Season - 11 (DECEMBER 2021)

 

Short Film - Less than $5000

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Bigfoot!

Film Directed by: jason F Iannarino (Genre: Short)

"One man's unhealthy obsession with Bigfoot."

"Bigfoot!"

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Let There Be Peace

Film Directed by: Donald Watson (Genre: Short)

"This a film about changing yourself for a better world."

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SECOND THOUGHTS

Film Directed by: Wolfgang Flechsenhaar (Genre: Documentary, Short)

"At the time of National Socialism, around 500,000 persecuted and disenfranchised people emigrated from Germany and Austria. Only about 30,000 returned after 1945. Because of the drastic social changes in their home countries, for many, it was a return home to a foreign land.

Meanwhile, a sometimes very polemical and irreconcilable debate broke out between exiles and those who had spent the years from 1933 to 1945 in inner emigration.

Thomas Mann, a Literature Nobel Prize laureate living in the United States at the time, caused a furor when he firmly ruled out a return to Germany. Moreover, he stated: "I confess that I am afraid of the German ruins - the stony and the human ones."

Frank Thiess, a representative of the so-called Inner Emigration, on the other hand, considers the experience of "those who watched the German tragedy from the boxes and parterres of foreign countries" to be of secondary importance."

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Hungry dogs

Film Directed by: Felice Antignani (Genre: Crime, Noir, Short)

"Returning home after being robbed, Beatrice encounters the frustration of her brother, Riccardo, and the paranoia of her partner, Fabrizio. It is evident that they are hiding something."

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Navigatrix - Strong Women

Film Directed by: Oyvind Kleiveland (Genre: Short)

"They control your life, whether you know it or not. So, treat them with some respect!"

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listen to me

Film Directed by: François Hoskovec (Genre: Romance)

"Nathan is profoundly deaf, but this doesn't stop him from attending concerts at his friend's bar on a regular basis. Tonight, a strange instrument enters the stage. Entranced by the mystical vibrations and the musician, Nathan tries to overcome his handicap to go and meet them both."

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Hum in Harmony

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Thriller, horror, Short)

"Julius is a transgender teenager who hasn’t been true to him/her self. He/she discovers, through a series of terrifying events, how devastating that can be."

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Musical?

Film Directed by: Elena Palla (Genre: Short)

"Sneak pic from an everyday life story of two old friends, who meet each other by luck in a peaceful park. Ok not that peaceful. Well it’s a state of mind anyway let’s not philosophize it.

Ok, ok, it’s just that they can not understand why we sing and dance just to move on the story. Don’t be one of them. Don’t say its not normal. Nothing is in this life.

By the way, if you keep a secret, their wives driving them crazy because they are musical theater freaks, for goodness shake! But they manage it. What they can not manage is all the others around, if you get what I mean..."

Trailer of "Musical?"

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The Flowers I've Ruined

Film Directed by: Yohan Riba Martinez (Genre: Short)

"Diving deeper into the repressed corners of his sexual fantasies and desires, Kyle can't look at himself in a mirror without seeing his inner demons come out in the reflection."

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Fake World

Film Directed by: Gabriel Da Silva (Genre: Short)

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You're Early

Film Directed by: Mark Hensley (Genre: Short)

"Returning home late at night after class, a woman finds her partner at the mercy of a desperate burglar."

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Art of Death is Lessness

Film Directed by: Monica Jeler (Genre: Documentary, Short)

"This film stems from the confluence of two main situations: finding myself in this period of my life living in India and the concomitant circumstance of the recent death of my beloved sister due to an autoimmune disease.
The experience of traveling in Varanasi has allowed me to somehow take on and process my deep mourning. The sacredness of the great Ganges river merged with the river of my existence which became a tributary of the former one.
In Varanasi, the contact with the primordial is a given ... Varanasi always has to do with an existential journey, with something from one's own world that has gone into crisis and when you feel cornered and lost, you want to discover a more authentic meaning and to sanction a transformation...…."

Trailer of "Art of Death is Lessness"

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Maxxed Out

Film Directed by: David Chavez (Genre: Short)

"A man uses the last time travel pill in order to successfully complete a robbery with his team."

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LISA & EMMA

Film Directed by: László Bús (Genre: Drama, Short)

"Hamlet says to Ophelia:
"God has given you one face, and you make yourself another." (Hamlet by William Shakespeare)

LISA & EMMA is a short film without dialogue, a musical visual fantasy about a girl, inspired by the famous quote from Shakespeare. Focused on the diversity and mysterious omnipotence of the human face. The film is divided into 8 chapters. Black & white and color.

