Inside – dir. Mariano Russo

English Film Title: Inside 

Original Film Title: Dentro

Directors Name: Mariano Russo

Writers Name: Mariano Russo

Producer: Ana Koziol

Country of Origin: Argentina

Country of Filming: Argentina

Language: English

Runtime: 5 min 4 sec

Film Description: 

A young woman decides to find her inner self by entering a profound state of meditation. She embarks on a journey to find her inner core and the construction of her personality. This animated short film seeks to describe the internal revolutions of the consciousness and the arduous process of cultural deconstruction.

Hesar (Gate) – dir. Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi

Original Film Title: Hesar (Gate)

Directors Name:  Nomadic Alternative, Farnaz Ohadi

Writers Name: Nelson Garcia Leal, Xocitl Garcia Leal

Producer: Farnaz Ohadi

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: Canada

Language: Persian

Runtime: 5 min 04 sec

Film Description: 

The video is the backdrop for the song “Hesar” from Farnaz Ohadi’s Persian Flamenco debut album. It focuses on themes of Iranian women’s struggles, immigration, mental health and the artist’s journey when she arrived in Canada in 1990. The movie traces the journey of the artist from her home land, Iran to Canada, the angst and confusion and pain of immigration and finally choosing to put down roots in a new land.

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Translation of the chorus:
What is it I am saying, behind this iron gate?
What am I seeking among these hazy nights?
What is it I hunt for in this strange city?
Behind these impure walls?
One night, the breath will say, no more
and the breath will stop beating
A blind bird will open its wings
and will take my life with it as it flies away

Master Moley By Royal Invitation – dir. Leon Joosen

Original Film Title: Master Moley By Royal Invitation

Directors Name: Leon Joosen

Writers Name: Ricky Roxburgh, Arthur Landon, James Reatchlous

Producer: Tony Nottage

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 30 min

Film Description: The story of a young Mole and his adventure to pick a rose from the Queen’s Garden, not knowing that this simple act will change, not only his life, but the life of all Moles.