October 22 - 31
Our Males and Females
Jordan / Drama / 11 mins
Director: Ahmad Alyaseer
Writer: Ahmad Alyaseer, Rana Alyaseer
Producer: Mais Salman
Cast: Kamel El Basha, Shafiqa Al Tal
A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But when no one agrees to wash her and shame falls onto the family, how far is the father willing to go to make sure his "son" is washed?
India / Short / 25 mins
Director/Writer: Samrat DasGupta
Producer: Samrat DasGupta, Mithun Chakraborty
Cast: Kamakshi Bhat
Rumi, a poetry-loving recluse, is most ‘at home’ at the city library. One day she chances upon an old, open game of XO (tic tac toe) in a forgotten corner. Curious, she scribbles a move which is reciprocated the next day and thus a game ensues.
October 23 - 31
Canada / Short / 8 mins
Director: Rame Ibrahim
Producer: Rame Ibrahim
Cast: Hala Maghamez, Mostafa Shaker
Two immigrant parents meet at their son's (Ahmed) school to discuss his misbehaviour with the principal just to find out that they are inviting them to talk about their journey from their home countries.
October 24 - 31
Germany / Short / 13 mins
Director/Writer: Pascal Glatz
Producer: Mirjam Erdem, Simon Veroneg, Pascal Glatz
Cast: Henriette Confurius, Adrian Grünewald, Michael Neuenschwander
Because their mother is dying, Alex and her younger brother return home. A situation that not only overwhelms them, but also the rest of their family. A story about loss and the challenge to reunite.
Germany / Short / 7 mins
Director/Writer: Josef Brandl
Producer: Rike Steyer
Cast: Oliver Korittke, Susanne Bredehoeft, Milton Welsh
Jesse Bronske, an unsuccessful bar owner, is afraid that his mean twin-brother Aaron, from whom he escaped long time ago, has found him again and is about to take over his life step by step…