In 1900, a couple presents what they claim to be inventions from the year 2000 to the director of a cabaret. But the show isn't working properly and things don't exactly go as planned...
Benoit Berthe, Armelle Renac, Gabrielle Locre, Vivien Risser, Caroline Le Duff, Agathe Pillot
2:AM(15 minutes) United Kingdom
Three strangers are forced to make a questionable decision when they discover a body in a diner’s bathroom..
Directed by Chris Cronin Starring Andrew Coppin, Emma Kenny, David Edward-Robertson, Joseph Stacey
A Mime is a Terrible Thing to Waste (20 minutes) United Kingdom
A mime, a puppet, a relationship and a mystery phone call. – A tale that will show how thin is the line between love and hate, and how life serves no purpose without love in it.
Directed by Hernan Diaz Laserna Starring Bhasker Patel, Michael Batten, Bernie Barrett
After Dark(15 minutes) Turkey
A little girl watches as her family is slaughtered by monsters. She managed to escape from the carnage, and years later she returns back to the house. The sun goes down, the dark falls… Will she have her revenge before the next dawn?
Directed by Cem Balaban Starring Ege Kökenli, Deniz Celiloğlu, Bertan Dirikolu
Artificio Conceal(18 minutes) United States
A man awakens in an Interpol interrogation room to find his mind has been 'hacked,' his memories replaced and his identity lost. As the engineer of the world's most precise Quantum Logic clock, he must discover who hacked his nervous system and stole the device responsible for time itself. His quest to identify the perpetrator leads him through time and space to a thrilling conclusion that even he could never have envisaged.
Directed by Ayoub Qanir Starring David Bailie, Simon Armstrong
Blivits!(1h 10 minutes) United States
Blivits! is a personal documentary about the men that served on the USS Randolph. The story of this ship is the story of the United States Navy from World War II until the end of Vietnam. Unfortunately, the ship melted down for scrap, we are left with only the increasingly foggy memories of its sailors to tell tales of the ship that saw duty on six continents over 30 years.
Directed by Charles Sutter
Corto(10 minutes) France
Corto wanders driving his car from city to city, neighborhood to neighborhood, residence to residence in order to "clean up." Always alone and eager to silence, he's sent by his boss and partner Daniel to meet specific demands...
Directed by Alexis de Vigan Starring Thierry Lhermitte, Pascal Elbé, Jean Christophe Aferiat, Sabrina Gunnell
Dystopia St.(11 minutes) United Kingdom
Lost in a nightmare world a man must unravel the mystery of his plight in order to find the key to his escape.
Directed by David Cave Starring Danny Shayler, Shaun Lavery, Freya Parker
Electric Indigo(24 minutes) Belgium
It's sometimes complicated for a little girl facing peer pressure and becoming aware of her own identity, especially having never known her mother and her only idea of love comes from her two heterosexual fathers united by the bonds of a “non-carnal” marriage.
Directed by Jean-Julien Collette Starring Tony Denman, Margot, Christelle Cornil, Rubén Tomás, Jean Collette, Céline Peret
Evil Mexican Child(9 minutes) Mexico
In the middle of the Mexican desert, an unsuspecting couple discover a strange child with terrifying powers.
Directed by Michael Noonan Starring Xochitl Hernàndez, Nyno Bernal, Anahi Davila, Max De La Rosa
Fanette(14 minutes) France
Julien is the new salesman at Skin Center who cannot make a sale. After a disastrous first test day Jean-Luc, his boss, threatens to fire him if he can't make a sale the next day. Julien has 24h to sell a sofa at all costs!
Directed by Sebastien Chamaillard Starring Doudi, Philippe Vieux
Fixed(7 minutes) Australia
Jemimah wants Tilly to have puppies. At any cost.
FIXED is starting to attract wide film festival attention, with eighteen acceptances to date.
Directed by Codey Wilson and Burleigh Smith Starring Amara Harnisch
Frontier (16 Minutes) Maine, USA
A journalist travels deep into the north woods to investigate a mysterious government facility that's being built there. She interviews a local conspiracy theorist who's convinced the facility is a front for a sinister secret project. The man appears crazy, until some compelling evidence begins to surface.
Directed by Stephen Parkhurst Starring Paige Lindsay Betts, Rick Dalton, Matthew Nichols, Debra Susi, Creed Garnick
Girls Don't Cry Wolf (5 minutes) United States
Girls Don't Cry Wolf is dedicated to survivors of sexual assault. Girls ages 16-19 are four times more likely to be victims of sexual violence than the general population. Together we can raise awareness to end this culture that perpetuates the objectification and oppression of young women.
