Blaues Gold – dir. Tim Wessolleck & Christian Bucher

Everyday life in the Western hemisphere: From getting up in the morning to making our vacation plans to catching our business meetings, we keep encountering the “blue gold”, whether directly or indirectly. Water is one of our most essential resources, and yet we keep stubbornly locating the problems surrounding it in Southern or tropical areas only.

Saving Earth: Turkey’s Wildlife Corridor – dir. Abed Ahmed

Original Film Title: Saving Earth: Turkey’s Wildlife Corridor

Directors Name: Abed Ahmed

Writers Name: Abed Ahmed

Producer: Abed Ahmed

Country of Origin: Turkey

Country of Filming: Turkey

Language: English

Runtime: 5 min 12 sec

Film Description:  

We visit Turkey’s first and largest Wildlife Corridor, where over a million trees have been planted to expand the natural habitat of animals and continue the fight against climate change.

Skye Steele – Rise of Nefertiti – dir. Howard Perry

Original Film Title: Skye Steele – Rise of Nefertiti

Directors Name: Howard Perry

Writers Name: Howard Perry

Producer: Howard Perry

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 26 min 

Film Description:  

Is the theft of Ancient Egyptian artefacts the key to the darkness that is engulfing 1930s Europe? Detectives Skye Steele & Inspector Miles Davies become involved in a three thousand year old mystery.

Tolerance – dir. Nasser Aldhaheri

Original Film Title: Tolerance

Directors Name: Nasser Aldhaheri

Writers Name: Nasser Aldhaheri

Producer: Nasser Aldhaheri

Country of Origin: United Arab Emirates

Country of Filming: Around the world

Language: multilingual

Runtime: 13 min 57 sec

Film Description:  

Short film about Tolerance.. How we can feel it with our hands.

Lucid dreams – dir. Iana Gorokhova

Original Film Title: Lucid dreams

Directors Name: Iana Gorokhova

Writers Name: Iana Gorokhova

Producer: Iana Gorokhova

Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Germany, Italy

Language: English

Runtime: 8 min 12 sec

Film Description: 

“Lucid dreams” is the first episode of a planned series “Berlin Faces”, which deals with the important players in the Berlin scene, artists, activists, athletes, without whom Berlin has no heart, soul, and face of its own as the city. Can the city have the heart at all and what is there? We are considering this in the series with the Berliners.

I make my first episode about the artist Lucy. Born in Sicily, he has been at home in Berlin for over 10 years. As a renowned techno DJ, music producer, and label owner Luca Mortellaro, he travels a lot all over the world but always likes to come back home. However, his perception of this city has changed a lot over the years and he no longer recognizes the people, the “vibe” and everything that seemed so attractive to him a few years ago in Berlin. 

The Master – dir. Jinyang Zhang

Original Film Title: The Master

Directors Name: Jinyang Zhang

Writers Name: Jinyang Zhang

Producer: Huidi Sun

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Language: Chinese, English

Runtime: 10 min

Film Description: 

A homeless female thief was hypnotized in an infinite dream loop by the greatest magician, she tries to break the loop but her bad habits (stealing) made her lost more…

Ole, Benni and the Rest of the Universe – dir. Anna Ludwig

english film title: Ole, Benni and the Rest of the Universe

original film title: Ole, Benni und der Rest des Universums 

directors name: anna ludwig

writers name: anna ludwig

producer: anna ludwig

country of origin: germany

country of filming: germany

language: german

runtime: 22 min 53 sec

film description: 

That his friend benni has the down syndrome, ole (11) has never disturbed so far. but now – on the threshold of childhood to youth – their friendship is changing. ole is in love for the first time and suddenly it’s no longer easy to stand by his friend …

Día A Día – dir. Jan Philip Baldus, Tobias Kraus

Original Film Title: Día A Día

Directors Name: Jan Philip Baldus, Tobias Kraus 

Writers Name: 


Country of Origin: Germany

Country of Filming: Plurinational State of Bolivia

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 40 min

Film Description: 

The low-budget documentary “Día A Día” unbiasedly depicts the daily life of struggling individuals in La Paz, Bolivia. The trust between the German NGO “Soforthilfe La Paz e.V.” and the characters enables a personal relationship to document stories that would otherwise remain hidden.

The consolation of the blue – dir. Joe Zhao

Original Film Title: The consolation of the blue

Directors Name:  Joe Zhao

Writers Name: Sylvia Moerland

Producer: Joe Zhao

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Country of Filming: China, Netherlands, Taiwan

Language: English

Runtime:  13 min 51 sec

Film Description: 

A mysterious blue porcelain vase evokes the love story of the Xuande Emperor Zhu Zhanji, who fell in love with Queen Suhita of the Majapahit Empire. This mystery has been hidden for almost six hundred years.

M’Hamid Oasis Morocco – dir. Monika Koeck

Original Film Title: M’Hamid Oasis Morocco

Directors Name: Monika Koeck

Writers Name: Monika Koeck

Producer: Monika Koeck

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: Morocco

Language: English

Runtime: 22 min 30 sec

Film Description: 

The film M’Hamid Oasis Morocco documents the restoration and recording work undertaken by an international team of researchers and volunteers in the most remote oasis of the Draa Valley, at the edge of the Sahara Desert.

In 2019, ArCHIAM (University of Liverpool) and the NGO Terrachidia (Spain) teamed up in conducting an “Earthen Architectural Heritage Workshop” in M’Hamid/Morocco. Involving the local community as well as architects, engineers and earthen-architecture enthusiasts from around the world, the team restored and documented the oasis’ endangered cultural heritage. In addition, the workshop provided an opportunity for local young people to get trained by master builders in earth building techniques, which otherwise would be forgotten.

The film creates awareness of the cultural significance of this place and its struggle of survival, highlighting its tourism potential. It will inform government bodies and public/private stakeholders to assist in securing funding to implement sustainable development initiatives that can reactivate the settlement through the synergy of heritage preservation/economic and infrastructural development/community participation and empowerment.