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DEATH BY HANDSHAKE

Directed by: Hudson Flynn
Principal Cast: Hudson Flynn, Andrea Burns
Country: USA
Running Time: 9:16

Synopsis: A talented teenager copes with restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic by filming a witty love letter to his New York City hometown.

GANEF

Directed by: Mark Rosenblatt
Principal Cast: Lydia Wilson, Sophie McShera, Danny Scheinmann and Izabella Dziewanska
Country: UK
Running Time: 14:00

Synopsis: A little girl, spooked by a dark tale from her mother’s wartime past, starts to believe her adored house cleaner is a sinister thief.

BAD OMEN

Directed by: Salar Pashtoonyar
Principal Cast: Fereshta Afshar, Marwa Amini, Irfan Amini
Country: Afghanistan
Running Time: 16:10

Synopsis: Kabul, Afghanistan. Pari, a widow and mother, struggles to purchase her prescription glasses in order to continue working as a tailor.

ROUGH

Directed by: Adam Patterson & Declan Lawn
Principal Cast: Ryan McParland, Michael Smiley, Brendan Quinn, Gerard Jordan, Peter Heenan
Photo Credit: Greg Funnell
Country: Northern Ireland
Running Time: 13:00

Synopsis: Ex-paramilitaries enforce their own brand of street justice but when they condemn a dog to death, they bite off more than they chew.

ARCHIBALD’S SYNDROME

Directed by: Daniel Perez
Principal Cast: Tom Hudson, Jade Penot
Country: France
Running Time: 19:15

Synopsis: Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but for Archibald it’s literally an affliction until he meets a free-spirited woman during a bank robbery.

THE KICKSLED CHOIR

Directed by: Torfinn Iversen
Principal Cast: Benoni Brox Krane, Stig Henrik Hoff, Nicholai Evans, Kahled Saleh Ankila
Country: Norway
Running Time: 18:00

Synopsis: A boy wants to sing in the local choir but when his father gets into a fight with a refugee, his aspirations are in jeopardy.

CLOSED TO THE LIGHT

Directed by: Nicola Piovesan
Principal Cast: Samuele Satta,,Cecilia Bossi, Ettore Scarpa, Savino Genovese
Country: Italy
Running Time: 10:00

Synopsis: In a moment captured in time, die-hard Italian fascists conduct reprisal executions of civilians in Lombardy during World War II.

OUT OF TIME

Written & Directed by: Delphine Montaigne
Principal Cast: Laurence Cote, Gerard Dessalles, Nadir Benlala, Marie Bray
Photo Credit: Anton Kobzar
Country: France
Running Time: 9:00

Synopsis: Felix’s mother has been called in and an exasperated director is threatening to ban him from the premises. But Felix still has a few moves.

AURORA

Animated, Written & Directed by: Jo Meuris
Country: USA
Running Time: 5:12

Synopsis: The animated tale of a little girl who falls in love with a beautiful horse named Aurora and learns about love, friendship and growing up.

MONSIEUR CACHEMIRE

Directed by: Iouri Philippe Paillé
Principal Cast: Antoine Vézina, Éric Bernier
Photo Credit: Gabriel Brault Tardif
Country: Canada
Running Time: 16:00

Synopsis: A bank loan officer extracts dark secrets from the past from an eccentric and mysterious customer in need of funds.