Encounters Film Festival: Lineup

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1. A Brief History of Princess X (2016)

7 min | Short, Biography

A supercharged history of sculptor Constantin Brancusi's infamous 'Princess X'

Director: Gabriel Abrantes | Stars: Joana Barrios, Francisco Cipriano, Filipe Vargas, Laetitia Dosch

Votes: 93

2. A Drowning Man (2017)

15 min | Short, Drama

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

Director: Mahdi Fleifel | Stars: Atef Alshafei, Jalal Qaniry, Thymios Koukios, Rebih El-Saleous

Votes: 140

3. A Place in Nowhere (2016)

7 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

"Until one day... when the first shot was fired, everyone had to leave their homes."

Directors: Bárbara Oliveira, João Rodrigues

4. A Story About My Eyes (2017)

5 min | Short

Bakary Diarra comes from Mali and has two eyes. One is brown, the other blue. This is a story about his eyes.

Director: Guido Hendrikx

5. Adam (III) (2016)

Animation, Short

In the beginning of them She created us.

Director: Evelyn Jane Ross

Votes: 9

6. Aenigma (2016)

11 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

A 3D short film; a surreal journey inspired from the paintings of the acclaimed artist, Theodore Pantaleon. AENIGMA is a A 3D requiem to Form, Feminine-Goddess, eternal Eve, Art. From ... See full summary »

Directors: Antonis Doussias, Aris Fatouros

Votes: 26

7. After All (2017)

14 min | Animation, Short, Drama

A poignant short stop motion film about a middle aged man coming to terms with the loss of his mother.

Director: Michael Cusack | Star: Michael Cusack

Votes: 11

9. Alexithymia (I) (2017)

11 min | Documentary, Short

What's it like to feel no emotion?

Director: Duncan Cowles

Votes: 9

11. Anime (2017)

14 min | Short, Drama

Two hardy orphans survive upon the remains of a humanity that has left them behind.

Director: Arnaud Brisebois | Stars: Ève Lemieux, Alexi Charron

Votes: 6

12. Assholio (2017 Video)

Animation, Short

This short takes us on a familiar journey of a difficult day, as seen from the unfamiliar perspective of a monkey.

Director: Nathan Erasmus

13. Awesome Beetle's Colors (2016)

3 min | Animation, Short, Family

A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy melody, guides us through the ABCs- from Awesome Beetles to Yellow Zebra.

Director: Indra Sproge

Votes: 7

14. Behind the Bars (2017)

5 min | Documentary, Animation, Short | Completed

Based on the poem by Edward Smyth Jones, "Behind the Bars" tells the story of Jones' life of oppression, moving from his early childhood, when he began writing, through the prejudice he ... See full summary »

Director: Neely Goniodsky | Star: Brian Capshaw

15. Behind the Walls (2016)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Habi takes us on a tour around the 5 Towers, her neighborhood. She learns us that an empty square only exists in the head of the person who looks at it that way but if you take a closer look you might think differently.

Director: Hyun Lories | Stars: Mohamed Amin, Habi Kasse, Souleyman Thiam

16. Berlin Metanoia (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

A bear escapes and a whole city goes mad: While all citizens go about their absurd every-day-activities, a bear has managed to free itself from its kennel. Meanwhile Kore has a completely ... See full summary »

Director: Erik Schmitt | Stars: Marleen Lohse, Tino Mewes, Folke Renken, Maxim Mehmet

Votes: 17

17. Birdlime (2017)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A portrait of the exotic bird-trade industry.

Director: Evan Derushie

Votes: 19

18. Blind Vaysha (2016)

PG-13 | 8 min | Animation, Short, Drama

The tale of a girl who could see the past and the future simultaneously and respectively with each eye, but never the present.

Director: Theodore Ushev | Star: Caroline Dhavernas

Votes: 1,902

19. Cake (II) (2017)

6 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Two women sit in a barren dystopian wasteland discussing the best way to die.

Director: Alan Friel | Stars: Maxine Peake, Letitia Wright

Votes: 38

20. Call of Cuteness (2017)

4 min | Animation, Short

While we watch the "cat fail" of the day in cheerful safety, all that remains invisible in this neoliberal nightmare catches up with us.

Director: Brenda Lien

Votes: 77

21. Catawampus (2017)

3 min | Animation, Short, Adventure | Completed

Catawampus is based on the Slavic folktale of Baba Yaga, an old witch who lives in a forest, in a magical house which can walk around on chicken legs. The story follows a regular, 21st ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Mehler | Star: Tom Callis

22. Chapeu de Bico (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama

Carvalho, a bus driver in the outskirts of Sao Paulo, just bought his grandson a very special gift for their first Christmas together. In order to join the family's celebration, he now must... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Saraiva

23. Check the Label (2016)

3 min | Short

Identity and conformity collide as two sisters drift apart.

Director: Eno Mfon | Star: Ashauna Norris

24. Chickens

14 min | Short, Drama, Family | Post-production

In a small farming community, two brothers brutally attack a local boy who sexually assaulted their sister. The three siblings quickly face the threatening consequences of this vengeful act... See full summary »

Directors: Andrew Jeffrey, Andrew Moir | Stars: Hannah Endicott-Douglas, Jack Knight, Oliver Becker, Aidan Greene

25. Chromosome Sweetheart (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short, Romance

An ex-couple in a café, a girl sucking on her girlfriend's hair, a running woman, a fleeing town, a little girl walking along the river. In this world, there are as many forms of love as there are people.

