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Tinna, once an addict herself, is struggling to help her son Martin come clean. After working as a sex-worker, Tinna gets a job in an upscale restaurant and kicks Martin out of their home. But her tough love approach doesn’t seem to be working. Tinna struggles with where to draw the line, is it right to put herself before her son? And is it even possible to help him?



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This week’s new crop

Discover fresh new talent, stories & ideas

Title
Director
Genre
Country
38
THE GIFT

Dumitru Grosei

Drama
Romania
17:35
THE GIFT

Dumitru Grosei


Drama, Romania
(2014)
A pubescent boy receives hunting binoculars as a Christmas present & is desperate to go try them out with his father.
37
The Price of Certainty
Documentary
US
06:57
The Price of Certainty

Daniele Anastasion


Documentary, US
(2016)
Brexit, Trump, "False News", the Syrian refugee crisis, ISIS, France's terror attacks. In a chaotic world, amplified by the constant barrage of media, people are searching for certainty. But "certainty" can be a dangerous thing.
36
One Document for Hope
Documentary/Experimental
US
07:21
One Document for Hope

Margaret Rorison


Documentary/Experimental , US
(2015)
In Baltimore, April of 2015, 25 year old African American Freddie Gray died whilst in police custody. The people of Baltimore took to the streets as part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
35
Ah Ma

Anthony Chen

Drama
Singapore
14:33
Ah Ma

Anthony Chen


Drama, Singapore
(2006)
Ah Ma's extended family come to say goodbye as they simply and silently deal with the sadness of her impeding death.
34
The Amateur
Drama
Romania
20:25
The Amateur

Marian Crisan


Drama, Romania
(2007)
Damian, a loner & introvert, runs an ad in the local paper allowing readers to yell abuse at him for a small fee.
33
Premature

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Drama
US
14:50
Premature

Rashaad Ernesto Green


Drama, US
(2008)
Tischa, still a girl herself, is pregnant and decides to get rid of her baby, but not in the most conventional way.

Guest Curator

Reinaldo Marcus Green

Producer / Director

Award winning filmmaker & part of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film

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Megatron
Drama
Romania
13:59
Megatron

Marian Crisan


Drama, Romania
(2008)
This Palme d'Or winning short is the story of a young boy called Maxim, his birthday, his mother and his absent father.

Drama, 2008

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.

12
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni

Drama
Denmark
12:54
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni


Drama, Denmark
(2014)
A translator misinterprets an important message which severely impacts the safety of a woman and her child.

Drama, 2014

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.

13
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo

Documentary
US
08:39
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo


Documentary, US
(2014)
Every night, people from all walks of life catch the "Hotel 22" from San Fran to Palo Alto.

Documentary, 2014

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.

33
Premature

Rashaad Ernesto Green

Drama
US
14:50
Premature

Rashaad Ernesto Green


Drama, US
(2008)
Tischa, still a girl herself, is pregnant and decides to get rid of her baby, but not in the most conventional way.

Drama, 2008

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.

Cinémathèque

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Title
Director
Genre
Country
32
Humming, fast and slow
Experimental
Austria
08:58
Humming, fast and slow

Rainer Kohlberger


Experimental, Austria
(2012)
The trip, which Humming, Fast and Slow conclusively proves to be, begins quietly with a gray-white flickering...
31
Grandpa and me

Johan Palmgren & Åsa Blanck

Documentary
Sweden
14:33
Grandpa and me

Johan Palmgren & Åsa Blanck


Documentary, Sweden
(2013)
A beautiful yet gut wrenching tale of the incredibly special bond between a grandfather and his grandson.
30
Megatron
Drama
Romania
13:59
Megatron

Marian Crisan


Drama, Romania
(2008)
This Palme d'Or winning short is the story of a young boy called Maxim, his birthday, his mother and his absent father.
29
Stone Cars
Drama
South Africa/US
13:58
Stone Cars

Reinaldo Marcus Green


Drama, South Africa/US
(2014)
April, a young woman growing up in Cape Town, is desperately fighting for control over her sexuality.
28
One Year Lease
Comedy/Documentary
US
10:56
One Year Lease

Brian Bolster


Comedy/Documentary, US
(2014)
Brian, Thomas and cat Casper (the ghost) move into an apartment in NYC with an overbearing, eccentric landlord who literally won't stop calling them.
27
Fairy Tales
Documentary
China/US
29:12
Fairy Tales

Rongfei Guo


Documentary, China/US
(2015)
Internet celebrity, Fairy "Coco Chanel" Wang, a young girl growing up in rural China, creates "high-end" fashion out of rubbish, sticks and other materials found around her farmhouse.
26
Alice, Adelaide
Documentary
Australia
19:35
Alice, Adelaide

Novemba


Documentary, Australia
(2016)
Become acquainted with the Aussies who call the outback, between Alice Springs & Adelaide, their home.
25
After

Lukasz Konopa

Documentary
Poland/UK
06:42
After

Lukasz Konopa


Documentary, Poland/UK
(2012)
At the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Memorial in Poland, the staff go about their mundane tasks as tourists take selfies in a place once filled with terror.
24
Void

Milad Alami & Aygul Bakanova

Thriller
Denmark
17:16
Void

Milad Alami & Aygul Bakanova


Thriller, Denmark
(2014)
On an overnight ferry, Daniel approaches a stranger with a very strange request.
23
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici

