Note: E-Certificates will be sent by e-mail to the submitters after the event. Award winners will be announced at 1900 hours after screening of the final film
We have to rethink everything
Italian winemaker Daniele Delaini notices water, sky and air becoming cleaner within only a few days during corona shutdown. In the movie he tells his german friend Martin on his oberservations and draws clear conclusions.
A reporter interviews the manager of the Boston Red Sox in an attempt to uncover secrets from his past.
|John Gray||Director||WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, THE DESECRATED|
|John Gray||Writer||WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, THE DESECRATED|
|John Gray||Producer||WHITE IRISH DRINKERS, THE DESECRATED|
|MELISSA JO PELTIER||Producer||WHITE IRISH DRINKERS|
|Peter Riegert||Key Cast||“Pete Peterson”||LOCAL HERO, CROSSING DELANCEY|
|TJ Thyne||Key Cast||“Gary”||BONES|
Touch – Tamil Musical Short film
Its a short film about how a touch define the relationship between men and women
One liner : Touch which define who you are…
|Karthick.K||Director||Aasai Mugam Short film|
|Karthick.K||Writer||Aasai Mugam Short film|
|Praveen Raj||Key Cast||“Cinimatographer”|
|Nelson Anthony||Key Cast||“Editor”|
|Vignesh Baskaran||Key Cast||“Music director”|
American singer-songwriter David Olney (b. 1947) tours the Netherlands each couple of years, but this time he struggles with physical issues that comes as a price for his love for touring.
David died suddenly on stage early in 2020 while performing. The 2018 tour was his last in the Netherlands.
|Daan van den Berg||Director||Niemandsland|
|Lucinda Verweij||Producer||Onvermogen, Camouflage|
|Marèl van den Bosch||Producer|
|David Olney||Key Cast|
|Efin de Landmeter||Edit|
In a world where Society attaches Labels to who, and, what we are, Paul Discovers his true self through his reflection. A journey to realizing his own identity away from the prejudices of the world around him.
|Paul Edward Foulkes||Director|
|Paul Edward Foulkes||Writer|
|Paul Edward Foulkes||Producer|
|Paul Edward Foulkes||Key Cast||“Paul”|
|Momoko Chinen||Key Cast||“Lady In Black”|
|Junko Yogi||Key Cast||“Lady In White”|
|Triinu Hoolma||Key Cast||“Makeup Artist”|
This is a song / music video about stumbling around in these frightening and crazy times. It’s about feeling Locked Up … in a Strange World.
|Paul Cozens||Key Cast|
|Kevin Cozens||Key Cast|
|Riley Cozens||Key Cast|
|Ellis Cozens||Key Cast|
|Finn Elliott||Key Cast|
|Martin Vogt||Key Cast|
|Millie Vogt||Key Cast|
In a world devastated by disease and chaos, the human being survives beset by fear, guilt and mistrust towards others.
|Julia Doménech||Key Cast|
Two men meet by accident at the beach and have a vision of past and future life.
|Grohmann, Dieter Michael||Director||A Walk in the Park|
|Grohmann, Dieter Michael||Writer||When I was 5 or 6 years old|
|Grohmann, Dieter Michael||Producer||follow me|
|Marrakchi, Talal||Key Cast||“Kami”|
|Just, Alexander||Key Cast||“Alex”|
|Vandezande, Shania||Director of Photography||A Walk in the Park|
|Mahla, Jens||Original Score||A Walk in the Park|
Artemis & the Astronaut
Artemis and Henri have spent a lifetime together. Loved one another deeply and imperfectly. Four weeks ago Henri died and so much was left unsaid as Henri’s mind ebbed away. And then Artemis hears Henri crying in the next room. Will Artemis get a chance to be with Henri one last time?
|Alice L. Lee||Director||the good boy|
|A. L. Lee||Writer||the good boy|
|Lynn Cohen||Key Cast||Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Munich, Sex and the City|
|Andrew Platner||Key Cast||Unfreedom, the good boy, Amber|
|Alice L Lee||Key Cast|
All from Me
The Chinese choreographer Yang Liping thrilled audiences around the world in 1986 with her amazing “peacock dance” from ‘Spirit of the Peacock’. One of her famous works in her artistic creation career “Pingtan Image” was originated from the oriental folk believes and myths of Pingtan, located in East China’s Fujian province and the closest place on the Chinese mainland to Taiwan.
The production of “All From Me” music video was hoping to create a crossed-over genuine pop music sensation by bringing both the iconic performance of “Pingtan Image” and singer’s upcoming single together. Both of the directors unrelentingly pursuit to build a work that tells a brand new story which speaks to the audiences who have never been interested in dance theater and the artists that have never listened to pop music. Through the creation of the new script and new choreography, this music video is not only a film work adapted from a play, but an enthralling blend of pop music and the contemporary dance theater, hopes to motivates the artist in everyone.
China is an ancient country full of mysteries and a lot of elements of Chinese deities and magical beings can be found in this video.
There has been an old tradition in China of dancers wearing masks to resemble animals or mythical beasts since antiquity. The lion dance and the dragon dance are usually performed during the Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals. In this video the lions are the loyal companions which were bravely protecting the main character from the invasion from Hell. The appearance of a dragon is both fearsome and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and it was an emblem to represent authority, which were sent from above to come to her rescue.
