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We present Filminute – The International One Minute Film Festival: a collection of the world’s best ultrashort films, each delivering a complete story in 60 seconds.

Love at first light

Ireland
Director: Caroline Grace-Cassidy
Cast: Steve Gunn, Sarah Flood, Gail Brady
Producer: Kevin Cassidy
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

The morning after the night before reveals itself.

Paijana

India
Director: Rohin Raveendran
Cast: Debanshu Shekhar Jha, Aparajita Dey, Sheela Arora, Shubham Mondal, Bimal Krishna Tewari, Lipika Jalui, Mehak Nagia, Ishu Nagia, Bhaskar Gupta
Producer: Ippirival Productions
Genre: drama

Plot summary

The room reveals a peaceful sense of intimacy.

The Morning After

India
Director: George Mangalath Thomas
Cinematography: Pooja Sharma
Cast: Dinker Sharma, Sanghmitra Hitaishi
Editor: Vijay Singh Tomar
Genre: drama

Plot summary

A happy ending seems within grasp.

Substory

Norway
Director: Nicolai Darre
Cinematography: Daniel Warren
Cast: Sandra Bringsjord Pape, Elg Elgesem
Editor: Tore Nilsen
Producer: Frederik Hestvold
Genre: drama

Plot summary

On an empty subway car two people bond in an unusual way.

Goodbye Mr. Nice Guy

Romania
Directors: Ana Ilieșiu & Matei Branea
Cinematography: Luchian Ciobanu
Script: Miruna Vasilescu
Sound: Andrei Petre-Tatu
Visual effects: Silviu Vișan
Genre: drama

Plot summary

Break-ups are tough, even if you are perfect and it’s not your fault.

Edge of seventeen

South Korea
Director: Nuri Jeong
Cast: Jihye Yoon
Cinematography by: Jeonghyun Yim
Film editing by: Nuri Jeong
Genre: horror

Plot summary

A girl on her way home hears a voice in the elevator.

Styx

UK
Director: Matt Mitchell
Cast: Fabrizio Santino, Sarah Langrish-Smith, Richard Banks, Lee Adach
Cinematography by: Liam Morgan
Genre: horror

Plot summary

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Unless you are already dead.

The Thief

Norway
Director: Nicolai Darre
Cast: Hedda Marie Bay, Sandra Bringsjord Pape
Cinematography by: Trond Høines
Genre: thriller

Plot summary

A thief has second thoughts.

Stitched Up

UK
Director: Martin Moseley
Cast: Ruperth Shelbourne, Faith Flint
Cinematography by: Saul Gittens
Genre: horror

Plot summary

An engineer resolves his relationship issues.

Rematch

Romania
Director: George Molesag
Cast: Iuliana Daniela Ioniche, Marin Palii
Cinematography by: Marius Besu
Genre: horror

Plot summary

The game will continue after the break.

Discover five one minute comedies. Powerful and funny stories developed in no more than 60 seconds. A magician, a high school teacher, a man having a love affair, a nonconformist explorer and an unusual driver are the characters from the 5 international films presented on Cinepub and produced in India, USA, France and Norway.

Punchy

Romania
Director: Răzvan Dü
Cast: Teodora Colț, Alfredo Minea, Laur Drăgan, Adi Gheo & Victor Șef
Cinematography by: Eduard Pârvu
Film editing by: Răzvan Dü
Genre: action

Plot summary

Girl vs. Street punks.

Confession

Russia
Director: Natalia Gurkina
Cast: Evgeny Venediktov, Olesya Astapova, Evgeniya Kozyreva
Cinematography by: Elena Shchurova
Genre: romance

Plot summary

A love story within a love story.

Leo never gives up

Hungary
Director: Bálint Klopfstein-László
Cast: Gábor Király, Tamara Szilvia Csillag & Nora Nagy
Cinematography by: Bálint Orosz
Genre: drama

Plot summary

Leo’s room is filled with an endless series of mysterious numbers…

Space Oddity

Turkey
Director: Seyhmus Altun
Cast: Hasan Canberk Karacay, Alpay Arıcan, Cem Büyük, Melisa Sarsoy, Ege Göksu
Cinematography by: Ege Göksu
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

A sad astronaut wonders if he is going to venture out again.