PLEASE USE HEADPHONES OR A STEREO SYSTEM FOR BEST SOUND EXPERIENCE!"

"LISA & EMMA"

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Sorry

Film Directed by: Vishal Bhalla (Genre: Short)

"Maxi is the quintessential romantic guy who wants to surprise and pamper his lady love Sophie everyday. Their romance grows over months as they meet in various places, until one wintery day he stabs her in the middle of the busy square.

Maxi brings his hands to his ears to say 'SORRY' as Sophie watches this sudden betrayal with shock. He escapes the crime scene meandering through passersby, crowded train journey and busy streets to return back home. He takes a shower only to get flashbacks of the people he bumped into, that all remind him to stay.

In the climax, we see the medical condition of Maxi and his real intentions in a sequence of flashbacks of the actual events where he attempts to kill Sophie - the same meetings which were perceived as romantic were indeed devious from Maxi's side. The story ends with a mini-reveal and a loss of the character, as the audience is left pondering whom and what to feel Sorry for!"

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The Interview from Hell

Film Directed by: Frank A DeChirico (Genre: Short)

"We all have experiences of crazy and weird people we work with but have you wondered who hired them, and whether they knew this person to be crazy or were just ignorant and wanted to fill the position?!

Eve has an interview with Tom for an IT support position. After going over his "impressive" resume, she asks where he sees himself in five years.
He describes a world of civilization's near collapse after the "near apocalypse" and his role in saving it.
Eve kicks Tom out of her office as he rattles off a series of techniques he would like to try in his new job.

We bring to you a new office comedy and we are sure for it to tickle some nerves. Please enjoy our COVID pandemic special!!!"

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The 7 Lives of Sara Blanchard

Film Directed by: Kevin Ruiz (Genre: Drama, Comedy, Short)

"A woman’s soul travels through different bodies, living through unhappy experiences. In her sixth life, she falls so deeply in love, that she invents a plan to reconnect with her husband in her next life."

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Switchboard

Film Directed by: Nathan Cragun (Genre: Short)

"A young switchboard operator must focus on her job as she overhears an unexpected event unfold."

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Moth On Fire

Film Directed by: Kiddo Pan (Genre: Short)

"Moth on Fire is a 3D animated rap music video.

An ordinary moth wants to prove itself by going through the fire, which is considered brave, strong and therefore respected by others. But soon it finds out that this so-called heroism behavior is deadly and is a conspiracy by the power holder. With the purpose of being heard and uncovering the truth, the moth plans to do the challenge in the smart way…"

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Self-Isolation

Film Directed by: Ben Probert (Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short)

"A young man struggles with the reality of Self-Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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Who I Wasn't

Film Directed by: Seeley Björkstén (Genre: Documentary, animated, experimental, drama)

"Most transgender people have complicated relationships with their parents, and I am no exception despite the fact that my parents died before I turned 5 years old. This film is an open letter to my parents who never knew that I am queer."

"Who I Wasn't"

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Answer Your Phone

Film Directed by: Benji Wragg (Genre: Horror, Thriller, Arthouse, Drama, Suspense, Psychological)

"As a young man walks home he realises his being stalked by an obsessive presence. "Answer Your Phone" explores the negative effects of having an abusive partner and how abusive relationships can destroy ones mental health."

 

Short Film - Between $5000 - $10,000

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A Chit Tu

Film Directed by: Dylan Chow (Genre: Short)

"A traditional Burmese husband and father discovers his first love with Gabriel, the new office intern."

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Journey from beginning to end

Film Directed by: ABHIJIT ROY (Genre: Short)

"Its a simply story of a father and her only daughter who reside in a very remote village in west bengal, India. The dream that had been seen by father 'Sujan' who is a very poor boatman for her daughter Uma which is either being happen or not is being the story line of the film."

Trailer of "Journey from beginning to end"

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Good Night My Sweet Prince

Film Directed by: Eric Joseph (Genre: Horror, SciFi, Short)

"An elderly couple return to the room where they spent their wedding night sixty years earlier and are transported back in time to relive that special night. Only this time, they have sixty years of memories that come between them thereby preventing them from consummating their marriage."

 

Short Film - More than $10,000

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I'm coming!

