Best of International Shorts 2019
Screening of International Shorts 2019 official selections will be held on February 15, 2020 at the REEVE Theater at IMAGINATION STAGE in Bethesda
THE COCAINE FAMINE
DIRECTED BY: SAM McMullen
The Cocaine Famine is an Irish black comedy about cocaine and the futility of nationalism. Set in an isolated shed in rural Ireland, three characters play out an absurd scene in real time. The result is a short film full of playful humour and hard-hitting historical facts.
DIRECTED BY: Marie-Amélie Steul
The life of Ibrahim, a short tempered conservative Arabic censor, is turned upside down when his colleague Waleed discovers a compromising photo that could ruin his reputation. A race against the clock begins. The photo has to disappear. At all cost.
IN THE HUT OF MR. VAN DEN BRINK
DIRECTED BY: Bjoern Renner
In this modern fairy tale the two small-time crooks Heiko and Marcello end up in the hut of Mr. van den Brink. Having fled the police they hide in a garden house but then wake up with their hands and feet bound. From now on the owner of their hiding place, Mr. van den Brink, is calling the shots.
DIRECTED BY: DANIEL F. AMSELEM
In a world governed by violence and injustice, The Galactic Drifter (a superhero who has advised humanity for centuries), visits Professor Kleinman to undergo therapy and regain his lost powers.
DIRECTED BY: Felix Karolus
For Charlotte (Senta Berger) it is like any other Sunday, until the doorbell rings and a stranger (Thomas Thieme) surprises her with an exceptional demand.
TOMORROW SANTA IS COMING
DIRECTED BY: Anna Ludwig
A single mum is very sad as she isn't able to afford to hire a Father Christmas on Christmas Eve for her children this year – a typical tradition in this family and parts of Germany. The brothers just notice that mum is unhappy as Father Christmas won’t be coming around. Their conclusion: Mum still believes in Father Christmas. Now it’s up to them to organize a Father Christmas in order to make mum happy again.
DIRECTED BY: Laury Herubel
Billy is a nice little boy, who likes to explore the world around him. He likes stories and animal and he might be the perfect boy for you. An attentive insight into the life of an orphan boy, struggling to find a new home
A date's deconstruction
DIRECTED BY: Alex Ygoa
Eric is a very particular guy with a lot of particular obsessions. Juana is a very particular girl with a carpe diem philosophy. Eric falls in love with her, but before asking her out on a date he must struggle with his three crazy exes.
DIRECTED BY: Sara Gracia Jimenez
Macarena shares a song on Facebook. Is she trying to communicate something to Jordi or is it all just in Jordi’s head?