SHORT FILMS | 2020


BLESS ME, FATHER | fiction / comedy

Director: Boubkar Benzabat

Country of Origin / Filming: France



A man goes to the church in order to confess

his last sin to an exasperated young priest.

BLUE MATTER fiction / romance

Director: Andrea Gatopoulos

Country of Origin: Italy / Greece

Country of Filming: Italy



It's a sunny summer day. Mickey is sick with the worst disease. He chooses Flo, an old friend, for a trip in his hippie van to forget about everything just for one night.

COMMITTED   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..

COVID 19 - UNICORN  documentary

Director: Charalambos Charalambous

Country of Origin / Filming: Cyprus


CoViD 19 through the eyes of a young girl and her unicorn sister...

DESATURATED fiction / comedy

Director: Marina Stepanska

Country of Origin / Filming: Ukraine


'Desaturated' is a 10-minute visual comedy. The comedic value of the film is built on the fact that the character knows that she is a character in a film, and is trying to overcome the visual cliches without which we cannot imagine modern cinema.

DOING BIG JOBS   fiction / comedy

Director: Johannes Huth

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


Suffering from horrible indigestion, a lady dashes into the toilet of a club in Berlin. But before she can relieve herself, a young couple in the next cubicle starts a heated discussion ending in a fight. A story about love, jealousy and a bit of cocaine.

FREE FUN   fiction

Director:  Fehmi Öztürk

Country of Origin: Cyprus

Country of Filming: Turkey


When Kika entered to have fun in a game, she encountered something she never expected. Nothing will be the same anymore.

HOMEMADE fiction / comedy

Director: Zulma Rouge

Country of Origin / Filming: France


In a deep countryside, a family of farmers round their end of the month in a very special way.

IN THIS LAND WE’RE BRIEFLY GHOSTS   fiction / drama

Director:  Chen-Wen Lo

Country of Origin: Myanmar

Country of Filming: Myanmar / Taiwan


Myanmar, 2013. Based on actual events, this human tragedy follows a 12-year-old child soldier, Su Su Myat, and her mute brother, Tin Min, who are imprisoned after deserting their first combat mission. Punished with no food or water, Su Su Myat is forced to choose between killing her seriously ill brother for her own survival, or risk dying with him.

MILA  fiction / drama

Director: Andreas Vakalios

Country of Origin / Filming: Greece


Based on a true story, "Mila" is a "polaroid picture" of a daughter's and a father's last encounter at the hospital. She is a twenty year old girl who likes to skate and who hates talking to her mom. He is a forty-five year old hospitalised alcoholic life artist. They haven't spoken or seen each other for years. Their encounter at the hospital might change everything. Or, it might not.

MOON DROPS fiction / fantasy

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: Gan

Country of Origin / Filming: Israel


A mother discovers that something happened to her daughter. Instantly her whole being becomes mother of

PIZZA BOY    fiction / drama

Director: Gianluca Zonta

Country of Origin / Filming: Italy


Saba, a boy from Georgia, works as a Pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba goes through the city frenetically, hoping to be on time at the hospital.

SHHHH fiction / comedy / horror

Director: Gianluca Zonta

Country of Origin / Filming: Italy


Saba, a boy from Georgia, works as a Pizza delivery boy in Bologna. During his evening shift he receives an important phone call: his son is about to be born. Forced to finish his deliveries, Saba goes through the city frenetically, hoping to be on time at the hospital.

STAY AWAKE, BE READY  fiction / drama

Director: Pham Thien An

Country of Origin / Filming: Vietnam


A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.

SWAP fiction / drama

Director: Aksinya Gog

Country of Origin / Filming: Russia


Dashing 90's. A young man who urgently needs money, hijacks a car with a diplomat from Sweden. Colonel Saveliev acts. His task is to save lives.

THE LEAK fiction / drama

Director: Alberto Marchiori

Country of Origin / Filming: Italy


Maria has always played the part of the caring mother and grandmother. Which is what everyone expected from her. A simple question opens her eyes, she realises that she needs an authentic friendship. For the first time, she asks for help.

WAX AND FEATHERS  documentary / experimental

Director: Marios Lizides

Country of Origin / Filming: Cyprus


Even though dad passed away thirty years ago, the last time I saw him was one year ago, in a dream I had. This film is a metaphysical conversation with an apparition, a construct of dreams and memories that raises questions of identity, memory, and existence.

WILD WILL   fiction / horror

Director: Alan King

Country of Origin / Filming: Australia


When the neighbourhood dogcatcher William Page is found wandering the streets disoriented, he is brought back to the local police station for assistance. However the situation soon disintegrates into hell on earth.

STUDENT FILMS


ALIEN  fiction / drama

Director: Jegwang Yeon

Country of Origin / Filming: S. Korea


Reonghee and I are illegal aliens. Yesterday, Reonghee died while running away from the Immigrant Office Agents. The company we worked for is only concerned about covering up the mess. I'm going to find Reonghee, who's body the company has hidden somewhere and give her funeral that she deserves.

ALNAJMA    fiction / drama

Director: Gilbert Karam

Country of Origin / Filming: Lebanon


After the curtain falls at the end of a musical play in one of the most prestigious theaters in Beirut, Aida, the very well-known actress, leaves the stage to face an uncertain reality.

DANCES WITH CAMELS fiction / comedy

Director: Josh Trachtman

Country of Origin / Filming: Israel


A soldier is left to guard in the desert in the middle of nowhere. With nothing better to do, he starts to dig holes in search of a lost bag of drugs. Slowly he loses all reason, and his obsessions take over.

KIPPAH   fiction / drama

Director: Lukas Nathrath

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


Based on actual events, this film tells the story of 15-year-old Oskar who newly visits a multi-cultural high school. He feels comfortable in his class community and has found a best friend in his seatmate Eren. However, when Oskar, without thinking, reveals in an ethics lesson that he is Jewish, the atmosphere changes.

MAMA fiction / drama

Director: Anastasia Borisova

Country of Origin / Filming: Russia


A young country girl with a baby is trying to arrange her life in Moscow. To make ends meet, she is looking for money and any job.

OFFENCE fiction / drama

Director:  Max Benyo

Country of Origin / Filming: Germany


One night Gregor notices that his son hasn't come home. In search of him, his worst worries come true: Julius was brutally beaten up. Driven by pain and helplessness, he tracks down the one, who is responsible. But the image he had of the perpetrator does not match reality. The insight into the difficult life circumstances of the young man opens a new perspective for him. But his decisions have already triggered a dangerous development.

SILENT NIGHT   fiction / comedy

Director:  Alexandra Rieser

Country of Origin / Filming: Austria


The young student Elias returns to his home village on Christmas Eve to celebrate together with his mother Veronica, 'Vroni', but this year her new boyfriend Fritz will join as well. From the start it is clear that Elias, a vegetarian, refuses to accept the Butcher in his family life.

THE CALL  fiction / drama

Director: Ondrej Burda

Country of Origin / Filming: Czech R.


It's a cold spring evening and Tomas is just in the city far away from his home. He is talking on a phone to Anna, who is suddenly telling him that a suspicious man is standing in front of their house and is trying to get in.

THE QUIET   animation

Director: Radheya Jegatheva

Country of Origin / Filming: Australia


When an astronaut ponders on the quietude of space, he comes upon a startling self-realisation. The truth is written in the stars, but what will he uncover?