Director Ismail Mostafanejad
Switzerland
Runtime  44:00
Completion Date:  April 20, 2019

Jann, 20 and Ari, 30 drink coffee on the stairs. Sybille, 40 walks by and Jann comments on her ass. Ari accuses him of being sexist. Unexpectedly, Sybille approaches Jann in the studio. They want to meet again. On a date in a cafe, Sybille talks professionally about journalism, but Jann tries to charm her. He invites Sybille to dinner. Sybille feels his charm and they sleep together.

Love and age

Director George Ebro
United States
Runtime   27:39
Completion Date: April 9, 2019

In the framework of the independence protests in Catalonia, Spain, an intelligence agent is ordered to intercede with a suspected terrorist linked to the separatists. But not everything turns out to be what it seems.

Land of Rabbits

Director Sara Eustáquio
United States
Runtime 6:23
Completion Date: May 1, 2019

Something unusual happens while a group of young people is hanging out by the pool at night.

Hazel

Director He Huang
United States
Runtime   11:28
Completion Date: March 12, 2019

A girl Haley grew up without a father. Hailey’s mother had a boyfriend named Rick who was a police officer. Haley would sexually be abused by Rick since she was a young girl. After she knew her mom had a possibility of marrying Rick, she becomes terrified with the idea and tries to convince her mother not to go through with it, but her mother is in love with Rick. After Haley gets abused by Rick again; she decides to avenge herself. Haley’s mother eventually comes to a realization that something is wrong and saves her daughter.

Haley

Director Tomer Asayag
Israel
Runtime   25:26
Completion Date: July 15, 2017

A story of a young girl, struggling with the turmoil of drug addiction, documented by her cousin, who tries to intervene and to get her the help she needs.

My Cousin Tami

Director Arata Shigeno
Myanmar
Runtime 47:53
Completion Date: February 27, 2019

In 1941, Japan invaded Myanmar. Looking back this history, a Japanese student and two Myanmar student started their journey to review their unforgettable history. They together research , do interview, and discuss. Finally, they conclude their view of the history.

The Ancestors' Memories

Director Zuhair Mehrali
United Kingdom
Runtime 35:09
Completion Date: May 12, 2017

On his parents' wedding anniversary, a British artist attempts to construct an understanding of his African-Asian lineage, whilst completing commissioned sketches in Cornwall. This is an experimental film that collages oral history and archives with a fictional narrative to explore themes of displacement, lineage, and the construction of meaning.

Sketches

Director Li Jingjie
China
Runtime 14:45
Completion Date: February 2, 2019

Wu Ying, a divorced, middle-aged woman, leads a quiet life in a small town where she lives with her son, Ono, and owns a small restaurant.
At noon one day, her ex-husband unexpectedly visits. Wu Ying, at first delighted to see him, eventually learns that her ex-husband has only come to take her son Ono with him to help him run his business.
After her ex-husband leaves, Wu Ying discovers something in Ono’s bedroom that leads her to suspect that he and his best friend Ben are in a gay relationship.
In a day that started out normal but then began to fall apart, Wu Ying must make a choice between family and tradition.

Running At Midnight

Director Irina Velichkova
Bulgaria
Runtime 28:50

Dream for Happiness

Director Tristan Alan
United States
Runtime 13:04
Completion Date: June 1, 2018

Struggling father and former artist, Leo, has still not recovered from the loss of his wife. When an old friend resurfaces with a new opportunity, Leo returns to his Mindspace - a fantastic, visual representation of his creative process.

With the help of is daughter Mona - and a cute creature native to the Mindspace - Leo addresses who he wants to be as an artist, and learns to be the father that Mona deserves.

Tribute

Director Matt Senior
United Kingdom
Runtime 25:00
Completion Date: November 15, 2018

Now Or Never tells the story of the Batang Toru Forest, which lies in North Sumatra, Indonesia. It is a forest like no other, and remains largely unexplored. Batang Toru is also the one and only home for the most endangered great ape species in the world – the newly identified Tapanuli Orangutans.

