2020

Official Selection
Narrative Short
India
Runtime:
6 minutes
40 seconds
Director:
Jitendra Rai

Millions of children are engaged in child labour in India, in an increasingly growing number every year. And with that, millions of childhood dreams are never realised as a result of a lack of education. Baitullah is the story of one such child, with a dream, surviving in the maddening metropolis of Mumbai, waiting for someone to notice.

Official Selection
Italy
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
36 minutes
Director:
Ulisse Lendaro

Camilla lives in a quiet northern Italy town. She’s seventeen, well-mannered, gets good grades and has a little dream: to become a ballet dancer.
When she doesn’t pass the audition for an important ballet college, she blames Sara. She’s her friend and a ballerina who also tried out for the audition. Sara was admitted. Not only Camilla’s convinced she sabotaged her, but she’s also got the proof.
Nothing is as it seems, and the plot spirals into disconcerting and tense situations to the point that Camilla concocts a horrifying vendetta against her friend.
Doubts, set backs, twists and turns will be part of this vendetta, which will set off a series of unforeseen consequences.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
Australia
Runtime:
21 minutes
42 seconds
Director:
Joel Kohn

When a young girl discovers a mysterious antique mirror in the basement of her ailing grandmother’s house, she accidentally opens a window between time that allows her to cross over into war-torn Nazi-occupied Poland.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United Kingdom
Runtime:
14 minutes
59 seconds
Director:
Dekel Berenson

Living in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, Anna is an aging single mother who is desperate for a change. Lured by a radio advertisement, she goes to party with a group of American men who are touring the country, searching for love.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
9 minutes
Director:
Sheldon Wong Schwartz

A creative writing instructor (Jennifer Morrison, "Once Upon a Time") at a juvenile detention center finds common ground with a troubled student (Madison Wolfe, "I Kill Giants") yet quickly finds herself in great danger when she decides to help her.

Official Selection
Narrative Feature
Iran
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
20 minutes
Director:
Farhad Najafi

Like New York, Tokyo، Mumbai and all the big cities around the world, Tehran has also its own night life, mischievous and underground. In a night at Tehran, a 30 yrs girl, running away from her birthday party, looking for happiness, gets into a night cab, unaware of how her life is going to change forever.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
Spain
Runtime:
3 minutes
Director:
Carlos Gómez-Trigo

Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony's head.

Official Selection
Experimental
United States
Runtime:
5 minutes
50 seconds
Director:
Daniel Yocum

A homeless heroin addicted prostitute in Nashville, Tennessee seeks transcendence from her suffering.

Official Selection
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
48 minutes
30 seconds
Director:
Brian C. Miller Richard

A first-of-it’s-kind concert that paired New Orleans artists on a Spotify playlist with the fans who were listening to it, live at the hallowed Preservation Hall. Staring Jon Batiste, Irma Thomas, Curren$y, Mannie Fresh, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and more New Orleans legends.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
21 minutes
30 seconds
Director:
Grant Cottingham

Kevin just got a job listening to people through their smart speakers, but now he finds himself making a deal with one unusually smart speaker in order to keep it.
 

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