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WELCOME TO SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Between 8th-12th, March, the 5th Silk Road International Film Festival 2017 will screen over 60 films for the fifth time across the city of Dublin - an exclusive array of Asian, Arab, Persian, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema. Inspired to forge connections between culture and facilitate international contact between filmmakers the Festival’s directors, also filmmakers, Carla Mooney, Steinar Oli Jonsson & Delwyn Mooney founded the Silk Road Film Festival (SRFF), striving to incite fruitful collaborations at the intersection of cinema, arts and business. The SRFF welcomes productions from regions, which were once part of the historical network of ancient trade routes of the great Silk Road spanning from Europe across to China. The 2017 edition will showcase a rich diversity of features, documentaries, animations, short and international student films. This years special guest is Hungarian director Béla Tarr who will be honored at the Opening Ceremony with the 5th Silk Road International Film Festival “Honorary Life time Achievement Award”. Considered to be one of the most important film directors of the past thirty years, Béla Tarr’s body of work has been praised by Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorsese. Tarr will present the Director’s Masterclass “Filmtarrorisme” in Trinity College Dublin moderated by Katherine Waugh on Friday 10th March in association with Screen Training Ireland & Cardel Entertainment.

A Masterclass in Editing on Thursday 9th March will be presented by renowned editor Tony Kearns whose repertoire includes music videos for The Prodigy, Blur and The Chemical Brothers, TV commercials for Lynx, Peugeot and Diesel plus film work such as Let Us Prey, Citadel and Kelly and Victor. A Masterclass in Music Scoring with Singaporean Alex Oh, one of Singapore’s most prolific and versatile film composers will present the Music Scoring Masterclass. Alex Oh has scored for more than 16 feature films in Singapore, Australia, China and the United States, with genres ranging from comedy, family-oriented drama, action films, horror. All masterclasses will be held in Trinity College Dublin. Besides creating a platform for international filmmakers to network and promote their work, the Festival’s directors aspire to give student filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work on an international scale and have thus established a student filmmaking competition as part of Film Festivals Cinergy. This is a union of film festivals around the world, aiming to promote talents in filmmaking and to foster cross-cultural collaboration. Each year an Irish student filmmaker has an opportunity to win a prize to travel to Notre Dame University International Film Festival, Lebanon to screen their film in competition. Very special thank you to Sarah Alyn Stacey from Trinity College Dublin. We wish you a great festival! Carla Mooney, Steinar Oli Jonsson & Delwyn Mooney


HONORARY GUEST

BÉLA TARR Béla Tarr was born on July 21, 1955 in Pécs, Hungary. He is a producer and director, known for Werckmeister Harmonies (2000), The Turin Horse (2011) and Satantango (1994). Béla Tarr is widely regarded as the most influential film author of the past thirty years. He is a master of the magnificent long take, a master of wonderfully shot, melancholic films that express the human condition. He has received over 21 wins and 6 nominations. Béla Tarr’s body of work has been praised by Jim Jarmusch, Gus Van Sant and Martin Scorsese, among others. Martin Scorsese called Tarr “one of the cinema’s most adventurous artists, and his films, like ‘Satantango’ and ‘The Turin Horse,’ are truly experiences that you absorb, and that keep developing in the mind”. Tarr’s body of work consists mainly of art films with philosophical themes and long takes. His filmography counts nine features that elevated him into the pantheon of world cinema, earning Tarr epithets as legend, master, cult or visionary, among others. Tarr started shooting films as an amateur at the age of 16, and at 22 he got a shot to make a feature-length film, Family Nest (1979), at Béla Balázs Studio. Tarr began his directorial career with a brief period of what he refers to as “social cinema”, aimed at telling mundane stories about ordinary people, often in the style of cinema vérité other early films included The Outsider (1981) and The Prefab People (1982) The core of his work features his singular aesthetics and bleak visions of the post-communist landscape, notably in Damnation (1988), the cinephiliac 432-minute long treat Sátántangó (1994), and Werckmeister Harmonies (2000). His distinctive style stems from black and white, spellbinding photography shot in long takes and meticulously choreographed camera movement hypnotically paced along desolate, melancholic, austere and enigmatic imagery what eventually led to Tarr’s label as a radical filmmaker. Tarr would later compete in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival with his film The Man from London, which opened to less enthusiastic, but nonetheless positive, reviews. In 2013 he started a film school in Sarajevo, known as film.factory and after 4 and half years said goodbye to the school. However, Tarr intends to keep the film.factory going, provided he can find a new home. He is preparing ‘Till the End of the World,” an upcoming exhibition at the EYE Museum that will run from January to May 2017, where he will premiere two new short films.


