October 2018

Mechanika

Young scientist Alexey Romanovich invites all his colleagues interested in his experiment. 
Among the guests are collector, the member of the Scientific Council, also we see the father and son, who are devoted to science, 
but, clearly, have different intentions for the Alexey Romanov's experiment.
The real reason of the scientific project's presentation is the mentor of Alexei Romanovich - Pavel Egorovich. 
At the scheduled time, everyone comes to the laboratory of young scientist.

Start the Buzz

Start the Buzz is the latest film commissioned by Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (Italian Fashion Council) to celebrate Milano Fashion Week A/W 2018/19. The film is directed by the award-winning Milan-based creative production company The Blink Fish. As a way to support and provide visibility to the emerging generation of young Italian designers, Start The Buzz features only emerging talent, namely Arthur Arbesser, Fausto Puglisi, Gabriele Colangelo, Giannico, Lucio Vanotti, Les Petits Joueurs, Marco de Vincenzo, MSGM, Paula Cademartori, Sara Battaglia, Stella Jean, Vivetta.

PYOTR495

'Set one evening in present day Moscow, 16 year-old Pyotr is baited by an ultranationalist group known for their violent abductions and anti-gay attacks bolstered by Russia’s LGBT propaganda law, but Pyotr has a dangerous secret his attackers could never have accounted for.'

Monetochka - Zaporozhets

This is our answer to Elon Musk, by launching a domestic car into space. But the story doesn't end there. The plot is based on the story of a great big love, and a sad pilot-samurai, who will not stop at nothing, in order to find his lost love in the corners of the vast universe.

THE TESSERACT

Travel through the minds of two dancers at the BOLSHOI Ballet in Moscow, as they journey from rehearsal to the stage.

QUIET

Grandpa and grandma bought the house just near the forest to make it more quiet.

The Dead Man Speaks

A dead man's thoughts about his current state.

Voice for the Voiceless

This film follows three generations of Ugandans in their fight to bring quality education to their village.

Enid, her son Martin and her adopted son Titus have all spent their lives in Kikobero. This is a hard-to-reach village with poor quality roads, lack of basic amenities and a lack of good schooling.

Martin and his parents are committed to bringing a quality school to the village so that children are able to break away from the traditional way of life and explore more opportunities. This 18 minute film follows part of that journey.

Scandal

This animation made of 2500 paintings tells the story of a man who tries to run away from his fate. He is seeking for success, fame, happiness and love... But the city is too strong and he can't win. Sadly, he becomes a powerless witness of his own fall, just like a bee trapped in a spiderweb.

Synched

In the chaos, a man flees to the other side of the world only to find out that there is no escape.

Telephone

"Telephone" is a journey into the world of sound. The sense of meaning sounds can imbue and the memory of sound in the face of silence. Set around Barentsburg, Svalbard. The film follows Viktor, a miner with a tender soul, on the verge of losing his hearing. Lost among the unforgiving white of the arctic his reality melts into only one urge - connection. He must try to contact his son, his only lifeline. But what can be said down the line of silence awaiting him?

With my own two hands

The life of a man through his hands and the ones around him...

Motion Pictures

A boys love of action movies becomes his only outlet after facing a far more difficult battle in reality.

Breathless

A committed synchronized swimmer tries to win the championship and heart of the coach.

Patterns of Restlessness

Suffocation.
Time suspended.
The things holding us back.
The weakness, inadequacy, the frustration.
The patterns of our restlessness.

Goodbye, America

A young Cuban of Russian origin Ivan returns to his historical homeland and immediately becomes involved in a cycle of events that put him in front of a serious choice.
The soundtrack of the film was a cult Russian song “Goodbye, America!”

Voice of the Sea

The main hero – Ivan loses his hearing aid in the sea and becomes deaf. After that he falls in love with a singer from a coastal café. He plays lottery to win money, buy a new hearing aid and hear her singing.

Alice in Paris - Season 2

When Alice comes to Paris, she thinks she has everything figured out. But Her absolute taste and her theoretical perfect knowledge of Paris will soon come short. Between her sister love affairs, her inability to keep a job for more than a day and the mysteries of Paris, she will soon realizes that life is not as simple as a kitchen recipe.

