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Kaili Blues

Chen, decides to fulfill his late mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child.

What´s in the Darkness

“Didn’t I tell you, you silly girl, you shouldn’t go to the lake area? There are some nasty people around.” · “No. Here’s nobody there.” · “Nasty people like places with few people.”

GO HOME

Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war.

Sofichka

Sofichka returns to her native Abkhaz village in Georgia after twenty years of absence. Seeing again home and meeting with villagers take her to memory lane and all Sofichka’s life passes before her eyes

Tatara Samurai

In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by the various clans which want the high-quality steel made there.

MUSTANG

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family.

INVISIBLE

When Aris, a 35 year-old worker in a factory gets fired without any warning, he becomes obsessed with the idea to take justice in his own hands. He is ready to proceed with his goal when his ex-wife dumps their 6 year-old son on him.
CELTIC ROOTS STUDIO

DOCUMENTARIES

Boat People

On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious catamaran. The athletic young man is the only survivor of a disaster in the Mediterranean Sea and asks Hannes and Gerlinde to smuggle him across the border.

Valentina

A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.

OVERRULED

Overruled is a medium-length documentary that recounts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran. They happen to work as ball boys in tennis clubs in Tehran.

Nanny Culture

Ever wonder what goes on behind the discrete front doors of households dependent on their foreign nannies? 'Nanny Culture' is an amusing peek at the learning...
Trinity Hotel

SHORT FILMS

The School Bag

The bond between a mother and her son is indeed a special one. It was the same between Farooq and his Mother. They reside in the small town of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Wait for Me

A kalaiedoscopic journey through the streets of Algiers in Hocine Filali's ramshackle Taxi. With dreams of setting sail toward a better life in Italy

Stinky Tofu Fans Club

Keung Chau was raised below the Lion Rock and spent her secondary school and university days in Kowloon Tong. Extremely fond of eating stinky tofu since her childhood

Mother

Children are driving long road to the home village of their passed mother to burry her at her final request. Tiring road causes dispute between brother and sister only realize that village is long gone.

Ichiro and the Wave

Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again.

HOME

Irish Premiere synopsis Hava’s brothers decide to divide their paternal property. According to traditional customs, the right to inheritan...

Hartom

'Hartom' is a window into the professional life of Andy who is far more than just a performing magician.

Blademaster

Ma Yunwei, is a 34 year old blade master from Gansu, China. He is a superbly great sword master striving to enrich the legacy of the Mongolian tradition from the recorded time of Genghis Khan.

Austerity

A story about the preservation of a man's dignity within the recent times of the Greek financial crisis, as well as his personal uprising against the severe austerity measures imposed on the common people.

Among Others

A handsome lifestyle photographer for an up and coming magazine goes around the city taking pictures of people and asking them questions about their lives. Their paths become inextricably linked.
Turkish Airlines

STUDENT FILMS

BENI

'Beni' is the pigment of Safflowers which came to Japan across the sea, in the ancient times. High quality "Beni "that has been purified by the ash of goosefoot and acid of plum, glitters with a green colour at after drying. The technique to extract the "Beni" has been handed down in secrecy.

Wearing the Fog

‘Wearing the Fog’ is a double-screen video with a non-linear narrative structure. it circles around the cold of the industrial world and the indifference of a family.

Unmasked

Unmasked is an animated short film encompassing an emotional story that revolves a young boy who embarks on a journey after the sudden loss of his father.

The Phoenix

Exiled Iranian actor Mr Farid teaches theatre to reluctant teenagers inside an Australian Immigration Detention Centre.

The Moment

The Moment is a story about an artist who learns about the importance of the things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.

Secteur 1

The story of a barber caught between his instinct to kill and his new found infatuation with his next door neighbour.

RAJAM

When militant forces take over Syria implementing strict Sharia Law, many men and women are sentenced to the harshest punishments possible.

Mother

In a family of two, a son cares for his sick and elderly mother. When his mother's condition deteriorates, he is forced to make a decision on his mother's wish.

Inside A Bundle

An elderly woman hopefully searches for her long lost daughter to assure her of her mother’s love and desire to care for her. Disoriented, a kind police officer assists her on her quest.

Full Measures

A pianist struggles to overcome writer's block before his deadline. When monsters and fairies interfere, will he complete his goal in time?

Clan

A tight-knit group of people live and work at a derelict farm. No one knows the woman in a black raincoat who has been wandering around their land all day.

BENI

'Beni' is the pigment of Safflowers which came to Japan across the sea, in the ancient times. High quality "Beni "that has been purified by the ash of goosefoot and acid of plum, glitters with a green colour at after drying. The technique to extract the "Beni" has been handed down in secrecy.

Coyote

Two men journey through a desolate landscape. One a stowaway desperate to be reunited with his family, the other a solitary truck driver who has long since detached himself from the ones he loves.