Vadim na progulke / Vadim on a Walk
Sasha Svirsky (School – Studio Shar)
Russia, 2021, 8'04"
Vadim gathers his courage and leaves his narrow, familiar square to face all the unknown that the world has to offer. In broad strokes and garish colours, he needs to process all the beauty and all the cruelty he encounters.
Précieux / Precious
Paul Mas (Je Suis Bien Content)
France, 2020, 13'42"
Julie doesn't manage to fit in at her school. The arrival of Émile, an autistic child, will change all that.
ليل / Night
Ahmad Saleh (ses-Studio/Fabian&Fred/Odeh Films)
Germany, Qatar, Palestine, Jordan, 2021, 15'58"
Night has to trick the mother of the missing child into sleeping to save her soul.
Conversations with a Whale
Anna Samo (Tiger Unterwegs Filmproduktion)
Germany, 2020, 8'45"
In this love letter to artists, their art, and its audience, a filmmaker’s constant rejections surprisingly bear fruit.
水中的女孩 / Girl in the Water
Shi-Rou Huang (Tainan National University of the Arts/Slow Studio)
Taiwan, 2021, 7'20"
In a room full of wall cracks, a woman recalls some ups and downs of love while she is stroking the scar on her leg, waiting for the paint to dry. Girl in the Water is based on the filmmaker’s personal experiences. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman’s broken heart.
Yoriko Mizushiri (Miyu Productions/New Deer)
France, Japan, 2021, 5'47"
Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things meet, a new direction is born.
Hugo Covarrubias, Martin Erazo (Trebol 3 Producciones/Maleza Estudio)
Chile, 2021, 15'54"
Based on true events, the film explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveal a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.