FILM REVIEW

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT

THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT

Directed by Alex Merkin We recommend “This modern man is beat” as a noteworthy cinematic experience for the audiences and we appreciate its high-quality technical execution, as well as the esthetic choices and challenging script.

GUARDED ANGELS

GUARDED ANGELS

Directed by Nick Sarafis "Guarded Angels" tells the story of a young girl, Jane, followed during the search of her long lost sister in a city she doesn’t know, reaching to meet a range of shady people and, in the end, realizing that she got involved in a world of such circumstances that maybe she wasn’t ready for.

THE SKY IS BLUE EVERYWHERE

THE SKY IS BLUE EVERYWHERE

Directed by Gina Wenzel We consider “The sky is blue everywhere” to be a noteworthy piece of cinema, a heartfelt story envisioned with authenticity, sensitivity, and attention to detail.

THE TEAM

THE TEAM

Directed by Andrea Brusa & Marco Scotuzzi The short tackles the sensitive subject of Muslim immigration to Europe and it manages to portray in an amusing way a story about suffering, hope, and closeness. The plot is suspenseful and keeps the audience interested, from the break-down of the truck to the end of the film, the situation keeps turning upside-down.

BREATH

BREATH

Directed by Andrea Brusa & Marco Scotuzzi “Breath” is an intriguing cinematic experience that will leave the audience with a strong impression.

THIRU. GANGAI

THIRU. GANGAI

This 3-minute short illustrates an educational message through a dynamic story, with a touch of humor. (...) Altogether, this is an unpretentious short that manages to include an instructional message in a creative and entertaining way.

THE MAN FROM BALYDUFF

THE MAN FROM BALYDUFF

Directed by Ron Devitt Rocky Slate, a private detective, is visited by a young lady who has a job for him: searching her long-lost brother. Even though he knows it is almost impossible to find him, Rocky accepts the case, charmed by the beauty of his client.

The Shadow of Two Flies Upon a Pin

The Shadow of Two Flies Upon a Pin

Directed by Raymond Zrike The plot [of this short] is inspired by the Gogol’s short story “The Overcoat”, which is one of the most influential pieces of writing pertaining to Russian literature.

MOTHERSHIP

MOTHERSHIP

Directed by Dickon Bevan The author seems to have found his inspiration in the experimental filmmaking of the 60’s, especially in the works of Stan Brakhage, whose films were appreciated for their lyricism and fluency. He called his films “visual music” or “moving visual thinking”, terms that can be attributted to “Mothership”.

SAY WHAT! A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

SAY WHAT! A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL

Directed by Aaron Weinstein We consider this short film to be an ingenious cinematic work that manages to create a mood and tell a story with simple and effective techniques.

STATION MYATHAH

STATION MYATHAH

Directed by Sahba Keihani Eight and Liam are two scientists that find themselves trapped in a gray square space with no exit, an intermediary station between dimensions - Mythah.

NORIKO

NORIKO

Directed by Christian Jilka In an isolated religious community, Kestas Kukuris is supposed to follow the law of the existing religion and live without digital technology. But as he couldn’t bear losing his wife Dalia in the war, he used pieces of war robots to create a cyborg resembling her.

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