SHORT FILMS | 2019


3 STOLEN CAMERAS  documentary

Directors: RåFILM & Equipe Media

Country of Origin: Sweden

Country of Filming: Western Sahara


The members of video activist group Equipe Media, from occupied Western Sahara, fight to keep their cameras. This is a story about breaking an absolute censorship with unique footage from an area where the Moroccan authorities have managed to implement a near total media blockade.

AJO fiction / drama

Director: More Raca

Country of Origin/Filming: Kosovo


To escape an early marriage arranged by her father, Zana has to make a courageous decision.

ARTHUR RAMBO fiction / drama

Director: Lee Gilat

Country of Origin / Filming: Israel


'Committed' takes place on the day when Leah forces her younger sister Batya to confront their father’s mental illness for the first time in a very long time and demands of Batya to hospitalize him. On this day, Leah is finally fed up with her role to solely care for their father and she decides to drastically alter her situation..

CHYANTI   fiction / drama

Director: Veemsen Lama

Country of Origin / Filming: Nepal


In the midst of the Maoist revolution, Ram, a guerrilla fighter, returns home to celebrate the festival of Dashain, only to realise that if he is to feed his family and send his daughter to school, he must sell Chyanti, the family goat, so beloved by his daughter, Sani.

COVER UP fiction / comedy

Director: Marie-Amelie Steul

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


The life of Ibrahim, a short tempered conservative Arabic censor, is turned upside down when his colleague Waleed discovers a compromising photo that could ruin his reputation. A race against the clock begins. The photo has to disappear. At all costs.

GREENKEEPER fiction / comedy

Director: Lisa Pozo Nunez

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


Guenther is a greenkeeper with body and soul. Unfortunately his soccer club stays far behind his ambitions. Since they are about to relegate again, it is on him to save the honor of his team.

I DIDN'T SHOOT JESSE JAMES fiction / comedy

Director:  Sophie Beaulieu

Country of Origin / Filming: France


In a French non-western setting, Jesse James is preparing a new bank robbery, after many months of inactivity. But his lifelong partner Bob Ford has more stable projects with his fiancee Cynthia. A weak man more than a coward, Bob just can't tell Jesse. But will he go as far as killing him? What if the story of Jesse James and killer Bob Ford was just a glorified expression of an unlikely vision of masculinity?

IN THE HUT OF MR. VAN DEN BRINK fiction / drama

Director: Björn Renner

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


In this modern fairy tale the two small-time crooks Heiko and Marcello end up in the hut of Mr. van den Brink. Having fled the police they hide in a garden house but then wake up with their hands and feet bound. From now on the owner of their hiding place, Mr. van den Brink, is calling the shots.

ITALY & (THIS IS) WATER music video

Directors:  Ioan Gavriel & Anja Franziska Plaschg

Country of Origin: Austria

Country of Filming: Malta


A single day: from the tender break of dawn to the darkest night.  One out of many days to come? Quite possibly the very last.  A long farewell, an ultimate goodbye to a life we have grown to hold dear. Leading to a head-on dive into a new reality, into a new state of being.

LE PASSAGE   fiction / fantasy / science-fiction

Directors: Clément & Pierre Labarre

Country of Origin / Filming: France


This short film between realism and fantasy features a young man and an old man moving on a canal in the middle of the night aboard a boat. As they approach an immense building, they will make a meeting as strange as unexpected that will project them to the border of space and time.

MAELSTROM fiction / horror / comedy

Director: Yoram Ever-Hadani

Country of Origin / Filming: Serbia


A factory worker assembles an enigmatic machine that produces liquid drops from the moonlight.

MOTHER OF fiction / drama

Director: Carlos Gómez-Trigo

Country of Origin / Filming: Spain


Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony's head.

O.I. fiction / horror / comedy

Director: N'cee van Heerden

Country of Origin / Filming: Canada


Chris revisits the Tiki bar where he made his first ever deal. He wants to celebrate the biggest deal he's ever made by drinking down memory lane. It is early morning and there is only one other customer, Barry, and the Barman. Barry is drinking to forget and is in no mood to celebrate anything. Only Chris' offer of free drinks for a week if he can't solve Barry's problems makes Barry change his mind. Barry has a unique problem. He came up with a truly original idea. And he is the only one immune to it. Chris doesn't believe a word of it and is determined to prove Barry a liar and win the bet.

RITA   documentary

Director: George Danopoulos

Country of Origin / Filming: Greece


Rita, an old-school prostitute, in Athens, talks about facts and aspects of her life and character.With her soft adorable voice she escorts an acute variety of images while wandering inside the whorehouses showing us the abrasive and strident world of the brothels in Athens.

THE 100TH VICTIM   fiction / drama

Director: Anthony von Seck

Country of Origin: Canada

Country of Filming: U.S.A.


A truck stop diner, a killer confesses his bizarre experiments to a blogger for the LA Times. An unassuming middle-aged man shares his appetite for twisting fate and playing God. He has polaroids of his ninety-nine victims, by the end of their meal, one of them will be the next.

