World / 79 min. / Short Films
Various languages with English subtitles
A selection of the finest short films from around the world. With English subtitles.
Sweet Maddie Stone
UK / 24min
Directed by Brady Hood
Maddie Stone rules her school yard. But after discovering her notorious father has been arrested, she has to make his bail money or lose the yard. The more Maddie fights, the more her world spirals out of control – and the closer she gets to becoming the man she’s trying to save.
UAE / 10min
Directed by Swapna Kurup
In a community center in Dubai, Indian classical dancer Vonita Singh applies her art form to bring back movement in the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s.
Kosovo / 11min / Albanian with English Subtitles
Directed by Lorena Sopi
Moni, a ten year-old boy, lives with his father Xhema in great poverty. During a fatal meal, his father Xhema accidentally kills his son. All his life he will live cursed, blaming himself for what happened. In his last days, when he is very old, Xhema returns to the house where the tragedy happened to ask forgiveness of his son in order to release his soul and be able to pass away.
Spain / 4min / Spanish with English Subtitles
Directed by TERESA BELLÓN
She is a strong woman who strives to enjoy life again. He is an awkward man who only cares about living up to it. It’s time for the foreplay.
Netherlands / 10min
Directed by Ruud Satijn
Esther has got what it takes to be really successful in the business district where she applies for a job. Of course she will fit in there! She has the killer instinct and the ambitions of a winner. But she hasn’t counted on a stranger who can see behind her mask.
India / 22min / Hindi with English subtitles
Directed by AMAR KAUSHIK
“Aaba” (“Grandfather”) is set in a remote village of Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. An orphan girl staying with her grandparents comes across the news of her grandfather being in the advanced stages of lung cancer and would probably survive just a few weeks. With not much to do the grandfather spends rest of his days revisiting his personal possessions and digging his own grave. But life has its own surprises…