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03-12 August, 2020

20 Short Films Everyday

Watch the films here!

You can enjoy 200 spectacular short films from all around the world right here! 20 new films will be available for 24 hours everyday for 10 days straight! Keep an eye on our social media platforms to stay updated.

Congratulations to the directors of the 200 films who made it to our Official Selections! Check out the list of the films here.

Day 9

Tuesday, 11-08-2020

The films are going to be here for only a limited amount of time. Each 24 hours, 20 new films are going to be made available and the older ones will be removed. So come early on the screening day, pass the news to your fellow film-lovers and share with them the films you loved! New films will be available at 10 AM everyday.

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Category: Competition
Tracking: SF15
Director: RAMESH LAXMANRAO HOLBOLE
Institute:.Film and Television Institute of India
Country: India

Run Time: 05:00 Minutes
Synopsis : In this long shot film, explores the tremor that morning brings in the lives of a group of labourers, visually recreating Sabeer Haka's poem Eklauta Dar/ My only fear.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1528
Director: David Leonardo Alarcón Barrios
Institute:.Uniagustiniana University in Bogotá, Colombia.
Country: Colombia

Run Time: 14:47 Minutes
Synopsis : Is the story of Carlitos, a young immigrant from Venezuela who lives in Colombia and makes money as a street musician. He lives with his Colombian boyfriend and lives a relatively peaceful life. punctuated by regular calls to his mom in Venezuela. Until one day, he gets an unexpected call.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF33
Director: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola
Institute:.Zurich University of the Arts
Country: Switzerland

Run Time: 11:00 Minutes
Synopsis : Franco, an elderly man, lives his life in serenity together with his wife Margherita. The arrival of his brother Vittorio, with whom he hasn’t talked in years, breaks the calm.

Vittorio wants to reconcile, but Franco still bears a grudge against him. Only a sad discovery manages to touch Franco’s heart. At dinner, peace has been made. The rediscovered brotherhood is so wonderful, it seems like a dream. It takes nothing though to turn a dream into a nightmare..

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF412
Director: Meera Krishnamurthy
Institute: Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India
Country:India

Run Time: 08:28 Minutes
Synopsis : Based on a Kannada folktale translated by AK Ramanujan, “A Flowering Tree” is about Vanaja, a young woman who can magically turn into a flowering tree at will. When her talent results in an unlikely marriage to the prince, Vanaja encounters his sister Kaikeyi, who is envious of her gift.

This film uses cut out puppets manipulated by hand, to evoke the rich Indian tradition of oral storytelling. The background score is India’s national instrument, Saraswati Veena rendered by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh from her album Mysterious Duality: Just me.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1008
Director: Mehrshad Golkarian
Institute: Faculty of Cinema and Theater of Tehran University of Arts.
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Run Time: 15:37 Minutes
Synopsis : Two couples are camping in a forest at night. Something happens that night that affects the life of both couples. By portraying two periods of the life of the two couples, the past that happened in the forest and the present that is heavily affected by the past events, Circle Law tries to ponder the circular structure of the humans’ lives.

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1881
Director: Dana Reiss, Carolina Nussbaum
Institute: Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Country: Argentina

Run Time: 11:05 Minutes
Synopsis : Clara, a teenager from Santa Lucía, a little town on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, has feelings towards her new arrival neighbor.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category:Competition
Tracking: SF1493
Director: Shoayeb
Country:Bangladesh

Run Time: 07:28 Minutes
Synopsis : After struggling to cope up with her schooling, culture and technology, an exhausted and irritated girl decides to leave her home & everything she has to start a new life. She thinks the existing education system is wrong, the society where she lives is suffocating to be a girl and the technology is an invasion to her life. Later, after running a longer period of time she jumps into the water and discovers herself in an uninhabited zone, where she starts a reckless life which she desired before!

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category:Competition
Tracking: SF424
Director: Olesya Kashitsyna
Institute: Moscow Film School
Country:  Russian Federation

Run Time: 12:06 Minutes
Synopsis : Masha's mother makes hard efforts that her daughter becomes  an actress. She hires the best teachers for Masha, buys expensive dresses, rings up the first place in competitions for her beloved daughter. However Masha is not happy. Masha's mental torment becomes unbearable, but contradicting her strict mother is the most terrible thing in the world. One day, Masha finds an extraordinary way to tell mother no. 

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF1452
Director: Robert Kuźniewski
Institute: University of Arts in Poznań
Country:  Poland

Run Time: 05:00 Minutes
Synopsis : A typical situation in the subway. Plasticine grotesque. Social satire.

Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category:Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF2459
Director: Saleema Nawab
Institute: Department of Multimedia Arts, National college of Arts, Lahore Pakistan
Country:  Pakistan

Run Time: 05:29 Minutes
Synopsis : To escape the cage of material pursuits, a young philonoist girl undertake a mystic journey through seven valleys of spiritual enlightenment and found the esoteric meaning of her existence.

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category:Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF2078
Director: Saurav Sarkar, Nishat Tasnim Anika, Towhiduzzaman Shehan, Shah Noman Khan
Institute: Daffodil International University
Country:  Bangladesh

Run Time: 02:50 Minutes
Synopsis : The story of the short film will portray the incidence of child labor in our society. The story portrays two boys lives, how their lives are totally different because of being born in two different social classes. This project will bring out the brutal reality of the socio-economic inequality situation of our society right in front of our eyes. How regardless of age, people have to work for minimum wages even when they are as young as school-going age children. We aim to create awareness about social discrimination, income inequality and the horrors of child labor.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short
Tracking: SF1459
Director: Sebastian Plasencia
Institute: Universidad De Lima
Country: Peru

Run Time: 01:00 Minutes
Synopsis : The synopsis of the film: October 2020. The COVID-19 has spread globally. Now, going out to the streets becomes a much more difficult task.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF2505
Director: yang LIU
Institute: École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs - Paris
Country: France

Run Time: 06:35 Minutes
Synopsis : Corpseland is an amusement park that has been used for the purpose of teaching and indoctrinating children to grow up as adults to serve a dysfunctional, polluted and twisted society.

 

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition
Tracking: SF1764
Director: Roxana Baloiu
Institute:Dawson College
Country: Canada

Run Time: 03:14 Minutes
Synopsis :  A film presenting the evolution of a child who likes to eat and the way family and friends speak to her over the years.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

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Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1819
Director: Marcus Hanisch
Institute:German Film and Television Academy Berlin
Country: Germany

Run Time: 19:43 Minutes
Synopsis :  In the future. A hi-tech-lab. Scientist P is testing quantum-gynoid Q and sets off on a mission to an undiscovered nature. On the journey she discovers a ghostly remote effect between herself and the robot. Will she maintain control, when nature starts changing.

 

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Selection
Tracking: SF2448
Director: Barış Elçin
Country: Turkey

Run Time: 04:12 Minutes
Synopsis :  "Going After Refuge" is a short film that narrates the story of a soldier escaping from a warfare. With his severely wounded leg, he lays on the ground trying to desperately get back up on his feet again, in order to find a safe place.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF889
Director: Amir Falah
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Run Time: 13:08 Minutes
Synopsis :  A Yazidi family fleeing from ISIL...

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee
Tracking: SF2297
Director: Gregori Fiorini
Institute: Fortaleza University
Country: Brazil

Run Time: 06:57 Minutes
Synopsis : A photographer travels to Lebanon and learn about the daily life of immigrants in refugee camps, in the register of looks and expressions, invites us to reflect on the importance of a full childhood to build peace among peoples.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee
Tracking: SF1803
Director: Petra Stone ( aka Terzi)
Institute:
Country: Greece

Run Time: 05:00 Minutes
Synopsis :

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee
Tracking: SF1723
Director: ömer dişbudak
Institute: İstanbul Kültür University
Country: Turkey

Run Time: 14:58 Minutes
Synopsis : Ömer is one of hundreds of children who immigrated from Syria. Ömer, who lost his father in war, earns his family's living by shining shoes. Ömer is known with his effort, compassion and honesty. He is the first one to come to people's mind when they need to shine their shoes. He doesn't mind the dirt on his hands, he loves people with his pure heart and of course Ömer has a dream: Buying a bicycle.

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Coming Soon!

Day 10

Wednesday, 12-08-2020

The films are going to be here for only a limited amount of time. Each 24 hours, 20 new films are going to be made available and the older ones will be removed. So come early on the screening day, pass the news to your fellow film-lovers and share with them the films you loved! New films will be available at 10 AM everyday.

Festival Archive

Time has run out!

