SEPTEMBER 2017 (AUGUST COMPETITION)
Director: Viola Folador Runtime: 21 minutes Release date: January 6, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Italy Synopsis: Sam hates yellow, her full name and a long list of other things, including herself. The morning she decides to die, she finds a yellow carillon by her door and decides to give herself 24 hours. Waiting for a bus that will never pass, under an old bus shelter next to two strangers: the extravagant Mr. Manfredi and quiet Timoteo collector of sounds.
Director: Rasmus Doolengs Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: April 1, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: The 39-year-old hobby painter Anne, is enjoying her peaceful life with her boyfriend. Her delicate existence ends abruptly, when she all of a sudden gets sclerosis. She deals with countless defeats, but uses her immense strength of will to push through. Anne develops a life-affirming psyche, that helps her tackle the changing situations.
Director: Cristian Sulser Runtime: 19 minutes 34 seconds Release date: September 1, 2016 Genre: Fiction, Comedy Country: United States Synopsis: Vesna, an immigrant cleaning woman has to follow her husband’s last wish to bring his remains back home to Romania. Strapped for cash, she comes up with the impossible plan to rob her workplace, the Manhattan Trust Bank. In the process she faces the question whether she should follow her traditional values or start living her own life.
Director: Jacob Pilgaard Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: March 30, 2017 Genre: Fiction Country: Denmark Synopsis: On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.
Director: Isaac Kerlow Runtime: 14 minutes 12 seconds Release date: July 10, 2017 Genre: Documentary Country: Singapore, Indonesia Synopsis: The ancestral forests of the nomadic Orang Rimba have vanished. In the short span of three decades oil palm plantations have replaced much of the tropical peatland rain forests in Jambi, Indonesia. The People of the Forest, Orang Rimba in their dialect, have nowhere to go.
Director: Maxim Rozkov Runtime: 2 minutes 56 seconds Release date: May 1, 2017 Genre: Music Video Country: Russian Federation Synopsis: This is a story about the choice between danger and curiosity. A little girl is driving in an empty car. She can't change anything, nothing depends on her, but she can open the door slightly and see what is there, outside the caravan.