Nominated 2018

A Gold Friend

Director: Ruben Vandenborre

 

A story about friendship and solitude, about attachment and letting go. In this short, the nineyear old Victor searches his way through childhood in a grey village in Flanders, still licking its wounds from both wars. Will he find the friendship he yearns for so desperately?

I wish my life

Director: Joachim Huveneers

 

"I wish my life" tells the science fiction story about a beautiful young lady Sara (26).She lives together with an old man Skybo (68).. Weekly her progress is

monitored by two mysterious men.

VAMOS

Director: Hans Lein

 

Vamos is a melodrama with some suspense elements, about the spinster Nelly and her possessive mother. Gradually Nelly begins to believe in her own strength and femininity.

 

Dubbel Geboekt

Director: Michaël Verloy

 

Twee onbekenden zijn noodgedwongen een kamer te delen in een volgeboekt hotel. Beiden zullen er alles aan doen om de kamer voor zich te winnen of gaan ze toch met hun tweetjes de ongemakkelijke nacht doorbrengen?

 

Shoes

Director: Ray Kermani

 

A young woman is haunted by ... Shoes!

 

I only worked with 3 other people on set. My wife did the sound recording, my friend Daniel helped me with the lighting, Kelly was our actress and I operated the camera. We started filming at 08:00 pm and finished at 02:00 am.

Don't get mad, ...

Director: guido de craene

 

'Don't get mad' tells the story of a woman that lost her family due to a con artist and finally finds the courage 'To get even'.

Glanstir Fan

Director: Josse De Maesschalck

 

It's the the eve of 'The Catch', an ancient tradition for all the 18 year old boys in the community, to become adult men. Gunnar and Remus also have to participate in this tradition. But, is this still possible....when they are in love with each other?

Ménajeux-à-Trois

Director: Xavier Baeyens

 

Sophie loves Nick... but she is married to John. Nick wants Sophie to finally make her mind up about who she wants to be with.

Break 25 minutes

National block 2

Start: 15:10

 

Everything For The Movies

Director: Lukas Buys

 

ize, a young actress, makes her suitcases. She rereads the scenario. A driver from the film set picks her up, Olivier. During the long trip the two start getting along quite well. He talks about the set and how the previous days have been. She says she’s nervous for her first starring role. They arrive at the location, a secluded weekend cottage. The following days they'll both do everything for the movies..

Sepsis

Director: Loren Claessens, Pierre-Michel Chevigné

 

After a recent global contamination, Fred and Catherine barricade themselves in a house. Only cure for this infection that turns people into zombies: alcohol !

 

Distance

Director: Gianni Carella

 

Nick is a 25 year old guy who is unemployed. He is having a troubled relationship with Melanie and he thinks she's having an affair, so he tries to find out. This will lead to an critical point in their relation which will turn both lifes upside down.

 

 

The Revelator

Director: Deniz Campinar

 

New York – 2017

Thirty-year-old Mason Johnson is at the peak of his career at Lambertson Pharmaceuticals. He’s got it all: he’s handsome, successful and rich.

He’s also a narcissistic douchebag.

 

 

Vonnis

Director: Walt Bladt

 

After high school Walt started filmschool KASK in Ghent and now he's starting his bachelor at Ritcs in Brussels. With a great love for the dark cinema , he tries to evolve himself and experiment with the medium.

 

Break 25 minutes

Animation and Documentary block 3

Start: 17:20

Counter//Balance

Documentary (United States)

Director: Anuradha Rana

 

ounter//balance explores memory and loss as choreographer, dancer, and musician craft a performance that balances the presence of each other with the absence of countless others before and after them.

Expend

Animation (United States)

Director: Bismark Fernandes

 

A stop-motion film about a man’s endless hunt for elusive energy sources in a decaying world.

Delphine Lecompte-KINGSDAUGHTER

Documentary (Belgium)

Director: Jess De Gruyter

 

Portrait of the kleptomaniac, self-destructive "Florence Nightingale of contemporary Flemisch poetry" Delphine Lecompte.

Tomato Babies

Animation (Japan)

Director: Lisa Kusanagi

 

In Yvonne Meier and Lisa Kusanagi’s animated short “Tomato Babies,” a trio of miniature plastic baby dolls create domestic havoc over the course of a brief existence. These androgynous creatures hatch from a group of frisky, ripe tomatoes and scamper across the tabletop to a score of accordion music.