FEATURE

Bi Gan / China / 113 mins // 2015

KAILI BLUES Thursday, 9th March / 5pm Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar

Price: €7 Cast: Yongzhong Chen, Linyan Liu, Feiyang Luo, Lixun Xie, Zhuohua Yang

In a small clinic in the rain-drenched city of Kaili, two preoccupied doctors live ghost-like lives. One of them, Chen, decides to fulfill his late mother’s wish and sets off on a train journey to look for his brother’s abandoned child. His partner in the clinic, a lonely old lady, asks Chen to find her old lover, and give him an old photograph, a shirt and a music cassette. On the way, Chen passes a mysterious town where past, present and future appears to slip away. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com


FEATURE

Wang Yichun / China / 99 mins // 2015

WHAT´S IN THE DARKNESS

Price: €7

Friday, March 10th / 4pm Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar

Cast: Su Xiaotong, Lu Qiwei, Jiang Xueming, Guo Xiao

Qu is happiest when she’s on stage, even though it’s just a rusty container and her audience a deserted scrapyard. But it’s not so bad being alone sometimes – everything seems so contradictory and opaque among the people in her town. Take her parents for example: why won’t they accept that Qu isn’t their real daughter? Why did they even get married, considering they don’t particularly like one another? A mysterious serial killer throws the town into panic and a vague sense of unease fills the air. Qu is fascinated, and follows the events at close quarters. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com


FEATURE

Jihane Chouaib / France, Switzerland, Belgium, Lebanon, UAE / 98 mins // 2015

GO HOME Friday, March 10th / 8pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2

Price: €7 Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Wissam Fares, Julia Kassar

Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. Something happened in this house. Something violent. A young woman searching for the truth and discovering herself. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Maximilian Feldmann / 51 mins / Macedonia // 2016

VALENTINA Saturday, 11th March / 8pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2 A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Tenyear-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.

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FEATURE

Kira Kovalenko / 78 / Russia // 2016

SOFICHKA Sunday, 12th March / 5pm The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street,

Price: â‚Ź7 Cast: Lana Basaria, Tsiala Inapshba, Sergey Tomashevsky, Said Kamkia.

Sofichka returns to her native Abkhaz village in Georgia after twenty years of absence. Seeing again home and meeting with villagers take her to memory lane and all Sofichka’s life passes before her eyes: her wedding with Rufus, betrayal of the neighbour Nuri, difficult years of war, exile in Siberia. But in spite of everything, in spite of all the tough experiences, Sofichka continues to believe in people and in life, staying true to the memory of her husband who died young. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Paul Meschuh / 28 mins / Germany // 2016

BOAT PEOPLE Saturday, 11th March / 6pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2 On his journey from Somalia to Europe, shipwrecked Moussa is picked up by a wealthy couple on their luxurious catamaran. The athletic young man is the only survivor of a disaster in the Mediterranean Sea and asks Hannes and Gerlinde to smuggle him across the border.

