June 2020 online screening session

Festival screening dates: 15th-30th June 2020

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Tainted Canvas

Morayo is an artist.

She has an impending deadline that could be the making of her career as such. Whilst attempting to create the wonderful masterpiece that will propel this change, she is hit with artist block. Out of frustration, she decides to take a walk. Inspiration comes when she sees a loving mother cater to her daughter.

1:31:59

Nigeria

English

https://vimeo.com/388484451

 

Nigeria, United Kingdom

http://www.taintedcanvasmovie.com

 

 

Best Psychological Feature

THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER: THE MUSICAL (2)

A tarot card predicts Muerte on the Eve of the Day of the Dead.
Set in Salem, MA on an All Hallows' Eve, a wedding feast has been prepped.

0:47:00

Canada

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G68YAhZUNxsmipg6KlpU8TZklrZXPEhG/view?usp=sharing

https://youtu.be/SaC_GmXjmaE

 

 

 

Best Musical Feature

A Home for Curiosities

A young boy discovers a house full of forgotten imaginary friends. Along with his friend Alice, Wallace helps bring these curiosities back to the real world to meet new human companions.

0:15:00

United States

English

https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/14798593

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k5Pme-bSUxrz5GQ0l_z01RH22W3uMGMO/view?usp=sharing

https://www.facebook.com/curiositiesfilm2018/

 

 

 

 

Macy's Goes To War

"Macy's Goes to War" is a fictional short black and white "Washingtone News" newsreel from 1942 telling the story of FDR's call for much needed scrap rubber and his phone call to Mr Macy resulting in Macy's Department Store's vital contribution to the US war effort.

0:05:37

United States

English

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ed13gvnexJfSOtYxCyOOMlXIFs0eWfx/view?u...

https://www.facebook.com/OCDAssociates/

http://www.ocda.biz

https://www.twitter.com/duncanputney

https://www.facebook.com/OCDAssociates

 

The Donbass children

This is a movie about the Donbas war, first-person stories. You will hear the stories of so-called "ordinary people". These people suffered from irrational from a military point of view strikes on civilian targets.

1:00:00

Bulgaria

Russian

https://youtu.be/R-9KSOsR3y0

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DekpiX3b1IQsQChLvrBnj7V3J4jr541x/view?u...

https://www.facebook.com/ksietta

https://www.facebook.com/DonbassPravda/

 

 

 

 

SOUP

A woman is making soup in her kitchen. Just when she thinks it is ready, she notices what appears to be an unspeakable sight: a human fetus..

0:27:00

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/soupshortfilm/

 

 

 

 

Ferruccio story of a little robot

Duccio is an inventor by vocation, and in his home workshop tries an exceptional challenge. Thanks to his determination and a bit of magic, a short circuit will create Ferruccio, a robot created by assembling contraptions that has been recycled.

0:06:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golden Bream

Young “secular nun” Elena goes on pilgrimage to holy places of Russia in the hope of healing her mental disorder. Feeling her
Guardian-Angel’s invisible protection, the girl enjoys her fascinating journey which is smooth sailing, without any difficulties,
troubles, and woes.

0:23:39

 

 

 

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6394204/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IHbqsNsC_JmxKnnKHOKsEzO0w9l7zb7E/view?u...

 

 

 

Dreaming the Memories of Now

Journeying into the mythical space of southern Mexico, visual artists Geska and Robert Brecevic and their five-year old daughter Katja unearth complex stories in which time, memory and nostalgia are continually reenacted. Dreaming The Memories of Now leads us through a stunning and profound exploration of the artistic process of creation and an ethereal declaration of love for a place.

1:32:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUIDAS/ESCAPES

A woman in crisis after the death of his father, escapes from his feelings on a trip. Live beautiful adventures. Others sad and terribles

His meeting with other women who have suffered gender violence, and particularly the facts that tells Caddy Adzuba, famous journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo, change your life.

