The Stay

A young woman checks into a secluded holiday cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you… forever.
Directed by Frazer Lee (UK)

Entrance No Exit

An OCD tennis player on a long haul flight to Australia. Mid-flight she needs the loo. Simple. Right? Wrong! Can Helen overcome her demons and escape the toilet before the plane lands?
Directed by Jo Southwell (UK)

The Crack

This film is inspired by Leonard Cohen’s famous quote: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”. An old, wise filmmaker takes us through the intricacies of working with analog film: the corn, light leaks and the imperfect yet inherently beautiful developing process. With short glimpses of unique characters, shot entirely on analog film, this piece celebrates the beauty in ugliness, the cracks in our personalities and the quirks of humankind while connecting it to the iconic, flawed look of analog film.
Directed by Marko Roth (Germany)

Ishq Ki Dava (Love Medicine)

This comedy short film is based on a story by O. Henry “The Love-Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein”. Dr. Akhilesh loves Bela but cannot express his feelings. In order to win her love, he takes resort to a love medicine in the story. What happens next is O. Henry’s twist adapted to an Indian setting.
This short film marks the launch of Ashima Pictures’ Purane Panne short film series where old masterpiece stories by famous authors will be adapted in Indian settings.
Directed by Mayank Singh (India)

Family in Exile

“Family in Exile” is an intimate documentary, set in Morocco, about the conflicts within the filmmaker’s family. It is a daughter’s quest to understand her father’s refusal, over many years, to interact with her and her mother. Through a series of revealing conversations with family members, stories touching on gender tensions, religious beliefs, and parent/child relationships are evoked. It is a personal visual letter of resistance by a daughter to a dictatorial father.
Directed by Fatima Matousse (Morocco)

Kissy Cousins Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis

Two Hollywood producers try to save their dying careers by creating a blockbuster out of old movies and their warped imaginations. What they don’t know is that they are being mined for their creative ideas. The film was in production for 25 years and shot in seven states including Wash D.C. (Linklater eat your heart out!). Homages galore! The next Rocky Horror!
Directed by Wayne J. Keeley (USA)

Across the Graveyard

A gravedigger struggling to adjust to life in a long distance relationship meets and confides in a 75-year-old widower at the cemetery where he works.
Directed by Michael Scarnati (USA)

Tharagan

Kannan, a struggling house rental agent in the suburbs of Chennai, is desperate to find a tenant for an apartment, so that he can settle his own immediate rental debt.
Directed by Mohan Lakshmipathy (India)