Art in China had grown in a phenomenal way, and has adapted and changed over time. The purpose of making this video is not only hope to reflect Chinese culture but also seeking for more possibilities to create a foundation for future artistic accomplishments. With the music video of a popular singer, the art of the tradition which were overlooked is bringing back to life with a new statement of Oriental aesthetics.
|Wang Shou Jie||Director|
|Lin Chien Cheng||Producer|
|Kedy Yu||Director of Phtography|
|Kao Ming Chun||Line Producer|
|Parker Lin||Art Director|
|Fei Hsiao Yun||Art Assistant|
|Yiko Lee||Costume Designer|
|Yang Chia Che||First AC|
|Hsieh Ming Chieh||First AC|
|Sung Ming Che||Graffer|
|Wu Jhen Rong||Best Boy|
|Qiu Qi Rui||Lighting Crew|
|Wang Jun Yuan||Lighting Crew|
|Chen Guan Yu||Lighting Crew|
|Ji Chao Yuan||Lighting Crew|
|Wu Fang Yuan||Lighting Crew|
|Chen Yu Guang||Lighting Crew|
|Xu Fu Jia||Lighting Crew|
|Liu Li Ren||Lighting Crew|
|Li Heng Yi||Lighting Crew|
|Wang Tie Ren||Lighting Crew|
|Jhang Jia We||Set Coordinator|
|Cheng Chen Yueh||Set Coordinator|
|Chen His Chuan||Set Coordinator|
|Louis Chiang||Set Coordinator|
|Bryan Lin||Set Coordinator|
|Tim Lin||Set Coordinator|
|Han Zixiang||Set Coordinator|
|Tang Wei Cheng||Set Coordinator|
|Liao Zhi Cheng||Set Coordinator|
|Yang Jing Ting||Second AC|
|Lee Yu Lin||Second AC|
|Fu Jie||Second AC|
|Chang Ting Yu||Second AC|
|Tseng Hunk Kai||Second AC|
|Tsai Meng Che||Second AC|
|Wu Cheng Jie||Second AC|
|Luo Guan Jun||Second AC|
|Hong Chen Film Studio||Sudio|
|Hsin Tsair Co. Ltd.||Camera Equipment|
|Lee Rong FIlm& Equipment Co.||GRIP|
|Chang Yi-Cheng||Jimmy Jib Cameraman|
|Huang Yong-Xin||Ronin 2 Operator|
|Wang Chao Hsiang||Operator’s Assistant|
|Chen Ming Ze||Special Effect Supervisor|
|TimeLine Studio||Color Grading|
|Yao Liang Chi||Colorist|
|Chen Ying Fang||Post-production PM|
|Peter Wang||Animation Director|
|Tseng Hsiao Han||VFX|
|Time Story Sudio||Production of Behind the Scenes|
|Liu Yin Quan||Production of Behind the Scenes|
|Sam Liao||Production of Behind the Scenes|
|Chou Chien Yu||On-site Management|
|Wang Cheng Yi||Casting Associate|
|Lee Wei Szu||Dancr/Stunt|
|Chen Jia Huei||Dancr/Stunt|
|Liao Yu Chin||Dancr/Stunt|
|Huang Chang Hao||Dancr/Stunt|
|Tsai Ya Ju||Dancr/Stunt|
|Pan Chun Cheng||Dancr/Stunt|
|Pan Chun Cheng||Dancr/Stunt|
|Liao Wei Liang||Dancr/Stunt|
|Gau Min Zu||Dancr/Stunt|
|Kung Ming Hsiang||Dancr/Stunt|
|THAAD||Pingtan Impression Costume Design Director|
|Wu Lingui||Pingtan Impression Costume Design Director|
|Ding Shile||Stage Manager|
The Blue Marble – Pilot Long
At the Universal Soul Assignment office a soul, Charlie has been stuck on the Blue Marble line for eternity. A victim of red tape, he struggles to unravel the incomprehensible rules and regulations which have prevented him from fulfilling his destiny since the Big Bang.
|Ralph Toporoff||Director||American Blue Note, Nothing Personal|
|Ralph Toporoff||Writer||Running Round Rio, Nothing Personal, Suckers|
|Ralph Toporoff||Producer||American Blue Note, Nothing Personal|
|John Pirkis||Key Cast||“Charlie”||The Tick, Madame Secretary, Daredevil|
|Greg Cohan||Key Cast||“Mark”||Strange Angel , NCIS- Los Angeles|
|Nelson Avidon||Key Cast||“Clerk Level 12/ 9 / 8”||ReRUN, Motherless Brooklyn, 79 Parts|
|Sarah Street||Key Cast||“Ticket Agent”||Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea|
|Caroline Kinsolving||Key Cast||“Charley”|
|Stuart Williams||Key Cast||“The MAN”|
Criss Cross is a film about love and borders.
Which is stronger?
An unfortunate chain of events motivates a couple in love to try and defy the obstacles between them. Can they be overcome?
Or might digging underneath be a better solution? And just when you think it’s getting easier, bureaucracy and the past get in the way
|Mitansh Lulla||Key Cast|
|Thomas Suessmair||Sound Design|
|Max Bauer||Sound Design|
|Thomas Suessmair||Sound Mix|
|Max Bauer||Foley Artist|
|Normann Büttner||Foley Recordist|
|Gerhard Funk||Technical Support|
A visual poem of a 3-year-old boy’s journey of self-discovery.
Kaminda revisits David’s childhood adventures narrated by a young voice in spoken words written by Juan-Carlos Goilo.
From the dry northern plains to the atmospheric damp caves, Kaminda takes you through the rustic landscapes of Curaçao with stunningly captured scenes. Hear the primitive sounds of Curaçao’s “Muzik di Zumbi” accompanied by scenes shot under water, on land and in the air.
The unpredictability of nature and a 3-year-old boy presented some challenges when shooting certain scenes. But there where also these moments where all I had to do was press record and watch something amazing unfold in front of me.
This resulted in a film that resembled the purity of the story.
