A Russian American woman with no prior experience in politics decides to take a stand and organize a political march in support of Ukraine. She depicts the background of the Ukrainian conflict and describes the fate of opposition in Russia in local director Milla Spivey's debut film.
Genre: Documentary, Politics, Local filmmaker
Djinns, the Spirits of Patras - 14min
At the heart of a ruined factory in Greece, Wahid and Morteza, among fifty other Afghans who have escaped the atrocities of their country, try their luck to get to Italy in hopes of a better life in Europe. While waiting, they hide from a repressive police force and confront the "Djinns", the spirits that haunt this old abandoned factory.
Genre: Documentary, Refugees
The Inner Way - Meditation in Rebibbia - 60min
The zen buddhist monk tells through the testimonies of prisoners of Rebibbia prison house, the benefits of meditation. The discipline helps guests of the prison, some with heavy sentences, to face with greater confidence the condition constrictive and guide them on a path to deeper inner knowledge.
The stories of prisoners of their past, of how to deal with the daily reality, are contrasted with the actions of the staff working in the prison and collaborators of Dario that together they pursued the path of meditation.
Genre: Documentary, Spirituality
2:00pm - Just Between Us
In a posh hotel suite, two closeted Hollywood actors share a bed, life stories, and their deepest anxieties. Middle-aged Carter wryly instructs fresh-faced up-and-comer William in the realities of life as a gay man and movie star. But as the minutes tick away, the lines between naiveté and experience, cynicism and optimism, sex and romance blur.
Genre: Drama, LGBT
PAZUZU - 43min
A sex-crazed woman and neurotic bachelor meet up for a blind date that begins awkwardly and quickly goes even further downhill as their masks come down.
Genre: Drama, LGBT
3:30pm - Confidence Games
Foley Artist- 18min
A sound technician who specializes in Foley effects (recreation of sounds for a film no directly recorded during shooting) has an accident that forces him to stay home for a few days. During that time the attractive neighbour across the street who has just arrived in the neighbourhood becomes his new sound muse.
Genre: Drama, Relationships
BAD, BAD Men- 83min
BAD, BAD MEN is a comedy about Josh, Royce, and Steven, three good guys and fellow realtors who are bound together by fragile egos and fierce loyalty. By morning, one thing will be proven above all else: who the bad, bad men here really are.
Genre: Comedy, Buddy movie
6:00pm - Tight Spots
One Shot- 10min
One shot. One shot is enough to trigger a series of dark events: an unsettled drug deal, a prostitute who shouldn’t have been there or even a young man who asked the wrong person at the wrong time
Genre: Short, Suspense
A twelve year old girl plays a dangerous game with unforeseeable consequences.
Genre: Short, Drama
Funny Fat Guy - 85min
WORLD PREMIERE - Charlie McStean is doing what thousands of other people are doing in Hollywood - trying to "make it in the industry". Charlie is a struggling stand-up comic searching for laughs but time is running out for him as he struggles with booze, drugs and fast food. Direcotr Ryan Pennington's "Funny Fat Guy" shows the potential reality check of trying to follow one's dreams.