L'HIFF MARCH 8 - 13 2021  ***  MOVIES SELECTED AND NOMINATIONS ***

On a regular basis, we will be adding the names of the selected films.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Tremors: Making Perfection
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Matthew Snead
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best International Short Film + Best Director (Matthew Snead)
Competition: March 13, 2021 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In 1989, Universal Pictures greenlit a low budget monster movie.
With a tiny budget, an untested director and rubber monsters.
And shot outdoors in the freezing winds and baking sun of the desert. IT TANKED. That movie was called Tremors.

30 years later Universal have released the 7th movie in its franchise. WHY?

TREMORS: MAKING PERFECTION explores the production, reception and enduring cult appeal of Tremors.

We revisit the breath-taking locations for Tremors at the foot of Mount Whitney, California and lift the lid on the torturous production process, it’s dismal success at the box office and how through changing technology, and with a killer script at its core, it miraculously found its devoted and obsessive audience.

With new and exclusive interviews with Kevin Bacon, Michael Gross and all the key creators technicians and execs involved in its production we uncover what the film ultimately means to the ‘Tremors family’, some 30 years later.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Kiss the Ground
Runtime: 01:25:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best International Feature Film + Best Director (Josh Tickell, Rebecca Tickell) + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13, 2021 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Kiss the Ground reveals that, by regenerating the world’s soils, we can completely and rapidly stabilize Earth’s climate, restore lost ecosystems and create abundant food supplies. Using compelling graphics and visuals, along with striking NASA and NOAA footage, the film artfully illustrates how, by drawing down atmospheric carbon, soil is the missing piece of the climate puzzle.
This movie is positioned to catalyze a movement to accomplish the impossible – to solve humanity’s greatest challenge, to balance the climate and secure our species future.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: THE FIXER
Runtime:  16:06 min
Country: USA
Director: Michael Schilf
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Michael Schilf) + Best Actor (Jesse C. Boyd)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: THE FIXER is a crime, action, drama about an extorted Mafia enforcer who must partner with the femme fatale hired gun who murdered his wife in order to save his daughter and liberate himself from a sadistic Los Angeles crime boss.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Roe v. Wade
Runtime:  01:46:32 min
Country: USA
Director: Nick Loeb, Cathy Allyn
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Director (Nick Loeb, Cathy Allyn) + Best Actor (Jon Voight) + Best Screenplay + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Dr. Mildred Jefferson square off in a national battle in this untold conspiracy that led to the most famous and controversial court case in history.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: TRAINS BOUND FOR THE SEA
Runtime:  01:18:23 min
Country: Republic of Korea - Spain - United Kingdom
Director: MANUEL ALVAREZ DIESTRO & HUGO OBREGON
Nominated: Best International Feature Film + Best Director (MANUEL ALVAREZ DIESTRO & HUGO OBREGON) + Best Actor (Chuku Modu) + Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Three different times and three different places. A study of a young man, Lee Fan Bao, through the vicissitudes of his grandfather in Seoul, his own in London and those of his boyfriend in Hong Kong. Trains Bound for the Sea aims to convey a sense of place, but also a sense of time, as we see its characters dwarfed by history. Love and loss, time and place, a sensual downplayed melodrama.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Escape
Runtime: 08:20 min
Country: Russia
Director: Liudmila Komrakova
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Liudmila Komrakova) + Best Music Video + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The patient in an insane asylum is given an injection to calm her down. She is left alone lying on the bed in a straitjacket overhelmed with her hallucinations and memories.
In the ward, another girl unexpectedly appears trying to bring the first one to consciousness.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Losing Grace
Runtime: 14:23 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Athena Mandis
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Athena Mandis) + Best Actress (Liz Farahadi) + Best Screenplay + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A mother forced to flee from her abusive partner with her daughter finds short-lived refuge, until she is unwittingly tracked down, with dire consequences.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Treachery of Love
Runtime: 06:23 min

Country: USA
Writer: June Ann D'Angelo
Nominated: Best Director (June Ann D'Angelo)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Having always craved more from the artistic and conceptual angles of erotic filmmaking, I knew that I wanted to break the mold and make an experimental piece that lives without a classic storytelling arc. An art film that just exists and breathes and whispers to your libido.

