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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.

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