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Main Competition II (2023) Tekmovalni program II (2023)

različni avtorji / various / 73 min

The best new animated films from Central and Eastern Europe in the running for the Audience Award and the Jury Grand Prix. The filmmakers featured in this strand include animation legends and debut filmmakers alike, and everyone in between.

A guerra finita / Once War Is Over
Simone Massi (Simone Massi/Emergency ONG Onlus)
Italy, 2022, 4'45"

A world without war is another utopia that we can no longer wait to happen.

Disc+dog
Tomek Ducki (Pigeon Productions/King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture - Ithra Production)
Poland, Saudi Arabia, 2023, 5'46"

A frisbee game of three dogs gets out of control while they get tangled up in social ties. What happens if one of them get excluded from the game?

27
Flóra Anna Buda (Miyu Productions/Boddah)
France, Hungary, 2023, 10'38"

Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she feels hindered by it, she still lives with her parents and tends to exist in her dreams to escape her dreary everyday life. After a psychedelic party on a factory roof, she has a serious drunken bicycle accident. Will this give her the courage to enter adulthood?

O krávě / About A Cow
Pavla Baštanová (MAUR film/Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction/SRF)
Czechia, Switzerland, 2023, 12'55"

An imaginative and playful collage of images from the life of cows. A mosaic of small stories from all over the world, in which cows experience positive and negative moments, depicts the life of an animal in a global world and its relationship with humans. The visually colourful images portray the cow as a sensitive creature worthy of admiration. With its stylized poetry, playfulness and humor, the film gives hope for a better world.

Die graue March / Greylands
Alvaro Schoeck, Charlotte Waltert (Virage Film/RTS)
Switzerland, 2023, 11'50"

An autumn day and the first winter night in the high mountains: it is hunting season. The paths of animals and humans cross and fade away. Swathes of mist blur the boundaries between dream, imagination and reality.

Sweet Dreams
Maria Zilli, Sara Priorelli (independent)
Italy, 2022, 4'52"

Sweet Dreams is a black comedy set in a remote motel, where the housekeeper is stuck in her monotonous work life. Sick of the repetitive humiliations by the employees and the motel guests, the woman eventually loses control and the feeling of revenge overcomes her.

The Crowd
Pelin Kirca (independent)
Turkey, 2022, 7'05"

The crowd is the untruth.

Obiteljski portret / The Family Portrait
Lea Vidaković (Adriatic Animation/Vivement Lundi!/Biberche Productions)
Croatia, France, Serbia, 2023, 14'35"

As Austro-Hungary teeters on collapse, Andras and his daughter are taken aback by the visit from Andras' unpredictable brother, Zoltan, who comes accompanied by his large family.

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Body Telo

Petra Seliškar

Monday, 20. 05. 2024 / 17:30 / Main Hall

For two decades, director Petra Seliškar documented the life of her close friend Urška, who is struggling with rare autoimmune diseases. Urška who was once a model and is now a professional pianist, faces unusual challenges, but refuses to let her spirit be broken. The film combines intimate conversations, personal archives, and impressionist images to delve into the secrets of the human body and reveal the power of art and friendship. World première in Sarajevo.

Challengers Challengers

Luca Guadagnino

Monday, 20. 05. 2024 / 20:30 / Main Hall

Samsara Samsara

Lois Patiño

Tuesday, 21. 05. 2024 / 17:00 / Main Hall

A sensory cinematic experience capturing the intercorporeal journey of a soul through the afterlife, from Laos to Zanzibar. In a transcendent sequence, the audience is asked to close their eyes and surrender to a soundscape accompanied by bursts of colour still visible through closed eyelids.