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Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Boat

European mercenaries searching for black powder become embroiled in the defense of End of an era of China against a horde of monstrous creatures.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Death Offers Life

The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The McHenry Trial

A young and brilliant academic phenom who not only passes the bar exam at age 14 but finds himself defending his homeless father on a murder charge when few believe he is innocent. He faces a shrewd law firm, an old school segregationist judge, and an arrogant prosecutor who is preparing to celebrate his 50th consecutive case win.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3 Coups

Life in a ordinary café is disrupted by the intrusion of a weird and authoritative woman who starts manipulating the customers as if they were puppets. In spite of themselves, they become both spectators and actors in a somewhat macabre drama. In this café turned into a stage, the life of a man from his birth to his death is (being) told. The story of his fate, bound to choices that are not always choices. The story of a mysterious man, in turn surprising or frightening, maybe because deep down we are very much like him. But is it just a game? Where is the story leading us to? Are we the spectators or the actors of that life?

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

ThiThippu

Thithippu is a story of a couple. The girl gets excited by the fragrance of a cut open jack fruit in neighbour's house, on a day that isn't just theirs. They are saddened by their plight but life has different ways to find sweetness and that forms the crux of the story.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Ladybug

Living in denial, Olivia wakes up to the sudden realization of loss after a triggering phone call from her mother. On her father's first death anniversary she runs from the flood of memories that she's kept shut so far but they are about to burst open.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Ladybug

Living in a dysfunctional home, a young girl escapes her reality.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Roadkill

Tillie's lonely life as a roadkill removal worker is destabilized when Wanda, a lively stranger, comes to town. Director Biography - Aliza Brugger  Aliza Brugger is a screenwriter, director and producer based in New York City, originally from Nebraska. She’s in her third year in Columbia University’s Film Screenwriting/Directing MFA program where she has written, directed and produced several films. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Nebraska in Film Studies and English. She went on to write and direct short films that have screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Sydney World Film Festival, Omaha Film Festival and El Dorado Film Festival where she won best editor for The Music Box, a film she also wrote/directed. Her goal as a screenwriter and director is to create stories that connect viewers to the image, to each other and to the world. She enjoys exploring themes of sexuality, female connection, nature and dys

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Breaking The Silence

Francesca, tormented by her past for nearly forty years, finally breaks the silence to tell the truth about her past.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Roadkill

After a widower relocates to a new house in an attempt to move on with his life, strange things begin to happen causing him to question his sanity. Director Biography - Sam Tomlinson, Thomas Savoury Thomas Savoury and Sam Tomlinson have been working professionally in the industry for eight years. Thomas graduated from Southampton Solent University with a degree in TV and video production and Sam from the University of South Wales with a degree in Sound Technology.

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Hitlerin kadaisi Ninaivugal

A drug addict named hitler tries to escape from rehabilitation centre with group of other patients. He regains the memories experienced in his past with kannagi. Atlast they all escaped or not? Director Biography - Vigneshkumar B  Currently living in chintadripet, chennai Completed tamil literature in Loyola College Past 4 years practising film making My goal is to do feature films

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

I'M Sinner

Over ten million female fetuses were aborted in the last two decades after prenatal gender checks in India. Every day there are many female infanticides committed by various methods. According to India's Government in 2016, 2000+ girls are killed every day in India. Due to this, there is an alarming sex-ratio imbalance rising between male and females in India. This story is about a father and his family that desperately want to raise a son, but had four daughters instead. It also follows the daughters' journey as they try to grasp why their father doesn't love them. Through a series of events, the father realizes his mistakes, recognizes his duty to raise them, and becomes a very proud father.The film also enlightens the Indian society by making them realize that this social injustice and discrimination will not stop until we take a stand to speak up collectively. Our film tagline is, "Tolerating injustice is a greater sin than inflicting.  Director

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Fitrat

Fitrat is a story about humans, their behavior and nature in today’s world. We as people judge others by the scale of our own worst instinct. Good, evil and the nature of people around us is subjective to our own predispositions and prejudices. We are what we judge. And what's worse, we are all connected weather we see the connection or not. The connection is objective. Two people, in their own worlds unawares to each other are connected by a series of incidents beyond their own control. And we the audience judge them. Set in the backdrop of ongoing riots taking place in Hyderabad, India. Fitrat starts with Nasir (Sudhanshu Pandey) an imposing figure of a man, a carpenter with the respect and fear of his community is summoned to the police station and is taken into preventive custody for the duration of the riots. Vishnu (Rajit Kapur) an upper middleclass man is seen worried about his financial commitments. The riots die down over the night and N