1:28:00

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/LaFraguaAudio/
https://www.facebook.com/Escapes-1661558677447767/

 

 

 

Best Drama Feature

Kohtaro in Space wonderland

"An SF adventure fantasy film starring a young boy.He and a pink Raccoon dog(a nanny robot) head to the Chocolate planet. There they meet a little boy robot. The 3 work together to fight.
A heart warming film that can be appreciated by a wide audience and teaches the importance of cooperation.

0:11:00

 

 

 

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3757838/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
https://www.facebook.com/kohtaro.in.space.wonderland/

https://www.facebook.com/Koutarou-in-Space-Wonderland-189166344428208/

 

 

 

 

Eraser Wars

I had collected packaged erasers of various shapes and colors by buying them with my allowance money since being in the lower grades of elementary school.
I had also seen a lot of action movies and read a lot of battle manga, which influenced my imagination.

0:10:00

 

 

 

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6694050/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

 

 

 

 

Detective Pork

 

0:03:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Japanese Short

Wanpoo VS Ikuramushi Civil warrr In A Household

 

0:03:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Last Time

 

0:35:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Japanese Feature

LE PAPILLON

"Vanessa, a thirty-something mother who is struggling to make ends meet, travels to Marseille following the death of her father, a well-known sculptor who went mad during Vanessa’s adolescence.
She who has not seen her father since the separation of her parents has an appointment with Master Leclerc, in charge of the estate, in her father’s old workshop."

0:25:38

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_PLimL4LSpHnPzhnoYeqRU8LiGNosZmc/view?u...

https://www.facebook.com/LePapillonDesTwins/?ref=bookmarks

 

 

 

Best French Short

The Map is the Territory

A world map flows into alternate realities. Coastlines drift and borders shift, as a radio searches through an endless spectrum.

0:10:00

United States

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dC4cvTheqqnerp_Mdw_h70FRicf_FFeA/view?u...

http://vanmcelwee.com/

http://vanmcelwee.com

 

 

Best US Short

Fadi Awad - To Glory Land

A musical and movie score...

0:05:51

Canada

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistFadiAwad/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KUKKWYr-GA

 

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistFadiAwad/

 

I'm Not Lying

How can a Chinese girl survive in a Chinese red terrorist political struggle!

0:15:00

United States

Chinese

 

 

https://vimeo.com/362954966
Passcode: Lying2019

 

 

 

 

Pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/..

https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie

https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie

 

 

Jog

MIKEY (21), a skinny tall man, is jogging. The creepy figure walks up towards him. The figure opens his arms wide and... The rest is a mystery.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/VitalySumin7789
https://www.facebook.com/dostoyevsky.bts/ (2.3k likes)
https://www.facebook.com/NotesFromTheNewWorld/ (1879 likes)
https://www.facebook.com/VMProds/
https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/

https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

https://vmproductions-us.tumblr.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/vitaly-sumin-737b4b1

https://twitter.com/Dostoyevsky23
https://twitter.com/NotesMovie
https://twitter.com/TheNotesMovie
https://www.instagram.com/vm_productions/
https://www.pinterest.com/vmpfilms/

 

 

Speed Cinema

A strange, obsessive man does meth to watch films 24/7.

 

0:09:17

United States

English

 

 

 

 

 

Best Cinematography

The Flight of the Gypsy Nightingale

A documentary on the life and times of Christina Linhardt, singer-song writer-actor-performance artist extraordinaire. Join us from Bubble bath Torch song to the insights and stories from family and a host of LA Theater Scene cohorts, through to the body painted opera aria finale.

1:16:43

 

 

 

 

FACEBOOK: PASQUALE MOSCATELLO OR pat4film@verizon.net

 

 

 

 

The Tale of a Corporate Slave

Working in a call center sucks. It's even worse when your sexist boss micromanages you about your performance, but when you start hallucinating that the donuts are asking you to eat them, it might be time to get some spiritual guidance from the homeless lady that reads tarot cards.

1:40:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Word

In a world where freedom is forbidden and no one has the right to speak, a man will try to defeat the gendarme and the vigil to restore freedom in his world. All this will not happen without wounds.

