They're the future (International student Short Films)
Basically, everything’s in the title. Cinema is like everything else, you need to start somewhere. Before having the chance to direct a feature film, you need to do a short first. And for a lot of folks, that starts at school. So here is our international selection of student films. Because they are the Future.
Jeremy Merrifield / 17’ / United States / 2019 / Cast : Jonah Beres / Contact : Dream Three / Belgian Premiere
Exploring gender through the lens of the superhero myth, BALLOON questions how we raise boys when our concept of masculinity has become toxic.
Diego Di Iorio / 9’ / United States / 2020 / Cast : Charity Rose, Laura Meakin, Elijah Ungvary / Contact : Diego Di Iorio / Belgian Premiere
Late at night a young girl wakes up to find out what’s behind the strange events happening around her, unaware of the terrifying secrets and dangers lurking in the house’s darkest corners.
Yonatan Simelgor ; Daniel Shualy / 13’ / Israel / 2018 / Cast : Avia Hadida, Ruti Tamir, Michal Zys / Contact : Shusi Production / European Premiere
A grieving mother enlists her estranged daughter to build a robot replacement for her dead, older daughter. However, when the robot escapes they must face their traumas to find her.
Jaime Levinas / 13’ / United States ; The Netherlands ; Germany / 2019 / Cast : Amos Poe, Sean Evans, Elena Noy / Contact : Jaime Levinas / Belgian Premiere
When a tragically-burnt coffee drives a barista past his breaking point, it unleashes a strange and unquestioned force…
Hao Zheng / 20’ / United States ; China / 2019 / Cast ; Jim Lau, Quinn Von Hoene, Allen Theosky Rowe / Contact : Alias April Pictures / Belgian Premiere
An old Chinese chef teaches a robot to cook, which places him in a dilemma between artificial intelligence and the human race.
Hand in Hand
Ennio Ruschetti / 4’ / Switzerland / 2019 / Cast : Jürg Plüss, Jürg Bünzli, Urs-peter Wolters / Contact : Zürcher Hochschule Der Künste / Belgian Premiere
Two politicians shake hands. The Situation gets out of hand.
Ivo Neefjes / 16’ / Belgium / 2019 / Cast : Arttu Kapulainen, Jemina Silanpää / Contact : Ivo Neefjes / World Premiere
A virus. A woman. A man in danger.
End of the Rope
Sibel Guvenc / 20’ / Canada / 2020 / Cast : Sarah Murphy-dyson, Ryan Hollyman / Contact : Kybele Films / World Premiere
After being crippled by a car accident, a former dancer enters a power struggle with an exploitative scientist who promises her creative freedom in an altered reality with his invention.