A Better Place Than This (24 min.) Directed by Daniel Grove. From Australia/Singapore/USA.
A lonely Singaporean death row guard tries to help a young Australian convicted of drug trafficking accept her fate. Inspired by the true life figure Darshan Singh, Singapore’s former chief executioner.
More info: www.facebook.com/betterplacethanthis
Late Spring (15 min.) Directed by Zachary Kerschberg. From Tunisia/USA. Mahmoud, a petty clerk in a police staion, must suddenly choose sides when a tortured prisoner asks him for help.
More info: www.windmillsandgiants.com
Little Kyota Neon Hood (20 min.) Directed by Satsuki Okawa. From Japan. A Japanese boy with a neon protective hood finds comfort in a post disaster country by befriending a foreigner who returns to the town he once fled. More info: www.facebook.com/littlekyota
No Tiene Gracia (Not Funny) (15 min.) Directed by Carlos Violade. From Spain. Manolo and Maria are in love and live together. Manolo likes to play practical jokes, and Maria has a lot of patience and a good sense of humor. However, Manolo doesn’t quite realize the importance of considering the consequences
of his jokes.
Son lndochine (9 min.) Directed by Bruno Collett. From Vietnam. Animated. An older Vietnamese man recalls memories of the American war. A grand prize best animation winner at the 2013 RIIFF.