In 2017 I created my first film on an iPhone 6. Since then I’ve been experimenting with mobile film. When shooting on mobile the rules are completely different. This drives me to think outside the box and think of creative ways to capture that epic scene.
|David van Delden||Director|
|Juan-Carlos Goilo||Writer||Sound design|
|Sorandy Sint Jacobs||Music|
|Zane de Wind||Key Cast||“Little kid”|
|Lucca Elisabeth||Key Cast||“Young voice”|
Road 721 is an allegory about global warming. Set in a number of California forests it tells the tale of Sam, a photo journalist from Los Angeles whose dream has been to write an essay about the state of forestry in the Redwoods as well as other wooded areas in the Western United States.
What he encounters on his journey is mysterious, puzzling and ultimately terrifying.
Road 721 is an environmental ghost story. A cautionary tale about our careless attitude toward the natural world and what occurs as a result of it.
|Lucinda Luvaas||Director||A Style, A Working Man’s Apocrypha, Outcry, Running Through History, Welcome to Saint Angel|
|Lucinda Luvaas||Writer||The Tower of Hate, The Human Chorus, Outcry, Running Through History, LA Style|
|William Luvaas||Writer||The Seductions of Natalie Bach, Going Under, Welcome to Saint Angel|
|Lucinda Luvaas||Producer||Welcome To Saint Angel, A Working Man’s Apocrypha, The Human Chorus, Outcry, Running Through History, LA Style|
|Sammy Corrado IV||Key Cast||“Sam”||LA Style, Welcome to Saint Angel, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3072864/|
|Alexandra Lovelace||Key Cast||“Norma Jean Wright”||https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5719446/|
|William Luvaas||Key Cast||“The Woodsman”||Welcome to Saint Angel, A Working Man’s Apocrypha|
|Katrina Casmer||Key Cast||“Catherine Collins”||https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4254607/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1|
|Duff Brenner||Key Cast||“Camper Couple”|
|Ricki Rycraft||Key Cast||“Camper Couple”|
The music “Holy Drill” was commissioned by the dance company to be presented at an opening ceremony of a tunnel in Rotterdam. One month before the performance, it turned out that the investors did not like the idea of the dance performance because it contradicted their religious beliefs. The performance never took place. The situation around it determined the title of the composition.
The core material of the musical texture is the drill’s sound. After some time, I came up with an idea to connect the mechanical sound of a drill and a mill to make a sort of a futuristic film, where the image and musical texture are intertwined.
A mill is the main symbol of the Netherlands. The perpetual rotation of a mill symbolizes immortality. Rising and falling wings of a windmill, according to medieval interpretations, refers to the descent of God to a man and the rise of a man to God, it symbolizes fall and rebirth, cyclical change of times, and world epochs.
The film was shot with Samsung Galaxy S7 at Kinderdijk (UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997) village in the municipality of Molenlanden, in the province of South Holland, Netherlands.
A girl finds out that she has a match on a dating app with a stranger, despite swiping him to the left moments ago. She starts to fear that the man is dangerously close to her.
|Niels Bourgonje||Director||Buddy, Bridge, Skogafoss, Turn it around|
|Niels Bourgonje||Writer||Buddy, Bridge, Skogafoss, Turn it around|
|Paul Bontenbal||Writer||Something About Alex, Deserted, Giraffe|
|Steffie van Rhee||Producer||At All Costs, Netizens|
|Ebony Obsidian||Key Cast||If Beale Street Could Talk, Master of None, Tough Love|
|Jefferson White||Key Cast||Yellowstone, How To Get Away With Murder, House of Cards|
|Fletcher Wolfe||Director of Photography||Close., What I Wish You Said, Sugar!|
|Jesper Ankarfeldt||Composer||Forever Now, Hold On, Buddy|
|Wietse de Zwart||Editor||Buddy, Bridge, Skogafoss|
Soner is a disabled person has used a wheelcair. He goes to a restaurant for a surprise birth party with his parent. A tragicomic surprise will await Soner and his family at the end of the night.
|Alper Arık||Key Cast||“Soner Mutlu”|
|Melike Demirağ||Key Cast||“Mom”|
|Ayhan Kavas||Key Cast||“Father”|
|Barış Demirtürk||Key Cast||“Business executive”|
|Hüseyin Yıldırım||Key Cast||“Servitor”|
Death Offers Life – last moments of Vincent Van Gogh
The story is the fictional account of the last five minutes of the acclaimed painter Vincent Van Gogh who was a failure in his lifetime. Death who has come to take him makes an offer which Van Gogh rejects and accepts the hands of death gracefully.
|Rashin Khan||Key Cast||“Vincent Van Gogh”|
|Anuroop Thekkumkadan||Key Cast||“Death”|
In a repressed, old and dusty western town, a hero rides in to bring justice.
|Chey Kennedy||Key Cast||“Mender The Bartender”|
|Timothy Goodwin||Key Cast||“Downin’ Owt”|
|Ryan Guess||Key Cast||“Voices”|
|Isiah Stratton||Key Cast||“The Man in White”|
|Billy Walker||Key Cast||“The Man in Black”|
A fictionalized short film based on the true story of the terrifying daring escape of Henry “Box” Brown, an enslaved man who used creativity to escape from slavery in 1849 by mailing himself to freedom.
