Awards 2014

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Best Animations

Nominations for the best Animations

1. Los Rosales
Director: Daniel Ferreira
From: Italy
2. The Dream of Grandmaster
Director: Jorge M. Rodrigo
From: Spain
3. Theodor The Wolf
Director: David Tromba
From: Italy

Winner: Best Animation

The Dream of the Grandmaster

Country of production: Spain
Language:
Year of production: 2014
Director: Jorge M. Rodrigo
Length of film: 20 min

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Synopsis:

They always say us that we have to chase a dream but what if our dreams are those who persecute us?

Sinopsis:

Siempre nos dicen que hay que perseguir un sueño pero… ¿qué pasa si son nuestros sueños los que nos persiguen a nosotros?

Best Shorter Short

Nominations for the best Shorter Short

1. A Sea Tail.
Director: Dario Di Viesto
From: Italy
2. First Love Limited Edition
Director: C. K Chow
From: Hong Kong
3. V. H. S
Director: Lucas Coimbra
From: Brazil

Winner: Best Shorter Short

A Sea Tail

Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtiltes
Year of production: 2014
Director: Dario Di Viesto
Length of film: 8 min

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Synopsis:

An old sick fisherman has not gotten out of his home since a long time. A friend brings him a fish he has just caught. While the man is cleaning the fish he finds in its bowels a little fish that is still alive. What is he going to do with it?

Sinopsis:

Un anciano pescador que hace mucho tiempo que no sale de su casa recibe la visita de un amigo que le trae un pez recién pescado. Mientras que está limpiándolo, encuentra en su interior otro pez aun con vida. ¿Qué hará el anciano con el pez vivo?

Best Short

Nominations for the best Short

1. Picture Perfect
Director: Irina Izmesteiva
From: UK
2. Arrangement of Thorns
Director: Chris Davis & Julian Lambert
From: UK
3. 5 ways 2 Die
Director: Daina Papadaki
From: Cyprus

Winner: Best Short

5 Ways 2 Die

Country of production: Cyprus
Language: Greek with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Daina Papadaki
Length of film: 16 min 

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Synopsis:

Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.

Sinopsis:

Makis experimenta con diferentes formas de morir, intentando descubrir cuál de todas ellas es la ideal.

Best Documentary

Nominations for the best Documentary

1. Ice Bear
Director: Oliver Parker
From: UK
2. Zero Tolerance
Director: Sarah Gibbings
From: Spain
3. Positive Hell
Director: Andi Reiss
From: UK

Winner: Best Documentary

Ice Bear

Country of production: UK
Language: English with Spanish subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Oliver Parker
Length of film: 59 mins

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Synopsis:

Sculptor Mark Coreth captures the essence of the Arctic in the form of a life-sized ice-sculpture of a polar bear for Trafalgar Square. As it melts, it leaves a skeleton, a pool of water and a powerful environmental message.

Sinopsis:

El escultor Mark Coreth captura la esencia del Ártico en la escultura de hielo de un oso polar en la Trafalgar Square. Según se va derritiendo, va dejando ver el esqueleto, una piscina de agua y un brutal mensaje medioambiental.

Best Feature Film

Nominations for the best Feature Film

1. Wingman
Director: Jim Garrison
From: Canada
2. Almost Married
Director: Ben Cookson
From: UK
3. Si-o-Se Pol
Director: Henrik Peschel
From : Germany
Winner:

Winner: Best Feature Film

Almost Married

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ben Cookson
Length of film: 97 min

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Synopsis:

When Kyle returns from his stag-do with a sexually transmitted disease he’s left unable to have sex with his fiancée in the run-up to their wedding.  With advice from Jarvis, his best man and only confidant, Kyle does everything he can to avoid any form of sexual contact with his bride-to-be.

Sinopsis:

Cuando Kyle regresa de su despedida de soltero con una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, se siente incapaz de tener relaciones sexuales con su pareja los días previos a la boda. Aconsejado por su amigo Jarvis, Kyle hace todo lo posible para evitar cualquier tipo de contacto sexual con su prometida.

Information for the festival screenings and events can be found below and you can navigate individual sections using the tabs (above) to see the films in greater detail including trailers. Alternatively, please click here to view/download the program in PDF format.

Screening & Events Program

Wednesday 1st October

Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.

Screen one:

4.00pm-6.00pm

Original title: 05.RED.04.CLAY
Title in English: 05.RED.04.CLAY
Country of production: Argentina
Director: Milos Twilight
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 99 min

6.00pm-8.00pm

Original title: Pied piper
Title in English: Pied piper
Country of production: India
Director: Vivek Budakoti
Language: Indian with English subtitles
Running time: 113min

9.00pm-10pm

Be Free: Gay & Lesbian Films

Berlin Angel (20 mins, Germany)
Electric Indigo (24 mins, Belgium)
Sin Love (15 mins, Spain)

Screen two:

5.00pm-7.00pm

Group A:

S22. Original title: Ruslan
Title in English: Ruslan
Country of production: Germany/ Russia& UK
Director: Taisia Deeva
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 10 min

S1. Original title: 41° Parallelo
Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 21 min

A2. Original title: Lupo Teodoro
Title in English: Theodor the Wolf
Country of production: Italy
Director: Davide Tromba
Running time: 4 min

S4. Original title: ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
Title in English: ANNIVERSARY WALTZ
Country of production: UK
Director: JO SOUTHWELL
Language: English
Running time: 14 min

S19. Original title: Four tails
Title in English: Four tails
Country of production: UK
Director: Christopher Villiers
Language: English
Running time: 25 min

S23. Original title: Piccola storia di mare
Title in English: A sea Tale
Country of production: Italy
Director: DARIO DI VIESTO
Language: Italian with English subtitle
Running time: 8 min

S3. Original title: Leben!
Title in English: Touching Life
Country of production: Germany
Director: Carolin Faerber
Language: German with English subtitles
Running time: 18 min

7.00pm-9.00pm

Original title: The Wingman
Title in English: The Wingman
Country of production: Canada
Director: Jim Garrison
Language: English
Running time: 89 min

Thursday 2nd October

Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.

