Špela Čadež (Finta Film/Fabian&Fred/RTV Slovenija/Miyu Productions)
Slovenia, Germany, France, 2021, 9'30"
The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is hot. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Can she make it home in time?
Wyszła z Brzegów / The Flood
Sofya Nabok (Likaon/Polish National Film School in Lodz)
Poland, 2020, 9'20"
Three sisters go to the river on Kupala Night, to fulfil the rite of throwing a wreath to see the elder sister’s future.
Lucija Bužančić (Zagreb film)
Croatia, 2020, 8'12"
A short animated film inspired by the Greek myth of Narcissus, about a vain young girl named Iris who falls in love with her own image, until one day she disappears in a bathtub.
Love Is Just a Death Away
Bára Anna Stejskalová (Bionaut/Burning Frames/ FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts/Filmtalent Zlín)
Czech Republic, 2020, 10'50"
A tender story about finding love even amid utter decay.
Auf dem Grund des Wäschekorbs / On the Bottom of the Laundry Bag
Adele Razkövi (independent)
Austria, 2021, 7'
This short film tackles a common myth – the empty laundry basket. In the seven-minute animation, Adele Razkövi’s versatile talent becomes evident: animation, painting, music, sculpture, literature, and dance – utterly different disciplines flow together and yield a polyphonic ode to a common object.
Milý tati / Love, Dad
Diana Cam Van Nguyen (13tka/nutprodukcia/ FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts)
Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2021, 12'42"
The author rediscovers love letters her dad used to write her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back, hoping to find the connection again. She puts in writing what could not be said: blaming him for the family's break-up but also trying to understand.
Impossible Figures and Other Stories I
Marta Pajek (Animoon/National Film Board of Canada)
Poland, Canada, 2021, 16'05"
Following an explosion, a mysterious and elegant elderly woman wanders deserted city streets, recalling what was and wondering what could have been.