Inspired by Magritte’s "The Treachery of Images", I non-verbally argue that the one-sided representation of sex in media, whether through sensationalized click bait disguised as journalism or the male-dominated pornographic vision, strips sex to an act that nullifies its complexities and emotions. Created with absolutely no budget, this piece proves that there is a place for sex in art.

Warning: S – The Following Contains Nudity; This Short  Film is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: PISCINISMO (Pisscynism)
Country: Spain
Writer: Patricil Complex
Nominated: Best Short Script
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A cynical gym manager, obsessed with the idea that someone is peeing in his pool, commissions the creation of a telltale liquid to expose the offender.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Ocean Bound
Runtime: 05:38 min
Country: Ecuador
Director: Dani Sadun
Nominated: Best International Short Documentary + Best Director (Dani Sadun) + Best Editing + Best Score
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In their 6 years since its foundation, the volunteers of “Mingas por el Mar” have selflessly dedicated their free time to organize beach cleanings and educate the citizens of Ecuador in regards to sea pollution in hopes to change the lifestyle of people and raise awareness of the conscious use of pollutants. This short documentary follows what a day volunteering for the organization looks like and how the problem is not limited to Ecuador but all countries around the world.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Protocol
Runtime: 12:44 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Avatâra Ayuso
Nominated: Best Music Video + Best Director (Avatâra Ayuso) + Best Editing
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Directed by Avatâra Ayuso as part of a triptych of works based on the same concept, The Protocol is filmed using a colourful, eccentric and retro-vintage cinematic language where the performers in confidence to the viewer, express their thoughts, exposing their contradictions, fears and worries about our relationship with the other. This digital take on The Protocol was inspired by our society’s virtual encounters that have become so indispensable and frequent in our current working realities.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Endless River
Runtime: 14:55 min
Country: Italy
Director: Edoardo Pera
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Edoardo Pera) + Best Screenplay + Best Editing + Best Score
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Somewhere, a war. Three soldiers walk along a river. They have lost contact with the platoon and they try to reach them. They talk about their life, they dream of going back home but the danger is still around them: death and life are so close...

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Waiting
Country: Italy
Writer: Jacopo Alpi
Nominated: Best Short Script
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An aspiring screenwriter is awaiting the producers' decision on his script. During the sleepless night in a hotel room, he is assailed by doubts, represented by three people from his past.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Fashionably Toxic
Runtime:  04:41 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Mina Janssens
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Water is becoming scarce and our clothing consumption habits are contributing to it. Do you know how much water it takes to produce the cotton for one t-shirt?

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The shortest night
Runtime:  06:51 min
Country: Spain
Director: Javier Guillot
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Javier Guillot) + Best Cinematography + Best Score
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: On the Midsummer's Night, the most magical of the year, everything is possible, and Mario is going to check it in the best possible way.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Ionic Resonance
Runtime:  05:35 min
Country: USA
Director: Laura Katz Rizzo
Nominated: Best Video Music
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Ionic Resonance is a short dance film that captures the responsive currents of water’s flow, as well as the tranquil beauty of Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, a green oasis within the city of Philadelphia, PA . A cast of 8 dancers in white costumes conjures spiritual imagery as they swirl, glide and ripple in the rose gold light of sunset. The choreography, animations and sound score work together to create an immersive experience that brings to life the reflective and conductive properties of water.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: TUTTI IN BALLO
Runtime:  14:59 min
Country: Italy
Director: Manuele Trullu
Nominated: Best Comedy Short Film + Best Director (Manuele Trullu) + Best Cinematography + Best Actor (Sergio Cugusi) + Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Sergio and his family have just returned to Sardinia (Italy) after many years in Russia.
Thanks to his wife Svetlana, Sergio receives a phone call for a job interview.
A unique board game "Let’s put our best foot forward" provides Sergio with the right inspiration to face the interview.
The resume is ready, and Sergio is about to face a rather bizarre employer.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Hitmen
Runtime:  09:01 min
Country: Australia
Director: Kurt McGowan
Nominated: Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Two desperate men find themselves in a life or death situation after stealing from the wrong people. A hitman waits for their return home.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Sleepless
Runtime:  07:08 min
Country: USA
Director: Kami Sadraei
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An ordinary psychotherapy session takes a shocking turn.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: AALY
Runtime:  01:23 min
Country: United Arab Emirates
Director: Abdelrahman M. Daoud
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: "Aaly" tells the story of a mysterious robot doing what he loves best. Out of the vast, barren expanse of the desert, he finds something special—a sole plant, jutting out of the Earth. But what Aaly does with that plant creates even more questions for the viewer. A morality tale about what humans do with life and nature, Aaly encourages the audience to ponder what it means to live today: What is the impact of the machines we build? What do we treasure, and what do we destroy?