0:19:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Primavera

“Primavera” is a short dance video that takes its inspiration from the Boticelli painting, featuring the Three Graces enacting the rites of Spring.

0:04:10

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/Film-Reviews-114667730184400/?modal=admin_todo_...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zEh_eizQcnQinukZsBvQBg7MFNTV2Pvx/view?u...

 

 

 

Lacuna

A mathematician sacrifices his life in order to solve a problem which could change the destiny of the world. His good friend, a philosopher, is facing the right punishment for committing a sin. A priest who is trying to save the prisoner’s soul.A painter, the mathematician’s girlfriend. All the characters paths intertwine and plainly and offer a perspective on the nature of human existence

0:41:58

 

 

 

 

http://lacunafilm.net

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5350736/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1otlOPH3BVeX4G6TJ1B5pIFepB3AyLDk7/view?u...

 

 

 

Tennis Dad

The film is about Malin, a 17-year-old girl who lives under pressure from her dad to become a tennis pro. Malin has been training tennis intensively since childhood and has now realized that she doesn’t want to play tennis anymore. Malin has got other interests and her body begins to protest against the daily training.

1:35:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Sport Feature

Decision

An old lady is being closely watched by a young man, who acts like a caring one. Later on, he meets an ordinary thief and requires from him to break in the old lady’s apartment. Even though the thief wasn’t willing, he managed to convince him to do the job. After a day, the thief breaks in the apartment. Soon after that, the old lady gets sick.

0:21:31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Drama Short

The Beginning

The world is full of lies and deception. People doubt in everything; everything seems suspicious to them. They even doubt in their own existence. They are not sure whether what they see is real or imaginary, while the reality is completely different. Insecurity prevails. Is death the end or the beginning? That’s the question.

0:13:33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Philosophical Short

Conversation on Life

The short movie “Conversation on life” represents a reconstruction of an event that happened to the movie hero, the writer himself, Vulnet during his youth.
Vulnet describes his life story to his grandson Arbresh, who after many attempts manages to prepare an adorable surprise for his grandfather.

0:14:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Real Life Short

Rose's Turn

A glamorous European couple working in LA invite a homeless woman for dinner, and learn that their idea of helping may not be as simple as it seems.

0:14:53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith

 

0:22:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zu den Sternen

Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall Singer Marco
Hoffmann has reached the height of his popularity.

1:13:00

Germany

German

https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/14267295

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B-Dhv1aE1iL26bWk5Ocad772NVC0-lZh/view?u...

http://www.zudensternen-derfilm.de/
https://www.facebook.com/Zu-den-Sternen-316923395695275/

http://www.zudensternen-derfilm.de

 

https://www.facebook.com/Zu-den-Sternen-316923395695275/

 

China's 3Dreams

Twelve years in the making, China’s 3Dreams takes its audience deep inside the dreams and dilemmas of China’s people, with no presenter or narrator interposed between audience and subject. Every voice is a Chinese voice. The film’s subjects reveal with astonishing candour how the government affects their lives and explain the layers of corruption, the censorship of the internet, and especially the continuing traumatic effects on almost every family - of the Cultural Revolution.

1:27:30

Australia

 

https://vimeo.com/75835549

 

 

https://nicktorrensfilms.com/about/

 

 

Best Political Feature

The End

A crisis of a middle aged man who finds himself trapped in his memories, trying to cope with the physical and mental feeling of impending end.
"The End" is made as the last part of a trilogy of a non-narative movie cycle, in which a Count experiences three different spaces and moments in his life.

0:11:00

Latvia

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19xXZBwDCqhJsYNIcCBsYFJkUWGD14vp6/view?u...

http://www.karlisvitols.com

 

 

Best Short

The animal that therefore I am

“What does the animal see when it looks at me?” Three animals and a woman in an enclosed space. As they study each other, their own methods of communication create a wordless conversation. We view them in close-up and from various perspectives, with the woman as a solitary species in this universe.

