IN HOPE OF NOTHING – dir. Peter Hamblin

Original Film Title: IN HOPE OF NOTHING

Directors Name: Peter Hamblin

Writers Name: Mike Falkow, Peter Hamblin

Producer: Frankie Fogg

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 22 min 20 sec

Film Description: 

With nothing more than; an idea, a shit load of hope and a story board, a group of filmmakers cast their dreams on the impossible. “A film dedicated to all the stories never told”

A passionate group of film-makers, tell the comedic tale of two brothers negotiating the trials and tribulations of producing a Hollywood film. Creatively opposed, the brothers Wilson navigate the all too real complexities of the industry, while dealing with their own personal loss. Nothing is as it seems, as we lift the veil between the dream and reality.

SIGNS – dir. Jason Satterlund

Original Film Title: SIGNS

Directors Name: Jason Satterlund

Writers Name: Jameel Saleem

Producer: Jameel Saleem

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 15 min 47 sec

Film Description: 

Two disillusioned sign spinners find love and friendship on the streets of West Los Angeles.

POSSESSED – dir. Michael Zara

Original Film Title: POSSESSED

Directors Name: Michael Zara

Writers Name: Michael Zara

Producer: Michael Zara, Sami Kolko

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 7 min 28 sec

Film Description: 

On an eerily quiet Halloween night during the pandemic, an unhinged woman shows up at her virtual spinning instructor’s home unannounced.

BLIND SPOT – dir. Axel Perenz

Original Film Title: BLIND SPOT

Directors Name: Axel Perenz 

Writers Name: Axel Perenz

Producer: Axel Perenz

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany

Language: German

Runtime: 5 min 30 sec

Film Description: 

The young Jewish elderly care nurse, DANA, is building a special relationship to the former lifeguard ERNFRIED, who worked at a lido in Nazi Germany, 1944. 

Ernfried lives in a home for old people where he suffers from dementia. But when Dana is confronting him with dark suppressed memories, the past is catching up with him.

Genericamente – dir. Giulio Neglia

Original Film Title: Genericamente 

Directors Name: Giulio Neglia

Writers Name: Giulio Neglia

Producer: Nuovo Imaie, Duel Produzioni

Country of Origin: Italy

Country of Filming: Italy

Language:  Italian

Runtime: 18 min

Film Description: 

Being a crowd is a job? Paolo, that dreams of being an actor, but with very poor results, is more used to appear in marginal roles. Paolo will tell us which are the enormous sacrifices, renunciations, senses of responsibility, injustices that torment the show business. From the eyes of the workers of cinema, Paolo tells an italian cross-section and, despite the economic difficulties, believes in a better world, more congenial and coherent to his dreams; these are the ones who for years have made Paolo dream, leaving aside the parental obligations: the eternal struggle between man and human being.

artHOUSE PARAINEN – dir. Rolf Lindblom

Original Film Title: artHOUSE PARAINEN

Directors Name: Rolf Lindblom

Writers Name: Rolf Lindblom

Producer: Rolf Lindblom, Ted Wallin

Country of Origin: Finland

Country of Filming: Finland

Language: French

Runtime: 7 min 5 sec

Film Description: 

When strange anomalies are tracked to a small town on the coast of Southwest Finland, special investigations agent Helen Iduag is dispatched to look into the matter on behalf of her employer. Her objective? To make sure their tech hasn’t fallen into the wrong hands and ensure overall civilian safety. Helen discovers that the source of the abberation is currently in the hands of a local developer. Who’s chosen the site as ground zero for a posh new housing project. At first glance it seems that this mission will wind up being yet another; false alarm. But just as Helen prepares to wrap up her investigation, she makes a shocking discovery.

The animal that therefore I am – dir. Bea de Visser

English Film Title: The animal that therefore I am 

Original Film Title: L’ animal que donc je suis

Directors Name: Bea de Visser

Writers Name: Bea de Visser

Producer: Bea de Visser

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Country of Filming: Netherlands

Language: English, French

Runtime: 10 min 37 sec

Film Description: 

“What does the animal see when it looks at me?” Three animals and a woman in an enclosed space. As they study each other, their own methods of communication create a wordless conversation. We view them in close-up and from various perspectives, with the woman as a solitary species in this universe.