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DIO NON TI ODIA

A father is forced to accompany his sick daughter (before she infects the entire village) by a hermit healer, the only hope of salvation for the girl. A long journey awaits them in a wild land, fighting against time, and they will find out against their will that the girl’s illness in not the only threat hanging over them…

CAST
Ferdinando Gattuccio, Roberto Romano, Emilia Passalacqua, Salvatore Nereo Salerno, Antonino Scaglione, Giovanni Zanca, Giorgia Scolozzi, Rino Cardinale, Giuseppe Duminuco, Roberto Chimento

DIRECTOR
Fabrizio La Monica

Genre DRAMA/GOTHIC

Runtime 1h24m

Italian – Eng Sub

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Mining The Unconscious: The Artist’s Journey

Art is a numinous human expression of the Sacred. The film, Mining the Unconscious is a riveting and true celebration of life, as well as a tribute to C.G. Jung’s profound contribution to the field of transpersonal psychology, culture and the language of the collective unconscious. The film depicts the landscape of inner experience in a quest for spiritual and cultural renewal. Artists excavate stories and revelations in the profound territory of the soul. While watching this creative process, the viewer is brought into a stunning illumination of transformation and healing, born from dreams, myths, and archetypes.

For the filmmaker, the process of collaboration with the painters, sculptors, photographers, and storytellers revealed that Nature herself was Muse and primal source of creativity. Ms. Martin envisioned the film as a flowing river from the artist healing Self, the artist healing others, and finally, arriving at the very origins of art – the artist as shaman healing community. On this ground, we find Connectedness. We find Heart. We find Inspiration.

Director: Marcelina Martin
Run Time: 64 Minutes
Language: English
Production: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Company: Two Spirit Films

Cast: Colleen Kelley, Christopher Castle, Susan Slotter, Issa Nyaphaga, S.K. Yeatts, Belinda Edwards, Michele Relkin, Brenda Roper, Joe Cajero, Meinrad Craighead, Shawn Turung, Vijali Hamilton, Julie Chase-Daniel, Matthew Chase-Daniel, Harriette Tsosie, Kathleen McCloud, Russell Thurston

Crew: Susan Slotter- Post Production Supervisor; Marcelina Martin, Susan Slotter, Gene Mederos-Sound Design; Marcelina Martin-Editor; Vincent Leyendecker, Victor Nieto, Grant Taylor, Marcelina Martin, Susan Slotter, Tom Guilmette- Camera; Anita Shontel Woodley, Jenny Sanborn, Angele Essamba- Still Photography; Christopher Castle, Vijali Hamilton, Edie Hartshorne, Gwen Jones, Jami Sieber, Jewell Cornette, Yatri, Kevin MacLeod, Kim Oswalt, Helen Dryz- Music

Historic Footage of Carl G. Jung: Jonas Mekas

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Chronicles from dusk

A dense and nebulous journey towards the ​​shadow and fog of human existence. The dark side of a world adrift, where the peace of the environment is disturbed by the American military presence. From the human technological domain we enter into a domestic world in which existential questions run through the minds of the characters. What if that the concept of “life” that has guided interpretations and studies until now, started to be undermined?

Director: Luca Capponi

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

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As Above

When your Earth Plane feels a strong sense of pull, setting in motion an enigmatic chase thru a maze of dimensional time… sparking an orgasm into enlightenment…

Loosely based on the 2nd Law of the Universe; The Principle of Correspondence, “As Above” tells the story of The Earth Plane returning home, to find herself intuitively drawn to a presence she can’t ignore. Alone, The Earth Plane follows her instincts through a twisty windy hallway looking to connect an alluring call to her.

Cast: Iman Artwell-Freeman, Nazlah Black, Lyfe Silva

Director: Sewra G Kidane

Runtime: 11:40 min

Language: English

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Young Liars

An author searching for his next big story stumbles upon the break he needs – a device capable of connecting and switching people’s consciousness. However, the duo that controls the technology is bent on manipulating him for their own pleasure. Will Avery be able to survive the temptation of being inside someone else?

