Mykonos Biennale Antidote

Dramatic Nights

Official Film Selection

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dir. by Saman Hosseinpuor, Iran
runtime: 1 min
screening: July 6th
The Barber started cutting the boys hair while watching a Football game on TV.
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8 Aranas

dir. by Daniel Lecanda, Mexico
runtime: 13 min
screening: July 4th
An obsessive-compulsive man is obligated to go through an experiential therapy on a woman in order to cure his arachnophobia.
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Air

dir. by Mete Sozer, USA
runtime: 1 min
screening: July 7th
The juxtaposition of freedom and the horror which accompanies nothingness.
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Athanasios

dir. by Alexi Papalexopoulos, USA
runtime: 8 min
screening: July 6th
Athanasios, a mischievous, 21 year old Greek American, lives and works with his grandfather, a Greek immigrant, in the family shoe repair store. Athanasios takes his Greek heritage for granted, and more importantly, the significance of his name and what it means. It is through the telling of his grandfather's survival of the Kalavryta Massacre of 1943 that Athanasios finally realizes and appreciates his heritage -- never again shunning away his name or family.
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Axiom

dir. by Sally Grizzell Larson, United States
runtime: 1 min
screening: July 7th
The rhythm of clapping hands, the repetition of images in equally timed segments: We are lulled and seduced. Like any other high functioning receptor, the human brain is indiscriminate about what it picks up. How then do we resist the seemingly benign when we're mesmerized by it in spite of our better judgment?

An Unknown Friend

dir. by Emilija Gasic, Czech Republic
runtime: 9 min
screening: July 7th
It's the end of the 19Th century. Lonely and desperate Masha writes series of love letters to a man who does not respond. Her cold and ignorant husband leads his own life not seeming to notice nor care about his wife's troubles. Masha chooses to live in her own world, in their huge renaissance house trying to cope with her rather bleak future and quite a disturbing past. Inspired by a short story by Ivan Bunin.
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An Untold Story Of A Known Irony

dir. by Ritika Bajaj Vijra, India
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 4th
A emotional saga of a family during the biggest mass migration of the world- India Pakistan Partition
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Awake

dir. by Michael Achtman, UK
runtime: 22 min
screening: July 6th
Anna, a woman living with MS is visited by Doreen, a door to door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together they walk in the park, bake a chocolate cake and watch an Ingmar Bergman film. Both women are blind, played by blind actors Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill in this existential comedy.
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Butterfly

dir. by Yianna Dellatolla, Greece
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 2nd
A young love between a boy and a girl in elementary school turns into a heartbreak when their family dramas end up affecting their sensitive interaction.

Babylon

dir. by Felix Van Cleeff , Netherlands
runtime: 6 min
A ritual celebration at the seaside
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Bahar (Spring)

dir. by Ali Pour Issa, Iran
runtime: 23 min
screening: July 7th
Fereshteh has aborted her four-month fetus in the past. Her family has kept it secret until she reveals it in the presence of Saman, who is in love with her.
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Before The Full Moon Returns

dir. by Danliewen Lu, China
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 2nd
Before the moon festival arrives, a furniture dealer has to find back his grandmother's table which he sold indifferently. This unexpectedly difficult mission gradually revives his deeply sunken memories.
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Blush

dir. by Corey Kloos, USA
runtime: 4 min
screening: July 3rd
When Simon catches the eye of the prettiest girl at the bar, he must find the courage to approach her. Once he starts down that path, nothing will stop him, even if love is unexpected and scary.

Boccanegra With Placido Domingo

dir. by Thomas Storesund, USA
runtime: 18 min
screening: July 3rd
This short subject documentary follows Placido Domingo in an intimate behind the scenes look into the staging of Verdi's opera 'Simon Boccanegra.'
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Bread Or Blood

dir. by Jack Chapman, USA
runtime: 21 min
screening: July 7th
A different kind of road movie, Bread or Blood carries the viewer on a journey along rails and rivers, following the route across the United States taken by Kelly's Army in 1894. Contemporary voices punctuate movement through the landscapes that surround America's old arteries. Steel wheels are polished bright by thousands of miles of rail as the stories of America echo down the mountains, deserts, high plains, and fields of corn, all the way to the meandering currents and eddies of the Des Moines, Mississippi, and Ohio Rivers.
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Brooklyn United

