Film of the Week 2017
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.
Film of the Week stands apart from the Official Selection process into the New Renaissance Film Festival. Being selected does not guarantee a place in the festival. However, from all the films of the week some will be chosen to be part of the festival in London (UK).
DRAMA – USA
Director – Scott Simonsen
School outcast takes down the top bully and must face a jury of peers to decide his fate.
CLAIRE & BRUNO: A story of Love and fresh meat
COMEDY, HORROR – FRANCE
Director: Lionel Delebarre
Claire and Bruno are not very happy together. They are going on a vacation, secretly hoping to mend fences with each other. Just in time : the world is coming to an end.
Director: Dania Bdeir
Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral.
Director: Marcus C. W. Chan
A look at the dark side of Hollywood.
THE PECULIAR ABILITIES OF MR MAHLER
Director: Paul Philipp
East Germany, 1987: Psychic investigator Mahler is assigned to solve the case of a missing 6-year-old boy.
THE EXPEDITION TO MARS: 2030
DOCUMENTARY, SCIENCE – USA
Director: Gerardo Martinez
Made in collaboration with NASA, this documentary aims to answer the question – why is it important to go to Mars?
FLYING TO GROUND
FANTASY, EXPERIMENTAL – USA
Director: Aram Bedrossian, Naomi Shon
Who are you? Beyond the name, face, age and race, who are you? Beyond opinion, career, interest and belief, who are you?
OTHERS LIKE YOU
HORROR – Italy
Director: Eugenio Villani
Ester is desperate to get pregnant and when she does, events take an unexpected turn…
DRAMA, COMING OF AGE – UK
Director: Connor O’Hara
In his last months alive a young man calls upon his four closest friends to make his existence infinite through the assembly of five key elements from his life. Infinite is the story of male friendship and the pacts we make to look out for each other.
THRILLER, CRIME – France
Director: Yohann Charrin
First day is about a young police woman who has her dream come true working for the best bureau in Paris, but she is quickly put to the test by a dangerous and ruthless man.
DRAMA – UK
Director – Tobias Erdmann
Open Mike explores the life of Michael, an adult with autism who lives in solitude.
Animation – Germany
Director – Andreas Felix
After being subjected to a cataclysmic meteorite impact, a small dinosaur attempts to battle the horrific aftermath both physically & psychologically. A tale about life, death & rebirth, told from a unique, prehistoric perspective.