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

We

(Note: Film Will Start After 72 Seconds) In the pursuit for love and happiness, ETHAN, a man with great ambitions and a big heart, must face many obstacles, some that threaten to halt his quest. Set on filling an emptiness left by the death of his parents years ago, Ethan can’t seem to find that one connection we all desire. Yet he continues moving forward despite the many drawbacks he faces. But love is not Ethan’s only goal. Having grown up in Toronto and witnessing the melting pot of cultures remain somewhat divided, Ethan wants to unify his city. He just doesn’t know how. Seeking to understand those around him and build bonds with them is a task more daunting than it seems. Ethan’s kind soul draws people to him but something prevents that connection from lasting a lifetime. His heart has been broken before, his self-esteem shot completely. But Ethan hasn’t learned his lesson. Instead, he continues to force himself into relationships

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti

Between 2005-2007 UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cité Soleil, a severely economically depressed neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. Although the raids were specifically targeted against leaders of criminal gangs, scores of civilians were killed and many more injured. This film returns to Cité Soleil to examine the impact of those raids on the community and to find out how survivors of the raids have fared in the ten years since. The film is produced using participatory practices, where the survivors retain control over their own contribution and were consulted during the filmmaking process and prior to public viewing.

Best Animated Short Film

Sense Nonsense (Artham Anartham)

Kicha is an atheist and is affiliated to the Communist Party in Kerala. He lives with his extremely devout grandmother. Under a single roof, these opposing ideologies are always at loggerheads. Unfortunately for Kicha, all hell breaks loose on an important day when he refuses to pay heed to his grandmother's warnings of ill omens. Does Kicha manage to overcome his misfortune! Artham Anartham is ideally an impartial look into two diametrically opposite beliefs. It is upto viewer to decide what makes sense and what is nonsense.

BEST DIRECTER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Anna

Anna’s lifelless body is abandoned on a deserted road in the middle of a forest. Like the character’s name, this palindromic film tells the story of how this young woman from a wealthy family met her tragic end.

Best International Feature Film

I Married My Mother

"The Universe only obeys the law of love ... at the rest, universe rebels ..." Saverio discovers that his beloved mother, Rosa, is suffering from Alzheimer's syndrome. Disturbed by this, he decides to take her to his home, but because of family problems that arise, soon he is forced to take her to an assisted health residence. One day, at his mother's house, he accidentally finds love letters that his father wrote to her. Saverio reads them to his mother, and unexpectedly realizes that dormant emotions resurface overwhelmingly in her. He decides together with the animator to represent them in a show. These love letters through the mechanism of reminiscence, They will "defeat" the Alzheimer's syndrome at least for a moment... and the son, Saverio, through these, will in turn have some benefits, rediscovering the meaning of the word love.

Best Documentary Feature film

Right Now I Want to Scream: Police and Army Killings in Rio - the Brazil Haiti Connection

The film was produced using participatory practices in collaboration with mothers whose children have been killed during police operations in Complexo do Alemão, Manguihos, Complexo de Maré; and Salgueira. Janaina Matos, founding member of a group of Brazilian police officers campaigning against militarization, states that in Brazil ‘it has become normal’ for police ‘to enter a territory and treat the population as if it were a war enemy…Brazil’s security policy is not aiming to guarantee security for everyone, but just for an elite while oppressing the other larger number of the population, especially the black people.’ This film explores the relationship and close similarities between the militarised policing of favela communities in Rio de Janeiro and the militarised law enforcement tactics used by the Brazilian-led UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) between 2004 and 2007. (the film is currently in post sound editing and will be ready September 28th 2020.

International Competition - Short Films

Star Child

Dani, a 25 year old young woman is in search of identity. She goes to the mansion of Mr Blina, an old man who knows the story of Alice, her great-grandmother, and the secret around that particular night in 1944.

Thank You For Listening

A day in the life of Richard, as he travels to the city of Coimbatore to meet an old friend. In the midst of that journey, he meets different people with whom he strikes loquacious conversations about life, art and philosophy.

Misha

The life of Mikhail Sarin is not easy. As always, there is not enough money. His grandson Timur's mom goes on two-week drinking sprees. To somehow survive Misha collects metal at local dumps. At the same time, he, as an inexhaustible sourse of energy, charges everyone around with his optimism.