Cast: Brendan McGowan, Adam Christy, Alissa Filoramo

Director: Adam Christy

Co-Director: Gilbere Forte

Runtime: 20:29 min

Language: English

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The Last Koan

A writer who has unresolved issues with his dead mother who abandoned him as a child and a woman who has intermixed the identities of her husband and his best friend, explore the meaning of life, death, love and forgiveness. The film inquires into 2000-year-old Asian existentialism alongside modern European existentialism. Sartre meets Buddha!

Director: Satya Prakash Choudhary

Language: Hindi

Subtitles: English

Runtime: 95 min

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The Camera’s On

Short film and music video for the song “The Camera’s On” from the album Gleams by Robbie Gennet. It is an intense and surprising commentary on the state of surveillance we all live in with a thread of the death of patriarchy running throughout. The video is a unique trip into a strange universe where Reservoir Dogs meets Eyes Wide Shut and then some. Both leads Danny Shorago and Chriselda Pacheco give tour de force performances as the tables turn and the plot twists and thickens.

Cast: Danny Shorago, Chriselda Pacheco, Robbie Gennet

Director: Andrew Aidman

Language: English

Runtime: 3:59 min

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Tokmey

A woman who suffers from anxiety disorder is heading to a conference and gets into a car crash in the dark woods. She finds an odd-looking cabin when looking for help.

Cast: Lauma Balode, Aigars Stirna

Director: Oleg Volkov

Language: English

Runtime: 24:15 min

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-BELIEF

“BELIEF” is a journey to four lands – the Canadian Arctic, Tahiti, Japan and China – to listen to the beliefs of their people.
Four stories about the importance of ancestors and what has been handed down to us for hundreds of years.
Once upon a time, if you didn’t know something, you would ask the mountain or the elders; today, faith in human knowledge seems to have collapsed, it seems useless to search in our past. Society, centred on profit instead of man and nature, is silently witnessing the spiritual impoverishment of the earth and humanity.

Cast: Tetsuji Matsubayashi, Hervé Maraetaata

Director: Luca De Santis

Runtime: 26 min

Language: Arabic, English, French

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KiLL SPreE: A Love Story

A couple wild kids make a film – both for different reasons – A satirical romp through the wilderness of life and art.

Cast: Julia Maxwell, Evan Riley Brown

Director: Anthony James Wilson

Language: English

Runtime: 109 min

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Ayurveda – The science of life

Ayurveda attracts more and more people, the subject is haunted by newspapers, magazines, talk shows and wellness offers. Ayurveda centres are springing up like mushrooms – in the East as well as in the West. At the beginning of November 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed a declaration of intent with India on the Ayurvedic medical system. A well-founded examination of the topic is on the agenda, so that Ayurveda can not be understood as pseudo-medicine, but rather as a universally applicable, alternative healing method and way of life with millennia-old tradition.

Ayurveda is much more than just a special healing method, a special kind of massage or a conscious possibility of nutrition. Ayurveda is more than just a slogan, Ayurveda is a way of life and the knowledge of life par excellence. The aim of Ayurvedic medicine is to prevent disease through a healthy lifestyle and, if the disease has already occurred, to restore the balance of body and mind through a wide range of holistic therapies.

Ayurveda is a universal knowledge, therefore it is not only applicable in India but worldwide. It describes a science that has integrated universally valid principles into a uniquely diverse medical system. What the holy men, the Rishis, wrote down thousands of years ago in the Vedas and what they received in deepest meditation can be found again in many advanced cultures in different countries of the earth. In contrast to other advanced civilizations, however, the ancient knowledge of this profound healing method has been preserved in India.

The film team, consisting of cameraman and producer Helmut Lechthaler, meditation teacher and author Markus Dietl, co-author Astrid Kofler and Ayurveda doctor Dr. Abilash Anand, travelled all over India and created in sensitive pictures an overall picture of Ayurveda, interspersed with interviews with Indian Ayurveda doctors, gurus and outstanding specialists on the various branches of Ayurveda. The medicine, the architecture and the nutrition, – the Ayurveda flows into all areas of life. The film “Ayurveda – the knowledge of life” informs and clarifies, offers a fascinating insight into the versatility of this special way of life.

Director: Helmut Lechthaler, Markus Dietl

Genres: Documentary

Runtime: 44:00

Language: English

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YORT

In Harlequin’s imaginary tour, he encounters a sleeping Yort.

