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A Childhood Drama amid Political Violence – Rainbow Fields

Rainbow Fields is powerful and serious insight into the troubled political times in the Indian state of Assam. Thirty years after leaving Assam, Niyor hears of the death of his best childhood friend and goes on a quest to rediscover his childhood and finds some dark secrets about his friend that grew out of their friendship. Bidyut Kotoky is a skilful and experienced director and it shows. Rainbow Fields has been nominated for the Feature Drama Award.

Check it out at our festival, which runs from 17 August to 26 August 2018.

Great Spanish Thriller – A Sublime Life

A Sublime Life is a clever mystery thriller with an unusual storyline with some unexpected twists and turns. Dr. Ivan leads a double life, tricking unhappy people to change their lives in some very strange ways. Filmmaker, Luís Diogo has demonstrated his ability as a skilled writer and director. It's a great film and has been nominated for the Featture Drama Award. Check it out at our festival, which runs from 17 August to 26 August 2018.

Onion, a Crazy and Cleverly Crafted Animation

Onion is a crazy semi-animated drama, sending up the fictional “Zodiac Yoga”. I laughed the whole way through and yet it showed how mad humanity is in some very real ways. Only 22 minutes long, experienced Argentinian director, Juan Pablo Zaramella, has demonstrated great story-telling skills with cinematic magic. Onion has been nominated for the Short Drama Award.

Check it out at our festival, which runs from 17 August to 26 August 2018.

Drama Features

Torments D’Amour

Torments of Love

On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house…

Year
2017
Duration
50 minutes
Director
Julies Caroline
Location
France

On an island off the coast of Guadeloupe, two sisters, Myriam and Vanessa, have planned to stay for a few days in the family house, where the sweet memory of their grandmother is still vivid. But Vanessa is not aware that a particular guest is expected for lunch and when she catches sight of their father coming, a cold and quiet man that she didn't want to see anymore, it is too late to escape the confrontation. Around the table, unsaid things, provocations and blunders will lead each individual to face their own ambiguous feelings.

Santarrostru

Santarrostru is a gripping thriller played out across the landscapes of rural Spain and Portugal.

Year
2017
Duration
101 minutes
Director
Barco Rodrigo
Location
Spain

Santarrostru is a gripping thriller played out across the landscapes of rural Spain and Portugal. When Bruno, an art collector is asked to find two valuable gold artefacts, he recives a fake one. As the underworld moves in, money and revenge take hold resulting in violence and self-destruction.

Puya - In the Circle of Time

Puya, a German–Iranian who has lived in Germany for nearly thirty years, is trying with difficulty to make it as a filmmaker – so far to no avail.

Year
2017
Duration
86 minutes
Director
Shahbaz Noshir
Location
Germany

Puya, a German–Iranian who has lived in Germany for nearly thirty years, is trying with difficulty to make it as a filmmaker – so far to no avail. The way to a feature length film is far. So he makes his way as a wedding videographer and occasional actor. Surprisingly, one day he immediately encounters Nimrod, a protagonist of the script on which he is working feverishly. The figure, a German Jewish doctor fleeing from the Nazi regime, now finds a home in Puya. First, Nimrod urges Puya to terminate the script and thus his suffering. But when Nimrod comes into contact with the current refugee crisis in Europe, he starts to become more and more interested in the presence…

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Wander about me

Saayeh is in her 30s, seeking for her dreams in today’s Tehran.

Year
2016
Duration
76 minutes
Director
Ghazaleh Soltani
Location
Iran

Saayeh is in her 30s, seeking for her dreams in today’s Tehran.

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A sublime life

Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness…

Year
2017
Duration
105 minutes
Director
Luõs Diogo
Location
Portugal

Dr. Ivan has found two radical cures for unhappiness: the diagnosis of fake terminal cancers and the temporary elimination of some of the 5 senses. But will the therapies result or do they have unforeseeable side effects?

Rainbow Fields

A famous film director has to confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident…

Year
2017
Duration
94 minutes
Director
Bidyut Kotoky
Location
India

On a soul searching journey back to his native place on hearing the news of the death of a childhood friend, a famous film director has to confront the unresolved vestiges of a terrible childhood accident, before he loses his last chance for redemption and closure.

Drama Shorts

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The flightless cormorant

The sea is the thin border between what we are and what we are forced to be.

Year
2018
Duration
7 minutes
Director
Gabriele Bròcani
Location
Italy

The sea is the thin border between what we are and what we are forced to be.

Traces

What happens when love disappears? And can it truly go away, leaving no trace behind?

