For this latest edition of La Grotta dei Piccoli, a fresh batch of 100 animated short films awaits. Our young audience, known for their keen attention, can expect a selection of stories crafted by artists from all over the world and designed to engage and immerse.

True to tradition, we have organised the screenings to cater to different age groups. A special program for the little ones in the first part of the evening, followed by a thoughtfully curated selection for older kids. Each film has a unique story to tell: from great adventures in fantastical worlds to introspective narratives with a deeper resonance.

Once again, to accompany the main program our “Cambur” selection which highlights shorts that creatively address significant environmental issues and thus our commitment to raising awareness.

For the third consecutive year, the audience of La Grotta dei Piccoli will have the opportunity to choose their favourite films during the screenings in a fun and engaging way as well as to continue the conversation in the now customary afternoon labs.

La Grotta dei Piccoli is a space where we actively celebrate different cultures and the endless boundaries of imagination. Each evening promises a diverse array of emotions, as films unfold with various storytelling techniques and perspectives, guaranteeing an enriching experience for our public.

Curated by: Valeria Weerasinghe

#LaGuarimba2024

18:00 | DOODLE SPACE | Free drawing workshop

21:00 | SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

Allure by J. Van De Beek, B. De Fries | 4′ | United States

Hoofs On Skate by I. Meilūnas | 13’ | Lithuania

Rally by M. Noh | 5‘ | Corea

Butterfly by S. Brkulj | 8’ | Croatia

Aaaah! by O. Cerfon | 5‘ | France

Sandcastles by M. Stewart | 6’ | United Kingdom

The Miniwhats by E. Boitsov | 7‘ | France

As if it could by A. Güvenir | 13’ | Belgium

Balam by G. Casarin | 11‘ | Mexico

Little Dan by Y. Lai | 5‘ | United States

22:00 | SHORTS FOR YOUTH

Croak Show by S. Eriyat | 4‘ | India

My Mother’s Story by S. Kim, M. Jang | 15’ | Corea

Summer 96 by M. Bédouet | 13‘ | France

Boom Boom Kid by D. Zaballa | 3’ | Argentina

Every Other Weekend by J. Naughton | 5‘ | Ireland

Gigi by C. Calvi | 14’ | France

Waldeinsamkeit by S. Roth | 4’ | United Kingdom

A night at the rest area by M. Saki | 12‘ | Japan

Météores by A. Patron, M. Le Péchon| 5’ | France

Magic Buzz by J. Müller | 1’ | Germany

18:00 | DRAW THIS IN YOUR STYLE | A MODO TUO

21:00 | SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

Between Yawns by A. Rajot | 4‘ | France

Candlelight by N. Scott | 7‘ | United Kingdom

Battery Mommy by S. Jeon | 9’ | Corea

Lovely Rita by E. Madrid | 5‘ | Switzerland

The Spyglass by E. Malin | 10’ | Sweden

Pavlos Pavlidis & Dimitris Samolis: Megas Raftis by T. Kunstler | 4‘ | Greece

What Is Left by B. Costanzo, F. Tornaghi, G. De Napoli, C. Capoano | 6’ | Italy

Tuu Tuu Til by V. Solomon | 5’ | Germany

Yuck! by L. Espuche | 14’ | France

Musical Socks by A. Horvat | 11’ | Croatia

22:30 | SHORTS FOR YOUTH

The Nectar Instead by Y. Lee | 5’ | United States

