Martin, (the Suit) decided to dress up to increase his chances from Copenhagen. Radek, (the Philosopher) opted for starting from Spanish country roads to embrace Mother Nature and escape the smells of large motorways. Pascal, (the all worked out Québécois), resolved to hitch rides all the way from Asia to make it a little bit more interesting. Lily, (the first-timer) hoped she would not wait too long to make it to Paris on time.
The competing films for the first prize of 500 euros will be shown on the Sunday evening with voting and comments taking place from around the world as we stream the event live!
1. The Gardener and His 21 Flowers
by Emil Langballe and Maria Samoto le Dous
Zambia. In a country in which 1 million children have lost their parents to AIDS, one man has tried to make a difference: he has adopted 21 orphans…
2. One City - the World
by Amelie and Laure Marandet
Can we travel the world when we have to stay in one place? Lyon: One City: One World.
3. Myth and Superstition in Manila
by Janus Victoria
A portrayal of the esoteric in daily life in the Philippines, as it does in much of Asia, fortune tellers and lucky charms playing key roles in people's lives.
4. Ian and Fry's Excellent Adventure
by Ian Jones
A fast-paced, fast-cut condensed video diary of the backpacking experience.
5. Faux Semblant
by Emilie Porry
An open window into the visions of a drug-addicted Thai prostitute.
6. Kids playing in the sand
by Sergio San Martin
A vision of childhood play as kids play football in the Moroccan sand.
7. I had a dream I went to Coney Island
by Sherwin Akbarzadeh
A nostalgic look at the changing world of Coney Island.
8. Follow Your Feet
A semi-animated trip through a traveler's unconscious mind.
9. African Circumcision
by Bruno Grafia
Circumcision is still a key rite of passage for boys in some tribes in Mozambique.
10. Video Letter from the Children of a Brazilian Favela
by Scott Miller
The children of a Brazilian favela are given a video camera to film their own community in an open video letter to the world.
11. 789 The Road is Mine
by Mitch Fournial
Documenting last year's hitchhiking gathering where travelers came from all over by thumb to meet up in Odessa, Ukraine.
12. Grandfather Skip
by Ken Kaizu
A stop-moton animation depicting a rustic Oriental scene in an argument between an old couple.
13. The Slowest Train
Jogeir D. Maeland (Joe) and the Kepesita Expedition
Moody blues guitar played on a train from Iran to Pakistan; a portrait of the subjective traveler's world within the cultures he passes.
14. Green Peace in Iran
by Kepesita and Pornosheriff
Set to a jarring, glitchy soundtrack, this entry was put together using footage shot by activists in the street in last year's bloody protests in Teheran.
15. 2 Wheels 4 Change
by OffbeatUnity Productions
Traveling by bicycle the 2 Wheels 4 Change mobile circus is currenty en route to Mongolia, stopping along the way to play in schools and orphanages. You can even go and join them.
by Eros Achiardi & Barbara Maffeo
An Italian man, blind since early adulthood, travels to New York and we're invited to look through his sightless eyes.
17. De Ta Main
by Sylvain Durain
Ghosts of the French colonial past still haunt the present in Togo.
18. Naked Japanese Men Festival
by David Weber
In the thousands of drunken Japanese men wrestle in loin clothes for small, sacred objects that bring luck for the next year.
19. Desert Winds
by Otto Stockmeier
The emptiness of the Nevada desert and the winds that sweep it.