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09/02/2015

DOG MEN | Mirko and Dario Bischofberger

Dog Men posterIn a not-too-distant future only a few homo sapiens are left. Struggling for survival they are forced to live from hunting the last remaining animals in the peripheral ruins of an advanced human civilization. But they are unaware of being stalked themselves by a mysterious scanner. A science-fiction story about hunting and being hunted, about extinction and survival, about dogs – and men.

Directors: Mirko and Dario Bischofberger
Country: Switzerland
Language:English / English subtitles

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08/19/2015

BARKING MAD | Hannah Ruddle

davinci 2.Still013A devastatingly honest account on depression and its affect on a father’s relationship with his daughter.

Director: Hannah Ruddle
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
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08/12/ 2015

MOVING FOREST  | Emmanuel Coquelou and Yanette Shalter

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In Indonesia, palm oil production causes habitat destruction, which directly threatens indigenous populations and wild species : local NGOs carry out actions to try to reestablish the balance.

Director: Emmanuel Coquelou and Yanette Shalter
Country: France
Language: French, English and Indonesian / English subtitles

 

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08/ 05/ 2015

TRIANGLES OF HAPPINESS – TREKANTER AF LYKKE  | Jannik Dahl Pedersen

Poster_Final_PRINT2Triangles of Happiness is a hyper-realistic comedy about the financial crisis, facades and family life.

Director: Jannik Dahl Pedersen
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish / English subtitles

 

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07/ 30/ 2015

CLIPPINGS / Frederick Stephenson

ClippingsFestivalPoster08 (1)Clippings is the story of Kirstie weaving her way through her mind remembering abuses suffered at the hands of everyone close to her.

Director: Frederick D Stephenson
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

 

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07 / 24 / 2015

THE FAREWELL / Chiayun Wu

 the farewell 03“How can one be indeed near unless he be far?” quoted from the The Prophet’s last poem The Farewell by the Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. The film questions what is real freedom through Yen’s remaining life.

Director: Chiayun Wu
Country: Taiwan
Language: Taiwanese / Mandarin / English subtitles

 

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07 / 15 / 2015

THIRD SHIFT – ТРЕТЬЯ СМЕНА ФРАНЦИЯ / Olga Bercut

thirtd shift 0April 2012. Vladivostok. Night. Car rides with two guys. Their goal tonight – to catch the elusive “Churkino maniac.” Police and all the townspeople are convinced that it is ethnic Uzbek, and the number of victims is much higher than officially announced the news. Men unite in mobile groups, shifts patrolling their territory. Comes the third shift.

Director: Olga Bercut
Country: Russia
Language: Russian / English subtitles

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04 / 30 / 2015

SKISSEFJELLET / Ina Lerner Grevstad & Nina Knag 

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A beautiful and universal film about feeling alienated and lonely in the big city. After several years in isolation, a young girl goes out and discovers Berlin for the first time. Faced with the chaos of the city her loneliness is reinforced.

Directors: Ina Lerner Grevstad & Nina Knag
Country: Norway / Germany
Language: –

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04 / 23 / 2015

NOMOS / Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola (2012)

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Nomos is a documentary and a research project that investigates the “form-camp” and its modern declination. The documentary is a journey through places inhabited by the contemporary sacred man: from one of the largest slum in the world (Kibera), to one of the biggest refugee camp in Africa (Kakuma), up to a small gated community in Nairobi.

Director: Andrea Gadaleta Caldarola
Country: Italy
Language: English, Somali / English subtitles

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04 / 15 / 2015

MELANCHOLIC PARK / Kai Walker (2014)

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A mystical narrator makes a ruthless and sarcastic invitation to all people to calm down from the hectic life in the ephemeral park, to sleep and embody all their unrealized dreams, desires and ambitions.

Director: Kai Walker
CountryRussia
Language: –

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03 / 27 / 2015

Santuario Del Collell / Boris Thompson-Roylance

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The Spanish Civil War is coming to a bloody end.  A Fascist prisoner and young Republican soldier’s lives intertwine in a meditative short, exploring the fear of death.

Director: Boris Thompson-Roylance
Country: United Kingdom
Language: Spanish / English Subtitles

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03 / 13 / 2015

Sciss Cut / Demetris Shammas 

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‘Sciss Cut’ is a digital algorithmic moving image work created to accompany the music composed by Yiannis Eliades. A collection of geometries of known objects which unlock a possibility space where new abstract objects are found.

Director: Demetris Shammas
Country: Cyprus

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03 / 04 / 2015

Where are you my love? / Merve Gezen

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Two transgender friends Ece and Özge survive their lives by doing prostitution. We witness the Drama of Ece who fought so long to get her female ID card. Ece who lies to her family has to solve her mandatory military service problem.

Director: Merve Gezen
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish / English subtitles

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02 / 25 / 2015

La Caresse / Matthias Neumayer 

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Most of us are familiar with the heart-wrenching ups and downs of a relationship. But have these extremes ever been told by genres as diverse as the poem and the french chanson? And wouldn’t these art forms be perfectly complemented by the elegant nobility of the ‘film noir’?

Director: Matthias Neumayer
Country: Austria

 

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02 / 18 / 2015

Single Bed / George Kouvaras

Schermata 2015-02-18 alle 19.13.16A girl. Two cameras. A puppet. A single bed. A few cups of coffee. A nightmare within a nightmare. A strange visitor. A time loop with an unexpected outcome.

Director: George Kouvaras
Country: Greece
Language: –

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02 / 11 / 2015

Future Wanted / Ζητείται Μέλλον

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A man will answer a bizarre job offer that will led him to find himself in front of an impossible dilemma.

Director: George Arpatzoglou / Γιώργος Αρπατζόγλου
Country: Greece
Language: Greek / English subtitles

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01 / 14 / 2015

Just So you Know / Dina Sael

Dina Sael - Just so you know (Cup hits breast)Two girls, lovers or maybe just friends. Good and bad days. Porcelain breaks, one of them is hurt, but only on the inside.

Director: Egil Pedersen
Country: Norway
Language:

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12 / 17 / 2014

Safe

SAFE still 1safe Mia is eternally single because she is terrified of answering questions about her past. Then she discovers a way to keep her secrets hidden.

Director: Julietta Boscolo
Country: Australia
Language: English

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This is not Sisyphus

Sisyphus 2-2 A mysterious interruption occurs In the midst of Sisyphus’ attempt to fulfill his destiny, forcing him to make a choice.

Director: Julius von Kauffmann
Country: Denmark
Language: n/a

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11 / 26 / 2014

Bitter!
GORKO!_BITTER! poster One guy who has an acrophobia decides to jump with parachute for his girlfriend’s sake to prove his love. Before jumping he asks her to marry him and tells in jest to marry his best friend in case of crash.

Director: Dmitriy Sergin
Country: Russian Federation
Language: Russian

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Nation For Two (2012)

nationfortwo A man and a woman make an underground quest to eachother. As their journey progresses they pass the most diverse landscapes and overcome several obstacles. The film portrays on a surreal and powerful way the idea that love knows neither nationality nor limits.

Director: Floor Onrust
Country: France, Spain, Israel, Netherlands
Language: n/a

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Botev Is An Idiot
Essay Vasko has written an essay that offends and questions Hristo Botev, who is widely considered by Bulgarians as a national hero. When the headmaster of the school herself interrogates him in front of the whole class, Vasko explains that he wanted to say something entirely different.

Director: Deyan Bararev
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian

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11 / 19 / 2014

Bilocale (2012)
Bilocale still 3 In his empty new appartment a man will have to come to terms with his past dreams and ambitions.

Director: Astrid de Berardinis
Country: Italy
Language: Italian, English subtitles

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Drag me (2013)
dragme “Drag what’s left of my body in the mud” is a story about a “deadly” girl with a “slightly” violent and disturbed response to the paranoia and the alienation that the the “concrete jungle”, can generate. the set is the sleazy backstreets of athens and the dirty sounds of the You and What Army Faction… the outcome is “DRAG me”: an urban music tale.

Director: Nikos Kellis
Country: Greece
Language:

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11 / 12 / 2014

The Day

the Day[(000499)16-01-41] “Music is Second but to Love And Love is a Melody” (A. S. Pushkin)
The hero of a film tries to cure his beloved from mental affection by means of emotions, music and love.

