Short Film Factory by SHORT to the Point – October 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: Jason Goes Home
Genre: Comedy Short
Duration: 5:38
Country: US
Director: Chris Hawkinson
Synopsis: A glimpse into the life of Jason Voorhees, after he decides to stop killing and settles down in suburbia with his wife and new job.

Title of the film: Unsee
Genre: Experimental
Duration: 5 minutes
Country: India
Director: Joby Varghese
Synopsis: Once you have seen something, you can’t unsee it.

Title of the film: Blooming
Genre: children
Duration: 14 min
Country: Czech Republic
Director: Dora Šustić
Synopsis: Two sisters, Alma (11) and Lila (6), enjoy their playful time together, having a bath. One evening, faced with a strange sensation, Alma experiences the beginning of a transformation from a child to a girl: she gets her first period. At first ignoring it, Alma deals with blood during the night, but is discovered by Lila. In panic, she asks Lila to keep a secret, but little Lila misunderstands it for sickness, thinking her sister is dying. She protects Alma from their mother’s attempts of sending her to school and spills the secret. Their mom allows Alma to stay at home and deal with her problem on her own, giving her a space to bloom. She comforts Alma and helps her to overcome the shame. All three girls are united in the end, playing in the bath.

Title of the film: Make Me Fly
Genre: drama, musical
Duration: 10 min 23 sec
Country: France
Director: Peter Vino (in the credits Piotr Vin)
Synopsis: A flight-hostess meets a young and gentle man onboard a plane, she falls in love but encounters turbulence.

Title of the film: SHADOW OF DEAD TREE
Genre: Dram/fiction
Duration: 15.59
Country: Turkey
Director: Ersin Pehlivan
Synopsis: In fact, the whole story begins and ends in an apple tree… On a cold autumn morning, an old country house… Ali, who has recently lost his grandfather, waits quietly in the room. The rest of the house has begun to calculate the heritage in the next room. It is best for them to go from this village. But Ali is in the village with his memories. An announcement rises from the village. A knell for everyone who has lost his memories and roots… Ali has found a shade of tree to take refuge in. What about the rest?

Title of the film: Peete
Genre: Drama
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Director: Simon Madore
Synopsis: Peete, a marginal man, arrives in a quiet neighborhood. As he waits for a loved one to contact him he realizes that his young neighbour is also an outcast.

Title of the film: “CAUGHT ON CAMERA”
Genre: HORROR/
Duration: 3 min
Country: Sweden
Director & Writer Homayoon Mobaraki
Producer Homayoon Mobaraki
Synopsis: Two lovers finds themselves in a café where weird things happen.

Title of the Film: Haftasonu (The Weekend)
Genre: Drama
Duration: 16′
Country: Turkey
Director: Yasemin Demirci
Synopsis: Silently witnessing an assault from his window on a Saturday evening, Onur finds himself in a difficult situation later in the night.

Title of the film: Cavity
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 13 min 51 sec
Synopsis: On a night out with friends in NYC, Cleo, a troubled and uncertain young actress is seduced by a mysterious figure at the bar. A film about a young woman finding one’s strength in the darkest of times. A film starring, written and produced by Rebecca Knox.

Genre: Romantic comedy
Duration: 9:59
Country: USA
Director: Teddy Tenenbaum
Synopsis: Dating is hard. Especially these days. Especially when you’re married. Nothing is what appears to be in this short romantic-comedy about two people who find each other on an a very special dating app. You just can’t trust what you read online.

Title of the film: Numb
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 5 minutes 8 seconds
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Rachel Wan
Synopsis: Numb is a surreal story about a man’s bizarre day and how he just goes with it.

Title of the film: GACHA GACHA
Genre: Suspense
Duration: 15’47’
Country:Japan
Director:YURUGU MATSUMOTO
Synopsis: A woman Seia who is sober and quiet is the laughter of everyone in the company.
Seia’s birthday, a young man, Kent, joined Seia and fell in love in an instant. That night, She was encouraged by an eerie man who appeared before Saki who came home, and tried a gacha-gacha called “Becoming a heroine of a drama”. Then, Seia’s birthday rolls in an unexpected direction. . . .

EUROPE

Title of the film: Go Back Forward
Genre: Fiction Short
Duration: 09:16
Country: Venezuela
Director: Marialejandra Martin
Synopsis: Coco rushes onto the stage where the exercise has already begun. In this new silence, she reveals something that she had kept for herself, a connection with the past that transforms her self-consciousness into sheer happiness.

Title of the film: Stay in Summer
Genre: Narrative
Duration: 12 minutes
Country: China
Director: Wu Tingjian
Synopsis: Summer in a small town, the boy desires to join in the school track team. While with something happened to his father, he finds him farther and farther away from his friend and the town.

