Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Wednesday, 8 April 2015
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Yesterday it wasn´t too bad, Mr. Schürmann” from Germany, Directed By Jan Krämer.
This is the third and most interesting part of my life“, said Mr Schürmann. He is wandering through the corridors, searching for new tasks. In former times, Mr Schürmann read, he enjoyed taking pictures and filming. His new world is rather clean and cold – the atmosphere of a hospital with patience who never leave. Since two months, he lives in a closed nursing home for dementia. “I don’t recognise my own logic, something exploded. We have to support each other. Because, the first does not know why, the second does not participate and the third one knows how it works.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Keliu Eismo Taisykles:Too Young To Drive” from Lithuania, Directed By Marija Stonyte.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Pim & Pom The Big Adventure” from Netherlands, Directed By Gioia Smid.
The two cats Pim and Pom are best friends who live together with 'The Lady'. When, one day, the lady's nieces Tracey and Stacey come to visit, they take the cats to the park for a Picnic. However, the nieces want to keep the cats for themselves and have to come up with a secret plan to kidnap them. Pim and Pom manage to escape their clutches but then they get lost and end up trying to survive on the streets. There they meet a bunch of alley cats who really put their friendship to the test. Will Pim and Pom be able to stay together and find their way home?
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Antiquated Kilter” from Australia, Directed By Omrane Khuder.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “87 Dakika:87 Minutes” from Turkey, Directed By Ilkay Yildiz.
After the tragic events of 1922 (Turkish – Greek war) the Ankara Convention of October 1930 ushered in a period of rapprochement, between two nations. The agreement also suggested that sporting and cultural initiatives ought to be pursued as a means of bringing people and organizations together from both sides. Just after signing of Ankara Convention, friendly football games begins between two countries. 87 Minutes is the story of a historical football match played between F.C Lailapas of Chios (Greece) and Karşıyaka S.K of İzmir (Turkey) in December 1930 but abondoned after just 3 minutes due to heavy rain. The documentary witnesses the efforts of the successful resurrection of the game.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Memories of an Autumn” from India, Directed By Sanat Sinha.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Sysiphus Goes To School” from Bulgaria, Directed By Plamen Marinov.
A middle aged American woman unexpectedly discovers her true origin after her parents have died. Deeply moved, in the midst of an identity crisis, she decides to travel, hoping to find the natural mother she has never known. She therefore goes to a small and remote place in the South of Italy, Montedoro. She finds an apocalyptic scene when she gets there: the village, resting on a majestic hill, is completely abandoned and nobody seems to live there anymore. Thanks to a casual meeting with a few mysterious people, those that had never wanted to abandon the village, the protagonist will undergoes a fascinating and magical voyage through time and memory, re-joining the spectres of an unknown past that belongs to her, is part of her family story and part of that ancient and mysterious community that is now extinct, but will come to life one last time.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “The Ballad of Snake Oil Sam” from USA, Directed By Arlene Bogna.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Nothing To Declare” from Australia, Directed By Robert Rabiah.
Batia, a young mother, decides to dissolve her family. She and her husband Joel separate. Contrary to expectation she decides that her husband will take their little daughter under his charge. But life has a different plan for Batia; Joel disappears mysteriously. For the first time Batia is forced to take the role of a mother and to deal with a child who has a fertile imagination and who refuses to accept the fact that her father disappeared. She believes that he reincarnated into the fish that is found in a deserted car. This is a personal and surrealistic movie about the continual coping with loss, motherhood, and the relationship between mother and daughter.
A reluctant faith healer tries to escape his darkened past working as a ranch hand for a plain-spoken widower and his young daughter. Over time, he becomes a part of their family and even falls in love with the local girl who helps out at the ranch, giving him hope that he may have finally found a place to call home. But, his fragile dreams are shattered when his predatory evangelist mother tracks him down, stopping at nothing to get her son and his miraculous gifts back on the revival circuit.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “Because of Writing” from United Kingdom, Directed By Pier Paolo De Rosa.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “I would like to be enraptured, muzzled, and on my back tattooed” from Brazil, Directed By Andy Malafaia.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “A True Reflection” from Australia, Directed By Jayden Cummins.
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is it different from what others see? A True Reflection is a short film written and directed by Jayden Cummins, and shot by Steve Christo, that explores what happens when four characters - who each see something different in the mirror - are faced with an adverse situation.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “The world according to Michael” from Poland, Directed By Tomasz Wiśniewski.
The story of a young man named Michael who was born mute and partially deaf. His productive life developed with the loving support of his family and girlfriend. His creativity and spirituality is nurtured by his talent for making and painting religious icons. The depth of his family love is enhanced by creating an icon out of a tree planted by his grandfather. He experiences loneliness and isolation due to his handicap but reaches out to others with his art and love for nature. He becomes interested in bee keeping and works lovingly with his own hives. He may not be able to hear singing and music but his heart does sing with his love of life and his sensitivity for all that lives.
