In 2022, FOLCS virtually hosted its annual International Short Film Competition
This special program was produced in partnership with the New York Film Academy.
Director: Mohammad Hormozi
A violinist woman wants to enter an administrative building in the Islamic Republic of Iran, but as her hijab is deemed inappropriate by the security, she must stay in the waiting room. The events in the waiting room inspire her to make her new piece.
Director: Daniyal Mahmoudnia
The story of Ali, a disabled kid in a wheelchair who desires to go to the top of a cliff from which he can launch his paper plane like the other kids.
Director: Anaïs Lonkeu
“When you’re black, you have to work twice as hard as the others, otherwise you will disappear.” Laura, an absolute fan of Harry Roselmack, watches her favorite TV host disappear. Will she disappear as well if she gets bad grades at school?
Director: Mehrnoush Alia
A new driver at a ride-hailing company in Iran who has hit rock bottom accepts to give a ride to a dog knowing too well that it is against the Islamic laws of his country. He does not know that this dog is experiencing a crisis just like him.
Director: Hafez Hasanvand
Story of Hiro, a 12-year-old girl who is forced to marry a 45-year-old man because of poverty and faulty traditions.
Director: Phoebe Chingying Man
Country: Hong Kong
Around 230 people joined Phoebe Man’s socially-engaged art “Free Coloring If I Were” (2018) in response to the #MeToo Movement. Imagine with empathy if they were a victim, a perpetrator, and a bystander. Phoebe Man organized, animated, and transformed most of the coloring pages of the audience to make the animation Post