L'HIFF SEPTEMBER  6 - 10 2022  ***  MOVIES SELECTED AND NOMINATIONS ***

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

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Game Über
Runtime: 14:59 min
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Fokke Baarssen
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Happy-go-lucky Daisy (30) starts her first day working as a taxi driver for an online taxi service. Her first customer is Esther (31) a cool introvert and newly fired woman. She is waiting in front of a tall office building with a box full of office supplies and an almost dead plant. Esther has no clear destination and would like to go to nature. Daisy knows a nice place for Esther and they leave the city.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: But Happy
Runtime: 9:59 min
Country: Ukraine
Director: Anatolii Umanets
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young woman in a big nice house creates the design of the apartment while a very gloomy delivery man delivers the pizza at night. What do they have in common and how does she affect him...

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: For Creation
Runtime: 4:30 min
Country: Australia
Director: Deborah Louise Kelly
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  For Creation is an elaborate contemplation of the great weight, the myriad complexity, the glittering webs enveloping matter and sentience. Combining playful proposition, ardent queerness, elegy and homage, this new moving image artwork forms a call to congregants of CREATION.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Close To The Edge
Runtime: 30:00 min
Country: Germany
Director: Arne Duppler
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Homeless Bianca surprises Wolfgang as he attempts to end his life by jumping off a big-city roof. She effortlessly distracts him and manages to gain access to Wolfgang’s apartment and life. Over the course of a few hours the unlikely pair starts to form an amicable bond, which is to be jeopardized as Bianca’s initial plan dawns to unfold.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Bizzarro e Fantastico
Runtime: 26:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Kris Krainock
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  "A supernatural comedy about a sumptuous Roman who must nurse an uninvited stranger back to health, but in the process he discovers his mysterious guest has otherworldly intentions -- a reminder that life is for the living. Or, as the Italian's say, 'It's sweet to do nothing.'"

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: the crevice
Runtime: 6:06 min
Country: Poland
Director: Desi Kunsa
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Love put to the test.
The silence creeping between the characters.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: That Was Delicious
Runtime: 4:27 min
Country: USA
Director: Nela Wagman
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  A woman in a picture- perfect marriage fails to make meaningful contact with her husband, even as they share the mundane details of everyday life. Her rage and frustration build into a cacophony of conflict, repression and longing.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Barrier
Runtime: 8:56 min
Country: The Netherlands
Director: Niels Bourgonje
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: September 1944. Two Canadian soldiers find a boy washed up on the Dutch beach. Where did he come from and can he be trusted?

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Oyun's Quest: Prologue
Runtime: 13:40 min
Country: New Zealand
Director: Jeasy Sehgal
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Azmur, a young shamanic warrior, on a journey of self-discovery; torn by the visions of the past, is compelled to face a formidable enemy; to free it from the clutches of a cursed existence, resulting in the uncovering of past secrets.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Josefina
Runtime: 5:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Nadia Flamenco
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: ...

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: NANNY
Runtime: 4:30 min
Country: Spain
Director: Dani Zarandieta
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  LOLA has a last minute call to take care of LEO. The night is meant to be easy as the little one is sleeping upstairs and LOLA is ready to enjoy a film. Suddenly the baby-monitor makes some weird noises... Monsters use fear. True Evil uses time.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Free your Body!
Runtime: 01:37:22 min
Country: Italy
Director: Fabiomassimo Lozzi
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: 'Nothing is normal, everything is different' A historical event takes place in Rome in May 2018. The first ever university Pride unfolds in La Sapienza, the largest university in Europe, organised by Prisma, its resident LGBTQIA+ student collective. Free Your Body! tells their lives, their ideals, their politics, their fight for a queer revolution and a different, better world. “Queer communism not rainbow capitalism.”

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Julia
Runtime: 23:00 min
Country: Ukraine
Director: Catherine Lemeshynska
Nominated: Pending...
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  A young girl, who is searching for her place on the map, forgets about the search for her own self. Is your place, whether it’s in a foreign country or in a small local village, that important to feel genuinely happy?

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Clean Slate
Runtime: 12:28 min
Country: USA
Director: Olubajo Sonubi
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An apprehensive woman agrees to try AI counseling in hopes of healing her faltering relationship.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Lunarcode: Cuttin' the Cord
Runtime: 4:30 min
Country: USA
Director: Jessica Gillette & Vincenzo Carubia
Nominated: Best Music Video
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Through our lives we come across individuals, circumstances, and possible opportunities that leave us in a position of needing to decide whether to trust it or go another direction. These people or events tend to be those that suck us of our energy,

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Lesson
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Alisa Selishchava
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A modern fairy tale of anger and arrogance. The story is set in Mallorca, revealing the particular relationship between a single mother and a spoiled daughter. The mother's patience is coming to an end. It's time to give a creative lesson for our "princess".