In the shadow of the cypress by H. Molayemi, S. Sohani | 20’ | Iran

Giovanna and the big peacock by M. Zilli | 20’ | Italy

Shackle by A. Henderson | 10’| United Kingdom

Cold in the mourning by A. Fleifel | 5’ | Lebanon

Hermit Island by G. Mariai | 17’ | Hungary

Time goes by L. Jenkins | 3’ | United Kingdom

Octopus Banana Hotchpotch by M. Fabjancic | 8’| Slovenia

Cut from the dead by E. Dönmez, D. Koçyiğit | 3’ | Turkey

The last man on earth by J. Żybul | 4’ | Poland

18:00 | TAKE A SELFIE | AUTORITRATTO

21:00 | CAMBUR: ENVIRONMENTAL SHORTS

Rainboy by B. Brunner | 6’ | Switzerland

The day spring comes by S. Shin | 7’ | Corea

Three Trees by M. R. Horhager, A. Hong | 5’ | Canada

My name is Edgar and I have a cow by F. Diviak | 8’ | Czech Republic

Human Resources by Trinidad P. Caussade, T. Tillier, I. Wenzek | 4’ | France

Love Photosynthesis by A. Zolonz | 4’ | Ukraine

For You by L. Paulli | 4’ | United Kingdom

Wild Tale by A. Quertain | 16’ | Belgium

22:00 | SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

La Bee Di Beeley by S. Beeley | 2’ | United Kingdom

Best Day Ever by M. Partridge | 1’ | United Kingdom

Crisp Dream by D. Ko, H. Song, S. Kang | 13’ | Corea

Wild Flowers by T. Sirois, R. Saint-Gelais | 6’ | Canada

Meditation At Dusk by J. Erdélyi | 8’ | Hungary

22:30 | SHORTS FOR YOUTH

Rosaria’s marriage by O. Renni, A. O. Enache | 4’ | Italy

Ik Ben Hier by G. Cheyenne | 5’ | Netherlands

Kind Of Morning by C. Franciosi, V. Vendroux, S. Hammann | 4’ | France

Return to hairy hill by D. Gies | 18’ | Canada

Matthew by H. T. Vallevik | 10’ | Norway

The Unseen by F. Guarini | 3’ | United Kindom

Antipolis by J. Kaspar | 26’ | Estonia

18:00 | MEDLEY | CONTINUA DA QUI

21:00 | SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

Mind Replacer by T. Otani | 2’ | Japan

Fracti by L. Petrache | 6’ | Switzerland

The Creators by M. Homan | 5’ | United Kingdom

Bluebird in the wind by E. K. Chan | 5’ | Spain

Little Fan by S. Yuferova, S. L. Bradbury | 5’ | Germany

Boyblue by Ciang, M. Dang Minh, F. Colombara | 5’ | Italy

Mr Passenger by J. P. Cavalheiro | 5’ | Portugal

Teeth Time by L. Shaul | 3’ | United Kingdom

Under the endless sky by A. Dzhiganskaya | 4’ | Ukraine

Canary by P. Dallaire, B. Therriault | 12’ | Canada

Eyes by H. Nam, Y. Choi | 14’ | Corea

22:30 | SHORTS FOR YOUTH

Papa Bouteille by L. Carraz, E. Deprun, L. Bruguiere, C. Bretou, P. É. Mazet, F. Marcassoli | 8’ | France

Pina by J. Depuydt, G. Accardo | 20’ | Belgium

Nun Or Never! by H. Jäälinoja | 11’ | Finland

King Of Sea by S. Berla | 6’ | France

La Valise by C. Mazlo | 6’ | France

Matta and Matto by B. Caderas, K. Zemp | 10’ | Switzerland

Fooled by your love by T. Rebák | 3’ | Hungary

Black Eyed Dog by A. Cino Zolfanelli | 15’ | Italy

See you on the other side by H. Jung | 9’ | Corea

18:30 | CINEFORUM | The young spectators meet the festival programmers

21:00 | SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

Coin Coin by S. Lelaisant, J. Marotte, A. Archambault, A. Frit, L. Grunder, J. V. Suzanne | 6’ | France