Hatshepsutg

To bring Egypt into a Golden Age, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman, publicly appeared, and fought as a man - but loved as a woman. A true tale of love and courage despite everything.

NUMEN

A man's quest to find God . A man's journey to realize his inner self .A fight between good and evil The story travels through the mind and soul of a man who is manipulated by his daily socio - political philosophy.he is influenced to make choices about his biases,he is brainwashed by some outside force to choose his path between good and the evil The movie has an open ended ending giving the audaince to draw his /her conclusion with the narrative provided to them

ALEPH

To live or not to live in the shadow of a choice. How politics, religion and society force you to live up to established standards. What is the price of happiness? Live your life or live the life that others have assigned to you? What is the weight of living in a society that punishes you, kills you, criticizes you, removes your civil rights, marginalizes you, due to prejudice. "We, who had nothing, will teach serenity." GEORGIOS SEFERIADIS (1900-1971)

SHOCKING MARRIAGE

The story expresses its social value as it brings out the new ways of thinking of young people today, and specifically their effort to put culture and knowledge in the place of violence, oppression and authoritarianism. The movie stands out as a satirical dissection of the Mafia and its underworld, which is based on abuse and social injustice. The result is an ironic, original, amusing tale, mixed with musical and occasionally surreal elements. Adopting a humorous tone and an intentionally campy style, the story revolves around the wedding of a godfather's sister - a beautiful woman whom no one dares to romance for fear of her brother - and the shyest boy in town. A series of hilarious events transforms the boy's terror into the deepest affection for his bride. The same happens to the girl, whose life undergoes a gracious metamorphosis. Right after the wedding, the groom takes the place of his brother-in-law in the local mob. With his wife's help, he turn the despotic, violent ways of the previous godfather into a system of compassion and justice for the whole community

Pesa Madanthai (The Unspoken words)

Pesa madandhai, is a social issue drama that deals with sexism, prejudices and discrimination against women, in the pretext of socio-cultural beliefs. When Madhu turns up at the door , beaten and badly bruised, her parents discover shocking truths about their beloved daughter’s life. Confronted with the grim reality, they have to either mend their ways or lose their daughter forever.

Kanarta: Alive in Dreams

Sebastian and Pastora live in a Shuar village in the Upper Amazonia of Ecuador. Sebastian is not only a respected healer, but also a medicinal botanist who experiments with unknown plants he encounters in the forest. His unique practice seeks to cultivate new knowledge, reconnecting him with his ancestors. Pastora is one of the rare female leaders in Amazonia, who struggles to negotiate with local authorities for her community. With powerful plants such as ayahuasca, they revive and energise their perceptions of the future. These plants allow them to acquire power and a faith to cope with the obstacles they now face, given that their lives have been irreversibly affected by the modern state system. The alert eyes of the filmmaker, embodied in the drifting camera, creates a distinctive field of personal story-telling, inviting the viewers into the unique sensory experience of the life in Amazonia, where truths, meanings and images flow and take unpredictable shapes. KANARTA: ALIVE IN DREAMS is a hybrid documentary film that draws inspirations from cinéma-vérité, direct cinema, road movie and video art, while solidly based on long-term ethnographic research.

Freedom

Through the divine intervention of an ancestral spirit, two men find themselves free'd from captivity, and take the opportunity to face their oppressors on equal footing.

The Eve - Short film 2015 (English version) Winner of 477 awards (check the awards section and project website link)

Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it. That’s why the only present he wants for Christmas is for Santa Claus to take him away to live in his fairyland toy factory. At the same time, a secret that his family has been keeping for a long time suddenly comes to the surface and it is feared that the worst might happen soon. The expectation for the stroke of midnight on the night before Christmas is transformed into reality for everyone on the eve of something truly different. Something terrible that might happen. ATTENTION: SPOILER! THE FOLLOWING NOTE MUST BE READ ONLY AT THE END OF THE SHORT MOVIE IN ORDER TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE STORY:-

REPUTATION

In the 21st century, everything has become easier, women's education is the most important thing, girl has learned, progress has been made ?? How true this sentence will be because when a girl from a normal household is studying. So how many restrictions are imposed on her while dealing with the outside world. Old stereotypes are still imposed on girls' lives. Does she really benefit from this education? If she can't decide to live after her education, then she should be able to break all these bonds on the strength of this education, she should be able to live as freely as she wants and that's how it will be possible.

