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In an ordinary Chinese winter, a small-town junior high student, YU, tries to quit her school aerobic dancing team.
CHINA/FRANCE 2019. Fiction. 20 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Yang Qiu PRODUCTION: Yang Edmond, Justin Pechberty, Damien Megherbi PHOTOGRAPHY: Constanze Schmitt. Yang Qiu was born and raised in Changzhou, China. He studied film directing at the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia. His film, A Gentle Night, was awarded the Short Film Palme d’Or at the 70th Festival de Cannes, making him the first-ever Chinese director to receive this award. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: A Gentle Night (2017),Under the Sun (2015)
Through a small window of time and space, the film presents the numerous ways Black folks overcome across generations. Through the lives of Shaka Jackson, Ms. Doris Stith, and Deacon Joyner, the film highlights the exhaustion of overcoming individual circumstances while navigating shared systemic experiences. By revealing this timeline the film exhumes a long lineage of survival.
USA 2018. Documentary. 14 min. DIRECTION/PRODUCTION: Crystal Kayiza PHOTOGRAPHY: Pete Quandt. Crystal Kayiza was raised in Oklahoma and is now a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film,” her work focuses on pursuing more nuanced storytelling about the African Diaspora. She is a recipient of the 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship and 2017 Jacob Burns Film Center Woman Filmmaker Fellowship. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: See You Next Time (2019), Why We Stay (2016)
THE MOON IS BRIGHT TONIGHT
A migrant worker’s body arrives in a remote Nepali village. His wife, Tattini, now a widow, wants to start a new life with the money from his life insurance, but her father-in-law and village elders stop her, claiming the money belongs to the village as per tradition.
NEPAL/MYANMAR 2018. Fiction. 16 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Abinash Bikram Shah PRODUCTION: Anup Poudel, Ram Krishna Pokharel, Min Bahadur Bham, We Ra Aung PHOTOGRAPHY: Sayak Bhattacharya. Abinash Bikram Shah is a freelance writer/
director based in Kathmandu. An alumnus of Berlinale Talent Campus and Busan Asian Film Academy, he has produced, written, and directed several short films. He has also written feature films that have premiered at Berlinale and Venice. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Sarir (2012), Ma Khushi Chu – I Am Happy (2011), Time Is… Perhaps… (2009)
While two uniformed guards divulge themselves as spineless beings, animals carry on philosophical dialogues about important existential issues. At the same time the solution to one of the most essential problems is apparent: you just have to wash, peel, cut, and mash it. The apple.
AUSTRIA 2019. Animation. 7 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT/PRODUCTION/ANIMATION: Alexander Gratzer. Alexander Gratzer, b 1993, studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Animateur (2017), Tischtennis im Wald
(2017), Museumswärter (2016, screened at Uppsala), Expresso (2016), Im Gespräch (2015)
When wanting to stop breastfeeding a child, a mother in the old times would rub wormwood ointment into her bosom. Upon tasting the bitterness, the child would never desire for the mother’s milk again.
POLAND 2019. Fiction. 16 min. DIRECTION/SCRIPT: Maria Ornaf PRODUCTION: Agata Golańska PHOTOGRAPHY: Zuzanna Zachara. Maria Ornaf, b 1989, studied Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań, and she also attended the Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon. She is currently studying Directing at the Łódź Film School. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Arytmia (2018), Luna (2017) Pół godziny dnia (2017), Przedświt (2017), Stan lotny (2017), Rozplatanie (2016), Rudna (2016)
Amanda, a complaisant and lonely woman, lives with her 16-year-old son, Daniel, in southern Chile. Octavio, a friend of Daniel’s, is accidentally injured while hunting in the forest. Amanda takes over the healing sessions and discovers an addictive pleasure for touching the wound.
CHILE 2019. Fiction. 22 min. DIRECTION:Thomas Woodroffe SCRIPT: Gabriel Goiocoecha, Camila Aboitiz, Thomas Woodroffe PRODUCTION: Joaquín Echeverría, Rodrigo Díaz PHOTOGRAPHY: Emilia Martín. Thomas Woodroffe, has worked mainly as director and DOP. He was the cinematographer of the short film The Summer of the Electric Lion, which not only received the first prize in Cinéfondation at Cannes 2018, but also won the NEST competition of the 66th San Sebastian Festival and was exhibited at Sundance Film Festival 2019. SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY: Holding Desire (2018), Moving Out (2016)