Via by Izzy Burton
UK – 2017 – Short – Animation
Via tells of the journey of life through epic, beautiful environments and meaningful character animation. It shows how we should open our eyes to the good things that happen every day, to the experiences we share with the people we love, and that we should find the silver linings, or the lessons to be learnt, in even the lowest times.
Someone Good Will Find You by Leelila Strogov
USA – 2016 – Short
A well-intentioned Chinese immigrant father tries to teach his son, David, how to “make it” in America. When David becomes enamored by a Superman costume in a store window, his father sees an opportunity to impart to him the importance of hard work, thrift, and delayed gratification. But when the time comes for David to reap the rewards of his efforts, it turns out that the lessons he’s learned transcend those his father intended. Revealing the human capacity for connection, compassion, and sacrifice, Someone Good Will Find You is a story about the lessons parents try to teach their children, and the unintended ones children learn on their own.
The Master of Cuchillo by Rodrigo Sebastian Gonzalez
México – 2018 – Short
Timoteo, a chef that knows perfectly what he doesn’t wants to be, has an obsession for juggling knives. The loss of one of his fingers constantly reminds him how dangerous is his obsession. He is fully aware of his problem, he try so hard to control himself all the time.
Her father suffers from the same obsession and together try to overcome it. But they are some detonators that exceed all forces.
Timoteo will be tempted when he discover his platonic love ‘Lucrecia chef’, visiting his restaurant.
The life of Timoteo will depend by the fate of a knife in the air
Near Kepler by Laura Matt
Germany – 2018 – Short
After a one year Job on a far away planet space traveller Jo experiences a bumby incident during his flight back to Earth. His board computer Deborah claims she has everything under control. But the more strange things happen the more Jo starts questioning her. Finally they both need to work together and trust each other to save the ship.
Case by Hossein Hejrati
Iran – 2016 – Short
Maman Soori, a lonely elderly woman, makes her living by cooking homemade food for a few customers who order through ‘Mamanpaz’ website. One day her food got too salty and she lost her job over bad customers reviews. A director decided to make a film about this case by talking some of the customers and illustrating the consequences of their decisions.
Song of hands by Hamze zarei
Iran – 2017 – Short
Song of the Hands is The story that narrated by a kid (hiwa) who is fascinated by music, and accompany other children in this passion. But under the pressure of the traditional and religious environment his father breaks his musical instrument , Hiwa is hugging the pieces of the instrument and …
Trieb by Diego Hauenstein
Switzerland – 2017 – Short
A couple goes for a hike, though their intentions differ.
The Station by Jocelyn Wat
UK – 2017 – Short – Animation
The Granny awaited her little girl at the train station but turned out she had got onto the wrong platform! To rescue her, she had to get through horrifying obstacles. Would this all prove to be too much for the old lady to save what she treasures the most?
Walls by Maik Schuster, Fatmir Dolci and Max Paschke
Croatia/Germany/Palestine – 2017 – Short – Music Video
A short film dealing with the energy generated through human confrontations with walls.
The urge for freedom and fulfillment is just as human as the urge to build walls for everyday order. Three individuals in different countries are struggling under this tension and finally decide to go all in.
Chispita by Mario Garza
Mexico – 2017 – Short
After immigrating to the US from Tijuana when she was only 15 years old, Alma is now facing an identity crisis. Lost in limbo, she decides to visit her family, with the hope of finding herself again.
You’re Welcome by Rebecca Panian
Switzerland/Germany/Austria – 2017 – Short
You want to drink your coffee peacefully but instead you end up in a situation where people start to stir up hatred against refugees – what do you do?
While waiting for her train in a café a young woman (Olivia) suddenly ends up in a situation where the barista chases away a begging girl and starts to stir up hatred against refugees with two customers. Olivia has to decide whether to simply leave the place like another customer does or to take action.
Based on a true story.
Rocco by Gerard Nogueira
Spain – 2017 – Short
Carlos’ crisis seems to get worse when he gets home and finds out that his dog, Rocco, bit the neighbors’ son. Although his son, Luis, tries to prove his dog is not guilty, Carlos’ neighbors threaten him by the possibility of expelling the dog out of the building. It seems that Luis is the only one who can save Rocco by telling the truth…
Austria – 2017 – Short
Global Village, digital generation: mysterious sexual assaults, real and virtual
identities, a policewoman who becomes obsessed with the hunt…but who is she after?
