Once there was a sea...
by Joanna Kozuch 16’ I Fiction I
Poland – Slovenia
Most of the changes in climate and landscape in the area of the Aral Sea are the outcomes of one of the worst man-made eco-catastrophes in human history. The Aral Sea is dying. Inspired by the place on the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and the stories and destinies of the people that the director has met when she was exploring the disaster of Aral Sea
by Yoriko Mizushiri 6’ Fiction I France
Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things encounter, a new direction is born.
Granny's Sexual Life
by Urška Djukić, Émilie Pigeard
14’ Documentary I Slovenia I France
Four old women, reflect on their memories of old times when they were young and how different the relationships between men and women were back then. Their voices merge into one single voice, that of the grandmother Vera, who tells her story in proper detail. A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century..
by Xosé Zapata, Lorenzo Degl´Innocenti
17’ Fiction I Spain
1588 A shipwrecked member of the Spanish Armada sent by Felipe II from Lisbon to conquer England is captured on a beach in Ireland. There he is tried, found guilty and hanged until his death. Everything would be very reasonable following the laws of war and hatred between human beings, the problem is that the prisoner is a monkey.
by Daniel Benjamin Gray
11' Fiction I Hungary - Canada
Two brothers entertain themselves with a joyous game of hide and seek while their parents cook dinner. As one boy counts, the other quickly hides in a small cabinet full of glasses, stubbornly determined to win. Seconds pass… then minutes… years… and decades. Every so often the boy peeks out of the sideboard. What he sees is strange and unfamiliar. With each glance, everything and everyone he once knew changes and fades, until he is left alone. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Gray (t.o.m., 2006; teeth, 2015), HIDE is an emotionally stirring and surreal animated short with elements that could be described as horror. Using a sparse soundtrack and visual design that shifts from bright and spacious simplicity to opaque fragments, HIDE tells a prescient story about family, social anxiety and isolation in a world that is increasingly disjointed and unrecognizable.
by Raphaëlle Stolz in collaboration with Augusto Zanovello 14’ Fiction I Switzerland
In the 1930s, a village in South America wanted to inaugurate its cemetery. Unfortunately, no one died in the village. So the mayor published a small advertisement in the region: “Looking for a corpse for the inauguration of the Miracasas cemetery”. Freshly murdered, Ernesto is the lucky one and takes part in his carnival funeral in spite of himself. The gathered villagers celebrate the event with passion, so intrigued by the idea of death that they put life aside.
On The Surface
by Fan Sissoko 4' Fiction I Iceland
A young Black woman goes swimming in the Icelandic sea and reflects on her experience of raising a child in a country that feels nothing like home. As she enters the freezing water, she relives her traumatic pregnancy. Being in the wild and facing her fears is helping her heal..
Fall of the Ibis King
by Mikai Geronimo, Josh O'Caoimh
10’ Fiction I Ireland
The antagonist of a dark opera becomes increasingly unsettled following the unlikely return of the former lead actor.
Do not cross
by Flora Dovigo, Massimo Vignati
5’ Fiction I Italy
"It is easy to get lost in a contemporary art museum packed by thousands of works in a maze of rooms... but, where is the toilet? What can you do in these cases if not holding it back, squeezing your legs and letting yourself be lulled by the spasms that guide you in a sprawling dance? What better place to put aside all dignity and pass suffering as an authentic “performance""? Two minutes of glory and then, when the queue melts, to hell with art, there is only one thing to do.
The Luggage Room
by Daniela Cuenca 7’ Spain
Soledad, a 65-year-old immigrant, fills a suitcase with gifts to send her family, as she embarks on a journey of fantasies and memories about her loved ones and the countless objects she has accumulated for them in a mountain of baggage inside her small room