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
Runtime: 15 minutes 39 seconds
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.
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
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
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?
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
Runtime: 21 minutes 59 seconds
The personal life’s story of the famous Russian poet Igor Severyanin, honored to be the first King of poets.
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
Runtime: 18 minutes 3 seconds
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.
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
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
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.
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
Runtime: 13 minutes 34 seconds
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…