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Touch of Freedom

Director Keyan Miao
China
Runtime 5:32
Completion Date: January 11, 2022

In Song Dynasty, ancient China, a young lady in a boudoir met an unconscious naked girl by the river. She saved the girl by waking her up but was then entangled by the girl. The nude girl curiously licked her with its tongue but accidentally swallowed one of the young lady’s earrings, and disappeared with no sound.
The young lady reached home, she took off her hairpins and removed her makeups while fantasising herself living as freely as the nude girl.

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Who's a Good Man?

Director Rhonda G. Robinson
United States
Runtime  7:17
Completion Date: June 16, 2020

Girl meets boy. Or does she?

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A Dancer's Day

Director Ingrid De la Fuente
Germany
Runtime  7:47
Completion Date: June 22, 2022

Highlights of a day in the life of a Tango dancer

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Cost

Director Erin Laine
Runtime  6:42
Completion Date: December 15, 2021

What is the cost of a lifetime of abuse? A high school bully, a neglectful lover and even a narcissistic friend can all leave a permanent scare. In this experimental short film, take a look deep inside a woman damaged and see the mess that she alone has to live with.

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Hold the Ball

Director Yocheved Pianko Feinerman
Israel
Runtime  5:59
Completion Date: September 1, 2021

A sleep deprived mother grabs the ball, taking a fast break from her screaming baby.

Animation

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The Murder of Olof Palme

Directors Joaquim Weibull, Paco Garcia
Sweden
Runtime 20:17
Completion Date:  

Olof Palme was Sweden's Prime Minister from 1969–1976 and 1982–1986. Olof was a controversial politician who dominated Swedish politics for a long time. In 1986, Olof Palme was shot dead on an open street in Stockholm. The assassination has been an unsolved mystery that has plagued Sweden ever since. At a press conference in June 2020, the Police's Palme investigation pointed out Stig Engström as Olof Palme's killer. The Palme investigation is the world's largest murder investigation.

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Three Story Tales

Director Brittany Christine
United States
Runtime 5:00
Completion Date: April 18, 2021

We follow the lives of three different neighbors living three very different lives, but all in the same apartment building.

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Wake up

Director Susana Arrazola
Mexico
Runtime   6:29
Completion Date: October 7, 2022

An artist is visited often by drug dealers that demand him a fee for security.

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Future Bulk

Director Munirah Abu Bakar
United States
Runtime   1:47
Completion Date: September 17, 2022

In the near future, the perceived prestige of careers will invert! Or so the satirical premise of this sketch-animatic goes when a gaggle of techies encounter the celebrity bulk foods manager Desi Thibodeau. This episode "Future Bulk" is one vignette of 15 currently in the works for the ongoing animatic web series titled, "Meanwhile, in Rurbia".

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Chalk Ridge

Director John Harmer
United Kingdom
Runtime 3:00
Completion Date: June 29, 2022

Chalk Ridge is a love poem to the flora, fauna and landscape of the directors’ native East Anglia. Beautifully framed with a unique score by clarinettist Heather Roche. It explores the harmony and dissonance found between images, language, music and understanding.

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Lock the Gate

Director Sarah Lynn Galasso
United States
Runtime 6:36
Completion Date: May 25, 2022

After a routine sonogram at Sisters Hospital in Buffalo, New York, Sarah was rushed in to emergency surgery on 06/06/06. After seven weeks and many challenges, her daughter, Lila Kate, was born 3.5 months early, and with an e-coli infection. Because she was so frail and only weighed 2lb, doctors were not sure she would make it through the night.

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Andy "A Dog's Tale"

Director Jamy Wheless
United States
Runtime 7:30
Completion Date: November 21, 2021

An uplifting story of how one puppy overcomes a series of obstacles to find his purpose in life.

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Sacrificial Rabbit

Director Qian Chen
China
Runtime 4:30
Completion Date: May 31, 2022

By chance, Qi'an attended a training camp based on the pyramid selling model, in which she experienced three-day brainwashing, telling her that she could get a healthy life through their products. She pretended to be deceived, so as to become one of them to observe the interaction between the deceiver and the deceived from the perspective of a bystander.

Experimental

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Room (Սենյակ)

Director Anna Grigorian
Armenia
Runtime 15:00
Completion Date: August 6, 2021

Anna Grigorian's experimental project "Room" (Սենյակ [sɛnˈjɑk]) is reflecting on the issues of oppression, violence, and murder cases of women. While the factual data used in the video is directly taken from the realities of Armenia, gender-based oppression and violence reaching physical retaliation and murder are ongoing and widespread, making the work relevant across countries.