dir. by Tracey Anarella, USA
runtime: 11 min
screening: July 7th
Brooklyn United is a story of redemption. Ty Brown is Executive Director of Brooklyn United, a marching band, one hundred fifty strong. As Ty states, BU is what keeps these young people off the streets, from gangs and worse. BU opens with drummer, Brandon Little, who raps BU's story from the beginning to the present. During the film, we experience Ty's sudden fall from grace due to alleged sexual misconduct with an underage female band member and Ty's path of redemption and rebirth after a long exile form all he's ever known. We see the man, the father and the band director turn his life around, creating and growing BU, all while saving the lives of the young people of Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
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Ceaseless

dir. by Daniel Bloch, Australia
runtime: 7 min
Ceaseless is an experimental film influenced by the surrealist movement and postmodernist films. The film explores the psyche of a disillusioned protagonist, Trista, who questions the routine nature of life in the urbanized western society that she lives in, whilst promoting the message that natural moments of creativity are far too scarce in an overly capitalistically driven world.
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Circle Scene

dir. by Thiago Zamprogno, Brazil
runtime: 11 min
Camera follows a woman going through a series of existencial territories and ends up confusing itself with its main object of attention.
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Col O' Bara Delivers Injustice

dir. by Theodoras Vogiatzidis, Greece
runtime: 11 min
screening: July 6th
An action/crime/thriller/comedy taking place somewhere between the 70's and the 80's. Col O' Bara is a conservative, racist, irresponsible and sexually confused cop, He doesn't hesitate to play out of the rules and he tends to do that a lot. With his sidekick, played by Nico Pipico (fictional playboy-actor of the 70's played by Nick Diamantidis), he confronts the 'creme de la creme' of the criminal underworld while making a mess out of everything with their unorthodox ways and their incompetence.
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Constellations

dir. by Margaret Corn, USA
runtime: 4 min
screening: July 7th
A narrative about the consolation journey of a little girl after the untimely death of her mother the previous Christmas.
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Cosmic Journey

dir. by Jonathan Kitzen, USA
runtime: 22 min
screening: July 7th
A stunningly beautiful, totally immersive space journey from Shuttle launch to the far edge of the known universe and back.
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Crowd Pleaser

dir. by Michal Lavi, Canada
runtime: 7 min
screening: July 4th
A spaceship captain and a handyman's encounter unfolds under the gaze of a familiar, aging moon.

Cyclops

dir. by Victoria Trzeciak, Greece
runtime: 17 min
screening: July 2nd
Hercules is a boy with a problem in one of his eyes. People make fun of him and call him "Cyclops". He lives with his mother, and has never met his father. He meets Eftichis by chance who is also a "Cyclops". They wander around the city centre and by dawn both of them will have changed.
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Dabda

dir. by Nikitas Vasilakis, USA
runtime: 6 min
screening: July 4th
A young woman experiences the five stages of grief.
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Doris Ortiz

dir. by Daniele Sartori, Italy
runtime: 18 min
screening: July 4th
In the night the city is perturbed by the trail of blood a Minister, setting off in pursuit of two surreal clowns, leaves behind. The politician is completely out of touch with reality and his delirious chase will find an end in an half-desert industrial zone, where the previous offender Doris Ortiz is running a little bar. The woman will fatally fall in love with him. At dawn a security camera will disclose the epilogue of the crazy event to the Country.
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Diningtable 2 -The Time Curve

dir. by Aggeliki Bozou , Greece
runtime: 8 min
The video was filmed at Vyrsodepseio Theater and was open to the audience that could attend the action in real time along with the soundscapes and improvisations of Vally Ioannou. Ten performers (choral members) are sat around the table. Their faces are covered with scarves so they can only feel by touching. On the table, between their hands, the symbols lay: weapon, ash, fire, book, box, scissors, water, cards, branches, body. At the head of the table is Supermarionetta: She will lay the cards on the table and reveal the prophecy so that everyone can dive in the curve of time. Then the second self will appear.
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Entrecorpos

