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Life, But Is It a Dream?

A feeling or a fleeting moment is how we experience life, where a tiny event can seem all important. The filmmakers here are looking for those moments and by focussing on such microscopic elements of human nature, they can create big stories full of emotion.

Philip Ilson

The Asylum


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  • Director Saskia Vredeveld
  • Netherlands-South Africa 2013
  • 9 mins

A surrealistic haven where there is a lust for power and a desire for love.

Beasts


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  • Directors Ewa Banaszkiewicz, Mateusz Dymek
  • UK 2014
  • 6 mins

Exploring masculinity and the primal nature of male aggression.

Emergency Calls

Hätäkutsu


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  • Directors Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen
  • Finland 2013
  • 15 mins

Based on authentic emergency calls, this is a fragile and fleeting opportunity to experience life in the face of overwhelming darkness, finding solace in one another across the airwaves.

Haunted by the Present, She Looks to the Past


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  • Director Emmaalouise Smith
  • UK 2014
  • 5 mins

A woman in a nightmarish state of mind reflects on her life.

In August


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  • Director Jenna Hasse
  • Switzerland 2014
  • 9 mins

Margaux is six years old and she sees that her father is leaving home.

Nevermind


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  • Director Jean-Marc E Roy
  • Canada 2013
  • 5 mins

She looks back to 1994. A motel. Kurt Cobain.

Shame

Wstyd


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  • Director Karma Fryc
  • Poland 2012
  • 7 mins

Sharing secrets is hard, especially if you are ashamed.

Such a Landscape

Unheimlich I: Secret Dialogue

  • Director Jagoda Szelc
  • Poland 2013
  • 23 mins

Miracle, remedy, regret, prayer and forgiveness – an allegorical portmanteau showing that we all have a choice.

A Sweet Song


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  • Director Asantewaa Prempeh
  • Ghana-USA 2013
  • 8 mins

Eight-year-old Akosua discovers a different world from what she’s used to at her father’s home.

Symphony No. 42

  • Director Réka Bucsi
  • Hungary 2014
  • 10 mins

47 small scenes, interlaced by association.

The Unmoving Mountain


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  • Director Cecelia Russi-Hedditch
  • Australia 2013
  • 6 mins

A man and woman lay out a silent ballet of desire.

Total running time 103 mins


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