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The Echo

Director Dario Haruni
Montenegro
Runtime 40:32
Completion Date: September 17, 2022

By 'sewing' together shots from archived films found in the Montenegrin Cinematheque, a story about the archetypal human is told.
In the beginning was the Sacred Mystery (God) which manifested itself into the material universe and living beings. Humans were created 'in the likeness of God', with a divine spark in them, so that they might know this Mystery through the knowledge of their own selves and awareness of their surroundings. The perfect state of consciousness is unity the divine, be that inward or outward.

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Pink Booth Confessions

Director Millie Heckler
United States
Runtime   28:44
Completion Date: September 28, 2022

Pink Booth Confessions relishes in what it means to be woman: dark, whole, broken, bent, drunk, woke, silent, brash, slutty, strong, prude, wise, forever-changing and deeply committed to humanity and love. Through a pressurized "pink booth," performers testify to their experiences as women, illuminating their secrets and discharging them simultaneously.

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ERSTE HILFE - VERSUCHSREIHE 1

Directors  MYRIAM THYES & MARIA ANNA DEWES
Germany
Runtime  8'   
Completion Date: 2022 - May

Care and violence, acknowledgement and reprehension, to give or withdraw support: the video finds performative, sculptural, bizarre and poetic images for this range of diverse gestures and actions. They line up like a series of tests reflecting interpersonal relationships and current social conditions. One person adjusts, confirms or distracts the attitude of another person; actions are helpful or destructive, gentle or authoritarian, determined, hesitant, clumsy, tender, encroaching ...

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Psyche Obscura

Director Craig Oty
United States
Runtime   8:17
Completion Date:

A young woman, captive in a delusional state of mind, is drawn into the depths of a psychotic abyss.

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Permission to land

Director Martin Gerigk
Australia
Runtime   3:10
Completion Date: August 24, 2022

War. Fragility. Instruction Abidance. Intuition. Digitalization.

Dichotomous decision paths. What would we do if we were given the freedom to direct possibilities?

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Autumn

Director Daria Elkonina
Russian Federation
Runtime   34:32
Completion Date:May 8, 2019

A train is roaring. A girl wades through the tall grass and a man crosses the river. What happened? Did it happen?


 

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THREE

Director naoto iina
Japan
Runtime   17:48
Completion Date: April 1, 2022

William Klein photographed Tatsumi Hijikata, Kazuo Ohno, and Yoshito Ohno in Tokyo in 1961. This "Dance Happening" by Klein captured the gang of dancers walking through the town of Ginza, improvising and dancing. "Dance Happening" is the only photographic piece that captured these three legendary Butoh dancers together.

Film in Russian

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Surprising nearby but it is forbidden: Apocrypha

Director Michail Tychinin
Russian Federation
Runtime  21:19
Completion Date: October 1, 2022

What does a computer game do to us? How does it affect our mind and feelings? The viewer who has watched a short film shot in the style of S.t.a.l.k.e.r. should think about these questions.

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Exсursion

Director Svetlana Tikanova
Russian Federation
Runtime   15:14
Completion Date: July 1, 2022

A traditional comedy plot with "markers". The Italian Philip rang the bell at the wrong door, pensioner Tamara Petrovna met the wrong guest. The heroes go for a walk around the city with different goals, but, getting into various ridiculous situations, they eventually make the discovery that Philip needs.
The plot is based on real historical events of Khabarovsk.

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ХОЧУ ТУДА/Concert for Mitya

Director Natalya Omelchenko
Russian Federation
Runtime 21:00
Completion Date:  

Mitya is a child with autism, but passionately loving the world of music. Through music, Mitya feels the harmony of the world. One day, Mitya sees that one of the famous musicians of the country has arrived in the city. Mitya wants to get to his concert. Mitya's dream comes true in an unexpected way.

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МОЙ ПАПА - ВОЖДЬ/My father is a chief

Director Egor Konchalovsky
Russian Federation
Runtime 01:34:00
Completion Date:  

Sea captain Petrov was considered a missing hero for ten years, but he returned ... an African leader! Life on the island with the natives did not pass without a trace - now he walks around the city with a spear at the ready and hunts right in front of the astonished citizens. He does not recognize the rules of modern civilization - only the law of the jungle. But how to improve relations with your wife and son, if they are on a completely different wavelength?