Year
2017
Duration
12 minutes
Director
Alexander Kristiansen, Odveig Klyve
Location
Norway

What happens when love disappears? And can it truly go away, leaving no trace behind?

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4'9

A teacher of future teachers, bet for a radical change in education…

Year
2018
Duration
11 minutes
Director
Nacho Ros
Location
Spain

A teacher of future teachers, bet for a radical change in education, through its course "4'9"; to involve and seduce their students, will tell the childhood of a well-known character.

Unspoken

To his friends and family, Johnny seems perfectly content.

Year
2017
Duration
12 minutes
Director
Zoà Birse
Location
Australia

To his friends and family, Johnny seems perfectly content. But behind a beautifully painted facade lies a tortured soul desperate for a way out.

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The Photographer

Helena walks in the gardens of the Versailles palace, photographing statues of antique gods.

Year
2018
Duration
12 minutes
Director
Bertrand Normand
Location
France

Helena walks in the gardens of the Versailles palace, photographing statues of antique gods. Through her camera, she perceives the presence of a male statue who has come to life and is lurking around her. She runs away, but the statue finds her. Helena decides to face it.

The Snag

When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual…

Year
2018
Duration
8 minutes
Director
Location
France

When Camille meet Etienne, there is something more than usual. But she has a secret which will ruin everything between them : she has HIV. When she runs away and then he catches her, the complicity turned to a lack of understanding. Despite their shared desire, those two hearts will hurt each other.

La Bodega Del Toro

Este corto, mezcla datos de la vida Real de un Torero Navarro, nació en Tafalla el 21 de enero del 1903…

Year
2017
Duration
13 minutes
Director
Reyes Caballero
Location
Spain

Este corto, mezcla datos de la vida Real de un Torero Navarro, nació en Tafalla el 21 de enero del 1903. Lo llamaban el Leon de Navarra. Estuvo locamente enamorado de su "Modestita" . Y "La Mas Cara Trianera" su amor, es personaje ficticio, de una Bailaora Sevillana que no existió y que es solo producto de una inspiración… Se comunican con el lenguaje secreto del abanico.

The White Pearl

Year 1900 - RUSSIA: Oxana (Pearl) a beautiful and rich heiress, saddened by the loss of her beloved husband, takes refuge in finding PEACE in her faith…

Year
2018
Duration
14 minutes
Director
Reyes Caballero
Location
Spain

Year 1900 - RUSSIA: Oxana (Pearl) a beautiful and rich heiress very young widow of a soldier, with a shoot of less than a month Lena (Elena) saddened by the loss of her beloved husband, takes refuge in finding PEACE in her faith, love to his daughter and painting. An incentive to move forward in her life, this leads her to focus on meditation, reading and art. After the years in 1917 he finds in the beauty of his young daughter, the lost sensuality ... since he did not return to any man his beautiful body. Her teenage daughter has a passion for music, both of them adore the work of Maestro Pablo Sarasate, instilling in her as a child the love for the arts, with the utmost naturalness, these two women create a world full of subtlety ... in their lives there is a woman who Mark your destiny, a great friend, Aleksandra, who Belongs to a Russian aristocratic family of Ukrainian origin, which anchors its roots beyond the thirteenth century a great Feminist, she was always at his side as a patron ... that year They travel to Paris fleeing Russia, this friend protects them, from there to the South of France. 1935 Lena travels to Pamplona, ​​already as a great researcher, looking for the roots of Pablo Sarasate.

Max

Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research…

Year
2018
Duration
18 minutes
Director
Mr Bouhaïk
Location
France

Strange phenomena have occurred following the fire of the Institute of Biomedical Research of the Armies, Max tells us his version of the facts.

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Limbo

The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them…

Year
2016
Duration
29 minutes
Director
Konstantina Kotzamani
Location
France, Greece

The leopard shall lie down with the goat. The wolves shall live with the lambs. And the young boy will lead them. 12+1 kids and the carcass of a whale washed ashore…

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The last embrace

The Little girl wants to show her drawing to her family…

Year
2018
Duration
4 minutes
Director
Saman Hosseinpuor
Location
Iran

The Little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones, she goes to her grandpa who has just past away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.

Documentary

Guns and Guitars

Guns and Guitars track the journey of the director Bidyut back to his root - northeast India…

Year
2016
Duration
94 minutes
Director
Bidyut Kotoky
Location
India

Guns and Guitars track the journey of the director Bidyut back to his root - northeast India.

The 8 northeastern states connect with the rest of the country with a mere corridor of 21 km in breath at places, but shares more than 4500 km of international borders with 5 different countries Filmed as a travelogue, this musical quest brings to light the positive influence of music emanating from the youth living in this region, which is crippled by state and non state violence for the last half a century.

