DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Director/ writer Anthony Nti and writer Chingiz Karibekov create an insightful perspective of child trafficking in Da Yie, a film follows two children and their brush with kidnapping. Set in Ghana where youth kidnappings are on the rise, the issue is not explained through statistics or graphs, but as an inconspicuous and covert operation.  Awarded the Grand Prix at the 42nd International Film Festival Clermont … Continue reading DA YIE – Anthony Nti and Chingiz Karibekov use Ghana’s beauty to instil the audience with confusion

Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s CHUBBY approaches sexual abuse from a unique angle

CHUBBY follows the story of a ten-year-old girl who confesses to her family that she has been sexually abused, and the fallout that ensues as her family members each struggle to come to terms with it. This award-winning short film premiered at Telluride and won the Silver Dragon Award for Best Director of Short Fiction at Krakow Film Festival, the Jury Prize for Best Breakout … Continue reading Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s CHUBBY approaches sexual abuse from a unique angle

Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Winning Oscar-qualifying Awards at South by Southwest and Urbanworld Film Festival, Writer-Director Tomer Shushan rethinks the principles of morality in White Eye; a short film following a man’s efforts to retrieve his stolen bike, now in possession of a stranger. An alumnus of the Minshar School of Arts film department, Shushan is best known for his shorts White Eye and Inside Shells earning screening at … Continue reading Tomer Shushan Award-Winning Short White Eye – Review

Shaun O’Connor’s Live-Action Short A White Horse – Review

Director Shaun O’Connor, writer Paul Cahill and producer Sinead Barry of Three Pin Productions create an enticing and thought-provoking film A White Horse, which focuses on a young lady who is sent to a mental hospital for conversion therapy. This topical and breathtaking film won the Oscar-qualifying Best Irish Short Film Award at Foyle Film Festival. O’Connor and Cahills’ subtle nuances of Bridget’s sexuality encourages … Continue reading Shaun O’Connor’s Live-Action Short A White Horse – Review

Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars

Timo’s Winter (Inverno) has been selected for numerous film festivals across the United States, Turkey, and Albania–Inverno. This beautiful short is a tearjerking film, describing the life of Timo, a young boy living with his extended Greek family of funfair workers, struggling to cope with the unfortunate passing of his mother. The livelihood of the greek family is associated with childlike wonder and joy wildly … Continue reading Giulio Mastromauro’s Timo’s Winter (Inverno) is a magical film that deserves to go all the way to the Oscars