Hoppi Tales: The sprinkled sprinklers

omewhere in the very center of the World there is a quiet, serine valley, the Hoppies live and work there. Hoppiland is a multicultural town you can find Hoppies with all different nationalities. While everyone is busily running about, the Hoppies making sure that after the busy days there are holidays for everyone. Birthdays, Christmas, carnivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Hanukkah and of course the Year of New Moon - every day there is a holiday somewhere in the World.

Hoppi Tales: Who is the merriest in the amusement park

Somewhere in the very center of the World there is a quiet, serine valley, the Hoppies live and work there. Hoppiland is a multicultural town you can find Hoppies with all different nationalities. While everyone is busily running about, the Hoppies making sure that after the busy days there are holidays for everyone. Birthdays, Christmas, carnivals, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Hanukkah and of course the Year of New Moon - every day there is a holiday somewhere in the World.

Vivat Musketeers!

The world is on the verge of abyss, there is no hope. But the serious men appear at this time, heroes without fear and reproach, real musketeers. Vivat musketeers!

The Amazing Toy

It’s Kevin’s birthday in a few minutes. Simon has to find the right gift for his nephew, who’s a difficult child. His fear to disappoint him will make him imagine the worst that could happen with every gift. So begins a toy hunt who will become a rewarding experience for every character.

A Beautiful Mistake

A group of "bad boy" write an apology letter to their mom, to our mom. Filmed and produced by Skopelos International Film Festival for Youth 2017.

Detention!

Trouble ensures in Detention when two best friends fight for the attention of the ‘pretty girl’. Luckily for them - their teacher doesnt seem to care.

Family Vacation

Mom and dad are fighting, the children are annoyed, it is hot outside and they are already late. It's vacation time. And Grandma is waiting to be picked up...

Kippkopp In The Grass

Kippkopp, a chestnut child, is up for a walk in a meadow. He is alone and looking for someone to play with. He meets numerous animals on his way, but none of them cares about him. Even the ladybug flies away… however, Kippkopp decides to follow her.

Buba & Sharon

A documentary about a special friendship. Elephant Buba and circus girl Sharon have known each other all their lives. They perform together, but also outside the circus ring they are inseparable. After this summer, a new bill on wild animals in circuses will most likely send Buba away for good.

Axel Overture

The adventures of a woodsman and his robot friend.

Promise

A couple of elders escape from a retirement home, hijack a truck and drive to the sea. They go shopping, buying things for a handful of pills, swim in the pool, make selfies on a stolen phone, float on serf on the waves. Live their lives to the fullest.
Main heroes of the clip are 85 and 86 years old.
The whole video was filmed on the phone.

MISCREANT

Anderson McCarthy, a young law-school graduate, walks two small town detectives through his life threatening turn of events while visiting his Uncle Billy for the very first time.

D.P.D Echo 1

Officer Barton and Corporal Keller are two cross-trained police officer paramedics that work the night shift for the Detroit Police Department. Witness their trials, triumphs and tragedies as they fight crime and death on every tour of duty. Inspired by actual events.

BLACK COFFEE

BLACK COFFEE is a scripted sitcom following the ventures
of four Howard graduates who open a black owned coffee
shop in the nation’s capital. Each driven by a unique motive,
these late 20-somethings come together to make their mark
in the city as proud entrepreneurs. As business picks up,
these first-time business owners face several unexpected
challenges in the diverse community of DC behind the capital.

FATHER AND FATHER

A fast-paced, character-driven comedy about two priests forced to go on the run after they hear a confession from a wounded Mob Boss. Besides saving their own skin, the Fathers task themselves with not only saving the Boss’ life, but his soul as well. In return, the Boss pledges to provide truth, penance and state’s evidence. As the Fathers dodge bullets and bad guys, they fall under the wrath of Church superiors who have always questioned their backgrounds and methods. They fight in the pews and on the church steps. They bust things up. They get heat from the diocese.

