short films, 162 min, eng subtitles, 16+
A Tale of Two Sisters / Opowieść o dwóch siostrach by Jakub Prysak (Poland, 2020, 16’)
Two elderly sisters, Bozena and Zofia, live next to each other in two flats in a housing block. There are two things that divide them — the wall and completely different political views.
Opolskie Lamy FFF 2020 (Grand Prix)
Film Festival Cottbus 2020
Fipadoc 2021 (New Talent Competition)
'IceDocs Iceland DFF 2021 (Competition)
Żubroffka IFF 2021 (Special Mention & Audience Award)
Blue Frontier / Plava granica by Ivan Milosavljević (Serbia, Croatia, 2020, 19’)
The man from the border has spent his entire life searching for the biggest fish that the blue Danube holds. Every sunrise the old fisherman attempts to lure the river giant with an ancient fishing method by clapping on the river surface with a hand-carved piece of wood. Two rivals - one on the surface of the water and the other concealed within the depths of the mighty river - are waiting to meet finally.
Busan ISFF 2020 (world premiere)
El Gouna FF 2020 (El Gouna Silver Star)
Martovski Festival 2021 (Best Short Documentary Film)
A short documentary about two shepherds from the Romanian village, Maglavit. The old shepherd saw God 85 years ago and was able to perform many miracles in which the whole community believes. The new shepherd who lives in Maglavit today is a young man who is in desperate need of a miracle that could make his brother better. But while he so much needs the miracle to happen, it’s very hard for him to believe in it, or to believe in the events from 85 years ago. Placed in a rural community full of religious certainty, the film focuses on the inner struggle of the second shepherd, Lucian, who seems to be stranded between wanting to believe in miracles and not finding it so easy.
Krakow FF 2021 (Silver Dragon Award)
A short film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. The author rediscovers letters that her dad had written to her from prison. That love seems to be gone now. She decides to write back in the hope of rekindling the connection. She puts in writing what could not have been said: blaming him for his family´s break-up but also trying to understand him.
Locarno FF 2021
BFI London 2021 (Award in Short Film Competition)
Among the garbage heaps of a big landfill on a Croatian island, Zoki uncovers a microcassette. A close study of the discarded object serves as a tribute to chance and the imagination.
Sarajevo FF 2020
Jihlava IDFF 2020
Thessaloniki IFF 2020
Hong Kong IFF 2021
After 20 years of silence, Olga travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she spent her childhood. The long-awaited family reunion interferes with her attempts to overcome her childhood fears and confront her uncle, who hid his double personality for decades.
Berlin FF 2021 (Golden Bear)
Lea is a first-time mom who has it all – healthy kid, loving husband, supportive family and a nice cosy home, but the reality is that she is exhausted, sleep-deprived, feels trapped and struggles to be happy.
In the Gambia, the smallest country of mainland Africa, fish is now being powered up by Chinese corporations and exported to Europe and China to feed animals in industrial farming. As a result, Gambians are being deprived of their primary source of protein, and overfishing is depleting the marine ecosystems. The film follows Abou, Mariama and Paul, three Gambians who share their stories of their daily struggles, anger, hope and longing for their loved ones.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020
Docs Human Right FF 2020
Where are you now? / Ku je Tani? by Eneos Çarka (Albania, 2020, 6’)
A father sends well-wishing voice messages to his son confined in self-isolation far away from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.
BFI Future FF 2020
Tirana IFF 2020
London IAFF 2020