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Green Flake
Runtime:  01:45:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Mauli Junior Bonner
Nominated: Best Actor (Yahosh Bonner)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young slave is sent to trek 1500 miles across country to prepare a path for his slave master. We witness the heroic journey of "Green Flake" who goes from southern slave to western hero.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: BLANCA
Runtime:  09:40 min
Country: Spain
Director: Veronica Valladares
Nominated: Best LGTBQ Short Film + Best Director (Veronica Valladares) + Best Actress (Alexa de Lucio)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Blanca's reunion with her friend from college will make her relive the best decision of her life: to be who she really wants to be.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Hong Kong Dialogues
Runtime:  41:00 min
Country: USA - Hong Kong
Director: HK Alleys
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The experimental documentary shot on the ground by citizen-journalists during the Hong Kong protests of August 2019 to January 2020, it captured the conversations and words appeared during the Hong Kong Movement in 2019, from slogans chanted by the protestors to, speech by advocate, argument between local residents, to graffties on the wall. It tends to preserve an essence from the movement.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Peace
Runtime:  03:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Tom Gatley
Nominated: Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Hanoi Circus, 1972. In the year of Nixon's Christmas bombings, a performer prepares her circus routine. Captured by an American photographer, this image becomes a symbol of peace when the war ends in 1975.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Legacy
Runtime:  34:00 min
Country: Germany
Director: Jens Klingebiel
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: What traces do we leave behind after death? Climate change, extinction of species, environmental pollution - the last few decades have clearly shown that the earth is at its limit. And some people wonder if this is what they want to bequeath to future generations.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Little Angel's
Runtime:  01:17 min
Country: USA
Director: Jamale Ellison
Nominated: Best Music Video
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Find Your Fun.
Don't let the sorrows of the world hold you down.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021 L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Trillo & Suede Web Series
Runtime: 09:50 min
Country: USA
Director: Jonathan Geffner
Nominated: Best Web Series
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Episode 2, Season 2: "The Psychic". Helga Hegler - an alluringly quirky femme fatale - bursts into Trillo & Suede's office in desperation. Someone has stolen the precious brooch that her dear grandfather gave her before he was murdered by a cuckoo clock. Does famous psychic John Elwood know more about this than the spirits are telling him? Trillo & Suede are determined to get to the bottom of this before dead cuckoo clocks unleash a reign of terror.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021 L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona
Runtime: 04:42 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Mono Ghose
Nominated: Best Actor (John Macdonald)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The opening duologue from William Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen Of Verona'.
Valentine and Proteus bicker about life and love, and which to prioritise. Valentine is leaving for Milan to pursue big dreams whilst Proteus is staying in Verona for love of a girl.
It's a parting that proves harder than this inseparable pair expected.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: No One Left
Runtime: 13:07 min
Country: USA
Director: Morgan Hamilton-Lee, Brendan Smith, Jen Brown
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Morgan Hamilton-Lee, Brendan Smith)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Day in the life of the last man on earth.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: WolfHunters
Runtime:  03:01 min
Country: USA
Director: Chris P. Oconnell
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Based on the indie comic book series Artemis Hood, in a future Los Angeles, a young federal agent confronts a deadly monster once thought to be nothing more than mere myth.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: La ultima funcion / The show can't go on
Runtime:  17:48 min
Country: Cuba - Spain - Germany
Director: Adriana Jácome
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Adriana Jácome)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This is a video based on the text-manifest of Roland Schimmelpfennig about Theatre in times of corona, filmed during de first lockdown in Cuba, Spain and Germany.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Quello che resta
Runtime:  14:18 min
Country: Italy
Director: Giuseppe Laghezza
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Giuseppe Laghezza) + Best Actor (Fabrizio Giannuzzi) + Best Actress (Alessandra Latorre) + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: With an handwritten letter, the protagonist of this short movie will tell us his love story with Elisa, constantly split between the power of their passion and his morals, which will never let them live their life at its fullest.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Firnas
Runtime:  01:50 min
Country: United Arab Emirates
Director: Abdelrahman M. Daoud
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Some dream to fly, and others dare to make their dreams become real. This was the life of famed Arab inventor Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas (b. 809 A.D). He is famously credited to be the first man ever to build a technology to fly, using just wood, silk, and feathers. The short film “Firnas” tells the story of the famed inventor-physician-chemist, dramatizing his most famous moment. 