dir. by Gustavo Raulino, Brazil
runtime: 12 min
screening: July 4th
We are in a timeless 2015, in a scenario where a dry dam of crackled soil represents the city of SP, in Brazil. An only couple, indwells this desert, the disintegrated city. In recognizing themselves in that context, both start to investigate the causes of the drought.
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Elvin

dir. by Orfeas Peretzis, Greece
runtime: 25 min
screening: July 3rd
Peter works as a DJ for a night's wage at clubs of the Greek province. Always on the move. Irritable, solitary. This time he has a passenger.
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Escher's Taxi

dir. by Aleksei Abib, Brazil
runtime: 16 min
screening: July 6th
In the old center of Sao Paulo, Carlos takes a taxi to Buenos Aires. As he crosses Escher's space-time, he accesses a deeper city within himself.Carlos now travels through his emotions, his unconscious, and goes far beyond anything he could imagine.
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Fate - It Is What It Is!

dir. by Rob Lobosco, Australia
runtime: 15 min
screening: July 6th
We come together for a reason, to learn a vital life lesson - whatever journey fate takes you on, it is what it is!
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Forced Contact

dir. by Daniele Sartori , Italy
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 3rd
World War II has just come to an end. At a center for the identification of prisoners of war, Lieutenant Antonio Graziani is being falsely accused of having ordered the execution of ten civilians. German Detlef Hagermann, captured along with Graziani by partisans during the days of the massacre, is the only one able to clear him from the accusations, but a secret he promised to keep prevents him from telling the truth until the very last minute.
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Figs For Italo

dir. by Bob Celli, United States
runtime: 19 min
screening: July 7th
A world at war. A brother and sister. A day that changed their family forever.
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Gallero

dir. by Andreas Hadjipateras, Cuba
runtime: 14 min
screening: July 7th
A short documentary about Cockfighting in Cuba. Exploring the cultural and social importance that it has for many Cubans, the film paints a portrait of a controversial but also popular sport through four different characters.
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Gold

dir. by Alexander Tuschinski, Germany
runtime: 7 min
screening: July 3rd
100 years after the gold rush, bygone splendor rests in the desert. Intercut with millenia-old sequoia-trees, nature conquers human structures in this experimental short film.
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Hear Me Out

dir. by Andronikos - Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Greece
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 7th
The movie follows the life of a man who is daily faced with psychological violence and pressure in contemporary Athens. Inevitably, the receiver having stored all that pressure in his soul ends up causing and exerting more violence as a form of reaction towards his immediate environment. So, we watch how the protagonist enters a vicious circle of brutality in which no room for communication exists.
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Helio

dir. by Teddy Cecil, USA
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 3rd
A sci-fi noir set in a dystopian underground city on the eve of a revolution.
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Is It My Turn

dir. by Shelagh Carter, Canada
runtime: 6 min
The Feminine, expressed through dance.
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In Overtime

dir. by Rami Yasin, Jordan
runtime: 13 min
screening: July 6th
When 40-year-old Amir visits his ailing father in hospital intending to reveal a long held secret, the nature of their dysfunctional relationship gets in the way. As the two men battle out their differences, the tension mounts on Amir who finally withdraws and leaves. Blinded by rage and his galloping emotions, Amir finds himself stuck between guilt and a desperate need to race back to his father before it's too late.
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In Search Of Scott Crombie

dir. by Frank Ciota, Italy
runtime: 22 min
screening: July 6th
In the summer of 1985 American Scott Crombie disappeared off the coast of Italy without a trace. Twenty five years later, the son he never knew has come back to find him.

