I’m Not Gay
Director – Martin Chichovski
Duration – 4:00
A comedic short film about two guys refusing to confess their sexual attraction towards each other.
Rescuing Our Reefs
Director – Jessica Bukowski
Duration – 4:16
Coral reefs are essential to the ocean’s health, and they are quickly dying. Luckily, coral farming gives reefs a chance to recover. However, we must take action against the underlying issue of Climate Change if we truly want to preserve these underwater ecosystems.
Baofahu (The Evicted Millionaires)
Director – Yufei Xiao
Duration – 4:25
The story unfolds around a young man, A, who lives and owns a firework store in the urban village. Due to forced eviction, he has to leave the urban village for good—compensation offered by the government—or bad—the uncertainty of his job and living. Through long-term internal struggle, he decides to set off all the unsalable fireworks, which allows him to destroy his livelihood before the police do so. However, this process seems different from the perspective of a student, a customer of A. When A is struggling in pain and confusion, the student envies that he can “reap without sowing” and pleasantly enjoys a daylight firework show.
Director – Lauryn Johnson
Duration – 5:51
A short horror film that examines fears both supernatural and realistic.
Director – Chen Liangyu
Duration – 3:09
The difference between men and women creates the most difficult battlefield in the world.
Magical kitchen appliances try to do a little magic to fight for peaceful and sweet life.
Director – Yoko Chen
Duration – 7:56
Every little one of us who live in a big city are draining by the stress that comes from the unknown future. We tried and failed, tried and failed, once and once again. There is always a moment when the huge hand of desperation pushes us to the edge. But please, give yourself a chance to breathe deeply, and hold the faith that the Sun will always come out again from the eclipse. The story is about a poor but cocky young painter who meets the failure of his career, relationship, and life. He is not able to live under tremendous pressure and decides to kill himself by jumping into the river, but the accidental show-up of a homeless kid saves his life and gives him a chance to reflect on his life.
Camina Conmigo (Walk Beside Me)
Duration – 3:39
When we are born, we are labelled and separated. But if we walk together, it will be easier to choose our own path.
Director – Ava Bounds
Duration – 2:50
A special girl, a cigar box, a dead bird. Today Thea adds a new player to her collection.
I’m Calling Your Father
Director – Leon Ristov
Duration – 12:00
When 16-years-old Damjan gets jumped by neighborhood hooligans, his hardheaded mother comes up with a plan to protect him.
Partly a satire on privilege, and part family melodrama, “I’m Calling Your Father” tackles gender roles and intergenerational violence in the developing North Macedonia.
What the rain hides?
Director – Sergej Sarchevski
Duration – 5:43
The inner turmoil of an international student’s first day abroad.
Through the lens of desire
Director – Roze Simonovska
Duration – 21:00
As youngsters, we are all full of questions… Well, at least most of us are. We are trying to find our life path and discover ourselves. So, this girl is also trying to fight and crystalize all that’s been bothering her. Still, the two stories of the two actors who have engraved their destiny on “the stage that’s worth a life” are constantly haunting her.