The Other Side – Mountain climber – dir. Rajeev Thottippully

English Film Title: The Other Side – Mountain climber

Directors Name: Rajeev Thottippully

Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates

Country of Filming: United Arab Emirates

Language: English

Runtime: 3 minutes 14 seconds

Film Description:

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.

Existe! – dir. Luca Zuberbühler

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

Language: French

Runtime: 9 min 25 sec

Film Description: 

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.

In Trans – dir. Edit Jakab

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

Language: English

Runtime: 12 min 45 sec

Film Description: 

A trans woman’s struggle to find freedom in the societal cage of today’s America

TRANSIT – dir. Kartikay D Pawar

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

Language: English

Runtime: 10 min 44 sec 

Film Description: 

A Young Man Trying To Find Sanity After Losing His Best Friend.

Other – dir. Tiana Dueck

Original Film Title: Other

Directors Name: Tiana Dueck

Writers Name: 

Producer: Dawn Rothwell, Chris Dueck

Country of Origin:   Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: English

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’.

Displacement – dir. Jacek Jędrzejczak

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 

Film Description: 

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.

Fishbowl – dir. Xueni Yang

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

Language: Czech

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.

Nunofyrbeeswax – Tormento – dir. Maren Sosada

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

Film Description: 

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.

Course / a stone’s throw / Void – dir. Daniel Christiaan Human

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

Language: Afrikaans

Runtime: 34 min 37 sec

Film Description: 

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.

Subordination: Body Image III. – dir. László Gálos

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

Language: No

Runtime: 08 min 52 sec

Film Description:

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.