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Model Citizen
Runtime: 15:48 min
Country: USA
Director: Justin Cooper Hankinson
Nominated: Best Screenplay (Justin Cooper Hankinson)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Fates hang in the balance as a devoted father goes to the most important job interview of his life.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Long Pig
Runtime: 08:30 min
Country: Italy
Director: Riccardo Suriano
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A major metropolitan city struggles to keep it together in the wake of a string of kidnappings in the area. Could the possible abductor be hiding in plain sight? Long Pig peeks into the unconventional dark side of humanity. Evil doesn’t have to follow a specific set of rules and it certainly doesn’t take into account the existence of others. It’s lurking in every corner.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Not By CHoice
Runtime: 16:02 min
Country: USA
Director: Dame Crawford
Nominated: Best Director (Dame Crawford)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The true story about Blues Icon Little Esther that has Never Been told. Adopted at just a Few Days Old Baby Elena's Adoptive parents are told she's the Child of Two College students that could not afford a Child. Baby Elena Was Really the Child of Blues Stars Esther Phillips and Sam Fletcher. Esther wanted to get Her baby Back. Esther wanted to watch her baby grow up by any means necessary. Esther Couldnt let Baby Elena Go so we Explore what happens when you feel like you're left with NO CHOICE.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Pinnacle
Runtime: 10:30 min
Country: India
Director: Vikram Jeet Singh Parmar
Nominated: Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Few average people, attempt to climb two 6000 meter peaks in a remote part of Indian Himalayan range.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Next Stop
Runtime: 04:05 min
Country: USA
Director: Janice Derosier
Nominated: Best Actress (Juliana Herrin)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Andrew notices that his daughter Olivia has been acting a bit strange during their road trip. After a quick restroom break at a nearby coffee shop, things start to unravel about Olivia's weird behavior.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: ASFA's GOT TALENT-THE LOST SEASON
Runtime: 19:10 min
Country: USA
Director: John Manzelli
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This mockumentary style film tells the story of the lost season of America's greatest puppet talent competition-AGT (ASFA's GOT TALENT). As Covid shut down all production, one program thought it could finish. AGT called for the greatest puppet performers in America to come to Alabama to compete. Unfortunately, none of them showed up. We follow twelve scrappy puppets. They all have a story. They all have a dream. NONE OF THEM HAVE ANY TALENT!

