Each screening block contains various genre of excellent and diverse content.
In the months following college graduation, best friends Olivia and Mattie find themselves navigating the complicated world of dating, careers, and friendship. They are just as successful at dating as they are at being adults, which is not at all.
The Inspiration Seller is an awarded web series of the “Sensi Contemporanei – La Sicilia in sala” competition. An initiative promoted and co-financed by the Tourism, Sport and Entertainment Regional Council (Servizio 7 Sicilia Film Commission). An authorial project between innovation and tradition.
The Inspiration Seller (developed in 8 episodes) is about the journey of a young writer in crisis through Western Sicily. The main character, Lino Macchìsio, is worried about the temporary lack of ideas that paralyzes him and he’s looking for a solution. An extraordinary event will lead the novelist to the path of a mythological personality, from which the series takes its name. The whole story, between real and surreal events, obstacles and opportunities, will bring Lino to develop some resilience skills, who’ll take this unexpected hero to wander far and wide, till he’ll end up right in front of himself.
"In the Black" is an anthology web-series based around intimate moments in a singular character's life. Each episode literally starts ...in the black... and is then followed by a character-driven monologue.
A man on the run is pressured into stopping the hand off of a package.
Intercept - Episode 1 of 4
It's A Girl Thing is an honest depiction of what many women experience in college. It is a female centric and female driven series that uses each episode to highlight a way in which women experience the world around them differently than men during their late teens and early twenties. It’s a Girl Thing follows Lily and Allie, two college roommates and friends, as they mature and learn more about themselves while navigating a college atmosphere filled with both subliminal and overt sexism. Through six roughly half-hour episodes It’s a Girl Thing tackles six main topics under the umbrella of gender inequality. We chose to focus not on the glaring issues of sexism, which are currently central to our national conversations around gender and feminism; but rather on topics that are more subtle and intrinsic to the ways in which men and women behave based on our societal understanding of gender. We also selected each of these topics because we feel that 18-25 years old is the time in which these topics are the most prevalent in the lives on women. For our pilot episode we focused on “ghosting.” Ghosting is a millennial dating phenomenon that occurs in relationships when seemingly out of nowhere, the communication from one person suddenly dissipates without explanation; often initiated by men in heterosexual relationships. During the pilot episode Lily and Allie both experience ghosting, but in two different kinds of romantic relationships. Both girls are left feeling heartbroken, rejected and disrespected. Through their experiences we examine both their personal feelings as well as the implications of ghosting on society as a whole.
Through 7 episodes, the web series tells about Gela, one of the most contradictory cities in Italy, through the stories of as many inhabitants that give an unusual insight into the perception of the city, describing the elements of unease together with the opportunities so far largely unexpressed . Gela is a metaphor for the problems and potential of Sicily and all of Italy. Hence the name "Italia Sicilia Gela".
Lift is a short movie which is episode 10 of a web series called The Jed and Maisie Story. The series is about love and aversion.
A first-class demon goes out to party one night. For some unknown reason, she wakes up on Earth as Dave’s guardian-demon — a human who cannot see her —, with an unknown body, a name she does not recognize, unable to go out on her own and forced to cohabit with a cat and an angel — who cannot stand her —.
Odile — the demon —, ripped out of her power and counting on the Internet as her only — and uncertain — way of communication, will try desperately to return home.
But what looks like a simple accident will be revealed to be part of a complex scheme to maintain her far from politics and call elections in order to choose Hell's New Ruler.
Enclosed in a human shape, Odile will see astonished all that is around her: sexism, homophobia, racism, menstrual taboos, social networks, revolutions and great wars… People seem weak yet intriguing to her, and they will also manage to captivate her with their dreaming spirit, their creations and, above all, art. Besides, the intervention of an unexpected nemesis will make Odile and Ella — Dave’s guardian angel — leave their ‘natural antagonism’ aside and reconsider their way of viewing the world, and accept, much to their regret, the complicity and attraction that is building up between them.
A web series inspired by the stories of real Australian women executed or imprisoned for life for murder.
Set in a grim waiting cell with just a chair, Last Breath is about the moment before each character is either brought to the gallows or about to be brought back into the court for sentencing. They are in that limbo world, that moment of breath before everything changes.
Fran is a smoker and a paranoid girl, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, talks too much and has a dream to be famous, even though she doesn´t admit it to herself and to others. That is why she decided to share on the internet, videos of her own process of trying to quit smoking, by doing some really questionable methods and… well… totally clueless! This comedy approaches the subject of smoking in a light and funny matter, and questions the value some people place on being famous, giving up their own thoughts and character.
According to the regulation on film freeway, we have to send 3 episodes, but there is not enough space in the form. Therefore, we have uploaded episode 01 on film freeway, but we have also uploaded all 3 episodes on VIMEO, and we are putting all the links, with password, right under here:
EP01 - https://vimeo.com/374725590
EP02 - https://vimeo.com/374551568
EP03 - https://vimeo.com/374553993
PASSWORD (same password for all three links): mnef2019
Spawn & Geezer, a darkly comedic, 12 and change episode web series follows the antics and eccentric relationship of an aging, hipsterish black father and his gay, depressed, mixed, non-binary child. The show captures their struggles to understand each other and the eye-popping insanity surrounding them.
The Square Root is a short form episodic series that explores memory and the small moments that make us who we are. Each chapter focuses on a different character, and each episode takes place during that split second before a character makes the decision that will change their lives forever.
Sammie, an aspiring Asian actress, tired of stereotypical roles, joins On Call Casting run by the inimitable Betty, and gets an assignment with unusual challenges. Along the way she meets DeMar, who has to rethink his dream as a stunt coordinator-turn-actor, and some harried production staff just trying to make it work.
Join presenters Veronica and Lewis as they attempt to answer the age-old question of what could go wrong? -by revealing fifteen of Australia’s maddest, craziest, and excruciating real-life stories. In this innovative and experimental short form documentary series, tales of when things have gone horribly wrong are reimagined and reinterpreted in creative and unique ways.