Short Film Factory by SHORT to the Point – February 2020

THIS IS THE LIST OF THE FILMS SCREENED AT SHORT FILM FACTORY IN FEBRUARY 2020

The list of the venues is here:

UNITED STATES

Title of the film: On AIR
Genre: Dystopic
Duration: 19’59
Country: France
Director: Marceau Brossard
Synopsis: 1:30pm. The Daily News on a big tv channel are going live. Everything goes smoothly, until a hacker takes over the whole set.

Title of the film: INZOLIA
Genre: Crime/Drama
Duration: 8 min. 38 sec.
Country: Canada
Director: German Jimenez
Synopsis:The Crime Lords from the criminal organizations that rule the city gather to celebrate their victory over the police.

Title of the film: “101 Knocks”
Genre: Drama
Duration: 12:03
Country: New York, USA
Director: Alkiviadis Tzortzoglou
Synopsis: After his mother’s death, a distanced son and father are brought back together to rekindle their relationship.

Title of the film: Bet on Yourself
Genre: Short Biographical Documentary
Duration: 21 minutes
Country: England
Director: Harvey Eaton
Synopsis: “John Reeve, an 80 year old entrepreneur who started his life in war-torn England, now lives in the Caribbean as a cruise ship excursion mogul.
John owned an island-themed nightclub in the centre of Coventry, hosting crooners like Liberace and Tom Jones. He intrepidly sailed across the Atlantic with no experience and no motor, has crashed at least three airplanes and two boats, lived with Pygmy Indians, had his skull caved in with a 4ft iron pipe, escaped from a Grenadian revolution, and entered the 88′ Winter Olympics as the US Virgin Islands bobsled team (yes, the same year as the Jamaicans).
Nothing in life has ever stopped John and he is an inspiration for everyone to go out, make mistakes and make a mark on the world.”

Title of the film: The Nun’s Kaddish
Genre: Drama
Duration: 7’
Country: Portugal
Director: Luis Ismael
Synopsis: A heart-warming vignette that portrays a true story of inter-religious kindness when a Nun observes a Jewish ritual. The Pope himself found this to be a positive and moving episode.

Title of the film: Ballad
Genre: Drama
Duration: 11:15
Country: Romania
Director: Bianca Mina
Synopsis: Burdened by his raging subconscious, Kirk, a grungy rock star, is about to kill himself when Mark, his biggest fan, finds him. As Kirk is getting ready to pull the trigger, Mark tries to convince him to see a future.

Title of the film: WEEKEND
Genre: Fiction
Duration: 13 min. 28 sec.
Country: Turkey
Director: Armağan Akın
Synopsis: BURCU (32) works as a production manager in a company in Istanbul. She feels tired, uninspired and meaningless.On Friday night, Burcu decides to go out of town with her boyfriend LEVENT (33) to ease the constricted soul.
Burcu, on this journey, finds herself facing with dilemmas in the her inner world fanning distress inside more.

Title of the film: New Life
Genre: Experimental
Duration: 3 Minutes
Country: French
Director: Chris Garcia
Synopsis: After a meeting that changer her life, she will try to rebuild herself through dance, the re-appropriation of her body and feminity that will giver her the strength to overcome this aggression.

Title: In My House
Genre – music video, drama, addiction
Duration – 3:52
Country – U.S.A.
Director – Daniel Sole
Synopsis – “Two brothers struggle to care for themselves faced with their mother’s Heroin addiction. Based on a true story.” This short film is the beginning of my story, based around real events that lead me being placed into foster care when I was a child. In the midst of an opioid epidemic, I made this piece because I wanted to show how addiction affected my family.

Title of the film: 30
Genre: Drama
Duration: 15’
Country: Cyprus
Director: Constantinos Patsalides
Synopsis: Cyprus,1974. Maria is trying to find anything she can about her son who is in the battlefield. A shocking twist of fate determines the course of the rest of her life.
Cast:Popi Avraam, Gianna Lefkati, Spiros Georgiou, Andreas Nicolaides
Written & Produced by: George Avraam,
Director of Photography: Nicos Avraamides,
Sound: Stavros Terlikkas,
Editing:Yorgos Gkikapeppas,
Music: Christina Georgiou.

EUROPE

Title of the film: Bet on Yourself
Genre: Short Biographical Documentary
Duration: 21 minutes
Country: England
Director: Harvey Eaton
Synopsis: “John Reeve, an 80 year old entrepreneur who started his life in war-torn England, now lives in the Caribbean as a cruise ship excursion mogul.
John owned an island-themed nightclub in the centre of Coventry, hosting crooners like Liberace and Tom Jones. He intrepidly sailed across the Atlantic with no experience and no motor, has crashed at least three airplanes and two boats, lived with Pygmy Indians, had his skull caved in with a 4ft iron pipe, escaped from a Grenadian revolution, and entered the 88′ Winter Olympics as the US Virgin Islands bobsled team (yes, the same year as the Jamaicans).
Nothing in life has ever stopped John and he is an inspiration for everyone to go out, make mistakes and make a mark on the world.”

Title of the film: Undividable
Genre: Comedy
Duration:11:30
Country: Israel
Director: Gal Dvir
Synopsis: Yuval wakes up on his wedding day to an epic battle between the voices in his mind. How can one make a choice? And what if one is five or more?

