Short Film Competition

The Ballad of Holland Island House

Lynn Tomlinson | USA  | 2014  | 4min32

In verses, we get to know the story of the rising of the seas water at Chesapeake Bay.

Brazil's Warrior Women

Paul Redman | UK  | 2014  | 7min32

Part of the series If not us, who? Get to know the Brazilian women that work collecting the babassu plant and their fight to keep the activity afloat.

Pure Rent

Hasan Kilic | Turkey |2015 | 3min

Until when we will be able to breath, if we continue to cut trees down?

Play Date

Sepideh Borjinia | Iran | 2014 | 3min30

In the field, children play without noticing it is filled with landmines that seem to be dolls.

Suddenly our life changed

Aleksey Balashov | Ucrania | 2014 | 2min50

This film was made by children for adults. The inhabitants of refugee-from-Ukraine-camp (located in a children health camp “Pioneer”, Rostov region, Russia) tells why they had to leave their home. This is a message to the world about the genocide happening in eastern Ukraine today.

Flutter

Oguzhan Çakmak | Turkey | 2015 | 2min50

The destiny of man and the fish is the same because of water consumption.

Ecuador with closed Eyes

Daniel Sánchez Chamorro | Spain | 2014 | 19min30

Ecuador is a country full of changes that is fighting to achieve development. Manos Unidas is helping its way. Poetry guides us to discover it, with our eyes closed.

I love Haiti

Jorgen Johansen | Haiti, Norway | 2013 | 4 min

After the earthquake in 2010, Jerry Rosembert – a Haitian street artist - has spread awareness about the situation of Haiti and hope for a better future through his street art. In a country where about 50 percent of the population is illiterate, visual communication is important. Jerry´s work stand as a symbol of resilience and strength in a still difficult time for Haiti.

Damming our Future

Jettie Word | USA | 2014 | 11 min

Damming Our Future sheds light on the impacts that will take place if 12 more mega-dams are constructed in Sarawak, Malaysia. These dams are driving species extinction, accelerating climate change and significantly degrading the livelihoods of indigenous communities. The film offers alternative forms of energy development that would ensure a more sustainable future for the environment and the people of Borneo.

Chicken Cube

Anna Penkner and Renate Pommerenig | Germany | 2014 | 4 min

Chicken Cube is the chicken of the next generation. Its compact, reduced shape guarantees perfect space arrangement and offers endless possibilities. Whether this is also in the animal's interest or not is another story…

Gerais

Tiago Carvalho and Arthur Frazão | Brazil | 2014 | 16 min

At the north region of Minas State, the inhabitants try to update their traditions in order to preserve their life style and territory.

Followed by a Q&A with directors

The Eaters

Besim Ugzmajli | Kosovo| 2015 | 3min20

A man who wants to eat everything, every kind of fruits, everything he can dream of, in the present, future and the past. However, in the end, he realizes that he is eating his own head!

Home

Orhan DEDE | Turkey | 2014 | 8min03

The nations of the world as a whole have been subliminally adapted to the situation, but let us think of this for a moment from the eyes of a Syrian child.

My beautiful city

Mohamad Ebrahim Shahbazi | Iran | 2013 | 2 min

An artist is drawing his town…

New Market

Sebastiano Caceffo | Italy | 2014 | 12 min

This documentary follows the path distribution that usually carries the fruits and vegetables to our tables. The film gives voice to the people who have found an alternative to the consumer system that has grown based on waste. This new generation that is not ashamed to oppose irrational madness accepted by all simply because of habit.

The Ocean Maker

Lucas Martell  | USA | 2014 | 10 min

After the seas have disappeared, a courageous young female pilot fights against vicious sky pirates for control of the last remaining source of water: the clouds.

Poop on Poverty

Vijay S. Jodha | South Africa | 2014 | 6 min

Set on the edge of the Thar Desert and in the middle of world’s biggest camel fair, this film looks at the underbelly of one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in the world. The film highlights a challenge faced by 2.5 billion people on our planet everyday – access to cooking fuel. It is also a tribute to human ingenuity and sound environmental practice – turning animal waste into energy that reduces dependency on biomass and conserves natural resources.

The Survivor

Ahmad Mokari | Iran | 2014 | 2 min

The conflict generated by man with his carelessness with nature and the inconveniences that this causes.

Worse than poop

Vanessa Warheit | USA | 2014 | 6min15

Who says CO2 pollution can’t be funny? In this delightful short, an 8-year-old climate scientist and the Green Ninja take on a fleet of pooping cars to save the world.

No Jile

Carolina Davila | Venezuela | 2014 | 10 min

An elderly man anchored to his homeland, has to struggle searching for water to survive. However, today this is a lost battle. The old man is forced to leave his country, assuming all that this means, and becomes a climatic refugee.

Tantalum

Johannes Richard Voelkel | Germany | 2014 | 5 min

A film against children’s slavery in rare earth mines in the Republic of Congo. TANTALUM - Two raw material traders have a negotiation of prices on the phone. Little by little, they get disturbed in a strange and unexpected way.

Ants Apartment

Tofiq Amani | Kurdistan, Iraq|  2014 | 10min38

This story is about a threesome family that lives in the Ants apartment in one of the deserts of Iraq after the war. One day a strange thing happens that changes their lives…

A River in Dispute

Marcio Isensee e Sá | Brazil | 2015| 22min03

In the eve of losing their land to one more humongous dam, named strategic by the government, the community of the Tapajos River, one of the most preserved in the country, prepares to defend their belongings.

Followed by a Q&A with director

A Trip to the Countryside

Enrique Conde | Venezuela, Spain | 2014 | 9 min

A Venezuelan young couple is spending their free day at countryside. In such a beautiful place, they are discussing their future. Despite their best expectations, cruel reality will prevail.

Go Get it, Tafarinha

George Augusto | Brazil | 2015 | 5 min

Two young natives navigate the Amazon River collecting goods that will allow them to play the greatest game on Earth.

Followed by a Q&A with director