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
Runtime: 6 min
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.
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
Runtime: 15 min
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.
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
Runtime: 14 min 53 sec
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?