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Professional Competition 8


Saturday 03/12/2022 19:00 - 21:00, Sunday 04/12/2022 07:00 - 09:00
Total Duration: 1:48:18

  1. In the beginning 10:46 United Kingdom 2022
    Directed: Shaun Clark
    Screenplay: Chris Lince
    Production: Carrie Washington
    Dialogue Language: English

    Buried in darkness, a woman witnesses centuries passing by as she cries out to the world in search of her identity and place in the world.

  2. ALPHONS ADVENTURES - THE BIRD GOD 09:22 Germany 2021
    Directed: Julia Thonig
    Screenplay: Julia Thonig
    Production: Julia Thonig
    Dialogue Language: English, German, Spanish

    The adventurer Alphons is searching for the mythical Mayan bird God 'Kukul' which rules over the Mexican jungle. To prove his existence, he wants to catch the bird God at all costs.

  3. Alex & Friends 10:00 United States
    Screenplay: Jeffrey Ashkin
    Production: Jeffrey Ashkin
    Dialogue Language: English

    A man wakes up in a world made up of construction paper ruled by a tyrannical little girl who just wants to play with the characters in her somewhat imaginary world.

  4. Alian Human / 宇宙人間 05:08 Not Specified 2021
    Directed: WEN PANG
    Screenplay: YUEWEI WANG
    Production: KOJI YAMAMURA
    Dialogue Language: English

    「Alien Human」is an animation based on the "Wang yuewei" comic strip, consisting of four short stories: "Pearl", "Goldfish", "Sea" and "Hole". To others, we are all aliens, and I want to express the mind of aliens (others) by using short poems as the text of the animation.

  5. Phonorama 12:40 Spain 2022
    Directed: Alex Rey
    Screenplay: Alex Rey
    Production: Alex Rey
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Jose Antonio is about to enjoy a pleasant afternoon of reading, confined to his wheelchair, in his apartment in Manhattan. But a dark and terrible force is about to turn his world upside down. And it is that no one can escape the destructive power of Phonorama…

  6. WATER / AGUA 04:57 Mexico 2022
    Directed: Raul "Robin" Morales Reyes
    Screenplay: Karen Acosta
    Production: Gabriela Loaria
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Water, the perfect fabric that crosses everything and everyone, which is present in every landscape, in every being, in every thing and in everything we love and see. The water dances through this world and flows at its perfect rhythm, until the hand of man interrupts that journey... can we be part of that journey in a natural way? Are we on time?

  7. MANHOLE 09:00 India 2021
    Directed: Abhishek Verma, Jayesh Pillai
    Screenplay: Abhishek Verma, Yogini Mukund Oke
    Production: Abhishek Verma, Jayesh Pillai
    Dialogue Language: Hindi

    Manual scavenging is the occupation of sanitation work in India, involving manually cleaning and disposing of human excreta from street manholes, gutters, sewers, etc. This job is usually taken up by people from marginalized lower-caste, who are deemed impure and fit only for such roles by an ancient social stratification system that still tacitly prevails. Compelled by the exigencies of poor economic life and caste identity, Amitabh, a young law graduate, becomes a manual scavenger. One day, to earn some extra money to support his family, he decides to get inside a large unsafe sewer to clear a blockage. He neither has protective gear, nor the accompanying engineer to check for poisonous gases. Will Amitabh come out safely?

  8. Terra Somnus: Dreamland / TERRA SOMNUS 09:00 Spain 2022
    Directed: Daniel Othon M. Gallardo
    Screenplay: Daniel Othon M. Gallardo
    Production: Daniel Othon M. Gallardo
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    In a distant town a mysterious troubadour performs every night, soothing the daily heartache of the people. Nobody knows where he comes from, but he?s the bearer of a unique art that turns dreams into a collective happening.

  9. It dawns the longest night / AMANECE LA NOCHE MÁS LARGA 09:00 Spain 2022
    Directed: Carlos Fernández de Vigo, Lorena Ares Lago
    Screenplay: Lorena Ares, Carlos Fernández de Vigo
    Production: Carlos Fernández de Vigo, Joaquín Calderón
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    The 4 horsemen of the Apocalypse meet to review the state of humanity and discuss strategies for the future. A weak and dying Death receives his companions with the intention of convincing them to torment humans less, but Famine, Pestilence and War dream of a humanity trapped in a world without escape.

  10. Kafka's Doll / KAFKA'S DOLL 10:00 Spain 2022
    Directed: Bruno Simões
    Screenplay: Bruno Simões
    Production: Humberto Santana, Roger Torras, Celine Fernandes
    Dialogue Language: Spanish

    Inspired by an unproven myth, Kafka's Doll is an animated short film that blends factual research, fiction, fantasy and myth into a single heart-warming story about loss.

  11. Red Rabbit 04:50 Ireland 2022
    Directed: Rory kerr
    Screenplay: Rory kerr
    Production: Ciara Roche
    Dialogue Language: English

    An anthropomorphic rabbit struggles to find peace and relaxation at home. These attempts are thwarted by a destructive shoulder devil, who takes glee in ruining any chance of tranquility

  12. The Girl Behind the Mirror / A Menina Atrás do Espelho 12:05 Brazil 2021
    Directed: Iuri Moreno
    Screenplay: Iuri Moreno
    Production: Lara Morena, Débora Resendes
    Dialogue Language: Portuguese

    A transgender girl locks herself in her room for fear of the monsters that threaten her outside, until a new reality appears behind the mirror where these monsters do not exist and she is free to be who she is or who wants to be.


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