Mehmet Tigli, Turkey | This short film is about a father and his two autistic children. They get on ferry in a wintry day. They meet with some disappointing incidents in their short trip. Due to some impatient passengers’ reactions to his children’s unintentional actions, father feels sad and loses his hope.
Honorable Mentions – ‘Thin Lines’ and ‘Peggie’
Saman Hosseinpour, Iran | The little girl wants to show her drawing to her family, but everybody is busy with their cell phones. She goes to her grandpa who has just past away a few minutes ago without anybody noticing it.
Honorable Mentions – ‘Harlem Blues’ and ‘Carry On Little Sis’
Radheya Jegatheva, Australia | A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.
Andrew Walton, USA | “Standing Still | Still Standing” is a documentary short that tells the astonishing story of Matthew Sanforda paraplegic yoga instructor and three of his students.
Jacques Navarro Rovira, Tahiti | Two specialized contemporary dancers arrive to Tahiti to manage “Masterclass” of therapy by the dance with the handicaped people engine. A young contemporary choreographer living in Tahiti and a young Polynesian dancer follow these 3 weeks of transmission of knowledge with the cooperation of handicapped people engine. After the departure of the trainers, they take over and go up a show which mixes contemporary dance and Polynesian dance with dancers and local dancers and especially voluntary disabled people, of whom some people are in wheelchair.
Robert Herrera, USA | Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the city streets and hides away on a Midwest city rooftop during the 4th of July holiday. He is found by Holly, a widowed alcoholic, who lives in the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston terrier. They commit to spending the day together above the city as they wait for a hopeful resolve to Eugene’s situation. As their day passes, their friendship grows, and their personal realities begin to catch up with them.
Rosario Capozzolo, USA | Inspired by true events, the film addresses the theme of dementia as a way to travel through time. A special gift that has the protagonist, Peggie, who, in a quiet Californian afternoon, moving from one room to another in her home, crosses different epochs of her life. More than a timing jump in a few meters, where the last one will lead her into a blind alley from which only a person who is apparently a stranger to her will be able to pull her out and bring her home. Like every day for at least ten years.
Shaan Couture, USA | Leah’s life doesn’t seem to have meaning anymore. She feels trapped in her own silence until she meets Noah, a cheerful artist and deaf man who opens her eyes to a new way of living life.