Screen Test Abroad & Local Visions

Screen Test Abroad & Local Visions


Screen Test Abroad
& Local Visions

Saturday, April 22 -- 2 pm 

Screen Test Abroad
Films by students from outside the U.S.


The Ark

Animation, 2 min. 20 sec.

Written and Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Aziere

Valenciennes, France


A rhino is walking into the ruins of a cathedral under a heavy rain.


All About Emily

Drama, 7 min.
Written and Directed by: Valentina Casadei

Paris, France


A modest housekeeper, bullied by a hysterical bourgeois for no apparent reason, makes a discovery that will change everything.


Animal Bullying

Animation, 8 min.
Directed by: Students of the Animation Workshop of Escola Parque
Julia Arce, Mano Bernardes, Lucas Melo, Isabella Becker, Pedro Lemgruber, Marina Biccas, Leone Carpi, Nina Barreto, Antonio Martins, Bruno Limongi, Fernanda Amado, Michael Gallagher, Clarisse Cordero, Pedro Rodrigues, Jonas Breda, Carolina Erlanger, Gustavo Erlanger, Leonardo Erlanger,  Helena Hopfe, Flora Costa, Luís Régis Neto, Felipe Rausch, Alex Potter, Luc Bazantay, Theo Bazantay, Enzo Zambrotti
Mentor: Alexandre Juruena
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In the school of animals, a lion has fun mocking  his classmates until he becomes the target of the mockery.


The Earth (It Might be Needed in the Future)

Drama, 5 min. 

Written and Directed by: M.S.Balaji

Belagavi, Karnataka, India


Set in the future, a scientist goes back in time to save the planet.


Escape from the Zoo
Animation, 4 min. 15 sec.
Written and Directed by: Daniel Süssekind
Mentor: Alexandre JuruenaAnimation Workshop of Escola Parque

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Animals, tired of living in cages, decide to escape from the Zoo of Rio de Janeiro. First film made by Daniel Süssekind, an autistic student (18 years old) who discovered animation as a safe way to express himself and develop his creative potential.


Just Waiting

Microdocumentary, 1 min.

Written and Directed by: James Malekzadeh

Toronto, ON, Canada


A woman who rides mass-transit every day in the borough shares her thoughts on her commute.


The Lost Cause

Drama, 3 min. 10 sec. 

Written and Directed by: Lebohang Motlomelo
Maseru, Lesotho

An African boy finds himself alone in the world filled with pride, wickedness and evil, when his brother Ramonne leaves for the Liberation Army camp to avenge his father's legacy.


Portrait of Fear

Black Comedy, 8 min. 48 sec.

Written and Directed by: Auguste Kuneviciute

Vilnius, Lithuania


Victoria is selling cosmetic products from door to door until something unexpected happens and fear starts to follow her in every step she takes.


Something Blue

Drama, 7 min.

Written and Directed by: Joseph Johnson

Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom


An increasingly heated conversation over breakfast begins to dismantle a married couple's long-lasting, seemingly healthy relationship full of history, love and melancholia.



Drama, 3 min. 18 sec.

Written and Directed by: Malik Al-Zuhairi

Qal`at Sukkar, Iraq



The film highlights the plight of the mentally ill in Iraqi society.




Local Visions
Films by students from the Chicago area


The Classroom

Comedy, 8 min. 22 sec.

Written and Directed by: Bridget Johnson

Park Ridge, IL


A school administrator is sent to observe Mr.Schmidt, a History teacher not doing his job. He tries to fit in with his students that are troublemakers.




Suspense, 4 min. 55 sec.

Written and Directed by: Dean and Grace Lambertsen

Lake Zurich, IL


A stressed out student is seeing things....or is she?


Twisted Female Bodies

Nonfiction, 10 min. 

Written and Directed by: Jakyrah Harris

In conjunction with Free Spirit Media

Chicago, IL

This documentary focuses on the depiction of women in the media and society.  The question driving this film is "Should the media and society stop portraying the idea of a perfect woman?" 


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