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January 27 - 29 - BFA Winter Official Screenings

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

19.00 - Short Film Marathon

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THE TRAIL
THE TRAIL

Directed by Elke Brugger Runtime: 34 minutes Release date: June 1, 2015 Country: Germany, Austria Category: Drama, Student Film 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 & PRITHVIJOY GANGULY Runtime: 18 minutes 49 seconds Release date: March 1, 2016 Country: India Category: Drama 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.

237 YEARS
237 YEARS

Directed by Ioana Mischie Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: November 1, 2015 Country: Romania Category: Comedy 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 18 seconds Release date: March 29, 2016 Country: Sweden Category: Experimental, Drama, Sci-Fi 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.

ROUTINE
ROUTINE

Directed by David Sherbrook Runtime: 13 minutes 2 seconds Release date: June 16, 2016 Country: United States Category: Sci-Fi, Thriller 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.

EVENTIDE
EVENTIDE

Directed by Muriel Paraboni Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: July 1, 2016 Country: Brazil Category: 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 5 seconds Release date: December 15, 2015 Country: Italy Category: Drama 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.

KAYAYO
KAYAYO

Directed by Mari Bakke Riise Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: September 15, 2016 Country: Norway/Ghana Category: Documentary Synopsis: Kayayo means “girl-carrier” in the Ga language. In the capital of Ghana, 10 000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets - called Kayayo, carrying heavy loads on their head (from 130 to 220 pounds), earning very little and some end up in prostitution to make ends meet so they will get enough money to support their family.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

15.00 - Screenwriting Workshop

with PhD Screenwriting Lecturer Mr. Tudor Voican

Tudor Voican is a lecturer of screenwriting at UNATC. He is a screenwriter and producer known for multi-awarded short and feature films as Mihai and Cristina, C Block Story, Marilena from P7, California dreamin’, Bless you, prison, Medal of Honor and Outbound. Mr. Voican worked as a journalist, he sold original concepts, wrote and supervised multiple TV series and also he developed dozens of advertising campaigns for local international and independent agencies. He holds an MFA Screenwriting from York University and a PhD from UNATC.

19.00 - Short Film Marathon

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THE WHOLE WORLD
THE WHOLE WORLD

Directed by Julián Quintanilla Runtime: 29 minutes 53 seconds Release date: October 3, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Drama 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.

TABULA RASA
TABULA RASA

Directed by Sándor Csoma Runtime: 29 minutes 47 seconds Release date: January 1, 2016 Country: Hungary/Romania Category: Drama, Student Film 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 reveald by an old typewriter and one question remains: who is able to forgive?

TAMARA, ECHELON
TAMARA, ECHELON

Directed by Kristina Cepraga Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: March 5, 2015 Country: Romania Category: Black Comedy

ABMERGRIS
ABMERGRIS

Directed by Sam Collins Runtime: 23 minutes 30 seconds Release date: March 1, 2016 Country: Australia Category: Drama 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.

CSÁNGÓ
CSÁNGÓ

Directed by Wouter Hoek Runtime: 20 minutes Release date: June 1, 2016 Country: Netherlands, Romania Category: Documentary 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.

O THE MOVIE
O THE MOVIE

Directed by Frank Aron Gårdsø Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: April 10, 2015 Country: Norway Category: Horror 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.

NOT WAVING
NOT WAVING

Directed by Freya Billington Runtime: 10 minutes 30 seconds Release date: March 2, 2016 Country: United Kingdom Category: 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.

WELCOME
WELCOME

Directed by JAVIER FESSER Runtime: 27 minutes 39 seconds Release date: September 19, 2014 Country: Spain, Peru Category: Drama 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

THE PERFECT DAY
THE PERFECT DAY

Directed by Ignacio Redondo Runtime: 11 minutes 43 seconds Release date: July 15, 2016 Country: Spain Category: Comedy 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...

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

19.00 - Special Shorts Screening

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GLIMMERS
GLIMMERS

Directed by Marcello Di Trocchio Runtime: 11 minutes 2 seconds Release date: October 23, 2016 Country: Italy Category: Drama Synopsis: Glimmers narrates an high-class party, made of stereotypes and empty words, seen with the eyes of a timid and silent girl.

THE LAST CUT
THE LAST CUT

Directed by Tamino Parren Runtime:30 minutes Release date: August 1, 2016 Country: Netherlands Category: Documentary Synopsis: Carel Eilers (77), started his career as a projectionist in the Tuschinski Theatre in Amsterdam. He now works in the local cinema. In 2012 the analog projector will be replaced by a digital projector and Carel is forced to isolate himself from his old profession. Five years later he decides to say goodbye to his passion for good.

THE HOUSE OF ASTERION
THE HOUSE OF ASTERION

Directed by Juri Händelsson Runtime: 23 minutes 39 seconds Release date: October 30, 2016 Country: Italy Category: Experimental Synopsis: A doctor visits an ancient castel with the intention to save a hermit imprisoned there surrounded by high walls and possessed by mental illness.

#WHOWEKILL
#WHOWEKILL

Directed by Pavel Ivanov Runtime: 8 minutes Release date: July 20, 2016 Country: Russia Category: Experimental, Comedy Synopsis: Everybody has freedom. Everything is available. Say and do whatever you want but be ready to stand by your actions and to make sure they follow your words.

BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD
BITCH, POPCORN & BLOOD

Directed by Fabio Soares Runtime: 16 minutes Release date: November 11, 2014 Country: France Category: Thriller, Black Comedy Synopsis: At Salt’ n Sugar, a popcorn bar in the middle of nowhere, LILY a bored waitress, is goingto turn her life around when two fishy strangers show up in the bar.

STY
STY

Directed by Árpád Hermán Runtime: 16 minutes Release date: 10 minutes 25 seconds Country: Hungary Category: Drama Synopsis: The deadbeat Endre tried to earn money as pig sticker. The morning, when an old peasant asked him to kill his fat stock, subverted his life a lot.

THE POSTMAN
THE POSTMAN

Directed by Francis Lau Runtime: 15 minutes 54 seconds Release date: August 22, 2016 Country: Singapore Category: Drama, Psychological Thriller Synopsis: A rogue cop reneges on a drug deal in the hope of seeking redemption and reconciliation with his wife. But he soon finds out the hard way that life sometimes does not offer a second chance.

PITER_BY
PITER_BY

Directed by Alex Sobolev Runtime: 30 minutes 12 seconds Release date: October 10, 2016 Country: Russia Category: Drama Synopsis: The movie about people of Sankt Petersburg.

TWO OLD FOLKS
TWO OLD FOLKS

Directed by Cosmea Spelleken *Special Screening - Feel The Reel IFF* Runtime: 11 minutes 15 seconds Release date: March 31, 2016 Country: Germany Category: Comedy Synopsis: The two pensioners Mr. Schmitt and Mr. Fink spend their sunset years by playing boule all day long. After a childish fight both try to find a new hobby their own. A hilarious hunt begins...