WINTER '16

OFFICIAL SELECTION

BFA

FOR FILMS IN CHARGE OF CHANGE

SHORT FILM

Csángó
Csángó

Directed by Wouter Hoek Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: June 1 2016 Country: Netherlands, Romania Category: Documentary, Experimental Synopsis: In a remote valley in Transylvania there is a community (Csángó) which presently maintains medieval traditions. These unique traditions are still practiced but because of urbanisation and a loss of interest amongst the younger generation, they are likely to die out.

Missing Piece
Missing Piece

Directed by Tim Guthrie Runtime: 25 minutes Release Date: November 12 2016 Country: France, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay Category: Documentary Synopsis: Simultaneously a portrait and a self-portrait. My journey to pay homage to my wife, who died a year ago; the missing piece in my life.

Tamara, Echelon
Tamara, Echelon

Directed by Kristina Cepraga Runtime: 29 minutes Release Date: March 5 2015 Country: Romania Category: Fiction Synopsis:

Welcome
Welcome

Directed by Javier Fesser Runtime: 28 minutes Release Date: September 19 2014 Country: Spain, Peru Category: Documentary Synopsis: An amazing innovation reaches a tiny school lost in the heart of the Peruvian Andes and revolutionizes the lives of the whole community: the internet. It brings the world to their doorstep, but even more importantly, it offers the world the chance to finally discover what's happening in the remote village of Ingatambo.

For Marta
For Marta

Directed by Ryan Guiterman Runtime: 17 minutes Release Date: November 5 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: After a young woman named Alice commits suicide, her sister Marta and her ex-boyfriend Sam spend the next twenty four hours dealing with her death.

Glimmers
Glimmers

Directed by Marcello Di Trocchio Runtime: 11 minutes Release Date: October 23 2016 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: Glimmers narrates an high-class party, made of stereotypes and empty words, seen with the eyes of a timid and silent girl.

Guarded Angels
Guarded Angels

Directed by Nick Sarafis Runtime: 17 minutes Release Date: June 20 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A woman goes missing. Her sister (Jane) arrives in New York to find her. Her only lead - a tattoo on the wrist of her sister in the most recent photo. An emotional "twisted Alice in Wonderland" tale in the dark prostitution world of New York.

The Last Dream for THE MOON
The Last Dream for THE MOON

Directed by Octavian Repede Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: November 25 2016 Country: Romania Category: Fiction, Sci-Fi Synopsis: July, 1969. The space race for Moon exploration between the Americans and Soviets gets to its final moments. The first human beeing is going to land shortly on the Moon. But, an incident in Carpathians Mountains and a misterious footage, revealed by prof. Werner, take the Moon exploration stories to some new fantastic posibillities.

O - The Movie
O - The Movie

Directed by Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes Release Date: April 10 2015 Country: Norway Category: Fiction Synopsis: Four friends are on a hiking trip into the deep midst of a forest. While filming the trip they accidentally lose one of their cell phones. In search of the lost phone they discover a mysterious black hole in the ground. Curious and puzzled by this newly discovered hole, they decide to explore it, which leads to a dramatic chain of events.

Little Bucharest
Little Bucharest

Directed by Sam Geyskens Runtime: 21 minutes Release Date: June 15 2015 Country: Belgium Category: Documentary, Student Synopsis: A tragicomic documentary portraying one of the many rest stops where Eastern European truck drivers gather to spend their time off during the weekends, to make their home sickness more bearable.

The Perfect Day
The Perfect Day

Directed by Ignacio Redondo Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: December 15 2016 Country: Spain Category: Fiction Synopsis: It's the most important day in David's life. He has a $10.000.000 deal with a Japanese Holding and it's all or nothing today. Everything seems to turn out perfectly well, until...

Not Waving
Not Waving

Directed by Freya Billington Runtime: 11 minutes Release Date: March 02 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: Struggling psychiatric nurse, Joe impulsively absconds to the seaside with Archie, his deeply haunted, elderly patient. Intending to re-engage him with real life, the memories he stirs up for Archie, however, are not happy ones as the truth of the past resurfaces.

Solo
Solo

Directed by Brendan Kirschbaum Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: May 13 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Animation, Student Synopsis: Backstage, a nervous elephant prepares for his trumpet solo.

Eventide
Eventide

Directed by Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: July 1 2016 Country: Brazil Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: A man and a woman relive moments of their lives transfigured on the landscape of a beach. Past, present and future merge in the cadence of the waters, which come and go revolving memories and old silences.

