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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Mads Koudal/0:18:46/Denmark/Drama/2019

A woman's lifelong relationship with her disabled daughter is changed forever when she receives an unwanted letter.


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.

The Blue Bed

Alireza Kazemipour/0:14:10/Iran/Drama/2019

Zahra is a middle-aged woman who visits a temporary marriage agency and signs up to have a young working girl. She picks her up to take her home but the girl (Negar) who has never had a female client before, becomes suspicious of Zahra’s intent and sexual orientation.


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.

Golden Frames in the Closet

Putri Sarah Amelia/0:16:22/Indonesia/Drama/2019

A mortuary cosmetologist has to face a dilemma when she receives a call from a mother who had lost her child in an accident. A film with no dialog.


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.


Kathryn Prescott/0:15:24/USA/Drama/2019

A young woman suffering from heroin addiction and living in one of downtown Los Angeles' many low-income residential hotels, receives an invite to her estranged 4-year-old daughter's birthday party later that day.


Audition on the Subway

Heui Song Son/0:04:35/South Korea/Drama/2019

Unknown Actress Yoon-ji gets on the subway after finishing her part time work. At that time, a famous director calls Yoon-ji and says that her role will be a singer. he then asks Yoon-ji to sing over the phone.


Abu Eli

Maya Louzon /00:10:00/Israel /Drama /2019

Based on true story. The friendship between Avi, a former drug addict, and Jaber, a Sudanese refugee, is in danger. It is Jabber's last day before being sent to” Holot” Detention Facility, and Avi decides to take matters into his own hands.


Official Competition supported by Sony
Japan Competition Best Actor Award

Her Beat

Tsubasa Tomori/0:25:00/Japan/drama/2019

A high school girl Misa moved to a countryside. She hears a mysterious beat from a distance every night.


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.


Takeshi Kogahara/0:20:00/Japan/Drama/2019

A bedridden old man who spends every day on the bed. One winter night, the old man is looking at the snow falling outside the window and remembers the last time he spent with his late wife.


En Garde!

Daniels Joffe/0:12:50/Latvia/Drama/2017

A story of a young fencer on his way to manhood, wrestling with fears and a feeling of guilt, after the loss of an important adult.


Master Maggie

Matthew Bonifacio/0:21:31/USA/Drama/2019

A celebrity acting coach is interrupted by an unknown actor begging for her help for a TV audition. What follows is an unexpected journey for the both of them.



Tekkou Nogami/0:14:00/Japan/Drama/2019

The protagonist Mika and her mother Fumika are in preparation for engagement presents. The story goes back to the past with Mika’s monologue. Her brother, Hiroshi, suddenly stops going to school. The family's conflict is portrayed in Takashima.



Greta Nash/0:12:57/Australia/Drama/2019

A woman enlists the help of a removalist and his reluctant son to move a piano at the last minute.


Hikari TV Award

tapioca diary

Takashi Okado & Jon Cox/0:19:19/Japan/drama/2019

Takashi, who studies abroad in Taiwan, finds every day is full of fun in friendship and love that he can't find in Japan. However, he feels the difficulty of conveying his feelings frankly while the time goes by.


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.

Parental Advisory

Benjamin Belloir /0:18:30/Belgium/Drama/2018

Clémentine, lives with her mother and her younger brother Raphaël. A gloomy young girl, she escapes her daily routine doing camshow for pay with strangers. One night, during one of her cam session, Raphaël busts her. In a state of schock, he threatens to tell everything to their mother. The family harmony is in danger…


mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.

We Deliver a Smile

Leni Lauritsch/0:18:53/Austria/Drama/2020

To keep his job, delivery man Karim is forced to endure perfidious power games by customer Brigitte, who finds every excuse to keep him from leaving. Is she driven by racism or maybe just lonliness? When suddenly desperate cries for help resound from her bedroom, Karim faces a moral dilemma.


Bare trees in the mist

Rajan Kathet/0:14:58/Nepal/drama/2019

A young woman struggles to provide for her son while waiting to receive money from her husband. When she hears that a neighbor's husband has returned from abroad with gifts, she undertakes the long, humbling journey to visit them.


Shibuya Diversity Award

You Need Help

Barbara Elbinger/0:16:58/UK/Comedy, Drama/2019

An older couple experience a blip in an otherwise pretty uneventful marriage when the husband, Fred, avoids embracing retirement , and drifts purposeless around the house with an increasing resentful wife, Doreen. However, when a leaflet lands on his doormat promising to bring joy into his life again, he embarks on a mission to find himself, and put the much-needed magic - and music - back into their marriage. But she’s terrified that his ‘ridiculous’ behaviour will show them both up…


Cinematic Tokyo Competition Best Short Award


Charles Richardson/0:13:12/Australia/drama/2017

Set against the backdrop of the foreign world of Tokyo, two young lovers are separated when one accidentally boards the last train without the other. With a dead phone battery, and unaired tension, Lucas and Lindsay's relationship is tested as they learn that communication is the only thing that can bring them back together.


On the Ride

Jen McGowan/0:13:24/USA/Drama/2019

On his morning bike ride, Scott grapples with the memories of a trauma he experienced with his husband Todd. When his route suddenly takes an unexpected turn, Scott finds himself on the doorstep of a stranger intimately connected to the past he can’t shake.



Celine Cotran/0:17:36/United Kingdom/Drama/2019

Layla is a 60 year old Syrian refugee and Dreamland Amusement Park cleaner whose life is turned upside down when she meets a young boy, Femi, who teaches her to skateboard.


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