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  • Hotel Mirage
    Hotel Mirage
    1. A film by Joanna Polak
    2. run time 16 minutes 32 seconds

    It is the world's first animated production in the technique of computer-generated paper cut-outs, developed specifically for the film therapy of persons suffering from eating-related conditions. It tells the story of loneliness and unattainable dreams, of the hardships of life in society and metamorphoses aimed to adjust to the ever-changing "normalcy," of the universal problem of being...  (more)

  • The Lighthouse
    The Lighthouse
    1. A film by Po Chou Chi
    2. run time 7 minutes 30 seconds

    “The Lighthouse” is a film related to the director’s own experience. The story is about parents supporting their children to make dreams come true. No matter what happens, parents will be always waiting for their children, just like the lighthouse is forever lighting the way for boats.  (more)

  • I Don't Want to Go Back Alone
    I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho)
    1. A film by Daniel Ribeiro
    2. run time 17 minutes

    The arrival of a new student in school changes everything in Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his long-lasting friend Giovana while trying to figure out the feelings he found out he has for his new friend, Gabriel.  (more)

  • Leap Before You Look
    Leap Before You Look
    1. A film by Stephane Goldsand
    2. run time 21 minutes 50 seconds

    Faced with his wife's desire to become a mother, a filmmaker goes on a quest to find out how people decide to have kids and identify the sources of his own hesitation. What emerges is an intimate story, peppered with humor and poignancy, where memories and present moments converge in an effort to redefine a couple's future. Leap Before You Look is a first-person short documentary that...  (more)

  • spare
    spare
    1. A film by tomer almagor
    2. run time 8 minutes 55 seconds

    Leo and Frank are gangsters. Leo is number one, and Frank is his right hand man. Their relationship is based on mutual respect, but when Leo crosses the line, Frank decides to avenge the old mafia way. When Frank's flimsy plan to whack Leo is tampered by a flat tire and Leo flees the scene, the two gangsters embark on a chase deep into the woods where they ultimately unravel a dark secret and...  (more)

  • Fear thy not
    Fear thy not
    1. A film by sophie sherman
    2. run time 2 minutes 20 seconds

    A girl sings a strange song and enters a dark tunnel.  (more)

  • Double Fault
    Double Fault
    1. A film by Elina Fessa
    2. run time 17 minutes 16 seconds

    Nothing left. Nothing forbidden. First serve.  (more)

  • THE LOST EXPLORER
    THE LOST EXPLORER
    1. A film by TIM WALKER
    2. run time 20 minutes

    Adapted from the short story by Patrick McGrath, THE LOST EXPLORER is a coming of age tale that centres on a young girl called Evelyn who, on discovering an explorer from Africa dying of malaria at the foot of her garden, manages to keep his existence, his death and burial a secret from her parents.  (more)

  • random principle
    random principle (Prinzip Zufall)
    1. A film by Romeo Grünfelder
    2. run time 25 minutes 32 seconds

    a paranormal experiment with a train set, designed by the psycho-physicist Dr. John Hagel.  (more)

