Switched at Death (Film)

After his wife kicks him out, a self-centered computer analyst moves into the retirement home of the only person he hasn't pissed off, his wife's grandma. As he starts learning how to play well with others, he uncovers a sinister enterprise, forcing him to try and save his marriage and his new friends without getting himself killed.

Director: David Merry
Writer:  David Merry,  Marty Putz,  Larry Horowitz
Project type: Feature
Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes 30 seconds
Country of Origin: Canada

Where the Dreams are Waiting

From a young age, Eleni Tsakmakis life challenged her with great hardships. The dream of a self-determined life was denied to her. At the age of 5 she witnessed cruel NaziGerman occupation. At the age of 17 she is forced into an arranged marriage. At 23, she and her husband come to Germany as so called "guest worker" and have to leave their children behind in Greece. At the age of 54 she discovered writing . In addition to autobiographical texts, plays, children's books and documentaries Eleni Tsakmaki inspires her audience with exhibitions on Greek migration history to Germany.

Born in Erlangen, Germany, Janet Shakil aka Janet Josephine Petrović is a singer, rapper, songwriter, model, studied technology journalist and PR manager. As a child she faceds racisme as the white environment doesn´t respect the black child as a Native German. In her evey day life she still has do deal with it. For "Where the dreams are waiting" she wrote and sang the soundtrack "Flying". Lyrically, she tackles the life-changing journey that connects the two protagonists.

In her new film, filmmaker Uli Bez deliberately sets herself apart from entrenched categories such as "being a stranger" or "belonging". She tells the stories of two very different women who both long for a self-determined life without racism and discrimination. A fascinating film about empathy, tenderness, trust, confidence and resilience.

Director: Uli Bez
Writer:  Uli Bez
Project type: Documentary, Short
Runtime: 29 minutes 20 seconds
Country of Origin: Germany

Lost in Memory

In the near future, when people have started to visualize their memories with the help of futuristic eyewear, Raphael tries it on for the first time to re-visualise his dead lover but accidentally breaks the device. Will he be able to see her again? If so will he be able to make peace with him not being able to move on with the help of the device or be forever lost in Memory?

Director: Hindole H Shihan
Writer:  Hindole H Shihan
Project type: Student, Short
Runtime: 10 minutes 23 seconds
Country of Origin: France

Lost in the Maze

This is a true story of two men, who while on a trip down the Uraricoera River deep in the Amazon jungle, find themselves with nothing when their boat flips in the wild rapids. They are in one of the most inhospitable regions of the world with nohting to eat and a badly dented boat. They are Lost in the Maze.

Director: Rodrigo Santo, Rita Santo
Writer:  Rodrigo Santo, Rita Santo
Project type: Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 34 minutes
Country of Origin: Brazil