Face My Tribe

Documentary (Netherlands)

Director: Michael Zomer

 

Love seen in other eyes. Through a personal and unique experience we reflect about love and how necessary it is to people.

Run Rostam Run

Animation (Iran)

Director: Hossein Molayemi

 

Rostam-the old Persian national hero- should travel to the future and come to contemporary Tehran, in order to make up for what he has done to his own son. In Tehran, he doesn't know whether to choose the legal or illegal way to reach his legitimate goal.

Trying to Love

Documentary (Belgium)

Director: Michaël Verloy

 

Deze korte documentaire vertelt het verhaal van Martijn, een 27-jarige jongeman die rond zijn 6 jaar gediagnosticeerd werd met het syndroom van Gilles de la Tourette, waardoor zijn leven voorgoed veranderde...

A Drawing

Animation (United States)

Director: Brad Condie

 

A young boy misses the chance to say goodbye to his dying Mother.

Through a deep desire he wills himself to try to see her again.

Bubble Tree

Animation (United States)

Director: Ran Jing

 

In this adaptation of a Stephen King short story, Weber's addiction to poker leads him into deep trouble. Forced to cover his debt to Mr Rudy, he takes a highly risky way out.

The Sandals of Jesus

Documentary (Peru)

Director: João Couto

 

A woman tells how, in her younger days, Jesus appeared in a dream and gave his sandals as a gift.

Empty View

Animation (Iran)

Director: Ali Zare Ghanatnowi

 

Mother keeps a look out for her son to return home from war. She knits him a pair of gloves remembering how her son rubbed his cold hands together on the wintry morning he left. The war goes on. Mother waits. She unravels the gloves and knits them over and over again. When their small home is bombed, the gloves burn into ashes. Mother sits atop the rubble, plucks her white hair one by one and knits the gloves with her hair. Finally spring arrives and the war ends.

Black Water

Documentary (India)

Director: Tanmay Srivastava

 

This Short Documentary is about The Cellular jail, situated 630 miles (1,353 km) away from mainland India in The Andaman and Nicobar Islands. During the Rule of the British Empire in India in Early 19th century ,The Indian nationalists and freedom fighters were brought here and were tortured with various ways maltreatment and Punishments.

Break 45 minutes

International block 4

Start: 19:35

Jamie

(Canada)

Director: Émile Viens

 

Jamie struggles with the irrelevance of her existence and questions the authenticity of the world around her.

GOODNIGHT, GRACIE

(United States)

Director: Stellan Kendrick

 

After mom gets hacked to pieces by her latest lover, a devout child fights to escape the same fate.

Masterpiece

(Netherlands)

Director: Marc Eikelenboom

 

After his last book wasn't a commercial succes a frustrated German philosophy writer decides to write a radicale different book during a road trip in America.

My Last Summer

(Canada)

Director: Claude Demers

 

During a heat wave in Montreal Tom, 11 years old, meets Edith, also 11. He soon discovers that Edith carries a terrible secret. Tom eventually loses his innocence at the dawn of this first love, which becomes the symbol of his last summer.

PETS

(Germany)

Director: David Wunderlich

 

During a heat wave in Montreal Tom, 11 years old, meets Edith, also 11. He soon discovers that Edith carries a terrible secret. Tom eventually loses his innocence at the dawn of this first love, which becomes the symbol of his last summer.

Stuck

(Netherlands)

Director: mathijs geijskes

 

Harm and Helena, a middle-aged married couple, are upside down in their car alongside a remote road. To make matters worse Harms leg is stuck and help doesn’t seem to be near.

Can their relationship survive when they need it the most? .

With my own two hands

(France)

Director: Michaël Barocas

 

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

Michaël Barocas is a thirty-nine years old film director.

He’s been doing short films, commercials, music videos and documentaries for the past twelve years.

limbo

(Turkey)

Director: gokce erenmemisoglu

 

Limbo is a short film that is a part of a project by the director. It involves both photography and film. The project tries to make critic of modern humanity and relationships, how senseless we have become by using toy body parts and plastic dolls.

Saving Santa

(United Kingdom)

Director: Keith O'Grady

 

A little girl by the name of Ruby Fair, along with the rest of her family, is still trying to come to terms with her mother's death. On the way home from school, she comes across a man in the street who seems to be destitute. He's a street drinker, and he happens to bear a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. Despite his protestations that she leave him alone, she persists in visiting, and takes great comfort in helping him.

End Screening 21:05

 

22:00 announcement winners

 

Nominations / Program 2018

 

National block 1

Start: 13:00

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