Papaveri e Papere
Papaveri e Papere

Directed by Adelaide Dante De Fino Runtime: 24 minutes Release Date: December 15 2015 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: 1952, De Gasperi visits Sassi di Matera, the ancient part of Matera city. The town is bubbling with energy. Two rival families are getting ready for the most important singing competition of the year. All the adults’ recent and passed contradictions and oddities are shown up through the eyes of little girl Chico.

Routine
Routine

Directed by David Sherbrook Runtime: 13 minutes Release Date: June 16 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: Light years from Earth, floating aimlessly in space, Flight Engineer Matthew Spencer and his crew battle isolation and despair aboard a failing escape pod. Spencer struggles to fight against not only his imminent demise, but the demons inside of him that are beginning to take hold of his sanity.

Whining Low
Whining Low

Directed by Sergio Zaciu Runtime: 16 minutes Release Date: April 22 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: An illegal Russian immigrant working the graveyard shift at a Texas gas station is faced with a moral dilemma when she identifies one of her customers as being a local child kidnapper.

Tabula Rasa
Tabula Rasa

Directed by Sándor Csoma Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: January 1 2016 Country: Hungary, Romania Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: A coming-of-age story from Transylvania in 1990. The dictator is dead. Thirteen year old Emma and Abel fall in love, but their parents' past harbours a dark secret. The mystery is revealed by an old typewriter and one question remains: who is able to forgive?

Ambergris
Ambergris

Directed by Sam Collins Runtime: 24 minutes Release Date: March 1 2016 Country: Australia Category: Fiction Synopsis: 1850s South Australia. Two men meet for the first time. One has a proposition, both have ambition. They strike a deal to journey into the outback in search of riches. Dependent on one another for survival, they are pushed to their limits by the unforgiving landscape.

The Trail
The Trail

Directed by Elke Brugger Runtime: 34 minutes Release Date: June 1 2015 Country: Germany, Austria Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: Rainer and Sarah want to start their lives over together. All they have to do is fake their disappearance while hiking a nearby mountain. What will happen when their seemingly perfect plan faces some complications?

The Search
The Search

Directed by Yudhajit Basu and Prithvijoy Ganguly Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: March 1 2015 Country: Indiat Category: Fiction Synopsis: The Search' tells the story of a few hours in the life of two Bhutia kids in the midst of a revolution for a new state in the hills of Kurseong.

Allergy
Allergy

Directed by Juan Manuel Galvis Runtime: 4 minutes Release Date: March 9 2016 Country: Colombia, Argentina Category: Animation Synopsis: Allergy is a 2D short film animation with illustrations made in a traditional way with the sound of Amambay 100 000. A fat men is immersed in an industrial defragmentation of his body. He reacts in a mystical way after meeting an African wizard.

The Weekend
The Weekend

Directed by Dennis Cahlo Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: January 1 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A lonely man takes in a beautiful drifter for a weekend after discovering her dark secret.

Free Monkeys
Free Monkeys

Directed by Cengiz Akaygün Runtime: 15 minutes Release Date: August 4 2016 Country: Germany Category: Fiction Synopsis: A successful manager gets taken and finds himself in an unknown surrounding. He is pitted against his hijackers.What's their purpose...?

We Don't Bury Animals
We Don't Bury Animals

Directed by Thibaut Charlut Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: April 26 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: Enzo is 19 years old and lives in disinherited districts of a small town in East of France. There, the countryside is neither peaceful nor verdant : it is in a violent and gathered universe that Enzo and his best friend Hugo look to kill time during summer holidays.

The Whole World
The Whole World

Directed by Julián Quintanilla Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: October 3 2016 Country: Spain Category: Fiction Synopsis: As he does every year, Julián visits his dead mother in the village cemetery. She appears to him and they make plans...more or less 'together': she devises them and he obeys. But this year, Julián is going to get a very special request from his mother that will surprise...the whole world.

The Eve
The Eve

Directed by Luca Machnich Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: August 21 2015 Country: Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: Simon is an eight-year-old boy who seems to have everything from life. He’s a handsome child, he’s rich yet unhappy. He senses that there’s something wrong with his life and this leads him to wander off thanks to his fervid imagination. His greatest wish is to leave the materialistic world behind since he isn’t fond of it.