Directed by John Chigas, Music by Madison Douglas Starring Madison Douglas
Go Around Again: The Story of Circumnavigator Rich Wilson (22 minutes) Maine, USA
Sailing around the world in a 60-foot boat, alone, without stopping and without assistance. That's the Vendee Globe, a yacht race that begins and finishes in Les Sables-d'Olonne, France. In 2008, Rich Wilson competed in this race along with 29 other skippers. The only American in the fleet and the oldest, he placed ninth out of the 11 who finished. In this one-on-one conversation, Rich recounts his experiences during this voyage. He also talks about the motivation for his voyages, to create online learning adventures for students around the world. Rich's boat, Great American IV, is managed and fitted out by Brian Harris and his team at Maine Yacht Center in Portland, Maine.
Directed by Rick Groleau
Good Hands (6 minutes) Argentina
A young couple makes the unfortunate mistake of leaving their baby in the hands of a teenager.
Directed by Francisco Bendomir Starring Tamara Garzón, Pablo Greco, Juana Greco, Eliana Blanco, Rosario Bendomir
Happy Face (18 minutes) Spain
In the 90s, a preadolescent who suffers from bullying must rob a certain treasure from an ogre in order to become a member of the kid’s gang of the town. He becomes torn between accomplishing his dream and helping the ogre who treats him as a real friend.
Directed by Marc Juvé Starring Yeray del Cerro, Juan Antonio "Pancho" Marín, Arnau Fernández
I Killed Grandma (13 minutes) Canada
Carl is visiting his grandparents for the day. It's a real never-ending day because Grandma always has a bad word to say to Grandpa.
Directed by Audrey Chevrier Starring Lenie Scoffié, Jean Drolet, Alexandre Bernier
I Know (7 minutes) France
“I know” raises the question of our own personal consciousness of an Instant, of a moment. What we think we are certain about, all the things we think we know. However, by building our own perception of reality, we manage to agree with the fact that we know nothing and that all the certainties are not, that our perception of reality can be wrong due to our sensitive comprehension of it.
Directed by Bianca Chanial Starring Summer Abdullah, Camille Chanial, Lucillia Chenel, Marie Cheynel, Louise Follain, Louise Greggory, Lola Hamon, Inès Terlet
La botanique des Amours (5 minutes) Belgium
Some lend themselves to assumptions based at least on the most subtle observations. Plants would have an affective life. Some even go as far as speaking about love.
Directed by Anne-Sophie CAYON, Laura NICOLAS
Laughing Out Loud (9 minutes) Canada
A woman, completely immersed in all forms of electronic social networking, is thrown into a situation where she only gets one last chance to send one last text message to one last person.
Directed by Daniel Clements Starring Peri Greig
Laughter in the Dark (15 minutes) Poland
A toxic relationship between an older man and a younger woman. Negative emotions are released sparking a series of unexpected events that will affect others around them.
Directed by Marta Trela Starring Magdalena Woleńska, Arkadiusz Buszko, Mirosław Guzowski
LIGHT GAMES (15 minutes) Italy
Francesca Swart has a gift: physical contact allows her to see fleeting visions linked to the person whom she is tracking. She only takes cases of innocent missing children. She pays the greatest price for her gift--exposing herself to negativity and the dark forces that rule the universe.
Directed by Laszlo Barbo Starring Angie Alexander, Giuseppe Zeno, Camilla Filippi, Salvatore Striano, Emily Shaqiri, Giorgio Colangeli, Hal Yamanouchi, Jun Hichikawa, Diego Pleuteri, Anna Ferzetti
Lost Duality (4 minutes) United States
A self-portrait that explores the two extremes of my inner self and identity.
Directed by Aric Oak
LUTAH: A Passion for Architecture (1 hour 5 minutes) United States
LUTAH explores the life of a remarkably versatile architect who left an impressive legacy. Initially eclipsed by her male contemporaries in the early 20th century, Lutah Maria Riggs navigated her way through the male-centric world of architecture and brought a freshness to the established architectural styles of Southern California. Never before seen photographs and journal entries from Riggs’s personal collection, and candid interviews, this documentary reveals a side of Lutah Maria Riggs that has gone unnoticed.
