Schedule 2018

Awards & Prizes in 2018:
Award Title Director Country
BEST FEATURE FILM Just a Fling Gorune Aprikian France
BEST SHORT FILM Choices Rick Hamilton United States
BEST WOMAN FILM It's Only a Rolling Tape Gianluca Zonta Italy
BEST EUROPEAN FILM "15" Dean M Drinkel United Kingdom
BEST PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD Half a Man Kristina Kumrić Croatia
BEST GREEKE FILM City of My Heart Kostas Petsas Greece
BEST GERMAN FILM "01" Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz Germany
BEST AUSTRALIAN FILM Hannah Rosenthal Naomi Lisner Australia
BEST UNITED KINGDOM The Conductor Bethany Borg United Kingdom
BEST ROMANIAN FILM Octav Serge Ioan Celebidachi Romania
BEST TRILOGY AWARD Charlie Chaplin Part 1   United Kingdom
BEST AUSTRIAN FILM Nisa Barbara S. Müller Austria
BEST MUSICAL DRAMA I'll Walk Wth God Ian Woodward United Kingdom


Film Synopsis Directors Country
Just a Fling Paul and Vanessa have just had sex. It's unlikely they'll meet again. She's funny, pretty and witty. He's still just a boy at heart. Intrigued by this young mischievous and mysterious woman, he does his best to hold onto her. But who is manipulating who? Will he succeed in satisfying his need for love and overcoming his fear, awkwardness and conventions ? Gorune Aprikian France
Choices Deborah relies on chance to avoid making any choices in her life, but then faces a decision that can’t be left up to fate.  Rick Hamilton United States
It's Only a Rolling Tape A woman in crisis finds in a peculiar bar the mixtape that a boy in love with her has given her twenty-five years ago, and which she refused. How would her life be if she had made another choice? Pushed by the bartender, who knows the origin of the mixtape, she decides to go look for him. Gianluca Zonta Italy
15 15 People ...15 Minutes. Dean M Drinkel United Kingdom
Half a Man A village in the outback of Dalmatia, autumn of 1991. The war is raging nearby. 10-year-old Mia and 12-year-old Lorena are having a big day: their father, Mirko, is going to be released from the camp where he spent the last three months as a prisoner of war. Kristina Kumrić Croatia
Strayed A dark comedy set in the colorful 1980's where a young girl faces life or death decisions involving a stray cat, a narcissistic 'mother' and the pet cemetery of the rich and famous. HEATHER EDWARDS United States
City of My Heart A personal glimpse into Madrid, an experimental urban cityscape, an ode to life through a dance. Kostas Petsas Greece
01 01
Sergam is a little boy. A refugee. His boat's stranded on the coast. His mother didn't survive. Instead, a young woman takes care of him and they both set off on their way through a nightmare.

Second Truth
An international short film concert series by julian friedrich

illustrators, photographers, painters, choreographs, artists and film makers from all over the world confront the hot spots of our time

silent films accompanied only by music

This is one of the films from the international short film initiative 'Second Truth'. The initiative features more then 10 silent films in which illustrators, photographers, painters, choreographers, artists and film-makers from all over the world confront the hotspots of our time accompanied only by music.

These silent films are meant  to be freely accessible on social media and are released by press offices, at festivals and on CD. Behind this is an open publication strategy as well as an international 'Second Truth' concert series.

Julian Friedrich, Katharina Potratz Germany
Hannah Rosenthal Hannah is a  intellectually challenged woman living with her Mother Miriam who is terminally ill.Miriam is a traditional Jewish woman, worried about Hannah's future. When Hannah meets and falls for Patrick, concerns arise from Miriam. It is a story about traditions, prejudice, hope, fear, ignorance and love. Naomi Lisner Australia
The Conductor Focusing on the issue of over urbanization, the animated story follows the journey of a man who is on a mission to commit city wide plant anarchy and bring nature back to an urban world in a big way. A story told through a combination of colour and sound. Bethany Borg United Kingdom
Octav When an elderly man returns to his family home after decades of absence, the apparition of his childhood sweetheart triggers a rewind to the life-changing events from his youth.  Serge Ioan Celebidachi Romania
Charlie Chaplin Part 1 Part One of a trilogy on the life of Charlie Chaplin . Part One has his mother Lily Harley and his father Charlie Chaplin Senior as protagonists . The ebbs and flows in the fortunes of the young Charlie Chaplin in his childhood in and around London.   United Kingdom
Nisa NISA tells the story of two roomates whose relationship is challenged by the arrival of an unexpected visitor. A film about love and the many forms it takes. Barbara S. Müller Austria
I'll Walk Wth God I’LL WALK WITH GOD is a musical drama about a former opera star from America for whom La Bohème and My Fair Lady could not feed his God-given spirituality. His father’s homeland has taken him and his family to England – and to the priesthood. But the trendy, go-getting Rev Jim Watson will always sing. It is what he does best and is as natural to him as breathing. He sings at charity events, church fetes and local concerts. In his parish he is known as “The Singing Vicar”. Along the way, after meeting Emma Crawford at the local allotment that is his distraction and her therapy, things will never be as they once were for them or for Jim’s actress daughter, Holly. Ian Woodward United Kingdom