This week’s new crop
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Award winning filmmaker & part of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film
Marian Crisan , Romania
Full disclosure, I only discovered the accolades this film had won after viewing the short. This film is superb in its restraint and in its truth. It definitely deserves the praise it received and more. I highly recommend anyone making a short; take a page out of Marian Crisan's filmmaking book.
Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni
Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni, Denmark
This film is masterfully executed. It's very difficult to make any film, especially a short, and especially within one location. This film navigates this incredibly well, with great use of storytelling, camera techniques and cutaways. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I'm also biased towards films that are trying to say something - and this film definitely says something to me.
Elizabeth Lo, US
This doc captures the very essence of what it means to have been forgotten about, been left astray, cast aside. It also captures something beautiful: that we're all human. Elizabeth does an amazing job remaining objective as she tackles a real epidemic in the states and around the world. I think anyone who sees it will look at the people they pass on the sidewalks just a little bit differently.
Rashaad Ernesto Green
Rashaad Ernesto Green , US
Rashaad's film breaks my heart every time. I'm biased, not just because Rashaad's my brother, but because growing up in NY, you read about these kinds of stories in the paper everyday. It implicates the viewer, and begs the question, what would you do if you were in that situation? There is a lot of power packed into this short and the performance by Zora Howard is absolutely riveting.
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