Screen one:

4.00pm-6.00pm:

Original title: Marriage material
Title in English: Marriage material
Country of production: U.S.A
Director: Ann Fishman
Language: English
Running time: 103 min

6.00pm-8.00pm:

Original title: Star child
Title in English: Star child
Country of production: Japan
Director: Hikaru Horii
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Running time : 80 min

9.00pm-11.00pm

West Side Story (Tribute to Leonard Bernstein)

Screen two:

3.00pm-5.00pm

Group C:

S10. Original title: Mi Deuda Con Ilsa
Title in English: My Debt With Ilsa
Country of production: USA
Director: Damian Romay
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 15 min

S11. Original title: VHS – Victor Home System
Title in English: VHS – Victor Home System
Country of production: Brazil
Director: Lucas Coimbra
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 17 min

S12. Original title: Sang Vergogne
Title in English: Sang Vergogne
Country of production: France
Director: Christopher Zengomona
Language: French with English subtitles
Running time: 15min

A.1 Original title: Los Rosales
Title in English: Los Rosales
Country of production: Italy
Director: DANIEL FERREIRA
Running time: 10 min

S13. Original title: Arrangement of Thorns
Title in English: Arrangement of Thorns
Country of production: UK
Director: Chris Davis & Julian Lambert
Language: English
Running time: 20 min

S14. Original title: That You Had Never Called
Title in English: That You Had Never Called
Country of production: USA
Director: Kenneth Marken
Language: English
Running time: 25 min

5.00pm-7.00pm:

Group D:

S.15 Original title: Picture perfect
Title in English: Picture perfect
Country of production: UK
Director: irina izmesteiva
Language: English
Running time: 30 min

S16. Original title: A night to remember
Title in English: A night to remember
Country of production: South Africa
Director: André Pretorius
Language: English
Running time: 25 min

S17. Original title: Lifever
Title in English: Lifever
Country of production: France
Director: Ted Hardy-Carnac
Language: French with English subtitles
Running time: 14 min

S9 Original title: Vanitas
Title in English: Vanitas
Country of production: Austria
Director: Rainer Antesberger
Language: None
Running time: 25 min

D6 Original title: Jesse Belvin: Mr. Easy
Title in English: Jesse Belvin: Mr. Easy
Country of production:USA
Director: Gary Levingston
Language: English
Running time: 10 min

7.00pm-9.00pm

Original title: Almost married
Title in English: Almost married
Country of production: U.K
Director: Ben Cookson
Language: English
Running time: 97 min

 

Friday 3rd October

Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.

Screen one:

4.00pm-6.00pm:

Original title: Tarmaii Jangi Peshu
Title in English: Phantom of a previous war
Country of production: Kurdistan
Director: Hawre Mustafa
Language: Kurdish with English subtitles
Running time: 80 min

6.00pm-8.00pm:

Original title: I Sell Love
Title in English: I Sell Love
Country of production: Hong Kong
Director: Kevin Chu
Language: Chinese with English subtitles
Running time: 104 min

Screen two:

3.00pm-5.00pm:

Group B:

S6. Original title: Fate come a casa vostra
Title in English: Make yourself at home
Country of production: Italy
Director: Henry Fanfan Latulyp
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 16 mins

S7. Original title: Yellow Rain
Title in English: Yellow Rain
Country of production: USA
Director: L. Warren Thompson
Language: English
Running time: 20 min

S5. Original title: A- Way
Title in English: A- Way
Country of production: Taiwan
Director: Chien-Hung Lien
Language: Taiwanese with English subtitle
Running time: 30 min

S28. Original title: Blame It On The Hat
Title in English: La Culpa Es Del Sombrero
Country of production: Mexico
Director: Alexander Baros
Running time: 8 min

5.00pm-7.00pm:

Original title: Dead cat
Title in English: Dead cat
Country of production: UK
Director: Stefan Georgiou
Language: English
Running time: 86 Min

7.00pm-9.00pm:

Original title: Si-o-se pol
Title in English: Si-o-se pol
Country of production: Germany
Director: Henrik Peschel
Language: German with English subtitles
Running time: 82 min

9.00pm – 11.00pm

Some Like It Hot (Tribute to Billy Wilder)

 

Saturday 4th October

Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.

Screen one:

4.00pm-6.00pm:

Original title: Two days in the Smoke
Title in English: Two days in the Smoke
Country of production: UK
Director: Ben Pickering
Language: English
Running time: 94 mins

6.00pm-8.00pm:

Original title: Blood & Carpet
Title in English: Blood & Carpet
Country of production: UK
Director: Graham Fletcher-Cook
Language: English
Running time : 75 min

9.00pm-11.00pm:

The Shining (Tribute to Stanley Kubrick)

Screen two:

3.00pm-5.00pm:

Group H:

D4. Original title: Zero tolerance
Title in English: Zero tolerance
Country of production: Spain
Director: Sarah Gibbings
Language: English
Running time: 80 mins

A3. Original title: Aspirations
Title in English: Aspirations
Country of production: Israel
Director: Gal Daniel
Running time: 4 min

S26. Original title: First Love Limited Edition
Title in English: First Love Limited Edition
Country of production: Hong Kong
Director: Chi Kwong Chow
Language: Chines with English subtitle
Running time: 9 min

5.00pm-7.00pm:

Group G:

D3 Original title: Ice bear
Title in English: Ice bear
Country of production: UK
Director: Oliver Parker
Language: English with Spanish sub-titles
Running time: 59 mins

D7. Original title: Red Dust
Title in English: Red Dust
Country of production: UK
Director: Ilona Kacieja
Language: English
Running time: 17 min

S25. Original title: Acabo de tener un sueño
Title in English: I’ve just had a dream
Country of production: Spain
Director: JAVIER NAVARRO MONTERO
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 7 min

A5 Original title: EL SUEÑO DEL MAESTRO DE AJEDREZ
Title in English: The dream of the grandmaster”
Country of production: Spain
Director: JORGE M. RODRIGO
Running time 20 min

7.00pm-9.00pm:

Original title: Hasta manana
Title in English: Hasta manana
Country of production: France
Director: Olivier Vidal and Sebastien Meggiani
Language: French with English subtitles
Running time: 81 Min

Sunday 5th October

Venue: Palace The Congress, Marbella.