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Stay Safe
Runtime: 04:03 min
Country: Greece
Director: Srdjan Milosavljevic
Nominated: Best Horror Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In 2020, year of the global pandemic without a vaccine or cure, numerous governments urged their citizens to "Stay Safe". However, there might be a threat greater than the pandemic itself.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: La amable euforia de la danza
Runtime: 48:32 min
Country: USA
Director: Miguel Castanet
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: This documentary to showcase the life,work and legacy of Pedro Pablo Pena, Founder and Artistic Director of the International Ballet Festival of Miami,the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center and the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami and his role as an artistic model of Miami Culture through.This documentary interviewed personalities from the Art,Culture movement and politician,national and international personalities.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Great Atchafalaya Basin
Runtime: 08:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Mark Knight
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Efforts to save the Atchafalaya Basin are highlighted with stunning visuals of the largest wetland and swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I'M SORRY
Runtime: 20:23 min
Country: USA
Director: CARLA LYNN SAUNDERS
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A woman succumbs to domestic violence.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Snow Shelter
Runtime: 16:09 min
Country: Lithuania
Director: Robertas Nevecka
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Frigid winter in a war-devastated, present-day city. Several years have passed since the destruction, and the city is slowly rebuilding. A thirty-year-old guy is living as a squatter in an apartment with a group of strangers. He struggles to survive and also to find a little more comfort in this rough setting. One night he nearly burns the flat down, hoping for a warmer sleep. His roommates start hating him, so the guy has to find another shelter.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Cave
Runtime: 01:44:00 min
Country: Thailand
Director: Tom Waller
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Based on true events, THE CAVE tells the untold story of the rescue that captivated the world, from the point of view of the unsung heroes in the Tham Luang mission to free the trapped 13 'Wild Boars', culminating in a triumphant outcome against all the odds.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Hatshepsut
Runtime: 25:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Sonia Machado Hines
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: To bring Egypt into a Golden Age, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, a woman, publicly appeared, and fought as a man - but loved as a woman. A true tale of love and courage despite everything.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: 84 - 46
Runtime: 07:03 min
Country: Germany
Director: Hussain Abdullah
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In a dystopian future two artificial elite agents are betrayed by their superiors leading to a tale of revenge.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Bloom
Runtime: 01:30:38 min
Country: China
Director: Xuan Liu
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:Bloom is an impressionistic sketch of longing, growth, memory and separation. The film intends to portray an experiential landscape of love and loss. Starting in late 90s Beijing, a time when drastic social and economic transformation is taking place, the film attends to the inner world of a young man Mu Ke, and unravels with the dialogue of “exchanging story” between Mu Ke and his younger self. Narratives, memories, imaginations and disillusions flow out into an ocean of pure time.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Berserka
Runtime: 02:40 min
Country: USA
Director: Kingnyne
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Horror Short Film + Best Director (Kingnyne) + Best Cinematography
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When local authorities respond to a domestic distrubance in a suburban neighborhood. What they discover when entering the home turns out to be far more terrifying than they ever expected.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Cove
Runtime: 01:36:28 min
Country: USA
Director: Robert Enriquez
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the near future, a pandemic has ravaged the earth. Fear, greed and destruction have made way for such terrors as famine, pirates, and zombies. CAIRO YAZID's, only chance for survival is to join forces with a curmudgeon, SOLOMON, also still untouched by the fatal virus, and he is the only one who knows the secret location of the safe place known simply as THE COVE.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Children of Chronos
Runtime: 12:27 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Jamie Sundance
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In a world forgotten by time and space, a young woman takes a treacherous journey towards a mystical city in hope of a better life. Will her idealised childhood stories of the great city be true?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Como lavarse las manos
Runtime: 02:30 min
Country: Spain
Director: Esmeralda Salazar Yesama
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film +  Best Director (Esmeralda Salazar Yesama) + Best Actor (Daniel Martínez Salazar)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: in time of uncertainty a 8 years old boy is teaching the world how to wash our hands and keep the hygiene a priority in our life's.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: On The Floor
Runtime: 15:44 min
Country: USA
Director: Corey Koepper
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Andro, a newly successful queer hip-hop artist, descends into a jumbled, drug-fueled reality that fuses together the past, present and future. Isolated in a treehouse within a mysterious bamboo forest, three visitors will guide Andro toward a new vision of identity. Driven by pulsating music and bold, non-linear storytelling, the 16-minute short film ON THE FLOOR explores the struggle to find a sense of self in a fractured world that is constantly in flux.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: EL ABANDONO
Runtime: 07:34 min
Country: Gambia
Director: Esmeralda Salazar Yesama
Nominated: Best Spanish International Short Film +  Best Director (Esmeralda Salazar Yesama)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The situation that is occurring more and more on the part of some Gambians, as if it were a fashion, which leaving behind their land of birth, they go to different parts of the world in search of a better life. Taking advantage of the woman to be able to obtain nationalities and later abandon them many times already with children, never to return.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Offer
Runtime: 07:24 min
Country: Spain
Director: Jaume Maneja Ossó
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Jaume Maneja Ossó) Best Actor (Gerard Torres)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Gabriel gets home the next day after a long party night. When he reaches the living room, his parents are waiting for him in order to tell him one decision: they've changed him for another son.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Unvisible Monsters
Runtime: 01:00:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Ross Novie
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Boy accidentally discovers parallel dimension. Friend dies. Crackpot Scientist finds him. Government exploits their research. Monsters escape. Now, Boy and Scientist must save the world.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I Love Your Wife
Runtime: 14:53 min
Country: India
Director: Vempati Srinivas & Venu Gopal Makala
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A happy husband gets to know the hidden secret of his wife. How he handles it?

