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The Creative Arts Film Festival is an annual, international, short film festival that takes place online, every year, for the entire month of December. We strive for the whole world to see your work, on every continent, and in every home across the globe. Our goal is to promote your project, and You, because You are the next wave of great filmmaker.

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A Way Out
Directed by Jason Tostevin
Produced by Jason Tostevin
When aging gangster Vick risks it all to quit the life, he discovers his young protege has been keeping a secret of his own -- one that plunges them both into a deadly cat and mouse game over the course of one car ride. Stars Robert Costanzo (Total Recall, Die Hard 2, City Slickers, Dog Day Afternoon) and Adam Hampton (The [Unusual] Calling of Charlie Christmas, Rough Cut).
Thriller, 14 mins, Ohio, USA

Directed by Alexis Chaviaras
A young mare visits Cyprus to take part in races. Frustrated from failure, she abandons the racetrack after confronting her strict father. The mare will meet new friends who will try to help her find her lost courage.
Animated, 20 mins, Lakatamia, Cyprus

anexperimentalviralvlog - the movie remix # !
Directed by Vasco Diogo
Produced by Vasco Diogo
A unique short experimental remix of 15 vlog episodes, originally posted on youtube, based upon a reflexion on identity, manipulation, truth and beauty, that blurs popular influences with performance video and video art processes and ideas. Self-representation document made with a DIY spirit and a urge to work on basic communication principles, such as the confrontation between the artist and the viewer and speech awareness. The audiovisual manipulations function mainly as an expression of repressed emotions in the context of a confessional aesthetics. This is a remixed version of the original video: "anexperimentalviralvlog the movie", 2015, which continuous to be the first autonomous work that appropriates the material I posted on my youtube vlog.
Experimental, 13 mins, Portugal

Directed by Lingfei Zhao
Produced by Lingfei Zhao
Thriller, 6 mins, USA

Directed by Michael Lockett
Produced by Michael Lockett, Cara Anderson, Frank Choi, Michelle Paolillo, Penny Citrola
Two women witness a murder and to escape their circumstances must do the unthinkable... commit one. Starring Christine Guerra (House of Cards).
Thriller, 28 mins, New York, USA

Directed by Kamila Kuc
Produced by Kamila Kuc
Batum takes as its starting point the experience of near drowning in the Black Sea in Batumi, Georgia. As such, the film is induced with a desire for an auto-ethnographical self-interrogation. Images that feature are a constellation of personal and collective memories, acquired through historical knowledge as exemplified by the poems of Osip Mandelstam and Joseph Stalin, among other cultural tropes.
Experimental, 9 mins, United Kingdom

before chill
Directed by Sylviatoyindustries
Produced by Sylviatoyindustries
A video poem about aging/the changing of the seasons. Inspired by the signs that winter is about to happen here in this town that "has no seasons." Just like everywhere I've lived there is a pungency, a dryness in the whispering breeze that will grow into a raging wind in a few weeks, a stillness and a beautiful pearlescent sky. Stars Sylvia Toy St. Louis.
Experimental, 3 mins, California, USA

burning memories
Directed by Lyon Sim
Produced by Lens Rebels
A girl reflects on life and comes to terms with the influences of her father.
Drama, 9 mins, Singapore

Dead Mall
Directed by Dustin Morrow
Produced by Dustin Morrow
The mall featured in this film is, like many dying malls, a quiet symbol of America's economic decline and erosion of consumer confidence. American shopping malls, once bright and shiny temples of commerce, have become in many cases like virtual ghost towns.
Experimental, 06 mins, Oregon, USA

HyperZooming through Hallstatt
Directed by Geoff Tompkinson
Produced by Liz Tompkinson
The beautiful historic town of Hallstatt is a Unesco World Heritage site in Upper Austria. It is visited by many thousands of tourists each year but perhaps none of them get to see it quite like this. As if on the back of an invisible insect we fly around the sites of this wonderful town in one continuous journey passing through buildings to emerge in different parts of the town, finally ending up on the new viewpoint from Rudolfsturm perched high above the ancient town square.
Experimental, 3 mins, Austria

