Jiyan

2021 Official Selection: Feature Film – Narrative

Inspired by a true story, “Jiyan (Life)” recounts the daily life of Nerol, a young Syrian Kurdish boy (17) who arrived in Switzerland without his parents.

Director(s): Otis Birdy
Writer(s): Otis Birdy
Producer(s): Pentamedia, Saroo
Cast: Mohammed Mohammed, Laurent Matthey, Khaled Khatib, Elena Luthi, Mohammed Hussein

Life.

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Acknowledgements

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

On a sweltering day at the pools, monotony conspires to take us on an ethereal journey. A bored front desk attendant reads the acknowledgments of a paperback while dreamily observing the swimmers.

Director(s): Arvid Eriksson
Writer(s): Arvid Eriksson & Louise Wallace
Producer(s): Arvid Eriksson & Nikhil Madhan
Cast: Donna Brookbanks

 

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A Call Above the Clouds

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Drama

Having received tragic news about her husband’s failed expedition on Mount Everest, Sally(35) tries to go there and save him herself, but is forced to face the reality of never being able to say goodbye.

Director(s): Leeni Linna
Writer(s): Leeni Linna
Producer(s): Leeni Linna, Julian Park
Cast: Kelly Frye, Torrance Coombs

This is not the end.

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ΞNDGΛMΞ

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

A young man learns the truth about his parents’ death and begins a convoluted journey to a dark world, manipulated by an entity that appears to have no existence.

Director(s): Bruce H Gill
Writer(s): Ingo Kaddatz, Andrew James Porter
Producer(s): Sam McCarthy, Andrew James Porter
Cast: Helen Mutch, Andrew James Porter

Its Already Begun

 

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Hold For Applause

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

During the lockdown, everyone in Spain shows their gratitude to the health care workers by applauding from their windows at 8pm. Greg would like to join them but he’s too busy solving an international online relationship crisis.

Director(s): Gerald B. Fillmore
Writer(s): Gerald B. Fillmore
Producer(s): Gerald B. Fillmore
Cast: Gerald B. Fillmore, Vanessa Benavente

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Liberate

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Experimental/Arthouse

Have you ever felt that the world only sees you as sliver of who you really are? In this performance art piece, Ingrid Rogers, as a woman of color, expresses her desire to be fully seen and heard. LIBERATE is a call to action to step into your light and create unapologetically.

Director(s): Kaia Lavender
Writer(s): Ingrid Rogers
Producer(s): Kaia Lavender, Ingrid Rogers
Cast: Ingrid Rogers

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Squirrel Mountain ‘Iggy To The Rescue’

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

Squirrel Mountain is a magic land where Iggy Pop joins forces with Fairy Frosty Flakes against the Evil Egg and his army of subversive Knitted Chickens.

Click here for the soundtrack to on Bandcamp

Directed by Tim Nathan & Angelica Campion
Produced & written by Angelica Campion
Assistant director – Chantelle Duncan
Music production – Kevin Armstrong
Songs – Kevin Armstrong & Angelica Campion
Editing – Mat Hector
Executive Producer – David Caffrey

CAST
Narrator – Stefan Frank
Rocket – Fox Campion-Armstrong
Stanley – Baylee Blu Frank
Fairy Frosty Flakes – Philippa Pilkington
Poshcat – Jonathan Pandy (aka ‘JC 001’)
Iggy Pop – Iggy Pop
Ronnie Knitted Chicken – Anthony Barclay
Reggie Knitted Chicken – Kevin Armstrong
The Evil Egg – Johnny Daukes
Mom – Angelica Campion

Can Iggy Pop defeat The Evil Egg?

 

THE SET
The Set – made by the fairies in the middle of the night
Iggy’s head – sculpted by Suzie Zamit
Iggy’s body – made by Jack Britton
Iggys’ wig – made by Sarah Palmer & Mel McCleary
Characters – made by Maureen Bocking & Angelica Campion

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Coco and Colby

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

When Colby finds out her sister Coco is having a documentary made about her she decides to film one as well, inadvertently reigniting a years old rivalry between the two.

Director(s): Emma Sofia Fazzuoli and Clare O’Connor
Writer(s): Clare O’Connor, Emma Sofia Fazzuoli, Geoffrey Prather, and Adam Hutsell
Producer(s): Clare O’Connor, Emma Sofia Fazzuoli, Geoffrey Prather, and Adam Hutsell
Cast: Emma Sofia Fazzuoli and Clare O’Connor

Two sisters, one rivalry.

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In the Company of Crows

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Drama

When a naïve autistic girl is victimized by her degenerate neighbor and classmate, she turns to the offerings of crows she’s befriended to save herself.

Director(s): Rachel Thomas-Medwid
Writer(s): Rachel Thomas-Medwid
Producer(s): Jacob Christiansen
Cast: Jaqueline Scholl, Will O’Connor, Kimberley Fogelgren

 

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Achan and Ezra

2021 Official Selection: Short Film – Comedy

Two Jews in the holy land attempting to flee the chaos of the 3rd Crusade come across an unconscious Crusader on a lonely desert road, and a comedic encounter ensues as they debate whether to help him, kill him, or ignore him all together.

Director(s): Yan Fisher
Writer(s): Omri Rose
Producer(s): Stav Raskin Remeniuk, Yan Fisher, Omri Rose
Cast: Yaron Shavit, Aaron Vodovoz, Omri Rose

Perfectly capable of agreeing on nothing.

 

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