short films, 125 min, eng subtitles, 16+
1991 by Linas Žiūra (Lithuania, 2022, 12’)
The year 1991. A hot summer night. Lithuania-Belarus border. It is nearly dawn. There are two customs wagons on the roadside. One of them has been burnt down. In the other one, border guards sit in silence. Someone opens the door without knocking.
Omladinski FF Sarajevo 2023
Vilnius IFF 2023
As It Was by Anastasiia Solonevych & Damian Kocur (Poland, Ukraine, 2023, 15’)
Lera has been living in Berlin for almost a year since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. One day, she decides to go back to Kyiv. On her way, she finds out that her family is away from Kyiv and will arrive only the next day. She meets her friend Kyrylo, with whom she spends the day.
Cannes FF 2023 (La Cinef - official selection)
A teenage girl goes to her dad's house to care for his new cat. She comes across an annoying neighbour, an angry cat and an inexplicable feeling that her dad is keeping a secret from her...
Date Night by Gintare Parulyte (Luxembourg, 2023, 19’37’’)
Franka and Greg, a French woman and an Irish man in their 50s get ready for their first date. They are anxious and try their best to hold their nerve. However, once they meet, things calm down, and an honest, vulnerable, and moving exchange of secrets, confessions and profound truths follows. They are clearly immensely compatible and a great match. But at the peek of their meeting, something changes. It turns out that they are not strangers.
Drifting Apart / Triivides kaugusse by Rebeca Rummel (Estonia, 2022, 20’)
When Vera goes to the Soviet astronauts’ holiday village to treat her astronaut husband Alexei, the summer idyll gets shattered by the suspicion about her husband. This suspicion invades Vera’s soul secretly.
Jindřich and Eva reunite on a flight from Prague to Havana. They reconnect over their shared love of adventure and freedom. Jindřich plans to emigrate during the plane's refuelling in Montreal and invites Eva to join him. They face a life-changing decision as they approach their destination.
Czech Film Critics Award for Best Short Film 2022
Karlovy Vary IFF
Kyiv in 2022. A car races at breakneck speed through the city at dawn. Filmed from a subjective camera angle in a single unedited shot, this contemporary remake of Claude Lelouch’s film C’etait un rendez-vous captures the emotions in a state of emergency caused by the war.
Re-record / Перезапис by Kyrylo Zemlyanyi (Ukraine, 2022, 7’)
A family celebrates the birthday of their son. After a warm birthday greeting, their usual feast takes place.
Kyiv International Short FF
Riga International Short FF 2ANNAS
Palm Springs International ShortFest
Tel-Aviv International Student FF