Encounters lost in time (Portugal) by José Manuel Fernandes
Synopsis: A Portuguese on the island of Tanegashima, follows the story of the first meeting between Japan and the West, observing that the gestures of the Portuguese and Japanese today reproduce the gestures of the Portuguese and Japanese of yesterday, in the same space, at another time. Running ...
Armored Saint - A Band of Brothers (UK) by Russell Cherrington
Synopsis: This is the story of Armored Saint, a band of brothers that created their own unique sound and image in the 1980's Los Angeles rock and metal scene. Running time: 02:24:00.
About the director: Cherrington is a senior lecturer for Film and Video Production at the University of Derby. H...
Lights Out, Berlin! (Germany) by Dimitris Argyriou
Lights Out, Berlin! is a documentary about the effects of the covid-19 pandemic in Berlin's music & club scene. Berlin has always been a vivid and colourful city. A city that was full of inspiring spots, artistic opportunities, and loud nightlife. A city with a huge cultural background that was f...
LCAW - Heart Of Glass (Germany) by Nathan Ceddia
Synopsis: Music video for musician LCAW. Running time: 00:03:17.
Freewheelin' (Norway) by Finn Walther
Synopsis: Constrained by his physical impairment, a boy in a wheelchair gets a wild idea when meeting a free-range hen. Freewheelin’ is a one minute story about restraints versus opportunities, and reaching for the stars in the spirit of Ikaros in Greek mythology. Running time: 00:01:20.
RE-MEMBERING Meditation on a Triptych (Sweden) by Amra Heco
Synopsis: A chance encounter with discovered video footage from 1983 of the Bosnian town Tesanj triggers unexpected emotions as the filmmaker recognizes her grandfather who died in the 90's during the war. This opens old wounds, but also creates an opportunities for healing. The film is a meditat...
Holestepper (Peru) by Sergio Fernández Muñoz
Angel (Oswaldo Salas), an enthusiastic high school teacher, discovers a website where his students make fun of him and his disability through some strange videos. Mixing the reality and the digital universe adolescent, Angel will be involved in a world hitherto unknown.
A Fugue (UK) by Charles Jimenez
Synopsis: In a melancholic half-alive dreamscape, a nameless and featureless sedentary body forgotten from time and space struggles to find the light to its path amongst an ever-expanding disorderly reverie. Running time: 00:11:00.
Selections/awards: Philadelphia Youth FF (Winner Experimental),...
Candle (UK) by Charles Jimenez
Synopsis: Confined to an endlessly burning waiting room, a dying sedentary woman experiences herself blurring between existences as she decays. In her last remaining fragments she tries to make amends with her spirit before her last frame. Running time: 00:06:55.
Hermanita (USA) by Hisonni Mustafa
Synopsis: After recently being released from prison, Daniella learns that her little sister has been abused at the hands of her stepfather and has to decide if her duty to protect her sister is more important than freedom. Running time: 00:11:39.
Moscow State Circus (USA) by Joshua Van Horn
Synopsis: A short profile on the bears of the Moscow State Circus based on a passage by John McPhee. Running time: 00:01:02.
Selections/awards: Extremely Shorts FF, MicroMania FF, Big Teeth Small Shorts FF, Doc.London, and more.
Atmospheric Marginalia (USA) by Adam E. Stone
Equal parts poetic essay film and family folklore, Atmospheric Marginalia is an enchanting probe into a pair of star-crossed lovers and misfits, the continuing bonds theory of grief, and the existence of an afterlife. Steeped in the tradition of raw, no-budget guerrilla filmmaking, it was filmed ...
Rebirth (Sweden) by Nils Agdler
REBIRTH is the first short film in the Male Nature Studies series. The second film, RETARDATION, was produced in 2021. In these films, Nils Agdler examines alternative approaches to what is popularly called ”toxic masculinity”. In today's society, it has a great impact as a negative male role mod...