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DNA of Wild Beasts
Drama / France / 18 min.
Along her team, the '36', Lea, commander of operation, faces the true face of the news, filled with blood crimes, and is one the top on the French police force. Protected and connected by their invisible bonds, weaknesses and solidarity is in their DNA. 24 hours in the life of Lea, member of the elite forces, but also a daughter and a woman...
Director: Delphine Montaigne
Producer: Lauriane Cloulon
Writer: Delphine Montaigne
Cast: Delphine Montaigne, Antonin Shopffer, Christophe Kourochikine, Eriq Ebouaney
Drama / France / 20 min.
Marlon, 14 years old, is visiting her mother in jail for the first time since her imprisonment. The young girl, protected by her family and relatives, stubbornly believes that her mother is still her childhood heroine...
Director: Jessica Palud
Producer: Sylvain Lagrillère, William Vergati
Writer: Jessica Palud
Cast: Flavie Delangle, Jonathan Couzinié, Anne Suarez, Catherine Salée
Tzeva Adom: Color Red
Drama / USA / 20 min.
Tzeva Adom: Color Red tells the story of Ronit, a female solider serving in the Israeli Defense Forces, and Omar, a young Palestinian boy who gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. When she shows compassion towards him and his older brother, tensions begin to rise on both sides of the border. Now she must come to terms with what's right and what's smart in a world where social media runs rampant, everyone has a camera in their pocket, and acts of terrorism have become normal
Director: Michael Horwitz
Producer: C. Ashleigh Caldwell, Todd Felderstein
Writer: C. Ashleigh Caldwell
Cast: Shani Atias, Jack Pitchon, Jonathan Arkin, Danny Boushebel, Kenzie Caplan, Sima Galanti
Drama / United Kingdom / 15 min.
Hayley, a self-possessed young woman from a hungry community, longs for opportunities to achieve her artistic dreams. One day, she receives an invitation from the Count - the only wealthy man in the land - to dine with him at a lavish feast in his majestic mansion. Hayley has heard of these occasions before. Each time, the guest returns home - unharmed, but silent, guilty, and changed. She resolves to turn her invitation into a career opportunity. But as Hayley takes her place at the Count's table, she is unprepared for what he has in store for the feast.
Director: Gaelle Mourre
Producer: Gaelle Mourre, Michelle Fan
Writer: Gaelle Mourre, L. P. Lee
Cast: Katie Leung, Joan Walker, Jonathan Kemp
A Pinprick of Light
Drama / United Kingdom / 13 min.
A university professor starts to lose his eyesight and begins to fear his world is slipping away. Could a dream keep alive his memories of what he holds dear?
Director: Kasra Karimi
Producer: Kasra Karimi, Mohamed Madi
Writer: Kasra Karimi
Cast: David King, Sarah Eastwood, Maddie Bradfield
Drama / United Kingdom / 15 min.
Period drama set in 1950s London about a school boy who visits an old-fashioned sweet shop to buy a bag of sweeties. After much eating of sugar, having developed a toothache, the boy is led to the dentist, where he undergoes treatment and experiences hallucinations during the anaesthetic. He will see glimpses of the future with a dystopian society addicted to sugar and where a modern sugar factory is now producing ever-increasing volumes of its product.
Director: Howard Stean
Producer: Howard Stean, Alberto Bona
Writer: Alberto Bona, Howard Stean
Cast: Kristin Milward
Drama / Australia / 14 min.
A young woman suffers horrific disfigurement to her face for allegedly dishonouring her family.
Director: Michael Griffin
Producer: Michael Griffin
Writer: Michael Griffin
Cast: George Basha, Sophie Shafeeva, Nancy Rizk, Armin Ghanbari, Adaja Black, Tyler Thoroughgood