Program 5

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Maria Camila's Gift

Colombia / Drama / 12 mins

Director: Andrés Molano Moncada

Writer: Andrés Molano Moncada

Producer: Andrés Molano Moncada

Cast: María Victoria Villarreal, Eduardo Castro

In a park, Maria Camila, 9 years old, gives any passerby a piece of paper written by her. Immediately after reading it, people begin to impersonate different animals. What power does María Camila have to transform them?


Iran / Drama / 14 mins

Director: Faranak Moradi

Writer: Faranak Moradi

Producer: Faranak Moradi, Jason Zavaleta

Cast: Behnaz Jafari

After many years a woman returns to her recently late brother-in-law's house to reveal family secrets to the two daughters he left behind. Speaking truth to power and sharing her stories, she will transform the paradigm of her family, forever.

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Monkey Business

Netherlands / Drama / 14 mins

Director: Everon Jackson Hooi

Writers: Lysette Rindertsma

Producer: Indra Baars

Cast: Indy-Rose Kroonen, Sam van der Sar

Nila is waiting for her best friend Rein to go to school. Inside the classroom it appears that Nila is the only black child. The class is busy preparing a musical about animals. When teacher Julian falls over Nila’s skateboard, she gets punished: only when she’ll be quiet the rest of the day, she’ll get her skateboard back. 


United States / Drama / 12 mins

Director: Karina Logothetis 

Writer: Joanna Fyllidou

Producer: Mando Stathi, Dorothea Paschalidou

Cast: Joanna Fyllidou, Connor Tillman

Lexi has glossed over life without deep commitments or attachments. She joins the online dating world as a fun and easy way to meet people and spend her few nights in town. But what appears to be an exciting journey, soon becomes a draining loop. 

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Off Your Head

United Kingdom  / Drama / 29 mins

Director: Gianlorenzo Albertini

Writer: Gianlorenzo Albertini

Producer: Gianlorenzo Albertini

Cast: Kerry Bennett, Craig Conway

On the verge of losing her daughter, a former felon executes one last heist, but when two bull-headed criminals run off with her bucks, she must learn that some things in life can't be undone and stop the criminals from getting away with her plan.

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On-Off Licence

United Kingdom / Drama / 9 mins

Director: Mark Field

Writer: Fanos Xenofós, Mark Field

Producer: A.M.N Collective

Cast: Fanos Xenofós, Mark Field

From either side of the Brexit divide... two men collide in an intense night of robbery, desperation and fury.

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Oranges & Lemons

New Zealand / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Robyn Grace

Writer: Robyn Grace

Producer: Robyn Grace, Rory MacGillycuddy

Cast: Skyler Sylvester, Saskia Shand

Sometimes staying quiet is not the way forward. After being bullied at school and ignored at home, our girl finally finds her voice in the strangest place. It opens her eyes to the joys that have been right in front of her all along. Set in 1973 with a backdrop of political unrest and social change, a young girl in rural New Zealand questions her place in the world, in a search for her freedom.


United States / Drama / 13 mins

Director: Andre Muir, Danielle Alston

Writer: Jake Hutton, Andre Muir

Producer: Zach Moore, Manny Caston

Cast: Mariah Gordon, Ginneh Thomas

Patois is a film that speaks on the importance of identity and self-worth through the coming of age story of a young first generation American girl Khenya, as she navigates being raised in a household with rules and tendencies that reflect the traditions of her parent’s home country, while also trying to find herself and fit in at a typical American school.

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Pinky String

United States / Drama / 9 mins

Director: Sally Rubin

Writer: Sally Rubin

Producer: Sally Rubin, Samantha Slaughter

Cast: Madi Hart,Elijah McNally

Seventeen-year-old Holly needs to decide between getting serious about her future, and staying attached to memories of the past.

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Pinky's Dream

United States / Drama / 10 mins

Director: Chanel Williams

Writer: David Bornstein

Producer: Chanel Williams

Cast: Jonathan David, Lorena Jorge

Martin Widmark is a specialist who offers a unique scientific service; he can give his clients the ability to vividly access old memories. His latest clients are a grieving couple Sam and James, whose daughter went missing. But when Martin hooks up his clients to relive the moments before their child disappeared, he discovers an ugly repressed truth.