international competition

IC1

SOUNDS & VISIONS
THU 11. 07. 21 H
CINEMA
TABOR VAROSH


THE SOUND DRIFTS / NANOSI ZVUKA
Stefano Canapa – Francuska / France 2019. – 8’20” – canapa.stefano@gmail.com

Hypnotising audio tracks dance to the soundtrack of Canapa’s previous film Jérôme Noetinger. Noetinger manipulates magnetic tape creating bewitching sounds, now enriched with stroboscopic effects. Cinema for your ears!


MARFA
Greg McLeod, Myles McLeod – UK 2018. – 08’22” – greg@bromc.co.uk

A town on the borderlands of Texas. A place out of time. A desert where strange lights dance in the night sky. A Mecca for lovers of minimalist art. A landscape of lost horses, freaks and food trucks. And then there’s the giant lemon.


THE PASSAGE
/ PROLAZ
Kitao Sakurai – SAD / USA 2018. – 22′ – toddluoto@mac.com

Phil, wide-eyed and mute, is on the run after escaping captivity. His childlike ineptitude keeps getting him into trouble, however, and agents who’ve been hired to recapture him are always one step behind. The result is a series of globe-trotting misadventures and surprising new friendships.


EREBETA
François Vogel – France / Francuska 2018. – 4′ – mikhal.bak@gmail.com

A vertical jump above the city. We bounce onto the pavement, twirl around buildings and pass through the streets. This bouncing perspective of modern Japan is accompanied by traditional Kuroda Bushi music.


SAKKE
Anssi Kasitonni – Finska / Finland 2018. – 8’15” – kasitonni@gmail.com

Sakke is a snowboarder who, with his friend, is going to shoot a film about himself. He is also the world’s first radio-controlled snowboarder.


BABINES
Emilie Praneuf – Belgija / Belgium 2018. – 8’28” – distribution@ajcnet.be

On a summer afternoon, a woman caresses herself, alone in her bed. Somewhere between thrilling journey and poetic trance, Babines is an ode to pleasure.


ZOMBIES / ZOMBIJI
Baloji – Belgija, DR Kongo / Belgium, DR Kongo 2019. – 14’50” – festival@sudu.film

A journey between hope and dystopia in a hallucinated Kinshasa, from the culture of the hair salon to futuristic solitary clubbing, from the urban parade to the glory of a dictator in campaign to modern western in the Takeshi Kitano style. In parallel, the film is based on the almost carnal relationship we have with our phones.

IC2

SHADOWS OF THE PAST
FRI  12. 07. 19 H
CINEMA RUSTICA


FUNDAMENTI / TEMELJI
/ FUNDAMENTS
Peter Cerovšek – Slovenija / Slovenia 2018. –  22′ – peter@kraken.si

Construction of a luxury hotel and dissolution of relationship intertwine in Fundaments.
The director follows the construction of a luxury hotel through his kitchen window. Fragments of the dissolution of his relationship unintentionally sneak into the recorded material and shake the very foundations of the film.


THE LAST POST OFFICE
/ POSLJEDNJI POŠTANSKI URED
Aung Rakhine – Bangladeš / Bangladesh 2018. –  16’40” – aadnania@gmail.com

On the edge of Bangladesh, between mountains and water, stands a post office, the only sign of civilization. It has a reputation: its employees disappear… Two men who are in love with each other work there.


CADOUL DE CRACIUN
/ THE CHRISTMAS GIFT / BOŽIĆNI DAR
Bogdan Muresanu – Rumunjska / Romania 2018. – 23′ – escribanosolera@mac.com

On 20th December, 1989, a few days after Ceausescu’s bloody repression in Timisoara, a father’s quiet evening turns to sheer ordeal as he finds out that his young son has mailed a wish letter to Santa. As the kid understood it, his father’s desire was to see Ceausescu dead.


SINOVI SMO TVOJEG STIJENJA / WE ARE THE SONS OF YOUR ROCKS
Ivan Salatić – Crna Gora / Montenegro 2018. – 34′ – ivan.salatic@gmail.com

An old man lives in a small village in the north of Montenegro. He is troubled by the story of his father, which he heard when he was a boy. At the end of WWII, an Italian officer called Mazzola was captured by the partisans and soon after shot and buried close to the old man’s house. There is no tomb or trace; no real proof that the story is true. However, he is afraid of digging to see if any bones lie underneath. He turns to the remaining villagers in order to find out the truth. There are two men older than him, but their stories don’t always match and are not easy to comprehend.

IC3

GROWING PAINS
FRI  12. 07. 21 H
CINEMA
TABOR VAROSH


SWATTED / PUCAČINE
Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis – Francuska / France 2018. – 21′ – info@someshorts.com

Online players talk about their difficulties in escaping “swatting”, a cyber-harassment phenomenon that is sometimes fatal and threatens them whenever they play. The action takes shape through YouTube videos and wireframe images from a video game.