Mr Chicken goes to Mars by K. Mathers, L. Hobbs | 4’ | Australia

The Missing Spots by A. Rothaug | 3’ | Austria

The legend of Arana by A. Krishnadas | 4’ | India

Naissance Des Oasis by M. Jamault | 10’ | France

Wat zit er in die kist? by B. Algoed | 10’ | Belgium

Lobster Man by M. D. Minh | 4’ | Italy

Bird Drone by R. J. Jegatheva | 9’ | Australia

Catoon by L. Paganini | 3’ | United Kingdom

Greylands by C. Waltert, A. Schoeck | 12’ | Switzerland

22:30 | SHORTS FOR YOUTH

Catlands by A. Cigon | 10’ | Croatia

Dodo by Y. Luo | 13’ | Germany

Figure Strane by P. Leddi | 4’ | Italy

Zoo by T. Rimawi | 9’ | Jordan

Cut & by D. Liang | 2’ | United States

Architect A by J. Lee | 25’ | Corea

Swim by I. Santos | 5’ | United States

The garden of heart by O. Hegyi |11’ | Hungary

Nightpay by R. Fitzgerald | 4’ | Ireland

Minus Plus Multiply by C. Lee | 5’ | Regno Unito

20:45 | THE CHILDREN JURY & BEST OF | Announcement of the winner and screening of the most voted shorts

CAMBUR SELECTION

a film selection for the environment

HUMAN RESOURCES

Trinidad Plass Caussade, Titouan Tillier, Isaac Wenzek | 2022 | 4′ | France

Andy, followed by a friend filming the scene, goes to his recycling appointment. 

MY NAME IS EDGAR AND I HAVE A COW

Filip Diviak | 2023 | 8′ | Czech Republic

Edgar’s ordinary life is disrupted by a newborn calf he sees on a tourist trip to a slaughterhouse.

LOVE PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Alisa Zolonz | 2024 | 4′ | Ukraine

Within the microscopic realm of a leaf, Water embarks on an improbable love story with Chloroplast with the duo struggle to overcome their differences. 

RAINBOY

Barbara Brunner | 2023 | 6′ | Switzerland

Rainboy isn’t a common gardener. He plants drops and grows clouds. 

THE DAY SPRING COMES

Sooyeon Shin | 2023 | 7′ | Korea

One spring day, dandelion seeds fly with their own dreams to bloom. 

THREE TREES

Mathias Richard Horhager, Aaron Hong | 2022 | 5′ | Canada

As the seasons change, three little trees learn about themselves, friendship and their place in the world.

FOR YOU

Luca Paulli | 2023 | 4′ | UK

A heartfelt letter from a father to his two-year-old son, capturing a summer day in the park, a world filled with wonders yet to be discovered and a looming danger. 

WILD TALE

Aline Quertain | 2023 | 16′ | Belgium

In the middle of a boreal forest, a lonely feline meets a small bird. 

AAAAH!

Osman CERFON | 2022 | 5′ | France

Aaaah! is a cry of pain, surprise, fear, joy, songs, grumbling, laughter, anger… 

NUN OR NEVER!

Heta Jäälinoja | 2023 | 11′ | Finland

A nun digs a man up from the ground and loses her grip on everyday life. 

SUMMER 96

Mathilde Bédouet | 2023 | 13′ | France

The eternal « August 15 picnic » on Callot Island. But this year, Paul, his family and their friends find themselves trapped by the tide. 

NIGHTPAY

Rachel Fitzgerald | 2023 | 4′ | Ireland

A petrol station employee grapples with his own paranoia while working the night shift.

LOVELY RITA

Elena Madrid | 2022 | 5′ | Switzerland

A short story about stress, traffic jams and how to make the best of it.

WAT ZIT ER IN DIE KIST?

Bram Algoed | 2023 | 10′ | Belgium

A story about a pilot, a captain, a machinist, a driver, a mailman, a girl… and a giant box.

YUCK!

Loïc ESPUCHE | 2023 | 14′ | France

Yuck! Couples kissing on the mouth are gross. And the worst is, you can’t miss them: when people are about to kiss, their lips become all pink and shiny.

