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  • 11


    Director : JEVREMOVIC Vuk

    Countries : Croatia, Germany

    Duration : 00:05:28

    Synopsis : Three masterful footballers. They can perform wonders during a match and score impossible goals, but what goes on in their heads when they are about to take a penalty kick?

  • 27


    Director : BUDA Flóra Anna

    Countries : France, Hungary

    Duration : 00:10:38

    Synopsis : Alice is 27 years old today. Although she feels oppressed because she still lives with her parents, she spends her time daydreaming to escape her dreary everyday life.

  • Astoria


    Director : DION Franck

    Countries : France

    Duration : 00:09:00

    Synopsis : An astronomer is overwhelmed by the ramifications of her research and goes into exile.

  • Box Cutters

    Box Cutters

    Director : VAN NIEKERK Naomi Classien

    Countries : France, Netherlands, South Africa

    Duration : 00:08:24

    Synopsis : A young woman recalls a day when she was attacked by three men on her way home, but daily life must resume its course.

  • Carne de Dios

    Carne de Dios

    Director : PLAZA Patricio

    Countries : Argentina, Mexico

    Duration : 00:21:00

    Synopsis : During Mexico's colonial period, an ailing Spanish priest will have to endure in his own body the native rituals that he has been hunting down.

  • Catisfaction


    Director : ALMEIDA André

    Countries : Portugal

    Duration : 00:06:35

    Synopsis : A man and a cat. It's about relationships and how they can shape our life forever. It's also about a weird character and his cat who claims his way to eternity.

  • Ce qui bouge est vivant

    Ce qui bouge est vivant

    Director : MARSILY Noémie

    Countries : Belgium

    Duration : 00:11:05

    Synopsis : While slugs slither aimlessly across the kitchen floor, Noémie composes a moving and fragmented self-portrait, on the fringes between intimacy and the world’s hubbub.

  • Christopher at Sea

    Christopher at Sea

    Director : BROWN Tom CJ

    Countries : France, United States, United Kingdom

    Duration : 00:20:04

    Synopsis : Christopher embarks on a transatlantic voyage as a passenger on a cargo ship. His hopes of finding out what lures so many men to sea sets him on a journey into solitude, fantasy and obsession.

  • D'une peinture... à l'autre

    D'une peinture... à l'autre

    Director : SCHWIZGEBEL Georges

    Countries : Switzerland, France

    Duration : 00:03:10

    Synopsis : An immersion into art through two paintings on the same subject created half a century apart.

  • Daug Geresnis

    Daug Geresnis

    Director : JAKAITĖ Skirmanta

    Countries : Lithuania

    Duration : 00:13:47

    Synopsis : A man is waiting for test results. He expects the worst but at the same time hopes for the best. Distressed and afraid he spends a week in a limbo of his own creation, neither here nor there, dreading what the outcome might be.

  • Drijf


    Director : STOOPS Levi

    Countries : Belgium

    Duration : 00:14:59

    Synopsis : Two people adrift at sea are fighting a bloody battle for both their survival and their relationship.

  • Eeva


    Director : TŠINAKOV Morten, MRZLJAK Lucija

    Countries : Estonia, Croatia

    Duration : 00:15:58

    Synopsis : It's pouring down with rain at the funeral. There's a lot of crying, too much wine, several woodpeckers and a couple of dreams that fill in the gaps.

  • Electra


    Director : KASHCHEEVA Daria

    Countries : Czech Republic, France, Slovakia

    Duration : 00:26:33

    Synopsis : Electra thinks back to her 10th birthday, mixing memories with dreams and hidden fantasies. Is our memory just fiction? Or is it a myth?

  • Haljina za finale

    Haljina za finale

    Director : MESTROVIC Martina

    Countries : Croatia

    Duration : 00:08:45

    Synopsis : One day, my granny dyed her wedding dress black. She wanted to be buried in it.

  • Humo


    Director : BASULTO Rita

    Countries : Mexico

    Duration : 00:10:00

    Synopsis : A boy, Daniel, travels by train towards a dark destination known as the smokehouse.

  • I'm Hip

    I'm Hip

    Director : MUSKER John

    Countries : United States

    Duration : 00:04:10

    Synopsis : A self-absorbed cat, in a jazzy song and dance, proudly and comically proclaims his "hipness" to the world. The world is less convinced than he is.

  • Intersextion


    Director : REEVES Richard R.

    Countries : Canada

    Duration : 00:04:05

    Synopsis : Two abstract energies fall in love, unite as one and disappear into a vanishing point.

  • Koerkorter


    Director : TENDER Priit

    Countries : Estonia

    Duration : 00:14:07

    Synopsis : Misfortune deported a ballet dancer Sergei to a suburban kolkhoz. Here, he's having his mundane battles against routine, domestic animals and alcohol.

  • L'Ombre des papillons

    L'Ombre des papillons

    Director : EL KHYARI Sofia

    Countries : France, Portugal, Qatar

    Duration : 00:09:00

    Synopsis : In a mysterious forest, a woman is slowly lured into a nostalgic daydream as she observes the butterflies.

