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CYCLE

One day, a girl living in a village sees blood on her panties. She’s having menstruation, but she doesn't know what it is. She hesitates to ask someone and tries to discover on her own. She finally finds an answer, but that answer is only the part of the cycle she’s in.

Naz Caybasi

Naz is born Turkish. A filmmaker based in Istanbul. After graduating from
Istanbul University from the Radio, Cinema and TV department, she worked
as an assistant director. She continues her career as a director. The
subjects she focuses on most in cinema are social issues, taboos, women
and being human.

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FOREVER YOURS

One day, a girl living in a village sees blood on her panties. She’s
having menstruation, but she doesn't know what it is. She hesitates to
ask someone and tries to discover on her own. She finally finds an
answer, but that answer is only the part of the cycle she’s in.

Elliott Louis McKee

Elliott Louis McKee grew up amidst the scenic landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island, eventually studying Film and Philosophy at the University of Auckland. Since moving to Berlin In 2011, Elliott has worked as a musician, actor and filmmaker.

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GUERRE CHAUDE

Haunted by the desire to do good, a military doctor, Sabrina, repatriated to France after an injury, struggles with physical pain and emotional isolation. As she becomes obsessed with her past accomplishments, her reclusive life takes a dark turn, blurring the line between heroism and obsession.

Rafi El Watik

Born in Marseille, Rafi El Watik has always been fascinated by Art as a means of expression. Initially passionate about painting and music, he was introduced to cinema in his teens. There, he understands that this discipline is at the crossroads of all the arts that he likes so much and decides to integrate a school of cinema, to perfect his technique and his knowledge.

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HOPE

Un caballero épico, protector del Valle de la vida se enfrenta a un nuevo reto producto del cambio climático.

Jeff Monroy

Director y productor ejecutivo con más de 9 años de experiencia y un enfoque cinematográfico alineado a las nuevas narrativas. Jeff ha colaborado con marcas como Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, Spotify, Blue Moon, Coors Light, Chevrolet, Nike, Bulgari, Falabella, Vogue, Glamour, Save The Children, Planned Parenthood, UNICEF, Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony Music, entre otras. 

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LA LINEA IMAGINARIA

narra la historia de un niño de 10 años cuyo nombre es Samuel, quien tiene que enfrentar el hecho de que su querido padre pescador llamado Mateo está a punto de morir. Como parte de su despedida, Mateo le da a Samuel un collar de caracoles para que Samuel lo “lleve” al mar. SAMUEL, sin embargo, se nieg. SAMUEL se aferra a una concha de mar, la cual espera que proteja a su padre de una muerte inminenente….

PHILIP ESCOBAR JUNG

I went to a Jesuit High School in Puerto Rico and then studied a BA in Political Science at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY in New Jersey. I studied Law in Puerto Rico, and went in between to the New York Film Academy in 1996, where I got my first taste of Filmmaking. I finished my law degree in 1999 and left the next day to Germany to pursue my dream to become an artist and filmmaker. I never liked being a lawyer! I moved to Germany, studied fiction film direction and advertising direction at the renowned ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND FILM of MUNICH (HFF MUNCHEN).

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LE FAIT DIVERS

On a Monday morning, Julien, 29, has a job appointment in a shopping centre. Later, his fiancée called him, frightened: there had been a major accident on the road he had taken, with several deaths. When he gets home, they listen to the news. Julien is shocked to think that it could have been him just a few minutes later...

CHARLES CABON

After taking amateur drama lessons and appearing in a few TV films, Charles left Bordeaux, where he had grown up, to move to Paris and enrol at drama school. This training enabled him to perfect his acting, and at the end of the course he decided to set up a collective with a few friends in which he could practise as a director. In 2023 he obtained the rights to adapt a short story by Anna Gavalda, which enabled him to make this short film in Gironde. A few months later he set off to film volunteer firefighters as part of a documentary. Since 2019 he has been acting in Alexis Michalik's play Le cercle des illusionnistes .

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NOWHERE

In an unfamiliar corner of the city, Peyman finds himself disoriented and unsure of his whereabouts. Urgency mounts as he races against time to find Mahsa, fearing that the situation will escalate into greater complexity if they are not swiftly reunited.

Erfan Parsapour

Erfan Parsapour is a filmmaker, animation, and theater writer and director from Tehran, Iran. He was born in 1989 and started painting and drawing cartoons as a child, winning several international awards. He has worked as a concept artist, character designer, animator, and art director for various projects. His first film, The Incomplete, which is an animated short, received many accolades from film festivals around the world.

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Marharyta Voronova & Oleh Kibalnyk

She was born on 30 May 2002. In 2023, she graduated from the Kyiv
National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television University
with a degree in film editing. Workshop of Yurii Pomazkov.

He was born on 2 February 1997 in Poltava. In 2023, he graduated from
the Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Cinema And Television
University with a film and television drama degree. Workshop of Irene
Rozdobudko.

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NUANCE

A delegation of cinematographers from Japan comes to Cinema University of Kyiv to watch the theses of director students and consolidate a long-lasting friendship. A commission is urgently convened at the university because a female nipple got into their student's thesis frame. With a decision to exclude the film from the screening being set, the commission members face a number of problems: different attitudes to the naked woman in the frame, treats for delegation and food at the festive banquet, the fact that no one watched the film itself,and the main problem: how to turn on the TV. 

