International Competition for Short Films

 

MERCY’S BLESSING

By : May Taherzadeh
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In a rural village in the heart of Africa a teenage boy has a dream: to get his younger sister and himself out of poverty. But when a twist of fate shatters his hopes, everything seems lost and he is faced with the ultimate choice......readmore
Malawi | 2015 | 29 Mins

PAPA

By : SIDDHARTH CHAUHAN
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A paralyzed mother, Sushma and her young son, Rajiv, are learning to adjust with their new life. A recent accident has left their lives scarred forever. .....readmore
India | 2016 | 28 Mins

BEVERLEY

By : Alexander Thomas
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Beverley follows a mixed race girl's struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape - 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safe.....readmore
UK | 2015 | 25 Mins

WHERE WE BEGIN

By : Mitsuyo Miyazaki
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Sophia reflects on her past in the last hours of her life - She is a young, vibrant woman who falls in love with a gypsy boy, Leo. Through dance movements, we shed light on the many faces of love and life, the pressures we place upon ourselves, an.....readmore
United | 2015 | 20 Mins

KAMAKSHI

By : Satindar Singh Bedi
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A Folktale.The folks dig a well for her. The water seller and her horse and oxen are abandoned. A girl appears in her thirst. She digs alone and deep down as the water engulfs, she erupts to make the land green......readmore
India | 2015 | 24 Mins

SEAM

By : Rajeev Dassani
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In the not-too-distant future, in the aftermath of a global war between humanity and the Machines, the only threat to the fragile peace are the Sleepers. These androids appear human, and believe themselves to be human -- but they are living bombs,.....readmore
United | 2016 | 25 Mins

CASTLING

By : Saif Hamad
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Bahar and Sinan are a young happy couple at the age of thirties, who met with arrangement of their common friends and decided to get married with a moment of flash. Bahar and Sinan's meeting is the most incredible thing they have ever had in their.....readmore
Turkey | 2016 | 28 Mins

WINTRY SPRING

By : Mohamed Kamel
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Nour, is a schoolgirl who lives alone with her father, goes through a crisis when she suddenly becomes a woman and cannot tell her dad and her dad cannot understand this change that occurred in her life, which results in tension between them......readmore
Egypt | 2015 | 16 Mins

NORMAL

By : Vadim Lasca
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Fabricio, a Chavista young man, is stuck at home during the rioting occurred in Venezuela on 2014. Alejandra, his former opposition girlfriend, who is participating in the street rioting, is pursued by the National Guard, and arrives, without know.....readmore
Venezuela | 2015 | 17 Mins

ELIXIR

By : Anirban Guha
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A women was waiting for someone, in a cafe. The waiter at the cafe served a glass of water. And this was where a journey began. A journey away from what we know to be real. A journey, beautiful and fated. A journey, too good to be true!.....readmore
India | 2016 | 30 Mins

THE SCHOOL

By : Shiva Kumar
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RAMUDU is a 40years old guy. He earns hardly 50rs per day by patching up the cycle tyres which is very difficult to survive. He is not happy with his life . He consistently feels he would have had a good & comfortable life if he would have con.....readmore
India | 2016 | 15 Mins

ZARIYA

By : Fenil Dipak Patel
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The film is about riots for religion. It involves a family a father with two two children a boy and a girl. The movie starts with the girl seeking an answer for her brothers absence after the riots. On the other hand the father being an extremist .....readmore
India | 2016 | 17 Mins

BURGLAR ALARM

By : Mani Masoumi
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The story shows a situation where the alarm of a car goes off and will not stop ; this has gathered the neighbors in the alley and made it clear that each one of them has a problem with the other , the .....readmore
Iran | 2016 | 13 Mins

NOW APPEARING IN BUCHAREST

By : Robert Lawrence
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Bucharest may or may not be the Paris of the East, but it certainly is a daily dance between history and the present. In this short experimental film a montage of conce.....readmore
USA | 2015 | 04 Mins

GRACE

By : Chris Ordal
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THE ART OF RECOVERY IS BORN FROM THE THREAT OF ADDICTION Today, Janice will face her high powered ex-husband in family court for the custody of their daughte.....readmore
USA | 2014 | 14 Mins

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME

By : Devashish Makhija
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Today, the slum-dwellers have managed to stall the illegal demolition of their shanties. .....readmore
India | 2015 | 08 Mins

THE POSTER

By : Ahsif Khan
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An ordinary man, Amzad believes that the government is doing everything for its people until the day he falls in the trap. He learns about the drawback of capitalism as he loses his job......readmore
India | 2015 | 15 Mins

THE HOSTAGE

By : Kerstin Höckel
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The Hostage fetches Friedrich von Schillers ballad about a friendship beyond death to  .....readmore
Germany | 2016 | 30 Mins

GANGRENN

By : Mareemootoo Corvilen
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Gangrenn is a 2015 Mauritian short film. It depicts the collapsing world of Jason, a young drug addict who is haunted by his alter ego.Jason is always confused with the real and hallucinating world of drugs in which he.....readmore
Mauritius | 2015 | 13 Mins

CANCER 71

By : Abhishek Talukder
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Cancer 71 is a film which does not wish to plot a structured development of events, instead, it wishes to offer a counternarrative marked by the histori.....readmore
India | 2016 | 24 Mins

THE WOMAN... AND THE MAN

By : Sarmistha Maiti
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'The Woman... and The Man' is a short film by Sarmistha Maiti and Rajdeep Paul which takes a nuanced look into the growing infatuation of an ordinary milkman who gazes .....readmore
India | 2016 | 18 Mins

SENIOR TEACHER

By : Sha Mo
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Mr.Hu, who has long been recognised as the Most Outstanding Teacher by his colleagues and students, gets into trouble recently. In his class one day, he punishes a naug.....readmore
China | 2015 | 24 Mins

COFFEE AT LAUNDROMAT

By : Maahi Kaur
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Story Highlights Immigration & LGBTQ issues among different ethnic groups in Canada. The story revolves around a local Laundromat, where citizens of diverse .....readmore
Canada | 2016 | 20 Mins

RESET

By : Ms. Arun K. Vir
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RYLEE, a mixed-race teen descends into drug addiction while struggling with her difficult childhood. After entering treatment at a rehab facility, working through issues of identity both physical and em.....readmore
United | 2016 | 30 Mins

AMERICANO

By : Alexander Maxwell
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The story of Laura, a lonely girl studying abroad. As she is going to school in the new country, she is also trying to forget her past. Played in reverse chronological .....readmore
United | 2016 | 14 Mins

DURGA

By : Vivek Kajaria
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DURGA is a story of Bhola (an old artist who paints the eyes of the idols of Goddess Durga) and a 7 year old girl named Durga, Bhola’s granddaughter. Bhola had de.....readmore
India | 2015 | 14 Mins