Title of the film: Where do you come from
Genre: Experimental
Duration: 16’44”
Country: Taiwan
Director: Jun-Yuan Hong
Synopsis:
The film consists of the photographic narratives of individuals’ polaroid pictures taken at the time of their birth, which is used as the intertwining signifiers. A few of the selected actors came from broken families and had similar life experiences as the concept expressed in this work In other words, the subjects in the images are not only a semiotic interpretation of role-playing but also a reiteration of life experiences that overlap with these actors. That is, the creative approach employed constantly seeks subjects close to its own life trajectory as a way to realize internal, psychological imageries and spiritual restoration.

Title of the film: Blooming
Genre: children
Duration: 14 min
Country: Czech Republic
Director: Dora Šustić
Synopsis: Two sisters, Alma (11) and Lila (6), enjoy their playful time together, having a bath. One evening, faced with a strange sensation, Alma experiences the beginning of a transformation from a child to a girl: she gets her first period. At first ignoring it, Alma deals with blood during the night, but is discovered by Lila. In panic, she asks Lila to keep a secret, but little Lila misunderstands it for sickness, thinking her sister is dying. She protects Alma from their mother’s attempts of sending her to school and spills the secret. Their mom allows Alma to stay at home and deal with her problem on her own, giving her a space to bloom. She comforts Alma and helps her to overcome the shame. All three girls are united in the end, playing in the bath.

Title of the film: Peete
Genre: Drama
Duration: 10 min
Country: Canada
Director: Simon Madore
Synopsis: Peete, a marginal man, arrives in a quiet neighborhood. As he waits for a loved one to contact him he realizes that his young neighbour is also an outcast.

Title of the Film: Haftasonu (The Weekend)
Genre: Drama
Duration: 16′
Country: Turkey
Director: Yasemin Demirci
Synopsis: Silently witnessing an assault from his window on a Saturday evening, Onur finds himself in a difficult situation later in the night.

Title of the film: Tell Me Your Secrets
Genre: Fashion Video, Music Video
Duration: Nothing
Country: Japan
Director: Junichi Kagami
Synopsis:
Fashion requires not only hair and makeup and costumes, but also dance, masks, and music.
Masks and dance are often treated as a complement to costumes in fashion.
However, it is not a complement to costumes, but fashion uses hair makeup and masks, dance and music to stimulates human mind.
We have hidden faces, dance music, and a dance, I want to express the secret of the designers in fashion.
Elements that evolve fashion,
Is not it not only costumes and bags but people?
Please see our work and imagine a new fashion.

Title of the film: Cavity
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 13 min 51 sec
Synopsis: On a night out with friends in NYC, Cleo, a troubled and uncertain young actress is seduced by a mysterious figure at the bar. A film about a young woman finding one’s strength in the darkest of times. A film starring, written and produced by Rebecca Knox.

Title of the Film: Michael’s Day Out
Genre: Short Documentary Film
Duration: 5 Minutes 32 Seconds
Country: India
Director: Deepshikha Poddar
Synopsis: Michael, the bubbly, outspoken and forever young puppet has been the closest companion of aging ventriloquist Prabir Das. One day Prabir takes out Michael for a trip to the outskirts of the city of Kolkata. Michael feels overjoyed to see the new roads, flyovers and skyscrapers but Prabir feels nostalgic about the lost villages that have been sucked up by the disproportionately swelling city. Through a curious dialogue with his puppet Prabir recognizes his own ironical position about “development” and is drowned in deep melancholy.

Title of the film: Numb
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 5 minutes 8 seconds
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Rachel Wan
Synopsis: Numb is a surreal story about a man’s bizarre day and how he just goes with it.

ROMANIA

Title of the film: GACHA GACHA
Genre: Suspense
Duration: 15’47’
Country:Japan
Director:YURUGU MATSUMOTO
Synopsis: A woman Seia who is sober and quiet is the laughter of everyone in the company.
Seia’s birthday, a young man, Kent, joined Seia and fell in love in an instant. That night, She was encouraged by an eerie man who appeared before Saki who came home, and tried a gacha-gacha called “Becoming a heroine of a drama”. Then, Seia’s birthday rolls in an unexpected direction. . . .

Title of the film: KUKLI
Genre: Drama
Duration: 00:24:52
Country: India
Director: Shyama Sundar Majhi
Synopsis: The story is based on a village girl named Pukli who belongs to an indigenous community of rural India called the Santal. Her village is surrounded by nature’s dense jungle, completely secluded from the modern city and civilization.
Despite of the existing polarity between her small world and the urbanized civilization, Pukli grew certain unanswered questions pertaining on her mind that connects the two disconnected dimensions. What made her nurture such questions? And is Pukli’s Kukli (Question) being restrained from getting her a clear perception? Will she get her answer?

