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Brussels Short Film Festival 2012

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1. Prtljag (2011)

27 min | Short, Drama, Family

Being away for many years, Amir returns to Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to take custody of his parent's remains. They were murdered during the war but their bodies haven't been recovered... See full summary »

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Izudin Bajrovic, Ermin Bravo, Rijad Gvozden, Boris Ler

Votes: 50

3. Long Distance Information (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama, Family

Dad always said not to talk to strangers. But you've got to phone home sometimes.

Director: Douglas Hart | Stars: Peter Mullan, Alan Tripney, Caroline Paterson

Votes: 62

4. Qual Queijo Você Quer? (2011)

11 min | Short, Drama

A simple request - Could you bring me some cheese from the store? - triggers a relationship discussion between an old couple.

Director: Cíntia Domit Bittar | Stars: Amélia Bittencourt, Henrique César

Votes: 23

5. Double mixte (2012)

25 min | Short, Comedy

While awaiting an important trial for which he is a witness, Jean is placed under the protection of Arthur, a rather intrusive cop, to put it mildly.

Director: Vincent Mariette | Stars: Alexandre Steiger, Gilles Cohen, Claude Perron, Nicolas Maury

Votes: 24

6. Ainult Meie Kolm (2011)

29 min | Short, Drama

Liisu and Andres try to reunite with their biological mother - each on his own way.

Director: Giampietro Balia | Stars: Kersti Heinloo, Epp Eespäev, Jaune Kimmel, Märten Metsaviir

Votes: 9

7. Luminaris (2011)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

In a world controlled and timed by the light, a common man has a plan that could change the destiny.

Director: Juan Pablo Zaramella | Stars: Gustavo Cornillón, María Alche, Luis Rial

Votes: 567

8. Maddoggin' (2011)

23 min | Short

Two best friends in East L.A. are being pressured to join the local gang. The choices the boys make over a single day will alter their lives forever.

Director: Terence Heuston | Stars: David Castañeda, Leonard Davenport, Justin Huen, Victoria Moroles

Votes: 24

9. Bucle (2011)

3 min | Short, Fantasy

A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee. A man gets up and prepares coffee.

Director: Aritz Lazkano | Stars: Jon Calvo, Kepa Errasti

Votes: 18

10. Junior (2011)

Not Rated | 22 min | Short, Fantasy

Justine, who goes by Junior, is a 13-year-old tomboy with pimples and an unique sense of humor. After unexpectedly contracting a stomach virus, her body becomes home to a bizarre metamorphosis.

Director: Julia Ducournau | Stars: Garance Marillier, Yacine N'Diaye, Aude Briant, Virgil Leclaire

Votes: 69

11. Tse (2010)

35 min | Short

A dominance & submission trashing scene. But in this session, the painful blows cause the sub to spew out sentences - all of which are quotes from Israel's minister of foreign affairs, Avigdor Lieberman.

Director: Roee Rosen

Votes: 31

12. Händelse vid bank (2010)

12 min | Short, Action, Comedy

An attempted bank robbery. Follows the thought process of two confused witnesses, the filmographer and the producer.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Bahador Foladi, Ramtin Parvaneh, Leif Edlund, Rasmus Lindgren

Votes: 786

13. The Wholly Family (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama

An American family in the streets of Naples.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Douglas Dean, Nicolas Connolly, Sergio Solli

Votes: 392

16. El héroe (1994)

5 min | Short, Animation, Drama

In a subway station, a man watch a girl acting strange. He realizes that she may be attempting to commit suicide and tries to stop her, but the girl accuses him of being a molester.

Director: Carlos Carrera

Votes: 351

18. Smáfuglar (2008)

15 min | Short

2 Birds takes place during one bright summer night and follows a group of young teenagers on a journey from innocence to adulthood. The main character is a timid boy who has a typical ... See full summary »

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Hera Hilmar, Sigurdur Jakob Helgason, Thorunn Jakobsdóttir

Votes: 531

21. Trotteur (2011)

8 min | Short, Drama

A young man races a steam locomotive through the winter landscape of another time. But what is he running away from?

