November 10 - 15, 2020
USA / Drama / 10 mins
Director/Writer: Randall Maxwell
Producer: Christina Lee
Cast: Keene McRae, Rhian Rees
A man insists on being furniture for his wife.
Italy / Drama / 14 mins
Director: Kristian Gianfreda
Writer: Kristian Gianfreda, Filippo Brambilla
Producer: Coffee Time Film Di Kristian Gianfreda
Cast: Agnese Claisse, Carlo Maria Rossi
This is the story of a young prostitute. At the beginning of our short film, she is in a desert suburb of a city. She is robbed and she was thrown out of the car. She is talking on her phone. The pimp are threatening her, he wants money, she must go to give him!
Kazakhstan / Drama / 21 mins
Writer: Yelena Shtern, Laura Sapa, Yelena Lıssassına
Producer: Laura Sapa
Cast: Janel Sergazına, Kuandyk Kystykbaev
Dina’s son is seriously ill: he is running out of time. It is almost impossible to find such large sum of money in a short time for a lonely widow. Dina has to agree to the proposal of her boss, who offers to help Dina in exchange for sex. Only one night, but it will forever change Dina's life. She will save her son, but she will forever lose herself as a woman.
USA / Drama / 29 mins
Director/Writer/Producer: Brandon Chi-Wei Chen
Cast: Julian Chan, Lucas Hui
Kit and Fai, two innocent local Hong Kong kids, are approached by Chou, a mid-level gangster, in an arcade. Their curiosity toward Chou grows when he offers them cigarettes and his phone number. The next day, Kit is bullied after school, and Fai calls Chou out of desperation.
Italy / Drama / 20 mins
Director: Viacheslav Zakharov
Writer: Giovanni Pelliccia
Producer: Gianluca Vania Pirazzoli, Mariateresa Sisinni
Cast: Simone Montedoro, Matteo Carlomagno
1916 - 1968 - 1970. Three years grafted on a promise that has to be kept. Tano, a soldier from southern Italy, meets Antonio, a soldier from northern Italy, in the foxhole of Bezzecca, in Trentino. It’s First World War time. During long waitings Tano uses to play barrel-organ. That one barrel-organ that only many years later, in 1968, will come back home in Basilicata taken there by Antonio’s niece.
Daughter of the Tide
France / Drama / 30 mins
Director/Writer: Julien Viala
Cast: Coline Béal, Eric Herson Macarel
Morgane is a young Breton oyster farmer. She's always been haunted by strange visions. A phenomenon which seems to be becoming more and more frequent since the mysterious disappearance of a child in the region...
Finland / Drama / 14 mins
Director/Writer: Max Ovaska
Producer: Max Ovaska, Maiju Pellikka
Cast: Eero Aho, Joel Hirvonen
Coming off a lengthy prison sentence, Kari finds himself a creature of habit. He is stuck collecting debts for living and pays his own in nightmares.
Australia / Dark Comedy / 11 mins
Director: Byron Keane
Writer: Oliver Burton
Producer: Oliver Burton, Ana Musson
Cast: Oliver Burton, Kate Cheel
Eden waits in a hospital for his Diagnosis - the news isn't good, he has 7 months to live. What will be die of? A car accident. Meanwhile, Jo is given medical news of a different nature, leaving them both with an impossible choice. Exploring themes of science, belief, isolation and certainty, 'Diagnosis' is a black comedy about life with a prophecy. We all know we'll die eventually- but how would you respond if you knew exactly when? And how.
USA / Webisode / 20 mins
Director:/Producer: Shannon Phipps, Amy Motta, Caitlin Carleton
Writer: Shannon Phipps
Cast: Amy Motta, Caitlin Carleton
It's not the topic of conversation that makes things difficult for Alex, it's something entirely different. Though she's a fairly reasonable person, she must navigates unpredictable interactions with family, friends, and co-workers that push her to her limits.