Spiral – dir. Sofiene Mamdi

Original Film Title: Spiral 

Directors Name: Sofiene Mamdi

Writers Name: Sofiene Mamdi

Producer: Sofiene Mamdi

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France 

Language: French

Runtime: 1 h 32 min 32 sec

Film Description: 

Alexander, a young actor, has been falling for a few months into a spiral of self-destruction, becoming strongly addicted to alcohol and drugs. One night, he is stabbed by drug dealers and almost dies. To get out of his addictions he wrote the scenario of a film “Spiral” close to autofiction where he would play the main role of ‘Daniel’. Olivier Rainer, a director whom he admires, agrees to direct the movie and make Alexander pass screen tests while rewriting the script by incorporating elements of the personal life of the actor. Alexander wishing to exorcise his demons and reach his catharsis will follow Olivier unconditionally in a blistering adventure where reality and fiction merge.

ENOXAIAR – dir. Lea Gygli

Original Film Title: ENOXAIAR

Directors Name: Lea Gygli

Writers Name: Lea Gygli

Producer: Filippo Bonacci, Lea Gygli

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Country of Filming: Switzerland 

Language: German, Swiss German

Runtime: 13 min 13 sec

Film Description: Sinia is in trapped in her dream to face her truth.

Hollow Pond – dir. Rolfin Nyhus

Original Film Title: Hollow Pond  

Directors Name: Rolfin Nyhus

Writers Name: Adam Anson 

Producer: Adam Anson, Charlie Mather, Rolfin Nyhus

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom 

Language: English

Runtime: 14 min

Film Description: After being abandoned by his brothers, a young Maasai boy must outwit a mysterious force to be reunited with his family.

Consent – dir. Niz Fernandez

English Film Title: Consent 

Original Film Title: موافقة 

Directors Name: Niz Fernandez

Writers Name: Niz Fernandez

Producer: Niz Fernandez

Country of Origin: Philippines

Country of Filming: Philippines

Language: Arabic, English, Tagalog

Runtime: 10 min 45 sec

Film Description: 

A young female artist, experienced being sexually abused countlessly, expresses her emotions through her art despite of the society she lives in. She exhibits her nude paintings to the public to see how people would react to it. During her exhibit, she remembers her traumatic past. Little did she know, she was exhibiting her naked self.