Selection 2016

FICTION

Pitter Patter goes my Heart

Christoph Rainer | 2015 | 21′ | Austria/Germany/USA

The hopelessly romantic Lisa takes desperate measures to win her former lover back

Ellis

JR | 2015 | 14’16” | USA

ELLIS tells the forgotten story of these immigrants who built America while questioning about those who currently seek the same opportunities and safety in this country and other parts of the world.

#YA

Ygor Gama & Florencia Rovlich | 2015 | 15´  | Argentina / Chile / Germany

Resistance is everywhere. Something has to give. Two young activists meet amid turbulent events. They dance. the city belongs to them.

The passion of Judas

David Pantaleón | 2014 | 10´ | Spain

A film based on a local tradition of some Spanish and Latin American villages in which, at Easter, a doll representing Judas Iscariot is stoned, lynched or burned for his betrayal to Christ

Cuchipanderos

Agostina Guala | 2014 | 20′ | Argentina

Charly is a 60 years old man who decides to spend the last four days of his life with his best three friends

Turtle

Jordan Schiele | 2014 | 15′ | China/Singapore/ US

A woman has bigger plans for the construction worker whose turtle she agrees to buy.

Amen

Marie-Hélène Viens & Philippe Lupien | 2015 | 9′ 20″ | Canada

Adam, 11, is a messenger sent by God to spread the Final News.

Aquabike

Jean-Baptiste SAUREL | 2015 | 23′ | France

After being deeply traumatized by a fish at age 15 when swimming in the Seychelles, Sophie has never been able to go in the water again.

A visit from the stork

Iris Kaltenbäck | 2015 | 30′ | France

One evening, Ana kidnaps a newborn child in a maternity ward. A few days later, her partner Julien returns from the army to meet the baby he believes is his daughter.

F430

Yassine Qnia | 2015 | 22′ | France

Ladhi has a lot of money and wants people to know it. He rents a Ferrari and drives on the streets of his neighbourhood.

Blazing Sun

Fred Castadot | 2015 | 24′ | Belgium

Under the leaden sky of a summer day, Eric goes to work to defend a great issue. But, blinded by stress, Eric is forgetting the most important thing…

Two Windows

Tim Ellrich | 2016 | 10′ 18” | Germany

Two neighbors jump into an unexpected friendship outside their windows.

Selfied

Nicole Brending | 2015 | 10′ 30” | USA

A narcissistic woman intent on getting her own reality series, documents her life as the self-proclaimed (and self-deluded) “Selfie Queen.”

CAKE TV

Magnus Irvin | 2016 | 23′ 24” | UK

In an anonymous sitting room nestled silently in monochrome, suburban nowhere a family settles down with a pot of tea and a birthday cake to watch television.

Pepi & Muto

Georgi M. Unkovski | 2015 | 17′ | Macedonia

Will the unlikely partnership of detectives Pepi and Mirce bring the local criminals to justice and put the city of Skopje at peace?

BOAT PEOPLE

Paul Meschùh | 2016 | 28′ | Germany/Austria

The athletic young man is the only survivor of a disaster in the Mediterranean Sea and asks Hannes and Gerlinde to smuggle him across the border.

CARRY ON

Rafael Haide | 2015 | 23′ 30” | Austria

A parable about death and parting, a fairy tale for grown-ups.

Overpass

Patrice Laliberté | 2015 | 18′ 48” | Canada

One night, Mathieu, 17, goes under an overpass to do a graffiti.

THE SHACK

Alessandro De Leo & Federico Di Corato | 2014 | 27′ 11” | Italy

During the summer in which their parents separate, two young brothers are left to themselves in their grandmother’s home in southern Italy. The two children, always with a Hi8 camera at hand, begin to get to know the local kids.

OLAV

Jacinta Agten | 2014 | 16′ 13” | Belgium

As a parent, we try to educate our children according to our own moral values. But what if these values are ill or disturbed?

ANIMATION

SUNDAY LUNCH

Céline Devaux | 2015 | 13′ 47” | France

Sunday. At lunch, James observes his family. They ask him questions and don’t listen to his answers, they give advice but don’t follow it, they stroke him and slap him, but it’s ok, it is the Sunday lunch.

Manoman

Simon Cartwright | 2015 |11′ | UK

Glen is barely a man. In a desperate attempt to tap into his masculinity he attends a primal scream therapy session, surrounded by wailing men he cannot even make a sound.

The Cabinet Decision

Mayan Engelman | 2014 | 03′ 54” | Israel

Israel and Palestine, two entities competing over their one beating heart. Will they both survive?

My Home

Phuong Mai Nguyen | 2015 | 11′ 54” | France

Hugo’s mother is back home.
The following day, when Hugo wakes up, he finds black feathers all over his house.

The Lighthouse

Simon Scheiber | 2015 | 11′ 20” | Netherlands/Austria

The tale of a lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery that pulls him out of his monotonous, daily routine and takes him onto a journey into uncharted territory.

