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Tumbling Birds

Drama / Germany / 19 min.

The beginning of summer, the end of Svenja's childhood: defenselessly she has to bear the cruelties and bullying from dazzling Janine and the rest of her peers, all for a little recognition. What Svenja is wiling to sacrifice, comes as a surprise not only for Janine.

Director: Esther Bialas
Producer: Julia Ritschel
Writer: Lena Krumkamp
Cast: Anouk Boedeker, Eva Nuernberg

Action/Adventure / USA / 19 min.

Jason Bourne and Blood Diamonds comes to Middle School. It is 2001. Gunn, a student experienced in trading illegal contrabands, acts as a liaison between traders. Now he's got to pull one last job to win the girl he loves—Felicia—who has an agenda of her own.

Director: Bruce Li
Producer: Julian Cohen, Jonathan Qualtere
Writer: Bruce Li, Michael Piel
Cast: Joe Lenihan, Kiera McNeill
Be With Me

Drama / USA / 25 min.

Eddie is an eleven-year-old boy who lives alone in an illegal brothel ever since his mother escaped. He lives in his own world, thinking of nothing but her return, but when a young trafficked girl arrives, something stirs inside of him.

Director: Yeonchul Lee
Producer: Lindsay McClung
Writer: Yeonchul Lee
Cast: Tai Urban, Tessa Germaine
The Assistant

Drama / USA / 9 min.

A disgruntled photographer's assistant pretends to be his boss when a young actress arrives early for her photo shoot.

Director: Dave Hill
Producer: Dave Hill
Writer: Dave Hill, Seth Luther
Little Secret

Drama / Czech Republic / 21 min.

We've all covered things up, but what happens when the consequences begin to snowball, and every minute it becomes harder and harder to take back the lie. Little Secret is inspired by a true story that happened in April 2012 in the Czech Republic and became a national scandal.

Director: Martin Krejci
Producer: Daniel Bergmann, Martin Krejci
Writer: Martin Krejci
Cast: Adam Misik, Klara Cibulkova

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