DECEMBER 2017 (OCTOBER COMPETITION)
Directed by Guillaume Caramelle Runtime: 14 minutes 59 seconds Release Date: February 16, 2017 Country: France Category: Fiction, Comedy, Drama Description: Peter, an ordinary boy, is in love with Nikki, a girl as beautiful as inaccessible. At a celebration between high school students, he sees her getting along with a thirty year's old man. Peter is jealous. Especially as this mysterious man seems to seduce her with disconcerting ease...
Directed by Karas Charlotte Runtime: 19 minutes 18 seconds Release Date: March 16, 2017 Country: France Category: Documentary Description: In an orphanage, about 20 children. We can hear their wonderings, see them fight to be chosen, guess their fears and their dream to be part of a family. Why not put them online, in order to boost their adoption ?
Directed by Rafael Haider Runtime: 12 minutes 10 seconds Release Date: May 1, 2017 Country: Austria Category: Fiction, Student Description: There was a fire in Alyosha's apartment. Everything is ruined. Later in the evening he goes to a party at his house. He needs a little distraction. Maybe he's even going to dance.
Directed by Sacha Ferbus & Jeremy Puffet Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: September 15, 2017 Country: Belgium Category: Fiction, Drama, Social Description: First in first out (FIFO) is a shelving technique used in supermarkets. Stephan must place the freshest products behind the oldest ones. Products nearing their sell-by date must be destroyed. When going to the bins in the basement, Stephan will have to face those who could still benefit from them, but who are excluded by the system.
Directed by Julia Ritschel Runtime: 15 minutes 8 seconds Release Date: January 19, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Fiction Description: Right before graduation, 18-year old student Lena is interested in only one thing: French. However, she doesnʼt actually care for the language itself, her enthusiasm really lies in her teacher Katharina. The two disparate women bond through a secret love, which is brought to an end when Katharina chooses to go back to her old ways.
Directed by Pietro Birindelli Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: August 1, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Description: ‘Anna e Marco’, based on "Danny and the deep blue sea" by John Patrick Shanley, is a neorealistic story of a chance encounter between two people on the edge of breakdown. Set in the outskirts of Rome and more precisely in the areas of Pigneto, Mandrione and Appia where Pasolini shot many of his movies including ‘Accattone’.
Directed by Katiana Zachariou Runtime: 3 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: July 21, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Music Video Description: A dark narrative that explores the shirting dynamics of love, jealousy and guilt between three friends.
Directed by Charine P Gonzales Runtime: 3 minutes 8 seconds Release Date: September 6, 2017 Country: United States Category: Music Video Description: A Native American / Indigenous made experimental kaleidoscopic music video featuring breakdance and mixed painting artwork.
Directed by Matthew Hsu & Ashleigh Djokic Runtime: 4 minutes 20 seconds Release Date: September 12, 2017 Country: Australia Category: Music Video, Animation, Experimental Description: ‘Birdnest Hair’ is a playful and sonically exuberant celebration of womanhood and scrappy optimists, inspired by the incredible women in Matt’s life and a newly minted god-daughter, Wednesday.
Directed by Hugo Lafitte & Raphaël Bouchez Runtime: 3 minutes 54 seconds Release Date: September 8, 2017 Country: France Category: Fiction Description: Jia is about to leave the apartment she has been living in with her boyfriend for several years. Overwhelmed by melancholia, haunted by her memories, she faces the resurgence of the moment that made everything tilt.
Directed by Serban Racoviteanu Runtime: 28 minutes Release Date: July 13, 2017 Country: Romania Category: Comedy, Student Film Description: Narcis is in a lot of trouble with some gangsters over a 2.000 euro debt. He has one hour to come up with the money and the only reasonable solution is to “borrow” the money from his mother-in-law without her knowing so.