Kaali Maati

This is a biopic of a farmer, who yield harvest of gold from the black soil. Leaving his secured government job he tried his luck with determination in farming and with hard labor and complete dedication he tilled the soil so well that a loss making farmland transformed into successful turnover of 400 Crores. We have seen stories of farmers committing suicide but this inspires all farmers they can change the course of life with sheer will and courage

AAJ

Desperate to settle down in life, an aspiring director and his girl friend kidnap a big shot producer and later they find out that the outcome is totally different from what they were originally planning for. First Telugu short film shot completely with iPhone in USA. This is a fun attempt to demonstrate that anyone with passion for movies can make a short-film within the means they have. Watch in 4K with Subtitles.

Before I die

Before I die” is a non-fiction about an Environmentalist who, from his childhood days, was fascinated by the beautiful landscape of Nature. The healthier Environment that he had seen during childhood was now taken over by the human harshness. The surge in the Environmental Pollution made him feel distraught and it ached deep inside. This very Ache led him to conceive the Movement, “Remove Litter, Plant Flowers”, 13 years back. “Before I die” is a Journey from the conception of this Movement, to its implementation, to its expansion despite ruthless challenges. It shows a permanent Solution to a crucial Problem affecting our Planet and survival and well-being of its inhabitants. This Film also reveals the disastrous consequences of the Flora and Fauna going extinct and shows many species returning to Life post this Movement. The Movement “Remove Litter, Plant Flowers” aims to replace Garbage with Flowers. Once saplings are planted, people stop dumping Garbage at those places and instead plants begin to grow there. It has come a long way, from distribution of 20,000 free saplings in one year to daily distribution of saplings in crores. This Film is a story of resilience in the face of protests, social boycotts, physical attacks, humiliation and scarce resources. It’s a story of manic craziness of Dr. Ramji, for an Environmental Cause.

Shivanum-mohiniyum

The film is about 2 boys who are left with questions on freedom, religious identities in there childhood the answers to the question is later discovered in the film while they dispute through religion and toxic masculinity in there youth.

On the Day That I Died

A troubled man deeply regrets taking his own life as he runs into chaos in the afterlife.

Uniform

This short film is a story of a little girl who wants to study but her family can't afford that instead, she collects garbage to support her family. One day she finds a school uniform in the garbage. she thinks that's the only thing that was stopping her. she confesses her wish to her mother but her family denies that. she anyway goes to the school but kicks out from there too. ultimately she gives up and throws the Uniform in the garbage again, that directly lands on another girl's dream...."

SWALLOW IN THE BARREN RICEFIELD

A tragic story in Philippine setting depicting farmer's veto against the buying-off of their farmlands by a fuedal lord. The uprising is led by Bernabe (Joseph Binayao) abducted by two hired mercenaries (Vicente & Tano).

Hank and Jolene

When Hank, a likable recluse, meets a Madagascar hissing cockroach, an unconventional relationship blossoms - A love story 300 million years in the making.

BLANCO

At the moment of the filming in May 2019, the mask was only an interesting prop that we were wondering to include in our clip. Circus, aerial tissu reaction exploration Dinosaurs. Jube. Yellow ambition. N'K-B. Smurfs. 80s. Kilts. Placenta. Samuelle. Funeral services. Tennis court. Tissu reaction. Los flecos, las trenzas para matar. Janet Jackson. Bungee cords. Mother, the creator. Lipstick for men. Beatrix Kiddo. ZFG. Sarah.

Faces

“Faces” is a piece about the universality of a personal tragedy. It is about the anxieties that we are all going through in these uncertain times, and how escapism has become our saving grace. And how do we all escape? Through our dreams.

lot

Animated by hand & shot entirely in camera, 'lot' is an experimental film made with water & glass.

Kaala Meeruva Munna...Let's talk

Kaala Meeruva Munna...(Let's talk) is a Kannada short movie. A story of communication gap between father and son. Son Nandisha, always sleeps whole day and stays awake whole night. His father worried about is future but the goal of the Nandisha is different. One day Nandisha quarrels with his father and decided that it is better to die rather than quarrelling with his father. What next??

One Left

Feeling responsible for the death of his friend at the hands of an unseen creature, a man begins to question his own existence. Haunted by his memories, he goes on a soul-shaking journey to find the one thing that could prevent the end of the world.