|Wanjiru Njendu||Director||Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha|
|Wanjiru Njendu||Writer||Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha|
|Wanjiru Njendu||Producer||Look Again, Smile, The S.T.E.M Adventures of Kabi and Sasha|
|Bongani Mlambo (Co-Producer)||Producer||All Creatures, Three Days In August, Woodshock|
|Adetokumboh M’Cormack||Key Cast||“Henry “Box” Brown”||Blood Diamond, Battle Los Angeles, Captain America: The Winter Soldier|
|Peres Owino||Key Cast||“Woman”||Bound: Africans versus African Americans, Seasons of love, Default|
|Gregor Manns||Key Cast||“Bounty Hunter/ Port Police”||The Night Shift, The Bar|
|William Joseph Hill||Key Cast||“Wagon Driver/ Steamboat Crew”||Agent Steele, That Darn Girlfriend|
|Emerson Gregori||Key Cast||“Samuel/ Man 2”||Smile, Funny by Association|
|Mikey Kettinger||Key Cast||“Passmore Williamson”|
|Bongani Mlambo||Cinematographer||All Creatures, Three Days In August, Woodshock|
|Benjamin A. Onyango||Associate Producers||Tears of the sun, God’s not dead, X Files|
|Maggie Manyan||Associate Producers||Acute Failure|
|Makenzi Jordan||Production Designers||Shortcomings, Choke|
|Brittany Ingram||Production Designers||Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, 1985, Howlers|
|Hanna Sturwold||Editors||Blood.E.mary, Faceless God|
Beauty for Ashes
A film showcasing the power of forgiveness in the most challenging of circumstances.
Ella SohnKey CastPhil SohnKey CastJulian YorkExecutive ProducersJason FittlerCinematographyJason FittlerEditorJamie HumphrisEditor
|Joshua Osborne||Key Cast|
|Ella Sohn||Key Cast|
|Phil Sohn||Key Cast|
|Mark Zschech||Executive Producers|
|Julian York||Executive Producers|
After being abandoned by his brothers, a young Maasai boy
must outwit a mysterious force to be reunited with his family.
To Be Forgotten
A recovering addict trying to erase the online records of his past transgressions gets a call from a mysterious company that claims it can help him be forgotten–not only by the Internet, but by all the people that ever knew him and by the natural world itself.
|Abby J. Smith||Producer|
|Ryan Kay||Key Cast|
A documentary by Robert Hughan and Arthur Scheijde.
To see and to be seen is what drives people these days. To see and to-not-be-seen is what drives survival below the surface. The sands of the seabed provide protection. Camouflage is the key to a world of illusions under water. What is actually over there? What do you really see? This engaging play of perception is the theme of this new short under water film. In Sandy Illusions the Spanish Costa Brava reveals the illusions of the desert of the sea.
Several exploratory dives with a camera at the Costa Brava coast have led to establishing the team that made this film: co-director/producer, cameraman, editor Robert Hughan, co-director/producer, writer, editor Arthur Scheijde, technical support Marcel van der Hulst, color grading Stanley Quarré, sound mix and special sound effects Olivier Nijs, music Tenacious Orchestra and Stoney Waters , with a voice-over by Robert Rosier.
|Robert Hughan||Director||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Arthur Scheijde||Writer||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Robert Hughan & Arthur Scheijde||Producer||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Robert Hughan||Key Cast||“camera”||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Stanley Quarre||Key Cast||“color grading”||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Olivier Nijs||Key Cast||“sound editing & special sound effects”||Vele gezichten van de Zevenhuizerplas|
|Robert Rosier||Key Cast||“voice-over”|
Good Man – Honour your Father and Mother
A Priest willface the hard choice whether to save his soul or reliability. What on earth will he do?
|Cristian Carbognani||Key Cast|
|Francesca Conti||Key Cast|
|M.Gabriella Zeni||Key Cast|
|Barbara Zinelli||Key Cast|
|Marco Frigerio||Key Cast|
|Daniele Zinelli||Key Cast|
One Third Of A Second
Ilyas, an expatriate writer who lived most of his adult life in Australia, returns to Turkey in the hope of finding inspiration for his new book.
Instead, he ends up having to deal with the breakdown of a relationship and a deepening writer’s block, in a land he feels estranged.
|Burak Oguz Saguner||Director|
|Burak Oguz Saguner||Writer|
|Burak Oguz Saguner||Producer|
|Gürsan Piri Onurlu||Key Cast||“Ilyas”|
|Engin Oguz||Key Cast||“Baba”|
|Nazlı Özdemir||Key Cast||“Esra”|
|Selver Kınık Onurlu||Key Cast||“News Reader”|
Ryoko’s Qubit Summer
Quantum butterflies with Qubit wings, The same technology was used to create KANUMA, an experimental world of Artificial Intelligence inside a quantum computer.
Then one day, AIs began using words unknown to man. Scientists saw this as a threat and decided to “delete” KANUMA.
Can love exist between an AI and a human? A new outlook on the evolution of the human world.
–Short A ver.–
A human and an AI fall in love in the final days of the apocalypse. Japanese YURI sci-fi fantasy that sheds light to evolution.
–Short B ver.–
A girl-to-girl, human-to-AI sci-fi love fantasy in the final days of the Apocalypse.
|Derya Nebi SEZGIN||Producer|
|Ami Yamada||Key Cast||“Ryoko”|
|Hinano Miyase||Key Cast||“Sayano”|
The Man Behind The White Guitar
A spectrum of people, voices, and textures, “The Man Behind the White Guitar” is a film about the musical life of Brazilian guitarist José Pires de Almeida Neto. His music and energy have been behind major world musicians, including Harry Belafonte and Steve Winwood, as well as Brazilian greats, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. His diverse musical journey from Brazil to the United States and England and deep life challenges have taught him the values of loyalty, devotion, and positive vision that speak through his sounds and performing spirit. He’s touched the lives of the most unsuspecting fans worldwide.
