Father For A Day – dir. QIAO Zhi

Original Film Title: Father For A Day

Directors Name: QIAO Zhi

Writers Name: ZHEN Shilei

Producer: WANG Xi

Country of Origin: China

Country of Filming: China

Language: Chinese

Runtime: 1 h 33 min

Film Description: 

After finding that he has a son abroad which he did not know before, traditional folk painter Guan Shan struggled in his relationship with his perfect wife and stubborn father.

Aripi – dir. Dmitri Voloshin

Original Film Title: Aripi 

Directors Name: Dmitri Voloshin

Writers Name: Dmitri Voloshin, Sergiu Chirillov, Anastasia Berzoy

Producer: Dmitri Voloshin 

Country of Origin: Republic of Moldova

Language: no

Runtime: 8 min 11 sec

Film Description: 

This story is about an astronaut who, as a child, dreamed of flying and being free. And now he seems to be flying in the sky, but he is actually locked in the capsule of a spacecraft. One day, minor problems lead to bigger problems, causing the spaceship to lose control and collapse on Earth. And now the astronaut will once again spread the wings of his dreams and return to childhood.

Phoet – Symmetry Breaking – dir. Ezra Capogna, Federico Biasin, Steve Panariti

Title: Phoet – Symmetry Breaking

Directors Name: Ezra Capogna, Federico Biasin, Steve Panariti

Writers Name: Ezra Capogna

Producer: Mybosswas, Phoet

Country of Origin: Italy

Country of Filming: Italy

Language: no

Runtime: 5 min 15 sec

Film Description: Incensed by the current political situation in Italy whereby the government have made the migrants a scapegoat for the country’s problems, the symbolic and socio-politically pertinent video tells the story of one man’s journey through two different lenses – the literal and spiritual. The cinematic video sees main protagonist played by South African musician Kholeho Mosala leave his family and embark on a treacherous journey across the sea. Accompanied throughout by a group of dancers who represent both the real and spiritual ferrymen that go with him, the video is littered with recurring symbols and themes in this journey include a tarot suit; the stick, the sword, the cup, the money and coins, and Homer’s The Odyssey.

Happy Ending – dir. Ramzi el Khoury

Original Film Title: Happy Ending

Directors Name: Ramzi el Khoury

Writers Name: Ramzi el Khoury

Producer: Ashraf Mtaweh

Country of Origin: Lebanon

Country of Filming: Lebanon 

Language: Arabic

Runtime: 14 min 12 sec

Film Description: 

Scrolling blankly through his phone, Chadi notices something written on one of his Whatsapp groups: “You are the only one left in the group”. He realizes that the group of his old university friends is now dissolved and he is the only one left. The idea starts to affect his mood and slowly builds up into an inner monologue reflecting about his loneliness, frustration and lack of human connection.

ENOXAIAR – dir. Lea Gygli

Original Film Title: ENOXAIAR

Directors Name: Lea Gygli

Writers Name: Lea Gygli

Producer: Filippo Bonacci, Lea Gygli

Country of Origin: Switzerland

Country of Filming: Switzerland 

Language: German, Swiss German

Runtime: 13 min 13 sec

Film Description: Sinia is in trapped in her dream to face her truth.

The Happy Accident – dir. Paloma Suau

nglish Film Title: The Happy Accident 

Original Film Title: El accidente feliz

Directors Name: Paloma Suau

Writers Name: Paloma Suau

Producer: Paloma Suau, María José Veray-Mazo, Camille Carrión

Country of Origin: Puerto Rico

Country of Filming: Puerto Rico

Language: Spanish

Runtime: 1 h 18 min

Film Description: 

A filmmaker going through a dry spell (and an early midlife crisis) finds inspiration in the work of an eccentric septuagenarian artist. Their relationship quickly turns into life lessons that will transform her life forever.

Lovers – dir. Alexandre Brisa

Original Film Title: Lovers

Directors Name: Alexandre Brisa 

Writers Name: Alexandre Brisa, William Shakespeare (based on the play “Romeo and Juliet”)

Producer: Anis Gaiji

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Language:  multilingual

Runtime: 03 min 20 sec

Film Description: 

Regardless of our age, our origins, our values or beliefs, love is timeless. This is what I would like to present in this film. As a result, I have chosen to use the play “Romeo and Juliette” by William Shakespeare, navigating across generations. To represent them, I seek to have diverse acting Juliettes and Romeos, from various ages and ethnicities. Each couple will play in their original language. Everything will be shot in a sequence plan of two minutes, juggling between the replicas and the shifts of different characters. The film will end with Romeo letting himself fall into the deep waters. It will be important for me to film at the seashore to use water as an illusion of inception.

End Point – dir. Rafael Cortes

Original Film Title: End Point

Directors Name: Rafael Cortes

Writers Name: Rafael Cortes, David Cohen

Producer: Rafael Cortes, David Cohen

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Language: English

Runtime: 6 min 

Film Description: 

Fighter pilot Avner travels back in time to prevent the assassination of his wife Eva but they become trapped in a causal loop. Since Artificial Intelligence became sentient, androids have controlled the time continuum, preventing humans from travelling through time. Eva is targeted because the AI knows that she has discovered the truth about their agenda. Avner faces a choice to either let Eva go or save her life by taking her place.

Wormhole – dir. Vahid Davoodi Pooya

English Film Title: Wormhole

Original Film Title:  Kermchaleh    

Directors Name: Vahid Davoodi Pooya

Writers Name: Vahid Davoodi Pooya

Producer: Vahid Davoodi Pooya, Navid Dawoodi Poya

Country of Origin: Islamic Republic of Iran 

Country of Filming: Islamic Republic of Iran

Language: Persian

Runtime: 15 min 

Film Description: 

Subjective experiences of a woman who encounters her husband betrayal. What should she do? Infinite possibilities arise from her decision. Mina Shayegan (Mina Vahid) is writing her novel called “Wormhole”. Nobody knows that whether all the events are occurring in her story or in the reality. At Least she finds out that the world doesn’t exist without observer.