The Soul of Motion

Can a film make one see and think the creative acts that construct a different artistic piece? The Soul of Motion records and reflects upon the creation process of Téssera Company of Dance from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) for the show Black Dog, which conception was inspired in emotional pains.

Midnight

Max has been in a wheelchair since an accident 3 years ago. One evening, when the urge and hope seem to have disappeared, a mysterious motorbike appears in front of his door. Max is intended to live on two wheels, but not necessarily the ones he thinks ...

TARA-The Journey of Love & Passion

Merely a few hundred kilometers away from the hustle and bustle of the fanatically fast paced Mumbai city lies the deceptively sleepy village of Tanda. A village girl Tara seems to be content with her confined life, very much in love with her liquor maker husband. But, when the beautiful protagonist’s seemingly mundane existence parts ways to reveal the unspoken realities of exploitation and darkness enveloping the village, she leads the villagers in their quest for survival, only to realise that she is up against something she may not be prepared to fight against prejudice. The young woman who bravely stood up for the whole community finds herself cruelly alienated in her most vulnerable moment. Ultimately, after a series of gut wrenching experiences, she has to make a choice... Based on disturbingly common realities of Indian villages, this powerful story of self-discovery transcends the original theme of tribal strife to raise a universal question—can you always choose freedom & self-respect over social acceptance? The journey of the extraordinary woman Tara in very difficult situations reveals the story of love and passion and how she deals with same. Director Biography - Kumar Raj

On / Off

Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

KAWADSA MOVICE NAME

KAWADSA is a story of a school boy named Tejas, who gradually gets away from his parents and school life. Parents tries hard to understand his problem and they are clueless. What is the real problem of Tejas? All these things revealed in this short film.

Origin

Three friends, that had known each other since they were little kids, have decided to spend a night out together. Leo, a person that relies heavily on their friendship, is realising how much he has been lacking behind in his life when he sees his how much his friends grew as people, outside their little circle. This makes Leo reconsider his approach to life and also makes him think about how much relying on the friendship has hold him back.

The White Book

Two politicians meet when a bizarre incident happens just a few hours after the Oath taking ceremony (which is a custom for the elected candidate, where he or she take an oath to serve the country with honesty). While working together to find the cause of the unusual happening and trying to find a solution out of it, their point of view on politics & society clashes. What we see is how honesty and values in politics are on verge of extinction. However, all is not lost, there is still hope for honesty and integrity.

Bandpakit

How can we help someone with an unexpected illness and hospitalized treatment and the total bill and non-financial provision of the patient. Director Biography - Sandip Bhaskar Jadhav

Breathing hole

My wife is attacked by a mysterious man in front of me. He guesses that someone's revenge because it's his unfaithfulness. I start to visit the women I've met one by one. But when I met the last woman on the list, I couldn't resist the lust, and I made love again...

Abandonment

On a turbulent night, a destitute man obtains a deserted wallet full of money, only to find the owner observing him closely. To his surprise, the brooding owner implores him to keep the purse as apparently, he won’t be needing it anymore. Upon further inquiry, it is revealed that the latter intends to commit suicide before the night ends. All alone in the still of the night, It is up to the poor, yet compassionate man to convince the grief-stricken stranger to change his mind before it is too late.

NUTTAH

A woman is haunted by her grief and becoming blind after living through a tragic auto wreck that claimed the life of her husband and unborn child. Her initial reaction is to suicide, but it takes her into a different dimension where she could find her unborn child

Flowers of the Water

A story about Ratka, a woman that her love of life and art turns into making flower arrangements, thus solving the existential issue. One summer night, Skopje valley is hit by a catastrophic storm and Ratka's home suffered great damage. This film witnesses the first days after the storm and the period after, noticing the natural circular cycles and the new beginning.

House Broker

House Broker is a short film is showcasing life of a real-estate agent and his bond with his son.Being an honest person Srinivasan the protagonist finds it difficult to sustain as a real-estate agent,as the industry is filled with cheating,fraudulent activities and greed.But he continues doing it to run the family.This short film emotionally captures whether Srinivasan succeeded in the industry,and how it affects his family. Director - Prasanth Srinivasan

Manasanamaha

A young man muses on the nature of love, recounting three relationships from his past. The girls in his life resemble three different seasons, namely Chaitra (Spring), Varsha (Monsoon) & Seeta (Winter).

