Films 2012

A Common Relationship

CommonRelationship Poster

Synopsis

A story of an ordinary couple. which, after 10 years of marriage, get divorced due to a third person coming in their relationship.  How does each of them react to this fact and how significant is eventually the forgiveness when we have to deal with real love ?

Country     / Date of Production

Scotland  /  2011

Runtime

00 hr: 29 min : 53 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer

Nicholas Vafio

Beef Barley Brothers

BeefBarleyBrothers

Synopsis

Steve, a self-interested 9-to-5-er, attempts an act of charity by taking a homeless man to lunch. However, when his fantasy of charity doesn't match the reality, the dynamics between the two unlikely "friends" begin to shift.

Country/Date of Production

USA /  2012

Runtime
00 hr : 10 min : 00 sec

Writer/              Director - Producer
Roberta McDonald / Luke Black

Dent De Lion

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Synopsis

'The Sun's final game Before Sleep.' Dent de Lion follows a boy as he plays with nature and makes up friends and enemies with his imagination under the Summer Sun, blurring the borders between reality and daydream. Somewhere else, a soldier bids his mother farewell as he is called to fight for his country. Somewhere, sometime, the two stories collide altering the protagonists forever.Dent de Lion is an ode to the time of innocence and a lament for its loss.

Country     / Date of Production

Cyprus-UK /  May 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 17 min : 42 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Georgia Nicolaou

Drum and Play

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Synopsis

A tale of two homeless street artists faced against each other by their own ego. Will music be able to save the day?

Country / Date of Production

USA   /  February 2012

Runtime

00 hr : 05 min : 52 secs 

Writer  - Director - Producer
Mohammad Alkazemi

 

Ensemble

Ensemble Mohamed Fekrane

Synopsis

Paris, 1942,  Isaac a Jewish child, escapes the Nazis, he finds refuge in the Mosquée of Paris where Ahmed, (Si Kaddour Benghabrit 1830 -1962) the Imam in charge, takes him under his protection. Ahmed then started to save as many children as he could, preventing them from a certain death… Until he was arrested… A poignant story based on true events.

Country/Date of Production

France /  2011

Runtime
00 hr : 17 min : 00 sec

Writer               / Director              / Producer
Djamel Bouriahi  / Mohamed Fekrane  / Emotion Film Factory

Award 2012

Fairytale

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Synopsis

Another perfect morning in Kate's perfect life, until reality bites hard...
Fairytale is the story of a young girl who deals with an awful domestic situation by creating a perfect fantasy world for herself and her siblings to live in, and how the people she meets on an ordinary morning inadvertently conspire to tear it apart.

Country     / Date of Production

United Kingdom  / May 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 05 min : 15 sec

Writer- Director - Production

Andy Collier

 

Fight by my side

FightByMySide

Synopsis

Frank, a comic geek in his mid 30's, is living his life through his comics. He doesn't go outside his flat, and everyday is just the same. One day he gets tired, and wants to change it all.

Country     / Date of Production

Norway  /  February 2012

Runtime

00 hr : 08 min : 59 sec

Writer - Director            / Producer

Ole-André Rønneberg / Anders Svalestad

From Her To Eternity

FromHerToEternity

Synopsis

An in-temporal and immaterial love story

Country   /  Date of Production

Japan    /  April 2011

Runtime
00 hr : 15 min : 00 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Kondo Reiko

Magic Rabbit 2

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Synopsis

Tells the story of a girl's desperate search for her ex-boyfriend, who has gone back to Japan after their romantic relationship has failed.

Country/Date of Production

Japan /  2011

Runtime
00 hr : 04 min : 58 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Tatsuhiro Kimijima

Marchen II

MarchenII

Synopsis

New trip of little red Riding hood

Country    /  Date of Production

France   /  February 2011

Runtime
00 hr : 13 min : 45 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Kondo Reiko

Marrow

Marrow Ali Wazeeh

Synopsis

Monotony is a killer, and the state of no dialogue between any partners or parties in contact capable of making life unbearable, and full of distress, boredom and depression. Marrow tries to go in this direction to the places discussed the eternal dialectic relationship between male and female, especially in eastern communities.

