Sierra, Sander Joon, Estonia, 2022, 15’57’’
Father and his son are losing the folkrace. In order to win, a boy turns himself into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world.
Cromosoma X, Lucia Bulgheroni, Italy, 2021, 9’01’’
During their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by some feminist protesters enters the office window and hits Rich, who is thus catapulted into a deep and hellish dream.
Rise, Nahuel Garcia, Netherlands, 2021, 3’34’’
A short discussion about the positive and negative aspects of life and why you should keep moving forward.
The Garbage Man, Laura Gonçalves, Portugal, 2022, 11’50’’
On a hot August afternoon, the family gathered at the table remembers uncle Botão: the Colonial War, emigration to France, where he lived and worked thirty years as a garbage man. Memories of each are crossed to tell the story of a man who lived a hard life through humor and fantasy, like when he returned to Belmonte, in a van full of trash, turned into a real treasure.
Oh So Convenient/ 金方便捏, Huei Jen Hung, Taiwan, 2022, 4’40’’
A man who has a unique way of using toilet paper after pooping.
A couple who always order food because they don’t like to put on clothes.
A family who has a way to avoid washing dishes.
A woman who likes her table to be sparkly clean.
People use bags for every little thing.
Just like that, the convenience of life at your fingertips which we enjoy every single day.
Too much waste? No problem, flash them all down to the toilet!
Come On, Let's Live/ Viens, on va vivre, Collective 30 teenagers, Belgium, 2022, 3’52’’
Free illustration of an extract from a chronicle by Félix Radu. An invitation to travel far away, to do what you really want and, above all, to enjoy life.
Holy Holocaust, Osi Wald, Noa Berman-Herzberg, Israel, 2021, 17’31’’
A dark family secret from the past is revealed unexpectedly and opens an abyss between two close friends: Jennifer, a German, discovers that she is the black granddaughter of a Notorious Nazi commander, and her life is turned upside down, while Noa, an Israeli, is doing whatever she can to prevent her life from turning around.
How I Grew Up/ 芳的蜡烛, Yufei Liu, Yike Cen, Jiawei Li, China, 2022, 7’43’’
We have many emotions that have not been observed. In this film, "I" has a feeling of fear of being doubted by others because of a cup of coffee that has not been thrown away. The whole film revolves around the observation of this emotion. By depicting four trivial things that are growing up, and tracing the reasons for its formation, "I" finally sees the appearance of this emotion.
Death at the bus stop/ Døden på busstoppet, Maja Kjellstad Aanonsen, Norway, 2022, 6’24’’
Four strangers are waiting on the bus on a cold morning in Norway. Then someone dies.