Directed by Duane Michals and produced by Josiah Cuneo

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Giuseppe the Jazzman

A genius comes to terms with his childhood, and is determined to destroy all that is unholy.
Director: Christian Joseph Mueller
Writer: Christian Joseph Mueller
Stars: Bill DeStefano, Robert Percin, Fiona Rose Story. Scott Tran.
1h 30min | Crime, Fantasy, Mystery | 15 May 2019 (USA)

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Medium

Tarika is a Medium: through her abilities to penetrate the world of the invisible, Sirio and Nadia meet their departed relatives and discover a deeper sense to their own humanity.

Cast: Tarika Di Maggio, Nadia Angilela, Sirio Zabberoni.
Director: Laura Cini
Runtime: 83′
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English

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The Last Fiction

Based on classic Persian literature, The Shahnameh by Ferdowsi (The Book of Kings) the film follows upstart ruler Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in Jamkard (ancient Persia) and naïve Afaridoun, the young hero who will save the kingdom and people from the darkness. Zahak, who made a Faustian pack to control the thrown is now haunted by his evil deeds. His recent nightmares and now a told prophecy of how a young man he wronged in the past will rise up against him has him worried and unstable, jeopardizing everything. However, Afaridoun must first conquer his own inner demons before he can battle Zahak’s dark forces to be the hero of Jamkard and restore peace to the kingdom and fulfill the prophecy. Ancient Persian mythology that unveils human nature.

Director: Ashkan Rahgozar
Genre: Historical, Action, Adventure
Runtime: 100 minutes
Language: Persian & English
Subtitles: English

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Moonwalk

Synopsis: A modern day fairytale about a young boy in Ghana who is confronted by a strange spirit animal as he harvests precious bits of copper from a toxic mound of electronic waste.

Director: Vincent Marcone aka My Pet Skeleton

Band: Hand of the Tribe

Process: Stop Motion Animation + Digital Animation

Genre: Fantasy / Environmental / Trippy

Runtime: 5:47

Language: English (song)

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The Flying Fish

The journey of a flying fish marks the beginning of the transition to a new era.

Written, Directed, Produced, Music by Murat Saygıner

Additional Music by Jochen Mader

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The Long Walk Back

A girl ventures into the woods in 17th century Britain to perform a secret ritual with a group of witches.

Directors: Eyre and Ely, Sam Retford

Runtime: 9 minutes 58 seconds

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Get By With a Little Help

Cate, a lonely, witchy librarian who fails to find comfort and connection in her normal life, seeks it out in the supernatural.

Cast: Mary Morales

Director: Jefferson Brassfield

Runtime: 21 minutes

Language: English

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Dua2litet

A journey towards the inner world of Charlie, where live his fears, sufferings and yearnings.

Cast: Linda Bergstrand, Carlos Navarro, Linda Henriksson

Director: Rafael Montezuma

Genre: Fiction / Experimental

Runtime: 5 min

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A Tale Of Salt And Sea

A mother hides her children in the countryside, forcing them to a cloistered life without joy, freedom and taste.
The children, now grown up and eager to know the world, break the rituals of the mother and face the consequences.

Cast: Liliana Bottone, Virgilio Verde, Salvatore Fallace, Janara 1 – 2 – 3

Director: Giuseppe Francesco Maione

Runtime: 25:00

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

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LE – TOI – ILE (ISLE – OF – YOU)

As planet Earth is dying, a child takes off a three step adventure: the journey in a space capsule, the arrival on a faraway island where she finds a tree worshipping Hermit and becomes an adult, the meeting with two pilgrims who will contribute to her questioning how to be in the world and relate with alterity. A meditation between sci-fi, spirituality and ecology on our relationship with time and matter and on the reasons for the environmental catastrophe we are going through. If the island, in contrast with the Earth, is still alive, it is probably because it is populated with creatures such as the pilgrims who ignore concepts like attachment and conditioning and believe we are all part of a whole: “The barriers known in my childhood collapsed in an instant. Collapsed over and over. Here I was, eternally, None. None on the island”. By drawing from David Bohm and Jiddu Krishnamurti’s dialogues, the film is a journey of consciousness in an autumnal landscape where birds sing and the boundaries between human and non-human blur: “You are the space where all experiences happen. But you are None, none of them”.