THE TWO OF US

They live together independently, they fight, they reconcile, they desire, they dream of having a baby, but most importantly they love, above all. Like couples do, properly. The difference is only that society labels them as “mentally disabled”. Cili and Marci have Down’s syndrome. Marci plays in the Baltazár theater, whose group is made up of mentally disabled actors. Cili learned carpet weaving and leather works. They have been living here independently for years, in the integrated apartment building in Rákospalota. They moved in happily, like everyone does, to their first independent little nest. Cili has more difficulty pronouncing words, but she is full of emotion. “This is my job. The poems. I’m a poet, I’m also a musician and an actress” — she says. Marci’s words follow each other rapidly. They paint, they play music, they go to the theater, they go shopping and hiking, like everyone else. Maybe they even do more than us.

Complaint

"Complaint" tells the story of Robot Stonehenge, constructing a future archeological excavation through sound art, body movement and experimental images. On the basis of non-linear narrative, a timeline in the sense of stratigraphy is formed, which enables the accumulation of poetic language and variant images. Discuss future issues of "machine politics" and "machine ethics" from the gathering of machine organisms and human thoughts.

Mother Of Tibetans

A woman decides to have a meaningful life after entering pension age. For 30 years Irmtraut Wäger headed German Aid To Tibetans and helped the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile. She collected about 30 million Euros in donations and took care of over 5.000 Tibetan godchildren. Furthermore she facilitated the construction of schools, hospitals, kindergardens and old people's homes all over India. Overall it is estimated that she created a better life for more than 20.000 Tibetans in exile. Today Irmtraut Wäger is seen as a shining example of successful refugee relief.

JI SIR

The story is shown in this movie based on demonetisation happened in 2016 in india. In that incidence a beggar suffers a lot while he is trying to progress himself. Script was written by imagining with events.

A moment of whiteness just before

This video evokes a changing universe. A palette of white, red and black. In this landscape, the colors generate transformations that follow one after the other. Evocation of a sliding world. An existence that ends up being absorbed, transformed. Is there a threat on the horizon? What if we added other colors, other hopes, other resurgences? In order not to lose our desire to perpetuate this incandescent sensation, like a rising day, like a new awakening… Director Biography - Johanne Chagnon

Lost in Paradise

Filmmaker Oren Rosenfeld sets off to Goa, India with his camera to document the journey of an Ultra Orthodox Rabbi from California on a mission to find a house that will serve as a Jewish center. However the journey takes a sudden new direction when tragedy strikes.

Life Cycle

This is an experimental short film that is made entirely from stock footage. Footage was sourced from a single online platform (videoblocks.com). Backstory: While suffering from insomnia, I began listening to a song that captured my emotions. The harmonious alternations of the guitar strings penetrated my heart and inspired my soul. I Thought to myself, "it would be a fantastic idea to produce a short film to this beautiful composition..." Since I was so inspired, I decided to experiment and see if I can make a short film entirely from stock footage (this was my only means to making a film in the moment of my inspiration). As I started the project, I quickly realized how immensely challenging this task is, as the people in stock footage almost never match up nor can I find the perfect scene that I desire. However, my inspirations and insomnia persisted and I did not waver, the vision of the story kept me going. After five challenging hours, as the sun began to rise outside of my window, I finished my short film - Life Cycle. I didn't think much of it at the moment and decided to just upload it to my inactive-personal youtube account with only a handful of subscribers. Somehow it got in front of thousands of people and view after view I kept getting overwhelmingly positive feedback. Hence, I decided to see if this work is worthy of competing against real film makers. I believe that considering the challenge of using extremely limited library of stock footage, the story was created and people's emotions were successfully moved. If this short film receives some kind of recognition from the professional film experts, I will be inspired to film and produce real work that is not grossly limited

Oh Jeff !

An "Idealist" and a "Revolutionary" gather for a summer BBQ & discuss the state of the world in 2020. "The Richest Man In The World" stops by to address some accusations. Written by Chris Rourke, Danel Parquor, & Kyle Strang Directed by Chris Rourke Starring Nick Hutchinson, Kyle Strang, & Diandra Chiaffino-Butts Produced by Chris Rourke, Clint Saint Clint, Asia Minoré, William Hemphill, & Kyle Strang Original Music Score by Kyle Strang, Patrick Trip & "Twice The Size Of Harold" Sound Design by Patrick Trip Hogs are done!

