IBFF2020 Official Selection
1\When This Is Over
When this is over, may we find that we have become more like the people we wanted to be, were called to be, we hoped to be. And may we stay that way, appreciating one another, traveling further and knowing we can withstand the worst of storms. Because sometimes, in the blink of an eye, you can lose sight of everything that matters most to you ✨
2\Why Oh Why Can't I Touch The Sky
Cora the starfish lives under the sea and wonders why she isn’t a star in the sky.
3\The Gesture and The Word
A lonely postman (Gilbert) secretly recreates postcards for a woman (Aurore) on his postal route when her boyfriend's homemade postcards stop arriving from his travels around the world. With the help of his friend Mr. Rostalle, (Paul Dooley) a blind widower and retired literary professor/poet, Gilbert (James Michael Tyler) learns to open himself up to the prospect of love, and in the process of trying to bring someone else happiness, discovers it for himself.
4\H O P E ?
6 people are fighting feelings of hope in a time when they believe to be alone. To keep themselves sane, each of them start a video-vlog in which they are presumed to speak to a long lost friend. During this time they find themselves with feelings of hope that could either bring them joy or pain. This raw and honest story explores how humans need others close to them and puts into perspective how vulnerable we are without those we love around us.
Josh a young design graduate working in a dead end job has a chance meeting with his idol, a famous design magazine editor who offers him a rare and prestigious internship. However, he must convince a family to who internships mean an extra financial burden, and in an industry in which their culture has never really been well represented; that it’s a chance worth taking.
6\Something To Tell You
Emily didn't expect the perfect proposal from her boyfriend, but she didn't expect it to be on the wrong day, the wrong time and from the wrong guy!
A story of love, perseverance and never giving up after Riona suffered a spinal stroke which left her paralysed, she met ex international rugby player Keith mason who helped her walk again.
8\Where are you going
Marwan, an old man who has lost his house 8 years ago, decided to live his live in his van; the only thing left for him from all his previous belongings. He also decided to take the benefit from it and use it to drive people around . In this film, we will do a journey within his daily life. Whether when he meets people with different character, we also get to know more about his story background
9\I Ran Away
This is a story of a Russian woman, who, not believing that she will find understanding and support in her own country, flees to Britain. She believes that in London she will be able to move on with her destiny and career, achieve respect, because here, in her opinion, British society respect women. She accidentally meets a British born Indian guy who becomes her best friend; they have a common love for classical music and Poetry. The story develops into true and passionate love with a unique tension and allure. Apparently, there are many obstacles. So, it turns in to an impossible love story that develops unwittingly to finally overcome all obstacles. The cliché “Love Conquers All” proves to be true and the blossoming of a sublime love affair proves the cliché to be veritable. But the problems for the two lovers have only begun. The Russian woman who has fled to London is still married to a Russian Mafiosi type oligarch who will stop at nothing to punish his unfaithful wife. On the other side, the Indian original traditions put pressure on the hero to marry only his mother’s choice. The other complication is a teenage son who studies in a UK school and who is now under the custody of his mother. The story unfolds in a series of episodes with locations in both Russia and the United Kingdom encompassing dramatic conflict and perilous action.
#GHOSTING is a film about two best friends that fall out and one of them becomes the bully and the other is on the receiving end.
Family Matters is a short film based on a true story, about the struggle of Angela as she battle's through the harassment of her partners drug addiction and the effects it has on their daughter; Lucy and their future.
Contemporary Shanghai, summer. Xia Qing, a boy who has been wearing Cochlear Implants due to hearing impairment, has a deep love for dancing. He gains so much joy just from copying Martha Graham’s hand gestures in a dance magazine. A kid with a precocious nature, he sometimes paints his pinky nail red just for that glimpse of beauty. Yet all these passionate pursuits are misunderstood and questioned by his single, deaf mother. Given the opportunity to audition for his favorite dance company once in a blue moon, he has no choice but to return to his body--He seeks his mother’s approval and longs to overcome this obscure self-identity crisis, through the silent language on his fingertips.
13\DRIVEN - Wolk Morais
Wolk Morais’ film "DRIVEN" connects L.A’s various neighborhoods, peoples and landscapes through a driving tour of the city. The kinetic piece celebrates the unbreakable spirit of The City of Angels in this unprecedented moment of change.
14\The Midnight Trip
Driving through the desert at night-time to go to a business meeting, a man gets a phone message from his sister, who complains about his absence at his own father’s funeral. A wolf on the road forces him to pull over and in the trunk he accidently finds his dead father’s lost coat. He seeks refuge in a lonely gas station where a mysterious woman sends him on a mental trip that ends in an emotional reacquaintance between father and son. At dawn the man ignores a call from his boss, and, wearing his father’s coat, he leaves together with the wolf.
An inexperienced young man stops a woman from committing suicide and she confides in him, transferring her suicidal impulses to him.
16\Together we are Brixen
A unique and engaging tourism film to promote the beautiful city of Brixen in the South Tyrolean Alps. A hiker who asks a local gentleman for directions – is greeted with stories of Brixen’s charms and picturesque visuals of all it has to offer.
"Dancing Moon" is an invite to experience the ultimate and mysteriousness power that music can bring out of us. Let this power possess you. For one night only come and experience what it is like to abandon yourself to music and let it take you to another place you've never been before "Dancing Moon".
He's pretty sure his parents are responsible for his miserable existence when they named him 'Donovan'. If only he was a 'Peter' or an 'Andrew'; everything would be different. Being locked inside during a COVID-19 pandemic hasn't improved his state of mind. Watch him in this intimate short as he opens up about his name, life and "bizarre list of extremely rare allergies".
The bond between a coach and runner is put under pressure by a declaration of love, in this sweet comedy set in the Somerset countryside.
When Gelsomina inherits her Grandma's shoe collection her life spins wildly out of control. Narrated by a wide-eyed imp, 'Grandma's Footsteps' is the uncanny tale of a woman tormented by stomping, clomping, terrifying shoes.
The purpose of this award winning record was to reunite the forgotten ones, as Leyton felt it was overlooked for a very long time regarding people with special needs all around the world. The society norm created that box to divide other than unite souls with dis- advantages. It is more than just the music when it comes to Leyton's craft as he believes there is a song to be apprehended for everyone. Reinventing a new substance for the world through love and self devotion.
22\The Ball of Light
When an old school bloke goes to his first ever yoga class the results are anything but enlightening.
With a tragic ordeal he would rather forget, Michael revisits the day that changed his life forever; all whilst facing one of the most challenging decisions he has ever made…a decision that he hopes will bring closure to his past, and comfort to his future.
A zealous pizza delivery boy waits for an unseeable customer with hidden intentions.
The great Arethra Franklin once said, "music is transporting for sure." A record player proves just that as it's music acts as a portal to various spaces and places in Los Angeles, CA.
A demonstration of how foreshadowing can be a powerful narrative tool, while flatulence can be a powerful life-saving tool.
27\From The Heart -Carreira 3
Boy meets girl likes her vibe and they start hanging out!
28\The Heavy Burden
Taking refuge with his uncle in Turkey after the war, a young Kurd from Syria return to his country to bring back his young donkey to replace his uncle's old donkey recently "retired" by the municipality.
In a gym, a young man must fight his best friend in a boxing match for the attention of the friend’s beautiful girlfriend. But what are they really fighting for?
30\In a Lil Pickle
In post-apocalyptic suburbia, insanity breeds salvation as one man battles starvation.