DOCUMENTARY


FEATURE

Masakazu Kaneko / 86 mins / Japan // 2016

THE ALBINO’S TREES Thursday, 9th March / 8pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2

Price: €7 Cast: Ryohei Matsuoka, Kanako Higashi, Yusuke Fukuchi, Kinuo Yamada

In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by the various clans which want the high-quality steel made there. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Trevor Zhou / 11 mins / USA // 2015

THE WALTZ Wednesday, 8th March / 3:15pm The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Dublin An immigrant mother faces hoarding compulsion and a crumbling marriage. She stumbles upon waltz lessons and reclaims her life through dance. The short is a universal story about the importance of family, personal struggle and the immigration experience. 7€ Screening alongside Overruled

DOCUMENTARY


This screening is presented in association with IFI Education

FEATURE

Deniz Gamze Ergüven / 94 mins / Turkey // 2015

MUSTANG Thursday, 9th March / 10.30am Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Dublin 2

Cast: Dogba Doguslu, Elit Iscan, Gunes Sensoy, Ilayda Akdogan, Tugba Sunguroglu

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. Bookings through IFI education on 01 6795744 or schools@ifi.ie This screening is for teachers and students only.

Paul James Driscoll / 60 mins / UAE // 2016

NANNY CULTURE Wednesday, 8th March / 2.30pm Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle. Ever wonder what goes on behind the discrete front doors of households dependent on their foreign nannies? ‘Nanny Culture’ is an amusing peek at the learning curve of a nanny from the UK who finds herself at the heart of a lively Emirati family. Mary Poppins, perhaps, but with a very different kind of musical track!

DOCUMENTARY

FREE SCREENING


FEATURE

Yoshinari Nishikôri / 135mins / Japan // 2016

TATARA SAMURAI Sunday, 12th March / 8pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2

Price: €7 Cast: Sho Aoyagi, Naoki Kobayashi, Akira

In 16th century Japan, a young man has to choose between becoming a master steel maker like his father and grandfather before him, or becoming a samurai so that he can help protect his village from attacks by the various clans which want the high-quality steel made there. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Maximilian Feldmann / 51 mins / Macedonia // 2016

VALENTINA Saturday, 11th March / 8pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2 A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Tenyear-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentary observations – a film as lively as its roaming heroine.

Price: €7 DOCUMENTARY


FEATURE

Eduardo Roy Jr / 107 / Philippines// 2016

ORDINARY PEOPLE - Closing Film Sunday, March 12th / 8pm - Till Late The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street. Ordinary People is a family portrait of Jane, 16, and her boyfriend, Aries, who live on their own in the chaotic streets of Manila. Surviving as pickpockets, the lives of the young couple change when they suddenly become teenage parents. But not even a month into parenthood, their child is stolen from them. In order to retrieve the child, the young couple is forced to take desperate measures. Tickets: €18 per person and €20 on the door, €12 for students (ID required Special International Guest Filmmakers will be in attendance including renowned Hungarian Director Bela Tarr. Enjoy complimentary canapes served by the Silk Road Cafe & Shakshuka Watch the Awards for SRFF2017 being presented to Irish students & International filmmakers. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Price: €12 / €18 / €20 Cast: Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Kilip


FEATURE

Dimitri Athanitis / 84 mins / Greece // 2015

INVISIBLE Sunday, 12th March / 6pm The New Theatre, 43 Essex St E, Dublin

Price: â‚Ź7 Cast: Yannis Stankoglou, Christos Benetsis, Menelaos Chazarakis

When Aris, a 35 year-old worker in a factory gets fired without any warning, he becomes obsessed with the idea to take justice in his own hands. He is ready to proceed with his goal when his ex-wife dumps their 6 year-old son on him. Tickets sold at the door and at silkroadfilmfestival.com

Mark Olexa & Francesca Scalisi / 60 mins / Japan // 2016

HALF-LIFE IN FUKUSHIMA Wednesday, 8th March / 1pm Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle. Five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Naoto Matsumura, a Japanese farmer ekes out a solitary existence within the radiation red zone. Here, the blowing wind is the soundtrack to Naoto’s lonely days, spent cultivating his land and feeding his cattle. Naoto fights to build a new life in this post-apocalyptic landscape, fearlessly facing the silent danger of radioactivity.

