José Miguel Ribeiro (Praça Filmes)
Portugal, 2016, digital, 18'
This is a film about how the War settles in the body of the people who are forced to look at it right in the eye. And then, thousands of miles away and dozens of years ahead, how, like a virus, it can still infect other human beings.
Once Upon a Line
Alicja Jasina (University of Southern California)
USA, 2016, digital, 7'06”
A man leads a monotone, humdrum existence until he suddenly falls in love. What follows is a short portrait of a difficult relationship marked by a struggle for control and identity. The ending gives hope for a new beginning and a change of perspective.
4min15 au révélateur/4min15 in the Developer
Moïa Jobin-Paré (Moïa Jobin-Paré)
Canada, 2015, digital, 4'52”
A young woman sees and captures, develops and scratches. She sews the images back together. Mixed techniques of a fragmented city.
An Ordinary Blue Monday
Naomi Van Niekerk (Drysfand)
South Africa, 2016, digital, 4’
One Monday morning, a girl gets ready for school. In the ghetto neighbourhood where she lives, violence and tragedy are part of everyday life.
In the Distance
Florian Grolig (Florian Grolig)
Germany, 2015, digital, 7'30”
It's calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.
Ely Dagher (BeaverandBeaver)
Lebanon, Qatar, 2015, digital, 15'
In the chaos of the city, a teenager is swept on a journey that will change him forever. Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar discovers something that lures him into the depths of the city. Immersed into a world that is so close yet so isolated from his reality, he eventually finds himself struggling to keep his attachments, his sense of home.
Bemilim Aherot/In Other Words
Tal Kantor (Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design)
Izrael, 2015, digital, 5'56”
A man recalls a moment of lost opportunity to communicate with his daughter. Their brief meeting after so many years undermines his world and renders his words meaningless.
Donato Sansone (Autour de Minuit)
France, 2015, digital, 4’05”
An artistic improvisation carried out day-to-day between 15th September and 15th November 2015, inspired by international events taken from the pages of the French newspaper "Libération".
The Wild Boar
Bella Szederkenyi (Kabinett Film/Yuzu)
Germany, France, 2016, digital, 13'42”
A homeless orphan, an animalistic little kid escapes the big city into the darkness of the woods. It is there that the kid meets a creature mightier than ever imagined.