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.
by Mauro Carraro 8' Fiction
Switzerland - Italy
My old friend Walter has been living in his truck, Caronte, with his dog Rogna Rogna for eight years now. In an interview, he opens the doors of his four-wheeled home and tells us the stories of his adventurous life.
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..
The Seine's tears
by Yanis Belaid, Eliott Benard, Nicolas Mayeur, Etienne Moulin, Hadrien Pinot, Lisa Vicente, Philippine Singer, Alice Letailleur
9' Fiction I France
17october 1961, "Algerian workers" get down the streets to manifest against the mandatory curfew imposed by the Police prefecture.
by Leonid Shmelkov 16’ Fiction
Simon is a successful popular photographer. Once something inside him, in his life and work breaks down. Now he sees only cucumbers in everything. He cannot exist as before and is trying to cope with his problems ...
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.
Mild Madness, Lasting Lunacy
by Marine Laclotte 18’ I Documentary I France
This walk in the daily life of several psychiatric institutions, allows us to meet extraordinary people who let us enter their privacy
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