Short Film: THIS, WHICH I HAVE, 16min., Poland, Drama/Thriller

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Enclosed space. A feeling arises between Artur and Julia. Love, despite many limitations, wants to escape beyond the walls. The battle begins from the very first moment. Their victory seems inevitable. Can something stop them?

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    TO, CO MAM
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    Short, Student
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    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
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Director Biography – Mehmet Tığlı (SPIZELLA)

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Mehmet Tığlı was born in İstanbul in 1970. He graduated from Marmara University in 1991. He completed cinema courses at İFSAK in 1989. He won best screenplay awards of Orhon Murat Arıburnu National Art Awards in 1992 and 1993. He was assigned as a jury member at many short-film festivals. Mehmet Tığlı is also Marketing and Communication lecturer at Marmara University since 1993.

His first short film ‘Twin Stars-İkiz Yıldızlar’ was shot in June, 2016. ‘Twin Stars’ was officially selected to 58 international festivals and won 22 awards until the end of 2017. His second film High Calorie-Yüksek Kalori was selected to 45 international festivals and won 24 awards until 2018. His third short film A Ferry Tale-Bir Vapur Masalı was officially selected to 97 international festivals and won 46 awards.

Director Statement

I believe in the power of independent and low-budget movies. I usually write my stories from the real life’s testimonials. Life is cinema…

Short Film: SPIZELLA, 20min., Germany, Drama

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Spizella is a word with Latin and Greek origin and it means ‘sparrow’. Spizella is the story of a father and his daughter with troubled family relationships, which have become even more troubled after the death of the mother. The father keeps forcing his daughter to keep the mourning attitude alive and ongoing within the house and he tries to keep his communication with her very limited. This gloomy house is no different than a cage for this timid girl. The strong revival of her childhood memories and dreams by means of a souvenir suitcase left from her mother can bring the girl a glimpse of happiness.

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Director Biography – Eleonora Ivone (OPEN YOUR LIPS)

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Roman, she was trained as an actress by following several acting schools and stages:
Actor’s Studio method with Susan Strasberg (1995),
Stanislavskji method with Russian teacher C. Dolganov (1994),
Student of actresses and teachers Fulvia Mammi and Elsa Polverosi (1993-1998)
Acting school directed by Beatrice Bracco (1996),
Steges with Susan Strasberg (1997)
Stages with Greta Seacat (2000-2001) teacher of the actor’s New York studio.
She has been the testimonial of many commercials in Italy, Europe and the USA.
She is a screenwriter with Angelo Longoni and director of the short film “OPEN LE LIPS” on the subject of child abuse.
The film, presented at the Venice Film Festival and at the Rome Festival, was received with great interest and is participating in numerous national and international festivals and to date has won the following awards:
Terra di Siena Film Festival – Award for the best first film
Festival of Peoples and Religions of Terni – Award for Best Screenplay and Soundtrack

Director Statement

“OPEN YOUR LIPS” is my first short film, my first director. I did it with the will to use cinema in its most important function: the social denunciation. To give voice to all those children who could not speak.

Short Film: OPEN YOUR LIPS, 8min., Italy, Drama

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A story begun and never finished.
A story caused by the most ferocious instincts of the human being and that is repeated every day.
It is terrible but 85% of cases of pedophilia occur in the family.
Coming out of pain and guilt is impossible for an abused child. Even the years cure the wounds.
And what happens in the abused child’s brain? And above all how does that child become an adult? Sometimes the desire to do justice alone for those adult children is the only way to go.
For those who have suffered the worst wrongs “there is no forgiveness and there is no revenge” there is only the desperate need to go further.


Director Biography – Ignacio Lasierra Pinto (FIRST COMMUNION)

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Ignacio Lasierra is PhD in Communication. He studied the Master of Script Fiction for Film & Television from the UPSA (Salamanca) and the Master in Film, Television and New Technologies from the URJC (Madrid). He has written and directed the short films: Al otro lado (2002), Rastro (2006), Salomón (2008), La granja (2011) and the short documentary Mi tío Ramón (2015). He has received numerous awards at various national and international festivals. Currently, he´s Lecturer and researcher at the San Jorge University (Spain).


Short Film: FIRST COMMUNION, 20min., Spain, Drama

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Maria wants to make her deceased mother;s last wish come true. Nevertheless, in her family, nobody seems to care.

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    June 1, 2018
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