06/12 14:00 SHORTS Fiction 3

The Trip
Director Daniel Rihák
17’40”| Slovakia | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
Veronica, a young student of medicine, is taken on a spontaneous trip to the mountains by her lover Roman, a professor from the school. Their romantic game quickly turns dramatic when Veronica finds out Roman knows about her secret. A fight for life begins.

Director
Daniel Rihák is a fresh graduate of Film and TV Directing at The Film and Television Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia (FTF VŠMU). He spent one year at the Lisbon Theatre and Film School in Portugal, studying both film directing and cinematography.


(Un) Certainty
Director Grace Wang
12’52”|Canada |2018 [A]

Synopsis
A woman enters the forest and encounters a stranger, or does she?

Director
Grace Wang is a writer and director. Grace’s first short film, “I Remember” (2013), made with a crew/cast of three on no budget, premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Directors Lounge and opened 2013 Ebertfest. She is currently developing her first narrative feature, supported by Canada Arts Council.


Cassandra
Director Io Lou Ian
08‘00“| Macao | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
Cassandra used her 2 years old memory to find someone who was important to her. She wrote him a total of 1440 messages in four years, but did not receive any reply.

Director
Io Lou Ian is studying at the Department of Film Science graduate School in National Taiwan University of Arts and graduated in Multi-Media Design at Macao Polytechnic Institute. Her work “The Kids Project” was awarded the Jury’s Award in Macao International Film and Video Festival 2016.


Come Back Home
Director Khoa Nguyễn
20’00”| Viet Nam | 2018 [B]

Synopsis
Having a car accident at night, a man comes to a strange house nearby to ask for help. What he sees in the house makes him more confused and worried.

Director
Khoa Nguyễn is a director of TVC, viral clips as well as some short films, such as “Beauty inside” (2015), “Beyond the window” (2016) and especially “Come back home” (2018). In 2018, he worked as a producer for a feature project called “Beauty bookworm”. He is a co-founder of a film production house in Vietnam at present.


A Blind, Mute and Deaf Family
Director Mark Justine Aguillon
14’00” | Macao/Philippines | 2019 [C]

Synopsis
The Eyes, Mouth and Ears. These are the primary and essential parts of the body. Unfortunately, these were also the ones which were taken away as a right to use in this family. A family that is blind to see the truth, mute to say what is just and deaf not to hear the atrocities of the world that they’re born to live with…

Director
Mark Justine Aguillon is a Filipino Actor and Young Filmmaker. He has been awarded as best Actor in International Film Festival Manhattan, New York City. His film “Who Am I?” has awarded Audience Choice Award in Sound & Image Challenge Film Festival Macau 2018 and most Popular Film Award in International Film Festival Manhattan.