Short Films Showcase: Program 2

Saturday January 26th, 2013  20:00 – 22:00 Cinéma Star

the mysterious disparition of paris
The Mysterious Disparition of Paris, Part – Czech Republic, France, 20121 5’43”

In modern day Paris, Françoise is tired of the Parisians. She wishes she could go away from there as easily as to snap her fingers. She should be careful of what she wishes for…

The Mysterious Disparition of Paris, Part 2 – Czech Republic, France, 2012 9’20”

Françoise’s travel in another version of Paris continues. As she gets to know her new surroundings with her guide, a mysterious character tries to warn her about a hidden secret.

Directed by: Robert Ly / Cast: Denis Leluc, Justine Assaf, Gizmo Alava-nille, Dave Abbott, Haruna Honcoop, Sacha Brodeur
Selection: Kino Praha, The Czech Republic

a day in the open

A Day in the Open (En Dag Am Fräien) – Luxembourg, 2012 20’26”

Christophe and Caroline have fallen out of love. A day in the open is what he has in mind to win her back. Shot on a shoestring budget, with a script based on the actor’s own experiences, this intimate portrait seeks to blur the line between what we consider documentary and fiction.
Director: Govinda Van Maele / Screenwriters: Govinda Van Maele & Gilles Chanial / Director of Photography: Narayan Van Maele / Producers: Jeanne Geiben, Bernard Michaux, Gilles Chanial & Pol Cruchten
Selection: Filmreakter, Luxembourg

Fellini Factor (Faktor Fellini) – Ukraine, 2011 9’41”

Everyone who is just starting a thorny way in the world of cinema, who just wants to become a famous and well-known, faces difficulties and con-tradictions in the beginning of his long journey in cinema world… This story is about a beginner director and his fears.

Director: Myroslava Khoroshun / Screenplay: Hanna Kostylyova /Camera: Khrystyna Shestovska / Editing: Olena Zolotukhina / Production design: Mariya Shub / Cast: Rodion Shub, Volodymyr Pavelko, Daryna Pushenko
Selection: CinemaHall, Ukraine


Swarming (Kuhina) – Finland, 2011 7’

A child discovers life inside a dead bird and starts to play with it.

Script, direction, animation, design, editing: Joni Männistö / Producer: Eija Saarinen
Selection: Encounters Short and Animation Film Festival, UK

Rita – Italy, 2009 20′

Rita is ten years old and blind. The claustrophobic world of her home is breached by a boy on the run, wounded. Rita shelters the boy. Thanks to him, or perhaps thanks to her imagination and courage, Rita escapes and goes to the beach, living an enigmatic moment of freedom.

Written and directed by: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza / Cinematography: Olaf Hirschberg / Film Editing: Desideria Rayner / Produced by: Massimo Cristaldi / Cast: Marta Palermo, Marco Maria Correnti
Selection: European Short Pitch, NISI MASA, France

Londoners – United Kingdom, 2012 11’

Londoners is a vintage film about modern day London. Shot entirely on a 100 year old wooden hand-cranked 35mm camera, it documents modern day London as never seen before. It shows the city as a community: a piece of contemporary history about what its like to live in London today. In an era obsessed with digital technology, by an increasingly camera-sceptic public, Londoners features thousands of people interacting directly with the camera, as was always the case in times gone by.

Directed by: Joseph Ernst / Producer: Gwilym Gwillim / Cinematography: Oliver Schofield / Music: Natasha Khan Bat For Lashes
Selection: Encounters Short and Animation Film Festival, UK


Superman, Spiderman or Batman – Romania, 2011 12′

Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets together with his worried father on a journey, at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from a heart condition.

Director: Tudor Giurgiu / Screenplay:  Doru Lupeano / Cinematography: Adrian Silisteanu / Editor: Eugen Kelemen / Producer: Bogdan Craciun
Selection: Kaliber35, Munich Film Society, Germany


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