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The Special edition of the LIVE SCREENINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Festival showcases a mesmerizing world of independent cinema, where every genre finds its spotlight on the silver screen. The event is hosted in Tbilisi's Cinema House. All the films are demonstrated in their original language with English subtitles.

February 23rd-25th, 2024

Venues:

CINEMA HOUSE
CINEMA HOUSE

Legendary Cinema House

Cinema House, Dzmebi Kakabadzeebi Street, Tbilisi, Georgia

Seats

100

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OFFICIAL SELECTION

WALTZ
WALTZ

Georgia

2023

Runtime, min

10

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Music Video, Short,

Director:

Lado Kvataniya

The Waltz tells about an invisible connection with a departed loved one and the mystical possibility of soul reincarnation. The main character experiences the loss of his mother, but she comes to him in her new incarnation.
FARO
FARO

Georgia

2023

Runtime, min

3

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Animation, Short,

Director:

Nikolozi Inasaridze

In childhood, every child believes that there is a Santa Claus who fulfills all wishes. Even the little insect that invaded my house believes in miracles and longed for its own orchard. What will be his next dream?
BETWEEN LOVE AND PAIN
BETWEEN LOVE AND PAIN

Austria

Runtime, min

25

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Documentary,

Director:

Katrin Weissler

The Georgian documentary photographer Dina Oganova depicts the culture and traditions of her home country Georgia and realizes a reoccuring tension between love and pain: the big love for the people, the beauty of traditions and at the same time people struggling because of the political situation and the decreasing freedom of expression limiting the freedom of documentary photographer.
SNOW MUST FALL
SNOW MUST FALL

United States

2023

Runtime, min

8

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Short, Student, Sci-Fi, Drama

Director:

Yang Hu

When robbing a coffee shop, a rebellious teenager must force a stubborn robot cashier to give her the cash before the police get there.
ROUTINE
ROUTINE

Spain

2022

Runtime, min

14

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Fiction, Cinema, Comedy, Drama, Family, Latino, Romantic, Tourism, Travel

Director:

Roberto López Carneiro

The routine is part of the life of all people, all to a greater or lesser extent are victims of this process. Although sometimes, sometimes things happen that upset her. Rubén starts his day like every day, he goes by bus every day and during the trip he observes the lives of all the passengers. Until one day when one of those passengers comes out of anonymity. He is captivated by her, every day he will see him at the same time in the same place, the number 15 bus. He wants to meet her but he is afraid to go near her, his friend Diego will help him or rather force him to overcome his fears. Cristina gets up every morning, goes to work, comes back from work and takes care of someone we never see, in the end we will know that it is her mother. You are doing well at work, your days are very busy and there is little room for improvisation. Live trapped in the routine. Cristina receives a job offer, but knows that she cannot accept it with her mother in that state. Diego encourages the meeting of Cristina and Rubén, one day he appears on the bus that they share and decides to invite the entire bus to a party, the passengers at first surprised, end up understanding what Diego is proposing, they actually know each other, they share each day a little piece of his life with all those strangers, and sometimes because we are closed in on ourselves we do not realize that there are wonderful people around us. The party is a success but Cristina does not show up, Rubén is disappointed by her absence, however he has met a lot of wonderful people with whom he will be able to share the bus ride every day. Cristina did not go to the party because her mother suffered a seizure and died. He decides to accept the job, his routine has changed, he will no longer have to take the number 15 bus. They will never see each other again on the bus, but small towns have these things, months later they will meet again at a bus stop...
POETIC LINES
POETIC LINES

United States

2022

Runtime, min

3

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Animation, Experimental, Short, Student, classical music, Kinetic, Harmonic, comedic

Director:

Juan Manual Menache

Two lines emerge seamlessly through the wonders of classical music. At first glance they really don’t know what to make of each other. Hesitant, they try intimidation tactics and discover that they have many things in common. As both emerge from the ground creativity ensues. One creates a ballet dancer and the other line creates an abstract person. From this point on we see a time lapse of these lines creating various things such as pots, squiggly lines, as well as an abstract fish. Both lines move in various ways and overlap with one another. Although not implied, we do get an indication of the genders of both lines due to one creating a female and a male figure. This partnership lasts throughout the course of the video and both characters realize the limitless possibilities of creativity. Among the many themes that are present in this piece are companionship, and unity.
CHRISTIAN
CHRISTIAN

Spain

2021

Runtime, min

11

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Fiction, Christian, Comedy, LGBT, Religion

Director:

Adán Pichardo

Cristiano is a young devotee who wants to be trained in the seminary to become a Catholic priest, but unexpectedly the interviewer responsible for vocations is the ancient priest of his hometown, Avelino, an unconventional priest who defines himself as cool dude. Right before Avelino approves his registration to the seminary, Cristiano confesses his most intimate secret, which will determine if he can be a priest.
GREEN MAN
GREEN MAN

France

2023

Runtime, min

15

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Short, Student, Mystery

Director:

Giorgi Keburia

HOLY and ELENE, two sisters, spend some time in their parent’s cabin surrounded by a wild forest outside the city. Following the disappearance of their third sister EMMA, every three days, ELENE and HOLY follow a bizarre process where they leave some meat, sweets and sugar in a bucket which they put out in the woods. One day ELENE comes back to the cabin and tells her sister that the presents to the GREEN MAN remained untouched. What seemed to be a simple imaginary figure invented by two sisters starts brutally hunting them down in the desire to consume them.
ENDLESS LIGHT
ENDLESS LIGHT

Georgia

2022

Runtime, min

51

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Georgian Historic Social Documentary

Director:

Nikoloz Chikovani

“Endless light,” tells us about a small friend group in the eighties and nineties that originated in Tbilisi. Through documentary footage and interviews, the author tries to present the era as these people saw and perceived it. the characters of the film tell us about their adventures, impressions, and emotions. they reminisce about the times they spent with their best friend who tragically passed away.
THE CAT
THE CAT

France

2023

Runtime, min

39

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Fiction, Action, Comedy

Director:

Frankel Frédéric

Two zany cops are tasked with escorting the cat of an important character. Meanwhile, a pair of hitmen seeks to retrieve this cat. To accomplish their mission, the two cops will have to face and fight multiple enemies barehanded.
WELCOME TO CANDY'S
WELCOME TO CANDY'S

France

2021

Runtime, min

14

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Short,

Director:

Sabine Crossen

Like in a fairy tale, it only took one glance for Etienne to fall head over heels in love with Candy. When she invites him home for a drink, he discovers that this pretty influencer with a vivid imagination, did not invite him just by chance. But is Etienne ready to play Candy's strange little game ?
WINDOWS
WINDOWS

Spain

2021

Runtime, min

4

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Animation, Comedy, Drama

Directors:

Oriol Pérez, Al Serrano, Mar Cebrián, Emanuel Espinoza, Mireia Matilla, Lidia Rodríguez

A shy, serious boy comes up against his explosive polar opposite when he moves house. Will the boys be able to find a way to live side by side?
EVIL WEEDS
EVIL WEEDS

Spain

2023

Runtime, min

4

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Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Zombie

Director:

Cristina Merino

An adorable grandmother lives with her grandchildren on a farm. Every night, she plays with them and tells them a bedtime story. But as night falls, when the children are asleep, the grandmother arms herself to the teeth. Every night, a horde of zombies attacks the farm, and the grandmother mercilessly kills them one by one to protect her grandchildren. Malas Hierbas tells the story of Grandma Hapi, the sweet grandmother by day, zombie slayer by night.
WHEN I GROW UP
WHEN I GROW UP

Belgium, France

2022

Runtime, min

43

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Fiction, Children, Classical, Educational, Family, Music, Mystery, Nature, Spiritual

Director:

Yves Levy

A few days before leaving on a tour, Anne, a soloist and virtuoso violinist, is told , along with the rest of the orchestra, that the programming of the works they were to play has been changed. From that moment, her instrument, though new and freshly made in the workshop of a prestigious violin maker, inexplicably loses its musical properties...
AQUAE VITAE
AQUAE VITAE

United States

2022

Runtime, min

10

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Short, horror, fantasy, southern gothic

Director:

Jay William Thomas

A small, wooden box falls from the sky. The mystery of why is revealed over a campfire, while an older couple seductively allures a younger couple into their schemes.
ONE FOR THE MONEY
ONE FOR THE MONEY

United States

2023

Runtime, min

10

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Short, Student, Crime, Comedy

Director:

Ivan Garcia

After getting fired, a young man joins a group of misfits to steal a one-of-a-kind diamond from his evil former boss.
DARK CELL
DARK CELL

France

2023

Runtime, min

25

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Short, Sci-fi, thriller, environmental, action

Director:

Jean-Michel Tari

Two convicts in an orbital prison are doing what they usually do, which is to say, not much. Suddenly, two panicked guards armed to the teeth burst into their cell. The guards tell them that the orbital prison has just been invaded by blood-thirsty zombie-type creatures. If they want to survive, their only solution is to eject their cell and return to Earth. But when the ejection order is entered into the computer, it refuses it. The cell, designed for two occupants only, now holds four people. There can only be two lucky winners… and there’s not much time to pick them.
SPINE
SPINE

Czech Republic

2022

Runtime, min

11

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Short, Student, Drama, Comedy

Director:

Lukáš Vacula

Will and Mark work as LSD couriers for Larry, who has received word that his son, Hedgehog, is returning from the asylum. He worked with them in the past, also as an LSD courier. Because he robbed the company and became dangerous, he ended up in the asylum. Will Larry be able to put things right?
COVID LOVE
COVID LOVE

Netherlands

2021

Runtime, min

6

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Fiction, Comedy, Drama, Ecology, Gastronomy, Romantic

Director:

Rene Nuijens

Covid Love is a short comedy by Dutch director René Nuijens. The film takes us to an intimate moment of Dick and Mary who meet each other for the first time during the Covid pandemic. An empty restaurant, a somewhat odd waiter and his strict measures make it a tough evening. Or will love prevail?
XPENDABLE
XPENDABLE

United States

2022

Runtime, min

30

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Short

Director:

Walter Ernest Haussner

1957. Two crime organizations. Two people sent in to avert a war. Who will walk away?
THE EGRET RIVER
THE EGRET RIVER

Taiwan

2022

Runtime, min

20

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Animation, Short

Director:

Wan-Ling Liu

Among the tall buildings of the city, the lonely guard hides a beautiful field that no one knows, and meets an egret there; but the expansion of the city never stops, one day the field is destroyed, the egret escapes without a trace, he begin to see mysterious illusions…
DOJO
DOJO

United States

2022

Runtime, min

15

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Short, Action, Drama

Director:

Armin Alic

Shane Lucas, an ex-Yakuza member and 4th degree black belt in Judo, is hunted down at his local dojo in Los Angeles 1985 by his long-time rival, Elias Da Rosa and his crew members from the same crime family. Shane is threatened to come back to the Yakuza or would suffer the consequence of not.
GRANNY
GRANNY

France

2021

Runtime, min

20

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Family Drama

Director:

Céline Bailbled

Granny is really old. She lives alone in her house lost in the countryside in Normandy. Her health is getting worse, she is starting to go blind. Granny knows that death is near but she refuses to face reality and keeps on living as usual. The arrival of a new neighbour (a young boy) will give her the strength to fight a little bit longer.
IF MY CANDLE BURNS BLUE
IF MY CANDLE BURNS BLUE

United States

2023

Runtime, min

18

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Short, Student, Horror, Thriller

Director:

