Laundry Day – Life on the Line – dir. Ines Eisses

Original Film Title: Laundry Day – Life on the Line

Director’s Name: Ines Eisses

Writer’s Name: Yvette Dudley-Neuman

Producer: Yvette Dudley-Neuman, Ines Eisses, Tracy C. Kohne

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: No Dialog

Film Description:

Laundry Day – Life on the Line is a 19 minute dramatic and experimental short film, with a beautiful original score. Seamless transitions to allow the movie to flow as a continuous take . A silent film with no dialogue, Laundry Day – Life on the Line takes the viewer on a meditative and memory provoking journey, allowing them to reminisce on the important happenings of their own lives as they reflect on Rose’s weekly wash.

Tainan Fantage – dir Jason M TSENG

Original Film Title: Tainan Fantage

Director’s Name: Jason M TSENG

Writer’s Name: Cowper WANG, Jason M TSENG

Producer: Jonathan CHENG, Mark CHANG

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Country of Filming: Taiwan

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Runtime: 3 minutes 25 seconds

Film Description:

Using 3D and CG compositing technologies, Taiwanese creators combined religion and history to create a new IP that lead audience to step into Tainan’s special timezone from the daily rush with a perspective of fantasy. The audience will see both the old and the new of the city through character’s eyes, rethinking about the relationship between time and the pace of life, as well as experience a gentle greeting from an oldest city in Taiwan.

Part Forever – dir. Alan Chung-An, Ou

Original Film Title: Part Forever

Director’s Name: Alan Chung-An, Ou

Writer’s Name: Alan Chung-An, Ou

Producer: Meng-Lung, Yang, Andy, Wu, Mira Huang

Country of Origin: Taiwan

Country of Filming: Taiwan

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Runtime: 12 minutes 33 seconds

Film Description:

In the dark hall, candles flickered faintly. A body lay in the middle of the hall. Huei and her husband Wen Hsiung came to say goodbye to Huei’s dearest sister. The seemingly calm and sad farewell ceremony seemed to hide an astonishing and dark secret……

GLASS DOOR – dir. Katherine King

Original Film Title: GLASS DOOR

Director’s Name: Katherine King

Writer’s Name: Katherine King

Producer’s Name: Pethio Yawanis, Anthony Nicolau

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime: 6 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description:

Two women are separated by a pane of glass, a disease and an uncertain future. —- A married couple faces the unimaginable when one of them gets sick during the early days of COVID. When Sophia doesn’t respond to Mave’s repeated calls, what starts out as a manageable routine ends in a difficult decision.

SAYING – Chapter 1 – dir. Ismael Nebchi

Original Film Title: SAYING – Chapter 1

Director’s Name:  Ismael Nebchi

Writer’s Name:   Dimitri BOETTO


Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Runtime: 10 minutes 8 seconds

Film Description:

On the verge of clan warfare, In a rough neighborhood called PARADISE, Eric has a mission that seems simple: drop a bag to a certain “Orvard”…

US: IS, WAS, ARE – dir. Olivia Wachsberger

Original Film Title: US: IS, WAS, ARE

Director’s Name:  Olivia Wachsberger

Writer’s Name:   Olivia Wachsberger

Producer’s Name: Hayley Helene

Country of Origin: USA

Country of Filming: USA

Language: English

Runtime: 17 minutes 49 seconds

Film Description:

IS, WAS, ARE– together known as US — are three acts that function symbiotically to tell the story of a girl, a guy, and how they encourage one another to see clearly, dream big, and find strength in what can be perceived as weakness.

Unknown Number – dir. Julie Mayhew

Original Film Title: Unknown Number

Director’s Name:  Julie Mayhew

Writer’s Name:   Julie Mayhew

Producer’s Name:   Julie Mayhew

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 13 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

So wrapped up in furious heartbreak, a young woman doesn’t notice that her frequent cold-callers are saying something she might actually want to hear.

An off-beat, romcom-drama about love, hate and spam callers.

Happily Never After – dir. Tamara Hernandez 

Original Film Title: Happily Never After

Director’s Name:  Tamara Hernandez 

Writer’s Name:  Tamara Hernandez 

Producer’s Name:  Tamara Hernandez 

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English, Spanish

Runtime: 13 minutes 50 seconds

Film Description:

When a lonely and self-destructive self-help book writer starts hearing her electronic devices talk to her, she has to decide whether or not to trust them to help her fix her life.

The Babylon Gardens – dir. Karim Moussa

Original Film Title: The Babylon Gardens

Director’s Name: Karim Moussa

Writer’s Name: Henry Winchester, Christine Kamal, Hagar Solemy

Producer’s Name: Youssef Wally

Country of Origin: Egypt

Country of Filming: Egypt

Language: English

Runtime: 12 minutes

Film Description:

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are a true jewel of the ancient Middle Eastern Sumerian history—but behind their beauty lurks a captivating power. When a fierce uprising brews, the fate of the gardens hangs in the balance as one of their rulers, a conceited nobleman who was overtaken by his lust for possession and power, pouring his cruelty and malice to dominate, banishes his own son accusing him of betrayal. Between being vengeful, following the same path of his father, or merciful lay a real inner battle for the outcast son.

Deus Ex Machina – dir.  Jessy Langlois

Original Film Title: Deus Ex Machina

Director’s Name:  Jessy Langlois

Writer’s Name: Jessy Langlois

Producer’s Name: Jean-Christophe Savelli, Camille Koening, Jessy Langlois

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Runtime: 20 minutes 15 seconds

Film Description:

A young adult goes looking for his biological father. He’ll understand, when he finds out, that his daddy never ran away as he was told. His father suffers from a very little-known disease: Prosopagnosia, an inability to recognize faces. Even if he would regularly meet his son in the street, he would be unable to know who he is. In spite of everything, father and son will end up and help each other.