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Block 5

Available: Apr 15, 2023 04:00
Until: Apr 30, 2023 03:59
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Block 5
Celebrating filmmakers for 71 years. This is the fifth block of the Columbus International Film and Animation Festival 71. CIF&AF 71
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Hideout Hideout


Drug dealer Guo-hao hopes to make enough money so that he and his girlfriend can leave their life of crime behind. One day, he is contacted by Michael, a drug broker with an offer to buy a batch of rare cocaine.

Guo-hao teams up with long-time buddy Da-wei to borrow money from local crime boss Uncle Ma to complete this deal.

On the day of the exchange, however, Michael is found dead and the drugs are already gone. The owner of the cocaine threatens to kill Guo-hao if he fails to come up with the drugs or money. At the same time, Uncle Ma dispatches his henchmen to recover the loan.

In the middle of the night, Guo-hao receives a phone call from a mysterious man claiming to be in possession of the lost cocaine, telling Guo-hao he has a new deal for him…
118 minutes
Mate Mate


After a long time apart, local deadbeat John must take care of reserved schoolboy Jack over a weekend in an insular working-class outpost of Western Sydney. However, Jack’s attempt to re-establish their relationship is threatened as John's self-destructive nature emerges.

Mate is an uncompromising examination of masculinity, maturity, and the challenges of growth within a changing social landscape. Featuring starmaking performances from Joshua Brennan and Jeremy Blewitt.

Winner: International Grand Prix - Clermont-Ferrand 2022
Winner: Best Director - George-Alex Nagle - Sapporo Short Fest 2022
Winner: Best Actor - Joshua Brennan - Sapporo Short Fest 2022
Winner: Best Foreign Short - Boston Film Festival 2022
Winner: Cinematic Achievement Award - Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival 2022
Winner: Prix du Meilleur Court-Métrage (Best Short Film) - Rabat International Author Film Festival
Winner: Best Actor - Joshua Brennan - UK Film Festival
33 minutes Due to geographic restrictions, this content is not available in France, Germany, and Australia.


A father and son go into the woods to hunt, the father is burdened by his internal demons. Thy kingdom come, THY WILL BE DONE.
10 minutes
The Secret Song The Secret Song

The Secret Song

The Secret Song chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. Goodkin’s time-tested methods are thrown into disarray as the pandemic forces schools into “distance” learning, and a music program that always prioritized singing and learning “through the ear, not through the eye” has to adapt to an online format. The film shows the dynamism and adaptability that all teachers find and bring forth in the classroom, and how a sense of belonging helps us surmount hardships and adversity.
90 minutes
A dog under bridge A dog under bridge

A dog under bridge

"i'm a dog,who lives in the park under a bridge.awooooooooo~"
13 minutes
Vegeversary Vegeversary


A rabbit's friends take her on a meat-bender to celebrate her vegan-anniversary. They hitch a ride to town and indulge in all kinds of foods she avoids all year long. The evening has its ups and downs. Her friends reward her with a soy-based breakfast in the morning.
4 minutes
Zorgon The Wonder Horse Zorgon The Wonder Horse

Zorgon The Wonder Horse

A shy little boy stumbles on a magical toy horse that transports him back in time to the Old West where he has to become the hero he’s always wanted to be, or else risk not making it back home in time for dinner.
15 minutes
Eddie Beatz - Healing Act Eddie Beatz - Healing Act

Eddie Beatz - Healing Act

I began making Healing was the time when the pandemic was very serious, it effected my from both physics and mental. So, the motif of the video is I want to make a story about healing. The healing what I want to show is not very direct or on the surface, it’s should be from the root, or from our subconscious. The world consists of elements, I tried to start with elements, doing an inner therapy.
3 minutes

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