Kev, a father of two, finds himself slowly breaking down in the wake of his wife’s mysterious disappearance. Left with his daughters and sister in law, he battles feelings of abandonment and betrayal coupled with outlandish fantasies of a beast that haunts the household and surrounding woods. Emotions reach fever pitch as Kev descends into paranoid delusions that reach out hauntingly from a macabre and elusive past.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “The Butcher” from Greece, Directed By Dimitris Panagopoulos.
When a disgruntled hitman (with an inexplicable talent in surviving head wounds), a loquacious mobster (and occasional Santa Claus impersonator), and an arche typical contract killer find themselves entangled in each other's revenge scheme, linear narrative will only be the first of many casualties left behind.
In China foreigners are hired for a fictitious job in Chinese companies. This is done to create a more respectable image in the eyes of their colleagues and clients. Dorian, a Polish man of Ukrainian origin, finds a tempting job offer on the Internet.He goes to China, where he finds himself in the alternative universe of the successful modern business world.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “The Gold Watch” from Sweden, Directed By Joachim Nakagawa Stråning.
Caught pouring sugar in his coffee, Ben is asked to leave the cafe, and relegated to drink his sugary coffee in the park with other 'over eaters'. Sugar Free holds a mirror up to Australia today and takes a light hearted view of where societal pressure could lead us. In a few years time, will being over weight and eating sugar be as unacceptable as smoking in society?
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Luma” from Israel, Directed By Carmel Ben Ami & Sohini Tal.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Bear Story” from Chile, Directed By Gabriel Osorio.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Animation Film “Warm Snow” from Israel, Directed By Ira Elshansky.
"Warm snow" is an animation short about the relationship between a father and his grown up daughter. It starts out in an ordinary situation with the father and daughter sitting at the kitchen table. The daughter is waiting for her food to get warm and is annoyed by her father's questions and suggestions. The situation then develops and transforms into a surrealistic world full of love and pain.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Durchwacht:Waking night" from Switzerland, Directed By Florian Geisseler.
A young dancer struggles with the harsh conditions of working in independent theatre. To be able to pay her bills, she is forced to find a bread-and-buttter job, but this keeps her from doing what she loves, dancing. Self-doubt and stage fright turn her into an insomniac. Her road is rocky and ardous, but she fights for her dream.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Mein letztes Konzert:my last concert” from Germany, Directed By Selcuk Zvi Cara.
"Oren (27) comes to his parents' house to pack his belongings before moving with his girlfriend to their new apartment. During this day, out of seemingly simple interactions, the family dynamics reveals itself, and exposes the protagonist's place- between child and adult, between intimacy and Alienation. The house constitutes the space in which past, present and future mix into a chronicle of separation."
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Malas Vibraciones:Bad Vibrations” from Spain, Directed By Flavia Santos.
Human or mechanical? That?s the question that shakes Fernando?s mind (Aitor Mazo) when his calm and controlled life gets altered when he discovers a dildo in his wife?s wardrobe. Is it something more than a substitute? Too many questions. A sick obsession overwhelms him and drags him into extreme situations when trying to find a reason. A Single passage unexplored lands no turning back. A psychological trip through the mind of the main character looking for answers.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “Rabeaan Mar min Huna:A Spring Has Passed By” from Bahrain, Directed By Eva Daoud.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Feature Film “La Última Canción de Libertad:The Last Freedom Song” from Chile, Directed By Matías Adonis Fossemale.
Fascism achieves power and destroys the Tupamara guerrilla. The defeated, who took the path of guns tu win, will have to reevaluate the value of their existence after being under fierce torture. That´s the history of president José Mujica and his partners, who clung to the fundamental value of life.
“Supermisil” is the story of Antonio a family father whose current job worries are priorities over his son’s interests. Uncapable of improving his relationship with him Antonio explotes against the little boy and his fascination with his favorite tv series: Supermisil. On his way to work Antonio finds an unusual situation which will help him to be more empathic with his son and this will also show him that Superheroes exist...and Villains do too.
NMIFF welcomes the entry of a Short Film “La Montaña que Llora:The Weeping Mountain” from Argentina, Directed By Santiago E. Sanchez Ortega.
Guillermina is a young colla from the northwest of Argentina. She cant mourn and wants to be free. In the wake of her husband decides to leave the room. She climbs a mountain following a flying condor in the sky. She begins to remember her youth with her drunk husband and also the day he met the one only person who could understand her. Memory and present merge in a small hut. When loneliness is so deep sometimes spirits are the only company.