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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
Produced by A. 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
- 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
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
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.
3 mins, California, USA
Directed by Lyon Sim
Produced by Lens Rebels
girl reflects on life and comes to terms with the influences of her father.
Drama, 9 mins, Singapore
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
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.
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.
9 mins, Wisconsin, USA
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
Directed by Philipp Gratzer, Kristin Müller, Manuel Preuß, Peter Affenzeller
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.
10 mins, Austria
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.
3 mins, USA
One floor above sing until
someone swims with dolphins.
Directed 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.
14 mins, Moscow, Russian Federation
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
Drama/Comedy, 11 mins, Australia
Directed by Jeffrey Blake Palmer
Produced by Jeffrey Blake
"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,
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.
12 mins, California, USA
The End of Time and
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 (¿×È¸)
Directed by Wenqian Gao
Produced by Bing Xue
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,
This is Always the
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.
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
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