fiction, eng subtitles, 16+
As Up to Now / Kao i do sada by Katalin Moldovai (Hungary, 2018, 24 min)
Hope is what brings us forward. All the characters in the movie - including the main character Margit, and her daughter, Judit become part of a hope-giving lie, that can turn up their lives and bring a new beginning in their relationship.
2019 Cannes FF (Cinéfondation)
Fence / Gardhi by Lendita Zeqiraj (Kosovo, France, Croatia, 2018, 16 min)
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Several women from different generations of the same family loudly confront each other with their views on life, love, desire, and the patriarchy. The family gathering turns into chaos while the youngest one – the only boy – is looking for an escape.
2018 Palm Springs International ShortFest (Best Short Film Under 15 Minutes)
2018 Hamptons IFF (Best Narrative Short)
(with the director)
Maja by Marijana Jankovic (Denmark, 2018, 22 min)
Maja, a six year old Serbian girl gets dropped off at the kindergarten by her parents. They have only been in Denmark for a short period of time. Meaning everything is new in their eyes, especially the language, which makes it difficult for Maja to interact with other kids, and she often ends up being misunderstood. After a long and lonesome day, her parents come to pick her up, and just as you think her day is about to come to an end, we realise its just about to begin.
2019 Tribeca IFF (Best Narrative Short)
2019 Odense IFF (Best Danish Short Film)
Tina by Dubravka Turić (Croatia, 2019, 14 min)
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Zagreb, last days of the year. In an old apartment where every object belongs to the past, Tina is trying to revive the holiday rituals. As New Year's Eve is approaching, festivities and fireworks keep intruding into her private space.
2019 Sarajevo FF (competition)
The Afghanistans / Afganistanii by Adrian Silisteanu (Romania, 2019, 17 min)
Sporadic gunshots echo among the ruins of a village which, though abandoned, is an objective of great import for the Romanian government. This forces two young men to lead a hard negotiation, both for the fate of the settlement and for their own future.
The Christmas Gift / Cadoul de Craciun by Bogdan Muresanu (Romania, France, 2018, 23 min)
On 20th of December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his little son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.
2019 Brussels Short FF (Best Actor, Jury Prize)
2019 Palm Springs International ShortFest (Jury Award)
2019 Tampere ISFF (Best Fiction, Audience Award)
2018 Transilvania IFF (Best Short Film)
The Last Image of Father / Poslednja slika o ocu by Stefan Đorđević, (Serbia, 2019, 20 min)
Dusan and Laza are traveling through Eastern Serbia to Belgrade. Terminally ill, Dusan has to find a new home for his son Laza, to whom Dusan is all he has.
2019 Sarajevo FF (Best Short Film)
2019 Locarno IFF (Young Jury Award for Best International Short Film)
The Van by Enerik Beqiri (France, Albania, 2019, 15 min)
The Van finally stops, the doors open and the Son comes out alive. A few more fights and he will be able to pay his way out of Albania, and hopefully, take his Father with him.
2019 Cannes FF (Official Competition)