FILM SELECTION  2021

FILMS NOT IN COMPETITION

 

Film "Light Sparks" – Film during opening of Festival: A short documentary created by a community of people with disabilities in Kosovo, as part of this year's Festival's  preliminary program (events and workshops, supported by the Austrian Delevopment Agency).

PANORAMA

Films supplied by Tirana Filmfestival  (Partner Filmfestival of Art Without Limit Int. Filmfestival)

FILMS IN COMPETITION

  

From a variety of 327 international submissions the best 48 short films were selected for screening at the festival – documentary, drama/fiction and animation films. The wide spectrum does not only span thematically, but also geographically - there are films from the Balkans, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Argentina, Philippines, Guatemala, UK, Australia, India, Canada, USA, Russia, Ukraine, etc.

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257 Down

For Alex Abbott, the moment of truth came when his dirt bike landed on his head and broke his neck.

Abbott had been a winning dirt bike freestyle rider. Now he was a quadriplegic.

During the months Abbott lay immobilized in hospital, the notion of ever getting back on his bike seemed so remote he barely gave it any real thought.

But ten years later, with the help of friends and family, Abbott is on the verge of finding his way back onto two wheels.

'257 Down' is a documentary film about patience, endurance and courage.

It is a story that will inspire people of all abilities to follow their dreams, no matter how inaccessible they might seem.


"A very beautiful film.”
- Hilltop Film Festival of Diversity and Inclusion

 

Key Cast
Alex Abbott

Director
David Porteous

Writer
David Porteous

Producer
David Porteous

Canada, 2020

Documentary – 11:37

 
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After Rio

Emmanuelle Mörch is a disabled tennis player. She represented France at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. The young woman is already thinking about the following: the Tokyo Paralympic Games in two years.

 

Director
Lisiak Pawel

Producer
Herkules Productions

 

France, 2017

Documentary – 12:58

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Aurora

Aurora, an autistic little girl, spends her days with her mother and brother, covered by a veil like a ghost. She has chosen to isolate herself from guilty when his father decided to leave the family.

A voice-over, which represents the consciousness of Aurora, accompanies the whole story that goes on with a mix between past and present, until the resolution of the family drama.

Key Cast
Martina di Caro  "Aurora"
Ilaria Bordenca  "Mother"
Giuseppe Galluzzo  "Brother"
Antonio Bruccoleri  "Father"

Director
Massimiliano Gallo

Writer
Massimiliano Gallo

Producer
Illumina Studio

Italy, 2016
Drama / Fiction – 8:12

 
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Autism and Me

A documentary about Stephanie Lloyd, a person living with the Autistic Disability.

 

Key Cast
Steph Lloyd
Caroline Lloyd
Eloisa Jay Lloyd

 

Director
Eloisa Lloyd

 

Writer
Eloisa Jay Lloyd

 

Producer
Eloisa Jay Lloyd

United Kingdom, 2021

Documentary, Student – 11:00

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Backhand Stroke

 

Monica, a young tennis player, has been selected to represent Spain in an important world tournament, but her life changes completely when cancer is detected. Rubén, an old friend, will be the one who will remind her how to get ahead.

 

Key Cast
Elena Gifer "Mónica"
Roberto Rodríguez  "Rubén"
Vera Cosario "Doctor"

 

Director
Marcos Altuve

 

Writer
Elena Gifer

 

Producer
Elena Gifer

 

Spain, 2020

Drama / Fiction, Student – 13:20

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Barrier Free: The Art of Adam Cohoon

Adam Roy Cohoon (ARC23) is a photographer, filmmaker, artist, and accessibility advocate living in Toronto, Canada. He uses a power wheelchair, and uses creativity and art to address the barriers he faces.

