COMPETITION

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Surrealistic world

Short films

Dingusi galva / The Head Vanishes

2016

Director Franck Dion

France

Jacqueline has lost her mind a bit, but whatever, for her trip to the seaside, she has decided to take the train by herself, like a big girl!.

Noevus

2016

Director Samuel Yal

France

Fragments of porcelain, enamels and rust ... Nœvus explores the mystery of femininity and choreographs a metamorphosis.

Miško karalius / Erlkonig

2016

Director Georges Schwizgebel

Switzerland

A father rides through the dark forest with his son. The sick child thinks he sees the Erlking, who both charms and frightens him. Based on Goethe's poem Erlkönig and the music of Schubert and Liszt.

Kalėdinė baladė / Christmas Ballad

2016

Director Michal Zabka

Czech Republic

The Christmas Ballad based on the very last script by Bretislav Pojar. In the ruins of the city, destroyed by the war, a small boy survives. He is hiding from fighting machines and collecting old broken toys that he carries to his shelter to repair them. They replace his friends and family. One day he finds a Christmas gift and runs away with him to the mound of the fairgrounds. The Christmas ballad is a story of a powerful magic of children's games, that breaks the walls of hatred and puts together apparent enemies. The story of the Christmas gift that returns to the rugged world of humanity.

Tolumoje / In the Distance

2016

Director Florian Grolig

Spain

It's calm and peaceful above the clouds. But chaos lurks in the distance and each night, it draws closer.

Nėra kelio žuviai / No fish where to go

2015

Directors: Nicola Lemay and Janice Nadeau

Canada

In this short animation based on Marie-Francine Hébert's 2003 book of the same name, a friendship unites two little girls from opposing clans in a village where tensions are mounting. The citizens with the red shoes clearly despise those without, and one fateful morning, one of the girls and her family are accosted at gunpoint by their oppressors. The little girl barely has time to grab her beloved pet fish before the men are herded to one side and the women and children to the other. So begins our protagonist's long and painful journey as she seeks shelter for herself, her mother, and her fish. This modern tale compassionately and poetically addresses intolerance and the consequences of war.

Po obelimi / Under the Apple Tree

2016

Director Erik van Schaaik

The Netherlands

A deceased farmer is buried by his hated brother, the vicar. Worms inhabit the corpse, discovering they‘ve full control over it. The dead farmer awakens...

Akloji Vaiša / Blind Vaysha

2016

Director Theodore Ushev

Canada

Vaysha is not like other little girls. Her left eye sees only the past; her right, only the future. “Blind Vaysha,” they call her.