About our astronauts. Galina Golubeva. Russia, 2018. Animation 7 min 20 sec.
Three cosmonauts go into space.They wait for new discoveries and jornies. The story based on folk song about cosmonauts performed by Maria Yakovenko.
Whiteland. Dir. Irina Elshanskaya. Russia, 2018. Animation, 6 min 42 sec.
A gray plasticine man discovers himself in a glowing white room. He leaves traces, but tries to keep the room in its original form, until one day the boundaries of its space change.
Milestone. Dir. Aviv Kaufman. Israel, 2018. Fiction film, 13 min.
Aviv is an aggressive boy from a normal family. During another family trip – in one moment of sibling violence Aviv first understands the consequences of his violence. The film was shot in the actual places the real events took place.
Director Statement: “Milestone” is a story that is based on a personal trauma that occurred to me at the age of 7. To this day I remember the feeling of helplessness as I walked around the forest and trying to digest what I did to my sister. This moment changed me forever. This is the reason It was important to me that people will be exposed to the story and understand the tremendous impact that violence has on shaping the self-image of a child. I tend to be very didactic and precise, which is my greatest advantage and disadvantage as a director. So the story is told as I imagined it from the beginning. There are two main things that I sought in the artistic vision. One is that the story will be told from the point of view of Aviv, the hero, so that the viewer can feel that he is accompanying the hero with the journey. Second, that the film will express maximum authenticity and so we chose to shoot in my elementary school and in Ben Shemen Forest where the incident occurred. My main conclusion from the experience is that I must continue to create art and to put in it my personal place”.
The Gift Of Alice. Dir. Gabriele Marino. Italy, 2018. Fiction film, 15 min.
Alice is a little girl, to whom the art of cinema helps to live a difficult time for her family.
Peter-baas. Dir. Anastasia Akulina. Russia, 2018. Animation, 7 min.
Young Russian tsar Peter the great with his unbridled energy, his burning desire to learn everything himself goes to Europe. Daring, brave, decisive, he takes up the construction of the fleet.
My Day. Dir. Sandhya Krishnamurthy. USA, 2018. Fiction film, 13 min 22 sec.
A 9-year-old boy shares the events of a day in his life to prove that, contrary to adults’ belief, a kid’s life is not free of stress.
Morgen kommt kein Weihnachtsmann / No Father Chistmas. Dir. Anna Ludwig. Germany, 2018. Fiction film, 15 min.
A single mum is
very sad as she isn’t able to afford to hire a Father Christmas on Christmas
Eve for her children this year – a typical tradition in this family and parts
The brothers just notice that mum is unhappy as Father Christmas won’t be coming around. Their conclusion: Mum still believes in Father Christmas.
Now it’s up to them to organize a Father Christmas in order to make mum happy again.
Perfecly Naughty Kids. Dir. Tatiana Kiseleva. Russia, 2018. Animation, 14 min 10 sec.
A intriguing story of a naughty gnome that helped doctor Piatkin to cure exceptionally good children of their excessive social training.
Good Heart. Dir. Eugeniya Zhirkovf. Russia, 2018. Animation, 5 min.
In one primeval forest lives one primitive family. Mom is strict, wild and gloomy in this family. All she wants is that everyone was full and healthy. But one day everything changes when her son brings a puppy home …
Belozubka. Dir. Pavel Nosyrev. Russia, 2018. Animation, 14 min.
A touching story
of an unexpected meeting of an artist traveler and a charming shrew named
Belozubka in a faraway Russian Taiga. A collision of two worlds – a giant and
wide world of a human, and a tiny, dreamy world of shrews. Despite the
communication difficulties, the characters end up finding strength to share
something new and special with each other. This film is about a man’s place in
nature’s everyday life, it’s about trusting and giving care.
The film is based on a story written by a famous Russian writer, Yuri Koval.
La festa più bellissima / The beautifulest party. Dir. Hedy Krissane. Italy, 2018. Fiction film, 15 min. Amin is a second-generation immigrant kid, lively and friendly. Today is his birthday, and like every child he can’t wait to party with his classmates…
Beauty. Dir. Nicola Abbatangelo. Italy, 2018. Fiction film, 25 min.
Stick, a scammer chased by his family, returns home after twenty years because his father is dying. But in dealing with his past he will have the magical opportunity to fill a world without color with beauty.
Nadezhda. Dir. Tatiana Tchurzina. Russia, 2018. Animation, 7 min.
A lyrical historic drama based on a real story about the first Russian circumnavigation of the globe in 1803-1805 by captain Ivan (Adam Johann) Krusenstern on a sailboat named Nadezhda (“Hope”); about a Russian woman waiting for her husband to return from the travel, a story of hope, faith and love of the captain and his wife.
Are You Volleyball?! Dir. Mohammad Bakhshi. Iran, 2018. Fiction film, 15 min.
A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive to an English spoken country border and can’t keep going. They conflict with border soldiers everyday till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.