 

Adam Cohoon has operated as an independent Artist and Accessibility Advocate in Toronto, Canada, since 2003, with his work including blogging, photography, filmmaking, and public speaking. His artistic practice and accessibility advocacy have developed through this time, with photography and filmmaking having a larger focus, contingent on recent technological advances of equipment (cameras) in these related fields. Adam is a person living with substantial physical barriers, using a powered wheel chair, and limited in his physical range of motion, specifically his ability to make his art, including photography, filming, and subsequent editing. While barriered for most of his life in the practice of these artistic crafts, recent years have provided technological advances in computing and audio/visual equipment that have helped to reduce the barriers he has faced, resulting in essentially a novel pioneering form of filmmaking and artistic expression from an artist of the disabled community who up until recently, did not have such an option.

 

Director
Fotis Kanteres

Producer
Fotis Kanteres
Adam Cohoon

Canada, 2019

Documentary – 17:00

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Beautiful Bear

Peter is on autism spectrum and lives with a soft toy bear companion called Teddy, who are inseparable. However, one night he must summon the courage to face a situation he has never faced before and for the first time... without Teddy.

 

Key Cast
Luke Fox "Peter"

Director
Stuart Quinn

Writer
Stuart Quinn

Producer
Stuart Quinn

United Kingdom, 2020

Drama / Fiction – 15:00

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Blue Didcot A Power Station

This film documents Shadowlight Artist Lucy Skuce creating an installation based on the now-demolished Didcot A Power Station. The film documents the development of the project with support from Chris Oakley (Shadowlight Artists artistic advisor), and how the piece was developed through the Covid-19 lockdowns during 2020.

 

Director
Lucy Skuce

Producer
Film Oxford

 

United Kingdom, 2020

Documentary – 20:20

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Close your eyes and look at me

Giulia learned to live with eyes closed, reading the words from the back. The unsaid, the part kept behind.

 

Key Cast
Denise Tantucci "Giulia"
Massimo Curti "Guido"

Director
Andrea Castoldi

Writer
Andrea Castoldi

Photography Director
Alessandro Zonin

Producer
Valentina Tomasetto CF-FILM

Italy, 2020

Drama / Fiction – 5:00

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Duende

After the age of forty-five, the love of painting sprouted, she exhibited her paintings and tried to paint by imagining the places she could not go or see. " says. In short, he earns his living with brush marks. Our sister, who won awards such as "artist of the year" and "talent of the year" with her brush, and participated in the award ceremonies with her wheelchair and local dress, is known as the "painter in salwar suit".

 

Cast
Navid Mortezaie
Hasan Rajabi

Director
Mevüt Karabulut

Writer
Mevüt Karabulut

Producer
Mevüt Karabulut

Turkey, 2021

Documentary – 13:17

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Eight Steps

It is about Masina Taule’alo, an autistic university student who talks about his experience in the Australian education system. His parents are also there too, and they talk about the challenges they came across with Masina’s schooling, because of how the system responded to his autism spectrum.

Key Cast
Masina Taule'alo

 

Director
Masina Taule'alo

 

Writer
Masina Taule'alo

 

Producer
Frances Taule'alo
Masina Taule'alo
Setu Taule'alo

 

Australia, 2021

Documentary, Student – 19:05

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Free Bird

Freebird is the coming-of-age story of a boy with Down Syndrome who learns to navigate the world with a loving mother, an absent father, a classroom bully, and a life-long crush.

The Oscar-qualifying film Freebird is the first film co-led by a person with Down Syndrome to qualify for an Academy Award.

 

Key Cast
Tommy Pilling
Maryanne Pilling
Jad Issa
Sader Issa
Claude Kitogo
Karen Gaffney
Linda Slinger
Christophe Pierrecourt

Director
Michael Joseph McDonald
Joe Bluhm

Writer
Michael Joseph McDonald
Joe Bluhm 

Illustrator
David Goldstyn  

2D Animators:
Guillaume Blackburn  
Malcolm Sutherland   
Celia Bullwinkell

Compositor
Myriam Elda Arsenault

Producer
Stefanie Bitton  
Jordan Hart   
Louis Pilotte   
Michael Joseph McDonald

Canada, 2021

Animation – 5:00

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Good Side of Things

 

Everyone knows that life is not easy and in the case of quarantine it has been hard for everyone. However, there are always two sides of everything. Here's an example of how two brothers have taken it. Which side would you be on?

