The hippocampus – dir. LiuXiaoJun

English Film Title: The hippocampus

Original Film Title: 海马

Directors Name: LiuXiaoJun

Writers Name: LiuXiaoJun

Producer: PongHoWai

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 15 min 18 sec

Film Description: 

A woman who decides to bid farewell to her unborn child before getting married, meets another child on the way ,the two are forced to accompany each other…

What is marriage to this woman?How will she conduct this farewell?

Told – dir. Ainá Rocha

Original Film Title: Told

Directors Name: Ainá Rocha

Writers Name: Ainá Rocha

Producer: Ainá Rocha

Country of Origin: Portugal

Country of Filming: Portugal

Language: Portuguese

Runtime: 14 min 56 sec

Film Description: 

Documentary of the unconscious. A journey through the memory and the ruins.

Unforgettable – dir. Luke Mullen

Original Film Title: Unforgettable

Directors Name: Luke Mullen

Writers Name: Luke Mullen

Producer: Ethan Paisley

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English 

Runtime: 18 min 56 sec

Film Description: Following the death of his parents, a teenage boy must learn to live with his Grandma who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

Evermore – dir. Lada Imamovic

Original Film Title: Evermore

Directors Name: Lada Imamovic

Writers Name: Lada Imamovic

Producer: Lada Imamovic, Damir Imamovic

Country of Origin: Croatia

Country of Filming: France

Language: English, French

Runtime: 7 min 13 sec

Film Description: 

Mia has to come to terms with the death of her husband as her son makes her biggest fear come true.

Metanoia – dir. Saimanish Prabhakar

Original Film Title: Metanoia

Directors Name: Saimanish Prabhakar

Writers Name: Saimanish Prabhakar

Producer: Prabhakar Ramanathan, Vidya Ayyaswamy, Saimanish Prabhakar, Jalaja Ahuja 

Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates

Country of Filming: India, United Arab Emirates

Language: English

Runtime: 14 min 12 sec

Film Description: 

A film that follows a young boy and his journey in understanding the impact of our actions on the environment. The impact of a sincere action from a pure heart is more important than an empty action of no meaningful worth. Watch his evolution of understanding what he can do for the bigger picture.

Fata Morgana – dir. Angelina Komarova

Original Film Title: Fata Morgana

Directors Name: Angelina Komarova

Writers Name: Jakob Christensen 

Producer: Bakr Alduhaim

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: Russian, Ukrainian

Runtime: 9 min 40 sec

Film Description: 

A couple spends their last day together before the young man goes to war. I want to show how war destroys, not by showing explosions and tanks, but by showing a young couple in love, torn apart by war. Forced to separate and maybe never even see each other again. 

It takes place in Kiev in 2014.

Into The Void – dir. Yossera Bouchtia

Original Film Title: Into The Void

Directors Name: Yossera Bouchtia

Writers Name: Ciara Doll, Yossera Bouchtia

Producer: Ciara Doll

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 20 min

Film Description: 

Budding astronomer, wife, and young mother Vera Rubin prepares to present her new, groundbreaking research to the American Astronomical Society and discovers a prejudice that runs much deeper than she thought — one that forces her to reassess her own livelihood and weigh her dreams against society’s expectations for women in this biopic drama set in 1950s New York.

Yes Climax – dir. Oriane Playner

English Film Title: Yes Climax 

Original Film Title: Oui Jouie

Directors Name: Oriane Playner

Writers Name: Oriane Playner

Producer: Oriane Playner, Angela Ricciardi

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English, French

Runtime: 11 min 2 sec

Film Description: 

One morning, Oriane traverses through her parents closet as she is left home alone. Secretly snooping through her mothers drawers, Oriane stumbles upon intimate objects that spike her interest. Her curiosity leads her to test them on herself. In the depths of exploration, Maman comes home and a confrontation arrises when she finds her misplaced vibrator. 

“Oui Jouie” is a short 16mm narrative film addressing the miseducation around female pleasure and the taboo of sex in the United States. The story depicts the relationship between a girl and her mother as the young daughter explores her own body through sexuality. We follow the main character, Oriane, who confronts her lack of knowledge about masturbation through a series of adventurous discoveries

cucumber – dir. Haichuan Xu

Original Film Title:  cucumber

Directors Name: Haichuan Xu

Writers Name: Haichuan Xu

Producer: Kilian Kiefel

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: English

Runtime: 15 min

Film Description: 

Cucumber portrays a near dystopian America where the government controls diet and expands animal rights to an authoritarian conclusion: all meat is forbidden.

David, a police inspector who struggles in his personal life as well as with his job will interrogate a meat loving criminal who will push him to the boundaries of what is right and what is wrong.

Stubborn as a Mule – dir. Victor Bargès

English Film Title: Stubborn as a Mule

Original Film Title: Tête de Mule

Directors Name: Victor Bargès

Writers Name: Victor Bargès

Producer: Gabriel Rigoni

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language: French

Runtime: 13 min 59 sec

Film Description: 

A car is stopped in a Serbian countryside. A young man, Ulysse, with facial injuries is on the phone. He turns over the back seat of his car, and sits on the driver seat. There is not enough money. On the back seat, a couple of refugees are trying to reason the young man.