Day 8

Monday, 10-08-2020

The films are going to be here for only a limited amount of time. Each 24 hours, 20 new films are going to be made available and the older ones will be removed. So come early on the screening day, pass the news to your fellow film-lovers and share with them the films you loved! New films will be available at 10 AM everyday.

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF1925
Director:Leszek Mozga
Institute: University of the Arts London, London College of Communication
Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 07:45 Minutes
Synopsis: Roadkill is a stop-motion animated thriller. One alpha male deer goes for an evening car ride and has an unfortunate car accident.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1884
Director: Isis Caroline
Institute: Universidade Anhembi morumbi
Country: Brazil
Run Time: 18:10 Minutes
Synopsis: Isadora, Vic e Tati are three teenage girls about 15-years old. They get together in Isa's room to get ready to a party. Between make up, teens magazines and fashionable clothes, we go deep in their insecurities. How can we find an identity when the world already told you who you supposed to be?

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1107
Director: Ido Gotlib
Institute: VGIK (RSUC Workshop of Alexander Kott, Vladimir Kott and Anna Fenchenko)
Country: Russian Federation
Run Time: 08:46 Minutes
Synopsis: Isolating himself from his own mother and all the world, 17 years old Yura runs away into the place of virtual proximity.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category:Panorama
Tracking: SF1365
Director: Li Chenxi
Institute: National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts
Country: China
Run Time: 19:00 Minutes
Synopsis: The news that Beijing will usher in a gale is circulating in the alley. At the same time, Li Wei was eliminated by the youth team of the Beijing Guoan Football Team, and his mother contacted a college through a trustee. The headmaster's son wanted to get special training clothes provided by the team. Li Wei had to obey his mother and was ready to give away his beloved. When he went to buy gift wrapping paper, Li Wei met Zhao Siyu, a childhood playmate he hadn't seen in years. They spent an afternoon in the alley hometown. When the gale came, Li Wei saw the scene he had imagined as a child.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF2386
Director: Shivam Kaushik
Institute: SRM Institute Of Science & Technology, Chennai
Country: India
Run Time: 11:32 Minutes
Synopsis: The human mind has a habit of creating its own pattern to confront nature using personal historic experiences so as to stabilize its own present.It explores the abstract themes of stage and it's traversing audience in a hypermodern world.

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF2170
Director: Barış Özcan
Institute: Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey

Run Time: 10:10 Minutes
Synopsis: Mine, Hilal, and Ugur agree not to look to the university placement results for a while and go to a café where they routinely met to celebrate Mine's younger brother's birthday before learning their fate. Three friends realize that their paths will apart soon as the conversation progresses.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition
Tracking: SF2407
Director: Nathalia Oliveira
Institute: FIAM FAAM University Center
Country: Brazil

Run Time: 14:34 Minutes
Synopsis: With the lack of visibility to the production hubs of Brazilian cinema, "Picture's Up?" aims to show the social and economic importance of the seventh art in different ways: either through specialists in the field, who refute shallow arguments of the population about Brazilian cinema, or the production process of the university project of Papoula Visual, an award winning independent producer formed by young people students.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF402
Director: Mahmud Shahriare Atique
Institute: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Country: Bangladesh

Run Time: 08:24 Minutes
Synopsis: Sabbir runs hastily to his room. And then he realizes, he forgot why he came to the room. What unfolds then, is an epic mystery.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1889
Director: Nainisha Dedhia
Institute: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad
Country: India

Run Time: 19:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A day long encounter between an old almost bedridden grandmother who has supposedly lost her memory and a young girl Mrinalini, sparks an interesting yet intriguing conversation, and in these conversations Mrinalini draws an unlikely parallel between her present and her grandmother-in-law’s past. The conversations also bring to light that the grandmother is very much in possession of her memories as she emerges as a representative of the suppressed woman. A number of things are left unsaid and the unsaid make up the essence of the story.

Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation
Tracking: SF2331
Director: Zilai Feng
Institute: University of Southern California
Country: United States

Run Time: 01:52 Minutes
Synopsis: A man tries putting on a sweater, in which he starts a crazy journey.

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF2033
Director: Nata Szada
Institute: Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School, University of Silesia in Katowice
Country: Poland

Run Time: 12:24 Minutes
Synopsis: A Flower of one night tells a story of the first infatuation of the main character – Łucja, which is obstructed by her possessive mother. It is also a story of values and barriers, which in a small community are the only indicators of truth and action.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1690
Director: Imanuel Demidov
Institute: Tel Aviv University
Country: Israel

Run Time: 13:09 Minutes
Synopsis The relationship between teenager Adi and his mother Levana, is magical and full of warmth. Levana is a former prima ballerina. She revives her passion for dancing through her son. When Adi is suspended from school and remains at home with Avi, Levana’s partner, things get complicated.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Documentary
Tracking: SF21
Director: Gülce Candaş
Institute: Yaşar University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema
Country: Turkey

Run Time: 17:18 Minutes
Synopsis : After serving time, anyone who has committed a crime has the right to live again as an individual, as a part of society. This film attempts to witness the struggle for survival and the quandaries of someone who is trying to re-adjust to the society that he has been kept out of for a long time.

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1308
Director: Ali Reza Piyal
Institute: University of Chittagong
Country: Bangladesh

Run Time: 14:59 Minutes
Synopsis : This is the story of a man who believes he solves injustice by being cooped up in a small room , following whatever order that comes through his way . This is a man who plays make believe to feel better about all the killings in the name of justice and rights. Until he realizes he is a puppet in hierarchical hypocrisy of war .

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF1199
Director: Ala Nunu Leszynska
Institute: British Film Institute 
Country: United Kingdom

Run Time: 05:00 Minutes
Synopsis : The fear of being overwhelmed by the outside world can almost litterally make you lose your head...

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF2324
Director: Altay Erlik
Institute: Bogazici University 
Country: Turkey

Run Time: 01:00 Minutes
Synopsis : Burak (20) lives in Istanbul/ Turkey. During the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, his girlfriend Nisan’s (20) period is delayed. While there is a curfew now, they try to find a solution considering the country they live in.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF488
Director: Sawanti das
Institute: satyajit ray film and television institute
Country: India

Run Time: 04:30 Minutes
Synopsis : it's a story of an retired old man who struggles to accept his retirement at the being then with all the other retirement in his life he accepts this office retirement .

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF718
Director: Alliot Malo
Institute: EMCA (school of animated film professions) in Angoulême, France.
Country: France

Run Time: 09:47 Minutes
Synopsis : Anouk is twenty years old and is alone on an interstellar journey to bring back the ashes of his mother on earth. Between the impossible dialogue with her father and the anguish of finding herself alone in the universe with his mother's urn as his only company, Anouk, a little lost, wavers between dreams and reality. But his cosmic expedition will also be an initiatory introspection...

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee
Tracking: SF2004
Director: Asia Borioli
Institute:Teatro Impulso, Catania.
Country: Italy

Run Time: 02:16 Minutes
Synopsis : Welcome deals with a contemporary and delicate topic: immigration. Adaptation to new cultures and the search for a place to identify yourself. "In a world to which we all belong, everyone will have to find his refuge"

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee
Tracking: SF71
Director: Midya Narimani
Institute: Faculty of Art, Azad University of Tehran, Markaz
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of 

Run Time: 11:05 Minutes

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Time has run out!

Day 7

Sunday, 09-08-2020

We wish we could keep them forever but these films are no longer available for public viewing. Don’t waste time procrastinating and start watching today’s selections before they runs out of time too!

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2534
Director: Maria Eva De Sanctis

Institute: Instituto Superior de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales Fernando Birri, Santa Fe (ISCAA)

Country: Argentina
Run Time: 14:00 Minutes
Synopsis: Facundo (12) is witness of an awful scene of violence from his father toward his mother. The next day, she disappears. Facundo must be working all morning with his father in the countryside, knowing that he is guilty about the disappearance of his mom.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1268
Director: Asya Movsisian

Institute: Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK)

Country: Russian Federation
Run Time: 11:53 Minutes
Synopsis: After another perfect home cooked dinner, the marital bliss of a young couple is tested over the course of one sleepless summer night in Moscow.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition

Tracking: SF546
Director: Azalia Muchransyah

Institute: University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Country: United States
Run Time: 14:43 Minutes
Synopsis: Since the event of 9/11 in 2001, Islamophobia has spread all over the world, especially in the United States of America. Earlier last year, President Donald Trump also banned people from a number of Muslim countries from entering the USA, with an idea to eventually ban all Muslims from coming to the USA. As a Muslim student from Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, I am amazed to encounter so many misconceptions about Islam and the concept of Halal in the United States.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Animation

Tracking: SF1395
Director: Balaram J

Institute: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

Country: India
Run Time: 11:48 Minutes
Synopsis: Aisha said it was the endless rain, Ambadi insisted it was the sea. In the course of their childish bickering, when the three kids set off to see the origin of their village stream, their difference in beliefs gives the journey an unexpected and surprising turn.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF2097
Director: Ragib Mohmud Safayet Shah

Institute: University of Dhaka 

Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 04:12 Minutes
Synopsis: 'A young bachelor living in a garage tries to light up a cigarette but fails to do so due to various reasons. At times, they seemed natural while sometimes they were just bad luck. Although he tried hard and kept running back and forth, he failed miserably on numerous occasions. Eventually at the end of the day, after several tries surprisingly he managed to light up his cigarette, however, the cigarette which brought him much joy, left him dead, alongside leaving a message for the audience that the ultimate result of smoking is demise.'