237 Years
237 Years

Directed by Ioana Mischie Runtime: 23 minutes Release Date: October 1 2015 Country: Romania Category: Fiction, Comedy, Satire Synopsis: A remote village succeeds to find an intriguingly charming way to survive in a globalized world. In a remote Romanian village, panic breaks out when a community of villagers, all of whom have been receiving additional financial aid for fraudulently claiming to have disabilities, is close to being unmasked by a local inquiry team.

Somnolence
Somnolence

Directed by Daniel Mattiasson Runtime: 19 minutes Release Date: March 29 2015 Country: Sweden, United Kingdom Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: The film takes part in two separate worlds: One where Eric is sheltered with his father from a storm and the other where he gets closer and closer to a woman. Almost as a detective, Eric moves between the worlds to find out the truth. As the story progresses Eric starts to question the reality.

Sleeping Wonder
Sleeping Wonder

Directed by Alberto Rizzi Runtime: 10 minutes Release Date: June 18 2015 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: Virginia, a young girl, falls in a dream and makes a journey into diversity and love. A short novel of formation with dreamlike suggestions. Short movie with social theme.

Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets
Kayayo, The Living Shopping Baskets

Directed by Mari Bakke Riise Runtime: 30 minutes Release Date: September 15 2016 Country: Norway, Ghana Category: Documentary, Web / New Media Synopsis: Kayayo means “girl-carrier” in the Ga language. This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home, two years ago, to work as a Kayayo to support her family. We follow her incessant longing to get away from the harsh markets, her journey back home and what awaits there.

Caposhi Pop
Caposhi Pop

Directed by Matheus Ronn Leite Runtime: 14 minutes Release Date: March 30 2016 Country: Brazil, United States Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: A three-member gang of criminals take over a diner and hold the customers and staff hostage to draw away the attention of the police from a robbery happening elsewhere.

Bar(n)Out Duepuntoniente
Bar(n)Out Duepuntoniente

Directed by Valerio Nicolosi Runtime: 16 minutes Release Date: October 16 2016 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: Bar(n)Out duepuntoniente is the intertwine of stories of four different characters: a prostitute, a pusher/pimp, an office worker and a regular guy from Rome's suburbs.

The Trembling Giant
The Trembling Giant

Directed by Patrick Tarrant Runtime: 20 minutes Release Date: December 8 2016 Country: United Kingdom, United States Category: Fiction, Experimental Synopsis: The Trembling Giant is an experimental nature documentary that remediates the iconic landscape of the American south-west by filming through the take-up reel of a 16mm film projector.

One Day Without Gravity
One Day Without Gravity

Directed by Julio Secchin Runtime: 9 minutes Release Date: June 1 2015 Country: Brazil Category: Fiction Synopsis: Earth loses gravity for one day. A girl and her dog go into an epic adventure while everything floats without gravity.

Right Here or Over There
Right Here or Over There

Directed by Mabille Pauline Runtime: 16 minutes Release Date: October 1 2015 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: After several years, young Lily finally returns home. However, her parents seem to be quite indifferent to the arrival of their daughter. What has happened? Stuck between a father who is haunted by his memories and a mother who is torn apart, Lily is looking for redemption. Will she attain it?

WEB - SHORT

FEATURE & FEATURETTE

Behind Some Dark Cloud
Behind Some Dark Cloud

Directed by Chelsea Kane Runtime: 1h 30 minutes Release Date: May 1 2015 Country: United States Category: Fiction Synopsis: A girl grows up.

Beijing New York
Beijing New York

Directed by Rain Li Runtime: 1h 48 minutes Release Date: March 1 2015 Country: United States, China Category: Fiction Synopsis: A touching and complex love story that bridges time, distance and culture, intertwining the lives of two Chinese childhood friends and an American artist. It is set against the backdrop of economic power shift between China and America.

Rebellious Girl
Rebellious Girl

Directed by Jawad Rhalib Runtime: 1h 20 minutes Release Date: Country: Marocco Category: Fiction Synopsis: Laila, a young unemployed Moroccan IT professional, leaves her country to do seasonal work in Belgium. The young woman ends up on André’s small family farm, where he grows apples and pears. Laila rapidly becomes disenchanted as she discovers the deeply unfair system that regulates the contracts of seasonal workers.

We Make Couples
We Make Couples

Directed by Mike Hoolboom Runtime: 58 minutes Release Date: January 11 2016 Country: Canada Category: Documentary, Experimental Synopsis: This Marxist love story asks: could the couple also be a form of resistance? Essay notes on marriage, microcinema, and the art of projection. With guest appearances by Occupy, Pussy Riot protesters, a runaway goat, two poodles, an army of street marchers, Mos Def, Frankenstein and cinema’s first kiss.