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Search Engines
Runtime: 01:35:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Russell Brown
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Sanity and relationships are put to the test when mysterious circumstances force a family to survive the annual American Thanksgiving holiday without their cell phones.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Why The Spray
Runtime: 01:13:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Jason Jones
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When graffiti meets psychology. The stories of identity and expression of five Miami graffiti artist and the why behind their decisions to paint illegally.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Paper Tiger
Country: USA
Writer: BRAD PORTER
Nominated: Best Screenplay Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In this slapstick comedy, an inept small-town police force sets out to track down an ever-elusive neighborhood burglar. Tune in Tiger!

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Spirit fox
Runtime: 09:13 min
Country: Japan
Director: Kurihara yasuyuki
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: "Spirit Fox" An Obu Folk Tale: The Traveler Deceived by a Fox.
This is a story based on an old Obu (300 years ago. Nagoya,Japan) folk tale.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: 2125
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Sean Ian
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: It's the year 2125, and the world is about to change forever. Meet Daniel Hawkins, from long Island, and journey with him and his dogs through a series of digital diary entries filmed in the early stages of quarantine. Learn all about their new life together as he rediscovers hope, and gathers the strength to take necessary survival steps. Is he the last man alive? Only time will tell.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Strange Affair of the Elevator
Country: USA
Writer: Katy Regnery
Nominated: Best Screenplay Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: New York City, 1895: In a time of strict morals and manners, a writer married to an abusive man and a publisher married to a dying woman are trapped in an elevator together for a weekend, a circumstance which changes both of their lives forever.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Galician at midnight
Runtime: 12:16 min
Country: Spain
Director: Martín Caínzos Sanmartín
Nominated: Best Spanish Short Film + Best Director (Martín Caínzos Sanmartín) + Best Actor (Pedro Brandariz)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: 2002. Suyin and Billy are two Chinese students doing an internship in Japan. During thir last week, they become obssesed with discovering the meaning of an strange message that is being transmitted on TV every night at midnight.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Zoom Interview
Runtime: 08:15 min
Country: USA
Director: Darin Keith Martin
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young man with anxiety prepares for his first ever job interview via Zoom but his anxiety and inner thoughts want input.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Day I Met Joshua
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: India
Director: Rajni Mysore Chamaraj
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: When A Social media influencer encounters an unusual moment in the desert ,she gets a glimpse, experiences a moment that opens doors to a long path of self-discovery.
In a gist The Day I Met Joshua is about “Going through things you never thought you’d go through will only take you to places you never thought you’d get to”