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Latest Festival Winners

  1. 10/19/1034th Hong Kong International Film Festival -2010 Film Awards
  2. 10/18/102010 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
  3. 10/18/10SXSW Film Awards 2010 & Feature Film Jury Awards
  4. 10/11/10HOT DOCS 2010 AWARDS AND PRIZES
  5. 06/29/10Palm Springs International ShortFest 2010 Announces Festival Winners
  6. 06/29/1063rd Festival del film Locarno - Open Doors Factory 2010: The selected projects
  7. 06/23/10Award WInners for MEDIAWAVE’2010
  8. 06/18/10The 5th Jubilee Documentary Program - "Free Thought" at MIFF 2010
  9. 06/18/10Moscow International Film Festival 2010 - Documentary Program "Free Thought"
  10. 05/12/10Culinary Cinema - A Berlinale 2010 Sidebar Menu
  11. 04/23/10Documentary Edge Awards 2010
  12. 03/21/10SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL 2009 Film Awards
  13. 03/20/10AWARDS OF THE 25th WARSAW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
  14. 03/05/10Award Winners for the 2009 Cph:Dox Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival
  15. 02/19/10Awards for the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
  16. 02/19/10Awards for the 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival
  17. 02/19/10Award Winners for the 2009 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival
  18. 01/28/10Film awards at the 30th Durban International Film Festival
  19. 01/28/10Award Winners for the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
  20. 10/14/09Traverse City Film Festival 2009 Award Winners
  21. 10/01/09The 12th annual Savannah Film Festival, hosted by the Savannah College of Art and Design
  22. 10/01/092009 Atlanta Film Festival Award Winners
  23. 10/01/092009 Ashland Independent Film Festival Award Winners
  24. 10/01/09HOT DOCS 2009 AWARDS AND PRIZES
  25. 10/01/092009 Award Winners for the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic, Thriller & Science Fiction Film
  26. 09/08/09DOCNZ 2009 Award Winners
  27. 08/23/09Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2009 Award Winners
  28. 08/12/09THE 2009 IMAGES FESTIVAL AWARDS
  29. 08/11/09Award Winners at the 2009 Nantucket Film Festival
  30. 08/11/09Award Winners for the 2009 Rhode Island International Film Festival

Recent FAB Films

  1. 07/06/11Hotel Mirage
  2. 06/28/11random principle
  3. 06/10/11spare
  4. 06/02/11The confession of Father John Thomas
  5. 05/05/11Fear thy not
  6. 04/06/11The Heart of No Place
  7. 04/01/11The Umbrella
  8. 03/25/11Leap Before You Look
  9. 03/22/11I Don't Want to Go Back Alone
  10. 03/18/11Double Fault
  11. 03/10/11The Dark Side of Green
  12. 03/08/11THAT'S MY NUN !
  13. 02/28/11North Atlantic
  14. 02/11/11Warm Winter
  15. 01/20/11The Notorious Road...
  16. 01/20/11God's Hand
  17. 01/14/11Nullarbor
  18. 01/12/11The Conquest of High Passes
  19. 01/09/11Transit love
  20. 01/08/11The Colours of Cultural Diversity
  21. 12/20/10TuTuMUCH
  22. 12/01/10The Lighthouse
  23. 11/20/10Ways of the Sea
  24. 11/09/10Barko
  25. 11/04/10The Lighthouse
  26. 10/24/10Vive La Crise!
  27. 10/22/10THE LOST EXPLORER
  28. 10/07/10Rock'n'roll...Of Corse
  29. 09/29/10The Tijuana Project
  30. 09/28/10Garagouz
  31. 09/23/10Democracy Is ...
  32. 09/17/10Fishnet
  33. 09/13/10WE ARE THE BAUEN
  34. 09/07/10Giorgio de Chirico - Argonaut of the Soul
  35. 09/01/10The gentle drifting of a haitian child
  36. 07/30/10Postcard To Daddy
  37. 07/17/10... for Sister
  38. 07/12/10Side Effects: Portrait of a young artist in Lahore
  39. 07/05/10Ori
  40. 06/30/10Snowflakes And Carrots
  41. 06/17/10Water Drums, an ancestral encounter
  42. 06/09/10LUNOPOLIS
  43. 06/04/10Red Letter
  44. 05/27/10ON THE EDGE OF HISTORY - MAJOR DIMITRIS KASLAS
  45. 05/19/10The Sacred Hoop
  46. 05/10/10When it Will Be Silent
  47. 05/09/10Iranian Cookbook
  48. 05/04/10One step further
  49. 04/27/10Dash Cunning
  50. 04/27/10True Beauty This Night
  51. 04/23/10Birthday
  52. 04/22/10B1
  53. 04/21/10Burma In Pieces
  54. 04/21/10Kidnap
  55. 04/15/10Bhutto
  56. 03/27/10THE CHAI-WAN MATCHUP
  57. 03/25/10Africa Light / Gray Zone
  58. 03/22/10Mattresses
  59. 03/13/10ILLUSION AND REALITY
  60. 03/05/10Ghosts
  61. 02/22/10The Hybrid Union
  62. 02/15/10ELVIS AND MADONA
  63. 01/29/10Gila Monster: The Adventures of Adrian Manx
  64. 01/28/10Disarm
  65. 01/11/10Child
  66. 01/05/10Playtime
  67. 01/03/10Bloody Hands
  68. 12/20/09Ciao Meow
  69. 12/13/09The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl
  70. 12/09/09The garden of eartly delights
  71. 12/08/098:00 a.m.
  72. 12/06/09Nuummioq
  73. 11/20/09Everyday But Sunday
  74. 11/15/09THE ROTTEN APPLE
  75. 11/13/09Diana
  76. 11/12/09Where's Your Head At
  77. 11/07/09A Fable from the Himalayas
  78. 11/05/09Waiting room
  79. 11/04/09Mama, to Life!
  80. 10/25/09STOLEN
  81. 10/18/09Strays
  82. 10/11/09MAWLA'S WEDDING
  83. 10/11/0932
  84. 10/03/09Pure Image
  85. 09/29/09Conspiracy
  86. 09/24/09DELPHINIUM: a childhood portrait of Derek Jarman
  87. 09/23/09Not Reconciled
  88. 09/18/09Everybody Is Having Sex... But Ryan
  89. 09/14/09Zombies and cigarettes
  90. 08/17/09Bittersweet Waters
  91. 08/15/09Clayfields House Film
  92. 08/14/09In The Name of Art
  93. 08/13/09How they Dance
  94. 07/31/09A real life
  95. 07/29/09The Adventures of Toby: Crunch Time
  96. 07/20/09Fortress
  97. 07/18/09The Burger
  98. 07/15/09Bon Appetit!: Parents Choice
  99. 07/13/09The Single Mother
  100. 07/03/09Resonances

