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Drama / USA / 12 min.

Bronx, NY, 2017; A Veteran Homicide Detective becomes increasingly demented and obsessed as he hunts down an unknown serial killer. In his quest, he loses his family, his sanity and almost his life. This film is based on true events.

Director: TJ Sansone
Producer: Tom Brown, Michael Ricigliano
Writer: Michael Ricigliano, Sal Lifrieri
Cast: Edoardo Ballerini, Erin Wegner, Brooks Ray
Occam's Razor

Experimental / USA / 18 min.

On a winter night in 1986, three travelers are plagued by mysterious events at an isolated motel in Death Valley.

Director: Makan Talayeh
Producer: Tautis Skorka
Writer: Makan Talayeh
On the Road

Suspense/Thriller / Poland / 24 min.

During a ride a woman picks up a hitchhiker. From the very beginning the man doesn't come across as trustworthy and the woman, anxious and feeling the growing threat, decides to pick up one more person. In the confined space of the car the three strangers begin a tense game.

Director: Bartosz Nowacki
Producer: Bartosz Nowacki, Michal Sterzynski
Writer: Bartosz Nowacki
Cast: Magdalena Boczarska, Szymon Bobrowski, Adam Bobik
Dark Social

Suspense/Thriller / Germany / 10 min.

Global Village, digital generation: mysterious sexual assaults, real and virtual identities, a policewoman who becomes obsessed with the hunt... but who is she after? A socio-critical tech-noir debut film, showing the alarming dangers of new technologies.

Director: Catharina Isenburg
Producer: Catharina Isenburg
Writer: Catharina Isenburg
Cast: Aled Bidder, Julia Thorne, Alix Martin
The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

Drama / Germany / 29 min.

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political.

Director: Paul Philipp
Producer: Moritz Helmes
Writer: Belo Schwarz
Cast: André Hennicke, Dante Gutierrez Janssen, Jasmin Schwiers
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