Screen one:

1.00pm-3.00pm:

Group F:

D1. Original title: Positive hell
Title in English: Positive hell
Country of production: UK
Director: Andi Reiss
Language: English
Running time: 30 mins

D2. Original title: Tikotin
Title in English: Tikotin
Country of production: Netherlands
Director: Santje Kramer
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Running time: 76 Min

3.00pm-5.00pm:

Original title: Candlestick
Title in English: Candlestick
Country of production: U.K
Director: Christopher Presswell
Language: English
Running time: 83 Min

5.00pm-7.00pm:

Winner of 2013 MIFF – Esto No Es Una Cita (I Am Dating You Not)

Screen two:

1.30pm-3.30pm:

Group E:

S18. Original title: 5 TROPOI NA PETHANEIS
Title in English: 5 WAYS 2 DIE
Country of production: Cyprus
Director: Daina Papadaki
Language: Greek with English subtitles
Running time: 16 min

S20. Original title: None
Title in English: The Substitute Fate
Country of production: Russia
Director: Sergey Burov
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 20 min

S21. Original title: Milkshake
Title in English: Milkshake
Country of production: South Korea
Director: SangJin Ko
Language: English
Running time: 30 min

S2. Original title: Hasta las yemas
Title in English: Deep into the yolk
Country of production: Argentina
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 15 min

S24. Original title: Venganza
Title in English: Revenge
Country of production: Spain
Director: Miguel.A.Postigo
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Running time: 5 min

S27. Original title: Mal u Klel
Title in English: Home & Key
Country of production: Kurdistan
Director: Shwan Attoff
Language: Kurdish with English subtitles
Running time: 15 min

3.30pm-5.30pm:

Original title: Pecado fatal
Title in English: Fatal sin
Country of production: Portugal with English subtitles
Director: Luis Diogo
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Running time: 90 Min

Shorts 2014

Anniversary Waltz

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Jo Southwell
Length of film: 14 min

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Synopsis:

A lovers' tiff or the end of a marriage ? Enter the window cleaner - a man of wisdom and philosophy. The young wife learns that some things are worth saving, others are of no importance. The difference ? It's love.

Sinopsis:

¿Una pelea de enamorados o el fin de un matrimonio? El hombre que limpia las ventanas es un hombre sabio y filósofo. La joven esposa aprende que en la vida hay cosas que realmente merecen la pela y otras que no tienen importancia. ¿La diferencia? El amor.

41° Parallel

Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: David Dapporto
Length of film: 21 min

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Synopsis:

11 September 2001: It’s a day like any other in Naples but soon an event that is destined to remain ingrained forever in our collective unconscious will burst. In that same instant other existences are caught in their daily routine. Four stories that intertwine and chase one another in a unique choral narration dedicated to all of those who were not there on that fateful 11th of September.

Sinopsis:

11 de septiembre 2001 En Nápoles es un día como cualquier otro pero pronto sucederá un evento destinado a permanecer en la memoria de todos. En ese mismo instante otras vidas, otras existencias, son captadas en su rutina diaria. Cuatro historias que se cruzan y entremezclan unas con otras en una narración coral única dedicada a todos aquellos que no estuvieron allí aquel fatídico 11 de Septiembre

5 Ways 2 Die

Country of production: Cyprus
Language: Greek with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Daina Papadaki
Length of film: 16 min 

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Synopsis:

Makis explores different ways of death, struggling to achieve the most ideal result.

Sinopsis:

Makis experimenta con diferentes formas de morir, intentando descubrir cuál de todas ellas es la ideal.

A Night To Remember

Country of production: South Africa
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: André Pretorius
Length of film: 25 min

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Synopsis:

An amnesiac in a rented superhero costume is conned by a homeless man into believing he really is a superhero. He sets out on an adventure to find his superpowers.

Sinopsis:

Un amnésico disfrazado de súper héroe es engañado por un mendigo que le hace creer que realmente es súper héroe y se embarca en la aventura de encontrar sus súper poderes.

A Sea Tail

Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtiltes
Year of production: 2014
Director: Dario Di Viesto
Length of film: 8 min

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Synopsis:

An old sick fisherman has not gotten out of his home since a long time. A friend brings him a fish he has just caught. While the man is cleaning the fish he finds in its bowels a little fish that is still alive. What is he going to do with it?

Sinopsis:

Un anciano pescador que hace mucho tiempo que no sale de su casa recibe la visita de un amigo que le trae un pez recién pescado. Mientras que está limpiándolo, encuentra en su interior otro pez aun con vida. ¿Qué hará el anciano con el pez vivo?

A-Way

Country of production: Taiwan
Language: Taiwanese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Chien-Hung Lien
Length of film: 30 min

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Synopsis:

A-Way is a substitute civilian serviceman at physically and mentally disability Division. In this office, there are a lot of weird people and things. For A-Way, this is a bizarre but unforgettable memory...

Sinopsis:

A-Way es un civil al servicio del ejército sustituto en un centro de discapacitados físicos y mentales de la División. En esta oficina hay muchas personas extrañas. Para A-Way será un recuerdo estrambótico pero inolvidable…

Arrangement Of Thorns

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Chris Davis & Julian Lambert
Length of film: 20 min

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Synopsis:

When strange things start to occur on the arrival of three new students, Sam takes it upon himself to discover the truth.

Sinopsis:

Cuando comienzan a suceder cosas extrañas con la llegada de los tres nuevos estudiantes, Sam se propone así mismo descubrir la verdad de lo que sucede…

Blame It On The Hat

Country of production: Mexico
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Alexander Barrios
Length of film: 16 mins

Synopsis:

Henry is obsessed with a special hat and fascinated by magical things. After a long absense he returns to the house in which he grew up to get to know his nephew, Alex. However, things aren’t quite as they seem and his return fuels his obsession and digs up a past that can’t be ignored.

Sinopsis:

Henry está obsesionado con un sombrero especial y fascinado por las cosas mágicas . Después de una larga ausencia regresa a la casa en la que creció hasta llegar a conocer a su sobrino, Alex. Sin embargo, las cosas no son como parecen y sus combustibles retorno de su obsesión y desentierra un pasado que no puede ser ignorada .

