FLASH FICTION (Shorts)
Five brand new short films for young audiences.
1) GIVE IT BACK Dir: Ruchama Ehrenhalt; Israel.
Olivia has just moved to Israel from New York. Throughout her first day of school in the 6th grade she tries to survive, navigating her way through her new surroundings and meeting new peers, unsure where she will end up at the end of the day.
2) BLUE AND MALONE: IMPOSSIBLE CASES Dir: Abraham Lopez; Spain.
On the eve of its demolition, Berta visits the old theatre where her grandmother used to work. She finds out that it’s not completely abandoned. Mortando Malone and Big Blue Cat, her old imaginary friends, are there to help her solve an impossible case: to recapture her capacity to dream.
3) AFRAID Dir: Daniele Suraci; Italy.
In a small village in southern Calabria, Saro, a 10 year, is struggling to overcome his fears, as well as waiting for a “lost” grief-stricken father to come back.
4) OMÉ Dir: Wassim Geagea; Lebanon & Qatar.
Following the death of his mother, 9-year-old Elias goes to extreme lengths to naively bring her back from heaven all while defying his faith.
5) FORGET ME NOT Dir: Nicholas Goulden; UK.
Alone and invisible to the world, a homeless man and a ghost of a young girl discover they are each other’s only hope of finding peace.
Age Recommendation: 12+ (Moderate Language and Mild Threat).