Ion Dragoumis

dir. by Anon,
runtime: 25 min
screening: July 7th
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Isola Del Giglio

dir. by Tom Schroeder, USA
runtime: 11 min
screening: July 6th
Sunday morning on the long curve of Campese, Isola del Giglio. Impressions of the Italian island in the form of a sketchbook.
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Janne Of Love

dir. by Vilma Kartalska, Radko Savov , Bulgaria
runtime: 26 min
screening: July 3rd
„Janne of love” is a humorous investigation of the communicational problems, cultural differences and prejudices of contemporary Europeans. Bulgarian, Finnish and English language “get along, hide real intentions and clash” just like the characters, pointing out the invisible borders in a globalized world. The wild journey starts in Bulgaria, where Millitsa and Anni meet two Finnish boys – Timo and Ilkka. Beer is flowing, the temperatures are getting high, so as the passions. After getting intoxicated and recklessly breaking the law, the feelings of the main characters evolve and culminate in a shameless love confession on the dance floor. Finland, Timo and Millitsa are already married. When alone they are the perfect match, but in public the joyful and noisy Millitsa gives Timo a hard time. Soon the stereotypical views cause their love language to fall apart. They start speaking their native tongues and their mind. Clichés and the bias that Eastern and Western Europeans have against each other burst out in a hilarious argument. Will there be a solution in this never-ending conflict? And who, for God’s sake, is Janne!?
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Jesse And The Fountain Of Youth

dir. by Tracey Anarella, USA
runtime: 12 min
screening: July 3rd
The movie is about a street musician named Jesse. The movie takes us through Jesse's continuous challenge of negotiating the line between 'busking' in the subways and keeping the momentum of advancing his career as a musician above ground. We accompany Jesse on this journey by hearing him play for money in the NYC subway system.Through interviews with Jesse and living through the steps of having one of his songs produced, the audience shares with Jesse this ambivalence about staying 'underground' as a musician or taking the traditional route of chasing him dream 'above ground'.
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Judgment

dir. by Elizabeth Kedrick, USA
runtime: 7 min
screening: July 4th
A psychological thriller exploring the power of guilt.
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Kill Me

dir. by Damon Silvester, USA
runtime: 13 min
screening: July 3rd
An elderly woman wants to die to be with her deceased husband but her religion forbids suicide...so she seeks alternative means.
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Kayip (The Loss)

dir. by Mete Sozer, Belgium
runtime: 15 min
After a painful breakup with the love of his life, a man waits at a cafe for a lifetime, hoping she would walk in again.
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Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace

dir. by Jeff Dupre, USA
runtime: 40 min
screening: July 6th
Famous for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace follows the artist as he steps out of his comfort zone to create a series of paintings of women for the first time. Kehinde casts his models on the streets of New York and then enlists Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy to create couture gowns for each woman. The film traces the artist's process from concept to canvas as he reveals to us another side of black femininity.
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Klei

dir. by Ruud Matthijssen, Netherlands
runtime: 28 min
screening: July 4th
God created the world, the Dutch created the Netherlands. Klei (Clay) is a short film about peoples efforts to get in touch with each other in an artificial world. The film was shot at the Flevopolder, the largest artificial island reclaimed on water in the world. There are no ancient cities, no mountains, no irregularities, no rituals. There are people in search of...
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La Fin

dir. by Hugo Hubert, France
runtime: 19 min
screening: July 4th
The young Lia, married to a banker that she no longer loves, sees its existence toggle in the wake of an unprecedented crisis.
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Love At First Sight

dir. by Mark Playne, United Kingdom
runtime: 14 min
screening: July 2nd
A heart warming story of a lonely young man's increasingly creative attempts to attract the attention of the girl of his dreams. A gentle film of hope and optimism.
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Made You Look

dir. by Sigal Yona, Israel
runtime: 15 min
screening: July 7th
A portrait of two street artists who turn utilitarian structures and objects into works of art reflecting nature.
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Mast

dir. by Tahsin Ozmen, Turkey
runtime: 14 min
screening: July 2nd
During the 1990s, a boy struggles to deliver a banned Kurdish cassette to his grandfather in the City of Cizre.
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Mokpo 65km

dir. by Jianan Fan, China
runtime: 24 min
screening: July 4th
This short story is based on the accident of the sink of ‘SEWOL’ ship, it narrates to the readers the story of two men’s journey from Ansan City to Mokpo City, one man is an idle truck driver, the other is the 'SEWOL' shipwreck victim’s father.
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Noise

dir. by Paul Surety, United Kingdom
runtime: 6 min
screening: July 3rd
'Noise' is a film that uses clever sound design to show the liberating effects of dance.It shows the world from the perspective of a withdrawn and lonely girl surrounded by arguing or hectoring adults. The film has a cold, austere feel. Instead of dialogue the film is filled with cacophonous noise.
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Ona Meta (Off Season)

