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  • "Acceptance" - Graduation Film - 2019

    Synopsis

    Ava, a professional dancer, finds herself in a relationship where she acts as submissive. Upon reaching the emotional limit of a vicious circle, she faces the obstacles of breaking up with choreographer Nicholas and taking control of her own life.

    Team

    Producer
    Osman Sina Saral
    Director
    Cassiana Maranha
    Screenwriter
    Maíra Scherer
    Cinematographer
    Sivasudhan Balamanohar
    Sound Designer
    Luka Ozegovic
    Editor
    Tijana Todorovic
  • "Andros" - Graduation Film - 2018

    Synopsis

    Andros is a short film about a female-only remote island, where an androgynous teenage girl must hide the fact she’s different from the other women to remain accepted in their matriarchal society.

    Team

    Producer
    Marie-Luise Scharf
    Director
    Doris Tääker
    Screenwriter
    Tom Butcher Cury
    Cinematographer
    Vishal Vittal
    Sound Designer
    Israel Bañuelos
    Editor
    Andrijana Krčmar
  • "Bruxa" - Graduation Film - 2019

    Synopsis

    Sofia and Tomas are long-time friends and flatmates who share a fetish for decadent rituals. On a rainy night in the ominous city of Porto, the flatmates are joined by an immigrant in transit, Rayan, who is spending the night Couchsurfing at their flat. Rayan recoils into a silent spectator as he witnesses João - a bitter nihilist - break Sofia’s heart for dinner, only to find himself part of a ritual that seems to have been premeditated since his arrival to Porto.

    Team

    Producer
    Osman Sina Saral
    Director/Screenwriter
    Fuad Halwani
    Cinematographer
    Vita Tae Zorat
    Sound Designer
    Luka Ozegovic
    Editor
    Sai Krishna
  • "EPISODE 165" - Graduation Film - 2017

    Synopsis

    Three Finnish friends cross the sea for one last spree together, but their unity is shaken when they realize the pressure to make that one a memorable night is greater than they thought. The great amount of time those fast-paced kids suddenly have to deal with at the crack of dawn will reveal doubts and nostalgia of times they have barely experienced together.

    Team

    Producer
    Tiago Carvalheiro
    Director
    Saeid Behbahaninia
    Screenwriter
    Eduardo Prado
    Cinematographer
    Adelaida Pardo
    Sound Designer
    Ilija Cvetkovsky
    Editor
    Dagmara Kucinska
  • "Fatherland" - Graduation Film - 2019

    Synopsis

    Alice is a 32-year-old artist who left her hometown when she was a teen. One night she receives a call from her sister which states that their father has come back. Alice who hasn't seen the father since his mysterious disappearance 10 years ago, now gets hope to reconnect with him. However, the phone call puts her beside a serious decision: returning to the Zone means facing the fears of her past and coping with the guilt of leaving her sister behind. In addition, the border control has become stricter. Finally, Alice sets herself on a journey. When she gets to the forest near the Zone, Anne calls again and states that their Father isn’t back and she lied. In the house in the Zone Anne, hears footsteps and her eyes get full with tears, she is also smiling. The key is opening the door from the other side, Anne looks at the door, frozen.

    Team

    Producer
    Nare Leone Ter-Gabrielyan
    Director
    Anastasiya Maksymchuk
    Screenwriter
    Sarower Reza Jimi
    Cinematographer
    Jacopo Meneghin/dd>
    Sound Designer
    Hisham Sharafeddine
    Editor
    Mariana Nunes
  • "Impromptu" - Graduation Film - 2017

    Synopsis

    A distressed man, trying to find peace in his apartment, is constantly interrupted by a ticking clock sound coming from the apartment above him. When he breaks in to shut the clock off, he finds himself trapped into a strange, surreal world where the plates and decorations talk to him and he doesn’t know whether or not to trust the owner: a seemingly innocent old lady.

    Team

    Producer
    Ingemar Ruiz
    Director
    Yasir Kareem
    Screenwriter
    Sergio Castañon
    Cinematographer
    Adelaida Pardo
    Sound Designer
    Ilija Cvetkovsky
    Editor
    Dagmara Kucinska
  • "Katabatic - Fisherman" - Graduation Film - 2017

    Synopsis

    Aleksandar Krishnjev with his entourage descends into a mysterious land full of uncertainties where he struggles to find the way to “The Ceremony”.

    Team

    Producer
    Veli Valentin Rajasaar
    Director
    Dean Radovanovic
    Screenwriter
    Dean Radovanovic
    Cinematographer
    Krish Makhija
    Sound Designer
    Richard Tettey
    Editor
    Madlen Sieghartsleitner
  • "Little Monster" - Graduation Film - 2019

    Synopsis

    An Asian neuroscientist relocates to Edinburgh after a poignant separation. Amid the early settling in issues he has, he gets to know that the daughter back in China is bullied at school.

    Team

    Director
    Jinling Wu
  • "MyLissa" - Graduation Film - 2018

    Synopsis

    42-year-old lonely and overbearing single mother Valerie takes her daughter Melissa on a holiday to Cascais, Portugal to celebrate Melissa’s 16th birthday. The innocent mother-daughter trip turns sour as Valerie learns that her daughter is having a secret relationship with a local man she met online whom she meets at night while her mother is sleeping.

    Team

    Producer
    Tshering Lham Thaye
    Director
    Merja Maijanen
    Screenwriter
    Lkhagvadulam Purev Ochir
    Cinematographer
    Cheng-Han Lin
    Sound Designer
    Nenad Stefanoski
    Editor
    Pedro Daniel Vital
  • "Roof Knocking" - Graduation Film - 2017

    Synopsis

    Gaza, mid-Ramadan. A mother struggles to abandon her home as she receives a phone threat giving her 10 minutes to leave. What is lost when the bomb hits?

    Festivals

    • 39th Cairo International Film Festival

    Awards

    • Youssef Chahine Award for Best Short Film - 39th Cairo International Film Festival

    Team

    Producer
    Sergio Salazar
    Director
    Sina Salimi
    Screenwriter
    Lucas Abrahão
    Cinematographer
    Francesco Crivaro
    Sound Designer
    Indrek Soe
    Editor
    Ahmed Abdelrazek
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