An End to War Enough
by Simone Massi 5' Italy
A world without war is another utopia that we cannot wait any longer
Christopher at Sea
by Tom CJ Brown 15' France
After embarking as a passenger onboard a cargo ship returning to Europe he begins to question his sanity and the very understanding of his perception of time in this romantic psychological thriller at sea. After a brief encounter with one of the shipmates, James, Christopher settles into life on board the ship. His life quickly falls into a routine that shapes his day-to-day existence, mirroring the monotony of the ship’s passage through open waters.
by Zora Kovac 8' United States
After an agoraphobic scientist accidentally creates a baby-like plant creature, their connection threatens to upend his reclusive way of life.
The Garbage Man
by Laura Gonçalves 12' Portugal
On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.
Well Wishes My Love, Your Love
by Gabriel Gabriel Garble 9' Malaysia, Sweden
Newly orphaned and freshly wounded from an immense loss, a boy lends his companion a prosthetic arm for the day. The companion would then expose the prosthetic limb to a mélange of textures and materials, whilst documenting the whole process. As the moon inches closer and closer towards the sun, the boy sees something unusual reflected on the water's surface... What will become of the limb, and what will become of the video recordings?
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..