Film Directed by: Maria Forslin (Genre: Romance, Comedy)

"A group of teenagers party outside. Anja, a seemingly quiet and shy girl, gets an opportunity (via the game hide-and-seek) to be alone with Simon whose girlfriend Isabella counts. Alone with each other and bit drunk, they hook up. They reach their climax when Isabella shouts “I’m coming!”"

Trailer of "I'm coming!"

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Dajla: cinema and oblivion

Film Directed by: Arturo Dueñas (Genre: Documentary, Short)

"Life is going on in Dakhla, one of the Sahrawi refugee camps in southern Algeria, forgotten for 45 years. The celebration of a film festival, the Fisahara, breaks the monotony. The event ends, life (and oblivion) continues."

Trailer of "Dajla: cinema and oblivion"

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Not Nothing

Film Directed by: Suzanne Schmidt (Genre: Short)

"At 40 a woman fleas from abuse, as her sisterhood faces the challenge of unconditional love."

Trailer of "Not Nothing"

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Keep Painting, Mom

Film Directed by: Heloise Magny (Genre: Animation, Short)

"A young teenager suffering from depression enters his own psychological nightmare and must face his demons. Inside his own mind he will discover his true enemy, and the battle to find his purpose will begin...

We are looking for our World Premiere !

Starring : Ed Kelly (Whip it) David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad 2) Diego Wallraff (Largo Winch) Chloé Richard as Emma and William Violenus as Tom"

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Rumi's Rumba

Film Directed by: George Kostopoulos (Genre: Short)

"Professor Johnson, a college poetry professor, lectures his students on a poem by Rumi. When class finishes, one of the students, Olivia, approaches the professor with a question about the poem. This leads into a romantic fantasy musical sequence. Conflict arises soon after when Dean Cox and his secretary, Miss Flannigan, accuse Professor Johnson of exploiting Olivia."

"Rumi's Rumba"

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"Road Kill"

Film Directed by: Campbell Dalglish (Genre: Short)

"Tag line: "All roads begin and end at the beach." A childless couple celebrates their 7th anniversary with an annual ritual on the night of the Rose Moon. What begins with a romantic effort to get pregnant ends in a petty argument. Speeding off in the fog from a remote restaurant they hit something. What it is and how they leave it will change their lives forever."

"Road Kill"

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Being Brave

Film Directed by: Joffre Faria Silva (Genre: Short)

"Beckett, a precocious and resilient twelve-year-old, travels the bumpy road of a young boy living in complicated times. Beckett craves the love and acceptance of his divorced parents, but sees it jeopardized by the constant bullying he receives at school because of his father’s sexuality.
Incensed by the latest homophobic taunts by his mother’s new boyfriend’s son - Spencer - Beckett reacts, standing up for himself and unleashing a chain of events that in his eyes will resolve the situation he finds himself in and keep him safe."

Trailer of "Being Brave"

 

Feature Film - Less than $5000

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Feature Film - Between $5000 - $10,000

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Feature Film - More than $10,000 -

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Return To Normality

Film Directed by: Kostas Kolimenos (Genre: Feature)

"This is a story of Angeliki, a young Greek woman, who left London, in order to spend the weeks of confinement at the exact opposite end of the city and specifically in a very small village in the mountains of Greece. Her lifestyle violently changed and the people she met they brought her face to face with the primitive nature of her lifestyle.Primitive as a creation, as a way of living and as an erotic existence."

Trailer of "Return To Normality"

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Implanted (previously Headache)

Film Directed by: Fabien Dufils (Genre: Sci-Fi, thriller)

"Sarah, a struggling young woman living in Brooklyn, agrees to volunteer as an experimental test subject for
a pharmaceutical company called Dynamic Health Cure to be implanted with the LEXX nanochip. Sarah hopes
that the money received for her participation will solve her financial troubles and help her to take care of
her mother who has Alzheimer’s. A nanochip is implanted in her cerebral cortex. It is designed with artificial
intelligence technology to take control of the body at the inception of any disease or illness. When the implant
turns sinister and orders her to commit crimes, Sarah is plunged into a murderous spiral with only one choice: to live or die."

 

Web - Series

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Let There Be Peace

Film Directed by: Donald Watson (Genre: Short)

"This a film about changing yourself for a better world."

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HOTBUNNY420

Film Directed by: Francisco García (Genre: Short)

"The life of a gamer is about to change."

"HOTBUNNY420"

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Famous Gays And Lesbians... Alleged And Otherwise - 15 Episodes

Film Directed by: Thomas Connelly (Genre: Web Series)

"A Web series profiling the lives of influential Gays and Lesbians, both in and out of the closet."

