INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

International Competition I

TRIAL

Brothers Lynch, UK, 2016, 15’

Trial

TRIAL

A pioneering mind transfer procedure offers a quadriplegic soldier the chance of a new life… but at a terrible cost.


SANDRA

Carlo Francisco Manatad, Philippines, 2015, 15’02’

Sandra

SANDRA

A group of quirky girls are confined in a psuedo-sorority where violence and friendship are uncannily intertwined.


MALESH

Ivan Bakrac, Serbia, 2016, 20’

Malesh

MALESH

A story of a vanishing world made of four women that are torn between an undeniable desire for family extension, and the freedom they are familiar with only in their imagination. In a man’s world, a woman who cannot give posterity, gets exiled or chooses exile herself. Mother, heroine of the film, chose an ultimate exile, taking her three daughters with her. The situation goes out of control at the youngest daughter’s 20th birthday, when Mother’s struggle comes to its peak, as well as its fiasco at the same time.


ROUND TRIP: MARY

Zharko Ivanov, FYR Macedonia, 2015, 9’47’’

Round trip mary

ROUND TRIP: MARY

In a small village a young cowgirl is rounding up her cattle and preparing herself for a trip to the town. On her way there, she meets different people in different sceneries. In the town, she is attracted by the cinema building and the film posters. The girl enters the cinema for the first time…


BITCHBOY

Måns Berthas, Sweeden, 2016, 15’

Bitchboy

BITCHBOY

Lukas, a young dedicated metal head, is visiting his recently departed grandfather at the hospital. Despite the bloodline, he doesn’t want the old man to be buried in the family grave.
Dark secrets come to light, and when opportunity comes, he seeks revenge.


WELEER

Robbe Maes, Belgium, 2015, 15’

Weleer

ONCE

“Weleer”/ “Once” tells the story of the rise and fall of an entire cardboard society. It’s about construction from scratch, nostalgia for ‘village life’ and the intrigues between villagers during a time of crisis.


International Competition II

IL SILENZIO

Farnoosh Samadi & Ali Asgari, Italy, 2016, 15’

Il silenzio

THE SILENCE

Fatma and her mother are Kurdish refugees in Italy. On their visit to the doctor, Fatma has to translate what the doctor tells to her mother but she keeps silent


DIE SPUREN MEINES BRUDER

Moritz Mayerhofer, Germany, 2015, 14’23’’

Die spuren meines bruder

TRACES OF MY BROTHER

Max mourns the death of his brother, trying desperately to fill his shoes. But the boy becomes increasingly alienated from his family, the next disaster is only a matter of time…


A COUNTRY OF TWO

Neritan Zinxhiria, România, Greece, Albania, 2016, 9’

A country of two

A COUNTRY OF TWO

In 1991, after more than four decades of oppression and isolation, the totalitarian communist regime in Albania falls, leaving its people exposed to the new world. The refugee crisis spread across Europe in Germany, Italy and Greece. Some succeeded in creating a new life, others not. Shpetim and Fatbardha were together. They decided to walk the distance between Albania and Greece to live their love. 25 years later, their son walks the same distance, this time from Greece to Albania.


AL PELAE

Óscar de Julián, Spain, 2015, 21’

Al pelae

AL PELAE

Too many memories for just a man.


TIZNAO

Andrés Farías Cintrón, Cuba, Dominican Republic, 2015, 16’

Tiznao

TIZNAO

While a hurricane thretens the city, Lubrini, a Havana cabaret dancer, is searching Ulises, his companion who disappeared in Havana. Gradually, the threat and the greed push Lubrini adrift within a obscure and full of dispair city.


EU QUERIA SER ARREBATADA, AMORDAÇADA E, NAS MINHAS COSTAS, TATUADA

Andy Malafaia, Brasil, 2015, 16’30’’

Eu queria ser tatuada

I WOULD LIKE TO BE ENRAPTURED, MUZZLED, AND, ON THE BACK, TATTOED

Silvana wants to escape.


International Competition III

CON TODAS NUESTRAS CAMARAS

Miguel López Beraza, Hungary, Spain, 2016, 27’

Con todas nuestras cameras

WITH ALL OUR CAMERAS

How many cameras are needed to portray someone’s life? Sandor sells antique cameras in the outskirts of Budapest; his routine is about to change due to a peculiar proposal.


