalized, polished state, but also during and throughout their creation process.