 

Music Video

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Time...

Film Directed by: Randy J. Huling (Genre: Music Video)

"Dealing with the everyday issues with Multiple Sclerosis. Moments of me and my wheelchair. Everyday is a chalange. Fvck MS..."

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Spirit Walk

Film Directed by: Charles J. Griffin (Genre: Music Video)

"a music video featuring Talisman Groovemaker"

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I See My Beauty in You

Film Directed by: George Kostopoulos (Genre: Music Video)

"A college freshman becomes infatuated with her wolfish poetry professor."

"I See My Beauty in You"

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Prelude & Fugue in Dm

Film Directed by: Bruno Taniguchi (Genre: Music Video)

"The story is about dreaming, changing, evolving, facing (or not) difficulties, and finally accepting."

"Prelude & Fugue in Dm"

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The Softer Side Of War

Film Directed by: Kim Palzes (Genre: Music Video)

"Short video on women who serve in the military."

"The Softer Side Of War"

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My window

Film Directed by: Shawy (Genre: Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short)

"The animated clip « Ma fenêtre » sketches the luminous gap where the two worlds of musician Carl Vermont and visual artist Shawy meet.

The delightful french-pop ballad written and sung by the former is a dreamy bittersweet lullaby, which finds itself enhanced by the rich graphic universe of the second, thanks to a meticulous mix of paper collage / video / stop motion.

The result is a dazzingly poetic item, in the shape of a mini-odyssey where an infinite canvas of possible reflexions lie : power of imagination, resilience, liberty, death... rebirth ?"

"My window"

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Moth On Fire

Film Directed by: Kiddo Pan (Genre: Short)

"Moth on Fire is a 3D animated rap music video.

An ordinary moth wants to prove itself by going through the fire, which is considered brave, strong and therefore respected by others. But soon it finds out that this so-called heroism behavior is deadly and is a conspiracy by the power holder. With the purpose of being heard and uncovering the truth, the moth plans to do the challenge in the smart way…"

 

Documentary Film

"Not Enough Entries"

 

Animation film

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Keep Painting, Mom

Film Directed by: Heloise Magny (Genre: Animation, Short)

"A young teenager suffering from depression enters his own psychological nightmare and must face his demons. Inside his own mind he will discover his true enemy, and the battle to find his purpose will begin...

We are looking for our World Premiere !

Starring : Ed Kelly (Whip it) David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad 2) Diego Wallraff (Largo Winch) Chloé Richard as Emma and William Violenus as Tom"

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Nurture

Film Directed by: Ying-Fang Shen (Genre: Animation)

"Breastmilk comes quietly into the world at the time of birth to raise newborns. Sometimes they go even further and nourish more little lives through milk banks."

Trailer of "Nurture"

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My window

Film Directed by: Shawy (Genre: Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short)

"The animated clip « Ma fenêtre » sketches the luminous gap where the two worlds of musician Carl Vermont and visual artist Shawy meet.

The delightful french-pop ballad written and sung by the former is a dreamy bittersweet lullaby, which finds itself enhanced by the rich graphic universe of the second, thanks to a meticulous mix of paper collage / video / stop motion.

The result is a dazzingly poetic item, in the shape of a mini-odyssey where an infinite canvas of possible reflexions lie : power of imagination, resilience, liberty, death... rebirth ?"

"My window"

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CEASG THE MERMAID

Film Directed by: CARMEN PÉREZ GONZÁLEZ (Genre: Animation)

"Through the images of the maps from the Marqués de Valdecilla Historical Library UCM develops an animation short film. For this small film we have arrogated the iconography of sea monsters existing on the old maps of the library, in a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.
In the story we can find some fantastic characters that inhabit a hostile environment, the attack of a monster, a heroine who saves an heir, a grateful kingdom and a happy ending."

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Moth On Fire

Film Directed by: Kiddo Pan (Genre: Short)

"Moth on Fire is a 3D animated rap music video.

An ordinary moth wants to prove itself by going through the fire, which is considered brave, strong and therefore respected by others. But soon it finds out that this so-called heroism behavior is deadly and is a conspiracy by the power holder. With the purpose of being heard and uncovering the truth, the moth plans to do the challenge in the smart way…"

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LAST CIGARETTE

Film Directed by: Jiacun Li (Genre: Animation)

"The man wakes up and realizes that he is the last person in the world. He takes the last cigarette and embarks on his self-consistent roaming journey. The film mainly uses three tones of red, blue and purple to present the three stages of the protagonist’s psychological development, affirming the human spirit through a spiritual journey."