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: the Least Untrue
Runtime: 16:14 min
Country: USA
Director: Gabriel Shanks
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Two strangers discover a secret that upends their lives...and offers unexpected choices for the future.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Evan, a survivor's story
Runtime:  18:15 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Evan, A Survivor's Story (Rafiqfuad Yarahmadi) is a documentary about a Kurdish journalist whose work filming and reporting on ISIS leads to threats to his life. He flees to the safety of Europe. The film reflects his struggle to learn English and not to lose hope despite the absurdities of the immigration system. This is a story of courage, love and survival, a story of Kurds everywhere and immigrants around the world.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: NEVER AGAIN
Runtime: 12:42 min
Country: ITALY
Director: Alessandro Fiorucci
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Never Again " We are only one human race" this is the message told through a love story set in the Second World War (precisely in September 1943) during the raids in Rome, Italy. The power of love that overcomes every barrier.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Folds of Wind
Runtime:  3:15 min
Country: Egypt
Director: Samir T. Radwan
Nominated: Best Music Video
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A transformative journey expressing the process of navigating emotions mirrored in the forming and reshaping of white desert clusters.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Mi Tierra Entera
Runtime: 09:30 min
Country: Spain
Director: Alexandra Meneghini & Elena Du Pisanie
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  A short documentary that features a choreographed dance by Francisco Gabriel and Stanislava Pincekova through which they portray Francisco’s personal experience of emigrating from Venezuela.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: On / Off
Runtime:  7:00 min
Country: Argentina
Director: Nicolas P. Villarreal
Nominated: Best Animation Short Film
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Endless distractions threaten to destroy creativity.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Gods
Runtime: 5:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Sitoh Ortega
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  A civilization of the future has managed to unveil the secrets of quantum physics, to the point of traveling to the micro-universes but so much advanced technology cannot avoid the dangers that threaten its planet ...

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Whistle Blowers
Runtime: 01:15:00 min
Country: France
Director: Antoine Collin
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The story is very freely based on the Cambridge Analytica affair, the theft of 80 millions Facebook users datas for electoral purposes (Donald Trump’s election and vote on Brexit).
Frédéric Poiret, journalist at Le Nouveau Courrier is told by Laura Bilinski, executive assistant at social network Profile, of a scandal she discovered by accident. Profile lets DataLab, a data mining company, suck up their users datas in order to deduce their political orientations. The results would help Bruno Maurier, presidential election candidate, to target his fake news.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot
Runtime: 10:00 min
Country: United Kingdom
Director: Ray Jacobs
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis:  Tom is anxious, he holds a secret in his human heart, a wing beat and a flutter and its bursting to take flight.

The Secret Life of Tom Lightfoot is a tale of magical realism to be witnessed and shared. It is a tale of healing revealing how we can learn to live with the secrets of our more than human hearts.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: ESTHER
Runtime: 19:20 min
Country: Switzerland
Director: Ana Scheu Amigo
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Esther grew up on a remote farm in the mountains. Since her move to the city, many things have fundamentally changed for her.
The place of her childhood, however, has remained the same. How can she stand by her values without distancing herself from her parents?
A story about growing up, where feminism collides with Catholicism.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Short Straw
Runtime: 01:26:00 min
Country: Bulgaria
Director: Dimiter Petkov
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: The chief of a provincial Militia station assigns one of his subordinates to night duty in order to have a tryst with the subordinate's young wife. Two of the chief's staff are aware of their boss's sexual escapades and do whatever it takes to cover for him, beginning with an innocent ruse that spirals deeper into lies and deception, ending in murder.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Leisure Machine
Runtime: 4:01 min
Country: Australia
Director: Jim Batt
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A Retro futuristic vision of the isolation caused by a society which values the artificial over the real. Inspired by themes raised in Hans Christian Anderson’s morality tale ‘The Emperor and the Nightingale’ & Phillip K. Dicks dystopian novel “Do Androids dream of Electric Sheep”.

Music Recordings, Photos & Film Footage were captured in 2015 then held in a time capsule as part of an ongoing collaborative multimedia project Clare St Clare’s TIME MACHINE.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Someone's Home
Runtime: 14:46 min
Country: Spain
Director: Cris Gambín & Toni Pinel
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Everything is ready: it's a clear and quiet night, the bright moon lights up the sky. And Àgata and Pol know the time has come.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: FIFTY The Origin
Runtime: 28:01 min
Country: Spain
Director: Miguel R.M., Fredy C.R.
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Tobacco, alcohol, drugs and manipulation. Three friends are wrapped in a plot with an unexpected end.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Finding Tyler
Runtime: 20:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Chris Brannan & Diana Reichenbach
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In August of 2003, Tyler Johnson was a prized scholar in theoretical physics. Months later he was homeless on the island of Corsica, a fugitive wanted by the FBI.

