FEATURES

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.

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...

SHORTS

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.