FILMS

WEDNESDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2022

ALL FILMS AVAILABLE FROM THE 6TH (23:59) TO THE 7TH (23:59)

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Flamboyant
Runtime: 5:31 min
Country: Israel
Director: Aviv Kegen
Nominated: Music Video
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A music video shot entirely from a drone in Iceland, following the cave lady on her quest to God's beach, while she goes through vast alien worlds, all by herself.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: ALBACORE
Runtime: 13:53 min
Country: United States
Director: Nick Everhart
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
Iris Madison is a woman who has it all: a Hollywood house, a handsome husband, a thriving acting career. But she feels empty, lost, and longing for meaning. Something deeper is calling to her...

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Do you have a wish?
Runtime: 14:39 min
Country: Russian Federation
Director: Olga Mikhaleva
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: One day, a little girl missed her daddy a lot. She can't wait any longer and goes to meet him.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: SymBionic
Runtime: 6:02 min
Country: United States
Director: Jack Tenbusch
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A Songbird who is forced to flee her deforested home accidentally clips her wing on a robotic facility antenna, plummeting into an underground scrap bin. Her collision caused an error within the facility: an obsolete robot is activated. Seeing the mistake, the facility’s Master AI dumps the obsolete robot into the scrap bin, where he and the injured Songbird meet. After the robot interprets her solemn song as a wish to fly free again, the two form an unlikely symbiotic relationship.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Old Friends and Other Days
Runtime: 35:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Cameron Menzies
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
The viewer is instantly plunged into an atmospheric, decaying, beautiful world where ambiguity reigns supreme and the stream of consciousness is governed by the world of song. Is it a sanctuary to enrich your senses or could it be purgatory? Our four muses take us through these fleeting moments of reflection, discipline, loneliness and joy where they tempt and entice us to remember what has gone before. What happens once everyone’s cases are packed? Does it all just go back to the beginning again?

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Alledoags
Runtime: 1:51 min
Country: Netherlands
Director: Moze Mertens
Nominated: Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
The word 'Alledoags' comes from the Gronings Dialect from the Netherlands, which means mundane or ordinary but not in a negative connotation. "Alledoags" emphasizes the beauty of a routine and how PTSD can be a part of you through out your whole life, no matter what age.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Breakdown at 238 Hypatia
Runtime: 19:07 min
Country: United States
Director: Andrew Bugenis
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
A squadron of fighters in a civil war between Earth and Mars set out on a supposedly routine mission that will test their skills and comraderie to the breaking point.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Where Luna Lives
Runtime: 01:25:29 min
Country: Belarus
Director: Aliaksandra Markava
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
While a real Armageddon is going on around, one large family are simply doing their best to survive. At first, the idea of starting an animal shelter in their own house seems to the film characters to be good and profitable. But the number of pets is growing rapidly, the mother of the family is pregnant with a fourth child, and the father is tired of finishing the house. The obstinate horse Luna spices things up. For all four seasons, the camera is watching the life of the film characters and their pets. It is never quiet and boring in this family.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Black Flag
Runtime: 13:46 min
Country: Israel
Director: Dor Ohayon
Nominated: International Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
After dropping out of college and losing his job, Tom’s relationship with Shahar is all he got. When she leaves him for Ron, an old friend, Tom gradually becomes obsessed with the two. Ron states that Shahar’s gone, but Tom bursts into his house to find her, just to face the grim truth.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Girl From Gaza
Runtime: 20:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Nicolas Aujula
Nominated: Documentary Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: 
For over a decade the ongoing conflict in Palestine has wrought havoc on Mariam’s life, who with her mother Bara'ah in Gaza is constantly 'fighting for her future against Israeli occupation, bombs and patriarchal rules' while feeling like life is spiralling out of control. Despite living in an open air prison, Mariam finds focus through Taekwondo and education. Many girls in Gaza get the opportunity to study abroad yet the majority never make it out - will Mariam's dream of a scholarship be her ticket to freedom?

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The night clubbers

Runtime: 15:55 min

Country: United States

Director: Matthew James Thomas

Nominated: International Short Film

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: After getting laughed out of the PGA for choking on the green, a golf prodigy is forced to compete in his hometown mini-golf competitions for money... but when he shows up expecting an easy victory, he soon discovers that the "losers" he once stepped on are now the ones running the scene.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Cosmic Storm

Runtime: 3:41 min
Country: United States
Director: Tane McClure, Sandra Stenzel
Nominated: Music Video 
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)
Synopsis: Music Video starring Nisha Catron. Produced by Tane McClure and Sandy Stenzel. Original Sonjg by Nisha Catron and Josquin Des Pres

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Las Posadas

Runtime: 3:49 min

Country: United States

Director: Patricia Vonne

Nominated: Music video

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: 9 day Mexican Christmas tradition based on the Nativity story of Mary and Joseph's intrepid trek from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search for a safe place to stay for the birth of baby Jesus.

Official Selection - Love & Hope International Film Festival - Barcelona (L'HIFF) SEPTEMBER 6 - 10, 2022

Barcelona, Spain

Title: June

Runtime: 14:54 min

Country: New Zealand

Director: Dwayne Cameron

Nominated: International Short Film

Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: June is a story about the fragility of life; the primal forces that drive and control us and the mystery of hope and new beginnings. Willow and David receive a serious diagnosis from their doctor and attempt to deal with the mundane as their world disintegrates in the following 24 hours. This one day in June for the couple holds raw despair, unleashing carnal natures but a transcendent occurrence offers them the hope of new life.