Iran | 2018 | fiction | 13:13

Prod: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
Dir: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
DoP: Hamed Baghaeian
Script: Saman Hosseinpuor & Ako Zandkarimi
Music: Hossein Ghourchian
Cast: Fereidoun Hamedi, Shabbo Soleimani, Mohammad Ghobadi, Ghafar Khaledi, Shafi Amini, Saman Obudi

Ghasem is forced to sell their cow to spend a hard winter in their village, but his son fled out the cow.

Director’s filmography:
Saman Hosseinpuor:
Autumn Leaves (2015)
The Man Who Forgot To Breathe (2017)
The Last Embrace (2018)
Slaughter (2018)
Ako Zandkarimi:
Buka Barana(2013)
Sound of Ant’s Heart (2014)
Clowns don’t Die (2015)
Malaria (2016)
Soldier (2017)
Slaughter (2018)

Director’s background:
Saman Hosseinpuor: Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez/Kurdestan/Iran at 1993. He started acting in Theater and he was just 14 years old, He started filmmaking at 2008. In the meantime he started writing short story. He is a director and Writer and he lives in Iran.
Ako Zandkarimi: Ako was born in Sanandaj/Kurdistan/Iran at 1993. He started Filmmaking when he was just 15 years old and he was just a student in high school and that was the start of his passion to Cinema.

(Nordic 22-26)


Norway/Russia | 2018 | Documentary | 16:34

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Prod: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Dir: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid (23)
DoP: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Script: Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid
Music: Ylva Gulpinar
Cast: Daria Buss, Christina Solonenko, Regina Law

«Blessed» tells the story of 20 year old Daria Buss, who lives together with her grandparents in a small apartment in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia. Daria has been thrown out of her home, because of her activism in the local LGBT-organization Lighthouse. Secretly she has initiated a relationship with a Russian woman in Berlin, and the movie brings us into the everyday life of a young woman. Filled with studies, activism, hopes for a better future, and an intense longing for her girlfriend. The unity she finds in the little organization, Lighthouse, is the only thing that keeps her hopes up in a society that is still making it very hard for the queer population to openly love who they want.

Director’s Filmography:
Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid has earlier co-directed the short documentary «What I Am Looking For?», which was screened in two film festivals in the summer of 2018. She has also worked with visual story telling in the newspapers VG and Dagbladet, where she among other things filmed the daily lives of an Indian family left behind in the slums of Mumbai - after their relative, Mona, died working as a surrogat for a Norwegian couple in 2012. The story «Mother for rent» was published in VG in March 2018. «Blessed», her second documentary, was also screened during Barents Pride in Kirkenes in the fall of 2018.

Director’s background:
Signe Rosenlund-Hauglid is educated in journalism from OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. The past two years she has extended her knowledge and searched for new ways to tell personal stories related to larger topics in societies across the world through filmmaking. This has been done through her studies in creative documentary filmmaking at OsloMet. Signe has through her short filmmaking career worked with different topics related to minorities, women, and daily issues that exists in every society.

(Nordic 19-21)

The Great Love Chase

Sweden | 2018 | Comedy | 01:00

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Prod: Julia Levin
Dir: Julia Levin (20)
DoP: Julia Levin
Script: Julia Levin
Music: Fig Leaf Times Two Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Cast: Julia Levin, Peter Carlquist, Brandon Nicholson, Boye Strotgmann, Magnus Fjelnset Sonstad

A short one-minute story in a vintage style setting. A magician falls in love with a passerby and tries to impress him with her magic tricks. Will he accept her heart?

Director’s Background:

This is the first time I show one of my movies to public but will definitely not be the last.
Julia Levin is a Swedish student at Nordiska folkhögskolan in Sweden with a big passion for theatre, animation and comedy. I have been making home movies since my childhood and always loved creating new stories and characters in my mind. I strive to study 3D animation in the future and to make my stories come to life through animation with my own skills only. My biggest inspirations in filmmaking are The Great Train Robbery, WALL-E and Charlie Chaplin.

(Nordic 22-26)

The Shepherd

Norway/Czech-Republic | 2018 | Drama | 17:17

Prod: Aurora Huseth Bjørnhaug
Dir: Brwa Vahabpour (25)
DoP: Annicken Aasheim
Script: Simen August Borgnes
Music: Irene Tillung
Cast: Hamza Agoshi, Darya Kader, Rojan Agoshi, Madia Kadrpour, Siri Helene Müller

While driving to a wedding, a Kurdish family hits a wild animal. The father, Aram, is forced to decide whether he should kill the animal or attempt to rescue it. Later it becomes clear how Aram struggles to find a place both in his new country as well as within his own family.

Director’s Filmography:
2017 – Pomegranate
2017 – Smile
2014 – In good company

Director’s Background:

Brwa Vahabpour (b 1993) is a Kurdish-Norwegian filmmaker from Trondheim. He graduated from Nordland College of Art and Film in 2014 before attending The Norwegian Film School. Brwa has previously directed the short films Smile and Pomegranate, where the latter received the Film critic jury's honourable mention at the Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad in 2017.

(Nordic 19-21)

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From our laundry

Sweden | 2018 | Drama | 04:14

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Prod: Jakob Eliasson, Albin Abrahamsson, Christian Zetterberg
Dir: Albin Abrahamsson, Jakob Eliasson (19)
DoP: Jakob Eliasson, Albin Abrahamsson
Script: Albin Abrahamsson, Maja Ragnarsson, Jakob Eliasson
Cast: Erik Lönngren, Eric Ericson, Sebastian Fernström

David and Charlie, the children of the family, have taken over the chore of doing the laundry. But soon David finds a garment which rapidly changes the atmosphere of the room and uncovers a tragedy.

Director’s Filmography:
SLOW DANCE, dir Christian Zetterberg (2018)- Directors of Photography (Jakob, Albin)- Editors (Jakob, Albin)- Colorist (Albin)
EXISTENCE, dir Jenny L. Wallin (2017)- Director of Photography (Jakob)- Colorist (Albin)
UNDER THE STARS, dir Christian Zetterberg (2017)- Editors (Jakob, Albin)- Colorist (Albin) 

Director’s Background:
Albin Abrahamsson (born 1999 in Sweden) and Jakob Eliasson (born 1999 in Sweden) began exploring film as an art together in their early teens and have gone from hobby filmmaking to working with film and television on a daily basis. They are producing and directing under the label Vintertid, which directly translates to Wintertime, and often co-produce with other directors and companies. In addition to fiction, they also do commercial and documentary work. Albin and Jakob both share a wide interest and experience of the whole production chain where technical, creative and organisational skills come to use. However, the composing of a visual image with all that entails has always been of particular interest. This is their first time directing a short with an original screenplay which makes “From our laundry” their debut short film. Nevertheless, it is not their first short as members of the creative management. Albin and Jakob have worked closely with short film directors in positions like DP, camera operator, co-producer, editor and colorist.



Chile | 2018 | fiction | 11:00

Dir/Prod: Danissa  Angulo
DoP: Jefferson Yaeger
Cast: Victoria Aguilera, Geraldine Aguilera, Lukas Vergara, Felix Göring

Caroline (12) is doing an oral presentation in the school when suddenly she got her 1st menstruation in front of her class. She starts having a lot of questions about what growing up and being a woman is. Desperate she tries different methods.