|Barbara McVeigh||Writer||Racing with Copepods|
|Margot Van Riper||Writer|
|Jose Pires de Almeida Neto||Writer|
|Barbara McVeigh||Producer||Racing with Copepods|
|Jose Pires de Almeida Neto||Key Cast|
|Harry Belafonte||Key Cast||Sing Your Song; The Angel Divine; The World, the Flesh and the Devil; Carmen Jones; We Are the World; The Great Depression;|
|Steve Winwood||Key Cast||Steve Winwood: English Soul (Full BBC Documentary)|
|Airto Moreira||Key Cast|
|Flora Purim||Key Cast|
|Paul Liberatore||Key Cast|
Wandering…But Not Lost
Under cover of darkness and with no word of his plans, much-beloved Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche walked away from his life on the international stage to live that of a wandering yogi. Unheard of among eminent teachers today, such a practice is rife with hardships. For Mingyur Rinpoche, these challenges—begging, finding food and shelter, illness, and all the attendant risks of wandering incognito from place to place with the barest of possessions—present fertile ground for deepening insight into the true nature of the mind.
Wandering . . . But Not Lost is an intimate account of Rinpoche’s four-and-a-half-year retreat (June 2011 – November 2015) interspersed with the master’s own guidance in applying Buddhist wisdom to our daily modern lives.
The story begins in Bodhgaya, India at the monastery of this renowned meditation master and teacher, best-selling author, and abbot of three monasteries worldwide. Recounting the night of his disappearance in detail, the film follows Rinpoche through his first days and weeks, including his near-death experience and the insight he gains as a result.
In vibrant and sweeping footage, WNL then traces his path—by foot, bus, train, and rickshaw—over the plains of northern India and into the mountains, hermitages, and caves of the Himalayas. Along the way, Rinpoche shares the wisdom he gained from these experiences in candid insights.
The story turns when Tashila, long-time attendant and friend of Rinpoche, spots him in Kathmandu at the Great Stupa of Boudhanath. Tashila, filled with inspiration, implores Rinpoche to allow him to join him. Rinpoche refuses at first, but when Tashila agrees to commit to a three-year wandering retreat, Rinpoche consents. The gain is ours: Tashila provides audiences a window into Rinpoche’s compassion and kindness for others. He recounts the yogi’s interactions with strangers in which he offers meditation techniques and Buddhist philosophy to anyone who asks or shows interest.
Layered over this story is exotic footage of ancient and holy places, such as Langtang, Nubri, Dolpo, and Lapchi where Tibet’s most famous yogi and poet Jetsun Milarepa (1052-1135) lived in solitary meditation. Kushinagar, where the Buddha passed away, Varanasi, Rishikesh, Ladakh, and Amritsar are also featured, along with one of the holiest Hindu shrines on the subcontinent: Vaishno Devi, reached by an arduous 14-kilometer hike up a mountain path full of joyous Hindu pilgrims.
“The entire path is a shift in perception,” says Mingyur Rinpoche. These and other words of wisdom culled from his extraordinary wandering retreat and devoted adherence to his meditative practice will touch—and inspire—audiences everywhere.
Paul MacGowanWriterCortland DahlWriterPaul MacGowanEditorYongey Mingyur RinpocheKey CastVajradhara Tai Situ RinpocheKey CastTsokni RinpocheKey CastLama TashiKey CastPeter CoyoteNarratorPaul MacGowanCamera OperatorsPeter KentCamera OperatorsDavid LassiterCamera OperatorsBrian FinneyProduction AssistantsUma HelleProduction AssistantsJames HopkinsProduction AssistantsJennifer KerkerProduction AssistantsNita LescherProduction AssistantsAdrian SmithProduction AssistantsLiam TataProduction AssistantsDouglas CampbellGraphicsCraig SpothGraphicsArtem MostovyiSound Mix
|Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche||Key Cast|
|Vajradhara Tai Situ Rinpoche||Key Cast|
|Tsokni Rinpoche||Key Cast|
|Lama Tashi||Key Cast|
|Paul MacGowan||Camera Operators|
|Peter Kent||Camera Operators|
|David Lassiter||Camera Operators|
|Brian Finney||Production Assistants|
|Brian Finney||Production Assistants|
|Uma Helle||Production Assistants|
|James Hopkins||Production Assistants|
|Jennifer Kerker||Production Assistants|
|Nita Lescher||Production Assistants|
|Adrian Smith||Production Assistants|
|Liam Tata||Production Assistants|
|Artem Mostovyi||Sound Mix|
MEKONG 2030 is a film anthology, comprising five stories that envision the future of the Mekong River from different cultural perspectives. Set in the year 2030, it aims to both entertain and inspire audiences to actively protect this critical life source.
|Anocha Suwichakornpong||Director||By The Time It Gets Dark|
|Pham Ngoc Lan||Director||Blessed Land|
|Kulikar Sotho||Director||The Last Reel|
|Anysay Keola||Director||At The Horizon|
|Sai Naw Kham||Director||32 Souls|
|Pham Ngoc Lan||Writer||Blessed Land|
|Anocha Suwichakornpong||Writer||By The Time It Gets Dark|
|Kulikar Sotho||Writer||The Last Reel|
|Ian Masters||Writer||The Last Reel|
|Shunn Lei Swe Yee||Writer|
|Anysay Keola||Writer||At The Horizon|
|Gabriel Shaya Kuperman||Producer|
|Soe Arkar Htun||Producer|
|Pham Ngoc Lan||Producer|
|Ngo Dai Trang||Producer|
|Tran Thi Bich Ngoc||Producer|
|Ma Rynet||Key Cast|
|Toun Sophy||Key Cast|
|Rous Monty||Key Cast|
|Khamtao Changhavong||Key Cast|
|Khamlee Philavong||Key Cast|
|Khamhou Phanludeth||Key Cast|
|Mi Gei||Key Cast|
|Hay Lar May||Key Cast|
|Nonthachan Prakobsup||Key Cast|
|Ha Hoang||Key Cast|
|Minh Chau||Key Cast|
|Ha Phong||Key Cast|
|Wean Le||Key Cast|
|Naomi Huynh||Key Cast|
Don’t leave “lonely” alone.
