2016 YMMiFF Program

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Special Screening

Hail, Caesar! (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter)
In the early 1950s, Eddie Mannix is busy at work trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. His latest assignments involve a disgruntled director, a singing cowboy, a beautiful swimmer and a handsome dancer. As if all this wasn’t enough, Mannix faces his biggest challenge when Baird Whitlock gets kidnapped while in costume for the swords-and-sandals epic “Hail, Caesar!” If the studio doesn’t pay $100,000, it’s the end of the line for the movie star.

runtime 01:46:00
Joel Coen
Ethan Coen

YMMiFF Selection Films listed in alphabetical order

A Splendid Affair (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Roger Martin is a private investigator completely broke. A woman asks him to investigate her husband she suspects to have an affair.

runtime 00:09:20
Laurent Ardoint & Stéphane Duprat

Absence Felt (PG – Mature Subject Matter/ Violent Imagery)
Jordan hosts a party for his friends to show off his new robot servant Andrew. The party takes an unexpected turn when Andrew discovers the true intentions of the guests.

runtime 00:05:56
Aniruddha Pande

All the other things (G – Mature Subject Matter)
Big family in the middle of a rather chaotic move from their family nest, a large apartment where all of them have lived most of their lives. The eldest son, along with numerous relatives, is trying to get his mother to open the door after she has locked herself in her room and refused to leave.

runtime 00:23:54
Egor Chichkanov

American Seoul (G – All Audiences)
No description provided. Short Animation Family.

runtime 00:02:59
Jeeyoon Lee

Band-a-SKA “No more Purposes” (G – All Audiences)
Music video for Czech SKA band Band-a-SKA. Short story about last trip to places which means a lot in complex man life

runtime 00:03:32
Martin Kolembar

Beverley (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter/ Violent Imagery / Strong Language)
Beverley follows a mixed race girl’s struggle to carve out a sense of identity in a confusing, shifting cultural landscape – 1980 Leicester. A move from the decaying, poverty-stricken, urban environment to the relative comfort and theoretical safety of white suburbia does not provide the hope and opportunities Bev may have wished for. A familiar enemy is ever present – a threat that extends beyond her own safety, as she must also protect her brother and sister. By asserting her will and using her guile Bev tries to shape her new environment into something palatable, but the result is the opposite of what she is trying to achieve.

runtime 00:24:50
Alexander Thomas

Cowboys & Indians (PG – Mature Subject Matter/ Violent Imagery)
Leo plays “cowboys and Indians” every day at home. Today, aged just five, he learned a new game.

runtime 00:04:11
Emilia Ruiz

Cure (G – All Audiences)
At the age of 28, Benjamin Scheuer was diagnosed with cancer – stage IV Hodgkins Lymphoma. He underwent a course of chemotherapy. “Cure” is about that treatment.

runtime 00:02:22
Peter Baynton

Dead Sharks (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter/ Strong Language)
A relationship is like a shark. It has to move forward or it dies.

runtime 00:15:35
Nic Barker

Distant (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
The movie observes Kobanê war’s influences on people and nature, and also Kobanian guerilla women’s rebellion against the approach which ignores woman’s historical values in dominant social descriptions for years.

runtime 00:16:12
Leyla Toprak

Dreams on Sale (G – Mature Subject Matter)
In a world where people are able to record, buy and sale dreams, many are starting to lose the ability of dreaming. Dreams have become a new form of art and a selling product for the rich class.

runtime 00:09:23
Vlad Buzaianu

Eligeme (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter / Strong Language)
A young couple flees from the chaos and the monotony of the big city to spend a few days together in a country house. What appears to be an idyllic getaway ends when he honestly tells her how he feels. She, completely shocked, will try to find the truth that was hidden behind her love for a long time.

runtime 00:09:00
Carlos Muñoz

Flight (M – Full Frontal Nudity / Violent Imagery)
A short film about a woman who deals with the feeling of being trapped.

runtime 00:07:25
Tomas Gomez Bustillo

Gorilla (G – Sexual Innuendo)
Hollywood, 1952. Henry Corso performs a costumed gorilla on horror movies and adventure movies. For Jungle Jenna, he must terrorize the leading actress lost in a fake jungle. But scaring the woman he desires is going to be particularly tricky for the gorilla man.

runtime 00:14:05
Tibo Pinsard

Hath Petey (G – All Audiences)
Raz Dee’s new song ‘Hath Petey’ is a #Bangla_RnB heart wrenching song. Let the simple yet powerful lyrics take you on a journey through the back forests of Fort Mcmurray, Alberta. This music video was shot at an outside temperature of -35 degrees. Sit back and enjoy the track.

runtime 00:03:55
Paul Carpentier

HOBLIO – The Path to Freedom (G – All Audiences)
A pilgrim carrying a heavy burden travels through a dark forest to a radiant valley. Along the way, he encounters four mysterious characters on his search for spiritual freedom. Join little Hoblio in his quest for peace and enlightenment.

runtime 00:07:18
Piero Tonin

Hope (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Claudia Recher is a young woman who has lived a horrible situation. Her identity becomes an illusion as she struggles to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked life.

runtime 00:08:50
Aleix Buch

It’s not a Toy (G – All Audiences)
No description provided. Short live action fantasy.