DIRECTOR: Alberto Baroni

SCREENPLAY: Alberto Baroni

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Alberto Baroni

SOUND: Alberto Baroni

EDITING: Alberto Baroni

CAST: Paola Bardella, Jessica Castelli, Fausta Ranghetti, Paolo Serioli, Veronica Valtulini.

PRODUCER: Alberto Baroni

GENRES: Sci-fi, Experimental

RUNTIME: 13’00”

LANGUAGE: Invented Language (English subtitles)

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Chapter 0: Invocation

Balthazar Blümp, King of the Witches, and his little dog Bear, quest to revive a sickly childe of nature in this silent send-up of occult tropes.

Cast: Derek Curley & Bear the Dog

Director: Derek Curley

Genres: Occult, Horror-Comedy

Runtime: 7 min

Language: English

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The Occult Sources

Awoken in the middle of the night, in the heart of a city deserted by its inhabitants, yet still occupied by strange creatures, two children embark on a nocturnal quest. Towards an enchanted abode, an area out of time where the destiny of the ages will unravel, giving birth to a new world. In a semi-darkness haunted by monsters and fractured by lightning. Between dread and wonder, the revelation of a shifting zone at the Gates of Future and Hell. A dark, dreamlike tale, the initiatory journey of two children deep inside the labyrinth of The Abode of Chaos.

Cast: Thierry Ehrmann, Yoko Higashi, Lydie Bonnet, Jean-Michel Ostrowski, Olivia et Marceau Jacquet, Olga Gorbouchine, Rodolphe Bessey

Director: Laurent Courau

Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Occult, Bizarre

Runtime: 67 minutes

Language: French, Finnish, Japanese

Subtitles: English, French

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SHOOT THE MOON

Shoot the Moon is a documentary film about the telescope work of the man known as Crow, or Crrow777.
It includes the first filming of the phenomenon that would come to be called the Lunar Wave, that was first captured in the Fall of 2012.
The releasing of this footage catapulted Crrow777 to becoming known all over the world, first for the Lunar Wave, and then the numerous other amazing pieces of objects and astronomical footage that he caught during his four years of continuous filming through his telescopes.
The film includes seven different Lunar Waves, a ton of objects in the sky, both during the day and the night, many of which are seen transiting the Moon.
No other film contains so many objects and anomalies that have been shot with high-end optics and telescopes, and is presented with interview segments discussing the work.
The accompanying original score makes this documentary film a one of a kind adventure.

Cast:
Crow/Crrow777: Himself
Randy Bryant/Randy from Houston: Himself

Director:
Jason Lindgren

Genre:
Documentary

Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

Language:
English

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Overexposed

Joan attempts to overcome a traumatic experience trough Overexposure therapy and in the process is empowered by the myth of Lilith. A battle between mysticism and science.

Director: Juan David Castilla

Writer: Juan David Castilla

Cast: Gwen Albers, Bautista Duarte, Ronald Verjel, Ivan Mann, Diana Nuñez, Samantha Ridge, Jhonier Zapata, Xiomara Ramirez, Sebastian Restrepo, Diego Ochoa

Genres: Mystical thriller, Mystical drama, Psychological thriller, Drama, Suspense

Runtime: 65 min

Language: English

Subtitles: Spanish

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Alder

Alder, a female tree spirit, has a sacred duty to protect the forest against humans and malevolent forces.
When a handsome young forager strays into her glade in search of holly, Alder is torn between fulfilling her sacred duty and her desire for love.

Cast:
Alder: LIBBY WELSH
Forager: ODNE STENSETH
Ghost #1: MOSES WARD
Ghost #2: JAMES MITCHELL
Ghost #3: GEORGE PEREZ
Ghost #4: ISAAC GRIFFITHS

Director:
Vanda Ladeira

Genres:
Eerie fantasy, folk horror, magic realism

Runtime:
9 min

Language:

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A Brief History of Time Travel

Time travel reaches far beyond the realm of science fiction. From early stories featuring heroes mysteriously falling into far-flung future worlds to countless appearances in literature, the idea of traveling through time has spanned cultures across the globe and is one of the most contagious ideas in science fiction. In a society where time is a unit of value and instant gratification is prized, the idea of traveling through time offers a means of escape. And our obsession with time travel is growing: in the last decade, it’s appeared more than ever in books, movies, and pop culture. What makes time travel so powerful that it resonates in each of us, and to what lengths are we going today to make it a reality?