SPIN THE PLATE

A female tattoo artist with a damaged soul and tough exterior encounters an awkward, seemingly poor, Bible-touting young man on a Boston city bus. He tries to win her heart, as she battles to heal the wounds of child sexual abuse. Together they seek justice and meaning in their lives, while a romance blossoms between them, but he's hiding something from her.

OUR TIME

A young student, distressed by the passing of time, comes into contact with a new reality where time has a different value. Will learn to know this new reality that will change the quality of time and give a new meaning to the importance of life.

MAGIC H8 BALL

Burned by a cheating boyfriend (and some mild chlamydia), a heartbroken pushover turns to a mysterious Magic 8 Ball for the answers. But as he starts giving into his impulses, he risks his hurt turning into hate—and losing all control.

BANG, BANG GOES THE GUN

In a world on and around the stage, “Bang Bang Goes the Gun!” tips it’s hat to old Hollywood. A play on today’s headlines, this film takes you on a journey that has you asking the age old question, “What would YOU do for fame?”

When Millie Myers’ debut performance receives a harrowing review, she turns to her man, Bobby Fields. Bobby’s a man about town. Who are we kidding?…he owns the town!

In a whirlwind scenario, a plan is made to take out the garbage and steal the spotlight once and for all. “Shall we have a little fun? Bang Bang Goes the Gun!”

Guardian Angel

The film Guardian Angel is about a guardian angel who has only fuss in his head. He gets an order from the High Council of Guardians:
Maya is a student and writes bad grades.
As her father threatens to sell her horse, she runs away and begins a rescue operation in which the angel and her pony can not stand idly by.

Guardian Angel was the winner of the Equinale Youth Competition 2017

Labor of Love

The 22 minute length video "Labor of Love" dissects the freelance labor conditions of professional horseracing through an endearing series of portraits of 3 German-based international jockeys including champion jockey Andrasch Starke, considered by many as the best German jockey of all time and winner of the 2011 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and The 2012 King George VI Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

WINDSTORM and The Wild Horses

Mika has now become a reputed 'horse whisperer’. With her beloved black stallion Windstorm, one day, they depart for Spain, where Windstorm has come from. There she discovers a magical oasis where a large herd of wild horses live. They feel very much at home. However, the owner is forced to sell the land to a big company that covets its spring water. To save the oasis, Mika plans to revive an old tradition: a wild horse race. If the event is a success, the oasis will earn heritage status and government protection.

An Evening at the Diner

The story of three high school friends who dream up wild fantasies about a couple they see arguing at a diner. We follow each of their imagined scenarios, ultimately coming back to reality to find that their assumptions were all wrong.

Bettina

Un ritratto intimo della signora Bettina, fervente seguace di Padre Pio, che ogni mattina si sveglia, prende il suo rosario e prega e solo dopo aver fatto questo rituale può andare a svolgere il suo lavoro da bidella.

Andrea

Andrea è un ragazzo che dentro è molto diverso dagli altri. Vorrebbe mostrare la sua vera natura, ma ha paura del giudizio delle persone, fino a quando non decide di mostrarla.

Andrea is a different boy who would to show his real nature, but he's afraid of people judgement. Till he will decide to show it.

Best films Screening and Q&A

SCREENING LOCATION OF THESE FILMS: PRODUCERS CLUB, 358 W 44TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036, USA SCREENING TIME: FROM 10AM TILL 11-55PM 

Midst

A story about two lovers and their struggle between self-identity and conformity. The main characters are lesbian lovers who can not fully engage in their relationship due to their insecurities about love and societal pressures of conformity. They identify as themselves within themselves; one not existing without the other. Can love conquer the differences between a lover in the closet and one who is out ?

The Hodge

This documentary will be featuring the story of Lolita Wilson and the artwork of The Visit Arts Collective. The Hodge is the living-artist space that is the core structure that unifies Lolita, artwork, and the socioeconomic paradigm of Cleveland. The goal of this documentary is to tell the stifled story of Cleveland artists who are stimulating change through their artistic platform.

Inside the Wolf’s Belly: Adventures of Little Red Cap

This is the story of a young artist who gave up everything to care for her disabled grandmother. The life of two women - the endless repetition of itself. An invitation to an Art Biennale - a chance that comes once in life - makes the girl do what she avoids at all costs - a hard choice.

