4TH LABF FESTIVAL

labfff 2014

a sacrifice

A Sacrifice

Documentary / UK & AUS / Director: Theo Hessing

Lhamo Kyab, a Tibetan nomad, escapes into exile in India, only to return secretly to Tibet on a symbolic journey to highlight his people’s suffering.

daniel

Daniel

Expressions / USA / Director: Amanda Ring

Avant-garde, Dance, Deconstruction, Fantasy, Surreal, Urban, Silent Film.

giuseppina

Giuseppina

Fiction / Italy / Director: Stefano Poletti

Giuseppina lives on an island in a dilapidated house. She’s a prostitute. Several customers take advantage of her body and possibly of her soul, she is unruffled and at the same time inscrutable. She’s collecting money to realize her dream.

office release

Office Release

Fiction / UK / Director: Kash Khan

Mockumentary about the frustrations experienced in the office environment and the releases that we often fantasize about expressing.

paelistin

Paelistin

Fiction / UK / Director: David Trevail

A young woman meditates in a dusty attic on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

dreng

Dreng

Documentary / Denmark / Director: Julie Bezerra Madsen

Oliver is trapped in his own body. He is born as a girl, but feels like a boy. Everything is wrong when he meets himself in the mirror.

une vie deportee

Une Vie Déportée

Fiction / France / Director: Marie-Hélène Roux

Julia, a young gay French woman is expelled from the USA after living there for 15 years.

j-1

J-1

Fiction / USA / Director: Geoffrey Guerrero

Every Summer young college students from Eastern Europe and Russia arrive in America through the J-1 Visa Program issued by the U.S. State Department.

eternal

Eternal

Documentary / USA / Director: Armaan Uplekar

On August 5th, 2012, a white supremacist entered the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and murdered six people. In the aftermath, family members of the victims move to cope and understand the tragedy.

freedom2dance

FREEDOM2DANCE

Documentary / USA / Director: Ina Sotirova

In 1970s New York, a dance-based culture emerged that encouraged self-expression and inclusion. But can the city’s vibrant subculture continue to thrive after Mayor Giuliani’s revival of Prohibition-era Cabaret Laws that strictly regulate dancing?

playing with pride

Playing with Pride

Documentary / UK / Director: Loubna Turjuman

This film takes a grassroots look at the issue through the eyes of former semi professional player David Ellard; an intimate look at his struggles for acceptance, the film explores why homophobic language and banter is so ingrained in game culture, often undermined and unchallenged.

stop

Stop

Fiction / UK / Director: Paul Murphy

“It ain’t easy, but it’s simple…” wise words from someone so young. But can a new life simply be a bus ride away?

open letter

Open Letter

Documentary / USA / Director: Theo Schear

The Internet reacts to musician Frank Ocean’s open letter.

das fest der liebe

Das Fest der Liebe

Fiction / Austria / Director: Anna Kirst

It’s just before Christmas and Louise sees off her husband and two children who are going on a short vacation. Louise then returns to preparing everything for the big celebration in her neat and precise way.

twenty eight feet

Twenty Eight Feet

Documentary / USA / Director: Kevin Fraser

A short documentary about David Welsford, who has given up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on a 50 year old wooden boat he restored from a scrap heap. Featuring music from Bahamas, Acres & Acres and Ben Howard!

gods got his head in the clouds

God’s Got His Head in the Clouds

Fiction / Italy / Director: Gianluca Sodaro

In a small country chapel, an elderly local priest is kneeling in prayer. He is alone until he turns around to find 11-year-old Angelina standing behind him. She has an inquisitive look in her eyes. Who is this little girl? Why is she there?

out of the shadows

Out of the Shadows

Documentary / USA / Director: Juliana Brown

Out of the Shadows tells the story of Fernanda Marroquin, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant living in Philadelphia who is ‘undocumented, unafraid, and unapologetic.’

not anymore

Not Anymore

Documentary / USA / Director: Matthew VanDyke

The story of the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two young Syrians, a male rebel fighter and a female journalist, as they fight an oppressive regime for the freedom of their people.

a good wife

A Good Wife

Documentary / India / Director: Linda Brieda

A Good Wife is a short documentary that explores a hidden corner of rural India on the Sundarban islands where women share their struggles against a conservative, patriarchal society.

just detention

Expressions / USA / Director: Flavia Romani

This is an experimental documentary, based on the idea of visual poetry and the clash of concepts.

mamis

Mamis

Documentary / Cuba / Director: Virginia Fuentes

Being gay in Cuba has never being easy. Despite things changed considerably in the last 10 years, homosexuality remains to be a taboo.

lines in the sand

Lines In The Sand

Fiction / UK / Director: Michael Gilroy

Two young sisters with a secret run away from a children’s home hoping never to be found.

naked

Naked

Fiction / USA / Director: Sean Robinson

A musical short film about living life to the fullest. Au naturel.

damn girl (fucking tøs)

Damn Girl (Fucking Tøs)

Fiction / Denmark / Director: Kira Richards Hansen

‘Damn Girl’ is a coming of age story about, Alex, a 12-year old tomboy. She hangs out with a group of only boys, drinks and paints graffiti at night etc. Confronted with an incipient sexuality she fights the changes that are taking place within and around her.

i'm christian okoli

I’m Christian Okoli

Fiction / UK / Director: Cyrus Trafford

They say the ‘Truth Hurts,’ and this couldn’t be epitomized anymore by this piece. A brutally truthful and honest performance from Christian Okoli makes this an incredibly powerful piece.