Pencil Box 2020
30min | Short, Drama | 5 January 2020 (India)
The Story revolves around a young boy Appu who lives in a village in Himachal Pradesh and his parents who are hiding the truth for the last eight years but one day a group of people comes to Appu’s house and reveal it in front of everyone in the village. Now villagers are aware of Appu’s reality. At this point, another struggle begins for the whole family. The struggle of saving Appu from society. Struggle for family’s own space in society and moreover, struggle for Appu’s present and future. The story shows how Appu faces all these odds and leads us towards a beautiful journey of his childhood.
Yonatan abandons the army in an attempt to reunite with his ex-boyfriend. After it turns into a failure, he finds himself alone in Tel Aviv, without a place to sleep. Broken and confused, he goes on a wild night’s journey looking for consolation.
The Little Prince(ss) 2021
PG | 18min | Short, Drama | Episode aired 28 May 2021
When Gabriel, a 7-year-old Chinese kid who loves ballet, becomes friends with Rob, another Chinese kid from school, Rob’s dad gets suspicious about Gabriel’s feminine behavior and decides to intervene.
Zmija (original title)
20min | Short, Drama | 2019 (Republic of North Macedonia)
A bitter-sweet story, about the beginning of a friendship between a 9-year-old daredevil MARIO and an eccentric gay young man BORCHE, challenged by the fear and the prejudices of Mario’s parents, in a remote Macedonian small town.
A 13-year-old boy who has been using drugs is put in a home for young offenders. After a week, the judge will decide if he must stay there or go back home. Confronted with the adult world, the kid will use his own power: lying.
Lonely orphan Conrad (Paul Schoeman) not only had to suffer the loss of both parents in a drowning accident, but is also stuck in a home at the mercy of the icy, evil and cruel Miss DeRopp (Savannah Bentley). Mostly forced to stay indoors, denied friends and kept sickly and frail by his new guardian (who it’s strongly hinted at also sexually abuses the poor boy), Conrad’s only companion is his beloved pet chicken Cackler. A neighborhood boy (Bill Barrett) might have the solution to his problems, though. For two silver candlesticks, he promises to give Conrad a rare, vicious, growling and cunning animal with supernatural abilities, which supposedly was coveted in the past by Egyptian pharaohs, Borneo pirates and even Napoleon Bonaparte himself. Eventually the trade is made, Conrad gets the creature (it’s basically just a barely-seen, small black dog) and – after Miss DeRopp kills Cackler and serves him up as dinner – uses it to get revenge.
Menino da Calca Branca 1962
21min | Short | 1962 (Brazil)
When a young boy from a shanty town near Rio de Janeiro gets a coveted pair of white trousers for Christmas his joy knows no bounds. Not getting them dirty, however, presents certain difficulties for a lively slum kid.