Director: Honami Yano

Votes: 5

26. Close Ties (2016)

18 min | Short, Drama

An elderly couple grumble constantly to each other. But why? At a special dinner the story is revealed.

Director: Zofia Kowalewska

Votes: 74

27. Cream (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

Apparently normal people arriving at a clinic's waiting room start to show their worst behavior.

Director: Lena Ólafsdóttir

Votes: 23

28. Crush (IV) (2016)

Short, Drama, Romance

Crush is a coming of age film about a girl's first crush. One day while waiting for the train to school Ella see's Jamie. For the days to follow she can't get her out of her head.

Director: Rosie Westhoff | Stars: Zara Mirabelle Cooper, Madeline Holliday

Votes: 12

29. Cul-de-Sac (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

In the latest stunner by the team behind the Academy Award-winning short Curfew, a married couple's bubble of suburban normality is punctured when they find a surprise inside their toddler's teddy bear.

Director: Damon Russell | Stars: Shawn Christensen, Phoebe Tonkin, Avery Finn, Mara Kassin

Votes: 189

30. Dahlia (II) (2017)

13 min | Short, Drama

Out of boredom two girls break into a stranger's empty house, setting in motion unintended consequences.

Director: Marysia Makowska | Stars: Luke Dollimore, Sherwin Fraan, Etienne Kille, Robyn-Leigh Lopez

31. Dark Dark Woods (2017)

6 min | Animation, Short

Young princess Maria has had about enough of her royal life - it's all lesson, responsibilities and duties on top of each other, every hour of every day. Overwhelmed, Maria is swept away on... See full summary »

Director: Emile Gignoux

Votes: 33

32. Dead Horses (2016)

7 min | Animation, Short, Drama

In an isolated and unknown place during a war a child is forced to flee. On his way, horse corpses everywhere. Only dead horses. Why? Why horses have decided to kill themselves?

Directors: Marc Riba, Anna Solanas

Votes: 30

33. Death in a Day (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama, Family

Death in a Day tells the story of Evan, a young Chinese boy who, after visiting his comatose father in the hospital, witnesses his mother's struggle and must come to grips with the impending death falling upon their family.

Director: Lin Wang | Stars: Evan Liu, Wei Ren, Allen Theosky Rowe, Junnian Cheng

Votes: 10

34. Deighties (2016)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

A tender look at dating in the golden years of your life - your eighties. Phil, a widower at the age of 86, decides to venture into the unfamiliar world of online dating in a search for companionship.

Director: Mason Fleming

Votes: 13

35. Diagnosis (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama

A seemingly conventional young woman's anxieties reveal themselves through her secretive evening job.

Director: Eva Riley | Stars: Charlotte Spencer, Andrew Bridgmont, Amy Allen, Lisa Diveney

Votes: 71

36. Don't Think of a Pink Elephant (2017)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Layla fights daily against urges and compulsions, until challenged to face her darkest fears.

Director: Suraya Raja

Votes: 9

37. Drop by Drop (2017)

10 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

The last habitants of a village refuse to let themselves sink into oblivion.

Directors: Laura Gonçalves, Alexandra Ramires

Votes: 24

38. Edmund the Magnificent (2017)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

When news breaks that the county pig fete's being revived, the once-legendary Farmer decides to make one final roll of the dice - and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet with ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Ockrent | Stars: Mark Bonnar, David Bradley, Rebecca Front, Ian McKellen

Votes: 30

39. End of the Line (2017)

6 min | Short, Drama | Completed

One mistake and 5 lives in the balance.

Director: Ivan Wanis-Ruiz

40. Exercise One (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

Juli has undergone a gender reassignment surgery, man to woman. A film about a transperson's loneliness and desire for closeness and love .

Director: Victoria Verseau | Stars: Mattias Malmros, Anna Paavilainen

Votes: 5

41. Fabricated (2016)

19 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

A stop-motion adventure ten years in the making, Fabricated is a journey through an alien world that was once our own.

Director: Brett Foxwell

Votes: 49

42. Family Life (2017)

19 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The 25 year old daughter has moved back home to her aging parents. We get to follow the family members in their sexual dreams, their attempts to family solidarity and in vulnerable health. ... See full summary »

43. Fern (2017)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A woman loses her husband and finds a potted plant.

Director: Johnny Kelly | Stars: Monica Dolan, Frank Bourke, Helena Jinx Jones

Votes: 36

44. Filippa (2017)

5 min | Short, Horror

A short horror. A dad comes home after work and his daughter wants to play hide and seek. But is it really his daughter?

Director: Alexander Rönnberg | Stars: Magnus Sundberg, Freja Gustafsson

Votes: 27

45. Films to Break Projectors (2017)

5 min | Animation, Short

'Films to Break Projectors' glues, scrapes and splices 35mm, 16mm and 8mm film to create unprojectable celluloid collages. Reanimating the material reveals traces of ambiguous narratives that emerge from the complex loops.

Director: Tim Grabham

Votes: 12

46. Finding Freddie (2017)

5 min | Short, Comedy, Music

Is this the real life? Or is this just fantasy? After a tip-off he's not really dead, a documentary crew embark on a journey to track down the whereabouts of Freddie Mercury. To their surprise, they find him. He's alive ... and Welsh.

Directors: Ross Brierley, Joshua Sadler | Stars: Ross Brierley, Laurence Budd