documentary, 162 min, eng subtitles, 16+
A Cat Is Always Female / Mačka je vedno ženska by Martina Meštrović, Tanja Vujasinović (Croatia, 2019, 17 min)
Through a feminist lens, the filmmakers pay homage to their professor Marija Ujević Galetović – one of Croatia’s most important sculptors. Marija's life story and views are told through a combination of video footage and animation of her feminine sculptures.
Apart / Spolu sami by Diana Cam Van Nguyen (Czech Republic, 2018, 10 min)
This short film about life after the loss of a loved one deals with a difficult topic, using techniques of both live-action and animated film. Real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people untimely exposed to death.
Connected / Połączeni by Aleksandra Maciejczyk (Poland, 2018, 18 min)
Blind Krzysztof goes skiing with Wiola, who is his wife and guide. When they finally reach the summit, they must find each other and connect in the surrounding fog. A short documentary about love and passion.
Dancing for You / Tańczę dla ciebie by Katarzyna Lesisz (Poland, 2018, 18 min)
Twelve-year-old Wiktor is practicing for the annual show at the ballet school he attends. His grandmother is his companion as he prepares for the performance, but his dream is that his father, who lives abroad, will come to the show.
2018 IDFA (Best Children’s Documentary)
Fundaments / Fundamenti by Peter Cerovšek (Slovenia, 2018, 22 min)
The director of the film follows the construction of a luxury hotel through his kitchen window. Fragments of the dissolution of his relationship unintentionally sneak into the recorded material and shake the very foundations of the film.
2018 Sarajevo IFF
In Between / Në Mes by Samir Karahoda (Kosovo, 2019, 14 min)
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Brothers and sons who live abroad build identical houses to express the equality and unity in family. An empathetic portrait of the families that, by economic necessity, need to live much of their lives separated and living in cultures not their own.
Musical Traumas / Muzičke traume by Miloš Tomić (Serbia, 2018, 11 min)
Musical Traumas came to fruition as the result of director's obsession with music schools. It is a rhythmic compilation of traumatic, but amusing confessions of former students, as well as an attempt to visualise music with scrumptious, hand-drawn animation.
Prisoner of Society by Rati Tsiteladze (Georgia, 2018, 15 min)
What it means to be a stranger in your own home and country? An intimate journey into the world and mind of a young transgender woman, who has been locked away from the outside world for the past decade.
2019 European Film Academy Award Nominee
2018 Tampere FF (Best European Short Film)
The Briefing / Odprawa by Filip Drzewiecki (Poland, 2018, 19 min)
The film captures the everyday life of medicine students on a summer internship camp. Everything happens fast, each case is a novelty and some situations are even surprising for the young practitioners of medicine.
The Place From Where I Write You Letters / Mjesto odakle vam pišem pisma by Nikolina Bogdanović (Croatia, 2018, 9 min)
In the 1950s my grandmother's sister moved with her husband to Germany. The photographs she was sending home, document their new life in the West.
The Wonderful Years / Shchaslyvi roky by Svitlana Shymko, Galina Yarmanova (Ukraine, 2019, 9 min)
Based on the archive video materials and interviews excerpts from the research projects on LGBT history, the film explores the lives of queer women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union.