DOCUMENTARY

FREE SCREENING


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DOCUMENTARY

Andrea Capranico / 95 mins / Iran // 2015

THE LANDSCAPE WITHIN

Thursday, 9th March / 6pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2 Eric, body-painter, costume designer, photographer and conceptual artist struggles to find new directions after the death of his father. With a strong desire to move forward and with the support of a group of friends and artists, Eric finds purpose at the roots of his affections: Kayama, a patch of land where the river and the sea meet, the landscape of his family’s memories and the inner source of his inspiration.

Farnaz Jurabchian & Mohammadreza Jurabchian / 52 mins / Iran // 2016

OVERRULED DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE Thursday, 9th March / 6pm Oolong, 4 Stephens Street Lower, Dublin 2 Overruled is a medium-length documentary that recounts the lives and hopes of young Afghan refugees in Iran. They happen to work as ball boys in tennis clubs in Tehran. They learn tennis and make progress in it to find a suitable identity in Iranian society. No matter how good they become in tennis they are not accepted into the new society and remain outsiders, in the eyes of Iranians. They are a group of unauthorized tennis players who wish to compete at the same level as their resident competitors.


SHORT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Saturday, March 11th / 9am - 12:30pm / Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Banu Ramazanova / 19mins Kazakhstan // 2016

Isaac Kerlow / 10 mins Indonesia // 2016

More Raca / 23 mins / Kosovo // 2016

MOTHER

ICHIRO & THE WAVE

HOME

Children are driving long road to the home village of their passed mother to burry her at her final request. Tiring road causes dispute between brother and sister only realize that village is long gone – only ruins and old tractor plowing land for new harvest.

Ichiro was fishing near the coast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, when the 2004 tsunami struck his boat. Stranded on an island during the devastation he wondered if he would ever see his family again.

Hava’s brothers decide to divide their paternal property. According to traditional customs, the right to inheritance belongs to male descendants only whereas Hava has no right to inherit. The eldest brother is obligated to find a husband for his sister. Hava must be married and live at her husband’s house

Arkus / 10 mins UAE // 2016

Tristan Schafer / 10 mins China // 2016

Renos Gavris / 14 mins Cyprus // 2015

HARTOM

BLADEMASTER

AUSTERITY

Hartom’ is a window into the professional life of Andy who is far more than just a performing magician

Ma Yunwei, is a 34 year old blade master from Gansu, China. He is a superbly great sword master striving to enrich the legacy of the Mongolian tradition from the recorded time of Genghis Khan. Ma Yunwei takes the audience on an illustrious process of manufacturing a sword in stages that gradually build the momentum right through to the end product.

A story about the preservation of a man’s dignity within the recent times of the Greek financial crisis, as well as his personal uprising against the severe austerity measures imposed on the common people. Inspired by true events.

Documentary

Documentary


SHORT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Saturday, March 11th / 9am - 12:30pm / Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Dheeraj Jindal / 14 mins Pakistan // 2016

Hamid Saidji & Jonathan Mason 20 mins / Algeria // 2016

Lili Gu 3 mins / USA // 2016

THE SCHOOL BAG

WAIT FOR ME

EXPERIMENT

The bond between a mother and her son is indeed a special one. It was the same between Farooq and his Mother. They reside in the small town of Peshawar, Pakistan.

A kalaiedoscopic journey through the streets of Algiers in Hocine Filali’s ramshackle Taxi. With dreams of setting sail toward a better life in Italy, he’ll first have to break free from the grip of this magical city and its colorful cast of characters.

A man follows the orders A scientist studies romance in a chimpanzee laboratory.