IO
Art Union Marmelade – Rusija / Russia 2018. – 20′ – marmelade.cinema@gmail.com

Youth, power and thirst of love connect three characters. Each of them loves his own and his own way. They are ready to do anything for love so their love is holy.


SARAS INTIME BETROELSER / SARINE INTIMNE ISPOVIJESTI
Emilie Kirstine Blichfeldt – Norveška / Norway 2018.  – 22′ – filmskolen@hil.no

After being confronted with her fear of being too big, Sara, who’s 181cm tall and heavily built, begins to explore her perception of love, sex and femininity, with her talking vulva.


THE HORRIBLE THIRTY: ME, MY FATHER AND RICHARD THE TIGER / UŽASNE TRIDESETE: JA, MOJ OTAC I TIGAR RICHARD
Rina Tsou – Tajvan / Taiwan 2018. – 20′ – awseewee@hotmail.com

As she nears the age of 30, Rina still tries to find, with some difficulty, a path to becoming a film director. She travels the cinematic rails of the 1950s to update her life to her late father.

IC4

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
SAT   13. 07.  19 H
CINEMA RUSTICA


L’ESPACE COMMUN / THE COMMON SPACE / ZAJEDNIČKI PROSTOR
Raphaële Bezin – Francuska / France 2018. – 10′ – raphaele.bezin@gmail.com

It isn’t a landscape. It isn’t a modern city. It hasn’t produced a language nor an industry. It’s a city of ruins that has been built from images coming from the collective imagination of cinema. It’s a microcosm. A document attesting to urban and cinematic evolution.


LEOFOROS PATISION
/ PATISION AVENUE / AVENIJA PATISION
Thanasis Neofotistos – Grčka / Greece 2018. – 12’49” – ibolomyti@argonautsproductions.gr

On her way to audition for a role as Shakespeare’s Viola, Yannis’s mum discovers that her son has been left home alone. Through a series of phone calls, she fights to balance the most important roles of her life, whilst walking in the most controversial area of Athens, Patision Avenue.


DREAM DELIVERY / DOSTAVA IZ SNOVA
Zheng Yuan – Kina / China 2018. – 9’08” – yardbd@gmail.com

An exhausted delivery man is lying on a park bench, deep asleep. In a dream he finds himself in a park with his fellows: they have all turned into still statues in contrast to their everyday exhaustion in the pursuit of speed and efficiency.


NORTEÑOS
Grandmas – UK 2018. – 8′ – grandmasdirectors@gmail.com

Barry, a mild-mannered dimwit from somewhere in the Northwest of England, attempts to elicit the help of his former lover, Linda, in a local social club after brutally murdering his grandmother with a hammer.


CASA DE VIDRO
/ HOUSE OF GLASS / KUĆA OD STAKLA
Filipe Martins – Portugal – 2018. – 23′ – balleteatro@gmail.com

Carlos is a homeless crack and heroin addict. He lives inside an abandoned car exhibitor on the edge of the Douro river in Porto. He spends most of his time between this little house of glass, the neighbourhood of Aleixo and the car park.


SKY CITY / NEBOGRAD
Zhong Sou –  Kina / China 2019. – 9’44” – chiazhongsu@me.com

Images and story all come from a daydream which has been haunting me for years. After I had finished the film, the daydream was gone. For me, it’s a closure.

IC5

ENEMY AT THE GATES
NED / SUN  14. 07.  19 H
CINEMA
RUSTICA 


THE MIGRATING IMAGE / MIGRACIJSKE SLIKE
Stefan Kruse – Danska / Denmark 2018. – 28′ – stefankruse87@gmail.com

By following a fictional group of refugees across Europe, the film questions the overproduction of images surrounding real-life tragedies and deaths. Where do all these images about refugees come from? How do they reshape the geography of Europe?


BLUE / PLAVO
Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Tajland, Francuska / Thailand, France 2018. – 12′ – n.lebel@agencecm.com

It’s nighttime. A woman can’t sleep. Near her, a backdrop unfolds, revealing two different landscapes. On the woman’s blue blanket, a sparkling light reflects and illuminates the kingdom of her insomnia.


EXCESS WILL SAVE US / U VIŠKU JE SPAS
Morgane Dziurla-Petit – Švedska / Sweden 2018. – 14′  – jing.haase@sfi.se

In a small village in the North of France, an attack alert has been set off due to the combination of two events: the beginning of the hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers.


THE NUMBER / BROJ
Manuela Gray –  UK, JAR / UK, South Africa 2017. – 13’44” – brendan@16oz.co.uk

A short documentary film that looks at the myths and markings of South Africa’s prison “Number” gangs.


TO PLANT A FLAG / POSTAVLJANJE ZASTAVE
Bobbie Peers – Norveška, Island / Norway, Iceland 2018. –  15′ – jan@neweuropefilmsales.com

In preparation for the moon landing in 1969, NASA sent a team of astronauts to the lunar landscapes of Iceland. Their hi-tech training mission soon discovers what obstacles one can meet when facing an Icelandic sheep farmer.