dir. by Elinor Nechemya, Israel
runtime: 28 min
screening: July 7th
Wandering through mysterious paths of a sleepy seaside resort, Zohar seeks clues in hope to discover reasons for her father's absence from a family vacation. Obscurity and fear sends Zohar to darker places that threaten the unstable serenity.
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Olivia Martha Ilse

dir. by Sophia Kiapos, USA
runtime: 14 min
screening: July 6th
Set in Depression era Mississippi, the film follows three sisters - Olivia, Martha and Ilse. Throughout the years, people come and go, but the sisters hope they will escape from their small society. When Nora, a foreigner from outside the South enters the household, the sisters begin to lose everything.
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Our Futures Ltd

dir. by Lukas Schrank, Greece
runtime: 13 min
A man enlists in a life extension program run by the institution, Our Futures. How long will he have to wait, will he wake in the future he is promised or perhaps he will remain in stasis indefinitely?

Oval Room

dir. by Jeff Wyatt Wilson, USA
runtime: 4 min
screening: July 4th
Politically charged, witty, sexy... and raw, 'Oval Room' was officially released today by International runway model Gin Cooley. Gin recorded the song herself in rural west Tennessee with the most nominal equipment (yardsale electronics) on zero budget and no training. Indie Film director/DP Jeff Wyatt Wilson captured the authenticity of the song after visiting Gin in her rural hometown Paris Tennessee, where the song was originally recorded. Oval Room was written by Blaze Foley, an American singer/songwriter based out of Austin Texas. Foley initially wrote the song about Ronald Reagan, but Cooley's rendition takes a much broader approach. To Gin, the song speaks corporate America and the great monopolies of the western worlds as well as the obvious political scrutiny. Viewers can enjoy some infamous presidential bloopers while watching Gin perform in hopes of easing some tension in the upcoming presidential election.
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Pas Le Choix

dir. by Justin Wu, Canada
runtime: 7 min
screening: July 4th
A single father in Paris struggles to care for his child and escapes periodically through contemporary dance.
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Prosehos

dir. by Vanessa Zouganeli, Greece
runtime: 5 min
screening: July 7th
Prosechos (Shortly) is a trailer of a breath catching drama involving corrupted doctors, brutal gangsters and a greedy femme fatal.
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Scrabble

dir. by Cristian Sulser, Switzerland
runtime: 12 min
screening: July 2nd
'Scrabble' addresses the secret desire to break out of the routine of a loveless relationship and illuminates with irony the depths of humanity behind a traditional facade - using a simple board game.Once the first rush of love in a relationship has passed and the daily routine has set in, the point comes where you want to feel free again. Theo lives just such a dull routine in his allotment shed, his passion for his wife Barbara long gone. In secret, he imagines what it would be like to get away from this bleak, empty existence with Barbara.Their weekly Scrabble game presents unexpected opportunities - is it possible that a few simple letters could bring Theo`s dark fantasies to reality? That a chosen word determines fate? Is it possible to murder Barbara?
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Schattenseele (At)

dir. by Mike Friedrich, Germany
runtime: 29 min
screening: July 4th
Lucy, a young woman flees the quarantine station of a hospital in order to find a space to write down her story in form of a novel. After breaking into a house by a lake she is confronted with the neighbor, who believes she is the daughter of the owner. With the arriving of the house owner the story gets dramatic, he gets killed, the neighbor steals the book and publishes it under her own name. The book becomes a big success while the young sick woman is kept imprisoned by the neighbor in the cellar of her house. When Lucy is forced to celebrate the success of the book, the two woman start to argue and reality starts to reveal itself.
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Shortcut

dir. by Shahrukh Kavousi, Norway
runtime: 19 min
screening: July 3rd July 6th
Ramin is a 17 year old boy who lives and works illegally in a hair dressing salon. One night Julia (17) visits, a girl who has a relation to his boss. It becomes a challenging meeting between the two teenagers.
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Simply Present

dir. by George Vdokakis/Nikos Kounitis, Greece
runtime: 9 min
screening: July 4th
Without any explanation or introduction, we felt we had arrived at a very specific place. There was no need to hurry, no urge to move on. We were simply present.
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Spilled Milk On Banjo

dir. by Adriane Little , USA
runtime: 3 min
screening: July 6th
This video was inspired by Lisa Williams' poem "Spilled Milk on Banjo" as read by WIlliams for the video. The video translates the brief and lyrical exchanges of mother and daughter, which is brought together visually with the use of the umbilical cord as metaphor for this connection.

