short films, eng subtitles, 16+
Bless You! / Na zdrowie! by Paulina Ziółkowska (Poland, 2018, 5 min)
Everyone gets sick of everyone. But things become really bad when you get sick of yourself.
2018 Berlinale IFF (Generation 14plus – Special Mention)
2018 Annecy (competition)
How Steel Was Tempered / Kako se kalio čelik by Igor Grubić (Croatia, 2018, 12 min)
A father takes his son to an abandoned factory where he once worked. The building has long been reduced to a crumbling symbol of the new system. Nonetheless, the space will briefly be brought to life by recorded scenes of workers solidarity, inspiring a small gesture of defiance. That symbolic act will turn into a moment of catharsis and re-establish the relationship between father and son.
2018 Animafest Zagreb (Special Mention)
2018 Tabor Film Festival (Special Mention)
III by Marta Pajek (Poland, 2018, 12 min)
A Man and Woman meet in a waiting room and immediately get closer to each other. They commence a game that gradually gets more and more ferocious. Their faces resemble masks while shapes slowly lose their integrity. Bodies are formed like clay, embracing each other until the limits of impossibility. III is a portrait of a woman in an exhausting relationship with a man, which allures and repulses at the same time. The film is the third part of the triptych “Impossible Figures and other stories”.
2018 Cannes IFF (competition)
2018 Krakow FF (Best Polish Animated Film)
2018 Annecy IAFF (competition)
Night Walks / Nakts Pastaigas by Lizete Upīte (Latvia, 2018, 6 min)
Tonight, Anna and her dad have decided to walk home through the forest. Anna takes a torch and dad lights it up for her. The silent forest is as enchanting as it is scary and the bright flame as protective as blinding.
Solar Walk by Réka Bucsi (Denmark, 2018, 21 min)
Solar Walk shows a journey through space and the process of creation within an animated cosmic chaos.
2018 Berlin IFF (Audi Short Film Award)
2018 Flatpack FF (Best Short Film)
Take Me Please by Olivér Hegyi (Hungary, 2018, 14 min)
The boy hesitates, but he isn't strong enough to break up with his girlfriend. Finally the girl calls it quits, and when they meet again, the girl is with her new boyfriend. The boy is shocked, he wants to escape so he tries to hitchhike. The surrealistic journey reflects his mood swings.
The Box by Dušan Kastelic (Slovenia, 2017, 13 min)
The Box is full of miserable creatures. One of them doesn't belong there. He's thinking outside the box...
2018 ECU European Independent FF (Best European Independent Film)
The Call / Telefonul by Anca Damian (Romania, 2018, 10 min)
An elderly woman is taking a bath. While entering the water a new world reveals itself. The phone on a chair connects her with her son and keeps her linked to the world.
2018 Toronto IFF (competition)
2018 Annecy IAFF (competition)
The Electrician's Day / Elektriķa diena by Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia, 2018, 8 min)
As result of an accident during repair work next to a psychiatric hospital, an electrician loses consciousness and finds himself behind the wall.
Untravel / Neputovanja by Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr. (Serbia, Slovakia, 2018, 9 min)
A film about (local) patriotism, tourism and emigration. The girl lives in a grey, isolated country, enclosed by a huge wall. She has never travelled anywhere, but all her life she has dreamt of leaving forever for a perfect world called “Abroad”.
2018 Berlinale IFF (Generation 14plus)