Country/Date of Production

Syria /  2012

Runtime
00 hr : 11 min : 00 sec

Writer        / Director                / Producer
Ali Wajeeh / Waseem al-Sayed /    G. E. for TV & Radio Production

Martha must fly

MarthaMustFly

Synopsis

It tells the story of Martha, a foreign worker trapped in the employ of a sick old woman who refuses to die. Feeling desperate and lonely, she applies for relocation but is denied. She decides to fight for her freedom and finds it her fantasy world, one last time.

Country     / Date of Production

Israel  /  2011

Runtime

00 hr: 26 min : 36 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer

Maayan Rypp

Portrait

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Synopsis

Two forgotten tickets, a melody from the past and an old painted portrait, give rise to the elderly Mr. Ksenofontas to recall snapshots that stigmatised him , in a last life review , before his memories fade away forever.

Country   / Production Date

Greece    /  2012

Runtime
00 hr : 17 min : 48 secs

Writer - Director - Producer

Katerina Kalentzi  / Agni Tsoka

Regresie

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Synopsis

Ciprian Dragulescu, a forty year old former Romanian Army driver in Afghanistan, seems affected by a very rare condition: mental regression to the development level of a five year old child. The Government's Chief of Psychology, suspecting that Ciprian is involved in fraud, assembles a team of sinister former secret police investigators to expose the protagonist. Meanwhile, Ciprian's fantasies of an Afghan Reality Show (in the form of an elaborate Bollywood musical) get the attention of two undercover C.I.A. agents who have mistaken his dances as ritualized Al Qaeda code. The American agents devise a plan to abduct Ciprian for links with terrorism. Both teams of investigators, unknowingly, converge on Ciprian's home at the same momentous time: Ciprian's birthday celebration.

Country   / Date of Production

Romania /  March 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 18 min : 33 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Robert Popa

Shadow Beyond Time

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Synopsis

Nathaniel Wingate Peaslee is a prodigy at the age of 10. When, at 22, he is granted a professorship position at the Miskatonic University of Arkham, he falls into a coma from which he awakens 16 hours later. The being that awakens however, is not Nathaniel. Leaving his father and home behind, he travels the world having mysterious purposes and a suspicious quest. When he comes back 5 years later, he will try to comprehend what happened and who his body’s previous tenant was, meanwhile being tormented by strange dreams and visions...

Country / Date of Production

Greece      / January 2011

Runtime

00 hr : 24 min : 48 sec

Writer                                    /        Director - Producer
H.P. Lovecraft-John Tzouvelekis / John Tzouvelekis - 4th Wall Pictures

Award 2012

Sokoon

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Synopsis

Haya is a black girl, who is pregnant. She hides her secret from Lulua, a merchant's daughter who ,despite her refusal, is forced to implement the desire of her father accepting the marriage of her cousin, Hamoud.

Both girls find themselves in similar situations - in front of a dark and cruel fate in a male-dominated society.

Country  / Date of Production

Bahrain   /  March 2012

Runtime

00 hr : 17 min : 00 sec 

Writer              / Director - Producer

Fareed Ramadan  /  Ammar Al Kooheji

 

Split Time

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Synopsis

A man and a woman in their mid-thirties. Attractive, single and day-dreamer, they cross each other a million times without ever meeting. Yet, they are meant to be together.

Country / Production Date

France  / April 2012

Runtime
00 hr: 03 min : 15 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer

Fabrice Bracq

Stairway to heaven

Stairwaytoheaven

Synopsis

This film tells the story about the citizen of the big city, who has lost life sense. And in an effort to find it he decided to visit the motherland of his ancestors. And we'll see what was the result of this journey.

Country     / Date of Production

Russian Federation /  March 2012

Runtime
00 hr: 15 min : 00 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer
Serg Kozhin

The Game

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Synopsis

Somewhere between life and death a thrilling chess match takes place. The stake is high - a gateway to the world of living. And the sole referee of this exciting tournament is a figure no one wish to meet in their path.