Title of the film: Chasing Mandela’s Rainbow
Genre: Social Justice and educational justice documentary
Duration: 30 minutes
Country: Shot in South Africa and produced and directed from the United Kingdom
Director: Gary Janks
Synopsis:“ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ” Nelson Mandela (2003)
Life in Mandela’s South Africa has been an unrelenting struggle between utopian hope – and painful reality. Three school students, aided by their teachers, want to join the success story this country was meant to become, post-Apartheid. They strive for recognition, dream of their place within a society, meant to work for all. Their dissimilar backgrounds and battles illustrate why Mandela’s vision never materialized and is still, a haunting and illusive rainbow.

Title of the film: A Lot More to Give: Recapturing the Dreams of Young Offenders in the Philippines
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 10:16
Country: Filmed in Philippines, Edited in Malaysia, Nationality of Filmmaker Mexico
Director: Enrique Leon
Synopsis: In the Philippines, children can be imprisoned for petty crimes from a very young age. While in high school, Junbert found a way to rehabilitate the children in conflict with the law in his city.

Title of the film: a Woman
Genre: fashion/dance film
Duration: 3 minutes 14 seconds
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Anastasia Raykova
Synopsis: Film “A Woman” tells a lot about love, empowerment and beauty in female life through dance and senses.

Title of the film: GENERICAMENTE
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 18 minutes
Country: Rome, Italy
Director: GIULIO NEGLIA
Synopsis: The attribute ‘crowd’ is not always look kindly upon, to the most not always its meaning alludes to a compliment, but for others it may be a sense of redemption, a breath of relief, a pebble removed from the shoe, a little brick that leads to dream the castle of life. They are the crowds. The ‘crowds’ are known to the most with the name of ‘extras’. They hide in cinematographic works in the so-called ‘mass scenes’, perform the most vortical interpretations showing a certain versatility: from the painter to the policeman, from the waiter to the gardener, from the fireman to the butcher. The ‘crowd’ is the figure certainly less recognized by the public, but esteemed and considered with pride and satisfaction from the components of its category. It remains, despite everything, irremovable by the film industry. Being a crowd is a job? Paolo, that dreams of being an actor, but with very poor results, is more used to appear in marginal roles. Paolo will tell us which are the enormous sacrifices, renunciations, senses of responsibility, injustices that torment the show business. From the eyes of the workers of cinema, Paolo tells an italian cross-section and, despite the economic difficulties, believes in a better world, more congenial and coherent to his dreams; these are the ones who for years have made Paolo dream, leaving aside the parental obligations: the eternal struggle between man and human being.

Title of the film: PAY PHONE
Genre: Human
Duration:2018
Country: Japan
Director: YURUGU MATSUMOTO
Synopsis: Saki in her late twenties unexpectedly gets an incoming call from a pay phone. The caller is her father Sizuo, who lives apart from her. Reunited for the first time after a long time, they are both clumsy and two of a kind. A small night’s small story where their feelings intersect.

Title of the film: TRUE LOVE
Genre: MUSIC VIDEO
Duration: 3:40
Country: ISRAEL
Director: OPHIR BEN SHIMON
Synopsis: A teenager looking for true love while fighting universal emptiness

Title of the film: Alalay
Genre: Drama, Dark Comedy, Crime
Duration: 11 minutes 8 seconds
Country: Philippines
Director: Julo Cope
Synopsis: Joshua, a blind guitarist, learns about the affair between his guide and live-in partner, Emily, and his friend, Daniel, a blind masseur. He confronts Daniel about his betrayal and begs him to leave Emily. But Daniel was unrelenting. The fight between the two blind men begins.

Title of the film: …and in silence.
Genre: Sci-fi, romance, drama
Duration: 04:43
Country: Russia
Director: Irene Grineva
Synopsis: Astronaut Kostik is performing desperate attempts to fix his ship’s lifepod systems while a mysterious voice from the recorder haunts him.

Title of the film: I AM GOD
Genre: Surrealistic Drama, Spiritual Film, Experimental
Duration: 8 minutes 54 seconds
Country: UK
Director: Madalina Mateciuc
Synopsis: I am God’ follows the journey of Ana, a teenager battling PTSD, desperate to gain control over her life. ‘I am God’ is paving the way towards girls empowerment and well-being in a broken modern society.’ Spiritual healing has an ancient pedigree, with much evidence of success.