A way for Tomás

Director: Andrés Ricaurte / Martín Agudelo Ramírez (Colombia)

Tomás, desperate, knocks insistently on the door of a lonely house. Nobody opens it. When he leaves the place, he sees some bushes moving and goes into a wooded path. Along the way, from his memories, he faces several episodes of fear in his life until he reaches the exit of the path, which takes him back to the door of the house. Tomás enters and talks with a woman (who represents death), at which point he decides to face his fears.

Time

Director: Saugat Majumdar (India)

Time is a short film about Friendship. A group of close school friends getting dispersed over time meet each other after 30 years.

Piece of Me

Director: Bruna Cabral (USA)

An 8-year-old boy begins to lose his best friend, an elderly lady, as her memories fade away to Alzheimer's. Determined to help, he embarks on a journey to rekindle the memories of their friendship.

Petra

Director: Andreas Avgousti (Cyprus)

Petra's return to her family's old house after 25 years jump starts her journey into mental darkness as she discovers who she really is.

House Slaughter

Director: Thomas Peck (USA)

Two newly acquainted college friends looking for a place to live find the ultimate deal; a cheap living arrangement in a large, industrial house. The only downside is the strange, older roommate and his pet cat. As they learn more about the history of the house, strange things begin to happen in this psychological horror comedy, with deep environmental messages. Production was a collaboration between the United States, England, Wales, France, and Kenya.

"Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal"

Director: Robin Phillips (USA)

WHO CREATED THE GREATEST WORK OF IAMBIC THUNDER IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? “Behind the Name SHAKESPEARE: Power, Lust, Scorn & Scandal” answers that question in this fun yet important film. It is a costume-filled journey into literary history’s greatest mystery: Who really wrote the works of Shakespeare?

This charming documentary is clearly a labor of love, which one can feel in every scene. The world needs it and bravo to Christina di Marlo for doing it!" -- Don Rubin, Professor Emeritus, York University Editor, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre.

Five

Director: Will Sidaros (USA)

In a post-apocalyptic world ruled by the Gods, a young Demigod named Mary Elizabeth is being hunted by her mother Epsilon, the Goddess of Prophecy for her All Seeing Eyes. At a street market, she meets up with an ex-lover who holds the key to her escape.

Shutter

Director: Andres Ramirez (USA)

Mark, a recently promoted Police Detective, finds himself interrogating Charley, a brilliant deceptive photographer, about the disappearances of young models, as the photographer was the last person to see them alive.

Alabaster

Director: Dan Ramm (USA)

Adopted from the published poetry of Will Reyes, this project was created to maximize mental health awareness and decimate the associated stigmas on an international level.

The script is an adaptation of poems from "Lost In Life's Ocean" by Will Reyes, woven into a four intersecting storylines. It is 8 minutes and 20 seconds--because we wanted experiencing the film to correspond directly, in real-time, to the 500-second journey of fresh sunlight escaping the surface of the sun and making its way millions of miles across the universe to us. So that by the end of the film, the audience will have been provided with a brand new generation of light to guide their way out of darkness and ignite a flame in their hearts.

Beyond Her Lens

Director: Tereza Hirsch (Czech Republic)

BEYOND HER LENS is inspired by the life and work of female conflict-zone photographer Jana Andert. It follows Alex's (portrayed by prominent Czech actress Lucie Vondrackova) return to Prague as she attempts to piece together a sense of normalcy after shooting footage in Mosul, Iraq.

Anacronte

Director: Raúl Koler & Emiliano Sette (Argentina)

Anacronte and the Sorcerers of Evil, without any emotion and fulfilling their destiny, they put to test humanity's happiness in a struggle that, in short, has each of us as winners and losers.

From Charlie, with Love

Director: Andres Ramirez (USA)

Charlie an ambitious young man must go out of his comfort form to seduce Virginia and eventually earn her trust and heart.

Music Lives Here

Director: Polina Stepanova (Russia)

Music has been living in Irkutsk Region Philharmonic Hall for 80 years already. The film tells us about the mission of a musician, about intergenerational continuity and how the hand of a master leads and directs his pupil. About the role of the conductor in the Symphony orchestra, the power of folk music, about the voices “flying to God”. Philharmonic music travels and gets to different parts of the world, and the rattling sound of tram becomes integral part of love and harmony (of Philharmonic).