IRON KHAN

Parvez Khan Alias “Iron Khan" aka ‘Raja’ was an Area Commander of JKLF (Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front) in the early Nineties fighting an armed rebellion against India for Freedom. His younger brother Tariq Khan was killed by a rival Pro-Pakistani group and that is when he decided to live a non-violent life for the future of his family. He started a backpacker’s lodge in the ski village of Gulmarg. A popular tourist destination between travelers. Dedicating his life to peace and channeling his energy in cooking for people. Growing up amongst international riders his elder son ‘Dada’ caught on to snowboarding at an early age. Dada started guiding foreign riders on the mountain living in the hut. Ashraf the younger son on the other hand fully administered and supervised operations at the lodge. The trio of the father and sons together become a sustainable team finally gaining traction in the tourist industry. However not for long as the GDA (Gulmarg Development Authority) deems them Illegal and seals the hut. A start of some of the most frustrating times for Parvaiz Khan and Family. Director Biography - Naseer Khanday

The Boy and The Mountai

Hernán is a child who likes to daydreaming, but in his studies he is not doing well at all. His father constantly urges him to improve, advising him that he must reach very high to succeed in life. Hernán dispenses with his dream, gradually forgetting it to devote himself to his studies. Over time, and already become a successful entrepreneur, Hernán achieves the dream that his father instilled in him, reach high, until one day he will realize that he has not really achieved something he always longed for. Then he will make the crucial decision to fulfill his dream, but fate will play tricks on him. Hernán will have to face a new challenge that will change the meaning of his life. Director Biography - Santiago Aguilera, Gabriel Monreal

DAARI YAVUDAYYA VAIKUNTAKE

Movie revolves around the discussion on eternal relationships, philosophies and life ideologies between Cemetery maintenance family (individual) and a thief who lost his way.

Golden Kash

The life of two people intertwine through one phone call. One's life turns around for worse and one's for the better. Will greed take him to what he is after? Find out in this dark satirical comedy about a guy who works in a call center and receives an accidental phone call about a kidnapping and a hefty ransom.

When The Snow Will Melt

Our memories carry out a life cycle parallel to the passing of the seasons: from spring we arrive in autumn, characterized by the strong desire to chase after fragments of life that winter will inevitably take away. This work stands as a hope that not everything will vanish forever into oblivion and that those who leave us make sure that something of them inevitably remains with us. I nostri ricordi compiono un ciclo vitale parallelamente allo scorrere delle stagioni: dalla primavera si arriva così all’autunno, caratterizzato dal forte desiderio di rincorrere frammenti di vita che l’inverno inevitabilmente porterà via. Quest’opera si pone come speranza che non tutto svanisca per sempre nell’oblio e che chi ci lascia faccia sì che qualcosa di lui inevitabilmente resti tra noi. Director Biography - Losing Truth

The Home

The whole story of Mane movie spines around an ordinary man named Siddapa. Siddapa wishes for his son's wedding has also an urge to own a home who plans to get Grants from govt to build his home. However, the plot explores the problems faced by Sidappa at the govt office and led towards debt. Does siddapa build his dream home? Does he clear the debt? Is it that the govt responsible for his debts and Could he save his home? are the triggered interrogations of this story..

Smoking Kills

One morning after Karl, Julia's husband, leaves for work, she lets herself be tempted by a last cigarette ... But smoking Kills.

The Voice of the sea

A community radio station named Kadal Osai based in Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu, India runs with this intention to educate the fishermen community by spreading the awareness of climate change and it's effect on ocean and marine life.

Don Filipo

A remote village is gripped with fear. Its residents are going missing one by one. Now a young nurse is in town to care for an ailing Don Filipo. Will he be the next victim?

FACES

A man is forced to confront every version of himself as every person has to at some point in life. He has to decide who he wants to be-- who he wants to win. Will he be defeated by his inner demons? Watch to find out

unhappy

Actor Marc Berger is telling about his Life as unhappy person. What went wrong ?

Number9

Astrology and finding a groom for your young, unmarried daughter are not only primary concerns in numerous Indian households, but also often go hand-in-hand. This is the story of Artav and Aishi and the several obstacles that come to be strewn on their path to love. The love story comes into its own parallel to the astrological measures that Aishi's mom is making her daughter take for her marriage in the form of a ring. The film is marked by all the ups and downs of a romance that include opposing parents, unexpected crisis and the eventual return to stability. It also provides a subtle, but unequivocal comment on astrological decisions in the face of a person's kindness and good intentions. Aishi is a headstrong girl who is marked by her kindness towards everyone around her. She wakes up early, exercises, practices music, works hard at her job and shares a loving bond with her family, despite their differences of opinion. Artav is an office senior who finds himself taken by her dynamic personality, and soon a sweet romance develops between the two. The film is marked by all the ups and downs of a romance that include opposing parents, unexpected crisis and the eventual return to stability.

