international competition

IC 1

TRT, MRT, SMRT! / TO BE OR TO BE NO MORE
FRI 10. 07. 17 h
CINEMA TABOR RUSTICA

 

THE LITTLE SOUL / DUSZYCZKA / DUŠICA

Barbara Rupik – Poljska / Poland 2019. – 9′ katarzyna@kff.com.pl

A human soul leaves the dead body and sets off on a journey through the post-mortem world.

 

WHAT WE STILL CAN DO / ŠTO JOŠ UVIJEK MOŽEMO RADITI

Nora Ananyan – Mađarska, Armenija / Hungary, Armenia 2019. – 14’34” ananyan.nora@gmail.com

A gentle meditative touch on the relationship between mother and daughter in a hospice centre. At this stage of their relationship, they both realise the importance of giving each other freedom. The act of letting go of each other is opening infinite space of love and appreciation, the little things they can do together.

 

GIRL IN THE HALLWAY / DJEVOJKA U HODNIKU

Valerie Barnhart – Kanada / Canada – 2019. – 10’31” n.lebel@agencecm.com

Why does “Little Red Riding Hood” give Jamie nightmares? It’s been fifteen years, and the girl in the hallway still haunts him. This is a testament to locked doors. A lullaby sung by wolves with duct tape and polaroids. Not all girls make it out of the forest. There are stories children shouldn’t hear.

 

BLESSED LAND / MỘT KHU ĐẤT TỐT / BLAGOSLOVLJENA ZEMLJA

Lan Pham Ngoc – Vijetnam / Vietnam – 2019. – 18’32” wouter@squareeyesfilm.com

A woman and her son visit her late husband’s grave situated in a former fishing village she hasn’t been to in decades. In the cemetery, they wander around for a long time without finding the headstone. Has her memory eroded, or has the grave been concealed somewhere underneath the green grass of the new golf courses?

 

THE PHYSICS OF SORROW / PHYSIQUE DE LA TRISTESSE / FIZIKA TUGE

Theodore Ushev – Kanada / Canada 2019. – 27′ festivals@nfb.ca

An unknown man sifts through memories of his youth in Bulgaria through to his increasingly rootless and melancholic adulthood in Canada.

 

IC 2

ŽIVOTINJSKA POSLA / ANIMAL BUSINESS
PET 10. 07. 21 h
KINO TABOR VAROSH

 

MEGA SEXY ROBOT DINOSAUR

Paul Howard Allen – UK, Wales 2018. – 4′ paul@33story.com

It’s all about the title.

 

SHEEP, WOLF AND A CUP OF TEA… / MOUTONS, LOUP & TASSE DE THE… / OVCA, VUK I ŠALICA ČAJA…

Marion Lacourt – Francuska / France 2019. – 12′ cv.varicoloured@gmail.com

At night, while family members indulge in curious rituals before sleeping, a child invokes a wolf from the bottom of a box hidden under his bed. Disturbing sheep then besiege the door of his bedroom…

 

ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK / NACHTS SIND ALLE KATZEN GRAU / SVE SU MAČKE SIVE U MRAKU

Lasse Linder – Švicarska / Switzerland 2019. – 18′ info@squareeyesfilm.com

He calls himself Catman. Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. They are inseparable. As he yearns to become a father, he has his beloved Marmelade fertilized by an exclusive tomcat abroad.

STRANGE CREATURES / EXTRAÑAS CRIATURAS / ČUDNOVATA STVORENJA

Cristóbal León, Cristina Sitja Rubio – Čile / Chile 2019. – 15′ leondooner@gmail.com

On a summer day the animals in the forest are invited to a party. They eat lots of cake and dance all night. When the party’s over and they head back to their homes, they find no trees to find food and refuge. Strange creatures have stolen their homes, so the animals decide to go in search of them.

 

HYDEBANK

Ross Mcclean – UK, Škotska / UK, Scotland 2019. – 16’21” festivals@scotdoc.com

Forced onto the Northern Irish countryside, Hydebank Wood Facility currently houses 104 young male offenders. Four years into his sentence, Ryan is still coming to terms with the cause of his imprisonment. The unlikely catharsis to his inner demons? A flock of sheep living inside the prisons walls.

 

ALL THE FIRES THE FIRE / SVE VATRE PLAMENA

Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis – Grčka / Greece 2019. – 24’15” wouter@squareeyesfilm.com

Men set birds free on the mountains. Two grieving, estranged brothers try their marksmanship together with their sons. It’ s the hunting season. Can a bird’ s heart stop in the sky with no bullets coming through its body?

 

IC 3

…DA NAM ŽIVI, ŽIVI RAD! / LONG, LONG LIVE LABOUR!
SUB 11. 07. / 17 h
KINO RUSTICA

 

MAN / MUŠKARAC

Yulia Timoshkina – Latvija / Latvia 2020. – 12′ yuliatimoshkina@gmail.com

The short “MAN” is a story about several hours, which significantly change the adolescent boy’s life. In a small town in Latvia, there is an old Ferris wheel near a bar, in which the protagonist meets a female truck driver, and soon the wheel of fate of the adolescent boy is set in motion.

