Category: Language

Kol Shtut (Any Little Thing) by Ma’ayan Rypp

Any Little Thing  {Kol Shtut}

Short / 12:00 / Digital HD  / Hebrew  / Israel / 2010 / San Diego Premier

All a father wants to do is visit his daughter, although the journey seems vastly more difficult.

Efrat Gosh, Howard Rypp, Eden Luttenberg, Sharon Tsur, Anat Zamshteigman

  • DIRECTOR: Ma’ayan Rypp
  • Producer: Noa Freiman
  • Editor: Yotam Yishai
  • Screenwriter: Anat Gafni
  • Cinematographer: Omri Shenhar
  • Music: Eyal Lenzini

Hemels Bewegen (The Conquest of High Passes) by Wout Conijn

Documentary /  11:00  / SD / Netherlands / 2010/  International Premiere

Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas.

  • Director: Wout Conijn
  • Producer: Jos de Putter
  • Screenplay: Wout Conijn
  • Editing: Stefan Kamp
  • Film photographer: Jean Counet
  • Sound: Joris van Ballegoijen
  • Music: Wouter van Bemmel

How to act when you are in top shape mentally but the body doesn’t respond that way? Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas. From Lhasa to Kathmandu conquering mountain passes over 5000 meters high what makes enormous physical and mental demands to the participants. Bas came into contact as a soldier with a high tension cable and can since then no longer walk. Roelof was soldier too. During his holiday he fell 6 meters with broken spine as a result. Evert the eldest one was scientist, until he accidently came under his own car, what led to partially paralyses and aphasia. The camera follows the three guys during their expedition, which leads according to Evert to the truth. That truth is hard to swallow for Bas, the soldier who doesn’t want to give up and wants to be an example for others. Bas can’t make it to the top of the highest climb because of the cold. Roelof gets to the top, he isn’t concerned about the physical obstacles, but worries about the future with his girlfriend. The journey of Evert is a romantic story: he shares his love for the mountains with his wife, like they did on their honeymoon before the accident. This bicycle excursion Himalaya marks their love, with a majestic panorama as a reward. THE CONQUEST OF HIGH PASSES is a moving portrait of people in search of their inner strength, during an excursion in a breathtaking landscape.

The Butterfly Circus by Joshua Weige

Short /  20:00 /  Film  /  United States / 2009 / San Diego Premiere

At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape.

Writer & producer: Rebekah Weigel

  • Eduardo Verástegui …Mr. Mendez
  • Nick Vujicic …Will
  • Doug Jones …Otto
  • Matt Allmen …George
  • Connor Rosen …Sammy
  • Lexi Pearl …Anna
  • Bob Yerkes …Poppy
  • Mark Atteberry …Mr. Haley – Ringleader
  • Kirk Bovill …Jimmy – Painted Man

Laredo, Texas by Topaz Adizes

Short /  11:00  / SD /  United States / 2010/  San Diego Premiere

Sam trains Juan for his first day at his new job—fixing pay phones in the border town of Laredo, Texas. However, tensions boil when Sam suspects that Juan is an undocumented worker.

Zero by Christopher Kezelos

Animation / 12:32 / Digital HD  / English / Australia / 2009 / San Diego

In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution.

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Where There is Love by Jarome Matthew

Music Video / 4:03 / Digital SD / English / Canada, China /  2010 / International

A song by Elika Mahony on love and marriage.

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Us by  Anna Jefferies

Short Narrative / 10:05 / Digital HD  / English / Australia / 2010  / San Diego

A small event offers a glimpse into a bigger long-term relationship, where the glue of love pushes and pulls but ultimately binds.

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To Comfort You by Marc Saltarelli

Short Narrative / 15:00 / Digital HD / English  / USA / 2009  / San Diego

A daily phone call between a mother and her HIV-positive daughter proves that the hardest part of loving someone is letting go.

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The Secret Friend by Flavio Alves

Short Narrative / 15:28 / Film (35mm) / English /  USA / 2010  / San Diego

A reclusive, elderly widow lives in quiet desperation until she begins receiving daily calls from a silent stranger.

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The Road Home by Rahul Gandotra

Short Narrative / 21:00 Film (35mm) / English, Hindi / United Kingdom, India / 2010 / San Diego

Pico grapples with his identity as he escapes from his boarding school in search of the road back home to England. A student-Oscars nominee.

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