LA BEE DE BEELEY

Sacha Beeley | 2023 | 2′ | UK

Everyone is jelly of Queen Bee. She loves laying eggs all day! Without her, all the bees would be stuck!

EYES

Hyokyoung Nam, Yoojae Choi | 2023 | 14′ | Korea

There is a child called ‘Wilson’ born with only one eye congenitally.

LITTLE FAN

Sveta Yuferova, Shad Lee Bradbury | 2023 | 5′ | Germany

An unexpected encounter will grow into a meaningful friendship.

THE NECTAR INSTEAD

Yoo Lee | 2023 | 5′ | USA

A young fly gets trapped in the fly trap in the stop-motion studio only to have the existential realization that it spent its entire life chasing after the wrong thing.

BIRD DRONE

Radheya Jang Jegatheva | 2023 | 9′ | Australia

A heartfelt story of unrequited love explored through a lonely seagull struggling to accept that his newfound object of affection is a human-operated drone with a limited battery life.

THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

Joanna Żybul | 2023 | 4′ | Poland

Left alone in the world, the last survivor, walks around an empty city, wondering on what there is to come.

GREYLANDS

Charlotte Waltert, Alvaro Schoeck | 2023 | 12′ | Switzerland

An autumn day and the first winter night in the high mountains, it is hunting season. Swathes of mist blur the boundaries between dream, imagination and reality.

PINA

Jeremy Depuydt, Giuseppe Accardo | 2022 | 20′ | Belgium

At the end of the 19th century, in a Sicilian countryside village, the young Pina holds the power to regenerate the land. 

MATTA AND MATTO

Bianca Caderas, Kerstin Zemp | 2023 | 10′ | Switzerland

In a dystopian world where touch is forbidden, Matta and Matto offer refuge to the lonely at Hotel Vaip.

UNDER THE ENDLESS SKY

Alexandra Dzhiganskaya | 2022 | 4′ | Ukraine

A personal story about my childhood memories in Ukraine and exploration of how memories are preserved.

BEST DAY EVER

Matt Partridge | 2022 | 1′ | UK

An animated short about simple childhood memories.

DODO

Yi Luo | 2023 | 13′ | Germany

Dodo‘s father is a big blue bird. One day he flies away from the window, and hasn‘t come back. 

TEETH TIME

Lily Shaul | 2023 | 3′ | UK

Brushing your teeth is so boring ugh! 

TIME GOES

Lily Jenkins | 2023 | 3′ | UK

Time Goes’ is a hand-drawn animation about everyday experience and the passage through time.

MINUS PLUS MULTIPLY

Chu-Chieh Lee | 2023 | 5′ | UK

With containers as a motif and a metaphor for a safe place, the story surrounds the protagonist’s self-searching and healing journey, exploring the relationship between emotion and space. 

LA VALISE

Chloé Mazlo | 2023 | 6′ | France

A woman is forced to leave Venezuela where she has lived for 28 years. She wonders what to put in her suitcase.

SHACKLE

Ainslie Henderson | 2022 | 10′ | UK

Three archetypal woodland spirits explore the conflicting human drives of creativity, possessiveness and our desire for status.

NAISSANCE DES OASIS

Marion Jamault | 2022 | 10′ | France

CANARY

Pierre-Hugues Dallaire, Benoit Therriault | 2022 | 12′ | Canada

A young boy named Sonny works in an underground coal mine with the adults, taking care of the canary that detects deadly methane gas. 

MIND REPLACER

Tarafu Otani | 2024 | 2′ | Japan

Our psyche, which has left the body, is becoming a new life form, combining, disintegrating, and replacing each other.

PAPA BOUTEILLE

Lucie Carraz, Eleonore Deprun, Lalita Bruguiere, Clement Bretou, Pierre Étienne Mazet, Fred Marcassoli | 2023 | 8′ | France

We follow an 8 years old child’s daily life. From their eyes, we see their dad’s alcoholism.