 

Key Cast
Joma Eche  "The brother 1"
Javi Eche  "The brother 2"

 

Director
Alberto Eche

 

Writer
Alberto Eche

 

Producer
Producciones Eche

 

Spain, 2021
Drama / Fiction – 2:08

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Growing up

Olympic Basket Verona turns up the lights. Feelings, habits, emotions that you can feel being on a wheelchair, facing your handicap and challenging your limits one more time. Everything through the eyes of the young Arbez and his teammates. Wheelchair basketball does not end with the referee's whistle. It's a way of life.


Key Cast
Andrea Arbetti

 

Director
Steven Renso

Writer
Steven Renso

Producer
Olympic Basket Verona

Italy, 2020
Drama / Fiction – 18:00

 

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Hearing the Fingers

 

Parents overcame the shock upon finding their son to be deaf and mute but as soon as the child showed his hidden talent, parents encouraged him to become an artist.

 

Key Cast
Amit Vardhan

Director
Manan Kathuria

Producer
Manan Kathuria

India, 2020

Documentary, Student – 13:00

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Hide Your Love Away

When a bullied, abandoned, autistic teen threatens suicide, his group home guardian, an autism dad, must throw him a lifeline or sink in the storm.

 

Key Cast
William Arthur Jenkins  “Josh”
Hunter Douglas  “Zero”
Brian Douglas  “Buck”
Linda Kay Leonard  “Maggie”

Director
Linda Kay Leonard

Writer
Dan E. Burns
Shiitake Mama

Producer
Appleseed Ventures

USA, 2021

Drama / Fiction – 14:17

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Hope in a Painting

The story is about a kid who is disabled, and his art teacher. The Teachers try as he can to paint a picture of him, and hide his flaws throw the picture.

 

Key Cast
Kardox Mohamed Duhoki
Barakat Baxtiyar Omer
Nzar Omer Ahmed

 

Director
Shvan Omar Koramarki

 

Writer
Shvan Omar Koramarki

 

Producer
Shvan Omar Koramarki

 

Iraq, 2019

Drama / Fiction, Student – 6:13

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I'm Super

 

Disabled people realize they don't need fancy super hero costumes – being themselves is super enough.

 

Key Cast
Hayden  "The Ultimate Gladiator"
Sharon  "Super Galah Girl"
Jimmy  "Super Joker"
Melissa  "Wonder Woman"
Mitchell  "Super Twilight Sparkle Pony"

 

Director
Tina A. Wake

 

Writer
Tina A. Wake

 

Producer
Tina A. Wake

Australia, 2021
Drama / Fiction – 6:04

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Keep your feet on the clouds

Fikos is trying to cross the city on his wheelchair, but he constantly encounters obstacles that he can overcome only through imagination.

 

Director
Eleni Lazaridi

Writer
Dimitra Babadima
Christirina Kondaki

  

Producer
Vangelis Tsakas

Director of Photography
Fanourios Kazakis

Greece, 2021
Animation – 2:42

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Lorin

The 10-year-old Lorin shows us impressively open how he masters his everyday life since the diagnosis (type-1 diabetes) 3 years ago. The brave boy tells us about the depths he has experienced and his inner struggles until he made his own personal decision a few months ago. Lorin wants to live without fear and only look forward.

 

Key Cast
Lorin Kulici

Director
Ajas Kulici

Writer
Ajas Kulici

Producer
Ajas Kulici

Switzerland, 2020

Documentary – 3:20

 
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Luminous: A Project in Lockdown

The film documents the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2020 on the Shadowlight Artists, a group of artists with learning and physical disabilities, during the production of their latest project, LUMINOUS.