It can be the most troublesome emotion for human beings.
——Well, okay during the day.
・・・ But at night, Loneliness robs me of sleep,
Although he silently snuggled up to us.———–
A man who has lost his virility as a result of a traffic accident.
｢JIN｣、A man who can’t have sex with a woman, and therefore can’t have children.
In frustration, he quietly leaves his fiancee and flees to Tokyo.
He ends up in a “Soine” （ literally, “sleeping together.”）company.
It is here where clients, men and women from their teens all the way up to their seventies, come together.
It is a place where they come in search of peace.
All are insomniacs, troubled by their lonliness.
People who cannot sleep.
A 30-year-old virgin woman,
A 36-year-old woman secretly in love with her significantly younger co-worker,
A college girl entangled in the web of host clubs at the age of 19,
A homosexual man in his 50’s whose longtime lover has passed away,
An elderly woman in her 80’s, who wants someone to remain at her side during a “passing,”
Adults, who on the outside seem to be living a happy life, unable to send out a call for help for the heart.
And she, meeting a man who is also burdened by his own feelings of isolation and desperation; the only one who can save her.
This was made based on a true story.
Through meticulous interviews,
A unique film in which most of the scenes and all of the characters are filmed in bed！
Without his sexuality, will it be impossible for him to form a relationship, to love and to be loved, to cuddle, for the rest of his life?
Are the two people in the last scene living for tomorrow?
Or is it a ghost?
—Don’t think. feel！ —
|Yosuke Minokawa||Key Cast||“ TASUKU ZINNO”|
Benjamin, an Orthodox Jewish boy persecuted for his faith, turns to boxing as a means of self defense. As an adult, involvement in unlicensed boxing alienates him from the community. Tangled up in a web of criminal activity, he makes an immoral decision in order to provide for his family and as a result goes to prison leading to the loss of those he loves.
Once released he is determined to right the wrongs which led to his downfall. He finds a way back into community life through his old boxing gym, where a devastating truth about his past is revealed and becomes the catalyst for a series of events that ensures he will never return to the normal life he has always craved.
|David Leon||Director||Father, Man & Boy|
|David Leon||Writer||Father, Man & Boy|
|Daisy Allsop||Producer||Tell It To The Bees, Skellig|
|Stephen Graham||Key Cast||“Benjamin”||This is England, Boardwalk Empire|
|Michael Smiley||Key Cast||“Shannon”||Kill List, Luther, A Field in England|
|Christopher Fairbank||Key Cast||“Goldberg”||Alien 3, The Fifth Element, Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Rebecca Callard||Key Cast||“Alice”||Detectorists, The Borrowers, Fearless|
|Giacomo Mancini||Key Cast||“Daniel”||Top Boy, Pan|
MAMBO MAN is the story of a Cuban farmer and music promoter who gambles everything on a deal that appears too good to be true!
With music by the Buena Vista Stars
Based on a true story and filmed in the exotic countryside outside Havana, this remarkable and engaging film will move both your spirit and your feet with its unforgettable passion and intoxicating music. The soundtrack and live performances in the film include some of the legendary Cuban artists who appeared in the box office smash, Buena Vista Social Club.
|Hector Noas||Key Cast||“JC”|
|Isael Yudexi de la Torre Mesa||Key Cast||“Rita”|
|Alejandro Palomino Infante||Key Cast||“David”|
|David Pérez Pérez||Key Cast||“Roberto”|
|Camila Chile||Key Cast||“Camila ( Rita’s daughter”|
|Idolka De Erbit||Key Cast||“dolores”|
Bloodless: The Path To Democracy
In the course of history, only a few revolutions have been successful, let alone those without Bloodshed. Nikol Pashinyan, a charismatic former journalist and political prisoner, galvanized support among the youth and women, by using non-violent civil disobedience protests and social media. In a short period of 6 weeks, a corrupt oligarchy was toppled and democracy restored. Deemed short of a miracle, BLOODLESS is a riveting political thriller, capturing the story as events unfold in the spring of 2018 in Armenia.
|Bared Maronian||Director||Orphans of the Genocide|
|Nikol Pashinyan||Key Cast|
|Armen Sarkissian||Key Cast|
|Shombi Sharp||Key Cast|
|Arsinee Khanjian||Key Cast|
|Maria Titizian||Key Cast|
|Mikael Zolyan||Key Cast|
|Silva Basmajian||Producer||Life With Murder, The Take|
|Silva Basmajian||Executive Producer||Stories We Tell, Surviving Progress, High Rise|
A wanderer amidst a mythical world witnesses a passionate play of emotions. An eccentric mix of fear, love, faith, anger, laughter, happiness and sadness is all brought together through interplay of stories and the make believe world of their fabled characters.