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF2013
Director: Nicolas Garrier-Giraudeau, Basile Crépin-Leblond

Institute: Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3), France

Country: France
Run Time: 16:00 Minutes
Synopsis: 'A bored young woman in her big empty house.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1873
Director: Gvozden Ilić

Institute: Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Serbia

Country: Serbia
Run Time: 20:00Minutes
Synopsis: Three best friends ditch their high school prom dance. The night that follows unravels their hidden and suppressed desires which cast a glimpse of the emotional bewilderment of a whole generation.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF2079
Director: Matthew Walton

Institute: Sheridan College 

Country: Canada
Run Time: 04:48 Minutes
Synopsis: A friendly giant struggles to adapt to the fast-paced growth of the out-port fishing community he calls home

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1174
Director: Büşra Bülbül
Institute: Hassan Bin Sabit Cinema Academy and Anatolia University
Country: Turkey
Run Time: 15:00Minutes
Synopsis: Sibel is a cleaning lady who faces eviction for failing to pay her rent, tries to reach her husband and besides, she also tries to collect her monthly stair cleaning fee.


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Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF2333
Director: JIHAN SYAVILLA RAHMAYANI
Institute: Indonesian Cultural Arts Institute of Bandung
Country: Indonesia
Run Time: 08:49 Minutes
Synopsis: Veronica is a nun who knows that her friend, Vivi often gets abused by her husband. One day, Vivi comes to her with the wound on her face and several parts of her body. This thing provoked the memories of Veronica during high school where she saw her mother who also experienced the same thing like Vivi. When Vivi was hesitant to express her willingness to get a divorced with her husband, Veronica indirectly agreed to Vivi’s choice, because she wanted Vivi to be happy. Although separation is one of the most forbidden things in their religion, Catholic.

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF680
Director: Thomas George
Institute: Sansara classrooms, a division of studio sansara,cochin
Country: India
Run Time: 11:11 Minutes
Synopsis: Two different people who are coming from entirely different situations meet on a stranded beach late at night. Why are they there? How did they meet? How will these strangers become acquainted? The plot develops around their character study.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF2326
Director: Julissa Padilla
Institute: Woodbury University
Country: United States
Run Time: 03:10 Minutes
Synopsis: A little girl, against the wishes of her father, decides to watch late night TV until she discovers her becoming more a part of the program than she realized.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF883
Director: Daniel Le Hai
Institute: AKRF FOSA Akademicki Klub Realizatorów Filmowych FOSA na Politechnice Wrocławskiej
Country: Poland
Run Time: 07:48 Minutes
Synopsis: Man is being judged for leading an unhappy and pointless life.

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1576
Director: Anna Lena Höhne
Institute: Anna Lena Höhne or Fachhochschule Dortmund
Country: Germany
Run Time: 03:23 Minutes
Synopsis: A ten-year-old girl learns to understand a deaf boy and how to enjoy time with him.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short
Tracking: SF1763
Director: Roxana Baloiu
Institute: Concordia University
Country: Canada
Run Time: 01:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A take on the female gaze through a play of hands and a reading of Tarot cards. A universal reflection on abuse of the past, present and future.

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short
Tracking: SF1256
Director: Rudroneel Ahmed
Institute: Jahangirnagar University
Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 04:07 Minutes
Synopsis: This story is about a random girl in bangladesh. somewhere in bangladesh in 2019, a girl was walking in a dark night when everyone was watching a cricket match between bangladesh and india.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF1886
Director: Qunxiang Lin
Institute: The University of the Arts London
Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 05:55 Minutes
Synopsis: Have you ever not been found in hide and seek in your childhood; This game is continuing in a quiet way, as we are actually hiding in work and life. But now, do we still hold the hope of being found by the same kind of people in one day?

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF385
Director: Moreno Cabitza
Institute: ECAL - School of Arts of Lausanne
Country: Switzerland
Run Time: 13:52 Minutes
Synopsis: Adri and Beamo are two brothers who like to hang out and challenge each other. When Adri asks his little brother to enter an abandoned house and bring back an object, the latter will make a strange discovery that will haunt their night.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on Refugee
Tracking: SF2504
Director: Mahmood Sharifi-asl
Country: Iraq
Run Time: 04:30 Minutes

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on Refugee
Tracking: SF1788
Director:Mahmoud Hirmand
Country: Afghanistan
Run Time: 13:02 Minutes
Synopsis: It's about two afghan refugees (a girl and a boy) who want to migrate to Europe illegally, but in the middle of the journey a problem raised…

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Time has run out!

Day 6

Saturday, 08-08-2020

We wish we could keep them forever but these films are no longer available for public viewing. Don’t waste time procrastinating and start watching today’s selections before they runs out of time too!

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF119
Director: Debashis Das 

Institute: Bangladesh CInema & Television Institute

Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 18:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Gittu, an introverted milkman, regularly goes to an abandoned local temple to smoke cigarettes after performing his duty of delivering milk from door to door. While smoking cigarettes in solitude, he gets to know the secret of the temple.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF132
Director: Eli Ayres 

Institute: USC School of Cinematic Arts

Country: United States
Run Time: 05:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Tensions run high on a cloudy day.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1142
Director: Dennis Baumann

Institute: h_da Darmstadt (Hochschule Darmstadt)

Country: Germany
Run Time: 20:00 Minutes

Synopsis: WWII through the eyes of a child that has never really seen the war. A fantasy-story, about family, growing up and learning to cope with difficult situations. 

Little Maria lost her father to the war and her mother to the depression in the late 1940s. 

The only close relative she has left is her hard-working uncle Philipp. 

Philipp works in a small newspaper publishing house and writes short stories for the 

Sunday edition of the local newspaper. One day he finds a short story of his niece 

between his documents. He first discovers a loving, fairy-tale child story - but as he soon 

finds out, there is much more to it. 

The story not only helps him to make one of his best adapted works, but also lets him 

see what Maria is going through at home. She understands much more than one can 

believe in a ten-year-old, and know about the deal what it means to grow up. But more 

importantly, she is the only one who realizes that the family is more important than 

anything else - especially in times when everything seems to be lost anyway.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1945
Director: Dhrupad Shukla

Institute: Whistling Woods international.



Country: India
Run Time: 11:53 Minutes

Synopsis: Time and Space may have separated them, but a shared bond remains in their thought. "Li Ej Hu" is a film that observes two people, a Man and a Woman, who relish their past through mangoes, letters and the unfettered liberty of nostalgia. 

The man, now quite old, writs letters everyday and is immersed in thought during this ritual. This thought takes him on a journey to meet his past. In this journey, boundaries between his past and present blur, and then cease to exist altogether. 

The two drift closer and further, inhabiting the same space at the same time, but only in thought.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF439
Director: Hsin Hsuan Yeh

Institute: 

Country: Taiwan
Run Time: 04:17 Minutes

Synopsis: Not knowing who I am and what should I do, floating in the air, I am a bear in the mortal world. I always wander in the dead-end road, swinging back and forth between disgust and joy. When will I face my own desires without hating myself?

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2066
Director: Jofre Viaplana i Badia

Institute: Bande à Part Film Academy

Country: Spain
Run Time: 09:49 Minutes

Synopsis: A factory worker begins to experience drowning symptoms. He tries to escape from the contaminated surroundings where he finds himself without success. Finally, he ends up in a car graveyard, where he undergoes a strange transformation of the body into a machine.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1037
Director: Negar Abbaspoor

Institute: Iranian National School of Cinema

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 15:00 Minutes

Synopsis: A young boy who hasn’t been successful in fulfilling his childhood’s wish of becoming an eminent musician decides to do something in order to prevent the even worse future which awaits him. 5. A video message has been attached.