Misappropriation

"Coco is Sergio's inseparable friend since Carla left. One day Coco takes him to
""Láquesis"", Carla's favourite shop. It seems to emit a powerful magic.
""Misappropriation"" is a dark tale about how everything that makes you happy can
disappear in the blink of an eye. One moment of distraction is enough for our life to end
up in the hands of a destiny that was not ours ... or maybe yes."

Riven

"Do you ever get that feeling, that when you stare into a mirror something else stares back?
In 'Riven' a young barmaid discovers a peculiar mirror on the attic of a derelict bar. Curious, she wipes off the dirt and slowly realizes this mirror reveals far more than just her reflection..."

Τhe House

A young lady is confined in a 19th century house along with two men and two children. The lady and the men suffer from memory loss. They wander around the house looking for an exit, but to no avail. Only the children know what is really going on. When the lady and one of the men finally find the exit, they see something unexpected

Birds

A small boy lives with his grandmother, who tells him that his deceased mother now lives in heaven. So he can see her again, he makes the decision to catch as many birds as possible, so that when they fly into the night sky they will lead him to her. Mocked by the local children, he persists until his grandmother says he should be concerned by the fact that these birds too have children, and that they need looking after also. In classic fairy tale style, Birds deals with loss and the attempt to overcome it, from a child‘s point of view...

Loser’s Club

This is a regular club meeting, where the unluckiest people have gathered to discuss their issues: an oligarch whose business is on the verge on going bankrupt; a wife, whose husband of 30 years has recently found comfort in the arms of the young mistress; a photographer, who is experiencing creativity slump; a blond who has been given a few months to live; a spoiled brat suffering from lack of parents’ affection; a geek who lost several closest people in just a few days, and Natasha, who is a magnet for all sorts of misfortunes.

Loser’s Club

This is a regular club meeting, where the unluckiest people have gathered to discuss their issues: an oligarch whose business is on the verge on going bankrupt; a wife, whose husband of 30 years has recently found comfort in the arms of the young mistress; a photographer, who is experiencing creativity slump; a blond who has been given a few months to live; a spoiled brat suffering from lack of parents’ affection; a geek who lost several closest people in just a few days, and Natasha, who is a magnet for all sorts of misfortunes.

2 Wrongs

A single father, with a troubled past, dreams of creating a better life for his bi-racial daughter. The film touches on many of the societal issues of today such as: single parenting, racial profiling, bullying, and most importantly the films title, 'Do 2 Wrongs make a right?'

Tomislav's Diary

Vimeo SCreener: https://vimeo.com/236049698

On 25 June 1991, Slovenia and Croatia became the first republics to declare independence from Yugoslavia, resulting in a civil war that will last for more than 4 years.

Tomislav, a Croatian chef, is captured and forced to cook for the Serbian Army. The chef finds solace in his diary, even as he watches the destruction of his people. But can he survive his imprisonment when a case of food poisoning causes the Serbian Army to suspect him of tempering with their food?

POLISI MALING

Screener URL : https://filmfreeway.com/submissions/10534211

Three corrupt cops, one righteous thief, and a meth party gone horribly wrong. Inspired by Indonesian children game of tag, "Polisi Maling" translates into "Cops and Robbers," where the roles of cops and crooks are ever-changing.

Punch the Coyote

When a tough guy wakes up on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere, half naked and without his memory, he finds himself staring down the snout of a coyote who has stolen his clothes... a coyote who smokes cigarettes... a coyote who just may be the angel of death. Naked and confused, Bill is chased by the coyote through an unfamiliar land on a fateful quest that may ultimately lead him to salvation... or something far worse.

WHERE THE SKIN LIES

Six people bound together by a traumatic experience decide to round off a year of group therapy in style. They join each other once more traveling up to the Scottish Lowlands for a reunion week end. Soon a number of mysterious and horrifying events start to expose the cracks in their relationships, and one by one they discover that trust runs but skin deep. A night of closure turns out to be far more final than they could have anticipated.

Workshops

Workshop 1

Workshop Name: A Screenplay Paradigm for Writers and Executives

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