Deep Into The Yolk

Country of production: Argentina
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Erwin LUCHTENBERG
Length of film: 15 min

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Synopsis:

Hugo (35) suffers a great compulsion by eating eggs. One night he receives the worst news by TV: an egg producers association is going on strike. Hugo panics and after overcoming different obstacles he realizes that he isn’t the only one who hides this obsession.

Sinopsis:

Hugo (35) sufre una gran compulsión por el consumo de huevos. Una noche recibe por TV la peor de las noticias: se ha declarado una huelga nacional de producción de huevos. Tras atravesar diversos obstáculos para conseguir sus huevos Hugo descubrirá que no es el único que vive su obsesión.

First Love Limited Edition

Country of production: Hong Kong
Language: Chinese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Chi Kwong Chow
Length of film: 9 min

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Synopsis:

In the near future, feelings become commercial products and the most expensive one is 'first love'. C, a young saleswoman who could not afford but eager to experience it, steals the newest product ' first love plus'. However, she is chased after by the inspector.

Sinopsis:

En un futuro cercano, los sentimientos se convierten en productos comerciales y el más caro de todos ellos es el “Primer Amor”. C, una joven vendedora que no puede permitírselo pero que desea experimentarlo, decide robar el producto “Primer Amor Plus”. Sin embargo, el inspector la descubre…

Four Tails

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Christopher Villiers
Length of film: 25 min

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Synopsis:

Four friends meet to walk their dogs together every day on Hampstead Heath. They reveal their hopes, dreams and fears in some unusual ways. They are all looking for love but perhaps the perfect man does not exist.... or maybe he goes running on the Heath.

Sinopsis:

Cuatro amigas quedan todos los días para pasear a sus perros juntas por Hampstead Heath. Ellas se cuentan sus esperanzas, sus sueños y sus miedos de diferentes maneras. Todas ellas buscan el amor pero quizás el hombre perfecto no existe…

Home & Key

Country of production: Kurdistan
Language: Kurdish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Shwan Attoff
Length of film: 15min

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Synopsis:

The story of this Film is an aesthetic narration of the death of a Kurdish Family, along the 20th century.

Sinopsis:

La historia de esta película es la narración estética de la muerte de una familia kurda a lo largo del siglo

I’ve Just Had A Dream

Country of production: Spain
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Javier Navarro Montero
Length of film: 7 min

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Synopsis:

Irene is eight and she just woke up from a horrible dream.

Sinopsis:

Irene tiene ocho años y acaba de despertar de un sueño horrible

Lifever

Country of production: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ted Hardy-Carnac
Length of film: 14 min

Synopsis:

Karine is 16 and lives with her mother. Every day, she chats with her father on a web cam. Mixing social drama and science fiction, the movie dives into the day-to-day life of an almost normal family...

Sinopsis:

Karin tiene 16 años y vive con su madre. Cada día, ella chatea con su padre. Una mezcla de drama social con ciencia ficción, una película que te lleva hasta la profundidad del día a día de una familia normal.

Make Yourself At Home

Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Henry Fanfan Latulyp
Length of film: 16 mins

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Synopsis:

Ousman is a young Malaysian worker, immigrant in Bologna. When he works during the night he usually sleeps during the day. Today he forgot that his cousins are coming from Africa. In a short time they'll upset all his programs

Sinopsis:

es un joven trabajador malasio, inmigrante en Bolonia. Normalmente trabaja de noche y duerme de día. Hoy ha olvidado que sus primos están viniendo desde África. En un momento desbaratarán todos sus planes.

Milkshake

Country of production: South Korea
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: SangJin Ko
Length of film: 30 min

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Synopsis:

After their parents died, an adopted teenage boy struggles to live with his adoptive little sister against harsh reality.

Sinopsis:

Tras la muerte de sus padres, un adolescente adoptado intenta vivir con su hermana adoptiva contra la dura realidad.

My Debt With Ilsa

Country of production: USA
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Damian Romay
Length of film: 15 min

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Synopsis:

Daniel goes through the same boring routine every day. He walks into the call-center, sits in his gray cubicle, and tries to collect debts from people who avoid him. That's until Ilsa, the 17-year-old daughter of a debtor, answers the phone.

Sinopsis:

Daniel tiene una vida rutinaria y aburrida día tras día. Llega hasta el call-center donde trabaja, se sienta en su cubículo gris, y trata de cobrar deudas de personas que le evitan. .. hasta que un día Ilsa, la hija de 17 años de uno de sus deudores, contesta al teléfono…

Picture Perfect

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: irina izmesteiva
Length of film: 30 min

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Synopsis:

Daniel is just another grumpy old man. His sister Muriel's efforts to get him out into the world lead them to a car boot sale, and he surprises her with a particularly unappealing purchase that reminds him of his childhood, and a lost love.

Sinopsis:

Daniel es un viejo cascarrabias más. Los esfuerzos de su hermana Muriel para sacarle de sum undo le llevan hasta un mercadillo y él le sorprende con una compra inusual que le llevará de vuelta a su niñez y a la pérdida del amor.

Revenge

Country of production: Spain
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Miguel.A.Postigo
Length of film: 5 min

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Synopsis:

Oscar is a child who has been abused by his dad as well as his mother and his brother (Sergi). The story begins after their mum abandons them. Living in that house starts getting harder when they find themselves behind the control of a alcoholic and unbalanced father Mateo

Sinopsis:

Oscar es un niño que durante toda su infancia sufre el maltrato y acoso de su padre hacia él su madre y su hermano pequeño Sergi. La historia comienza años después del abandono de la madre. La convivencia del hogar se sostiene bajo la dictadura de un padre desequilibrado y alcohólico.

Ruslan

Country of production: Germany/ Russia& UK
Language: Russian with English subtiltes
Year of production: 2014
Director: Taisia Deeva
Length of film: 10 min

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Synopsis:

The discovery of his own mortality makes a 6 year-old boy go through a strong emotional experience.

Sinopsis:

El descubrimiento de su propia mortalidad hace que un niño de seis años viva una dura experiencia emocional.