0:10:37

Netherlands

English, French

https://vimeo.com/304166522

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zo5fl9wwfDcju_HY1_-1M8B3Zx15cfS5/view?u...

https://www.facebook.com/beadevisser.nl

https://anotherfilm.zone/

https://twitter.com/BeadeVisser

https://facebook.com/beadevisser.nl

 

Dichotomy Brewing: A Keith R Booker Story

When a young man witnesses race riots during the longest lasting Martial Law in USA history, he turns to the NAACP to create lasting change in Delaware. His fight against racism led him to serve as President of the NAACP for 10 years and Civil Rights Leader for over 30 years.

0:19:58

 

 

 

 

http://bkwilson.weebly.com/

 

 

 

 

Atoms Orbit

As he hides from society, a man is left to face what is within.

1:59:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Feature

Items of Interest

Mysterious hand-offs take place from the American northeastern coast to southwest towns near the Mexican border. As hidden surveillance abounds.

1:13:09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Mystery Feature

TOMI, ERVIN AND THE SCHOOL

Székelyvarság is a settlement scattered on a huge territory in Hargita County, Romania, surrounded by wild forests and meandering streams, where the effects of globalization have not yet reached. People living here are in close relationship with tradition and nature.

0:58:44

Hungary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seasonless

In a bloody war with ISIS, the burnt body of an American soldier was accidentally presented to a long awaiting Kurdish mother, while the real American soldier’s mother waits at San Diego’s navy base for a son that will never return.

23:16:00

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Kurdish

https://vimeo.com/290410317

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gwMxvHsD5Jc8y8RFjztFVG_qIKxZx8gP/view?usp=sharing

https://www.facebook.com/Seasonless.ShortFilm/?modal=admin_todo_tour

 

 

 

Best Iranian Feature

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde's "The Portrait of Dorian Gray" leads sharply edged through central explosive and sociologically immanent important themes of the Victorian era. Self-alienation, loss of reality, egoism, depression and painful social confusion are symbolically experienced through the creation of the young Dorian Gray's portrait.

0:22:00

Germany

English

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxRRLDKacKc

 

 

 

 

 

Best German Short

Tokyo Saba Girls Refrain

 

0:49:00

 

 

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KieKRwYNTFECCfCZ_cM9RqOBwczr2dQR/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/fussi359

Best Japanese Film

...And The Rest Is History

Two shady guys in dark suits. A mysterious girl out of nowhere. A gloomy figure in a parking garage. All of them looking for the same thing, a black folder from New York. And all of them seem to think that it’s Tim who can lead them to it and help them understand its contents.

1:28:00

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/udrig

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Wind

Desperate grassroots director Lan Hai and a friend of his named Ouyang, they decided to film a mockumentary. Jiang Xiao, a graduating senior student influenced by the Chinese mainstream education, he decided to film the entire process of Lan's mockumentary production as his final project before graduation.

1:18:48

 

 

https://twitter.com/lsz1980
https://www.facebook.com/shuzhang.lan/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PBJ5uGZuxpB9a4OPbQG2jUdQAMMVfNJl/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

 

Sockeye Salmon. Red fish

Sockeye, a species of wild salmon, is born in Kamchatkan waters and spends its entire life in the Pacific Ocean. Only once does it return to fresh waters - to give offspring, start the circle of life, and die. It is an inexhaustible resource that feeds billions of people on the planet, restored every year! But soon, we may find ourselves facing the unimaginable: humans will exhaust the inexhaustible!

0:51:00

Russian Federation

Russian

https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/15104756

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/SpilenokFilm/

 

Some Sofia Bards and Other Local Birds

Sofia. Spring. The city is awakening. The cotton balls of poplars resemble the long-gone snow. The wind pushes them along the surface of the water. Drops of spring rain transform into concentric circles. The rain gets heavier, and the linden blossoms dance under the raindrops. The melody flows as the wind blows, up and down the streets, among the buildings, in between people.

1:00:37

 

 

https://vimeo.com/258642523