Director: Kai Waker
Country: Russian federation
Language: English

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11 / 05 / 2014

Continuüm (2012)

Continuüm still 1 A special visual narrative about the system of a family containing father, mother, son, daughter and dog. The story revolves around the birthday of the son, a repetitive “cozy” day with settled social protocols. Examine how sustainable this system is for the family.

Director: Wietske de Klerk
Country: Netherlands
Language: Dutch, English Subtitles

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The Treehouse (2012)
TH still full 10aThe Treehouse explores an unlikely bond between a brooding young boy and a mysterious girl. Matt has just attended his mother’s funeral and is unsure how to return to his normal life. But when Angela offers him a chance to escape, he listens skeptically to her grand claims of being an alien from outer space.A planet of departed souls. A chance for Matt to see his mom once again.

Director: A.J. Sheeran
Country: USA
Language: English

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Doni doni -soon you will be artists (2012)

doni-doni-locandina In Koumana village Bangali, Moussa, Dati and Omori Camara are learning the traditional music of Hamanah people and Yakhouba Dabo, a young percussionist from Conakry, reaches Koumana during his travel in search of traditional rhythms and he mets the 4 children. Their destiny cross is the cross between village and city where tradition and modernity weaves together.

Director: Andrea Rovelli, Chiara Morcelli
Country: Italy
Language: french and malinke and sousou (Guinean ethnic languages), english subtitles

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10 / 29 / 2014

Memory Lane

Schermata 2014-10-29 alle 10.58.31 In a future not far from now, a man is plagued by nightmares that cause hallucinations and migraines. His doctor  treats him with medication and therapy, without any results.
Memory Lane takes us on a dark trip that reveals the source of his suffering.

Director: Wouter Haasnoot
Country: Netherlands
Language: English, French Subtitles

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The Last Page

Thelastpage Macha, suffers from his parents’ divorce, what drove her to hate boys. When her brother tears the ballerina doll that her mother gave her, she found in his bedroom of the book “the steadfast tin soldier”…

Director: Marc Roumi
Country: Lebanon
Language: Russian, English subtitles

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From the dust

from the dust_still 1From the Dust illustrates the experiences of three very distinct women in their attempts to reach spiritual peace. A mother challenges her faith after the death of her son; a transgender looks towards God for reconciliation; and a nun’s devout spirituality leads her to explore her carnal desires.

Director: Eduardo Lecuona
Country:USA
Language: English

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10 / 22 / 2014

Nostos

Nostos Upon the 1943 Armistice an Italian soldier makes his way through his homecountry. During his journey through the changing landscape and his meetings with emblematic characters , he rediscovers himself.

Director: Alessandro D’Ambrosi, Santa De Santis
Country: Italy
Language: Italian, English subtitles

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All the cities

allthecities Lippie for her first album mixes blues , classic soul and funk ! This is the music video for All the cities.

Director:Tessa Louise-Salomé
Country: France
Language:English

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5 minutes

5 minutes In the night, out of nowhere, Vincent comes back home in order to say goodbye to his beloved wife. What did Vincent get himself involved to? Who are these black-suited men following his every moves?

Director:Wilson M’Biavanga
Country: USA
Language: English

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10 / 15 / 2014

The Brazil of Pero Vaz de Caminha

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The film is a documentary based on the first historical and literary document of Brazil: The Letter of Pero Vaz de Caminha. After arriving to Brazil in 1500, Caminha writes to King Dom Manuel of Portugal to inform him of the discovery of a new land.

Director: Bruno Laet
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese, subtitles English

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Campers (2012)

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Eccentricities illuminate shadows of grief. When her husband dies, a young girl’s mother withdraws, leaving her daughter to fend for herself in unique ways. Campers is a touching film about learning to reconnect after a great loss.

Director: Emma Rozanski
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

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Romance

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This is a true romantic comedy, Chuck Palahniuk style. The author of Fight Club brings you John: a man who feels blessed that, for someone who aimed so low, he got the golden trophy. Her name is Britney. She doesn’t need to be perfect, it’s how much he loves her that makes her perfect.

Director: Andy Mingo
Country: USA
Language: English

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07 / 02 / 2014

The End

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Barry ain’t exactly the luckiest guy in town. He feels like he has no other choice than to do himself in, but even that doesn’t seem to work out. Barry has an epiphany… a spiritual awakening. He wants to live. He is given what he sees as a second chance at a brand new life directly from the big man above; but even that might turn out to be a bad deal…

Director: Cameron McHarg
Country: USA
Language: English

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The Legend (2011)

THE LEGEND 01Urban legend  about a retired teacher,  love and dignity.

Director: Martin Szirmai
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian, English Subtitles

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06 / 26 / 2014

Vein of Love

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“Vena Amoris” celebrates life with hope in our hearts and an eye toward the future. This film depicts how easy it is to live a happy life when we’re surrounded by friends and family who love us and how easy it is to stray when left alone.

Director: Armando Hermosilla
Country: USA
Language: English

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06 / 19 / 2014

The Predictable Life of Sebastian

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The middle-aged and sceptical writer, Sebastian, is sent a script. When he opens it he realises himself to be the lead character. Trying to prove the script wrong he makes several attempts to cheat it – with no luck. When he then starts to skip pages in the script he encounters alternate versions of himself. Now he has to follow the script to see if it will restore order. But will it?

Director: Davur Djurhuus
Country: UK
Language: English

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06 / 11 / 2014

Contre Jour (2013)

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This is a story of a young photographer obsessed with his girlfriend , an old camera and Roland Barthes. He believes his black and white pictures reveal levels of reality. While he confesses about his life to a stranger you start to wonder if what he says is real or just a masterful montage.

Director: Val Todorov, Kaloyan Paterkov
Country: Bulgaria
Language: Bulgarian, English Subtitles

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06 / 03 / 2014

Signal (2013)

signalUnsuspecting victims meet a gruesome fate at the hands of a malevolent entity.

Director: Lutfu Emre Cicek
Country: Turkey, USA
Language:

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Komero (2012)

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A Salesman travels through the countryside selling aerial photographs. In one house he hears strange noise from a closet.

Director: Teemu Nikki
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish. English Subtitles

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Status (2011)

statusIn the near future social networking has moved out of the virtual world and into the physical. A confronting portrait of a world we may soon know too well. Welcome to the evolution.

Director: Richard Williamson
Country: Australia
Language: English

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05 / 29 / 2014

The Philatelist (2014)

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Hugo lives alone in his own world where symmetry and tidiness reign. One day, his most favourite stamp with an Indian rickshaw motive decides to get blown out of the window. Leaving his room becomes inevitable.

Director: Jan-Gerrit Seyler
Country: Germany
Language:

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The Lesson (2008)

123245099_295x166Upon her release from prison, a schoolteacher carefully plots her revenge on an underage student who had alerted the police of their illegal sexual relationship.

Director: Paul Natale
Country: France
Language: English, French Subtitles

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Macrostructure (2014)

472382742_1280Inspired by science and video games, Macrostructure takes you into a journey through a world inhabited by synthetic life forms and the self-aware machines who manufacture, control, and recycle them.

Director: Eric Schockmel
Country: Luxemburg
Language:

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28.05.2014

Anonymous (2006)

anonymousAnonymous is a love story in a daydreaming universe, with no time, no place. Fread and Laura in love.

Director: Cristian Pozo
Country: Spain
Language: English, Subtitles: Spanish

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15.05.2014

Still Got Lives (2013)

still got livesFor Marco and Lisa it’s true love. Online, they fight side by side against dreadful monsters. Still, Lisa refuses to meet Marco for real. When one day she stops showing up for the game, Marco decides to go searching for her. But in Lisa’s world, they will need all their strength and courage to really meet each other.

Director: Jan Gerrit Seyler
Country: Germany
Language: German, Subtitles: English

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30.04.2014

Jockey Full of Bourbon

jockey full of bourbon dimensioni 150Tom Wait’s song Jockey Full of Bourbon as seen through stop motion animation.

Director: Nikos Kellis
Country: Greece
Language:

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Gentlemen in Squalor

jazz alex sufit dimensioni 150Music video for purveyors of filthy swing Top Shelf Jazz, starring Dexter Fletcher and a bunch of renegade kids! Winner of the Jury Award at the Sacramento Film & Music Festival and Van Gogh Award in World Cinema at the Amsterdam Film Festival, amongst other.

