FILM REVIEW

DESTINY

DESTINY

Directed by Vikkramm Chandirramani `Destiny` is a light romantic comedy, by all chances enjoyable for the genre’s fans; nevertheless, the film could use with some technical and performance-related improvements, which we hope to see in the filmmaker’s future work.

The Return of the Train

The Return of the Train

Directed by Sara Grimaldi ʻLe retour du trainʼ tells the story of how the lives of a bunch of villagers can be changed with the help of an unexpected event that brings them amazing opportunities. Even if the story seems to be a simple one, it gradually becomes an entertaining comedy.

Salty Memory

Salty Memory

Directed by Orwa Alahmad Even if it is a short documentary, the message of this film manages to reach the audience’s hearts, leaving them wondering about how hard it is for the refugees to integrate in our modern, yet full of prejudice society. We really appreciated this short civic lesson and we are glad that this film was made.

Mediterranea

Mediterranea

Directed by Nicolas Sarkissian The film reveals a well-crafted story with an overarching message about cultural barriers, being a truly great piece of filmmaking.

Kill The Engine

Kill The Engine

Directed by Derek Frey This short visual comedy is a worthwhile watch and it’s been a while since we had such an entry in our festival. There is a measured proportion between 'sad' and 'glad' which makes this piece watchable and in the end, a hilarious one. We congratulate the directorial approach of not falling into a clicheistic approach and the extraordinary performance of the actors.

Prakshalana

Prakshalana

Directed by Ram Katru We really liked the storytelling style of Ram Katru and we definitely appreciated how the director managed to tell his powerful story starting from an apparently simple premise, by speculating the brutal honesty concerning human nature.

Daylight

Daylight

Directed by Charine P. Gonzales We are glad that we got to see this artistic approach toward a subject and, despite our subjective perspective and taste, we appreciate the effort that was put in making this playful music video.

Mothman

Mothman

Matthew Somerville managed to create an intense and complex experience, using a remarkable variety of filmmaking techniques. His film is challenging and expressive, turning the ordinary into a journey that crosses the boundaries of ephemeral lives of the moths and the limits of understanding the message behind this short film.

Beast

Beast

Directed by Christopher Sferrazza Christopher Sferrazza’s project is a thoughtful, well-constructed and intelligent film that manages to keep a constant tension giving you the thrills while watching it and leaving the audience with raised questions up for interpretation in the end.

Bad Baby - RVCHL

Bad Baby - RVCHL

Directed by Clauda A. Gonzalez We appreciate the creative effort put into this piece of marvelous music video and the expressiveness of it. Also the length of this short film that is just perfect and we think this music video is well worth seeing. All things considered, this makes an interesting genre piece that stands out.

Il volere di Dio

Il volere di Dio

Directed by Lavinia Del Croce Once, there was no God, till 250 million years ago when one primitive human slightly smarter than the others thought it’s a good idea to blame God for all the bad things that were happening in this world. So there’s how God was born.

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Directed by Michael Boston In our view, the director was very brave to play the main character and direct at the same time. His role was quite requesting and he managed to perform it intriguingly pleasant. His transition from director to actor that plays different sex roles can be seen as a phase that everyone experience at some point in their life, when thing get boring or cheerless and we need a little spice, a slight change in our daily routine.

The Rainbow Machine

The Rainbow Machine

Directed by Samuel Maasho This film shows a moving portrait of a young refugee that will definitely change the way you look at society nowadays. An uplifting and skillful piece of filmmaking that is worthwhile watching.

Pjesma sela Rude

Pjesma sela Rude

Directed by Riccardo Jurkovic Rude is a settlement in Zagreb County, Croatia, which in 2011 had a population of just 1,131 people. After spending 40 years in Germany, Dujo Jurkovic returned to Rude, his home village, and he noticed that things were not quite the same as when he left.

Crazy Medicine

Crazy Medicine

Directed by Richie Moore We think that this short film has a challenging story that has demonstrate the skills of a talented emerging director. This cinematic piece has a good story and a well-developed visual identity so, in other words, we wish the team good luck in turning this short into a feature!

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