Lineup for 2023
Time: (7 - 8:30 pm)
- The Rat/ Zhantemir Baimukhamedov/ 30 min/ fiction/ Kazakhstan/ 2022
- The Sprayer/ Farnoosh Abedi/ 9 min/ animation/ Iran/ 2022
- Datsun/ Mark Albiston/ 15 min/ fiction/ New Zealand/ 2021
- Khadiga/ Morad Mostafa/ 20 min/ Egypt/ 2021
- For Roy/ Vivian Cheung/ 12 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2022
Zhantemir Baimukhamedov/ 30 min/ fiction/ Kazakhstan/ 2022
Interesting story about the rat and the old man during the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Farnoosh Abedi/ 9 min/ animation/ Iran/ 2022
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary
Mark Albiston/ 15 min/ fiction/ New Zealand/ 2021
A fourteen-year-old boy, whose Mum plans on selling his deceased Dad’s Datsun, decides to take his best friend and little brother on one last joyride
Khadiga/ Morad Mostafa/ 20 min/ Egypt/ 2021
Khadiga, a young mother of 18 lives alone with her baby after her husband left for work in a remote city; in an ordinary day she makes her way through the hustle of Cairo streets to do some visits where she feels uncomfortable with the surroundings.
Vivian Cheung/ 12 min/ fiction/ Canada/ 2022
Inspired by true events, an imaginative Asian-Canadian girl attempts to fold a thousand cranes as she learns to lose her father during his final days in the hospice.
Time: (9 - 10:30pm)
The Legend of Kalinga
Reza Moosaei & Hassan Saemi/ 30 min/ documentary/ Canada/ 2021
- The Legend of Kalinga/ Reza Moosaei & Hassan Saemi/ 30 min/ documentary/ Canada/ 2021
- Sierra/ Sander Joon/ 15 min/ animation/ Estonia/ 2022
- Warsha/ Dania Bdeir/ 15 min/ fiction/ rance/ 2021
- Tria/ Giulia Grandinetti/ 17 min/ fiction/ Italy/2022
- Red Fire/ Mona A.Shahi/ 11 min/ animation/ Iran/ 2021
Kalinga is a landlocked province in the Philippines situated within the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. Village name “Buscalan” home of 103 years old legendary Tribal Tattoo Artist (Mombabatok) and her love story with a “Headhunter”. Tourists visiting from all over the world line up to get tribal tattoos from her. (Whang-Od )
Sander Joon/ 15 min/ animation/ Estonia/ 2022
A father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, the boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director’s childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.
Dania Bdeir/ 15 min/ fiction/ rance/ 2021
Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.
Giulia Grandinetti/ 17 min/ fiction/ Italy/2022
In a dystopian Rome, a law is enforced which doesn’t allow immigrant families to have more than three children. If a fourth is to be expected, he or she must be born, however, one of them must then be killed, giving the females priority for sacrifice. Zoe, Iris and Clio are three sisters, but one of them will soon be killed…
Mona A.Shahi/ 11 min/ animation/ Iran/ 2021
The Darkness Demon has swept over the world, trying to set the ending of Light unlike the earlier promises and prophecies. It is in such an era that a flock of Red birds travel in search of the Red Fire; a Fire that according to the prophecies, wipes out the blackness and puts an end to the constant eclipse and absence of the Sun. But where are they going to find the Red Fire?
Time: (5:30 - 7pm)
- Branka/ Ákos K. Kovács/ 20 min/ fiction/ Hungary/ 2021
- The Garbage Man/ Laura Gonçalves/ 12 min/ animation/ Portugal/ 2022
- Rites/ Damián Vondrášek/ 15 min/ fiction/ Czech Republic/ 2022
- The Highway Margin/ Hossein Shoaiee/ 13 min/ fiction/ Iran/ 2022
- Techno Mama/ Saulius Baradinskas/ 18 min/ fiction/ Lithuania/ 2021
Ákos K. Kovács/ 20 min/ fiction/ Hungary/ 2021
Yugoslavia, 1991. Far away from the war zones Branka gets a job at a maternity ward of a state hospital. The young woman is all alone, but it turns out loneliness is not the hardest burden Branka has to carry. Newborns are disappearing from the hospital.
The Garbage Man
Laura Gonçalves/ 12 min/ animation/ Portugal/ 2022
On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.
Damián Vondrášek/ 15 min/ fiction/ Czech Republic/ 2022
A boy with a cleft lip has one afternoon to pass the initiation ritual to a street gang.
The Highway Margin
Hossein Shoaiee/ 13 min/ fiction/ Iran/ 2022
She was supposed to do her daily stuff on an ordinary day, but suddenly she became a criminal.
Saulius Baradinskas/ 18 min/ fiction/ Lithuania/ 2021
Nikita loves to listen techno music and dreams to go to Berlin and visit the famous club “Berghain”. His mother Irena doesn’t know about his son’s dreams and soon enough their mutual expectations will clash.
Time: (7:30-9 pm)
- Neighbour Abdi/ Douwe Dijkstra/ 30 min/ documentary/ Netherlands/ 2022
- A Winner/ Mehdi Mahaei/ 20 min/fiction/ Iran/ 2022
- Ice Merchants/ João Gonzalez/ 14 min/ animation/ Portugal/ 2022
- About Me/ Ali Asgari/ 15 min/ fiction/ Netherlands/ 2022
Douwe Dijkstra/ 30 min/ documentary/ Netherlands/ 2022
How can you understand a violent past? Somali-born Abdi reenacts his life, marked by war and criminality, with the help of his neighbour and filmmaker Douwe. Through playful reconstructions in a special effects studio, they embark on a candid and investigative journey through a painful history, focusing on the creative process throughout.
Mehdi Mahaei/ 20 min/fiction/ Iran/ 2022
This film is about the story of a female filmmaker who lives and works in her mother’s greenhouse. After her film gets selected in a reputable film festival abroad, she is faced with problems to leave the country.
João Gonzalez/ 14 min/ animation/ Portugal/ 2022
Every day, a father and his son jump with a parachute from their vertiginous cold house, attached to a cliff, to go to the village on the ground, far away where they sell the ice they produce daily.
Ali Asgari/ 15 min/ fiction/ Netherlands/ 2022
Young Fatima holds a secret that could change her fate; she must place her trust in a doctor to make a tough decision between cultural tradition and medical ethics.