Director: Alexandra Sufit
Country: UK
Language: English

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Stick Me in My Heart

David Frampton - 'Stick Me In My Heart' music video dimensioni giuste A music video for the great english band Archive that was part of this year’s ECU Official Selection!

Director: Alexandra Sufit
Country: UK
Language:English

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23.04.2014

The Help (2014)

5D3_4681A young American girl extends a helping hand to an old man as the truth of his accident begins to unravel.

Director: Oliver Yan
Country: China
Language: Chinese/English

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Plurabelle – Lindo (2013)

lindoLindo is a stylistic exercise turned bad, a dream shot in one take, in a round and maze-like apartment in Bucharest, Romania. The video features twelve characters doing routine activities, while the two band members push through their actions.

Director: Bogdan Stamatin
Country: Romania
Language:

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The Ballad of Bloom (2013)

BLOOM_PHOTO The Ballad of Bloom is a neon love story set between the chemicals within the brain. It is a metaphor, exploring the complexity of the raw emotions felt by potential lovers, strangers battling the inevitability of fate.

Director: Dan Herlihy
Country: UK
Language:

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16.04.2014

Battlecock! (2013)

battlecock The Dukinson brothers have finally beaten their arch rivals, but the Krullmuller sisters are out for blood and revenge is a dish best served underarm. Welcome…to Battlecock!

Director: Ben Mallaby
Country: UK
Language: English

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La Gazza (2013)

posterA3horizintalv2 Your wedding day is meant to be one of the happiest days of your life… so why is Melanie at the wheel of a car, distraught and seemingly fleeing her special day? La Gazza (‘the mapgie’ in Italian) is the story of a superstitious bride and what happens when her wedding day goes away.

Director: Amir Rahimzadeh
Country: UK
Language: English

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09.04.2014

Cassie (2007)

cassie (1) A teenage girl turns to substance abuse in an attempt to forget that she is pregnant, but when the situation comes to light, it triggers an impulsive and unforgettable reaction.

Director: Paul Natale
Country: France
Language: English

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The Squirrel and the Penguin (2012)

the squirrel and the penguin The “Squirrel and the Penguin” is based on a real-life conversation between the filmmakers, exploring what “Jewish” can mean, while at the same time looking at ways to talk about a culturally loaded subject. The conversation flows freely around bits of half knowledge about Jewish customs and traditions until they hit the topic of the Israel Palestine Conflict.

Directors: Jens Black & Anna Benner
Country: UK
Language: English

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01.04.2014

Demur(2011)

demur A documentary that recounts a citizen’s account from the streets of Toronto during the 2010 G20 summit.

Director: Jason O’Hara
Country: Canada
Language: English

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28.03.2014

Circle Drums in the Backyard (2012)

circle drums in the back yard Some guys in search of adventure, they go to a music festival ” Empty hills” into deep Russia. They sing songs, listen to music of different musicians, get acquainted with girls. Music, the nature and creativity entice guys in the world of illusion, fairy tale and magic.

Director: Anna Troyanskaya
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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Oh Future

PF_Oh future_still_300dpi_15 A music video for the norwegian pop sensation Philco Fiction

Director: Yenni Lee
Country: Norway
Language:

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19.03.2014

A Walk in the Woods (2002)

WOODS_1 This experimental film was created by filmmaker Ethan Shaftel through introducing artifacts and compression errors into an 8mm film clip of his great grandfather shot in 1950.

Director: Ethan Shaftel
Country: USA
Language:

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The Pit and The Pendulum (2004)

the pit and the pendulum An adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The pit and The Pendulum in stop motion animation.

Director: Nikos Kellis
Country: Greece
Language: English

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05.03.2014

Express (2011)

express A man and a woman meet on a highway at night. Their cars line up while driving side by side. They find a new way to communicate to each other as they exchange looks and flirts back and forth. They take the same highway exit to meet at a coffee shop face to face…

Director: Daniel Clements
Country: Canada
Language: English

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Two-Year Guarantee (2009)

NSP--Con-dos-anos-de-garantia Berta, fed up of his husband´s bad treatments, decides to leave him. He substitutes her instantly but the substitute doesn’t satisfy him at all and ask to his wife to come back.

Director: Juan Parra Costa
Country: Spain
Language:

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26.02.2014

Shooting Oliver (2013)

shooting oliver What happens when the method becomes the madness? Shakespearean actor Oliver Lawrence must defend his method amid the madness of a major blockbuster film set, as a serious budget deadline looms.

Director: Daniel Clements
Country: Canada
Language: English

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The April Chill (2011)

THE APRIL CHILL_PIC1 The story of a Soviet military serviceman and a male Georgian dancer. An anti-violence film about the awakening of human instinct in an invader.

Director: Tornike Bziava
Country: Georgia
Language: Georgian, Subtitles: English

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19.02.2014

Tooty’s Wedding (2011)

-Tooty-'s_Wedding_filmstill1_BenWillbond_DaisyHaggard_byIanTeh A young couple’s marriage hilariously hits the rocks during a weekend wedding in the country.

Director: Frederic Casella
Country: UK
Language: English

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Mechanism of Love (2011)

IMG_1130 Depicts the unspoken words at various stages in the relationships of three couples. The couples correspond to machines, metaphors for their inner world, demonstrating how something as abstract as feelings behave like a mechanism.

Director: Liran V. Hutmacher
Country: Francia
Language: English

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Laughing out Loud (2012)

lol A woman, completely immersed in all forms of electronic social networking, is thrown into a situation where she only gets one last chance to send one last text message to one last person.

Director: Daniel Clements
Country: Canada
Language: English

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12.02.2014

The Great Western Singularity (2010)

6310658246_ab4d117f79_bThis short animation examines the concept of the Technological Singularity, the point in human progress after which predictions become increasingly difficult to formulate. Industrialization and computational innovation are re-imagined in a minimalist environment, drawing from video game and runtime aesthetics.

Director: Eric Schockmel
Country: Luxembourg
Language:

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Syscapes # Interlude (2008)

18679728_640 This is the sequel to Syscapes#Prelude. A history of the world in 3D, done entirely in Bryce. It is the director’s final project for MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins.

Director: Eric Schockmel
Country: Luxembourg
Language:

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Purgatory (2006)

Purgatory-Still_2 Purgatory is 15 minute ghost thriller about a group of friends whose own frightening experiences appear to have more in common than they originally thought.A harmless night of fun soon becomes an event that will change their lives forever. www.dynamicpost.co.uk

Director: Matt Ward
Country: USA
Language: English

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06.02.2014

Dreaming Mali (2010)

dreaming mali3 If it is true that art can be a universal language, why shouldn’t it be possible to use it with people of totally different social, religious, educational and cultural backgrounds?

Director: Barbara Kowa
Country: Germany
Language:

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The Bastard Tenant (2009)

hqdefault An artist who is hard at work on his new novel is disturbed by his new neighbor. Unable to cope with the distraction, he takes matters into his own hands, with hilarious consequences. ‘The Bastard Tenant’ homage to Georges Melies’ film ‘The Devilish Tenant’.

Director: Andrew Bradley
Country: UK
Language:

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29.01.2014

Silent Radio (2007)

Χωρίς τίτλο A Wyoming cowboy and his wife put up a friend from New York who wants to write about the area. A curious drifter in an all-night café coaxes the story out of the cowboy, word by word, until neither can escape the truth of what’s happened.

Director: Alan Arrivée
Country: USA
Language: English

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Corrupted Scene Behind the Stage (2011)

205299008_640 Everyone of us has a part that we don’t share with anyone. The stage and the backstage as a metaphor of our personalities are reflected in this mysterious approach to the video.

Director: Ivan Mena Tinoco
Country: Spain

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Alfa Omega (2008)

103188750_640 Two twins, passing themselves off as a lawyer and a prosecutor, start their insurance business. A manager – an ironic idealist and cynic, a barmaid – felt down daydreamer – are the first who insure themselves’. A kind of theological, surrealistic, symbolic, politic and cabalistic parabolic love story.

Director: Mateusz Droba
Country: Poland
Language: Polish, Subtitles: English

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22.01.2014

Ahaarrrr! (2007)

268226098_295 An actor does a voice over playing a pirate for a boat shop but the producer doesn’t like his rendition of the pirate or his voice over skills.