 

Films Made by Women Filmmakers.

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Keep Painting, Mom

Film Directed by: Heloise Magny (Genre: Animation, Short)

"A young teenager suffering from depression enters his own psychological nightmare and must face his demons. Inside his own mind he will discover his true enemy, and the battle to find his purpose will begin...

We are looking for our World Premiere !

Starring : Ed Kelly (Whip it) David Dastmalchian (Suicide Squad 2) Diego Wallraff (Largo Winch) Chloé Richard as Emma and William Violenus as Tom"

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Mon Polkhila. dream of a woman

Film Directed by: Priyanka Saharia (Genre: Documentary)

"1.The documentary starts with a Zoom meeting between Malobika Saikia and her 4
team leaders. Here Mrs Saikia is providing training. Soon the meeting ends on one
end by Mrs Saikia and on the other, character Aissh own clicking on the Leave
Meeting option.
(We document one whole day in their life, for morning till night. Parallelly, we show the
stories of the team leaders.)
2.We interview 2 of the team leaders and hear their views on:
Women empowerment and how they came across Malobika Saikia and her project Mon
Pokhila.
Here one of them was contacted by Mrs Saikia while the other womans a won Facebook.
They talk about how MrsSaikia’s hard work inspired them to join. A video montage starts
playing about Mrs Saikia working in her office whilst providing training. We incorporate
single shots of her working in her workstations....…"

 

COVID -19 VIRUS RELATED FILM

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Self-Isolation

Film Directed by: Ben Probert (Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short)

"A young man struggles with the reality of Self-Isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic."

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THE HEALING TOUCH

Film Directed by: SWETA KUMAR DASH (Genre: Short)

"The Healing Touch
This short film ‘The Healing Touch’ delivers a big message on the Covid pandemic. It has already ruined millions. A huge chunk have been affected and lakhs have lost lives. Every nation has been trying to combat the disease for which it is indispensable to be conscious physically and mentally strong and healthy. Covid patients undergoing treatment are having panic attacks leading to acute mental depression with unexplained fearfulness, nervous breakdown, anxious thoughts which is more debilitating than the infection itself at the physical level. This impact at the mental level has led to deaths during the 1st & 2nd wave & loss of immunity among the patients. Rising mental depression, anxiety, nervousness, mental pressure and sleeplessness are causing deaths & suicidal thoughts among the Covid patients. Maintaining appropriate mental balance, improving self-esteem and …"

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MASK

Film Directed by: Dr. Sweta Kumar Dash (Genre: Short)

"This short film 'Mask' by Dr. Sweta Ku. Dash where he unfolded the story of a little boy from a poor family selling Masks made tirelessly by her mother for just Rs 20 a piece during Covid-19 times. While some bought it willingly, others refused him straightaway. Many bargained and even forced him to offer it free which he eventually did to a person owning a swanky Car who was bewildered by the Boys gesture. While handing over the free mask, the little boy announced that he was offering it free for safety of mankind where price doesn't hold any value for him but let humankind survive in this difficult times & departed. Such a noble gesture from a poor boy who's family is totally dependent on the sale of Masks.This is based on true story during Pandemic of Covid 19 for awarness."

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Safe Distance

Film Directed by: Artur Wyrzykowski (Genre: Comedy, Drama, Short)

"Olek returns to Poland after a few years. He must be in quarantine, but his family refuses to let him in. He has nowhere to go, so he sits in the staircase. Władzio wants to walk his dog, which is about to blow up, but he cannot pass. He has to keep two meter distance and Olek doesn't even have a mask. Arguing with his former neighbor, Olek confronts his lost love, learns to close this relationship and is ready to face the unknown."

"Safe Distance"

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The Story of Coronavirus

Film Directed by: Yoni Goodman (Genre: Animation, Short)

"This animated film was developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 with Yoni Goodman, in collaboration with CDC, IFRC, and UNICEF. Making visible the coronavirus helps people see and understand how it spreads and how to protect themselves and others -- both in the community and at home with a sick family member."

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LUCA AND ISO

Film Directed by: Damian Overton, Ed Cali (Genre: Short)

"Isolated and alone in his apartment, a bored young man begins to document his week."

"LUCA AND ISO"