Stendhal

dir. by Mustafa Mahdi, USA
runtime: 17 min
screening: July 6th
A meticulous sociopath destroys the lives of those closest to her as she aims for ultimate authority over a political campaign.

Strawberries

dir. by Paul Surety, United Kingdom
runtime: 12 min
screening: July 2nd
Alex, a middle-aged married man, is having an affair with Alma, his much younger lover. The couple meet regularly to indulge their passion, but their latest rented love nest is full of surprises. The weekend goes well until a strange presence that emanates from a mysterious locked cupboard unnerves them both, creating paranoia and casting a malevolent spell over their relationship.
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Test

dir. by Jay Lifton, USA
runtime: 10 min
screening: July 7th
A seemingly unremarkable man spends a day taking a bizarre test at a mysterious facility. Through his day he interacts with the odd, detached employees of the facility, guiding him from section to section, obscuring the intentions or duration of the test.
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The Loyalist

dir. by Minji Kang, South Korea
runtime: 20 min
screening: July 3rd
A North Korean general checks in on his daughter at a Swiss boarding school to test her loyalty to her motherland.
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Technical Difficulties Of Intimacy

dir. by Joel Moffett , United States
runtime: 19 min
screening: July 6th
Starring world-renowned queer icon Buck Angel, Technical Difficulties of Intimacy is a groundbreaking new film about a man and woman, who try to salvage their relationship by exploring new sexual horizons. THE CINHOMO INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL JURY SAYS THIS ABOUT TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF INTIMACY: "Three dimensional characters hilariously explore the many facets of identity and sexual desire!" THE BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL SAYS THIS ABOUT TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES OF INTIMACY: This groundbreaking film is about relationships outside the cis world. It’s a sexy situational comedy about two trans people (played by Buck Angel and Mariana Marroquin) navigating a relationship. It will mess with your comfort zone and your expectations, from set design to something unfortunate that happens to a dildo. This film is fearless in confronting the artifice that keeps love from being complete and authentic. NOTE: SUBTITLES! This film IS subtitled in SPANISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN AND CHINESE. Please send email to parksmoffett@hotmail.com to request a DVD or Blu-ray screener or DCP with these subtitles.
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Texting: A Love Story

dir. by Rani Crowe , United States
runtime: 8 min
screening: July 7th
A short, awkward romantic comedy about love, intimacy, and connection in the digital age.
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The Beast Of Love's Burden

dir. by Cole Mercier, USA
runtime: 7 min
screening: July 6th
After years of failure in the search for Sasquatch. Marjorie, a former crypto-zoologist, has retired to a secluded cabin in the woods hoping that one day he would find her instead.
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The Cursed Days

dir. by Emilija Gasic, Serbia/Montenegro
runtime: 17 min
screening: July 2nd
During the turbulent times in the 18Th century Serbian village, life of a poor, superstitious Serbian family dramatically changes when the head of the family, father and husband returns from the war against Turks - infected with vampirism. However, one family member manages to find salvation in the place least expected.
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The Future Perfect

dir. by Nicolas Citton, Canada
runtime: 11 min
screening: July 4th
THE FUTURE PERFECT A time travel movie that take place in the space between then and now. One man is hired to do a job that makes him question every impulse in his body, until he sees a future he cannot unlearn. A sparse, minimalist sci-fi story about the endless nature of grief, starring Zachary Quinto (Star Trek; Margin Call), Robert Baker (Mad Men;Texas Rising), and featuring music by Son Lux (Looper; The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby). Dir. Nick Citton. RT: 12:17

The Long Night

dir. by Emma Eisner, USA
runtime: 2 min
screening: July 7th
In a sequence of surrealistic images, this stop motion animation threads through the intervals and spaces of 'The Long Night.'
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The Lotus Gun

dir. by Amanda Milius, USA
runtime: 26 min
screening: July 3rd
The year is 2077, in a post government world, where there are no laws or weapons, Nora and her best friend and lover, Daph, live an idyllic life in a sparse and rugged landscape. After a stranger arrives on their land Daph's curiosity takes her away to a violent and misogynistic psychedelic drug cult. Nora doesn't just want Daph back, she also wants revenge.