Moreover, I wanted to know when the list of the selected films would appear on the official website of the festival, because we cannot release the news of the selection in the media, unless we can refer the press to the official website of festivals.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF90
Director: Javier Robles Álvarez

Institute: Universidad Miguel Hernández

Country: Spain
Run Time: 08:23 Minutes

Synopsis: Manuel lives far from his family, immersed in a routine from which he can't escape.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1523
Director: Joaquín Cariño

Institute: Autonomous University of Baja California 

Country: Mexico
Run Time: 01:00 Minutes

Synopsis: A sunflower returns all love and care that receives from his owner.

Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1222
Director: Karina Casañas Invernon, Jachym Bouzek

Institute: University of the Arts London 

Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 01:00 Minutes

Synopsis: An animal (saola) is casually enjoying its dinner in its naturally furnished apartment, when suddenly the house starts to fall apart due to man-made waste.

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF975
Director: Julian Schmiederer

Institute: HTBLVA Graz Ortweinschule Film und MultimediaArt

Country: Austria
Run Time: 05:40 Minutes

Synopsis: Between the pulsating city and the standstill of the people, a young man is looking for his place in society. Pressure is showing his journey from the drug ridden nightlife to the unfair music scene. Everywhere his search is taking him he's facing restrictions, compulsions and pressure. His journey ends when he starts questioning everything he fought for while hitting rock bottom.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF260
Director: Pedram Samadi

Institute: Tehran University-Faculty of Fine Arts 

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 09:34 Minutes

Synopsis: Pasha and Morteza are classmates. After a fun game on the way from the school to home, they face a bad accusation the next day. They accuse of a wrong thing that they've never done. Telling the truth doesn't work for them.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition. 

Tracking: SF34
Director: Vanja Victor Kabir Tognola, Jan-David Bolt.

Institute: Zurich University of the Arts

Country: Switzerland
Run Time: 08:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Maurizio is a young university student living in Zürich, with a passion for diseases. Unlike many others, he can see an inherent beauty in them. After all, what difference can exist between a flower and an infection, if they are both a gift of nature?

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF733
Director: Zeyneb Ghorbel

Institute: NATIONAL CENTER OF CINEMA ET DE L'IMAGE

(CNCI) and ISAMM School of Multimedia Arts.

Country: Tunisia
Run Time: 13:52 Minutes

Synopsis: She wanders in the evening under the lampposts of the city center,

having for reference only the rhythm of her mother's heel.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1964
Director: Shahar Cohen

Institute: The Steve Tisch school of film and television Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv University)

Country: Israel
Run Time: 10:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Shira lives in her father's old car after his car accident and now it's time for her to let him go.

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1338
Director: Mariia Serebriakova

Institute: Animation Workshop

Country: Russian Federation
Run Time: 03:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Boy plays with flashlight and with his own shadow, tricking everyone around and scaring them. He wants to communicate, but nobody is willing to participate in this game.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF110
Director: Rafael Mog

Institute: Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

Country: Brazil
Run Time: 12:09 Minutes

Synopsis: During the military dictatorship in Brazil, there were censors, The journalist replaced the political news with cake recipes. But today Alessandra hadn't sleep a second because Marcelle spent the night protesting downtown. She returns injured to the apartment, where they have a silent discussion...

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF215
Director: Buğra Mert Alkayalar

Institute: Anadolu University 

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 02:44 Minutes

Synopsis: A  lot of people think they have survived solitude through technology. They take advantage of it anytime, anywhere. What if, on the contrary, it isolates the person from their surroundings and makes them more lonely?

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee

Tracking: SF2005
Director: Belal Saeed AbdelHakim

Institute: Anadolu University 

Country: Egypt
Run Time: 05:10 Minutes
Synopsis: The film is based on actual events in reality, it tells the story of a child trying to wake up from a coma, he starts looking for the door that takes him out of the maze that he spins in, and when he finds the door that bring him back to life once again the had time run out.

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee

Tracking: SF1061
Director: Alex Rolph

Institute: Arts University Bournemouth

Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 02:06 Minutes
Synopsis: The United Kingdom is renowned for its multicultural and diverse society. But has the theme of 'community' changed or faded? And how do outsiders perceive the working class, council estates of the United Kingdom?

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Time has run out!

Day 5

Friday, 07-08-2020

We wish we could keep them forever but these films are no longer available for public viewing. Don’t waste time procrastinating and start watching today’s selections before they runs out of time too!

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1021
Director: Ferman Narin
Institute: Mersin University

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 19:59 Minutes
Synopsis: Salih is a neighborhood grocery living alone in a monotonous life.

One day with an order coming while Salih is sitting at the grocery

store, he will come out of this monotony and experience the most

traumatic day of his life.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Documentary 

Tracking: SF1028
Director: Gaurav Kanozia
Institute: Chandigarh University , Gharuan Punjab.

Country: India
Run Time: 18:23 Minutes
Synopsis: This documentary is an "Ethnography" which describes the lives of Gadiya Lohars, who are a nomadic community of Rajasthan , India, they are also known as Military of Maharana Pratap (Emperor).

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF944
Director: Hasnat Sohan
Institute: University of Dhaka 

Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 08:43 Minutes
Synopsis: All the juvenile escapades in one direction; over against an aspirant soul swimming towards devotion. A version reticent; another mutinous against contempt. A settlement in a jiffy could reach someone to an inexorable notion.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF171
Director: Ilia Ginzburg
Institute: Tel-Aviv University 

Country: Israel
Run Time: 13:22 Minutes
Synopsis: "Gabi takes a picture of a woman seducing a teenager, or was it the other way around? Or maybe there was a scheme that Gabi could not even imagine? As the situation gets out of control, Gabi has to mend the pieces in order to remember what really happened".

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2052
Director: Jose M. Lucero
Institute: Universidad ded Desarrollo

Country: Chile
Run Time: 04:58 Minutes
Synopsis: "Hector needs to speak to his estranged brother, but the latter has transformed himself into a Walkman FX-21. Because of this, Hector visits Carmen, an experimental translator that can help communicate the two brothers".

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1431
Director: Faraz Alam
Institute: FAMU (Film and Television Academy of performing arts.)

Country: Czech Republic
Run Time: 08:16 Minutes
Synopsis: How far can the hunger for revenge go for a woman who feels she was the victim of a violence that took away her dignity and her sense of dedication in taking care of others?

 

Based on a true story told over decades by word of mouth, the nameless Czech nurse became history for being considered both as a whore and a heroine as she decided to take her revenge over all the Nazi soldiers admitted in the same hospital where she was raped. Syphilis became the harshest and easiest weapon she could use to pay back her humiliation. One after the other, the soldiers she was supposed to take care of disappeared, lost in the maze of the incurable filthy disease.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF73
Director: Luluk Ulhasanah

Institute: AKINDO (Akademi Komunikasi Indonesia)

Country: Indonesia
Run Time: 05:30 Minutes

Synopsis: The film tells about the process of electing the head of the village office in Indonesia, running with money politics. A silent act of giving money before the day of voting was called the "dawn attack". The plot of the film is presented backward to illustrate setbacks in the democratic process in Indonesia.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF836
Director: Hesam Salehbeig

Institute: Sooreh University

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 15:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Hesam Salehbeig.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short

Tracking: SF1732
Director: Xinning Liu

Institute: University of the Arts London.

Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 01:00 Minutes

Synopsis: A short animation expresses Don McCullin’s nightmare of the war and want to escape from the terrible memories.

Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF2118
Director: Eduarda Duarte

Institute: Instituto Politécnico de Portalegre - Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão.

Country: Portugal
Run Time: 01:54 Minutes

Synopsis: Sometimes it seems that the world hates us and that we are a problem.

Sometimes it is necessary to hit the bottom of the well to get up.

Even in the darkest of places the light comes.

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF936
Director: Xiaogang WEI

Institute: Beijing Film Academy  

Country: China
Run Time: 13:42 Minutes

Synopsis: The film is threaded together by recollections of an old man, telling his love story with the one that got away years and years ago.While telling the story, the old man learns the truth of what happened then.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1775
Director: Xin Li

Institute: RMIT  

Country: Australia
Run Time: 05:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Walking in a snowy forest, a peasant an unusual deer and goes to follow it. The deer allures him and the peasant even wants to catch it.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1512
Director: Rasmus Rønberg

Institute: University of Copenhagen

Country: Denmark
Run Time: 14:44 Minutes

Synopsis: A young Uber driver gets a female passenger into his car who tells him a secret that will turn his world upside down.

Elliot, a young Uber driver, roams the street at night in his car, picking up and driving people around. But when a young woman enters his car, his world turns upside down. She confides to him a secret she hasn't told anyone before. As he drives her home he listens to her story and when he puts her off at her adress they share a moment. She pays for the ride, thanks him sincerely and goes to her apartment. Elliot's life will not be the same.

