BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE SHORT

International narrative short films made in 2011/2012 compete for this award. There  films in this catefgory are – Along The Road from Sweden, Boxes from Israel, Cold Star from Germany, Fuckbuddies from Spain, Green Line from Canada, Half from USA, The Keys from Argentina, The Lesson from Japan, Nice Shirt from USA, No Clothes from USA/ Brazil, Through The Window from Israel, Wild Imaginings from Australia and Your Warmth from Israel

ALONG THE ROAD (Längs Vägen)

8 mins, Sweden

Dir: Jerry Carlsson, Anette Gunnarsson

Two truck drivers have a secret relationship. They meet up at a rest area along the road, but both of them are longing for something more. They struggle to keep their relationship invisible to others, but can they keep it from falling apart?

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

 

BOXES (Kufasot) 

21 mins, Israel

Dir: Doron Alon, Alex Korin

A brother and sister return to the Kibbutz where they grew up in order to bury their aunt – the last remaining member of the family there. Post funeral, they set to blackmail the Kibbutz”s secretary, a closeted gay man, in an attempt to receive money that they think was taken from their family by the Kibbutz. But, to what results?

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 10.00pm as part of ‘Crossed Paths’ package

COLD STAR

7 mins, Germany

Dir: Kai Stänicke

A man experiences new desires while watching another man at a swimming pool. Forced up the diving platform by a rowdy gang, he receives help from an unexpected source.

Screening: Cinemax May 24th 10.00pm as part of ‘We The Queers’ package

FUCKBUDDIES

6 mins, Spain

Dir: Juanma Carrillo

On the outskirts of a city, two office-goers meet during lunchtime to have a quickie in the car. But in their haste to finish, they stumble upon each others’ secrets, only to realize that both are loners.

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

GREEN LINE

5 mins, Canada

Dir: Germain Collinge Ménard

In the Montreal metro, two young men exchange furtive glances. They chase and hide from each other”s gaze until, simply through glances; they converse and connect.

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

HALF

6 mins, USA

Dir: Alex Bohs

A chance encounter leaves two unsuspecting individuals to wonder if in fact one”s “other half” truly does exist and if so, how many chances does one get to meet the ‘other half’?

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

THE KEYS (Las Llaves)

10 mins, Argentina

Dir: Lucas Santa Ana

Separated a few months ago from Pedro, Matías invites Lucho to his house. But what seems to start perfectly, turns awry when Matías’ past resurfaces as ‘the key’ to the future!

Screening: Cinemax May 26th 8.30pm as part of ‘Hooked On You’ package

THE LESSON

15 mins, Japan

Dir: Paul Metz, David Chester

When an English-challenged Japanese businessman seeks guidance about affairs of the heart, his romantically jaded tutor must teach him the words she never learned to say herself. She now realizes that words do have the power to change the course of a person’s life.

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

NICE SHIRT

Dir: Erik Gernand

The local t-shirt company gets a run for its money when the lovers’ quarrel escalates into a war of words.literally. But, who will have the final say?

Screening: Cinemax May 24th 8.30pm as part of ‘Girl Shorts’ package

NO CLOTHES

10 mins, USA, Brazil

 

Dir: Hugo Kenzo

What begins as a romantic fling becomes a chase in the streets of New York, after Joseph, whom Alan has just met at a Laundromat, leaves Alan with ‘no clothes’. Alan must find a way to get equal with him.

Screening: Cinemax May 26th 8.30pm as part of ‘Hooked On You’ package

THROUGH THE WINDOW (Me”Ever La”Chalon)

12 min, ISRAEL           

Dir: Chen Shumowitz

Yoni and Shira are seen kissing through the window of the family home, by Yoni”s mother. How will Yoni deal with it?

Screening: Cinemax May 24th 8.30pm as part of ‘Girl Shorts’ package

 

WILD IMAGININGS

10 mins, Australia

Dir: Daniel Monks

A teenage guy fantasizes about a beautiful girl, but soon his thoughts stray, and he is forced to come face to face with his greatest fear… and himself.

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 5.00pm as part of ‘Urban Longings’ package

YOUR WARMTH (Chom Gufcha)

14 mins, Israel

Dir: Zvi Landsman

Jonathan”s thirst for love brings him to the park for the first time. He just wants to be held. Will the park offer him that? And, what will it take in return?

Screening: Cinemax May 25th 10.00pm as part of ‘Crossed Paths’ package

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