FEBRUARY 2018 (DEC&JAN COMPETITION)
Directed by Giovanni Pierangeli Runtime: 20 minutes 35 seconds Release Date: October 10, 2016 Country: Portugal Category: Student Description: A short-tempered running coach is granted temporary custody of his athletic younger brother from a juvenile correctional facility.
Directed by Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Runtime: 10 minutes 48 seconds Release Date: September 18, 2017 Country: Canada Category: Fiction Description: A group of men commit themselves to an experimental treatment program - one that claims to cure them of their forbidden desires.
Directed by Fatma Racha Shehadeh Runtime: 14 minutes 30 seconds Release Date: May 1, 2017 Country: Lebanon Category: Fiction, War Description: After facing the atrocities of the war, Yazan, a Syrian refugee child tries to return home in search of his family.
Directed by Thomas Rault Runtime: 10 minutes 57 seconds Release Date: December 31, 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Description: One-shot short film: Greg annonces to Julia that he swam across the Loire river, naked and a little drunk. He thinks it is pretty cool, Julia not at all. And he is about to learn it the hard way.
Directed by Ádám Fillenz Runtime: 19 minutes 58 seconds Release Date: September 21, 2016 Country: Netherlands Category: Drama, Comedy Description: Inconvenient comfort is about 60 years old Annabelle who really got attached to her mobility scooter. She’s not aware that she’s bound to this vehicle because of her empty yet very comforting life. Throughout a series of events she'll realize that she has to make a change in order to prevent her life from falling apart.
Directed by Janette López Runtime: 6 minutes 49 seconds Release Date: November 30, 2016 Country: Mexico Category: Drama, Human Rights Description: Blanca, a young woman searches far and wide for a beloved person in Mexico. She meets a little girl on her journey, who guides her in the right direction. The reunion turns out to be bittersweet and Blanca has a tough decision to make.
Directed by Patricia Delso Lucas Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Release Date: August 1, 2017 Country: Canada Category: Experimental, Drama, Magic Realism Description: A grieving man undertakes a decisive journey, seeking relief from an unbearable feeling of estrangement. His plan meticulously unfolds into a wearisome ritual, as a tribute to an extinct reality.
Directed by Xavier Pijuan Runtime: 9 minutes 20 seconds Release Date: March 15, 2015 Country: Spain Category: Sci-Fi, Comedy Description: An overprotective mother produces an accident with terrible consequences in the space-time continuum in the scientific laboratory where his son works.
Directed by Antonio Sarria & Pedro Zamalloa Runtime: 3 minutes 31 seconds Release Date: September 28, 2017 Country: Peru Category: Music Video Description: At some point in our lives, we all want to break free, and this music video is a search for a liberation path; to look out for somebody and leave our fears behind, our insecurities.
Directed by Julian Friedrich & Katharina Potratz Runtime: 7 minutes Release Date: November 1, 2017 Country: Germany Category: Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Student Description: 01 Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.
Directed by Pablo Lozano Runtime: 4 minutes 18 seconds Release Date: Country: Lebanon Category: Animation, Music Video Description: Our approach for this music video was to create a journey through an ever evolving illustrated world that symbolizes the artist's inner world and feelings. A world that is formed by a mix of abstract and literal imagery. The story came together using a bird as the thread that leads and connects the film.
Directed by Rafael Valério Runtime: 10 minutes Release Date: September 9, 2017 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Description: An empty park in the middle of the night. Inside a parked car, a young and an older man just had sex. They talk about their sexual preferences, until one of them shares something surprising to the other.