THE 2020 SUMMER LINEUP

August 24th - 30th, 2020

Due to COVID-19 we held this year's event completely online.

Nominations are coming soon and the award winners will follow shortly after!

A Moment of Love

(30m)

The true love between Magda and Kalin is not enough to be together.

Alles Easy

(19m)

All good. Party a little, some drugs, together suppress the seriousness of the world.

 

All good. From weekend to another, open relationship, the occasional
sex between friends.

All good. Not being able to say no. Not being able to talk about. Not wanting to over react. Still, everything all good?

Also Patrick

(17m)

Under the pressure of his popular friends to make a move on his crush at a party, the typically shy and quiet Patrick attempts to overcome his insecurities in hopes of climbing the social hierarchy of a group to which he has struggled to truly belong.

Applebaum

(15m)

A dying man and his nurse have one last conversation. It changes her life forever.

Beyond the Ashes

(7m)

A daughter orchestrates a family dinner in hopes of being forgiven. The family attempts to reconcile, but are soon unable to avoid the elephant in the room.

Blue

(9m)

In 2016, a social network phenomenon known as ‘The Bluebird Challenge’ spread across several countries and shocked the entire world. The game required participants to complete several tasks over a 50-day period and ultimately challenged them to commit suicide.

The footage discovered in a remote part of the internet known as ‘deep web’ follows the journey of Veronica Cartwright as she decides to take part to the game, and sheds new light on the dynamics and consequences of this challenge.

First, Last

(30m)

Xiaofeng, an outstanding flight student, completed two years of theoretical training and showed great talent in the simulator. But the sudden physical accident made his career precarious. At the same time, his relationship with his father (also his flight instructor) have undergone subtle changes.

Homeland Hero

(25m)

Homeland Hero, is a 25-minute documentary which highlights the experience of four women married to Post-911 combat veterans. The film reflects the happiness, commitment, separation, lost and conflict in these marriages as they combat the affects of war. The film is aimed at increasing the social awareness of this sacrificial service, timeless commitment, and heroic dedication imparted to the United States of America. It explores the stresses and difficulties they faced when married to one of this nation’s heroes. When these broken heroes return home from War these women become whatever they need to be to keep their family together. They find out they are raising children alone, sleeping without the comfort of their love one, trying to answer questions for family and friends all while uncertain themselves. They have to come to grips with hardship, responsibility, discrimination, relocation, and isolation.

Lemon & Elderflower

(3m)

Two sibling hummingbirds have to build different inventions in order to solve their “big” problem: to take flight with other birds.

Lowen

(8m)

Lowen is a 3D animated student film. The story follows Lowen and Locryn as they explore an ancient temple, in hopes of obtaining a priceless gem. Developed at Falmouth University.

Meow?

(3m)

This is a story about a dog, who thinks he is a cat, meets a real dog for the first time.

New Bronx

(15m)

Natalia is a boyish and impulsive girl in her mid-teens living in a rough part of Gdansk, Poland. Her crush on a boy from her neighbourhood becomes an obsession and she is prepared to do anything to get close to him. But when she finally reaches her goal, everything suddenly changes...

On the Whistle

(20m)

A suburban basketball star struggles to impress the uncompromising coach at his new inner-city school.

Panda

(17m)

Leo just got dumped.

He spends his time watching wildlife films.

He discovers pandas' curious behaviour...

Prey

(15m)

A lonely woman saves a young waitress from a creepy hotel manager and becomes the new subject of his unwanted attention.

Quiet Land Good People

(25m)

Sybille, a headmistress and politician, is in the middle of an election campaign for municipal council president in her Swiss village when her son is accused by a classmate of mistreating her. Sybille has to choose between morality and career. Either way, her reputation in the community is at stake!

SIEGE

(16m)

In a futuristic universe, Aditya tries to commit suicide to escape the bloody violence orchestrated by his brother. He now has to choose between being eternally captive in the illusory world of coma pushing him on the edge between life and death, or facing the atrocities of reality, in order to accomplish his destiny by becoming a symbol of hope.

Song

(15m)

In a single moment, Indian-American man, Sai, defies convention and risks everything he built in his life to chase his long-lost dream of being a music producer.

Superstitions

(3m)

A visual exploration of various superstitions.

Tapped Out

(2m)

A viking beer tap handle must stop at nothing to prevent a hopelessly drunk man from leaving the bar and getting behind the wheel.

Treasures of the Chesapeake

(29m)

Spanning more than 64,000 square miles, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is one of the most biologically productive estuaries on the planet. In spite of its environmental degradation from nutrient pollution, human development, sea level rise, and climate change, the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is timing with life. Nevertheless, these issues will continue to be a pressing factor contributing to the bay’s declining health if serious action is not taken.

Winfield Historical Times and Other Oddities

(30m)

'Winfield Historical Times and other Oddities' is a dark comedy/mystery about  a young girl named Chloe, who lives a sedate suburban life in her small cul de sac of colorful neighbors. The peaceful, tree lined street, where the world looks to be in perfect order, belies the fact that behind the picturesque front doors, things are not what they appear to be.

The Nominations
Coming This Week!
Best Short Film

TBA

Best Documentary
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Best Director

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Best Music

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Best Actor

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Best Actress

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Best Supporting Actor

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Best Supporting Actress

TBA

*Asterisks denote this year's winners*

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