Film Of The Week

Week 27  –‘Invaders’ –  International Short, Animation – UK – directed by Daniel Prince. Click here to read more

 

FILM OF THE WEEK

The New Renaissance Film Festival will select every week from all the received submissions a Film of the Week. We will post the winning TRAILER and a bio of the filmmaker on our website and social media to highlight the project. The Prize for the WINNER is automatic selection into the festival.

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Week 26

COUNTERFEIT KUNKOO

International Short – Women – India

Director: Reema Sengupta

In a city overflowing with buildings and slums, Smita must find herself a house to rent. An intimate pe

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Week 25

JUAN GABRIEL IS DEAD

LGBT Short – Youth – Mexico

Director: Tavo Ruiz

Beto and Daniel are best friends. Daniel imagines how his day would be if he were a girl. Maybe this way his feelings toward Beto would be seen as normal.

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Week 24

AWAKE

INT – Social Drama – Canada

Directors: Chris Tolley and Laura Mullin

The mother of 18-year-old Amon Beckles relives the moments that led to his gang-style murder in Toronto, at the funeral of his best friend. The film was created from interviews with Amon’s mother, Nadia Beckles.

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Week 23

Scenes From Outside A Marriage

INT – Drama – France


Director: Thien Nguyen

In a desperate attempt to search for peace in their relationship, Jean and Anna justify the nature and the core reason for their intoxicated liaison.

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Week 22

Nurse Me

INT –  Dance, Experimental – New Zealand

Director: Kezia Barnett

Emerging from the sea’s dark folds, three lone figures are reborn into a post-apocalyptic world.

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Week 21

Forest of Echoes

INT – Drama, Supernatural – Austria

Director –  LUZ OLIVARES CAPELLE

Christina loses her friends in the forest. Whilst looking for them, she stumbles across the bodies of three children beside a lake. Are they dead or is Christina…?

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Week 20

Xavier

LGBT – Documentary-Drama, Experimental – Italy

Director: Giovanni Coda

April 20, 2017 – Avenue des Champs-Elysées. During an attack, police officer Xavier, among his injured fellow-officers, was shot dead. This is a story about a love lost and what happens to those left behind after a sudden and pointless death.

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Week 19

Éclair

INT – Drama, Historical – Macedonia

Director: Marko Gjokovik

Ohrid, 4th of may 1980. Marko, son of the cook in the Marshal’s villa, get’s a chance to try the food that has been cooked in front of his eyes all his life.

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Week 18

SEAT IN SHADOW

LGBT – Comedy, Arthouse – UK

Director: Henry Coombes

The debut feature film of renowned artist filmmaker Henry Coombes.

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Week 17

LIMBO

INT – Drama, Mystery – GR

Director: Konstantina Kotzamani

12+1 Kids and the carcass of a whale are washed ashore…

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Week 16

MKOSI COIFFURE

INT – Drama – BE

Director: Frederike Migom

A fight with her boyfriend on the street in Brussels’ Congolese neighbourhood, sees Eva escape into a hair salon. The African women in the salon initially support her, seeing a woman in distress. But when they find out what the fight is about, opinions differ…

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Week 15

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE – GHOST AGAINST GHOST

INT – Music – USA

Director: Craig Murray       Composer Producer: Christopher Bono

A dramatic, dreamy experiment in lush, dark, romantic harmonies and grating, headsplitting noise.

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Week 14

SOLACE

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INT – Drama – USA /POL

Director: Katarzyna Plazinska

A father, mother, and child lead their life in the midst of remote landscape.

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Week 13

APPROACHING

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LGBT – Drama – Cz Rep

Director -Tereza Pospíšilová

Fifteen-year-old Roma transsexual (FtM) Martin is running away from home, hoping to start a new life in Prague.

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Week 12

TILL THE END OF THE WORLD

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INT – Sci-Fi, Drama – Jp

Director: Keishi Suenaga

The Earth has been invaded by extraterrestrial biological entities that possess greater than human intelligence. The ET’s send “Domes” to colonize the planet. Humans live in fear and are waiting for the end of civilization as we know it…

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Week 11

AUTO

INT – Experimental, Animation – USA

Director : Conner Griffith

A choreographed dance of pedestrians and automobiles, presented on their routinized stages.

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Week 10

HOW TO BE ALONE

LGBT – Drama – ISR

Director: Erez Eisenstein

Based on a short story by Orna Coussin.

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Week 9

SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE CLOUD

INT – Romantic Drama – HK

Director: Alon Chan

When pureness and simplicity take us on a journey, do you dare to choose an adventure and where will it take you?

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Week 8

INTRINSIC MORAL EVIL

LGBT – Dance, Experimental – NE

Director – Harm Weistra

Intrinsic Moral Evil seems to be a tale of identity and coming of age. But above all, the three dancers play with the viewer’s perception and expectations.

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Week 7

ROXY

INT – Drama – LUX

Director: Fabien Colas

Roxy is an aging prostitute, working in a lovemobile on the German-luxembourgish border. After being rescued from a brutal rape, she meets Jeff, a young man, whose presence and intentions are unclear to her…

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Week 6

IN THE MIRROR

LGBT – Drama – FR

Director: Manuel M. Mercier

In New York, a son finds his transgender father – a medium length film violently delicate.

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Week 5

FILS (SON)

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INT – Horror – FR

Director: Cyrus Neshvad

Sebastian, who can’t accept his son being in a coma, begins to see him at work during the night.

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Week 4

DIE PANTHERIN (PANTHERESS)

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INT – Drama, Mystery – GER

Director: Lydia-Maria Emrich

A young woman jumps off a bridge and survives, only to discover that her former life no longer exists.

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Week 3

BULLIED TO DEATH

LGBT – Documentary -IT

Director: Giovanni Coda

A story of solitude and denied redemption, inspired by a true story of a 14-year-old boy.

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Week 2

UN CIEL BLEU PRESQUE PARFAIT / AN ALMOST PERFECY SKY

INT – Horror – FR

Writer / Director: Quarxx

You might think that Simon lives a monotonous life. You would be wrong…

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Week 1 

LIGHTNING BUGS IN A JAR 

LGBT –  Drama – USA

Directors: Robert Ian Simpson & Sara Wolkowitz.

When a mother and son with a caustic history are reunited to pack-up their old house, sparks fly as long-buried secrets are revealed.

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