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF2518
Director: Dmitry Kargapolov

Institute: St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television.

Country: Russian Federation
Run Time: 17:29 Minutes

Synopsis: The action takes place during World War II in the German-occupied territory of Belarus. A loving mother is struggling to protect her sixteen-year-old son from joining the partisans. For help, she turns to her nephew – a Hilfspolizei officer.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF480
Director: Vanessa Heeger

Institute: Universidad del Cine Buenos Aires.

Country: Argentina
Run Time: 14:10 Minutes

Synopsis: Unable to sleep, Homero roams the city of Buenos Aires where an unusual encounter will change the course of his night.

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF766
Director: Pasquale Galatro

Institute: Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP)

Country: Brazil
Run Time: 12:30 Minutes

Synopsis: A friendship between two friars is shaken when an unknown woman enters the convent where they live and seduces both.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1397
Director: Siamak Vahed

Institute: Tehran University of Art

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 08:05 Minutes

Synopsis: The candle light flickered... I got out and found myself in front of Stair.

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1304
Director: Yinan Liu

Institute: Tokyo University of the Arts

Country: China
Run Time: 06:07 Minutes

Synopsis: It should have been an ordinary day but it was anything but usual. There was a large crowd in front of my grandma’s house. Where did the people come from and where were they going? I was peering out at them from the window, but the big tree obstructed my view.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee

Tracking: SF1596
Director: Mehdi Razi

Institute: Stockholm University 

Country: Sweden
Run Time: 14:57 Minutes

Synopsis: After a long journey to Afghanistan, Ehsan and his family have taken refuge in a small Swedish town. Ehsan isn’t allowed to go outside by his father, to prevent him from making friends he might lose. But Ehsan sneaks out anyways and befriends Nora(7 y/o). When the migration authorities come to move Ehsans family, he runs away and…

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee

Tracking: SF2404
Director: Fabio Leone, Antonella Barbera 

Country: Italy
Run Time: 14:56 Minutes

Synopsis: A gift from the sea.

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Time has run out!

Day 4

Thursday, 06-08-2020

We wish we could keep them forever but these films are no longer available for public viewing. Don’t waste time procrastinating and start watching today’s selections before they runs out of time too!

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF1169
Director: Avishkar Ravindra
Institute: Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous college,Mumbai.

Country: India
Run Time: 14:39 Minutes
Synopsis: Daryaat means inside the river, but what's inside the river? The answer can be found only depth of the river. The story is about "Ujjwala" - A 29 year old widow. Her husband did suicide. A month passed to his death. This month is full of thoughts. When someone passes, we understand importance and existence of same the person. Undoubtedly, Same was the case of Ujjwala. 

Ujjwala was normally quiet and even their house is isolated....After a month of his death Ujjwala experience some incidents which brings twists and turns in her life. After all it ends in the depth of the River .But can these mental twists end in the River?

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1909
Director: Antonio Galarzo
Institute: Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Catalunya (ESCAC)

Country: Spain
Run Time: 12:34 Minutes
Synopsis: Manel is an elderly widower who suffers from lung problems. Receive a certified letter, informing him that he has to renew the payment if he wants to continue using the space in which his wife is buried, in the case of not making the payment in the time marked since he sent the letter, he will proceed to exhumation and the remains will be incinerated and taken to the "common ashtray". Manuel, without money and just in time to collect the payment amount, will do everything possible so that his wife is not cremated.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF1277
Director: Ariela Szerman
Institute: Nombre de su institución Escuela Da Vinci

Country: Argentina
Run Time: 05:41 Minutes
Synopsis: In a society with strict regulations about time, a baby named Braulio is born just 5 seconds before planned and because of that, he is sentenced to carry a timer that will stop each and every of his actions in the future.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short
Tracking: SF1643
Director: Asghar Besharati
Institute: University Azad of Queshm

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 00:60 Minutes
Synopsis: Chal is about a moment of live a Fisherman  in beach of Sea.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition
Tracking: SF2416
Director: Anayis N. Der Hakopian
Institute: Middlesex University

Country: United Kingdom
Run Time: 04:07 Minutes
Synopsis: Fred is a vagabond suicidal fox who decides to crash an urban party where he meets the Vixen of his dreams.

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF173
Director: Anupam Hore, Tahsin Ahmed
Institute: Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology

Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 09:05 Minutes
Synopsis: Nayeem, a university student, who is apparently leading a boring and mundane life, wakes up one morning and discovers that everything seems like yesterday. He goes on with the day, slowly starting to question everything that feels like déjà vu, slowly descending into insanity and giving himself up to the fear of the unknown.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama
Tracking: SF2082
Director: Alan Silva
Institute: Universidad del Cine (FUC)

Country: Argentina
Run Time: 15:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A great war tests every soldier, as in the case of two brothers and soldiers; whose platoon is heavily attacked in the ocean, causing them to separate from each other.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF784
Director: Aljoša Dakić
Institute: Faculty of dramatic arts, Belgrade, Serbia

Country: Serbia
Run Time: 14:35 Minutes
Synopsis: Young patient arrives at a psychiatric hospital and starts to disturb an older patient. Strange conflict arises between them.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF1162
Director: Shadi Rabahi
Institute: American University of Technology

Country: Lebanon
Run Time: 13:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A stand-up comedian struggling with his art and sexuality. His friend helps him tackle his strange tendencies, his girlfriend wants commitment, and he visits his barber shop more often than needed. It is a little story of acceptance and longing to be understood and ignored.

Premiere: 12:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1830
Director: Samantha Chang, Jennifer Li, Peng Chia Wei
Institute: Taipei National University of the Arts

Country: Taiwan
Run Time: 06:34 Minutes
Synopsis: At midnight, there were two kids who did not fall asleep, starting to play. They traveled to lots of fantasy imaginary worlds, turning into animals, flying into the sky, having fun under their beloved blanket. They talked about the present and future…

Premiere: 12:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF477
Director: Masoud Soheili
Institute: Asian film school (AFIS)

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 15:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A mini-bus is on a journey across the mountains to Kabul. Each person on the bus has a reason to take this journey. An old man is traveling to give a turkey to his grandchild, as his last wish before dying. However, the main road is blocked by insurgents. They decide to use an alternative road, which is not very secure, and there is still the possibility of getting caught by insurgents.

Premiere: 12:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF534
Director: Sadeq Es-haqi
Institute: Soore University 

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 14:00 Minutes
Synopsis: Sarah, a young teenage school girl, faces challenges with her sexual identity. She decided to leave town with her partner without coming back.

Premiere: 12:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition

Tracking: SF1928
Director: Rajkishore Mohapatra
Institute: KIIT school of film and media sciences, Bhubaneswar.

Country: India
Run Time: 13:22 Minutes
Synopsis: A documentary on the life of Ritika, a young girl born into a middle class family in Odisha, India. It’s her journey on a quest for identity in the midst of a place where its considered a taboo and her life as she undergoes a great transformation. She becomes one of the youngest persons in her state to undergo a gender change operation. The film explores the strong emotions and dilemma she faces as she makes major decisions of her life.

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2394
Director: Raghul Sukumar
Institute: St. Joseph's College, Autonomous, Bangalore.

Country: India
Run Time: 06:09 Minutes
Synopsis: Why is the boy eating chips? A film inspired by true incident that happened in India. The film weaves on structural abuse, symbolic violence and loss of innocence into a film made of a single continuous shot.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1597
Director: Nadhif Adristia
Institute: Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Country: Indonesia
Run Time: 14:59 Minutes
Synopsis: Pramoedya, a pianist, is in the midst of a crisis of ideas and feelings. In order to finish his mini-album, he lived a variety of routines to get inspiration. However, the feeling never came to him, and his routine was slowly breaking up.

Premiere: 01:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1858
Director: Ian García Varona
Institute: AMCI (Mexican Association of Independent Filmmakers)

Country: Mexico
Run Time: 13:29 Minutes
Synopsis: Three friends decide to take the corpse of their best friend to Acapulco to fulfill his last wish: to throw him off the bungee.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2017
Director: ERKAN ORASAN
Institute: Erciyes Üniversitesi 

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 13:33 Minutes
Synopsis: Sam is a nine years old boy who loves building sandcastles. Actually, he's pretty good at it. At least he would be, if he managed to finish one... Everything seems to be against him. Could it be the time to give up and go play video games instead?

