May 24, 2019 Festival Program

The festival program for 2020 will be released alongside our MSFF/ASFVi nomination announcement on June 1st, 2020. Our festival program is curated by a jury of about 400 randomly selected filmmakers, alongside longstanding MSFF community members.

Flin by Catherine Valle

Flin

Catherine Valle, Ecuador
A shark teaches his son to swim and hunt. While exploring the ocean, they follow fish for fun until unexpectedly the father disappears.

Shaving With A Purpose

Shaving With A Purpose

Dawson Bishoff, Maine (US)
A father teaches his son how to defend himself.

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No Guesses Found

Georgie Cubin and Jane Leggat, US
A film that questions expected representations of dyslexia by confronting the mainstream. Created from the unique perspective of a filmmaker with dyslexia.

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Jack The Ripper - Then and Now

Haemin Ko, China
In our film, we explore the abusive power that men exert over women — on their bodies and their minds — as perceived through the foggy lens of time.

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Densha

Jack Collier, US
An avant-garde silent documentary about Tony as he works tirelessly in the night to complete his hobby.

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The Note

Siavash Eydani, Iran
The man wakes up and finds himself on the bed in the sea...

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Stand

Chris Daniels, US
A fatigued man finds himself standing in the midst of the night, staring off against a terrifying creature that only moves when the man sits.

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Edmond

Joel Baud, France
Edmond goes to his wedding, on the road he will make a rather unexpected meeting.

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27 second chain project

Louis Norris, UK
This film is the end result of the 27 second chain project, a collaborative artistic experiment which was made by fifteen students, all based in Cambridge, over a number of weeks.

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KALEIDO

Miguel Ovalle, Colombia
Kaleido is an experimental timelapse that seeks to reflect the diversity of Colombian landscapes between the natural and the urban, providing a different point of view based on photographic composition and a post-production referring to the kaleidoscope.

Double Take

Double Take

Ben Friedman, US
When they come across a lost wallet, Sam and his reluctant friend Steven go on a journey to return the item to its rightful owner. However, some clues along the way point them in unexpected directions.

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Unbounded

Janina Mistecky, Germany
This film is about the diversity of the Alps regardless of whether the German, Austrian or Swiss Alps.

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Time of Death

Bryson Lima, US
A neurosurgeon consoles her student as he grieves over a patient he failed to save.

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Songs From The Deep

Grey Gowder, US
A radio astronomer and his AI colleague seek to reestablish contact with a distant alien civilization from an isolated SETI listening outpost in coastal Florida. When conventional methods fail, they discover the power of Earth's other voices to link our two worlds.

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Gnome Away From Home

Logan Regnier, US
A man leaves home to pursue his interest in gnomes.

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wavy head

Max Shoham, US
When I was 9 months old, a team of doctors cut into my skull, removed my forehead, put my eye-sockets on a table, reshaping my face completely. This caused a year of tension and terror in my family, and gave me scars still visible today, yet I can’t remember a single thing about the whole ordeal.

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GHOST

Nazar Germanov, Czech-Prague
The film is about the impossibility of returning a dead person to the world of the living.

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Journey

Radheya Jegatheva, Australia
Alone in space, an astronaut drifts through the empty void. After finding another astronaut in the same predicament, she gives him a polaroid image of the Earth.

They then team up to go on an epic journey across the universe to return to their planet. Will these star-crossed lovers find home?

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iRony

Radheya Jegatheva, Australia
A film that explores the relationship between man and technology...told from the perspective of a phone.

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Rise in Darkness

PAINT VK, Thailand
Thomas uses darkness power to threaten Megan & Sebastian in darkness dimension where Thomas convinces Megan to join darkness by consume other life.

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