9FilmFest 2023  Short Film Selection

HiF

    Netherlands  29:59

Director – Daan Swinkels

Hif (2023) is a short film (absurdist comedy) that explores the impact of a criminal struggling with hypochondriac thoughts.

MATE 

Australia   33:08

Director – Ben Tarwin

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape

 

KOJI

USA  3:00

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

Japan  34:00

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.

 

 

CORRECTION FLUID

Iran   15:00

 

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.

 

WHEEL RIM

IRAN    11:04

Director:  Mohsen Khodabandeh

A boy is going to earn money for his family with his father’s bicycle wheel.

 

WALINONG SARI 

MALAYSIA   28:45

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

USA     12:45

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.

 

TAKBIR

SPAIN   14:49

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

Malaysia  11:39

Director:  Cedric Low 

Man breaks into a house of another man quarantined for Covid-19.

 

SOME LIKE TO WAIT

ITALY   10:00

 

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

USA   7:13

Director:  Charlotte Griffin

Dancers across identities coexist within a common screen space transforming repetition into a parable of the human experience.

 

THE DOG

IRAN   14:59

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.

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