by Francesco Filippi / Animation / Italy (2019)
Ernest (12) is a smart but also hyper-protected and lonely boy. One day he discovers some wonderful red wall drawings, made by Moon (14), a mysterious girl who has the magic power to produce a vivid red color from her hands. But behind her gift there is a painful and dangerous situation.
by Loris Di Pasquale / Fiction / Italy (2019)
Aleksia is a turbulent teenager of Russian origin, she has grown up with her mother and her little brother in the suburds of Marghera. After confessing to her friend Angela that she is pregnant, she is pushed to steal a tablet to raise the money for abortion. However surfing the theft things turn bad and Aleksia is arrested by the police.
by Christophe Saber / Fiction / France (2019)
Three best friends, Jimmy, Samy and Sofi, have the trailblazing idea: to turn a chocolate dispenser into a pot-vending machine. Also, there’s a dog in the film.
by Gwenn Joyeaux / Fiction / Estonia (2019)
In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.
TILL THE END OF THE WORLD
by Florence Bouvy / Fiction / Netherlands (2018)
Marie is eight years old and loves her dad. In a world where playful dreams can suddenly turn into empty eyes that don’t seem to see her, she tries to stand her own. A story about
the strength of a child fighting for the unconditional love of her father.
by Roberto Gutierrez / Fiction / Venezuela (2018)
A solitary Foley Artist secretly films his neighbor and reconstructs the sounds of her life, while creating an imaginary relationship that leads him to discover closely the true sound of his obsession: Lucy.
by Niels Bourgonje / Fiction / Netherlands (2018)
While on vacation with his girlfriend, Gijs receives a phone call from his mother, that reveals her troubled mental state and their complex relationship.
“Skogafoss for me is a story about love. Not just the beauty of it, but also how love can hurt and isolate you. To the point where you forget to see the beauty around you. To really make the sacrifice tangible, we needed a mesmerising location. And it doesn’t get more impressive than Iceland.”
by Clemence Marcadier / Fiction / France (2018)
The Great War. Ernest, an 18 years old French sapper, digs a tunnel deep underground in order to place dynamite at a strategic position. But so does the enemy. He is so close that one can hear his voice.
THE NIGHT BEFORE
by Demet Derelioglu Aran / Fiction / Turkey (2018)
Ilker is middle-aged man who works as a forensic pathologist for an autopsy service. The most exciting thing in his sedentary life is going to the same bar every day after work and stalking a young woman who works there as a barmaid. He desperately falls in love with her, but does not have the courage to talk to her until one particular day arrives.
THE FAMILY GOLD
by Emanuele Pisano / Fiction / Italy (2020)
A young petty thief and a robbery. Among the stolen Goods, an object captures his attention: not gold, not silver and not ancient memorabilia, but something much more precious than the worth returning.
by Christina Tournatzés / Fiction / Germany (2020)
On August 26th, 2015 a convoy of human smugglers lets 71 refugees packed in a truck suffocate to death. At dawn smugglers load 71 people from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran onto a truck to drive them from Hungary to Germany. During the journey, the refugees start knocking and screaming for help. The truck driver faces a dilemma. He hears the people scream and beg for help but receives an order to not open the doors to the cargo area. Over the phone he is pressured by his boss to finish the transport at any cost. The true story happened in August 2015 in Hungary and Austria. Based on the published cell phone protocols of the smugglers, whose phones were being monitored by the Hungarian Government, it gives a shocking insight into a organized smugglers Network in Europe.
by Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf / Animation / Czech Republic (2019)
The caretaker exhausted by everything, his frustrated wife and one totally depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to absurd events, because… shit happens all the time.
SH_T HAPPENS is a contemporary adaptation of a well-known biblical story. We decided to play around with it, creating absurd settings for our characters. We based it on the idea of “what if?”. It felt very compelling for us to create the strange world of unexpected coincidences. We chose the narrative structure, based on our interpretation, that suits best for re-telling it in the most entertaining way. The visual of the film use a printmaking machine called risograph, which has lately been going through a renaissance in the graphic world. The risograph created a unique colourful direction for the film to complement the storytelling.