9FilmFest 2023 Short Film Selection
Director – Maven Li, Katharine O’Hearn
Koji is a horror short film in the first person and third person depicting a person struggling and reliving a trauma of their past.
IT’S OK OT SIMPLY BE ALIVE
Director: Hajime Yoneda
Follows Japanese Buddhist monk Tatsumi, as he made the rounds of Kumamoto alongside people working towards restoration supporting the relief efforts by the Kumamoto earthquake of 2016.
Director: Danial Abroushan
Parsa is in love with his student’s sister. He finds out that Sara’s family is having lunch with someone who might be a serious rival for him.
Director: Mohsen Khodabandeh
A boy is going to earn money for his family with his father’s bicycle wheel.
Director: Eugene Foo
A warrior princess of Inderapura has to choose between a kingdom that comes with a strategic marriage or, to follow her heart for a life of adventure with a man who truly understands her.
HELLO NO ONE
Director: Sonny Louis
HELLO NO ONE is a psychological horror that follows a callous identity thief plagued by hypnotic visions and strange phone calls. As she becomes increasingly unhinged, bits of her own identity begin to disappear.
Director: Jordi Calvet
After two ISIS attacks eerily resemble passages from his latest book, a TV writer finds himself under thin ice when he realizes that the new TV show he’s been approached to develop by a mysterious Turkish production company might be used as a blueprint for the terrorist group’s new attack.
FOOLS OF CRISIS
Director: Cedric Low
Man breaks into a house of another man quarantined for Covid-19.
SOME LIKE TO WAIT
Director: Sergiy Pudich
A young couple’s love story unfolds alongside an old black-and-white movie, forcing them to confront doubts and fears as the girl navigates the delicate revelation. Will they overcome “on-screen tale” idealism and go by their path?
ALL OF US
Director: Charlotte Griffin
Dancers across identities coexist within a common screen space transforming repetition into a parable of the human experience.
Director: Mohsen Afshar
A person lives in his fictitious world and no one has cared about him for years. On the verge of turning forty, after finding his imaginary love after a long time, he confronts her lifeless body and he decides to become a dog.