Director: Steven Skinner
Country: UK
Language: English

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Callum (2011)

CallumStill1_1346372200917_009f85a000 When his first love Joanna is killed at a local train station, average school boy Callum struggles to cope with feelings of guilt, grief and fear. Finding himself increasingly isolated and with the police starting to ask questions, Callum must look for the courage to do the right thing.

Director: Michael Van Der Put
Country: UK
Language: English

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Hadley TK-421 (2012)

Hadley-TK-421 The Hadley TK-421 is here to revolutionize the work place. A black comedy set in 1960s London. it’s the kind of short you don’t see often. More than just a punchline, and with a particular sensibility on a very low budget, you’ll wonder where you can get your hands on a Hadley once you’ve seen one in action.

Director: Jonathan Reid-Edwards
Country: UK
Language: English

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15.01.2014

Falling (2012)

Falling_couple_03 A study of human interaction expressed through movement and sound. FALLING is the result of a painstaking combination of digital visual effects, choreography and electroacoustic music. www.fallingfilm.com

Directors: Adriano Cirulli
Country: UK
Language:

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Beatles Stories (2011)

Beatles Stories cover A big fan of The Beatles growing up in the 60s, Seth Swirsky noticed that whenever he heard someone relating a story about themselves and The Beatles, he was “all ears”. So, starting in 2005, he sought out and filmed those with never before heard, “Beatles Stories”.

Directors: Seth Swirsky
Country: USA
Language:

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Let There Be Sound (2009)

lettherebesound In this animation from Germany the creators give the myths of creation a fresh take !Their myth takes the form of a planet , a planet that devours asteroids and ruined planet and at the same time accomodates beings on its surface! A place where parasites live with their hosts!

Directors: CHRISTIAN LACHENSCHMIDT, CHRISTIAN SCHECK and STEFAN J. WÜHR
Country: Germany
Language:

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10.01.2014

The Rhythm of My Life

the rthm of life “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would be the place where the project of his dreams would fall in his lap.

Director: Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot
Country: Gabon
Language: English

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08.01.2014

We Are Not Slaves (2013)

2013_186-1024x576 A story of a small boy in the besieged Leningrad during the 2nd World War.

Director: Ainur Askarov
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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Jour 0 (Day 0) (2010)

JOUR 0_FILM POSTER A sculptor lives in a disused factory, where an obsessing mechanical noise gives rhythm to his life like a machine…

Director: Vincent Diderot
Country: France
Language: –

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Rugged Wilderness & Mountain Man No More – Dropping Feathers (2012)

maxresdefault Five people are born with asymmetrical faces and have large deviations from what is considered to be normal and beautiful. When these people leave their homes they hide their faces behind masks, but one woman wants to make a change.

Director: Egil Pedersen
Country: Norway
Language:

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18.12.2013

Emmalou (2006)

Στιγμιότυπο 2013-12-18, 8.59.19 π.μ. On a cruiser, Emmalou is working as a waiter. She is grieving her dead boyfriend. A little boy tries to get in contact with her. The meeting of the two will changer her future.

Director: Caroline Sascha Cogez
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish, Subtitle: English

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11.12.2013

Different (2013)

andersartig1 One child is different than the others. Because of her dreamily and sportive nature she doesn’t match the generally accepted behavior of the other kids. Being different makes her more and more lonely. But in the end her loneliness saves her from being killed by the bomb that hit the orphanage.

Director: Dennis Stein-Schomburg
Country: Germany
Language: German, Subtitles: English

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Zerowards (2010)

zero1 Adam claims to see numbers on each and every person. According to him, these numbers signify the remaining days the people have left to live. This ability troubles him heavily until he meets a woman on whom he sees the number “3”. Adam is determined to take action.

Director: Samuel W. Hefti
Country: France
Language: English

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Broken Clouds (2011)

broken clouds1 A forsaken survivor miraculously resists death, roaming past the decaying corpses and vestiges of our bygone world. Sustained by the memory of his lost lover  he embarks on a mission to plant three seeds – which he is convinced have the power to restart life on this planet.

Director: Yuri Alves
Country: USA
Language: English

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04.12.2013

Khorosho (2010)

Khorosho3 A hard story about two comrades who share a lot of bad memories, a lot of bad conscience and mountains and mountains of cigarettes.

Director: Miguel Angel Jimenez
Country: Spain
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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Over Cards (2011)

over cards1 Five friends, playing poker, discuss how each would kill their wife.

Director: Marwan Abderrazzaq
Country: USA
Language: English

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Return to the Desert (2008)

retour2 After his collaborator’s death, Kristof Bonfils, director Thierry Bugaud decides to pay tribute to their time in the desert while shooting their first film Azalai. The film tells the story of how shooting a film ended up being an educational and transformative experience.

Director: Thierry Bugaud
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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27.11.2013

Milk Man (2010)

milk man 1 A neurotic voyeur’s quest for a carton of milk forces him to confront what he is really capable of.

Director: James Rumsey
Country: UK
Language: English

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Ink (2009)

ink 1 Ink is an expermental short film that participated in ÉCU’s 2010 student category.

Director: Nuno Neves
Country: Portugal
Language:

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Fields of Demeter (2008)

fileds of demeter 2 The Greek goddess of fertility, Demeter, lost her only daughter to the underworld for half the year. In this way, the seasons were born. “Fields of Demeter” is a voyage through the visible and invisible European landscape.

Directors: Knut Krzywinski, Graham Townsley
Country: Norway
Language: English

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20.11.2013

The Miraculous Tale of the Children Dubois (2010)

the miraculous2 When a great devastation befell the Dubois house, young Juliette was forced into a life without magic, it is not until twin brother Nikolai returns from the great beyond to shepherd her back to the innocence of her childhood that Juliette must decide between the reality of her present or the magic of her youth.

Director: Cassandra Lee Hamilton
Country: USA
Language: English

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The Chance (2007)

the chance2 Welcome to an overpopulated world ruled by The Chance machine, a state-owned killing lottery. As we enter this dystopian and bleak society, we meet Seibert, a misguided compulsive gambler and his kindly sister, Penelope. Can his sister’s love save him?

Director: Mathias Mangin
Country: France, USA
Language: English

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On Gaza’s Mind (2011)

gaza2 Adham Tobail is a social assistant who works in the only mental health institution existent in Gaza. His daily work leads us to Hakim, a nine year old kid who suffers post-traumatic stress due to an israeli attack upon his neighborhood.

Directors: Arantza Diez, Carles de la Encarnación
Country: Spain
Language: Multilingual, Subtitles: English

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13.11.2013

The Magician (2010)

The-Magician2 The Magician recounts a series of strange moments that take place at the wake of a man who seems to have scarcely lived.

Directors: Valentina Avayu, Taylor Alexander Ward
Country: USA
Language: English

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Invertabrate (2011)

invertebrate3 When the end comes, it will not be the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that will survive. It will be the species that can adapt to change that will dominate the Earth.

Director: James McAleer
Country: UK
Language: English

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Wunderkammer (2009)

wunderkammer2 An elderly woman and her son struggle to coexist in a house that shelters a spectacular menagerie of birds. Surrendering to their codependence, inside a world that bears no exit, they go about their bedtime ritual resisting and succumbing to each other’s needs.

Director: Andrea Pallaoro
Country: USA
Language:

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06.11.2013

The Securitate Hunter (2010)

The Securitate Hunter1 Marius Oprea exhumes the dead. His nickname is ‘Securitate Hunter’ because he chases the former officers of the communist political police. This film is the story of a new generation with a new hope for their country.

Director: Mirel Bran
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian, Subtitles: English

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Circularity Thinking (2011)

circularity2 A short satire on corporate culture, Circularity Thinking brings hula hooping to the boardroom. Economic times are tough, but Scottish business visionary Shona Campbell has an answer, and it’s hoop-shaped.

Directors: Lucia Zoro, Roses Urquhart
Country: UK
Language: English

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Sale Timing (2009)

sale timing4 A depressed cop is about to put an end to his life. A stranger wants to help…. for better or for worse ?

Director: Olivier Barma
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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30.10.2013

Queensugar (2012)

Queensugar Queensugar follows a brief period in the afternoon of two young women, affected by moments of uncertainty and indecision. Their meeting is a point of recognition and relief and with the help of chocolate, they move on.

