JFF SEASON 1
DURATION: 6:00 Min
Travelogue Tel Aviv - Samuel Patthey
A young art student from Switzerland arrives for six months in Tel Aviv. Through drawing he will learn to analyse, understand and free himself to this contrasted environment.
DURATION: 24:39 Min
About Patience - Till Gmuer
He scores goals like Ronaldo. Though reading out loud or writing doesn't work as well. But as shy Noah falls in love with a girl, neither nimble feet nor a quick tongue matter and the key to fortune is something else: patience.
DURATION: 10:00 Min
Lingua Absentia - Kate Raney, Jeremy Bessoff
Lingua Absentia is a paper cut-out animation, about a mother and her schizophrenic daughter, Abby. Guided by the mother’s voice-over narration, the film takes the viewer through Abby's severe cancer treatment and her long process to recovery.
DURATION: 14:46 Min
ALZHAÏMOUR - Pierre Van de Kerckhove
Louise, aged 68, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and lives in a nursing home. Her daily life is riddled with sadness because her son Daniel is no longer visiting her, discouraged by his mother's memory lapses. The arrival of a new patient in the home (Leo, 82), who is also suffering from Alzheimer's disease, will upset Louise's life ... but also that of Daniel!
DURATION: 13:33 Min
Masquerading: To Hell and Back - Sofia De Fay
Two hilarious and eccentric old drag queens living in Cape Town, South Africa remember their lives and how they survived years of brutal and terrifying discrimination.
DURATION: 7:03 Min
Chrysalis - Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez
Based on an old legend about the butterfly‘s struggles, the film is the symbolic metaphor of rebirth after death and fascination with the human innate drive to survive.
DURATION: 5:06 Min
Stars - Han Zhang
Grandpa and grandson street sellers sell stars in a town near the shore. One night, they run out of the stars…
DURATION: 1:52 Min
Step by Step - Kevork Demirjian
The attempt to find meaning of the thoughts that linger in the back of the mind.
DURATION: 4:48 Min
You Too - Daniel Schippers
Daniel and Steven are the best of friends. A day of fishing brings them closer yet.
DURATION: 3:46 Min
Level 4 - Charles Copsey
Two first-time criminals find themselves out of luck when their getaway vehicle is clamped up in a multi-storey car park.
DURATION: 14:14 Min
Under The Weather - Patrick O'Mahony
During a seemingly normal day Ed discovers a secret room, a crazy old man and a conspiracy that sets him on course for a life changing decision.
DURATION: 3:54 Min
Adina E - Changing - Yoni Goodman
A music video for Adina E’s song “Changing”: A young girl runs away from home, feeling the need to escape the pain in her world. Not knowing where her path will take her, she heads out on a journey of self discovery.
BREAK - 20:00 Min
DURATION: 3:52 Min
INSOMNIA - Andrii Andreiev Olga Andreieva
Insomnia… half asleep, half-waking… images are blurred, colors are fading away, thoughts are melting… you are immersing deeper and deeper inside yourself, here you are already flying over sleeping nature, you are merging with it in eternal quietness…
DURATION: 24:50 Min
Adventure Not War - Max Lowe
Adventure Not War is the story of three U.S. veterans traveling back into the mountains of Iraq on a mission to heal woundsand experience the country and its culture without the shadow of war.
DURATION: 13:17 Min
The Big Night - Pierre-Joseph Secondi
While his wife is away for the weekend, Julien decides to invite an old friend to spend the evening together as in the good old days. However, nothing will happen as expected and a big night awaits them.
American Fishtrap - Chasen Parker
Somewhere in Texas, the day after the American Civil War: two confederate brother in laws returning home, must set right back out to rescue their kidnapped loved one with the help of a clever slave told from his perspective.
DURATION: 6:08 Min
The Inner Fire - Alexander Knauer
Years ago, Florian caused a fire in which several people died. The guilt is a burden for him and so he tries to get rid of it. It's a radical decission.
DURATION: 14:59 Min
Mr. Bowling Ball - Costantino Ciminiello, Ian A. Sproul
Upon breaking and entering into a home in the San Fernando Valley, our silent felon finds that all is not what it seems in this modern noir crime thriller.
BREAK - 20:00 Min
DURATION: 53:48 Min
The Last Pig - Allison Argo
THE LAST PIG is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive and experiential, the film follows a pig farmer through his final year of slaughtering pigs.
duration: 17:00 Min
Recherche - Andrea Belcastro
“Recherche” is a project of a cinematic story that develops along an essentially nonlinear and abstract path, searching for the meaning of life through scraps of past and future memories, no matter whether in an internal or external time dimension.
duration: 18:54 Min
The Sandman - Lauren Knapp
A doctor walks the line of his own morality as he participates in executions, while personally opposing capital punishment.
duration: 7:56 Min
Sweet Things - Henry K. Norvalls
A photographer meets a potential employer for an interview, but quickly understands that they have different expectations for the meeting. How much is she willing to swallow to get the job?
DURATION: 13:00 Min
MEOW - Chris Jopp
MEOW is a bloodstained genre mash offering life lessons in demonic cats, dubious landlords and overbearing mothers. Samantha is a strong willed young woman in her 20s, who ignores her landlord’s strict No Pets policy and takes in a stray cat from the alleyway behind her newly settled apartment. She grows attached to the kitten she dubs Meow, but amidst a series of shockingly bloody occurrences begins to think the sweet kitten may be capable of murder. Meow gleefully employs familiar elements of horror, comedy, and film noir that all unite in a genre defying twist that challenges viewers’ typical expectations.
DURATION: 9:14 Min
DUELOS (BEREAVEMENT) - Yolanda Román
A child loses his pet because it is traveling to a place where it can be cured. A man watches his wife is battling the bull she cannot tame. A couple throw in the towel because their fight will never end. And the three stories share the same end... A time of bereavement.
Horla - Gabriel Galand
In the end of the 19th century, an isolated aristocrat becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.
BREAK - 20:00 Min
DURATION: 25:00 Min
Behold, such clown - Jacob Pilgaard
On his very last day working as a hospital clown, Elias encounters his past when he meets a dying girl. A meeting which may finally give him redemption for his mistakes.
DURATION: 3:05 Min
Freedom - Ayaka Furukawa
Girl A sneaks out of her repressive town and meets Girl B, who opens her eyes to the world around her. After that magical night Girl A decides to leave the town she’s always know to be with someone she truly loves.
DURATION: 17:31 Min
One Hundred Years Running - Domenico G.S. Parrino
This is the story of Giuseppe Ottaviani, a 100 years old athlete. Step by step, when he was 70 he discovered that he could show his philosophy through athletics, as his personal answer about the meaning of life which finds confirmation in the eternal cyclical Nature.
DURATION: 1:30:00 MIN