Top Ranked Festivals

Features Screened
RankFestival Name#
1Goteborg Film Festival400
2Buenos Aires Int'l Independent Film Festival338
3Rotterdam International Film Festival337
4Rio De Janeiro Int'l Film Festival300
5Seoul Int'l Cartoon Animation Festival290
6Montreal World Film Festival282
7Sao Paulo Int'l Film Festival268
8Toronto International Film Festival261
9Melbourne Int'l Film Festival252
10Sitges Int'l Film Festival Catalonia250
11Seattle International Film Festival248
12Sydney Film Festival245
13ERA NEW HORIZONS Int'l Film Festival243
14Moscow Int'l Film Festival240
14Shanghai International Film Festival240
16Berlin Int'l Film Festival237
17Vancouver Int'l Film Festival232
18Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival218
19Filmfest Munchen (Munich)214
20Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival209
21London Film Festival201
22Int'l Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam200
22Pune International Film Festival200
22Tokyo International Film Festival200
25International İstanbul Biennial194
26Festival du nouveau cinéma190
27Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival182
28Fantasporto Oporto Int'l Film Festival180
28Jeonju International Film Festival180
30Calgary Int'l Film Festival170

Shorts Screened
RankFestival Name#
1Holland Animation Film Festival700
2Anima Mundi Int'l Animation Festival611
3Tampere Film Festival600
4Jerusalem Int'l Film Festival550
5Gijon Int'l Film Festival 508
6Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film480
7Rio De Janeiro Int'l Short Film Festival462
8Int'l Short Film Festival of Berlin451
9Rotterdam International Film Festival445
10Sao Paulo Int'l Short Film Festival437
11Hiroshima Int'l Animation Festival408
12Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival400
13International Short Film Festival Oberhausen375
14Sitges Int'l Film Festival Catalonia350
15Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival344
16Fantoche Int'l Animation Festival317
16Palm Springs International ShortFest317
18Uppsala Int'l Short Film Festival315
19Hamburg International Short Film Festival314
20Message to Man Int'l Documentary305
21Belo Horizonte Int'l Short Film300
22Onedotzero Digital Creativity Festival295
23Anifest Int'l Animated Films284
24ERA NEW HORIZONS Int'l Film Festival279
25Worldwide Short Film Festival268
26Int'l Short Film Festival Leuven263
27Annecy Animation Festival259
28LAlternativa Independent Film Festival250
29Australian Int'l Animation Festival248
30Exground Filmfest245