Sang Vergogne

Country of production: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Christopher Zengomona
Length of film: 15min

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Synopsis:

A mysterious man aboard a powerful car through Paris, meeting suspicious individuals ...

Sinopsis:

Un hombre misterioso se dedica a recorrer París en un potente coche, encontrándose con personajes de todo tipo…

That You Had Never Called

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Kenneth Marken
Length of film: 25 min

Synopsis:

Since learning of her ex-husband's infidelity, Evelyn has spent eighteen lonely years committed solely to raising her four children as a single mom in a small Wyoming town. On the eve of welcoming all four home from college for Thanksgiving, she chances to meet Tom who she invites to Thanksgiving Dinner with her children, only to discover that he may have far more connection to her past than to her future.

Sinopsis:

Desde que se enteró de la infidelidad de su marido, Eveyn ha pasado 18 años de su vida sola y dedicada únicamente a sacar adelante a sus 4 hijos como madre soltera en la pequeña ciudad de Wyoming. El día previo a la llegada de sus hijos a casa para celebrar el día de Acción de Gracias, ella se encuentra con Tom y le invita a cenar al día siguiente con ella y con los chicos. Únicamente servirá para descubrir que tienen más cosas en común sobre su pasado que sobre el futuro.

The Substitute Fate

Country of production: Russia
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Sergey Burov
Length of film: 20 min

Synopsis:

Maxim is a person with positive attitude to the fate which loves him too. But even fate has a vacation. And will the one who replaces Maxim's fate properly cope with its task - is the big question!

Sinopsis:

Maxim es una persona con actitud positive ante el destino y el destino le quiere. Pero incluso el destino se toma un descanso. ¿Será el sustituto de este destino lo suficientemente válido para llevar a cabo su cometido? Esta es la gran pregunta…

Touching Life

Country of production: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Carolin Faerber
Length of film: 18 min

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Synopsis:

Ben (28) suffers from anxieties and an obsessive-compulsive disorder which he can't stand any longer. Medication and therapy have had no positive effects so far and his girlfriend left him because she couldn't cope with the situation. Ben's most burning desire is to be normal again but even having a job again would be a big step into the right direction. When he's invited for a job interview he decides to risk it all and to face his fears for one – long – day.

Sinopsis:

Ben padece de varias fobias severas y de una manía por la limpieza corporal casi insoportables. No encuentra ayuda ni con pastillas ni con terapias. Además su novia le ha abandonado al no poder soportar más la situación. El deseo más grande de Ben es curarse pero también volver a tener un trabajo estable lo cual sería un gran avance en su vida. Un día Ben recibe una prometedora oferta de trabajo y decide reunir todas sus fuerzas para superar sus fobias por un día entero.

Vanitas

Country of production: Austria
Language: German with English subtitles
Year of production: 2013
Director: Rainer Antesberger
Length of film: 25 mins

Synopsis:

An old man struggles to deal with the outlook on his future in a retirement home. In search for memories of better days he crosses the woods on his wheelchair towards his former hunting lodge. But as soon as he arrives at the shelter his recollections of the past interweave with dark hallucinations.

Sinopsis:

Un anciano se esfuerza por hacer frente a la perspectiva de su futuro en una casa de retiro . En busca de los recuerdos de días mejores que él cruza el bosque en su silla de ruedas hacia su antiguo refugio de caza . Pero tan pronto como se llega al refugio de sus recuerdos del pasado se entremezclan con alucinaciones oscuros .

VHS – Victor Home System

Country of production: Brazil
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Lucas Coimbra
Length of film: 17 min

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Synopsis:

Victor pirates movies on VHS for a criminal organization, but risks selling tapes out of the loop. The young man then meets her neighbour Laura, who questions his lifestyle.

Sinopsis:

Víctor piratea películas en VHS para una organización criminal pero se arriesga vendiéndolas. Entonces, un día se encuentra con su vecina Laura, que pone en duda su modo de vida.

Yellow Rain

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: L. Warren Thompson
Length of film: 20 min

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Synopsis:

Near the end of the Cold War, the US government received numerous reports from Southeast Asia of chemical weapons being used against the democratic insurgents. Matthew Meselson, a Harvard Molecular Biologist, reviewed samples of the substance, but was unconvinced that what the US government found was a weapon.

Sinopsis:

Al final de la Guerra Fría, el gobierno norteamericano recibe numerosos informes del Sureste asiático sobre armas químicas que están siendo utilizadas contra los insurgentes demócratas. Matthew Meselson, un biólogo molecular de Harvard, revisa muestras de esta sustancia pero no son lo suficientemente convincentes como para afirmar que el gobierno norteamericano haya encontrado un arma química.

Documentaries 2014

05 Red 04 Clay

Country of production: Argentina
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Milos Twilight
Length of film: 99 mins

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Synopsis:

The clusters of these talented players have formed what is now known in their country as the Argentine Legion. The term was coined by the fans, because of the soldiers fighting I aboard for their country. These Legionaries did something unique in the history of this sport by leading Argentine tennis to glory for the first time. They came from nothing, to meeting Royalty and the famous Stars of Hollywood.

Sinopsis:

El grupo de talentosos jugadores que han formado es lo que hoy conocemos como “Legión Argentina”. El término fue acuñado por los fans, sacado de los soldados que lucharon por su país. Estos legionarios hicieron algo único en la historia de este deporte llevando el tenis en Argentina al más alto nivel por primera vez. Llegaron de la nada para encontrarse con la Realeza y famosas estrellas de Hollywood.

Ice Bear

Country of production: UK
Language: English with Spanish subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Oliver Parker
Length of film: 59 mins

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Synopsis:

Sculptor Mark Coreth captures the essence of the Arctic in the form of a life-sized ice-sculpture of a polar bear for Trafalgar Square. As it melts, it leaves a skeleton, a pool of water and a powerful environmental message.

Sinopsis:

El escultor Mark Coreth captura la esencia del Ártico en la escultura de hielo de un oso polar en la Trafalgar Square. Según se va derritiendo, va dejando ver el esqueleto, una piscina de agua y un brutal mensaje medioambiental.