|Ashok Meena||Director||Pushkar Puran|
|Suruchi Sharma||Producer||Of Love & Artistry|
|Richa Meena||Key Cast||“Herself ”|
|Swaroopnath Bhatra||Sound Design|
IN THE DEATHROOM
Fletcher, a reporter from The New York Times, has been captured by members of a South American dictatorship and brought into a “deathroom” for interrogation. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
|Nicole Jones-Dion||Director||STASIS, SCARS|
|Nicole Jones-Dion||Writer||STASIS, TEKKEN 2|
|Stephen King (story by)||Writer||IT, PET SEMATARY|
|Suzi Owen Scott||Producer||SCARS|
|Lenox Knight||Producer||HUNTRESS vs THE WOLF|
|Scott Bailey||Key Cast||“Fletcher”||Timeless|
|Mario Rocha||Key Cast||“Escobar”|
|Andrew Bering||Key Cast||“Heinz”||The Orville|
|Lenox Knight||Key Cast||“The Woman”||The Orville|
|Michael Anthony Perez||Key Cast||“Ramon”|
|Ron Sequeira||Key Cast||“Tomas”||DEATHDATE|
A Rose Between Thorns
A young girl by the name of Rose, is physically abused by her father, and her mother knows about the abuse but does nothing to prevent or dismiss it. Rose dances to escape her pain, but having difficulties escaping it. Rose’s boyfriend Antonio, has an alcoholic mother and his older brother is in jail. He has no father, no guidance and goes down a similar path as his mother. Rose and Antonio hang on to the love they have for each other in the hopes of escaping their tragic circumstances.
A ROSE BETWEEN THORNS is the first movie to ever be made on the island nations of Saint Kitts and Nevis. Using exclusive all local cast and crew, all first time film-makers.
|Agustin||Writer||Gabriel, Badge of Honor, Falling Awake|
|Agustin||Producer||The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life|
|Bernel Huggins||Key Cast||“Antonio Bush”|
|Roberitine Webbe||Key Cast||“Rose”|
AMALGAMA (dir. Wills)
Alcira is a peasant woman, whose features bear her pain and sorrow. She lives alone in a peasant house. Henry, shy and demure, comes over to help with trying tasks. Their relationship is strained. Alcira becomes annoyed whenever Henry is near. Henry, for his part, is uncomfortable but tries to come nearer to her. Alcira gradually makes an effort to be kinder. She shares moments with Henry, where she excruciatingly mentions her dead son. Her talks distress Henry. For Alcira, these are moments of liberation: she releases shards of great affliction. Little by little, the tension relaxes. Henry feels increasingly comfortable. Alcira even considers Henry akin to her deceased son: the son slain by Henry in the armed conflict. Commitment and time to know him results in Alcira forgiving him.
|Berenice Piñeros||Key Cast||“Alcira”|
|Jader Cuello de la Cruz||Key Cast||“Henry”|
|Camilo Barreto||Art Direction, Costume Design|
|La Tina Sonido||Sound Design, Music|
If no one heeds your call, walk alone’ A journey of relationships between women, dealing with war, violence and daily prejudice to heal and create the future with unconditional love.
|Abbas Nokhasteh||Producer||Endless Poetry, Chuck Norris vs. Communism and Ballad of Exiles Yilmaz Guney|
Director Trista Suke documents her experience struggling with alopecia universalis through an eccentric, scripted memoir. Interview segments featuring various people living with the hair loss condition are artfully tied into Suke’s story, shining light on mental health, society’s unachievable beauty standards and what it’s like to live as a bald women. All original music by Trista Suke.
|Trista Suke||Key Cast||“Penny Todd”|
|Sam Wexler||Key Cast||“Raiden”|
|Charlin McIsaac||Key Cast||“Elizabeth”|
‘Juicy Girl’ is based on events surrounding the murders of several of the many Korean women committed by US Army personnel since the Korean War of the 1950’s.
1992 South Korea. Soyoung, also known as Annie, is a Juicy Girl. A term used by American soldiers stationed in South Korea for local prostitutes. Soyoung is a trafficking victim, snatched by a gang when in her teens and forced into sex slavery. Sold to a pimp who operates his girls out of a nightclub, exclusively reserved for US Army personnel, Soyoung serves their ‘needs’. Her world is confined and tightly controlled, there is no escape. Soyoung’s only rare moments of joy come when she befriends a young street seller, Hoon a 10 year old boy.
Private Michael Johnstone, a US Army Medic, is a loner and shunned by the other G.I.’s. A narcissist and a misogynist, Johnstone is a psychotic landmine waiting to explode. At the nightclub Soyoung is in his sights, seemingly easy prey he can dominate and humiliate. Choosing his time carefully Johnstone, a master manipulator, romances and finally picks up Soyoung. Except Soyoung doesn’t play by his rules, nor is willing to do as she is told to by Johnstone. Johnstone erupts in a frenzy of brutal and grotesque violence. Leaving her dead and disfigured Johnstone feels no remorse.
Johnstone is arrested for Soyoung’s murder. Under interrogation he denies killing her though all the evidence confirms this. Johnstone is sentenced to life imprisonment. Some years later this sentence comes under review for possible parole. An experienced psychologist, Jane Owens, is brought in to assess Johnstone’s mental state. Owens gains a terrifying insight to Johnstone’s mind. To Johnstone, Annie was a nobody and got what she deserved. She was inferior, an irritating nuisance – just a Juicy Girl. Owens’ firm conclusion is that Johnstone must never be given an early release. He is a danger to society and likely to commit again. But justice can be bought. Soyoung had no protectors. Johnstone has one of the most powerful on earth, The US Army, who want to bring one of their boys back home. The Army coerces Soyoung’s family into accepting compensation for her death, blood money. They have no choice but to accept.
Private Michael Johnstone is released early. A free man.
This leads to outrage from the local populace, for the crime should not have allowed early parole.
|Mark Montgomery||Producer||Hotel Mumbai, Damascus Cover, The Man Who Knew Infinity|
|Katharine Kim||Producer||Mother, Host by Bong Junho, Thirst by Park Chanwook|
|Kaiwi Lyman||Key Cast||“Michael Johnstone”||Den of Thieves, American Violence, The Mongolian Connection, American Horror Story|
In a remote village, every weekend 6 year old ‘Titli’ waits for her friend ‘Bishnu’ who travels with his father from a city far away, to come to the village where they have a home. Titli is honest with her bitterness towards city but lingers to understand how Bishnu feels living there, in the big illusionary world.