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Suite Nordeste - Zero a Três
Runtime: 04:09 min
Country: Brazil
Director: Leonardo Fiorito
Nominated: Best Music Video 
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: João Ventura, Junior Maceió e Rogério Pitomba, all of them from Northeast of Brazil, get together in studio for the original Black and White video "Zero a Três". Try not to dance to these amazingly talented musicians. Good Luck.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Brutto da Morire (Ugly as fuck)
Runtime: 09:23 min
Country: Italy
Director: Valerio Chicca
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Valerio Chicca) + Best Screenplay + Best Actor (Manuel Vernarelli )
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Franco is ugly because he thinks he is.
He masks a complicated and dangerous rage towards women. The lack of any type of contact with the opposite sex has brought Franco to exasperation, to the ledge of the roof of his building.
Failing in his attempted suicide forces him to grab life by the horns.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Q&A
Runtime: 10:40 min
Country: USA
Director: Ken Alan Gregg
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A man fears for his life after being taken captive and asked questions he cannot answer.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Date in the Dark
Runtime: 11:22 min
Country: India
Director: Singara Mohan
Nominated: XXXXXXXXX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Date in the Dark narrates the Last day journey of a Husband with his blind wife and it is a Virtual Audio Telugu Short film. Virtual Audio film is nothing but a film that gives us a realistic experience with just audio and sounds.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I Just Wanted to See You
Runtime: 14:44 min
Country: Japan
Director: Michael Williams
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Director (Michael Williams) + Best Screenplay
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A suspicious man silently trails behind a young woman. A red note is mysteriously left at her door. Secrets long buried return to haunt a family living in Tokyo.

A suspenseful Japanese drama, from the writer/director of the multi-award winning drama "One Step"

WINNER: Spirit of the Ninja Achievement Award - BonDance International Film Festival 2020.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Quiet Healing
Runtime: 01:18:47 min
Country: USA
Director: Marvin (Toby) Yarbrough & Andrew Latuo
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The Quiet Healing is based on the book of the same name written by Toby Yarbrough. This is the story of how two wonderful dogs and a wounded warrior found salvation in each other. This movie is about war, injury, recovery, psychological wounds and spiritual restoration. This movie is about a love between a disabled veteran and his dogs and how they healed each other.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: A Special Gift
Runtime: 03:16 min
Country: Korea
Director: Ryan Taeck-gyu. KIM
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the era of COVID-19 pandemic, in the midst of “mask crisis”…She is feeling good getting N95 masks from a pharmacy, until a man snatches her eco bag and runs away.
Gazing blankly at the running man and she yells out “Oh my eco bag!”,
and starts chasing the man.
In this urgent chasing game, will she be able to get the stolen eco bag back?

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Youth on Strike! (documentary film)
Runtime: 48:30 min
Country: Australia
Director: Rob Innes
Nominated: Best International Documentary Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In March 2019 over 150,000 Australian students went on strike to demand climate change action. They risked their studies to unite their generation, while still doing their homework. This is the story of how young Aussies defied calls to stay in school and organised one of the largest youth-led movements Australia has ever seen, told by twelve diverse students who vlogged the whole thing. These young people shared their stories of who they are and captured what it took to organise a movement. Using only footage recorded by the students, this is their story, this is Youth On Strike!

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: All The Light We Cannot See
Runtime: 12:20 min
Country: Turkey
Director: Seyhmus Altun
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The story of a father who becomes his own son’s prey on a hunting trip out of the city.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Jingle the Dog - A Christmas Story
Runtime: 21:51 min
Country: USA
Director: Chris Bishop & Erin Abbey Bishop
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A heartwarming tale about a happy and clueless family pet in a wild Christmas adventure as Jingle the Dog is thrust into the real world.

Jingle the Dog is enjoying his holiday time with the family. He senses danger outside the neighbor’s house from a hungry raccoon and comes to the rescue of the neighbor’s daughter. However, the neighbors see it differently and demand that the dog is sent away.

The wrongfully accused dog is now on his own, looking for ways to survive and interact with the world. Jingle tries playing with people, but they consider him a nuisance. He finds his way to the forest and meets furry friends and creates a new family, but the forest is not without danger of its own – an angry pack of wolves threaten Jingle and his friends.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Bread salt and Heart
Runtime: 23:26 min
Country: Kosovo
Director: Keishi Suenaga & Makfire Miftari
Nominated: XXXXXXXXX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis  "Bread Salt and Heart" is a short promotional documentary filmed in Kosovo in 2017.
The film among other things takes us on a journey to the many beautiful filming locations Kosovo has to offer.
The film is a collaboration between two artists from Japan and the team from Kosova.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: All the poems I didn't send
Runtime: 11:29 min
Country: Netherlands
Director: Arjan Gebraad
Nominated: Best International Short Film + Best Music Video + Best Director (Arjan Gebraad)
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis  “They don't give a damn whether you win or James and Ruby or Mario and Jackie or the Man in the Moon and Little Miss Muffet. They just want to see a little misery out there so they can feel a little better maybe. They're entitled to that.”