  • La Grande Arche

    La Grande Arche

    Director : AUTHOUART Camille

    Countries : France

    Duration : 00:11:58

    Synopsis : With nearly 70 monumental works of art scattered throughout the district, La Défense in Paris is Europe's largest open-air museum. Sitting between the legs of the gigantic Red Spider, I wonder how I hadn’t noticed them before?

  • La perra

    La perra

    Director : MELO GAMPERT Carla

    Countries : Colombia, France

    Duration : 00:14:05

    Synopsis : In Bogota, a bird-girl leaves behind the family home, her domineering mother and faithful dog to go and explore her sexuality.

  • La saison pourpre

    La saison pourpre

    Director : BOUCHEREAU Clémence

    Countries : France

    Duration : 00:09:07

    Synopsis : On an island at the edge of the mangrove, girls live in tune with the climate.

  • Last Order

    Last Order

    Director : JO Hangjin

    Countries : South Korea

    Duration : 00:11:11

    Synopsis : A pizza guy goes on a late-night delivery to a suburban apartment. Despite long flights of stairs, room 1601 is nowhere to be found. Instead, he is left with grim, mysterious illusions and traces.

  • Love Me True

    Love Me True

    Director : SEDAN Inés

    Countries : France

    Duration : 00:07:39

    Synopsis : Laurence is desperately looking for love. Following a friend’s advice, she connects to online dating sites to find her soulmate. She becomes addicted to her phone and addicted to a toxic man.

  • Marie.Eduardo.Sophie


    Director : CORRIVEAU Thomas

    Countries : Canada

    Duration : 00:03:15

    Synopsis : A mesmerising contemplation of moving bodies and painting, with three magnificent contemporary dance performers from Montreal, Marie Mougeolle, Eduardo Ruiz Vergara and Sophie Corriveau.

  • Maurice's Bar

    Maurice's Bar

    Director : PREZMAN Tom, EDERY Tzor

    Countries : France, Israel

    Duration : 00:14:59

    Synopsis : In 1942, on a train to nowhere, a former drag queen remembers a night from her past in one of Paris’ first queer bars. Remnants of customer gossip recall this mythic bar and its mysterious Jewish-Algerian owner.

  • Nun or Never

    Nun or Never

    Director : JÄÄLINOJA Heta

    Countries : Finland

    Duration : 00:10:46

    Synopsis : A nun digs a man out of the ground and loses her grip on everyday life. Can secrets and harmony coexist?

  • Our Uniform

    Our Uniform

    Director : MOGHADDAM Yegane

    Countries : Iran

    Duration : 00:07:25

    Synopsis : An Iranian girl unfolds her school memories through the wrinkles and fabrics of her old uniform. She admits that she's nothing but a "female" and explores the roots of this idea in her school years.

  • Regular Rabbit

    Regular Rabbit

    Director : DUFFY Eoin

    Countries : Ireland

    Duration : 00:07:43

    Synopsis : The good name of a seemingly regular rabbit falls victim to an unstoppable tide of disinformation.

  • Salvation Has No Name

    Salvation Has No Name

    Director : WALLACE Joseph

    Countries : United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic

    Duration : 00:16:45

    Synopsis : A troupe of clowns gather to perform a story about a Priest and a refugee but as their misguided tale unfolds, the boundaries between fiction and reality begin to fray.

  • Sweet Like Lemons

    Sweet Like Lemons

    Director : JOKELA Jenny

    Countries : Finland, United Kingdom

    Duration : 00:05:31

    Synopsis : A visual reflection on getting out of a harmful relationship and moving on.

  • Telsche


    Director : COLFER Sophie, NUNU Ala

    Countries : Poland, Saudi Arabia, Portugal

    Duration : 00:08:34

    Synopsis : On the vast salt flats under dark clouds, a hole in the ground swallows the memory of a woman that Telsche longs to see again.

  • The Miracle

    The Miracle

    Director : DEUTZ Nienke

    Countries : Belgium, Netherlands, France

    Duration : 00:15:03

    Synopsis : The Miracle, a place where the sun always shines, there’s endless opportunities to relax and food is in abundance.

  • The Smile

    The Smile

    Director : VAN SCHAAIK Erik

    Countries : Netherlands, Belgium

    Duration : 00:16:00

    Synopsis : When a world-famous film star is accused of eating his female co-stars, his career goes down the drain. That wipes the smile off his face!

  • Tongue


    Director : YOSHIDA Kaho

    Countries : Canada, Japan

    Duration : 00:02:02

    Synopsis : Tired of being talked at by men, a woman decides to liberate his tongue.

  • Wild Summon

    Wild Summon

    Director : FREED Saul, ARIELI Karni

    Countries : United Kingdom

    Duration : 00:14:40

    Synopsis : A natural history fantasy that follows the dramatic life cycle of wild salmon in human form.

  • World to Roam

    World to Roam

    Director : IRWIN Stephen

    Countries : United Kingdom

    Duration : 00:12:21

    Synopsis : Mother and Father lay the child in his cot at the same time every night. However, come morning, only a shallow crater remains – a baby-shaped depression. The boy was destined to be a wanderer.