GIBBERISH

Nathalie Biancheri, Italy, UK, 2016, 12’40’’

Gibberish

GIBBERISH

Language disintegrates into broken sounds as Mother and Daughter fail to communicate during their last Christmas together. On Christmas Eve, after a silent year of absence, a daughter returns home. Afraid to lose her, afraid of her, her mother tries to break down her daughter’s wall of secrets and lies. A portrait of misunderstanding and missed opportunity when words crackle and fade like a broken frequency that will never reach its destination.


DIYARIYEK

Muhammed Seyyid Yıldız, Turkey, 2015, 9’

Diyariyek

A PRESENT

A little girl in a house expecting important guests wants to buy one of them a little present with the money she saved up. Losing the present she bought with a struggle, the little girl will come home a grown person.


FINNISH MIDSUMMER 2169

Anssi Kasitonni, Finland, 2016, 9’45’’

Finnish midsummer 2169

FINNISH MIDSUMMER, 2169

In the year of 2169, there will be a solar eclipse during Midsummer Eve in Finland. That changes the life of a certain female vampire bat.


SYN

Philip Sotnychenko, Ukraine, 2015, 16’40’’

Son

SON

During the political crisis in the country, a young couple is going through divorce. The mother intends to emigrate with her child, but the child’s father refuses to give the permission.


RAISA

Pavel Cuzuioc, Austria, Moldova, România, 2015, 15’

Raisa

RAISA

Moldova. On a cold winter’s day, a young woman travels from the countryside to an address in the city, that she’s never been to before. There, she hopes to get something that may affect her future. Raisa sets off at the break of dawn to the bus stop. A long bus journey takes her to the city, and to a stranger’s house. It is a fateful journey into the unknown. An older woman opens the door. No appointment? You could have at least called. No need to pay, they’re for free. But Raisa is put on a waiting list. A meticulously rendered, deeply insightful portrayal of a crucial moment in the life of a survivor.The script is based on non-fictional stories by Aurelia Zavtoni.


International Competition IV

LA VOCE

David Uloth, Canada, 2015, 22’

La voce

VOICELESS

Edgar works in a pig slaughterhouse. He loves opera and he loves Ginette, the stripper of his dreams. Edgar is about to ask her to marry him when he surprises her bedding her boss. In shock, he loses his voice and unfortunately finds himself with the voice of a pig.


FANTASIA

Teemu Nikki, Italy, Finland, 2016, 9’

Fantasia

FANTESY

Un băiat de la țară nu vrea să mănânce cartofi. Vrea ceva mai exotic.


GARÁZS INVENTORY

Alyx Ayn Arumpac, Hungary, Philippines, 2015, 11’41’’

Garazs inventory

GARÁZS INVENTORY

In a small town in Northern Hungary, garages have become venues of rebellion against the monotony of repetitive, everyday life. The film explores the lives inside a forgotten town’s garages and shows the subtle struggles in the Hungarian countryside where, like smoke spewing out from the nearby chemical factory, a certain atmosphere of collective resignation fills the air.


UNDER THE SUN

Qiu Yang, China, Australia, 2015, 18’57’’

Under the sun

UNDER THE SUN

One incident occurs, two families tangle. There’s nothing new under the sun.


UMOWA

Ewa Smyk, Poland, UK, 2015, 5’

The deal

THE DEAL

Stop-motion animation on the arranging of marriages in the 1950s-60s, set in the Eastern-Polish borderland. The script is based on a part of Mikołaj Smyk’s diary, the director’s grandfather. The biographical objects used in the animation, such as an authentic headscarf, Polish and Russian books, the copy of Mikołaj Smyk’s diary and photographs, help situate the story in its original environment and express the atmosphere of the times. “The Deal” is a contemplation on family memory, and represents the journey of discovery through archives, sometimes referring back to the items the director has been familiar with, in an attempt to try to remind herself of the personal feelings and memories attached to those objects.


VIENTO

David Argüelles Redondo, Spain, 2016, 12’50’’

Viento

WIND

A man has come back to the place where he was born… There is an oil lamp hanging from a peg, illuminating during day and night the main entry to the village… A book… and the wind, always the wind wrapping it all.