Through interviews with experts across a variety of fields – theoretical physicists, game designers, spiritual leaders to futurist authors, A Brief History of Time Travel explores how this idea has inspired some of the prominent intellectual minds of today, and how it has influenced their work.

Cast:

Ronald Mallett | Theoretical Physicist, Academic and Author

Satyanarayana Dasa | Founder of the Jiva Institute, Hindu Scholar and Practitioner

Bill Nye | Science Educator and Host

Chana Phaedra | Founder of Advanced Neural Biosciences

Seth Shostak | Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute

Ted Chiang | Award-winning Science Fiction Writer

Tim Schafer | Founder of Double Fine Productions

Erik Demaine | Professor of Computer Science, MIT

Edward Farhi | Principal Scientist at Google

Brooks Peck | Curator at MoPOP Seattle

Wanda Gregory | Professor at the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, University of Washington

Alexandra Holmes | Intuitive Life and Business Strategist & Coach

Ted Sider | Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Daniel H. Wilson | New York Times Bestselling Author

Director: Gisella Bustillos

Runtime: 68 Minutes

Language: English

Subtitles: English

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Trail of the Sphinx

A recreation and reimagining of past grandeur, Trail of the Sphinx, evolves such splendor into a very special multimedia presentation. The music is a blend of cultural sensibilities, modern and ancient motifs; electronic and acoustic instrumentation. The dances are a synthesis of traditional Middle Eastern with a contemporary interpretation; symbolic and at times sensual. The production mixes these performances against the dramatic backdrop of Egypt’s archaeological treasures creating an expansive cinematic interpretation. The result is a meditation on the eternal mystery of the legendary Sphinx that leads us from the old world to a future one. The shifting sands of time may obscure its path, yet we are still drawn to its compelling destiny.

Cast: Anahid Sofian

Director: Mike Mannetta

Runtime: 5 min

Language: English

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Mesmeralda

In this queer neo-giallo, a woman descends into a surreal nightmare in New York City after witnessing a brutal murder.

Cast: Dea/Zholiē Brooks/Untitled Queen/Pierce Hughes/Rion Moon/Alec Bandzes/Panthera Lush

Director: Joshua Matteo

Genre: Horror

Runtime: 19 min

Language: ♫

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We Come In Peace

Documentary short interviewing the people of the #StormArea51 event. Film Portaits and interviews taken at the Gates of Area 51.

Director: Ryan Abel

Genres: Documentary, comedy

Runtime: 20 minutes

Language: English

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Road to Calessi

Calessi, a mysterious city, probably not existent at all, know as a place where human sacrifice was made in honor of maleficent and diabolic gods.
But when they arrived in a place called Calessi, their enthusiasm is dampened.
In fact, they were involved in some creepy events and soon themselves been victims of their curiosity and their thirst for knowledge.
When no news arrived about these guys, the police began to investigated about them and their travel, till one of these was found nearby the supposed Calessi, but he seems to have no memories about his friends.

Cast: Mario Di Fonzo, Elena Starace, Gennaro Maresca

Director: Marco Sommella

Genres: mockumentary

Runtime: 45”

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

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A Father’s Sacrifice

God orders Abraham to sacrifice his beloved son Isaac. A short but powerful biblical epic splendidly accompanied by music from Bach. The film was inspired by Caravaggio’s magnificent painting on the same subject.

Director / Writer / Producer: Nicholas Rooney

Runtime: 10 minutes

Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English

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The Doula

Sophie picked the perfect doula for her upcoming home birth. Relying on advice from her affluent family and friends, she is determined to give her baby the best of everything. Now that the doula has gained Sophie’s trust a different, sinister plan for the new child becomes clear. The supportive husband Taylor and Sophie discover the truth when labor starts on the night of a new moon.

