Films | Fiction
Director: Daniel Pini
Italy | 14 Min | 2021
Matilde lives in a cramped house on the beach with her grandfather. She scours the sand with her metal detector to make some money, hoping to find something of value.
Born in Rome, 1987. He quit his job when he received admission to the Directing class of the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. Alongside his studies he founded the production company Nikada Film.
Script: Daniele Pini, Nicoletta Senzacqua
D.O.P: Sandro Chessa
Editing: Niccolò Notario
Producer: Daniele Pini, Claudia de Angelis, Niccolòm Notario
Director: Tatiana Ra
Russia| 23 Min| 2021
Vanya is 7 years old, he is a wizard and friend of the defective Bunny, but his parents are seriously concerned about his strange behavior, his unwillingness to communicate with his peers, and his ailment: severe stuttering.
Born in St.Petersburg, 1980. Graduated from St.Petersburg State University in 2002, where she studied French Literature and Sociology. In 2015 graduated from St.Petersburg State University of Film and Television at the workshop of Sergey Ovcharov.
Script: Maria Elagina
D.O.P: Igor Osipov
Editing: Alexander Ezhber
Producer: Tatiana Ra
Director: Julien Kobersy
Lebanon | 8 Min | 2021
Told through a single-window frame, the history of two generations unfold. Family dynamics take place, in a means all too familiar to make one wonder: will they repeat their history?
Born in 1991, Saida Lebanon, he studied audio-visual at Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Balamand university where I obtained his Masters's in cinema directing. His master's short film is “Afif”(2014).
Script: Julien Kobersy
D.O.P: Patrick Farah
Editing: Julien Kobersy
Producer: Fayez Abou Khater
4- First Last Summer
Director: Nastazja Gonera
Poland | 24 Min | 2021
The world as we know coming to an end. In a secret military center, somewhere by the Polish sea, a strange experiment is being carried out - a group of scientists and military men transform repeat offenders into animals.
Born 1990. Theatrologist, director, and scriptwriter graduate of Lodz Film School. She’s an author of several short movies, music videos, and documentaries. Now she is currently working on her feature debut.
Script: Nastazja Gonera
D.O.P: Tomasz Gajewski
Editing: Nikodem Chabior, Alan Zejer
Producer: Agata Golanska
Director: Kristian Xipolias
Italy | 15 Min | 2021
What would the protagonist of "Bicycle Thieves", do if he lived in Italy 2021? Perhaps he would be like Manfredi, a 40 year-old man, unemployed, whose only chance is to become a rider. But he needs a bicycle.
Studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin and Film Direction at the S.N.C.I in Florence. In 2018 he was co-founder of the Cinestrada film collective. he directed the short film “Ruina” which was selected in numerous international festivals.
Script: Kristian Xipolias, Antonio Tribulato
D.O.P: Jacopo Meneghin
Editing: Enrico Giovannone
Producer: Kristian Xipolias, Giovanni Tournon
6- Hidden Road
Director: KIM Cheol hwi
South Korea | 23 Min| 2021
Two cars are seen smashed on a quiet road where cars are unlikely to travel."Sung-hoon" lost his wife and daughter in the accident, but "Tae-soo" has no problem.
Born in 1994. Exemplary Citizen was his first short film, premiered in Cannes Film Festival – Critics’ Week in 2018. Hidden Road is his second short film.
Script: KIM Cheol hwi
D.O.P: JUNG Jae ha
Editing: PARK Yong woon
Producer: PARK Doo byung
Director: Chabname Zariab
France| 20 Min| 2021
As Louise prepares to go out of her building, a man hands her a bag before being picked up by the police.