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1566
Director: Gustavo Milan
Institute: New York University 

Country: United States
Run Time: 04:30 Minutes
Synopsis: A young man relies on the support of his greatest ally in order to live the excitements of a double life.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee

Tracking: SF1070
Director: Jamal Lutfi
Institute: 

Country: Iraq
Run Time:13:57 Minutes
Synopsis: 

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short Film on Refugee

Tracking: SF2162
Director: Mohamad Reza Misaghi
Institute: 

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time:05:40 Minutes
Synopsis:

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

Time has run out!

Day 3

Wednesday, 05-08-2020

The films are going to be here for only a limited amount of time. Each 24 hours, 20 new films are going to be made available and the older ones will be removed. So come early on the screening day, pass the news to your fellow film-lovers and share with them the films you loved! New films will be available at 10 AM everyday.

Category: Documentary, Competition

Tracking: SF1129
Director: Parsa Bozorgani
Institute: Soore Art University, Tehran, Iran

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 08:16 Minutes
Synopsis: A few years back, a video of stray dogs being killed by acid injection by council workers in Shiraz(Iran) went viral. Nobody took responsibility for the action.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Animation

Tracking: SF1255
Director: SACHIN SREEKUMAR
Institute: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, AHMEDABAD ,INDIA

Country: India
Run Time: 04:51 Minutes
Synopsis: Appu is a curious small boy. Everyday appu walks to school through the hills from home.He lives in the valley across the hills. He stumbled upon something very strange one day. A giant old deer, something he never saw before . Something very familiar came along with the

strange sight. A flute sound from the hills, a song which was long forgotten. Appu started

chasing the deer. The music started spreading like fog,surrounding appu from all sides.

Nature was taking him through the hills, the wind blowing and the mist parting. Nature

showed the path through the mist till he reached the ridge. And an oldman playing the flute

was waiting for appu to come. Appu walked towards him and sat next to him as usual and

gave him a smile. Old man smiled back and Appu took the flute from his bag and started

playing.The music filled the surroundings and the wind started blowing again, clearing the

mist. He was enjoying the music that the oldman gave him long back . And all of nature was

enjoying the moment along with appu. The long lost memories never leave, they always

come back. Nature has its own ways to take us back on such journeys to those memories.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF933
Director: Leila Jurdi
Institute: University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest

Country: Hungary
Run Time: 08:55 Minutes
Synopsis: A lyrical and surreal story of a break up from the perspective of a girl who is feeling lonely and alienated, just like a ghost. She is transparent and silent. She is creepy. This girl is not entirely here but haven't decided to move on either. The film deals with the feeling of being stuck in a place but slowly gathering courage to take action and break free.

The film has no dialogue, instead it is trying to tell the story only through images and sounds.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Competition

Tracking: SF1924
Director: Kazuki Yuhara
Institute: Tama Art University

Country: Japan
Run Time: 13:43 Minutes
Synopsis: A mother and her child weave their story in the mother’s womb. The bond of the umbilical cord ties them with the strongest love. We witness the infinite chain of life the two unveil through this sui generis arterial interchange.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1243
Director: Fabián León López.
Institute: University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest

Country: Mexico
Run Time: 16:45 Minutes
Synopsis: Jhony’s summer passes slowly as he watches his older brother’s life, who wastes his time along with his friends, obsessed with alcohol, pornography and different women whom they take into the maternal bedroom. One day, La Misha arrives in the neighborhood, fracturing their monotony. Nobody knows about her, they call her that because of her green eyes, like those of cats.

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short

Tracking: SF1331
Director: Diego Ignacio Romero Guerra
Institute: National University of Cordoba 

Country: Argentina
Run Time: 01:00 Minutes
Synopsis: A man is caught in a black and white limbo. The metaphysical properties of the environment are his worst enemy and his only chance to escape.

Premiere: 11:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2202
Director: Erdem Türkavcı
Institute: Ege University, Social Sciences Institute. Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. city: İzmir country: Turkey

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 05:00 Minutes
Synopsis: Eren is an unemployed graduate from the Department of Radio, TV and Cinema. Although he wants to make a film, he has to earn money to make his life go on. Looking for a job as a sales consultant to get rid of this process, he finds the solution in a different way when job applications are negative. He, who has seen YouTubers make good money for a while, opens a Youtube channel about art house cinema. But because he belongs to the old world, he is lonely in the new and digital world. The only comment he has to his untracked videos is an insulting comment. In the process, he, who has completed reading Foucault’s book of Subject and Power, realizes that he is in fact the subject. He chooses to be a subject rather than a lonely object of the new and digital world and mirrors the digital world.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF661
Director: Nikola Stojanovic
Institute: Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade

Country: Serbia
Run Time: 19:16 Minutes
Synopsis: Ena and Sale – both of them destructive and hungry for life – meet. As they are trying to 

interpret their feelings, the two are pressured by the burdens of their past and haunted 

by their fears. Through acts of aggression on the outskirts of a dirty city, they test the 

limits of their love.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2566
Director: Dinan Ahmed
Institute: AIUB (American International University Of Bangladesh) 

Country: Bangladesh
Run Time: 12:07 Minutes
Synopsis: In a world gulped by a deadly epidemic a man leads his days alone. His life takes a new turn when he is encountered with an intruder who tells him the shivering stories of the world outside. Out there people have gone rouge since there was no food. The environment becomes suspicious and the two of them face the challenge of surviving together. Their food is running out too and hunger drives people towards unimaginable insanity.

Premiere: 12:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1344
Director: Ersin Pehlivan
Institute: Ege  University 

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 14:02 Minutes
Synopsis: In fact, the whole story begins and ends in an apple tree... On a cold autumn morning, an old country house... Ali, who had 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 death 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?

Premiere: 12:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2301
Director: Aleksandra Kamińska
Institute: Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice 

Country: Poland
Run Time: 04:07 Minutes
Synopsis: Leon and Michał gad around among closed pavilions. During the evening the beautiful ballet dancer attracts Leon’s attention and he decides to visit her again.

Premiere: 12:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2442
Director: Vahn Leinard C. Pascual
Institute:De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Philippines)

Country: Philippines
Run Time: 11:30 Minutes
Synopsis: Two siblings namely Alexa and Xander annually decorate their room into a Miss Universe arena and secretly pretend to be one of the contestants. Suddenly, their lives were flabbergasted as

something unexpected happened.

Premiere: 12:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF635
Director: Sourabh Dharmshale
Institute: Satyajit Ray Film and TV institute, Kolkata

Country: India
Run Time: 05:58 Minutes
Synopsis: Six commandos enter a village and attack a house where few militants reside. The calm is suddenly broken by just one thud that leads to a face-off between the two groups. Simultaneously, the soldier narrates the uncertainty of their life through a letter found by his side.

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Documentary, Competition

Tracking: SF1888
Director: Nainisha Dedhia
Institute: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Country: India
Run Time: 12:36 Minutes
Synopsis: Out of all the activities that we as humans participate in, generating waste might be the strangest of them all. However, we are also pretty smart and have implemented easy ways to get rid of the waste. Every piece of plastic ever created still exists. It lives within us, by us and all around us. Pirana is a contemplation of this reality explored through the five senses.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1966
Director: Davida Brown, Michelle Koprow, Laura-Marie Preßmar
Institute: Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz (Germany)

Country: Germany
Run Time: 10:52 Minutes
Synopsis: Two performers are appearing on the scene. They interact with a mechanical pair of shoes that is walking at one second intervals and becomes a third protagonist. Even if it is not pictured, you can still hear the sound of its steps during the whole movie.

Premiere: 01:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1698
Director: Tamara Broćić
Institute: Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade (Film Directing Department)

Country: Serbia
Run Time: 14:40 Minutes
Synopsis: Eighteen-year-old Stefan spends summer in the countryside with his

sister where they help their grandmother with seasonal work in the

field. During the collective work, he meets a local boy Marko, who

helps him discover something new about himself.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF729
Director: Jakkrapan Sriwichai
Institute: Chiang Mai University

Country: Thailand
Run Time: 12:42 Minutes
Synopsis: Strange land, humans can't die. Two men are wandering, looking for something new. Until they found…

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF771
Director: Tyra Felberg Valle
Institute: University of Agder in Kristiansand in Norway.

Country: Norway
Run Time: 03:11 Minutes
Synopsis: Ever heard of the bystander effect? Or do you simply don't care? In that case, this movie is about you.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on Refugee
Tracking: SF974
Director: Ahmed Mücahid Aydoğan
Institute: Rumman Grup

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Run Time: 13:00 Minutes
Synopsis: Thousands of people have died in Syria since the war has begun in 2010. Millions of people have been forced to migrate to other countries or other places inside the country. Sidhra, Mostafa, 

Raghat, Verde and Ammar are just a few of those people…

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Short film on Refugee
Tracking: SF348
Director: Ella Ben Yacov, Anita Hagadust
Institute: Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.