Director: Bogdan Stamatin
Country: Romania
Language: Multilingual, Subtitles: English

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Now that Marlene (2010)

ora che marlene2 What happens after being deserted? The one who remains fills up the emptied house with images and questions. In the everyday gesture of washing dishes, fragments from the past intersect instants of the present time. 1503 snapshots to find an answer.

Director: Giovanna Silvestri
Country: Italy
Language: English

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Martin (2008)

martin3 Martin, an average man with a history of aggression has lost his family and struggles through life alone until his 15 year old daughter Laura, decides she wants to know him for herself.

Director: Seán Branigan
Country: Ireland
Language: English

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23.10.2013

Nobody’s Pet (2008)

nobody's pet2 A woman from the past goes to the future, then returns to the past but that’s still her future. In Director Güryüksel’s experimental short the nature of nothingness has no rules, no causation and no limits – “except the minimal sustained oppositions of subconscious awareness.”

Director: Aysegül Güryüksel
Country: Turkey
Language: English

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The Trikala Photographer (2006)

the trikala1 A local photographer returns home, his mind full of images of his past. On his return, the photographer receives an unexpected visitor. A legendary thief, who despite his “wanted with reward” status, agrees to leave his Mountain hide-out in order to have his photograph taken.

Director: Vasilis Kosmopoulos
Country: Greece
Language: Greek, Subtitles: English

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Blocked (2010)

streken2 What would happen if you didn’t`t know how to finish your story? Two young lovers on a trip to their cottage-house are awakened one morning by a young, charismatic man who says he has a problem and that they are the only ones who can help him. Suddenly they are forced to answer for their very existence. Do they live only to amuse others? Is free will just an illusion?

Director: Thorbjørn Magnus
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian, Subtitles: English

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16.10.2013

Wolf (2007)

farkas1 A small Siberian village totally dependent upon reindeer breeding. Unexpectedly, wolves start to destroy the herds, sucking the animals’ blood without killing or eating them. The villagers are therefore forced to go to a faraway town to seek the help of a man thought to be the descendant of a Shaman and who knows how to communicate with animals.

Director: Tamás Tóth
Country: Hungary
Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English

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Memories of Old Awake (2012)

Memories of Old Awake In this film Dr. Emily Lethbridge explores the centuries-old Sagas of Icelanders (Íslendingasögur) during a unique year-long research trip. Emily discovers that the sagas are closely intertwined with the landscapes and the people who live there.

Director: Patrick Chadwick
Country: UK
Language: English

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09.10.2013

Four Roses (2009)

four roses2 Four Roses is a black and white feature film that tells the story of 12 characters who’re stuck in their hotel rooms with nothing but time to kill.

Director: Kris De Meester
Country: Belgium
Language: English

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Radiophobia (2006)

radiophobia On April 26, 1986, a security test at Chernobyl’s nuclear plant in the former Soviet Union, triggered the greatest civilian nuclear catastrophe in history. Unable to cope with this political, environmental and human disaster, the Soviets built a wall of silence around the event.

Director: Julio Soto
Country: Spain
Language: Ukrainian/English, Subtitles: English

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02.10.2013

Her Mother’s Daughters (2012)

HerMothersDaughter1 An Older Woman stands by a window in an empty house. Her daughters have flown the nest. As she waits for them to call, their memory is brought back to life. A short dance film exploring the relationship between mothers, daughters, memory and imagination.

Director: Oonagh Kearney
Country: Ireland
Language: English

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Mother’s War (2008)

Mother's War About what our generals were silent? What for Russian mothers have arrived on bow to the Afghani insurgents? What secrets were necessary to mojahedins? How many sheep cost data about the son? And how many captured cards of mine fields cost?

Director: Tatiana Krol
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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A Cigar at the Beach (2006)

cigar 2 Surreal, satiric, lightly erotic, and surprisingly spiritual, A Cigar at the Beach is a modern tale starring the male psyche, as a married man filters the demands of his domestic life through fantasy. High-octane bikinis! A Gypsy Siren! Adventure on the high seas—until The Wave washes everything clean.

Director: Stephen Keep Mills
Country: USA
Language: English

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25.09.2013

The Apple’s Fault (2013)

The-Apples-Fault Young Noa tries to escape from her family’s house grim reality; being abused by her father and being denied by her mother. She has an affair with her neighbor Haim- a failed writer, forty years her senior. When she understands that only violence gives him inspiration to write again, it changes her perspective upon his behavior;

Director: Heedye Koren
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew, Subtitles: English

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Melt (2012)

Melt3 The short film depicts a delicate, sensual and dramatic experience of the physical body in exile and surrender.

Director: Noemie Lafrance
Country: USA
Language:

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18.09.2013

My Beautiful Dacia (2009)

AppleMark My Beautiful Dacia is a documentary feature film that portrays a humoristic odyssey from Communism to Capitalism, seen from the perspective of one of Romania’s most charismatic symbols, the Dacia automobile.

Director: Julio Soto, Stefan Constantinescu
Country: Romania
Language: Romanian, Subtitle: English

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History of Solitude (2008)

history-of-solitude_1 The ache of a relationship slowly disintegrating is honestly and vividly captured in this road movie with no clear destination.

Director: Mathew Szymanowski
Country: Poland
Language: Polish, Subtitle: English

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Liminal (2009)

liminal A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. INA and JOY are naked and locked in a battle of elimination. INA must reverse the power to survive. Are they lovers or is JOY the “killer-within”? Shot in 35mm in b/w, this 14-minute film will take you below the surface of civilization into the volatile world of the feminine psyche and the white‐hot fight for survival.

Director: Stephen Keep Mills
Country: USA
Language: English

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11.09.2013

The Father (2009)

otec2 The question of life and death is an ineffable phrase, almost impossible to grasp. People face it every second and it is always painful for someone. Even more, if you are a parent and you outlive your own child. Or if it is likely to happen. The film Otec (Father) is a spiritual drama about an ordinary man, who is losing his only child.

Director: Lukas Hanulak
Country: Slovakia
Language: Slovak, Subtitle: English

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Never Winter (2011)

never winter Based on a true story, ‘Never Winter’ is the heart wrenching drama of an only child, Chloe Hammond, who seeks a better life away from her drug addicted mother. The 11-year old decides to take matters into her own hands and stand up to her abusive mother. When her plan backfires she finds herself in a situation that gets progressively worse.

Director: Moe Charif
Country: USA
Language: English

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04.09.2013

Air Balloon (2011)

Luftballong1 copy Luftballong (Air Balloon) is the story of Julie, a girl who carries around with her box full of memories. As she goes through the memories of her ex, she is facing all the joy and pain all over again. And she’s also slowly starting the process of moving on. This is the story about what you wished you could have.

Director: Yenni Lee
Country: Norway
Language: Norwegian, Subtitle: English

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Jerks (2012)

jerks1 copy Foivos, Andreas and Savas make a pact that in one year they will leave Athens and move to Berlin in search of a better life. Tonight is the last night before they depart and the three friends stand on the edge of their futures. But will their plans change as the hidden fears, hopes and truths of life reveal themselves over the course of the night?

Director: Stelios Kammitsis
Country: Greece
Language: Greek, Subtitle: English

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Hanged Man’s Elegy (2008)

Hanged_Mans_Elegy Second half of the 19th century. The Poet struggles to live through his fiancée’s unexpected death. He finds refuge in writing.

Director: Alek Wasilewski
Country: Poland
Language: n/a

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05.08.2013

Inside Out (2013)

inside out This intense short video blends the impact of images and the strong metaphor of movements, to give body and voice to the inner discomfort of panic attacks, too often unspoken about and yet affecting many people in modern society.

Director: Flaminia Graziadei
Country: UK
Language: English, Subtitle: French

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24.07.2013

Hello Spaceboy (2008)

hellospaceboy With his eyes and ears trained on the heavens,rural space geek Nick doesn’t care to connect with other teenagers. But, after first contact with brash new girl Carla, he’s forced to consider more earthbound methods of communication.

Director: Andy Walker
Country: <UK
Language: English

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Memento Mori (2012)

MEM-Mori2 In a mourning ceremony the photographer takes a picture of a little girl. With the face contrite assistants leave the room, leaving it surrounded by flowers.

