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The Pierhead Building - Friday October 19th

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Balance - Islamic Republic of Iran (Slot A 10am -12pm)

Animation - Director, Barzan Rostami

Thursday, October 18, 2018

It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace.

Framed - Italy (Slot A 10am -12pm)

Animation - Director, Marco Jemolo

Thursday, October 18, 2018

FRAMED is a noir animated short-film, which explores the sensitive subject of alienation in society.

H0_pe 02 - Italy (Slot A 10am -12pm)

Animation - Directors, Francesco Bruno Sorrentino and Antonio Genovese

Thursday, October 18, 2018

H0_Pe is a robot who lives alone on a tiny planet somewhere in the space. His job is to regain materials. After hundreds of years of a lonely life, he starts to create objects "to live better". He will be able to built the first intelligent robot (H0_pe 01) to overcome loneliness. But, on his planet, this kind of activity is forbidden by law. In fact the H0_Pe's life is spied by the Headquarters situated on a close planet. The Headquarters discovers his secret and, through the use of signs, it warns him to stop his illegal activity. At the end of the story, H0_Pe will be forced to reveal a great and hidden secret.

William Tell - The Story for Children - Hungary (Slot A 10am -12pm)

Animation - Director, Monika Vass

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The traditional William Tell story in an easy to understand, colourful representation for children.


Susan - United Kingdom (Slot B 12.15pm - 4.30pm)

F Rated *World Premier - Director, Mahmoud Shoolizadeh

Thursday, October 18, 2018

"SUSAN" is a world premiere film. 
A story of Love and War, basically about a lady name Susan who lives in London, England with her family. She loses her husband in Afghanistan war. She suffers but she faces lots of challenges in her life, though she tries hard to keep this kindness and love, even in the very difficult situation she is facing. While she is alone, full of pain and misery, one unexpected moment happens and this is just the beginning ! "

Marie-Madeleine: A Female Chief - Cameroon (Slot B 12.15pm - 4.30pm)

Documentary (Exhibition) - Director, Florence Ayisi

Thursday, October 18, 2018

A woman is to be enthroned as chief in Nkol Ngock I, a small village in Cameroon. This is a rare occurrence in most African societies where the position of chief is customarily handed down from father to son. This documentary presents a rare glimpse into a community undergoing change. Social attitudes towards gender equality are changing, as men openly acknowledge and speak about the importance of women in development. One man says "women are doing more to encourage development than men. I believe a female chief will bring new things." 
Even though some villagers consider Marie-Madeleine a 'stranger' because she lives in the capital city of Yaoundé, she is determined to learn about her culture and integrate into village life. 
As Marie-Madeleine beats the real African drum on her enthronement day, the gentle sounds signal a break with tradition. It is the dawn of a new era in the village of Nkol Ngock I; a Woman will be their traditional leader. Residents are optimistic that she will bring much needed development to the village. 

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