Brutalia, days of labour
by Manolis Mavris Fiction 25’ Greece
Perfectly identical girls in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal and oligarchic society. What would happen if we replaced bees with humans? Anna observes the universe of her hive. Not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will have to make a radical decision.
by Olha Zhurba 19’ I Ukraine
n immersive insight into the last hours of 13-year-old Sasha’s life in a boarding school for children deprived of parental care. He is one of the luckiest – an American family finally adopted him. Today he will move to another country forever but there’s something that doesn’t let him go.
by Maxime Roy 30’ France
IManon, 30 years old and 8 months pregnant, is a struggling singer. Consumed by her administrative issues and under financial pressure, her relationship with Ludo crumbles and they don’t prepare for the birth of their child.
by Siiri Halko 20’ Finland
Nesting is a story about Veikka (20), who is about to leave his work place, a construction site owned by Kari (50), to start a new life in the big city. Veikka thinks the goodbyes will go smoothly, but a rare situation appears: there’s a baby in the crane. The surprising problem is an annoyance at first, but in the end it allows communication between the employees in a way that has been difficult in the past.
by Anastasia Veber 20’ Russian Federation
Young Sasha loves and hates his sister at the same time. She is a troublemaker. That is why he carefully avoids mentioning her even in an ordinary conversation with a policeman on the street. Moreover, Sasha has his own life. He tries to win the girl from his authoritative classmate in Olympic reserve school. The conflict turns from a trifle into a disaster. This situation is a trap for everyone involved.
You Go Girl!
by Shariffa Ali 11’ United States
Audrey, a New York City comedian who can make a joke of any situation, faces a staggering challenge in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. Can this city woman overcome her fears and rise?
by Thomas Buisson 18’ France
Claude, sixty-five years old, ride on her motorcycle, scratching Bingos and living on fake checks. For the village, it can’t last any longer. The old lady must settle down or disappear.
Blue has no dimensions
by Ágata de Pinho 20’ Portugal
Ara has always believed she will vanish when she turns 28 years old. As her birthday approaches, she submerges in the most fundamental sensations of existence. A masterful debut film from director-writer Ágata de Pinho, whose performance leads her character from trauma to catharsis in the most beautiful way.
We're not animals
by Noé Debré 16’ France
Igor is totaly depressed since his ex girlfriend, Marie, became an Instagram celebrity thanks to an activist group about female orgasm. Igor thinks it’s intentional strategy to keep him from finding someone else. He persuates his friend Arnaud to came at Marie’s to sort it out.
by Xochitl Enriquez Mendoza 15' Mexico
Catalina submits to the tradition of her people, “La Baláhna”, to demonstrate her purity and worth as a woman to her beloved, but her body betrays her and she fails to demonstrate her chastity. What future awaits Catalina in the face of a syncretic love that rejects her?
by Serhat Karaaslan 24’
France I Romania I Turkey
Late at night in a small Turkish town, a young couple tries to find a hotel room to spend the night together. They are rejected from all hotels for not having a marriage certificate. Once they believe they’ve found a trick to use, the situation gets out of hand.
by Mikel Gurrea 18’ Spain
In Basque language the verb heldu has a polysemic meaning. It can be ‘to hold’, ‘to grow’ or ‘to arrive’. The declined form heltzear means ‘about to’ all of those things. San Sebastián in the year 2000. The Basque Conflict is active. As she writes a letter to her absent brother, Sara, a fifteen-year-old climber, trains for the most difficult climb of her life.
by Emil Dam Seidel 8’ Experimental Sweden
Caught in a room the protagonist, Clarice, unfolds a vision of her own identity through a mirror interrogator. SHE is a cinematic adaptation of a solo dance performance with the same name. The original performance work was created and performed by Dorotea Saykaly and premiered at 5éme Salle at Place des Arts in Montréal, Quebec in 2019. Inspired by The Passion According to G.H. by Clarice Lispector, the solo revolved around identity and doubt. Manifested through movement, distortion and an interview with a phantom interrogator, the original work proposed looking at a questioning body through a female lens. The cinematic adaptation of the original performance work arose during the first COVID lockdown in 2020 as a collaboration between Dorotea Saykaly and film director Emil Dam Seidel.
by Marion Harlez Citti 29’ France
Alice and Tony keep on splitting again and again. Alice has come to rehearse with her theatre group in their country house. But Tony arrives unexpectedly and things go south. He takes up all the space. The garden becomes the stage where tensions, friendship, influence and break-up play out.
by José Luis Aparicio 30’ Cuba
Walfrido Larduet, a lonely electrical inspector, dreams of the Red Woman, whose image persists and becomes an obsession. Something tells him she is near. Over the course of a day, Walfrido will follow her trail as he travels through the suburbs of an infested city.
by François Bierry 12’ France
It's the story of a tiger who goes to conquer the love of his life. It's the story of a tiger to whom his buddy must absolutely say something. It's the tragi-comedy of a paper tiger.
When night meets dawn
by Andreea Cristina Bortun 19’ Romania
A teenage boy goes looking for his new friend on the hot streets of an eerie city. As the blue night falls, a sensual journey begins. Nature around him becomes exotic and the exotic becomes erotic. In the illuminating dawn he discovers he’s not like the rest
by Bruno Ribeiro 25’ Brazil
Gabriela is a young black pianist who will perform at her first major recital. However, a dream about her dead mother destabilizes Gabriela's mind and heart, putting her presentation at risk. From a series of strange encounters over the course of a day, Gabriela will go on a journey of reconciliation with her memories and her mother.
Αfter a room
by Naomi Pacifique 22’ Netherlands
Nights are long inside Naomi and Ram’s room. Tonight, they’ve invited Marina over and their messy space is under scrutiny. Exploring intimacy as personal playground, skin as intimate map, Naomi’s docile body is coming lose amidst the tension inside a room she continues knowing and unknowing. The small expressive child inside her is itching to ring its giggle through the night, before day breaks..
by Benoît Monney 6’ Switzerland
On a film set, there are always unforeseen events. Some days, it's all there is. And sometimes it's even worse.
Colony Collapse Disorder
by Amos Hozman 15’ Israel
Between forest and city, two ambiguous lovers' journey to preserve their togetherness.
Censor of dreams
by Leo Berne, Raphaël Rodriguez 18’ France
Every night, The Censor and his team moderate Yoko’s dreams. Tonight nothing happens as planned.
See You Garbage!
by Romain Dumont 17’ Canada
For Christmas, three garbage collectors, Élie, Nino and Belz, are surprised to be received for dinner at the house of the Prime Minister and the First Lady. They go there, enthusiastic and candid, without suspecting that on the menu, they have a painful series of disappointments and manipulations in store for them. See You Garbage! is a dramatic comedy that resembles a revolutionary tale, which attempts to explore the encounter between the well-coated contempt of the political class and a sudden awareness of its people.