Wednesday, August 2nd / 11:30AM / Bridgeworks Screening Room
THE BOY BY THE SEA
The story of an unlikely friendship. A young boy sitting by the sea, watching the stones he throws disappear beneath the surface.
The Netherlands | 7 min. | Dir. Vasily Chuprina
Two strangers in the same bed. The best way to start a new relationship begins with the breakfast.
Spain | 6:29 min | Dir. Marius Conrotto
As a 12-year-old girl prepares for her final test trying out for the traditionally all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team, she makes an unlikely connection with the gym's reclusive groundskeeper.
USA/China | 11 min. | Dir. Johnson Cheng
A father takes his two sons out on a trip to the desert to go hunting, but the results are not quite what he was expecting.
Qatar | 11:30 min. | Dir. AJ Al Thani
ON THE RUN
A mobile phone vibrates in the dark. The bedside lights , a hand grabs the phone . We discover the face of a man of about forty years. He observes the number that appears in the dial , clears his throat and finally answered…
France | 11:55 min. | Dir. Gianguido Spinelli
A 12 year old Syrian girl, Fatima, tells her harrowing story of escape from war as she tries to rebuild her life and pursue her dreams of music and school. Schools for refugees in Lebanon are referred to as safe zones.
USA/Syria | 8:54 min. | Dir. Jodie Livingston; Dir. Marco Bollinger
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s 2015 garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.
Lebanon | 20:50 min. | Mounia Akl
THOSE WHO LOVE
Six strangers in an elevator each hold a black box, containing stories of shame and violence. But what will they do when they arrive at their respective floors?
Norway | 5 min. | Dir. Jørgen Lorentzen
A young Japanese girl keeps a secret to assuage the jadedness she feels in her life.
Japan/Singapore/USA | 12:26 min. | Dir. Grace Swee