Country/Date of Production

Poland /  August 2011

Runtime
00 hr : 05 min : 10 sec

Writer-Director / Producer
Marcin Janiec/Arkadiusz Paziewski

The Orchard

The Orchard Poster

Synopsis

An Iranian family picnic in an orchard by a river to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Noor is 14, in love and desperate to live her own life. When she strays too far from the watchful eyes of her family, her desire for independence has devastating consequences.

Country/Date of Production

Australia / November 2011

Runtime
00 hr : 10 min : 45 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Sofi Basseghi

Awards 2012

The Taste of Copper

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Synopsis

A scientist with a secret finds himself threatened by his own creation.

Country / Date of Production

USA   /  May 2012

Runtime

00 hr : 16 min : 33 sec 

Writer - Director / Producer

Michael Stratigakis         / Carolina Groppa

Award 2012

Voices

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Synopsis

Between a present life that can be tolerated by nothing but delusion, and a past life that cannot be evoked without a trick.

Country/Date of Production

Bahrain /  April 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 03 min : 45 sec

Writer - Director - Producer
Hussain Al-Riffaei

Award 2012

Wings to Fly

Wingstofly

Synopsis

Anastasis is a disabled teenager who lives with his mother in Thessaloniki. The film diirector returns ten years after she had taken photographs of him in order to  record his everyday life. The story is about Anastasis but it's also the story of meeting two people who start slowly getting to know each other through the lens of the movie itself.

Country  /  Production Date

France    /  August 2011

Runtime

00 hr: 26 min : 40 sec 

Writer - Director  /  Producer
Nikoleta Batzolaki / Spiros Karkas - University Paris VIII

Wolf Call

Wolf Call

Synopsis

The true Mississippi, civil rights story crafted from public record, transports us back to an historic drama that became a lightning rod for a whole generation of
young people to commit to social change in the 1950s. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine discusses with the two men acquitted for the murder of a 14-year old boy from Chicago whose body was found mutilated in a river.

Country / Date of Production

USA  /  November 2010

Runtime

00 hr : 12 min : 00 sec

Writer / Director - Producer

Rob Underhill-Mike Wiley/Rob Underhill

 

You will regret it

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Synopsis

When friendships become just bad habits, people do horrible things. A black comedy of six friends who don't like each other torn between the memory of better times and the knowledge of the time they're wasting.

Country  / Date of Production

United Kingdom  /  June 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 15 min : 00 sec

Write - Director - Producer

Michael O'Kelly

A.L.F

ALF Lescure Jerome

Synopsis

Officer Chartier to find out what happened that 24th of December he will have to go back 48 hours earlier : Franck's Christmas eve. Franck belongs to a nameless and leaderless commando : the Animal Liberation Front. 

These characters are bound by a limitless empathy towards mistreated animals, and will have to show courage to complete a mission preparing for months. Their goal : to free dogs, condemned to be sold to laboratories for the purpose of live experiments. Their philosophy : when something has gone beyond the boundaries of reason, you have to forget about what's legal, and care about what seems right. During the questioning, Franck understands that one of his fellows betrayed him.

Country / Date of Production

France   /  October 2011

Runtime
01 hr : 36 min : 00 sec

Writer              / Director - Producer
Jérôme Lescure  / Gauthier Lamothe

Award 2012

Beyond The Grave

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Synopsis

In a devastated post-apocalyptic world where the rules of reality are transformed by magic and madness, a vengeful police officer searches for a possessed serial killer in a battle of the not-so-good versus absolute evil.

Country      / Date of Production

Brazil   /  October 2010

Runtime

01 hr : 28 min : 44 sec

Writer - Director / Production

Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro / Isidoro B. Guggiana

Escape from tomorrow

EscapeFromTomorrow

Synopsis

It's a postmodern fairy tale about a middle-aged father whose sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two young women on holiday. Roy Abramsohn (Showtime's Weeds) stars in this surreal fantasy about an overactive imagination and the dark-side of 'family' entertainment.

Country     / Date of Production

USA  /  July  2012

Runtime

01 hr : 43 min : 10 sec

Writer - Director / Producer

Randy Moore     / Gioia Marchese

In This Room

InThisRoom

Synopsis

A man and a woman wake up in a blacked out room. Neither of them has any memory of who they are and how they got there.
They discover that they are locked inside this room and that they are surrounded by a series of items, each of which has a relevance to revealing their identity. 
The mystery to unlocking their relationship unravels as they help each other to remember who they are and also why they are captive 'In this room.'