Director: Daniela Wayllace Riguera
Country: Bolivia, Belgium
Language:

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The Happy Life (2010)

happylife2 A cartoon artist. His wife. His characters. THE HAPPY LIFE.

Director: Minos Nikolakakis
Country: Greece
Language:

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Fading Away (2008)

Zwischen Licht und Schatten2 Fading Away is a short film about Martha and Herbert, an old married couple. Their life together is portrayed in a series of brief episodic scenes, telling of Martha’s gradual retreat into her own little world, where reality and imagination seem to overlap and Herbert’s desperation at his wife’s condition and his concerns about their future together.

Director: Fabian Giessler
Country: Germany
Language: German, Subtitles: English

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18.07.2013

Last Day of December (2007)

Last day of DEC A man returns home to confront his past in this chilling tale.

Director: Bogdan George Apetri
Country: Romania
Language/Subs: Romanian/English

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Recto Recto Gancho (2010)

recto The legendary ‘Faraonica San Juan Boxing Arena’ is once again the scenario for an epic encounter, this time between ‘Choko’ Tabarez and ‘Duvalin’ Espadas. Everything seems to be ready to enjoy round after round of pugilist talent, when all of a sudden, an unexpected uppercut changes the outcome of the fight and the course of the night for all those present.

Director: Santiago Maza
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish, Subtitles: English

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Milieu (2008)

milieu Two lone guns for hire inhabit the same building, one living directly above the other. They are sent on their respective missions by anonymous instructions which they receive as text messages into their mobile phones. Once in their game they turn into awesome, unstoppable and faultless killing machines, their every move is carefully calculated.

Director: Dmitry Torgovitsky
Country: USA
Language: Japanese, Subtitles: English

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Can’t stop running (2011)

Weiter Laufen Marie is a management consultant. Flexibility, efficiency and pressure to perform dictate her life, there’s no room for privacy and friendship. Only when she meets the lighthearted Emilia, she desperately tries to break out of her world.

Director: Jan Bolender
Country: Germany
Language: German, Subtitles: English

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10.07.2013

At sea There Is No Haven (2007)

At sea There Is No Haven An experiment in cinematic poetry – live action images against an animated backdrop – about love, family relations, intimacy and memory.  A poetic shortfilm in which a faded memory is being restored with new splendour.

Director: Wim Jonsedijk
Country: UK
Language:

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Meeting in the Heavens (2012)

rendez-vous-au-cieux A father visits his son, hospitalized after a failed suicide attempt. Communication between the two is uneasy. They are reserved, embarrassed, and soon start blaming each other. But when the young man, suffering from a migraine, turns the light off, the half-night that pervades the room prompts him, for the first time ever, to confide in his father…

Director: Rodolphe Viémont
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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Pocket Thief (2007)

pocket thief Greg spends his life as a lonely pick pocket, stealing to substitute the love he misses from growing up without his mother, who was arrested and taken away for the same crime when Greg was a child. The only link he has to the past is a gold chain with a half a gold heart.

Director: Scott Mann
Country: UK
Language: English

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27m² (2011)

27m2Robert Marron is the receptionist of the Eldorado Hotel, lost in his language theory. He want to become a translator for couple, convinced that everyone is a language and that he has the faculty to understand each language… This film is an essay on lack of communication for people who think they need to be understood.

Director: Gabriella Cserháti, Fabien Lartigue
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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Generation (2011)

generation There is a law in Ukraine which exempts veterans of World Wat II from all public transportation cost. However, occasionally the drivers of private companies insist that they pay regardless… and this act goes unpunished.

Director: Maksym Firsenko
Country: Ukraine
Language: Ukrainian, Subtitles: English

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03.07.2013

Poltergeist (2011)

Poltergeist A horror-esque music video in which a girls attempts to escape herself result in further disturbing rendez-vous. Music by Ash Sargant & Robert Housden.

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Country: UK

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Falling Life (2007)

Falling Life Yuji staggers through the madness of Shinjuku, where desire has run out of hope. Homeless people, lost children, office workers, non-stop traffic, low-level punks, phantoms and suicidals – there’s no time, no room to think about what you’ve lost. Sometimes all you can see is the edge.

Director: Yasunobu Takahashi
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, Subtitles: English

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How Do You Tell Somebody That You’re HIV+? (2011)

How Do You Tell Somebody That You're HIV+_ This short documentary follows a day in the life of a young African American woman named Haneefa who struggles to disclose her HIV+ status to the father of her daughter.

Director: Hima B.
Country: USA
Language: English

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Detained (2007)

Detained A futuristic police officer sees a citizen removed from a flight and interrogated. He must make a choice between his family and privacy.

Director: Adil Akram
Country: UK
Language: English

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Love Bombing (2009)

Love Bombing Karl, Ken and Carol seem to know an awful lot about cults. In a moment, Frank will too.

Director: Philip Lepherd
Country: UK
Language: English

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26.06.2013

House

House Music video for band Cool Fun. From the crevices of a decrepit house the disjointed bodies of elegant dolls come to life, watched over by a strange and sinister little girl.

Director: Prano Bailey-Bond
Country: UK

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There Go the Lights Again

There Go The Lights Again This music video is for the title track off his EP There Go The Lights Again. Created by Dublin based artist Jules Hackett, it features Julian Opie’s ‘Suzanne Walking In Leather Skirt’ as she comes to life onto the streets of Dublin.

Director: Jules Hackett
Country: Ireland

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A clock’s dream (2010)

A clock's dream An alienated couple tries to come closer to each other through their dreams, while their evil alarm clock tries to stop them.

Director: Costas Chrysanthou
Country: Cyprus
Language:

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Triple concerto in D minor (2009)

Triple concerto in D minor Rebecca had always wanted to play her beloved triangle with an orchestra, when the national youth orchestra are in town holding auditions, Rebecca has the chance to make her everlasting dream come true.

Director: Daniel Mitchell
Country: Australia
Language: English

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A mind’s I (2007)

a mind's I I A young man tangled up in strange family patterns. Or is it his imagination running wild? Different strings of reality interwoven and impossible to tell apart from each other.

Director: Lars Arendt
Country: Denmark
Language:

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19.06.2013

Smoorverlief

smoorvelief Murderous Love is about a bride on her honeymoon confronted by her dark past and her even darker future when her new husband finds out more than he can bargain for, setting the tone for a dark and ominous adventure.

Director: Gerhard Ehlers
Country: South Africa
Language: Afrikaans, Subtitles: English

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Dusk

dusk In a devastated environment where are no longer food resources, a black dressed woman armed with a bow and arrows, chases an Arabian parachutist who has run out of ammunition and runs now for his own life.

Director: Hans Georg Nenning
Country: Austria
Language:

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Beta Test

betatest Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet, the letter B. Beta test is the story of a city. Beta is the first version of software that has to be tested before going out in the market. Beta test is about our future. It is about surveillance, urbanity, communication and the feeling of non-existence. Beta test is a love story. It can happen to anyone.

Director: George Drivas
Country: Greece
Language: English

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The Towel

thetowel While getting ready for dinner, Geoff accidentally marks a hotel towel with a suspicious looking stain. Fearing the cleaning lady will get the wrong idea, he tries to hide the towel.

Country: UK
Director: Oliver Briginshaw
Language: English

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Tosh

tosh He’s posh, tall male and white and everything he says is right.. An illustrated and painterly animated short, “Tosh” satirises the privileged world of the upper class elite, highlighting the folly of assuming a public school accent is the voice of authority.

Country: UK
Director: Daisy Jacobs
Language: English

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12.06.2013

Pianoworks 13 (2013)

Pianoworks 13 On a original soundtrack played by Polerik Rouviere, four dancers perform different styles (break dance, new style, popping). The film illustrates the link between body, instrument and instrumentalist. The moves give birth to a sort of calligraphic language which is a representation of the moves themselves.

Director: Julien Martorell
Country: France
Language:

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The Goose-girl at the well (2009)

La Gardeuse d’Oies a la Fontaine In a forest, a young wanderer meets a witch and accepts to help her carry a huge bundle of grass to her shack. This is the start of an initiatory journey, through which he will uncover the mystery that veils the beauty of a young goose keeper.