 

Key Cast
Wendy Belcher
Tom Breach
Richard Hunt
Lucy Skuce
Mark Hemsworth
Danny Smith

Director
Chris Oakley

 

Writer
Chris Oakley
Richard Duriez

 

Producer
Film Oxford

 

United Kingdom, 2020

Documentary – 7:43

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Making Hope a Reality – Early Intervention

Early intervention is a collection of therapy and support services that are provided to children under the age of 6 who are born with disabilities or who are at risk for developing them. It helps to rehabilitate them in society while significantly improving the quality of their life and their ability lead a well-adjusted life in a community.

 

Director
Arin Paul

Cinematography
Navin Muchauria

Writer
Ananya Arin Paul

Producer
Amar Seva Sangam

India, 2019

Documentary – 8:21

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No Difference

On December 4th, 2019, the professional Wheelchair tennis player Gustavo Fernández being number 1 in ranking, resigned his nomination for the Olympia awards. His commitment leads us to reflect on the differences with which the sport performed by people with disabilities is measured.

 

Director
Gerardo Panero

Writer
Gerardo Panero

Producer
Franco Carbone

Argentina, 2021

Documentary – 5:55

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Oleksiy Didash. I am going to the deputies

At the age of 16 Alexei was given the 1st disability group. He practically did not walk and moved in a wheelchair. And then the guy made a promise to himself to do everything possible to become "like everyone is"! 5 years of university studies! Work as a legal adviser! Volunteering in a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF"! And he had a dream to do everything in his power to make his native Mariupol a city of equal opportunities for both people with disabilities and healthy people. The young man decides to be a deputy to fulfill these goals. And he breaks all stereotypes.

 

Key Cast
Oleksiy Didash

Director
Iryna Prudkova (Havrikova)

 

Writer
Iryna Prudkova (Havrikova)

 

Producer
Yaroslav Yanushevysh
Iryna Prudkova (Havrikova)

 

Ukraine, 2020

Documentary – 6:05

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Pacing the Pool

A tiny glimpse into the extraordinary life of Richard Pace. A different approach to life might have seen him crushed under the weight of the physical and mental stresses he has been through since he was a child, however, healing waters have helped him rise above it all!

Key Cast
Richard Pace
Val Pace
Ryan Pace

Director
Radheya Jegatheva

Director of Photography
Justice Goodrick

Writer
Jay Jegathesan
Radheya Jegatheva

Producer
Jay Jegathesan

Australia, 2021
Documentary, Student – 8:29

 
 
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Penalty of Justice

 

Life is wonderful until the sportsman falls into the hands of fate and corrupted criminal system. Losing all, he does not give up: thanks to his father and good lawyer, he seeks justice at the European Court of Human Rights.

 

Key Cast
Bohdan Savitskyy
Roman Kotyk
Tetyana Zhuravel

Director
Slavik Bihun

Writer
Slavik Bihun

Producer
Slavik Bihun
Yuriy Chyzhmar

Ukraine, 2014

Animation – 14:00

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Pitter-Patter goes the Rain

Young musician Dylan is convinced that man forges his own destiny. If everyone takes care of themselves solely then everybody's taken care of. Stumbling into a situation that leaves him unable to perceive the world the way he used to, he finds himself on the losing side of his own thinking, bereft of his crucial senses and unable to fight through this on his own.

 

Key Cast
Artjem Osipenko  "Dylan"
Yasemin Peken  "Olivia"
Hans-Jörg Berchtold  "Dr. Hirschain"
Daniela Schwerdt " Vivien"

Director
Tim Linke

Camera Operator
Dario Finkler

Writer
Tim Linke

Producer
Tim Linke

Germany, 2020

Drama / Fiction, Student – 22:30

Plus One

We see some mimics from Fuat's face. It is not understandable at first sight, but then at the end we understand who he is and it triggers our mind to think it over again, what is normal what is not.