Country           / Date of Production

United Kingdom /  August 2011

Runtime
01 hr : 10 min : 00 sec

Writer - Director / Producer
Rich Swingle         / Adam Harvey-Chris Wright

Award 2012

Life ! Camera Action

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Synopsis

To be born with a personality is an inherent gift from our parents, but to live as a personality, is an achievement of our own and a return gift to our parents.

Country / Date of Production

USA      /  November 2010

Runtime
01 hr : 30 min : 00 sec

Writer - Director / Producer
Rohit Gupta        /  Paragh Vaishnav-RNG Films

Maya

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Synopsis

'Maya', an inspiring story of passion, of ordinary yet extraordinary people, powered by the force of freedom. In a small town, where job serves as a meaning to win hearts and love, poverty... to trample on personalities, mentalities...to be sold as traditions ... to be misused to interests....'Maya', a drama build up on clashes of mentalities. Sam, son of an Albanian political emigrant visits for the first time Albania to rebury the remains of his father in Motherland. He falls in love with Maya, a married woman to his cousin, early envy of Police Chief. Despite the high pressure he is coping, Sam makes no way back. It is Maya's daughter, 14 years old Alisa that will turn upside down the unthinkable... 

Country / Date of Production

Albania /  January 2011

Runtime
01 hr : 37 min : 38 sec

Writer - Director / Producer
Pluton Vasi         / Vjollca Dedei-ARTFILM P&D

Award 2012

American Songwriter

American Songwriter

Synopsis

Michael Altman's, American Songwriter is a kaleidoscopic musical road trip down a million mile highway of poetry, philosophy and life featuring Nashville hit songwriter, Danny Darst. Altman's American Songwriter traverses the bedrock and backbone of Darst's gritty lay it on the line storytelling style as one of Americana's most talented song-smiths.
From sea to shining sea, hundreds of songs and stories, sixty years of boot leather and worn out steering wheels, American Songwriter draws you into Darst's struggles growing up poor, how he discovered who he was and found redemption through the love of a good woman. Here is a fascinating portrait of an authentic American man.

Country     / Date of Production

USA  /  March 2012

Runtime
00 hr : 55 min : 13 sec

Director             / Producer
Michael Atman /  Karon Altman

Award 2012

Blind Encounter

BlindEncounter

Synopsis

A blind busker on the streets of London has some inspiring views of the world that most of us don't see everyday.

Country           /Date of Production

United Kingdom / December 2011

Runtime
00 hr : 10 min : 10 sec

Director - Producer

Kevin Andrews

Don't Cry For Your Hair

Dontcryforyourhair

Synopsis

When everything around you is for sale, what would you do? Sell? Escape? Resist? The film exposes the brutal nature of the modern Russian capitalism and how it affects the most vulnerable social category - women.

Country/Date of Production

USA /  2012

Runtime
00 hr : 56 min : 50 sec

Director - Producer

Konstantin Semin

Award 2012

Eggs for later (Ei voor later)

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Synopsis

In this intimate documentary director Marieke Schellart (35) reveals how she struggles with the biological clock. She would like to have kids, but the right guy has not arrived yet. To give herself a bit more time she wants to extend fertility by freezing her eggs. Marieke openly discusses this emerging issue of modern society.

Country       / Date of Production

Netherlands  / January 2011

Runtime

00 hrs : 49 mins : 30 secs

Director - Producer

Marieke Schellart

I am going to make a Miracle

MakeaMiracle

Synopsis

I am Going to Make a Miracle looks at the work of the UK based Arcola Theatre and it's Turkish born charismatic artistic director, Mehmet Ergen. The film covers a six month period and includes highlights from five of the theatre's most recent, critically acclaimed productions. The film also highlights the company's desperate fight to secure its financial future.

Country/Date of Production

United Kingdom /  September 2011

Runtime
01 hr : 20 min : 00 sec

Director - Producer
Beverly Andrews

Inside Out

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Synopsis

A documentary for free prisoners.  Stories from inside and outside prison by ex-inmates, who paint a picture of the conditions within prison and the scars left behind. The film provides also insights into the enormous difficulties prisoners face after their release when,burdened with a criminal record, they struggle to integrate themselves into a prejudiced society.