Now Or Never

Director Tatiana Fedorovskaya
Russian Federation
Runtime 19:44
Completion Date: January 5, 2019

Jewish shtetl, Ukraine, 1941. A box with mother’s hairpins – the only thing left from his family – is Yasha’s last chance to escape German invaders and rescue his new friend, a wounded goat kid.

Mum's Hairpins

Director Samuel J Daniels
United Kingdom
Runtime 20:40
Completion Date: January 7, 2019

A young teenage student, Leo, is perched on the precipice of a cliff. Looking distraught and worn out. Six weeks earlier, Leo secretly executes an innovative plan to find life in space. The method is extravagant and takes her full attention, leaving no time for her father and friends.
After being caught with astronomical literature by her Father, Leo is warned to stop searching in space. Leo’s friends make an effort to hang out, though Leo, all consumed with her task disregards her friends and father for the risky pursuit to search for life. As Leo’s hunt is seemingly getting closer and her project becoming grander, all that could endanger the plan now is if Leo’s ambitious project is uncovered.

Search for Life

Director  Shai Ezra
Israel
Runtime 25:00
Completion Date: May 30, 2018

The night he arrives to Israel from Germany, Christian realizes his relationship with Shiri, his Israeli girlfriend he was moving in with, are no more. Alone in a foreign country Christian tries to make it without her and meet new people. He gets a job at Shiri's uncle wine store where he meets Nili, a hot headed veteran employee which is also pregnant. He embarks on an important delivery mission with her, getting to know his new home and its residents.

I Come Bearing Gifts

Director  Jieyue YU
China
Runtime 58:17
Completion Date: November 1, 2018

My last documentary, "Woman's Rehab," tells the story of the women's district of Hangzhou City's Compulsory Detoxification Center in the fall of 2017 to the summer of 2018. There are still places in our city that are not known to the outside world. The students here come in because of drugs (ice, heroin, etc.), where they have 1 to 2 years of mandatory closed treatment and cannot get out of the 2nd floor. The women's area is one step. Both young and old need to accept the same collective life: eating, taking medicine, aerobics, going to the labor factory to work, receiving education... Thus, day after day, through the difficulties and obstacles in the process of drug rehabilitation.

Woman's Rehab/ Réhabilitation

Director  Amir Ragporker
Israel
Runtime 01:29:46
Completion Date: January 18, 2018

Three stories related to the Usher family. In the first story, an elderly man who wants to keep his promise after 50 years and return a rare watch to his dead friend’s great-grandson, but encounters a criminal who wants the watch for himself. In the second, a straight arrow woman, fights the wishes of her brothers, urging her to help them give her dying sister a fake doctorate. And in the third, a rabbi whom a girl he likes was "taken" by his congregant, deals with the desire to return her by finding the congregant’s dark secret.

Deconstructing The Ushers

Director  Valentine Moser
Switzerland
Runtime 5:28
Completion Date: June 20, 2018

Elise, who lives in a retirement home, realizes she's losing control of her life: Alzheimer's prevents her from understanding the world and leaves her just a few memories to cling on to. Soon, the presence of her daughter, her last anchor to reality, won't be enough to keep her from diving into her memories.

Elise

Director  Ching-Lo Hsu
France
Runtime 21:06
Completion Date: November 28, 2018

A little boy, passionated for trumpet, was born in a family of a French father and a Taïwanese mother. After the death of his mother, he starts the journey of his identity research.

The Little Trumpeter

Director  Walker Simon
United States
Runtime 7:00
Completion Date: November 23, 2018

A Honduran-born man in the United States campaigns to keep alive the tradition of the Wanaragua dance of the Garifuna people. The dance memorializes the Garifunas' three-decades-long fight against the British on the island of St. Vincent in the late 18th century, where they escaped the fate of enslavement. The Garifunas are a people descended from the intermingling of Africans and native Arawak Indians. They have their own language, music and religious practices.

Antonio Norales: Garifuna Guardian

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