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The Stranger

Directed by Sanjay Prasad Directed by Sanjay Prasad, “The Stranger” is a metaphorical dialogue-centric film that delves into the intricate tapestry of life, weaving together themes of ambition, love, and the eternal struggle between right and wrong. One of the standout features of “The Stranger” is its visually striking presentation, particularly considering its independent production status and low budget. The visual effects are commendable, adding depth and richness to the narrative without overshadowing the story itself. Prasad’s skillful direction ensures that every frame is meticulously crafted, immersing the audience in Rahul’s world of moral ambiguity and existential uncertainty. The screenplay …

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The Girl Who Faded Away

Directed by Brent Heise Directed by Brent Heise, “The Girl Who Faded Away” is a mesmerizing music video that takes viewers on a poignant journey through the depths of longing and the fleeting nature of love. Set against the backdrop of enchanting woods and mystical encounters, this visually stunning piece of art captivates both the eyes and the heart. The narrative unfolds as a lone man embarks on a quest with an air of mystery, clutching an old wooden case as he navigates the edge of a dense forest. The scene is set with the sudden appearance of a majestic …

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My Digital Truth

Directed by Swen Werner A banker in present day London on a quest for knowledge, battling illness, and forming an eerie alliance with ChatAI, blurring the lines between reality and the digital world. “My Digital Truth” a captivating animation short film directed by Swen Werner, takes its audience on a mind-bending journey through the realms of knowledge, illness, and the enigmatic alliance between a contemporary London banker and the world of artificial intelligence. One of the standout features of “My Digital Truth” lies in its impeccable screenplay, skillfully navigating the modern theme of artificial intelligence. Werner’s ability to weave a …

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Before The Freeze

Directed by Tenley E. Raj Before the Freeze there was a beautiful garden. After the Freeze, death. Director Tenley E. Raj takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey into the depths of the human psyche with her experimental short film, “Before The Freeze.” This unique cinematic endeavor delves into themes of paranoia, psychological stress, and escapism, resulting in an unconventional and thought-provoking piece of art. One of the standout features of “Before The Freeze” is its fearless embrace of experimental filmmaking. Raj’s approach pushes the boundaries of conventional storytelling and visuals, creating a visually arresting experience that challenges viewers to think …

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Bonsai Whisperer

Directed by Cameron Kashani Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of a remarkable man who has transformed his suburban home into a hidden oasis, an exquisite sanctuary where we’ll embark on an awe-inspiring journey. As we wander through this captivating haven, we’ll unveil the secrets and wisdom he’s gathered over years of meticulously crafting and nurturing these miniature living masterpieces. Get ready to be mesmerized by this documentary film that celebrates this extraordinary individual and his unique creation. “Bonsai Whisperer,” directed by Cameron Kashani, is a delightful documentary short that offers viewers a tranquil and mesmerizing glimpse into the captivating …

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Say My Name

Directed by Rhoyce Nova A violated girl is trapped in an underworld of shame. As a child, she was exploited by her father and his friends, and then thrown to the streets as a vulnerable teenager. Despite life going against Mel at every turn, she is determined to see the good in people and find hope before her past catches up with her. “Say My Name” is a short film that packs a powerful punch in its brief duration, leaving a profound and lasting impact on its audience. Directed by Rhoyce Nova and driven by an outstanding performance from lead …

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Twin Leaps

Directed by Wayne Kelly Trim twins Jimmy and Timmy take the keep fit world by storm with their Twin Leaps phenomenon. Then a falling out leads Jimmy to greater fame and Timmy to overweight obscurity. Has Jimmy really become a success all on his own? Timmy’s fiancée Pavi and Jimmy’s unacknowledged personal trainer Rhonda Gauntlet’s answer is no! Together they set about getting Timmy back on track and exposing Jimmy’s throw away the bread beer before bed approach to losing weight. Written and directed by Wayne Kelly, “Twin Leaps” is an eccentric and original comedy with an high pacing value …

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Panah

Directed by Sana Norouzbaki, Fatemeh Ghadirinezhadian Panah, a Middle-aged transgender male parent, is trying to leave Iran, in order to have sex reassignment procedures. He receives a phone call that his visa and medical docs have been rejected. Now, his only hope and motivation is to once more see his son, and be accepted by him for his authentic true self. The social powerful of this short film is the first thing that deserve a mention. With “Panah”, Masoumeh Bayat focuses on one of the big issues of his country (and not only). He tells us a story based on …

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Findings

Directed by Kristina Schippling Findings is a film about a young woman’s process of finding herself. She no longer fits into her own home, she literally grows out of it. But she cannot find a new home and loses herself in the search for it. Kristina Schippling takes us in another world with an experimental film about the femininity. Very often when talking about “experimental”, we are dealing with fiction movies without any experimental parameters. Black and white movies, silent films or strange screenplays are not experimental projects. In this case, we have a pure experimental short film; something of …

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Brick Walls

Directed by Brandon Forgione Marco, a frustrated and conflicted 24-year-old, moves away from his rugged hometown to begin anew. However, he struggles to progress when his past puts up walls around him. “Brick Walls” is a student short from Temple University directed by Brandon Forgione. The first thing you notice in this movie is the attention to details; every single shot is well thought-out, from the light to the composition. This is a sign of a good collaboration between the technical team and this, moreover, is a necessary precondition to do a good job as the main film schools teach. …

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