LGTBQI - drama
Switzerland / France
Theo’s life, a young docker languishing in his native port, flows at the monotonous rhythm of cargo ships passing by. Through his encounter with Giuseppe, a disillusioned sailor ashore for a while, Theo will gather the courage to face the waves to escape his dull existence by trying to get into Giuseppe’s gruff crew.
Jury Award – Festival Courts d’un soir, Montréal
Young Jury Award – Mecal Pro 2020, 22nd Barcelona International Short/Animation Film Festival
3rd Prize film school award – Schweizer Jugendfilmtage
3rd Prize – Schweizer Jungfilmfestival Luzern : Upcoming Filmmakers – Switzerland
A principal and teacher conspire to protect their students from an invisible predator lurking inside their school. Based on a true story.
2020 CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Facing twilight years of loneliness and isolation, Hilda (Joan Collins) whilst clearing out her deceased husband’s belongings, unearths a long-buried secret. The find forces her to confront her past and break free from her solitude with an attempt to live the life that she always denied herself…
LA Shorts (won BEST ACTRESS)
Manchester Film Festival (BEST SHORT FILM)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival
London Short Film Festival
New Port Beach Film Festival
Long listed for a BAFTA
An Asian-American high school football player confronts his deepest fears after an
encounter with a mysterious figure.
72nd Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation
(Queer Palm Nominee)
Best Score – Brooklyn Horror Film Festival
Spokane International Film Festival
Toronto Inside Out
Vancouver Queer Film Festival
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
…and many more
A portrait of one night’s intimacy between two men that just met. Their physical connection is immediate and they get carried away and have unsafe sex. Once the sexual tension has been released they’re having an intimate conversation, about gay men sexual roles, about preferences and self-image, about manhood.
As morning approaches, their moment is nearing its end and one’s need for reciprocity may question the other’s ability to love.
71st Cannes Film Festival – Cinéfondation Official Selection (France, May 2018)
34th Haifa film Festival – Official Selection (Haifa, Israel, September 2018)
24th Athens International Film Festival (Athens, Greece, September 2018)
41st Denver Film Festival – Official Selection (Denver, Colorado, USA, November 2018)
24th Chéries-Chéris Film Festival du Film LGBTQI de Paris – Sélection Officielle (Paris, France, November 2018)
23rd Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS – Official Selection (Riga, Latvia, November 2018)
5th Rajasthan International Film Festival – Official Selection (Jaipur, India, January 2019)
Pendance Film Festival – Official Selection (Toronto, Canada, February 2019)
Queer Screen’s 26th Mardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney, Australia, February 2019)
Brussels Short Film Festival (Special Jury Mention)
In the short film SOAP, we accompany the Flemish retirees Gerben and Louise during a weekend getaway in Amsterdam. Their stay at Hotel Aphrodite initially seems solely about muddling through tourist masses and joint silent meals. But when Louise discovers the Aphrodite hotel soap, the weekend takes an unexpected and magical twist.
Every night, Bob is transfixed by the vision of a woman dancing outside his window; every morning, he struggles to make sense of it. The line between a leap (of faith) and a pas de deux grows increasingly fine as the dance beckons.
Selected for TIFF 2016
Selected for Aspen 2017
Drama / Thriller
The ordinary life of a Boston bred baggage handler is turned upside down when he steals a suitcase that contains terrorist plans. Inspired by true events on 9/II.
Starring Mojean Aria, Joseph Reitman and Charley Rossman.
Awards & Recognitions
*BAFTA Shortlist 2017 BAFTA Student Film Awards – Live Action
*WINNER Best Drama USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017
*WINNER Audience Award Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016
Film Festivals & Screenings
*13th HollyShorts Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*21st LA Shorts International Film Festival 2017, USA
*6th Long Beach International Film Festival 2017, USA
*35th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017 – The Moments that Define Us (Competition), USA
*Tribeca Film Festival 2017 – Shorts: Disconnected (Competition), USA – World Premiere
*USC School of Cinematic Arts First Look Film Festival 2017 (Competition), USA
*Screening at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Moebius Showcase 2016 (Competition), USA
Croatia / Slovenia / Sweden
After fleeing her violent father, 13-year-old Julija seeks comfort in her kindergarten friend Ana, who still lives on the island. But during a diving expedition, Ana only has eyes for her boyfriend. Feeling that she is increasingly being pushed away, Julija desperately struggles to gain recognition and attention. As her loneliness grows, her buried pain comes to the surface and confrontation becomes inevitable.
2017 Berlinale – Special Jury Mention
2017 Aspen Shortsfest
2017 Leeds International Film Festival
2017 Stockholm Film Festival
2017 CinEast Festival – CinEast Audience Award
2017 Chicago International Children’s Film Festiva – 1st Prize
2017 Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs
2018 Premiers Plans D’Angers
2018 Trieste Film Festival
A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver. Inspired by true events and with
actress Jane Birkin in the leading role.
2016 Locarno World Premiere.
LGBTQ - drama
USA / Switzerland
When thirteen-year-old Raúl is asked to entertain the local landowner’s son, a game of power and pride starts between the two boys.
Private chauffeur Robert picks up a boy from a schoolyard. They spend the day together within the safe environment of the car and share a moment of being together that unfortunately is not obviously.
SELECTED FOR CLERMONT-FERRAND 2014
The life of blind Mara seems to be completely under control. She even managed to turn her handicap into an advantage. Until she falls in love with Jonah. Her view on the world loses balance. Non-blinds always say that love is blind, but is that equivalent for a blind person?
After been bitten by a reef shark, 10 year old Sam struggles to return to the pool and swim as before the attack. His family endeavours to support him in overcoming his trauma, while a bully living in the neighbourhood harasses him about his scar. The only solution for Sam is to return to the ocean to fight his biggest fear for the very last time.
Set on a rural island of the south coast England, We Once Were Tide tells the story of Anthony and Kyle, and their last night together as Kyle moves away leaving Anthony to look after his dependent mother.
A young man and a young woman spot each other on the tube late at night. They make eye contact and flirt but never speak. What was innocent, flirtatious eye contact on the train turns sinister as the man begins to follow the woman. It looks like he’s stalking her until he crosses the road to turn down a side street. Then she begins to follow him…
LGBTQ - Drama
Denni is a tunnel-maker and Einar is a farmer, and both practise the sport of Icelandic wrestling, which allows them to escape their daily routine and to express their true selves.
Honorary Mention in Locarno Film Festival 2007
Honorary Mention in Nordisk Panorama 2007
The Icelandic Academy Award “Eddan” – Best Short 2007
Third prize in short film competition in Alcine Film Festival 2007
Best European Short in Brest European Short Film Festival 2007
A promising high school kid is unjustly sent to the notorious youth prison of Iceland where he faces increasingly severe abuses from the head guard who is determined to brake his spirit.
The eleven-year-old Elin, who is convinced that she is able to fly, as long as she observes the ten rules. On the basis of these rules, the film shows how she tries to escape herself and reality, where she is considered an outsider.