Magritte’s Train

Israel
Director: Yali Herbet
Genre: animation

Plot summary

A tribute to René Magritte’s surrealistic world.

Gone

India
Director: Dhruv Mookerji
Cast: Sumeet Thakur, Devina Seth, Tanaji Dasgupta
Cinematography by: Siddharth Diwan
Film editing by: Rajkumar
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

A magician’s off day is a volunteer’s lucky day.

Papouilles

France
Director: Yvonnick Muller
Scriptwriter: Yvonnick Muller
Cast: Yvonnick Muller, Lauriane Escaffre, Olivier Ducray
Cinematography by: Olivier Ducray, Lauriane Escaffre
Film editing by: Yvonnick Muller
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

A man skyping with his mistress is interrupted by a doorbell.

Release

USA
Director: Christian LaMorte
Cast: Oliver Martin, Claire Ganshert
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

A high school teacher is interrupted during his bathroom break.

The Explorer

Norway
Directors: Alexander Vestnes and Ola Martin Fjeld
Scriptwriter: Alexander Vestnes and Ola Martin Fjeld
Cast: Sebastian Warholm, Hampus Kalleberg, Kristin Hvistendahl Brattås
Produced by: Alexander Vestnes
Cinematography by: Stein Stie
Film editing by: Ola Martin Fjeld
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

Linus is on a perilous mission in the neighborhood.

Yellow

USA
Director: Motke Dapp
Scriptwriter: Motke Dapp, Joshua Quentin Cherry, and Josh Jones
Cast: Joshua Quentin Cherry, Motke Dapp, Chad McClarnon, Trista McClarnon
Produced by: Fighting Forks
Cinematography by: Chad McClarnon
Film editing by: Motke Dapp
Genre: comedy

Plot summary

As the man in yellow moves through the quiet city streets, he steadily presses on toward his next and future destinations.

OTHER MOVIES

Five short films built around a common theme: childhood. Five important Romanian directors were part of the project Art for Children, an initiative which “seeks to link Romania’s greatest artists with the children of Romania, to assure them of a future in which they can fulfill their true potential” (Art for Children).

BYE FOR NOW

Director: Cătălin Leescu
Cast: Ionuț (băiatul), Tuca (câinele)
Produced by: An Art For Children production, in association with HHC Romania, with the kind support of the Vodafone Foundation, Romania.
Cinematography by: Ionuț Meltzer
Film editing by: Cătălin Leescu
Year: 2013
Genre: drama
Subtitles: Eglish

Plot summary

Ionut rehearses a departure ritual with his best friend Tuca.

TWO CHILDREN

Director: Radu Jude
Year: 2013
Genre: drama
Subtitles: English

Plot summary

A maternity ward in Romania.

FROM THE CAR

Director: Anca Damian
Scriptwriter: Anca Damian
Produced by: Anca Damian
Cinematography by: Barbu Bălășoiu
Film editing by: Kim Stroe
Year: 2013
Genre: drama

Plot summary

The child’s perspective.

THIS LONELY VIEW

Director: Olivia Căciuleanu
Scriptwriter: Olivia Căciuleanu
Cast: Luca Turliu, Ioan Turliu, Marius Manole
Cinematography by: Laurențiu Răducanu
Film editing by: Andrei Neagu
Year: 2013
Genre: drama

Plot summary

Knock, knock who’s there…

THE HUNT

Director: Bogdan Tiberiu Dumitrescu
Scriptwriter: Bogdan Tiberiu Dumitrescu
Cast: Claudiu Poli
Cinematography by: Radu Lopotaru
Film editing by: Silvia Matei / Chainsaw Romania
Year: 2013
Genre: drama

Plot summary

“From where do I come from? I am from my childhood like from a real country”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.