Vincent HO 12 mins Hong Kong // 2016

Vincent HO 12 mins Hong Kong // 2016

Marshall Law / 14 mins / Taiwan // 2016

NETWORK UNAVAILABLE

STINKY TOFU FANS CLUB

TEMPTATIONS FROM THE DOLL

What do you do when you find yourself in need? You pick up your phone and start calling. But what if everyone seems out of reach? What if you appear to be disconnected from any available network, mobile or not? And what if the only phone call back is the one you dread the most?

Keung Chau was raised below the Lion Rock and spent her secondary school and university days in Kowloon Tong. Extremely fond of eating stinky tofu since her childhood, a local roadside snack, she set up a fans club in search of the best one.

An observation of desperate people in a fantastic world.


SHORT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Saturday, March 11th / 9am - 12:30pm / Thomas Davis Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Diane Farah / 10 mins UAE // 2015

Jack O’Shea / 10 mins Ireland // 2015

More Raca / 23 mins / Kosovo // 2016

AMONG OTHERS

A COAT MADE DARK

SHORT KYANQ: ASKATE FILM

A handsome lifestyle photographer for an up and coming magazine goes around the city taking pictures of people and asking them questions about their lives. Their paths become inextricably linked.

A man follows the orders of a dog to wear a coat with impossible pockets.

“Kyanq”, meaning “life” in Armenian, is a dream-like, 5-minute-long video that starts with up-and-coming skater Alexander Rademaker waking up in the middle of Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city. He picks up his board and starts exploring the country,

Shreyans Tamang 13 mins / Nepal // 2016

AFTER THE QUAKE We hear about natural emergencies and their aftermath mainly through the Western media and the aid agencies. What about the people who are most affected? What is their experience of the “relief efforts”?

Animation


STUDENT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Sunday, March 11th / 12 - 4:30pm / Long Room Hub - Trinity College Dublin

Lin Wang / Chapman University / 14 mins USA-China // 2016

Dani Wall / National Film School Ireland 11 mins / Ireland // 2016

Fionn Boland / The National Film School Ireland 3 mins / Ireland // 2016

DEATH IN A DAY

COYOTE

CONN

Evan, a young Chinese boy who, after visiting his comatose father, witnesses his mother’s struggle and must come to grips with the impending death falling upon their family’s.

Two men journey through a desolate landscape. One a stowaway desperate to be reunited with his family, the other a solitary truck driver who has long since detached himself from the ones he loves.

CONN tells the story of a high king’s turbulent reign in ancient Ireland.

Unggyu Choi The School of Visual Arts 5 mins / USA // 2016

Froukje van Wengerden Netherlands Film Academy 30 mins / Netherlands // 2016

Kimi Kurbanova National Film School Ireland 3 mins / Ireland //2016

BUG KILLER

BRING ME SOUTH

BEING COO

JooYeon Na and his boss are called to action for a job as bug exterminators. Their mission is to annihilate a pesky roach within an office complex. While JooYeon’s boss lazes outside, JooYeon attempts and fails repeatedly to exterminate the resilient critter.

A young Frisian filmmaker dreams of traveling south with her father. Eternal inner restlessness is the motivation for their journey. Freedom means you can sail anywhere you like without looking back. As the landscapes pass them by, the filmmaker meets local people who have found firm ground on the riverbanks.

Being Coo follows an insecure grey pigeon as he attempts to join the cool dove gang.


STUDENT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Sunday, March 11th / 12 - 4:30pm / Long Room Hub - Trinity College Dublin

Viktoria Katona National Film School Ireland 3 mins / Ireland // 2016

Andreas Birkenheier National Film School Ireland 16 mins / Ireland // 2016

Catherine O’Brien / The National Film School Ireland 5 mins / Ireland // 2016

BIRDS & BEES

BEASTS LIKE US

BÁN

The project’s main theme is how the sexual education was given to and experienced by different people.

12 year old daydreamer, Seán, desperate to fill the void left by his deceased father, meets a charismatic drifter and invites him home. Will this be the end of his quest or the beginning of his destruction?