runtime 00:03:58
Antoine Waterkeyn

Leftovers (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Eve is let out of prison for the day.
It doesn’t go as she expected.

runtime 00:11:27
Peter Howie

LIVE (M – Violent & Disturbing Imagery)
8 women in the ward waiting for their turn to the abortion. They all are of different ages, but they have one thing in common – as it seems, they all have a very good reason to make such a terrible decision. During the easy conversation they are leaving the ward one after another and coming back… After…

runtime 00:16:28
Elena Piskareva

Lucy (G – All Audiences)
“Lucy” is an animated short film telling the true-life story of an unhappily domesticated chimpanzee, and the extreme sacrifices one woman made to set her free.

runtime 00:08:15
Elisa Chee

Mainland (G – All Audiences)
Mainland tells the story of twelve-year-old Colin Macleod, who sees the world around him change fast as he realizes that the isolated island he calls home, is getting too small to chase his dreams. On the other hand there’s Colin Mackenzie, an old shepherd who has returned to the island after years of wandering around. Gradually he comes to the conclusion his beloved island will never be the same.

runtime 00:18:15
Ischa Clissen

Man in Ceiling (G – All Audiences)
Working late one night, an anxious, young Temp discovers a man hiding in the ceiling of his office.

runtime 00:16:06
Joshua Fu

Marigolds (PG – Brief Nudity / Mild Language)
A peculiar take on legacy in the absence of coital reproduction.

runtime 00:07:44
Jillian Acreman

Migrant Dreams (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Migrant Dreams is an intimate character driven portrait of resistance among migrant women workers in Canada.
Umi and Dwipa are part of a group of Indonesian migrant women workers who work in Canada as packers in a greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario. The film follows Umi and Dwipa and their co-workers through one growing season as they come face to face with the cost of their dreams. Shortly after their arrival, the women learn they have come to Canada believing in false promises and paper contracts that mean nothing in reality. Deception and exploitation within Canada’s migrant worker programs is sadly not a unique story. What is remarkable about this story is that Umi, Dwipa and their co-workers choose to fight back.

runtime 01:20:00
Min Sook Lee

Mr. Dentonn (G – All Audiences / Mild Scares)
On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.

runtime 00:09:00
Ivan Villamel

Mulholland’s Nightmare (G – All Audiences)
In search of water for Los Angeles, William Mulholland has a premonition of the St. Francis Dam and the future industrialism he will herald.

runtime 00:09:00
Joshua Fu

NEW MOON (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Mother and daughter, complicit in a mutual love, share their routines on a deserted beach. The arrival of daughter adolescence generates a confusion of feelings of loss and fear, face to break this new phase of life.

runtime 00:13:22
Andrea Cavalcanti

Odd is not to throw away (PG – Mature Subject Matter / Mild Language)
Lesha is a model, he poses for art students. This pays his food, everything else he finds in trash. Sometimes he is lucky to find inspiration in there.

runtime 00:15:50
Aleksey Smirnov

POOCH (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter / Strong Language)
(Translated) A factory worker and a criminal are involved in human trafficking.

runtime 00:16:32
Osman Yazici

Stripes (G – All Audiences)
She and He have their first date. They both try to seduce the other one. But to really know who he is/who she is, they will have to let their masks down. Literally.

runtime 00:04:11
Tibo Pinsard

The Devout (PG13 – Mature Subject Matter)
After his terminally ill four-year old daughter claims to have had a past life, a Christian schoolteacher experiences a profound crisis of faith. Obsessively seeking answers, he risks his faith, marriage, and his last remaining days with his child to discover if she has lived before… and will live again.

runtime 01:41:52
Daniel Hogg

The Moment (G – All Audiences)
The Moment is a story about an artist who learns about the importance of the things unseen as she gets to draw a stranger’s portrait.

runtime 00:02:29
Laura Nitz

To The Sea (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
Adem is a fisherman who is living in an old coastal village house with his sick brother Yunus and Yunus’s wife Emine. Adem and Emine taking care of Yunus who writhing in the grip of a deadly disease. Doctor Hamit’s needles relieves the growing pain of Yunus. A long bedridden disease of Yunus led to the flourishing of new feelings between Emine and Adem. İn the rare moments that Yunus regain consciousness, his only desire is to go fishing with his brother. They decided to go to seven mouth of the stream with the advice of an unexpected visitor Hafiye Ana. This journey will leave Adem and Emine in the middle of a decision whom do not want Yunus to suffer more.

runtime 00:12:22
Ufuk çavuş

Together is Home (PG – Mature Subject Matter)
This documentary film follows the life of Meshawna and Kiona, twin sisters who grew up in the foster care system. Taking place one year after the twins’ funds have been officially cut off by the Children’s Aid Society, they reflect on their childhood – a mixture of loss and love.

runtime 00:25:24
Adam Gualtieri

Winner Tapes All: The Henderson Brothers Story  (PG13 – Comical Violence)
“Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers” tells the story of Michael and Richard Henderson, two stepbrothers from West Virginia who saw an opportunity in the burgeoning VHS market in the 1980s and made their own backyard horror movies that made it to video stores across the country. Their films “The Curse of Stabberman” and “Cannibal Swim Club” made a huge splash with horror fans when they hit video store shelves back in the late ‘80s, but the story behind the films has never been heard… until now.

runtime 01:07:00
Justin Channell

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