For six years Tyler sent letters to his family, each containing cryptic clues about his condition. Then the letters stopped arriving.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Your Best Years
Runtime: 29:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Pablo Cubillas Olmo & Alonso Paz González
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Tuesday 2 February. Today is Marcos' 21st birthday, although for him this is irrelevant. Rober is still immersed in his struggle against nothingness. Lucía faces the first days of her new life. And Sara faces an immovable wall: Marcos.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Dollar Generals
Runtime: 13:17 min
Country: USA
Director: Claire Downs & Brenden Gallagher
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young ex-convict and her boyfriend get jobs at a dollar store in hopes of pulling a cash-skimming scam that quickly goes awry.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: TINA "La cuarta víctima"
Runtime: 16:00 min
Country: Spain
Director: Aleix Masferrer López
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young woman wakes up on a bench in a square in Barcelona without knowing who she is or how she got there.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Eternal Wife
Runtime: 14:04 min
Country: USA
Director: Nick Paul White
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A lonely, middle-aged widow, struggling with the prospect of moving on, goes on her first date since the death of her husband to see if she can start a new chapter in her life.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Shelter
Runtime: 15:00 min
Country: Italy
Director: Lorenzo Scalzo
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A man and a boy, united by chance, wander through a desolate world following the signal of a compass that should lead them to a bunker, safe from the horrors of the outside.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: #KidsOnTech
Runtime: 54:00 min
Country: USA
Director: Paul Zehrer
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Parents and teachers around the world struggle with their kids’ dependence on devices today. As Covid has forced our kids to rely on technology more than ever, “#KidsOnTech” looks at the impact on children’s developing bodies and brains, and asks: “How might we better prepare our kids for this digital world?” Voices from India to the U.S., France to China, Mexico to Japan explore what children need to truly excel in a future dominated by tech, including a Google designer, a German brain scientist, and New York Times journalist, Matt Richtel, whose story on a Silicon Valley school created an international media frenzy.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Horizon
Runtime: 15:10 min
Country: Italy
Director: Daniele De Muro
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In the borderlands, crossed by climate refugees looking for safety, men face their primordial nature, in a bleak reality where the law of the strongest rules the world. Hidden in an underground shelter and resigned to his fate, the main character observes the definitive decline of society as it surrender to the evil nature of men, until a special encounter, interpreted as a divine sign of light, turns on his faith and hope for the future of humanity.

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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: Pending...(Aug 2022)
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?

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Race Against Race
Runtime: 19:06 min
Country: USA
Director: Nattalyee Randall & Jessica Cornelio
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: What started out as a passion project about Nattalyee's weight loss journey has now unfolded into a social justice movement. Watch as she leads a 50 Mile Protest Run For Justice in NYC to lift up 50 black and brown lives that have been lost to police brutality.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: 4

Runtime: 11:47 min
Country: Sweden
Director: Mariana Palacios & Adrián del Arroyo
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: 4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: The Anomaly
Runtime: 15:17 min
Country: USA
Director: Blake Kinsey & Dawson Bryant
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Noelle Stertzbach, a young and eager Environmental Science graduate student, gets her shot when she is hired by Earthwood Environmental---a government hired research collection company. Tasked with research of an area within a national forest alleged to have strange effects, she is introduced to a new drug that is claimed to be essential to her health while on her assignment. As Noelle studies further, she makes grave mistakes that unfold the true horror within the testing site, as well as reveal her own internal struggles.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: On the beach
Runtime: 14:14 min
Country: Iran
Director: A.Hassan Keivan
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: A young man whose girlfriend has emigrated from Iran has been waiting for her on the beach for days. His brother visits him every day and bring him food and water and sometimes blames him. But one day…

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Here Is Where the Monsters Live
Runtime: 18:03 min
Country: USA
Director: Chance Fuerstinger & April Matson
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Oliver tries to live through a dark episode of depression; however, memories - both joyful and sorrowful - keep pushing their way to the forefront of his mind.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: PUT A PRICE ON EMOTION
Country: Italy
Writer: GIUSEPPE DE VUONO
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Lennon Harris has a big dream in the drawer: to sign a record deal. He is willing to do anything to make it happen. The good-looking, charismatic and full of hope artist is a modern-day Icarus. Lennon flies too high, getting blood on his hands and destroying his own life. He is forced to leave London, the band he plays in and Veronica, his great love. The protagonist moves to New York in search of a new identity. Demons of the past find him and Lennon must return to it in order to make amends before it is too late.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: After Noon
Runtime: 11:27 min
Country: Greece
Director: Alexios Koukias-Pantelis
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: Nefeli meets Panos two years after their breakup, during lockdown in Athens. Nefeli has moved on with her life but realizes that old feelings start to stir within her.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: Signum Diaboli
Country: Spain
Writer: Rubén Soler Ferrer
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: In Spain of the XVII century a preacher, who fights against witchcraft, is alerted to the presence of a young woman who lives in a secluded forest.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Title: EXT. LOS ANGELES - DAY
Runtime: 7:36 min
Country: USA
Director: Matthew T. Price
Nominated: Pending...(Aug 2022)
Awards Night: September 10, 2022 - Gala 19:00h (L'HIFF Awards)

Synopsis: An aspiring actress decides to escape the script of her life, and writes her own ending. In a visual experiment, the text of the script is on screen for the entire film, interacting with the characters and world.

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