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.

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.

Cinephile – dir. Kate Brossard

Original Film Title: Cinephile

Director’s Name: Kate Brossard

Writer’s Name: Kate Brossard

Producer: Victor Marlier

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Runtime: 13 minutes 34 seconds

Film Description:

Un soir une femme tombe dans les bras de l’homme de ses rêves et en même temps réalise que la seule personne qui partage sa passion, du cinéma et qu’elle aime vraiment est un autre homme…