Short Form Competition Program 1
On the program for this first part of the Short Form Competition:
For their final year of college, Bibi and Ama, two lesbian friends in their early twenties, move in together in a new apartment in Brussels. Despite their opposite personalities and backgrounds, the quirky duo believes to be ready for their grown-up lives as roomies. The only thing left now is figuring out what on earth being a grown-up means.
STREAMS FLOW FROM A RIVER
Streams Flow From A River illustrates the struggles immigrant families face while making a home in the West. The Chow Family placed their bets on a liquor store and laundromat in a small Canadian town. Gordon and Diana’s marriage disintegrated, and their children, Loretta and Henry, felt the effects. Ten years later, they are trapped under the same roof by a freak snowstorm. The Chows must confront the events a decade prior that tore them all apart in order to survive the storm.
Gale – 15 years into a demoralizing career that has shattered her romantic and unrealistic expectations of archaeology – embarks on what she secretly knows will be her final dig. Accompanied by her colorful crew & vagabond pseudo-family (Goose, Reilly, Finn, and intern Ori), Gale arrives in the uber-religious town of St. Quinn, Ireland - encountering a hostile community, a rancorous contractor eager to slow their work, and a series of inexplicable events that indicate something bizarre is at work on this mysterious island.
After her housemate Raj, disappears on the same night as a fatal food delivery rider accident, Tessa, a struggling international student and rider, throws herself into finding him, distracting herself from the realities of her less than perfect life. By enlisting the help of her hapless housemates, Bastian and Zal, the three follow a trail of clues and deliveries, discovering that Raj’s disappearance was connected to the food delivery company, Appetite.
THE LEFT-HANDED SON
Lola is a high-class Sevillian mother who attends the drift of her youngest son towards the obscurities of a radical group. In an attempt to understand and recover her son, Lola will relate to Maru, a mother of a different social class who lives in a similar situation to hers. Rafa Cobos debuts in direction with the adaptation of the novel by Rosario Izquierdo, a sociologist known for researching women’s social exclusion.