Loose Ends
Loose Ends

Directed by Sergio Herrera and Christo Mercado Runtime: 51 minutes Release Date: September 24 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Experimental, Student Synopsis: Matt is an aspiring actor in Los Angeles. He supports his grandmother in Madrid by doing small roles in films and commercials. Whilst looking to better his career, Matt faces a series of artistic and financial challenges. He starts to question whether or not he should continue his acting career.

Witkacy & Malinowski
Witkacy & Malinowski

Directed by John Gillies Runtime: 39 minutes Release Date: August 22 2016 Country: Australia, Poland Category: Documentary, Experimental Synopsis: The conflict between materialist and metaphysical thinking is personified in the argument between two friends. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewcz (commonly known as Witkacy), ‘the most universal artistic figure in Poland in the first half of the 20th century’, and Bronisław Malinowski known as the father of contemporary anthropology.

J. Kessels  a.k.a Road Duster
J. Kessels a.k.a Road Duster

Directed by Erik de Bruyn Runtime: 1 h 44 minutes Release Date: September 25 2015 Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany Category: Fiction, Comedy Synopsis: A writer, Frans, with a writers block is to go on a strange trip to Hamburg with his old pal and favorite character J. KESSELS. To have to fetch a cheating sausage export dealer. But the real reason is Frans is hoping to see his Beebeetje, back, the pinballwizzard princess from the snackbar from his adolescent years.

Born in Heinola
Born in Heinola

Directed by Tuukka Temonen Runtime: 1 h 51 minutes Release Date: September 7 2015 Country: Finland Category: Fiction Synopsis: A story of four Finnish boys growing up during the devastating 90's recession. They live in the small, timber industrial town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the four very different guys meet by coincidence to form the punk band Apulanta. Nowadays Apulanta is one of the most famous bands in Finland.

Ebersberg
Ebersberg

Directed by Manuel Weiss Runtime: 55 minutes Release Date: May 1 2016 Country: Germany Category: Fiction Synopsis: The woman in white from Ebersberg will be the newest video from Youtube-ghost-hunter Andreas. But as strange things begin to happen around him, it becomes clear that something isn't right. As he learns the deadly secrets of his new project, he risks becoming the next chapter in its horrifying history.

The Adult Life of Dick and Ted
The Adult Life of Dick and Ted

Directed by Michael Danon Runtime: 9 minutes Release Date: November 5 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Animation Synopsis: Two college dropouts move into an abandoned house where they befriend a wizard school dropout in charge of guarding the portal to the magic world.

Auckward Love
Auckward Love

Directed by Emmett Skilton Runtime: 3 hours Release Date: September 1 2016 Country: New Zealand Category: Fiction, Comedy Synopsis: Auckward Love gets drunk and does things nobody is proud of… Uh huh; Our girls are back and more auckward than ever. Season Two sees Alice determined to get on top, Vicky forming an affinity for rubber, Grace's heart put to the test and Zoe pulling the fingers at everyone she can.

Chains That Bind Us - Pilot
Chains That Bind Us - Pilot

Directed by Eddie Gibson Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: April 11 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: A dark web series that follows a Russian woman who battles to escape from a soul-shattering life of forced prostitution in the United States.

Senses
Senses

Directed by Natalie MacMahon Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: August 16 2016 Country: Germany Category: Fiction Synopsis: Three different people who live in the same building have one thing in common- they are all loners caught in their very own world- relying on the routine of their every day lives. But what happens when that routine stops? Are they able to cope or does their world fall apart completely?

Onyros
Onyros

Directed by Cristian Tomassini and Marco Businaro Runtime: 12 minutes Release Date: August 1 2016 Country: Italy Category: Fiction Synopsis: Onyros is an organization that under the cover of a broadcasting company, presents a secret structure with one purpose only: to feed on the vital energy produced by people’s dreams. The energy extracted from dreams is the most powerful drug ever tested.

TRAILER

Charlie
Charlie

Directed by Laura Hypponen Runtime: 01:42 minutes Release Date: July 30 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: Fiction Synopsis: A teaser trailer for the British crime/drama TV series. When good girl CHARLIE is fired from her massage therapist job in a London stock brokers office, a mysterious stranger is there to make her a very interesting offer.

Cindy
Cindy

Directed by Alexandru Barbu Runtime: 02:10 minutes Release Date: Country: Romania Category: Fiction Synopsis: In a place like any other, in a time quite like the present; Cindy, a shy solitary teenage girl, tries pursuing her love interest at her new school while overcoming her strict stepmother at home.

