In Alphabetical Order
Acht Blumen (8 Flowers) (Click for Trailer)
Director: Timo von Gunten
“Acht Blumen” (Eight Flowers) is a short film about human isolation on a virtual Internet platform. For connected stories show the social and personal problems of the characters between each other. This short film is about a new phenomenon in our society that makes us think to be more happy the more friends we have on social platforms (i.e. Facebook).
Director: Greg Omelchuck
“Chorebot” is set in the near future where robots do the chores and even help take care of the pets. In a modern neighborhood, Chorebot and the dog Simon spend their days together as the human owner spends his day interfacing with his gadgets. After the owner mysteriously disappears will Chorebot and Simon even notice?
Crossing Hispaniola (Click for Trailer)
Co-Directors: Alessandra Villaamil, Deborah Acosta
Many Haitians cross the island of Hispaniola to the Dominican Republic with the hope of finding a better life. Haitian migrant women become a particularly vulnerable population that is often discriminated, exploited and whose human rights are violated. The film features a workshop where these women shared their life stories by photographing and recording their environment.
ExamiNation (Click for Trailer)
Director: Judy Suh
“ExamiNation” is a short documentary film about the notorious South Korean college entrance exam, Sooneung. While introducing all sorts of incredible facts and stats about the exam, it also follows a day in the life of a student preparing for this exam. The film unveils how one exam can dictate a culture and lifestyle in a country.
A day in the life of ‘J.A.M.E.S’ as he breaks free of his monotonous tasks and learns to see the world in all its beauty. ‘J.A.M.E.S’ takes a modern approach to the genre of silent film and explores the boundaries of what it means to be human. “J.A.M.E.S” was a product of the Edinburgh 48 Hour Film Project 2012, winning three awards in the competition; Audience Award Group C, Best Cinematography and Best Directing.
Miracles of Honey Bee Hill
Director: Bob Pondillo
A young female pines for true love, but when she finds her ‘special someone’ her zealously religious church family becomes enraged over it, and attempts to drive her from the congregation. It literally takes a visit from God for the pious group to accept and understand the power of compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, and love. http://miraclesonhoneybeehill.com/
Restoring Sight in Bangladesh
Director: Tatiana McCabe
“Restoring Sight in Bangladesh” uses documentary footage, motion graphics and stop motion animation to explore the issue of cataract blindness in Bangladesh. The purpose of this film is to educate viewers about what cataracts are, why they are so problematic in developing countries and highlight the steps, which if taken, can help eradicate cataract blindness in the future.
The Rules (Click for Trailer – *Must sign in to Dropbox)
Director: Kathy Coulter
A girl goes to the park equipped with an ebook, ‘The Seven Rules For Finding Your Soulmate’. When her dream guy arrives she does her best to follow the book’s advice, but things don’t go quite according to plan.