Country: Israel
Run Time: 09:36 Minutes
Synopsis: Rachel and Leila are two jewish girls that live peacefully in Iraq and Iran.

They run away due to different historical threats and immigrate to Israel.

They both lose their homes and cultures but find comfort in Tea, and each other.

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

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Tuesday, 04-08-2020

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Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2516

Director: Maharshi Tuhin Kashyap

Institute: Satyajit Ray Film And Television Institute, Kolkata 

Country: India

Run Time: 08:00 Minutes
Synopsis: The emotionless life of the city is seen to make people mentally distant from each other even though they live in same space.

Biswa is frustrated with his monotonous and melancholic life in a hostel located amidst a big city ,when he gets a call from his girlfriend Mukuta who has gone home situtated in an interior village in Assam.

Mukuta's mother is no more and her father lives alone at home when she is away. During the phone conversation, Biswa, realises the contrasting difference between Mukuta's relationship with her home and his own relationship with his city life.

Will it be possible for him to transcend into her space and find peace for eternity?

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1275

Director: Sara Binte Afzal

Institute: Department of Television, Film & Photography, University of Dhaka. 

Country: Bangladesh

Run Time: 19:54 Minutes
Synopsis: "Ashroy: Tale of A Guilt" is the story of internal conflict of a man's urge to maintain an ordinary lifestyle and his guiltiness. The man and the daily lives of the family that gave him shelter are portrayed in a simple manner. Thus, addressing the conflict to the audience in a very subtle way. The film found Its way to the climax with the help of logical dramatization. The ending of the film raises a question & the answer is up to the audience always. The film's story inspired by the short story, "Khuni" written by Sayed Waliullah.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking:SF1375

Director: CHUYI CHENl

Institute: National Taiwan Art University

Country: China, Taiwan

Run Time: 18:20 Minutes
Synopsis: "Abduction" is not true love. The prototype of this story comes from my mother and I, and some of the events in the play are referred to my cousin's experience. I have always thought that "what we want, do not give to others", even if our parents love us, they should not use them to force children and control their children. But "abduction" is indeed a very common phenomenon in Asian families, but it is contrary to the instinct of human nature. If we can not choose our own life, can not live out of self, then the value of life can not be realized, and we can not really grow into adults.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2474

Director: Mauricio Campos Noemi

Institute: National Taiwan Art University

Country: Escuela de Cine, Universidad de Valparaíso  

Run Time: 04:32 Minutes
Synopsis: Maite’s home is about to be sold, with her personal belongings packed and ready to leave she uses her last afternoon to water her grandmother’s plants, discovering underground the roots that gave rise to her home.

Based on a poem by Jorge Teillier.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short

Tracking: SF1193

Director: Abdul hamid Mandgar

Institute: Kabul University 

Country: Afghanistan 

Run Time: 00:60 Minutes
Synopsis: Small kids clapped for the cripple kid to inspire him until..

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Animation

Tracking: SF1279

Director: Florentina Gonzalez, Nerina Landi

Institute: Nombre de su institución Escuela Da Vinci

Country: Argentina 

Run Time: 05:26 Minutes
Synopsis: Making the best sandcastle can be a great challenge since it becomes something huge to defend

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee

Tracking: SF83

Director: Siavash Eydani

Institute: Tehran University of Art

Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Run Time: 03:34 Minutes
Synopsis: The man wakes up and finds himself on the bed in the sea …

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1855
Director: Maxfield Biggs

Institute: Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY, USA)Tehran University of Art

Country: United States

Run Time: 13:15 Minutes
Synopsis: Filmed entirely in NYC parks with a zero-waste set, Stomach of the Earth is a story about relationships, loneliness, survival, and the shared connection to Earth. 

In an objective landscape of stretching trees and wild nature deep within the Southeast American woods, Stomach of the Earth focuses on two climate refugees surviving separately, with civilization in the rearview mirror. One a nomadic hunter, trudging her way through miles of nature-reclaimed woods, just looking for her next meal. The other, a settled forager, who finds false comfort in the past ideals of academia, documenting his every thought as the hopeful record of this time for future generations.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2149

Director: Ilya Mitrofanov

Institute: Saint-Petersburg state institute of film & television.

Country: Russian Federation

Run Time: 12:06 Minutes
Synopsis: The film describes one day in the life of a young man named Sasha. Home, study, work - the main character tells the audience with pleasure about all this. Along with that, he has a dream that singles him out of the ordinary crowd.

Premiere: 12:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Animation, Short film on Refugee

Tracking: SF1926

Director: Giona Dapporto

Institute: Nemo Academy of digital arts 

Country: Italy

Run Time: 03:53 Minutes
Synopsis: Sam is a nine years old boy who loves building sandcastles. Actually, he's pretty good at it. At least he would be, if he managed to finish one... Everything seems to be against him. Could it be the time to give up and go play video games instead?

Premiere: 12:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF18
Director: Saman Hosseinpuor, Ako Zandkarimi
Institute: Elmi Karbordi Farhango Honar University
Country: Iran, Islamic Republic of
Run Time: 13:03 Minutes
Synopsis: Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.

Premiere: 12:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1908
Director: Antonio Galarzo
Institute: Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Catalunya (ESCAC)
Country: Spain
Run Time: 11:40 Minutes
Synopsis: Miguel has a 12-hour liberty permit, and from prison he is forced to transport cocaine to France. His son Joan makes a round trip from Lyon to spend the day with him. Miquel tries to cheat his son to transport the drug, but his doubts increase when he knows that he will be a grandfather, forcing him to decide between his life or his son.

Premiere: 12:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF216
Director: Buğra Mert Alkayalar
Institute: Anadolu University
Country: Turkey
Run Time: 06:00 Minutes
Synopsis: Our life consists of our choices. Even the smallest of these preferences can have a big impact. Substance use is also looks like a small choice. It was a small choice for Cem too. But he didn't know about the size of the what will happen to him in future…

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1795
Director: KANG MINGU / KIM YERIM
Institute: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Country: Korea, Republic of
Run Time: 12:02 Minutes
Synopsis: Oneday, Hyeongrok got a call from Mingu..Mingu asks for something to Hyeongrok.

But Hyeongrok doesn't look good...What happened to them? and What will happen to them.. 

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1497
Director: Victor  Xavier
Institute: Faculdades das Ámericas.
Country: Brazil
Run Time: 08:59 Minutes
Synopsis: Mother and son spend the afternoon together, peace ends with the arrival of their father, which causes stir in the family atmosphere. However, this afternoon will not be like the others, because something decisive is about to happen.

Premiere: 01:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Documentary

Tracking: SF2064
Director: Hasan Ete

Institute: Akdeniz University
Country: Turkey
Run Time: 08:00 Minutes
Synopsis: It tells the life struggle of  Meryem Erkan  who lives with her  only daughter who does not marry to leave her mother  alone , who  makes a living from  collecting herbs  in the mountain after her husband’s death and marry off her 10 children.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition
Tracking: SF80
Director: Pekik Wenang
Institute: AKINDO (Akademi Komunikasi Indonesia)

Country: Indonesia
Run Time: 10:00 Minutes
Synopsis: The film tells about the process of electing the head of the village office in Indonesia, that running with money politic. A silent act of giving money before the day of voting was called the "dawn attack". The plot of the film is presented backward to illustrate setbacks in the democratic process in Indonesia

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1269
Director: D.M. Gregory
Institute: University of California, Davis

Country: United States
Run Time: 13:54 Minutes
Synopsis: An arsonist-for-hire faces moral complications while on a difficult job, exacerbated when another criminal chooses the same house and same night for his crimes.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on Refugee

Tracking: SF1724
Director: ömer dişbudak
Institute: Istanbul Kültür University

Country: Turkey
Run Time: 05:46 Minutes
Synopsis: Muhammed, who loves to draw pictures a lot, is the son of a Syrian refugee family that live in Turkey. In an art lesson, when all of the students draw colorful pictures, Muhammed draws a picture about war just by using a pencil. His classmates get sad to this event and try to improve his picture. The kids turn a combat plane into a blue cloud, the bombs that fall from a plane into balloons and lastly they turn the dead man on the ground into the shadow of the balloon seller. They also repair the devastated house and try to color the life of their refugee friend Muhammed as much as they can do.

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Animation, Documentary

Tracking: SF1580
Director: Helena Frade
Institute: Federal University of Juiz de Fora/MG - Brazil

Country: Brazil
Run Time: 17:56 Minutes
Synopsis: A girl films her surroundings. Dressed as an animal, the unknown blows you away when your heart wants to fly.

