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
Runtime: 1 h 33 min
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.
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
Runtime: 8 min 11 sec
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.
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
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.
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
Runtime: 14 min 12 sec
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.
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.
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
Runtime: 1 h 18 min
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.
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
Runtime: 03 min 20 sec
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.
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
Runtime: 6 min
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.
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
Runtime: 15 min
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.