Cast: Kittie Walsh, Lillian DeVane, Jon Brzyski

Director: Sarah Welsh Elliott

Genres: Body Horror, Creature, Occult

Runtime: 9:04 minutes

Language: English

Subtitles: English

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The Weighing of the Heart

For thousands of years Anubis, the ancient Egyptian Guardian of the Underworld, has performed the Weighing of the Heart. Once however the Scales of Justice cannot decide whether the heart is good or bad. Anubis must prove himself against Ammit, a crocodilian goddess, thereby becoming the true God of the Dead.

Cast: Anubis, Scarab and Ammit the Devourer

Directors: Rosemarie E. Benson and Laura M. Weber

Genres: Fantasy, Animation, Egyptian Mythology

Runtime: 6 minutes

Language: English and Coptic (Old Egyptian)

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STARBOY: A Space Opera

Starboy finds the last crystal he needs to return back home, but when his last crystal is stolen, he makes a bargain with a moon-witch to get his crystal back so he can return back to his wife. The ordeal Starboy journeys on transcends what he thought he could face.

Cast:
Starboy– Caden J. Gregoire
Moon-Witch/Wife– Alix Swchwartz
Elder– David Falls
Reporter– Nick Mathews

Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Psychedelic, Romance

Runtime: 16 minutes

Language: English

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Cult Girls

Dalia and her two young sisters grow up in a pagan apocalyptic cult led by an ancient Baltic goddess of death and reincarnation. On the night of an important cult ritual, a police raid rescues Dalia as cult members flee with her two sisters. Years later, as the guilt eats away at her, Dalia finds a potential link to the cult through a prominent and despised black metal artist sequestered in the woods. Dalia journeys to find her sisters but her quest for the truth becomes a descent into Hell.

Cast: Saara Lamberg, Jane Badler, Dean Kirkright, Brendan Bacon, Albert Goikhman

Director: Mark Bakaitis

Genres: Arthouse, Horror

Runtime: 83 min

Language: English, German, Lithuanian

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Wild Honey: Caring for bees in a divided land

For more than a century, the island of Timor has been divided by a colonial border. This border has displaced and separated the people of Lookeu, dividing their land, water and history. Timor’s migratory wild honey bees challenge this division. Their migrations are essential to the agricultural and spiritual wellbeing of the people and places who depend upon them.
In community honey harvest rituals, queen bees are courted in ceremony by men who climb high into the canopy to sing nocturnal forest love songs. These songs express gratitude to the bees, enticing and imploring them to give up their sweetness and maintain their seasonal visits.
This film is the outcome of a long-term collaboration between researchers Balthasar Kehi and Lisa Palmer and the people of Balthasar’s homeland of Lookeu. It portrays a border community who, despite changing farming practices and increasing commodification, are determined to maintain the bees’ movement across the region and preserve their shared identity.
Cast: Lookeu Community
Director: Lisa Palmer
Genre: Ethnographic film
Runtime: 30 mins
Language: Tetum Terik
Subtitles: English

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All Hallows / All Saints

Two revelers wander home on the morning after Halloween, but are they both in costume, or is one of these wanderers truly a saint? On the morning of All Saints Day, a club girl brushes with the divine—the Stranger, the Friend, the Holy Guardian Angel—through glass darkly, and then face to face.

Cast: Ayesha Adamo and Brandt Adams

Director: Ayesha Adamo

Genres: Experimental, Surrealism, Poetry, Music Video, Fantasy

Runtime: 7:47

Language: English

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A drude’s heart

An officer of the regulatory agency discovers that beings from the Bavarian world of legends are presently living among us. He gets entangled in an age-old battle for poor souls and has to face the question of what constitutes true humanity.
The old myths and legends – they are all true.
A story about betrayal and trust in a world of awakening myths. Based on the traditional lore of the Upper Palatinate in Germany.

