SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2020
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SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2020
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mature Mature Content: These films may include sexual and/or violent content.

On Hold

Laura Rantanen/0:20:07/Finland/Non-Fiction/2020

Did you know puberty lasts forever? On Hold is an experimental documentary short film contemplating around the themes of intergenerationality and socially constructed masculinity. The film is based on anonymous phone calls dialed for a helpline for boys and young men under 20-years of age.

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Exit 12

Mohammad Gorjestani/0:23:38/USA/Non-Fiction/2019

After two tours in Fallujah during the Iraq War, US Marine Roman Baca came home ravaged with depression, anxiety, and anger. He turned to his first passion, dance, and ultimately formed Exit 12 — a dance company led by Veterans and military families who use dance to cope with the complex effects of war.

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In between tracks

Alex Puig Ros & Delfina Spratt /0:24:00/Spain/Non-Fiction/2019

Without getting off the train, the drivers will tell us of the consequences of having to pull the brakes on an emergency.

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Malanka

Paul-Louis Léger & Pascal Messaoudi/0:13:00/France/Non-Fiction/2019

Somewhere in the Ukrainian hills, near the Romanian border, Gigi celebrates Malanka, a pagan festival where bears are heroes.

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Clatter

Rémi Rappe/0:06:07/France/Non-Fiction/2019

Isolated on the Salvation Islands, a troop of monkeys and a peacocks are living a mysterious epic. The magnificent beauty of nature are slowly erasing the vestiges of this remembrance place, known for being the home to one of the toughest penal colony in French Guiana.

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Inherited Memories

Len Murusalu/0:15:27/Estonia/Non-Fiction/2019

Inherited Memories explores the notion that traumatic experiences can be passed on to future generations. In 1941, a young Estonian railway worker was nearly executed for attempting to escape conscription by the occupying forces. Seventy-seven years later, his granddaughter revisits the places from his stories to gain deeper insight into the connections between them.

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Save the Earth! J-WAVE Award

Rewild

Nicholas Chin & Ernest Zacharevic/0:04:03/Indonesia/Non-Fiction/2019

This film shows a new forest restoration site on the borders of the Leuser Ecosystem and reveals a Rewind symbol carved into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra. The narrative runs in reverse, rewinding the clock on deforestation to undo the damage caused by the unsustainable production of one of the world’s most versatile commodities.

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Non-Fiction Competition Best Short Award

Kamali

Sasha Rainbow/0:23:47/UK/Non-Fiction/2019

Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

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Rewild

Nicholas Chin & Ernest Zacharevic/0:04:03/Indonesia/Non-Fiction/2019

This film shows a new forest restoration site on the borders of the Leuser Ecosystem and reveals a Rewind symbol carved into a palm oil plantation in Sumatra. The narrative runs in reverse, rewinding the clock on deforestation to undo the damage caused by the unsustainable production of one of the world’s most versatile commodities.

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Kamali

Sasha Rainbow/0:23:47/UK/Non-Fiction/2019

Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a fishing village. Her timorous mother, Suganthi takes a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. Separated for the first time, they must find freedom in a man’s world.

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Loch Ness Swim

Sean Gillane/0:15:44/USA/Non-Fiction/2020

Ultra-marathon swimmer Patti Bauernfeind's life-changing journey of swimming Loch Ness.

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

Where the wind takes us

J.A. Moreno Amador/0:22:00/Spain/Non-Fiction/2019

Mariam fled her country, she is pregnant, and she is looking for a safe home for her baby. Due to the hazards along the way, women prefer to keep their stories secret. Nevertheless, Mariam has decided to tell her story to her child Treasure before giving birth in Christmas.

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Future is MINE - AINU MY VOICE -

Daichi Tomida//0:19:32/Japan/Non-Fiction/2020

Portrays the growth of a woman who carves out her future through the journey. The traveler is Rie Kayano of Ainu. Born in Ainu with a mission, she visits a Native American tribe, Seminole, which builds its own culture. She tries to find a path she should take and move forward.

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Tā Moko - Behind the Tattooed Face

Mick Andrews & David Atkinson/0:12:14/New Zealand/Non-Fiction/2019

Maori face tattooing, tā moko, is a tradition that almost died out through colonization. Bernard and Sapphire are passionate about seeing Maori communities unite and heal through rediscovering their customs. This film follows their pain and triumph as they receive face tattoos of their own.

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

STAND WITH HK

Hori Jun/0:25:00/Japan/Non-Fiction/2020

A coverage of the anti-extradition bill movement in Hong Kong. Tear gas and water canon containing chemicals are fired by the police. What are the hopes of the young generation who confront this overwhelming oppression? The film carefully compiles their voices.

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Malanka

Paul-Louis Léger & Pascal Messaoudi/0:13:00/France/Non-Fiction/2019

Somewhere in the Ukrainian hills, near the Romanian border, Gigi celebrates Malanka, a pagan festival where bears are heroes.

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Future is MINE - AINU MY VOICE -

Daichi Tomida/0:19:32/Japan/Non-Fiction/2020

Portrays the growth of a woman who carves out her future through the journey. The traveler is Rie Kayano of Ainu. Born in Ainu with a mission, she visits a Native American tribe, Seminole, which builds its own culture. She tries to find a path she should take and move forward.

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Directed by Forough Farrokhzad
Special Screening
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THE HOUSE IS BLACK

Forough Farrokhzad/0:20:45/Iran/Non-Fiction/1962

Set in a leper colony in the north of Iran, The House Is Black juxtaposes “ugliness,” of which there is much in the world as stated in the opening scenes, with religion and gratitude. The film was restored by Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna and Ecran Noir productions, in collaboration with Ebrahim Golestan. Additional support was generously provided by Genoma Films and Mahrokh Eshaghian. Restoration work was carried out at L’Immaginie Ritrovata laboratory in 2019.

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