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)

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Monday, 03-08-2020

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Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF1719

Director: Aldana Santantonio

Institute: Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo (FADU) de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Country: Argentina

Run Time: 18:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Eli has to move with his mom to his grandmother’s hometown, who disappeared during the last argentinian military-civil dictatorship. There, he will find a house where water leaks and History is still present.

Premiere: 10:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF13

Director: Rustem

Institute: T.K. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts 

Country: Kazakhstan

Run Time: 06:35 Minutes

Synopsis: This story is about two friends. They love basketball and they have to compete next week. But suddenly one of them says that he will not participate, and gives a talisman for good luck to a friend. Only years later, the boy understands why his friend did this.

Premiere: 10:15 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama, Documentary

Tracking: SF1993

Director: Sidiq Ariyadi

Institute: Faculty of Film and Television Jakarta Institute of Arts

Country: Indonesia

Run Time: 15:00 Minutes


Synopsis: People believe a child with dreadlocks hair is given by supernatural ancestors. People also believe there's some spirit that follows the child along with the hair. To set the child free, a dreadlocks haircut ritual needs to be held. The ritual may never be held before the child's request is fulfilled. Alya is asking for a big female cow from her parents. Sutrisno was the head of the family working so hard to fulfill his daughter's request.

Premiere: 10:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Panorama

Tracking: SF808

Director: Ahmet Toğaç

Institute: Okan University

Country: Turkey

Run Time: 19:59 Minutes

Synopsis: Selamet, who is working at the old central of a company which is on the eve of moving to

a big centre, waits for the time when his transfer will take place and he spends his days listening

to the phone calls of people he doesn’t even know. He tries to make his life similar to a stranger

on the phone by discovering his closeness to that person.

Premiere: 10:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF808

Director: Ajdin Islami

Institute: Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje

Country: Macedonia

Run Time: 13:58 Minutes

Synopsis: Daniel has been suffering from a toothache a few days,he doesn't have money to take care of it.He can't bear the pain any longer so he is going to decide to take care of the problem in a brutal manner.

Premiere: 11:00 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF734

Director: Rad Ahmed Fuad

Institute: Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University

Country: Bangladesh

Run Time: 06:25 Minutes

Synopsis: We the people might see something in front of us but inside our mind we all are thinking about another topic which is present only in our mind. This diversion of our mind and real event occurring around us was tried to portray by visual overlapping techniques.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1468

Director: Atefeh Azmoodeh

Institute: Art University of Elmi Karbordi of Sanandaj, Iran

Country: Iran

Run Time: 06:45 Minutes

Synopsis: Some children are playing in the hall in one building where one warden comes and all of the things change because of his entrance.

Premiere: 11:30 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1601

Director: Jakob Korsholm Borum

Institute: Potemkin Film College

Country: Denmark

Run Time: 07:49 Minutes

Synopsis: The Clown, Auguste, dives into his mind to change his appearance.

Premiere: 11:45 AM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Animation

Tracking: SF1755

Director: Cybelle Mendes

Institute: Universidade da Beira Interior

Country: Portugal

Run Time: 01:40 Minutes

Synopsis: "A child draws a snail in the sand. The imminence of violence reminds her that it would be better, to be a snail and be able to take your home wherever she went.”

This is an experimental work, carried out using digital animation and rotoscoping.

I used the voice of my father in this film. He sang this song for my sister whenever she moved house. It's an old song from 50's Brazilian Carnaval about homelessness. When our father died in 2018, my sister sent me the audio and that made me remember our childhood and the importance of being ready to protect ourselves and if we can... and need, carry our house with us. "

Premiere: 12:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Documentary

Tracking: SF1664

Director: Karina Aceves

Institute: Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos

Country: Mexico

Run Time: 08:50 Minutes

Synopsis: The journey of three women willing to explore their sexuality, giving themselves to the pleasure of the ropes, through the Shibari.

Premiere: 12:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1128

Director: Emiliano Martinez

Institute: University of Buenos Aires

Country: Argentina

Run Time: 15:00 Minutes

Synopsis: Mateo lives inside a sports club with his father Daniel, who is the watchman of it. Once his mother dies the relationship with this place and everything near him is not the same. Something happens when Sofia arrives at the Club. Something new awakens the possibility to move on.

Premiere: 12:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: Google Doc Submission

Director: Dhruba Jyoti Das

Institute: Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Regional Government Film and Television Institute ( DBHRGFTI)

Country: India

Run Time: 08:00 Minutes

Synopsis: "An elderly couple lives a mundane life in a remote village of Assam. Their slow paced life is prevailed by a sense of absence and loneliness and their relationship lacks youthfulness. One late summer noon, when the whole village is in deep slumber , the man watches the news of mass suicide of birds at Jatinga while the lady has a dream with the glimpse of gloomy past of Assam. Later, a monsoon wind blows and heralds a new season of change."

Premiere: 12:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF2254

Director: Eli SALAMEH

Institute: Lebanese University- Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture, branch II

Country: Lebanon

Run Time: 15:00 Minutes

Synopsis: "David, a 21-year-old guy who wears a scoliosis plastic corset, hides a shameful circular scar on his stomach.

One night, before one month of his skin graft surgery, he's put in an uncomfortable skinny dipping situation with his friends at the beach…

 

What will he do?"

Premiere: 01:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF921

Director: Colin Huang

Institute: Taipei National University of the Arts

Country: Taiwan

Run Time: 14:41 Minutes

Synopsis: "When Zi-chi refuses to leave a gathering with his friends, his wife Xiao Chiu issues an ultimatum.

Premiere: 01:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition

Tracking: SF1178

Director: Julian Tałandziewicz

Institute: Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School at the University of Silesia

Country: Poland

Run Time: 12:13 Minutes

Synopsis: "The woman disappointed with her husband finds lost passion in the afternoon piano lessons. The spouse, however, does not seem to fully share her enthusiasm for the new activity. Seemingly

a trivial issue becomes decisive for the future of the relationship between the two."

Premiere: 01:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: One minute short, Animation

Tracking: SF2059

Director: Siddhant Geedh

Institute: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad

Country: India

Run Time: 01:00 Minutes

Synopsis: The tiger population in India is decreasing rapidly and poaching has been a key cause for it. The film raises awareness about tiger poaching,which explains what the world would be like without tigers.

Premiere: 01:45 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Documentary

Tracking: SF2039

Director: Andrey Butuzov

Institute: Russian State University of Cinematography

Country: Russian Federation

Run Time: 13:30 Minutes

Synopsis: "A school history teacher dreams of organizing a communist revolution in Russia. Having gathered like-minded people, he decides to start small - to save the monument to Dzerzhinsky from demolition."

Premiere: 02:00 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Competition, Animation

Tracking: SF2438

Director: Brenda Ximena Roldan Romero

Institute: Bournemouth University, NCCA (National Centre of Computer Animation), UK

Country: United Kingdom

Run Time: 01:15 Minutes

Synopsis: Gaia stands for 'Mother Earth'. The film is the story of an Australian Koala. In a traditional wooden theatre set, we follow our puppet koala (Gaia) to discover how innocent and playful she is when she comes down from her tree to investigate some strange lights and sounds from the forest. Soon she realises it is a dangerous fire, and when she tries to escape she realizes there is no way out.

Premiere: 02:15 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee, Documentary

Tracking: SF745

Director: Devshree Nath

Institute: National Institute of Design, India

Country: India

Run Time: 09:00 Minutes

Synopsis: The state of Assam is facing a humanitarian crisis owing to an environment of uncertainty, anxiety and fear, as people would rather die than be sent to detention centers for not being able to establish their citizenship. The documentary traces the struggles of one such native who is slowly losing his identity and eventually is deemed as an illegal immigrant. The film tries to explore his state of mind; of a person who is on the verge of losing his nationality and consequently losing almost everything he has. His broken hopes cause a turbulence in his mind whilst the serene beauty of Assam and his humble lifestyle paint a contrast against this inner tempest.

Premiere: 02:30 PM (UTC+6)

Category: Short film on refugee, Documentary

Tracking: SF873

Director: Ricarda Saleh

Institute: Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg

Country: Germany

Run Time: 12:10 Minutes

Synopsis: "Rida is 8 years old. The extroverted girl fled with her family from Pakistan to Europe. Now she lives in Hotel City Plaza, a self-organised refugee shelter in Athens.

Rida is playful and witty. At the same time she seems mature and far older than a young child. She tells us about her journey.

Premiere: 02:45 PM (UTC+6)