CAST:
Jessica Schilling “Rosalie”
Ole Bosse “Max”
Alexander Karrasch “Hias”
Holger Matthias Wilhelm “Feilenhauer”
Elke Schmeißl “Traudl”
Christina Weber “Zilli”
Christine Elsa Wagner “Klagemutter”
Fabian Schleicher “Rudi”
Daniel Zimpel “Toni”
Philippe Matic Arnauld des Lions “Moosmann”
Doris Pöschl “Moosfrau”
Anja Ibler “Franzi”
Christoph Baierl “Schorsch Keiler”
Rolf Dieter Frey “Bilmesschnitter”
Thomas Scheuerer “Holzhetzer”

DIRECTOR:
Hubertus Hinse

GENRE:
Mystery Thriller

RUNTIME:
118 Minutes

LANGUAGE:
German

SUBTITLES:
English

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Incubo

What happens when nightmares change you? Jack, a young man, unexpectedly begins to be haunted in his dreams by an alien being, who makes him change his mind about important matters. During a period in which life choices are essential for the development of the personality of a man, will Jack be able to pick up the reins of his own destiny?
An unforgettable no-budget cinematic experience in which the boundaries between dream and reality, awareness and unconsciousness, will fade as the protagonist loses himself in the process of change.

Cast: Roberto Gentile, Samuele Gentile, Rebecca Dosio

Director: Lorenzo Bussone

Genres: Psychological Thriller, Horror, Sci-fi

Runtime: 1:02:43

Language: Italian

Subtitles: English

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THE MAGIC COUNT – Il Conte Magico

La curiosa Dory Giallo, l’estroverso Stefano Pagliani, l’arrugginito Lucio Lattanzi e il loro operatore, il mite Arturo Leoni sono i v-blogger del canale StoryTube “Risorgimental Channel”, ingaggiati da uno sconosciuto per indagare sul conte Cesare Mattei, nel 1800 il bolognese più famoso al mondo, caduto nell’oblio dopo la sua morte. Le vicende dei bizzarri protagonisti del film si snodano tra una Bologna mai vista, l’Appennino e la magica Rocchetta, alla ricerca del sogno di Cesare Mattei: trovare la cura per ogni male.

Tra dirette social, scontri tra followers e haters, e video virali, i quattro scoprono un personaggio ricco di fascino e mistero, benefattore e imprenditore, che nel giro di pochi anni è riuscito a diventare un influencer di fama mondiale.

Cast: Il cast del film è composto da Roberta Giallo, Luciano Manzalini, Antonio Pisu e Eraldo Turra, con la partecipazione straordinaria di Ivano Marescotti. Compaiono nel film in camei: Vito, Syusy Blady, Tiziana Foschi, Eva Robbin, MC Nill e Virgitsch.

Registi: Marco Melluso e Diego Schiavo

Genere: Documentario

Runtime:
83′

Lingua: Italiano

Sottotitoli: italiano per non udenti inglese, spagnolo

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LOVE ME NOT

“Love Me Not” is a titillating, stylized film version of the Biblical story of John the Baptist and Salomé largely takes place in an army camp in the desert, against the background of a contemporary war. Salomé (Ingrid García-Jonsson) is the daughter of the corrupt commander and his adulterous wife; the prophet is locked up in a cave because of his subversive predictions. Just as in Oscar Wilde’s interpretation, Salomé is obsessed by the prisoner (and all the men in the camp by her).
The film shows the universal absurdity of politics, violence and the whole gamut of human emotions behind them: lust, greed and pride. The beauty of the landscape and sensually filmed bodies contrast with the coarse cruelty of war and the shameless opportunism of the characters. The world has become a place where there’s no room for purity and truth. A stimulating mixture of mythology and modernity, dream and reality, humour and cynicism.

Cast
Ingrid García-Jonsson, Francesc Orella, Lola Dueñas, Luis Alberti, Fausto Alzati, Oliver Laxe and Hugo Catalán.

Director
Lluís Miñarro

Genres
Drama

Runtime
81 minutes

Language
Catalan, Spanish, English and French

Subtitles
English

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Berührt / Deeply moved

A little boy who’s destiny was to die during his birth deeply moved everyone who came in touch with him. His parents got to know this diagnosis four month before. In this autobiographical documentary they let us take part in their personal process. They interviewed their companions through this extraordinary piece of lifetime like friends, doctors, midwives, therapist and grief counsellor. The mother’s loving poems are accompanied by the father’s expressive images of nature which let us feel pregnancy in every fruit we see. DEEPLY MOVED celebrates life in contemplation of death.