I am Acceptance
Directed by Thomas Harding
Produced by Thomas Harding
Meditation on the acceptance of Self. Beginning with mantra followed by guided meditation, finish mantra.
Experimental, 9 mins, Wisconsin, USA

In Memory
Directed by Robert Kirbyson
Produced by Ron Allchin
In a seemingly utopian future, an elderly woman struggles to accept that it seems like it's her turn to die. Stars Lee Meriwether (Batman: The Movie) and Max Gail (Barney Miller, Psyche).
Drama, 15 mins, California, USA

Le Constructeur de Malheur
Directed by Philipp Gratzer, Kristin Müller, Manuel Preuß, Peter Affenzeller
Produced by Philipp Gratzer
The 3D-animated short "Le constructeur de malheur" shows the life of a french inventor in the beginning of the 20th century. He'd like to fullfill his personal dream of flying but he fails again and again.
Animated, 10 mins, Austria

Light Drifter
Directed by Yu Ting Cheng
Produced by Yu Ting Cheng
Light Drifter by Yu-Ting Cheng is a 2D animation that uses a flowing pastel and watercolor style to tell a poetic visual narrative based on the filmmaker's childhood nighttime sleepwalks. Created at the intersection of dreams and reality, the audience is lead on an imaginary journey through mysterious spaces that are shaped by light.
Fantasy, 3 mins, USA

Directed by Vibeke Sorensen
Produced by Vibeke Sorensen, School of Art Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University
MAYUR, which means "peacock" in Sanskrit, is a 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution abstract, visual music animation inspired by Asian cosmologies, symbols and music. It features complex images that evolve from threads and roots to vines and veins, forming intricate lace-like 2 and 3 dimensional structures, tiles, and living textiles in the luminous colours of the peacock. The beautiful music is by sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri performing Raga Anandi Kalyan and courtesy of Traditional Crossroads, TCrossing Music BMI.
Animation, 8 mins, Singapore

One floor above sing until someone swims with dolphins.
Directed by Vik Laschenov
Produced by Vik Laschenov
My heroes works in large corporations, buy food in the shops, have dinner at cafe and restaurants. They are successful, sleek, provided, but a little bit unhappy. They are trying to find themselves and unconsciously seek to the nature. They comes to the forest. They try to be so using familiar objects and comfortable ways of interacting with others. Their colleagues believe they moved in downshifting demons. They need something to do about it.
Experimental, 14 mins, Moscow, Russian Federation

Scams Incorporated
Directed by Matt Mirams
Produced by Matt Mirams
What would you do to land a job? That's the question two men and a woman must confront when vying for one position at a secretive business. Barry, Clementine and Darren have no knowledge of what the role entails, but hopes of a fresh start unravel when they learn the firm specialises in scams. And the more people deceived, the greater the profit. Charmed by a magnetic boss and drawn to his beautiful cast of colleagues, this workplace appears to have it all. But three good people must decide if they're prepared to abandon their morals for a salary. Fraud is fun for some, but what's the true cost of a con? Stars Scott Major (Neighbours, Heartbreak High); Peter Flaherty (The Mane Man, Neighbours); Tim L Long (ETO 1953, Fighting Chance); Carolyn Rey (Model Behaviour, I remember the future); Adam Waycott (Era of Man, Neighbours); and, Calypso Spendlove (Siamese Dream).
Drama/Comedy, 11 mins, Australia

Split Costs
Directed by Jeffrey Blake Palmer
Produced by Jeffrey Blake Palmer
"Two journeys. One ride." Two young women from disparate backgrounds share a ride to western Massachusetts where traumatic setbacks force each to make pivotal decisions at an unforeseen crossroads. This is a story of unexpected friendships, navigating life's bumpy road, and moving forward with hope.
Drama, 24 mins, Massachusetts, USA