COIN COIN

Solenn Lelaisant, Jeanne Marotte, Anouk Archambault, Amélie Frit, Lucile Grunder, Jean-Victor Suzanne | 2023 | 6′ | France

Two best friends, a duck and a rabbit, play together at the park when a cool cat appears with a gameboy, leading the curious rabbit to leave their best friend alone.

WALDEINSAMKEIT

Silvana Roth | 2023 | 4′ | UK

An old lady feels alienated from modern city life, but when she embarks on a magical dreamlike journey, she finds wonder and a newfound appreciation for the place she lives in.

ZOO

Tariq Rimawi | 2022 | 8′ | Jordan

Wandering through the Worst Zoo in the World, a young boy is looking for his football. 

KING OF SEA

Stéphane Berla | 2022 | 6′ | France

On the coast of the Finistère department, a sailor bids farewell to his family. 

METEORES

Agnès Patron, Morgane Le Péchon | 2023 | 5′ | France

On a cool summer night, animals with eyes full of light leave the forest to venture into the alleys of a suburban neighbourhood. 

KIND OF MORNING

Clara Franciosi, Valentine Vendroux, Salomé Hammann | 2023 | 4′ | France

A tired docker heading home after a hard night’s work comes across a postcard which rekindles his passion for the US. 

BALAM

Guillermo Casarin | 2023 | 11′ | Mexico

Itzel, a young girl of Mayan descent, goes on a camping trip with her father deep in the jungle.

AS IF IT COULD

Ada Güvenir | 2023 | 13′ | Belgium

After realising her plant isn’t growing as it should, Olive leaves her home and goes on a quest to find new grounds to let her plant re-root. 

HERMIT ISLAND

Gábor Mariai | 2023 | 17′ | Hungary

On her way back from a heroic mission, Cassi gets stranded on a mysterious island. 

OCTUPUS BANANA HOTCHPOTCH

Milanka Fabjancic | 2023 | 8′ | Slovenia

A lively and dynamic journey through the lives of best friends, soulmates Mila and Mara. 

CATLANDS

Ana Cigon | 2024 | 10′ | Slovenia

A satire that mirrors Europe’s pressing political issues through the daily ups and downs of relationships among neighbouring cats.

BLUEBIRD IN THE WIND

Ellis Kayin Chan | 2023 | 5′ | Spain

In a dream-like landscape, a girl journeys through her past and present in search of her own Bluebird. Is she pursuing a mere shadow, or has this Bluebird long been soaring within her heart?

SANDCASTLES

Meredith Stewart | 2023 | 6′ | UK

A wistful child re-lives a memory close to their heart.

GIOVANNA AND THE BIG PEACOCK

Maria Zilli | 2023 | 4′ | Italy

Giovanna Is a warrior. She Is wandering on her horse in a colorful gummy world in search of a mysterious creature…

MR CHICKEN GOES TO MARS

Katrina Mathers, Leigh Hobbs | 2023 | 4′ | Australia

Mr Chicken goes to Mars. It’s a big day.

FOOLED BY YOUR LOVE

Tamás Rebák | 2023 | 3′ | Hungary

The adventures of two buddies on a smoky night in Budapest. 

THE MISSING SPOTS

Astrid Rothaug | 2023 | 3′ | Austria

A little leopard born without dots learns to accept himself just the way he is.

FRACTI

Lavinia Petrache | 2023 | 6′ | Switzerland

Humans live their routines inside a village floating in the sky. What happens when one of them causes the world to end?

EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

James Naughton | 2023 | 5′ | Ireland

Desperate to escape from a routine of biweekly visits, a recently divorced father drags his two children camping to the west of Ireland.

FIGURE STRANE

Pietro Leddi | 2023 | 4′ | Italy

Ulysses, now old, is lying on the sofa, he sees the world through a pixel window. 