Directed by Kum-Kum Bhavnani
MAGNETIC (1 hour 20 minutes) United States
In 7 days, Earth will have its atmosphere ripped away by a powerful coronal mass ejection. Everything we know will become nothing. Maybe it already has. After failing in NYC, Alice grabs her mixtapes, returns to her desolate, rural hometown, and finds a job calling people to inform them that their children have died. It strikes her as a little unusual that the office is hundreds of feet underground in a former bunker under a sheep farm, but ennui has drained all emotional response. She has the sense that she’s being watched. Something about the cassette with the PLAY ME label isn’t quite right. She could never imagine how essential she is to the preservation of life on Earth.
Directed by Sophia Cacciola, Michael J. Epstein Starring Allix Mortis
Max (4 minutes) USA
Some decisions are tough.
Directed by Rajesh Naroth Starring Bettina Devin, Quinn Saunders
Mr.Dentonn (9 minutes) Spain
On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura's body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him!
Directed by Ivan Villamel Sanchez Starring Irene Aguilar, Kaiet Rodriguez, Ander Pardo
NICK (1 hour 37 minutes) Andorra
A young boy with a boundless imagination tries to solve a murder he witnessed. He is determined to track down the killer, even if it means risking his own life.
Directed by Jose Pozo Starring Molly Malcolm, Melina Mathews, Timothy Gibbs, Cooper Crafar
Partway(26 minutes) Belgium
Lewis is in jail and gets home leave to visit his ill brother Alex for the first time in 17 years after a tragic event in their youth. Together they go on a search for freedom, and--more importantly--to find each other.Directed by Jordy Weyers Starring Jeroen Vander Ven, Jonas Vermeulen, Maurice Luijten, Lotte Pinoy, Serge - Henri Valcke
Phoenix (13 minutes) Germany
In the tradition of science fiction like “Fahrenheit 451″ or "Brave New World," PHOENIX tells the story of a man coming to his senses after a young woman makes him realize the true nature of the world they are living in.
Directed by Florian Frerichs Starring Bruno Eyron, Sandra von Ruffin
POUSSIERE D'ANGE (24 minutes) (Angel Dust) Canada
One year ago, Alexa, a young woman in around thirty, lost her sister Estelle under tragic circumstances. Although this reality always appears to her as unacceptable, she can't help but commemorate this sad anniversary.
Directed by Everaerts Laurent Starring St-Jean Michou, Labat Charlotte, Cadet Angelo, Sébastien Croteau, Martin Sénéchal, Denise Lamontagne, Stéphanie Léonard, Isabelle Laurier, Élise Beaumont, Patricia Perron, Thomas Courcoul, Nicolas Cena
Rudy's Olde Hat (14 minutes) United States
Rudy Boutwell spent the majority of his life rescuing treasures that other people had abandoned. Rudy's Olde Hat was his home for the things he found, sold, and loved, but more importantly, it was his spiritual home. After years of the footage being lost due to the untimely death of the director, Herman Snell, editor Philip Scarborough has recovered Rudy's story and dusted it off. After feedback on a early rough cut shown during the Sundance Institute Film Forward program in Mississippi in early 2014, Philip has been working toward preserving Rudy's treasures to share with a broader audience.
Directed by Philip Scarborough & Herman Snell Featuring Rudy Boutwell
Sarah's Room (1 hour 20 minutes) United Kingdom
A psychedelic ambient horror/thriller. Joe returns home from a mysterious absence to discover his wife has taken in an equally mysterious lodger.
Directed by Grant McPhee Starring Patrick O'Brien
SIX (15 minutes) United States
DUMBO is a little child immersed in his imaginary world when he dropped a toy car in a hole. He reaches down to it but finds something else.
Directed by Frank Jerky Starring Maciek Swieboda
Steak Knives (4 minutes) United States
The tale of a birthday present gone wrong as a wife threatens her husbands wife for giving her steak knives.
Directed by Chris Esper Starring Audrey Noone, David Afflick
Texting: A Love Story (9 minutes) United States
A short, awkward romantic comedy about love, intimacy, and connection in the digital age.
In the eerie silence Nassim takes refuge. He dreams of his beautiful classmate Abigaëlle. Nassim is all too familiar with the fine line between imagination and reality; when fantasy replaces what is routine we sometimes lose our very selves, forgetting that what is real can strike us with much greater force.
Directed by Jean Malek Starring Robin Garland, Karim Arif Gamez
Baby at any price (12 minutes) France
Baby-crazy Julien promises Sophie he will take care of the Baby… Then his nightmarish night begins.
Directed by Clicquot Guillaume Starring Laetitia Fourcade, Jean Pierre Michael, Marie Christine Adam
Ball of Hope (18 minutes) Syria
Great atmosphere, pacing, music, and personality punctuate this uplifting slice-of-life film from Syria.