2021

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
17 minutes
Director:
James Roe

REIFF 2021

A young Navy pilot’s life is shattered after being shot down by a UFO in World War II. Consumed by obsessive fear and hatred, he sets out on a quest to find and kill the creature that put him burning into the sea.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
France
Runtime:
30 minutes
Director:
Keyvan Sheikhalishahi

REIFF 2021

Jonas Olsen, a chess player haunted by a tragic past, is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, Divertimento.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
Iran
Runtime:
8 minutes
19 seconds
Director:
Yavar Darehzami

REIFF 2021

The short man, under the influence of the media, makes an artificial limb for himself, grows tall, comes out of his house, we see that everyone is short.

Best Narrative Feature, Best of the Fest
Narrative Feature
Germany
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
20 minutes
56 seconds
Director:
Katharina Ludwig

REIFF 2021

Actress Charlotte is struggling with her craft and even more with herself. She has messed up yet another audition and even her self-written apple tree monologue seems to be working against her. Frustrated by the realities of an artistic career and her fear of failing, Charlotte escapes on a camping trip to sunny Croatia with her boyfriend Georg. But the trip’s dynamic changes when their plans of a fun-filled couples vacation misfire: While Georg spends his time at a music festival in the hope of scoring a DJ gig, Charlotte is left stranded in the middle of nowhere. She embarks on a journey of her own, encountering happy campers Benno, a self-proclaimed shaman, and mysterious dropout Tami, to whom Charlotte feels an attraction. Both of them quickly become close companions on Charlotte's journey of self-discovery.

Official Selection
Animation
Iran
Runtime:
7 minutes
Director:
Hazhir As'adi

REIFF 2021

There is a war between two tribes on claiming the sun in the sky. As a result to that war, sun annihilates and the volcano erupts. Those two tribes now are dead and a new sun is made, both by that lava. Several century will pass and the humans are still in a war to claim the sun in the sky.

Official Selection
Documentary Feature
United States
Runtime:
1 hour(s)
57 minutes
55 seconds
Director:
Chris Gero

REIFF 2021

Music is the sound of truth, the sound of hope. It is the sound of unity and courage. During this critical time in history, the profound truth remains that music is the great, universal language. "The Sound of Us" chronicles a series of wide-ranging, diverse stories that exemplify the power of music and the triumph of the human spirit.

Official Selection
Narrative Short
Israel
Runtime:
18 minutes
51 seconds
Director:
Eyal Tzadik, Yotam Kislev

REIFF 2021

This is a tale of two beggars.

A friendship that could end miserably. Sasha prepares Simon for a meeting with the woman who ran him over with her limousine. A ridiculous heir. If they succeed, Simon could live a better life, and Sasha will stay alone in the streets.

Official Selection
Documentary Short
United States
Runtime:
44 minutes
55 seconds
Director:
BiLan Liao

REIFF 2021

It’s the true story of an immigrant artist and her family living through the dark and terrifying days in communist China to overcome separation, discrimination, starvation, forced marriage and death. Decades later, her memories still haunt her as she paints away her deepest feelings and nightmares on the canvas. It’s the journey about a mother’s love for her daughter, and the courage to find the truth, and freedom to share through her artwork. “Never give up your dream!"

Official Selection
Narrative Short
United States
Runtime:
21 minutes
16 seconds
Director:
Ross Kagan Marks

REIFF 2021

Two men form an unlikely bond during Covid in an assisted living facility in the last days of their lives.

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