Title of the film: Crisalide (english title: Chrysalis)
Genre: drama
Duration: 10’46”
Country: Italy
Director: Beatrice Nalin
Synopsis: Anna is a young woman with anxiety disorders and panic attacks. She has also developed a strong agoraphobia that forces her to stay inside the house. She looks like a chrysalis sleeping in its silk cocoon – a safe and timeless place. Her work is in a dead end, her flat and lonely days go by monotonously. But in Anna’s deepest unconscious lives a soul capable of rebelling against her own body, a soul which will emerge violently under an unexpected form.

Title of the film: Fremmed (Stranger)
Genre: experimental documentary
Duration:07.03
Country:Norway
Director: Cecilie Holtan, Kristiane Nerdrum Bøgwald, Marta Anna Løvberg
Synopsis: “Fremmed” is a short experimental documentary film made collectively by Cecilie Holtan, Kristiane Nerdrum Bøgwald and Marta Anna Løvberg. The short film is a documentation of the first encounter of three women on September 10th in Oslo, Norway. It was made entirely during the following four days. The movie explores how being both filmmakers and the characters affect the material and the developing relation between the women.

Title of the film: Traces
Genre: Drama
Duration: 23:30
Country: Turkey
Director: Osman Şahin
Synopsis: Story of 2 soldiers returning home after captivity during the Balkan Wars in 1913.

Title of the film: Fishing with Father
Genre: Drama
Duration: 23’
Country: Japan
Director: Shigeru Hirai
Synopsis: When a father who bonds with his son over fishing suffers from a stroke, his son chooses to drop out of high school to support the family while he recovers. The once close pair drift apart under their new circumstances, but eventually repair their relationship at long last and go fishing together again.

Title of the film : Companionship
Genre: fantasy
Duration; 04:59
Director: Engi Mahmud
Synopsis: it’s about inner conflict. who is the real hero..? the puppeteer player believes that his puppet just alive through his strange melodies voice.. his feelings and his own stories …everyone try to prove that he is the one. and when they fell down they know that it is not about competition.. it is companionship

ROMANIA

Title of the film: Perpatual (Hayy-i Layemut)
Genre: Drama
Duration: 5:17
Country: Turkey
Director: Sarp Karagemicioglu
Synopsis: An immortal man decides to commit suicide. The world stops as he talks to his aopted boy.

Title of the film: Fever Queen
Genre: Experimental
Duration: 7:30
Country: United States
Director: Nick Cotrufo
Synopsis: In a hallucinatory world of quiet chaos, a young couple is haunted by a myriad of restless souls.

Title of the film: Restless
Genre: surreal
Duration: 2’
Country: Brazil / Canada
Director: Nicolas Audy
Synopsis: A visual representation of what insomnia feels like.

Title of the film: 1-800-Hotline
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 8’
Country: India
Director: Dhun Sharma
Synopsis: A suicide prevention hotline volunteer must deal with the stress of his job all the while balancing his daily life.

Title of the film: Home
Genre: Drama
Duration: 20mins (00:19:40)
Country: UK
Director: Paul Morris
Synopsis: When a lonely young girl meets a Romanian farmhand claiming to be held captive, can she help him or will his secret keep them both prisoner?

Title of the film: A Million Times Before
Genre: Comedy/Romantic Comedy
Duration: 5 minutes 21 seconds
Country: USA
Director: Barrett Edmonds
Synopsis: A comedy about falling in love while breaking apart.

Title of the film: MEAL
Genre: Drama
Duration: 11 minutes
Country: India
Director: Abhiroop Basu
Synopsis: Amidst communal tension outside, a dysfunctional family sits together for their customary morning meal.

Title of the film: You know what I have nightmares about
Genre: Drama
Duration: 16:21
Country: Serbia
Director: Aglaja Filipović
Synopsis: Sunny and Hannah are living together in the big city. Sunny is aspiring actress and she’s intensely preparing for her new play to premiere. Hannah is dealing with her own demons alone.

Title of the film: Clean water, bright future: how a single project benefits thousands in South Sudan
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 6 min
Country: Filmed in South Sudan, Edited in Malaysia, Nationality of filmmaker Mexico
Director: Enrique Leon
Synopsis: In South Sudan, the youngest in the world, 9 out of 10 people don’t have access to clean water and basic sanitation. This is the story of how Patrick, a young Scout from Juba city, is providing safe drinking water and improving the health and education of thousands of children.

Title of the film: Outing
Genre: Realistic
Duration: 22mins19secs
Country: China
Director: Luo Shuhang
Synopsis: The spring is approaching. Zhang Li is sitting downstairs in the hot pot restaurant counting flowers; Chen Ke is trancing before the beverage cabinet; and Zhou Hui enters the kitchen to heat the pot. They are expecting, looking forward to, in their repeated lives, a spring outing.

Title of the film: Clustifer
Genre: Drama
Duration: 14 min,26 sec.
Country: Lebanon
Director: Karim Araman
Synopsis: When cluster headache illness takes over, all hell breaks loose and life becomes a living inferno, will Karim be able to overcome his Clustifer?