Key Cast
İlyas Rasim Eyüpoğlu  "Fuat"

 

Director
Abdullah Şahin

 

Writer
Abdullah Şahin,

Eda Şahin

 

Producer
Abdullah Şahin

 

Turkey, 2019

Documentary, Student – 1:54

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Positive all the Way

When faced with tremendous obstacles, Sir Philip Craven holds true to his principles. This film explores how the former president of the International Paralympic Committee used these principles as a compass to guide the world’s largest adaptive sports organization to become a global leader for social change.
 

Director
David Ulich
Steven Ungerleider

Writer
Steven Ungerleider
David Ulich
Ted Barnhill
Cindy Kittner

Producer
David Ulich
Steven Ungerleider
Ted Barnhill

USA, 2020

Documentary – 26:55

 
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Reading through the Body

 

What happens when philosophical thoughts are translated into body movements? "Reading Through the Body" is a short documentary film. It shows how a woman who is deaf tries to understand and embody a text by Friedrich Nietzsche (from the book "Thus Spoke Zarathustra").

Key Cast
Lena Schramek

Director
Mersolis Schöne

 

Writer
Mersolis Schöne

 

Producer
Mersolis Schöne

 

Austria, 2016

Documentary – 8:00

Red Pen

 

While the little girl is back from school, she wants to show her father the exam paper to sign it...

 

Key Cast
Ava Sadeghian
Fard Mohammad
Reza Kiamanesh

Director
Afshin Mansouri

 

Writer
Aghil Bahrami

 

Producer
Afshin Mansouri

 

Iran, 2017
Drama / Fiction – 1:37

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Remedy

Alper's, who has hearing impairment and disfigurement, story of clinging to life with art.

 

Director
Tuğçe Sarı

Producer
Tuğçe Sarı

Turkey, 2021

Documentary, Student – 12:42

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Riding to Independence

 

Sometimes people’s lives are radically changed by seemingly random events. When Shane Van Dort, a Disability Support Worker, rode his bike to work one day, he never knew the impact it would have on one of his clients, Adam Sorrell. That one decision led to an amazing journey, a beautiful friendship and stunning personal breakthroughs.

 

Key Cast
Adam Sorrell
Shane Van Dort

Director
Jay Pinkster

Writer
Jay Pinkster

Producer
Jay Pinkster

Australia, 2021

Documentary, Student – 3:58

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Rien que ça

Mélanie, a sparkling young girl full of life, has a dream: to sing. To make her voice soar and resonate on the most beautiful stages. However, she faces a lack of understanding from her family and mockery from her schoolmates.

Key Cast
Mélanie Fabregat  “Mélanie”
Julie Ramondou  “la meilleure amie”

Director
Léo Colomina

Writer
Léo Colomina
Nina Poussin
Samuel Carle
Sandy Blanco

Producer
Sandy Blanco
IUT Béziers

France, 2020
Drama / Fiction, Student – 8:08

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Seeing us Blossom

An artist finds inspiration in challenges that come her way. She pushes the limits in a quest to discover new ways to create her art.

 

Cast
Mostafa Ranjbari

Director
Maria Belenkova-Buford

 

Director of Photography
Brad Reid

Writer
Maria Belenkova-Buford

Producer
Maria Belenkova-Buford

Canada, 2021

Documentary, Student – 3:00

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Signs and Gestures

Florist Clara relies on smell, touch and sound. She has recently been chatting with Art student Simon through a dating app.

They arrange to meet in person. However, during their first date an unexpected situation arises.

 

Key Cast
Grace Whitford  "Clara“
Craig McCulloch  "Simon"
Rebecca Robin  "Tania”
Jack Allen  "Friend"

Director
Itandehui Jansen

Cinematography
Giulia Bragiotto

Writer
Itandehui Jansen

Producer
Reece Smith

United Kingdom, 2021
Drama / Fiction – 12:00

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Songs of the Sea

Songs of the Sea documents Richard Hunt working with artist Sonia Boue to create a large body of new work as part of the Shadowlight Artists's LUMINOUS exhibition December 2020. This film documents Richard recording an improvised song in February 2020, prior to the Covid-19 lockdown. The song is strongly linked to the artwork Richard created working with musician Sara Lowes and Daniel Hulme of Oxford University Faculty of Music.

