“ASHOKA VANAM“ Directed by YUVARAJ RAMASAMY
A middle-aged lady is living her life alone with depression. Her family & friends are not listening to her and only giving advice. The deep depression leads her into trauma. When her husband comes back from war, he finds her suffering alone and tries to make her understand that he came back. But the lady really believes that her husband is dead in a war.
“GRAND CANCAN” Directed by MIKHAIL KOSYREV-NESTEROV
Language: French, Russian
This film is based on a true story. The real participants of this true story have kindly agreed to perform their parts and take part in the shooting. The film is divided into two distinct stories with the same setting: the backstage of the Moscow Operetta theater with the Can-Can metaphor (or cancan as in the original French) which is a high-energy and physically demanding dance. Human relationships, betrayals, and the relationship between parents and children are the same common denominator found in the two parts of the film.
“MEMORY’S CONSOLATION” Directed by CHADI KHALIL HAZIME
Language: Arabic, English
After Hilton’s door had been closed for many years, the light was finally seen when the director decided to send a public invitation to watch his Big Show inside the ancient art shelter “Hilton Cinema – Al-Mreijeh District”.
As soon as the show began, he was surprised by another realistic show, to explore the past and history of Hilton Cinema, which was the silent witness to many of the harsh circumstances that occurred in this region.
“STRANGER DANGER” Directed by NATASJA SCHAAFSMA
Language: No Dialogue
A girl is dreaming away about her Tinder date that is planned for later that day. This is originally a Silent Short Film, but it does go very well together with a live performance of Leila J. Keeney performing her original song ‘Look So Sweet’.
“THE COWARD“ Directed by NATHANIEL BARKER-DUGGAN
Country: United Kingdom
The Coward is a short film set in 1941 amidst the Second World War. The film follows the fictional character, Henry Williams, who is a soldier fighting in France. Henry injures himself in order to be sent home however upon his return he is treated as a coward by his community. All the while Henry is fighting with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).
The film aims to explore the effects of PTSD upon a persons life and shines light on the lack of concern about the issue both historically and in the modern day.
“I LIKE IT HERE” Directed by TOM ANSON
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English, Russian
Nikita, a young Kyivan refugee in London misses his last bus home to his host family. Lost and alone he must navigate his emotions and the dark city streets.
“THE LETTERS” Directed by ROBBIE WALSH
THE LETTERS tells the story of 3 women from different walks of life who have been given mere weeks to live due to the false results of their cervical cancer checks
“SMILE” Directed by NEYSSER ESPADAS
2 clowns are making an acrobatic routine in the square, nobody are looking at them, just a lady that the clowns make smile and she give them a coin, they struggle for the coin and accidentally throw the coin and roll until the foot of a homeless, they remember the lady and smile to the homeless and gives the coin, then they go and keep working.