Festival Du Film Merveilleux 2014


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Le troisième oeil ( The third eye ) by Jérôme Perillat-Colomb
Runtime: 16 minutes 42
Production: Les 3 Ours
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Out of sight, Theo piles objects in the old letter box of an empty house in the neighbourhood. He makes offerings, among other rituals, in which he avoids at all costs odd numbers, particularly the number 3. He follows the advice of the enigmatic Abra in order to avoid misfortune hanging over him and his relatives. But soon tragedy knocks on the windows of his classroom.

Dji Death Falls by Dmitri Voloshin
Runtime: 3 minutes 34
Production: Simpals
Country of production: Moldova
Synopsis: Dji is an unusual death. The Dark Knight has appeared in a different form. No, he is not white and fluffy. Dji is just terribly unlucky. All he has to do is to take the soul of a dying man. But the screenwriters prepared some obstacles for Dji. Will he manage to overcome them? You’ll see.

L’héritage ( Inheritance ) by Michael Terraz
Runtime: 22 minutes 48
Production: Black Rabbit Film
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Augustin Boisvert, painter and widower, and his two daughters, inherit a mysterious house. During the first visit, the old guard frightens them as much as the frescoes which cover the walls. Forced to spend the night there, Augustin watches over his sleeping daughters and draws Camille’s face before falling asleep. The next day, Camille has disappeared and the drawing too. A young woman then makes her appearance.

Another Earth by Thomas Guerigen
Runtime: 5 minutes
Production: Manuel Cam
Country of production: France
Synopsis: On his flying ship, the Fire Orb is in search of the Earth Orb. Will he hear its heavenly song?

Harmful by Tom Haugonat and Bruno Magyoku
Runtime: 12 minutes 10
Production: Le film d’avalon – Cube creative
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Klaus is a ten year-old boy, quite, lonely and taciturn. He is, however, passionate about insect collecting. His parents, both simple and humble people, seem resigned to their son’s austere and instable personality. One night, Klaus is visited by a strange creature, creating confusion in his insect collection.

ARI by Arthur Choupin
Runtime: 16 minutes 16
Production: ARI Pictures
Country of production: France
Synopsis: An ambitious young trader, David’s life takes a new turn when he moves into a self-regulated apartment by an artificial intelligence named ARI. Originally designed for indoor comfort and household management, ARI surreptitiously intrudes into David’s professional and personal life, under the suspicious eyes of Gump, his endearing pet robot.

Settling by Emma McCann
Runtime: 8 minutes
Production: Emma McCann
Country of production: France and United Kingdom
Synopsis: Bruce inadvertently makes an enemy in the wintertime as he carries out his job, clearing the roads of snow.

Lila de Carlos Lascano
Durée : 9 minutes
Production : Carlos Lascano
Pays de production : Spain
Synopsis : Lila is a dreamy girl who can’t resign to accept reality as flat as she perceives it, hence she uses her imagination and her skills to modify it.

On off by Thierry Lorenzi
Runtime: 13 minutes 25
Production: Black Box Production
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Obsessed by a mysterious voice message, astronaut Meredith will face his paradoxical condition in order to stay connected to his humanity.

La maison de poussière ( House dust ) de Jean-Claude Rozec
Runtime: 11 minutes 35
Production: Vivement lundi!
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. An ancient owner rushes into the rubble, chasing unwary children. They begin a strange journey into the heart of this house, which shelters so many memories.

Tears of steel by Ian Hubert
Runtime: 12 minutes
Production: Blender Foundation
Country of production: Netherlands
Synopsis: The film features a man, 40 years after falling out with his robotic love, trying to reconcile with her, all in a post apocalyptic world. This futuristic movie brilliantly blends various cinematic influences such as Terminator, The Matrix and even Half-Life 2.

Sintel by Colin Levy
Runtime: 14 minutes
Production: Blender Foundation
Country of production: Netherlands
Synopsis: Sintel, a lonely woman, comes to the aid of a small dragon with whom she becomes friends and she calls Scales. One day, Scales is kidnapped by an adult dragon, plunging Sintel into deep dismay. She therefore decides to do everything to find him and embarks on a perilous adventure. Will she find her faithful companion?