 

Key Cast
Richard Hunt

Director
Sonia Boue

 

Writer
Richard Hunt

 

Producer
Film Oxford

 

United Kingdom, 2020

Documentary – 4:43

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Super-Able

Marites Burce, a victim of polio outbreak in 1970’s, is now a mother, a wife, an employee & a national para athlete who is preparing for her journey to represent Philippines in ASEAN Para Games to be held in her own country & to be qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics until the CoViD-19 pandemic happens.

 

Key Cast
Marites Burce

Director
Arjanmar Rebeta

Writer
Arjanmar H. Rebeta
Khaye Medina

 

Producer
Arjanmar H. Rebet
Khaye Medina
Geraldine "Jedd" Tan

 

Philippines, 2020

Documentary – 20:00

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The Goddess in the Pool

The film shows the creation of the “Goddess in the Pool” by Argentine painter Guillermo Roux, between January and May 2016,

The protagonists spend a hot summer in an empty pool, dive into a world of paint and, in the process, find a retreat to escape from dreary reality and to get carried away by the magic of art.

Key Cast
Guillermo Roux
Franca Beer
Jorge Salmini

Director
Gerardo Korn
Martin Serra

Writer
Martin Serra
Rudolfo Martinez Mendoza

Producer
Gerardo Korn
Martin Serra

Argentina, 2016

Documentary – 29:55

 

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The Last Form

Death. Unavoidable.

Who’ll be waiting for us, who’ll hold our hand at the end of that long dark tunnel?

The Grim Reaper?

No.

The Bureaucrats.

 

Director
Geneviève Néron

Writer
Geneviève Néron

Producer
Le Bureau - FirmeArtistique

Canada, 2020

Drama / Fiction – 8:33

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The Legend of Oriol

Oriol is a child with cancer who will face the disease with his mother's love and faith in his favorite fictional character, "El Zorro".

 

Key Cast
Dylan Torrell Robertson  "Oriol"
Yaiza González Corbella  "Claudia (Madre)"
Jorge H. García  "Jesús (El Zorro)"
Carlos Magnusson  "Papá Noel"

 

Director
Rubén Jiménez Sanz

 

Writer
Juanjo Buendía
Rubén Jiménez Sanz

 

Producer
Juanjo Buendía

 

Spain, 2020
Drama / Fiction – 22:30

 
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The Man and the Child

 

Mete and his mother live in an old apartment building in Galata where they have just moved to. Mete’s father died two years ago. In this apartment, there lives a blind man named Yakup. He has been living alone since he lost his wife. Mete disturbs Yakup with his mischief all the time. One day, Mete’s teacher gives the students an assignment to make an interview with a handicapped person. Yakup is the only handicapped person that Mete knows. He thinks that as he is blind, he will not recognize him. Yakup requests to ask one question for each question Mete asks. While interviewing, Mete understands the difference between looking and seeing. At the same time, Mete’s opinions about death change, too. He is touched by the fatherly behaviors of Yakup and they build a strong friendship.

 

Director
Tuğba Kozan

Turkey, 2017

Drama / Fiction, Student – 14:57

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The Man of the Trees

 

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso, where he lives with his large family and has worked since he was born 67 years ago.

Daniel as a child falls ill with polio and, although growing without the use of his legs, he is able to follow his father in the family nursery, walking on his hands.

He works immediately with great passion and talent so much that his disability, which for many in Africa means a marked destiny, is for Daniel an opportunity: "I could take two paths: begging or taking my life in hand and devoting myself to work with dignity ". So every day he goes to the garden to work, despite the various difficulties he faces, both those related to his physical condition, and those related to the territory and he is happy, because he can keep the family and pay their studies to children and grandchildren.