Drama
Switzerland
22:57
Honey is sweeter than blood

Colia Vranici


Drama, Switzerland
(2014)
Lucia starts a tumultuous fling in order to distract herself from her grandfather's illness.
22
Pink Boy
Documentary
United States
14:50
Pink Boy

Eric Rockey


Documentary, United States
(2015)
Jeffrey, a young boy growing up in conservative rural Florida, strives to defy gender boundaries.
21
Snow
Experimental
Sweden
10:02
Snow

Richard Dinter


Experimental , Sweden
(2016)
A mother and son drive through heavy snow in order to say goodbye.
20
Love comes later

Sonejuhi Sinha

Drama
US/India
10:53
Love comes later

Sonejuhi Sinha


Drama, US/India
(2015)
An unexpected discovery forces immigrant Riz, a motel employee, to make a life changing decision.
19
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois

Documentary
Greece
10:37
Out of Frame

Yorgos Zois


Documentary, Greece
(2012)
Post-global-financial crisis see's Greece's advertisement billboards void of any message...
18
Rastløs

Asger Krøjer Kallesøe

Drama
Denmark
28:35
Rastløs

Asger Krøjer Kallesøe


Drama, Denmark
(2015)
Tinna, a recovered addict, tries desperately to free her son of his ongoing-addiction.
17
Léthé
Experimental
UK/France
12:04
Léthé

Harald Hutter


Experimental, UK/France
(2014)
Gabriel finds himself on a bewildering trip of past memories... unsure of where he fits into the story.
16
Thirteen Blue

Jacqueline Lentzou

Drama
Greece
17:51
Thirteen Blue

Jacqueline Lentzou


Drama, Greece
(2012)
Greece, summer, a young girl learns the hard way that she has to become independent from her family.
15
The lemon syndrome

Jeremy Rosenstein & Kaspar Schiltknecht

Drama
France/Switzerland
21:20
The lemon syndrome

Jeremy Rosenstein & Kaspar Schiltknecht


Drama, France/Switzerland
(2014)
Florence and Etienne visit Florence’s father’s house. He has hung himself from a tree.
14
Good Hope

Kaspar Schiltknecht

Drama
Switzerland
19:09
Good Hope

Kaspar Schiltknecht


Drama, Switzerland
(2013)
Tamara is a rebellious 16 year old who is trying desperately to escape the confines of social housing.
13
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo

Documentary
US
08:39
Hotel 22

Elizabeth Lo


Documentary, US
(2014)
Every night, people from all walks of life catch the "Hotel 22" from San Fran to Palo Alto.
12
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni

Drama
Denmark
12:54
Listen

Hamy Ramezan & Rungano Nyoni


Drama, Denmark
(2014)
A translator misinterprets an important message which severely impacts the safety of a woman and her child.
11
Patriot
Drama
UK
14:57
Patriot

Eva Riley


Drama, UK
(2015)
Racial tensions rise in a rural English town which leaves Hannah torn between her family and her new friend...
10
The little prince in the land that passes by

Carina Freire

Documentary
Switzerland
34:06
The little prince in the land that passes by

Carina Freire


Documentary, Switzerland
(2013)
Life for international star Stéphane Lambiel varies greatly depending on whether he is on, or off, the ice.
9
Ali 707
Drama
Australia
11:29
Ali 707

Hannah Moore


Drama, Australia
(2014)
Refugee #707 (or Ali) finds himself trapped in a detention centre in the Australian outback.
8
Occidente

Ana Vaz

Experimental
France
15:16
Occidente

Ana Vaz


Experimental, France
(2014)
An experimental view of how the surrounding natural environment has influenced human behaviours, practises and cultures.
7
Wonder Boy

Corrie Chen

Drama
Australia
14:55
Wonder Boy

Corrie Chen


Drama , Australia
(2010)
A young Chinese boy tries desperately to assimilate into Australian culture.
6
Into the gloom
Documentary
Netherlands
17:00
Into the gloom

Frederic Klein


Documentary, Netherlands
(2012)
As artist Frederic Klein retreats into isolation will he come back the same man?
5
Versus Eternity

Michael Weber & Kani Marouf

Experimental
Germany
08:52
Versus Eternity

Michael Weber & Kani Marouf


Experimental, Germany
(2016)
A bizarre 3D trip through Mesopotamian art and monuments in an attempt to "immortalise" the cultures' ancient history.
4
Viaduc

Patrice Laliberté

Drama
Canada
19:34
Viaduc

Patrice Laliberté


Drama, Canada
(2015)
Matthieu hasn't seen his beloved older brother for years, and now he is finally coming home.
3
Bloomers

Corrie Chen

Comedy
Australia
11:17
Bloomers

Corrie Chen


Comedy, Australia
(2014)
Late bloomer Stella desperately wants to fit in with the "popular" girls.
2
Paper Rounds
Comedy
Australia
05:39
Paper Rounds

Michael Sloane


Comedy, Australia
(2011)
Keith has found his purpose in life... a newspaper-roller-delivery-expert. "I'm doing your regular paper round, but I'm actually on rollerblades..."
1
La délogeuse
Drama
Switzerland
19:54
La délogeuse

Julien Rouyet


Drama, Switzerland
(2008)
Stéphanie desperately wants someone else's luxurious life.