05/12 17:30 SHORTS Fiction 1

An Ordinary Morning
Director Kadim Tarasov
17’25” | Ukraine | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
A married couple is immersed in routine: they live under one roof, sleep in the same bed, but they forgot about the real feelings, leaving together like robots. A relationship in marriage is an infinite work. Don’t leave your loved one’s alone, because lonely thoughts lead to the unexpected.

Director
Kadim Tarasov is a director and founder of production studio “Chupacabra production”, who took part in the post-production of “Wii” in 3D. He is widely known for his work in the show business as the director of the film “Poets do not sleep at night” and “The Illusion”.


Athena, Setayesh and others
Director Mohammad Ali Wahaj, Mohammad Abdollahi
01’42” | Iran | 2019 [B]

Synopsis
An allegory story of the lives of two very young girls in Iran “Athena” and “Setayesh” that were violently and sexually assassinated and killed.

Director
Mohammad Ali Wahaj and Mohammad Abdollahi, respectively, studied the Cinematography associate degree of university of applied science and graduated from the Dar Al Fonoun Cinema Institute.


Lay Them Straight
Director Robert DeLeskie
08’00”| Canada | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
A teenage girl battling obsessive compulsive disorder has to run the gamut of school bullies every day, until a traumatic event convinces her that her disorder may be an indication of supernatural powers.

Director
Robert DeLeskie is a Toronto-based filmmaker and director of TV commercials and short films. His work includes Lay Them Straight (2018) and Jack in the Box (2015) and The Runner (2006) that have been broadcast internationally and played at festivals around the world.


Replicant Mind
Director Tomer Weinberg
09’21”| Israel | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
It is a Sci-Fi Short. While injecting a mind back to their patient, a doctor and her assistant realize it has been duplicated. Now they must determine which copy has to be eliminated: the human or the computed duplicate.

Director
Tomer Weinberg was born in Haifa, Israel in 1991. He is a freelance filmmaker, independent director, and editor of commercials and films. He specialized in Film and television studies at ORT Psagot College and The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University.


Cargo
Director Abhilash Chandra
15’00”| Malaysia | 2019 [B]

Synopsis
A disheartened 12-year-old boy encounters a dark supernatural force resting inside the cargo his unassuming father transports from the depths of a Malaysian palm oil plantation.

Director
Abhilash Chandra was born in Klang in Malaysia in 1987. He graduated with an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and Cargo is his completed thesis short film and his third short film as a director. He is currently developing his first directorial feature action film centering on the journey of a mother and son.


Captured
Director Rumen Russev
02’40”|Bulgaria |2019 [B]

Synopsis
A lonely photographer falls in love with a mysterious girl that can only be seen through the viewfinder of a vintage camera. Captured is a dark story, filled with love, loss, and betrayal.

Director
Rumen Russev – Born in Bulgaria, Rumen Russev studied Film and Television at University of California, Los Angeles, for a year and will soon graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Film at University of Kent. His previous short fantasy film, “Jump Cut”, was screened at 20 film festivals around the world.


Fears
Director Germán Sancho
08’00”| Spain | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
The most terrifying fears creep into a little girl in her room when the lights turn off, just before she goes to sleep. Her father tries patiently to calm her; however, the darkness and the unknown are much more powerful and voracious. There’s something even worse there, that hides a frightening reality.

Director
Germán Sancho graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the European University in Spain. In 2004, he gained a masters degree from the Complutense University (Madrid, Spain) in Film Direction and TV-Format Design. “ìInvisibleî” (2015) was his first project as Film Director. His short-film was shown at different film festivals in Spain and others Countries.


Short Wave
Director Mohamad Esmaeeli
15’00”| Iran | 2019 [B]

Synopsis
Early in the morning, a worker, tired of night work, comes back home. The speech of a dictator from a loudspeaker in the street disturbs his rest. He decides to stifle the annoying noise as best he can, but on this path, he loses himself.

Director
Born in 1983 in Iran, Tehran. He is an Experimental photographer since 2005 until now. He is a photo manager of “cinema weekly magazine” in 2008. He has awarded Iran 2017 (OPERATION 747) best director, best film, best actor, best cinematography from 1th “eshgh o eisar” short film festival.