Daniel has chosen and won this great challenge and, every day, he sows and cultivates with great effort and gratitude many vegetables and plants.

Often those who have no food go to the garden, because they know that even without money can open that gate, look into the eyes this generous man, who with a few gestures and a few kind words will make him collect and bring home what is necessary to feed.

In over fifty years of activity he has given life to more than a million trees and this is what is most important for Daniel because, as he tells us, his country, because of the drought, needs many trees and does not stop, on the contrary, he dreams of planting another million.

 

Director
Andrea Trivero

Italy / Burkina Faso, 2018

Documentary – 18:55

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The Mother's Screenplay

Avni Hetemi, who after the age of 3 spent his life in a wheelchair. The character of this film documentary, Avni Hetemi, although a person with special abilities, is a communicative and sociable young man, as it is about a really ambitious and very energetic young man who, despite the difficulties in circulation, cannot stop his carriage, both in private and social activities.

The idea of the documentary is to not see these people any differently.

Key Cast
Avni Hetemi

Director
Kastriot Saqipi

Writer
Kastriot Saqipi

Producer
GaniVeseli

Kosovo, 2020

Documentary – 42:07

 
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The World for All

 

The serene play of children on the playground gives way to anxiety. Adults are scared too. The ball got out of hands and is rolling towards ... the wheelchair. A child with cerebral palsy is sitting in it. The first contact took place, the children want to be friends with each other. But it's up to the adults now.

 

Director
Ksenia Roganova

Director of Photography:
Alexander Zatona

 

Writer
Ksenia Roganova

 

Producer
Pavel Roganov
Yulia Yaganova
Yulia Svistunova

 

Russian Federation, 2021
Drama / Fiction – 2:53

 
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Tom's Marbles

 

Tom is a 30-year-old man who suffers from a form of autism that results in him having the mental age of an 8-year-old boy. One day, his sister Eva comes to pick him up from the psychiatric institute where he has been treated since his childhood. Together they must go to a private clinic where their dying father is hospitalised. Throughout their journey, Eva tries to inform her brother of the situation, but Tom remains locked in his own world.

 

Key Cast
Axel Bianchi  "Tom"
Anouck Stephan  "Eva"

 

Director
Christian Vinciguerra,
Rudy Marchello

 

Writer
Christian Vinciguerra

 

Producer
Christian Vinciguerra
Assoc. Les quattre à Strophes

 

France, 2014
Drama / Fiction – 21:34

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Under the Water

Through Barack's eyes, Under the Water describes the story of a daily life in Korogocho, Kenya, in one of the poorest slums of the Third World.

Director
Davide Lupinetti

 

Writer
Davide Lupinetti
Pietro Albino Di Pasquale

 

Producer
Giovanni Zalloni

 

Italy, 2020

Documentary – 8:16

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Unsung Hero - Padma Shri S. Ramakrishnan

Shri S. Ramakrishnan is the founder president of Amar Seva Sangam, Ayikudi, Tamil Nadu, India. He is known for his contributions to the field of rehabilitation for persons with disabilities. He was awarded India's 4th highest civilian award, Padma Shri in 2020 for his social service.

 

Director
Arin Paul

 

Writer
Ananya Arin Paul

Producer
Amar Seva Sangam

India, 2020
Documentary – 8:11

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We all belong

A boy with Richer Collins Syndrome feels frustrated and pessimistic about life and contemplates suicide. He goes in the forest road and hangs the rope, after that he hears a screaming sound from afar to find his classmate who was bullying him in school drowning in the lake and the mud crippling him. To begin to remember the moments and actions he took against him. To remain confused between saving him or taking revenge and letting him drown...

Director
Mohamed Larbi Bourourou

 

Writer
Mohamed Larbi Bourourou

 

Producer
Mohamed Larbi Bourourou

 

Algeria, 2020

Drama / Fiction, Student – 4:30