Directors: Arnaud Brisebois, Francis Leclerc | Stars: Kyle Gatehouse, Sophie Naubert

Votes: 81

22. The Small Assassin (2011)

TV-PG | 16 min | Short, Mystery, Thriller

After giving birth to their first child, a couple suspects their newborn baby is plotting to kill them.

Director: Chris Charles | Stars: David Marcotte, Lois Atkins, Robert Breuler, Menachem Reed

Votes: 33

23. La règle de trois (2011)

18 min | Short

Louis is ready to take care of Vincent, and asks Marie to manage by herself, but forgets that for her, this has other connotations

Director: Louis Garrel | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Louis Garrel, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 71

25. Alma (2011)

23 min | Short, Drama

After a night of drinking, a farmer has to strive to come to terms with his son after inflicting a severe beating.

Directors: Ricardo Núñez, Marcela Suppicich | Stars: Luis Dubó, Mario Jiménez, Alejandro Alonso, Fernando Blanco

26. I'm Your Man (I) (2011)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Romance

Stick around an ex too long and you might stay stuck

Director: Keren Ben Rafael | Stars: Vincent Macaigne, Maëlys Ricordeau, Cécile Fisera, Keren Ben Rafael

Votes: 53

27. Brûleurs (2011)

15 min | Short, Drama

Armed(Equipped) with an amateur movie camera, Amine, young from Algiers one, films the tracks of its journey towards Europe. With Malik, Lotfi, Mohammed and Khalil, they embark on a boat of fortune to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Director: Farid Bentoumi | Stars: Sonia Amori, Benamara Azeddine, Djanis Bouzyani, Samir Harrag

Votes: 9

28. The Bird Spider (2011)

14 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

A man with arachnophobia buys a poisonous bird spider and sets it free in his apartment.

Director: Jaime Dezcallar | Stars: Israel Elejalde, Javier Ambrossi, Pilar Bastardés

Votes: 81

29. Man in Fear (2011)

PG | 11 min | Short, Action, Thriller

Anthony Fox is a very paranoid man. Fleeing a coach crash, he wanders the streets; he's bloodied and desperate, trusting no-one, switching food orders and behaving erratically. Anthony ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jewell | Stars: Paul Basco, Daniel Bolland, Jill Clarke, Niall Dougherty

Votes: 22

30. Teve musu (2010)

25 min | Short, Drama

At first it seems that Liza and her children are going about thier daily routine in their small, poorly appointed flat. The boys - Tomas and Edgaras - are glued to the television, teenaged ... See full summary »

Director: Marius Ivaskevicius | Stars: Grazina Balandyte, Aldona Bendoriute, Juozas Budraitis, Pijus Ganusauskas

Votes: 21

31. At the Formal (2010)

8 min | Short, Horror

Modern and ancient rituals collide in this macabre depiction of a high school formal.

Director: Andrew Kavanagh | Stars: Harry Borland, Callum Gault, Frankie Guida, Isaac Hanlon

Votes: 56

32. Curfew (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 19 min | Short, Drama

On the brink of demise, a self-destructive man who has sadly reached the lowest point in his life, receives an unexpected call from his estranged sister to look after her young daughter for the night.

Director: Shawn Christensen | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Fatima Ptacek, Kim Allen, Dana Segal

Votes: 5,311

33. Fancy-Fair (2011)

20 min | Short, Drama, Family

Today, Nathalie wants to be at her daughter's school performance. She also wants to feel that her husband still loves her and that her children still see her as their mother.

