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TAG : drama

Of Thread and Almonds

Rebecca Manley/0:11:33/UK/Drama/2019

When an intense connection with a charismatic customer throws the well ordered world of a reserved cloakroom attendant into disarray, will following his heart mean taking drastic measures?


Make a Wish

Keyun Chen/0:24:51/Taiwan/drama/2019

Legend has it, on the night of Chinese Valentine’s Day, if one brings 1,000 paper stars to some ruins and burns them, the wishes written inside will come true.



Darren Teo/0:15:00/Singapore/Drama/2019

LIA?N (12) and her family are stowaways on a ship, hiding inside one of the containers. One day Lia?n is caught and her family is accidentally locked in a container. Now, Lia?n must try and communicate the danger her family is in to try and save their lives.


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


Jean Marie Antonini/0:20:43/France/Drama/2019

In the midst of the trench warfare, the Corsican soldier Lucien Casalta is called urgently at the back of the lines by a court of the country as a translator. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to see that the young soldier tried for desertion is none other than his compatriot and friend, Joseph...



Katyayan Shivpuri/0:08:26/India/drama/2019

Living by the railway tracks, a homeless man makes his living by selling novelty items at the busy traffic signals on the streets of Mumbai.The high point of his existence is passing a restaurant that serves the food he dreams of. One day he gets an opportunity to fulfil his life's big desire.


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.



Ryushi Lindsay/0:20:12/Japan/Drama/2020

Single mother Miyabi relies on her child idol daughter Kasumi as her only source of income and ticket to future financial stability. When Kasumi is replaced in the group by a more popular girl, Miyabi must ensure she gets her daughter back in the lineup or face destitution.


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.


The Ice Cubes

Sara Dufossé/0:10:21/Belgium/Drama/2019

On a sunny day, Louise wakes up with a painful toothache. Her ex-fiancé, Jérôme, decides to come over to discuss and agree on the split of their belongings...


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

Da Yie

Anthony Nti/0:20:34/Belgium, Ghana/Drama/2019

On a sunny day in Ghana, a foreigner approaches two children and takes them on an unexpected trip. The three of them get along so well that "Bogah", the foreigner, starts to question his initial intentions...


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

DELIVERY HEALTH (the escort)

Mirai Moriyama/0:20:17/Japan/Drama/2019

Tokyo, a city with colorful desires sweep through. A woman who works as a sex worker in Shibuya. She is called by a customer tonight and when she opens the door, he is there. The awkward guilt-ridden conversation between the two will turn into songs and dances.


Mother, Flower

Eunhye Hong Kim/0:15:58/South Korea /Drama/2019

Mother, Flower, is a story of a woman, Soo, who's having Post Partum depression after a few months of delivering her first child. Soo is forced to leave her work because of her depression and faces various judgements towards her from her mom, husband, and others throughout the story.


Final Exam

Kai Xiang Chang/0:13:03/Singapore/Drama/2019

Is scoring top in class more important than having compassion? In a harsh environment called school, the top 3 students in the class are tasked to help their classmate Nina improve her exam score. The trio discovers that the upcoming test could be her final exam in school.



Stenzin Tankong/0:14:22/India/Drama/2019

Singay, a successful man in his mid-30s, recalls the moment when officials from the Rural Education Department visited his remote village in Changthang, Ladakh, to take him—and possibly his pet lamb—to boarding school.


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

The Cut

Chloé Cinq-Mars/0:17:48/Canada/Drama/2019

Emma had a c-section. She didn’t see her son when he was born. When she finally meets him, she doesn't recognize her baby. How could she? Little by little, mother and child fall in love. The Cut delicately explores the complexity of the bond between mother and child.


Official Competition supported by Sony
Asia International Competition Best Short Award
Governor of Tokyo Award

After Class

Charles Xiuzhi Dong/0:15:01/China, USA/drama/2018

Eight-year-old Su Min and her mother reside in the slums of an anonymous metropolis in China. Su Min dreams of going to school some day. To fulfill her dream, her mother risks her job by sneaking into classrooms and offices to steal money.



Brandt Andersen/0:22:35/USA/Drama/2019

Syrian pediatric surgeon Amira works to save children from death's door, so much so that she has become neglectful of her own daughter. When the war that has largely spared them strikes close to home, Amira and her daughter suddenly find themselves fleeing for their lives.


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