SWIM

Isabel Santos | 2022 | 5′ | USA

In a typical day at swim practice our protagonist is bombarded by the whistling of her eccentric coach…

RETURN TO HAIRY HILL

Daniel Gies | 2023 | 18′ | Canada

In an isolated prairie home, a young girl shoulders the burden of caring for her three siblings and navigating a dysfunctional relationship with their mother. 

THE MINIWHATS

Eugène Boitsov | 2023 | 7′ | France

A joyful gang of six friends.

CATOON

Lucia Paganini | 2024 | 3′ | UK

How far can you get when obsessed with something, or – someone? 

THE CREATORS

Madeleine Homan | 2023 | 5′ | UK

In another dimension, the Creators are working on a project.

BETWEEN YAWNS

Alma Rajot | 2023 | 4′ | France

A character wakes up halfway… Still under the influence of sleep, his actions and visions will sometimes be shifted…

HOOFS ON SKATES

Ignas Meilūnas | 2023 | 13′ | Lithuania

In a winter wonderland two friends are having a blast ice-skating on a frozen lake when suddenly a strange and unfamiliar world cracks open underneath them. 

CUT &

Di Liang | 2023 | 2′ | USA

A visual thesis on scissors as a metaphor for personal feelings of disconnection and doubt. 

COLD IN THE MOURNING

Alaa Fleifel | 2023 | 5′ | Lebanon

BUTTERFLY

Suncana Brkulj | 2024 | 8′ | Croatia

A community of garden creatures all contribute to the flow of life, using water from a fountain. When a butterfly gets stuck in the fountain, they’re faced with an unfamiliar situation.

MUSICAL SOCKS

Ana Horvat | 2023 | 11′ | Croatia

An extremely untalented bunny Darko takes singing lessons from Zvonko the cricket. 

TUU TUU TIL

Veronica Solomon | 2023 | 5′ | Germany

For little children, the world is full of mystery and unknown. 

MAGIC BUZZ

Julia Müller | 2023 | 1′ | Germany

The vibrations of an abandoned phone in the woods set off a tiny fairy-rave.

THE UNSEEN

Francesco Guarini | 2023 | 3′ | UK

Timo is busy making his nest, when he hears a reply to his mating call. 

LOBSTER MAN

Matteo Dang Minh | 2022 | 4′ | Italy

The adventures of a lobster man who encounters various marine creatures. 

BOYBLUE

Ciang, Matteo Dang Minh, Francesca Colombara | 2023 | 5′ | Italy

A seashell on the ocean floor opens, revealing a shape-shifting elephant inside. 

BLACK EYED DOG

Alessandro Cino Zolfanelli | 2023 | 15′ | Italy

A man struggles with his obsession for a monster he encountered when he was a child.

MR PASSENGER

José Pedro Cavalheiro |  5′ | Portugal

Each day, Mr. Passenger is drawn to a new direction of travel crammed full of adventures.

THE LEGEND OF ARANA

Adithi Krishnadas | 2023 | 4′ | India

The origin tale of the humble reptile Arana and how it came to possess a certain memorable character trait.

CROAK SHOW

Suresh Eriyat | 2024 | 4′ | India

A delightful music evening in the deep woods turns into chaos when an overly enthusiastic fan accidentally wreaks havoc in a burst of excitement.

SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE

Haeji Jung | 2023 | 9′ | Korea

The two girls had nothing to ask if only they could play and have fun together.

MY MOTHER'S STORY

Soyoung Kim, Minhee Jang | 2023 | 15′ | Korea

“Notsae” shares childhood stories with her daughter “Eunsung”. 

ARCHITECT A

Jonghoon Lee | 2022 | 25′ | Korea

Architect A is an architect who builds a house in a very special way.

ALLURE

Jerry van de Beek, Betsy De Fries | 2024 | 4′ | USA

A junior astronaut fulfills a dream of going to the moon. 

RALLY

Myojung Noh | 2023 | 5′ | Korea

Tyrano, who was playing tennis alone, meets Brachi.