Country  /  Date of Production

Greece  /  2011

Runtime

01 hr : 14 min : 13 sec

Director - Producer

Vangelis Rigas

Award 2012

Mas Man (The Complete Work)

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Synopsis

It is the only film made about the man who reached 80 per cent of the planet in a single night. Mas Man (The Complete Work) explores Peter Minshall's leap from designer in the Trinidad Carnival to an artistic director of the Opening Ceremonies for three Olympic Games, based on his knack for 'making what is small seem big in an Olympic stadium.' Minshall served as an artistic director in the 1992 Barcelona Games; Atalanta, 1996; and Salt Lake City, 2006. Olympic producers found his genius for staging grand spectacles in his native Trinidad, where his themes usually play on good and evil. Where his stage has been the mas, which he brings to the street as theater, way beyond the horizon of masquerade.

Country / Date of Production

Trinidad and Tobago, U S A   / March 2012

Runtime

01 hr : 28 min : 56 sec

Director - Producer
Dalton Narine

Oh Johny

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Synopsis

Johny runs at everyday rhythm. In the sky, time goes by at usual speed.

Country     / Date of Production

Portugal  /  2012

Runtime
00 hr: 17 min : 00 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer
Paulo Carneiro

The Eglouvi Plateau

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Synopsis

The eighty inhabitants of Eglouvi, Lefkada’s most mountainous village, cultivate an organic crop in their fields on the Vouni Plateau, at an altitude of 1000 meters. This is the renowned Eglouvi lentil, considered the best lentil in the world.

The Vouni Plateau contains the unique, ancient settlement of Volti, with its stone houses and threshing floors. The Eglouvi lentil is preserved with the other seeds at the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Regions (ICARDA) in  Syria, with the code number ILL 293.

After the New Year, the women of Eglouvi with their traditional dresses sow their lentil seeds, “with the pagan spirits,” as they say. They then leave the seeds to sleep under the snow. When spring comes, the women return and skillfully weed them. In the summer when the lentils mature, the women uproot them by hand and bring them to the threshing floor, keeping the seeds next year’s sowing.

The women are fewer each year. The Volti settlement is crumbling. This Plateau must be protected for its unique natural beauty, architecture and human activity.

Country   /  Date of Production

Greece    /  2010

Runtime
01 hh : 15 min : 37 sec

Director  - Production
Eleonora Fiorou

 

The Hidden Hand

Hidden Hand

Synopsis

'The Hidden Hand,' examines the phenomena surrounding UFOs, Extra Terrestrials, alien abduction, and the US secret military cover-up of supposed E.T. contact and back-engineering of alien technology. The film incorporates interviews with military insiders like astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, and Col. John Alexander. It also interviews UFO experts like hypnotherapist, David Jacobs, and those who claim to have had actual E.T. contact.
Narrative scenes are interspersed throughout the film to shape the concepts of the film from complimentary viewpoints, weaving a tapestry of fact and fiction into a new world view that may shocking and eye-opening for the viewer.

Country     /   Date of Production

USA          /    May 2012 

Runtime

01 hr: 20 min : 00 sec 

Writer - Director - Producer
James Carman

USKOK

USKOK

Synopsis

The Uskoks were Croatian Habsburg soldiers that inhabited the areas of the eastern Adriatic and the surrounding territories during the Ottoman wars in Europe. Bands of Uskoks fought a fairly successful guerrilla war against the Ottomans, and they formed small units and rowed swift boats. Since the uskoks were checked on land and were rarely paid their annual subsidy, they resorted to acts of piracy.The exploits of the Uskoks contributed to a renewal of war between Venice and the Ottoman Empire. At the Battle of Lepanto a Dalmatian squadron assisted the allied fleets of Spain, Venice, Austria and Papal States to crush Ottoman navy. 

Country / Date of Production

Italy      / January 2011

Runtime

00 hr : 32 min : 00 sec

Writer                     /  Director - Producer
Aniello Zamboni  / Cesare Bornazzini

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