A socio-critical tech-noir debut film, showing the alarming dangers of new technologies.
Fliegen by Katharina Woll
Germany – 2014 – Short
Ten year old Jonas lives with his ill mother in a small two bedroom apartment. One day he watches from his window as a circus troupe passes by. Later he comes across the troupe again. This time he follows them through the suburbs and is lead into a strange and fascinating world.
Don Ruperto by Irma Orozco
Germany – 2017 – Short – Animation
Don Ruperto is an old cynical man who does not care about other people’s feelings.
Ruthlessly he cares just on his own interests. When he gets himself into trouble nevertheless he is helped by those he hurt.
Girl Fact by Maël G. Lagadec
Belgium – 2017 – Short – Documentary
In the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rape is used as a “weapon of war” for more than 15 years. Martha writes a teenage girl’s guide to surviving sex.
The peculiar abilities or Mr Mahler by Paul Philipp
Germany – 2017 – Short
East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…
Nobody Dies Here by Simon Panay
France – 2016 – Short – Documentary
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
Beasts of Burden by Daniel Mason
USA – 2018 – Short – Documentary
The film explores the complicated and dangerous business of “Elephant Tourism” in Thailand and surrounding countries.
Every year millions of tourists from around the world visit Thailand in hopes of relaxing on the most beautiful beaches in the world, eating delicious street food, and seeing these incredible animals up close. Little thought is given to how these animals came to be in the tourism industry or how they are treated.
Less thought is given to the working conditions of the Mahouts who care for these massive animals 24/7, for little to no pay, and who sometimes have to place themselves between tired and overworked Elephants and Tourists.
Cat Noir by O’Neil Bürgi
Switzerland – 2018 – Short – Animation
A letter, a broken heart. The sound of the rain. A black cat, a plan.
Jackpot by Moritz Jahn
Germany – 2018 – Short
Donkey has got a plan to get his life back on track. When he wins the jackpot of a radio quiz game it seems as if he has finally arrived on the bright side of life. Even though he has never won before…
Der patient – A one act by Paul Weiss and Philipp Christopher
Germany – 2018 – Short
A therapist starts her first session with a new patient only to find out that his true
intention is not to seek help. As the buried past comes clashing in, both uncover the
dark secret that changed their lives forever.
The Nanny by Max Miller
Australia – 2018 – Short
A normal day for a nanny and her child carries a sense of unease, the hours unveiling a story of obsession and desperation.
Shattered by Torben Liebrecht
Germany – 2017 – Short
A routine duty turns into a life-threatening act of self-defense for police officer Kappler (49) when, after 30 years in service, he has to use his gun against a person for the first time. While doctors are fighting for the life of the severely injured perpetrator, Kappler finds himself stuck in an eerie and desperate staging, which is about to turn him into an executioner again his will. Based on true events.
Abu Adnan by Sylvia Le Fanu
Denmark – 2017 – Short
Sayid wants to keep his status as a father and the family patriarch in a new linguistic
and cultural setting, despite his sons progress in assimilating into the danish language
An Autobiography by Mari Mantela
Finland – 2017 – Short
Anja is a woman who knows everything about cars but nothing of herself
Meeting between two parked cars by Anna Linke
Germany – 2016 – Short
Controversial short about a young woman being raped on her way home.
The beach boy by Hannes Rall
Germany/Singapore – 2015 – Short – Animation
A story of two star-crossed lovers in ancient Vietnam. Based on a traditional folk tale
and adapted for animation in a style inspired by local Asian art styles.
The Parrandas by Daniela Muñoz Barroso
Cuba – 2017 – Feature – Documentary
Remedios is a small city in the center of Cuba. There, the whole year spins around December 24th. On that day take place the Parrandas, one of the traditional festivities most popular in the island. Two city districts compete in dressing up floats, plaza works and fireworks. El Carmen and San Salvador thus dispute for the first place during a long night where by dawn there will be no winner.
Throughout almost two centuries the “parranderos” have confronted diverse adversities to keep their tradition. Today they are seeking for ways to stop the decline of their festivity. Will the strength of will, passion and ability to invent be enough to achieve this?