BATTERY MOMMY

Seungbae Jeon | 2023 | 9′ | Korea

Battery Mommy works at various stuffs such as soap bubble guns, cameras, and thermometers in the nursery.

MEDITATION AT DUSK

Judit Erdélyi | 2023 | 8′ | Hungary

Life is about actions. Do these actions really fill our life? What else could be even more important for us? 

WILD FLOWERS

Thierry Sirois, Rodolph Saint-Gelais | 2024 | 6′ | Canada

In a detailed voicemail, a man explains how to use the old lawn tractor to mow the grass on his land without unbalancing the garden.

WHAT IS LEFT

Bianca Costanzo, Federica Tornaghi, Gaia De Napoli, Cristina Capoano | 2023 | 6′ | Italy

Aman who is left alone in the village where he was born. 

CRISP DREAM

Donghwan Ko, Hayeon Song, Sunwoo Kang | 2023 | 13′ | Korea

A Bungeobbang, a fish-shaped bread living in a food cart, yearning to swim in the water, ventures across the street to a neighboring sushi restaurant’s fishtank.

CUT FROM THE DEAD

Elif Dönmez, Deniz Koçyiğit | 2024 | 3′ | Turkey

A bulky man with long messy hair and beard enters a graveyard, digs up a coffin, and then drags it into an abandoned shop.

BOOM BOOM KID

Dante Zaballa | 2024 | 3′ | Argentina

All kinds of delusions occur during a live show that act as an exciting escape to a dark context like the one we are experiencing.

LITTLE DAN

Yingdan Lai | 2022 | 5′ | USA

Drifting into childhood memories, Dan reminisces about the simple happiness she experienced when she was little.

IK BEN HIER

Cheyenne Goudswaard | 2023 | 5′ | Netherlands

The fear of oblivion can be overwhelming, but it can also be a driving force. 

MATTHEW

Trine Vallevik Håbjørg | 2023 | 10′ | Norway

Autumn 2016 the hurricane Matthew hit Haiti with full force. It crushed everything in its way and consequence’s was worst for those who had least.

CANDLELIGHT

Newton Scott | 2022 | 7′ | UK, Northen Ireland

Two candles meet and fall in love, but discover that when they touch, the heat of their combined flames causes them to rapidly melt. 

A NIGHT AT THE REST AREA

Muramoto Saki | 2024 | 12′ | Japan

At a midnight highway rest area, the weary travelers each quietly relax their minds. 

IN THE SHADOW OF THE CYPRESS

Hossein Molayemi, Shirin Sohani | 2023 | 20′ | Iran

A former captain, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, lives with his daughter in a humble house located by the sea.

GIGI

Cynthia Calvi | 2023 | 14′ | France

From the tormented little mermaid to the fulfilled woman she is today, Gigi tells us about her gender transition with humor and sensitivity.

THE GARDEN OF HEART

Olivér Hegyi | 2022 | 11′ | Hungary

A young aspiring painter with low self-esteem is in his last round of interviews at the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts. 

PAVLOS PAVLIDIS & DIMITRIS SAMOLIS: MEGAS RAFTIS

Thomas Kunstler | 2023 | 4′ | Greece

Dimitris and Pavlos are sitting in their favourite cafe as usual when suddenly a misplaced tile on the floor opens a window over the secret world behind our reality.

ANTIPOLIS

Jancis Kaspar | 2023 | 26′ | Estonia

Some people believe that the Earth is flat. And then there are those who think that somewhere there, under the Crust of the Earth, another civilization exists.

ROSARIA'S MARRIAGE

Oscar Renni, Adina Oana Enache | 2024 | 4′ | Italy

An interview with my grandmother talking about her old wedding.

THE SPYGLASS

Erixon Malin | 2022 | 10′ | Sweden

Ten-year-old Eden feels forgotten by and invisible to her parents, who often quarrel or are busy with other things.