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До самого края/To The Edge

Director Vikentiy Ekimov
Russian Federation
Runtime 17:00
Completion Date:  

In a house of once wealthy general's family, a disintegration occurs. The older brother is addicted to drugs, therefore plunders his house. The younger brother is addicted to sports - the consequences are embittered at the older brother. The widowed mother became addicted to her work. All this leads to a tragic end for everyone.

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Women and Roads. The Way to Yourself. Baikal

Directors Anna Kameneva, Kristina Kretova
Russian Federation
Runtime   54:00
Completion Date: May 10, 2022

4 friends from St. Petersburg, each successful in their field, go on a road trip along the beautiful Baikal, the deepest lake in the world, in search of inspiration. Along the way, they talk to local women of various professions and religions, from a shaman to the Minister of Culture, asking important life questions and receiving sincere answers.

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The Chase/Слежка

Director Vladimir Yankovskiy
Russian Federation
Runtime   01:40:00
Completion Date:

Four friends started a secret club. They spy on random people, film them on a mobile phone and post compromising information on strangers on the network. One day Nastya appears in their club. She shoots a fatal video of a serial maniac that turns the lives of all heroes upside down.

 

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Прыжок Веры/Vera's Jump

Director Вера Мифтахова
Russian Federation
Runtime   12:00
Completion Date:

Vera has no confidence in herself. However, for the parachuting instructor to like her, she decides to jump. She jumps too late and endangers her life.


 

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The Statesman

Director Marina Gagnard
Russian Federation
Runtime   6:00
Completion Date:

Eugenia, a single woman, is longing to have a baby, but she is unlucky in her personal life. Desperate, she decides to take advantage of the new free state program for the conception of a child «Statesman/public husband». But on the appointed day, a completely different man comes to her by mistake.

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Get the Police

Director Evgeniy Chubarov
Russian Federation
Runtime   19:00
Completion Date: May 1, 2021

On this sunny day corrupt policeman Sergei Tarasov had to simply take money to a cafe for closing a criminal case. But Sergei noticed a particularly dangerous criminal at the next table. The policeman will have to choose whether to take the bribe or do his job.

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Farmers

Directors Tatiana Sergeevna Tretiakova, Mikhail Aleksandrovich Churbanov, Elena Vladimirovna Fliagina
Russian Federation
Runtime   59:42
Completion Date: May 1, 2021

The documentary "Farmers" is a sincere, inspiring stories of heroes who managed to change their lives dramatically. Now their "workplaces" are not offices and meeting rooms, but spacious fields and small stables, a chamber cheese factory and a family restaurant. Their every day is filled with communication with nature and endless inspiration from the fact that their life's work is at arm's length.

 

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I Don't Want Success

Director Anna Parysheva
Russian Federation
Runtime   01:24:00
Completion Date: May 31, 2022

Frustrated by the commercialization of art and the predictability of viewer’s reactions, a young Moscow screenwriter decides to move to the countryside in search of an utopian world where he can "write the script of his life in collaboration with God".

Film in Hebrew

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Let's talk

Director Elad Mukades
Israel
Runtime   18:18
Completion Date: July 17, 2022

When Ori (26) travels on Friday to pick up his soldier brother, Shalev (21), to the sea - he discovers that his brother is repenting. And precisely when a rebellious puncture is corrected and Ori is eager to reach his sick mother - Shalev wants to keep Shabbat in the wilderness, and forces Ori to choose abandonment or surrender, while dealing with past sediments from the father who became repented and divorced

Best director under 18 years old

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Game Plan

Director Sophia Winters
United States
Runtime   7:43
Completion Date: June 29, 2022

A group of associates meet to finalize a high-stakes business deal that will lead to the end for one of them, but which one will be finished? Game Plan is a story that explores the dynamics between friendship and business as well as perceptions of power and control.

Video travel

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The Real Egypt

Director Alen Tkalcec
Croatia
Runtime 3:08
Completion Date: April 24, 2021

Wonderful experience in Egypt summarized in 3 minutes. This video captures the real Egypt. Egypt is more than pyramids and beautiful Temples. Egypt is people, locals welcoming you into their beautiful country and giving you friendly smiles.
Egypt’s culture has so much to offer to visitors who are looking to experience its charm. Whether you’re interested in its ancient history or simply looking for an adventure, this place, and its people, are sure to captivate your very existence.

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THE MERIDIAN ISLAND

Director Quique  Francés  
Spain
Runtime   15:00
Completion Date: Nov-2021

Yaiza Guimaré, actriz de una exitosa serie de T.V., regresa a la isla donde filmaron para reencontrarse con todas aquellas sensaciones que le marcaron para siempre.