Jesse Belvin: Mr Easy

Country of production: USA
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Gary Levingston
Length of film: 10 min

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Synopsis:

Jesse Belvin: Mr. Easy is a Bio Drama about a songwriter/singer in Los Angeles, California, selling his songs for as little as $100 to record company executives and local record store owners between 1950 and 1959.

Sinopsis:

“Jesse Belvin: Mr. Easy” es un bio drama sobre un compositor y cantante en Los Ángeles, California, que vende canciones por la miserable cantidad de 100$ entre 1950 y 1959.

Positive Hell

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Andi Reiss
Length of film: 30 mins

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Synopsis:

POSITIVE HELL is the story of five individuals who have defied their doctors and lived on for nearly thirty years with a diagnosis of death. The film highlights a network of people diagnosed HIV positive in the province of Galicia, Northern Spain.

Sinopsis:

“Positive Hell” es la historia de 5 individuos que han desafiado a sus médicos y se han mantenido con vida durante cerca de 30 años a pesar de haber tenido un diagnóstico mortal. La película resalta el contacto de gente diagnosticada con el VIH en la provincia de Galicia, al norte de España

Red Dust

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ilona Kacieja
Length of film: 17 min

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Synopsis:

Red Dust is a creative, yet hared-hitting, journalistic style, environmental rights, documentary film. It tells the story of Ravens Craig Steelworks, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, in terms of pollution related illnesses, suffered and still being suffered by former workers, residents, and their children.

Sinopsis:

“Red Dust” es un documental creativo, de estilo periodístico y de derechos medioambientales. Cuenta la historia de Raven Craig Steelworks, en North Lanarkshire, Escocia, y las enfermedades derivadas de la contaminación, sufridas y sufriendo actualmente por los granjeros y habitantes de la zona.

Tikotin

Country of production: Netherlands
Language: Dutch with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Santje Kramer
Length of film: 76mins

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Synopsis:

Tikotin - A life devoted to Japanese Art His passion for Japanese art brings a famous German Jewish art dealer all over the world. Two World Wars and a series of personal adversities later, the Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art shines on Mount Carmel in Haifa. The art dealer travels on, indefatigable.

Sinopsis:

Tikotin – Una vida dedicada al arte japonés. Su pasión por el arte japonés lleva a un famoso marchante de arte judío alemán por todo el mundo. Dos guerras mundiales y una serie de adversidades personales posteriores, el museo de arte japonés Tikotin, brilla en Monte Carmel en Haifa. El marchante viaja incansable.

Zero Tolerance

Country of production: Spain
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Sarah Gibbings
Length of film: 80 mins

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Synopsis:

Why are children as young as five being arrested in schools across the USA? In a misguided attempt to avoid another Columbine, Zero Tolerance policies in schools have detained, fined and incarcerated hundreds of thousands of children for offences such as chewing gum or being late for class. Critics claim that the cops go too far, Have American schools become a pipeline to prison?

Sinopsis:

¿Por qué niños con apenas cinco años son arrestados en los colegios de Estados Unidos? En un fallido intento de evitar otro Columbine, las reglas de “Zero Tolerance” en colegios han detenido, multado y encarcelado a cientos de miles de niños por infracciones tales como comer chicle o llegar tarde a clase.

Features 2014

Almost Married

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ben Cookson
Length of film: 97 min

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Synopsis:

When Kyle returns from his stag-do with a sexually transmitted disease he’s left unable to have sex with his fiancée in the run-up to their wedding.  With advice from Jarvis, his best man and only confidant, Kyle does everything he can to avoid any form of sexual contact with his bride-to-be.

Sinopsis:

Cuando Kyle regresa de su despedida de soltero con una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, se siente incapaz de tener relaciones sexuales con su pareja los días previos a la boda. Aconsejado por su amigo Jarvis, Kyle hace todo lo posible para evitar cualquier tipo de contacto sexual con su prometida.

Blood & Carpet

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Graham Fletcher-Cook
Length of film: 75 min

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Synopsis:

Set in East London. In the late 1960's there were no CCTV or crime scene DNA testing, but disposing of a dead body was still bloody murder.

Sinopsis:

La escena se sitúa en Londres, a finales de los 60, cuando todavía no existía el CCTV o los análisis de ADN en la escena de un crimen. Deshacerse de un cadáver era considerado todavía un crimen de sangre.

Candlestick

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Christopher Presswell
Length of film: 83 mins

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Synopsis:

A seemingly ordinary social gathering takes a dark turn when Jack suggests that his best friend's wife may be cheating on him. But over the course of the evening, it emerges that something far more sinister may be afoot...

Sinopsis:

Una reunión aparentemente normal da un giro repentino cuando Jack sugiere que su mejor amigo y su mujer están engañándole. Pero durante el transcurso de la noche, parece que algo mucho más siniestro está sucediendo…

Dead Cat

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Stefan Georgiou
Length of film: 86 mins

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Synopsis:

Michael and Kristen were child hood sweethearts, but haven't spoken in 10 years. Thrown back together as they both begin their thirties, is there still anything between them? With nothing but a gang of dysfunctional friends as allies will they discover if this second chance is love or just nostalgia? Dead Cat is a quirky take on contemporary relationships in London.

Sinopsis:

Micael y Kristen estaban enamorados en la adolescencia, pero han pasado 10 años desde que no han vuelto a hablar. Ahora que ambos están en la treintena ¿quedará todavía algo entre ellos? Sin otra ayuda que la de su panda de amigos como alidos, ¿descubrirán si esta segunda oportunidad es amor o simplemente nostalgia? “Dead Cat” habla sobre las estrafalarias relaciones personales en Londres.

Fatal Sin

Country of production: Portugal
Language: Portugese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Luis Diogo
Length of film: 90 mins

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Synopsis:

A boy and a girl fall in love. But on the night they met, she was drunk and stoned and he took advantage of her. Although she does not remember almost anything from that night, she remembers something that may compromise their relationship.