There were so many poems written that one day, it was decided to put them all into a space where dance marathons meet with finding comfort in the other one. A dance movie about empathy, entertainment, ritual, participation, spectacle and love.

“Help me! Oh please, please!”
“Tell me when.”
“I'm ready.”
“Now?”
“Now.”

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Let's Talk About It
Runtime: 17:34 min
Country: USA
Director: Aaron M. Canada
Nominated: Best International Documentary
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Erectile Dysfunction... over a billion men have it, and NO ONE talks about it. So, let's talk about It.

The goal of submitting this film to festivals, and crossing our fingers that we'll get selected to festivals that are able to hold some kind of in-person events or virtual Q&A's, is to reach men suffering from ED -- and their partners -- and implore them to volunteer to be interviewed on camera.

We need real, honest accounts of how it negatively affects their relationships, their self esteem, and their lives in general. We want to develop this film into a feature, and the most important component of it will be these on-camera accounts. We can help so many men and their partners.

We just need a platform.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: THE TRACES OF THE SAMURAI
Runtime: 01:10:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: JUANMA SUÁREZ
Nominated: Best International Documentary + Best Spanish Feature Film + Best Director (JUANMA SUÁREZ) + Best VFX
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: After centuries of silence, a group of people from the river side town of Coria del Rio will discover that one of the keys to its history is in the distant lands of the East, in the life of a samurai in the search of redemption.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 8 - 13, 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Standard Temperature
Runtime: 17:07 min
Country: China
Director: Zhouchunyu Yu
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: March 13 2021,  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The story is a gathering of casual events which happened to a young lady, who has a study abroad background and just returned to her parents after years. These causal events consist of some pieces of her daily life encountering different people and handling her relationship with the distant parents. Uncertainty grows within their conversations and consequences are always unpredictable.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: I’Father
Runtime: 01:30:42 min
Country: Kosovo
Director: Mark Norfolk
Nominated: *********
Competition: MARCH ***** 2021  Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young man grieving over the recent death of his father struggles to deal with the growing relationship between his mother and his uncle. But then one day his father appears before him and his psychological state is thrown into turmoil. Eventually, at his father's urging, he decides to confront his father's brother at the engagement party thrown for his mother. As the party gets into full swing he makes his move and sets off a chain of events that ultimately forces him to embrace the true nature of love, honour and duty.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  MARCH 2021

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Bottle
Runtime: 04:43 min
Country: Greece
Director: Giannis Mikros
Nominated: ***********
Competition: MARCH ****, 2021 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The Bottle Six friends are gathered at a house for late-night hang-out. They are having a good time enjoying each other’s company as well as alcohol, smokes and drugs. That is until they decide to play the famous kissing game “spin the bottle”. It appears to start as a fun innocent game but it becomes a way for the players to express feelings bottled up inside them for so long, leading to an unexpected ending.

Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Angel
Runtime: 50:00 min
Country: Japan
Director: Kurihara yasuyuki
Nominated: Best International Feature Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Have you ever thought what your life would be like if you were suddenly confined to a wheelchair? This story is about a season in a wheelchair.

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Official Selection - L'H International Film Festival  NOV 9 - 13

L'Hospitalet - Barcelona, Spain

Title: Do you love me?
Runtime: 19:29 min
Country: USA
Director: Maison Kwame, KC SImms
Nominated: Best International Short Film
Competition: November 13, 2020 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Unlike anything you'll see again. DYLM is an enigma of emotion portraying the effects of love, betrayal, revenge, and rebirth. DYLM is an ART EXPERIENCE that refuses to follow any rules. We don't ask that you understand it, let it understand you.

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