Live is rugged

Simon Schnellmann | 2015 | 3” | Germany

Five short sequences about life are linked together by a black point.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Andreas Kessler & Lea Najjar | 2015 | 5′ 13” | Germany

MADAMA BUTTERFLY is a string puppet movie about a fiery opera performance with tragic consequences.

CAGE

Pengpeng Du | 2015 | 4′ 26” | China

Life is liberty in a CAGE. CAGE represents a situation that is filled with a lot of constraints, or a habit or an addiction that is hard to get rid of. This project is to present a Chinese cultural and traditional visual style to audiences.

Before Love

Igor Kovalyov | 2015 | 19′ 45” | Russia

«Before Love» questions solitude, misunderstanding and disunity in our life.

Good Morning

Heta Okkonen | 2015 | 1′ 27” | Finland

When the alarm goes off she gets up and starts her day.

SEA CHILD

Minha Kim | 2015 | 7′ 24” | UK

On the verge of becoming a woman, Sora is woken by a nightmare and decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.

Ughh ugh

Yajun Shi | 2015 | 1’ | USA

Inspired by that idea we chose to show the destruction of caused by natural forces on earth. The piece shows the inter relation between the city and the holder of the city.

Ruben Leaves

Frederic Siegel | 2015 | 5′ | Switzerland

On his way to work, Ruben is haunted by obsessive-compulsive thoughts.

Omulan!

Matei Branea | 2015 | 14’50” | Romania

Omulan is traveling through space in search of God. A profoundly balkanik but simultaneously universal story filled with strange critters, sex and alcohol.

Of Shadows and Wings

Eleonora Marinoni & Elice Meng | 2015 | 12’ 55 |France

In the heart of a group of birds, the indignant Moann feels her body changing.
In a society where the greatest concern is the size and ambition of one’s wings, nihilist Ciobeck tries to protect her.
But how can one survive in a barren land, populated by imprisoned-mind people?

DOCUMENTARY

Big Lion

Rupert Höller | 2015 | 5′ 12” | Austria

Four years ago, Slobodan’s son Rocky passed away. Since then, Slobodan has been visiting his grave twice a day to tell him news about his life and bring him chocolates.

Prove me wrong

Laura Hermanides | 2015 | 26′ 39” | Netherlands

The fifteen-year-old Julius is sent to a special program for a behavioral change, because of his extreme provocations at school.

56

Marco Huertas | 2016 | 28” |Spain/Madagascar/Norway

Three children struggle to get 56 kg of rice: the cost of going to school in Soavinarivo, a small village isolated in the Madagascar inland.

Rukan

Hossein Jehani | 2015 | 24′ | Australia

With Shengal now in ruins, the Yazidi’s of Shengal have either died during the ISIS conquest, been captured or placed in internal displaced camps, waiting to return home.

Clitorissima

Giovanna Carla Gia Balestra  | 2015 | 14′ 50” | Germany

A global initiative about clitoris awareness made with the mission to normalize & facilitate, the first parent / child conversation
about Clitoris & Clitoris Awareness.

That's That

Simon Pax McDowell | 2015 | 15′ 6” | UK

Valentina lives in an isolated mental health institution in Latvia. This documentary gives us a brief glimpse into her life there: We explore her relationships with her brother, husband and closest friend, who live there too.

A conscious dream

Federico Telerman & Nicolas Uboldi | 2015 | 19′ 26” | Italy – Argentina

Photographic Museum of Humanity is the first online museum dedicated to photography. Every year its team of photographers and filmmakers travels across South America to spread the project and explore the relationship among photography, cultures and contemporary society.

Tagelöhner Syndrom

Rita Bakacs | 2015 | 30′ | Germany

Tagelöhner Syndrom observes the daily routine at an official daylabourers’ office in Berlin Neukölln. Every morning at half past four, federal employment agent Schröder shows up with a jug of coffee in the window between his office and the waiting room.

Cast Out of Paradise

Tommaso Stingo | 2015 | 26′ 18” | Italy

The story of a middle-aged Ecuadorian squatter who makes his living from selling ice lollies in the suburban areas of Milan.

I don't want to sleep with you I just want to make you hard

Momoko Seto | 2016 | 29′ | France

Kyabakura is a type of hostess club in Japan, inspired by French cabaret. There exists an ambiguous relationship between the clients, the men, and the hostesses, that should never materialize into a sexual relationship…

MUSIC VIDEOS

SCOOTER ACCIDENT

Philipp Käßbohrer | 2014 | 5′ | Germany

Music by: Sizarr

HUITZIL

Jorge G. Camarena | 2015 | 5′ 9” | Mexico

Music by: Porter

She's Young

Alice Saey | 2015 | 3′ 23” |France/Netherlands

Music by: Shaking Godspeed

Echo

Aurora Gossé | 2015 | 3′ 49” | Norway

Music by: Anja

Through My Street

Piet Baumgartner | 2015 | 5′ | Switzerland

Music by: Rio Wolta

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