Friday Apr 6th 7:00pm
ZERO Shorts Program
More Substance…LESS Calories
Includes “ZERO” Winner of Ridley Scott & Emirates Youtube film competition – ZERO – BEST SHORT FILM FROM 15,000 Entries
Zero – 29:00 Spain (English)- Starring: Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist) A boy and his father are emotionally and physically separated on the day earth intermittently loses gravity. The boy is wrestling with questions about his mother’s death, while his father desperately tries to find his son as the world is rising and collapsing around him. Your Film Festival was an international competition organized by YouTube and Emirates in order to find the best storytellers in the world, give them visibility and to the winner, a real twist to his professional career. YouTube received short films from around the world, offering to the winner a prize of $500,000 to create original content for YouTube with the help of Ridley Scott, Michael Fassbender and the Scott Free Films team. The open call exceeded all the quality and quantity expectations with the reception of more than 15.000 short films from all over the world. Industry professionals next to Scott Free selected 50 finalists, which were put up to the public vote through YouTube.
The 10 finalists, chosen by the Youtube community, were flown to Venice by Emirates Airline, where they attended a special Your Film Festival screening at the world’s oldest film festival, la Biennale de Venecia. After the screening, Michael Fassbender announced the winner: David Victori, chosen by the Your Film Festival jury, who worked with Ridley Scott and team to create his dream content for Youtube.
Hello Charles – 6:30 USA – 30 year old George gets a visit from his imaginary childhood friend Charles at the lowest point in his life.
Cowboys – 20:00 Spain (English & subtitles) – Martin is a finished actor, both professionally and personally. He’s divorced, has no friends and a son he hasn’t talked to for more than a year. But one fine day he’ll get a working offer his agent will not let him pass: to be companion of a 5-year-old boy in a costume contest at the Amusement Park.
Will You Be Mime? 14:43 London UK – ‘Will you be mime?’ centers around a man named Mime. Everyday he goes to his boring office job, which he absolutely hates. However by night he puts on some face paint, a costume and becomes a mime, performing along Southbank for the public. He has been doing this for a while, and along the way he meets a fellow girl performer, who is dresses as a clown. They form a special friendship. However, Mime is actually a mime himself, and never talks.
Lemon – 3:35 NYC – A little lemon materializes on a stone wall rolling and falling into New York city’s streets one day. It travels across some of the most bustling areas in lower Manhattan, experiences the vitality and the suddenness of the city. On its solitary rolling journey, it starts to wonder the meaning of its existence and maps out several possibilities of its future…
Homebreaker – 18:40 Finland (subtitles)- Eelis is skipping classes, mom and dad are on the verge of divorce, sister has yet another boyfriend. The life of a little boy is in its turning point.
Wheels of Hope – 22:00 India – (subtitles)Take the path less known to a simple village of a growing state in Central India and catch the life of family’s leading days consisting of work, school, and each other. Every grain and coin is a privilege and many times, dreams remain dreams. Until you meet Ganu. A young schoolboy, Ganu, isn’t a child that asks for much given his family’s financial conditions. His life cycles around his education, taking care of his mother and baby brother as well as helping his dad in work when he suddenly finds a new kind of fun and liberation in the ring of a bicycle. And then, a little boy, who never dared to ask for anything, dreamt.