The journey finally culminates on the celebratory night of 24th May with Bob Dylan’s birthday concert, organized by the legendary northeastern musician Lou Majaw for the 41st consecutive years, where all the 8 rock bands with whom we interacted earlier participate. With guitar in their hands and songs of life and hope on their lips, these youngsters are truly instrumental in changing the northeastern canvas of despair and anguish into one of hope and peace, much like how Bob Dylan operated in the America of 60s, torn by civil rights movements & Vietnam War …

Living the Tradition, an enchanting journey into old Irish Airs

Behind every Irish tune is an ancient tale of love and loss, of history and heroes.

Year
2017
Duration
52 minutes
Director
Maarten Roos
Location
Ireland, Portugal

Behind every Irish tune is an ancient tale of love and loss, of history and heroes. Living the Tradition is the journey cello player and composer Ilse de Ziah takes around Ireland in a search for undiscovered secrets of ten Irish Airs. Along the way she meets with renowned Irish musicians, scholars and local characters who share the history and stories behind the music with her. Ilse performs these intensely beautiful pieces in the places they originally come from, spanning the length and breadth of Ireland. Filmmaker Maarten Roos captures the romantic landscapes, the charm of the Irish people and the powerful resonance of the cello, creating a fresh and fascinating account of Irish music and culture.

On the floor

A woman, middle-aged, mired in discouragement and on the edge of the abyss, begins to find objects in her path.

Year
2018
Duration
14 minutes
Director
Celia Bermejo
Location
Spain

A woman, middle-aged, mired in discouragement and on the edge of the abyss, begins to find objects in her path. The encounters are more and more numerous, obsessing until they believe that they are marking their destiny. A final encounter will change your point of view from the ground to the sky.

25 Tracks

25 are two unknown, indie songwriters in a bare bones studio on a train in the industrial West of Melbourne…

Year
2016
Duration
52 minutes
Director
Fiona Cochrane
Location
Australia

25 are two unknown, indie songwriters in a bare bones studio on a train in the industrial West of Melbourne - Australia’s music capital. 25 plan to write, record then release a fresh song every two weeks of the year. Cath loves pop, Nick loves garage rock. She wants jazz flute, he wants a dirty guitar. Is this ever going to work, are they totally deluded, is it an impossible goal? Will anyone even care or notice in the century of information and product overload? This is not reality TV, it’s not a competition, it’s real musicians doing their own thing.

Animation

The Fall

As celestial beings descend to Earth vitiating its population, the world’s order unbalances…

Year
2018
Duration
25 minutes
Director
Boris Labbé
Location
France

As celestial beings descend to Earth vitiating its population, the world’s order unbalances. Initiated by these terms, a tragic fall leads to the parturition of crucial opposites: Hell and Heaven’s circles.

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Onión

Jessica assist to a yoga class that may expand her universe in an extreme way.

Year
2016
Duration
22 minutes
Director
Juan Pablo Zaramella
Location
Argentina

Jessica assist to a yoga class that may expand her universe in an extreme way.

The Tasmanian Tiger

A Tasmanian tiger wanders around in his zoo enclosure…

Year
2017
Duration
13 minutes
Director
Vergine Keaton
Location
France, Greece

A Tasmanian tiger wanders around in his zoo enclosure. A glacier is slowly melting. Facing its predicted disappearance

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Eden

E and A are bored to death in the Garden of Eden…

Year
2017
Duration
5 minutes
Director
Julie Caty
Location
France

E and A are bored to death in the Garden of Eden. One night, they run off in God's cabriolet. Early in the morning, God notices their absence. Furious, he summons Dinosaur, his henchman, and sends him to get the fugitives...

You Will Be Fine

Give it time. You'll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday…

Year
2017
Duration
15 minutes
Director
Céline Devaux
Location
France

Give it time. You'll get over it. Jean celebrates his birthday, gets drunk and recalls the dreadful weekend that led to his break-up with Mathilde.

iRony

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…

Year
2017
Duration
8 minutes
Director
Radheya Jegatheva
Location
Australia

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology… told from the perspective of a phone. Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem 'Seven Billion' written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writerís National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth)

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Midnight’s Garden

The moon is shining on a joyful couple. While they play they find a secret garden…

Year
2016
Duration
10 minutes
Director
Chieux Benoit
Location
France

The moon is shining on a joyful couple. While they play they find a secret garden in the middle of a forest. Unaware of the danger, the young couple goes deeper and deeper in this mysterious midnight garden. Charmed, they slowly lost themselves in this botanical labyrinth…

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