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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: MARCH 2021 CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Short Film: THE ARTIFACT Best Thriller Film: THE CLIMBING PERCH Best Crime Film: UNDERDOG Best Performances: CRUEL WORLD Best Cinematography: LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! Best Production Design: TOTSU (REDBIRD) Best Sound & Music: THE POLITENESS … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Aleksander Szeser (ROAD GAMES)

Aleksander is a Polish writer-director, currently based in Kraków, Poland. He has written several feature and short screenplays both in Polish and English, and recently he has completed a new 6 episode mini-series that he plans to further develop and … Continue reading

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Short Film: ROAD GAMES, 11min., Poland, Crime/Thriller

When a single mother, traveling on a secluded road with her autistic son, stops to pick up a friendly hitchhiker, it quickly turns out that the true motives of both sides put them in a surprisingly dangerous situation neither of … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Yasir Duzcan (THE OPEN DOOR)

Yasir Duzcan, born in Turkey and spent his childhood in Germany. He started shooting small narrative videos when he was 13 with his High-8 camera. In high school, he won some nominations and awards for his films. He obtained a … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE OPEN DOOR, 11min., USA, Crime/Western

A gentleman goes to the country for a rest cure for his nerves. On a visit to an acquaintance of his sister’s, he learns from the hostess’ young niece that there has been a terrible family tragedy. What follows is … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Wesley Shrum, Greg Scott (LIGHT YEARS)

Dr. Wesley Shrum, Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University, heads the Video Ethnography Laboratory and founded the Fringe Performance Archive for the National Library of Scotland in 2009. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of the Ethnografilm festival of … Continue reading

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Short Film: LIGHT YEARS, 5min., Crime Experimental

Since the beginning of modern cinema, viewers and critics alike have been transfixed by light contrasted with darkness. This interplay of light and dark was typical of film noir, a metaphor of good and evil in plots that featured crime, … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Burak Tatar (BUST)

NYC BasedTurkish Filmmaker/Photographer, Theater Director/Actor. Director Statement I’d like to take on the conventional stories and tell them in unconventional ways. I’m more interested in asking, raising the questions, then giving answers.

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Short Film: BUST, 7min., USA, Crime/Action

An ordinary day goes South in Los Angeles. Project Links  Website  Instagram

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Short Film: UNDERDOG, 7min., Italy, Crime/Animation

It’s the story of a clumsy criminal, Mad Dog, who accepted the job of stealing the suitcase of the Mob Boss in the reptile district: Al Gatore.With a mix of planning and improvisation, he will try to get the job … Continue reading

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