OFFICIAL SELECTION 2023
Streaming from January 27 to February 10, 2023 on Whush.com.
A Feast That Never Comes [8m] (USA) by Maria Juranic
Synopsis: Four characters inhabit cycles within cycles of contentment, discontentment, inertia, movement, desire, and betrayal. A story emerges—told through the marriage of music (Ex-Fiancée) and dance (ChrisMastersDance)—functioning as a set of nesting dolls, inviting you to uncover as many layers as you wish.
Smell of pain-t (Italy) by Damiano Rossi
Synopsis: A story of creeping violence underscores the eternal question of dual human nature. A laceration. Running time: 00:04:17.
Chicago (Portugal) by João Pombeiro
Synopsis: This animated short film/music video was created by the director/animator João Pombeiro for the track "Chicago" by the Chicagoan musical producer Lance Skiiiwalker. Both video and music are homages to the spirit of Chicago and its people. As we travel from the Southside to Downtown we go through a collage of historical references, from civil rights movements to architecture, music, culture, and its diverse social fabric that thrives on the diversity of its multicultural neighbourhoods and communities. "CHICAGO" is taken from the EP "Tales From The Telescope Chapter 2: Internal Shine". Running time: 00:03:40.
Jewels (Mexico) by Jorge Luis Fortanell
Synopsis: Rogelia is a strange-looking being and very insecure about their appearance. When they turn on the TV, Valgur’s music takes them into a journey of jewelry and self acceptance. Running time: 00:03:35.
Yo-Yo (Croatia) by Lucija Bužančić
Synopsis: Some people feed pigeons and feed on pigeons. This is a short love story between good people and their good pigeons. Running time: 00:03:00.
Ruined Arbor (Mohsen Namjoo) (Iran) by Kasra Yazdani, Golrokh Hemmati
Synopsis: Music is based on an old Iranian poem about a carpet weaver girl weaving a carpet under a ruined roof. Images have been photographed from different carpets of Iranian ethnicities. Running time: 00:02:00.