Laura Hailey Mclellan

"If My Candle Burns Blue" is a suspenseful and nail-biting thriller that revolves around Skyler, a young woman working at a quaint bookstore. One evening, while shelving books with her friend Veronica, she encounters a manic and disheveled man who leaves behind an old and peculiar leather-bound book. Little does Skyler know that this seemingly innocent encounter will unravel a series of terrifying events. As the night progresses, Skyler becomes increasingly drawn to the book's enigmatic contents, which recount unsettling and ominous passages about murder and vengeance. The candle on the counter mysteriously flickers blue when she reads from the book, marking her fate. She begins to experience haunting visions of a 1940s theater in which the hunt for her life begins. The line between reality and the supernatural blurs, leading Skyler on a harrowing journey to discover the truth behind the book and its connection to the events unfolding around her. Throughout the story, Skyler battles her own fear, desperation, and growing sense of powerlessness, all while trying to decipher the cryptic messages hidden within the book. The past and present converge as Skyler must confront her darkest fears and make difficult choices to end the haunting loop and put an end to the malevolent force that craves the hunt. "If My Candle Burns Blue" is a gruesome tale that explores the thin line between reality and the supernatural. This gripping thriller keeps readers on the edge of their seats, questioning the boundaries of existence and the price of our actions.
POMPANO BOYS AND THE GENDER REVEAL PARTY
POMPANO BOYS AND THE GENDER REVEAL PARTY

United States

2023

Runtime, min

23

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Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Directors:

Eric Christopher Newcombe, Bradley John Rayson

A beautiful gender reveal party is accidentally but mercilessly destroyed by two well meaning morons, who are destined to save society from a globalist conspiracy, and warring underground factions. Somewhere between science fiction and absurdist comedy.
THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE 2: SILBADORES OF THE CANARY ISLANDS
THE ASSASSIN'S APPRENTICE 2: SILBADORES OF THE CANARY ISLANDS

United States

2022

Runtime, min

25

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Short, Web / New Media, Other,

Director:

Russ Emanuel

Kaylee, an apprentice assassin for TAA Corp., is taking a long-deserved vacation in the Canary Islands, when her Freerunner drone arrives to project a holographic image of Rick, her handler. Rick explains to Kaylee that her vacation has been cut short, and that she is being urgently summoned by Roy, the head of TAA Corp.’s Canary Island Bureau headquarters, for a new mission. Kaylee follows the Freerunner drone to the TAA Corp.’s Canary Island headquarters, where Roy explains that F.A.D., a rival group of counter-assassins, are on the island to eliminate TAA Corp.’s drone trainers, known as “Silbadores.” Kaylee drives her ninja motorcycle at breakneck speeds along beautiful coastal roads to TAA Corp.’s drone training grounds where she saves the Silbadores from deadly Swarmbots unleashed by the F.A.D. counter-assassins. A final showdown with the F.A.D. counter-assassins Sork and Karla ends with a surprising result.
A BRIDE'S DIARY
A BRIDE'S DIARY

United States

2023

Runtime, min

9

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Animation, Short,

Director:

Yeon Choi

In “A Bride's Diary,” a young girl becomes the bride of a manipulative man on a secluded island. As her trust and love crumble, she uncovers a forbidden door revealing his dark secret. The consequences of her disobedience result in a heart-wrenching act, symbolizing her shattered trust and love. Despite her wounds, she holds onto hope for healing, embarking on a journey toward freedom. This animated film explores themes of manipulation, betrayal, resilience, and the consequences of misplaced trust.
3:33
3:33

Iran

Runtime, min

19

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Horror,

Director:

Azad Sadeghi

3:33 Set against the backdrop of Kurdish folklore and storytelling, Akam moves into a mysterious house, one that has harbored terrible secrets for years before Sheikh Rezgar. One night everything changes by broken spells
THE MURALZ
THE MURALZ

Malaysia

2023

Runtime, min

24

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Animation, Short,

Director:

Jeremy Lee

Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Penang Street in Malaysia lay quiet and empty. As murals come to life, Azam, a diligent food delivery rider, is accompanied by his very own creations, the Three Murals. These animated characters follow him on his rounds, aiding him in delivering food to locals while helping those in need, making a positive impact on the community.