Cast:
Timon, Beatrice von Moreau, George Inci, Harald Homberger, Barbara Hübner, Dr. Dagmar Kölbel, Daniela Zahl, Julia Müller-Eidtner, Contance Frötschner, Dr. Jutta Pliefke, Romy Möllerhenn, Angela Fournes, Lena, Rainer Bartesch, Katrin, Birgit Würz, Daniel Montoya, Yvette Ihlow-Gaedicke

Director: George Inci
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 2:20:51
Language: German
Subtitle: English

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Eerie Fairy Tales

An anthology of bizarre, fantastic and spooky tales from the past, present and future, dealing with curses, witches, perfect crime and unexplained mysteries.
Cast: Lisette Pomerants, Kadri Rämmeld, Jekaterina Novosjolova, Merle Palmiste, Ott Salla, Mart Sander.
Director: Mart Sander
Genre: Fantasy / Horror
Runtime: 93 min
Languages: Estonian, English, Russian
Subtitles: English, Russian

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Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary the Movie follows a woman “anonymous” through a 30-day, residential drug and trauma rehab program at the Sanctuary Sedona to help her recovery from PTSD. The Sanctuary at Sedona combines leading-edge science from western medicine with ancient wisdom and healing modalities to help clients recover from their traumas and addictions.

Cast: Dean Taraborelli Kelley Alexander
Director: Anonymous
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 25 min
Language: English

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A Winter’s Grave

A Winter’s Grave is a short film by Australian writer/director Joel Stephen Birnie. It is an experimental manifestation of the director’s narrative poem titled ‘The Winter Moon’. The film itself exists in a type of limbo, nestled somewhere between silence and whispers, realism and dreamscape. It presents not only a narrative centred around ‘psychography’ (automatic/spirit writing), it also (somewhat controversially) utilised a psychographic methodology in its very production. A collaboration with the director’s mother (in her first film appearance), who herself hails from a long and documented lineage of spiritualists reaching back at least 150 years, A Winter’s Grave pays homage to a revered familial culture.

Cast: Lee Miena Skye

Director: Joel Stephen Birnie

Genres: Gothic, Experimental, Spiritual, Possession, Seance, Vintage

Language: English

Subtitles: English

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As Above So Below

Astrology has historically played a major part in different cultures around the world, but has experienced suppression in modern history. As Above So Below, is a curated journey into the depth of astrology, that seeks to highlight & broaden audiences horizons to the types, uses and main structure of astrology. It is not meant to contest its validity; it is simply posing a statement for a better understanding to the intricacies of this ancient divination tool.

Cast: Gary Kidgel, Samantha Chin, Valentine Giambattista

Director: Kinda Kurdi
Genre: Documentary Short
Runtime: 21 min

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EMET

Hanka Cerny is a hard to impress, famous book editor in Prague. One day, she receives a strange manuscript with it’s final page missing. Obsessed, she leaves on a quest to find the author and learn how the story ends.

Cast: Marie Kudrnova, Pavel Caldr

Director : Louis St-Pierre

Genre : fantasy
Runtime : 6:54

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The Hidden Great Pyramid that Heals

The most important archeological discovery of our times. The Oldest and Biggest Pyramid of the Planet is in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in Visoko ex-Yugoslavia, Europe. The Pyramids of Bosnia are Active Healing Machines. Interviews with Dr. Sam Semir Osmanagich (Author, researcher and discoverer of the Pyramids of Bosnia), Dr. Konstantin Korotkov (Phd Professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at St. Petersbourg University), Judy Satori (Energy Healer, Author, Spiritual Teacher, Multidimensional Galactic Translator), Ken Rohla (Natural Health Educator, Inventor), Dr. Valery Uvarov (Head of UFO Research Dep, Paleosciences and Paleotechnology of the National Security Academy of Russia), Sasa Nadfej (Researcher of Pyramids and Megalithic Structures) and Eng. Goran Marjanovic (Expert in Nickola Tesla’s Scalar Waves). What Are You Waiting for? This Documentary Could Change Your Life!

Director: Misha Tognola
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Language: English

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