But this time, Titli learns that this is Bishnu’s last visit, and he is moving to the city, just like the time her father did, for good. How migration of people from villages to the big cities can take away more than just the friends for little children.
|Dilip V. Sood||Director|
|Dilip V. Sood||Writer|
|Dilip V. Sood||Writer|
|Dilip V. Sood||Producer|
|Gayatri Panwar||Key Cast||“Titli”|
|Akshat Chanana||Key Cast||“Bishnu”|
“The Last Dream”
Synopsis of the film: The Last Dream
This film follows the story of a boy who administers sleeping pills to himself. An overdose leads to a bizarrely intimate conversation with Death wherein we bring light on his reasons for ending his life and the bittersweet of what could have been if he had decided to live. This film will empower the audience to see the meaning of life and what a gift it truly is.
Veer takes a bite of a pill and finds himself transported in a state of neither being dead nor completely being alive, to top it off Death takes him through time in a bizarre yet heartbreaking adventure.
The genesis of the project.
My friend Miraya inspired me to begin this project. Coming from a conservative background, especially being born a female, I was swatted away from opportunities that would have been easily handed to my male counterpart, thankfully by best friend urged me to take on a film project regardless of all the drawbacks I encountered.
|Atiya T Shaikh||Producer||Producer|
|Swapnnil Ralkar||Key Cast||“ Father”||“Actor|
|Divya Sharma||Key Cast||“ Mother”||Actress|
|Mitansh Lulla||Key Cast||“Veer”||Main Lead Actor|
|Anuradha Pathak||Director of Photography ( D.O.P )||D.O.P|
Privacy & The Power Of Secrets
“Privacy & The Power of Secrets” is Alan Kryszak’s 4th Downeast Documentary, featuring a University of Maine at Machias film crew. The new feature documentary follows recent films featured on Maine Public Television: “When The Chevy Breaks”, “Who Made You In America?” & the Docs Without Borders award-winning “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction”.
Deeply held, seldom known histories & current secrets range from lone lighthouse keepers in the Atlantic, to technology & privacy through the eyes of Passamaquoddy Tribal Members, Chinese citizens, Downeast store owners & a hard look at the cruelest dog experimentation lab left in the nation.
Secrets explored include a Maine family distantly related to the Governor responsible for starting & stopping the Salem Witch Trials, a lost interracial village near Machias, Maine, & China’s facial recognition & “Citizen Social Score”, shown to not differ greatly from the Credit Bureaus that determine a US citizen’s ability to work, rent, buy, drive or possess a cell phone.
AIM (American Indian Movement) activist Maynard Stanley reveals secrets of exposing crimes against Passamaquoddy residents in Coastal Maine, through a neighborhood watch gang, & environmental activist Sandra Birnhak, shares efforts to end live dog research at Texas A & M University.
The UMM student crew includes Aquila Chase, Cassie Wilcoxson, DeMauria Tropet, Dawn Johnson, Andrew Duval, Billy Bentz, Grace Turse, Elias Reyes, Julian Bauman and Shneider Vil.
|Alan Kryszak||Director||“When The Chevy Breaks”, “Who Made You In America?” & the Docs Without Borders award-winning “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction”, “Time Without Guilt”, “Before You Leave”, “Floaters”|
|Alan Kryszak||Writer||“When The Chevy Breaks”, “Who Made You In America?” & the Docs Without Borders award-winning “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction”, “Time Without Guilt”, “Before You Leave”, “Floaters”|
|Alan Kryszak/Downeast Documentary||Producer||“When The Chevy Breaks”, “Who Made You In America?” & the Docs Without Borders award-winning “Whatever Works: Exploring Opiate Addiction”, “Time Without Guilt”, “Before You Leave”, “Floaters”|
|Various witnesses to the dimensions of privacy in the 21st Century, including Cody & Bonnie Phipps, AIM activist Maynard Stanley, activist Sandra Birnhak,||Key Cast|
|Aquila Chase, Cassie Wilcoxson, DeMauria Tropet, Dawn Johnson, Andrew Duval, Billy Bentz, Grace Turse, Elias Reyes, Julian Bauman and Shneider Vil||UMM Film Crew||Downeast Documentary|
The End of An Era? A Story of Oil Workers
Ten exploration workers of the oil and gas industry talk to camera for the first time in their life. As lovers of the Earth, experts of its rocks, and as members of the energy industry, they claim a place to talk about their industry and its future. The story is narrated by the son of an oil geologist, who moved as an oil expat son from Brazil to Norway, showing the contrast between new generations of environmental/climate concern and the practical and ethical challenges faced by industry professionals. Following the footsteps of Statoil, the Norwegian oil company operating in Brazil, the film tackles questions like why to continue exploring for oil and gas today and the ethical dilemmas involved. In a world where climate change concerns are a priority and where alternative renewable energies seem to be advancing, this journey explores how the energy transition should take place, asking some of the people who have been part of the damage if they are ready to embrace change.
|Paloma Yáñez Serrano||Director|
|Benjamin Llorens Rocamora||Director|
Rooted in Song
“Rooted in Song” is a heartfelt reflection of an Estonian expat choir’s journey from the United Kingdom to the Singing Grounds in Tallinn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the tradition called Song Celebration.
This is a film is about the journey that took 516 days and 5 kilometers and explores the importance of singing, homeland and the meaning of the Song Celebration for Estonians living abroad and the meaning of the Estonians to Brits.
Note: The above films are scheduled to be screened provided the Digital files met all the technical requirements.