THE BIND  fiction / drama

Director: Caroline Bartleet

Country of Origin / Filming: United Kingdom


THE BIND is a tense thriller/drama set on a remote farm. It follows the fate of a mother, RUTH (60s), as her son, JAMIE (40s), turns up in the middle of the night with his nine-year-old daughter and threatens to kill his parents if they refuse to give him his fair share of the farm, which they have given to his older brother instead. With every decision Ruth makes, she will endeavour to save as many as she can from this dangerous hostage situation.

THE SOUND fiction / drama

Director: Antony Petrou

Country of Origin: Cyprus

Country of Filming: United Kingdom


Beth lives a quiet rural life with her parents, on their secluded family farm. When her fragile mother begins to hear a mystery sound that nobody else can hear, the family are unsure what to make of it. Soon, the sound becomes a source of frustration and pain and it drives Beth’s mother to the brink. Desperate to alleviate her mother's suffering, Beth becomes obsessed with finding and stopping the mystery of the strange sound.

THE VISIT fiction / drama

Director: Christian Werner

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


Klaus (60) works voluntary as a Santa Claus in a shopping mall. After an exhausting day, he considers to hang up his job. But then, he gets a call from the children's intensive care unit.

TO THE MOON AND BACK fiction / drama

Director: Stelana Kliris

Country of Origin / Filming: Cyprus


A young man has to tell his girlfriend that he has been accepted on a one-way mission to Mars.

TOMATIC fiction / comedy

Director: Christophe Saber

Country of Origin / Filming: France


Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.

WIDDERSHINS animation

Director: Simon P. Biggs

Country of Origin / Filming: United Kingdom


The life of a pampered gentleman is seamlessly automated by machines, but his orderly existence is thrown into chaos when he chooses to pursue a free-spirited woman, against the advice of his robot butler.

STUDENT FILMS


ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES  fiction / comedy

Director: J.J. Vanhanen

Country of Origin / Filming: Finland


A quiet farmer father and his son set out on a trip to the pharmacy after the teen has a little accident with his girlfriend.

GOODBYE AMSTERDAM!   fiction / comedy

Director: Natalia Shinelyova

Country of Origin / Filming: Russian Federation


Sveta and Oleg are a modern young couple: they eat organic food, exercise regularly and are dreaming of moving to Europe. All their plans turn to ruin one day at the supermarket as Sveta gets bitten by a woman in leopard leggings.

MARIELA    fiction / drama

Director: Victoria Romero

Country of Origin / Filming: Argentina


A young woman remembers the tragic story of the woman that was her nanny.

MEATBALLS fiction / drama

Director: Chrys Barmpas

Country of Origin / Filming: Greece


Panagiotis, a young introverted architect, is in the perfect relationship. Lena, his partner, embodies everything he desires, just like he discusses with a particularly attentive man in an office. But all the characteristics that once seemed heavenly to Panagiotis, now have become a living hell.

THE HIVE documentary

Director: Jeremi Skrodzki

Country of Origin / Filming: Poland


A short documentary about a green enclave in the city center of Warsaw. Filmed on the 35mm tape.

THE LAST OF HIS KIND documentary

Director: Janik von Wilmsdorff

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every day, from all over the world.

Since his birth, Paul himself has never gone farther than a few kilometres from this place, because his heart belongs here.

THE MOTION OF STARS fiction / drama

Director:  Jan Prazak

Country of Origin / Filming: Austria


Eight-year-old Lena’s favourite book, about the secret relationship between stars and humans, gains special significance as she watches a solar eclipse with her father; changing both their worlds forever.

THE SISTERS   documentary

Director:  Micha Hytros

Country of Origin / Filming: Poland


Behind the mighty eighteenth-century wall of the oldest enclosed convent in Poland - Benedictine convent in Staniatki, near Krakow - the life of twelve nuns in their 70s goes on. Despite their age and the world of rapid change, they try to comply with the rule set over ten centuries ago ‘ORA et LABORA’ each day. Our protagonists – nuns Anuncjata and Benedykta (40 years in convent) – introduce us to the world behind the wall telling us about their lives and decisions in a specific way. They show us the world of convent in true colours, without stereotypes, often touching and amusing at the same time. This is the film about silence said aloud.

TRIBE OF GHOSTS documentary

Director: Almicheal Fraay

Country of Origin: Netherlands

Country of Filming: United Republic of Tanzania


‘Tribe of Ghosts’ is a documentary that takes place within a government-run shelter; here we see how children with albinism live alongside children with visual and auditory problems. We follow a group of children with albinism on their daily rituals as they struggle with their burden and we witness their fragile childhood. Armed guards watch over the children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The children with albinism cannot leave the shelter because they are likely to be subjected to torture and ill-treatment or worse death. In this documentary we will observe the innocence of these young children and learn about the consequences of these superstitions.

Will they ever be free of their oppressors or does the cycle of pain continue, in the land of the supernatural?