Bán follows a naïve white wolf on a quest to find food in prehistoric Ireland.

Damien Madden National Film School Ireland 8 mins / Ireland // 2016

David Howard National Film School Ireland 16 mins / Ireland // 2016

ELLA

DESMOND

Fly on the wall look at a family with a severely disabled child and the relationship they all have with one another.

Desmond strives for normality in his new life as a free man. Though released from prison Desmond is still in turmoil from the past events that lead him there. As he carves out the path for his new life Desmond struggles between the man he wants to become and the man he was.

Keith Kavanagh / The National Film School Ireland 4 mins / Ireland // 2016

ARE WE THEM YET? Birth, Brotherhood and Bumpin’ Uglies in the Backseat.

Stefanie Kolk / Netherlands Film Academy / 22 mins Netherlands // 2016

CLAN A tight-knit group of people live and work at a derelict farm. No one knows the woman in a black raincoat who has been wandering around their land all day.


STUDENT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Sunday, March 11th / 12 - 4:30pm / Long Room Hub - Trinity College Dublin

Rami Lattouf USEK 14 mins / Lebanon // 2016

Vanessa Mghames NDU 14 mins / Lebanon // 2016

Doris Saba NDU 17 mins / Lebanon // 2016

T-SHARP

SECTEUR 1

SAUDADE

T-Sharp, a band of teenagers willing to perform on a moving truck, but how easy was it?

The story of a barber caught between his instinct to kill and his new found infatuation with his next door neighbour.

A silent love that remains in a house’s old corners will never fade.

Hisham Sharafeddine NDU 7 mins / Lebanon // 2016

Stanley Xu Ngee Ann Polytechnic 12 mins / Singapore // 2016

NIGHT SHIFT

MOTHER

Two different thieves, one mini-market, bad timing.

In a family of two, a son cares for his sick and elderly mother. When his mother’s condition deteriorates, he is forced to make a decision on his mother’s wish.

Fiona Ryan / The National Film School Ireland 4 mins / Ireland // 2016

JOINING THE DOTS The constellations come alive when an imaginative little girl named Luna joins the dots in the night sky.


STUDENT FILMS FREE ENTRY

Sunday, March 11th / 12 - 4:30pm / Long Room Hub - Trinity College Dublin

Yafei Qi / China Central Academy of Fine Arts 13 mins / China // 2016

Sasaki Maiko / Tokyo Polytechnic University 16 mins / Japan // 2016

Alice Gavish & Christina Faraj The School of Visual Arts 4 mins / USA // 2016

WEARING THE FOG

BENI

UNMASKED

‘Wearing the Fog’ is a double-screen video with a non-linear narrative structure. it circles around the cold of the industrial world and the indifference of a family. The video consists of multiple narratives that are told in a non-linear fashion. The different stories show what I fear and what I hate to see.

‘Beni’ is the pigment of Safflowers which came to Japan across the sea, in the ancient times. High quality “Beni “that has been purified by the ash of goosefoot and acid of plum, glitters with a green colour at after drying. The technique to extract the “Beni” has been handed down in secrecy.

Unmasked is an animated short film encompassing an emotional story that revolves a young boy who embarks on a journey after the sudden loss of his father.

Nora Niasari / Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) 22 mins / Australia // 2015

Karis Seungyoun Oh The School of Visual Arts 2 mins / USA // 2016

Hugh Mulhern National Film School Ireland 15 mins / Ireland // 2016

THE PHOENIX

THE MOMENT

THE CYCLOPS

Exiled Iranian actor Mr Farid teaches theatre to reluctant teenagers inside an Australian Immigration Detention Centre. When the fate of the kids is unknown, he attempts to restore their lives but makes an unexpected discovery of his own.

The Moment is a story about an artist who learns about the importance of the things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.

Luka comes home to apologise, but can his little brother Lip forgive him?

Documentary


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