Sinopsis:

Un chico y una chica se enamoran. Pero la noche que quedan, ella es emborrachada y drogada y él se aprovecha de ella. Aunque ella no recuerda casi nada de aquella noche, sí que recuerda algo que puede comprometer su relación…

Hasta Manana

Country of production: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Olivier Vidal and Sebastien Meggiani
Length of film: 81 mins

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Synopsis:

14-year-old Leo leaves a psychiatric hospital following a short stay. Orphaned at a young age, writing is his only form of escape and he dreams of one day meeting his hero, Claude Lelouch. His friend Nino, who grew up in the same care home, eagerly awaits his return. Throughout his journey, Nino sends Leo letters describing his adventures. But Leo starts to realize that maybe his friend has his own reasons for taking off...

Sinopsis:

Leo, de 14 años, abandona un hospital psiquiátrico tras una breve estancia. Quedándose huérfano muy niño, escribir es su única forma de escape y sueña con conocer algún día a su héroe, Claude Lelouch. Su amigo Nino, que creció en la misma casa de acogida, espera su regreso con impaciencia. A lo largo de su viaje, Nino envía cartas a Leo contándole sus aventuras. Pero Leo comienza a darse cuenta de que tal vez su amigo tiene sus propias razones para marcharse…

I Sell Love

Country of production:
Language: Chinese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Kevin Chu
Length of film: 104 mins

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Synopsis:

Undergraduate Tiffany undertook compensated dating, regarding it as pure personal choice that has nothing to do with ethics. Only when she met long term sponsor, Cheung (Kai Chi Liu) and a young guy of integrity and passion, she finally realized she had to pay for what she had chosen.

Sinopsis:

Durante el curso universitario Tiffany cobra por las citas, alegando que es una opción personal que no tiene nada que ver con la ética. Únicamente cuando encuentra a un mecenas para una larga temporada (Kai Chi Liu) y a un joven con integridad y pasión, ella se da cuenta de que tiene que pagar por lo que ha escogido.

London Payback

Country of production: UK
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ben Pickering
Length of film: 94 mins

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Synopsis:

City lawyer Brad Walker is having the worst day of his life. His high-maintenance girlfriend Sasha, has left him for his so-called friend Tom. On a night out he overhears a conversation between two drug dealers that will change his life forever...

Sinopsis:

Abogado City Brad Walker está teniendo el peor día de su vida . Su novia de alto mantenimiento Sasha , le ha dejado por su supuesto amigo Tom . En una noche que él escucha una conversación entre dos traficantes de drogas que cambiará su vida para siempre ...

Marriage Material

Country of production: U.S.A
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Ann Fishman
Length of film: 103 mins

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Synopsis:

Iris Carsen wants her daughter to find a man who is 'marriage material' in other words 'rich' until she finds herself in love with her own man who is not 'marriage material.'

Sinopsis:

Iris Carsen quiere que su hija encuentre un hombre rico para casarse por conveniencia hasta que conozca al verdadero hombre de su vida.

Phantom Of A Previous War

Country of production: Kurdistan
Language: Kurdish with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Hawre Mustafa
Length of film: 80 mins

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Synopsis:

On 1980 to 1988 Iraq entered to war with Iran, many people has killed and left their family behind, meantime Kurdish people fight for their right with Saddam Husain's Government . Pishtewan a child lost his brave Dad and killed by traitor, he Became Orphan and grew up without parents as his mum left them behind.

Sinopsis:

De 1980 a 1988 Iraq está en Guerra con Iran, mucha gente ha sido asesinada y otros han tenido que dejar su familia atrás. Mientras tanto, los kurdos luchan por sus derechos con Sadam Hussein. Pishtewan es un niño que ha perdido a su valiente padre asesinado por un traidor y que su madre les dejó atrás, por lo que creció siendo un huérfano.

Pied Piper

Country of production: India
Language: Indian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Vivek Budakoti
Length of film: 113 mins

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Synopsis:

Pied Piper is a satirical folklore of a simple laundryman, Chunnilal, who is rumoured to have acquired his beloved donkey's brain in a freak accident. Charming millions with his asinine traits, Chunnilal soon rises to become the most popular and most feared hero of his time. The film traces the dynamics of his unprecedented rise and his inevitable fall along the trajectory of politics, religion, power and ideologies.

Sinopsis:

“Pied Piper” en un cuento folclórico satiric de un simple lavandero, Chunnilal, del que se rumorea que ha adquirido el cerebro de un burro en un accidente muy extraño. Encantando a millones con sus cualidades de asno, Chunnilal pronto llega a ser el héroe más popular y querido de su época. La historia traza la trayectoria de un éxito sin precedentes que cae a la misma velocidad que ha subido.

Si-O-Se Pol

Country of production: Germany
Language: German with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Henrik Peschel
Length of film: 82 mins

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Synopsis:

Facing death, terminally ill Parvis Karimpour wants to reconcile with his daughter Nasrin. He makes his way to Madrid where he believes his only child, who fled from Iran years ago, may now live. Finding shelter in a city which is battered by the economic crisis, Parvis meets two other struggling migrants. The Italian Fabrizio, a failed piano player, survives on odd cleaning jobs. Spoilt young German Almut has followed her boyfriend to Madrid. Looking for a direction in life she dreams of opening a jewelery shop.

Sinopsis:

Con la muerte a su lado, el enfermo terminal Parvis Karimpour quiere reconciliarse con su hija Nasrin. Él viaja hasta Madrid, donde cree que vive su único hijo, el cual huyó de Irán hace años. Encontrando refugio en una ciudad maltratada por la crisis económica, Parvis se encuentra con otros dos inmigrantes en apuros. El italiano Fabrizio, un pianista fracasado que sobrevive gracias a raros trabajos de limpieza, y la chiflada alemana Almut, que llegó a Madrid siguiendo a su novio y que ahora pretende cumplir su sueño de abrir una joyería.

Star Child

Country of production: Japan
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Hikaru Horii
Length of film: 80 mins

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Synopsis:

Film based on an idea of Consciousness-only; A man received a revelation of goddess to go to Tokyo to be a star. As going through a hard time in Tokyo, he finally realized that this whole world is happening in his mind.

Sinopsis:

Película basada en la idea del conocimiento único. Un hombre recibe la revelación de una Diosa de que tiene que ir a Tokyo y convertirse en una estrella. Tras pasar una dura etapa en Tokyo, finalmente se da cuenta de que todo su mundo está únicamente en su cabeza.

