Wu Qi Dao
Animation, Short - 1 minutes - France - 2017
Jules Bourgès, Cécile Guillard, Nathan Harbonn-Viaud, Antoine Vignon, Benjamin Warnitz
Moïra Marguin, école Gobelins
SYNOPSIS : In a martial arts boarding school in northern China, a little girl fights to be a champion.
Short film - 24 minutes - Israel - 2017
Niv Bilman, Michael Stoliar
Shai Ben Dov, Rachel Gaon, Amir Keren
SYNOPSIS : Daniel is a master of the Japanese martial art of Kendo. But despite his prowess in battle, he has trouble fitting in, as he leads a secluded life of training in a Dojo in the rural north. One day he meets Shani, a young Kendo fighter from the city, and the two share an intimate night together and get to know each other. They dance, and Daniel experiences a whole new world of sensations and feelings. The next day the two face an entirely different dance – opposing one another in the ring.
The Soul Within
Documentary - 17 minutes - Brunei Darussalam - 2018
Short film - 14 minutes - Switzerland - 2018
ECAL - School of Arts of Lausanne
Flavia Potenza, Roman Grosso, Celia Muñoz
SYNOPSIS : In a school class, some students exchange complicit glances. Silent and calm on the surface, a world of mockery and fury is hidden in their telephone conversations through their devices that they hide subtly.
So when 'the new girl' arrives in the classroom, it is for them a new prey to indulge in.
People's Choice Award
Short film - 8 minutes - England - 2016
Bartberry Logan, Samuel Smith
David Cheung, Lauren Clinch, Brandon Ly, Bartberry Logan, Samuel Smith
SYNOPSIS : A father struggles to protect his family against the terror of the Tengu, bird-men of the mountains.
The Universal Martial Arts Film Festival (UMAFF) encourages an emerging generation of filmmakers whose films treat various aspects of the field of the martial arts; those of the arts of combat and the arts of health.
The Universal Martial Arts Film Festival (UMAFF) showcases films that explore the martial practice, philosophy, aesthetic and spirituality.
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