Matty Boy

A man with a suggestible mind marries a second wife mistakenly out of a desperate situation and now faces the consequences, taking him on a twisting and turning rollercoaster of a ride beyond anything he could have ever imagined.

Salvation at Sunrise

Two emotionally burdened man meets and discovers a surprising connection between them. So, they embark on a journey over a night to ease their sufferings.

Look Up

Cynicism and hopefulness meet when a distraught Ellie reflects on the events of the night previous to her more optimistic roommate, Jo.

The Saviour : Brig. Pritam Singh

The main focus of the documentary is based on the adventures life of this gallant soldier Brig. Pritam Singh (Saviour of Poonch, Sher Baccha, nick named by residents of Poonch). who was born on 5th October 1911 in village Dina in district Ferozepur, Punjab. He was commissioned in the Punjab Regiment in 1937 and served during the 2nd World War in North Western Frontier Provence and Italy. He was posted in Singapore during 1942 and badly wounded in an air raid during the fighting and taken as prisoner of War by the Japanese. Brig. Pritam Singh then Capt. along with Capt. G.S. Parab and Capt. Balbir Singh escaped from Singapore on 4th May 1942 during which time they travelled by land and sea covering a distance of 3000 miles via Siam (Thailand, Burma, Myanmar) through dense forest and under very difficult conditions they barely survived to reach Burma after six grueling months. All the three officers were awarded the Military Cross by Field Marshal and Commander-in-Chief in India Mr. A. P. Wavell on 31st March 1943. From 1942 to 1945 he served in the Middle East with distinction and graduated from Staff College in 1945. On 31st of October 1947 when his unit was in Delhi to maintain law and order after the partition and riots he took over command of 1st Kumaon now 3 Para and reached Singapore the very next day on 1st November to safe guard Srinagar which was under attack by the raiders from Pakistan and Afghanistan who were almost about to take over Srinagar Airport if military assistance have not arrived. He took part in the battle of Shellatang 7 kms. outside Kashmir where the raiders were defeated and pushed back making Srinagar secure from the enemy. On 21st November 1947 Lt. Col. Pritam Singh with 491 soldiers entered Poonch which was surrounded by Pakistan from all sides and where almost 40,000 civilian refugees had taken shelter along with 10,000 residents. The Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru against the wishes of the Army top brass took a decision to save Poonch at all cost and realizing the responsibility and urgency of the situation Col. Pritam Singh got into action immediately and from the able bodied refugees and citizens raised two new battalions named 9 & 11 Militia which are today called J & K Light Infantry Posted in Srinagar. Due to his efforts he built an airstrip at Poonch which made it possible for air commodore Baba Mehar Singh to land the 1st Dakota’s which made it possible to bring in reinforcements, medical aid, food grains and also evacuate the refugees mainly elderly, women and children to Jammu and Srinagar since there were very limited rations and the onset of winters for which the inhabitants were not prepared. The gallant officer was court martialed on very flimsy grounds and his case needs to re-visited so that he is exonerated of these charges. During the videography/shooting in Poonch we interviewed many ex-soldiers and residents who were of the same view as us. Pakistani Commander Brigadier Sher Khan, who told Maj Gen. K.S. Thimayya DSO after J & K operations – “If I admired anyone at all on the Indian side, it was Pritam Singh who had fought very gallantly against an overwhelming force around Punch.” It is the story which needs to tell everyone, because it is story of the saviour, who saved motherland, who saved religion, who saved faith, who saved the Nature, who saved humanity, who saved more than 40,000 people of Poonch. It is story of inspiration, struggle and great survival. But he faced the court-martial and died as a forgotten soldier. Why? The people of Poonch gives the whole place of heart to Brig. Pritam Singh, they give the names of their child on his name, but the rest of the world don’t know about the great hero. The documentary will be told all the narrative. Director Biography - Dr. Paramjeet Singh Kattu

Every'nparty...Nalivadi?!? (ENG)

A call, a hat, and a strange man. The party was cool...but the hardware

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