Canvas on mixed Media by Jalal Maghout
Runtime: 5 minutes 12
Production: Jalal Maghout / independent production
Country of production: Syria
Synopsis: There are several logical explanations that disabuse us of the belief that the raven is an ominous creature. Nowadays, even if one believes rather traditional superstitions, amid all the destruction around us, we continue to implore this sinister creature for salvation and hope. Here the raven does not collect shiny objects, but these shiny objects direct themselves towards deserted areas instead of touching their targets. They lose themselves in dark corners so that life may continue.

Let’s be crazy by Thomas Guerigen
Runtime: 3 minutes 38
Production: Baghera films
Country of production: France
Synopsis: The action takes place “after” a kind of technological Apocalypse. In this world, only a small robot seems to inhabit the planet. He discovers an old theatre in ruins and turns on a switch that lights up the stage and starts playing the song of Tit’Nassels. He will then take to the game and have fun “mimicking” the words of the song.

Amulet by Tavvon Renolds
Runtime: 3 minutes 34
Country of production: United States
Synopsis: Amulet is about a young boy on a quest to fulfill his destiny. On his adventure he runs into trouble
and must learn to face his fears to complete his journey.

Strange fruit by Noy hili and Aresay Shimi
Runtime: 7 minutes 39
Production: Students movie – Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
Country of production: Israel
Synopsis: The peaceful daily routine of a father and son is interrupted by an encounter with an unknown foreign boy. “Strange Fruit” shows how easily we acquire fear and hatred of foreigners and how easily we ourselves can become “foreigners”. The story deals with the issue of racism that results from our personal awareness and the education we receive from our families and the environment in which we live. Do we really have our own belief system, or is what we believe dictated to us?

Gisèle and Bernie by Charlène Chesnier
Runtime: 5 minutes 55
Production: Film étudiant
Country of production: France
Synopsis: This is the story of Gisèle, who fell into a deep hole during a ballad. She lands into a cave where a bear lives.

Sight by Eran May-Raz and Daniel Lazo
Runtime: 8 minutes
Production: Bezaleal Academy of Arts.
Country of production: Israel
Synopsis : A short futuristic film featuring Augmented reality and Gamification. by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is a graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts.

La petite casserole d’Anatole ( Anatole’s small pot) by Eric Montchaud
Runtime: 5 minutes 47
Production: JPL Film
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Anatole always pulls along behind him his little saucepan. It falls on him one day, with no immediate reason as to why. But afterwards, it gets caught everywhere and stops him from moving forward. One day, Anatole has had enough. He decides to hide himself, to no longer see or be seen. But, fortunately, things are not that simple.

Beyond by Raphael Rogers
Runtime: 8 minutes 16
Country of production: United States
Synopsis: Arya is the last remaining member of her family, a lineage with a unique genetic code that grants the ability to survive the folding of temporal and spatial boundaries… In short, she can teleport. Tasked with exploring new planets, she is in search of something that will explain who she is exactly and where she comes from.

Billies’s blues by Jean-Louis Gore
Runtime: 13 minutes 25
Production: La Luna Productions
Country of production: France
Synopsis: In Louisiana lives Billie Broussard. She is black, young and ingenuous. She discovers that love gives birth to drama. Dramas that would have brought her down had she not believed in ancient Voodoo power. Billie becomes a woman and gets her revenge. Yet keeps on singing…

Beyond the sphere by Meghad Asadi Lari
Runtime: 2 minutes
Production: Rochester Institute of Technology school of film and animation
Country of production: United States
Synopsis: This film is a marriage of Art and Science. The director visualizes recorded space voices of Saturn and Jupiter. Space Voices are used to create a compelling and unique film that is both an aesthetic and scientific experience. By extracting the features of these space voices, he has controlled visual actions and behaviours of particles to create visual movements.

Plurality by Dennis Liu
Durée : 14 minutes 14
Production: Traffik Filmworks
Country of production: United States
Synopsis: In the near future, instant DNA identification has created an information grid that makes crime extremely difficult to commit, and anonymity impossible. But, suddenly, the same id’s start to appear in different locations. A pro-level and intelligent sci-fi piece about the genesis of a Big Brother state.

Entity by Andrew Desmond
Runtime: 14 minutes
Production: Rossprod
Country of production: France
Synopsis: Minutes after the technical failure of her spacecraft, an astronaut finds herself ejected from her cockpit into space. She tries in vain to contact to the base to obtain help. Her oxygen level diminishes slowly but surely. Little by little, fear grabs hold of her and she faints. After floating adrift for several hours through the immensity of space, she awakens to find herself facing a strange and mysterious entity, in the shape of an immense colored cloud.

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