Director: Patrick Bittar
Country: France
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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New and for sale – Candid (2012)

candit Deep down in his lonely mansion, Cody Runner feels haunted by the beast in himself. In a city, where planes fly deep and lightning strikes in dangerous heights, he seeks help in his employer’s room of super-secret double danger – activating the underground mills of the shady Gravity Inc.

Director: Andreas Janzen
Country: Germany

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The Cart (2013)

theCart A cart is rolling along the endless road with no-one on board. It has no horse or engine, the wheels turn by themselves. The cart passes different people and leaves behind different reactions.

Directors: Natasha Novik
Country: Russia
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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05.06.2013

The Day Hollywood Died

the_day_hollywood_died1 One survivor of a seemingly failed robbery is left without any memory of what happened and has no idea who he is. Unable to move and kept alive by a machine, his frustration and desperation drive him to reconstruct what may have happened.

Director: Ronnie S. Riskalla
Country: Australia
Language:English

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The Vault

thevault1 ‘The Vault’ illustrates one man’s journey into the unexplainable.

Country: USA
Director: Justin Owensby
Language: English

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Things you should know about a woman

Things You Should Know About a Woman1 Is a short educational film designed to help illuminate a few basic facts about people and to capture a moment in time as it slips through our fingers.

Director: Charles Haine
Country: USA
Language: English

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Yael

yael Hungary, 1944. Yael is a jewish freedom fighter who is captured by the German army in Hungary. She’s held captive and tortured to give away important information. On the verge of insanity, she’ll fight to stand her ground.

Director: NJ Silva
Country: UK
Language:

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Energie!

Energie!1 From a mere technical point of view the TV/video screen comes alive by a controlled beam of electrons in the cathode ray tube. For ‘Energie!’ an uncontrolled high voltage discharge of 30.000 volts exposes multiple sheets of photographic paper which are then arranged in time to create new visual systems of electron organization.

Director: Thorsten Fleisch
Country: Germany
Language:

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29.05.2013

The Boxer

the boxer After sustaining a brutal injury in a boxing match, Danny King must decide whether to pursue his dream of the championship at the risk of devastating consequences.

Director: Max Lowenbein
Country: UK
Language: English

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Wolf Call

wolf-call The previous year, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago had gone missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy’s mutilated body was found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine sits down with the two men acquitted for the boy’s murder, Roy Bryant Jr. and J.W. Milam, to discuss the trial. Not a word had been uttered outside a courtroom by them or their kin, until now…

Director: Rob Underhill
Country: USA
Language: English

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Addictions

addictions The video is about addictions, mainly to technology, but it’s open to various interpretations. Years ago the idea behind technology was to give people more free time from work and give us a better life. So nowadays, with the possibility for the majority of people to have access to electronics and hi tech, is it true that we have more spare time and a better quality of life?

Director: Giovanni Bucci
Country: Italy

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Legalize

legalize still ‘Legalize’ presents the hard-hitting facts of the costs to the U.S. of its current marijuana laws and the huge benefits that can be reaped by ending this era’s disastrous prohibition policy.

Country: USA
Director: Thomas Simon
Language: English

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Perhaps

perhaps A melancholic story of a young woman who finds herself conflicted when her mysterious lover leaves indefinitely. Should she hold on and hope for the remotest chance that he may return, or should she let go and move on with her life? Set against the backdrop of Paris, the film presents a juxtaposition between the young woman’s loneliness and despair, and the city of love’s stereotype.

Director: Jared Abdul-Rahman
Country: Australia
Language: English

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22.05.2013

Candy Darling

candydarling In a small isolated matriarch community situated in the desert reigns Mother, a manic and frustrated hag. To keep her power over Candy Darling and Daddy Cane, she deliberately creates a psychological inferno. This ultimately drives all protagonists to utter madness.

Director: Silvia Defrance
Country: Belgium
Language: English

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With no one in the World

With no one in the World Running away from the cops and bleeding to death, Michael walks into a local pub hoping to stay there until the heat wears off. A meeting with the pub’s depressed waitress, Maya, forces Michael to hide his injuries and past. As the night progresses and the couple open up to each other more and more, Michael’s wounds begin to grow fatal without Maya ever noticing a thing.

Country: Israel
Director: Tal Haring
Language: Arabic, Subtitles: English

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Purple Clown

purple clown A girl tries to run away from her past and wants to break free. She is hunted by her dark dreams and her memories. By overcoming her anxiety, she can escape from her dream and wake up in reality.

Country: Austria
Director: Matthias Neumayer, Alexander Hamernik

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The Russians on Crow Island

Russians On the Crow Island_720x360px Looked from the bridge, it is a gloomy and mysterious fortress. The island of river Narva stands in the middle of Russian-Estonian border river like a wrecked ship. Adults, youngsters and children walk past us telling their fate-bruised stories.

Country: Estonia
Director: Sulev Keedus
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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Cake Story

still 3 1997. New Year’s Eve. A man braves the cold winter night in order to bring a friend of his a cake as a gift. The cake never makes it to the receiver because it ends up in front of the door of a poor gypsy family.

Country: Bulgaria
Director: Milko Yovchev
Language: Bulgarian, Subtitles: English

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15.05.2013

Scared Boy

Scared Boy Scared Boy an ÉCU 2010 Winner Made-on-mobile Short.

Country: Portugal
Director: Patricio Torres
Language: Portuguese, Subtitles: English

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No Face

No Face An experimental piece about identity.

Country: France
Directors: Mathilde and Jean-Yves Arnaud
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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The Rhythm of My Life (2012)

the rthm of life “The Rhythm of My Life” by filmmakers Franck Onouviet and Marc A. Tchicot is an official selection of ÉCU 2012. “The Rhythm of My Life” follows in an unconventional way the journey of ‘ISH’, a former Miami based rapper, who traveled to Africa to visit his family. Little did he know that Libreville, Gabon would be the place where the project of his dreams would fall in his lap.

Country: Gabon
Director: Franck Onouviet, Marc A. Tchicot
Language: English

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Un cadeau pour…

un cadeau pour Too often it happens that children under 5 years of age die in absurd ways provoking a strong reaction among the public opinion. To all that I react through the means that art can give to me, in a kind of a creative release that is able to mock also at death!

Country: Italy
Director: Valerio DeBonis
Language: French, Subtitles: English

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The Milky Way

001_cmxthe_milky_wayscreenshot_l A music video for the band CMX where an old man leaves for his last journey.

Country: Finland
Director: Misko Iho

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08.05.2013

Metachaos

metachaos4 Metachaos, from Greek Meta (beyond) and Chaos (the abyss where the eternally-formless state of the universe hides), indicates a primordial shape of ameba, which lacks in precise morphology, and it is characterized by mutation and mitosis.

Country: Italy
Director: Alessandro Bavari
Language:

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My Friend the Thief

My Friend the Thief Laurels ‘My Friend The Thief’ is the portrait of Peter Scott, an aged gentleman thief who during his life of crime and high living orchestrated heists of grand bravado, like the theft of a Vermeer, but is now ending his days in penury and loneliness, raging against the dying of the light.

Country: UK
Director: Roland Kennedy
Language: English

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk Still Three girls compare notes on whereabouts boys have tried to have sex with them. They get the giggles and try to outdo each other. In the end they decide the best place to it is in bed.

Country: UK
Director: Compass PR
Language: English

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Cold Ground (2013)

001_ColdGroundStill_m Cold Ground depicts apocalypse concentrating on the last days of a family’s catastrophic life in a prevalent winter (nuclear winter) in Iran in 2012.

Country: Iran
Director: Ali Pour Issa
Language: Arabic, Subtitles: English

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Berlinoises (2012)

berlinoises still

The Battle of Berlin – 1945 : A bunch of four Russian soldiers, led by an exhausted Sergeant, is plundering a civilian building. In the last apartment, they meet with two terrified German girls. The Sergeant locks himself with one of the girls into the adjacent bedroom and makes it a bitter sweet disruption in the midst of chaos.

Country: France
Director: Rocco Labbé
Language: Russian, Subtitles: English

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01.05.2013

Pineapplehead

Pineapple Head Still The roles of cast and crew would have been undertaken by various members of the young people in the group. Each would have had the opportunity to write, act, shoot, direct, light, edit, produce and screen their own film.

