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Director/Writer: Kangmin Kim // Producer: Open the Portal // USA
A father and son both have the same birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it - but he just can't seem to get rid of it.
Director/Writer/Producer: Måns Berthas // Writer/Producer: Daniel Burman // Sweden
Lukas, a young dedicated metal head, is visiting his recently departed grandfather at the hospital. Despite the bloodline, he doesn’t want the old man to be buried in the family grave. Dark secrets come to light, and when opportunity comes, he seeks revenge.
The Full Story
Director/Writer: Daisy Jacobs // Producers: Elliott Tagg, Geoff Morgan // UK
When the dad next-door walks out, five-year-old Toby discovers that parents leave. As the shock hits, the entire room catapults skywards, morphs in mid-air and lands as a different space. The rooms keep pace with Toby's volatile emotions as home life spirals out of control in the divorce boom of the 1970s and 80s. Forty years on, kaleidoscopic scraps of memory still cling to the walls; and Toby clings to these fragments, trying to piece together the full story.
Director: Matt Meindl // USA
If these walls could talk, they'd ramble. Colors, textures, and patterns of vintage wallpaper are used to create a meditation on space and time.
I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew
Director/Producer: Lei Lei // China
Dave draws the first page of his comic book and excitedly shows it to his friend Lei Lei. Lei Lei is not impressed.
Director/Writer/Producer: Renato Lepsch // Brazil
A punishment boy imprisoned in his room, uses his imagination to free himself and travel far away, somewhere else, there.
Director: Johan Rijpma // Japan, The Netherlands
In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.
Director/Writer/Producer: Kevin Rios // USA
Frankie, a colorful homosexual male in 2017, is inspired to bottom after taking the biggest shit of his life. Broken up into several acts, this "Top-only" Diva will do whatever it takes to become a power bottom.
Almost Nothing: So Continues the Night
Director/Writer: Davor Sanvincenti // Producer: Boris Greiner // Croatia
Film revolves around a light bulb like the Earth around the Sun. Light makes the film visible. In the orbit of the film tragedy and our reality, the image resists the cruelty of the experiment.
Director/Writer/Producer: Shih-Chieh Chiu// Taiwan
This is the story of a teenager who discovers the strange and terrifying reality behind fundamentalism. Warped into an ultra-religious environment from a young age, his surroundings force him to adhere to a rigid and sometimes irrational world-view. One day he gathers the courage to leave his faith behind, and sees that human existence is actually a more nuanced experience than the black and white reality in which he grew up in.