Which God Can Forgive Us – dir. Linsheng Wu

Original Film Title: Which God Can Forgive Us

Director’s Name: Linsheng Wu

Writer’s Name : Linsheng Wu, Siyan Chen

Producer: Haoran Zhang

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 38 minutes 8 seconds

Film Description:

By chance, Li Ming learns about young eviction victim He Ying and approaches the seemingly reclusive and taciturn He Ying with ulterior motives. At the beginning, He Ying was resistant, but gradually goes from avoiding to accepting Li Ming into his life. One day after dinner, the two discover that they are both silently fighting the same terminal disease, so they open up to each other and become like brothers. Just as He Ying’s life gradually gets back on track, Li Ming’s condition takes a turn for the worse and passes away, and He Ying spirals into a breakdown because of the loss of his best friend.

Living Through It – dir. Daniel E. Kennedy 

Original Film Title: Living Through It

Director’s Name:Daniel E. Kennedy 

Writer’s Name : Daniel E. Kennedy 

Producer: Daniel E. Kennedy 

Country of Origin: US

Country of Filming: US

Language: English

Runtime: 18 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

Twenty-four-year-old Angelica’s marriage was breaking apart. She could only see one way out and jumped off the Coronado bridge with her 3-year-old daughter Bertha in her arms. Miraculously, Bertha survived her mother’s suicide and now helps others through Survivors of Suicide Loss organization.
This documentary shares the stories of those who lost someone to suicide, survived a suicide attempt and the effort the cities of Coronado and San Diego are making in persuading CalTrans to build a barrier to deter suicide attempts from the bridge.

Tap Dance – dir. Christa Villavasso

Original Film Title: Tap Dance

Director’s Name: Christa Villavasso

Writer’s Name : Christa Villavasso

Producer: Christa Villavasso, Mia Upshaw

Country of Origin: US

Country of Filming: US

Language: English

Runtime: 27 minutes

Film Description:

Set in the 1980s in New Orleans Uptown, Veronica, a young black aspiring writer, is determined to get published in the Times Picayune. She selects a reluctant subject, Native, but her analysis of him causes her to evaluate her own pain and flaws.

An Unacknowledged Artist – dir. Jonas Oliver Cramer

Original Film Title: An Unacknowledged Artist

Director’s Name: Jonas Oliver Cramer

Writer’s Name : Jonas Oliver Cramer

Producer: Cecilie Bohlbro

Country of Origin: Denmark

Country of Filming: Denmark

Language: Danish

Runtime: 7 minutes 36 seconds

Film Description:

An artist replace his addiction with art

Selftherapy – dir. Mohammad Hossein Zalbak, Ben Cyran

Original Film Title: Selftherapy

Director’s Name: Mohammad Hossein Zalbak, Ben Cyran

Writer’s Name : Mohammad Hossein Zalbak

Producer: Mohammad Zalbak

Country of Origin: Belgium

Country of Filming: Belgium

Language: Dutch

Runtime: 7 minutes 59 seconds

Film Description:

What if our worst critic is the only person we could turn to for help. In this film the psychologist and the patient are the same person.

Zephyr – dir. Théo DEPREZ

Original Film Title: Zephyr

Director’s Name: Théo DEPREZ

Writer’s Name : Théo DEPREZ, Nassim AMOUDAYNE

Producer:

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Runtime: 28 minutes 30 seconds

Film Description:

Gabriel has lost his daughter and is going through the period of mourning with difficulty. Henri, the owner of a small mountain guest house will accompany him in his memories by making him discover his passion for nature and kites.

It’s not about Eitan – dir. Ron Baranov

Original Film Title: It’s not about Eitan

Director’s Name: Ron Baranov

Writer’s Name : Ron Baranov

Producer: Ron Baranov, Yarden Agian

Country of Origin: Israel

Country of Filming: Israel

Language: Hebrew

Runtime: 8 minutes 52 seconds

Film Description:

After a meaningful session at the psychologist, Dean is visiting his father to reflect on their relationship and to better understand if his father accepts him.

Anywhere But Here – dir. Maitry Rao

Original Film Title: Anywhere But Here

Director’s Name: Maitry Rao

Writer’s Name : Maitry Rao

Producer: Maitry Rao

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: England

Runtime: 15 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description:

The film takes us into a fairy tale world at the intersection of real and dreamlike, inner and outer, personal and global, past and future; the world of the Carpathian Gutsul culture. The mountains speak, urging the protagonist to go on a quest, and the mountain’s spirits intervene in human destiny.
The heroine of the film, Marichka, needs to face and overcome her fears to become the narrator of the fairy tale. Only then can she change the destiny of a young man, who fell from the top of the mountain, and that of a social group that has decided to close their eyes to avoid collective fear.

Past Future Mountain – dir. Mariia Lukianchuk

Original Film Title: Past Future Mountain

Director’s Name: Mariia Lukianchuk

Writer’s Name : Mariia Lukianchuk

Producer: Mariia Lukianchuk

Country of Origin: Ukraine

Country of Filming: Ukraine

Language: Ukrainian

Runtime: 15 minutes 48 seconds

Film Description:

The film takes us into a fairy tale world at the intersection of real and dreamlike, inner and outer, personal and global, past and future; the world of the Carpathian Gutsul culture. The mountains speak, urging the protagonist to go on a quest, and the mountain’s spirits intervene in human destiny.
The heroine of the film, Marichka, needs to face and overcome her fears to become the narrator of the fairy tale. Only then can she change the destiny of a young man, who fell from the top of the mountain, and that of a social group that has decided to close their eyes to avoid collective fear.

JERKYFLOW – dir. Adnane Rami

Original Film Title: JERKYFLOW

Director’s Name: Adnane Rami

Writer’s Name : Adnane Rami

Producer: ESRA PARIS

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: Arabic, French

Runtime: 21 minutes

Film Description:

In a Parisian suburb, Riad, a young stutterer of 17, is attracted by a rap contest. Confronted on the one hand with the difficulties linked to his speech problems, and on the other hand with the derogatory and humiliating remarks of his older brother, Riad decides to enter the contest.