iShorts: Short Genre Films
A selection of short films by iShorts will bear the mark of unique encounters. You will witness a fusion of usually non-compatible genres – get ready for sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comedy – as well as events where past meets the future, technological innovations meet ancient myths, and everyday routine meets fantastic adventures. We are looking forward to see you, film fans, at the first iShorts programme of this year. Featured film synopsys below.
Iran, director Farnoosh Abedi, 2022, 9 min, animation
In the land occupied with the sprayers army, no one has the right to grow any kind of plants either in public or private. So many of the people and soldiers do not even know how dose a plant grows or look like, until one day one of the soldiers finds a seed buried deep down in the dust and his curiosity is just the beginning of something extraordinary, something big, something revolutionary.
Great Britain, director Russ Etheridge, 2020, 10 min, animation
Mel secretly watches her crush from across the factory floor. The moon disappears. Things start to fall apart. With the world breaking into pieces like a giant jigsaw puzzle and her crush’s life in danger, our heroine struggles to hold herself together. How will she solve this moon mystery? Time to go out on a limb and take matter into her own hands.
USA, director Stephen Hancock, 2020, 35 min, live Action
A secret NGO investigates the home of an esoteric cult on suspicion that they are more than meets the eye
Australia, directors Joel Best, Alex Jeremy a Alex Karonis, 2016, 7 min, animation
In the center of a freezing, misty lake, a struggling writer’s solitary fishing trip is disrupted by a strange creature from the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
USA, directors Lexie Findarle Trivundza, Nick Trivundza, 2022, 7 min, animation
Hunting for blackholes is a dangerous business. Adventurers, Explorers and anyone trying to find their fortune, will kill, and face danger in BackSpace to find one. Hunter and Mono track down a lost pod that may lead to a blackhole.
THE ROCK OF AGES
France / Iceland, director Eron Sheean, 2021, 16 min, live action
Fleeing his enemies, a soldier encounters a talking rock which promises to grant his deepest desire.
THE VOICE IN THE HOLLOW
USA, director Miguel Ortega, 2022, 10 min, animation
Two sisters are trying to proof themselves, until one of them hears a voice in the hollow.
USA, director Danil Krivoruchko, 2020, 5 min, animation
While a cryo capsule resurrects the body of a survived crew member on his long way back to Earth, his wakening mind unwinds memories of the first contact mission.