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LOOK AT THE STARS, 12min., USA
Directed by Aris Kouvares
In the twilight of his life, an elderly man revisits a bittersweet memory and reshapes it in the way he would have liked to have lived it.
CHRYSALIS, 13min., Mexico
Directed by Anapaola Almada Torres
Chrysalis is an LGBTQ+ short film that explores the beauty and complicity of a transformation process. David, a repressed and lonely young man, can only break free by using substances while he seeks to find a safe place where he can be. His depression has led to chaos, in his mind and at home. David will have to let go of parts of himself in order to evolve.
The ELFidemic, 9min., UK
Directed by Harry Stoneman
Mattie Moto spills the tea on the dramatic rise of disposable vapes in the UK and their questionable health effects, plus comedic and thought-provoking interviews with their users.
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, 30min., China
Directed by Bai Han
The boy had a bizarre dream that there was a lighthouse on the distant coast, and under the lighthouse there was a woman in a wedding dress. In order to escape his father's control, he is troubled by dreams and embarks on a journey of life to find the scene of his dreams. Along the way, he met all kinds of people, from walkers who lost their dreams and set out to find their dreams, wandering jazz performers, and girls who lived in dance halls after failing to find her dreams. They are both a microcosm of childhood trauma and another manifestation of dreams. And they have only become passers-by of phased companionship, and the only person who cares about his dreams is the teenager himself.The film is adapted from a difficult period for the director.
MIRRORTY, 11min., Turkey
Directed by Serkan Aktas
"Mirrorty" is about the mysterious disappearance of a man who lives alone in a city where people are vanished mysteriously, who is alienated from society and ignorant to social tragedies.
DARK FALLS, 17min., Rwanda
Directed by NSABIMANA Eleazar
Since 2008 , different groups of terrorist and external attacks use dark falls jungle to attack the country , the government decides to send a man to connect communication lines in dark falls so that they can find out stranger people who come in jungle too early to stop them but he faced some mysterious problems.
EPITAPH TO N/949, 7min,. Spain
Directed by Nacho Recio
In a dystopian future with a society dominated by the meat food industries, who are the real terrorists?, who are the persecuted and eliminated by the ones that have the power?.
CHOICE, 17min., Ukraine
Directed by Andrii Vasylovych Komakha
Vlad dreams of mountains and hears the words of a poem by an unknown voice. Vlad wakes up from the alarm clock, at first he thinks that everything is fine, then he realizes that he overslept. Quickly gathers in a hurry. He doesn't have time for the minibus. Comes to work. The feeling that life is gray and boring. On the table is a photo with mountains, which reminds of his dream.
SECTION 2, 12min., UK
Directed by Robyn Rainsford
Set against the grim reality of an overstretched National Health Service in the UK. We follow a tender and intimate story of childhood, friendship and the pain of mental illness. On day 28 of Cam's detainment his girlfriend Kay, childhood friend Pete, and key worker Rachael, navigate the hours before Cam’s outcome is decided.