End Point – dir. Rafael Cortes

Original Film Title: End Point

Directors Name: Rafael Cortes

Writers Name: Rafael Cortes, David Cohen

Producer: Rafael Cortes, David Cohen

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 6 min 

Film Description: 

Fighter pilot Avner travels back in time to prevent the assassination of his wife Eva but they become trapped in a causal loop. Since Artificial Intelligence became sentient, androids have controlled the time continuum, preventing humans from travelling through time. Eva is targeted because the AI knows that she has discovered the truth about their agenda. Avner faces a choice to either let Eva go or save her life by taking her place.

Wormhole – dir. Vahid Davoodi Pooya

English Film Title: Wormhole

Original Film Title:  Kermchaleh    

Directors Name: Vahid Davoodi Pooya

Writers Name: Vahid Davoodi Pooya

Producer: Vahid Davoodi Pooya, Navid Dawoodi Poya

Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran 

Country of Filming: Islamic Republic of Iran

Language: Persian

Runtime: 15 min 

Film Description: 

Subjective experiences of a woman who encounters her husband betrayal. What should she do? Infinite possibilities arise from her decision. Mina Shayegan (Mina Vahid) is writing her novel called “Wormhole”. Nobody knows that whether all the events are occurring in her story or in the reality. At Least she finds out that the world doesn’t exist without observer.

Flour – dir. Joanna Nelson

English Film Title: Flour

Original Film Title:  Harina  

Directors Name: Joanna Nelson

Writers Name: Joanna Nelson

Producer: Joanna Nelson, Ramon Tortolero

Country of Origin: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Country of Filming: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 14 min 53 sec

Film Description: 

A middle class working professional struggles to buy food amid Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis. When buying flour for his mother’s birthday cake, he gets caught in the violent looting of a food truck and a conflict arises.

HARINA is a project that was born from the need to narrate the humanitarian crisis and precarious living conditions that are being experienced today in Venezuela, focusing primarily on hunger. Produced and filmed on location in a high-risk environment under what many consider an authoritative regime, Harina’s team took the risk to re-enact a situation which is common to all Venezuelans: the struggle to find food. The different characters in the film struggle with multiple jobs to try to make a living, resorting to acts of corruption, vandalism, stealing and criminality. Until what point is corruption and criminality justified as a coping mechanism in broken down demoralized societies? Do the people living in such precarious conditions have the power to make the right choice, or is there no way out of the broken cycle?