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Official Selection: The Elephant is Contagious

The Elephant is Contagious is a short film based on an original poem by Eabha Rose, an Irish poet. It tells the tale of a territorial battle between two romantic rivals at a polite and outwardly formal gathering.

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Official Selection: Flightophobia

Afraid of flying, Yoram must make it to London in 24 hours or else his inheritance will go to his aunt’s favorite charity.

Flightophobia is a quirky dramedy made as the graduation project of students from IMPRO acting school in Israel. This film was directed by Alon Newman who was born in Tel Aviv and served in the Air Force.

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Music Video for “The Beauty of Being Alone” by RayRay RunRun

This music video was directed by Wan-Lin Chuang, a music video director from Tainan City, Taiwan. She explained the video explores the desire to hold onto something one cannot, choosing to be alone versus watching someone live unhappily, until that final moment when realizing the only true happiness is being together.

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Official Selection: Absence

A ghost hunter travels deep into the rural Midwest to investigate an abandoned farm house. With the rest of his team unable to attend he must perform the investigation on his own. Things quickly take a turn for the worst, and the ghost hunter must face the consequences of finding what he’s been hunting for…

From the up and coming local Rochester film group, Shattered Prism Studios, comes their first short film, “Absence”, a chilling supernatural thriller that will leave you questioning if you should ever be alone in the dark.

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Official Selection: The Sonatina

While working a dead end job at a thrift store, a young man rediscovers his passion for music.

This film was directed by Kate Balsley. The Sonatina was filmed on location in Hainesville, Illinois. The cast and crew were entirely Milwaukee and Chicago based.

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Official Selection: The Brightest Star

A young girl gives her dying mother one last gift.

Another entry from the UK, this time by writer and producer Lee O’Connor.
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Music Video for “Margaret” by Madeline Silberman

We’re pleased to announce the new music video for Madeline Silberman’s song “Margaret” is an official selection for our festival this summer!

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Official Selection: Theatre

A new hairdresser styles an old client

This adorable short film with a twist ending was directed by Iván Ruiz Flores of Madrid, Spain.

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Music Video for “Soldiers” by Wren

This music video was directed by Clare Conway, an emerging artist, writer, and director from Melbourne, Australia. She provided the following statement about the video.

This music video was born through the inspiration Wren handed me with this track ‘Soldiers’. Having a strong, epic, cinematic feel, I knew I could go as big as I wanted (and include some slow motion galloping in amour!). For me it was important to show the range of emotions communicated through the lyrics, but ultimately reveal a strong and powerful individual moving forward – and fighting for this. Jess’s (Wren) performance encapsulated this through and through.

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Official Selection: Corinthian

In the world of bare knuckle boxing two people fight for more than victory.

Directed by Mark A. C. Brown and Frederic Fournier.

Mark and Fred have worked together for several years with Braine Hownd Films. Corinthian is their first film as co-directors.

Be certain to follow this team, as they’re surely destined for greatness. https://twitter.com/brainehowndfilm