 

APPARATUS AS A GOAL OF HISTORY / APARAT KAO CILJ POVIJESTI

Zbyněk Baladrán – Češka / Czech Rep. 2019. – 13’52” bldrn@email.cz

Like every film, this audiovisual work is a metaphor that pretends to be a mirror of reality. It is an interpretation, a translation of reality into the language of film. The documentary records of the working environment and activities, which may seem hopeless, are looped into algorithms. Algorithms are basic units of apparatus, and apparatuses are our normative experience, no matter in which social strata they are experienced. When looking for an adequate ontology transcribed into form, the apparatus, which captures the symptoms of the present and spews them out in the form of images, is precisely such an ontology. Vilém Flusser wrote about it: “All of history, politics, art and science is sucked in by the apparatus to be transcoded into its structural counterparts; into programs that repeat in loops. The apparatus is the aim of history.” He continues: “Technical images cannot be deciphered by revealing the motives behind them (pretexts) but by revealing the structure of the apparatus. This is the only way in which we can hope to manage these apparatuses. This is the challenge our images face us with.”

 

MILENA’S SONG / MILENINA PÍSEŇ / MILENINA PJESMA

Marie Lukáčová, Anna Remešová – Češka / Czech Rep. 2019. – 9′ mmarielukacova@seznam.cz

The creators of Milena’s Song reveal the theme of core spirituality in their movie. They depict a story of a cleaning lady who finds her own way of manifestation of faith while being in the shadow of institutional hierarchy. Her original prayer dance opens for the viewers her initial nature of believer referring to times of the early church fathers and reminding of cultural decentralization and non-hierarchical nature. The courage and extraordinary of the message could not be left without attention of the Ecumenical Jury. As well as the aesthetic form of the short film that vividly recalls the true beauty of human reunion with the divine origin.

 

STILL WORKING / JOŠ RADNO

Julietta Korbel – Švicarska / Switzerland 2019. – 17’15” julietta.korbel@gmail.com

In an abandoned factory destined to be demolished, Pavel’s routine, the guardian, is disturbed by the arrival of a young engineer who discovers an unusual electric activity, a running turbine. Pavel will be faced with the imminent disappearance of the factory and with the end of his universe.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE / OTPUSK / DOPUST

Anton Sazonov – Rusija / Russia 2019. – 12′ me@antonsazonov.com

Artyom, a regular butchery worker, gets confused with his life circumstances. Suddenly he comes up with an unusual way out of his crisis.

 

BLUE BOY / TUŽNI DJEČAK

Manuel Abramovich – Argentina, Njemačka / Argentina, Germany 2019. – 19′ abramanuel@gmail.com

Seven Romanian male-to-male sex workers in Berlin have their portraits taken as they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences. By turning the process of exploitation into a spectacle, the camera becomes a client, highlighting the inevitable performativity of such power relations.

 

IC 4

NEZABORAVNE VATRE / UNFORGETTABLE FIRES
SUB 11. 07. / 21 h
KINO RUSTICA

 

MASCOT / MASKOTA

Lee-ha Kim – Južna Korea / South Korea – 2019. – 6’50” kaniseed@naver.com

A fox wants to become a city mascot and studies at the Mascot training academy. He lives in a tiny house, juggles with many part-time jobs, and has to take out a loan to finance plastic surgery.

 

NO ONE IS CRAZY IN THIS TOWN / TAK ADA YANG GILA DI KOTA INI / NITKO NIJE LUD U OVOME GRADU


Wregas Bhanuteja – Indonezija / Indonesia – 2019. – 20’26” angga@staff.gramedia.com

When holiday season begins, the boss of a big hotel gives an order to Marwan and his team to remove mentally ill people from the city streets and cast them away to the forest so they won’t disturb the tourists. Instead of leaving them dying, Marwan has another plan.

 

THE INK DOESN’T DRY / DIE TINTE TROCKNET NICHT / TINTA SE NE SUŠI

Felix Herrmann – Njemačka / Germany – 2019. – 15′ felix-herrmann@gmx.de

Two friends, young German Muslims, live together. They observe the culture, the church, the dating, the relationships and each other. One thinks pragmatically, the other thinks romantically.

 

INVISIBLE HERO / INVISIVEL HEROI / NEVIDLJIVI JUNAK

Cristèle Alves Meira – Portugal 2019. – 28′ dir@portugalfilm.org

Duarte, a blind man in his fifties, starts to look for his Cape Verdean friend, Leandro, who mysteriously disappeared. Despite the Lisbon summer heat, Duarte walks miles in his neighborhood but no one seems to have seen him, nor remembers him. His quest will eventually lead him to the heart of the night, and reveal his secret.

 

CALIFORNIA ON FIRE / KALIFORNIJA GORI

Jeff Frost – SAD / USA 2018. – 25′ jeff@jeff-frost.com

California On Fire utilizes time, sound, and the effects of climate change as a backdrop to examine loss. Each of the film’s five chapters is based on the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance.