Myrtle – dir. Patricia McCormack

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Original Film Title: Myrtle

Director’s Name: Patricia McCormack

Writer’s Name: Megan Barker

Producer: Shaheen Schleifer

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 15 minutes 39 seconds

Film Description:

Myrtle, a trailer park Mom from Indiana, cooks dinner for her son. But something’s not quite right. This kitchen is anonymous, industrial, and Myrtle’s working to a deadline. As her composure unravels, we realize that 21 grams is all that separates life from death.

 As before, I didn’t do anything – dir. Jinyoung Park

Original Film Title: As before, I didn’t do anything

Director’s Name: Jinyoung Park

Writer’s Name: Jinyoung Park

Producer: Jinyoung Park

Country of Origin: Korea, Republic of

Country of Filming: Korea, Republic of

Language: Krean, English

Runtime: 16 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description:

I experienced a death, a disease and a low point in a relationship, all around the same time. When these unbearable pains happened, I simply swallow them, unprepared, or at least I thought I did. But those memories translated into feelings and broke me into little fragments. Thelife as I knew it – relationships, memories, facial expressions and expressions – all fell apart. To be honest, I haven’t done anything about it until now. I have never tried to discuss or express it. I am still trapped in that time. Now, I intend to pull myself out of the past. I want to face myself still stuck in that time.

Park presents archives of unexpected past occurrences that happened around the same time, in separate yet similar tracks with some overlaps.

Jenna The Great – dir. Dan Tonkin

Original Film Title: Jenna The Great

Director’s Name: Dan Tonkin

Writer’s Name: Dan Tonkin, KT Parker

Producer: Dan Tonkin

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 38 minutes 45 seconds

Film Description:

A cocky student accidentally conjures young philosopher Aristotle into our present and seizes her chance to cheat through her exams.

R.L Allman’s Peter Pan – dir. Ronald Lee Allman

Original Film Title: R.L Allman’s Peter Pan

Director’s Name: Ronald Lee Allman

Writer’s Name: Ronald Lee Allman, Alex May

Producer: Claire Fontana, Rex Wheeler

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime: 25 minutes

Film Description:

With a dark, whimsical twist, we retell the story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up. In this live-action modern version, San Francisco stands in as Neverland and we introduce Peter before his conflict with Hooke and take you on a wild ride around the gritty city of Neverland. You will meet the Lost Boys, Peter’s Street Gang, and many of your favorite Neverland characters, including a totally reimagined Tinker Bell. She still has wings and an attitude but is way more fabulous.

Masked NYC – dir. AJ Stetson

Original Film Title: Masked NYC

Director’s Name: AJ Stetson

Writer’s Name: AJ Stetson

Producer: AJ Stetson

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime: 3 minutes 4 seconds

Film Description:

Since recovering from COVID-19 in April of 2020, AJ Stetson has created portraits of more than one thousand New Yorkers wearing masks, to share their radiance, resilience, and empathy during this challenging time.

Brave New World – dir. Yantra de Vilder

Original Film Title: Brave New World

Director’s Name: Yantra de Vilder

Writer’s Name: Yantra de Vilder

Producer: Yantra de Vilder

Country of Origin: Australia

Country of Filming: Australia

Language: English

Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes

Film Description:

Written during the pandemic of 2021, this film is inspired by humanity and is call to rise now into our bravery by going beyond divisions.

Phantoms of the sea – dir. Andrey Arutyunov

Original Film Title: Phantoms of the sea

Director’s Name: Andrey Arutyunov

Writer’s Name: Andrey Arutyunov

Producer: Artur Veeber

Country of Origin: Estonia, Uzbekistan

Country of Filming: Estonia, Uzbekistan

Language: Uzbek

Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes

Film Description:

A trilogy of short stories connected by the events of the departure of the Aral Sea.
The sea has gone without a trace. Where the waves once splashed, the bottom was exposed and cracked from the mercilessly scorching sun. But even now people live here. The old fisherman, trying to escape from himself, drags out his existence with an eye on the memories of his past life with the hope that the sea will return. Phantoms of the past and the present arise in his mind, which torment the Old Man with the main question, is it possible to save the sea?

Severyanin – dir. Fyodor Petrukhin

Original Film Title: Severyanin

Director’s Name: Fyodor Petrukhin

Writer’s Name: Fyodor Petrukhin

Producer: Oleg Yankov

Country of Origin: Russian Federation

Country of Filming: Russian Federation

Language: Russian

Runtime: 21 minutes 59 seconds

Film Description:

The personal life’s story of the famous Russian poet Igor Severyanin, honored to be the first King of poets.

Here Is Where the Monsters Live – dir. Chance Fuerstinger, April Matson

Original Film Title: Here Is Where the Monsters Live

Director’s Name: Chance Fuerstinger, April Matson

Writer’s Name: Chance Fuerstinger

Producer: Chance Fuerstinger, April Matson

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime: 18 minutes 3 seconds

Film Description:

Oliver tries to live through a dark episode of depression; however, memories – both joyful and sorrowful – keep pushing their way to the forefront of his mind.

Nightline – dir. Robert Sedlacek

Original Film Title: Nightline

Director’s Name: Robert Sedlacek

Writer’s Name: Robert Sedlacek

Producer: Jiri Tucek

Country of Origin: Czech Republic

Country of Filming: Czech Republic

Language: Czech

Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes

Film Description:

A bittersweet tale around a live interview radio broadcast that changes the lives of several innocent people. After lying low in the USA for almost 20 years Radek makes a surprise visit to his home city of Prague. Tech savvy he manages to avoid revealing all forms of his identity and location to tell his story on a late night radio phone-in show hosted by ambitious young journalist Eva. Eva bends over backwards to accommodate him and becomes embroiled in his mission to track down a young mother called Eliska. Eva has no idea that she herself is part of his plot from an event two decades ago. Czech law gives a 20 year time limit for all crime, including murder. Detectives on the late shift hear the interview and start to build a case but they only have a few hours left before the crime is deemed unpunishable. A fierce struggle for time and justice begins.