There were 5 films that were shown. Each was amazing in that the director managed to build plot and character development in such a short amount of time. Each was a gem of movie making and story telling. It was hard to pick a favorite. Here are the 5.
"The Confession" -UK- A boy is facing his first confession in church and is afraid he has no sins to confess. Through a series of tragic circumstances he causes the death of 2 people. Will he confess to his deeds? Great story!
"The Crush" -Ireland- Probably my least favorite of the 5, but still very entertaining. What happens when a young schoolboy falls in love with his teacher, but she announces that she is getting married? I just thought the plot and characters were a little over-the-top, but the story was pretty amusing.
"Na Wewe" -Belgium- This was my favorite. A minibus full of passengers in Burundi gets pulled over by Hutu rebels. Who will live and who will die? It was like a short version of "Hotel Rwanda." Very well done.
"Wish 143" -UK- I would put this one in the lead to win. It's the story of a teenage boy dying of cancer. When asked by a Make-a-wish-like organization what his last wish is, he asks to lose his virginity. A very poignant tale with humor, sadness, and hope all wrapped up in one short movie.
"God of Love" -US- A funny take on a modern-day Cupid. A quirky black-and-white film which was heavy on style with an amusing plot of a jazz-singing nerd looking for love.