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
Runtime: 5 min 4 sec
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.
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
Runtime: 5 min 04 sec
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.
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
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
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.