Director: Christophe Hermans | Stars: Dominique Baeyens, Kris Cuppens, Jérémie Segard, Sibel Duquesnes

Votes: 19

34. Kehamälu (2012)

9 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Our body remembers more than we can expect and imagine, our body remembers also the sorrow and pain of the predecessors. Our body sustains the stories of our parents and grandparents as ... See full summary »

Director: Ülo Pikkov

Votes: 34

35. The Kiss (II) (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Drama

Aimee and Steph are up for an adventure; its a hot summer's night and they are fueled by cheap alcohol and teen hormones. The promise of cool water lures the two girls to an isolated ... See full summary »

Director: Ashlee Page | Stars: Nicole Gulasekharam, Briony Kent

Votes: 77

36. Lampa cu caciula (2006)

25 min | Short

A boy convinces his father to go into town and fix their TV.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Marian Bratu, Gabriel Spahiu, Natalia Calin, Alexandru Georgescu

Votes: 350

37. Home Road Movies (2002)

TV-G | 12 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A sweet reminiscence about a family of four children and their RAF-veteran dad, who knows the timetable of every bus in London, but realizes his large family needs a car. He buys a Peugeot ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bradbrook | Stars: Bill Paterson, Phelim McDermott, Amal Anwar, Joseph Ariolt-Edwards

Votes: 180

38. Oh My God (2004)

10 min | Comedy, Short

The horrifyingly hilarious story of a desperate man who comes home to find his family has become the victims of a brutal attack, and proceeds to frame himself.

Director: John E. Bryant | Stars: Darrell Bryant, Michael A. Danburg, Mike Dennis, Jason Foxworth

Votes: 158

39. De beste går først (2002)

9 min | Comedy, Short

Nine oldtimers come upon a young woman stuck in a swamp.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Ole-Jørgen Nilsen, Rolf Brandt, Leif Guldbrandsen, Kjell Gundersen

Votes: 197

40. Donnie (2011)

12 min | Short, Drama

Eleven year old Donnie has conflicts with the boyfriend of his mother. Meanwhile he struggles at his swimming lessons. Is Donnie going to find comfort with his mother or stand on his own feet?

Director: Willem Baptist | Stars: Anke Engels, Juda Goslinga, Twan van Tunen

Votes: 65

42. Cuvar (2011)

26 min | Short, Drama

Bata's understanding of life changes when from a bouncer in a nightclub he becomes guard in a museum of contemporary art. Touched by a controversial artwork, he makes excursion from his class milieu.

Director: Marta Popivoda | Stars: Milos Timotijevic, Milena Moravcevic, Slobodan Pavelkic, Natasa Markovic

43. Paper Hearts (2011)

10 min | Short, Drama

A dysfunctional father and son make a surprising discovery about each other.

Director: Rob Brown | Stars: Gary Cargill, Dylan Goodall, David Robertson, Emily Aston

Votes: 12

44. Þegar Kanínur Fljúga (2011)

22 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When a family of three (plus one rabbit) loses their social housing due to the father lying about being confined to a wheelchair, they are forced to move out and end up living in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Halldór Ragnar Halldórsson, Helgi Jóhannsson | Stars: Gunnar Hansson, Anna Svava Knútsdóttir, Jakob van Oosterhout, Ulfur Gronvold

Votes: 31

45. Drwal (2012)

15 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A dramatic tale of father and son.

Director: Pawel Debski

Votes: 23

46. Felix... (2011)

1 min | Short, Comedy, Family

Every action has a reaction.

Director: Anselm Belser | Stars: Daniela Blaschke, Felix Müller, Paul Ohmert

Votes: 28

47. Under (II) (2011)

23 min | Short, Drama, Romance

A love story about city girl Sydney, a relapsed drug addict, who is convinced to journey to a country cabin by her fiance Tom, in order to clean up.

Director: Mark Raso | Stars: Michael Hogan, Wayne Wilcox, Zoe Winters

Votes: 71

48. La promotion (2012)

25 min | Short, Comedy

For his first board meeting, a recently hired human resources manager doesn't let the fearsome boss intimidate him.

Director: Emmanuel Joucla | Stars: Emmanuel Joucla, Anne Girouard, Luc Antoni, Eric Collado

Votes: 8

49. The Voorman Problem (2011)

TV-PG | 13 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

Doctor Williams is the latest psychiatrist to deal with a smug patient called Voorman who claims to be God himself. Although skeptical, Williams soon gets an eerie feeling that openly malicious Voorman is not simply insane.

Director: Mark Gill | Stars: Martin Freeman, Simon Griffiths, Tom Hollander, Elisabeth Gray

Votes: 956