The Making Of Love

dir. by Jeannette Louie, Germany
runtime: 18 min
screening: July 6th
'The Making of Love' is a psychological journey into the realm of lovesickness. A seduction has altered a teenage girl. Her involvement with an older man and subsequent abandonment by him inflicts a solipsistic stupor upon her daily life. She is transfixed by consciousness, haunted by memories and subjugated by turbulent emotions. This girl is real and her words are transposed from the pages of a private journal into the space of film. 'The Making of Love' shows a mind pondering upon the ailments and emotions occurring when the unrequited manifests physically and philosophically.

The Man Who Fed His Shadow

dir. by Mario Garefo, Greece
runtime: 18 min
screening: July 6th
.A man intrudes into rich people's dinners claiming that he can collect the food from their table and feed his shadow which, curiously enough, is a female figure.
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The Soft Shelled Crab And The Metal Claw

dir. by Joseph Accardi, USA
runtime: 15 min
screening: July 7th
The Soft Shell Crab and the Metal Claw follows Wei Tang, a Chinese woman in her mid twenties, who finds herself enslaved by the bonds of marriage to an abusive husband, the owner of a fish market in New York City's Chinatown. Trapped in this foreign reproduction of her homeland, Wei Tang is forced to endure a grueling workday of gutting fish as well as the physical torment brought upon her by her husband. However, after years of enduring this life, Wei Tang has hatched a plan to escape. Will Wei Tang get away, or, like the crabs and fish she sells, are there just some traps from which we cannot break free?
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The Tree Of Numbers

dir. by Isis Kiwen, Mexico
runtime: 15 min
screening: July 4th
A little girl who is ostracized by her town is vindicated through her numbers.
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The West Begins At Fifth Avenue

dir. by Kryssa Schemmerling, Donald Gray, USA
runtime: 17 min
screening: July 4th
History and myth merge in this impressionistic mini-epic that imagines the birth and early life of legendary gunslinger Billy the Kid when he truly was a kid -- one of thousands of urchins trying to survive on the streets of 19th-century New York City's Lower East Side. The West Begins at Fifth Avenue draws visual inspiration from the photographs of Jacob Riis and borrows the cinematic language of early silent cinema to create an evocative, highly unconventional Western set entirely in New York City -- and in the mind.
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The Outcasts Of The Calatrava Bridge

dir. by Dimitris Panakis, Greece
runtime: 8 min
screening: July 3rd
A man and a woman, outcasts of a harsh reality, walk along the Calatrava Bridge in Athens (Greece). they stop for a while and they dream before they return to their everyday life.
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Winds Of Change

dir. by Alex Bak, United Kingdom, Peru
runtime: 22 min
screening: July 3rd
We have reached a point where climate change is visibly damaging the livelihoods of rural Peruvians, who struggle ever more for water and electricity. A tireless farmer, with the help of renewable energy, is the first in his village to bring light to his home.
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Woman

dir. by Konstantinos Chaliasas, Greece
runtime: 15 min
screening: July 4th
Calliope, a fifty-year old woman, has only one purpose in life: to see her daughter getting married.
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Cappuccino Please

dir. by Raisa Al Mansoori, United Arab Emirates
runtime: 6 min
screening: July 4th
'Always listen to your old lady.'
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Junk Girl

dir. by Mohammad Zare, Iran
runtime: 17 min
screening: July 3rd
There once was a girlwho was made up of junk.She looked really dirty,and she smelled like a skunk.She was always unhappy,or in one of her slumps-perhaps 'cause she spentso much time down in the dumps.The only bright momentwas from a guy named Stan.He was from the neighborhoodgarbage man.He loved her a lotand made a marriage proposal,but she already thrown herselfin the garbage disposal.