The Wingman

Country of production: Canada
Language: English
Year of production: 2014
Director: Jim Garrison
Length of film: 89 mins

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Synopsis:

A professional womanizer coerces a heartbroken relationship counsellor into helping him seduce women only to discover that having him as a best friend is more important than using him to help satisfy his insatiable sex drive.

Sinopsis:

Un mujeriego profesional obliga a un consejero matrimonial a ayudarle a seducir mujeres únicamente para descubrir que teniéndole como mejor amigo es más importante que usarle para satisfacer sus insaciables deseos sexuales.

Animations 2014

Aspirations

Country of production: Israel
Language:
Year of production: 2014
Director: Gal Daniel
Length of film: 4 min

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Synopsis:

Aspirations is a short animated film about a drawers tree who lived his life just staring at the stars blind to his surroundings. Until one day his whole body started to make noise and demand his attention.

Sinopsis:

“Aspiraciones” es un corto animado sobre un drawerstree que vive su vida mirando fijamente a las estrellas sin fijarse en lo que tiene alrededor. Hasta que un día su cuerpo al completo comenzó a hacer ruido y a demandar su atención.

Los Rosales

Country of production: Italy
Language: No words
Year of production: 2014
Director: DANIEL FERREIRA
Length of film: 10 min

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Synopsis:

Los Rosales brings us to a harsh industrial world where a humble, solitary robot is stuck in a repetitive life turning wheels and cogs all day to produce his only means of survival - one small monthly rose. As machine parts start to break down his skills are put to the test in finding his own path.

Sinopsis:

“Los Rosales” nos introduce en un mundo industrial duro, severo, donde un humilde y solitario robot está atascado en una vida repetitiva girando ruedas y engranajes durante todo el día para producir lo que para él es su único motivo de supervivencia – una pequeña rosa al mes. Como parte de una máquina sus habilidades comienzan a fallar y son puestas a prueba para encontrar su propio camino

The Dream of the Grandmaster

Country of production: Spain
Language:
Year of production: 2014
Director: Jorge M. Rodrigo
Length of film: 20 min

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Synopsis:

They always say us that we have to chase a dream but what if our dreams are those who persecute us?

Sinopsis:

Siempre nos dicen que hay que perseguir un sueño pero… ¿qué pasa si son nuestros sueños los que nos persiguen a nosotros?

Theodor the Wolf

Country of production: Italy
Language: Italian with English subtitles
Year of production: 2014
Director: Davide Tromba
Length of film: 4 min

Synopsis:

Teodoro is tired of playing the big bad wolf of story tales. He resolves to create his own story to be good and finally kiss the fairy. Everything seems to work perfectly for him, a part for the fact that the very annoying 'usual good guys' pursue him everywhere singing and dancing in order to convince him that 'to be bad is a job that somebody has to do!'.

Sinopsis:

Teodoro está cansado de hacer siempre el papel de lobo malo en todos los cuentos. Decide crear su propia historia para ser bueno y finalmente besar al Hada. Todo parece ir perfectamente para él, a pesar del hecho de que los molestos “chicos buenos de siempre” le persiguen a todas partes cantando y bailando con el fin de convencerle de que “ser malo es un trabajo que alguien tiene que hacer”
Below you’ll find a list of speakers from this year’s festival and the events you’ll be able to find them at.

Seminar by Andy Loveday (Carnaby International)

When: Sunday 5th October 12.00 – Sales, Distribution and Film Financing

With a career spanning 13 years, and over $40 million dollars of private equity raised to date, Andrew Loveday is the driving force behind Carnaby International. Together with a stellar team they coordinate between new productions and other co-producers, cementing new relationships within the film industry.

Andy will share his knowledge of UK distribution, international sales and film financing with a particular focus on independent (non-studio) film. He will call on his breadth of experience, with the aim of shedding light on the UK film industry.

Andrew Ornitharis (Thirty40 Films Finance)

When: Sunday 5th October 12.00 – Sales, Distribution and Film Financing

Andrew Ornitharis is founder of Thirty40Films, a production company that specialises in film production and film finance, producing films and TV shows from conception, through finance stage to post-production. Andrew formally worked at magic circle law firm in London and left in 2010 to produce and executive produce films. He now raises finance for on average 5 big-ticket films a year not including their own productions. He is currently an Executive Producer on the forthcoming Noël Coward biography starring Sir Ian McKellen, Chris Colfer, Vanessa Redgrave amongst others.

Mary Hare

When: Thursday 2nd October 12.00 – From Light Bulb Moment to Name in Lights

Mary Hare an award winning British producer for film and TV shall run a fast track guide to getting your work on the big screen.

Mary’s career started in the design department at BBC Television in the early 80s and since then has worked around the world including Stonehenge: Decoded for National Geographic, produced 24 episodes of the award-winning drama series Bishaash and 30 episodes of Taste of Life for BBC Media Action, and is currently working on the acclaimed crime series Suspects in the UK. Her documentary Ice Bear will be screening at the 2014 Marbella International Film Festival.

Brendan Foley

When: Friday 3rd October – From Script to Success: The Road to Production

The award-winning Writer-Producer-Director Brendan Foley will speak at the festival, detailing some of the pitfalls and possibilities that are involved in reaching the screen.

Brendan, who has written, directed and produced feature films for Sony, Lionsgate and others, as well as TV series for NBC and in Europe, is the guest of the festival and shall attend the Awards ceremony as well as checking on Locations for his next project.

Mac Chakaveh

Mac Chakaveh MIFF

When: Saturday 4th October 12.00 – United Independent Artists

Mac Chakaveh the festival director will chair a seminar with number of independent film makers from across the world discussing how cross borders cooperation of like minded film makers can open the door to commercially successful projects.

Members of the panel:

1. Beanca van Heerden (Producer, South Africa)
2. Jim Garrison (Producer, Canada)
3. Vivek Budakoti (Producer, India)
4. JOEL SOUZA (Producer, Brazil)
5. Henrik Peschel (Producer, Germany)
6. Horii Hikaru (Director, Japan)
7. Ben Richards (Producer, UK)

Members of the panel offer in-depth information about their counties’ film industry, the tax credits, distribution, financing and market potential.

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