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NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB

Directed by: Yves Piat
Principal Cast: Eltayef Dhaoi, Mohamed Ali Ayari
Photo Credit: Lyes Salem
Country: France
Running Time: 17:00

Synopsis: In Tunisia, two football-loving, young brothers find a donkey lost in the middle of the desert on the border with Algeria. But why is the animal wearing headphones over its ears?

DEBRIS

Directed by: Julio Ramos
Principal Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Karren Karagulian
Photo Credit: Philip Klucsarits
Country: USA
Running Time: 14:00

Synopsis: After a disastrous event on his construction site, Armando acts quickly to save his crew, but instead stumbles upon an unspeakable truth. An intense and visceral glimpse of the grim world of human labor trafficking.

DRIVING LESSONS

Directed by: Marziyeh Riahi
Principal Cast: Linda Kiani, Alireza Sanifar, Salar Khamseh, Sanaz Mesbah
Photo Credit: Majid Gorjian
Country: Iran
Running Time: 12:48

Synopsis: Local laws say Bahareh's husband must accompany her to driving lessons so she and her instructor will not be alone, a task made more complicated when the two men don't get along.

TIPPED

Directed by: Alysse Leite-Rogers
Principal Cast: Fiona Vroom, Brian Markinson, Teryl Rothery, Beverley Elliot
Photo Credit: Mirza
Country: Canada
Running Time: 13:48

Synopsis: A waitress at an upscale restaurant reaches her tipping point with a table of difficult customers and concocts a special dish of revenge.

SYLVIA

Directed by: Richard Prendergast
Principal Cast: Jolie Lennon, Gaynor Fraser, Maisie Prendergast, Rowan Biddisombe
Photo Credit: Richard Prendergast
Country: United Kingdom
Running Time: 15:12

Synopsis: Our love affair with the automobile means that a car can feel like it is part of the family. Sometimes it's more than that.

THE MATCH

Directed by: Pia Andell
Principal Cast: Milka Ahlroth, Nina Hukkinen
Photo Credit: Antti Ruusuvuori
Country: Finland
Running Time: 15:38

Synopsis: Two middle-aged women turn a friendly game of tennis into an intense competition but stand united at the end of the match when they discover one thing in common.

MALOU

Directed by: Adi Wojaczek
Principal Cast: Romina Küper, Veronica Ferres
Photo Credit: Stephan Frohlich
Country: Germany
Running Time: 14:00

Synopsis: Rejected by a famed dance school, Malou gets a chance to prove that she's destined for a career as a dancer despite the odds seemingly stacked against her.

THIS TIME AWAY

Directed by: Magali Barbe
Principal Cast: Timothy Spall, Jessica Ellerby
Photo Credit: Gabi Norland
Country: United Kingdom
Running Time: 14:00

Synopsis: An elderly man lives as a recluse, haunted by his past and memory of the family he once had, until a non-human visitor arrives and disrupts his isolation.

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Directed by: Florence Keith-Roach
Principal Cast: Florence Keith-Roach, John Standing
Photo Credit: Sarah Cunningham
Country: United Kingdom
Running Time: 13:08

Synopsis: When Annabelle wakes up alone in a stranger's bedroom on her 30th birthday, she thinks the day cannot get any worse. But then Bernard walks in and he is not the man of her dreams.

AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Directed by: Fon Davis
Principal Cast: A. Leslie Kies, Victor Manso
Photo Credit: Joel Hodge
Country: USA
Running Time: 13:08

Synopsis: In an apocalyptic future, a lonely government worker finds solace with a soldier during the last World War. But their future together is threatened when the soldier is sent back into battle.