Country: UK
Director: Holy Family Primary School
Language: English

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The Taste of Life

The Taste of Life Still We follow a messenger that on his nightly route delivers fatal packages to different people. But every night there is a package that he doesn’t deliver.

Country: Denmark
Director: Chadi Adbul-Karim
Language: Danish, Subtitles: English

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Hermeneutics (2013)

Hermeneutics Still This piece is a visual illustration of what hermeneutics is. With the cunning use of WWII footage it makes you believe that you are watching a proper war film. When you already expect the usual archive movie routine — everything changes. And you find yourself watching a completely different film.

Country: Russia
Director: Alexei Dmitriev
Language: n/a

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The Color of Moonlight (2013)

THE COLOR OF MOONLIGHT Jyothsna Kaki was a bright and ambitious student at San Jose State University who was gonna graduate with honors in 2004. But, life dealt a serious blow. She woke up completely blind on her hospital bed one day, as a result of a medical error. Life became pitch dark, physically and emotionally.

Country: USA
Director: Naga Kataru
Language: English

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Heads Up (2013)

Heads Up Still ‘HEADS UP’ is an edgy, comedic story of two long time friends, partners in crime, and somewhat surrogate siblings who love each other to death. When suspicions of trust and loyalty arise at the weekly poker game the situation erupts in an extreme way – because nobody fights like siblings do!

Country: USA
Director: Alex Merkin
Language: English, Subtitles: French

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Heads n Tailz (2013)

Heads4ECU HEADS N TAILZ takes place in a world where a flip of a coin determines who wins and who loses, who is right and who is wrong, who lives and who dies. A world where a single act of violence destroys everything. A world where the law of averages finally catches up and throws the book at you. That’s chaos, quantum weirdness, structure of the very universe we live in…

Country: USA
Director: Stephen David Brooks
Language: English

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22.04.2013

A Mile in Our Shoes (2013)

A Mile in Our Shoes Still_laurelSQUARE The average age of a young carer in the UK is 12. This is a poignant and moving tribute to those many young carers tending to parents or siblings or both.

Country: UK
Director: MFC Study Support Centre
Language: English

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Amanda Loves Corey (2013)

amandaA man leaves his city life behind and wanders the Australian outback in quiet solitude reflecting on and lamenting his past life. Perspective is gained as he realizes the barren, fragile, and damaged landscape is in need of more help than he is. Pushed to his breaking point, he arises a new man ready to begin a new journey. Maybe.

Country: Australia
Director: Warwick Brown
Language: English

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Photoshopping (2013)

Photoshopping Stills Elaine Moss, celebrity photograph hunter, is on the verge of breaking a world record: a personal collection of thousands of photographs of herself taken with celebrities over several years. As the big moment arrives and Elaine’s obsession intensifies, Michael, a local journalist, discovers darker sides to her story.

Country: UK
Director: Mark Devenport
Language: English, Subtitles: French

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PVT Craine (2013)

PVTCraineStill Ben Mallaby makes short films for festival audiences, already this year he’s been nominated for Best Comedy Short at the London Short Film Festival, and had an Honourable Mention in the Discovery Awards at the London Comedy Film Festival.

Country: UK
Director: Ben Mallaby
Language: English

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Kore (2013)

KORE Still There are spirals everywhere in nature. But where is the nature in an increasingly urban and dehumanised world? A japanese woman, dressed in the traditional way, goes in search of spirals hidden in the maze of industrial concrete. Even if it means to create spirals by herself.

Country: France
Director: Eric Dinkian
Language:

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Eight-Minute Deadline (2013)

EightMinuteDeadline Still In a world where mistakes are unacceptable, everyone is trying to catch up with strict deadlines. The main character, a postman, is given the mission to hand in a letter in eight minutes. Along the way he has to make a choice between love and duty. He lives brief moments of passion, defying the rules.

Country: Greece
Directors: Petros Papadopoulos, Zina Papadopoulou
Language:

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Animation

Animation An adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The pit and The Pendulum in stop motion animation.

Director: Nikos Kellis
Country: Greece
Language: English

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Brainside – A Stroke of Fate (2013)

Brainside – A Stroke of Fate2 Brainside is a storytelling experiment for medical visualizations. In contrast to classical images of this genre which appear very distant and sober usually, Brainside runs another path by making use of cinematic devices when helming with the cruel beauty of a nature catastrophe- all taking place in an hidden microcosm.

Country: Germany
Director: Tobias S. Hoffman
Language:

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Malk de Koijn – A Long Time Ago (2013)

a long time ago Music video ‘En Gang’/ Malk De Koijn A man travels back in time, through past memories of being young, careless and free.

Country: Denmark
Director: Kira Richards Hansen

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16.04.2013

In the Countryside (2013)

In the Countryside2 The long married couple Elin and Eske have a farm in the idyllic Jutland, Denmark, which creates the frame for their life, even though it is not always as idyllic as one would think.

Director: Andreas Steen Sørensen
Country: Denmark
Language: Danish, Subtitle: English

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Smaller than the sky (2013)

Smaller-than-the-sky-300x170 “Smaller than the sky” tells a story of a woman who suffers after the car crash which caused the death of her husband and daughter. This is a film about raw emotions, about feelings in the moment between life and death.

Country: United Arab Emirates
Director: Abdullah Assan Ahmed
Language: Arabic, Subtitles: English

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11.04.2013

Boeing (2013)

Boeing Still Four year old girl, a second ago comforted by her loving family, finds herself surrounded by Kafkaesque soviet industrial landscapes with no apparent possibility to break away. Boeing is an official music video for US/Spanish band Brazzaville.

Country: Russia
Directors: Natalya Kudryashova, Semyon Galperin

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Apocryphal (2013)

apocryphal Carlos awakens from a nightmare stalked by Death. Embracing the dream as a premonition, he decides to change his route. However, trying to deceive fate could result in his becoming brutal and ruthless. Nevertheless, something is obvious: the world belongs to those who learn to take advantage.

Country: Mexico
Director: Ernesto Fundora
Language: Spanish, Subtitle: English

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Insideout (2013)

insideout Mind and body, two aspects of the same unity. This intense short video blends the impact of images and the strong metaphor of movements, to give body and voice to the inner discomfort of panic attacks, too often unspoken about and yet affecting many people in modern society.

Country: UK
Director: Flaminia Graziadei
Language: English, Subtitle: French

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Niagara (2013)

niagara Two guys in a car and one million dollars in a bag. One of them wonders how he’s going to steal it all from his lover. A road trip starts…

Country: UK
Director: Leopold Dewolf
Language: English, Subtitle: French

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Myra (2013)

MYRA Still_laurelSQAURE Myra Hindley, one half of The Moors’ Murderers, was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing three children. In 1995, almost thirty years since her conviction, Britain’s most reviled woman spoke to the public from prison, publishing her memoirs in the Guardian Newspaper.

Country: UK
Director: Dan Smyth
Language: English, Subtitle: French

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24.03.2013

Balkanica LTD

balkanica In a barren landscape, a boy goes to fill a water container at a fountain. But there is a fierce looking militiaman standing guard there. The boy needs to make something up fast, because in that situation all it takes is a thumb-up or a thumb-down to either live or die.

Country: Italy
Director: Daniele Scarpi
Language: Russian, Subtitle: English

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Hip Hop Hassid (2013)

HipHopHassid Hip Hop Hassid is a short documentary exploring the racial fracture between Jewish and Afro-Americans in Brooklyn, seen by an hassidic rapper. Describes by introducing the masses to his music in nightclubs, exposing himself to prejudice and critiques by his community.

Country: Italy
Director: Francesca Pagani
Language: English, Subtitle: French

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A Milkshake at Gina’s (2013)

A Milkshake at Gina's The simple intent of crossing the street to get a sip of a tasty beverage turns into a nerve- wracking fight against hookers, brutal thugs and armed, let alone drenched bandits. And just when everything seems lost, Gina serves a milkshake that contains a very special ingredient.

Country: Germany
Director: Florian Ross
Language: English

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Moving Gracefully Toward the Exit (2013)

Moving Gracefully Towards the Exit Stills_laurelSQUARE American Choreographer Patrice Regnier and French Scientist Michel Gouilloud agreed to film the last years of Mr. Gouilloud’s life, after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Countries: France, USA
Directors: Jean-Bernard Andro, Patrice Regnier
Language: English, Subtitle: French, English

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