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OYU

It is the last day of the year and night falls on the small town of Toyama, Japan. A man goes to the public bath to retrieve a forgotten object. But once inside, the promise of a hot bath compels him to stay.

Atsushi HIRAI

Born in Toyama, Japan, Atsushi Hirai studied filmmaking in Tokyo and then in France where he settled in 2015 and worked as an assistant director, in particular on Damien Manivel’s films. His first film Return to Toyama was presented in international competition at Locarno Film Festival. Oyu is his second film.

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PEIPEI

In Brussels, Peipei lives on the fringes, lacking a fixed identity, and works at a Chinese massage parlor. A life-altering decision awaits her when a routine massage takes a haunting turn, blurring the line between fate and rebellion.

Shile Feng

Shile Feng is a filmmaker based in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a
master's degree in film from LUCA School of Arts (Belgium), a
bachelor's degree in fine art from Minerva Art Academy
(Netherlands), and a BA in art history from China Central
Academy of Fine Arts. As one of the initiators, she participated
in the establishment of the first Analog film lab DDREDfilmlab
in China.

PRIMOS

CRISTÓBAL (16) se va de viaje a la costa oeste de Puerto Rico con su primo mayor, MARCOS (17) y sus dos amigas YAZMÍN (16) y ALE (16) con el propósito de celebrar la despedida de Marcos a sus estudios en los Estados Unidos.

Ricardo J. Varona

Varona holds an MFA from Columbia University where he was a Milos Forman Directing Fellow. With strong roots in Puerto Rico, Varona has shot several short films on the island. His stories are intimate portraits of fraught families, sexual experiences that often border on the transgressive, and coming of age.

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ROCKET BOY

Michael Reilly Mango’s Rocket Boy follows the story of Mikey and his quest to fulfill his grandfather‘s dream of traveling in space. Trailing back to their weekly trips to the movies together, Michael Reilly Mango attributes his filmmaking passion to his grandfather, Mike. In 2016, Mike fell into an unexpected coma, and it shook Reilly's world upside down. He wanted to take whatever sickness away from his grandfather, an escape, if you will, but knew he could do only one thing, write. Rocket Boy is a culmination of Michael Reilly Mango's experiences during that time that he hopes you and his grandfather will enjoy.

Michael Reilly Mango

a proud Texan filmmaker hailing from the vicinity of Dallas, ventured to the bustling streets of New York City in 2020 to pursue his cinematic dreams at NYU Tisch.  He has written, directed, edited, and produced award-winning short narrative films and music videos, screening in festivals and platforms all around the world.

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THE BALLAD

Michael Reilly Mango’s Rocket Boy follows the story of Mikey and his quest to fulfill his grandfather‘s dream of traveling in space. Trailing back to their weekly trips to the movies together, Michael Reilly Mango attributes his filmmaking passion to his grandfather, Mike. In 2016, Mike fell into an unexpected coma, and it shook Reilly's world upside down. He wanted to take whatever sickness away from his grandfather, an escape, if you will, but knew he could do only one thing, write. Rocket Boy is a culmination of Michael Reilly Mango's experiences during that time that he hopes you and his grandfather will enjoy.

Christofer Nilsson

Originally from a tiny working class town in southern Sweden, Christofer started making music videos during the mid 2010's, until eventually moving on to a commercial career with the agency Bleck Out in Stockholm. He was nominated 'New Nordic Voice' for the short film Oracle's Crown: The Last Band at Nordisk Panorama -21, and directed and produced Fuckgirls in 2017, along with Saga Becker, which premiered at GIFF and screened at Clermont-Ferrand and FCVQ, among others (distributed by Folkets Bio and the Swedish Film Institute).

He calls his filmmaking style 'white trash budget-fancy', usually exploring themes of hypocrisy and rebellion.

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THE OLD YOUNG CROW

Michael Reilly Mango’s Rocket Boy follows the story of Mikey and his quest to fulfill his grandfather‘s dream of traveling in space. Trailing back to their weekly trips to the movies together, Michael Reilly Mango attributes his filmmaking passion to his grandfather, Mike. In 2016, Mike fell into an unexpected coma, and it shook Reilly's world upside down. He wanted to take whatever sickness away from his grandfather, an escape, if you will, but knew he could do only one thing, write. Rocket Boy is a culmination of Michael Reilly Mango's experiences during that time that he hopes you and his grandfather will enjoy.

Liam LoPinto

Liam LoPinto is a filmmaker and animator from New York City. He graduated
from NYU Tisch’s UGFTV program in 2017. He also studied at Waseda
University in Tokyo and attended CalArts’ Character Animation program from
2017-2021. His film French Fly was selected for CAA Moebius’ Showcase. His documentary “Karam Camera” was made in partnership with Karam Foundation focusing on empowering young Syrian refugees. He’s a first generation Iranian-American and his work focuses on diaspora, refugees, immigrants, and dissidents. His film The Old Young Crow won the Best of Festival award at Palm Springs. He’s also an assistant manager at The Moviehouse in Millerton, NY

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THE RED PANDA TEMPTATON

Anna, 35 years old, lives the perfect love with Marie. When she finds out she is precociously menopaused, Anna goes on a race against the clock to get pregnant.

Haïga Jappain

Haïga Jappain works as first AD on long features movies and TV series for many years. Along with her first AD activity she has always written her own films with the final goal to direct. Lately, she has started to work for several production companies as a co-writer on TV series projects. Red panda temptation is her first film produced but she looks forward to directing hundreds more !

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