Directed by Sherre Chappell
Produced by Charter Road Productions, Inc.
A young rabbit named SPOOF and his moose friend, Max, are confronted by an evil fox that hates rabbits. SPOOF must learn to overcome his fear of the fox through love. A story about the dangers of seeking revenge.
Animated, 12 mins, California, USA

Sweet Silence
Directed by Shaun Yu
Produced by DuXing "Mandy" Liu
Eddie just wants a quiet simple life. Instead, he wakes up everyday and finds noise everywhere. One day, he finally decides that he's had enough. He drives to the desert to get some peace in mind. Just when he starts to enjoy the silence, an alien drops on his car out of nowhere. The alien is super friendly and actually offers Eddie a chance to escape from his life. However, there's a catch. The alien is almost too friendly and talks too much, which makes him quite annoying too. Eddie has to choose, whether to go back to his noisy life, or escape with this somewhat also-noisy alien. Starring Adam Reeser (Steve Jobs).
Science Fiction, 14 mins, California, USA

The End of Time and Romance
Directed by Mark C. Pollock
Produced by Mark C. Pollock
A lonely woman is startled when an unexpected visitor appears in her backyard....a man who claims to come from another time!
Fantasy, 9 mins, USA

The Peacock (¿×ȸ)
Directed by Wenqian Gao
Produced by Bing Xue
The Taoist thought Life is a fantasy. I narrative from the psychological state of school life. People are attached to by the ideal life, but life is fantastic a daydream.
Animation, 4 mins, Qingdao, China

The Sum Total of Our Memory: Facing Alzheimer's Together
Directed by Barbara Klutinis
Produced by Barbara Klutinis
An ode to memory: Couples diagnosed with Early Alzheimer's come to terms with their changing roles. Medical experts in Alzheimer's Disease offer their perspectives from the front lines.
Documentary, 57 mins, California, USA

This is Always the Result
Directed by Abigail Norris
Produced by Abigail Norris
This is always the result is a literary art film with text written and performed by Gus Watcham. Sarah's ordinary life in an English seaside town is rocked by her son's breakdown and suicide attempt. Meanwhile she accidentally stumbles on an internet image, shot on someone's phone, of a young suicide bomber. In her imagination she reaches out to that other boy's mum, thinking of what they have in common, and how her own safe little world will never be the same again.
Experimental, 30 mins, United Kingdom

To Oh Seven
Directed by Davis Hall
Produced by Ingrid Price
Some journeys begin at the end of the line.
Drama, 4 mins, New York, USA

Two For the Show
Directed by Michael McCallum
Produced by Michael McCallum, William C. McCallum
A one-night stand gone wrong at a high school reunion, when a man comes into town to see his dying Father for the last time and encounters an abused woman.
Drama, 40 mins, Michigan, USA

War Scarred Berlin
Directed by Roland Fuhrmann
Produced by Roland Fuhrmann
The bullet holes of war are omnipresent. Especially now, when Germany become a magnet for war refugees, it is important to remind of these scars. The dumb stones are suddenly loud and burst into an apparently peaceful daily life in Berlin, late summer of the year 2015. Still existing Second World War scares in the streets of Berlin were filmed. Then the bullet holes were digitally repaired and prefixed to the video. An adjusted war sound of explosions and machine guns let the scene become realistic. Now the astonished looks of tourists and pedestrians have the dimension of a short flashback. History and presence happened simultaneously.
Documentary, 5 mins, Dresden, Germany

You're Just Projecting
Directed by Marinah Janello
Produced by Marinah Janello
Shot in Paris, and later projected in Rhode Island onto walls and objects, You're Just Projecting is an intentional fragmentation of the female body wherein legs, breasts, stomachs hands and feet have been placed in or near pieces of architecture that give the illusion of being separate from an actual body to create a sense of entrapment. The concept of the popular image of women in the 1950's-60's, and today is repurposed by altering and satirizing the male gaze which is only accentuated by the incorporation of the male voice.
Experimental, 3 mins, Paris, France





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