Born in Afghanistan, arrives in France at ageof7. She publishes her first novel, The Afghan Pianist, in 2011. She wrote and direct three short films: When You Hear the Bells, The Camel Boy, Hizia. Now she works on her debut feature film, Daddy
Script: Chabname Zariab
D.O.P: Eric Devin
Editing: Manon Falise
Producer: Lucas Tothe, Lou Chicoteau, Jean-Etienne Brat
8- I am an Emergency
Director: Raúl Díez Rodríguez
Spain | 24 Min | 2021
An ambulance transfers a patient in very serious condition after suffering an accident, they discover that there has been confusion and since it is not his insurance they leave him in the nearest emergency hospital.
After Directing his animation short film Sr. Trapo, 2003. He directed another animated short film called El Ermitaño, 2018. Then he decided together with his brother Daniel Díez, art director, to film his first professional fiction short film.
Script: Raúl Diez,Luis Mateo Diez,Jaime D Álvarez
D.O.P: Raúl Díez Rodríguez,José Luis Borja
Editing: Raúl Díez Rodríguez,Daniel Díez Rodríguez
Producer: José A. Tomás, Madel Ortiz
9- Long Trip
Director: Ali Kadhum
Iraq, Belgium | 13 Min | 2021
Driss is the son of a Moroccan father and a Belgian mother. After his father’s death, he goes on a trip in which he faces his father and uncle’s childhood friend. Then he has to make a fateful decision according to the answer to the question: Will he cremate his father’s body or return it to his father’s homeland, according to tradition?
Born in Baghdad, 1982. He first studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and then the University of Baghdad. He decided to leave Iraq because of the war. In 2006, he ended up in Antwerp, where he finds his way in the theater world as a stage designer and technician.
Script: Ali Kadhum
D.O.P: Dries Vanderaerden
Editing: Delali Ocloo
Directors: Birutė Kapustinskaitė
Lithuania | 15 Min | 2021
When a single mother invites her pregnant daughter over for the weekend, she tries to show how much she cares, but anxiety takes over. Instead of connecting, the mother’s controlling behavior pushes her daughter away.
Playwriter and screenwriter. In 2018, she received Lithuania’s national Golden Cross Award for the best playwright and Best Screenplay award in 2019. She teaches screenwriting. The short film ‘Mothers’ is her debut as a director.
Script: Birutė Kapustinskaitė
D.O.P: Vytautas Katkus
Editing: Gabrielė Urbonaitė
Producer: Rūta Petronytė, Kęstutis Drazdauskas
11- My Black Heart
Director: Garush Ghazaryan
Armenia | 16 Min | 2021
50-year-old Poghos, the resident of Yerevan, who, having many financial problems, has been eagerly waiting for his father’s 100th anniversary to get a Niva car from the government and sell it to pay his bills. However, nothing comes easily.
Film master at Yerevan State Institute of Theater and Cinema. During his study, he made 4 short films in 4 years as a writer, producer.
Script: Garush Ghazaryan
D.O.P: Vahe Terteryan
Editing: Garush Ghazaryan, Gevorg Galstyan
Producer: Sofya Hovhannisyan
Director: Lau Charles
México | 13 Min | 2021
Julia is a child living in a Mexican town trapped in the war against drug trafficking. After waiting for days for his father’s return she meets Miria, a hitman boy.
Born in Mexico City, 1991. She studied a theatre-oriented high school program. Later on, she got a bachelor’s degree in Plastic and Visual Arts. She is now studying for a Film Directing degree.
Script: Lau Charles
D.O.P: Pierre Clemenceau
Editing: Cosme Álvarez
Producer: Maja Moguel
13- Two Strangers, A Night
Director: Khaled Mansour
Egypt | 20 Min | 2022
The hidden side of Cairo has appeared at 4 am in morning. The car of a 30th young man breaks down at the beginning of a road. He seeks another way to travel in order to say goodbye to his beloved.
Born in Cairo 1991, graduated from Faculty of Arts, History department, Cairo University, at the same time he has studied cinema independently. He directed four short films.
Script: Mohamed Mahdy, Mohamed El-Hosseiny, Khaled Mansour
D.O.P: Mohamed Tarek Deraz
Editing: Omar Khodier
Producer: Rasha Hosny