Bullet Vein
Bullet Vein

Directed by Euro Hangebruch Runtime: 01:30 minutes Release Date: February 15 2016 Country: Germany Category: Fiction, Student, Western Synopsis: The tragic death of a young lady causes a dramatic reunion of an old gunslinger, a prostitute and a suitor. Everyone bears a dark secret on his own and still they are tied to a joint fate. An emotional duel will decide about life and death of everyone...

MUSIC VIDEO

Fear Of Hights
Fear Of Hights

Directed by Benjamin Esterlis Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: January 3 2016 Country: Israel Category: Music Video Synopsis: A fantastic voyage to defy fears, gravity & death.

Omut
Omut

Directed by Andrey Mousin and Alena Koukoushkina Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: January 3 2016 Country: Russian Federation Category: Music Video Synopsis: There is a strange moment in the life, after a strong shock when you feel time slowing down. When you've captured the fear of loss and are alienated from yourself. When you think that something is happening with you without your knowledge. When you come to some familiar place, but there is nothing there anymore.

Michela
Michela

Directed by Paolo Pisanu Runtime: 4 minutes Release Date: February 5 2016 Country: Italy Category: Music Video Synopsis: The video tells the encounter of a man and a prostitute. Horse racing, a dark and empty city are the background to a story of loneliness. Winning a modest bet is the pretext of the protagonist to continue to live another night.

Dawn
Dawn

Directed by Simon Gesrel and Arnaud Viémont Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: September 15 2016 Country: France Category: Music Video, Animation Synopsis: Inside a shabby american diner on the side of a lost national road, the mesmerizing dance of a stripper triggers a extremely violent brawl among the customers.

Lavey Laveau, Nocturne Magnum Opus 9, No. 1
Lavey Laveau, Nocturne Magnum Opus 9, No. 1

Directed by Christopher Haines, John Patrick Sellars and Lon Lawson Runtime: 6 minutes Release Date: July 28 2016 Country: United States Category: Music Video Synopsis: Anton Lavey and Marie Laveau attend a soirée convened in their honor, partying with dead rock stars, bearing witness to the hedonistic indulgences of the afterlife.

Les Funambules - Au Début
Les Funambules - Au Début

Directed by Cédric Le Men Runtime: 3 minutes Release Date: September 26 2016 Country: France Category: Music Video, LGBT Synopsis: Music vidéo for "Les Funambules", an French artist collective that struggles against homophobia.

Palehound ‘Cushioned Caging’
Palehound ‘Cushioned Caging’

Directed by Badger Antoniou Runtime: 4 minutes Release Date: May 1 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Student Synopsis: Official Music Video for Palehound "Cushioned Caging".

Can You Decide
Can You Decide

Directed by Lu Pulici Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: April 1 2016 Country: Italy Category: Fiction, Animation, Sci-Fi Synopsis: This is the official music video of the track 'Can You Decide' written by the Manchester (UK) singer song writer, Jon Kenzie. The video tells a story of a lonely robot musician who is struggling between the desire to travel and play music throughout the galaxy or go back home to be with the one he loves.

Little Party Queen
Little Party Queen

Directed by Etienne Fu-Le Saulnier Runtime: 3 minutes Release Date: March 4 2016 Country: France Category: Fiction Synopsis: In a world of glitter and skin-tight Lycra, will Travis regain his honour during this final and reckless Chinese Finger Wrestling duel against Hogan, his sworn enemy?

Shadows
Shadows

Directed by Alexia Lalande Runtime: 5 minutes Release Date: July 1 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Animation, Experimental Synopsis: Mixed media animated music video for Guntown's "Shadows."

Sisters
Sisters

Directed by David Chontos Runtime: 4 minutes Release Date: March 1 2016 Country: United States Category: Fiction, Animation Synopsis: Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, ‘Sisters’ is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera. Trapped in the ruins of their former glory, a pair of performers bound together and abandoned by time rise up to sing once more.

Straight Down
Straight Down

Directed by Simone Hooymans Runtime: 7 minutes Release Date: April 20 2016 Country: Norway Category: Fiction, Animation, Experimental Synopsis: The animation with the song Rett Ned is an ongoing journey, with unexpected places and elusive worlds. Worlds where you will never arrive, but will always stay in your memory, as an exciting experience where you cannot lay your finger on.... A longing for a mystical world, but with an unearthly undertone.